Updated December 20,2021

July 16, 1945: Robert Spencer Shannon Born - I am the Editor and that is my name
July 16, 1945: Trinity Blast Opens Atomic Ag

2 hours after my birth
1945: The first atomic bomb is tested successfully at the Alamogordo Bombing 
and Gunnery Range in a remote section of desert near Los Alamos, New Mexico. 
The instant the bomb detonated at 5:30 a.m. that Monday, the atomic age was
 born, and the world changed forever.

Los Alamos
Established during World War Two as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project to
build the first atomic bomb, it remains one of the leading nuclear arms manufacturing
facilities in the United States.

'The heaven which is over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you iron.
And the Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust ...' (Deut 28.23,24)


Elon Musk said Neuralink hopes to start implanting its 
brain chips in humans in 2022

Almost 1,000,000 Dead from Covid Pandemic
Omicron’s Rapid Spread

The Climate Change Link To More Bigger Wildfires 

As Earth's climate warms, the permafrost is thawing. That means the ice inside the permafrost melts
leaving behind water and soil. ... However, thawing permafrost can destroy houses, roads and other 
infrastructure. When permafrost is frozen, plant material in the soil—called organic carbon
—can't decompose, or rot away.

About 8,200 fires in California have burned about 2.5 million acres so far in 2021, according to 
Calfire. 2020: In 2020 there were 58,950 wildfires compared with 50,477 in 2019, according to the 
National Interagency Fire Center.

The ‘doomsday’ glacier is on the brink of collapse
Something scary is brewing under the surface of Antarctica.

Bacon prices have skyrocketed to record levels

GOP maps Biden probes, prelude to 2024 culture war

The lone Democrat holdout is West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin

Massive Explosion In Lebanon Kills Dozens

Monkeywrenching: Ecotage, ecodefense, billboard bandits, desurveying, road reclamation, tree 
spiking, even fire.
All of these terms describe the unlawful sabotage of industrial extraction and 
development equipment, as a means of striking at the Earth’s destroyers where they commit their 
crimes and hitting them where they feel it most—in their profit margins.

United States Corona
Coronavirus Cases:30,423,853

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Bill Addressing Environmental Racism

Environmental group, community activists petition EPA to block Georgia wood pellet plan

HUD Secretary may have violated Hatch Act with comments at White House

Mar-a-Lago partially closed due to Covid outbreak
Raped to 'cleanse the blood line'
Women are being assaulted, drugged and held hostage in Ethiopia's 
bloody border conflict. One doctor said it was 'practically a genocide.'


Sick President - No Stimulus
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell sharply and were down more than 2% in late afternoon trading Tuesday after President 
Donald Trump said he was calling off negotiations with Democratic lawmakers on coronavirus relief legislation until after the election.
Stocks, which had been moderately higher, reversed course after the comments on Twitter from Trump, who returned to 
the White House late Monday after a three-day hospital stay where he received an experimental treatment for the disease.

A SickTrump rejects Democrats' COVID-19 stimulus 
offer, says no deal until after the election.

Trumps decision deals a major blow to those hoping for more stimulus deal to help the country get through this crisis. 
For jobless Americans, it means they will have to make ends meet with less money than at the start of the crisis, when 
the government provided a $600 weekly supplement to boost benefits. These benefits ran out at the end of July.

Scientists Race Against Time To Save Coral 
----------------Off Florida Keys

Earth's glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons 
of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America
. ... Their melt is accelerating due to global warming, and adding more water to already rising seas, the study found

Greenland's ice sheet is melting as fast as at any time 
in the last 12,000 years, study shows

The airbenders were born from chaos because it helps the viewer understand that chaos is not 
necessarily a bad thing and legitimizes the Red Lotus philosophy

Live updates: WHO warns 2 million deaths 
‘not impossible’ as global fatalities approach 
1 million

Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I'm guarding it until it blazes."
Gospel of Thomas

East (Yellow) - Wioheumpata - The direction from which the sun comes. Light dawns in the morning 
and spreads over the earth. This is the beginning of a new day. It is also the beginning of understanding 
because light helps us see things the way they really are. On a deeper level, East stands for the wisdom 
helping people live good lives. Traditional people rise in the morning to pray facing the dawn, asking God 
for wisdom and understanding.

South (White) - Itokaga - Because the southern sky is when the sun is at its highest, this direction 
stands for warmth and growing. The sun's rays are powerful in drawing life from the earth. It is said 
the life of all things comes from the south. Also, warm and pleasant winds come from the south. When
 people pass into the spirit world, they travel the Milky Way's path back to the south - returning from
 where they came.

West (Black) - Wiyokpiyata - To the west, the sun sets, and the day ends. For this reason, west 
signifies the end of life. As Black Elk says, "... toward the setting sun of his life." The great Thunderbird 
lives in the west and sends thunder and rain from its direction. For this reason, the west is also the 
source of water: rain, lakes, streams and rivers. Nothing can live without water, so the west is vital.

North (Red) - Waziyata - North brings the cold, harsh winds of the winter season. These winds are 
cleansing. They cause the leaves to fall and the earth to rest under a blanket of snow. If someone has 
the ability to face these winds like the buffalo with its head into the storm, they have learned patience 
and endurance. Generally, this direction stands for hardships and discomfort to people. Therefore, north
 represents the trials people must ensure and the cleansing they must undergo.

Findhorn....those who know...

 Aliens on Earth?
Ezekiel 1:1-28
In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the 
Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was 
the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son 
of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. 
As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, 
and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. And from the 
midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they 
had a human likeness, ...

Fires flare at historic California observatory 
as state approaches 4 million acres burned

Oregon wildfires: 9 people dead, more than 
2,200 homes destroyed ~Sept 2020
Fall with coronavirus and the flu ~Sept 2020

New Mexico Mystery: Why Are So Many 
irds Dropping Dead?

'Serious' bomb-making materials are discovered 
inside NYC home following a fire as tenant 'with 
a survivalist guide' is charged with reckless endangerment

Growing underwater heat blob speeds demise of Arctic sea ice


California and Oregon Fires: Smoke, Winds Worsen as Trump Visits
California’s wildfires are producing more CO2 than its power plants
Photos Show Massive Wildfires Devastating Oregon 
and California

California sets record as wildfires torch more 
than 2M acres this year

Russia’s Avangard hypersonic missiles are 
‘more frightening than a nuclear bomb

Record-breaking poor air quality continues 
to affect Spokane on Monday

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane’s air quality has worsened, remaining ‘hazardous’ with the threat of progressing beyond the 
Clean Air Agency’s index.*******The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency tracks Spokane’s air quality, and 
the last few days, the city has been between 300–500, meaning ‘hazardous’ air quality.As of 
noon on Sunday, that index is at 499—just two points away from indexing out.

Oregon city 'looks as though a bomb went off'

 And in those days of wonder and confusion I saw great signs in the sky. Rainbows and light shows. Living -faces upon my closed eyes.
Brilliant white
lights that gave me strength, and this while I lay near the edge of the earth, where it gave way to the sea. Why ....Why is it thus I asked?
And with great abundance the answers came. And as  struggled to write them down and pass them on, a voice came to me saying....
Do not disclose all that you know. For those
around you will condemn you and scorn you.

Then I asked..."Wil1 I be allowed to envision the future of these remaining souls.?" And the answer came that I should indeed read the
scroll of the future as it was implanted in my spirit but that I would soon be dismayed. Surely at first I would be greatly appeased that my Lord
was indeed coming....He would hold the sword of one edge, but to watch my Lord as he swung his
blade would soon wear my tolerance thin
for I was still
quite human. And the voice came to me....tel1ing me to continue now ... foreseeing events concerning nations, presidents and common people.
Now the Spirit told me...to forget the ones who have forsaken the Lord for only those who "know" the Spirit will be counted, and He
admonished me to see that those who were in his fold we well informed and
taken care.

Jesus Christ, “But no man knows that day or hour. No, not even the
angels in heaven. But only the Father knows”
(Matthew 24:36).

The 2020 California wildfire season is a series of ongoing wildfires that are burning 
across the state of California. As of September 11, 2020, a total of 7,718 fires  have 
burned 3,354,234 acres (1,357,410 ha), more than 3% of the state's roughly 100 million 
acres of land, making 2020 the largest wildfire season 
recorded in California history
, according to the 
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The Fourth Beast: Is Donald Trump the Antichrist?

'Evacuate now:' Wildfires grow in Oregon as 500,000 flee
Pictures Fire
Biggest Wildfire in California History Is Happening Right Now. ... 
The August Complex fire now engulfs a record 471,000 acres 
in the Golden State

Largest blaze in California history

Oregon wildfires: Beachie Creek and Riverside fires 
move closer, bringing danger to Estacada, 
Scotts Mills, Molalla

Wallet Wednesday: Money moves to make before the end of the year

World Wildlife says Scarcity of water causes much threat to the US

Inside the Search for a Coral Killer

Food scarcity is on the rise in America as the economy reel

World faces worst food crisis for at least 50 years, UN warns

Covid-19’s Third Shock Wave: The Global Food Crisis

Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

Iraq and the Millennial Kingdom: A look at the Anti-Christ and the end times

LNU Lightning Complex: Nearly 1,000 structures destroyed

Movies about end times weren't so far off

The end of the world is nigh?

Food Scarcity: The Timebomb Setting Nation Against Nation

The Other Columbus: How close to dystopia are we?


nbcnews.com UNC-Chapel Hill converts to remote learning after reporting 135 new COVID-19 cases Many students have criticized

NYC; quarantine checkpoints; toughens state travel
Joe Rogan;Biden 'mentally compromised

The pandemic is eating away at the illicit marijuana market

BUBONIC PLAGUE: Health authorities in China are on high alert 
after a suspected case of the bubonic plague. Aug 12....2020

Biden, Other Democrats to Skip Convention; Virus Worries
Israel Hits Beirut with Nuclear Missile, Trump 
and Lebanese Govt. Confirm
NOT Confirmed

Over 50 dead hundreds injured


Fauci warns 4 states whose coronavirus numbers don't look good
Florida reports 4th day of record deaths
Fauci testifies 'highly contagious' virus won't disappear

U.S. jet fighters strike ISIS in Iraq

Clevelander dead from W Nile...2019

Prophecy and Philosophy in religion and Life Papers by Bob Shannon 1980's
Man is Making Frames

We Cannot Capitalize on Prophecy
On Serving Two Masters
Building and Destroying the Web of Life

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA
from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.

There's no assurance folks will be buying insurance under Obamacare, and that could spell trouble for the Affordable Care Act.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans who currently lack health insurance don't know yet if they will purchase
that coverage by the Jan. 1 deadline set by the ACA, a new survey revealed Monday.

SUMMER MAYHEM: 25 people shot in NYC...

Tornado chasers were researchers, not cowboys, colleagues say
CNN International-1 hour ago
Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras and Assistants Killed in Oklahoma ...
U.S. News & World Report-1 hour ago
Death Toll From Latest Oklahoma Tornado Rises Further
-NPR-7 hours ago

Worst Storms Over in East; More to Come

The Weather Channel-Jun 2, 2013
The weather service issued a rare tornado warning as a line of thunderstorms raced through New Hampshire into western Maine. It said a ...

'The heaven which is over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you iron.
And the Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust ...' (Deut 28.23,24)

 And in those days of wonder and confusion I saw great signs in the sky. Rainbows and light shows. Living -faces upon my closed eyes.
Brilliant white
lights that gave me strength, and this while I lay near the edge of the earth, where it gave way to the sea. Why ....Why is it thus I asked?
And with great abundance the answers came. And as  struggled to write them down and pass them on, a voice came to me saying....
Do not disclose all that you know. For those
around you will condemn you and scorn you.

Then I asked..."Wil1 I be allowed to envision the future of these remaining souls.?" And the answer came that I should indeed read the
scroll of the future as it was implanted in my spirit but that I would soon be dismayed. Surely at first I would be greatly appeased that my Lord
was indeed coming....He would hold the sword of one edge, but to watch my Lord as he swung his
blade would soon wear my tolerance thin
for I was still
quite human. And the voice came to me....tel1ing me to continue now ... foreseeing events concerning nations, presidents and common people.
Now the Spirit told me...to forget the ones who have forsaken the Lord for only those who "know" the Spirit will be counted, and He
admonished me to see that those who were in his fold we well informed and
taken care.

Jesus Christ, “But no man knows that day or hour. No, not even the
angels in heaven. But only the Father knows”
(Matthew 24:36).

The same account in the Book of Mark adds, “No man knows
that day or hour. No, not the angels in heaven and not even the
Son. Only the Father knows”
(Mark 13:32).

So the answer to the disciples was that the timing was only
known by God the Father. This does not mean that God would
not reveal the timing of events at a later time

Nature is a very prestigious science journal. It is the oldest and most respected science journal in the world.
The paper suggests that aftershocks of a 5.8 EQ in Virginia on 8/23/2011 may have been triggered by Hurricane
Irene (Cat 2) that passed nearby it on August 28th, 2011.

Over 189 dead in China earthquake: "We lost everything"
3 Dead, At Least 140 Hurt In Explosions At Boston Marathon Finish ...
Geology in Motion: Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy
Canada thwarts 'al Qaeda-supported' passenger
Hurricane Sandy Moved Barrier Islands - Earth Sciences - Western ...

The human, and financial cost of trauma in Nunavut

“I wish I could have been there when they cut your long hair.” The second letter was to Jack Anawak, the ... That's roughly one per cent of the budget of what was, until April 1, the Department of Health and Social Services. In that same year ...
Rice has HUMAN LIVER in it!!
Neurologist speaks out about chem trails

New Bird Flu well adapted to hit humans.

A 6.2 quake near Russia/China/ North Korea border several hours ago. Just now a M Class solar flare.
With everything that's going on in North Korea, we do not need more red aurora.
oh, dear God....here we go again!

Lockwood fire: Yellowstone County releases photos of suspects

BILLINGS-The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office has released photographs of the two men facing charges in connection to a Thursday mobile home fire in Lockwood that killed four people.

Genetically modified wheat may 'silence' human genome

Experts in the biotechnology field say that genetically modified (GM) wheat currently in development could potentially silence human genes if ingested.

Vaccine pioneer admits adding cancer-causing virus to Vaccine
In this interview Dr. Maurice Hilleman reveals some astounding revelations. He admits that Merck drug company vaccines (Polio) .....

Unless the rice you buy is certified organic, or comes specifically from a farm that tests its rice crops for genetically modified (GM)
traits, you could be eating rice tainted with human liver.

Al Gore says chemtrails might be being used to block the sun..US wants to control weather.


to the New Mexico All Source Intelligence Center (NMASIC)

Call 911 to report all suspicious incidents or unusual activity that may require immediate police response.
It only takes ONE CALL.
Reporting Suspicious Activity Questions and Answers

Q. What exactly is "suspicious" activity?
A. No one knows what goes on in your neighborhood better than you. You may see things or hear things that seem out of the ordinary and may
indicate suspicious or illegal conduct. Law enforcement officials in New Mexico often rely on the instincts and perceptions of citizens to detect activity that is out of the ordinary.

Q. What kind of activity should I look for?
A. You should immediately report people who photograph, videotape, sketch, ask detailed questions or seek blueprints for:


"Jesus said... ‘all who live by the sword will die by the sword.'”
Luke 22:51
South Seattle residents suffer as crime, gun violence spread
Elementary school massacre: 20 children among 28 killed in Connecticut slaughter
7 dead, 6 wounded in Chicago weekend violence
South LA Teens Doubt New Laws Will Change Gun Culture
In Mexico, self-defense squads battle violence
SF taking steps to prevent Super Bowl violence

Western Canada Jolted by 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake
"For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night."

Sandy's toll: Dozens dead, millions without power, $50 billion in losses

Hurricane Sandy -- the largest Atlantic tropical system on record -- made landfall just
south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, bringing winds up to 90 mph (150 kph), and pushing a massive
storm surge onto beaches and shorelines
"The beast comes out of the sea, from the abyss"

Hurricane Sandy Could Displace Rats, Spread Infectious Disease

Pennsylvania hunters, those staying in cabins, warned of hantavirus

"There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains."

One day on 1979, a miracle happened. I cannot go into it in too much detail but to say that no earthly explanation was close. I and another man met under the worst of circumstances after his boat, the Blessed Redeemer, a crabbing boat, went down killing one and saving him for 4 days on the ocean. The rest was a pact between God and I. I knew of the boat down but nothing else... I knew not the owner, nor where it went in the Pacific but somewhere withing 200 miles of me and that he was considered lost and dead. There is a big blank which I will not fill in because movie producers wanted to make a movie of it and it was said they could not do it without me and my story... an I declined to tell the whole story, only bits, because it was between Nick Lackey the boats captain and God and I. Suffice it to say that two people who never met, meet face to face hundreds of miles apart.. and the day he was saved the very first thing he did was to find out where I lived and delivered a Christmas plant to us..and we cried.

I made a promise to God, that if indeed there were some of the predicted tough times ahead for mankind, then I would write it all down... and I have been doing that for all these years ever since I have made that promise. the promise was made in exchange for Nicks life to be spared.. even after the Coast Guard and US Navy had given up in the roughest of the Pacific weather only days before Christmas. How could a boat named the Blessed Redeemer go down right before Christmas I thought... and the rest is in written words some of which I get directly from God and others to which he directed my eyes..

String of Iraq car bomb blasts kill at least 32...
Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples in Bangladesh...
Militant group al Shabab attacks church in Kenya...
Bomb explodes near Islamic school in Nigeria...
Grenade attack on fair in Thailand injures 30...
Car bomb kills 4 in Syria...

Essentially, we're seeing here the entire globe become an aftershock zone
-Fred Pollitz of the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Par++++++

MAT 16--"3 and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.'
You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah."

Kari Bowerman, 27, and Cathy Huynh, 26, were backpacking in Vietnam while on break from their jobs teaching English in South Korea.

Two days later, Huynh was dead. What we don't know for sure is what triggered their deaths.The travelers' stories are just the latest in a string of mysterious
tourist deaths in Southeast Asia. Investigators with the  World Health Organization suspect poisoning is to blame, but determining the origin has
proven difficult. Meanwhile,  friends and family are desperate for answers.

Spy planes able to photograph sunbathers in their back gardens are being deployed by Google and Apple.
The U.S. technology giants are racing to produce aerial maps so detailed they can show up objects just four inches wide.
But campaigners say the technology is a sinister development that brings the surveillance society a step closer.

‘The next generation of maps is taking us over the garden fence,’ he warned. ‘You won’t be able to
sunbathe in your garden without worrying about an Apple or Google plane buzzing overhead taking pictures.’

and another one....

Maryland 2012
Hundreds of birds just dropped from the sky and landed onto I-95
Wednesday, bringing afternoon rush hour traffic to a crawl.
They were common Starlings, and while there were a few in the grass and on the shoulders of the
highway, the vast majority landed right on the northbound travel lanes in Laurel. “We were just kind
of curious about running them over and getting them stuck in your tires and all that nastiness,” says
Tammy Johnson. “I travel this all the time and have never seen anything like that before,” says Ray Wheltle.

Socialist ousts French leader
Greece Suicides: Increasing Suicide Numbers Cause Alarm
Canadian Forces suicides on the rise
Ireland sees a major increase in suicides
Gay marriage: a waste of government time?

Tornado rips through eastern ?Japan?

A tornado has ripped through part of eastern Japan killing a teenage boy and injuring dozens of other
people. The twister hit power lines in the city of Tsukuba just north of Tokyo. Power is still out in around
20,000 homes and many other houses have been destroyed.

Five killed on 2nd day of Syria truce
UN says deaths in Syria unrest exceed 5000
Coalition casualties in Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2012 Winter in Late Spring???1 Foot of Snow!
March Was an Epically Weird Weather Month

God Has Left the Building

March 17, 2012
Dear Bob Shannon;
To be highly gifted in one area is such a blessing, to be highly gifted in several areas is God's divine work,
He certainly has done amazing divine work on you my friend. The struggles, trials, and tribulations you have
endured, have given you such wonderful insight, in many areas. Thank you for your sharing and
friendship, it is a treasure to me.
A Friend

4 feet of hail? Massive hail storm hits Texas panhandle

An end to modern medicine?
A warning by the head of WHO that antibiotic resistance is so serious that it may lead to an end to modern medicine
should alert health authorities to contain this most serious health crisis.

LAST week, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) sounded a large alarm bell on how antibiotics may in future not work anymore, due to resistance of bacteria to the medicines.

Tornados and Hot Unusual Weather Starts 2012

Tornadoes DO Happen in Virginia's Mountains”
At least 125 homes hammered by tornadoes in Michigan
Governor Steve Besher visits 2 counties ravaged by March 2 tornadoes

Weird weather: heat, twisters, 250K tons of snow
High temperatures tie record set in 1934
Hot weather continues record-breaking trend

"I promised Wray I would never give up the fight." It was a wife's final pledge to her dying husband, who was
once identified as Medical Volunteer No. 6692 at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland.
In 1973, Army Pvt. Wray Forrest spent two months at Edgewood as a volunteer
human test subject in a top secret Cold War research program studying chemical and biological weapons.
The men were sworn to secrecy and told to never discuss Edgewood Arsenal or the
experiments that went on there with anyone.

Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013

To avert a possible catastrophe – this time set for February 2013 – scientists suggest confronting asteroid
2012 DA14 with either paint or big guns. The stickler is that time has long run out to build a spaceship to carry out the operation.

­NASA's data shows the 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months.
Its trajectory will bring it within a hair’s breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision.

3 lesbians charged with 'hate crime' for beating up gay man
Iran Cuts Greece Oil, UK Gas Hits $9.00 Per Gallon

U.N. Trying to Regulate the Web!!!
"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness
unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
Matthew 24:14

|Gas Prices Soar Due To Tensions With Iran, Refinery Closures

Mormons will say they "are Christians in the truest sense.  Like other Christians, Mormons believe Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God"
(Mormon Web Site).
Mormonism teaches "
false Christianity ... believed that God was a being without form or substance
" (LDS GP Chap 16). "Mormons are not Christians ... Those
who deny the doctrine of the Holy Trinity deny that Christ is God. Now if one denies that Christ is God, he is denying an essential aspect of Christianity" (ETWN).
"Although Mormons certainly consider themselves to be Christians, the Catholic Church does not consider them to be Christians, either sacramentally or
. The Church has ruled that Mormon baptism is not valid, which means that Mormons are not Christians by baptism. Since Mormons believe in
a plurality of gods and do not believe in Christ's divinity (as it is understood by orthodox Christians), they are not theological Christians either."

The biggest wave ever to hit Irish shores has been recorded, weather experts have revealed today.
The monster 67-footer was measured at a special buoy off the Donegal coast today as a force-10 storm raged across the north coast.

Strange Noises Video Jan 12, 2012
Strange Sounds Video in Costa Rica
And in Siberia

US Senator Detained by TSA in new Police State
"one world order"
"signs in the sky"

Tel Aviv refugee froze to death. ‘Go back to Africa, it’s warmer.’

UN Soldiers Brought Deadly Superbug to Americas

NILAH.COM, Tanjunguma - Local traditional markets in Kampong gnats, Tanjunguma rob flooding.
As a result, the home resident of RT / RW 001/04 and RT / RW 002/03, submerged in water.

As a result of flooding caused by high tides (rob), the activity of paralyzed people. Similarly, access to transportation,
barely connected. According to residents, the tide of the sea that had flooded the region since last Saturday (24/12).
Until Tuesday (27/12), flood rob it has not shown signs of going to recede.

Moreover, bad weather that plagued the region during December Batam is expected to continue until early 2012

Rescue teams are continuing to search for up to 150 people thought to be missing after a landslide struck a mining village in the southern Philippines.
The landslide occurred on Thursday in Pantukan, Compostela Valley province, on Mindanao island.  


Occurring near the plate boundary, no doubt feeling the recent pressure from the Pacific via the Mariana and Philippine plates.

Landslide in Norway in the middle of winter? What exactly is happening there? On top of that, tons of herring
found dead north of Norway as per blog post below. It sounds like a stretch zone to me.  A picture made available
on 02 January 2012 shows an aerial view of a landslide that ripped through a rural area outside Trondheim, Norway,
on 01 January 2012. Authorities in western Norway on 01 January 2012 issued an alert and ordered an
evacuation following a landslide in a valley west of the city of Trondheim. At least 20 people were evacuated
from their homes and farms in the rural area near Esp, but there were no initial reports of injuries or damage, the
Norwegian news agency NTB reported.Kvaenes, Tons of Herring found Dead North of Norway.  The
nhabitants of resin in Troms could hardly believe his eyes on the morning of New Year's Eve, the beach was a large
amount, an estimated tens of tons, dead herring, writes Northern Lights. No one knows for sure what's happened
in the popular hiking area in Nordreisa municipality.

First genetically modified monkeys born...

...made from cells of SIX different animals

Scientists create freakish man-made monster ants...

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China must be alert to any mutation or changes in the behavior of the H1N1 swine flu virus because the far deadlier H5N1 bird flu virus is endemic in the country, a leading Chinese disease expert said. Zhong Nanshan, director of the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases in China's southern Guangdong province, said the presence of both viruses in China meant they could mix and become a monstrous hybrid -- a bug packed with strong killing power that can transmit efficiently among people.

WASHINGTON -- The government insurance fund that protects more than $4.5 trillion of U.S. bank deposits slipped into the red at the end of September, after fifty banks collapsed during the third quarter.

The deposit insurance fund dropped by $18.6 billion during the third quarter of 2009 to negative $8.2 billion, as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. set aside $21.7 billion in provisions for additional bank failures. This is the second time in the agency's history that the balance has fallen into negative territory.

The FDIC has already called on the industry to prepay $45 billion in assessments at the end of the year that will be set aside to cover the cost of bank failures in 2010.

Hindu sacrifice of 250,000 animals begins

The world's biggest animal sacrifice began in Nepal today with the killing of the first of more than 250,000 animals as part of a Hindu festival in the village of Bariyapur, near the border with India.

The event, which happens every five years, began with the decapitation of thousands of buffalo, killed in honour of Gadhimai, a Hindu goddess of power.

With up to a million worshippers on the roads near the festival grounds, this year's fair seems more popular than ever, despite vocal protests from animals rights groups who have called for it to be banned. "It is the traditional way, " explained 45-year old Manoj Shah, a Nepali driver who has been attending the event since he was six, "If we want anything, and we come here with an offering to the goddess, within five years all our dreams will be fulfilled." .

New York (CNN) -- The New York Police Department executed search warrants Tuesday at some offices of The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Post and El Diario newspapers and at a labor union, with authorities saying they were conducting investigations into "business activity."

Local media reports categorized the action as searches of the newspapers' circulation offices in connection with an investigation of the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers' Union of New York.Deputy Police Commissioner Paul J. Browne confirmed the searches to CNN but neither he nor other city officials would elaborate on the investigation or discuss Tuesday's actions.

(IDNs), in one of the most significant steps to making the Internet more accessible around the globe.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened the application process, ending the exclusive use of Latin characters for website addresses.

On the first day, "we have already received six applications from around the world for three different scripts," ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom told an Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

He said that while ICANN could not reveal the names of those applying, Egypt -- with .misr, meaning Egypt in Arabic -- and Russia had already made public their applications for country code top level domains in their scripts.


British scientists testing Ukrainian 'super flu' that has killed 189 people

"O Lord...You have stricken them, but they have not grieved. You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than rock." Jeremiah 5:3
Rare virus poses new threat to troops

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan | U.S. military officials sent a medical team to a remote outpost in southern Afghanistan this week to take blood samples from members of an Army unit after a soldier in the unit died from an Ebola-like virus.

Dr. Jim Radike, an expert in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Role 3 Trauma Hospital at Kandahar Air Field, told The Washington Times that Sgt. Robert David Gordon, 22, from River Falls, Ala., died Sept. 16 from what turned out to be Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever after he was bitten by a tick. The virus is transmitted by infected blood and can be carried by ticks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The UN's nuclear watchdog has asked Iran to explain evidence suggesting that Iranian scientists have experimented with an advanced nuclear warhead design, the Guardian has learned.

The very existence of the technology, known as a "two-point implosion" device, is officially secret in both the US and Britain, but according to previously unpublished documentation in a dossier compiled by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iranian scientists may have tested high-explosive components of the design. The development was today described by nuclear experts as "breathtaking" and has added urgency to the effort to find a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis.

The sophisticated technology, once mastered, allows for the production of smaller and simpler warheads than older models. It reduces the diameter of a warhead and makes it easier to put a nuclear warhead on a missile.

Documentation referring to experiments testing a two-point detonation design are part of the evidence of nuclear weaponisation gathered by the IAEA and presented to Iran for its response.

The dossier, titled "Possible Military Dimensions of Iran's Nuclear Program", is drawn in part from reports submitted to it by western intelligence agencies.

The agency has in the past treated such reports with scepticism, particularly after the Iraq war. But its director general, Mohamed ElBaradei, has said the evidence of Iranian weaponisation "appears to have been derived from multiple sources over different periods of time, appears to be generally consistent, and is sufficiently comprehensive and detailed that it needs to be addressed by Iran".

“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End

The giant pattern - thought to represent a traditional Mayan head-dress - appeared next to the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe last week.
Members of the crop circle community believe the mystic symbol is a signal of the end of the 5,126-year Mayan 'Long Count' calendar on December 21, 2012.

Karen Alexander, a crop circle enthusiast, said: "This is one of the most interesting crop circles I have ever seen. It is definitely a Mayan symbol and we are sure it is linked to the Mayan calendar, which ends in 2012.

"It appears to be a warning about the world coming to an end when the calendar does. For the ancient Maya, reaching the end of a cycle was a momentous event, so we are taking this crop circle very seriously as an indicator of a possibly huge event in 2012."

Last month a 400-foot crop circle depicting a phoenix rising from the flames appeared in a barley field in Yatesbury near Devizes, Wiltshire.
Crop circle theorists believe the patterns are created by UFOs during nocturnal visits, or caused by natural phenomena such as unusual forms of lightning striking the earth.

Reports circulating in the Kremlin today are saying that Russian Air Force Commanders have issued warnings to all of their aircraft to exercise “extreme caution” during flights “in and around” an area defined as Latitude 17 North [North Atlantic Ocean] Latitude 3 South [South Atlantic Ocean] to Latitude 8 North [Indian Ocean] Latitude 19 South [Indian Ocean] between the Longitudes of 46 West, 33 West, 46 East and 33 East, and which covers the greater part of the African Tectonic Plate.

The reason for this unprecedented warning, these reports state, are the rapid formations of “geomagnetic storms” emanating from the boundaries of the African Tectonic Plate that due to their intensity have caused the loss of two major passenger aircraft during the past month leaving nearly 300 men, women and children dead.

The first aircraft to be downed by this phenomenon was Air France passenger flight 447, and which these reports say that upon encountering one of these geomagnetic storms, on June 1st, near the western boundary of the African Tectonic Plate close to Brazil’s Fernando de Noronha Islands, was “completely annihilated” causing the deaths of 216 passengers and 12 crew members as their plane plunged in pieces into the Atlantic Ocean.

NEW YORK (AP) - Sting isn't a religious man, but he says President Barack Obama might be a divine answer to the world's problems."In many ways, he's sent from God," he joked in an interview, "because the world's a mess."

But Sting is serious in his belief that Obama is the best leader to navigate the world's problems. In an interview on Wednesday, the former Police frontman said that he spent some time with Obama and "found him to be very genuine, very present, clearly super-smart, and exactly what we need in the world

Chicago and Cook County residents aren’t the only ones about to get shocking tax news; the city is debuting a “tax whistle-blower” plan that could turn neighbor against neighbor in Chicago’s business community.The folks at city hall will pay cash bounties to informants who turn in business tax cheats around the city. The reward would amount to some sort of percentage of the tax money that the city recovers.
"It's just another way of bringing people into compliance," Revenue Department spokesman Ed Walsh

..."And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that
are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him."

No men OR women needed: Scientists create sperm and eggs from stem cells

Human eggs and sperm have been grown in the laboratory in research which could change the face of parenthood. It paves the way for a cure for infertility and could help those left sterile by cancer treatment to have children who are biologically their own.
But it raises a number of moral and ethical concerns. These include the possibility of children being born through entirely artificial means, and men and women being sidelined from the process of making babies. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed treatment for thousands of infected people.

The declaration that Obama signed late Friday authorized Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to bypass federal rules so health officials can respond more quickly to the outbreak, which has killed more than 1,000 people in the United States.

The goal is to remove bureaucratic roadblocks and make it easier for sick people to seek treatment and medical providers to provide it immediately. That could mean fewer hurdles involving Medicare, Medicaid or health privacy regulations.

“As a nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic,” Obama wrote in the declaration, which the White House announced Saturday.

He said the pandemic keeps evolving, the rates of illness are rising rapidly in many areas and there’s a potential “to overburden health care resources.”

"A nation healed, a world repaired. We are the ones that we've been waiting for." Barrack Obama

All US passports issued since October 2006 also have RFID chips in them. The chip contains all the data that is on the first page including your photo. It has been shown that hackers can determine what country a passport has been issued from without even reading all the data on it simply by recognizing the way the chip responds to certain scans.A growing number of states (New York, Michigan, Washington, and Vermont, to name a few) are now issuing special driver"s licenses "enhanced" with long range RFID chips. Enhanced Driver"s Licenses (EDLs) can be scanned from your wallet, while you are still in your car. They make travel across the border a little easier, and if not kept in a shielding privacy sleeve, unwanted invasion of your privacy much more convenient.

President of Europe???
Did I Miss Something?

Tony Blair could be crowned first President of Europe at a special summit of EU leaders next month.

Diplomatic sources say French President Nicolas Sarkozy is pushing for an extraordinary meeting in Brussels to install the former prime minister in the new £275,000-a-year post.Mr Blair was the first European leader to meet Mr Obama after he became President, and was lavished with praise.If he lands the job, Mr Blair can expect 20 staff, a chauffeur and generous entertainment expenses. But he will almost certainly be forced to ditch outside interests said to have earned him £12million since leaving Downing Street.
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him, and showed unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass, and signified it. Blessed are they who read and hear the words of this prophecy, and keep the things which are written." The beginning of the book promises blessing to him that reads and hears and keeps, that he who takes pains about the reading may thence learn to do works, and may keep the precepts.

1983 by Bob Shannon on a C64 with Dot Matrix

"He will descend from the sky."
A significant time period for the Mayas does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly only once every 25,800 years.
But most archaeologists, astronomers and Maya say the only thing likely to hit Earth is a meteor shower of New Age philosophy, pop astronomy, Internet doomsday rumors and TV specials such as one on the History Channel which mixes "predictions" from Nostradamus and the Mayas and asks: "Is 2012 the year the cosmic clock finally winds down to zero days, zero hope?"
It may sound all too much like other doomsday scenarios of recent decades — the 1987 Harmonic Convergence, the Jupiter Effect or "Planet X." But this one has some grains of archaeological basis.
One of them is Monument Six.
Found at an obscure ruin in southern Mexico during highway construction in the 1960s, the stone tablet almost didn't survive; the site was largely paved over and parts of the tablet were looted.
It's unique in that the remaining parts contain the equivalent of the date 2012. The inscription describes something that is supposed to occur in 2012 involving Bolon Yokte, a mysterious Mayan god associated with both war and creation.
However — shades of Indiana Jones — erosion and a crack in the stone make the end of the passage almost illegible.
Archaeologist Guillermo Bernal of Mexico's National Autonomous University interprets the last eroded glyphs as maybe saying, "He will descend from the sky."

Half of GPs refuse swine flu vaccine over testing fears

Five and more Nations to Starve to Death

EthiopiaThere have been warnings of drought and impending famine for several months, but now the situation is reaching crisis level. 

EritreaThe prolonged drought which is bringing hunger on a vast scale to Ethiopia has also hit its northern neighbour Eritrea with devastating effect. 

MauritaniaIn West Africa, Mauritania is facing severe food shortages after six poor harvests in a row. 

Angola The medical relief organisation Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) estimates that at least 1.5 million people are suffering from acute malnutrition. 

Zambia The Zambian Government has declared the country's food shortage a national disaster. 

Zimbabwe In September, the Southern African Development Community Regional Early Warning Unit said that Zimbabwe needed more food aid than any other country in the region facing famine.
It is estimated that six million people - half the population - are in need of food aid following the combination of poor rains and the adverse effects of the seizure of most white-owned farms.

As U.S. health officials consider rolling out a plan to inoculate the nation against swine flu in the next several months, they are haunted by the events that unfolded the last time the government stepped in to head off a surprise flu outbreak.In the fall of 1976, dozens of Americans died within 48 hours of receiving a swine flu vaccine. To allay the public fears that threatened to unravel the mass inoculation program, President Gerald Ford rolled up his shirtsleeve and received his shot in front of television cameras. More than 40 million others followed his lead. But two months later, the campaign was abruptly stopped: More deaths had followed, and hundreds were reporting serious side effects, including paralysis. Already, medical experts and vaccine watchdog groups are urging the Obama administration to apply the lessons learned 33 years ago. In a public statement last week, former health and human services secretary Mike Leavitt recommended that officials study the federal investigation of the 1976 program. Administration officials said they are keenly aware of the history.

California’s Budget Suffers ‘Major Blow’ as Debt Sales Loom
California’s revenue collections trailed its forecasts by $1.1 billion during the first three months of the fiscal year, showing new deficits are emerging in the budget Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed July 28.

Revenue was 5.3 percent less than was assumed in the $85 billion annual budget during the three months ended Sept. 30. Income tax receipts led the shortfall, as unemploymentreached as high as 12.2 percent in August.

“Revenues more than $1 billion under estimates and recent adverse court rulings are dealing a major blow to a budget that is barely 10-weeks old,” Controller John Chiang said in a statement. “While there are encouraging signs that California’s economy is preparing for a comeback, the recession continues to drag state revenues down.”

The latest figures show that California is facing resurgent fiscal strains brought on by the U.S. recession. Since February, Schwarzenegger and lawmakers have cut $32 billion from spending, raised taxes by $12.5 billion and covered $6 billion more with accounting gimmicks and borrowing.

'I will make a violent wind break out in My wrath ... flooding rain and hailstones ...' (Ezek 13.13)
'The earth will be completely laid waste ... the earth mourns and withers, the world fades and withers...'(Isa 24.3,4)
'The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. Men were scorched with fierce heat ...' (Rev 16.8,9)

This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.
So what on Earth is going on?

UN calls for new reserve currency...

The demise of the dollar

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

Tsunami kills 111, flattens villages in Samoa
Major quake jolts Indonesia, 21 dead
Typhoon kills more than 300 in southeast Asia

By digging in the muck of Rocky Mountain ponds and lakes, scientists have been able to establish an accurate historic record of how human activities have increased the amount of dust falling on high country snowpack.Using satellite images and analyzing the dust, other researchers have been able to pinpoint specific sources, including off-road vehicle disturbances, livestock grazing and oil and gas development on the Colorado Plateau.

“It's profound,” said researcher Tom Painter, director of the snow optics laboratory at the University of Utah. “Areas that are actively disturbed release 1,000 times more dust,” Painter said, adding that dust layers in 2009 caused the snow pack to melt 45 to 48 days earlier than normal.Areas that haven't been disturbed by human activities release very little dust, Painter said.“This has huge impacts on hydrology and snow cover,” Painter said, explaining that water managers have to account for changes in runoff as they plan the operation of reservoirs and diversions.“For us, the bottom line is, how much water are we going to get, and when do we get it,” said Grand Junction-based Dan Crabtree, water management group chief with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The federal agency manages most of the region's major water projects.

PHOENIX — Bartender Randy Shields was serving British brews and Arizona ambers as usual at Shady's bar in east Phoenix when he saw a customer walk in with a hunting knife strapped to his hip.A disturbing image flashed through his mind — "that knife sliding between my ribs."

The customer willingly turned over the knife while he was in the bar, but Shields still worries about a new Arizona law that goes into effect Wednesday that will allow guns into Arizona bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.Under the law, backed by the National Rifle Association, the 138,350 people with concealed-weapons permits in Arizona will be allowed to bring their guns into bars and restaurants that haven't posted signs banning them.

The new law has Shields and other bar owners and workers wondering: What's going to happen when guns are allowed in an atmosphere filled with booze and people with impaired judgment?"Somebody can pull the trigger, then a bullet comes out, and people get hurt and killed," said Brad Henrich, owner of Shady's, a popular neighborhood bar that sees occasional minor scuffles. "The idea of anyone coming in with guns in a place that serves alcohol just seems ludicrous."

The U.S. Northeast may have the coldest winter in a decade because of a weak El Nino, a warming current in the Pacific Ocean, according to Matt Rogers, a forecaster at Commodity Weather Group. “Weak El Ninos are notorious for cold and snowy weather on the Eastern seaboard,” Rogers said in a Bloomberg Television interview from Washington. “About 70 percent to 75 percent of the time a weak El Nino will deliver the goods in terms of above-normal heating demand and cold weather. It’s pretty good odds.”

Warming in the Pacific often means fewer Atlantic hurricanes and higher temperatures in the U.S. Northeast during January, February and March, according to the National Weather Service. El Nino occurs every two to five years, on average, and lasts about 12 months, according to the service.Hedge-fund managers and other large speculators increased their net-long positions, or bets prices will rise, in New York heating oil futures in the week ended Sep. 22, according to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data Sept. 25.

“It could be one of the coldest winters, or the coldest, winter of the decade,” Rogers said.U.S. inventories of distillate fuels, which include heating oil, are at their highest since January 1983, the U.S. Energy Department said Sept. 23. Stockpiles of 170.8 million barrels in the week ended Sept. 18 are 28 percent above the five-year average.Heating oil for October delivery rose 1.38 cents, or 0.8 percent, to settle at $1.6909 a gallon on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Obama to push for new economic world order...
Says Climate Change 'Irreversible Catastrophe' If Not Addressed...
UK Paper: 'Obama the impotent: The disappointment is tangible'...
Why is everyone saying no to him?

A mystery creature’s body found by a group of teenagers, while playing in the town of Cerro Arul north of Panama City CNN reports, 18-September, 2009. The creature with rubber like skin, 150cm length, with weird and ugly features and without any hair on the body was spotted by the group, according to reports kids got scared from that Gollum-like thing in the lake.

Panamanian news service Telemetry reports, that the kids screamed when creature emerged from a cave and started hip hopping over rocks towards them as if intended to attack them, according to that group of teenagers they then stoned the mystery creature to death. Their parents returned to the lake the following day and were surprised to see the phenomenon. Later a team of researchers took out the body from the canal, photographed and was taken for forensic testing and research.

China adds more Web surveillance
     BEIJING – News Web sites in China, complying with secret government orders, are requiring that new users log on under their true identities to post comments, a shift in policy that the country’s Internet users and media have opposed in the past.
   Until recently, users could weigh in on news items on many of the affected sites more anonymously, often without registering at all, though the sites were obligated to screen all posts, and the posts could be traced via Internet protocol addresses.

   But early last month, without notification, news portals such as Sina, Netease, Sohu and scores of other sites began asking unregistered users to sign in under their real names and identification 
   , top editors at two of the major portals affected. A Sina staff member also confirmed the change.
   The editors said the sites   were putting into effect a confidential directive issued in late July by the State Council Information Office, one of the main government bodies responsible for supervising the Internet in China
   The new step is not foolproof, the editors acknowledged. It was possible for a reporter to register successfully on several major sites under falsified names and ID and cellphone numbers.
   But the requirement adds a critical new layer of surveillance to mainstream sites in China, which were already heavily policed. 
   And while the authorities called the measure part of a drive to forge greater “social responsibility” and “civility” among users, they moved forward surreptitiously and suppressed reports about it, said the editors and others in the media industry familiar with the measure, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Massive' ancient wall uncovered in Jerusalem

Standing 8 meters (26 feet) high, the wall of huge cut stones is a marvel to archaeologists.

"To build straight walls up 8 meters ... I don't know how to do it today without mechanical equipment," said the excavation's director, Ronny Reich. "I don't think that any engineer today without electrical power [could] do it."

Archaeologist Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority added, "You see all the big boulders -- all the boulders are 4 to 5 tons."

The discovered section is 24 meters (79 feet) long. "However, it is thought the fortification is much longer because it continues west beyond the part that was exposed," the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a news release.

It was found inside the City of David, an archaeological excavation site outside the Old City of East Jerusalem on a slope of the Silwan Valley.

The wall is believed to have been built by the Canaanites, an ancient pagan people who the Bible says inhabited Jerusalem and other parts of the Middle East before the advent of monotheism.

Patients with terminal illnesses are being made to die prematurely under an NHS scheme to help end their lives, leading doctors warn today.

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, a group of experts who care for the terminally ill claim that some patients are being wrongly judged as close to death.

Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away.

'Big Influx' of new infections likely

First baby born from new egg-screening technique
"those who are first shall be first....and those who are last shall be first"

UK teenagers accused of plotting 'greatest massacre ever'

"There are Demons among us even as we speak"

Church attendance is declining, and not only in Canada or the Western World but all over the planet. We seem to be entering a Secular Age. Organized religion is dying a quiet death. But why is it dying, and what are the possible cures – if any?

The Church is dying, “not with a bang but a whimper,” as T.S. Eliot said the world will end. I think the Church is dying a gradual “Death by Doctrine.” The various Christian doctrines such as The Triune God, The Transubstantiation, The Immaculate Conception, The Virgin Birth, The Physical Death and Resurrection of Jesus, The Infallibility of the Bible, and others, are regarded as “superstitious absurdities” by the majority of modern people.

Creation of 'three-parent babies' closer to reality...

Dangerous citrus pest found in Los Angeles...

A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their mouths.

ATHENS, Greece (CNN) -- Greek firefighters planned to continue to work through the night to contain dozens of wildfires, including a massive blaze outside Athens, authorities said.

Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis called for calm on Saturday and said ground forces "will continue their superhuman efforts" until dawn, when air operations and water drops will resume.

Authorities reported 75 fires across the country.

"What I want to emphasize is the sacrifice of all those fighting under extremely difficult circumstances that complicate the task of fighting these fires," he said in a statement.

The fires began late Friday in Grammatiko, 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the capital, said journalist Anthee Carassava. Wind whipped a single blaze into three fires, which joined again Saturday.

Artificial life will be created 'within months' as genome experts claim vital breakthrough

Scientists are only months away from  creating artificial life, it was claimed yesterday.

Dr Craig Venter – one of the world’s most famous and controversial biologists – said his U.S. researchers have overcome one of the last big hurdles to making a synthetic organism.

The first artificial lifeform is likely to be a simple man-made bacterium that proves that the technology can work.

S. Korean firm to open dog cloning center...

Woman sets self on fire, walks around Miami mall..
Exorcism killers escape jail...

Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America

A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.
The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.
It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.


28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


The world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch that could cripple a global economic recovery because most of the major oil fields in the world have passed their peak production, a leading energy economist has warned.

Higher oil prices brought on by a rapid increase in demand and a stagnation, or even decline, in supply could blow any recovery off course, said Dr Fatih Birol, the chief economist at the respected International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, which is charged with the task of assessing future energy supplies by OECD countries.

New HIV strain discovered in woman from Cameroon

WASHINGTON – A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas, researchers report in Monday's edition of the journal Nature Medicine.

The finding "highlights the continuing need to watch closely for the emergence for new HIV variants, particularly in western central Africa," said the researchers, led by Jean-Christophe Plantier of the University of Rouen, France.

The three previously known HIV strains are related to the simian virus that occurs in chimpanzees.

The most likely explanation for the new find is gorilla-to-human transmission, Plantier's team said. But they added they cannot rule out the possibility that the new strain started in chimpanzees and moved into gorillas and then humans, or moved directly from chimpanzees to both gorillas and humans.

'Leapt to humans from gorillas'...

Chicago: 15 shot in 24 hours

Desperate Arizona may sell Capitol buildings!

Shopaholic died under purchases - found underneath pile of clothing...

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Saturday that Iran will strike Israel's nuclear facilities if the Jewish state attacks Iran, a semi-official news agency reported. "If the Zionist regime attacks Iran, we will surely strike its nuclear facilities with our missile capabilities," said Gen. Mohammed Ali Jaafari, according to the Iranian Labor News Agency, referring to Israel.
"Our missile capability puts all of the Zionist regime within Iran's reach to attack," Jaafari said, according to ILNA. The military chief said criticisms of Iran's nuclear program -- which Tehran maintains is for peaceful purposes -- are part of the "psychological war that the West has launched against Iran." Iran has refused international calls to suspend its production of enriched uranium, which it insists will be used to fuel civilian nuclear power plants.

CITI exec's pay package may spark gov't showdown

China announces first panda from frozen sperm
AMAZON CEO apologizes for deleting Orwell books


A few years ago, when I was working at Electronic Arts, a coworker of mine had a problem. He spent much of his time playing Sony's massively multiplayer on-line roleplaying game EverQuest, and when he wasn't playing it, he was talking about it, posting to online forums about it, or dreaming about the next time he could log on. He played obsessively, often signing on as soon as he got home from work. Predictably, his behavior had a negative impact on his family and social life, and eventually cost him his job.

Many of us have known people like my coworker. The problems of online gaming addiction date back to the days of text-based MUDs, but in more recent years terms like "Evercrack" and "World of Warcrack" have entered the popular lexicon. Now, Dr. Maressa Hecht Orzack, a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts, has come forward to claim that up to 40 percent of World of Warcraft players are addicted to the game.

WHO says H1N1 flu spreading, watching for mutation

Sodomy is defined in scripture by two things, the first being that of where it began: Sodom. In Genesis 13:13 we have the first mention of the men of Sodom, pronouncing that they “were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.” Their saga is continued in chapters 18 and 19 with their sin being so great that not only does God say that it “is very grievous,” but he himself comes down to destroy them with fire, the rubble of which still stands as a warning to us today.

SHOCK: 4 boys in Phoenix accused of raping 8-year-old girl


"Lack of snow is even more spectacular when you look at the downtown stations with records back to 1847 ... first time even without a flake of snow in October or November," wrote David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada in an email.

Swine flu fears prompt run on UK pharmacies

Argentina declares nationwide alert

Spreading rapidly in Japan

Swine flu threat greater than terrorism


There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong

The fact that the Pishon and the Gihon rivers cannot now be identified means the Deluge itself may well have contributed to eliminating or changing the courses of the Pishon and Gihon Rivers. So the world wide flood of Noah's day destroyed Eden and the tree of life which was in a mountainous area SW of Mount Ararat and a few kilometers S of Lake Van, in the eastern part of Turkey.

The garden of Eden with this tree had this natural barrier of  mountains from which point Adam and Eve made their exit,cherubs are stated to have been stationed only at the E of the garden.

(Genesis 3:24) 24 And so he drove the man out and posted at the east of the garden of E´den the cherubs and the flaming blade of a sword that was turning itself continually to guard the way to the tree of life.

The racialist ideas that were developing independently in India and Europe fused in esoterica. In The Secret Doctrine (1888), Helena Petrovna Blavatsky saw the "Aryans" as the fifth of her seven "Root Races", dating them to about a million years ago, and tracing them to Atlantis. She considered "Abraham" to be a corruption of a word meaning "No Brahmin", from whom the Semites – "degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality" – had descended, and who were one rung down on the Root Race scale. The Jews, according to Blavatsky, were a "tribe descended from the Tchandalas of India, the outcasts".

Abraham was the tenth generation from Noah and the 20th from Adam . His father was Terah, and his brothers were Nahor and Haran. According to Genesis, Abraham was sent by God from his home in Ur Kasdim and Harran to Canaan, the land promised to his descendants by Yahweh. There Abraham entered into a covenant: in exchange for recognition of YHWH as his God, Abraham will be blessed with innumerable progeny and the land would belong to his descendants.

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“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”- James 1:21


Swine flu screening starts at UK airports...

WHO watching for mutation...


Parts of Britain "near an H1N1 epidemic"; 14 dead

LONDON (Reuters) - Fourteen Britons who had contracted H1N1 flu have died and the rapid spread of infection in two areas of the country is close to epidemic level, health officials said on Thursday.The Department of Health said Britain now had 9,718 laboratory-confirmed cases, the third most in the world behind the United States and Mexico.

Britain's Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson said the actual number of cases was likely to be higher.All 14 who have died had underlying health issues and it was not clear in how many cases the patients had died as a direct result of the virus, known as swine flu."In London and the West Midlands we are getting pretty close to epidemic levels. We've seen big surges there," Donaldson tol BBC TV."For the country as a whole, the average is about the level of the flu season but in some parts of the country the levels are getting pretty big."

Pope Calls for 'New World Order'

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict on Tuesday called for a “world political authority” to manage the global economy and for more government regulation of national economies to pull the world out of the current crisis and avoid a repeat.

The pope’s call for a re-think of the way the world economy is run came in new encyclical which touched on a number of social issues but whose main connecting thread was how the current crisis has affected both rich and poor nations.

Called “Charity in Truth,” parts of the encyclical appeared bound to upset conservatives because of its underlying rejection of unbridled capitalism and unregulated market forces, which he said had led to “thoroughly destructive” abuse of the system

Mystery virus strikes wildlife at reserve

ABOUT 50 swans are believed to have died at the Lough in Cork city over recent days, with ducks and fish also dying.The kill has
sparked fears over a pollution virus at the lake, which is a nature reserve and is regarded as one of the city’s most striking natural features.

Animal welfare experts at the scene yesterday were awaiting the results of scientific tests on the dead birds. Lough area resident Annie Hoey said that people began to notice deaths in early June and that the numbers have been increasing ever since.

St. Clair Fishing Dying From Bacteria

Luke 21:11 (New International Version)

11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Tel Aviv 'water war' gets thumbs down from Water Authority

The Physical and Economic Devastation of Gaza

Water problems becoming more widespread

New report highlights climate change effects

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Swiss vow to block bank handing over data to USA...

Justice Dept. demands UBS comply in tax evasion case...

Military boot camp for Chinese internet addicts

Internet addiction is becoming a problem in China, as more than 250 million Chinese are now connected to the World Wide Web. An estimated four to ten million of these users are addicted.

China’s law kills little babies
The Chinese government imposed a limit on birth in 1979: for the law every family can have up to a child (in the city) or two (in rural areas); in all other cases abortion is required.Every day they abandon just over 1000 girls born. People abandon or kill their children to be not discovered by the chinese government.
There are abortion teams that catch women who refuse to abort and keep them in prison until they decide to do so.
Otherwise, the children “outlaw” won’t have right to medical care, to education or any kind of social assistance.
For this reason, many families sell their children to other couples.

WIRE: Rising debt may be next crisis...

'Cash is king'...

WHO warns swine flu 'unstoppable'

The UN's top health official has opened a forum in Mexico on combating swine flu by saying that the spread of the virus worldwide is now unstoppable.

World Health Organization head Margaret Chan added that the holding of the meeting in Cancun showed confidence in Mexico, which has been hard hit.

'40 a day could die by end of summer in London'...

Amsterdam considering bank help -- for prostitutes...
TV gameshow looks to convert atheists...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health experts are fond of saying any new disease is just a flight away from anywhere, and a report published on Monday shows the new strain of H1N1 flu followed the airline route map as it spread around the globe.

The swine flu virus spread first and quickest in March and April in the United States and Canada -- where 80 percent of airline passengers traveled in March and April of 2008, researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto found.

Dr. Kamram Khan of St. Michael's and colleagues used International Air Transport Association data for their study. They said travel patterns were also similar in 2007 and therefore likely to be similar in 2009.


Deficit forces California to issue IOUs

Published: June 29 2009 19:26 | Last updated: June 29 2009 19:26

California is preparing to issue IOUs to its creditors this week as it grapples with an unprecedented cash crunch and prepares to begin its new fiscal year deep in the red. Once the US’s richest state, California now has the dubious distinction of having the worst credit rating in the country.



  • Genetic condition had ruined his lungs and left him unable to sing
  • He became so skeletal, doctors believed he was anorexic
  • He had nightmares about being murdered – and wanted to die
  • He used swine flu as an excuse to avoid coming to England
  • He thought he was agreeing to 10 concerts – it was 50

Whatever  the final autopsy results reveal, it was greed that killed Michael Jackson. Had he not been driven – by a cabal of bankers, agents, doctors and advisers – to commit to the gruelling 50 concerts in London’s O2 Arena, I believe he would still be alive today.

During the last weeks and months of his life, Jackson made desperate attempts to prepare for the concert series scheduled for next month – a series that would have earned millions for the singer and his entourage, but which he could never have completed, not mentally, and not physically. Ailing: Michael Jackson may have worn a mask in public to protect his diseased lungs JUNE 22, 2009  

Numbers on Welfare See Sharp Increase Welfare rolls, which were slow to rise and actually fell in many states early in the recession, now are climbing across the country for the first time since President Bill Clinton signed legislation pledging "to end welfare as we know it" more than a decade ago.Twenty-three of the 30 largest states, which account for more than 88% of the nation's total population, see welfare caseloads above year-ago levels, according to a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and the National Conference of State Legislatures. As more people run out of unemployment compensation, many are turning to welfare as a stopgap.

Rift among Iranian leaders widens

NEW YORK (CNN) -- In the midst of the ongoing culture wars, can it be a good idea to put out a comedy about two Stone Age men who wander into the Bible?
"Year One," which he directed, concerns two men -- played by Jack Black and Michael Cera -- who leave their home and, in their travels, meet biblical characters such as Cain, Abel, Abraham and Isaac. Among the locales: ancient Sodom, which "didn't seem worse than Las Vegas to me.

Sodom (Hebrew Name|סְדוֹם|Sədom|Səḏôm, Arabic: سدوم Sadūm, Greek Σόδομα) and Gomorrah (Hebrew Name|עֲמוֹרָה|ʿAmora|Ġəmôrāh / ʿĂmôrāh, {{Arabic: عمورة ʿAmūrah, }} Greek Γόμορρα) were two cities in the Bible which were destroyed by God.

For the sins of their inhabitants Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim were destroyed by "brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven" (Genesis 19:24-25). In Christianity and Islam, their names have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of God's wrath (Jude 1:7, Qur'an 

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Swine flu 'could infect up to half the population'

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Primary care trusts are to set up anti-viral drug distribution centres and swine flu testing clinics amid fears that the infection could spread out of control.

The Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, wrote to health authorities last week urging hospitals to test all patients who show signs of flu-like symptoms. He wrote: "Transmission from person to person in this country is increasingly common. There is evidence that sporadic cases are arising with no apparent link either to cases elsewhere in the UK or to travel abroad."

The letter followed an earlier warning from Sir Liam that millions of Britons could fall victim to swine flu in the coming months. Government officials admitted last night that illness rates from the virus could reach 50 per cent.

Treasury to Auction $104 Billion In Debt Next Week, a Record
The Treasury announced Thursday a record $104 billion worth of bond auctions for next week, part of its herculean efforts to finance a rescue of the world's largest economy.The sales will exceed the previous record of $101 billion set in auctions that took place in the last week of April and consist of two-year, five-year and seven-year securities. That record was matched by another $101 billion week in May.

Though next week's total was broadly in line with expectations, worries about supply have weighed on the U.S. government bond market, which will see a mammoth $2 trillion worth of new debt issued this year.

Oregon woman possessed by rabbits arrested again
      TIGARD, Ore. (AP) - Authorities said a woman possessed with rabbits is in trouble again: In violation of probation terms, she was found holed up in a hotel room with more than a dozen rabbits. Officers said they had to break into the room Tuesday and found eight adults and half a dozen baby rabbits, one dead. The police say some were caged, some roaming.  They arrested 47-year-old Miriam Sakewitz.

Libya records 13 cases of bubonic plague
Thirteen cases of bubonic plague have been recorded in eastern Libya, near the border with Egypt, Health Minister Mohamad Hijazi told AFP on Wednesday, stressing the situation was under control.

"Thirteen cases of the plague have been recorded in a village 30 kilometres (20 miles) away from Tobruk. Eleven people have already (been treated and) left hospital," he said, without reporting any deaths.

Ahmadinejad defends vote as 'real and free'...
BBC says election broadcasts disrupted...

Carter warns US and Israel on collision course
Israel is headed for a clash with main ally the United States over the issue of Jewish settlements, former US president Jimmy Carter said in an interview on Sunday.

Asked by the liberal Haaretz newspaper whether the Jewish state was looking at a "head-on collision" with the United States if it doesn't comply with Washington's demands, Carter said "Yes."

The former president, who brokered the historic peace treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1979, said Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank were the biggest hurdle in the hobbled Middle East peace process, saying they were "illegal and (an) obstacle to peace

NKorea warns of nuclear war amid rising tensions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea's communist regime has warned of a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula while vowing to step up its atomic bomb-making program in defiance of new U.N. sanctions.

The North's defiance presents a growing diplomatic headache for President Barack Obama as he prepares for talks Tuesday with his South Korean counterpart on the North's missile and nuclear programs.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told security-related ministers during an unscheduled meeting Sunday to "resolutely and squarely" cope with the North's latest threat, his office said. Lee is to leave for the U.S. on Monday morning.

A commentary Sunday in the North's main state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, claimed the U.S. has 1,000 nuclear weapons in South Korea. Another commentary published Saturday in the state-run Tongil Sinbo weekly claimed the U.S. has been deploying a vast amount of nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan.

Russian oligarch launches world's biggest private yacht...

...missile-detection system, two helipads, luxury spa, swimming pool, miniature submarine

Riot police clash with Mousavi supporters in Iran

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian riot police on motorcycles beat supporters of presidential challenger Mirhossein Mousavi who were protesting on Saturday against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed election win. A Reuters reporter said she and others were beaten by police with batons as police chased and arrested demonstrators staging a sit-in at Tehran's Vanak Square, one of the capital's busiest intersections.

At least three people were injured in the clash, which broke out after the Interior Ministry announced the hardline incumbent's resounding victory in Friday's vote. Mousavi, a moderate, protested against what he called violations and vote-rigging during the election. Interior Ministry officials rejected the allegations.

He said in a separate statement that members of his election headquarters had been beaten "with batons, wooden sticks and electrical rods." Tehran's deputy police chief, Mohsen Khancharli, said the force would "strongly confront" any gathering or rally held without permission. He said people protesting against the election outcome had damaged cars."Police are not confronting people but only those who are disturbing public order or who make damage to public places," he told the official IRNA news agency. Up to 2,000 Mousavi supporters took part in the sit-in in the middle of the road, chanting: "Mousavi take back our vote!

NKorea says it will 'weaponize' its plutonium... 


Mayur Pahilajani - AHN News Writer

Tehran, Iran (AHN) - Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iran on Saturday after incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared winner in the Islamic Republic's elections.

Police used batons and tear gas on the streets of Tehran to disperse supporters of opposition and presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Moussavi, who said that he will "strongly protest" the election results.

The reports said that the clashes were the worst post-election violence experienced by the country as some expected a run-off in the polls. The number of people injured is not immediately known.

Iran's Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli announced that Ahmadinejad secured 62.6 percent and Mousavi gained 33.75 percent in the nation's 10th presidential election.

The number of invalid votes was at 409,389 or 1.04 percent of the total, the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, asked the opposition to avoid any provocative and suspicious actions and speech, according to IRNA.

Moussavi, who served as the last Iranian prime minister in the 1980s, is considered to be a strong critic of Ahmadinejad and his policies.

Several analysts expect the re-election of Ahmadinejad to pose a serious challenge to the Obama administration.

Oil price leaps to year's high

Predictions of $250 a barrel on fears for oil reserves, hopes of economic recovery and hedging against weak dollar
Sheikh Ahmad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, put some of the rise down to signs of recovery in Asia but warned that overall demand was still weaker than last year. Opec would not raise supply at current oil prices but did not rule it out "if it reached $100", he said.

Alexei Miller, chairman of the Russian energy group Gazprom, raised the stakes further when he reiterated last year's estimates of $250 a barrel. "This forecast has not become reality yet, given that the [credit] crisis gained momentum and exerted a powerful impact on the global energy market. But does this mean that our forecast was unrealistic? Not at all."

World Health Organization Raises Pandemic Alert Level to Phase 6

Following today’s decision by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise its H1N1 influenza pandemic alert to Phase 6, its highest level, Marsh, the world's leading insurance broker and risk advisor, is recommending that all organizations continue to focus on potential economic and jurisdictional issues in shaping their response to the current pandemic.

WHO declares global swine flu pandemic and says virus is 'unstoppable'

“The (swine flu) virus is now unstoppable," said Dr Margaret Chan, the WHO chief.
A disease is classed as a pandemic when transmission between humans becomes widespread in at least two regions of the world.
The last global flu pandemic came in 1968 over the so-called “Hong Kong” flu, which killed about 1 million people worldwide.

WASHINGTON — Stephen Tyrone Johns kindly opened a door of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday afternoon, witnesses said, probably thinking that James W. von Brunn was just another elderly visitor needing help to get inside.

Museum Gunman Charged With Murder

Instead, Mr. von Brunn, 88, whose anti-Semitic and white supremacist views were known to federal authorities, strode quickly into the museum lobby, immediately raised a .22-caliber rifle at Mr. Johns and unloaded at least one round of ammunition, striking the guard at close range, law-enforcement officials said at a news conference here on Thursday. Mr. Johns died a few hours later.

Armed security guards fired back, wounding Mr. von Brunn and sending panicked tourists, including groups of schoolchildren, diving for cover.

The police on Thursday charged Mr. von Brunn, who was in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital, with murder in the death of Mr. Johns, 39, from Temple Hills, Md. The victim, who worked for a private security company, had been assigned to the museum for six years.

North Korea would use nuclear weapons in a 'merciless offensive'

Associated Press

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

North Korea today said it would use nuclear weapons in a "merciless offensive" if provoked — its latest bellicose rhetoric apparently aimed at deterring any international punishment for its recent atomic test blast.

The tensions emanating from Pyongyang are beginning to hit nascent business ties with the South: a Seoul-based fur manufacturer became the first South Korean company to announce Monday it was pulling out of an industrial complex in the North's border town of Kaesong.

The complex, which opened in 2004, is a key symbol of rapprochement between the two Koreas but the goodwill is evaporating quickly in the wake of North Korea's nuclear test on May 25 and subsequent missile tests.

Pyongyang raised tensions a notch by reviving its rhetoric in a commentary in the state-run Minju Joson newspaper today.

"Our nuclear deterrent will be a strong defensive means...as well as a merciless offensive means to deal a just retaliatory strike to those who touch the country's dignity and sovereignty even a bit," said the commentary, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Influenza A(H1N1) - update 45

8 June 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 8 June 2009, 73 countries have officially reported 25,288 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 139 deaths.

The breakdown of the number of laboratory-confirmed cases by country is given in the following table and map.

Map of the spread of Influenza A(H1N1): number of laboratory confirmed cases and deaths [png 251kb]
As of 06:00 GMT, 8 June 2009

Laboratory-confirmed cases of new influenza A(H1N1) as officially reported to WHO by States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005)

2008-2009 Influenza Season Week 21 ending May 30, 2009

All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received.
(Due to the response to the novel influenza A (H1N1) investigation, surveillance regions were changed from Census Divisions to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regions.)


During week 21 (May 24 - 30, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however, there are still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.

American capitalism gone with a whimper..
Article from Russias Pravda
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America. These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israel started its biggest emergency drill in the nation's history Sunday to prepare civilians, soldiers and rescue crews for the possibility of war, the defense force said in a statement. The five-day drill, nicknamed Turning Point 3, comes amid the nation's rising tensions with Iran.

It will be conducted in public facilities, including schools, military bases and government offices. Students, soldiers and other civilians will practice how to gather at protected places during an emergency. Officials said the drill will include simulated rockets, air raids and other attacks on infrastructure and essential facilities, and use of weapons on civilians.

Everyone is expected to go to a protected place at the sound of sirens, the defense force said, adding that more instructions will be broadcast on a public channel. "It is of great importance that every civilian, institute and workplace will seriously practice in order to improve our preparedness and national resilience," Maj. Gen. Yair Golan of the Home Front Command said in a news statement.

The move comes amid tension between Israel and Tehran. The Israeli government considers Iran's nuclear program as the dominant threat facing the country. Israel is publicly supportive of President Barack Obama administration's outreach to the Islamic state.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Israeli Army Radio last week that he believes "that the chance the dialogue has of stopping Iran's nuclear efforts is very low." Barak's views are keeping with the majority of his countrymen. An Israeli poll released this month found that 74 percent believe that the U.S. policy of engagement with Iran will fail and 81 percent think Iran will develop a nuclear weapon capability. Israel has conducted emergency drills the past two years, but officials said this is the biggest so far.


Could carry out more...
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'Historically unprecedented'...

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WHO chief warns H1N1 swine flu likely to worsen
GENEVA, May 22 (Reuters) - The world must be ready for H1N1 swine flu to become more severe and kill more people, World Health Organization chief Dr. Margaret Chan said on Friday.

A genetic analysis of the new virus showed it must have been circulating undetected for some time, in pigs or perhaps in other animals.  The WHO is poised to declare a full pandemic of the virus, which has infected more than 11,000 people in 42 countries and killed 86. And U.S. health officials released $1 billion for companies to get started on a vaccine in case it is needed. The virus must be closely monitored in the southern hemisphere, as it could mix with ordinary seasonal influenza and change in unpredictable ways, Chan told the WHO annual congress in Geneva. [ID:nLM945575]  "In cases where the H1N1 virus is widespread and circulating within the general community, countries must expect to see more cases of severe and fatal infections," she said. "This is a subtle, sneaky virus."

France's First Lady tours recession-hit Paris in
disguise just like aristocrats during Revolution...
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever
hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

5 More NYC Schools Close Due to Swine Flu ... 100 Students Sick!

Confirmed swine flu cases in WA State jumps to 236

Obama Says Debt Load 'Unsustainable'; Warns of skyrocketing interest rates...


GM, CHRYSLER to cut 3,000 dealers...

GM shares drop to lowest level since 1933
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;

GM, Chrysler to cut up to 3,000 dealers...
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

Bad economy puts more families on the streets

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The tears begin and her voice trembles as Ruth Martinez remembers the first few days of her new world.

Heat wave delays tiger relocation in Sariska

New Delhi (PTI) Unrelenting heat wave in Northern India has put a halt on Rajasthan government's plan to relocate a tiger from Rathambore National park to Sariska sanctuary with state officials preferring to wait till monsoon to execute the task.

"There was a proposal to shift second male tiger in the beginning of this month in the park. But it is now not advisable in view of intense heat conditions in the Northern state. The plan has been put on hold for at least next two months till monsoon," National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) member secretary Rajesh Gopal told PTI.

Pointing to the reason behind the move, he said: "Tigers can suffer sunstroke or die if we try to trap them for translocation purpose. We also don't want to disturb its habitat as it can be fatal given the animal has to be darted and tranquilised before it is airlifted. It will also be taxing for our men to do the work successfully in this heat wave condition," he said.

"Last time, we had executed the task during monsoon when the weather was favourable for the animal. We will again wait for rains as the onset of summer this year has witnessed temperatures soaring beyond 43 degrees Celsius," Mr. Gopal added.

At present there are three big cats -- a male and two females -- in the wilds of Sariska as part of the government efforts to revive the population of the endangered species.

A total of five predators, three males and two females, have to be introduced by the end of this year as suggested by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).

Asian Nations Unveil $120 Billion Trojan Horse Fund

Amid the worst global slump since World War II, many Asian economies are in free fall as demand for their exports -- the region's main growth engine -- evaporates in big Western markets.

The ADB has warned that 61 million people will remain trapped in extreme poverty this year because of the global slump. That figure could increase to nearly 160 million if slow growth continues next year, it said. The bank's president, Haruhiko Kuroda, said the collapse in global trade has "gathered momentum" as export markets contract.

Revelation 13:1
Revelation is largely written in symbols. When used as a metaphor in the Bible, water can represent good or bad realities. Especially in large amounts, it can represent masses of people. Thus in this verse, the Beast is understood to be rising either from a heavily populated area or from the majority of all dwelling on earth. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

Former King Hussein of Jordan – that ‘the next war in the Middle East will be over water’.
 In many cases, these comments are little more than media hype; in others, statements have been made for political reasons. Yet, regardless ofthe source, or the reason, water is clearly a scarce resource in some regions. Tensions exist over water use, water ownership and water rights – and are likely to increase in the future. The Middle East and Africa provoke perhaps the greatest concern about water shortage: by 2025, 40 countries in the regions are expected to experience water stress or scarcity.

Water scarcity is a function of supply and demand. Demand is increasing at an alarming rate in some regions, through population growth and increasing per capita use. In many water-scarce countries, such as Jordan and Israel, there is no obvious and inexpensive way to increase water supply, and tensions among different water users are likely to result. In other countries, such as Egypt, improvements in water efficiency, moving away from water-intensive crops, or importing water from nearby countries may offer reasonable solutions.

The second crisis is deteriorating water quality. Agriculture is the biggest polluter: increased use of fertilizer and pesticides has contaminated both groundwater and surface water supplies. Domestic and industrial pollution is also increasing, and the problem affects both developed and developing countries.

Finally, the use of water has a geopolitical dimension. Water moves from upstream to downstream users, and withdrawals and type of use in one place may affect the quantity or quality of supplies downstream. There are also historical, cultural, economic and social aspects of water use. To some, water is a gift from God, and should not be priced, while others, such as the World Bank, have pushed for full marginal cost pricing of water.

The lack of a suitable legal framework for resolving international water resource disputes presents another problem. Sovereignty over international rivers generally invokes one of four doctrines: absolute territorial sovereignty, which implies that riparian states may use water resources in any way they please, even to the detriment of other nations; absolute territorial integrity, which suggests that riparian use of a river should not negatively affect downstream riparians; limited territorial sovereignty, which invokes a combination of the two within a framework of equitable use by all parties; and community of co-riparian states, which promotes integrated management of river basins.

HEAT WAVE In Drought Stricken India

Orissa heat wave toll rises to 84
New Delhi: Sweltering summer conditions claimed six more lives in Orissa on Saturday, taking the State’s casualty figures to an alarming 84.Most tracts of north India reeled under a hot sun.Dust haze over the national capital, however, turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as the maximum temperature dipped by about three degrees from Friday’s season’s highest of 44.2 degrees.A blazing sun kept Punjab on the boil, as temperature soared four notches in Patiala to settle at 42.7 degrees.Ludhiana baked under 42.5 degrees and Chandigarh at 41.8 degrees as Ambala topped the temperature chart in Haryana with a scorching 41.6 degrees. 

Heat wave claims 78 lives in eastern India

Severe heat wave conditions prevail in many parts of country

NKorea threatens nuclear, missile tests...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea threatened Wednesday to conduct nuclear and missile tests and start an uranium-enrichment program in addition to its existing plutonium-based one, unless the U.N. apologizes for criticizing its recent rocket launch, dramatically raising its stake in the worsening standoff over its atomic programs.

Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said in a statement the country "will be compelled to take additional self-defensive measures" unless the U.N. Security Council apologizes immediately. "The measures will include nuclear tests and test-firings of intercontinental ballistic missiles."

HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) - Alarmed by the spread of a new swine flu virus, airports around the world have rushed to install temperature scanners to pick out the sick, but the microbe is proving too clever for modern technology.Experts say an infected person can easily pass through these heat sensors without detection as the incubation period for influenza ranges anywhere between one and three days."The scanners won't pick up everyone (with flu), especially if they are too early in the infection ... People who have been infected very, very recently wouldn't show up on the scanner," Mark von Itzstein, director of the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, told Reuters."You can imagine somebody who is just infected boards the plane in Singapore and heads towards Hong Kong. There would not be enough time for the apparatus to pick it up because he would not have developed significant fever."The new H1N1 swine flu virus, which has killed 159 people in Mexico, has been found in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, Israel and Spain, but there have been no deaths outside Mexico so far.

Swine Flu Case at Orlando/DISNEY...

Confirmed: Indiana...

Cases in NYC rise to 45...

Officials in Mexico City on Tuesday ordered all eateries closed to public...

SNAP ANALYSIS-Flu could boost gov't intervention further
27 Apr 2009 12:13:00 GMT
Source: Reuters
By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) - The spread of a possible flu pandemic could see an increase in already heightened levels of government intervention in economies and financial markets as a result of the global financial crisis. In the short term, it might serve to give governments an easy justification to impose protectionist measures that could further stifle slumping trade flows. Doctors and officials around the world are moving to contain the spread of a swine flu outbreak that has already killed more than 100 people in Mexico and spread to countries around the world, with markets already reacting nervously.

"At the moment, markets are still making the assumption this will not be that serious," said Dresdner Kleinwort emerging foreign exchange strategist Jon Harrison. "But if it were to turn out much worse you would see a rise in government spending and government intervention. This sort of crisis would be too big for anything other than governments." Governments have poured unprecedented amounts of money into capital markets in recent months supporting, and in some cases nationalising, banks to try and stimulate lending as economic output and trade around the world dried up particularly after the demise of Lehman Brothers in December


The great day of their 15 wrath has come and who can withstand it?"
  Then I watched while the Lamb broke open the first of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures cry out in a voice like thunder, "Come forward." I looked, and there was a white horse, and its rider had a bow.  He was given a crown, and he rode forth victorious to further his victories. When he broke open the second seal, I heard the second living creature cry out, "Come forward."
Another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take peace away from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And he was given a huge sword. When he broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature cry out, "Come forward." I looked, and there was a black horse,  and its rider held a scale in his hand. I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures. It said, "A ration of wheat costs a day's pay, and three rations of barley cost a day's pay. But do not damage the olive oil or the wine."When he broke open the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature cry out, "Come forward."
    I looked, and there was a pale green  horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades accompanied him. They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth.

Mexico says flu could have big economic impact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mexican Finance Minister Agustin Carstens said on Sunday the outbreak of swine flu could have a big impact on Mexico's economy, although it was too soon to say how significant the effect might be.

"This issue can have an important impact on the economy, although the most important impact is the one on human life and human well being," Finance Minister Agustin Carstens told reporters.

"At this stage, without ignoring that this is a very serious matter and that it has a high potential for disruption, I would say that it's early to give a more concrete opinion," he said.

Swine Flu Confirmed in New York Students

NEW YORK -- Tests have confirmed that eight students at a New York Catholic high school have contracted swine flu, after some students at the school had visited Mexico over spring break two weeks ago.

About 100 students at St. Francis Preparatory School had complained of flu-like symptoms, and eight were confirmed with mild cases of the flu, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) told reporters today at a news conference.

Swine flu could mutate to 'more dangerous' strain...
It is "quite possible" that the swine flu virus that has killed dozens in Mexico will mutate into a "more dangerous" strain, a senior World Health Organization official said Sunday. 

81 dead in Mexico as flu emergency goes global

Fatal swine flu breaks out in Mexico
MEXICO CITY, April 24 (Reuters) - A deadly swine flu never seen before has broken out in Mexico, killing at least 16 people and raising fears of a possible pandemic.

The World Health Organization said it was concerned at what it called 800 "influenza-like" cases in Mexico, and also about a confirmed outbreak of a new strain of swine flu in the United States. Mexico canceled classes for millions of children in its sprawling capital city and surrounding area on Friday after authorities noticed a higher number of flu-like deaths than normal in recent weeks. "It is a virus that mutated from pigs and then at some point was transmitted to humans," Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova told the Televisa network.

He put the death toll at 16 confirmed cases and dozens of other suspected deaths. WHO said about 60 people have died in the country.  The Geneva-based U.N. agency said it was in daily contact with U.S., Canadian and Mexican authorities and had activated its Strategic Health Operations Center (SHOC) -- its command and control center for acute public health events.
U.S. health officials said on Thursday that seven people had been diagnosed with a new and unusual H1N1 swine flu virus, different from seasonal flu, but all had recovered.

The following is a list of debilitating diseases for which medical science has no cure. This list is incomplete.

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), see also HIV
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Aspartylglucosaminuria
  • Asthma
  • Avian influenza
  • B-mannosidosis
  • Batten disease (juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis)
  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, "mad cow" disease)
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), see also bovine spongiform encephalopathy and kuru
  • Currarino triad
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cystinosis
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Dysmyelogenic leukodystrophy (DMD, a.k.a. Alexander disease)
  • Ebola
  • Emphysema (C.O.P.D.)
  • Farber disease
  • Fatal familial insomnia
  • Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
  • Fucosidosis
  • Galactosialidosis (Goldberg syndrome)
  • Gaucher disease
  • GM1 gangliodsidosis
  • Hairy cell leukemia
  • Herpes zoster, a.k.a. varicella-zoster, a.k.a. chicken pox
  • Hopeless astrocytoma (brain cancer)
  • Hurler syndrome (includes Hurler-Scheie)
  • Hunter syndrome
  • Huntington's disease
  • infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
  • Immune or idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura
  • Influenza
  • Krabbe disease
  • Kuru, see Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Lissencephaly
  • Lymphocytic lymphomas
    • Hodgkin Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    • Small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • Maroteaux-Lamy
  • Measles
  • Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD)
  • Morquio A
  • Mucolipidosis II (I-cell Disease)
  • Mucolipidosis IV
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Niemann-Pick disease (All types: A, B and C)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Polio
  • Pompe disease
  • Prosaposin
  • Progeria
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei
  • Psoriasis
  • Salla disease
  • Sandhoff disease
  • Sanfilippo A
  • Scheie syndrome
  • Schindler disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sialidosis (mucolipidosis I)
  • Sly syndrome
  • Spherocytosis
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia
  • Spreading adenocarcinoma
  • Spreading melanoma
  • Takayasu's arteritis (pulseless disease)
  • Tay-Sachs disease
  • Wolan disease

Scientists and medical ethicists yesterday condemned the controversial fertility doctor Panayiotis Zavos for transferring cloned human embryos into the wombs of four women.
Dr Zavos claimed in an interview with The Independent that he had created 14 cloned human embryos and transferred 11 of them into the wombs of the four women, who wanted to give birth to cloned babies, although none of them had become pregnant.

Children tracked by satellite to stop bad behavior
The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?"

CA swine flu cases worry officials

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials alerted doctors Tuesday to a unique type of swine flu diagnosed in two California children, but it's unclear whether many people will be susceptible to the infection.The children were diagnosed last week. One was a 10-year-old boy in San Diego County, and the other a 9-year-old girl in neighboring Imperial County. Both recovered.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said there's no reason for the public to take unusual measures against it.
"CDC is concerned, but that's our job," said CDC spokesman Tom Skinner.

He who has an ear, let him hear.
 1If anyone is to go into captivity,
      into captivity he will go.
   If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
      with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.

The 21st century has continued the bloodshed, with 1.1 million deaths in Iraq since early 2003.

Current conflicts:

Afghanistan War
Baluchistan War
Burundi Civil War
Central African Republic Army Mutiny
Chad Rebellion
Chechen War
Colombian Civil War
Darfur War
The Ethiopia-Somalia War
India-Bangladesh Border Conflict
Iraq War
Israel-Palestinian War
Israel-Syrian Conflict
Cote de Ivorie (Ivory Coast) Civil War
Korean Conflict
Nepal Civil War
Thai Muslim Rebellion
Waziristan War

World's Fish Supply Running Out, Researchers Warn

An international group of ecologists and economists warned yesterday that the world will run out of seafood by 2048 if steep declines in marine species continue at current rates, based on a four-year study of catch data and the effects of fisheries collapses.

The paper, published in the journal Science, concludes that overfishing, pollution and other environmental factors are wiping out important species around the globe, hampering the ocean's ability to produce seafood, filter nutrients and resist the spread of disease.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Missing vials of a potentially dangerous virus have prompted an Army investigation into the disappearance from a lab in Maryland.

The vials contained samples of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, a virus that sickens horses and can be spread to humans by mosquitoes. In 97 percent of cases, humans with the virus suffer flu-like symptoms, but it can be deadly in about 1 out of 100 cases, according to Caree Vander Linden, a spokeswoman for the Army's Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. There is an effective vaccine for the disease and there hasn't been an outbreak in the United States since 1971.
Rainforest clash in Panama signals larger debate

KUNA YALA, Panama (CNN) -- Hunched over a campfire in eastern Panama, Embera tribesman Raul Mezua chanted a song his grandfather taught him when he was a boy.

The words are memorized, passed down from an aging generation to a new group of tribal youths.

"The song means a lot to me," Mezua told CNN, the fire's dying embers splashing a red glow across his face. "But I don't know what it means."

It's not just the song but their language and culture that Mezua and his tribe fear losing as deforestation from logging and cattle ranching threatens the rainforest that is part of their identity.

But recent trends could usher in a welcome reversal for Mezua and his tribe. Rural workers are migrating toward cities in search of jobs, and forests are re-emerging where now abandoned farms and cattle ranches once flourished, according to a 2009 report from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

Such "secondary" forests in the tropics can rapidly grow in areas once cleared for logging and cattle ranching if left alone, said Joseph Wright, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. "After about 20 years (of being left alone) the forest will be about 60 feet tall," he said. Video Watch Mezua sing a traditional tribal song »

Deforestation and re-growth in Panama may reflect a snapshot of a bigger picture involving rainforests throughout Central America. With more than three-quarters of people across the region now living in urban centers, the United Nations expects rural farming and population growth -- the usual culprits behind deforestation -- to dwindle.

THE poverty-stricken father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali plans to become a millionaire himself-by SELLING his nine-year-old daughter. In a bid to escape India's real-life slums, Rafiq Qureshi put angel-faced darling of the Oscars Rubina up for adoption, demanding millions of rupees worth £200,000. As he offered the shocking deal to the News of the World's undercover fake sheik this week, Rafiq declared: "I have to consider what's best for me, my family and Rubina's future."Rafiq tried to blame Hollywood bosses for forcing him to put his daughter up for SALE.

1 Timothy 4
Instructions to Timothy

 1The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

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Police officers in riot gear detain activists of Natalia Vitrenko's Progressive Socialist Party who tried to break a cordon of a rally to mark the 65th anniversary of the anti-Soviet Ukrainian Insurgent Army in downtown Kiev on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007.

In deed!!   Change is the one constant that we have faced in the last 10,000 years!!  (If not for global warming, most of North America would still be under ice)  We are the direct product of change over the last billions of years!!   Why we should think that anything in the natural world should be a constant, is a mystery to me???  Every generation somehow thinks their generation represents a utopia of life, and every generation deals with natural as well as social change,  either in the form of progress or disaster!   The peace we seek in a world of constant contentment can not be found in the natural world!   It will change, and if we can not embrace it, we find disaster!  (Unfortunately man has many times been at the root of disaster,,  either in the form of disease, social upheaval, or building in the wrong place)  I am always amazed at those who go through a disaster and find blessings in their lives and go about rebuilding with renewed enthusiasm, and others give up and spend their energy looking for someone to blame!  They act more like children who have been caught in a lie, rather than like adults who go about changing and improving their condition and lives!!  Man can for a moment tame a few of the natural wonders and have them serve us with power, water and other conveniences, but to believe we can control the wild beast forever, is incredibly naive!  Some places seem more prone than others for disaster, but I can't think of any place on earth that is 100% free from some natural, or social disaster,,  the secret of contentment can only come from deep within!!  The idea of this group and the possibility of being sensitive to earth changes and being able to share warnings with others does bring a small sense of hope and satisfaction!
 oops,  I'll go back to lurking,, ha!!

F.B.I. and States Vastly Expand DNA Databases
Law enforcement officials are vastly expanding their collection of DNA to include millions more people who have been arrested or detained but not yet convicted. The move, intended to help solve more crimes, is raising concerns about the privacy of petty offenders and people who are presumed innocent.Until now, the federal government genetically tracked only convicts. But starting this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will join 15 states that collect DNA samples from those awaiting trial and will collect DNA from detained immigrants — the vanguard of a growing class of genetic registrants.

The F.B.I., with a DNA database of 6.7 million profiles, expects to accelerate its growth rate from 80,000 new entries a year to 1.2 million by 2012 — a 17-fold increase. F.B.I. officials say they expect DNA processing backlogs — which now stand at more than 500,000 cases — to increase.

World’s fisheries in crisis as more boats chase smaller stock
Rev 8: 9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

Nearly half the world’s fishing catch is either thrown back dead or sold without regard to whether the fish stock is endangered, according to a report released today. Every year more than 38 million tonnes of marine life is taken from the sea without having been the intended target of the fishing vessels. As the numbers of the most popular species fall, unwanted fish that used to be discarded before returning to port, traditionally referred to as bycatch, are now being taken to market. Traditional fishery management plans focus only on target species, leaving bycatch species heavily exploited and without any scientific control or monitoring

Zephaniah 1
3 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD. CLICK HERE TO READ OT ZEPHANIAH

(CNN) -- A Maryland man apparently killed his wife and three young children, then shot and killed himself at the foot of the bed where his wife and 2-year-old daughter's bodies lay, authorities said Saturday. Christopher Wood, 34, may have slashed at least some of his family members in the killings in Middletown. Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff Charles Jenkins said some of the victims had "severe lacerations and cut wounds."

"These are horrific incidents," said Jenkins, who said he couldn't remember another homicide in the past 20 years in the small town northwest of Baltimore. "No one should ever have to be exposed to this." Wood's sons were 5 and 4 years old, authorities said. His wife, Francie Billotti Wood, was 33  The boys were found in their beds in a single bedroom, the sheriff said. Authorities did not release the names of the children.

Father Kills Five Children in Third U.S. Multiple Shooting

April 6 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. father killed his five children and then shot himself after learning his wife was leaving him. The children, ranging in age from 7 to 16, may have been shot dead with a rifle by Washington state man James Harrison early on April 4, said Pierce County Sherriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer in a telephone interview. Four of the children were found in their beds in the family’s mobile home near Graham, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Tacoma. The fifth, a girl, was found in a bathroom, after what appeared to have been a struggle, Troyer said.

US gunman kills 13 at immigrant counselling centre

The small upstate New York town of Binghamton became the latest community to suffer the horror of gun rampage in America when a man yesterday killed 13 people at an immigrant counselling centre where many of his victims were studying to become US citizens.

The carnage at the American Civic Association, a language and help centre for immigrants from all over the world settled in New York state, had all the hallmarks of being premeditated. The gunman, believed to be a Vietnamese immigrant, drove his car to the back of the building and parked it tight against the rear door – preventing those inside from escaping.

PAPER: Israeli military ready to bomb Iran...
Numbers 35:19 (King James Version)
 19The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.
Jobless Rate Climbs in 46 States...
Revelation 13:17 (King James Version
 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name
California highest since '76...
..and the poor...poorer

Chavez Gift: Book that Assails USA for Exploiting Latin America

Weather Changes

Global Changes
It has been told...
Playing God?

Ruby Ridge
Which is good? Which is Evil?

Earth Is Rapidly Getting Warmer
Weather Changes
Los Angeles Police Plan to Map Muslims
One World Religion?
Millions fleeing devastating cyclone
Weather Changes
Russia sect holes up in cave to await end of world
Nobody Knows When!!!
Atlanta's losing water
..and they are not alone..
Police State or Freedom, Which comes First?

The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist attack on April 19, 1995 aimed at the U.S. government in which the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, an office complex in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was bombed. The attack claimed 168 lives and left over 800 people injured. It was the largest terrorist attack on American soil in history before the September 11 attacks. It remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

Human race will 'split into two different species'
The world is a mess"
Why are we not surprised? We are supposed to be Caretakers
'Humanity's very survival' at risk
The world is a mess"
.....and his number shall be...
...Changes in weather

Sperm donor, 72, to father his own grandchild
..and more will be coming soon...
....and his number shall be...
NASA predicted human caused coming 'ice age' in 1971
...Changes in weather
Russia gets set for 'Conception Day'
..and more will be coming soon...
McCain: Chaos and genocide if U.S. withdraws
....and his number shall be...
Now police are told they can use Taser guns on children

...and more will be coming soon...
.....and his number shall be...
Poison pyjamas add to China export scares
....very unusual....
Artificial Life Likely in 3 to 10 Years
....very unusual....
Mystery ailment kills hundreds of camels
...and more will be coming soon...
China evacuates 900,000 from eastern coast as it braces for typhoon

...Changes in weather
Clock Ticking on Las Vegas' Water Supply
...Changes in weather

18 people rescued from house without AC
.........Rescued? No Air Conditioning? What?

China threatens 'nuclear option' of dollar sales
.....and his number shall be...

Europe's Summer of Wild, Wild Weather; Fires, Droughts and Floods
..Changes in weather
New Zealand 'Vegansexuals' pledge no sex with meat-eaters
Not kidding...Only in New Zealand?
Heatwave killed 500 in Hungary in past week: official
...Changes in weather
Hezbollah: Rockets Can Reach All Israel
....Changes in weather
Microchip Implants Raise Privacy Concern
...Big Brother is Watching..and His number shall be....
No end in sight to China floods after hundreds die
..Changes in weather
..Changes in weather
Current nuclear threat worse than during Cold War: U.S. expert
.....and his number shall be...
Eating beef found to be more harmful to Earth than driving
....global changes
Human species in a race for its life...

...Changes in weather
Bottle Of Water $55 In NYC!
Why are we not surprised?
Lightning Strikes Reported by iPod Users
.....very unusual....
Historic High Temps Create Havoc
...Changes in weather
Why are we not surprised?
Pakistani Monsoon Victims Riot
...Changes in weather
Flooded-Out Texans Urged to Leave Again
...Changes in weather
NY City May Require Permit For Public Photography...
?What? Civil Liberties? Freedom of expression?
Superbug may strike 5 percent of patients
...and more will be coming soon...
PREDICTION: Cities will sizzle, Mediterranean wilt from global warming...
....global changes
100-foot deep Andes lake disappears
....global changes
Scientists discover new, potentially deadly bacteria
...and more will be coming soon...
.....and his number shall be...
The secret CCTV bunker that monitors UK
....everything you do is being watched
Ahmadinejad: Jews 'acting like beastly persons'
.....and his number shall be...
Ocean may be losing ability to absorb CO2
....global changes
Big river in Italy drying up
....global changes
Mystery honeybee killer could make dinner bland
......speaks for itself
Is Big Brother in your car?
....everything you do is being watched
....everything you do is being watched
Making a profit while helping the poor
....Sounds wrong....
MOVE OVER, LONDON; $8 To Enter Manhattan By Car; Congestion Fee
Brutal attacks on homeless on upswing across country
The poor get poorer...the dumb, dumber.
Mysterious disappearance of bees creating a buzz
It's been written in the Bible....
DISNEY opens Fairy Tale Weddings to gay couples
......speaks for itself
Chocolate Jesus exhibit canceled
Just Stupid
Ex-governor of Arizona says UFOs flew over Phoenix

No Comment
South Florida Hit by Water Restrictions;
Neighbors encouraged to rat each other out

Vanishing Bees Threaten US Crops
......speaks for itself
'Scientists tell us civilization as we know it is over'
 ..weather changes


  Bio Identification
Warmest winter on record for Shanghai
..weather changes
Minnesota Public Radio forum on global warming cancelled -- due to blizzard
...weather changes
Global warming blamed for cockroach migration
...weather changes
Tokyo had 1st winter without snow on record
....weather changes
Israel may open 'Jesus tomb' to public
...the work of Satan or archeology
Vanishing Bees; 22 States Report Insects Disappearing In Huge Numbers
......speaks for itself

Villages sealed off as H5N1 reaches Moscow
Blair pleads the case for biometric ID cards
Bio Identification
Will they be "chicken"?
CHRYSLER; Eliminates Nearly 13,000 Jobs What is wrong with this picture?

Record snow falls for date in Chicago...
Damned Global Warming
Snow Squalls Bury Upstate New York...
Damned Global Warming
The brain scan that can read people's intentions
Why does this sound scary?

New York may ban iPods while crossing street
....everything you do is being watched...Think about joining the ACLU!
Climate Changes Means Foodless, Waterless Millions
....weather changes
How wonderful is that (sarcastically)
Scientists unravel superbug that kills in 24 hours...
...and more will be coming soon...
Military Expands Domestic Surveillance
"They" are watching everywhere
Jan 2, 2007: Cherry Blossoms Bloom In Brooklyn
Changes in Weather
Pat Robertson: God told me of 'mass killing' in 2007
Prophet or Fake
North Europe to ring in New Year with ice-free Baltic Sea
Changes in  the weather
Pope: Worship God not technology
Internet is not our God
Furor in Italy over "gay nativity" in parliament
Not too good of a sign...

Study: 9 of 10 Americans have had premarital sex
Years of interviews show 95 percent of Americans have had sex before marriage, even in supposedly more chaste times.
Being a celebrity is the 'best thing in the world' say children...
Children under 10 think being a celebrity is the "very best thing in the world" but do not think quite as much of God, a survey has revealed.
Arctic may lose all summer ice by 2040
Changes in  the weather
Beijing residents warned to stay indoors as pollution worsens
We are supposed to be caretakers...
Gulf summit opens with warning of regional explosion
Why are we not surprised?
Kirk Douglas Issues Editorial on His 90th Birthday
"The world is a mess"
Hawking: Humans must colonize other planets
Only One God!
Cold set to snap city record
Climate Change
Gaia scientist Lovelock predicts planetary wipeout
It is written.....
California sea lions attack humans
Humpback whales have 'human' brain cells
Dutch bask in warmest autumn in three centuries
Climate Change
Netanyahu: Ahmadinejad is preparing another Holocaust...
There ya go....
Your favorite seafood may be in peril
It's been written in the Bible....
Nearly half of Americans uncertain God exists: poll
Speaks for itself...or ourselves depending

Global warming will devastate global economy, report warns
No Surprise here...
Black cloud threatens Egyptians' health
Dire prediction for world's coral reefs
We are Caretakers!
See a smoker in Omaha? Dial 9-1-1
I'm just sayin....
Humans living far beyond planet's means
Really? Wow what a surprise......NOT!
FDA set to allow cloned meat, milk
No Comment
By 2016, cameras on 'almost every block'
"They" are watching everywhere
“Is God Green?”
Dumb and dumber
High-tech school security is on the rise
Radio Frequency Identification
Young shoppers want to pay with chip in skin
Radio Frequency Identification
Man says he killed family; 4 kids found dead
Why? What morals have we taught?
Third death linked to tainted spinach
Plagues and Scourge
Scientists to create 'frankenbunny' in big research leap
Playing God to save their lives
Court says eavesdropping program can continue
"They" are watching everywhere
Tavern camera mandate proposed
"They" are watching everywhere
Alaskan storm cracks iceberg in Antarctica
Changes in weather
U.S. population to top 300 million this month...

Teens' T-Shirts Make Educators Squirm
Teen Morals Decline
Thousands Rally Against Pope in Mideast
Religious Wars
Paul Allen's "brain atlas" unlocking mysteries of the ultimate computer
Is it helpful or is it HAL?
NYC Mulls Ban on Trans Fats in Eateries
Are "they" telling us what to eat?
Is Germany Ready for a Gay Chancellor?
Sexual Perversion
Mysterious blob may be killing marine life
Farm finds four-legged chicken
Proposed Ordinance asks Each Household to Have a Firearm
People vs people-Divide and Conquer-Disposal of Constitutional Law
Billionaires Only Occupy Forbes 400 List
The Rich get richer, the poor, poorer
Sheep slaughtered in 'satanic' ritual
Whose religion is this?
Is RFID tracking you?
   Radio Frequency Identification
No cash? No card? Just stick in finger
   Bio Identification
Disney's Finger Scan Upgrade Raises Privacy Concerns
  Bio Identification
FBI raids offices of 6 Alaska legislators
  Questionable Dictatorial Politics
In Jesus Words Only
  A book by a NON-Paulist
Opium Harvest at Record Level in Afghanistan
 A War which will Never be Won
Bush Admits Secret CIA Prisons
  Questionable Dictatorial Politics
Wis. farm has third rare white buffalo
...of unknown importance
Radio Frequency Identification
Kissinger warns of possible "war of civilizations"
What many have said.....
Pope's speech stirs Muslim anger
Religious wars
Officials: Cleveland Man, 79, Dies From West Nile
Sean Penn: Bush Caused 'Enormous Damage to Mankind,' May Bring Fascism to U.S.
Actors with voices.
Bush to ask world to support Mideast democracy
Ever thought of asking the Mideast? Spread of one world "religion"
Boeing May Help Catch Illegal Immigrants
Technology to Spy on you too...
At U.N., Chavez Calls Bush 'The Devil'
Not all countries are Democratic
Red Cross Unprepared To Deal With Mentally Ill
...another trampled minority left to die alone..

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