"This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you're on a path routed through to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable... It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge." - Rod Serling.
The clearest signal of the social unrest that is engulfing the globe, resulting from the effects from the Earth changes can be seen in Tunisia. Earlier, I made reference to the riots taking place there, now it seems that a curfew has been imposed by the Tunisian government following the deaths of 23 people across the country.
TUNISIA IMPOSES CURFEW TO QUELL VIOLENT PROTESTS!
|Riots in Tunisia.|
It comes after violent protests in several districts of the capital, with riot police firing tear gas at demonstrators. Officials say at least 23 people have died across the country since the unrest began late last year.The protesters say they are angry about rising food and fuel prices, high unemployment and corruption. Human rights and trade union activists believe the number of dead to be at least 50. Earlier on Wednesday, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dismissed his interior minister in an attempt to stem the unrest. Rafik Belhaj Kacem had been responsible for the police force, which many people say has used excessive force against protesters. But the BBC's Adam Mynott in Tunis says the president's efforts appear not to have worked. At least two people were reported to have been shot dead by police in the southern city of Douz on Wednesday. One man was also reported to have been killed during clashes in Thala. - BBC.
It's basically the same situation for Tunisia's northern African neighbor Algeria, where the country is convulsing from widespread rioting and violent clashes with the police over the sharp rises in the price of food and cooking oil. Already, governments of member countries in the Arab world are looking at the current turmoil carefully, fearing that the winds of insurrection and revolution could sweep across their nations as well. Across the world, in the South American country of Chile, riots rage as the gas price hike fuels flames of anger.
There is a possibility that this will soon reach places like the United States and other first world nations if you consider the following report, that the grain stockpiles in America are dwindling, at their lowest in years. A bad sign, given the rise in global food prices.
|Drought in Santa Fe.|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture was expected to show in its monthly crop report a further deterioration in supplies at home, and to forecast how severe weather was hurting harvests from such powerhouses at Argentina and Australia. World grain markets have been surging on bad weather and rising demand. With this backdrop, governments around the world are increasingly worried about food inflation after the UN Food and Agriculture Organization recently said international food prices have topped the previous record set in 2008. Forecasts for year-end inventories of U.S. corn -- used to make food, feed and fuel -- were expected to fall nearly 8 percent to 10.1 billion bushels, the lowest level in a decade and a half, according to analysts' estimates. In the report, the USDA will likely add to the gloom with further details of the impact of searing drought in Argentina, one of the world's biggest exporters of soybeans and corn. Forecasts for Australia's wheat crop are also expected to be dire as the country struggles with massive flooding. With 2010 expected to be one of the warmest on record and which saw floods in Pakistan and drought in the Black Sea wheat belt, world farm stocks were already strained. - Yahoo.As the prices continue to escalate, the Trans-Alaska pipeline remains closed for a fourth straight day, the Chevron Corporation's offshore Eugene Oil Platform in the Eugene Island had a one-hour shutdown, while Norway's Statoil was also forced to shut two oil fields in the North Sea; adding further concerns about global oil supplies.
As the winds of social unrest and upheaval spreads, the Earth changes continue:
HEAVY MONSOON RAIN STRIKES SRI LANKA!
Heavy monsoon rains have forced Sri Lanka's president to abandon a visit to areas affected by severe flooding which has displaced nearly 200,000 people and killed 18 others. Mahinda Rajapaksa had to cancel his helicopter trip from Polonnaruwa in the east to the badly affected coastal city of Batticaloa 120km (75 miles) away. The downpour is continuing after two weeks of rain in the centre and east. The floods have inundated farmland and destroyed rice fields. The eastern cities of Ampara and Batticaloa have been worst affected by the deluge, which has left some stretches of railway line under nearly a metre of water. Officials in Ampara say the rainfall there since Saturday has been the highest ever recorded in such a short time. "There is a shortage of food for children," a member of Sri Lanka's minority Muslim community in Ampara told BBC Tamil. "In the morning we were forced to divide a single breakfast food parcel into four and give it to our four children. - BBC.
In the Philippines:
HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODS KILL 40 PEOPLE!
Forty people were killed and over 1 million people have been displaced by flash floods and landslides brought by heavy rains in central and southern Philippines, China's Xinhua newsagency quoted officials as saying Wednesday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that as of Wednesday, 6:00 a.m. local time, the heavy rains brought by the northeast monsoon and the tailend of a cold front,damaged 898.2 million pesos (US$20.3 million) worth of rops,infrastructure and property. Seven people remained missing, while eight were wounded. The NDRRMC said 365,050 people are now in evacuation centers nationwide. - Bernama.Elsewhere in the Philippines, residents of the town of Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte, and Mindanao are in utter puzzlement over the sudden influx and appearance of thousands of swallow birds. With thousands of birds perched on power lines and houses, the citizens are wondering if this is a sign of imminent danger from Earth changes. History and science indicates that birds can sense changes in the barometric pressure of the atmosphere due to their middle-ear receptor called the Vitali organ.
Nearby in Dinajpur in Bangladesh:
LANDSLIDES CREATE PANIC AND HAVOC!
About 100 houses have developed cracks and at least 600 acres of cropland in five adjoining villages of Barapukuria coal mine area under Parbattipur upazila, northernly district Dinajpur have caved in by 3 to 6 feet during last 3 years because of landslide, according to local inhabitants. While contacted, the official sources of Barapukuria coal mine company admitted the fact and said, houses of Moupukur, Kalupara and adjacent villages have developed crack, while 600 acres of crop land of Jigagari, Moupukur, Kalupara and other nearby villages have gone down below surface. Rafiqul islam of Kalupara village said that the landslide happened followed by a kind of violent sound and mild tremor. During the incident the locals panicked hearing violent sounds which caused damage to their village and crop land too. As per statement given by Rafiqul islam, the affected villages as of now are Barapukuria bazar, Kalupara, Balarampur, Gopalpara, Moupukur, Patigram, Patrapara, Jigagari, Bashpukur, Amrapakuar and Baidyanathpar. - The Financial Express.In Australia, the flood waters created from the inland tsunami, continues to cause chaos, killing at least 13 persons with forecasters expecting worst to come. The Brisbane river has since broken its banks as a direct result of the swamping of Australia's third largest city and homes of over 2 million people. At the time of writing, public health officials are extremely worried about the outbreak of the Ross River virus, a debilitating disease transmitted by mosquitoes, which is endemic in Queensland. Have a look at the following video playlist of results from the 2 metres high water that surged through Toowoomba, overturning cars and demolishing buildings.
In my last post, I had mentioned that parts of Australia could be sinking, following on what is already happening in places like Indonesia. In a report for Fourwinds, today, a clear indication is made that the ocean floor is rising by 13 feet per day around Australia. The report is based on data garnered from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
|A major shift happening in and around Australia.|
NOAA has a Tsunami station in event mode activated for Station 55023 – STB Coral Sea located at 14.803 S 153.585 E (14°48’9" S 153°35’6" E). The tsunami station has been in event mode since the large quakes occurred in the area for several days now. This is triggered by the buoys’ anomalies of water column height above the sea floor. If you do a data search for 2010 March 20th to 2010 April 13th you get this- Over 100 meters or 328 feet less distance from buoy to sea floor in 24 days! That’s 13 feet per day since the quakes. As you will see from the waves on the line graph it matches the tide lines perfectly... It is also now speculated that the Indo Australian Plate is moving north-west, colliding with and subducting beneath the Eurasian Plate and this movement is allegedly causing the Indo Australian Plate to tip so that the western half of Australia will sink while the eastern seaboard will rise. However, the rate of movement of the Plate is so slow that it seems unlikely that that subduction is causing the rapid sea level rises recorded in the Coral Sea before the two NOAA buoys were taken off line, or at least their readings no longer made public. - Fourwinds.In Malaysia, the inundation of flooding continues, where flood waters have closed three schools in the Sarawak Bau district and destroyed up to 400 hectares of farming lands in the Cherang Rotan region, with nearly 2,000 persons evacuated to relief centres in the Kuching and Tumpat district. In Fiji, the continuous rainfall has led to flooding in most of the western and eastern regions, with the heaviest downpour in Rakiraki, Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Korovou and Naqali with many persons stranded on highways, as several roads become impassible and inaccessible. In Germany, melting snow and heavy rains triggered off flooding causing rising water levels along the Mosel, Rhine and Oder rivers resulting in flood warnings in many regions
|Germany's famous landmark 'Deutsches Eck' ('German Corner') flooded.|
Downpours triggered landslides in the mountain town of Teresopolis, where 130 were reported to have died. At least three firefighters were among 107 people killed in mudslides in Nova Friburgo. Brazil has seen severe flooding this year, leaving thousands homeless. The death toll has been steadily climbing as rescuers reached remote villages in the mountains, some of which have been destroyed. Civil defence officials in Nova Friburgo originally said seven people had died there, before increasing the figure several times. A state of emergency has been declared in Teresopolis, 100km (62 miles) north of Rio Janeiro, where more than 1,000 people have been left homeless. Another 20 people died in the nearby town of Petropolis. With many people still reported missing it is feared the death toll could rise even further and there is concern about water-borne diseases. - BBC.
WHNT News is reporting this morning that hundreds of dead blackbirds was found along the 1-65 in Athens in Alabama, continuing the mass global animal die-off
HUNDREDS OF DEAD BLACKBIRDS FOUND IN ATHENS!
|Blackbirds littering the streets of Athens.|
Wednesday morning, we got a handful of emails and phone calls from viewers who said there appeared to be a massive bird kill on the side of Interstate 65 in Limestone County. That's exactly what we found when we got there. Just south of Athens, near mile marker 347, there were around 300 dead blackbirds just off the side of the northbound lanes. The viewers who called us said the birds seemed to just fall from the sky... All of the dead birds had clear signs of trauma... - WHNT News.As the east coast of America continues to be pounded by a snowstorm, walloping parts of New England; cutting power, sending cars and trucks spinning off the road, trapping motorists and passengers, and grounding planes in its wake, the Martha's Vineyard Times is reporting that the Cape Poge Beach have been breached.
CAPE POGE BEACH IS BREACHED!
"The natural forces that relentlessly shape and re-shape Chappaquiddick's shoreline have punched a hole in the elbow-shaped barrier beach that separates Cape Poge Bay to the east from Nantucket Sound to the west. The breach as it currently exists is approximately 60 yards wide and several feet deep at high tide." - Martha's Vineyard Times.
MOUNT ETNA ERUPTS!
In my last report, I indicated that experts believe that vigorous activity in the early days of January and the brownish emissions would result in the eruption of Mount Etna in Italy. Several hours ago, the volcano erupted, sending lava flows down its mountain and ash clouds into the night air of Catania in Sicily. Etna is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth and is the largest one in Europe. It is believed by experts that it could wipe out the entire continent, as well as help to plunge the world into an ice age.
As the volcanism continues worldwide, earthquakes continue at the same frequency with high activity seen mainly in the Vanuatu region, Volcano Islands and Bonin Islands in the Japan region, Macquarie Island, Kepulauan Talaud in Indonesia, the Yellow Sea, El Salvador, Chile, Banda Sea, Yemen and the Gulf of Aden, Iran and Fiji over the last two days. The highest registration in magnitude came from Bonin Islands and Vanuatu, at 6.5 each on the Richter scale.
More anon, in future updates.