1At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people, everyone whose name is found written in the book, will be delivered.
2Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.
3Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
Obama still have the upper hand in the state-by-state fight to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency in the November 6 election. But Romney’s recent surge in the polls has propelled him into the lead or within striking distance in enough states to give him a reasonable chance of beating Obama to the finish line.
Most national polls are now showing Obama and Romney deadlocked and in such a close race, any surprise development during the final two weeks could loom large and, on Monday in Boca Raton, Florida, Romney is once again likely to challenge Obama on his handling of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya while the alleged one-on-one talks about Iran’s nuclear program between the US and Iran is another issue that could shape the narrative of the campaign’s final days.
It is going to be a really close election.
My prediction: Romney will be the next American President
Joe Biden is just being Joe, and this kind of edginess often works
Down-home and laid-back, Joe Biden has been traveling the USA saying, for better or worse, what few politicians would say about their opponents. Biden has a long history of edgy verbal hurts. But since his blustery vice-presidential debate with Paul Ryan, he seems to have found a slightly different niche, a more deliberate delivery of his sometimes-outrageous utterances. He offers these with a smile, relishing the stage, often punctuated by a “Whoa!”
Within the Obama campaign, there is a cautious fear that Biden will go too far. But Biden fills a strategic role for the campaign: to attack relentlessly and to be full-throated in defense of the Obama administration. This is straight out of the VP 101 class. And, because of his ability to connect and communicate in a clear and effective way, Obama’s campaign officials have decided to let Joe be Joe.
Biden has twice run for president and has not ruled out a third attempt in 2016.
A day after the most high-profile assassination in Lebanon in more than seven years, accusations over who’s responsible homed in on the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Prime Minister Najib Mikati, announced Saturday that he plans to stay in power, despite having offered his resignation to appease those who claimed al-Assad was behind Friday’s October 19, 2012 car bombing that killed Lebanon’s intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan.
Saad Hariri, a Lebanese opposition leader and former prime minister, told CNN that he had no doubt that the Syrian leader was responsible for Friday’s deadly strike. Hariri accused al-Assad of “killing his own people” and said “he will not think twice” about killing Lebanese in order to protect himself. “The message from Damascus today is anywhere you are, if you are against the regime from Lebanon, we will come and get you … No matter what you try to do, we will keep on assassinating the Lebanese,” said Hariri, who blames the 2005 assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, on the Assad government.
Those accusations were echoed by Walid Jumblatt, a Druze politician and influential power broker.
Le premier ministre libanais Najib Mikati, appelé à démissionner par l’opposition après l’assassinat le chef des renseignements de forces de sécurité intérieure dans un attentat à la voiture piégée qui a fait huit morts dans le centre de Beyrouth vendredi le 19 octobre 2012, annonce qu’il reste à son poste dans “l’intérêt national” du pays.
Le général Wissam Al-Hassan tué dans l’attentat
Le chef des renseignements des FSI, le général Wissam Al-Hassan, était un proche du chef de l’opposition Saad Hariri. Vendredi soir, alors que tous, y compris la Syrie, condamnaient cet attentat, l’ancien premier ministre et le dirigeant druze Walid Joumblatt accusaient nommément le président syrien Bachar al-Assad d’être derrière cette tragédie.
Le Conseil de sécurité de l’Onu a réaffirmé sa “condamnation sans réserve de toute tentative de déstabiliser le Liban par des assassinats politiques”.
A Washington, Victoria Nuland a également condamné dans les termes les plus forts, ce qui semble être un acte terroriste : “Nous avons dit depuis des semaines et des mois que nous redoutions une montée des tensions, notamment communautaires, au Liban, qui résulterait d’un débordement du conflit en Syrie” a rappelé la porte-parole du département d’Etat, Victoria Nuland.
Le président français François Hollande a pour sa part appelé les responsables libanais à protéger leur pays de “toutes les tentatives de déstabilisation, d’où qu’elles viennent”.
Pheed is a new social media platform soft-launched on August 10, 2012 from Los Angeles, California by a group of friends from the technology and entertainment community. After only a few days of its official launch on October 12, Pheed had already hit over 350,000 unique visitors.
What is Pheed’s secret?
Think of it as Twitter, with a business plan. Pheed enables users to share all forms of digital content, including text, photo, audio, video, and live broadcasts. “Pheeders” then have the option to share for free or at a premium, either by applying a monthly subscription fee to their channel or setting up a pay-per-view live broadcast event.
Users can charge anywhere from $1.99 to $34.99 per view, or $1.99 to $34.99 per month. In both cases, the user selects their own pricing and owns all of the content. Pheed makes money by taking half of the revenue, which covers bandwidth and storage, payment processing. Whether that’s concerts from someone’s living room or studio, comedy stand-up from the kitchen, interviews on pay-per-view, or a boxing match, there is no limit to what users can do and earn.
Do I like it? Will it be a success? I don’t know yet!
For now, it’s safe to say Pheed is a site we should all keep an eye on.
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