Bad news concerning the Gulf oil disaster continues to come from WMR's federal government sources in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Emergency planners are dealing with a prospective "dead zone" within a 200 mile radius from the Deepwater Horizon disaster datum in the Gulf.
A looming environmental and population displacement disaster is brewing in the Gulf. The oil dispersant used by BP, Corexit 9500, is seen by FEMA sources as mixing with evaporated water from the Gulf and absorbed by rain clouds producing toxic precipitation that threatens to continue killling marine and land animals, plant life, and humans within a 200-mile radius of the Deepwater Horizon disaster site in the Gulf.
Adding to the worries of FEMA and the Corps of Engineers is the large amounts of methane that are escaping from the cavernous grotto of oil underneath the Macondo drilling area of Gulf of Mexico.
On a recent visit to the Gulf coast, President Obama vowed that the Gulf coast will "return to normal." However, federal officials dealing with the short- and long-term impact of the oil disaster report that the "dead zone" created by a combination of methane gas and Corexit toxic rain will force the evacuation and long-term abandonment of cities and towns within the 200-mile radius of the oil volcano.
Plans are being put in place for the mandatory evacuation of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Hammond, Houma, Belle Chase, Chalmette, Slidell, Biloxi, Gulfport, Pensacola, Hattiesburg, Mobile, Bay Minette, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Crestview, and Pascagoula.
The toxic rain from the Gulf is expected to poison fresh water reservoirs and lakes, streams, and rivers, which will also have a disastrous impact on agriculture and livestock, as well as drinking water, in the affected region.
See more on the endless oil eruption in the Gulf of Mexico.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The crude oil is toxic!! Workers cleaning the oily Gulf beaches need to know the danger. Don't become BP's Collateral Damaged, like Exxon’s Collateral Damaged.
My name is Merle Savage, a female general foreman during the Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) beach cleanup in 1989. I am one of the 11,000+ cleanup workers from the Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS), who is suffering from health issues from that toxic cleanup, without compensation from Exxon.
Dr. Riki Ott visited me in 2007 to explain about the toxic spraying on the beaches. She also informed me that Exxon's medical records and the reports that surfaced in litigation by sick workers in 1994, had been sealed from the public, making it impossible to hold Exxon responsible for their actions.
Exxon developed the toxic spraying; OSHA, the Coast Guard, and the state of Alaska authorized the procedure. Beach crews breathed in crude oil that splashed off the rocks and into the air -- the toxic exposure turned into chronic breathing conditions and central nervous system problems, neurological impairment, chronic respiratory disease, leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, liver damage, and blood disease.
My web site is devoted to searching for EVOS cleanup workers who were exposed to the toxic spraying, and are suffering from the same illnesses that I have. There is an on going Longshoreman’s claim for workers with medical problems from the oil cleanup. Our summer employment turned into a death sentence for many -- and a life of unending medical conditions for the rest of Exxon’s Collateral Damaged.
See more from Merle Savage:
Exxon Valdez oil risks spur warning for gulf cleanup crews
BP's Other Toxic Legacy: 'Decades of Misery' for Gulf Health
"...I actually have a document that shows that BP actually believes it could go upwards of 100,000 barrels per day," Markey said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So, again, right from the beginning, BP was either lying or grossly incompetent. First they said it was only 1,000. Then they said it was 5,000 barrels. Now we're up to 100,000 barrels."
From Wake Up Call.com
A mysterious “disease” has caused widespread damage to plants from weeds to farmed organic and conventionally grown crops. There is very strong suspicion that ocean winds have blown Corexit aerosol plumes or droplets and that dispersants have caused the unexplained widespread damage or “disease”.
Yobie Benjamin SFGate June 10, 2010
Just when you thought the damages BP could cause was limited to beaches, marshes, oceans, people’s livelihoods, birds and marine life, there’s more.
BP’s favorite dispersant Corexit 9500 is being sprayed at the oil gusher on the ocean floor. Corexit is also being air sprayed across hundreds of miles of oil slicks all across the gulf. There have been widespread reports of oil cleanup crews reporting various injuries including respiratory distress, dizziness and headaches.
Corexit 9500 is a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by the Nalco of Naperville, Illinois. Corexit is is four times more toxic than oil (oil is toxic at 11 ppm (parts per million), Corexit 9500 at only 2.61ppm).
In a report written by Anita George-Ares and James R. Clark for Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc. titled “Acute Aquatic Toxicity of Three Corexit Products: An Overview” Corexit 9500 was found to be one of the most toxic dispersal agents ever developed.
According to the Clark and George-Ares report, Corexit mixed with the higher gulf coast water temperatures becomes even more toxic. The UK’s Marine Management Organization has banned Corexit so if there was a spill in the UK’s North Sea, BP is banned from using Corexit.
The danger to humans can be expected. The warnings on the Corexit packaging is straightforward. Breathing in Corexit is not recommended.
See more on the endless oil eruption in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Wayne Madsen Report – June 28, 2010
A well-placed source in California told WMR that the California Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) has been briefed by its counterpart agencies in the Gulf coast states that there are plans to conduct a mass evacuation of millions of Gulf coast residents due to the catastrophic environmental and public health effects of the BP oil disaster.
CEMA officials have been briefed on the planned evacuations by counterparts in the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
The Gulf states’ emergency planners stressed to their California counterparts that they are dealing with a disaster of unprecedented proportions and that contingency plans are being constantly updated and revised on ways to deal with the transformation of the Gulf of Mexico into a deadly “toxic soup” of oil and Corexit 9500 oil dispersants and the atmosphere into a dangerous mixture of hydrocarbon gases.
CEMA was briefed on the impending mass evacuation since California would be expected to absorb a large number of evacuees from the Gulf states. CEMA officials did not say how the state of California, which is virtually bankrupt, would pay for the influx of hundreds of thousands and perhaps greater numbers of evacuees from the Gulf coastal region.
By Joe Kovacs at WorldNetDaily
Is there a spiritual, biblical connection to the BP oil catastrophe?
A new video on YouTube is suggesting a possible link to the disaster due to America's recent treatment of Israel, and at least one well-known Bible analyst, Hal Lindsey, thinks there's a valid correlation.
The video was produced and posted today by Carl Gallups of the Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, Fla...
"April the 19th, Israel celebrates its independence in 2010," Gallups says in narration on the video. "On April the 19th, Fox News reports that the U.S. will no longer automatically support Israel in the United Nations. The next day, on April the 20th, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes. Coincidence? Or the hand and judgment of God?"
Matthew 11: 20-24
20 Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you."
Monday, June 28, 2010
From the Market Oracle:
...But that’s not all of it; here’s where I outline my “worst case” scenario. The main reason they’re having such incredible problems capping the darn thing is not because of depth; it’s because of internal well pressure. In the pre-drilling geological surveys a massive methane pocket was discovered coinciding with the oil deposits; this pocket is sitting at a pressure of 100,000 psi. Current engineering technology doesn’t exist to contain something at 100,000 psi, meaning efforts to cap this puppy are useless. The presence of this methane pocket is becoming harder to ignore as 40-70% of the emissions from the leak are now comprised of natural gas (and we’re still blowing out 60,000-120,000 barrels of oil a day). Best estimates put the amount of methane leaking at 2,900 cubic feet for every barrel of oil spilled (with an estimated 4.5-9.0 billion cubic feet of methane leaked so far… and the dang thing is STILL in six digit psi).
The secondary concern here is the pressure and what happens if (more like when) it is discovered that the oil leak can’t actually be capped as it spews with that amount of internal force. The primary concern is what happens if/when the methane pocket ruptures; some estimates put its size at 15-20 miles wide (at 100,000 pounds of pressure per square inch).
If the methane bubble explodes, it would create a tsunami that would wipe out anything within dozens (and possibly hundreds) of miles of the Gulf Coast in all directions (view this animation of the 2009 tsunami in Samoa and how it spread). The tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004 wiped out between 150,000-300,000 people, some as far away as South Africa. This was caused by an earthquake that shifted the ocean floor by meters. An explosion of this size would shift the ocean floor for miles. The Gulf is touched by the Mississippi River and opens into the Caribbean where it is exposed to the Panama Canal...
Monday, June 21, 2010
Oil Industry expert Matt Simmons states that the Thomas Jefferson research vessel has compiled data that quantifies the leak at 120,000 barrels per day!
The Jefferson research vessel reports the presence of a growing submerged "oil lake" that could be covering up to 40% of the entire Gulf of Mexico.
Simmons states the leak has no casing, a relief well will not work, and the only way to stop the oil flow is to use a small nuclear explosion to close the earth's strata...
"I think basically we now know a whole lot of better information from the scientists who are totally disputing what BP’s story has been.
What the Thomas Jefferson found in a week is the most specific information we know. Basically 1100 meters below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico is a 300 - 400 meter lake of very heavy oil that has spreading so fast that it’s covering potentially 40% of the Gulf of Mexico.
They’re actually now predicting that it’s 120,000 barrels a day. But more importantly, they are almost certain, because of the lack of being able to detect where to well bore was, because they can’t get within three miles of it because there’s too much fire, there’s no metal there so the casing’s gone. With no casing it’s an open hole and the only way we’ll ever put it out is by detonating something that will fuse the rock right above the oil column into glass. And the only way that anyone’s ever done that is the four times the Soviets did that in the seventies with a very small bore nuclear device.
So I think that’s now our only option."
Learn more about the tremendous impact of the Gulf Oil Disaster.
Friday, June 18, 2010
4 The sound of a tumult is on the mountains
as of a great multitude!
The sound of an uproar of kingdoms,
of nations gathering together!
The LORD of hosts is mustering
a host for battle.
5 They come from a distant land,
from the end of the heavens,
the LORD and the weapons of his indignation,
to destroy the whole land.
6 Wail, for the day of the LORD is near;
as destruction from the Almighty it will come!
7 Therefore all hands will be feeble,
and every human heart will melt.
8 They will be dismayed:
pangs and agony will seize them;
they will be in anguish like a woman in labor.
They will look aghast at one another;
their faces will be aflame.
Infowars.com June 12, 2010
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show earlier in the week, pastor Lindsey Williams said that gases — Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, Methylene Chloride, and other toxic gases — pose a greater risk to human health than the presence of oil washing up on Gulf of Mexico beaches. Williams said the EPA is not reporting on the amount of gases escaping from the BP oil gusher. However, the second video below suggests the EPA has released data on the amount of Hydrogen Sulfide and Benzene in the air in Louisiana.
On May 14 WWLTV in New Orleans ran a report on the levels of Hydrogen Sulfide and Benzene in the air at that time. 5-10 parts per billion is the established allowable amount for Hydrogen Sulfide. WWLTV reported that on May 3 the level was recorded at 1,192 ppb. Pastor Williams said his sources report the level detected in the Gulf at 1,200 ppb and the amount poses a serious and even fatal health risk.
“The media coverage of the BP oil disaster to date has focused largely on the threats to wildlife, but the latest evaluation of air monitoring data shows a serious threat to human health from airborne chemicals emitted by the ongoing deepwater gusher,” the Institute for Southern Studies blog reported on May 10.
Learn more about the multiple threats this endless disaster poses for residents of the Gulf Coast.
Learn more about the multiple threats this endless disaster poses for residents of the Gulf Coast.
On June 7th, Senator Bill Nelson told MSNBC that he's investigating reports of oil seeping up from additional leak points on the seafloor:
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL): Andrea we're looking into something new right now, that there's reports of oil that's seeping up from the seabed... which would indicate, if that's true, that the well casing itself is actually pierced... underneath the seabed. So, you know, the problems could be just enormous with what we're facing.
Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC: Now let me understand better what you're saying. If that is true that it is coming up form that seabed, even the relief well won't be the final solution to cap this thing. That means that we've got oil gushing up at disparate places along the ocean floor.
Sen. Nelson: That is possible, unless you get the plug down low enough, below where the pipe would be breached.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Five 6.0 + magnitude quake events have occured over the last seven days.
MAG 6.0 2010/06/17 13:06:46 SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS
MAG 6.6 2010/06/16 03:58:11 NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
MAG 7.0 2010/06/16 03:16:28 NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
MAG 6.2 2010/06/16 03:06:03 NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
MAG 7.5 2010/06/12 19:26:50 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Looking back from day 8 to day 30, there have been eight 6.0+ magnitude quakes.
Baja California continues to experience the "Endless earthquake" with 1,172 quake events over the last seven days. The first event, a -7.2 magnitude quake, occured April 4, 2010,
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Pastor Lindsey Williams, who has been an ordained Baptist minister for 28 years, went to Alaska in 1971 as a missionary. The Transalaska oil pipeline began its construction phase in 1974, and because of Mr. Williams' love for his country and concern for the spiritual welfare of the "pipeliners," ; he volunteered to serve as Chaplain on the pipeline, with the subsequent full support of the Alyeska Pipeline Company. Because of the executive status accorded to him as Chaplain, he was given access to information documented in his eye opening book, The Energy Non-Crisis.
After numerous public speaking engagements in the western states, certain government officials and concerned individuals urged Mr. Williams to put into print what he saw and heard, stating that they felt this information was vital to national security. Mr. Williams firmly believes that whoever controls energy controls the economy. Thus, The Energy Non-Crisis.
Twisters just latest of OH disasters - More than a week after tornadoes ripped through northwestern Ohio, residents are banding together to provide relief for their neighbors while local officials fear little in federal aid will be coming their way.
5.7 quake rattles nerves in Ca border region - SAN DIEGO- The U.S.-Mexico border was rocked by a magnitude-5.7 earthquake Monday night, rattling nerves in a region still recovering from the deadly Easter jolt.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered five miles southeast of Ocotillo in Imperial County _ about 85 miles east of San Diego. It struck Monday at 9:26 p.m. PDT.The quake was an aftershock of the deadly Easter Sunday magnitude-7.2 quake that shook Baja California and Southern California, said Egill Hauksson, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He said the epicenter of Monday's quake occurred in the same zone of the quake in April.
Federal assistance for floods tops $200M in Tennessee
US State Oklahoma Declares State of Emergency Amidst Flooding
20th body found in aftermath of Arkansas floods
Authorities alarmed over Taal Volcano worsening situation
MANILA – Philippine Authorities said Taal Volcano in Taal, Batangas is still in an alarming situation.
This after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Tuesday that Alert Level 2 remains in the area.
Phivolcs said it has recorded seven volcanic quakes throughout the night of Monday until early morning Tuesday wherein the strongest recorded was at 6 a.m.
To all the "pastors" who are bedazzled with "pulpit envy" as portrayed by church growth experts... Let the congregation wake up to the schemes and manipulation in the name of erecting a steeple...
DEAR CHRISTIAN, LET’S PRESS ON
SADDLEBACK CHURCH, RICK WARREN, AND SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES
RICK WARREN, SADDLEBACK CHURCH, AND SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES
STEVE GLADEN, SADDLEBACK CHURCH SMALL GROUPS, AND QUAKER MYSTIC SPIRITUALITY
Friday, June 11, 2010
While the Guatemalans are wondering if the giant sinkhole formed on June 1 in their capital city is an isolated case, on the other side of the globe, the Chinese have discovered at least eight sinkholes that suddenly formed in the past two weeks across their country, and many more have appeared during the past two months.
The latest known sinkhole formed at 12:25 a.m. Beijing time on June 4, in the middle of a freeway in Zhejiang Province on the nation’s eastern coast. The sinkhole measured 20 feet deep and 27 feet wide.
...Later the same day, about 300 miles west in Nanchang City, capital Jiangxi Province, a moving car was trapped when a hole about the size of the car suddenly opened up on a main road.
On June 3, four huge sinkholes opened up in Guangxi Province where a torrential storm was raging. According to Chinese state media reports, more than 600 villagers had to be evacuated because of them.
Three smaller holes were found between May 27 and May 30 in southwestern Sichuan Province, less than 80 miles from the Wenchuan epicenter of the deadly May 2008 Sichuan earthquake that killed approximately 80,000 people.
In Yibin City about 260 miles from the earthquake’s epicenter, 26 larger sinkholes have formed since April 27.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
From THE EU TIMES ONLINE:
A dire report prepared for President Medvedev by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources is warning today that the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico is about to become the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history threatening the entire eastern half of the North American continent with “total destruction”.
Russian scientists are basing their apocalyptic destruction assessment due to BP’s use of millions of gallons of the chemical dispersal agent known as Corexit 9500 which is being pumped directly into the leak of this wellhead over a mile under the Gulf of Mexico waters and designed, this report says, to keep hidden from the American public the full, and tragic, extent of this leak that is now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day.
The dispersal agent Corexit 9500 is a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by the Nalco Holding Company of Naperville, Illinois that is four times more toxic than oil (oil is toxic at 11 ppm (parts per million), Corexit 9500 at only 2.61ppm). In a report written by Anita George-Ares and James R. Clark for Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc. titled “Acute Aquatic Toxicity of Three Corexit Products: An Overview” Corexit 9500 was found to be one of the most toxic dispersal agents ever developed. Even worse, according to this report, with higher water temperatures, like those now occurring in the Gulf of Mexico, its toxicity grows.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in discovering BP’s use of this dangerous dispersal agent ordered BP to stop using it, but BP refused stating that their only alternative to Corexit 9500 was an even more dangerous dispersal agent known as Sea Brat 4.
The main differences between Corexit 9500 and Sea Brat 4 lie in how long these dangerous chemicals take to degrade into their constituent organic compounds, which for Corexit 9500 is 28 days. Sea Brat 4, on the other hand, degrades into an organic chemical called Nonylphenol that is toxic to aquatic life and can persist in the environment for years.
A greater danger involving Corexit 9500, and as outlined by Russian scientists in this report, is that with its 2.61ppm toxicity level, and when combined with the heating Gulf of Mexico waters, its molecules will be able to “phase transition” from their present liquid to a gaseous state allowing them to be absorbed into clouds and allowing their release as “toxic rain” upon all of Eastern North America.
Even worse, should a Katrina like tropical hurricane form in the Gulf of Mexico while tens of millions of gallons of Corexit 9500 are sitting on, or near, its surface the resulting “toxic rain” falling upon the North American continent could “theoretically” destroy all microbial life to any depth it reaches resulting in an “unimaginable environmental catastrophe” destroying all life forms from the “bottom of the evolutionary chart to the top”.
Note: For molecules of a liquid to evaporate, they must be located near the surface, be moving in the proper direction, and have sufficient kinetic energy to overcome liquid-phase intermolecular forces. Only a small proportion of the molecules meet these criteria, so the rate of evaporation is limited. Since the kinetic energy of a molecule is proportional to its temperature, evaporation proceeds more quickly at higher temperatures.
As over 50 miles of the US State of Louisiana’s coastline has already been destroyed by this spill, American scientists are warning that the damage may be impossible to repair, and as we can read as reported by the Associated Press News Service:
“The gooey oil washing into the maze of marshes along the Gulf Coast could prove impossible to remove, leaving a toxic stew lethal to fish and wildlife, government officials and independent scientists said. Officials are considering some drastic and risky solutions: They could set the wetlands on fire or flood areas in hopes of floating out the oil. They warn an aggressive cleanup could ruin the marshes and do more harm than good.”
And to understand the full import of this catastrophe it must be remembered that this disaster is occurring in what is described as the “biologically richest waters in America” with the greatest amount of oil and toxic Corexit 9500 set to come ashore in the coming days and weeks to destroy it completely for decades to come.
Reports are also coming from the United States that their government is secretly preparing to evacuate tens-of-millions of their citizens from their Gulf of Mexico States should the most dire of these scientific warnings start to come true.
To the greatest lesson to be learned by these Americans is that their government-oil industry cabal has been just as destructive to them as their government-banking one, both of which have done more to destroy the United States these past couple of years than any foreign enemy could dare dream was possible.
But to their greatest enemy the Americans need look no further than their nearest mirror as they are the ones who allowed these monsters to rule over them in the first place.
Editor's note: The tone of this article is aggressive. However, the facts are accurate. Learn more about the tremendous impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.
National Center for Atmospheric Research & University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Excerpt: The Gulf of Mexico will no longer be able to provide seafood for America. America obtains approximately 40 to 50% of its seafood from the Gulf.
This poison is also going to make it to shore and contaminate the freshwater supplies of people along the Gulf. This will happen through a combination of arriving oil and the fumes from the oil's VOC’s (volatile organic compounds); i.e.- benzene, methylene chloride, sulfates and other solvents found in the fumes.
The poison will also be from the mix of the dispersants that BP is using to break up the oil. BP’s dispersant of choice at the moment is called CoreExit. This dispersant is very volatile to marine life and to humans.
Oil is toxic in water at 11ppm ( parts per million). CoreExit is toxic at 2.4 ppm (parts per million). This means that CoreExit is approximately 4-5 times more toxic than the oil itself.
Amazingly, the US government is still allowing BP to spread this poison dispersant into the Gulf. At the time of this writing, their use of CoreExit is approaching 1,000,000 gallons!
The poison will also arrive onshore when the hurricane season begins. Future hurricanes may very well send this poison water onto shore through; storm surge, flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and chemical rain!
Listen to this urgent message that details the economic and ecological impact of the Gulf Oil Spill upon the environment, the U.S. population and the North American food supply.
See also: Gulf Oil Spill Health Hazards
...Corexit is an extremely toxic chemical dispersant. It was favored by BP over other alternative dispersants more ecologically friendly and with a better track record, mostly for cost reasons. It is estimated that more than 870,000 gallons (3.2 million litres) of Corexit has been used so far, either sprayed on the surface or released underwater-150,000 gallons (570,000 litres).
Seven cleanup workers were hospitalized last week after complaints of headache, dizziness, breathing problems and nausea. The workers are said to have told the doctors, according to the medical centre sources, that the chemical dispersant used to break up oil had made them sick. Doctors believe the likely cause to be chemical irritation as well as dehydration from working in the heat.
Manufactured by Nalco Energy Services L.P., the Material Safety Data Sheets state that Corexit 9500 cause irritation when in contact with skin, chemical pneumonia if ingested and irritation to the respiratory tract with repeated and prolonged inhalation. MSD of Corexit EC 9527A states: Symptoms of Exposure - Acute : Excessive exposure may cause central nervous system effects, nausea, vomiting, aesthetic or narcotic effects. - Chronic : Repeated or excessive exposure to butoxyethanol may cause injury to red blood cells (hemolysis), kidney or the liver
....Know this: Most of the hydrocarbon chemicals extracted by the dispersants stay at the surface. They are the first ones to evaporate alongside water into clouds overhead that later fly over the continent and provide rain to the southern states. We are talking about chemicals causing cancer or kidney failure such as benzene and pretty much any possible chemical that can be extracted from crude oil. These chemicals would end up in water supplies, rain on crops, and eventually imbibed by humans and animals alike.
The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts 8-14 hurricanes ,14-23 storms, and 3-7 major hurricanes-the figures higher than normal years.
During the next few hurricanes, extreme shearing at the surface of the sea will boost the chemical action of dispersants which separate petroleum chemicals and suddenly increase the concentration of noxious chemicals evaporating from the spill. These hurricanes will carry this noxious cocktail across the southern US and north of Mexico, polluting the water supply and all that depend on it.
There's a big similarity between what is bound to happen and the aftermath of Chernobyl. After the Chernobyl catastrophe a radioactive cloud hovered over Western Europe and it has been recorded that many forms of cancer went much higher than usual. This was never formerly acknowledged by local governments.
See also: Gulf Oil Spill Health Hazards.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
From Prophecy Depot
All the world leaders are in place for the Israeli War prophecies to find final fulfillment.
This week on Prophecy Update Radio host, Bill Salus, has end time’s expert author researcher, LA Marzulli, back on his program. In part one Bill and LA go over the checklist of the required geo-political circumstances surrounding the coming wars of Psalm 83 & Ezekiel 38 - 39.
In addition, Salus and Marzulli analyze the political dispositions of the Kings, Prime Ministers, and Presidents, like Netanyahu of Israel, Ahmadinejad of Iran, Barack Obama, Suleiman and Nasrallah of Lebanon, Assad of Syria, Putin and Medvedev of Russia, Abdullah of Jordan, and others to see if the timing is right for the predicted epic Mideast wars to occur soon and sequentially.
Click here now to listen to part one.
See also Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East.
FIRST it was giant meteorites hurtling towards Earth on a seemingly unstoppable path to Doomsday. Now, senior scientists at Nasa are warning of another cataclysmic force from the heavens about to decimate life as we know it.
A 'perfect storm' of plasma and solar energy on a course to Earth at the speed of light could cause a global economic disaster. Picture: Getty
The sun, the scientists say, is awakening from a long and deep slumber and set to embark on a period of violent solar activity that could send devastating electromagnetic radiation racing to our planet.
One massive storm on the sun's surface, 93 million miles away, would be powerful enough to knock out power grids, destroy satellites controlling GPS and communications networks, ground airlines and throw the world's banking system into chaos.
The disruption to the fuel chain and subsequent breakdown in social order could leave governments powerless and tens of millions without clean water, access to medicines or fresh food, Nasa studies suggest.
If it sounds like the plot of Hollywood's latest apocalyptic movie, scientists are taking the threat seriously enough to have called government officials, disaster response managers, power company chiefs and other interested parties to a space weather forum in Washington DC yesterday.
"A storm of this magnitude would be a low probability event but would have a very high impact," said Chris St Cyr, a senior astrophysicist at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland.
Learn more about the coming Solar Storm.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked : the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Disasters...Fearful things...The Lord's two edge sword of judgement and mercy. Trevor Davis at Sounding The Alarm recounts the events of one alert naval captain during the pre-attack phase of Pearl Harbor.
Fast forward to 2010. End time prophetic events are unfolding. For the Christian, an urgent call to repentance, sanctification, and witnessing to the strong tower of the Lord.
The things of this world will be dashed into pieces, but for the believer, the assurance of faith in the one true Christ will undergird fearlessness in the midst of the fire.
Visit SOUNDING THE ALARM and listen to IN HARM'S WAY today.
From One India: Hindus have welcomed Pope's call for inter-religious dialogue.
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, on his Cyprus visit on Saturday, reportedly called for dialogue between Christians and people of other faiths.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that serious and honest interfaith dialogue was the need of the hour and Pope should take the lead in organizing one.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that Pope Benedict, being the leader of the largest religious organization of the world, should invite leaders of major world religions and denominations to Vatican and initiate the dialogue. (R)eligion was the most powerful, complex and far-reaching force in our society, so we must take it seriously. And we all knew that religion comprised much more than our own particular tradition/experience, Rajan Zed stressed.
After intensive deliberations, this meeting of world religious leaders should come up with a concrete plan about the common religious concerns like human improvement, peace, ecological responsibility, social and economic development, etc. Maybe this gathering could become an annual feature after that, Zed added.
"Within the Zionist regime, with what it has done, it has actually rang the final countdown for its existence..."- Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Countries line up to slam Israel at Asian security summit
Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) -- A conference called "Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia" has turned into a high-profile international platform for the host country, Turkey, to condemn conference member Israel.
The conference, which began Tuesday, follows last week's Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla destined for Gaza that resulted in the shooting deaths of 8 Turks and a Turkish-American citizen.
Turkey is demanding an international investigation into the incident, which ruptured already fraying ties with its one-time military and economic partner Israel.
At a press conference in Istanbul Tuesday morning, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, congratulated the Turks for taking a stand against his arch-rival Israel and its three-year blockade of Gaza.
"Within the Zionist regime, with what it has done, it has actually rang the final countdown for its existence," he said. "It shows that it has no room in the region and no one is ready to live alongside it. Actually no country in the world recognizes it and you know that the Zionist regime is the backbone of the dictatorial world order. When it is affected as a matter of fact, that tyrannical rule is falling apart.
MAG 2.9 2010/06/07 14:34:44 (19 mi) SE of Cape Neddick, ME
MAG 2.3 2010/06/06 08:13:45 ( 1 mi) NW of Brownville, NJ
MAG 2.9 2010/06/03 12:25:02 ( 3 mi) ENE of Franklintown, PA
MAG 2.5 2010/06/03 09:35:39 ( 6 mi) WSW of Brushton, NY
MAG 1.8 2010/06/07 01:55:16 ( 5 mi) SW of Townsend, TN
MAG 1.9 2010/06/06 04:40:15 ( 9 mi) NNE of Salem, SC
MAG 1.4 2010/06/04 22:21:59 ( 2 mi) SSW of Friendsville, TN
MAG 2.9 2010/06/03 12:25:02 ( 3 mi) ENE of Franklintown, PA
MAG 2.1 2010/06/01 19:37:53 ( 2 mi) SSE of Athens, TN
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Monday, June 7, 2010
Jang Sou-ie, Arirang News: A wide range of natural disasters over the past few days has wreaked havoc and taken the lives of many across the globe. Over in Eastern Europe, a series of floods on Friday and Saturday has left at least four dead in Slovakia with Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico describing them as the worst in a century. More than five-thousand residents were forced to evacuate amid rising waters while traffic was suspended and gas and electricity supplies disrupted.
In Poland, 20 were confirmed dead on Sunday due to the succeeding floods with damage estimates reaching up to hundreds of millions of US dollars.Swollen rivers in northern Hungary are expected to peak though the situation is already bad enough.[Interview : Nagy Istvanne, Budapest resident] "It happened so quickly that we could not pack up. Clothes remained in the wardrobe. That is all. We lost everything we had. We worked all our lives to lose everything."
And meteorologists project that the rain will not stop for several days in parts of Central Europe.Meanwhile, over in the United States, a tornado that swiped the state of Ohio killed seven while destroying at least 50 homes and severely wrecking 50 others as well as six commercial buildings.
In the state of Michigan, storms and high winds ripped the siding off a nuclear plant building causing it to shut down automatically.Around 14-thousand people are said to have been without power in the area.And over in Oman, despite precautionary measures by local authorities, Cyclone Phet that hit the Arab country last Wednesday and Thursday took the lives of at least 16 people and left four missing.
According to the Omani civil defense, most of the victims were Omani, while one was Indian and another Bangladeshi.And the cyclone involving winds of more than 150 kilometers an hour has moved on to Pakistan killing at least four there.
By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 4:56 PM on 7th June 2010
Scientists have found evidence that there is life on Saturn's biggest moon, Titan. They have discovered clues that primitive aliens are breathing in Titan's atmosphere and feeding on fuel at the surface. The startling discoveries, made using an orbiting spacecraft, are revealed in two separate reports.
Data from Nasa's Cassini probe has analysed the complex chemistry on the surface of Titan - the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere.
Its surface is covered with mountains, lakes and rivers which has led astronomers to call it the most Earthlike world in the solar system.
Organic chemicals had already been detected on the 3,200-mile wide planet. But the liquid on Titan is not water but methane and the scientists expect life there to be methane-based.
The first paper, in the journal Icarus, shows that hydrogen gas flowing down through Titan's atmosphere disappears at the surface, suggesting it could be being breathed by alien bugs.
The second paper, in the Journal of Geophysical Research, reports there is a lack of a certain chemical on the surface, leading scientists to believe it may be being consumed by life.
See also: Norway's Signs In The Heavens
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday called for cooperation among world states to forge a new world order.
"The conditions we are experiencing today need planning for new orders in the world and (our) cooperation and co-thinking for organizing the conditions," Ahmadinejad told reporters before departing for Istanbul, Turkey to take part in the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Reminding that major world and Asian players will take part in the Istanbul conference, the Iranian president underlined that "Iran, too, will have active participation in drafting the final statement, taking stances as well as mutual consultations" with participants in the conference.
We need to draw a clear line and say that whoever crosses it will not be boarded but sunk: Israeli top commander warns Turkish officials.
June 07, 2010 (Hamsayeh.Net) - They say only great men can change the course of history and today Turkish Prime Minister is certainly one of them. Most people in the world admire Recep Tayyip Erdogan and members of his cabinet for their relentless humanitarian efforts to break the ongoing atrocious siege of Gaza by the Israelis.
Tel-Aviv claims its total blockade over 1.5 million Gazans is justified because Palestinians could import weapons for use against Israel. The international community however dismisses Israeli claims by rightfully saying a sea blockade of Gaza is not necessary since it should be quite easy to intercept ships – as Israeli troops have shown in past several days on humanitarian flotillas – and check for alleged smuggled weapons.
Undermining the will of international community, Israeli troops attacked and killed many activists on board humanitarian ships last Monday. Many of those killed were citizen of Turkey. The Turkish government and its secular military have up until now tried their best to bring peace and harmony to the region. But repeated acts of belligerence by trigger-happy Israeli commandos disregarded Turkish government's efforts that led to widespread disrespect for Israeli Zionists throughout the globe.
This guide is for families preparing for imminent terrorist or strategic nuclear attackswith expected blast destruction followed by widespread radioactive fallout downwind.
IF ONLY A 'Dirty Bomb' Attack (Not the vastly more devastating nuclear weapon blasts with fallout discussed below.) - You can expect localized and downwind contamination from the explosion and dispersed radioactive materials. If you are near enough to see or hear any local bomb blast, assume that it includes radiological or chemical agents. You should move away from the blast area as quickly as possible.
If the wind is blowing toward you from the direction of the blast, travel in a direction that is crosswise or perpendicular to the wind as you move away from the blast area. If possible cover your face with a dust mask or cloth to avoid inhaling potentially radioactive dust. Upon reaching a safe location, remove your outer clothing outside and shower as soon as possible. Refer to local news sources for additional instructions about sheltering or evacuation. The government is better prepared to direct and assist the public in a 'dirty bomb' incident, unlike an actual nuclear weapon attack discussed below...
See also: Dare To Prepare , Israel Primed For War On Iran - US Can Expect Terror Attack
GENEVA (Reuters) – by Stephanie Nebehay Stephanie Nebehay – Thu Jun 3, 12:33 pm ETA North Korean envoy said on Thursday that war could erupt at any time on the divided Korean peninsula because of tension with Seoul over the sinking of a South Korean warship in March.
"The present situation of the Korean peninsula is so grave that a war may break out any moment," Ri Jang Gon, North Korea's deputy ambassador in Geneva, told the United Nations-sponsored Conference on Disarmament.
North Korea's troops were on "full alert and readiness to promptly react to any retaliation," including the scenario of all-out war, he told the forum.
TEHRAN, June 6 (Reuters) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are ready to provide a military escort to cargo ships trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.
"Iran's Revolutionary Guards naval forces are fully prepared to escort the peace and freedom convoys to Gaza with all their powers and capabilities," Ali Shirazi, Khamenei's representative inside the Revolutionary Guards, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr news agency.
Any intervention by the Iranian military would be considered highly provocative by Israel which accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Hamas, the Islamist movement which rules Gaza.
The Guards, with their own navy, air force and command structure separate from the regular armed forces, are seen as fiercely loyal to the values of the Islamic Republic.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Council of Judea announces result will be 'third and final redemption'
From WorldNet Daily
A council of rabbis in Israel says their nation's conflict with Turkey over a flotilla of "aid" ships headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip controlled by the terrorist Hamas organization just may be the beginning of the "Gog and Magog process where the world is against us, but which ends with the third and final redemption."
The announcement comes today from the Rabbinical Council of Judea and Samaria, whose statement was reported by Israel National News.
WND columnist Greg Laurie just months ago explained the biblical reference to Gog and Magog, in the book of Ezekiel, as a prophecy that a "large force," will attack Israel from the north.
"We don't know why or exactly when this will take place. But this much I know: There is a lot going on in our current headlines that leads me to believe it could happen at any time," he wrote then, at the end of 2009.
See also The Coming Magog War , The Prophetic Implications of Current Mideast Events , Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East
Thursday, June 3, 2010
MAG 2.9 2010/06/03 12:25:02 40.086 -76.974 1.5 5 km ( 3 mi) ENE of Franklintown, PA
MAG 2.5 2010/06/03 09:35:39 44.794 -74.629 8.0 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Brushton, NY
DICK AHLSTROM Science Editor
AN INFLUENZA virus similar to swine flu has mutated and strains are now emerging globally that are resistant to the frontline drug treatment Tamiflu.
Similar resistance has also been seen in patients with swine flu where resistance to antiviral treatment can emerge in less than two weeks.
The antiviral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir) are a key part of the Government’s response should a swine flu pandemic emerge here. Now scientists in California have shown how the ordinary or “seasonal” form of the H1N1 flu can become resistant to antivirals.
The group, led by Nobel Prize winner Prof David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology, showed how a number of mutations have helped the seasonal H1N1 to survive treatment with these drugs. They publish their findings this morning in the journal Science .
The key mutation, known as H274Y, is not new and has been known for a decade, Prof Baltimore said. Viral strains with it are able to survive treatment with Tamiflu, but having the mutation also meant they replicated poorly and were not easily transmitted, which meant they “were not of great clinical significance”.
But during the 2007-2008 flu season, forms of H1N1 carrying the the mutation began cropping up all over the world, showing powerful drug resistance but also the ability to spread across a population, the researchers said.
By the following season, virtually all seasonal H1N1 had become resistant to Tamiflu.
From L.A. Marzulli at Hearken The Watchmen
So here we are, a few days after the “incident” in the Mediterranean that pushed Israel into the “shun” category. It would appear that we are living in the last days, the days in which the whole world is against the Jewish state.
...I believe we are in the window of time where we will see the Gog/Magog prophecy fulfilled. I believe it will be catastrophic and perhaps nuclear weapons will be used. I also believe that this will trigger the Great Deception. The Middle East war is the prelude, the harbinger, the beginning, of the end game. The Fallen One has been planning this for millenia. Remember, the mystery of lawlessness is at work! This is the Fallen One’s last stand, he is not going to pull any punches. In fact, as the prophecy succinctly tells us, he will come with all signs and lying wonders! In closing, what appears on the surface is just that, the surface, underneath a cosmic conspiracy is about to unfold. It will affect everyone on this planet. It will change our lives. It will plunge the world head-long into the dreaded seven years of the Tribulation.
I know this is not what most of us want to hear. Go listen to Joel Olsteen then, if you want a feel good message! I would be remiss if I did not sound the warning. What people do with it is up to them. There will be some who scoff, others will heed it and prepare….
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Religious Leaders Summit – Interfaith Leaders in the G8 Nations
In June, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that from June 21st to the 23rd 2010, the G8 Summit would gather in Hunstville, Ontario. Days prior to the Summit, up to a hundred global religious leaders from diverse faiths including Christianity, Judaism, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Islam, Indigenous Spirituality and Shinto traditions will gather for the 5th G8 Religious Leaders Summit in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The event is being organized by the 2010 Interfaith Partnership, and will bring together leaders from the G8 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Africa. The Religious Leaders Summit was organized to compliment the G8 political leaders Summit.
...The G8 Religious Leaders Summit began as an idea from Jim Wallis with a virtual meeting in Scotland in 2005. The first actual meeting took place in Russia in 2006, followed by Germany in 2007, Japan in 2008, and Italy in 2009. Since 1975, political leaders from the G8 countries have met annually to discuss the world’s toughest issues. 2010 will mark the fifth G8 Summit hosted by Canada since the country joined the international organization in 1976.
Editor's note: The RLS focuses on social justice and the achievement of The UN Millenium Development Goals by 2015.
See how Rick Warren's Global Peace Plan lines up with the UN Millenium Development Goals.
Israeli attack on Gaza flotilla provokes more violence, says Pope From The Hindu
Pope Benedict was speaking ahead of his visit on Friday to Cyprus, the Mediterranean island nation from which the ill-fated flotilla carrying aid for the blockaded Gaza Strip had set sail.
A working document which is expected to criticise the ongoing Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, will be presented by the pontiff in Cyprus in preparation for a synod assembly of bishops from the Middle East region slated for October.
The Vatican has repeatedly denounced worsening economic conditions in the Palestinian territories, saying they are also contributing to an exodus of Christians from the area.
From Debka File
The war projected between Israel and the Iran-led bloc of Syria, Hizballah and Hamas is suddenly overshadowed by Turkish-Israeli hostilities over a deadly Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla from Istanbul. Against the US president Barack Obama's bid to bridge the rift, Turkish generals are drawing up plans to break Israel's Gaza blockade and avenge 9 deaths, while Israel is bound by its war on terror to thwart them - bringing both to the brink of overt hostilities.
See more protest photos from around the globe here.
Tropical Storm Agatha swept across Central America yesterday, bringing torrential rain that killed more than 100 people and opened a 60m-deep sinkhole in Guatemala City which reportedly swallowed up a three-storey building.The first named storm of the 2010 Pacific season dumped more than a metre of rain in parts of Guatemala, also hitting El Salvador and Honduras.
At least 113 people were reported killed, with around 50 missing in Guatemala alone as rescue workers searched through the rubble.The 30m-diameter sinkhole opened up in a northern district of Guatemala City, with residents blaming the rains and substandard drainage systems. Local reports said one man was killed when the building was swallowed. In 2007, three people died when a similar sinkhole appeared in the same area.
See also: Explosive Eruption of Volcanos In Guatemala and Ecuador
From Times Online
Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline.
The first has been sent in response to Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, a political and military organisation in Lebanon, could hit sites in Israel, including air bases and missile launchers.
The submarines of Flotilla 7 — Dolphin, Tekuma and Leviathan — have visited the Gulf before. But the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels.
The flotilla’s commander, identified only as “Colonel O”, told an Israeli newspaper: “We are an underwater assault force. We’re operating deep and far, very far, from our borders.”
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Headlines point toward global chaos...
Israel police on highest state of alert across country
Turkish PM Slams Israel for 'Bloody Massacre' on Ships
Lebanon, Syria warns of regional war by Israeli attack
North Korea warns it will meet war with 'all-out war'
6.2 earthquake hits Costa Rica
Guatemala: The Focus of Twin Disasters
This scares everybody — that we can’t make it stop, says BP chief
Euro Crisis to Set One World Currency?
Pacific submarine volcano causes evacuation
Vanuatu's volcano causing havoc
Earth Events Cause for Alarm in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Ecuador
Huge cloud of sand descends on Chinese