Keyword: beast

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Disney's first 'exclusively gay moment' hits screens in Beauty and the Beast

    03/01/2017 12:33:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | 1 March 2017 • 7:42am | Hannah Furness, Arts Correspondent
    It built its reputation on princesses finding their prince, living happily ever after in storylines which set the benchmark for romance for generations of children. Now, Disney is to move firmly into a new era as it introduces its first “exclusively gay moment”, disclosing the new version of Beauty and the Beast will star a manservant exploring his sexuality. The live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is already on course to be the most thoroughly modern film of its kind, with star Emma Watson discussing how she made the role of Belle more feminist. The team have now revealed...

    01/24/2017 6:29:36 PM PST · by grumpa · 47 replies
    World Revival Network Blog ^ | April 2016 | J. D. King
    As far back as I can remember people have been speculating about the identity of the "Antichrist," an evil figure referenced in portions of the New Testament. After President Ronald Wilson Reagan was shot and miraculously recovered in 1981, people made the ridiculous assertion that he was the prophesied evil figure of “end-times.” It didn't help that his first, middle, and last name all had six letters (666). At that same time, others argued that the Antichrist was Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev or Muammar Gaddafi of Libya. Less than a decade later Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians were insisting that the...
  • 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation

    06/03/2016 4:18:03 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    Electronic Freedom Foundation ^ | 06/02/2016 | Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda
    5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation June 2, 2016 | By Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology There's an action movie cliché in which a cop inspects the body of a felled assassin or foot soldier and discovers a curious tattoo that ultimately leads to a rogue black-ops squadron, a secret religious sect, or an underground drug trafficking ring. The trope isn’t entirely Hollywood fantasy, but the reality of emerging tattoo recognition technology is closer to a dystopian tech thriller. Soon,...
  • Norway's Biggest Bank Calls For Nation to Stop Using Cash

    01/24/2016 2:55:00 PM PST · by EBH · 74 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/22/2016 | Abigail Abrams
    The largest bank in Norway has called for the country to stop using cash, the Local reported Friday. This comes as the latest move in a country that has been leading the global charge toward electronic money in recent years, with several banks already not offering cash in their branch offices and some industries seeking to cut back on paper currency. DNB, the bank with the proposal, has said eliminating the use of cash would cut down on black market sales and crimes such as money laundering. "Today, there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation and [the country's central...
  • How Will Negative Interest Rates Change the Rules of the Game?

    02/02/2016 10:24:49 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 15 replies
    CFA Institute ^ | 7 September 2015 | John Rubino
    In early 2015, Switzerland's interest rates turned negative. Not for one year. Not for five years. But all the way out to 10 years, meaning that virtually everyone desiring to park their cash in safe-haven Swiss francs had to pay for the privilege. And Swiss bonds weren't unique. Yields on French and German sovereign debt went negative out to five and seven years, respectively, while the overnight Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor), which had averaged about 2% for the previous couple of years, fell below zero and stayed there. By the end of 2015's first quarter, paper accounting for 31%...
  • Company Developing ‘Tech Tattoos’ That Track Medical, Financial Info « CBS New York

    01/31/2016 10:28:43 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | 01/31/2016 | CBS
    Company Developing ‘Tech Tattoos’ That Track Medical, Financial Info « CBS New York
  • The UN and Rachel's Tomb...Armeggedon pt 4

    The entire twenty-third chapter of Genesis is an account of a real estate transaction. The Patriarch Abraham paid full market price for a family tomb, over the objections of his Hittite neighbors, who wanted to give him any tomb of his choice for free. My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead. And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money...
  • Be Clear About The Mark!…Rev 14 [Church Leaders encouraging the Mark of the Beast!?!]

    06/09/2015 5:44:53 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    Pastor Bill Randles Blog ^ | 12/08/2013 | Pastor Bill Randles
    "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."(2 Thess 2:11-12) "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the...
  • Citi Economist Says It Might Be Time to Abolish Cash [Zech 5]

    04/17/2015 2:48:36 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    YaLibnan ^ | 4/17/2015 | Staff
    The world's central banks have a problem. When economic conditions worsen, they react by reducing interest rates in order to stimulate the economy. But, as has happened across the world in recent years, there comes a point where those central banks run out of room to cut — they can bring interest rates to zero, but reducing them further below that is fraught with problems, the biggest of which is cash in the economy. In a new piece, Citi's Willem Buiter looks at this problem, which is known as the effective lower bound (ELB) on nominal interest rates. Fundamentally, the...
  • Mark of the Beast: A Concerning Word on John MacArthur [Rev 14:9-11]

    04/06/2015 2:54:12 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/14/2014 | Jacob Prasch
    Bible Teacher and Expositor Jacob Prasch comments on John MacArthur's teaching that people can take the Mark of the Beast and still be saved. You can watch Part 2 here: Part 3 coming soon! Please visit our website at:
  • Tomasky Trashes The South: 'Reactionary', 'Fetid', 'Nuclear Waste Site' of Racial Resentment

    12/08/2014 8:21:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies ^ | 12-8-2014 | Mark Finkelstein
    Michael Tomasky is not content to argue, in the wake of Mary Landrieu's defeat, that Democrats should write off the South as politically unfriendly territory.  In his Daily Beast item of today, Tomasky goes to great lengths to trash the region in the ugliest of terms. "Reactionary, prejudice-infested, fetid, reject[ing] nearly everything that’s good about this country, just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment," is how Tomasky slurs most of the South, saying "almost the entire region" is as he describes it.  Remind us now, Michael: just who's "choleric?" Tomasky then has the temerity to shed a...
  • Is Federal 'Leviathan' Pushing This 'Mark of the Beast' on Christians?

    10/21/2014 2:32:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 154 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/14/2014 | Bryan Fischer
    "And it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark" (Rev. 13:16-17, ESV). A baker in Oregon is fined $150,000, told he needs "rehabilitation," and put out of business for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. A baker in Colorado is fined, ordered to bake a cake in violation of his own conscience, and sent to re-education camp for the same offense. A florist in Washington is pursued...
  • Riding 'The Beast' Across Mexico To The U.S. Border

    06/13/2014 8:35:48 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | June 5, 2014 | Wilson Sayre
    There's a network of freight trains that runs the length of Mexico, from its southernmost border with Guatemala north to the United States. In addition to grain, corn or scrap metal, these trains are carrying an increasing number of undocumented immigrants whose aim is to cross into the U.S.... People call the train La Bestia, or The Beast.... It's estimated that up to a half-million migrants now ride The Beast each year, sitting back-to-back along the spine of the train cars, trying not to get knocked off their rooftop perch. "They're just packed," says photojournalist Keith Dannemiller, "There's not much...
  • Hey, it may be the mark of the beast, but we've made it SOOOOO COOL!

    05/19/2014 7:43:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/19/14 | Dutchman6 a
    X DARPA Director & Google Exec Pushes Microchipping Human Beings
  • Be Clear About The Mark of The Beast

    And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.(2 Thess 2:11-12)And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence...
  • The Final Accomodation;The Mark...Revelation 13

    If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of...
  • Walesa Wants New Secular ‘Ten Commandments’

    10/21/2013 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    AFP via Newsmax ^ | Monday, 21 Oct 2013 12:17 PM | (AFP)
    Polish Nobel peace laureate Lech Wałęsa on Monday called for a new “secular Ten Commandments” to underpin universal values, addressing a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Warsaw. “We need to agree on common values for all religions as soon as possible, a kind of secular Ten Commandments on which we will build the world of tomorrow,” he said in an opening speech kicking off the three-day summit. … Besides universal values, the international community needs to focus on the economy of tomorrow, he said. …
  • Obamacare; The Conditioning Of The Mind...

    10/01/2013 9:25:26 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 4 replies
    My Soul | 10-01-13 | Me
    Surely you've heard... "the end of days"; "prophecy is being fulfilled in our times"; "the time of the end is near"; "Armageddon"; "the mark of the Beast";... and Jesus said in the gospels, "So You, when you see these things happening, know that it is near... at the doors!" Well, human history is replete with evidence of the evils of sin in the heart of man but make no mistake, this history will come to an end. God's word says there will come a Time when He will draw Time to an end and He will set up a new...
  • Michelle Obama in heated confrontation with heckler, incident left out of transcript

    06/05/2013 7:34:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/5/13 | Staff
    First lady Michelle Obama got into a heated confrontation with a heckler at a fundraiser on Tuesday night, though the standoff never made its way into the official transcript put out by the White House. The pool report, which is produced by and for members of the media, detailed the incident. According to the report, the first lady was interrupted about 12 minutes into her speech at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington. A pro-gay rights protester began shouting in support of an executive order on gay rights. "One of the things I don´t do well is this,"
  • Peres in EU: Still Holding Out Hope for Peace

    03/06/2013 4:41:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/3/13 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres held out hopes Wednesday of seeing the Middle East draw inspiration from the European Union by one day turning a region long at war into one at peace. Praising Europe for overcoming 1,000 years of conflict in six short decades as he visited EU headquarters, Peres said, "You have the gift of a united hope even if you have a divided economic situation." "I hope the time will come when the Middle East will become a peaceful united region like you," he added. Peres, on an eight-day tour to Brussels, Paris and Strasbourg, said he believed there...
  • Obama IS Our Beast Of Burden - And Bibi's Too!

    03/21/2013 8:52:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-21-2013 | MOTUS
    The symbolism surrounding Big Guy’s Mideast trip is starting to pile up. First the Beast is fed the wrong petro: The “Beast” – clean butt not well fed Hauled away like a common criminal in a no parking zone This incident recalled an equally embarrassing  incident back in 2011 when it bottomed out with Lady M onboard in Ireland) They don’t call her old lead bottom for nothing – the “Beast” I mean...(the car) (snip) And you know what else? I’m sure it’s just a coincidence butt it looks like BO’s wearing the same unruly blue tie as he did...
  • Obama's Armored Limo Had To Be Towed During Trip To Israel

    03/20/2013 12:31:48 PM PDT · by Smittie · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/20/2013 | GEOFF EARLE
    <p>President Obama’s armored Cadillac limo, which was supposed to schlep him around the Holy Land, broke down.</p> <p>According to Israeli’s Channel 2, the cause of the mishap was a simple error all motorists try to avoid.</p> <p>“The Americans filled it up with diesel, rather than [gasoline],” the channe quoted a source, which recently scored an interview with Obama, reported – in case there was any doubt that the host government wasn’t to blame.</p>
  • Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up

    03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 133 replies ^ | 2:57PM GMT 20 Mar 2013 | Robert Tait
    Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol. The hulking vehicle, nicknamed "the Beast" for its supposed robustness in the face of potential attacks, juddered to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem after its engine apparently proved incapable of absorbing the alien fuel intake. Israeli media outlets, including the flagship Channel 2 television station, reported that the car had been filled with diesel. The sleek...
  • Obama Says “BAM” – The Brain Activity Map

    03/17/2013 12:42:20 PM PDT · by Cvengr · 14 replies
    Obama has consistently created history, and he did so once again. Brain Activity Map (BAM) is a project that aims to map each neuronal activity and connection in the human brain. The project ever since Obama compared it to the Human Genome Project at his State of union address is widely believed to have garnered funding by the US federal government. The ballpark figure that the Obama administration will allocate to this ambitious project is thought to cross over into a few billion dollars. BAM was first proposed in September 2011 by the Kavli Foundation while they sought to bring...
  • Vatican to begin tracking clergy and employees with RFID cards

    12/06/2012 5:45:51 PM PST · by haffast · 28 replies ^ | December 2, 2012 | Jake Jones
    We have learned today that the Vatican has decided to use an ID card that has a micro-chip device embedded inside the card that is capable of being used as a tracking device. This card will be given to clergy and employees. A source inside the Vatican acknowledged that they have been thinking about this for years, but declined to give any details of the discussions. The common name for such devices is RFID or Radio Frequency Identification devices. The issuance of these devices will probably take place on or about Jan. 1, 2013. The Vatican sees the need for...
  • Bizarre Muppet-Like Beast Discovered in Namibia

    11/20/2012 2:46:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 70 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | November 20, 2012 | Inquisitr
    In the south African nation of Namibia, a bizarre muppet-like beast has been shot and killed. Unlike its distant relatives — the abominable snowman, bigfoot, and the chupacabra — this one has been caught on film. Locals in Namibia were escorting a shooting party through the country when they found the body of the strange muppet-like beast, and they picked it up and brought it back to the town with them, according to the Telegraph. Witnesses to the event said that locals saw the creature scavenging for food. One member of the shooting party shot and wounded the beast, and...
  • Daily Beast Cartoonist Depicts Israeli PM Eating Obama's Limbs

    05/14/2012 1:08:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/14/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Eli Valley, artist in residence at the far-left, Obama-supporting Jewish Daily Forward has created one of the most anti-Semitic cartoons ever published. Placed at, the radical website dedicated to anti-Israel rhetoric, the cartoon depicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eating Barack Obama’s limbs, then forcing him to give him oral sex, all in the name of Israeli defense. But Valley’s “art” is hardly confined to radical websites. It’s been published in New York Magazine, The Daily Beast,
  • Gingrich: Gov't branches should rule 2 out of 3

    12/18/2011 4:23:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 197 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 18, 2011 | Lucy Madison
    Newt Gingrich on Sunday reiterated his argument that there is something "profoundly wrong" with the United States' judicial system, and argued that the balance of power in American government should come down to "two out of three" branches of the government. In an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," Gingrich continued to defend his controversial position that Congress and the president should have the authority to ignore the rulings of federal judges when they disagree with them. Citing what he describes as "extreme behavior" on the party of the judicial system, Gingrich proposes a system wherein "it's always two out...
  • Coming Soon: Computer Chip Implants For Human Tracking

    11/01/2011 2:12:41 PM PDT · by JDW11235 · 75 replies ^ | November 1st, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    ...What that basically means is that in an emergency situation, such as a declaration of martial law, chipping stations will be immediately deployed. It will be for you and your family, and will ensure that you’ll receive emergency rations and other services in the event of a serious catastrophe. Next, they’ll require all government healthcare recipients to be chipped in order to prevent rampant fraud. An off-shoot may be to implement nationwide chipping programs for those receiving any government benefits including social security, Medicaid, Medicare, and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance. Prisoners and even detainees will be part of the first adopter...
  • Should College Loans Be Forgiven? This Dinosaur Says No!

    10/28/2011 9:41:28 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 25 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Oct. 28th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Maybe the problem is that kids are not taught personal pride and responsibility. Nowhere does the constitution say that your college loan must be paid for by the government. The pursuit of happiness means that you have the opportunity to succeed, not a guarantee that you will. The country and the world are in upheaval. You think if you make noise and cause havoc you can get your way. Good luck with that, you are adults now, take a shot at being one.
  • Forecast High Unemployment Through 2011

    10/22/2011 5:07:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 22, 2011 | Political Calculations
    You know, we're really not sure why so many people seem to be surprised that new, seasonally-adjusted, weekly jobless claim filings persist in clocking in at levels above 400,000, or that the adjusted values for the previous weeks tend to be revised upward. In fact, based upon the trend that has been established since 9 April 2011, that's exactly what we can expect somewhat more than half the time throughout the rest of 2011, provided the current trend continues to remain in effect: We can arrive at that forecast by following the trajectory of the mean trend line, which is...
  • Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses

    08/12/2011 10:03:26 PM PDT · by madison10 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2011 | Unknown
    A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.
  • Anonymous call-to new animal-abuse-hotline leads to raid-on Colorado woman’s rabbit farm

    08/11/2011 12:18:22 PM PDT · by Cowman · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | Aug 11th 2011 at 6:21 am | Bob McCarty
    Upon arriving home at about 1:40 p.m., she found the animal control officers being unreasonable and milling about on her property — without a search warrant. ... Much “discussion” took place during the day and, when the animal control officers told Bell she had “too many animals for your zoning,” she begged to differ. “No, you need to check your zoning regulations,” she told them. “I moved in before you changed the zoning. I can have as many animals as I want. I have more than an acre. I’m zoned A-2.” Apparently stumped by her knowledge of the local zoning,...
  • A Rape Too Far

    05/17/2011 10:44:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | May 17, 2011 | John Ransom
    In 2007, when Dominique Strauss-Kahn was packing up to become the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Jean Quatremer, a writer for the French paper Libération wrote on his blog that "Strauss-Kahn's only real problem is his relationship to women. Too heavy … it borderlines harassment," reports the UK’s Guardian. The Guardian says that “many politicians privately wonder[ed]” then “how he would cope in a puritan U.S. which frowns upon sexual advances.”He may not have coped at all. He may have snapped. I hope that I’m wrong about it, but fear that I’m not. Strauss-Khan, a 62-year old French...
  • Obama's "Beast" gets snagged on ramp in Dublin

    05/23/2011 8:38:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/11 | Reuters
    DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Presidential Cadillac, nicknamed "The Beast" for its bomb-proof features, failed to make it out of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin on Monday when it became stuck on a ramp. Barack Obama and his wife, en route to his ancestral home in County Offaly, had to abandon the car after the collision in front of waving crowds in Dublin.
  • (Helen Thomas) Anti-Semite Centerfold

    03/20/2011 10:22:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2011 | ALANA GOODMAN
    Anti-semite centerfold By ALANA GOODMAN Veteran reporter Helen Thomas turned up in Playboy magazine this month (fully clothed, don’t worry) as part of her ongoing anti-Semitic publicity tour. The former “dean” of the White House Press Corps sat down for an interview about her recent controversy. “The Palestinian violence is to protect what little remains of Palestine. The suicide bombers act out of despair and desperation,” said Thomas, when asked about Palestinian terrorism against the Israelis. The 90-year-old reporter also took a shot at Holocaust-remembrance programs, insisting that Jews exploited the memory in order to persecute Palestinians. “Do the Jews...
  • Westboro attorney: Obama, justices going to hell

    03/07/2011 10:50:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | March 6, 2011
    The attorney who won the Supreme Court case last week affirming the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to stage anti-gay protests outside military funerals suggested on Sunday the high court’s nine justices are going to hell. “I have no objective indicator otherwise. The default for mankind is hell unless you bring forth fruits meet for repentance. The assumption is that you will end up in hell when you quit your life on this Earth,” attorney Margie Phelps said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” Phelps is the daughter of Westboro’s founder, the Rev. Fred Phelps. “There is a duty of...
  • Governor Walker Responds to Prank Call (Did Ian Murphy break the law?)

    02/23/2011 2:40:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Todays TMJ4 ^ | 2/23/11
    Governor Walker Responds to Prank Call MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he won't be distracted by a prank phone call made by a blogger posing as one of his campaign donors, and he'll push forward with a bill to limit the power of public employee unions. Walker stood by his comments on the call, saying they were no different than what he has said publicly. A website called the Buffalo Beast posted audio of Tuesday's call in which its editor pretended to be conservative billionaire David Koch, who had supported Walker's campaign. **SNIP** Walker revealed his supporters...
  • NY Penal Law ARTICLE 190 S 190.25 - Criminal impersonation - 2nd degree - class A misdemeanor

    02/23/2011 2:01:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    YPD Crime ^ | 2/23/11
    S 190.25 Criminal impersonation in the second degree.A person is guilty of criminal impersonation in the second degree when he: 1. Impersonates another and does an act in such assumed character with intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another; or 2. Pretends to be a representative of some person or organization and does an act in such pretended capacity with intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another; or 3. (a) Pretends to be a public servant, or wears or displays without authority any uniform, badge, insignia or facsimile thereof by which such...
  • Obama's 'Beast' of a limo stands out at green NATO summit

    11/19/2010 12:46:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/10 | AFP
    LISBON (AFP) – The Portuguese hosts of Friday's NATO summit hoped to use the event to promote clean-energy and electric cars, but all eyes were on US President Barack Obama's diesel-guzzling "Beast" instead. As is usual when he travels, Obama's eight-tonne armoured behemoth of a limousine was flown out to Lisbon before the US leader's arrival, and it ferried him from the airport tarmac to his first meetings of the weekend. Doubtless he didn't intend the Beast's roar to drown out his hosts' green message, but a US presidential motorcade and its attendant escort of Secret Service SUVs do attract...
  • Rare sighting in Laos of mysterious beast (twin-horned saola)

    09/17/2010 9:36:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/17/10 | AFP
    HANOI (AFP) – One of the world's rarest animals, the secretive and mysterious twin-horned saola, has been seen for the first time in a decade, conservationists say. Villagers in Laos captured a saola in August and took it to their remote community, but it died after a few days in captivity, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a statement. The animal was photographed before its death, the first confirmed record since 1999 when pictures of wild saola were taken by automatic cameras in Laos, said IUCN, a Swiss-based network of scientists and environmental organisations. No biologist...
  • Automated Data Tattoos (now used for lab mice)

    09/15/2010 1:20:31 PM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies | 9-15-2010 | fishtank
    THIS IS FOR NEWS - NOT FOR ADVERTISEMENT purposes ...... ...... ...... "The Labstamp applies automated tail tattoos for mouse identification. The features are as follows: Reliable, legible identification * Human readable permanent tail tattoo * 46,656 unique alpha-numeric IDs * Green ink for pigmented animals Safe for the animal * Designed for mice 14 days and older * No anesthesia required Easy to use * 10 minutes of training to apply the ID * No training to read the ID Eliminates human variability * Automated machine to apply the ID * Consistent ID quality and readability "
  • Internet - the Beast of Revelation?

    06/30/2010 11:01:05 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 94 replies · 2+ views
    Is the Internet a technological and economical monstrosity inaugurating a new era of Babylonian idolatrous profaneness? The Book of Revelation speaks about the beast who will appear at the end of time and whose number is 666. It so happens that the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is "wav", equivalent to the English w. A fact is too, that the ancient Hebrews, lacking digit signs, used the letters as digits where the value of the digit corresponds to the letter's place in the alphabet. Consequently, when John speaks of the beast named 666 he speaks of the beast named...
  • Fear of the Devil holding up census in Mizoram

    06/17/2010 10:17:56 AM PDT · by traumer · 8 replies · 407+ views
    Aizawl: The fear of the 'Beast' or the Devil in the Christian-dominated state of Mizoram has caused almost 1,000 families to refuse to enroll their names in the National Population Register (NPR) taken up along with the Census 2011 here from May 15. The dread stems from Chapter 13 Verse 17 of the Book of Revelations in the Bible which says "... and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark or the name of the Beast or the number of his name." The problem has stemmed from the Unique Identification Authority of India stipulating...

    03/28/2010 9:31:59 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 22 replies · 788+ views
    various , bible | scribed by a servant
    Marshal law is about to be exposed , From its head to its toes , What seems to you as a beginning is actually the end , The toes exposed not revealing the head , For what has already begun is hidden and veiled , But soon the truth shall hit you like a nail ! For what has been held back shall now come together as one , And it shall go off with the shot of a gun , An ending ? Perhaps , yet can it be so ?! , For such a short time one causing...
  • US Air Force confirms 'Beast of Kandahar' drone (RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aircraft)

    12/08/2009 5:40:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 2,470+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Air Force on Tuesday confirmed for the first time that it is flying a stealth unmanned aircraft known as the "Beast of Kandahar," a drone spotted in photos and shrouded in secrecy. The RQ-170 Sentinel is being developed by Lockheed Martin and is designed "to provide reconnaissance and surveillance support to forward deployed combat forces," the air force said in a brief statement. The "RQ" prefix for the aircraft indicates an unarmed drone, unlike the "MQ" designation used for Predator and Reaper aircraft equipped with missiles and precision-guided bombs. Aviation experts dubbed the drone the...
  • Retail Sales Still Lag, Although Discount Stores Improve

    12/04/2009 4:32:42 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 2 replies · 328+ views
    All Headline News ^ | December 4, 2009 | Melvin Baker
    New York, NY (AHN) - Retail continues to lag behind other sectors of the American economy, with government and private reports indicating mixed results for November. Department stores added 8,000 jobs over the month, the Labor Department reported Friday, while jobs in the shopping center industry fell by 14,000, a trade industry group said Thursday. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) said a survey of 32 retail chain stores found that November sales dipped 0.3 percent from November 2008. Sales had been up the previous two months. Department stores had the most disappointing results, dropping 4.5 percent from a...
  • Disarmament for All (Except the UN)

    09/29/2009 10:45:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 870+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2009 | John Griffing
    In the midst of one of the greatest existential threats of our times, President Obama is pursuing severe reductions in US military strength.  His recent statements at the United Nations have merely added fuel to the fire. When combined with his pledge to reduce US nuclear weapons stockpiles by 80 percent, a clear pattern emerges. These actions would seem irrational, even by Obama's standards, if they weren't in keeping with a 50-year old strategy aimed at unilaterally disarming the United States in order that a "progressively strengthened" UN Peace Force might be established. This idea has been steadily advanced during...
  • Is the BEAST/Antichrist Among Us Already?

    08/11/2009 1:17:09 AM PDT · by genesistruth · 43 replies · 2,291+ views
    "HE WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR< LET HIM HEAR" The Bible's last and final (sealed) prophetic book of Revelation depicts 4 main accursed players leading up to the endtime scenario. They can be found in Revelation chapters 13, 17 and 18. The 4 players are: - the two personas called the beast and his false prophet - an all-powerful nation/city which is a globally powerful commercial center depicted by a harlotrous woman - ten nations who hate the harlotrous nation (depicted as ten horns on the beast's head) and plot to destroy her. The endtime scenario involving these players can...
  • Reports of a blast near Khomeini's shrine

    06/20/2009 6:51:46 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 20 replies · 1,855+ views
    NPR ^ | June 20, 2009 | Reuters
    Update at 9:23 a.m. ET. Reports of a blast near Khomeini's shrine: Reuters writes that "a bomb exploded in Tehran on Saturday, killing one person and wounding two, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. It said the blast occurred near the shrine of Iran's revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini." NPR News has not independently confirmed the report.