Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Congressman Markey: "All of that oil is still under the surface"

See also: Attention Gulf Coast: Prepare To Abandon Ship, Exxon Valdez Survivor Sounds Alarm On Gulf Disaster , Gulf Oil Disaster: The Suicide Economy , Secrecy surrounding the Gulf Coast devastation is criminal , Gulf of Mexico's Airborne Toxins Move Inland - Dr. Says MOVE OUT

See all related articles on the Gulf oil disaster here.

BP Covering Up MASSIVE HOLE Miles Away

See also: Attention Gulf Coast: Prepare To Abandon Ship, Exxon Valdez Survivor Sounds Alarm On Gulf Disaster , Gulf Oil Disaster: The Suicide Economy , Secrecy surrounding the Gulf Coast devastation is criminal , Gulf of Mexico's Airborne Toxins Move Inland - Dr. Says MOVE OUT

See all related articles on the Gulf oil disaster here.

EPA Whistleblower Accuses Agency of Covering Up Effects of Dispersant in BP Oil Spill Cleanup



Who's Getting Money for Poisoning Millions of People In The Gulf ?


"...And the cover-up started to evaporate. But the use of dispersants has not. Consequently, we have people, wildlife—we have dolphins that are hemorrhaging. People who work near it are hemorrhaging internally. And that’s what dispersants are supposed to do. EPA now is taking the position that they really don’t know how dangerous it is, even though if you read the label, it tells you how dangerous it is. And, for example, in the Exxon Valdez case, people who worked with dispersants, most of them are dead now. The average death age is around fifty. It’s very dangerous, and it’s an economic—it’s an economic protector of BP, not an environmental protector of the public." - Hugh Kaufman, a senior policy analyst at the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and 9-11 / Ground Zero site safety investigator.



"...I did the ombudsman investigation on Ground Zero, where EPA made false statements about the safety of the air, which has since, of course, been proven to be false. Consequently, you have the heroes, the workers there, a large percentage of them are sick right now, not even ten years later, and most of them will die early because of respitory problems, cancer, etc., because of EPA’s false statements.

And you’ve got the same thing going on in the Gulf, EPA administrators saying the same thing, that the air is safe and the water is safe. And the administrator misled Senator Mikulski on that issue in the hearings you talked about. And basically, the problem is dispersants mixed with oil and air pollution. EPA, like in 9/11—I did that investigation nine years ago—was not doing adequate and proper testing. Same thing with OSHA with the workers, they’re using mostly BP’s contractor. And BP’s contractor for doing air testing is the company that’s used by companies to prove they don’t have a problem.

"...When you look at the label and you look at the toxicity sheets that come with it, the public knows enough to know that it’s very dangerous. The National Academy of Science has done work on it. Toxicologists from Exxon that developed it have published on it. So, we know enough to know that it’s very dangerous, and to say that we just have to know more about it is a red herring issue. We know plenty. It’s very dangerous. And in fact, Congressman Nadler and Senator Lautenberg are working on legislation to ban it.

Click here to watch part 2 of the interview with Hugh Kaufman.

See all related articles on the Gulf oil disaster here.

Experts: Health Hazards in Gulf Warrant Evacuations

From TruthOut.org

When Louisiana residents ask marine toxicologist and community activist Riki Ott what she would do if she lived in the Gulf with children, she tells them she would leave immediately. "It's that bad. We need to start talking about who's going to pay for evacuations."

...Ott says people who are experiencing discomfort of any kind, especially children, pregnant women, cancer survivors, asthma sufferers and African-Americans because they're prone to sickle cell anemia, should wear a respirator and see a doctor that specializes in chemical poisoning immediately. She also recommends contacting the detox specialists at The Environmental Health Center in Dallas, Texas. "People don't have the information to know that the burning sore throat is actually chemical poisoning," she said. "And this isn't getting any attention, but it's very important. There are no vaccinations for chemical poisoning. None."

...I called Kaufman to find out if he agrees with Ott's decision to sound the alarm about evacuations. The short answer? Yes. "If you're getting sick, it's because you're being poisoned," he said. "Those chemicals can cause cancer 20 years down the line and that's why Riki Ott is saying some areas have to be evacuated. That's true. We don't know how bad it is because the EPA is not doing adequate air testing. They're taking some measurements so they can tell the public that everything is safe [when in fact the public has] an increased risk of getting cancer and dying early. They're pawns in a money game."

See also: Attention Gulf Coast: Prepare To Abandon Ship, Exxon Valdez Survivor Sounds Alarm On Gulf Disaster , Gulf Oil Disaster: The Suicide Economy , Secrecy surrounding the Gulf Coast devastation is criminal , Gulf of Mexico's Airborne Toxins Move Inland - Dr. Says MOVE OUT ,

See all related articles on the Gulf oil disaster here.

Quakes On The Increase - It's Not Your Imagination

From Holly Deo at Millenium Ark:

It's not your imagination. More earthquakes than usual have struck so far in 2010 – at least this early in the year. Because these events have clustered together in the first seven months, it has magnified the data. Whether this increased trend maintains throughout the year is the big question.

Something unique occurred July 23rd, just three days ago. Three massive earthquakes – 7.3, 7.6 and 7.4 – struck the Philippines in rapid succession, like seismic gunfire. Numerous other quakes ranging from magnitude 4.4 to 6.5 then hit the same area.

The good news – which is probably why this hasn't been reported on at length – is that these quakes occurred deeply and just off-shore. Had they erupted near the surface instead of 380 miles deep, we could have seen large tsunamis – especially with three events ripping so closely together. All struck within 67 short minutes.


See the chart at Millenium Ark that shows the percentage of increase per magnitude.

See related: Philippine Region Rocked By Megaquakes , Twenty 5.0+ Magnitude Quakes Over Last Three Days

See also Solar Storms + Weak Magnetic Field = Disasters , Is cosmic and solar radiation wreaking havoc on the Earth?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Philippine Region Rocked By Megaquakes



Seven quakes ranging from magnitudes 5.0 - 5.7 and ...

MAG 6.5 2010/07/24 05:35:02 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

MAG 7.3 2010/07/23 22:08:12 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

MAG 7.4 2010/07/23 23:15:09 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

MAG 7.6 2010/07/23 22:51:13 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Twenty 5.0+ Magnitude Quakes Over Last Three Days

Twenty 5.0+ magnitude quakes since Sunday, July 18, 2010, the day that four 6.0+ quakes were recorded, including a 7.3 quake.

The Western hemisphere experienced 178 quake events over last seven days (as of 0700 hrs EST), 69 events were 4.0 magnitude or greater, or 39% of the hemisphere's activity.

The Western hemisphere experienced 79% of the global earthquake activity during this period.



The Eastern hemisphere experienced 48 events of the same time period, however 44 events or 92% of the hemisphere's quakes were 4.0 magnitude or greater.

The Eastern hemisphere experienced 21% of the global quake activity for this time period.

Volcanologist John Seach has been tracking the recent volcanic activity in Iceland, Guatemala , Hawaii, Indonesia and The Solomon Islands.

Global quake / volcanic activity is on the rise. With this increase, regions that may have been dormant are at strong risk of awakening.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Exxon Valdez Survivor Sounds Alarm On Gulf Disaster

Great the oil has stopped for now. President Obama, how about admitting that the crude oil is toxic, and demand BP provide respirators for the oil cleanup workers, and compensation for the Gulf unemployment caused by the disaster.

In 1989 Exxon told the cleanup workers the same story, that the crude oil is not toxic. Some of us are living proof of the toxic exposure, and many others have died. Please view the YouTube video, and help get the message to Gulf residents, BP crude oil cleanup workers, and President Obama. Respirators need to be supplied to oil cleanup crews.
Thank you.


-Merle Savage, Exxon Valdez Survivor

See also: Illness Plagues Exxon Valdez Cleanup Worker , Gulf Oil Toxic Gas Risks To Humans , Canary In The Gulf Helps People Find Survival Information

BP'S Benzene Blows ashore in the Gulf , Gulf Oil Disaster: The Suicide Economy ,Gulf Oil Disaster: 400 Complain of Illness

Gulf Oil Disaster: EPA Air Quality Data Doesn't Pass Smell Test , Exxon Valdez oil risks spur warning for gulf cleanup crews

BP's Other Toxic Legacy: 'Decades of Misery' for Gulf Health

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Record Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere Puzzles Scientists


From Space.com:

An upper layer of Earth's atmosphere recently collapsed in an unexpectedly large contraction, the sheer size of which has scientists scratching their heads, NASA announced Thursday.

The layer of gas – called the thermosphere – is now rebounding again. This type of collapse is not rare, but its magnitude shocked scientists.

"This is the biggest contraction of the thermosphere in at least 43 years," said John Emmert of the Naval Research Lab, lead author of a paper announcing the finding in the June 19 issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters. "It's a Space Age record."

...The collapse occurred during a period of relative solar inactivity – called a solar minimum from 2008 to 2009. These minimums are known to cool and contract the thermosphere, however, the recent collapse was two to three times greater than low solar activity could explain.

"Something is going on that we do not understand," Emmert said.


HT: Opinion Bug.com

6.9 & 7.3 Magnitude Quakes Strike New Guinea Region

From The Sydney Morning Herald

Indonesia said it has lifted a tsunami warning issued after a powerful quake hit off neighbouring Papua New Guinea.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 and was centred 525km northeast of the Pacific island's capital, Port Moresby. It struck 57km beneath the ocean floor. It at 1304 GMT (11.04pm AEST) on Sunday.

At 1335 GMT (11.35pm AEST), a second quake with a 6.8-magnitude hit about 105km east of Kandrian on New Britain island, at a depth of 51km.

...Meanwhile, in a moderate 5.3-magnitude undersea earthquake struck off Taiwan's east coast on Sunday, the island's Seismology Centre said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

See also 6.7 Magnitude Quake Shakes Island Region of Alaska , DC area shaken by minor earthquake , Solar Eclipse Quake Check , Quakes Lining Up Around US?, Total Eclipse of July 11, 2010: Foreshadow of Disaster

Editor's note: The USGS logs these two quakes as 6.9 & 7.3. The Sydney Morning Herald reported different magnitudes.

MAG 7.3 2010/07/18 13:35:03 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

MAP 6.9 2010/07/18 13:04:11 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

6.7 Magnitude Quake Shakes Island Region of Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Officials say that a powerful earthquake has shaken an Aleutian Island region of Alaska but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury, and no threat of a tsunami.

The 6.7-magnitude temblor struck at 9:56 p.m. Saturday (0456 GMT Sunday) and was centered in the Bering Sea about 155 miles (249 kilometers) southwest of Dutch Harbor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit about 21 miles (34 kilometers) beneath the seabed.

There was no danger of a tsunami, the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake was felt in both Dutch Harbor and nearby Unalaska, the nearest communities of any size to the epicenter.

Police in Unalaska, situated just across a bay from Dutch Harbor, said they had no reports of damage or injury.

- AP

Friday, July 16, 2010

UFO Halts Air Traffic In China

UFO remains a mystery - China Daily

Object disrupted eighteen flights at Hangzhou airport

SHANGHAI - The unidentified flying object that disrupted air traffic in Hangzhou for an hour on Wednesday remains, well, unidentified.

"No conclusion has yet been drawn," Wang Jian, head of air traffic control with the Zhejiang branch of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), was quoted by Xinhua News Agency as saying.

Some media have speculated the UFO might be a private aircraft, based on the increasing number of privately-owned aircraft in Zhejiang province.
But Wang said the possibility it was a private plane was "just a guess."

A source with knowledge of the matter, however, told China Daily earlier that the object had a military connection.

A staff member at Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou said a twinkling object was first spotted over the city's sky around 8:30 pm on Wednesday. However, the object did not show up on the airport's radar.

Xiaoshan Airport was then closed at 8:45 pm over security concerns, and only resumed operation at 9:41 pm.

A dozen inbound flights were diverted to nearby airports and six outbound flights were delayed for three to four hours.

Secrecy surrounding the Gulf Coast devastation is criminal

By Bill Linder at Digital Journal

BP and the government are intentionally covering up the deadly health effects related to the gushing crude and the use of Corexit, the highly toxic dispersant. Clean-up workers are given hazmat training but are told they will be fired if they wear protective gear or masks to protect their respiratory systems. BP's blatant procrastination is obvious and it appears that they really don't care if the oil is cleaned up or not.

It's unknown what the actual figures are since we have to rely on data from BP, but ProPublica has been tracking BP's figures on illnesses and injuries of clean-up workers. According to a recent report, there have been 552 illnesses and 785 injuries for a total of 1,337 illnesses and injuries. Again, those are based on information from BP so it's hard to gauge how accurate those figures are since both BP and the government are doing their best to keep as much of that information hidden as they can.

A video -- shot before the government decided to declare Gulf of Mexico beaches off limits to journalists -- posted by James C. Fox on YouTube reveals reasons for the concern that BP and the Obama administration have over giving the media access to spill areas.

The video shows water samples being collected from the shores of Grand Isle, LA and from 20 miles out. According to the video, preliminary analysis was done at an academic analytical chemistry laboratory, looking for the likely pollutants from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, focusing on the detection of benzene and propylene glycol -- one of the toxic ingredients found in Corexit, the dispersant used by BP in the Gulf Coast.

The Gulf of Mexico has been poisoned
Benzene levels were low but results of the propylene glycol levels showed the concentration to be between 360 and 440 parts per million (ppm). 25 ppm will kill most fish. BP used more than a million gallons of Corexit despite being told by the EPA to stop. Consequently, the Gulf of Mexico has been poisoned, putting all life in the Gulf Coast in danger.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) information on Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527 can be found here. Propylene glycol has been linked to liver abnormalities, kidney damage, and can easily penetrate the skin. Corexit 9527 was also used when the Exxon Valdez oil spill -- which also involved BP -- and most of the clean-up workers involved are dead according to a CNN report. The Deepwater Horizon gusher is several times bigger than the Exxon Valdez oil spill was.

A recent report from Marine Toxicologist Riki Ott reveals more of the lies used by BP and the government to downplay the public health risks from the oil and the toxic dispersant. Many people coming into contact with contaminated Gulf Coast waters have had adverse reactions. As noted by Ms. Ott, it's time for the government to protect public health first and BP's profit second...

Gulf geyser stops gushing, but will it hold?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Now the wait begins.

BP finally gained control over one of America's biggest environmental catastrophes by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway geyser that has been gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico since early spring. Engineers, politicians and Gulf residents will watch anxiously over the next day and a half to see if it holds.

After nearly three months and up to 184 million gallons, the accomplishment was greeted with hope, high expectations - and, in many cases along the beleaguered coastline, disbelief. But no one was declaring victory just yet.

Editor's note: What about the fissures in the sea floor that are spewing oil, methane and volatile organic compounds?

See more on the Gulf oil disaster.

DC area shaken by minor earthquake

WASHINGTON (AP) The DC area was shaken by a minor earthquake early Friday.
The quake hit at 5:04 a.m. EDT and had a magnitude of 3.6.


The quake was centered in the Rockville, Md., area said Randy Baldwin, a physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center.

Police in Washington and in nearby Montgomery County, Md., said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Purpose Driven Plague of Mysticism


Professional deception and clever fraudulence are running rampant in mystical claims to experience God. Thus, the signature of Satan is seen in:




  • St. John of the Cross
  • Ignatius Loyola
  • Madame Guyon
  • Carl Jung
  • Richard Foster
  • Mother Teresa
  • Rick Warren
  • Brian McLaren
  • Leonard Sweet
  • Phyllis Tickle

... and other deceivers of the Emerging Church movement who transmit this plague. In this illustrated DVD, former Roman catholic priest Richard Bennett and author James Sundquist expose the deceitful shams that prevail at the present time. They also explain the scriptural method of biblical meditation and genuinely experiencing God.

Solar Eclipse Quake Check

In this post, Total Eclipse of July 11, 2010: Foreshadow of Disaster , it was revealed that the celestial planetary alignments have an impact on earthquake activity, during the wax and wane of the eclipse.

Was there any significant global quake activity? A look at three days before and three days after July 11, 2010 reveals:
  • 3 quakes of 6.0 magnitude or greater
  • 26 quakes of 5.0 magnitude or greater

Interesting to note that Chile experienced 2 of the 3 quakes of 6.0 magnitude or greater. In February, Chile was struck by an 8.8 magnitude quake.

Southern California / Baja Mexico continues to experience the "endless earthquake" since it's April 4, 2010 7.2 magnitude quake event.

958 quakes recorded three days prior and three days after the July 11 solar eclipse.

The Pacific / Indonesian region experienced 80 quake events of which 22 quakes of 5.0 magnitude or greater during the eclipse window. One 6.2 magnitude quake was recorded.

Utah and Yellowstone National Park rang in with 35 quakes during the eclipse window...


Alaska experienced 222 quakes, 2 of which were 5.0 magnitude or greater...



The New Madrid Zone in the Central U.S. experienced 5 quakes under 2.3 magnitude.

The Puerto Rico region experience 13 quakes of 3.0 - 3.6 magnitude, and 7 events less than 3.0 magnitude.

Hawaii experienced 16 quakes between magnitude 1.7 and 3.3 magnitude.

Can any conclusion be drawn from these events as they relate to the eclipse window?

In the US, the earthquake zones of Alaska, San Andreas, Yellowstone, and New Madrid experienced events during the window. It seems that Chile and Baja "endless earthquake" regions experienced noteworthy activity.

See related: Quakes Lining Up Around US?

Friday, July 9, 2010

RICK WARREN TEACHING THE LAW OF ATTRACTION?

From Pastor Ken Silva at Appising Ministries:

"In Dr. Laverne Adams And Rick Warren Driven By Destiny, which featured a post by Apprising Ministries correspondent Christine Pack of Sola Sisters, she told us that “‘America’s Pastor’ has written the foreword to a new book” by “Life Coach” and pastrix Dr. LaVerne Adams aka the “Divine Destiny Doctor”:

“DON’T WAIT FOR FATE TO JUST HAPPEN TO YOU! THIS COULD BE FATAL! MAKE A DESTINY DECISION TO ADVANCE TOWARD MAKING YOUR DESTINY DREAM YOUR CURRENT REALITY! CONTACT ME TODAY! I CAN HELP YOU GET STARTED ON THE JOURNEY OF LIVING THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS!”Dr. LaVerne Adams (Online source, caps in original)

Um, what; exactly where does the Christian find “fate” in the scheme of the absolute sovereignty of the one true and living God of the Bible? Answer: We don’t. Pack also points out:

“With her new book “Driven by Destiny”, Dr. LaVerne Adams reveals 12 secret keys that inspire readers to overcome feelings of confusion and frustration while navigating their own unique destiny roadmap… In addition to being unbiblical, this kind of positive self-talk in Dr. Adams’ book also comes very close to being New Age/Integral Spirituality thought, which is not Christian at all. When I was in the New Age back in the 90s, this thinking was dubbed “New Thought.”

...Rather curious in the first place that Southern Baptist pretending to be Protestant Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren would help promote the work of a woman pastrix who’s in violation of God’s Word. Even more interesting considering that in his defense of his dubious decision to invite Warren to the Desiring God Conference 2010 as the keynote speaker Dr. John Piper said of his conversation with Warren..."

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gulf Oil Toxic Gas Risks To Humans

Also, see this video, BLOWOUT SURVIVAL GUIDE by Dan Youra

Canary In The Gulf Helps People Find Survival Information


Gas Can is the name of a canary, whose website reports toxic gases from BP's oil spill. The bird's blog CanaryInTheGulf.com monitors air quality samples from the US Environmental Protection Agency along the Gulf coast.

Created by Dan Youra, Gas Can wears a bird-size gas mask to protect him on his flights into toxic air. "Gases are scary things for all of us," says Youra. "I hatched Gas Can as a friendly ally to help us, and especially children, to confront the reality of gases in the Gulf."
CanaryInTheGulf.com reports toxic events blowing over land.

On June 29 Hurricane Alex blew sustained levels of toxic particulate matter (PM10) up above EPA's highest and most dangerous warning levels – "Hazardous" and "Very Unhealthy" – for 24 continuous hours on Grand Isla, Louisiana.

Hazardous Warning: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors and keep activity levels low. Everyone else should avoid all physical activity outdoors.

Very Unhealthy Warning: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

Three of six days from June 20 to June 26 registered "Unhealthy" for toxic particulate matter (PM10) on EPA's air quality monitors in Venice, Louisiana.
Unhealthy Warning: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

EPA watched volatile organic compounds skyrocket past 70 parts per million on Grand Isle on June 19th. Concentrations above 10 ppm are considered significant potential for health risks by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC.org).
According to Dr. Gina Solomon, medical expert on toxicology with the National Resources Defense Council, "the most worrisome VOC in oil is benzene. It is known to cause leukemia in humans."

Dan Youra, editor of a commercial distiller's manual, is experienced in the danger that gases from crude oil represent, when they escape the normal containment of industrial refining. Youra knows of more than 250 chemical compounds in crude oil and natural gas. "Many toxic gases from the oil well blowout are entering the air every day," warns Youra. "Some are the cancer causing and concentrations are increasing," adds Youra.

Prior to widespread use of electronic gas sensors in coal mines, miners carried a caged canary into coal mines to warn of wayward gases. According to Youra, "if the canary stopped chirping and died, it indicated the presence of toxic gases and the urgency of exiting the mine."

Youra's canary cartoon figure adds a lighter side to the deadly seriousness of the subject matter and is a modern manifestation of the life supporting role canaries played in toxic gas detection.

According to Youra, "EPA is carrying an empty birdcage into the mine. EPA gathers air samples and then looks for averages." Youra looks for extremes. "The 'outlier' data point is the canary," Youra says.

Youra cautions, "Gases sneak up on you." Average amounts of gases at low levels may not kill. "Until they accumulate!" he emphasizes. "One whiff of highly toxic gas can evade EPA's 'normal', but it may be enough to drop a person into convulsions, unconsciousness or even death."

CanaryInTheGulf.com reports on the anomalies, the accumulations and the trends in toxic concentrations."EPA's averages do not tally up the accumulations of gases," Youra states. "Breathing a little toxic gas every day is the same, and in many cases worse, than breathing a big gulp all at once," he cautions.

CanaryInTheGulf.com links to national health resources on the web. According to Youra, it is important to educate everyone, including children, about navigating the minefield of gases.
"Top priority is to recognize the symptoms of toxic exposure to gases," Youra says. Dizziness, headache and loss of balance can be signs of exposure. Youra coaches Gas Can to help kids learn the basics.

Gas Can is on the mobile web at GasHelp.com.
Youra was interviewed about toxic gases by Mike Siegel on Lars Larson National Radio Show. Youra's study of gases in the Gulf is quoted in Examiner.com by Hank Richards.

Dan Youra is editor of the Alcohol Distiller's Manual for Gasahol and Spirits, published for Dona Carolina Distillers, San Antonio, Texas. Youra studied quantitative analysis in graduate school at Ohio State University's Behavioral Sciences Laboratory. He is the publisher with Michael W. Mandeville of Solar Alcohol: The Fuel Revolution.

See also: BP'S Benzene Blows ashore in the Gulf , Gulf Oil Disaster: EPA Air Quality Data Doesn't Pass Smell Test , Attention Gulf Coast: Prepare To Abandon Ship , Presence of Airborne Toxic Gulf Gases Confirmed , The Gulf Disaster Death Gasses , Gulf of Mexico's Airborne Toxins Move Inland - Dr. Says MOVE OUT , Gulf Oil Spill: Catastrophe of Biblical Proportions

See more on the Endless Eruption in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf Oil Disaster: Interfaith's Great Ecological Awakening

Green religion movement hopes spill wins converts by JOHN FLESHER (AP) – 10 hours ago

NEW ORLEANS — Where would Jesus drill?

Religious leaders who consider environmental protection a godly mission are making the Gulf of Mexico oil spill a rallying cry, hoping it inspires people of faith to support cleaner energy while changing their personal lives to consume less and contemplate more.

"This is one of those rare moments when you can really focus people's attention on what's happening to God's creation," said Walt Grazer, head of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment.

...And believers in the stricken coastal regions are looking at the consequences of the oil's reach and asking what good can come out of it.

"I actually didn't think I would be as deeply affected as I was by seeing oil in the water, the birds with oil stains, the marsh grass that had turned a shiny brown," said the Rev. Jim Ball of the Evangelical Environmental Network, who recently toured Louisiana's Barataria Bay by boat.

Another delegation was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on Tuesday for an interfaith prayer service and tour. Among the participants are Jim Wallis of the progressive Christian group Sojourners and Rabbi David N. Saperstein of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Both have served on President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Their appearance is being coordinated with the Sierra Club, which has forged alliances with organized religion since its former director, Carl Pope, acknowledged in a 1997 speech the environmental movement had erred by shunning such ties.

"Different people have credibility with different segments of the population," said Lindsey Moseley, the group's Washington representative. "The oil spill is ultimately a matter of values, which for many people are rooted in deeply held religious beliefs."

Organizations including the National Council of Churches and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued statements calling for soul-searching. Some are providing ecologically themed online resources — prayers, liturgy, scripture readings — for use in worship services.

"We have used God's creation without regard for the impact our rapacity had on the other creatures with whom we share our earthly home," reads a model prayer on the Council of Churches' website.

The push for an ecological Great Awakening since the oil spill began in April has come from liberals as well as theologically conservative groups such as the Evangelical Environmental Network, which previously sponsored an ad campaign with the slogan "What Would Jesus Drive?" that called for more fuel-efficient vehicles.

In a resolution this month, the Southern Baptist Convention declared that humanity's "God-given dominion over the creation is not unlimited, as though we were gods and not creatures" and called for "energy policies based on prudence, conservation, accountability and safety."

"Caring for creation is an extension of loving your neighbor as yourself," said Russell Moore, dean of Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky., who wrote the statement.

...The disaster may help replace longstanding divisions based on dogma or culture with "a new kind of consensus that isn't liberal or conservative, left or right, but focuses on stewardship of creation, care for the poor and accountability for corporate leaders," Wallis said.

See more on the Endless Eruption in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Quakes Lining Up Around US?


Quake activity over last 24 hours ( red and blue squares only).

MAG 5.3 2010/07/08
SOUTHERN ALASKA

MAG 5.4 2010/07/07
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (area continues to experience the endless earthquake)

MAG 4.7 2010/07/07
GUATEMALA

MAP 4.6 2010/07/07
VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

The New Madrid Quake Zone has yet to respond.

See related: Total Eclipse of July 11, 2010: Foreshadow of Disaster

UPDATE:

New Madrid Zone checks in on Thursday, July 8, 2010:

MAG 1.9 2010/07/08 09:50:07 35.399( 5 mi) WNW of Quitman, AR
MAG 1.6 2010/07/08 01:16:23 36.248( 3 mi) ESE of Ridgely, TN
MAG 2.2 2010/07/08 00:38:06 36.369( 5 mi) ESE of Viola, AR

BP'S Benzene Blows ashore in the Gulf

"Keep checking out the EPA links and look out for rising benzene levels to protect your health. It certainly does not look good. Basically do not breathe if you can help it. Do not drink the water, swim in the sea, eat any sea food or land food close to the gulf. Do not touch anything and close your eyes, mouth and nose for the toxic volatiles and miscibles. Otherwise you will be fine."

By Chris Landau (Geologist/meteorologist)

Please open the link to see a map of benzene locations I have plotted, for 114 points using data from the EPA web site. I have used values above 4 parts per billion for data gathered by the mobile testing stations for the period June 24-29.



EPA has a table that makes recommendations for levels of certain volatile organic compounds in micrograms/m3. At code yellow, they express a level of health concern for the public.

Benzene levels have risen in some places to EPA Code yellow or 20 micro grams/m3. 1000 ppb= 3.19 micro grams per cubic meter or1 ppm benzene = 3.19 mg/m3. The highest level recorded for the few days, I took the data was about 72.831 ppb. That translates to 232.33 micro grams/m3. I wonder what code red is?

232.33micro grams/m3 is more than 10 times higher (emphasis mine) than the code yellow concern level of 20 micro grams/m3.

Magnitude-5.4 quake strikes Southern California

By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON (AP)

LOS ANGELES — A moderate earthquake jolted Southern California on Wednesday, rattling buildings in downtown Los Angeles, toppling wine bottles at desert resorts and briefly halting rides at Disneyland.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, although residents across a wide swath of Southern California were spooked by the force of the magnitude-5.4 quake.

It struck at 4:53 p.m. and was centered 28 miles south of Palm Springs, or about 130 miles east of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Dozens of aftershocks have been recorded, with the largest measuring magnitude-3.0.

See related Total Eclipse of July 11, 2010: Foreshadow of Disaster

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Total Eclipse of July 11, 2010: Foreshadow of Disaster


July 11, 2010 will be marked by a total solar eclipse in the southern hemisphere. It is also the last of three solar eclipses that have consecutively appeared ( Aug. 1, 2008, July 22, 2009) on the Jewish feast of 1 Av.


Bill Koenig at World Watch Daily reports:

"...there will be three annual solar eclipses on the 1st of Av, beginning this year and running through 2010. We know that the month of Av — and especially the 9th of Av — has been the most trying period throughout history for the Jewish people.

Total solar eclipses have been a bad omen for the nations, while blood-red moons have been a bad omen for the Jewish people and Israel."

From The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia:

"...even those who know its cause and strike terror in those who cannot
foresee understand it In bygone ages an eclipse of the was counted an omen of disaster indeed as the worst of disasters by all nations except one to whom the word of the prophet came.

Learn not the way of the nations and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven for the nations are dismayed at them Jer 10 2

To the Heb prophets eclipses were signs of the power and authority of God who forbade them to be alarmed at portents which distressed the heathen..."

This year's 1st of Av finds:

University of California, Berkeley seismologists reported in 2009 that the Sun and Moon Trigger Deep Tremors on San Andreas Fault .

In January 2010, 2012Armegeddon.org connected the dots between the astronomical and the tectonic:

"A couple of days ago, the longest solar eclipse of the millennium occurred. It occurred during the same week as the horrific Haitian earthquake. So is there any correlation?

  • The Iranian earthquake in 1978 that killed 25,000 people occurred within hours of a total eclipse
  • On August 11, 1999 there was a total solar eclipse. On August 17, 1999 a major earthquake hit Turkey killing over 17,000 people
  • The 9.3 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami that killed 230,000 occurred during a full moon.

Will the destabilized region around the GoM oil volcano fracture and quake due to the celestial forces of the solar eclipse?

Will the central United States ( New Madrid fault zone ) or California ( San Andreas fault ) experience a significant quake event?

The odds are in favor of a nexus event.

Pray and prepare.

Apocalypse in the Gulf: Could a Sinkhole Swallow the Deepwater Horizon Well

From BNET.com

BP has confirmed that the failed blowout preventer (BOP) on its Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico is tilting sideways at an acute angle 12 to 15 degrees from perpendicular. Geologists and petroleum engineers are now debating the worst case scenario: growing evidence that the Macondo discovery well’s casings beneath the ocean floor have been irreversibly damaged, possibly to such an extent that it may be impossible to cap the well.

...Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are streaming video feeds of
high pressure columns of oil and gas bubbling up from fissures in the sea floor — flowing from likely stress fractures in the underground piping.

A much talk-about anonymous posting at The Oil Drum, a blog often frequented by petroleum engineers and other oil-industry specialists, captures the fears of many scientists and environmentalists alike:

That the system below the sea floor has serious failures of varying magnitude in
the complicated chain, and it is breaking down and it will continue to.

What does this mean?
It means they will never cap the gusher after the
wellhead.
They cannot…the more they try and restrict the oil gushing out the bop
[blowout preventer]?…the more it will transfer to the leaks below. Just like a
leaky garden hose with a nozzle on it.

Learn more about the tremendous impact of the Gulf Oil Disaster.

Government Says Gulf Oil Spill Hasn't Entered Human Seafood Supply. Really Now?

Simon Atkins, CEO, Senior Industrial Disaster Threat Forecaster, Advanced Forecasting Corporation


Is oil from the BP Gulf disaster entering the food chain? There are increasing food safety concerns. First we had contaminated shrimp, and Red Lobster took them off their menu. Then it was oysters leaking oil onto dinner plates (you didn't hear?) Now golden globs have been found on newly-hatched crabs. Organisms in the sea can accumulate the hydrocarbons, which could harm their ability to reproduce. What happens when our food becomes contaminated and our air becomes toxic?

...my hypothesis is that contamination can happen even when a fish doesn't "look oily" or when a crab doesn't "smell toxic". I reckon we are going to see not only oil but also the toxic mix of dispersants like COREXIT 9500 (produced by the NALCO Company, and banned in the UK and over a dozen other countries because it is four times more toxic than oil) and other chemicals and gases enter the food chain at an increasingly alarming rate. Here is a blunt prediction: toxin levels are going to continue to escalate and it is only a matter of time until we hear of some food for human consumption contamination.
Tens of thousands of jellyfish are washing up dead on Gulf shorelines. Many fisherman are reporting on blogs and through other media outlets that deep sea fish are being spotted at an increasing rate close to shore, which is probably indicative of a widening "dead zone".

What will we hear about next? The poisonous soupy broth will enter (and of course has already entered) the water vapor cycle. Weather, climate and oceanography is everything here: air flow patterns, waves, sea currents and rain will distribute (and of course are already distributing) the toxins far and wide.

I seriously wonder if we might start hearing about something called "Gulf Of Mexico Syndrome" in the future? Let us hope not, but with almost 200 million gallons of spilled oil, this will very likely be deemed (if not already by some historians and scientists) as the largest ever oil spill on the planet.

...Already, hundreds of people are falling sick as reported by the Louisiana State Health Department and hospitals in Pensacola just to name a couple of places. And supposedly, most of these illnesses over the past few weeks have been from inhalation of toxic air. You know, chemicals and gases like hydrogen sulfide, benzene, toluene, methylene chloride and many more.

...As a planetary risk forecaster and advisor, my job is to connect the dots. With toxicity levels gaining, hundreds already going to hospitals and many others visiting doctors (the ones we know about), let us hope some potential future illness that might be called the Gulf Of Mexico Syndrome is just a far-fetched story on the equivalent of a Tom Clancy novel. Then again, if the story comes true, what will be the price to pay?

Time will tell.


"If you are waiting for an official announcement to evacuate, you will have waited too long."
-Editor, Watcher's Lamp, June 30, 2010.

See more on the endless oil eruption in the Gulf of Mexico.

Doomsday: How BP Gulf disaster may have triggered a 'world-killing' event

From HELIUM EARTH SCIENCE

"...The warning signs of an impending planetary catastrophe—of such great magnitude that the human mind has difficulty grasping it-would be the appearance of large fissures or rifts splitting open the ocean floor, a rise in the elevation of the seabed, and the massive venting of methane and other gases into the surrounding water.

Such occurrences can lead to the rupture of the methane bubble containment—it can then permit the methane to breach the subterranean depths and undergo an explosive decompression as it catapults into the Gulf waters. [6]

All three warning signs are documented to be occurring in the Gulf.

Ground zero: The Gulf Coast

The people and property located on the greater expanse of the Gulf Coast are sitting at Ground Zero. They will be the first exposed to poisonous, cancer causing chemical gases. They will be the ones that initially experience the full fury of a methane bubble exploding from the ruptured seabed."


"...Cracks and bulgesMethane is now streaming through the porous, rocky seabed at an accelerated rate and gushing from the borehole of the first relief well. The EPA is on record that Rig #1 is releasing methane, benzene, hydrogen sulfide and other toxic gases. Workers there now wear advanced protection including state-of-the-art, military-issued gas masks.Reports, filtering through from oceanologists and salvage workers in the region, state that the upper level strata of the ocean floor is succumbing to greater and greater pressure. That pressure is causing a huge expanse of the seabed-estimated by some as spreading over thousands of square miles surrounding the BP wellhead-to bulge. Some claim the seabed in the region has risen an astounding 30 feet.The fractured BP wellhead, site of the former Deepwater Horizon, has become the epicenter of frenetic attempts to quell the monstrous flow of methane."

Apparitions of Mary: Messages of Deception



Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries discusses Jim Tetlow's Marian apparitions documentary, Messages From Heaven. See parts 2-4 here.

Watch Messages From Heaven at no cost here.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Rick Warren's Law of Attraction: Vision or Vanity

...As your vision for your church becomes more specific, you’ll find that it is magnetic – it will pull you toward it and pull other people toward it too. - Rick Warren's Ministry Tool box, June 23. 2010.

Rick Warren's advice mirrors the new age gnosticism found within the pages of "The Secret". Warren instructs the reader to find a quiet place and talk to God about your ministry. Keep a journal of what He tells you.

Really? Awaiting extra-biblical revelation direct from God? Warren makes no mention of reading of the scriptures or testing of the spirits during this quiet time.

Warren encourages the use of a journal during the session, and so do the proponents of The Law of Attraction.

Warren ends his piece with purpose driven Scripture twisting of Proverbs:

“If people can't see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.” (Proverbs 29:18 MSG)

Warren uses this verse to validate his quiet, direct and divine revelation session. Which implies that whatever spiritual thoughts come into my head during this time must be from God.

A scholarly translation of Proverbs 29:18 reads:

18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.

A quick look at the verses that precede and proceed verse 18:

17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.18Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.19 By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not respond.

The vision of the prophet of God is the picture of the consequences of walking in The Way of God ( The Law ) or in the way of the wicked.

Rick Warren apparently believes the "vision" is that which manifests in one's imagination. Solomon called that Vanity .

Magnetism also repels. Pastors and church leaders who create their vision boards of bigger pulpits will repel those believers who resist the personal ambitions of a brick and mortar driven pastor.

See what's really behind Rick Warren's vision casting here.

Gulf Oil Disaster: The Threat To Food Chain Real -US Official

Gulf spill 'bigger and uglier than we had hoped' by David A. Fahrenthold

Some experts say troubled ecosystems are now being pushed to the brink...

"The distribution of the oil, it's bigger and uglier than we had hoped," said Roger Helm, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official and the lead scientist studying the spill for the Interior Department. "The possibility of having significant changes in the food chain, over some period of time, is very real. The possibility of marshes disappearing . . . is very real."

Helm said that his prognosis for the spill had worsened in the past week — as the amount of oily shoreline increased from Louisiana to Florida, despite cleanup efforts. "This just outstrips everybody's capability" to clean it up, he said.

...Is the oil killing off Louisiana's coastal marshes? State officials have said in interviews that they've seen it coating the grasses and mangroves that hold the region's land in place.

..."The marsh grasses, the canes, the mangrove are dying. They're stressed and dying now," said Robert Barham, secretary of the state's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. "There's very visible evidence that the ecosystem is changed."


See more on the endless oil eruption in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf Oil Disaster: The Suicide Economy

Gulf Oil Disaster: 400 Complain of Illness

After Gulf swimmers report illness, questions about opening a beach From The Christian Science Monitor

Atlanta – Santa Rosa Island officials flew the double-red flag – no swimming – over Pensacola Beach in Florida after a swath of thick oil washed ashore from the Gulf oil spill June 23.

Two days later, against the warnings of federal health officials and based on a visual survey of the beach, the local island authority director, Buck Lee, reopened the beaches for swimming, urging residents and tourists to come back to the beach. Officials left the ultimate decision on whether it was safe to swim to beachgoers.

This week, health officials in Escambia County, Fla., which includes Pensacola Beach, reported that about 400 people claimed they felt sick after visiting the beach and swimming in the Gulf.

Gulf Oil Disaster: EPA Air Quality Data Doesn't Pass Smell Test

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fury as Methodists vote to boycott Israel

From JC.com

The Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council said the Methodists’ annual conference should “hang its head in shame” for passing a policy which calls for a boycott of goods from “illegal” Israeli West Bank settlements and blames Israeli occupation as the “key hindrance” to Middle East peace.

Lord Sacks said the implications of the decision would “reverberate across the hitherto harmonious relationship between the faith communities in the UK”.

He blasted the report as “unbalanced, factually and historically flawed” and offering “no genuine understanding of one of the most complex conflicts in the world today. Many in both communities will be deeply disturbed”.

New UN Report Recommends Ditching The Dollar

From the Business Insider

The United Nations has slammed the U.S. dollar in a new report called Retooling Global Development. They're recommending an end to the dollar's role as dominant reserve currency, and pushing for a new global reserve regime based on a supranational currency made up of a basket of developed nation currencies.

While we've heard this kind of recommendation before, the UN is re-energizing its push. For example, they blame the financial crisis squarely on the dollar system:

UN:

The 2008-2009 global economic crisis

demonstrates that the accumulation of deficits by the reserve-currency country, sustained by other countries because of their national policy objectives, is not self-correcting and leads to a crisis of global proportions whose costs are incurred by many innocent parties.

Thing is, they also admit that the dollar remains immensely popular as a reserve asset, despite its problems and track record. They even predict that it could become more entrenched as a reserve asset going forward:

Read the rest here.

Edinburgh 2010, Re-Union With Rome, and John Knox

by Dr. Paul M. Elliott, President, Teaching The Word Ministries

As the 450th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland approaches, the church founded by John Knox and other stalwarts has taken a major step toward re-union with Rome.

Conversion Minus Christ, Evangelism Minus the Evangel

The recently-concluded Edinburgh 2010 Conference on World Missions was a gathering of liberal's liberals, conducted with the full cooperation and participation of the Roman Catholic Church, the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches. This conference commemorated the centenary of the Edinburgh 1910 Conference on World Missions, which was one of the early meetings of theological liberals and their enablers that led to the formation of the World Council of Churches in 1948.

Part of the work of the Edinburgh 2010 "missionary" endeavor involved continued joint work by liberal denominations and the Roman Catholic church on the development of a "code on conversion" detailing "ethical standards for evangelism." But Edinbugh-style "conversion" is conversion without the true Christ, and "evangelism" without the genuine evangel. Edinburgh 2010 was a conclave of apostate church leaders who simply have no idea what the Gospel is. Conference sessions and documents used Biblical terms such as sin, salvation, the new birth, justification, and sanctification — but with an un-Biblical, Rome-compatible ecumenical lexicon defining them.

A Major Step Toward Re-Union

Fittingly, just prior to the Edinburgh 2010 conference, representatives of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) and the Roman Catholic church announced that they have taken a major step toward re-union, adopting a “joint liturgy for the re-affirmation of baptismal vows.” A Scottish newspaper reported that “as a result, Scotland has the first Protestant church in the world to form such a bond with the Catholic Church. The two churches will also join together to mark the 450th anniversary of the Reformation later this year.”


Read the rest here.