Spanish authorities seized 62 bales containing close to two tons of hashish that washed ashore on Monday on a beach in one of Spain’s exclaves in North Africa, police said.
Officers on a routine patrol spotted several bales at the Calamocarro beach just outside Ceuta, which lies across the Strait of Gibraltar from mainland Spain and is surrounded by Morocco, police said in a statement.
They collected 57 on the beach and another five still floating at sea, each bale weighing about 30 kilos.
Police said the drugs may have fallen off a ship when bad weather disrupted maritime traffic in the Strait of Gibraltar on Sunday.
Spain’s proximity to Morocco, a major hashish producer, has made it a key entry point for drugs bound for Europe.
Spanish authorities seized 325.5 tonnes of hashish in 2012, the last year for which figures are available, 74 percent of the total amount of hashish seized in Europe that year, according to the interior ministry.
Ayn Rand’s “philosophy” is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society….To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.— Gore Vidal, 1961
Only rarely in U.S. history do writers transform us to become a more caring or less caring nation. In the 1850s, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a strong force in making the United States a more humane nation, one that would abolish slavery of African Americans. A century later, Ayn Rand (1905-1982) helped make the United States into one of the most uncaring nations in the industrialized world, a neo-Dickensian society where healthcare is only for those who can afford it, and where young people are coerced into huge student-loan debt that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Continue reading Ayn Rand’s impact on America→
I believe that it’s quite possible that we are literally in the 2 years where the Holy Bible’s 7th Seal will be opened upon us. From this year, 2014, all the way into next year, 2015. Soon afterwards or during we should see some extremely horrible natural disasters occurring everywhere on this planet.
The reason why I believe this is because of the famous 4 Blood Moon Omen that is to occur both this year and the next, because it coincides perfectly with Biblical prophecy.
We are told in the Bible, that it would like the days of Noah when Jesus returns. One of the main factors that differentiated the Days of Noah from any other is the existence of the Nephilim and in my opinion, they are here and these hybrids do exist! Does it matter how they are created? We can argue about whether the fallen angels are having sex or whether they or using artificial means to inseminate, it doesn’t matter.
I understand that some of you will listen to this and claim that there are no modern Nephilim, but I believe that these sightings are a test of sorts, this just may very well be the precursor of an undetected army that will soon manifest openly on the earth….
A very dark period in the history of the United States, the Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and trials to prosecute people accused of witchcraft in the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex, Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693. Hundreds of people were arrested, imprisoned and tried for the crime of witchcraft and nineteen of them were hanged. One was crushed under heavy stones and at least five more died in prison. Numerous social, religious, psychological, and political reasons have been put forth as contributing factors to the bizarre events, but one thing is certain: the Salem Witch Trials were not biblical from a number of perspectives.
12) teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,
Self-mastery is self-government, self-control. A person who has self-mastery is a disciplined person, one who has his life in order. The first thing that a person has to accomplish when he begins to rid his life of evil is to get his own life in harness. Because, if we cannot control ourselves, we are sunk! The rest of the growth process will not follow. It all begins with mastering number one.
The thought in Ephesians 4 is that every part of the body has to contribute to the unity of the whole. How does one contribute to the church’s unity? By making sure that one is growing, by letting grace teach us, by consciously responding to it.
Self-mastery can be even more strictly defined as “sober,” which is how it is translated in the King James and New King James versions. This is a direct translation of the Greek word. In addition, it could also be translated as “sane”! Does this not indicate that before grace comes into our lives, we are all somewhat insane? Indeed, it does! Grace teaches us how to be sane—sound-minded! This is a looser translation, but it still fits.
This word also appears in Greek literature as “discreet,” “self-discipline,” “to behave in an orderly manner,” “to be prudent,” and “to be moderate,” depending on the context.
We find it in the Bible in such places as Romans 12:3; Titus 2:6; and I Peter 4:7. It always suggests a person who is even-handed and has his passions under control, one who makes proper use of his drives and desires. This implication connects perfectly with the Christian work of getting rid of worldly passions. This word describes a person in whom there are no extremes in his or her manner of life. In the religious or spiritual sense, it means one who is making steady progress in growing into the balance of Jesus Christ. Someone who is not doing these things will be divisive because he is serving himself.