Magnitude 6.5 quake hits southern Mexico. MEXICO CITY (AP) - A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca Wednesday, and was felt at least as far away as Mexico City. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered in a sparsely populated, mountainous area of Oaxaca near the southern Pacific coast. Gilberto Lopez of the Oaxaca state civil defense department said his office is still assessing the situation and did not yet know if there were injuries or damage.
Hurricane Alex churns toward Mexico, Texas coasts. BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Hurricane Alex churned westward through the Gulf of Mexico early Wednesday, far from oil spill cleanup efforts but on a collision course with Mexico and the southern Texas coastline. The NationalHurricaneCenter in Miami upgraded the storm to a Category 1 hurricane, the least powerful type, shortly before 10 p.m. CDT Tuesday after measuring sustained winds of 75 mph. Alex became the first June hurricane in the Atlantic since 1995, the center said. Texas residents had been preparing for the storm for days, readying their homes and businesses and stocking up on household essentials. But the storm was expected to deal only a glancing blow to the state and to make landfall Wednesday evening south of Matamoros, Mexico, and some 100 miles south of Brownsville. Oil rigs and platforms in the path of the storm's outer bands were evacuated, and President Barack Obama issued a pre-emptive federal disaster declaration for southern Texas counties late Tuesday.
China, US open disease study center in Shanghai. SHANGHAI - American and Shanghai health authorities opened an epidemiology center in the Chinese city Tuesday to train experts in sleuthing out ways to prevent chronic and epidemic diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is helping with training and technical assistance at the center that will be "driven by what are the major public health issues in this country," said CDC deputy director Stephen B. Thacker. Outbreaks of SARS (sudden acute respiratory syndrome) and bird flu since 2003, and last year's swine flu epidemic have driven home the rising risks from new diseases or deadly mutations of epidemic ailments, especially in developing countries that may lack the infrastructure to cope with them before they get out of hand. Thacker said they also need more experts in the broad areas of public health, not just communicable diseases. "We need to look at what's killing people, what's putting people in hospitals.
Gulf beaches hit as distant hurricane pushes oil. GRAND ISLE, La. - Rough seas generated by Hurricane Alex pushed more oil from the massive spill onto Gulf coast beaches as cleanup vessels were sidelined by the far-away storm's ripple effects. The hurricane was churning coastal waters across the oil-affected region on the Gulf of Mexico. Waves as high as 6 feet and winds over 25 mph have pushed more oil onshore in the coastal regions. In Louisiana, the storm pushed an oil patch toward Grand Isle and uninhabited Elmer's Island, dumping tar balls as big as apples on the beach. The loss of skimmers, combined with gusts driving water into the coast, left beaches especially vulnerable. In Alabama, the normally white sand was streaked with long lines of oil. One swath of beach 40 feet wide was stained brown and mottled with globs of oil matted together.
More Young Moms Being Treated for Meth, Marijuana Abuse. (HealthDay News) - Among pregnant teens admitted for substance abuse treatment, the proportion treated for methamphetamine abuse more than quadrupled - from 4.3 percent to 18.8 percent - between 1992 and 2007, while admission rates for marijuana abuse more than doubled, from 19.3 percent to 45.9 percent, a new government study shows.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly one out of every three U.S. home sales in the first quarter was a foreclosure property as steep price discounts boosted demand for distressed real estate, RealtyTrac said in a new report on Wednesday.
Bear in first recorded Ky. attack still at large. FRANKFORT, Ky. - A black bear that mauled a hiker eluded traps Tuesday and a scenic area in the Daniel Boone National Forest remained closed to the public following the rare attack by an Appalachian bear on a human. Wildlife Division Director Karen Waldrop said the agency's policy is to kill any bear that behaves aggressively toward humans, and officials have closed the popular scenic area and set traps. The closure should help keep the bear from being scared out of the area.
July 2, 2010
MRSA, or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, can be particularly dangerous because it is resistant to treatment with most antibiotics.
Solar Scientists Say Sun Behaving Strangely. The sun has cycles - periods of high activity, when it has a lot of sunspots, and low activity, when things on the surface seem calm. NASA astronomer David Hathaway says activity is unusually low right now. A new solar observatory may shine light on the mystery.
Gulf oil cleanup resumes, new drilling rules awaited. HOUSTON (Reuters) - Washington was preparing a revised offshore oil drilling moratorium and cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico returned to normal on Friday after hurricane Alex passed through the region without doing major damage. The U.S. Interior Department, one of the departments spearheading the response to the BP oil spill, could issue a revised offshore oil drilling moratorium for U.S. waters in the coming week. A federal court last week struck down a six-month drilling ban imposed by the Obama administration in response to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The new moratorium is expected to be more flexible and could be adjusted to allow drilling in certain subsea fields. In another political development, bipartisan lawmakers on Friday sought tax breaks for mostly small business to help cushion the economic blow from the disaster, which has devastated Gulf fishing and tourist industries.
The size of the US labour force has shrunk since May by 652,000, the second largest monthly fall since 1995, as fears that the US economic recovery may be fizzling out took hold.
July 4, 2010
6 dead in Mexico in floods caused by Alex. MEXICO CITY - The death toll in Mexico from flooding caused by former Hurricane Alex has risen to six, authorities said Friday. The victims died in and around the northern city of Monterrey. President Felipe Calderon toured damaged areas of the city where the force of flood waters had tossed and flipped cars and pickup trucks, and nearly buried houses in mud and rocks. Calderon said 1,200 soldiers had been dispatched to help in relief efforts. The city was hit by heavy rain on Thursday that swelled the Santa Catarina river, which is normally dry. The flooding damaged bridges in Monterrey as well as railway tracks in the region.
U.S. Jobs Picture Darkens. Payrolls Shrink for First Time This Year as Census Work Winds Down. Nonfarm payrolls fell 125,000, their first month of losses this year, as the government let 225,000 census workers go, the Labor Department said Friday.
July 5, 2010
Officials say BP spill now hitting all U. S.Gulf states. TEXAS CITY, Texas –Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill found on a Texas beach were confirmed Monday as the first evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has reached all the Gulf states. A Coast Guard official said it was possible that the oil hitched a ride on a ship and was not carried naturally by currents to the barrier islands of the eastern Texas coast, but there was no way to know for sure. The amount discovered is tiny in comparison to what has coated beaches so far in the hardest-hit parts of the Gulf coast in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. It still provoked the quick dispatch of cleaning crews and a vow that BP will pay for the trouble.
Horses dragged driver as he tried to stop rampage. BELLEVUE, Iowa - The buggy driver whose horses trampled spectators at this town's Fourth of July parade had tried desperately to stop the rampage, clinging to the reins as the animals dragged him down the street, his family said Monday. Mardell Steines was in the buggy with his wife, Janet, his daughter-in-law, his 7-year-old grandson and his 5-year-old granddaughter Sunday when the horses bolted toward the end of the parade, injuring 24 people and killing Janet Steines. Police said the horses were spooked after they rubbed heads and the bridle fell off one of them. The animals went on a rampage over six blocks, plowing through spectators and children stooping to snatch up candy that had been tossed along the parade route.
8 Problems That Could Trigger a U. S. Double-Dip Recession. With stock prices spiraling downward and treasury yields tanking, the market has been sending a clear message this week: The fragile economic recovery is in trouble. But just how bad is the outlook? In the aftermath of a bleak second quarter, experts are still divided about the likelihood of a double-dip recession. What's becoming clearer with each new report, though, is that the economy--even if it doesn't double dip--is steadily losing ground. The economic souring is being spearheaded by an anemic labor market, a skeptical consumer base, a weak housing market, and a global debt crisis that threatens to overwhelm national governments, just to name a few. Further deterioration in even one of these arenas could be enough to trigger a double-dip, which is loosely defined as a period during which a recovery is interrupted by economic contraction, usually in the form of negative GDP growth.
July 8, 2010
East Coast of U.S. to get relief from heat, not humidity. NEW YORK - After four days of a steamy heat wave swamped much of the Eastern Seaboard, the likelihood of just 80- or 90-degree weather was sounding downright delectable. On Wednesday, with triple-digit highs recorded from New York to Charlotte, N.C., roads buckled, nursing homes with air-conditioning problems were forced to evacuate and utilities called for conservation as the electrical grid neared its capacity. In the nation's biggest city, Wall Streeters sweltered in business suits on subway platforms and senior citizens schlepped to grocery stores on streets that seemed like frying pans. The mercury hit 100 degrees by 3 p.m. Wednesday after topping out at 103 on Tuesday.
Thousands of Undiscovered Plant Species Face Extinction Worldwide. Faced with threats such as habitat loss and climate change, thousands of rare flowering plant species worldwide may become extinct before scientists can even discover them, according to a paper published today by a trio of American and British researchers in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "Scientists have estimated that, overall, there could be between 5 million and 50 million species, but fewer than 2 million of these species have been discovered to date. Using novel methods, they were able to refine the estimate of total species for flowering plants, and calculate how many of those remain undiscovered.
Magnitude-5.4 quake strikes Southern California. 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. The quake was centered 30 miles south of Palm Springs California.
IMF raises world growth forecast but risks rising. IMF raises 2010 global growth forecast but says Europe's debt crisis might stall recovery. BEIJING (AP) -- The global economy is recovering faster than expected but Europe's debt crisis might stall the rebound and governments need to shore up shaky public confidence, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday. The IMF raised its 2010 world growth forecast to 4.6 percent from 4.2 percent in April and boosted estimates for the United States and China. But its quarterly World Economic Outlook warned that "risks have risen sharply" and Europe has to quickly resolve debt problems and restore confidence in its banks. Europe's problems could spill over to other regions and stall the global recovery.
New retail data: Luxury shoppers pull back in June. New retail data: Luxury shoppers tighten belts again, creating worries about economic recovery. After a surprisingly solid start to the year, overall spending also has slowed in recent months, and analysts are concerned that shoppers will remain tightfisted through the crucial holiday season. The 3.9 percent decline in luxury spending from a year earlier is particularly worrisome because the well-heeled households with annual incomes in the top 20 percent, about $158,000 on average, account for almost 40 percent of overall consumer spending. A downtrend in luxury spending, which excludes jewelry but includes upscale clothing, accessories and restaurants, could signal trouble for retail and in turn for the broader economy. Consumer spending, including such major expenses as health care, makes up about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity.
Rise in new terror groups globally, fewer coordinated attacks, report finds. COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The deadly, coordinated terror strikes in London five years ago - the 7/7 transit attacks - reflect emerging global trends, reports the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), based at the University of Maryland. These trends include the rise in the number of new terror groups and a continued drop in the number of coordinated attacks, which are usually far more lethal. The report is based on START's unclassified Global Terrorism Database, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. NEW PERPETRATORS: The report notes the rising number of new terror organizations world wide - on average 41 new organizations per year since 2000. The number of new organizations increased each year since 2004.
'Business as usual' crop development won't satisfy future demand. URBANA - Although global grain production must double by 2050 to address rising population and demand, new data from the University of Illinois suggests crop yields will suffer unless new approaches to adapt crop plants to climate change are adopted. Improved agronomic traits responsible for the remarkable increases in yield accomplished during the past 50 years have reached their ceiling for some of the world's most important crops. "Global change is happening so quickly that its impact on agriculture is taking the world by surprise," said Don Ort, U of I professor of crop sciences and USDA/ARS scientist. "Until recently, we haven't understood the urgency of addressing global change in agriculture. The need for new technologies to conduct global change research on crops in an open-field environment is holding the commercial sector back from studying issues such as maximizing the elevated carbon dioxide advantage or studying the effects of ozone pollution on crops.
June 11, 2010
Borne on the Wing: The Avian Influenza bird flu Risk in US Wild Songbirds Mapped. Scientists have discovered that 22 species of passerine songbirds and perching birds in the contiguous U.S. are carriers of low-pathogenicity avian influenza. Pathogenicity is the ability of a germ to produce an infectious disease in an organism.
SAIPAN, Northern Marianas - A moderate earthquake has hit near U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Marianas islands, but there were no reports of injury or damage.
Storm hits Adelaide, Melbourne spared. South Australians have been cleaning up from a severe storm that swept across southeast Australia, tearing down trees in two states with strong winds gusting to 120km/h. Victorians had been warned the weather system could prove dangerous for them on Saturday but the heaviest damage was confined to metropolitan Adelaide.
Concerns Spread over Environmental Costs of Producing Shale Gas. PITTSBURGH- Around suppertime on June 3 in Clearfield County, Pa., a geyser of natural gas and sludge began shooting out of a well called Punxsutawney Hunting Club 36. The toxic stew of gas, salt water, mud and chemicals went 75 feet into the air for 16 hours. Some of this mess seeped into a stream northeast of Pittsburgh. When used to fire up a power plant, natural gas produces less air pollutants and half of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by conventional coal plants. But extracting the gas from deep sedimentary rock and shipping it to consumers is an industrial process. It requires massive amounts of water and reliable cement and pipe jobs. It also has wastewater-disposal issues and generates air pollution.
For now, oil spews unchecked in effort to cap well (AP) AP - Hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil are being allowed to spew into the fouled waters of the U. S. Gulf of Mexico while BP engineers prepare to install a new containment system they hope will catch the oil. BP says oil spill costs have climbed to $3.5 billion.
Jacob's House Comment,
The destroying of God's earth that is going on by many greedy men in the Gulf of Mexico will lead to God's jealousy and wrath being shown on this earth as never before. It will lead to God's long planned visitation of this earth and the destroying of the old and corrupt order that is here today.
June 12, 2010
Afghan civilian deaths rise, but NATO kills fewer in air strikes. KABUL, Afg hanistan - Escalating violence in Afghanistan is now the worst since the early months of the nearly 9-year-old war, killing 1,074 civilians so far this year as international forces struggle to establish security, an Afghan rights group said Monday. Violence has soared across Afghanistan in recent months, as 30,000 more American troops arrived to bolster the international force. The reinforcements are moving into Taliban strongholds in the south and east of the country to try to strengthen Afghan government control, and insurgents have responded with a wave of ambushes, suicide attacks, roadside bombs and assassinations. The war's escalation has taken a huge toll on the Afghan people, with 212 civilians killed last month alone.
Jacob's House Comment,
You are now beginning to see the results of foul evil spirits going into Afghanistan to bring chaos, construction, and confusion to this area of the world. Therefore, as it is in Iraq now the death toll will accelerate in the coming months as these foul evil spirits bring mayhem to the godless people and fools who are there.
Immigration to rich countries fell during crisis. PARIS - Immigration to rich countries dropped during the global economic crisis, reversing five years of annual increases as the demand for labor fell, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Monday. A report showed that 4.4 million people migrated to the OECD's 31 member countries, the world's most developed economies, in 2008. That is a drop of about 6 percent from the year before. The fall reverses five years of annual increases of 11 percent, the OECD said in its International Migration Outlook 2010. National data suggest that international migraation fell again in 2009.
Jacob's House Comment,
The Lord God has always been against people of differnt nations and tribes coming together and promoting their evil ways and desires to each other. Therefore, the economic problems and troubles we are seeing in many nations today will not go away anytime soon. God is in control and He will keep these nations in a state of woe, poor judgment decisions, and problems, until the second coming of His Son, Jesus, is a reality.
July 13, 2010
17 dead, 44 missing as landslides hit China towns. BEIJING - Landslides slammed into three mountain hamlets in western China early Tuesday, killing 17 people and leaving 44 missing, while crews drained a fast-rising reservoir in another part of the country following heavy rains. The landslides swept through three different areas before dawn, state media said. In the worst-hit town of Xiaohe in Yunnan province, four died and rescuers were searching for 42 others, the official provincial newspaper Yunnan Daily reported on its website. Another 38 were injured. In neighboring Sichuan province, seven died and one person was missing in Yandai village, while rescuers recovered six bodies and were searching for one person in Sima village, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Scientists roll out mats to kill Lake Tahoe clams. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Scuba-diving scientists are unrolling long rubber mats across the bottom of Lake Tahoe coves in an attempt to quell a clam invasion that could cloud the world-reknown cobalt waters. The half-acre mats are designed to smother dime-sized nonnative Asian clams that can reach populations of 5,000 per square yard. The clams were first found in 2002 in the Sierra Nevada lake that straddles the California-Nevada border, after they were likely inadvertently brought in by boaters. Scientists fear the clams could change the lake's chemistry, opening the door to other invasive species. Officials are also trying to eliminate infestations of two nonnative plants, the Eurasian Water Milfoil and Curly Leaf Pondweed. They set up four roadside inspection stations two years ago and ordered inspections of all boats entering the water in an attempt to keep out other foreign species, particularly quagga mussels and New Zealand mudsnails.
FDA nears approval of genetically engineered salmon. WASHINGTON - They may not be the 500-pound "Frankenfish" that some researchers were talking about 10 years ago, but a Massachusetts company says it's on the verge of receiving federal approval to market a quick-growing Atlantic salmon that's been genetically modified with help from a Pacific Chinook salmon. Though genetically engineered crops such as corn and soybeans have been part of the American diet for several years, if the Food and Drug Administration approves it, the salmon would be the first transgenic animal headed for the dinner table. Farmed salmon are raised in net pens in coastal waters along Washington state , Maine and British Columbia . Most commonly, the fish being raised are Atlantic salmon, and the fear is they'll escape and compete with endangered native stocks. By some estimates, between 400,000 and 1 million Atlantic salmon have escaped into the wild from the 75 or so net-pen operations in British Columbia . A Purdue University study using a computer model, widely criticized by the biotechnology industry, showed that if 60 transgenic fish bred in a population of 60,000 wild fish, the wild fish would be extinct in 40 generations. Company researchers have added a growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon as well as an on-switch gene from the ocean pout, a distant relative of the salmon, to a normal Atlantic salmon's roughly 40,000 genes. Salmon normally feed only during the spring and summer, but when the on-switch from the pout's gene is triggered, they eat year round. The result is a transgenic salmon that grows to market size in about half the time as a normal salmon, 16 to 18 months, rather than three years.
Jacob's House Comment,
As we have reported before on this website, man will destroy this planet within the next few years if God does not intervene. Because of the sin, lust, wickedness, and greed in man's soul he will destroy the food and water supply of this world called earth. However, God is about to intervene and stop this madness which is occurring today. We at Jacob's House know God's visitation to this world is only a few short seasons away. Then shall the dead here never find grace or mercy in God's eyes. Instead, they will be condemned to suffer for their sinful ideas and ways for an extended amount of time, even thousands upon thousands of years.
June 15, 2010
U. S. wall Street crackdown and consumer guards are passed. WASHINGTON - Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expandingconsumer protections to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that knocked the economy to its knees. A year in the making and 22 months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a worldwide panic in credit and other markets, the bill cleared its final hurdle with a 60-39 Senate vote. It now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature, expected as early as Wednesday. The law will give the government new powers to break up companies that threaten the economy, create a new agency to guard consumers in their financial transactions and shine a light into shadow financial markets that escaped the oversight of regulators.
BP chokes off the oil leak; now begins the wait. NEW ORLEANS - BP finally choked off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, 85 days and up to 184 million gallons after the crisis unfolded, then began a tense 48 hours of watching to see whether the capped-off well would hold or blow a new leak. To the relief of millions of people along the Gulf Coast, the big, billowing brown cloud of crude at the bottom of the sea disappeared from the underwater video feed for the first time since the disaster began in April. But the company stopped far short of declaring victory over the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history and one of the nation's worst environmental disasters, a catastrophe that has killed wildlife and threatened the livelihoods of fishermen, restaurateurs, and oil industry workers from Texas to Florida. Now begins a waiting period during which engineers will monitor pressure gauges and watch for signs of leaks elsewhere in the well. The biggest risk: Pressure from the oil gushing out of the ground could fracture the well and make the leak even worse, causing oil to spill from other spots on the sea floor. Ultimately, the cap may have to be opened up, allowing oil to spill into the sea again.
U. S. Gov't says abuse of prescription meds skyrocketing. WASHINGTON - A new government study finds a 400 percent increase in the number of people admitted to treatment for abusing prescription pain medication. The increase in substance abuse among people ages 12 and older was recorded during the 10-year-period from 1998 to 2008. It spans every gender, race, ethnicity, education and employment level, and all regions of the country. Prescription drug abuse is now the second-most prevalent form of illicit drug use in the country, and the nation's fastest-growing drug problem.
Jacob's House Comment,
The devil is beginning to make inroads into many people all over this world today. He is now directing his evil angels to destroy, conquer, and desimate millions of people who are refusing to acknowledge Jesus is their Lord. He is now here with His evil angels to bring the curse upon the ones who are unwilling to submit to the Creator who made them. This evil and damnation the devil is bringing is going door to door and house to house at this time. It is looking for the people inside these houses who do not have the blood of Jesus upon them to shield them from his trouble, his filthiness, his pain, his damnation, and his crippling woe.
See the Prophecy on this website entitled, "God's Words on Evil Today".
U.S. groups target 20 possible causes of cancer. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Cancer Society and three federal agencies named 19 chemicals and shift work on Thursday as potential causes of cancer that deserve more investigation. Most are familiar names, such as chloroform, formaldehyde and polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs, but the list includes indium phosphide, a relatively new compound used in making flat-screen televisions. All have been classified as possible carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer or IARC, the United Nations cancer agency.
Record Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere Puzzles Scientists. 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 gascalled the thermosphere, comment is now rebounding again. This type of collapse is not rare, but its magnitude shocked scientists. It is the biggest contraction of the thermosphere in at least 43 years. Something is going on that we do not understand," said John Emmert of the Naval Research Lab.The thermosphere lies high above the Earth's surface, close to where our planet meets the edge of space. It ranges in altitude from 55 miles (90 km) to 370 miles (600 km) above the ground. At this height, satellites and meteors fly and auroras shine.
Jacob's House Comment;
Signs and wonders from God are now occuring all over this world. However only a few people today can now see them and recognize them out of the noise and distractions. Only a few people know that God is changing this world at this time and destroying the old and corrupt order which is now here.
China faces worst floods in 12 years. BEIJING (AFP) - China could be facing the worst floods in more than a decade if rains continue to drench the Yangtze river region, an official said Thursday, as a major tropical storm threatens the southern coast. 118 people have died in floods that have hit the southern half of China since the beginning of July, and another 47 are still missing. The downpours have also triggered deadly landslides that have swept entire villages away. A series of such disasters hit parts of southwestern and central China earlier this week, killing at least 41 people, but it was unclear whether the victims were included in the ministry's overall death toll. In the eastern province of Jiangxi,flash floods forced the evacuation of more than 30,000 people and water from three reservoirs spilled over into neighbouring areas, the official China Daily newspaper said.
Scientists say Gulf spill altering food web. NEW ORLEANS - Scientists are reporting early signs that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is altering the marine food web by killing or tainting some creatures and spurring the growth of others more suited to a fouled environment. Near the spill site, researchers have documented a massive die-off of pyrosomes, cucumber-shaped, gelatinous organisms fed on by endangered sea turtles. Along the coast, droplets of oil are being found inside the shells of young crabs that are a mainstay in the diet of fish, turtles and shorebirds. And at the base of the food web, tiny organisms that consume oil and gas are proliferating. If such impacts continue, the scientists warn of a grim reshuffling of sealife that could over time cascade through the ecosystem and imperil the region's multibillion-dollar fishing industry.
July 18, 2010
Typhoon wreaks havoc in south east Asia. HANOI (AFP) - Three people were missing in Vietnam as tropical storm Conson hit the country, officials said Sunday, after leaving 68 dead in the Philippines when it roared in as a typhoon. A woman went missing in the north of Vietnam and two fishermen disappeared in waters off the impoverished central provinces, an official in Hanoi from the national committee to fight storms and flooding told AFP. Conson swept onto the shores of Vietnam late on Saturday and was downgraded to a tropical depression, the official said. "It continues to cause rainfall in parts of northern and central regions. We have not yet been able to calculate the amount of damage," he said, but added the storm "has destroyed basic infrastructure, especially water works".
Strong earthquake shakes Alaska island region. ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A powerful earthquake shook a remote Aleutian Island region of Alaska late Saturday, but there were no reports of damage or injury and no threat of a tsunami, officials said. The 6.7-magnitude temblor struck at 9:56 p.m. and was centered in the Bering Sea about 155 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit about 21 miles beneath the seabed.
July 21, 2010
China flooding kills 701, worst toll in a decade. BEIJING - More than 1,000 people have died or disappeared in severe flooding in China so far this year, and the heaviest rains are still to come, a senior official warned Wednesday. This year's floods, which have caused tens of billions of dollars in damage already, have exacted the highest death toll since 1998, when the highest water levels in five decades claimed 4,150 lives.
June 23, 2010
Storm could take away sights and sounds of BP well. ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - Ships relaying the sights and sounds from BP's broken oil well stood fast Friday as the leftovers of Tropical Storm Bonnie blew straight for the spill site, threatening to force a full evacuation that would leave engineers clueless about whether a makeshift cap on the gusher was holding. Bonnie made landfall south of Miami early Friday as a feeble tropical storm with top sustained winds of 40 mph. It broke apart as it crossed Florida and was a tropical depression as it moved into the Gulf, but forecasters expected it to strengthen slightly and roll over the spill site around midday Saturday.
Powerful thunderstorms with 7.5 inches of rain reported in 2 hours caused widespread flooding in southern Wisconsin, closing down Milwaukee's airport and opening up a giant sink hole Two people were hospitalized after being struck by lightning, authorities said.
Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake Strikes The Philippines. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 jarred the southern Philippines on Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
July 25, 2010
Heavy rain sets off flooding in U. S. Midwest. CHICAGO - Standing water on Chicago-area expressways turned what should have been an easy Saturday morning drive into a soggy, snarled mess after heavy rains across the Midwest closed roads, stranded residents, and punched a hole through an Iowa dam yesterday. In Chicago, officials say that more than 7 inches of rain fell early yesterday, inundating the sewer system and overwhelming waterways. In eastern Iowa, the LakeDelhi dam failed as rising floodwaters from the Maquoketa
Ex-CIA chief: Strike on Iran seems more likely now. WASHINGTON - A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, Tehran keeps pushing ahead with its suspected nuclear program. Michael Hayden, a CIA chief under President George W. Bush, says that during his tenure a strike was "way down the list" of options. But he tells CNN's "State of the Union" that such action now "seems inexorable." He predicts Iran will build its program to the point where it's just below having an actual weapon. Hayden says that would be as destabilizing to the region as the real thing. U.S. officials have said military action remains an option if sanctions fail to deter Iran.
July 28, 2010
Calif. wildfires burn 30-plus homes, threaten 150. TEHACHAPI, Calif. - Two wildfires that erupted and spread quickly near the Mojave Desert have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of California as hundreds of firefighters work to contain the flames. The most destructive of the fires was burning about 10 miles southeast of Tehachapi, which is about 75 miles north of Los Angeles. More than 30 homes were lost in the small hill community of Old West Ranch and another 150 structures were threatened, firefighters said Tuesday.
Arizona helped deport thousands without new law. WASHINGTON - Without the benefit of their state's strict new immigration law, officers from a single Arizona county helped deport more than 26,000 immigrants from the U.S. through a federal-local partnership program that has been roundly criticized as fraught with problems. Statistics obtained by The Associated Press show that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was responsible for deportations or forced departure of 26,146 immigrants since 2007. That's about a quarter of the national total of 115,841 sent out of the U.S. by officers in 64 law enforcement agencies deputized to help enforce immigration laws, some since 2006, under the so-called 287(g) program.
Tornado in NE corner of Montana U. S. kills 2 at farm. HELENA, Mont. - A tornado ripped a family's farmhouse from its foundation in Montana's remote northeastern corner, killing two people and leaving neighbors and authorities to dig through the rubble to rescue a 71-year-old woman who was found next to her grandson's body. Her nephew was found dead 200 feet away. The tornado that touched down west of Reserve about 7:15 p.m. Monday was reportedly two to three miles wide with winds estimated at 150 mph,National Weather Service spokesman Brad Mickelson said. That wind speed put the tornado's rating at EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, making it only the fourth tornado in Montana's history powerful enough to achieve that rating. It's the deadliest tornado to hit the state since 1923.
Worst floods in a decade in China, 30,000 trapped. BEIJING - Floods caused by heavy rains in northeastern China stranded tens of thousands of residents without power Wednesday, as the worst flooding in more than a decade continued to besiege areas of the country. Floods this year have killed at least 823 people with 437 missing and have caused tens of billions of dollars in damage.Flooding has hit areas all over China. In Wuhan city in central Hubei province thousands of workers sandbagged riverbanks and checked reservoirs in preparation for potential floods expected to flow from the swollen Yangtze and Han rivers. More heavy rains are expected for the southeast, southwest and northeast parts of the country through Thursday. About 30,000 residents in Kouqian town were trapped after torrential rains drenched the northeastern province of Jilin on Wednesday. Water began flooding the town after the nearby Xingshan Reservoir and the Wende and Songhua rivers overflowed.
Many deaths feared as smog blankets Moscow. NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - A leading politician said hundreds of people could die as smog from peat fires blanketed a sweltering Moscow for a second day on Tuesday. Russia's senior public health official suggested on Tuesday employers free their staff while the thick smog and record-breaking heat in the Russian capital surged. Moscow region chief Boris Gromov asked Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to allocate 25 billion rubles ($827 million) to fight the fires smoldering in the forests around Moscow. The emergencies ministry said that in the last 24 hours there had appeared 58 new fires in the Moscow region, 30 of them at peat deposits.
August 1, 2010
Death toll from Pakistan floods rises to 1,100. PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The death toll from massive floods in northwestern Pakistan rose to 1,100 Sunday as rescue workers struggled to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by the raging water. The rescue effort was aided by a slackening of the monsoon rains that have caused the worst flooding in decades in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa province. Whole villages have washed away, animals have drowned, and grain storages have washed away and the destruction is massive. The flooding, which the U.N. estimates has affected 1 million people nationwide, comes at a time when the Pakistani government is already grappling with a faltering economy and a war against the Taliban.
U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter to a 2.4% annual rate. Business investment was strong, but imports were a big drag and consumers contributed less.
Emerging E. Coli Strain Causes Many Antimicrobial-Resistant Infections in US.A new, drug-resistant strain of E. coli is causing serious disease, according to a new study in the August 1, 2010 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The new strain, ST131, was a major cause of serious antimicrobial-resistant E. coli infections in the United States in 2007, researchers found. This strain has been reported in multiple countries and is being seen and encountered all over the United States. In the study, researchers analyzed resistant E. coli isolates collected during 2007 from hospitalized patients across the country. They identified 54 ST131 isolates, which accounted for 67 percent to 69 percent of E. coli isolates exhibiting fluoroquinolone or extended-spectrum cephalosporin resistance.
Jacob’s House Comment, In the prophesy on this website entitled, “God Speaks About His New Day”, dated 12/15/07, God spoke to Jacob about how new diseases would change, mutate, and become a bitter plague to man, and to animals, in the next few years.God spoke about how He would be judging this world and punishing man with deadly diseases for man’s sins and wickedness today.This prophecy is already being fulfilled upon man in the evil nations and cities he is living in today. Excerpt from the Prophecy entitled, “God Speaks About His New Day”:
“Therefore I, the Lord God, will soon bring great signs and wonders of blood, smoke, and extreme drought to this world, servant, Jacob.The weather patterns will change on a daily basis, and new viruses and diseases will be seen here in the moldy and filthy places that I have marked as being unworthy to survive.They will be all around this world in the blink of an eye.I, the Lord God, will not allow anyone to find a cure for the new deadly diseases and viruses that I will bring about.Instead, in the coming hours they will quickly mutate and spread into a black and bitter plague of epic proportions.They will spread to the heathens and backsliding fools who have defied Me and My Son, Jesus.If they have ignored My righteous and profitable words they will reap what they have sown in bitter tears.
Therefore, soon great travail, distress, and trouble will engulf the defiled nations that I Am angry at.Soon clouds and storm filled tempests will overrun this world from the mountains to the seas.Then the different tribes will begin to know who I Am.They will know that I Am the Lord God and I have the power to keep all of My judgments and My appointments.They will realize that I can save My own beloved and anointed ones out of the fires, dust storms, and the clouds of darkness that will soon engulf this world.”
U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan are reporting serious mental problems and depression.They are unable to cope with coming back home and establishing relationships with their wives again.Therefore, many of them are being kept in the war torn areas instead of being sent back home.
Jacob’s House Comment,
What these US soldiers are suffering from is not physical or mental distress, it is spiritual antagonism and strongman punishment they are now suffering from.These soldiers are being attacked by spiritual demons and their problems cannot be cured as long as they continue to stay in the evil nations where these demons are active and prevalent today.The US government does not understand that these foul demons will destroy their military men in short order if they do not extricate them from where they are fighting today.
Wildfires burn out of control in antelope valley of southern California U. S. Twenty five square miles burned and many home threatened.
Further Chile earthquakes 'possible', say scientists. Chilean authorities are working with seismologists in order to prepare for a possible earthquake that could strike the country "any day". A group of researchers studied the effects of the massive earthquake that jolted the nation in February, killing almost 500 people. They found that the quake raised the land by as much as 2.5m near the coast and shifted the coastline out to sea. Chilean authorities are working with seismologists in order to prepare for a possible earthquake that could strike the country "any day". A group of researchers studied the effects of the massive earthquake that jolted the nation in February, killing almost 500 people. They found that the quake raised the land by as much as 2.5m near the coast and shifted the coastline out to sea. They said the 8.8-magnitude earthquake was "the fifth largest event in modern seismology.
August 4, 2010
Thick smog from raging wildfires engulfs Moscow. PEREDELTSY, Russia - Wildfires that have wiped out Russian forests, villages and a military base sent the thickest blanket of smog yet over Moscow on Wednesday. Russia is suffering its worst heat wave on record, helping to ignite forest and bog fires across central and western regions. Firefighters have extinguished 293 fires in total, but another 403 have been spotted while more than 500 continued to rage over large swathes of countryside, some of the out of control, the Emergencies Ministry said. The fires have killed 48 people. Dry winds have sent clouds of smog over Moscow, but Wednesday's was the thickest yet, with the haze obscuring the capital's landmarks and penetrating the subway system. Moscow's 10 million residents were cautioned to guard themselves against the polluting smog, which comes from fires of peat bogs to the south and east of the city. The bogs were drained in Soviet times to harvest peat, leaving them prone to wildfires, especially in heat waves.
Company offers to buy U. S. homes near Mich. oil spill. DETROIT - The company whose pipeline ruptured and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into a southern Michigan waterway said Tuesday it has offered to buy up to 200 homes in the affected area. Enbridge Inc. Chief Executive Patrick Daniel said the Canadian company will buy homes put up for sale before last month's spill in Calhoun County at their full list prices. It also will buy other homes in the 30-mile-long zone at their appraised values before the spill. Theoil flow, reported on July 26, has been stopped and government officials say it's been contained in the stretch of the Kalamazoo river from Marshall westward past Battle Creek. Enbridge estimates the spill at about 820,000 gallons, while the EPA previously estimated it was more than 1 million gallons.
Britons fret as meat from cloned cow offspring eaten. LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Britain's food watchdog said it had found that meat from the offspring of a cloned cow had entered the UK food chain and had been eaten, stirring controversy over whether such products are ethical. It had traced two bulls born in Britain which began life as embryos harvested from a cloned cow in the United States, and one was slaughtered in July last year. Meat from this animal entered the food chain and was eaten. The second bull was slaughtered last month and action was taken before its meat entered the food chain. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 approved the sale of food from clones and their offspring, stating the products were indistinguishable from those of non-cloned animals. However, the European parliament voted recently to exclude food from cloned animals from a list of approved products. A novel food application must be made before it can be sold.
Food fears for Pakistan flood survivors. CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AFP) - Desperate survivors crushed into relief centers Wednesday after Pakistan's worst floods in living memory as officials feared a food crisis could compound the humanitarian disaster. Three million people are affected by the flooding. Record rains last week triggered floods and landslides that washed away entire villages and ruined farmland in one of the country's most impoverished and volatile regions, already hard hit by Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked violence. The international community has mobilized with offers of aid after the flooding that aid workers say has killed 1,500 people and affected 3.2 million, including 1.4 million children, according to UN and Pakistani figures. There is an urgent need of food assistance to people affected by floods to prevent a starvation-like situation. Eight percent of food reserves have been destroyed by the floods, which also caused massive damage to livestock, markets, roads and overall infrastructure.
Floods in northern China collapse reservoirs. BEIJING - Heavy rains hindered efforts by workers to repair reservoirs and place sandbags along breached riverbanks Wednesday as the death toll from China's worst flooding in a decade climbed above 1,000. Thousands of workers rushed to repair 51 small reservoirs that suffered damage and to fortify riverbanks along the Songhua River after floods triggered by torrential rains pounded northeastern Jilin province. Flooding overwhelmed major roads after some portions of the Songhua reached water levels twice as high as normal. The death toll for China's worst flooding in a decade rose to 1,072 people, with 619 still missing. The floods have caused tens of billions of dollars in damage across 28 provinces and regions.
August 8, 2010
Huge ice island calves off Greenland glacier. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ice island four times the size of Manhattan broke off from one of Greenland's two main glaciers, scientists said on Friday, in the biggest such event in the Arctic in nearly 50 years. The new ice island, which broke off on Thursday, will enter a remote place called the Nares Strait, about 620 miles south of the North Pole between Greenland and Canada.
Asia flooding plunges millions into misery. BEIJING - Floods and landslides across Asia plunged millions into misery Sunday as rubble-strewn waters killed at least 127 in northwestern China and 4 million Pakistanis faced food shortages amid their country's worst-ever flooding. In Indian-controlled Kashmir, rescuers raced to find 500 people still missing in flash floods that have already killed 132, while North Korea's state media said high waters had destroyed thousands of homes and damaged crops. Terrified residents fled to high ground or upper stories of apartment buildings in China's Gansu province after a debris-blocked river overflowed during the night, smashing buildings and overturning cars. In Pakistan, more than 1,500 people have been killed and millions more left begging for help following the worst floods in the country's history. Prices of fruit and vegetable skyrocketed Sunday, with more than 1 million acres (405,000 hectares) of crops destroyed and at least 4 million people in need of food assistance in the coming months.
Jacob's House Comment,
As we have stated on this website many times, the Days of Noah are here again. First God is going to flood many evil nations with His physical water, before He allows the devil to flood them with a spiritual water that will go door to door and house to house. This will happen during the time of God's Passover once again. Therefore, only God's faithful children with His mark upon them will be saved in the coming trouble and travail which God will bring here upon His detractors and enemies.
U.S. Job Market Loses Steam. The government's latest snapshot of the job market was bleak, a sign the economic recovery is running out of steam with 14.6 million Americans still searching for work.
'Delicious' Invader: More Fishing, Higher Consumption Might Help Reverse Lionfish Invasion. A new study looking at how to curb the rapid growth of lionfish, an invasive species not native to the Atlantic Ocean, suggests that approximately 27 percent of mature lionfish will have to be removed monthly for one year to reduce its population growth rate to zero. Lionfish are native to the western and central Pacific Ocean, but have established themselves from North Carolina to South America. They are a popular aquarium fish that were likely first released in Florida waters in the mid-1980s. Since then, the species has spread rapidly. Scientists and public officials are seriously concerned at the effect lionfish are having on reef ecosystems, since this predator is capable of rapid population growth and outcompeting native fish for food.
Worst Impact of Climate Change May Be How Humanity Reacts to It. The way that humanity reacts to climate change may do more damage to many areas of the planet than climate change itself unless we plan properly, an important new study published in Conservation Letters by Conservation International's Will Turner and a group of other leading scientists has concluded. The paper Climate change: helping nature survive the human response, looks at efforts to both reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and potential action that could be taken by people to adapt to a changed climate and assesses the potential impact that these could have on global ecosystems. In particular it notes that one fifth of the world's remaining tropical forests lie within 50km of human populations that could be inundated if sea levels rise by 1m. These forests would make attractive sources of fuel-wood, building materials, food and other key resources and would be likely to attract a population forced to migrate by rising sea level.
Meteorologists See Future of Increasingly Extreme Weather Events. While raising average global temperatures, climate change could also bring more snow, harder rain, or heat waves, meteorologists say. Computer models based on climate data from nine countries indicate every place on the planet will be hit with extreme weather events, including coastal storms and floods. If you don't like the weather now, Just wait, huge changes could be in store. Some scientists predict severe weather events will be even more extreme over the next few decades, more snow, harder rain, and hotter heat waves.People everywhere are noticing the changes in climate. Susan Decker, from Broomfield, Colo., says, "It seems warmer. Not as cold. We don't get the snow anymore." Rob Topolski, from Paducah, Ky., says, "We also don't have not nearly as much snow as we used to in Kentucky." Abbie Pumarejo, from Augusta, Ga., says, "It just seems like every summer gets a little bit warmer."
Ten dead, thousands evacuated in central Europe floods. WARSAW (AFP) - Floods caused by torrential rain left 10 people dead and several others missing in central Europe Sunday, with residents rescued from rising waters in boats, buses and helicopters. While rivers burst their banks and dykes were breached in Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, in western Europe about 500 firefighters tackled wildfires in Portugal. In May and June this year, heavy flooding killed 22 people in Poland and six in the Czech Republic. In Portugal nearly 500 firefighters tackled wildfires in the north and centre of the country, with rescue services saying the situation was improving due to changing weather conditions. The number of major fires had dropped from 20 on Saturday to eight on Sunday.
August 9, 2010
Fido's food could be making kids sick, report says. CHICAGO - Fido's food may be making kids sick, a government report warns, detailing the first known salmonella outbreak in humans, mostly young children, linked to pet food. The outbreak sickened 79 people in 21 mostly eastern states, between 2006 and 2008. Almost half of the victims were children aged 2 and younger. Dry pet foods are an under-recognized source of salmonella infections in humans, and it's likely other illnesses since then were unknowingly caused bytainted pet food, said Casey Barton Behravesh, the report's lead author and a researcher at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least six unrelated pet food recalls have been issued this year by manufacturers because of possible salmonella contamination.
Report: China zoos mistreat performing animals. BEIJING - Performing animals in Chinese zoos and parks are often trained using abusive practices, including routine beatings, and are housed in inadequate shelters, according to a report by a Hong Kong-based animal welfare group released Monday.
US urges more study of sea damage after BP spill. WASHINGTON (AFP) - US officials urged further study of the damage to sea life wreaked by BP's broken well in the Gulf of Mexico, and warned that the energy giant would face a "large financial penalty." the US Justice Department continues to investigate the causes of the spill that unleashed the worst maritime oil disaster in history. But following a week of rosy government reports on vanishing oil in the high seas, the US point man on the disaster said a clear picture of the pollution and its effect on the environment was only beginning to come into view. He said we need to understand is there's a lot of oil that's been taken care of, but there's a lot of oil that's still out there. An estimated 4.9 million barrels, more than 205 million gallons, spewed from BP's ruptured well in the 87 days from the beginning of the disaster on April 20 until the leak was finally capped on July 15, the US government has said. About 800,000 barrels were captured by containment operations that syphoned oil from the gushing wellhead to ships on the surface.
As Crops Wither in Russia's Severe Drought, Vital Plant Field Bank Faces Demolition. As the fate of Europe's largest collection of fruit and berries hangs in the balance of a Russian court decision to close it down. The Global Crop Diversity Trust issued an urgent appeal for the Russian government to embrace its heroic tradition as protector of the world's crop diversity and halt the planned destruction of an incredibly valuable crop collection near St. Petersburg. Today, the hundreds of hectares of fields at Pavlovsk Station contain more than 5,000 varieties, including 1,000 varieties of strawberries alone. Its crop collections are thought to possess a host of traits that could be crucial to maintaining productive fruit harvests in many parts of the world as climate change and a rising tide of disease, pests, and drought weaken the varieties farmers are now growing. The fate of the Pavlovsk Station is now in the hands of the courts, and the case is due to be heard on August 11th. If, as feared, the court rules in favor of the property developers, and the Russian government does not intervene, bulldozers will be on-site within three to four months, and then, in a few days, destroy almost a century of work and an irreplaceable biological heritage.
Climatologists Forecast Completely New Climates. Geographers have projected temperature increases due to greenhouse gas emissions to reach a not-so-chilling conclusion: climate zones will shift and some climates will disappear completely by 2100. Tropical highlands and polar regions may be the first to disappear, and large swaths of the tropics and subtropics will reach even hotter temperatures. The study anticipates large climate changes worldwide.
August 10, 2010
Flotilla of stinging jellyfish hit Spanish beaches. MADRID - A vast flotilla of small, virtually undetectable jellyfish have stung hundreds of people on Spanish beaches this week — a swimmer's nightmare that biologists say will become increasingly common due to climate change and overfishing. The blobs attacked three areas near the eastern city of Elche along a famed stretch of white sand beaches known as the Costa Blanca. On Tuesday alone, 380 people were stung, compared to the usual four or five swimmers a day.
Death toll in China landslides rises to 1,117. ZHOUQU, China - Heavy rains lashed a remote section of northwestern China as the death toll from weekend flooding that triggered massive landslides jumped to 1,117, although the fading hopes of rescuers got a boost late Wednesday when a survivor was found in the debris. The state-run Xinhua News Agency gave no immediate details on the survivor, found nearly four days after the disaster struck. Local officials were cited as saying at least 627 people were still missing.
Jacob's House Comment,
God is punishing China for its slavery, its idolatry, and for worshipping graven images on green hills today. He will continue to punish this wicked country for its various evil practices with overrunning floods and massive destruction until the second coming of Jesus is a reality.
Haiti Quake Caused by Previously Unknown Fault. A previously unmapped fault was responsible for the magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, not the fault originally blamed for the temblor, scientists announced Tuesday. The massive earthquake was responsible for the death of more than 200,000 people and left more than 1.5 million homeless. The fault responsible for the earthquake was not the Enriquillo fault, but it was a new fault, scientists said. This was such a big surprise because all of our calculations were wrong.
Jacob's House Comment,
What these ignorant scientists do not realize is that God can change the landscape of this world at any time. God can put a new earthquake fault in a place that was never there before. God can accomplish these things at any time to bring misery, trouble, and travail upon His enemies. Such is the case with the nation of Haiti which has openly defied God and His Son.
UK doctors: New superbug gene could spread widely. LONDON - People traveling to India for medical procedures have brought back to Britain a new gene that allows any bacteria to become a superbug, and scientists are warning this type ofdrug resistance could soon appear worldwide. Though already widespread in India, the new superbug gene is being increasingly spotted in Britain and elsewhere. Experts warn the booming medical tourism industries in India and Pakistan could fuel a surge in antibiotic resistance, as patients import dangerous bugs to their home countries. The superbug gene, which can be swapped between different bacteria to make them resistant to most drugs, has so far been identified in 37 people who returned to the U.K. after undergoing surgery in India or Pakistan. The resistant gene has also been detected in Australia, Canada, the U.S., the Netherlands and Sweden. The researchers say since many Americans and Europeans travel to India and Pakistan for elective procedures like cosmetic surgery, it was likely the superbug gene would spread worldwide.
August 12, 2010
Hundreds evacuated, 1 dead after flooding in Iowa, U. S. DES MOINES, Iowa - Three nights of heavy rainfall caused Iowa creeks and rivers to swell, forcing hundreds of residents from their homes and killing a 16-year-old girl when three cars were swept away by a torrent of water on a rural road. The flooding in central and eastern Iowa on Wednesday followed three straight nights of strong thunderstorms. After a brief respite for much of the state, more thunderstorms were possible Friday and Saturday.
Magnitude-6.9 quake shakes Ecuador. QUITO, Ecuador - A magnitude-6.9 earthquake has shaken the South American nation of Ecuador, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The 6:54 a.m. (1154 GMT) quake was felt in the nation's capital, Quito.
UN appeals for aid to help millions displaced by Pakistan floods. The floods that have ravaged Pakistan over the past two weeks have killed more than 1,600 people, wiped out entire communities and severely damaged the country's agricultural sector. Half a million tons of wheat and sugar crops, as well as 2 million bales of cotton, were ruined by the heavy monsoon rains, Reuters reported. Such a loss could cripple Pakistan's fragile economy.
August 15 2010
China expanding testing after latest milk scandal. BEIJING - China will test a wider range of dairy products and even breast milk as authorities investigate claims that a brand of infant formula caused apparent breast growth in a small number of babies, an official newspaper reported Saturday.It was the latest food safety scandal to shake China, which drew worldwide attention two years ago when more than 300,000 children were sickened and six died after drinking infant formula tainted by the industrial chemical melamine. It had been added to fool tests for protein content.
Smile! Aerial images being used to enforce laws. RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - On New York's Long Island, it's used to prevent drownings. In Greece, it's a tool to help solve a financial crisis. Municipalities update property assessment rolls and other government data with it. Some in law enforcement use it to supplement reconnaissance of crime suspects. High-tech eyes in the sky - from satellite imagery to sophisticated aerial photography that maps entire communities - are being employed in creative new ways by government officials, a trend that civil libertarians and others fear are eroding privacy rights. "As technology advances, we have to revisit questions about what is and what is not private information," said Gregory Nojeim, senior counsel at the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Democracy and Technology.
Hundreds of PTSD soldiers likely misdiagnosed. WASHINGTON - At the height of the Iraq war, the Army routinely fired hundreds of soldiers for having a personality disorder when they were more likely suffering from the traumatic stresses of war, discharge data suggests. Under pressure from Congress and the public, the Army later acknowledged the problem and drastically cut the number of soldiers given the designation. But advocates for veterans say an unknown number of troops still unfairly bear the stigma of a personality disorder, making them ineligible for military health care and other benefits. The Army denies that any soldier was misdiagnosed before 2008, when it drastically cut the number of discharges due to personality disorders and diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorders skyrocketed. Defined as a "deeply ingrained maladaptive pattern of behavior," a personality disorder is considered a "pre-existing condition" that relieves the military of its duty to pay for the person's health care or combat-related disability pay.
Jacob's House Comment,
The problems of behavior and personality disorder these soldiers have exhibited recently is not physical but spiritual. They have had their military duty in a nation that was singled out by God to be destroyed and decimated by devils. Therefore, if they do not leave this area immediately they will also be destroyed in their own hearts and minds.
CDC: Fruit pulp linked to rare US typhoid cases. ATLANTA - A rare U.S. outbreak of typhoid fever has been linked to a frozen tropical fruit product used to make smoothies, health officials reported Thursday. Seven cases have been confirmed - three in California and four in Nevada. Two more California cases are being investigated. Five people were hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. TheCDC said five of the victims drank milkshakes or smoothies made with frozen mamey (ma-MAY') fruit pulp. Four of them used pulp sold by Goya Foods Inc. of Secaucus, N.J. Mamey is a sweet, reddish tropical fruit grown mainly in Central and South America. It is also known as zapote or sapote. It is peeled and mashed to make pulp, the CDC said. The company has recalled packages of the pulp, sold in mostly western states. A sample from one package found in Las Vegas tested positive for the bacteria that causes typhoid, the Food and Drug Administration reported Wednesday.
August 18, 2010
228M eggs recalled following salmonella outbreak. WASHINGTON - An Iowa egg producer is recalling 228 million eggs after being linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said eggs from Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, were linked to several illnesses in Colorado, California and Minnesota. The CDC said about 200 cases of the strain of salmonella linked to the eggs were reported weekly during June and July, four times the normal number of such occurrences. State health officals say tainted eggs have sickened at least 266 Californians and seven in Minnesota.
Ohio's Bedbug Battle Escalates with EPA Crisis Meeting. For reasons still unknown, bedbugs really seem to like the state of Ohio. The problem is so dire in Cincinnati that some people with infested apartments have resorted to sleeping on the streets.
Cincinnati Ohio U. S. created a Bedbug Remediation Commission in 2007 and, like other local and national governments around the world, the city is trying to mobilize strategies to control infestations of the resilient insects, which can hide in almost any crack or crevice and can go a year or more without eating. On Aug. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a consumer alert about off-label bedbug treatments, warning in particular of the dangers of using outdoor pesticides in homes. Bedbugs don't transmit disease, but they can be harmful to mental health.
U. S. Gulf surface cleaner, but questions lurk far below. WASHINGTON - Researchers are warning that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a bigger mess than the government claims and that a lot of crude is lurking deep below the surface, some of it settling perhaps in a critical undersea canyon off the Florida Panhandle. The evidence of microscopic amounts of oil mixing into the soil of the canyon was gathered by scientists at the University of South Florida, who also found poisoned plant plankton, the vital base of the ocean food web chain, which they blamed on a toxic brew of oil and dispersants.
U. S. Ga. scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80 pct remains. WASHINGTON - Georgia scientists say their analysis shows that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there. The scientists say as much as 80 percent of the oil still lurks under the surface. The Georgia team said it is a misinterpretation of data to claim that oil that is dissolved is actually gone. The report from University of Georgia and other scientists came from an analysis of federal estimates.
Mass Die-off of life at Indonesian Coral Reef Triggered by 93-Degree Ocean temps. One of the most destructive and swift coral bleaching events ever recorded is underway in the waters off Indonesia, where water temperatures have climbed into the low 90s, according to data released by a conservation group this week.The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) says a dramatic rise in sea temperature, potentially linked to global warming, is responsible for the devastation.Coral bleaching has been reported in Aceh - a province of Indonesia - located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. The initial survey carried out by a marine biologists team revealed that more than 60 percent of corals in the area were bleached. Subsequent monitoring of the Indonesian corals completed in early August revealed one of the most rapid and severe coral mortality events ever recorded. The scientists found that 80 percent of some species have died since the initial assessment, and more colonies are expected to die within the next few months.
US judge bars growing of genetically modified beets. WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US judge has ordered a ban on growing genetically modified beets in the United States until the Department of Agriculture fully investigates their environmental impact.
August 20, 2010
Los Angeles 'Big One' could come sooner than expected: study. LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Strong earthquakes along the San Andreas fault in southern California are more frequent than previously thought, so the dreaded "Big One" could be just around the corner, US researchers said Friday in a study. University of California at Irvine and Arizona State University scientists examined the geological record stretching back 700 years along the fault line 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of Los Angeles. They found that strong earthquakes - between 6.5 and 7.9 magnitude - shook the area every 45-144 years, instead of the previously established 250-400 years. Since the last big 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck southern California in 1857, or 153 years ago, scientists believe the next "Big One" could happen at any time
The United States has persuaded Israel that Iran would take one year or longer to build a nuclear weapon, dimming the prospects of a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, The New York Times said.
BUSHEHR, Iran – Iranian and Russian nuclear technicians made final preparations to start up Iran's first reactor on Saturday after years of delays, an operation that will mark a milestone in what Tehran considers its right to produce nuclear energy. Nationwide celebrations are planned for the fuel loading at the Bushehr facility in southern Iran, while Russia pledges to safeguard the plant and prevent spent nuclear fuel from being shifted to a possible weapons program. The West has not sought to block the reactor startup as part of its confrontations over Iran's nuclear agenda, a clash that has resulted in repeated rounds of U.N. sanctions against Tehran. Washington and other nations do not specifically object to Tehran's ability to build peaceful reactors that are under international scrutiny.
Wildfire in LA County forest 40 percent contained.VALYERMO, Calif. - Fire crews are gaining ground against a wildfire that has burned more than 100 acres in the Angeles National Forest in northeast Los Angeles County. Authorities say the blaze that erupted Friday near the town of Valyermo is now 40 percent contained. The U.S. Forest Service says an unknown number of homes were evacuated. KCAL-TV showed horses fleeing stables in the early stages of the fire. The fire is burning about 50 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Palmdale.
Recall expands to more than half a billion eggs. WASHINGTON – More than a half-billion eggs have been recalled in the nationwide investigation of a salmonella outbreak that Friday expanded to include a second Iowa farm. The outbreak has already sickened more than 1,000 people and the toll of illnesses is expected to increase. Iowa's Hillandale Farms said Friday it was recalling more than 170 million eggs after laboratory tests confirmed salmonella. The company did not say if its action was connected to the recall by Wright County Egg, another Iowa farm that recalled 380 million eggs earlier this week. The latest recall puts the total number of potentially tainted eggs at about 550 million.
Jacob’s House Comment,
As we have said on this website in the past the land all over this world is becoming more defiled and polluted everyday.Therefore, it is now having trouble supporting the crooked people who are dwelling on it.It is becoming increasingly full of diseases, decay, and viruses because of the sin and iniquity these crooked people are pouring out upon it.This farmland is becoming sick and unhealthy because of the many mingled people who have their houses built there, who do not want to surrender their hearts and minds to God or His Son, Jesus.
The farmland and city land all over this world are now being defiled in three primary ways.The first way is because of the innocent blood being spilled upon it which has not been rectified by the murderers being executed for their heinous crimes and sins.
The second reason it is being defiled is because this land has not been given a rest every seven years as the Lord God demanded it in His Bible. Therefore, crops like corn, fruit, etc., are no longer healthy or beneficial to eat.
The third reason it is being defiled today and becoming ever increasingly susceptible to diseases of all kinds is because of the manipulation of the DNA in crops like corn, wheat, etc. Even animals are now being cloned which are against the magnificent order that God ordained for all of the creatures who are upon this earth.The scientists who have created these cloned animals will suffer greatly in the future for trying to be like gods themselves.
Therefore, all of the animals near these cloned ones will suffer with open sores and wounds for this rebellion of God’s laws today.Soon these diseases will spread not only into the ground, and into the farm land, but also into many people’s homes.It will affect their water supply and their breathing.God has assured Jacob this will take place because of the traps and snares He has set upon this earth for many people’s refusal and open rebellion to not obey His commandments and laws here.
August 22, 2010
Watch out for Yellowstone bears, they're hungry. BILLINGS, Mont. - Yellowstone's grizzlies are going to be particularly hungry this fall, and that means more dangerous meetings with humans in a year that is already the area's deadliest on record. Wildlife managers already report bears coming down off the mountains and into areas frequented by hunters, berry pickers and hikers. And it's not just humans at risk. Yellowstone's grizzlies were recently ordered back onto the threatened species list by a federal judge who cited in part a decline in whitebark pine. Beetles, apparently surviving winters in larger numbers due to less frequently freezing temperatures, have decimated vast stands of the high-altitude trees. In some areas studied by researchers, more than 70 percent of trees have been killed. While bears aren't starving, the loss of whitebark is driving increasing numbers of conflicts with humans. "Every year is now is a bad year for whitebark pine," said Louisa Wilcox with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "We can expect more conflicts and we are getting it." Government scientists said the two fatal maulings came too early.
US troops to return only if Iraqi forces fail. WASHINGTON - It would take "a complete failure" of the Iraqi security forces for the U.S. to resume combat operations there, the top American commander in Iraq said as the final U.S. fighting forces prepared to leave the country. With a major military milestone in sight, Gen. Ray Odierno said in interviews broadcast Sunday that any resumption of combat duties by American forces is unlikely. "We don't see that happening," Odierno said. The Iraqi security forces have been doing "so well for so long now that we really believe we're beyond that point."
Iran unveils long-range drone to counter "aggressors". TEHRAN (Reuters) –Iran unveiled a prototype long-range unmanned bomber on Sunday, the latest in a stream of announcements of new Iranian-made military hardware as tension mounts over its nuclear programme. On a stage in front of military officials, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pulled a sheet away from the aircraft, called the Karrar, which Iran says is its first long-range drone. With the United States andIsrael saying they do not rule out a military strike to stop Iran getting a nuclear bomb, the Islamic Republic has showed off new mini-submarines, a surface-to-surface missile and announced plans to launch high altitude satellites over the next three years.
Rain batters China anew; 94,000 evacuated in flood. BEIJING - Flooding killed four people and forced the evacuation of 94,000 others in the northern Chinese port city of Dandong after heavy rains caused the Yalu river to breach its banks, state media said Sunday. Rain continued to fall Sunday in the region, which borders North Korea, but the official Xinhua News Agency reported thatwater levels along the Yalu and its tributaries dropped below flood warning levels.
August 26, 2010
U. S. President Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) - U.S. scientists reacted with dismay to Monday's decision by a U.S. judge to halt any expansion of stem cell research using federal funds. The temporary injunction, which basically blindsided the scientific community, effectively takes embryonic stem cell research back to the pre-2001 days. That was when then-President George W. Bush ordered that federal monies could only be used to fund research involving embryonic stem cell lines created before 2001. Late Tuesday, however, the Obama administration, which had issued an executive order overturning the Bush order, said the Justice Department later this week would appeal the judge's order.
Are the eggs sold at my supermarket safe to eat? Two large Iowa farms have recalled 550 million eggs because of possible contamination with salmonella. Investigators from the Food and Drug Administration are trying to find the cause of the outbreak, but so far haven't pinpointed the source.
Recalls this week: Toy rattles, baby monitors. NEW YORK – Wooden toy rattles and video baby monitors are among the recalled products in this week's roundup. A few food items are included, too, along with some dietary supplements used for erectile dysfunction.
FROZEN MAMEY PULP - Goya Foods Inc. of Secaucus, N.J., is recalling 14-ounce packages of frozen mamey pulp, a fruit pulp added as a thickener in milkshakes and smoothies. It could be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and others with weakened immune systems. At least seven cases of typhoid fever have been linked to the product by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hot Weather Worsens Growing Wildfires in 3 U.S. States.A wind-whipped wildfire burned through 11 homes outside an Oregon college town as hot, dry weather - with temperatures near 100 degrees, also helped fires spread in Idaho and Southern California, where homes were evacuated.
U.S. New Home Sales Fall to Slowest Pace on Record in July.WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes dropped sharply last month to the slowest pace on record, the latest sign that the economic recovery is fading. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new home sales fell 12.4 percent in July from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual sales pace of 276,600. That was the slowest pace on records dating back to 1963. The past three months have been the worst on record for new home sales.
August 29, 2010
Thousands flee as Indonesian volcano erupts. JAKARTA (AFP) - A volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted for the first time in 400 years Sunday, spewing a vast cloud of smoke and ash into the air and sending thousands of people fleeing from their homes. Indonesia issued a red alert after the Sinabung volcano erupted, blanketing the area in thick and acrid black smoke, disaster officials said, although no casualties have yet been reported. "It's clearly dangerous so we've raised the warning to the highest level, or red level," said Surono, head of the nation's volcano disaster alert centre.
Pakistanis Face More Displacement. Approaching flood waters force residents of southern Pakistan to flee their homes - some more than once - as the crisis continues a month after beginning.
U. S. Fed Ponders Bolder Moves. Bernanke Opens Door to Buying More Securities If Economy Falters Further. JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke opened the door to bolder steps by the central bank if the economy continues to falter, amid fresh signs that growth has fizzled in the past few months.The latest sign of trouble for the economy came Friday as the Commerce Department revised down its estimate for second-quarter growth in gross domestic product. The economy grew only 1.6% in the period, not the 2.4% annual rate previously estimated. Stumbling GDP growth adds to the gloom already created by plunging home sales and other signs that consumers are shying away from spending. Technology bellwether Intel Corp. warned Friday its third-quarter revenue could fall short of estimates because of weak demand for personal computers.
Fertilizer Chemicals Linked to Animal Developmental Woes.Fertilizer chemicals may pose a bigger hazard to the environment - specifically to creatures that live in water - than originally foreseen, according to new research from North CarolinaStateUniversity toxicologists. In a study published in the Aug. 27 edition of PLoS ONE, the NC State researchers show that water fleas take up nitrates and nitrites -- common chemicals used primarily in agriculture as fertilizers - and convert those chemicals into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide can be toxic to many organisms. The study shows that water fleas introduced to fertilizer chemicals in water were plagued with developmental and reproductive problems consistentwith nitric oxide toxicity, even at what would be considered low concentrations.
Wet summer is washout for some farmers, gardeners. Rainfall in Iowa this summer is one for the record books. State climatologist Harry Hillaker of the Iowa Department of Agriculture says on average across the state, 2010 will be the second-wettest summer on record.
Flood waters threatened to engulf two towns in southern Pakistan on Saturday, a month after the disaster began, as the United Nations warned that tens of thousands of children risked death from malnutrition. Thousands of farmers have crowded one Pakistani town. They live on the hospital's lawn, they camp on overpasses.
Authorities say a Pennsylvania company has recalled about 8,500 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli.
Whooping Cough Makes Whopping Comeback. Whooping cough sounds fantastically antiquated, up there with scurvy and St. Vitus Dance - diseases you didn't think anyone in America got anymore. But whooping cough, named for the high-pitched "whoop" a person makes when inhaling, has made a comeback, with an incidence rate up by a whopping 2,300 percent since 1976, the year when fear of the vaccine began to take hold and vaccination rates started to plummet. In 1976 there were only about 1,000 reported cases; in 2005, the most recent peak, there were nearly 27,000 reported cases (and likely over 1 million unreported cases), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We're not off to a good start. In June, California declared a whooping cough epidemic after the death of five infants. So far there have been nearly 3,000 reported cases across six states, according to theCDC, a sevenfold increase compared with this time last year. Whooping cough season doesn't really kick in until the fall.
Scientists: We've cracked wheat's genetic code. LONDON - British scientists have decoded the genetic sequence of wheat, one of the world's oldest and most important crops, a development they hope could help the global staple meet the challenges of climate change, disease and population growth. Wheat is grown across more of the world's farmland than any other cereal, and researchers said Friday they're posting its genetic code to the Internet in the hope that scientists can use it as a tool to improve farmers' harvests.
Jacob's House Comment,
These scientists are running the risk of having God put His wrath and fury upon them extending out 40,000 years or more. For they are trying to manipulate one of God's plants and defile its perfect structure with their own evil works and evil hands. The fact that they are releasing how they have manipulated this wheat will also cause them much grief, trouble, and woe in the days ahead. Their children and their family members could also suffer because of their attempt to try to become like gods themselves. When will they ever learn that a judgment for their sins, coming from God's rod upon them, is not that far away. It will be upon their own heads when they least expect it in the weeks, months, and days ahead. Therefore, shall judgment from God become apparent on these scientists soon for their corrupted and distructive works and deeds.
September 2, 2010
Typhoon devastates South Korea, 3 dead and towns demolished.
Some bunker down, some flee as Earl approaches US. BUXTON, N.C. - Hurricane Earl was barreling toward the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday with winds swirling at around 145 mph and forecasters were trying to pinpoint exactly how close the strongest winds and heaviest surge would get to North Carolina's fragile chain of barrier islands. They also were trying to figure out whether the storm would stay off the Northeast coast or bring hurricane-force winds to Long Island, the Boston metropolitan area and Cape Cod.
Number of illegal immigrants in US now declining. WASHINGTON - The number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in two decades, decreasing by 8 percent since 2007, a new study finds. The reasons range from the sour economy to Mexican violence and increased U.S. enforcement that has made it harder to sneak across the border. Much of the decline comes from a sharp drop-off in illegal immigrants from the Caribbean, Central America and South America attempting to cross the southern border of the U.S., according to the Pew Hispanic Center, which based its report on an analysis of 2009 census data. The study released Wednesday estimates that 11.1 million illegal immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2009. That represents a decrease of roughly 1 million, or 8 percent, from a peak of 12 million in 2007.
Commercial Organic Farms Have Better Fruit and Soil, Lower Environmental Impact, Study Finds. ScienceDaily (Sep. 1, 2010) - Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. All the farms in the current study were in California, home to 90 percent of the nation's strawberries and the center of an ongoing debate about the use of soil fumigants. Conventional farms in the study used the ozone-depleting methyl bromide, which is slated to be replaced by the highly toxic methyl iodide over the protests of health advocates.
Feds: Don't drink contaminated water in Wyo.Town. People shouldn't drink water from 40 wells in and around this central Wyoming farming and ranching community, federal officials said Tuesday. The announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services coincided with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency releasing its latest findings from testing water wells in the Pavillion area. Hydrocarbons and high levels of sodium, sulfates and other inorganic compounds were found and prompted the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to urge people Tuesday to treat their well water or find some other source of drinking water.
Heat Waves Are Bad For (Even The Healthiest) Lungs. It's been the hottest summer on record in many cities on the U .S. East Coast - and the hot days that keep coming could be dangerous. Ozone and fine particles are the two types of pollution that trigger Code Red and Orange days. Both are formed out of exhaust from power plants, cars and other things. And when people breathe in the chemicals, it irritates their lungs.
East China, South Korea pummelled by storms. BEIJING, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A tropical storm hit China's east coast on Thursday, bringing heavy rains and disrupting shipping along the busy coast, while a typhoon shied away from China and ploughed into the Korean peninsula. Tropical storm Lionrock landed in Fujian, the Chinese province facing island Taiwan, the Xinhua news agency said. China's national weather forecaster warned residents to shelter from strong winds and torrential rains as Lionrock bore down on Xiamen, Quanzhou and other coastal cities. "Beware of possible mudslides, land slips and other hazards triggered by the downpours," said the Fujian weather service, according to Xinhua. Ships and fishing boats in the area were ordered to stay onshore or skirt around the storm, which hit Taiwan on Wednesday bringing downpours and lashing winds. Chinese officials are nervous after floods and landslides across the country this summer have already killed 3,185 people with 1,060 missing.
Mass Extinction Threat: Earth on Verge of Huge Reset Button? Mass extinctions have served as huge reset buttons that dramatically changed the diversity of species found in oceans all over the world, according to a comprehensive study of fossil records. The findings suggest humans will live in a very different future if they drive animals to extinction, because the loss of each species can alter entire ecosystems. Some scientists have speculated that effects of humans - from hunting to climate change - are fueling another great mass extinction. A few go so far as to say we are entering a new geologic epoch, leaving the 10,000-year-old Holocene Epoch behind and entering the Anthropocene Epoch, marked by major changes to global temperatures and ocean chemistry, increased sediment erosion, and changes in biology that range from altered flowering times to shifts in migration patterns of birds and mammals and potential die-offs of tiny organisms that support the entire marine food chain.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AFP) - New Zealand prepared for further destruction on Sunday as aftershocks and an approaching storm threatened an area hit by the most devastating earthquake in decades. Prime Minister John Key said it was "a miracle" no one had died when the major 7.0 magnitude quake wreaked more than a billion dollars of damage on the nation's second-biggest city Christchurch. Civil defence officials warned that ongoing aftershocks with magnitudes of up to 5.4, coupled with a ferocious storm blowing in, could threaten already-weakened buildings. Despite the widespread over 500 buildings being damaged, none of the city's 340,000-strong population died when the quake struck before dawn Saturday. "The only conclusion you can draw is that it's a miracle nobody was killed," Key said as he surveyed the devastation.
Winds up on Nantucket, Earl now a weak hurricane. NANTUCKET, Mass. - The outer bands of Hurricane Earl are beginning to bring wind and waves to Nantucket. Earl is now a weak hurricane. At 8 p.m., maximum sustained winds were at 75 mph, just above the threshold for a hurricane.
September 4, 2010
US 'likely' to keep troops in Iraq after 2011. WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States likely will need to keep thousands of troops in Iraq beyond 2011 to keep a lid on sectarian tensions and to bolster Baghdad's fledgling military, experts and former officers say. American officials privately acknowledge that the US military presence in Iraq will almost certainly be extended, even though a security agreement in force requires all US forces to depart by the end of 2011. The US military will be needed not only for technical tasks to keep the Iraqi armed forces afloat, but as a reassuring presence for Iraqis fearing a revival of sectarian and ethnic bloodshed, analysts said.
Jacob’s House Comment,
The US military is in Iraq today for all the wrong reasons. The US troops are really there to protect the US oil interests, and to set up US style banking, along with its debt and usury consequences. These US troops however, are not necessarily there to protect the people of Iraq. Instead, they are there to set up a favorable government in the Middle East which can be used and manipulated to their own advantage. However, if these US troops do not leave soon they will be subjected to God’s wrath and fury coming down upon them for refusing to leave this nation that God has marked for extinction in the next few seasons of time.
Expert warns of complacency after swine flu fizzle. HONG KONG - A leading virus expert urged health authorities around the world Sunday to stay vigilant even though the recent swine flu pandemic was less deadly than expected, warning that bird flu could spark the next global outbreak.
Clams befouling Tahoe invade Adirondack lake in NY. BOLTON LANDING, N.Y. - A thumbnail-sized clam blamed for clouding the azure bays of Lake Tahoe high in the Sierra Nevada has now turned up in a mountain-ringed Adirondack lake renowned for its limpid, spring-fed waters. The invasive Asian clam, Corbicula fluminea, is known as the "golden clam" in the aquarium trade and the "good luck clam" in its native southeast Asia. But in Lake George, scientists call it an unwelcome invader that could cause ecological and economic harm. Since scattered numbers of Asian clams were discovered in Lake Tahoe in 2002, the population there has exploded, thanks to the mollusk's ability to self-fertilize and release up to 2,000 juveniles per day. Their waste has helped trigger algae blooms that turned the cobalt blue water into bright green. Besides promoting algae overgrowth, Asian clams can also clog water intake pipes and other structures, and their sharp shells can befoul swimming beaches. The fast-growing clams, which mature in months, also compete for food with slow-growing native freshwater mussels, which can live 60 years.
Biotech salmon safe for eating: FDA.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A biotechnology company's genetically engineered salmon are as safe to eat as other Atlantic salmon, U.S. regulators said as they weighed approval of the first DNA-altered animal for Americans' dinner plates. The AquAdvantage salmon, developed by Aqua Bounty Technologies Inc, are genetically modified to grow twice as fast as conventional Atlantic salmon. Environmental and food-safety critics plan to fight against approval. The Food and Drug Administration has set a three-day public meeting starting September 19 on the DNA-altered fish, which could lead the way for biotech trout and tilapia. In a preliminary analysis prepared for the meeting, FDA staff said the altered salmon were "as safe to eat as food from other Atlantic salmon." The agency said it saw "no biologically relevant differences" in vitamins, minerals or fatty acids. FDA experts also said the fish were "highly unlikely" to cause significant harm to the environment.
Jacob’s House Comment,
Our Lord God has set many traps and snares in this world which will be unleashed when these altered salmon and other DNA altered products come to market. These fools need to realize everything here is dependent on God’s approval for its survival. Everything has been made by God to be intertwined and interconnected. Therefore, nothing can be changed or altered on this earth without dire circumstances happening. God’s wrath and fury will also come down upon the people who believe and support these evil works and deeds.
Torrential rains kill 18 in Guatemala. GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - At least 18 people were killed in Guatemala on Saturday, including a dozen on a bus that was buried in a landslide, as heavy rains lashed the Central American nation and southern Mexico.
September 9, 2010
toll of destroyed homes rises. BOULDER, Colo.
- A wildfire has tore through a canyon in the Colorado
foothills destroying property and homes. The 11-square-mile blaze has destroyed
at least 92 structures and damaged at least eight others by Tuesday night. No
injuries have been reported since the fire broke out on Monday. Officials say
the cause is still under investigation. Authorities said around 3,500 people
have been evacuated from about 1,000 homes.
religious leaders condemn "anti-Muslim" frenzy. WASHINGTON
(Reuters) - U.S.
religious leaders on Tuesday condemned the "anti-Muslim frenzy" in the United
States, including plans by a Florida
church to burn a Koran on September 11, an act a top general said could
endanger American troops abroad. Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders
denounced the "misinformation and outright bigotry" against U.S.
Muslims resulting from plans to build a Muslim community center and mosque not
far from the site of the September 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks in New York
by the Islamist militant group al Qaeda that killed 2,752 people. Passions have
been further inflamed by Terry Jones, the pastor of a 30-person church in Gainesville,
Florida, who has announced plans to burn a
Koran on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Jones
says he wants to "expose Islam" as a "violent and oppressive
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the FijiIslands. The
earthquake struck 100 miles from the city of Labasa
on the island of Vanua
Levu and roughly 220 miles from the capital of Fiji,
Suva, located on the Island
of Viti Levu. The Labasa Police station reported a minute of mild shaking
with no immediate reports of damage, said Chief Officer Patemosi Wate of the PoliceCommandCenter in the Northern Region of the FijiIslands.
response to floods mired in "doom and gloom". Pakistan, whose
economy has been battered by the worst floods in its history, needs to abide by
terms of an IMF bailout loan by enforcing fiscal austerity, the chances of
which happening appear close to zero. The World Bank and Asian Development Bank
are still assessing damage but three things are clear - the fiscal deficit
target will be missed, inflation will rise and annual economic growth could be
knocked back to between zero and 2 percent. Before the floods, which killed
more than 1,700 people, displaced millions and caused an estimated $43 billion
in damage - almost one quarter of the South Asian nation's 2009/10 gross
domestic product - Pakistan
had forecast growth of 4.5 percent. The floods have impacted 30 percent of all
farmland, a massive blow to a mainstay of the economy. The economic problems
are of concern to the United States
which relies on a stable Pakistan
in its fight against terrorism. The future of the economy is a big question
mark, as there is no policy response from the government so far.
Toll from Guatemala, Mexico
landslides rises above 50.GUATEMALA CITY
(AFP) - The toll from the heaviest rains in living memory in Guatemala
and Mexico rose
above 50, as Guatemalan officials called off the search for 15 more corpses
over safety fears. Mexican authorities said three workers cleaning a drainage
system in the center of the country had been buried by rocks and mud dislodged
from a nearby hill, taking the toll there to at least seven after a week of downpours.
where at least 45 people died over the weekend, rescuers had just resumed the
grim task of digging for bodies in a ravine next to the Pan-American
Highway when officials decided the sodden terrain was unsafe. Many
dead perished Saturday when dozens of rescuers were buried alive as they tried
to find victims of an earlier landslide that swept a bus and five other
vehicles off the highway. Only 25 of the 40 people believed to have been buried
at the site have been retrieved.
confirms its first case of new superbug gene. TOKYO - Japan has confirmed
the nation's first case of a new gene in bacteria that allows the
microorganisms to become drug-resistant superbugs, detected in a man who had
medical treatment in India, a Health Ministry officialsaid Tuesday. The gene, known as NDM-1, was found in a Japanese man in his 50s,
Kensuke Nakajima said. Researchers say the gene- which appears to be
circulating widely in India alters bacteria,
making them resistant to nearly all known antibiotics. "The potential of
NDM-1 to be a worldwide public health problem is great, and coordinated
international surveillance is needed," according to a widely publicized
report in the British medical journal Lancet in August. The gene has been seen
largely in the deadly E. coli bacteria and on DNA structures that can be easily
copied and passed onto other types of bacteria.
September 11, 2010
Thousands of Afghans in anti-Quran-burning protest.KABUL,
Afghanistan - Thousands of people protested in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday
against a small American church's earlier plan to burn the Muslim holy book,
chanting "Death to America" and setting shops and police checkpoints
on fire, officials said. Din Mohammad Darwish, spokesman for the governor of
Logar province, said police fired warning shots into the air to prevent the
protesters from storming the governor's house. He said no injuries were
immediately reported. He said a highway linking Afghanistan
and neighboring Pakistan
was briefly blocked by the protesters.
September 12, 2010
Uncertain Truce in US Quran Burning Drama. A Florida preacher appeared to back away from plans to burn
copies of the Quran on Sept. 11 after Secretary of Defense Gates phoned him.
Discovery of chemicals and genes Hoping to Save Sub-Saharan Crops from Devastating
Parasites. Each year, thousands of acres of crops are planted throughout Africa,
Asia and Australia
only to be laid to waste by a parasitic plant called Striga, also known as
witchweed. It is one of the largest challenges to food security in Africa,
and a team of scientists led by researchers from the University
of Toronto have discovered
chemicals and genes that may break Striga's stranglehold. When crops grow,
their roots release a plant hormone called strigolactone. If the soil contains
Striga seed, it will use the released strigolactone as a cue to germinate and
infect the crop plants. Once connected to the crop, the Striga plant kills the
crop by sucking out its nutrients. In sub-Saharan Africa
alone, Striga has infected up to two-thirds of the arable land. With chemicals and genes in hand that
influence strigolactone production in plants, scientists are trying to
manipulate the level of this compound by chemical application or plant breeding
which would break the Striga-crop interaction.
Jacob's House Comment,
God is trying to show through this witchweed infecting other crops how defiled the land has become in many nations today. God is trying to show that the land needs to be cleansed and purified of its idol worship, its lascivious practices, and its spilling of innocent blood in these nations. By these scientists trying to introduce unknown chemicals into the soil they could destroy the food supply for all time here. They could also bring about a great plague for their foolishness and sorcery practices in trying to become like gods themselves.
In farming, small is deadly. This year has been a bad one for
food. A drought wiped out a quarter of the grain crop east of the Black
Sea, outrageous amounts of rain have hit the Canadian and U.S. prairies hard,
and sub-Saharan Africa has suffered sporadic rainfalls that have often cut
crops in half.
Jacob’s House Comments:
In the prophecy on this website GOD WARNS THE PROMINENT MEN,
dated 8/12/07, God told Jacob what would
be happening to the areas of this world He loathed where idol worship and false
gods were being worshiped and praised today.
God told Jacob since many mingled people were refusing His words of the truth today, which bring food to the soul, He would take away there physical food to eat as punishment to them. God said He would punish and destroy entire households for the unnatural
affections, idol worship, grievous mistakes, and lies they have pursued. This
is already happening all over this world as the headlines show today.
Therefore it is time for all of the people of this world to
wake up for the King of kings and Lord of lords is coming back to this world to judge and
rule as never before.
Excerpt from God warns Prominent Men:
Therefore, the land that many
foolish men now inhabit today will not be able to keep them alive in the
future, watchman. Their land will not be
able to bear any fruit or sustenance upon it in the days ahead. It will not have any physical or natural
resemblance to My new land of Israel,
which will soon be formed when I, the Lord God, bring it here, watchman. It will not have any fresh meat or
nourishment within its dried up borders to refresh them and free them of all
misery, slavery, and harm they will soon suffer with. Instead, the land they are living on today
will soon become poisoned, corrupted, tainted, polluted, diseased, and
destroyed. It will be marked by Me to be
consumed by My fire and jealousy because of the faulty ideas that are coming
out of the mouths of these foolish men today.
So shall the food that many
prominent and low base men eat today, burn them beyond measure in the coming
hours. So shall the food their land
gives them become full of thorns, decay, diseases, mold, and briars within the
next few years. So shall I, the Lord
God, soon recompense many foolish men for the corrupt ideas they have shared
with their friends, their neighbors, and their forefathers. I, the Lord God, will punish them incessantly
in their hearts and minds. They will
bare the same curses and diseases their forefathers had to bare long ago. If any evil or wickedness remains within
their sinful hearts and minds, I will know about it. I will also know where they are sleeping and
keeping their secret hiding places today.
Therefore, soon, many rich and well
connected men will feel My wrath, fury, and fire upon them as never
before. They will experience dysentery,
diseases, and plagues of their hearts and minds. They will experience sorrowful malnourishment
and famine within them everywhere they decide to travel and go.
Soon I, the Lord God, will make the
filthy nations these prominent men are dwelling in today, desolate wilderness
places. Then only owls, snakes, and
satyrs will be able to roam there. They
will not be able to run or hide from My wrath and fury upon them. For I, the Lord God, will soon stretch out My
almighty hand to smite them and devour their increase inside. I will punish and destroy their entire
household for the unnatural affections, idol worship, grievous mistakes, and
lies they have pursued. I will deliver
them up to the destroyer for the creature images, false gods, and idols they
are worshiping and praising today. If
they have burned sweet incense or candles to any other strange or standing
gods, they will be condemned to perish by My outstretched hand.
September 16, 2010
Report: Illegal drug use up sharply last year. WASHINGTON
- The rate of illegal drug use rose last year to the highest level in nearly a
decade, fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and
methamphetamine abuse, the government reported Wednesday. Gil Kerlikowske, the
director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, called the 9 percent
increase in drug use disappointing but said he was not surprised given "eroding
attitudes" about the perception of harm from illegal drugs and the growing
number of states approving medicinal marijuana. "I think all of the
attention and the focus of calling marijuana medicine has sent the absolute
wrong message to our young people," Kerlikowske said in an interview.
homes lost to foreclosure up 25 pct on year. LOS ANGELES - Lenders took
back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S.
mortgage crisis. The increase in home repossessions came even as the number of
properties entering the foreclosure process slowed for the seventh month in a
row, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday. In all, banks
repossessed 95,364 properties last month, up 3 percent from July and an
increase of 25 percent from August 2009, RealtyTrac said. August makes the
ninth month in a row that the pace of homes lost to foreclosure has increased
on an annual basis. The previous high was in May.
Tropical Storm Karl heads to Gulf of Mexico.
CANCUN, Mexico - Tropical Storm Karl dumped heavy rains on the Yucatan
Peninsula on Thursday as it moved toward the Gulf of Mexico, where it was
expected to pick up steam and become a hurricane threatening Mexico's central
coast by the weekend. In the Atlantic, Hurricane Igor
spun into a dangerous Category 4 storm that threatened to generate
life-threatening rip currents along the U.S. East Coast over the weekend and
bring large swells to the Bahamas
and Virgin Islands before that. Category 2 Hurricane
Julia was not a threat to land.
Where's the oil? On the U. S.
Gulf floor, scientists say. NEW ORLEANS
- Far beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, deeper
than divers can go, scientists say they are finding oil from the busted BP well
on the sea's muddy and mysterious bottom. Oil at least two inches thick was
found Sunday night and Monday morning about a mile beneath the surface. Under
it was a layer of dead shrimp and other small animals, said University
of Georgia researcher Samantha
Joye, speaking from the helm of a research vessel in the Gulf. The latest
findings show that while the federal government initially proclaimed much of
the spilled oil gone, now it's not so clear.
Arctic sea ice melts to third lowest area on record. WASHINGTON (AFP)
- Arctic sea ice melted over the summer to cover the third smallest area on
record, US researchers said on Wednesday, warning global warming could leave
the region ice free in the month of September 2030. Last week, at the end of
the spring and summer "melt season" in the Arctic,
sea ice covered 4.76 million square kilometres (1.84 million square miles), the
University of Colorado's
National Snow and Ice Data
Center said in an annual
report."This is only the third
time in the satellite record that ice extent has fallen below five million
square kilometres (1.93 million square miles), and all those occurrences have
been within the past four years," the report said.
Study: To save tigers, protect key breeding areas. JAKARTA, Indonesia
- Conservationists must protect tiger populations in a few concentrated
breeding grounds in Asia instead of trying to safeguard vast, surrounding
landscapes, if they want to save the big cats from extinction, scientists said.
Only about 3,500 tigers are left in the wild worldwide, less than one third of
them breeding females. Much has been done to try to save the world's largest
cat, threatened by over-hunting, habitat loss and the wildlife trade. But their
numbers have continued to spiral downward for nearly two decades. The WWF and
other conservation groups say the world's tiger population has fallen from
around 5,000 in 1998 to as few as 3,200 today. The cats have been lost largely
to poachers, who cash in on a huge market for tiger skins and a belief,
prevalent in east Asia, that eating or applying tiger parts enhance health and
Town's Disease Is Traced to a Surprising Culprit. After five years of
lying low, Legionnaire's disease - a potentially fatal lung infection -
returned to the small city of Alcoi,
Spain, on July 21, 2009.Two cases were confirmed by the end of the
month, followed by eight in the first half of August, and one in the second
half. The victims were 49 to 88 years old. All were hospitalized with fever and other symptoms; one died. This profile is fairly typical for an
outbreak of Legionnaire's disease; the source was not. Since it infected 221
people, killing 34 of them, in the area of a convention of the American Legion
(an organization for military veterans) in Philadelphia
in 1976, the bacterium now called Legionella pneumophila has appeared around
the world.This microbe lives in fresh
water nearly everywhere, and it becomes a problem only when inhaled as a fine
spray or aerosol. (Legionella is harmless if you drink it.) Outbreaks are usually traced back to man-made supplies of
warm water, such as water cooling systems, fountains, hot tubs, even showers. This time they are implicating an asphalt paving
machine for the outbreak.
sells DNA as world demands more beef. DUGGAN, Argentina
(Reuters) - Tipping the scales at more than a ton, Montecristo would yield a
lot of prime Argentine steak. But ranchers are not interested in sending bulls
like him to slaughter - his semen is far more valuable. With newly affluent
consumers from Brazil
to China eating
more meat, Argentine ranchers are honing their centuries-old cattle-breeding
traditions to meet growing global demand for semen, embryos and genetics
know-how.There are around 20 Argentine
bovine genetics companies. Exports of bovine semen have increased ten-fold in
the last decade, in part thanks to the devaluation of the peso currency after a
2001/02 economic crisis, Etcheverry said. But it is China's
interest in bovine genetics that is rousing big hopes among breeders in Argentina,
which already sends most of its soybean exports to the Asian giant. "China
is eager to buy Argentine genetics. It has a huge population and demand for
meat is booming there."Some countries
are interested in bovine genetics because providing affordable foodstuff for
their citizens has become a priority," Etcheverry said.Marietti said his firm is in talks with Ghana
and Saudi Arabia,
which want "the whole package" - including bull semen, embryos and
know-how - as they try to develop a cattle industry based on Argentina's
model."There's a paradox with some
countries that have oil, natural gas, but not food," he said. "Their
goal is to achieve food security."
alarmed by HIV risk for European gays.PARIS (AFP) - Homosexual men in Europe
are increasingly failing to adhere to safe sex, according to two new studies.
transmission of the AIDS virus "seems to be out of control" among men
who have sex with men.But men who
have sex with men accounted for 48 percent of new cases and have an infection
rate that is 200 times higher than in the heterosexual population, despite a
long-running campaign to promote safe sex. Separately, investigators at Ghent
University in Belgium,
publishing in the open-access journal BMC Infectious Diseases on Monday, found
genetic evidence pointing to risky behavior among young white gays. The
concerns in Europe mirror those in the United States, where the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 55,000 new
infections occur every year, of which more than half occur among gays.
Fierce air, ground attack help slow fire's advance. LAKE
ISABELLA, Calif. - A fierce air
and ground attack helped slow the advance of a California
forest fire in the southern Sierra Nevada that has
charred more than 6,100 acres and destroyed one home, authorities said. Light
winds aided the firefighting effort Wednesday as bulldozers carved firebreaks
and crews set backfires to help stop the fire's spread.
September 17, 2010
Hurricane Karl now a Category 3 storm in the Gulf. MIAMI
- Hurricane Karl has strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it roars toward
ports and oil installations on Mexico's
Karl's maximum sustained winds increased to near 120 mph (195 kph) early Friday
with some additional strengthening possible before the hurricane makes
landfall. Karl is located about 70 miles (110 kilometers) east-northeast of
Veracruz, Mexico, and is moving west near 9 mph (15 kph).
Americans' wealth fell in spring as stocks tanked. ASHINGTON (AP) -
Americans' long journey to regain the wealth they lost in the recession is
stalled. Households failed even to run in place during the April-June quarter
as sinking stock prices eroded wealth. Stocks have since rebounded. But based
on last quarter's data, household net worth would have to rise 23 percent to
revisit its pre-recession peak. Net worth, the value of assets like homes and
investments, minus debts like mortgages and credit cards, fell 2.7 percent last
quarter, or $1.5 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Friday. That left net worth
at $53.5 trillion. That's above the bottom hit during the recession, $48.8
trillion in the first quarter of 2009. But it's far below the pre-recession
peak in wealth of $65.8 trillion.
NYC 125 mph storm leaves 14-mile path of destruction. NEW
YORK - The National Weather Service sought Friday to
determine whether the fury of wind and rain that tore through New
York City was a tornado, a storm that toppled trees,
peeled away buildings roofs and killed a woman in a car who had just swapped seats with
her husband. City officials described a path of destruction that hopped across New
York Harbor from Staten
Island and stretched uninterrupted for 14 miles from Park Slope in
Brooklyn all the way through Queens
to the Bayside neighborhood. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe estimated the
storm destroyed more than 1,000 trees. He said forestry experts were finding
damage patterns consistent with twisting winds, rather than more typical
sideways winds. "This is a very brief storm that was extremely
destructive," he said. The storm was part of a line that rippled across
much of the Northeast before completing its run in New
snapped trees and scattered them like bowling pins, downing power lines and
crushing vehicles, including a car in Queens where Iline
Levakis and her husband, Billy Levakis were parked. The couple, from Pennsylvania,
had just switched seats in the car, said a former business partner, Peter
September 19, 2010
Top economic planner warns
of short grain output.The widening gap between China's grain output
and demand is the most severe challenge facing China's grain security,
said Zhang Ping, head of China's National
Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's top economic planner,
on Aug. 26. Zhang warned that the increasingly tight grain supply in the world
market will lead to more difficulties in balancing grain supply and demand as
well as in market control and regulation. "In the remaining few months of
2010, prices of some agricultural products may remain high, while the pressure
of imported inflation still exists," he predicted. According to his report
to the National People's Congress, China is expected to
consume over 570 billion kilograms of grains. Meanwhile Chinese Vice Premier
Hui Liangyu has called on authorities to give more support to the country's
major grain production areas so to ensure grain supply and security.
Russian grain-export ban
ban on Russian grain exports ordered by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin came into
force Sunday, with the government battling to keep down the prices of basic
foodstuffs amid a record drought. According to a government decree signed by
Putin on August 5, the ban extends from Sunday until December 31, although the
powerful premier has indicated it may even extend beyond that date if the
harvest is bad. Russia, the world's No.
3 wheat exporter last year, has already warned that its grain harvest this year
will be just 60 million to 65 million tons, compared with 97 million tons in
2009. The drought amid the worst-ever heatwave in Russia's history has
ruined one quarter of the country's crops, according to President Dmitry
Medvedev. The export ban is aimed at keeping the Russian domestic market well
supplied with grain to prevent sharp rises in prices.
reason these defiled nations are facing food and drought problems today are
because they worship idols of wood, stone, and iron and they worship standing
gods.However, they have rejected the
real Living God who owns and controls this earth.They have also rejected God’s words of
yesterday and today, which could provide them food for their weary and troubled
because these heathens have rejected God’s truthful words and His nourishing
food, our God has taken away a portion of their own food supply.God has also taken away a great portion of
the water they need to have to survive.Therefore, when will these heathens and fools begin to wake up and learn
that a Living God controls them?When
will they begin to understand that our Creator can shut off their food, water,
and existence here at any time?
September 20, 2010
Crews battle Utah wildfire sparked at firing range. HERRIMAN, Utah - A wind-stoked fire sparked at a firing range during a National Guard training session blazed across hundreds of acres Monday as crews rushed to keep it from reaching any more homes than the two authorities said had burned a day earlier. The 300-acre fire moved in on the small community of Herriman on Sunday after flaring up at Camp Williams, a sprawling National Guard site about 30 miles outside Salt Lake City, said Captain Brad Taylor. Some 1,400 homes were evacuated, and fire officials said at least 100 were threatened.
Typhoon injures 45 in Taiwan. TAIPEI (Reuters) - A typhoon injured 45 people, canceled flights and cut power to tens of thousands in Taiwan on Sunday, keeping officials on high alert to stop any repeat of a deadly storm last year that damaged the president's reputation. Typhoon Fanapi, Taiwan's most severe storm so far in 2010, brought 162 kph (101 mph) maximum wind gusts that caused injuries by toppling scooters, breaking glass and blowing down signs. Gusts and sustained winds of up to 126 kph grounded 120 domestic and 36 international flights. They also kept Taiwan's main port of Kaohsiung closed into the evening.
Calif. whooping cough: 9 dead, infections on rise. LOS ANGELES -Sate health officials reported Thursday that California is on track to break a 55-year record for whooping cough infections in an epidemic that has already claimed the lives of nine infants. At least 4,017 cases of the highly contagious illness have been reported in California, according to the state. Data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control show 11,466 cases nationwide, though the federal numbers are known to lag behind local reporting. A persistent cough that lasts weeks is the tell-tale symptom of the illness, which is also known as pertussis.
India floods kill 63 people in two days.New Delhi, India (CNN) - At least 63 people have been killed from flooding and landslides in northern India since Saturday, officials said Sunday. Authorities have evacuated about 5,000 people to safety from one of the three worst-hit districts of Uttarakhand state. Flooding from heavy rains has blocked state highways, cutting off communication links. Uttarakhand's major rivers, Kumar added, also flowed above their danger levels. Most of the 63 deaths recorded since Saturday have been caused by collapsed houses, landslides and drowning cases, he said. Officials fear the toll may rise.
September 26, 2010
New Bug Invading States Causes a Stink. Twenty-nine U.S. states have now been invaded by this putrid pest. The year of widespread pest pandemonium is not over. It's merely shifting focus, from bed bugs to stink bugs, as the weather gets cooler. As An Invasive Species in the United States, the brown marmorated stinkbug was accidentally introduced into the United States from China or Japan. Stinkbugs are invading the Eastern U.S. The shield-shaped insects don't bite, but they decimate crops and infest homes.
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake has sent tremors across much of New Hampshire and parts of Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts. A 3.3-magnitude earthquake has also been reported in southern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was detected two miles northwest of Ravia in Johnston County about 6:20 a.m. Saturday.
The yam is endangered and under-researched. Yams are an important food crop in Africa, where the tubers are eaten by 60 million people every day, as well as in other parts of the world. But despite the yam's importance as a food source, science doesn't really know that much about yams or exert much effort in conserving them. That needs to change, says the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT), which has launched a worldwide effort to collect, catalogue and preserve thousands of yam varieties before many of them disappear. It is not an unlikely scenario, as some yam varieties or species are already endangered. In Uganda, for example, a variety of climbing yam known locally as imbama faces extinction and is now found only in remote, mountainous areas. The climbing yam grows on vines that, as their name implies, climb tall trees, but most of the trees in the Bugisu region of Uganda have been cut down to make room for fast-growing human settlements and agriculture, according to a report in the Uganda news Web site The New Vision. A banana blight, which killed many trees in 2001, further hurt the imbama's chances for survival.
The Arctic ice that thousands of walruses usually live on has disappeared from Alaska's ChukchiSea. The government is trying to figure out how the animals are coping with the dramatic change and whether to add them to its endangered species list.
Swarm of 30,000 Earthquakes Reveals Volcanic Potential. A swarm of thousands of earthquakes that struck the corner of Saudi Arabia nearest to Egypt in 2009 helped reveal that the area is unexpectedly volcanically active, scientists now report. Scientists had largely thought northwest Saudi Arabia was quiet, geologically speaking. Few earthquakes and few volcanic eruptions have been recorded there in the past millennium. However, between April and June 2009, more than 30,000 earthquakes struck an ancient lava field there named Harrat Lunayyir, with 19 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater striking at the swarm's peak on May 19, including a magnitude 5.4 quake that fractured walls in the town of Al Ays. Sensors even suggested that a volcanic eruption was possible. Alarmed, the Saudi Arabian government then evacuated 40,000 people from the region.
Officials say levee failing from heavy rain near Wis.Park. PORTAGE, Wis. - Officials in central Wisconsin say a levee south of Highway 33 is failing, and access into a park area is being cut off. The access road into Blackhawk Park has been closed as of 4 p.m. Sunday. No one is being allowed in or out until further notice, including emergency vehicles. Officials had been encouraging residents to evacuate, saying they were concerned the Calidonia Levee would fail. Residents are reminded to turn off utilities if possible, and bring medications and important documents with them, as well as their pets and vaccination records.
Drought continues to persist in almost a dozen US states from Ohio to the Mid-Atlantic states to parts of New England including Maine. Shortages of crops persist in these areas as food supplies dwindle.
October 3, 2010
9/11 U.S. conspiracy theories rife in Muslim world.ISTANBUL - About a week ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared to the United Nations that most people in the world believe the United States was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. To many people in the West, the statement was ludicrous, almost laughable if it weren't so incendiary. And surveys show that a majority of the world does not in fact believe that the U.S. orchestrated the attacks. However, the belief persists strongly among a minority, even with U.S. allies like Turkey or in the U.S. itself. And it cannot be dismissed because it reflects a gulf in politics and perception, especially between the West and many Muslims.
Study shows progress with stem cell alternative. NEW YORK - Scientists reported more progress Thursday with a method of creating stem cells without using embryos. The advance in cell reprogramming by researchers in Boston was praised as a more efficient way of turning skin cells into stem cells, a step toward developing new medical treatments. One expert said the new approach might be the first practical way to make such cells for creating new tissue to treat conditions like diabetes and Parkinson's disease. In 2007, when scientists first reported they had reprogrammed skin cells into stem cells, it was hailed as an alternative to getting stem cells from embryos, which are then destroyed. Since then, researchers have been working on fine-tuning the method.
Acidification of Oceans May Contribute to Global Declines of Shellfish. The acidification of the Earth's oceans due to rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) may be contributing to a global decline of clams, scallops and other shellfish by interfering with the development of shellfish larvae, according to two Stony Brook University scientists. Scientists evaluating the impacts of past, present and future ocean acidification on the larvae of two commercially valuable shellfish: the Northern quahog, or hard clam, and the Atlantic bay scallop. The ability of both to produce shells partly depends on ocean water pH. Previous studies have shown that increases in atmospheric CO2 levels can lower the ocean's pH level, causing it to become more acidic.
How to still kill a resistant parasite. Scientists in Belgium, in collaboration with colleagues from several developing countries, were able to restore a sleeping sickness parasite’s susceptibility to drugs. The parasite causes sleeping sickness in cattle. Because it has become resistant against all currently available drugs, it causes enormous economic losses.
Denver firefighters battle flames, fleeing bed bugs. Denver firefighters ran into more than the normal hazards at a house fire. Crews responding to the blaze Wednesday also had to battle bedbugs, the bloodsucking insects quickly becoming the scourge of households and businesses across the country.
Heating Up: 2010 offers 4th Hottest Summer on Record. An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with intense droughts and fires around Moscow, put Earth’s temperatures in the headlines this summer. Likewise, a string of exceptionally warm days in July in the eastern United States strained power grids, forced nursing home evacuations, and slowed transit systems. Both high-profile events reinvigorated questions about humanity’s role in climate change. But, from a global perspective, how warm was the summer exactly? How did the summer's temperatures compare with previous years? And was global warming the "cause" of the unusual heat waves? Scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, led by GISS's director, James Hansen, have analyzed summer temperatures and released an update on the GISS website that addresses all of these questions. Globally, June through August, according to the GISS analysis, was the fourth-warmest summer period in GISS’s 131-year-temperature record. The same months during 2009, in contrast, were the second warmest on record. The slightly cooler 2010 summer temperatures were primarily the result of a moderate La Niña (cooler than normal temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean) replacing a moderate El Niño (warmer than normal temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean).
Jacob’s House Comment,
What these fools and scientists all over the world do not realize today is God is causing the weather to become more and more erratic and uncertain all over this world. God is causing the sun to become more intense and hotter with each and every passing day. For what is not understood or determined by these fools and scientists is we are already in the beginning of sorrows, talked about by Jesus in the Bible. Therefore, we are having earthquakes, famine, violence, trouble, and diseases spreading all over this world. This will be followed in 2011 by the evil one going door to door in a deadly encounter to mark the people who are to be his portion today.
Therefore, God’s children better prepare themselves and their little ones for the new Passover time here that will soon be occurring. They better prepare their houses in good and righteous order with the blood of the lamb on their doorposts. They better not be caught asleep at the third hour. Otherwise they will be signified by God as being off guard when the devil comes near to their houses to select his marked ones for his death, maiming, travail, and destruction.
October 6, 2010
Study Examines new ICU Outbreak of Staph Aureus With Resistance to Methicillin and Linezolid. An outbreak of infection due to linezolid and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LRSA) in 12 intensive care unit patients in Spain was associated with transmission within the hospital and extensive usage of the antibiotic linezolid, often used for the treatment of serious infections, with reductions in linezolid use and infection-control measures hospital personnel hope to resolve the outbreak. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause ofhealth care-associated infection. Therapeutic options for severe MRSA infections are limited, only linezolid and glycopeptides [a class of peptides] are recommended to treat ventilator-associated pneumonia). Linezolid is widely used in critical care because of its antimicrobial spectrum, favorable short-term safety profile.
Invaders could devastate Florida avocado industry. Florida's lucrative avocado industry could face a serious blow from a duo of deadly new invaders. Together, the invasive fungus called "laurel wilt disease" and the redbay ambrosia beetle, which carries laurel wilt, represent a significant economic threat to the industry. Direct losses from the invasion could range from $183 million to a remarkable high of $356 million.
Jamaica PM: $125 million to fix storm damage. It will take at least $125 million to repair flattened farmland, rutted roads, broken bridges and eroded beaches across storm-staggered Jamaica, the island's leader announced Tuesday. Tropical Storm Nicole caused flooding and mudslides across Jamaica on Wednesday, leaving two confirmed dead and at least 12 more missing.
Magnitude-4.5 quake strikes off Humboldt coast. There are no reports of damage or injuries after a magnitude-4.5 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the HumboldtCounty coast. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake struck around Tuesday. It was located 37 miles northwest of Eureka, which is about 270 miles north of San Francisco.
Population crash in Kenya: Rare bird gets much, much rarer--but why? One of the world's most critically endangered birds, Kenya's taita apalis ( Apalis fuscigularis ), has suddenly and inexplicably become much, much rarer , according to BirdLife International. The organization, which has funded research into the species through its Preventing Extinctions Program , says that field work conducted in 2009 and 2010 found almost no taita apalis remaining in Kenya's forests. With sightings of the bird down nearly 80 percent compared with 2001, BirdLife now estimates the species's population at somewhere between 60 and 130 individuals. Previous estimates from just nine years ago placed the population at between 300 and 650 birds.
Toxic Red Sludge Spill From Hungarian Aluminum Plant 'An Ecological Disaster'. The material can cause burns and eye irritation, and if it is ingested, it can cause internal damage. A flood of toxic waste from a burst reservoir at a chemical plant has killed at least four people in Western Hungary.The Hungarian Government is trying to stop it from reaching the Marcal and Danube rivers. Toxic sludge spilled into Kolontar, Devecser and Somlovasarhely. Several people are missing and there are more than 120 reported injuries. People are reporting burns and eye irritation. The national disaster unit says the sludge contains heavy metals, including lead. It is slightly radioactive and its dust can cause lung damage.
Census shows connectedness of world's marine life. WASHINGTON - The world's oceans may be vast and deep, but a decade-long count of marine animals finds sea life so interconnected that it seems to shrink the watery world. An international effort to create a Census of Marine Life was completed Monday with maps and three books, increasing the number of counted and validated species to 201,206. A decade ago the question of how many species are out there couldn't be answered. But what scientists learned was more than a number or a count. It was a sense of how closely life connects from one place to another and one species to another. In that way, Ceratonotus steiningeri exemplifies what the census found. "We didn't know so much about the deep sea," Arbizu said. "We believe now that the deep sea is more connected, also the different oceans, than we previously thought."AFP - The US space agency NASA announced it has given the green light to a mission to Mars aimed at investigating the mystery of how the "red planet" lost its atmosphere.
Connecticut doctor: Family was 'destroyed by evil'. (CNN) - For three weeks, Dr. William Petit went to a courtroom and re-lived the day he was attacked and his wife and daughters were killed in their Connecticut home. The killings of Hawke-Petit, 17-year-old Hayley Petit and 11-year-old Michaela Petit happened in the New Haven suburb of Cheshire on the morning of July 23, 2007. Prosecutors said Hayes and co-defendant Joshua Komisarjevsky entered the home the previous night, beat and bound Petit and attacked his wife and daughters before setting their home on fire. Komisarjevsky, 30, will be tried separately, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Hayes.
Death toll from Asian floods nears 110. TELUK WONDAMA, Indonesia - Helicopters dropped food to isolated villages and security forces helped clear debris and search for survivors as the number of people killed by floods and landslides across Asia climbed Wednesday to nearly 110. Three-quarters of the deaths were in Eastern Indonesia, where days of torrential downpours caused mud and debris to crash into hillside villages, damaging thousands of homes. Twenty-six fatalities were reported in Vietnam. On the nearby Chinese island of Hainan, 64,000 people had to be evacuated. The greatest panic was caused when a river burst its banks in the hardest-hit Indonesian village of Wasior early this week, sweeping away residents in a fast-moving wall of sludge, rocks and heavy logs that left thigh-high water in its wake. "Many people didn't have time to save themselves," said one woman, Ira Wanoni, adding that others were screaming "Flood! Flood!" as they tried to scramble to high ground.
Storms cause flooding in Arizona, Nevada. Strong storms on Tuesday pounded portions of the West, dropping record-setting rain in northern Nevada, flooding roads and disrupting flights in Phoenix, and dumping enough snow at the top of the Sierra to close a mountain highway pass.Meanwhile, a lightning strike in Utah left two teenage boys hospitalized in critical condition.In Phoenix, no flights arrived or left SkyHarborInternationalAirport for about a half-hour because of winds as strong as 70 mph, lightning, golf ball-sized hail and rain.
October 10 2010
Job Losses Increase Pressure on Fed. The U.S. economy continued to lose jobs last month as small gains in the private sector failed to offset big cuts in government workers, pointing to a still sluggish recovery.
Harvest Shocker Rattles Wall Street. The U.S.Department of Agriculture sliced its harvest projections for corn, soybeans and wheat, throwing fuel on a three-month-old commodity rally and deepening worries about rising food prices. Soaring prices in the US are leading to a new food crisis with Agricultural commodities prices gaining momentum. Last week, the US government slashed grain production estimates after adverse weather conditions. Crops worldwide have been damaged recently been floods and wild weather. Traders on commodities markets have described the fluctuations in price for grains as among the worst since the 2007-08 food crisis, when inventories were well down. Last week there were price movements of up to 12.5%. The markets most affected were corn, wheat, soybean, sugar, barley and oats. The US Department of Agriculture has also warned that stocks of corn and barley, the grains that feed the meat industry, are at a 14 year low.
Jacob’s House Comment,
Because the world governments and nations have refused the Lord God’s words of yesterday and today, which are the bread of life and the food for your soul, the Lord God is already beginning to take away their food supplies worldwide.Because these governments and nations have spread atheistic ideas and they blaspheme the living God, they will suffer with travail, trouble, and economic distress going forward.All these things will occur until the Lord God’s new day is completely formed in the memory and soul of our Creator.These things of travail, trouble, and economic distress will not go away but instead increase before our Lord Jesus steps upon this earth for a second time.
The sudden death of bee colonies since late 2006 across North America has stumped scientists. But today, researchers may have a greater understanding of the mysterious colony collapse disorder. Bee colony collapse is associated with a viral, fungal infection, biologist says. To discover what might be attacking bee colonies, the team ground up dead bees that had succumbed to colony collapse disorder. Using analytical equipment, researchers discovered through spectroscopic analysis evidence of a moth virus called insect iridescent virus (IIV) 6 and a fungal parasite called Nosema. The insect virus is closely related to another virus that wiped out bee populations 20 years ago in India, he said. Also, unlike previous research that found the deaths may be caused by a virus with RNA, the IIV 6 contains DNA.
Jacob’s House Comment,
In the prophecy on this website entitled, “God Speaks About His Power”, dated 1/15/06, our Lord God told this world through His Holy Spirit what would happen to the nations and people who have denied Him and His Son, Jesus.God spoke about the fact that the crops would decline worldwide and mold and mildew would be seen in many nations today.Therefore, the honeybees around this world are being decimated because of the sin, the evil deeds, and the filthiness of many men today.They are being destroyed as a sign from God that purity, compassion, charity among men, and virtue have gone out of the land.
Excerpt from “God Speaks About His Power”:
You, watchman, know about glistening sword of the truth and the almighty consuming words that I own.You know I have hidden strength within Me that is not readily understood or perceived here.Therefore, I can take down and destroy all of the rotten and perverted places, which I dislike.I can easily make them into cauldrons of fire for all of the evil deeds the souls in them have done.I can cause the leaders and the governors of many nations to come down with confusion, beguilement, trepidation, and fear.Therefore, none of them will be able to stop Me when I decide to visit this world in the coming days.
There are many ignorant and foolish people on this earth today who have refused My benevolent, outstretched hands, watchman.They have refused My loving kindness, My light, and My mercy, watchman.They have refused to truly worship and praise Me and My Son, Jesus, in their hearts and minds.Therefore, so shall I, the Lord God, refuse them when the time draws near for My new day to appear in all of its glory.So shall I refuse them with a tidal wave of judgment upon them they cannot control.I will bring unrelenting change to their work places and their doorsteps.I, the Lord God, will show them how polluted, sinful, unruly, vain, filthy, and proud they have become.
Therefore, the ground many foolish people walk upon in the coming hours will not yield them any good fruit or sustenance, watchman.I, the Lord God, will show them how their harvest fields of true meat and corn have declined because they have defiled themselves.I will show them how the purified blood they have stolen from Me has spilled over into their houses and into their city streets.I will also show them how rocky, moldy, sinful, and hard their ground has become before Me, watchman.
Soon the floods, whirlwinds, hailstorms, evil, and firestorms that I will bring to this earth will show the people here how corrupted they have become before Me.These things will show them how little they know about My purified, virtuous, and profitable ways that bring eternal life.
A new report is stating food stamp recipients in the US have risen by over 18% in the last year.Now more than 48 million Americans must receive government food stamps to buy their groceries with and survive. Many of these now are the middle class.
Israeli Cabinet passes loyalty bill, Arabs angry. JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet approved on Sunday a bill that would require new citizens to pledge a loyalty oath to a "Jewish and democratic" state, language that triggered charges of racism from Arab lawmakers who see it as undermining the rights of the country's Arab minority. The measure was largely symbolic, since few non-Jews apply for Israeli citizenship. Nevertheless, it infuriated the Arab minority and stoked tensions with Palestinians at a time when fledgling peace talks are deadlocked over Israel's refusal to extend a moratorium on new building in West Bank Jewish settlements. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the bill reflected the essence of Israel at a time when he said many in the world are trying to blur the connection between the Jewish people and their homeland. "The state of Israel is the national state of the Jewish people and is a democratic state in which all its citizens - Jews and non-Jews enjoy full equal rights," he said. "Whoever wants to join us, has to recognize us."
Fla. Ag chief warns conditions ripe for wildfires. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's agriculture commissioner is warning that a lack of tropical storms is contributing to dry condition ripe for wildfires in the months ahead.Commissioner Charles Bronson said Friday that a second factor is abnormally cold sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean - a condition known as "La Nina."It affects weather patterns across North America. For Florida it'll will mean a warmer, drier winter. Bronson said the net result is "a tough wildfire season ahead."
October 16, 2010
Palestinians weighing alternatives
to peace talks. RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinians will study
alternatives to peace talks with Israel in the coming days, a top PLO official
said Saturday, after Israel gave the green light to build 238 new houses for
Jews on war-won land Palestinians seek for their state. The negotiations,
launched by the U.S.
in early September, quickly broke down over Israel's
refusal to extend a limited curb on construction in West Bank
settlements, deemed illegal by the international community.
U. S. Annual Deficit Stays Sky-High. The Treasury reported a nearly
$1.3 trillion deficit for 2010, down from 2009 but still the second-largest in
more than 60 years, adding fuel to this year's political debate about the size
of deficits and government.
Newly Identified Virus May Cause Pediatric Diarrhea. Klassevirus, a new member of the picornavirus
family, has recently been discovered in human stool and more specifically
linked with pediatric diarrhea. vResearchers from the U.S.
and abroad detail their findings in the October 2010 issue of the journal Clinical
and Vaccine Immunology. Initial analysis of klassevirus shows it to be
closely related to Aichi virus, a common cause of oyster-associated
gastroenteritis in humans. Although studies have detected klassevirus in
pediatric stool and sewage samples, it has not yet been found in any sterile
sites of the human body leaving researchers to question its true authenticity
as a human infection.
Cuba cleans up from Tropical Storm Paula. Much of Cuba's
capital remained without power early Friday following a direct hit from
Tropical Storm Paula, as cleanup crews carried away fallen trees and swept up
chunks of concrete torn from the city streets.
Disfiguring tropical disease surges in Afghanistan.
- An outbreak of a tropical disease caused by sand fly bites that leaves
disfiguring skin sores has hit Afghanistan,
with tens of thousands of people infected, health officials said Friday.
Cutaneous leishmanisis is a parasitic disease transmitted by the female
phlebotomine sand fly — an insect only 2-3 millimeters long that requires the
blood of humans or animals so its eggs can develop. Treatable with medication
and not life-threatening, cutaneous leishmanisis can leave severe scars on the
bodies of victims. The disease threatens 13 million people in Afghanistan,
the World Health Organization said, and many impoverished Afghan victims can't
afford the medication to treat it. In Kabul
- described by the WHO as "the world capital of cutaneous
leishmaniasis" - the number of cases jumped from an estimated 17,000 a
year in the early 2000s to 65,000 in 2009, WHO said. Most victims are women and
IPCC aims for clarity and relevance in new report.
Providing information that policymakers can use is key to the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as work begins on its next global assessment.
The report, known as AR5, will focus on factors that materially affect people's
lives, such as the Asian monsoon. It
will also look at what aspects of climate change might be irreversible. Leaders
of the IPCC's scientific assessment were speaking to BBC News during a
conference in South Korea
aimed at modernising the organisation. They indicated that procedures used in
compiling AR5 will reflect some criticisms made in the wake of errors uncovered
in its previous assessment, in 2007.
Strong typhoon blows for Philippines;
1,000s flee. MANILA, Philippines
- The strongest typhoon to threaten the Philippines
in recent years menacingly roared toward the country's north Sunday, prompting
thousands of villagers to flee to safety and sparking massive emergency
preparations. Typhoon Megi had sustained winds of 140 miles per hour and gusts
of 162 mph by nightfall but could strengthen as it moves west at 14 mph over the Philippine Sea.
Forecasters said it's expected to slam into Cagayan province Monday morning.
With its ferocious wind, Megi has become the strongest typhoon to threaten the
country in four years, government forecasters say. A 2006 howler with 155-mph
(250-kph) winds set off volcanic mudslides that buried entire villages, killing
about 1,000 people. Weather officials issued the highest of a four-tier public
storm alert for Cagayan and nearby Isabela province, warning of pounding rains
and fierce wind that could significantly damage agriculture, residential areas,
power and communications.
Rabies claims 100th fatality in Indonesia's
Bali. BALI, Indonesia
- A rabies outbreak on Indonesia's
resort island of Bali
has now killed 100 people. Bali, an island of 3 million
people and one of Asia's top tourist destinations, has
been grappling with the outbreak for nearly two years. Several countries have
issued advisories, telling travelers they should get shots and stay clear of
dogs roaming the white-sand beaches. In a widely criticized move, local
officials responded by killing 200,000 stray dogs, saying they couldn't afford
to vaccinate the animals against rabies. That has changed in recent weeks with
the help of international funds.
Mexican drug addicts dwell amid fear of violence. CIUDAD
- Thousands of drug addicts live in the shadows of Ciudad
Juarez, the infamous Mexican border city at the
epicenter of a wave of brutal drug violence as well as growing drug use.
Abandoned by authorities, the addicts live in fear of drug gangs who threaten
and sometimes kill them for no apparent reason, including several brutal
massacres in drug treatment centers. "Now they enter houses and kill us.
We keep this window open so we can at least try to escape over the roof,"
said a drug user who gave her name as Carla, inside a house used as a 'shooting
gallery' for heroin in Barrio Alto, a central district dotted with abandoned
Hospitalizations Way Up for Young Adults With Diabetes.
Hospitalizations for diabetes in the United
States rose 65 percent over a recent 14-year
span, with young adults -- and young women in particular -- accounting for much
of that surge, a new study shows. The number
of 30- to 39-year-olds hospitalized for diabetes more than doubled between 1993
and 2006, the researchers found. Young women in that age bracket and also those
aged 20 to 29 were 1.3 times more likely than men to need hospital care for
diabetes, they said. "What we saw were dramatic increases in
diabetes-related hospitalizations for 30- to 39-year olds and particularly for
women in that age group compared to men,"
said study leader Dr. Joyce M. Lee, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the
University of Michigan. "Diabetes is on the rise worldwide," he said.
"We are living in a pandemic of diabetes. We don't have the
resources to combat it. Diabetes is happening earlier and earlier."
Discovery of GPS tracker becomes privacy issue. SAN FRANCISCO - Yasir
Afifi, a 20-year-old computer salesman and community college student,
took his car in for an oil change earlier this month and his mechanic spotted
an odd wire hanging from the undercarriage. The wire was attached to a strange
magnetic device that puzzled Afifi and the mechanic. They freed it from the car
and posted images of it online, asking for help in identifying it. Two days
later, FBI agents arrived at Afifi's Santa Clara
apartment and demanded the return of their property, a global positioning
system tracking device now at the center of a raging legal debate over privacy
rights. One federal judge wrote that the widespread use of the device was
straight out of George Orwell's novel, "1984". "By holding that
this kind of surveillance doesn't impair an individual's reasonable expectation
of privacy, the panel hands the government the power to track the movements of
every one of us, every day of our lives," wrote Alex Kozinski, the chief
judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a blistering dissent in
which a three-judge panel from his court ruled that search warrants weren't
necessary for GPS tracking. In his
dissent, Chief Judge Kozinski noted that GPS technology is far different from
tailing a suspect on a public road, which requires the active participation of
investigators. "The devices create a permanent electronic record that can
be compared, contrasted and coordinated to deduce all manner of private
information about individuals," Kozinksi wrote. But other federal and
state courts have come to the opposite conclusion.
Jacob's House Comment,
The mark of the beast "666" is already here in many ways. Many governments are trying to assume complete control over their citizens' lives. At the same time many people's evil thoughts, as well as what evil lurks in their hearts and minds, are being assayed and marked by the devil. Soon he will claim these people as being his captives to be destroyed. The devil will then ask God if he can punish them in God's new Passover incessantly for their sins.
October 18, 2010
Merkel says German multi-cultural society has failed. BERLIN
(AFP) - Germany's
attempt to create a multi-cultural society has failed completely, Chancellor
Angela Merkel said at the weekend, calling on the country's immigrants to learn
German and adopt Christian values. Merkel weighed in for the first time in a
blistering debate sparked by a central bank board member saying the country was
being made "more stupid" by poorly educated and unproductive Muslim
migrants. "Multikulti", the concept that "we are now living side
by side and are happy about it," does not work, Merkel told a meeting of
younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party at Potsdam
near Berlin. "This approach
has failed, totally," she said, adding that immigrants should integrate
and adopt Germany's
culture and values. "We feel tied to Christian values. Those who don't
accept them don't have a place here," said the chancellor.
"Subsidising immigrants" isn't sufficient, Germany
has the right to "make demands" on them, she added, such as mastering
the language of Goethe and abandoning practices such as forced marriages.
Super typhoon lashes Philippines
amid flood alerts. CAUAYAN, Philippines - Super Typhoon Megi became the
strongest cyclone in years to buffet the Philippines on Monday, while flooding
in Vietnam swept away a bus and left 20 people missing, including a girl pulled
from her mother's grasp by the raging waters.mThe huge storm striking the
northern Philippines drowned at least one man and was expected to add to what
already has been heavy rains striking much of the region, including in China
where authorities evacuated 140,000 people from a coastal province ahead of the
typhoon. It could head later to Vietnam,
where 30 deaths from flooding already have been reported in recent days, in
addition to the bus passengers snatched by surging currents Monday and feared
dead. Megi packed sustained winds of 140 miles (225 kilometers) per hour and
gusts of 162 mph (260 kph) as it made landfall midday Monday at Palanan Bay in
Isabela province, felling trees and utility poles and cutting off power, phone
and Internet services in many areas.
needs urgent action to stop species loss : U.N. NAGOYA,
Japan (Reuters) - The
world cannot afford to allow nature's riches to disappear, the United Nations
said on Monday at the start of a major meeting to combat losses in animal and
plant species that underpin livelihoods and economies. The United Nations says
the world is facing the worst extinction rate since the dinosaurs vanished 65
million years ago, a crisis that needs to be addressed by governments,
businesses and communities. The two-week meeting aims to prompt nations and
businesses to take sweeping steps to protect and restore ecosystems such as
forests, rivers, coral reefs and the oceans that are vital for an ever-growing
human population. "This meeting is part of the world's efforts to address
a very simple fact - we are destroying life on earth."
October 21, 2010
Clashes, protests in French tensions over pensions. PARIS
- Protesters blockaded Marseille's airport, Lady Gaga canceled concerts in Paris
and rioting youths attacked police in Lyon on Thursday
ahead of a tense Senate vote on raising the retirement age. A quarter of the
nation's gas stations were out of fuel despite President Nicolas Sarkozy's
orders to force open depots barricaded by striking workers. Gasoline shortages
and violence on the margins of student protests have heightened the standoff
between the government and labor unions who see retirement at 60 as a
hard-earned right. New violence broke out in Lyon, as
police chased rampaging youths who overturned a car and hurled bottles. Riot
officers tried to subdue the violence with tear gas. A gendarme helicopter
Brazil: Superbug cases in Brasilia rise by 25% in a week. The Federal
District Secretariat of Health reported this Friday that the total number of
patients suspect of carrying the super-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae
Carbapenemase (KPC) is 135. The rise since last week, when the government
reported 108 suspected cases between January and October, is 25 percent.
Nevertheless, the secretariat said the number of deaths from the infection has
fallen. Eighteen died last week, but three were dropped as KPC cases. So far,
the bacteria has been identified in 16 hospitals-9 public and 7 private. No
cure is now known.
stated in the Bible that a great plague will come upon many men who have denied
God and His Son, Jesus. This plague will
be a mutating one that cannot be cured or stopped in its devouring of the
cursed men in its path. The generation
we are living in today is the time for this plague to begin. Therefore, soon our God will unleash this
plague on many men for their sins, their corruption, their lasciviousness, and
their wickedness today.
from Zachariah 14:12-15:
And this shall be the plague wherewith the
Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh
shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall
consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their
And it shall come to pass in that day,
that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold
every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the
hand of his neighbour.
And Judah also shall fight
at Jerusalem; and the wealth
of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver,
and apparel, in great abundance.
And so shall be the plague of the horse,
of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be
in these tents, as this plague.
US-Saudi arms deal ripples from Iran
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - As American and Saudi officials spent months
quietly hammering out a wish list for a mammoth sale of American warplanes and
other weapons to the oil-rich kingdom, leaders in Iran were busy publicly
displaying their advances in missiles, naval craft and air power.,, In one memorable
bit of political theater, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stood under a
cascade of glitter in August to unveil a drone bomber, dubbed the
"ambassador of death", that he claimed would keep foes in the region
"paralyzed" on their bases. The response by Washington
and its cornerstone Arab ally, Saudi Arabia, moved a step
ahead Wednesday. The Obama administration notified Congress of plans to sell
$60 billion worth in 84 new F-15 fighter jets, helicopters and other gear. The
proposed deal, one of the biggest single U.S.
arms sales, is clearly aimed at countering Iran's
rising military might and efforts to expand its influence. Israel
has made no diplomatic rumblings over the proposed Saudi deal, a marked
contrast to almost automatic objections decades ago to Pentagon pacts with Arab
nations. It's widely seen as an acknowledgment that Israel's
worries over Iran
and its nuclear program far outweigh any small shifts in the Israel-Arab
balance of power.
Jacob’s House Comment,
Never has the US
been so anti-Israel as it is today.
Never in the past have the leaders in the US
need for compassion and aid, as they have done today. This is all part of the end time scenario
that will bring another visitation from the Lord God to this earth. Then shall God’s anger and fury be released
on the US, also
known as the eagle. His anger and fury
will also be released on any other nation that has given aid and weapons to Israel’s
enemies, at her expense.
U.N. urged to freeze climate geo-engineering projects. NAGOYA, Japan
(Reuters) - The United Nations should impose a moratorium on
"geo-engineering" projects such as artificial volcanoes and vast
cloud-seeding schemes to fight climate change, green groups say, fearing they
could harm nature and mankind. The risks were too great because the impacts of
manipulating nature on a vast scale were not fully known, the groups said at a
major U.N. meeting in Japan
aimed at combating increasing losses of plant and animal species. Envoys from
nearly 200 countries are gathered in Nagoya, Japan,
to agree targets to fight the destruction of forests, rivers and coral reefs
that provide resources and services central to livelihoods and economies. A
major cause for the rapid losses in nature is climate change, the United
Nations says, raising the urgency for the world to do whatever it can to curb
global warming and prevent extreme droughts, floods and rising sea levels.
Worst Coral Death Strikes at Southeast Asia.
International marine scientists say that a huge coral death which has struck
Southeast Asian and Indian Ocean reefs over recent
months has highlighted the urgency of controlling global carbon emissions. Many
reefs are dead or dying across the Indian Ocean and into
the Coral Triangle following a bleaching event that extends from the Seychelles
in the west to Sulawesi and the Philippines
in the east and include reefs in Sri Lanka,
and many sites in western and eastern Indonesia.
"It is certainly the worst coral die-off we have seen since 1998. It may
prove to be the worst such event known to science," says Dr Andrew Baird
of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James
"So far around 80 percent of Acropora colonies and 50 per cent of
colonies from other species have died since the outbreak began in May this
year." This means coral cover in the region could drop from an average of
50% to around 10%, and the spatial scale of the event could mean it will take
years to recover, striking at local fishing and regional tourism industries, he
says. The bleaching event has also hit the richest marine biodiversity zone on
the planet, the 'Amazon Rainforest' of the seas, known as the Coral Triangle
(CT), which is bounded by Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits northern Mexico.
MEXICO CITY - A powerful earthquake
struck offshore in Mexico's
Gulf of California on Thursday, causing people to flee
into the streets in the western state of Sinaloa, but there were no reports of
damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported the magnitude
of the quake as 6.9, but later in the day revised it to 6.7. The tremor struck
about 72 miles (116 kilometers) south of Los Mochis,
a city just inland from the coast in Sinaloa. It was centered at a relatively
shallow depth of 5.6 miles (9 kilometers).
Biogen reports more brain infections in MS patients. BOSTON
(Reuters) - Two more patients taking Biogen Idec Inc's multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri
have developed a potentially deadly brain infection known as PML, the
company said on Wednesday. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology
company said in its latest monthly update that as of October 1, there have been
70 confirmed cases of PML, up from 68 as of September 2. Of those, 14 have died
and 56 are alive with varying degrees of disability ranging from mild to
severe. There were no additional deaths in October.
October 24, 2010
Rain drenches China
as Megi weakens to depression. BEIJING
- Torrential rains drenched China's
southeastern coast as once-powerful Typhoon Megi weakened to a tropical
depression Sunday and more than 300,000 evacuees waited to return to their
battered homes. Megi has dumped up to 13 inches (33 centimeters) of rain on
Chinese coastal villages after hitting the mainland Saturday. News reports
described extensive damage to fishing boats and shellfish beds in Fujian
province, where more heavy rain was falling Sunday. A super typhoon at its peak
strength, Megi cut a swath of destruction through the Philippines
and Taiwan in the past week.
Landslides and flooding in Taiwan
killed as many as 31 people, and at least 28 people died in the northern Philippines.
An estimated 313,700 people were evacuated in Fujian
and authorities were deciding Sunday whether it was safe to return, said an
employee of the provincial Flood Control Headquarters.
Cholera outbreak creeps closer to Haiti's
capital. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
- A spreading cholera outbreak in rural Haiti
threatened to outpace aid groups as they stepped up efforts Saturday hoping to
keep the disease from reaching the squalid camps of earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince. Health officials said at
least 208 people had died and 2,674 others were infected in an outbreak mostly
centered in the Artibonite region north of the capital. Cholera cases in towns
near Port-au-Prince are rising, and
officials are worried the next target will be hundreds of thousands of Haitians
left homeless by January's devastating quake and now living in camps across the
capital. "If the epidemic makes its way to Port-au-Prince,
where children and families are living in unsanitary, overcrowded camps, the
results could be disastrous," said Dr. Estrella Serrano, World Vision's
emergency response health and nutrition manager. Reports trickled in of
patients seeking treatment in clinics closer to Port-au-Prince
because the St. Nicholas hospital in the seaside city of St.
Marc is overflowing, said Margaret Aguirre, an
International Medical Corps spokeswoman.
war files portray weak, divided nation. WASHINGTON
- The enormous cache of secret war logs disclosed by the WikiLeaks website
paints a picture of an Iraq
burdened by persistent sectarian tension and meddling neighbors, suggesting
that the country could drift into chaos once U.S.
forces leave. Deaths are also not being reported. The reports, covering early 2004 to Jan. 1, 2010, help explain why Iraq's
struggle to create a unified, independent state continues, despite a dramatic
reduction in violence. They appear to support arguments by some experts that
the U.S. should
keep thousands of troops there beyond their scheduled departure in 2011, to buy
more time for Iraq
to become stable. The threats described in the leaked documents come from outside,
including next-door Iran,
as well as inside, in the form of sectarian, political and even family
rivalries that predate the 2003 American-led invasion and endure today. The
reports demonstrate the weakness of Iraq's
civic institutions, court system and military, even before sectarian violence
exploded in 2006-2007.
Tropical Storm Richard drenches Honduran coast. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
- Tropical Storm Richard lashed Honduras' Caribbean coast with heavy rain and
wind and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane on Sunday as it roared
toward Belize and southeastern Mexico. Authorities warned of deadly floods and
mudslides in Honduras
and declared states of maximum alert in four coastal provinces. Lisandro
Rosales, head of Honduras'
Permanent Emergency Commission, said civil defense offices along the coast were
preparing to carry out evacuations if needed.
October 27, 2010
Massive storm brings 2nd
day of snow, rain, winds. A rare fast moving storm has brought winds of up to 81
mph, rain, and tornadoes that started in the Midwest on Tuesday and
continued Wednesday, moving into the southern and eastern U.S. The National
Weather Service confirmed that eight tornadoes touched down in Indiana Tuesday, but that
no serious damage or injuries were reported. Ohio saw six twisters,
including one with gusts of at least 111 mph that ripped through a village in
the northwest part of the state, destroying several homes. Another flattened a
barn and carried a large windmill 40 yards.
Death toll in Indonesian tsunami, volcano tops 300. MENTAWAI ISLANDS,
Indonesia - The death toll from a tsunami and a volcano rose to more than 300
Wednesday as more victims of Indonesia's double disasters were found and an
official said a warning system installed after a deadly ocean wave in 2004 had
broken from a lack of maintenance. Hundreds were still missing after Monday's
tsunami struck the remote Mentawi islands off western Sumatra,
where officials were only beginning to chart the scope of the devastation. At
least 311 people died as the huge wave, triggered by an undersea earthquake,
washed away wooden and bamboo homes, displacing more than 20,000 people. About
800 miles (1,300 kilometers) to the east in central Java, the Mount
Merapi volcano was mostly quiet but
still a threat after Tuesday's eruption that sent searing ash clouds into the
air, killing at least 30 people and injuring 17.
official: dollar printing causing inflation. China
trade minister says excess printing of US dollars causing inflation shock. SHANGHAI
(AP) - Out-of-control printing of the U.S. dollar is forcing inflation on
China, pushing up prices for commodities and labor, trade minister Chen Deming
says in an escalation of rhetoric over currency and other tensions ahead of key
international meetings. Beijing has been chafing at U.S. pressure over its
currency and massive imbalances in trade and investment that are symptomatic of
deeper problems in the world economy - Asia and China's addiction to weak
currencies to boost their export-reliant economies and the legacy of
debt-fueled consumption in the U.S. Fearing a trade war that could send the
world economy into reverse, finance chiefs from the Group of 20 leading
advanced and developed nations last weekend vowed to avoid weakening their
currencies. But they did not set specific targets for reducing imbalances such
as China's huge
trade surplus and the U.S.
Bin Laden warns France
over Afghan war, veil ban. CAIRO
- Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden threatens in a new audio tape to kill French
citizens to avenge their country's support for the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan
and a new law that will ban face-covering Muslim veils. In the tape obtained by
satellite television station Al-Jazeera, bin Laden said France
was aiding the Americans in the killing of Muslim women and children in an
apparent reference to the war in Afghanistan.
He said the kidnapping of five French citizens in the African nation of Niger
last month was a reaction to what he called France's
oppression of Muslims.
Cholera fears spark anti-clinic protest in Haiti.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Protesters threw rocks at a cholera treatment center as
it was preparing to open in the city of St. Marc on Tuesday, highlighting the
fear surrounding a disease that was almost unknown in Haiti before it began
spreading through the countryside, aid workers said. Some of the roughly 300
students and other protesters said they feared the Doctors Without
Borders-Spain clinic would bring more of the disease to their seaside town,
which is one of the hardest hit in the week-old epidemic that has killed 284
people and infected 3,769, according to United Nations figures. U.N.
peacekeepers from Argentina
arrived with riot shields to reinforce police. Warning shots were heard; the
U.N. said its soldiers fired blanks. There were no reports of injuries.
Major 7.7 quake strikes Indonesia.
JAKARTA (AFP) - A major
7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia
on Monday, seismologists said, causing localised waves in the remote area. A
tsunami warning was issued, and while it was later withdrawn and no casualties
were confirmed, a group of Australian visitors reported that their boat was
destroyed by a "wall of white water" crashing into a bay. The
undersea quake hit Indonesia's
Kepulauan Mentawai region at 9:42 pm
(1442 GMT) at a shallow depth of 20.6 kilometres (12.8 miles), the US
Geological Survey said. The Mentawai Islands,
240 kilometres west of Bengkulu on Sumatra island and
280 kilometres south of Padang, are
popular with tourists.
Global warming seen as threat to U.S.
state's parks. Stunted redwoods, flooded campgrounds and a mighty Yosemite waterfall reduced to a trickle. Yosemite Park Muir Woods National Monument and
Point Reyes National Seashore could increase by about 6 degrees in temperature - making them
higher than historic temperatures in Santa Barbara. Highs in places such as Joshua Tree National Park and the
Mojave National Preserve could top the blistering temperatures normally found
in Death Valley, the hottest spot in North America.
Those few degrees have drastic implications for water supply, vegetation
growth, insect infestation, loss of animal habitat and wildfire risk, Saunders
reported. Those are a few of the dire consequences
facing 10 California parks over the next century because of rapidly changing
climate patterns, according to a new study by an environmental think tank. The
report released Tuesday by Saunders' group and the Natural Resources Defense
Council, titled "California's National Parks in Peril: the Threats of
Climate Disruption," found that unless humans slash carbon emissions in
the near term, some of the Golden State's natural wonders will disappear over
the next 90 years. Ripple effect of heat The main
culprit is a steadily warming atmosphere stoked by a cauldron of heat-trapping
pollution. If the use of fossil fuels continues to increase at a moderate clip,
average temperatures in Yosemite
National Park could climb by 7.5 degrees in the latter third of the 21st
Panicked exodus as Indonesia
volcano spews new ash. MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia
- A deadly volcano in Indonesia
spewed another searing cloud of ash down its slopes Sunday, prompting panic and
chaos among thousands of villagers who had taken advantage of a lull in
activity to rush home and check on their livestock. The new blast came as
rescuers hundreds of miles (kilometers) away finally were able to resume food
deliveries and evacuate injured victims of a tsunami triggered by a
7.7-magnitude earthquake near a chain of remote islands off western Sumatra.
The number of people killed in the twin catastrophes climbed to almost 500 on
Amazon Indians hit by deadly epidemic in Venezuela.
- Venezuelan health workers say an epidemic that may be malaria has killed
dozens of people, decimating three villages of the Yanomami Indians, whose
struggle for survival in a remote part of the Amazon rain forest has attracted
worldwide support. Two indigenous health workers who visited the area told The
Associated Press on Friday that village chiefs told them that about 50 people
have died recently, many of them children.
"There are still many, many sick people," Andres Blanco said by
telephone from Puerto Ayacucho in southern Venezuela.
Blanco, a Yanomami health worker in a government program for the indigenous
communities, alerted regional officials this month after trekking for days to
visit three remote villages. He returned by helicopter last weekend with a team
of government doctors who administered medication and confirmed that many
survivors are also infected with malaria. A regional health official, Dr.
Carlos Botto, said the initial accounts and tests have shown there was some
type of epidemic and evidence of malaria. But he said the number of deaths
remained unclear and further tests were needed to determine if other diseases
could be involved. He said other officials were analyzing results of the
five-day medical mission. "I've never seen it like this," said
Shatiwe Luis Ahiwei, another Yanomami health worker who assisted in the medical
mission and said about 100 more malaria cases had been identified in the area,
more than half of them the deadly falciparum strain. The sick have had
symptoms including high fever, shivering, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. The
Yanomami are one of the largest isolated indigenous groups in the Amazon, with
a population estimated at roughly 30,000 on both sides of the Venezuela-Brazil
border. They have maintained their language as well as traditions including
face paint and wooden facial ornaments piercing their noses, cheeks and lips.
Jacob's House Comment,
The reason this area of the world is experiencing a new and dreadful disease is because of the idol worship being promoted by its natives there, which is being seen by our Lord God in the heavens above. They are now being punished by God for worshiping graven images of wood and stone, instead of worshiping the One Creator who made heaven and this world called earth. They are also being judged by our God and being destroyed by Him as the chaff of this earth, never to be seen again. Other areas of this world are being judged by our God at this time as He continues to bring about judgment, adverse weather, and travail, before His new day arrives.
Eliminating malaria impossible without vaccine. LONDON - Eliminating
malaria, the mosquito-borne scourge that kills more than 860,000 people a year,
would be a dream come true for millions — but medical experts say right now
that goal remains completely unrealistic. Although research suggests wiping out
the parasitic disease may be feasible in Latin America and Asia, it will be nearly impossible in
Africa, where most of the world's estimated 247 million yearly cases occur.
Malaria is treatable if caught early but is especially deadly in children under
five, who make up most of its victims. One of the main stumbling blocks toward
elimination is the lack of a malaria vaccine. The most promising candidate is still being
tested, but at best it is only about 50 percent effective.
Hurricane Tomas targets Caribbean.
MIAMI (AFP) - Hurricane Tomas
formed Saturday over the eastern Caribbean, taking a
swipe at the Lesser Antilles islands after damaging Barbados,
and was expected to strengthen into a major hurricane next week. With maximum sustained winds of 120
kilometers (75 miles) per hour, Tomas at 1500 GMT was "bearing down on St.
Lucia and St. Vincent," about 60 kilometers (37 miles) to the east of its
center, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. Earlier Saturday, Tomas slammed into Barbados
causing "damage to homes and downed power lines... on the island,"
the NHC said. "Tomas is now a category one hurricane... Additional
strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours" as it heads west, it
added. The 12th storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is
expected to pass near St. Lucia
and St. Vincent "and enter the eastern Caribbean
Sea by tonight," the NHC said. Rain accumulations of up to 20
centimeters (eight inches) in some areas and a dangerous storm surge are
predicted for the islands. Forecasters track Tomas heading west towards Jamaica,
saying it could reach a category two storm by Monday and a dangerous category
three on Wednesday. By mid-week, some models predict Tomas might veer toward Haiti,
where thousands have huddled in precarious tent cities since a devastating
January 12 earthquake. The water-logged Caribbean basin has endured a heavy
2010 storm season, particularly for Central America and southern Mexico. Grounds are saturated
with moisture in many areas, and more rain could easily trigger landslides and
November 2, 2010
CDC: Haiti cholera matches South Asian strain. PORT-AU-PRINCE,
Haiti - A
cholera outbreak that has killed more than 300 people in Haiti
matches strains commonly found in South Asia, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. The finding intensifies
scrutiny on a U.N. base above a tributary to the Artibonite
River that is home to a contingent
of recently arrived peacekeepers from Nepal,
a South Asian country where cholera is endemic and which saw outbreaks this
summer. It is also a significant step toward answering one of the most
important questions about the burgeoning epidemic: How did cholera, a disease
never confirmed to have existed in Haiti,
suddenly erupt in the vulnerable country's rural center? Speculation among
Haitians has increasingly focused on the U.N. base. The outbreak began among
people who live downstream from where the tributary meets the Artibonite and
drank from the river. On Friday, hundreds of protesters marched from the nearby
city of Mirebalais to demand the
Nepalese peacekeepers be sent home.
Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price. (HealthDay News) - Staying up late to play
video games, surf the Internet and send phone text messages may lead to
learning problems, mood swings, anxiety and depression in children, a pilot
study suggests. The research, conducted at the Sleep
at JFK Medical
Center in Edison,
N.J., found that children who snuck time on
their cell phones, computers and other electronic devices after supposedly
going to sleep had a greater chance of sleep disorders that cause other
difficulties. "These activities are not sleep-promoting, like reading a
novel or listening to music. They stimulate the brain and depress normal sleep
cycles," said study author Dr. Peter G. Polos. The study was based on a
survey of 40 boys and girls with an average age of 14. The researchers focused
on their activities after they had gone into their bedroom for the night and
were supposed to be sleeping. Participants reported an average of 34 texts per
night after bedtime, and an average of 3,400 night-time texts per month. These
texts occurred from 10 minutes to four hours after going to bed. The average
participant was awoken once a night by a text. Girls were more "text
happy," while boys were more likely to stay awake playing video games.
Teenager recovery from depression often fleeting. CHICAGO (Reuters) -
Most depressed adolescents and teenagers who get treatment with drugs, therapy
or both will get some relief, but nearly half will relapse within five years, US researchers said on Monday.
And females are by far at greatest risk, they said. Nearly 95 percent of the
participants recovered from their initial bout of depression, including 88.3
percent who recovered within two years. But of the 189 teenagers who recovered,
88, or 46.6 percent, had another major depression over the five-year period.
They said being female was the biggest factor that predicted a relapse in the
study, with 57 percent of females having a relapse, compared with just 33
percent of males. Curry said it is not clear why females have a greater risk,
but it may be that they are more inclined to repeatedly ruminate on negative
thoughts or feelings of inadequacy.
Indonesian volcano forces flight cancellations. MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Indonesia's most
dangerous volcano forced international airlines to cancel flights to nearby
airports Tuesday, as fiery lava lit the rumbling mountain's cauldron and plumes
of smoke blackened the sky. Scientists warned that the slow eruption could
continue for weeks, like a "marathon, not a sprint." No casualties
were reported in Mount Merapi's
latest blasts, which came as Indonesia
struggled to respond to an earthquake-generated tsunami that devastated a
remote chain of islands last week. The two disasters in separate parts of the
country have killed nearly 470 people and strained the government's emergency
Flooding at Iceland volcano could signal eruption. REYKJAVIK,
Iceland - Torrents of water are pouring from a glacier that sits atop Iceland's
most active volcano, an indication that the mountain is growing hotter and may
be about to erupt, scientists said Monday.
Haiti to evacuate tent cities ahead of storm Tomas. PORT-AU-PRINCE
(AFP) - Haiti
on Monday prepared to evacuate tens of thousands ahead of the likely arrival
this week of Tropical Storm Tomas, as the quake-hit nation struggles to recover
from a deadly cholera outbreak. The storm's violent winds, heavy rain and
landslides pose a particular risk to the up to 1.3 million people who inhabit
the makeshift tent city camps set up after January's devastating earthquake.
"In Port-au-Prince, we are
going to ask that everyone who lives in the camps prepare to evacuate the
tents, which could collapse in the strong winds," a civil defense official
said. The US National Hurricane Center
predicted Tomas could strike the island of Hispaniola shared by the battered
nation and the Dominican Republic as a hurricane on Friday, with wind speeds of
between 74 and 110 miles (119 and 177 kilometers) per hour.
Humongous sinkhole opens up in Germany. A giant sinkhole opened up in a
residential area of the town of Schmalkalden,
Monday, causing no injuries but forcing the evacuation of 25 people. It sucked
a car into its depths and left a crater of around 40 by 30 metres.
November 4, 2010
Costa Rica landslides kills 20, several missing. SAN ANTONIO DE
ESCAZU, Costa Rica
– A rain-sodden hillside collapsed on homes in a suburb of Costa
Rica's capital early Thursday, killing at
least 20 people, many as they slept. Dozens of rescuers, some using dogs, were
searching for survivors as an undetermined number of people remain missing. But
so far they have found only corpses, including the body of a child, according
to Hector Blanco, a Red Cross spokesman. They have not yet been identified. The
landslide in the suburb San Antonio
followed two days of heavy rains that flooded a river near the town and sent
1,500 people to shelters across Costa Rica.
November 7, 2010
Potential new virus in switchgrass discovered. Researchers have confirmed the first report of a potential new virus
belonging to the genus Marafivirus in switchgrass, a biomass crop being
evaluated for commercial cellulosic ethanol production.The virus is
associated with mosaic and yellow streak symptoms on switchgrass leaves. This
virus has the potential of reducing photosynthesis and decreasing biomass
yield. Members of this genus have been known to cause severe yield losses in
other crops. For example, Maize rayado fino virus (MRFV), a type member of the
genus, has been reported to cause yield reductions in corn grown in Mexico,
Central America and South America.
"Viral diseases are potentially significant threats to bioenergy crops
such as Miscanthus x giganteus, energycane and switchgrass.
Thomas soaks Haiti quake camps, triggers floods. PORT-AU-PRINCE - Hurricane Tomas
soaked Haiti's crowded earthquake survivors' camps and swamped coastal towns as
it swirled between Haiti and Cuba on Friday, trailing thunderstorms that still
could cause flooding and mudslides.
Coral Dying Near BP Oil Spill Site. Scientists have discovered dying communities
of coral near the site of the BP oil spill. The scientists say they've never
seen coral death of this sort in the Gulf of Mexico before, and they
believe the oil spill is the cause. AP - Federal scientists say they have found
damage to deep sea corals and other marine life several miles from where BP's
blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Plastic debris 'killing Adriatic loggerhead turtles'. One
in three loggerhead turtles in the Adriatic Sea has
plastic in its intestine, according to researchers studying the impact of debris
on marine life. The shallow waters of the Adriatic are
important feeding grounds for the turtles as they develop into adults. But the sea-floor is one of the most polluted
in Europe. The
team studied the bodies of dead sea turtles that had been stranded or
accidentally caught by fishing vessels.
The impacts of debris on marine creatures are not entirely clear. But
scientists have found that animals ranging from invertebrates to large mammals
consume plastic waste and are concerned that it could damage their health.
November 14, 2010
Jacob's House Commentary, A Special Message From Jacob's House Today
We have served God and His Son, Jesus, for the last three plus years on this website, with the Spirit of His Prophecy. We have blown the trumpet for God and His Son as was required of us in our servitude to our Father in heaven. We have spoken the Lord God's truthful words to the multitudes, which were given to Jacob by God, for all of the wilderness places today. We have announced to this world that the second coming of Jesus was only a few short seasons away. We have also announced to the lost and dying people here that if they continued to refuse the Creator who made them, they would suffer and would perish.
We have been a voice in the wilderness places to show there is a Living God through His anointed Spirit of Prophecy. We at Jacob's House have deliberately made no associations with any other Christian churches or organizations today, for they might try to hamper or change our testimony and witnessing for our Lord God and His Son.
There is overwhelming evidence in the pages of this website that a Living God exists and signs and wonders from Him are appearing all over this world. These signs and wonders today are signaling the end of this earth age is at hand.
Therefore, we are announcing on this website that soon the prophecies from our Lord God, given to Jacob, and available on this website, will not be continuing much longer. For it is the time for the Lord God's New Day to fully appear. It is also the time when God will destroy all of His enemies and all of the blasphemers who doubt and refuse His name.
Therefore, the warning goes out from Jacob's House to this world. Get ready for the end of this earth age, with tumult, trouble, and destruction. Get ready for a visitation from our Lord God and His Son, Jesus. Get ready for the devil and his followers to be trampled, ransacked, slaughtered, and destroyed. For as a thief in the night, the Lord God will come for His faithful children in a whirlwind. He will also destroy and take down to the pit anyone who opposes Him and His Son, Jesus.
November 19, 2010
Drug Gangs Terrorize a Mexican Town. - Rival Mexican drug gangs have
turned Ciudad Mier from a tourist town into a ghost town.
People who contract gastroenteritis from drinking water contaminated with
E. coli are at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure,
kidney problems and heart disease in later life, finds a study published on the
British Medical Journal website. The findings underline the importance of
ensuring a safe food and water supply and the need for regular monitoring for
those affected. It is estimated that E. coli O157:H7 infections cause
up to 120,000 gastro-enteric illnesses annually in the US
alone, resulting in over 2,000 hospitalizations and 60 deaths. However, the
long term health effects of E. coli infection in adults are largely
unknown. So a team of researchers in Canada
assessed the risk for hypertension, renal impairment and cardiovascular disease
within eight years of gastroenteritis from drinking contaminated water.
New disease-resistant food crops under development. Researchers
have uncovered the genetic basis of remarkable broad-spectrum resistance to a
viral infection that, in some parts of the world, is the most important
pathogen affecting leafy and arable brassica crops including broccoli,
cauliflower, cabbage, kale, swede and oilseed rape. They have tested resistant
plants against a range of different strains of the virus taken from all over
the world and so far, no strain has been able to overcome the resistance
Jacob's House Comment,
One of the reasons that Americans are so sick and mentally disturbed is because they are going against God's plans for this world. Many of the scientists in the US are trying to become like gods themselves by changing the DNA in the crops and the food supply. In the process of doing these things they are destroying their own minds with a weakened and a poisoned food supply.
Americans are also worshiping idols and gods in record numbers today. They are consuming drugs in record numbers, which for the most part is a form of sorcery and witchcraft. Therefore, the curse has come upon many of them to destroy their homes and their little children.
Protesters Beat Cop With His Baton While Rallying Against Tuition Hikes.
Is European style civil unrest just around the corner?Could California
be the harbinger of things to come in the U.S.
if we continue down this path of socialism?
Naked airport X-rays not so
safe say experts. Scientists in the US have suggested
that full-body, graphic-image X-ray scanners could cause forms of cancer. The machines that are being used to screen
passengers at airports in some parts of the world have been deemed unsafe by
scientists at Johns Hopkins University school of
medicine. AFP has reported that even
though the scientists believe the risk is slight, they believe statistically
someone will get skin cancer from the X-rays.
Most of the energy from the scanners is delivered to the skin and underlying
tissue. The Johns Hopkins X-ray lab
scientists have explained that no exposure to X-ray is considered beneficial,
but with people so eager to fly some will risk going through the scanners, with
the radiation dose to the skin being dangerously high. The devices have been
dubbed "naked" scanners because of the graphic image they give of a
person's body, including genitalia.
November 21, 2010
New USGS study finds
mercury widespread in Ind. One in eight fish taken from Indiana waterways and
analyzed over a five-year period was tainted with the toxic metal mercury,
according to federal scientists who last year reported that precipitation that
falls near southeastern Indiana's coal-fired power plants harbors some of the
nation's highest concentrations of atmospheric mercury.
EPA tells states to consider rising ocean acidity. SEATTLE
– States with coastal water that is becoming more acidic because of carbon
dioxide should list them as impaired under the Clean Water Act, the U.S.
Environmental Agency said. The federal agency's memo Monday to states
recognizes carbon dioxide as not only an air pollutant but a water pollutant,
and notes the serious impacts that ocean acidification can have on aquatic
Ocean acidification refers to the decrease in the alkalinity of oceans,
which is caused by the absorption of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
As water becomes more acidic, scientists have raised concern about dissolving
coral reefs and potential effects on killing fish and other sea life. Ocean
acidification is one of the biggest threats to our marine environment.
Storm Upon Storm for South DakotaU. S.
- The storm slammed into this dusty prairie town with the clatter of falling
bricks. Hail shattered windows, punched holes in roofs and mangled cars. The
clumps of ice were left to melt, but one, an unusual spiked orb the size of a
cantaloupe, was preserved in the freezer of an old ranch hand. Locals later
claimed that it was not even the largest hailstone to fall that day, and added
that it had shrunk a bit while in the freezer before electricity was restored.
But when the official measurements were made, a record-setting 1.93 pounds and
8 inches in diameter, the results confirmed what the still-visible trail of
damage had already made painfully apparent: that was some storm. Even in an agricultural state that has always
prided itself on stoically accepting the offerings of unpredictable skies here
at the heart of the continent, South Dakota
is nearing the end of an unusually punishing year of weather. The year began as residents were still
digging out of a record-setting statewide dump of 15.4 inches of snow, and the
ensuing months have delivered a parade of ice storms, tornadoes, floods and,
with a climactic thud, the nation’s largest hailstone. The seven presidential disaster declarations
issued here, part of a record 78 nationwide so far this year, more than doubled the number in any previous
year, naming all but 10 of the 66 counties as a disaster area; some many times
over. And after losing roads and power lines, watching homeowners displaced and
crops drowned, the residents now speak with an exhausted fatalism, though
rarely with complaint.
1 in 5 Americans Suffered Mental Illness in 2009, Government Survey Says.
WASHINGTON –The government says 1
in 5 American adults suffered from mental illness during the past year. Most
didn't receive treatment. A survey being released Thursday by the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that 45 million or 20 per
cent of adults, experienced some form of mental illness in 2009, from major
depression to more serious problems such as suicide attempts. Fewer than 4 in
10 received treatment for their mental health condition. The survey found a
strong link between mental health problems and alcoholism and drug abuse. Mental illness
was also more likely among the unemployed, young adults and women. Overall,
more than 8 million had serious thoughts of suicide, and 1 million tried to
carry them out. Young adults aged 18 to 25 had the highest level of mental
illness at 30 percent, while those aged 50 and older had the lowest, with 13.7
percent, said the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
November 25, 2010
SKorea's defense chief resigns over NKorea attack. YEONPYEONG ISLAND,
South Korea - South Korea's defense minister resigned Thursday amid intense
criticism two days after a North Korean artillery attack killed four people on
a small island near the Koreas' disputed frontier. The move came as President
Lee Myung-bak vowed to send more troops to the front-line South Korean island
and as residents tried to salvage belongings from the blackened wreckage of
their homes. Pyongyang warned of additional
attacks if provoked. Skirmishes between the Korean militaries are not uncommon,
but North Korea's
heavy bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island
was the first on a civilian area, raising fears of an escalation that could
lead to a new war on the Korean peninsula. South Korean troops had returned
fire and scrambled fighter jets in response.
EU bailout fund chief: no danger of euro collapse. BERLIN
- The head of the EU's bailout fund says there's no chance that the debt crisis
will cause the collapse of the 16-nation euro currency, even if other countries
and Ireland in
asking for a bailout. Klaus Regling said in comments printed in Germany's
Bild newspaper Thursday that while the euro could slip in value, the problems
afflicting its weakest members are not putting the common currency in jeopardy.
"There's zero danger," he says. "No country will voluntarily
give up the euro — for weaker countries that would be economic suicide,
likewise for the stronger countries." He says he agrees with Chancellor
Angela Merkel, however, that Europe is in a "a very
serious situation regarding the euro."
World's lakes getting hotter, more than the air. Lakes are heating up, even faster than air.
Two NASA scientists used satellite data to look at
104 large inland lakes around the world and found that on average they have
warmed 2 degrees (1.1 degree Celsius) since 1985. That's about two-and-a-half
times the increase in global temperatures in the same time period. Russia's
and America's Lake
Tahoe are warming significantly and the most. Tahoe has heated up
by 3 degrees (1.7 degrees Celsius) since 1985, while Ladoga has been even
hotter, going up by 4 degrees (2.2 degrees Celsius). A NASA climate scientist
said the research made sense and adds another independent measuring system to
show that the world is warming up. Eleven different indicators, including air
temperature, humidity, snow cover, ocean heat content show statistically
significant man-made global warming, while no environmental measurements show
otherwise, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Haiti cholera spreading faster than predicted: U.N. UNITED NATIONS
(Reuters) - Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic is spreading faster than originally
estimated and is likely to result in hundreds of thousands of cases and last up
to a year, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday. Since the disease first
appeared in mid-October it has killed 1,344 people as of Friday in the
poverty-stricken and earthquake-ravaged Caribbean
nation. But U.N. humanitarian coordinator said the real death toll might be
"closer to two thousand than one" because of lack of data from remote
areas, and the number of cases 60,000-70,000 instead of the official figure of
around 50,000. Experts from the WHO were now revising their estimate that the
diarrhea disease, spread by poor sanitation, would cause 200,000 cases within
six months. They are now revising that to 200,000 in closer to a three-month
period. So this epidemic is moving faster," he said, adding that it was
now present in all 10 of Haiti's
provinces, and it's going to spread. The medical specialists all say that this
cholera epidemic will continue through months and maybe a year at least, that
we will see literally hundreds of thousands of cases.
Jacob's House Comment,
The wrath and fury of God is upon Haiti for the people there who worship idols and practice witchcraft. God is already judging these defiled people in Haiti at this time and destroying them because they are enemies of His Son's cross. The same thing has been happening in China, Malaysia, Central America, Africa, and India, where hundreds of thousands of people have already died and were buried recently. Soon God's judgment and wrath will spread to many nations all over this world and destroy many mingled people in the process. A final sifting process and the hour of temptation will begin in earnest as early as next year. Then shall two thirds of the people of this world be decimated and destroyed by the the wrath and fury of our Lord God.
Obama asks country to help make tomorrow better. WASHINGTON
- Saying America
has a history of doing what it takes to make a better tomorrow, President
Barack Obama is calling on a country climbing out of its worst economic slump
in decades to summon that spirit again this holiday season. "This is not
the hardest Thanksgiving America has ever faced. But as long as many members of
our American family are hurting, we've got to look out for one another,"
Obama said in his weekly speech,
released for Thanksgiving. "As long as many of our sons and daughters and
husbands and wives are at war, we've got to support their mission and honor
their service," Obama added. "And as long as many of our friends and
neighbors are looking for work, we've got to do everything we can to accelerate
this recovery and keep our economy moving forward." He cited jobs and
economic recovery among the issues.
Calif. Company Expands Recall Of Its Cheese. SACRAMENTO,
Calif. (AP) - California
authorities says a company responding to an outbreak of a strain of E. coli in
a brand of cheese has expanded its recall to other cheeses. California
Department of Food and Agriculture officials said Tuesday that Traver-based
Bravo Farms is widening its recall to include all of the company’s retail
cheeses. Bravo had previously recalled its Dutch Style Gouda after nearly 40
people in five states reportedly became sick after eating the cheese sold at
stores last month. The company says federal and state food and agricultural
officials detected E. coli and Listeria following a recent investigation at the
sending more troops to violent border zone. MEXICO
CITY - Mexico's
violent northeastern corner near the U.S.
border will get a boost in troops and federal police as the government tries to
wrest back control of an area that has become a battleground for two rival drug
cartels. The new mission, "Coordinated Operation Northeast," aims to
reinforce government authority in Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, the two states
under the heaviest attack since the formerly allied Gulf and Zetas gangs split.
The government also wants to keep the
cartels from regrouping after the loss of key leaders. Intense
cartel violence has gripped Nuevo Leon in and around the industrial, high-tech hub of Monterrey, once one of Mexico's safest large cities. Bloodshed also is high across all
of Tamaulipas, which shares a 560-mile (900-kilometer) border with Texas and some of the busiest border crossings in the world
opposite the U.S cities of Laredo, McAllen and Brownsville. These are geographic factors that have made the area a
coveted route for organized crime in the trafficking of drugs and people and in
receiving illegal money and arms coming into Mexico.
November 28, 2010
US, S Korea launch war games in
tense Yellow Sea. YEONPYEONG
ISLAND, South Korea
– A U.S. supercarrier and South Korean destroyer took
up position in the tense Yellow Sea on Sunday for joint
military exercises that were a united show of force just days after a deadly
North Korean artillery attack. As tensions escalated across the region, with North
Korea threatening another
"merciless" attack, China
belatedly jumped into the fray. Beijing's
top nuclear envoy, Wu Dawei, called for an emergency meeting in early December
among regional powers involved innuclear disarmament talks , including
North Korea. Seoul
responded cautiously to the proposal from North
Korea's staunch ally, saying it should be
"reviewed very carefully" in light of North
Korea's recent revelation of a new
uranium-enrichment facility, even as protesters begged President Lee Myung-bak
to find a way to resolve the tension and restore peace.
Experts split on global warming, highland malaria link. NAIROBI (AFP)
- Malaria cases in east
African highland areas hitherto unaffected by the disease have caused worry
that global warming is creating new mosquito breeding grounds but experts
disagree on whether there is actually any link between the two. "We have
recently seen waves of epidemics in highland areas. They have actually killed people," said
Dr. Amos Odiit, who was until October head of clinical paediatrics at Mulago
hospital in the Ugandan capital Kampala.
The first cases of malaria in Uganda's
western Kabale region, which rises 2,000 metres above sea level, were reported
in 2007, said Seraphine Adibaku, the head of the national programme against
malaria. "It is climate change, Kabale is
not as cold as before," she added.
Germany's top court upholds restrictive GM crop law. BERLIN
(AFP) - Germany's
top court on Wednesday upheld a two-year-old law placing sharp restrictions on
the use of genetically modified crops, saying it has protected the public from
the risks of the technology. The Federal
Constitutional Court said that 2008 legislation
requiring buffer zones between GM and conventional crops were justified due to
the risk of "contamination" between the plants and open questions
about the technology. The law mandates a 150-metre-wide (490-feet-wide)
"protective zone" between GM gaps and standard
farmland and a 300-metre-wide gap next to organic crops. GM fields must also be
registered so any co-mingling can be traced back to the source and the
responsible farmers can be held liable.
Jacob's House Comment,
What Europe is doing with separating genetically modified crops from organic crops is correct to some degree. However, they are still defying God's laws by allowing genetically modified crops to be sown and harvested on certain farms in Europe. These genetically modified crops could produce a great plague in Europe and poison the soil and water supply in these areas they are planted. For they are foreign to God's soil that He made and foreign to the water that nourishes them. Therefore, they will eventually poison the soil they are in and all the rivers and streams that make them grow. The people who eat these modified crops could also suffer with developing new diseases that cannot be cured or treated by any of the so-called doctors and physicians on this earth. It is time for these people who make these abominations in modified food supplies to wake up and realize they will eventually destroy everyone who lives and breathes on this earth. They will also face God's wrath upon them as they are subjected to our Creator's fierce anger for many centuries to come.
Red Cross scolds 'failed' HIV policy among nations. GENEVA - The spread of HIV and AIDS among millions of people could be slowed if addicts who inject
drugs were treated as medical patients rather than as criminals, the
International Federation of the Red Cross said Friday. More than 80 percent of
the world's governments "are inclined to artificial realities, impervious
to the evidence that treating people who inject drugs as criminals is a failed
policy that contributes to the spread of HIV," the Red Cross said. An
estimated 16 million people worldwide inject drugs, mainly because it delivers
the fastest, most intense high, in what has become a growing trend on every
continent, according to the Red Cross. More than 3 million people who inject
drugs now have HIV, almost one-tenth of all the 33.3 million people worldwide who
are infected with HIV. The Red Cross report says China, Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam have "mega-epidemics" of injecting drug use and aids
spreading. In some countries, such as Russia, Georgia and Iran, drug-injecting
users account for more than 60 percent of HIV infections.
Jacob's House Comment,
HIV infections would not be spreading around the world as rapidly as they are today if the rulers in many nations today treated it like the modern day plague it really is. Instead, what these heathen rulers are doing is spreading this deadly disease around by not separating these AIDS people from the general population in their nations. They are going against God's rules in the Bible which state that these defiled people should be isolated outside His holy camps and away from His own people.
December 3, 2010.
The U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in November
and the unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent, dashing hopes that the recovery in
the U.S. is gaining momentum.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake
rattles Tokyo Japan, no reports of damage listed.
Many coastal wetlands likely to disappear this century, scientists say. Many coastal wetlands worldwide, including
several on the US Atlantic coast, may be more sensitive than previously thought
to climate change and sea-level rise projections for the 21st century,
according to scientists.
Ocean acidification may threaten food security: U. N. Ocean
acidification may threaten food security: U.N. Acidification of the seas linked
to climate change could threaten fisheries production and is already causing
the fastest shift in ocean chemistry in 65 million years, a U.N. study showed. Production of shellfish, such as mussels,
shrimp or lobsters, could be most at risk since they will find it harder to
build protective shells, according to the report issued on the sidelines of
U.N. climate talks in Mexico.
It could also damage coral reefs vital as nurseries for many commercial fish
stocks. Ocean acidification is yet another red flag being raised, carrying
planetary health warnings about the uncontrolled growth in greenhouse gas
Judge orders removal of sugar beet seed plants. A federal
judge in California has ordered
the removal from the ground of plants grown to produce seeds for genetically
modified sugar beets, citing the potential for environmental harm. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White has again
raised questions about the use of genetically modified crops and what will
happen if growers aren't allowed to plant GMO seeds. About 95 percent of the
sugar beet crop has been genetically modified to resist the weed killer
Roundup. The crop provides roughly half of the nation's sugar supply. In his
decision, White cited, "a significant risk of environmental harm."
White ruled in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups challenging a decision
in September by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Services to issue permits to seed companies to plant sugar beet stecklings.
The young plants produce seeds that then are planted to grow sugar beets. The
agency decided to issue the permits despite an August ruling by White that put
a hold on future planting of genetically modified sugar beets. The ruling
allowed this year's crop to be harvested and processed, but the current seed
crop was not to be planted until the USDA reviewed the effects the crops could
have on other food. In his order Tuesday, White wrote that the environmental
groups had shown that the genetically modified sugar beets could contaminate
other crops, including through cross-pollination.
Jacob’s House Comments,
This judge in California is showing some common sense in not allowing these
genetically altered sugar beet crops to be planted on California soil. You have to
wonder why these genetically altered crops are resistant to the weed killer
poison Roundup. Could it be that the California farms were sprayed with this roundup and now it is in the
soil and poisoning other plants there, as well as the water supply in this
state? Therefore, why do these
California farmers want to plant sugar beets on already poisoned soil? Why do they want to alter the sugar crop and
poison us all with a changed DNA in sugar that our bodies cannot handle or
assimilate because it does not conform with our Lord God’s internal makeup of
B.C. fruit growers
troubled by apple modification. A small Summerland company is making big news
with the development of an apple that doesn't turn brown after it is cut.
Bedbugs close N.Y.'s Juicy
Couture. High-end clothing retailer Juicy Couture shut the doors of its Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York, after employees discovered bedbugs
World running out of new places to fish: study. VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The
world's fishing industry is fast running out of new ocean fishing grounds to
exploit as it depletes existing areas through unsustainable harvesting
practices, according to a study published Thursday. Expansion into unexploited
fishing grounds allowed global catches to increase for decades, and disguised
the fact that older areas were being depleted, according researchers at the University
of British Columbia and National
Geographic. The data shows more must done to ensure existing fish stocks are
protected, said the researchers, who have done other studies outlining problems
with the world's fish supplies. "The sooner we come to grips with it ...
the sooner we can stop the downward spiral by creating stricter fishing
regulations and more marine reserves," co-author Enric Sala said in a
Cholera rages in rural Haiti,
overwhelming clinics. Many feared
Haiti's growing epidemic would overwhelm a capital teeming with more than 1
million people left homeless by January's earthquake. But, so far, it is the
countryside seeing the worst of an epidemic that has killed nearly 1,900 people
since erupting less than two months ago. Rural clinics are overrun by a
spectral parade of the sick, straining staff and supplies at medical outposts
that could barely handle their needs before the epidemic. At the three-room
clinic near Limbe, in northern Haiti,
a handful of doctors and nurses are treating 120 people packed into three
NY drivers livid that snow snarled Buffalo highway. BUFFALO,
N.Y. - Emergency procedures will be
reviewed after a lake-effect snowstorm and a flawed response left hundreds of
motorists stranded for hours on a highway near, of all places, Buffalo.
The Lake Erie-fed storm began Wednesday afternoon and continued through
Thursday, burying parts of Buffalo
and surrounding towns. Suburban Depew recorded 42 inches
while Buffalo neighborhoods south
of downtown got 39 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
Thousands battle Israel's
worst-ever fire as toll hits 41. HAIFA, Israel (AFP) - Thousands of Israeli
rescuers and firemen backed by fire crews from around the globe battled on
Friday to conquer the biggest inferno in Israel's history, which has already
killed 41 people. As high winds drove flames towards the northern port city of Haifa,
officials said they had found 41 bodies and that the death toll could rise.
Four people were still missing. Police reported another 17 people injured,
including three in serious condition and one listed as critical. By nightfall
on Friday, more than 17,000 people had been evacuated from their homes and the
fire had incinerated more than 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of land, with
flames reaching the southern outskirts of Haifa,
WikiLeaks fights to stay online amid attacks.
LONDON – WikiLeaks became an Internet vagabond Friday, moving from
one website to another as governments and hackers hounded the organization,
trying to deprive it of a direct line to the public.
North Europe freeze kills 12 in Poland, disrupts transport.
WARSAW/LONDON, Dec 3 – Twelve people froze to death in Poland
overnight and air, rail and road traffic across Northern Europe
remained badly disrupted by snow and ice Friday. In Germany,
a record-breaking cold snap and heavy snow this week was expected to hit growth
slightly, the second time low temperatures have affected growth this year.
"A lot of construction projects have been halted, a lot of business trips
have been postponed and freight transport has become quite difficult,"
Volker Treier, chief economist of the chamber of industry and commerce (DIHK),
told Reuters. Britain's
second busiest airport, Gatwick, reopened but an airport official said flights
would be severely disrupted. The Eurostar train service linking Britain
to France and Belgium
said delays and cancellations would continue until Sunday.
December 5, 2010
Colombia rains leave 174 dead, 1.5 million homeless. BOGOTA
(AFP) - The toll from weeks of heavy rains across Colombia
has risen to 174 people dead and over 1.5 million homeless, the Colombian Red
Cross said Saturday. Another 225 people have been injured and 19 were missing,
Colombian Red Cross deputy director of operations Cesar Uruena
told reporters. A total of 1,821 homes have been damaged or destroyed.
"We've never had this many people affected by the rainy season," he
added, noting that the punishing rains were hitting 95 percent of the country.
Some regions, including southwestern Valle del Cauca department, saw more than
12 hours of non-stop rain. More than a dozen mudslides blocked roads from
Valle's capital Cali to the Pacific
port town of Buenaventura,
stranding hundreds of trucks and passenger vehicles. In Roldanillo, another
town in Valle, 200 families were evacuated after the Cauca
River overflowed and destroyed
thousands of hectares (acres) of crops. A major canal ruptured in the northern
department of Atlantico, flooding six villages and leaving at least 20,000
Villagers evacuated as Ecuador
volcano erupts. QUITO, Ecuador
- The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador
is billowing ash into the sky and sending super-hot pyroclastic flows surging
down its slopes, causing authorities to evacuate nearby villages. People within
8 miles of the volanco's center were evacuated Saturday as a precaution. The
volcano is 95 miles (150 kilometers) southeast of Quito,
the capital. In 2006, an eruption buried entire villages and killed at least
Debt crisis is changing Europe's currency
union. BRUSSELS - Europe and the euro will never be
the same. The debt crisis is forcing governments to rewrite some of the
eurozone's most fundamental rules. While some see the current turmoil as the
slow-motion wreckage of the common currency bloc, others maintain Europe
will have the political resolve to keep it together and even bring it closer
together. Either way, one thing is
clear: Thanks to new debt and bailout rules being agreed among the 16 eurozone
nations, Europe's monetary union will be forever altered, even if it
survives the crisis. On Monday and Tuesday, European finance ministers will
work on fleshing out a so-called European Stability Mechanism. The new rules
will effectively rearrange the eurozone's power structure to protect stronger
economies like Germany from paying for the
profligacy of 'peripheral' countries like Greece, Spain, Ireland, or Portugal, threatening to create a
two-tier Europe. "The debt crisis is uncovering deeper problems within Europe,
calling into question the EU's future development," Monument Securities
analyst Stephen Lewis wrote in a note this week. "Without political
union of eurozone member states, the hopelessness of the euro's situation is
likely to appear overwhelming. The search is on for the magic bullet that will
cure the euro's malaise," Lewis said.
Red Sea Shark Attacks: Killing Spree Puzzles Scientists. It began 10 days
ago when the normally pristine tropical waters turned a murky red, after sharks
mauled three Russians and a Ukrainian over a two-day period. With the
world-renowned snorkel and dive center heading into the holiday high season,
local governor Mohammed Shosha closed off the beaches for 48 hours, during
which time the authorities killed two sharks. He then declared the all clear
and reopened the beaches. But within 24 hours, in keeping with the Jaws
story line, it became brutally clear that Shosha had been wrong: a German woman
standing chest-deep in the water was killed by another shark. Over six days,
five swimmers were attacked by sharks. That compares to just six attacks over
the previous decade in Egypt, according to the Global Shark
Attack File, a scientific archive that documents shark attacks worldwide. And
at least six of those 11 incidents are believed to have involved the solitary
oceanic whitetip - a shark species that doesn't usually rank among the top killers.
Less than two weeks after the first of the series of attacks, scientists are
still scratching their heads as to what motivated the rampage. They say there
has never been proof of a shark acquiring a taste for human flesh, but there
are no absolutes in science.
federal budget deficit highest on record. WASHINGTON
– The federal budget deficit rose to $150.4 billion last month, the largest
November gap on record. And the government's deficits are set to climb higher
if Congress passes a tax-cut plan that's estimated to cost $855 billion over
two years. The treasury department says November's budget gap was 25 percent
more than the deficit in November 2009. For the first two months of the current
budget year, which began Oct. 1, the deficit totals $290.8 billion.
UN climate deal hopes in Mexico
look bleak. Prospects for a deal at the UN climate summit appear to be
receding, with countries clashing on principle as the meeting entered its final
day. Japan and Russia
look set to maintain their opposition to further emission cuts under the Kyoto
Protocol, which is a major demand of developing countries. Blocs also clashed
over a proposed fund to help poor nations deal with climate impacts and
low-carbon development. One delegate described the latest draft texts as
"worse than Copenhagen".
Charles's Wife Camilla Was Hit in Attack on Car Last Night. Standard Says, Camilla, the Duchess of
Cornwall, was hit by a protester through an open smashed bullet proof car
window in central London last night
as she and her husband, Prince Charles, were being driven to the theater.
Prince Charles and Camilla were unharmed, although both students and police suffered injuries in the clash over higher tuition
fees at universities and schools in Britain.
Thousands of student protesters threw rocks and bottles at the police and they overturned
nearby cars. They shouted off with their heads to Prince Charles and his wife.
Jacob’s House Comment,
In the prophecy on this website entitled, “God Talks on
Polarization”, dated 5/18/08,
our Lord God spoke to Jacob about how He would allow Satan to punish and
destroy the wicked and idolatrous people of this world. God said that He would give Satan his rivers
of poisoned and polluted blood soon. God
said He would also allow Satan to spoil, rob, and put his seal upon these
wicked people so they would die a terrible death. This prophecy given by our Lord God to His
servant Jacob is already coming to pass all over this world at this present
Excerpt from the prophecy, “God Talks on Polarization”:
There are many interesting
developments occurring today not only in the heavens, but also upon this earth,
messenger and watchman Jacob. Satan is
asking Me, the Lord God, of heaven and earth, to judge and condemn many
multitudes of idol worshipers and sinful people. At this time he is pleading with Me to put
his seal upon them that they will always be his to die a terrible death.
I, the Lord God, am considering all
of Satan’s pleas to destroy them.
Therefore, I shall give him his rivers of poisoned and polluted blood
soon, servant Jacob. In the next few
seasons of time I shall give him the opportunity to prove his case before Me
and My Son, Jesus. He will also be
allowed by Me to spoil, rob, and pillage many of the great and prominent men
who have defied My commandments and despised My ways in recent years. For if they have defied Me and My will for
this earth, and they have refused My Son, Jesus, they will perish for their
For soon I, the Lord God, will
allow Satan to give many of the prominent men of today wounds and sorrows they will not be
able to escape from. Some of them will
receive delusions of grandeur in their hearts and minds. However, their delusions will never
materialize for them, or become fruitful vines in the next few seasons of
Therefore, in the hours that remain
of this earth age I, the Lord God, shall allow Satan to punish and destroy the
evil and wicked inhabitants of this earth.
If they have done wicked deeds and have done great harm to My
commandments, My words, My projects here, My precepts, and My statutes of old
they will perish for their sins. For as
the next few seasons progress, the second coming of My Son, Jesus, will be seen
by those children who love Me, messenger and watchman, Jacob. My saving grace
of merciful love will be upon them but it will end here for all of the evil
vagrants, drunkards, and fools.
Cholera Strain in Haiti Matches Bacteria from South Asia. - A team of researchers from Harvard
Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General
Hospital, with others from the United States and Haiti, has determined that the
strain of cholera erupting in Haiti matches bacterial samples from South Asia
and not those from Latin America. The scientists conclude that the cholera
bacterial strain introduced into Haiti probably came from an infected
human, contaminated food or other item from outside of Latin America. It is highly unlikely, they say,
that the outbreak was triggered by ocean currents or other climate-related
Rights group: Almost 14,000 Venezuelans killed last year. Officials disguising stats- Close to 14,000 people were murdered in Venezuela last year and the figure could be
significantly higher, a prominent human rights group said Thursday, alluding to
the rampant crime that is happening there.
December 12, 2010
U. S. Minn.
Metrodome roof collapses in Midwest
blizzard. MINNEAPOLIS – The
inflatable roof of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium collapsed Sunday and roads
were closed throughout the upper Midwest as a storm that
dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in some areas continued to crawl across the
region. A blizzard warning was in effect for parts of eastern Iowa,
northwestern Illinois, and
northern Michigan, according to
the National Weather Service. Surrounding areas including Chicago
were under winter storm warnings. The Metrodome's Teflon roof collapsed after Minneapolis
got more than 17 inches of snow. No injuries were reported. The snowfall that
ended Saturday night was one of the five biggest in Twin Cities history. Some
surrounding communities got more than 21 inches of snow.
Middle East countries
hit by storms. Fierce winds and heavy rain and snow have lashed eastern
Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries for a second successive day. The
storms have sunk a ship off the Israeli coast, closed ports and disrupted
shipping in the Suez Canal. Flights have also been
delayed to and from many airports in the region. The storms have ended a long drought in Lebanon,
Syria and Israel
and come just a week after more than 40 people died in a forest fire in Israel.
Poor nations face 'greater hospital infection burden'. The fight
against malaria and TB in the developing world should not obscure the problems
poor countries face with hospital infections, experts say. A team led by World
Health Organization researchers found poorer countries had much higher
infection rates than the developed world. They reviewed 220 previous studies,
finding infection rates were three times higher than in the US.
Researchers found the infection rate in developing countries was 15.5 per 100
patients. In Europe it is 7.1 and in the US,
4.5. The difference in intensive care infections was even greater. In
developing countries, infection rates were 47.9 per 1,000 patient-days,
compared to 13.6 in the US.
U, S. Southern farmers lose
crops, forced to irrigate with drought killing peanuts, shrinking citrus. LYONS, Ga. (AP) - Farmer Aries
Haygood grabbed the top of a freshly planted onion and gave it a gentle pull.
The green plant sprang from the ground with little resistance, a sign its roots
weren't grabbing hold because the powdery soil is too dry. "Right now, we
should start seeing that the roots are catching, and they're not," said
Haygood, who was supervising planting of Vidalia onions on his fields.
"The main reason is because we have not had the rain on them. "Farmers
across the South are contending with abnormally dry weather and a drought that
began this spring. Crops in dry fields then baked during stretches of
record-setting summer heat that scorched peanut fields, stressed cotton plants
and stunted citrus fruit. The US Department of Agriculture has declared disasters in parts of 16
states, with some of the driest spots in Texas, Louisana, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Just 18 inches
of rain have fallen since July on Toombs County in southeast Georgia, where Haygood
and his workers had just planted four rows of Vidalia onions inside earthen
beds running up and down his field. That is half as much rain as last year and
less than what fell during the state's last major drought that ended in 2009.
The county is one of the state's largest onion producers, a crop worth $83
million in the state in 2009, and specializes in the famed Vidalia onion.
Jacobs House Comment
In the prophecy on this website entitled GOD WARNS THE
PROMINENT MEN, dated 8/12/07,
Our Lord God warned the prominent men today and told them what would happen to
their food supply. God told Jacob that
because of their refusal to listen to His words today, and because they have
continued to defile their land, it would not be able to bear any fruit or
sustenance upon it in the days ahead.
God said to Jacob these men would suffer with a famine on their property and land because of their rebellious nature to Him and His Son, Jesus. This prophecy has been fulfilled by the Lord God as of this day, as has
hundreds of other words and prophecies from our Creator, as still available on
Excerpt from “God Warns the Prominent Men”:
Words From God Given to His Servant Jacob on 8/12/07:
Therefore, the land that many
foolish men now inhabit today will not be able to keep them alive in the
future, watchman. Their land will not be
able to bear any fruit or sustenance upon it in the days ahead. It will not have any physical or natural
resemblance to My new land of Israel,
which will soon be formed when I, the Lord God, bring it here, watchman. It will not have any fresh meat or
nourishment within its dried up borders to refresh them and free them of all
misery, slavery, and harm they will soon suffer with. Instead, the land they are living on today
will soon become poisoned, corrupted, tainted, polluted, diseased, and
destroyed. It will be marked by Me to be
consumed by My fire and jealousy because of the faulty ideas that are coming
out of the mouths of these foolish men today.
So shall the food that many
prominent and low base men eat today, burn them beyond measure in the coming
hours. So shall the food their land
gives them become full of thorns, decay, diseases, mold, and briars within the
next few years. So shall I, the Lord
God, soon recompense many foolish men for the corrupt ideas they have shared with
their friends, their neighbors, and their forefathers. I, the Lord God, will punish them incessantly
in their hearts and minds. They will
bare the same curses and diseases their forefathers had to bare long ago. If any evil or wickedness remains within
their sinful hearts and minds, I will know about it. I will also know where they are sleeping and
keeping their secret hiding places today.
Therefore, soon, many rich and well connected men will feel My wrath,
fury, and fire upon them as never before.
They will experience dysentery, diseases, and plagues of their hearts
and minds. They will experience
sorrowful malnourishment and famine within them everywhere they decide to
travel and go.
Jacob's House will be on vacation and will return in two weeks with more current events and prophecies from our Lord God.
December 24, 2010
California storm leaves
mudslides, polluted water. LOS ANGELES (AP) - California
residents who endured flooding, mudslides and evacuations during a week-long
onslaught of rain now have another problem: contaminated water and fouled
beaches. The rain washed trash, pesticides and bacteria into waterways,
prompting health warnings. Four beaches were closed in Northern
California's San Mateo County,
and another 12 miles of beach from Laguna Beach
to San Clemente in Southern
California's Orange County
were off-limits because of sewer overflows. Numerous motorists were rescued
from swamped cars during the days of rain, but one driver was killed. The body
of Angela Wright, 39, of Menifee was recovered from a car that was swept off a
flooded road Wednesday near Canyon Lake in Riverside County,
the coroner's office said.
Blasts at 2 embassies in Rome; 2 hurt. ROME
(AP) - Package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome
on Thursday, injuring the two people who opened them. The interior minister
said anarchists were believed responsible and linked the attacks to similar
bombings at embassies in Greece
last month. All embassies in the Italian capital city were informed of the
blasts and Italian diplomats abroad were urged to take precautions. No one
immediately claimed responsibility, but Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said
investigators were following the "anarchist-insurrectionalist path"
given that a similar letter bomb campaign in Athens
last month was claimed by Greek radical anarchists.
Evacuations urged after avalanches near Las
Vegas. MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. – Police went
door to door Thursday urging residents to evacuate two mountain hamlets near
Las Vegas after three overnight snow slides stirred fears of a disastrous
avalanche. No injuries or structural damage were reported on Mount Charleston
after the small to moderate avalanches struck about 40 miles northwest of Las
Snow paralyzes transport in parts of Western
Europe. Two thousand travelers have been left stranded
at the main Paris airport,
Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, as further snow is hitting France,
and the Netherlands.
Half the flights at Charles de Gaulle have been cancelled, largely because of a
shortage of de-icing fluid. In Belgium,
police advised drivers to stay at home. Hundreds of accidents were reported
While in northern Italy,
heavy rain has caused flooding in parts of Venice.
Unusually high water levels were reported in the Venice
lagoon and in the town of Vicenza,
west of Venice, people were moved
from their homes because of high river levels.
In western Germany,
traffic was described as paralysed in parts of North Rhine Westphalia. Further
east, the railway line between Berlin
and Hanover was blocked because
of frozen overhead power-lines. The French authorities, struggling to cope with
the country's third major snowfall of the winter, said fresh supplies of
de-icing fluid were on their way to Charles de Gaulle airport but would not
arrive before Monday.
mobs lynch voodoo priests over cholera fears. Voodoo priests in Haiti
are being lynched by mobs who blame them for spreading cholera, the country's
government has said. At least 45 people have been lynched in recent weeks as Haiti
continues to be ravaged by a cholera epidemic. Haiti's
communications minister has made an appeal for the lynchings to end and called
for a campaign to ensure people understand how cholera spreads. More than 2,500
Haitians have died from the water-borne disease since October. Another 121,000
people have been treated for symptoms of cholera, with at least 63,500 admitted
to hospital, figures show. The outbreak has also prompted angry protests aimed
at the United Nations, whose Nepalese peacekeepers have been suspected of
introducing cholera to Haiti.
Deadly landslide strikes Colombia.
At least 12 people have been killed in a landslide in south-western Colombia,
local officials say. Nearly 30 people were injured after tones of mud buried
five homes and a bar in the town of La Cruz
in Narino province. Rescue teams are sifting through the debris amid reports
that several people may still be missing. Hundreds of people have been
evacuated from the area. The landslide was triggered by heavy rains. Thursday's tragedy was the second major
deadly landslide this month in Colombia.
On 5 December, more than 30 people were killed in a mudslide near the city of Medellin.
Drinking Water Crisis in California.It’s a process Becky Quintana goes through every time she makes a cup of
coffee; reaching into the fridge for bottled water to fill up the coffee pot
instead of tapping into water from the sink. It’s not an issue of preference
for Quintana, but necessity, as the water coming through her home is filled
with unsafe levels of bacteria and nitrates. It’s a problem not just in
her rural community of Seville, California
but throughout the Central Valley. “This isn’t
supposed to be happening in California,
said Quintana, a lifelong resident of Seville.
“California is one of the richest
states in the nation, and the United States
is one of the richest countries in the world, and we’re living like a third
world country.” Home to 350 residents, Seville
is supported by the agriculture and dairy industries. Known as the
breadbasket of America,
the central valley is responsible for over sixty percent of California’s
agriculture production. However, according to community activists it is
these very industries that are harming the drinking water of the valley’s
residents. “We live in one of the most agriculturally intensive areas in
the world, yet there are no programs to protect our groundwater sources from
pollution,” said Susana De Anda of the Community
in Visalia. “It’s not a
coincidence that many communities in the valley like Seville
have lacked clean drinking water for decades.” According to De Anda, chemical
fertilizers and animal waste are the leading causes of the high levels of
nitrates in Seville’s drinking
water and these nitrates have the potential to cause serious health problems
for those that drink them. “Nitrates are linked to the blue baby
syndrome. If a child of six months of age or younger ingests nitrate
contaminated drinking water, the blood system in the body cannot absorb oxygen
and it can literally turn blue,” said De Anda. “Nitrates are linked to kidney
disease and cancer and it’s something we don’t want in our water.” State public
health officials acknowledge nitrates can cause serious health problems but add
those problems are not unique to Seville, “They are not alone, there are many
hundreds if not thousands of communities across the state that have similar if
not more severe problems,”
5.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Puerto Rico; no major damage reported.
5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the U.S. Caribbean territory on Christmas Eve,
rattling windows and doors across the island but causing no major damage,
2010: Deadliest for natural disasters in a generation.This was
the year the Earth struck back. Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes,
super typhoons, blizzards, landslides and droughts killed at least a quarter of
a million people in 2010 - the deadliest year in more than a generation. More
people were killed worldwide by natural disasters this year than have been
killed in terrorism attacks in the past 40 years combined. Nearly 260,000 people died in natural
disasters in 2010 through Nov. 30, compared with 15,000 in 2009, according to
Swiss Re, an insurance provider. The World Health Organization, which hasn’t
updated its figures past Sept. 30, is just shy of 250,000. By comparison,
deaths from terrorism from 1968 to 2009 were less than 115,000, according to
reports by the U.S.
State Department and the LawrenceLivermore National
The last year in which natural disasters were this deadly was 1983
because of an Ethiopian drought and famine, according to the WHO. Swiss Re
calls 2010 the deadliest since 1976. While the Haitian earthquake, Russian heat
wave and Pakistani flooding were the biggest killers, deadly quakes also struck
Chile, Turkey, China and Indonesia in one of the most active seismic years in
decades. Flooding alone this year killed more than 6,300 people in 59 nations
through to September, according to the WHO. Inundated countries include China,
Super Typhoon Megi with winds of more than 320 kph devastated the Philippines
and parts of China.
After strong early-year blizzards paralyzed the mid-Atlantic and record
snowfalls hit Russia
the temperature turned to broil.
The year may go down as the hottest on record worldwide or at the very
least in the top three, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The
average global temperature through to the end of October was 15C, a shade over
the previous record of 2005, according to the NationalClimaticDataCenter. In May, 54C
set a record for Pakistan
and may have been the hottest temperature recorded in an inhabited location. Northern
Australia had the wettest May-October on record, while the
southwestern part of that country had its driest spell on record. And parts of
basin struck by drought hit their lowest
water levels in recorded history.
A volcano in Iceland
paralyzed air traffic for days in Europe,
disrupting travel for more than seven million people. Other volcanoes in the Congo,
sent people scurrying for safety. New York City
had a rare tornado. A nearly one-kilogram hailstone that was 20 centimetres in
diameter fell in South Dakota
in July to set a U.S.
record. The storm that produced it was one of seven declared disasters for that
state this year. There was not much snow to start the Winter Olympics in a
relatively balmy Vancouver,
while the U.S.
East Coast was snowbound. In a 24-hour period in October, Indonesia
got the trifecta: a deadly magnitude 7.7 earthquake; a tsunami that killed more
than 500 people and a volcano that caused more than 390,000 people to flee.
That’s after flooding, landslides and more quakes killed hundreds earlier in
Jacob’s House Comment,
God is showing the strength, control, and power He has to destroy this
world at a moment’s notice today. God is
showing this strength, control, and power He has to those faithful children of
His who have the eyes to see its overwhelming and consuming fire. They are seeing this power of God through the
light of His Spirit, grace, and mercy. No
one else will be able to understand what is happening to them in the coming
Soon some of these faithful children of the Lord will be able to hear its
noise among many ungodly men. God will
continue to heave out the heathens of the countries He despises and loathes at
this time. He will make their filthy and
idolatrous dwelling places, their so called sanctuaries, and their homes into
desolate heaps of foaming debris, mixed with iron and clay. This is the way they will be destroyed by God
and His Son, Jesus, today.
December 26, 2010
Snowstorm bears down on U. S. Mid-Atlantic, Northeast.
WASHINGTON - A band of frigid
weather was snaking up the East Coast on Sunday, promising blizzards and a foot
of snow for New York City and New
England, while several states made emergency declarations as the
storm caused crashes on slick roads. Airlines grounded hundreds of flights
Sunday along the Northeast corridor in anticipation of the storm, New
misery began a day earlier in parts of the South, where a rare white Christmas
came with reports of dozens of car crashes. In Washington
transportation officials pretreated roads and readied 200 salt trucks, plows
and other pieces of equipment to fight the 6 inches or more expected to fall in
the Mid-Atlantic region. The Northeast is expected to get the brunt of the
storm. Forecasters issued a blizzard warning for New York
City for Sunday and Monday, with a forecast of 11 to
16 inches of snow and strong winds that will reduce visibility to near zero at
times. A blizzard warning was also in effect for Rhode Island and most of eastern Massachusetts
including Boston, with forecasters
predicting 15 to 20 inches of snow. A blizzard warning is issued when snow is
accompanied by sustained winds or gusts over 35 mph. As much as 18 inches could
fall on the New Jersey shore with
wind gusts over 40 mph.
V. P. Biden says gay marriage is 'inevitable'. WASHINGTON
- Vice President Joe Biden is predicting that the evolution in thinking that
will permit gays to soon serve openly in the military eventually will bring
about a national consensus for same-sex marriage. Changes in attitudes by
military leaders, those in the service and the public allowed the repeal by
Congress of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Biden noted in a
nationally broadcast interview on Christmas eve. "I think the country's
evolving," he said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "And I
think you're going to see, you know, the next effort is probably going to be to
deal with so-called DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)." He said he agreed with Obama that
his position in gay marriage is "evolving."
Jacob’s House Comment,
The turning of God’s once new promised land of America into Sodom and Gomorrah is well under way at
this time. It will bring the wrath and
fury of God upon this country as never before in the coming months. The U. S. will be under God’s
reprimanding hand with fire, torrential rains, deadly weather, and adverse trepidation
and trouble. Soon a heaving out of the evil
inhabitants of the land where Sodom and Gomorrah is now sanctioned
will be achieved by God in an unusual and determined way.
December 30, 2010
U. S. NJ Gov, NYC mayor feel the heat after the blizzard, Political heat:
NJ governor, NYC mayor are criticized after blizzard in the Northeast. NEW
YORK (AP) -- With many streets still unplowed, New Yorkers are griping that
their billionaire mayor is out of touch and has failed at the basic task of
keeping the city running, while New Jersey's governor is taking heat for
vacationing at Disney World during the crisis. The fallout against two
politicians who style themselves as take-charge guys is building in the
aftermath of the Christmas-weekend blizzard that clobbered the Northeast, with
at least one New Jersey
newspaperman noting Gov. Chris Christie's absence in a column headlined:
"Is Sunday's storm Christie's Katrina?" Across New
York, complaints have mounted about unplowed streets,
stuck ambulances and outer-borough neighborhoods neglected by the Bloomberg
What's going on: California
flooding leaves behind polluted water, fouled beaches. LOS ANGELES -- California
residents who endured flooding, mudslides and evacuations during a weeklong
onslaught of rain now have another problem: contaminated water and fouled
beaches. The rain washed trash, pesticides and bacteria into waterways,
prompting health warnings. Four beaches were closed in Northern
California's San Mateo County
and another 12 miles of beach from Laguna Beach
to San Clemente in Southern
California's Orange County
were off-limits because of sewer overflows. Many houses washed away by
Jacob's House Comment,
On this website, over a year ago we stated that the water would be unfit to drink in many nations today. We stated that God would destroy the water in many nations because the heathen people in these areas have refused God's true water of life to drink in their souls. We stated they would suffer with poison water for refusing God's only Son, Jesus, as their savior and redeemer. The comments on this website that we made over a year ago are already coming to pass in Haiti, India, Australia, and the United States.
BBC NEWS - Asia-Pacific central Philippines
flooding causes chaos. Tens of thousands of people are affected after heavy
rains cause flooding in the central Philippines.
have Floods Cause Havoc in Albay Province. Woman killed, 4,000 evacuated in Philippine flood. The death toll from flooding
in the Philippines
climbed to 140 Monday as a tropical depression in the Pacific sparked new fears
Thousands Stranded by Trains, Planes After Northeast Storm. Thousands of travelers trying to get home after the
holiday weekend hoped to board flights Tuesday after a massive blizzard that
left the Northeast buried under more than 2 feet of snow. This storm simply
didn't play fair, cold-cocking the Northeast with more than 2 feet of snow on a
holiday weekend when everyone seemed to be out of town, groggy with holiday
cheer or just unprepared.
Countless Juarez residents flee
'dying city'. CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico
- The mother of four raised a finger, pointing out abandoned and stripped
concrete homes and counting how many families have fled the Western
Hemisphere's deadliest city on her street alone. "One, two,
three, four, here, and two more back there on the next block," said Laura
Longoria. The 36-year-old ran a convenience store in her working-class
neighborhood in south Juarez until the owners closed
shop, fed up with the tribute they were forced to pay to drug gangsters to stay
in business. Her family vowed to stick it out. But then came the kidnapping of
a teen from a stationery shop across the street. After that, Longoria's
husband, Enrique Mondragon, requested a transfer from the bus company where he
works. "They asked, `where to,'" he recalled. "I said,
`Anywhere.'" No one knows how many residents have left the city of 1.4
million since a turf battle over border drug corridors unleashed an
unprecedented wave of cartel murders and mayhem. Business leaders, citing
government tax information, say the exodus could number 110,000, while a
municipal group and local university say it's closer to 230,000 and estimates
by social organizations are even higher.
December 31, 2010
floods larger than France
strand 200,000. BRISBANE, Australia - Military aircraft dropped supplies to
towns cut off by floods in northeastern Australia as the prime minister
promised new assistance Friday to the 200,000 people affected by waters
covering an area larger than France and Germany combined. Officials say half of
Queensland's 715,305 square miles
(1,852,642 square kilometers) is affected by the relentless flooding, which
began last week after days of pounding rain caused swollen rivers to overflow.
The flood zone covers an area larger than France
combined and bigger than the state of Texas.
While the rain has stopped, the rivers are still surging to new heights and
overflowing into low-lying towns as the water makes its way toward the sea. The
muddy water inundating thousands of homes and businesses has led to a shortage
of drinking water and raised fears of mosquito-borne disease. "This is
without a doubt a tragedy on an unprecedented scale," Queensland Premier
Anna Bligh told Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Tail end of storms blast some Western states. DENVER
– Colorado, Wyoming
and New Mexico struggled against
the tail end of storms New Year's Eve that left more westerly states recovering
from a wintertime onslaught of snow, rain and bitter wind. Denver
faced its heaviest snows of the season early Friday, while parts of Wyoming
and New Mexico bundled up against
stormy weather and frigid temperatures. Phoenix
braced for a subfreezing Friday morning, a rarity in the desert city. Packing
more punch, the storms Thursday blasted some states with fierce wind gusts and
heavy rains or snows, closing hundreds of miles of roads and dumping a snowy
mix of precipitation on the edges of Phoenix.
New budget crises loom for U. S.
states and municipalities in 2011. The budget crises that have nearly
paralyzed states such as California
and Illinois are likely to get
worse, not better, in 2011 - despite the massive cuts that have already been
made. Kept on life support for the past two years by $160 billion in emergency
funding from the stimulus package, state governments now face the prospect of
making ends meet without any help. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called
the situation a “day of reckoning” in a recent interview with “60 Minutes” -
and that’s after trimming a full quarter of his state’s budget in one year.
Most states have made significant reductions in health care, education,
services for seniors and people with disabilities, and their workforces.
Overall state spending is 6 percent below pre-recession levels. Nonetheless, I
agree that for states, fiscal year 2012 (which starts July 1, 2011) will be the worst yet.”
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake
shook parts of Indiana and four other states Thursday,
prompting a wave of calls to local authorities from rattled residents.
Florida agriculture loses $273M in December freeze. ST.
PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -
December's wave of unusually cold weather has destroyed much of Florida's
green beans and sweet corn, which means shoppers will pay more at the grocery
store and see more imports on the shelves. Florida
is the nation's largest producer of green beans and sweet corn - the kind of
corn we eat, not the kind we put in our gas tanks. According to the Florida
Department of Agriculture, the state lost $273 million from the December
freezes alone - including nearly 9,000 acres of crops. The statistics are
compiled only through Dec. 20, which means they don't even account for the
problems caused by this week's cold. 2010 dealt a one-two punch for the state's
farms. An 11-day spell in January was one of the area's coldest periods on
record, and December has had an unprecedented trio of cold fronts. Sam Accursio
lost nearly all of his pickling cucumbers at his Homestead
farm last January. Eleven months later, about half of his new crop has been
6 dead after
160 mile per hour tornadoes hit Arkansas, Missouri - Tornadoes fueled by
unusually warm weather pummeled the South and Midwest on Friday, killing at
least six people and injuring dozens more across Arkansas and Missouri.
A Look Back At 2010, the Year of Disasters. This year was a busy one for meteorologists, as they tracked heat waves, monsoons,
and winds carrying volcanic ash. Nicola Jones catches up with Julia Slingo,
chief scientist at the UK Met Office in Exeter, Devon, about how natural disasters and extreme weather
events over the past 12 months have changed what Britain's national weather center does.
There was a whole host of natural disasters that were either caused by weather
or affected by weather. Certainly we know the Pakistan flooding was the region's worst
probably for 90 years. The Russian heat wave was unprecedented in terms of
records going back 140 years. And also the Chinese flooding - the Three Gorges
Dam got within 16 meters of being over-topped, and it's only just being built.
The year certainly showed a very unusual pattern of weather, but we don't know
exactly how unusual.
Jacob's House Comment,
This is the time for many lost and dying souls to repent of their sinful ways and their evil works before God and His Son, Jesus. They had better get on their hands and knees and ask God to forgive them for their wickedness today. For the end of all things as we know it is already approaching in quick and rapid order. Therefore, the end of this earth age can come at any moment from this time frame and onward.
God will soon be closing down this present world with tumult, rage, and trouble. Only the true Christians who love Him and His Son, Jesus, will be saved in the coming unraveling of this present adulterous and corrupt world today.