Links: | AP | MSNBC (video) | Belmont Park | Post Positions | Photos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |June 8 (Day 159, Simeon): War Emblem lost his bid for the Triple Crown as Sarava won the 134th Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York. War Emblem stumbled at the start and nearly fell. After a struggle, he gained the lead just before the final turn but lacked the energy to hold it. He finished 8th in a field of 11. Sarava, #12, ridden by Edgar Prado, overcame 70-1 odds to set a new record return of $142.50 for a $2 bet. The previous record was $132.10, which was won by Sherluck in 1931. Sarava's time for the 1 1/2 miles was a slow 2 min. 29.71 sec. Medaglia d'Oro, #8, was a close second. And Sunday Break, #5, was 9 1/2 lengths back in third.
Sarava paid $142.50 to win, $50 to place and $22.40 to show for a $2 stake. Medaglia d'Oro paid $16 and $10.60; and Sunday Break paid $7.10. War Emblem was bidding to become the 12th Triple Crown winner. Instead the least likely horse, #12 with 70-1 odds, won the race.
Links: | NY Times | Text | AP | Ha'aretz |Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak visited President Bush at Camp David. In spite of Mubarak's insistence that Bush set a time table for a Palestinian state, Bush stuck to his proverbial sitting on the fence role and refused. It was good that he didn't buy into the Arab lie, but he is still stuck on the strategy of evil. He has accepted the idea of a Palestinian state with a millennial view of the Palestinians and the Jews living side-by-side in peace. Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"
There were at least 48 hail and 16 wind damage reports.
Today, Florida was covered with thunderstorms again. Weather elephants stretched through the Dakotas and from the Great Lakes across the northeastern USA. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Storm 07W was named Noguri. It is in the northwest Pacific north of the Philippines. It is moving northeast with 55 knot winds. Noguri refers to "a raccoon dog; a cunning animal; a small greyish-brown animal with black markings on its face and its thick furry tail."
Not only did War Emblem lose the Triple Crown, he fell down coming out of the starting box at the Belmont Stakes. However, a new record was set for the biggest longshot winning the race. Sarava, a 70-1 longshot won and paid $142.50 to win, were 70 stands for a pastor-teacher and $142.50 stands for the production of Baal (42) in the Church (50). It was the 134th running of the Belmont Stakes, which stands for the production of the division of the land (34). This points to the Middle East peace process. Belmont means the high place of Bel, the god of Babylon. War Emblem was trying to become the 12th Triple Crown winner, but the longshot horse #12 won instead. The number, 12, stands for divine authority.
Today was June 8th, for the new birth. And it was day 159, for the production of Simeon criminality.
Bible Doctrine is foolishness to those who don't have a human spirit. Spiritual principles cannot be understood without a spirit. The human spirit is given to those who accept the gift of Salvation. At Salvation a person is spiritually regenerated and given a human spirit to understand the things of the Spirit of God.
Those who want Salvation can have it for the asking. Jesus Christ paid for the sins of the world on the Cross so that there is nothing to keep anyone from Salvation. Salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ.
"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31). "Everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have Eternal Life" (John 3:16b).