Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New California Gold Rush

Recession and High Gold Prices Spark New California Gold Rush

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

COLOMA, Calif. — There's still gold in California's Sierra Nevada foothills, and a new rush is under way to find it.

Not since the Great Depression have so many hard-luck people been lured by prospecting, hoping to find their fortune tumbling down a mountain stream. The recession and high gold prices are helping to fuel the latest gold craze, especially among workers who have lost jobs.

"I guess there's always hope. At home, I don't have any right now," said Steve Biorck, a concrete finisher who headed west because construction work dried up in Tennessee. Now he spends days standing knee-deep in an icy creek coaxing gold flakes from a swirling pan of gravel.

Miners who locate an unclaimed area can pay a $170 fee to the federal government for access to the public land. Most claims are along the 120 miles of steep granite outcrops and rushing riverbeds that are part of California's Mother Lode, a narrow band of gold-rich terrain.


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41 comments:

Joyce said...

For all of those who believe the lying propaganda of Michael Hoffman:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130950

http://tinyurl.com/cflggd

I know first hand testimonies of those who survived but their entire families were cruelly slaughtered.

This week is Yom HaShoah, so I just thought for all those dedicated to denying the Shoah, I would give a reminder of the truth!

Watch the film and then bear in mind there is more coming... because HaSatan doesn't want the Jews to cry out from Jerusalem "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord".


Matt. 23:39 “For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!’”

Satan knows the Scriptures too...

Joyce

Joyce said...

Oh, yes, the connection between Arab and Nazi anti-semitism:

http://tiny.cc/MOEHg

Joyce

tinas said...

Johnny can you set up a link to sign up for your newsletter.
Thanks
tina

tinas said...

"You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham...

His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."

Luke 3:7-8, 17

No one is saved by their race.

Joyce said...

Tinas,
I would recommend you read your Bible a bit more carefully and don't just believe in replacement theology ( i.e. the Church has replaced Israel) starting at Genesis:

Is. 49:14 ¶ But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me,
And the Lord has forgotten me.”
Is. 49:15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child
And have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget, but aI will not forget you.
Is. 49:16 “Behold, I have ainscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your bwalls are continually before Me.


The New or newer or renewed Covenant is with Israel:

Jer. 31:31 ¶ “aBehold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a bnew covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
Jer. 31:32 not like the acovenant which I made with their fathers in the day I btook them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My ccovenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD.
Jer. 31:33 “But athis is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “bI will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and cI will be their God, and they shall be My people.


God has a plan for the nations, but remember it was through Abraham's descendants that the families of the earth would be blessed. Yeshua is the promised seed from Isaac and Jacob, but the seed of Abraham was scattered throughout the earth and thus he became the father of many nations. This was accomplished by the seed the Northern Kingdom, when they were exiled in Assyria and never came back.

I have news for you...you could be a physical descendant of Jacob and not know it.

God says Israel will be more numerous than the sands of the sea. Judah ( the Jews) only represent 2 1/3 tribes of Israel and even they have been buried in the nations between the pograms, Inquisition, the Shoah, etc..

When Israel is punished for their disobedience to Torah, the result is always scattering, but God promises to bring them back.. It doesn't mean He doesn't love the nations too.. He wants all to come to a saving knowledge of His Son..

Amos 9:9 “For behold, I am commanding,
And I will ashake the house of Israel among all nations
As grain is shaken in a sieve,
But not a 1kernel will fall to the ground.


This is a major Biblical theme that many miss because they simply don't read their Bibles with an open mind. They read it with lots of theological assumptions...which are caused by centuries of bias beginning at the 2nd, 3rd Centuries....


Anti-semitism is a terrible thing, so my humble advice to you would be to ask God's forgiveness.

God has punished His people for disobedience, but He will judge even more severely those who have gone against His people. Read all the prophets very carefully and will quickly discover this.

You must understand that God loves Israel, and He chastises those who He loves... so that they can come to repentance.

Joyce

Joyce said...

One more comment, while no one is saved by their race, we must not look with jealousy on God's election. Israel is who God chose to bring His salvation and His Word to the nations.. and although many times fail, so do others, but God never fails.

Joyce

Joyce said...

I will clarify, when I say to bring HIs salvation, I am obviously referring to Yeshua who came through the line of Judah. He was not a Greek, but a Jew, so we should remember that and many Jews followed Him and were zealous for Torah..

Acts 21:20 And when they heard it they began aglorifying God; and they said to him, “You see, brother, how many 1thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all bzealous for the Law;

...so another way to look at it is, if it weren't for Israel , we would not have the Torah, Prophets and the Apostles writings and it was God's choice to been born into the tribe of Judah ( the Jews).

Rom. 3:1 ¶ Then what 1advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?
Rom. 3:2 Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.


Sadly generations went by and people forgot and started accusing the "Jews of killing Jesus" when in fact, all of our sins are what put Him on the cross and He went by choice because He wanted to save us..

My family were victims of this kind of hatred in the Pograms, the Inquisition and the Shoah, but by His grace He saved me...I am a fulfillment of prophecies about Him bringing my people back.


Joyce

Anonymous said...

ACTS 4:5-12

5 And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes, 6 as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you done this?”
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’[a] 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Peter and Paul would say, "Today's "Rabbinic-Churchianity" message (Protestant & Catholic) are not their message given to them by Christ Jesus and by the Holy Spirit."

There are 2 different "Christianities" happening right now.

1. Dialogue and consensus.
2. Truth and Spirit.

You hold the former.

When you are ready to go into an Orthodox Synagogue as Peter and Paul did; Preach Christ Crucified By The Pharisees and Sandhedrin as Peter and Paul did; Preach Jesus' Resurrection as Peter and Paul did; Suffered as Peter and Paul did; then maybe your high heel rants will mean something.

Until then...

Well...

Keep ranting.

Anonymous said...

Luke 3:9

"And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

Joyce said...

Rom. 11:24 For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?

Whose olive tree?????

Joyce :o)

tinas said...

Keep ranting you're compromise and fear will never allow the Truth in Spirit to be preached in an Orthodox Synagogue as John The Baptist, Jesus, Peter or Paul did.

Your high heels are showing.

tinas

tinas said...

Keep saying Abraham is our Father as the Modern Day Pharisees want you to say it.

The Alliance of Civilizations eagerly awaits your presence at the next Abrahamic U.S. Muslim Engagement consensus conference.

tinas said...

When you are ready to go into an Orthodox Synagogue as Peter and Paul did; Preach Christ Crucified By The Pharisees and Sandhedrin as Peter and Paul did; Preach Jesus' Resurrection as Peter and Paul did; Suffered as Peter and Paul did; then maybe your high heel rants will mean something.

Until then...

Well...

Keep ranting.

Joyce said...

Acts 21:20 And when they heard it they began glorifying God; and they said to him, “You see, brother, how many 1thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law;

Joyce said...

the nations have been brought into the commonwealth, not the reverse:

Eph. 2:12-13 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to bthe covenants of promise, having cno hope and dwithout God in the world. But now in aChrist Jesus you who bformerly were cfar off 1have cbeen brought near by the blood of Christ.


Rom. 11:20 Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you astand by your faith. bDo not be conceited, but fear;
Rom. 11:21 for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.
Rom. 11:22 Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s akindness, bif you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also cwill be cut off.
Rom. 11:23 And they also, aif they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
Rom. 11:24 For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?


Life from the dead!! the resurrection... when the natural branches are grafted back in:


Zech. 12:7 “The LORD also will asave the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of bDavid and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnified above Judah.
Zech. 12:8 “In that day the LORD will adefend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who 1bis feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like cGod, like the dangel of the LORD before them.
Zech. 12:9 “And in that day I will 1aset about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Zech. 12:10 ¶ “I will apour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, 1the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have bpierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one cmourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.
Zech. 12:11 “In that day there will be great amourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the 1plain of 2Megiddo.

Joyce said...

Let me highlight this verse:

Zech. 12:9 “And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Anonymous said...

IN RED LETTERS YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW:

Matthew 23:13-36

13 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.

16 "Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.' 17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? 18 And you say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.' 19 You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 So whoever swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it. 22 And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it.

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.

27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

29 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 saying, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' 31 Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. 33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? 34 Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, 35 so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. 36 Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.

Anonymous said...

Matthew 23:37

37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, YOU who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!

Anonymous said...

And THEN what does Jesus say teach next Joyce?

Your high heel rants are nothing until you start preaching Truth and Spirit to Orthodox Judaism as John The Baptist, Jesus, Peter and Paul did.

But instead YOU are preaching the Rabbinic- Churchianity that John Hagee and Pope Benedict preach with consensus and dialogue. Your are preaching Interfaith Ecumenical Modern Christianity that the Alliance of Civilizations and the U.S. Muslim Engagement are craving for. Abraham is our Father, yada yada yada....

Continue enslaving your fellow Judaic Women.

Anonymous said...

We'll soon see Messianic Judaism with Rabbi Arthur Schneier.

Its inevitable.

tinas said...

IN RED LETTERS YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW

Now THAT'S prophetic!

Joyce said...

I think I've been quoting the Scriptures.. Maybe you ought to take a loser look..

Zech. 8:23 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘In those days ten men from all the nations will 2agrasp the garment of a Jew, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”’”

Let me translate corner of the garment....that's tzizit..

Shabbat shalom,

Joyce

Anonymous said...

Acts 5:29-32, 42

29 But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.

30" The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross.

31" He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

32"And we are witnesses [a]of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him...

42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ."

"AND EVERY DAY IN THE TEMPLE"

MY, OH MY, HAS TIMES CHANGED.

Anonymous said...

The Apostle Peter: "Lets go to the Temple to Preach Christ Crucified, Christ Resurrected for the Kingdom is at hand."

Modern Rabbinic-Churchianity: "Oh no we can't, we'll get arrested, we'll get spit on, they will dig up some dirt on us and bring great shame. Let's just do friendship evangelism, we don't want to offend anyone."

The Apostle Peter: "Whhaaaatttt?"

Modern Rabbinic-Churchianity: "Oh yes, let's do some conferences and maybe some outreaches,,,then they will see we are really nice and then they will hear us."

The Apostle Peter: "Whhaaaatttt?"

Modern Rabbinic-Churchianity: "One Love One Father. We will reach more people that way."

The Apostle Peter: "Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.
17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?"

Modern Rabbinic-Churchianity: "That's old school...you need to hang with the times."

The Apostle Peter: "I'd rather hang with the sacrifice and love Christ Jesus gave to all in Truth and Spirit...stand behind me Satan"

Anonymous said...

1 Peter 4:12-17

tinas said...

No one is saved by their race
Period.

tinas said...

All the high heel sisters are itchin' to subscribe to your newsletter, Johnny, Praise The Lord.

tinas said...

I can picture his expression,

"The Apostle Peter: "Whhaaaatttt?"

tinas said...

LOL:):):):):)

joyce said...

Yeshua did have a problem with the corrupt religious leaders of His day, but all of His disciples were Jews.. The problem is that when people read those texts and understanding them in their context, they become and excuse for anti-semitism and the Church ( for the most part) has lost any viable witness to Jews by some of the arrogant attitudes that have been displayed..

Instead of rendering Jews jealous for the gospel, some people make them want to throw up with their hatefulness..

Rom. 11:11-12 I say, then, Did they stumble that they might fall? let it not be! but by their fall the salvation [is] to the nations, to arouse them to jealousy; and if the fall of them [is] the riches of a world, and the diminution of them the riches of nations, how much more the fulness of them?

Life from the dead... the resurrection..

Joyce

Anonymous said...

No one is saved by their race
Period.

Anonymous said...

"...what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?"

1 Peter 4:17

Anonymous said...

We love ALL SEMITES: Arab and Hebrew

Anonymous said...

Wrong choice of words, "Yeshua did have a problem with the corrupt religious leaders of His day".

How dare you UNDERESTIMATE God's Promises to Israel.

had a problem.

Had a Problem?

HAD A PROBLEM?

Unbelievable how the heart reveals.

Don't look now, but your high heels are showing.

Anonymous said...

How dare you UNDERESTIMATE the seriousness of the matter?

Anonymous said...

Continue understating it all...joyce

Joyce said...

Yes, and Yeshua would also have a problem with self-righteousness today, including the Christian variety of self-righteousness, because our righteousness is in Him.. and in Him alone.

He will restore Israel and give ALL Israel ( all 12 tribes) their land inheritance and His righteousness because He is a God of grace.. who keeps His promises..and He says this is what He is going to do.. Our justification is not by boasting against those who are blind.. Our justification is only by His grace, when He puts His Torah on our hearts..Sepaking of Israel in the Wilderness Rabbi Shaul says.

1Cor. 10:11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

1Cor. 10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.


Joyce

Anonymous said...

The Apostle Peter: "Quickly, I implore you, the hour is late, let us go to the temple and preach Christ Crucified and Christ Resurrected, The Good News is here."

Modern Rabbinic-Churchianity: "Oh noooo, Rabbi Peter. No way, they will think we are self rightous and it will infuriate them".

The Apostle Peter: "Whhaaaatttt?"

Modern Rabbinic-Churchianity: "Our New Gospel is a partnership with our Judaic Brothers and we do not want to offend anyone".

The Apostle Peter: "Whhaaaatttt?"

Modern Rabbinic-Churchianity: "Besides Rabbi Peter, just because Yeshua had a few problems with the Orthodox Rabbi's isn't that big of a deal today, let them hear us out through outreaches and friendship evangelism then they will hear Todays Good News"

The Apostle Peter: "Why do you accommodate man instead of God? Why do you not Fear God? This is not the Good News that John The Baptist or Jesus Of Nazareth taught...Stand behind me Satan"

Anonymous said...

Acts 5:33-42

33 When they heard this, they were furious and plotted to kill them.

34 Then one in the council stood up, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in respect by all the people, and commanded them to put the apostles outside for a little while.

35 And he said to them: “Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do regarding these men.

36 For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody. A number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was slain, and all who obeyed him were scattered and came to nothing.

37 After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the census, and drew away many people after him. He also perished, and all who obeyed him were dispersed.

38 And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing;

39 but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God.”

40 And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

41 So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name."

42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ."

"AND EVERY DAY IN THE TEMPLE"

MY, OH MY, HAS TIMES CHANGED.

There are 2 different "Christianities" happening right now.

1. Dialogue and consensus.
2. Truth and Spirit.

You hold the former.

When you are ready to go into an Orthodox Synagogue as Peter and Paul did; Preach Christ Crucified By The Pharisees and Sandhedrin as Peter and Paul did; Preach Jesus' Resurrection as Peter and Paul did; Suffered as Peter and Paul did; then maybe your high heel rants will mean something.

Until then...

Well...

Keep ranting.

joyce said...

No. 1 you don't know what I do or don't do.
No 2, you have made many assumptions.

I'm laughing because an Orthodox Jew just accused me of being like Paul...so who is right him or you?

Actually, I don't think either of you are, but I find it amusing..

Joyce

tinas said...

"AND EVERY DAY IN THE TEMPLE"

MY, OH MY, HAS TIMES CHANGED.

There are 2 different "Christianities" happening right now.

1. Dialogue and consensus.
2. Truth and Spirit.

You hold the former.

When you are ready to go into an Orthodox Synagogue as Peter and Paul did; Preach Christ Crucified By The Pharisees and Sandhedrin as Peter and Paul did; Preach Jesus' Resurrection as Peter and Paul did; Suffered as Peter and Paul did; then maybe your high heel rants will mean something.

Until then...

Well...

Keep ranting.