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Hurricane Irene Hoax: Tomorrow's Weather Forecast Wrong, But Not Future Climate Predictions?
A satellite image of Hurricane Irene headed to the North American East Coast. Also featured is Al Gore's head spinning out of control from trying to spin to the public how every weather event is due to man-made climate change. 
Despite all the dire warnings from experts that Hurricane Irene would cause horrific damage to the East Coast of North America, it turned out that the forecasts for the strength of winds and the amount of rain were greatly overestimated.  The big talk in New York City is that Mayor Bloomberg went too far in shutting down the subway and other services in preparation for the storm.  And yet prior to Irene hitting the East Coast both FEMA and media were reporting that Irene would be far stronger and bring far more catastrophic consequences.  So the question that must be asked: The experts couldn't properly forecast Irene's effect on New York City's weather the next day, but we're expected to believe their predictions for future climate patterns? 

Al Gore's climate-change scientists say in a report that we need to reduce our carbon emissions to avoid an alien invasion of planet earth, but then economist Paul Krugman says an alien invasion would be good to stimulate the economy as was done with the build-up to WWII. So American liberals seem deeply divided on whether an alien invasion would be good for mankind or not. Which of these two liberal academics will President Obama listen to?

And as expected, proponents of the theory of anthropological global warming or climate change were quick to blame Hurricane Irene on the effects of mankind's emission of greenhouse gases.  Some are already explaining away the embarrassing inaccuracy of these Irene predictions, saying that predicting weather is far more difficult than predicting climate. Well, if it's so difficult then how come these said climate experts are comfortable claiming that hurricanes like Irene are a direct cause of man-made climate change? So again, they can't accurately predict tomorrow's weather in New York City but they can definitively link this weather to long-term climate change patterns?

Today's news on the theory of anthropological global warming or man-made climate change became even stranger than what didn't happen with Hurricane Irene this past weekend. A report was released today, whose authors included reputed experts such as NASA scientists, that warned that man's greenhouse emissions could lead to an alien invasion from outer space. The report says that the aliens may seek to destroy mankind to protect other civilizations in the universe from our destructive, CO2-emitting ways. On the bright side US economist Paul Krugman, citing the economic build-up during WWII, recently suggested that an alien invasion would lead to economic recovery! 

Also in the news today was yet another bizarre outburst from the self-proclaimed climate change prophet himself, Al Gore Jr.  Ever since Climategate exposed that the East Anglia models being used to as evidence to support man-made climate change were deliberately manipulated, the Prophet Al no longer even tries to use scientific facts to argue in favour of his theory. This time Gore likened climate change skeptics to past racists in the US South like Bull Connor! In the Prophet Al's liberal mind a racist is not a Darwinist thinker who believes that groups of Homosapiens are at genetically different levels of evolutionary development, but a Tea Party conservative who's crazy enough to believe in the free market over central government planning!

SOURCES:

Figures. Libs Already Blaming Climate Change For Hurricane Irene - HUMAN EVENTS

Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists

Al Gore Likens Global Warming Doubters to Racists

Krugman calls for space aliens to fix U.S. economy

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Pays Tribute to Fallen Hero, Kiwi SAS Soldier Corporal Doug Grant
Key Notes: Remembering Corporal Doug Grant


During one of his regular addresses to New Zealanders updating them on the affairs of the country Prime Minister John Key gives a heartfelt tribute to the recently fallen hero, New Zealand Special Air Services Member Doug Grant.  This highly elite unit, modeled after the UK's Special Air Services, is part of New Zealand's contribution to the US-led War in Afghanistan. The word 'hero' is often tossed around casually in today's media, but Corporal Doug Grant died in the heroic act of attempting to rescue hostages from the British Council offices in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The portrait of Queen Elizabeth behind the Right Honourable John Key is a fitting backdrop from which to pay tribute to a soldier who sacrificed his life 'For Queen and Country'.

Some might remember seeing New Zealand Prime Minister Key from his attendance
at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton last Ap
ril.
Below is a transcript of the remarks in his video from the PM's 'Key Notes' newsletter:

"Yesterday I went to the private SAS memorial service for Corporal Doug Grant.

Corporal Grant, who was 41 years old, was killed in Afghanistan last Friday. He was shot while trying to rescue hostages from the British Council offices in Kabul, and died on the way to hospital.

His death is a stark reminder of the dangers our Defence Force personnel face while serving in Afghanistan.

My thoughts are with Corporal Grant's wife, Tina, his two young children, and his whole family. On Monday I'll be attending the Defence Force funeral at Linton Army Camp."

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Corporal Douglas Grant who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
May God rest your soul and may He keep watch over your widow and family!


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SOURCES:

Key Notes: Remembering Corporal Doug Grant

Corporal Grant begins final journey

Who Will Rule Post-Gaddafi Libya? The Muslim Brotherhood and the 'Arab Spring'
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Dave Reaboi, Communications Director at the Center for Security Policy, appeared on Michael Savage's radio program on Thursday, May 26, 2011 to discuss the change in the Muslim Brotherhood's phased plan in the context of the so-called 'Arab Spring' in Egypt.

The Western media has been clueless at best and negligent at worst in its coverage of the so-called 'Arab Spring'. There are credible warnings from American and Israeli intelligence analysts that Islamic groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda such as the Muslim Brotherhood are involved in these uprisings. Worse yet, often being the best organized members of the opposition to Arab nationalist dictators, they may successfully fill the power vacuum once these dictators are toppled. This is precisely what happened when the Shah of Persia was toppled in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Islamic fundamentalists led by Ayatollah Khomeini seized power . Now that Libya's Muammar Gaddafi has been overthrown, it is uncertain how much influence hardline Islamist groups connected with the Brotherhood may have in post-Gaddafi Libya.

In Egypt the consequences of toppling dictator Hosni Mubarak are less well known since the Egyptian military is strong and disciplined enough to stop radical Islamist groups from seizing power immediately. Nonetheless, even in Egypt the recent attacks on Israel from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula by radical Islamic groups show the deteriorating security situation there. In Libya, which has no stabilizing military institution like Turkey or Egypt, Islamic terror groups like the Muslim Brotherhood or Al-Qaeda might be able to seize power far more quickly. Consider the following sobering facts:

- Western media outlets and governments, including then US President Jimmy Carter, mistakenly believed that the Iranian revolution would lead to a democratic state instead of a Islamic one.

- Many security analysts warned in vain that topping Saddam Hussein would allow hard-line Shiite Muslims allied with Iran's Ayatollahs to gain more political power.

- The security situation in Egypt's Sinai has been rapidly deteriorating as Al-Qaeda affiliated groups close to the Bedouin recently launched a terrorist attack across the border in Israel.

- Since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and the uprising against Gaffafi in Libya, a large number of Libyan arms have been smuggled into the hands of terrorist group Hamas in Gaza.

- Libyan Islamists reportedly killed one of the two leading rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi, a secularist named General Abdel Fattah Younes.

- The strongest opposition to Bashir Assad in Syria has been the city of Hama, the city where Assad's father brutally cracked down on an uprising by Syria's Muslim Brotherhood.

SOURCES:

George Jonas: Could Libya’s next rulers be worse than Gaddafi?

Islamists blamed for killing General Abdel Fattah Younes as Libya's rebels face up to enemy within

Israel Under Fire: The Growing Threat From Sinai

Looted Libyan arms flooding into Gaza

After U.S. War in Iraq, Iran Gains Political Influence - TIME

St. Bernard of Clairvaux: His Experience of God's Love Proved the Pen Mightier than the Sword
Died August 20th 1153 at the age of 62.
Canonized January 18, 1174, Rome by Pope Alexander III
Patron of Burgundy, beekeepers, candlemakers, Knights Templar
Honoured in the Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran Churches


Today is the Feast Day of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Before the reformers of the Protestant Reformation were reformers like St. Bernard. Saints who reformed the Church from within while preserving the unity of the body of Christ. Many today might forget that even as early as the twelfth century the prospects for the Church, the bride of Christ in the world, looked grim. The Church in that time faced spiritual decline, possible schism from heresy, and the threat of militant Islam. But even more mightily than Charlemagne's sword centuries earlier, St. Bernard's pen moved in defense of Christendom. The mellifluous voice from Clairvaux Abbey attacked moral decadence, heretics and schismatics, and the military threat from Islam. Bernard's devotion to Christ, St. Mary, and all the Angels and Saints led him to experience the love of God in a way that impressed bishops, kings and commoners alike.

The more sophisticated but spiritually decadent theologians and academics of his time, like Peter Abelard, were no matched for his simple but pure devotion to the teachings of the Gospel. Anti-popes like Anacletus II and Christian heretics like the Cathars alike could not temper the zeal with which he defended the Orthodox Faith. And meditating upon the feats of the Maccabees and the just war teachings of St. Augustine, he seamlessly fused the seemingly contradictory professions of monk and warrior into a new knighthood.  If there's anything we should remember today in remembering St. Bernard it is that man may try to rationalize God in his mind in vain, but it is opening one's heart to God's word that is the key to loving and understanding God. And that it is therefore evangelization and living a holy life, and not ecumenism and merely being scholarly, that is the key to the unity of the church.


At the end of his life Saint Bernard confessed to being conflicted by his desire to serve Christ in this world and have his soul reunited with God.  Reciting one of the many verses from Sacred Scripture which he knew by heart, he repeated Saint Paul's words in Philippians 1:23 . “I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far".

Now let us pray to God and take to heart the words and exoteric experience of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux:

Rejoice Jerusalem, and recognize now the time in which you are visited! Be glad and give praise together, wastes of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people. He has ransomed Jerusalem. The Lord has bared his holy arm in the sight of all peoples. O virgin of Israel, you were fallen and there was none to raise you up. Arise now and shake off the dust, O virgin, captive daughter of Sion. Arise, I say, and stand on high. See the happiness which comes to you from your God. You will no longer be referred to as the forsaken one, nor your land any more termed a wilderness; for the Lord takes his delight in you, and your land shall be peopled. Raise your eyes, look about you and see; all these are gathered together and come to you. Here is the help sent to you from the Holy One! Through them is already fulfilled the ancient promise, “I will make you the pride of the ages, a joy from generation to generation. You will suck the milk of the nations and be nourished at the breasts of their sovereignty.” And again, “As a mother consoles her children, so will I console you, and in Jerusalem you will be comforted.”

SOURCES:

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Wikipedia)

St. Bernard of Clairvaux: On Loving God

St. Bernard of Clairvaux: In Praise of the New Knighthood


Prince Charles and Camilla Cut Holiday Short to Visit Youth in Communities Where Rioting Broke Out
(Getty Images: Steve Parsons/WPA/Pool)

Showing concern for the state of youth in his country, Prince Charles and Camilla ended their holiday in Scotland to visit youth Tottenham in the areas where the UK riots recently broke out. The Prince of Wales already contributes significant amounts of money through The Prince's Trust help underprivileged youth. Clarence House recently announced that the amount of money to this charity would be doubled. What was notable of the coverage of his tour through these neighbourhoods was how the poor in these neighbourhoods felt at ease speaking with the Prince, and opened up to him about their concerns about the lawlessness and the government's response.

This stood in stark contrast to the elected politicians like Prime Minister David Cameron who, perhaps in part to address public anger, were obliged to take a hard line against the youth. The Prince in contrast was able to leave the criminal prosecutions to the British Prime Minister's Office and address issues on how to improve programs that will allow youths to escape the gang culture and improve their lives. Many living in these neighbourhoods remarked to reporters how much they appreciated the unexpected visit by the Prince and his wife. They expressed their appreciation for the compassion shown by the couple saying they 'would not have expected them to care.'

SOURCES:

Prince Charles' sympathy for the gang boys

Prince Charles: Joining gangs is a cry for help

Prince Charles, Camilla visit riot hotspots

Princes Trust to invest in city after riots

Royal Roundup: Prince Charles and Camilla Visit Riot Neighborhoods