Historical Crusader Sword Discovered?

Biblical Archaeology Society

Remarkably well-preserved sword found by diver off Israel’s coast

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A  Crusader sword discovered off of the coast of Israel on the seafloor by a diver was handed over to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).  While exploring off Carmel Beach, near Haifa, the scuba diver discovered a cache of ancient anchors and pots and an incredibly well-preserved longsword dating to the 12th century C.E., the time of the Crusades. Fearing that sand might cover the finds, Shlomi Katzin, the diver, brought the sword ashore and then contacted archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), who have since undertaken an extensive survey of the area.

The Crusader sword  is wonderfully preserved, although heavily encrusted with barnacles and other sea life. At over 4 feet long, the date and style of the iron sword indicate that it probably belonged to a Crusader knight. With its deep waters and coves, Israel’s northern coast has harbored ships for more than 4,000 years, including during the Crusader period. According to Kobi Sharvit, Director of the IAA’s Marine Archaeology Unit, “these conditions have attracted merchant ships down the ages, leaving behind rich archaeological finds. The recently recovered sword is just one such find.”


Scuba diving and marine exploration have grown in popularity in northern Israel over the past few decades and, as a result, finds like these have grown ever more common. They show that the region’s ancient and medieval history involved not just the peoples and cultures of the Levantine interior, but also the maritime culture of the coast.

The Secret Message of Leah’s Sons

By Julia Blum

Leah’s First Four Sons

Leah’s first son was named Reuben, which is composed of two parts: reu (“see”) and ben (“son”). This name means “behold a son”. The second son was named Simeon, which contains the root shama (“hear”). Leah chose this name because “the Lord heard” her prayer (Gen. 29:33). The third boy is named Levi, based on the root lavah (“join”). The fourth was named Judah, based on the root hodah (“to praise”).

The Sequence of Faith

When we take a closer look at the meaning of these four Hebrew names, we see that this is hardly a random collection of words. Rather we see a fascinating progression that succinctly describes the Christian experience of faith. You begin by beholding the Son of God. You pray for forgiveness and the Lord hears you. God’s spirit joins your spirit, and you go on proclaiming words of praise.   

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If something as seemingly mundane as the four names of Leah’s sons contains so much spiritual meaning, imagine how much more the Bible has in store for you!

 

Pandora Papers: Inside the secret assets of a Nigerian lawmaker, and how he serially broke the law

Nicholas Mutu, Nigeria’s longest-serving legislator, appears a lawless lawmaker. Evidence shows he serially violated the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act. 


WITH more than 20 years in the House of Representatives, Nicholas Mutu, 61, is the longest-serving member of Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives.But apart from his record-making stay in parliament, Mr Mutu, who represents the Bomadi/Patani Federal Constituency in the oil-rich but poverty-stricken Delta State, has also been in the news for fraud-related reasons.

On February 3, 2020, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned him at the Federal High Court in Abuja for alleged fraud and abuse of office. The case is ongoing at

Mr Mutu’s problems with the law is about to get bigger. A PREMIUM TIMES investigation has now unveiled him as a serial violator of Nigeria’s Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act that forbids public officer holders from engaging in or directing private businesses, except farming, while in office.

Our investigation also revealed how Mr Mutu set up an offshore company in Seychelles, a tax haven, to secretly purchase a London property valued at N566 millio

Details of the lawmaker’s secret London property was obtained as part of the Pandora Papers investigation, a massive leak from firms that specialise in setting up offshore companies in tax-haven territories such as the British Virgin Islands and Panama.

The Pandora Papers project, the biggest cross-border collaboration of journalists in history, is an investigation into a vast amount of previously hidden offshore companies, exposing secret assets, covert deals and hidden fortunes of the super-rich – among them more than 130 billionaires – and the powerful, including more than 30 world leaders and hundreds of former and serving public officials across the world.

The confidential documents also feature a global cast of fugitives, convicts, celebrities, football stars and others, including judges, tax officials, spy chiefs and mayors.

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The leaked records came from 14 offshore services firms from around the world that set up shell companies and other offshore jurisdictions for clients who seek to conceal their financial activities, some of which are suspicious and criminal.

Mr Mutu and his London property

According to records held on file by Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (Alcogal), an offshore law firm, Mr Mutu, in 2010, while a lawmaker, incorporated the Forest Group of Company in Seychelles.

In 2012, this offshore company bought a property in north London for £620,000.00 and sold it in 2014 for £730,000.00, approximately N566 million using the parallel market rate of N775 to a pound, according to U.K. Land Registry records. There is no evidence that Mr Mutu declared this asset to Nigerian authorities as demanded by law.

In a brief telephone call, the lawmaker claimed he was never a director of the offshore company, that it was owned and controlled by his wife and not by him, and that it had never owned any UK property.

But his claims are false as they are at odds with documents from the UK Land Registry and the Pandora Papers, which combined to properly document him as director, shareholder and beneficial owner of Forest Group of Company. The documentation include a copy of his passport which he voluntarily provided to his secrecy provider as part of an extensive due diligence requirement.

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Pandora Papers. PHOTO: ICIJ-Inkyfada-Tayma Ben Ahmed

It is not illegal to secretly buy British properties using anonymous offshore companies. But under Nigerian law, public officials — including parliamentarians — must declare “all properties, assets and liabilities” to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Mass civil disobedience “counteroffensive” against vaccine tyranny begins NOW… WALKOUTS on Nov 3 and Nov 8-11

The tipping point has been reached

Image: The tipping point has been reached: Mass civil disobedience “counteroffensive” against vaccine tyranny begins NOW… WALKOUTS on Nov 3 and Nov 8-11

(Natural News) With pilots, police officers, firefighters, nurses and people in all walks of life now taking a stand and saying, “NO!” to the deadly vaccine jabs, a tipping point has been reached in America. The realization has hit home for millions that complying with the increasingly insane demands of vaccine tyrants leads only to more suffering and death.

We cannot “comply” our way to freedom… especially when those demanding our compliance are power-hungry criminals and psychopaths.

We must peacefully resist the tyranny and refuse to participate in a rigged society where all our rights — free speech, medical choice, honest elections, etc. — have all been stolen from us.

It’s time for us all to dismantle the tyranny machine and bring it to a grinding halt. That’s why walkouts have been announced against vaccine-mandating employers for November 3rd (this Wednesday) and Nov. 8 – 11.

Here’s Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., calling for the non-violent “counteroffensive” against the vaccine tyrants:

Only someone as pathetic as Joe Biden could UNIFY the Left and Right into mass rejection of a disastrous regime that seems determined to bring America to its knees

Meanwhile, all across America, people are shouting, “Let’s Go Brandon!” This meme has now taken over the majority of top song sales on iTunes, and the chant can be heard at sporting events, public protests and the occasional airline trip.

A powerful, hilarious new meme song has just been released. We don’t know who the artist is, but this is pure genius. Check out the song, “LGB!”

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Americans have nothing left to lose… if we don’t resist the tyranny, we will all be destroyed and the nation will be plunged into a Venezuela-style economic collapse

It’s now abundantly clear to anyone paying attention: Complying with tyranny only gets you more tyranny. If we don’t stand up now and demand our freedoms — take them back — we will lose them forever. These include:

  • The freedom to speak (end censorship!)
  • The freedom to worship (end the forced lockdowns of churches)
  • The freedom to vote (end election machine fraud and rigging)
  • Freedom of medical choice (NO vaccine mandates!)
  • The freedom to travel (no quarantines, checkpoints)
  • The freedom to participate in society (no vaccine passports)
  • The freedom to engage in free market transactions without government interference

The vaccine coercion issue has brought all this to the surface, but this is about much more than vaccines… it’s about the very pillar of liberty and the right to exist. That’s why we strongly support first responders who are standing up against the vaccine lunacy.

100% of Deaths Following COVID-19 Shots are From Only 5% of the Manufacturer Lots

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The EXPOSÉ out of the UK published an analysis yesterday that they conducted in VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) looking at batch numbers of COVID-19 FDA authorized vaccines, which discovered the shocking result that 100% of the deaths reported following these shots came from only 5% of the batches, and we are talking about several thousand batches.

They used a batch number analysis from the influenza vaccines for a “control dataset” to determine what is typical of percentage of adverse reactions spread across all batches.

Not only was this analysis shocking in finding that total deaths were concentrated in only 5% of the batches manufactured, they also found that the data showed that this 5% of total batches produced were also the more widely distributed batches to all 50 states.

This raises many ethical and potentially criminal questions. Are we just dealing with quality control issues here, or something more evil by these pharmaceutical companies, most of which have long rap sheets of criminal activities in their past, particularly Pfizer?

We do know, for example, that certain documents that Pfizer supplied to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for their COVID-19 shots showed that in some of the test batches they only had 55% of the mRNA intact. (Source.)

The EMA allegedly approved the shots anyway because “the amounts of a potential protein produced by the truncated mRNA would be too low to constitute a safety risk.” (Source.)

That should equate to fewer, not more, adverse reactions like deaths recorded in VAERS.

This would mean that the greater percentage of batches produced, but also the fewest distributed and with the fewest amounts of adverse reactions, are the faulty ones not produced properly, while the 5% of the ones causing the most harm and distributed the most are doing exactly what they were manufactured to do.

We are publishing the analysis by The Exposé as well as a follow-up commentary by Dr. Mike Yeadon, the former Vice President of Pfizer.

EXCLUSIVE – 100% of Covid-19 Vaccine Deaths were caused by just 5% of the batches produced according to official Government data

by The Exposé

An investigation of data found in the USA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has revealed that extremely high numbers of adverse reactions and deaths have been reported against specific lot numbers of the Covid-19 vaccines several times, meaning deadly batches of the experimental injections have now been identified.

But what’s perhaps more concerning is that the “deadly” lots were distributed widely across the United States whilst other “benign” lots were sent to just a few locations.

The data used in the investigation was pulled from the publicly accessible VAERS database which can be viewed here. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a United States programme for vaccine safety, co-managed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The programme collects information via reports made by doctors, nurses, and patients about adverse events (possible harmful side effects) that occur after administration of vaccines to ascertain whether the risk–benefit ratio is high enough to justify continued use of any particular vaccine.

Boom! How Fauci Fooled America

Who Is Anthony Fauci?

When the pandemic hit, America needed someone to turn to for advice. The media and public naturally looked to Dr. Anthony Fauci—the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, an esteemed laboratory immunologist and one of President Donald Trump‘s chosen COVID advisers. Unfortunately, Dr. Fauci got major epidemiology and public health questions wrong. Reality and scientific studies have now caught up with him.

Here are the key issues:

Natural immunity. By pushing vaccine mandates, Dr. Fauci ignores naturally acquired immunity among the COVID-recovered, of which there are more than 45 million in the United States. Mounting evidence indicates that natural immunity is stronger and longer lasting than vaccine-induced immunity. [Eds.: Long-term trends are still unclear. A recent study reached the opposite conclusion, but was criticized by an author of this op-ed.] In a study from Israel, the vaccinated were 27 times more likely to get symptomatic COVID than the unvaccinated who had recovered from a prior infection.

We have known about natural immunity from disease at least since the Athenian Plague in 430 BC. Pilots, truckers and longshoremen know about it, and nurses know it better than anyone. Under Fauci’s mandates, hospitals are firing heroic nurses who recovered from COVID they contracted while caring for patients. With their superior immunity, they can safely care for the oldest and frailest patients with even lower transmission risk than the vaccinated.

What can we do now to minimize COVID mortality? Current vaccination efforts should focus on reaching people over 60 who are neither COVID-recovered nor vaccinated, including hard-to-reach, less-affluent people in rural areas and inner cities. Instead, Dr. Fauci has pushed vaccine mandates for children, students and working-age adults who are already immune—all low-risk populations—causing tremendous disruption to labor markets and hampering the operation of many hospitals.

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School closures. Schools are major transmission points for influenza, but not for COVID. While children do get infected, their risk for COVID death is minuscule, lower than their already low risk of dying from the flu. Throughout the 2020 spring wave, Sweden kept daycare and schools open for all its 1.8 million children ages 1 to 15, with no masks, testing or social distancing. The result? Zero COVID deaths among children and a COVID risk to teachers lower than the average of other professions. In fall 2020, most European countries followed suit, with similar results. Considering the devastating effects of school closures on children, Dr. Fauci’s advocacy for school closures may be the single biggest mistake of his career.

Contact tracing. For some infectious diseases, such as Ebola and syphilis, contact tracing is critically important. For a commonly circulating viral infection such as COVID, it was a hopeless waste of valuable public health resources that did not stop the disease.

Collateral public health damage. A fundamental public health principle is that health is multidimensional; the control of a single infectious disease is not synonymous with health. As an immunologist, Dr. Fauci failed to properly consider and weigh the disastrous effects lockdowns would have on cancer detection and treatment, cardiovascular disease outcomes, diabetes care, childhood vaccination rates, mental health and opioid overdoses, to name a few. Americans will live with—and die from—this collateral damage for many years to come.

In private conversations, most of our scientific colleagues agree with us on these points. While a few have spoken up, why are not more doing so? Well, some tried but failed. Others kept silent when they saw colleagues slandered and smeared in the media or censored by Big Tech. Some are government employees who are barred from contradicting official policy. Many are afraid of losing positions or research grants, aware that Dr. Fauci sits on top of the largest pile of infectious disease research money in the world. Most scientists are not experts on infectious disease outbreaks. Were we, say, oncologists, physicists or botanists, we would probably also have trusted Dr. Fauci.

The evidence is in. Governors, journalists, scientists, university presidents, hospital administrators and business leaders can continue to follow Dr. Anthony Fauci or open their eyes. After 700,000-plus COVID deaths and the devastating effects of lockdowns, it is time to return to basic principles of public health.

IQ Alone Not Enough

By Daniel Goleman

A majority of the time people are promoted to leadership positions because they are good at a certain task they perform in their current role. They are smart, capable people, but that doesn’t mean they have what it takes to lead people. We are currently seeing what people are calling the great resignation, people are leaving their jobs right and left and a lot of it has to do with leaders. People don’t want to work for horrible bosses who aren’t empathetic, positive, caring, self-aware, etc…

“So you may be good at a job in terms of the objective measures of the job, such as–I’m really good at programming. But it turns out that it’s all done with people. And if you’re the leader of people, you need emotional intelligence to work well with the people you’re leading. It’s just a fact.”

A certain level of IQ is needed for specific roles like being a lawyer or an accountant, but usually in those types of roles everyone around you has around the same IQ–so the thing that sets you apart is EQ. For people who only have IQ, but no EQ they may be better suited to a job in coding or something with numbers that doesn’t require them to work with people too much. They are not good for leadership roles because it is crucial for leaders to be good communicators.

For people with high EQ but not high IQ they may be best suited for a role in sales or a position where they are building relationships with customers and clients.

Three methods you can use to control your emotions at work

We can all use some techniques that can be utilized when we feel angry, frustrated, sad, etc…Daniel has three main methods that he suggests:

  1. Sympathetic nervous system arousal. It sounds complicated, but actually it’s a breathing technique that helps you recover quickly from being upset. You start out by inhaling as long as you can (at least a count of four), hold it as long as you can (at least a count of four), and then exhale as long as you can. Repeat this six to nine times and it actually shifts your physiology.
  2. Name what you are feeling. It can help to say out loud what you are feeling either to yourself or to someone else. Just saying “I’m getting angry now” is shown to shift the energy from the part of the brain that feels it to the part of the brain that manages it.
  3. Practice mindfulness. Bring your focus to your breath and keep it there. Keep your attention on the rise and fall of your belly, and the breath in and out. If your mind starts to wander, notice it, and bring it back to your breathing. And do that for 10-20 minutes a day. The action of catching your mind wandering and bringing it back strengthens your mind to stay focused and avoid distractions.

It’s also important, when you have negative emotions, to take a step back and think twice about your negative thoughts. There are many times when we go to the extreme in our head. You make a mistake at work and your mind starts thinking about how you are going to be fired. When those thoughts pour in, realize that you are being extreme and refocus.

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