The party's over: it's back to work in new year of economic reality
Francis Elliott and Gary Duncan
Snow followed by a sweeping band of rain is forecast for Monday. But those
trudging back to work for the first time this year under louring skies may feel
an additional chill should they pass a branch of Woolworths.
The last of the stores will close on Monday evening -a symbol of how the
downturn is darkening, from going to gone, from bargain to bust.
After a Christmas holiday that was celebrated in a spirit of defiance, a
bleak reality of job losses, plunging house prices and a brutal cull of
businesses is waiting for millions on the other side of this weekend.
Woolworths' 27,000 workforce will join a dole queue that breached the
million mark last month and is now growing at its fastest rate since 1991.
Yesterday came the news that the Halifax
survey of house prices recorded its biggest annual drop last year since it
started keeping records in 1984.
Sensing the shift in mood, David Cameron, the Conservative leader,
criticised the Government's VAT cut as "one of the most appalling wastes of
money in British political history". He said that Gordon Brown's bank
recapitalisation, praised by a leading economist in the autumn, had failed.
Worse than expected lending and retail figures have added to a creeping
sense of ministerial impotence. Despite intense pressure, banks curbed the
availability of loans to consumers and businesses further in the final quarter
of last year. The Government's failure to win the battle to restore lending in
particular has led many economists to downgrade their expectations.
Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, predicted in November that the economy
would shrink by no more than 1.25 per cent this year and return to a minimum
1.5 per cent growth in 2010. But the Treasury's own survey of economists
reveals the average forecast is for GDP to
fall by 1.5 per cent this year, the biggest drop since 1980. The gloomiest
sages predict a 2.7 per cent slump, something not seen since 1946.
What is particularly worrying is the range of sectors hit by the downturn.
On Tuesday a survey of the service industries, which account for three quarters
annual output, is expected to show that the sector is contracting fast.
Casualties include the telecoms giant BT, which is expected to cut 10,000 jobs
before March, mainly among agency workers and subcontractors.
Manufacturing's plight is expected to have deepened during the final weeks
of last year, with November data likely to show a further severe fall in
industrial production at the nation's factories.
The most visible victim is the car industry. Workers at Aston Martin's plant
at Gaydon, Warwickshire, will not return to work until January 19 and 600 jobs
are being cut. Employees at the Crewe factory of another
luxury carmaker, Bentley, will also be away from work until mid-January.
Honda is to restart production at its Swindon plant next week after a
three-week stoppage but the factory is due to close again for February and
March. Vauxhall, owned by GM, has invited workers at its Ellesmere
Port factory to apply for a nine-month sabbatical. Jaguar
Land-Rover, owned by the Indian group Tata, has introduced a four-day week and
is seeking 600 voluntary redundancies.
While the car giants grab the headlines, job losses, pay cuts and short-time
working await workers in smaller businesses too. About 30,000 small businesses
are predicted to close this year with the loss of 150,000 jobs. Even those that
survive are expected to shed 50,000 workers.
Stephen Alambritis, head of public affairs at the Federation of Small
Businesses, said that small companies were doing everything they could to
remain solvent and to retain staff. Among the cost-cutting measures being
employed were shorter working weeks, a reduction in benefits, such as company
cars and taxis, and, as a last resort, pay cuts.
Stark numbers add up to worst year for employment in Britain
for 20 years
Christine Buckley, Industrial Editor
The recession will claim 600,000 jobs next year, making 2009 the worst year
for job losses in two decades. Overall, job losses from the recession are
expected to top one million, taking the total out of work to three million in
2010, employers' groups say today.
Fears for mounting job losses from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and
Development (CIPD) come as the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)
is calling for a freeze in the level of the minimum wage because it says that
business cannot afford any more costs. A survey by the CIPD also found that pay
expectations among employees had slumped, with many fearing pay freezes and a
minority expecting pay cuts.
John Philpott, the chief economist of the CIPD, said: "This time last year,
in the face of some scepticism, the CIPD warned that 2008 would be the UK's
worst year for jobs in a decade. It was. But, in retrospect, it will be seen as
merely the slow-motion prelude to what will be the worst year for jobs in
almost two decades."
He added that human resources in many businesses would feel more like "ER
or Casualty" as HR departments tried to deal with the impact of job
losses. On the expected contraction in pay awards, the CIPD said that employers
would have to find other ways to motivate employees, including nonfinancial
Chancellor Alistair Darling on brink of second bailout for banks
Billions may be needed as lending squeeze tightens
Alistair Darling has been forced to consider a second bailout for banks as
the lending drought worsens.
The Chancellor will decide within weeks whether to pump billions more into
the economy as evidence mounts that the 37 billion pounds part-nationalisation last
year has failed to keep credit flowing. Options include cash injections,
offering banks cheaper state guarantees to raise money privately or buying up "toxic assets", The Times has learnt.
Bank of England revealed yesterday that, despite intense pressure, the banks
curbed lending in the final quarter of last year and plan even tighter
restrictions in the coming months. Its findings will alarm the Treasury.
Stark numbers add up to worst year for employment in Britain
for 20 years
recession will claim 600,000 jobs next year, making 2009 the worst year for job
losses in two decades. Overall, job losses from the recession are expected to top
one million, taking the total out of work to three million in 2010, employers'
groups say today.
US Manufacturing index drops to its lowest level since 1980
as orders fall, layoffs mount
(AP) -Signs grew that the economy could turn even weaker in 2009, as an index
of December manufacturing activity sank to its lowest point in 28 years. Every
corner of the sector was down, from bakeries to cigarette-makers to aluminum
Jacob's House Comment
In the prophecy on this website titled, "The Days of Noah are
Here Again", God speaks about how He will bring down many of the nations and
tribes upon this earth.God also speaks
about why He is angry at many of His children because they have refused to serve
Him and they are too involved with their own families.
Below is an excerpt from "The Days of Noah are Here Again", first
given from God to Jacob on 12/10/06:
Quote:"I, the Lord God, am allowing many diverse
tribes and tongues to go through a fire of sickness, woe, and affliction at
this time.They are going through these
things because they have not reconciled their bodies, minds, and souls with
Me.I Am also allowing them to go through
a time of grief, sorrows, and distress because they have shunned My
commandments and My orderly straight ways of eternal life.
many diverse tribes and tongues on this earth today are now entering into the
enemies' camp.They are suffering with
woe, disease, and madness because they have offended Me and My Son, Jesus.They are suffering with rebuke at My hand for
their refusal of My commandments and My Holy and straight ways.I, the Lord God, know these diverse tribes
are making all of the wrong decisions and choices at this time.Therefore, they will suffer with woe,
trouble, and consternation they cannot escape from.They will suffer until the time when I, the
Lord God, will decide the places of darkness they will go to.
I, the Lord
God, also know many of My milk fed children today are making poor decisions and
choices in their lives.They are looking
back on their past instead of looking forward to their future life with Me and
My Son.Many of them are too involved
with their families and they have refused to serve Me in the care taking
ministries they were destined to do.Therefore, the poor choices and decisions these children are making will
bring them affliction, woe, and trouble in the next few years.I, the Lord God, may have to punish some of
them to make them see the error of their stiff-necked and backsliding
ways.I may have to chastise them and
punish them to wake them up to the dawning light of My brand new day, servant
January 5, 2009
African Thicket Rat Malaria Linked To Virulent Human Form
ScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2009) -Even
though the most deadly form of malaria for humans, Plasmodium falciparum, has
been linked to malaria found in chimpanzees, this group has been fairly
isolated on the malarial family tree- until now. A new phylogenetic analysis
from the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the AmericanMuseum of Natural History reveals
that malarial parasites found in tree-dwelling rats share a close relationship
with P. falciparum and Plasmodium reichenowi. This is the first time that a
relationship has been found between human and rodent malaria," says Susan
Perkins, Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Museum.
Models Advance The Fight Against Malaria Research from Dartmouth
Medical School, demonstrating how malaria parasites form mutations that make
them stubbornly resistant to drug therapy, may hold the key to a new treatments
for a disease that now afflicts more than half a billion people worldwide.
According to WHO estimates, 40% of the world's population
are currently at risk of the disease and approximately 2 million people, mostly
children, are killed by malaria annually worldwide. Today marks Africa Malaria
Day, organized to promote awareness of the disease in a country where a child
is killed every 30 seconds by malaria.
Climatologists Forecast Completely New
Geographers have projected temperature increases due to
greenhouse gas emissions to reach a not-so-chilling conclusion: climate zones
will shift and some climates will disappear completely by 2100. Tropical
highlands and polar regions may be the first to disappear, and large swaths of
the tropics and subtropics will reach even hotter temperatures. The study
anticipates large climate changes worldwide.
Well, according to climate models, global warming could change our current
world climate zones, which would affect where crops are grown and even drive
some plant and animal species to extinction, all in the next 100 years.
Meteorologists Find That Increased Ocean
Temperatures Cause Increasingly Intense Hurricanes.
January 9, 2009
Israel starts ground attack into Gaza Strip area.Tanks and infantry destroy many homes there.Protests around the world mount against Israel.Human suffering in the Gaza Strip now
widespread.There are 750 Palestinians
dead and 13 Israelis killed in this ongoing 14 day war.
Five US Govenors askgovernment for funds to
help their faltering economies to deal with budget short-falls.
Credit crunch forcing many
people to fix what they already have.Mending and refurbishing on the rise.People are not buying new things anymore, instead they are fixing up old
Northwest Washington state
has been hit with a record heavy snowfall of 80 inches so far this season.Recent rains have caused flooding from rivers
and streams.Avalanches have also been
seen in certain areas along with homes under water.
Russia halting natural gas supplies to Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, and Macedonia.
There has been a 31%
overall decline in US car sales recently, which is the worst since 1992.
The incoming President,
Obama, is talking about spending 800 billion to 1.2 trillion dollars to
jumpstart the economy.
US national budget deficit for the current year has
now exceeded 1 trillion dollars.
Alcoa Aluminum is laying
off 13,500 workers or 13% of their global workforce.
Heavy snow and ice contributing to power shortages and 40 roofs collapsing in Spokane, Washington, USA. There has been 6 1/2 feet of snow there recently. This is 2 feet more than usual. From the Northeast to the Northwest US, a current winter storm is
bringing black ice, sleet, rain, and snow to many areas.
A new report is stating
commercial real estate has fallen 20% in some areas of the US.
Total US rescue plan to save the
economy now amounts to 7.2 trillion dollars.Bailouts, loans, and new guarantees are involved.Massive spending plan to stop the dire
circumstances the US is headed for. Unemployment there could top 10%.
Eleven thousand homes have been evacuated near Bolder, Colorado, USA, because of a raging
wildfire fanned by high winds.
A new outbreak of
salmonella poisoning has sickened 400 people in 42 US states.
Rockets from Lebanon have been fired into Israel as war there worsens.
New US President Obama is
proposing 300 billion in tax cuts.He is
also proposing a 775 billion stimulus plan.
Obama embraces $300 billion in tax cuts, predicts quick
passage of huge economic rescue plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama declared the
national economy was "bad and getting worse" Monday as he began
crisis talks with congressional leaders on emergency action. He predicted
lawmakers would approve hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending and tax
cuts within two weeks of his taking office.
"The economy is very sick," Obama said before
meeting with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. "The situation is
getting worse. ... We have to act and act now to break the momentum of this
Fusing Embryonic Stem Cells With Adult Cells Using Highly Efficient New
MIT engineers have developed a new, highly efficient way to
pair up cells so they can be fused together into a hybrid cell.
Researchers focus on bringing missing bees back
By GENARO C. ARMAS - Associated Press Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.
-- Scientists in the field and the lab are trying to solve a mystery critical
to the future of American agriculture: Why are honeybee hives failing at a
disturbingly high rate?
Some researchers are studying whether pesticides and other chemicals used in
fields and gardens might affect honeybees, as well as bumblebees and other
insects that pollinate crops. Other research, including an experiment at EasternKentuckyUniversity,
is focusing on building more habitat - planting trees, shrubs and flowers that
Bees are vital to U.S.
agriculture because they pollinate many flowering crops, including almonds,
apples and blueberries. The bee pollination is responsible for $15 billion
annually in crop value.
Honeybees, a non-native species from Europe,
are the pollinators of choice because they are easier to manage and are more
plentiful - a single colony can contain 20,000 workers. By comparison, a
bumblebee colony may have only a couple of hundred worker bees.
The honeybees have taken a hit over the years from mites and, most recently,
colony collapse disorder, in which beekeepers have found affected hives devoid
of most bees. Bees that remain appear much weaker than normal.
Beekeepers in 2006 began reporting losing 30 percent to 90 percent of their
hives. Since then the annual loss rate has been roughly 33 percent, according
to government estimates.
"We realize it's much more complicated than what we thought a year
ago," Frazier said recently. "From what we know now, it's not
something we'll figure out very, very quickly."
Native pollinators also are being monitored. The National Academy of
Sciences in 2006 found declining populations of several bee species, along with
other native pollinators like butterflies, hummingbirds and bats.
4.4-Magnitude Temblor Strikes Near The Geyers
A light earthquake has struck Northern California,
and there are no reports of injuries or damage.
Quake rattles parts of SonomaCounty
The temblor occurred 13 miles east of Cloverdale in the MayacamasMountains, two miles southeast of
The Geysers, a geothermal development.
Tsunami alert issued after strong Indonesian quake
A strong earthquake in remote eastern Indonesia
cut power lines, cracked building walls and sent panicked residents running out
of their homes toward higher ground Sunday, authorities and witnesses said.
The Indonesian Meteorology and Seismology Agency warned that with a
preliminary magnitude of 7.6 it was strong enough to cause a tsunami. However,
there were no immediate reports of giant waves and the warning was lifted
within an hour.
The tremor struck at
local time, around 85 miles off the coast of Manokwari,
Papua, at a depth of 6 miles.
Jacob's House Comment:
As stated by Jesus in the Bible
these things must all come to pass before God's new glorious day can arrive.Therefore, as Christians we must be prepared
for distress, trouble, famine, pestilence, and travail in the next few
See Luke 21:7-22:
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and
commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the
end is not by and by.
10 Then he said unto them, Nation
shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in
diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great
signs shall there be from heaven.
Except 20 & 22:
20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof
22 For these be the days of
vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
HONG KONG (AFP) -One in five Hong Kong residents
is considering leaving the city because of its dire air quality, a survey
released Monday has found, raising fears over the financial hub's
The findings equate to 1.4 million residents thinking about moving away,
including 500,000 who are "seriously considering or already planning to
move," according to the survey by the think tank Civic
Those most seriously thinking about fleeing the city include top earners and
highly educated workers, raising questions over the southern Chinese city's
ability to attract and retain top talent, the report's authors found.
"People from all sectors of society know that air
pollution is making them sick," said Michael DeGolyer, a political science professor at Hong KongBaptistUniversity.
"Many are concerned to the point they are considering leaving Hong Kong, including local
SYDNEY (AFP) - A sharp slowdown in coral growth on Australia's Great Barrier Reef
since 1990 is a warning sign that precipitous changes in the world's oceans may
be imminent, scientists said Friday.
Strong evidence points to the cause being a combination of warmer seas and
higher acidity from increased levels of atmospheric
carbon dioxide, Australian Institute of Marine
Science researchers reported.
"The data suggest that this severe and sudden decline in calcification
is unprecedented in at least 400 years," said Glenn De'ath, principal
author of a paper published Friday in the international journal Science.
The research shows that corals on the reef have slowed their growth by more
than 14 percent since the "tipping point" year of 1990 and on current
trends the corals would stop growing altogether by 2050.
"It is cause for extreme concern that such changes are already evident,
with the relatively modest climate changes observed to date, in the world's best protected and managed coral reef ecosystem," said co-author Janice
SAN JOSE, Costa
Rica (CNN) -- Fourteen people
have died and another 22 are missing after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake Thursday
in north central Costa Rica,
officials said Friday.A strong earthquake shook Costa
Rica on Thursday, shattering windows,
cracking walls and sending frightened residents running into the streets.
Another earthquake has struck Southern California,
with shaking felt from San Bernardino
to Los Angeles 55 miles to the west
and south to OrangeCounty.
Rapidly warming climate is likely to seriously alter crop yields in the
tropics and subtropics by the end of this century and, without adaptation, will
leave half the world's population facing serious food shortages, new research
By MEAD GRUVER
- Run for your lives ... Yellowstone's going to explode!
Hundreds of small earthquakes at YellowstoneNational Park in recent weeks have
been an unsettling reminder for some people that underneath the park's famous
geysers and majestic scenery lurks one of the world's biggest volcanoes.
In the ancient past, the volcano has erupted 1,000 times more powerfully than
the 1980 blast at Mount St. Helens, hurling ash as far
away as Louisiana. No eruption
that big has occurred while humans have walked the earth, however, and
geologists say even a minor lava flow is extremely unlikely any time soon.
Some observers are nonetheless warning of imminent catastrophe.
"To those of us who have been following these events, we know that
something is brewing, especially considering that Yellowstone
is over 40,000 years overdue for a major eruption," warned a posting on
the online disaster forum Armageddononline.org.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama's economic team is
broadening the mission of the $700 billion bailout for the financial sector,
aiming to unfreeze credit for homeowners, consumers, small businesses and local
The overhaul is aimed at the $350 billion remaining in the Troubled Asset
Relief Program and comes amid mounting criticism from lawmakers and watchdogs
that the Bush administration has administered the money in an inconsistent way
and has not made banks accountable for the money.
The head of a congressional panel overseeing the $700 billion bailout
program said Friday that lawmakers need to "take a very hard look" at
how banks have used the money and she welcomed Obama's attempts to better
define the program's mission.
Unemployment reaches 7.2% as companies slash another
524,000 jobs in December.
January 11, 2009
A new report is stating in Somalia
half of the people are on aid to survive.They have known nothing but war their whole lives.
US President elect Obama calling for everyone in the nation
to sacrifice in the next few years.He
is stating the country is in the worse recession since the Great
Depression.He is also stating that
everyone is going to have to sacrifice in some way and warns of more job loses.
January 15, 2009
United Health Care and Oxford Health Insurance have over
charged millions of dollars to their customers.They have refused to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in customer
bills, stating that these do not comply with reasonable amounts.
Taxpayers in the US
are demanding more transparency in government spending of the next 350 billion
dollars in tarp money to save the economy.The printing presses in the treasury have gone up by 70% since November
2007.About 189 billion dollars have been
invested in 257 banks under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.The Bank of America is now getting 20 billion
dollars more from the government to help it purchase Merrill Lynch.
A new warning has been issued that the Mexican drug violence
being seen could lead to a collapse of the Mexican government.
Weekly jobless checks will vanish soon for many people who
are now unemployed in the USA.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck in the waters near New
January 17, 2009
Toyota Motor Company has announced its first operating loss
in 70 years.It is now asking its
employees to buy its cars to help out the company.
A new report is stating people in the US
are canceling their doctor visits at record numbers.They are also canceling other health care
because of the lack of funds.Therefore
the bookings of patients are way down in the US.
has announced it is closing the last 567 stores it now owns because of
bankruptcy.CircuitCity is the largest retailer of
electronics in the US.
Retail sales plunged far more than expected in December, ending a dismal
holiday season with a record sixth straight monthly decline, and there's no
relief in sight as consumer demand remains weak.
Blowing snow and frigid temperatures pound nation
MINNEAPOLIS - Arctic air
extended its grip Wednesday with below-zero temperatures stretching from Montana to northern New
England and frost nipping the GulfCoast.
A few ski areas in Vermont and
northern Minnesota closed for the
day because of the cold - 38 below zero at InternationalFalls, with the wind chill during the night estimated at 50 below.
The temperature at Bolton, Vt.,
was 10 below zero and operators of the BoltonValley ski resort feared that skiers could freeze if a lift
malfunctioned, said spokesman Josh Arneson. "Getting people off a lift can
take time," he said.
Schools from Iowa to Pennsylvania
opened late so kids would not have to be out in the coldest part of the
morning. Some schools closed.
The cold wave also bulged into the Northeast,
abruptly dropping temperatures in New York
state into the single digits and below zero - after Tuesday's readings in the
30s, the National Weather Service said.
Thermometers read 8 below at Massena, on the St.
Lawrence River, with a wind chill of minus 25 degrees.
Commuters in Albany, N.Y.,
faced a chill of 6 degrees, with brisk wind making it feel like 15 below zero,
but some people claimed they didn't mind.
Sexually Spread Diseases Up, Better Testing Cited
Sexually spread diseases - for years on the decline _ are on the rise, with
reported chlamydia cases setting a record, government health officials said Tuesday.
The increase in chlamydia, a sometimes symptomless infection that can lead
to infertility in women, is likely because of better screening, experts said.
In 2007, there were 1.1 million cases, the most ever reported, said officials
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At least 15,000 women become infertile each year because of untreated
chlamydia and gonorrhea infections, said Dr. John M. Douglas Jr., director of
the CDC's Division of STD Prevention.
Syphilis cases, which number only in the thousands, also rose modestly,
while the number of gonorrhea cases remained roughly the same. Syphilis can
kill, if left untreated, but chlamydia and gonorrhea are not life-threatening.
Chlamydia can infect men, but rates are nearly three times higher for women.
That's at least partly due to 1993 federal recommendations that emphasize
testing for sexually active women age 25 and under. That focus on screening in
recent years is no doubt driving the record numbers, said Dr. Jonathan Zenilman,
a professor of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of
Jacob's House Comment
In the prophecy on this website from our Lord God,
given to Jacob on 8/6/07 entitled, "God Speaks About The Birth Pains This World Will Soon Go Through" our God
spoke about how the women of today would have to pay a price for the original
sin that Eve committed long ago. God
spoke about the fact that this sin would not be rectified in heaven until now. Therefore, now it is beginning to come to pass
through infectious diseases upon women, and through other violent acts being
perpetrated upon them.
A Quote from "God Speaks About the Birth Pains This
World Will Soon Go Through":
the next few years be a time of testing, writhing pain, trouble, and
convulsions for the woman with her unborn child.So shall it be that many lust laden women
shall pay the price for the original sin they were a part of with Eve, long
Salmonella-Linked Peanut Butter Sickens 400 PeopleFood Providers
Urged to Throw Out King Nut Product
Health officials are urging nursing homes, hospitals,
schools, universities and restaurants to toss out specific containers of peanut
butter linked to a salmonella outbreak in 43 states.
The recalled peanut butter - distributed by king nut company of Solon, Ohio-
was supplied only through food service providers and was not sold directly to
consumers. King Nut challenged the finding, saying it could not be the source
of the nationwide outbreak since it distributes to only seven states.
The outbreak has sickened more than 400 people and Minnesota
health officials announced Monday they had found a match between samples from a
King Nut container and the strains of salmonella bacteria making people sick
across the country. The outbreak may have contributed
to three deaths.
Jacob's House Comment
Peanuts are loaded with mold and are unhealthy for
people to eat.Therefore, God is using
the Salmonella outbreak, coming from peanuts today, to show the decayed and
defiled state of this sinful world today.Therefore, there will be more food poisoning outbreaks and Salmonella
scares in the next few years.These are
some of the end time events God will use to bring many fearful people to Him,
through His only Son, Jesus.
Arctic heats up more than other places
Glacier and ice-sheet melting, sea-ice retreat and coastal erosion expected
as a result
Temperature change in the Arctic is happening at a
greater rate than other places in the Northern Hemisphere, and this is expected
to continue in the future.
As a result, glacier and ice-sheet melting, sea-ice retreat, coastal erosion
and sea level rise can be expected to continue.
A new comprehensive scientific synthesis of past Arctic climates
demonstrates for the first time the pervasive nature of Arctic climate
The new report also makes several conclusions about the Arctic:
Taken together, the size and speed of the summer sea-ice loss over the last
few decades is highly unusual compared to events from previous thousands of
years, especially considering that changes in Earth's orbit over this time have
made sea-ice melting less, not more, likely.
Sustained warming of at least a few degrees (more than approximately 4 degees to
13 degrees F above average 20th century values) is likely to be sufficient to cause the
nearly complete, eventual disappearance of the Greenland
ice sheet, which would raise sea level by several meters.
Consumer prices fall again in December
WASHINGTON (AP) - A record plunge in gasoline prices pushed overall consumer
prices down for the third straight month in December, closing out a year in
which inflation rose at the slowest rate in more than a half-century.
Price pressures have eased as the recession intensified. Further evidence of
the slowdown came Friday in a separate report from the Federal Reserve showing
that production at the nation's factories, mines and utilities plunged 2
percent in December, capping the worst year for manufacturers since 2001. Last
month's drop, double the amount analysts expected, came after a 1.3 percent
decline in November, which was even sharper than initially reported.
For all of last year, industrial production declined 1.8 percent, a sharp
reversal from the 1.7 percent increase logged in 2007. It marked the worst
showing since a 3.4 percent decline in 2001, when the country last suffered
through a recession.
For December, gasoline prices fell by 17.2 percent, the largest monthly
decline on records that go back 71 years.
Overall energy prices also dropped by record 8.3 percent as home heating oil
and natural gas showed declines.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three shark attacks in Australia in two
days this week sparked a global media frenzy of "Jaws" proportions,
but sharks are more at risk in the ocean than humans with man killing millions
of sharks each year.
Sharks are the top of the marine food chain, a powerful predator which has
no match in its watery realm, until man enters the ocean.
Commercial fishing and a desire for Asian shark fin
soup sees up to 100 million sharks, even protected endangered species of sharks, slaughtered around the
world each year, says the Shark Research
Big chill clamps down on upper Midwest
CHICAGO - Forecasters say
temperatures in the upper Midwest could be the coldest in years
Friday as chilly Arctic air keeps spilling south from Canada.
The bone-numbing blast of arctic air that was also chilling the Northeast
had claimed at least five lives and contributed to dozens of traffic accidents
as vehicles slipped and slid on icy roads.
Scores of schools in Michigan, Iowa,
and upstate New York canceled classes for
Friday as officials feared it would be dangerous for students to walk to school
or wait for buses.
Protesters clash with police in Lithuania
Kubilius' center-right coalition, in power less than two months, has been
criticized for tax increases the government said were needed to shore up state
Liucija Mukiene, a 63-year-old retiree, said the government was arrogant and
"We are here today because this government is mocking us," she
said. "They taking away our last money and providing nothing. I am fed up
with the lies, corruption and those grinning, fat faces behind the windows of
The clash echoes violent protests this week in Latvia and Bulgaria, and recent
demonstrations in Greece,
as a wave of discontent over economic woes, difficult reforms and government
corruption sweeps through parts of Europe.
police detained more than 100 people Tuesday after protesters pelted police
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Friday defended his
handling of the $700 billion financial rescue program, saying it has made real
progress toward achieving financial stability.
Paulson's remarks came hours after the government reached an agreement to
provide billions of dollars in additional support to Bank
of America Corp., and a day after Congress turned back an effort to
block release of the second half of the bailout pot.
The rescue program has come under heavy criticism from lawmakers unhappy
that the administration provided billions of dollars to banks to shore up their
finances, but did not impose enough restrictions to insure they would increase
their lending and combat what could be the worst financial crisis since the
Many lawmakers are pushing the administration of President-elect Barack Obama to devote more of the money to halting a
tidal wave of mortgage foreclosures, and to impose more restrictions on the
compensation of top executives working at the banks receiving the money. The
incoming administration has pledged to revamp the rescue program to meet
Mystery Ailment Killing Endangered Pelicans
They're a familiar sight along the California
coast - birds with 6-foot wingspans gliding in a
V formation above the ocean.
But something is happening to the California Brown Pelican. Hundreds are dying,
and wildlife rescuers don't know why.
Symptoms Without A Cause
At the International Bird Rescue and ResearchCenter in San Pedro, they've taken
in more than 45 ailing pelicans in the past two weeks. Rehabilitation manager
Julie King and her staff have been working around the clock trying to save
"The symptoms they've been coming in with are a general weakness,"
King says. "They've been starving, emaciated, dehydrated and a little bit
In previous years, she says, the endangered pelicans have been plagued with
domoic acid poisoning, a neurotoxin found in algae blooms. But that doesn't
seem to be the primary cause of the current decline.
"Generally, birds that come in with domoic acid poisoning have some
fairly severe neurological symptoms, which none of the birds are exhibiting -
other than disorientation," King says.
Initial blood and tissue tests have shown trace amounts of domoic acid, but
researchers believe it may be playing a secondary role to a larger problem.
What that larger problem is, they don't yet know. Meanwhile, hundreds of birds
from Baja to Washington state
have been found dead or sick far from their coastal home. One pelican was found
in New Mexico, wandering in the
snow at an elevation of 7,000 feet.
People urged to avoid peanut butter products
FDA says people shouldn't eat peanut butter products while it investigates
January 18, 2009
Kellogg's recalls more peanut butter products
Kellogg Co. cites salmonella health risk in recalling products containing
WASHINGTON (AP) - What began as an investigation of bulk peanut butter
shipped to nursing homes and institutional cafeterias has broadened with the
Kellogg Co. recalling 16 products and federal officials confirming salmonella
contamination at a Georgia
facility that ships peanut products to 85 food companies
Kellogg had asked stores earlier this week to pull some of its venerable
Keebler crackers from shelves as a precaution. But in a statement late Friday
the Battle Creek, Mich.,
company announced it was voluntarily recalling the crackers and other products
in light of the problems in Georgia.
The nationwide salmonella outbreak has sickened hundreds of people in 43
states and killed at least six.
"The actions we are taking today are in keeping with our more than
100-year commitment to providing consumers with safe, high-quality
products," said David Mackay, Kellogg's president and CEO. "We
apologize for this unfortunate situation."
The recall includes Austin and
Keebler branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, as well as some snack-size
packs of Famous Amos Peanut Butter Cookies and Keebler Soft Batch Homestyle
Peanut Butter Cookies.
Sandra Williams, a compliance officer with the Food and Drug Administration
in Detroit, advised consumers not
to eat the products and to contact a doctor if they have any symptoms. She also
urged careful disposal of the tainted products to avoid the risk of homeless
people finding and eating them.
Health officials in Minnesota
and Virginia have linked two
deaths each to the outbreak and Idaho
and North Carolina have reported
one. Four of those five were elderly people, and all had salmonella when they
died, though their exact causes of death haven't been determined. But the CDC
said the salmonella may have contributed. Federal health authorities on
Saturday urged consumers tado avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other
foods that contain peanut butter until authorities can learn more about a
deadly outbreak of salmonella contamination.
The CDC said the bacteria behind the outbreak - typhimurium - is common
and not an unusually dangerous strain but that the elderly or those with
weakened immune systems are more at risk.
The salmonella outbreak is the second in two years involving peanut butter.
Salmonella is the nation's leading cause of food poisoning; common symptoms
include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps..
A new report states Palestinian militants have agreed Sunday to a one-week
cease-fire against Israel,
Hamas spokesman Ayman Taha said.
A 2-year-old girl in northern China
is in critical condition after testing positive for bird flu, state media said
Sunday. It is China's
second confirmed case of the virus this month.
Reuters - The European economy is sliding deeper into recession and the
fourth quarter of last year was "catastrophic," European Union
Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said on Sunday.
exports hit by global crisis: state media
BEIJING (AFP) - China's
toy exports have taken a beating from the global
financial crisis, with demand shrinking in the key US and European markets, state media reported Sunday.
In the period from January to November of last year, China's shipments of
toys abroad totalled eight billion dollars, an increase of just 2.5 percent
from the same period a year earlier, the People's Daily
said on its website.
This compares with the first 11 months of 2007, when toy exports had
increased by a blistering 20.3 percent, the paper said, citing customs
In November alone, toy exports declined 8.6 percent from the same month a
year earlier, according to the paper.
Registered toy exporters plunged by nearly half last year to 4,211, the
paper said, reflecting how weakening overseas demand is wreaking
havoc on China's
The paper quoted customs officials as saying that apart from the global slowdown, toy exports had also been impacted by
a series of recent product quality scandals.
For example, in mid-2007, US importers of Chinese toys issued recalls after
some were found to be coated with toxic lead paint. Similar products were later
banned in several countries.
The paper said that the United States
and the European Union account for two thirds of China's
Jacob's House Comment
In God's prophecy on this website given to Jacob on 8/6/07, entitled, "God Speaks About The Birth Pains This World Will
Soon Go Through", God speaks about what will happen to the merchandisers of
this world in the next few years.God
speaks about how their ships will be stranded in the harbors and they will not
be able to sell their goods.These
things are already beginning to come to pass for China while this prophecy is being fulfilled.
Quote from our Lord God to Jacob:
few years will also be a time when the horses, riders of thunder, and locusts
will be seen here.They will bring forth
their smell and their stink upon this earth.It will be a time when all of the green hills and the creature images
that I despise will be dissolved by My white hot eyes.For when many ships are stranded in the
harbors, they will be unable to sell their tarnished and damaged goods.When they are stranded without water in them
to drink, then My name will become known all over this world called earth.When the testing, writhing pain, trouble, and
confusion becomes more intensified and pronounced, so shall My name be talked
about in many fashionable circles and assemblies.
Lord God, will soon make a new virtuous order to flourish here by My
decree.Then by My wealth, strength,
wisdom, and power, I will tear down the old order that is here now.Measure by measure, brick by brick, it will
all pass away and be no more.Therefore,
day by day, month by month, shall affliction, distress, torrential floods,
rumblings, and diseases increase here.These things will come to the defiled tribes, which I loathe.By attrition shall I, the Lord God, tear them
down and ruin their dwelling places.
the pleasurable things that are on this earth today will soon fade away and be
no more.If the prominent men and women
here do not want to bring forth true tribute, praise, fasting, and glory to My
Holy name, they will not survive My consuming and unending fire.If they do not want to honor the name, mercy,
charity, and resurrected body of My only Son, Jesus, they will perish for their
January 19, 2009
Britain announced a second rescue plan for the country's ailing banks on Monday, hoping to thaw frozen lending by offering to insure banks against large-scale losses on bad assets they already hold.
The day before President-elect Barack Obama takes office, the escalating troubles facing major banks around the world couldn't be clearer.An 850 billion dollar US stimulus package is being proposed.It includes tax cuts to help businesses and families.
Shadow of vigilantes appears in Mexico drug war
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) -Shadowy vigilante groups are threatening Mexico's drug gangs near the U.S. border in retaliation for a wave of murders and kidnappings that killed 1,600 people in this city alone last year.
Ciudad Juarez, a manufacturing center in the desert across from El Paso, Texas, was the scene of the worst violence in 2008 as drug cartels fought each other as well as staging kidnappings for ransom and extorting businessmen.
MRSA rising in kids' ear, nose, throat infections
CHICAGO - Researchers say they found an "alarming increase in children's ear, nose and throat infections nationwide caused by dangerous drug-resistant staph germs. Other studies have shown rising numbers of skin infections in adults and children caused by these germs, nicknamed MRSA, but this is the first nationwide report on how common they are in deeper tissue infections in the head and neck, the study authors said. These include certain ear and sinus infections, and abcesses that can form in the tonsils and throat.The study found a total of 21,009 pediatric head and neck infections caused by staph germs from 2001 through 2006. The percentage caused by hard-to-treat MRSA bacteria more than doubled during that time from almost 12 percent to 28 percent. "In most parts of the United States, there's been an alarming rise," said study author Dr. Steven Sobol, a children's head and neck specialist at EmoryUniversity.
A strong earthquake measuring 6. 7 on the Richter scale jolted KermadecIslands north of New Zealand early Monday, China's Xinhua news agency quoted the U.S. Geological Survey as reporting.
Washington, January 19: A collaborative study has lent more force to the suggestion that water pollution is triggering male fertility problems.The study involving researchers from BrunelUniversity, the Universities of Exeter and Reading and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology has revealed that a group of testosterone-blocking chemicals is finding its way into UK rivers, affecting wildlife and potentially humans.
LONDON (Reuters) - Pressure on incoming U.S. President Barack Obama to act quickly on the global financial crisis was underlined on Tuesday by tumbling bank shares, a slump in Japanese consumer sentiment and a teetering car sector.Japan has decided to launch rockets into space to catch up with the US, Russian, and European space programs.
Underscoring the dire state of the world economy, Japan reported consumer confidence plunging to a record low last month in yet another sign of deepening recession.
On Monday, Britain threw its troubled banks a second multi-billion pound lifeline in three months and gave its central bank the green light to pump cash into the ailing economy because interest rates are already close to zero.
Britain is set to confirm on Friday the world's fifth-largest economy is now in its first recession since 1992.
China, the world's main growth engine, on Tuesday reported its first rise in urban unemployment in five years. It will release Q4 GDP data on Thursday which are forecast to show annual growth at 7.0 percent, the slowest pace in nine years. After years of fast growth, the economy has been hit by a housing slump and the impact of the global slowdown. Wen Jiabao, premier, will visit Europe next week to discuss the crisis.
Japan's economy is 'worsening rapidly' amid plunging industrial production, falling exports and worries about looming large-scale lay-offs, the government declared
Jan 22, 2009
New-home construction plunged to an all-time low in December, capping the worst year for builders on records dating back to 1959.
New U. S. President Sworn In:
Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in Tuesday as the 44th president of the United States, With his hand on the gilt-edged, burgundy Bible used by President Lincoln in 1861, Obama swore, " I Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God."
Jacob's House Comment
Within a few days of the new President Obama's swearing to God that he would "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States," this President has already defied some of God's laws, commandments, and rules for this world.Below are two of the anti-God rulings this new President Obama has enacted within a few days of his rise to power.These new bills he has signed into law will bring God's wrath and fury upon America as never before.For this new President Obama has joined a long list of U.S. presidents who have not kept their promises and vows to God.Therefore, God's right hand will be against him.He has refused God's abiding love, power, and eternal glory, for the trivial and insignificant things of this corrupt and fallen world today.
President-elect Obama has reversed the US controversial abortion policy.
This incoming president has issued an executive order to reverse policy.This policy bans U.S. funding of international groups that promote abortion.Reagan initiated "Mexico City policy"; Clinton reversed it; Bush reinstated it.President Obama marked the 36th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision on Thursday by reversing some of Bush's anti-abortion policies, including the prohibition of foreign aid to family planning groups that "perform or promote" abortions around the world.
US to carry out first human stem cell trials
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US biotech firm Geron Corp. announced on Friday that the new President Obama has signed legislation to allow it to carry out the first human trials using embryonic stem cells, testing the therapy on patients paralysed by spinal-cord injury.
The Menlo Park, California firm said in a statement that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had cleared it for the first phase of trials of a novel therapy called GRNOPC1.
The goal is to inject embryonic cells into the spines of paralysed volunteers in the hope that this will prompt damaged nerve cells to regrow, enabling the patients to eventually recover feeling and movement.
They are taken from early-stage embryos, which are destroyed in the process, and this has prompted some religious groups to brand the process as unethical.
Geron's announcement came less than three days after George W. Bush - who had imposed clamps on most federal funding on embryonic stem cell research - left the White House.
Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it is cutting 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months, a sign of how badly even the biggest and richest companies are being stung by the recession.
Around The World the Economic Crisis and Depression Deepens:
China's economic slowdown deepened in the last quarter of 2008 as slumping exports combined with a weak housing market to sharply reduce the growth rate of the economy.In China, as many as six million people from the countryside have lost their jobs in the cities because of the economic crisis, the National Bureau of Statistics said as it released the economic data for 2008.Many of these rural migrants worked in factories that sold products overseas, and the bureau's announcement confirmed the growing problem facing China as export markets evaporate."The international financial crisis is deepening and spreading with a continuing negative impact on the domestic economy," said Ma Jiantang, the head of the statistics bureau.
Demand for United Kingdom manufactured goods has plummeted over the last three months and is weaker than at any time since July 1991, according to the CBI employers' group
South Korea said its economy was in the worst shape since the East Asian financial crisis a decade ago, following a 5.6-percent contraction quarter-on-quarter in the final three months of last year.
Japan meanwhile announced a 35 percent plunge in exports in December as consumers worldwide tightened their belts even more, driving Asia's biggest economy further into recession."Exports tumbled so much that you cannot believe your eyes," said Naoki Murakami, chief economist at Monex Securities in Japan.The trade data out of Japan led analysts to predict that the economy there would suffer its worst performance since 1974 in the fourth quarter of 2008.
National Australia Bank group chief economist Alan Oster described Asia's economic health as "in a word, poor - and decelerating quickly."One of the big problems is when we look at industrial production and GDP across the region, we see quite rapid declines," Oster told AFP.
Singapore reported on Wednesday it was facing its worst-ever recession after the economy contracted by 16.9 percent in the final quarter, its biggest fall on record.
In South Korea, the government could not hide its shock at how quickly its economy was falling apart.
The trade data out of Japan led analysts to predict that the economy there would suffer its worst performance since 1974 in the fourth quarter of 2008."It's inevitable that we will see a 10 percent or steeper drop," said Hiroshi Watanabe, an economist at Daiwa Institute of Research.
LONDON (AFP) - Britain is in recession for the first time since 1991 after its economy shrank during the final two quarters of last year as a global financial crisis raged, official data showed on Friday.The Royal Bank of Scotland is facing 41.3 billion dollar loss.This is the largest in UK history.
Britain joins the United States, the eurozone and Japan in recession as the global economy struggles to recover from the credit crisis fallout.
A woman in China has died from the H5NI strain of bird flu.This is the second death this year there.Another woman has contracted a case of bird flu in Northeast India.
Five people have been killed in avalanches in the US and Canada recently.
Over 100 product recall continue for the Salmonella peanut products outbreak in the US which has sickened close to 500 people.Now pet foods are on this recall.
January 26, 2009
US home building has fallen 50 percent from 2007.This is the worse showing in 50 years.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - One month ago, 20-year-old beauty queen Mariana Bridi was living the dream of many young Brazilian women, trading her striking good looks for a modeling career that promised to lift her family out of poverty.
Then she contracted a seemingly ordinary urinary tract infection. The bacteria spread quickly and inexorably through her body, proving to be extremely drug resistant. In a desperate bid to save her life, doctors amputated her hands and feet. However by Saturday she was dead.
The course of her illness was swift.In late December, she fell ill and doctors in her native state of Espirito Santo northeast of Rio de Janeiro initially diagnosed as having kidney stones.She returned to a hospital on Jan. 3 in septic shock life-threatening low blood pressure from the infection that would force doctors to amputate first her feet, then her hands. Doctors said there was little they could do but pump drugs into her and hope for the best.It was a nightmare scenario for anyone with an infection: Her body did not react to the latest and most potent drugs while the bacteria in her veins spread from head to toe.
In Bridi's case, the culprit was the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is known to be drug resistant.According to the January 2008 book "Pseudomonas: Genomics and Molecular Biology," edited by Pierre Cornelis, a researcher at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology in Brussels, the bacteria has the "worrisome characteristic" of "low antibiotic susceptibility." It also easily mutates to develop resistance to new drugs.
Deaths from infections caused by the bacteria are relatively rare, but not unheard of: In late 2006, an outbreak of the bacteria at WhiteMemorialMedicalCenter in Los Angeles sickened five infants leading to the deaths of two of them.This bacteria causes about 10 percent of the roughly two million hospital-acquired infections each year in the U.S., according to health officials.A short statement from the Espirito Santo State Health Secretariat announced her death on Saturday "despite all the commitment of the hospital team."
Jacob's House Comment
More unusual deaths like this one will follow soon as our God shows this world how sinful, filthy, and corrupt many people have become. Diseases will mutate and no cure will be found for them. These diseases and troubles will bring many people to God, through His only Son, Jesus.
Car dealers try to survive as economy, sales drop
Auto dealers' convention focuses on survival as sales drop and economy keeps buyers home.At this year's version of the National Automobile Dealers Association convention, survival has passed maximizing profits as the focus of the annual event.
Climate shift 'killing US trees
Old growth trees in western parts of the US are probably being killed as a result of regional changes to the climate, a study has suggested.
Analysis of undisturbed forests showed that the trees' mortality rate had doubled since 1955, researchers said. They warned that the loss of old growth trees could have implications for the areas' ecology and for the amount of carbon that the forests could store. The findings have been published in the journal Science.
"Data from unmanaged old forests in the western US showed that background mortality rates have increased rapidly in recent decades," the team of US and Canadian scientists wrote. "Because mortality increased in small trees, the overall increase in mortality rates cannot be attributed to ageing of large trees," they added.
"Regional warming and consequent increases in water deficits are likely contributors to the increase in tree mortality rates." "This regional warming has contributed to widespread hydrological changes, such as declining fraction of precipitation falling as snow, declining snowpack water content, earlier spring snowmelt and a consequent lengthening of summer drought."
Over the study period, which stretched back to 1955, more than 11,000 trees died. The researchers reported that the increased mortality rate affected a range of species, different sized trees, and all elevations. Warmer temperatures might also increase the number and prevalence of insects and diseases that attack trees, the team added. They used the example of recent outbreaks of tree-killing bark beetles in the US, which have been linked to a rise in temperatures.
Another member of the team, Dr Nate Stephenson, said increasing tree deaths could indicate a forest that was vulnerable to sudden, widespread die-back. "That may be our biggest concern," he warned. "Is the trend we're seeing a prelude to bigger, more abrupt changes to our forests."
In another release of news this week some of the nation's largest US largest farming cooperatives are planning cutbacks and less plantings this spring.They are concerned that their water supplies will drop off because of drought conditions in California, USA.They are also concerned that the Federal Government water supplies will not be adequate to meet their needs.
Jacob's House Comments
In God's prophecy on this website entitled, "GOD EXPLAINS HIS OVERWHELMING AND CONSUMING POWER" our Lord God spoke to Jacob about what would happen here in the next few years.God spoke about the fact that He would destroy the evil areas of this world that were still full of weeds, decay, lust, slavery, oppression, evil behavior, and violence.God spoke about the fact that He would turn over the fallow and rocky ground that exists in many nations today.
God spoke in this prophecy about how He would discard all of the waste and wilderness places He despises and has a controversy with.These things are already coming to pass as God shifts to His new spiritual day, and discards this dead and dying one we are experiencing now.
Below are some of the words from God, given to Jacob on 1/15/06.These words are from the prophecy, "God Explains His Overwhelming and Consuming Power":
"I, the Lord God, know many nations today are full of oppression, evil behavior, slavery, and the wanton desires of the flesh.Therefore, in the coming hours of this earth age My water from the heavens will not flow to them anymore, or help them in any way.These idolatrous nations will not have My purified water to refresh them in their times of distress, need, and trouble.
I, the Lord God, will soon turn the fallow and rocky ground that exists in many nations today into rich and fertile fields.Then My elegance and beauty will be seen in them again.I will soon come to rule a new earth with My Son, Jesus at My side.My new earth will be free of the weeds, decay, and brambles that are here now, watchman.
So shall I discard all of the waste and wilderness places, which I despise.So shall I make them into profitable fields once more where My words can be heard and strictly enforced.So shall My lovely cedar trees be able to grow strong and mighty for Me upon all of My mountaintops.For I, the Lord God, have the power to lay all of the mountains and high places of this earth low.I can also rearrange the desert and decayed places and make them into rich and fertile fields of beautiful pastureland.I can make them elegant and desirable once again for Me and My Son, Jesus.I can make them into fruitful gardens of elegance where joyful hearts can be seen worshipping and praising My Holy name, watchman."
ATHENS "The Italians, the Spaniards, the Greeks, we all have been living in happy land, spending what we did not have," said George Economou, a Greek shipping magnate, contemplating his country's economic troubles and others' from his spacious boardroom. "It was a fantasy world."
For some of the countries on the periphery of the 16-member euro currency zone, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain this debt-fired dream of endless consumption has turned into the rudest of nightmares, raising the risk that a euro country may be forced to declare bankruptcy or abandon the currency.
Bad Times Spur a Flight to Jobs Viewed as Safe.After years of struggling to get their wages up, the nation's workers are trying to find jobs that will simply last, at least through the deep recession.
January 29, 2009
Up to 110 mph winds have killed more than 12 people in Portugal,
France, and Spain.
An avalanche has killed 10 people at a Turkish ski resort.
confirming 6 new cases of bird flu this month.
Child abuse is on the rise in the nation of Jamaica.
From the Rockies to the Mid Atlantic United States
snow and ice has prompted winter storm worries.More than 1 million people are without power in their homes and
businesses across the US
because of the ice and snow storms stretching from Oklahoma
to Pennsylvania.Driving conditions have been treacherous in Dallas,
Indiana, and Oklahoma,
Twenty people are now dead as avalanches caused havoc across Europe.
People in Myanmar
are facing food shortages because of last year's cyclone.They are also facing a destruction of their
crops because an infestation of rats.
A new report is stating 2 million Chinese are now out of work because of the
richest charitable foundations are saying they are going to give 100 million
dollars in funds to help people with home foreclosures and to help food banks
to stock their shelves.
It has been reported that a 93 year old US
war veteran man from Michigan, USA,
froze to death because he could not pay his power bills and his electricity was
shut off.The power company there
limited the electricity to his home.The
temperature outside was in the 20's when he froze to death.The man had 4 layers of clothing on and
blankets were over him.He died with
frost bitten feet.
A new US
bill is in the works to increase checking plants in the USA
for Salmonella Disease.
January 29, 2009
NEW YORK - Caution has returned to Wall Street as unemployment claims reached a record high and new home sales hit a record low. The reports were two
more glaring signs that the economy is still slumping.
Officials: Army suicides at 3-decade high
WASHINGTON - Suicides among U.S.
soldiers rose last year to the highest level in decades, the Army announced
Thursday. At least 128 soldiers killed themselves in 2008. But the final count
is likely to be considerably higher because 15 more suspicious deaths are still
being investigated and could also turn out to be self-inflicted, the Army said.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama issued a withering critique
Thursday of Wall Street corporate behavior,
calling it "the height of irresponsibility" for Wall Street employees to be paid more than $18 billion
in bonuses last year while their financial sector was crumbling."It is shameful," Obama said from the
Oval Office. "And part of what we're going
to need is for the folks on Wall Street who are asking for help to show some
restraint, and show some discipline, and show some sense of
Mount Redoubt, the Alaskan volcano
expected to erupt at any time, is getting a bit more edgy. The Alaska Volcano
Observatory said in a statement Friday "volcanic tremor" has
increased in "amplitude."Volcanic tremor" increasing in
"amplitude," observatory says
The 10,200-foot Mount Redoubt is
about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska
Volcano last erupted in December 1989.Eruption could spawn huge mudflows, disrupt
flights with ash.
A Florida beach has been shut down as 1,000 sharks gather near shore.
The number of people receiving unemployment benefits has reached the highest
level on records that go back more than 40 years, the government said Thursday,
and more layoffs are spreading throughout the U.S.A.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The US economy shrank at a 3.8 percent pace at the end of
2008, the worst showing in a quarter-century, as the deepening recession forced
consumers and businesses to throttle back spending.American consumers and businesses cut back
everywhere in the final three months of 2008. Shoppers chopped spending on
cars, furniture, appliances, clothes and other items. Businesses dropped the ax
on equipment and software, home building and commercial construction. And
overseas sales of U.S.-made goods and services tanked as foreign buyers
grappled with their own economic woes.
Tainted Peanut Product Recalls, Illnesses Grow.More companies are recalling products
containing peanuts since the government linked peanuts to an outbreak of
salmonella that is tied to the deaths of eight people so far.More than 430 products have been pulled from
shelves amid an outbreak that, so far, has been linked to nearly 500 illnesses,
half of those in children. Eight deaths are reported so far from the outbreak.
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia
announced a crackdown on pollution of the Great
Barrier Reef Thursday as the
World Heritage-listed site comes under increasing threat from toxic chemicals
and climate change.Farmers who allow pesticides and fertilizers
to run off into the seas around the reef - described as the world's largest living organism- will be fined under new conservation laws, officials said.
is experiencing its worst heat wave in decades, with temperatures in excess of
43C (109F).Health officials in South
Australia say the searing heat may be to blame for an
apparent increase in the number of sudden deaths among the elderly. In neighboring Victoria
state, bush fires have destroyed at least 10 homes. Nearly 500,000 people in the state are
reported to have lost their power supplies, following severe pressure on the
Jacob's House Comment
When will Australia and the other nations of this world realize that God is in control
of all of their nations today?For our
Father in Heaven is taking out the stabilizers that these nations have relied
upon for so long.God is bringing about
famine, disease, pestilence, plagues, fire storms, and trouble to the people of
this world who do not know Him, which he has a controversy with today.Therefore, they had better get on their hands
and knees and beg their Creator to forgive them before they perish in their own
iniquity.They had better repent of
their mistakes and give allegiance and praise to the one true God who can save
them, the Lord God of Heaven and earth.
President Obama has called the contraction of the US
economy in the final quarter of 2008 a "continuing disaster" for the US.
economic output fell 3.8%, the worst quarterly contraction in more than 26
years, official figures have shown.
Jacob's House Comment
The USA is headed for famine, diseases, bad judgment, and more weather disasters, for the leaders there have defied
and disobeyed the Commandments and laws given to them by the Lord of Hosts, and
the King of kings of this world.Therefore, now the USA must pay for all of the corruption, seeds of darkness,
and filthiness it has promoted in recent years. It must pay for all of the rotten seeds it has
sowed, all over this world.Soon justice
and fairness will prevail once again when our Lord God brings about BeulahLand to this earthen world.
Acid oceans 'need urgent action'
The world's marine ecosystems risk being severely damaged by
ocean acidification unless there are dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions, warn
More than 150 top marine researchers have voiced their concerns through the
"Monaco Declaration", which warns that changes in acidity are
accelerating. It says pH levels are changing 100 times faster than natural
variability. "We scientists who met in Monaco to review what is known
about ocean acidification declare that we are deeply concerned by recent, rapid
changes in ocean chemistry and their potential, within decades, to severely
affect marine organisms, food webs, biodiversity and fisheries."
Eurozone jobless at two-year high
The eurozone unemployment rate totaled 8% in December, according to the
latest official European Union data, up from a revised 7.9% in November.
Unemployment was highest in Spain,
which recorded a 14.4% figure. Meanwhile, eurozone inflation fell in January to
1.1%, its lowest level in almost 10 years, from 1.6% in December.
World growth 'worst for 60 years'
World economic growth is set to fall to just 0.5% this year, its lowest
rate since World War II, warns the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
February 1, 2009
Four hundred acres of grass fires are burning in Oklahoma,
USA.High winds are fanning the flames.There is also fire danger being reported in Florida.
The US gross national product fell at the fastest rate in 27 years as the US sunk deeper into a recession, the commerce department has said.
February 2, 2009
Commission gets grim report on wartime spending
WASHINGTON - A new commission
examining waste and corruption in wartime contracts is getting a grim report
from government watchdogs who say poor planning, weak oversight and greed
combined to soak U.S.
taxpayers and undermine American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stuart Bowen, the special
inspector general for Iraq
reconstruction, says U.S.
taxpayers have paid nearly $51 billion for a wide array of projects in Iraq
-from training the Iraqi army and police to
rebuilding the country's oil, electric, health, justice, and transportation
sectors.Some of these projects
succeeded, Bowen informed the Wartime Contracting Commission at its first
public hearing, according to his written testimony, but many did not. Violence in Iraq along with
constant friction between U.S.
officials in Washington and Baghdad
were also major factors that undercut progress.
government "was neither prepared for nor able to respond quickly to the
ever-changing demands" of stabilizing Iraq
and then rebuilding it, Bowen said in his written testimony. Overall, the Pentagon,
State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development have paid
contractors more than $100 billion since 2003 for goods and services to support
war operations and rebuilding projects in Iraq
There are 154 open criminal investigations into allegations of bribery, conflicts of interest, defective products, bid rigging, and theft stemming from the wars.
February 5, 2009
A new report in the US
is stating that acreage burned by wild fires there has jumped 6 fold in the
last 17 years.Most of this burned
acreage is occurring in the Western part of the US.
Heavy snow is disrupting flights in Britain
at London's airports.It is the worse snow there in many
The US stock
market is experiencing the worst decline ever in January 2009.
The state of Kentucky, USA
is still recovering from an ice storm that happened a week ago.
Thirty-one million people from the USA
are now collecting food stamps.This is
up 14% in the last year and at a record high.
credit card debt in 2008 has reached $950 billion.
A new report is stating greed has been rampant in the US
in the last few years.Consumer spending
was down 3% for Christmas 2008.New tax
free holidays are being planned by many US
states to get their consumers to spend.Another report is stating that now only 33% of Americans trust their
banks.Only 24% of them trust their
Mutual Funds.Only 12% trust big
business.Only 11% of Americans trust
the Stock Market today.Over 50.5% of
Americans today now believe that greed and bad governance caused the US
crisis they are now facing.About 31.6%
of them believe a lack of oversight caused the US
crisis.About 11.2% of them believe that
too much government caused the crisis.About 80.2% of them are less confident in the US
government to help them out of the crisis they are facing.Only 10.4% are confident in the US
today.Most Americans believe that
managerial greed, and bad management are to blame for the problems in the US
Over 1000 auto dealers have closed their doors in the last year in the US.About 50,000 jobs have also been lost in this
Jacob's House Comment
The reason the USA is facing all of these problems and woes today, is because
they have denied the living God who made them great in the beginning. They have rejected God's righteous ways and
commandments, which would have brought them security, safety, and great physical,
as well as eternal wealth.Instead, in
recent years the leaders of the US have now decided to break any vows and promises that were
made to God long ago.However, these
vows and promises are recorded in heaven and cannot be broken at any time, or
by anyone. Now God's rejection of America's evil and self-centered ways is becoming clear to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.Therefore, America's woes, travail, and troubles, are going to
continue indefinitely.Adverse weather
from God will be seen here, and it will also be seen in the other nations
around the world that have rejected their Creator.God's curse will become more evident and apparent
in the next few years as America is threshed, burned, and torn apart by God's jealousy and
anger.Many other nations will also feel
God's wrath and anger upon them for their rejection of His commandments, His
Son, Jesus, and His straight and narrow ways.
See these following verses from God's words in the
Bible, and you will know how God is going to punish America, and the other nations that have refused Him today.
Isaiah 1: 16-25
16.Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil
of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17.Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the
fatherless, plead for the widow.
18.Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins
be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool.
ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of
the Lord hath spoken it.
is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness
lodged in it; but now murderers.
silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and
followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause
of the widow come unto them.
24.Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel,
Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away
all thy tin:
TOKYO - A volcano near Tokyo erupted Monday,
shooting up billowing smoke and showering parts of the capital with a fine ash
that sent some city residents to the car wash and left others puzzled over the
white powder they initially mistook for snow.
Mount Asama erupted in
the early hours of Monday, belching out a plume that rose about a mile (1.6
kilometers) high, Japan's
Meteorological Agency said.
There were no reports of injuries or damage from the eruption of the
volcano, 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Tokyo.
It last erupted in August, 2008, causing no major damage.
Heavy snow has fallen across large parts of the UK,
disrupting travel and closing thousands of schools.
South-east England has the worst snow it has seen for
18 years, causing all London buses
to be pulled from service and the closure of Heathrow's runways.
The Met Office has issued an extreme weather warning for England,
Wales and parts
of eastern Scotland.
By late Monday, the South East could be under a foot (30cm) of snow and the
North East under 20 inches (50cm).
says 20 million migrant workers have lost their jobs during the economic
downturn - three times greater than had been suggested previously.
A survey carried out in 15 provinces suggests around 15% of the total migrant
labour pool is now unemployed. "If we put these figures together, we have
roughly 25 to 26 million rural migrant workers who are now coming under
pressure for employment," said Chen Xiwen, the director of the Central
Rural Work Leading Group.
The fear, of course, is that large numbers of unhappy unemployed workers in
rural areas could cause trouble.
More than 3,000 people have died from the worst outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe's
history, which has infected more than 60,000 people.
The epidemic has been fuelled by the country's economic meltdown, which has
led to the collapse of the country's water, health and sanitation systems.
Freeze warnings have been issued for Florida
where much of the US strawberry crop and food supplies come from.
is experiencing the worst economic crash of any country in peacetime in October
Its authorities have denied responsibility, but widespread protests
eventually forced the government to resign on 26 January, the first government
to do so because of the global crisis. Johanna Sigurdardottir, named as Iceland's
prime minister on Sunday, is the first openly lesbian head of government in Europe,
if not the world - at least in modern times.
Riddle of Liberian insect plague
A devastating plague of caterpillars ravaging part of West
Africa is not armyworms, as previously believed, but an
unidentified species, experts say.
A UN emergency co-ordinator told the BBC the insects in Liberia
and Guinea were
very different from armyworms. He said experts had noted the insect has
distinct feeding patterns, life cycle, habits, movement and appearance.
Specialists are studying the pest to find a way of controlling the swarm, which
has affected 400,000 residents. As well as devouring crops, the infestation has
polluted water sources with feces.
The plague of armyworm caterpillars in Liberia
has affected some 400,000 people and the UN warns of a second wave of
Farmer and village chief Richard Kerkula from Larwoi, in Bong county near
the Guinean border, describes how the worms invaded his fields.
It was early in the
morning three weeks ago. As usual, I went out to inspect the crop on my land
where I grow cocoa beans and banana. I was met by a horrible sight. The leaves
of my banana plants and the cocoa trees were covered in black caterpillars.
They were moving around, eating the leaves. There were thousands of them. There
was no smell but their munching was making an unpleasant rustling sound. These
type of caterpillar are foreign to our area. I had heard of armyworms attacking
Liberian crops many years ago, but never seen anything like this before. Even
though they weren't eating the bananas and the cocoa beans, I knew that my
crops would be destroyed. If the leaves go, the plant cannot yield good crops.
Rain-battered Australian state on snake alert
SYDNEY - Rain-battered residents
in northeastern Australia
were on alert Wednesday for snakes in their bathrooms and crocodiles in the
road following repeated storms that have sent local wildlife in search of dry
land or a safe haven.
More than half of Queensland
state was declared a disaster area Tuesday because of the rains that started in
late December and are expected to continue.
hardest-hit town of Ingham, David
Harkin was preparing Wednesday to evacuate after watching floods wash through
his two-level home. He said he's seen several snakes around his home since the
latest storm hit Sunday.
"That's why I keep the broom here (at the front door) to chase the
snakes away," he told reporters. Some 2,900 homes have been damaged in
Ingham and hundreds of people evacuated to a temporary shelter.
In the coastal city of Townsville,
floods were blamed for washing a freshwater crocodile into the street where
it got run over.
The 5.25-foot-long (1.6-meter-long) crocodile survived and was being treated
for an injured eye and several broken teeth, the Townsville
Bulletin newspaper reported Wednesday.
Ingham had received 14.41 inches (366 millimeters) of rain in 24 hours
Wednesday morning, on top of more than 15.75 inches (400 millimeters) dumped in
the previous days.
The state government said Tuesday that the storms had caused an estimated
109 million Australian dollars ($69.5 million) in damage since late December
and that more than 56 percent of the state 376,755 square miles (975,794
square kilometers) is eligible for disaster relief.
About 17 rivers are flooded and dams are overflowing.
Some coastal areas are completely cut off by
flooding and authorities fear the stagnant water
could worsen an outbreak of dengue fever.
The United Nations says that 52 civilians have been killed in
the past day of fighting in Sri Lanka.
A UN spokesman also said that cluster bombs had hit a hospital, which has
been subject to several attacks.
February 7, 2009
Ice Storm deaths in Kentucky USA have risen to 28
people.Many counties are now being
declared disaster areas because of the storms.
Staggering job losses in the USA
continue to mount.Over 2 million people
have lost their jobs in the last four months.The US
job losses are the worst in 34 years.
declares drought emergency
has declared an emergency in eight northern and central drought-hit regions,
where nearly four million people are suffering water shortages.
Nearly half of China's
winter crop, some 10m hectares (24m acres) of wheat and rape seed - are also
President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao ordered all-out efforts to fight
the drought, allocating 400m yuan ($58m, or 40mpounds) in relief assistance.
drought relief office called it an event "rarely seen in history".
droughts and floods annually but has seen a recent increase in extreme weather
A new report is stating
snow and ice are causing travel havoc across the UK
Snow has caused major disruption to schools and on the roads,
and forecasters have warned more heavy snowfall is on the way.
Severe weather warnings are in place and two walkers have died in freezing
conditions in the Lake District.
Councils say they are running out of road salt and the AA warned shortages
have created a "road safety crisis".
The M4, M5 and M1 have been badly affected and thousands of schools have had
'Eight inches' of snow
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for heavy snow in much of
southern and central England,
Scotland, and Northern
BBC weather forecasters are now warning
that similar quantities of snow to Monday could fall on London
and parts of southern England
diary: Fighting cholera
More than 3,300 people have died from the worst outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe's
history, which has infected nearly 66,000 people.
The epidemic has been fuelled by the country's economic meltdown, which has
led to the collapse of the country's water, health and sanitation systems.
Snow brings another day of chaos
Heavy snow has brought a fifth day of chaos to the UK,
with severe weather warnings issued to much of the country.
Road, rail and air transport is again badly affected, while hundreds of
schools have again been closed.
The West Country and south Wales
were worst-hit, with Okehampton in west Devon seeing
22in (55cm) of snow.
The Severn crossings were closed after ice began
falling onto cars and smashing windscreens, but the M48 crossing has since
unemployment rate rose to 7.6% in January, up from 7.2% in December, according
to official figures.
The rise puts the unemployment rate at the highest level since 1992.
According to the US Labor Department, the economy lost 598,000 non-farm jobs
for the month, and it also revised upwards the job losses for December.
February 8, 2009
It is now being reported that the Salmonella outbreak in the
USA was due to
Consumer credit in the USA
has dropped for 3 straight months in a row.
Many areas of Australia
are seeing dozens of fires, which have burned many structures down.So far 84 people are dead from these various
brush fires which are now out of control.
February 10, 2009
Three more US banks need to be bailed out by government
Consumer credit in the USA
has dropped for 3 straight months in a row.
Dozens of zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums are having
financial problems.They may have to
close some of their exhibits and sell some of their animals.
February 11, 2009
A new earthquake has jolted northern Peru.
Nissan Corporation to cut 20,000 jobs worldwide.
target arsonists, one arrested so far.
The bushfires raging across large areas of south-eastern Australia
have destroyed entire towns and devastated local communities. Many people
perished in their cars as they tried to drive to safety. 180 people known dead.
Parts of Britain
have been hit by flooding in the wake of a severe storm which unleashed heavy
rain, strong winds and snow.The
Environment Agency has issued 90 flood warnings, mostly in southern England,
while police and firefighters handled hundreds of 999 calls.In Somerset
20 people stranded in flood water were rescued from their cars.In Gloucestershire, 350 homes were left
without electricity after heavy snow blanketed the Midlands
and east Wales.Craig Woolhouse, head of flood defenses at
the Environment Agency, told the BBC a
combination of weather conditions - including heavy rain, snow melt and
"tide-locking" of rivers caused by high tides - was causing the
flooding in southern England.
Bad debt leads to big loss at UBS
UBS, Switzerland's largest bank, has reported a loss of 19.7bn Swiss
francs ($16.8bn; pounds 11.3bn) for 2008, due to write-downs at its investment unit.The firm got a 6bn-Swiss franc bail-out
from the Swiss government in October.UBS was also told at the time that it could transfer up to $60bn of
distressed assets to a fund supported by the Swiss central bank.
Deadly gun fights in north Mexico
Gun battles between suspected drug gang members and troops have
left 21 dead in northern Mexico,
police say. Drug-related violence kills
thousands every year in Mexico
and more than doubled this year to nearly 5,400.The violence is likely to worsen in 2009, the
nation's top prosecutor said. Rising
violence occurring because of internal power struggles as drug gangs split and
fight for turf. The Mexican government
has deployed some 40,000 troops and police since December 2006 against the
exports see sharp decline
exports fell more than expected in January, down 17.5% from a year earlier,
marking the biggest drop in more than 10 years, figures have shown. Imports were down 43.1% in the month compared
with a year ago, as China's
economy continued to be hit by the global economic slowdown. Analysts say the slowdown could prompt more
factory closures and job losses. World
bank to loan China
money to help recent earthquake victims rebuild
February 14, 2009
The collision between a US
and Russian satellite in space highlights the growing importance of monitoring
objects in orbit.There are about
17,000 man-made objects above 10cm in size that orbit Earth - and the tally is
constantly increasing. This in turn raises the risk of collisions between
objects.The commercial Iridium
satellites comprised a network of 66 spacecraft up until the accident. This group also occupies "a very crowded
altitude of low- Earth orbit".
Jacob's House Comment:
Many men today are not only polluting this world called earth, they are trying to pollute God's heavenly realm. This will bring upon them God's wrath and fury as their entire households are consumed and punished in the next few years.
A parent is jailed for their child's truancy once a fortnight
every school term in England
and Wales, analysis
of court statistics shows.
A new government report is stating that it may take up to 2
trillion dollars in federal government dollars to save the banking system in
The Peanut Corporation of America
is filing for Chapter Seven bankruptcy to avoid lawsuits from their Salmonella
contaminated products.At least 1800
products are now being recalled.Rodents, poor oversight, and filth were to blame for this disaster.
A new report is stating that 3.6 million people have lost their jobs in the US
since the recession started.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A shark attacked a surfer at Sydney's
famous BondiBeach Thursday, seriously injuring the man's left hand and arm,
Australian police said.The attack comes
one day after a navy diver was attacked by a
shark in SydneyHarbor.
The diver lost a hand and has severe leg injuries. There have been at least four other shark attacks so far this Australian summer, one of them
fatal, sparking a global media frenzy of "Jaws" proportions.Last month, there were three shark attacks in
Australian waters in just two days.
Jacob's House Comment
As we have stated here before on this website, animals will become more ferocious and vicious in the next few years. They will attack man in increasing numbers and devour him as the second coming of our Lord Jesus draws near.
A chicken housing crisis has cropped up in the U.S.,
and it's producing some of the same bleak results as the human one -
foreclosures, lawsuits and devastated homeowners.In the wake of last year's bankruptcy filing
by poultry giant Pilgrim's
Pride Corp., hundreds of farmers suddenly find themselves unable to make
mortgage payments on their pricey chicken coops.To cut costs, Pilgrim's, the nation's
second-largest chicken company, has terminated contracts with at least 300
farms in Arkansas, Florida,
and North Carolina.
As the credit crisis ripples around the globe, more consumers are postponing
extravagant purchases like mink coats and chinchilla stoles, squeezing the
global fur business.Pelt prices are
down about 30% from a year ago.
MEXICO CITY - As drug violence continues to spiral out of control in Mexico,
a commission led by three former Latin American heads of state blasted the
U.S.-led drug war as a failure that is pushing Latin American societies to the
A new Federal Reserve report is stating the recession has cut many
Americans' net worth by about 20 percent as the value of their homes, stock
portfolios, and businesses have plummeted.
Powerful earthquake hits Indonesia,
A powerful earthquake off eastern Indonesia
briefly triggered a tsunami warning Thursday, causing a stampede of residents
to higher ground. Hundreds of buildings were damaged and at least 42 people
were injured, some seriously.The U.S.
Geological Survey said the 7.2-magnitude quake struck at (1734 GMT; Wednesday EST) and was followed by nearly a dozen aftershocks.
February 15, 2009
WHITTLESEA, Australia - Australians mourning the lives lost in horrific wildfires last week sought
comfort at churches Sunday even as firefighters continued to battle a dozen blazes
still burning in the state.Thousands of
people are now homeless there.
Fire engines raced past the small,
in Whittlesea while the Archbishop of Melbourne was leading a service, their sirens briefly
drowning out a song.
More than 180 people were killed and 1,800 homes destroyed when some 400
blazes - some thought to have been deliberately set, tore across Victoria
state on Feb. 7 in Australia's
worst-ever wildfire disaster.
Across the 1,500-square mile (3,900-square kilometer) fire zone, residents
and friends gathered at church services to pray
for the dead. The scene was repeated at churches across the country.
Jacob's House Comment
God is punishing Australia with fanning winds, drought, fires, and a lack of water, for
her reluctance to love Him and His Son, Jesus, today.He is also punishing Australia for her lack of faith, trust, and belief in His sound words
of prophecy and judgment.
See Deuteronomy 28:15-24.
Global warming 'underestimated.
The severity of global warming over the next century will be
much worse than previously believed, a leading climate scientist has warned.
Professor Chris Field, an author of a 2007 landmark report on climate
change, said future temperatures "will be beyond anything" predicted.
The climate is heating up far faster than scientists had predicted, spurred by
sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries like
China and India, a top climate scientist said.He said warming is likely to cause more environmental damage than
The crash of two satellites has generated an estimated tens of thousands of
pieces of space junk that could circle Earth and threaten other satellites for
the next 10,000 years, space experts said recently.
Beaches may harbor staph bacteria: U.S.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Swimmers at crowded public
beaches are likely to bring home more than a bit of sand in their bathing
suits, according to U.S. researchers, who said as many as one in three swimmers
may be exposed to contagious staph bacteria.
They said people who swim in subtropical marine waters have a 37 percent
higher risk of being exposed to staph bacteria, including an antibiotic
resistant staph known as Methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
"We think that people are the instruments for bringing their organisms
into the water and leaving it behind," Dr. Lisa Plano of the University of Miami told reporters at
the American Association for the Advancement of Science
meeting in Chicago on
Friday."I don't know if that is
the only source. The bacteria may still be in the sand left over from other
people, but we haven't studied that. These are things we plan to do in the
Jacob's House Comment
The Lord has told Jacob that diseases will become more commonplace in the next few years. They will be harder to treat and harder to cure as God brings his judgment to this earth.
Reuters - The euro zone suffered its deepest contraction on record in the
last quarter of 2008 with its main constituents -- Germany,
France and Italy
-- all faring badly, casting severe doubt on any recovery soon.
WASHINGTON - Economic stimulus legislation at the heart of President
Barack Obama's 789 billion dollar recovery plan
is on track to be signed into law in the next few days.President saying it will "save or
create more than 3.5 million jobs and get the U.S.
economy back on track".
report is stating mental illness is on the rise among youths and the costs is
going up to treat them.
In Narimo, Northern Columbia a
volcano there is erupting.
US Federal money is now being used to forward stem cell research.
There is talk in the US that the
government may have to nationalize several of their largest banks.
Japan's economy has contracted the most in 25 years.
woes in the state of Kansas, USA are so
bad they have had to suspend some of their tax refunds.They may not be able to pay their own state
new report is stating that one in 3 people in the US could be
exposed to staph infections on US beaches.
slips below $35 as global markets slump.A new
batch of lousy economic news dragged oil prices
down nearly 8 percent Tuesday, as signs from across the globe pointed to a
prolonged and painful recession.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is poised to sign into law the
most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan designed to create
millions of jobs, spur consumer spending and
revive the nation's outlook. Capping the biggest victory of his month-old
administration, Obama will sign the economic legislation Tuesday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) -Trump
Entertainment Resorts Inc, the casino operator named for Donald Trump, filed for bankruptcy protection on
Tuesday as recession and declining gambling revenues battered the company and
its rivals.The Chapter 11 filing marks
the third plunge into bankruptcy for the company, which was created out of a
restructuring in 2005. This now underscores the struggles facing the casino
business as recession squeezes casino gambling.Trump Entertainment owns and operates three
casino hotels in hard-hit Atlantic City, New Jersey, including the Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza, and Trump Marina.
Barter Fits the Bill for Strapped Firms
Small businesses, squeezed for cash and
unable to get loans, are turning to an ancient payment system: barter.As small businesses find it impossible to borrow money
and customers are slower to pay bills, the barter economy is becoming a crucial
way for many companies to find the cash they need to keep operating."It's really of value to small
businesses because it helps them to survive through the recession,"
fireball that blazed across the Texas sky and sparked numerous calls to law enforcement
agencies can now can be considered an identified flying object, US officials
Hartford, Conn- A 200-pound domesticated chimpanzee who once
starred in TV commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola was shot dead by police
after a violent rampage that left a friend of its owner badly mauled.Sandra Herold, who owned the 15-year-old
chimp named Travis, wrestled with the animal after it inexplicably attacked her
friend Charla Nash, 55.Nash had gone to
Herold's home in Stamford, Connecticut, USA on Monday to help her coax the chimp back into the
house after he got out, police said. After the animal lunged at Nash when she got out of her car, Herold ran inside to call 911 and returned armed,"She retrieved a large butcher knife and
stabbed her longtime pet numerous time in an effort to save her friend from being brutally attacked. Nash is in critical condition.
Jacob's House Comment
On this website our Lord God spoke through Jacob and
said that animals of all kinds would become more vicious and aggressive in the
next few years.God spoke about the fact
that man would lose his dominion here and it would revert back to God and His
only Son, Jesus.This is already
beginning to happen all over this world as more and more animals become
aggressive and hurt the other people around them.See the prophecy, "GOD SPEAKS ABOUT HIS NEW
DAY AND THE END OF THE OLD ORDER, WHICH IS HERE NOW" given to Jacob from God on
Two excerpts from the above prophecy:
Lord God, will soon remove man off the face of My precious earth.Then I will truly show him the power and
might that I possess.Therefore, in the
coming hours, things shall no longer be the same as they once were on this
earth, servant Jacob.Though I, the Lord
God, will leave a remnant of My servants and My handmaidens here to serve Me
and minister to My desires, sinful man will soon be gone.In the coming hours I, the Lord God will make
him to lose all of the dominion and power he has over this world called
earth.He will also lose his soul in a
great and mighty consuming fire that I will engulf him with."
many animals will soon become more aggressive, violent, and ferocious in their
eating habits.They will become more
vicious in their defenses and their desires to eat their precious meat.They will become more and more separated far
away from man's control and dominance over them in the coming hours.When My visitation to this earth draws
perilously near in the next few years, many animals, horses, and beasts of the
night will attack man in his own dwelling places.They will attack him more and more often
before My Son's second coming."
European economies contracted in the fourth quarter of last
year, with some countries registering the worst figures in decades, official
Chinese migrant job losses mount
The human cost of the global
recession 20 million workers in the China countryside are trying to find employment because they have lost their jobs. Unrest may follow soon.
Obama throws $75 billion lifeline to
Ariz. - President Barack Obama threw a $75
billion lifeline to millions of Americans on the brink of foreclosure
Wednesday, declaring an urgent need for drastic action -not only to save their
homes but to keep the housing crisis "from
wreaking even greater havoc" on the broader national economy.It has been reported that 3 million people
cannot pay their home loans now and 9 million homes will have to be foreclosed
WASHINGTON - As the economy
continues to struggle, the public is growing increasingly concerned about
losing jobs, not having enough money to pay the bills and seeing their
retirement accounts shrink.
Nearly half of those surveyed said they worry about becoming unemployed - almost
double the percentage at this time last year.
President Barack Obama will soon issue an executive order lifting an
eight-year ban embryonic stem cell research imposed by his predecessor,
President George W. Bush, a senior adviser said on Sunday.
Jacob's House Comment
Signing this law will bring great havoc, dissention, and travail to America in the next few years. Those that have ears to hear will hear what the Spirit of the Living God is telling them. Those that have eyes to see will know that God is bringing these things to pass for the USA's foolish laws, judgments, and corrupt ideas.
The head of the International Monetary Fund has told the BBC
that it expects more countries to request financial aid to survive the global
Hungary and Ukraine
were forced last year to appeal to the organization for aid.
Chaiten volcano, which erupted spectacularly last year, spewed a vast cloud of
ash as well as gas and molten rock this week in a partial collapse of its cone,
prompting a fresh evacuation.
spacecraft toting the biggest camera ever sent into space will be launched next
month to scour our region of the Milky Way galaxy for warm, rocky planets like
Earth that may host life, NASA said.
Crop Scientists Say Biotechnology Seed
Companies Are Thwarting Research
Biotechnology companies are keeping university scientists from fully
researching the effectiveness and environmental impact of the industry's
genetically modified crops, according to an unusual complaint issued by a group
of those scientists.
The statement will probably give support to critics of biotech crops, like
environmental groups, who have long complained that the crops have not been
studied thoroughly enough and could have unintended health and environmental
consequences. The problem, the scientists say, is that farmers and other buyers
of genetically engineered seeds have to sign an agreement meant to ensure that
growers honor company patent rights and environmental regulations. But the
agreements also prohibit growing the crops for research.
White House tries to end bank
WASHINGTON -The White House
on Friday insisted it's not trying to take over two ailing financial institutions, even as stocks tumbled again.
On Wall Street, talk of nationalization of Citigroup Inc., and Bank of
America Corp., prompted investors to continue to balk, worried that the
government would have to take control and wipe out shareholders in the process.Citigroup fell
20 percent, while Bank of America fell 12 percent
in afternoon trading but also came off their lowest levels.
"This administration continues to strongly believe that a privately
held banking system is the correct way to go, ensuring that they are regulated
sufficiently by this government," White House press
secretary Robert Gibbs said when asked about nationalizing the
banks."That's been our belief for
quite some time, and we continue to have that," Gibbs said.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Amnesty International and a
pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to
let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with
GM shares hit a low of $1.52 in early
afternoon trading, before rebounding somewhat to close down 23 cents, or 11.5
percent, at $1.77. The low matched a record set on July 26, 1934, according to the Center for Research in Security Prices at the University of Chicago.On Tuesday, GM said it would need a total of
$30 billion in federal aid in order to avoid filing for
bankruptcy protection, up from a previous estimate of $18 billion and
including $13.4 billion it has already received. It also said it would need to
cut 47,000 jobs worldwide and close five more U.S.
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said the cost of rebuilding
his country's economy and keep it from collapsing could run as high as $5bn U.S.,
or (3.5bn pounds).The UN said more
than 80,000 people had now been infected by Zimbabwe's
cholera outbreak.At least 3,759 people
had died from the disease, the World Health Organization said.
Argentine farmers and cattle ranchers have begun four days of
demonstrations and stoppages.They
also want to be allowed to export more meat, milk and wheat. Their demands come as Argentina
begins to feel the full force of the global downturn and the drop in demand for
its agricultural products.Vast swathes
agricultural land have been affected by severe drought this year. Wheat, soya and beef have been
particularly badly hit.
February 22, 2009
Huge protest over Irish economy
About 100,000 people have taken part in protests in Dublin
city centre to vent their anger at the Irish government's handling of the
country's recession. They oppose plans
to impose a pension levy on 350,000 public sector workers. Reports say the plan
could cost the 350,000 public sector workers between 1,500 euros and 2,800
euros (2,500 pounds) a year.The government
said it reflected the reality that we are not in a position to continue to meet
the public service pay bill in the circumstances of declining revenue.
The Perilous State of Mexico
is waging a do-or-die battle with the world's most powerful drug cartels. Last
year, some 6,000 people died in drug-related violence here, more than twice the
number killed the previous year.The
dead included several dozen who were beheaded.In growing parts of the country, drug gangs now extort businesses,
setting up a parallel tax system that threatens the government monopoly on
raising tax money. In Ciudad Juarez,
just across the border from El Paso, Texas, handwritten signs pasted on schools
warned teachers to hand over their Christmas bonuses or die. The U.S. Justice Department said recently that
Mexican gangs are the "biggest organized crime threat to the United
States," operating in at least 230
cities and towns.Crimes connected to
Mexican cartels are spreading across the Southwest. Phoenix
had more than 370 kidnapping cases last year, turning it into the kidnapping
capital of the U.S.Most of the victims were illegal aliens or
linked to the drugs trade.
Nineteen people are dead from a hepatitis outbreak in India.
February 24, 2009
Los Angeles, California, USA sheriff could free 4,000 inmates due to tight budget shortfall in that state.
Two fires continue to burn near Melbourne, Australia. Scores of people have fled their homes.
feet of snow has fallen in many areas of New
England leaving 80,000 homes without power.
AIG Insurance is asking the US government for another 150 billion dollars saying they need the money to
Another report is stating the US government may have to nationalize some of its larger banks.
LOS ANGELES Calif.U.S.A.The head of the nation's largest sheriff's
department is warning that nearly 4,000 jail inmates
might be released early and about 600 deputy and professional positions could
be eliminated to meet budget cuts.Owing
to the economic crisis, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Department faces a $71 million cut to its $2.5 billion budget in the
coming fiscal year.Los Angeles County
Sheriff Lee Baca told The Associated Press on Monday it looks as if he'll have
to close two jails.
financial concerns hit world markets.
LONDON: World stock markets
fell Tuesday as hopes of a speedy fix for the US banking
sector dissipated and pushed Wall Street to
12-year lows. Renewed fears about the capital position of some of the world's
leading financial firms also weighed on sentiment.Asian stocks fell sharply on
Tuesday amid renewed fears over the health of the global financial sector and
after US stocks hit a near 12-year low.
Lawmakers seek new U. S.
gov't agency for food safety.President
Barack Obama's new agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack, said he supports
creating a single, combined food safety agency.
It's a major break from his predecessors. "You can't have two systems and
be able to reassure people you've got the job covered," Vilsack said.Such a radical overhaul would be difficult.
Many in the food industry have long opposed any
changes, fearing increased oversight could cut into profits. Allies in Congress
have resisted new laws.
(CNN) - Law enforcement
officials arrested more than 500 people, and took custody of 48 juveniles in a
coordinated 29-city weekend sweep aimed at combating child prostitution, the
FBI announced Monday.Task forces made
up largely of state and local police officers arrested and booked what
authorities said were 464 adult prostitutes, 55 pimps and 55 customers on state
charges. The four dozen juveniles were
recovered in the third phase of Operation Cross Country, an initiative that
seeks to help child prostitutes and crack down on people who control them and
patronize them.In the previous
coordinated operations, authorities recovered 21 alleged child prostitutes last
June and 47 in October.
exports plunged 45.7% in January compared with a year ago to hit the lowest
figure in 10 years, official figures have shown.Demand for Japanese cars in particular dropped
by 69%. Trade in electronics and other goods has also slumped as global
economies and consumer spending contract, pushing Japan
deeper into recession.
Determined Obama vows to renew US,
signs $787bn stimulus plan.Speaking at
a signing ceremony he said it was "the most sweeping recovery package in
our history". Obama's budget projects $1.75 trillion deficit this year.
Some of the US's best-known retailers have reported slumps
in profits for the three months to the end of January, as the recession begins
to bite.Thousands of retail stores and
malls are expected to close by the end of 2009.
The largest stingray ever found is dragged onboard a
boat by 13 men.
General Motors posts $9.6B 4Q
loss, burns through $6.2B of cash while seeking more government loans.
Scientists are stating America's
Antarctica's western ice sheet is pushing ever faster
into the sea.They are saying they know
an even greater long-term threat and damage to this world lies here in the
vast, little-explored whiteness of east Antarctica.
new jobless claims; continuing claims top 5M.WASHINGTON: New jobless claims rose more
than expected last week and the number of laid-off Americans continuing to
receive unemployment benefits topped 5.1 million,
fresh evidence the recession is increasingly forcing employers to shed jobs.
February 27, 2009
India Hepatitis toll now stands at 45 people.
new report is stating that even moderate amounts of alcohol in women can
increase their chances of getting liver and other cancers.
A 3.3 earthquake has shaken part of Eastern Oklahoma, USA.
Economy shrinks at fastest pace in 26 years.
AP - The economy contracted at a staggering 6.2 percent pace
at the end of 2008, the worst showing in a quarter-century, as consumers and
businesses ratcheted back spending, plunging the country deeper into recession.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national
telephone survey found that just 13% place more trust in the judgment of the
politicians. When it comes to important national issues, 73% of adults
nationwide trust the judgment of the American people
more than that of America's
: The U.S.
government will exchange up to $25 billion in emergency bailout money it
provided Citigroup Inc. for as much as a 36
percent equity stake in the struggling bank.The deal announced Friday - the third attempt at a rescue plan for
Citigroup in the past five months is contingent on private investors also
agreeing to a similar swap. The aim is to keep the New
York bank holding company alive and bolster its capital as it faces
growing losses amid the intensifying global recession.
WASHINGTON:U. S. President Barack
Obama delivered a $3.6 trillion budget blueprint to Congress Thursday that aims
to "break from a troubled past," with expanded government activism,
tax increases on affluent families and businesses, and spending cuts targeted
at those he says profited from "an era of profound irresponsibility."
Jacob's House Comment,
The failed government system and policies of the USA will be revealed by God as being faulty and corrupt in
the next few years.Therefore, America will not be revived any time soon.God is taking down America today before many multitudes of people's eyes.Therefore, the leaders of America will continue to stumble and fall as they make more and more poor decisions in regards to the many problems they will be facing.
AKARTA (AFP)- Indonesian villagers have trapped and killed a fourth
endangered Sumatran tiger amid a spate of tiger attacks blamed on illegal
logging, according to environmental group WWF.Four tigers and six people have been killed on Sumatra
island this month, it said. "We learned on February 24 that another
Sumatran tiger had been trapped and killed by villagers after it attacked two
farmers on Sunday," WWF spokeswoman Syamsidar told AFP."This is the fourth tiger killed this month
and we are concerned because it is a protected animal and an endangered species."
There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left
in the wild and their increasing contact with people is a result of habitat
loss due to deforestation, according to the wildlife group.
It said about 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of forest on Sumatra
had been cleared in the past 22 years, a loss of nearly 50 percent island wide.
The incidents in Riau occurred in an area dotted with pulp and oil palm
plantations and recently subjected to burning to clear forests.
More than 200 schools have been closed in south-eastern Australia
as the government warned of an intensified fire risk ahead of the weekend.A lack of rain and a predicted change in wind
has made conditions the most dangerous in recent weeks. Some people have
already chosen to leave their homes.More than 3,000 firefighters are still fighting major blazes following
the 7 February firestorm that killed 210 people and left thousands
homeless.Temperatures are predicted to
rise towards 40C (104F), accompanied by high winds and low humidity.
March 1, 2009
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -A mile-long avalanche near the Wyoming-Idaho
state line swept three snowmobile riders to their deaths, authorities said
China has passed a strict new food safety law,
after a series of scandals involving food processing companies which killed
several people.At least 70 people have
fallen ill in China after eating pork products contaminated with an illegal animal feed
additive, state media report.The
tainted pig organs contained the drug clenbuterol, which is used to prevent
animals gaining fat.It is the latest in
a series of food poisoning cases in China.
California U. S. A. declares drought emergency
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger on Friday declared a state emergency due to drought and
said he would consider mandatory water rationing
in the face of nearly $3 billion in economic losses from below-normal rainfall
this year.As many as 95,000 agricultural
jobs will be lost, communities will be devastated and some growers in the most
economically productive farm state simply are not able to plant, state
officials said, calling the current drought the most expensive ever.
Schwarzenegger, eager to build controversial dams as well as more widely
backed water recycling programs, called on cities to cut back water use or face
the first ever mandatory state restrictions as soon as the end of the
month."California faces its third consecutive year of drought and we must prepare
for the worst.
Free trade or protectionism?
An EU summit on the economy on 1 March will focus on the issue
of protectionism dividing EU members. Does the economic crisis justify
EU leaders have begun an emergency summit in Brussels aimed at preventing the economic crisis from opening
up a new east-west rift.The summit was
called after French President Nicolas Sarkozy promised to bail out France's car industry if it pledged to keep jobs in France.
economy shrank by 6.2% in the last three months of 2008, official figures have
shown, a far sharper fall than had previously been reported.Plunging exports and the biggest fall in
consumer spending in 28 years dragged the annualized figure down from an earlier
estimate of 3.8%.
Jacob's House Comment
God recently told Jacob that the USA's problems could be solved within a few months if the US government would truly desire to completely close off its
open borders. God said if the US government would send all of the illegal immigrants that are
now on American soil home, the country would experience a great revival and a
surplus. God told Jacob that many of the
illegal immigrants that are on American soil today are heathens that do not
know Him or His Son, Jesus. They believe in false gods and practice evil and wickedness at every crooked
turn in the road. They are a burden to the
states that take care of them with free welfare, free health care, free
education, free hospitalization, and free places to live. They help to keep repentance silenced and a crying out for Him from occuring.
However, God said the U. S. Government will never do these things because it is an oligarchy today. For those who do not know what an oligarchy is it is a government where the ruling power belongs to a few persons who run a nation for their own profit, purpose, power, and gain. Many nations around the world today are oligarchies with only the semblance of freedom.
See also our Lord God's Bible, Nehemiah
13:23-30, regarding strangers in the land.
An Australian surfer has
been attacked by a shark at a northern Sydney beach - the third such attack in as many
weeks.The teenager was said to
be in a stable condition after suffering severe lacerations to his leg when
surfing with his father at Avalon.
Fears of anarchy in Madagascar: The recent outbreak of political violence has left
the people of Madagascar traumatized. Times here are tense, as Malagasy
politics have spilled onto the streets of Antananarivo - and turned deadly - claiming the lives of more than
100 people since late January.
rioting and looting that has come with the latest outbreak has left most people
shocked.Many say no good can come of a popular
movement that has disintegrated into a bungled coup attempt that could unleash
anarchy on the streets of the capital.Now,
almost every day thousands of anti-government protesters gather to demand the
removal of President Marc Ravalomanana.
Zimbabwe Africa struggles with the world's highest inflation, food shortages
and a cholera epidemic, which the World Health Organization says has killed
3,894 people since August last year.There have been more than 84,000 reported cases, says the WHO.More than half the population is believed to
need food aid, while just 10% of adults have a regular job. The country
is close to systemic collapse as food shortages andhyperinflation
continue to take their toll.Mr.
Mugabe marked his birthday with a cake reportedly weighing 85kg (187lb)
Speaking at a rally to celebrate his 85th birthday, he also promised to push
for majority Zimbabwean ownership of companies operating in the country.Mugabe supporters raised $250,000 (176,000 pounds)
for a lavish birthday party in Chinhoyi, north-west of Harare.
African states for $2bn (1.4bn pounds) in economic aid just days ago.
Jacob's House Comment
On this website our Lord God commented about the
polarization that is already occurring between people today.In the prophecy,"GOD TALKS ON
What follows are two paragraphs from this prophecy
as I have shown you in My records of time and remembrance, a great polarization
will continue to occur all over this world today. It is already beginning to occur between the
halves and the have-nots, and the rich and the poor. This polarization will also occur between the
hungry ones who have nothing, and the wealthy, rich and powerful ones, who are
starving them out of existence today. It
will occur between the ones who have food on their tables and the ones who have
no food at their disposal to eat. This
polarization will occur at a more rapid pace in the next few years of dread and
soon a revolting stream of violence will take place in the inner cities that do
not desire to speak My true words and faithfully mention My name.For as I, the Lord God, have stated many
times before, messenger and watchman Jacob, I have desired charity and
brotherly love to take place all over this world.However, I do not appreciate it when certain
rich men try to use extortion, usury, corruption, bribery, and robbery to
further their own gains.I do not
appreciate it when they try to pillage and destroy the poor and destitute ones
who are under their care."
British people have been "careless" with their civil
liberties, but that is beginning to change, former shadow home affairs Minister
David Davis has said. Speaking at the Convention on Modern Liberty on Saturday,
Mr. Davis said people were growing increasingly angry at government intrusion
in their lives.More than 1,000 people
joined the event in London and at
venues across the UK.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the army to take
control of all rice processing plants in the country. Mr. Chavez accused some
firms of overcharging by refusing to produce rice at prices set by the
government.He warned that some
companies could be nationalized if they tried to interfere with supplies of the
March 5, 2009
A thousand mile snowstorm across the US
causes white out conditions in New England and many
other Eastern states.
UK Prime Minister and the US
President are trying to team up to get the world back on track.They are embracing free markets and trying to
sort out the banking and housing mess in both countries.
World Stock Markets are reeling from a US
plunge recently.The US
stock market is at the lowest level in 12 years.Unemployment could reach 10% soon.
A woman in the US
has lived for 50 hours, a record without having a functional liver. She finally
received a transplant..
Ban on a type of prayer in school allowed to
WASHINGTON - Coach Marcus
Borden used to bow his head and drop to one knee when his football team prayed.
But the Supreme Court on Monday ended the
practice when it refused to hear the high school coach's appeal of a school
district ban on employees joining a student-led prayer.The decision on the case from New Jersey could add another
restriction on prayer in schools, advocates said.
"We've become so politically correct in terms of how we deal with
religion that it's being pretty severely limited in schools right now, and
individuals suffer," said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, a civil
liberties organization that focuses on First
Amendment and religious freedom issues.
Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker has said it is seeking
a state loan to help its car financing unit.The company said Toyota Financial Services
was in talks with the government-backed Japan Bank for International
Strong winds are ripping through the Australian state of
Victoria, where four major bushfires are still burning.Three thousand firefighters are battling the
blazes and 2,000 more are on stand-by in case the gusts open up new fire
fronts.Almost 400 schools have been
closed in the state and millions of text messages sent out warning of the fire
Hopes of a sustained bounce in European stocks following
Monday's heavy falls were dashed as markets fell away in mid-morning, wiping
out early gains.
Insurance giant AIG
has reported a loss of $61.7bn U.S.
or (43bn pounds) in the final three months of 2008 - the largest quarterly loss
in corporate history.
India's economy grew by less than expected in the last three
months of 2008, official figures have shown.The global recession has cut demand for exports, and economists are
calling for further measures to boost growth.
President Barack Obama is sending his Treasury
secretary and budget director to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend his proposed
tax increases, which are being met with misgivings by both Republicans and
Democrats in Congress.Lawmakers in both
parties question Obama's call to reduce high-income earners' tax deductions for the interest on their house payments
and for charitable contributions. Also drawing
fire is his proposal to start taxing industries on their greenhouse gas pollution, a move sure to raise
consumers' electric rates.
Feds unveil new plan to help 9 million U.S. borrowers stay in homes.
Now 1 in 5 American homeowners owe more than their homes are worth.
U.S. private sector cuts 697,000 jobs in February.It was the biggest job loss since the
report's launch in 2001 and showed the misery of declining employment spreading
broadly and evenly throughout the economy.
Jacob's House Comment,
On this website our Lord God spoke
about the birth pains this world would soon go through.Our Lord God spoke about how He would
decimate and destroy the evil, sin, and iniquity that He despised here before
He would bring about His new and glorious day.God spoke about the travail, misery, and trouble this world would go
through in the next few seasons of time.Therefore, God's recent words of prophecy to Jacob are already coming to
See the Prophecy on this website
called, "God Speaks About The Birth Pains This World Will Soon Go Through",
words from God given to Jacob on 8/6/07.
Excerpt from this prophecy:
also the time that I, the Lord God, have made for many rulers, judges, and
princes to make many costly and deadly mistakes, servant of Mine.Therefore, in the coming hours they will not
be able to find their way out of the night visions and predetermined darkness
that will come upon them in their thoughts and minds.Instead, fearful contemplation,
mismanagement, bad memories, and worry shall be their constant companion and
bedfellow.Order will not be seen in
their hearts and minds.Order will also
not be heard in their dwelling places, or in the protected areas of their
sanctuaries.For as this present earth
age begins to crumble and unravel before them, so shall they have no rock of
the ages to stand upon, servant of Mine.Instead, the safety and security I, the Lord God, have provided them
with in the past will be gone.
many foolish men's and women's eyes will become as dim as the night windows
that opened up their corrupt and damaged souls to total darkness.For it is not unlike Me to challenge and
remake this world called earth, servant of Mine.In the past when it became too defiled I
found a way to improve it and make it better from within.When the time was right I also found someone
like you to speak for Me.I, the Lord
God, then used this servant to tell this world how I would destroy it for its
iniquity and take it down.
today I Am showing this world again how powerful I can be.I Am showing this world I Am the Father,
Creator, and Supreme God over everything I have made here. I Am showing this
world I can change the stabilizers that support this earth.Soon they will all fall away at My counsel
and command.Soon I, the Lord God, will
show this world that I have the power to suspend time and motion here until My
final work can be done."
Space rock makes close approach.An asteroid which may be as big as a
ten-storey building has passed close by the Earth, astronomers say.The
gap was just 72,000 km (44,750 miles); a fifth of the distance between our
planet and the Moon.It is in the same
size range as a rock which exploded over Siberia in 1908
with the force of 1,000 atomic bombs.
Jacob's House Comment,
God's signs and wonders abound to anyone who has eyes to see them today. Our Father in heaven is closing down this earth age day by day and month by month.
US car sales plunge in February.Ford, General Motors, Toyota
and Nissan have reported sharp drops in US vehicle sales as consumers remain
reluctant to make expensive purchases. GM's sales plummeted 53% in February
from a year earlier, Ford's fell 48%, Toyota's dropped 40% and Nissan's
parliament has passed legislation to give a cash hand-out to every resident in
attempt to boost the recession-hit economy. Most people will get at least
12,000 yen ($121; or 86 pounds) under the $20bn plan.
AIG reports record $61.7bn loss.The firm will receive an extra $30bn
from the US
government as part of a revamped rescue package.AIG has already received $150bn in financial
support - the biggest bail-out by far of any US
Climate change is already having an impact on European bird species,
according to British scientists.Some
birds are expected to do well as temperatures rise, but these are in the
minority, the researchers write. "Overall, the trend is towards net
loss," said a spokesman for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
(RSPB), which contributed to the study.
More than 1,500 Mexican troops have moved into a city on the US
border being fought over by rival drug gangs.Soldiers moved into Ciudad
Juarez to try to regain control of a city in which
more than 2,000 people have been murdered over the past year.
March 6, 2009
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 8.1 percent in February,
the highest since late 1983, as cost-cutting employers slashed 651,000 jobs
amid a deepening recession. Both figures were worse than analysts expected and
the Labor Department's report shows America's
workers being clobbered by a wave of layoffs unlikely to ease in the coming
is seeing an explosion of diabetes linked to growing obesity rates, experts are
warning.From 1997 to 2003 there was a
74% rise in new cases of diabetes.And
by 2005, more than 4% of the population was classed as having diabetes - nearly
double the rate of 10 years earlier.The
bulk of cases are type 2 diabetes which is linked to being overweight or obese.
The findings suggest that rates of diabetes are increasing at a faster rate in
the UK than
they are in the US,
where prevalence of the disease is already one of the highest in the world.
(AP) - General Motors Corp. shares fell to their lowest point in more than 75
years Friday, as investors fretted that the ailing automaker may be forced to
file for bankruptcy protection despite government help. GM shares hit a low of
$1.27 in late morning trading before rebounding to $1.49 in the afternoon.
President Barack Obama's $75 billion to homeowners goes into effect today, and not a moment too soon:
More than 8.3 million U.S. mortgage holders are underwater, and another 2.2 million will similarly owe more on their mortgage
than their homes are worth if prices fall another 5%.
As politicos bandy about the issue of banning bisphenol A (BPA), the
hard-plastic additive that's been linked to a host of health problems, several companies have recently announced that they will banish it from their baby products.Canada
banned baby bottles with BPA last year and consumer advocates are pushing the U.S.
to do the same in the wake of research that has linked the compound to
heightened risks of heart disease, diabetes, and other ills. BPA is a
common ingredient in both food and household plastics as well as lining for
canned goods and bottle caps. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
not declared the chemical a health risk, but numerous
studies have found evidence to the contrary.Products are not required to list BPA as an
ingredient, but current wisdom among concerned consumers is to avoid hard
plastics when possible and to not heat them up (in a microwave or
dishwasher), which increases the possibility that the chemical will leach into
food or beverages.
(CNN) - The entire population of Taloga,
Oklahoma, was evacuated Thursday because of
a raging fire that has burned tens of thousands of acres, officials said
Friday. ll of the residents, about 400, left the DeweyCounty town, but have been allowed
back in, said Bill Challis with the fire department in Clinton,
Oklahoma, south of Taloga. Clinton
is among dozens of fire departments helping battle the blaze. Wildfires have
been burning in northwest and central Oklahoma
since Thursday, according to the state Department of Emergency Management.
March 8, 2009
Obama to reverse stem cell policy.
President Obama will sign an executive order Monday lifting restrictions on
federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, which was banned by former
President Bush for the last eight years.
Jacob's House Comment,
Our Lord God despises anyone who tries to come
against His orderly realm of life and breath.This signing by President Obama concerning stem-cell research is an
abomination in God's eyes.It will bring
more trouble, erratic weather, and travail that it has never experienced
See God's Bible; Isaiah 59: 1-14 and Matthew 18: 5-7
An art exhibition opening in the Netherlands
will allow people to call a telephone number designated for God - but they will
have to leave a message.Dubbed
God's Hotline, it aims to focus attention on changes to the ways Dutch people
perceive religion. Dutch artist Johan van der Dong chose a mobile phone number
to show that God was available anywhere and anytime, Radio Netherlands
reported.Critics say the project mocks
those with religious beliefs. Forming part of an art installation in the town
of Groningen, the voicemail message
says: "This is the voice of God, I am not able to speak to you at the moment,
but please leave a message."
Jacob's House Comment,
This is another abomination that is devil
inspired.It has no relationship to the
love, mercy, and beauty of our Lord God or His Son, Jesus.Instead, it signifies man's impatience to
believe and have faith in his own Creator.It signifies man's self-centered and faulty nature, and the foolish desires of the heart he always craves.
BAGHDAD - The U.S.
military has announced that 12,000 American and 4,000 British troops will leave
by September.Maj. Gen. David Perkins
says that will reduce U.S.
combat power from 14 brigades to 12 brigades. He also said Sunday that the U.S.
is turning over more facilities to the Iraqi military as part of the drawdown.
A senior US
envoy involved in the first high-level contact between the US
since 2005 has said the talks were "very constructive".US Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton cited Syria's regional role. Speaking in the Turkish capital,Ankara, on Saturday, Mrs Clinton said that theimportance of the Syrian-Israeli peace track
"cannot be overstated".
Jacob's House Comment,
As it states in the Bible peace talks will come first, and then the Anti-Christ will make war with Israel. Could this be the start of this time of peace before war breaks out?
Widespread damage is being reported from
tornadoes and severe storms in 5 plains and Midwestern states in the US.
The World bank is stating the global economy
will shrink this year for the first time since World War II.
The Japanese Stock Market has fallen to 26
Indiana, USA has seen 2 dozen homes destroyed and dozens of others
damaged by storms.
Tent cities are now springing up all over America filled by homeless people who have lost their own
homes and jobs.
Fifteen million new jobless people are being
reported in China.Chinacannot provide for all of its workers anymore.
A new report is stating that 1 in 50 children
in the US are now homeless.This equals a total of about 1.5 million children today.
Birds Unlimited bird seed is being recalled
because of Salmonella poisoning found in it.
The USA Dakotas have seen 30 degree below
zero temperatures.Major flooding is
also being seen in the Midwest US as many rivers are at flood stage.The worst flooding in decades is being seen
in Michigan and Indianawhere evacuations have recently taken place.
A new report is stating trace amounts of
cancer causing chemicals are now being found in certain baby shampoos and
lotions.These chemicals are a probable
cause of cancer, however, the US FDA say they are still safe.
The U. S. massive 410 billion spending measure supporting federal agencies through the fall contains nearly 8,000
pet projects, earmarked by sponsors though denounced by critics.
Jacob's House Comment,
The world's governments are filled with debt,
corruption, bribes, and dishonesty.They
will not survive God's wrath and fury upon them in the next few years.
Teen gunman kills self after slaying 15 in Germany.
WINNENDEN, Germany - A black-clad teenager
opened fire at his former high school in
southwestern Germany on Wednesday, gunning down students and teachers with a
large-caliber pistol in a rampage that ended with 16 people, including the
gunman, dead.Nine of the dead were
WASHINGTON - Warning that the global
recession is deepening, the Obama administration on Wednesday. He called on
major U. S. allies to do their part and support strong stimulus
programs to fight the downturn.Secretary
Timothy Geithner outlined an ambitious agenda, including a tenfold increase in
the size of an emergency fund the International Monetary Fund uses to help
countries in trouble to as much as $500 billion.
ATLANTA - A showdown is shaping up in some
of the nation's most conservative states over embryonic
stem cell research, as opponents draw language and tactics from the
battle over abortion to counter President Barack Obama's
plan to ease research restrictions.
Abortion opponents believe embryonic stem cell research is an assault on
life in its earliest form. Fertilized embryos are destroyed when stem cells are
extracted from them for research. "No one's right for a cure supersedes
someone else's right to life," said Dan
Becker, president of Georgia Right to Life.Abortion opponents believe embryonic stem cell research is an assault on
life in its earliest form. Fertilized embryos are destroyed when stem cells are
extracted from them for research.
Civil war looms' in Madagascar.The US ambassador to Madagascarhas warned the country is heading
for civil war after pro-opposition soldiers forced the army chief to resign.
Four people have been killed following an avalanche in the Savoie region
of the French Alps, French media say.
A man who killed 10 people in a series of shootings in the US state of
Alabama before killing himself, had drawn up a "hit list", officials
have revealed. Michael McLendon, 28, burned down his house, before firing
on homes, shops and vehicles in the towns of Samson and Kinston
near the Florida border.McLendon's victims included several members
of his family and the wife and daughter of a local police officer."We found a list of people he worked
with, people who had done him wrong," said Coffee County District Attorney
Jacob's House Comment,
In a prophesy, on this website, dated 8/2/07, our Lord God spoke to Jacob about what He was going to
do to the nations.Our God also spoke
about how He was going to punish the Eagle and the other unruly nations that
have truly offended Him today.God spoke
about the fact that violence, crime, diseases, and murders would increase
sevenfold in the next few years.Below
is a paragraph from the Lord God's prophecy, entitled, GOD SPEAKS ABOUT HIS PLANS
FOR THE EAGLE AND THE UNRULY NATIONS OF THIS WORLD.
putrid eagle has truly offended Me today, so have many other unruly nations
truly offended Me today.They have
refused the outstretched hands of My only Son, Jesus, servant Jacob.Like the eagle they have taken a proud stance
against Me, My commandments, and My straight ways of old.Therefore, has their violence, crime, and
their trouble increased.Because they
have decided to follow the eagle's mischievous and vile paths, now diseases,
crime, and murders have increased seven fold within their borders.
Manufacturers in the UK
cut jobs and output at a record pace in February, according to the latest
Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).The
PMI showed employment and output levels at their lowest since the survey began
Chinese exports plunged by more than a quarter in February from a year
ago as the world's third-largest economy was hit by a drop in demand for its
The world's youngest billionaires
have lost nearly a third of their wealth, according to Forbes rich list.
China "worried" about US Treasury holdings.BEIJING -China's premier didn't say it in so many words, but the
implied warning to Washington was blunt: Don't devalue the dollar through reckless spending.China already
is Washington's biggest foreign creditor, with an estimated $1 trillion in U.S.government debt. A weaker dollar would erode the
value of those assets.
China is ready to introduce new economic stimulus
measures "at any time", Premier Wen Jiabao has said.Opening
the annual session of the National People's Congress nine days ago, Mr Wen had
said that this year would be the most difficult China has faced this century.
Austria smashes child porn ring
Austrian police say they have broken an internet child porn ring
that spanned 170 countries and involved nearly 1,000 people, including teachers
and doctors.Police say they have
charged nearly 190 men in Austria
and confiscated 14,000 computers, drives and disks. The images showed naked
children aged nine to 12 from the US
A new report is stating that many people are
putting their children in more daycare centers as they try to work longer hours
and have two jobs.
It is reported that 28% of people interviewed
said they would do dishonest things to keep their current jobs.
Obama to unveil proposals to help small
WASHINGTON - Amid misgivings
over his spending blueprint, President Barack Obama
has decided to provide billions of dollars in federal lending aid aimed at
struggling small business owners.The broad package of measures to be announced
Monday includes $730 million from the stimulus plan that will immediately
reduce small-business lending fees and increase the government guarantee on
some Small Business Administration loans to 90
percent. The government also will take aggressive steps to boost bank liquidity
with more than $10 billion aimed at unfreezing the secondary credit market.
US job prospects hit 27-year low.US companies' expectations for hiring staff are at their lowest
since the recession of 1982, a new survey says.More US workers lost jobs last year than in any year since
World War II, with employers axing 2.6 million posts.
President Barack Obama has said
food safety system is a "public health hazard" and in need of an
overhaul. Mr Obama cited a string of recent food safety scandals including
a salmonella outbreak in peanut products this year that has been linked to nine
IS Deflation Possibly Near.
The last time deflation appeared was in the
Depression. U.S. prices slid 32% from 1929 to 1933. Suddenly, many
observers these days fear that the popping of the housing bubble, along with
the financial crisis, could be pushing the U.S. toward a new deflationary era. The consumer-price
index including food and energy dropped 0.8% for December, year over year, and
was flat for January. When the February CPI is reported on Wednesday, many
expect it to be flat or negative again. There are many economists who think
deflation may be on the way, notably New YorkUniversity's Nouriel Roubini and Merrill Lynch's David
Rosenberg. Of course, others such as
Northern Trust's Paul Kasriel, argue that heavy federal spending by the Obama
administration to jump-start the economy risks just the opposite, a vexing
Deflation in the Depression was truly
baleful because it fostered a falloff in demand, since consumers were leery to
buy what would be cheaper in the future. And it punished debt holders, who had
to pay fixed amounts even as the value of the underlying asset sunk. The same
condition bedeviled Japan in the 1990s said Gary Shilling, an economist.
German factory output
fell by a record 7.5% in January, its biggest drop since reunification in 1990.
The world economy is likely to shrink for the first time in decades this year,
the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.
March 18, 2009
AIG Corporation is spending $165 million
in bonuses for executives even after receiving $170 billion in bailout money
from US taxpayers.AIG
is now 80% owned by the US
The AMA has said recently that 1 out of 10 Americans are now stressed out
because of the poor US
economy.Many of them are not sleeping
at night and fearful about their future.They are popping prescription drug pills to cope with the times.
A new report is stating $600 billion was spent on the war in Iraq
in the last 6 years since the USA
declared war there.Approximately 4,200
have been killed in Iraq
in the last 6 years, even though the US
war with that nation was only supposed to last a few months.
Sri Lanka children 'being killed'
The conflict in Sri Lanka
has killed hundreds of children and left many more injured, the United Nations'
children's agency, Unicef, has said.Moreover, thousands of children are at risk because of "a critical
lack of food, water and medicines", the agency says.
Chernobyl 'shows insect decline'
Two decades after the explosion at the Chernobyl
nuclear power plant, radiation is still causing a reduction in the numbers of
insects and spiders.According to
researchers working in the exclusion zone surrounding Chernobyl,
there is a "strong signal of decline associated with the contamination".
The team found that bumblebees, butterflies, grasshoppers, dragonflies and
spiders were affected.
WASHINGTON - Under
intense pressure from the Obama administration and Congress, the head of
bailed-out insurance giant AIG declared
Wednesday that some of the firm's executives have begun returning all or part
of bonuses totaling $165 million.
Fed launches bold $1.2T effort to revive
WASHINGTON - With the country sinking deeper into recession, the Federal Reserve launched a bold $1.2 trillion effort
Wednesday to lower rates on mortgages and other consumer
debt, spur spending, and revive the economy. To do so, the Fed will
spend up to $300 billion to buy long-term government
bonds and an additional $750 billion in mortgage-backed
securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Strong quake near Tonga prompts tsunami warning.NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -A strong 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Friday near
Tonga, generating a tsunami with the potential of striking
coastlines in the South Pacific, officials said. There were no immediate
reports of damage.
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates tumbled to
historic lows Thursday after the Federal Reserve's
sudden decision to print $1.2 trillion and pump it into the economy, a move
that also triggered warning signs of inflation - a weaker dollar and the
highest oil prices of the year.The
Fed announced Wednesday it would buy $750 billion in mortgage-backed
securitiesIt will also double its purchases of debt
issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $200 billion.Because spending that kind of money requires
the Fed essentially to print money, it meant risking inflation - and on
Thursday there were early indicators that was exactly what was happening.
The world economy is set to shrink by between 0.5% and 1.0%
in 2009, the first global contraction in 60 years. In its gloomiest
forecast yet, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that developed
countries will suffer a "deep recession". The global economic body
says "the prolonged financial crisis has battered global economic activity
beyond what was previously anticipated". Just two months ago, the IMF
predicted world output would increase by 0.5%.
Water - another global 'crisis'? If
you look at the numbers, it is hard to see how many East African communities
made it through the long drought of 2005 and 2006. Among people who study
human development, it is a widely-held view that each person needs about 20
litres of water each day for the basics - to drink, cook and wash sufficiently
to avoid disease transmission. Yet at the height of the East African drought,
people were getting by on less than five litres a day - in some cases, less
than one litre a day, enough for just three glasses of drinking water and
nothing left over.
dramatic blastAn undersea volcano is shooting smoke and ash
thousands of feet into the air over the South Pacific.
LONDON - Chef
Heston Blumenthal says a virus may have caused an outbreak of illness among
diners at his Michelin-starred Fat Duck Restaurant,
an Australian magazine reported Friday.The restaurant near London
was closed for more than two weeks after scores of diners reported bouts of
diarrhea and vomiting.It reopened last
week after health inspectors ruled it was safe to
do so. Several members of staff and customers had tested positive for
norovirus, an easily transmitted bug known as "winter vomiting"
A new report is stating over half of the US
auto part suppliers could file for bankruptcy this year.These suppliers are being strangled by
production cuts from US
Police: Fourth Oakland police officer has died
OAKLAND, Calif. - An Oakland police officer shot during a traffic stop died Sunday, bringing to
four the number of officers killed on the deadliest day in the department's
history, police said.Officer John Hege,
41, died at Highland Hospital after being gravely
wounded in the first of two shootings on Saturday, Oakland
police spokesman Jeff ThomasonA 26-year-old parolee wanted on a parole
violation opened fire on Hege and 40-year-old Sgt. Mark Dunakin after they
pulled him over Saturday afternoon, police said. Dunakin died that day. Hege
was hospitalized with a major brain injury and survived through the night, his
family said.Suspect Lovelle Mixon was
slain later Saturday afternoon in a gunfight with police that left two more
officers dead. Thomason identified those officers as Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, and
Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35. said.
Jacob's House Comment,
On this website in the prophecy entitled,"GOD
EXPLAINS HIS OVERWHELMING AND CONSUMING POWER" dated 1/15/06, our Lord God spoke to Jacob about what would happen in the
next few years.God spoke about the new violence,
woe, and travail that would be seen in the nations that have forgotten Him and
His Son, Jesus. This prophecy is already
coming to pass as well as many more on this website.Those who have eyes to see will see.Those who have ears to hear will hear what
our Living God is saying to them today.For
the time of judgment, trouble and trial is now upon the nations and cities of
this world called earth.
Excerpt from God's Consuming
Power, dated 1/15/06:
will bring the low base people here a cup of worry, travail, woe,
consternation, and grief they have never experienced before.The overseers and governors who rule over
them will also be perplexed and distressed as to My coming and My Son's second
coming to this earth.If they have not
followed My truthful and righteous rules and laws, then they will not
survive.Instead, damaging earthquakes,
whirlwinds, firestorms, disease, floods, and pestilence will overtake
them.It will enter into the dwelling
places that are not covered by My Son's blood.Soon travail, violence, and woe will become commonplace in the nations
that have forgotten Me and My Son, Jesus.Confusion and faintness of heart will become established in the roots of
the family trees, which I abhor.
Treasury's toxic asset plan could cost $1
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest attempt to tackle the banking
crisis and get loans flowing to families and businesses will create a new
government entity, the Public-Private Investment Program, to help purchase as
much as $1 trillion in toxic assets on banks' books.
Alert level raised for Alaska volcano
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Increased earthquake activity has prompted scientists to raise the alert
level for Alaska's Mount Redoubt
volcano.Geologists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said Sunday that seismic activity had increased over the past two days.
On Sunday morning, 40 to 50 earthquakes were being recorded every hour.Scientists said conditions may evolve rapidly
and culminated in an eruption within days to weeks at the volcano roughly 100
miles southwest of Anchorage.
WASHINGTON - Pointing with
dismay to the AIG debacle, the nation's top
economic officials argued Tuesday for unprecedented powers to regulate and even
take over financial goliaths whose collapse could imperil the entire economy. President Barack Obama agreed and said he hoped
"it doesn't take too long to convince Congress."
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a rare joint
appearance before a House committee, said the messy federal
intervention into American International Group,
an insurance giant, demonstrated a need to regulate complex nonbank financial
institutions just as banks are now regulated by the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corp.
New tremors at Alaska volcano spewing ash into sky
state of Vermont is now
legalizing same sex marriages.This is
the only state in the US to use
the legislature instead of the courts to do this.
new report is stating there is a 16% downturn in home sales in the southern US.
report is stating that melanoma skin cancer has risen 50% in recent years.It is also being reported that computers at
night are emitting carbon dioxide equivalent to 4 million cars.
are keeping their used cars longer than ever in the US.They are now keeping them 4 years on average
and there are more older cars on the road.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - New tremors at Alaska's Mount Redoubt are prompting speculation that the volcano could be
in a phase that will lead to more instability. The 10,200-foot volcano erupted
six times Sunday and Monday, spewing clouds of gritty ash high into the sky.
US to boost Mexico border defense The US
government is to increase security at the country's border with Mexico in an
attempt to combat drug cartels, the White House has announced. Immigration,
customs and anti-drug agents and gun law enforcement officers will be
reinforced as part of a $700m (475m pounds) undertaking. Some 8,000 people have died
in Mexico over the past two years amid bitter turf wars between
rival drugs gangs. The south-west US has also seen rising violence and kidnappings.
Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of
England, has cautioned against further significant government spending to
stimulate the economy.
However there is now an average
of 10 jobseekers for every vacancy advertised in UK jobcentres.
UKunemploymenthas risen above two
million for the first time since 1997, official figures have shown.UK property sales between December
and February remained at their lowest level in at least 31 years, the country's
surveyors have reported.
China suggests switch from dollar
central bank has called for a new global reserve currency run by the
International Monetary Fund to replace the US dollar.Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan did not
explicitly mention the dollar, but said the crisis showed the dangers of
relying on one currency. With the world's largest currency reserves of $2tn, China
is the biggest holder of dollar assets. Its leaders have often complained about
the dollar's volatility. China
has long been uneasy about relying on the dollar for trade and to store its
reserves and recently expressed concerns that Washington's
efforts to rescue the US
economy could erode the value of the currency.
In race against river, Fargo pulls together
FARGO, N.D. - As the swelling Red River
lapped within 30 feet of his back door, Carlis Kramer's property resembled
nothing so much as a bustling construction site. In a well-ordered ballet, four
people loaded sandbags, four others hauled them to the house and another person
stacked them into a dike. This is how Fargo
responds to the threat of record flooding: Hundreds of people from all walks of
life have joined forces to shield the community from the rising river, racing
to fill 2 million sandbags.
Call for Help: Postal chief says agency
WASHINGTON - The financially
strapped U.S. Postal Service will run out of
money this year without help from Congress, Postmaster
General John Potter warned on Wednesday. "We are facing losses of
historic proportion. Our situation is critical," Potter told a House
subcommittee.The agency lost $2.8
billion last year and is looking at much larger losses this year said Potter,
who is seeking congressional permission to reduce mail delivery from six days
to five days a week.
EU presidency: US economic plans 'a road to
STRASBOURG, France - The president of the European Union on
Wednesday slammed U.S.
plans to spend its way out of recession as "a road to hell." Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, whose country
currently holds the rotating EU presidency, told the European
Parliament that President Barack Obama's
massive stimulus package and banking bailout
"will undermine the liquidity of the global
financial market." A day after his government collapsed because of
a parliamentary vote of no-confidence, Topolanek took the EU presidency on a
collision course with Washington over how to deal with the global economic recession. Most European leaders say
the focus should be on tighter financial regulation,
while the U.S.
is pushing for larger economic stimulus plans- but nobody has so far escalated
the rhetoric to such strident levels.Topolanek's words are the strongest criticism so far from a European
leader as the 27-nation bloc bristles from recent U.S.
criticism that it is not spending enough to stimulate demand.he United
States plans to spend heavily to try and
lift its economy out of recession with a $787 billion economic
stimulus plan of tax rebates, health and welfare benefits, as well as
extra energy and infrastructure spending. To encourage banks to lend again, the
government will also pump $1 trillion into the financial system by buying up treasury bonds and mortgage securities in an effort to
clear some of the "toxic assets" devalued and untradeable assets from
banks' balance sheets.Topolanek, who
will remain EU president until a new Czech government is established, bluntly
said that "the United States
did not take the right path.".
Jobless claims set new record; GDP down more in 4Q WASHINGTON.For a 10th straight week, the number of
people who are continuing to claim jobless benefits increased, fresh evidence
that the labor market remains weak despite other hopeful signs that the
recession may have bottomed out. New claims for unemployment
benefits last week rose to a seasonally adjusted 652,000 from the
previous week's revised figure of 644,000, the Labor
Department said Thursday. The total number of people claiming benefits
jumped to 5.56 million, worse than economists' projections of 5.48 million, a
ninth straight record and the highest total on records dating back to 1967.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is outlining far-reaching plans to reign in
wall street and strengthen government authority over the US
Meantime a leading British economist has warned that the world
could face five years of economic slowdown and a 10% decline in output.DeAnne Julius, chairman of think tank Chatham
House, said there was a 40% chance of such a lengthy slowdown.
Drug violence: Views from Mexico.Drug involved
gang killings in Mexico claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people last year and around 1,000
so far this year. The drug cartels are fighting both one another for control of
trafficking routes into the US, and the police and troops sent to.
exports saw a record plunge in February, falling by nearly half compared with a
year earlier, according to the country's finance ministry. hrink by 9% during
2009, according to a forecast by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Hardest
hit will be developed nations, where trade is set to fall 10%. Poorer countries
will see exports fall 2-3%.
"Small tsunami" kills 52 after Indonesia dam breaks
new report is stating that 1 in 7 Americans will have Alzheimer's disease by
the time they reach the age of 65.
states in the US are
reporting double digit unemployment rates.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A wall of
water from a burst dam killed 52 people on the outskirts of the Indonesian
capital Jakarta on Friday, crashing
into hundreds of homes while many residents slept, officials said.While landslides and floods are common during
the rainy season in Indonesia,
the latest disaster was probably caused by torrential rain and poor
maintenance, some officials said, reflecting years of under-investment in much
of the country's crucial infrastructure.
CHICAGO - The lights are going
down from the Great Pyramids to the Acropolis, the EiffelTower to SearsTower, as more than 2,800
municipalities in 84 countries plan Saturday to mark the second worldwide Earth Hour.McDonald's will even soften the yellow glow from some
Golden Arches as part of the time zone-by-time zone plan to dim nonessential
lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to highlight global
climate change. "Earth Hour makes a powerful statement that the
world is going to solve this problem," said Carter Roberts, chief
executive of the World Wildlife Fund, which sponsors Earth Hour. "Everyone
is realizing the enormous effect that climate change
will have on them."
March 29, 2009
N.D. - The Red River rose to a 112-year high early Friday, breaching a dike
south of downtown and forcing authorities to order the evacuations of about 150
homes.The river had risen to 40.32 feet
early Friday, more than 22 feet above flood stage
and inches more than the previous high water mark of 40.1 feet set April 7, 1897.
N.D. - The bloated Red River briefly breached a dike early
Sunday, pouring water into a school campus and the mayor called it a "wakeup call" for a city that needs to be vigilant
for weaknesses in levees that could give way at any time. Crews managed to
largely contain the flooding to the campus of Oak Grove Lutheran, preventing
more widespread damage in nearby areas. "The campus is basically
devastated. They fought the good fight. They lost and there's nothing wrong
with that," Mayor Dennis Walaker said. By
early Sunday, the Red River had dropped to 40.15 feet,
still more than 22 feet above flood stage. Water
already has forced hundreds of residents in the Fargo
area from their homes and submerged basements and yards in an untold number of
houses along the river.Emergency crews
using boats had to rescue about 150 people from their homes in neighboring
communities in Minnesota,
where about 20 percent of households in Moorhead
had been urged to leave.
Bands of spring storms also lashed
the Southeast with thunderstorms, baseball-sized hail,
flash floods and tornado watches and
warnings.The region was still
reeling from twisters over the past two days. On Thursday, nearly 30 people
were hurt when a tornado destroyed dozens of homes and businesses across
south-central Mississippi. On
Friday, tornadoes struck Louisiana,
Alabama and North Carolina, damaging
homes and toppling trees.Strong winds
Saturday damaged roofs and windows and sent debris flying in Murfreesboro,
Tenn., the state
emergency management agency said. Three people were injured and treated
at the scene.Severe thunderstorms tore
off roofs and downed trees and power lines in Corydon in western Kentucky.About 100 roads in southern Mississippi
were impassable at the height of the bad weather because of flooding, including
the main route into Biloxi,
Harrison County Emergency ManagementMore than 200 homes in the Biloxi
area sustained flood damage and two roads sustained major pavement washouts,
Lacy said. Director
Rupert Lacy said. Some residents had to be rescued from stalled cars in flood
A new report is stating Texas
teachers will no longer have to discuss weaknesses in the evolution
theory.Many scientists are saying that
the discussion of the weaknesses in evolution has helped Creationists.They say this should no longer be allowed in
U.S. President Obama to meet bank CEOs to
discuss economic crisis
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Barack Obama
will quiz top U.S.
bankers on Friday about developments in the economy and their businesses as his
administration seeks broader authority to regulate the financial system.Obama, who will pitch his plans to combat global recession and reform regulation at next week's
G20 meeting of major economies, is set to host leaders of the biggest U.S. financial institutions at the White
House around noon EDT.The
meeting will come just days after the U.S. Treasury Department provided details
on a government plan to cleanse banks' balance sheets
of up to $1 trillion in distressed loans and securities.
Storms sow snow, thunder from Plains to
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Storms spread misery
Saturday from the Great Plains to the Gulf Coast, dumping spring snow that cut power to
thousands of Kansas utility customers and spawning tornado
warnings and heavy rain across the South.
Bands of spring storms also lashed the Southeast with thunderstorms,
baseball-sized hail, flash floods and tornado watches and warnings. The region was still
reeling from twisters over the past two days. On Thursday, nearly 30 people
were hurt when a tornado destroyed dozens of homes and businesses across
south-central Mississippi. On Friday,
tornadoes struck Louisiana, Alabama
and North Carolina,
damaging homes and toppling trees. Strong winds Saturday damaged roofs and
windows and sent debris flying in Murfreesboro,
Tenn., the state
emergency management agency said. Three people were injured and treated
at the scene. Severe thunderstorms tore off roofs and downed trees and power
lines in Corydon in western Kentucky.
About 100 roads in southern Mississippi
were impassable at the height of the bad weather because of flooding, including
the main route into Biloxi,
Harrison County Emergency Management Director
Rupert Lacy said. Some residents had to be rescued from stalled cars in flood
waters. More than 200 homes in the Biloxi
area sustained flood damage and two roads sustained major pavement washouts,
Jacob's House Comments,
As good Christians we
should be aware of the fact that God is now in the process of closing down this
filthy and corrupt earth age.The
following Bible verses from our Lord tell us what we should try to accomplish in these
trying and troubling times.
KJV 1 Thessalonians
1.But of the times and the seasons, brethren,
ye have no need that I write unto you.
2.For yourselves know perfectly that the day of
the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon
them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a
are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the
night, nor of darkness.
6.Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the
let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and
love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus
died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11.Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as
also ye do.
we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you
in the Lord, and admonish you;
to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among
we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded,
support the weak, be patient toward all men.
that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is
good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
17.Pray without ceasing.
everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning
19.Quench not the Spirit.
20.Despise not prophesyings.
21.Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22.Abstain from all appearance of evil.
the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and
soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Flooding in Fargo eases but winter storm moves in.
FARGO, N.D. - Just as the Red River
began retreating from Fargo's
hastily fortified sandbag levees, the city's tired residents stared down a winter storm Monday expected to bring a half-foot of
snow, powerful gusts and wind-whipped waves.The snowfall itself was not expected to worsen the flooding, but
engineers were worried waves could crash against the levees, further weakening
them. The snow is more of a concern in the southern part of the state, where
some towns could have blizzard conditions and receive up to 14 inches.
A powerful storm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
reduces several homes to rubble.
Police: Gunman's ex-wife worked at nursing
home.CARTHAGE, N.C. - Police are
looking into whether a gunman accused of killing eight people in a North Carolina nursing home may have targeted the
facility because his estranged wife worked there. Police say 45-year-old Robert
Stewart killed seven residents and a nurse at the Pinelake Health and Rehab
center and wounded three other people.
U. S. White House questions viability of GM and Chrysler. WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama
is sending a blunt message to Detroit automakers: To survive - and win more government
help- they must remake themselves top to bottom. Driving home the point, the White House ousted the General
Motors chairman as it rejected GM and Chrysler's restructuring plans.
A tornado has killed 10 people in India.
Moody's has reported uncollected credit card
debt has now reached 8.8%, a new record.
Evolution study focuses on snail.Members of the public across Europe are being asked to look in their
gardens or local green spaces for banded snails as part of a UK-led
evolutionary study. Scientists believe
the research could show how the creatures have evolved in the past 40 years to
reflect changes in temperature and their predators.
A medical condition. Ten per cent of British children are regarded as
having a clinically recognizable mental disorder, 34 million prescriptions for
anti-depressants were written in the UK
in 2007, while it is estimated that 10% of US children take Ritalin to combat behavior
problems.Dr Tim Kendall, Joint Director
of the National Collaboration Centre for Mental Health and a key government
adviser is deeply concerned at what he sees as a medicalisation of a vast
swathe of society.
Defaults on home mortgages insured by the FHA
in February climbed from a year earlier, while 7.5% of FHA loans were seriously
delinquent, up from 6.2%
US home price drops set records in
Jan.WASHINGTON- Home prices sank by the sharpest
annual rate on record in January, and the pace continues to accelerate, but
there were a handful battered metro areas where
price declines slowed, according to data released Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller
index of home prices in 20 major cities tumbled by a record 19 percent
from January 2008. It was the largest decline
since the index started in 2000. The 10-city index dropped 19.4 percent, also a
new record. All 20 cities in the report showed monthly and annual price
declines, with 13 posting new annual records. Prices dropped by more than 10
percent in 14 cities.
FDA says to avoid pistachios amid salmonella
scare. FRESNO, Calif. - Federal food officials are warning people not to eat any
food containing pistachios because of possible contamination by salmonella, in
another food scare sure to rattle consumers already upset by the contamination
of peanuts with the same bacteria.The Food and Drug Administration said central California-based
Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., the nation's second-largest pistachio
processor, was voluntarily recalling more than 2 million pounds of its roasted
nuts shipped since last fall.
DETROIT - General
Motors Corp.'s newchief executive said
Tuesday that more of the automaker's plants could close as part of GM's effort
to meet new, tougher requirements for government aid World Bank warns of deep
The World Bank says the world economy will contract by 1.7%
this year, the first decline since World War II.The Bank says that the world's richest
countries will contract by 3%, while world trade will fall by 6.8%.Developing countries will grow by 2.1%, half
the forecast six months ago, and some areas will fall into recession.
'backs economic reforms'.More than 70% of people in 29
countries think major changes are needed in the way the global economy is
run.Nearly two thirds - 62% - of the
public say the downturn has negatively affected them, and half say the downturn
will last more than two years.There is
also broad support for reform of domestic economic policy.The survey was conducted by GlobeScan along
with the University of Maryland.
U.S. private sector axes 742,000 jobs in March."It's a terrible number. It is almost a
loss of three quarters of a million jobs which is possibly the highest we have
seen so far over the length of this crisis," said Matt Esteve, foreign exchange trader with Tempus Consulting in Washington.
Earth population 'exceeds limits'. There are
already too many people living on Planet Earth, according to one of most
influential science advisors in the US government. Nina Fedoroff told the
BBC One Planet programmer that humans had exceeded the Earth's "limits of
sustainability". "We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of
the global population; the planet can't support many more people." She
stressed the need for humans to become much better at managing "wild
lands", and in particular water supplies. Current world population
Net growth per day - 218,030, Forecast made for 2040 - 9bn
The forest fires that flared unusually viciously in many of Nepal's
national parks and conserved areas this dry season have left conservationists
worrying if climate change played a role.At least four protected areas were on fire for an unusually long time
until just a few days ago.Nasa's
satellite imagery showed most of the big fires were in and around the national
parks along the country's northern areas bordering Tibet.
Unemployment across the eurozone rose to its highest level in
almost three years in February as the economic downturn continues to tighten
its grip. The jobless rate across the 16 nations that share the euro rose to
8.5%, or 13.47 million, up from 8.3% in January, official figures show.The rate across the wider European Union rose
to 7.9% from 7.7%, which equates to 19.16 million unemployed.
Japan's February exports halved. The world's second-largest
economy is suffering in the downturn as demand for its products has collapsed.
April 3, 2009
Jobless rate bolts to 8.5 percent, 663K jobs
lost. If part-time and discouraged workers are
factored in, the unemployment rate would have been 15.6 percent in March, the
highest on record dating to 1994, according to Labor
Department data released Friday. The average work week in March dropped
to 33.2 hours, a new record low. Since the recession began in December 2007,
the economy has lost a net total of 5.1 million jobs, with almost two-thirds of
the losses occurring in the last five months.
A record 32 million Americans are now on
food stamps in the US.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's Supreme Court
unanimously struck down the state's gay marriage ban
on Friday, making Iowa the third state where
same-sex couples can tie the knot.In
its decision, the court upheld a 2007 district court
judge's ruling that the law violates the state
constitution. It strikes the language from Iowa
code limiting marriage to only between a man a woman.
Scientists have created an ideal colleague - a robot that performs
hundreds of repetitive experiments. The UK-based team that built Adam at AberystwythUniversity describes the
breakthrough in the journal Science. "Adam is a prototype but, in 10-20
years, I think machines like this could be commonly used in laboratories,"
said Professor King. The same team is developing another, more advanced robot
scientist called Eve, which is designed to screen new drugs.
One in 10 Americans now getting government help
to buy food. WASHINGTON (Reuters)- A record 32.2 million people - one in every
10 Americans - received food stamps at the latest
count, the government said on Thursday, a reflection of the recession now in
its 16th month. Food stamp enrollment rose in 46 of the 50 states during
January as the national total rose by 580,000 people.
Families of NY shooting victims begin to bury
dead. BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -People will begin to bury their loved ones
Sunday, two days after a gunman burst into an immigrant center and murdered 13
people before killing himself.Police
are still reaching around the globe to notify families of those killed by
41-year-old Jiverly Wong, who was apparently upset about losing his job at a
vacuum plant and about people picking on him for his limited English.
Murder of 5 children shocks Wash.trailer park. GRAHAM, Wash. - A quiet mobile home park nestled among towering
evergreens reeled Sunday in the aftermath of an unthinkable crime: five
children slain in their own home, apparently by their father, who took his own
life with a gun, miles away."How could
something like this happen?" asked Mary Ripplinger, whose kids were
playmates of the slain children. "Everyone's asking: Why did he do it?
It's not right."
Gunman kills 3 Pittsburghofficers in shootout. PITTSBURGH- A gunman
wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with an assault rifle held police at bay for hours as their
fallen officers were left bleeding nearby, their colleagues unable to reach
them.When it was over four hours later,
three officers were dead and more than 100 rounds had been fired by SWAT teams and the gunman on the quiet Pittsburgh
street, police said.Saturday's slayings
occurred just two weeks after four police officers
were fatally shot in Oakland, Calif.,
in the deadliest day for U.S.
law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001.
Jacob's House Comment
The violence and murders you are seeing today in
the USA and other nations today are because the leaders in these nations have forgotten the
principles, commandments, and laws of God.Therefore, only by repenting can the people of the USA and other nations be saved from the devastation, violence, disease, evil, and murders to come.Forsaking God will bring the USA and other nations today misery and turmoil they have never experienced before. These things are already beginning to occur all over this world. See Revelation chapter 9, verses 15-21.
Excerpt 20-21 from
20 And the rest of the
men that were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of
their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and
silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood; which neither can see, or hear, nor
21 Neither repented
they of their murders, nor their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of
Roman police find sewer children.
Italian police have found more than 100 immigrants, including 24 Afghan
children, living in the sewer system beneath railway stations in Rome.
The children range in age from to
15 years and are now being looked after by the city's social services.They were found when the railway police
followed up reports of children living near the city's stations.The police say they do not speak Italian and
broke into the sewers by removing manhole covers.The charity Save the Children Italy says that
more than 1,000 unaccompanied children arrived in Rome
last year from various countries in Asia, Africa,
and Latin America.
Walt Disney has announced it is laying off 1900 people at its
theme parks because it is bracing for a long economic downturn.
Italy quake has killed 260, about a hundred in serious
condition. Some people still missing government says. L'AQUILA, Italy - A strong aftershock sent firefighters and rescuers
scrambling Tuesday morning from a collapsed dormitory where they have been
working frantically to find university students trapped by the powerful
earthquake that devastated this central Italian city. The magnitide-6.3 quake
struck the central Italian city of L'Aquilaand surrounding villages early Monday, leveling
buildings and reducing entire blocks to a pile of rubble and dust. As
rescue teams pressed ahead with their searches in the crumbled buildings, some
of the almost 28,000 left homeless emerged from tent camps after spending a
second night in chilly mountain temperatures.Since the quake early Monday, some 430 aftershocks have rumbled through
the area, including some strong ones.
A new US
report is stating that 48 people have been killed in shooting rampages in the
last 7 months.These deadly shootings
are appearing all over the US.
ice shows winter thinning.Arctic ice reached a larger maximum area this
winter than in the last few years, scientists say, but the long-term trend
still shows it declining.The 30-year
trend shows the maximum annual sea-ice cover, usually seen in March, is
shrinking by 2.7% per decade. Only 10% of the cover consists of relatively
durable ice that has formed over more than two years, a record low. Scientists
from the US National Snow and IceDataCenter (NSIDC), say the thin ice is prone to summer melting.
Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'. Meanwhile, US scientists predict arctic
summers ice-free 'by 2013'. Their latest modelling studies indicate northern
polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years. One Antarctic ice shelf has quickly vanished,
another is disappearing and glaciers are melting faster than anyone thought due
to climate change, U.S. and British government researchers reported recently.
Police: Car bomb in Shiite area of Baghdad kills 9. BAGHDAD - A car bomb in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad killed at least nine people and wounded 18 others on
Tuesday, a day after a deadly wave of bombings swept the Iraqi capital and
raised concerns that Iraqi forces were ill-prepared to secure the city as U.S. troops thin out.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A quarter of the
world's companies, and 40 percent in the United States, plan to freeze salaries
this year, but employees in South America and India can look forward to robust rises, a global survey
shows on Tuesday.
It is being reported in the US that 33 police officers were killed in the line of
duty so far this year.
A new report is stating all raw and roasted
nuts are being recalled from a California processing plant.
A deadly snow storm in Michigan, U.S.A. kills 4 people.
Mortgage fraud rescue scams in the US are up 2100% in the last few months.About 550 cases of corporate fraud from
recent financial crisis.
Tornadoes have damaged towns in Texarkana, Central
Tennessee, South Central Louisiana, and Arkansas.Mena Arkansas has seen 3 people die and dozens of people injured
Trust in US banks has declined to low levels
recently.However, a slight rise in
trust is being recorded in the US stock market.The government intervention is partly to blame.
US life insurers are now in trouble because
of the toxic assets they bought a few years ago.US government tarp money will be given to them to keep
A new report is stating that US vacancies in
strip malls are now up to 9%.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S.
electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt
the system, the Wall Street Journal reported on
Wednesday. The spies came from China,
electrical system and its controls, the newspaper said, citing current and
former U.S. national security officials. The intruders have not
sought to damage the power grid or other key
infrastructure so far, but officials said they could try to do so during a
crisis or war.
TEMECULA, Calif. - A gunman
opened fire at a remote KoreanChristian retreat center Tuesday night, leaving one
person dead and at least three people injured, authorities said. The retreat is
one of four U.S.
branches of the Kkottongnae Brothers and Sisters
of Jesus, a Roman Catholic organization dedicated to serving the poor and
homeless. It was founded in the city of Cheongju, South Korea, by Father
Oh Woong Jin in 1976.
The European Commission will unveil a new strategy later on Wednesday to
revive the fish farming industry. At
a time when stocks of some species of fish in the world's oceans are
dangerously low, the authorities in Brussels
are concerned that Europe's aquaculture sector has
Jacob's House Comment,
Our Lord God is showing this world with all of the dead and dying fish that very few people will be invited to attend the wedding our God is planning for His Son, Jesus, and the bride. The dead and dying fish around this world are a sign and a symbol that very few people know our Creator and have love for Him in today's world. Therefore, they will soon die like these fish are dying today.
Salmon farm escapes 'decreasing'. The number of salmon
escaping from Scottish fish farms into the wild has halved, according to the
Scottish Salmon Producers' Organization (SSPO). A ministerial group is due to
be told that 157,000 fish escaped last year compared with about 300,000 in
and anglers have warned that wild salmon are being weakened genetically by
escaped farmed fish.
New claims of poor wild salmon season in Scotland.
Anglers in Lewis and Harris have been reporting one of their worst ever
seasons for wild salmon. Numbers have fallen dramatically and some
observers said they have never known the salmon to be so small. Former gamekeeper Donald MacDonald said the poor
season could be due to a lack of food. Mr MacDonald said: "It is an
extremely bad year not only here but throughout Scotland, I understand."He said the size of the fish was causing concern. "We are talking
of fish of 1lb in weight and that has never been heard of before. "The numbers are down as well. It looks to me personally as if it's
Americas on alert
for sea level rise.Climate change experts in North and South America are increasingly worried by the potentially
devastating implications of higher estimates for possible sea level rises.The AmericasVietnam
or Bangladesh. But
the increase in the ranges for anticipated sea level rises presented at a
meeting of scientists in Copenhagen
in March has alarmed observers in the region.Parts of the Caribbean, Mexico,
and Ecuador are
seen as most at risk. New York City
and southern parts of Florida are
also thought to be particularly vulnerable.
have until now been seen as less vulnerable than other parts of the world like
low-lying Pacific islands,
An 8,000 acre wild fire in the Texas
panhandle has damaged homes and killed cattle there.
Butterflies hit by damp summers.
The torrential rain of recent summers has hit the UK
butterfly population hard, say conservationists.Numbers are at a new low according to data
from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, and the miserable British weather is
said to be a key factor. Wet conditions limit the insects' ability to fly and
find food, and also hamper the creatures' breeding success. Butterfly Conservation
says that for 12 species, 2008 was their worst year since records began in the
Jacob's House Comment
Again it is evident that our Lord God is showing how defiled and sinful this world has become today. Our God is showing us that many species of plants and animals are dying out because we have sinned and we have forsaken our Creator for the temporary and superficial riches of this world. These things will continue to happen in ever increasing amounts as the next few seasons of time unfold. Then shall the second coming of God's Son, Jesus, be evident in all of His glorious splendor.
UK biodiversity still in decline. The latest update shows that many bird and bug species
are still disappearing from the UK. Anabundance of farmland birds and seabirds had changed
from orange to red, and that the area of sensitive habitats threatened by acid
rain had moved from green to orange. The bordered gothic moth has already
disappeared from the UK. Six species
on the BAP list have been lost from the UK since 1994."We urgently need a boost of
resources in a new Green Deal before we cause irreversible damage to Britain's fragile habitats," said Matt Shardlow,
director of Buglife.
PRICEVILLE, Ala. - A man who police say shot
and killed his estranged wife, their daughter and two other relatives before
burning down his house and committing suicide on
the eve of their divorce trial gave no hints of the mayhem to come, police and
court officials said.
AP IMPACT: Chinese drywall poses potential
Fla. - At the height of the U.S.
housing boom, when building materials were in short supply, American construction companies used millions of pounds
of Chinese-made drywall because it was abundant and cheap. Now that decision is
haunting hundreds of homeowners and apartment dwellers who are concerned that
the wallboard gives off fumes that can corrode copper pipes, blacken jewelry
and silverware, and possibly sicken people.
Shipping records reviewed by The Associated Press indicate that imports of
potentially tainted Chinese building materials
exceeded 500 million pounds during a four-year period of soaring home prices.
The drywall may have been used in more than 100,000 homes rebuilt since Hurricane
Katrina, according to some
estimates. "This is a traumatic problem of extraordinary proportions," said U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, a Florida Democrat who
introduced a bill in the House calling for a temporary ban on the Chinese-made
imports until more is known about their chemical makeup. Similar legislation
has been proposed in the Senate.The
drywall apparently causes a chemical reaction that gives off a rotten-egg
stench, which grows worse with heat and humidity.
Rain hope for US wildfire states.Heavy rain this weekend could bring relief to parts of
the southern US hit by wildfires, forecasters say.The blazes have killed three people and
destroyed hundreds of homes in Texas and Oklahoma since they ignited on Thursday. They were fanned by
high winds, part of a storm system that has also triggered deadly tornadoes in Tennessee and Arkansas. At least five people died and about 70 were hurt in
two separate tornadoes.
LA wildfire fight makes
progress. Firefighters in
southern California, aided by
better weather conditions, have contained a number of wildfires that have been
burning for two days.However, the
biggest of the blazes, in the San Fernando Valley north
of Los Angeles, has spread west
towards VenturaCounty.The fires destroyed dozens of houses and
forced thousands of people to flee. The hot winds that sweep through southern California
every year at this time helped the flames spread quickly. The fires have
claimed at least two lives.
Storm system ravages southern
US. Tornadoes and wildfires fuelled by strong winds have caused
widespread power outages and destruction in the South and Midwest,
leaving at least eight people dead. The storms killed two people in Murfreesboro,
Tennessee, on Friday and three in the small
Arkansas town of Mena
on Thursday night. Wildfires in TexasOklahoma
declared a state of emergency in more than 30 counties after fires destroyed
more than 100 homes. However, heavy rain this weekend could bring relief to
parts of the southern US hit by wildfires, forecasters say.
killed at least three people.
Jacob's House Comment,
It is clear and evident that our Lord
God is changing this world today.Our
God is punishing the areas of this world He dislikes with devastating weather,
violence, evil, and destruction.These
things will increase as God's new day and new righteous time begins.However, before God's new day and righteous
time the curse will go door to door.It
will destroy the people inside the houses that have refused God's offer of
mercy, reconciliation, and love.It will
destroy the entire house if they have refused Him and ridiculed His only Son,
Nigeria oil unrest 'kills 1,000'. Violence in Nigeria's oil region left 1,000 people
dead and cost $24bn (16 pounds) last year, a report says, according to an official
WASHINGTON -Cyberspies have
penetrated the U.S.
electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt
the system, according to current and former national-security officials. The
spies came from China,
electrical system and its controls. The intruders haven't sought to damage the
power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try
during a crisis or war.
April 12, 2009
The Peanut Corporation of America
has been closed after contaminants were found in the building.Texas
has imposed a $14 million fine against them.
Drug cartels from Mexico
are now coming to Atlanta, Georgia
to set up shop.The USA's
policy of open emigration is to blame.
Harris Teeter Markets are recalling their brand of pistachio nuts because of
Salmonella problems in them.
April 15, 2009
government gives General Motors until June 15 to file for bankruptcy.The government wants this carmaker to keep
its most profitable assets and sell its unprofitable ones.
Raging wild fires in Texas
burn thousands of acres.
Italy earthquake reconstruction will cost U.S.16
- The region in central Italy ravaged by an
earthquake more than a week ago will need at least euro12 billion (about $16
billion) for rebuilding, the country's interior ministerAs some children started going
back to school, experts were assessing the damage at buildings that were still
standing. Prosecutors were investigating alleged shoddy construction in the
US consumer prices fall in March.March's fall meant consumer prices were down
0.4% from a year ago, the first annual decline since 1955. Some economists have
expressed fears the recession could trigger a prolonged period of falling
prices, known as deflation. But others worry that the measures the US government and Federal Reserve have taken to fight
the financial crisis could lead to soaring inflation in the long term.
US housing starts at 50-year low.The
rate of construction of new homes in the US fell by 16.8% in January to hit a 50-year low,
official statistics have shown. Starts were down 56.2% from January
2008 and permits down 50.5%. The January rate was the lowest since the Commerce
Department started keeping records in 1959.
Federal Reserve says it will buy almost $1.2 trillion (843bn pounds) worth of mortgage
related debt to help boost lending and promote an economic recovery. The
Bank of England has already begun buying government debt to expand the money
supply - known as quantitative easing.
Widespread die-off of pinyon pine across the southwestern United States
during future droughts will occur at least five times faster if climate warms
by 4 degrees Celsius, even if future droughts are no worse than droughts of the
past century, scientists have discovered.
Drought threatens Iraq's `Garden of Eden'. A severe drought is threatening
Iraq's southern marshes, the traditional site of the biblical Garden of Eden,
just as the region was recovering from Saddam Hussein's draining of its lakes
and swamps to punish a political rebellion.Marshes that were coming back to life a few years ago with U.N. help are
again little more than vast expanses of cracked earth. The area's thousands of
inhabitants, known as Marsh Arabs, are victims of the debilitating drought that
has ravaged much of Iraq and neighboring countries in the last two years.
Farm aid to West is depleting
Calif.As drought forces families in the West to shorten their showers and let
their lawns turn brown, two Depression-era government programs have been paying
some of the nation's biggest farms hundreds of millions of dollars to grow
water-thirsty crops in what was once desert.
Records obtained by The Associated Press show that the
federal government handed out more than $687 million in subsidies over the past
two years to hundreds of farmers in California
and Arizona, the most seriously
drought-stricken states in the West. One program pays farmers for planting
water-needy crops such as cotton and rice, which are largely grown by flooding
the fields. The other provides cut-rate water for irrigation.
ATWATER, Calif. - Beekeepers who are battling a mysterious
ailment that led to the disappearance of millions of honeybees now fear the
sting of imported Australian bees that they worry could out compete their hives
and might carry a deadly parasite unseen in the United States.The U.S. Department of Agriculture has
allowed shipments of Australian bees to resume despite concerns by some of its
had been air freighting the insects across the Pacific for four years to
replace hives devastated by the perplexing colony collapse disorder. But six
weeks ago the Australian government abruptly stopped the shipments, saying it
could no longer be certain the hives were free of a smaller, aggressive bee
that has infested areas near the Great Barrier Reef, U.S.Mandan, N.D.,
says he fears the foreign hives could kill off his apiary. "We've got
enough problems with our own bee diseases that we don't know how to treat, and
they open the border to a whole new species that could carry God knows
what," said Haff, a vice president of the American Honey Producers
Association. "That's a total slap in the face for us."
Jacob's House Comment,
By the United States allowing heathen merchandise from godless countries, and now animals that are infected to come here, they have defiled themselves more and more in God's eyes. Now the US is so defiled, filthy and corrupted with heathen vermin it will never again be the new Promised Land that God wanted it to be since the earliest days of its existence.
climate will lead to devastating loss of phosphorus from soil. Crop growth, drinking water and recreational water
sports could all be adversely affected if predicted changes in rainfall
patterns over the coming years prove true. Scientists from Biotechnology
and Biological Sciences Research Council have found for the first time that the
rate at which a dried soil is rewetted impacts on the amount of phosphorus lost
from the soil into surface water and subsequently into the surrounding
environment.Dr Martin Blackwell, one of
the project leaders said: "Our preliminary results show that despite best
efforts, the changing climate may limit our ability to mitigate phosphorus losses
at certain times of the year, especially summer. "This is really worrying because high
phosphorus concentrations in surface waters can lead to harmful algal blooms
which can be toxic, cause lack of oxygen during their decay and disrupt food
webs. This can also affect the quality of water for drinking and result in the
closure of recreational water sport facilities."
DUBAI, United Arab
Emirates - A scientist says the world's
first cloned camel has been produced in the desert emirate of Dubai.
Nisar Ahmad Wani, a senior reproductive biologist at the government's CamelReproductionCenter,
says the cloned camel is a six-day-old, one-humped female called Achievement or
Injaz in Arabic.
- A strong line of storms spawned at least three tornadoes Tuesday as it tore
across central Florida,
scattering roof shingles, uprooting trees and forcing schools to evacuate
children from trailer classrooms.
A Volcano is threatening species on the Galapagos
Islands.There is now a threat to the
wildlife there including the iguanas.
Bankruptcies in the USA are up 46% in the last month alone. Even
with tighter requirements there are 80% more bankruptcies in the US than last year.
A new report in the US is stating that 20,000 lawyers have been
laid off from their jobs recently and are now looking for work.
It has been reported that a 13 year old boy has robbed a
bank in Peoria, Illinois.He is now considered a felon for this
FargoNDU.S.A. Flooding. Cass County 17 north of West Fargo, N.D. in front of
homes surrounded by floodwaters from the Sheyenne River on Tuesday, April 14,
2009.Rivers across North
Dakota - some of them packed with ice from a wet
fall, others swollen from rain and snow - have flooded since late March.
looks for ways to not let the bedbugs bite. ARLINGTON, Va. - Faced with rising numbers of complaints to city
information lines and increasingly frustrated landlords, hotel chains and
housing authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency
hosted its first-ever bedbug summit Tuesday. The tiny reddish-brown
insects, last seen in great numbers before World War II, are on the rebound.
They have infested college dormitories, hospital wings, homeless
shelters and swanky hotels from New York City to Chicago to Washington.
They live in the crevices and folds of mattresses, sofas and sheets. Then, most
often before dawn, they emerge to feed on human blood.
There are grass roots uprising and tax tea parties going on all over the US
to protest rising taxes.Seven hundred
cities are involved as these protesters march in carry signs on the April 15
income tax deadline.
At least 2 tornadoes have been reported in Tampa,
Florida, USA.They knocked out power lines, tore down
trees, and overturned a bus.
A new report is stating that Australia
is now going to allow the limited killing of their crocodiles.They will also allow the gathering of
crocodile eggs by people because of recent attacks on humans in Australia's
Scientists are saying that using the internet websites' twitter and face book could
harm people's moral values.Face book
could be linked to US students receiving bad grades in school.
A new report is stating that one in every 159 homes in the US
are now in foreclosure.
April 19, 2009
Best Buy is reporting it will now cut up to 10,000 jobs because of poor sales.Harley Davidson will cut up to 400 jobs
because their sales are off 30%.
Parts of Colorado have
received a dangerous spring snow storm.Power lines were down there and 30,000 homes are now without power.There are also more than 50 reports of hail
and severe thunder storm damage in Texas
and other Southern US states.Four tornadoes were also reported in West
April 22, 2009
Geithner defends bank rescue program amid
Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the bank rescue program devised by
the Obama administration Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund predicted U.S.financial institutions
could lose $2.7 trillion from the global credit crisis.Geithner, testifying before the rescue plan's
Congressional Oversight Panel, faced several
questions about how Treasury is using the $700 billion Troubled
Asset Relief Program and how it intends to help rid financial
institutions of their bad loans and securities.His testimony came in the wake of a watchdog agency report that warned
Obama administration initiatives could increasingly expose taxpayers to losses
and make the government more vulnerable to fraud.
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. could get as much as $5 billion
more in federal loans, while Chrysler LLC could
get $500 million as they race against government-imposed deadlines to
restructure, according to a government report filed Tuesday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that potential
losses from the credit crunch could reach $4 trillion (2.75tn pounds) and
damage the financial system for years to come.It says that even if urgent action is taken to clean up the banking
system, the process will be "slow and painful", delaying economic
recovery.It says that banks may need
$1.7 trillion in additional capital.
retail sales fell in March compared with a year earlier, the British Retail
Consortium (BRC) has said.Like-for-like sales, which do not include sales from new shops, fell
1.2% - the ninth fall in sales in the past 10 months. The BRC said continued
economic uncertainty was leading consumers to tighten their belts.
Bleak forecast made on fishery stocks. The world's fish stocks will soon suffer major upheaval due
to climate change, scientists have warned.Changing ocean temperatures and currents will force thousands of species
to migrate polewards, including cod, herring, plaice and prawns.By 2050, US fishermen may see a 50% reduction
in Atlantic cod populations.
has seen record high triple digit temperatures recently in several
locations.Wild fires have also been
seen recently here because of the heat.
General growth the number 2 company in the mall business in the USA
has filed for bankruptcy.
One in 5 Americans are delaying health care because of financial
woes. About 21% of Americans are saying
they are having trouble paying their health insurance premiums now.Many of them are delaying doctor visits
because of a lack of money.
President Obama's 2010 budget now estimated to be 3.6 trillion dollars.
A new report is stating is 81% of retirees in the US
are cutting costs.Forty-three percent
of them are changing investments and 38% are working more because of retirement
President Obama is warning lending companies and credit card company executives
to curb abuses or face angry consumers and Congress.
US banks now have 1.8 billion in troubled loans compared to 300
million reported last year.
Tornado seen in Marshal County, Alabama,
USA.Winds from this tornado were assessed at between
86 and 119 miles per hour. Another tornado north of AtlantaGeorgia damaged 125 homes
and 12 homes there are now unlivable.
WASHINGTON - The world economy is likely to shrink this year for the
first time in six decades.
Global economy is expected to shrink this
year. The International Monetary Fund projected the 1.3 percent drop in a dour
forecast released Wednesday. That could leave at least 10 million more people
around the world jobless, some private economists said."By any measure, this downturn represents
by far the deepest global recession since the Great Depression," the IMF said in its latest
World Economic Outlook. "All corners of the globe are being
affected." The new forecast of a decline in global
economic activity for 2009 is much weaker than the 0.5 percent growth
the IMF had estimated in January.Big
factors in the gloomier outlook: It's expected to take longer than previously
thought to stabilize world financial markets and get credit flowing freely
again to consumers and businesses. Doing so will be necessary to lift the U.S., and the global economy, out of recession.
Home values still have a long way to
go.Based on historical balances of employment, housing sales, income,
lending availability, foreclosure
and vacancy rates, all dating back to 1982, home prices in the LA metro area still have 29% further to fall, according to Moody's
Economy.com. The best real estate deals, it seems, are yet to come. All of this adds up to bad news in one of the states
hardest hit by the real estate bust, Florida particularly Miami, Orlando
and Jacksonville. Home prices are down 32%, 27% and 9%, respectively, in year-over-year terms,
and are expected to decline a further 53%, 48% and 39% in each area, according
to our calculations. Each has decade highs in unemployment, not to mention
still out-of-balance price-to-home-price ratios.
'Deeper' recession ahead says IMF. The global economy is set to decline by
1.3% in 2009, in the first global recession since World War II, the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) says.It now projects that
the UK will see
its economy shrink by 4.1% in 2009, and by a further 0.4% in 2010. But other
major economies are predicted to shrink even more, with Germany
declining by 5.6%, Japan
by 6.2%, and Italy
by 4.4% in 2009. The prospects for the advanced economies are not much brighter
in 2010, with an overall forecast of zero growth. The IMF says this represents
"by far the deepest post-World War II recession" with an actual
decline in output in countries making up 75% of the world economy. Currently,
output is falling by an "unprecedented" 7.5% annual rate in the rich
countries in the last quarter of 2008, and the IMF expects the same rate of
decline in the first quarter of this year.
Jacob's House Comment,
The reason these nations are suffering with
economic woes and extreme job losses are because they have offended the living
God of heaven and earth.The depression
these nations are suffering with today will not end anytime soon.Only if the rulers and leaders in these
nations will get on their hands and knees in repenting before their Creator,
will their nations be saved.Otherwise
they will continue to spiral down into a depression of great magnitude and
distress.See Deuteronomy 28:16-19.
April 23, 2009
SC wildfire burns homes near popular beach
area. NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -A coastal wildfire spread early Thursday toward one of the busiest tourist
stretches in South Carolina,
burning dozens of homes and forcing hundreds to flee in the middle of the
night. No injuries were reported.Police
banged on doors to awaken residents as strong winds and flames pummeled the Barefoot Landing development, a sprawling
complex of houses, condominiums and golf courses separated from the main route
through Myrtle Beach
by the Intracoastal Waterway.Flames jumped highways and walls of smoke engulfed tourist attractions
as 30 mph gusts blew toward the ocean. Winds were expected to be weaker
Thursday, but officials still feared the blaze could jump the waterway.State
officials said as many as 70 homes had been destroyed, and Garry Alderman, the
county fire chief, described some as left with only "skeletal remains."
"I've never seen anything this bad," he said. The governor has
declared a state of emergency for the county.A cause of the fire, which started a day earlier in a wooded area west
of the beach, had not been determined. The governor's office said more than
15,000 acres, or about 23 square miles, had been scorched by early Thursday
morning. High windshelped the fire cut a 4 mile swath through the town.
Jacob's House Comment
In the prophecy on this website called God warns the ruling men, dated 8/18/08, our Lord God spoke to Jacob about
what would soon happen to many coastal cities and towns. God told Jacob He would take these defiled
cities down with whirling winds. This
prophecy, like many others on this website, is already beginning to come to
pass. See prophecy, "God Warns the Ruling Men" dated 8/18/08.
Words from God Given to Jacob on 8/18/08
Excerpt from prophecy:
Therefore, let them pray to their
deaf and dumb idols and gods to help them out of their pain, travail, and
misery.Let these wicked men call an
assembly of their own merchants, captains, judges, and rulers to help them find
a way out of My wrathful judgment upon them.For in the
coming hours the coasts where many of them now dwell will feel My displeasure
upon them. Then shall many of
these men fall into a desperate state of despair, woe, and trouble. Then shall they begin to fear Me as never
before.For when My whirling winds take down their
coastal cities and towns, then they will recognize the overwhelming power and
might that I possess.
I, the Lord God, may decide to
completely destroy many of the coastal cities and towns of this world.I may decide to tear them down, bit by bit, and foundation by
foundation, until they all fall apart and disintegrate into desolate
heaps.For I know a great many of the
wicked and prominent men there continue to make railing accusations against Me
and My Son, Jesus.They continue to
refuse My profitable and constructive words of yesterday and today.
WASHINGTON - New jobless claims rose more than expected last week
topping 640k, while the number of workers continuing to filing claims for unemployment benefits topped 6.1 million.Both figures are fresh evidence layoffs
persist amid a weak job market that is not expected to rebound anytime soon.
New housing data also were worse than expected, diminishing optimism about a
recovery in that battered market.
Scores of people have been killed in two suicide bombings in Iraq.At least 48 people, among them Iranian
pilgrims, died when a suicide bomber blew up a restaurant in Baquba, in the
north-east, officials say.In Baghdad,
a suicide bomber killed at least 28 people - detonating a belt of explosives as
police distributed aid to a crowd of homeless families.
Poverty is growing across the United
States. Many communities are affected. Yet a number of studies suggest that
African Americans in general have been hit harder than others.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
black unemployment has risen to 13.4% since the recession began in December
2007. The national unemployment rate is 8.5%.
Wild grazing animals in Africa's Kenya's
Masai Mara National Reserve are steadily disappearing, a study has found. The
decline is serious.Numbers of giraffe,
warthog, impala, topi and hartebeest fell by 50% or more between 1979 and 2002.The falls are linked to rapid growth of
Maasai settlements around the reserve, say scientists from the International
Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). "Our study offers the best evidence
to date that wildlife losses in the reserve are widespread and substantial. The
loss of grazing animals is already having an impact on lions, cheetahs, and
other predators, according to researchers. "The carnivores which depend on
these wildlife are the first casualties," said Dr Ogutu. "The numbers
of lions are going down. The cheetah numbers are declining. The wild dogs in
the Mara system have become extinct."
BAGHDAD - Iraqi security
officials said two separate suicide bombings killed at least 69 people.
Thursday's attacks were the latest in a series of high-profile bombings that
have raised concern of an uptick in violence as the U.S.
military scales back its forces before a planned withdrawal by the end of 2011.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The wildfire that burned nearly 30 square
miles near the South
is now 100 percent contained. The
reported number of acres damaged fell from about 20,500 acres to 19,600 acres
Saturday due to better access to geographic information system mapping data. The
blaze started near Conway last Wednesday.With a total of 76 homes destroyed in a wildfire, emergency workers
focused Saturday on continued containment and preventing refires.Worst wildfire in 30 years.
Three moderate quakes shake Los Angeles, California.
Eleven tornadoes tear through Oklahoma and Wisconsin.They
overturned cars and damaged several homes.Storms batter Central
Rich movie stars and rock stars are losing
billions due to plummeting prices for their property and stock share prices.
A new survey is saying 22% of the USA's hospitals have cut services since September because
of the poor economy and the US recession.
The USA has a 7.2 unemployment rate or 11.1 million people
who are out of work.This is a 16 year
A strong earthquake has rocked Central Mexico and killed 2 people.
A tornado has damaged 20 buildings north of Austin,
confront first US death from
swine flu. HOUSTON - A 23-month-old Texas toddler became the first confirmed swine flu death
outside of Mexico as authorities around the world struggled to contain
a growing global health menace that has also
swept Germany onto the roster of afflicted nations. Officials say
the death was in Houston
President Barack Obama said this morning that Americans
should know the government is doing all it can to control virus. Obama also
says schools should consider closing if the spread of the swine flu virus
Austria, New Zealand, Israel, Spain, Britain
also have reported cases of swine flu sickness. Deaths reported so far have
been limited to Mexico,
and now the U.S.Sixty-six infections had been reported in the
before the report of the toddler's death in Texas.
The world has no vaccine to prevent infection but U.S.
health officials aim to have a key ingredient for one ready in early May.The number of confirmed swine flu cases in
the United States rose to 66 in six states, with 45 in New York, 11 in
California, six in Texas, two in Kansas and one each in Indiana and Ohio, but
cities and states suspected more. In New York,
the city's health commissioner said "many hundreds" of schoolchildren
were ill at a school where some students had confirmed cases.
slaughter of all pigs over swine flu.CAIRO - Egypt began
slaughtering the roughly 300,000 pigs in the country Wednesday as a
precautionary measure against the spread of swine flu even though no cases have
been reported here yet, the Health Ministry said. The move immediately provoked
resistance from pig farmers. Egypt's
overwhelmingly Muslim population does not eat pork due to religious
restrictions. But the animals are raised and consumed by the Christian
minority, which some estimates put at 10 percent of the population.
Jacobs House Comment,
On this website in the prophecy
entitled, "God Speaks About His True Stones", dated 6/8/08, through Jacob our Lord God spoke about the diseases and
plagues that He would soon be bringing to this earth for man's wickedness and
sins.These things diseases are already
coming to pass in this new swine flu mutating virus and plague, which is already being
seen in many nations today.
Excerpt from Prophecy:
Therefore, in the next few seasons of time,
in certain areas of this world, I, the Lord God, will be bringing famine,
diseases, plagues, and evil reports of woe, trouble, and dread.These things will become the order of the day
as they bubble forth out of the pages of My new book.Fighting and violence over food and water
supplies will also become commonplace in the oppressive nations that have
thoroughly forgotten and rejected Me and My Son, Jesus.If they have disobeyed My commandments, and
My new and old words of the truth, they will not survive My kindled fury upon
them and their kind.
economy continued to contract in the first quarter of 2009, led by the biggest
fall in exports in 40 years.US GDP
contracted at an annualized rate of 6.1% during the quarter with sharp cutbacks
by businesses.That was little
improvement on the 6.3% fall in the last three months of 2008. Exports fell by
30%, the Commerce Department said, as the global recession hit worldwide
states most Americans live in areas with unhealthy air. LOS ANGELES.
Calf. - Sixty percent of Americans live
in areas with unhealthy air pollution levels,
despite a growing green movement and more
stringent laws aimed at improving air quality, the American
Lung Association said in a report released Wednesday. Overall,
the report found that air pollution at times reaches unhealthy levels in almost
every major city and that 186.1 million people live in those areas. Health
effects from air pollution include changes in lung function, coughing, heart
attacks, lung cancer and premature
death. "Six out of 10 Americans right now live in areas where the
air can be dirty enough to send people to the emergency room, dirty enough to
shape how kids' lungs develop and even dirty enough to kill.
Jacob's House Comment
On this website in the prophecy, "Man's DefiledGardens", dated 8/5/08, our Lord
God spoke about how man through sin, idol worship, and evil had defiled God's
gardens and vineyards upon this earth.God said that He would punish man severely for his lack of concern for
preserving and protecting the animals, plants, and gardens He created here long
Excerpt From Man's DefiledGardens:
Therefore, soon I, the Lord God,
will have to totally intervene here to change this world called earth to the
vision of glory and beauty that it once had.I Am already beginning to change it from within where it has been
polluted and damaged beyond measure.For I know in the coming hours it will show that it is not capable of
producing breathable air anymore like it did in the past.Therefore, soon I,
the Lord God, will show man how he has totally corrupted and defiled this
earthen world to accommodate his views of crippling evil and death.
I will show him how he has destroyed
its inner shield of strength, and corrupted its purified beginnings of honor
with his foolish, crooked, and insane ways.I, the Lord God, will show him how he has also destroyed the anointed
fruit, vegetables, oil, and corn that I supplied him with here since the
earliest days of his existence.I will show him how he has
defiled not only his own gardens and vineyards, but also the land of the
promise called Zion that I own and love, watchman.
rain floods parts of HoustonTexasU. S. area.HOUSTON - More than a
half-foot of rain fell on the Houston
area during the night, flooding homes and streets and marooning some morning
commuters. One rain gauge on Buffalo Bayou in far western Houston collected more than 6
inches of rain during the night and nearly 9 inches in 24 hours, the Harris County Office of Emergency Management said.
Rising water flowed into some homes.
Storms sweep through Midwest, damage several homes. KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Severe thunderstorms raked parts of the Midwest on Saturday, spawning at least one tornado that
damaged several homes and sent race fans fleeing, snarling air traffic, and knocking out power. Storms packing
winds of up to 80 mph brought down power lines in southern
Michigan, leaving about 123,000 homes and businesses without
US house prices continued to fall in February, but the rate of
decline in some markets is slowing down, a leading index has indicated.Prices were 18.6% lower than in February
2008, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price index said.
Flood watches are being seen from Illinois
to Oklahoma, USA.Hail and tornado damage is being reported in Texas.
May 2, 2009
Swine flu deaths ebb, but could come back
strong. MEXICO CITY - Mexico reported no new deaths from swine flu overnight -
more reason to be optimistic that the worst is over at the epicenter of the
outbreak. But the virus keeps spreading around the world, with new cases
confirmed in Latin America,
Europe and Asia, and governments banning flights and preparing
quarantines. The World Health Organization said
it has sent 2.4 million treatments of anti-flu drug Tamiflu to 72 developing
countries, taking the drugs from a stockpile donated by Roche Holding AG. The
WHO has decided not to raise its alert to a full pandemic,
since the virus has yet to cause sustained transmission outside North America. But Ryan warned against complacency. "These
viruses mutate, these viruses changes, these viruses can further reassort with
other genetic material, with other viruses. So it would be imprudent at this
point to take too much reassurance" from signs the virus is weaker than
feared. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention also said it's too
early to declare victory.
A new report is saying that polarization is
occurring in US politics between the democrats and the republicans.The democrats are supporting the US President Obama while the republicans are opposing
his decisions on the economy, etc.
foes link flu to Mexican threat claims.
The swine flu virus has infected the immigration debate, with talk show
comments like "fajita flu" and "illegal aliens are the
carriers" drawing vehement protests from Hispanic advocates. The volatile
immigration issue had cooled off on talk shows and in the blogosphere as the presidential election and economic
crisis unfolded. Now, some are using the spread of the virus to renew
arguments that immigration from Mexico to America is causing harm to USA citizens.There have been no reports of swine flu
leading to incidents of discrimination or profiling of Hispanics. But some
Hispanics say racist anti-immigration rhetoric fueled the recent rise in hate
crimes against Latinos, and they want to prevent another surge. Since the virus
began to spread, talk radio hostMichael Savage has said the Mexican border should be
closed immediately and that "illegal aliens are the carriers."
Another radio personality, Neal Boortz, has suggested calling the virus the
"fajita flu," and CNN's Lou Dobbs called it the "Mexican flu."
Jacob's House Comment,
On this website in the prophecy
God talks on polarization dated 5/18/08,
our Lord God spoke about the polarization that would soon occur all over this
world today.God spoke about the fact
that this polarization would be between the halves and the halve-nots, and the
rich and the poor.God said He would
bring these things about to prove to the people of this world that He was in
control of everything that happens here.This prophecy is already coming to pass.
Excerpts from Prophecy on
Therefore, as I have shown you,
Jacob, in My records of time and remembrance, a great polarization will occur
all over this world today.It is already
beginning to be seen between the halves and the have-nots, and the rich and the
poor.This polarization will also occur
between the hungry ones who have nothing, and the wealthy, rich and powerful
ones, who are starving them out of existence today.It will occur between the ones who have food
on their tables, and the ones who have no food at their disposal to eat.This polarization will occur at a more rapid
pace in the next few years of dread, troubles, and drought.
Therefore, soon this polarization that
is already taking place between the rich and the poor, and the halves and
have-nots, will escalate into a burning and searing fire.Then shall violence, diseases, and affliction
be seen in the wilderness places of sin, wickedness, and fornication.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Burma's
Irrawaddy Delta still need assistance, a year after a deadly cyclone, the UN
and aid agencies warn. Cyclone Nargis killed about 140,000 people in 2008.More than two million people were left
homeless. The cyclone that ripped across the fertile delta of the Irrawaddy
caused a humanitarian disaster on a scale comparable to the Asian tsunami. Yet
the amounts of aid being requested are just a fraction of what was spent on
countries like Indonesia
after the tsunami.
US car sales continue to suffer.US car sales continued to struggle in April
as cash-conscious consumers remained reluctant to buy new vehicles, and the
industry faced turmoil. Chrysler saw a 48% drop in April sales from the same
month a year ago, a day after seeking bankruptcy protection. Japan's
Toyota sales fell 42%, with Nissan
seeing a 38% slide. Sales at Ford slid by almost 32%, General Motors lost 34%
and Honda were off 25%.
General Motors (GM) will cut 21,000 US
jobs this year and phase out its Pontiac
brand, as it aims to meet a 1 June deadline to revamp its business. GM has to
complete its restructuring by then to gain the government loans it needs to
avoid bankruptcy protection.
Spain leads Europe in swine
flu cases with 20. MEXICO CITY
- Health experts walked a tightrope Sunday, unsure whether the swine flu
epidemic was starting to fizzle out or was just in a lull before another surge,
as Spain reported 20 confirmed cases, making it
the hardest-hit nation in Europe. Health
Secretary Jose Angel Cordova said there were 11 cases of people suspected to
have died in Mexico
from the virus in the previous 24 hours. The alarming news came after the
epidemic's toll in Mexico
appeared to have been leveling off. The global caseload was nearing 800 and
growing. The vast majority are in Mexico,
the U.S. and Canada.
reported its first confirmed swine flu case, the first in Latin America outside of Mexico.
The only other fatality involved a Mexican toddler who died while in Texas.
Swine flu cases have been confirmed in 18 countries so far, including in Europe,
the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.Experts believe the actual spread is much
wider.One hundred and sixty cases are
now confirmed in 21 states of the USA.The median age of the infected ones are 17
A fierce winter storm has knocked down an
arena canopy in Irving, Texas where the Dallas Cowboys were practicing for an upcoming event.
May 6, 2009
sector job losses at 5-month low. NEW
YORK (Reuters) - U.S.private sector job losses slowed in April,
according to a report by ADP Employer Services on Wednesday, hitting their
lowest since November last year and surprising economists who had expected a
much worse result. ADP said private employers cut 491,000 jobs in April versus
a revised 708,000 lost in March that was originally reported as a loss of
YORK (Reuters) - Bank of
America Corp has been deemed to need as much as $34 billion in
additional capital to survive the bad economy, according to the results of a U.S.
government stress test.
MEXICO CITY - Dozens of Mexican nationals who were quarantined at hospitals and hotels in China despite showing
no symptoms of swine flu arrived home early Wednesday on a government-chartered
has criticized the quarantine in China
of its citizens as being as unfair and discriminatory. Of the 71 Mexicans held
at hospitals and hotels in China,
Mexican diplomats say none had swine flu symptoms.
World Bank gives China $710m loan. The loan will help to rebuild areas
hit by last year's Wenchuan earthquake.The earthquake, which hit on 12 May 2008, was China's
worst for 30 years, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale. Almost 90,000 people
were killed and five million were left homeless because of the quake.
Record decline in eurozone retail sales. Retail sales in countries using the euro have
fallen by a record amount over the last 12 months according to the EU's
official statistics agency. Eurostat's figures show High Street sales were down
4.2% between March 2008 and 2009.Across
the whole of the European Union, retail sales fell 3.1% over the year,
underlining the weakness in consumer demand.Analysts say it will be hard to see any improvement before the end of
Unemployment across the 27 EU member states reached 20 million in March. The
Eurostat data agency says levels of unemployment now stand at 8.9% of the
population who are eligible for work, up from 8.7% in February. EU officials
estimates 3.5 million jobs will be lost across the whole of the European Union
Big jump in Spanish unemployment. The number of people out of work in Spain increased by 199,000, or 6%, in January from the
previous month, official figures show.The
record monthly jump brought the total jobless number to 3.3 million, the
highest since 1996.
bombing in BaghdadIraq market
kills at least ten people and wounds thirty others.A series of deadly bomb attacks has struck Baghdad
in recent weeks, killing 355 Iraqis in April and making it the bloodiest month
so far this year. April was also the deadliest month for US troops since
September, with 18 soldiers killed. They are part of a rising trend since
January of this year.
JERUSALEM - When Pope Benedict XVI comes to the Holy Land
next week, he will greet a community of believers whose numbers are gradually
eroding. Dwarfed by Jewish and Muslim populations, young Christians are
increasingly leaving to seek their futures elsewhere, especially those in the Palestinian territories and east
Christians say they are treated with suspicion by both Jews and Muslims and
feel caught in an increasingly polarized conflict between them.
NAIROBI (AFP) -Lost or discarded
fishing nets can continue to catch fish for years
and are a growing threat to the planet's marine ecosystem, according to a
United Nations report released Wednesday. "The report estimates that
abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear in the oceans makes up around 10
percent, (640,000 tonnes) of all marine litter". "If a gill net is
abandoned or lost, it can continue to fish on its own for months -- and
sometimes years, indiscriminately killing fish and other animals," the
UNEP statement said. The report also cited the case of devices such as crab
traps, which in some regions are lost by hundreds of thousands with each
May 9, 2009
Thousands flee as fire burns homes in Santa BarbaraCalif. City. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A wildfire that burned at least a dozen homes quieted at dawn Thursday, but
it was still out of control.Thousands
of people remained out of their homes and another round of howling winds was
expected later in the day. More fire crews were
called in from around the state to battle the blaze that had swelled to 500
acres and forced the evacuation of more than 13,000 people in this scenic
coastal city. Temperatures were expected to top 100 degrees and winds picking
up through the day could gust up to 50 mph. Those were the same conditions that
drove the tame blaze into ferocious activity Wednesday afternoon. 5,430 homes
were under mandatory evacuation. The estimated population of those homes was
13,575 people. Another 13,000 were warned they may need to evacuate. Huge
mansions and humble homes alike were destroyed, leaving palm trees swaying over
Jacob's House Comment,
On this website in
the prophecy, "GOD WARNS THE RULING MEN", dated 8/18/08,
our Lord God spoke to Jacob about how He was going to
destroy the coasts of the nations today.Our Lord God spoke of the fact that many rich and prominent men lived
there that had made rulings against Him and His Son, Jesus.These words from our Lord God are already
beginning to come to pass.
Excerpt from God Warns the Ruling Men:
let them pray to their deaf and dumb idols and gods to help them out of their
pain, travail, and misery.Let these
wicked men call an assembly of their own merchants, captains, judges, and
rulers to help them find a way out of My wrathful judgment upon them.For in the coming hours the coasts where many
of them now dwell will feel My displeasure upon them.Then shall many of these men fall into a
desperate state of despair, woe, and trouble.Then shall they begin to fear Me as never before.For when My whirling winds take down their
coastal cities and towns, then they will recognize the overwhelming power and
might that I possess.
I, the Lord God, may decide to
completely destroy many of the coastal cities and towns of this world.I may decide to tear them down, bit by bit,
and foundation by foundation, until they all fall apart and disintegrate into
desolate heaps.For I know a great many
of the wicked and prominent men there continue to make railing accusations
against Me and My Son, Jesus.They
continue to refuse My profitable and constructive words of yesterday and today.
Firefighters are also battling a blaze in rural southeastern Arizona
that has destroyed three houses near Sierra Vista
and injured a man. The fire has charred about 4,200 acres near FortHuachuca, threatening
about 50 homes in a subdivision. Containment was estimated at 15 percent
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Thursday
to approve $17 billion in additional spending cuts in the coming budget year, a
sum that amounts to less than one-half of one percent of the total federal
budget. Obama acknowledged "none of this will be easy" amid the continuing,
deep economic slump.
job losses slow to 539,000 in April; jobless rate rises to 8.9 percent, highest
since 1983. The new report underscored the toll the longest recession since
World War II has taken on America's
workers and companies.
More pets are being sent to shelters as the recession in the
A 5.5 quake has shook tall buildings in Caracas,
Several tornadoes have destroyed homes in several counties
of North Carolina, USA.Flash flooding was also seen in Charlotte,
North Carolina when people had to be
rescued from their cars.
A new report is stating that this year, 2009, the US
government will owe half of what the nation can produce in income this
year.The future years also look bleak
for the US.
The governor of Maine,
USA has signed
a bill legalizing same sex marriage for the first time.
A report is stating that a new super bug acne is being seen,
which is caused by bacteria that is resistant to any antibiotics.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Firefighters struggled Friday to get ahead of a
raging wildfire that was moving dangerously close to heavily populated areas in
this idyllic coastal city and had forced the evacuation of an estimated 30,000
residents. Neighborhoods of multimillion dollar mansions stood like ghost
towns, bathed in the eerie orange glow cast by the nearby blaze. Santa BarbaraCounty spokeswoman Jodi Dyck said Friday morning that the
fire had grown since the night before, when it measured roughly 2,700 acres, or
4 square miles. The seasonal wildfires that menace this idyllic coastal city -
home to screen stars, former presidents, and Oprah Winfrey, roared to life
earlier in the year than usual but their ferocity is familiar. Officials said
11 firefighters were injured, including three who were burned when they
sheltered in a house during a firestorm.
flu expert warns swine flu and bird flu could mix. This is the scenario that has some scientists
worried: If the two viruses meet, possibly in Asia,
where bird flu is endemic, and combine into a new bug, then a highly contagious
and lethal flu could spread around the world. Scientists are unsure how likely
this possibility is, but note that the new swine flu strain, a
never-before-seen mixture of pig, human, and bird viruses, has shown itself to
be especially adept at snatching advantageous genetic material from other flu
viruses. "This particular virus seems to have this unique ability to pick
up other genes". The current swine flu strain known as H1N1, has sickened
more than 2,300 people in 24 countries.
Jacob's House Comment,
In the prophecy on this website entitled, "GOD SPEAKS ABOUT HIS BOILING POT",
dated 12/1/07, our Lord God
spoke to Jacob about how He was going to give this world a plague in the near
future.Our Lord God told Jacob how He
was going to pulverize many fools, harlots, and dolts with judgment and a
latter day rain.
from "God Speaks About His Boiling Pot":
Soon, I, the
Lord God, will pulverize many fools, harlots, and dolts with a latter day rain,
servant Jacob.Therefore, shall the
defiled heathen pots in many nations see another side of Me they have never
As I, the
Lord God, have written it and spoken it in former times, so shall My judgment
come down upon the uncircumcised land, which I loathe.Soon nation after nation will be consumed by
My jealousy, wrath, and fury.An eerie
plague will enter into the defiled houses of Israel, Jerusalem, and Samaria.At that same time, day will turn into night,
and night will turn into a troublesome nightmare vision that cannot be stopped
or circumvented in midstream.
May 10, 2009
US, Costa Rica report
swine flu deaths; toll at 53. SEATTLE - The number of swine flu-related deaths outside of Mexico
rose after the U.S. reported its third fatality and Costa
Rica its first, but both men also suffered from complicating illnesses,
health officials said. In Mexico,
the center of the outbreak where 48 people with swine flu have died, most of
the victims have been adults aged 20 to 49, and many had no reported
complicating factors. Elsewhere, five others have died while infected with the
virus, including the two fatalities reported Saturday, but each of them had
additional health issues.
Fire officials said the Santa Barbara Calif. U.S. blaze has destroyed 31
homes and two detached garages, and damaged 47 other homes.They said an earlier estimate that 80
buildings were destroyed was incorrect. More than 30,000 people had been under
mandatory evacuation orders since the fire erupted Tuesday just above Santa Barbara on the face of
the steep Santa Ynez Mountains.An additional 23,000 had been on evacuation
US bank Wells Fargo
has said it plans to raise $7.5bn from selling new shares, a day after
Treasury said 10 banks needed to boost reserves. On Thursday, the US
Treasury said that 10 of America's
19 largest banks needed to raise a combined total of $74.6bn of extra funds.
Separately, Fannie Mae, the mortgage finance company, has said it needs an
extra $19bn in government aid after reporting a loss of $23.2bn for the first
World trade fall hits Hong Kong shipping. There is less cargo moving around the world,
so less need for ships. Hence, dramatically lower rates for hiring large ships,
and so a growing crisis in world shipping. As the China
boom deflates, demand for steel, iron ore and other bulk items from around the
world diminishes, leaving bulk carrying ships all dressed up with nowhere to
Hong Kong's economy has fallen into
recession for the first time in five years amid a global economic slowdown. "The
global financial turmoil has derailed the economic upturn that Hong
Kong has enjoyed for the past four years", said Helen Chan.
Almost 60 tornadoes swept through the
southeast United States in the last 4
days.They have caused homes to be destroyed and trees to fall in many cities. Hail has also been seen across the southeast United States recently.
May 13, 2009
Six West Virginia counties
have now been declared disaster areas due to serious flooding.Seven people are now dead.Rivers have overflowed and 300 buildings were
destroyed when flash floods occurred.Water was 5 feet deep in some towns and trash and debris was seen
everywhere.Across the Midwest US a
similar scene has been played out with 20 bridges being damaged and
The Santa Barbara wildfire has
now consumed 13 square miles and at least 77 homes.Several firefighters were also injured.
There are now more than 13.7 million jobless people in the US.
A new heat wave in India
has killed at least 31 people.Another
report is stating that India
is now the home to just under one million child prostitutes.
An army sergeant in Bagdad, Iraq
has killed five US
soldiers at CampLiberty
because of stress.
Deadly storms and tornadoes devastate the plains and Midwest
GM in the US
will import two times as many vehicles from China,
Mexico, and Asia
over the next 5 years.
A new report in the US
is stating that Hispanic and Asian growth in the US
is slowing.The US
government is now saying that it will take more years before these two groups
make up a 50% total of the US
Rioting occurred in San Paulo's, Brazil's
slums because of drug dealers being arrested. Rioters overturned cars and terrorized
neighborhoods because of inability to get drugs.
U. S. States' Revenues Sinks Amid Falling Tax Revenues.Income Tax Drop-Off. State tax collections
continued to fall in the first quarter as muted consumption, falling incomes
and weak profits plunged states into a deeper financial hole. The 47 states
that have reported first-quarter revenues saw total tax collections fall 12.6% - about $20 billion - compared with the
first three months of 2008.
bomber kills 7 Afghans at NATO base. Violence
has surged to its worst level since U.S.-backed Afghan forces overthrew the
Taliban in 2001, despite increasing numbers of foreign troops. Another 21
civilians were wounded in Wednesday's attack by a suicide
bomber in a car packed with explosives in Khost town.
Somalia has worst
drought in decade. Somalis are
not currently dying of starvation but some 3.2 million of the population needed
life-saving food assistance.Nation is
facing a drought that is worse than people have seen for at least a decade.
Roughly 45% of the [Somali] population is suffering from moderate
malnutrition.In parts of central and
24% of children under five suffer from acute malnutrition.
has ghost city now wracked by war.Years of conflict in Somalia have left large parts of the country in the
hands of warlords while its capital, Mogadishu, is contested by Ethiopian-backed government
forces and armed insurgents.The
city has been abandoned by at least half of its residents.
Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing fighting in Pakistan's
north-west as the army continues its operation to eliminate Taleban militants.
The US social security and Medicare system, which
provide pensions and health care for older people, are set to run out of money
sooner than expected. New estimates show that the Medicare trust fund,
which pays for hospital care, will run out of money by 2017, and is already
running at a deficit. The costs of these two government entitlement programs
has already reached $1 trillion, or one-third of the entire Federal budget, and
is expected to rise significantly as 80 million "baby boomers" reach
retirement age over the next two decades.
The rate of construction of new homes in the US
fell by 16.8% in January to hit a 50-year low, official statistics have shown.
Retail sales in the US fell 0.4% in April, according to official
figures from the Commerce Department.They
were much worse than had been expected. March's sales fall was also revised
from a 1.2% drop to a 1.3% decline. Slowing sales of gasoline and electronic
goods were a particular drag on the figures.
US car sales continued to struggle in April as cash-conscious
consumers remained reluctant to buy new vehicles, and the industry faced
turmoil. Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker, has made its worst annual loss
as the global economic downturn has hit demand for its vehicles. General Motors
going into bankruptcy protection was looking more likely, the firm's chief
executive has said. US
carmaker Chrysler has told a bankruptcy court that it plans to close about one
quarter of its dealerships.
The world's most important coral
region is in danger of being wiped out by the end of this century unless fast
action is taken, says a new report. The international conservation group WWF warns that 40% of reefs in the Coral
Triangle have already been lost. The area is shared between Indonesia and five other South East Asian nations
and is thought to contain 75% of the world's coral species. It is likened to
the Amazon rainforest in terms of its biodiversity. The WWF report paints a bleak picture. If the
world's richest coral reef is destroyed, the fish that people rely on for food could
be gone. By the end of the century, 100 million people across South East Asia could be on the
march, looking for something to eat. Communities might be breaking down and
Carbon dioxide emissions
from human activities are acidifying the oceans and threaten a mass extinction
of sea life, a top ocean scientist warns.Dr Carol Turley from Plymouth Marine Laboratory says it is impossible to
know how marine life will cope, but she fears many species will not survive.
The rampant growth of urban slums
around the world and weather extremes linked to climate
change have sharply increased the risks from "megadisasters"
such as devastating floods and cyclones, a U.N. report said Sunday. The
study - which examines natural disaster trends
and strategies to reduce potential catastrophes - also noted that millions of
people in rural areas are at higher risk from disasters such as landslides
where forests have been stripped away or crippling droughts blamed on shifting
Natural disasters threaten to trigger widespread damage and
distress in emerging economies, many of which are already on the brink because
of the global recession, a United Nations body said on Sunday. There are 1 billion people living in hazard-prone slums and shantytowns
in developing countries, many of which overlooked
safety standards in recent years of red-hot
growth, according to the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. Crammed
settlements with poor drainage systems are making
floods more frequent and severe in many cities, particularly in Asia, where the ISDR said big swathes of
commercial assets and infrastructure are also exposed to storms and earthquakes. "Disaster risk is rising in an
alarming way, threatening development gains, economic stability and global
security," said the U.N. Secretary-General who estimated
that the share of the global economy at direct risk from floods has doubled
since 1990. 28 percent more people are
now vulnerable to losing their homes, incomes and
lives, than two decades ago. Most flood risk is concentrated in Asian countries,
estimating that three quarters of those at risk of dying in floods around the
world are concentrated inBangladesh, India, and China.
Jacob's House Comment,
It is apparent to anyone who has the eyes to see
that our Lord God is closing down this earth age forevermore.He is bringing about a new thought in His
heart and mind to abolish vanity, sin, and wickedness.Our Lord God is taking out the stabilizers of
this earth that have held it together for so long.He is taking them out one by one, and two by
two, and He is bringing diseases, troubling weather, and destruction to the
forefront of many sinful people's lives today.Therefore, the destruction of the old archaic order here will continue in
good measure.For there are only a few
more years left of this corrupt and sinful earth age today.Only through repentance, forgiveness, and
surrender to our Lord God and His Son, Jesus, can anyone be resurrected and
A new report is stating that zoos in the US, Panama, and
Mexico are deploying researchers to Central America to develop new ways to
fight a fungus blamed for wiping out dozens of frog and amphibian species.About 1.5 million dollars has been raised to
fight the fast spreading Chytrid fungus which is threatening to wipe out
approximately 6000 known amphibian species.It is spreading quickly in 87 countries and is already believed to be
the cause of the extinction of 122 species in the last 30 years.This fungus could cause all amphibians to be
wiped out in our lifetime.
in tiny bedbugs is causing big trouble. Washington - The biggest
bedbug outbreak since World War II has sent a collective shudder among
apartment dwellers, college students, and business
travelers across the nation. The
bugs, reddish brown, flat and about the size of a grain of rice - suck human
blood. They resist many pesticides and spread quickly in certain mattress-heavy
buildings, such as hotels, dormitories and apartment
complexes. Federal officials have taken notice of the resurgence.
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency
held its first-ever bedbug summit, and now a North Carolina congressman wants to take on the insect.
On this website in the prophecy, "God's Words to
the Unjustified" dated 4/20/08,
our Lord God spoke to Jacob of what would happen to the rich and prominent men
who have defied Him and His Son, Jesus.Our Lord God spoke about the fact that judgment would come to them and to
their offspring.God said they would be
troubled with diseases, scorpions, and snakes biting them and they would lose
all of the wealth and prominence they had.The truthful words in this prophecy coming from our Lord God to Jacob
are already beginning to come to pass all over this world.
from prophecy, "God's Words to the Unjustified".
Soon I, the Lord God, will be
taking an accounting of all of the men who live upon this earth today, servant
judgment rings clear in My heart, mind, and soul, then the prominent men who do
not want to love, worship, and believe in Me and My Son, Jesus, will be
famished, stripped naked, and shown bare.They will be left barren, desolate, all alone, and completely
dissolved.If they do not want to be
charitable and loving to the poor neighbors and strangers who are all around
them today, then they will never be able to see Me or experience My new light
of day.Instead, they will go down to
the pit of despair and loneliness where cockatrices, scorpions, and snakes will
bite them and eat out the insides of their bodies and minds.
Therefore, in the coming days I,
the Lord God, will have to lock many men far away from Me, My Son, Jesus, and
My goodness.They will remain across My
great divide and they will never be able to come anywhere near Me or My
Son.Their days of rich opulence and
wealth will be over when they are not seen here ever again, servant Jacob.Soon they will be involved in hard labor in
many deserted fields.Then pain and consternation will be their constant companions.It will dwell in their inward parts and be
seen on their faces.For ten thousand
years or more they will bemoan their foolish, nonsensical, self-centered, vain,
corrupt, and conceited ways.When all is
said and done, servant Jacob, many of these prominent men, as well as their
offspring, will never be seen here, ever again.
May 17, 2009
US President Obama will soon sign a federal law making
freedom of choice abortion legal.
A 3.0 earthquake hits 3 miles west of Roanoke,
Virginia.It was 5 to 10 kilometers underground and a rare event there.
May 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -The number of newly laid-off Americans requesting
unemployment insurance dropped slightly last week after spiking due to auto
layoffs, while continuing jobless claims inched closer to 7 million people in
the U. S. That's the highest total on records dating to 1967 and the 16th
straight record. The data reinforced the notion that while the overall economy
may start to pick up later this year, the labor market likely will remain weak
into 2010 and beyond.
California One Step Closer to the Brink. Facing a minimum $15
billion budget shortfall, voters rejected a series of ballot items that
would've closed the state's crisis-level deficit through tax hikes and spending
cuts (it's the tax hikes that were the real no go). The one measure which did
pass, comfortably: A rule limiting pay hikes for state politicians.
US swine flu deaths hit double-digits. Swine
flu has sickened more than 11,000 people in 41 countries and killed 85,
according to the World Health Organization, whose
figures often trail those of individual countries. The nation of Mexico has reported 75 swine flu deaths, the U.S. 10, and one in both Canada and Costa Rica.Two more New
York City public schools closed because of
the swine flu, bringing the number of city public and private schools shuttered
within the last week to 23. One school closed Thursday across the Hudson River in Fort Lee, N.J., another
closed in Reno, Nev., and four schools closed in Lodi, Wis., after
students were sickened.
Stock Markets worldwide have fallen after
Federal Reserve minutes showed the central bank has lowered its forecast for US growth.European
stocks fall sharply, London down 2.0%.Standard & Poor's said United Kingdom debt could be close to 100% of
gross domestic product, and remain at that level in the medium term. There are
concerns finally coming through about where the underlying growth is going to
Strong quake shakes tall buildings in Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY - A strong earthquake swayed skyscrapers in Mexico City and rattled colonial buildings in neighboring Puebla
state Friday, sending frightened people into the streets. There were no
immediate reports of injuries or damage.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake
had a magnitude of 5.7 and was centered 90 miles (140 kilometers) southeast of
the capital. The Mexican seismological service
measured it at 5.9.
Iraq bombings kill 23 in Baghdad and Kirkuk. At least 23
people, including three US
soldiers, have been killed in a series of deadly bombings in the Iraqi cities
of Baghdad and Kirkuk.
In the deadliest attack, a suicide bomber struck at a market in Baghdad's
Dora district, killing 12 people, including three US
blast targeted members of the Awakening Council, a US-allied Sunni militia,
killing eight people.
Global stock markets have fallen after a warning that the UK's
top credit rating is at risk. UK
shares were hit after ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) changed
outlook to negative.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday the U.S.
will spend $1 billion to start the process of making an H1N1 swine flu
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes
Friday as torrential rains and strong winds pounded Australia's east coast. The severe weather has battered the region
for the past few days, causing severe flooding and closing hundreds of schools.
One man was killed in Queensland
state's Surfers Paradise on Wednesday when a sheet of metal that winds had torn
off a nearby building crashed through his office window. The New
South Wales state government declared the area a
disaster zone and hundreds of schools were closed on Friday.The State Emergency Service ordered the
evacuation of 5,000 from the city of Lismore
in northern New South Wales after
the city's river threatened to overflow.An evacuation order had also been issued in Grafton, a town of 9,000
residents that officials expect to be inundated overnight by an overflowing
river. Floods unleashed by cyclonic rains in February saw much
of Queensland declared a disaster area, with more than one million square
kilometres (385,000 square miles) deluged and 3,000 homes damaged.
Further floods hammered the region
last month, washing a number of motorists to their death and claiming the life
of a 12-year-old girl who was swimming in a swollen weir.
The floods follow a once-in-a-century heatwave in
southeastern Australia, in which more than 2,000 homes were razed by major wildfires and 173
Jacob's House Comment,
In the prophecy on this website called "The Days
of Noah are Here Again", dated 12/10/06, our Lord God spoke to Jacob about what
would happen to the nations that have despised Him and His Son, Jesus.Our Lord said that He would destroy these
nations one by one with floods, winds, and tempests and they would never be
seen here again.
Excerpt From Prophecy:
was in the days of Noah, so is it again today, oh Jacob, servant of Mine.Therefore, soon I will bring a damaging and
distressful wind and flood upon the decayed and dried up land, which I
despise.I will pillage and destroy the
polluted houses that have not been reverent to Me or restored in My name.If they are not covered by the blood of My
only Son, Jesus, their foundations will not survive.
the Lord God, will bring an untimely end to this world called earth.I will bring a sudden sifting flood upon the
nations and cities that have not feared and honored Me as the true Creator of
all life and breath.In the next few
years, I will make many places around this world desolate heaps.They will remain uninhabitable caves of
darkness where only owls, snakes, and satyrs will roam.They will become mired dunghills of twisted
steel with mixed clay.Then all of the
inhabitants of this world will know that I Am the Lord of Hosts and I do not change
My steadfast and virtuous ways.Then
they will understand that I have the power to decimate and destroy the nations
and the high places that do not desire to respect Me and honor My Holy
Many New York City
and Queen CityNew York
schools have closed because of the swine flu virus epidemic.There are 5100 cases of this flu reported in
the United States
so far.Schools across the US
also shutting down because of the swine flu scare.
A new report is stating that US consumers are now cutting
back on doctor visits and on continuing to buy fruits and vegetables because of
the poor economy.
Another report is stating that the oil price per barrel
should only be at $23.However, it is
now at $58 dollars per barrel.This
report is stating that OPEC and other oil producers are keeping it off of the
market deliberately to drive up gasoline prices worldwide.
Jacob's House Comment,
prophecy on this website, entitled "God Warns the Unjustified", dated 4/20/08, our Lord God through Jacob warned the rich, wealthy, and
prominent men of today.He told them to
give away a portion of everything they owned if they ever wanted to receive
eternal life with Him and His Son, Jesus.God warned them to stop hoarding their wealth and food supplies, or they
would surely perish in their iniquity and sins.
from "God Warns the Unjustified":
However, I, the Lord God, know in
recent years a few rich, wealthy, and prominent men today now control vast
amounts of this world's resources, plants, animals, and food supplies.They are hoarding them far away in their
vaults and keeping them off of the market at this time.For they are trying to achieve further ill
gotten gains.They are also defiling and
corrupting what I created here long ago, servant Jacob.They have crookedly taken control of many of
the delicacies and necessities of life that other poor people are in desperate
need of now.
prominent men today are looking for outrageous and greedy gains.They do not want to deliver any food,
shelter, clothing, and supplies they own to the poor.Instead, they are hiding these things so no
one can see them.They are also hiding
away precious corn, water, minerals, and resources from the poor and innocent
people who now desperately need them to survive.Some of these prominent men are now hoarding
many of this world's valuable food and water supplies.They are not distributing them to the poor,
diseased, forgotten, and deserving people who now need the
Therefore, I, the Lord God, am against
these rich, wealthy, and prominent men today.For I know they are only thinking about themselves.They are hoarding and protecting their own
riches, property, and wealth.Many of
them are trying to be like standing gods and idols themselves.They are using their wealth, power, money,
and accumulated goods to take away the food supplies, shelter, and resources
that many poor, diseased, and impoverished people really need.They are also punishing these poor,
forgotten, and innocent people, many of which are the ones that I truly admire
and love.They are stopping a great majority
of them now from coming to Me through My Son, Jesus.
Another report is stating the US
government will give 22 billion dollars to bail out life insurance companies
because of their poor balance sheets.
MIT scientists are saying the earth's median temperature
could rise 9.3 degrees by 2100.They
urge nations to cut green house gas emissions immediately.
Hewlitt Packard Corporation is stating they will cut 64000
jobs or 2% of their workforce because of the poor world economies.
100,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled, Possible E.Coli Threat.The majority
of illnesses have been reported in the Northeast US, but the recalls are nationwide. Valley Meats
LLC, a Coal Valley, Ill., establishment is recalling approximately 95,898
pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7,
the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
announced today. The ground beef products were produced on March 10, 2009 and were distributed nationwideE. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly
bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe
cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune
systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.
Eighty-five percent of college
students surveyed in an Associated Press-mtv U poll reported feeling stressed in
their daily lives in recent months: Worries about grades, school work,
money, and relationships were the big culprits.At the same time, 42 percent said they had felt down, depressed, or
hopeless several days during the past two weeks, and 13 percent showed signs of
being at risk for at least mild depression, based on the students' answers to a
series of questions that medical practitioners use to diagnose depressive
illness. These students complained of trouble sleeping, having little energy or
feeling down or hopeless - and most hadn't gotten professional help. Eleven
percent had had thoughts that they'd be better off dead, or about hurting themselves.
Food shortages have doomed
civilizations for millennia. Lester Brown, founder and president of the
Earth Policy Institute, argues that environmental degradation could lead to
devastating food shortages today, despite advanced farm technology and genetically
Aid Groups Target Poor Nations as Food
Prices Soar. Global leaders are struggling with what may be cast as a moral
issue - a worldwide increase in the cost of food. The high prices have set off
protests from Haiti to Egypt. Poor people are spending even more of their income
just to stay fed, if they can afford to pay at all. There is no sign of a quick
solution, but U.S. and international aid officials are trying to cope.
Jacob's House Comment,
In the prophecy on this website entitled,
"GOD SPEAKS ABOUT THE FAULTY
AND POLLUTED HOUSES HE LOATHES TODAY", dated 9/2/07,our Lord God spoke to Jacob about what would soon happen to the houses
that were built without Him as the breadwinner and governor.God spoke about the fact that He would soon
tear them apart with His rod of iron, wielded by His Son, Jesus.
Excerpt from "God Speaks About the Faulty Houses":
soon all of the gold and silver they have accumulated inside their walls will
be Mine.For you see, servant Jacob,
many of these polluted houses today were built without Me as their bread winner
and their governor.They were built without a passionate love, and My Son, Jesus, as the
head Shepherd over them.They were built
without My sword of the truth and My commandments as their foundational and
instructional base.They were built
without My name on their windows, and My rock of ages supporting their
the fools and drunkards inside these houses will not be immune from all of the
evil, madness, pestilence, foul winds, confusion, disease, and harm that will
soon come to this earth.They will not
be immune from My Son, Jesus, when He brings His rod of iron upon them, and He
tears them all apart.They will not be
immune from My Son's power over them when He becomes the King of kings, and the
Lord of lords of this world that He was always meant to be.
soldiers in Kuwait
have been tested positive for swine flu, health authorities have said. The
cases are the first to be reported from the Gulf region since the H1N1 outbreak
of influenza type A began last month in Mexico.
The US now has
2,532 confirmed cases of swine flu, after a jump in figures in recent days,
officials say. The cases - up around 600 since Friday - mean the US
has now surpassed Mexico
as the most affected nation. The WHO has
confirmed nearly 10,000 swine flu cases in 40 countries. The new virus is known
to have killed 79 people, the vast majority of them in Mexico,
where it was first reported. Health ministers from around the world are in Geneva
for the WHO's annual assembly, where they are discussing how to tackle the
outbreak. It is no longer possible to contain the deadly swine flu virus
first found in Mexico,
the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
of Eczema inflammatory skin disorders rise dramatically in England.
There was a 42% rise in diagnosis of the condition between 2001 and 2005,
by which time it was estimated to affect 5.7m adults and children. One
potential explanation for the rise is increased frequency of bathing and use of
soap and detergents. A paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
says eczema is thought to be a trigger for other allergic conditions. It showed
that by 2005, one in nine of the population had, at some point, been affected
by eczema. The highest rate was in boys aged between five and nine. There
has been a huge rise in allergic diseases of all sorts. "What's quite striking is the very
high proportion of people who are getting eczema, it's an incredibly common
disorder. "Why eczema is
important is increasingly we think eczema is a herald condition for individuals
to go on to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and allergic
A 4.7 earthquake strikes Southern California.It was felt from Los
Angeles to San Diego.
4.7-Magnitude Quake Shakes Up Central California. A moderate earthquake struck in a desert area of Central California Saturday afternoon.
flood waters create 'inland sea.' SYDNEY
(AFP) - Thousands of homeowners remained isolated in Australia's
flood-hit northeast Sunday, where authorities said days of torrential rain had
created a vast "inland sea". Swollen
rivers peaked overnight, allowing clean-up operations to begin and evacuated
residents to return to the northern New South Wales towns of Grafton and Kempsey, the State Emergency Service (SES) said. But SES spokesman
Greg Slater said up to 20,000 people in small communities remained cut off by
the floodwaters, which have led to disaster declarations in NSW and
May 27, 2009
Tornado in Tennessee, USA, destroys
homes and uproots trees.
new report is stating cases of the viral disease of whooping cough have doubled
in recent years.
A Memphis zoo keeper
has been bit in the leg by a female tiger.It happened before the zoo opened and is a rare occurrence.
report is stating 35 US states still
allow pay day loans to be made to consumers that average 300% to 800%
interest.These loans are used by 19
million Americans to get money early before they cash their checks.
No Sign Home Prices are Stabilizing: Home prices in the US continued their
multiyear tumble, as the SP Case-Shiller national index posted a 19% drop in
the first quarter. Consumer confidence rebounded strongly in May.
Recent flooding seen in Wilkes County,
North Carolina from heavy rains.
US judges deliberate gay marriage. California's top
court has begun debating a motion to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage, amid
protests from activists on both sides of the debate. The state's supreme court
ruled last May that same-sex unions were legal. But in November Californians
voted to reimpose the ban via a constitutional amendment know as Proposition
8.Gay-marriage supporters have now
brought a motion challenging the legality of Proposition 8. The court has 90
days to issue a ruling.
Brazilian authorities say almost 408,000 people still cannot return home
because of floods that began last month in the north of the country. The
government has released more than $435m in aid for victims of the flooding in
the north and north-east of Brazil.
A BBC correspondent says the damage across
the region runs into hundreds of millions of dollars. Forty-nine people are
said to have died across 12 states and many small farmers say the flooding has
devastated this year's crops. Nearly 400,000 children are also missing classes
either because roads are blocked, classrooms are under water, or schools are
being used as shelters to accommodate the homeless, he adds.The situation is said to be most critical in
the state of Amazonas, where a quarter of all pupils are affected.
Deforestation 'faster in Africa'. Africa's forests are
disappearing faster than those in other parts of the world because of a lack of
land ownership, a report says. Less than 2% of Africa's
forests are under community control, compared to a third in Latin
America and Asia, say the Rights and Resources
Initiative. The deforestation rate in Africa is four
times the world's average.
Efforts to mitigate
climate change could be hampered if nations do not agree to protect the world's
forests by the end of the year, warn researchers. Earthwatch says it is
vital for leaders attending a key UN summit in December to find a way to halt
Rapid Climate Change Forces Scientists To
Evaluate 'Extreme' Conservation Strategies. ScienceDaily (May
26, 2009)- Scientists are, for the first time, objectively evaluating
ways to help species adapt to rapid climate change and other environmental
threats via strategies that were considered too radical for serious
consideration as recently as five or 10 years ago. Among these radical
strategies currently being considered is so-called "managed
relocation." Managed relocation, which is also known as "assisted
migration," involves manually moving species into more accommodating
habitats where they are not currently found.
Jacob's House Comment,
If these scientists think they can move animals to other places on this earth without serious consequences befalling them, they will have a rude awakening soon. For they cannot just move God's creatures to different locations and environments without upsetting the balanced integrity of what our Creator made here long ago. By trying to do these things they will bring God's wrath and fury upon them as never before. They will also help to devour and destroy all of the creatures that are still here in a few more seasons of time. For our Lord God put these creatures in specific locations for many complex reasons. Therefore, the evil ideas these scientists are spreading today will ensure that God will have to intervene to save this planet soon. He will have to intervene to save many men from destroying themselves. God will have to stop them in the next few seasons of time from destroying everything that He has created and nourished here.
Repeated Fire And Drought: A Menace For Mediterranean
Forests. A new report is stating fires are representing one of the most serious
disturbances to Mediterranean forest ecosystems, where 600,000 hectares are
burning every year.An increase in the
frequency of dry periods, as in 2003 to 2008, combined with a high frequency of
fires, is leading to a collapse of the biological operation of the ecosystem. A long dry period after a fire slows can stop
the regeneration of the forest.
SEOUL (Reuters) -
international censure for this week's nuclear test,
threatened on Wednesday to attack the South after it joined a U.S.-led plan to
check vessels suspected of carrying equipment for weapons
of mass destruction. Adding to mounting tension in the region, South
Korean media reported that Pyongyang
had restarted a plant that makes plutonium that can be used in nuclear bombs. Russia is taking
precautionary security measures because it fears tensions over the test could
lead to nuclear war.
(Reuters) - Banks will be more closely scrutinized under European
Union plans unveiled on Wednesday to apply lessons from the credit crunch and
better protect investors hit by the worst financial crisis in decades.
Rare white tiger kills zoo keeper. A rare white tiger has mauled to death a New
Zealand zoo keeper as horrified
tourists looked on, police said. The attack occurred at the ZionWildlifeGardens
in Whangarei, some 200km (124 miles) north of Auckland.Police said the tiger grabbed a male zoo
keeper who was cleaning an enclosure and would not let go despite the efforts
of other staff members.
Millionaire numbers 'have halved'. The
number of UK
millionaires has more than halved as the recession has bitten into the earnings
of the super-wealthy, a report has claimed. There are now 242,000 millionaires
across the country, down from a peak of 489,000 in 2007. The big decline had been caused by the
collapse in the property market and stock market falls. This year's 70% drop in
City bonuses was another factor.
The output of the UK economy fell by an unrevised 1.9% in the
first three months of 2009, new figures from the Office of National Statistics
show. However, spending by households fell by 1.2%, the biggest drop since
1980. The only sector of the economy making a positive contribution to growth
was government spending.
Asia facing 'diabetes explosion'. New research suggests diabetes is becoming a
global problem, with more than 60% of all cases likely to occur in Asia.The study says
numbers worldwide could grow by a third by 2025, with low and middle income
countries worst hit. The disease is expensive to treat and could hit Asian
economies hard. The study said trends of diabetes in Asia
are influenced by everything from genetic and cultural differences, to smoking
and rates of urbanisation.
As the recession batters city budgets
around the U.S., some municipalities are considering the once-unthinkable option of
dissolving themselves through "disincorporation." Benefits of
this move vary from state to state. In some cases, dissolution allows residents
to escape local taxes. In others, it saves the cost of local salaries and
pensions. And residents may get services more cheaply after consolidating with
a county. Today, some small municipalities are exploring the step to escape
some financial burdens that have been exacerbated by the recession.
Turns Malls Into Ghost Towns.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Malls, those ubiquitous shopping meccas that
sprang up in the 1950s, are dwindling in number, with many struggling
properties reduced to largely vacant shells. The long recession is helping to
empty out the promenades. Some analysts estimate that the number of so-called
"dead malls" - centers debilitated by anemic sales and high vacancy
rates - will swell to more than 100 by the end of this year
The death toll
from Cyclone Aila has risen to at least 159 after it lashed eastern India and Bangladesh and stranded thousands in their flooded villages.
7.1 earthquake topples homes, kills 4 in Honduras. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - A powerful earthquake
toppled more than two dozen homes in Honduras and Belize
early Thursday, killing at least four people and injuring 40 as terrified
residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America. The quake was also felt strongly in El Salvador, Guatemala, and northern Nicaragua.
S. Korea, US troops on alert after North
Korea's threats. SEOUL,
South Korea - South Korean and U.S.
troops raised their alert Thursday to the highest level since 2006 after North Korea
renounced its truce with the allied forces and
threatened to strike any ships trying to intercept its vessels. The move was a
sign of heightened tensions on the peninsula following the North's underground nuclear test and its firing of a series of
short-range missiles earlier this week.
crisis 'hits human rights'. The
global economic crisis is exacerbating human rights abuses, Amnesty
International has warned. In its annual report, the group said the downturn
had distracted attention from abuses and created new problems.Rising prices meant millions were struggling
to meet basic needs in Africa and Asia,
it said, and protests were being met with repression. Political conflict meant
people were suffering in DR Congo, North Korea,
among others, it said. The world's poorest people were bearing the brunt of the
economic downturn, Amnesty said, and millions of people were facing insecurity
and indignity. Migrant workers in China,
indigenous groups in Latin America and those who
struggled to meet basic needs in Africa had all been hit
hard, it said.Where people had tried to
protest, their actions had in many cases been met with repression and violence. and
World Bank warns of social unrest.
The head of the World Bank has warned that the global economic crisis
could lead to serious social upheaval. "If we do no take measures,
there is a risk of a serious human and social crisis with very serious
political implications," Robert Zoellick said. He pointed to Eastern
Europe, which faces the "tricky situation" of
fast-shrinking economies and protests. Mr Zoellick suggested governments should
start preparing for high levels of unemployment. "In my opinion, in this
context, nobody really knows what is going to happen and the best one can do is
be ready for any eventuality."
May 28, 2009
A 7.1 earthquake in the Gulf of Mexico
has prompted tsunami warnings and in Belize,
Guatemala, and Honduras.It shook buildings in Mexico
and other places.
is now recording unemployment at 9% nationwide.Forty-seven states face budget shortfalls.California
has the biggest shortfall with 13.7 billion dollars.
A new report is stating that at least 9% of US homeowners are
now having trouble paying their mortgages and going into bankruptcy, which is a
warns cuckoo bird in danger of extinction.LONDON
cuckoo bird, known for its distinctive call, is in danger of extinction along
with 51 other species, the Royal Society for the
Protection of Birds said in a new report Thursday. It found that 21 percent of Britain's bird species face extinction unless steps are taken to
protect them, spokesman Tim Webb said. He said the cuckoo and other birds that visit Britain in the summer have suffered population loss largely due
to a decrease in food and water supply in sub-Saharan Africa, where many migrate from. The problem is difficulty in
finding food and water, he said.
Neurological Disorder In
Golden Retriever Dogs Caused By A Mutation In Mitochondrial DNA. Sensory ataxic
neuropathy (SAN) is a recently identified neurological disorder in Golden
Retriever dogs with onset during puppyhood.
Affected dogs move in an uncoordinated manner and have sensory deficits.
Researchers from the SwedishUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, UppsalaUniversity and the Karolinska Institutet have now revealed that
SAN is caused by a mutation in mitochondrial DNA.
the prophecy on this website entitled "More On God's New Day", dated12/15/07, Our Lord God
spoke to Jacob about how He would bring new viruses and diseases to the defiled
places He despised on this earth.This
prophecy from our Maker is already being fulfilled with the swine flu virus and
other mutating diseases.
Excerpt from prophecy "More on God's New Day":
Therefore I, the Lord God, will soon bring great signs and wonders of
blood, smoke, and extreme drought to this world, servant, Jacob.The weather patterns will change on a daily
basis, and new viruses and diseases will be seen here in the moldy and filthy
places that I have marked as being unworthy to survive.They will be all around this world in the
blink of an eye.I, the Lord God, will
not allow anyone to find a cure for the new deadly diseases and viruses that I
will bring about.Instead, in the coming
hours they will quickly mutate and spread into a black and bitter plague of
epic proportions.They will spread to
the heathens and backsliding fools who have defied Me and My Son, Jesus.If they have ignored My righteous and
profitable words they will reap what they have sown in bitter tears.
Therefore, soon great travail, distress, and trouble will engulf the
defiled nations that I Am angry at.Soon
clouds and storm filled tempests will overrun this world from the mountains to
the seas.Then the different tribes will
begin to know who I Am.They will know
that I Am the Lord God and I have the power to keep all of My judgments and My
appointments.They will realize that I
can save My own beloved and anointed ones out of the fires, dust storms, and
darkness that will soon engulf this world.
Anxiety 'hitting British workers'.
British workers are experiencing panic attacks and insomnia because of stress
associated with the economic downturn, a survey has suggested. Half the workers
admitted to being stressed, while one in five is suffering with depression.
is calling for a nationwide campaign to protect the UK's mental health after a
survey suggested people were growing ever more anxious. The poll of
2,000 adults for the Mental Health Foundation found 77% found the world more
frightening than in 1999. The report, In the Face of Fear, found more than a
third of people say they get frightened or anxious more often than they used
to, while 77% thought the world had become a scarier place. The charity
described a "culture of fear" in which the media and politicians
fuelled a sense of unease.
Men are struggling to cope
with the emotional impact of the recession, a mental health charity has warned.
Almost 40% of men admit to feeling
low at the moment with job security, work and money playing on their minds, a
Mind survey of 2,000 adults found.
Kids and teens suffering from anxiety. The
long-term psychological effects of economic
distress may be most profound for young children, since they are growing up
without any real memory of better times. They can pick up on parents' anxiety
about money and may see the world as an uncertain place where they have to
struggle to succeed. Later this may make them cautious about career choices. Teenage groups will have more of a
sense of loss than the youngest kids and may take the change in material
circumstances personally. They're likely to pay more attention to the economy
and business than they used to. And they may lose confidence in the idea of the American dream and the assumption that they
will live better than their parents.
In the prophecy on this website
entitled "God Warns the Insolent", dated 12/28/07, our Lord God spoke to Jacob about how He would punish many insolent
men and their children.
from prophecy, "God Warns the Insolent":
I, the Lord God, will soon punish, scorch, and correct all of the men who
have lied, deceived, and caused mischievous intent to become the magnified norm
upon this earth.I will look for them in
the fields, and I will search for them in the darkened corridors they are now
hiding themselves in today.I will also
send forth My foul birds of heaven to look for them and feast upon their little
ones.Soon they will gnaw on their bones
until there is nothing left that they can truly devour.
Soon My horses of thunder and lightening will come down upon the sinful
fields I abhor. Then many people's hiding places will be gone. The riders on
these horses will be all powerful and no one here will be able to hurt them or
thrust them through.They will not be
subject to physical pain or death, messenger Jacob, for I, the Lord God,
created them to be as eternal, as I Am eternal.They were created to work everyday in servitude for My desires and
pleasures here to be fulfilled.They
were put here to help Me and My Son, Jesus.
Poll: US divided over torture and closing Guantanamo. WASHINGTON - Just over half of Americans say torture is at least
sometimes justified to thwart terrorist attacks and are evenly divided over
whether to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, according to a poll that
underscores the challenges President Barack Obama
faces in selling his terror-fighting policies.
Cabinet officials head to hard-hit auto
states. LANSING, Mich. - Officials in four Midwestern states badly hurt by the
auto industry's woes are lining up to ask the Cabinet
secretaries crisscrossing the region for a better deal when it comes to
getting funds from the federal recovery act. With the bankruptcy
filing of industry icon General Motors Corp.
just days old and Chrysler LLC plants shut down until the company emerges from
its own bankruptcy, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin
hope to convince the visiting officials that they deserve a big chunk of $87
billion in discretionary federal recovery funds.
China has boosted
security in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, ahead of Thursday's anniversary of the
killings in 1989. Many dissidents say they have been told to leave Beijing
or are confined to their homes. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people died in
the Tiananmen crackdown, and open discussion of the events of 20 years ago
remains taboo in China.
Euro unemployment at decade high.Unemployment in the 16 countries using the euro increased in
April to its highest level in nearly ten years, official data has shown. The
unemployment rate in the eurozone rose to 9.2% from 8.9% in March, the highest
rate since September 1999, the Eurostat data agency said.Unemployment in the wider 27-member European
Union (EU) rose to 8.6% in April from 8.4% the previous month. Eurostat
estimates that 20.8m people in the EU were unemployed in April.
Global house prices drop further.House prices around the world dropped further in the first
quarter of 2009 as the global recession worsened, with Latvia
seeing the largest falls. Out of 32 countries studied, 27 saw price falls over
the year to the end of March 2009, property researchers the Global Property
Guide said. There were some countries where prices are rising. House prices in Switzerland
are 4.3% higher than a year earlier. House prices in Thailand,
Austria, the UK,
and Israel also
bounced back in the first quarter.
Germany Blasts 'Powers of the Fed'. In a speech on Tuesday in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed 'great
skepticism' over the clout of central banks and suggested their aggressive
moves in Europe, the U.S. and the U.K. might backfire. Ms. Merkel's
critique jibes with statements from Axel Weber, the head of Germany's central
bank and a member of the ECB's 22-person Governing Council. He has warned that
too-loose monetary policy could fuel future inflation. Mr. Weber was among the
body's most vocal skeptics on asset purchases before the bond-buying program,
reservations that were also shared by Jurgen Stark, another German on the ECB
council. In a May 12 speech, Mr. Weber warned that overly generous monetary
policy had helped build asset-price bubbles in the past.
The swine Flu continues to
spread in U. S. and around
the world. Scientists around
the world are accelerating their efforts to develop a vaccine against the H1N1
influenza virus (Swine flu) as rapidly as possible, reports Genetic Engineering
& Biotechnology News (GEN). The need for such a vaccine received a strong
impetus from the World Health Organization, which has issued a Phase 5 pandemic
alert, a strong signal that the WHO believes a pandemic is imminent.
June 6, 2009
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama
offered the world the audacity to hope for peace in theMiddle East and a better understanding between the United States and Muslims. Still, a president known for his soaring
oratory admitted his words alone would not change a thing. Quoting from
the Quran for emphasis, President Barack Obama called for a "new beginning
between the United
and Muslims" Thursday and said together, they could confront violent
extremism across the globe and advance the timeless search for peace in the Middle East.
Economic Crisis Drives Up Conflict.WASHINGTON,
Jun 3 (OneWorld.net) - The world has become slightly less
peaceful over the last year due in large part to the global
economic crisis, says an annual report released yesterday that measures
"There is a clear correlation between the economic crisis and the
decline in peace," said Clyde McConaghy, president of the Global Peace Index (GPI),
at the Washington, DC
release of the report. "This confirms that there is a real-world economic
value for peace. As food and fuel prices spiked in 2008 and the global economy
subsequently spiralled, "many of the indicators used by the GPI
to measure peace, such as the likelihood of violent demonstrations and political instability, increased while others -- such
as respect for human rights -- decreased," specifies the IEP in a
statement about the report. The index clearly reflects the relationship between
financial hardship and violence.
US pork industry baffled by bans in China, Russia. Continued bans on U.S. pork imports by China, Russia and more than a dozen other counties have baffled
government and industry officials, leading some to speculate that the issue is
more about market share than health concerns.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras
- An earthquake has shaken Honduras
hours before top officials from members of the Organization of American States
convene.The U.S. Geological Survey says
the magnitude-5.0 quake hit at Caribbean
coast. There are no reports of injuries or damage. Honduras
about 11 miles east of Olanchito, a town near the
is still recovering from Thursday's magnitude-7.3 earthquake that killed seven
people and caused $100 million in damage.
A Portland Oregon U. S. company recalls
ground beef. The following is a press release from the United State Department
of Agriculture: WASHINGTON - SP Provisions, a Portland, Ore., establishment is
recalling approximately 39,973 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated
with E. coli O157:H7.
U.S. retailers reported same-store sales fell in May below
expectations, as pressures like rising unemployment continued to curtail
work helps mask joblessness among Americans.It's a familiar predicament in today's economy, in which some 2
million people searching for full-time work have had to settle for less, and
unemployment is much higher than the official rate when all the Americans who
gave up looking for jobs are counted, too. The 9.4 percent May unemployment rate is based on 14.5 million Americans
out of work. But that number doesn't include discouraged workers, people who
gave up looking for work after four weeks. Add those 792,000 people, and the
unemployment rate is 9.8 percent.The
official rate also doesn't include "marginally attached workers," or
"involuntary part-time workers," or the 2.2 million people who have
looked for work in the past year. Once those 9.1 million extra workers are
added to the unemployment mix, the rate would be 16.4 percent.All told, nearly 25 million Americans were
either unemployed, underemployed, or had given up looking
for a job in May.
pumps $1.2tn into US economy.
The US Federal
Reserve says it will buy almost $1.2 trillion worth of debt to help boost
lending and promote economic recovery. It said it would start buying long-term U.
S. government debt and expand purchases of
mortgage-related debt. The Bank of England has already begun buying government
debt to expand the money supply - known as quantitative easing. The Fed's
unprecedented measures come as central banks around the world are grappling
with how to fight the worst recession since World War II. The announcement hurt
the dollar, which hit a two-month low against the euro on fears that the
measures would undermine the currency. Japan
said earlier on Wednesday it would step up its purchases of government debt.
Jacob's House Comment,
In Ezekiel 20:24-26 God speaks about how He can destroy any nation that refuses to obey His judgments and have despised His statutes. Our God speaks about the fact that if that nation despises His Sabbaths and the people in that nation turn to idols He will give them judgments that they should not live. God also says He will pollute them in their own gifts and make their children to be desolate to the end that they might know Him. This is happening in the US and in many other nations today that have disrespected and despised our Lord God and His Son, Jesus.
Quote from Ezekiel 20:24-26:
24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but despised my statutes, and polluted my Sabbaths, and their eyes were after their father's idols.
25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;
26 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the Lord.
World trade fall hits Hong Kong shipping. The ships
once sitting heavily in the water, loftily loaded with containers, are now
visibly higher in the water. There is less cargo moving around the world, so
less need for ships. Hence, dramatically lower rates for
hiring large ships, and so a growing crisis in world shipping. As the China
boom deflates, demand for steel, iron ore, and other bulk items from around the
world diminishes, leaving bulk carrying ships all dressed up with nowhere to go.
website in the Prophecy entitled God's Words to Mothers, dated 11/21/07, our Lord God spoke to Jacob through His Holy spirit of
mercy and grace.Our God spoke about how
the next few years would be a time of testing, writhing pain, and trouble all
over this world.Our God spoke to Jacob about the many ships
that would sit in the harbors, unable to sell their goods.These things are already coming to pass.
Excerpt from God's Words to
the next few years be a time of testing, writhing pain, trouble, and
convulsions for the woman with her unborn child.So shall it be that many lust laden women
shall pay the price for the original sin they were a part of with Eve, long
few years will also be a time when the horses, riders of thunder, and locusts
will be seen here. They will bring forth
their smell and their stink upon this earth.
It will be a time when all of the green hills and the creature images
that I despise will be dissolved by My white hot eyes. For when many ships are stranded in the harbors, they will be unable to
sell their tarnished and damaged goods.When they are stranded without water in them to drink, then My name will
become known all over this world called earth.When the testing, writhing pain, trouble, and confusion becomes more
intensified and pronounced, so shall My name be talked about in many
fashionable circles and assemblies.
US consumer spending fell for the second month in a row in April, despite
an increase in personal income, official data has shown. Consumer spending
dipped 0.1%, compared with a revised fall of 0.3% in March. The number of
new homes built in the US
fell to a record low in April, official statistics have shown.
New U. S. housing starts fell 12.8% to an annual
rate of 458,000 units - the lowest since records began in 1959 - the Commerce
Department said.US house prices continued to fall in February, but the
rate of decline in some markets is slowing down, a leading index has indicated.
June 7, 2009
Global Migration Flows Reverse for the First
Time Since the Depression, as Work in the Rich World Dries Up. Anecdotal
reports and data from government ministries and outside organizations indicate
that the flow of immigrants from poor to wealthier countries is slowing
significantly for the first time in decades while more people are returning
home. Among the returnees: road builders from Bangladesh, domestic servants
from the Philippines, factory workers from Indonesia and Vietnam, construction
workers from Mexico, as well as bankers, lawyers, and real-estate professionals
from around the world who were working in Singapore and Dubai. Emigration from Mexico to the U.S. dropped
13% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year,
with more Mexicans leaving the U.S. than
coming in. Indonesian authorities are expecting at least 60,000 citizens will
be sent home from Malaysia, South
Korea, and other wealthy neighbors
this year, because immigrant workers are continuing to lose their jobs.
Less Educated Take the Worst Hit. The recession has led to steep job
losses across the U.S.
work force, but less-educated people have been hit particularly hard. The
unemployment rate for workers over 25 years old who haven't gone beyond high
school rose to 10% in May, nearly doubling from 5.2% a year earlier, the
government said Friday. Among workers who haven't completed high school, the
unemployment rate rose to 15.5%, compared with 8.4% last year.
Nature Parks Can Save Species As Climate
Changes. Retaining a network of wildlife conservation areas is vital in helping
to save up to 90 per cent of bird species in Africa affected
by climate change, according to scientists. The findings suggest an urgent need
for legislators to protect eco-systems and key wildlife areas in Africa. They
show that, over the next 75 years, the biodiversity of some regions will suffer
more than others as a result of climate change. They also underline the
importance of providing 'green corridors' to help wildlife to move to find new
June 9, 2009
Five tornadoes touched
down in Denver, Colorado, USAarea,
damaging a mall.Heavy hail has been
seen in Missouri, USA.
Racial attacks are being
seen on East Indianstudents who are living in Australia.
They are being
Texas, USA, was rattled by a series of
USA was pummeled with hail, tornadoes, and high winds.Damaging winds, heavy rain, and
hail pummeled Central
North Carolina, USA.Hundreds of trees were
downed in North Carolinaand in Washington, DCfrom the damaging
winds and violent weather.
A new report out has said
20 children have been arrested for trying to set arson fires for amusement in North Carolina, USA.One of the children
was only 5 years old.
A new report is stating
70% of high school graduates are giving up on expensive colleges and opting for
low cost universities.
A new recall of hand
sanitizers because of high levels of bacteria found in them.
A new survey is stating
that charitable giving by Americans fell 2% in 2008.
South Africa's HIV epidemic has leveled off at an infection rate
of 10.9% for those aged two or older, according to a new study. South
Africahas the world's largest HIV-positive population - 5.5
million.Women aged between 20 and 34 are
the worst affected, with 33% carrying HIV.
Global house prices drop further. House prices around the world dropped further in the first quarter of
2009 as the global recession worsened, with Latvia seeing the largest
falls.Out of 32 countries studied, 27
saw price falls over the year to the end of March 2009, property researchers
the Global Property Guide said.
June 10, 2009
Ten of the largest US
banks will be able to repay $68bn in government bail-out money, the US
Treasury says, a sign the financial crisis is easing. Banks have been eager to pay back the money to escape
potentially onerous government restrictions, such as caps on executive pay.
OECD says global recession easing. The data
points to a "reduced pace of deterioration in most of the OECD economies
with stronger signals of a possible trough in Canada, France, Italy and the United Kingdom", the OECD said.
The economic slowdown could last five to 10 years and cost
trillions of dollars, a top US
economist has warned. Paul Krugman who won
the 2008 Nobel prize for economics, told the BBC
that any recovery would be "so slow it would feel like a recession".He is urging the US government to
introduce a second stimulus package of $500bn to boost the economy.He rebutted claims that such a move would be
inflationary, saying it was "not impossible" to reduce the deficit.
government is preparing to unveil rules on executive pay for firms that have
been bailed out. President Barack Obama will
also appoint a "pay czar" who can reject compensation plans at
companies getting "exceptional assistance".
US President Barack Obama has said his $787bn stimulus package will
deliver more than 600,000 jobs this summer. The
pledge comes as an increase in federal spending for key stimulus components,
like hiring new teachers, is about to begin. Mr Obama promised the stimulus
plan would create 3.5 million jobs when the plan was approved in
February. Since then, more than 1.6
million people have lost their jobs, although the rate of job loss slowed in
Oil prices rose over $71 a barrel, a new
high for the year 2009 so far, on hopes of an economic recovery.The price of
oil has more than doubled this year on hopes the worst of the global recession
is over."I wouldn't be surprised if
we're testing $80 in a week or two," said Gerard Rigby, an analyst with
Fuel First Consulting.Signs of more
positive business and consumer confidence, as well as slowing in the rates of
economic decline in major economies, have appeared as governments have pumped
trillions into bailing out the financial system.
AP - At least five tornadoes touched down in Colorado on Sunday, with one
overturning benches and a car outside a mall in a Denver suburb and injuring a man who
tried to take pictures of a twister.
The FDA is recalling 32 ounce bags of chicken
wings sold in Kroger Stores that may declare undeclared allergens.
A new study is finding foreclosure filings of
homes in May are up 18% from a year ago and a third highest on record.
Another report is stating that there has been
a 50% rise in hate groups reported since the year 2000.
A new report is stating US army suicides are
continuing to climb.
Serious flooding from violent storms and
winds in Central
Texas, USA, has caused 180,000
homes to be without power.
Defying sanctions, N Korea vows to make more nukes. Seoul, South
Korea - North Korea responded to new U.N.
sanctions with more defiance, promising Saturday to step up its nuclear
bomb-making program by enriching uranium and
threatening war on any country that dares to stop its ships on the high seas. The
North's threats were the first public acknowledgment that the reclusive
communist nation has been running a secret uranium enrichment program.
Suspicions of the program touched off the latest nuclear crisis in 2002.
Shootings show threat of 'lone wolf'
terrorists expanding. Washington- An elderly man
enters a crowded museum carrying a rifle and begins shooting. A young man in Arkansas pulls the trigger outside a
military recruiting office. Another man opens fire in a Kansas church. Three chilling,
unconnected slayings in less than two weeks.One gunman was a white supremacist, one a militant Muslim, one a
fervent foe of abortion.Each suspect had
a history that suggested trouble. Each apparently was driven to act by beliefs
considered by some as extreme.
A new report is stating the US must limit the civilian deaths in Afghanistan and protect the people there more.
Jacob's House Comment,
There is no way the US can limit the civilian deaths in Afghanistan because they do not have God or His
Son, Jesus, on their side. They do not have God's approval for this
war. On the contrary God is against the USA today for all of the abominations and
wickedness they have pursued in recent years. Therefore, God will not
help the USA in their fight to control Afghanistan. God will also not go up with the
USA to fight their battles in other nation
they might want to try to possess or control.
Judges 1:1-2, 4:
1 Now after the death of Joshua
it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up
for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?
2 And the Lord said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered
the land into his hand.
4 And Judah went up; and the Lord delivered the
Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek
ten thousand men.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global
swine flu at highest level emergency code red global pandemic. The move follows the spread of the virus in at least
two regions of the world, with rising cases being seen in the UK, Australia, Japan and Chile.Since it first emerged in Mexico in April, 28,000
cases of the swine flu (H1N1) virus have been reported across 74 countries.A further 172 patients have been confirmed with swine flu in the UK,
bringing the total infected to 1,164. Of
the new cases, 117 are in England and 55 in Scotland, where authorities
say errors meant they previously over-estimated the number of infections.
The man of
perdition is already in the world and because he is here plagues and woes are
beginning to increase and be seen all over the land. Our Lord God is
bringing evil and woe to the people who have rejected His loving kindness and
mercy. Therefore, soon shall the children of God be able to rejoice as
the end of this earth age crumbles, disintegrates, and dies out all around
24 They despised
the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
25 But murmured in
their tents, and harkened not unto the voice of the Lord.
28 They joined
themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29 Thus they
provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
Obama eyes tighter controls on banks, Wall Street.Washington - President Barack Obama
is ready to roll out an overhaul of the intricate rules and systems that govern
America's troubled financial
institutions, proposing the most ambitious revision since the Great Depression. The goal is to prevent a recurrence
of the economic crisis that erupted in the United States and exploded last
fall with devastating consequences still reverberating around the world.
North Korea warns of nuclear war amid rising tensions. SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's communist regime has warned of a nuclear war on the Korean
peninsula while vowing to step up its atomic bomb-making program in
defiance of new U.N. sanctions.
OECD says global recession easing. The pace of decline of the world's major economies is
slowing, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD).The composite leading
indicators (CLI) index for the 30 countries in the OECD rose 0.5 point in April,
but was still 8.3 points lower than April 2008."It is still too early to assess whether it is a temporary or a
more durable turning point," the OECD said.
Global military spending rose 45% between 1999 and 2008, fuelled by the
US-led "war on terror" and by increased wealth in China, Russia and
the Middle East.In Western and Central Europe, military spending increased at a much
slower rate than in any other part of the world, while the US accounted for 58% of
the global increase during the decade.In
2008, a record 187,586 people were deployed on peacekeeping missions, an 11%
rise over 2007. Military forces accounted 166,146 of the personnel deployed.Most of the missions were deployed in Africa, including in DR Congo, and in Darfur, Sudan, but the largest
single peace operation was in Afghanistan.
Australians demand climate action. Thousands of demonstrators have rallied across Australia to demand greater government action to protect the
environment from climate change. The National Climate Emergency Rallies called
on Australia to take the lead at the UN environment summit in
December in Copenhagen.
Worst case climate scenarios already
'being realized'. The
worst-case scenarios on climate change envisaged by the UN two years ago are
already being realized, say scientists at an international meeting. In a
statement in Copenhagen
on their six key messages to political leaders, they say there is a increasing
risk of abrupt or irreversible climate shifts. Even modest temperature rises
will affect millions of people, particularly in the developing world, they
warn. But, they say, most tools needed to
cut carbon dioxide emissions already exist.New
data was presented in Copenhagen on sea level rise, which
indicated that the best estimates of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) made two years ago were woefully out of date. Scientists
heard that waters could rise by over a meter across the world with huge impacts
for hundreds of millions of people. There was also new information on how the
Amazon rainforest would cope with rising temperatures. A UK
Meteorological Office study concluded there would be a 75% loss of tree cover
if the world warmed by three degrees for a century.
If these scientists and
global leaders want to change the severe weather problems they are having in
their nations they had better wake up and repent of their mistakes before the
living God and His Son, Jesus. They had better give God the recognition
He seeks as this world's only Creator, and stop defying Him in all of their
unsound ways. For our Lord God is gracious, kind, faithful, and
true. However, if these scientists and leaders do not acknowledge Him as
their Maker they will continue to suffer the consequences. They will have
not only adverse weather in their nations, but also other woes and plagues,
which will be here soon. For only the faithful children of God and His
Son, Jesus, having His mark and Spirit in them will survive.
1 And I saw another sign in
heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in
them is filled up the wrath of God
2. And I saw as it were a sea
of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast,
and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name,
standing on the sea of glass having the harps of God.
Scientists say they now have unambiguous evidence that the warming in the
accelerating. They are predicting that as ice is lost in the Arctic,
more of the ocean's surface will be exposed to solar radiation and will warm
up. When the autumn comes and the Sun goes down on the Arctic,
that warmth should be released back into the atmosphere, delaying fall air
June 15, 2009
A new US poll finds 66% of
Americans do not want to take on more credit debt.
Home loan modifications to help home
owners to stay in their homes are not being made. Banks are refusing to
help homeowners and half of them are falling into foreclosure.
June 17, 2009
out major financial rules overhaul.WASHINGTON - President
Barack Obama proposed sweeping new "rules of the road" for the
nation's financial system Wednesday, casting the changes as a critically
important response to the economic crisis and the
greatest regulatory transformation since the Great
Depression. The Obama plan would give new powers to the Federal Reserve to oversee the entire financial system
and would also create a new consumer protection agency
to guard against credit and other abuses that played a big role in the current
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency for
the first time has determined there is a public health
emergency in a contaminated community,
targeting a Montanatown Wednesday for immediate federal attention. Asbestos contamination
from a now-closed vermiculite mine near Libby has been cited in the deaths of
more than 200 people and illnesses of thousands more. Miners carried asbestos
home on their clothes, vermiculite once covered school running tracks in Libby
and some residents used vermiculite as mulch in their home gardens.
Israel sets terms for
Palestinian state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has
announced he will back a Palestinian state - but only if it is completely
demilitarised. He said a Palestinian state must have no army, no control of its
air space and no way of smuggling in weapons. In a landmark speech, weeks after
the US president urged him
to agree a two-state plan, he said the Palestinians must accept Israel as a Jewish state.
Palestinian leaders reacted angrily, accusing him of sabotaging peace plans.
BritishCity 'cannot contain swine flu'. Health
officials in Birmingham say the spread of swine flu in
the city can no longer be contained. Fifty-five new cases have been confirmed
in the West Midlands region taking the total to 567 - more
than half of the total cases in England.
The World Health Organization (WHO)
has declared a global flu pandemic after holding an emergency meeting.It means
the swine flu virus is spreading in at least two regions of the world with
rising cases being seen in the UK, Australia, Japan and Chile. Official reports
say there have been nearly 30,000 cases globally and 141 deaths, with figures rising
daily. Hong Kong said it was closing all its nurseries and
primary schools for two weeks following 12 school cases. It is the first flu
pandemic in 40 years - the last in 1968 killed about one million people.
WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama, offering a small win to the
gay-rights community, will sign a directive Wednesday giving for the first time
some new government benefits to the domestic partners of federal civil service
employees. Specifically, federal
workers will be allowed to add their gay and lesbian partners to the long-term
care insurance program, and supervisors will be required to let workers use
their sick leave to take care of domestic partners and non-biological,
non-adopted children, according to a fact sheet released Wednesday.
The Obama administration's financial-regulation plan envisions the
Federal Reserve as the most powerful overseer of the U.S.
financial system.But that approach is
quickly becoming one of the plan's biggest flashpoints, as lawmakers and
consumer groups attack the central bank for its handling of the financial
crisis."How much power the Fed is going to have is going to be probably
one of the most controversial issues about this plan," said Robert Litan,
a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. The central bank is "already
knee deep in politics," he said, and its role in the new regulatory
framework is most likely to be changed by lawmakers. Under the proposal, the
Fed would become the leading regulator to monitor risks to the financial
system. It would gain sweeping authority to monitor any firm that could
threaten financial stability, even if the central bank wouldn't normally
supervise the institution.
Protest Dog Killings: Animal-welfare advocates complained about a campaign in
which a local Chinese government killed 37,000 dogs to fight a rabies outbreak.
A new report is stating
the US Federal Reserve
Monetary Base has exploded to 1.8 trillion dollars in 2009so far. In 2008 the monetary was 875 billion
Farmed Fish May Pose Risk For Mad Cow Disease. University of Louisville neurologist Robert P. Friedland,
M.D., questions the safety of eating farmed fish in Journal of Alzheimer's
Disease, adding a new worry to concerns about the nation's food
supply. Friedland and his co-authors suggest farmed fish could transmit
Creutzfeldt Jakob disease--commonly known as mad cow disease-if they are fed
byproducts rendered from cows. The scientists urge government regulators to ban
feeding cow meat or bone meal to fish until the safety of this common practice
can be confirmed. "We have not proven that it's possible for fish to
transmit the disease to humans. Still, we believe that out of reasonable
caution for public health, the practice of feeding rendered cows to fish should
be prohibited," Friedland said. "Fish do very well in the seas
without eating cows," he added. Creutzfeldt Jakob disease is an
untreatable, universally-fatal disease that can be contracted by eating parts
of an animal infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow
disease). An outbreak in Englandattributed to infected beef prompted most
countriesto outlaw feeding rendered cow material to other cattle
because the disease is so easily spread within the same species.
The Impact of Global Warming on Human
Fatality Rates. World Health Organization research concludes that global
warming is already causing 150,000 deaths and some five million human illnesses
per year, including malaria and dengue fever. Some of the ways global warming
negatively affects human health-especially in developing nations-include:
speeding the spread of infectious diseases; creating conditions that lead to
potentially fatal malnutrition and diarrhea; and increasing the frequency and
severity of heat waves, floods and other weather-related disasters.
Cyclone pushes several mango species close
to extinction, At least three species
of mango trees may have been wiped out by a cyclone that hit India last month. The Times of India reports the world's last Batasha mango tree was
uprooted by the cyclone known as Aila. Other mango varieties reported to be
hard-hit include the Champa and already rare Kohitar. According to one farmer,
the Kohitar is so fragile its fruit must be consumed within hours of harvest.
Mangoes are one of the world's most popular fruits. India produces at least 15
million tons of mangoes annually, more than half of the world's output.
Climate change hits China's poor the
hardest and also forces some of those lifted out of hardship back into it,
activist groups Greenpeace and Oxfam said
Wednesday. China is one of the countries in the world most prone to natural disasters. "More than 70 per cent of
Chinese cities and over 50 percent of the population are located in areas
susceptible to serious meteorological, seismic or oceanic disasters."
Climate change is happening 'here, now': US report.WASHINGTON
(AFP) - The harmful
effects of global warming are being felt "here and now and in your
backyard," a groundbreaking US government report on
climate change has warned. " Climate
change, which the report blames largely on human-induced emissions of
heat-trapping gases, "is under way in the United States and projected to
grow," said the report by the USGlobal Change Research Program, a grouping of a dozen government agencies and the White House. The
report is the first on climate change since President
Barack Obama took office and outlines in plain, non-scientific terms how
global warming has resulted in an increase of
extreme weather such as the powerful heat wave that swept Europe in 2003, claiming tens of thousands of
lives. Hurricanes have become fiercer as they gather greater strength over
oceans warmed by climate change. Global warming impacts everything from water
supplies to energy, farming to health. And those impacts are expected to
increase, according to the report titled "Global
Change Impacts in the United States." Areas of the
country that already had high levels of rain or snowfall have seen increases in
precipitation because of climate change, says the report, which focuses on the
United States but also tackles global climate change
- The U.S.
military is tracking a ship from North
Korea that may be carrying illicit weapons,
the first vessel monitored under tougher new United Nations rules meant to rein
in and punish the communist government following a nuclear
test, officials said Thursday.
A round of storms and high winds in the US has damaged
thousands of homes and businesses and has caused flooding and a loss of power.
A new report is stating that a lack of
good leadership has impacted the economy in the US in many negative
ways. A failure of leadership and lack of oversight has damaged the US competitiveness.
Jacob's House Comment,
The reason many rulers and
leaders today have poor judgment is because of our Lord God's curse upon them.
They are unable to make the right decisions for their nations because
they do not have our God's approval in what they are saying and doing.
Therefore, their nations will continue to languish under distress, violence,
and suffering in the next few years.
See prophecy, "God's Warns The Prominent", spoken to
Jacob on 9/21/08.
Excerpt from this prophecy:
For neither I or My Son,
Jesus, will ever approve of any of the things these prominent and governing men
are saying and doing. I, the Lord God, know many of them today are trying
to strengthen their evil and corrupt ties and ways. Therefore, shall
their nations and cities all crumble and fall to the ground in the coming
hours, months, and days. For little do these men know that I, the Lord
God, have had a hand in tipping the scales against them recently. I have
had a hand in disrupting their nations with fire, tempests, storms, whirlwinds,
economic malaise, distress, and earthquakes, which have come forth because of
My indignation against them.
I, the Lord God, have been
busy in My chambers in the heavens to devise new ways to try, trouble, and
distress many filthy, prominent, and governing men today. For I loathe
their evil doings at this time. I loathe all of the untrue things that
they are saying and speaking against Me and My Son, Jesus.
Therefore, I will continue
to give them poor judgment and reasoning in their hearts and minds. On
occasion I will trouble and try them more than they can ever know. I will
give them a poor discernment of what would be the right and proper prudent
thing for them to do in every perplexing situation they might face. Soon
all of their rulings and decisions will not work for them anymore. For
their rulings and decisions are all a part of their fall from My grace, love,
peace, and mercy. Their poor rulings and judgment decisions are part of
the disintegration of their own minds, bodies, and souls.
Another report is stating major health insurance companies are dropping
the sickest people from their lists of insured. Cancer patients and pregnant women have been targeted
the most. Employees working for these insurance companies have been given
bonuses for targeting these sick people and saving money for their
companies. Three hundred million dollars have been saved so far.
Many insurance companies are also refusing to insure homeowners in certain
regions of the US because of the
erratic weather and flooding in these areas.
Jacob's House Comment,
Along with many governments around
this world today, insurance companies are out of alignment with God's words of
reconciliation, love, peace, and grace. They are also out of touch with
our mighty God's commandments, laws, and rules for this world. The people
who run these companies have tried to get out of protecting the poor and sick
people who need them to survive. Therefore, they will suffer the wrath of
God upon them for their evil and wicked ways.
See the prophecy on this website called, "God's Coming
Separation", spoken to Jacob on 5/4/07.
Excerpt from "God Speaks About His Coming
I, the Lord God, know many
foolish lost and dying souls today have not followed the righteous paths of
justice, charity, love, meekness, prudence, and mercy that I desire. They
have not kept My holy Sabbaths in their fond remembrance, and they have not
followed in the footsteps of My only Son, Jesus. Therefore, they will not
be able to have My holy covering over them in the coming hours. They will
be without My still small voice from heaven to console them in their times of
distress, trouble, and grief. I, the Lord God, will not resurrect them
from the grave when the time comes, for they do not have any love in their
hearts and minds for Me and My Son, Jesus. They do not want to obey My
sound doctrines, My statutes, or My commandments of old.
More than 25 tornadoes have been reported
in the Midwest US in recent days. Hail, flooding,
and high winds were reported in the Central and Upper Midwest.
South African rape survey
shock. One in four South African men
questioned in a survey said they had raped someone, and nearly half admitted
having attacked more than one victim. The study, by the country's Medical
Research Council, also found three out of four who admitted rape had attacked
for the first time during their teens. It said practices such as gang rape were
common because they were considered a form of male bonding.
UK 'must plan' for warmer future. The UK
needs to plan now for a futurethat will be hotter and bring greater extremes of flood and drought, says Environment
Secretary Hilary Benn.
Climate scenarios 'being realized'.The worst-case
scenarios on climate change envisaged by the UN two years ago are already being
realized, say scientists at an international meeting. In a statement in Copenhagen on their six key messages to
political leaders, they say there is an increasing risk of abrupt or
irreversible climate shifts. Even modest temperature rises will affect millions
of people, particularly in the developing world, they warn. But, they say, most
tools needed to cut carbon dioxide emissions already exist. Scientists heard
that waters could rise by over a meter across the world with huge impacts for
hundreds of millions of people. There was also new information on how the
Amazon rainforest would cope with rising temperatures. A UK Meteorological Office
study concluded there would be a 75% loss of tree cover if the world warmed by
three degrees for a century. The scientists hope that their conclusions will
remove any excuses from the political process.
- Food maker Nestle USA
on Friday voluntarily recalled its Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after a number of illnesses were
reported by those who ate the dough raw.The
company said the Food and Drug Administration and
the Centers for Disease Control are investigating reported E. coli illnesses that might be related to the
ingestion of raw cookie dough. In a statement,
the FDA said there have been 66 reports of
illness across 28 states since March. About 25 people have been hospitalized,
but no one has died.
One in six people in the world, or more than 1
billion, are now hungry, a historic high due largely to the global economic crisis and stubbornly high food prices,
a U.N. agency said Friday.Compared with
last year, there are 100 million more people who are hungry, meaning they
receive fewer than 1,800 calories a day, the Food and
Agriculture Organization said in a report. Almost all the world's
undernourished live in developing countries,
where food prices have fallen more slowly than in the richer nations, the report
said. Poor countries need more aid and agricultural investment to cope, it
said. People are going hungry, due largely to the global
economic crisis and stubbornly high food prices, a U.N. agency said
Friday. Compared with last year, there are 100 million more people who are
hungry, meaning they receive fewer than 1,800 calories a day. Almost all
the worlds undernourished live in developing countries,
where food prices have fallen more slowly than in the richer nations, the
report said. Poor countries need more charitable aid and agricultural
investment to cope, it said.
8 U. S. states see record unemployment rates in May. The Labor Department says 48 states and the District of Columbia saw employment conditions
deteriorate last month. The fallout from the longest recession since World War
II was the worst in Michigan. Its unemployment
rate rose to 14.1 percent. The eight states that set records are: California, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.
In TehranIran, an eerie calm as death toll jumps to 19.TEHRAN, Iran - An eerie calm
settled over the streets of Tehran Sunday as state media reported
at least 10 more deaths in post-election unrest and said authorities arrested
the daughter and four other relatives of ex-President Hashemi
Rafsanjani, one of Iran's most powerful men.
The reports brought the official death toll for a
week of boisterous confrontations to at least 19. State television inside Iran said 10 were killed
and 100 injured in clashes Saturday between demonstrators contesting the result
of the June 12 election, and black-clad police wielding truncheons, tear gas,
and water cannons.
dead' in Pakistan clashes. At least 44 people have died in a series of clashes
between government forces and Taliban militants in north-west Pakistan,
the military says.
Flooding has occurred in the Northeast US
and a torrid heat wave of 100 degree temperatures are occurring in the southern
part of the US. Chicago, Ill., USA, has recorded the
wettest year since records were first kept in the 1800's.
The World Bank is stating that the
worldwide recession is much worse than first thought of. They are also saying it will last much longer
than originally anticipated.
A new US report is stating
that 72% of Americans support a public plan for healthcare.
Another report in North Carolina, USA, is stating that the vomitoxin is now being found in
the wheat supply and therefore all wheat must be tested there.
Origin of vomitoxin:
Gibberella zeae, also known as Fusarium
graminearum, is a plant pathogenic fungus that causes scab in wheat and ear
mold and stalk rot in corn. Another
common name for wheat scab is Fusarium head blight.G. zeae can infect wheat when there are
several consecutive days of wet weather.Widespread and severe epidemics can occur when the rainy period
coincides with flowering.
During the infection process, G. zeae
produces a toxic secondary substance called vomitoxin.Other names for vomitoxin are deoxynivalenol
and DON.Vomitoxin is a mammalian
toxin.The most distinctive symptoms occur
in swine, which will vomit when they ingest vomitoxin-contaminated grain.If the levels of vomitoxin are high enough,
they will refuse to eat the grain.
Jacob's House Comment,
In the prophecy entitled, "God's Words
to the Cursed", dated 1/27/08, our Lord God spoke to Jacob about the curse He
would bring to many foolish people who have disrespected Him and His Son,
Jesus. This prophecy is already coming to pass in many areas of the world
with diseased food and grains, as well as various plagues, are now being seen
all at the same time.
Excerpt from "God's Words to the
Many multitudes of foolish
people today have not asked Me to forgive them for all the wrongs and evil
deeds they have done. They have not repented for their unscrupulous and
damaging ways, and they have not gotten rid of the bitterness, covetousness,
envy, and hatred that still remains in their hearts and minds.
Therefore, with the
exception of My faithful children of the light and the promise, the curse has
come down upon many foolish people in today. It has eaten up their true
harvest fields and their wholesome fresh grain and corn. It has devoured
their food supply like a cankerworm in their midst. It has caused their
fields to become rotten and infested with salt brine, parasites, and robbers of
the night they cannot see or control.
I, the Lord God, have allowed the curse to come down upon many multitudes
of foolish people today, servant Jacob. Many of them have offended Me
with their vain, proud, idolatrous, adulterous, and puffed up attitudes.
Therefore, I have put their little children in stocks and in chains before
their eyes. I have had many of them go through long periods of famine,
disease, affliction, beguilement, depression, and grief in their hearts and
minds. I, the Lord God, have also changed their prosperous days into
nightmare visions for their denial that I exist in any fashion, state, or form.
June 26, 2009
May incomes surge, but savings outpace
spending. WASHINGTON - Households pushed their
savings rate to the highest level in more than 15 years in May as a big boost
in incomes from the government's stimulus program was devoted more to
bolstering nest eggs than increased spending.
AP - Deflation
is clawing its way back in Japan, and that's not good news for an economy trying to
recover from its worst recession since
World War II.Japan's consumer prices fell 1.1 per cent in the year to May,
the steepest drop since records began in 1970, with slack household consumption
increasingly blamed as the country's second bout deflation in less than two
GREELEY, Colo. - JBS Swift Beef Co. of Greeley has recalled about 41,000 of
beef products because of possible E. coli contamination.
PARIS (AFP) - A third of the world's open water sharks - including the great white and
hammerhead, face extinction according to a major conservation survey released
Thursday. Species hunted on the high
seas are particularly at risk, with more than half in danger of dying out,
reported the Shark Specialist Group at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Collapsing shark
populations have already severely disrupted at least two coastal marine ecosystems, and could trigger even more
severe consequences in the high seas, marine biologists warned at the same
Research from Canada's Center for
Addiction and Mental Health featured in this week's edition of the Lancet shows
that worldwide, one in 25 deaths are directly attributable to alcohol
Violence is increasing in Iraq as US troops plan to
leave urban cities by the end of June. At least 13 people have been
killed and dozens wounded in a bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The bomb, planted on a motorbike at a motorcycle
market in the city centre, was the latest in a recent series of major attacks
on civilian targets. On Wednesday some 70 people were killed in the Sadr
area of Baghdad. American troops are scheduled
to pull out of all Iraqi cities by next Tuesday. Officials say the attacks will
not affect their plans.
Jacob's House Comment,
On this website we have
stated many times that Babylon, or the nation of Iraq today,
would be punished by God repeatedly in the next few years. In the
prophecy from our Lord God given to Jacob on 6/1/08, entitled "God's Words on Babylon", God spoke about
how He would destroy Babylon in the next few
years and it would go into a long time of captivity.
Excerpt from the first two
paragraphs of the prophecy, "God's Words on Babylon":
Babylon is now being punished, corrected, and taken down by Me, brick by brick
today, watchman. She is being pillaged and destroyed for the many whorish
abominations she has committed, which went against Me in earlier times.
For I, the Lord God, am settling up for all of the debts that Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar, her
former king, have owed Me in the past. I Am also settling up with Babylon today for the fact that
many of My children of Israel were put into slavery there
long ago by her former king.
I, the Lord
God, am also in the process of punishing Babylon today for her recent vocal
stance and stiff-necked attitude towards Me and My Son, Jesus. Therefore,
she is being pillaged and destroyed by her own people for her refusal to follow
My straight and narrow ways that bring everlasting life. She is also
being punished and taken down for her refusal to adhere to My new plans, will,
and desires for her, and for this world.
K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown wants to set up a 60 billion pounds annual fund to help poor
countries deal with climate change. He
hopes it will break the deadlock over who will pay developing nations to adapt
to the changing climate and who will help them obtain clean technology.
Andres weakens to tropical depression off
Mexico.MEXICO CITY(Reuters) -
Andres, the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season, has weakened to a tropical depression, the U.S.
National Hurricane Center in Miami said on Wednesday. The
dissipating storm had pounded western Mexico for two days,
flooding streets in the resort of Acapulcoand causing big waves, one of which swept a line fisherman to his death.
China's central bank has
reiterated its call for a new reserve currency to replace the US dollar. The report from the People's Bank of China (PBOC)
said a "super-sovereign" currency should take its place.
NOVY JICIN, CzechRepublic (Reuters) - At least 10
people died in flooding in the eastern CzechRepublic, and rising river levels
prompted flood warnings across central Europe following heavy
rains this week. The 10 Czechs
died near the country's border with Poland and Slovakia, with most of the
damage near the town of Novy Jicin, 260 km (160 miles) east of Prague.
June 28, 2009
Iraq secures cities for US exit. The Iraqi authorities are tightening security in
preparation for next Tuesday's deadline for US soldiers to pull out of the
country's cities. All police leave has been cancelled and extra troops have
been drafted in, amid a spate of bomb attacks this week which has left 250
people dead. Prime Minister Nouri Maliki says the attacks may be aimed at
stirring up sectarian tensions. But he says he is confident his government can
Obama victory prompts US gun rush. In a quiet
side street not far from where the Texas freeway system knits the sprawling
suburbs of Houston into something like a city centre, business is booming at
the Top Gun shooting range. America's gun owners are worried that the incoming
Obama administration, which is coming to power offering hope and change, is
going to mean something rather different for them - restriction and regulation.
So they are rushing to buy certain types of weapons.
A pastor in theUS state ofKentucky told his flock to bring
handguns to church in what he said was an effort to promote safe gun ownership. Pastor Ken
Pagano told parishioners to bring theirunloaded guns to NewBethelChurch in Louisville for a service celebrating the
right to bear arms. He said he acted after church members voiced fears
the Obama administration could tighten gun control laws. When the service
began, some 200 people were present, AP news agency said.
US has now passed 1 million
swine flu cases. US health officials
estimate that at least one million Americans have been infected with swine flu
since the H1N1 virus emerged nearly three months ago. The number is far higher
than cases actually reported to the authorities. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) said many cases were mild, although 127 people had
US sees confirmed flu
cases rise and now has 2,532 confirmed cases of swine flu, after a jump in
figures in recent days, officials say.
The cases - up around 600 since Friday - mean the US has now surpassed Mexico as the most affected
nation. But the total of three confirmed deaths is far lower than in Mexico where 48 people are
known to have died.
Doctors want right to talk faith in the U.
K. Medics will tell the British
Medical Association conference this week that staff should not be disciplined
as long as they handle the issue sensitively. But at the start of this year the
Department of Health issued guidance warning about proselytising. . If we
say it is ok for doctors and nurses to provide spiritual care and pray for
patients it can all too quickly get out of hand and we will have staff
preaching on the wards. It said that discussing religion could be
interpreted as an attempt to convert which could be construed as a form of