Monday, May 31, 2021

Freedoms Lost....Decisively

Why Freedom Lost So Decisively to the Fear of Covid

On Memorial Day, we honor those who died in service to this country, presumably with a primary goal of protecting the freedom which once made the United States of America unique. This year, it is instructive to take a look at how those hard-earned freedoms fared when faced with the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.

Last year, The New York Times used Memorial Day to treat the 100,000 — the number is now officially over 600,000 — who had already died as if their deaths were somehow analogous to those who were killed in combat. Ironically, as the news media suddenly does a dramatic turn on the previously dismissed theory that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab, there may now actually be some credibility to looking at the death toll somewhat in that manner, but they have been completely uninterested in the subject of what this war against the virus has done to our basic freedoms.

As a philosophical libertarian, it has been shocking and horrifying to see just how easily and entirely, our government, enabled by the news media at nearly every turn, has been able to “suspend” much of our liberty, with almost no pushback from the general public. 

In the name of safety, we have seen various government entities, often via edicts from unelected health officers, determine which businesses can by open and how they can operate, our right to freely assemble and associate (unless the gathering is favoring an approved “woke” political cause) obliterated, our schools closed for over a year, and nearly universal forced mask usage — even outside — with real penalties for noncompliance.

I often get asked how it is that a country founded on the idea of freedom, where so many have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our sacred rights, could so quickly surrender so much of our liberty without even a real fight. Here are the “perfect storm” of factors which provide an answer to this critical question.

We Are Trained To Blindly Believe the “Experts”

In a panic, everyone desperately wants to believe that someone actually knows what the hell is going on. Most of us, thankfully, believe in the power of science, and, ironically, because most of us are horrible at basic math, this was a circumstance perfectly designed for lots of people to hand over all critical thinking to the “experts.” Since the news media was only allowing “experts” with one view to have a voice, it shouldn’t be a surprise that much of the public was convinced that this emergency warranted the interminable suspension of our basic rights.

The “If It Only Saves One Life…” Doctrine

For decades, conservative commentators have warned about the dangers of this premise, and it turned out we were more correct than we ever could have imagined. The basic principle of the entire pandemic response has been that collateral damage — even to a generation of children robbed of over a year of their lives — is irrelevant as long as there is the intent of “saving” at least a relatively small number of lives in the short run, even if there is little evidence that even that goal is actually achieved.

We Trusted That This Was Temporary

The most shocking development of the pandemic has been that what we were told would be “15 days to slow the spread/flatten the curve” turned into at least 15 months in most of the country, and there has been almost no legitimate blowback for that dastardly lie. I would LOVE to see a scientific poll which calculated the perceptions of our pandemic response among those who have read George Orwell’s iconic 1984, and those who have not. I would bet my house that the results would be profound.

We Became Invested In the Value of Our Sacrifice

It is a truism of life that it is far easier to dupe someone than to convince them that they have been duped. Counter-intuitively, this phenomenon is exaggerated when the person in question has been forced make great sacrifices due to being misled because they so badly want to believe this cost was not in vain.

Many in Power Have Benefited from This

When you think about the expansive coalition which has greatly benefited from the pandemic it is far easier to understand when there is no great political uprising against the damage we have done to our country’s essence. Business leaders and those with money in the stock and real estate markets have significantly profited, the news media has gotten plenty of drama, ratings and content, Democrats have won an election and effectively transformed the United States into a socialist country, many teachers just got fully paid for 15 months, during which they rarely worked full-time, parents who can work from home have been able to spend more time with their kids, people who love to live in fear, or envy those who used have better lives than they do, have never been happier.

Unsustainable Debt - Then What?

You Won’t Believe How Bankrupt The US Is Till You See This

 Bill Sardi with Matthew Sardi

There ought to be a law that the United States send to every citizen a copy of the US budget and actual spending by the Federal Government.  Fortunately, private enterprise does give us a picture of how well our country is doing financially. It’s the US Debt Clock.

It would behoove every American to learn how much money the federal government takes in and spends. The US budget is not what is actually spent.  This is revealed in US DEBT CLOCK data. And not all data presented at US DEBT CLOCK is accurate.  Official data regarding unemployment released by the Bureau of Labor Standards should be disregarded.  Unemployment is rampant and has serious repercussions on the funding of federal programs (Social Security/Medicare) that rely on FICA payroll deductions.

I’m sure most members of Congress don’t fully understand the dire financial predicament the country is in at the present time.  Neither does its citizenry.

Fortunately, via the internet and thanks to private enterprise, we have the opportunity to view our country’s financial status on a single printed page or web page. We direct you to the US Debt Clock.

The data in this report is for the fiscal year (not calendar year), tabulated on May 27, 2021.  The entire fiscal year runs from October 1 of the budget’s prior year through September 30 of the year being described.  For example: FY 2021 is between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.

The CLOCK provides running totals of collections and payments by the federal government in real time. It is graphically organized into green boxes that indicate INCOME/ASSETS and red boxes that indicate EXPENSES and future financial obligations (outlays).

We are going to hold your hand and take you through the US Debt Clock step by step. Here is what we learn from the US Debt Clock.

In the past ten years US federal tax revenues have jumped by a trillion dollars.

The United States has collected almost $3.5 trillion dollars so far, this fiscal year.  Tax receipts for the fiscal year are projected to be $3.86 trillion.  But it appears, at the current rate of tax collections, federal tax revenues will actually exceed $4 trillion.

President Trump’s proposed budget for 2021 was $4.8 trillionPresident Biden is pitching for a $6.1 trillion budget.  However, actual spending far exceeds even these outrageous target numbers, as you will learn below.  This is in a pandemic-stressed economy where trillions of borrowed dollars are being thrust into the economy.

Federal spending will surpass $7 trillion/in fiscal year 2021.  Last year 2020 there were $6.55 trillion of outlays.  This fiscal year outlays have already exceeded last year’s spending.

Obviously there is a big difference between what is budgeted and what is spent.  Budget projections for FY 2021 were $3.5 trillion in revenues, $5.8 trillion in outlays and a deficit of $2.3 trillion (Congressional Budget Office).

You might ask, if tax revenues exceed $4 trillion and actual spending exceeds $7 trillion, where does that extra $2+ trillion dollars come from to balance revenue with spending?

The US borrows some the difference and pays ~2% interest. It does this by offering IOUs in the form of US Treasury Notes.

The US’s penchant to grow its economy with borrowed money has led to the accumulated national debt of $28 trillion and counting.  Twenty-six percent (26%) of this debt, or $7.28 trillion, is intragovernmental debt that the US owes to itself.  So interest is being paid on about $21 trillion to holders of US Treasury Bills.

Out of this $28 trillion, ~$7 trillion is owed to foreign countries (See below).

Interest rates

The United States pays 2% interest on this $21+ trillion of debt, or about $400 billion so far this year (see below).

In addition to this current debt the US has future liabilities.  For example, the US owes $21+ trillion dollars for future Social Security and $32+ trillion in future Medicare payments.

The admission that some of the money for Social Security and Medicare now come out of the general fund indicates the trust funds for these programs are partially depleted.  Only the bi-weekly deductions from paychecks (FICA payments) repletes these trust funds.


The Coming Famine:


Last year, many experts were predicting severe global food shortages. In November 2020, the United Nations  World Food Programme (WFP) reported that 690 million people were undernourished and 130 million additional people risked being pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of the year. But these dire predictions were exacerbated even further by the pandemic. 

“Ironically, there will be record yields for many grains this year, but the disruptions in the supply chain caused by the pandemic as well as the global climate crisis and increasing conflict in several countries is leading to a hunger pandemic as well,” Danielle Nierenberg, President and Founder of Food Tank, told IPS.

Abby Maxman, Oxfam America’s President & CEO, gave a similar message in an interview with IPS .

“We’re hearing the same refrain all around the world,” Maxman said. “Families are very worried as they are forced to make impossible decisions – do they risk catching the disease as they go out to earn money to buy food? Or stay home and watch their children go hungry?”

One of the challenges facing the global food market is the closing of borders due to the pandemic. Other shortages threaten the intricate web of food delivery.  CNN recently reported that up to 25% of oil trucks are not moving because of a lack of qualified drivers which has translated into shortages of fuel at some gas stations. Modern agriculture is gasoline intensive, relying on heavy machinery.

These dire predictions were put in an even dimmer light by Gro Intelligence founder and chief executive Sara Menker who noted that previous calculations, such as the ones put out by the UN, focused on mass and weight and not nutritional value. According to her nutritional value-based calculations,next year, the year 2023, will be the crossover point when we will no longer be able to produce enough food to feed a growing population. She has estimated that by 2027, there could be a 214 trillion calorie deficit. At that point, China, India, and Africa will make up more than half of the global population and will need to import food. But according to her calculations, even if all the surplus produce from countries in Europe, North and South America was solely exported to those three hotspots, it would not suffice. 


Covid Cases In Delhi Crash After Mass Distribution Of Ivermectin

India has been suffering horrendously from COVID of late, and the complete death toll may never be known. But in the capital city of Delhi, mass distribution of ivermectin began and the results have been stunning.

 Stephen McIntyre of Climate Audit posted a Twitter thread that includes this remarkable graph:

Yet, most doctors in this country refuse to prescribe ivermectin, and most hospitals in this country refuse to administer it even to seriously ill COVID patients, citing the lack of double-blind studies – which are expensive and time consuming and which yield no big profits for anyone since ivermectin is a generic drug with no patent protection.

A Buffalo, NY woman had to sue in order to receive ivermectin therapy while hospitalized, forced to bear considerable legal fees. After a judge ordered that she receive it, she recovered and left the hospital.

In poorer countries, where vaccines are unavailable to too expensive for mass use, they have been forced to resort to ivermectin. This has had the effect of conducting a mass experiment (albeit not with the double-blind, randomized, controlled conditions that “gold standard” medical research requires. Maybe that will enable the ivermectin deniers to maintain their posture of self-righteousness.

Note that the emergency use authorization under which the experimental mRNA vaccines have been approved for mass use would not be given if there were an accepted effective alternative therapy. Billions of dollars flowing into the hands of vaccine makers would not have happened.

Disclaimer: Of course, I am not a medical doctor and am not qualified to offer medical advice. This post is only meant to provide information, and not to recommend any medical treatment to any readers.

To comment, you can find the MeWe post for this article here.

Hamas: 10,000 Suicide Bombers Inside Israel Ready To Protect Temple Mount


Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, threatened even more violence than was seen in the recent conflict should Israel continue to “violate al Aqsa (the site of the Jewish Temples in Jerusalem).”

“What has happened is but a drill for what will come if Israel violates the Al-Aqsa Mosque,”  Sinwar said in an address to his people on Wednesday. “The occupation (Israel) must know — Al-Aqsa has men who will defend it.”

He claimed there are “10,000 suicide bombers in Israel” willing to respond to any Israeli “violations.”

Sinwar also discussed his hopes for the future and his relations with Israel.

“The greatest gift Israel can give me is to assassinate me,” he said. “I prefer to die a martyr from an F-16 than to die of coronavirus or [another] disease.”

In an interview with AP, Sinwar said that the IDF succeeded in killing 80 terrorists; 57 from Hamas, 22 from Islamic Jihad, and one from the Popular Resistance Committees.

In a separate speech Wednesday, Sinwar vowed not to touch “a single cent” of international aid to rebuild Gaza. Sinwar promised a “transparent and impartial” distribution of aid.

Sinwar’s statement is highly suspect. Just this week, Hamas released a video showing the al-Qassam Brigades(Hamas’ military wing) digging up water pipes in Gaza and using them to manufacture rockets to be fired at Israeli cities.

Hamas is the duly-elected ruling body in Gaza but appropriates most of the humanitarian foreign aid for terrorism. Despite the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Hamas allocates 55% of its budget to fund its military needs and its share in the rehabilitation of Gaza is less than 5% of the total investment. Hamas imposes heavy taxes on all goods, including those purchased with foreign aid money. In 2009, the UN was forced to stop aid shipments to Gaza after it was discovered that Hamas had been seizing hundreds of tons of food and other aid. In one such incident, Hamas stole 200 tons of rice and 100 tons of flour, while in another, 3,500 blankets and over 400 food packages were taken at gunpoint from a distribution center

Evil Times:

The Days Are Evil
Daymond Duck

Concerning life during evil times, Paul said, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16-17).

Do not let the corruption of this world distract you, be thoughtful, walk wisely, walk in the will of God, and use the time you have left to serve Him.

Here are some reasons to believe the days are evil.

ONE, concerning Israel’s recent war with Hamas and the Palestine Islamic Jihad, here are a few things that caught my attention:

– On May 17, 2021, Turkey’s Pres. Erdogan called upon the UN, the UN Security Council, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and other international groups to wrestle Jerusalem away from Israel and to establish a commission of Muslims, Christians and Jews to administer the city.

– On May 18, 2021, Israel shot down and recovered pieces of an armed Iranian drone that was launched from Syria or Iraq and entered Israeli air space from Jordan.

– On May 19, 2021, Pres. Biden pushed Prime Min. Netanyahu to move toward a ceasefire with Hamas. Netanyahu said he is determined to continue until he has achieved quiet and security (peace and safety) for the citizens of Israel. Netanyahu said, “The possible responses to Hamas are to either conquer Gaza or deter them.”

TWO, Since the rocket bombardments stopped, Biden said he will give Gaza $338 million, Pres. el-Sisi of Egypt said he will give $500 million to rebuild Gaza, and Qatar pledged $360 million (almost $1.2 billion so far).

Why shouldn’t Hamas go to war if world leaders reward them like that?

Of course, some always say the money helps the Palestinian people.

In my neck of the woods, people call that “Hog Wash” (blarney, a lie, nonsense, stupidity, etc.).

Past history shows that most of the money given to help the Palestinians always seems to wind up in the hands of terrorists, and most of it is used not to help the Palestinians but to finance future terrorist attacks on Israel.

THREE, concerning the Great Reset, on May 19, 2021, LifeSiteNews posted an Apr. 9, 2021, interview with retired Roman Catholic Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

In my words, Vigano said:

– The Great Reset is an elitist effort to impose a series of changes on the masses because it would be difficult to get the changes approved if the masses are given a choice.
– The changes are intended to prepare for the reign of the Antichrist.
– The elite are hiding their true intent (deceiving the masses) under the guise of creating a better world, protecting the environment, freedom, equality, etc.
– The principles they espouse reveals a hatred for religion, especially Christianity and Jesus.
– Their idea of freedom is rebellion against God and the Word of God.
– Their idea of equality is to place everyone on the same level, and that is the lowest level of society today.
– Man is made in the image of God with the freedom to choose to obey or not obey God, but the globalists intend to remake man in an image they prefer and force man to obey them.
– Good and evil will not be defined by the Bible; it will be defined by them.
– The Great Reset is not just setting the stage for the rise of Antichrist; it is also setting the stage for their godless world religion.
– Covid is a tool the globalists have been using to justify restrictions on the natural freedoms and rights of the masses.

FOUR, concerning the tracking of all buying and selling, on May 24, 2021, it was reported that the Federal Reserve expects a money system similar to a digital dollar to be ready for use by the general public in two years.

FIVE, concerning a falling away from the faith in the U.S., on May 20, 2021, it was reported that an Arizona Univ. Cultural Research Center found that 43% of Millennials (18-36) and 31% of Gen Xers (37-54) do not know or care whether God exists.

Only 40% of those that are 55 or older are believed to be born again.

Concerning this, Dr. George Barna said, “The influence of the Christian church has diminished while the influence of arts, entertainment, and news media has exploded.”

In conclusion, walk wisely, the days are evil, and you should not want to be embarrassed when Jesus returns.

SIX, concerning election fraud, on May 25, 2021, it was reported that radio host John Fredericks said Judge Amero could decertify the Georgia election if it is found that votes were counted twice.

If Fredericks is right, the struggle to get this fraud to the U.S. Supreme Court could tear this nation apart.

Germany: Judge Declares Mask Mandates Illegal And Harmful To Children

German Judge Declares Mask Mandates Illegal And Harmful To Children

As reported in The Epoch Times recently, the Oklahoma Legislature recently passed a Bill banning mask mandates in schools. In Germany, mask mandates in schools have also been under the microscope, in particular in an extraordinary judgment given last month.

On April 8, the Weimar District Court banned two schools in that district from enforcing mask mandates, social distancing requirements, and rapid COVID-19 testing on their students. The court also ordered the schools to no longer conduct distance learning.

The decision followed a legal action by the mother of two students, aged 8 and 14 respectively, at one of the schools, who argued that such measures were causing physical, psychological, and pedagogical harm to her children, as well as constituting an infringement of her children and parental rights under German and international law.

The judge, Christian Dettmar, upheld this argument (pdf), noting that mask mandates and social distancing requirements for children, were not only causing the harm mentioned above, but were in direct violation of Articles 2 and 6 of the German Constitution, which guarantee the rights to freedom of individual development, education, and parental assistance.

Accordingly, the judge held that the anti-COVID measures deployed were not proportional to the threat posed. This was in accordance with proportionality principles enshrined in Articles 20 and 28 of the German Constitution.

The court also referred to an October 2020 WHO Bulletin which featured a study by renowned medical science expert John Ioannidis, who found the death rate for coronavirus was 0.23 percent, the equivalent of a moderate influenza epidemic.

In examining expert medical, scientific (including biological) and psychological evidence, the judge found the use of masks and social distancing had no effect whatsoever on reducing infection, and cast serious doubt on the ability of asymptomatic persons—particularly children—to spread the virus. This was the first time evidence was presented to a German court regarding the scientific reasonableness and necessity of the prescribed anti-virus measures.

Judge Dettmar found that the anti-virus measures posed a danger to the mental, physical or psychological well-being of the children to such an extent that significant harm could be foreseen with a high degree of certainty. He wrote:

The children are not only endangered in their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being by the obligation to wear face masks during school hours and to keep their distance from each other and from other persons, but, in addition, they are already being harmed. At the same time, this violates numerous rights of the children and their parents under the law, the constitution, and international conventions.

Powerful 6.1 Quake Hits Alaska

Powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska, shaking homes and knocking items off shelves across 2,000 miles

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.1 has struck Alaska.

The quake was at a depth of 36.2 miles and occurred about 100 miles north Anchorage, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

It struck at around 10.59pm local time on Sunday, and was felt widely throughout the Alaskan interior, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. 

Residents from Homer to Fairbanks reported feeling the tremors - comprising an area of nearly 2,000 square miles. 

There were no immediate reports of damage.  

According to reports, the earthquake was felt from Homer to Fairbanks, and was felt especially strongly the Mat-Su and Anchorage areas. 

No tsunami warning was issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center as of 23.43pm local time on Sunday.

The USGS initially reported the preliminary magnitude as 6.0 and revised it up to 6.1 after review. 

Separately, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) and the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) also pegged the trembler's magnitude at 6.1. 

Polish Immigrant Who Escaped Communism Arrested, Jailed In Michigan For Refusing To Shut Down Restaurant

Polish Immigrant Who Escaped Communism Is Followed By Undercover Police, Arrested, Jailed For Refusing To Shut Down MI Restaurant [VIDEO]

On March 19, MI State Police arrested a Polish immigrant who escaped communism and moved to the United States to find freedom. Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, the owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, MI, was arrested in front of her residence and taken to the Ingham County Jail for refusing to shut down her restaurant.

Marlena tells 100 Percent Fed Up co-founder Patty McMurray and Michigan Republican activist Matt Seely her harrowing story that sounds like a chapter out of a book written about Communist Russia.

In a state-managed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a tyrannical Democrat whose Attorney General Dana Nessel is a far-left activist, Pavlos-Hackney didn’t stand a chance.

Last week, a photo was released of MI Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defying her own rules related to wearing a mask and social distancing in restaurants and bars.

After she was caught, Whitmer released a statement of apology. But what about the thousands of people who no longer have jobs or businesses in her state because of her unconstitutional lockdowns? What about restaurant owners like Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, who were forced to spend time in jail and/or were fined for not complying with the same orders she doesn’t even follow herself? Shouldn’t they get a refund if the governor can’t even follow her own guidelines?

It didn’t take long for Democrat Gov. Whitmer and MI AG Dana Nessel to turn Marlena’s dream of becoming a free American citizen into a real-life nightmare.

Watch the brave Polish immigrant Marlena Pavlos-Hackney tell her incredible story here:

Terry James: The UFO Set-Up (Why Now?)

The UFO Set-Up

Terry James

My friend, the late Dr. Chuck Missler, once wrote a book with the title Alien Encounters. He asked Douglas James Mahr to write the foreword for it. Mahr was author of the 1985 release, Voyage to the New World, an immensely popular book at the time that went a long way toward making New-Age thinking mainstream in the entertainment community.

Mahr tells that he was once totally immersed within the New Age movement. He became close friends with actress Shirley McClain and helped her while she worked on the 1988 TV film Out on a Limb.

It was the story of Ms. McClain’s coming to embrace the New Age movement and become the movement’s chief Hollywood proponent.

Mahr, by the time of the publication of Missler’s Alien Encounters in 1997, had apparently become a believer in Christ. He wrote the following as part of the foreword for that book:

It’s all about the war. An invisible war. A cosmic contest which may, indeed, engulf the planet Earth in ways that very few have any capacity to anticipate. Anyone who has been watching the news, or has been profiling the entertainment media, realizes that our society is increasingly being con­fronted with the “invisible” world—and what was once the domain of science fiction and the lunatic fringe, has now become the preoccupation of serious scientific investigations and has also become a major centroid of policy within the clas­sified government community…

There is a cosmic deception being orchestrated and you are one of its targets…

Mahr was seemingly prescient in his declaration. We are witnessing almost precisely the reality wrapped up in his words: “It’s all about the war. An invisible war. A cosmic contest which may, indeed, engulf the planet Earth in ways that very few have any capacity to anticipate.”

There is to be coming soon a release of reports that have been kept from the public for decades. The following excerpt explains.

There are reasons to be skeptical. After decades of stonewalling on the issue, suddenly American military chiefs appear to be giving credence to claims of UFOs invading Earth.

Clips purporting to show extraordinary flying technology have been “confirmed” by the Pentagon as authentic. The Pentagon move is unprecedented.

The videos of the Unidentified Flying Objects were taken by U.S. air force flight crews or by naval surveillance and subsequently “leaked” to the public. The question is: were the “leaks” authorized by Pentagon spooks to stoke the public imagination of visitors from space? The Pentagon doesn’t actually say what it believes the UFOs are, only that the videos are “authentic”.

A Senate intelligence committee is to receive a report from the Department of Defense’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force next month. That has also raised public interest in the possibility of alien life breaching our skies equipped with physics-defying technology far superior to existing supersonic jets and surveillance systems…

Quakes And Volcanos Increasing:

More Than 1,000 Earthquakes In The Past Week – Is California Gearing Up For The “Big One”?

Have you noticed that there has been a whole lot of shaking going on around the world lately?  A major volcanic eruption in Congo made headlines all over the globe, China was just hit by a couple of very large earthquakes, and Mt. Etna in Italy erupted four times in a six day stretch this month.  But to me, one of the most alarming developments has been the extended sequence of earthquakes that has been rattling Lake Tahoe over the past several weeks

Multiple earthquakes rattled the Lake Tahoe region on Friday, the latest in a sequence that began in late April.

“This summer I have felt two of the strongest I’ve ever felt,” said Lynn Thompson, who was among those shaken by the most recent series of earthquakes near her Tahoe home. “We’re rocking and rolling up here.”

On Friday, Lake Tahoe was hit by a magnitude 4.2 earthquake, and one expert is warning that the odds of a major quake have “gotten much higher over the last two months” because of all the shaking that has been happening…

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook the middle of Lake Tahoe, and surrounding areas, Friday morning.

That’s a big deal. Friday’s event could lead to bigger issues down the road.

“The odds (of a major disaster) are still low but they’ve gotten much higher over the last two months because of these sequences,” said UNR’s Director of the Nevada Seismological Lab, Graham Kent, said.

But we are being told that the region is “more than a thousand years overdue” for a major event…

Tahoe sits on major fault lines more than a thousand years overdue to rupture, but he says his concern will come when the magnitude hits above 5.

“The bigger the foreshock, the more likely it is to trigger one overdue,” Kent said.

According to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center, there have been more than 1,000 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the past week.

The good news is that most of the earthquakes are so small that local residents cannot even feel them, but that doesn’t mean that danger isn’t potentially looming.

At some point, the “Big One” will finally strike, and the geography of the California coastline will be changed on a permanent basis.

Needless to say, lately we have been witnessing unusual shaking elsewhere around the globe as well.  Earlier this month, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in China was followed just hours later by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck south-central China near Dali on May 21, 2021 at 9:48 pm local time (May 21 at 13:48 UTC) followed by a magnitude 7.3 on May 22 at 2:04 am local time (May 21 at 18:04 UTC). Seismic instruments indicate both earthquakes originated at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

The M6.1 earthquake struck about 17 miles (28 km) northwest of the densely populated city of Dali. Perceived shaking for this quake was severe.

The M7.3 earthquake struck about 620 miles (1000 km) to the north-northeast in the Southern Qinghai region of central China ~250 miles (400 km) southeast of Xining. Perceived shaking for this quake was also severe.

The reason why these quakes were so noteworthy is because China is not normally known for large seismic events.  It doesn’t sit along the “Ring of Fire”, and it hardly ever makes headlines of this nature.

It was also a huge surprise to see an enormous volcanic eruption happen in central Africa this month.  When Mount Nyiragongo first erupted, it instantly made headlines all over the planet, and the region hasn’t stopped shaking since then

A further 92 earthquakes and tremors have been recorded in the past 24 hours around the Mount Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local government official told CNN on Sunday.

The 11,500-foot-high volcano first erupted last Saturday, killing at least 31 people. Since then, the area has experienced a series of earthquakes and tremors, some felt as far away as the Rwandan capital of Kigali, 65 miles from the volcano in the Virunga National Park.

According to Volcano Discovery, a total of 26 volcanoes around the world are erupting right now.

This list includes Mt. Etna, which has become exceptionally active in recent days.

In fact, it is being reported that in one recent six day stretch, Mt. Etna violently erupted a total of four times

The highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, has erupted for the fourth time in six days.

The latest eruption in the southeast crater marks the 25th lava-fountaining episode this year.

According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, “[Mount Etna] has been characterised by paroxysms: short, violent bursts of activity.”

Despite the fact that we have seen so much volcanic activity and so many large earthquakes in 2021, many experts are working very hard to assure us that all of this is “normal” and that we don’t have anything to be concerned about.

It certainly would be nice if they were correct.

Unfortunately, as time goes by it is becoming quite clear that our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and many believe that all of this instability has very alarming implications for our future.