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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Email War Between U of MN and AFA

The American Family Association (AFA) wrote a editorial about the fact that Walgreens gave $100,000 to support the "Gay Games." I, for the life of me, cannot understand why corporations give money away to support anything that polarizes their customers. But they do.
And so AFA wrote an editorial about it. I must say , after reading the editorial, it sounds mean spirited and not redemptive. But it is only opinion and as such is free to be spoken.

Well, a University of Minnesota employee wrote a reply to the AFA that contained sophomoric profanity. Another entrenched U of MN ultra liberal bureaucratic employee speaks less than profound profanities against the villain of reactionary right wing thought. I wonder if anything better is on another channel. Oh, wait, this is real and not TV. His name is Greg Perrizo. He is a housing and residential life administrator who has a long history of being an activist liberal on the campus. Here is a statement of his beliefs that he and others authored a few years back. It is typical secular "can't we all just get along ?" newspeak that ignores moral, ethical, and spiritual boundaries that life requires and imagines a redefined culture molded in its own image.

When the AFA complained to the president of the University of Minnesota they received no reply. This added fuel to the fire. So the AFA is asking everyone to write a rebuke letter to let the world know about how offensive it is that someone cussed in a email written during company time as a state employee in Minnesota.

No, I don't think I will. Thanks for asking. Actually I think the AFA should say they are sorry for their reactionary verbiage in the first place. The goal of Christian thought and opinion should be redemption not rejection. Leave this sort of verbiage to the secular right wing. As Christians I think we can do much better.

Then I think that the U of MN employee, Greg Perrizo, should apologize for his street language. Two offences do not make a right. Let's try to keep the debate a little more mature than playground name calling. Normally I support the AFA and am thankful for their work but not this time. And my thoughts about the secular agenda on the U of MN campus are that they are walking another road than the one I walk.

You can read the AFA article here.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Fargo Gets To Keep 10 Commandments

This one went in our favor. The 10 commandments gets to stay in front of city hall in Fargo.
The Red River Freethinkers have backed off after a federal judge ruled that this monument met the "secular purpose" test. But the fight goes on in Nebraska. The "god haters" continue to search near and far to erase any mention of God in America. What are they afraid of? Hmmm?

You can read about it here.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Sex Offender Map

The Ogre has posted a new sex offender map. I am including it here for my readers. Since Oprah has taken up this cause this is now available. I think it is long overdue and should be posted as public service by the city not some private concern. The MN Department of Corrections has a web page to locate offenders but it is not as user friendly. You can try to look at it here. But if you just use the map and then click on the names of the individuals near you, you can get specific info off of the DOC web site.

This map is for the entire US (or at least 38 states so far) and can be centered by zip code or address and you can see who is living near you. These are serious sex offenders. Level 3. Violent and dangerous. Do not take this lightly. Although the vast majority of offences are committed by acquaintances of the offended some can be total freaks like one near me.

The closest one to me is about 8 blocks away but he lives right next to a park land area and near (1 block) the local elementary school. But there are four listed in my zip code.

We should all take a look at our neighborhood closely.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Miers Sacrificial Cow ?

As the tide of public opinion continued out from shore on the Miers nomination, I finally got it.
Miers was supposed to be a sacrificial cow in the first place! That is why we heard only weak support and defense. I never thought that Bush was that stupid. Now, what remains to be seen is, if Bush uses this as an excuse to weaken the conservative credentials of the next nominee or if his plan was to put in a truly pro-life conservative in the first place after Miers was killed off.

Miers never fit in the first place. Friend or not, evangelical or not, she just never fit. Everybody thought, "What is Bush doing?" Now we know. He was setting up the next nominee. Now we will see his true colors.

Amen ! ? Or oh my ?

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Sudan Vs. Darfur

Why does the world ignore Sudan? I don't get it. The death toll in Darfur is now up to 100,000, and many say if help is not established in two weeks it will be too late.

Sudan does not care about the people of the southern and western areas. It only wants total control of the land. It would be happy if the people of these areas were all dead. And the world doesn't seem to care because their deaths would have little or no effect on their lives and activities.

All that would have to be done to stop this today is to set up a blockade of the oil streaming from Sudan. Simple oil sanctions could do it. The other oil rich countries could increase production to make up the difference in the world oil supply. Nobody suffers except the corrupt oil brokers of Sudan. Why can't the UN do it? Or anybody for that matter?

We support one of the "lost boys" of Sudan who now lives in Kenya. One soul. He is attending school because a high school certificate is just about his only hope for the future. We are only able to do this because someone in our church is from Kenya and she has a family there and we are working through them. The boy was found by one of our missionaries on a trip to Africa.
But this is expensive. On a pastor's salary I cannot do it alone so even this is a collaboration with others. All for one person.

And the world is full of people like this. Fully one third of the world could use some help just to survive. Not buy TV sets. American welfare is a joke compared to real needs in the world.
But enough of my ranting. Just letting off steam.

Corruption, greed, and bribes are pandemic. These things seem to be extreme problems in many Islamic countries but I think that this is a symptom of man without God and not isolated to Islam. Come Lord Jesus.



by J. Elmer Dinwiddie, February 2005

Eerily reminiscent of the famous 1967 Bigfoot picture, a blurred figure carrying a Bible was recently caught on film in a church parking lot in Ohio. Anthropologists are hopeful that this proves that the supposedly extinct species has survived the Church Growth Movement and will soon repopulate the Midwest.

The scientific community was rocked this month when new photographic evidence was presented which appears to confirm the existence of a hominid species long considered extinct by most experts: the elusive Bible-carrying churchgoer. The photograph, taken by Clem Pilsner, is the first known sighting of the creature in twenty years which anthropologists have officially named "Homo biblia sacra" or "Suburban Bible Man." If the photo is authentic, it would be the first verification of the existence of this Bible-toting species since the beginning of the Church Growth era.

Pilsner, a window washer from Ripley, Ohio, took the photo on Sunday morning, January 16th, with his new Sprint picture phone. "I was driving my truck to get another six-pack before the (football) game when something caught my eye," he told The Sacred Sandwich in an exclusive interview. "At first glance it was just a dark figure walking across First Church's parking lot. But when I seen it carrying a Bible, I about dropped my breakfast burrito." Fortunately, Pilsner was able to take a quick snapshot with his cell phone before the creature disappeared into the church building. "I'm just thankful my horrified screams didn't shake the camera too much," he added.......
I am laughing out loud as I type this. This comes from a humor page called The Sacred Sandwich and really cuts to the heart of the matter. The more I do powerpoints, the less people bring their bibles to church. Their bibles seem to be so holy that they cannot bear to write notes in them or highlight passages that speak to them. I hope that this trend reverses itself in the near future. Still, this spoof is pretty funny. Thanks to Aaron Siver for emailing me this.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

RFID Passports

I am about to renew my passport and I read today that the new ones will have RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips in them. They will transmit info such as name, sex, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, and even a photo. It is expected that future upgrades will include fingerprints and iris scans.

You can read about it here.

Rosa Parks

I moved from Rock Island, IL to Memphis, TN in 1964 and I found out that I was in for a little culture shock. The blacks still sat at the back of the bus. There were still "white only" drinking fountains and even wash-a-trias. I was fascinated by the way whites treated blacks as second class citizens. Only black people worked as garbage men and somehow the laws were tortured to allow a below-the-minimum wage to be paid for this work. It was unconscionable.

Rosa Parks stands out as a hero. She was a dignified lady in every way. When she was asked to give up her seat on a bus by a white MAN after she had worked a full day, she simply said, "no."
This hero of the great-white-hope of a man then threatened Rosa. He said, "Well, by God, I'm going to have you arrested." Rosa simply replied, " you may do that." And he did. The rest is history.

The black people of the town were outraged and started a boycott of the bus line. The bus line was almost bankrupted by this because the ridership was mostly black. Thus began the civil rights crusades of the 1960's. Climaxing in the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis.

It all began 50 years ago with Rosa Parks. Thank you Lord for this lady in our lives.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

American's Not Buying Evolution

A new CNN/USA Today/Gallop poll shows that a majority of adults support the biblical account of creation. Nobody starts out as an evolutionist. They have to be brain washed. Any normally inquisitive kid will conclude that there is a creator. He has to be indoctrinated to think differently.

I might say that the same thing holds true in abortion. No normally thinking person would think that the killing of a baby was a good thing. They have to be brainwashed into just seeing it as " a product of conception."

This fight over intelligent design in Harrisburg, Pa. is stirring things up. I have noticed that the web site has been blistering in its disdain over these proceedings.

I believe that the party line of evolution has run it's course. It's purpose was to promote atheistic thought. To deny God. The processes could take billions of years but that would not mean that there was not a God behind it. But they do a very weak job of convincing anybody but the previously indoctrinated of the billions part anyhow. Again, I am not ignorant. Convince me.
Here's a link.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Model Car 80,000 Times Smaller Than Human Hair

In their free time, some scientists make model cars out of atoms. They use "buckyballs" as wheels and these "cars"are no wider than a single strand of DNA. Uff da! When I was in high school I was interested in micro-biology. But at that time the smallest thing was an atom and you could not really see one. Now they are putting atoms together into specialized molecule's and making toys out of them. Actual toys that the wheels turn and move on a surface.

About 15 years ago man discovered that there were more than just two types of carbon molecules. They have been working, since then, to learn how these new forms can be used. There are buckyballs, nanotubes, and other things with strange names, and they are about to break out of the labs and into the main stream. The consequences are going to be amazing.

For example, they are talking about braiding nanotubes together and making a long "cable" and tethering a space station to it like a string attached to a spinning basketball. The intention is to send elevators up and down the cable into outer space. Sound fantastic? Most scientists think that such a thing might be workable.

Stay tuned. Life is moving fast. Catch up on your reading here.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Showdown Over Pornography In 3rd Court Of Appeals

The most important showdown over pornography in years is happening currently in the 3rd District Court of Appeals. The champion for decency is Mary Beth Buchanan, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The champion for the porno industry is H. Louis Sirkin, a Cincinnati attorney representing Extreme Associates. The battle is the appeal of a decision by U.S. District Judge Gary L. Lancaster in January. He ruled there can be no restrictions on the distribution of porno, based upon the landmark decision of the Supreme Court case of Lawrence v. Texas, in which the court ruled that laws prohibiting same-sex sodomy are unconstitutional, Judge Lancaster wrote: "the government can no longer rely on the advancement of a moral code, preventing consenting adults from entertaining lewd or lascivious thoughts, as a legitimate, let alone compelling, state interest." !!!!!!!

In plain words, what this means is, "if they have the right to possess it in their homes, they have the right to buy it somewhere." This is truly an expansion of a porno agenda. What is next? "If they have the right to buy porno of 'rape, murder, women being defecated on, etc. then they have the right to produce it?" What has happened to the common sense of the courts in America? It is hard to believe that Judge Lancaster is serious. Has he lost his mind and become a "freak" himself or is he in the pocket of the porno industry?

Mary Beth Buchanan is appealing this outlandish ruling and leading the fight to stop this progressive erosion of the standards of this land. If we can't stop this here, we are in big trouble. The fabricated right to privacy in these manners is taking this full course. Please pray for Ms. Buchanan.

You can read more here.
And here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Letter From Congress Rejects XXX Domain Name

Here is a letter from congress that finally makes some sense out of the new proposal (from the porno industry) to begin a new XXX domain name. Thank God that someone in Congress has finally given this issue some serious thought.

This is one of the most insane ideas I have heard of in a long time. We need to eliminate porno, not enable it.

Email me and I will send you this in readable PDF form. I couldn't get it large enough to read in this post and do not have a url to refer you to.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Alzheimer Patients Spiritual Memories unaffected

Alzheimer patients who attended mass, though they may not recognize their own children, still sing Amazing Grace and recite the Lord's Prayer.

My mother was like this. She could still connect on spiritual issues even in her advanced stages of Alzheimer. There was still sweet fellowship in the things of God. Once, when she could almost not talk anymore and would only stare at her hands and stroke a handkerchief, I asked her if realized that she had some great days ahead of her. She looked up with life and light in her eyes, smiled, and shook her head as she said,"yes." It was stunning. We sat there and smiled at each other for quite some time.

You can read more here.

Supreme Court Banishes Bible In Court Cases

The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that the bible cannot be consulted in decisions about the death penalty. But they would probably would have no problem with a Ouija board !
This is a carnival of absurdity.

But people would ask, "do you want Muslims to be able to consult the Koran before pronouncing sentence?" My answer is, "yes." Everybody consults something. You are who you are. If the culture becomes majority Muslim then Muslim sentencing will happen. There is no such thing as "secular" sentences. It is always somebody's opinion, and just because it is the judges, or case law, does not make it neutral. The sentencing guidelines are set by the laws of the local legislatures and they only reflect the ideas of the individuals that make up that legislature. That is why we have juries of our peers. Not to rubber stamp the legislature, but to oversee them. The sentences should reflect the individuals on the jury without censorship. We are tried by a jury of our peers, not by some secular judicial standard. The jury is not a puppet of the judge.

If the state law allows for the death penalty then it is a option based upon the individual jury members conscience. The judge does not have the right, under God, to tamper with that opinion and eliminate primary sources of the individuals private morality. To imagine some other standard is pollyanna day dreaming. I will have no judge dictate my conscience.

Thus, I will probably never be selected to serve on a jury panel. Unless I hide my morality, in America, I will be rejected in the selection process, because the selection process is biased against my beliefs. This again is another form of judicial tyranny.

Live free or die under the tyranny of the judges. The law has been perverted by judges who are, in their minds, above the law , a law unto themselves and thus are the source of law and the sole interpreters of the same. There, I have said it ! It is time to de-throne the judges.

Ray Comfort Removed By Police !

Every morning in California Ray Comfort, one of America's top evangelists, goes to his station on the steps of the courthouse in Los Angeles, and begins to talk to people about Jesus. He is only there for 20 minutes and he never is impolite or in any way invading the privacy of the people who are uninterested. He had never caused any sort of trouble. But this was not good enough for one judge.

The judge declared all of the area around the courts to be "no speech zones." But one thing he failed to do, he failed to give any reason why. There is absolutely no evidence of any problems.
The judge is going to loose this one. It is simply a restriction of Ray Comfort's free speech rights in public places. It is Christ-a-phobia at its worst. The judge simply hates the content of Ray's speech. Shame on him !

You can read more here or by doing a search on this subject on the internet.

Friday, October 14, 2005


Here are some issues the ACLU supports:

Legalization of homosexual marriage
Legalization of child pornography
Legalization of prostitution
Legalization of live sex acts in public
Legalization of sex between adults and children
The ACLU defends the North American Man Boy Love Association whose motto is "sex before 8 or it is too late."
Removing "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance
Removing our motto "In God We Trust" from our money
Forcing the Boy Scouts to accept homosexual scout leaders
Removing prayer from school and public events
Abortion on demand, without parental consent
Legalizing illicit drugs
Physician assisted suicide
Partial-birth abortion
Mandatory sex education
Legalized polygamy
Tax supported profane art

Here is what the ACLU is against:

Parental notification for minors having abortion
School vouchers
Filters on public library computers
Student led prayer in schools
Nativity scenes on public property
Sex offender registries
Broadcast decency laws
"Choose Life" license plates
Tax exemptions for churches
Posting of the Ten Commandments of public property
Prayers before high school football games
Parental consent laws
"Abstinence before marriage" sex education

To confirm these facts, or to learn more, simply place the words "ACLU supports" or "ACLU opposes" in your search bar.
We report, you decide !

How Can You Be In Two Places At Once ? (When You Are Not Anywhere At All) ;-)

Well kids, things just keep getting stranger and stranger. Quantum physics abandoned three dimensions years ago and told us that there were at least nine dimensions. Now, years later after the initial research was done, they are finally publicly admitting that it is possible to be in two places at once.

Research is proving that individual electrons can appear in two places at the same time ! And that a photon can be both a wave and a particle at the same time ! It seems that things are just not as they appear in universe. You know, kinda a "but wait, there is more" sort of admission of the hard sciences. More? Like you mean there really might be a eternity? Hmmm?

One quick quote from the article:
To understand this fact, Niels Bohr introduced in 1923 the Complementarity Principle: simply put, every component in nature has a particle, as well as a wavelike character, and it depends only on the observer which character he sees at any given time. In other words, the experiment determines which characteristic one is measuring - particle or wave.

Read all about it here.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Yahoo Finally Smells Coffee

Yahoo has been one of the top pornographers on the internet. They have housed pornography sites and allowed unlimited access to them from anyone in the world regardless of age. Many of the people involved in the fight for decency have fought against Yahoo for years.

Now, finally, Yahoo has taken responsibility and begun to restrict some of the web sites housed on their server. They have finally begun to bar chat rooms that promote sex between minors and adults and restrict all chat rooms to users 18 and older. This is a simple step that they should have taken years ago. The fact that they resisited this was a money motivated morality that resisted all common sense.

The changes come under an agreement with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning.

Among the illicit chat rooms removed were those with labels such as "girls 13 & up for much older men," "8-12 yo girls for older men," and "teen girls for older fat men." Many of these were located within the "Schools and Education" and "Teen" chat categories.

An undercover investigator, posing as a 14-year-old while visiting one of those chat rooms, received 35 personal messages of a sexual nature over a single 25-minute period, the attorneys general said.

In a word, Yahoo got busted. Now they are finally moving to the center.

I am not a socialist, but I am disgusted with corporate America. They seem to be more and more godless every day. I read today that 17 % of US corporations have written policy that they will not support any Christian organizations and fully 53 % of the corporations will not match funds in charitable giving if the group given to is Christian. Why? Is this the result of hippies of the 60's finally making chairman of the board?

Christian Carnival 91

The 91st Christian Carnival is up at Radnom Acts of Verbiage.
Why not stop by and take a look ?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

16,500 In East Los Angeles Mass Grave Remembered In Memorial Service

The grave was sealed on Oct. 6, 1985. A simple marker was placed over the site saying
"In Memory of the 16,500 Precious Unborn Buried Here. Oct. 6, 1985"
They were buried after being found in shipping container that had been repossessed from the owner of a medical lab in Southern California. The container was filled with buckets full of dead baby remains collected from 16,500 abortions.

A legal war broke out over the simple request to give these babies a decent burial that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Does anybody even remember this atrocity that happened in the US? Of course not. It was not front page news. These children would now be around 23 years old, some graduated from college and beginning to raise children of their own. But they were thrown in buckets of formaldehyde and locked in a shipping container that was not even important enough to pay the rent on. Lord have mercy.
Investigate this story here.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Italian Man Wakes From Coma After Two Years ! He Heard Everything.

A man who had been placed in a coma for two years as a result of an automobile accident recently awoke and told doctors and his family that he heard and understood everything going on around him during the time.

The news comes at the same time as a national bioethics committee in Italy put forward guidelines saying that incapacitated patients should be provided normal medical care, including food and water.

"To feed an unconscious patient through a tube is not a medical act," the committee's president, Francesco D'Agostino, said, according to a Reuters report. "It's like giving a bottle to a newborn baby who can't be nursed by its mother

"And to think that some doctors said that it was all useless and that he would be dead in three, four months," his brother said. Link to story here.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

UN Wants Control Of Internet

There is a battle looming over the control of the internet.
The UN wants control. The US is beginning to fold on this subject.
Imagine your phone controlled by the UN. NO WAY !
The UN cannot manage anything.

FCC Launches New Web Site

The Federal Communications Commission launched a new, user-friendly web site designed to educate the public about the laws governing the airing of obscene, indecent and profane material and the Commission’s enforcement of those laws.

The site explains how to file a complaint and what happens to the complaint once the Commission receives it. In addition, for each year dating back to 1993, it provides useful statistics on the Commission’s enforcement efforts, including the number of obscenity, indecency and profanity complaints received by the Commission; the number of Notices of Apparent Liability issued by the Commission and the total forfeitures imposed by the Commission. Finally, the site answers frequently asked questions on a wide range of topics ranging from how a consumer can determine the status of a complaint he or she filed to what makes material obscene, indecent or profane.

The site can be found at

Friday, October 07, 2005

Artificial Dog Testicle Wins Award of LG Nobel Prize

Yes folks, that's right, artificial dog testicles are just the tip of the iceberg. I have recently heard of the lg Nobel Prize in research. It is a hoot. These are real research projects, not made up madness. I believe these are published works.

The noted research coming out of the University of Minnesota is outstanding. Edward Cussler of the University of Minnesota and Brian Gettelfinger of the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin were crowned chemistry supremos for answering the "longstanding scientific question": can people swim faster in syrup or in water.

All the other oddities can be seen here.

Thank academia for making my day lighter ... Of course you are worth the money !

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Christian Carnival 90

The 90th Christian Carnival is up at Attention Span.
You can read all your favorite Christian blogs here.

U of MN Teaches Class On Alcohol Risks

The university has put together a class for parents who are concerned about alcohol risks while their child is matriculating at U of MN. It is only open to families of students and admission is by email and verification of student ID.

I would love to know what they are teaching. I wonder...
How to determine how much you can drink per hour according to your own body weight?
How many students die from suffocating on their own vomit vs. Suicide ?
How to keep your child from frat parties? Low alcohol alternatives?
What is a party house? What does BYOB mean? Which dorm is safest?
Do drinking and sex mix ? Can Mountain Dew lead to alcohol abuse? What about violence?

Or how about.....
Alcohol: A historical survey? An academic approach to alcohol abuse by adolesents ?
Personal meaning through science? Evolutional approach to alcohol?

What can the blind teach the blind? The university and it's values are driving students to drink. Will it teach against itself? Of course not! The problem is alcohol, irresponsibility, and ideas. Not just alcohol and irresponsibility. Ideas have consequences.

You can read the article in the (Red) Star & Trib here.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Campus Unable To Stop Binge Drinking

All over the nation universities are seeing an upward spike in binge drinking among students and they are impotent to slow it down let alone stop it. Every Friday night the U of MN campus takes off on a magical mystery tour that ends in the morning with vomit and beer cans littering the landscape. I have spoken about this in other posts last month.

There was an article in the Minneapolis (Red) Star and Tribune this week.
"Colleges at a loss to curb binge drinking"

Drinking is at an all time high and the schools are at wits end to know what is wrong or how to stop it.


Ideas have consequences ! The ideas presented here on this campus not only eliminate and exclude God they often do it violently and rudely. Young adults are left with little to believe in except making money and selfish ambition and like my generation they reject that. All that's left to do then is get high or commit suicide.

The drug of choice has changed back to the conservative drug of choice, alcohol. It is legal, it is everywhere, and it is socially accepted by just about everybody. It is as if we have returned to 1962 again. Just before a big revolution of the rejection of popular values. At that time I was as drunk as I could be without falling over because life seemed hopeless and meaningless.

I never found any hope in philosophy, science, politics, or religion. I had no hope until God Himself spoke to my heart in a personal way. He simply gave me the grace to know that He was there and there was a plan for my life. In less than 15 minutes I began a journey back to righteousness, peace, and joy. In less than 6 months I had completely walked away from all of that hopelessness and despair. In a year, many of my friends had also.

The only cure to the plague of alcohol on the campuses is hope. And Jesus is the anchor of our hope.

How Goes The War ?

Due to the hurricanes and slow progress in Iraq and Afghanistan, little is known about the current trends and plans of al Qaeda. We, the American people, are not being kept up to date with the activities of al Qaeda. We get reactionary comments to events that have already happened and defensive responses to recent outbreaks of violence. About the only thing we know is that we are fighting "terrorists" in Iraq and are "aggressively" rooting them out of cities near Syria.

But there is much more to the story than that. Today we found out that the cars used in the recent bombings in Iraq were stolen from the US by some car theft ring, loaded on a ship, and delivered to Iraq through adjacent countries. Over 1 million cars are stolen every year in the US. Many are put on ships and transported around the world. Where's the border security? The very cars we drive are stolen, transported to a US harbor, loaded on vessels, unloaded in a foreign port, and driven to the streets of Iraq where they are used as car bombs.

You can read more about this story here. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Actually, I think that the places where we should be looking for al Qaeda is in the places where little or nothing is happening. When a bomb goes off in Bali, it does not mean that al Qaeda is centering their work there. I believe that many of those bombings are diversions. While we are flying in experts, moving navy vessels to better positions, and working with the governments in these cases, al Qaeda is preparing and massing in some future and unknown place. Their strategic plans go way beyond our knee jerk reactions to their fake offensive.

I believe that al Qaeda is re-positioning themselves around Israel after they were kicked out of Afghanistan. Reports are coming in from Egypt that they are in the Sinai on the West side of the Red Sea. They are also massing just West of the Gaza Strip area where the Jewish settlers were recently removed. They are massively supplying the "Palestinian" revolt through tunnel networks, storage bunkers, etc. They have the entire Egyptian Sinai mined and defended just off the main highways. Anyone daring to step off of the main roads is in serious danger. This area has become like a massive Tora Bora area. Fortified and defended. Egyptian forces do not have the strength or man power to deal with this on their own land. Or so they say.

Another area where they are massing is in extreme Western Iraq. Just near the border with Jordan. While US attention is on the Syrian border, al Qaeda, is moving into the Anbar province. They are massing and fortifying their positions in another area and giving only token resistance near Syria. Israel is being surrounded.

The financing of these offensive plans no longer come, simply, from Saudi oil and construction fortunes through Osama Bin Laden. It is coming from organized crime all over the world. From smuggling cigarettes, car theft rings, drugs, and even pornography. Massive amounts of money can accomplish almost anything. And the corruption of the societies of this earth make them ripe for the picking. The amounts of money available seems unlimited.

Are the forces of the false christ (there is a corresponding messiah figure in the Shia' clans of Islam, called al Mahdi, the 12th Imam. Do a web search to find out more) positioning themselves for a death thrust against Israel ? Do the ancient prophecies against Egypt, Syria, and the Arab tribes of the Sinai foretell this event? You tell me ! Who knows ! But the players seem to be moving on the chess board and the set time seems to be marching forward while the US is distracted by many other things.

You can read about these developments in detail here.