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Monday June 19th, 2017 

The push for a cashless society is aided and abetted by the maturing of biometric technology. India is one of the leaders in the field of adopting biometric techniques.

“On an average, people in India (9 per cent) are three times more likely than any other country (3 per cent) surveyed to have used ‘iris recognition’ to identify themselves,” said HSBC in a report. It said people in Asia and the Middle East are ahead of the West when it comes to the adoption of new technologies due to greater understanding and optimism leading to more trust.

The report was compiled from research representing views of 12,019 people from 11 countries and territories — Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, UK and the USA.

India has led the world in driving consumer adoption of the technology because the Indian government has strongly (and forcefully) supported biometric adoption.

Other Asian nations are also ahead of the West in adopting biometrics. The accelerated adoption of fingerprint recognition in the East, a widespread consumer technology, highlights the contrast between East and West. People in China (40 per cent) are the highest adopters of fingerprint technology, followed by India (31 per cent) and the UAE (25 per cent) among the countries surveyed. On the other hand, just 9 per cent of people in France and Germany, and 14 per cent in Canada have used fingerprint technology to identify themselves, the report noted.

“Consumers living in countries in the East seem to have a better understanding and greater trust of emerging technology, and how it can benefit their lives. The speed of change and the insatiable rate of adoption put the likes of India, China and the UAE leaps ahead of most Western markets,” HSBC India Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management Ramakrishnan S said. In the case of India, a national mindset of openness coupled with government support for the roll out and promotion of new technology has had a transformative effect on the nation, he said.

The report revealed that Germany has the lowest adoption of smartphone or tablet banking with only 4 per cent claiming that phone banking is their preferred way of banking as compared to 9 per cent in Hong Kong and 15 per cent in the UAE.

Biotechnology is key to implementing a cashless environment, which will give banks and globalist institutions more power than ever. When it comes to enforcing a global religion, which the Bible predicts in Revelation 13, biometrics will be well-developed and a formidable tool in marginalizing those who refuse to obey worship laws.

“A refusal to obey the commandments of God, and a determination to cherish hatred against those who proclaim these commandments, leads to the most determined war on the part of the dragon, whose whole energies are brought to bear against the commandment-keeping people of God. “He causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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.” Revelation 13:16, 17. Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, page 117.

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Tuesday June 20th, 2017 in

 

Approximately 58 people died (30 confirmed) in a towering inferno as one of London’s high-rise public housing blocks was gutted by fire. Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, faced a barrage of criticism for the government’s initial response to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

May said that the government has begun distributing funds from a $6.4 million (USD) emergency fund created to assist victims of the blaze, and housing officials are conducting safety checks of other public high-rise towers in London. “I have heard the concerns and I have ordered immediate action across the board to help victims’ relatives and the survivors,” May said.

Protesters in London are demanding to know why long-standing fire safety concerns raised by a tenants’ group about the 24 story building, tucked in the city’s ritzy North Kensington neighborhood, had not been addressed. They also expressed anger that the prime minister did not meet with survivors or victims of the fire when she initially visited the neighborhood following the tragedy.

Commander Stuart Cundy, a spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police, also said there may have been people in the tower that police are not aware of, which could add to the death toll. “The figure of 58 are those who are missing and that we have to presume are dead,” said Cundy. “It might be that some of those are safe and well but for whatever reason have not reached (out) to let us know. Cundy added that it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the housing block that was devastated. Police said 19 injured in the fire remain hospitalized, including 10 who were in critical condition.

“My heart goes out to those affected,” Cundy said. “As soon as we can, we will locate and recover loved ones.” Cundy said authorities plan to release video and photographs from inside the badly-charred building.

Investigators are trying to figure out why the fire spread so quickly to the top floors especially since the apartment complex underwent a $13 million refurbishment last year that included new thermal cladding to the exterior.

The Grenfell Action Group, the tenants’ organization, had expressed concerns for years about the testing and maintenance of firefighting equipment and blocked emergency access to the site. “All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable,” the group said after the fire broke out, according to the Associated Press. In a blog post written last year, the Grenfell Action Group warned of “dangerous living conditions” in the tower. “It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO.”

KCTMO, the Kensington and Chelsea Management Organization, has managed the building on behalf of local public authorities who own it. The management organization said it was aware of the complaints made by residents, but that it was “too early to speculate what caused the fire and contributed to its spread.”
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip observed a moment of silence to honor the victims. They paid their respects before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that marks the observance of the queen’s birthday. The queen said in a statement that she was “profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need.”

“Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity,” she added. “United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favor, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss.”

“The conditions prevailing in society, and especially in the great cities of the nations, proclaim in thunder tones that the hour of God’s judgment is come and that the end of all things earthly is at hand. We are standing on the threshold of the crisis of the ages. In quick succession the judgments of God will follow one another—fire, and flood, and earthquake, with war and bloodshed. We are not to be surprised at this time by events both great and decisive; for the angel of mercy cannot remain much longer to shelter the impenitent.” Prophets and Kings, page 278.

 

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“In this current situation the Diocese of Ahiara is without the bridegroom, has lost her fertility and cannot bear fruit … The Church is a mother and whoever offends her commits a mortal sin, it’s very serious … Therefore, I ask that every priest or ecclesiastic incardinated in the Diocese of Ahiara … write a letter addressed to me in which he asks for forgiveness; all must write individually and personally. We all must share this common sorrow. In the letter … 1. one must clearly manifest total obedience to the Pope … Maybe someone has been manipulated without having full awareness of the wound inflicted upon the ecclesial communion.” read more on the letter http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2017/june/documents/papa-francesco_20170608_diocesi-ahiara.html

The pope and Papal Church is showing it’s true colours here! There is not one single person on earth who we are to show ‘total obedience’ to. And the only one we are to show total obedience to is God. But the true colours of the Papal Church is shown here, and just as prophecy declares in Revelation 13, the world will be forced on day soon to show ‘total obedience’ to the Papal beast and it’s image, or ‘suffer the consequences’.

The world is ‘wondering after the beast’, just as Revelation 13 prophesied. The ‘kings of the earth’ will one day soon give their power and authority over to the Roman Catholic Church as Revelation 17 prophesied. And then those of us who proclaim the truth, which “offends the mother church” will be seen as the enemy, and they will seek to kill us. But fear not brothers and sisters, as we have the one true God with us!

 

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says human rights laws will be changed “if they get in the way” of the country’s fight against terror. May said she would seek to introduce longer prison terms for those convicted of terrorist offenses and make it easier to “deport foreign terrorist suspects.”

May has overseen cuts to police officer numbers by over 20,000 during her tenure as home secretary and is trying to shore up her domestic security credentials in the wake of criticism from the opposition party.

May has previously called for closer regulation of the Internet to tackle extremism and criticized social media firms for not doing enough to police their platforms. British security services already possess wide anti-terrorism powers that have been denounced by Amnesty International as among “the most draconian” in Europe.

Questions about how Khuram Butt and Youssef Zaghba got through the “net” since they were well-known to police and had been investigated have prompted calls to further erode human rights to deal with these kinds of threats. Butt, Zaghba and another man, Rachid Redouane, rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before launching a stabbing spree in bars and restaurants at nearby Borough Market on Saturday night. At least seven people were killed and dozens were injured. The three terrorists were shot dead by police.

May said more needed to be done “to restrict the freedom and movement of terrorism suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court.”

As Home Secretary, May oversaw the replacement of control orders — sweeping powers introduced in 2005 that placed extreme limits on the freedom and movement of terrorism suspects — and their replacement with what some critics have described as “watered down” restrictions. But May has now said that it needed to be easier to kick terror suspects out of the UK.

The Liberty group’s director Martha Spurrier accused May of wanting to rip up British human rights laws. “If Theresa May does what she threatens, she will go down in history as the Prime Minister who handed terrorists their greatest victory,” she said. “For cheap political points and headlines, she is willing to undermine our democracy, our freedom and our rights — the very things these violent murderers seek to attack.”

Limiting human rights of unconvicted suspects to eliminate Muslim extremist threats will have implications for other religions too. If your Christian faith is ever considered extreme, which is very likely, your human rights will be curtailed too. Prophetically, terrorism is really about targeting western constitutions and removing the freedoms their citizens have enjoyed. Terrorism is the perfect tool in the hands of the enemy, to do this without much opposition.

We must work “while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4.

 

 

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President Trump doesn’t like the rules of Congress and wants to change them. His agenda has been challenged at every turn and Mr. Trump thinks he needs more power to get it through.

“It’s just a very, very bureaucratic system,” he said on Face the Nation. “I think the rules in Congress and, in particular, the rules in the Senate, are unbelievably archaic and slow-moving.”

Donald Trump is trying to approach government by using business principles, taking aim at the 60 vote threshold in the Senate for many of the key elements of his agenda.

In essence he is blaming the Constitution, which embodies the separation of powers for the cumbersome process required to get things done through Congress.

During a recent interview with Fox News to discuss his first 100 days as president, Mr. Trump denounced the constitutional system of checks and balances as “archaic.”

“It’s a very rough system. It’s an archaic system,” Trump said. “It’s really a bad thing for the country.”

Meanwhile, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said the president is thinking about amending or even abolishing the First Amendment to stifle what they consider to be unfair media criticism. When asked by Jonathan Karl whether they had considered a constitutional amendment so that the president can sue his critics, Priebus responded: “I think it’s something that we’ve looked at. How that gets executed or whether that goes anywhere is a different story.”

President Obama himself often attempted to avoid dealing with Congress by using and threatening to use executive orders to get things done. In spite of that, he said in 2016, “If you disrespect the Constitution by threatening to shut down the press when it doesn’t say things you like or threaten to throw your opponent in jail or discriminate against people of different faiths. If you do that before you are elected, then what are you gonna do when you have actual power to do those things?”

President Trump, his legislative agenda largely stalled more than 100 days in office, is lamenting the “archaic” rules of Congress.

When defending why he wasn’t as productive as he promised his supporters he would be during his first 100 days, he said on Fox News that the process of getting things done in Congress is “a very rough system. It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country.”

“Well, I think things generally tend to go a little bit slower than you’d like them to go,” he said on “Face the Nation.” “It’s just a very, very bureaucratic system. I think the rules in Congress and, in particular, the rules in the Senate, are unbelievably archaic and slow-moving.”

Then the president zeroed in on the real issue by saying that Democrats can block him from furthering his agenda by filibustering legislation in the Senate. “All they do is obstruct,” he told CBS. “All they do is delay. Even our Supreme Court justice, as you know — who I think is going to be outstanding, Justice Gorsuch — I think that it was disgraceful the way they handled that.”

After the first 100 days in office, many of the president’s priorities, such as repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border are languishing and are uncertain to get through Congress.

President Trump is likely to go ahead to get rid of the filibuster. He recently tweeted that the GOP should consider if it can’t get 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. He even threatened a government shutdown of prove his point.

“We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix [the] mess!” he said. He told Fox news, “We don’t have a lot of closers in politics, and I understand why: It’s a very rough system. It’s an archaic system.”

“You look at the rules of the Senate, even the rules of the House — but the rules of the Senate and some of the things you have to go through — it’s really a bad thing for the country, in my opinion. They’re archaic rules. And maybe at some point we’re going to have to take those rules on, because, for the good of the nation, things are going to have to be different.”

“You can’t go through a process like this. It’s not fair. It forces you to make bad decisions. I mean, you’re really forced into doing things that you would normally not do except for these archaic rules.”

But will changing the rules be a good thing? Once President Trump leaves office, what of the next president. Things could easily go from bad to worse.

Presidents don’t like their powers limited. Donald Trump wants more power — and he wants it quickly.

If he was able to get rid of the filibuster, he would be placing a lot of power in the hands of the majority party. Getting rid of it completely would change the face of American politics for good. Yes, it would clear a major hurdle for President Trump in passing his agenda. But, what of future presidents? Whether he targets the filibuster specifically or not, his attitude toward his own power is clear: the more, the better.

Could removing or adjusting the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution for one reason (i.e. making it easier to sue members of the press) set a precedent for the removal of other freedoms?

Every principle of the U.S. Constitution will be repudiated in one form or another. See Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, and page 451.

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The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been banned as an extremist group in a Supreme Court decision that observers fear signals a further step back for religious liberty.

“For Jehovah’s Witnesses, this is going to be a frightening time,” Lorcan Price, ADF International legal counsel in Strasbourg said. “It effectively means that holding their beliefs and manifesting them is tantamount to a criminal act in Russia. They risk new levels of persecution by the Russian authorities,” which reverses positive trends seen in Russia in recent years.

“What we’re seeing really is the slide back into the type of attitude that characterized the worst of oppression in the 20th century by the Soviet regime in Russia,” he added. “It’s obviously very sad and disheartening to see that happening again.”

The Russian Orthodox Church, which is the official state church in Russia and its predominant religion, fears the influence of minority religions, in particular the Jehovah’s Witnesses. But will this lead to the persecution of other churches not favored by the Russian Orthodox Church as well? Russia’s federal security service, the FSB (formerly the KGB), also holds the denomination under deep suspicion.

Russia’s Justice Ministry in March ordered that the Jehovah’s Witnesses denomination be liquidated and disbanded. Judges ordered the closure of the denomination’s Russian headquarters and almost 400 local chapters. The denomination’s property would also be seized.

The denomination’s lawyer, Viktor Zhenkov, said the group would appeal the court ruling upholding the order. “We consider this decision an act of political repression that is impermissible in contemporary Russia,” Zhenkov told the New York Times.

The Supreme Court’s decision is more accurately characterized as religious repression with political consequences. For instance, Russia has duties under the European Court of Human Rights to protect freedom of worship and belief.

Svetlana Borisova, who represented the Justice Ministry in the Supreme Court, charged that the denomination’s members had shown “signs of extremist activity that represent a threat to the rights of citizens, social order and the security of society.”

“Last year in particular the government adopted some very draconian and far-reaching legislation that has severely disrupted the right of worship and freedom of belief in Russia,” he said. The government made it illegal to invite someone to a religious meeting, even on Facebook and other social media.

Also, anti-terrorism measures have given Russian police powers to disrupt private worship services, to arrest and detain individuals handing out unapproved religious materials, and to outlaw any public preaching without prior approval from Russian authorities.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses suffered intense persecution under the Soviet era until the fall of communism in 1991. A 2002 anti-extremism law and a broader definition of extremism in 2006 once again put legal pressure on the denomination.

Price said an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights could produce a positive response, but Russia has “a long history of ignoring decisions” from that court, which relies on diplomatic pressure to enforce its decisions. “For Christians and minority faiths in Russia this is a frightening time,” he said.

“What we hope is ultimately the Russian government will take notice of international condemnation and reverse these policies.”

The persecution of the Jehovah’s Witnesses lays a foundation for persecution of other religious minorities in Russia once case law has established precedents. The enemy is angling to restrict the true followers of Jesus by first establishing hatred and persecution of others.

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” II Timothy 3:12.

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Posted: April 13, 2017 in Uncategorized
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The Pentagon announced on April 8, that a Navy carrier strike group has been order to move toward the Western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean peninsula. The carrier group includes the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, with support from several missile destroyers and missile cruisers.

In light of the provocative behavior from North Korea, H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser said, “It’s prudent to do it, isn’t it?”

Meanwhile the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted that he was hopeful that China would put pressure on Pyongyang. “This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime, and President Xi and President Trump agreed that that is unacceptable, that what must happen is the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” he said. Tillerson said the meeting at Mar-a-Lago, Mr Trump’s Florida estate, had helped convince the Chinese to take action.

“President Xi expressed agreement that the regime has reached new levels of concern.”

Tillerson also said on a Sunday talk show that he expected the Chinese to take concrete steps. “We expect that they will. They have indicated that they will. And we need to give them time.”

Meanwhile North Korea released a video perporting to show a US aircraft carrier being blown up, as it warned the US against carrying out military action, and warned that more intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korea’s leader, acting president Hwang Kyo-Ahn, spoke by phone. The White House said the two agreed to stay in close contact about North Korea and other issues.

On Sunday the White House confirmed a conversation between Mr Trump and Shinzo Abe, the Japanese leader, which reiterated US support for Japan in the region and their desire to work together on the problem of North Korea.

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars…” Matthew 24:6  The Ultimate Deliverance

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