Dated September 11, 2013
Dated September 11, 2013
In the “very interesting” category comes this prophecy by the famous Jewish Rabbi, Yitzchak Kaduri. It is said that the Lubavitcher Rebbe predicted that Rabbi Kaduri would bear witness to the coming of the Messiah. That got my attention, because quotes from the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson) comprise one of my favorite books, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth: 365 Meditations of the Rebbe. During his final years on Earth, Rabbi Kaduri’s thoughts were centered on the coming of the One who would redeem Israel. The Rabbi passed on in January of 2006….READ
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes, but the causes are still being investigated and one research said that low water levels could have been responsible.
Over 53 metric tons of rotting fish have been removed from Lake Cajititlan in western Jalisco state, the state environment department said late Sunday. Workers using shovels, a bulldozer, boats and wheel barrels removed the dead fish, which are being sent for testing. Workers wore masks to ward off the smell of rotting fish.
The small, finger-sized fish are apparently a type of chub. The cause of the die-off has not been determined; samples of the dead fish have been sent to laboratories for testing...READ
Two retirees from the Pennsylvania Department of Health say its employees were silenced on the issue of Marcellus Shale drilling.
One veteran employee says she was instructed not to return phone calls from residents who expressed health concerns about natural gas development.
“We were absolutely not allowed to talk to them,” said Tammi Stuck, who worked as a community health nurse in Fayette County for nearly 36 years.
Another retired employee, Marshall P. Deasy III, confirmed that.
Deasy, a former program specialist with the Bureau of Epidemiology, said the department also began requiring field staff to get permission to attend any meetings outside the department. This happened, he said, after an agency consultant made comments about drilling at a community meeting….READ
A natural gas well site operated by Statoil in Monroe County has been on fire since at least 9 a.m. today, and at least some nearby residents have been evacuated.
Statoil USA Onshore Properties, Inc. said in a news release that the fire at the Eisenbarth well pad in Ohio Township in that county — in eastern Ohio along the West Virginia border — is limited to the surface and is not burning in any actual wells. The wells on the site either have been, or are expected to be, hydraulically fractured, or fracked.
The company said in the news release that no one was injured, but residents close to the well site have been evacuated. It isn’t clear how many were told to leave their homes or how far the evacuation zone extends. The Monroe County sheriff’s office would not comment.
Personnel from several agencies are assisting…read
April 30, 2014, 4:59 PM | A major sinkhole in Baltimore, Md. opened up swallowing parts of a street and several cars…more
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant.
The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho’s most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983…more
Los Angeles (CNN) — Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the “blood moon” crossing the Earth’s shadow Tuesday in all its splendor.
In North and South America, where the blood moon was most prominent, observers pointed at the spectacle with binoculars, telescopes and cellphones.
Depending on time zones, it started late Monday night or in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Showers and clouds rendered it a bust in some cities, including Atlanta...more
Scientists have warned that the world’s banana crop, worth £26 billion and a crucial part of the diet of more than 400 million people, is facing “disaster” from virulent diseases immune to pesticides or other forms of control. Alarm at the most potent threat – a fungus known as Panama disease tropical race 4 (TR4) – has risen dramatically after it was announced in recent weeks that it has jumped from South-east Asia, where it has already devastated export crops, to Mozambique and Jordan...more
*Interesting as the retail price for bananas seems to have been so low the past two months..*
This video is so good, so incredibly brilliant, solid and simple, that you will want to paste it all over your Facebooks and Twitters just to piss off all the IMBECILES who still claim that the Moon landings were faked.* The reason is simple: the technology to fake it didn’t exist.
It’s a very simple argument. It’s not about showing how ignorant the hoaxers demonstrate to be with their idiotic “proofs”, which actually show they don’t know anything about physics, photography or even perspective. Or the fact that simple there’s tons of physical proof that we were there. Or the fact that the Soviet Union was monitoring it too and accepted the American victory in the Space Race…Video
A Cornell University statistician is debunking a study indirectly funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that “uses a predator-prey model of humans and nature” – with humans as “predators” and nature as “prey”- to predict the collapse of human civilization unless it reaches a “sustainable equilibrium.”…more
BERLIN (AP) — The swollen Elbe River breached another levee early Monday on its relentless march toward the North Sea, forcing German authorities to evacuate 10 villages and shut down one of the country’s main railway routes. As the surge from the Elbe pushed into rural eastern Germany, there was some relief further upstream as the river slipped back from record levels in Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt state.…more
An 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck Russia’s Far East on Friday, sending tremors that prompted evacuations as far away as Moscow, more than 4,000 miles to the west of the epicenter. The United States Geological Survey recorded the earthquake at 5:44 p.m. local time at a depth of approximately 373 miles below the Sea of Okhotsk, off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Russian news media reported that reverberations from the earthquake rattled furniture and sent books toppling off of bookshelves in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and officials initially told residents on Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands to reach higher ground in case of a tsunami. Russia’s Emergency Ministry later lifted the tsunami warning, and said in a statement that no injuries had been reported. Tremors were felt in more than a dozen regions spanning Russia; in Moscow, local law enforcement officers evacuated 850 people from two apartment buildings after residents said the buildings were shaking….more
**Does this have anything to do with the “smell” reported in Quincy?**
QUINCY (CBS) – A mystery in Quincy continues to deepen: Who is flying around the city from dusk to dawn, for the past ten days or so?
“It’s frightening, not just weird, but frightening,” said one resident of the Wollaston section.
Every night for nearly the last two weeks, residents have spotted a low-flying aircraft doing loops over the city. WBZ has learned the FAA knows what’s going on, but the agency isn’t telling….more
The third day of a brutal snap of wintry weather – in May – is shattering records in the central U.S. After the biggest snows ever observed in the month of May in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Thursday, Arkansas experienced its first May snowflakes in history today.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock broke the news about the historic flakes with a tweet noting snow and/or sleet had been reported at 3 airports in the northwest part of the state….more
Get ready for The Triumph. This powerful new documentary investigates one of the greatest mysteries in the modern world… a real-life prophecy unfolding today.
Once in a rare while, a documentary film comes along that has the power to change the world. According to early reviews, The Triumph is one of those films.
YA’AN, China (Reuters) – China’s worst earthquake in three years on Saturday killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,700, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.
The magnitude 6.6 quake hit a remote mountainous area of southwestern China’s Sichuan province at 8:02 a.m. (0002 GMT), close to where an earthquake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008….more
A driver was hospitalized Thursday after a large sinkhole opened up in the middle of the street and swallowed three cars on Chicago’s South Side, police said. One man was hospitalized as the road collapsed beneath him. Heavy rainfall forced road closures around Chicago. The injured man was driving when the road buckled and caved in at 9600 South Houston Avenue near the Chicago Skyway, Chicago Police Department spokesman Mike Sullivan told NBCChicago.com. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Sullivan said….more
A natural phenomenon has left millions of fish dead along the Lake Erie shoreline. Experts say it’s the worst fish die off they’ve seen in years and that it’s the end product of the die off that started in January. Great lakes biologist Jim Grazio says the millions of dead fish are mostly Gizzard Shad. Horseshoe Pond has seen the worst of the die off with the majority of the shore line covered in fish. The water along the Bayfront Parkway is also full of dead fish…..more
TOKYO, April 6 (RIA Novosti) – About 120 tons of radioactive water leaked from the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northern Japan, the plant’s operator said on Saturday.…more
The Japanese whaling fleet has had it’s worst ever season in the southern ocean, an anti-whaling group claims. Sea Shepherd Australia says the Japanese fleet only managed to catch 103 whales in 2012-13, less than 10 per cent of their annual quota. The Japanese Institute for Cetacean Research had intended to catch 50 humpback whales, 50 fin whales and 935 minke whales this season. Sea Shepherd Australia Captain Siddharth Chakravarty is delighted to have held back the Japanese fleet saying it has lost prestige. “It is a definitely an epic moment in Sea Shepherd’s history, however it is an even bigger one for the whales,” he said in a statement. “The whales were spared the harpoons. “Sea Shepherd Australia said with the costs of outfitting, fuelling and operating the Japanese whaling fleet rising and catches dwindling each year, it was “economic lunacy” to continue the hunt.…more
Hustlers. Cheaters. Crooks. American business has always had them, and sometimes they’ve been punished. But today, those who cheat and put the rest of us at risk are often getting off scot-free. The recent admission of Attorney General Eric Holder that systemically dangerous megabanks may escape prosecution because of their size has opened a new chapter in fraud history. If you know your company won’t be prosecuted, a perverse logic says that you should cheat and make as much money for shareholders as you can.…more
**No amount of radiation is safe. Every dose is an overdose. Nobel PL George Wald, in 1953.**
Is Fukushima Causing Health Problems In the United States? Infants are much more vulnerable to radiation than adults. And see this. However, radiation safety standards are set based on the assumption that everyone in the world is a healthy man in his 20s. Now, a medical doctor (Janette D. Sherman, M. D.) and epidemiologist (Joseph Mangano) have released a study showing a 28% increase in thyroid problems in babies born in Hawaii and America’s West Coast after the Fukushima nuclear accident. Janette Sherman, M.D. worked for the Atomic Energy Commission (forerunner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission) at the University of California in Berkeley, and for the U.S. Navy Radiation Defense Laboratory in San Francisco. She served on the EPA’s advisory board for 6 years, and has been an advisor to the National Cancer Institute on breast cancer. Dr. Sherman specializes in internal medicine and toxicology with an emphasis on chemicals and nuclear radiation....more
|Table 386. Oil Spills in U.S. Water — Number and Volume|
|[These summary statistics are based on reported discharges of oil and petroleum based products into U.S. navigable waters, including territorial waters (extending 3 to 12 miles from the coastline), tributaries, the contiguous zone, onto shoreline, or into other waters that threaten the marine environment. Spills associated with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have been excluded]|
|Spill characteristic||Number of spills|
|Size of spill (gallons):|
|..1 to 100||8,058||7,256||4,269||3,975||3,677||3,857||4,166||3,827||3,474||3,351|
|..101 to 1,000||219||216||176||169||170||166||194||168||130||123|
|..1,001 to 3,000||37||45||34||19||34||26||23||18||12||9|
|..3,001 to 5,000||12||16||2||12||2||9||6||8||8||2|
|..5,001 to 10,000||16||11||5||11||4||7||4||6||3||3|
|..10,001 to 50,000||6||14||8||6||5||5||9||2||3||4|
|..50,001 to 100,000||4||–||2||–||1||1||1||2||1||–|
|..100,001 to 1,000,000||2||1||1||–||4||1||2||1||2||–|
|..1,000,000 and over||–||–||–||–||–||1||1||–||–||–|
|..All other vessels||5,220||4,680||1,635||1,521||1,527||1,789||1,985||1,930||1,577||1,585|
|..All other nonvessels||566||436||67||56||37||264||295||333||297||312|
Source (See “Water Use & Quality”)
LITTLE ROCK / HOUSTON – Arkansas on Tuesday launched an investigation into an Exxon Mobil pipeline rupture that spilled thousands of barrels of crude oil into a housing development last week, just as forecast rain was expected to complicate the clean-up.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked Exxon to preserve all documents and information related to Friday’s spill and ongoing recovery at the site in Mayflower, Ark., about 20 miles northeast of Little Rock.
“This incident has damaged private property and Arkansas’s natural resources. Homeowners have been forced from their homes,” McDaniel said in a statement. Asking Exxon to secure the documents is the “first step in determining what happened and preserving evidence for any future litigation,” he said....more
US mortgage company Freddie Mac claims it suffered more than $3 billion in losses between 2007-2010 due to bank manipulation of Libor, a benchmark borrowing rate run by the British Banking Association. Freddie Mac is suing more than a dozen banks, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, CitiGroup, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Credit Suisse for setting the Libor low against the dollar to “both hide their institutions’ financial problems and to boost their profits,” according to the complaint. The complaint was filed March 14 in US District Court in the state of Virginia.…more
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s gone from bad to worse for some storm-weary Staten Island residents who are trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. Now, they’re coping with a sinkhole nightmare. And as CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported Tuesday, not even insurance coverage may help. On the recently renovated ground floor of Diane Spoto’s Sandy-battered home, there’s a sinkhole.…more
The landslide hit the Ledgewood Beach community, on Whidbey Island, at around 4.15am local time on Wednesday, knocking one home off its foundations and damaging a road, according to a fire chief.
Authorities rescued 12 residents from properties in the area that had been cut off when the road was damaged, Central Whidbey fire chief Ed Hartin said.…more
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said it fired into Syria on Sunday and destroyed a machinegun position in the Golan Heights from where shots had been fired at Israeli soldiers in a further spillover of the Syrian civil war along a tense front.
It was not immediately clear whether Israel held Syrian troops or rebels responsible for what a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said had been a deliberate attack on Israeli patrols in the occupied territory.
Israeli forces “destroyed a Syrian machine gun nest that fired twice in the last 24 hours on Israeli patrols operating to safeguard the border,” the spokesman, Ofir Gendelman, said on his Twitter page.
Shells have fallen several times inside Israeli-controlled territory during Syria’s civil war. Some of the incidents have drawn Israeli return fire.
Syria’s southern provinces bordering Jordan and Israel have become an increasingly significant battleground as the capital Damascus – in Syria’s south – comes into play and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces fight hard to prevent rebel advances.
The Israeli military said one of its vehicles was hit late on Saturday by shooting from across the Israeli-Syrian ceasefire line on the Golan Heights, but no one was hurt.
Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, said, “Our understanding is that it wasn’t stray fire.”...more
Following the hot-pink water coming out of taps in Jinan, China last week, the nation continues to be experiencing food discoloration of acid trip proportions. Shrimp that turns vibrant green when cooked were recently found in Shanghai.
A member of China’s Weibo microblogging service, Christy Mi Jiang was warming up some shrimp in her microwave one day. When she went to remove the crustaceans she was surprised to see that their heads had turned a deep green color.
As is the custom when you see something freaky, Christy took a photo and posted it on the social networking service right away. It garnered instant attention and went as viral as those shrimp looked….more
(CNN) — The streaking ball of fire Friday night above the East Coast did not, alas, signal the end to civilization as we know it.
Though you might get that sense from social media.
The sky lit up along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard with reports of “a thin streak of blue-greenish-white” from people like Chip Guy, who was driving in eastern Maryland when he and his family he spotted it.
“It didn’t last more than eight or nine seconds, then it disappeared,” said Guy, a spokesman for Sussex County, Delaware. “Frankly, I didn’t think too much of it.”
But his tune changed once he posted something about the presumed meteor on a local social media web page, which triggered a quick and hearty response...more
All work has been ceased at the Bayou Corne sinkhole after monitoring systems detected tremors Friday morning, officials said Friday.
According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury website, the Office of Conservation and the Assumption Parish Incident Command detected elevated subsurface activity in the area around a massive 13-acre sinkhole.
Seismic monitoring also detected water movement in the slurry as well as increased bubbling on the western side of the sinkhole.
Experts say a brine cavern drilled into the underground Napoleonville salt dome may have caused the sinkhole after it collapsed. 350 residents in a nearby town have been evacuated as a result of the slurry area.
Gov. Bobby Jindal paid his first visit to the sinkhole Wednesday to meet with residents and reiterate plans to make the cavern’s owner pay damages and offer fair buyouts to residents looking to move.
Just after 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon residents in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties say they felt multiple earthquake-like tremors that rattled their homes and offices. Absecon resident, Kay Stadlmeir, said, "I don't think it would be an earthquake, but what could it be? It's just really odd." Somers Point resident, Bob Mower, explained, "There was a rattling of my windows and I felt the house shake just a little bit - it was unusual." Stadlmeir told NBC40, "It has to be something really big to be witnessed in such a widespread area of South Jersey." The reports vary from region to region. Atlantic county emergency management officials confirmed with the U.S. Geological Survey that it was not an earthquake. The next thought was that military training or an aircraft flying by might have caused the shakes. Both the 177th Fighter Wing in Egg Harbor Township and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst confirmed none of their aircrafts were in the area at that time....(more)
A little while back, we reported on the air pollution problem over in China. This week, however, a different form of pollution has come to light. On first sight, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this for a prop from a mutant zombie movie. However what can be seen in the picture above is in fact the tap water of a residential area in Jinan, China. In total, over 500 inhabitants of the area have fallen victim to this most recent ‘pink water’ phenomenon....(more)
That Russia has previously threatened, and followed through with, sending ships to the Mediterranean is nothing new. In the past, every such episode was related to the protection of what Putin considered vital geopolitical interests in the region: whether defending the Syrian port of Tartus, various crude and natural gas pipelines in the region threatened by NATO expansion in Turkey, or offsetting heightened US presence around Gaza and Israel (and of course Iran). Which is why with the legacy conflicts in the region dormant, and the only news of any relevance being the European intervention in Cyprus against Russian oligarch interests, it is surprising we learn today that the Russian Navy will dispatch a permanent fleet of five or six combat ships to the Mediterranean Sea, with frigates and cruisers making up the core of the fleet….(more)
**Personally, I wont drink it. It’s JUST cola. Why the need to sabotage it?**
So what exactly is this magic ingredient that will be appearing in a new version of Pepsi, and how is it made? Unfortunately, those questions are hard to answer. Senomyx… refers to them only as ‘enhancers’ or ‘ingredients’… The products work by triggering receptors on the tongue and tricking your taste buds into sensing sweetness — or saltiness or coolness, in the case of the company’s other programs…
So are Senomyx’s covert ingredients safe? That, too, is anyone’s guess… many of its enhancers have ‘been granted’GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status, but all that means is that the company did its own assessment and then concluded everything was fine. We don’t know whether Senomyx did any testing since the company isn’t required to submit anything to the FDA.14
There’s no reason to think that Senomyx’s products will cause harm, but until or unless Pepsi decides to share details about how exactly it’s achieving a 60 percent reduction in sugar while keeping the taste the same, customers will be drinking their ‘scientifically advantaged’ sodas completely in the dark.”…(more)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A message from above? That’s what several South Florida residents thought after looking toward the sky on the day a new pope was named. Most saw an angel in the clouds and grabbed their cameras to document the vision. For some, it was a clear sign from heaven, maybe a message from God himself, showing his pleasure at the election of the first Latin American as the 267th successor of St. Peter. Read more:
More than 65 tonnes of dead fish washed up on Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic rowing venue after rotting plant life causes the oxygen level in the water to drop.…(more)
(WASHINGTON) — A new study looking at 11,000 years of climate temperatures shows the world in the middle of a dramatic U-turn, lurching from near-record cooling to a heat spike....(more)
The Tokyo Shimbun has discovered that workers involved with national government controlled cleanup projects resulting from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant are being ripped off by subcontractors….(more)
The world is rapidly running out of clean water. Some of the largest lakes and rivers on the globe are being depleted at a very frightening pace, and many of the most important underground aquifers
(Reuters) – Six underground storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation along the Columbia River in Washington state were recently found to be leaking radioactive waste, but there is no immediate risk to human health, state and federal officials said on Friday….(more)