Friday, September 2, 2011

Headlines for a Day

First up: Turkey. It is fascinating to watch their movement into the Gog-MaGog alliance as we watch further alignment with Iran and Russia while strengthening their anti-Israeli rhetoric. Turkey's alliances could be debated a couple of years ago, but no longer. Often, such measures (as seen below) are done in a pre-war setting. Of course, this is exactly what we would expect from biblical prophecy:

Turkey expels Israel envoy after Gaza flotilla report

Turkey has decided to downgrade its diplomatic ties with Israel to the lowest possible level, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday, following Israel's continued refusal to apologize for a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Davutoglu announced the downscale of diplomatic relations with Jerusalem, saying the move was a direct response to Israel's refusal to apologize for the deaths of nine Turkish nationals in the May 2010 raid.

"Israel squandered all of the opportunities to end the crisis, and now it must pay for it," Davutoglu said, adding that Turkey's official position was that Israel's blockade on the Gaza Strip was illegal, despite the fact that the UN report supported its legality.

Also see:

Turkey reduces Israel's diplomatic presence, expels envoys

Earthquake in L.A.?

L.A. earthquake: Quake was strongest in more than a year

The 4.2 earthquake that shook parts of Los Angeles on Thursday was the largest in the Southern California quake region in more than a year.

In the article we get this stark reminder - suggesting the possibility that the quake could be an early warning:

The last major quake to be felt in Los Angeles was the 7.2 Easter Sunday quake of 2010, which struck the California-Mexico border on April 4, 2010.

Several weeks before that, a predawn 4.4 quake hit Pico Rivera, and in May 2009, a 4.7 earthquake in Inglewood shattered windows close to the epicenter.

The quake was followed by several aftershocks.

NASA Sees Katia Become Second Atlantic Hurricane

The second Atlantic Ocean Hurricane was born today, Sept. 1 as Katia strengthened from a tropical storm in the central Atlantic. NASA's TRMM satellite noticed towering thunderstorms within Katia yesterday which clued forecasters that she would become a hurricane today.

Katia is a now a Category one hurricane and is expected to bend north-northwest and miss the Leeward Islands. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 kmh) with higher gusts, and some strengthening is forecast over the weekend.

The National Hurricane Center said Katia is forecast to become a major hurricane on Sunday with winds over 111 mph. It will be between Puerto Rico and Bermuda so NASA will be watching it for the next week.

Tropical Warnings for Gulf

A slow-moving tropical system packing walloping rains is slogging its way to the Gulf coast, which could be drenched with up to 20 inches, leading Louisiana's governor to declare a state of emergency Thursday because of the threat of flash flooding.

Tropical storm warnings are out from Mississippi to Texas including New Orleans. The National Hurricane Center said the system that is now a depression in the Gulf of Mexico will dump 10 to 15 inches of rain over southern areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama through Sunday and as much as 20 inches in some spots. By Friday, it could become Tropical Storm Lee, the 12th named storm of the season.

New evidence of a massive oil slick near Deepwater Horizon site

A California nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of wildlife has discovered what seems to be a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico near the area of the original Deepwater Horizon spill.

In a flight over the Gulf Tuesday, founder and pilot Dr. Bonny Schumaker spotted an oil slick that stretched for nearly 10 miles.

Last week, two Louisiana State University men took a boat into the Gulf and returned with video evidence of large blooms of crude oil swelling up to the water’s surface where the doomed oil rig once hovered.

Is the Energy Grid Safe From Cyber Attack?

"We are now at a sustained back-and-forth between the powers that are trying to attack these systems, and forces aligned to defend them," Bochman said.

While that statement may sound a bit like a sci-fi plot, the reality is that utilities across the country have seen a big increase in deliberate attacks, as well as inadvertent screw-ups that have thrown thousands of customers into the dark.

The following is a fascinating article regarding world-wide money which is 'privatized' and a movement to allow central governments to control. This is long but fascinating article. Anytime I see a proposal to radically change the monetary system on a world-wide basis, I stop and take notice:

Red Alert: New Political Movement For Sound Money To Be Launched In Vienna

The fact that our money is created with interest logically, necessarily and unavoidably leads to a collapse of the financial system after a certain period of time. China is the only major economy right now printing money without charging interest – and that is why China’s economy is booming and there is no end in sight to that boom.

The root cause of the debt smothering the eurozone and the USA is the way our money system has been privatised by stealth. The controlled mainstream media conceals who the real winners from privatising our money supply are from the public. The media also conceals the fact that such a privatised money system is necessarily doomed to collapse.

And never has the state been so in debt while spending so little on its people. Where is all the money going? To the banking cartel. Only the stealth privatisation of our money system means people are being hoodwinked.

We have to reform our money system root and branch. We have to switch to public money which is free for everyone to use. Money has to be a public service supplied by the government for free again.

Thomas Jefferson issued a dire warning of what would happen if America’s money supply was privatised – and he has been proved to be right. The privatisation of the Federal Reserve is the root cause of the wreckage of the US economy and dollar today.

Don't test us, Israel army chief warns Gaza militants

Israel's top military chief has warned Gaza militants not to "test" Israel's strength as troops and police remained on high alert on Wednesday over warnings of a planned attack from Sinai.

The military two days earlier raised the level of alert on the Israel-Egypt border and around Gaza following specific intelligence warnings that militants were planning a fresh attack on south Israel along the lines of a series of deadly ambushes on August 18.

"Hamas and other terrorist organisations in Gaza must know that they are wrong to test our strength and that any attempt to harm the citizens of Israel will result in a severe response," chief of staff Benny Gantz said in remarks released by the army.

Israeli press reports speculated that Gazan groups were planning fresh attacks to avenge the deaths of those killed in the Israeli strikes.

In a separate development, the navy on Tuesday deployed two missile boats just outside Eilat in what the military said was part of a "routine exercise."

Israeli press reports said it was unlikely the boats' deployment was linked to the high state of alert in the south.
But it came as Tehran's top naval commander said Iran had dispatched a submarine and a warship to the Red Sea on a "patrol mission," state television reported.


Robin said...

M 4.7, Utah

September 02, 2011 11:03:25 GMT

USGS issued the above Earthquake info this morning . . .but the link no longer works and it no longer appears on the USGS map. SOMETHING was obviously picked up in UT this morning . . .but what?

gearedup2go said...

An alarming trend is developing in America--dangerous rhetoric.

Rep. Andre Carson (D) from Indiana, member of the Congressional Black Caucus, who stated that members of the Tea Party would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree.”
Carson worked as a police officer and has converted to Islam. Video here:

Glenn Beck posted a sound bite this morning on his radio program of a member with the group Black Panthers who is instructing adults and children as young as 6 years of age on how to behead someone with a machete.

We're quickly approaching the Day of Rage racial tensions are bubbling to the surface. Perhaps we will once again see the upheaval and violence that sadly was a hallmark of the 60's civil rights movement.

WVBORN56 said...

Yes geared up it is a bit of a concern for me personlly as my daughter works for a Christian ministry in the inter city of Indy.

It just does not make any sense how these guys are blaming the Tea party. It is just like the bum rap Israel is getting. Satan knows his time is running out and he is working overtime.

The times are evil... we just need to keep praying and being light where we can to expose the darkness!

gearedup2go said...

WV, I will pray for the safety of your daughter in the coming days. I suspect that radical Islamists are influencing more people that we realize. To them, conservatives are to be blamed for the sour economy, for unequal prosperity, for hate crimes, for joblessness, for racism and terrorism. And truth be known, white conservatives are being fingered more and more. But this pales to what the Jews are facing right now. They are having to plan their escape route out of hostile countries.

On a happier note.....did she say yes??

DrNofog said...

Wv, Gear,
Dr. Stuart Crane pointed out yrs ago that Lenin and Stalin both taught their followers this time-tested principle: "Always call your enemy what you are. It takes the focus off of you and directs attention to your enemy, to burden them with making a defense."

By "time-tested" I mean look at the "First Slanderous Lie" in Genesis 3:5. Which party is intimating the other party "is being deceptive", has "ulterior motives" and "is holding out on you"??

"Nothing new under the sun..."

Robin said...

It's also worth noting the so called Day of Rage is planned to span months as organizers are encouraging protesters to bring tents and mobile kitchens will be set up. I'm netting this protest will spread across the country as the unemployment rate is approaching 50% and young people with time on there hands could incite further civil unrest.

WVBORN56 said...

Gearedup,thanks for asking...yes my son called me to give us the good news! Looks we will be planning a trip to Iowa in April for the wedding should the Lord tarry. :)

We are all delighted. I am shocked the wedding will be in a church as my son has probably spent more nights in his life sleeping outside than inside. I hope she knows what she is getting into. Of course he needs a good woman to tame or channel his spirit of adventure.

They would both be great missionary candidates and they may in fact be heading in a Christian ministry direction.

Misty said...

WV, praying for the safety of your daughter and also for your son and dil to be.
Robin, I did not know the day of rage was going to extend into days. Thank you for the information and praying for all of us.

GG said...

Hi WV~

That is exciting news for your son and soon to be DIL. :) I will pray for much protection and more for them as they venture out in their new ministry opportunities together. I pray they make a huge impact in their movement.

On a side note - as we approach 9-11 I can't help but wonder what the spirit of observance will be like this year. So many things happening around the world. Tempers flared, and now I see that Mayor Bloomberg bans religion at the 9-11 ceremonies this year. This is clearly a defining point where the crosses are being taken down all for the wrong reasons.

Also, thank you Scott and Mr. & Mrs. C. for your mentioning of Hal Lindsey in these posts. I make sure weekly now I record his news so I can get more of a visual to these reports that we see here. It is very helpful.

Have a safe weekend. God Bless!!

WVBORN56 said...

Thanks Misty!

DrNofog said...
"Wv, Gear,
Dr. Stuart Crane pointed out yrs ago that Lenin and Stalin both taught their followers this time-tested principle: "Always call your enemy what you are. It takes the focus off of you and directs attention to your enemy, to burden them with making a defense."

Doc, that just does not work well for Christians, if we called our enemies by what we are... "you are nothing but a glorified saint", or you, you, sanctified forgiven sinner, you!"

It works much better for are a dumb, judgmental, intolerant, racist, bigot!

okay, I see how it works...Now when they call us names I'll just get this big smile as they self identify :)

DrNofog said...

You had me worried about you there for a sec... until I got to the last line.

WVBORN56 said...

Thanks, GG

She is a perfect match for him, cute, sweet, outdoorsy, adventureous and washed in the blood of the lamb saint. We are very pleased.

Their upcoming marriage and blessing makes me wonder (in light of the late hour) if there will be anything like romantic love in heaven? I know there will be no more marriage so maybe it is replaced with agape love for everyone?

Just curious...I think this is maybe one of the concerns some young christian couples are having with the "interuption" of the rapture into their lives.

Robin said...

Congratulations, WV. My pastor tells me there's no marriage on Heaven so my husband and I plan to live in the same mansion ;)

ally said...

Hi guys-love you all. no access to a computer so its rough keeping up with all things!
ROBIN-USGS has been purposely downgrading earthquakes and not reporting many of the ones that do happen. Dutch sinse has a utube site that proves much of this so you might want to take a peak. They are trying to keep the public from entering into a panic mode. All earthquakes are recorded by a seismograph somewhere and then sent to the USGS who then evaluates and rates them. The trick is to go directly to the closest seismgraph to the quake location. Most are located at colleges so try googling University of Utah seismographs maybe? I'd find it for you but no time to do it. So very sorry!
So much I want to say...but hang in there won't be long now but it may get quite bumpy :) Thank you Jesus for you! He has us covered so don't worry about a thing!

GG said...

Hi Ally~

Nice to hear from you and have you check in. We miss you and Hart is out there somewhere too. To both of you, many blessings and protection. We are always thinking of you.

Robin- Here is a link to a site I use:

It is not showing Utah right now as active but if you scroll down to the EQ's for today it will be there. You can hide and open different windows as you scroll down. There is much information here. One can keep track of biological issues, weather, volcanos, long and short term issues and more.

God Bless!!


gearedup2go said...

WV, it sounds like a match made in heaven. : )

Mrs. C said...

Morning Brothers & Sisters, :)
Please forgive me, but I have to disagree with the "idea" that is being promoted out there, that the
"U.S.G.S" is "hiding" information.
Having lived in earthquake country for decades, I have become very familiar with the U.S.G.S. information, as the tendency for most in Cali land is to jump on the net and verify where and how large a recent quake was.
If a reported earthquake was there in the morning, and then not there, it is because the GPS location of the event, has been fine tuned so as to speak, which typically is a different GPS location, and the incorrect one removed. These are folks that jump in right away and report earthquakes in other non friendly countries, that were not earthquakes, but nuke tests.
I will humbly share, that my brother has a PHD in Geology, is a Director of a Geology Dept. in a well know University, and is invited to give lectures in other countries at highly esteemed Universities etc. He is in the top of his field in this country. I even shockingly, once saw him quoted, by Hal Lindsey on his program referring to a study my brother had done. I say all this because I know my brother well. As his family, we have always joked that what really opens up a conversation with him, is if you talk about rocks! lol
I share this because having experience with someone in this field of study for decades, their characteristics do not lend to "hiding" information. There are way, way too many Geologists out there with too much information, and the same mind set as my brother, to allow the U.S.G.S to try to "hide" information.
Just so that you all are informed, YouTube videos can have paid advertising, which I believe works the same as profits for TV commercials. For me personally, the paid advertising brings into question the motives of such YouTube sites, especially when they subtly promote fear, and the facts contradict what they say.
Im looking at one such site, "dutchsinse" who claims
Yet there are clearly, in plain view, advertisements within some of his videos. JMHO, but that fact combined with the "symbolisms" he uses, the highly questionable ideas he states, cause me to run from this person. JMHO
Here is the U.S.G.S link, that openly, clearly, displays every earthquake from 1.0 up, in the recent 7 days in the U.S. This has been a reliable true source, for a long time. :)
We are Brothers and Sisters In Christ! We have His Word to rely on, and we as Watchers on the Wall, know these days we are living in. He already told us in His Word what is to happen in these Last Days. We look to Him, as we are so very Blessed by Him to be a Witness for His Son, a light for Him, in these days…
God Bless!

Scott said...

There have been several occasions where the USGS was accuesed of not covering a quake - only to have it show up hours later on their sites. I just think sometimes the USGS is slower to put up their information - I have no idea why, just an observation I have made many times, as earthquake data started coming in.