Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saw the words "MAGOG INVASION" scroll across my eyes in Stockholm worship service

While in worship in a Stockholm worship service last night I saw the words "MAGOG INVASION" scroll across my eyes. I was not thinking about America or politics in any form or fashion. It was a complete message to my spirit. My eyes were closed.

This was a powerful service.

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain said to select Alaska gov as VP running mate. Is Hillary mad yet?

John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, two senior campaign officials told The Associated Press on Friday. A formal announcement was expected within a few hours at a campaign rally in swing-state Ohio.

Palin, 44, is a self-styled hockey mom and political reformer who has been governor of her state less than two years. Palin's selection was a stunning surprise, as McCain passed over many other better known prospects, some of whom had been the subject of intense speculation for weeks or months.

At 44, she is a generation younger that Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, who is Barack Obama's running mate on the Democratic ticket.

She is three years Obama's junior, as well — and McCain has made much in recent weeks of Obama's relative lack of experience in foreign policy and defense matters.

Palin flew overnight to an airport in Ohio near Dayton, and even as she awaited her formal introduction, close aides said they had believed she was at home in Alaska.

She is a former mayor of Wasilla who became governor of her state in 2006 after ousting a governor of her own party in a primary and then dispatching a former governor in the general election.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Statement from the Official Website of Albert Howard

ABC World News Tonight confirms our website prophecy brought down the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7qmecdOq-Q

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Great Is Your Mercy LIVE Stockholm!

Worship backed up by the orchestra of Heaven!

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15 jobs that pay $70,000 per year

High salaries have a nasty stigma attached them. One that reeks of years of school, advanced qualifications, extensive training and many years of experience, which some people just don't have.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

We Have Moved to Northern Europe

Ingrid and I would like to thank all of our supporters for your effective prayer and fasting. We have arrived safely in Stockholm, Sweden. The children are very excited about life in Europe. We are humbled and prepared to walk in the purpose, vision and heavenly pattern set before us. We worship and adore you, Jesus!

Albert

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Staunch Hillary Clinton Supporter Dead at 58

Ohio Congresswoman dies at 58

Ohio Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died after suffering from a serious aneurysm, medical officials said Wednesday. She was 58.

Tubbs Jones, in her fifth term representing parts of Cleveland and its suburbs, was the first black woman to represent Ohio in the House of Representatives.

Couple that won lottery twice win again

Lucky Wisconsin pair claims four (yes, four) $350,000 jackpots

MADISON, Wis. — A woman and her husband, who claims he's developed a formula for lottery picks, have each claimed $350,000 jackpots.

Twice.

Verlyn and Judith Adamson claimed two $350,000 jackpots on Monday because each held a winning ticket in the state SuperCash drawing last Saturday. They didn't mention at the time that they also held two more of the winning tickets.

They claimed those jackpots Thursday. All four were purchased at different locations, but with the same numbers and for the same drawing. Their winnings now amount to $1.4 million, or about $955,000 after taxes.

The Adamsons left a voice message on their phone saying they wouldn't have any public comment and referring any questions to lawyer Scott Thompson.

Small winnings so far
Verlyn Adamson said earlier in the week that he's a big fan of math puzzles. He claims he developed a formula for lottery picks, but his winnings have been small until now.

Thompson said the Adamsons are "exploring patent protection" for the equation.

But Steven Post, a mathematics professor at Edgewood College in Madison, wasn't buying it. He said there is no way to devise a strategy for finding the winning numbers in a game that uses randomly generated numbers to determine the winning combination.

The only strategy would be to "buy all the tickets," he said.

Swedish King to visit Flint, Michigan

Carl XVI Gustaf accepts university's invitation; governor will also be there

FLINT, Mich. - The king of Sweden is coming to Flint.

King Carl XVI Gustaf is expected to visit Kettering University on Sept. 26 during a two-day trip to Michigan.

Kettering Provost Michael Harris told The Flint Journal that plans are under way for a ceremony featuring Gov. Jennifer Granholm. He says the king is expected to talk with Detroit automakers during his visit, but Flint is his main destination.

Kettering is hoping Swedish Biogas International of Linkoping will build a plant in Flint that would convert human waste into vehicle fuel and generate heat and electricity.

'Honored'
Granholm spokeswoman Megan Brown says the governor extended an invitation to Gustaf during her visit to Sweden last year, and "is honored that he has accepted."

Gustaf's role as king is ceremonial.

America's Golden Calf Is Coming Down!

Excerpts from an article by David Wilkerson

". . .Beloved, America is facing God's judgment--and we will never be the same! In the days to come, literally hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose their homes. Why? They've leveraged them with equity loans, so they could play the stock market and try to strike it rich!

I tell you, the stock market has become America's golden calf! People see it as a financial savior, and they worship it daily--trusting in it, depending on it, giving it all their energy and attention. But it's going to fall suddenly--and none of the small, individual investors will be spared. They'll suffer the most, losing their homes, their cars--everything!

I must ask you: "Are you prepared for what is coming? If not, are you acting now to get ready? When I speak of being ready, where do your thoughts take you? Do you think immediately of investments, bank accounts, survival plans, safety for your family?"

Yet, I believe it is much more important today for American Christians to focus on spiritual preparation--before the coming storm hits. Let me tell you why.

I believe that when the coming storm hits with full fury, and the nation is reeling with panic and fear, people will flee all false gospels and feel-good churches. Christians will forget about gospel entertainment and Christian TV, and they'll start demanding hard truth. They'll flock to hear godly pastors, demanding the true Word of God. Their cry will be, "Who will preach to us a prophetic, life-changing word?"

Sadly, many charismatic Christians today talk much about being Spirit-filled--but they are totally bankrupt of truth. They're not intimate with Christ--and so they don't know how to draw on His strength in truth. They don't tremble at the truth of His Word. They don't know how to walk in His resurrection power or live wholly dependent on Him. Instead, they twist, manipulate, and misinterpret His Word to accommodate their flesh.

Many pastors and evangelists today have no interest in seeking the Spirit of truth. They think they can call on the Holy Ghost at any time to come down and sweep away all the powers of hell. But these people won't be prepared for the dark times that are coming?

The only manifestations we'll see when the storm hits will be men and women falling to their knees in awe and fear of God. They'll be slain by the piercing, convicting, soul-cleansing preaching that comes from the Spirit of truth.

Indeed, today--while most of America focuses on its prosperity--God is waking a holy remnant in the church. These saints are on their faces, seeking Him with all their strength and crying out for a true Word from the Spirit of truth.

In recent months, our ministry has received hundreds of letters from pastors and believers who are repulsed by most of what they see in the church: hype, foolishness, entertainment, shallow preaching. They're crying out, "Enough! We're tired of seeing our pastors go to conventions and return only to introduce come new gimmick. We're sick of seeing the flesh accommodated. We're hungry for truth! We want to hear preaching that convicts us and challenges us to holiness and prayer."

Believer, you can rest assured--in the coming days of calamity, the true revival won't come through showboating, big-time preachers or TV evangelists. It won't come through prosperity teachings or other doctrines of false security. No--God's revival will come through a hidden company of pastors and lay people who have been in the school of Christ, learning His ways and trusting in Him. These will lead a revival of truth!

Yet not everyone is going to want truth. Many will turn to unbridled lust. Indeed, our society could see Sodom replayed a hundred times over. But, as our nation poises on the brink of chaos, many Americans will begin to seek truth, answers, life.

As for me, I want to face the coming times as " . . . a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth" II Timothy 2:15

I urge you: Ask the Lord to prepare you--His way--for the day "America's golden calf" comes down. Seek His Spirit of truth in your secret closet. Learn to recognize His voice above all the worldly clamor going on in His church. Then you'll truly be prepared to face the coming storm.

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David Wilkerson is founder of Teen Challenge, Inc., the worldwide Christian drug and alcohol rehabilitation ministry. He is the author of The Cross and the Switchblade, The Vision, Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately?, Hungry for More of Jesus, Revival on Broadway and many other books. David and his wife, Gwen, live in New York City, where he serves as senior pastor of Times Square Church.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Senator Dianne Feinstein breaks ankle, will skip convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has broken her ankle and will miss next week's Democratic National Convention.

Feinstein, who was one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's top supporters, was to have chaired California's delegation to the convention in Denver.

Feinstein slipped and broke her ankle on Friday while talking a walk in the Tahoe forest in California with Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., the senator said in a statement Tuesday.

Feinstein was at Lake Tahoe for a gathering of elected officials called the Lake Tahoe Summit.

She said her doctor has advised her not to travel.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

US bank 'to fail within months'

The global financial crisis is set to get worse, with a large US bank likely to collapse in the next few months, a former IMF chief economist has warned.

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Former Michigan teacher accused of sex with boy, 12

Authorities accuse a former Michigan elementary school teacher of having sex with a 12-year-old boy she was tutoring at her home.

Allanah Benton-Wells of Flint was arraigned Tuesday on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The 42-year-old could face life in prison if convicted.

Authorities say Benton-Wells had sex with a sixth-grader in her class on two occasions last year when she was supposedly helping him with his homework.

Her attorney says she denies the allegations.

Benton-Wells is divorced and the mother of 19-month-old twins. She was put on paid leave from Flint Williams Elementary School in November and was fired this month.

Mother Charged With Smothering Infant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A 21-year-old Ypsilanti mother was charged Tuesday with attempted murder after she was caught trying to smother her 2-month-old daughter in a hospital bed, prosecutors said.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Comic actor Bernie Mac dies

Comic actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday of complications from pneumonia, according to a family member and his publicist. He was 50.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Pilots complain airlines restrict fuel to cut cost

WASHINGTON - Pilots are complaining that their airline bosses, desperate to cut costs, are forcing them to fly uncomfortably low on fuel.

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John Edwards admits to having Sexual Affair

"John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extra-marital affair with a novice film-maker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today. "

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Nigerian man has 86 wives...and they're all happy.

While most mere mortals struggle to keep a relationship with one wife going strong, there is a man in Nigeria who knows something that perhaps everyone else doesn't. With 86 wives and a staggering 170+ children, Mohammed Bello Abubakar has the marriage thing down pat.

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McCain ad questions if Obama is AntiChrist

New ad targeting religious right questions if Obama is in fact . . . the AntiChrist.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Flight attendant: Osteen's wife threw tantrum

The wife of evangelical pastor Joel Osteen shoved a flight attendant during an in-flight tantrum over a stained seat, a fellow crew member testified Thursday at a civil trial over the incident.

Continental Airlines flight attendant Maria Johnson testified that Victoria Osteen grew increasingly agitated and pushed her co-worker Sharon Brown, though the flight attendants had remained professional and reassured her a crew had been called to clean the spill, which was about the size of a 50-cent piece.

"She was demanding that attention be given to her immediately," Johnson said. She added that Victoria Osteen kept saying: "This is ridiculous. I'm a first-class passenger."

Brown is suing Victoria Osteen, alleging that she threw her against a bathroom door and elbowed her in the breast before the start of a 2005 flight to Vail, Colo.

Johnson confirmed Brown's claims that Victoria Osteen became so upset she tried to get into the cockpit and had to be physically restrained.

"She took Sharon by the shoulders and pushed her out of the way. Sharon stumbled," Johnson testified.

Rusty Hardin, Victoria Osteen's attorney, said the lawsuit is simply a money grab.

"This is nothing more than an attempted extortion," Hardin told jurors during opening statements in the trial in which he said his client did nothing wrong. While questioning Johnson, Hardin suggested that she and Brown might have overreacted or that Johnson might not have remembered the confrontation correctly.

Just before her testimony concluded, Johnson suggested race might have played a role because of remarks Victoria Osteen made about wanting to deal only with Johnson, who is white, and not with Brown or another flight attendant on the plane, who are black.

Hardin condemned Johnson's claim and pointed out the racial diversity of the congregation at Lakewood Church, of which Victoria Osteen is co-pastor. The Houston church is a converted basketball arena where about 42,000 people flock each week for services where her husband preaches.

Joel Osteen, who was by his wife's side in court Thursday, has written books that have been sold around the globe, and his weekly television address is broadcast nationally and internationally.

Brown's attorney, Reginald McKamie, told jurors during his opening statement that his client was simply doing her job.

"Sharon was attacked by someone in the community who supposedly represents a higher degree of human decency," he said.

Brown's suit claims the flight attendants asked to have Victoria Osteen removed from the plane. Hardin told jurors Victoria Osteen and her family left voluntarily. The incident delayed the flight about 2 1/2 hours.

Hardin admitted that Victoria Osteen can be a "very excitable and expressive person," but that she was never out of control.

"Victoria Osteen never attacked her, never tried to get in the cockpit," Hardin said. "The aggressor and the person who was out of control, who flipped out, was Ms. Brown."

The Osteens were both expected to testify during the trial.

Brown wants an apology and punitive damages amounting to 10 percent of Victoria Osteen's net worth as part of her suit.

"They will say this is about money. But that is the only remedy a jury can offer," McKamie said.

McKamie said Brown, who had undergone reconstructive surgery before the incident on her breasts due to illness, was injured when she was hit on her chest.

Her psychiatrist, Shayna Lee, testified that Brown has suffered depression and post-traumatic stress disorder because of the incident. She also felt disrespected in her role as a leader and as a black woman, and had her faith affected, Lee said.

Brown is also suing Victoria Osteen for medical expenses for counseling.

But Hardin told jurors there is no evidence Brown sustained any injuries, including claims she now suffers from hemorrhoids.

The Federal Aviation Administration fined Victoria Osteen $3,000 for interfering with a crew member.

Hardin told jurors Victoria Osteen paid the FAA fine not because she was guilty but as a way to conclude the matter and avoid any embarrassment for her church.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sent To Jail

DETROIT- A judge on Thursday jailed indicted Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for violating the conditions of his bond by crossing the Canadian border without permission.

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Alleged Barack Obama death threat leads to arrest in Miami

The fear that is not very far beneath the surface for some Barack Obama backers no doubt became more palpable today with word that the Secret Service has arrested a 22-year-old man in Miami on charges he threatened to kill the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

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Detroit mayor ordered jailed after bond violation

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, charged with perjury and other felonies for his testimony in a civil trial, was ordered to jail Thursday because he violated his bond by taking a quick trip to Canada without notifying authorities.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

WSJ.com - Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns

Obama's outreach aide for Muslim affairs quit amid questions about his involvement in Islamic groups, highlighting the senator's ongoing awkward dealings with the Muslim community.

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Morgan Stanley to freeze home-equity credit lines: report

Morgan Stanley to freeze home-equity credit lines: report

Wed Aug 6, 1:24 AM ET

Morgan Stanley (MS.N) told thousands of clients this week that they will not be allowed to withdraw money on their home-equity credit lines, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the situation. Most of the clients had properties that have lost value, the agency reported, citing a person who declined to be identified.

The second largest U.S. investment bank will review home-equity lines of credit, or HELOCs, monthly from now on, the agency said, citing the person familiar with the matter.

Morgan Stanley did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

In June, the investment bank said its quarterly earnings dropped 57 percent on weak trading, investment losses and a slowdown in investment banking, even after it realized $1.43 billion in one-time gains.

Shares of Morgan Stanley closed at $43.20 Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.

(Reporting by Tenzin Pema in Bangalore; Editing by Louise Heavens)


Cheeks Kilpatrick triumphs over Waters in close primary race

Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, the mother of Detroit’s mayor, overcame a City Hall scandal involving her son to narrowly defeat two challengers early Wednesday in a Democratic primary.

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China revokes activist Cheek's visa

Team Darfur said Tuesday that the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., has revoked the travel visa of activist athlete Joey Cheek. The Team Darfur co-founder had planned to fly to China on Wednesday to join dozens of Beijing Olympics athletes who plan to draw attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.

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John McCain was Behind the Anthrax-Iraq Connection Lie

One of the Reasons the Bush administration was able to fool the United States into war in Iraq was the completely false Anthrax-Iraq association. John McCain was a key player in that lie.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Why many Americans prefer their Sundays segregated

The Rev. Paul Earl Sheppard had recently become the senior pastor of a suburban church in California when a group of parishioners came to him with a disturbing personal question.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Instant-Messagers Really Are About Six Degrees from Kevin Ba

Turns out, it is a small world. The 'small world theory,' embodied in the old saw that there are just 'six degrees of separation' between any two strangers on Earth, has been largely corroborated by a massive study of electronic communication.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Mom Uses YouTube to Beg for Return of Her Missing Girl

The mother of an abducted 7-year-old girl is using YouTube to beg her former husband to return the child. In a video posted on the popular Internet site Thursday by the Boston Police Department, Sandra Boss speaks to her ex-husband, Clark Rockefeller. She says they both love their daughter, Reigh, nicknamed "Snooks"

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Man arrested in YouTube baby food poisoning threats

A man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly claimed in hoax Internet videos that he had poisoned millions of bottles of baby food, some with cyanide or rat poison, because he wanted to kill black and Hispanic children.

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