Archive for 08/14/2012

New Jersey: Pesticides Blamed After Dozens of Dead Birds Fall From The Sky Like ‘Something Out Of A Movie’

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By Dan Stamm, NBC10 – “Residents in a Cumberland County community were left wondering Tuesday morning what caused dozens of birds to drop dead from the sky.

Residents along Peach Drive in Millville found at least 80 birds — many red-winged blackbirds — on the ground dead having fallen from trees and the sky. One neighbor even said he saw the birds falling out of the air.

‘Crazy — something out of a movie,’ said resident Michelle Cavalieri who saw the birds fall from the sky.

The birds caused a bloody mess on roadways in the residential neighborhood.

‘They’d get up and try and fly and they were out of control so they’d crash and fall again,’ said resident Jim Sinclair. ‘It was just strange.’

Animal control, public health officials and other emergency crews were on the scene later Tuesday morning collecting dead birds to try and figure out exactly what caused so many of them to die.” Read more.

Egypt: Islamist Organizations Distribute Leaflets Calling For The Killing Of All Christians Who Will Not Convert To Islam

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The Sharia of Islam has spoken loud and clear in Egypt: worship Allah, or die …

Revelation 13:15, “And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain” (ESV).

Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, “… This is the curse [“alah”] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”

By Raymond Ibrahim – “According to today’s issue of El Fegr, ‘Elements of terrorist, jihadi organizations distributed leaflets today inciting for the killing of Copts in Suez, Ismailia, and Upper Egypt, promising them [Copts] a tragic end if they do not return to the truth.’

An image of a copy of the letter appears on El Fegr’s website. Titled ‘An Urgent and Important Notice,’ it begins by calling on ‘all brothers and sisters’ to ‘kill or physically attack the enemies of the religion of Allah—the Christians in all of Egypt’s provinces, the slaves of the Cross, Allah’s curse upon them…’ It proceeds to promise a monetary reward for whoever helps ‘achieve Allah’s rights against his enemies.’

As a testimony to how safe the jihadi organizations of today’s Egypt feel under the new president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi, the usual cryptic language is dropped, as the letter names contact points and even a mosque, Sheikh Ahmed Mosque in Kasfrit, where those interested should rally ‘after Friday prayers where new members to the organization will be welcomed.’

This genocide has been called until Egypt’s Christians ‘return to the truth,’ a reference apparently meaning that Egypt’s Christians must either embrace ‘the truth’—that is, Islam, which they must convert to—or else return to the truths of the religion, which holds that Christians must embrace their subhuman dhimmi status (Koran 9:29).

Both forced conversions and dhimmi status for Christians are a regular feature of Egypt’s landscape, past and present.

Subsequent news reports cite the growing fear and terror among Egypt’s Christian population.” Source – Jihad Watch.

Related: The Mark of the Beast — What Your Church May Not Be Telling You

Related: Christian Bishop in Egypt: Christians Are Currently Experiencing Their Worst Time in Recent Centuries, Many Now Unable to Buy or Sell

Related: ‘Bloody’: Christian Persecution is ‘Coursing Through Muslim-Majority Nations from One End of the Globe to the Other’

‘Catastrophic’: Butane-Filled Well In Louisiana Could Explode, Releasing As Much Energy As 100 Hiroshima Bombs

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By Deborah Dupre -“A possible breach of a butane-filled well 1500 feet from Bayou Corne’s sinkhole, the size of three football fields, is so ‘very serious,’ it has Assumption Parish sheriff and local residents ordered to evacuate worried about a catastrophic explosion, one according to scientists in an Examiner investigation, would be in the range of one and a half B83 thermonuclear (hydrogen) bombs, the most powerful United States weapons in active service.

‘The disaster is made all the more worrisome because the hole is believed to be close to a well containing 1.5 million barrels of liquid butane, a highly volatile liquid that turns into a highly flammable vapor upon release,’ CNN reported Friday about Louisiana’s declared State of Emergency.

Earlier it was reported the butane-filled well is only 1500 feet from the sinkhole and it will not be emptied.

A breach of that well, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said, could be ‘catastrophic,’ CNN reports.

If ignited, the butane well would release as much explosive energy as 100 Hiroshima bombs, Deborah Dupré’s scientist sources told her Sunday.

Friday, officials went door-to-door in the Bayou Corn area to complete questionnaires, including next of kin contact details of locals at home after the mandatory evacuation orders, as Fox News reported, while ABC reported, ‘If any of the dangers seem to become more imminent,’ the present mandatory order will be ‘escalated to a forced evacuation.’

Some residents of Louisiana’s cultural gumbo of Assumption Parish think dangers are more imminent now, despite state Department of Health & Hospitals Office of Public Health officials’ letter to parish officials about air and water testing data.

‘Based on their testing, it doesn’t appear that chemical exposure of site-related contaminants pose a public health risk in the immediate area of Bayou Corne,’ parish officials said.

Since Saturday, disaster workers are required to wear respirators, although the public within the disaster area is not.

Government cover up continues angering residents and elected leaders

‘You can give us a straight answer because that’s all we want,’ a woman said at the community meeting Tuesday. ‘We want to know when we can come home and be safe. Because you all go home after a days work. You’re safe, but we’re not,’ she said, expressing sentiments of other locals with whom Dupré has spoken.” Read more.

Japan: Fukushima Radiation Causing Genetic Mutations In Multiple Generations Of Butterflies

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By Shingo Ito, AFP – “Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies from near Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, scientists said Tuesday, raising fears radiation could affect other species.

Around 12 percent of pale grass blue butterflies that were exposed to nuclear fallout as larvae immediately after the tsunami-sparked disaster had abnormalities, including smaller wings and damaged eyes, researchers said.

The insects were mated in a laboratory well outside the fallout zone and 18 percent of their offspring displayed similar problems, said Joji Otaki, associate professor at Ryukyu University in Okinawa, southwestern Japan.

That figure rose to 34 percent in the third generation of butterflies, he said, even though one parent from each coupling was from an unaffected population.

The researchers also collected another 240 butterflies in Fukushima in September last year, six months after the disaster. Abnormalities were recorded in 52 percent of their offspring, which was ‘a dominantly high ratio’, Otaki told AFP.

Otaki said the high ratio could result from both external and internal exposure to radiation, from the atmosphere and in contaminated foodstuffs…

Otaki later carried out a comparison test in Okinawa exposing unaffected butterflies to low levels of radiation, with the results showing similar rates of abnormality, he said.

‘We have reached the firm conclusion that radiation released from the Fukushima Daiichi plant damaged the genes of the butterflies,’ Otaki said…

Researchers and medical doctors have so far denied that the accident at Fukushima would cause an elevated incidence of cancer or leukaemia, diseases that are often associated with radiation exposure.

But they also noted that long-term medical examination is needed especially due to concerns over thyroid cancer among young people — a particular problem for people following the Chernobyl catastrophe.

‘There are a number of unknown factors surrounding the genetic impact of radiation,’ said Makoto Yamada, a medical doctor who examines Fukushima residents. ‘We still cannot 100 percent deny that the impact may come out in the future.'” Read more.

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Egypt: Morsi ‘To Make Changes In Camp David Accords’ To Exercise Full Sovereignty Over Sinai Peninsula

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The excuse will undoubtedly be to rein in terrorism. But let’s not kid ourselves — this is just one step toward an all-out annulment of Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel …

By Gil Ronen – “Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will discuss, in coming days, making changes in the Camp David Accord signed with Israel. The changes will allow Egypt ‘to implement its full sovereignty over the Sinai Peninsula.’

Morsi’s advisor told an Egyptian newspaper, Al Masri al Youm, that despite the fact that Al Masri dismissed the entire top echelon of Egypt’s security mechanism, there is no bad blood between the Military Council and the elected president.

The decision regarding whom to appoint as the new Defense Minister and Chief of Staff was taken by the Morsi, the advisor said, without the intervention of the Military Council.

Morsi has appointed Abdul-Fatah al-Sessi as Defense Minister and Lieutenant-General Sidki Sayed Ahmed as Army Chief of Staff.” Source – INN.

Flashback: Egypt: Increasing Number Of Egyptians Want To Ditch Peace Treaty With Israel, Model Its Government After Saudi Arabia – “As Egyptians prepare to vote for their first post-Mubarak president next week, the antipathy towards Israel espoused by the frontrunners aligns with the findings of a new survey, in which 61 percent of Egyptian respondents favor abandoning the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, up from 54 percent a year ago.” Read more.

Flashback: Muslim Brotherhood Will Not Recognize the ‘Occupying Criminal Enemy’ Israel Under ANY Circumstances, Vows to Cancel the ‘Zionist’ Peace Treaty – “Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will not recognize Israel ‘under any circumstance,’ the party’s deputy leader Dr Rashad Bayoumi told Arabic daily al-Hayat in an interview publish Sunday… When asked whether it is a requirement for the government in Egypt to recognize Israel, Bayoumi responded by saying: ‘This is not an option, whatever the circumstances, we do not recognize Israel at all. Its [Israel] an occupying criminal enemy.’” Read more.

US Officials: Russian Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Sailed In Gulf Of Mexico For Weeks Undetected

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America’s tax dollars hard at work. When they’re not busy bailing out big business …

By Bill Gertz – “A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores.

The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow.

The submarine patrol also exposed what U.S. officials said were deficiencies in U.S. anti-submarine warfare capabilities—forces that are facing cuts under the Obama administration’s plan to reduce defense spending by $487 billion over the next 10 years.

The Navy is in charge of detecting submarines, especially those that sail near U.S. nuclear missile submarines, and uses undersea sensors and satellites to locate and track them.

The fact that the Akula was not detected in the Gulf is cause for concern, U.S. officials said.

The officials who are familiar with reports of the submarine patrol in the Gulf of Mexico said the vessel was a nuclear-powered Akula-class attack submarine, one of Russia’s quietest submarines.

A Navy spokeswoman declined to comment.

One official said the Akula operated without being detected for a month.

‘The Akula was built for one reason and one reason only: To kill U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarines and their crews,’ said a second U.S. official.” Read more.

Powerful, Deep 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Eastern Russia

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“An earthquake occurred late this afternoon in the Sea of Okhotsk but poses no threat of a tsunami in Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake, 7.7 on the Richter scale, occurred at 5 p.m. about 102 miles east of Poronaysk in Sakhalin Island, the center said. Earlier reports has the magnitude at 7.3.

The quake occurred about 350 miles below the surface of the ocean, the center said. It was west of the Kuril Islands that stretch from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia.” Source – Star Advertiser.

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