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Delaware: Thousands Of Dead Fish Found At Silver Lake

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By JESSE PAUL AND JAMES FISHER – “REHOBOTH BEACH — Thousands of dead, rotting fish are fouling Silver Lake along Rehoboth Beach’s southern border, the victims of high temperatures and algae that consumed too much of the lake’s oxygen.

The Fish and Wildlife Division of the state’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said 1,500 gizzard shad, 2 to 4 inches long, were found floating Wednesday, along with 800 white perch. Overnight, thousands more fish died, with as many as 6,000 gizzard shad and 600 adult white perch succumbing by Thursday, along with blue gills and largemouth bass in smaller numbers.

‘Increased temperatures lead to warmer water, which holds less dissolved oxygen,’ John Clark, DNREC Fisheries administrator, said in a news release. ‘So seeing more fish kills this summer as the heat continues would come as no surprise.’

The dead fish, and the sharp, dank odor that could be sniffed from blocks away, was an unwelcome development in the wealthy neighborhood around the lake, where plenty of vacationers were in town.

‘Yesterday, it was the little fish. Today, it’s the big fish,’ said Mary Iannicelli, walking on a side street near the lake. ‘We’re just wondering if they’re gonna clean it up.’

Sherry Chappelle, who’s lived here for 15 years, said it was the first fish kill she’d seen, although she had heard of others.” Read more.

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Arizona: Thousands Of Fish Found Dead Along 20-Mile Stretch Of The Salt River

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By Chelsey Davis, AZCentral – “An outbreak of golden algae killed thousands of fish this week in a 20-mile stretch of the Salt River, officials said.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department received reports from fishermen Tuesday of dead fish floating to shore. The reports ranged from east of Roosevelt Lake to Horseshoe Bend, said Jim Paxon, a spokesman for Game and Fish.

After taking water samples and testing the fish, investigators determined Friday that golden algae caused the die-off, Paxon said.

Authorities believe the drought, along with increased salinity in the water, led to the outbreak of golden algae, said Kirk Young, a Game and Fish fisheries biologist.

Officials are not sure what triggered the toxicity and salinity problem in the Salt River. Paxon said storms in the mountains could have washed ash and silt from the Wallow Fire into Black River to the White River, which turns into the Salt River.

Paxon said that the river is nearly 15 degrees cooler than Roosevelt Lake and that the algae problem subsides before entering the reservoir.

But in the Salt River, the amoebalike golden algae attacked the gills of fish and suffocated them, Paxon said.

Fish such as bluegill, buffalo, carp and catfish have been most affected in the river, Paxon said.” Read more.

South Dakota: Thousands Of Fish Found Dead Along The James River As Far As The Eye Can See, ‘I’ve Never Seen Fish Dead Like This’

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By Evan Coughlin, KSFY – “For many anglers across South Dakota, this time of year is perfect to go out, cast a line and catch some fish.

But many fishermen on the James River near the North Dakota border are now concerned; after dead fish have been found along the shores of the river.

For as far as the eye can see, dead fish are scattered along the banks of the James River near the North Dakota border.

Sportsmen like Tink Sullivan have been fishing off the banks of the James River near Hecla for decades.

‘I’ve never seen fish dead like this,’ Sullivan said.

With summer now upon us warm weather and water shortages are underway; which could translate into water restrictions upstream and less water flowing downstream.

‘We wish we could have saved them, but I don’t know the answers to how we could have, but, it’s kind of a crying shame,’ Sullivan said.

He says the water levels here along the James River have continued to decline rapidly, which he believes could be the culprit.

‘From that culvert over there, it’s probably dropped ten feet or better,’ Sullivan said.

According to Regional Fishery Manager Mark Ermer with the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department; hot weather and a lack of flow in the James River has caused oxygen levels in the water to become stagnant, killing countless fish.

All of the water releases into the James River in South Dakota are controlled by a dam in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Sullivan says releases from the dam have been very inconsistent.

‘I hope we can get a little bit of water to get the fish back, but, we don’t need the water like we’ve had in the past years,’ Sullivan said.

Sullivan says until more water is released into the James River, he expects the fish will continue to die.” Read more.

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Muslim Group: ‘Christianity Should Be Destroyed And Wiped From The Face Of The Earth’, It Is ‘Evil’ and ‘Demonic’

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Isaiah 5:20a, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness …”

By Michael Carl – “A Muslim group has released its plan to ‘wipe Christianity from the face of the earth,’ Islamize the West and establish an Islamic system of world government – placing those who resist ‘under a police state.’

The 23-page booklet, ‘The Global Islamic Civilization: The Power of a Nation Revived,’ is the brainchild of the United Muslim Nations International, a group led by Sheik Farook al-Mohammedi. The document outlines a plan for Muslim world domination and the re-establishment of the Caliphate.

Al-Mohammedi leaves no doubt about his view of Christianity.

‘Christianity should be destroyed and wiped from the face of the earth,’ al-Mohammedi said. ‘It is an evil demonic and Anti-Christ system, all Christians are in complete Ignorance.’

The sheik includes a veiled threat in his remarks.

‘Islamic Power has returned upon the face of the earth and the Revived Global Caliphate has set eyes on the West to once and for all rid the world of Christianity and there is nothing you can do about it,’ al-Mohammedi said.

He makes his objective clear.

‘I have pledged and made a firm promise to the Caliphate of the United Muslim Nations International organization that I will do my utmost to Islamize all of the West within a short period of time,’ al-Mohammedi said.

Al-Mohammedi’s views are reflected in the book, which calls on all Muslims to, ‘listen attentively (to the teaching in the booklet) so they may be able to feel the spirituality of an Islamic revival within themselves and they will be able to achieve the much needed upliftment and also a means in gaining the closeness of Allah Subahanhu wa-ta’ ala.’

The document is a clear statement on the organization’s objective. Page 2 explains that the emergence of an Islamic Caliphate is the ultimate goal of all Muslims.” Read more.

Flashback: Rising Islamic Leader Declares ‘We Will Launch a Campaign of Islamic Conquest Throughout the World’, ‘Exterminate’ Christians Who Get In the Way of Sharia – “A rising leader in the radical Islamic movement in Egypt that has become a major political player since the demise of Hosni Mubarak’s regime says Christian churches may need to be blown up and Christians exterminated to allow the advance of Islamic law, or Shariah. The comments come from Sheik ‘Adel Shehato, a senior leader with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist group… The sheik, a senior jihadist leader, responded to a question about using violence against Christians, who make up a substantial minority in Egypt.” Read more.

Joel Richardson In ‘The Line of Fire’ With Dr. Michael Brown

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Richardson: “I had the opportunity to visit again today with my friend, Dr. Michael Brown, leading Messianic Jewish activist, author, speaker and theologian on his nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. As always, it was a pleasure and honor to chat with Dr. Brown. In the first hour, Dr. Brown talks with David Rubin, former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, about the new Islamic leadership of Egypt. Then the second hour, Dr. Brown and I talk about my new book Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist. You can listen to or download the audio file here.

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Rise Of Islamic Turkey Triggers Warnings Of Biblical Prophecy

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WND – “The rumblings stirred by record-setting new film in Turkey are triggering alarm bells with students of biblical prophecy, who warn the world system the Antichrist will use to rise to power is already on the march.

‘Constantinople will surely be conquered one day. The commander who conquerors it is a blessed commander. His soldiers are blessed soldiers’ – thus opens the film ‘Fetih 1453.’

‘Fetih’ (meaning ‘conquest’) begins in 7th century Arabia with Muhammad, who is presented off camera lest pious Muslims be offended by his physical portrayal, declaring the quote above. The film tells the story of the conquest of the Christian East Roman Empire and its capital Constantinople by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, thereafter known as Mehmet Fatih, or the Conqueror.

Director Faruk Aksoy’s film is the now the most watched and highest grossing movie in Turkish history, earning more than $60 million worldwide.

But Joel Richardson, author New York Times best-selling ‘The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth About the Real Nature of the Beast’ and ‘Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist,’ just released by WND Books, views the release of ‘Fetih 1453’ and the rise of Turkey as a world power as confirming biblical prophecy.

‘In my book ‘Mideast Beast,’ I walk the reader through several key biblical texts that also point to a renewed Turkish power in the last days,’ Richardson told WND. ‘As the Obama administration is openly getting behind the Islamist government in Turkey, numerous world events are all aligning with what the biblical prophets spoke. For those who take biblical prophecy seriously, awaiting the return of Jesus, the events now unfolding in Turkey and the region – the days in which we are now living – are absolutely profound.’

Christian prophecy teachers are reexamining previous dogma regarding the empire of the Antichrist. Until recently North American prophecy teachers almost exclusively held to the European Antichrist theory Read more…

America Calls Afghanistan A ‘Major Non-Nato Ally’

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Yes, the nation that descends into a fit of chaotic rage and begins killing innocent Americans upon learning that their holy book wasn’t treated like the Source of All Life is given the status of a “major non-Nato ally.” Let’s just ignore the fact that Afghan President Karzai would rather support a pro-terror country like Pakistan (and others I’m sure) instead of America if given the choice …

“The United States has given Afghanistan the status of ‘major non-Nato ally’.

The designation, which includes countries such as Australia, Egypt and Israel, gives preferential access to US arms exports and defence co-operation.

The announcement was made by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan.

It comes ahead of a major donors’ conference in Japan, which is due to discuss aid to Kabul after most Nato-led troops leave the country in 2014.

Participants at Sunday’s meeting in Tokyo are expected to commit almost $4bn (£2.6bn) in annual development assistance to Afghanistan.

The country’s central bank says it needs more than $4bn in aid each year, on top of $4bn for security forces.

A senior British official described the task of raising that money at the Tokyo conference as an unprecedented challenge,

Afghanistan is seeking firm commitments, but donors at Tokyo’s meeting are also seen as likely to demand guarantees from Kabul on good governance and transparency.

Pullout fears

Ms Clinton said after talks with President Hamid Karzai that awarding Afghanistan the new status was a ‘powerful symbol of our commitment to Afghanistan’s future’.” Read more.

Flashback: Afghan President Hamid Karzai: If America and Pakistan Go To War, Afghanistan Will Back Pakistan – “Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday… ‘God forbid, If ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan,’ he said in the interview to Geo television. ‘If Pakistan is attacked and if the people of Pakistan needs Afghanistan’s help, Afghanistan will be there with you.’” Read more.

Canada: Prince Edward Island And Federal Governments Investigate Discovery Of Dead Fish

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The Canadian Press – “COLEMAN, P.E.I. – The P.E.I. and federal governments are investigating after a number of dead fish were found in a tributary of the Trout River, the same area of West Prince where a large fish kill was recorded a year ago.

The province says the Trout Unlimited chapter of Prince County found the dead fish in Barclay Brook in Coleman on Thursday afternoon after a heavy rainfall the night before.

It says samples of soil, foliage and water have been collected for analysis.

The number of fish that were killed wasn’t immediately known, but 52 brook trout and one juvenile Atlantic salmon were collected for samples.

A provincial biologist involved in the investigation wasn’t available to comment.

Last July, hundreds of dead fish were found in the Trout, Big Pierre Jacques and Mill rivers after heavy rainfalls but officials said it was likely that thousands of fish were killed.

After that fish kill, a farmer was fined $3,000 last September after he pleaded guilty to farming within 200 metres of a watercourse boundary without the protection of a grass headland.

The P.E.I. government says the provincial departments of Environment Labour and Justice, along with Environment Canada, were involved in the investigation.” Source – Winnipeg Free Press.

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Canada: Anthrax Feared In Mass Bison Kill In Northwest Territories

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CBC News – “Anthrax is believed to have killed 128 bison northwest of Fort Providence, N.W.T.

The carcasses were found close to Mills Lake during a routine anthrax surveillance flight this week.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued an anthrax emergency response plan to deal with the potential outbreak.

‘A field test on a couple of carcasses did turn out positive,’ said Judy McLinton, the department’s spokeswoman. ‘Given the number of carcasses and the chance when they looked at them that it was probably or potentially anthrax, we activated our emergency response plan.’

On Thursday, the department sent samples from the dead animals to a Canadian Food Inspection Agency lab in Lethbridge, Alta. for testing, she said. They expect the results in a week’s time.

McLinton said the department will start disposing of the carcasses. Typically they burn carcasses that have died of anthrax but given the number, she said that could take up to six weeks.

‘They’ll treat the carcasses with formaldehyde, tarp them, because we want to keep the anthrax spores intact, and then we’ll burn as we move along.'” Read more.

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