Wednesday, June 29, 2016

California Wildfires And Strange 'Accident'





The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):
7 p.m.
Officials say evacuations are underway at a rural subdivision 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, California, as a wildfire climbs out of a steep canyon along the Middle Fork of the American River.
Placer County Sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin says homes near Todd Valley between the cities of Foresthill and Auburn are being evacuated as a 250-acre fire grows.
She did not know how many homes are affected, but says the fire is approaching a subdivision with large lots and a scattered population.
The fire began Tuesday afternoon in El Dorado County before jumping the river and climbing out of the canyon into neighboring Placer County.
California Department of Forestry and Fire protection spokeswoman Lynnette Round says firefighters in the air and on the ground are working in 101-degree heat.
A brush fire burning in central Arizona has forced evacuations and the closure of part of a major interstate.
Dolores Garcia with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the blaze near the Cordes Junction along Interstate 17 north of Phoenix has charred more than a square mile, and crews are dealing with the effects of thunderstorms that are building in the area.
Strong, erratic winds forced the flames to shift directions and start heading in a southern direction Tuesday evening.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office called for mandatory evacuations in portions of Cordes Lakes earlier in the day. Garcia said crews have managed to keep flames from reaching any structures.
Multiple engines, water-dropping helicopters and air tankers are assigned to the fire.

Authorities say firefighters battling a blaze that has scorched almost 72 square miles in Arizona were forced to use their fire shelters following a sudden change in fire activity.
Officials with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fort Apache Agency said Tuesday the firefighters were able to walk out of the area once it cooled, and none suffered life-threatening injuries.
It's not clear what may have caused the change in fire behavior, and officials say an extensive investigation will follow given that deploying a fire shelter is considered a serious incident.
The blaze has been burning since June 15 and is 75 percent contained.
The crew was working along the remaining uncontrolled fire line when the incident occurred.
A report by the nonpartisan Climate Central says that 11 million Californians are at risk of wildfire and that climate change will lengthen wildfire season.
NASA climatologist Bill Patzert says climate change is a real factor. But he says California has irresponsibly built homes in wildlands as the state's population exploded in recent decades.




Summer has just begun and California's wildfires are already on the move. 
The latest blaze, called the Erskine fire, is estimated to be about 70 square miles and is the state's largest out of the nine ongoing wildfires. The Los Angeles Times reports that so far the fire has claimed the lives of two people and has destroyed 200 structures.
About 2,000 firefighters have been assigned to fight the fire, however, officials estimated on Monday that it was only 45% contained. 
Here are some pictures that illustrate the tragic events surrounding the wildfires in California.



This U.N. official accidentally crushed his own throat right before he was set to testify against Hillary Clinton


Call it conspiracy theory, coincidence or just bad luck, but any time someone is in a position to bring down Hillary Clinton by testifying they wind up dead. In fact, there’s a long history of Clinton-related body counts, with scores of people dying under mysterious circumstances.

Perhaps the most notable is Vince Foster. Foster was a partner at Clinton’s law firm and knew the inner workings of the Clinton Machine.  Police ruled that death a suicide, though it is often noted that Foster may have been suicided.

Now, another official has found himself on the wrong end of the Clintons. That John Ashe was a former President of the United Nations General Assembly highlights the fact that no one is safe once in their sights.

And as you might have guessed, there are major inconsistencies with Ashe’s death. It was not only conveniently timed because Ashe died just a few days before being set to testify against Clinton in a corruption case, but official reports indicated he died of a heart attack.

The problem, however, is that police on the scene reported Ashe died when his throat was crushed during a work-out accident.

The New York Post’s Page Six reported that after Ashe was found dead Wednesday, the U.N. claimed that he had died from a heart attack. Local police officers in Dobbs Ferry, New York, later disputed that claim, saying instead that he died from a workout accident that crushed his throat.
Adding to the mysterious nature of Ashe’s death was the fact that he had been slated to be in court Monday with his Chinese businessman co-defendant Ng Lap Seng, from whom he reportedly received over $1 billion in donations during his term as president of the U.N. General Assembly.
And then there was this: During the presidency of Bill Clinton, Seng illegally funneled several hundred thousand dollars to the Democrat National Committee.





U.S. vs Russia: More Provocations



Russia: US Destroyer Got Too Close to Its Ships in Europe



The Russian defense ministry has accused a U.S. Navy ship of sailing dangerously close to its vessels in the Mediterranean Sea.

The ministry says Tuesday in comments carried by the Interfax news agency that the destroyer USS Gravely passed a Russian combat ship dangerously close earlier this month in the eastern section of the Mediterranean and cut in front of a Russian frigate. The ministry insisted the Russian vessels were in international waters and did not perform any dangerous maneuvers regarding the American ship.
U.S. officials have repeatedly complained about Russian military jets and vessels buzzing and sailing too close to their planes and vessels, calling it dangerous and unprofessional behavior.



The US guided-missile destroyer Gravely breached international navigation safety rules by coming within dangerous proximity of the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian frigate, in the eastern Mediterranean, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.
The USS Gravely approached the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian frigate, on June 17, passing across her course at a “dangerous” distance of 180 meters (55ft), the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
The encounter occurred in international waters. The Yaroslav Mudry did not deviate from her course and refrained from engaging in dangerous maneuvering with the US warship, the ministry added.
According to the statement, the warship’s captain and crew violated the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), which govern the conduct of two or more vessels when they meet at sea in order to prevent dangerous situations.

“The US sailors, in particular, neglected Rule 13, which stipulates that an overtaking vessel must keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken,” the Defense Ministry said. It added that the USS Gravely had also violated Rule 15, which says that a vessel that has another vessel on the starboard side must yield and avoid crossing ahead of her.
The ministry also said the Pentagon should take note of such incidents rather than accuse the Russian Air Force and Navy of unprofessional conduct. “US sailors allow themselves to neglect key foundations of navigation safety without thinking of the consequences that dangerous maneuvering in a heavily trafficked maritime area might involve.”

The USS Gravely is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer capable of carrying an Aegis missile defense system. She was commissioned in 2010 and sent to her first overseas deployment in the eastern Mediterranean three years later.



Stunning advancements in ground warfare tactics and technology have given Russia a decisive advantage over the US in ground warfare capability; right now, the US would lose a ground war.  Such is the essence of Lt. General H.R. McMaster’s analysis of US ground force readiness as determined by analyzing what Russia has achieved in Ukraine.
These days, the charismatic director of the Army’s Capabilities Integration Center is knee-deep in a project called The Russia New Generation Warfare study, an analysis of how Russia is re-inventing land warfare in the mud of Eastern Ukraine.Speaking recently at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., McMaster said that the two-year-old conflict had revealed that the Russians have superior artillery firepower, better combat vehicles, and have learned sophisticated use of UAVs for tactical effect. Should U.S. forces find themselves in a  land war with Russia, he said, they would be in for a rude, cold awakening.

“Look at the enemy countermeasures,” he said, noting Russia’s use of nominally semi-professional forces who are capable of “dispersion, concealment, intermingling with civilian populations…the ability to disrupt our network strike capability, precision navigation and timing capabilities.” All of that means “you’re probably going to have a close fight… Increasingly, close combat overmatch is an area we’ve neglected, because we’ve taken it for granted.”
We’re out-ranged by a lot of these systems and they employ improved conventional munitions, which we are going away from. There will be a 40- to 60-percent reduction in lethality in the systems that we have,” he said. “Remember that we already have fewer artillery systems. Now those fewer artillery systems will be less effective relative to the enemy. So we need to do something on that now.”

Karber also noted that Russian forces made heavy and integrated use of electronic warfare. It’s used to identify fire sources and command posts and to shut down voice and data communications. In the northern section, he said, “every single tactical radio [the Ukrainian forces] had was taken out by heavy Russian sector-wide EW.” Other EW efforts had taken down Ukrainian quadcopters. Another system was being used to mess with the electrical fuses on Ukrainian artillery shells, ”so when they hit, they’re duds,” he said.




 New research shows that most of the radioactive fallout which landed on downtown Tokyo a few days after the Fukushima accident was concentrated and deposited in non-soluble glass microparticles, as a type of ‘glassy soot’. This meant that most of the radioactive material was not dissolved in rain and running water… The particles also concentrated the radioactive caesium(Cs), meaning that in some cases dose effects of the fallout are still unclear… Japanese geochemists… analysed samples collected from within an area up to 230 km from the FDNPP… [I]t had been anticipated that most of the radioactive fallout would have been flushed from the environment by rainwater. However… most of the radioactive caesium in fact fell to the ground enclosed in glassy microparticles
Analysis from several air filters collected in Tokyo on 15 March 2011 showed that 89% of the total radioactivity was present as a result of these caesium-rich microparticles, rather than the soluble Cs, as had originally been supposed.
Discovery (Seeker), Jun 27, 2016: Fukushima Accident Rained Glass Particles on Tokyo… Most of the radioactive fallout that descended upon downtown Tokyo in the days after the March 2011 accident [was] glass microparticles — essentially, glass-filled soot. As a result, the fallout, which contained concentrated radioactive cesium, wasn’t dissolved by rainfall, and probably lingered in the environment… Japanese scientists thought that most of it would be washed away by rainwater. Instead, analysis… revealed that most of the radioactive cesium in fact fell to the ground enclosed in glassy microparticles.

ANI, Jun 28, 2016: Research indicates Fukushima radioactive fallout may be worse than expected Most of the radioactive fallout, which landed on downtown Tokyo a few days after the Fukushima accident, was concentrated and deposited in non-soluble glass microparticles, as a type of ‘glassy soot’

Inverse, Jun 26, 2016: Radioactive “Glassy Soot” Fell Over Tokyo After the Fukushima Meltdown… The findings… show that the radioactive fallout… has been poorly understood. Previously, it was assumed that most of the radiation that fell dissolved in rain. This would mean that it would wash out of the soil and through the environment… These tiny glass particles entered the air and fell as soot on the surrounding region. Because the radioactive molecules are contained in an insoluble medium, they will not wash out of the soil with rainwater to the same extent… Beyond the consequences for the environment, there are significant consequences for human health. Breathing caesium encased in glass particles may have a very different impact from exposure to it as radioactive rain…







Recent Events And The Prophetic Timeline



The following comes from Pete Garcia over at The Omega Letter and it's one of the best commentaries I have read in a while. His thoughts parallel mine only he does a much better job crystallizing these various random thoughts into something coherent. I especially agree with his conclusions.  Below this article is copied in full:



The Distress of Nations, with Perplexity


The Distress of Nations, with Perplexity 
Prophecy - Signs 
Monday, June 27, 2016 
Pete Garcia 


Americans are unaware of a decline in our individual liberty, and the reason is obvious: the decline rarely takes the form of sudden deprivations but, instead, takes the form of unnoticed erosion and thus, we come to regard whatever state we are in, as a normal condition. ~Leonard E. Read

Several years ago, I was driving down the road flipping through the radio stations when I came across a show already in progress.  Intrigued, I listened to the narrator speaking intensely with the sound of tribal drums beating in the background.  He was intensely describing how early man hunted wooly mammoths.  Early man (according to the host), knew they couldn’t kill the mammoths with spear and stone so they had to get innovative in how they hunted.  As they closed in on a herd, the tribesmen would start beating drums, shouting, and making a loud commotion catching the herd off guard. 

This in turn would get the mammoths agitated and panicked, prompting them to begin moving in the opposite direction, whose path was already lined with more hunters and drums in hiding in whom, when close by, would also begin making noises, beating drums, and shouting as loud as they could.  This effectively channelized the unwitting and fleeing mammoths towards a ravine or cliff.  The mammoths were so big and their hides extremely tough and the tribesmen knew they couldn’t kill them with what they had so instead they had the mammoths kill themselves by running them off a cliff.  I don’t subscribe to caveman theories but I do recognize that this is a valid hunting technique, and the example of which, has been stuck in my mind like a splinter ever since.  

The show as it turned out, was that of Alex Jones.  Now, I’m no fan of Mr. Jones’s sensationalists programs, nor his post-trib eschatology, I would however, agree with him in that what we are seeing with today’s globalist movement which is largely; Establishment Republicans and Democrats, Bilderbergers, the Trilateralist Commission, George Soros Inc., European bureaucrats, climate alarmists, etc.…is very much along the same lines of thought as the mammoth hunt.  They are attempting to channelize us with crisis after crisis, onto a pre-determined path that ultimately results in the tragic and senseless suicide of our Constitutional Republic.  The bottom line is that they need the US to systematically fall apart, in order for them to rebuild the world after their own design.


Assessment

If you’ve read many articles like this one and kept up with current events over the last eight years, most of what I’m saying isn’t any real surprise to you.  You’d know that the government is rapidly transitioning into something it was never intended to be, primarily that of a socialist oligarchy.  What is shocking to most people, is not that our freedoms are eroding, but how long that state of erosion has been in place.  Many are just now seeing the pieces falling together.

In other words, the transition away from a Constitutional Republic began in earnest in 1913 with the midnight passage of the Federal Reserve Act and has been painstakingly gradual through the remainder of the 20th century by use of a tactic known as incrementalism.  But the rapidity we are seeing now in a post-9/11 world, with our government’s sweeping anti-constitutional rulings and edicts, are just the finishing touches on an urban population that is largely out of touch with what right looks like anymore.  The powers that be (pick a recent administration), seem to know something that apparently the rest of us don’t…primarily that if they don’t act quickly they may not get to act at all.

Understanding how much time we as a nation have left, will in large measure be determined in the upcoming 2016 presidential election.  I have no desire to rehash the tens of thousands of examples in which the government is becoming tyrannical; nor do I want to beat the dead horse of all the Socialist /Marxist /Secular-Humanist agendas’ that have already been identified and noted for what they are.  What I want to address is the three legs with the five ‘W’s’ of the particular path we are racing down today.

We know according to Revelation 13, that the world will eventually end up under a singular global system ran by a man identified by the Apostle Paul as the man of lawlessness (2 Thess. 2:3-10) and by the Apostle John as the rider on the white horse, and the Beast. (Rev. 6:1-2, 13)  He will control the entire earth.  So how do we get from where we are today, to where Scripture says we will be tomorrow (whenever that tomorrow may be), is interesting.  This coming of the Beast consists of two things; infrastructure, and opportunity.


Framework

Of note, is that the infrastructure for global governance must first exist, of which I’d say through the internet, global commerce, and regionalized political and military arrangements, is largely already in place.  This regional and global framework has been in the making since before World War II through things like;

-The Federal Reserve Act of 1913
-The Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916
-The League of Nations (1919)
-The United Nations (1945)
-NATO (1949)
-European Coal and Steel Community (1951) [Precursor to the EU and all the subsequent treaties and agreements]
-OPEC (1960)
-Law of the Sea Treaty (1982) [Pres. Reagan refused to sign]
-The Patriot Act (October 26th, 2001)
-The Trans Pacific Partnership (2015)

All of these, and only about a million other things have helped build a globalist infrastructure that inextricably links the world together in a way that no other century of human history has even seen.  To sum up the past two centuries in a brief synopsis it would be this: the nationalism, socialism, Marxism, and other ‘isms’ of the 19th and 20th, resulted in two World Wars, two major revolutions (Bolshevik and Maoists), all of which resulted in the deaths of over 200 million people and forced the world to move towards regionalization and globalization as a means to avoid the mistakes of those generations.  This is the framework of which the Beast will capitalize on to cement his authority over the entire face of the earth.


Timing

The other thing which must follow the framework is opportunity.  If we here in the 21stcentury have learned anything is that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Simply follow the news of any given day, and you’ll see leader after leader being charged or suspected of corruption, treason, ethics violations, moral ineptitude, and neglect, or any other countless number of charges.  None of our current crop of political leaders would ever just hand over their power and authority of their own volition.  In terms of how the Beast comes to power, there must be opportunity, and that opportunity must come in the form of crisis.

We’ve also seen how the global system has tried time and again to present something, anything, as a crisis that they can somehow use to their advantage; global cooling, global warming, climate change, Ebola and other pandemic diseases, banks too big to fail, oil, water, food, immigration, AIDS, Islamic terrorism, information wars, etc.  Not to say that these weren’t actually issues, but they were never big enough for the big sweeping changes that organizations like the UN had hoped for.  No, nothing short of another global war, an earth-killing asteroid, or some kind of alien invasion or first contact will do.  There is one crisis that is coming that I believe will be THE crisis to force the nations to realign.  The reason I am so absolutely sure it is THE crisis, is because it’s the one thing that none of them (the godless, Christ rejecting leadership) are not even talking about.  If it is mentioned, it’s laughed and mocked.  The Crisis?  The Rapture of the Church.


Conclusion

With the recent rise of Presidential nominee Donald Trump, and the departure of Great Britain from the European Union (Brexit), along with an upsurge in anti-immigration nationalist parties across the US and Europe, the citizens of the west are rising up in revolt against their globalist overlords.  It would seem, that the majority of the middle class people are tired of funding (via taxes) the destruction of their way of life.  They're also tired of politicians and bureaucrats who are belligerently avoiding common sense legislation and their blatant borderless agendas.  In other words, the world is swinging back hard in the other direction. 

The only problem with this is that the swing back to the populist/nationalist movement doesn’t fit with Satan’s globalist, one-world agenda.  IOW, if Satan wants the framework in place for his man to take over a singular system then the nations pulling back apart works in direct opposition to what’s he’s spent much of the last century piecing together.  This reinforces the idea in my mind at least, that the Rapture happens sooner, rather than later.  Just as a friend wrote in his article, the world’s leading developers and innovators of technology, predict reaching immortality, Mars’ colonization, and other rapid advances in science that the Bible doesn’t mention.  So either the Bible is wrong or man never reaches the point where they can achieve them.  The same goes with geo-politics. 

Since the Bible only mentions a 10-pronged system that ultimately is brought under the reigns of one man, (Rev. 13) then the nationalist, populist dreams of a better world will never actually come to fruition.  The Rapture will serve as the perfect storm that marries up the framework of a one-world system already in place, and the perfect timing of opportunistic tyranny with zero spiritual resistance.  But the Rapture as an event itself will have some serious second and third order effects that happen in its wake. 

Certain nations will be hit extremely hard due to diversity that true, born again Christians inhabit (i.e.…the US), and others not so much. (i.e.…Saudi Arabia and Iran).  And since the world’s economy and political stability relies on a stable US, the fact that if we are crippled (due to millions of missing Christians and children), then the world will be brought to its knees in delusion, madness, rage, and perplexity…and nothing will bring this world together faster than the perfect crisis.

Jesus said that in the days just before His return that the world would be going about its business as if everything was normal. (Luke 17:22-30)  Paul wrote that His coming would be as a ‘thief in the night’, and that while the world was clamoring for peace and safety, that sudden destruction would come upon them. (1 Thess. 5:1-3)  Neither of these biblical scenarios can be inside the 70th Week of Daniel since that time is divided up 21 divine judgments, chronicling and marking that seven year period in more detail than any other portion of time.  So neither is life “normal” nor would the world be caught unawares once it begins.

So based on the speed and severity of the world’s current problems, and the fact that things are only progressing at every level to the ‘worse and worse’ category, should we anticipate a soon Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church?  Note Jesus’s words concerning the timing of His coming…

And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.  Luke 21:25-28 NKJV