Lanka took drastic steps Monday to crack down on new potential terror
threats by blocking social media and arresting more than a dozen after a series
of suicide bombings allegedly carried out by a domestic radical Islamic
group ripped through its capital on Easter Sunday.
The country’s health minister said the attacks, which killed
at least 290 and injured more than 500, were carried out by seven suicide
bombers from a local militant group named National
Thowheek Jaamath. Experts cited by The New York Times said the group promotes an Islamic
terrorist ideology. Police said 13 suspects in connection with the bombings
have been arrested.
“These attacks appear to be quite different and look as if they came right
out of the ISIS, Al Qaeda, global militant jihadist playbook, as these are
attacks fomenting religious hatred by attacking multiple churches on a high
religious holiday,” Anne Speckhard, the director of the International
Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, told the Times.
All of the bombers were Sri Lankan citizens, but authorities suspect foreign
links, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said at a news conference.
Six nearly simultaneous blasts took place in the morning at the shrine and
the Cinnamon Grand, Shangri-La and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo, as well as at
two churches outside Colombo. Two more blasts occurred a few hours later
outside Colombo — one at a guesthouse, the other near an overpass.
A government forensic
crime investigator said an analysis of the attacker’s body parts indicated
they were suicide bombers. He said a single bomber carried out most of the
attacks, with two at Colombo’s Shangri-La Hotel.
Officials on Monday said that Sri Lankan police investigating the bombings
are examining reports that intelligence agencies had warnings of possible
attacks. Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said the international agencies
warned of the attacks several times starting April 4.
Telecommunications Minister Harin Fernando tweeted, “Some intelligence
officers were aware of this incidence. Therefore there was a delay in action.
Serious action needs to be taken as to why this warning was ignored.” He
added that his father had heard of a possible attack and had warned him not to
enter popular churches.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has vowed to “vest all
necessary powers with the defense forces” to take action against those
Authorities on Monday lifted a curfew that had been imposed but kept social
media block so as to curtail the spread of false information and ease tension
in the country of more than 22 million people.
For years, they were repeatedly warned that the rampant overuse of certain
types of medications would result in the development of “super diseases” that
we would not be able to stop, and now that day has arrived. Just like
many types of bacteria, fungi have also been developing defenses against our
most effective modern medicines. One in particular, a fungus known as
Candida auris, is now a massive public health threat. An expert quoted by
the New York Times has admitted that it is “pretty much unbeatable”, it spreads very easily, and it
kills close to 50 percent of the people that it infects. In other words,
we are in the early chapters of a medical horror show of our own making, and
there is no way out.
Candida auris (or C. auris for short) spreads most easily among those with
weakened immune systems. Infants, seniors, smokers and diabetics are
among the most vulnerable.
About a year ago, a senior was admitted to a hospital in Brooklyn, and what
doctors discovered after running a blood test absolutely stunned them…
Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai
Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with
a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious.
Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus
called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and
it is quietly spreading across the globe.
The man at Mount Sinai died after 90 days in the hospital, but C. auris did
not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital
needed special cleaning equipment and had to rip out some of the ceiling and
floor tiles to eradicate it.
“Everything was positive — the walls, the bed, the doors, the
curtains, the phones, the sink, the whiteboard, the poles, the pump,”
said Dr. Scott Lorin, the hospital’s president. “The mattress, the bed
rails, the canister holes, the window shades, the ceiling, everything in the
room was positive.”
But unlike other major potential health threats, C. auris is not confined to
a particular geographic region.
According to a top official from the CDC, the fungus has quickly spread all
over the globe, and “now it is everywhere”. The following comes from Zero Hedge…
“It is a creature from the black lagoon,” said the CDC’s Dr. Tom Chiller,
who heads the fungal branch. “It bubbled up and now it is everywhere.”
In the last five years alone, it it has swept through a hospital in Spain,
hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, spread throughout India,
Pakistan and South Africa, and forced a
prestigious British medical center to close its ICU for nearly two weeks.
We do not currently have any way to defeat C. auris.
Perhaps some day we will, but for now it will always be with us. We
just need to hope that the number of people that it kills is minimized.
often multidrug-resistant, meaning that it is resistant to multiple
antifungal drugs commonly used to treat Candida infections.
difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, and it can be
misidentified in labs without specific technology. Misidentification may
lead to inappropriate management.
caused outbreaks in healthcare settings. For this reason, it is important
to quickly identify C.
auris in a hospitalized patient so that healthcare facilities
can take special precautions to stop its spread.
If you become infected, there is a really good chance that you are going to
Among one group of clinical case patients in New York, 45 percent of them died within 90 days…
The Centers for Disease Control said it “identified 51 clinical
case-patients and 61 screening case-patients” in New York alone. The
CDC reported 45% of the clinical case-patients died within 90 days.
This hushed panic is playing out in hospitals around the world. Individual
institutions and national, state and local governments have been reluctant to
publicize outbreaks of resistant infections, arguing there is no point in
scaring patients — or prospective ones.
Dr. Silke Schelenz, Royal Brompton’s infectious disease specialist, found
the lack of urgency from the government and hospital in the early stages of the
outbreak “very, very frustrating.”
So we have been left totally in the dark about a “super fungus” that could
potentially kill millions of us.
This is yet another example that shows that we are not going to be able to rely
on the authorities when things really hit the fan.
If it suits their purposes, they will keep things quiet even when people are
dropping dead all around us.
And there isn’t just one version of C. auris that the medical community has
to contend with. Apparently there are four distinct versions, and they
are all incredibly deadly.
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to know if you have been infected.
The main symptoms are a fever, aches and fatigue, and those symptoms are common
to a whole host of different illnesses.
Of course those that do not know that they have been infected also don’t
know that they are spreading it either.
The experts assure us that C. auris spreads very easily, and in heavily
congested cities there is the potential for it to start spreading like
The stage is set for a public health crisis unlike anything we have ever
seen before, and unlike other diseases, the medical community has no way to
The most dangerous volcano in Mexico just erupted 200 times in a 24 hour period, but there has been an almost total blackout about this in the U.S. media. Authorities are saying that the odds of more volcanic activity at Mt. Popocatepetl are “immediate to high”, and if a full-blown Plinian eruption were to occur it would be the worst natural disaster in the modern history of North America. Approximately 26 million people live within 60 miles of Popocatepetl’s crater, and so we are talking about the potential for death and destruction on a scale that is difficult to imagine. In ancient times, Mt. Popocatepetl buried entire Aztec cities in super-heated mud, but then it went to sleep for about 1,000 years. Unfortunately for us, it started waking up again in the 1990s, and now this is the most active that we have seen it ever since the volcano originally reawakened.
What we have witnessed over the last several days has been nothing short of
stunning. According to a British news source, a
level three yellow alert was put into effect after “200 eruptions were recorded
in just 24 hours”…
Popocatépetl volcano, just 35 miles from Mexico City and 20 miles from
Puebla sent ash and plumes of smoke more than 1.5 miles high. Mexico’s National
Centre for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) has warned people to keep away from
Popocatépetl after 200 eruptions were recorded in just 24 hours.
A level three yellow alert has been issued meaning the chance of volcanic
activity is immediate to high.
At this point a 7.5 mile “security radius” has been established around the
volcano, and if things continue to get worse authorities will be forced to
begin large scale evacuations.
Hopefully there will be enough warning before a Plinian eruption occurs,
because several towns could be completely buried by super-heated mud traveling at 60 miles
While not every Plinian-sized eruption is alike in ferocity, all the
volcanologists I spoke with provided grave details about Popo’s sure
devastation. First, you would see 1,000-degree lahars and pyroclastic
flows speeding down at 60 mph. Those flows would reach most,
if not all, of the towns in the High Risk area, which today include Santiago
Xalitzintla (population: 2,196), and San Pedro Benito Juarez (3,153), and Buenavista
No human on the entire planet can run that fast. If people are able to
get to their vehicles in time they would have a chance, but in reality the
highways would quickly become completely clogged as thousands of escaping
vehicles all converged at the same time.
Mexico City would be out of range of the tsunami of super-heated mud, but
the truth is that the volcanic ash would kill far more people. Even just
breathing in the volcanic ash could potentially
be a death sentence…
The real threat, of course, begins after the lava halts. If the wind blew in
Mexico City’s direction, a city-sized cloud of ash 20 centimeters thick would
descend upon the buildings, dismantling roadways, shutting down airports and
the Metro line. Breathing it in could kill you. And that’s
just the first day. After that, seeping ash would clog Mexico City’s drainage
lines, poisoning its water supplies, and ceasing electricity
transmission via short-circuiting. With food supplies cut off, and no
electricity, the dense metropolis would probably resemble something like the
World Trade Center the night of September 11th, except with three times as many
people attempting to flee. All under the veil of an ash-blackened sky.
Ultimately, we are talking about an event that would mean the end of the
modern nation of Mexico as we know it today, and this is the most active that
Mt. Popocatepetl has been in any of our lifetimes.
Are you starting to understand why I get so frustrated with the mainstream
media? What is happening to Mt. Popocatepetl should be front page news
all over the county, and yet the mainstream media is almost completely ignoring
Meanwhile, a volcano in Washington state is starting to vent steam and gas.
The state’s quartet of the potentially eruptive peaks are all part of the
Cascade Mountain Range, and the northernmost is Mount Baker, which is located
in Whatcom County, 31 miles east of Bellingham.
On March 4, the 10,781-foot-tall volcano began producing a number of
steam plumes known as fumaroles. The expulsions have continued
throughout the month since then and several have been highly visible
from many miles away and widely captured in photographs and cell phone videos.
Mount Baker last erupted in 1843, but in several recent publications, the
U.S. Geological Survey has maintained that Washington state’s third-highest
peak continues to present a serious threat due to the frequency of its
eruptive history and the volcano’s proximity to human population.
We are seeing a rise in seismic activity all along the Ring of Fire, and as
I have frequently warned, North America will not be immune from what is taking
The entire west coast lies directly along the Ring of Fire, and
seismologists assure us that it is just a matter of time before we witness
absolutely massive natural disasters.
And with all of the shaking that is currently going on, the truth is that time
may be running out a lot more quickly than many of us had been anticipating…
We have never seen catastrophic flooding like this, and the NOAA is now telling us that there will be more major flooding for at least two more months. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that “historic, widespread flooding” would “continue through May”. More than 90 percent of the upper Midwest and Great Plains is currently covered by an average of 10.7 inches of snow, and all of that snow is starting to melt. That means that we are going to transition from one of the worst winters in modern history to a flood season that has already taken an apocalyptic turn for farmers all across America. At this moment, millions of acres of farmland are already underwater. Thousands of farmers are not going to be able to plant crops this year, and thousands of other farmers that have been financially ruined by the floods will never return to farming again. This is already the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history, and it is going to get a whole lot worse.
I posted an article about this crisis yesterday, and I am troubled by the fact
that most Americans don’t seem to understand the gravity of what we are facing.
Millions of bushels of wheat, corn and soybeans have been destroyed by flood
waters, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of livestock have been lost, and
all of us will soon be feeling a lot more pain at the grocery store.
And this would be a complete and utter national nightmare even if the
flooding was all over, but the NOAA just told us that we should expect more
catastrophic flooding for the next two months…
In fact, the NOAA is using the words “unprecedented flood season” to
describe what is coming, and they are warning that “more than 200 million people” are at risk…
Forecasters warned the floods would likely to continue through May, and
could worsen in the coming weeks.
“This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season,
with more than 200 million people at risk,” Ed Clark, director of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Water Center
in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, said on Thursday in the agency’s spring outlook.
Of all the natural disasters that we have seen in recent years, this is the
biggest, and U.S. food production is going to be dramatically affected because
many farmers will not be able
to grow crops at all in 2019…
“The reality is this isn’t going to be over for a very long time,” Jorgenson
said. “It took years after 2011 for people to come back. For me as a farmer,
there are flooded acres here that to think that I’ll be able to plant a
crop in 45 days is just virtually impossible.”
And many farmers will never recover from this disaster at all.
According to one farmer in Iowa, somewhere
around half of the farmers in his entire county will not be able to come back
“I would say 50% of the farmers in our area will not recover from
this,” Dustin Sheldon, a farmer in southwestern Iowa’s
flood-devastated Fremont County near the swollen Missouri River, said this
I said it yesterday, and I will say it again.
This is the worst blow to U.S. agriculture that I have seen in my entire
The amount of food that has just been lost is absolutely staggering.
Due to the trade war, farmers were storing more wheat, corn and soybeans than
ever before, and now the floodwaters have destroyed much of what had been stored…
As prices plummeted last year amid the ongoing trade fight, growers,
faced with selling crops at a loss, stuffed a historic volume of grain into
winding plastic tubes and steel bins. Some cash-strapped families piled crops
inside their barns or outside on the ground.
Farmers say they are now finding storage bags torn and bins burst open,
grain washed away or contaminated. Jeff Jorgenson, a farmer and regional
director for the Iowa Soybean Association, said he has seen at least a dozen
bins that burst after grains swelled when they became wet.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, any wheat, corn or soybeans
that are contaminated by flood waters must be destroyed.
I know that I shared the following quote yesterday, but in order to give you an idea
of the scope of the losses we are looking at, I want to share it again…
As of Dec. 1, producers in states with flooding – including South Dakota,
Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois – had
6.75 billion bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat stored on their farms – 38
percent of the total U.S. supplies available at that time, according
to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.
And remember, the flooding is just getting started.
Needless to say, prices will be going way up at the grocery store, and they
will keep going up for the rest of the year.
Sadly, even after the flood waters are gone the damage that has been done to
our agricultural infrastructure will take years to repair…
As the waters began to recede in parts of Nebraska, the damage to the rural
roads, bridges and rail lines was just beginning to emerge. This infrastructure
is critical for the U.S. agricultural sector to move products from farms to
processing plants and shipping hubs.
The damage to roads means it will be harder for trucks to deliver seed to
farmers for the coming planting season, but in some areas, the flooding on
fields will render them all-but-impossible to use.
In Nebraska alone, hundreds of miles of rural roads have been completely
washed out, and farmers such as Annette Bloom are having an extremely difficult
time just getting to a main road…
“We are having to travel three miles through pasture and cropland
just to get out because our roads are gone,” she says. “And the corn
fields are going to be devastating to get in and plant and get that going,
because usually we’re planting within the next two weeks and it’s not going to
Many of America’s farmers will bravely keep going after this disaster, but
for many others a financial breaking point has arrived.
Farm bankruptcies had already surged to the highest level since the last
recession prior to all of this flooding, and now this crisis will end up
driving many of them away from the profession for good. The following
comes from NBC News…
farmers in Fremont County will probably not return to till their soil, many
farmers here said.
“Lot of folks won’t be able to continue after
this,” said Julius Schaaf, 66, who said 1,500 of his 4,000 acres were currently
In the end, it is going to be a while before we know the full extent of the
damage to America’s farms and our food supply, but all of the experts agree
that it will be unprecedented.
Food prices are already high, but the truth is that this is as low as they
are going to get. Much less food will be produced in our heartland this
year, and that will mean skyrocketing prices at our grocery stores.
And this is just one element of “the perfect storm” that is emerging. Our society is
starting to be shaken in many different ways, and 2019 is certainly shaping up
to be a very “interesting” year.
“Whoever touches a corpse, the body of a person who has died, and does not
cleanse himself, defiles Hashem‘s Mishkan; that person shall be cut off from
Yisrael. Since the water of lustration was not dashed on him, he remains unclean;
his uncleanness is still upon him.” Numbers
19:13 (The Israel Bible™)
After years of hard work and preparation, the rabbi charged with overseeing
the red heifer claims that this Biblical commandment is on the verge of
reappearing. Rabbi Azariah Ariel goes on record, explaining how the return of
this ritual of purification will, and will not, change our lives.
The Temple Institute in Jerusalem
has been working for three decades to educate the public and make practical
steps to prepare for the Third Temple. After many years of research and work,
they are close to bringing about an essential element: the Red Heifer. If they
are successful, implementing the red heifer ritual will not only have
implications for the Temple service but will also help Jews observe other
commandments in a more complete manner.
The commandment of the red
heifer is described by the sages as the most inexplicable of any in the
Torah. Yet lacking a red heifer has left all of Israel ritually impure and
unable to properly perform many other commandments. The Temple Institute in
Jerusalem has tasked Rabbi Ariel
with supervising the effort to reestablish this essential Torah commandment. As
such, Rabbi Ariel is precise in his description of the commandment including
its present-day implications.
“The Torah commands us to perform the mitzvah (Torah commandment) in order
to be in a ritually pure condition,” Rabbi Ariel explained to Breaking
Israel News. “This is necessary for us to engage in anything that is holy
or sanctified. It is important to understand that impurity is not any type of
physical dirt or something. For most ritual impurities, bathing in a mikveh
(ritual bath) is sufficient. The highest level of impurity comes from contact
with the dead and to purify this condition, the ashes of the red heifer are
required. This condition comes not only from contact with the dead but to be
under the same roof as a dead body also brings about this severe level of
ritual impurity. This can typically happen if a person is inside a hospital in
which a dead body is present. In such cases, the ashes of the red heifer are
the only method for becoming ritually pure. Lacking the ashes of the red
heifer, this condition remains forever.”
The physical requirements for a red heifer are simple yet precise. This has
led to an intense search for an exceedingly rare candidate.
“We know that there have been nine red heifers throughout history, the first
having been prepared in the times of Moses and Elazar, the son of Aaron,” Ariel
explained. “A red heifer is a female cow that is red. In the language of the
Bible, red is not exclusively what we know today as red. It also includes brown
and other similar shades of red. This excludes black. All of the hairs on its
body must be the same color.”
The rabbi described a recent case in which a calf was found to have six
white hairs near its nose which rendered it unfit.
“The animal must also be two years old. There can be no blemish, no holes in
the ear. Until that point, it is considered a calf and not a cow. At that
point, the cow can be slaughtered and prepared.”
the Temple service in its entirety is dependent on the return of the red
heifer ritual, the ashes of the red heifer are prepared outside of the Temple.
“This is not a sacrifice per se so it is burned in an area outside of the
Temple, on the Mount of Olives. The ashes are collected. A tiny bit of the
ashes are mixed with spring water and can be sprinkled on people in order to
Only a tiny bit of the ashes are required for the purification ritual so one
heifer will suffice for all of the Jews.
“If properly prepared, one heifer is sufficient to purify the entire nation.
There is no limit on how much wood can be burned with the heifer. Those ashes
are also used to purify people. A tiny amount of ash, a few milligrams, can be
mixed with a large quantity of water. In this manner, one heifer can indeed
purify the entire nation.”
“Even after the destruction of the Second Temple, ashes remained hidden away
in different places, and were used to purify the Jews,” Rabbi Ariel said.
But the return of the red heifer ritual will affect everyday life for Jews.
“The lack of ashes from the red heifer has prevented us from performing many
Torah commandments,” Ariel explained. “For example, today, when a Jew makes
bread, they separate out a small amount for the mitzvah of hafrashat challah
(separating out a quantity of dough for the priests). Today, the dough is
disposed of. This is done because of the ritual impurity of the person making
the dough and of the Kohanim (Jewish men of the priestly caste). If we can
reinstate the ritual of the red heifer, this dough can be baked and given to
the Kohanim to eat. This baked product is one of the 24 Divinely ordained gifts
designated for the kohanim. There are many commandments like this that we are
unable to perform due to the lack of the ashes of the red heifer.
“The ashes of the red heifer are not necessary exclusively for
Temple-related commandments. This will enable the complete performance of many
mitzvoth we already do today.”
Many believe that the search for the red heifer is motivated by a desire to
hasten the arrival of the Messiah but Rabbi Ariel stated emphatically that this
is not the case.
“There is a great misconception concerning the red heifer,” Rabbi Ariel
said. “Some people believe that by reinstating the ritual of the red heifer, we
will bring the Messiah or reinstate the Temple service. This is an incorrect
understanding. God does not do my bidding. We do His bidding. The Jews were
given the Torah and commanded to do the mitzvoth. It is not our intention to
bring about a divine reaction through the red heifer. Our only interest is to
perform the mitzvoth as they were given. The red heifer is a commandment so we
perform it. It will allow us to perform other mitzvoth. Other than that, there
are no expectations or additional agenda.”
Ariel told Breaking Israel News that there are two calves that may
potentially be used in for the preparation of the ashes. They are currently
being raised in an undisclosed location under special conditions. Care must be
taken that they are not scarred or blemished
and they must remain separated from bulls.
“As per the Torah requirements, it is forbidden that any yoke or burden be
placed on them. When the calves reach two years of age, they will be checked
again to ensure that the color has not changed and that they have no
“We are working on this but the most important thing we can do is to keep
their location secret. If we succeed, in two years we will be permitted to
perform more mitzvoth in the manner God commanded.”
A locust outbreak in Sudan and Eritrea is spreading rapidly along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said. Periods of rain along the Red Sea coastal plains in Eritrea and Sudan have allowed two generations of breeding since October, leading to a substantial increase in locust populations and the formation of highly mobile swarms.
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns that an
infestation of desert locusts in Sudan and Eritrea is rapidly spreading along
both sides of the Red Sea towards Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Even with all the gruesome weaponry that fallen man has created over the
years, few things are creepier or more disturbing than when the insect world
comes swarming. When God wanted to get Pharoah’s attention in the Old
Testament, He sent plagues of disgusting insects and reptilian creatures. Right
now, billions of locusts are descending on Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Kinda funny,
though, how these swarms almost always skip right over Israel, isn’t it?
“And there came out of the
smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions
of the earth have power.” Revelation 9:3 (KJV)
But in the near future, in the days after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, there will be a swarm of locusts in Israel that will come
up from the bottomless pit. The Bible says about that time “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find
it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” That will
happen during the time of Jacob’s trouble. In the meantime, enjoy this Tribulation preview of
locusts in the Middle East.
OF THE BIBLE: LOCUST SWARMS IMMINENT IN EGYPT, SAUDI ARABIA
FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: According to an agency press release, heavy rains triggered
two generations of breeding since October, leading to a substantial increase in the locust population.
“The next three months will be
critical in bringing the locust situation under control before the summer
breeding starts,” FAO’s Senior Locust Forecasting Officer Keith Cressman said.
Earlier this year, the insects evoked biblical times when they showed up at
holy sites in Mecca, covering some areas in darkness and sparking a
thunderstorm of hail and fire on social media.
“These locusts are normally present
in low numbers in the desert and don’t cause a big problem. But following a
large rainfall they can quickly multiply, eventually forming hopper bands or
swarms of adults, composed of billions of individual locusts,” Cressman told
The Media Line.
According to the FAO, locust swarms
can extend outwards several hundred square miles, containing roughly 40-80
million adult locusts in each square mile.
What makes these insects so dangerous is their threat to food security, says
“A desert locust adult can consume
its own weight (roughly 2 grams) in food in a day. The added difficulty is
they’re normally in the desert, so they’re eating the vegetation there.
“Once they get into rainfed crops on
the edge of the desert, grown by poor farmers, they’re eating an entire
livelihood, and then they move into the country and affect national food
supplies,” he emphasized.
Therefore, a swarm of about 40 million locusts eats the same amount
of food in one day as about 35,000 average people. A swarm reaching the size of
Paris would eat the same quantity of food in 24 hours as half the population of
France, according to the FAO.
“When a locust swarm lands, it can
cause crop losses of 80-100 percent,” Dr. Arianna Cease, Director of the Global
Locust Initiative at Arizona State University, told The Media Line. “This is
particularly devastating for subsistence farmers who depend on their crops to
feed their families.”
One day it will happen. Scientists assure us that one day the absolutely massive Yellowstone supervolcano will once again experience a Category 8 eruption, and if it happened today it would “literally tear the guts out of the United States of America”. That is why what has been happening at Yellowstone in recent months is so alarming. We know that the ground has been rising and that “a 465-mile-long piece of molten rock” is moving upwards directly under Yellowstone. And we also know that the major geysers at Yellowstone were more active last year than in any other year in any of our lifetimes. Are these signs that an eruption is coming? We better hope not, because as Dr. Michio Kaku recently told Fox News, there is “a sleeping Godzilla underneath Yellowstone”…
Dr Kaku told Fox News: “Forget the image of Yogi Bear representing
“We’re talking about a sleeping Godzilla underneath Yellowstone,
that if it erupts in a maximum eruption called Category 8, it can literally
tear the guts out of the United States of America.
“Instead of having 50 states of the Union, we would have 30 states
of the Union.“
We live at a time when seismic activity has been increasing all over the
world, and Yellowstone has also been exhibiting very unusual behavior.
“Unlike a meteor from outer space, where you get no warning whatsoever, we
“If you see movies like Pompeii, you know that there are days, in fact,
weeks of eruptions building up, rumbling inside, underneath the pocket of lava.
“So there would be enough time, several weeks, to begin evacuation if and
when such an unlikely event were to take place.”
But what if we have been ignoring the warnings that we have already been
For example, Steamboat geyser erupted more times in 2018 than in any other
year in history. The following comes from National Geographic…
The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reports that Steamboat has now set a
record by erupting a
whopping 32 times in 2018, a personal best for the geyser for a single
calendar year. Previously, this geyser made it as high as 29 paroxysms back in
Other nearby geysers have also been behaving fairly interestingly of late.
Ear Spring Geyser, for example, has been pretty quiet since 1957, but it
erupted spectacularly a few months back—and sprayed human garbage from the
Prior to last year, there had not been an eruption of the Steamboat geyser
for three and a half years.
In addition, the ground under Yellowstone has been steadily rising for the
last few years, and the area was hit by 121 earthquakes in the month of December
“In the area of Norris Geyser Basin, GPS data indicate a minor amount of
uplift over the past few months, with a total uplift of about 2cm during 2018,
also continuing the trend that has been ongoing since 2015.”
In the same Yellowstone update, the USGS revealed a total of 121 earthquakes
were recorded in the Yellowstone area in December 2018 alone.
It is indeed possible that when Yellowstone finally erupts that we will get
more of a warning than this.
But it is also possible that we will not.
When Yellowstone blows, life as you have known it will instantly be
over. If you are not in the immediate kill zone, you will have an
opportunity to try to survive, but it won’t be easy. One survivalist
expert suggests that everyone should “head east as fast as you can”…
He added: “Zone one, which is a radius of 100 miles, could see 70,000 people
“Zone two, which starts after 100 miles, would be covered in 10ft of
volcanic ash at 450C.
“After the second zone, your chances of surviving increase, but still head
east as fast as you can.
“Beyond zone six is where you would be the safest in the US for the short
term, but the wind will greatly determine where ash falls.”
Personally, I don’t know if that is the best approach. The roads will
be absolutely clogged, and there is no way that you are going to outrun the
volcanic ash. If you get completely buried in volcanic ash in your
vehicle, it will all be over.
Of course the truth is that if Yellowstone experiences a Category 8 eruption
most Americans will eventually die no matter what they do. The following
is an extended excerpt from one of my
Hundreds of cubic miles of ash, rock and lava would be blasted into the
atmosphere, and this would likely plunge much of the northern hemisphere into
several days of complete darkness. Virtually everything within 100 miles of
Yellowstone would be immediately killed, but a much more cruel fate would
befall those that live in major cities outside of the immediate blast zone such
as Salt Lake City and Denver.
Hot volcanic ash, rock and dust would rain down on those cities
literally for weeks. In the end, it would be extremely difficult for anyone
living in those communities to survive. In fact, it has been estimated that 90
percent of all people living within 600 miles of Yellowstone would be killed.
Experts project that such an eruption would dump a layer of volcanic ash
that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away, and approximately
two-thirds of the United States would suddenly become uninhabitable. The
volcanic ash would severely contaminate most of our water supplies, and growing
food in the middle of the country would become next to impossible.
In other words, it would be the end of our country as we know it today.
The rest of the planet, and this would especially be true for the
northern hemisphere, would experience what is known as a “nuclear winter”. An
extreme period of “global cooling” would take place, and temperatures around
the world would fall by up to 20 degrees. Crops would fail all over the planet,
and severe famine would sweep the globe.
In the end, billions could die.
Let us hope and pray that nothing like this happens any time soon.
Those of you that regularly follow my work already know that
I am far more concerned about an eruption of Mt. Rainier, and we should also
keep a very, very close eye on Mt. Fuji in Japan.
As our planet becomes increasingly unstable, there will be unprecedented
natural disasters in the years ahead, and multitudes of people will die in
Unfortunately, most of the “experts” continue to assure the public that
everything is going to be “just fine”, but meanwhile the shaking of our planet
just continues to get even worse with each passing year.
Scientists are telling us that we have entered “the sixth major extinction”
in the history of our planet. A brand new survey of 73 scientific reports
that was just released has come to the conclusion that the total number of
insects on the globe is falling by 2.5 percent per year. If we stay on
this current pace, the survey warns that there might not be “any insects at
all” by the year 2119. And since insects are absolutely critical to the
worldwide food chain, that has extremely ominous implications for all of us.
I write a lot about the inevitable collapse of our economic systems, but it
could definitely be argued that our environment is already in a very advanced
stage of “collapse”. According to this new research, insects
are going extinct at a rate that is “eight times faster than that of mammals,
birds and reptiles”…
The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a
“catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global
More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered,
the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than
that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is
falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting
they could vanish within a century.
Perhaps the entire world will come together and will stop destroying the
planet and we can reverse this trend before it is too late.
Unfortunately, you and I both know that this is extremely unlikely to
The researchers set out their conclusions in unusually forceful terms for a
peer-reviewed scientific paper: “The [insect] trends confirm that the
sixth major extinction event is profoundly impacting [on] life forms on our
“Unless we change our ways of producing food, insects as a whole will go
down the path of extinction in a few decades,” they write. “The
repercussions this will have for the planet’s ecosystems are catastrophic to
say the least.”
The clock is ticking, and time is running out for our planet.
Assuming that we could somehow keep the global insect decline from
accelerating even more, we probably only have about 100 years before they are all gone…
Chillingly, the total mass of insects is falling by 2.5 percent annually,
the review’s authors said. If the decline continues at this rate, insects could
be wiped off the face of the Earth within a century.
“It is very rapid. In 10 years you will have a quarter less, in 50
years only half left and in 100 years you will have none,” study
co-author Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, an environmental biologist at the University
of Sydney, Australia, told The Guardian.
So what would a planet without insects look like?
Well, according to Francisco Sánchez-Bayo of the University of Sydney,
millions upon millions of birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish would “starve to death”…
One of the biggest impacts of insect loss is on the many birds, reptiles,
amphibians and fish that eat insects. “If this food source is taken
away, all these animals starve to death,” he said. Such cascading
effects have already been seen in Puerto Rico, where a recent study revealed a 98% fall in
ground insects over 35 years.
And without bees and other pollinators, humans would be in a world of
hurt. You may have heard that Albert Einstein once said the following…
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man
would only have four years left to live.”
With that statement in mind, I would like for you to consider what this new
study discovered about the decline of bee colonies in the United States…
The study suggested that bee species in the UK, Denmark, and North America
have taken major hits — bumblebees, honey bees, and wild bee species are all
declining. In the US, the number of honey-bee colonies dropped from 6
million in 1947 to 2.5 million just six decades later.
We aren’t there yet, but a food chain cataclysm is literally right around
So why is all of this happening?
Modern methods of agriculture, urbanization and pesticides are some of the
factors being blamed, but the truth is that scientists don’t actually know
exactly why insects are dying off so quickly.
And none of those factors directly impact our oceans, and yet scientists
have discovered that phytoplankton is declining at an exponential rate.
As a result of that decline, seabird populations have been plummeting at a pace
that is extremely alarming. The following comes from Chris Martenson…
Fewer phytoplankton means less thiamine being produced. That means less
thiamine is available to pass up the food chain. Next thing you know, there’s
a 70% decline in seabird populations.
This is something I’ve noticed directly and commented on during my annual
pilgrimages to the northern Maine coast over the past 30 years, where seagulls
used to be extremely common and are now practically gone. Seagulls!
Next thing you know, some other major food chain will be wiped out and we’ll
get oceans full of jellyfish instead of actual fish.
A global collapse is not something that is coming in the distant future.
Scientists tell us that someday the
“Big One” will strike California and large portions of the coastline will
plunge into the ocean “almost instantly”. Could it be possible that we
are a lot closer to that day than many had anticipated? Over the past
several days, there has been a lot of shaking along the North American portion
of the Ring of Fire. In particular, during a 24 hour period over the
weekend one area of the California coastline was hit by 10 earthquakes of at
least magnitude 3.0, and this created such a stir that it made the front page
of the Drudge Report. The following comes from a
local California newspaper…
of preliminary magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.5 struck off the coast of
Northern California between Saturday and Sunday, the United States Geological
Hopefully all of this shaking will
turn out to be nothing, but many are concerned that they could potentially be
“foreshocks” of a larger event.
Once the first quake hit early on
Saturday, they just kept happening one after
The first earthquake struck early
Saturday morning at a magnitude of 4.3, while a second earthquake, of 3.2
magnitude, rumbled about 30 minutes later. Three additional earthquakes hit
between 4:30 p.m. and 5:38 p.m. Saturday in the same area, registering
magnitudes between 2.9 and 3.6, USGS reported. A 3.0-magnitude earthquake
struck that night, at 11:37 p.m.
The geological activity continued
into Sunday. USGS reported four earthquakes near Petrolia between 2:18 p.m. and
4:05 p.m. The earthquakes ranged in magnitude from 3.4 to 4.5.
Further south along the Ring of
Fire, Mexico was hit by an even larger earthquake on Friday…
A strong earthquake jolted southern
Mexico on Friday, rattling nerves and swaying tall buildings hundreds of miles
away in the capital, but there were no reports of serious damage, injuries or
The U.S. Geological Survey reported
that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6.
It was centered about 10 miles from the city of Tapachula in Chiapas state and
struck at a depth of 40 miles.
If you follow my work on a regular basis,
then you already know that I have been regularly documenting the dramatic rise
in global seismic activity.
The crust of our planet is cracked,
and we are just floating on the pieces. Now those pieces appear to be
getting increasingly unstable, and that could mean big trouble for all of us.
Since 1980, the area around the
volcano has experienced tens of thousands of small earthquakes and numerous
Most notably, as of 2004, the
volcano has been continuously erupting lava, which has created a large dome
that is still growing.
Scientists tell us that the dome is
“now taller than the Empire State building” and that it continues to grow about
five meters a day…
He added: “What is really phenomenal
is how much rock is still coming out of the ground.
“It’s now taller than the Empire
“It’s coming up at five metres a
day, more than 200 metres wide and it’s right here in our back yard.”
It is just a matter of time before
we see another eruption like the one that we witnessed back in 1980.
We live at a time when global
seismic activity is going to continue to increase, and North America is going
to get hit particularly hard because the entire west coast sits directly along
the Ring of Fire.
And if you have been a regular
reader of my work for a long time, than you already know that I am even more
concerned about Mount Rainier
than I am about Mount St. Helens. But that is a topic for another
I know that there are a lot of
people out there that plan to leave the west coast once things start getting
really crazy, but when it comes to major seismic events, you might not get any
Hopefully there will not be a major
seismic event in the U.S. in the very near future, but without a doubt global
seismic activity is on the rise, and all of this shaking on the west coast has
a lot of people very, very nervous right now.
A Democratic lawmaker in the Virginia House of Delegates proposed a
bill Tuesday that would allow abortions through the end of the third
trimester of pregnancy.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo set in motion a macabre wheel of
death when he signed in to law the New York Reproductive Health Act last
week. At the moment he did, it officially made New York state the only state in
the country to authorize the killing of a born alive baby. But what a
difference 7 days make.
“And she went, and sat her down over against him a
good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the
death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift
up her voice, and wept.” Genesis 21:16 (KJV)
Now the Democratic governors of both Virginia and Rhode
Island are saying that they will sign bills that do everything that New York’s
Act does, and then go a few, pardon the pun, baby steps further. In 2019, The
Democratic Party has rebranded itself as the ‘Merchant
of Death‘ Party by making the mind-numbing leap from abortion pre-born
babies in the womb to slicing their throats after they are born alive and
In the 1991 movie, ‘What About Bob?’, Bill Murray plays Bob
Wiley, a hilarious
multi-phobic patient of psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin, played by Richard
Dreyfuss. A highlight of the movie is the ‘death therapy’ protocol designed by
Dr. Marvin in a desperate attempt to rid himself of his patient Bob Wiley. But
there is nothing funny about using the ‘death
therapy‘ now being pushed so hard by the Democrats to rid themselves of
babies that they created but no longer want.
Northam on Abortion Bill: Infant Could Be Delivered and Then ‘Physicians
and the Mother’ Could Decide If It Lives
FROM WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
(D.) commented Wednesday about a controversial
40-week abortion bill and in so doing said the law allows an abortion
to take place after the infant’s birth.
“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The
infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant
would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and
then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam
said, alluding to the physician and mother discussing whether the born infant should
live or die.
A Democratic lawmaker in the Virginia House of
a bill Tuesday that would allow abortions through the end of the third
trimester of pregnancy. The video of Delegate Kathy Tran presenting her
bill led to an exchange where she admitted that her bill would allow for a
mother to abort her child minutes before giving birth. READ
Catholic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo Vows to Sign Bill Legalizing
Abortions Up to Birth
FROM LIFE NEWS: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing a
radical pro-abortion bill in her state while claiming to be Catholic. The
legislation, which contradicts the teachings of the Catholic Church,
would legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth. A state House
committee is expected to vote on the bill today.
Earlier this month, Raimondo promised to support the pro-abortion bill in
her State of the State address,NBC
“Let’s make this the year we codify women’s access to reproductive health
care here in Rhode Island,” Raimondo said.
The bill appears to allow restrictions for late-term
abortions, but it adds a broad “health” exception for abortions after
viability. The exception would allow women to abort unborn babies up to nine
months of pregnancy for basically any “health” reason, including “age,
economic, social and emotional factors,” a definition given by the U.S. Supreme
Court in the case Doe v. Bolton
Revelation 1:3 "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near".
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