Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Daily Headlines:

Once again, we see multiple, significant earthquakes around the world, including a 6.0 off the coast of Oregon:

A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck on Tuesday roughly 160 miles off the coast of Oregon, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 7:31 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles in the Pacific Ocean 159 miles west of Coos Bay, Oregon. It was felt as far away as San Francisco, California, according to the USGS.

USGSNear The East Coast Of Honshu, JapanFeb 15 06:28 AM4.950.9MAPI Felt It
EMSCNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanFeb 15 06:28 AM5.051.0MAPI Felt It
GEOFONNear East Coast Of Honshu, JapanFeb 15 06:28 AM5.110.0MAPI Felt It
GEOFONJujuy Province, ArgentinaFeb 15 05:53 AM5.1174.0MAPI Felt It
GEOFONOff Coast Of OregonFeb 15 03:31 AM5.710.0MAPI Felt It
EMSCOff Coast Of OregonFeb 15 03:31 AM6.030.0MAPI Felt It
USGSOff The Coast Of OregonFeb 15 03:31 AM5.912.0MAPI Felt It
USGSOff The Coast Of OregonFeb 15 03:31 AM6.010.0MAPI Felt It
GEOFONFiji Islands RegionFeb 15 01:49 AM5.0341.0MAPI Felt It
USGSFiji RegionFeb 15 01:49 AM5.2316.5MAPI Felt It
EMSCFiji RegionFeb 15 01:49 AM5.3316.0MAPI Felt It

Scientists have issued a dire warning that the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is at risk of a massive new earthquake.

Research using data from more than 6,000 recent tremors has found that last March's disaster has reactivated a seismic fault practically beneath the power station.

Now scientists are telling Japanese authorities to urgently shore up the damaged reactor in expectation of more massive 'quakes.

'Given that a large earthquake occurred in Iwaki not long ago, we think it is possible for a similarly strong earthquake to happen in Fukushima.'

The April 11, 2011, magnitude 7 Iwaki earthquake was the strongest aftershock of the 11 March earthquake with an inland epicentre.

On the heels of massive proposed defense budget cuts we see this article below. We are in the process of disarming America:

The Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons, The Associated Press has learned.

Even the most modest option now under consideration would be an historic and politically bold disarmament step in a presidential election year, although the plan is in line with President Barack Obama's 2009 pledge to pursue the elimination of nuclear weapons.

A level of 300 deployed strategic nuclear weapons would take the U.S. back to levels not seen since 1950 when the nation was ramping up production in an arms race with the Soviet Union.

Obama has often cited his desire to seek lower levels of nuclear weapons, but specific options for a further round of cuts had been kept under wraps until the AP learned of the three options now on the table.

There is sadly no shortage of Palestinian Arabs with an ingrained nationalistic motivation to harm and kill Israeli Jews. But for many others, there is another compelling reason to engage in terrorism: a steady salary.

An Israeli court this week charged two Gaza men with terrorist activity after they admitted to plotting to kill Israeli soldiers so they could collect a healthy Palestinian Authority salary while sitting in Israeli jails.

Salam Alsufi and Ra'ami Tayima knew that by joining Hamas they would get into the kind of trouble that would land them up in an Israeli jail. And that's just what they wanted, since the Palestinian Authority pays jailed Palestinian terrorists between 3,200 and 10,000 shekels (about $865-$2,700) per month, far more than Palestinian civil servants earn. Additionally, the families of jailed Palestinian terrorists receive tax breaks and free education.

Iran announced Wednesday it placed its first homemade nuclear fuel rods in a reactor, but it may not be ableconvert them into fuel.

Tehran issued a statement on its official Iranian Student News Agencyto announce what it said is a ”giant step” in its nuclear program.

The “research reactor” is located in Tehran.

The use of homemade nuclear fuel roads, which Iran last month since were successfully tested, in a move to overcome international sanctions aimed at preventing or slowing down further development in its unsupervised nuclear program.

Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces wants to send a strong message to Washington not to interfere in its internal affairs and has taken to court 43 non-governmental organization workers, 16 of whom are Americans. One of the Americans is the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

As a result, the U.S. Congress is threatening to cut off some $1.5 billion in annual foreign assistance, with $1.3 billion of that amount going to the military. The SCAF’s action, analysts say, is designed to show the United States the limits in dictating how Egypt manages its transition to democracy.
In recent parliamentary elections, the Islamist groups Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists won a majority of the seats. Presidential elections are scheduled for June.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Iran is destabilizing the world and urged the international community to condemn its terror acts against Israeli targets.

The prime minister's comments come a day after a botched terror attack in Thailand, which Israeli officials believe was meant to target Israel's ambassador in Bangkok. The bombing followed an attack on Israel's embassy in New Delhi and an attempted attack on Israeli diplomats in Tbilisi.

"Iran's terror operations are now exposed for all to see," Netanyahu said during a Knesset plenum on Wednesday. "Iran is undermining the world's stability and harms innocent diplomats. World countries must condemn Iran's terror acts and draw a red line."

The “shadow war” between Israel and Iran is escalating, Middle East analysts say, as a wave of terrorist incidents in far-flung corners of world unsettles U.S. officials.

U.S. officials have condemned this week’s attacks but stopped short of openly endorsing assertions by Israeli leaders, who have blamed the incidents in India, Georgia and Thailand on Iran, and specifically the Iranian-supported Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

But the specter of a growing proxy war ratchets up an already tense standoff about Iran’s nuclear program. Western leaders have grown increasingly dismissive toward Iranian claims that the program is peaceful, and several world powers have joined in economic sanctions against Iran.

There is an audio clip making the rounds (scroll down to listen) of pro-Israel blogs, purporting to reveal a University of Pennsylvania professor apparently suggesting that fellow teachers insert a boycott Israel message into their courses, even in courses not connected to Middle East politics.

The audio clip was taped at the National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Conference earlier this month at the University of Pennsylvania about which The Blaze reported.

In a breakout session of the “Academic Boycott of Israel” initiative, Amy Kaplan, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania spoke about how teachers can most effectively demonize Israel in every classroom as well as the “positive aspects” of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Here we have a professor at an Ivy League university explicitly calling on like-minded educators to shoehorn hate of Israel into every one of their classes.

For these academics, college is not about teaching but it is merely a platform for them to spout their political views at their captive audience.


Anonymous said...

Scott, can you please read this article: A Warning Sign For The World

Anonymous said...

Hi, I need some help with helping much of my family member to understand the 666 meaning. If you guys get a chance, could you please read this article by Jehovah's Witnesses explaining the mark of the beast. (they are Jehovah's Witnesses)

What can I say to them to help them understand? They believe whatever they are told by the Watch Tower organization, and if I could just keep planting seeds maybe their eyes will be open. This is a huge topic we talk about recently and I just don't know how to get them to understand this is a "person".
Thank you guys .

Mrs.C said...

Its not only Caliland that needs to be concerned about the "big one" on the San Andreas. Further North,off the coast of Oregon, was the largest earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone...Been keeping an eye on this area, as it has been active in recent weeks...

Cascadia: The West Coast Fault Line That Is "Nine Months Pregnant"

Anonymous said...



Could be worse....but I noticed that Gold and Silver mining stocks
CONTINUE their selloff.

and the Euro, down AGAIN on high
volume...really ??

Look out for that one ....

Stocks appear to be rounding over
into SELL mode. Dow Transports
are looking VERY WEAK here.

It appears that with ANY MOVE
under 12,500 on the DOW and this
could turn into wave (3) of a
huge be subdivided
into 5 minor waves of course.

Last nite, a rally attempt toward
13,000 failed. AAPL huge downside
reversal on HUGE volume.

I am starting to believe that
the ME could lite up with any
FURTHER stock selling.

Stay tuned.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>

Dutch Treat said...

Anon, I'm sure others can answer your question much better than I; So I'll leave it to them. I understand it to be the Mark of the Beast system which will be implemented during the Tribulation where you cannot buy or sell without this mark on your hand or forehead; but I will say this: I was recently browsing through my dad's WW-II memoirs. As some of you might know, he and my mom spent 5 years under Nazi occupation in Holland. So I will quote directly from it: "In order to get better control of the Dutch population, the Germans in May 1941 decreed that every Dutch person had to have a PERSOONBEWEIS (Personal ID Card).The card had your data, photo, and fingerprints on and had to be carried at all times. The Jews also received a big letter J for Jood (Jew) on theirs. Also at that time food and household items were becoming scarce as more and more of our production was shipped without pay to Germany. Rationing, coupons, and permits were becoming a great part of our lives; and without your ID Card one could not get his coupons and rations. The big problem was that many Dutch people who were on the Wanted List and were living underground were not able to get such an ID and therefore were unable to obtain ration cards. The Underground Movement became better organized and helped people to dive and many Dutch boys had to live elsewhere or run the chance to be picked up and get sent to Germany. The Commandos of the Underground conducted raids and burglaries of the Dutch government offices which handled the ID and ration distribution and obtained those documents for the so-called Divers". Of course today we are so much further advanced technologically; but the concept behind the Mark of the Beast System is really nothing new.

Anonymous said...

thank you Dutch! Thanks for sharing that with me.

Scott said...

Anon- I'm unsure of the question being asked. There is only one place that we see a direct reference to 666, Rev 13:18...There are many discussions as to what the meaning of that may be, but I am far from being an expert on these nuances. Is there a specific question?

WVBORN56 said...

Dutch thanks for sharing from your Dad's memoirs...I love history and that was pretty amazing that you have your family's personal history to pass down.

Dutch Treat said...

Thanks Anon, WV. A number of prophetic signs came out of WW-II. What my folks went through will be a taste of what the tribulation will be like; and if you read the Left Behind series, you'll know what I mean. My dad literally had to live in a hole in the ground for a while to avoid being shipped to a German labor camp. So if anyone reading this has not accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, I would urgw you to do so before the Rapture. It will be far better to view these events from the Upper Balcony rather than the front row. Of course the most Prophetic sign that came out of WW-II was the rebirth of Israel.

Scott said...


The sad thing is - the vast majority of people have absolutely no idea that this scenario will happen again.