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 August 23 - Terrified Mexicans splash out on chip implants so satellites can trace them if they're kidnapped
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

Comment from UTT:
The technology for a global system that is capable of monitoring people is now available. As the Bible predicts we are moving towards this system of control that will be taking place in the very near future.
Middle-class families in Mexico are having tiny transmitters implanted under their skin so that satellites can track them if they are kidnapped. Sales of the device have jumped by 13 per cent this year after kidnappings surged by almost 40 per cent in the country between 2004 and 2007.

The crystal-encased chip, which is the size and shape of a grain of rice, is injected into clients' bodies with a syringe.

A transmitter in the chip sends radio signals to a device, carried by the client, with a global positioning system in it, say makers Xega. A satellite can then pinpoint the kidnap victim's location.

Xega, based in the central Mexican city of Quererato, designed global positioning systems to track stolen vehicles until a company owner was kidnapped in broad daylight in 2001. Frustrated by his powerlessness to call for help, the company adapted the technology to track stolen people.

Most people get the chips injected into their arms between the skin and muscle where they cannot be seen. Customers who fear they are being kidnapped press a panic button on an external device to alert Xega, which then calls the police.

Outside of Mexico, U.S. company VeriChip Corp uses similar radio-wave technology to identify patients in critical condition at hospitals or find elderly people who wander away from their homes.

Xega sees kidnapping as a growth industry and is planning to expand its services next year to Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela

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 August 30 - Report: Israel won't allow a nuclear Iran
 Article: Israel And The Last days

Comment from UTT:
The following article indicates how critical the situation is in the middle-east at this time. A potential Israeli strike against Iran could occur at any time. Such an event would surely trigger the very events the Bible foretells will take place in the last days.
Israel will not allow Iran to attain nuclear capability and if time begins to run out, Jerusalem will not hesitate to take whatever means necessary to prevent Iran from achieving its nuclear goals, the government has recently decided in a special discussion.

According to the Israeli daily Ma'ariv, whether the United States and Western countries succeed in thwarting the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions diplomatically, through sanctions, or whether a US strike on Iran is eventually decided upon, Jerusalem has begun preparing for a separate, independent military strike.

Because of Israel's lack of strategic depth, Jerusalem has consistently warned in recent years that it will not settle for a 'wait and see' approach, merely retaliating to an attack, but will rather use preemption to prevent any risk of being hit in the first place.

Ephraim Sneh a veteran Labor MK who has recently left the party, has reportedly sent a document to both US presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama. The eight-point document states that "there is no government in Jerusalem that would ever reconcile itself to a nuclear Iran. When it is clear Iran is on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons, an Israeli military strike to prevent this will be seriously considered."

Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Reza Sheikh Attar, who visited the Natanz plant last week, said that Iran was preparing to install even more centrifuges, though he did not offer a timeframe. "Right now, nearly 4,000 centrifuges are operating at Natanz," Attar told the state news agency IRNA. "Currently, 3,000 other centrifuges are being installed."

Meanwhile, the pan-Arabic Al Kuds al Arabi reported Friday that Iran had equipped Hizbullah with longer range missiles than those it possessed before the Second Lebanon War and had also improved the guerrilla group's targeting capabilities.

According to the report, which The Jerusalem Post could not verify independently, Hizbullah was planning a massive rocket

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 August 29 - Praying in a multicultural world
 Article: Onr World Religion

Comment from UTT:
The following is a prayer that was prayed at recent political convention held in Denver, Colorado. It is important to listen to this "multicultural" "interreligious" prayer prayed by a professing Christian who opens the door for any and all religions. 
This is the exact agenda of the emerging church that will eventually lead to a one world religion in the name of Christ for peace and for the "common good" of planet earth in order to establish the kingdom of God on earth. 
As the election season continues to unfold, there are new ways of giving benedictions in our multicultural world. Florida megachurch pastor Joel Hunter broke the mold by interrupting the final benediction of the Democratic National Convention to request that all who prayed with him "close this prayer in the way your faith tradition would close your prayer."

In years past, debates and even a suit by atheist Michael Newdow followed controversial inaugural prayers by evangelist Franklin Graham and Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell of Houston.

Now, Hunter's benediction has been declared "unusual'' by a Wall Street Journal blog and noted by ChristianityToday.com's Ted Olsen.

"Yes, he prayed in Jesus' name,'' Olsen wrote. "But I don't think I've ever seen that long of a preface to praying in Jesus' name.''

Beliefnet.com's editor-in-chief Steven Waldman learned that Franklin Graham's father gave Hunter this advice as crafted his benediction: "Just say what God gives you."

YouTube.com features Hunter's Thursday night prayer on its Web site.

YOU TUBE LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQyXd33Y1KU

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 September 3 - Syria warns of global 'disaster' if Iran attacked
 Article: Israel And The Last Days

Comment from UTT:
The powder keg in the middle east is very close to exploding. If Israel or any country attacks Iran, the Ezekiel chapter 38 scenario will unfold.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday any attack on Iran would be a disaster and pledged to help find a peaceful solution to the nuclear dispute between the West and Tehran.

"Nobody in the world will be able to bear the consequences of any action that is not peaceful because it would not result in a solution but in a disaster," Assad said after meeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the Syrian capital.

"Iran having the atom bomb is a threat to peace in the region and to peace in the world. Everyone must get the message across in their own way," Sarkozy told reporters.

Iran says its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes. But the United States and Israel have not ruled out military action if the dispute cannot be resolved through diplomacy.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak repeated that view on Wednesday, saying in an interview there was still time for diplomacy but Israel was serious about using "any option" if it failed.

France has promised Assad economic incentives in return for political progress. It also wants Syria to break its alliance with Iran, but Assad has shown no sign he is willing to do so.

Syrian officials say Syria has been negotiating a preliminary deal to buy Airbus jets despite US sanctions on the Damascus government.

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