Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Famine in N. Korea-- Starvation!

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Fat, Ignorant America really doesn't know what the term HUNGER means....yet!   This is an excerpt of the TPP-- Comments [Tea Party Patriots].  This is why combat Veterans usually have a higher IQ and head start on [civilians] when it comes to the horrors of war and battle!  We usually keep such things to ourselves, because we know that most folks back home could never accept and believe such horrors BUT, even the Bible and the ancient book of Flavius Josephus, a contemporary of Jesus' disciples told about the outcome of Jesus' words about the end of Jerusalem -- where the women would be eating their own offspring-- when the Romans sent 3 Legions under General Titus to punish the Jews and destroy that civilization, after Jesus was put to death on the cross.  

Biblically Illiterate 2.0

Q. A well known commentator on Jewish history has said that most Jews do not understand the Tanakh (Old Testament) because they only study the Talmud and Mishna. He suggests that one of the early reasons for blindness is that the Jews don’t understand their own scriptures. What is your understanding?

A. I think he’s right. The Talmud and the Mishna are commentaries and don’t substitute for Bible Study. Luke 19:41-45 tells us Jesus held the Jewish leaders accountable for not knowing He was the Messiah. He could only do this because His life and ministry had so clearly been foretold in their Scriptures. When they failed to recognize the day of His coming, He said it would henceforth be hidden from their eyes and their city would be destroyed. And so it was.
Unfortunately the same can be said about most Christians today. The signs that His return is near are all around us, and yet most Christians haven’t a clue because they don’t study the Bible. They may read Christian books and listen to sermons that are often only loosely related to the Bible, but for all intents and purposes they remain Biblically illiterate, especially where prophecy is concerned.
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Permalink Reply by Jan R.Hershberger 19 hours ago
Just thought one might like to read this as it will be covered in my next excerpt! Oh by the way this is not far off in coming right here to this country as well even as my next excerpt will verily explain!

Horrific Reports of People Cooking & Eating Their Children — and Digging Up Corpses — Come Amid North Korean Famine

North Korean Famine Allegedly Leads People to Kill & Cook Their Children | Cannibalism
In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a consultative meeting with officials in the fields of state security and foreign affairs at undisclosed location in North Korea. Credit: AP
While it’s certainly not the first allegation of cannibalism to come from North Korea, it’s equally as disturbing as those that preceded it. Troubling reports of a rise in starvation — and cannibalism — have emerged inside of a nation that continues to be intensely-secretive and shut off from the wider global community. According to an independent outlet called Asia Press, North Koreans are so desperate that they are increasingly turning to corpses and even murdering their own children for food.
One man allegedly dug up his grandchild’s corpse and ate it. Another purportedly killed and boiled his child for food. Of late, yet another individual has reportedly been executed for killing two of his children for the same purposes.
“In my village in May a man who killed his own two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad,” one informant said of the latter incident.
According to the source, the father killed his daughter while his wife was away on business. Then, he killed the son because the latter child had witnessed his sister’s murder. When the wife came back from her trip, her husband said that they now had “meat.” After becoming suspicious, she contacted authorities who later discovered parts of the children’s bodies.
The “hidden famine,” as it has been called in North and South Hwanghae, is what appears to be driving this alleged horror. According to the Daily Mail, up to 10,000 individuals have lost their lives due to a lack of food — a figure that encapsulates the extreme desperation that may be driving the unthinkable.
Of course, the secretive and insular nature of the North Korean government makes it difficult to ascertain definitively whether instances involving human beings consuming one another are actually on the rise as some sources have claimed. Asia Press, the independent outlet issuing these reports, describes itself as a media venue that is trying to be “free from any dependence on capital and authority.”
While outlandish and unbelievable, this isn’t the first time the international community has heard similar stories. In the past, numerous reports about cannibalism have come from North Korea. The Daily Mail highlights some of these past instances:
In May last year, the South Korean state-run Korean Institute for National Unification said that one man was executed after eating part of a colleague and then trying to sell the remains as mutton.
One man killed and ate a girl and a third report of cannibalism was recorded from 2011.
Another man was executed in May after murdering 11 people and selling the bodies as pork.
In Oct. 2011, TheBlaze reported about Kim Hye Sook and the unbearable pain and emotional suffering that she endured during her 28-year detention in a secretive North Korean concentration camp. Brutal executions, starvation — even mothers killing and eating their children to ensure their own survival — were regular occurrences.
In an interview with CBN News, Sook recalled a mother boiling her 9-year-old daughter. In a separate fit of desperation, a woman killed her 16-year-old son, chopped him up and took him to a butcher to obtain some corn in exchange.
(H/T: Daily Mail)


What do you expect from a county with a dictatorship, and only 2 classes of people, rich and poor.
People are starving. Sad, sad situation. Just 1 of their missles would have fed the country for a year.

Diplomacy -- Lunacy.

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Good Day!  We have nasty, super slippery, ice covered roads U.P. where I live today, from freezing rain, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!  I don't hear or see ANY traffic today.... smart people.  Terri just fixed me a mess of ham, eggs and buttered 8 grain toast, so you just know that I feel like a king, although my back has been sore for a while.    Actually, it's also foggy out, but I feel in such good spirits that nothing can bring me down....  Thank you, Holy Spirit!  Thank you, Lord.

At this point in my life, with a birthday coming up on Feb. 20th, [1949] I see myself surrounded by love, kindness, and many man-toys, stuff accumulated over time, little treasures, books, "hardware" and a good store of food....  sort of a 'Prepper' you might say --- 'Live Simple -- Live Well'  -- my old motto.  All praises and credit go to God, of course [and that's a "Given"].  Serving the Lord Jesus Christ, and following Him doesn't always mean that you will have a cushy, guarded, rich life [style], but obeying the Bible 'Laws' and statutes, Proverbs, etc., take away so many of our fleshly vices, and self imposed hardships.... like:  gambling, lust, pornography, adultery, Gay perversions, drunkenness, illegal drugs, and violence, etc, etc.  Then making the "fruits of the Spirit' @ Galatians 5:22, your own, if so profitable and good!  They are:  "Love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance." ~KJV Bible.    Again, let me confess, and set the record straight, dear friends,  I have studied the Bible seriously ever since I got home from Vietnam in 1970, but used a few translations, one  being published for/ by  the 'Church of the Poisoned Mind -- the JW folks...', and so when I finally exited them after 22 years of captivity [those nasty Cults...grrrrr], I pretty much had to RE- LEARN THE BIBLE!  I did read the NIV [meant for children and folks with limited education [sorry-- just my opinion], and many more/ other translations.  I feel that if one just doesn't care for the GREAT, PURE, POETIC KJV [KING JAMES VERSION] -- they might be interested in the New KJV, or the NASB....  also the too cool Audio Bible [listen to the great words, as I do, so soothing!].  The reason being that the newer translations have cut out, changed, butchered, truncated and mangled the PURE KJV for selfish, greedy and wicked reasons!!   And I can prove what I say.  See:  biblefortoday.org
       But...  don't take my word for it!  Go to the Good Will stores and buy a few different copies for a cheap price and COMPARE !!  Too, the DEFINED KJV Bible [biblefortoday.org]  is so fine  so as to take the older, archaic terms/ words that we are unfamiliar with -- from 1611 [ the same time period as William Shakespeare writing his famous plays and books]  like Romeo and Juliet... -- to define them all on the bottom of each page!  This tool has really helped me make a 'quantum leap' in my learning and appreciation!  I strongly encourage all to invest a tiny amount to buy a copy of this DEFINED KJV Bible...   soon!!  And learn why it has no rivals!
     But, again,  IF we HAD TO LEARN another language to gain heaven rather than hell---- would we not do it ???  Remember, at one time, only the rich and educated could own, learn and understand the old languages of Latin, Greek and Hebrew, so as to be able to know the Bible!!  Now days, we are so blessed to have it in many languages and available for small money $$$$ !  I carry a few in my Dodge Ram 4WD in case I find a person who really needs and wants one --- but I NEVER waste my time and money  to 'push it'  on those who are blinded by Satan's baloney -- who are so full of themselves and proud!  Let them fall into the pit of confusion.  The jaws of hell are ever so wide and open... and Satan appears as an angel of "Light" in his world -- earth.

Don't you just love and admire Jan Markell's brave, cool, dauntless, courageous spirit and writing? !   She does not mince words!  I am sure that her reward in heaven will be great, and I try to donate to her cause twice a year to help with the printing expenses.  Enjoy!

Warm Regards,
Tommy and Terri Schuckman


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When Diplomacy Really Is Lunacy
The Bible is clear that in the last days things won't make sense! Evil will be called good and good will be called evil. Dark will be light and sweet will be bitter. Self and money will be the primary gods. The real heart of mankind is going to be revealed in the last days. Look out! Scary. It's going to be ugly, self-centered and just plain evil.
Like the evil of America sending 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt on the taxpayer dollar. That's a one-two insanity punch. First, we send the real bad guys our best planes and then you and I are billed! Egypt's President Morsi is a blatant dictator of the worst kind. He's a Muslim Brotherhood guy, who has received a ton of favors from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Clinton's closest aid, Huma Abedin, has ties to the Brotherhood, and thus, ties to this dealer in all things dark.
The foreign aid deal was signed in 2010 when Morsi's U.S.-friendly predecessor Mubarek was in charge. So, does that make things more kosher? I don't think so. Besides, Egypt already has 200 of the aircraft and Egypt has no enemies presently. Who would attack her? It's a good-old-boys club over there with Egypt the prophesied "King of the South."
Egypt is about to have more F-16s from America than Israel has.
Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood has proceeded to remake Egypt into an Islamist state at a blistering pace. He's not on America's side and he for sure isn't on Israel's side. He has called the Jews apes, pigs, and bloodsuckers for starters. That doesn't sound like a Middle East broker -- rather, a power player with a chip on his shoulder and evil intent.
He is famous for this touching statement: "Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them. They must be nursed on hatred."
Yet our White House and State Department are determined to arm him to the hilt! As I said, our times don't make sense. Arming Morsi is about as productive as sending Syria's Bashar Assad some additional chemicals for his chemical arsenal.
Here's what the Morsi administration guarantees:
1) War with Israel.
2) Further destabilizing the Middle East.
3) Causing blockades of the Suez Canal and using that geographical hot spot as a sort of bargaining chip with friends and enemies.
4) Joining forces with the Islamic Republic of Iran to totally destabilize the region and double the threat against Israel.
5) Furthering the cause of the Muslim Brotherhood that sees a global caliphate with the Islamic flag above every other flag in the world.
6) Continuing to arm Hamas so they can chip away at Israel.
7) Continuing the slaughter of Egypt's own people who now realize Morsi's promises of glory days coming to Egypt were a big lie.
Why on earth do this White House and State Department want to arm this Islamic stronghold that is not even a friend let alone an ally? Morsi's Egypt is an outfit that would not think twice about obliterating Israel. They want the Islamic flag flying over the White House. Yes, some of our nation's leaders love Islam far more than Christianity but that is not a full explanation of this insanity.
Author and commentator Bill Salus writes, "It's important to note that within six years after Egypt gained its independence in 1922, the Muslim Brotherhood was founded by Egyptian Hassan al-Banna in March of 1928 as an Islamist religious and political movement. Hassan al-Banna was an acknowledged admirer of Adolph Hitler and frequently corresponded with him. During the 1930s the Muslim Brotherhood became a secretive arm of Nazi Intelligence. The Third Reich intended to develop the Muslim Brotherhood into a Nazi army inside of Egypt.
He concludes,"On October 26, 1954, the Muslim Brotherhood was suspected in the assassination attempt of Egyptian president Gamal Abd al-Nasser. This justifiably began a period of repression of the Muslim Brotherhood by the Nasser government. Then on October 6, 1981, Nasser's successor, Anwar Sadat was assassinated, and the Muslim Brotherhood was strongly implicated with his death. But now, with Nasser, Sadat, and Hosni Mubarak out of the Egyptian presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood can finally attempt to attain their goals to implement Sharia law in Egypt, and to form a new United Arab States with Jerusalem as its capital city, through Egypt's new president Mohammed Morsi."
The stakes are high and America is playing with matches. America could be a key player in lighting the whole region aflame by arming the "King of the South," Egypt. And as Islam expert Andrew McCarthy says, "When you 'partner' with Islamists, you are abetting the global jihad, not opposing it. When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing."
It's last days' madness and if we didn't know that glorious days are ahead fellowshipping with loved ones at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, we could collectively scream over the lunacy of modern-day diplomacy. Unspeakably evil men and women plot and scheme to cause maximum harm all in the name of good diplomatic relations! Only in the end-times.
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