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The News In Review newsletter is a service provided by Understand The Times that is a compilation of the news articles previously posted on our site . Understand The Times does not endorse these events but rather is showing the church the current events.  The purpose of posting these articles is to warn the church of deception from a Biblical perspective.

 January 27 - The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?
 Article: Miscellaneous

Comment from Understand the Times:
My experience with big corporations like Monsanto and DOW Chemical is that they not only control governments, they control anyone who comes against them because they have the means to do so. In this world the means to do so, means just that: "the means to do so." This can mean "money" or "Mafia" or a combination of the two.
This is also the way the New World Order gets their way, made up of the world's wealthy and the political brokers. This is also the way these same people work to set up the One World Religion that will have its headquarters in Rome. This is the way "modern so-called evangelical protestant Christianity" is controlled - just follow the money, the power, and you will see who is who and what is what.
"The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must."   -  Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011

In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto's Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation's 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America's organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by
Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm
, has decided it's time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto's controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for "coexistence" with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack. 

Beyond the regulatory euphemism of "conditional deregulation," this means that WFM and their colleagues are willing to go along with the massive planting of a chemical and energy-intensive GE perennial crop, alfalfa; guaranteed to spread its mutant genes and seeds across the nation; guaranteed to contaminate the alfalfa fed to organic animals; guaranteed to lead to massive poisoning of farm workers and destruction of the essential soil food web by the toxic herbicide, Roundup; and guaranteed to produce Roundup-resistant superweeds that will require even more deadly herbicides such as 2,4 D to be sprayed on millions of acres of alfalfa across the U.S.

In exchange for allowing Monsanto's premeditated pollution of the alfalfa gene pool, WFM wants "compensation." In exchange for a new assault on farmworkers and rural communities (a recent large-scale Swedish study found that spraying Roundup doubles farm workers' and rural residents' risk of getting cancer), WFM expects the pro-biotech USDA to begin to regulate rather than cheerlead for Monsanto. In payment for a new broad spectrum attack on the soil's crucial ability to provide nutrition for food crops and to sequester dangerous greenhouse gases (recent studies show that Roundup devastates essential soil microorganisms that provide plant nutrition and sequester climate-destabilizing greenhouse gases), WFM wants the Biotech Bully of St. Louis to agree to pay "compensation" (i.e. hush money) to farmers "for any losses related to the contamination of his crop."

The main reason, however, why Whole Foods is pleading for coexistence with Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, BASF and the rest of the biotech bullies, is that they desperately want the controversy surrounding genetically engineered foods and crops to go away. Why? Because they know, just as we do,
that 2/3 of WFM's $9 billion annual sales is derived from so-called "natural" processed foods and animal products that are contaminated with GMOs.

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 January 28 - Is Murdered Gay Activist David Kato the Gabrielle Giffords of Uganda?
 Article: Perilous Times

Comment from Understand the Times:
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The bludgeoning death of gay activist David Kato this week in Uganda stunned the gay community around the world and prompted Kato's angry allies to point the finger of blame at Christian-fueled homophobia in the East African nation, and at conservative Christians in the United States who have long ties to anti-gay forces in Uganda.

"David's death is a result of the hatred planted in Uganda by U.S Evangelicals in 2009," Val Kalende, the woman who heads "Freedom and Roam Uganda," a gay rights group, said in a statement. "The Ugandan Government and the so-called U.S Evangelicals must take responsibility for David's blood."

The critics say that U.S.-based support was especially notable in a March 2009 forum in the capital, Kampala, that featured a trio of well-known Christian pastors from the so-called ex-gay movement. They say that forum helped inspire Christian parliamentarians in Uganda to propose draconian measures against gays and lesbians, including a bill pending in the Ugandan parliament that would allow for the death penalty for some homosexual activity.

In Washington, Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton said Kato's killing "is a reminder of the heroic generosity of the people who advocate for and defend human rights on behalf of the rest of us -- and the sacrifices they make." And President Obama released a statement praising Kato's courage and pledging that "At home and around the world, LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered] persons continue to be subjected to unconscionable bullying, discrimination, and hate."

Authorities were quick to declare that Kato
was murdered in the course of a home invasion by a trio of men -- one of whom was in custody at last report -- a sadly prosaic explanation that could in fact turn out to be true given the volatility of the neighborhood where Kato lived.

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 January 31 - ST. JOHN BOSCO
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Comment from Understand the Times:
John Bosco it was believed, had a ministry of dreams. He was elevated to sainthood by the pope because of his dreams. He also elevated the pope to the position of Godhood in the Last Days. According to Bosco, the pope would become king of the world in the Last Days. He would launch the boat of St. Peter between two pillars that would set up his kingship. These two pillars were the pillar of the Eucharistic Jesus and the pillar of the Queen of Heaven.
This is very significant, and it can be understood biblically. The Queen of Heaven in the Bible is nothing but a demonic entity (Jeremiah chapters 7 and 44). The Eucharistic Jesus is the Jesus that appears according to Roman Catholic Dogma, when a priest transubstantiates a wafer into the presence of Jesus. While some Catholics believe this, most do not. This is why Pope John Paul had to come up with the New Evangelization Program for "evangelistic" purposes.
Now here is where it gets interesting. Nicky Gumbel went to Rome and shook hands with the Pope and agreed to evangelize together. Brian Broderson, from Calvary Chapel went to England and met with Nicky Gumbel and agreed to work together with Nicky. Brian Broderson met Nicky Gumbel in England a few years ago and the meeting was in Broderson's words, very positive.
This would mean that if Brian Broderson heads up Calvary Chapel when Chuck Smith steps down, Calvary Chapel could be heading to Rome.
Hopefully that will not happen, but right now there is no one to stop this from happening.
Today the Church commemorates the life of St. John Bosco, a priest of humble origins who was devoted to helping boys make something of themselves. Don Bosco's story is an inspiring example of God's ability to express his will through dreams.

It s said that  Bosco received his mission from God in a dream. When he was nine years old, he dreamed that he was in a field with a group of children. The children started cursing and fighting, so John tried to stop them. John found himself to be ineffective because he did exactly what they were doing to make them stop.  All of a sudden, a man whose face was full of light, covered in a white mantle, appeared. He made John the leader of the group, saying, "You will have to win these friends of yours not with blows but with gentleness and kindness."

Pope Pius XI encouraged Don Bosco to gather a group together to continue his ministry. With 17 other men, he founded the Salesians, named after St. Francis de Sales. Later, he organized a group of Salesian Sisters to minister to girls. Today, the Salesians are the second largest religious order in the world. Their ministry continues to serve the youth by focusing on the whole person, body and soul united.

St. John Bosco died in 1888 at the age of 73. He is the patron saint of youth, young apprentices, Catholic publishers and editors.

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