CHOSEN: End Times Newsletter – Issue 160

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“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

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Spiritual Warfare

Submitted by Johanna

Ephesians: 6:10 – 18

I place the belt of truth around my waist,

Exposing all the devils schemes and lies.

Deception cannot blind me;

Gods holy word reminds me

The truth of God will conquer and suffice.

The Breastplate of God’s righteousness I don.

I stand in His authority and might.

Dead works are vain and vile,

And on their own defile,

In Christ alone am I made just and right.

The Gospel shoes of peace I now put on,

Paid for by His wounds and blood and love:

To spread the gospel news,

And fill the empty Pews,

And populate the mansions up above.

Faith in Jesus is the shield I raise.

His promises deflect each fiery dart.

Shielding those who trust,

Believing is a must,

The Word of faith will garrison my heart.

My Helmet of salvation is in place

I’m shielded from deceptions subtle kiss.

When the devil spins his lies,

I see through his disguise

I resist you satan, in JESUS name, dismiss!

I take the Spirit’s double-edged sword.

I wield it till I hear the victory bell.

With Word that’s sharp and sure,

I smite and wound and gore,

And with my God I storm the gates of hell.

Copyright © Barry Goode

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In Hours of Discouragement,

God is Our Encouragement

By Regina

In looking back at the earlier part of my life I realize that one of the major things that I was missing in the doctrine that I was brought up in, was a close and personal relationship with Yahweh.

Back then I was led to believe and it felt as though God was in a very far off place and barely reachable except through the intervention of certain saints or a priest, but in having been enlightened to the Truth and via the taking in of Her manna from heaven, I am now able to actually feel Her presence all around me and within me. I now know that when I speak Her name as I approach Her in prayer, no one and nothing else is needed, required or necessary to reach Her because She is really, truly and honestly not just hearing me but really listening to me – no matter how small and insignificant I might feel.

I am certain that if I felt this way for most of my life, then there are others who also feel this way and it’s my sincere hope and prayer that via this ministry we might reach those who are in need of the close and personal relationship available to us all with our loving Mother and Father Yahweh.

This is why I chose this lovely poem by Helen Steiner Rice (it’s title I used as the title of this submission), one of my favorite poets, to share with you all this week. It is full of small reminders of all the ways that Yahweh is there for us always and for eternity should we chose to turn to Her in uncertain and discouraging times.

Sometimes we feel uncertain

and unsure of everything –

Afraid to make decisions,

dreading what the day will bring.

We keep wishing it were possible

to dispel all fear and doubt

And to understand more readily

just what life is all about.

God has given us the answers,

which too often go unheeded,

But if we search His promises

we’ll find everything that’s needed

To lift our faltering spirits

and renew our courage, too,

For there’s absolutely nothing

too much for God to do…

For the LORD is our salvation

and strength in every fight,

our redeemer and protector,

our eternal guiding light.

He has promised to sustain us,

He’s our refuge from all harms,

And underneath this refuge

are the everlasting arms…

So cast your burden on Him,

seek His counsel when distressed,

And go to Him for comfort

when you’re lonely and oppressed…

For in God is our encouragement

in trouble and in trials,

And in suffering and in sorrow

He will turn our tears to smiles.

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The Artist

By Deborah

My Mother’s paint pots are filled with color

She colors everything seen and unseen

A rainbow is but a sample of Her palette

Depth and intensity are seen in shadow and light

Shades and hues are seen in seasons and skin

My Mother has created a canvas for me

Upon which to live out my life

She paints it with texture and perspective

That only She knows

My Mother is The Master Painter

She is the Author and Creator of everything seen and unseen

Our attempts at creating our own masterpieces pale

Yet, even in our mistakes She sees perfection

Because we are Her art

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, 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


“For the LORD gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6

The Elements and Furnaces of Yahweh Ct’d

Seraiah: I know, I know your thoughts as you try to decipher. Consider this: We come in the clouds under fire perfected by our archenemy’s advanced technology of mankind; Dawn has us in his sights, but we’re still coming in the future and still infiltrating whether he likes it or not .

P.S. The irony of these last days is this: To be completely fair with Dawn and his forces, Father permitted technology to catch up with its weaponry to give them a fair chance at defeating our forces. This also crosses over with other technology; now, the light spectrum has been decrypted and broken down in all its variations so that even ghost hunters can see what is normally hidden from view; and even voice communication devices are now the norm to allow spirit communication through them; it is all part of leveling the playing field for the final battle of creation this side of Armageddon.

Elisha: My first thoughts are that time doesn’t stop. It’s possible that even not counting time doesn’t mean that past, present, and future wouldn’t be marked somehow. Even if I don’t know what time it really is, I still know what I did and what I’ll do later. I’m thinking that time continued for you because when you came back, things had progressed. You didn’t come back to the moment right when you left. The rest, I’m still pondering.

Regina: We know there are very few coincidences… this was the verse of the day on Biblegateway and it ties in with my two prior posts – thank you Father for Your further instruction!

2 Corinthians 5:21 21 He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

My first thought when I read this is how there is eternal life where there is righteousness and righteousness as well as eternal life is found through Christ Jesus and in following in his footsteps.

Seraiah: All of the comments are very good.

Deborah: That vision… is the most intense thing you’ve shown us. Rotating brings out more than I expected. I don’t even know where to begin marking. I know its a battle. When I played with the colors, Cherub blue and red were prominent. So much death.

Alderra: Interesting comments on time and eternity.
I think of time to be more of a concept rather than a literal, measurable particle. When we measure time, what are we really measuring? It’s entirely mathematical. Time on Mars would be different than time on Earth, particularly where years are concerned. The “time” we live in now is linear containing three tenses, one of which only exists at the “present”, whereas what has happened is the “past” and what may happen later is the “future”

Talking of time and existence, I have some questions if anyone wants to answer/discuss them.

Do angels have mass? If so, how is it they can pass through objects?
Is it possible to will oneself into existence? (this question defies all known laws!)
I’m not sure what you mean when you say you have been outside of time – do you mean outside of linear time

I don’t think time stops if you are outside of time, for as long as you exist, time passes – if you yourself are not counting time, there are others who do.
I think those with no beginning can count time from a fixed point of reference, even if they create that reference from their earliest known memory.

The question about the qualities of being eternal and timeless would seem to apply to those with no beginning, but I don’t see why someone who has been granted eternal life, or to time indefinite, should not consider themselves eternal. I think perhaps one might have to redefine what it means to be eternal? Perhaps a better word would be immortal, not subject to death, as long as the person proves acceptable to Yahweh.

Will technology ever be advanced enough so that it is possible to directly see a spirit being or directly determine the existence of one other than the confusing geiger counters and infra red detectors used on those ghost hunter shows.

Seraiah: (Responding to Alderra) You are correct; eternity is for the eternal. When time stops for humankind sometime after Dawn and his cronies are exited from existence, then marking time will cease; so, say we are 10 million years plus down the path of Yahweh, and we no longer age, and we hardly remember this old past. At that point you could easily say you’re eternal, because there is no ending to your existence as long as you remain on the straight and narrow path of Yahweh’s. As for spirits having mass, the answer is yes. To prove it out, you need only consider that they (the demons and Dawn) are confined to this planet. If they did not have mass, it would be almost impossible to contain them in any given area; just the creation process where angels are brought into existence requires dark energy – which is a finer energy than the visible creation is composed of; but all things created are created from energy that contains mass; it simply varies depending on the type of creation you might be.

About seeing spirits with equipment; they already have developed sensitive equipment that does exactly that; being translucent is what makes it difficult to see them, but not impossible; when a spirit wants to be seen, they simply lower their vibratory rate; they have to either draw in colors, or use the existing colors around them to be seen.

“I’m not sure what you mean when you say you have been outside of time – do you mean outside of linear time?” Yes, where time is not counted; theoretically, if I had never come back inside, and let’s just say that Yahweh’s reality collapsed out of existence after a million years or so, but I was still in existence outside of any reality but eternity, then I would simply be in existence with no reason to count time; it would just go on and on… but, without any real direction for me. This would never happen, because Yahweh’s energy is part of my makeup; without a periodic feeding I would cease to exist. That’s what separates the creations from the Gods.

Here’s how to view them: They have a spirit body that is within an energy mass that exists outside- though a part of their makeup – that allows them to cast energy via thoughts. It’s like an outer shell, and it is connected to their celestial bodies; so, if one is injured, and the injury is to the casted energy, the shock, hit, stab or whatever occurs is felt all the way to their bodies that are within that energy; once they cast, whatever happens to the cast happens to their celestial body. Injuries occur, and death can also happen, but they call it being “Offed.”

Like turning off a light switch. Death is ever present on either side of the spectrum; this is why Michael went to the aid of one of his angelic warriors that was battling a demonic prince; that angel had a job to perform, so Michael took his place. If death were not possible, then the holy angel would have simply went on his way instead of engaging in a battle that was meaningless; there would be no point in fighting if nothing could be gained from being victorious; it would simply be a show in mamre-swordsmanship. But because injury or death can result, the opposing forces fight fierce battles. Keep in mind that Dawn and his angels fought to try and remain in heaven; if fighting was futile, there would have been no point in battling it out in an effort to hold ground, which is what Dawn and his demons are always trying to do.

Spiritual War News

The Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness

July 6, 2010

Joe:
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Seraiah is pointing up at Jaddai, and you are right on target with our Savior. I asked Jake to send me the pic with an explanation of who’s who. He added the LOZ patch so you could see what Mother is wearing, because you all had a part in developing and making that patch and should feel pride that She felt it worthy of Her own adornment.

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Regina – I was also curious, Joe, and I know you said you weren’t able to attend, but are send off’s common? Are they like pep rallies? Do people speak and is there singing and cheering?

Joe – No, not common. It’s because so much is riding the line that Mother gave them personal attention. The war dispatches are being curtailed at present because many of the LOZ have been offed since their arrival at the planet Andeus. The JAC are a tough fighting group of warriors. Jaddai is altering his strategy, and hopes to have good news for Seraiah in the coming days ahead.

I guess you could say it’s like a pep rally Lots of things going on between the masses there.

July 8, 2010

Joe – “Submitted by seraiah (user info) at 2010-07-08 13:32:42 EDT (#)
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Get a telescope and look to Orion. Yahweh is presently offing the disloyal LOZ members in that part of the expanse. When they get through there, they are coming here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alphy “

He has it backwards. We have lost three quarters of the LOZ sent there against the JAC, and Jaddai has now requested more troops, but Mother Yahweh has denied the request. Seraiah was preparing to leave and go there himself but She ordered him not to go. Where this will go from here is still in question

Regina – I was reading Joshua last night and the account of how hail stones were used to kill of large numbers of the enemy and it got me thinking about our battle with the JAC. Do you know if there’s any reason why we couldn’t “hailstone” them from above with antimatter?

Joe – They had already considered that. They took it off the table because when Seraiah was cloaked and preparing to destroy the facilities on the first three sister planets, he was also checking out some mobile holding areas that he found holy ghost observers and LOZ members from the old Joint Command being held against their will that have remained faithful to Father. How wide spread the captivity throughout the Orion complex of planets is is unknown. The only way to free the captive prisoners is to take the Constellation planet by planet. When Michael was offed, the plan was to inspect the three sisters though the facilities were blown, the planets were still intact, and free those holy ghost and LOZ that surveillance and then later Seraiah reported on, because he also saw prisoners being held at those three, because even before he gave his report on the confinement of them, surveillance had revealed that there were indeed prisoners being held at all three sisters. But the blasts Seraiah chose to take out the facilities with were close to where the surveillance had shown captives on the three planets. The question was, did they survive the blasts? Then there are many more planets throughout that Constellation just like Andeus. It just so happened that an Alpha Surveillance craft was conducting a scan on that sector of Orion when they picked up all of the activity at that planet. That caused them to do a closer more in depth look at the planet and they saw that the JAC was preparing against an invasion force from Father’s forces. But they also know that the JAC is still spread out through the Constellation, but are not presently certain of how many pockets exist and exactly how many are in each pocket. To learn all of that, they must spy on each individual planet and then go and search the planets with the view that they will probably meet resistance.

P.S. Seraiah did not believe the prisoners were housed close enough to be affected by any of his blasts at the time they were individually detonated, but they were huge explosions, and no later surveillance revealed any prisoners in the old areas they had previously been seen in by Alpha Surveillance, simply because the areas were gone. But according to Seraiah’s report, the prisoners were constantly being moved on the three sisters, and is why he could not make a move to try and free any of them, so he again turned his attention to the destruction of the facilities and hoped for the best.

July 9, 2010

Joe – This is not from any Dispatch I’ve received. Simply because Alpha is holding off on putting out any new Dispatches. But Jake confided in me that Jaddai left Andeus under the power of his Starfire craft while being chased and was headed out towards our Antijaboks and Chebars that are guarding the time barrier. Before he reached their safety his craft was struck by a laser that has left his craft dead and vulnerable to the JAC. Alpha surveillance said he’s adrift in space with his crew, which among them is Liddia and Jade, so Jake has a vested interest in this latest dilemma because Jade is his partner. Alpha Surveillance notified Alpha Command that they cannot take any action to rescue Jaddai and his crew because the JAC are completely surrounding his craft, but are simply sitting there in space observing the situation and probably watching to see if Alpha makes a rescue attempt. Jake also told me that Seraiah has gone back to see Mother Yahweh and he believes Seraiah will not take no for an answer this time Jake is waiting to hear back from him, and then he will update me.

The Jerusalem Chessboard Post which puts out the news on the war with Satan and has reported that the JAC are starting to become active within the detention barrier. Those that have underwater bases and bases within the interior of this planet are now starting to come out and fly their crafts in the atmosphere. The original Michael chose to leave them alone as long as they were not aiding Satan or causing other problems, at least until the Orion renegades were dealt with. Now it looks like Seraiah has his hands full on both sides of the DP. The JCP obtains most of its information directly from holy ghost observers and does not depend on dispatches from Alpha Command, which does not always give out information to the spirit community. We’ll see what develops with this latest activity within the barrier.

P.S. I almost forgot that the JCP reported that Satan had been reanimated and returned to the DP in a past edition. Unlike the Dispatches I receive, I have no way of converting a copy of the JCP to computer format. It is spiritual energy and is read only by the spirit community to keep up with the spiritual war. So far, the JCP has not dealt with any news on the JAC except in a brief quote of Alpha Command’s dual spiritual wars and the latest about the JAC becoming active in the DP.

Was just conversing with Jake again. He told me that Jaddai had cloaked his craft at some point when he left Andeus because Alpha Surveillance noted it disappeared off their screen for awhile, but the JAC either guessed at where he planned to route his craft, or else they were able to see beyond the cloak. But anyway and however it might have been they knew, they fired lasers and one hit the craft. When it did, the cloak dropped away when he lost power to his craft. That’s when Alpha Surveillance picked it back up on their detection screen. So it looks like Jaddai tried an evasive move when he left, but why he left is still unknown unless he was the last surviving vessel on that planet and he knew it was time to bail out of there. I’ll update as soon as I hear anything new.

Here’s the latest update. Alpha Command has not released any new dispatches. What I have is from Jake. In the early hours of this morning, two Antijaboks of the holy family approached the area where Jaddai’s vessel was adrift in space and they were immediately offed by the JAC. An hour or so later the Alpha Surveillance craft noted that the JAC vessels moved in closer to Jaddai’s craft and one of them fired a high intense beam that covered the entire craft. It became opaque looking to the vision of those angels doing the surveillance who could no longer survey its interior, and then it went back to its normal appearance. Immediately after having done that one of the JAC vessel’s crew entered Jaddai’s vessel and brought them off the craft and on to theirs. Jaddai and the others appeared to be unconscious. Then another JAC craft locked on to Jaddai’s Starfire craft with a tractor beam and the entire group of ships headed back to the planet Andeus with Jaddai’s craft in tow where they all then landed at the fortified area the LOZ had failed to invade. The Alpha Surveillance vessel then moved in closer to the planet to try and get a fix on any other LOZ members, but none alive could be detected in the area they scanned. It is now the belief of Alpha Command that the main body of LOZ members are offed for the exception of Jaddai and his crew and possibly other LOZ that might be being held as prisoners in other areas of the planet. Jake said that Gabriel feels that any LOZ captured were probably placed with any of the older Joint Command troops and holy ghosts that are being held captive, and are probably being held in a secluded area of the planet. Possibly underground to try and defeat the Alpha scanning surveillance that they have an in depth knowledge of. Gabriel also feels that the captured Starfire craft, being a new model peaked the JAC’s interest and is why Jaddai and his crew were not destroyed along with it. THe JAC probably want to study its new design. And that when they realized they had captured the lead Commander of the LOZ invasion force, that it gave them what they believe is a valuable chip to bargain with in this new spiritual war they are waging against Father”s throne. But what they don’t know is that Father ordered Seraiah to bring about the destruction of the entire planet. Jake said Seraiah has been in deep thought and has not commented or taken any action on Mother’s latest order to him.

That’s all I have for now, except that Gabriel has petitioned Mother Yahweh to halt giving out any more JAC war news to this ministry until the war with the JAC has been resolved. He cited that he feels what is going on is detrimental to the welfare of Father’s servants involved with ministering the Good News and fighting the fine fight for maintaining faith against the Chief Adversary Satan the Devil. No word on Her decision to his request is presently available. But as all way I will keep you updated unless they silence me on what is going on.

Lifting the Veil

Learning How to See and Decipher Spiritual Photos

Experiments in Camera Setting Ct’d

Seraiah: Here’s another one Jaddai must have taken at one time or another; look at that huge face, and that lady on the right is a spirit also; I just haven’t figured out who she is yet.

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Seraiah: He got those on a mirror reflection from the looks of it. My God, that’s Yahweh’s presence – Father facing, and Mother facing Her male dominant face. Look close; She is face to face with Her female self to the right and male presence facing us. I marked one without marking the large female face looking to the male half.

Regina: Under what circumstances would this happen? Do you know?

Seraiah: It would happen if Jaddai made a formal request via prayer; he was under frequent mental attacks by Dawn, so that might be why Yahweh made an appearance – more for Dawn’s fearful detriment than anything else; I’ll ask him next time we converse.

Proverbs 2:7-9 “He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His loyal followers. Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity—every good path.”

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What do you see in the thumbnail shot? Up close it is not as evident, so always check out the thumbnail views when you are seeking to read messages, because the long shot lets you see a different view than up close.

Regina: I’ve noticed this many times in my own shots – sometimes there are very large letters or casts that aren’t evident when viewed full size.

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In the thumbnail view I see the bright portion (to the left of the cast of Jaddai praying) overcoming the dark portion on the left. The light almost seems to be roaring at the darkness. The positioning of these two items seems symbolic in themselves as well as Jaddai being positioned closest to the light which is protecting him because it surrounds him also.

The whole ceiling is lit up also, which makes me think of the message coming from on high and Father Herself being light.

The C that I marked in my version is also still clearly evident in the thumbnail over the cast of Jaddai praying, which could stand for the Cherubic Order.

To the upper left of the doorway (or window?) I also see what looks like a sledgehammer, then to the left I see a cross and Y that are connected, the bottom of the Y making up the top portion of the cross.

Where the TV is also looks like almost a stern warrior face.

Seraiah: That’s how I read it to. Thanks!

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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

Fireball-Like Objects Photographed over Brant Beach, New Jersey

Probe appears 200 feet over Idaho park and morphs into ‘egg’ and ‘boomerang’

Cylinder UFO reported ‘flying erratically’ over California skies

UFO moved like an ‘insect’ over San Francisco

Mysterious Lights Over East El Paso
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

50 States Launch Bank Foreclosure Probes

Foreclosure Mess Deepens, as Experts Fear that U.S. Has Yet to See the Bottom

Medicare: Reform may cost seniors

Consumer Prices Rise Only for Gasoline and Food

Obama Administration Set to Announce Second Year of $1.3 Trillion Deficit

Signs in Humanity

Man Stabs Child In Long Island Restaurant

Police: Fairfield mom kills young daughters

Police Search Father’s Workplace for Remains of Missing North Carolina Girl

Police officer arrested in Ill., Ind. shootings

Teen Who Killed Brother Sentenced to Life in Prison
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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 –

10/9/10 –

5.2 PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

5.0 TAJIKISTAN

5.2 PAGAN REGION, N. MARIANA ISLANDS

5.8 COSTA RICA

10/10/10 –

5.2 PAKISTAN

5.1 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

5.5 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

5.1 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGI

10/11/10 –

5.2 NORTHEAST OF TAIWAN

10/12/10 –

6.0 NEAR S COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

5.9 TONGA

5.6 TONGA

10/13/10 –

None 5.0 or higher.

10/14/10 –

None 5.0 or higher.

‘Wall to wall’ San Andreas quake overdue – Some U.S. seismologists are increasingly alarmed at the potential of an earthquake occurring along the entire length of California’s San Andreas fault. The San Andreas has long been considered one of the most dangerous faults in the state; however recent research has some experts fearing a future major quake could occur along its entire 340-mile length. The quakes could include a devastating 8.1 shaker and could run “wall to wall” from Monterey to the Salton Sea near the Mexican border. A key section of the San Andreas northwest of Los Angeles is way overdue for a major quake. The last major quake in the section was in 1857 and was halted at the Cajon Pass north of Los Angeles, a fortunate occurrence that seismologists say can’t be counted on in the future.

More than two dozen earthquakes have shaken north central Arkansas in the first eight days of October. All were minor but it begs the questions what’s causing the tremors and could the next one be stronger? Almost all the quakes have been registered within a few miles of the small town of Guy. Nine earthquakes were reported in the city Thursday night. All of the earthquakes registered two point five or less on the Richter Scale which means they were relatively minor and did not cause any property damage.

This year there have been nearly 170 earthquakes in Arkansas – well above average. Some residents think that the natural gas drilling in the area is causing the increased quakes but the experts don’t. The Arkansas Geological Survey says that theory has already been studied. “If you were to plot all the wells, there are over three thousand wells in the area, from White County to Conway County. These earthquakes just don’t line-up. They’re in small clusters.” The geological survey is looking into the possibility that disposal wells which eject dirty water fifteen thousand feet under ground could be causing the spike. Increased earthquakes could lead to some more serious quakes but nothing that would devastate the area. It’s not likely that any earthquake in Arkansas will hit five on the Richter Scale.

Nine Months After the Quake – a Million Haitians Slowly Dying – “If it gets any worse,” said a homeless Haitian mother, “we’re not going to survive.” Around the back of the Haitian National Palace, a park is now home to 5,000 people displaced by the January 2010 earthquake. Sheets are tied to pieces of wood to keep out the sun. Plastic sheeting covers the ground. When it rains, everything they have is soaked. There is no electricity at all in the camps. Water is hard to find. There is no food. The children are terribly hungry. They beg every day for food. The food aid program was terminated in April and nothing took its place. The authorities cut off the food so people would leave the camps, but where is there to go? There are an estimated 1300 “camps” of homeless people in Haiti. Homeless people live literally everywhere. People are camped in the middle of many streets. Shanty structures are built right up to the edge of streets. Every park, every school yard, every parking lot appear to have people living under sheets or lean-to tents. Evictions are starting. Churches are pushing people off their property. Schools which are reopening are turning off the water to the people camped in the ball fields. Some in authority are openly saying that people must be forced out of the camps. But only 13,000 temporary structures have been built and they are far away from family, school, jobs and health care. There is no place to go.

Nine months after the quake, over a million people are still homeless in Haiti. Haiti looks like the quake could have been last month. The Associated Press reports only 2 percent of the rubble has been removed and only 13,000 temporary shelters have been constructed. Not a single cent of the US aid pledged for rebuilding has arrived in Haiti. In the last few days the US pledged it would put up 10 percent of the billion dollars in reconstruction aid promised. Only 15 percent of the aid pledged by countries and organizations around the world has reached the country so far. A million Haitians are slowly dying from starvation, illness, lack of security and neglect.

OKLAHOMA – ONE OF THE STRONGEST EARTHQUAKES ON RECORD IN OKLAHOMA rattled parts of five states Wednesday and left two people with minor injuries. The earthquake struck at 9:06 a.m. about six miles east of Norman in Cleveland County, sharply shaking portions of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the magnitude to be 4.3, but a research seismologist said the Oklahoma Geological Survey measured it at 5.1. The higher figure would make Wednesday’s temblor the second-strongest here since records began. The quake was felt up to 170 miles away, at Bartlesville in northeastern Oklahoma and Wichita in southern Kansas. Reports also came in from Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said it had received reports of minor damage, primarily to windows and due to items falling from shelves. Only minor damage had been reported through the city, mainly porches cracking or items falling off shelves. “The stuff on the wall shook. The dogs took off barking. I thought the world was coming to an end, to be honest.”

A magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck El Reno, just west of Oklahoma City, in 1952, and another struck in northeastern Indian Territory in 1882. Quakes of 4.4 magnitude struck Hughes County in 1939 and Coal County in 1997.

VOLCANOES –

NEW ZEALAND – Auckland may be more vulnerable to ash-fall from volcanic eruptions than previously thought according to new research. The findings identified 29 previously unknown volcanic ash layers. On average, the Auckland has been impacted by ash-fall from local or distant eruptions once every 400 years for the past 80,000 years. The previous estimate was once every 750 years. The release of this new research has been made to coincide with the screening of a realistic TV3 docu-drama about an volcanic eruption in central Auckland. In 2008 TV3 aired a similar programme ‘Aftershock’ which created an uproar after viewers thought it was real.

The message of this show is to ‘Be Prepared’ – “Watch and enjoy Eruption as a drama. But also think about what it says about our preparedness for disasters.” The Auckland Volcanic Field covers 360sq km and stretches from Manurewa in the south to Takapuna in the north. It has been active for at least 200,000 years and, based on similar fields in other parts of the world, researchers believe it may have a life expectancy in excess of 500,000 years. Volcanologists expect any future volcanic activity in Auckland will be preceded by a warning period of precursory earthquakes that may last for a few days to a few weeks.

Mystery of Mount Etna – Until now there had been many explanations for Mount Etna and that of the surrounding volcanics, but none had been able to explain the timing, origin and dynamics of the activity. Results from fluid dynamic models provide an alternative explanation for the existence of Mount Etna, its geological environment and evolution, as well as volcanism in the surrounding region. This theory suggests that Mount Etna is not directly the result of tectonic plate boundary activity, but that it resulted from decompression melting of upper mantle material flowing around the nearby edge of the Ionian slab that is slowly sinking into the Earth’s mantle.

“Most volcanism on Earth occurs at plate boundaries in places where tectonic plates move apart (e.g. Iceland) and in places where tectonic plates come together with one plate diving (subducting) below the other plate into the mantle (e.g. Pacific ring of fire). For the latter scenario, the volcanoes form directly above the subducted plate.” However, some volcanism, appropriately named intraplate volcanism, occurs far from plate boundaries and its origin is more controversial. “The chemistry of the volcanic rocks from Mount Etna and the nearby Iblean volcanics in Sicily and in the surrounding seas indicate that they are intraplate volcanics. Interestingly, the volcanics are located within a few hundred kilometres of, but are laterally offset from, the Calabrian subduction zone plate boundary, where the African plate sinks below the Eurasian plate. This suggests that the volcanics are somehow related to the Calabrian subduction zone. New modelling of subduction and mantle flow confirms this, showing that backward sinking of the African plate at the Calabrian subduction zone induced flow around the southern edge of the subducted plate and upward below Sicily. The upward flow induced decompression melting of upper mantle material and these melts extruded at the surface in Sicily, forming Mount Etna and the Iblean volcanics.” Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity. The most recent ash explosion occurred in August of this year, producing an ash plume that rose 800 meters above the crater edge.

TSUNAMI / FREAK WAVES / ABNORMAL TIDES / RISING SEA LEVELS –

Earthquake experts see warning for California in new tsunami study on risk to Caribbean. Haiti and Jamaica are at greater risk for destructive tsunami than previously believed, according to a new study of tsunami generated during the catastrophic Haiti earthquake in January. The tudy raises troubling questions about the possibility of high death tolls should a large earthquake hit Jamaica, which could cause populated coastal areas to collapse into the Caribbean Sea, and trigger tsunami that would rebound back to shore.

The study was conducted to explain a mystery that popped up after the Haiti earthquake: Why were there so many reports of tsunami in a region that wasn’t supposed to have many of them? Hornbach said scientists had long expected tsunami to occur from earthquakes generated from “subduction zones,” in which one tectonic plate slides underneath the other. Such earthquakes push up the seafloor, moving water up, resulting in tsunami. But the fault that caused the Haiti earthquake was on a fault where one plate pushes past the other, and doesn’t push up the seafloor. Scientists had long believed those faults don’t often cause tsunami. But what was found during a visit to Haiti in February and March was that the Jan. 12 quake caused the collapse of both coastal land and underwater sediment. It is those landslides – both above and under water – that triggered tsunami that rebounded onto sparsely populated coastal areas of Haiti, killing at least three people and wiping out several homes. Such natively generated tsunami are particularly dangerous because damaging walls of water can begin rushing on land within a matter of minutes after a quake, before authorities can alert the public.

Californians need to learn from this also, and be better prepareo. After a quake, “if you live along the coastline, you want to be thinking about the potential tsunami hazard and get a couple hundred yards — a couple football fields up — just to make sure you’re not going to be in an area that’s inundated.” Even a 3-foot-high tsunami could bring in a wall of water coming in at 40 mph. “It’s nothing to mess with. It’s like being hit by a car.” “The lesson here is, we really need to prepare for this. Even if they are rare events, they are high-impact events.”

TROPICAL STORMS –

Australian cyclone season could be the worst in 27 years – and the fall-out from cyclones may extend further south than normal. The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that a La Niña event in the tropical Pacific Ocean and high Southern Oscillation Index could result in the worst cyclone season for 27 years, and also a season starting up to two eeks earlier than normal. “The forecast number of tropical cyclones in the Australian region in the 2010-11 season is in the range 17-22, compared with 12 in an average year. The season we are drawing a parallel with is 1998-99 when Cyclone Thelma threatened Darwin in early December, but luckily didn’t hit the capital city.” Cyclone Thelma was one of the most intense tropical cyclones (a Category 5) to be observed off the coast of Australia and the most intense cyclone to threaten Darwin since Cyclone Tracy in 1974.

“In the Northern Territory monsoonal activity normally starts around Christmas and the first cyclone not long afterwards, but this year you can expect it a couple of weeks earlier and that will go for the Indian Ocean as well.”

Normally the cyclone season starts on November 1 and ends on April 30 and the cyclone belt runs from Shark Bay north and east in WA and from Brisbane north in Queensland, including all the coast of the Northern Territory. However, another downside of an La Niña event is that fall-out from cyclones can extend further south.

“While the damaging effects of tropical cyclones do not impact New South Wales very often, they are more likely to occur in La Niña summers.” La Niña is the flipside to the well known drought-producing El Niño. In addition to causing higher sea temperatures and increasing the Southern Oscillation Index and risk of cyclone, La Nina events usually also bring wetter than average spring and summer conditions to much of eastern Australia. Sydney, for instance, can expect half the number of days above 35 degrees when compared to El Niño years like last year.

With the 2010 North Atlantic hurricane season winding down without a United States hurricane landfall, the Drudge Report posted a headline suggesting that the seasonal hurricane forecasters blew it. Indeed, he has written this headline for 4-years in a row now. While the number of storms has been accurately predicted by the soothsayer, the lack of impact upon the US mainland has left many wondering: is this it?

While the North Atlantic sees 10 storms per year, the annual global total is 80 to 90. So, how is the rest of the globe doing in terms of tropical cyclone activity? Absolutely cratering – and the Western North Pacific typhoon basin is at HISTORICAL LOWS. Indeed, with the Earth undergoing Global Climate Disruption, natural climate variability has played the ultimate trump card and left GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AT 33-YEAR LOWS.

While the North Atlantic has seen 15 tropical storms / hurricanes of various intensity and duration, the Pacific basin as a whole is at historical lows. In the Western North Pacific stretching from Guam to Japan and the Philippines and China, the current ACE value of 48 is the LOWEST SEEN SINCE RELIABLE RECORDS BECAME AVAILABLE IN 1945 and is 78% below normal. The next lowest was an ACE of 78 in 1998. The Northern Hemisphere overall (including the North Atlantic) has the lowest ACE since 1977, the year of the Great Climate Shift and flip in the phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

Tropical Storm Paula, the 16th named storm of the busy 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, spun along Honduras’ Caribbean coast on Monday and took aim at Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Paula was expected to strengthen into a hurricane today. Weather forecasts showed it could hit Mexico’s popular Caribbean resort of Cancun. Authorities in Honduras closed schools and warned of flooding in some villages as heavy rains reached the coast. The storm in the southwest Caribbean was carrying top winds of 70 miles per hour and moving northwestward at a speed of 10 miles per hour.

High winds knocked over trees and rain swept away several wooden houses in remote Honduran coastal towns. Small mudslides caused by the rain blocked some roads, but there were no reports of injuries or deaths.

Mexico’s government issued a hurricane warning from Punta Gruesa to Cancun. A tropical storm warning was also in effect for the coast of Honduras along the border with Nicaragua. Paula is expected to bring heavy rains in eastern Honduras, parts of the Yucatan peninsula, and possibly in mountainous areas of Nicaragua and Honduras, threatening flash flooding and mudslides.

JAMAICA – The Meteorological Service extended the Flash Flood Warning for all parishes until 5:00 am Monday. An area of low pressure across the central Caribbean has been producing unstable weather across Jamaica and has the potential to develop into a tropical storm or tropical depression west of Jamaica by today. Satellite imagery and radar reports indicate that large areas of moderate to heavy showers with embedded thunderstorms continue to move northward across Jamaica. Rainfall amounts of up to 30 millimetres were recorded over some sections of the island. The forecast is for the low pressure system to remain west of the island, gradually drifting away.

Hurricane Paula gains strength as it heads to Mexican coast. Strong winds have already hit Mexico Hurricane Paula is gaining strength as it is heading towards Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The hurricane intensified to a category-two storm with winds of up to 160km/h (100 mph. It has brought strong winds and heavy rain to north-east Honduras and damaged homes in Honduras. The centre of the hurricane was expected to hit the Mexican coast early today. Heavy rainfall was also expected in Nicaragua and Belize.

As Paula approached, schools were closed along the eastern coast of Honduras. Officials said rain of up to 20cm (8 inches) of rain had fallen in part of the country. In the eastern region of Gracias de Dios, winds and rain had damaged 19 homes. Mexico and Central America have been hit by a series of floods and landslides in recent weeks, with thousands of people left homeless.

Paula weakens as it approaches Cuba – The hurricane is about 30 miles from Cuba. A weakened Hurricane Paula is threatening to spread heavy rain across the Caribbean island. The storm’s top sustained winds have dropped to about 80 mph (130 kph). It was moving north-northeast at near 3 mph (6 kph). The storm is forecast to track along the spine of Cuba. Cuba has issued a tropical storm warning for the province and city of Havana, and Mexico canceled all warnings on the Yucatan. A hurricane warning was in effect for Cuba’s westernmost province, Pinar del Rio. A tropical storm watch was issued for the Florida Keys, from Craig Key westward, including the Dry Tortugas. Paula tipped the scales into hurricane strength Tuesday and intensified quickly to a Category 2 storm when its sustained winds topped 95 mph.

The Hurricane Center has described Paula as small. Its hurricane-force winds extend outward only up to 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the center and tropical strength-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 kilometers). Paula is predicted to drop 3 to 6 inches of rain over parts of western and central Cuba, with maximum amounts of 10 inches in isolated areas. That could cause flash floods and mudslides. In addition, a storm surge is forecast to raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal levels along the coast of extreme western Cuba accompanied by “large and destructive waves.”

PHILIPPINES – At least three potential cyclones, one of them still outside Philippine territory, are threatening the country, state weather forecasters said Wednesday. The other two are low-pressure areas (LPAs) inside Philippine territory. “Of the two LPAs in Philippine territory, the one east of Visayas has a larger chance of intensifying into a cyclone.” It will be 24 hours until they can determine if the LPAs, particularly the one east of Visayas, will intensify into a cyclone. They are also monitoring a tropical depression still outside Philippine territory but moving westward toward the country. The first of the three potential cyclones to intensify or enter Philippine territory will be code-named “Juan”.

HEAVY RAINS / FLOODING / LANDSLIDES / UNUSUAL & OUT-OF-SEASON WEATHER –

AUSTRALIA – Southeast Queensland awash with rain. Roads are cut and thousands lack power after up to 250mm of rain was dumped on southeast Queensland over the weekend. A severe weather warning issued at 5.15am (AEST) today warns of continued wild weather. Strong to gale force winds are expected to maintain very rough seas and large swells during the day, leading to dangerous beach and surf conditions. A flood warning is current for coastal streams from the Sunshine Coast to the NSW border. Brisbane received 85mm of rain since 9am yesterday. Many roads in Brisbane are under water. On the Gold Coast, Coolangatta received 120mm, while Nambour, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland north of Brisbane, received 112mm. Parts of the coastal regions have received 300mm to 400mm of rain since late last week. The UNSEASONAL heavy rain is expected to ease during the day.

Three days of incessant rains in Bangladesh have left at least 17 people dead and 41 fishermen missing across the southern coast, news reports said Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are stranded as waters triggered by a tidal surge have inundated thousands of homes in the low-lying coastal zone. Worst affected are southern coastal districts, and 15 deaths have occurred in the region. At least 41 fishermen, who went to the sea days ago, were missing Saturday. At least 10,000 islanders had taken refuge at cyclone shelters — raised concrete buildings – as the tidal surge from the Bay of Bengal inundated their homes. Bangladesh is a delta nation of 150 million people.

More than 1,000 villages flooded on China’s Hainan island following THE HEAVIEST RAIN FOR DECADES. More than 210,000 people had been evacuated by late Thursday, with more downpours forecast for Friday. The torrential rains have been falling for more than a week and are the worst on the island off China’s southeastern coast since 1961. One fisherman had been killed and three others were missing.

Hope fades for Vietnam’s flood missing – Hope faded Thursday for people listed as missing after floods killed at least 49 in central Vietnam. “The rains have stopped falling and the water level has visibly lowered. But the possibility of finding the missing is reduced after several days of searching.” Quang Binh was hardest-hit by the flooding sparked by heavy rain over recent days. The province recorded 33 dead and 13 missing. In Quang Tri, roads and agricultural land remained inundated. “This will certainly affect rice production for the winter-spring season.” Landslides disrupted traffic flow in the province’s Huong Hoa district. Quang Tri is already a poverty-stricken province where more than 80 percent of the land is affected by unexploded munitions from the Vietnam War.

EXTREME HEAT / WILDFIRES / DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE-

UNPRECEDENTED challenges for U.S. states that depend on water from the Colorado River – The convergence in the coming year of three cyclical conditions affecting ocean temperatures and weather is likely to create unprecedented challenges for states that depend on water from the Colorado River, a new UCLA study suggests. “If I were concocting a recipe for a perfect drought, this would be it.” The combination of La Nina with two less commonly known ocean conditions – the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation – tends to result in drought in the upper reaches of the Colorado River. The ocean conditions have been known to diminish precipitation in the Southwest but, examined separately, have proven to be poor indicators of drought conditions in the upper reaches of the river. “It’s the combination that’s key.”

The convergence of these patterns in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans may well drive water levels in the Lake Mead reservoir below a critical threshold and could potentially result in reduced water allocations for Arizona and Nevada. Essentially all of the Colorado River water used by Southern California passes through the reservoir, which is the largest in the nation. Fed primarily by snowpack melt from its upper reaches, the river is Southern California’s chief source of water. “Declines in water availability of this magnitude during the coming winter could be devastating for states that depend on the Colorado River for their water.”

During a La Nina episode, the sea-surface temperature across the Pacific Ocean at the equator plummets by as much 18 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in drops in precipitation rates of as much as 50 percent across the southwestern and southeastern United States for between five and 18 months.

The PDO is a pattern of climate variability with longer-term shifts that last between 20 and 30 years and also affect weather. A negative PDO is characterized by cooler sea-surface temperatures off the Pacific Coast of North America that can result in below-average precipitation in the southwestern U.S. The effect can be thought of as an extended La Nina event.

Each phase of the AMO can last for more than 60 years and is characterized by temperature changes in the North Atlantic Ocean. In its positive phase, the AMO has little impact on California weather if it occurs in absence of a negative PDO. But the positive AMO has been linked to past occurrence of major droughts in the Midwest and the Southwest, including the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. “It’s three different things working on different times scales. You may not get them to line up that frequently.”

Researchers found a “striking and significant propensity” for droughts in northeastern Utah when cool sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific associated with La Nina and the negative phase of the PDO were coupled with warm temperatures in the North Atlantic linked to the positive phase of the AMO. During such episodes, snowpack declined on average between 9 percent and 10 percent, and river discharge decreased on average by 18 percent. The three conditions last converged at least five times between 1945 and 1965, a period that was characterized by generally depressed but variable flows in the river.
The findings are troublesome because not only are all three conditions predicted for 2010-11, but they are expected to be particularly strong. The coming year’s La Nina and AMO are at this point supposed to be the STRONGEST IN 10 YEARS, and a strong negative PDO is also building. The convergence increases the likelihood that Lake Mead, already diminished by 11 years of drought, will fall below 1,075 feet above sea level – a threshold that can result in the reduction of water allocations in Nevada and Arizona. Under a series of agreements among seven U.S. states along the Colorado River and Mexico, California has first rights to the water, so it would not face the same restrictions. Water levels at Lake Mead currently stand just nine feet from the critical threshold, at 1,084 feet above sea level. “We’re looking at a situation that could pit us against our neighbors. We’ve never had to face such a severe decline in Lake Mead and resulting reductions in Colorado River allocations before…That means these states might have to find many millions of gallons to make up what seem like relatively small-percentage reductions, and they have to do so at a time when they are already in a drought of considerable duration. That’s going to be a real problem.”

GLOBAL WARMING-

Spaceweather.com items: Asteroid 2010 TD54 flew past Earth Tuesday morning (Oct. 12) at 6:50 am EDT. It was only 46,000 km above the planet’s surface. For comparison, geosynchronous satellites orbit at 36,000 km, so the asteroid was not far beyond Earth’s satellite fleet.

The geomagnetic storm of Oct. 11th sparked bright auroras over both ends of Earth – north and south. “Lights were spilling out of the sky. It made the Southern Cross look like Niagra Falls.” The display was triggered by a “south-pointing IMF” – the interplanetary magnetic field near Earth tilted south, opening a crack in Earth’s magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in and fueled a G1-class geomagnetic storm. The storm is subsiding now.

An enormous magnetic filament is perched directly above sunspot 1112 near the sun’s southeastern limb. If the filament collapses (as they often do) and hits the sunspot below, the resulting explosion could be impressive.

HEALTH THREATS –

A SECOND flood of toxic sludge from a storage reservoir at a Hungarian aluminium processing plant is “likely” after new cracks appeared in a dyke. “The reservoir is so damaged that it is likely that it will give way for a second time. If the dyke of the reservoir gives way, about 500,000 cubic metres will be released. Several cracks are visible from the north side of the reservoir.” The first flood on October 4 released 1.1 million cubic metres of foul-smelling red toxic sludge into villages and rivers, killng seven people and injuring scores.

Scientists Discover That Inflammation Helps To Heal Wounds – A new research study may change how sports injuries involving muscle tissue are treated, as well as how much patient monitoring is necessary when potent anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed for a long time. That’s because the study shows for the first time that inflammation actually helps to heal damaged muscle tissue, turning conventional wisdom on its head that inflammation must be largely controlled to encourage healing. These findings could lead to new therapies for acute muscle injuries caused by trauma, chemicals, infections, freeze damage, and exposure to medications which cause muscle damage as a side effect. In addition, these findings suggest that existing and future therapies used to combat inflammation should be closely examined to ensure that the benefits of inflammation are not eliminated.
The presence of inflammatory cells (macrophages) in acute muscle injury produce a high level of a growth factor called insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) which significantly increases the rate of muscle regeneration. The research report shows that muscle inflammatory cells produce the highest levels of IGF-1, which improves muscle injury repair. “For wounds to heal we need controlled inflammation, not too much, and not too little. It’s been known for a long time that excess anti-inflammatory medication, such as cortisone, slows wound healing. This study goes a long way to telling us why: insulin-like growth factor and other materials released by inflammatory cells helps wound to heal.”

RECALLS & ALERTS:-

-Montalvan’s Sales, Inc. of Ontario, CA has recalled “La Nuestra” brand frozen Mamey Ice Cream due to a potential health risk from Salmonella Typhi.

-D & M Smoked Fish, Inc. (DBA Haifa Smoked Fish) in Jamaica, NY is recalling specific lots of Haifa Smoked Fish brand products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

-Living Foods, Inc. of Ionia, Michigan is recalling bulk and retail-size packages of Alfalfa Sprouts, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

-The Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., is recalling certain packages of its Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry DOG FOODS sold under thc “BLUE” brand which have the potential to contain excessive levels of Vitamin D.

Signs in False Shepherds & False 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

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“You will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endured to the end will be delivered.”  Matthew 10:22

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