Archive for 08/20/2012

South Carolina: Residents Mystified As Dead Fish, Stingrays Wash Ashore Myrtle Beach, ‘The Ocean Seemed Like It Was Dead’

08/20/2012 1 comment

By Joel Allen – “Something is killing fish and sting rays in the ocean off Myrtle Beach’s coast, but exactly what’s going on out there is a mystery.

All along the beach from around 28th to 68th Avenues north on Friday, beach-goers were finding mixed species of dead fish floating in the surf or washing up on shore.

‘It’s sting rays, there’s pompano, there’s whiting, flounders, little bit of everything,’ said Kerry Caramanis of Virginia.

The fish did not have any obvious signs of trauma, he said. One man and his family told NewsChannel 15 they found 12 dead sting rays in a small stretch of beach.

‘You know it’s maybe the warm water, I don’t know. Who knows? It’s rare though, it’s rare,’ said Carlo Pedone of Burlington, Wisconsin.

Longtime fishermen were baffled.

‘We’ve been coming here for over 20 years and I’ve never seen anything like that happen in this area before,’ said Bob Colgan of Indiana, Pennsylvania. ‘The ocean seemed like it was dead this morning.’

Any number of things can cause fish kills. Algae blooms, known as red tide, can kill thousands of fish at a time.

‘No bite marks on the fish so I would say that it’s some kind of red tide or something of that nature causing it,’ Caramanis said.” Read more.

Categories: Mass Animal Deaths

Israel TV: Netanyahu Determined To Attack Iran Before US Elections, Defence Officials Consult Top Rabbi

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The Times of Israel – “Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘is determined to attack Iran before the US elections,’ Israel’s Channel 10 News claimed on Monday night, and Israel is now ‘closer than ever’ to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive.

The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian nuclear program in the past two months, ‘from the prime minister’s point of view, the time for action is getting ever closer.’

Asked by the news anchor in the Hebrew-language TV report how close Israel now was to ‘a decision and perhaps an attack,’ Ben-David said: ‘It appears that we are closer than ever.’

He said it seemed that Netanyahu was not waiting for a much-discussed possible meeting with US President Barack Obama, after the UN General Assembly gathering in New York late next month — indeed, ‘it’s not clear that there’ll be a meeting.’ In any case, said Ben-David, ‘I doubt Obama could say anything that would convince Netanyahu to delay a possible attack.’

The report added that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe Obama would have no choice but to give backing for an Israeli attack before the US presidential elections in November.” Read more.

Israeli defense officials consult with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef over Iran strike – “Senior defense officials have recently been visiting the ultra-Orthodox Shas party’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, to discuss a possible Israeli attack on Iran. Some want the 91-year-old rabbi to support it, others to oppose it. At least one visit, in which the rabbi was briefed on Iran’s nuclear program, came at the behest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu … Yosef said in his weekly sermon: ‘You know what situation we’re in, there are evil people, Iran, about to destroy us. … We must pray before [the almighty] with all our heart.'” Read more.

Flashback: Will 2012 See The Beginning of Gog-Magog? – “In Israel, we find ourselves in foreboding circumstances today, in Spring 2011. The State of Israel seems to have lost a major measure of its support in the non-Jewish world and is being stampeded into abandoning large parts of the Land of Israel to the tender mercies of sworn enemies who have no peaceful intentions at all – the Palestinians. These are Arabs who constitute a ‘national entity’ invented recently of whole cloth and which never existed in world history. Their wish is to destroy the State of Israel and kill as many Jews as possible in the process… The Palestinian enemy fully expects this scenario to materialize and so, steadfastly refuses to negotiate… Let us consult Jewish sources to see if there are hints as to upcoming events.” Read more.

Egypt: Attacks Against Christians Under Way In Northern Egypt After Call To Murder All Who Refuse To Convert To Islam

08/20/2012 4 comments

Matthew 24:6-9, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these [are] the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.”

Coptic Solidarity – “Christian Copts in Upper Egypt are under attack, hours after a call for their eradication appeared in the form of leaflets calling on Muslims to kill Copts, specifically naming regions of Upper Egypt.

A report by Fady Talaat, for Al Akhbar News, published August 14, has the details. In Al Gallaweya Village, Sohag, Upper Egypt, Christians are being beaten, their stores destroyed, and their properties plundered. The attackers are declaring that ‘any Christian who dares to leave his house will be killed’; and the Copts are complaining that the police only arrive after the damage has been completely done.

Nageh Hozar, one of the attacked victims now lying in the hospital said that a known felon, who is also a fugitive living in the village, named Mo’tassem Sedky Rashwan, came to a supermarket owned by his brother Fady Hozar to buy cigarettes. He took the cigarettes and refused to pay for them. Instead, he asked Fady to pay him EGP 50 as ‘tribute.’ When the latter refused they had a dispute. The criminal, then, left and came back with his thug brothers, cousins and friends. Zaki explained that the whole gang started beating him up along with his brothers Thomas and Fady Hozar and others, using sticks and canes, leaving them dangerously injured.

They further set four Coptic stores on fires, and looted hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of merchandise. They also attacked and robbed their houses, and even stole their ownership contracts. The gang further destroyed one car and three motorcycles, and the home doors of the Christian village inhabitants.

Zaki stated that their persecutors warned Christians from leaving their homes, promising death to whoever dared try. They said they did not want to see a single Christian in the street, which made many Christians lock themselves in. Zaki explained that in spite of the police presence in the village, Christians cannot go out because they are surrounded by criminals with machine guns. Zaki also stated that the Read more…

Bank Of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker Warns Banks They Could Collapse ‘Before Christmas’

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At some point, even Can Kicker Road must come to an end …

By Harry Wilson, The Telegraph – “Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, told an October meeting of the chief executives of Britain’s largest banks that there was a serious chance none of their businesses would survive to the end of the year.

‘Gentlemen, you could all be out of business by Christmas,’ Mr Tucker said in a stark warning to the bank chiefs, according to three sources present at the meeting.

The revelation of Mr Tucker’s remarkable warning shows the depth of fear among senior officials over the havoc the collapse of the eurozone would wreak on the British financial system.

Mr Tucker is one of the front-runners to replace Sir Mervyn King as Governor of the Bank of England.

Minutes published by the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee in September and December made clear the depth of its concerns, but the explicit warning given to the chief executives shows that officials feared a crisis even greater than that in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. The meeting led directly to the creation of working groups at banks to gauge the potential for a full-scale collapse of the financial system.” Read more.

U.S. banks told to prepare for financial collapse – “Is the nation and the world headed for another financial meltdown? You would think so, judging by what U.S. banks have been told to prepare for by regulators. According to documents obtained by Reuters, officials from the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have directed five of the country’s top banks -Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup Inc., Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co. – to develop plans for preventing a collapse if they once again faced serious problems because they wouldn’t be able to count on government assistance.” Read more.

Categories: Man-Made Disasters

Gaza: Parliament Speaker Prays For Annihilation Of Jews And Americans, ‘Oh Allah … Kill Them, Without Leaving A Single One’

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According to Islam’s own teachings, a woman “is not permitted to leave her home without her husband’s permission… When she leaves her husband’s home without his permission, she is considered as being defiant to him, disobedient to Allaah The Almighty and His Messenger … and deserving of punishment.” But let’s not say that out loud in the West. The media would accuse us of spreading Islamophobic lies. You see, the truth of the matter is that a wife is indeed permitted to leave the home without her owner’s husband’s permission, providing she does so in order to annihilate those Jews …

Deputy Speaker of Hamas Parliament Sheik Ahmad Bahr: “If the enemy sets foot on a single square inch of Islamic land, Jihad becomes an individual duty, incumbent upon every Muslim, male or female. A woman may set out (on Jihad) without her husband’s permission, and a servant without his master’s permission. Why? In order to annihilate those Jews… Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, destroy the Americans and their supporters. Oh Allah, count them one by one, and kill them, without leaving a single one.”

Gaza: Released Hamas Terrorist Describes Palestinian Public’s Delight Of Sbarro Restaurant Suicide Bombing In Israel

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Interviewer: “Sixteen Zionists were killed (in the suicide bombing you helped carry out). Was the sound of the explosion …?”

Ahlam Tamimi: “It was very loud. The mujahid Abdallah Barghouti did a perfect job producing the guitar (containing the bomb), and the results amazed everybody, thanks to Allah… Afterwards, when I took the bus, the Palestinians around Damascus Gate (in Jerusalem) were all smiling. You could sense that everyone was happy. When I got on the bus, nobody knew it was me who had led (the suicide bomber to the target)… I was feeling quite strange, because I had left (the bomber) ‘Izz Al-Din behind, but inside the bus, they were all congratulating one another. They didn’t even know one another, yet they were exchanging greetings… While I was sitting on the bus, the driver turned on the radio. But first, let me tell you about the gradual rise in the number of casualties. While I was on the bus and everybody was congratulating one another, they said on the radio that there had been a martyrdom attack at the Sbarro restaurant, and that three people were killed. I admit that I was a bit disappointed, because I had hoped for a larger toll. Yet when they said ‘three dead,’ I said: ‘Allah be praised.’ … Two minutes later, they said on the radio that the number had increased to five. I wanted to hide my smile, but I just couldn’t. Allah be praised, it was great. As the number of dead kept increasing, the passengers were applauding…”

Canada: Thousands Of Dead Fish Cover At Least 2 Kilometres Of Missisquoi Bay Shoreline, Quebec

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By Kamila Hinkson, Montreal Gazette -“MONTREAL – Paul Steiche remembers growing up on the water in Philipsburg and being able to see straight to the bottom of the lake.

Having only left to attend college and university in Montreal, Steiche now co-owns a café in neighbouring Bedford, and repeatedly mentions how beautiful his hometown and the Missisquoi Bay region are.

But the 34-year-old new father said he won’t allow his son to experience the same happiness that is being on the water, at least not anytime soon.

The bay, which is part of Lake Champlain, was overrun Thursday by blue-green algae…

The phenomenon occurs every year in the Missisquoi Bay. What was abnormal is the extent of the problem.

Doug Shaver has lived in Philipsburg since 1980, but his family has been living in the area for generations.

He said the water was so murky Friday it seemed as though the bay was filled with blue and green paint. A white foam was also visible in the water.

The abundance of algae means there’s less oxygen in the water, which in turn kills the fish.

‘You could take a stick of dynamite and throw it in the lake and watch the fish come up to the surface. It would be the same effect,’ Shaver said.

He estimated that anywhere between 3,000 to 4,000 dead fish are piled up on the shore.

Mayor Réal Pelletier has lived along the shoreline for 20 years, and said he’s never seen a sight quite like the scene on the lake now.

He says at least two kilometres of shoreline is covered with rotting fish.” Read more.

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