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Yes Virginia, Syrian govt celebrates Xmas, in Arabic?

Al-Farah Choir performs at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts celebrating Christmas and New Year, can you recognize the tunes? Many Syrian Christians speak Syriac, a type of Aramaic.  Jesus of Nazareth was Aramaic, not Hebrew, Aramaic was his primary language (in 2014 Catholic Pope Francis and Israeli despot Benjamin Netanyahu argued over what language Jesus of Nazareth spoke).  Back then your primary language indicated your ethnicity.  Aramians are Semitic, just like Arabs and Hebrews.

“Why are we killing ourselves…?” “There has certainly been a seismic shift…” “It just makes you sick.” : U.S. Job Losses & Store Closings, 22 August 2015

Incomplete list of publicly announced layoffs & shutdowns:

“The management of employment is a great human and social responsibility, that cannot be left in the hands of the few…To cause job losses means to cause serious social damage…”-Pope Francis, hypocritically criticizing layoffs despite the fact the Catholic Church is shutting down church and charity operations all over the United States

“Our real unemployment rate…..because you have ninety million people that aren’t working. Ninety-three million to be exact. If you start adding it up, our real unemployment rate is 42%.”-Donald Trump, interview with Time

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Illinois, Missouri and Rhode Island are all tied for 15th worst unemployment rate in the U.S., for July.

Alaska: In Anchorage a second Alaska Club handball-racquetball center will shutdown this year.  The property is for sale. It’s blamed on crashing memberships: “There has certainly been a seismic shift in the number of people playing racquetball and handball.”-Robert Brewster, president

Arkansas: The sale of the vacant Majestic Hotel has been suspended indefinitely.  Apparently the Missouri based ‘corporate’ buyer is facing legal problems with his own creditors.  If the sale had gone through it would have been a big loss for the people of Hot Springs as their own Board of Directors had agreed to sell the $2-million USD property for only $680-thousand!

Connecticut: Laser maker Lumentum shutting down their Bloomfield factory.  No details about when or how many jobs will be lost.  As with most U.S. corporations they are consolidating manufacturing in anticipation of a worsening economy: “…in order to meet our customers’ future cost expectations...”

Illinois: At least three camps leased by the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois being shutdown due to crashing membership and increasing maintenance costs.  The camps in Salem, Makanda and Worden will shutdown by the middle of 2017: “We just have too many camps for the size of our council.”-Villie Apoo, Girl Scouts ceo

Kansas: In Topeka, Aussie themed Florida based Outback Steakhouse shutdown with little notice, 60 jobs lost.  The manager hinted that profits have crashed, but refused to give a specific ‘official’ reason to local news media.

Massachusetts: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology says cell phones can be used to more accurately count the number of unemployed people.  Researchers noted that in European cities where big layoffs took place there was a 51% drop in cell phone usage.  Even the number of cell towers needed to handle the calls dropped by 20%.

Michigan: In Grand Haven, after 36 years RK Jewelers shutting down in September.  In Niles, God refuses to help ‘his’ British empire founded Salvation Army Food Pantry stay open.  The local Salvation Army Major blames a decrease in donations and a steady increase in poor people: “We have been seeing for the last three or four years a lot of new folks that we’ve never seen before.”-Major William Walters

Minnesota: ObamaCare forcing North Memorial Medical Center to shutdown its Home Care operations, at least 1-hundred jobs lost!  4-hundred patients affected!

New Jersey: The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development says 13-thousand 6-hundred people lost their jobs in July! 

New York: In Greenport, after 15 years Cuvee Bistro and Bar shutting down in September.  Family health problems are blamed.

North Carolina: A-hole ‘lawmakers’ are trying to pass a new bill that would make it harder for unemployed people to qualify for unemployment assistance (stop calling it a ‘benefit’!)!

Ohio:  God refuses to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Good Shepherd Parish in East Toledo, and ‘his’ Advent Lutheran Church in Sylvania.  It’s blamed on decreasing members (The Rapture? or maybe people have woken up to The Lie) and increasing costs of operations.  The Lodge restaurant in Lancaster shutdown.  The property owner, who bought the Lodge from the Elks Club in 2010 and then shelled out more money for major renovations, revealed he’s been trying to sell the building for some time, but for various reasons the deals fall through.  The United Way, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs lamented the loss of their favorite meeting place.

Oregon: In Saint John’s Bar, The Central Hotel restaurant and bar shutting down by the end of the month, 11 jobs lost.  The property owner is selling it to a property developer.   The restaurant operator also admitted they never had any intention of running a restaurant anyway: “…we ended up taking over the restaurant, which is never something that we planned on doing. We just kind of said, ‘Why are we killing ourselves to do this financially?’….it has been a huge financial strain.”-Risa Davis, co-owner

Tennessee: In Nashville, reports say the Granny White Market (aka Purple Cow) is being forced to shutdown by the greedy property owner who suddenly told the store owner he had six weeks to vacate: “After 19 years he tells me we need to close the doors. It just makes you sick.”-Dan Smith, Purple Cow owner

Washington: The evil city administrators of Bellingham forced local taxpayers to buy homeless shelter Aloha Motel for $1.5-million, and now they’ll shut it down for demolition in September!  A homeless man who’s lived their since 2014 asked “We’re told we have ’til August 31 to get out, but where else am I supposed to go?”     Linds Pharmacy in Coupeville shutting down next week.  The owner says he put Linds Pharmacy up for sale more than a year ago and Rite Aid was the only interested buyer.  The pissed owner blames his forced sale on ObamaCare insurance companies: “Our main financial challenge has been the pharmacy insurance companies and their continual lowering of fees and insistence on patients using their mail-order houses. Lowered prescription volumes, coupled with lowered fees, equals financial problems.”-flyer distributed to loyal customers

West Virginia: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says The Mountain State has the worst ‘official’ unemployment rate (7.5%) in the United States, for July.

Wisconsin: After 64 years God refuses to stop the shutdown and sell-off of ‘his’ Redeemer Lutheran Church in Caledonia.  Church leaders would rather blame it on people being sinful, but maybe it’s something called The Rapture: “Churches across the board are having this kind of problem….It’s hard to have them when you don’t have a lot of people.”-Doris Kidd, church secretary

21 August 2015: Federal Reserve confirms no recovery!

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) no longer issues mass layoff reports: “On March 1, 2013, President Obama ordered into effect the across-the- board spending cuts (commonly referred to as sequestration) required by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended. Under the order, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) must cut its current budget by more than $30 million, 5 percent of the current 2013 appropriation, by September 30, 2013. In order to help achieve these savings and protect core programs, the BLS will eliminate two programs, including Mass Layoff Statistics, and all ‘measuring green jobs’ products. This news release is the final publication of monthly mass layoff survey data.”

What’s in a Prophecy? Pope Francis says Trilateral Commission led Globalization creates “throwaway” people! Wealthy liberal do-gooders “fill their mouths with the poor”! ISON recorded on video!

03 November 2013 (14:28 UTC-07 Tango)/29 Dhu’l-Hijja 1434/12 Aban 1391/01 Gui-Hai (10th month) 4711

“Climb up, as did Zacchaeus, climb onto the tree of the desire of being forgiven. I will assure you that you will not be disappointed.”-Pope Francis, 03 November 2013 speech imploring people to ‘return’ to the Catholic Church

“The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce and gay marriage, seeking input ahead of a major meeting on the family that Pope Francis plans next year.”Associated Press

The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be held in October 2014.

“The Vatican’s new Apostolic Nuncio to Iran says Pope Francis seeks closer bilateral relations between the Catholic government and the Islamic Republic.”Press TV

“To defend this economic culture, a throwaway culture has been installed. We throw away grandparents, and we throw away young people. We have to say no to this throwaway culture…..We don’t want this globalized economic system……At its center there should be man and woman, as God wants, and not money!…..I want this courage to come out from inside and push me to do all I can as a pastor, as a man. We must all face this historic challenge….Charity is not simply welfare…..Sometimes one finds arrogance, too, in those who serve the poor…….they fill their mouths with the poor; some exploit the poor in their own interests or those of their group!  This is a grave sin….”-Pope Francis, September speech to Sardinia’s working poor. Reportedly he threw away his prepared speech after witnessing the sufferings of the poor on the island, and gave a scathing rebuke to capitalism, globalization and liberal do-gooders

Japan’s NHK has recorded the first images of ISON: “Late last month, NHK attached a Super Hi-Vision camera and single-lens reflex to a one-meter diameter telescope at an observatory in Tottori City, western Japan.”-Nippon Housou Kyoukai/Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Astronomers say ISON should become visible, in the early morning hours from the Northern Hemisphere of Earth, at the end of November, when it becomes as bright as Venus.

“After its encounter with the sun Nov. 28, it will be ‘showtime’ for Comet ISON during the first fortnight of December. If the debris field holds together in a reasonable fashion, we will indeed be treated to a 1997 Hale-Bopp-like Comet of the Century in the early evening sky in December. If not, then a December 1973 Comet Kohoutek-like fizzle will be the order of the day.”Roger Culver, Colorado State University

ISON refers to the International Scientific Optical Network.  In September 2012, Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok discovered the huge comet using the Kislovodsk Observatory, which is part of the Network.  They thought it would be easier for people to remember ISON as the name of the comet, rather than the traditional way of naming of a comet using the names of those who discover it.

Pope Francis says ideological Christians are sick in the head! 

What’s in a Prophecy? Pope Francis says ideological Christians are sick in the head! Wants to unite all western Christians!

23 October 2013 (20:01 UTC-07 Tango 22 October 2013)/18 Dhu’l-Hijja 1434/01 Aban 1391/19 Ren-Xu (9th month) 4711

“The faith passes, so to speak, through a distiller and becomes ideology, and ideology does not beckon. In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his love, his meekness. Ideologies are rigid, always. Of every sign: rigid.  When a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus, he is a disciple of this attitude of thought…..For this reason Jesus said to them: ‘You have taken away the key of knowledge.’……it is a serious illness, this of ideological Christians. It is an illness…..”-Pope Francis, on Radio Vatican 17 October

Francis also blamed arrogant Christian right wingism on false praying.

Today, Pope Francis ordered Catholics to pray for other Christian denominations, specifically for reunification with Lutherans: “But we Catholics must pray with each other and other Christians. Pray that the Lord gift us unity!.………..Catholics and Lutherans can ask forgiveness for the harm they have caused one another and for their offenses committed in the sight of God. Together we can rejoice in the longing for unity which the Lord has awakened in our hearts, and which makes us look with hope to the future.”

“I already hear concerns that the reformist church of 76-year-old Pope Francis might not survive his pontificate. I hear talk that the anti-reformists who took back the Second Vatican Council will likely do it again once Francis is gone….will Francis fade like the council, a meteorite in the night sky? Francis is the first pontiff educated during the council. He is a product of the council. In this sense, he is the first post-conciliar pontiff.”-Thomas C. Fox, Catholic National Reporter

“Seven months after ascending the throne of Saint Peter, Pope Francis is in the midst of a crusade against the sins of Vatican City……Francis personally moved to oust top officials of the secretive Vatican bank…..backed a push for greater financial transparency, while moving faster than many expected to replace Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone……who once wielded the power of a vice pope……the pope is preparing to consolidate the Curia’s myriad operations, with the aim of reducing the size of the bureaucracy. Francis has recently suggested that clerics should focus on their home dioceses rather than angle for prestigious postings in the Holy See. His new advisory board of eight cardinals from around the globe is seen as a counterweight to the power of Vatican-based authorities.”-The Independent, 23 October

Esquire Magazine declared Pope Francis the most interesting man in the world.

“Speaking of Pope Francis, obviously as an observant Catholic, I believe the pope is infallible. But he’s also wrong about a lot of things.”-Stephen Colbert

What’s in a Prophecy? ISON on track. The People’s Pope Francis makes more elitist enemies!

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“If the present pope continues in the way he started, he is going to divide the Church. He’s exploding everything. So people will say: ‘It is impossible that’s he’s the Pope, we refuse him.’ Others will say: ‘Wait, consider him as Pope, but don’t follow him.'”-Bishop Bernard Fellay, Traditionalist Catholic Society of Saint Pius X

“I think his entire focus is outside the church. That’s huge.”-Phil Lawler, Catholic World News

“…..the statements he has been making are intensely problematic. Are they explicitly heretical? No. Are they dangerously close? Absolutely. What kind of a Christian tells an atheist he has no intention to convert him? That alone should disturb Catholics everywhere.”Steve Skojec, anti-pope Catholic blogger from United States

“Is Pope Francis a wishy-washy spineless pope?  Perhaps a pawn, to be used by the liberals inside and outside the Church?…….I have more issues now with him than I did months ago!…..I will continue to pray for him, my Church and myself to come to some sort of peace….”-Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

Controversial, and supposedly ineffective, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the now former Secretary of State for the Catholic church, retired.  Some news reports said this was Francis’s first “shake up” of the corrupt leaders of Vatican.  However, other reports pointed out that Bertone had simply reached the age limit for holding the office, and had to retire anyway. Pope Francis is replacing him with controversial, but very effective, Archbishop Pietro Parolin.  Parolin is said to have implied to a Venezuelan news source that the order that priests cannot get married is not dogma, and therefore can be debated.  Parolin also said the Church had to “return to Primitive Christianity.”

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, of Germany, is being accused of spending church money on a private mansion.  Germans are calling him Bishop DeLux.  Reports say his mansion has a bath tub that cost $20-thousand USD!  He also insulted poor people by flying first class to India, to inspect programs for the poor.  He’s meeting the Pope this week.

The huge comet ISON is on track to make astronomical viewing history (from our point view on Earth).  A recent report from the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences confirms the comet is massive.  This after there were reports that it might be breaking up.

Turns out this is ISON’s first trip around the Sun, coupled with its large size, it means it has a lot of material to be burned up which could help it survive.  Some astronomers have predicted that if it survives its turn around the Sun it will emerge on the other side looking like a second Sun, visible during the daytime here on Earth. This seems to correspond to prophecies about the last pope.

Some amateur astronomers have reported seeing ISON.  Check out SkyandTelescope.com and Astronomy.com for advice on viewing ISON.

What’s in a Prophecy? Nostradamus warns of the last Pope; a short 7 month reign of Francis and coming Civil War among Christians and failure of the War with Islam? Here comes ISON!

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From the Edgar Leoni translations of Nostradamus poems [with my comments].

Century V Quatrain 46: Quarrels and schisms by the red hats [Catholic cardinals] When the Sabine [area of Italy associated with Francis of Assisi, Francis Assisi was introduced to the Pope by the Cardinal Bishop of Sabina] will have been elected: They will produce great sophisms [deceitful arguments, like the lies about weapons of mass destruction that Iraq never had] against him, And Rome will be injured by those of Alba [Albanians/Muslims?]

Century VIII Quatrain 93: Seven months, no more he will obtain the prelacy [high ranking Christian clerics, however newer translations have changed prelacy to papacy which is specifically referring to the Pope], Through his death a great schism will arise [civil war among Catholics/Christians?]: Seven months another will hold governorship [some have interpreted this to mean a retired Pope being recalled to duty after Francis/The Sabine dies. For the first time in 598 years there is now a retired Pope], Near Venice peace, union to arise again [I’ve read somewhere that this could mean the unification of all versions of Christianity, as in prior to the split up of the original Roman Church].

Century II Quatrain 97: Roman Pontiff [Catholic Pope] beware of approaching The city that two rivers flow through [the Tigris and Euphrates converge in Basra, Iraq, near the Bronze Age Sumerian city of Ur. There are many other cities with two rivers flowing through, but Iraq was known in ancient times specifically as the land between two rivers], Near there your blood will come to spirt, You and yours when the rose will flourish. [this could be a time reference, or a reference to any number of organizations, including the British monarchy, who use the rose as one of their symbols (the English even fought a War of the Roses).  Speaking of which, the Rosicrucian Order is one such rosy organization, with a sect of the order called Golden Dawn.  The Golden Dawn are now a major fascist political party in cash strapped Greece, in other words, the Greek Golden Dawn is flourishing. This leads us to the next Quatrain as Athens, Greece, is also a city with two rivers]

Century V Quatrain 31: Trough the Attic [Attica, a region of Greece that includes Athens] land fountain of wisdom, At present the rose of the world: The bridge [some translations have this as The Papacy or Pope] ruined, and its great pre-eminence Will be subjected, a wreck amidst the waves. [Attica juts into the Aegean Sea, this is significant to any War with Islam, as in ancient times the Iranian Empire crossed this area (by land and sea) to attack the Greek Empire. Of course the Iranians weren’t Muslims back then. Nostradamus’s references to Christianity and Islam should be viewed more as West vs East. Today’s Catholic church is nothing more than the continuation of the Greco/Roman Western Empire, and many of today’s Islamic Shia Iranians see the growing economic success of their country as a resurgence of their ancient Eastern Iranian (the Greeks called them Persians) Empire. So does this quatrain mean that the current invasion of Muslim dominated East by the Christian dominated West (aka War on Terror) will end in catastrophic failure for the West?]

Century II Quatrain 41: The great star will burn for seven days, The cloud will cause two suns to appear: The big mastiff will howl all night When the great pontiff will change country.  [Gregorian year 2013 is being called the year of the comets.  Already comet PanSTARRS has been seen in the Southern Hemisphere country of Australia (Pope Francis calls the Southern Hemisphere his home), and it should be visible in the North now. There will be a couple of other comets before we get to the big one later in the year.  Last year Russian astronomers discovered C/2012 S1 ISON (don’t forget about the meteor that hit Russia last month).  S1 ISON is so big that if it survives its turn around our Sun (at the end of 2013) astronomers say it will be as bright as our Moon, and will appear alongside our Sun during the day, accentuated by a spectacular dusty comet trail (“The cloud will cause two suns to appear”).  Regarding the pontiff changing countries, in the past the Catholic church has moved its HQ to France in times of emergencies.  Something could happen around the time of S1 ISON’s journey around the Sun to scare the Catholics out of Vatican City.]