February 10, 2014- February 16, 2014 
 News In Review
 Vol 9, Issue 7
In This Issue
Links Of Further Interest
Quick Links

Join our mailing list!

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.

 February 4 - Human-animal hybrids, disasters in the making
 Article: Cloning And Genetic Engineering

Scientists worldwide are creating bizarre human-animal hybrids that could wreak havoc on society. In the past ten years alone, unforgettable advances in the field of genetic modification have left researchers and on-lookers stunned.

Nowadays, it is possible for a couple of university-age students to concoct new life forms in the comfort of their own basement. Regrettably so, laws have not been able to keep up with the pace at which scientists have been toying around with their creations.

In turn, the entities being created are not at all illegal but by all means could pose a risk to society by and large. There is no telling what may happen if these life forms are allowed to mate. Still, eagerness can be seen in the eyes and minds of scientists on a global level just waiting to unleash their next creation to the world, that all seemed liked fantasy just a short time ago.

Read Full Article.... 

 February 6 - Vein Scan Payment System Launched
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

We live in a world where the security of our finances is just as important of a concern as the security of our homes. Identity theft, fraudulent payments, and accidental misuse of funds are all realities in our fast paced economy.

In recent years however,
technology has played a huge role in securing financial assets. PINs and security codes have been the status quo for basic financial security, but two friends in New Jersey are taking that concept a step further by using vein scans  to confirm a person's identity to secure financial transactions.

It's called Pulse Wallet
and it is a point-of-sale register and biometric payment terminal. PulseWallet lets customers link their credit cards and other payment methods to their palms so they can leave their wallets at home.

Read Full Article.... 

 February 6 - Top Adviser To The Chinese Government Calls For A "Global Currency" To Replace The U.S. Dollar
 Article: One World Government

The former chief economist at the World Bank, Justin Yifu Lin, is advising the Chinese government that the time has come for a single global currency.  Lin, who is also a professor at Peking University, says that the U.S. dollar "is the root cause of global financial and economic crises" and that moving to a "global super-currency" will bring much needed stability to the global financial system.  And considering how recklessly the Federal Reserve has been pumping money into the global financial system and how recklessly the U.S. government has been going into debt, it is hard to argue with his logic.  Why would anyone want to trust the United States to continue to run things after how badly we have abused our position?  The United States has greatly benefited from having the de facto reserve currency of the planet for the past several decades, but now that era is coming to an end.  In fact, the central bank of China has already announced that it will no longer be stockpiling more U.S. dollars.  The rest of the world is getting tired of playing our game.  Our debt is wildly out of control and we are creating money as if there was no tomorrow.  As the rest of the world starts moving away from the U.S. dollar, global power is going to shift even more to the East, and that is going to have very serious consequences for ordinary Americans.

Read Full Article.... 

 February 7 - Mary, Mother of Saints, Mother of All
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Comment from Understand the Times:
Unbiblical Roman Catholic heresy...

Motherhood and abortion are two topics often viewed as separate. In fact, we tend to focus almost exclusively on the child when condemning the act. However, maternal love seen as an absolute value must not be absent when addressing the tragedy of killing the unborn. For children to be safe from harm, nothing must come between mothers and their children.
As Catholics, we have a special knowledge of what having a mother means. Maternal love surrounds us, engulfs us, and consoles us in our churches, our homes and in our prayers. Our heavenly mother listens and speaks to us, and comforts us in many guises. She is present to us under many names, such as Mother of Mercy, Mother of Help, Mother of Divine Grace, and many more. Her splendid iconography is omnipresent like the crucifix, her love shining forth through the radiance of her face. Yet her loving presence is always gentle. We know that she is always our last resort.

Read Full Article.... 

 February 7 - All American Credit Cards Will Disappear In 2015 And Be Replaced With This New Tech
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

These credit cards are dinosaurs. Every credit card in the U.S. will be replaced by October 2015 with new cards that contain the chip-and-PIN technology that the rest of the world has had for years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Both Visa and MasterCard are committed to the switch, which will render extinct the plastic in your wallets and purses right now. No more black magnetic stripes; no more signing on the dotted line.

Read Full Article.... 

 February 4 - Just When You Thought Google Glass Couldn't Get Creepier: New App Allows Strangers to ID You Just by Looking at You
 Article: Miscellaneous

Have you ever seen someone wearing Google Glass out at the bar? Like a real person at a real bar actually wearing Google Glass? If so, you know how absolutely ridiculous they look. Which may be the only factor we have that will stop this:
A new app will allow total strangers to ID you and pull up all your information, just by looking at you and scanning your face with their Google Glass. The app is called NameTag and it sounds CREEPY.
The "real-time facial recognition" software "can detect a face using the Google Glass camera, send it wirelessly to a server, compare it to millions of records, and in seconds return a match complete with a name, additional photos and social media profiles."  The information listed could include your name, occupation, any social media profiles you have set up and whether or not you have a criminal record ("CRIMINAL HISTORY FOUND" pops up in bright red letters according to the demo).

Read Full Article.... 

 February 6 - States Look To Rein in Government Surveillance
 Article: One World Government

Revelations of National Security Agency surveillance programs have prompted state lawmakers around the United States to propose bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens.

Proponents say the states' measures will overhaul outdated digital privacy laws and help increase oversight of specific surveillance tools that law enforcement agencies have been using that critics say mirrors federal surveillance technology.

The bills taking shape in at least 14 states include a Colorado proposal that would limit the retention of images from license plate readers, an Oregon bill that would require "urgent circumstances" to obtain mobile phone location data and a Delaware plan that increases privacy protections for text messages.

Read Full Article.... 

 February 10 - Francis: "When at Mass, don't look at your watch counting down the minutes till it's over"
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Mass offers the opportunity to rediscover the real presence of God and enter into the mystery of the Lord. This was Francis' message at today's mass in St. Martha's House.  
"The Lord speaks to His people in many ways: through the prophets, the priests, the Sacred Scriptures. But with the theophanies, He speaks in another way, "different from the Word: it is another presence, closer, without mediation, near. It is His presence."
"This, he explained, happens in the liturgical celebration. The liturgical celebration is not a social act, a good social act; it is not a gathering of the faithful to pray together. It is something else. In the liturgy, God is present," but it is a closer presence. In the Mass, in fact, "the presence of the Lord is real, truly real." "When we celebrate the Mass, we don't accomplish a representation of the Last Supper: no, it is not a representation. It is something else: it is the Last Supper itself. It is to really live once more the Passion and the redeeming Death of the Lord. It is a theophany: the Lord is made present on the altar to be offered to the Father for the salvation of the world."

Read Full Article.... 

 February 4 - Mobile leading the way in the consumerisation of biometrics
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

Goode Intelligence predicts that by the end of 2015 there will be 619 million people using biometrics on their mobile devices. This not only refers to fingerprint biometrics but other modalities including voice, eye, facial and behavioural biometrics.
The consumerisation of biometrics is making mobile device protection and identity verification more convenient. Alan Goode, founder of Goode Intelligence said "Apple has shown the market how to deploy biometrics into consumer electronic devices with its Touch ID fingerprint solution on the Apple 5s.''

Read Full Article.... 

 February 13 - Homeland Security to Activate 'National License Plate Recognition Database'
 Article: One World Government

The Department of Homeland Security is set to activate a national license plate tracking system that will be shared with law enforcement, allowing DHS officers to take photos of any license plate using their smartphone and upload it to a database which will include a "hot list" of "target vehicles".

The system will "track vehicle license plate numbers that pass through cameras or are voluntarily entered into the system from a variety of sources (access control systems, asset recovery specialists, etc.) and uploaded to share with law enforcement" in order to help locate "criminal aliens and absconders."

Read Full Article.... 

We hope the Weekly News In Review has been a blessing to you.

Roger Oakland

Forward email

This email was sent to utt@understandthetimes.org by utt@understandthetimes.org |  

Understand The Times, International | P.O. Box 27239 | Santa Ana | CA | 92799