God's new thousand year reign with His Son, Jesus, as the visible High Priest here, is approaching quickly. Therefore, we at Jacob's House want to urge all of God's devoted Christians to get their family members saved and rescued by God at this time. They must truly believe in God and His Son, Jesus, before it is too late. They also must use the last remaining moments they have here to ask God to forgive them for all of their past trespasses, wickedness, and sins.
For we at Jacob's House know time is already running out for many mingled people all around this world today. We know God's judgment of death for their wickedness and sins, is already upon them. Soon His judgment will be in every nation and dwelling place when God decides to visit and come to this world for a second time.
January 3, 2010
The Hunt for a Clear Picture of Polar Bears' Future.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service - as well as many polar-bear biologists - say that global warming is
destroying so much of the bears' icy habitat that the species could be nearly
wiped out in the next 100 years. The U.S.
is pushing to ban global trade in polar bears at an international meeting in
says it has "considerable concern" over polar bears' future, but that
it is unclear how much Arctic ice will be lost and what effect the melts will
have on the wildlife that lives there.
Mutation leads to new and severe form of bacterial disease. Fighting an illness is
not just about fighting the bacteria or viruses that cause it, it also has to
do with your genes. Scientists have now identified a gene mutation that makes
children susceptible to a severe form of mycobacterial disease, any disease
caused by species of Mycobacterium such as tuberculosis and leprosy. The
mutation represents a new layer of disease severity in children who lack a
vital disease-fighting component from their immune system.
No US war deaths in Iraq in December. December was the first month since the
start of the war in Iraq in which there were no U.S. combat deaths, the U.S.
military said. There were three noncombat fatalities. Since the beginning of
the war more than six years ago, 4,373 U.S.
military members have died -- 3,477 from hostilities and 898 in non-combat
incidents. Combat fatalities have decreased significantly since June, when the United
States started withdrawing troops from Baghdad,
Iraq's capital, and other
urban areas. The United States
also started a troop drawdown in 2009 from about 160,000 to the current level
of around 110,000. According to the Iraq Interior Ministry, 2,773 Iraqi
civilians were killed and 8,900 were wounded in 2009. In addition, 242 Iraqi
soldiers were killed and 612 were wounded in 2009. In December, the ministry
said, 306 Iraqi civilians were killed and 1,137 were wounded; 13 Iraqi soldiers
were killed and 32 were wounded. Also in December, 48 Iraqi police were killed
and 119 were wounded.
cuts for municipalities are forcing dozens of libraries to close all over the US.Approximately 20% are closing or operating at
reduced hours because of a shortage of funds and budget cuts.
Bitter cold weather has gripped the US
with below zero temperature readings being seen in many states.Record low temperatures are being recorded in
several states including North Dakota.
Jacob's House Comment,
Isn't it ironic that while
global warming talks are going on in Scandinavia, God is bringing record cold temperatures to the US today.Our Lord God is trying to show many
scientists, fools, and dead ones that He is the one you have to fear and worry
about today.God is trying to show them
that the weather all over the world is being changed right before their eyes by
Him, so His new day can arrive.
Over 8,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes because of the
eruption of the Galeras Volcano in Columbia,
January 4, 2010
At least 500 homes damaged in
Solomons quake. HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AFP) - About 500 homes were
damaged or destroyed when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the Solomon
Islands, officials said Monday following a reconnaissance flight over remote
islands near the epicentre. The National Disaster Management Office said it was
possible thousands of people could be homeless, but an exact assessment could
not be made until ground parties arrived on Tuesday.
Tunnels beneath Vegas are a refuge
for homeless people. LAS VEGAS
- Underneath its glitzy casinos, far from the bright marquees, there is another
a pitch-black, dank underworld virtually unknown and unseen by those who live,
work and play above. About 300 people, mostly men battling demons of various
addictions, live in the underground storm system built to protect the desert
playground from the infrequent cloudburst.There's no sign or word of welcome
down here. Drug use is nearly universal. Most people carry makeshift weapons
and the police don't often come unless they're called.
January 4, 2010
Midwest and Northeast US
blasted with high winds and extreme cold temperatures.One-third of the population of the US
has been affected by the cold.Record
snowfalls being seen in Vermont
and several other states.Homeless
shelters are packed in Minnesota.
It is being reported that the US
is on track to have the coldest winter in 25 plus years.Record low temperatures are being seen in Mid
and southern Florida which is
affected the citrus crop there.Two
thirds of the US
are being affected by the winter weather.
January 6, 2010
Fla. farmers scramble to save crops from cold.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Subfreezing temperatures across the South have Florida farmers
worried that strawberry, tomato and other crops could be destroyed, with
temperatures in even usually balmy Miami only in
the 50s on Tuesday.Throughout central
and south Florida, farmers are
trying to salvage millions of dollars worth of citrus and vegetable crops from
week long freeze predicted.They are
spraying them in protective layers of ice and covering them in plastic.
Forecasters say the Southern deep freeze will last through the weekend, likely
breaking records for continuous cold temperatures in many parts of Florida and elsewhere. The
was not only dealing with subfreezing temperatures, but parts of New England were under record snowfall. In
Burlington, a storm dumped more
than 33 inches, breaking a single-storm record of nearly 30 inches set in 1969.
Dead Octopuses Wash Up on PortugueseBeach. What is killing the octopus of Vila Nova de Gaia? That question has obsessed the Portuguese city,
located just across the Douro river from Porto, since Jan. 2,
when 1,100 lbs. (500 kg) of dead octopus were found on a 1.8-mile (3 km)
stretch of local beach. The following day, another 110 lbs (50 kg) appeared;
today there was just one expired creature. The evidence points to some sort of
disease: a parasite, bacteria, or a powerful virus. It affected octopus of all
ages and sizes and wiped out the entire population in that area.
Thirty-two US states are under severe winter warnings.
Only 45% of Americans are satisfied with
their jobs.Thisis the lowest point in 22 years.
U. S. economy loses 85K jobs,
unemployment rate steady.WASHINGTON
- The economy lost more jobs than expected in December while the unemployment rate held steady at 10 percent, as a
sluggish economic recovery has yet to revive hiring among the nation's
employers. The Labor Department said Friday that
employers cut 85,000 jobs last month, worse than the 8,000 drop analysts
expected. A sharp drop in the labor force, a sign more of the jobless are
giving up on their search for work, kept the unemployment rate at the same rate
as in November. Once people stop looking for jobs, they are no longer counted
among the unemployed.
Obama orders up more air security and
intelligence sharing. WASHINGTON
- Hundreds of law enforcement officers are being
trained as federal air marshals to ramp up security as the Obama administration
tries to prevent a repeat of the near-catastrophic attempt to blow up an
airliner bound for Detroit
on Christmas Day. President Barack Obama ordered the U.S.
intelligence agencies to do a better job of recognizing serious terror threats and sharing information with those who
can disrupt a plot as quickly as possible.
Jacob's House Comment,
The Lord's words from Obadiah speak about the USA's current, trouble, travail, and downfall today. God's words from this book in the Bible speak about how the USA will go through a time of fear, worry, depression, thievery, and trepidation. God's words speak about Esau and the terrorists which will come to the USA to help bring her down. Therefore, all the fear, worries, and problems the USA is having is because they have left God behind for the filthy lucre and corruptable images and idols of this world. The USA is suffering grief, economic trouble, poor reasoning and decision power, and woe, because they have not kept the vows and promises that were made to God long ago. Therefore, has God's curse come down in good measure to this once great and prosperous nation. The following verses also speak about the devil's destruction and demise.
Obadiah verses 2-8:
2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord.
5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegathers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
6 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!
7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men htat were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.
8 Shall I not in that day, saith the Lord, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
Mind-reading systems could change air
security.CHICAGO - A would-be
terrorist tries to board a plane, bent on mass murder. As he walks through a
security checkpoint, fidgeting and glancing around, a network of high-tech
machines analyzes his body language and reads his mind. As far-fetched as that
sounds, systems that aim to get inside an evildoer's head are among the
proposals floated by security experts thinking beyond the X-ray machines and metal detectors used on millions of
passengers and bags each year. New ideas include highly sophisticated sensors,
more intensive interrogations of travelers by screeners trained in human
behavior, and a lifting of the U.S.
prohibitions against profiling.
January 11, 2010
alerts are being enforced at airports in the US
after several unruly passengers in more than 4 states including California,
Carolina, and Newark,
New Jersey have disrupted their
flights.Security failures have occurred
at many airports.
It is being reported that more than half of the US
is seeing temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal.
A 6.4 earthquake has struck Northern California near
the city of Eureka.Eleven aftershocks have been reported
including a 4.5 one.
A new study is saying a high degree of US
high school and college students are now exhibiting anxiety behavior.These studies are concluding that the
pressure to succeed, and fast pace lifestyles are to blame.This anxiety today being exhibited by young
people is larger than it was in the Great Depression of over 50 years ago.
January 12, 2010
The Doomsday Clock to Change This
Week. The minute hand of the famous Doomsday Clock
is set to move this Thursday, and for the first time, anyone with Internet
access can watch. Which way the hand will move and by how much have not been
made public. The last time the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January
2007, when it was pushed forward by two minutes, from seven to five minutes
before . The change was meant
to reflect two major sources of potential catastrophe that could bring us
closer to doomesday. According to the board, the looming
dangers included: the perils of 27,000 nuclear weapons,
2,000 of them ready to launch within minutes; and the destruction of human habitats from climate
change. The factors influencing the latest Doomsday Clock change include international negotiations on nuclear
disarmament and nonproliferation, expansion of civilian
nuclear power, the possibilities of nuclear
terrorism, and climate change.
January 14, 2010
A new report is stating suicide rates among young males have increased 26%
between 2005 and 2007.The males
affected the most were 18 to 29 year olds.
Haiti quake: Survivors struggle while awaiting aid.PORT-AU-PRINCE,
Haiti - Turning pickup trucks into ambulances and doors into stretchers, Haitians were frantically struggling to save those
injured in this week's earthquake as desperately needed aid from around the
world began arriving Thursday. Planes carrying teams from China,
flew into the Port-au-Prince
airport with searchers and tons of food, medicine and other supplies, with far
more promised soon from around the globe. Tens of thousands dead, up to 500.000
may have died from 7.0 earthquake, which has hit this nation. Bodies lay
everywhere in Port-au-Prince:
tiny children next to schools, women in rubble-strewn streets with stunned
expressions frozen on their faces, men hidden beneath plastic tarps and cotton
Jacob's House Comment,
It is not surprising at
Jacob's House that Haiti is going through a time of trouble,
famine, distress, disease, death, and travail with this earthquake, coming from
God today.Jacob's House has knowledge of
evil and demonic practices going on in Haiti for many years.Several Christian ministries and missionaries
that have gone to Haiti have told us that open devil
worship and voodoo offerings were regularly going on in the Port-au- Prince downtown
areas. These Christian missionaries told
Jacob's House that chickens and other animals were being burned, destroyed, and
cut up to give praise and worship to the devil.They told Jacob's House they were afraid to go through certain areas of
this city because they feared for their lives, and the lives of other
Christians, while they were traveling through this demonic and perverse city.
prophecy on this website entitled: GOD WARNS THE PROMINENT, dated 9/21/08.God spoke to Jacob about how He would soon destroy the evil men and the
filthy nations they now govern. God said He would look for new ways to
distress, trouble, and try them from His Holy habitation in heaven.
Excerpt from God
warns the Prominent:
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.
For it is a known fact in the
heavens, watchman and messenger, that I, the Lord God, have made this world
quite unstable in the last few years. I
have made it to reap what it has sown in bitter tears. I have brought whirlwinds from the North to
many cities and towns, and glad tidings from the East to trouble many of the
indigenous and hideous men who do not desire to know Me today.I have taken down a portion of their palaces, monuments, and secret
meeting places.I have brought mayhem to
their doors and righteous judgment, afflictions, and woe to them and their
I, the Lord God, have made their own judgment halls and
ruling centers to stink with the scent of mildew, mold, and decay from dark
graves.I have tried to show many of
these prominent and governing men today how corrupt, foolish, and out of touch
they are with My words, My Son, Jesus, and Me. I have tried to show them what new and deadly
challenges they will have to face if they continue to go against My
commandments, precepts, and statutes for this world.I have tried to show them that their nations
and their cities are quickly crumbling and dissolving before their eyes.
A new report is showing the people who watch TV more that 4
hours or more per day were more likely to suffer higher risks of cardio
vascular diseases and death from those who didn't.
U. S. president Obama to
outline $90bn bank bail-out tax.President
Barack Obama is expected to announce plans for a new tax to be levied on
banks later. The fee is designed to recoup $90bn that US taxpayers are
expected to lose from bailing out the banks during the financial crisis. It
comes ahead of the latest reporting season on Wall Street, with banks expected
to report record bonuses.
Surprise rise in US job losses.US
employers unexpectedly cut 85,000 jobs in December, but the unemployment rate
held steady at 10%, official figures have shown. The number of job losses was
surprising, particularly after November's figures had been revised. Since the
recession began in 2007, 7.2 million jobs have been lost in the US.
In 2009 alone, the economy lost 4.2 million jobs. Analysts were surprised by
the latest data.
A new report is stating one in four female teens are now involved in some
kind of evil behavior. Many of them are
violent or fighting others.
The US FDA has found cadmium poison in cheap jewelry coming from China.Therefore, it is saying that this jewelry
should be taken away from children because of the health danger.
A new report is stating that the swine flu has now touched as many as 80
MRSA 'spread by patients moving between
hospitals'. MRSA is mainly
spread by patients moving between hospitals, Dutch researchers have said.The authors have called for more
screening of people who are repeatedly admitted to different hospitals to try
to break this transmission cycle. They said this would eventually help to
eradicate MRSA. The conclusions were drawn
from a large study of the geographical location of different strains of MRSA
across 26 European countries. MRSA is a
potentially lethal bug which is difficult to combat because it has developed
resistance to some antibiotics.
January 17, 2010
A new US
report states that the US
joblessness will hover around 8% through 2012.
Moderate earthquake shakes the seacoast city of Carupano
Fifty-three million bottles of Tylenol, Motrin, and Rolaids have
been recalled by Johnson and Johnson for an unusual odor found in them.This odor is believed to be coming from the
wood pallets they are stored on or the packing materials they are shipped
As we have
said before many times on this website, everything the Lord has made on this
earth is interconnected.Therefore, the
fact that the Lord God is taking the stabilizers of this world out, is showing
that many things we took for granted are deteriorating further and further today.This is because of the sin and evil that is
in every nation at this time.Things
will not get better until the Lord God cleanses, burns, and destroys the old,
sinful, and evil order that is here now.
Laboratories are now growing pork food and pork chops from pig
muscles.This pork food is being grown
in laboratories as an alternative to help relieve the shortages of food being
seen around the world.Critics of this
new technology are saying that the ramifications of eating this food could be
dangerous.The nutritional content of
protein could also be at risk.
Scientists: Haiti must prepare for more massive quakes. CHICAGO (AFP) - Haiti and its
neighbors must prepare themselves for more massive quakes after the devastating
tremors this week increased pressure along a lengthy fault
line, scientists warned Friday. Paul Mann, a senior research scientist
at the Institute for Geophysics at the University
warned that just because the rebuilding process had started, people shouldn't
assume the risk was over. "This relief of stress along this area near Port-au-Prince may have
actually increased stress in the adjacent segments on the fault," he told
AFP. Rescuers pulled a
dehydrated but otherwise uninjured woman from the ruins of a luxury hotel in
the Haitian capital early Sunday, an event greeted with applause from onlookers
witnessing rare good news in a city otherwise filled with corpses, rubble and desperation. 200,000
people now estimated to have died in the 7.0 quake.Deng fever, malaria, and measles are now a
serious problem there.This quake is the
worst disaster the UN has ever faced. at
3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord
God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth
4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the
land to fail,
5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the
sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel
great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
6 That we my buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;
yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
7 The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget
any of their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth
therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and
drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
January 20, 2010
Strong new earthquake hits Haiti. A magnitude-6.1 temblor shakes buildings and
sends screaming people running into the streets. The latest quake struck as the
U.S. dispatched more naval ships to help clear Haiti’s ports and speed up
supplies of food, water and medicine to victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake while
rescuers extended the search for survivors. Wails of terror rose from
frightened survivors as the earth shuddered at U.S. soldiers and tent city
refugees alike raced for open ground, and clouds of dust rose in the capital.
Last week's magnitude-7 quake killed an estimated 200,000 people in Haiti, left 250,000 injured
and made 1.5 million homeless, according to the European
3 weeks after gay marriage law, NH
takes up repeal. CONCORD, N.H. - Three weeks after the state legalized gay marriage, opponents are asking a House committee to repeal the law and let voters amend
the constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. The House Judiciary Committee was holding hearings
Wednesday on the two measures, which many observers expect the House to reject
when they are brought to the floor in the next few weeks.
Officials order evacuations before 3rd So
Cal U. S. storm. LOS ANGELES - After two days of lightening, flooding and even
a few tornados, officials tried to get ahead of the next round of powerful
storms that are pummeling Southern California by ordering evacuations in mudslide-prone foothill
AngelesCounty fire officials said they would issue mandatory
evacuation orders for about 587 homes in flood-prone foothill areas beginning
early Wednesday in anticipation of the next storm.
MUMBAI, India - India's top three outsourcing
companies are ramping up hiring and increasing pay as global
corporations, mainly from the U.S., send more work offshore to cut costs as
they emerge from the downturn. The employment revival in India's
outsourcing sector, which counts on the U.S. for about 60 percent of global
sales, comes as unemployment in the U.S. stagnates around 10 percent, near a
26-year high. Inflation-adjusted wages in the U.S.
last year fell 1.6 percent, the biggest decline since 1990.
Evolving Strains of HIV May Cause Wave of Drug Resistance (HealthDay News) - Strains of drug-resistant
HIV that will emerge in San Francisco within the next five years could pose a
serious threat to efforts to control the HIV pandemic, according to U.S.
BEIJING - China
is warning officials to brace for a possible new wave of swine flu infections
as the country enters the busy Lunar New Year travel period. Tens
of millions of Chinese will take to the rails, roads and air during the most
important holiday of the traditional calendar, creating crowded conditions
ideal for the spread of the swine flu virus. The holiday period this year runs
from late January into February. During the 2010 New Year and Lunar New Year
period, various factors such as spring travel, tourism, shopping, and other
group activities will increase the risk of H1N1 infection. Experts differ on
how effective those steps have been and the ministry said China,
with 1.3 billion people, had recorded more than 120,000 cases of infection by
the end of December, including 648 deaths. The new pandemic H1N1 flu
may cause blood clots and other unusual damage in the lungs and doctors need to
be on the lookout, U.S.
researchers reported on Thursday.
U. S. Jobless rates will remain high for many more years.WASHINGTON
(Reuters) - Unemployment rates will likely peak
in most U.S. cities in 2010, but it will be many more years before jobless rates hit their lows of the last decade, a
report released by a U.S. mayors group shows. In some areas, such as California's
central valley and cities in Nevada,
unemployment rates will stay at or above 10 percent through 2013.
2000s warmest decade on record, government reports. WASHINGTON -The 2000-2009 decade was the warmest on record,
easily surpassing the previous hottest decade, the 1990s, researchers said
Tuesday in a report providing fresh evidence that the planet may be warming at
a potentially disastrous rate.
January 21, 2010
S. California braces for 4th day of rain, wind.
A CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. - With more than 1,000 homes already under
evacuation orders, already-drenched Southern California
prepared Thursday for a fourth powerful storm and mudslides below fire-scarred
mountains. The National Weather Service predicted
up to 3 inches of rain throughout the day, accompanied by gusts up to 50 mph
and up to 20 inches of snow in the mountains. Waves of 15 to 20 feet pounded
the coast, bringing the threat of flooding in beach communities. Flash flood watches were up for foothill communities
below mountains that were denuded by wildfires last year. A week's worth of
rain has soaked hillsides in the San Gabriel
Mountains northeast of downtown Los
Angeles, where 250 square miles of forest
burned in a summer wildfire.
Scientists at the CDC warn that although cases of the swine flu have dropped
recently, the 3rd wave could be the most severe and bring the most cases
within the next 2 to 3 years.
Haitians are being granted temporary status for 18 months to live in the US
and get jobs in the USA.
Violence and looting is rampant in Haiti
especially at night.Approximately ten
troops have been deployed there to help stop the violent gangs from stealing
from houses and stores in Port-au-Prince.
Haiti's mass graves swell; doctors fear more death.PORT-AU-PRINCE,
Haiti - Workers are carving out mass graves on a
hillside north of Haiti's capital, using earth-movers to bury 10,000 earthquake
victims in a single day while relief workers warn that people are still dying
of their injuries. Medical clinics have 12-day patient backlogs, untreated
injuries are festering and makeshift camps housing thousands of survivors could
foster disease, experts said. The palace the ruler of the country lived in was
also destroyed.The next health risk
could include outbreaks of diarrhea, respiratory tract
infections and other diseases among hundreds of thousands of Haitians
living in overcrowded camps with poor or nonexistent sanitation. The death toll
is estimated at 200,000, with 110,000 confirmed dead, according to Haitian
government figures relayed by the European Commission,
with 80,000 buried in mass graves. The commission now estimates 2 million
homeless, 250, 000 need urgent care, and says 3.5 million are in need of housing,
Jacob's House Comment,
On this website, in the
prophecy, "God Speaks about Idols", dated 6/16/08, our Lord God spoke to Jacob
about what would happen to the heathen tribes upon this earth if they continued
to practice idol worship within their homes.God said that He would tear down the established dynasties, kingdoms,
palaces, and dwelling places that these heathens worshipped their false gods
in.These words from God in June 2008
are already coming to pass in less than 2 years.They are coming to pass in Haiti, and will soon come to pass in
many other nations that now worship idols.These nations will also feel God's wrath upon them as never before in
the next few seasons of time.
from "GOD SPEAKS ABOUT IDOLS" on this website:
I, the Lord God, also want to tell all of the heathen
tribes who are upon this earth today that if they continue to practice any idol
worship of any kind within their homes, then I will be forced to punish them
incessantly from within.I will punish
them in their minds, bodies, and souls, so their bones will become like brittle
batter and cracked clay.I, the Lord
God, will allow strongholds of poisonous venom from the destroyer's house to
enter into their members.I will allow
his devious and crafty ways to enter into their thoughts, both night and
day.Then they will not be able to run
from him, or escape from his tearing claws upon them.
Even though I, the Lord God, will soon be bringing
deliverance, peace, and joy to the faithful and devoted children who love Me
and My Son, Jesus, I will also at the same time be bringing mourning and
weeping to the heathen people who have opposed Me on this earth.In many cases their entire household and
their generations before them will be devoured, separated, and destroyed.
For I Am now in the process of reestablishing My holy order
and name here as never before, servant Jacob.Therefore, in the next few seasons of time I will be tearing down many
established dynasties, kingdoms, palaces, chaos centers, and dwelling
places.If they have not sought the good
deeds, the good holy order, and the common sense that I favor and love, they
will not be seen here anymore.
January 24, 2010
JERUSALEM - Washington's Mideast envoy pressed on with
his sputtering, year-old peace mission Sunday, shuttling between the Israeli
and Palestinian leaders in an effort to break a stubborn deadlock over Israeli
settlement construction.President Barack Obama took office last year
with the ambitious aim of putting Mideast peacemaking on a fast track. Instead, it has stalled over Israel's
settlements on occupied lands, forcing the American leader to acknowledge that he
underestimated the domestic political forces at play in the region and
overreached in expecting a quick breakthrough in Mideast
A new study is finding kids 8 to 18 years of age are
spending 8 hours or more a day connected to IPODS, video games, and other
Jacob's House Comment,
On this website in the
prophecy, "The New Tower of Babel," dated 8/19/07, God spoke to Jacob that many
people, and even children, would be destroyed and trapped by the waster in the
next few years. God said the waster
would devour them for the gadgets and hand held devices they loved, more than
Him. God said the waster would take many
people down to the grave in the next few years for the evil things they adored
and coveted today.
Excerpt from "The New Tower
of Babel" prophecy on this website:
I know where the waster is using this new tower of Babel to spew out his wickedness, lust,
lies, idol worship, and perversions of the flesh.I, the Lord God, can see the sorcery,
witchcraft, foolishness, vices, adulteries, dangerous substances, and lewdness
this new tower of Babel is helping to promote today.I know it has become like a naked, shameful,
and menstruous woman in My eyes.It has
become filthy before Me for it thrives on the polluted blood, crudeness, slavery,
usury, envy, idol worship, vanity, lust, violence, fame, cankerworms, and
vices, which I abhor.
I, the Lord God, know the waster will soon use many similar
devices like this tower to beguile his victims and reel them in.He will use hand held devices to trap and
snare some of his victims soon.He will
use this new ugly tower to captivate their hearts and minds before My Son,
Jesus, returns here for a second time.He will use it to tighten his grip on many of the foolish people he is
now trying to destroy from within.They
will be pillaged and left for dead when they try to sample his controlled
substances, his vices, his lusts of the flesh, and his tempting lies of deceit.
Therefore, in the coming days, many foolish people will be
snared and trapped by the waster, watchman.They will become his dead meat as they are separated far away from Me
and My Son, Jesus.They will become his
portion when they are sequestered far away from the power, goodness, and the
light that only I, the Lord God, own.They will remain in their own darkened and filthy chambers for an
extended period of time.
Fourteen tornadoes have hit Texas
and Louisiana damaging several
homes.Recent freezing rain and ice
storms have also hit the Midwest US.
Britain Raises Terror Threat
Level. U.K. terrorism expert
explains what change in status means; government releases statement that an
attack is likely but 'not imminent.
Report: Visas of U.S.-Bound
Foreigners Not Checked Before Flight. Prior to the attempted bombing of
a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, federal officials did not check the
visa status of foreign airline passengers until after their flights had already
left the ground for the U.S.,
report says. The report sources U.S.
officials who offer little reasoning as to why the visa verification process
routinely occurred after, rather than before, U.S.-bound planes had departed.
The information means that the visa status of Detroit
bomb suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was not checked until his flight was already
in the air. Prior reports have claimed that security officials
"learned" of Abdulmutallab's link to extremists while he was en route
to the U.S.
Californians prepare to return to evacuated homes as Arizona
residents dig out after wicked weather. WENDEN, Ariz.
- A powerful winter storm that pounded Arizona with rain, flooding,and snow prompted a search for a boy who was
swept away by rising waters and is presumed dead, flooded an unknown number of
homes and left several hikers stranded. Entire town of Wenden Underwater after storm. Siege of California rain storms triggers more mudslide fears. California now bracing for fourth storm.
A 19-year-old woman
is blind after taking Tamiflu - and she didn't even have the H1N1 virus, London's Daily Mail reported.
A National Health Sevices helpline advised Samantha Millard
to take the medication, and within 72 hours Millard was in the hospital on life
support. Millard suffered from Stevens-Johnson syndrome, causing her skin to peel off, and toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, which robbed the woman of
her sight. Hospital tests revealed Millard, of Bicester in Oxfordshire,
England, never had the
H1N1 virus. Doctors told Millard it could take up to two years for her to
recover, and they are not sure if her eyesight will return.
Bee decline linked to
falling biodiversity.The decline of honeybees seen in many countries
may be caused by reduced plant diversity, research suggests. Bees fed
pollen from a range of plants showed signs of having a healthier immune system
than those eating pollen from a single type, scientists found.Writing in the journal Biology Letters, the
French team says that bees need a fully functional immune system in order to
sterilise food for the colony. Other research has shown that bees and wild
flowers are declining in step. Two years ago, scientists in the UK
and The Netherlands reported that the diversity of bees and other insects was
falling alongside the diversity of plants they fed on and pollinated. Other new
research, from the University of Reading,
suggests that bee numbers are falling twice as fast in the UK
as in the rest of Europe. The most spectacular losses
have been seen in the US
where entire colonies have been wiped out, leading to the term colony collapse
disorder. However, the exact cause has remained elusive. A possible conclusion
of the new research is that the insects need to eat a variety of proteins in
order to synthesise their various chemical defences; without their varied diet,
they are more open to disease.
Is Genetically Modified Corn Toxic?In the United States, we grow and eat corn whose genes
have been tweaked to make the plants more resistant to pests and pesticides.
Most European countries don't, largely because the citizenry fears it isn't
safe. However, a new analysis
of private data by Monsanto Corporation suggests there may be something to the
idea that we shouldn't be eating maize that's had its DNA messed with. The study found
that three strains of modified crops - MON 810 and MON 863, which are resistant
to pests, and NK 603, which is fortified to withstand weed killer -
significantly disrupted the blood chemistry of rats who ate them. According to
an article in New Scientist: With each of the three strains of maize, researchers say they
found unusual concentrations of hormones and other compounds in the blood and
urine of the tested rats, suggesting each strain impaired kidney and liver function. By the end of
the trials, the female rats that were fed MON 863 had elevated blood-sugar
levels and raised concentrations of fatty substances called triglycerides. Both
are potential precursors of diabetes. What is being shown is clearly not proof
of toxicity, but signs of toxicity, and who's to say there are no chronic
effects? The researchers are
suggesting that if the GM corn has the same affect in humans that it does in
rats, we're unknowingly taxing our kidneys and livers, and probably raising the
risk of damaging those organs.
Jacob's House Comment,
On this website in the prophecy, "God Warns the Insolent",
dated 12/20/07, God spoke to Jacob about what would happen to the foolish and
ignorant men who tried to destroy the fabric of beautification that He created
here long ago.God said that many men
today were trying to become like gods themselves.They were trying to change His DNA and they would ultimately bring a
great plague upon themselves for their evil works and deeds.They would also bring judgment upon them
coming from God in the near future.
Excerpt from "God Warns the Insolent" on this website:
Some foolish and ignorant
men today are now teaming up with other scientific and blind men.They are trying to destroy the fabric of
beautification that I carefully created here long ago.They are trying to become like gods
themselves at this important late date and transition end time.They are in the process of rearing their ugly
heads before Me.They are trying to
manipulate My life giving DNA and impose their ideas and plans upon everything
that I now manage, propagate, control, and own here.
However, these men do not
realize that I, the Lord God, can bring a great plague of judgment fire into
their bones, and upon their dwelling places.At any time I can consume the foundations of their houses, going back
many generational years.These foolish,
ignorant, and hypocritical men do not realize that for their efforts to come
against Me, I, the Lord God, can sentence them to a hundred million years
across My great divide.I can make their
ungrateful hearts to go through midnight terrors, and their minds to become like
molded butter in My hands.I can also
sentence them to become like the beasts of the fields they now want to look
like and emulate.I, the Lord God, can
make them to wish they were never born.I can also consume away their bodies and minds with My fire, which will
send them to early, unmarked graves.
January 26, 2010
80 homes evacuated in San Antonio as hill crumbles. SAN ANTONIO - Construction crews moved
dirt to shore up a group of houses precariously perched on a crumbling hill in San Antonio on Monday as engineers tried to determine
why the land below was shifting, causing dozens of homes to evacuate. Gaping
crevices, some 15 feet deep, cut across several yards as dirt cascaded into a
towering stone retaining wall that nearly split in half. Fences crumpled like
accordions as crews packed dirt under one home and around its exterior after
part of its foundation was exposed.
Winter storm in Midwest brings fierce winds. BISMARCK, N.D. - A winter
storm that moved across several Midwestern states
Monday brought fierce winds and light snow that was easily blown around,
leaving travelers stranded and closing some schools and businesses. Heavy
snowfall was not expected, but strong winds were blowing around what was
falling, or had already fallen in the last several days, in the Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota, creating whiteout conditions in some places. Ice
buildup on power lines also was a problem in some areas.
U.S. teen pregnancy rate up after 10-year decline. WASHINGTON
(Reuters) - The U.S. teen pregnancy rate rose in 2006 for the first time in
more than a decade, reversing a long slide, a U.S.
think tank reported on Tuesday. The overall teen pregnancy rate was up 3
percent in 2006, with a 4 percent rise in the rate of births and a 1 percent
rise in the rate of abortions, according to the report by the Guttmacher Institute. The United
States has higher rates of teen pregnancy,
birth and abortion than in other Western industrialized countries. There were
71 pregnancies per 1,000 U.S.
girls aged 15-19. In 2006, 7 percent of all teenage girls got pregnant,
according to the report.
UK economy moves out of recession. The UK economy finally returned to
growth in the fourth quarter of last year, after the deepest recession since
records began more than half a century ago, but at far weaker rate than
and prosperity in this world comes from God's almighty grace, mercy, and
abiding love.Therefore, if the leaders and
rulers in these nations today continue to refuse God's principles,
Commandments, and laws for this world, they will continue to suffer with grievous
diseases, poor thinking, and other difficult problems for their
It is time
these leaders got on their hands and knees and ask God to forgive them for
their evil works and their sins.It is
time they asked God, through His Son, Jesus, to take away the curse that now is
overrunning their nations and cities today.For without God's approval, this curse cannot be changed or
altered.Instead, it will continue to
overrun their nations until their cities are made into desolate dunghills and
wilderness heaps.This curse will also
overrun their children and their families until they are totally destitute and
destroyed.For this curse from God cannot
be changed while these leaders are on the foolish, ignorant, deceptive, and
self-centered paths they are now on.
Between Animals, Zookeepers. The finding suggests cross-species
infections may be common in zoos world-wide. A common parasite associated with
diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome appears to be spreading among animals,
and from animals to zookeepers, at several zoos worldwide, according to a new
study. The resulting infection, called Blastocystis, has been
identified in humans, non-human primates, elephants, giraffes, quokkas (a small, Australian mammal),
southern hairy nosed wombats and western grey kangaroos at zoos in Australia,
Netherlands and Spain,
and scientists believe the bug is prevalent "in most zoos." While
this parasitic illness is not usually serious, its presence at so many
zoological parks, and among so many different species, demonstrates the need
for zoos to closely monitor the health of their staff and animal charges.
January 28, 2010
The smallest survivors of Haiti's
catastrophic earthquake are growing into one of the biggest problems in its
aftermath. Many of the countless thousands of children scattered among
Port-au-Prince's makeshift camps of homeless have nobody to care for them, aid
workers say, leaving them without protection against disease, child predators
and other risks. She said U.N. experts estimate there may be 1 million
youngsters who lost at least one parent in the Jan. 12 quake or are separated
from their families. Some young Haitians are even being released from hospitals
with no one to care for them, there just aren't enough beds for them.
Economic downturn pummels college endowments. US college endownments suffered the worst losses since the Great Depression in the past fiscal year, dropping nearly one-fifth in value.
Jacob's House Comment,
God is the provider of all wealth, economic prosperity, and happiness. What these colleges do not understand is because they have taken God's laws and rules for this world out of their books they are suffering with the curse today. They will still continue to suffer with God's curse in the next few seasons of time until they are made desolate dunghills and heaps. God will continue to punish them and the nations that promote these worldly schools until they are dissolved, dismantled, and destroyed.
January 29, 2010
Heavy snow and ice bury southern Plains, cut power.OKLAHOMA CITY
- A storm that toppled power lines, closed major highways and buried parts of
the southern Plains in heavy ice and snow began moving into the South on
Friday, leaving tens of thousands of people in the dark, possibly for several
more days. Winter storm warnings were in effect
from New Mexico
to North Carolina,
and Arkansas. Heavy
ice brought down electrical lines and trees limbs, leaving nearly 142,000 homes
and businesses in Oklahoma
without power. The snow, sleet and freezing rain
were expected to crawl east through Friday. Up to a foot of snow was expected
in Arkansas near the Missouri
state line, northern Tennessee
near the Kentucky and Virginia
borders and western North Carolina.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -
Bandits in Haiti are preying on vulnerable earthquake survivors, even raping
women, in makeshift camps which were set up in the capital of Port-au-Prince
after the disaster. "With the blackout that's befallen the
Haitian capital, bandits are taking advantage to harass and rape women and
young girls under the tents," Haiti's
national police chief Mario Andresol said yesterday. "We have more than
7,000 detainees in the streets who escaped from the National Penitentiary the
evening of the earthquake. It took us five years to apprehend them. Today they
are running wild."
Bin Laden Blames U.S. for Global Warming in New Tape.
The Al Qaeda leader blamed the United States
and other industrialized nations for climate change and said the only way to
prevent disaster was to break the American economy, calling on the world to
goods and stop using the dollar. "The effects of global warming have
touched every continent. Drought and deserts are spreading, while from the
other floods and hurricanes unseen before the previous decades have now become
frequent," bin Laden said in the audiotape, aired on the Arab TV network
Al-Jazeera. The terror leader noted Washington's
rejection of the Kyoto Protocol aimed at reducing greenhouse gases and painted
the United States
as in the thrall of major corporations that he said "are the true criminals
against the global climate" and are to blame for the global economic
crisis, driving "tens of millions into poverty and unemployment."
(Newser) - The severe winter weather affecting the United
States is just another symptom of climate
change and global warming, says a new report. The National Wildlife Federation
study surmises that the unusual volume of precipitation this year is the result
of more atmospheric moisture because the Great Lakes are "less likely to freeze over." Thus, "surface water evaporation is recharging
Haiti Quake Creates Generation of Amputees. Many lose limbs
because doctors can't treat injuries fast enough.
'Princess and Frog'
pendants recalled for cadmium. Federal consumer safety regulators on
Friday announced the recall of "The Princess and The Frog" pendants
because of high levels of the toxic metal cadmium,
an unprecedented action that reflects concerns of an emerging threat in
children's products. The recall affects two products, about 55,000 items in total,
sold exclusively at Walmart stores for $5 each.
The action was taken voluntarily by Rhode Island-based jewelry company FAF
Inc., which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which
disclosed the recall, had been testing for cadmium in children's metal jewelry
for several weeks in response to an Associated Press investigation that
reported high levels of the known carcinogen in the Disney movie-themed
pendants and other children's metal jewelry imported from China.
HUA HIN, Thailand - A dozen Asian nations and Russia vowed Friday
to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, crack down on poaching that has
devastated the big cats and prohibit the building of roads
and bridges that could harm their habitats. Tiger numbers in recent
decades have plummeted because of human encroachment - with the loss of more
than nine-tenths of their habitat, and poaching to supply a vibrant trade in
tiger parts. From an estimated 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century,
the number of tigers today is less than 3,500.
Rain and Mudslides at
Machu Picchu in nation of Peru, Strand
Tourists. Deadly landslides in Peru
have claimed several lives and devastated the homes of thousands. More
than 2,500 people are stranded in and around Machu Picchu.While some tourists have been airlifted out, evacuation efforts are still
Floods prompt Bolivia emergency. Bolivian President Evo
Morales has declared a state of emergency in areas of the country, as heavy
rains and floods affect some 24,000 families. The worst-hit areas are La
Paz, Santa Cruz,
Cochabamba, Chuquisaca and Beni.
The flooding is expected to get worse as more rain is forecast. Rivers have
broken their banks and overflowed. There have been mudslides and flooding being
blamed on the El Nino weather phenomenon which results in severe weather
conditions across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Rain regularly increases
in Bolivia in
January and February. However, officials are saying that climate change is also
January 31, 2010
Watchdog: Bailouts created more risk in U. S. system.WASHINGTON
- The government's response to the financial meltdown has made it more likely
the United States
will face a deeper crisis in the future, an independent watchdog at the Treasury Department warned. The problems that led to
the last crisis have not yet been addressed, and in some cases have grown
worse, says Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the trouble asset
relief program, or TARP. Even if TARP saved our financial system from driving
off a cliff back in 2008, absent meaningful reform, we are still driving on the
same winding mountain road, but this time in a faster car. Barofsky also said
his office is investigating 77 cases of possible criminal and civil fraud,
including crimes of tax evasion, insider trading; mortgage lending and payment
collection, false statements and public corruption.
Snow Storm Causes Damage Across South
U. S.RICHMOND, Va. - A winter storm that crossed in a
nearly straight line dumping snow, sleet and ice this week from northern Texas
was heading off the Atlantic coast early Sunday. More than 5 inches of
dry, fluffy snow was reported in Washington D. C. The storm left a wake of
damage beginning in northern Texas
and Oklahoma, where snow and ice
shut down interstates and snapped power lines to thousands of customers. It
left roads icy and snow-packed roads across the South, and thousands were
without power as ice accumulated. Police said they had to clear hundreds of
5.2 Earthquake Jolts Southwest China, Toppling Homes.BEIJING -
A moderate earthquake jolted southwestern China
on Sunday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, officials said. More than
200 houses were damaged or destroyed. The quake struck in Sichuan
province and registered a magnitude of 5.2, the U.S.
The Sichuan provincial
seismological bureau said all of the casualties occurred in the town of Moxi,
near the epicenter, with a population of about 30,000 people.
DAVOS, Switzerland - The state of the
world's economy, and keeping it on a course of recovery, is the focus of the
last day of the World Economic Forum. The five-day
conference, which draws to a close Sunday, has seen much spirited debate on
whether more regulation is needed for the financial industry, boosting sagging
global employment and finding ways to ensure the nascent recovery is kept on
course through 2010.
February 2, 2010
White House expects the deficit to approach
a record $1.6 trillion this year as the U. S. government continues to dig out from recession. U.
S. Deficit to Hit All-Time High. Obama
pitches $3.8T budget, pushing a spending plan that includes jobs programs but
will lift soaring deficit into the future.
New 'No Child Left Behind' formula
part of administration rewrite for U. S. schools. The Obama administration is
developing a new formula to hold schools accountable for student performance in
an effort to rewrite the eight-year-old No Child Left Behind law, an Education
Department official said.Under the law,
schools are rated on how many of their students pass state reading and math
tests. Target pass rates rise each year toward a standard of universal
proficiency by 2014 for all groups - a goal experts have long called utopian.
the Giant Squids.Hundreds of the
creatures show up in California waters, causing a big
spike in fishing trips. An article from the AP explains that the squids weigh up to 60 pounds each, but most
tip the scales somewhere between 20 and 40 pounds. And, yes, they squirt ink
when irritated. As of today, around 400 of the giant squids have been nabbed by
anglers. That number is likely to rise.
Obama budget: Record spending, record deficit (AP) Spelling out painful priorities. President Barack Obama urged Congress on Monday to quickly approve a huge new shot of spending for recession relief and job creation, part of a record $3.8 trillion budget that would boost the deficit beyond any in the nation's history while only slowly beginning to put Americans back to work. Obama will
announce details today of a $30 billion plan to spur lending by community banks
to small businesses using money from the financial bailout fund, administration
UN warns of Haiti volatility after convoy attacked.PORT-AU-PRINCE,
Haiti - Haiti's
security situation is potentially volatile, the United Nations warned Tuesday,
after an armed group of 20 men attacked a food convoy. Haitian police have
increased their own patrols and are accompanying UN police as frustration grows
at the slow pace of aid since the Jan. 12 earthquake that killed at least
150,000 people. Most of the quake victims are still living outside in squalid
tents of sheets and sticks, many forced to scramble for food and water. Mobs
have stolen food and looted goods from their neighbors in the camps, prompting
may to band together or stay awake at night to prevent raids.
February 5, 2010
January unemployment rate drops to
9.7 percent.WASHINGTON - The
outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January's unexpected decline in
the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent
from 10 percent as more people said they had jobs.Still, Friday's unemployment report showed
just how deep the job crisis remains. The government now estimates 8.4 million
jobs vanished in the Great Recession, and economists think the nation would be
lucky to get back 1.5 million of them this year. And they say it will take at
least three to four years for the job market to return to anything like normal.
Snow storm has Mid-Atlantic
scrambling for staples.WASHINGTON
- Stores ran low on milk, bread and snow shovels
and federal workers were sent home early Friday as the second major snow storm
in less than two months bore down on a winter-weary Mid-Atlantic. Up to 28
inches of heavy, wet snow accompanied by powerful winds were forecast in
Washington, Baltimore and
surroundings. That could be a historic snowfall for the nation's capital, where
the record stands at 28 inches in January, 1922. Airlines canceled flights
across the region and school districts closed for the day ahead of the winter storm forecast from Virginia and West Virginia across Maryland into southern New
Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Is Offshore California.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake
struck offshore northern California, the U.S. Geological Survey said on
its Web site. The earthquake took place 47 miles (76 kilometers) from Eureka
and 225 miles from Sacramento, and
occurred at a depth of 7 miles. No immediate reports of any casualties or
injuries, from the quake which was the second to hit the Northern Californian
shores in the same month.
U. S.Tea Party Convention Plans
National Organizing Strategy for Elections. Volunteers at the Tea Party
Convention intend to propose a series of broad "First Principles"
which have already been generally embraced by most Tea Party chapters around
the country. They include: fiscal responsibility, upholding the constitution,
and national security. If a particular candidate meets the proposed Tea Party
criteria he or she would be eligible for fundraising and grassroots Tea Party
support. Once elected to office, members would be required to join a
Congressional Tea Party Caucus, attend regular meetings and be held accountable
for the votes they cast. Those who stray from the Tea Party path would risk
losing it's support and a likely re-election challenge.
Jacob's House Comment,
The Tea Party grass roots movement today against the powers and rulers that be, is part of the polarization we at Jacob's House have talked about many times on this website. This polarization between the have's and have nots, the old and the young, and the rich and the poor, will continue to become more powerful and deadly before the second coming of God's Son, Jesus, to this earth. (see the prophecy "God Talks About Polarization" on this website)
Blame El Nino
for Recent Storms.Newser) - The strongest El Nino in more than a decade is
the culprit behind the wretched weather bombarding much of the country this
winter, from the snowstorms that buried the mid-Atlantic states in December to
the rains that drenched California last month. "Ocean temperatures are
somewhere upwards of two degrees above average," a meteorologist tells NPR. "So we have had what we would characterize as a strong El Nino." It's the
strongest, in fact, since the winter of 1997-98. El Nino years occur when the
warmer surface waters of the Pacific move east, altering the flow of two major
jet streams. That tends to pull more storms toward California
and the Gulf area, while drying out Indonesia,
and parts of Indonesia
have been plagued with fires recently. Scientists expect this season's El Nino
to stick around for another month or two.
Jacob's House Comment,
Fools abound today all over this world. They refuse to see that a living God is controlling the weather patterns in many parts of this world today. They also refuse to see that God is in the early stages of closing this earth age down, so that a new glorious and revived earth age without defilement can begin. However, these fools will soon discover that they cannot handle all of the economic problems, distress, and irratic weather that God will soon be bringing to this world at an accelerated pace. They will not be able to fathom how God will be allowing evil to go door to door and house to house to destroy anyone who worships idols and refuses to repent of their wickedness and sins.
Spate of Sinkholes Open Up in Florida.Freezing weather has led to a series of new sinkholes swallowing up
strawberry fields and threatening highways and homes in Florida.
he unusually persistent cold weather that's been so damaging to Florida's
citrus crops this winter has also led, strangely enough, to the sudden opening
of at least 22 new sinkholes, including one under an interstate highway.
Historically, sinkholes have not been a big problem in agricultural areas. But
now there are more homes built in these areas, and that means more chances that
a sinkhole will undermine a foundation and render a million-dollar house
World financial leaders focusing on budget crises. IQALUIT,
Nunavut - A crisis in Europe over budget belt-tightening has upended
global markets and seized the attention of financial leaders meeting in the
Canadian Arctic. Finance ministers and central
bankers from the Group of Seven major industrial
countries also planned to try on Saturday to settle differences on
banking industry changes. There are fears that go-it-alone moves such as President Barack Obama's plan to break up big banks
will further hamper the fledging economic recovery. Developments in Europeare a sobering reminder that G-7 policymakers still face major hurdles in
repairing a broken global economy. The Portuguese parliament's defeat of a
government austerity plan triggered renewed concerns that it and other
countries such as Greece,
were having trouble tightening budget controls to manage their budget deficits. That could threaten the economic
recovery in Europe.
WASHINGTON- A record
breaking blizzard battered the Mid-Atlantic region Saturday, with emergency
crews struggling to keep pace with the heavy, wet snow that has piled up on
roadways, toppled trees and left thousands without electricity. Officialsurged people to huddle at home and out of the way of
emergency crews. Forecasters said the storm could be the biggest for the
nation's capital in modern history. A record 2 1/2 feet or more was predicted
for Washington. As of early Saturday, 10 inches of snow was reported
at the White House, while parts of Maryland and West Virginia were buried under more than 20 inches. Forecasters
expected snowfall rates to increase, up to 2 inches per hour through Saturday morning.
U. S. Mudslides sweep away cars,
assault homes near LA.LOS ANGELES -
Thunderous mudslides swept away cars and pushed furniture out of homes and into
the streets in the foothills north of Los Angeles Saturday as an intense winter
storm brought down hillsides in wildfire burn areas. At least 41 homes
were seriously damaged and 500 more were ordered evacuated after heavy rains overflowed debris basins, carried away
cement barricades and swept cars into storm drains.
24 inches of snow easily one of the worst snowstorms for D.C. in modern
Haitian women become crime targets
Haiti - Bernice Chamblain
keeps a machete under her frayed mattress to ward off sexual predators and one
leg wrapped around a bag of rice to stop nighttime thieves from stealing her
daughters' food. She's barely slept since Haiti's catastrophic
earthquake Jan. 12 forced her and other homeless women and children into tent
camps, where they are easy targets for gangs of men. Women have always had it
bad in Haiti.
Now things are worse. "I try not to sleep," says Chamblain, 22, who
lost her father and now lives in a squalid camp with her mother and aunts near
the Port-au-Prince airport. "Some of the men who escaped from prison
are coming around to the camps and causing problems for the women. We're all
scared but what can we do? Many of our husbands, boyfriends and fathers are
dead." Reports of attacks are increasing: Women are robbed of coupons
needed to obtain food at distribution points. Others relay rumors of rape and
sexual intimidation at the outdoor camps, now home to more than half a million
February 8, 2010
Conservationists are saying there are
less than 50 tigers remaining in China.
A moderate 5.4 earthquake rattled
southern Mexico.It was felt 200 miles away in Mexico City.
11 soldiers dead, 50 trapped in Kashmir avalanche. The avalanche hit a
training center at the army's HighAltitudeWarfareSchool
at about and swept away soldiers
during a training session. It was the worst avalanche in the area in many
years. About 400 people, including 30 civilian workers, were at the training
center, but the avalanche hit only one portion of the facility.
One third or 18 US states are under winter storm warnings or watches in the
next few days.Seven states are under
blizzard warnings with white out conditions.
A 4.3 earthquake shook northern Illinois USA.
It is now being reported that 230,000 people have died in the Haiti
earthquake of one month ago.
'Historic' U, S. snowstorm strands countless
in Mid-Atlantic. WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of workers in the snowy
Mid-Atlantic region were given Monday off to shovel out from a blizzard that
buried some areas in nearly 3 feet of snow as another storm loomed. The
National Weather Service called the storm "historic" and reported a
foot of snow in parts of Ohio and 2 feet or more in Washington, Delaware, New Jersey
and Pennsylvania. Parts of Virginia, Maryland
and West Virginia got closer to 3 feet.
2 Street Preachers Shot to Death in Florida. BOYNTON
BEACH, Fla. -
Two men ministering on the streets of Boynton
Beach were allegedly gunned down by
an 18-year-old man. Police say 24-year-old Tite Sufra and 23-year-old StephenOcean were preaching to Jeriah
Woody for about 15 minutes, until he got a phone call. Woody left, but then
allegedly started walking toward the two. When Sufra approached, Woody
allegedly shot him in the head. Ocean ran, and police say Woody shot him in the
back, then walked up and shot him again - this time in the head at point-blank
Strong Quake Hits Off Southern Japan Coast. TOKYO -
A strong earthquake shook several small islands off Japan's
southern coast on Sunday, rattling buildings over 100 miles away in Taiwan
and causing officials to temporarily issue a tsunami warning. There
were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Japan's
Meteorological Agency said the earthquake hit at and registered magnitude 6.6. It was felt in Taiwan,
about 155 miles to the east, where residents in Taipei measured it at 6.4.
Japanese officials immediately issued a warning for a tsunami about 1.6 feet
high, but removed the warning about an hour later. The quake made many buildings shake in the area.
Fury erupts as giant dam approved in heart
of Amazon. Brazil has given the go-ahead for the controversial construction of a giant
hydroelectric dam in the heart of the rainforest. Brazil
has approved the controversial construction of a giant hydroelectric dam in the
heart of the Amazon, defying a 20-year protest by indigenous and environmental
campaigners who say that the project will devastate the surrounding rainforest
and threaten the survival of local tribes. The Belo Monte project on the Xingu
river, an Amazon tributary, was started in the 1990s but abandoned amid
widespread protests at home and abroad.
New methods aim to keep E. coli in beef lower all year. Industry
and researchers are turning their sights to new technologies being deployed on
the farm, the feedlot and at the slaughterhouse to knock E. coli O157:H7 down
to winter levels all year round. There's an unconventional mix at the forefront
of this fight: bacteria-eating viruses, a paper-bleaching chemical, vaccines
and a kind of yogurt for cattle. The efforts come at a critical time. E. coli
continues to make headlines, so far this year the US Department of Agriculture has overseen the recall of 40,000 pounds of beef potentially
contaminated with O157:H7. The total for last year was about 2.1 million
pounds. In the spring, Congress takes up a new bill targeting food safety.
There's clearly a push from the USDA to move the front lines against E. coli
and other pathogens to the feedlot and farm.
U.S. Watchdog: Bailout Funds Must Be Used to
Help Commercial Real Estate. A government watchdog panel called on the
Treasury Department and bank regulators to tackle continuing problems in
commercial real estate more aggressively or risk jeopardizing recovery in the
economic and financial systems. The Congressional Oversight Panel for the $700
billion TARP bailout program said that it fears a "second wave" of problems for
firms that can have an outsize effect on a banking sector weakened by both the
current crisis and by the economy remaining in a severe recession. The risks on
the horizon could open a way to undoing what the TARP has accomplished. Over
the next five years, about $1.4 trillion of commercial real estate loans are
scheduled to mature, more than $300 billion a year. The industry, lenders and
investors are struggling to refinance loans amid tight credit conditions,
falling property values, falling rents and rising vacancies.
Crippled East Coast Digs Out After Record
Snow. Federal offices, city agencies and schools remain closed to deal with the
second of back-to-back blizzards that smothered the East Coast and easily
eclipsed record seasonal snow totals.
Ohio - About 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex
trade in Ohio every year and about 800 immigrants are sexually exploited and
pushed into sweatshop-type jobs, a new report on human trafficking in the state
said Wednesday.Nationwide, between 45,000 and 50,000 people are
trafficked into the United
States, according to a 2001 report by
the U.S. State Department. But Williamson noted that the problem is hard to
quantify because of the underground nature of human trafficking, and studies
often rely on estimates. Even the Ohio study,
which analyzed law enforcement and government databases, is limited.
Brazilian Heat Wave Kills 32 Elderly People. SAO
PAULO, Brazil -
A health official in the Brazilian city of Santos
says 32 elderly people have died during a heat wave this week. The
city's health ministry says the fatalities were
all people between 60 and 90 years old with pre-existing conditions such as
diabetes or hypertension. The first deaths were registered Monday, when the
temperature in Santos reached 102
degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures have stayed well above 86 degrees Fahrenheit
in the following days.
U. S. foreclosures down in January, but surge
might be on the way. The number of U.S.
households facing foreclosure in January increased 15 percent from the same
month last year, and a surge in cash-strapped homeowners who've fallen behind
on mortgages could be on the way. More than 315,000 households received a
foreclosure-related notice in January. That number is down nearly 10 percent
from 349,000 in December, which saw the third highest total since the company
began tracking foreclosure data in 2005. In January, one in 409 homes were sent
a filing, which includes default notices, scheduled foreclosure
auctions and bank repossessions. Banks repossessed more than 87,000
homes last month, down 5 percent from December but still up 31 percent from
January 2009. January marked the 11th straight month with more than 300,000
properties receiving a foreclosure filing. The numbers could stay above that
level as unemployed homeowners finally
start missing monthly payments.
U.S. Government Shuts a Fourth Day as Blizzard
Passes. The U.S. government will close for a fourth day while a blizzard
moves out over the Atlantic Ocean after setting
snowfall records from Washington to Philadelphia
and triggering power outages and havoc for
commuters.Schools along much of the Washington
to Boston corridor as well as
federal agencies in the nation's capital will remain shut for another "snow day" after the second of two back-to- back storms
crippled air, rail and road traffic.
BRUSSELS - EU President Herman Van Rompuy says European leaders
have reached a deal on helping Greece with a debt
crisis that threatens to spread to other eurozone nations. Nervous markets
worldwide are watching for concrete assurance that the 27-nation European Union can help Greece
stave off a default - and keep the crisis from spreading to other vulnerable
countries, threatening Europe's
hesitant economic recovery.
February 13, 2010
Snow in all 50 states? New storm
could make that true.This has been one of the most bizarre winters of the
new century, with storm after storm slamming the East Coast in particular. And
now, a storm that dropped a foot of snow Thursday on Dallas - Dallas! - could help bring about
the presence of snow in all 50 states. That's if the storm delivers a few inches,
as expected, in parts of north Florida.
If that indeed happens, meteorologists at AccuWeather
and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) say they expect some coverage in all 50
states. Some of the tallest peaks in Hawaii already have snow
sprinkled on them. By the time the storm ends, we may be looking at a truly
historic snow cover map to open up the weekend.
AN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A volcano on Montserrat shot ash some nine miles into the sky
Thursday, one of its most dramatic events since a devastating 1997 eruption
that drove away half the Caribbean island's population. The partial
collapse of the dome in the volcano's crater also unleashed flows of hot gas
and rocks, triggering sirens for the evacuation of about 20 people from a nearby
(Newser) - The H1N1 pandemic has been
less deadly than a normal flu season, but the infection has claimed the lives
of far younger victims, the CDC announced today. The outbreak killed 17,000
Americans, far less than the 36,000 who die during an average flu season. But
in a normal flu season, 90% of victims are elderly. This time, the reverse was
true; Between 880 and 1,800 of those killed in the outbreak were children, and
up to 13,000 more were adults under the age of 655.
Strong 6.3 Quake Hits Near Tonga.WELLINGTON,
New Zealand -
A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit near the South Pacific kingdom
on Saturday, the U.S.
Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami alert was issued and there were no
immediate reports of injury or damage. The quake, centered 60 miles
southwest of the capital, Nuku'alofa, was a shallow 6 miles below the ocean's
surface, the agency said. It hit as Tonga
- a 170-island archipelago about halfway between Australia
and Tahiti , already braced for tropical cyclone Rene, currently a Category
3 cyclone packing winds up to up to 93 miles an hour. On its present track, the
storm is gathering strength and could pass close to the islands that are home
to more than 100,000 people.
Woman in Serious Condition After
Shark Attack in Australia.BRISBANE,
A 60-year-old woman is in serious condition after being bitten by a shark off
and losing several pints of blood. A spokeswoman for the Department of
Community Services says the woman has severe lacerations to her buttocks from
the Saturday afternoon attack. It is the second shark attack in Australia
this week. On Thursday, a man was bitten in the leg at a Sydney
beach and was treated for minor injuries.
The FBI Knows Where You Are, Thanks
to Your Cell Phone. A federal appeals court Friday debated a privacy issue
you probably hadn't considered: the government's ability to track your location
at any time, if you carry a cell phone. As cell phones have morphed from
cordless communication devices into pocket-sized PCs, cellular providers have
developed and honed the ability to pinpoint your location fairly accurately -
potentially to within 150 feet. That feature could be a lifesaver if your car
runs off a rural road on a dark night. However, it also enables the authorities
to track you and know your location at all times when you're carrying your
Jacob's House Comment,
God's words in His Bible are infallible and truthful
beyond measure today.We are already
seeing around this world the mark of the beast being revealed through computers
and handheld devices.It is now coming
to a point where no one is able to buy or sell anything without devious and
deceptive people knowing what you are doing.Computers and handheld devices are making God's words in the Bible a
reality for all to see.Now we will see
how many people will desire to receive this mark in their hands or in their
foreheads.We will also see how many of
them will refuse this evil mark so they can become saints and priests in the
future with they are living with the Lord God and His Son, Jesus.(See Revelation 13:15-17 in the Lord God's
Bible for what is already happening today.)
February 15, 2010
More Homeless Americans Living in Cars and
Campers. For people who cannot afford rent, a car is the last rung of dignity
and sanity above the despair of the streets. A home on wheels is a classic
American affair, from the wagon train to the RV. Now, for some formerly
upwardly mobile Americans, the economic storm has turned the backseat or the
rear of the van into the bedroom. Officers found six people sleeping in their
cars on an overnight police ride-along in December. Cars are the new homeless shelters and nearly 50,000 U. S. people are homeless in 2009. Of these, experts
estimate that up to 10% live in vehicles - even though doing so is illegal in
most of the county. A similar situation is true for many other regions across
the nation, especially in the Sun Belt.
Deep South U.S. braces for another round of snow.ATLANTA
- Several areas across the Deep South
might soon be glazed with another coating of snow. The
National Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches could fall late Sunday and
early Monday across southern Tennessee
and northeastern Alabama, while 1
inch to 2 inches could fall in parts of northern and central
Mountainous portions of Georgia
and the Carolinas could get up to 3 inches. Several
cities that are ill-equipped to deal with icy roads and piled snow, including Atlanta, were paralyzed by a
snowstorm that dropped several inches of snow on the region Friday and
February 16, 2010
200,000 Bangladesh cyclone victims still homeless.DHAKA
(AFP) - Nine months after losing their homes to a powerful cyclone, 200,000
Bangladeshis are living in "inhuman" conditions on river embankments
with no resolution in sight, aid groups said Tuesday. Cyclone Aila, which tore
through southern Bangladesh
in May last year, killed 300 people and destroyed 4,000 kilometres (2,500
miles) of roads and embankments, none of which have been rebuilt, the groups
said in a statement. More than 100,000 people from Khulna and Satkhira districts
are still living in inhuman conditions... and an
additional 100,000 people have been displaced.
Haiti president: 3 years needed to move rubble. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - It will take three long years to clear the rubble
left by Haiti's devastating earthquake, said President Rene Preval who admitted even he's still
afraid to sleep under concrete in case another quake strikes. "It will
take 1,000 trucks moving rubble for 1,000 days, so that's three years. And
until we move out rubble, we cannot really build," Preval said.
Obama to Create Deficit Panel as U.S. Debt Soars. The federal deficit spiked to an
extraordinary $1.4 trillion last year and could top that figure this year as
the struggling economy puts a big dent in tax revenues. WASHINGTON - Determined
to have a deficit commission with or without Congress' backing, President Obama
plans to announce on Thursday that he is establishing a panel similar to -
although weaker than- the one lawmakers rejected.
Just weeks before elections, specter
of sectarian violence resurfaces in Iraq.BAGHDAD
- It was only one killing, but it unleashed the demons of a bitter and perhaps
unfinished past. The victim was a Sunni man in the mostly Shiite neighborhood
of Hurriyah, in northwest Baghdad.
The death and the aftermath were reminiscent of the prelude to the sectarian
war, which began in late 2005 with a smattering of killings and threats and
culminated with 100 bodies a day being dumped in the streets of the capital.
With the imminent departure of American forces and fierce competition for power
ahead of general elections on March 7, many here say sectarian strife is
reigniting. But this time, there will be no outsider acting as a buffer between
the warring sects.
Foreign demand falls for Treasuries. Foreign demand for US Treasury
securitiesfell by a record amount in December as China purged some of its holdings of government debt, the US treasury department said on Tuesday.
China sold $34.2bn in US Treasury securities
during the month, the US Treasury said on Tuesday, leaving Japan as the biggest holder of US government debt with $768.8bn.China
as the largest holder in September 2008. The shift in demand comes as countries
retreat from the "flight to safety" strategy they embarked on upon during the
worst of theglobal economic crisis, and could mean the US
will have to pay more to service its debt interest.
February 18, 2010
A 6.2 Earthquake strikes the borders of Russia and China. There are no reports of damage.
February 21, 2010
Report: Fewer people falling behind
on home loans. WASHINGTON (AP) - The end of the foreclosure crisis is
finally in sight. For the first time in almost three years, the number of
homeowners falling behind on their loans is declining. The drop means the
number of people losing their homes will start to fall. But some pain from the
crisis is sure to persist. Because millions of people are already in
foreclosure, deeply discounted houses will put pressure on home prices for
Getting Back Lost U. S. Jobs Could Take 5-Plus Years. WASHINGTON
- Job creation is stuck on an uphill treadmill. So many jobs have been lost
that the U.S.
must run hard just to keep from losing more ground. Despite the election-year
emphasis on job creation by both parties, the short-term outlook is bleak.
While many economists believe the recession is technically over, nearly 15
million Americans remain unemployed. Six million of them have been out of work
for more than half a year. President Barack Obama is asking for almost $300
billion more for recession relief and job formation.
U. S. Governors Fear More Economic Turmoil Ahead.WASHINGTON - On the recession's front lines,
governors are struggling to chart the road ahead for states staggered by
unrelenting joblessness and cut-to-the-bone budgets even as Washington
reports signs of economic growth. 38 states are not bringing in enough revenue
that they estimated would come in at the start of this year. States face budget
holes will total $134 billion over the next three years, according to the
governors, explaining that tax collections keep declining as Medicaid costs
soar. High unemployment persists. States cut 18,000 jobs in January alone and
more job losses are anticipated. Because states are required to balance their
budgets, shortfalls will be made up by raising taxes and fees, or cutting
services. Neither is easy in an election year where 37 states are poised to
vote for new chief executives.
Landslides Claim 40 in Portugal Resort. Madeira awash in mud after heaviest rains
since '93 AP) – The death toll from mudslides and flash flooding on the
Portuguese island of Madeira rose to 38 people today as the government rushed
emergency aid to the resort haven. More than 100 others were injured and an
unknown number were missing. Heavy rain lashed the island yesterday, turning
some streets in capital of Funchal into raging torrents of mud, water and
Fog decline threatens US
redwoods. Scientists in California
say a drop in coastal fog could threaten the state's famed giant redwood trees.
Their study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences, says such fog has decreased markedly over the past 100 years.
"Fog prevents water loss from redwoods in summer and is really important
for the tree and the forest," said research co-author Professor Todd
February 23, 2010
New Full-Body Scanners Coming to Two
Airports. WASHINGTON -
The first of 150 full-body scanners planned for U.S.
airports will be installed in Boston
next week, officials said Tuesday. The plan is to install three
machines at airports, according to a homeland security official who spoke on
condition of anonymity because the announcement has not yet been made. In the
next two weeks, officials plan to install another machine at Chicago's
O'Hare International. The rest of the 150 machines that were purchased with $25
million from President Barack Obama 2009 stimulus plan are
expected to be installed in airports by the end of June.
Suggestion to Recite the Pledge of
Allegiance. A candidate for Congress in California's 30th district is
calling on Democratic U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra to "clarify his
reaction" caught on a YouTube video that depicts the lawmaker laughing at
the suggestion that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited prior to a Feb. 20
meeting. David told Fox News he found Becerra's reaction "completely
inappropriate," adding: "I was stunned as an American that one of our
members of Congress would act that way. "Considering these people want
immigration reform, shouldn't they say the national anthem before a public
meeting with their elected official there?"
New home sales in US hit record low. Report underscores formidable challenges facing the industry as
it tries to recover from slump. WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes plunged to a record low in January, underscoring the
formidable challenges facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from
the worst slump in decades. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that new home sales dropped 11.2 percent last month to a
seasonally adjusted annual sales pace of 309,000 units, the lowest level on
records going back nearly a half century. While winter
storms were partly to blame, home sales have fallen for three straight
months despite sweeping government support.
toll nears milestone. The
number of U.S. military fatalities in the Afghan War is nearing 1,000.
U.N. report warns of alarming rise of
'date-rape drugs' worldwide. A new U.N. report on
narcotics use says 'date-rape drugs" are on the rise worldwide. The report
from the International Narcotics Control Board says "the abuse from
prescription drugs is greater in some countries than from heroin, cocaine, and
ecstasy combined." What is alarming is the unscrupulous way in which those
drugs are used upon unwitting victims, the drugs, which are usually disguised
in food or drinks, are introduced in dosages that are significantly higher than
the dosages used for therapeutic purposes, a practice which entails serious
health risks for the victims. Sexual assault crimes are often committed in
public places such as bars, restaurants, nightclubs but also in private
hit businesses, state governments hard in U. S.People may have dug
out their cars from this month's historic East Coast snowstorms, but businesses
and governments will be digging out for a long time from the lost revenue and
extra costs they incurred. Back-to-back snowstorms that pounded the East from Washington
to New York City with up to 4 feet
of snow in five days cost the nation about $15 billion. Hit hardest were hourly
workers such as restaurant servers and factory workers.
Storm dumps 8 inches
of snow on parts of Michigan. A winter storm that dumped 8 inches of snow
on parts of southern lower Michigan has closed dozens of schools, caused
numerous spinouts and.Snowstorms blanket parts of Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. A band of winter storms
that brought more than a foot of snow to southwest Colorado
briefly closed some mountain passes for avalanche. Winter storm hits Kansas; several die on slick roads. A mixture of freezing rain,
sleet and snow caused numerous accidents, several of them fatal, in Kansas.
WHO: Swine flu still hasn't peaked.LONDON
(AP) - The World Health Organization says the swine flu pandemic still has not peaked. The
agency's emergency committee met Tuesday and suggested it was
"premature" to recommend downgrading the global flu outbreak. Swine flu cases have
dropped dramatically in recent weeks in Western countries, but the virus has
only recently hit Africa. The southern hemisphere is
also bracing for another wave of the illness in the next few months.
a Surprise Boon to Gun Owners. States loosen laws as expected gun control
push fails to arrive. Newser - New laws allowing weapons in bars, national
parks and Amtrak trains were probably the last thing gun-rights advocates would
have expected from the Obama administration. But that's exactly what's
happened, as the president stays largely silent on the gun issue while states
bracing for a pro-gun-control agenda from Washington
rush to loosen their gun laws. Virginia
has scrapped a 17-year-old ban on buying more than one handgun a month, and Montana
and Tennessee recently passed
unprecedented laws exempting themselves from federal regulation of firearms
made, sold and used in their states.
PlasticSea' now being found North of the Caribbean. Atlantic plastic patch threatening
food chain. (Newser) - Researchers trying to determine just how much plastic
trash is building up in the world's oceans, have found a large concentration
just north of the Caribbean. The study, based on more
than 22,000 plastic fragments collected over the years-found that a huge area
between 22 and 38 degrees north latitude is accumulating trash delivered by
ocean currents in the same way as the huge plastic patch in the Pacific, the AP reports.A single tow of a net in both
the Atlantic and Pacific gyres collected more than 1,000
pieces of plastic, researchers say. Scientists say the concentration of plastic
is more like a plastic soup than a collection of solid chunks of plastic,
making it impossible to clean up. They warn that plastic is making its way into
the food chain as it degrades into particles, and believe a rethink of
society's use of plastics could be the only solution.
Almost 20% of US
Underemployed. Actual job picture much worse than official statistics indicate.
Newser) - Roughly 30 million Americans, almost 20% of the workforce, are either
unemployed or able to find only part-time work, according to a new poll. The
Gallup survey, which tallied 20,000 respondents and has a 1% margin of error,
paints a far darker picture of the economic landscape than official US
statistics, which peg unemployment at just under 10% and underemployment at
16.5%, Reuters reports. Among those underemployed, 60% said they were not
hopeful that they’d find an adequate job within the next month. The glut of
underemployment could spell trouble for the U.
S. economy; the underemployed spent 36% less
than their employed counterparts in January.
Jacob's House Comment,
The high unemployment the US is facing today is part of God's reprimmand and punishment upon America. It is part of God's current curse and plan to destroy this bloody nation. These things are happening to the US for the fact the leaders here have refused God's commandments, laws, statutes, precepts, and rules for this world. Therefore, we at Jacob's House know the United States is in for many more months of problems, woes, tornadoes, mudslides, flooding, etc., before God decides to close down this present earth age. The US will not get out of its problems unless the leaders and the people in this nation get on their hands and knees and pray to God, through His Son, Jesus, and ask our Creator for His forgiveness.
Java Landslide Buries 60. At least 6 killed
at tea plantation.Newser) - A landslide at a tea plantation in Java has
killed at least 5 people and left 60 others buried, according to police on Indonesia's main
island. Villagers are digging through tons of mud with farm tools and their
bare hands searching for survivors, the AP reports. Days of heavy rain have soaked the area south of Jakarta, leaving
Belief In Climate Change Hinges On
Worldview. When it comes to climate change, some look at the facts presented
and see a coming catastrophe, others see a hoax. This difference in
interpretation, social scientists say, has more to do with each individual's
existing outlook than the facts. Over the past few months, polls show that
fewer Americans say they believe humans are making the planet dangerously
warmer, despite a raft of scientific reports that say otherwise. "However,
ninety-eight percent of the research climatologists in the world say that
global warming is real, that its impacts are going to be catastrophic.
Trainer's Death Sparks Searches for why. The horrifying
accident at Orlando's Sea World, in which a veteran
trainer was killed by a whale, has sparked a tremendous amount of interest on
the Web.The whale's name is Tilikum, and he has a
"violent history." In fact, the whale was "typically kept
isolated from SeaWorld's other killer whales." Additionally, trainers were
not permitted to get in the tank with Tilikum. "In 1991, a trainer at
Sealand slipped into a pool with the 5-ton Orca named Tillikum and two other
whales. She was batted around by the whales until she drowned. "In 1999,
Tilikum, the largest Orca in captivity, was involved in another death.
A 27-year-old man hid in the SeaWorld park, and after it closed, tried to go
swimming with the whales, that cost the man his life.
Dawn Brancheau, the late trainer, was a 40-year-old veteran who had worked at SeaWorld for some
time. The details of the accident are both scant and disturbing. Apparently the
whale grabbed Ms. Brancheau by her ponytail and dragged her into the tank. By
the time help arrived, the trainer had drowned.
Bam! Bam! Bam! 3rd blizzard this
month in U. S. smacks East.HAMPTON, N.H. - A slow-moving winter
stormsmacked the Northeast on Friday, unleashing heavy snow, rain and
hurricane-force winds as it knocked out power to more than a million homes and
businesses, turned highway. Power
failures were so severe and widespread in Maine beachfront streets into
rivers and piled on the misery in places hit by three major blizzards in less
than a month. Every form of travel was miserable if not impossible. More than
1,000 flights were canceled, bus service across northern New Jersey was knocked
out and roads from Ohio to West Virginia to Maine were closed. State troopers used
snowmobiles to reach motorists stranded for hours on an eastern New YorkNew Hampshire - 330,000 of
the state's roughly 800,000 customers. Friday's storm made February the
snowiest month ever for New
Brunswick, N.J.; it has
gotten 37 inches so far. This had already been the snowiest winter for Philadelphia
and Atlantic City, N.J.,
before the latest storm dropped another 4 to 5 inches by midmorning Friday.
SYDNEY - A massive iceberg struck Antarctica, dislodging another giant block of ice from
a glacier, Australian and French scientists said Friday. The two icebergs
are drifting together about 62 to 93 miles (100 to 150 kilometers) off eastern Antarctica
following the collision on Feb. 12 or 13. The dislodging occurred because of
the iceberg's latest location and water that had warmed during Antarctica's
summer, leaving less sea ice. Some experts are concerned about the effect of
the massive displacement of ice on the ice-free water next to the glacier,
which is important for ocean currents.
February 27, 2010
Chile struck by one of strongest earthquakes
- One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded tore apart houses, bridges and
highways in central Chile
on Saturday and sent a tsunami racing halfway around the world. Chileans near
the epicenter were tossed about as if shaken by a giant, and authorities said
nearly 150 people were dead. The magnitude-8.8 quake was felt as far away as Sao Paulo in Brazil,
1,800 miles (2,900 kilometers) to the east. The full extent of damage remained
unclear as scores of aftershocks, one nearly as powerful as Haiti's
devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, shuddered across the disaster-prone Andean
nation. President Michelle Bachelet declared a
"state of catastrophe" in central Chile.
Newly built apartment buildings slumped and fell.
Flames devoured a prison. Millions of people fled into streets darkened by the
failure of power lines. Collapsed bridges crushed cars and trucks and
complicated efforts to reach quake-damaged areas by road. 2 million people
affected by quake. At least 300 people were killed, and hundreds of thousands
of people had their houses damaged or destroyed. 500,000 homes destroyed or
Tsunami races across Pacific,
threatens Hawaii. EWA BEACH, Hawaii
- A tsunami triggered by the Chilean earthquake raced across the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, threatening Hawaii as it rushed toward
the U.S. West Coast and hundreds of islands from
the bottom of the planet to the top. Sirens blared in Hawaii
to alert residents to the potential waves. Nine small planes equipped with
loudspeakers flew along the shoreline, warning beachgoers. On several South Pacific islands hit by a tsunami last fall,
police evacuated tens of thousands of coastal residents. Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle declared a state of emergency
as the island chain prepared for possible tsunami damage.
Thousands still lack power after Northeast
storm. CONCORD, N.H. - Frustration turned to
resignation Saturday for hundreds of thousands of
people in the Northeast struggling to survive another day waiting for utility
crews to restore electricity after powerful storms socked the region with heavy
snow, rain and hurricane-force winds. The region was left to deal with the
fallout of gusting winds that created near-blizzard conditions this week in
what was the third strong storm this month for some areas. Parts of New York got more than 2 feet of snow while some areas of
England were drenched
with flooding rains.
LOS ANGELES - California warned its coastal cities to prepare for
possible tsunami waves following a deadly magnitude-8.8 earthquake off the
coast of Chile. A tsunami advisory was
issued for the coast of California
and an Alaskan coastal area from Kodiak to Attu
islands. An advisory means there may be strong currents, but that widespread
inundation is not expected to occur.
Chile Earthquake: Is Mother Nature Out of Control?Chile
is on a hotspot of sorts for earthquake activity. And so the 8.8-magnitude
temblor that shook the capital region overnight was not a surprise,
historically speaking. Nor was it outside the realm of normal, scientists say,
even though it comes on the heels of other major earthquakes. One scientist,
however, says that relative to a time period in the past, the Earth has been
more active over the past 15 years or so. Is Earth shaking more?The Ryukyu Islands of Japan were hit with a
7.0-magnitude quake just last night. News of this, the Haiti quake and now Chile
make it seem Earth is becoming ever more active. But in the grand scheme of
things, geologists say, this is just Mother Nature as usual.They are saying this is probably not any
indication of a global change in earthquake rate of significance." They
are saying coupled with better communication, as the human population
skyrockets, and we move into more hazardous regions, we're going to hear more
about the events that do occur. 500,000 homes destroyed or damaged
Jacob's House Comment,
The more the blind fools of this earth continue to believe that mother nature or el nino is causing today's disastrous weather problems around the world, the more they will make God angry in the heavens above. The more these people refuse to honor and glorify their Creator and Maker with their praise and worship, the more blind, destitute, and naked they will become in their Creator's eyes. For judgment from God is now finally here in many countries around this world. It is here with a vengence before God's new day and time completely appears.
February 28, 2010
Tsunami warning lifted; Waves reach Japan, Russia. Streets were flooded with seawater in Kesennuma,
northern Japan on Sunday Feb. 28, 2010. Japan, fearing the tsunami
could gain force as it moved closer, put all of its eastern coastline on tsunami
alert Sunday and ordered hundreds of thousands of residents in low-lying areas
to seek higher ground as waves generated by the Chilean earthquake raced across
the Pacific at hundreds of miles (kilometers) per hour. The biggest wave
following the magnitude-8.8 quake off Chile hit the northern island of Hokkaido. There were no immediate reports of damage from the
four-foot (1.2-meter) wave, though some piers were briefly flooded. As it
crossed the Pacific, the tsunami dealt populated areas, including the U.S. state of Hawaii, only a glancing blow.
Fierce storms in Europe kill 50,
mostly in France. PARIS - A
violent late winter storm with fierce rain and
hurricane-strength winds ripped across western Europe on Sunday, battering France and four
other countries, leaving at least 50 people dead. The storm, named Xynthia, was
the worst in France
since 1999 when 90 people died. Many of the 45 victims in France
drowned, while others died when hit by parts of buildings or trees and branches
that were ripped off by the wind. At least a dozen people were missing Sunday
and 59 others were injured. Three people died in Spain, one was
killed in Germany
and a child was crushed to death in Portugal. The storm
also hit Belgium,
but no deaths were reported there. Nearly 900,000 people in France
were without electricity. Rivers overflowed their banks in Brittany,
while high tides and pounding waves swamped Atlantic
Ocean communities. The threat
of avalanches was high in the PyreneesMountains and the southern Alps due
to wind and wet snow.
March 1, 2010
Kroger recalls 2 onion soup and dip mixes.
CINCINNATI - Kroger Co. is recalling two onion soup and dip mixes because of
possible salmonella contamination. The grocer said an ingredient in its Kroger
Onion Soup & Dip Mix and Kroger Beefy Onion Soup & Dip Mix may have
been contaminated with the bacteria. The mixes were sold in a number of states
and are being recalled from its Kroger, Dillons, Fry's, King Soopers, City
Market, Smith's, Food 4 Less, Jay C, Scott's, Owen's, Baker's, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less stores. No illnesses have been
reported in connection with the products. But eating food contaminated with
salmonella can cause salmonellosis, a potentially
life-threatening bacterial foodborne illness.
Chile quake death toll over 700 as rescue
efforts ramp up.CONCEPCION, Chile
- Police fired tear gas and imposed an overnight curfew to control looters who
sacked virtually every market in this hard-hit city as Chile's
earthquake toll surpassed 700. President Michelle
Bachelet promised imminent deliveries of food, water and shelter for
thousands living on the streets. "We are confronting an emergency without
parallel in Chile's history," Bachelet declared Sunday, a day after the
magnitude-8.8 quake - one of the biggest in centuries - killed at least 708
people and destroyed or badly damaged 500,000 homes. Bachelet said "a
growing number" of people were recorded as missing. Police fired tear gas
and imposed an overnight curfew to control looters who have sacked virtually
every market in Chile's
ChileSeaside Resort of Pelluhue Washed Away After
Quake.The massive earthquake that rocked Chile
early Saturday and the tsunamis that followed it have devastated the Andean
nation's coastal communities. Several seaside resort towns have simply
been washed away, and such was the fate of Pelluhue, and its roughly 1,000
residents. In one spot, the waves had harpooned 70-foot-high Cypress trees into
beachfront homes, while washing other houses up onto the mountainside above the
beachfront town. Plywood and housing materials littered the coast and floated
200,000 Homes Still Powerless After
Snow Storm Battered Northeast U. S.PORTLAND,
More than 200,000 homes and business were still without power Sunday as restoration
efforts continued days after a slow-moving storm battered the Northeast with
heavy snow, rain and high winds. Nearly 100,000 utility customers
still lacked electricity Sunday in New Hampshire,
the hardest-hit state. New York
had about 96,000 outages and Maine
33,000. More than a million utility customers throughout the region lost power
at the peak of the storm.
7.3 Quake Rattles Japan; Tsunami Warning Lifted. Temblor strikes Okinawa; no major damage reported.
Drug-resistant malaria 'growing' in Cambodia.Parasites are developing
resistance to one of the most important anti-malaria drugs, according to
experts. Artimisinin has been highly effective, particularly in places
where resistance to other drugs has developed.But now some patients along Cambodia's
border with Thailand
are taking longer to respond to the treatment.Experts on the disease are meeting village health workers in Cambodia's
capital, Phnom Penh, to discuss
ways to stop drug-resistant malaria from spreading. "There is a lot of
population movement - people coming for instance from Nigeria
to Asia - and it's growing and growing," she said.
"It would only take a few people carrying the resistant parasites
travelling one way or the other to actually get the parasites in. "And
once they're in they're likely to spread quite fast."
Rising Threat of Infections that are
unfazed by Antibiotics.Acinetobacter
baumannii. The germ is one of a category of bacteria that by some estimates
are already killing tens of thousands of hospital patients each year. While the
organisms do not receive as much attention as the one known as MRSA
- for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - some infectious-disease
specialists say they could emerge as a bigger threat. That is because there are
several drugs, including some approved in the last few years, that can treat MRSA.
But for a combination of business reasons and scientific challenges, the
pharmaceuticals industry is pursuing very few drugs for Acinetobacter and other
organisms of its type, known as Gram-negative bacteria. Meanwhile, the germs
are evolving and becoming ever more immune to existing antibiotics. "In
many respects it's far worse than MRSA,"
said Dr. Louis B. Rice, an infectious-disease specialist. "There are
strains out there, and they are becoming more and more common, that are
resistant to virtually every antibiotic we have." The bacteria, classified
as Gram-negative because of their reaction to the so-called Gram stain test,
can cause severe pneumonia and infections of the urinary tract, bloodstream and
other parts of the body. Their cell structure makes them more difficult to
attack with antibiotics than Gram-positive organisms like MRSA. Meanwhile, New
more than 20 percent of the Klebsiella infections in Brooklyn
hospitals are now resistant to virtually all modern antibiotics. And those
supergerms are now spreading worldwide. According to
researchers hospitals, perhaps because of the large
numbers of patients they treat, have become the global breeding ground for drug-resistant Gram-negative germs,
March 2, 2010
landslides kill 30; 100 missing.KAMPALA,
Uganda - Landslides in a mountainous region of Uganda
killed more than 30 people overnight and left more than 100 others missing in
the East African nation, a police commander said
Tuesday. The landslides occurred about 170 miles (275 kilometers) east of the
capital, Kampala, in the mountainous region of Bududa. The area has
long suffered from landslides but rarely has the death toll been so high. Death
toll could go much higher.
Study: Teen pot, alcohol use rising.WASHINGTON - Alcohol and
marijuana use among teens is on the rise, ending a decade-long decline, a study
being released Tuesday found. The annual survey found the number of teens in
grades 9 through 12 who reported drinking alcohol
in the last month rose 11 percent last year, with 39 percent - about 6.5
million teens - reporting alcohol use. That's up from 35 percent, or about 5.8
million teens, in 2008. For pot, 25 percent of teens reported smoking marijuana
in the last month, up from 19 percent.
It is now being reported that 200,000
people have died in Haiti from the devastating earthquake there.
As world watches Chile earthquake, deadly floods hit quake-rocked
Haiti. Port-au-Prince - Officials have
reported there that at least a quarter of the town took on rivers of runoff
water a meter and a half deep, damaging homes and spreading panic, particularly
among those earthquake victims camped out in yards and open spaces. At least
eight people were killed. The International Federation
of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
(IFRC) are coordinating shelter efforts.They are estimating that nearly 40 percent of the 1.3 million earthquake
victims now have some form of shelter. But hundreds of
thousands more are living in the open or under flimsy sheets tied to
thin strips of wood. Early rains pelted them, which caused mudslides and
increased concern that time is running out before the rainy season starts. "If
the rains could do this now -before the real rainy
season - what is going to happen to those of us living in tents in Port-au-Prince?
Or people sleeping on the street?" she asked. "We are all going to be dead."
Jacob's House Comment,
we have said before on this website many times God is already breaking
down and disassembling this world. He is taking out the stabilizers
that hold this world called earth together. He is changing this world
day by day, and month to month, to bring many sinners to Him through
His Son, Jesus. He is also bringing the goats of this world to the
precipice of death and destruction, before He bundles them up and burns
them with His fire. Therefore, this world has little time left before
this present filthy earth age ends, and a new much higher ordered
spiritual earth age from God begins.
Study: Food-borne illnesses costing US
$152 billion. AKIMA, Wash. -
Food-borne illnesses, such as E. coli and
salmonella, are costing the United States
$152 billion annually in health care and other losses, according to a report
released Wednesday by a food safety group. The
report comes as the U.S. Senate considers legislation that would require more
government inspections of food manufacturers and
give the Food and Drug Administration new
authority to order recalls, among other things. The House passed a similar bill
last year. The government estimates 76 million people each year are sickened by
food-borne illness, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and about 5,000 die.
Recent outbreaks have resulted in large recalls of peanuts, spinach, and
The massive 8.8 earthquake that
struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on
our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday. The quake, the Seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history,
Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth
day by 1.26 milliseconds, according to research scientist Richard Gross
at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
Calif. "Perhaps more impressive is how
much the quake shifted Earth's axis," NASA officials said in a Monday
update.The computer model used by Gross
and his colleagues to determine the effects of the Chile earthquake effect also found that it should
have moved Earth's figure axis by about 3 inches (8 cm or 27 milliarcseconds).
March 7, 2010
earthquake hits southern Taiwan, causing damage.TAIPEI , Taiwan, A powerful
6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Thursday, terrifying
residents, disrupting communications and triggering damage to buildings.
Jakarta - A 6.5-magnitude undersea earthquake
struck off the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island
late Friday, seismologists said. The quake struck at (1607 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres, about 119
kilometres south-east of Mentawai Islands, Indonesia's
National Meteorological and Geophysics Agency (BMG) said. There were no
immediate reports of injury or structural damage from the quake, the latest to
in recent weeks.
25 die as Iraqis defy violence to
vote in election.BAGHDAD -
Iraqis voted Sunday in an election testing the mettle of the country's
still-fragile democracy as insurgents killed 25 people across the Iraq, unleashing a
barrage of mortars intent on disrupting the historic day. About 19 million
Iraqis are eligible to vote for who will lead the country after U.S. forces
pull out, in an election that will determine whether Iraq can overcome the
jagged sectarian divisions that have defined it since the U.S.-led invasion in
Courts Cracking Down on Texting Jurors. New
instructions are being adopted and electronics are being banned from courtrooms
as jurors using their portable electronic devices
continue to cause mistrials, overturned convictions and chaotic delays in court
proceedings. Last year a San Francisco Superior Court judge dismissed 600 potential jurors after several
acknowledged going online to research the cCourriminal
case before them. "You may not use any electronic
device or media" in connection with the case, the recommended
federal instructions admonish. They also bar visits to "any Internet chat
room, blog, or website such as Facebook, My Space, LinkedIn,
YouTube or Twitter."
Jacob's House Comment,
God is a jealous God and loathes any kind of idol worship. Right now the Lord God especially loathes the hand held devices many people are using today because these devices take these people away from Him and His Son, Jesus. Therefore, the people that use these devices as their idols and confidants in their lives will reap what they have sown in bitter tears in the next few seasons of time.
Excerpt from the prophecy from God, given to Jacob, on this website, entitled "GOD'S LAST GREAT
HARVEST", dated 6/10/07.
Soon I shall challenge the wicked
ones' followers of iniquity as never before.They will be torn apart and skillfully devoured by their own
unscrupulous ways. Their proud and
crafty devices will cause them to reap what they sow in bitter tears.They will be bombarded by the incessant
rhetoric the evil one will cause them to hear in their minds and in their
Therefore, in the next few years
shall the wicked ones' followers be bundled up, bridled, and tied to one
another.When the time comes they will
be cast out of My sight, forevermore.However, before these things occur, servant of Mine, leaven in the
fields will be at all time highs.Therefore, My beloved children will have to be careful they do not succumb
to temptation.They will have to be
careful they do not leave My side.They
will have to be watchful that they are not enticed by the wicked ones' crafty
ways.They will have to make sure they
are able to keep their watch both day and night and they are not sleeping when
I Am ready to take them up in My holy arms.They will have to be careful they do not succumb to the arrows of
darkness that the evil one will be trying to snare and trap them with in their
hearts and minds.
Doctors Warn of Health Threat From Chile Wreckage. CONCEPCION, Chile
- Huge piles of wreckage and tons of rotting fish and other debris
blanketing the ground are turning the coastal towns shattered by Chile's
earthquake and tsunami into nests of infection, doctors warned. As
Chileans lined up for hepatitis and tetanus shots Friday on the opening day of
an extensive vaccination campaign, doctors said cases of diarrhea are
increasing from people drinking unclean water and a growing number of patients
are suffering injuries wading through the mess.
WASHINGTON - Methane, a potent global
warming gas, is bubbling out of the frozen Arctic faster
than had been expected. Methane had become trapped in the permafrost over
time and a warming climate is now resulting in its release, researchers report
in Friday's edition of the journal Science. The amount of methane currently
coming out of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is comparable to the amount coming
out of the entire world's oceans. Concerns about global warming have centered
on rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but scientists note that
methane can be 30 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.
Jacobs House Comment
Will the world leaders be able to keep all of the problems that are confronting them from getting out of control? We don't think they will be able to when God increases them seven fold in the near future. Therefore, it is time for all Christians to repent of their past mistakes and get themselves and their families right with God. For time is surely running out for this earth age.
March 8, 2010
A strong earthquake has hit eastern Turkey.The pre-dawn magnitude 6.0 trembler
began at , when most of the
population was asleep. More than 50 aftershocks followed, the strongest of
which measured at 5.5 and 5.3. At the time of this writing, at least 57 people
have been killed and about 100 others wounded. "Everything has been
knocked down, there is not a stone in place," said Yadin Apaydin,
administrator for the village of Yukari
violence has claimed more
than 200 lives in three Nigerian villages. Rioters armed with machetes
attacked the mostly Christian towns on Sunday,
killing scores of men, women and children, including a 4-day-old infant. The
slayings represent the latest violence between Christians and Muslims in an
area that was once known as Nigeria's top
HIV Hides in Bone
Marrow: Researchers say. (AP) - The virus that causes AIDS can hide in the
bone marrow, avoiding drugs and later awakening to cause illness, according to
new research that could point the way toward better treatments for the disease.
HIV can infect long-lived bone marrow cells that eventually convert into blood
cells. The virus is dormant in the bone marrow cells, but when those progenitor
cells develop into blood cells, it can be reactivated and cause renewed
infection. The virus kills the new blood cells and then moves on to infect
U. S. FDIC Seizes 4 More Banks. Tally hits 26 this year;
pace of closures expected to increase in coming months. Regulators yesterday
shuttered banks in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, and Utah, boosting to 26 the
number of US bank failures so far this year following the 140 brought down in
2009 by mounting loan defaults. The pace of bank seizures this year is likely
to accelerate , FDIC officials have said, as the number of banks on its
confidential "problem" list jumped from 552 to 702 in the fourth
(Newser) - Aftershocks continue to hit southern Chile a
week after the earthquake that killed hundreds and set off deadly tsunamis. Tremors up to a magnitude of 6.6 are terrifying residents of the city of Concepcion and the surrounding areas. The government has revised its previously reported death toll of 802. Only 279 deaths have been confirmed, though many bodies are unidentified. Confusion over the death toll spread because many victims who survived the initial quake were killed in ensuing tsunamis, a tragedy worsened by a failure in the government's storm-warning system.
Growing low-oxygen zones in oceans
worry scientists. WASHINGTON - Lower levels of oxygen in the Earth's oceans,
particularly off the United States' Pacific Northwest coast, could be another
sign of fundamental changes linked to global climate change, scientists say. They
warn that the oceans' complex undersea ecosystems and fragile food chains could be disrupted. In some spots off
Washington state and Oregon , the almost complete absence of oxygen has left
piles of Dungeness crab carcasses littering the
ocean floor, killed off 25-year-old sea stars, crippled colonies of sea anemones and produced mats of potentially noxious
bacteria that thrive in such conditions. Areas of hypoxia,
or low oxygen, have long existed in the deep ocean. These areas in the Pacific,
Atlantic and Indian oceans appear to be spreading, now
covering more square miles, creeping toward the surface and in some places,
such as the Pacific Northwest
, encroaching on the continental shelf within
sight of the coastline. "The depletion of oxygen levels in all three
oceans is striking," said Gregory Johnson, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Seattle . In some spots, such
as off the Southern California coast, oxygen levels have
dropped roughly 20 percent over the past 25 years. Elsewhere, scientists say,
oxygen levels might have declined by one-third over 50 years. "The real
surprise is how this has become the new norm," said Jack Barth , an
oceanography professor at OregonStateUniversity
. "We are seeing it year after year."
Controversy swirls around U. S. White House Chief of Staff Emanuel. Rep. Eric Massa, who initially announced he was leaving
Congress over health issues but stepped aside officially today, took a shot at
the White House enforcer on his way out the door, telling a New York radio station that Emanuel is the "son of the devil's spawn" who would "sell his
own mother to get a vote." The Hill published a reportt over the weekend suggesting that
unfavorable tidbits about Emanuel were leaked from inside the White House,
while Emanuel himself has been accused of pulling strings with friendly contacts at
the Washington Post to get them to print nice things about him.
WASHINGTON - President
Barack Obama's health care bill would change federal policy on abortion,
but not open the spigot of taxpayer dollars that some abortion opponents fear.
Major anti-abortion groups such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and
the National Right to Life Committee say the
Senate provisions expected to come before the House shortly are a backdoor
taxpayer subsidy for abortion. Current law, known as the Hyde amendment, prohibits federal funding for abortion
except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.
Not more quakes, just more people in quake
zones. First the ground shook inHaiti, then Chile and now Turkey. The
earthquakes keep coming hard and fast this year, causing people to wonder if
something sinister is happening underfoot. There have been more deaths over the
past decade from earthquakes, said University of Colorado
geologist Roger Bilham. He called for better construction standards in the
world's megacities. Last year his study of earthquake deaths, population, quake
size and other factors produced disturbing results. And that was before Haiti, Chile and Turkey.
"We found four times as many deaths in the last 10 years than in the
previous 10 years," Bilham told The Associated Press Monday. "That's
definitely up and scary." Other experts said they too have noticed a
general increase in earthquake deaths. The World Health Organization tallied
than 453,000 deaths from earthquakes from 2000 to 2009, up markedly from the
previous two decades.
Jacob's House Comment,
What you are seeing with increased earthquakes and violent weather today is God trying to break up the fallow and hard ground to get it ready for the second coming of His Son. God is also destroying this hard ground that is in many idolatrous nations at this time. God is destroying these nations one by one with earthquakes, tornadoes, hail, etc., because of the sin, idolatry, evil, and innocent blood that has been spilled upon the land there. God will continue to break up the fallow ground that is in many nations today with upheavals, earthquakes, etc., to get if ready for His new day and new time of enrichment and true purpose. He will continue to break up the fallow ground in these nations by tilling the soil with earthquakes to revive it for the new plantings He will soon sow upon the land. See Hosea 10:12-14 or Jeremiah 4:3-9. Also see Jeremiah 24:6-7. Experts confirm asteroid wiped out
the dinosaurs.WASHINGTON (AFP) - Dinosaurs were wiped out by a huge
asteroid that smashed into Earth 65 million years ago with the force of a
billion atomic bombs, scientists said, hoping to
lay an age-old debate to rest once and for all. The definitive verdict came
from an international panel of experts who reviewed 20 years' worth of evidence
about what caused the Cretaceous-Tertiary (KT) extinction that wiped out more
than half the species on the planet. They determined it was a massive asteroid,
measuring around 15 kilometers (nine miles) wide, which smashed into what is
today Chicxulub in Mexico.
Jacob's House Comment,
This report from scientists today is foolish reasoning, and an outright, archaic lie. God forced the dinosaurs out of existence about 6 thousand years ago with His Great Flood of pounding rain and fissures opening up all over this world. Therefore, only Noah and the land animals aboard his ark were saved after this Great Flood coming from God. However, the animals in the oceans of this world were not affected by this Great Flood, all coming from God's wrath and fury upon this world for its sinning and idolatrous ways.
March 10, 2010
No damage from 5.1 quake in Aleutian Islands. FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Earthquake Information
Center says a magnitude 5.1 quake has struck the Andrean of Islands region of
the Aleutian chain, but there are no reports of damage and the quake did not
generate a tsunami.
Scientists tease DNA from eggshell of extinct birds. PARIS
(AFP) - In a world first, scientists in Australia announced on Wednesday they had extracted DNA from the fossilized eggshells of extinct birds, including iconic giants such as the moa
and elephant bird. The achievement marks a major
step towards drafting the genome of birds wiped out by human greed, although
the scientists warn this does not mean an extinct
species should - or even can - be resurrected in the style of JurassicPark.
Asthma Rates Rising Across the U.S.Asthma rates are increasing across the United
States, a new government study shows,
but certain states have significantly lower rates of the respiratory disease. The overall rate of asthma is currently estimated to be 7.85 percent of the
population, an increase of about 0.5 percent every three years. But, the report
also found that some states have dramatically lower rates of asthma. For
example, the study found that while almost 11 percent of people in Rhode
Island had asthma, just 5 percent of
those living in Louisiana had the
illness. Nineteen states had larger-than-average increases, and the states with
the two highest increases were Oklahoma with a
2.03 percent increase and Alabama with a
1.91 percent increase.
48 Hawaii-only species given
endangered listing. HONOLULU - Wildlife officials lauded Washington's "holistic
approach" to conservation in Hawaii after
the Obama administration declared 48 species as endangered and announced plans
to set aside more than 40 square miles on Kauai
as critical habitat to allow the plants and animals
to flourish. Two Honeycreeper birds, a fly and 45
ferns, trees and shrubs found only on the island of Kauai were among the
species named Wednesday, boosting the number of such classifications by the
Obama administration from two to 50.
'Doomsday' Seed Vault Stores 500,000
Crops. A mold-resistant bean, a German pink tomato and a wild strawberry
plucked from the flanks of a Russian volcano are just some of the crops whose
seeds are being tucked away this week in a giant vault dug out of a
mountainside of the Norwegian island Svalbard.With these new deposits, the so-called Svalbard
"Doomsday" Global Seed Vault will reach its half-million mark of
seed varieties. The giant icebox of sorts, which was officially opened on Feb. 26, 2008, is meant to protect
the world's crop diversity from natural or manmade disasters. If current crops and agriculture don't adapt to climate change, neither will humanity.
Genital Herpes Virus Infects One in Six Americans, Study by U.S. CDC Finds. Genital
herpes, a condition that produces painful sores and increases transmission of
AIDS, has infected one in six Americans, according to a U.S. study that shows
prevention efforts haven't stopped outbreaks.
U. S. tornadoes Rip Across Arkansas, 4
Injured. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tornadoes cut a path through much of Arkansas on Wednesday, destroying a handful of homes and
injuring four people.
Massive Chilean Quake Moved Whole Cities. The Earth really did move during last
month's massive Chile
quake, which killed hundreds of people and left two million homeless.
Researchers say cities and islands physically shifted west. Thanks to
satellites, scientists at Ohio State Universityand the University
of Hawaii found that the city of Concepcion
moved at least 10 feet to the west. Chile's
capital, Santiago, moved just shy
of 1 feet, and even Buenos Aires,
moved an inch. The Falkland Islands also went a bit west.
Researcher Ben Brooks said this happens with every quake but is usually too
small to notice. This time, with a magnitude of 8.8, the scientists saw a great
deal of movement.
Tapestry of violence haunts central Nigeria. JOS,Nigeria
- Christians and Muslims once shared their lives together in Nigeria's fertile
central belt, buying each other's goods in mixed neighborhoods and cultivating
each other's farms across a sun-baked plateau. But growing religious hatred,
political and ethnic rivalries and increasing poverty have led to two outbursts
of savage violence this year in which men, women and children and even babies
were butchered, and that harmony seems lost forever. Now, many people carry
weapons and man impromptu road blocks, fearful of the military, the police and
each other. Various factors have been involved in violence here, but Sunday's
bloodshed,was mostly about revenge.
Christian villages near the city of Jos
were attacked before dawn, less than two months after Muslims were targeted and
a mosque torched, with hundreds killed, their corpses stuffed into wells and
March 14, 2010
Strong earthquake rocks central Japan.TOKYO
- A strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit off the eastern coast of Japan on Sunday,
rattling buildings across a broad swath of the country, including the crowded
capital. There were no reports of casualties, with only light damage to
structures near the epicenter, according to local officials. The quake hit at and was felt most strongly in central
Fukushima prefecture about 130 miles (210 kilometers) northeast
Storm leaves Northeast U. S. soggy, windblown and dark.ATLANTIC CITY,
N.J. - Utility crews pushed through fallen trees and windblown debris to reach
downed power lines Sunday, working to restore electricity to more than a
half-million homes and businesses after strong winds and heavy rain wreaked havoc in parts of the Northeast. The
storm, which battered parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut on Saturday with gusts of up to 70 mph,
struck about two weeks after heavy snow and hurricane-force winds left more
than a million customers in the Northeast in the dark.
China wants US reassurance over dollar.BEIJING
premier expressed concern about the U.S. dollar and called on Washington
on Sunday to take "concrete steps" to reassure Beijing about the safety of
its huge Treasury bond holdings. "Any
fluctuation in the value of the U.S.
currency is a big concern for us," Premier Wen
Jiabao said at a news conference. "We
cannot afford any mistake, how slight it is, when running our financial assets," he said. "I would like the
to take concrete steps to reassure investors." China has pressed Washington
to control its yawning budget deficit and prevent
inflation that would erode the value of the dollar and China's
holdings. The premier said Treasury values were a matter of the "national
credibility" of the United States.
HAINES CITY - Two tornadoes ripped through Central
Florida, damaging 28 units at a golf resort and leaving five of the condos
authorities on Friday were still tallying the damage from a severe storm that
rumbled across the region, which also damaged mobile homes and toppled trees
across an 80-mile swath. Hail measuring 3/4 of an inch in diameter fell along Florida's
March 18, 2010
Arctic animals doing better, but not
close to pole. WASHINGTON – The overall number of animals in the Arctic
has increased over the past 40 years ago, according to a new international
study. But critters who live closest to the North Pole
are disappearing. The report by the United Nations and other groups released
Wednesday at a conference in Miami concludes that birds, mammals and fish have increased by about 16 percent since
1970. That's mostly because of decades-old hunting restrictions. The number of
geese have about doubled. Marine mammals, such as certain whales, are also
rebounding. However, scientists aren't celebrating the increase. Species in
what is called the High Arctic dropped by a quarter between 1970 and 2004.
North American caribou are down about one-third. What we're seeing is that
there's winners and losers with rapid changes in the Arctic.
The area with the biggest losses also has sea ice shrinking faster than
predicted, and species like polar bears and whales called narwhals are
dependent on sea ice, the report said.
opens $21M human evolution hall.WASHINGTON - Hundreds of early human fossils, artifacts and forensically
recreated faces of our prehistoric relatives went on display Wednesday,
exploring 6 million years of evolution at the NationalMuseum of Natural History.
Northeast slowly dries out from
wind-whipped storm. WAYNE, N.J. - The powerful nor'easter
had moved out at sea, but flooding lingered Tuesday in many Northeast
communities. Many places from the mid-Atlantic to New Englandwere still inundated with
water, with tens of thousands of people lacking electricity and hundreds still
in emergency shelters - some for a fourth day. The storm caused moderate
erosion to New Jersey's
127-mile coastline, according to the state Department of
Environmental Protection. At least 11 people died in storm-related
accidents, and nearly a half-million people lost power at the peak of the
storm. Governors from New Jersey
to New Hampshire were seeking
federal assistance to help defray cleanup costs.
Chile says earthquake and tsunami left 700 dead.SANTIAGO, Chile
- The earthquake and tsunami that struck Chile last month
killed 700 people and caused damages of nearly $30 billion, according to the
government. And the ground hasn't stopped shaking. A magnitude-6.7 aftershock
rocked south-central Chile
Monday night, adding to the raw nerves and mounting damages caused by the Feb.
NEW YORK - New HIV infections are increasing among homosexuals, drug users and
prostitutes who don't seek help because of laws that criminalize these
practices, the head of the U.N. AIDS agency said Monday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A cruise liner hit by an outbreak of intestinal illness
for a third straight trip from South Carolina
returned a day early Thursday as operator Celebrity
Cruises brought in extra crew to scrub the ship down for three days.
The Celebrity Mercury arrived about
and passengers began disembarking as the sun rose over Charleston.
The company said 369 of more than 1,800 passengers became ill following a March
8 departure. Hundreds of passengers got sick with the norovirus on two previous
Mercury cruises this year from Charleston.
The norovirus can spread quickly in closed quarters with symptoms including
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps.
More, younger US kids are 'extremely obese': study.WASHINGTON (AFP) - More US children are becoming extremely
obese at a younger age, putting them at risk of dying decades younger than
normal-weight children and of suffering old-age illnesses in their 20s, a study
Volcano erupts in Iceland, hundreds evacuated.REYKJAVIK,
Iceland - A volcano erupted near a glacier in southern Iceland, shooting ash
and molten lava into the air and forcing the evacuation Sunday of hundreds of
people from a nearby village. There were no immediate reports of injuries or
damage from the volcano but a state of emergency was declared in communities
near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier and scientists feared the eruption could trigger
a larger and potentially more dangerous eruption at the nearby Katla volcano.
The eruption, which occurred came weeks after a series of small earthquakes in
reported as snow storm strikes Plains. NORMAN, Okla. - A powerful
storm began blowing through Oklahoma and the southern Plains on the first day
of spring Saturday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds a day after
temperatures reached into the 70s.
U. S.FargoNorth Dakota's fight against flooding nears its climax.
- A weeklong fight against flooding neared its climax in Fargo
on Sunday, with miles of sandbags and clay dikes expected to hold back the
bloated Red River at its
crest with room to spare. City officials and residents were on the brink of
declaring victory and ready to move out of flood fighting mode. They hoped for
mostly dry weather to speed the river's fall by week's end. As they waited for
the crest, Fargo residents turned their
attention to cleaning up the debris in low-lying neighborhoods where more than
a million sandbags held back waters. The calm mood stood in stark contrast to
last year, when floods along the north-flowing Red River
sparked a last-minute frenzy of sandbagging that brought life to a halt and
forced thousands to evacuate.
Huge sandstorm covers Beijing, turns sky orange. BEIJING - Tons of
sand turned Beijing's sky orange as the strongest sandstorm this year hit
northern China, a gritty reminder that the country's expanding deserts have led
to a sharp increase in the storms. The sky glowed Saturday and a thin dusting
of sand covered Beijing,
causing workers and tourists to muffle their faces in vast Tiananmen Square. The city's weather
bureau gave air quality a rare hazardous ranking. Air quality is "very bad
for the health," China's
national weather bureau warned. It said people should cover their mouths when
outside and keep doors and windows closed.
Demise of coral, salamander show
impact of Web.DOHA, Qatar
- The Internet has emerged as one of the greatest threats rare species, fueling
the illegal wildlife trade and making it easier to buy everything from live
baby lions to wine made from tiger bones, conservationists said Sunday. The
Web's impact was made clear at the meeting of the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species, or CITES. Delegates voted overwhelmingly Sunday to ban the
trade of the Kaiser's spotted newt which the World
Wildlife Fund says has been devastated by the Internet trade. The United
States and Sweden, meanwhile
are proposing to regulate the trade in red and pink coral which is crafted into
expensive jewelry and sold extensively on the web.
Jacob's House Comment,
We are now seeing some of the evil and wicked affects the internet is having
on this world, and on many of the foolish people who continue to use it today
to promote their low-based and unholy desires. On this website, in the prophecy titled, The New Tower of Babel Today, dated 8/19/07, our Lord God spoke to Jacob about how He would destroy
the internet and take away the evil imaginations of people's hearts and minds
today.God spoke about the fact that He would
pulverize the internet's web pages, just like He pulverized the old tower
of Babel long ago.God said He would break the internet into a
million pieces and then scatter this new tower before the foul birds and the
four winds of heaven.He said He would
then bury it in an unmarked and unholy grave. This will surely soon come to pass
as our Lord God's anger against the internet continues to be provoked and
Quote from The New Tower
of Babel Today:
the Lord God, will break this new ugly tower
of Babel into a million
pieces.Then I will scatter it before
the foul birds and the four winds of heaven, watchman on the wall.My holy angels of the light will help Me to
break the hold the waster now has on this new ugly tower today.Therefore, when the time is right, I will
throw the waster into another bottomless pit.So shall I bring him down and destroy this new ugly tower he is helping
to nourish and build today.I will
pulverize its web filled pages, just like I pulverized the old tower
of Babel long ago, watchman.So shall I bury this new ugly tower
of Babel in an unmarked and unholy
Therefore, I, the Lord God, want to
warn many people today that if they continue to use this new tower
of BabelIf they try to use it to further the evil imaginations of their hearts
and minds, they will not survive My wrath and fury upon them.If they continue to follow the waster, and
they desire to lend their hands to do evil on this new ugly tower today, they
will be strangled in their own polluted and uncircumcised blood.
If any foolish people try to
further their wicked desires and their evil ways with this new ugly tower, so
shall these things smother them in their own web of poison, trouble, and
iniquity.If they continue to use this
new tower to help the waster sit in My glory seat from on high, so shall they
be tormented and pillaged night and day.For I, the Lord God, have already marked this new tower
of Babel as an abomination of
unsightly and unseemly ugliness and shame before Me.Therefore, in the coming days, I will bury it
where no one will be able to find it, watchman.
Cyclone hits Australian resort coast. SYDNEY
(AFP) - A tropical cyclone smashed into Australia's
northeast coast on Sunday, bringing winds of up to 200 kilometres (124 miles)
an hour which downed trees and ripped air-conditioning units from walls.
Cyclone Ului made landfall near Queensland's
Whitsunday islands, a popular tourist
destination on the Great
Barrier Reef, damaging buildings, washing
yachts ashore and cutting power to thousands of homes, officials said.
Mexico's drug war takes growing toll on Americans. MEXICOCITY- More
Americans in Mexicoare
falling victim to a wave of drug violence sweeping the country, a change driven
home by the recent killing of a U.S. Consulate employee and her husband who
were gunned down after leaving a children's birthday party.
March 24, 2010
Honey bees in more trouble than ever
after bad winter in U. S.MERCED,
Calif. - The mysterious 4-year-old
crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates
a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees' pollen and
hives laden with pesticides. Two federal agencies, along with regulators in California and Canada,
are scrambling to figure out what is behind this relatively recent threat,
ordering new research on pesticides used in fields and orchards. Federal courts
are even weighing in this month, ruling that the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency overlooked a requirement when allowing a
pesticide on the market. Scientists are concerned because of the vital role
bees play in our food supply. About one-third of the human diet is from plants
that require pollination from honeybees, which means everything from apples to
zucchini. Bees have been declining over decades from various causes. But in
2006 a new concern, "colony collapse disorder," was blamed for large,
inexplicable die-offs. The disorder, which causes adult bees to abandon their
hives and fly off to die, is likely a combination of many causes, including
parasites, viruses, bacteria, poor nutrition and pesticides, experts say.
"It's just gotten so much worse in the past four years," said Jeff
Pettis, research leader of the Department of
Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville,
Md. "We're just not keeping bees alive that long."
Amid budget crisis, California makes parole easier.LOS ANGELES - California's
budget crisis and overcrowded prisons have led to a new reality for thousands
of convicted felons: parole is getting a lot easier, no more random drug tests, travel rules or requirements to
check in with an officer. Restrictions have been relaxed for nonviolent
criminals like burglars, drug offenders and fraudsters under a new law that
aims to shrink the prison population by reducing the number of minor parole
violations that send ex-cons back to prison. About 24,000 nonviolent ex-cons
are expected to qualify for less supervision. The number includes many people
already on parole and those expected to be paroled over the next year.
Nonviolent offenders leaving prison will still be required to register their
addresses with the prisons agency, but a state parole officer won't check up on
Iceland's eruptions could have global consequences.
- Blasts of lava and ash shot out of a volcano in southern Iceland
on Monday and small tremors rocked the ground, a surge in activity that raised
fears of a larger explosion at the nearby Katla volcano. Scientists say history
has proven that when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts, Katla follows, the
only question is how soon. And Katla, located under the massive Myrdalsjokull
icecap, threatens disastrous flooding and explosive blasts when it blows.
Saturday's eruption at Eyjafjallajokull (AYA-feeyapla-yurkul) - dormant for
nearly 200 years, forced at least 500 people to evacuate.
Poor nations' most at risk from plant loss caused by Global Warming. PARIS
(AFP) - Global warming could reduce the range of
plant biodiversity by more than nine percent by century's end, and poor
countries least to blame for the problem will be worst hit, a study published
on Wednesday says. In far northerly latitudes, land locked in permafrost would
open up to vegetation through warming, which implies uninhabited tracts of Canada
or Siberia could be opened up to agriculture. But
deserts, savannahs, moist tropical forests and other habitats where humidity
holds the key to species survival would be damaged by water stress. The
Amazonian rainforest would be the most vulnerable of all.
Strong quake hits off Papua New Guinea: geologists. PORT MORESBY (AFP) - A strong 6.6 magnitude quake struck off Papua New Guinea's coast on Monday, US geologists said, but there was no tsunami warning and
the epicentre's depth lessened the likelihood of damage.
Chaos as freak storm batters
Australia's Perth. PERTH (AFP)
- Some 100,000 people were left without power on Tuesday after a freak storm
battered the Australian city of Perth,
hurling golf ball-sized hailstones and causing floods and landslides. Western Australia premier Colin Barnett estimated a damage bill of
hundreds of millions of dollars after the wild weather smashed into the city
late on Monday, paralyzing flights and commuter traffic. Thousands of residents
jammed emergency phone lines as falling trees downed power cables and crashed
into homes in the worst storm seen in years. Hospitals were flooded and some
damaged schools remained closed on Tuesday.
March 25, 2010
U. S. democrats deal with threats over health
care support. Democratic Congress members are getting lessons from the FBI on how to handle threats such as several directed
at their colleagues, including bricks hurled through windows and menacing
obscenity laced phone messages left for those who supported sweeping federal health care legislation. Windows were
shattered at four Democratic offices in New York,
Arizona and Kansas
and at least 10 members of Congress have reported some sort of threats, leaders
said. No arrests had been made as of Wednesday, but the FBI is investigating.
A strong earthquake struck the Philippines early Thursday afternoon, according to the
U.S. Geological Survey. The 6.1 magnitude
quake hit in the Mindoro region of the Philippines.
The epicenter was about 86 miles (139 km) from the capital, Manila,
and was about 72 kilometers (45 miles) deep, the USGS said.The quake was felt in Quezon
City on the island
of Luzon and also in the LubangIsland.
Syphilis Soars in U.K., Thanks to Facebookand the Internet. Cases of syphilis
have increased four-fold in Britain's
Facebook capital as users meet up for unprotected sex, it was revealed
yesterday. Cases of syphilis have increased four-fold in Britain's
Facebook capital as users meet up for unprotected sex. Figures released last
month showed that people in Sunderland, Durham
and Teesside were 25 per cent more likely to log on regularly. And an NHS trust
chief said Facebook and similar sites were to blame for a shocking rise in
cases of potentially-lethal syphilis in the region.
Bernanke says economy still needs aid
of U. S. Fed. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy still needs help from
the Federal Reserve's ultra-low interest rate policy, but the central
bank stands ready to remove stimulus once the expansion
"matures," Chairman Ben Bernanke said
on Thursday. In prepared testimony before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, Bernanke offered a brief
overview of the tools the Fed intends to use to reverse the emergency measures
taken to grapple with the worst financial crisis
since the Great Depression. "The economy
continues to require the support of accommodative monetary
policies," Bernanke told lawmakers. "However, we have been
working to ensure that we have the tools to reverse, at the appropriate time,
the currently very high degree of monetary stimulus." Bernanke argued that
these programs had helped to improve conditions in mortgage
markets, which were at the epicenter of a financial meltdown that began
when falling home prices spurred a wave of
March 28, 2010
China Tops India on World Diabetes Ladder as Economic Boom Spurs Obesity. China
has overtaken India
as the global epicenter of the diabetes epidemic after a study showed twice as
many Chinese are afflicted with the disease as previously estimated. Type-2
diabetes, mostly caused by a high-calorie diet and sedentary lifestyle,
afflicts 92.4 million adults in China.
Earlier surveys calculated 43.2 million diabetics in the country, fewer than
the 50.8 million estimated are in India. "This shows that the global burden of diabetes is far larger than previously
estimated," David Whiting, a disease tracker with the federation, said in a
statement. 'It is a wake-up call for governments and policy-makers to take
action on diabetes."
Scientists: New Anthropocene Age to Bring
Mass Extinctions. A group of scientists, including Paul Crutzen, the Nobel
Prize-winning atmospheric chemist, is studying changes human activities have
brought to Earth's biodiversity and rock structure as well as the impact of
factors including pollution and mineral extraction. It is feared that the
damage mankind has inflicted will lead to the sixth largest mass extinction in
Earth's history with thousands of plants and animals being wiped out. In the
journal Environmental Science & Technology the group concludes: "The
Anthropocene represents a new phase in the history of both humankind and of the
Earth, when natural forces and human forces became intertwined, so that the
fate of one determines the fate of the other."
Landmarks, cities worldwide unplug
for Earth Hour. LONDON - Europe's best known landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome's Colosseum - fell dark
Saturday, following Sydney's Opera House and Beijing's Forbidden City in joining a global climate change protest, as lights were switched
off across the world to mark the Earth Hour
event.In the United States, the lights went out at the
Empire State Building in New York, the National Cathedral in Washington,
D.C., and the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, among many other sites in the Eastern time
zone. Millions were expected to turn off lights and appliances for an hour from
in a gesture to highlight
environmental concerns and to call for a binding pact to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
FRESNO, Calif. - One of the dirty secrets of California's wine country is now on everyone's lips.
Somehow a voracious grape-eating moth has found its way nonstop from Europe to the heart of the NapaValley, the land of three-figure cabernet. With valuable fruit at risk,
the region's fast and loose play with federal agriculture quarantine laws is
getting new scrutiny from investigators and researchers. Suitcase smuggling is
the winked-at act of sneaking in cane cuttings to clone vines from France's
premier vineyards, hoping to replicate success. Vintners say it helped build a
handful of exceptional vineyards in the 1980s when U.S.
plant choices were limited and import testing took seven years. As California
clamps a quarantine across the heart of NapaValley and farmers ready their
pesticides, nobody is winking anymore. A new Napa
reality is setting in that lax attitudes invite costly invasions of new pests
that can threaten the country's most expensive and economically productive
Jacob's House Comment,
As we have said here many times before on this website, everything God made
here is intertwined and interrelated.Therefore, you cannot change things in one area of this world without
serious consequences happening in another area of this world.God has made the creatures and animals here
interdependent on one another for their sustenance, their food, their
propagation, and their survival.Therefore, many men today, with their greed and their low based
lifestyles, have destroyed this balanced integrity and independence God created
here long ago.These men will be
responsible for their evil works and deeds when judgment from God comes down
upon them and their families in the next few troublesome years.
What if all coral reefs die out? Experts are scared. WEST PALM
BEACH, Fla. - Coral reefs are
dying, and scientists and governments around the world are contemplating what
will happen if they disappear altogether. Coral reefs are part of the
foundation of the ocean food chain. Nearly half
the fish the world eats make their homes around them. Hundreds of millions of
people worldwide - by some estimates, 1 billion across Asia
alone - depend on them for their food and their livelihoods. If the reefs
vanished, experts say, hunger, poverty and political instability could ensue.
Whole nations will be threatened in terms of their existence. Numerous studies
predict coral reefs are headed for extinction worldwide, largely because of
global warming, pollution and coastal development, but also because of damage
from bottom-dragging fishing boats and the
international trade in jewelry and souvenirs made of coral. At least 19 percent
of the world's coral reefs are already gone, including some 50 percent of those
in the Caribbean. An additional 15 percent could be dead
within 20 years, according to the National Oceanic and
Jacob's House Comment,
God is already diminishing the structure and virility
of this world called earth today. At the
same time our Lord God is bringing His new spiritual day to the forefront of
this world. God is allowing the animals
and creatures of this world today to die out in record numbers to show many men
how insignificant their accomplishments and rules, truly are. However, many blind men today cannot see what
is happening to them before their eyes.
They cannot understand or comprehend that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob is already creating a new world before them, while He is continuing to
discard the old one that He despises today.
28% of U.S. Kids Drank Alcohol in Past Month. More
than one-quarter (27.6 percent) of American youth aged 12 to 20 said that they
drank alcohol in the past month, according to a study released Thursday by the
federal government. The analysis of 2006-2008 data from the National Survey on
Drug Use and Health also found that underage past-month drinking rates were as
high as 40 percent in some states, including North Dakota and Vermont. One of the lowest
rates was in Utah (13.7 percent).
About 8.6 percent of underage past-month drinkers said they purchased their own
alcohol the last time they drank. The rates were lowest in Alaska
(3.1 percent) and New Mexico
(3.7 percent) and highest in Louisiana
and the District of Columbia
(both at 18.8 percent).
Jacob's House Comment,
The breakdown of American society and infrastructure is well underway today.The curse from God is also well established
here in the US.Therefore, time is running out for the
heathens and blasphemers of the Lord God's commandments and righteous
ways.These low base people will soon be
rounded up and then separated far away from their Creator, never to be seen or
heard from again.They will be punished
by the Lord God for thousands of years, for their evil works, and their
March 30, 2010
More flooding threatens storm-weary
East Coast. BOSTON - A second
major storm in less than a month continued to drench the East Coast as
meteorologists predicted "very dangerous" flooding Tuesday in the
Northeast and the wettest March on record in some places. The National Weather Service called on commuters to be
prepared to travel alternate routes in case of washed-out roads and posted
flood warnings and advisories from Maine
to the Carolinas, with as
much as 5 to 7 inches of rain expected over the coming days. The storm hits as
the Northeast works to recover from a storm March 13-15 that dropped as much as
much as 10 inches of rain, causing several rivers to rise and flooding
basements throughout the region.
Tornado topples crane at Bahamas port, killing 3.FREEPORT,
Bahamas - A
tornado touched down during a fierce thunderstorm in the Bahamas on Monday
and toppled a port crane, killing three people and injuring at least four. Trees
were uprooted and windows blasted out of hotels as at least one tornado cut a
destructive path on the island about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Florida.
Hurricanes are common in the Bahamas
but tornadoes are relatively rare. Damage on Grand Bahama
appeared to be greatest in and around Port Lucaya and Freeport,
with witnesses reporting many uprooted trees, broken windows and damaged roofs
ATLANTA - Health officials are
renewing their push for Americans to get swine flu
vaccinations following a recent uptick in hospital cases in Georgia. No other
state has had such an increase in hospitalizations, and overall swine flu
illnesses and deaths have been down for months. But in the past two weeks, 70
to 80 people in Georgia
have been hospitalized with swine flu, the most since September.
Sex infection gonorrhea could become
(Reuters) - The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea risks becoming a
drug-resistant "superbug" if doctors do not devise new ways of
treating it, a leading sexual health expert said. A World Health Organization
(WHO) meeting in Manila next week
would be vital to efforts to try to stop the bug repeatedly adapting to and
overcoming drugs. It is a very clever bacteria and if this problem isn't
addressed, there is a real possibility that gonorrhea will become a very
difficult infection to treat. Gonorrhea is a common bacterial
sexually-transmitted infection and if left untreated can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic
pregnancy, and infertility in women. Globally, the WHO estimates that
there are at least 340 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted
infections - including syphilis, gonorrhea,
chlamydia and trichomoniasis - every year among
people aged 15 to 49. The highest incidences of gonorrhea were in south and
southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, but as yet the WHO has no
breakdown by individual infection type.
BANGKOK (AFP) - UNAIDS, backed by hundreds of parliamentarians, called
Sunday for the lifting of travel restrictions on HIV-positive people which are
still by imposed by 52 countries. Complete entry bans on HIV-positive visitors are in place in 11 countries,
including Singapore and China,
while other restrictions including the refusal of residency rights remain
elsewhere, including Australia and New Zealand.
"There's no reason to have these travel restrictions now, it's not based
in public health rationale, and they're depriving people of their basic
rights," UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe said at an international meeting of
lawmakers. "We are calling for global freedom of
movement for people living with HIV," he said in the Thai capital.
College Students Want 'Our Lord'
Phrase Off Diplomas. A group of students at TrinityUniversity in Texas
wants the Christian-rooted school to remove the words "Our Lord" from
their diplomas, the Houston Chronicle reported. "A diploma is a very
personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and
homes," Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection, told the
Chronicle. "By having the phrase 'In the Year of Our Lord,' it is directly
referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ."
Qureshi, a Muslim student at the school, is leading the campaign to remove the
words. The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the matter during a meeting
next month. The school's student government association and a commencement
committee already has thrown their support behind the proposal. But not
everyone supports changing the diplomas.
Undersea Volcano Threatens Italy, Says Scientist.Europe's
largest undersea volcano could disintegrate and unleash a tsunami that would
engulf southern Italy "at any time," a prominent vulcanologist warned in an interview published
Monday. The Marsili volcano, which is bursting with magma, has "fragile
walls" that could collapse, Enzo Boschi told the leading daily paper there.
FDA Urged to Take On Food Fraud.Mislabeling
and diluting of foodstuffs has reached epidemic levels during the economic
downturn and the FDA isn't doing enough to combat the problem, industry groups
say. Experts believe at least 5% of the American food is supply is mislabeled
and say regulators should step up efforts to stop instances of food fraud - like
"100% pure honey" diluted with corn syrup or Mississippi saddlefish
sold as sturgeon caviar; one 2004 study found 77% of US-sold snapper was
March 31, 2010
Continuing rising water forces
evacuations in New
R.I. - The second record storm that socked
the Northeast this month was reduced to drizzle as it was winding down
Wednesday, but the worst of widespread flooding was yet to come, forecasters
said. Rivers from Maine
to New York
were expected to crest later Wednesday or Thursday. And in Rhode
Island, officials were bracing for what was expected
to be the most severe flooding to hit the state in more than 100 years.
"None of us alive have seen the flooding that we are experiencing now or
going to experience," Rhode Island Gov. Don
Carcieri said Tuesday night. "This is unprecedented in our state's
history." The rain came as residents were still recovering from a storm
two weeks ago that dumped as much as 10 inches on the region. Business owners
in the flood zone are still grappling with the impact of lost income.
Storms batter Scotland, Northern Ireland. Several
days after the start of spring, Scotland and Northern
Ireland were battered by snow, gale
force winds and torrential rain on Wednesday, leaving thousands of people
without power and causing havoc on roads. Britain's weather agency said the tough weather conditions will continue through
Wednesday. High winds, snow in drifts up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) and
blizzards are expected. The worst conditions are forecast for the Scottish
highlands. This follows one of
Britain's coldest winters in decades.
April 4, 2010
Health dangers lurk in New England floodwaters. PROVIDENCE,
R.I. - While things appear to be looking up
in Rhode Island,
the state hit hardest this week by three days of rain and record flooding,
health and environmental officials warn there's still danger below the surface.
Raw sewage, garbage and oil are swirling around in the muddy floodwaters,
creating a threat to people as the contaminants make their way toward and then
down New England's rivers and streams. In Rhode Island,
the flooding stands to introduce pollutants into Narragansett
Bay, the ocean inlet whose nooks and crannies give the tiny state more
than 400 miles of coastline, and disrupt the important shellfishing industry
there. "The impact on this infrastructure is unprecedented," said
Curt Spalding, administrator of the New England region
of the Environmental Protection Agency.
"It's a very rare occurrence when wastewater plants are completely
disabled by flood, literally taken out and become inoperable. This is a very
serious matter." The flooding has forced hundreds of people from their
homes and businesses, and Gov. Don Carcieri said Thursday that damage could
reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Economic crisis could worsen HIV/AIDS epidemic: U.N. BANGKOK (Reuters) - Economic crisis
and climate change concerns could affect the fight against the AIDS virus and
lead to a "universal nightmare," the head of the United Nations'
agency for HIV/AIDS said on Sunday. The global economic
downturn has brought about greater inequality and could increase
vulnerability and fuel the epidemic, said Michele Sidibe, executive director of
UNAIDS. About 33.4 million people worldwide are
infected with HIV and the AIDS virus. Since AIDS
emerged in the 1980s, almost 60 million people coming from the poorest segment
of society have been infected, and 25 million have died.
Oil spill pollutes tributary of China's Yellow River.BEIJING (AFP) - A tributary of China's
Yellow River has been polluted by an oil spill,
state-run media reported Saturday, in the latest environmental accident to
threaten the nation's drinking water. About 1,000 tonnes of oil sludge has contaminated farmland and the LuoheRiver in northern Shaanxiprovince after a recycling pool at a sewage treatment
plant collapsed last Sunday, the China Daily
said. More than 30 years of unbridled economic growth have left most of China's
lakes and rivers heavily polluted, while the nation's urban dwellers also face
some of the world's worst air pollution. More
than 200 million Chinese currently do not have access to safe drinking water, according to government data.
Even in the Desert, Plants Feel the
Heat of Global Warming. Global warming is a hot
topic, and it's causing concern for scientists studying winter annuals in the SonoranDesert.While desert winters have become warmer and drier over the years, climate changes have pushed the arrival of winter rains
later in the year, forcing winter-annual plants like the curvenut combseed (Pectocarya
recurvata) to emerge later when temperatures are colder. Bet-hedging is an adaptive response by seeds that allows them to delay
germination. The delay lets the plant attempt survival by avoiding harsh
environmental periods. The germination delay can be caused by insufficient
rainfall, lack of nutrients, inappropriate temperatures or any adverse
condition that would affect the survival of a seed. The seeds can remain
dormant for extended periods if the environment is unfavorable for germination
and survival. The later arrival of Sonoran desert winter rains pushes the
germination of the winter annuals later into the year and has affected the
types of winter annuals that dominate the location. Researchers measure carbon
and nitrogen in the plants' leaves to learn how well the various species grow
at winter's lower temperatures. The winter annuals are not the only vegetation affected by the climate shift occurring in
the Sonoran desert. The increasingly drier
climate has caused a decrease in dominant desert shrubbery as well. The lack of
water available to the shrubs has caused them decrease in size so they can more
efficiently utilize the amount of water that's available. If the later arrival of winter rains
continues, the germination of the winter annuals will subsequently occur later
in the year, and the plant community will continuously change and favor plants
that thrive in colder environments. The winter annuals are not the only vegetation affected by the climate shift occurring in
the Sonoran desert. The increasingly drier
climate has caused a decrease in dominant desert shrubbery as well. The lack of
water available to the shrubs has caused them decrease in size so they can more
efficiently utilize the amount of water that's available. If the later arrival
of winter rains continues, the germination of the winter annuals will
subsequently occur later in the year, and the plant community will continuously
change and favor plants that thrive in colder environments.
Jacob's House Comment,
As long as these scientists and other
fools refuse to give God the credit and glory for what is happening around this
world, they will go down to defeat and eventually lose their souls. As long as they refuse to believe that God is
controlling this world and changing it before their eyes, they will never
understand what is happening to them, and what is happening to this world all
around them. For the truth is, God is
ending this present earth age by taking His blessings away from it at this
time. God is also taking the stabilizers
out that hold this world together.
Therefore, earthquakes and uncertainties abound. Plants and animals are also deteriorating at
a rapid rate. However, these things must
occur before God's coming new day of revival can begin. They must occur so that God can come here in
all of His majestic power and glory to dwell with His saints and His faithful
children of the promise.
Baghdad ; 32 dead. suicide blasts target embassies; BAGHDAD - Suicide attackers detonated car bombs
near three embassies in Baghdad on
Sunday, killing at least 32 people and wounding more than 100, authorities said.
Jacob's House Comment,
This place called Babylon,
or modern Iraq
today, was where the devil originally beguiled Eve in God's Garden of
Eden.Therefore, God is bringing His
magnified fury, wrath, and jealousy upon this defiled place as never
before.He is already settling up for
all of the debts and sin that is owed Him, which was committed there, starting
with Eve, thousands of years ago.Soon Babylon
will be a place of desolate heaps, never to be seen or heard from here
again.This place of the original sin of
Eve in the Garden of Eden will continue to go through unprecedented judgment,
pain, travail, death, and wrath, coming from God.
See the prophecy on this website called, "God is Destroying
In Egypt, Christians celebrate Easter Sunday under
shadow of Christmas attacks.Naga Hamadi, Egypt - When Kamal Nashed Deryes Ghobrial celebrates Easter
Sunday this weekend, it will be under the shadow of one of the most
striking episodes of sectarian violence in Egypt in years. Mr.
Ghobrial's son was one of seven young men, six of them Christian,
who were killed after Christmas Eve mass. The shooting was followed by three
days of violent clashes and attacks against mostly Christian shops and homes in
the small town and nearby villages. Though the violence of the attack in Naga
Hamadi was startling, it was not an anomaly; attacks against Christians have
become more frequent throughout Egypt
in recent years.It is driven, most
agree, in part by the government's refusal to acknowledge the problem and its
failure to prosecute perpetrators, leading to an environment where such attacks
can occur with impunity. Some say it is also a result of the increasing
Islamicization of society, with Christians complaining of being treated as
interlopers in their own country, instead of citizens.
UN's Ban calls Aral Sea "shocking disaster". NUKUS, Uzbekistan - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the drying up
of the Aral Sea is one of the planet's most
shocking disasters and is calling on Central Asian
leaders to step up cooperation in solving the environmental
problems. Once the world's fourth largest body of fresh water, the sea shrank by 90 per cent after the
Soviets boosted cotton production in the arid region.
Strong quake kills 2 in Mexico,
rattles US states. IJUANA, Mexico - A powerful earthquake swayed buildings
from Los Angeles to Tijuana,
killing two people in Mexico, blacking out cities
and forcing the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes. One California city closed off its downtown due to unstable buildings.
The 7.2-magnitude quake centered just south of the U.S.
border near Mexicali was one of the
strongest earthquakes to hit region in decades. "It sounds like it's felt
by at least 20 million people," USGS seismologist Lucy
Jones said. "Most of Southern California
felt this earthquake." Sunday afternoon's earthquake hit hardest in Mexicali,
a bustling commerce center along Mexico's
border with California,
where authorities said the quake was followed by at least 20 smaller
Stranded and leaking oil ship a time
bomb to the Great Barrier
Reef. - A stranded
Chinese coal ship leaking oil onto Australia's Great Barrier Reef
is an environmental time bomb with the potential to devastate large protected areas of the reef, activists said on Monday.
The Great Barrier Reef
stretches along Australia's
northeastern coast and is the only living structure on Earth visible from space. It is the world's largest coral reef and a major tourist draw. As salvagers
struggled on Monday to stop the ship breaking up and spilling hundreds of tons
of oil and thousands of tons of coal, environmentalists told Reuters tighter
controls on shipping were needed to protect the reef.
Non-native animals cause rural
problems, charity warns. A number of non-native mammal species are damaging
countryside by eating crops and threatening wildlife, a conservation charity
has warned. A report by the People's Trust for Endangered Species identified 14
problem species including rats, American mink and muntjac deer. According to
the report, two of the UK's
fastest declining native species - the red squirrel and the water vole - which
has declined by 90% - are under threat by mammals introduced by humans in the
last two centuries.
April 7, 2010
Major Earthquake Strikes Sumatra, Indonesia. JAKARTA, Indonesia - A 7.7 earthquake shook
Indonesia's northwest island of Sumatra early Wednesday, prompting a brief
tsunami warning and sending residents rushing for higher ground. There were
scattered reports of injuries, but only minor damage was reported in most
areas. At least five strong aftershocks measuring up to 5.2 were recorded, the
meteorology agency said.
Flowers bloom earlier as UK warms.British plants are flowering
earlier now than at any time in the last 250 years, according to new analysis. Researchers
stitched together nearly 400,000 first flowering records covering 405 species
across the nation. Writing in the journal Proceedings B, they show that the
average first flowering date has been earlier in the last 25 years than in any
other period. Flowering dates are closely linked to temperatures recorded in
the Central England Temperature Record. Across the plant record, researchers
found that a temperature difference between two years of 1C equates to a
difference in flowering time of about five days, with some species responding
much more than others.In general,
spring-flowering species respond more to temperature changes than those blossoming
CITES is mandated to ensure that international trade in wild animals and
plants, or products derived from them, does not threaten their survival. 175
parties (member countries) are supposed to be committed to implementing various
protection measures for some 5,000 species of animal and 28,000 plants. Yet at
times on the floor of last month's conference in Doha,
Qatar, one had the
impression that the arguments and outcomes had more to do with protecting
commercial interests than protecting wildlife. The process of decision making
has become intensely political. Parties choose to use scientific evidence to
support their positions when it suits them, and refute the validity of the
science when it doesn't. Attempts to gain CITES listings for marine species
threatened with extinction because of overfishing, including bluefin tuna and
hammerhead sharks, failed to gain the necessary support, in spite of UN Food
and Agriculture Organization endorsement. As a consequence, these species -
like so many other overfished marine stocks - remain at the mercy of Regional
Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs), the very organisations that have
presided over their near demise. Delegates in favour of maintaining trade in
certain threatened species often claim that limiting trade will harm the economies
of poor communities, or reduce the opportunity for people to obtain essential
resources. However, most shark fishing is carried out in international waters
by large commercial vessels to serve the tastes of the growing middle classes
in East Asia for shark fin soup, and 80% of Atlantic
bluefin tuna ends up as sushi in Japanese restaurants. Red and pink corals are
disappearing fast in order to supply nothing more essential than markets for
jewelry items and trinkets.
Jacob's House Comment,
God told His servant, Jacob, recently that He would have to come here
personally to completely change this world, or man would destroy it within 20
to 25 years.God told His servant Jacob
that He valued this precious earth He made here thousands of years ago, more
than all the rubies and gold that are in His storehouses and treasure chests of
today.God said that He would soon save this
world called earth from man's greed, corruption, sin, and depravity, and that
He would preserve it for His faithful children of the promise to enjoy.Therefore, God will be visiting this world
sooner than most people even realize today.
Non-native animals cause rural
problems, charity warns.A number
of non-native mammal species are damaging the UK countryside by eating crops and threatening
wildlife, a conservation charity has warned. A report by the People's
Trust for Endangered Species identified 14 problem species including rats,
American mink and muntjac deer. The trust said some of the creatures have been
in the UK for
so long, they are thought of as indigenous. It said it was important to stop
the extinction of native species. According to the report, two of the UK's
fastest declining native species - the red squirrel and the water vole - which
has declined by 90% - are under threat by mammals introduced by humans in the
last two centuries.
Jacob's House Comment,
Below is an excerpt of the prophecy entitled, GOD SPEAKS
ABOUT HIS NEW DAY, dated 12/28/07, which God gave to Jacob at that time, and
can be found on this website.
Excerpt from "God Speaks About His New Day":
For it is time for My established
ways to be seen here as never before, servant Jacob.Therefore, man will soon lose his power over
the animals, the trees, the plants, and the harvest fields he has planted of
fine grain.I, the Lord God, will soon
take away the dominion here that man now has, which he has not given Me thanks
for, servant Jacob.
Therefore, 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.For I,
the Lord God, will soon have My new holy order and My new day firmly in
place.Therefore, from the midst of My
holy temple will I direct it, form it, and bless it in My heavenly realm.My new day will begin to take shape when My anointed
ones have been given the opportunity to come to Me as I so choose.My new day will also bring about a new earth
that I shall make which cannot be challenged or stopped in midstream.
Americans Sneezing More As Allergies
Mysteriously Increase. If you think you're seeing more people sneezing and
tearing up this allergy season, you might be right. Studies show that allergies
are on the rise in developed countries, including the United
States - not just seasonal allergies, but
allergies of all kinds.An allergy is a reaction of your immune system to what are
usually harmless, run-of-the-mill substances, such as pollen, cat hair, or even
a peanut. About 54 percent of Americans are sensitive to at least one
allergy-inducing substance, according to a national survey conducted from 1988
to 1994 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). That's about two to five
times higher, depending on the allergen, than the rates found by NIH between 1976 and 1980. The result: Americans are
sneezing and wheezing and rubbing itchy eyes more than ever.Food allergies in children have also
experienced an up tick. From 1997 to 2007, the number of children with food allergies rose 18 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Park has lost two more of its namesake moving
icefields due to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until
they grind to a halt, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
April 8, 2010
MIAMI - Hurricane threat increasing.The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season will
produce an above-average eight hurricanes, four of them major, posing a
heightened threat to the U.S. coastline, the ColoradoStateUniversity hurricane forecasting team predicted on Wednesday.
Endangered vacations appearing in the
US. You've heard of a "life
list" - the vacation spots you want to see before you die. This is a
little different. These are top U.S.
destinations you might want to see before they die. "They"
being the destinations themselves. Each of these vacation ideas is located in a
landscape that is threatened in some way by an environmental hazard. While
inclusion on this list isn't an indication that these sites are in imminent
danger of disappearing, the fact that this list seems plausible is a distinctly
21st-century phenomenon.The list
includes the Florida Everglades because of too little water from urban development,
Glacier National Park because of glaciers disappearing, the Appalachian
mountains because of overdevelopment in mining, no more salmon being found or
fished on the Snake River because of too many dams, and Las Vegas and other
cities on the west coast because of a lack of water from the Colorado River.
April 11, 2010
7.1-magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands.ADELAIDE,
Australia - A powerful
earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on
Sunday, but a monitoring agency said a tsunami was not expected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.1-magnitude quake hit
southwest of the island chain's Kira Kira island in the South
Moderate 4.5 Quake Shakes SoCal Awake.
Human pollution Speeds Up Snow Melt
in Europe and Asia. Over
the past 30 years, springtime snow melt and warming appear to be proceeding at
a faster rate in Eurasia
than in North America. New study finds the warming rates and snow cover decline in Eurasia may be twice what they
are in North America.
Virus outbreak causes 40 child deaths
- top Chinese leader called for stepped-up research into vaccines and drugs for
hand, foot and mouth disease after 40 children died from outbreaks last month,
a state news agency said Saturday. The Ministry of Health reported 77,756 cases
of the disease in March. The number of deaths increased sharply, up from 10 in
February. Hand, foot and mouth disease typically strikes infants and children
and is characterized by fever, mouth sores and a rash with blisters. It is
spread by direct contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from
blisters, or the stool of infected people.
Brazil searches for answers as flood toll climbs.
NITEROI, Brazil (AFP) - Rescuers have been racing against time amid fading
hopes of finding survivors of a huge mudslide, with over 400 people now feared
dead in some of the worst flooding to swamp Brazil
in decades. The torrential rain has caused landslides and flooding. A state of
emergency wasdeclared when mudslides
crushed many homes. Rescuers painstakingly pulled bodies from the thick mound
of dirt and debris in the Niteroi
shantytown of Morro do Bumba late Friday and Saturday, bringing the death toll
to 223. Another 200 people were feared to have been buried alive in the slum,
itself precariously perched atop a garbage dump in this city just east of Rio de Janeiro. Some 60 hours
after the heaviest rains in half a century unleashed floods and mudslides,
rescue workers still were far from having finished the work of recovering
bodies from beneath tons of rocks, rubble and earth. The floods tore through
the metropolitan area's precarious hillside slums, or favelas.Many houses in Rio's
hillside shanty towns were buried under mudslides. Authorities say the city of Rio
de Janeiro's transport system is close to collapse,
after traffic ground to a halt with many streets under water. "The
situation is chaos," Mayor Eduardo da Costa Paes said in a statement on
Tuesday. "All the major streets of the city are closed because of the
Jacob's House Comment,
As we have said before on this website,
when God sees an area of the world He particularly dislikes for its sin and
wickedness, He often does one of three things to cleanse it of its wickedness,
sin, and defilement.God will either
send drought, flooding rains, or burning heat to a nation to rid it of its sin
and wickedness.When God sends a drought
and famine to a nation it is usually a first stage warning sign that He will
not tolerate the sin and wickedness that He sees there.When God decides to flood a nation with heavy
rains and mudslides, then He is trying to wash it clean of its defilement,
wickedness, and fallow, hard ground.This is the second stage of God's wrath upon a nation for its sin and
wickedness.In the third stage of its
sin God will burn it like He burned Sodom and Gomorrah long ago.Brazil and the area around Rio de Janeiro are being warned by God today with this
latest flooding and mudslides to rid themselves of the sin and wickedness that
are currently in this nation today.
E. Coli Outbreak Kills 1 Child, Sickens
3 at WashingtonStateDayCareCenter.
Health officials said they don't know the precise source of the outbreak. But
they said it didn't appear related to food, water or another single source. E.
coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea
and dehydration. The very young, seniors and people with compromised immune systems
are most susceptible.
Two moderate earthquakes strike Somalia and the region nearby again. No reports of damage
April 14, 2010
Cyclone kills 68 people in eastern India. CALCUTTA, India - A cyclone packing speeds of more than 100 mph (160
kph) demolished tens of thousands of mud huts in villages in northeastern India, killing at least 68 people, officials said
Wednesday. The cyclone struck Tuesday night in northeastern parts of West Bengal and Bihar states, uprooted trees and snapping telephone and
electricity lines, West Bengal Civil Defense Minister Srikumar Mukherjee said.
Hundreds of people were injured. The cyclone demolished nearly 50,000 mud huts
in West Bengal and more than 1,000 in Bihar,
Quake in western China kills 400, buries more.BEIJING
- A series of strong earthquakes struck a far western Tibetan area of China on Wednesday,
killing at least 400 people and injuring more than 10,000 as houses made of mud
and wood collapsed, trapping many more, officials said. The largest quake was
recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey as magnitude 6.9. In the aftermath,
panicked people, many bleeding from their wounds, flooded the streets of a Qinghai
province township where most of the homes had been flattened.
Iceland evacuates hundreds as volcano erupts
- A volcano under a glacier in Iceland rumbled back
to life Wednesday, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and
forcing hundreds of people to leave their homes.The volcano, 75 miles
(120 kilometers) east of Reykjavik,
erupted March 20 after almost 200 years of silence. Emergency officials evacuated
800 residents from around the Eyjafjallajokull glacier as rivers rose by up to
10 feet (3 meters) and flooded a sparsely populated area.
Obama Foreclosure Aid Leaves Many Out
- A watchdog panel overseeing the financial bailouts says the Obama
administration's flagship mortgage aid program lags well behind the foreclosure
crisis and leaves too many families out. The Congressional Oversight Panel said
that the administration projects only one million families will end up with
lower monthly payments as a result of the program. The report said six million
families are more than two months behind with their payments, and 200,000 more
families receive foreclosure notices each month. It warned that borrowers who
have their monthly payments lowered as a result of the program still could lose
their homes because the payments remain high and many Americans are facing new
Rates Rise for Some CommonHospital Infections.Federal officials say the nation's hospitals
are failing to stamp out common infections that can turn life-threatening for
patients. The Health and Human Services department's 2009 quality
report, released Tuesday, finds "very little progress" on eliminating
health care infections. For example, rates of bloodstream infections following
surgery increased by 8 percent. Infections from urinary catheters rose by 3.6
April 15, 2010
Iceland's volcanic ash halts flights
across Britain, Ireland, and Europe. LONDON
- Ash clouds from Iceland's
spewing volcano halted air traffic across Europe on
Thursday as authorities closed air spaces over Britain, Ireland and the Nordic countries. Tens of thousands of passengers were
stranded in one of most disruptive events to hit air travel in years.
Authorities said it was not even clear when it would be safe enough to fly
again. In one sobering prediction, a scientist in Iceland said the ejection of volcanic ash - and therefore the disruptions in air
travel - could continue for days or even weeks. Shutdowns and cancellations
spread to France,
Belgium, the Netherlands,
FinlandSwitzerland. In Iceland,
hundreds of people have fled rising floodwaters since the volcano under the
Eyjafjallajokull (ay-yah-FYAH'-plah-yer-kuh-duhl) glacier erupted Wednesday for
the second time in less than a month. Rising water gushed down the
mountainside, and rivers rose up to 10 feet (3 meters) by Wednesday night,
slicing the island nation's main road in half. and
Aid arrives after cyclone kills 119
in India. CALCUTTA, India - Aid workers distributed rice, dried fruits,
water and tarpaulins Thursday to the victims of a ferocious cyclone that killed
at least 119 people in northeastern India and demolished ten of thousands of
mud huts. Rescuers cleared hundreds of uprooted trees and electricity poles
blocking roads to the devastated areas in Bihar state.
Packing winds of more than 100 mph (160 kph), the cyclone struck close to Tuesday. Hundreds of people were
injured and thousands left homeless.
Bodies pile up after quake kills 740-plus
in China.MADOI, China - Rescue teams fought
gusty winds and altitude sickness Thursday as
supplies of food, water and almost everything ran thin after strong earthquakes
left more than 700 dead in a mountainous Tibetan area of western China.
Survivors, many of whom spent the night outside in freezing weather, wandered
bleeding from their wounds through Jiegu township for a second day, witnesses
said. Rescuers, tired from the high winds and thin oxygen, pulled some
survivors and many bodies from the pulverized remains of the town flattened by
Wednesday morning's quakes. "We've seen too many bodies and now they're
trying to deal with them. The bodies are piled up like a hill. You can see
bodies with broken arms and legs and it breaks your heart," said Dawa
Cairen, a Tibetan who works for the Christian
group the Amity Foundation and was helping in rescue efforts. "You can see
a lot of blood. It's flowing like a river."
SALT LAKECITY - A magnitude-4.9 earthquake rattled
parts of Utah, Wyoming
and Idaho on Thursday night.
There were no reports of significant damage or injuries. University of Utah
officials said the quake's epicenter was about five miles east-northeast of
Randolph, a town about 73 miles northeast of Salt Lake
City. The quake was the largest in Utah
since a magnitude-5.9 temblor hit near St. George in 1992, according to Relu
Burlacu of the University of Utah
April 18, 2010
KLM pushes to resume flights after ash tests.AMSTERDAM - Dutch airline KLM
said it safely flew aircraft without passengers through a window in the cloud
of volcanic ash over Europe Sunday, and pressed for an
end to the total ban on commercial air traffic
that has paralyzed travel across the continent. Other airlines including Lufthansa and Air France
said they, too, were conducting test flights. Authorities, however, extended
airspace restrictions across Europe and said there was no end in sight to the plume spewing out of a volcano in Iceland,
which they insist is dangerous to planes. KLM
said the planes, of various types in its fleet, flew at normal altitude above
10,000 feet but did not encounter the thick cloud that had hovered over the
continent since Wednesday, apparently indicating the Icelandic dust had thinned
Sinkhole cuts off 100 homes in N. California city.RICHMOND,
Calif. (AP) - Crews were building a new
road after a massive sinkhole in Richmond
cut off a neighborhood of more than 100 homes. The sinkhole swallowed up two
parked cars when it opened Thursday evening. No one was in the cars. A Richmond
fire official says the hole, estimated to be about 60 feet long, 40 feet wide
and 20 feet deep, cut off vehicle access for people in the neighborhood. A
temporary road was expected to be completed after the cars were hauled out of
the sinkhole. Residents have been able to walk in and out of their
neighborhood, but not drive. Officials are still investigating what caused the
chasm to form.
Jacob's House Comment,
In the prophecy on this website entitled "GOD SPEAKS ABOUT HIS BOOK", our
Lord God, told Jacob about how He would punish the people who have denied Him
and His Son, Jesus. God spoke about how
He would have the ground swallow some of them up and how others of them would
go into captivity. God spoke about the
fact that there would be hail in the wilderness places, diseases, madness, and faintness
of heart, breath, and mind for the people who have denied and refused Him and
His Son. Many of these things are already
beginning to come to pass in these last hours before the second coming of God's
Son, Jesus, to this earth.
Excerpt from Prophecy "God Speaks About His Book";
Therefore, what will happen to all
of the wicked ones' followers who have denied My name and My grace from the
beginning?What will happen to all of the
idol worshippers who I, the Lord God, can now see in every green field today?I will tell you what will happen to them,
servant Jacob.They will be caught up
between a rock and a hard place.They
will go into captivity as the hard ground around them opens up and swallows
them all in.
For when My horses of thunder come
across a crimson sky, then the lightning based arrows from My Holy mouth will
destroy all of My enemies.When hail is
seen coming from My nostrils upon all of the wilderness places, then no one
here will be able to deny that I, the Lord God, am a living, breathing, Creator
God.They will not be able to deny that
In the end all of the creatures upon
this earth will have to bow down to My name, My glory, and My greatness. They will have to worship and praise Me and My
Son, Jesus.They will have to
acknowledge the fact that I Am their Benefactor and their Creator, or they will
succumb to madness, disease, and faintness of heart, breath, and mind.
Iceland erupting Volcano's Big Sister
Poses Bigger Threat, Scientists Say.Iceland's
erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano might be causing its fair share of havoc
across Europe but scientists said we haven't seen
anything yet. All eyes in the volcano logy community are focused on
Eyjafjallajokull's much larger sister, called Katla, which could cause
disruption on a far larger scale. Katla is about eight miles to the west, under
the Myrdalsjokull ice cap. An eruption could cause widespread flooding and
disrupt air traffic between Europe and North
America. While Katla is not part of the same underground network
of magma channels, it is close enough to be affected by power shifts in
Jacob's House Comment,
We refer you to the prophecy on this
website entitled, "God's Great Boiling Pot Today", dated 12/1/07, for the truth
and the revelations from God that can set you free from this world and its soon
from "God's Great Boiling Pot Today":
The disdain that many people have towards My new
house of Israel today will not allow them to see how I, the Lord God, am
controlling this world from the inside out.
Therefore, servant Jacob, I, the Lord God, will be looking to see if any
of the dead bones inside this boiling pot are worthy to be cleansed today. I will be watching these bones to see if they
still desire to see Me with all of the storm clouds that will soon be brewing over
In the coming months I, the Lord God, will be
watching many people to see if they have the ability to notice Me when I Am visiting
this world and walking among them. I
will be observing them to see if they are able to know when I Am punishing them
for all of their grievous sins, trespasses, and evil deeds. When I begin to heat them beyond measure I
will see if they are trying to hold onto everything they have now acquired in
In the coming hours I, the Lord God, will be
observing many people to see if they will desire to cry out to Me for My love
and mercy. When I decide to heat this great
pot to its full intensity I will be looking at their hearts and minds to see if
they are willing to turn from their evil ways.
Otherwise their bones will stay in this boiling pot until the end of
this earth age is over, servant Jacob.
Their bones will stay there until they rot inside and I have the time to
send them down to the pit.
Christianity's Surge in Indonesia. A religious revolution is transforming Indonesia. The boom is in Christianity - Indonesia's second largest faith and a growing force throughout
Asia. Indeed, the number of Asian Christian faithful
exploded to 351 million adherents in 2005, up from 101 million in 1970,
according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. It is the faith's
inroads in Indonesia that are most riveting. Exact figures are hard to
gather but a 2000 census counted just under 10% of Indonesians as Christians, a
figure many Christian leaders believe is much too low.
Some flights resume over Europe.PARIS - Applause,
cheers and whoops of joy rang out from New York to Asia to Paris
on Tuesday as airplanes gradually took to the skies after five days of being
grounded by the drifting volcanic ash that has
crippled European air travel. But only limited
flights were allowed to resume and British officials said London
airports - a major hub for thousands of daily flights worldwide - are
likely to remain closed for another day.
Volcanic ash poses little health threat
so far:WHO says.GENEVA
(Reuters) - Ash particles from Iceland's
still-erupting volcano remain high in the atmosphere and do not pose a health risk so far to people in Europe,
the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
Toning down its guidance from Friday, when it said the ash cloud that has
grounded flights could be "very dangerous" for those with asthma and respiratory problems, the WHO said there was
no cause for public health alarm so far. Icelanders
living near the volcano should stay indoors or wear face masks and goggles to
protect themselves against coarse particles that can irritate the lungs and
eyes. The most dangerous ash particles are the smallest ones which can be
breathed deep into the lungs, and which have moved further from the volcano
site in the ash plume billowing over Europe.
The deeper they penetrate into the lungs, the bigger their potential concern
for public health.
Millions spent on malaria but
problems remain.LONDON -
Health groups have spent more than a billion dollars and bought millions of
bednets to fight malaria, and 20 African
countries have increased their bednet coverage at least fivefold, new research
says. In a report on the status of malaria in Africa issued on Monday by UNICEF and Roll Back Malaria, a U.N.-led partnership,
the authors said $1.8 billion was spent last year, a 10-fold jump since 2004.
More than 150 million insecticide-treated bednets to protect against the
mosquito-borne disease have been produced and donors have purchased 160 million
drug treatments. However according to its most recent figures from 2008, the World Health Organization estimated there were about
250 million malaria cases including 850,000 deaths. Africa
accounts for 90 percent of the world's cases. Before 2008, WHO guessed there
were nearly 500 million malaria cases and 1 million deaths. The agency doesn't
issue yearly figures but estimates based on household surveys and national
statistics so there is little concrete proof to show what difference programs
Quake hits western Australian mining
town. PERTH, Australia (AP) - A powerful earthquake struck Australia's
major gold-mining region in the west Tuesday, collapsing roofs of several
buildings and prompting the evacuation of mines, schools and hospitals. The
magnitude 5 quake hit at 8:17 a.m. local time (0017 GMT, 11:17 p.m. Monday EDT)
about six miles (10 kilometers) southwest of the town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder,
according to Geoscience Australia.
78% of Americans Don't Trust Their
Government. Poll finds 'perfect storm' of discontent destroying faith in
government. Americans who trust their government are becoming increasingly few
and far between, according to a PewResearchCenter poll that found that just 22% of those surveyed said
they trust the government "just about always" or "most of the
time." This is highest level of distrust in the government the center has
found in the 52 years it has been posing the questions to Americans. Almost a third of those polled said they
considered the federal government a threat to their freedom, with 56% of all
respondents saying they were frustrated with the government, and 21% saying
they were angry.
Parasite 'a growing stroke risk'.A tropical parasitic disease is becoming an increasingly common cause of
stroke, experts say.Some 18m people worldwide have Chagas disease, caused
by an infection with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Recently, researchers
discovered having this disease puts the individual at increased risk of stroke
due to heart complications and blood clots. Chagas disease is endemic in Latin
America. But emigration of millions of people to Europe,
North America, Japan
over the past 20 years has also made Chagas disease an emerging health problem
in these countries, with the potential to cause a substantial disease burden.
One study estimates that more than 300,000 Latin American immigrants with
Chagas disease could be living in the US,
and many do not know they have it.
Jacob's House Comment,
What is happening today in many nations today is they are allowing heathen immigrants without the knowledge of God to come into their nations and destroy them from within. Many Christians are allowing these heathens who know not God to marry their sons and daughters and put them on open fires of disfigurement, stealing, and maiming.
Quote from Nehemiah 13:23-27:
23 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab:
24 And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jew's language, but according to the language of each people.
25 And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.
26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? Yet among many nations there was no king like him, who was beloved of God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.
27 Shall we hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
April 21, 2010
China mourns 2,064 victims in devastating quake. BEIJING - Bowing their heads in silent tribute, thousands of officials, soldiers and
civilians gathered Wednesday in ceremonies across China to mourn the 2,064 victims killed in a devastating
quake that hit one week ago in a remote Tibetan
Teens Now Text More Than Talk Face to Face.Not so
long ago, "text" simply described plain old letters on a page. Today,
according to new research, it's become the primary method of communication for America's
teenagers, more popular even than face-to-face conversations. News of the
paradigm shift comes by way of a report on "Teens and Mobile phones," released today by the PewResearchCenter. After
surveying some 800 teens ages 12 to 17, Pew found that 54 percent were daily
texters, up drastically from just 38 percent in 2008, and now far outpacing
actually talking to each another, which rests at a measly 33 percent. Just as
staggering is the sheer volume of texting being done by today's teens. The
study found that half of all those it surveyed send upwards of 50 text messages
a day, for a total of 1,500 a month. One in three sent more than 100 a day. The
researchers also noted a distinct gender divide, with young women texting on
average much more than young men (80 texts daily versus 30).
April 25, 2010
Emergency official: 10 killed by Miss. Tornado. Tornadoes ripped through the Southeast on
Saturday, killing 10 people in Mississippi and injuring more than a dozen others. Roofs were
torn off businesses, churches, and homes were splintered, and roads were
Sandstorm and snow close air link to China quake zone. BEIJING - A choking
sandstorm of dust and heavy snow have severed a vital air link to the remote
quake-hit Chinese county of Yushu, severely affecting relief efforts, state
media said on Sunday. An earthquake earlier this month in Yushu, high on the Tibetan plateau in western Qinghai
province, killed more than 2,000 people and left thousands of others homeless
in freezing temperatures. The government has spent millions of dollars on
projects to rein in the spread of deserts, planting
trees and trying to protect what plant cover remains in marginal areas.
But the battle is being fought against a backdrop of rising average temperatures and increasing pressure on water resources after three
decades of booming growth.
KABUL (AP) - More than 80
schoolgirls have fallen ill in three cases of mass sickness over the past week
in northern Afghanistan,
raising fears that militants who oppose education for girls are using poison to
scare them away from school, authorities said Sunday.Sayedi blamed the sickness on
"enemies" who oppose education for girls. Presidential spokesman
Waheed Omar said any attempt to keep girls out of school is a "terrorist
act." The Taliban and other conservative extremist groups in Afghanistan
who oppose female education have been known to target schoolgirls. Girls were
not allowed to attend school when the Taliban controlled most of Afghanistan
until they were ousted in the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.
University of Texas System Recalls Students from Mexico. Citing
escalating drug violence in at least seven northern Mexico
states, the University of Texas
System is ordering all students,
faculty and staff in the affected regions to return home immediately. 7 Mexican police officers killed in Ciudad Juarez. Gunmen ambushed two police
vehicles at a busy intersection in this drug- and violence-plagued city,
killing seven officers and a 17-year-old boy who was passing by, authorities
said. Ciudad Juarez, a city of 1.3 million across from El Paso, Texas, is one
of the world's deadliest cities, and a two-year turf battle between drug
cartels has left more than 5,000 people dead.
Illegal immigrant law opponents to
rally in Ariz.PHOENIX - Opponents who fear that Arizona's tough new immigration law will lead to police harassment of legal immigrants and U.S.
citizens who look Hispanic are set to demonstrate against the measure at the state CapitolSunday afternoon.
The rally comes two days after Gov. Jan Brewersigned
a bill that requires police to question people about their immigration status,
including asking for identification if they suspect someone is in the country
illegally. The law also toughens restrictions on hiring illegal immigrants for
office at day labor and knowingly transporting them. Civil rights advocates have vowed to challenge the law
in court, saying it would undoubtedly lead to racial
profiling despite Brewer's assurances. Supporters have dismissed those
concerns, saying the law prohibits the use of race or nationality as the sole
basis for an immigration check. A U.S.
congressman, who closed his Arizona office Friday, after receiving
death threats over his opposition to a contentious state immigration measure,
wants the federal government and the president to immediately reject it in the
strongest possible terms. President Obama has called the bill
"misguided" and said it could violate people's civil rights. He said
he's instructed the Justice Department to see if it is legal. At least two
advocacy groups are preparing legal challenges and Mexico
has warned that the law could affect cross-border relations.
Jacob's House Comment:
In the prophecy from our Lord God entitled GOD TALKS ON POLARIZATION,
given to Jacob on 5/18/08,
God spoke about how the mingled people in many nations would become harder to
control in the next few years. God said they would become like foaming debris
and become harder to challenge and resist. What is happening in Arizona,
Mexico, Afghanistan, Greece, and the tea party movement in the U. S., is only
the beginning of this great polarization and violence which will increase
before the second coming of Jesus, to this world.
GOD TALKS ON POLARIZATION 5/18/08
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.
Soon a burning heat, a glistening
sword, and a burning flame from Me, will turn many cities into desolate
heaps.Then shall the plight of the
poor, the homeless, the put-always, the shunned, and the unfortunate ones,
become known.In many of the great
cities and towns of this world today shall lasciviousness and corrupt behavior
be seen. This plight will not go unnoticed, or unseen, any longer.
For I, the Lord God, know many
multitudes of mingled people today are now becoming as foaming debris,
messenger and watchman Jacob. They are
getting harder to challenge, resist, or control. Therefore, soon shall the waves of this
foaming debris devour the palaces and monuments that are all around them. The seas of this earth shall soon roar, and
the oceans shall explode, into an evil nightmare before My Son, Jesus, steps
upon this earth for a second time.
Drug users must be helped to halt
AIDS spread:U.N. LONDON - Countries in eastern Europe and central Asiaface spiralling AIDS epidemics if they fail to help people who inject drugs and
stop the spread of infection, the head of the United Nations agency for
HIV/AIDS said on Friday. Countries such as Russia,
Ukraine, and others could halt or buck the global downward
trend in new HIV infections if they ignored the threat posed by drug users and
failed to introduce effective harm reduction steps. HIV infection has slowed
down globally, but it is expanding in this region of Eastern Europe
and central Asia. The 3.7 million people in the region
who inject drugs, a quarter have the human
immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS. Drug
users, often criminalized and marginalized from health and social services, can
spread the virus by sharing needles with an HIV-infected person or pass it on
by having unprotected sex.
Strong earthquake rattles eastern Indonesia island.JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 has struck Indonesia's North
Maluku province. There have been no immediate reports of
damage and no tsunami warning has been issued.
April 26, 2010
Potentially Deadly Fungus Expected to
Spread Across the U.S.NY,
NY (Apr 24) - An airborne fungus also known
as the "deadly fungus" has infected more than 50 people in the Pacific
Northwest. The fungus is capable of triggering both pneumonia and
meningitis. The fungus, Cryptococcus gattii is airborne and has only been
detected in the Pacific Northwest. Researchers studying
the fungus which is typically located in tropical climates, originates in soil
and is associated with certain tree species, and becomes airborne. Once inhaled the sickness can take up to 8
months to appear and symptoms include: Severe Headache, Fever, Chills, and
Shortness of Breath. Some infected individuals have only exhibited one of the
four symptoms. This deadly, airborne new strain of fungus has emerged in Oregon,
California, and Canada.
It has killed nearly one out of four known affected people so far and might
also attack animals ranging from dogs to dolphins. And it is likely to spread,
researchers now warn. The new strain of fungus not only targets
humans but has also proven capable of infecting dogs, cats, alpacas, sheep and
elk. Other strains have even infected porpoises.Although it can spread to mammals, it does
not jump from animals to animals. Instead, people and other animals get it from
inhaling spores released by samples of the fungus that infect trees. It has
been seen over the last decade causing outbreaks on Vancouver
and then spreading to mainland British Columbia
and the United States.The new Oregon
strain, however, appears to be a sign that the fungus is evolving and adapting
to local environments. That, in turn, suggests it's likely to spread to similar
environments in northern California,
Idaho and even parts of Nevada.
Dozen dead in violent U. S. southern storms;10 in
Miss. Hundreds of homes were damaged in the tornado, which carved a path of
devastation from the Louisiana line to east-central Mississippi, and at least
three dozen people were hurt. Two deaths in Alabama also have been blamed on
the violent weather that churned through a half-dozen Southern states over the
weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Marc
McAlister said the tornado had winds of 160 miles an hour, was 1 mile
wide, and left a path of destruction at least 50 miles long.
China quake leaves 8,000 monks homeless:state
media. BEIJING (AFP) -The quake in China's
remote northwest has left more than 8,000 monks homeless after damaging nearly
90 monasteries, state media said Monday, as the focus of relief work moved onto
resettling survivors. Authorities in the province ofQinghaisaid
repairing monasteries would be a priority in reconstruction efforts, the
state-run China Daily said, nearly two weeks
after the 6.9-magnitude earthquake, which killed over 2,200 people.
Major Earthquake hits off Taiwan Coast. TAIPEI,
Taiwan - An earthquake
struck off the southeast coast of TaiwanTaiwan
but did not hamper rescue efforts. The 6.5-magnitude quake hit at 10:59 a.m.
(0259 GMT), on Monday,
causing buildings to sway briefly but no casualties or damage. The temblor was
felt at the site of a massive landslide in northern 195 miles (295 kilometers) off the southern Taiwan city of Taitung at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).
Chicago Lawmakers: Call In the
National Guard. CHICAGO - Two
lawmakers who believe violence has become so rampant in Chicago
that the Illinois National Guard must be called in to help made a public plea
to Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday to deploy troops. A recent surge in violent crime,
including a night last week that saw seven people killed and 18 wounded, mostly
by gunfire, prompted the request from Chicago Democratic Reps. John Fritchey
and LaShawn Ford. They were joined by Willie Williams, whose son was shot and
killed in 2006. Chicago has had 113
homicide victims so far this year, almost one per day.
April 28, 2010
Hunt on for rogue male killing elephant in India. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (AFP) -Wildlife
experts in southern India are
hunting a rogue bull elephant who is thought to have gored 12 female tuskers to
death because they spurned his sexual advances. The
Times of India said on Wednesday that a 15-member taskforce has been set
up to catch the aggressive male, called Alpha, who has been on the run in the
jungles of Kerala state for the last three years. Kerala's chief wildlife
warden, K.K. Srivastava, said eight female elephants were found dead in the
vast Periyar reserve between February and June last year.
JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - Tornadoes that killed 10 people in Mississippi destroyed at least 700 homes and did tens of millions
of dollars in damage, state authorities said on Monday.
World markets tumbled Wednesday amid acute
fears that Greece's debt crisis would spread like wildfire through Europe after
a leading credit ratings agency downgraded the country's debt to junk status
and cut Portugal's rating as well.
Terror Attacks Decline Globally, but
Rise in Afghanistan, Pakistan.WASHINGTON
- An increase in terrorist attacks in Pakistan
triggered a spike in the number of civilians killed or wounded there last year,
pushing South Asia past the Middle East
as the top terror region in the world, according to figures compiled by a U.S.
intelligence agency. Thousands of civilians, overwhelmingly Muslim, continue to
be slaughtered in extremist attacks, contributing to the instability of the
often shaky, poverty-stricken governments in the region, the statistics
compiled by the NationalCounterterrorismCenter show. The struggling nations
provide havens for terrorists who are increasingly targeting the U.S.
and other Western nations. At the same time, U.S.-led operations against
insurgents increased in both countries.
U.N.'s Environmental Housekeeping in
Chaos, Internal Report Shows. The U.N. is telling countries how to save the
planet, but its own environmental housekeeping is a 'scattered' mess, according
to a report by a special group of internal investigators. U.N. efforts at
setting internal guidelines on environmental housekeeping and management across
its sprawling network of global organizations are "uncoordinated ad hoc
efforts" that "continue to be scattered." Most of the
environmental measures implemented by the central organs of its many funds and
programs, not to mention the central U.N. secretariat, "are not based on
any specific guidance and are not documented in a clear and transparent
way." When it comes to existing multilateral environmental agreements, or
MEAs, international treaties for such things as preserving biodiversity,
protecting wetlands and migratory species, and halting desertification, the
U.N. officials responsible for implementing the agreements told the inspectors
of a "lack of high-level support" from the organization's collective
Has Noah's Ark Been Found on Turkish Mountaintop? The
remains of Noah's Ark have been
discovered 13,000 feet up a Turkish mountain, according to a sensational claim
by evangelical explorers. A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers
say wooden remains they have discovered on Mount Ararat
in eastern Turkey
are the remains of Noah's Ark.
The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old,
meaning they date to around the same time the ark was said to be afloat. Mt.Ararat has long been suspected as
the final resting place of the craft by evangelicals and literalists hoping to
validate biblical stories. Yeung Wing-Cheung, from theNoah's Ark Ministries Int. found the Ark, and is 99 per cent certain this is it." "There's a
tremendous amount of solid evidence that the structure found on Mount
Ararat in Eastern Turkey is the legendary
Ark of Noah," said Aalten. Representatives of Noah's Ark Ministries said the
structure contained several compartments, some with wooden beams, that they
believe were used to house animals. At an elevation of more than 4,000 meters,
I saw a structure built with plank-like timber. Each plank was about 8 inches
wide. I could see tenons, proof of ancient construction, predating the use of
metal nails." We walked about 100 meters to another site. I could see
broken wood fragments embedded in a glacier, and some 20 meters long. I
surveyed the landscape and found that the wooden structure was permanently
covered by ice and volcanic rocks."
Jacob's House comment;
What you are seeing today in these end times is proof there is a living God and everything in the Bible is the truth. God is making these events happen at this time to Show He is the only God and the Supreme ruler Here. Soon God will also show He is faithful as promised to the chidren who love Him and His Son, Jesus, when He takes them up on the third day. He will also show that He can reconstruct and and change this world at a moments notice without anyone standing in His way. He will show He alone owns eternal life and know one who is dead in their hearts and minds can come to Him to receive this gift.
march on Wall Street, protest big banks. NEW YORK -
Thousands of workers and union leadersWall Street on Thursday to express their anger
over lost jobs, the taxpayer-funded bailout of financial
institutions and questionable lending practices by big banks. The rally
was organized by the marched on
an association of community groups. It included a diverse mixture of union
workers, activists, the unemployed, and homeowners threatened by foreclosure.
"These guys are like pirates," said small
business owner Karen Casamassima, of New
York, who called for "economic
patriotism" and held up a sign depicting a jewel encrusted skull with the
words, "Financial Terrorists."
Jacobs House Comment; More Polarization
being seen everywhere today as we said would happen in the Prophecy on
this website from God about Polarization. It is already happening
between the rich and the poor, the old and the young, the halves and
the halve nots, etc.
Pelicans, otters along La.U.S. shore in path of oil spill.MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER -
Oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of
Mexico was starting to ooze ashore, threatening migrating birds, nesting pelicans and even river otters
and mink along Louisiana's
fragile islands and barrier marshes. Crews in boats were patrolling coastal marshes early Friday looking for
areas where the oil has flowed in, the Coast Guard said. The leak from a
blown-out well a mile underwater is five times bigger than first believed. The
oil slick could become the nation's worst environmental
disaster in decades, threatening to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez in scope. It imperils hundreds of species
of fish, birds and other wildlife along the GulfCoast, one of the world's
richest seafood grounds, teeming with shrimp, oysters and other marine life.
May 3, 2010
Best case: Another week of unabated
oil geyser. VENICE, La.
- Federal officials shut down fishing from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle on Sunday because of the uncontrolled
gusher spewing massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and the environmental disaster is still expected to take at
least a week to cut off. Even that toxic scenario may be too rosy because it
depends on a low-tech strategy that has never been attempted before in deep
water. The plan: to lower 74-ton, concrete-and-metal boxes into the gulf to
capture the oil and siphon it to a barge waiting at the surface. If it doesn't
work, and efforts to activate a shutoff mechanism called a blowout preventer
continue to prove fruitless, the oil probably will keep gushing for months
until a second well can be dug to cut off the first.
Tenn. officials brace for more flooding, deaths.NASHVILLE, Tenn.
- The Cumberland River is near an expected crest
of more than 11 feet above flood stage in Nashville following
devastating weekend thunderstorms that slammed Tennessee and northern Mississippi,
killing at least 15 people. Tennessee
authorities are preparing for more deaths and have evacuated the downtown area
and north Nashville where a leaky
levee threatened residents and businesses. Flooding could hit the downtown
tourism industry, a commuter train depot and nearby LP Field, where the Tennessee Titans play. At least 11 are dead in Tennessee
and four in northern Mississippi.
Thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed by flooding and tornados.
Hospitals, schools and state buildings also were flooded.
May 6, 2010
Nashville's Famed Music Quieted by Flooding.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - While city officials reported progress Wednesday
restoring Nashville's electrical
and water systems after a devastating flood, the downtown remained dark, homes
were sodden and patience was wearing thin four days after flash flooding and
storms blamed for at least 29 deaths in three states. Nashville's
country music scene also began assessing damage from the floods. The city is
considered the heart of country music, and the blazing fiddles and screaming
guitars in Nashville's famed
downtown honky-tonks were a little quieter as business owners pumped water out
of their restaurants and bars.
Americans 'Bombarded' with Cancer
Causes.Americans are being "bombarded" with chemicals, gases
and radiation that can cause cancer, and the federal government must do far
more to protect them, presidential cancer advisers said on Thursday.Although as many as two-thirds of cancer cases are caused by lifestyle choices
like smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise, the panel said many avoidable
cancers were also caused by pollution, radon from the soil and medical imaging
FDA Finds Recalled
Children's Cold Medicines Had Bacteria.WASHINGTON -
Ingredients used by Johnson & Johnson in some of the 40 varieties of
children's cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated with bacteria,
according to a report by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA
report lists more than 20 manufacturing problems found at the McNeil Consumer
Healthcare plant in Fort Washington, Pa.,
where the formulas were made. The recalled products include children and infant
formulations of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl. The FDA report, which was
posted online, lists more than 20 manufacturing problems found at the McNeil
Consumer Healthcare plant.
One Baby Born with Syphilis Every
Hour in China.
Every hour a baby is born in China
with syphilis, as the world's fastest-growing epidemic of the disease is fueled
by men with new money from the nation's booming economy, researchers say.
The bacterial infection, which was nearly wiped out in China
five decades ago, is now the most commonly reported sexually transmitted
disease in its largest city, Shanghai.
Prostitutes along with gay and bisexual men, many of whom are married with
families, are driving the epidemic, according to a commentary published
Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The increase reflects the
country's staggering economic growth, providing both businessmen and migrant
laborers more cash and opportunity to pay for unsafe sex while away from home.
Stomach Cancer Rising in Young, White
Adults.CHICAGO - Scientists are puzzling over a
surprising increase in stomach cancer in young white adults, while rates in all
other American adults have declined. Chances for developing stomach
cancer are still very low in young adults but the incidence among 25 to 39 year
old whites nonetheless climbed by almost 70 percent in the past three decades,
a study found.
Chemical Detergents May Make Gulf Oil
Disaster Worse, Say Experts. Oil-dispersing chemicals used to clean the
vast BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico carry their own
environmental risks, making a toxic soup that could endanger marine creatures
even as it keeps the slick from reaching the vulnerable coast, experts say. The
concentration of detergents and other chemicals used to clean up sites
contaminated by oil spills can cause environmental nightmares of their own. Some
of the detergents that are typically used to clean up spill sites are more toxic
than the oil itself, in which case it would be better to leave the site alone
and allow microbes to do what they do best.
Earthquake Rattles Peru and Chile. Blackouts are being reported, likely due to
downed electricity poles, and at least 10 injuries have also been reported so
far. Whether there were any casualties remains unknown, but only moderate
damage has been seen so far. The epicenter of the quake was 25 miles west of Tacna.
Study: Older, unmarried, educated moms on
rise. Half of mothers surveyed said parenthood "just happened." While
most women giving birth are doing it within the
context of marriage, researchers said a record 41 percent of births were to
unmarried women in 2008. That's up from 28 percent in 1990, according to the
study, "The New Demography of American
Motherhood." The trend crossed major racial and ethnic groups.
Nearly 14 percent of mothers of newborns were 35 or older two years ago, and
only about 10 percent were in their teens. The age trend was reversed in 1990,
when teens had a 13 percent share of births.
Europe faces debt contagion fear. LONDON - The euro slid further amid fears that Greece's debt crisis would spread across the continent
after a ratings agency warned Thursday that contagion could hit banks in weaker
countries. Spain saw its borrowing costs rise ominously at a debt auction, and
markets looked for some form of extra help from the European Central Bank. Greece says bailout is only hope.
Obama: Authorities investigating wild
market swing.WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Friday that regulatory authorities are evaluating the "unusual
market activity" on Wall Street this week in
hopes of keeping such a sudden, violent drop from happening again. A
computerized sell-off mixed with fears that the European debt crisis would
spread sent the Dow Jones industrial average
plummeting by almost 1,000 points within a half-hour Thursday afternoon. The
market regained two-thirds of the loss before the end of trading. Obama
commented on Friday's report that the economy had added 290,000 jobs last month
while the unemployment rate inched up to 9.9
percent. Obama said that while his administration is taking steps to boost
hiring "we're also mindful of other economic factors that can
emerge," such as a plunging stock market and fears of a spreading overseas
Abandoned water cooler causes Times Square scare. NEW YORK - Police cleared streets around Times Square on Friday and called in the bomb squad after finding a cooler and a shopping bag
left on a sidewalk about a block from where a failed car bomb was found over
the weekend. They opened streets to traffic after finding out the cooler
contained only water bottles.
More of Gulf closed to fishing
because of spill. NEW ORLEANS -
Federal officials have expanded an area that is off-limits to fishing because
of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. From
of the Mississippi River, to south of Pensacola,
Fla., is now closed to fishing because of
the spill. The initial closure was 6,814 square miles and the new area is 10,807 square miles.
Late Thursday, Louisiana
officials closed shrimping in state waters from South Pass of the Mississippi to the eastern shore of FourBayousPass
just east of Grand Isle. Earlier, state waters
east of the Mississippi were
closed to seafood harvesting.
MONTREAL (AFP) - Seasonal water
levels in the Saint Lawrence seaway - a major
North American shipping corridor - have reached their lowest point in 40 years,
the Quebec hydro center warned Friday. This follows one of the warmest
Canadian winters on record, in which very little snow fell. Environment Canada
said fish are likely to suffer the most. Pike, for example, spawn their eggs in
flooded plains along the banks of the seaway that remained unusually dry this year.
Barges and ocean-going vessels that travel along
the system of locks, canals and channels from the Atlantic
Ocean to the North American Great Lakes,
have also had to reduce loads. Alfred Jaouich, a researcher at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) blamed
"a winter with little precipitation in the region of the Great Lakes," which hold 25 percent
of the world's fresh water reserves, and other
tributaries. The Great Lakes themselves are also at
record low water levels, officials said.
Jacob's House Comment,
In the prophecy on this website entitled "God's NewArk is Here" and dated 8/9/07, God spoke to Jacob about how the seas of
this world would become dead and not support life.God spoke about the fact that many outsiders, fornicators, fools, and
drunkards would not be able to enter into His new ark today.He spoke about the fact that they would not
be able to envision its glorious splendor and majesty before them.They would also miss their last opportunity
to be with God and His Son, Jesus.Instead, they would be stranded among the dead seas of this world
without God's purified water to taste and drink in their weary and troubled
souls.This prophecy from our Maker is
already coming to pass as these major great lakes dry out and have problems
supporting fish and life in them.
Excerpt from prophecy, "God's NewArk is Here":
Therefore, Jacob, though My
faithful children of the promise and the blood will be able to enter into My
new ark today, many outsiders, fornicators, fools, and drunkards will be left
behind. Though My beloved ones will be able
to enter into this new ark's loving, joyful, and peaceful chambers, the
outsiders, fornicators, and drunkards I despise will not be able to have any
solitude or peace in the coming days.
They will not be able to see when My new ark has past them by. They will not be able to envision its
glorious splendor and majesty before them.
Instead they will miss their last opportunity to have a place with Me
and My Son. They will not be able to see
My great new day when it is unfolding and coming together before their
eyes. They will also miss their last chance
on this earth to reconcile with Me for all of the evil deeds and mischievous wrongs
they have done.
Therefore, Many foolish people will
soon be stranded among the dead seas of this world, servant Jacob.They will be without My purified water of
life to taste and drink in their weary and troubled souls.My loving kindness and My beautiful ways of
righteousness will elude them on the seventh day of My new beginning.
So shall many vain drunkards and proud
fornicators refuse My precious ark as it sails past them today. They will also not be able to enter through
the door to eternal life that My Son, Jesus, maintains. Though some of them will ask Me and My Son to
forgive them of their sins, I, the Lord God, will not allow them to come into
My new ark today.
WASHINGTON - A food company is
recalling lettuce sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia because of an
E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people, three of them with
life-threatening symptoms.The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday
that 12 people had been hospitalized and the federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention said it was looking at 10 other cases probably linked to
the outbreak. Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, said it was recalling romaine
lettuce sold under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands because of a possible
link to the E. coli outbreak.
Euro zone agrees emergency steps to
(Reuters) - Euro zone leaders decided on Friday they have special measures
ready before financial markets open on Monday to prevent financial turmoil in Greece spreading to
other countries such as Spain
The leaders of the 16 countries that use the single currency said after talks
with the European Central Bank and the executive European Commission they were ready to take whatever
steps were needed to protect the stability of the euro area.
May 9, 2010
EU seeks mechanism to contain Greek
debt crisis. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union
debt crisis to stop it spreading to countries like Portugal and Spain. European Union officials have been working out the
details of a financial support mechanism that the finance
ministers aim to set in motion before markets open on Monday. "We
are going to defend the euro... we have to give more stability to our
guarantee," Spanish Economy Minister Elena Salgado
told reporters before the Brussels
talks. Ministers of France,
and other countries also stressed the need to defend the euro currency. called for strong action to ensure stability before a
meeting on Sunday to discuss ways of ring-fencing
Europe faces debt contagion fear.LONDON - The euro slid further amid fears that Greece's debt crisis would spread across the continent
after a ratings agency warned Thursday that contagion could hit banks in weaker
countries. Spain saw its borrowing costs rise ominously at a debt auction, and
markets looked for some form of extra help from the European Central Bank. Greece says bailout is only hope.
May 16, 2010
Asian ivory trade poses danger to
African elephant. A surge in demand for ivory in Asia is fuelling an illicit trade in
elephant tusks, especially from Africa.
Over the past eight years, the price of ivory has gone up from about $100 per
kilogram ($100 per 2.2 pounds) to $1,800, creating a lucrative black market.
Experts warn that if the trade is not stopped, elephant populations could
dramatically plummet. The elephants could be nearly extinct by 2020, some
activists say. Sierra
Leone lost its last elephants in
December, and Senegal
has fewer than 10 left. "If we don't get the illegal trade under control
soon, elephants could be wiped out over much of Africa,
making recovery next to impossible," said Samuel K. Wasser, director of
the Center for Conservation Biology at the University
of Washington. "The impact
that loss of this keystone species would have on African ecosystems is
difficult to even imagine." Wasser estimated that the illegal trade is
about 100 times the legal trade, with a value of $264 million over the past
decade. Demand for ivory runs strong in the Chinese city of Putian, which sits directly
across from Taiwan,
its outskirts crowded with factories owned by Taiwanese businessmen. These
businessmen have a reputation for collecting ivory, a sure way to seal a deal
with an important client.
Jacob's House Comment,
God told His servant Jacob about 5 years ago that within the next 20 to 25 years man would destroy His precious earth. God said that if He did not intervene to save this world from man's greed and selfishness, every living creature here would suffer and die because of man's sinful and self serving ways. However, the good news is our glorious God is coming to save His children and save this world. He is coming faster than most people think He is today. God will be here soon with His Son, Jesus, to deliver up His enemies to the sword. Then He will take back and preserve what He has loaned us, but has always been His.
2nd German banker doubts Greece's ability to repay. BERLIN
- The chief economist of a German bank is quoted
as saying that he doubts Greece's
ability to repay its huge debts in an orderly fashion. German
news website Handelsblatt on Sunday reported that the Dekabank's chief
economist shares the doubts voiced by Deutsche Bank AG's
Chief Executive Josef Ackermann on Thursday. Ulrich Kater was quoted as saying: "It will be very, very
difficult for Greece
to orderly repay its debt." He said the country's new austerity measures
and its lack of competitiveness were dooming Greece's
prospects for economic growth, making debt reduction difficult. Ackermann, CEO
of Germany's biggest lender, caused outrage and nervousness on already jittery
markets by publicly doubting Greece's
ability to repay its debt and mentioning the possibility of a debt restructuring.
Under pressure, BP tries again to
contain oil spill in U. S.Gulf of Mexico. GALLIANO, La (Reuters) - Energy giant
BP made a new attempt to siphon gushing oil from an offshore well as political
pressure and public outrage increased over the company's slow progress at
stopping environmental disaster. The latest fix
involves guiding undersea robots to insert a small tube into a 21-inch (53-cm)
pipe, known as a riser, to funnel the oil to a ship at the surface. Crude oil is gushing unchecked into the sea from a
blown-out offshore well a mile (1.6 km) deep on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, threatening an ecological
and economic calamity along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Oil
debris and tar has begun to wash up on barrier islands and outlying beaches of Louisiana,
Alabama and Mississippi. Scientists and
residents of the GulfCoast
say a far greater concern is the anticipated encroachment of oil into the
environmentally fragile bayous and marshes teeming with shrimp, oysters, crabs,
fish, birds and other wildlife.
Earthquake rattles East Bay, Calif.
U. S. A small earthquake rumbled about six miles northeast of Hayward this
morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which had a
preliminary magnitude of 3.3, hit at Watsonville
reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they had felt the temblor.
There were no initial reports of damage or injuries. More than 60 people from
as far north as Ukiah.
USGS reports 5.7-magnitude earthquake
strikes Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto
Rico (AP) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck the Caribbeanisland of Puerto
Rico early Sunday, the U.S.
Geological Survey said. The quake hit at (0516 GMT) four miles (six kilometers) from the
small town of Espino on the
western side of the island and 63 miles (101 kilometers) from the capital, San
Strange Sea Species Found Off Greenland. There's been a spike in fresh fish faces seen off Greenland. Whether the cause is rising ocean temperatures or increased deep-sea
fishing, the new discoveries are astounding. Looking like a creature from the
Alien movies, this nightmarish "longhead dreamer" anglerfish (Chaenophryne longiceps) was until recently an alien species to Greenland waters.
The dreamer, which grows to a not-so-monstrous 6.7 inches in length, is 1 of 38
fish species found around the Arctic island for the first time, according to a
recent study led by biologist Peter Moller of the Natural History Museum of
Denmark in Copenhagen. The Atlantic football fish and the Iceland catshark
species are among several other fish and sharks recently found in Greenland waters, many
for the first time.
May 17, 2010
Oil falls below $70 as euro sinks to
- Oil prices dropped below $70 a barrel Monday in Asia
as the euro sank to a four-year low and stock markets tumbled on investor
concern Europe's economy will wither amid a debt crisis
and fiscal austerity measures. The euro fell to $1.2279 on Monday from $1.2352
on Friday while the dollar slid to 92.03 yen from 92.30 yen. Asian stock
markets also plunged Monday, and oil investors often look to equities as a sign
of overall investor confidence.
Jacob's House Comment,
Woe, trouble, and tribulation continue to plague many nations today. Problems are increasing in them because they have defied the living God. These nations have defied God's commandments, instructions, and statutes which bring everlasting life. Therefore, they will continue to suffer with economic problems in the next few years before the second coming of our Lord Jesus to this world. They will suffer with violence, polarization, pestulance, severe weather, and problems that they will not be able to overcome or control.
Deep sea oil plumes, dispersants
endanger reefs. NEW ORLEANS - The oil spill
in the Gulf of Mexico has already spewed plumes
over ecologically sensitive reefs, part of a stalled marine sanctuary proposal
that would have restrict drilling in a large swath of the northern part of the
vital waterway. Marine scientists fear that two powerful Gulf currents will
carry the oil to other reefs. The eastward flowing loop
current could spread it about 450 miles to the Florida
Keys, while the Louisiana coastal current could move the oil as far west
as central Texas. The depth of the gushing leaks and the use of more than
560,000 gallons of chemicals to disperse the oil, including unprecedented
injections deep in the sea, have helped keep the crude beneath the sea surface.
Marine scientists say diffusing and sinking the oil helps protect the surface
species and the GulfCoast shoreline, but increases the chance of harming
deep-sea reefs, which are seen as bellwethers for sea health.
Dramatic surge seen in U. S. kids hospitalized with MRSA.CHICAGO - The number of children
hospitalized with dangerous drug-resistant staph
infections surged 10-fold in recent years, a study found. Disease
incidence increased from 2 cases to 21 cases per 1,000 hospital admissions from
1999 to 2008. Most infections were caught in the community, not in the
hospital.The study involved methicillin-resistant staph infections, called
MRSA. These used to occur mostly in
hospitals and nursing homes but they are increasingly showing up in other
settings in children and adults. Recent evidence suggests hospital-acquired MRSA
cases may be declining while community-acquired cases are becoming more common.
MRSA often begins as a pimple or boil on the
skin. It can also spread to other parts of the body, including the bones or
lungs, where it can cause pneumonia.
Four dead, many evacuated as floods sweep
central Europe. WARSAW
(Reuters) - Flash floods triggered by days of
heavy rain have killed at least four people, forced mass evacuations and cut
off power to thousands in central Europe and weather
forecasts offered no hope of respite in coming days. The Polish interior
ministry said it expected to evacuate up to 2,000 people from their homes as
floods submerged fields, roads and some railway lines. More than 2,000 people
were forced from their homes in northern Hungaryas heavy
weekend rains blocked off villages and cut power supplies.
ST. LOUIS - Heavy
U. S. rains have caused several Midwestern rivers to rise, with more
storms in the forecast. Many rivers are at or near their crest after the
latest round of spring storms over the weekend. But flood-watchers aren't ready
to relax just yet. Heavy rain caused the Mississippi,
Meramec, Grand, Fabius and other rivers to rise. Missouri was hardest hit, but
other states in the nation's midsection were seeing mostly minor flooding.
Research links pesticides with ADHD
in children. CHICAGO - A new
analysis of U.S.
health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common
pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. While
the study couldn't prove that pesticides used in agriculture contribute to
childhood learning problems, experts said the research is persuasive. Children
may be especially prone to the health risks of pesticides because they're still
growing and they may consume more pesticide residue
than adults relative to their body weight. The
children may have eaten food treated with pesticides, breathed it in the air,
or swallowed it in their drinking water. The
study didn't determine how they were exposed. Experts said it's likely children
who don't live near farms are exposed through what they eat. "Exposure is
practically ubiquitous. We're all exposed," said lead author Maryse
Bouchard of the University of Montreal.
She said people can limit their exposure by eating organic produce. The study
provides more evidence that the government should encourage farmers to switch
to organic methods.
.AP News Break: More kids' jewelry recalls in works. LOS ANGELES - Federal
regulators are expanding their investigation into children's jewelry that
contains the toxic metal cadmium, promising that
a recall announced Monday of "Best Friends"
charm bracelets will not be the last. In
addition, in recent weeks agency inspectors working at 10 of the nation's
largest ports have screened imports of jewelry for cadmium. In one instance, a
shipment of Chinese jewelry was turned away.
No HIV care for 90% of gay men in
Asia Pacific: UN Says. "HIV prevalence has reached alarming levels
among men who have sex with men and transgender populations in many countries
of Asia and the Pacific,"
the report said. The high-risk group, which includes homosexuals and bisexuals,
can potentially account for between 10 and 30 percent of new HIV infections in
a typical Asian country, the report said.
Frustration mounts as oil seeps into
Gulf wetlands. ROBERT, La. - Anger grew along the Gulf
Coast as an ooze of oil washed into delicate coastal wetlands in Louisiana, with many wondering how to clean up the
month long mess, especially now that BP's latest try to plug the blown-out well
won't happen until at least Tuesday. "It's difficult to clean up when you
haven't stopped the source," said Chris Roberts, a councilman for
Jefferson Parish, which stretches from the New Orleans metropolitan area to the coast. "You can scrape
it off the beach but it's coming right back." Roberts surveyed the oil
that forced officials to close a public beach on Grand
Isle, south of New Orleans,
as globs of crude that resembled melted chocolate washed up. Others questioned
why BP PLC was still in charge of the response.
"The government should have stepped in and not just taken BP's word,"
declared Wayne Stone of Marathon, Fla.,
an avid diver who worries about the spill's effect on the ecosystem.
At worst, oil spewed already could
fill 102 gyms.COVINGTON, La.
- Day by day, the oil gushing into the Gulf
of Mexico is adding up to mind-boggling numbers. Using worst case scenarios calculated by scientists, a
month's worth of leaking oil could fill enough gallon milk jugs to stretch more
than 11,300 miles. That's more than the distance from New
York to Buenos Aires,
Argentina, and back.
That's just shy of 130 million gallons. If the government's best case scenario
is used, and only 5.25 million gallons have spilled, those milk jugs would
cover a bit more than a roundtrip between New York
and Washington. But the
government is revising that number, with a team of scientists working around
the clock to come up with a more realistic and likely higher figure. Here's
another way to think of just how much oil has gushed out since April 20: At
worst, it's enough to fill 102 school gymnasiums to the ceiling with oil.
Analysis: Markets won't wait for EU
on debt.GENEVA - Can anything
stop the euro's decline? With the single currency facing the biggest crisis of
its existence, European governments this month thrashed out a $1 trillion
bailout for struggling member states. Market reaction was cool; the euro sank
this week to a four-year low against the dollar before recovering somewhat, and
European stock markets have taken a battering. On
Friday, after another round of tense meetings, European Union finance ministerspromised
new punishments for countries like Greece
that threaten the continent's solvency with fiscal imbalance. But many fear
this will be too little to end the crisis. If hundreds of billions of euros in
loan guarantees failed to stabilize markets, it appears unlikely that the
prospect of a lengthy EU move toward fiscal reform will do the trick.
The Oceans' Pirate Fishermen are emptying
out the fish. A forthcoming United Nations
report lays out the stark numbers: only around 25% of commercial stocks are in
a healthy or even reasonably healthy state. Some 30% of fishstocks are considered collapsed, and 90% of
large predatory fish - like the bluefin tuna so
prized by sushi aficionados - have disappeared since the middle of the 20th
century. More than 60% of assessed fish stocks are in need of rebuilding, and
some researchers estimate that if current trends hold, virtually all commercial
fisheries will have collapsed by mid century. "Fisheries across the world
are being plundered, or exploited at unsustainable rates," said Achim Steiner, the executive director of the United Nations Environment Program. He said as much
damage as the commercial fishing trade has wrought on the oceans, it's the
illegal trade that could spell their doom. Legal fishermen, the everyday
farmers of the seas, have licenses they must protect and laws they must obey.
But illegal fishing, often done on the high seas where regulations are lax and
catch limits can be exceeded with impunity, or in the coastal waters of developing
nations, which lack the ability to fight back - abides by rules of its own. There
are two many fishermen - thanks to the $27 billion in subsidies given to the
worldwide fishing industry each year. Those
subsidies - especially the billions that go to cheap diesel fuel that makes
factory fishing on the high seas possible at all, have created an industry
bigger than the oceans can support. The U.N. estimates that the global fleet
consists of more than 20 million boats, ranging from tiny subsistence outfits
to massive trawlers. Together they have a fishing capacity 1.8 to 2.8 times
larger than the oceans can sustain ably support. Our tax money is essentially
paying fishermen to strip mine the seas.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A series of
moderate earthquakes south of the California
border on Saturday shook buildings in downtown San Diego
but there were no reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey
says a magnitude-4.9 earthquake struck at Saturday, centered in Baja California
about 16 miles southwest of Calexico. A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck about
three minutes later, followed by a 3.6 quake at
Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled After 23 Sickened in 10 States.Salmonella
found in alfalfa sprouts appears to have sickened 23 people in 10 states,
including one infant in Oregon,
prompting a nationwide recall of the product. All Caldwell
alfalfa products have been recalled. The Oregon Department of
Human Services announced the recall Friday. The sprouts were produced by
Caldwell Fresh Foods of Maywood, Calif., and sold in 18 states under several
different label names.
Jacob's House will be on vacation for 3 weeks. We will resume this website for God and His Son, Jesus, in the middle of June.
June 10, 2010
Gaza blockade: Iran vs. Israel.Iran is threatening to use to its military to break
archenemy Israel's blockade of Gaza. Iran is sending three aid ships this week to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza - and
in an ominous development, the government is threatening to dispatch military escorts with the vessels. Israel says it will block
the Iranian aid ships, purportedly carrying relief supplies and volunteers.
Last month, Israel used deadlyforce
to take over a Turkish flagged aid flotilla headed to Gaza. Is this current situation as explosive as it seems,
or is Tehran bluffing?
More Active Sun Means Nasty Solar
Storms Ahead.The sun is about to get a lot more active, which could have
ill effects on Earth. So to prepare, top sun scientists met Tuesday to discuss
the best ways to protect Earth's satellites and other vital systems from the
coming solar storms. Solar storms occur when
sunspots on our star erupt and spew out flumes of charged particles that can
damage power systems. The sun's activity typically follows an 11-year cycle,
and it looks to be coming out of a slump and gearing up for an active period.
The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect
to see much higher levels of solar activity.
Red tape vexes Gulf residents seeking
BP payments.GRAND ISLE, La.
- The reefs that David Walter makes for anglers
to drop into the Gulf of Mexico
are fake, but his frustration as he tries to win compensation from BP for lost
income is real. State regulators stopped issuing permits for the reefs on May 4
because of the oil spill, effectively killing off
claims for damage. Fishermen, property owners and businesspeople who have filed
damage claims with BP are angrily complaining of delays, excessive paperwork
and skimpy payments that have put them on the verge of going under as the
financial and environmental toll of the seven-week-old disaster grows.
Jacob's House Comment,
Could one third of the fish in the ocean die because of this disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? The answer is yes and this would be one of the signals that would tell us God is ending this earth age.
Parts of Revelation 11 in the Lord God's Bible are also being fulfilled today.
Quote Revelation 11:18-19:
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Study: Lax infection control at
surgery centers. CHICAGO
- A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers - where patients get
such things as foot operations and pain injections, have serious problems with
infection control. Failure to wash hands, wear gloves and clean blood glucose meters were among the reported breaches.
Clinics reused devices meant for one person or dipped into single-dose medicine
vials for multiple patients. The findings, appearing in Wednesday's
Journal of the American Medical Association, suggest lax infection
practices may pervade the nation's more than 5,000 outpatient centers, experts
said. The study was prompted by a hepatitis C
outbreak in Las Vegas believed to
be caused by unsafe injection practices at two now-closed clinics.
Researchers optimistic in cancer fight, as
disease spreads. CHICAGO (AFP) - Medical researchers are posting optimism in
the long fight against cancer as advances were unveiled to combat the disease
that continues to rise and remains the second biggest killer in the world.
Majority of Americans Still 'Believe'
in Global Warming. Three out of four Americans believe our planet has been
warming as the result of human activity, down from the 84 percent who said so
in 2007, according to survey results released today."Several national surveys released
during the last eight months have been interpreted as showing that fewer and
fewer Americans believe that climate change is real, human-caused and
threatening to people," said Woods Institute Fellow Jon Krosnick, of Stanford University. "But our new
survey shows just the opposite."
Snowmelt-swollen rivers plague Wyoming, Colorado.CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Rain and a spring heat wave that is
quickly melting mountain snow pack have sent rivers rising across the West,
washing out small bridges and flooding homes in Wyoming and prompting some rafting companies to halt guided
trips in Colorado. National guard called in to save many homes.
Deadly tornadoes rip through Midwest.CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tornadoes and
thunderstorms tore through the Midwest
on Sunday, killing at least seven people in Ohio and triggering the
automatic shutdown of a nuclear power plantMichigan. In northwest Ohio,
seven people were confirmed dead in mostly rural LakeTownship south of Toledo. Tornadoes destroyed
dozens of homes and heavily damaged the police
headquarters and high school, authorities said. in
Cyclone Phet kills 10 in Pakistan. KARACHI (AFP) - Strong wind and rain killed 10
people, damaged property and flooded homes in southern Pakistan in the last 24
hours, but the disaster Cyclone Phet threatened to bring was averted, officials said Monday.
Floods and landslides kill 53 in southwest China. BEIJING (Reuters) - Flooding and landslides caused
by heavy rain have killed 53 people in China's southwestern Guangxi region
since late May, including three children swept away as they walked home from
school, state media reported on Monday.
Guatemala raises tropical storm death toll to 172.GUATEMALA CITY
- Guatemalan officials say the death toll from Tropical Storm Agatha has risen to 172. National
disaster agency spokesman David de Leon says 101 people are still missing in
the country and 148 were injured. The updated toll released Sunday means at
least 205 people in Central America
were killed by Agatha, whose heavy rains
unleashed floods and mudslides last weekend.
Huge sinkhole in Guatemala has neighbors jittery. GUATEMALA CITY
- Maria del Carmen de Ramirez's house is just as she left it when she fled into
the evening during a torrential downpour, as a
cavernous sinkhole opened up and swallowed the clothing factory next door. Some
66 feet (20 meters) across, nearly 100 feet (30 meters) deep and almost a
perfect circle at its gaping mouth, the sinkhole opened up suddenly May 30 in
Ciudad Nueva, a 1930s-era neighborhood full of art deco buildings and broad
streets. Many who lived nearby have abandoned their homes, while those who
remain say they are in constant fear of another collapse, one that could be
deadly this time.
Jacob's House Comment,
In the prophecy on this website entitled "God's Warns the Unclean Pots", dated 9/9/07, our Lord God spoke to Jacob about how He would destroy many pots, a metaphor for people, in the next few years. God spoke about the fact that if these people were filthy and into their lewd and evil desires, they would be swallowed up by Him, never to be seen again. This prophecy is being fulfilled less than 2 years after the Lord God spoke it to Jacob.
Excerpt from "God's Warns the Unclean Pots":
I, the Lord God, shall soon sink many
ugly pots into a deep and stinking mud hole of depression, travail, fear,
turmoil, and distress. I will show them
the debris, briars, brambles, mold, and decay they are now seeking to digest in
their inward parts. Therefore, in the
coming hours, the putrid wastewater within them will begin to boil forth measurably. It will then swallow them up in its froth,
slime, and decay.They will perish for
their own past mistakes and for their own polluted lusts of the flesh. Soon their broken remains will be poured out
upon the face of My precious earth.I will
signify them as the broken and ugly clay vessels and pots that refused to obey and
fear My Holy name.
In the coming days I, the Lord God,
will not mend or heal any of the ugly pots that I find are unattractive to Me today,
watchman.I will not save them from the
trouble and woe they are headed for.Instead, because they have decided to come against Me and My Son, Jesus,
I will use My rod of iron and affliction against them.It will come upon them when they least expect
Flood situation critical in Hungary.BUDAPEST
(AFP) - Several thousands of people were still stranded Saturday in northern Hungary
as the flooding situation remained critical after over a month of near-continuous
rainfall, authorities said. "Along the banks of the Hernad, Sajo and
Boldva rivers some 2,300 people were evacuated due to the water flooding homes
in the towns and villages" in the northeast region, a spokesman for the
rescue services said. Over 12,000 police officers, soldiers and firemen are
involved in the rescue operation.
Flooding being seen in Texas, U. S. A.SEVERAL HOMES IN LOW LYING AREAS OF THE
FLOOD PLAIN IN SEGUIN, TEXAS, HAVE BEEN
DESTROYED.NEARLY ALL OF TREASUREISLAND IN LAKEMCQUEENY IS UNDER
WATER WITH HOMES SEVERELY FLOODED AND DAMAGED. LIVESTOCK IN THE FLOOD PLAIN
ABOVE SEGUIN TO BELOW
CUERO ARE CUT OFF AND POTENTIALLY DROWNED.
June 13, 2010
Ark. campers had only seconds to escape from
flood. OUACHITA National Forest - Some people awoke to roaring floodwaters.
Others were roused by panicked banging on their cabin doors. At least a few got
out of bed and were plunged almost immediately into deep, churning water.
Vacationing families camped in a remote Arkansas valley had only a moment or
two in the darkness to escape from the worst flood to hit this area in nearly
30 years. For at least 18 people, it wasn't enough. The deadly wall of water
that rushed through a region southwest of Little Rock
struck with such force that witnesses could hear trees being ripped apart and
lumber buckling in homes that had been smashed.
Mobs burn villages, slaughter Uzbeks
in southern Kyrgyzstan. OSH,
Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyz mobs
burned Uzbek villages and slaughtered their residents Sunday as ethnic rioting
engulfed the region. The government ordered troops to shoot rioters dead but
even that measure failed to stop the spiraling violence. More than 100 people
have been killed and over 1,000 wounded in the impoverished Central Asian
nation since the violence began Thursday night. Doctors say that death toll is
low, because wounded Uzbeks are too afraid of being attacked again to seek
treatment in hospitals.
Massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes
northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports that a powerful 7.8
magnitude earthquake struck northern Sumatra at local time (). The PacificTsunamiWarningCenter (PTWC) does not believe a widespread tsunami has been
generated but warns that a local tsunami is possible. The location of the quake
is only 105 miles from a magnitude 9.2 earthquake that occurred in December
2004. That quake generated a tsunami that claimed the lives of 227,898 people
and ranked among the 10 deadliest quakes in history.
US soldiers fight crime in Puerto Rico's heartland. AIBONITO, Puerto
Rico - Cradling an M-16 rifle, Army National Guard Lt. Anthony
Santiago stares down cars at a police checkpoint in his latest mission: helping
to stem a vicious crime wave in Puerto Rico's central
mountains. The island's once-tranquil heartland has become a new refuge for
drug gangs flushed out of the big cities, local officials say, prompting the
Gov. to deploy National Guard troops to help police restore the peace. Despite
some ambivalence toward American troops, crime-weary Puerto Ricans say they are
desperate for reprieve following one of the U.S. Caribbean territory's most
violent years on record. Puerto Rico, which had its
third-worst year on record in 2009 with 894 slain, is on track for just as
bloody a year as the island struggles with a grinding recession.
75,000 Uzbeks flee ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan.
Mobs of rioters slaughtered Uzbeks and burned their homes and businesses in
Kyrgyzstan's worst ethnic violence in decades, sending more than 75,000 members
of the ethnic minority fleeing the country in attacks that appeared aimed at
undermining the Central Asian nation's new interim government. More than 100
people were killed in southern Kyrgystan and more than 1,200 wounded in days of attacks, according to government
estimates Sunday. The true toll may be much higher.
Tsunami alerts canceled after strong Indian Ocean quake. PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a
magnitude of 7.5 struck in the ocean near India's Nicobar Islands on Sunday, sparking some tsunami
warnings, the U.S. Geological Survey and local officials
June 15, 2010
5.7 Mag Quake Shakes Southern California.SAN
DIEGO - The California-Mexico border region was rocked
by a magnitude-5.7 quake Monday, rattling nerves from San
Diego north to OrangeCounty and Los
Angeles. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was
centered five miles southeast of Ocotillo in Imperial County - about 85 miles
east of San Diego. At least 45 aftershocks were recorded immediately following
Monday's 5.7 quake, with the largest measuring at magnitude-4.5.
Firefighters Become Trapped as Rescue
Boat Sinks in Oklahoma
firefighters attempting a swift-water rescue were trapped after their boat
became submerged in heavy floodwaters on the city's north side. Crews have
rescued at least 50 motorists and residents after flash flooding washed-out
roads and inundated neighborhoods in the Oklahoma City
area. No injuries were immediately reported, but portions of three interstates
and numerous thoroughfares in and out of the metro area were closed. Weather
service meteorologist Forrest Mitchell says the area received showers and
thunderstorms almost continually for the better part of six hours Monday
morning. More rain was expected later in the day.
Doctor Says Kids
Under 9-Years-Old Should Be Banned from Computers.A leading U.K.
expert has urged schools to ban children under the age of nine from using
computers because the technology is damaging their brains, The London
Sunday Telegraph reported. Speaking at a conference of childcare
specialists Saturday, Dr. Aric Sigman, a psychologist and author, said
technology affects children’s attention spans and is harmful to their
under-developed brains. He said statutory rules introduced in 2008 which
recommends toddlers be introduced to computers as early as 22 months of age is "subverting
the development of children's cognitive skills." "There is evidence
to show that introducing information andcommunication technology (ICT) in the
early years actually subverts the very skills that government ministers said
they want children to develop, such as the ability to pay attention for
sustained periods," Sigman said. "The big problems we are seeing now
with children who do not read, or who find it difficult to pay attention to the
teacher, or to communicate, are down to attention damage that we are finding in
all age groups."
June 16, 2010
Strong quakes in Indonesia kill 3,
collapse homes. JAKARTA, Indonesia
- A series of powerful earthquakes rattled Indonesia
on Wednesday, killing at least three people, triggering landslides and
demolishing dozens of homes. A tsunami warning sent panicked residents fleeing
buildings to high ground. The 7.0 magnitude quake was centered 18 miles (29
kilometers) beneath the ocean floor and 125 miles (195 kilometers) off the
northern coast of Papua province, the U.S. Geological
Survey said on its website. It was accompanied by aftershocks, the highest
measuring 6.4. More than 20 houses collapsed in Serui, a town in Yapen
district, sparking fires in at least seven places.
Is Global warming real? - It is
being reported that May was the warmest on record, making this an ongoing
warmth now completing 303 consecutive months.
Sea creatures flee oil spill,
gather near shore. GULF SHORES, Ala. - Dolphins and sharks are showing up in
surprisingly shallow water just
off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small
fish congregate by the thousands off an Alabama pier. Birds covered in oil are crawling
deep into marshes, never to be seen again. Marine scientists
studying the effects of the BP disaster are seeing some strange and troubling
phenomena. Fish and other wildlife are fleeing the oil out in the Gulf and
clustering in cleaner waters along the coast. But that is not the hopeful sign
it might appear to be, researchers say. The animals' presence close to shore
means their usual habitat is badly polluted, and the crowding could result in mass die-offs as
fish run out of oxygen. Also, theanimals
could easily get devoured by predators.
Prescription Painkillers Soars in U. S.
Abuse of prescription pain relievers
is soaring in the United States, according to what health officials call "alarming
findings" in a new report. Visits to hospital emergency departments
involving nonmedical use of prescription narcotic pain
relievers more than doubled between 2004 and 2008, according to a study by the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The abuse of
prescription drugs is our nation's fastest-growing drug problem. And
this new study shows it is a problem that affects men and women, people under
21, and those over 21," said Office of National Drug Control Policy
Director Gil Kerlikowske. Three
prescription opioid pain relievers
were most frequently involved in hospital emergency department visits related
to nonmedical use from 2004 to 2008: Oxycodone products: Up 152 percent (well more than doubling), to 105,214. Hydrocodone products: Up 123 percent, to 89, 051. Methadone products: Up 73 percent, to 63, 629.
Jacob's House Comment,
Without God and His Son, Jesus, in his life, man is susceptible to all kinds of sinister problems and troubles, which are all around him today. These problems include sorcery, dangerous substances, witchcraft, and other types of addictions he is unable to control. Only God can comfort man inside and make him immune to all of the problems and troubles that can afflict his soul and confront him today. Only by man surrendering his heart and mind to God's only Son, Jesus, can he come into the presence of His Creator. Only through God and His Son can man discover true meaning and purpose in his life.
6.3 magnitude quake strikes off Japan. TOKYO
(AFP) - A strong quake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck in the Pacific Ocean off northern Japan on Friday, but no immediate damage was reported and
no tsunami warning was issued, seismologists said.
3 killed, dozens injured in Minn. Tornadoes.WADENA, Minn.
- Police and National Guard soldiers blocked off neighborhoods Friday as city
officials organized a cleanup from tornadoes that ripped through the city the
night before, part of a turbulent system that fueled twisters across the state
and killed at least three people. Dozens more were injured in Thursday's heavy
weather. The National Weather Service collected 36 reports of tornado
sightings, with northwestern and southern Minnesota
hit hardest. If the sightings are all confirmed, it would exceed the previous
state record of 27 in one day, in 1992.
Marie Callender recall after
- ConAgra Foods is recalling all Marie Callender's brand cheesy chicken and rice frozen meals after they have been possibly linked to a salmonella
outbreak in 14 states. The company said it was recalling the meals after it was
informed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a
possible link between the meals and 29 illnesses. Eight of those sickened reported
eating the product in April or May 2010.
Campbell Soup recalls 15M pounds of SpaghettiOs.
WASHINGTON - Campbell Soup Co. is
recalling 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs with meatballs after a cooker
malfunctioned at one of the company's plants in Texas
and left the meat undercooked. The Agriculture Department announced the recall
late Thursday. Campbell spokesman
Anthony Sanzio said the company is recalling certain lots of the product
manufactured since December 2008 "out of an abundance of caution"
because officials don't know exactly when the cooker at the Paris,
Texas, plant malfunctioned. Officials
believe it happened recently but aren't sure, he said.
Jacob's House Comment,
From now on we are going to have diseases of all kinds proliferate and get worse in the next few seasons of time. The Lord God is trying to show us how defiled our food has become because of our reluctance to follow His tried and tested ways. These ways include giving farm land a rest every 7 years, and refusing to use pesticides and poisons on our crops to make them continue to grow.
More serious flooding in China-China says 132 people have died in flooding in nine southern provinces The Ministry of water resources said Sunday that 86 other people are
missing and more than 860,000 have fled their homes. The evacuation figure is
lower than Saturday's 1.4 million. More than 10 million people have been
affected by the floods.
Afghan mineral wealth worth $1 trillion says report. The war-torn nation of Afghanistan sits atop
nearly $1 trillion US worth of valuable minerals, senior military officials said
Monday. Afghan President Hamid
Karzai says his country's mineral resources could be worth as much as $3
trillion.According to a report
in the New York Times on Monday, aerial surveys of the region as far back as
2006 have suggested the presence of multiple valuable minerals including iron,
copper, cobalt and gold. Metals with much more contemporary uses such as
niobium and lithium have also been discovered. An internal military memo refers
as "the Saudi Arabia
of lithium," the report said.
Lithium is a key metal used in next-generation batteries for mobile
electronic devices. The news is being hailed for suggesting the potential to
into one of the most important mining centers in the world.
Jacob's House Comment,
This report released by the US government shows why the US was desirous to go into Afghanistan years ago. It shows one of the main reasons the US is in this God forsaken area of the world. It shows that the US military is there to prepare the way for the exploitation, mining, and distributing of the wealth and minerals located in the Afghanistan soil.
June 21, 2010
Montana police guard zone damaged by tornado. BILLINGS, Mont. - National Guard troops and local police were keeping a close eye on damaged property after a tornado barreled through two Billings neighborhoods, tearing the roof off a sports arena and several buildings. The tornado struck at about Sunday, running through Main Street and damaging about 10 small businesses in the city's northeast area before quickly moving toward the 10,000-seat Rimrock Auto Arena about a half-mile away.
Hundreds urged to evacuate ahead ofAZ wildfire.FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A fast-spreading wildfire swept across 7-square miles of land on the outskirts of this forested mountain city, threatening homes and prompting calls for hundreds of evacuations. Firefighters worked through the night against a blaze that erupted Sunday morning and sent a huge plume of smoke over parts of the region. Five helicopters and eight air tankers dropped fire suppression chemicals and as 300 firefighters worked feverishly to contain the blaze.
Heavy rains kill at least 175 in southern China. BEIJING (Reuters) -Heavy rain across a swathe of southern China over the last week has killed at least 175 people and left 107 missing, as rivers broke their banks and landslides cut off road and rail links, state media said on Monday. Torrential downpours have triggered flash floods, inundated crops, disrupted traffic and telecommunications, forcing the evacuation of more than 1 million people. The official China Daily put economic damage at 19.7 billion yuan ($2.89 billion). The country's disaster relief departments raised the emergency response level on Saturday after more floods hit southern China and as authorities forecast more rainfall in coming days. Worst hit were the provinces and regions of Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Sichuan, Guizhou and Guangxi.
June 24, 2010
Magnitude-5.0 earthquake reported in Canada.TORONTO - A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and homes and businesses were shaken from Canada's capital in Ottawa on south to an arc of U.S. states. Morgan Moschetti, a seismologist with the USGS, said it was not unusual for an earthquake to be felt 300 miles (482 kilometers) from the epicenter and noted that the latest quake was felt in the U.S. from Chicago to Maine. Other states that reported feeling tremors were Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York.
Americans hopeful about cancer and computers: survey. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are largely hopeful that cancer will be cured and that computers will be able to chat with them by 2050, but they are also braced for a major energy crisis and a warming planet, according to a survey released on Tuesday. More than half, or 58 percent, fear another world war in the next 40 years and 53 percent expect a terrorist attack against the United States using a nuclear weapon. The poll shows Americans are in general far less hopeful than they were in 1999. In 1999, 81 percent said they were optimistic about life for themselves and their families. The current poll found just 64 percent were optimistic today.
ConnecticutSchool Removes Lord Reference in High School Diplomas. Seniors at a New Haven, Conn., high school will not be graduating “in the year of our Lord” this year - or any future years, according to the superintendent of schools. The school district has removed the traditional phrase from high school diplomas after someone complained. “It’s a religious thing,” Superintendent Reginald Mayo told the New Haven Register. “I’m surprised it took this long for someone to notice it. We certainly don’t want to offend anyone.” Last year, former alderwoman Ina Silverman filed a complaint about “in the year of our Lord" when her daughter was a student at WilburCrossHigh School. According to the newspaper, Silverman took her concerns to the mayor, who then asked the superintendent to remove the words. Mayo told the newspaper it was a small change, but it was a necessary change. The American Humanist Association heralded the decision.
Mass. district under fire for policy that would let elementary school students get condoms. PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) - A new policy in a Massachusetts public school district that makes condoms available to all students, even those in elementary school, is drawing criticism from some who say it goes too far. Provincetown School Board Chairman Peter Grosso says because there is no set age when sexual activity starts, the committee decided not to set an age for condom availability. Under the policy, any student requesting a condom from a school nurse must first receive counseling, which includes information on abstinence. The policy does not require the school to contact parents. The policy was approved by Provincetown's school committee June 10. It takes effect in the fall.
June 27, 2010
With 200 dead, more heavy rains expected for southern China amid flood season. BEIJING (AP) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in southern China's Jiangxi province Thursday to oversee rescue efforts and visit victims of the widespread flooding that has killed more than 200 and caused $6.4 billion in damages. Wen arrived in the flood-stricken Fuzhou city amid heavy rains, visiting and giving moral support to rescue workers and local residents, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. About 100,000 people were evacuated earlier this week in Fuzhou as the nearby FuheRiver breached its banks and a dike on another portion of the river burst.
Jacob’s House Comment,
China is being judged by God for not knowing Him and His Son, Jesus.China is suffering with damaging weather coming from the Lord God’s rebuke on its idol worship and its immoral practices like slavery and debauchery.Therefore, you can expect China’s woes and troubles to increase in the next few seasons of time leading up to the return of our blessed Lord Jesus.
Massive floods flatten Brazilian town, kill more than 3 dozen; 600 reported missing. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Torrential waters flattened a small town as floods raged through two states in northeastern Brazil and the death toll was expected to surpass 44 as rescuers searched Wednesday for hundreds of people reported missing. The entire town of Branquinha, population 12,000, will have to be rebuilt in a different location. Television footage showed a train station washed away, its tracks ripped from the earth. Cars lay overturned and strewn along a riverbank. Dazed people wandered about streets littered with couches, chairs and mountains of mud. A humble Roman Catholic Church with a rose-colored facade was one of the few buildings to survive - but it was surrounded by the rubble of nearby homes. Storms last week dumped a month's worth of rain on parts of neighboring Alagoas and Pernambuco states, near the point where Brazil juts farthest east into the Atlantic.