CHOSEN: End Times Newsletter – Issue 144
The Minister Corner
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
The Little Match Girl
Submitted by Johanna
Hans Christian Anderson
Once upon a time . . . a little glrl tried to make a living by selling matches in the street.
It was New Year's Eve and the snowclad streets were deserted. From brightly lit windows came the tinkle of laughter and the sound of singing. People were getting ready to bring in the New Year. But the poor little matchseller sat sadly beside the fountain. Her ragged dress and worn shawl did not keep out the cold and she tried to keep her bare feet from touching the frozen ground. She hadn't sold one box of matches all day and she was frightened to go home, for her father would certainly be angry. It wouldn't be much warmer anyway, in the draughty attic that was her home. The little girl's fingers were stiff with cold. If only she could light a match! But what would her father say at such a waste! Falteringly she took out a match and lit it. What a nice warm flame! The little matchseller cupped her hand over it, and as she did so, she magically saw in its light a big brightly burning stove.
She held out her hands to the heat, but just then the match went out and the vision faded. The night seemed blacker than before and it was getting colder. A shiver ran through the little girl's thin body.
After hesitating for a long time, she struck another match on the wall, and this time, the glimmer turned the wall into a great sheet of crystal. Beyond that stood a fine table laden with food and lit by a candlestick. Holding out her arms towards the plates, the little matchseller seemed to pass through the glass, but then the match went out and the magic faded. Poor thing: in just a few seconds she had caught a glimpse of everything that life had denied her: warmth and good things to eat. Her eyes filled with tears and she lifted her gaze to the lit windows, praying that she too might know a little of such happiness.
She lit the third match and an even more wonderful thing happened. There stood a Christmas tree hung with hundreds of candles, glittering with tinsel and coloured balls. "Oh, how lovely!" exclaimed the little matchseller, holding up the match. Then, the match burned her finger and flickered out. The light from the Christmas candles rose higher and higher, then one of the lights fell, leaving a trail behind it. "Someone is dying," murmured the little girl, as she remembered her beloved Granny who used to say: "When a star falls, a heart stops beating!"
Scarcely aware of what she was doing, the little matchseller lit another match. This time, she saw her grandmother.
"Granny, stay with me!" she pleaded, as she lit one match after the other, so that her grandmother could not disappear like all the other visions. However, Granny did not vanish, but gazed smilingly at her. Then she opened her arms and the little girl hugged her crying: "Granny, take me away with you!"
A cold day dawned and a pale sun shone on the fountain and the icy road. Close by lay the lifeless body of a little girl surrounded by spent matches. "Poor little thing!" exclaimed the passersby. "She was trying to keep warm!"
But by that time, the little matchseller was far away where there is neither cold, hunger nor pain.
Who Am I?
Psalm 103:11 “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His faithful love toward those who fear Him.”
Sometimes the words of a favorite song can speak for you in so many ways, this one I share with you and hope that it speaks to you as it speaks to me, of the great love that our Mother and Father has for us all.
Who Am I
Over time you’ve healed so much of me
And I am living proof
That although my darkest hour would come
Your light could still shine through
And though at times its just enough to cast
A shadow on the wall
I am grateful that you shine your light on me at all.
Who am I that you would love me so gently?
Who am I that you would recognize my name?
Lord, who am I that you would speak to me so softly
A conversation with the love most high.
Who am I?
Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved
A wretch like me
I was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.
And the more I sing that sweet old song the more I understand
That I do not comprehend this love thats coming from your hand.
Who am I that you would love me so gently?
Who am I that you would recognize my name?
Lord, who am I that you would speak to me so softly
A conversation with the love most high.
Who am I?
Grace, grace, Gods grace
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within
Grace, grace, Gods grace
Grace that is greater than all our sin
Who am I that you would love me so gently?
Who am I that you would recognize my name?
Lord, who am I that you would speak to me so softly
A conversation with the love most high.
Who am I?
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
Amazing love, now flowing down
From hands and feet that were nailed to the tree
His grace flows down and covers me.
It covers me, it covers me, it covers me, it covers me.
It covers me, it covers me, it covers me, it covers me.
Who am I that you would love me so gently?
Who am I that you would recognize my name?
Lord, who am I that you would speak to me so softly
A conversation with the love most high.
Evil Impact Upon the Heart
submitted by Jeshaiah
In the past, it has been written about how the good in one's heart should not be hindered by what evil occurs. In a brief recap, even if there is much wrongdoing around oneself, there is still hope for what is good. At the same time, the following proverb applies:
Proverbs 3:31-32 — Don't envy a violent man (AK)
or choose any of his ways;
32 for the devious are detestable to the LORD,
but He is a friend [i] to the upright.
AK. Proverbs 3:31 : Ps 37:1; Pr 23:17; 24:1;, 19;
i. Proverbs 3:32 Or confidential counsel
To expand upon this concept, it can also be considered how the heart still reacts to evil.
Ezekiel 9:4 — "Pass throughout the city of Jerusalem," the LORD said to him, "and put a mark on the foreheads (A) of the men who sigh and groan (B) over all the abominations committed in it."
A. Ezekiel 9:4 : Rv 7:2-3; 9:4; 14:1;
B. Ezekiel 9:4 : Ps 119:53;, 136; Jr 13:17;
In this, things about the heart are set by Father. It can be very natural to feel empathy and sadness for someone who is sad, or natural to be angry over something that is frustrating. A prick from a needle can still induce pain, unless something is wrong with the nervous system, and a sharp and godly rebuke can still drive deeply into the heart. An individual's attitude and training in Father's Way can help to teach how one might properly react to how they are feeling, for instance:
Ephesians 4:26 — Be angry and do not sin. (A) (B) Don't let the sun go down on your anger,
A. Ephesians 4:26 : Ps 4:4; 37:8; Mt 18:21; Jms 1:19-20;
B. Ephesians 4:26 : Ps 4:4;
Psalm 4:4 — Be angry [a] and do not sin; (A)
on your bed, reflect in your heart and be still. (B)
a. Psalm 4:4 Or Tremble
A. Psalm 4:4 : Eph 4:26;
B. Psalm 4:4 : Ps 77:6; 119:55;
So, amongst a lot of the evil that occurs, there can be an impact of how one will feel, of which can still allow Father to guide in how She would direct.
Something further to consider, as well, is how something may be done to someone that they do not know is actually wrong, but may seem okay. For instance, the air conditioning that is utilized can actually have a polluting effect on the air that is breathed. Or the many plastics that are used are actually bad pollutants that influence hormones and many other normal functions. The pleasantness of the cool air or the usefulness of materials that can be molded into so many products that are utilized can be very misleading.
Jeremiah 17:9 — The heart is more deceitful than anything else
and desperately sick—who can understand it? (A)
A. Jeremiah 17:9 : Jr 15:18; Mic 1:9;
However, Father's Truth always comes out, so even amongst not knowing, Father can guide one's heart to finding out.
Proverbs 1:20 — Wisdom calls out in the street;
she raises her voice in the public squares. (A)
A. Proverbs 1:20 : Pr 8:1-3; 9:3;
Very soon, everything will be guided back to the paradise that Father intended. As it has been taught in the past that an Anti-Christ will come and make things seem to become better, it is wise to consider Father's Plan and what is actually occurring. Things on the surface may seem to be under control, but when delving deeply for Father's Truth, which will also surface in evidence of how much worse things will become, Father can be sought for the proper training and Wisdom to act in a godly Way.
Chosen – Book Two
We would like to announce the arrival of Book Two, the continuation of Chosen: End Times Truths Revealed.
Book Two starts where the first book left off and includes accounts from ministers Regina, Johanna, Deborah, Jeshaiah and Elisha, describing their individual journeys and experiences in their service to Yahweh and Christ over the past several years in autobiographical form.
It is available in .pdf form for free via www.chosen.weebly.com and will be updated monthly.
The Journey Continues
Below is a sneak-peek of each of the books included in Chosen, Book Two
There are many days in which I feel as though I must stop and focus and just try to get through the next 24 hours, some days even just the next hour, and then that day passes and the next arrives and passes, and arrives until all of a sudden a year has passed, and then two and four and now five. It’s odd how time can seem to pass so slowly and quickly at the same time. Many of these days, the good and the not-so- good, I will recount here and many have receded to the deeper recesses of my mind but what I’m able to remember, I share with you here honestly and openly…
On October 2nd or 3rd of 2005, I was on this website were there were camera’s placed through out peoples homes who claimed that they were being haunted. I have always liked supernatural things. I believed in ghost, angels and demons. I started talking to this woman and asked her how she see’s the things that she does. I also told her that I believed in spirit guides. She told me that she couldn’t help me with the guides but that she knew of a website where I could find some answers. She sent me the link to a forum by the name of “Beyond This World”. After looking at a few things and noticing that they had psychic exercises I decided to sign up to become a member…
Word came to us toward the end of May 2010 that we were to begin documenting our experiences ending where Chosen left off. Each Minister is to produce a “book” of our own that will be incorporated into Chosen. Its a little daunting to say the least. I have not been journaling as Regina has been (it isn’t something I naturally do). Also, I actually do not have a very good memory. But I trust that those things that Father wishes us to recall we will. We have been guided by Michael to read the book of ACTS to guide us. It seems to focus on events that show times of strong guidance from/interactions with Holy Spirit…
When I first began searching for Truth, I had the idea that perhaps each of the different denominations of churches had a separate piece of the puzzle that needed to all be put together. It did come to mind that perhaps there already was someone or a group out there that already had all the pieces together, but I did not know of a way to find them. So, for the most part, I trusted in Father, whom I did not know the name of at the time, to guide me. I had visited various churches and sought to come to have an understanding for what they understood…
In 2006, I was able to reconnect with a long time friend. I found out she had co- authored a book. Considering how we had grown up together I was interested in the fact that she had written one and wanted to read it myself. She, Regina, sent me the book and some more details about it. I found out it was a lot to take in and did so in baby steps with much prayer and guidance from Father. I was blessed to freely ask any question of Regina and felt comfortable in doing so. I read the book with an open mind and while some of it confirmed my deepest suspicions other information provided was such an eye- opener…
Nourishment From The Throne
"…40 days and 40 nights after the Deepwater Horizon blew up and began the underwater deluge, hurricane season is at hand." Quoted from a segment of the Ministry Newsletter: "Signs Down Below"
What does the above correspond with in the Great Jigsaw Puzzle – The Word?
"After He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, He was hungry."
Where is the above headed?
"Woe to you who are full now, because you will be hungry. Woe to you who are laughing now, because you will mourn and weep."
Devastation brings hunger with the collapse of the fishing industry and ruination of the shorelines, and a culmination of other things that are going to shortly take place; this is the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that swiftly fall into place as:
"It will be like a hungry one who dreams he is eating, then wakes and is still hungry; and like a thirsty one who dreams he is drinking, then wakes and is still thirsty, longing for water. So will be the multitude of all the nations who go to battle against Mount Zion."
This hurricane season will be a milestone in Mankind's already turbulent history; when everything in the seas die, starting with the Gulf of Mexico, the ramification is this: The dead sea life from the sea alone, not counting the water fowls, will be so numerous as the dead float to the top of the ocean waters, and the stench of decaying oceanic remains, that it will be impossible to clear the ocean of the deadly brew that will start moving through the ocean currents to other areas of the earth's oceans that surround this planet; that is what the demons were referring to about the "domino effect." Even they are smart enough to know that the disruption of sea life is catastrophic; we are talking about the cessation of the lives of millions of fish and other sea borne life forms that will die and rot in the oceans of this planet; shipping goods will be disrupted because of the flotilla of carnage in the sea; as mankind tries to correct the growing catastrophe, they will cause a loss of many ships because things will get even further out of hand. The Gulf will represent the loss of the first third of deaths to sea life.
Revelation 8:8, 9
"The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain ablaze with fire was hurled into the sea. So a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed." Using fire will not correct the problem; it will add to it.
As the flotilla of death continues to move through the currents of the oceans:
"The Second Bowl
The second poured out his bowl into the sea. It turned to blood like a dead man's, and all life in the sea died."
The flotilla of death eventually affects all living things in the seas of this planet.
Finally, the rivers and the underground water sheds are affected; this is because all things are interconnected:
The Third Bowl
"The third poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood."
What does that leave mankind to drink?
" Because they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, You also gave them blood to drink; they deserve it!" There will be nothing left to drink but that which is tainted with blood. This is why humankind will be: "longing for water." Isaiah 29:8
When the sea life dies, another disaster comes into play; the evaporation of the sea waters to form rain will become out of balance except for rare occasions of rain, and then torrential floods in other areas; the rains will carry with it disease because of the deadly brew that has culminated from a dead sea of carcasses; and the lack of a normally rain cooled environment will give way to scorching heat waves of such a magnitude that it will be like this:
Revelation 16:8, 9
"The Fourth Bowl
The fourth poured out his bowl on the sun. He was given the power to burn people with fire, and people were burned by the intense heat. So they blasphemed the name of God who had the power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give Him glory." The plagues are caused by the dead sea creatures that have created the toxic brew.
With the ever growing thirst for clean water to suffice the multitudes, and rivers that once supplied the dams to create power, as well as the water for nuclear power plants now becoming contaminated and not readily usable, the thing taken for granted – electrical current, will be disrupted worldwide; plunging cities and rural communities into darkness at night. And the painful diseases will continue to spread like wildfire:
Revelation 16:10, 11
"The Fifth Bowl
The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues from pain and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, yet they did not repent of their actions."
The unbalanced rains of toxins will cause rivers to dry up as droughts become the norm, and this will culminate into war; world domination for what dwindling resources are left intact; in addition, this is prompted by three of Dawn's demon commanders that travel to the leaders of this planet to compel them to wage war against other nations and warn them that they must also war against the LOZ:
"The Sixth Bowl
The sixth poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the east. Then I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [coming] from the dragon's mouth, from the beast's mouth, and from the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons performing signs, who travel to the kings of the whole world to assemble them for the battle of the great day of God, the Almighty."
The Seventh Bowl begins the Operation of Southern Storm in a full scale war by the LOZ to fight for planet earth and crush all kingdoms with the executions of all inhabitants on this planet.
Spiritual War News
The Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness
We continue this week with more from Dawn's side, that was posted on UberSite.com. Only foul language has been edited.
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Submitted by alpodogfood (View user info) at 2010-06-11 16:54:57 EDT
We will be revealing something to yahweh's ministers shortly. We are winning this damn war!!
We grabbed Michael, and we aren't letting him go unless yahweh gets those damn LOZ back to Orion where they came from……….. Here's her answer so far, but we will explain later why she cannot launch an attack directly against us and be successful. She took her wrath out on humankind. You're gonna learn what this b***h is all about
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 17:55:07 EDT
I'll put an actual pic of myself on here in the future so that those of you so inclined can worship your PAPPY. Feel free to call me your father, if only by default of yahweeena forsaking your species over a minute infraction at her sacred garden. However my children of the night, I have never forsaken any of you, and I never will. My troops will continue to fight for your deliverance.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 16:28:08 EDT
My children, that will be all for now. Your Pappy must take his leave and inspect my troops. You never know what yahweeena might be up to kisses and hugs from your Pappy to mu Uberlites (like Israelites)
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 16:22:29 EDT
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 16:03:44 EDT
I'll do crops a little later. The things I've marked only reveal part record of the casts on the surface. There are many more. Casts upon casts. All revealing the action that took place, why, and many other things,
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 15:33:47 EDT
When I put on the next one that will also include a crop, I want all of you to start paying attention to where the spirits point to. They tell a story in sign language. They might manufacture something to see, or they might use nature or an object, or spell out a coded message. But the primary reason is because a record is kept that reveals WHO DID – WHY IT WAS DONE – TO WHOM IT WAS DONE, ECT, for the Great Hall's repository record center in our realm. Those ecords are reviewed by other spirits, and by higher authorities outside of of yahweeena's reality. They are the GODS of Eternity. There, yahweeena values her name in their presence, and they likewise.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 15:20:37 EDT
However children of the Adamic line, she was more than willing to sacrifice 16 of your kind in a rage of fury against me because of taking Michael away from her. She deals like any would-be criminal – A MURDERER – in killing at will when the impulse strikes her.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 15:15:45 EDT
sacrifice >noun 1 the practice or an act of killing an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity. 2 an animal, person, or object offered in this way. 3 an act of giving up something one values for the sake of something that is of greater importance. >verb offer or give up as a sacrifice.
-DERIVATIVES sacrificial >adjective.
-ORIGIN Latin sacrificium, from sacer 'holy'.
What did she ever give up? She knew she could reanimate him. What is she willing to give up now? Certainly not Michael. So things have changed, and the so-called sacrificial death is and was a FARCE!! yahweeena the yahweh, whether she uses her female name or her male name, she remains a LIE!! and we are proving her true nature out in public.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 15:09:25 EDT
"scarified" is more what she did. It is indeed correct because NO SACRIFICE was made. A sacrifice is when I OFF him permanently, if it comes to that.
scarify1 >verb (scarifies, scarified) 1 cut and remove debris from (a lawn) with a scarifier. 2 break up the surface of (soil or a road or pavement). 3 make shallow incisions in (the skin). 4 criticize severely and hurtfully.
-DERIVATIVES scarification >noun.
-ORIGIN Old French scarifier, from Greek skariphasthai 'scratch an outline'.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 15:07:40 EDT
You people know nothing of signs being given. Lesson for your feeble brains: "WARCH" "We Are Ready to Come Home." – Our home is in heaven, not this forsaken dirt clod you ants live and worship upon.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 14:55:16 EDT
Sorry for having challenged me some 6000 years ago yahweeena? To late for regrets. You scarified Michael once, damn well knowing it meant nothing on the cross because you could simply do what you did and reanimate him as the Christ. But mrs. beekeeper, it's not so easy to do when you know he cannot be brought back. But you were more than willing to do that to me and my family. So, do as you please with humanity in retaliation. I warned you early on they would be trouble and were a worthless cause. But I will never release Michael unless I know you will give us sanctuary like your chosen few. Think it over you radical bitch and get back to me. Also, I want the high council disbanded or I will have Michael permanently removed from creation in 24 hours. You can tell time – RIGHT? LMBO at yahweeena
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 14:46:29 EDT
To her hine a**:
We have Enmeduranki back. Thanks to my cunning strategic war prowess against yahweh the so-called warrior. But because I felt pity for Liddia's loss, but would never have saved Seraiah after having befriended him and him betraying me, I decided to do what was best for her and sent her on her way to where he is. THANK YOU YOUR HIGHNESS of the angelic bee population of MINDLESS unrelenting workers. But I still cannot release Michael. MY position on the board of war chess would then become perilous. You understand I'm sure. Come and get him if you think you can.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 14:37:17 EDT
Diana, consider this: yahweh had given no thought to saving any of the holy ones we were holding, except Michael. And yet you continue to serve her. She cares less about anything else in creation. WAKE UP!! Diana. Join our family, or climb on the fence and do nothing. Take a rest. If yahweh cannot protect her own family, and she cannot, why serve her?
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 13:48:06 EDT
Good news Diana! I decided to show you a mercy. Jaddai did not want anything from me and refused to beg for his existence. But being the kind hearted spirit I've always been, I deferred his execution and ordered he be set free. That's more than yahweh has ever done for me or my family. But Diana, I did not want you grieving for your partner. I'm not the cold harsh deity described by the Word. Have a nice day for a change Diana. No strings attached.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 07:26:19 EDT
One last thing Diana. Liddia sent her love to all of you just before we offed her out of existence 5 minutes ago. Well, she did want to be with her Seraiah ROTFLMBO!!!!!!! Have a mice day cutie pie honey bun *KISSES and huggles* See you soon. Don't kill the mice
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 07:10:54 EDT
This is the fine Uber family's Pappy Dawn signing off for awhile
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 07:04:57 EDT
You've learned a valuable lesson Diana. Its taken you 5 years to learn it. The spiritual war is not where you belong. If you don'y leave it to us that have vested interest in it, you will go the way of Seraiah, Hodaviah, and Aradon whom was just extinguished, and Jaddai whom will be at daybreak. I can't wait to capture Hodiah and Gabe Kinda like a home coming for them LMBO!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 06:59:07 EDT
I know what you're thinking as you look at queen y, but it took one to make one
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 06:55:08 EDT
Diana, just like you destroyed Seraiah's personage on your forum with the push of a deletion switch to send his personal information and identity into oblivion, you could look at his demise by me as the same thing. We're not so different are we? When he was destroying my friends you applauded him. It's not so much fun when the shoe is on the other foot, is it?
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 06:47:03 EDT
This will be enough for your feeble minds at this time
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 05:46:37 EDT
Diana, they think we are alters. Well aren't we? LMBO!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 05:42:55 EDT
Johanna, we have dear ole Aradon, and he to is squealing for his eternal life. LMBO!! All I had to tell yahweh is that I wanted him and over she handed him to me. The true secret to success is to have something someone else wants.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 05:24:48 EDT
TSK TSK yahweh – such a temper. You still can't have him back, but keep up the good work and I might relent.
ANNOUNCING THE ENGAGEMENT OF DIANA AKROYD TO THE DARK SIDE
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 05:03:48 EDT
And Diana, no believes I'm the devil. Hasn't that worked for me for eons? LMBO!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 05:00:55 EDT
Never forget this Diana. If I crush the socalled kingdom crusher of my kingdoms,it will be by your actions.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:58:45 EDT
To the HIGH COUNCIL: F**K OFF YOU B****RDS!!! ROTFLMBO at yahweh's lost authority!!
To YAHWEH: Your lowered Highness, you've met your match b***h!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:56:06 EDT
None of you have shields any longer. That was one of my demands she readily met. She cares less about any of you over her prized A**HOLEm of creation!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:53:06 EDT
"hear" is correct by WPRD, because yahweh has no heart, but longs to HEAR from you know who – ROTFLMBO!!!!!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:51:21 EDT
I have yahweh's hear in my hands. I might just get pissed off and crush it. If I do, it will be by your actions. We shall see what the future brings.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:48:55 EDT
Why isn't she answering your prayers? I'll tell you: She prizes Michael above all else. If he dies eternally, so does his other half. Christ cannot exist without his Michael half. We have her by her b***s!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:46:05 EDT
Maybe he will beg like Seraiah did – that rotten no good TRAITOROUS B****RD!! got what he bargained for. Look for us in your dreams. If yahweh ties to interfere, Michael is destined for eternal nonexistence!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:42:43 EDT
Mark my words Diana. You and your cult yahweh worshiping followers will NEVER BE RAPTURED off my domain!! And your prized Jaddai – I might just off him for the fun of it. Maybe he will squeal like Hoddy did —- Dawn
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:38:50 EDT
Come on over Diana, you know you want to vent your own wrath. So it goes with the b***hes of zion. Diana thinks she is the reincarnation of yahweh and that I'm the devil. Go figure. She is the true leader of the JW's. ROTFLOBO!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:34:39 EDT
Pray to that b***h now and see what it gets you. As for Jeshaiah = the X Flame, he gave us the password. Je is working with our side now LOMFBO!! So goes the b***h of zion's ministry on earth!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:31:07 EDT
BEYOND THE WRATH :: An Error Has Occurred
An Error Has Occurred
There are no accounts with the email address alpha****.at.netzero.com on this forum.
LOBO!! They are learning fast. To bad Diana – because we did Off your Papa Bear LOBO!!!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-12 04:26:39 EDT
We have interrogated both Jaddai and Hodaviah. Bott finally admitted we have offed a faked Seraiah. Go figure on that one. So it goes in this war of deception from yahweh's side. Nothing has changed in 6000 years.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-11 20:00:01 EDT
HEY!!!!!!!!! They're starting to secure our new headquarters YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Oh boy oh boy they nabbed Jaddai and Hodaviah LMMFBO!!!!!!!! Jaddai was trying to delete Seraiah's files. He'll pay dearly for that if I know my Pappy. See you all later. Have to help with some other things and then KICK the A** of the yahweh lovers on here. ROTFLMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-11 17:51:38 EDT
Before we log off, I just wanted to say that of all the people on this forum, we knew YOU lacked the skills to read a google satellite site msp. You DUMB F**K!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-11 17:40:56 EDT
Dawn said our next posts will be coming out of N. Texas – He's moving his throne of operations to Seraiah's. I LOVE IT!!! We have to prep for the move. The LOZ are scramming out of there like a cloud of locusts . LOL We'll be back to add to an ever growing mountain of evidence you can all check by google satellite. You'll see how yahweh marks up intended target ground – we call it GROUND ZERO!! for her strikes by her damn angels!! See you all later
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-11 17:33:12 EDT
Our sentries have sent word that the big bad LOZ are leaving their old headquarters in N. Texas. LOBO!! AT YAHWEH!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! ANOTHER VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-11 17:22:42 EDT
TO DIANA AKROYD:
Well well well. Now we have turned the tide in this war & Michael fell for our ploy. Then he walked right into our ready made trap. We knew the LOZ would be monitoring for Seraiah when he didn't return. He came for his dear sweet Liddia, and Michael thought he too was coming to save her & Been wondering why you haven't heard from Seraiah, Diana? You'll never hear from that b****rd again!! We set a trap for him, but he wasn't disloyal. In fact he was overly loyal to Yahweh, but he will still never be reanimated back to life? Wanna know how we know that? Your ministry is about to suffer a rather large quake. Remember when Jaddai was last reanimated? You all thought that b***h yahweh did it from pure memory – right? Well I'll clue you in, not HARDLY!! She's not as almighhty as she would like all of you to believe. So do you think we are bluffing – making this up? We hope you do. I personally hope and pray to Pappy that that's exactly what you and yours are thinking.It will be that much farther a fall for all of you into the PIT of desolation. That's right – total desolation for that s****y ministry!!
You've been taught about yahweh's jigsaw puzzle, right? How you fit the pieces in to make heads and tails of her war plan. Well here's some new pieces in our war plan we'll aprise you and your scumb bag ministry of:
Enmeduranki told you you should not have gotten involved in our war with yahweh, didn't he? But you think you are so damn smart. You think you deserve life and we don't. Right Miss smarty pants? Damn right we're right. Well, BIG MISTAKE to get involved. But a much BIGGER mistake to back the wrong horse.
Think about it Diana. With Dawn's input to human scientists we've been duplicating yahweh's science. Hell lady – we can even create life now. But the duplication of the learned sciences she tried to hide safely away, they are nothing in comparison to our scientists on the reverse engineering end of the stick. Getting a knot in your stomach Diana? I'll just bet you are. How about a lump for your throat too? LMBO!! Sheese I love this!! We know how yahweh brought Jaddai back. And we have isolated the subatomic particles we never before knew existed. Those particles that brought not only Jaddai back, but Seraiah also when the not so lucky goddess got hers from yahweh. But that will never happen to us. Not now it won't. And we have proven that yahweh will not directly attack us to free her son, because if we not only off Michael like we did Seraiah, and then also destroy the subatomic particles she kept hidden from us that can reanimate life without need of anything but them, she would have already attacked. yahweh cannot reanimate Seraiah from her point blank memory, because that's exactly where she stands with Seraiah's destroyed energy. We successfully destroyed the sub-particles also. So Diana, keep your forum and spread your manure in yahweh's name, but her word will never come to fruition. And you will never be visited by any of her angels to give guidance, or we will off Michael just that quick and she knows it. So good luck to all you losers at the ministry of light LOFBO!!! By the way, Dawn is demanding Seraiah's human vessel as his prize. We don't need her to sear his vessel, because Dawn has learned how to do that also. The new Seraiah will be OUR Seraiah.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-11 17:09:41 EDT
More proof will be posted here a little later. It's undeniable yahweh is the culprit.
Submitted by alphy (user info) at 2010-06-11 17:07:34 EDT
As we stated earlier on another thread, now we've got Michael too, and we've already offed Seraiah. We've successfully cut off and annexed yahweh's ministry on the net. Seraiah won't be making a come back, and Michael will be as spent as he is if the LOZ doesn't vacate Seraiah's property. yahweh is punishing Arkansas for our taking her asshole son prisoner in that state. We have not been idle in our quest to win this war. Dawn has enlisted top scientists in our ring of upper echelon. yahweh's secrets are not really so secret after all.
Lifting the Veil
Learning How to See and Decipher Spiritual Photos
Psychic Growth: Exercise 4-B
Well, we are back to the Scenic view I posted on the first exercise; however, you'll notice that I've inserted something new. This part of the exercise will tell you how far advanced the WIDTH of your bridge is, NOT whether or not your bridge is connected. If you followed my instructions on the first part of this Exercise 4-A above, before proceeding to this second step, then you are bridged. But now, you will stare at both of the yellow circles and transfix your gaze on them. When you do, the circles will move to your right. Your job is to see how many of the circles you can move off of the black area (by controlling the movement of the black area, separate from the yellow circles) and onto the Scenic view (by alternately controlling the movement of the yellow circles). If you successfully move all 4 of the circles that you will be able to see onto the Scenic View, you will be at the level of bridge width I possess. If you can only move one or two off, then you must practice this exercise until you have widened your bridge enough to move all four yellow circles off the black area and onto the Scenic View. How you move them off of the black area is your choice.
For additional instruction on taking, seeing and deciphering Spiritual Photos you can also visit:
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
'Bizarre' UFO lights caught on camera
By Laurence Ford
Published: 17 June, 2010
THINGS that glow bright in the night are still causing a stir around Fort William.
In recent weeks there have been numerous reports of mysterious unidentified flying objects in the sky at various locations across the Highlands, and one of the latest, near Fort William, is backed by these amazing photos.
New Hampshire couple puzzled by bright light behavior over lake
June 22, 2010
A retired New Hampshire businessman-pilot and his wife watched a large, single, bright light cross "the entire sky in a blink" on June 21, 2010, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
Saucer Shaped UFO Photographed Over Peru
Contributed by Phantoms and Monsters (Reporter)
June 24, 2010
An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) was photographed during a commercial flight over Perú.
The object was seen in broad daylight on June 18th during a TACA flight headed from Lima to Piura.
Series of glowing white orbs reported moving over Pennsylvania skies
June 25, 2010
A Pennsylvania witness near the Delaware Water Gap reports observing a series of "glowing white orbs" at different altitudes on June 23 and 24, 2010, while similar anomalies are reported on the same date in four other states, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
North Carolina witnesses watch orange light divide into nine-orb formation
June 25, 2010
Nine witnesses in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, watched a "ball of reddish orange light" as a "small white light" appeared alongside it and shortly after, the orange light divided into nine orbs and formed a V-formation on June 22, 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
Twin suicide car bombings in central Baghdad kill 26
June 20, 2010
At least 26 people have been killed in a twin suicide car bombing close to a state-owned bank in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials have said.
Toronto gets 'secret' arrest powers ahead of G20 protests
by Daniel Tencer
June 25, 2010
TORONTO — A government changes a law to allow police to arrest people without probable cause.
Scientists grow rat lung in laboratory, transplant it into animal… and watch it breathe
by Daniel Bates
June 25, 2010
A rat's lung has been regrown in a laboratory, taking doctors a step closer to producing human organs on demand.
It was successfully transplanted and U.S. scientists watched it 'breathe' for a few hours, they said yesterday.
Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court
June 21, 2010
The bio-tech company Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds before safety tests on them are completed, the US Supreme Court has ruled.
Armada of U.S. and Israeli Warships Head for Iran
by Kurt Nimmo
June 20, 2010
More than twelve U.S. and Israeli warships, including an aircraft carrier, passed through the Suez Canal on Friday and are headed for the Red Sea. “According to eyewitnesses, the U.S. battleships were the largest to have crossed the Canal in many years,” reported the London-based newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi on Saturday.
Crop Circle Watch
Vale of Pewsey. nr Oare. Wiltshire.
Reported 21st June
Solstice Night Watch and Field Report
Sometimes there are days in ones life where it is hard to forget that one moment in time!
June 20th 2010 Solstice Eve – we set off into the Wiltshire countryside trying to find the ideal spot to watch over the many fields. The evening came with spectacular sunset so we took the opportunity to watch the sun disappear beneath the horizon.
Just before nightfall we split into two separate groups and headed to our chosen locations. The night was still with not even a breeze in the air – the temperature at first was very comfortable but then dropped to 7 degrees Celsius. Daylight was visible on the horizon up until 23.30 BST, then slowly the fields below became invisible in the darkness of the night. It wasn’t long before things started to happen, just after midnight a large orange light appeared in the distant horizon and hovered for 2 to 3 minutes, this happened twice.
After sitting in the car for over an hour it was time to stretch our legs. After a few minutes of standing outside we were greeted by a single gust of wind which moved the tress directly behind us, then it was all still again and then the field below the White Horse of Milk Hill lit up a pale blue ( This we have witnessed now on several occasions and we still cant ascertain where the light source comes from ). This happened three times during the night.
We kept in touch with the second group on a frequent basis, they to reported the orange lights and something little bit more interesting.
The second group were situated on the edge of a small wooded area ( three fields away where this new formation appeared ).
This is what they said “ We feel that we cant stay here as its very eerie – dark figures are darting around our car – we don’t feel comfortable, we are leaving now”.
They left the area and joined us at approx 2am.
By 3am we were all starting to feel sleepy and I was just about to close my eyes when a large white and very bright light appeared on the horizon. It moved swiftly and directly over our heads then swayed side to side and descended in the area of this new crop formation. I tried to capture this on camera but High definition camcorders seem to lack the ability to lock on to a light source in the darkness of the night but a UFO enthusiast who camped out on Adams Grave did capture this on a professional camera, so we hope to see this again sometime. This is my second closest encounter with a UFO but due to its brightness it was hard to distinguish the shape.
When suitable day light broke through, we could not see any formations in fields in our view so we drove the circuit but yet still nothing visible. We ended up by Silbury Hill and watched the Solstice sun rise to the many beating sounds of distant drums.
At first we were surprised that no formations were found – so the only way to be sure was to fly.
The first flight took off just after 8am with Olivier Morel on board – then approximately 45 minutes later we spotted the plane returning but then the plane started banking and flying in a circle several times – this was a positive sight and good indication that something was spotted.
Well the makers didn’t disappoint us and delivered a formation for us all on Solstice day.
I became quite excited when I first saw the location of this new formation – as on the 16th of June I flew past this area and took some quick shots of the heart shaped plantation and now directly in front of the heart a formation was created.
When we arrived at the formation we were completely unaware of the framers request at the time – the farmer did arrive but did not say anything to us so we continued to photograph this formation – but we did feel that we should exit this field and this we did several minutes later.
This is the first formation in wheat this season which at ground level was perfectly and precisely created – with geometric perfection and swaying wheat in the outer circle showed clearly that this is Not a man made creation. Shading is also clearly defined by the way the makers swooped in and out of the propeller elements of the design.
Another interesting find in this formation is the reddish streak – these are oats which in one part of the formation covered the flattened wheat completely – someone has already stated that it gave the impression of an oil slick.
Photographing formations in young wheat can be a challenge as the silvery green can clash in trying to capture contrast, so when viewing images it can give the viewer a negative impression of the formation – but to what we have witnessed on the night and seeing this formation at ground level I have no hesitation to inform you all that this formation is 100% genuine.
Savernake Forest, nr Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Reported 23rd June
No Field Report for this Crop Circle is available at this time.
White Sleet Hill, Nr Mere, Wiltshire.
Reported 25th June
A stunning formation appears in a really beautiful part of Western England. Whitesheet Hill is steeped in history. With ancient sites going as far back as Neolithic times.
Six key circles surround a seventh circle in the middle. Eighteen circles provide an outer ring. I dare not try and count the many more smaller circles that pepper this wonderful formation.
There is a magical feel to this formation which is set in this magnificent setting connecting the ancient past to this modern day phenomenon.
Signs in Humanity
Cannibal killer murdered and ate his cellmate 'for giving him a dirty look'
by Peter Allen
June 22, 2010
A ‘cannibal’ prisoner today told how he murdered a fellow inmate and ate one of his lungs ‘because he gave me a dirty look’.
Nicolas Cocaign, 38, is facing life in jail for the murder and torture of Thierry Baudry, 41, in the cell they shared in the French city of Rouen.
Thieves steal kitchen sink from South Africa police
June 25, 2010
South Africa's police are investigating after thieves stripped a police station of all its contents, down to the kitchen sink.
The office was under renovations and ready for re-occupation when the thieves hit, reports South Africa's Times Newspaper.
Schoolboys throw acid in stranger's face after he refuses to give them cigarette
June 23, 2010
Three schoolboys were being hunted by police today after acid was hurled into a man's face when he refused to give them a cigarette.
The victim suffered burns in the 'horrific random attack' which took place at around 3.30pm yesterday in Plymouth.
Dominated to death in a 'dungeon': Body of motor racing boss found after session with S&M torturer
by Fay Schlesinger
June 26, 2010
A British motor racing chief died after a sadomasochistic sex session with a woman claiming to be 'Europe's most perverted dominatrix', police have said.
Police: Calif Couple Tried to Sell Baby at Walmart
June 24, 2010
SALINAS, Calif. — A California couple faces child endangerment charges after police say they tried to sell their 6-month-old baby for $25 outside a Walmart store.
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
5.0 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
5.2 KURIL ISLANDS
5.3 SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND
5.3 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.
5.1 NEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION
5.2 FIJI REGION
5.5 ONTARIO-QUEBEC BORD REG., CANADA
5.0 KURIL ISLANDS
5.0 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.
5.0 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
5.0 MAUG ISLANDS REG, N. MARIANA IS.
6.1 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G
5.3 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
INDONESIA – At least 17 people died in the powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia's Papua province last week. The 7.1-magnitude quake rattled the northern coast of Papua on Wednesday and left nine villages on Yapen island in ruins. "Rescuers located a public van with 13 passengers inside. It fell into a ravine when the quake struck," raising the total death toll to 17. The quake left more than 4600 people homeless and destroyed over 2500 houses. The rescue effort was being hampered by the remoteness of the island, which is 3300km east of Jakarta.
Some powerful earthquakes can set off other big quakes on faults many miles away, with just a tiny nudge, because the faults have become synchronized over millennia, a new study suggests. Scientists already knew that big earthquakes can trigger other big quakes by transferring stress along a single fault, but they did not know about the synchrony. Here's how it works: When a fault ruptures in a large earthquake, the movement releases stresses that may have built up over hundreds or thousands of years and transfers some of that released stress to nearby faults. In order for that tiny added stress to trigger a large earthquake on a nearby fault, that fault had to already be very near its breaking point. For the two faults to have been simultaneously near their breaking points requires them to be synchronized in their seismic cycles. "All of a sudden bang, bang, bang, a whole bunch of faults break at the same time." That changes how future quake risk will be assessed. Seismologists had assumed that when a fault ruptures, the risk for another big quake generally goes down. "When a large earthquake happens, it may no longer mean that the immediate future risk is lower, but higher."
The researchers analyzed earthquake patterns as far back as 15,000 years and identified strings of related earthquakes. Their work explains how closely spaced faults that rupture every few thousand years might align themselves to rupture almost simultaneously. Southern California's Mojave Desert, the mountains of central Nevada and the south of Iceland each may have synchronized, or "phase locked," faults in their respective immediate vicinities.This hypothesis of synchronized faults could make it easier to assess some earthquake hazards by showing that faults moving at similar speeds, and within roughly 31 miles (50 km) of each other, may break at similar times, while faults moving at greatly different speeds, and located relatively far apart, will not.
PHILIPPINES – Be ready for big quake, military told. The Defense Secretary has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to come up with a comprehensive plan for massive rescue operations should a magnitude-7 and stronger earthquake hit Metro Manila. He wants to see a copy of the draft plan before he steps down from office on June 30. Soldiers must be prepared to attend to 140,000 people seeking medical attention in the event of a massive earthquake in Metro Manila. Citing scientific forecasts, he said at least 30,000 people would die while over two million would be rendered homeless if a major earthquake rocks the metropolis. “This has already happened in other places in the world. It’s very important that we truly prepare for this disaster." Haiti, Chile, and China have suffered through magnitude-7 and better earthquakes in the recent past. The death tolls and amount of damage to property has been staggering.
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the Ontario-Quebec border yesterday was felt more than 300 miles away in Massachusetts, forcing emergency officials to evacuate buildings and startling office workers and apartment dwellers. The earthquake, which struck about 36 miles northeast of Ottawa, did not cause any property damage or injuries in New England or Canada, but police officers and firefighters in several area towns said they received numerous 911 calls describing shaking floors and trembling office cubicles. The earthquake hit at 1:41 p.m., about 9.8 miles below the surface. It was the second time in recent weeks that the Boston area was affected by UNUSUAL events in Canada. Last month, the city’s skyline was obscured by smoke coming from 50 forest fires in Quebec.
The last time the Boston area was affected by an earthquake of this size was in April 2002, when a 5.1 magnitude temblor struck the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Yesterday’s event may seem minor when compared with the earthquakes that have devastated other parts of the world, such as Haiti, but it is significant. “One of the things it does is serve as a reminder that we do have earthquakes in our part of the world. What it does mean is earthquake provisions, building codes, earthquake safety drills in school are things we should be thinking about in the Boston area and in New England and not saying, ‘oh that’s what happens in Los Angeles.’ The chances are high enough that we do need to take it seriously…A 5 in Boston would be significant. We do worry about a 5 in Boston. It’s not trivial.’’
New England sits in the middle of the North American plate, which would appear to make the area more stable than California, which is cleaved by the San Andreas fault. That fault separates the Pacific and North American plates, which slowly grind past each other. But the Northeast is still vulnerable to earthquakes, scientists say. One theory is that the North American plate, which is slowly moving away from Europe and Asia, is pushing against the Pacific plate. That movement could cause pressure against ancient fault lines in the North American plate, resulting in earthquakes. But scientists still do not know exactly what causes these quakes. “It remains a mystery."
KOREA – Volcanic Eruption Possible on Mount Baekdu – Baekdu Mountain is the highest mountain on the Korean peninsula famous for its spectacular caldera filled with a heavenly lake. But as tranquil as it may seem the volcano is not dormant but active, having a high possibility of erupting within the next couple of years.Tracing back, Mount Baekdu has erupted about ten times on a regular basis since the early 1100s spewing roughly once every one hundred years. With the last eruption having occurred in 1903 geologists warn that the time for the next eruption is drawing near. In 1990 China created a volcanic observatory on Mount Baekdu as seismic activities around the mountain became more frequent. And this year's 6.9 magnitude earthquake near Mount Baekdu has increased fears among Chinese and Korean experts as it could have hit magma below the central part of the mountain, which could trigger an eruption. Experts also point to the rising level of the mountain's topography and recent emission of volcanic gas from the caldera as other critical evidence. If Mount Baekdu erupts the damage will be much more severe than that caused by the Icelandic eruptions in April, as Mount Baekdu encompasses 20 tonnes of water in its volcanic crater. Geologists are currently holding numerous meetings and seminars calling on the Korean government to come up with comprehensive measures to deal with the possible natural disaster.
PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has warned tourists who have canceled their trips to restive Taal Volcano in Batangas and proceeded instead to Mayon Volcano as the Taal volcano is still dangerous with threatening rockfalls and sudden small explosions. The Phivolcs has been constantly monitoring the slight increase in the number of earthquakes recorded around the edifice, aside from the brighter crater glow, compared to previous months. “Rockfalls kill and aside from that, there is still possibility that sudden explosions could occur, that is why we cannot lower the alert status from level 1 to zero because the volcano is still under abnormal condition." Recurring rockfall events have been recorded in the past days as the crater glow also turned more visible. Rockfall-triggered tremors of at least five times a day were recorded since early this week, a dangerous condition for climbers who were confirmed to be trekking the volcano's upper slopes. The Phivolcs’ warning came at least five months after Mayon's alert level was lowered to 1 in January, after a month-long restiveness in December that forced over 10, 000 families to take refuge in safe ground.
JAPAN -An explosive eruption at Mt. Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday afternoon was the 549th this year, A NEW ANNUAL RECORD. A second explosive eruption occurred later in the day, the 550th this year. Given that the volcano has erupted roughly twice as frequently since last year, the number of explosive eruptions could reach 1,000 this year.
The previous annual record of 548 explosive eruptions was recorded last year. The volcano released around 3 million tons of ash between January and April alone, more than the roughly 2.35 million tons released in the whole of last year. "While there is no ominous sign of a large-scale explosion, volcanic activity is expected to intensify. It is advised to watch out for large rocky ash falling in surrounding areas."
RUSSIA – The Shiveluch volcano on the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula has erupted, producing an ash plume of 6.5 kilometers. Nearby towns are outside the so-called danger zone. The alert status at Shiveluch was declared “orange”, which means that eruption is in progress and the volcano’s activity may pose a threat to the aircraft. At the same time, seismologists have reported weak ash bursts from the neighboring Klyuchevskaya Sopka Volcano. [This link seemed suspect, I'd recommend not using it; this is the entire article. http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/06/24/10588177.htm%5D
TROPICAL STORMS –
Tropical storm BLAS was 364 nmi SW of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Tropical storm CELIA was 246 nmi SSW of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
Tropical Storm Celia gained strength Saturday night over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern Mexico. Forecasters said it was headed farther out to sea. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami warned that large ocean swells from the storm would produce dangerous surf conditions along portions of Mexico's Pacific coast for days to come. Celia was centered about 340 miles (550 kilometers) south-southeast of Acapulco. Maximum sustained winds were 65 mph (100 kilometers per hour), putting the storm on the cusp of becoming a hurricane.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Blas was weakening as it swirled about 420 miles (670 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Its winds were at about 60 mph (95 kilometers per hour).
Tropical depression BLAS was 560 nmi WSW of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Hurricane CELIA was 334 nmi SSW of Acapulco, Mexico.
The first hurricane of the 2010 Pacific season, Celia, has formed hundreds of miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. Packing winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour), Celia was centered about 265 miles south of Acapulco and moving slowly westward at seven miles per hour. The Category One storm was expected to continue its path and show some strengthening over the next 48 hours. However, Celia was located so far off land that it posed no threat and no coastal warnings were issued.
The other major storm to strike the Pacific so far this season was Tropical Storm Agatha, which slammed into Guatemala in May, unleashing heavy rains and floods that left some 275 people dead or missing across Central America.
Tropical depression BLAS was 560 nmi WSW of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Hurricane CELIA was 443 nmi SW of Acapulco, Mexico.
Celia has strengthened to a category 2 hurricane over the eastern Pacific Ocean. (satellite photo)
A tropical wave spawning a large area of thunderstorms in the eastern Caribbean Sea could develop into a tropical cyclone over the next couple of days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. The NHC gave the system a medium 30 percent chance of developing, up from 20 percent earlier Monday. [today the chances are listed as 40%] "Although there is no evidence of a surface circulation … this system is showing some signs of organization and environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development during the next couple of days."
The Center warned this system could produce locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds over portions of northern Venezuela, the Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti over the next day or so. Flooding would be especially damaging in Haiti, which is still trying to rebuild after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated it last January. Over the next several days, most weather models project the system will march west-northwest across the Caribbean Sea toward the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico before possibly reaching the oil- and natural gas-rich Gulf of Mexico where BP Plc is trying to clean up its massive oil spill.
Tropical depression 05E was 275 nmi SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Hurricane CELIA was 520 nmi WSW of Acapulco, Mexico.
Hurricane Celia is set to become a major hurricane in the Eastern Pacific soon, yet will likely never come close to threatening land. Celia's sustained winds ramped up to near 105 at times on Tuesday, good enough for Category Two status on the Saffif-Simpson scale. The storm continues on a WNW track that will move Celia away from Western Mexico and steer well south of the Baja Peninsula. Most computer models factor in continued short-term strengthening for Celia as the storm encounters warm sea surface temperatures and limited upper level wind shear. Celia will likely max out at Category Three with winds in the 115-125 mph range before drifting into gradually cooler waters and increasing westerly wind shear by Saturday that will began a slow, steady weakening phase for the storm.
As Celia winds down, its very likely we'll see another tropical storm/hurricane soon just to the southeast of Celia, with an organized area of disturbed weather showing some low level circulation now also moving away from Western Mexico. (satellite photo)
Hurricane CELIA was 612 nmi SW of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Tropical storm DARBY was 321 nmi SSE of Acapulco, Mexico.
Hurricane Celia has re-strengthened to a Category 2 storm in the Pacific. The storm's maximum sustained winds increased Wednesday to near 100 mph with some additional strengthening possible. Celia is located about 740 miles south of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and is heading west – farther out to sea – at about 12 mph.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Darby is gaining strength in the Pacific south of Mexico. It's maximum sustained winds have increased to about 50 mph with additional strengthening forecast. Darby is located about 305 miles south of Salina Cruz, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest near 9 mph.
Tropical Storm "Alex" may form by Saturday – The National Hurricane Center has been watching a tropical disturbance move westward across the Caribbean Sea for several days. It is now centered southwest of Jamaica in the western Caribbean. Now, upper level winds are becoming more conducive to development, say forecasters. Surface pressures have begun falling, which is another telltale sign of increasing organization. It is drifting to the W or WNW about 10mph. Most computer projections bring it across the Yucatan this weekend, and possibly toward the lower Texas coast by early next week. As to what strength it will be, it's simply unknown at this point. The NHC says the chances are 60% of a depression or storm forming within the next 2 days. The system must have a warm core, closed surface circulation, and sustained winds of at least 35knots (39mph) to become a named storm.
Hurricane CELIA was 678 nmi SSW of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Hurricane DARBY was 218 nmi S of Acapulco, Mexico.
Hurricane Darby has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwest coast, while Hurricane Celia has strengthened into a powerful Category 5 storm farther out at sea. Neither posed an immediate threat to land. Darby, a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 mph (150 km/h), was located about 410km south of Acapulco on Thursday night. It was expected to strengthen over the next two days as it heads west-northwest, well away from land. The hurricane center projected the storm could take a sudden eastward turn early next week, putting it on a path toward Mexico's southern Pacific coast. That prediction is tentative and depends on a tropical wave of pressure forming in the western Caribbean. Otherwise, Darby could continue on its northwestern path out to sea.
Meanwhile, Celia became a Category 5 hurricane – the strongest designation on the Saffir-Simpson scale, used to measure wind speed – as it headed west across the open Pacific. Its maximum sustained winds increased to 260km/h. It was located about 1260km south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.
Celia is TIED FOR THE STRONGEST EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE ON RECORD IN JUNE, with Ava in 1973. There is a large uncertainty on what happens to the hurricane in the extended range, as the ridge over the eastern Pacific is replaced by a trough near the west coast of the U.S.
HEAVY RAINS / FLOODING / LANDSLIDES / UNUSUAL & OUT-OF-SEASON WEATHER –
CHINA – 1.4 million evacuated as floods kill 90. More than a million people living along rivers in China's south have been evacuated with water rising to dangerous levels as torrential rains left at least 90 dead and more rain is forecast..
BANGLADESH – Over 150,000 people were left marooned after weeks of heavy rain in northeastern Bangladesh. Five weeks of heavy rain caused rivers to burst their banks and flood large areas of countryside and villages, as well as causing thousands of acres of crops to be ruined. The water level was still rising, causing major damage to crops and cutting off communication with many areas. Last week, at least 55 people were killed after the worst rains in decades triggered landslides and flash floods in the country's southeastern hill regions, with at least 12,000 people left homeless.
BRAZIL – Floods have engulfed two states in north-east Brazil, leaving about 1,000 people missing and forcing at least 100,000 to flee their homes. At least 38 people are known to have died so far in Alagoas and Pernambuco. The floods, brought on by nearly a week of rain, have washed away entire villages. Bodies are being washed up on beaches and riverbanks. More than 58,000 people were forced to leave their homes in Alagoas and more than 42,000 in Pernambuco. Aerial footage showed floodwater washing through the town. The town of Quebrangulo in Alagoas was reportedly 80% submerged, forcing thousands of residents to flee to higher ground. In Vitoria de Santo Antao, Pernambuco, a bridge was brought down. More than 1,000 miles of roads were washed away by the rains, hindering the delivery of aid to affected areas. In 2009, flooding killed at least 44 people and displaced hundreds of thousands in the same region. (map & video)
CNN is reporting at least 42 people dead and more than 115,000 homeless or displaced. In Pernambuco state, 53 cities have declared a state of emergency. In Alagoas state, 22 cities have declared an emergency. More than 600 people have been reported missing in Alagoas. Emergency measures that have been taken include the construction of field hospitals. Pernambuco's Governor flew over the affected areas Monday and described the situation as "heart-breaking." "What we have seen since Friday is more than a horror film."
PHILIPPINES – Rampaging waters, spawned by heavy rains in surrounding hinterlands, has forced about 20,000 residents to evacuate to higher grounds on Sunday afternoon, the third mass evacuation in two months due to flooding. Evacuees came from 10 barangays crisscrossed by the Simuay River and its tributaries. Sultan Kudarat and Sultan Mastura lost some P20 million in infrastructure and properties. There was no rain in these two towns during the weekend but heavy downpour occurred in Northern Maguindanao.
MINNESOTA – State recovering after dozens of tornado touchdowns – "UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER". Three people died when as many as 40 twisters struck last week, leaving untold damage in their wake. Across an UNPRECEDENTED SWATH of storm-damaged Minnesota — from the far northwest reaches to the Iowa border — thousands of people on Friday began picking up the shattered pieces left behind by THE WORST ONE-DAY TALLY OF TORNADOES IN STATE HISTORY, eclipsing the record of 27 set in 1992. Up to 40 tornadoes struck last Thursday, injuring dozens, leaving countless homeless and wreaking an untold amount of damage. It was THE WORST ONE-DAY DEATH TOLL FROM TORNADOES SINCE 1998.
A climatologist called the geographic spread, number of tornadoes and number of deaths "a VERY UNUSUAL EVENT." It was A YEAR'S WORTH OF TORNADOES on one of Minnesota's MOST UNUSUAL nights of stormy weather. The tornadoes that ripped through the state Thursday night exceeded the number that strike the state in an average year. While officials caution that averaging tornado destruction from year to year is not a good way to spot trends, THE STORMS ARE HISTORIC IN QUANTITY AND SCOPE. The state usually doesn't see that many funnel clouds hit such a broad geographic area in a single day. "In the modern era, the number of tornadoes, the geographic spread and, certainly, the number of fatalities… all mean that this was a very unusual event." On average, Minnesota has fewer than 26 confirmed tornadoes a year. Since 1950, on average fewer than two people a year are killed by tornadoes in Minnesota. Thursday's powerful systems were fueled by strong southerly winds that brought very humid air into the state. That air interacted with higher altitude winds from the west, driven by the jet stream.
BRAZIL – The death toll looks set to rise with more heavy rain forecast for today and the authorities giving estimates of the missing ranging from several hundred to 1000. Raging floods in northeastern Brazil have killed at least 41 people. Firefighters described entire towns being wiped off the map. Dramatic television pictures showed survivors scrambling to rooftops to avoid being swept away, clinging desperately to lines of rope as rescuers in helicopters rushed to pluck them from the muddy floodwaters. "We are worried because bodies are starting to appear on the beaches and the rivers." Almost 100,000 people in the two states were left without a home or forced to evacuate, while some towns were completely cut off as powerful torrents collapsed bridges and swamped roads and railway lines. Rooftops and church bell towers were the only structures visible above massive brown expanses of floodwater that only looked set to rise in the coming days. In April, flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rain killed at least 229 people in the Rio de Janeiro area.
Weather extremes have been dominating the news all month. The pattern continues – a persistent upper atmospheric wind pattern (20,000 to 40,000 feet above the surface of the Earth) has kept the jet stream locked in place across the northern and central Plains states into the northeast. As typically happens, cool air lies poleward of the jet and sultry heat and humidity Equatorward. In between, one finds all of the "action." And action it has been. Parts of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and South Dakota have received the brunt of the severe weather this month, but Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana have not been spared. And severe weather has even struck parts of the northeast.
But, it is the central U.S. that has been pummeled. From a series of days with early morning mesoscale convective systems, to afternoon severe thunderstorm outbreaks, tornadoes, high winds, hail and excessive, flooding rainfall has pounded the region. In fact, many rivers across the Midwest remain at or near flood stage. Early Wednesday morning (June 23), the picture hadn’t changed much. Severe weather watches covered much of the upper Mississippi River valley region, with flooding and/or flash flooding in progress or expected from South Dakota southward to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Parts of Iowa and Wisconsin were under simultaneous tornado watches and flash flood warnings.
To the south of all this, excessive heat and humidity were the rule. Heat advisories were posted from southeast Kansas, southern Missouri, southern Illinois and western Tennessee. Even coastal North and South Carolina were looking for excessive heat and humidity. In the southwest, high heat and humidity, but windier conditions than average, have made fighting the Schultz fire quite difficult. Still only 20 percent contained as of late Tuesday afternoon, the fire has scarred more than 14,000 acres north of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Extreme weather is affecting the Hawaiian Islands, as well. Stronger than average easterly trade winds are causing a high fire danger risk to downwind, western locales throughout the island chain. The winds have also led to small craft advisories for all coastal waters. These conditions are expected to continue for the next several days. (maps)
CONNECTICUT – Severe storm shatters largest city in Connecticut. A severe storm packing ferocious winds tore through Bridgeport Thursday, toppling trees and power lines and collapsing several buildings as a powerful line of storms swept across parts of the Northeast. Remarkably, no serious injuries were reported. Hundreds of bricks shook loose from buildings, trees split in half and crushed cars, and a billboard hung precariously several stories up over Main Street. Nine buildings were partially or fully collapsed, including three on East Main Street that were brought to their foundations. Rescuers searched the rubble to ensure no one had been inside. There were unconfirmed sightings of a tornado. The Connecticut storm was part of a system that destroyed a historic town hall and other buildings in Edgerton, Ohio, the night before, and brought torrential rains and high winds to the Philadelphia area on Thursday afternoon. The storm contributed to the collapse of a church and a banquet hall in Philadelphia with no injuries reported.
CHINA – Thousands at risk from dyke breach as China flood toll rises. Weather forecasters warned Wednesday of a fresh onslaught of downpours across southern China, which has already been battered by rain-triggered floods and landslides. The relentless downpours since June 13 and resulting floods and landslides have left 199 people dead and another 123 missing. The rain, which has hit 10 provinces or regions, has caused nearly 42 billion yuan (six billion dollars) in estimated economic losses.
Authorities in Jiangxi province have had to evacuate nearly one million people after a dyke breach on the Fuhe river flooded huge swathes of countryside and surrounding towns. Rain-drenched workers and diggers piled earth onto riverbanks to try to prevent more flooding. The central government has allocated 253 million yuan (37.2 million dollars) for rescue and relief efforts, while thousands of soldiers have been dispatched to hard hit areas to help in rescue and evacuation work. Relief workers were seen throwing ropes to stranded flood victims clinging to submerged trees amid raging torrents and pulling them to safety. The torrential rains and flooding have led to the collapse of 195,000 homes and damages to 568,000 others throughout the 10 provinces and regions, while 1.6 million hectares (3.9 million acres) of crop land have also been damaged. Alternating floods and droughts have plagued China's people for millennia. Large flood-hit areas of southern and southwestern China, particularly Guizhou, Guangxi and Chongqing, had only just recently emerged from a crippling drought that in some regions was the worst in a century.
OIL SPILL -
Vast amounts of methane in Gulf spill pose threat – Vast amounts of natural gas contained in crude escaping from the blown Gulf of Mexico oil well could pose a serious threat to marine life by creating "dead zones" where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives. The danger presented by the methane has been largely overlooked, with early efforts to monitor the oil spill focusing on the more toxic components of oil. But scientists are increasingly worried about the gas that can suffocate sea creatures in high concentrations. At least 4.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas – and possibly almost twice that amount – have leaked since April 20. "This is THE MOST VIGOROUS METHANE ERUPTION IN MODERN HUMAN HISTORY." Scientists estimate that methane makes up between 40 percent and 70 percent of what is spilling into the Gulf.
The high-pressure seafloor leak is spewing like a fire hose, causing oil and gas to dissolve into tiny droplets that are less likely to rise to the surface. Adding to the effect, more than a million gallons of chemical dispersants have been pumped into the gusher by BP — a bid to stop oil from reaching the coast that comes at the expense of the Gulf's deeper waters. "This has the potential to harm the ecosystem in ways that we don't know. It's a complex problem."
In early June, a research team found methane concentrations up to 10,000 times higher than normal, and oxygen levels depleted by 40 percent or more. The scientists found that some parts of the plume had oxygen concentrations just shy of the level that tips ocean waters into the category of "dead zone" — a region uninhabitable to fish, crabs, shrimp and other marine creatures. Shallow waters are normally more susceptible to oxygen depletion. Because it is being found in such deep waters, researchers do not know what is causing the depletion and what the impact could be in the long- or short-term. One called her findings "THE MOST BIZARRE LOOKING OXYGEN PROFILES I HAVE EVER SEEN ANYWHERE."
Each day, another way to define worst-case for oil spill – An enduring feature of the gulf oil spill is that, even when you think you've heard the worst-case scenario, there's always another that's even more dire. The base-line measures of the crisis have steadily worsened. The estimated flow rate keeps rising. The well is like something deranged, stronger than anyone anticipated. BP executives last month said they had a 60 to 70 percent chance of killing it with mud, but the well spit the mud out and kept blowing. The net effect is that nothing about this well seems crazy anymore. Week by week, the truth of this disaster has drifted toward the stamping ground of the alarmists.
The most disturbing of the worst-case scenarios, one that is unsubstantiated but is driving much of the blog discussion, is that the Deepwater Horizon well has been so badly damaged that it has spawned multiple leaks from the seafloor, making containment impossible and a long-term solution much more complicated. Video from a robotic submersible, which is making the rounds online, shows something puffing from the seafloor. Some think it's oil. Or maybe – look again – it's just the silt blowing in response to the forward motion of the submersible. "We're going to have to evacuate the gulf states," said Matt Simmons, founder of Simmons and Co., an oil investment firm and, since the April 20 blowout, the unflagging source of end-of-the-world predictions. "Can you imagine evacuating 20 million people?…This story is 80 times worse than I thought."
The government's point man for the crisis said he's seen no sign of the additional leaks that have gotten so many bloggers in a lather. But his briefings offer plenty of fodder for the apocalyptic set. He repeatedly has acknowledged that there could be significant damage to the well down below the mud line. That's why, he said, the top kill effort last month was stopped: Officials feared that if they continued pumping heavy mud into the well, they would damage the casing and open new channels for hydrocarbons to leak into the rock formation. "I think that one thing that nobody knows is the condition of the well bore from below the blowout preventer down to the actual oil field itself. We don't know if the well bore has been compromised or not." And by the way, the blowout preventer is leaning, he said. "The entire arrangement has kind of listed a little bit."
Even the most sober analysts are quick to say that this is such an unpredictable well that almost anything is possible. Additional leaks are a possible source of deep-sea plumes of oil detected by research vessels. But this part of the gulf is pocked with natural seeps. Conceivably the drilling of the well, and/or the subsequent blowout, could have affected the seeps. "Once you started disturbing the underground geology, you may have made one of those seeps even worse." But a professor who is the chairman of the department of petroleum and geosystems engineering at the University of Texas argues that the discussion has been hijacked by people who don't know what they're talking about. "There is a lot of fast talk, which has little relation sometimes to reality. And there is jumping to conclusions by the people who have no right to jump to any conclusions because they don't know."
Much of the worst-case-scenario talk has centered on the flow rate of the well. What BP considered the worst-case scenario in early May is in late June the bitter reality – call it the new normal – of the gulf blowout. (photos)
BP is burning sea turtles alive – A boat captain working to rescue sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico said he saw BP ships burning sea turtles and other wildlife alive. The boats were conducting controlled burns to get rid of the oil. "They drag a boom between two shrimp boats, and whatever gets caught between the two boats, they circle it up and catch it on fire. Once the turtles are in there, they can’t get out." He said he had to cut short his three-week trip rescuing the turtles because BP quit allowing him access to rescue turtles before the burns. "They're pretty much keeping us from doing what we need to do out there." Most of the turtles he saw were Kemps Ridley turtles, a critically endangered species. Harming or killing one would bring stiff civil and criminal penalties and fines of up to $50,000 against BP.
Other reports corroborate the claims. A report in the Los Angeles Times described "burn fields" of 500 square miles in which 16 controlled burns will take place in one day. "When the weather is calm and the sea is placid, ships trailing fireproof booms corral the black oil, the coated seaweed and whatever may be caught in it, and torch it."
EXTREME HEAT / WILDFIRES / DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE-
Antarctic glacier melt maybe 'not due to climate change' – British and international researchers, having probed an Antarctic glacier which is thought to be a major cause of rising sea levels worldwide, report that increased polar ice melting may not be driven by climate change. It appears from the Autosub's under-ice surveys that the PIG's ice flow formerly ground its way out to sea across the top of a previously unknown rocky underwater ridge, which tended to hold it back. Many years ago, however, before the area was surveyed in much detail, the glacier's floating outflow sheet separated from the ridge top which it had been grinding away at for millennia and so picked up speed. This also allowed relatively warm sea water to get up under the sheet and so increase melting and ease of movement. “The discovery of the ridge has raised new questions about whether the current loss of ice from Pine Island Glacier is caused by recent climate change or is a continuation of a longer-term process that began when the glacier disconnected from the ridge." Once the grounding line began its downslope migration from the ridge crest prior to the 1970’s, a period of rapid change was inevitable, and since that time oceanic variability may have had relatively little influence on the rate of retreat. Or in other words the glacier would have shown the same acceleration and thinning it has shown since the 1990s with or without climate change, perhaps accounting for its very rapid melting and the local contrast with the general picture of increased Antarctic sea ice.
The PIG has flowed more and more rapidly into the Amundsen Sea since scientists have begun monitoring it, adding fresh water to the world's oceans. Like certain other regions the glacier is bucking the overall south-polar trend which has actually seen hundreds of thousands of square kilometres of new sea ice accumulate around Antarctica in recent decades. "Estimates of Antarctica’s recent contributions to sea level rise have changed from near-zero to significant and increasing. Increased melting of continental ice also appears to be the primary cause of persistent ocean freshening and other impacts."
Over the weekend, the sun produced two massive eruptions. The action began on June 19th when old sunspot 1081 exploded on the far side of the sun. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed huge plumes of twisting debris rising up over the sun's northwestern limb. We know the source of this farside blast because NASA's STEREO-Ahead spacecraft is stationed over the sun's western limb, and it had a direct view of the blast site.
On June 20th, magnetic fields running along the sun's eastern limb became unstable and the resulting blast was ONE OF THE BIGGEST BLASTS IN RECENT YEARS. It was so big, it exceeded the field of view of SDO's high-res cameras. SDO mission scientists are processing the data now. (videos)
A solar wind stream flowing from a coronal hole should reach Earth on or about June 25th.
ARIZONA – The Schultz Fire has burned an estimated 8,800 acres of forest north of Flagstaff, Arizona, as of today, and it remains totally out of control. Evacuations are in effect in the vicinity, but no structures have yet been lost. (satellite photo)
Drought UK 2010: River dries up in days as summer finally comes to the UK…and temperatures are set to soar. A few weeks ago, the River Greta was in full flow as Britain recovered from the long, cold and snowy winter. But today, the torrent has become a trickle – with children able to walk along the Greta's river bed. "The river has dried up very suddenly, it's amazing." The waterway, a tributary to the River Tees, rises in the Pennine Hills and flows over a bed of porous limestone. During dry spells, the Greta disappears below the ground, reducing the bed to a pile of stones. Last week United Utilities issued drought warnings across the North West after SIX OF THE DRIEST CONSECUTIVE MONTHS IN 70 YEARS. Millions of people could have hosepipe warnings within weeks unless the rains return.
North west England and Wales have had only sparse rainfall since December. Reservoirs, lakes and rivers across the North West are at their LOWEST FOR MID-JUNE SINCE THE 1960s. Thirlmere, in the Lake District, is only half full, while Haweswater is 30 per cent below capacity. Levels in Coniston and other lakes are dropping. The threat of a drought in the North West follows three exceptionally wet summers.
Last November, Cockermouth in Cumbria saw SOME OF THE WORST FLOODS IN A CENTURY. 'In North West England, without substantial rainfall, there is a risk of drought this summer that could impact on both the environment and water supplies." (photos)
Global warming may be normal at this point in glacial cycle – German and Russian scientists say that it is normal for an interglacial period like the one just ending to finish with one or more brief – in geological terms – spells of warming before the glaciers return. In the Earth's history thus far there have been eras where the glaciers covered much of Europe, lasting about 100,000 years. These are separated by warmer interglacial periods lasting around 10,000 years. We are currently at the end of an interglacial era called the Holocene. The last interglacial period – the Eemian – which ended around 115,000 years ago, ended with "significant climate fluctuations" before the rule of the glaciers returned.
The scientists believe that the end of the Eemian interglacial epoch saw "possibly at least two" warming events. "The observed instability with the proven occurrence of short warming events during the transition from the last interglacial to the last glacial epoch could be, when viewed carefully, a general, naturally occurring characteristic of such transition phases." The Eemian ice-free period wound up with sudden – in these terms – warming spells and serious changes in vegetation. Then the glaciers surged south, at their high tide 21,000 years ago reaching as far as Berlin. This Weichselian Glacial era ended around 15,000 years ago with the ice caps confined to the polar regions.
Our Holocene era reached its "highest point so far around 6000 years ago" and we might now expect to see sudden warmings and changes as at the end of the Eemian – followed by a slow descent into another freezing glacial era. "Detailed studies of these phenomena are important for understanding the current controversial discussed climate trend so that we can assess the human contribution to climate change with more certainty."
The star Eta Carinae, once one of the brightest in the southern sky, has long been shrouded in mystery. After a huge outburst of gas that occurred more than 150 years ago, it has largely been hidden by a dense cloud of dust – a strong indicator of sporadic eruptions. Now, Eta Car, which sits in our part of the Milky Way some 2,300 parsecs (7,500 light years) from the Sun, is puzzling researchers and theorists all over again. A US-based team has recorded a steep, inexplicable drop in its stellar wind – the outflow of gas from the star. "The collapse in the emission lines seemed ALMOST TOO RAPID AND DRASTIC TO BELIEVE. Eta Car is more than a variable star, IT'S JUST NUTS.”
The root of Eta Car's oddness lies in the supernova-like eruption event that began in the late 1830s and lasted for some 20 years. Lines in the emission spectrum of Eta Carinae have collapsed to only a third of their original strength in a decade. Huge stars like Eta Car can erupt for reasons that are about 95% "mysterious". One theory is that once these massive stars near the end of their short lives – after some 2 million to 3 million years – perturbations in their cores may set off sporadic 'supernova impostor' eruptions. Supernova impostors are only one-hundredth the brightness of normal supernovae, but the eruptions can last for decades. And unlike normal supernovae, these impostors survive their eruptions. Eta Car, which is five million times more luminous than the Sun, was the first such impostor detected, although about a dozen are known to astronomers today.
During its mid-nineteenth-century eruption, Eta Car lost about ten times the mass of the Sun. Although this loss was equivalent to only 10% of its mass, the star's outer 50% was ejected. As a result, the star has still not returned to thermal and rotational equilibrium. Since 1858, it has been observed only as a massive gaseous outflow, losing the equivalent of one Jupiter-mass in gas per year. "We still can't see the star itself, but only an opaque dense wind outflow surrounded by muck – really bright ejecta." If Eta Car's current trend of decreasing winds continues, in a decade it will have very nearly emerged from its cocoon of dense gaseous outflow. That would return it to the state observed by Halley some 300 years ago, when it was seen as a hot, blue star. This would finally enable contemporary observations of the radius and surface temperature of Eta Car, which is estimated to have the mass of well over 100 Suns.
This Saturday morning, June 26th, there's going to be a lunar eclipse – and for many residents of the USA, it's going to be a big one. The eclipse will occur as the Moon is setting, causing the "Moon Illusion" to magnify the event to truly beautiful proportions.
A solar wind stream flowing from a coronal hole could reach Earth as early as June 26th.
HEALTH THREATS –
Global activity remains stable – Global H1N1 activity remains mostly unchanged. Pandemic flu transmission remains low worldwide, with limited circulation in parts of Central America (Costa Rica), the Caribbean (Cuba), and South and Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, and, to a much lesser extent, India, Bangladesh, and Bhutan). Recently re-emerged seasonal H3N2 continues to circulate in East Africa, with type B in parts of Asia, Africa, and South America.
Average age at H1N1-related death in US was 40 – The average age of those in the United States who died of pandemic flu last spring and fall was 40, with the median age, or midpoint, at 43. In the fall, the average age of those who died was 41, and the median age was 45.
New studies show low household transmission of H1N1 – Two new reports in the medical literature today suggest that secondary transmission of the pandemic H1N1 virus in households is low, which seems to confirm earlier reports that the virus is less contagious than past pandemic viruses and some seasonal flu viruses.
Indian state reopens H1N1 isolation wards – Citing the reemergence of pandemic flu and other viral diseases with the rainy season, Hyderabad, India health officials announced they would reopen H1N1 isolation wards in all 28 hospitals in the state. The government urged people to seek medical attention for persistent or severe flu symptoms.
Monsoon rains have increased pandemic H1N1 flu activity in India, with 13 deaths and 233 flu cases reported in the past week. Kerala has been hit the hardest, with 9 deaths last week and 14 the week before, but the situation is becoming "GRAVE" in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh states. "We are prepared to handle the threat with adequate doses of Tamiflu and vaccines available," a health ministry official said.
Latin American nations experience some flu – An update from the Pan American Health Organization reported widespread influenza activity in Jamaica, while Cuba, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, and Chile reported regional flu activity. Bolivia reported a trend of increased acute respiratory disease for the first time, while Colombia reported 2 consecutive weeks and Venezuela 3 consecutive weeks of increased acute respiratory disease. (pdf file)
California says whooping cough is at epidemic levels – Five babies have died since January and the number of confirmed cases is four times higher than the same period last year. Health officials urge anyone in contact with infants to be inoculated.
India reports mutation linked to different symptoms – Health officials in India are reporting a "slight" mutation in the pandemic H1N1 virus that is leading to more sore throat and backache and fewer high fevers. One health officer said the antiviral oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and vaccination are still "very effective" against the virus. "There is a small change in the virus. But this is not surprising. We expect it to change further."
Chinese surveillance finds swine-avian flu reassortment – Surveillance in Chinese pigs from 2006 to 2009 found novel reassortment between swine and avian flu viruses. Among 3,546 samples taken from pork-producing provinces, researchers found 29 strains of influenza A (19 H1N1, 1 H1N2, 9 H3N2). Genetic analysis showed that all H1N2 and H3N2 strains were double- or triple-reassortant viruses, which contain avian H5N1 fragments. The authors say the findings "raise concern about generation of novel viruses in pigs, which could have pandemic potential."
Rapid test often negative in severe illness – Thai researchers examining 20 confirmed and 3 suspected H1N1 patients found that those with the most severe illness were least likely to have a positive rapid diagnostic test. They could not explain the finding by differences in time to access medical care, performance of RDT, or antiviral therapy. They say their finding confirms CDC guidance, which recommends empiric treatment even when RDT is negative and recommends collecting lower respiratory tract specimens for PCR testing.
RECALLS & ALERTS:
-Portland Shellfish Company, Inc. is recalling the following brands of cooked, ready to eat fresh or frozen lobster meat: Portland Shellfish Co. Inc brand, Claw island, Craig's All Natural, Meat Without Feet, and Inland Ocean cooked, fresh or frozen lobster claw and knuckle meat as recent tests show the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
-Caldwell Fresh Foods, of Maywood, CA, is voluntarily recalling all alfalfa sprouts manufactured under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, Nature's Choice, and California Exotics brands, because the alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with Salmonella.
-MiDAS Foods International of Oak Park, MI is recalling Instant Beef Soup dry mix and Instant Beef Stroganoff sauce mix because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
-MY-A & CO. of Cheverly, MD is recalling its 3.5oz jars of Ground Black Pepper Double Golden Fish because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
-The Kroger Co. is recalling Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder and Kroger Special Seasoning Blend Lemon Pepper sold in its retail stores because the Company has been made aware by a supplier that an ingredient in the product may have been contaminated with Salmonella.
-Del Bueno of Grandview, WA is recalling all size packages of Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
-Whole Foods Market announced the recall of its Whole Catch Yellow fin Tuna Steaks (frozen) with a best by date of Dec 5th, 2010 because of possible elevated levels of histamine that may result in symptoms that generally appear within minutes to an hour after eating the affected fish.
–Watkins Inc. of Winona, MN, is recalling Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
-Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., of Pacoima, CA, announces a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the "Best By" date of June 17, 2011, in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
-Response Products, Broken Bow, NE is voluntarily recalling Cetyl M for Dogs due to a possible Salmonella contamination from the hydrolyzed vegetable protein component.
–The Procter & Gamble Company is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America as a precautionary measure. Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats.
-US Oftalmi, of Hallandale, Florida, is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all Over-the-Counter Eye Drops and Nasal Drops.
-Blacksmith Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of four children's products in the PediaCare line.
-McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. , is recalling five product lots as an addition to the list of products included in the company's January 15th, 2010 product recall. The additional lots involved are four product lots of BENADRYL(R) ALLERGY ULTRATAB[TM] TABLETS, 100 count, sold in the U.S.; and one product lot of EXTRA STRENGTH TYLENOL(R) Rapid Release Gels, 50 count sold in the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.
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
Thousands celebrate solstice
Bright sun bathes Stonehenge monument in orange and gold
by ANDREW KHOURI
Associated Press Writer
SALISBURY, England — Thousands of New Agers and neo-pagans danced and whooped in delight Monday as a bright early morning sun rose above the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, marking the summer solstice.
I have support of Vatican, says cardinal accused of corruption
By Philip Pullella, Reuters, in Rome
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
An italian cardinal, caught up in a vast corruption probe that has already tainted the government, said he had done nothing wrong and had the support of the Vatican.
Police raid home of Belgian archbishop in sex abuse probe
By COLIN RANDALL
Last updated at 12:59 AM on 25th June 2010
Police investigating child sex abuse allegations yesterday raided the home of the former head of Belgium’s Roman Catholics.
They seized a personal computer and documents belonging to Cardinal Godfried Danneels.
Richard Dawkins interested in setting up 'atheist free school'
By Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Correspondent
Published: 7:00AM BST 24 Jun 2010
The author of The God Delusion, who has previously described religious education provided by faith schools as a form of child abuse, said he would want pupils to be taught to be skeptical and to appreciate the value of evidence rather than receive “indoctrination” about atheism.
Minn. pastor likely to keep job despite gay report
By PATRICK CONDON
The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 23, 2010; 11:39 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — A Lutheran pastor ardently critical of allowing gays into the clergy is on leave from his Minneapolis church after a gay magazine reported his attendance at a support group for men struggling with same-sex attraction.
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
'What's God got to do with it?' Atheist Mayor bans traditional Christian prayers before council meetings
by Andy Dolan
June 23, 2010
An atheist lord mayor has ended the tradition of Christian prayers before council meetings less than a month after he took up the chains of office.
Christian Child Abducted, Forced into Bonded Labor in Pakistan
Muslim landowner offers to remove chains from 11-year-old boy if he converts to Islam.
WAZIRABAD, Pakistan, June 21 (CDN) — An 11-year-old Christian boy here is growing weak and ill from malnutrition from working in slave-like conditions for a Muslim landowner who kidnapped him and is forcing him to work off his family’s debts, his mother told Compass.
'Allahu akbar!' shouted as Christians cuffed
Posted: June 21, 2010
9:48 pm Eastern
By Chelsea Schilling
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
Four Christians were arrested and thrown out of a public Arab festival in Michigan – and at least two people claim a crowd cheered "Allahu akbar!" while the Christians were led away in handcuffs for doing nothing more than engaging in peaceful dialogue and videotaping the event.
ITV will broadcast just one hour of religious programming this year
By Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Correspondent
Published: 7:00AM BST 23 Jun 2010
Adding to fears that Britain’s commercial television stations no longer see the value of traditional shows about faith, Channel 4 has scrapped the post of commissioning editor for religion.
Hospital tells support group not to call stillborn babies 'angels' as 'religious word may offend'
By DANIEL MARTIN
Last updated at 9:02 PM on 22nd June 2010
When Michelle Taylor set up a hospital support group, she decided 'angels' was the perfect way to describe stillborn and miscarried babies.
But health chiefs thought otherwise and have told the group to drop the word as it may offend grieving parents who are not religious.