The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight

In recent years, the world has become a more dangerous place in which to live. This is indicated by the Doomsday Clock. This metaphorical graphic is the brainchild of scientists who banded together in 1947 to form the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The impetus for this organization and its Doomsday Clock was the U.S. dropping two atomic bombs on Japan two years earlier, which soon led to the ending of WWII. These scientists were worried about the future development of atomic weapons and … [Read more...]

Get Another Two-State Solution!

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's tenure ends in a few days, he will be making a final push advocating the traditional two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when he attends a Paris peace conference this weekend. He had implemented President Barak Obama's strategy weeks ago at the UN by abstaining from voting for or against a UN Security Council Resolution 2334. It condemned as illegal according to international law Israel's decades-long Jewish settlements program in the … [Read more...]

Junichiro Koisumi Calls for Japan to Abandon Nuclear Energy

In 1941, a very militaristic Japan unjustly and unmercifully attacked the U.S. at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They did it submarines firing explosives and airplanes dropping bombs. About 2,800 Americans, nearly all in the military, were killed. Until then, the U.S. had refused to join WWII in Europe. But this attack caused it to enter the war.In 1945, the U.S. became the first nation to develop and manufacture the first atomic bomb. To end the war with Japan, in August, 1945, the U.S. dropped two … [Read more...]

Doomsday Clock Looms Larger in 2017

The metaphorical Doomsday Clock is an image of a clock with its hour and minute hands set close to midnight. It was created in 1947 by concerned American scientists who were members of the Manhattan Project that had created the atomic bomb. Two such bombs were then dropped on Japan that helped end WWII in late 1945.Only weeks afterwards, these scientists created the non-profit organization Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. They did so because, even though they had created the atomic bomb, … [Read more...]

Trump Moves the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Closer to Bible Prophecy

I blogged fifteen months about the U.S. presidential election. I wrote nearly thirty posts expressing my objection to Donald Trump as president. Yet I believe he has a superior position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than nearly all other non-Jewish parties think. He's got half of the puzzle right; he just needs to get the rest of it put together. If I may say so without appearing arrogant, that's where I come in with my book, Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient … [Read more...]

Palestinians Need Philistine DNA Match to Get their State

This week's issue of Christianity Today magazine has an article entitled, "Biblical Archaeology's Top Ten Discoveries of 2016." It says the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon archaeology team's discovery and announcement of a mass graveyard at the ancient Philistine city of Ashkelon is the fourth most important archaeological discovery in 2016. But I think it could become number 1.As I've posted before, the main intent of this team is to get DNA from some of these approximately 210 Philistine … [Read more...]

Did the Doomsday Clock Just Move Closer to Midnight?

No. But after what happened Thursday, it appears it could happen soon.The Doomsday Clock was created two years after the catastrophe in which the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan during WWII. The wikipedia article on The Doomsday Clock begins, "The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face that represents a countdown to possible global catastrophe (e.g., nuclear war or climate change). It has been maintained since 1947 by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists . . . … [Read more...]

Facebook to Rescue the Truth

Something called "fake news" has been growing quickly on the Internet. It's getting so Internet users don't know what's fake and what's true regarding what's happening. To make matters worse, more than half of Americans are now getting their news from social media on the Internet, especially from Facebook and its News Feed. And fewer Americans are getting their news from television broadcasts. Most alarming, I think, is that only 10% of Americans get their news from newspapers. Actually, that's … [Read more...]