Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Man Buys Over $200,000 Of Merchandise At Kmart And Gives It Away To Those In Need

WINCHESTER, KY - In a story of  great generosity, a Clark County business owner used his hard-earned money to buy an amazing amount of clothing and supplies to help the less fortunate there.

His name is Rankin Paynter. He was buying items at a Clark County K-Mart before it closed for good. That's when he wondered where all the unsold items were going. A clerk told him that power buyers take it all, so he signed up to be one.

Six hours and four cash registers later, Paynter was the proud owner of over two-hundred thousand dollars worth of merchandise, all of which he donated to Clark County Community Services which now will have enough warm clothes to hand out next winter to their surprise and delight. Paynter, who runs Rankin Paynter Buying Center, a jewelry-exchange business in Winchester, also rented a building to store the items.

What I see is people coming in my store, needy people sell their stuff,"  Paynter told WAVE3 News.  "It's bad nowadays. I just told (the clerk) lets just give it away to charity."
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Drug Addicts Now Targeting Real Estate "Open Houses"

Be careful who you open your doors to at your "open house," some drug addicts are now trying to score at real estate showings.

The pain pill addicts are scouring the Sunday paper for open houses dressing up as potential buyers, and then showing up hoping to score.
Amara Durham is an addiction specialist with Caron Texas.

"And they're there to find drugs that people have left behind in cabinets. If you are having an open house and you haven't cleared out your prescription medications it's the same as putting a note on the mirror and saying 'Hey, open up!'".

She says sometimes the value on a bottleof name brand medication can be
worth $5,000 on the street. As the addiction rate to pain pills soars, so does the price.

"We have addicts who look like you and me and not like drug users in an alley with needles  in their arms ... combing the  Sunday paper for an open house listed there. They go dressed, looking like potential buyers," says Durham.

Durham says before hosting an open house, take your valuables and your medications with you.

"The responsibility lies with the homeowner and that means that before you show your home, you take those tablets, put them in a shoebox and take them from the home."

Iranian Official Calls For "Islamic Awakening" To Destroy Israel

An Iranian official called this week for an ‘Islamic Awakening’ movement to help Palestinian Authority Arabs “demolish the Zionist regime”, the IRNA news agency reported.

The comments were made at a conference in Tehran in honor of Nakba Day – the day of catastrophe – which is what the Arabs call the English date of May 15, when the State of Israel was re-established with a declaration of independence in 1948.

In a brief address at the end of the conference, the official, Hossein Shiekholeslam said, “In success of a revolution three major factors need to play effective roles, and they are the people, the leadership, and the school of thought, or ideology.”

He added, “If we wish success for the Palestinians, the existence of these three factors is necessary, as they did exist in the case of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.”

Sheikholeslam said that “In near future the Islamic Awakening movement would also swallow the Zionist regime.”

The first speaker at the conference, according to IRNA, was the PA Ambassador in Tehran, Salah Zawawi, who said that the one and only way to soothe the Arabs’ pains and agony is the annihilation of the Zionist regime.

“Turning the Palestinians into homeless people is a Zionist-western plot to enable the illegal Zionist immigrants to settle down at our ancestors’ motherlands, over the ruins of our homes,” he said.

“So long as the entire Palestinian groups have not united and each group is merely heeding its own factional interests the problems of this detached part of the Islamic world would never be solved,” he added.

Zawawi emphasized that many political projects have been launched aimed at “liberating Palestine” but that none have borne fruit yet. He said, “The Palestinians would never abandon the Holy Qods, as their capital city and I once again reiterate, political initiatives are not capable of liberating Palestine.”

He then claimed that Israel would never yield to the idea of establishing a solid Palestinian state and said, “Some 200 illegal and illegitimate townships have been constructed on the West Bank, but the U.S. president never referred to the illegitimate nature of those townships lest he would lose his presidential election campaign.”

Zawawi said that other Islamic countries should hold a conference aimed at surveying and finding a final solution for the “Palestinian issue” and added, “The Palestinian prisoners are not terrorists; they are merely brave men and women, defending their own motherland.”
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Court Rules To Temporarily Block Law That Could Infringe On Citizens Rights

Opponents of a U.S. law they claim may subject them to indefinite military detention for activities including news reporting and political activism persuaded a federal judge to temporarily block the measure.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan yesterday ruled in favor of a group of writers and activists who sued President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Defense Department, claiming a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law Dec. 31, puts them in fear that they could be arrested and held by U.S. armed forces.

The complaint was filed Jan. 13 by a group including former New York Times reporter Christopher Hedges. The plaintiffs contend a section of the law allows for detention of citizens and permanent residents taken into custody in the U.S. on “suspicion of providing substantial support” to people engaged in hostilities against the U.S., such as al-Qaeda.

“The statute at issue places the public at undue risk of having their speech chilled for the purported protection from al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and ‘associated forces’ - i.e., ‘foreign terrorist organizations,’” Forrest said in an opinion yesterday. “The vagueness of Section 1021 does not allow the average citizen, or even the government itself, to understand with the type of definiteness to which our citizens are entitled, or what conduct comes within its scope.”
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U.K Financially Supporting Population Control In India

One News Now--Joseph Meaney, director of international coordination for Human Life International (HLI), explains that the Dalits, or the "untouchables", in India's culture are considered to be less than human. They are the target of this new program. According to, this money comes as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation prepares to co-host a family planning summit with the British government in July.

India's supreme court recently heard evidence of coercive mass sterilizations. In filthy conditions, men and women are reportedly rounded up into rural camps, and many are left in pain with little or no care. Some women, sterilized while pregnant, suffered miscarriages. Some were reportedly bribed with less than $8 and a sari, and others were threatened with losing their ration cards. Some reportedly even died from botched abortions. Meanwhile, clinics received bonuses for doing more than 30 operations a day.

"It's very interesting to see that this sterilization program, which is not a new thing because India had a massive sterilization program in the 1970s, but it's been revived here in the '90s and 2000s," Meaney details. "But anyway, it's always been focused on the poorest of the poor and included incentives, or even threats: get sterilized or else."

Meaney says sterilizing those considered less than human fits with the original eugenics policy of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. Her aim was to get rid of minorities and the poor.

"In the U.S. it is completely illegal for U.S. government funds to be used in programs that have targets and incentives where basically people are being coerced or bribed into population control," the HLI spokesman reports. "The U.K., however, doesn't have the same kind of legal restraints that the U.S. government now has."
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Canada: Inuit Language Now Has Their Own Bible After 34 yrs. Of Translation

CANADA--After 34 painstaking years, a small band of Inuit translators have finally delivered an Inuktitut-language Bible to one of the most-Christian regions in Canada.
The completed Inuit-language bible, a $1.7 million joint project of the the Canadian Bible Society and the

Anglican Church, is set to be launched on June 3 in a ceremony at the igloo-shaped St. Jude’s Anglican Cathedral in Iqaluit.

“We’re happy to have this out of the way,” said Rev. Canon Jonas Allooloo, who was with the translation team since its 1978 inception. “It’s been 34 years and we can do something else now.”
Five Anglican ministers led the project, and notably, all were Inuk. “For the first time in Canada, the entire translation was done by mother tongue speakers of the language rather than by missionaries,” reads a statement by the Canadian Bible Society.

The team was thus well-equipped to bridge the many linguistic and cultural gaps between the Inuit and millennia-old Middle Eastern texts.

“Bible translation in general is a time-consuming activity. It was very complicated, especially when the languages, cultures and geographical contexts in the Bible are vastly different from those of the Arctic,” Hart Wiens, director of Scripture translation for the Canadian Bible Society, told the Post in 2002.

For “shepherd,” the text uses an Inuktitut word that describes both a babysitter and someone who would watch over a dog team.

When the Bible mentions specific tree species, the Inuktitut text will often rely on a generic word for “tree.”

“It’s just like you have one word for snow but we have many words for snow,” said Rev. Allooloo.
When the translators encountered items for which there is no Inuktitut term — such as pomegranates and camels — they borrowed the English word. “We borrowed a lot of words,” said Rev. Allooloo.

The really difficult words, said Rev. Allooloo, were “peace” and “grace” — two concepts for which there are no Inuit terms. Translators had to instead describe the specific situation surrounding the word, be it a sense of inner peace or a state of non-war.

The project was launched by Eugene Nida, an Oklahoma-born linguist famous as the father of modern Bible translation. To ensure that 4,000-year-old Middle Eastern texts could be understood by Asian subsistence farmers and African hunter-gatherers alike, Mr. Nida was a proponent of creating non-literal Bible translations that incorporated indigenous terms and concepts. He died last year at the age of 96.

The Bible is printed in syllabics, the Inuktitut written language first introduced in the 1800s by Anglican missionaries. Prior to European arrival, Inuktitut was an oral tongue
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Fed Ex Tells Employee Forbidden To Talk About God With Co-workers

Charisma News--Eric Weathers was just trying to answer a few of his coworker’s questions about the Bible. But the Chicago FedEx employee’s boss told him that discussions about religion and politics were “forbidden in the workplace.”

When the boss refused to tell Weathers why, the Christian employee asked a human resources representative for an explanation. The response: His speech was an “act detrimental to the company”—a designation given to sexual harassment, possession of illegal drugs or weapons in the workplace, theft, workplace violence and other egregious acts.

Then, in a reported act of hypocrisy, Weathers’ boss engaged in religious speech two weeks after she banned him from discussing the Bible. The supervisor first ordered him to define the term atheism and later sent him an email stating, “The man upstairs is watching...” The e-mail included a picture of a Baptist church marquee that stated, “God has seen your [business report] numbers. You’re going to hell!”

In response to the workplace persecution, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) filed a case against FedEx on Weathers’ behalf. Weathers won the case.

U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang denied FedEx’s motion for summary judgment in January after finding “enough evidence … for a reasonable jury to find that Weathers suffered the requisite significant negative alteration in the workplace” to constitute an “adverse employment action” as a result of FedEx’s failure to accommodate his religion.

“Weathers’ superiors told him that he could not discuss religion, even if asked, and he was told that he must affirmatively misrepresent his college degree,” wrote Judge Chang. Weathers holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and youth ministry from The Master’s College, and is pursuing his Master’s of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary.
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