Sunday, July 3, 2011

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circles - Gateways from Another Dimension!

Just what are crop circles? What is the meaning behind these formations and patterns? Who or what created them - extraterrestrial beings, extraordinary meteorological phenomena, man-made circle makers, pranksters or the Mowing Devil? The following documentary from UFOTV Studios examines this and tries to formulate answers that will unravel this pervasive mystery.
Discover the hidden secrets of a timeless mystery in this award winning film about the greatest Crop Circle formations ever created. The creators of these paranormal formations still remain a mystery. After years of painstaking research, scientific evidence still points to alien influences that are responsible for this phenomena. One thing is certain, what you are about to see in this amazing film can only be described as miraculous evidence of a secret art form that continues to defy explanation.

Includes spectacular cinematography of the latest, greatest and most up to date Crop Circles and a fascinating series of spellbinding interviews with researchers, experiencers, and the best known, most credible Crop Circle authorities in the world today. Packed with bonus features, expert analyses and an exclusive cinematic archive of the latest and greatest Crop Circle formations ever captured on film.
- UFOTV Studios.
WATCH: Crop Circles - Gateways from Another Dimension!

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: New York's Biggest Landslide - Mile Wide!

The biggest landslide in New York has left one home destroyed and at least five others teetering perilously on the slide's edge, which overhands a 30-foot drop in some places.

Among those in jeopardy is the dream retirement home of Jim and Charity Marlatt in Keene, NY. So desperate are the couple to keep their precious home, they have enlisted a house-moving company to relocate the entire thing to a new foundation about 150-200 feet away from the landslide's edge. This they must do at their own expense however - at a price tag of at least $150,000 - because routine homeowner's insurance policies will not pay for landslide damage, they said. 'My heart is broken,' Mrs Marlatt said. 'Because we're only human and this is Mother Nature and God's will, we have no idea what will happen.' The mile-wide landslide, which is unleashing hundreds of millions of tons of debris in New York's Adirondack Mountains, is the largest in the state's history, but also one of its slowest. Geologists say an 82-acre piece of earth on Little Porter Mountain in Keene Valley, New York, is creeping downhill at a rate of between just six inches and two feet per day, dragging boulders, trees and house foundations along with it. 'That's the side of a mountain that's in full motion right now,' Kozlowski said. 'This thing isn't even close to being at equilibrium yet.

There's every indication that this is going to continue to move for some time.' By late June, movers had hoisted the Marlatt's home from its foundation and slid it 30 feet from the brink, where it will stay 'parked' until geological tests confirm the new foundation is in a secure location, Mr Marlatt said. With the right test results, the house will then be moved to the new foundation. Unfortunately, initial drilling tests reaching 85 feet down into the soil there found no stable bedrock on which to anchor the house. 'Why did the landslide stop where it did?' wondered Stan Barber, owner of Larmon House Movers in Schuylerville. 'That's the thing - you don't know if it's ever going to change or get worse.' Andrew Kozlowski, associate state geologist at the New York State Museum, said the uncommonly lazy slide was triggered by excessive groundwater from this year's heavy snows and rain. The slide began May 6 and could last considerably longer, from a few months to many years, he said.
Daily Mail.
WATCH: Major landslide in New York.

EARTH CHANGES: A Natural Disaster Zone Is Declared In Texas?!

The entire state of Texas has been declared a natural disaster zone after suffering the worst drought in decades and a number of devastating wild fires.

In all 213 counties in Texas have lost at least 30 per cent of their crops or pasture, while a record 236 counties have an outdoor burn ban in place as the drought continues. The disaster declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, now means farmers and ranchers can apply for emergency loans at a lower rate of interest. Mike Swain, who farms south of Brownfield, told the Lubbock Avalanche Journal that loans aren't what he's looking for. 'I will be real honest, I don't need a loan - I need rain,' Swain said.

Meanwhile West Texas farmer Billy Brown remembers the devastating drought that spanned the state in the 1950s - and believes this one is worse. 'The grass just crackles underneath the feet,' Brown, 72, said of walking across his acreage in the town of Panhandle where he grows corn, cotton, wheat and grain sorghum. 'It will be that way until we get sufficient rain to turn everything around.' The Agriculture Department designated 213 of Texas' counties directly affected by drought as disaster areas, and the remaining 41 also qualified for assistance because they are contiguous. Thirty-two counties in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico also garnered the designation because they are adjacent to Texas counties.
- Daily Mail.
WATCH: Raging Texas wildfires.

PLANETARY TREMORS: 5.8 Quake Near Coast of Nicaragua!

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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck near the coast of Nicaragua at a depth of 64.7 kilometres (km) or 40.2 miles. The quake hit at 06:34:40 UTC Sunday 3rd July 2011 and was located at 12.475°N, 87.587°W. The epicentre was 50 km (31 miles) southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua; 77 km (47 miles) west of Leon, Nicaragua; 148 km (91 miles) northwest of Managua, Nicaragua; and 1457 km (905 miles) southeast of Mexico City, Mexico. No tsunami watch, warning or advisory is in effect and there are no reports of damage as yet.

THE DELUGE: Tropical Storm Arlene Kills 11 People in Mexico!

Mexican authorities have confirmed 11 deaths from Tropical Storm Arlene and the aftermath of floods, mudslides and overflowing rivers in central Mexico and Gulf Coast states.

State civil protection officials say five people in Hidalgo, two young children in Mexico state and a rescue worker and woman in Veracruz were killed. Most died after being buried alive in their homes by mudslides or drowning in heavy currents while trying to cross swollen streams. The state officials confirmed the deaths Saturday. They are in addition to two people killed in Tamaulipas on Friday. The Atlantic season's first tropical storm dumped heavy rains for two days since Thursday. Weather reports warned of moderate to heavy rains for the rest of the weekend. - USA Today.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Mt. Soputan Erupts Violently in Indonesia!

Officials have established an 8-kilometer exclusion zone around Mount Soputan in South Minahasa, North Sulawesi, after the volcano erupted Sunday morning.

A volcano on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has erupted, spewing ash and smoke 6 kilometers into the air. Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province erupted about 6am on Sunday (8am AEST) but people living in the sparsely populated area have not been evacuated, Iing Kusnadi, a scientist at the volcano’s monitoring post said. “The volcano erupted this morning. Besides spewing ash and dust particles, it also spewed hot gas but that’s limited to around its crater,” he said. “The recommended evacuation zone is set at a six-kilometer radius around the volcano but there’s only forest in that range.

At the moment, it is still a safe distance from people but we’ll continue to monitor the activity,” he added. The nearest village is 8km away on the western side of the volcano, which towers 1783 meters over North Sulawesi province. Soputan, one of Sulawesi’s most active volcanoes, last erupted in 2008 with no fatalities recorded. State volcanologist Surono, who uses only one name, says no one was injured when Mount Soputan, located on Sulawesi island, exploded early Sunday.

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: 514 Victims Killed by Landslides in Brazil!

Survivors mourn the victims of the landslide, which was formed in Brazil, within a few hours due to the blurring of the mountains on Friday.

Number of victims of the landslide was 514 people. Reports on the destruction of entire neighborhoods in the resort town. Survivors are asked to food and water to help those who are still isolated deadliest natural disaster in Brazil over the past four decades. Officials said that the death toll in four cities to the north of Rio de Janeiro continues to grow and may jump when rescuers reached areas cut off by landslides. They refused to even guess how many more are unaccounted for. Local reports suggest that the bill will go into the hundreds. - Vsene Prostotak. [Translated]

MONUMENTAL CRISIS: NGO Warns of Disaster in the Horn of Africa!

Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian agency, has warned that the current drought in the Horn of Africa, which is already affecting 10 million people, and has been described as the worst food crisis facing the world right now, is reaching a tipping point.

Successive droughts have left people without access to water and food, killed livestock, and led to a surge in food prices. Concern staff on the ground in Somalia report that people are travelling for weeks with no possessions in order to reach help in urban areas and neighboring countries. “People who have lost everything have arrived in Mogadishu for assistance, but for some it’s too late,” warns Sarah Robinson, from Concern Worldwide, Somalia. “A combination of hunger and despair mean that many people simply go to sleep and do not have the energy to wake up.

This has potential to be as bad as anything since 1991,” she added, referring to a major famine which killed an estimated 250,000 people and left two million displaced. In a press release issued on Wednesday, the humanitarian agency said malnutrition levels are among the highest in the world with 30 per cent of children suffering from malnutrition in many areas of the south. Concern is reporting outbreaks of measles and diarrhoea which, added to malnutrition, are leading to deaths of many children in the areas where they work. With 25 years’ experience in Somalia, Concern is one of the few international agencies currently working on the ground. Concern has been responding to the needs of this drought emergency since its onset in late 2010 reaching over 100,000 people with clean water, food and nutritional care
. - BK Choices.

MAJOR ALERT: Exxon Oil Pipe Ruptures Beneath Yellowstone River!

A major clean-up operation is in progress after a pipeline ruptured beneath the Yellowstone River, releasing a toxic spill of oil for miles through the Montana river.

Residents have been evacuated from homes close to the leak near the city of Laurel due to concerns about possible explosions and the overpowering fumes. ExxonMobil, which operates the pipelines, said that it ruptured late on Friday and leaked for half-an-hour. It is not known how much oil was spilled. Two teams of emergency workers are taking part in the clean-up operation along the river and an additional 100 contractors are expected to arrive from Washington to help in the effort. Responders are using absorbent pads and booms in an attempt to leach up the oil from the river banks.

Brent Peters, the fire chief for the city of Laurel about 12 miles east of Billings, said the break in the 12-inch diameter pipe occurred about a mile south of Laurel. He said about 140 people were evacuated in the area starting about 12:15am on Saturday. The cause of the rupture is not known. Glenn Wells said he and his wife were asked to evacuate their home at 2:30 am. 'I still smell like oil,' he said. 'My whole house smells like diesel fuel. It was everywhere on the river - an oil slick on Billings' West End.' 'The river will never be the same,' he told the Billings Gazette. A spokesman for ExxonMobil said: 'We regret the release.'
- Daily Mail.
WATCH: Oil spill on US River.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Grizzly Bear in Washington, First in 50 Years?!

Silhouetted against the great expanse of Washington sky, this is the first grizzly bear seen in the North Cascades in up to 50 years. The extraordinary photograph of a lone bear lumbering up a hill, oblivious to the stunned human nearby, was identified as a grizzly on Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hiker Joe Sebille snapped the image on his cell phone in October. The Mount Vernon man says he was hiking near the community of Marblemount when he saw the bear and quickly took the picture. Friends persuaded him to share the photo with North Cascades National Park officials. Naturally within hours of the experts' ruling, a Twitter account had been created in the name of the North Cascades grizzly bear. A member of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, Becki Heath, says it's a significant event in the recovery of the bear. 'Although grizzly bears once occupied the North Cascades, the current population appears to be at very low levels,' Heath said. 'We rarely have evidence of their presence in the ecosystem.' Fewer than 20 grizzlies are believed to live in Washington's North Cascades. The bears are protected under state and federal law. - Daily Mail.