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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
October 16th, 2013

Cover-up: Top Israeli rabbi 'found Messiah'
He was, without doubt, the most venerated rabbi in Israel at the age of 108. Some 250,000 marched in his funeral procession after his death in 2007. And what was the name of the Messiah whom Kaduri met after years of praying and fasting? It was Yehoshua – the formal name for Yeshua, or Jesus in the Greek.  

Rebuilding the Jewish Temple
The people of Israel are anxious to rebuild a new Temple, and many preparations have been made to that end already. Priests' vestments and vessels to be used in Temple services have been prepared, and priests are being trained. The main hindrance is the building site itself. The Temple Mount is home to several Islamic holy places: the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Whether the Temple can be constructed either next to, or in place of, these Islamic shrines awaits a determination of where the previous Jewish Temples stood.  

International Monetary Fund strongly suggests countries tax the rich to fix deficit
Tax the rich and better target the multinationals: The IMF has set off shockwaves this week in Washington by suggesting countries fight budget deficits by raising taxes. Tucked inside a report on public debt, the new tack was mostly eclipsed by worries about the US budget crisis, but did not escape the notice of experts and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).  

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea
Magnitude 7.1 earthquake has rocked the Papua New Guinea area, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake was located 65km west-southwest of Panguna in Papua New Guinea. It struck at 8:31pm (10:31 GMT) Wednesday at a depth of 58km.  

Turkey missile deal shows China's growing Mideast clout
Expected sale of Chinese FD-2000 missile defense system to Ankara 'a wake up call,' former US official says. Survey shows China viewed more positively than US in every Mideast state except Israel.  

Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments
Magnitude 7.1 Philippines Magnitude 7.0 Peru Magnitude 7.7 Pakistan Magnitude 7.0 Andreanof Islands, Alaska Magnitude 7.3 South Sandwich Island Magnitude 7.2 Papua New Guinea Magnitude 8.3 Sea of Okhotsk Magnitude 7.4 Tonga ETC.  

Estimate doubled for vCJD carriers in UK
Twice as many Britons as previously thought could be carrying the human form of "mad cow" disease, variant CJD. Researchers believe one in 2,000 people in the UK is a carrier of the disease linked to eating contaminated beef. Their estimate in the BMJ comes from studying more than 32,000 samples of human tissue removed during appendix operations carried out between 2000 and 2012 at 41 hospitals.  

Iran 'may allow' snap nuclear checks
Iran could allow unannounced visits to its nuclear sites as a "last step" in a proposal to resolve differences with the West, an Iranian official says. Lowering uranium enrichment levels could also be part of a final deal, the official told Iranian media. World powers and Iran are holding a second and final day of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme in Geneva.  

Iran the main obstacle to peace with Palestinians, PM says
“Iran is a large empire,” Netanyahu explained to MKs assembled in the plenum for the Knesset’s 40-year commemoration of the Yom Kippur War. “Its offshoots are arrayed throughout the Middle East. It sends them against us. It is in de facto control of Syria, it controls Lebanon, it controls half the Palestinians through Hamas.”  

Netanyahu makes a case for a preemptive strike
Benjamin Netanyahu offered a thinly veiled defense of a possible Israeli preemptive strike on Iran during a Knesset commemoration Tuesday of the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.  

Philippine quake relief under way as toll rises
More than 140 people are now reported to have died in the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck the central Philippines on Tuesday. Relief efforts are continuing on the island of Bohol, which bore the brunt of the quake, and in neighbouring Cebu. President Benigno Aquino arrived in the region on Wednesday to visit affected communities, many of which saw buildings destroyed.  

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Says President Obama Should Be Impeached
“I think this President, Barack Obama, has disregarded federal law. He has tried to do things which are not authorized under federal law. Things he’s disregarded such as immigration. He’s not, not following our federal drug laws. And he has created winners and losers in Obamacare where he has no authority,” according to Dewhurst, who pointed out the extensions given to unions and big businesses.  

Blogger on Far-Left Website Thought He ‘Could Go Along’ With Obamacare – Now He Can’t Believe What’s Happening to His Health Insurance
My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who don’t go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe. Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wife’s rate is gong to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284.  

Entombed in Snow: Up to 100,000 Cattle Perished Where They Stood in Rogue South Dakota Blizzard
The animals held out as long as they could against the punishing 70-mile-per-hour winds and the blinding snow. Unable to get to safety, thousands of cattle, horses and other animals simply died where they fell—or stood—in the storm that lashed western South Dakota for 24 hours earlier this month, with whipping winds lasting well into the following day.  

Sunspot AR1865 is crackling with C- and M-class solar flares, at least one every few hours. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the extreme UV flash from this M1-flare at 23:36 UT on Oct. 15th. Stronger flares could be in the offing.  

Egypt-U.S. relations in turmoil, says foreign minister
Relations between the United States and Egypt are in deep-seated turmoil which could hurt the entire Middle East, the Egyptian foreign minister said in remarks published on Wednesday.  

Iran willing to discuss snap inspections of its nuclear facilities
Iran and the world powers resumed talks for the second day in Geneva on Wednesday and many questions remain regarding the content of the new Iranian proposal that was presented on Tuesday. At this stage, it appears as though the Iranian proposal includes the willingness to limit uranium enrichment, but also a demand that the world powers recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium on its soil.  

God's laws sing out in Nashville
The Ten Commandments made the news in Nashville last year when state lawmakers voted to allow displays of God’s laws on courthouse lawns and the like. But a new billboard is reminding Music City USA once again of those biblical standards for life. The newest billboard is located at Harding Place and Antioch Boulevard in Nashville. It’s part of a nationwide effort to re-introduce Americans to the Ten Commandments and awaken both believers and non-believers to the evil that abounds in America.  

Americans "Ready To Kill" Over Obamacare
Obamacare doesn't officially kick off until January 1st, yet millions of Americans are already at each other's throats over it. Research from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the country is now more divided than any other time in history since the Civil War era. In fact, 20 states including Texas, Georgia and Louisiana have threatened to secede.  

Nato war games come at tricky time in EU-Russia relations
Nato is to hold large-scale war games on Russia's border a couple of weeks before the EU, at an event in Lithuania, plans to take away a former Soviet jewel: Ukraine. The military exercise, called Steadfast Jazz, will see the Western alliance put 6,000 of its soldiers, mariners and airmen through their paces in Poland and in the Baltic Sea region from 2 to 9 November.  

Fitch warns it may cut U.S. credit rating from AAA
Fitch Ratings warned on Tuesday it could cut the sovereign credit rating of the United States from AAA, citing the political brinkmanship over raising the federal debt ceiling. "Although Fitch continues to believe that the debt ceiling will be raised soon, the political brinkmanship and reduced financing flexibility could increase the risk of a U.S. default," the firm said in a statement.  

Dutch diplomat beaten in Moscow
A Dutch diplomat in Russia has been beaten up by two unidentified men who barged into his apartment in central Moscow. The attack follows the arrest of a Russian diplomat in The Hague earlier this month and is certain to add to growing tensions between the two countries.  

Japan Typhoon Wipha kills 14 people
At least 14 people have been killed after a powerful typhoon passed close to the Japanese capital, reports say. Typhoon Wipha caused landslides and flooding on Izu Oshima island, south of Tokyo.  

Putin Builds North Korea Rail to Circumvent Suez Canal
Vladimir Putin is inching closer to his goal of turning Russia into a major transit route for trade between eastern Asia and Europe by prying open North Korea, a nuclear-capable dictatorship isolated for half a century.  

US debt ceiling: Senate takes over as House plans fail
Frantic US political attempts to avert a federal debt default have pivoted back to the Senate after plans in the House of Representatives collapsed. Upper chamber leaders resumed work overnight on a deal to raise the US borrowing limit and end a partial government shutdown. 

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