Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Egypt court upholds death sentence on eight Muslim Brotherhood members

Egypt court upholds death sentence on eight Muslim Brotherhood members


An Egyptian court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences passed on eight members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood convicted of assaulting a police station in 2013, official MENA news agency reported.
The Cairo Criminal Court made the decision after receiving the approval of the Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in Egypt.
The case dates back to August 2013 during a security crackdown on supporters of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi after his ouster in September.
The eight brotherhood members broke into Helwan Police Station, killing six people, including three policemen, and wounding 19 others, authorities said.
They also set the police station and security vehicles ablaze.
A total of 50 others were sentenced to life imprisonment, which is equal to 25 years in jail in Egypt.
Egypt has been battling waves of anti-security activities, mostly centred in North Sinai, since the army-led ouster of Morsi in 2013.
Islamists said the attacks targeting security personnel and the Copts were in retaliation for the crackdown against Morsi’s supporters and the Christians loyalty to the army.
Mr. Morsi, along with prominent figures of his brotherhood group, was sentenced to death over killing protesters, spying for foreign countries and other charges, but most of the charges are still appealable.

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Georgetown University Stumps for the Muslim Brotherhood

California battles fire and hepatitis



California is struggling with the largest and deadliest hepatitis A outbreak to hit the US in decades

Magnitude 2.1 Earthquake - New Hampshire


M2.1 - New Hampshire

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 2.1

Date-Time17 Oct 2017 21:41:27 UTC17 Oct 2017 17:41:27 near epicenter17 Oct 2017 16:41:27 standard time in your time zone

Location 43.543N 71.588WDepth0 kmDistances2.0 km (1.2 mi) ESE of North Sanbornton, New Hampshire9.7 km (6.0 mi) W of Laconia, New Hampshire33.7 km (20.9 mi) N of East Concord, New Hampshire37.5 km (23.2 mi) N of Concord, New Hampshire54.7 km (33.9 mi) ESE of Lebanon, New Hampshire

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.7 km; Vertical 3.6 kmParametersNph = 28; Dmin = 9.7 km; Rmss = 0.60 seconds; Gp = 76°
Version = 2Event IDld 60144231

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network
Columbia University
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/LCSN/

Friday, October 13, 2017

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06 Serial Number: 453 Issue Time: 2017 Oct 13 1500 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6

Threshold Reached: 2017 Oct 13 1459 UTC Synoptic Period: 1200-1500 UTC

Active Warning: Yes NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

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

Fatima - Miracle of the Sunor a Harbinger

Fatima - Miracle of the Sun or a Harbinger of Deception?


 About Fatima
100 years ago an event happened that changed the world. Upwards of 70,000 were gathered in the little village of Fatima, Portugal. They were told, by an apparition that had appeared to three children—what many believed to be Mary of the Bible—that a miracle would occur. Something happened on October 13, 1917 and thousands of people witnessed it... It was called, The Miracle of the Sun.
The Watchman Chronicles presents FATIMA - Miracle of the Sun or a Harbinger of Deception?
What did the witnesses in 1917 really see?
Did Psychics predict the events of Fatima? Why did the apparition only speak telepathically with the children?What happened to the original testimonies of the witnesses taken 1917?Why was the main seer Lucia cloistered with a vow of silence for almost 2 decades? What actually appeared in the sky in 1917? Many witnesses described seeing a dull, silver disc...Were there other phenomena seen that day, such as "flying hats?"
The Watchman Chronicles with host L. A. Marzulli travelled to Fatima, Portugal to get the answers. You'll be astounded when you hear what amounts to a completely different version of the events than we have been led to believe.Coming this September... 
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

M6.6 - Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska


M6.6 - Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.6 Date-Time 8 Oct 2017 22:34:34 UTC8 Oct 2017 22:34:34 near epicenter

8 Oct 2017 17:34:34 standard time in your time zone

Location52.450N 176.808EDepth111 km

Distances172.7 km (107.1 mi) NW of Amchitka, Alaska1119.7 km (694.2 mi) ESE of Klyuchi, Russia1224.6 km (759.3 mi) E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia1241.5 km (769.7 mi) E of Yelizovo, Russia1242.1 km (770.1 mi) E of Vilyuchinsk, Russia

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 9.1 km; Vertical 8.3 kmParametersNph = 67; Dmin = 186.0 km; Rmss = 0.79 seconds; Gp = 72°
Version =Event IDus 2000b2vq

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

My Help Comes From The Lord

           Psalm 31English Standard Version (ESV)

21 Blessed be the Lord,
    for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me
    when I was in a besieged city.
22 I had said in my alarm,[b]
    “I am cut off from your sight.”
But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy
    when I cried to you for help.
23 Love the Lord, all you his saints!
    The Lord preserves the faithful
    but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
    all you who wait for the Lord!


Psalm 41English Standard Version (ESV)


11 By this I know that you delight in me:
    my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.
12 But you have upheld me because of my integrity,
    and set me in your presence forever.
13 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting!
Amen and Amen.

Psalm 51English Standard Version (ESV)

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
    wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right[b] spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.


Psalm 61English Standard Version (ESV)

Hear my cry, O God,
    listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth I call to you
    when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
    that is higher than I,
for you have been my refuge,
    a strong tower against the enemy.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Rick Warren's Ecumenical Modeling for Unbelievers Distorts The Biblical Christ


“If unbelievers like what they see, they will listen to what we say,” Warren also remarked. “Consider this: about 25 percent of Americans are Catholic Christians, and another 25 percent are Evangelical Christians. That’s about half of America! If just these two groups were committed to modeling the love of Christ together, imagine all the good that could happen!” - Rick Warren



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Rick Warren Hopes His Partnership With Roman Catholic Leader Will Become ‘Model’ for World

Rick Warren Hopes His Partnership With Roman Catholic Leader Will Become ‘Model’ for World




Photo Credit: Diocese of Orange

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Megachurch leader Rick Warren, known for his best-selling book “The Purpose-Driven Life,” said in a recent interview that he hopes his partnership with a local Roman Catholic leader to collaboratively combat social ills becomes a “model” for others around the world. His remarks have drawn disagreement from those who believe that ecumenism with those who preach another gospel is unbiblical.
The Roman Catholic site Crux published the interview, which featured both Warren and friend Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, on Sept. 14. They were asked by interviewer and diocese Chancellor Pia de Solenni to share about how their friendship formed and developed.
Vann recalled that Warren attended his installation as the bishop of Orange and also called to congratulate him. The two continued to communicate and soon also began praying together.

Pope Continues Ecumenical Embrace of Islam

The Pope, Peace and Islamic Fundamentalists



"...After a visit to the Vatican on September 20, a delegation of the Muslim World League (MWL), an international NGO based in, and funded by, Saudi Arabia, lauded Pope Francis for his past statements rejecting the link between Islam and violence. During their "historic meeting," MWL Secretary-General Muhammad Abdul-Kareem Al-Issa and the Pope exchanged gifts and reportedly vowed to enhance cooperation "in all areas to achieve common goals, notably the spread of peace and harmony."
The next day, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the WML held an "informal meeting... during which it was repeated that:
  • Religion and violence are incompatible;
  • Religions have moral resources capable of contributing to fraternity and peace;
  • The phenomenon of fundamentalism, particularly when violent, is troubling and joint efforts are required to counter it, and
  • Situations exist where freedom of conscience and of religion are not entirely respected and protected, so there is an urgent need to remedy this, renewing 'religious discourse' and reviewing school books."
The two groups then agreed to establish a joint permanent committee "in the near future" to address these issues.
Similar sentiments were expressed by the leaders of Cairo's al-Azhar University -- the world's leading Islamic center of learning for Sunni Muslims -- at its International Peace Conference in April, after Pope Francis delivered an address for which the audience awarded him much applause. According to an account in the National Catholic Register, "Probably to avoid offending its Muslim members, who consider Jesus only a prophet, [Pope Francis] seemed to deliberately omit any explicit mention of the Lord's name, preferring to focus more generally on 'God' and the 'Absolute.'"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK07 Serial Number: 111 Issue Time: 2017 Sep 28 0805 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 Threshold Reached: 2017 Sep 28 0805 UTC Synoptic Period: 0600-0900 UTC Active

Warning: Yes NOAA Scale: G3 - Strong NOAA

Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

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.

Editor's note

Brace for severe weather and significant geological events for next two weeks

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06 Serial Number: 449 Issue Time: 2017 Sep 27 2222 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6 Threshold Reached: 2017 Sep 27 2220 UTC

Synoptic Period: 2100-2400 UTC Active Warning: Yes NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather

Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.

Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.

Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.

Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake - south of the Fiji Islands

Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time26 Sep 2017 04:20:01 UTC26 Sep 2017 04:20:01 near epicenter25 Sep 2017 23:20:01 standard time in your timezoneLocation23.713S 176.937WDepth98 kmDistances332.7 km (206.3 mi) SSW of Vaini, Tonga333.5 km (206.8 mi) SW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga336.4 km (208.5 mi) SSW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga781.9 km (484.8 mi) SE of Suva, Fiji879.8 km (545.4 mi) SE of Nadi, Fiji

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Maryland Imam: Goal of Jihad Is to Implement Sharia

Maryland imam: ‘Goal of Jihad is Sharia…Sharia Spread by the Sword’ 


Sheikh Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa, head of the Islamic Jurisprudence Center in Clarksburg, Maryland, gave a lecture in Toronto, Canada in 2010, in which he said that Muslims could only live in the land of the infidels under certain circumstances, one of which was to do da’wa. “When the caliphate is established, you need to pack your bags and go home,” he said. In the lecture on the jurisprudence of interaction with non-Muslims, which was delivered at the Abu Huraira Center in Toronto and posted on YouTube in August 2010, Bengharsa stressed that historically, Islam had been spread by the sword and said that the purpose of Jihad is to establish the law of Allah and that while you can’t force a person to believe in Allah, “you can force him to live by the shari’a.”



500,000 people evacuated from Japan and China from Tropical Storm Talim


Hundreds of thousands were evacuated Sunday after Tropical Storm Talim made landfall in Japan, packing strong winds and heavy rainfall.
Nearly a foot of rain has already fallen in parts of eastern Kyushu, according to weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce.
The torrential downpours could result in flooding and landslides.
In Kagoshima Prefecture, 230,000 people were evacuated, EuroNews.com reports.
Nearly 60,000 were issued evacuation orders in parts of Oita and Miyazaki prefectures, the Japan Times reports.
"The mountains seem about to collapse," a resident of Asakura told EuroNews.
"I think it will be okay but I am still scared."
A 71-year-old man is reportedly missing in Oita prefecture, where more than 500 people have become stranded, Xinhuanet reports.
Operators of bullet trains reported stoppages due to power outages and the heavy rain, Bloomberg reports.
The storm caused flight cancellations Saturday after bringing high winds and significant rainfall to the country's southern islands.
China Airlines, Tigerair Taiwan and EVA Airways have all cancelled flights, Focus Taiwan reports. The storm will continue to affect Japan with heavy rain and gusty winds as it accelerates northeastward according to Dolce.
Before hitting mainland Japan, Talim caused more than 18,000 homes in the city of Miyako, located about 1,000 miles southwest of Tokyo and home to 54,000 people, to lose power.
The highest 24-hour rainfall total in more than 40 years was recorded there Wednesday.

Second Category 5 Hurricane in a Week in the Atlantic

Hurricane Maria smashes into Dominica records the second category 5 hurricane in a week in the Atlantic

Maria Mon eve
Satellite imagery showing Hurricane Maria early Monday night as it tracks over the Leeward Islands. (Image/NOAA)

Caribbean Islands devastated just last week by colossus category 5 Hurricane Irma are now bracing themselves for the second category 5 hurricane in a week and is heading for Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica causing widespread damage according to officials.
Hurricane Maria suddenly strengthened to a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island.
Maria is following the same track as Hurricane Irma which devasted the many Caribbean Islands earlier this month.
With sustained winds of 250km/h (155mph) Maria is a category 4 hurricane but it is expected to strengthen again as it head's for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the warm waters of the Caribbean are considered jet fuel for hurricanes.

NASA and NOAA satellites have provided data on Maria as it strengthened into a major Hurricane headed toward the Leeward Islands.
NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Maria that showed cooling cloud top temperatures and NOAA's GOES satellite provided an animation of imagery that showed the storm developing and strengthening.
The GPM satellite found "Hot" towering clouds that indicated strengthening was occurring before Maria became a major hurricane.

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake - 5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico

Quake strikes on anniversary of 1985 Mexico City quake that killed thousands.


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Rick Warren, Bishop Hail Unity as Model for Evangelicals and Catholics to Follow

Rick Warren, Calif. Bishop Hail Unity as Model for Evangelicals and Catholics to Follow



Megachurch pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and California Roman Catholic Bishop Kevin Vann recently opened up about their years-long friendship and cooperation as a model for evangelicals and Catholics around the world to follow.
Crux Now shared an interview on Thursday, which was conducted by Pia de Solenni, a lay Catholic theologian and chancellor of the Orange County diocese, where Vann explained that his friendship with Warren began five years ago when they met at his installation.
"In the months and years that followed, I discovered the blessing of sharing the concerns of ministry with Rick, talking about our homilies and what we were both studying, and praying together. Our relationship has also been blessed to include Kay, his wife," Vann explained.
"Also, Rick's staff at Saddleback and our staff at the Diocese began to get to know each other through various meetings, sharing not only our common love for the Lord, but also our love for the Church, fellowship, and praying together."

FLASHBACK:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014

The Dragon, The King and The Beast Rising

Watchman Bible Study

Daniel’s Dream: The Four Kingdoms [Daniel 7]

Also related to this same examination of nations through history is a dream Daniel experienced that gives another perspective of the subject of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and also relates it to a future vision that will be experienced by John and written in the Book of Revelation. To see more how history lines up with the following, go here.
Daniel 7:1-8
1-3: In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
[Babylon]
4: The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. [See Daniel 4:30-37]
[Persia]
5: And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
[Greece]
6: After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
[Rome/Revived Roman Empire]
7,8: After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron [Daniel 2:40-45] teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns[Revelation 13:1-10] I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn[The beast or antichrist] before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
[Interpretation]
17: These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. [Big picture]



As we saw in Daniel 2 the last kingdom is that made of iron just as the iron teeth from the fourth kingdom, but a distinction is made of a section of this iron part of the statue that is mixed with clay, the feet and toes. Just as the animals in Daniel 7 show a progression through time, so does the statue show a progression from the head to the feet through history, the feet being the last kingdom before Christ returns to rule the Earth.

The 10 toes are then comparable to the 10 horns and 10 kings from which a little horn, the man of sin, arises. This is because what all of these have in common is their placement in history just before Christ returns and takes the kingdoms beginning the millennial reign of Christ. The connection of the animals becomes significant when reading what John wrote in Revelation where those same animals are used to describe a beast coming from the sea.
Revelation 13:1-5
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authorityAnd I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies;

and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.Like a leopard (Historical: Daniel 7:6 - Greece)Feet as a bear (Historical: Daniel 7:5 - Persia)Mouth as a lion (Historical: Daniel 7:4 - Babylon)What’s interesting is that they are in reverse order from Daniel 7 above. This seems appropriate from John’s perspective looking back through history from the end, not into the future from the beginning as Daniel did. These animals mixed into one beast shows us the overview of the worldly Gentile governments represented in one beast being related to the end times period leading to Christ’s return. These four animals represent only four kingdoms while there are seven heads on this beast made up of these four animals.