CHOSEN: End Times Newsletter – Issue 149

The Minister Corner
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32

Love
by Johanna
Free will is an amazing thing and just goes to show the Wisdom that is Mother. Back during the slave period, African's were either born into slavery or were brought into slavery against their wills. A week or so ago I ended up buying the whole series of Roots. I remember watching it as a kid and feeling ashamed by what happened during that time. Of course me being a child I didn't fully understand the meaning of slavery. Now that I am all grown up I realized just how loved and lucky we are to have free will. Most slaves didn't love or even care for their masters because most were very cruel. They believed that slaves didn’t have the ability to learn or even understand more than basic things. They didn't regard slaves as being human like themselves but viewed them as property. Heck most livestock were treated better. Anyway my point is with Mother giving us free will She is showing us a kindness and a chance to love Her unconditionally with no strings attached so it's a very real love and not something pretend or forced. I just wished that I could say all that I feel but it is just a vast and deep feeling that it is impossible to explain. I also know that Mother loves us back in the same way because she doesn’t force our love.
1 Corinthians 13

Love: The Superior Way

1 If I speak the languages of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 If I have [the gift of] prophecy, 

and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,

and if I have all faith, so that I can move mountains, 

but do not have love, I am nothing.

3 And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor,

and if I give my body to be burned, 

but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient; love is kind. Love does not envy; 

is not boastful; is not conceited; 

5 does not act improperly; is not selfish; 

is not provoked; does not keep a record of wrongs;

6 finds no joy in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; 

7 bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never ends. 

But as for prophecies, they will come to an end;

as for languages, they will cease;

as for knowledge, it will come to an end.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end.

11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child,

I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.

When I became a man, I put aside childish things.

12 For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. 

Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known. 

13 Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.

But the greatest of these is love.

Placing Our Focus Where it Belongs
By Regina
Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool’s eyes roam to the ends of the earth.

2 Corinthians 4:18 So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Philippians 2:2 Fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal.

Philippians 3:19 Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is their shame. They are focused on earthly things, 
Focus is defined as being a central point, as of attraction, attention or activity and when striving to reach for Father’s Light, where must our eyes be? Where must our focus remain? And why must focus be maintained?
There are many distractions in this world and it can be easy to take our eyes off that which should be our focus and unseen to turn our attention that that which is seen. It can be easy to forget that which speaks softly and have our attention grabbed by that which roars loudly. What’s the old adage…? “The squeaky wheel gets the oil”. But it’s not always that which squeaks that truly needs and deserves our constant attention. There are other things that are more important.
It can sometimes be difficult also, to live in a world full of these types of distractions that seem to pull and tug at you for your attention. The things that seem so important right now that truly are not when compared to that which is truly important. 
On an average day I go to work, which is filled with items of importance involving that of a publishing business struggling to stay afloat and comes along with all its own deadlines, stresses and anxieties. I also hear personal stories from friends and coworkers discussing what to them, seems very important to their careers, friendships, loved ones and ambitions in life. I watch, listen to and read the news, which is overflowing with social, economical, political concerns and natural and unnatural disasters. They all on the outside appear very important and are certainly attention grabbing. I am, very much so, on the outside looking in and it’s not at all that I don’t care about the things that everyone around me feels is pressing and important, it’s simply that I see a greater importance elsewhere which is in my service to Yahweh and Christ Jesus and my duties as a minister, so maintaining that focus and remembering while living in the midst of a great amount of chaos and among those who place great importance on things that I do not can sometimes be tough. 
And then there is the world that is lived within myself. The part in which I am not on the outside looking in, but on the inside looking out and having been enlightened to truth and the true reality that most living on earth right now do not know, or see or understand. It is the part in which efforts are made to continue growing in knowledge, understanding and wisdom and in conforming to Yahweh’s Way and in knowing that Salvation can be lost as easily as it can be gained. It’s the part in which reflection and searching one’s heart is necessary and it too can be a distraction if filled with “what if’s” and if it is not done in a completely balanced way. In essence it can involve taking the focus off Yahweh and placing it all on ourselves instead.
Amidst it all and in both the physical and spiritual realms there is no other thing more important than our duties to Yahweh and Christ Jesus and this Spiritual War in which so many eternal lives hang in the balance, not to mention the vindication of Mother’s Holy Name. Were everything else to melt away it would easily be forgotten, but something as important as this simply cannot. 
The perfect balance, I believe is in focusing on Mother Yahweh. In looking to Her in all things and when tempted to move our eyes from Her, having the knowledge and self control to keep our eyes trained on Her in obedience, faith, loyalty and love making Her love our love, Her feelings our feelings and Her goal our goal. For in the case of our grand Mother and Creator, the One who guides us and teaches us how to obtain Eternal Life, there is no one more deserving of our attention and in placing our focus on Her we can be assured that it is where it belongs. And truly, when our focus is on Mother and Her Way and our duties, our focus is also on others as well as ourselves and the completeness of Yahweh’s perfect plan for Her creation.

Journal – July 31, 2010
submitted by Jeshaiah
“I will never leave you or forsake you.”
It makes me get really emotional. Christ has not left us; He is very much alive in our hearts.
There are things that I need not explore. I need to learn to not give any attention to the things that are not important or would hinder Father's love.
Deuteronomy 4:23 — Be careful not to forget the covenant of the LORD your God that He made with you, and make an idol for yourselves in the shape of anything He has forbidden you.
I created an idol made of knowledge about the mechanics and workings of Father's love. This idol will be put out an exit. It will be dissolved, the useful things recycled, and the things that are able to be used by Father will be given to Her. Any impurities or unclean respects of it will be removed. Any desire or curiosity of how Father's love works will be ended. This desire is to try to learn Father's beginning works.
Proof of Father's works are there, but seeking them is contrary to Father's Way.
Proverbs 5:19 — A loving doe, a graceful fawn—
let her breasts always satisfy you; (A)
be lost in her love forever.
Father's love is so vast that we would only ever be drinking milk as an infant. Wisdom and love are words that can be interchangeable. Father is our Mother.
1 Corinthians 13:8-13 — Love never ends. (L)

But as for prophecies, they will come to an end;

as for languages, they will cease;

as for knowledge, it will come to an end.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end.

11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child,

I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.

When I became a man, I put aside childish things.

12 For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. (M)

Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, (N) as I am fully known. (O)

13 Now these three remain: faith, hope, (P) and love.

But the greatest of these is love. 
Paying attention to trying to prove things separates from Father's love. There is a certain point where knowledge of Father's Way is completed. Desires for history and exercise may still be grown, and quantities of different fruits may grow in different quantities in different gardens. Different gardens also grow with Father's guidance, sharing in what satisfies each desire [
Proverbs 13:19 — Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste,
but fools hate to turn from evil. (A)]
Hedges can also be built to keep weeds out, though even grass has a place on people's lawns. Different seeds also need not be planted.
A dwelling can also be built in such gardens. A garden of Eden within one's own heart. As this may be the case, one must also heed Father's command and not eat of the fruit that Father commands not to. The great woes have yet to come, the trumpets that we were told would be heard to be blown are still yet coming, but are very close. A storm still approaches, like a thief in the night, in the present darkness (Ephesians 6:12 — For our battle is not against flesh (A) and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, (B) against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil (C) in the heavens. (D) also John 9:4 — We [a] must do the works (A) of Him who sent Me [b] while it is day. (B) Night is coming when no one can work. [a]Other mss read I [b]Other mss read sent us ). The dwelling created must not be built on sand, as gardens can have sand. Though, dwellings can also be moved onto solid ground, like faith moves mountains.
Matthew 7:24 — "Therefore, (AA) everyone who hears these words (AB) of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn't collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn't act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!"
To note, as well, Father is in everything, so all of Creation should not be kept out of one's heart. At the same time, Father has even placed specific controls to make sure evil stays in check, but there will be a time when no evil will be tolerated.
Matthew 7:18 — And He said to them, "Are you also as lacking in understanding? Don't you realize that nothing going into a man from the outside can defile him?
A person does not need to close themselves off from the world in order to stay pure to Father.

History’s Mysteries
By Deborah
Lost civilizations, ancient ruins, sacred writings, unexplained artifacts, and science mysteries. These are just a few of the topics you can find when searching for information about history’s mysteries. There are people who live their lives like a real life Indian Jones, searching for ancient things that some consider priceless while others consider them worthless. Some may study these things in an academic environment or from their family room armchair. Truly, those things that are out of the ordinary that we can’t quite place in our history are intriguing. 
Ecclesiastes 3:1

[ The Mystery of Time ] There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven:

Psalm 139:6
6 [This] extraordinary knowledge is beyond me.
    It is lofty; I am unable to [reach] it.
I wonder what percentage of the “truth seekers” take into consideration that clues to what they are seeking or finding can be found in The Bible? That Father Yahweh may have had a hand in these mysteries? To accept that there are clues to the truth about them in The Bible, well that would then validate The Bible. 
Daniel 2:47
 
The king said to Daniel, "Your God is indeed God of gods, Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, since you were able to reveal this mystery."

Job 12:22
 
He reveals mysteries from the darkness and brings the deepest darkness into the light.
It seems that when I myself learn about them from a tv program or written material, there are many different theories but none of them definitive. It can be tempting to make a declarative statement about these mysteries, but the truth is, we just don’t know the full truth. We can guess, but because over time the truth about them has been hidden for Father’s own purposes we cannot possibly fully understand the depths of these things or the implications of how they affect us. At least, not until Father reveals them. 
Yahweh created everything seen and unseen. For Her, there are no mysteries in creation. 
Job 38:4 
4 Where were you when I established the earth?
Tell [Me], if you have understanding.

Job 38:16
16 "Have you traveled to the sources of the sea or walked in the depths of the oceans?"

Job 38:12-13
12 Have you ever in your life commanded the morning
or assigned the dawn its place,
13 so it may seize the edges of the earth
and shake the wicked out of it?
She knows the story behind their beginning and their end. And She knows each and every one of our stories too. 
Psalm 139:15-16
15 My bones were not hidden from You

when I was made in secret,
    
when I was formed in the depths of the earth.
    16 Your eyes saw me when I was formless;
    
all [my] days were written in Your book and planned
    
before a single one of them began.
Someday, we will know the truth behind these and other mysteries. Father will educate us beyond our wildest dreams. We will continue to grow in the knowledge of Her Way and experience unimaginable wonders. That time is drawing nearer, but we still have a ways to go. In the meantime, trust that there is a reason for everything and that reason doesn’t exclude our Creator’s knowledge or involvement. Keep focused on Father and Christ. Keep focused on your faith and works. And don’t force the understanding of a mystery today that may be revealed tomorrow. 
Deuteronomy 29:29

The hidden things belong to the LORD our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.

1 Corinthians 2:7
 
On the contrary, we speak God's hidden wisdom in a mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory.

Colossians 1:26 

the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to His saints.

Colossians 2:2
 
[I want] their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding, and have the knowledge of God's mystery —Christ.

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

Regina
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…

Johanna
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…

Deborah
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…

Elisha
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
Jaddai:
Watch the shield with your ability to transfix on it. The cherubs will come alive within the shield.
[in the image: (top of shield) Genesis 15:1 "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield; your reward will be very great." We are the shield of all of Father's children. (bottom of shield) Deuteronomy 32:29 "How happy you are, Israel! He is the shield that protects you, the sword you boast in. Your enemies will cringe before you, and you will tread on their backs."]
Regina:
Is the lifting of mamres a form of greeting…? Because that's what I just saw.
Jaddai:
Yes, it is a salute.
Mark 15:18
"And they began to salute Him, "Hail, King of the Jews!" When the Roman soldiers saluted Jesus, they saluted in the same way. Though they were making fun of him, the salute is no less a salute for whatever reason it is given. The same as no less a thrust through the heart with a mamre, whether it be for justice, or it be without just cause. The end result was a thrust, just as a salute is a salute. However, when we salute with mamres, it is to bestow honor on those we salute.
There is also a hand salute. This is given over the heart by hand. And, a greeting by placing your head on one's shoulder. 
1 Kings 4:29
"[ Solomon's Wisdom and Literary Gifts ] God gave Solomon wisdom, very great insight, and understanding as [vast] as the sand on the seashore."

1 Chronicles 22:12
"Above all, may the LORD give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God."


We're going to study something new. I've related that Father's angelic hosts are responsible for keeping creation in working order. So, we want to see if you can locate any spirits within this photo? I believe it to be an actual shot of the corona, however, I do not know if the magnetic field is added or not. It does however exist, but the corona is what we are targeting for now. So see what each of you can detect by altering the lighting or however you wish to locate the spirit or spirits involved in this process.
Sites to study this subject: [Understand this process will give further insight on the spirit realm in the future. Like Regina stated on another thread, both the visible and invisible realms are interconnected in likeness. So, is it invisible to those that live in the invisible realm? Not at all. Another meaning for the "visible realm" is that all is EXPOSED to the other realm. Nothing hidden from their eyes.
If electricity is invisible – and it is- does that mean that it is a product of the invisible realm, or the visible realm. Think real hard on this. 
Let me add that electricity is invisible in the visible realm, but not invisible in the spirit realm. Does that help?

Spiritual War News
Jun 18, 2010
Joe – From what Jaddai asked me to do, I understand that I'm to relay information about the spiritual war on this thread. As time progresses, your understanding of the spiritual war will be backed with photographic proof for your Newsletter editions. The Seraphic Order is to supply Jaddai with recorded events and he's to dispatch the records to me for postings on the ministry forum. He mentioned that dark realms and the Orange Plane would eventually be placed on here so that all of you and your readership can view the reality of the spirit realm in living color. As a member of a holy ghost order, I'm to also give insight on our Mother's conception of the 146,000 orders that make up the union of holy ghosts. When we speak of Father whom is our Mother, we speak of being in union with Father, and the Son, which is termed Her "Only Son," meaning by creation, being the only Son She personally created. So the union of holy ghosts are as the Word speaks by saying in union with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The holy ghost meaning the 146,000 Orders that make up the union of ghosts. The union is spoken of as as a single entity, because we are in single union with our Mother and Christ Jesus. Like when Jesus said "The Father and I are one." He was referring to the union that exists. That's enough of that for now. Because I must put Aradon on this thread to start off the war news. The chebar that turned away to avoid the rain of white fire from this WFC was not successful, because Aradon's bursts were very deadly to all of the demons in pursuit of the cherubs he went to aid and successfully saved from being killed by those demons. All of the demons in that assault were killed by Aradon. Very good Alpha member and a very kind and caring angel for Father's family if I do say so myself. My experiences with him have always been positive.
We bring you WFC Aradon, White Fire Commander to the Seraphic Order of Alpha:
Regina – I'm curious about the increase in Holy Ghost Orders from 144,000 to 146,000… I don't believe we've been filled in on that yet. Can you help? Perhaps we'd want to include that in the newsletter as well.
Joe –
Hello Regina  There are only 144,000. I was supposed to see it anyone corrected me. Jaddai said to quiz all of you by testing your memories. Not my idea. It is Michael's. But you did well, and thank you.
When Michael was split off Yahweh, how much energy was his and how much of Her's was She left with?
When the Azmon Barrier was put in place around the Orange Plane, how many holy angels circle it? Is it one million or two million?
Regina – Uhm… I would have to say that it's shared energy, as all energy belongs to Father and is of Father. I think it may be a part of what makes us "one" in union with Father and the importance of harmony within Her Creation.
Joe – There are three quarters of demons that fell from Heaven to Mars. How many holy angels does that leave Father with? 
Knowing the Word is to have an ANCHOR in the knowledge of TRUTH. That number will not change on the number of Orders. Only on the amount of holy ghosts that are in the Orders.
I'm sorry Regina.  He was not split off Father. He was split off Christ. From Father who is Mother – he was created, or given birth by Mother. The difference is this: To be created is to be a part of Father in every way, but you are in union by virtue of remaining in union with Her. To be split off is to be DIVIDED for a purpose that is not what Father wants in creation for eternity. It is for a specific duty that eventually must come to and end, and thereby bring the split back into unity. Being split is a division of energy, making you non-whole. Do you understand. You are lacking, therefore you must be reunited at some time in the future.
Deborah – The Azmon Barrier was not placed around the Orange Plane (OP). It was placed around the Detention Plane, also known as the planet earth. I have no idea how far into the atmosphere it goes but I do remember that those imprisoned down here have at times tried to escape via space program launches. 
I don't remember being told the exact number of holy angels make up the barrier. I think I recall being told "millions". Still.. I hesitate to say 2 million because I just don't recall being told the exact amount.
Elisha/Regina: It was one-third that fell from Heaven to earth.
Jun 19, 2010
Regina –  I was thinking when Yahweh CREATED Michael! I read the question too quickly.
Joe – That's okay. Like the Word, you have to ponder each word. 
I have to tell you that Seraiah supplied me with a picture of a banner that honors Jaddai. He also gave me one that the color is altered for seeing what might not be evident otherwise. Seraiah felt you might want to have it printed to frame or might want it on a tee shirt. I know from past observance of your Shield that it is on a jousting pole and they waved it at the demons when they would come around. A deterrent against their intentions I suspect.
If you can see the legionnaire on the right, that demon is casting as female in a straw hat. She is saying, you will all have to be paraded, as in offed by them???  Didn't happen?
The one casting in the business suit with the tie on the left, he is saying we mean business and you're about to be laid to rest in your best suit or attire. The cast of the lion was a warning that our side was about to storm the top of them, which is exactly what they did.

Lifting the Veil
Learning How to See and Decipher Spiritual Photos
For the readers: The formatting of the newsletter provides for a limited size of pictures. Some of the psychic growth pictures are actually much larger in size and viewing them in full size could help grow even further. If any reader would like full scale images of the given pictures, please feel free to respond in email to: contactlightoflifeministry@yahoo.com.
You can also see larger versions on our online version of the newsletter and you can also visit www.chosen.weebly.com/ spiritual-photos.html for further lessons, information and exercises.
For Exercise
The following interconnects from the section, Nourishment From The Throne. The first image came from Jaddai. The second image is courtesy of Elisha, and the last two also came from Jaddai.

Signs From Above
“He rescues and delivers, He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth, for He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 6:27
UFO Examiner files a UFO report
July 30, 2010
UFO Examiner
Roger Marsh
It's been 37 years since I've seen a UFO – and finally this evening – Thursday, July 29, at 10:59 p.m. – I was blessed with watching something odd in the late evening sky.
Keep in mind – a UFO is not necessarily an alien craft from a far away galaxy or inter-dimensional travelers. It's just something flying through the air that you cannot immediately identify.
Falling object over Ohio splits into pieces and moves in formation
July 28, 2010
UFO Examiner
Roger Marsh
An Ohio couple driving along I-675 report watching a bright, falling object in the sky on July 16, 2010, that split into multiple pieces and then hovered or moved in formation until they dimmed out, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
Arizona firefighters report 'round green light' moving at high speed
July 28, 2010
UFO Examiner
Roger Marsh
Three Arizona firefighters report a silent, "round, green light with a green halo around it" moving at extreme speed across the sky on July 21 2010, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
Airline passenger reports silver sphere-shaped UFO 1,000 feet under jet
July 28, 2010
UFO Examiner
Roger Marsh
An airline passenger on approach to Philadelphia reports watching a "silver sphere-shaped object approximately a thousand or so feet below" the plane at 8 p.m. EST on July 18, 2010, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
UFO stuns Pretoria residents
2010-07-26 
News24.com
Fanie van Rooyen
Pretoria – An unidentified flying object (UFO), which apparently consisted of three bright lights, astounded residents from Booysens in Pretoria for two consecutive nights for several hours.

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
Leaked files indicate U.S. pays Afghan media to run friendly stories
Yahoo News
Blacklisted News
July 27, 2010
Buried among the 92,000 classified documents released Sunday by WikiLeaks is some intriguing evidence that the U.S. military in Afghanistan has adopted a PR strategy that got it into trouble in Iraq: paying local media outlets to run friendly stories.
Audit: US cannot account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds
Yahoo News
by Tarek El-Tablawy, AP Business Writer
July 27, 2010
BAGHDAD – A U.S. audit has found that the Pentagon cannot account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraq reconstruction money, spotlighting Iraqi complaints that there is little to show for the massive funds pumped into their cash-strapped, war-ravaged nation.
Mexico prisoners 'freed for killings' in Durango state
BBC
July 25, 2010
Gunmen who killed 17 people at a party in northern Mexico earlier this month were let out of prison to carry out the attack, state prosecutors say.
North Korea warns of 'sacred nuclear war' as U.S. carries out military drills off peninsula
Daily Mail
July 25, 2010
North Korea warned of a ‘sacred war’ using its ‘nuclear deterrent’ as the U.S. and South Korea today began a series of joint military exercises.
The two allies said the manoevres were intended to send a strong signal to the North that aggression in the region will not be tolerated.
Shock, blame after 19 trampled at German festival
Yahoo News
AP
by Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Augstein, Associated Press Writers
July 25, 2010
DUISBURG, Germany – Throngs of techno fans followed the floats, the dancers and the throbbing music to the festival venue: an old freight railway station that local media estimated could handle 300,000 people.

Crop Circle Watch
The White Horse, nr Alton Barnes. Wiltshire. Reported 25th July

No Field Report on this Crop Circle is available at this time.
Roundway Hill, nr Devizes, Wiltshire. Reported 25th July

No Field Report on this Crop Circle is available at this time.
East Field, nr Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. Reported 26th July

No Field Report on this Crop Circle is available at this time.
Windmill Hill, nr Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire. Reported 27th July

No Field Report on this Crop Circle is available at this time.
Beggar's Knoll, Nr Westbury, Wiltshire. Reported 27th July

I was just in the Beggar’s Knoll formation today July 27, the first day of its reported appearance. A few of us dashed over to search for it as soon as your notification came in. 
There was little sign of previous visitors. Perhaps only one or two people had been there before us (there were 4 of us) and most of the formation had not been touched or walked upon. The lay was quite flat to the ground yet also ‘fluffy’ to step upon. Untouched wheat lay spread before my eyes – a welcomed sight after so many visitors in the formations this year have made such a sight a rare event! I hardly wanted to step on it!! 
The perimeters were sharp and clean. Graceful curves in the wheat lay were a lovely feature with only one, possibly two swirled centres among them all. There were numerous segments of the design surrounded by undisturbed standing wheat with no tram line access. Hopefully round shots to come will show this still to be true. 
The formation is on a sloping hill and incurs wind – possibly had been rained upon – yet it was all very smooth, if a bit weathered. I found some bent stalks though the crop was very mature and ready for harvest. Numerous crop samples were taken for an LNEAT test to be done later. 
This formation is a beautiful example of skilled clean wheat lay that makes the experience of being among the first into it an extra special event on so many levels!
– Shawn Randall
Stanton St. Bernard, nr All Cannings, Wiltshire. Reported 28th July

Simplicity returns to Pewsey Vale 
The circle at Stanton St Bernard returns us back to a more simple statement. Perhaps this is what we need to be reminded of in these turbulent times.
East Field, nr Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. Reported 29th July

I can tell you apparently the circle makers were photographed from the hill and people from the hill went into the circle and chatted to the makers before they left the field. Such is life. It was also a lovely night but a bit on the cold side and many people were camped on the hills and night watching. So it was really likely any circle makers would be spotted. There was also two balls of light spotted by two gentlemen on the hill around the same.
– Julian Gibsone
Wickham Green (South of M4), nr Hungerford, Buckinghamshire. Reported 30th July

Location: Saw today. Wickham, off Baydon Road. As you approach Wickham it is in the first field on the left (although not in sight). My cousins son saw it from the local primary school and told us. I stopped to look, you can jut see it coming out of Wickham on the right.
Map: SU395715 APPROX. Google Maps Map reference confusing must be fields to the north or east.
Crop: Wheat
Description: Looks to be a large flattened ring with lines and various diameter circles in it. Looks massive, although I am unsure of exact size. I would estimate between 250 to 400 foot across.
Discovery: Saturday 31st July 2010 to Date Correction:- 2010-07-30 22:20:56
Name: James Weibe
Status: Waiting for photographic Evidence
Update: Unfortunately I fly back to Canada today. The Google map reference is accurate and it shows the field just before the Bell Inn pub. If you stand near the sign for the village you can make out the formation in the corner of the field close to the road. I hope that is good enough. I will check the Crop Circle Connector for updates.
Sorry its the Five Bells pub and the formation is in the corner on the left near the motorway I think.
Update:- Frank Lauman has just phoned Julian Gibsone in from the latest circle at Wickham. He feels it has been there for sometime. His description is that it is the radius of the ring is between 100 and 200 meters. In the ring is a grid with straight lines. On the straight lines are lots of small circles. It is not that easy to find. It is next to the M4 motorway on the south side and north of the Five Bells pub. Well done Frank.

Signs in Humanity
Final pictures of Britain's fattest woman who ate herself to death despite undergoing gastric band operation
Daily Mail
by Carol Driver
July 27, 2010
These are the last pictures of Sharon Mevsimler – Britain’s fattest woman who ate herself to death.
Surrounded by her family, the 41-year-old can be seen celebrating her birthday with a huge cake – while confined to a reinforced hospital bed.
'Angel-faced monster': Boy, 8, hit teacher, set fire to family home, pushed his grandfather down stairs and tortured the dog
Daily Mail
by David Wilkes
July 28, 2010
He looks as if butter wouldn't melt in his mouth as he gives his mother a loving cuddle.
But such domestic harmony is an all-too-fleeting part of Kieran Prickett's life, as his long-suffering family and teachers can confirm.
At the age of eight, he has already been expelled from primary school after a string of violent outbursts towards other pupils and staff which ended when he hit a teacher.
Lorry passenger killed in smash after yobs throw rocks at cars on busy dual carriageway
Daily Mail
July 28, 2010
Police are hunting a gang of yobs seen pelting cars from the side of a busy dual carriageway just moments before a passenger died in a horrific crash.
Student 'killed pushy father who wanted him to go to the Sorbonne': Body buried under concrete in garden, jury told 
Daily Mail
by Lucy Ballinger
July 28, 2010
A gifted law student murdered his father and buried him in their back garden because he resented the ‘weight of his expectations’, a court heard yesterday.
School caretaker 'planted child porn on boss's computer in bid to get his job'
Daily Mail
July 29, 2010
A school caretaker’s assistant planted child porn on his boss’s computer to get him sacked, a court heard yesterday.
Neil Weiner did not like Eddie Thompson and hoped he would get promoted if he was fired, jurors were told.

Arks of Safe Haven
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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.
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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
QUAKES
7/24/10 – 
5.1 SULAWESI, INDONESIA
5.0 KEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
5.4 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
5.2 OFFSHORE O'HIGGINS, CHILE
5.4 CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO REGION
5.0 NORTHWEST OF AUSTRALIA
5.1 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
6.5 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
5.3 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
5.0 BISMARCK SEA
5.3 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
5.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
Six earthquakes struck the Moro Gulf of Mindanao island in the southern Philippines, including three of magnitude seven or higher in about one hour, but no damage was reported.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has recorded 250 aftershocks since Saturday.
7/25/10
5.8 KURIL ISLANDS
5.1 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
5.4 TAIWAN
6.0 TONGA
HAITI – Anger grows as U.N. rates the earthquake response as good. U.N. officials in Haiti are saying that the response given by the international community to the devastating earthquake disaster was good. But six months after the earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people, survivors in makeshift tent cities continue to express growing discontent with aid relief efforts. 
An officials said, “I am not saying more could not have been done, but I think the response provided so far, six months after the disaster, was good compared to previous disasters in other parts of the world…Six months after the tsunami in Aceh 700 temporary shelters were built. However in Haiti we have more than 3,700. In Aceh 14,000 people got temporary jobs through high labor intensity programs, while we have more than 200,000 working here." He also mentioned the case of Kobe, in Japan, that was devastated in 1995 by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that killed 6,400 people and left 300,000 people homeless. He said after 5 years of recovery, it’s only this year Kobe is getting back to the situation it was before the disaster. “And all that occurred in an industrialized country with advanced social and economic infrastructures", showing how difficult it has been for the poorest country in the western hemisphere to cope with the aftermath of the disaster.
Despite all these figures, many homeless survivors, have expressed growing frustration with the lack of access to some of the most basic living conditions. Others complain about the unbearable heat generated by the plastic tents exposed to a burning sun in wide open areas, mostly without any vegetation to provide shade. Survivors also expressed concern about the current rainy and hurricane seasons that could cause another disaster if appropriate precautionary measures are not taken immediately. “Here, it’s like hell. When it rains we are flooded, when it is sunny, the heat is killing us." The international donor community pledged $5.3 billion over the next two years as part of $9.9 billion aid package to help rebuild the country over the next several years. But officials say only about 10 percent of pledged funds have been disbursed and continues to trickle in slowly.
7/26/10
5.6 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN 
5.0 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
5.5 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
5.1 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
5.5 JUJUY, ARGENTINA
5.5 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
7/27/10
5.0 EASTERN XIZANG, CHINA
7/28/10
5.3 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
5.3 OFF COAST OF OREGON
5.0 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
5.1 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
7/29/10
5.1 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
6.3 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
7/30/10
5.2 BALLENY ISLANDS REGION
5.6 OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA 
5.6 EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN 
6.2 OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA
VOLCANOES - 
COLUMBIA – Authorities declared a yellow alert for the Machin volcano located in Colombia's central Tolima department, following an increase in registered seismic activity in the area. Registered 68 tremors over the weekend, one measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale which was felt by locals in the zone. An erruption of the Machin volcano could potentially affect close to a million people in the departments of Tolima, Quindio, Valle del Cauca and Cundinamarca. Machin is one of the Colombia's volcanoes that has the most propensity to affect widespread damage on the Andean nation. The volcano has a great potential to explode, due to its chemical composition, the magnitude of its erruptions and extensive deposits to feed those erruptions. The Machin volcano's geographical location means it has the potential to adversely affect an area important to Colombia's economy. (map)
GUATEMALA – A state of calamity declared at the end of May by the government was extended for another 30 days due to the grave damages caused by the eruption of the Pacaya Volcano and tropical storm Agatha that left 166 dead and displaced thousands. The emergency was extended because the nation is still dealing with the grave consequences of the two disasters and the need to "ensure the welfare, security and serenity" of those effected. It is estimated that the eruption of the Pacaya, situated a few dozen kilometres from Guatemala City, and the cyclone, caused DAMAGES TO 36% OF INFRASTRUCTURE on a national level, also razing large extensions of forest and crops, in a country where half of the 14-million inhabitants live in poverty. The government estimated the cost of rebuilding at 7.8-billion quetzales (around 747-million Euro). 
COSTA RICA – The Volcán Irazú shook and shook and shook – a total of 31 times – between 5am and 11am on Thursday, though only one of the tremors was perceived by the population, registering 3.1 on the Richter scale. Irazú is a very active zone but currently there is no report of changes in the structure of the volcano. The origin of the earthquakes are due to the activation of a local fault and not the collision or convergence of tectonic plates. The activity at the Irazú Thursday is called a seismic or earthquake swarm, events where a local area experiences sequences of many earthquakes striking in a relatively short period of time. The length of time used to define the swarm itself varies, but an event may be on the order of days, weeks, or months. They are differentiated from earthquakes succeeded by a series of aftershocks by the observation that no single earthquake in the sequence is obviously the main shock. Earthquake swarms are one of the events typically preceding eruptions of volcanoes. 
HAWAII – Lava has stopped flowing toward homes at Kalapana Gardens Subdivision, but Big Island Civil Defense officials say residents need to remain vigilant and be ready to evacuate. For now anyway, lava from Kilauea Volcano is flowing into the ocean, rather than heading east where 35 homes remain standing. Hawaii County Civil Defense says it's a wait-and-see situation for the 70 people living in those homes. "They do need to be prepared to eventually evacuate if the flow starts moving in the easterly direction again. It's just the nature of the risks of living in that particular area." Lava showed its destructive force last Sunday, burning down a house. Emergency officials say they've been closely monitoring the flow in the last couple of weeks once it started heading toward the subdivision. Officials along with the residents will have to remain vigilant to stay out of danger. (video)
The current eruption of Kilauea began on 3 January 1983, and has inundated the town and general vicinity of Kalapana, destroying numerous homes since then. (22 photos)
INDONESIA – Eruptions of mud and methane gas affecting residents. At least 23 mud flows spewing methane gas have been found in Wiboa subdistrict in Kupang regency, East Nusa Tenggara. Some of the eruptions had created cones of mud with a diameter of between three and four meters wide, raising fears they could pose a threat to people's health and surrounding environment. "We are also worried they may cause explosion of methane gas." The spots were similar to those previously found in Pantai Beringin and Poto subdistricts. In the two subdistricts, the eruptions of mud had spread methane gas in a two-kilometer radius from their original source.
Concern was also raised that the mud could reach clean water sources and polluting them with sediments. Timor Island has a lot of soil layer cracks that shift on tectonic plates and could be the cause of the eruptions. There are some 20 hot mud flows in Pantai Beringin and Poto subdistricts. At least five mud eruptions have been found in the region over the last five years. In Napan, Central Timor regency, the spews have created a mound of mud over seven meters high. In East Amfoang, Kupang regency, a flow has created a lake of mud. While on Semau Island, another hill of mud has been created by a similar eruption. The most sporadic eruptions occurred last year in di Mataloko, Golewa district in Ngada regency. Located near a geothermal exploration, the fumes were blamed for respiratory problems among residents in the surrounding areas. The biggest mud flow disaster is located in Sidoarjo, East Java, which began spewing on May 29, 2006, when oil and gas company PT Lapindo Brantas drilled parts of the area. At least 40,000 people have been displaced by the disaster.
ICELAND – The ash cloud that stranded hundreds of thousands of passengers, threatened to blight a summer of air travel and turn 2010 into one long winter has disappeared. Eyjafjallajokull volcano stopped erupting in late May. In April, when the cloud suddenly brought northern Europe to a skidding halt, it was said that disruption could last "for more than 20 years". Even Iceland's President weighed in warning this eruption was just a "small rehearsal" for what was to come. He suggested Ketla, the volcano's more violent neighbour, was due to go off at any moment. But not only has Eyjafjallajokull calmed down, but Ketla's "imminent" eruption may not take place for another 100 years. A geophysicist with the Iceland Met Office said: "People have been waiting for Ketla to erupt since before I was born, and I am 50 now."
TROPICAL STORMS –
Tropical Storm Chanthu killed 11 people and injured four others in Vietnam. Chanthu, which hit the Vietnam-China border on July 23 before weakening into a low-pressure system, brought heavy rainfall, flash floods and landslides, damaging roads, houses and crops in many provinces in northern Vietnam. Among the victims was a 2-year-old child who was killed when a landslide caused the family home to collapse. The three other members of her family suffered injuries but were rescued. More than 100 houses collapsed and some 100 hectares of rice were destroyed. The storm dumped rainfall of between 83 and 382 millimeters in northern areas. Rain was forecast to continue in northern provinces today. 13 fishermen in Quang Ngai province still missing after Tropical Storm Conson hit Vietnam last week.
HEAVY RAINS / FLOODING / LANDSLIDES / UNUSUAL & OUT-OF-SEASON WEATHER –
IOWA – A nine-mile-long Iowa lake has disappeared after heavy rains led a dam holding back its waters to collapse. Lake Delhi in eastern Iowa drained through the breached dam within hours on Saturday, flooding the nearby town of Monticello. Lakeside homes now overlook a stinking, muddy pit. The 92-year-old Lake Delhi dam failed on Saturday, destroyed by rising water from the Maquoketa River. "There was just more water than it was designed for." About 900 homes were built on the lake front. (photo)
CHINA – Flooding in northeastern China has stranded 30,000 people in one town and washed 1,000 barrels of explosive chemicals into a river. In Kouqian town in Jilin province, residents were trapped when a reservoir and two rivers overflowed following torrential rain. 
In Jilin city itself, containers of explosive fluid from a chemical plant were washed into the Songhua river. China is facing its worst flooding in more than a decade. Weeks of heavy rain have swollen rivers and caused damage, landslides and bridge collapses across a swathe of the country. 928 people have died because of the seasonal bad weather and another 477 are missing. Houses and buildings aere under water, and 80 people are trapped in a train station surrounded by water. Further to the south, in Wuhan city in Hubei province, workers were sandbagging river banks ahead of possible flooding where the Yangtze and Han rivers converge. Early on Wednesday, the massive Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river faced its second test of the season, as floods pushed the water in its reservoir to near capacity. Vast amounts of water have been released from behind the Three Gorges Dam in recent days. Engineers said the water level rose to 158m (518ft) at 0800 local time (0000 GMT) on Wednesday. The maximum capacity is 175m. Flow rates hit 56,000 cubic meters per second – a new high for the dam but lower than last week's peak of 70,000 cubic metres per second on the upper levels of the Yangtze. Authorities have warned communities downstream to prepare for rising water levels as the dam's huge spill gates release torrents of water. 
(photo & map)
MALDIVES – A tropical storm hit the capital city of Male’ Wednesday causing severe damage, while other areas in the country’s middle region were also impacted by wind speeds of up to 62 miles per hour. The weather is unsteady at this time of year. “Strong winds occur during the southwest monsoon every year. Last year wind speeds were recorded up to 50 miles per hour.’’ 10 different incidents were reported to the Maldives National Defence Force following the storm, which issued a warning not to travel by sea and to take safety measures if forced to do so.
The roof of a shop was blown off by the strong wind and metal pipes on a 10th story building were also thrown to the street. A tree fell on top of a house, and many other trees were uprooted. Minor injuries were caused to people and buildings during the incident. 15 incidents at sea were reported. When the storm arrived, a fishing boat with a crew of 11 men sank and the crew was rescued from the sea by the coast guard in the late afternoon. In another incident, a cargo ship drifted onto a reef near Hulhule’.
PAKISTAN – At least 100 people have been killed in floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in north-west Pakistan. Rivers have burst their banks and entire villages of mudbrick houses have been destroyed. Dozens of people are known to have drowned; others have been crushed by collapsing buildings or electrocuted. The floods are THE WORST FOR MORE THAN 80 YEARS and more heavy rain is forecast across much of Pakistan for at least another day. Pakistani TV channels have broadcast footage of vehicles, livestock and people being swept away by powerful torrents. The army says all available troops have been deployed for relief work. Flood alerts have been issued in many parts of the country, and those living in low-lying areas have been advised to move to higher ground. But there are real fears that many more lives will be lost in the coming hours. Airline officials said the weather was likely to have contributed to the plane crash in Islamabad on Wednesday in which more than 150 people died.
EXTREME HEAT / WILDFIRES / DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE- 
RUSSIA – Residents of Moscow were gasping today as the Russian capital was blanketed in a heavy cloud of smoke from forest and peat fires sparked by the MOST SEVERE HEATWAVE FOR DECADES. 
The spires of the city's famous Stalin-era skyscrapers were barely visible behind the curtain of fog and smoke in the early morning hours as the authorities sent in water-bombing aircraft to attack the fires in the Moscow region. Over the last 24 hours, firefighters have been battling 60 forest and peat fires covering a total area of 59 hectares.
The concentration of toxic particles in the air exceeded the norm by 5-8 times. Visibility on Moscow's roads in the morning was no more than 500m but airports carried on working normally. Throughout the city centre, the air smelled of smoke. The Russian capital and much of the country from the Baltic to the Pacific coasts have been suffering from the severest heatwave for decades which has DESTROYED 20% OF ALL OF RUSSIA'S ARABLE LAND. 
Daytime temperatures in Moscow have been over 35C for days and are nudging closer to the all time temperature record in the capital of 36.8C recorded back in 1920. The heatwave has claimed the lives of hundreds of people who drowned in an attempt to cool off from the record temperatures. The horrific toll has been blamed on drunkenness and the use of poorly-equipped beaches. This weekend alone, 65 people drowned in Russia. 
Storms and heat batter and blister U.S. – Large parts of the United States faced another day of extreme weather yesterday, with temperatures in the capital and on the Southeast coast forecast to be near or above 38 degrees Celsius and more storms likely in the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley regions.
Powerful thunderstorms will stretch from the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia region on the Atlantic coast into Kentucky, Accuweather said. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where heavy rains shut the city's main airport on Thursday, local media reported the body of a 19-year-old man who disappeared as flood waters peaked had been recovered from a creek. Many Midwest cities and states were dealing with the aftermath of heavy flooding on Friday and Saturday. Chicago's beaches remained closed for a second day due to possible water contamination after the rains overwhelmed the sewer system, which flowed into Lake Michigan. Half a dozen areas in Illinois, including northern sections of the city, remained under flood warnings. Damage to crops and livestock in Illinois, Iowa and other key agricultural areas of the Midwest Corn Belt was still being assessed but was not expected to be significant.
A report issued Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms that THE PAST DECADE WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD and that the Earth has been growing warmer for the last 50 years. "Extreme weather events are unavoidable. But a warmer climate means that many of these events will be more frequent and more severe." The study (www.ncdc.noaa.gov/bams-state-of-the-climate) draws on data collected from satellites, weather balloons and stations, ships and buoys, analyzed by more than 300 scientists and 160 research groups in 48 countries. "The temperature increase of one degree Fahrenheit over the past 50 years may seem small, but it has already altered our planet. Glaciers and sea ice are melting, heavy rainfall is intensifying and heat waves are more common. And, as the new report tells us, there is now evidence that over 90 percent of warming over the past 50 years has gone into our ocean." While it's impossible to predict all the effects of a hotter ocean, one is well known. As water becomes warmer it expands, raising sea levels. Higher seas will affect and even displace coastal populations, especially in lower-lying areas. The effects on agriculture of more severe droughts and storms are painful to imagine. The conflicts that could ensue from food shortages and human migrations are also unpleasant to contemplate. "Human society has developed for thousands of years under one climatic state, and now a new set of climatic conditions are taking shape."
RUSSIA – The Russian capital Moscow has suffered its HOTTEST DAY ON RECORD, with temperatures reaching 39C (102F). A MONTH-LONG RECORD-BREAKING HEATWAVE has sparked nearly 50 fires in the Moscow region and the capital is sweltering under a thick layer of smog. Health experts say pollution levels in parts of the city are 10 times higher than normal safety limits and advise locals to stay indoors or wear masks. A state of emergency has been declared in more than 20 drought-hit regions. It is estimated A FIFTH OF THE COUNTRY'S WHEAT CROP HAS NOW DIED due to the lack of rain in what is thought to be THE COUNTRY'S WORST DROUGHT FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. Scores have died in the heatwave. 
Meteorologists forecast the temperature will drop by several degrees over the weekend. But dozens of peat and forest fires are still burning on the outskirts of the capital. Health officials have warned the high concentration of carbon monoxide in the air makes breathing as dangerous as smoking several packets of cigarettes every day. The Roshydromet meteorological service had earlier predicted the smog would begin to clear on Thursday evening, saying temperatures were forecast to cool off over the weekend.
SPACE NEWS-
SPACEQUAKES – The five NASA THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a new type of weather surrounding the Earth. In what is being called the “spacequake,” a tremor in the magnetic field of the Earth can produce an earthquake out in space. A magnetosphere is formed around a celestial body, such as Earth, when a stream of charged particles from a star, such as our Sun, interacts with the magnetic field. “A spacequake is a temblor in Earth's magnetic field. It is felt most strongly in Earth orbit, but is not exclusive to space. The effects can reach all the way down to the surface of Earth itself." And, the spacequake can pack “the punch of an earthquake and [play] a key role in sparking bright Northern Lights." 
“Magnetic reverberations have been detected at ground stations all around the globe, much like seismic detectors measure a large earthquake.” The total energy in a spacequake can be comparable to a magnitude 5 or 6 earthquake. “The action begins in Earth's magnetic tail, which is stretched out like a windsock by the million mph solar wind. Sometimes the tail can become so stretched and tension-filled, it snaps back like an over-torqued rubber band. Solar wind plasma trapped in the tail hurtles toward Earth. 
On more than one occasion, the five THEMIS spacecraft were in the line of fire when these "plasma jets" swept by. "Clearly, the jets were going to hit Earth.” The plasma jets produced a spacequake, which shakes Earth’s magnetic field. “The jets crash into the geomagnetic field some 30,000 km above Earth's equator. The impact sets off a rebounding process, in which the incoming plasma actually bounces up and down on the reverberating magnetic field. Researchers call it "repetitive flow rebuffing." It's akin to a tennis ball bouncing up and down on a carpeted floor. The first bounce is a big one, followed by bounces of decreasing amplitude as energy is dissipated in the carpet.”
HEALTH THREATS –
Tropics remain most active areas for H1N1 – Pockets of West Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, and South and Southeast Asia continue to have the most active pandemic flu activity, while overall global flu activity remains low. Australia and New Zealand have seen recent increases in respiratory disease, mostly pandemic flu. Influenza B and H3N2 are dominating South Africa's flu season. The areas with highest H1N1 activity in Asia are India, Cambodia, and Singapore
Diabetes raises risk of H1N1 hospitalizations – Having diabetes triples a person's risk of being hospitalized for pandemic H1N1, according to a new study. Of 162 patients with lab-confirmed novel H1N1, 22 (14%) had diabetes (9 with type 1 and 13 with type 2). This was three times the 7.1 cases expected, based on population demographics. Also, the diabetic H1N1 patients had quadruple the risk of requiring intensive care compared with other H1N1 patients. 
H1N1 hit organ-transplant patients hard – Of 237 cases of pandemic flu in those receiving organ transplants in 26 US, Canadian, and Dutch centers, 167 (71%) were hospitalized because of their infection. Of 230 patients for whom data were available, 73 (32%) had pneumonia, 37 (16%) were admitted to intensive care, and 10 (4%) died. The authors conclude, "Influenza A H1N1 caused substantial morbidity in recipients of solid-organ transplants during the 2009-10 pandemic" and that early antiviral therapy provided clinical benefit.
CDC launches universal flu vaccination recommendation – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed its vaccine advisory group's recommendation for universal influenza immunization, as public health groups prepare to shift gears from pushing the pandemic H1N1 vaccine to drawing the public's attention to the new seasonal flu vaccine advice.

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
Fla. church to host a 'Burn a Koran Day' on Sept. 11
Jul 26, 2010
USA Today
The Dove World Outreach Center, a non-denominational church founded in Gainesville, Fla., in 1986, has outlined its plans on its website and Facebook page.
It says the burnings will be held on church grounds "in remembrance of the fallen victims of 9/11 and to stand against the evil of Islam. Islam is of the devil!" The church sells "Islam is of the Devil" T-shirts.
'My atheism is no threat to the church'
By ASSOCIATED PRESS 
07/29/2010 
CANBERRA, Australia — New Prime Minister Julia Gillard assured Australia's Christian majority on Thursday that her atheism would not affect government funding to church-run schools if she is re-elected.
Philistine Temple Ruins Uncovered in Goliath's Hometown
by Hana Levi Julian
IsraelNationalNews.com
7/29/10
Bar Ilan University archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a Philistine temple in the ancient city of Gath, home of the Biblical Goliath, buried in one of the largest tels (ancient ruin mounds) in Israel.
Evangelist Benny Hinn Asks for $2M in Donations
CBN
July 29, 2010
Evangelist Benny Hinn has posted a plea on his web site asking for $2 million in donations.
Megachurch Pastor Seeks 100,000 Christians to 'Save America'
By Michelle A. Vu|Christian Post Reporter
July 26, 2010
An Egyptian-born megachurch pastor is calling out for 100,000 “Bible-believing” Americans to pray for the United States.

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
Government-Incited Gang Attacks House Church
HO CHI MINH CITY, July 23 (CDN) — A gang of youths on Sunday (July 18) attacked a house church as the congregation worshiped in Xi Thoai village in Phu Yen Province on Vietnam’s south central coast, Christian sources said.
Suspected Islamists Shoot Five Christians to Death in Pakistan
SUKKUR, Pakistan, July 29 (CDN) — A dozen masked men shot five Christians to death as they came out of their church building here on July 15, two months after a banned Islamic extremist group sent church leaders a threatening letter, relatives said. 
Christian attacks in Pakistan continue
28 JULY, 2010
Pakistan (MNN) ― A Catholic nurse trainee nearly died following an attack by a Muslim doctor, who allegedly raped her and threw her from a hospital's fourth-floor window this month.
Attacks on Christians again in Nepal 
Big News Network.com (IANS) 
Wednesday 28th July, 2010 
Attacks on Christians have resumed in this country with a mob breaking a 68-year-old Indian Army veteran's ribs for praying in a church in western Nepal, an activist has alleged.
Court Upholds Expulsion of Counseling Student Who Opposes Homosexuality
By Todd Starnes
Published July 28, 2010 | FoxNews.com
A federal judge has ruled in favor of a public university that removed a Christian student from its graduate program in school counseling over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. Monday's ruling, according to Julea Ward's attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views.

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