Category: Signs

30,000 Quakes In 4 Months! If Antarctic Ice Shelves Start Melting Rapidly, It Will Create A Planetary Disaster Of Epic Proportions

December 18, 2020 by Michael Snyder

Under the continent of Antarctica, there is a “mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano”, and this has been melting ice plates from underneath at a staggering pace.  If that superheated rock were to move even closer to the surface, that would potentially greatly accelerate the melting of Antarctic ice, and the consequences for the entire planet would be quite dramatic.  As you will see below, if all Antarctic ice were to melt, the entire eastern seaboard of the United States would vanish.  In other words, there would be no more New York, no more Washington D.C. and no more state of Florida.

That is why what is happening in Antarctica right now is deeply alarming many experts.  According to the University of Chile, there have been over 30,000 earthquakes in Antarctica since the end of the month of August, and this is extremely unusual.

Of course the quakes are not scattered evenly throughout the continent.  In fact, the vast majority of them have been happening at a location where “several tectonic plates and microplates meet”

Scientists with the university’s National Seismological Center said the small quakes – including one stronger shake of magnitude 6 – were detected in the Bransfield Strait, a 60-mile wide (96-km) ocean channel between the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Several tectonic plates and microplates meet near the strait, leading to frequent rumbling, but the past three months have been unusual, according to the center.

Obviously something big is taking place, and we do know that the rate at which the Shetland Islands have been separating from the Antarctic peninsula has been accelerating

The shakes have become so frequent that the strait itself, once increasing in width at a rate of about 7 or 8 mm (0.30 inch) a year is now expanding 15 cm (6 inches) a year, the center said.

“It’s a 20-fold increase … which suggests that right this minute … the Shetland Islands are separating more quickly from the Antarctic peninsula,” said Sergio Barrientos, the center’s director.

The reason why what is happening in Antarctica is so important to the rest of us is because of the possibility that Antarctic ice could start melting at a much more rapid pace.

The massive ice shelves which cover the continent have been melting from underneath for quite a while, and NASA says that a “mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano” is largely responsible…

A mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano appears to be melting part of West Antarctica from beneath.

Researchers at NASA have discovered a huge upwelling of hot rock under Marie Byrd Land, which lies between the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea, is creating vast lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. The presence of a huge mantle plume could explain why the region is so unstable today, and why it collapsed so quickly at the end of the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago.

Could all of the seismic activity that has been occurring in recent months be a sign that conditions under the continent are starting to become a lot more unstable?

If so, we could potentially be facing a scenario that most of us never dreamed was possible.  According to one recent study, an acceleration of the melting process could actually destroy giant ice shelves “in minutes or hours”…

As meltwater rushes through the cracks in the Antarctic ice shelves, it can destroy the ice shelves in minutes or hours. This is amplified by the warming atmosphere, and as the warming continues, this phenomenon may happen more often than not. A study published back in August showed that at least half of the ice shelves are at risk of having this happening.

The study suggested that around 50% to 70% of the ice shelves holding Antarctic glaciers in place could become weak and even collapse with surges of meltwater. Ching-Yao Lai, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Marine Geology & Geophysics at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York and lead author of the study said, “What we find is that the amount of melting is important, but where the melting happens is also important.”

So what would happen if all of the ice in Antarctica suddenly melted?

Well, according to Geologist Ed Mathez of the American Museum of Natural History, oceans would rise approximately 70 meters all over the globe

Thank you for your question. The simple answer is no. The whole world will never be underwater. But our coastlines would be very different.

If all the ice covering Antarctica , Greenland, and in mountain glaciers around the world were to melt, sea level would rise about 70 meters (230 feet). The ocean would cover all the coastal cities. And land area would shrink significantly. But many cities, such as Denver, would survive.

And according to National Geographic, every U.S. city that sits along the east coast of the United States “would vanish, along with Florida and the Gulf Coast”…

The entire Atlantic seaboard would vanish, along with Florida and the Gulf Coast. In California, San Francisco’s hills would become a cluster of islands and the Central Valley a giant bay. The Gulf of California would stretch north past the latitude of San Diego—not that there’d be a San Diego.

Needless to say, we have a great interest in making sure that all of that ice does not melt.

Unfortunately, today Antarctica is one of the fastest warming places on Earth due to all of the heat that is being generated from below.

We live at a time when earthquakes are happening in diverse places and unusual seismic activity is occurring all over the planet on a regular basis.

Most of us assume that these seismic events are nothing to be concerned about and that life will continue as it normally does for the foreseeable future.

But what if it doesn’t?

Many believe that we are entering a time when major Earth changes will dramatically affect the entire planet, and without a doubt we are already seeing very unusual things happen all over the globe.

It is definitely not normal for there to be 30,000 earthquakes in Antarctica in a four month period, and we will continue to watch the continent very closely as we head into 2021.

Because if the ice in Antarctica starts to melt much more quickly, none of our lives will ever be the same again.

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Texas sues 4 states for ‘skewing’ 2020 election results

‘Violated statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures’

By Bob Unruh
Published December 8, 2020 at 12:

The state of Texas on Tuesday filed a lawsuit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, alleging officials in the four states are guilty of “skewing” the results of the 2020 presidential race by refusing to follow their own laws.

“Trust in the integrity of our election processes is sacrosanct and binds our citizenry and the States in this Union together, said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin destroyed that trust and compromised the security and integrity of the 2020 election.”

Paxton charged that the states “violated statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures, thereby violating the Constitution.”

“By ignoring both state and federal law, these states have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote, but of Texas and every other state that held lawful elections. Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election. We now ask that the Supreme Court step in to correct this egregious error,” he said.

Texas contends the four states “exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.”

“The battleground states flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated and counted.”

Texas argues that elections for federal office must comport with federal constitutional standards.

“For presidential elections, each state must appoint its electors to the electoral college in a manner that complies with the Constitution. The Electors Clause requirement that only state legislatures may set the rules governing the appointment of electors and elections and cannot be delegated to local officials. The majority of the rushed decisions, made by local officials, were not approved by the state legislatures, thereby circumventing the Constitution.”

Texas argues that as a dispute between states, the case qualifies for direct action by the Supreme Court.

The filing asserts the 2020 election “suffered from significant and unconstitutional irregularities in the defendant states.”

For example, officials changed election laws that can be changed only by the state legislature. And voters were not treated equally.

Other “flaws” arose from “the unconstitutional relaxation of ballot-integrity protections in those states’ election laws,” the complaint states.

“All these flaws – even the violations of state election law – violate one or more of the federal requirements for elections (i.e., equal protection, due process, and the Electors Clause) and thus arise under federal law. See Bush v Gore, 531 U.S. 98, 113 (2000) (“significant departure from the legislative scheme for appointing Presidential electors presents a federal constitutional question”) (Rehnquist, C.J., concurring). Plaintiff State respectfully submits that the foregoing types of electoral irregularities exceed the hanging-chad saga of the 2000 election in their degree of departure from both state and federal law. Moreover, these flaws cumulatively preclude knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election and threaten to cloud all future elections. Taken together, these flaws affect an outcome-determinative numbers of popular votes in a group of States that cast outcome-determinative numbers of electoral votes. This Court should grant leave to file the complaint and, ultimately, enjoin the use of unlawful election results without review and ratification by the Defendant States’ legislatures and remand to the Defendant States’ respective legislatures to appoint Presidential Electors in a manner consistent with the Electors Clause.

“Our Country stands at an important crossroads. Either the Constitution matters and must be followed, even when some officials consider it inconvenient or out of date, or it is simply a piece of parchment on display at the National Archives. We ask the Court to choose the former. Lawful elections are at the heart of our constitutional democracy. The public, and indeed the candidates themselves, have a compelling interest in ensuring that the selection of a President — any President — is legitimate. If that trust is lost, the American Experiment will founder. A dark cloud hangs over the 2020 Presidential election. Here is what we know. Using the COVID-19 pandemic as a justification, government officials in the defendant states of Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (collectively, “Defendant States”), usurped their legislatures’ authority and unconstitutionally revised their state’s election statutes. They accomplished these statutory revisions through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity. Finally, these same government officials flooded the Defendant States with millions of ballots to be sent through the mails, or placed in drop boxes, with little or no chain of custody, and, at the same time, weakened the strongest security measures protecting the integrity of the vote – signature verification and witness requirements.”

Evidence, the filing contends, is growing daily.

“This court is the only forum that can delay the deadline for the appointment of presidential electors … To safeguard public legitimacy at this unprecedented moment and restore public trust in the president election, this court should extend the December 14, 2020 deadline for Defendant States’ certification of presidential electors to allow these investigations to be completed.”

There was a “pattern” to the states’ actions.

“State officials, sometimes through pending litigation (e.g. settling ‘friendly’ suits) and sometimes unilaterally by executive fiat, announced new rules for the conduct of the 2020 election that were inconsistent with existing state statutes defining what constitutes a lawful vote.”

Votes cast illegally should be disregarded, the complaint argues.

Already, “dozens” of witnesses have testified under oath of Republican poll challengers being kicked out of vote counting, “thousands of the same ballots run multiple times through tabulators; mysterious late night dumps of thousands of ballots … illegally backdating thousands of ballots” and more.

The official outcome defies logic and statistics, Texas asserts.

“The probability of former Vice President Biden winning the popular vote in the four defendant states – Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – independently given President Trump’s early lead in those States as of 3 a.m. on November 4, 2020, is less than one in a quadrillion.

“Put simply, there is substantial reason to doubt the voting results in the defendant states.”

Like establishment media, the non-profit, independent Texas Tribune stated flatly there’s “no evidence of widespread voter fraud,” characterizing the case as futile.

“The last-minute bid, which legal experts have already characterized as a longshot, comes alongside dozens of similar attempts by President Donald Trump and his political allies. The majority of those lawsuits have already failed,” the Tribune said.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel called Paxton’s suit “a publicity stunt, not a serious legal pleading.”

Noting the Texas appeal on his Facebook page, evangelical leader Franklin Graham urged the nation to pray.

“Join me in praying that if there is fraud, it would be proven — for the good of our nation and all future elections,” he said. “Forces of evil are at work, and we know how much is at stake. Pray for God’s will to be done in the outcome of this important election. Please pray — the only hope for our country is God.”

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HIGHLY-RESPECTED ISRAELI GENERAL HIAM ESHED SAYS UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL IN TOUCH WITH ALIENS AND IS CONNECTED TO CREATION OF TRUMP’S US SPACE FORCE

If true, this would coincide with US President Donald Trump’s creation of the Space Force as the fifth branch of the US armed forces, though it is unclear how long this sort of relationship, if any, has been going on between the US and its reported extraterrestrial allies. Speaking in an interview to Yediot Aharonot, Eshed – who served as the head of Israel’s space security program for nearly 30 years and is a three-time recipient of the Israel Security Award – explained that Israel and the US have both been dealing with aliens for years. And this by no means refers to immigrants, with Eshed clarifying the existence of a “Galactic Federation.”

by Geoffrey Grider December 7, 2020

Former Israeli space security chief Hiam Eshed says aliens exist, has been in contact with Israel and the US for years, humanity not ready for what’s coming

 

Before you make up your mind as to whether or not you believe this incredible story coming from a highly-respected and decorated retired general in the Israel military, allow me to remind you of a couple of things. First, on April 28th of this year, the United States Pentagon admitted that videos of UFOs taken by Air Force pilots are indeed legit, and that the encounters they had with aliens actually took place. In July, the Pentagon went a step further and said that they have recovered ‘objects and vehicles not made on this earth’ and that there is so much activity they had to create the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force inside the Office of Naval Intelligence on August 4th, 2020. These are the facts, let’s proceed.

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:37-39 (KJB)

It was in May of 2020 that President Trump announce the creation of the US Space Force, complete with the all-seeing eye built into the logo, and everyone laughed at the perceived silliness of Trump in creating an intergalactic Space Force. Suddenly, as I am recalling the Pentagon admitting to UFOs, Trump’s Space Force is not quite so humorous anymore, is it? Ret. Israeli Gen. Haim Eshed is laughing, and he isn’t crazy, either. He is telling you the truth, and your King James Bible backs him up. You should believe what he’s saying, I do.

“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Jude 1:14,15 (KJB)

Jesus says clearly that when the time of Jacob’s trouble begins, it will be just like it was in the ‘days of Noah’, and event that was kicked-off with the one-man pretribulation rapture of Enoch. If we are where we think we are in this crazy year of 2020, then what Haim Eshed is saying makes perfect, rightly divided and dispensationally correct sense. We are living in the overlap between the end of the Church Age and the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble, with the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church on the launch pad.

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Former Israeli space security chief Haim Eshed says aliens exist, humanity not ready

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: Has the State of Israel made contact with aliens? According to retired Israeli general and current professor Haim Eshed, the answer is yes, but this has been kept a secret because “humanity isn’t ready.”

Speaking in an interview to Yediot Aharonot, Eshed – who served as the head of Israel’s space security program for nearly 30 years and is a three-time recipient of the Israel Security Award – explained that Israel and the US have both been dealing with aliens for years.

AND THIS BY NO MEANS REFERS TO IMMIGRANTS, WITH ESHED CLARIFYING THE EXISTENCE OF A “GALACTIC FEDERATION.”

The 87-year-old former space security chief gave further descriptions about exactly what sort of agreements have been made between the aliens and the US, which ostensibly have been made because they wish to research and understand “the fabric of the universe.” This cooperation includes a secret underground base on Mars, where there are American and alien representatives.

IF TRUE, THIS WOULD COINCIDE WITH US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S CREATION OF THE SPACE FORCE AS THE FIFTH BRANCH OF THE US ARMED FORCES, THOUGH IT IS UNCLEAR HOW LONG THIS SORT OF RELATIONSHIP, IF ANY, HAS BEEN GOING ON BETWEEN THE US AND ITS REPORTED EXTRATERRESTRIAL ALLIES.

But Eshed insists that Trump is aware of them, and that he was “on the verge” of disclosing their existence. However, the Galactic Federation reportedly stopped him from doing so, saying they wished to prevent mass hysteria since they felt humanity needed to “evolve and reach a stage where we will… understand what space and spaceships are,” Yediot Aharonot reported. As for why he’s chosen to reveal this information now, Eshed explained that the timing was simply due to how much the academic landscape has changed, and how respected he is in academia.

“IF I HAD COME UP WITH WHAT I’M SAYING TODAY FIVE YEARS AGO, I WOULD HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED,” HE EXPLAINED TO YEDIOT.

He added that “today, they’re already talking differently. I have nothing to lose. I’ve received my degrees and awards; I am respected in universities abroad, where the trend is also changing. Eshed provided more information in his newest book, The Universe Beyond the Horizon – conversations with Professor Haim Eshed, along with other details such as how aliens have prevented nuclear apocalypses and “when we can jump in and visit the Men in Black.” The book is available now for NIS 98.

While it is unclear if any evidence exists that could support Eshed’s claims, they did come just ahead of a recent announcement by SpaceIL, the group behind Israel’s failed attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon in 2019.

Uploaded to social media with the text “Ready to get excited again?,” the announcement contained a 15-second video of the moon with text saying “Back to the Moon,” followed by the date of December 9, 2020. It is likely that this is a follow up to the Beresheet spacecraft, which crashed after engineers lost contact with it just minutes before it was due to land. However, the follow up project, titled Beresheet 2, is expected to take three years to be ready.

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Days before Christmas, Jupiter and Saturn will look like one bright star — some believe the alignment is the same described in the Bible

It will be the first time the planets are this close since the Middle Ages

CARLOS GARCIA

A rare event in the heavens just ahead of Christmas will feature an alignment of planets that a famous astronomer believed was the phenomenon that is mentioned in the Bible when Jesus Christ was born.

The alignment of Jupiter and Saturn will appear in the skies on December 21, the winter solstice. The last time the rare alignment of the planets was this close was in 1623, nearly 400 years ago. That was only 14 years after Galileo discovered the moons of Jupiter with the invention of the telescope.

Another famous astronomer, Johannes Kepler, posited in 1614 that the alignment of the two planets might have been what was reported in the Nativity Story of Christ in the Bible. The planets aligned in 7 B.C., around the time that Christ was born.

The account in the Gospel of Matthew says that the wisemen came to Jerusalem to seek the birth of the “King of the Jews” after seeing a bright star in the sky.

…behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.

There is much debate among theologians and Christians as to whether the bright star in the sky was a natural phenomenon or a supernatural event.

Whether the star was the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn or not, the rare sight will be visible to those in the Northern Hemisphere shortly after sunset in the southwestern sky. The conjunction will dip under the horizon after a few hours.

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Fault near Portland could unleash a major earthquake

By Stephanie Pappas – Live Science Contributor 25 days ago

But the quakes recur only every few thousand years.

Portland lies near the Cascadia Subduction zone, where the Juan de Fuca plate is diving beneath the North American plate. The Gales Creek fault, which is a forearc fault between the spot where the plates meet and a chain of volcanoes that links it to the subduction zone, could rupture with a major earthquake, the new study finds.

(Image: © USGS)

A fault near Portland, Oregon, has the capacity to cause strong shaking in the region — and has done so as recently as 1,000 years ago. 

New research into the Gales Creek fault, which lies 22 miles (35 kilometers) west of Portland, reveals that earthquakes on the fault have ruptured the surface three times in the last 9,000 years. Today, the fault is capable of producing an earthquake of up to magnitude 7.1 to 7.4, which would create very strong shaking and damage property and potentially threaten lives in the Portland metro region. 

Fortunately, big quakes on the fault are rare, researchers reported Oct. 20 in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. They recur every 4,000 years or so, as a rough average, and there is no evidence that the fault is currently at high risk of rupture. However, the new findings suggest the need to study other nearby faults for signs of relatively recent earthquakes. These investigations could reveal more about the dangers these faults pose to Portland and other populated areas in Oregon.

“Many faults in the region are of interest based on their proximity to population centers,” Alison Horst, a paleoseismologist formerly at Portland State University and now at the Washington State Department of Resources, said in a statement

Signs of seismicity

Portland is in the Cascadia subduction zone, the region of the Pacific Northwest where the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate is diving beneath the North American plate. This subduction of the plates gives rise to earthquakes and volcanic activity. 

Gales Creek is considered a forearc fault, which means it is located in the region between the spot where the plates meet and the volcanic chain link to the subduction zone. It runs 45 miles (73 km) in a  northwesterly direction in a lush, forested area of the Coast Range mountains north of the Willamette River. The vegetation makes it difficult to see evidence of past earthquakes on the fault, such as the cliff-like scarps that form when Earth’s crust breaks. 

However, mapping efforts using a technology called lidar (light detection and ranging) suggested that the fault showed the fingerprints of past quakes. Lidar uses laser pulses sent from a drone or airplane to detect changes in topography, virtually erasing obstructions like vegetation. For example, the paths of some streams along the fault were offset, as if they’d been suddenly shifted to one side. 

Ancient earthquakes

To trace the history of the Gales Creek fault, Horst and her colleagues dug a set of trenches up to 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) deep, using shovels and a backhoe. Within these trenches, they could see layers of sediment deposited over many thousands of years, including streaks of dark, charcoal-rich soil left behind by long-ago floods. Broken parts of these layers showed evidence of past earthquakes. Because the charcoal is organic material, the researchers could use radiocarbon dating, which relies on the decay rate of radioactive forms of carbon, to  pinpoint when the layers had been put down. 

This geological history showed three earthquakes large enough to disturb the Earth’s surface on the fault. The oldest dated back about 8,800 years ago, the next 4,200 years ago, and the most recent approximately 1,000 years ago. This averaged out to a significant earthquake approximately every 4,000 years on the Gales Creek fault. 

Given the length of the fault, the researchers calculated that if the entire Gales Creek fault were to slip today, it could create an earthquake of between magnitude 7.1 and magnitude 7.4, depending on the depth of the earthquake’s origin. The actual risk of the entire fault rupturing in the near future is unknown, though. The most recent earthquake along a similar fault in the region was a magnitude-5.7 quake in March 1993 just south of Portland, which caused $30 million in damage, the authors wrote. 

The next step, Horst said in the statement, is to study other faults in the regions for signs of ancient earthquakes. Learning when other faults cracked could reveal connections between faults, which would further clarify the earthquake hazards around Portland. 

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UN World Food Program Warns Of “Famines Of Biblical Proportions In 2021” As Some Americans Wait 12 Hours For Food

November 16, 2020 by Michael Snyder

The UN World Food Program was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020, and the head of that agency is warning of the potential for absolutely devastating famines around the globe in 2021.  The COVID-19 lockdowns that were instituted all over the world this year created tremendous hardship in many wealthy countries, but in poorer nations the economic devastation has created alarming waves of hunger.  There was hope that things would get better when lockdowns were being lifted, but now a new round of lockdowns is being imposed, and many experts are warning about what this could mean for those living in deep poverty.

David Beasley was absolutely thrilled when his agency was given the Nobel Peace Prize, because all of the attention has given him more opportunities to ask for money.  Because without a massive influx of money, he says that we are going to see “famines of biblical proportions in 2021”

The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the U.N. agency a spotlight and megaphone to warn world leaders that next year is going to be worse than this year, and without billions of dollars “we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021.”

As I have previously explained to my readers, widespread crop failures along with the economic shutdowns brought on by COVID-19 have put a tremendous amount of stress on global food distribution systems.  Food prices are rapidly rising all over the planet, and this is hurting the people at the bottom of the economic food chain the most.

According to Beasley, many areas of the globe are potentially facing a major food crisis “in the next three to six months”

According to a joint analysis by WFP and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in October, 20 countries “are likely to face potential spikes in high acute food insecurity” in the next three to six months, “and require urgent attention.”

Of those, Yemen, South Sudan, northeastern Nigeria and Burkina Faso have some areas that “have reached a critical hunger situation following years of conflict or other shocks,” the U.N. agencies said, and any further deterioration in coming months “could lead to a risk of famine.”

Here in the United States, the good news is that nobody is facing starvation at this point.

But the bad news is that we are in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and some Americans are waiting in line for up to 12 hours for handouts.  If you don’t believe this, here is an excerpt from a news report about a food distribution event that just happened in Texas

Thousands of families lined up to receive groceries at a Texas food bank this weekend, some queuing for as long as 12 hours as the on-going coronavirus pandemic continues to inflict hunger and economic hardships on the state.

The food bank distribution event, held by North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) in Dallas on Saturday, saw 600,000 pounds of food given away – including 7,000 turkeys.

You have to be pretty desperate to be willing to wait in a line for 12 hours.

But when you are very hungry and you are very short on money, all of a sudden you will be willing to do things that you wouldn’t normally do.

For those that wouldn’t have a Thanksgiving dinner otherwise, this food distribution event was “a real big deal”

“I see blessings coming to us cause we all struggling. And I appreciate North Texas helping us out,” resident Samantha Woods said while waiting in her vehicle.

“I haven’t been working since December, can’t find a job, they cut my unemployment, it’s a real big deal,” said Cynthia Culter.

Elsewhere, millions upon millions of impoverished Americans are facing the possibility of being evicted from their homes right after the holiday season is over.

A national moratorium on evictions is scheduled to end on January 1st, and it is being reported that we could see a record number of evictions in January 2021…

An estimated 11 to 13 million renter households are at risk of eviction, according to Stout, an investment bank and global advisory firm. It predicts there could be as many as 6.4 million potential eviction filings by January 1, 2021 if the CDC moratorium is lifted.

Since the order does not cancel or freeze rent, all of the tenant’s back rent will be due come January 1. Without rent relief or an extension of the protection, many struggling renters will — again — face eviction.

I have a feeling that the moratorium may be extended, but that will just put even more financial stress on landlords.

And at some point there will be no more moratoriums, and all of that back rent will be due, and most of those households will not be able to pay it and will be evicted anyway.

Meanwhile, more Americans are losing their jobs with each passing day, and the new lockdowns that are being put in place all over the country right now will greatly accelerate that process.

No matter what happens politically, it appears that our national economic nightmare is only going to intensify in 2021, and that means that we are likely to see even more civil unrest.

Of course most people already understand what is happening to our nation, and that is why so many wealthy individuals are fleeing our core urban areas.  According to the New York Post, “far more than 300,000 New Yorkers” have moved out of the city over the past eight months…

City residents filed 295,103 change of address requests from March 1 through Oct. 31, according to data The Post obtained from the US Postal Service under a Freedom of Information Act request.

Since the data details only when 11 or more forwarding requests were made to a particular county outside NYC, the number of moves is actually higher. And a single address change could represent an entire household, which means far more than 300,000 New Yorkers fled the five boroughs.

This is already the craziest time in modern American history, and I will continue to keep my readers updated as we head into another deeply troubled year.

For a long time I have been warning that economic collapse, famine and civil unrest were coming, and now all three are all in the headlines on a continual basis.

Unfortunately, what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.  Global authorities are hoping for a “reset”, but what they are going to get is a “great meltdown” instead.

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TIME-FRAME OF MESSIAH’S ARRIVAL REVEALED IN BOOK OF DANIEL

BY RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER | NOV 11, 2020 | BIBLICAL NEWS

“From the time the regular offering is abolished, and an appalling abomination is set up—it will be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Happy the one who waits and reaches one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.” Daniel 12:11 (The Israel BibleTM)

in the countryside around Jerusalem (Shutterstock)

CONNECTING THE ELECTION TO REDEMPTION

Rabbi Isser Weisberg of Machon Mishne Torah in Lakewood, New Jersey has been making waves recently with a series of YouTube videos connecting the recent US presidential election to geula (redemption). 

Weisberg was recently interviewed by radio host Tamar Yonah from Israel News Talk Radio. In that 43-minute interview, Weisberg revealed the timeframe in which Moshiach (Messiah) will come, according to the Book of Daniel. “I don’t claim I’m a prophet. I don’t speak to God. But I did do an enormous amount of research. I’ve been studying Biblical prophecies for over 30 years,” Weisberg explained to Yonah.

One of the difficulties in understanding Biblical prophecy correctly, according to Weisberg, is that “prophets speak in metaphors,” so the literal meaning of a Biblical prophecy isn’t necessarily the truth. He further elaborated that some prophecies are ambiguous because they could unfold in various ways.

As Israel365 News reported on November 8, Weisberg has openly predicted that the election is far from over and Trump will remain in power. “It seems clear, from all the prophecies, that Donald Trump will be in the White House for another four years,” he stated. “I worked hard and I put together the puzzle. In the past, my predictions were correct. I predicted the last three elections. I’m pretty confident I got this one right too.”

Toward the end of the interview, he shared another astonishing insight, based on a rather obscure teaching from the Book of Daniel.

THE CALCULATION OF WHEN MESSIAH WILL ARRIVE

“I calculated exactly [by] when Moshiach has to come. The Time of the End was given to the prophet Daniel in the Book of Daniel several times.

“God told Daniel, ‘I’m giving you numbers, but you don’t understand what they are, and I’m not giving you the keys to decipher the code’, but He told him that, at the End of Days, before the Moshiach comes, the keys will be out there and people will be able to decipher it.

“I BELIEVE I CRACKED THE CODE,” HE SAID WITH CONFIDENCE.

From the time the regular offering is abolished, and an appalling abomination is set up—it will be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Happy the one who waits and reaches one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. Daniel 12:11-12

Weisberg explained that the “appalling abomination” spoken about in the Book of Daniel is the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which was completed in the year 692. Counting 1290 (a thousand two hundred and ninety) years from the completion of the Dome of the Rock “you get 1982 and the 1335 (one thousand three hundred and thirty-five) ends in 2027. So that’s the window (1982-2027) when the Moshiach has to come.”

Finally, Weisberg connected these two predictions – that President Trump will stay in office to finish the job he started four years ago, and Moshiach will arrive before 2027.

“Whatever has to be accomplished before Moshiach comes has to be done through President Trump. There’s no time for someone else. The deadline of 2027 is set in stone, based again on my understanding, which of course I could be wrong but it seems like I’m not. There’s no other interpretation of those prophecies,” he asserted.

The YouTube video series is called Trump and the Messiah. At press time, one 11-minute video from the series, created after the media began referring to Joe Biden as the President-Elect, called A bump in Trump’s road to victory has been viewed over 17K times.

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RABBI WHO USES BIBLE TO ACCURATELY PREDICT ELECTIONS WORLDWIDE: ‘TRUMP WILL WIN’

And if he who consecrated the land wishes to redeem it Leviticus 27:19 (The Israel BibleTM)

From left to right: President Donald Trump. Torah (Shutterstock)

Rabbi Meir Turnheim, an ultra-orthodox Jew from the Chabad movement who lives in Israel, has accurately predicted the results of political elections both in Israel and around the world with pinpoint accuracy. His more noteworthy predictions include Trump’s 2016 victory despite the polls and Netanyahu’s unexpected win in 2015. More recently, as he predicted that Netanyahu will win Israel’s elections in March reports YWN.

‘TRUMP WILL BE REELECTED’

Rabbi Turnheim, who has accurately predicted the outcome of every Israeli election since 1996, bases his predictions on a complex method of isolating letters from one Bible passage whose reading falls on the anniversary of the week of the elections in the portion read on the day of the elections.

Regarding the upcoming U.S. election, Rabbi Turnheim’s decisive answer is that Trump will be reelected B’Chadrei Chareidim reported.

TRUMP’S VICTORY APPEARS IN GENESIS 18

Rav Turnheim’s made a name for himself after successfully predicting Trump’s unexpected victory in 2016. In fact, journalists and politicians turn to him in the run up to elections to hear his predictions. Usually, Rabbi Turnheim reveals his predictions shortly before elections but this time, he decided to share them well in advance. That’s because he sees Trump as a President who protects the nation of Israel in the land of Israel, who fights against terror and nations that are hostile to Israel. The rabbi also sees him as a messenger who is fulfilling the prophecy of the Bible.

Rabbi Turnheim says that Trump’s victory appears in Genesis 18:1–22:24 in Chapter 19 in the passages 1, 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, and 20. The words that are written in this chapter are as follows:

טראמפ יעלה וינצח – Trump will arise and be victorious.


(טראמפ יעלה וינצח (פעם שניה בפסוק הבא – (The same words appear in the next passuk.)
דונלד טראמפ ינצח/טראמפ ינצח את גו ביידן – Donald Trump will be victorious/ Trump will win Joe Biden.


טראמפ ינצח את ביידן – Trump will win Biden.


טראמפ ינצח ויהיה נשיא ארהב – Trump will win and be the President of the United States.
(טראמפ ינצח ויהיה נשיא ארהב (פעם שניה בפסוק הבא – (The same words appear in the next passuk)
דולנד טראמפ ינצח את גו ביידן ויהיה נשיא – Donald Trump will win Joe Biden and will be the President.
טראמפ הוא המנצח. הוא יהיה הנשיא – Trump is the winner. He will be the President.

 

NOT THE ONLY RABBI

The rabbi started his unique pastime after arriving at the conclusion that everything that happens in the world is inside the Torah. Therefore, a topic as important as the Israeli and international elections can also be found in the Torah.

He’s not the only rabbi who uses the Torah to predict elections. In October, Israel365 News reported that Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, a Bible codes expert, also predicted a win for Trump in November.

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China has only about one year of reserve food as crops fail and disease sweeps herds

By Jared Harris, The Western Journal
Published October 26, 2020 at 9:03am

With the disruption of the global food supply chain due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, many nations are in the position of having to feed their own populations without the luxury of worldwide supply routes.

The United Nations estimates that food insecurity in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean already is affecting nearly 700 million people.

Considering the mounting issues in the People’s Republic of China, that number could grow if things continue to go wrong for the communist powerhouse.

China’s impending shortage comes after several devastating blows to the country’s agricultural industry.

The Asian giant has been hit hard by flooded corn crops and the African swine fever, according to The Washington Post. But fresh foods of all kinds are in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic and flooding. Eggs, seafood and leafy green vegetables are among the foods affected by supply problems.

Swine fever, harmless to humans but fatal to pigs, forced farmers and governments to begin mass culls. The impact of the disease was immediately felt in China, where pork is one of the most popular meats.

Demand only grew as the hog supply in the country withered by more than 40 percent throughout most of 2019, according to the South China Morning Post. That sent prices skyrocketing, and soon, people were forced to turn to alternatives as pig farmers failed to keep up with consumers.

The popularity of dog meat, which is inexpensive and doesn’t carry the same cultural taboos in China as it does in the West, soared as restaurants and markets began offering more of the cuts.

Being priced out of pork isn’t the only issue the Chinese consumer is facing.

Historically devastating floods are still sweeping the country, damaging crops and infrastructure. According to CNN, the deluge has affected at least 13 million acres of farmland.

The destruction isn’t only affecting staples such as rice and wheat, but also corn and soybeans grown as livestock feed.

Although Beijing tried to reassure the Chinese people of the government’s ability to handle the crisis, the attempt inadvertently revealed how much the country is holding in its food reserves.

According to Global Times, an English-language mouthpiece for the regime owned by the Chinese Communist Party, the country has only about a year’s worth of China’s two main grains, rice and wheat, in reserve.

“The current stock exceeds one year’s annual output,” the outlet reported, which suggests the government has more than one year’s worth of food reserves, but not much more.

And while this might alleviate a short-term issue, it’s foreboding for the long term of China’s gargantuan population.

A trade war with the United States already disrupted the country’s food imports, forcing China to repeal tariffs on American foodstuffs.

For China, a country with several living generations who have memories of famine and starvation, food security is one of the most important issues for the government to handle.

If the ruling communist party can’t get a grip on the food situation in China, expensive pork will be the least of leaders’ worries.

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“Plan for the worst”: Law enforcement authorities all over America are bracing for massive election riots

October 20, 2020 by Michael Snyder

The fact that law enforcement officials across the nation are expecting widespread violence following the election should chill every American to the core.  As I keep repeating over and over, violence is not going to solve anything, but much of the population is not listening to voices such as mine anymore.  As you will see below, authorities have decided to “plan for the worst” because everyone can see what is potentially coming.  But if we can’t hold a presidential election without violence at this point, how much longer can our system possibly last?  No matter who ends up winning, I think that the election of 2020 will tell us a lot about how far America has already fallen. Thankfully, officials in most major cities do not have their heads stuck in the sand and have been preparing for massive riots following the election.  In New York, the NYPD is literally “training every day” to deal with the riots and protests that they are anticipating…

The NYPD is training every day and deploying hundreds of extra cops as it braces for Election Day and its aftermath, amid fears riots and protests could break out after the results are announced.

In Los Angeles, officers are being told that “they may need to reschedule” their vacations so that they will be available for whatever may happen…

LAPD sent an internal memo to its officers last week that said they may need to reschedule any vacations around election day as the agency prepares for possible protests or other unrest, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In so many instances, law enforcement agencies are pointing to the riots that erupted in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd as the type of scenario that they want to be prepared for this time around.

Even down in Texas, authorities in multiple cities are admitting that “they are planning for potential unrest around the Nov. 3 election”

Agencies in at least four major cities — Austin, El Paso, San Antonio and Fort Worth — confirmed they are planning for potential unrest around the Nov. 3 election. Officials in other Texas cities declined to say whether they’re doing the same.

The intent of such preparations, said Tara Long, an Austin Police Department spokesperson, “is to ensure the safety of the community while protecting the rights of people to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights.”

Of course in some cities the violent protests never seem to end.

Four years ago, chaos erupted in Portland when Donald Trump won the election, and the city has been wracked by civil unrest ever since then

Portland Police say they are preparing for possible unrest on election night after they saw saw riots after the 2016 presidential election.

It was just the beginning of what would be four years of unrest, protests and riots. Now, the 2020 election is just three weeks away and local police is preparing for the possibility of continued unrest.

Over in Minneapolis, shell-shocked officials continue to deal with an unprecedented wave of crime and violence, and the spokesman for the police told the press that their approach for this upcoming election is to “plan for the worst”

In Minneapolis, where the protests after George Floyd’s murder raged for weeks, similar preparations are being made. “We are aware that this may be a flashpoint and have made appropriate plans,” Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder. “Remember: Plan for the worst and hope for the best.”

I think that is a good word for all of us.

We can continue to hope that peace will prevail, but if you aren’t planning for the worst you are definitely making a big mistake.

At this point, even the Justice Department is “bracing for possible civil unrest”.  The following comes from the Washington Post

Bracing for possible civil unrest on Election Day, the Justice Department is planning to station officials in a command center at FBI headquarters to coordinate the federal response to any disturbances or other problems with voting that may arise across the country, officials familiar with the matter said.

Though the Justice Department monitors elections every year to ensure voters can cast their ballots, officials’ concerns are more acute this year that toxic politics, combined with the potential uncertainty surrounding vote tallies, could lead to violent demonstrations or clashes between opposing factions, those familiar with the matter said.

Personally, I sincerely hope that authorities will be successful in minimizing unrest as much as possible.

Any sort of political violence should break all of our hearts, because that should never happen in this country.

Unfortunately, an increasing number of Americans are convinced that things in this nation will soon take a very chaotic turn.  In fact, one recent poll found that 61 percent of Americans believe that we are heading toward another civil war…

The poll, which included results from the “Back-to-Normal Barometer” survey, was conducted by three firms: Engagious, Sports and Leisure Research Group and ROKK Solutions. The poll results showed that over 61 percent of survey takers believe America is nearing a second civil war, with 41 percent who “strongly agree” with that assessment.

Those numbers are truly shocking, and they are consistent with other surveys that I have seen.

Anger and hatred have been building up in our country for years, and it appears that we are about to reach a crescendo. I will continue to speak out against rioting, looting and all forms of political violence, and many other influential voices are doing so as well.

But there are also so many voices throughout our society that are just stirring up more anger and more hatred with each passing day.

So I would encourage all of you to “plan for the worst” for the months ahead.  It looks like it is going to be a very pivotal time in our history, and the more bitterly the election results are contested the worse the chaos is likely to be.

And when a winner is finally declared, many on the losing side will inevitably feel like the election was stolen from them.

There is still time to avoid a worst case scenario, but right now it is difficult to imagine how all of this is going to end well.

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