Tuesday, March 27, 2012

6.0 Mag Quake, JAPAN

6.0 Mw - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Guatemalan volcano activity

Guatemalan volcanoe Santiaguito increased their activity in the last hours and the authorities recommended on Monday took all the necessary precautions with the surrounding air traffic. The dispersion of ash in various directions and changes in wind pattern led to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh) to warn about the civil aviation.

An Insivumeh report that Santiaguito volcano recorded 33 explosions in 24 hours, with a range of up to 800 meters above the crater, leaving ashes scattered in the southwest and southeast. Santiaguito volcano is located in Quetzaltenango district, and its height is 2,550 meters above sea level.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Indonesia-Volcanic Eruption

RSOE

As our colleague Marc from vulkane.net reports, the volcano Batu Tara in the Sunda Sea off the island of Flores in Indonesia had a larger than usual ash eruption today, which triggered an alert of the VAAC Darwin, who raised the aviation color code to "orange", as the drifting ash cloud is be a hazard to local air traffic. Batu Tara is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia and is characterized, similar to Stromboli volcano, by semi-permanent explosive summit activity.

Mexico Volcanic Activity

RSOE

Popocatepétl volcano in Mexico has been showing signs of increased activity recently, The National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) reported yesterday. During 24-25 March, the volcano had 33 small steam and gas emissions, accompanied by small earthquakes and volcanic tremor. On Saturday night, incandescence was observed at the crater. CENAPRED recommends a safety radius of 12 kilometers around the volcano as eruptions with higher intensity could occur any time




6.0 Mw - NORTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE

26 Mar 2012 18:12:54 UTC

Ecuador - Volcano Eruption

RSOE-EDISON

Tungurahua volcano's activity has been increasing, Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico reports. Throughout the morning of March 26, a constant column of steam and ash was rising from the summit crater, reaching up to 3 km height and drifting towards the northeast, where ash fall occurred. Ash fall was significant in the San Francisco and Black River areas, and mild in Baños, the Ventanas en Runtún, Juive, Pondoa, Puntzán and Cusúa sectors. Occasional roaring explosion sounds were heard from small to moderate explosive events. Seismic activity remains characterized by volcanic tremor episodes lasting several minutes, interspersed with tremor bursts and long-period events, which are related to fluid movements within the volcano.

3.1-magnitude earthquake rattles Mineral, parts of northern Virginia

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 03/26/2012
3.1-magnitude earthquake rattles Mineral, parts of northern Virginia
By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Seven months after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Mineral, Va. and rattled much of the East Coast, a smaller quake shook the same area late Sunday night.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.1-magnitude quake hit just outside of Mineral, a town of fewer than 500 people about 80 miles southwest of Washington, at 11:21 p.m.

There were no reports of injury or damage, but people as far north as Fairfax and Loudoun counties reported feeling weak levels of shaking.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Chile

by Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Chile prompting an evacuation of coastal areas for fear of a tsunami and causing scenes of panic in an area devastated by a massive quake two years ago.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected." Government spokesman Andres Chadwick said the Office of National Emergencies had issued the evacuation order as a precaution due to "observation of a certain intake of the sea."

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mexico continues to rock from aftershocks

Over twenty 4.0 + magnitude quakes rock the region.

6.7 Mag Quake PAPUA NEW GUINEA

21 Mar 2012 22:15:05 UTC
22 Mar 2012 08:15:05 near epicenter

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 22 Quake Warning of Astronomical Proportions

March 22 Quake Warning

7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico

(CBS/AP) MEXICO CITY - A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, shaking central and southern parts of the country, sending a pedestrian bridge crashing atop a transit bus and swaying high-rises in Mexico City. At least one building in the capital appeared on the verge of collapse.

More than 60 homes were damaged near the epicenter in Ometepec in southern Guerrero state, though there were no reports of death or serious injury. Fear and panic spread as a less powerful, magnitude-5.1 aftershock was also felt in the capital, where there were also no reports of deaths.

Other aftershocks were felt around the borders of Oaxaca and Guerrero states close to the epicenter.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

U.S. suffers extreme weather

U.S. suffers extreme weather
By SETH BORENSTEIN 03/16/2012 7:56 PM

WASHINGTON — America’s weather is stuck on extreme.

Nearly 11 feet of snow has fallen on Anchorage, Alaska, this winter. That’s almost a record, and it’s forcing the city to haul away at least 250,000 tons of snow. Yet not much snow has dropped on the Lower 48 this year.

The first three months of 2012 have seen twice the normal number of tornadoes. And 36 states set daily high temperature records Thursday. So far this month, the U.S. has set 1,757 daily high temperature records. That’s similar to the number during last summer’s heat wave, said Jake Crouch, a climate scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Six rare, but not unprecedented, March tornadoes struck Thursday in Michigan, which also set 26 heat records. Temperatures were in the 80s in some parts of the state.

Nationwide, there have been 132 tornadoes confirmed in January and February, with preliminary reports of more than 150 already in March.

Two different weather phenomena — La Nina and its northern cousin the Arctic Oscillation — shift storm and temperature patterns through the world, meteorologists say. Scientists say you cannot link a single weather event to global warming.

Editor's note: The solar activity directly impacts our weather, health, plate tectonics , volcanism as well as satellites and the power grid.

Don't turn your back on the sun!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fact Checking Rick Warren & King's Way Drama


FOR THE LOVE OF HIS TRUTH provides outstanding illustrations of the conflicting statements of Rick Warren and his King's Way drama...




" After reading Ken Silva’s excellently researched article on the ongoing King’s Way controversy
I decided to chart Pastor Silva’s findings for the purpose of giving a quick thumbnail sketch of the issue to anyone not familiar with the controversy. Rick Warren, author of Purpose Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Church, is claiming that an Orange County Register reporter inaccurately reported that Saddleback is working with the local Muslim community on an interfaith document known as King’s Way. The reporter (Jim Hinch) stands by his story."

Read more about Rick Warren's King's Way Confusion.

Severe Storms Strike WV

RSOE:

Heavy thundershowers swept across Southern West Virginia on Thursday, sending dozens of small streams out of their banks and across roads, isolating numerous communities and temporarily marooning students in at least three schools. The storm struck Thursday morning with a mixture of torrential rains, lightning and pea-size hail. During a briefing at the Logan County Emergency Services headquarters, Sen. Art Kirkendoll, D-Logan, told Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin that 1.7 inches of rain fell on Logan in a 75-minute period Thursday morning. Flood-prone Mud Fork, which passes through Verdunville before emptying into Holden Creek on the outskirts of Logan, suffered the heaviest damage from the storm. Mud Fork Road was blocked by high water, debris and slides throughout the day, leaving residents unable to leave, or receive outside assistance. About 45 students, along with teachers and staff, were preparing to spend the night at Verdunville Elementary School, blocked by high water, but secure on a hillside. An additional eight students were stranded at Logan Middle School, since buses were unable to take them to their homes.rnrn Students and staff were also stranded at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, where water from Mud Fork entered at least one building at the Logan County campus and flooded a number of cars in its parking lot. An estimated 150 to 200 homes and businesses were damaged by Thursday's flooding.

"We're in a rescue mode," Sonya Porter, deputy director of Logan County Emergency Services, told Tomblin, Adjutant General James Hoyer, and other state officials during Thursday's briefing. "We still can't get to the people along Mud Fork and some of the hollows." While no deaths or injuries were reported, Porter said two mobile homes had apparently been overturned by floodwaters near Rock House Branch of Mud Fork, and rescue crews were anxious to make sure their occupants were safe and accounted for.

Nine swift water rescue crews, including units from Kanawha and Boone counties, had begun conducting health and welfare checks on those living along Mud Fork and other hard hit areas on Thursday afternoon. Hoyer said four West Virginia Army National Guard Humvees were on the way to Logan County, and three to Lincoln County, to assist in making health and welfare checks and evacuating those in need of care.

A hoist-equipped helicopter was being sent from Parkersburg to Logan to help make emergency extractions. Runoff from hillsides flooded several streets in downtown, while water from Mud Fork and Holden Creek flooded streets in the Mount Gay-Shamrock area, and covered W.Va. 44 at several points between Mount Gay and Omar for much of the day. Emergency officials said the Man area of Logan County received relatively little damage from the storm.

Is Rick Warren Engaged In Islamic Creative Lying?

Rick Warren has created quite the cloud of confusion by his defensive twisting of the truth regarding the Saddleback's Islamic "King's Way" effort.

Which makes one wonder if Rick Warren is employing the Islamic doctrine of creative lying known as tawriya. 

Raymond Ibrahim , an Islamic and Middle East expert explains:

"Perhaps you have heard of taqiyya, the Muslim doctrine that allows lying in certain circumstances, primarily when Muslim minorities live under infidel authority. Now meet tawriya, a doctrine that allows lying in virtually all circumstances—including to fellow Muslims and by swearing to Allah—provided the liar is creative enough to articulate his deceit in a way that is true to him. (Though tawriya is technically not "new"—as shall be seen, it has been part of Islamic law and tradition for centuries—it is certainly new to most non-Muslims, hence the need for this exposition and the word "new" in the title.)

The authoritative Hans Wehr Arabic-English Dictionary defines tawriya as, "hiding, concealment; dissemblance, dissimulation, hypocrisy; equivocation, ambiguity, double-entendre, allusion." Conjugates of the trilateral root of the word, w-r-y, appear in the Quran in the context of hiding or concealing something (e.g., 5:31, 7:26).

As a doctrine, "double-entendre" best describes tawriya's function. According to past and present Muslim scholars (several documented below), tawriya is when a speaker says something that means one thing to the listener, though the speaker means something else, and his words technically support this alternate meaning."

A remarkable resemblance to another controversy Warren created in 2008:

Rick Warren Washes His Hands of SoulForce But Saddleback Sets The Table

Rick Warren's damage control behavior certainly resembles "tawriya".

United Nations To Release Global Governance Case For Change


Global governance reform needs to catch up with the pace of globalization

" The 2012 edition of Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures will employ the latest statistics to offer an in-depth analysis of the current world economic situation. Those seeking to understand better the reasons for the global slowdown will see how unrestrained and excessive financial actions led the world into the recession trap.

The publication will propose policy recommendations to overcome the crisis by fostering sustainable growth and reforming the global governance system.



...The publication will be launched on 21 April in Doha, Qatar, during UNCTAD XIII.

- It will cover four main topics:
- Globalization and the shifting balance in the world economy 
- Global imbalances, the crisis and the lack of global governance 
- Development challenges and policies to overcome the crisis 
- Long-standing challenges​ "


Editor's note:  The Fourth Kingdom is upon us.



Calling Rick Warren: Let's Play TO TELL THE TRUTH

Apprising Ministries offers photographic evidence of Rick Warren's disingenuous distortion of his ill fated Islamic interfaith interactions...

MORE ON THE KING’S WAY PRESENTATION AT SADDLEBACK CHURCH



"...The actual evidence clearly shows this King Way was much more than a Bible study started by a mere “member” of Saddleback. This truth is, this was a presentation at Saddleback Church led jointly by Jihad Turk, pictured above on the left and Abraham Meulenberg, on the right."

See the rest at Apprising Ministries. 

See also:  

RICK WARREN SAYS NO KING’S WAY DOCUMENT AND NO SADDLEBACK “STAFF” INVOLVED

Rick Warren directly contradicts what was reported in the OC Register

Recent Document Shows Rick Warren's Compromise with Muslims

King’s Way? No Way! Rick Warren at odds with the Orange County Register

Rick Warren presents historic “King’s Way” interfaith document

Outbreak of hail and damaging winds

Global Rumblings:

A large outbreak of hail and damaging winds is currently taking place through the states of Missouri, Illinois, south Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, W. Virginia , New York, Pennsylvania, South and North Carolina .

Out west, in the pacific northwest, a powerful low pressure system is coming ashore.. bringing with it damaging winds, strong cell thunderstorms, and winter weather advisories all along the west coast of the USA.

As this system out west pushes east -- I think it will indeed be producing several outbreaks of severe weather in the Midwest, South, Southeast, East coast, and North states. in otherwords.. a massive storm outbreak when the next system pushes through in a few days or less.

This current outbreak in the midwest to the northeast --- be aware these are very strong storms.. take heed any warnings issued in your particular areas.

Michigan Tornado

RSOE:

Several homes were destroyed and others damaged Thursday when a tornado touched down near Dexter, Michigan, officials said. No injuries or deaths were immediately reported, said Marc Breckenridge, emergency management director for Washtenaw County. Authorities were assessing the number of damaged and destroyed structures, he said, adding the twister was not thought to be on the ground very long. Video from CNN affiliate WDIV showed one home reduced to rubble in a neighborhood, with an adjacent home heavily damaged. Dexter is about 10 miles northwest of Ann Arbor. The severe weather also affected the western and southwestern areas of Ann Arbor, said Mayor John Hieftje. Some streets were flooded, power lines were downed and one garage was struck by lightning, he said. Parts of the city also received hail, he said. The area was under a tornado warning until about 6:30 p.m., he said. Bill Marx, head baker at Dexter Bakery, told WDIV he was closing the business when he heard storm sirens. "I stepped outside and saw the clouds turning around," he said. "It was coming toward us. After it went by, it really started raining and hailing." An area resident uploaded video of the tornado approaching Dexter to the Internet sharing site YouTube. "There's trees flying around," one person can be heard saying on the video. A National Weather Service assessment will determine the strength of the tornado. Several counties in the area remained under severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings Thursday night.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06
Serial Number: 283
Issue Time: 2012 Mar 15 1724 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2012 Mar 15 1724 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1500-1800 UTC

Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

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

Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.

Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washinton state.

250 Record Highs Set Wednesday, More to Come

Wunderground.com

Hundreds of record high temperatures were set across the U.S. on Wednesday, as the heat continues through the weekend. Temperatures are running 20-30 degrees above average in the north central states.

Editor's note:

Solar and geomagnetic storms continue...brace yourself for more unprecedented natural disasters.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Domino effect quakes beginning?

6.4 Mw - NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

Quakes Continue Off Coast of Japan

MAG 5.7
2012/03/14 12:05:06

MAG 5.4
2012/03/14 11:40:19

MAG 5.7
2012/03/14 10:57:4

MAG 6.1
2012/03/14 10:49:25

MAG 6.9
2012/03/14 09:08:38

Sioux City Heat Wave

National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications :

Midwestern heat wave fueled Tuesday's record-high 80-degree weather, breaking a record set in 1946. National Weather Service Meteorologist Chris Jansen said the warmest March 13 on record in Sioux City was 72 degrees in 1946.

The warm weather is expected to last through early next week, and there is a chance additional daily records may be broken during that time, Jansen said. Jansen advised against packing away the winter gear though. "You can't rule out more snow. It's still winter and April is still going to be here," Jansen said.

The good weather does bring its dangers. A hazardous weather outlook was in place Tuesday for the region due to the extreme risk of grass fires. Additional hazardous weather outlooks for grass fires may be issued throughout the next week due to the warm, dry weather.

Residents are advised against outdoor burning when there is an elevated risk of grass fires. "The fire risk will probably increase this week," Jansen said. "Spring is normally the peak time for grass fires."

Solar assault continues

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.

Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level occurred.

Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.

Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level are expected.

Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are likely.

6.1 Mw - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

14 Mar 2012 10:49:24 UTC
14 Mar 2012 20:49:24 near epicenter
14 Mar 2012 05:49:24 standard time

6.8 Mw - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

14 Mar 2012 09:08:37 UTC
14 Mar 2012 19:08:37 near epicenter
14 Mar 2012 04:08:37 standard time

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Solar storms continue...

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.

Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level occurred.

Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.

Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level are expected.

Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are likely.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pope, Anglican leader, pray together for unity

REUTERS:


Archbishop Rowan Williams spoke of the "certain but imperfect" link between the two Christian traditions during his address to the congregation at a joint service at the church of St Gregory the Great near Rome's Colosseum.

The 84-year-old German pope, who earlier held a private meeting with the archbishop at the Vatican, urged all Christians to "renew their commitment to pray constantly and to work for unity" at the same service.

Past popes and Anglican leaders have been much more outspoken about their differences - over issues ranging from women priests and homosexuality to church doctrine - during their meetings.

...The choice of the church for the joint service was symbolically significant because it was from there that the sixth century Pope St Gregory sent out monks to convert the English. The monks included the man who became St Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Geomagnetic Storm Warning

:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2012 Mar 10 1800 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
#
# Geophysical Alert Message
#
Solar-terrestrial indices for 09 March follow.
Solar flux 146 and estimated planetary A-index 68.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1800 UTC on 10 March was 3.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.

Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.

Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level occurred.

Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be strong.

Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level are likely.

Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level are expected.

Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are expected.

Solar X Ray M5 Warning

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5

Serial Number: 87
Issue Time: 2012 Mar 10 1835 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2012 Mar 10 1715 UTC
Maximum Time: 2012 Mar 10 1744 UT
End Time: 2012 Mar 10 1830 UTC
X-ray Class: M8.4
Location: N18W23
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate

Comment: No optical reports from ground stations. Location verified through GOES-15 SXI imagery

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.

Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

When Apostasy Runs Amok .

Right Side News

"...I stand with Joseph Farah on this issue. He states, "If you compare the personality of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- the Christian and Hebrew God -- with Allah, Islam's god, the contrast could not be more stark. The Hebrew-Christian God is characterized by love. The Islamic god is characterized by war and vengeance. The Hebrew-Christian God provides a clear path to redemption and personal salvation in a fallen world -- through repentance. The Islamic god provides only one certain path to personal salvation -- martyrdom. The Hebrew-Christian God elevates the status of women. The Islamic god does the opposite." - Jan Markell, Olive Tree Ministries




Newspaper catches Rick Warren fibbing?

WorldNetDaily.com

"...While many supporters of Warren insist that claims in the article are false, the Register reporter and an editor at the paper told WND that Saddleback Church leadership confirmed that the article was “factually accurate.”

“Folks at Saddleback initially made but then withdrew a request for a clarification to the story’s first paragraph,” reporter Jim Hinch told WND in an email.

“Instead of the words ‘Muslims and Christians worship the same God’ they wanted the story to read ‘Muslims and Christians believe that God is one.’ The rest of the story, they said, is factually accurate.”

WND calls and emails to Warren were not returned."

Rick Warren faces the latest controversy over Islam

Mattingly: Rick Warren faces the latest controversy over Islam, and the meaning of one God

Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
 
At the Dome of the Rock on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, centuries of Islamic doctrine have literally been carved into the shrine's walls.

Two quotations on the northwest wall will be of special interest to anyone interested in the latest whirlwind of controversy linked to evangelical superstar Rick Warren and his giant Saddleback Church.

The outer-face inscription states, in part: "Praise be to God who has not taken a son and who does not have any partner in dominion. ..." On the inside, after a reference to Jesus, is written: "Peace be upon the day he was born, the day he dies and the day he is raised up alive. That is Jesus, son of Mary. ... It is not for God to take a son."

In other words, Islam proclaims a strict monotheism, while rejecting the Christian belief that God is One, yet has been revealed as God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Thus, it matters that fundamentalist critics are circulating excerpts from a recent Orange County (Calif.) Register report claiming that Warren and his megachurch have joined with nearby mosques to promote a "set of theological principles" — called the King's Way — proclaiming that "Christians and Muslims worship the same God."



Rick Warren, Emergents and Muslims

The Sun's Assault of the Earth Continues







Friday, March 9, 2012

Calling Rick Warren: Do You Care Enough About The Truth To Share This Video At Saddleback?




Trouble viewing movie?

Go direct to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xCdehrV96U&feature=BFa&list=UUl2hTVvkDsYkC5g0hk2fVYg&lf=plcp

Rick Warren: Islam's Useful Idiot

Here's a collection of articles from FRONTPAGEMAG.COM regarding Rick Warren's affection for Islam...

Apprising Ministries continues to report on Rick Warren's "King's Way" scandal...

NEW THEOLOGICAL POSITION OF SADDLEBACK CHURCH CONCERNING ISLAM

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, ISLAM, AND GOD

RICK WARREN, ED STETZER, AND WATCHBLOGGERS

APPRISING MINISTRIES EXCLUSIVE ON RICK WARREN, JIM HINCH, AND ISLAM

Rick Warren: Muslims and Christians Worship The Same God


And this from American Thinker...

Islam's Useful Idiots


How about this...

"...ISNA is an American arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. It was founded in 1981 by a group of individuals which included the North American leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Sami al-Arian.

In 2007 and 2008, ISNA was named by the United States Justice Department as a willing participant in the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas.


All of this and much more had been made public prior to Pastor Warren’s invitation to speak at ISNA’s convention, but all of it was ignored.


At the convention, Warren’s fellow speakers included: Siraj Wahhaj, an “unindicted co-conspirator” of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Zulfiqar Ali Shah, the former South Asia Director of KindHearts, a Hamas fundraising group that was shut down by the FBI in February 2006; and Naeem Muhammad, a U.S. staff member of Islamic Relief, a “charity” that the Israeli government has claimed is a front for Hamas."  - Joe Kaufman

What is the stated goal of the Muslim Brotherhood?


Dr. Muhammad Badi, supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, said: "The Brotherhood is getting closer to achieving its greatest goal as envisioned by its founder, Imam Hassan al-Banna. This will be accomplished by establishing a righteous and fair ruling system [based on Islamic sharia], with all its institutions and associations, including a government evolving into a rightly guided caliphate and mastership of the world."

Meanwhile Islamic jihadists continue to slay Christians and Muslims who aren't the right kind of Muslims...

Islamists Declare Jihad On Nigerian Christians

Why The President Should Speak Out Against Religious Persecution

Lands Drenched In Innocent Blood: Boko Haram Declares War Against Christians

Daniel Pipes: Religious Persecution In Islamic Middle East "Acquiring Genocidal Characteristics"

What's more alarming...Rick Warren's Islamic interfaith effort or the thousands of Purpose Driven pastors who blindly follow "America's pastor"?

Hosea 4:6
 
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;
because you have rejected knowledge,
I reject you from being a priest to me.
And since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.

Geophysical Alert Message

Issued: 2012 Mar 09 1200 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
#
# Geophysical Alert Message
#
Solar-terrestrial indices for 08 March follow.

Solar flux 140 and estimated planetary A-index 24.

The estimated planetary K-index at 1200 UTC on 09 March was 7.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been strong.

Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level occurred.

Solar radiation storms reaching the S3 level occurred.

Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be strong.

Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level are expected

Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level are expected.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are likely.

Editor's note: Brace yourself for unprecedented natural disasters for next 8-10 days.

7.1 Mw - VANUATU

60 km (38 miles) NE (39 degrees) of Isangel, Vanuatu
206 km (128 miles) SE (137 degrees) of PORT-VILA, Vanuatu
324 km (201 miles) NE (34 degrees) of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
1934 km (1202 miles) ENE (65 degrees) of Brisbane, Australia

Geomagnetic Storm - G7

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK07
Serial Number: 85
Issue Time: 2012 Mar 09 1033 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7
Threshold Reached: 2012 Mar 09 1028 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0900-1200 UTC

Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G3 - Strong

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.

Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices.

Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur.
Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur.

Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.

Will The Arab Spring Take Root in Saudia Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s Shiite problem

At least seven young Shiite Muslims have been shot dead and several dozen wounded by security forces in Eastern Saudi Arabia in recent months. While details of the shootings remain unclear, and the ministry of interior claims those shot were attacking the security forces, mass protests have followed the funerals of the deceased. These events are only the latest developments in the decades-long struggle of the Saudi Shiites, which has taken on a new urgency in the context of 2011's regional uprisings -- but have been largely ignored by mainstream media.

The events of the Arab Spring have heightened long-standing tensions in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. Just three days after large-scale protests started in Bahrain on February 14, 2011, protests began in the Eastern Province, which is a 30-minute drive across the causeway from Bahrain. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Saudi interior ministry vowed to crush the protests with an "Iron Fist" and has unleashed a media-smear campaign against protests and the Shiites in general. While protests subsided over the summer, they started again in October and have become larger ever since, leading to an ever more heavy-handed response from the security forces...

The Bursting of the Church Growth Bubble

So much for the "build it and they will come" gospel...

Banks foreclosing on churches in record numbers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Banks are foreclosing on America's churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data.


The surge in church foreclosures represents a new wave of distressed property seizures triggered by the 2008 financial crash, analysts say, with many banks no longer willing to grant struggling religious organizations forbearance.

Since 2010, 270 churches have been sold after defaulting on their loans, with 90 percent of those sales coming after a lender-triggered foreclosure, according to the real estate information company CoStar Group.

In 2011, 138 churches were sold by banks, an annual record, with no sign that these religious foreclosures are abating, according to CoStar. That compares to just 24 sales in 2008 and only a handful in the decade before.

The church foreclosures have hit all denominations across America, black and white, but with small to medium size houses of worship the worst. Most of these institutions have ended up being purchased by other churches.

The highest percentage have occurred in some of the states hardest hit by the home foreclosure crisis: California, Georgia, Florida and Michigan.

"Churches are among the final institutions to get foreclosed upon because banks have not wanted to look like they are being heavy handed with the churches," said Scott Rolfs, managing director of Religious and Education finance at the investment bank Ziegler.

Church defaults differ from residential foreclosures. Most of the loans in question are not 30-year mortgages but rather commercial loans that typically mature after just five years when the full balance becomes due immediately.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood Guilty of Sedition

Brotherhood invading UAE social media - police chief

DUBAI // People linked to the Muslim Brotherhood have begun attacking the UAE through social media, the chief of Dubai Police says.

"There are some in the UAE who are in direct contact with the Muslim Brotherhood and are receiving directions from them," Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim said yesterday. "But the UAE … is rising against them to defend the country."

Gen Tamim said in a post on Twitter yesterday that "since Muslim Brotherhood has 'become a state', anyone advocating its cause is considered a foreign agent". The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party won the largest number of seats in Egypt's first post-revolution elections.

This week, Dubai Police arrested the general manager of the Ras Al Khaimah Holy Quran Foundation for alleged sedition.

Saleh Al Dhufairi, believed to be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested for "promoting ideas, whether in speech, writing or any other means, that cause sedition and harm national unity and social peace", police said.

Editor's note:  Americans need to wake up and recognize that the pot is on a slow boil.

US adds Vatican to money-laundering ‘concern’ list

By PHILIP PULLELLA | REUTERS

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican has for the first time appeared on the US State Department’s list of money-laundering centers but the tiny city-state is not rated as a high-risk country.

The 2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report was made public on Wednesday and Washington’s list of 190 countries classifies them in three categories: of primary concern, of concern and monitored.

The Vatican is in the second category, grouped with 67 other nations including Poland, Egypt, Ireland, Hungary and Chile.

It was added to the list because it was considered vulnerable to money-laundering and had recently established programs to prevent it, a State Department official said.

“To be considered a jurisdiction of concern merely indicates that there is a vulnerability to a financial system by money launderers. With the large volumes of international currency that goes through the Holy See, it is a system that makes it vulnerable as a potential money-laundering center,” Susan Pittman of the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, told Reuters.

Rick Warren's Willful Ignorance of Islam, Part III

From the Investigative Project on Terrorism

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest and most influential Muslim advocacy group in the United States. Its annual conference draws tens of thousands of people and, in 2009, was honored with a speech by Valerie Jarrett, a top advisor to President Barack Obama.



President Ingrid Mattson is Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary and active in interfaith dialogue.

ISNA has a troubling history, however, and its leadership ranks beyond Mattson include people who date back to the group's foundation by Muslim Brotherhood members. The organization grew out of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), which also was founded by Brotherhood members.


The Brotherhood is an 80-year-old Egyptian movement that seeks to spread Shariah, or Islamic law, far and wide.


Federal prosecutors included ISNA on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Hamas-financing prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). ISNA is listed among "individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood." The trial ended with guilty verdicts on 108 counts in November 2008.


Its conferences have featured rhetoric in support of terrorist groups and other radicalism. This continued at the 2009 convention, where panelists expressed extreme anti-Semitism and support for the terrorist group Hizballah.

Read the rest here and here.

Geomagnetic Storms Continue

:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt

:Issued: 2012 Mar 08 1200 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
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# Geophysical Alert Message
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Solar-terrestrial indices for 07 March follow.

Solar flux 136 and estimated planetary A-index 44.

The estimated planetary K-index at 1200 UTC on 08 March was 5.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been strong.

Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred.

Solar radiation storms reaching the S3 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be strong.

Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level are likely.

Solar radiation storms reaching the S3 level are expected.

Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are likely.

Rick Warren's Willful Ignorance of Islam, Part II

CBN: WASHINGTON -- The so-called Arab Spring has left the Muslim Brotherhood on the rise -- and not just in the Middle East.


The Brotherhood's allies are also exercising their influence here in the United States. These American Muslim pressure groups are targeting anyone who criticizes Islamic extremism.


So far, their tactics are working...


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Geomagnetic Storm!

Brace yourself for all kinds of natural disasters for the next 8-10 days...

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06
Serial Number: 276
Issue Time: 2012 Mar 07 1454 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2012 Mar 07 1448 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1200-1500 UTC

Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate

NEW THEOLOGICAL POSITION OF SADDLEBACK CHURCH CONCERNING ISLAM

From Apprising Ministries

By now you’re likely aware of Rick Warren builds bridge to Muslims by veteran journalist Jim Hinch, which ran in the Orange Country Register. Hinch told us that back in December that Rick Warren began “an effort to heal divisions between evangelical Christians and Muslims.”


One of the ways Hinch said Warren would do this is:

by partnering with Southern California mosques and proposing a set of theological principles that includes acknowledging that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

The effort, informally dubbed King’s Way, caps years of outreach between Warren and Muslims. (Online source)

Apprising Ministries began our coverage of this in Rick Warren, Islam, And Jim Hinch when Warren accused Hinch of putting out an article with “multiple errors.” I also shared Hinch’s defense that came from my discussion with him.

Then I would write Apprising Ministries Exclusive On Rick Warren, Jim Hinch, And Islam after I contacted Hinch again concerning how I might obtain a copy of the King’s Way because it hasn’t been published anywhere.

He was kind enough to share the relevant portion concerning what it says about God. Then Ed Stetzer of the SBC’s Lifeway Research publishing arm decided to take a swipe at ministries like this and come to Warren’s defense.

So, yesterday I wrote Rick Warren, Ed Stetzer, And Watchbloggers where I helped to focus attention on the issues and walk you through what’s at stake. Briefly, one can see why Hinch said what he did.

Read the rest at Apprising Ministries.

Rick Warren's Willful Ignorance of Islam

Stakelbeck on Terror Show: Islam's War on the Jews


On this week's edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror Show, we examine the roots of the Islamic world's animosity toward the Jewish people.

Watch as author Andrew Bostom discusses the history of Muslim anti-Semitism and shows how Islam's core texts promote these beliefs, which have been made official state policy by the Iranian regime today.


Plus, we take a closer look at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood's "spiritual leader" Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Also, learn more about a recent Pennsylvania court ruling that some have compared to Islamic sharia law.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

N Korea threatens war against S Korea

AFP

North Korea renewed threats to launch a 'sacred war' against South Korea, indicating cross-border ties will remain icy despite Pyongyang's surprise nuclear deal with Seoul's close ally Washington.

The North's agreement to freeze some nuclear and missile activities in return for massive US food aid has raised cautious hopes of eased tensions under its new young leader Kim Jong-Un.

Rick Warren's Chrislam

One News Now

...But Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, wonders how the Christian leader can overlook the Great Commission, which calls on Christians to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:16-20).

"Why and when did we get a pass on sharing our faith, on witnessing?" she wonders. "You can be a friend to a Muslim all the way into hell -- and that's where these Muslims are going, for Pete's sake. They're headed straight for hell, and Rick Warren could do something about that by sharing the gospel with them."

Markell says King's Way is part of the Church of Laodicea in Revelation 3.

"This is just more of the church that has lost its direction, that is not tending to the sheep properly," she decides.

The Olive Tree Ministries founder concludes that it is a tragedy that at this late hour, Warren is not telling lost Muslims that Christ is the only bridge to eternal life.

M-Class Flare Fires Off - Extreme Weather Breaks Out

Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media

Within the last hour of this writing, an M-Class flare has fired off from the Sun. In addition, two large "filaments" and a coronal hole are releasing large amounts of charged particles mostly in the form of a plasma cloud.

All three of these events will not show its affect on Earth for another 48 and 72 hours.

What we see today in the mid-west US in the way of tornadoes, straight-line winds, micro-bursts, and wind-shears are the result of several CMEs (coronal mass ejections) over the last six days.

Watch for continued extreme weather events to occur over the next 72 hours. Of course this will be extended with each new charged particle event.

6.9 Mw - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS

2012-03-03 12:19:55 UPDATED: (Mw 6.9) SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS -22.2 170.3 (58c6d)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Here Comes The 6th CME In As Many Days

Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media

BREAKING NEWS-JUST IN:
Two more CMEs (coronal mass ejection) have just fired off. Watch for extreme weather events over the next 72 hours. Because these events have been back to back, I expect to see "waves" of extreme weather to unfold. Watch for tornadoes, hurricanes (tropical storms), earthquake, volcanic, and extreme wind events such as straight-line winds, micro-bursts and wind-shears.