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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hamas-Ruled Gaza Prepares for Next War Against Israel

Prophecy Sign:  The coming prophetic Middle-East Wars - Psalm 83

Here is what the enemies of Israel are saying and doing these days:

See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. "Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel's name is remembered no more." Psalm 83:2-4 NIV

Here is Almighty God's response to those enemies on behalf of his chosen nation, Israel:  

Because you have said, “These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession of them,” even though I the Lord was there,  therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I will treat you in accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make myself known among them when I judge you. Ezekiel 35:10-11 NIV

Gaza will be abandoned and Ashkelon left in ruins. At midday Ashdod will be emptied and Ekron uprooted. Woe to you who live by the sea, you Kerethite people; the word of the Lord is against you, Canaan, land of the Philistines. He says, “I will destroy you, and none will be left.” Zephania 2:4-6 NIV

Who do you think wins?? God.....and we'd put money on that.  Oh and by the way, could someone please inform the European Union Court that they are as about as dense as a boulder and as dumb as a post when it comes to the events in the Middle-East?, (article below).

Hamas-Ruled Gaza Prepares for Next War Against Israel
In Gaza, there is no serious reconstruction and certainly no disarmament. Instead, the Hamas-ruled enclave is gearing up for its next war against Israel. Three months after Operation Protective Edge, nothing has changed in Gaza. The Palestinian media has been full of reports about how the people in Gaza continue to suffer and how Hamas does nothing to help, preferring instead to invest its time and money in new rockets and terror tunnels.
Earlier this week, Hamas forces proudly marched through Gaza City with large missiles and aerial drones, a clear message that the group intends to strike Israel even harder next time, even to the detriment of its own population.

Hamas marks 27 years with vow: 'The Zionist entity will disappear'
The Hamas show of strength also featured speeches against Israel and the Palestinian Authority by senior officials. "After 27 years, Hamas is here and Hamas is stronger than ever. We have missiles and airplanes and we have the ability to invade the enemy by sea, by land, and by air," said Hamas official Khalil al-Haya. "Anyone who things that Israel is here to stay is mistaken. All of occupied Palestinian will be freed, and the Zionist entity will disappear," al-Haya said. Senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Zahar called on PA President Mahmoud Abbas to stop coordinating with Israel on security matters, and said that security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian systems was "a knife in the back."

Abbas's Religious Adviser Promises Israel Will Disappear
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's adviser on Religious and Islamic Affairs assured in his televised weekly sermon last Friday that Israel will be destroyed, and that military options are being considered to make that happen. The comments made by Mahmoud Al-Habash, who also serves as PA Supreme Sharia (Islamic law) Judge, on the official PA TV channel were translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). "All of this land will return to us, all our occupied land, all our rights in Palestine - our state, our people's heritage, our ancestors' legacy - all of it will return to us even if it takes time," said Al-Habash, indicating that Israel will disappear given the PA's claims to all of Israel. "Patience is the key to victory, and we are patient. In terms of resistance, all options are on the table, and in terms of diplomacy as well."

EU court says Hamas should be removed from terror blacklist
Hamas should be removed from the European Union's terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include it was based merely on media and internet reports. However, the General Court of the European Union, the bloc's second highest tribunal, said EU member states could maintain their freeze on Hamas's assets for three months to give time for further review or to appeal the ruling.

Injectable 3D Vaccines With Programmable Particles Anticipated for Future Epidemics

Prophecy Sign:  The future "Mark of the Beast" 

The new thing for scientists to play with and manipulate is human genetics.  All in the name of making us stronger, faster, smarter and healthier with greatly enhanced lifespans.  Some might call this the transition of humanity to Humanity 2.0.  Toss in a little spike of alien DNA, (perhaps from the Antichrist?), and you will have a brand new genetic spices of human hybrids who will no longer be the creation and image of God, but something so detestable that they become unredeemable to God and will be summarily tossed into an eternity separated from God.

Hence the warning for the denizens of earth during the time of the Tribulation to NOT TAKE the Antichrists mark of identification.

A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. Revelation 14:9-10 NIV

Injectable 3D Vaccines With Programmable Particles Anticipated for Future Epidemics
In recent years, vaccines have meshed with the world of nanobot medicine. Particles the size of nanometers - approximately 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. They are programmable, spontaneously assembling and can permeate every area of the body, including a placenta. Previously, Brandon Turbeville reported on Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation work with developing "on demand" nano vaccines using genetically engineered proteins. That's one thing - now it's possible to produce the effect of nano medicine with larger objects. That is, a non-surgical, injectable and spontaneously assembling structure. Enter: a constant 3-D vaccine in the form of a lump of particles injected below the skin. One that would manipulate cells, as well as release biological and chemical drug components.

CRISPR Opportunities ... For What? And for Whom?
Money and deals are flowing into companies that promise to edit genes. Human, animal, plant, all kinds of DNA may be on the cutting board. And once the replacements are pasted in, the results could dramatically change our lives -- for better or for worse. In the meantime, scientists and lawyers and venture capitalists are jockeying for position to see which companies will come out on top. The rest of us should pay attention; it's our world they are looking to remake. This burgeoning industry is founded on CRISPR technology, which promises to enable the precise editing of genomes. CRISPR/Cas9 stands for "clustered, regularly interspaced, short palindromic repeat" and an associated protein (not always mentioned).

Deadly Fukushima radiation up 50,000% as elevated radiation levels seen across North America

Prophecy Sign:  Environmental devastation

Remember that little nuclear incident of a couple year back over there in Japan?  Well, it's not over yet, with parts of North America seeing huge spikes in radiation levels, (although according to experts it has absolutely nothing to do with Fukushima so go quite paying attention to sites like this one).  Sometime in the near future an event will occur which will poison upwards to a third of the waters of the earth, (nuclear fallout??), making those waters undrinkable.  Wonder what the experts will blame at that time.

The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. Revelation 8:11 NIV

Deadly Fukushima radiation up 50,000% as elevated radiation levels seen across North America
Beta radiation levels are off the charts at monitoring sites all across North America, according to new reports. But experts are blaming these radiation spikes on practically everything except for Fukushima. Data gathered from tracking units in California, Arizona, Illinois and elsewhere reveal radiation levels up to 50,000 percent higher than what was observed at the same time last year, and in some cases compared to levels seen this past summer. EnviroReporter.com says the impacted sites are scattered throughout the country and aren't just confined to the West Coast. Readings taken near Los Angeles; Chicago; Montgomery, Alabama; and Madison, Wisconsin, reveal total beta counts per minute (CPM) greatly exceeding the 1,000 CPM threshold considered by the government to be problematic. 

Russian Bear Back: Is NATO Ready?

Prophecy Sign:  The rise of the Land of Magog, (Russia)

Well congratulation Western Nations;  You may have just backed a very angry bear into a corner and left him no room to maneuver.  His only response may now be to viciously lash out in attack. Of course we are talking about Russian President, Vladimir Putin and the collapsing Russian economy which has been precipitated by Western sanctions and the deliberate move to sink oil prices.  If your were looking for a war, you may have just found one, and unleashed Gog on an unsuspecting world.

The word of the Lord came to me:  “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him  and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal.  Ezekiel 38:1-3 NIV

Russian Bear Back: Is NATO Ready?
A famous 1984 Ronald Reagan presidential campaign commercial warned voters that "there is a bear in the woods." It was a reminder that the Soviet Union was a dangerous adversary and that America needed a strong military to oppose the Russian "bear." In 2014, there is a bear in the woods again. But this time, NATO and Western Europe seem unprepared. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Western Europe began to disarm. Now, it's scrambling to rearm. When a suspected Russian sub was found lurking in Swedish waters in October, Sweden, a NATO "partner," was unable to find it, perhaps because it scrapped its anti-submarine helicopters. One article claims Sweden's military is the weakest it's been since the 1500s.

Ready-To-Fire Nuclear Missiles, Putin Cold War Rhetoric Must Be Addressed to Prevent World War 3 – Reports
The world is frightfully a heartbeat away from a dreadful nuclear showdown between Russia and the United States, which is a scenario increasingly posed by the existence of ready-to-launch nuclear missiles. And the likelihood that World War III could break out anytime is further heightened by the grim tone that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been sounding off lately. Putin, according to a former NATO head, is practically rattling "his nuclear sword."

Combat readiness snap check held in Russia's westernmost Kaliningrad region

Russia has just lost the economic war with the west
Even so, Russia looks vulnerable. It has reached the end of the road with interest rate increases and has only two options: to allow the rouble to find its own level, in the hope that declining oil prices will prove temporary or to introduce capital controls. These are seen very much as a last resort by Moscow, but may prove necessary if the rouble rout continues. The phrase “perfect storm” is over-used, but the combination of a collapsing currency, a collapsing economy and punitive interest rates make it apposite. The question now is how Putin responds. If he softens his line over Ukraine, the west’s gamble will have paid off and it will be mission accomplished. But there are hardliners in Moscow who will argue that the response to the crisis should be a siege economy and the ratcheting up of military pressure on Ukraine. If economic agony makes a wounded Russian bear more belligerent, it will prove a hollow victory.

Obama to sign sanctions bill as Russian economy nears 'brink of crisis'
The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would sign a bill allowing additional sanctions against Moscow, as officials warned that Russia’s economy is on the “brink of crisis.” “If I were chairman of President Putin’s council of economic advisers, I would be extremely concerned,” Jason Furman, who holds that position in the Obama administration, told reporters at the White House. The new sanctions legislation comes as the value of Russia’s currency, the ruble, has collapsed in recent weeks alongside a dramatic fall in the price of oil, Russia’s top export.

Beware: Putin, the wounded animal
There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal. Vladimir Putin is wounded — and he's not known for holding back. His entire adventure in Ukraine this year is example of just how destructive and unpredictable Putin can be, and that all happened when oil was still trading at $100 a barrel.
For all we know, Putin has already done a lot of the following things, but here's just a partial list:
1. Launch another attack on Ukraine or another neighboring nation
2. Cut off energy supplies to the rest of Europe
3. Launch an all-out cyber war on Western and U.S. companies and government agencies
4. Nationalize foreign-owned or -controlled businesses inside Russia
The question is: do the White House and NATO realize the situation? Does Wall Street?
Just imagine what he'll do now that he's been poked with a very sharp stick.

White House: ruble plunge has Russia between 'rock and hard place'

Pentagon confirms military buildup along Russian borders for ‘peace and stability’
The Pentagon has confirmed the military buildup along Russia’s borders to ensure long-term “peace and stability” in the region. Earlier Moscow accused NATO of a sharp increase in air activity and intelligence flights in the border zone. Replying to RIA Novosti’s query on the increased number of NATO flights around Russia's borders, a Pentagon representative told the news agency that the military presence of the alliance has increased, but all operations are carried out under utmost“transparency.” The current efforts of the US European Command, the Pentagon official said, are in line with Operation Atlantic Resolve and demonstrate American “commitment to the collective security of NATO, the long-term peace and stability in the region”, particularly in the light of Russian “interference” in Ukraine.

What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted?

Prophecy Sign:  Increased earthquake and volcanic activity

So what would happen if an extremely large, (9.0 mag), earthquake struck off the West coast of North America?  Could it trigger movements under the Yellowstone caldera or along the San Andres fault line?  A domino effect?   Something like that seems to occur during the time of the Tribulation as a very strong earthquake occurs which triggers what appears to be a massive volcanic eruption that darkens the sky, flattens the mountains and generally makes one heck of a mess on a global scale.

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,  and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.  The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Revelation 6:12-14 NIV

What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted?
Even so, the Yellowstone supervolcano remains an endless source of apocalyptic fascination — and it's not hard to see why. In September 2014, a team of scientists published a paper in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems exploring what a Yellowstone super-eruption might actually look like. Among other things, they found the volcano was capable of burying states like Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado in three feet of harmful volcanic ash — a mix of splintered rock and glass — and blanket the Midwest. That much ash could kill plants and animals, crush roofs, and short all sorts of electrical equipment:

Cascadia’s Locked Fault Means Massive Earthquake Is Due in Pacific Northwest: Seismologists
The Cascadia fault in the Pacific Northwest is locked up, meaning that a massive megathrust earthquake could occur at any time, seismologists are warning. “It’s impossible to know exactly when the next Cascadia earthquake will occur,” said Evelyn Roeloffs of the U.S. Geological Survey, speaking last year on the 313th anniversary of a massive quake that hit in 1700—the last major one in the region. “We can’t be sure that it won’t be tomorrow, and we shouldn’t make the mistake of assuming we have decades to prepare.” The tectonic plates normally glide and rub against each other, but periodically they become wedged together. When the fault quits sliding and becomes “locked” in place, it builds energy until it finally ruptures, relieving hundreds or thousands of years of stored-up stress in seconds, Roeloff said. Now, earthquake scientists from Canada and the U.S. who monitor seismic activity along the Cascadia coast have concluded that the dangerous fault line is fully locked, which carries serious implications for an earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. 

Volcano Erupts Destroying Cape Verde Villages
The eruption of the volcano Pico do Fogo has destroyed two villages and threatens a forest reserve. Around 1,500 people fled their homes before the lava flow reached the villages of Portela and Bangeira on Fogo Island, Cape Verde, fire brigade chief Arlindo Lima said. "The lava front, (which was) more than 500 metres north of outlying houses in Bangeira a week ago, has swept over much of the village and continues to move forward," Mr Lima added. Both villages have now been largely destroyed according to officials.

Palestinians to submit draft resolution to UN later this week

Prophecy Sign:  The future false covenant of peace

Israel is under intense world pressure to acquiesce and accept another Arab state on its borders, (that being Palestine).  With coming Israeli elections in March of 2015, there is the distinct possibility of a regime change in the Jewish State with a more liberal and dovish leader taking the reigns of power. If this happens, their would be a far greater likelihood of Israel giving in to world demands, (assuming their isn't another Middle-East war first).

It has come to light that Israel is indeed held to different standards than her Arab neighbors, and for this reason is constantly berated by the world while the Islamic/Arab world is not.  Watch the video below as noted Israeli journalist, Caroline Glick, forcefully expresses her, (and presumably other Israelis), viewpoint about this policy of the EU and United Nations.

A future peace deal is on the horizon.  We suspect it won't come until after another Middle-East war is fought in the region first, (Psalm 83 and perhaps Ezekiel 38/39).

He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. Daniel 9:27 NIV

Palestinians to submit draft resolution to UN later this week
The Palestinian leadership decided on Sunday to submit their draft resolution setting a deadline to Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank to the UN Security Council on Wednesday. They also decided to continue security cooperation in Israel despite calls to do so following the death of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein. The draft resolution will be submitted by Jordan, who is a temporary member of the Security Council. The Palestinian draft resolution calls on Israel to withdraw from the West Bank and East Jerusalem by November 2016. The resolution also calls for a Security Council recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.

'Unilateral UN moves will lead to instability'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu met in Rome on Monday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a bid to thwart a potential move at the U.N. to recognize a Palestinian state within two years, if peace talks fail to produce an agreement. Netanyahu also recently spoke with French President Francois Hollande about this issue, and expressed his dissatisfaction with France's support for the U.N. initiative. In the meeting with Kerry on Monday, Netanyahu requested that the U.S. use its Security Council veto against a Palestinian resolution (which could be proposed on Wednesday) to set a two-year deadline for the establishment of a Palestinian state and an "end to the occupation."

EU parliament set to endorse Palestine recognition
The European Parliament is poised to vote Yes on a non-binding motion on Palestine recognition after three of its top groups agreed a draft text. The draft, seen by EUobserver, says the EU assembly “supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced”. Negotiators from the centre-right EPP, the centre-left S&D, and the Liberal Alde group finalised the joint text on Wednesday (16 December) ahead of the vote on Thursday. They hold 488 out of 751 seats between them. But some MEPs are likely to vote against the group line due to the nature of the dossier.

Netanyahu: Too many in Europe have learned nothing from the slaughter of 6 million Jews
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the "staggering examples of European hypocrisy," that were exhibited Wednesday in the EU decisions to remove Hamas from the terror blacklist and to symbolically recognize a Palestinian state. Speaking ahead of a meeting with visiting Republican Senator Joni Ernst, Netanyahu said, "In Geneva they call for the investigation of Israel for war crimes while in Luxemburg the EU court removed Hamas from the terror list. Hamas that has committed countless war crimes and countless terror attacks."

Kerry arrives in Rome for Palestinian statehood talks

Washington undecided on U.N. resolution for Palestinian state

PM: Palestinian State will Lead Islamists to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

Speculation Concerning Israeli Pre-Emptive Strike on Iranian Nuclear Facilities Emerges as U.S. Privately Accuses Tehran of ‘Cheating’

Prophecy Sign:  The coming Middle-East wars - Iran, (Persia/Elam)

The Iranians are not stupid;  They know they can continue to drag their feet in negotiations with the P5+1 nations and nothing will be done, (especially with Barack Obama at the helm).  In the meanwhile the Iranians can continue to push forward with their nuclear ambitions.  Israel knows this and also knows it will be up to them to do something about Iran's nuclear program.  It's just a matter of when.

The biblical region of ancient Elam is the present day region of Iran which houses the Iranian nuclear program.  According to bible prophecy this region will fall under a massive judgement where its population will be scattered abroad and the military might will be destroyed.  Put two and two together, and it would appear that a coming Israeli attack on Iran will, with the help of God, put an end to Iran's goal of obtaining the "bomb".

This is what the LORD Almighty says: "See, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might. I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go. Jeremiah 49:35-36 NIV

Speculation Concerning Israeli Pre-Emptive Strike on Iranian Nuclear Facilities Emerges as U.S. Privately Accuses Tehran of ‘Cheating’
Speculation that Israel will launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities has emerged in the Israeli press, following the failure of international negotiators to reach a deal on the Tehran regime’s nuclear program by the agreed date of November 24. Israeli website NRG says that in the event that current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins the next parliamentary elections in March 2015, he will face the “difficult dilemma” of whether to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities in June, one month before the next deadline for an agreement. NRG emphasizes that the decision will be a fraught one, especially as military action is highly unlikely to gain the support of the Obama Administration, which regards a deal with Iran as vital to its political legacy. However, many Arab states, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, are deeply unhappy with the American-led negotiations, as they too regard the weaponization of Iran’s nuclear program as an existential threat.

Iran Readies Ballistic Missiles Against US, FBI Says Iran Hackers Target Key US Departments
Iran's ballistic missiles, radars and satellites against its enemies are all geared up, according to the deputy commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps or IRCG Hossein Salami. The warning comes after the United States announced extended deadline for the Iran nuclear negotiation to July 2015. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei had called for Iran's military to have its military arsenals on the standby, Salami said. He highlighted that Iran's ground-to-ground missiles can hit enemy targets even if they are thousands of kilometres away. These warnings made Israel vulnerable for it only sits 1,600 kilometres from Tehran. The country will also be testing new radar systems and test fire new missiles by January. Its troops are also being trained to launch rocket-propelled grenades.

Is Obama secretly working to replace Netanyahu?
Obama is more than annoyed at Netanyahu’s Congressional activism of lobbying for tougher sanctions on Tehran at precisely the same time the US administration is working with European allies to extend sanctions relief until next June 30, as the deadline for nuclear talks was yet again postponed until that date. Netanyahu has repeatedly accused Iran of using the drawn-out negotiations as a smokescreen to develop an illicit nuclear infrastructure.  Also problematic for the White House is the breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian “peace” talks, with rhetoric from the Obama administration indicating that the US largely blames Netanyahu for the collapse of the negotiations. 

We Just Witnessed The Worst Week For Global Financial Markets In 3 Years

Prophecy Sign:  The coming economic collapse, (a global economic reset)

Want a glimpse of what a crashing economy will look like?  Just read the articles coming out of Russia these day as the Ruble tumbles to obscurity.  The same fate awaits the rest of the world in the not too distance future, (and that future may be much closer than most people realize).

They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn. Revelation 18:14-15 NIV

We Just Witnessed The Worst Week For Global Financial Markets In 3 Years
Is this the start of the next major financial crisis?  The nightmarish collapse of the price of oil is creating panic in financial markets all over the planet.  On June 16th, U.S. oil was trading at a price of $107.52.  Since then, it has fallen by almost 50 dollars in less than 6 months.  This has only happened one other time in our history.  In the summer of 2008, the price of oil utterly collapsed and we all remember what happened after that.  Well, the same patterns that we witnessed back in 2008 are happening again.  As the price of oil crashed in 2008, so did prices for a whole host of other commodities.  That is happening again.  Once commodities started crashing, the market for junk bonds started to implode.  That is also happening again.  Finally, toward the end of 2008, we witnessed a horrifying stock market crash.  Could we be on the verge of another major one?  Last week was the worst week for the Dow in more than three years, and stock markets all over the world are crashing right now.  Bad financial news continues to roll in from the four corners of the globe on an almost hourly basis.  Have we finally reached the “tipping point” that so many have been warning about?

World set to end year in brittle economic state
The global economy is ending the year in a fragile state with factory activity shrinking in China, euro zone business growth remaining weak, and emerging market giant Russia in a spiraling currency crisis. "These are uncertain times again and there is a risk of another global downturn," said Stephen Webster, chief European economist at 4CAST. Poor to mediocre business surveys in Asia and Europe released on Tuesday are likely to put pressure on both the European Central Bank and People's Bank of China to come up with more stimulus.

US woefully unprepared for major sun storm – report

Prophecy Sign:  Signs in the sun, moon and stars

The power of the sun will be unleashed during the coming Tribulation period.  What exactly that will look like is still not fully clear, although the bible does indicate it will be a time when sun-tanning will be the last thing on your mind.

The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. Revelation 16:8 NIV

US woefully unprepared for major sun storm – report
A study by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims up to 100 million Americans could lose electrical power in the event of a magnetic space storm, which would knock out the electric grid and cause other infrastructure to fail. An internal fact sheet in 2012, from the just-released DHS’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), noted that the damage and impact from a future solar storm isn’t known. Space weather means conditions on the sun, in space, the upper atmosphere or in the earth’s magnetic field that can impact technological systems on the ground and endanger human life on earth.  The report states that a “coronal mass ejection” from the sun would first be detected by satellites and would reach the earth in 24-72 hours and affect up to 100 million people. The largest of these storms are called G-5s and would disrupt power grid operations, GPS satellites, aircraft, manned space flights, satellite operations, communications cables and gas distribution pipelines.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Banking on biometrics: How you’ll soon be able to pay with your finger, access an ATM with your eyes

Prophecy Sign:  The coming 'Mark of the Beast' identification system

Technology is rapidly moving the world towards the identification system and global buy and sell economy of the future world of the Antichrist.

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,  so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV

Banking on biometrics: How you’ll soon be able to pay with your finger, access an ATM with your eyes
In Jordan, you can walk up to a bank teller and get your eyes scanned in lieu of using a bankcard. In Japan, ATMs authenticate your identity using the vein patterns in your finger. Digital evolution is upon us and financial companies are racing to become the first in the world to integrate biometrics — using human characteristics to verify the identities of customers — into our everyday transactions. The Toronto-based Bionym, for example, recently announced that its heart-related technology will be the world’s first biometrically authenticated wearable payment solution; meanwhile, Tangerine recently bragged that it was the first bank in the country with a voice-controlled mobile app. Maybe it’s our seemingly insatiable need for convenience and more time-saving measures, but consumers appear to be welcoming the technology. 

Microchip implants in humans grow in popularity, some 50 Dutch people are ‘chipped’
Some 50 people in the Netherlands have had a microchip implanted in their hands this year, piercing specialist Tom van Oudenaarden told broadcaster Nos on Tuesday. Worldwide some 2,000 people have been ‘chipped’ and their number is growing. Oudennarden expects their number to grow considerably next year, particularly among what he calls ‘technerds’. 

Why more American families are going cashless

End-of-life debate turns to newborns

Prophecy Sign:  Good will be evil, and evil will become good

The increase in wickedness is beyond the pale as the wicked preach their unfettered notions of abortion being good for mankind; termination of the elderly and the newborn are the right things to do; all the while mocking the precepts of a Holy God.

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:12-13 NIV

End-of-life debate turns to newborns: ‘Postnatal abortion’ morally acceptable in some cases, ethicist says
Doctors would be justified to end the lives of some terminally impaired newborn babies, says a prominent Canadian bioethicist in a report that pushes the country’s euthanasia debate into provocative new territory. Much of the discussion of physician assisted-death in Canada has centred around adult patients capable of making known how they want to end their lives. But Udo Schuklenk, a Queen’s University philosophy professor, argues that in rare cases of severely impaired, deeply suffering newborns, actively causing death is morally acceptable, if still illegal in this country. “The parents should be able to freely decide on what would amount to postnatal abortion,” he argues in a paper just published in theJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber: Abortion of ‘Marginal Children” a ‘ Social Good’
Embattled MIT professor Jonathan Gruber has not only gotten in trouble for bragging about helping President Obama put one over on the American people with Obamacare, he’s also been uncovered as an abortion advocate—but not a run-of-the-mill advocate of “women’s rights.” No, Gruber’s abortion advocacy is of a particularly pungent eugenics variety. He’s on record repeatedly making the case from social science that abortion is a “social good” because it reduces the number of “marginal children,” by which he means urban poor—those he says can be counted on to commit crimes if they were ever born. Gruber co-authored a paper during the Clinton years which argued that legal abortion had saved the U.S. taxpayer upwards of $14 billion in welfare benefits and that it also lowered crime. 

Doctor-Prescribed Suicide May Become Reality in Georgia
Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) Director of Bioethics, Bethany Walker, said today she is deeply concerned about a push to adopt a doctor-prescribed suicide law in Georgia. "Georgia is overwhelmingly pro-life," Walker said. "And that support includes protecting the elderly, disabled and terminally ill, as well as pre-born children.  "Communicating to those that receive a negative diagnosis that dying with dignity means suicide forces a wrongful burden on the patient to seek suicide rather than healing or care while clearly going against the will of most Georgians." As evidence, Walker noted that the Georgia Legislature successfully passed an anti-assisted suicide law in 2012. Walker made the announcement in response to a report that a group called "Compassion and Choices," formerly the Hemlock Society, plans to introduce so-called "death with dignity" legislation in Georgia in 2015.

How Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga will plunge Europe into the dark ages

Prophecy Sign:  Earthquakes/Volcanoes in diverse places

The bible warns that earth changes of such magnitude will occur during the Tribulation that mountains will be flattened and islands will disappear.  Seems Hollywood may have some knowledge of this as they have yet another apocalyptic movie ready to grace the theaters with this theme in mind.

Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. Revelation 16:18 & 20 NIV

How Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga will plunge Europe into the dark ages
It’s a question of when not if!  The eruption of Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga will have sweeping repercussions for the whole of Europe, and has been pencilled in as an "outrageous" risk for 2015 by Saxo Bank.  It is on our door step and is a constant threat but for some reason it is almost never mentioned in the media. Yet again, an Icelandic volcano threatens to fracture the political landscape of Europe. An explosion of Bardarbunga could wreak agricultural havoc, shifting weather patterns, and leading to a doubling of grain prices. As the volcano Bardarbunga has been “quietly” erupting for more than 100 days, it could now enter “a far more intense eruption phase”, said John Hardy, head of FX strategy at Saxo Bank. This would result in “potentially climate altering consequences for the next year or more”, he added. The forecast is one of a series of “outrageous predictions” made by Denmark’s Saxo Bank for 2015, events that could represent under-appreciated risks over the next 12 months. This event would be far larger than the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, which the International Air Transport Association said cost more than 1 billion euro's 

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Fault zone off NW coast silent: 'It's storing energy'
The fault off the Northwest coast where geologists predict a massive quake will someday shake is eerily quiet, scientists say. A University of Oregon seismic expert said that could signal problems down the road. Geophysics professor Doug Toomey said he has been watching this for many years, and recent measurements confirm it: The dangerous Cascadia Subduction Zone is in the middle of a seismic snooze. The zone lies underwater between 40 to 80 miles offshore of the Northwest coastline.  Researchers say Cascadia should be grinding and slipping every so often as one tectonic plate dives under another. “So if you have a magnitude 8 or a 9, there should be 7s, 6s and 5s going down that scale,” said Toomey. Toomey said this puzzling trend means the dangerous fault is most likely stuck - or "fully-locked," to use the correct scientific lingo.