Conservative Doctor Benjamin Carson Tells Hannity Why He Spoke Out Against President Obama's Policies
Dr. Benjamin Carson got quite a bit of attention for making a big speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning sticking up for conservative principles, with President Obama in attendance. Sean Hannity invited Carson onto his show tonight, remarking that it was an "amazing speech." Carson explained why he felt the need to speak out as he did against the policies of a man sitting mere feet from him.
Dr. Benjamin Carson, a black pediatric neurosurgeon with Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave this amazing speech at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast.
The doctor was critical of ObamaCare:
"News report of Korea Central News Agency. We have successfully carried out the third underground nuclear test. The scientific field for national defence of the DPRK succeeded in the third underground nuclear test at the site for underground nuclear test in the northern part of the DPRK on Tuesday. The test was carried out as part of practical measures of counteraction to defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of the ferocious hostile acts of the US, which wantonly violated the DPRK's legitimate right to launch satellite for peaceful purposes. The test was conducted in a safe and perfect way on a high level with the use of a smaller and light A-bomb unlike the previous ones, yet with great explosive power. It was confirmed that the test did not give any adverse effect to the surrounding ecological environment. The specific features of the function and explosive power of the A-bomb and all other measurements fully tallied with the values of the design, physically demonstrating the good performance of the DPRK's nuclear deterrence that has become diversified. The nuclear test will greatly encourage the army and people of the DPRK in their efforts to build a thriving nation with the same spirit and mettle as displayed in conquering space, and offer an important occasion in ensuring peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the region."
Hamza Yusuf Hanson is an American Islamic scholar and (with Zaid Shakir and Hatem Bazian) is co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California, United States.
He is a convert to Islam, and is one of the signatories of A Common Word Between Us and You, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding. He has described the 9/11 attacks as "an act of 'mass murder, pure and simple'". Condemning the attacks, he has also stated "Islam was hijacked ... on that plane as an innocent victim" The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reported that he "is arguably the west's most influential Islamic scholar" and added that "many Muslims find his views hard to stomach."
Hamza Yusuf was born to two academics in Washington State and raised in Northern California. In 1977, he became Muslim and subsequently traveled to the Muslim world and studied for ten years in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, as well as North and West Africa. Later he traveled to West Africa and studied in Mauritania, Medina, Algeria, and Morocco under such scholars as Murabit al Haaj; Baya bin Salik, head of the Islamic court in Al-'Ain, United Arab Emirates; Muhammad Shaybani, Mufti of Abu Dhabi; Hamad al-Wali; and Muhammad al-Fatrati of Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. After more than a decade abroad, he returned to the United States and earned degrees in nursing from Imperial Valley College and religious studies at San José State University.
Islamophobia is PREJUDICE against, HATRED towards and IRRATIONAL FEAR of Muslims.
O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another.
Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.
The Quran Surat Al-Ĥujurāt (The Rooms) 49:13
The British Runnymede Trust defined Islamophobia as the "dread or hatred of Islam and therefore, [the] fear and dislike of all Muslims," stating that it also refers to the practice of discriminating against Muslims by excluding them from the economic, social, and public life of the nation. The concept also encompasses the opinions that Islam has no values in common with other cultures, is inferior to the West and is a violent political ideology rather than a religion.
The Runnymede report contrasted "open" and "closed" views of Islam, and stated that the following eight "closed" views are equated with Islamophobia:
1) Islam is seen as a monolithic bloc, static and unresponsive to change.
2) It is seen as separate and "other." It does not have values in common with other cultures, is not affected by them and does not influence them.
3) It is seen as inferior to the West. It is seen as barbaric, irrational, primitive, and sexist.
4) It is seen as violent, aggressive, threatening, supportive of terrorism, and engaged in a clash of civilizations.
5) It is seen as a political ideology, used for political or military advantage.
6) Criticisms made of "the West" by Muslims are rejected out of hand.
7) Hostility towards Islam is used to justify discriminatory practices towards Muslims and exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society.
8) Anti-Muslim hostility is seen as natural and normal
Islamophobia was recognized as a form of intolerance alongside xenophobia and antisemitism at the "Stockholm International Forum on Combating Intolerance".The conference, attended by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, the OSCE Secretary General Ján Kubis and representatives of the European Union and Council of Europe, adopted a declaration to combat "genocide, ethnic cleansing, racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia and xenophobia, and to combat all forms of racial discrimination and intolerance related to it." Some scholars of the social sciences consider it a form of racism, but this is controversial.
A perceived trend of increasing Islamophobia and Islamophobic incidents during the 2000s has been attributed by commentators to the September 11 attacks, Moral panics and "racist" campaigns against Muslims while others associate it with the increased presence of Muslims in the Western world.
In May 2002, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC), a European Union watchdog, released a report entitled "Summary report on Islamophobia in the EU after 11 September 2001", which described an increase in Islamophobia-related incidents in European member states post-9/11.
2/12/13 - Former-LAPD officer Chris Dorner is reportedly barricaded in a cabin in Big Bear after a shootout with authorities that wounded two officers. A fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings was barricaded in a cabin in the in the San Bernardino Mountains on Tuesday after a shootout with authorities that wounded two officers. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says two law enforcement officers are being airlifted to a local hospital with unknown injuries. Deputies in the Big Bear area looking for Christopher Dorner responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the area about 12:20 p.m., the sheriff's office said. The people whose vehicle was stolen described the suspect as looking very similar to Dorner. The vehicle found and the suspect, believed to be Dorner, ran into the forest and barricaded himself inside a cabin. A short time later there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the suspect. It's not clear which agency the two agents wounded belong to, State Fish and Wildlife Assistant Chief Dan Sforza told KCAL. It's also believed Dorner committed a residential burglary of a cabin where a couple was tied up, an officer told The Associated Press. The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation. One of the people was able to get away and make a call. The area is in the Big Bear region where a search for Dorner has been under way since his pickup truck was found there Thursday. A KCAL-TV reporter in the Angelus Oaks area along Highway 38 reported gunfire in his vicinity. The noise of the gunbattle was broadcast by the station, whose reporter suddenly found himself near the fight. Someone could be heard yelling at the reporter to get out of the area. Road blocks were up around Big Bear.
On the Tuesday, February 12 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex continues to break down the frenzied search for Chris Dorner which has thus far led LAPD to fire on innocent citizens and the constitutionally-questionable mobilization of spy drones to aid in his capture. Alex also reports on Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, and also continues covering the push for stricter gun control and the dire U.S. financial situation. On today's show, Alex welcomes English writer and journalist David Icke to discuss recent studies speculating on the possibly-contrived nature of reality and the idea that the universe could in fact be one large computer simulation. Alex will also hit on other important news items and take your calls.
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Host: Art Bell
Guests: John Jay Harper
Author John Jay Harper warned of massive changes to the earth, climate, and health that he sees coming due to solar flare activity and other factors. Solar Cycle 24, which peaks around 2011, is predicted to be one of the most intense on record according to solar physicist David Hathaway.
Harper outlined a worst case scenario in which a galactic core explosion triggers mass coronal ejections from the sun that would boil the Earth's ocean floor and cause undersea volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. There'd be mass starvation, illness, and migrations, with the loss of satellites knocking out communications on a wide scale. Satellites could also be taken out in the event of a possible space-based war, he added.
People can prepare for the upheaval by boosting their immune systems, Harper suggested, recommending flax seed oil, elderberry extract, and powdered Vitamin C. Safer areas will be away from the coast lines and large bodies of water such as in parts of the northern United States, he said.
Author Maurice Cotterell shared his knowledge of ancient encoded secrets and the Holy Grail. He also traced how Sun-worshipping civilizations such as the Mayas of Mexico and the Viracochas of South America experienced reincarnations of the "son of God."
Cotterell said he is positive that theCeltic cup known as the Ardagh Chalice (kept in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin) is the Holy Grail and outlined how it was buried with Joseph of Arimathaea and then discovered by King Arthur in the 5th century. It wasArthur who engraved the names of the 12 disciples on it along with two dragons, claimed Cotterell, who noted the same dragon marks are carved into the Amazing Lid of Palenque from the resting place of Lord Pacal of the Maya (whom he believes to be the reincarnation of Jesus).
Arthur broke the code of the Tara Brooch, a sister artifact to the Chalice, which led to his famed pulling of the sword and subsequent realization that he'd found the Holy Grail, Cotterell explained.
1n 1989, engineer and scientist Maurice Cotterell found a way of calculating the duration of long-term magnetic reversals on the Sun. Using this knowledge he was able to break the codes of the Sun-worshipping civilizations of the world, first the Mayas of Mexico, those of Tutankhamun of Egypt, the Viracochas of South America, the Ancient Chinese and now the European Celts. Their secret knowledge of the super-science of the Sun and the higher orders of spirituality enabled him to locate the Holy Grail. Maurice says these remarkable ancient stories explain why we live, why we die, what God is, what the soul is, and what Heaven is.
The Holy Grail is a dish, plate, stone, or cup that is part of an important theme of Arthurian literature. A grail, wondrous but not explicitly "holy," first appears in Perceval le Gallois, an unfinished romance by Chrétien de Troyes: it is a processional salver used to serve at a feast. Chretien's story attracted many continuators, translators and interpreters in the later 12th and early 13th centuries, including Wolfram von Eschenbach, who makes the grail a great precious stone that fell from the sky. The Grail legend became interwoven with legends of the Holy Chalice. The connection with Joseph of Arimathea and with vessels associated with the Last Supper and crucifixion of Jesus, dates from Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie (late 12th century) in which Joseph receives the Grail from an apparition of Jesus and sends it with his followers to Great Britain. Building upon this theme, later writers recounted how Joseph used the Grail to catch Christ's blood while interring him and how he founded a line of guardians to keep it safe in Britain. The legend may combine Christian lore with a Celtic myth of a cauldron endowed with special powers.
The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission on Monday announced that it was partnering with Mike Martin of RAWtools — which is "war" spelled backwards — to launch the "Guns-to-Garden Tools" project. The group said that the idea was based on Isaiah 2:4 from the Bible: "And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." Colorado Springs lawyer Mike Warren, who purchased an AK-47 assault rifle after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, donated his weapon to kick off the project. "I always had it in the back of my mind, there might be something I needed it for," Warren said on Monday. "Sounds stupid now."
Host: George Noory
Guests: Aubrey de Grey, Cris Putnam
In the first half, biblical prophecy expert Cris Putnam talked about the resignation of Pope Benedict in relation to St. Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes. In the 12th century, the Irish seer, St. Malachy, had a vision of who each Pope would be, and made a list of 112 names, ending with a final Pope named Petrus Romans (or Peter the Roman). Since the resigning Benedict is the 111th Pope, the next one could be the one Malachy prophesied about, saying he would deal with many tribulations, including the destruction of Rome. Whether or not the next Pope is actually named Peter may not be relevant because "every Pope has...a claim to the chair of St. Peter; just the fact that you get elected to be Pope kind of puts you as the Peter in charge at that time, so it could just be an oblique reference to an Italian Pope," he explained. Though, there are a few candidates high on the list who do have the name of Peter, he added.
Putnam found it interesting that Malachy's vision of tribulations and the destruction of Rome seem to correlate to the Book of Revelation, chapter 17, which refers to a "great harlot that sits on many waters" that has been interpreted as the Roman church gone apostate (abandoning its faith). Additionally, there's a prophecy from the ancient Book of Zohar that predicts a meteor shower hailing down on Rome in the Jewish year 5773, which corresponds to the 2012-2013 period, he noted. Putnam also shared a quatrain from Nostradamus that could be interpreted to mean that a young black Cardinal will seize the papacy.
In the latter half, biomedical gerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey discussed the amazing discoveries in biological technology, including how stem cell therapy and nanotechnology could be used to not only treat diseases but to halt aging, and actually repair damaged tissues. "In the relatively near future, there's a good chance that technology will make things accelerate a great deal; that we'll develop medicines that will truly postpone ill health and old age and allow us to live in a true, youthful state far longer than we do today," he declared. Ultimately, the way to keep people healthy or restore their health will be arrived at through a complex set of therapies, including genetic and stem cell treatments, as well as conventional approaches such as vaccinations and pharmaceuticals, he detailed.
Treatments will have to be done periodically to maintain health, but de Grey foresees a time, possibly within the next 25 years, when there could be a genuine rejuvenation, repairing the accumulated damage of aging, and making someone biologically much younger than when they began the therapy. This will be a gradual revolution, he continued, with people initially undergoing surgeries to replace organs, until eventually such invasive approaches will be replaced by injections or oral administrations. Viewing these approaches as "preventative medicine," de Grey believes they'll eventually be made available to all, as there will be great savings from not having to treat the sick and elderly. Yet, "at the moment, there is certainly not nearly enough money being invested in this work; I think it could probably go three or four times faster, if it were appropriately funded," he commented.
Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.