Archive for 02/15/2013

Cuba: Residents Report Large Meteorite Explosion Over Central Cuba, Houses Shaken

02/15/2013 5 comments

There hasn’t been any mention of this yet in Western MSM. All the attention seems to be focused on today’s massive explosion over Russia

La Repubblica (Translation) – “Explosion in the sky in Cuba Meanwhile – An explosion has also been reported in the sky above Cuba. In the central region of the island an object has been seen that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook shook houses in the region, according to reports on local television. In a report released this morning by Rodas, a town in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses described a very bright light that has come to have large size, comparable to that of a bus, before exploding in the sky.

Marcos Rodriguez, a resident in the region defined by the issuer as an expert, reported that ‘everything seems to indicate that it was a fireball, which is a fragment of stone and metal that enters the Earth’s atmosphere at high speed.’ Experts are now examining the area for possible remains in Rodas of minerals falling from the sky, the TV station added.” Read more.

Celestial Body Explodes In Cuba (Translation) – “Residents of a locality ‘in the central region of Cuba said they had seen an object that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook the houses of the place: it is learned from testimonies collected by local television. In a report released this morning by Rodas, town in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses described a very bright light that has come to have large size, comparable to that of a bus, before exploding in the sky.” Source – RaiNews24.

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Tennessee: Mysterious Shaking Puzzles Experts In Morristown

02/15/2013 3 comments

Gannett News Service – “Morristown, TN– Late Tuesday afternoon dozens of concerned neighbors called Hamblen County 911 to report the earth shaking and the sound of a large blast.

At first the the US Geological Survey reported there was no earthquake in the area.

That prompted local emergency management officials to spend Wednesday looking at other options.

10News spoke with TDEC (Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation) who ruled out fracking or quarry activity.

Then, we checked with the University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information, sponsored by the USGS.

Geologist Gary Patterson went and pulled the records from sensors on Tuesday and says he could see activity consistent with an earthquake or quarry blasting.

Emergency Managment Agency Director Chris Bell says there was no licensed blasting in the Hamblen County area on Tuesday.

10News also confirmed with the area’s only quarry, Vulcan Materials, that no blasting happened yesterday.

Patterson says the activity shows up over a large area with sensors reporting vibrations in Copper Ridge, Avondale Springs, Green Top, and Lonesome, VA.

He says the USGS doesn’t have a lot of sensors in that area which may have resulted in the automated system’s failure to report the activity.

Patterson says they need more time to investigate, but either an earthquake or quarry blasting could solve the ‘Morristown Mystery.'” Source – Digtriad.

Flashback: Loud Booms Heard All Over East Tennessee

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Algerian Court Fines Christian For Sharing His Faith

02/15/2013 Leave a comment – “International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian was given a hefty fine by an appellate court in Tindouf, Algeria yesterday for proselytizing. The verdict, viewed by advocates as an ‘attack’ on religious freedom, raises concerns about the trial of a second Christian in Oran who may face five years in prison on similar charges.

Mohamed Ibaouène, a Christian convert from Islam, was fined 100,000 Algerian dinars (US $1,280) on Feb. 13 for sharing his Christian faith with a former colleague. Abdelkrim Mansouri, a machine operator at the company where Ibaouène held a management position, had filed a complaint against Ibaouène with the National Gendarmerie in Tindouf in February 2012 for allegedly pressuring him to ‘abandon’ Islam. Months later, Ibaouène was sentenced in absentia by a court in Tigzirt to one year in prison and fined 50,000 dinars for the offense on July 4.

‘I [had] never been summoned by the police or any other authority – I [had] never been investigated by the police or gendarmerie,’ Ibaouene told Morning Star News.

Ibaouène denied the charges, claiming that it was, in fact, Mansouri who had pressured him to renounce Christianity. After appealing the verdict, an appellate court in Tindouf ruled on Feb. 13 that the prison sentence would be overturned, but the fine would be increased. Ibaouène was convicted under Article 11 of Law 03/2006, which mandates a fine up to one million dinars to anyone who ‘incites, constrains, or utilizes means of seduction tending to convert a Muslim to another religion.’

‘I’m shocked and very disappointed by this verdict,’ Mohamed Benbelkacem, Ibaouène’s lawyer, told ICC. ‘The verdict had no place because there was absolutely no evidence against my client. The judge was presumably pressured by his superiors, which led to the decision to maintain the fine and cancel the prison term. Otherwise, my client would have been acquitted.’

‘Ibaouène’s ruling is an attack on freedom,’ said Mustapha Krim, the President of the Protestant Church of Algeria (EPA). ‘It is clear that the verdict was unfair and the EPA intends to follow-up on the case. As long as the 2006 law exists, there will always be people who wrongly accuse Christians.'” Read more.

Practice Makes Perfect: Group Of Muslim Men In Sweden Behead Cat, Proudly Display Photos Online

02/15/2013 40 comments

‘According to a 1997 study done by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Northeastern University, animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people and four times more likely to commit property crimes than are individuals without a history of animal abuse …’

Alerta Digital (Translated) – “Swedish police are investigating a case of animal abuse after a photo published on the net where four men appeared with the severed head of a cat. One held the animal’s head while another was carrying a knife and the cat’s body.

After leaving the photo on the net, new images have been revealed where you can see how the cat is skinned by a man with a large knife and standing proudly with the cat’s head.

Östergötland police were investigating the case, but it finally went to Nykoping. According to a police report, the man with the cat’s head has been identified as a citizen of Vagnhärad, Sweden. The only one identified is the prime suspect of animal cruelty because the picture was published.

Following the identification, the portal has been exposed to reveal the identity of the four men involved through their social profiles on Facebook.

According to the website, who holds the animal’s head by the name of Hamza Tchaki, of Tunisian origin. At his side, holding the knife appears Youssef Ben Ali, while the left is Kuorbam Uomama with a baseball cap. Finally, the man who is at the bottom of the photo is Firas Mani. They are all Tunisian govern.

The tortured cat has become a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook.” Source – Alerta Digital (Spanish).

Cruelty Toward Animals Is A Good Indicator Of Future Cruelty Toward People – “According to a 2001-2004 study by the Chicago Police Department, as reported by The Humane Society, ‘Of those arrested for animal crimes, 65 percent had been arrested for battery against another person.’ 65 percent is an overwhelming majority and, surprisingly or not, this statistic is not one of a kind. The Humane Society lists many more documented and researched cases that share similar figures. For example, ‘of 36 convicted multiple murderers … 46 percent admitted committing acts of animal torture as adolescents’ or ‘of seven school shootings that took place across the country between 1997 and 2001, all involved boys who had previously committed acts of animal cruelty.’ All of these statistics echo a similar morbid message: cruelty toward animals is a good indicator of future cruelty toward people.” Read more.

‘It Was Like A Scene From The Armageddon Movie’: Ten-Ton Meteorite Rocks Russia, Nearly 1000 Injured, Buildings Devastated

02/15/2013 1 comment

Luke 21:25-26, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”

By Will Stewart and Jill Reilly, Mail Online – “A terrifying meteorite shower left more than 950 people injured, buildings devastated and the mobile network wiped out when it hit Russia this morning.

Brightly burning rocks could be seen for miles as they crashed at around 9.20am local time and one bystander described it ‘like a scene from the Armageddon movie.’

The meteorite is believed to have landed in a lake near Chebarkul, a town in the neighbouring Chelyabinsk region.

The city of Chelyabinsk, 900 miles east of Moscow and close to the Kazakhstan border, took the brunt of the super sonic impact…

The Russian Ministry of Emergencies says 950 people have been injured, 82 of them are children and two are in intensive care.

Many of the injured had bloodied faces and one child’s back was seen covered in blood.

Tim O’Brien, associate director of the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory, said the injuries were caused when the meteor created a sonic boom.

‘This reasonably large chunk of rock was moving faster than the speed of sound, maybe 20,000 miles per hour. It made a sonic boom in the atmosphere, and that hit buildings and shattered windows. That is what seems to have caused the injuries,’ he explained.” Read more.

Russia Meteorite Had Destructive Power Of Atomic Bomb – “A meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows… The spectacle deeply frightened thousands, with some elderly women declaring the world was coming to an end. The meteor — estimated to be about 10 tons — entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above the ground, the Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement. It released the energy of several kilotons above the Chelyabinsk region, the academy said.” Read more.

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