CHOSEN: End Times Newsletter – Issue 139
The Minister Corner
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
We Need You, Lord
Submitted by Johanna
We need you, Lord.
Like lost wanderers in a burning, empty desert
thirst for cool, clean water,
we long for you to quench us.
In a world gone progressively mad,
with chaos all around us,
we seek refuge in the order and purpose of your law.
With evil sneaking, leaking everywhere,
spreading heavy darkness,
creating feelings of emptiness,
we hunger for your goodness and light.
Turn us around, Lord, we pray;
retrieve your sheep who have gone astray.
Draw us to the satisfaction
of your purity and righteousness.
Cleanse us, and make us more like you,
role models, examples, beacons,
for others who are searching for meaning for their lives.
Come, Lord Jesus.
We need you, Lord.
By Joanna Fuchs
Get Behind Me
Get behind me Satan
I will not be made to be afraid
I have chosen the path I follow
You will sleep in the bed you made
Get behind me Satan
I will not renounce the Truth
My heart belongs to Yahweh
In me there will be no truce
Get behind me Satan
You will get no pity from me
Our God is righteous and Holy
And from you I will not flee
Get behind me Satan
We all have choices to make
You made yours, I’ve made mine
My life you will not take
Get behind me Satan
For when I am weak, I am strong
I take hold of peace of mind
In just telling you you’re wrong
Get behind me Satan
I’ve learned your crafty ways
Yahweh is my refuge and fortress
From Her Truth I will not be swayed
Get behind me Satan
You have nothing to offer me
What you have is an illusion
Only in Christ can we truly be free
Get behind me Satan
I’ve now said all I will say
Out of Love I serve our Creator
Her will be done I pray
Not Allowing Evil Desire To Drive
submitted by Jeshaiah
There are a lot of video games that are rated with mature content, however, those same simulations are perhaps much more than just mature. In such games, people are allowed to do sinful things that wouldn't normally be done in the real world, and some games even require the user to perform sinful things in order to progress. Whether or not the game is pretend or strongly realistic, such conduct is still portrayed and is presented as a form of widely accepted entertainment.
Proverbs 3:5 — Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding;
Jeremiah 17:9 — The heart is more deceitful than anything else
and desperately sick—who can understand it?
There was a science article written a while back about how scientists had found that cussing actually helps people ignore pain and release endorphins into one's system. It is widely understood, though, that cussing is actually not acceptable speech, regardless of the situation. This is actually against Father's Way. At the same time, such language might not create such reactions, but instead create the exact opposite in knowing that it is not something that should even be thought. In paraphrasing another, proper training of the mind would help to protect against wrongful thinking.
Thus, some things that may be found humoring, or some things that may be found to make oneself somehow happy or relieved of an amount of stress, may not actually be any good, and actually cause oneself more pain, and even lead that pain onto others. And as Father is everywhere, Father may be first to be influenced by a negative action.
In the time that is just around the corner, when everything will come crashing down, a lot of different desires will ignite. Satisfaction of such desires, such as any desire to eat things that are in short supply, may be sweet to taste (as in Proverbs 13:19), and this includes the desire to survive, but the following remains true as Christ had said:
John 12:25 — The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
Proverbs 19:22 — A man's desire should be loyalty to the covenant; better to be a poor man than a perjurer.
The Power of Our God
Submitted by Deborah
Excerpt taken from Footprints, by Margaret Fishback Powers
Our problems may seem overwhelming, but God’s power is stronger than any obstacle we may face.
25 for I satisfy the thirsty person and feed all those who are weak."
39 See now that I alone am He;
there is no God but Me.
I bring death and I give life;
I wound and I heal.
No one can rescue [anyone] from My hand.
35 All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing,
and He does what He wants with the army of heaven
and the inhabitants of the earth.
There is no one who can hold back His hand
or say to Him, "What have You done?"
1 Chronicles 29:12-13
12 Riches and honor come from You, and You are the ruler of everything. In Your hand are power and might, and it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all. 13 Now therefore, our God, we give You thanks and praise Your glorious name.
12 LORD, You will establish peace for us,
for You have also done all our work for us.
2 Corinthians 3:5
5 not that we are competent in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our competence is from God.
26 But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
3 The LORD is slow to anger but great in power;
the LORD will never leave [the guilty] unpunished.
His path is in the whirlwind and storm,
and clouds are the dust beneath His feet.
13 I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.
10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength.
27 The God of old is [your] dwelling place,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He drives out the enemy before you,
and commands, "Destroy!"
10 Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; I will help you;
I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.
2 Corinthians 12:9
9 But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may reside in me.
8 The LORD is the strength of His people;
He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.
24 It will be said to Me: Only in the LORD
is righteousness and strength."
All who are incensed against Him
will come to Him and be put to shame.
12 I will strengthen them in the LORD,
and they will march in His name—
[this is] Yahweh's declaration.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Youths may faint and grow weary,
and young men stumble and fall,
31 but those who trust in the LORD
will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary;
they will walk and not faint.
25 for I satisfy the thirsty person and feed all those who are weak."
Nourishment From The Throne
Wow… Lots of footage and interviews! Quote "They are in perfect sync with the earth's orbit. Posing as a star in Orion's belt, The Big Dipper, Vega or in other constellations"
This is part of the LOZ. It is also the sighting I told all of you would be broadcast over the Net. There will be more to come.
The crafts are unlike anything I could ever imagine. They look so intricate, elegant, complex and symbolic. I'm certain there are many other words that could be used to describe them too, but I feel I don't have the right language.
Thank you for providing confirmation.
Those are really spectacular. They remind me not only of the Stephenville sightings, but also of energy that has been captured by Prince of Yahweh II and at times myself as well as energy I have seen in person. Really really neat.
Here's why the person thought it might be a satellite that was captured on film:
Because I know what was actually filmed, I know what is stationed above this planet.
And Regina, what if mankind's science could calculate the growth energy contained within spirit orbs? How close are they to learning our secrets? Who do you think is guiding the science of man?
We utilize curved ambient spaces. Michael took raw energy and created the world-within in Father's curved ambient space. Literally Father's body.
"He moved from there and dug another, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Open Spaces and said, "For now the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land." Father literally made room for Her reality within on a much grander scale than that recorded at Genesis 26:22. With Michael, Father made room for all of creation so that it could be fruitful (like in Genesis with the animal kingdom and man) and multiply. "Open Spaces" is what Father is all about. Just look into the sky at the heavens above.
Understand the concept of the "8" is to understand the inner workings of creation as a whole. The 8 is a never ending flow through eternity. The fact that it represents infinity is not without a good basis. Father incorporated the stream of time within the 8, yet it will again be done away with in place of eternity. Therefore, the stream of time must be calculated to end at a certain time for eternity to again begin. Yet, Father exists in timeless eternity. This is because – Father Herself exists outside in eternity. To become fully united with Her in eternity, and yet remain within, time must eventually cease to exist. To live in eternity is to exist outside of time. To be timeless. To be ancient without the mark of time upon existence. Father relates to frail man's mind, for man cannot conceive eternity. Yet Father has always existed.
"From ancient times no one has heard, no one has listened, no eye has seen any God except You, who acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him."
Man calculates in time. Therefore Father describes Herself as "From ancient times" that no one has ever seen, because Father Herself exists outside of this reality, and no one has listened in this reality to Father before the creation of Michael, and no eye – speaking of the angelic hosts in the beginning – has seen any presence of another God except Father. This is because we all live within the curved ambient space of our Creator. Father's body is like a large beehive. She is the queen and we are the workers.
Our God Yahweh is a consuming fire. Literally that. Unless you can look beyond human terms, you cannot imagine Father's true makeup. Father's true form is that of fire. Yet, Father can alter atomic structure and create a paradise in both the physical and spiritual realms. She is the author of the atom.
I think it's Dawn that is guiding the science of man..
That pdf you provided made my brain hurt! However, I did some searching around online to try and piece things together and felt more or less "led" on a few items that I'll relay below.
There's pressure involved in a bubble and in keeping it's spherical shape. And, there's an explosion involved when the pressure is uneven or has reached it's maximum – if it's too great either from within bubble or outside the bubble itself which then causes the bubble to burst. If you boil water, the bubbles eventually rise to the top and burst and available fluid then turns to vapor.
"A “bubble” of ordinary space, launched full borne, is repelled by the gravitational field of the surrounding, rapidly-expanding false vacuum."
So, I think this "false vacuum" they refer to is the open space around matter… like in space what they call dark matter because it's invisible?
A bubble also makes me think of the physical and spiritual realms. The circumference of a bubble being the veil that separates the two.
In any case, I think what they'd like to know is how to create energy. I'm certain that Dawn would like to know how to create it – since he has no storehouse of his own to lay claim to. It seems that is what the scientists who work on the LHC are geared towards. Finding out how the universe began from a single molecule. In addition, from what I was reading, and in thinking of the internal makeup of an atom, I believe it's all spherical, circular, in shape and form. A portion of what I was reading had a diagram showing "bubbles" and how they make up energy. On the flip side, if Dawn could figure out how to completely destroy energy he'd probably use that as well somehow.
Somehow, and I'm not sure exactly how, but I was led to looking at Discrete Space-Time… This was particularly interesting as it also fits in with the bubble as well as the additional nourishment you provided above: "At a seaport in the Aegean around the year 500BC two philosophers, Leucippus and his student Democritus, pondered the idea that matter was made of indivisible units separated by void. Was it a remarkable piece of insight or just a lucky guess? At the time there was certainly no compelling evidence for such a hypothesis. Their belief in the atom was a response to questions posed earlier by Parmenides and Zeno. Perhaps they were also inspired by the coarseness of natural materials like sand and stone. Democritus extended the concept as far as it could go claiming that not just matter, but everything else from colour to the human soul must also consist of atoms."
Again, open space = void = dark matter
Space-Time seems to be man's way of trying to understand time and eternity, or time as it is calculated outside of our world. If Dawn could figure out how to "create" time, or eternity…well… he'd be a happy camper I guess.
Is time also matter? If it can be counted? Are they one? Or do they simply co-exist?
More: "The idea was subsequently supplanted by the very different philosophies of Plato and Aristotle who believed that matter was infinitely divisible and that nature was constructed from perfect symmetry and geometry. Matter was composed of four elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water."
Thought: Perfect symmetry is a circle – a bubble is a circle in 3 dimensions.
Trudy said that spiritual bodies consist of "finer matter" – fine matter to me, would mean matter that is close to steam, or air.
This was interesting too – reminded me of an orb: "Light and matter, it turns out, are both particle and wave at the same time." I discovered this in studying orbs in a much less scientific manner. Spiritual energy is both light and matter and capable of both reflecting and giving off light.
If they already know how to calculate the growth energy within a bubble, and then apply it to spiritual energy which is similar in shape and form, who knows where it could lead! Additionally, if it's an attempt to figure out how to create energy, combining that with what scientists already know about how to create life and in learning how to create energy from a single molecule could lead to generating a life pool…? Maybe? The possibilities seem endless – and scary to think of really – but one thing leads to another and another.
I'm not sure how accurately I've relayed any of this, or any of the specifics on how one thing leads to another, if it seems to jump around it's because at the moment in my mind it's all pretty abstract and hasn't formed into a single continuous thought yet. The more I ponder it, the more it seems to come into focus and along with it more questions.
Signs From Above
“He rescues and delivers, He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth, for He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 6:27
UFO Spiral in the sky seen and heard across Western Canada
The Weather Space
May 22, 2010
The Norway spiral comes to mind when TheWeatherSpace.com received photographs and even an amazing video of the event. An object swooped down from the sky and then returned in a brilliant display on Friday night across the Western Canada areas.
UFO Traffic Report: May 19, 2010
May 19, 1:51 PM
The UFO Traffic Report for May 19, 2010, includes selected cases from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
You can read more detail about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page. Please subscribe so that you are informed as stories are published.
Multiple UFOs spotted over Gig Harbor, Washington concern witness
May 19, 1:02 PM
A Gig Harbor, WA, witness reports a diamond-shaped object on May 1, 2010, that turned into a circle-eight figure, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
'Portal' opens up from small, bright light floating across Florida lawn
May 18, 4:27 PM
A Florida witness has no explanation after watching a small, bright, white light that moved across his lawn and then opened up into what seemed to be a portal, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
Multiple red-orange balls of light move over Portland sky
May 18, 3:35 PM
An Oregon witness watched 10 red-orange balls of light moving slowly across Portland's night sky on May 17, 2010, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
Signs Down Below
But know this: difficult times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the form of religion but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Diet of mud and despair in Indian village
by Chris Morris
May 15, 2010
"We live on a day-to-day basis," Suraj says, as the faint sound of hammering echoes across the village. "What we earn is what we spend on our families in a day."
Sudan army says killed 108 Darfur rebels
by Andrew Heavens
May 15, 2010
The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) dismissed the report, saying it had withdrawn from the Jabel Moun area voluntarily days earlier to spare the population government bombing raids and shelling.
IBM, Positive ID and Verichip hope to get all humans tagged with microchip implants
by Gene J. Koprowski
May 16, 2010
Scientists tag animals to monitor their behavior and keep track of endangered species. Now some futurists are asking whether all of mankind should be tagged too. Looking for a loved one? Just Google his microchip.
11 Signs That The U.S. Government Has Become An Overgrown Monstrosity That Almost Every American Is Dependent Upon For Economic Survival
by Michael Snyder
BLN Contributing Writer
May 19, 2010
Today, the number of Americans who are able to financially survive without any reliance on the U.S. government whatsoever is declining at a staggering rate. Whether it is through direct handouts, entitlement programs, student loans, government bailouts, government contracts or direct employment, the truth is that now a solid majority of the American people are at least partially dependent on the federal government for their economic survival.
Craig Venter creates synthetic life form
by Ian Sample
May 20, 2010
Scientists have created the world's first synthetic life form in a landmark experiment that paves the way for designer organisms that are built rather than evolved.
Crop Circle Watch
Yarnbury Castle, nr Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire. Reported 16th May
Finding the Key.
When I first heard of this new event at Yarnbury Castle, I was immediately transported back to the early years of Crop Circling, 1991 to be exact! I was only 22 then, and could remember in my ‘giddy excitement’ driving down to this encampment to search for what was the very first formation to appear in that famous year. Unfortunately I was unlucky in finding this event, very much like a number of researchers for this year’s formation.
They say, History can repeat itself, well obviously this was the third event in 2010, but it was also positioned in the exact same field as the 1991 event, and in the same crop. Back then it was a long Dumbbell design, very simplistic compared with what was to come in later in that year.
Its very hard to spot formations in this area, the A303 makes its quite dangerous in fact, with traffic travelling past at 70 miles an hour, its rather disconcerting. However this area is steeped in history, with the early settlement positioned across from the formation, and with many other ancient features like Tumuli, and Enclosures. When you stood inside this formation, it wasn’t like standing on well known soil of the area around Avebury. This was something different, something more tangible, mysterious, and silent.
I have been noticing this year, how the first formations have been fascinatingly connected to each other regarding their alignment. We discussed how the Old Sarum formation had a direct relationship with the Stonehenge design, positioned rather carefully on the edge of an important Ley Line, connecting the two sites.
It would appear that the Yarnbury Castle design, also has a connection with the other two. Although not a true Triangle, the three formations do create a triangular pattern across the landscape. What is also intriguing is that there is also an alignment (or possible Ley Line) connecting Old Sarum with Yarnbury. This I’m sure is a distinct possibility, as many ancient settlements have an alignment relationship. Between Old Sarum and Yarnbury Castle, is Stapleford, a small village along the River Till. Here there once stood a medieval Castle with its Earthworks still intact. It resides on the flood plain of the River Till, and is aligned directly with the other two ancient sites.
Why are we being shown this so soon within the season of 2010? Perhaps we are drawing closer to understanding the behaviour of the phenomenon and its strong connections with the past? Was it just a strange coincidence that I mentioned about finding the Key to unlock the phenomenon’s secrets in 2010. This formation at Yarnbury has an uncanny resemblance to a ‘Keyhole’. Perhaps the key is to understand ourselves within this mystery and how we interact with the phenomenon, raising our awareness to potential truths.
This new formation at Yarnbury Castle has some rather fascinating aspects to the design. Certainly a strong connection to Masonic history. On the ground the formation wasn't neat. A lot of breakage, however I have always stated that the phenomenon is not always as perfect as people suggest.
Wilton Windmill, nr Wilton, Wiltshire. Reported 22nd May
This formation was reported to me soon after 12 noon today and is in oil seed rape adjacent to the Wilton Windmill http://www.wiltshiretouristguide.com. It is approx:200 ft in diameter.
How I wish Paul Vigay were alive, as to me this definitely represents some sort of communication, whether it be in binary, maths or music. It certainly resemble a computer disc? Any explanation most welcome as I believe this is important. – Lucy Pringle
Signs in Humanity
Chinese tycoon Huang Guangyu jailed for bribery
May 18, 2010
Chinese tycoon Huang Guangyu has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of bribery, insider trading and illegal business practices.
Woman Gets Life Sentence For Cutting Baby From Pregnant Teen's Womb
May 17, 2010
PITTSBURGH — A woman who lured a pregnant teen to her apartment, drugged her, cut the child from the womb to try to pass it off as her own and killed the teen was sentenced Monday to life in prison plus 20 years.
Chinese girls freed from basement chains
May 20, 2010
Police in Wuhan, central China, have freed two teenage girls who had been kept chained in a basement for almost a year, Chinese media say.
Five masterpieces stolen from Paris modern art museum
May 20, 2010
Five paintings by Picasso, Matisse and other great artists have been stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, French officials say.
"Cops and narcos" playground games for Mexico kids
by Julian Cardona
May 17, 2010
Parents in the violent cities of Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana on the U.S. border say primary school kids are captivated by the drug gangs they see on the street and TV news brandishing guns, driving flashy black SUVs and outsmarting soldiers.
Arks of Safe Haven
The mission of Arks of Safe Haven is to connect via an extensive network and online message board forum, those individuals and families who have been affected by recent economic downfalls and are in need with those individuals who are ready, willing and capable of providing assistance to those in need with employment, shelter, work, food, clothing and other necessities.
Coupled with our primary mission of delivering the Kingdom Message of Salvation, the assistance of Arks of Safe Haven is available to all who are in need. Our purposeful intention is to follow in the footsteps of Christ as our example, by providing hope to the hopeless and answering the prayers of those who have been forced to live outside of society.
How You Can Help?
In order to provide for those whose outcry of prayers have reached our heavenly Father's ears, Arks of Safe Haven is seeking out those who are able to provide shelter, whether it be an extra bedroom, empty rental property or a work for room and board agreement. Additionally, we also act as a liaison in connecting those with tangible items to donate to those in need like Food, Water, Clothing, & Other Personal Items. We pray that your heart is motivated to make a contribution, no matter how small. Visit http://www.arksofsafehaven.org and view the many posts from those in need to see if you're able to help with advice, prayers or goods & services.
Signs in Natural Disasters
"You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places." Matthew 24:6-7
5.9 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
5.7 MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA
5.4 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
5.1 TRISTAN DA CUNHA REGION
5.2 GREENLAND SEA
5.1 GREENLAND SEA
5.3 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
5.2 SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
5.8 PUERTO RICO
5.3 SOUTH OF AFRICA
5.3 KURIL ISLANDS
5.0 SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
5.1 FLORES SEA
5.3 JAVA, INDONESIA
5.2 SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
5.0 BANDA SEA
5.4 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
5.2 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
6.0 NORTHERN PERU
5.8 COSTA RICA
5.9 SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND
PUERTO RICO – A moderate earthquake shook the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on early this morning, waking thousands of people and leaving thousands more without power. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was centered about 4 miles (6 kilometers) east-northeast of Espino, or 63 miles (101 kilometers) west-northwest of the capital San Juan. It struck about 68.4 miles (110 kilometers) deep, making it a fairly deep earthquake. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and there was no threat of a tsunami. Earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.7 or higher are RARE in this region.
ALGERIA – A moderate earthquake in Algeria on Friday killed two people and injured 43 others. The 5.2-magnitude quake occurred outside the city of Melouza, 250 kilometres (155 miles) southeast of the capital Algiers. No details were provided on material damage. [4.8 aftershock this morning.]
PUERTO RICO – A moderate earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Sunday, damaging some houses in western and northern towns and causing a rock slide on a highway. No one was reported injured. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.8 earthquake struck at 1:16 a.m. (0516 GMT) Sunday about four miles (six kilometers) from the small community of Espino on the western side of the U.S. Caribbean island and 63 miles (101 kilometers) from the capital, San Juan, where it was felt by high-rise dwellers. In Utuado, it shifted a concrete house some four inches from its foundation. Engineers were trying determine if other damaged homes were safe. Local authorities on Sunday were monitoring coastal areas close to the epicenter and evaluating the damage.
ICELAND – Volcanic ash from Iceland could disrupt air travel in both Britain and Germany in the next few days. There is a risk that parts of British airspace could be closed beginning today and those problems could continue until Tuesday. The predictions are based on the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul volcano and current wind and weather conditions. "A high density volcanic ash cloud is rapidly encroaching on Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man." The cloud is expected to lie over the London area by Tuesday, but is likely to have drifted out of UK airspace by Wednesday.
In Germany, air traffic control said that German air travel could face possible disruptions starting on Monday, but cautioned that indicators were still "very, very vague". In Iceland, the intensity of the Eyjafjallajokul eruption has not changed but wind conditions have. "The winds in the vicinity of the volcano are not quite as forceful as they have been, so the ash plume is higher closer to the volcano. The weather patterns are the predominant factor in deciding where the ash goes." The wind is expected to change direction on Tuesday, which would lower the risk of travel disruptions. Airlines, including Lufthansa and British Airways, have criticised past air space closures as an overreaction by regulators. The last big eruption of Eyjafjallajokull – in the 1820s – went on for about two years, and its current eruption could last "several months".
Scientists forecast decades of ash clouds – Many more of Iceland’s volcanoes seem to be stirring. The Icelandic eruption could be part of a surge in volcanic activity that will affect the whole of Europe for decades, scientists have warned. They have reconstructed a timeline of 205 eruptions in Iceland, spanning the past 1,100 years, and found that they occur in regular cycles — with the relatively quiet phase that dominated the past five decades now coming to an end. At least three other big Icelandic volcanoes are building towards an eruption, according to a volcanologist. His findings coincide with new warnings that the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, which has disrupted air traffic across Europe for several weeks, could carry on for many months – and possibly years. Some geologists have also warned of a serious threat from a fourth volcano, Katla, which lies 15 miles to the east of Eyjafjallajokull. Two of its past three eruptions seemed to be triggered by those of its smaller neighbour and a report issued just before Eyjafjallajokull blew suggested Katla was “close to failure [eruption]”. The three other volcanoes potentially close to a large eruption are Grimsvotn, Hekla and Askja — all of which are bigger than Eyjafjallajokull. There was a minor eruption at Hekla in 2000 and geologists have reported that snow is once again melting on Hekla’s summit, suggesting that magma is rising. Grimsvotn, another highly active volcano, lies under the huge Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland’s southeast. An eruption in 1996 saw much of this glacial ice melt, causing a flood that washed away the country’s main ring road. It is linked to the massive Laki fissure volcano whose 1783 eruption ejected so much ash into the atmosphere that it cooled the entire northern hemisphere for nearly three years. “There are about 35 active [big] volcanoes in Iceland and if we put a high quality seismograph and some global positioning equipment on each one we would often be able to tell in advance if an eruption was coming. The cost is tiny compared with the potential economic damage from an unexpected eruption.” The new rules in place for aviation mean Iceland and Europe can probably cope with Eyjafjallajokull, but an eruption by Katla could cause far bigger problems. The ash cloud could be immense, but for Iceland the biggest problem would be massive flooding.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – A volcanic eruption and subsequent avalanche killed at least a dozen people in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. At least 36 people are also missing. The avalanche followed the collapse of part of the icecap on the Mikeno volcano, on the border between Congo and Rwanda.
ICELAND – Starting yesterday, aviation authorities in Ireland and the United Kingdom are allowing airlines to fly through denser concentrations of volcanic ash than previously allowed. They have agreed to create a “time limited zone,” in which airlines could operate in what was previously a no-fly zone, provided they receive approval from aircraft and engine manufacturers and regulatory authorities. Due to their proximity to Iceland and prevailing wind patterns that blow ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano toward them, Ireland and the UK have been especially hard hit by air traffic disruptions. Meanwhile, the volcanic eruption that has caused all these travel headaches shows no sign of ending anytime soon. “A powerful explosive eruption is ongoing and the height of the plume suggests that the eruption rate is over 200 tons per second.The plume is gray and drifting northeast.” The plume had a height of about 21,000 feet, slightly lower than previous days.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – A report earlier this week claimed that an eruption of Mikeno volcano produced an avalanche that killed dozens, but it appears that those reports were false. Current news claims that an overflowing river on Nyiragongo in the Congo produced an avalanche on the slopes of the volcano. This avalanche killed 46 people and has wiped out at least 200 homes. So, it seems that the landslide was caused by heavy rains rather than any sort of volcanic eruption. Nyamuragira, next door to Nyiragongo, erupted earlier this year and both volcanoes are very active.
TROPICAL STORMS –
Saturday marked the beginning of the 2010 hurricane season in the eastern Pacific. The season will run until November 30, which coincides with the end of hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin. The 2010 Atlantic Basin hurricane season does not get underway until June 1. The average first date for a hurricane to form in the eastern Pacific is June 24, but not until August 14 in the Atlantic. The earlier start time in the eastern Pacific reflects how this basin typically turns active faster than the Atlantic. On average, June 9 is when the first tropical storm is named in the eastern Pacific. In the Atlantic, that date is July 10. The first tropical storm to develop in the eastern Pacific this year will acquire the name "Agatha." The basin, however, is currently quiet. The eastern Pacific is historically the most active of the two basins. On average, 15 tropical storms are named each season. Out of those, nine become hurricanes with four reaching major hurricane status. The majority of tropical storms and hurricanes never threaten land. A typical eastern Pacific tropical system will head westward into the open and progressively cooler waters of the Pacific, dissipating in the process. Since records began, the cool water that lies offshore of California has protected the state from direct hits from tropical storms and hurricanes every season but one. In September 1939, an unnamed tropical storm pressed onshore at Long Beach, California, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Two other storms have moved into Arizona at tropical storm strength. The first was once-Hurricane Joanne in October 1972, followed by once-Hurricane Kathleen in September 1976. No systems have reached the Southwest at hurricane strength.
India's Meteorological Department has officially thrown open the monsoon onset window in the fast-churning Bay of Bengal, which is now home to some of the warmest tropical waters around the globe. Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the south-east Bay are in the 31-32 deg Celsius-range, which is most ideal for weather systems (low-pressure areas and depressions) to prosper. The IMD said on Sunday that conditions are favourable for onset of south-west monsoon over the south Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal during the next two days. An upper air cyclonic circulation has already formed over southeast Bay of Bengal. An ‘active low-pressure cell' covered the Andaman Sea on Sunday. The Canadian Meteorological Centre and the Global Forecasting System model of the US National Centres for Environmental Prediction have hinted that a ‘low' or depression may be generated from the Bay system and travel to the east coast. While the CMC sees the system to be active until Thursday making a landfall over the north Andhra Pradesh coast, the NCEP has suggested a slightly different trajectory positing the system into the warmer waters adjoining coastal Tamil Nadu to cross the Chennai coast by Saturday. From here, the system might take a north-northwest course and travel all the way into northern Maharashtra and adjoining west Madhya Pradesh. The TMD sees the monsoon making an onset over the southwest coast (Kerala) as early as Sunday (May 23). This was based on the active phase of an ongoing Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) wave in the equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining peninsular seas. Meanwhile, the US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre has signalled building activity with separate systems in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The Arabian Sea system, though, was brewing far away to the west of the Indian coast, but had a ‘fair' chance of developing into a tropical storm. As for the Bay system, the JTWC pointed to persisting area of convection, more than 1,000 km south of Kolkata. Satellite pictures revealed a broad unorganised region of convergence, deep convection and cyclonic turning. Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated up to 28 km/hr. But JTWC assessed as ‘poor' the potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours. The entire Arabian Sea from the far west to the south-east (off Kerala) is shown to be ‘lit up' in the immediately following week (May 24 to June 1). Monsoon onset may happen mid-way through this period, which is earlier than usual. During this period, a ‘rain head' (likely storm) is shown to dig a track north-northeast from central Bay of Bengal and smash into the Thailand-Myanmar region.
Cyclone LAILA was 624 nmi ESE of Bombay, India.
Tropical cyclone Laila churned across the Bay of Bengal toward India’s east coast, where it’s forecast to reach hurricane strength before making landfall late on May 20 in Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone, packing sustained winds of 65 kilometers (40 miles) an hour, was about 650 kilometers east of Chennai at 5:30 a.m. local time. Waves were 3.7 meters (12 feet) high near the storm’s eye, where winds were gusting to 83 kilometers per hour. The cyclone was moving west-northwest at 17 kilometers per hour and its winds are forecast to strengthen to hurricane strength from tomorrow, with gusts as high as 185 kilometers an hour as it approaches the Indian coast.
Cyclone 02A was 1129 nmi SW of Karachi, Pakistan and 1249 nmi WSW of Bombay, India.
Cyclone LAILA was 532 nmi ESE of Bombay, India.
Deadly tropical storm Laila remained still for a while on Wednesday night and changed course heading for the port city of Kakinada in Andhra Praddesh. The nasty storm is THE FIRST IN 20 YEARS DURING MAY.
Tropical cyclone Laila strengthened and slowed as it neared India’s east coast, claiming at least six lives and disrupting crude oil output in the Bay of Benagal. The cyclone, with sustained winds of 111 kilometers (69 miles) per hour, was about 170 kilometers north-east of Chennai at 11:30 p.m. local time. Waves were 4.9 meters (16 feet) high near the storm’s eye. Hundreds of fishing boats were damaged. Cyclone Laila slowed down as it approached the coast and is travelling north at 5.6 kilometers an hour towards the city of Vijayawada and the coast of Andhra Pradesh. The storm is forecast to move along India’s east coast toward Bangladesh later this week. The government evacuated a “few thousand people” to higher ground. Heavy rain of more than 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) is forecast in some areas of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh states in the next 24 to 36 hours and may damage power and communication line. The sea will be “high to phenomenal” along the coasts of the two states. The storm is expected to weaken as it comes into contact with land and moves north-east towards the states of Orissa and West Bengal. Another cyclone in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Somalia strengthened and has sustained winds of 65 kilometers an hour and gusts up to 83 kilometers an hour. The storm is moving west towards the Somali coast and should hit there tomorrow. (satellite photo)
Central Pacific hurricane season will be 'below normal' – Forecasters say there is a 70% chance of below normal tropical cyclone activity for the 2010 hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 to November 30.
Cyclone 02A was 1117 nmi SW of Karachi, Pakistan.
Cyclone LAILA was 477 nmi ESE of Bombay, India.
Cyclone Laila weakened today after battering India's southeastern coast with several days of torrential rain and high winds that claimed 26 lives.
A cluster of thunderstorms gathering over the Arabian Sea gradually strengthened into Cyclone Two on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds were estimated to be near 55 mph when the storm-force cyclone brushed past the small island of Socotra, which is claimed by Yemen. Forecasters at the U.S. Military Joint Typhoon Warning Center initially projected that the storm would pass up the heavily traveled Gulf of Aden oil route that connects the Indian Ocean with Persian Gulf terminals. But the storm suddenly veered southwestward and made landfall on the tip of the Horn of Africa, located on Somalia’s northern coast. The storm lost force while bringing beneficial rainfall to the remote region.
HEAVY RAINS / FLOODING / LANDSLIDES / UNUSUAL & OUT-OF-SEASON WEATHER –
AZERBAIJAN – Severe floods struck Azerbaijan in early May. Hardest hit was a marshy region southwest of the capital city of Baki (Baku) where the Araz and Kür (Kura) Rivers meet. By mid-May, residents were evacuating villages in this area as authorities reported that a dam upstream on the Kür River was at capacity. To relieve pressure on the dam, water would likely need to be released from the Mingäçevir Su Anbari, or Mingachevir Reservoir (northwest of the region), but this step would add to the floodwaters downstream. (satellite photos)
INDIA – Cyclonic storm damaged several parts of Tripura where at least three lost their lives and over 10 were injured on Sunday night, May 16. The pre-monsoon rain was accompanied by hail storm, heavy lightning and strong wind which destructed more than 1000 houses. Hundreds of trees, electric poles and telephone poles were destroyed in the cyclone. The storm also took the lives of many cattle in the western and southern Tripura. "Three people, including a woman, were killed in separate incidents of wall collapse and lightning at Teliamura in western Tripura." The Meteorological experts said that the cyclonic rainstorm will continue till the onset of monsoon in June.
EXTREME HEAT / WILDFIRES / DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE-
INDIA – The Sun City of Karnataka – Gulbarga – true to its reputation, has RECORDED THE HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN 119 YEARS – 46.1 degree celsius in the plains of the State. The UNPRECEDENTED hot conditions prevailing for a week in the northern Karnataka region culminated in the mercury soaring to a never-before high in the history of the city. The minimum temperature recorded for the day – 29.6 degrees Celsius – is also A RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST NIGHT TEMPERATURE. May, the hottest month of the summer season which began in mid-February and lasts up to the first week of June, has a mean daily maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius while the mean daily minimum temperature is 26.3 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature for the current season is 5.5 degrees more than the mean temperature and the minimum temperature was 3.3 degrees more than the mean minimum. In the northern region, the unbearable temperatures affected normal life as Churu in Rajasthan sizzled at a high of 45.8 degrees Celsius. In Jodhpur, the mercury settled at 43.4 degrees. (photos)
Rising temperatures have already driven 12% of Mexico's lizard populations to extinction. Based on this discovery, they conclude that "lizards have already crossed a threshold for extinctions". Climate change could wipe out 20% of the world's lizard species by 2080. Although the grim prediction for 2080 could change if humans are able to slow global climate warming, a sharp decline in their numbers has already begun and would continue for decades. "We are actually seeing lowland species moving upward in elevation, slowly driving upland species extinct, and if the upland species can't evolve fast enough then they're going to continue to go extinct." Lizards, the researchers say, are far more susceptible to climate-warming extinction than previously thought. Many species live right at the edge of their "thermal limits".
STRANGE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR-
Bizarre white faced monster washed ashore in Canada – A BIZARRE animal corpse has washed up on a Canadian beach. Locals in a small Canadian town have been stumped by the appearance of the bizarre creature. The animal, which has a long hairy body with bald skin on its head, feet and face, has prompted wild internet speculation that it is a more evolved version of the famous 'Montauk monster'. The creature was discovered by two nurses in the town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Ontario, Canada, while out on a walk with their dog. When the dog began sniffing in the lake, the two women started investigating, before the dog pulled the dead animal out. After taking some photographs of the odd animal, the nurses left it alone. When locals decided to go back and retrieve the body, it has disappeared. 'The creature's tail is like a rat's tail and it is a foot long.' The body of the creature appears to look something like an otter, while its face – complete with long fang-like teeth, bears a striking resemblance to a boar-like animal. Even the local police chief is baffled, saying: 'What it is, I don't know. I'm just as curious as everyone else.' Many people have suggested the animal could be a new 'Montauk monster' – due to the similarities between these photographs and those of a different creature which washed up in Montauk, New York, in 2008. The animal, which quickly earned the nickname the 'Montauk monster', thanks to the beach's location next to a Long Island government animal testing facility, has never been officially identified – although the general consensus is that it was some kind of racoon. However, other bloggers have speculated that the new creature discovered is a type of chupacabra, or 'goatsucker'. The chupacabra is rumoured to inhabit parts of the U.S., with several hundred eyewitness accounts over the past few years. But despite these sightings, the majority of biologists and wildlife experts believe the chupacabra is a contemporary legend. (photo)
Rogue satellite could kill cable programming – An out-of-control satellite is drifting into the orbit of another satellite that transmits cable programming to the United States. Galaxy 15 broke contact with its owner, Intelsat on April 5. Although the exact cause is unknown, the satellite's owners believe it could have been "knocked out by a solar storm." Normally, losing contact with a satellite wouldn't be cause for much concern, since in most cases, satellites stop transmitting signals. But Galaxy 15 is still transmitting signals to Earth and it's slowly but surely entering the orbit of AMC 11, a satellite that handles U.S. cable programming. Intelsat isn't concerned that the two satellites will collide, but rather that Galaxy 15 could send signals that would interfere with AMC 11's signals. The interference is expected to occur on or around May 23. Between now and then, Intelsat is working diligently to regain control over Galaxy 15 and keep it away from AMC 11. An Intelsat representative said the company is "confident that service disruptions will be minimized or avoided." The risks of not succeeding are high. "AMC 11 receives digital programming from cable television channels and transmits it to all U.S. cable systems." Comcast, which has more than 23 million cable subscribers, did not immediately respond to request for comment on whether or not its service will be disrupted in the event of an interference issue.
The sun is spotless today, but it certainly is not blank. A long dark magnetic filament is looping around the northeastern limb, stretching almost 100,000 km from end to end. Long, bushy filaments like this have been known to grow unstable and erupt, producing a type of spotless flare called a "Hyder flare." If that happens now, Earth would likely feel some effects from the blast because the filament is turning to face our planet. (photo) Current spotless stretch: 10 days. A solar wind stream flowing from a coronal hole should reach Earth today. Earth is entering the high speed solar wind stream, and this could cause geomagnetic storms at high latitudes.
JUPITER – In a surprising development that has transformed the appearance of the solar system's largest planet, one of Jupiter's two main cloud belts has completely disappeared. "This is a big event. We're monitoring the situation closely and do not yet fully understand what's going on." Known as the South Equatorial Belt (SEB), the brown cloudy band is twice as wide as Earth and more than twenty times as long. The loss of such an enormous "stripe" can be seen with ease halfway across the solar system. "In any size telescope, or even in large binoculars, Jupiter's signature appearance has always included two broad equatorial belts… Anyone who turns their telescope on Jupiter at the moment, however, will see a planet with only one belt — a very strange sight." Astronomers noticed the belt fading late last year, "but I certainly didn't expect to see it completely disappear." The belt may not actually be gone, but may be just hiding underneath some higher clouds. Without the SEB present, Jupiter's Great Red Spot is surrounded by almost uninterrupted white. Jupiter's atmosphere is a mysterious place which would benefit from exploration. No one knows, for instance, why the Great Red Spot is red — or what has sustained the raging storm for so many years. Neither does theory explain why the twin equatorial belts are brown, nor why one should vanish while the other remains. "We have a long list of questions." This isn't the first time the SEB has faded out. "The SEB fades at irregular intervals, most recently in 1973-75, 1989-90, 1993, 2007, 2010. The 2007 fading was terminated rather early, but in the other years the SEB was almost absent, as at present." The return of the SEB can be dramatic. "We can look forward to a spectacular outburst of storms and vortices when the 'SEB Revival' begins. It always begins at a single point, and a disturbance spreads out rapidly around the planet from there, often becoming spectacular even for amateurs eyeballing the planet through medium-sized telescopes. However we can't predict when or where it will start. On historical precedent it could be any time in the next 2 years. The revival will likely be sudden and dramatic, with planet-circling groups of storms appearing over the space of just a week or so." (photos)
OIL SPILL THREAT-
Scientists are warning there's much more oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from a sunken BP oil rig than official estimates show. An associate professor of mechanical engineering claims 14 TIMES MORE oil is spewing into the sea than the officially estimated five thousand barrels (210,000 gallons) a day. Another scientist has analysed the undersea oil gusher using a different method and come up with a similar figure. Other scientists are also coming up with similar conclusions but BP's disputing the experts' analyses saying there's no reliable method to calculate how much oil is flowing from the broken pipe on the sea floor.
"The oil you can't see could be as bad as the oil you can." – While people anxiously wait for the slick in the Gulf of Mexico to wash up along the coast, globules of oil are already falling to the bottom of the sea, where they threaten virtually every link in the ocean food chain, from plankton to fish that are on dinner tables everywhere. "The threat to the deep-sea habitat is already a done deal — it is happening now." Bacteria, plankton and other tiny, bottom-feeding creatures will consume oil, and will then be eaten by small fish, crabs and shrimp. They, in turn, will be eaten by bigger fish, such as red snapper, and marine mammals like dolphins. The petroleum substances that concentrate in the sea creatures could kill them or render them unsafe for eating. "If the oil settles on the bottom, it will kill the smaller organisms like the copepods and small worms. When we lose the forage, then you have an impact on the larger fish." Making matters worse for the deep sea is the leaking well's location: It is near the continental shelf of the Gulf where a string of coral reefs flourishes. Coral is a living creature that excretes a hard calcium carbonate exoskeleton, and oil globs can kill it. There are other important habitats in shallower waters, such as an ancient oyster shell reef off the Mississippi and Alabama coasts. It is a vital nursery ground for red snapper and habitat for sponges, soft corals and starfish. Scientists are watching carefully to see whether the slick will hitch a ride to the East Coast by way of a powerful eddy known as the "loop current," which could send the spill around Florida and into the Atlantic Ocean. If that happens, the oil could foul beaches and kill marine life on the East Coast. "Once it's in the loop current, that's the worst case. Then that oil could wind up along the Keys and transported out to the Atlantic." The Gulf ecosystem is already stressed by fertilizer and other farm runoff from the Mississippi River and the loss of wetlands to erosion and development. About 2,100 square miles of wetlands have disappeared since the 1930s in the southern Louisiana. Every summer, algae caused by fertilizer runoff sucks up the oxygen in a large patch of the Gulf, creating a "dead zone" from which all sorts of sea creatures must escape. This year, they will be swimming into waters fouled by the oil spill. "We're always wondering when we may reach the point where straw breaks the camel's back. At some point you have to wonder if we will see catastrophic losses."
A large rotating cyclone of cold water is pushing into the southern body of the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current and now appears likely to destabilize or even sever the current and the oil it contains from its connection to Florida. While the BP PLC oil spill has begun to enter the current ( a powerful stream that could transport a small part of the slick to the Florida Keys in about a week) there are also signs that less oil – at least on the surface – has taken the turn south than was feared. Over the past weeks, small ocean flows spinning off the body of the Loop Current, known as cyclones or eddies, have pushed and prodded the Gulf slick. In particular, one counterclockwise eddy east of the oil's main body has determinedly dragged the crude toward the main current, resulting in its current entrainment. However, imagery now has shown that, while filaments of oil have escaped into the current, "the main pool of oil is remaining up there in the eddy" and not progressing south." More importantly, satellite shots showed that an eddy farther south along the Florida coast is expanding in size and strength. That cyclone appears likely to destabilize or even sever the Loop Current, greatly reducing the oil threat to the Florida Keys and beyond. Such a beheading is common to the current, which becomes more unstable as it pushes deeper into the Gulf of Mexico. Typically, a forceful counterclockwise cyclone near southwest Florida "punches through the Loop Current," severing the flow from its connection to the Atlantic. "It looks like that kind of scenario is imminent." After a severing, the warm rotating water of the Loop Current's head — called a "ring" — begins to flow west toward Texas. But the ring can dawdle, too, and sometimes reattaches with the main current.
It is too soon for East Coast residents to breathe a sigh of relief, however. Oil is still bobbing 120 miles off Tampa's coast, captured in the northern eddy, and before the Loop Current expires — if it does — it could still surge north and entrain more of the oil. Or it could be caught in a ring and flow westward. The oil tendrils — which federal officials have called a "sheen" — are extremely visible on satellite imagery, suggesting that there is heavier oil present in the northern eddy than has been suggested. The government may be employing some "wishful thinking" when they call it a sheen. Also, there is little certainty about how much oil has been captured by the Loop Current in deeper waters. Since much of the oil has been broken up by dispersants and is unlikely to reach the surface, it will tend to spread sideways through the Gulf. "Based on the size of the plume and the estimates that we're hearing of what is being injected at the bottom, this is a very large problem." While the Loop Current may be headed toward a severing, that will not stop oil from slowly spreading across the Gulf, especially when the hurricanes begin to hit. Some of the oil is almost certain to affect countries like Cuba and Mexico. "This is a problem that we'll have to deal with for years, as opposed to months."
An outer edge of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has reached a powerful current that could take it to Florida and beyond. A small portion of the slick from the blown-out undersea well has entered the so-called loop current, a stream of faster moving water that circulates around the Gulf before bending around Florida and up the Atlantic coast. Its arrival may portend a wider environmental catastrophe affecting the Florida Keys and beaches along that state's east coast. It will be at least another seven days before the oil reaches waters west of the Keys. Even farther south, U.S. officials were talking to Cuba about how to respond to the spill should it reach the island's northern coast. Tracking the unpredictable spill and the complex loop current is a challenge for scientists. The loop moves based on the shifting winds and other environmental factors, so even though the oil is leaking continuously it may be in the current one day, and out the next. And the slick itself has defied scientists' efforts to track it and predict its path. Instead, it has repeatedly advanced and retreated, an ominous, shape-shifting mass in the Gulf, with vast underwater lobes extending outward. At least 6 million gallons have already poured into the Gulf off Louisiana since the April 20 explosion of an offshore oil rig, THE WORST U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN DECADES. The president of the National Wildlife Federation said, "The Gulf of Mexico is a crime scene and the perpetrator cannot be left in charge of assessing the damage."
"It sounds like the plot of a cheesy B movie – A large corporation somehow messes with the environment and threatens to destroy the planet, mainstream media covers it all up, and one scientist, whom no one will listen to, figures the whole thing out just in time to save the day…Except this time, the disaster is real. The characters are nearly set as well. In the role of the catastrophe is the Gulf of Mexico oil leak. BP and Haliburton are sharing the part of the evil corporation. The Scientist would be Paul Noel, a Software Engineer for the U.S. Army at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, who has made statements suggesting that he believes that the oil pocket hit will be impossible to contain…There is even a secret document that has leaked to the Internet…The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration`s Emergency Response document, which is exactly what it sounds like, is dated April 28th and claims the scope of the spill is far worse than the public is aware of… Extinction Level Event, folks. On par with the meteor that took out the dinosaurs. That is what some say we are facing at this very moment. The end of life as we know it, a full two years before the whole crazy 2012 movement expected."
HEALTH THREATS –
Q fever bacterium common in US – An environmental study determined that Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, is fairly common in the United States, suggesting that exposure to the bacterium may be more common than what is suggested by the number of reported cases of Q fever. Researchers collected more than 1,600 environmental samples from six states and found C burnetii DNA in 6% to 44% of them. Overall, 24% of the samples tested positive. C burnetii DNA was detected in areas with livestock as well as places with human activity, such as schools, stores, and post offices. The organism is highly infectious, can survive in a variety of conditions, is present in domestic and wild animal populations, and has been weaponized. On May 12 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health alert on Q fever for those who have recently traveled to the Netherlands or Iraq.
A vision for a nationwide network of underground shelters – Each facility will have food, clothing and supplies for a year for nearly 200 people. The first Vivos bunker will be at the site of an old Cold War shelter at an undisclosed location in the middle of the desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It will be built this summer. It has a 3,000-pound, blast-proof door. In the event of a disaster, owners would meet at rendezvous points and could be escorted in by helicopters before the facilities would be secured. For $50,000, Vivos says he will guarantee your family's security in the event of a the event of an Armageddon-like disaster, such as a nuclear blast, tsunami, earthquake or other natural disaster, chemical and biological attacks, or even the predicted end of the world in 2012 (according to the Mayans). "We're not crazy, we're just preparing. We're open minded enough to prepare…Our Web site is very careful not to promote fear, but just to provide an education about all the things that are already out there." He claims the government already has top-secret shelters for the elite. "You know, I've had a lot of people say, 'I don't know if I want to be around after something like that happens.' I say, 'Why? It could be a nuclear blast, you need shelter, but the rest of the world might be fine. Who is to say that the world won't be fine afterwards? Might have a lot less population, but it could be very nice world…Would you want to survive or would you want to sit on the porch with chardonnay or Jack Daniels and watch the show?"
Signs in False Shepherds/Religion
For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions, always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind, worthless in regard to the faith. But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs was also. 2 Timothy 3:6-9
Newark Pastor Accused of Forcing Teen Girls Into Sex Acts at NJ Motel
NBC New York
May 19, 2010
A Newark pastor allegedly forced two teenage girls to videotape him and one of his congregants engaged in sexual acts at a New Jersey motel, authorities said.
Jehovah's Witness teenager died after refusing blood
By Danielle Dwyer, PA
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
A teenage Jehovah's Witness who was crushed by a car as it crashed into a shop died after refusing a blood transfusion in hospital.
Why my baby really is magic: Woman claims fertility spell helped her conceive after six years of trying
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
13th May 2010
The daughter of a 'white witch' has claimed she gave birth after six years of trying because her mother cast a fertility spell on her.
Mexican Saints, Troubled Spirits
By Alma Guillermoprieto
National Geographic – May 2010
The inmate known as El Niño, or Little Boy, entered the Center for Enforcement of the Legal Consequences of Crime nine and a half years ago. Tall and gangly, with a goofy, childlike smile, he appears never to have grown up, though the memory of his deeds would make another man's hair go white.
University research: Jesus walked on ice
April 04, 2006
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A Florida State University researcher believes he has a natural explanation for the biblical account of Jesus' miraculous walk on the surface of the Sea of Galilee – ice.
Faith under Fire
"Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matthew 5:11-12
"You will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endured to the end will be delivered." Matthew 10:22
Hindu Nationalists in India Plan ‘Religious Cleansing’ in Madhya Pradesh District
May 20 (CDN)
Hindu nationalist organizations in Madhya Pradesh state have declared their intentions to rid Mandla district of all Christian influence by starting preparations for a large “reconversion” event next year.
Shari’a court consents to destruction of churches in northern Nigeria
May 21, 2010
Three Protestant churches and a pastor’s home were demolished on May 15 and 19 in Kano state in northern Nigeria after a local Shari’a court consented to their destruction.
Second Wave of Deportations Hits Foreign Christians in Morocco
May 21 (CDN)
In a second wave of deportations from Morocco, officials of the majority-Muslim country have expelled 26 foreign Christians in the last 10 days without due process.
Killings of Egypt’s Christians Escalate In Ghastly Slaughter Nearly Ignored in the West
By YOUSSEF IBRAHIM, Special to the Sun | May 19, 2010
The New York Sun
At 11:30 p.m. on January 6, the Orthodox Christmas for millions of Egyptian Christians, gunshots rang from a drive-by car, killing 7 parishioners exiting evening mass. The Nagaa Hamadi Church Massacre, as it became known, left 26 seriously injured in the small southern town.
Suining Christians Arrested, Beaten, and Released – House Churches Increasingly Fight for Rights
May 21, 2010
Report by Radio Free Asia
Eight people were arrested and two people were beaten during a gathering of a house church in Suining in Sichuan province. According to the members of the church, the police treated them as if they were criminals, hence the conflict.