Thursday, October 8, 2015

Day 2 Solar Assault Continues

Brace for severe weather, significant geological events next 7-10 days.

China, Brazil Dump US Debt

China, Brazil Dump US Debt In Latest Signal Of Global Emerging Market Slowdown
By Angelo Young @angeloyoung_ on October 07 2015 11:15 AM EDT

The foreign feast on U.S. debt is over. For years, the central banks of emerging market countries have devoured U.S. debt in order to bolster their foreign currency reserves. The trend intensified amid booming trade surpluses fueled largely by the sale of commodities, from soybeans to crude. Now, amid a global economic slowdown spurred by China, large purchasers of U.S. Treasury bonds -- including China, Russia and Brazil -- are dumping U.S. debt at a rapid pace to increase government revenue.

The recent sell-off is the biggest decline in foreign official demand for U.S. notes and bonds since records began in 1978. Deutsche Bank Securities says foreign central banks have sold in the 12 months ended July $123 billion in U.S. Treasury debt maturing within a year. That's compared with a peak of $230 billion in purchases of U.S. debt in the year ended January 2013.

As major holders of U.S. debt unload bonds, the Wall Street Journal reported there’s still plenty of demand from foreign and U.S. companies that are buying U.S. debt to shore up their safe-harbor investments amid a global economic downturn. As a result, U.S. Treasury bond yields are likely to remain low because central banks are finding plenty of private buyers. Bond yields increase when demand for bonds falls; so far there are plenty of buyers of U.S. debt to keep rates low.

“U.S. bond yields are not going to rise significantly unless we have much stronger growth and higher inflation,” Michael Pettis, professor of finance at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing, told the Journal, addressing concerns that China would disrupt global markets by selling too much of its U.S. debt.

The benchmark 10-year U.S. T-bill is hovering around 2 percent this week, down from around 3 percent in 2013. That's well below the 4 to 5 percent yields before the global economic downturn in 2009.

NATO chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey


NATO said it was prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets bombing Syria and Britain scolded Moscow for escalating a civil war that has already killed 250,000 people.
Officials at the U.S.-led alliance are still smarting from Russia's weekend incursions into Turkey's airspace near northern Syria and NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels with the agenda likely to be dominated by the Syria crisis.

"NATO is ready and able to defend all allies, including Turkey against any threats," NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters as he arrived for the meeting.
"NATO has already responded by increasing our capacity, our ability, our preparedness to deploy forces including to the south, including in Turkey," he said, noting that Russia's air and cruise missile strikes were "reasons for concern".
As Russian and U.S. planes fly combat missions over the same country for the first time since World War Two, NATO is eager to avoid any international escalation of the Syrian conflict that has unexpectedly turned the alliance's attention away from Ukraine following Russia's annexation of Crimea last year.
The incursions of two Russian fighters in Turkish airspace on Saturday and Sunday has brought the Syria conflict right up to NATO's borders, testing the alliance's ability to deter a newly assertive Russia without seeking direct confrontation.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK07
Serial Number: 100
Issue Time: 2015 Oct 07 1909 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7
Threshold Reached: 2015 Oct 07 1909 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1800-2100 UTC

Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G3 - Strong

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices.
Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur.

Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent.

Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06
Serial Number: 377
Issue Time: 2015 Oct 07 1852 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2015 Oct 07 1850 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1800-2100 UTC

Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.

Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

EXTENDED WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06
Serial Number: 303
Issue Time: 2015 Oct 07 0908 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected
Extension to Serial Number: 302
Valid From: 2015 Oct 07 0510 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2015 Oct 07 1400 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.

Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Sunday Evening, September 27 thru Monday Evening, October 5

Joseph Farah, WND

So, as we approach Sukkot, the Hebrew word for Tabernacles, let’s take a look at what His Word tells us.

Zechariah 14:16-19: “And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

“And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

“And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

“This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.”

Looks like everyone on earth will be expected to observe the Feast of Tabernacles in the Kingdom.

That begs the question: If the feasts were for Moses and the prophets and for Jesus and His disciples, and they will once again be for all nations and all people in the Kingdom to come, why are they not for His disciples today?

I’m sure I’ll get a lot of explanations from readers.

I always do.

And I’m always willing to listen to them.

But it’s a question worth asking. I don’t think most Christians ever earnestly ask themselves and seek answers from His Word rather than from their teachers.

As I read the gospels, I see Jesus emphasizing one point over and over again. It’s the message He gave repeatedly to the Pharisees of old: “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

What was He saying? He was telling them to get back to Scripture only – the divinely delivered Word of God. These were the “heavy burdens” that were laid by men on other men’s shoulders, not the eternal teachings of God.

Pray about that through Sukkot this year, which begins at sundown Sunday, Sept. 27, and lasts eight days. Learn about it, if you are so inspired. Take it to the Lord in prayer and humility.

If you want to learn more about it, I can recommend no better exposition on all the feasts than those offered by Mark Biltz, better known as “the Blood Moons guy.”

And don’t forget next Sunday evening begins another “appointed time” – one filled with extraordinary prophetic promise – the Feast of Trumpets. It is preceded Sept. 13 by the Hebrew date Elul 29 – the end of the Shemitah year. If you want to learn about the significance of that date, I can recommend no better teaching than those offered by Jonathan Cahn.

Shabot Shalom.

Magnitude 2.7 Earthquake Shelbyville, Kentucky

M2.7 - 9km NNW of Shelbyville, Kentucky


  1. 2015-10-06 02:52:13 (UTC)
  2. 2015-10-05 22:52:13 (UTC-04:00) in your timezone
  3. Times in other timezones

Nearby Cities

  1. 9km (6mi) NNW of Shelbyville, Kentucky
  2. 28km (17mi) ENE of Jeffersontown, Kentucky
  3. 30km (19mi) E of Lyndon, Kentucky
  4. 32km (20mi) ENE of Fern Creek, Kentucky
  5. 35km (22mi) WNW of Frankfort, Kentucky

South Carolina’s catastrophic 1,000-year rainfall event

The meteorology behind South Carolina’s catastrophic, 1,000-year rainfall event

The rains are tapering off in South Carolina after a disastrous weekend that brought over two feet of rain and catastrophic flooding. Dams have been breached, rivers are at record flood stage, homes and cars are filled with water and multiple people have been reported dead in the disaster.

Authorities in South Carolina on Monday urged people to stay home if it was safe to do so, saying that flooding was expected to continue in more than half the state for several days. On Sunday, authorities responded to hundreds of reports of trees in roadways and hundreds of reports of flooded roads. Tens of thousands of sandbags were used by state and local agencies, while a stretch of Interstate 95 was shut down and traffic rerouted. Overnight, several cities and counties declared curfews, while others have declared states of emergency.

According to statistics compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, South Carolina’s torrential weekend rain has well surpassed a 1,000-year rainfall event — one that, on average, we would expect to see about every 1,000 years. A three-day, 1,000-year rainfall event for Charleston County would have been 17.1 inches. A four-day, 1,000-year event would have been 17.5 inches. Boones Farm Plantation, just north of Mount Pleasant, in Charleston County, reported more than 24 inches of rain through Sunday morning, which essentially blows NOAA’s 1,000-year events scale out of the water  

Monday, October 5, 2015

Magnitude 2.0 Earthquake - GEORGIA, USA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 2.0
4 Oct 2015 03:22:17 UTC
3 Oct 2015 23:22:18 near epicenter
3 Oct 2015 22:22:17 standard time in your timezone
Location 33.221N 83.315W
Depth 4 km
13 km (8 mi) SSE of Eatonton, Georgia
17 km (10 mi) NNW of Milledgeville, Georgia
51 km (31 mi) NE of Macon, Georgia
65 km (40 mi) SE of Covington, Georgia
115 km (71 mi) ESE of Atlanta, Georgia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.6 km; Vertical 2.5 km
Parameters Nph = 11; Dmin = 25.8 km; Rmss = 0.17 seconds; Gp = 83°
Version = 8
Event ID se 60013508 ***This event supersedes event US10003ka2.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Southeast US Seismic Network
U.S. Geological Survey
University of Memphis

Friday, October 2, 2015

Vatican and Palestinian Fly Flags at U.N.

Vatican, in Switch, Will Join Palestine in Flying Flag at U.N.

Palestinian, Vatican Flags To Fly At UN

"...The Holy See flag will be raised on Friday morning, when the pope addresses the General Assembly. There will be no ceremony, the archbishop said.

The Palestinians are planning a ceremony at the rose garden of the United Nations compound on Sept. 30, when their president, Mahmoud Abbas, is scheduled to address the delegates. The pope’s envoy will be among those attending the ceremony, as will the president of the General Assembly."

Russian Church Declares Holy War in Syria

Russian church’s declaration of holy war in Syria sparks calls for jihad

The statements made by the Russian Orthodox Church describing the war being fought by the Russian army in Syria and its role in protecting the Christians in the region as a “holy war” has sparked a wave of angry Arab responses and statements on social networking sites. Such statements have reached the point of declaring a jihad in response to the Russian statement.
Others have predicted the nearness of the Dabiq battle (the Apocalypse), which indicates the end of time.

Church’s blessing for war

The Russian Orthodox Church’s public affairs department quoted the Church’s Patriarch Kirill blessing the Russian forces’ fight in Syria, saying: “Russia took a responsible decision to use military forces to protect the Syrian people from the woes brought on by the tyranny of terrorists,” adding that the “Orthodox people have noticed many acts of violence against Christians in the area.”
Russia Today quoted the head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department, Vsevolod Chaplin, saying: “The active position of our country has always been connected with protection of the weak and oppressed, like the Middle East Christians who are now experiencing a real genocide. Any fight against terrorism is moral; we can even call it a holy fight.”

Annihilation of Syrian Muslims

On his part, Syrian journalist Faisal Al-Qassem criticised the military operations carried out of the Russian Air Force in Syria, accusing them of “annihilating Syrian Muslims” referring to the Russian Orthodox Church’s description of this as “a holy war”.
In his post on Facebook, Al-Qassem said: “A few days ago, the Russian president opened the largest mosque in Moscow, then he sent his planes to Syrian to annihilate the Syrian Muslims under the pretext of the Russian church leaders describing this as a holy war.”

Calls for jihad

Activist, Khaled Hamdi, tweeted: “The Russians are burning our Syria, the Jews are desecrating our Jerusalem, the Majoos (fire worshippers) are emptying our Iraq of Sunni Muslims, and our leaders are killing our free youth.”
“Our world is on the verge of exploding in anger and jihad. The toughest fighters are those who have nothing to lose, and our youth are so.”
He added: “Jerusalem is besieged, blood is being shed in Egypt, Syria and Iraq, justice in our countries is a thing of the past, and our youth are longing for jihad. Beware to the secular Russians from our Muslim youth who long to fight them and beware of the Zionists from the jihad that is coming; a jihad that their allies prevented us from carrying out. It seems that Syria will be the meeting point and from there we will return to Jerusalem.”

X-ray Event exceeded M5

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5
Serial Number: 142
Issue Time: 2015 Oct 02 0040 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2015 Oct 02 0012 UTC
Maximum Time: 2015 Oct 02 0013 UTC
End Time: 2015 Oct 02 0038 UTC
X-ray Class: M5.5
Optical Class: sf
Location: S19W65
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.
Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rick Warren Joins Rome In The Name of the Family

Evangelical Pastor Rick Warren Speaks at Catholics' World Meeting of Families

Pastor Rick Warren of California's Saddleback Church gave the final keynote address of the World Meeting of Families conference, sharing the stage with Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, in Philadelphia on Friday, the day before Pope Francis arrives in the city.

"Thank you for caring about the family," warren told the crowd as he began his address on the concluding day of the conference, and quoted Pope Francis as saying that the family is under threat, according to National Catholic Register.

..."It's important that Rick Warren is here," O'Malley was quoted as saying. "This is a witness of unity that's important in today's world, as we strive to proclaim the gospel of life: the need to protect every human being from the first moment of conception until natural death, to defend the family as a sanctuary of life, and family as a sacred calling described on the first pages of the Bible as a man who leaves his mother and father to be joined in one flesh to his wife. It's a great consolation to share this stage with a fellow Christian who is truly committed to preaching the Gospel. We are truly blessed by his presence and his friendship."

The family conference seeks to add depth of meaning to the Catholic understanding of families.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Behold The Storm of the Lord!

Jeremiah 30 English Standard Version (ESV)

Behold the storm of the Lord!
    Wrath has gone forth,
a whirling tempest;
    it will burst upon the head of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back
    until he has executed and accomplished
    the intentions of his mind.
In the latter days you will understand this.

UPDATE October 6, 2015:

Hurricane Joaquin reached hurricane status on September 30, 2015.

Joaquin is rooted in Hebrew, meaning "lifted by Yahweh."

See also:

South Carolina’s catastrophic 1,000-year rainfall event

Russia, Iran Seen Coordinating on Defense of Assad Regime in Syria

U.S., regional officials say military buildup in coastal base aimed at safeguarding regime’s stronghold
Moving Towards Ezekiel 38-39
“Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:”
Ezekiel 38:2-5
” Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. ”
Ezekiel 38:7
ITD Editor's Note about the words: Gog, Magog, Syria, Persia, Hezbollah and Hamas

 Many Bible teachers believe that Gog is the leader of the Russia alliance in the latter days.
 These teachers also believe that Magog, the descendant of Japheth, is identified as the Russian coalition in the latter days.
 Persia in concert with Adolf Hitler, changed its name to Iran (Aryan Land) in May of 1935.
 Iran, is calling for the destruction of the Jewish people worldwide.
 Syria is aligned with Iran.
 Hezbollah, the militant Shiite Islamist group, is the military arm of Iran in Lebanon.
 Hamas, the militant Sunni Islamist group, is a military arm of ISIS in Gaza.
 ISIS, the militant Sunni Islamist group, is warring with Syria, a Shiite controlled country. It is also committed to the destruction of Israel and all western culture.
 Islam, is divided into two warring factions, the Sunni’s and the Shiite.
 However, both warring groups have the USA and Israel as their common enemies.
 Gog (believed to be the chief prince of Russia) is being a guard (protector) of all of these groups.
 Iran, is leading the Shiite’s and believes it will be used of Allah to bring their messiah, The Twelfth Imam. The One who is to succeed Muhammad as leader of Shiite Islam and rule over the world.

Russia and Iran have stepped up coordination inside Syria as they move to safeguard President Bashar al-Assad’s control over his coastal stronghold, according to officials in the U.S. and Middle East, creating a new complication for Washington’s diplomatic goals.
Senior Russian and Iranian diplomats, generals and strategists have held a string of high-level talks in Moscow in recent months to discuss Mr. Assad’s defense and the Kremlin’s military buildup in Syria, according to these officials.
The buildup is continuing: On Monday, U.S. defense officials said Russian surveillance drones have started flying missions over Syria, and Moscow has sent two dozen more fighter jets to Syria.
Much of the activity from both sides in recent months has been concentrated in the coastal region of Latakia, the base of Mr. Assad’s family and his Alawite sect, which has come under pressure from rebel forces to the north, threatening to cut it off from the capital Damascus.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

False prophet? Why Pope Francis has disappointed many Roman Catholics

Editor's note: 

It is disturbing that some Evangelicals can't see the pope's agenda while some Catholics can...

False prophet? Why Pope Francis has disappointed many Roman Catholics

...The pope has seriously disappointed those who believe the Roman Catholic Church preserves and teaches the Truth. The Truth is Christ risen and unity with Him. It is not a debate about the minimum wage or air conditioning.

Pope Francis is popular on the world stage, and the crowds love him. But if he fails in his basic duties as the pope, if his concern is more for secular than sacred, if he aids the political agenda of the atheistic left, he is a false prophet leading his flock to a dangerous place, where there is more central planning and less personal liberty.

Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. 

Pope Honors Islam, Says Jesus and The Cross A Failure

Pope tearing down Christianity in bid for One World Religion


The US visit of the first Jesuit Pope in history concluded with a speech in Philadelphia’s Independance Mall for a crowd of an estimated 50,000 at the “World Meeting of Families.” He pushed for globalization and his usual immigration agenda, preaching for immigrants’ religious freedoms in the prescence of many celebrities which arrived from all over America. This after receiving an unusual blessing from Madonna during her concert in Philadelphia two days earlier, which featured lots of religious imagery including crosses used improperly, and fake nuns.

The closing event for Pope Francis followed his Mass in “Francisville,” which the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia renamed the city during mass, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul. It was quite boring compared to his appearance in New York at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan for the evening prayer, where he delivered pretty shocking words, stating with no shame to his flock that: “We need to remember that we are followers of Jesus Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross.”

These words have of course outraged most true Christians around the world who cannot imagine Christianity without the value of the cross, which symbolizes the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus for mankind. It’s impossible for a Christian of any denomination to imagine the very essence of their faith being discussed in this way, let alone by the Pope. The fact that blood was shed on the cross by Jesus for the ultimate self-sacrifice that could help rid mankind of all sins is one of those essentials of the Faith that should never be questioned.

The mainstream media persists with their undying affection for Pope Francis, never commenting on this outrageous statement.

So why is the Jesuit Pope putting the sacrifice of the cross into question? The answer is to gradually prepare us for “One World Religion,” where no symbol will prevail over the other in the name of ecumenism. For this reason, the disgraceful use of the cross by people like Madonna is not only tolerated, but encouraged in their mission to destroy Christianity’s symbols.

The New World Order destroyed the sacrality of the Petrine Ministry when they forced Joseph Ratzinger to resign back in 2013 under the priority of constructing and promoting with Pope Francis a “One World Religion.” The interfaith ceremony on the 25th of September 2015, at the “Ground Zero Memorial,” was concocted by James Massa, a Brooklyn bishop who has been a national Catholic leader on interfaith work. A truly staged event, Pope Francis surrounded himself with supposed leaders of other faiths, that in reality seemed to the expert eye, more like well-placed actors in a well-crafted Jesuit play. There was Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the young Khalid Latif, described by Wikipedia as someone who “has offered his experience to the U.S. State Department.” The only genuine figure amongst the many seemed the current Archbishop Demetrios, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Ex-arch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, who by the way seemed distant and cold to Pope Francis during the entire ceremony.

Of course most of America’s media loves Pope Francis’ interreligious ways. The Huffington Post reported that Imam Sayyid M. Syeed stated before the Pope’s historic visit to the US that, “Much of Catholic America is excited about Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States — and so are many American Muslims,” adding that Francis’ visit, “is even more important for Muslims than it is for Catholics.” Are you shocked? Not yet? Well, “This pope,” the Imam said, “is our pope.”

During his speech at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Pope Francis stated to his now loyal Muslims, “I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca. In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.”

The stage is now set, and you may not realize this yet, but during the interfaith service at Ground Zero with Pope Francis, on the 25th of September of the year of Our Lord 2015, One World Religion has been activated. But nevermind that, let’s just listen to the Young People’s Chorus of New York City as they sing happily during the departure of the Holy Father from Ground Zero: “Let there be peace on Earth.”

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fukushima reactor — Total meltdown “highly likely”

TV: Experts conclude no nuclear fuel left inside Fukushima reactor — Total meltdown “highly likely”

Published: September 26th, 2015 at 7:38 pm ET 

NHK, Sep 25, 2015: Up to 100% of No. 2 reactor fuel may have melted— A group of researchers says it is highly likely that 70 to 100 percent of fuel has melted at one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The group includes researchers from Nagoya University. It has been probing the plant’s No. 2 reactor since April of last year… The researchers say the results of their study show few signs of nuclear fuel at the reactor core… This led them to believe that 70 to 100 percent of fuel at the reactor has likely melted. The researchers say further analyses are needed to determine whether molten fuel penetrated the reactor and fell down. The No.2 reactor is said to have released large amounts of radioactive substances following the March 2011 accident… The locations of nuclear fuel will have a significant impact on the process to remove it…

Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake NEW YORK


Preliminary Earthquake Report
27 Sep 2015 03:16:24 UTC
26 Sep 2015 23:16:24 near epicenter
26 Sep 2015 22:16:24 standard time in your timezone
Location42.435N 74.409W
Depth0 km
17 km (10 mi) E of Stamford, New York
44 km (27 mi) NW of Manorville, New York
53 km (32 mi) SW of Rotterdam, New York
53 km (32 mi) E of Oneonta, New York
58 km (35 mi) WSW of Albany, New York
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 3.5 km
Parameters Nph = 63; Dmin = 0.3 km; Rmss = 1.04 seconds; Gp = 38°
Version = 2
Event IDld 60102901
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network
Columbia University

Friday, September 25, 2015

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Honiara, Solomon Islands


  1. 2015-09-24 15:56:57 (UTC)
  2. 2015-09-24 11:56:57 (UTC-04:00) in your timezone
  3. Times in other timezones

Nearby Cities

  1. 98km (61mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  2. 698km (434mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  3. 937km (582mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  4. 1103km (685mi) E of Alotau, Papua New Guinea
  5. 98km (61mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Sorong, Indonesia


  1. 2015-09-24 15:53:28 (UTC)
  2. 2015-09-24 11:53:28 (UTC-04:00) in your timezone
  3. Times in other timezones

Nearby Cities

  1. 28km (17mi) N of Sorong, Indonesia
  2. 315km (196mi) W of Manokwari, Indonesia
  3. 396km (246mi) NE of Amahai, Indonesia
  4. 445km (277mi) SE of Tobelo, Indonesia
  5. 951km (591mi) SSW of Koror Town, Palau

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

White House Invites Transvestite, Pro-Abortion Nun, Gay Bishop to Greet Pope

By Cody Derespina | Fox News
Published September 17, 2015
Openly gay Christians, a controversial nun who clashed with the Catholic Church and a transgender woman are reportedly among the invited guests greeting Pope Francis at the White House next week, a move that one Catholic activist calls “an ambush” and “political stunt.”
While it is unclear if gay former Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, gay Catholic blogger Aaron Ledesma, Sister Simone Campbell or biological man Vivian Taylor will have the opportunity to meet the pontiff face to face, the quartet's presence, along with many other guests, is seen by some as a visible nod to factions who would wish to nudge the Church left.
“This is definitely out of the ordinary,” said Michael Hichborn, president of the Catholic watchdog Lepanto Institute. “[President Obama is] trying to force the pope into a situation where it seems as if the Church is giving license to homosexuality and socialism.”

Monday, September 21, 2015


By the late  on Sep 27, 2014 in AM MissivesCurrent IssuesFeaturesRoman Catholicism

In the Apprising Ministries piece On Contemplative Spirituality and Charismania I told you that the ongoing evangelical fascination with corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM)–along with its parallel track of charismania–is a major reason why we see the mainstream of professing Prostestant Christendom opening itself up for full fellowship with the apostate Roman Catholic Church.
For example, evangelical megapastor Rick Warren is on record embracing apostate Roman Catholicism as a viable form of the historic orthodox Christian faith. As I documented a while back in Southern Baptists Assist the Roman Catholic Church to Infiltrate Evangelicalism, Warren is hardly the only one aligned with/promoted by the Southern Baptist Convention openly and actively involved with this particular apostasy.
However, concerning Rick Warren’s compromised embrace of the Church of Rome, you can see it for yourself e.g. in Rick Warren Endorsing Catholics Come and Rick Warren on the Roman Catholic EWTN Network. The latter piece features a transcription of an interview conducted by Roman Catholic apologist Raymond Arroyo where Warren refers to Rome’s current Pope Francis as “our new pope.” Sadly, scores of people listening to leaders within Ecumenical Church of Deceit (ECoD) are now being led along the broad ecumenical road back to the Roman Catholic Church, the mother of this evil ECoD.
As it pertains to the Church of Rome’s papacy, for our purposes here, in that aforementioned Arroyo interview we find Rick Warren praising the late Pope John Paul II. Now let me bring you back to the Christianity Todayarticle The Pope We Never Knew, which I first cited in The Deceivers of Roman Catholicism. CT author David Scott tells us that Pope “John Paul II’s biggest accomplishment was his ecumenism,” and further, that John Paul II:
is the same pope who called evangelicals in South America “rapacious wolves” for their evangelism of Catholics…
The pope who in his 1995 encyclical Ut Unum Sint invited input from non-Catholic Christians on the primacy of the office of Peter, is the same man whose Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 1999 declared the primacy of Peter “immutable.” (source)
Read the rest at Apprising Ministries.

A Blood Red Moon & Mars Meets a Lion

This Week's Night Sky: A Lunar Eclipse and Mars Meets a Lion

As summer reaches its official end, Venus puts on a show and a blood moon appears.

Picture of simulated close-up orbital view shows Mars and the constellation Leo

In this simulated view, Mars appears in front of the constellation Leo. The pair will appear together in Earth skies this week.

By Andrew Fazekas, National Geographic
Venus most brilliant. Look toward the low southeast sky at dawn in mid-September and your eye can't help but be drawn to a sparkling point of light known as the “morning star.”

That “star” is the second planet from the sun, Venus, shining about 17 times brighter than Jupiter, the other major planet visible in morning skies this month. And on Monday, September 21, Venus puts on its best morning show for the entire year, reaching magnitude 4.8, the brightest it can get in our skies.
Through a small telescope, the planet's disk will look like a miniature version of the crescent moon, thanks to the geometry of our two worlds in relation to the sun. You don't want to miss this show because Venus won't appear this bright and high in the sky again until 2016.
Autumn equinox. At 4:21 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, the fall season kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere and spring starts in the Southern Hemisphere.
The September equinox marks one of the four major turning points in the seasonal cycle. Seasons occur on Earth because the planet’s axis is tilted at 23.5 degrees with respect to its orbital plane. During the fall and spring equinox, that axis is tilted neither away nor towards the sun but has both Northern and Southern hemispheres experiencing equal amounts of sunshine.
The word equinox comes from Latin meaning “equal night” and refers to the approximately 12-hour-long day and night that occurs only on these two days of the year, with the sun rising due east and setting due west.
ars walks with Leo. Early risers on Thursday, September 24, should look toward the low western horizon to catch sight of Mars meeting up with Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, the lion. The cosmic duo will be separated by less than 1 degree, which is less than the width of your index finger held at arm’s length. Bracketing the dim pair will be the super-bright planets Venus, above, and Jupiter, below.
Super moon shadow. The moon will appear to blush orange-red late Sunday night/early Monday morning as it undergoes a total eclipse, visible across both American continents and Europe. This lunar eclipse is the last in a series called a tetrad, in which four of these rare events occur, each separated by about six months.
Earth's shadow will begin to take a bite out of the moon's silvery disk at 9:07 p.m. EDT. The lunar eclipse then enters totality at 10:11 p.m. EDT and will remain there for 72 minutes. The moon’s reddish appearance gives this type of eclipse the nickname of “blood moon.”