Natasha Howell ACC claimant Fleeced: advocate Andrew Cadenhead tried for 100% reduced to 50% while others settle for 18% of a pay out

ACC claimant ‘devastated’ after signing over her payout to advocate

ACC claimant Natasha Howell says the government needs to protect the interests of ACC claimants and provide free advocacy services.

An ACC claimant who signed over every cent of her backdated payout to an advocate says the Government should provide free legal support services.

Christchurch woman Natasha Howell, 44, was awarded $84,797 in compensation in a settlement with ACC after her weekly payments were cancelled. Howell suffers from severe pain related to spinal surgeries.

She had signed a contract handing over any backdated compensation to an “accident compensation law specialist” in June 2017 to help her challenge ACC’s decision to cancel her payments.

Natasha Howell has spent five years fighting for compensation from ACC.

Howell says she did not understand the payment plan proposed in the contract.

She was given two options, to pay $5000 to $6000 upfront, or “all and any back paid weekly compensation payable by the Corporation to [Howell] in addition to any costs of any nature”.

Warren Forster says vulnerable people could be taken advantage of because there was no oversight or accountability of advocates.

The former pharmacy assistant, who is unable to return to work due to the pain, was unable to pay the upfront fee and chose the second option.

“At the time my mother was dying, I had all this stress and wasn’t thinking straight,” Howell said.

When Howell realised she would have to give all of the backdated compensation she was devastated.

“What gives him the right to take the whole lot?”

She complained to advocate Andrew Cadenhead​ it was unfair, and he agreed to reduce his fee to 50 per cent of the payment.

Without legal representation, Howell said she would not have been able to challenge ACC at all.

At a conciliation meeting on February 12, ACC agreed to pay Howell weekly compensation from the date of her injury on June 13 2012, reinstate her as a claimant and continue weekly payments.

Cadenhead declined to comment to media, but in an email to Howell he defended the payment of “all and any backdated compensation”.


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“There needs to be an advantage for me in the second option (because of the significant risk I am taking) otherwise I would only offer the first option, which you were not in a position to contemplate.”

Cadenhead does not have a practising certificate with the New Zealand Law Society but is an enrolled barrister and solicitor.

Not all ACC advocates have to be lawyers.

 
100%
$84,797.00
Cadenhead
50%
$42,398.50
Cadenhead
18%
$15,263.46
Others

An estimated 30 to 40 advocates, who are not lawyers, represent ACC claimants at reviews each year.

The Government asked ACC to consider funding a free nationwide advocacy service 18 months ago.

A spokesman said ACC was “developing advice on the advocacy service recommendation, which will go to the Board for approval, hopefully in April”.

Access Support Services advocate Tony Gibbons said clients were usually charged 18 per cent of any back dated payment after deductions such as tax.

“I am surprised to hear any suggestion of a 100 per cent success fee being agreed to by anyone let alone it being offered in the first place.”

ACC barrister and researcher Warren Forster said vulnerable people could be taken advantage of because there was no oversight or accountability of advocates.

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Where Exactly is 3rd Temple’s Location according to the bible

Can you imagine the upheaval in political and religious thinking if the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is not the site of Solomon’s and Herod’s temples?

And what if the stones of the Wailing Wall are not what tradition says?

In this highly-researched, exciting book, the author proposes from current archaeological excavations and Scriptural corroboration that the true temple location is not where tradition teaches. Keep in mind, Tradition is always the enemy of truth.

John 8:32: the truth shall set you free.
The Question: What is the Truth about the Temple Location
Tools to Locate the Truth
1: THE WORD OF GOD
2: ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS

ZION = CITY OF DAVID

Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.

2 Samuel 5: 7

ZION = My Holy mountain = TEMPLE

2 Blow a trumpet in Zion;
    sound an alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
    for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near,

Joel 2:1

ZION = My Holy mountain = TEMPLE

17 “So you shall know that I am the Lord your God,
    who dwells in Zion, my holy mountain.
And Jerusalem shall be holy,
    and strangers shall never again pass through it.

Joel 3:17

ZION = where the Lord dwells = TEMPLE

21 I will avenge their blood,
    blood I have not avenged,
    for the Lord dwells in Zion.”

Joel 3:21

ZION = My holy hill = Christ reigning = TEMPLE

6 “As for me, I have set my King
    on Zion, my holy hill.”

Psalm 2:6

ZION = where the Lord dwells = TEMPLE

11 Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!
    Tell among the peoples his deeds!

Psalm 9:11

ZION = from sanctuary = TEMPLE

May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and give you support from Zion!

Psalm 20:2

ZION = Your holy TEMPLE

Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion,
    and to you shall vows be performed.

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,
    to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
    the holiness of your temple!

Psalm 65:1, 4

ZION = sanctuary = City of David = TEMPLE

16 For the Lord builds up Zion;
    he appears in his glory;

19 that he looked down from his holy height;
    from heaven the Lord looked at the earth,

Psalm 102:16,19

ZION = ark resting place = City of David = TEMPLE

Arise, O Lord, and go to your resting place,
    you and the ark of your might.

13 For the Lord has chosen Zion;
    he has desired it for his dwelling place:

Psalm 132:8,13

ZION = mountain of the Lord = house of God = TEMPLE

    and many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
    and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
    and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Isaiah 2:3

ZION = Lord of Host reigning = place of TEMPLE

23 Then the moon will be confounded
    and the sun ashamed,
for the Lord of hosts reigns
    on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
and his glory will be before his elders.

Isaiah 24:23

ZION =  My holy mountain = house of the Lord = TEMPLE

20 And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the Lord, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, just as the Israelites bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord.

Isaiah 66:20

ZION = Jebusite city = City of David = TEMPLE

1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had appointed, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

2 Chronicles 3:1


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A Word To The Google Feminists “Censored by YouTube two hours after it was uploaded!”

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Is Google the New Fascists Head Quarters? The 'anti fascists” are the new Fascists! Censoring free speech whenever it doesn't fit with their 'narrative'
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THE PROBLEM SOLVED!

*An old station hand named Billy was overseeing his flock in a remote pasture in the outback when suddenly a brand-new $193k  BMW X5 M advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. *


*The driver, a man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the old man, “If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?” *

*Billy looks at the young man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, “Sure, why not?”*

*The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell Precision 5520. Laptop, connects it to his Iridium 9555 Satellite phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. *

*The yuppie then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany* 

*Within seconds, he receives an email on his iPhone 8 Plus smartphone that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his KeyOne Blackberry  and, after a few minutes, receives a response. *

*Finally, he prints out a full-colour, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturised HP OfficeJet All-in-One 250, turns to Billy and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.” *

*”That’s right. Well, you’ll be help-in yourself to one of me calves, then, since you won it fair en square.” says Billy. *

*He watches the smartly dressed yuppie select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the man gingerly picks it up & stuffs it into the boot of his car. *

*As the yuppie is carefully brushing the dust & hair off his suit, Billy says, “Hey, if I can tell you exactly what work you do & where you come from, will you give me back my calf?” *

*The yuppie thinks about it for a second, wondering what  this wrinkled up dirt encrusted uneducated old man could possibly know? He grins and then says, “Okay, old fella, why not?   I’m a believer in fair play.”*

*”You’re a politician” * 

&

*” You work in Canberra.” says the old timer. *

*”Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “but, tell me how on earth did you guess that?” *

*”No guessing required.” answered Billy “You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked.   You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don’t know a thing about how working people make a living – or about cows, for that matter. *

* This is a flock of sheep. *

* Now give me back my dog.”*

* AND THAT FOLKS IS WHAT *

* THE PROBLEM IS ALL ABOUT *

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The Smell of HYPOCRISIES can not be hid!

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by Gary Green (G.E.G.)

Matthew 23:23-26 (ESV)

23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. 24 You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel! 25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.

HYPOCRITE
NOUN: dictionary.com
1. A person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs,principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
2. A person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude,especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

HYPOCRISIES.

NOUN: dictionary.com

plural hypocrisies.
1. A pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
2. A pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude.
3. An act or instance of hypocrisy.

1 John 2:3-5, 9-11 & 15 (ESV)

3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

The worst Smell in this world is HYPOCRISIES coming from those who claim to be walking in the light, its a stench which can not be hidden.
 

Be careful to walk in the truth, as its easy to slip into the stream of HYPOCRISIES non of us are exempt from from falling into this sea. BE ALERT BE SOBER BE VIGILANT FOR YOUR ENEMY IS LIKE A ROARING LION LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO DEVOUR

G.E.G.

1 PETER 5 VS. 8 AMP

READS: Be sober (well balanced and self-disciplined), be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion (fiercely hungry), seeking someone to devour.

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“SWAMPGATE” BHC.HRC.DOJ.FBI.DNC. ‘Read the Declassified Memo’

It’s here! 

The controversial FISA memo has been released by the House Intelligence Committee. Crafted by the office of Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the Committee, the memo contains damning revelations about improper behavior by FBI officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.

President Trump hinted at what the memo would contain this morning:

THE PRESIDENT IS RIGHT, AND NOW WE HAVE PROOF.

 “SWAMPGATE” 

PLAYERS: BHC. HRC. DOJ. FBI. DNC.

The House Intelligence Committee has released its controversial memo outlining alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation.

Here are some key points: Full Memo Here 

* The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the intial and all three renewal FISA applications against Carter Page.

* Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.

* The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications.

* DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in the summer of 2016 and relayed to DOJ information about Steele’s bias. Steele told Ohr that he, Steele, was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president and was passionate about him not becoming president.

The FBI and Justice Department mounted a months-long effort to keep the information outlined in the memo out of the House Intelligence Committee’s hands. Only the threat of contempt charges and other forms of pressure forced the FBI and Justice to give up the material.

We already knew many of the details going into this much-anticipated release. The Clinton campaign employed the firm Fusion GPS, which, in turn, employed the services of ex-British spy Christopher Steele to dig up compromising information on then-candidate Donald Trump. Steele did his job in spades, only because he was fed false information by individuals connected to the Russian government. This information, which detailed dalliances between the Manhattan real-estate mogul and Russian prostitutes, formed the basis of the infamous “Trump dossier,” which was shopped around Washington, D.C. during the presidential campaign but no news source accepted due to its questionable nature. That is, until Buzzfeed, a site not known for journalistic integrity, published the contents.

One organization did accept the dossier and its findings, however. The FBI apparently used the dossier as a basis to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, suspecting foreign collusion.

This is an absolute scandal. The FBI accepted flawed intelligence in order to discredit a private citizens running for president. Paired with the trove of anti-Trump text messages exchanged by FBI investigator Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, we have the makings of a conspiracy on our hands.

Now, it’s up to the President and members of Congress to hold these individuals accountable for their actions.

USACRIMEGATE

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Original Source: thepoliticalinsider.com | News Commentary By Jim E | February 2, 2018 11:57 AM

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Eastern Lightning: aka Church of Almighty God aka Church of the Gospel’s Kingdom aka The Gospel of the Descent of Kingdom


aka Church of Almighty God


aka Church of the Gospel’s Kingdom


aka The Gospel of the Descent of Kingdom


Cult publishes under these site:


www.holyspiritspeaks.org


www.hearthymn.com


@godfootstepsen


@churchAlmighty


channel: godfootstepsen


THIS MOVEMENT ARE ACTIVELY PROMOTING VIA FACEBOOK.

A Close Friend on mine was contacted via Facebook to connect with a women appearing on the surface as a believer Immediately upon accepting a connection the postings of this movement started coming my wife a a check in her spirit and asked me to look into these posts.

Ive research a couple of her posts and find shes pushing a cult movement pseudo christian Eastern Lightning (Chinese: 东方闪电; pinyin: Dōngfāng Shǎndiàn) 

About this movement: 

Eastern Lightning (Chinese: 东方闪电; pinyin: Dōngfāng Shǎndiàn) is a heterodox new Chinese Christian movement. Its official name is the Church of Almighty God (Chinese: 全能神教会; pinyin: Quánnéng Shén Jiàohuì), but it is identified by several other names, such as Church of the Gospel’s Kingdom (国度福音教会; Guódù fúyīn jiàohuì) and “The Gospel of the Descent of Kingdom”.

The group has been described as a cult and a terrorist organization.

The name “Eastern Lightning” is drawn from the New Testament, Gospel of Matthew 24:27: “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” 1)source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Lightning

APOLOGETIC REVIEW 

What is Eastern Lightning? | Article Link: carm.org

Beware of ‘Eastern Lightning’ | Article Link: christianapologeticsalliance.com

What Does the Almighty God Cult (Eastern Lightning) Believe? | Article Link: omf.org

Articles on this organisation

Inside China’s most radical cult | Article Link: telegraph.co.uk

Church of Almighty God or Eastern Lightning in Australia: Fears the terrifying Chinese cult is gaining ground | Article Link: news.com.au

Police arrest members of murderous cult who believe Jesus was reincarnated as a Chinese woman | Article Link: shanghaiist.com

China’s Deadly Lightning: Cult violence prompts pastors to ramp up doctrine—and work with state officials | Article Link: christianitytoday.com

A Field Study of “The Church of Almighty God” Cult | Article Link: chinasource.org

Inside China’s Jesus cult | Article Link: channel4.com

Chinese Police Arrest 18 Members of Banned ‘Female Jesus Cult’ | Article Link: breitbart.com

Church of Almighty God’ cult members sentenced in China | Article Link: ucanews.com

Videos and propaganda images of the Chinese Doomsday cult ‘Church of Almighty God’ | Article Link: china-underground.com

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1. source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Lightning

USA’s Naughty (128) and Nice Lists (65)

USA Presidents Seal (Transparent Background)

TOTALS: 128 YES  | 09 NO | 35 ABSTAINED | 21 ABSENT

Nikki Haley to UN on Jerusalem. Dec 21, 2017.
UN General Assembly meeting on US embassy move in Israel

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley spoke to the UN General Assembly ahead of its vote on the status of Jerusalem, December 21, 2017: https://www.timesofisrael.com/full-text-of-nikki-haleys-speech-to-un-general-assembly-on-jerusalem/

Thank you, Mr. President.

To its shame, the United Nations has long been a hostile place for the state of Israel. Both the current and the previous Secretary-Generals have objected to the UN’s disproportionate focus on Israel. It’s a wrong that undermines the credibility of this institution, and that in turn is harmful for the entire world.

I’ve often wondered why, in the face of such hostility, Israel has chosen to remain a member of this body. And then I remember that Israel has chosen to remain in this institution because it’s important to stand up for yourself. Israel must stand up for its own survival as a nation; but it also stands up for the ideals of freedom and human dignity that the United Nations is supposed to be about.

Standing here today, being forced to defend sovereignty and the integrity of my country – the United States of America – many of the same thoughts have come to mind. The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies. We do this, in part, in order to advance our values and our interests. When that happens, our participation in the UN produces great good for the world. Together we feed, clothe, and educate desperate people. We nurture and sustain fragile peace in conflict areas throughout the world. And we hold outlaw regimes accountable. We do this because it represents who we are. It is our American way.

But we’ll be honest with you. When we make generous contributions to the UN, we also have a legitimate expectation that our good will is recognized and respected. When a nation is singled out for attack in this organization, that nation is disrespected. What’s more, that nation is asked to pay for the “privilege” of being disrespected.

In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than anyone else for that dubious privilege. Unlike in some UN member countries, the United States government is answerable to its people. As such, we have an obligation to acknowledge when our political and financial capital is being poorly spent.

We have an obligation to demand more for our investment. And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our resources in more productive ways. Those are the thoughts that come to mind when we consider the resolution before us today.

The arguments about the President’s decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem have already been made. They are by now well known. The decision was in accordance to U.S. law dating back to 1995, and it’s position has been repeatedly endorsed by the American people ever since. The decision does not prejudge any final status issues, including Jerusalem’s boundaries. The decision does not preclude a two-state solution, if the parties agree to that. The decision does nothing to harm peace efforts. Rather, the President’s decision reflects the will of the American people and our right as a nation to choose the location of our embassy. There is no need to describe it further.

Instead, there is a larger point to make. The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.

America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.

But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN. And this vote will be remembered.

Thank you.



YES NO ABSTAIN ABSENT
Member state + X Ο
Afghanistan Afghanistan +
Albania Albania +
Algeria Algeria +
Andorra Andorra +
Angola Angola +
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua & Barbuda Ο
Argentina Argentina X
Armenia Armenia +
Australia Australia X
Austria Austria  +
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan +
The Bahamas Bahamas X
Bahrain Bahrain +
Bangladesh Bangladesh +
Barbados Barbados +
Belarus Belarus +
Belgium Belgium +
Belize Belize +
Benin Benin X
Bhutan Bhutan X
Bolivia Bolivia +
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina X
Botswana Botswana +
Brazil Brazil +
Brunei Brunei Darussalam +
Bulgaria Bulgaria +
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso +
Burundi Burundi +
Cape Verde Cabo Verde +
Cambodia Cambodia +
Cameroon Cameroon X
Canada Canada X
Central African Republic Central African Republic Ο
Chad Chad +
Chile Chile +
China China +
Colombia Colombia X
Comoros Comoros +
Republic of the Congo Congo +
Costa Rica Costa Rica +
Ivory Coast Côte d’Ivoire +
Croatia Croatia X
Cuba Cuba +
Cyprus Cyprus +
Czech Republic Czech Republic X
North Korea DPR of Korea +
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Ο
Denmark Denmark +
Djibouti Djibouti +
Dominica Dominica +
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic X
Ecuador Ecuador +
Egypt Egypt +
El Salvador El Salvador Ο
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea X
Eritrea Eritrea +
Estonia Estonia +
Ethiopia Ethiopia +
Fiji Fiji X
Finland Finland +
France France +
Gabon Gabon +
The Gambia Gambia +
Georgia (country) Georgia X
Germany Germany +
Ghana Ghana +
Greece Greece +
Grenada Grenada +
Guatemala Guatemala
Guinea Guinea +
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Ο
Guyana Guyana +
Haiti Haiti X
Honduras Honduras
Hungary Hungary X
Iceland Iceland +
India India +
Indonesia Indonesia +
Iran Iran +
Iraq Iraq +
Republic of Ireland Ireland +
Israel Israel
Italy Italy +
Jamaica Jamaica X
Japan Japan +
Jordan Jordan +
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan +
Kenya Kenya Ο
Kiribati Kiribati X
Kuwait Kuwait +
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan +
Laos Lao PDR +
Latvia Latvia X
Lebanon Lebanon +
Lesotho Lesotho X
Liberia Liberia +
Libya Libya +
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein +
Lithuania Lithuania +
Luxembourg Luxembourg +
Madagascar Madagascar +
Malawi Malawi X
Malaysia Malaysia +
Maldives Maldives +
Mali Mali +
Malta Malta +
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
Mauritania Mauritania +
Mauritius Mauritius +
Mexico Mexico X
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia
Monaco Monaco +
Mongolia Mongolia Ο
Montenegro Montenegro +
Morocco Morocco +
Mozambique Mozambique +
Myanmar Myanmar Ο
Namibia Namibia +
Nauru Nauru
Nepal Nepal +
Kingdom of the Netherlands Netherlands +
New Zealand New Zealand +
Nicaragua Nicaragua +
Niger Niger +
Nigeria Nigeria +
Norway Norway  +
Oman Oman +
Pakistan Pakistan +
Palau Palau
Panama Panama X
Papua New Guinea PNG +
Paraguay Paraguay X
Peru Peru +
Philippines Philippines X
Poland Poland X
Portugal Portugal +
Qatar Qatar +
South Korea Republic of Korea +
Moldova Republic of Moldova Ο
Romania Romania X
Russia Russian Federation +
Rwanda Rwanda X
Saint Kitts and Nevis St Kitts & Nevis Ο
Saint Lucia St Lucia Ο
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St Vincent & Grenadines +
Samoa Samoa Ο
San Marino San Marino Ο
São Tomé and Príncipe Sao Tome & Principe Ο
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia +
Senegal Senegal +
Serbia Serbia  +
Seychelles Seychelles +
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Ο
Singapore Singapore +
Slovakia Slovakia +
Slovenia Slovenia +
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands X
Somalia Somalia +
South Africa South Africa +
South Sudan South Sudan X
Spain Spain +
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka +
Sudan Sudan +
Suriname Suriname +
Swaziland Swaziland Ο
Sweden Sweden +
Switzerland Switzerland +
Syria Syrian Arab Republic +
Tajikistan Tajikistan +
Thailand Thailand +
Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia +
East Timor Timor-Leste Ο
Togo Togo
Tonga Tonga Ο
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad & Tobago X
Tunisia Tunisia +
Turkey Turkey +
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Ο
Tuvalu Tuvalu X
Uganda Uganda X
Ukraine Ukraine Ο
United Arab Emirates UAE +
United Kingdom UK/GB +
Tanzania UR Tanzania +
United States USA
Uruguay Uruguay +
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan +
Vanuatu Vanuatu X
Venezuela Venezuela +
Vietnam Vietnam +
Yemen Yemen +
Zambia Zambia Ο
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe +
YES NO ABSTAIN ABSENT
 TOTALS  128  09  35  21
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Truth at Last: Pentagon chief says aliens have visited Earth after leading secret UFO-Investigation project

Evidence suggests UFOs may have reached Earth, says former Pentagon official Luis Elizondo

A former US military intelligence official has claimed there is evidence that could suggest aliens have reached Earth.

Key points:

• The US Defence Department funnelled $28.7 million into program investigating UFOs

• Footage captured by US fighter jet shows “rotating” aircraft

• Former military intelligence official resigns because of secrecy around the program



PHOTO Above: This infrared footage from the Mexican Air Force purportedly shows a close encounter with UFOs. (Reuters)


Luis Elizondo, a former Pentagon official who recently led a government program to research potential UFOs, believes there is secrecy surrounding the program and told CNN, “There is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone”.

Mr Elizondo led the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program from 2007 to 2012, which investigated UFOs. Parts of the program’s findings still remain classified.

He resigned in October to protest against what he believed was excessive secrecy around the program.

Despite the program officially ending in 2012, The New York Times reports the investigation is ongoing and Mr Elizondo has a successor continuing his research, but he refuses to name them.



Mr Elizondo suggested to CNN on Monday there was evidence that did not rule out the chance aliens had reached Earth, but said he could not speak on behalf of the Government.

He claimed the origin of aircrafts investigated as part of the research were difficult to identify.

“These aircraft — we’ll call them aircraft — are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of,” he said.

“These aircraft don’t have any obvious flight services, any obvious forms of propulsion, and are manoeuvring in ways that include extreme manoeuvrability beyond, I would submit, the healthy G-forces of a human or anything biological.

Luis Elizondo

“Hypersonic velocities, low observability, positive lift. Again, seemingly defying the laws of aerodynamics.”

The former military intelligence officer also claimed during his investigation, “We found a lot”.

He said however they did not have all the information and were filling in the gaps.

“And there is still, by the way, a lot that we don’t really know,” he said.


VIDEO: US fighter jet chases UFO


The US Defence Department revealed this week it spent $28.7 million on the program set up to investigate UFOs.

Its initial funding came largely at the request of former Democratic senator Harry Reid — the Nevada politician long known for his enthusiasm for space phenomena.

The New York Times reported most of the money went to a space research company run by billionaire Robert Bigelow, who is convinced aliens exist.

Footage of UFOs investigated showed US fighter jets chasing a fast moving aircraft off the coast of San Diego in 2004.

The footage was captured by a US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and pilots on board can be heard describing what they are witnessing.

“It’s a f***ing drone, bro,” a pilot is heard saying.

The pilots notice the aircraft is flying against the wind and claim it’s rotating.

Following the release of the footage, one of the pilots, Commander David Fravor, told The New York Times: “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen.”

CNN reports Mr Reid was proud of the program and its ground-breaking studies.

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Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala “puts Muhammed on an equal plane with Jesus.”

God is greater.” in Swedish: “Gud är större.” in Arabic: “Allahu akbar

• Even as the other key players in Swedish society have adapted to the rise of Islam within the country’s borders, so has the Church of Sweden.

• If you look at Jackelén’s Wikipedia page, you will see that her motto is “God is greater.” In Swedish, it is “Gud är större.” In Arabic, it is “Allahu akbar,” the words that muezzins in mosques around the world shout from the tops of their minarets.

• We cannot know what is really in this woman’s heart; but one thing we can be sure of is that when Islam does eventually take over Sweden, her remarkable history of appeasement will not save either her or her Church from a brutal reckoning.

The Church of Sweden, although no longer a state church, remains an important force in Swedish society. In a time when Sweden’s political, media, and academic establishment are eager to jettison pretty much everything that makes Sweden Swedish, no institution plays a more central role in the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage than the national church. Yes, ethnic Swedes have become overwhelmingly secular, but, like their cousins elsewhere in Scandinavia, they still look to their national church as a bearer of tradition and a setting within which they wish to baptize and confirm their children and hold their weddings and funerals.

Yet, even as the other key players in Swedish society have adapted to the rise of Islam within the country’s borders, so has the Church of Sweden. The church’s primate – its equivalent of the Pope or Archbishop of Canterbury – is a 62-year-old woman named Antje Jackelén, who holds the title of Archbishop of Uppsala. Popes and archbishops traditionally have official mottoes.

Pope Francis’s motto is “Miserando atque eligendo (“mercy and choice”). It was his motto as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and he chose to retain it upon his elevation to the papacy. If you look at Jackelén’s Wikipedia page, you will see that her motto is “God is greater.” In Swedish, it is Gud är större. In Arabic, it is “Allahu akbar,” the words that muezzins in mosques around the world shout from the tops of their minarets.

These are also, of course, the last words that are heard by many people around the world before they are blown to bits by suicide bombers or run over by jihadists at the wheels of trucks. Some might argue, to be sure, that the Muslim deity is different from the God of Christianity, but Jackelén is not one of them: she has said explicitly that the two deities are one and the same.

“GOD IS GREATER” was Jackelén’s motto in her previous position as Archbishop of Lund. It is also the title of a book she published in 2011. She has always claimed that she took it from the First Epistle of John. Yes, the words do appear in that epistle, but only as part of the statement at 1 John 3:20 that “God is greater than our heart.” In any event, her motto was not subjected to nationwide scrutiny until she was selected to head the Church of Sweden in 2013 and announced that she, like Pope Francis, would stick with the same motto. In response to this news, critics accused her of “flirting with Islam.” The newspaper Östersunds-Posten ran an editorial calling her “clueless” and noting that in Swedish, the words “Gud är större,” in isolation, sound strained and unnatural.

Antje Jackelén, the Archbishop of Uppsala, puts Muhammed on an equal plane with Jesus. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

For anyone who had any doubts, it has since become clear that the Jackelén’s reason for picking her motto are exactly what they always seemed to be. Recognizing that the concept of Jesus Christ as Savior is a major impediment to what may euphemistically be referred to as her ambitious interfaith efforts, she has made a point of downplaying the importance of Jesus and of stating that, when it comes to the question of salvation, Jesus does not really matter.

In March of last year, noting that Jackelén’s “relationship with Islam” had occasioned widespread criticism, Morgonbladet interviewed her “in order to get a better picture what she really thinks about the link between Christianity and Islam.”

Asked about Muhammed, she spurned the orthodox Christian view that he was a “false prophet” and maintained that “[i]n times when Islam is used to legitimize violence and terror, it is important to remember that Muhammad still inspires millions of people today in their pursuit of justice, peace, and a virtuous life.”

Of course, to speak of Muhammed, a military conqueror, as a model of peace and virtue rather than of violence and terror is sheer whitewashing. Asked whether she believes the Angel Gabriel appeared to Muhammed, as claimed in the Koran, Jackelén “declined to answer.”

Last year, three female priests in the Church of Sweden initiated a hashtag campaign, #Mittkors (“My cross”), in solidarity with the Christian victims of Islamic terror in the Middle East.

On August 18, 2016, Ann Charlott Alstadt noted in Aftonbladet that Jackelén’s spokesman, Gunnar Sjögren, had publicly condemned this campaign, calling it “unchristian,” suggesting that it was an invitation to “religious war,” and warning that “the Cross risks being a distancing marker, dividing us into a ‘we’ and a ‘them.'”

Asked in a Twitter Q&A why she refused to help persecuted Christians in the Islamic world, Jackelén herself replied: “We do not help people because they are Christians, but because we are Christians.”

As head of the Church of Sweden, Jackelén has not let her power go to waste. She has just finished overseeing an extensive revision of the church’s manual, its equivalent of the Anglicans’ Book of Common Prayer. The main goal was to make the language more “inclusive” – which meant, among other things, removing references to God as “He” or “the Lord.” As Jesus Christ was indisputably male, the revision also involved pushing God the Son into the background as much as possible. In the local parishes around Sweden, there was considerable opposition to many of the changes recommended under Jackelén’s oversight. On November 23, however, a national Church synod approved the revisions by a considerable margin. A jubilant Jackelén proclaimed: “Let us show the world that we are a church that can deal with diversity.”

It would be foolish to assume that Jackelén’s ecclesiastical revolution will end with this victory. On the contrary, there is every reason to believe that her success at Thursday’s synod will inspire her to redouble her efforts to transform the Church of Sweden into a more Islam-friendly institution – one that ultimately, at the very least, puts Muhammed on an equal plane with Jesus Christ. No, we cannot know what is really in this woman’s heart; but one thing we can be sure of is that when Islam does eventually take over Sweden, her remarkable history of appeasement will not save either her or her Church from a brutal reckoning.

Original Source: Date-stamped: 2017, November, 24. | Time-stamped: 5:41 pm   Author: Bruce Bawer  Article Title: "Reforming" the Church of Sweden Article Link: gatestoneinstitute.org


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