Tuesday, September 6, 2011
CELESTIAL CONVERGENCE: COSMIC CATASTROPHISM - The Moon's Mountain Ranges Were 'Formed From Collision With Smaller Moon'?!
Given what we have been hearing lately from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other space agencies about the possibilities of violent cosmic events, derived from the collisions between planets, comets and asteroids; it seems only a matter of time for officialdom to disclose the truth about the past catastrophic events that occurred in our solar system. A direct acceptance of the views and theories about catastrophism and extinction-level events, once prominently propounded by Immanuel Velikovsky, the Russian-born American independent scholar and author - that ancient history was affected by short-lived, violent and monumentally galaxy-wide disasters that reshaped our planet and the entire solar system.
Several months ago, we were told that the star Betelgeuse was expected to explode as it entered the late stages of stellar evolution and that this cosmic phenomenon could result in the Earth having a second sun. We were also told, weeks earlier, that a giant hidden planet, Tyche, about four times the size of the planet Jupiter, may exist in our solar system. There is also the ongoing news about Comet C/2010 X1, also known as Elenin, that it will come to perihelion (closest approach to our Sun) on September 11, 2011 at a distance of 0.4824 AU. On 16 October 2011, the comet will pass within about 0.23 AU (34,000,000 km; 21,000,000 mi) of the Earth at a relative velocity of 86,000 km/hr. The relatively bright comet will reach about 5th magnitude near mid-October 2011. The brightness of which, will make it appear as a second sun in the sky. Then, news came that Earth had found a new companion that has joined its orbit around the sun, Asteroid 2010 SO16. If that is not enough, we were also told of the discovery of exotic Super-Earths, the densest and most solid planets ever uncovered, that astronomers can view its sun with the naked eye. Following that, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spotted planet-sized objects wandering through our galaxy without a central star, called Loners.
If you take the key elements from these stories, you are left with the following: a wandering brown dwarf star, locked into a perpetually cyclic orbit with our sun and about four times the size of planet Jupiter is making its way into our solar system and when it is close, it will appear as a second sun in our sky. Is it possible that these announcements are nothing short of a deliberate attempt to mask information about this brown dwarf coming into our Solar System and the perturbations that it will have on the orbit of all the planets, including that of Earth? Certainly what we have been witnessing in terms of Earth changes, weather anomalies, geological upheavals, and mass animal die-off, needs to be explained and it is quite possible that we are really experiencing gravitational singularities at the weakest areas at the points of convergence, as our world collides with another.
In the continuance of these psyop releases, astronomers now believe that the moon was struck by a huge object in its past history.
WATCH: Globe at the Vatican Museum.
Hurricane Katia could cause deadly levels of surf and rip currents off the U.S. East Coast after being upgraded to a Category 4 storm, forecasters warned today.
The storm was churning northwest on Monday night from the Atlantic Ocean around 450 miles south of Bermuda, with gusts as high as 160 mph. Although experts believe Katia may veer away from the East Coast later this week, large swells from the hurricane could still cause life-threatening coastal surf and rip currents.The storm has now reached the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson intensity scale as it continued its route over Bermuda and the Caribbean. A spokesperson for the National Hurricane Center, Miami, said: 'Large swells generated by Katia are expected to affect most of the East Coast of the United States, Bermuda, the Greater Antilles and east-facing beaches of the Bahamas during the next few days. 'These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.' Forecasters say Katia is currently producing sustained winds of 135 mph, with occasional gusts of 160 mph. Insurers are also bracing themselves incase Katia does come inland, just days after the extensive flooding of Hurricane Irene and torrential rain of Tropical Storm Lee. - Daily Mail.Speaking of Tropical Storm Lee, Gulf Coast residents from Texas to Florida struggled with a third day of severe weather on Monday with one man dead and a teenager missing in rough waters as remnants of Tropical Storm Lee lashed the region.
The tail end of the storm is expected to produce rain accumulations of up to 15 inches across the central Gulf coast, the National Weather Service said on Monday. Flash flood watches were in effect in along the coast until 7 p.m. Tornadoes spawned by the system have also touched down in Gulf coast states and are likely to threaten the Southeast through Tuesday, forecasters said. A Corinth, Mississippi man drowned late Sunday. Tishomingo County coroner Mack Wilemon said Howard Anderson, Jr., 57, was swept into floodwaters and drowned around 11 p.m. while awaiting rescue from a vehicle. Heavy rains will continue to expand northeastward into the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachian mountains through Tuesday, with rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches likely and isolated amounts of 12 inches possible, according to the National Weather Service. "These may cause life threatening flash floods and mudslides," the weather service said. - Chicago Tribune.
Tropical Storm Lee brought torrential rains and flash flooding to the US Gulf Coast on Sunday after making landfall near New Orleans, officials said. The storm struck as US President Barack Obama prepared to fly to Paterson, New Jersey to view damage from Hurricane Irene and be briefed on response and recovery efforts. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency, saying flooding was the state’s “primary concern.” Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour declared a state of emergency in several counties, urging residents to prepare well in advance. “Do not underestimate the impact of this system of tropical weather,” he said. Tornado warnings were also issued from Louisiana to Florida as the storm’s powerful winds knocked down power lines and blocked roads with fallen trees. Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore rigs ahead of the arrival of Lee, a disorganised but major rainmaker. Lee came ashore just 80-km southwest of Lafayette, packing sustained winds of 75-km per hour, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre said. The slow-moving but massive storm was expected to continue to draw moisture from the Gulf as it gradually drifted north to drench the Appalachian mountains and Tennessee River valley. With some areas forecast to receive up to 20 inches of rain over the Labor Day holiday weekend, officials warned residents of coastal states as well as landlocked Kentucky and Tennessee to prepare themselves for extensive flooding. - The News.
Indonesia’s Mount Lokon erupted four times on Tuesday after increasing its volcanic activity during the past week, officials said.
Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, had four small eruptions on Tuesday, spewing out materials between 150 and 200 meters (492 to 656 feet), Warno, an officer at the Mount Lokon and Mount Mahawu observation post at Kakaskasen village told the Antara news agency. The first eruption took place at 7:21 a.m. local time and the fourth 2:20 p.m., producing thick white and gray smoke. According to Warno, this means water and gases are still being burned in the crater. As of 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday, only one volcanic tremor was recorded on Tuesday, compared to Monday’s two deep volcanic tremors as well as four distant tectonic quakes. The amplitude of the latest tremors ranged between 0.5 millimeters and 10 millimeters. Despite their amplitude declining compared to previous ones, Warno said magma was still being pushed upwards. Officials at the Volcanic and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center have kept the volcano’s alert status to level III, even though the geological activity has began decreasing. Mount Lokon has shown constant volcanic activity since June, prompting authorities to raise its status to Alert on June 27 and Watch on July 10. A series of eruptions in mid-July forced at least 5,269 locals from the villages of Kinilow, Kelurahan Kinilow I and Kakaskasen 1 to evacuate the area. While most residents returned to their homes later that month, some 222 people remain at temporary refugee camps because their homes are in Mount Lokon’s red zone – 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from its crater. After July’s activity, Mount Lokon’s alert level was lowered from Watch to Alert, and has remained at this level since. – Chanel 6 News.
"Never seen a wildfire season like this!" - Governor and GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Perry.
Hundreds of families have been left homeless after a wind-fueled wildfire swept through Texas.
Firefighters southeast of Austin, Texas, battled strong winds Monday as they struggled to gain ground against a fast-moving wildfire that has so far scorched some 25,000 acres and destroyed close to 500 homes. Another fire in eastern Texas killed a mother and her 18-month-old child when flames engulfed their mobile home Sunday near Gladewater, the Gregg County Sheriff's Department said. "We got a long way to go to get this thing contained," Gov. Rick Perry said about the fire raging near Austin. "I have seen a number of big fires in my life. This one is as mean looking as I've ever seen." Dozens of fires are burning across the parched state, the Texas Forest Service said Monday. Earlier, the governor issued a statement in which he called the wildfire situation in Texas "severe" and said that all state resources were being made available to protect lives and property. "We will pick up the pieces. We always do," he told reporters. Texas is battling its worst fire season in state history. A record 3.5 million acres -- an area roughly the size of Connecticut, Perry said -- have burned since the start of the season in November as hot and dry weather, coupled with a historic drought, made conditions ripe for rapid fire growth. "It's a very serious, scary situation," said Jan Amen, a Texas Forest Service spokeswoman. "The drought has gone on so long -- it's just bone dry. Anything that catches fire takes off."
Over the weekend, officials said low relative humidity and strong winds from Lee, which made landfall as a tropical storm but then weakened, further fanned the flames. A red flag warning was in effect for much of east, south and central Texas on Monday, with wind gusts of up to 35 mph in places, according to the National Weather Service. A fire broke out about 45 miles north of Houston Monday afternoon. It was moving between 15 and 20 mph and threatening homes, said Rhonda Reinholz with the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department. Another fire burned in the Steiner Ranch subdivision in Travis County, forcing families out of their homes. Justin Allen evacuated from there with his five kids. Though he does not think the flames will reach their house, which is tucked near the back of the development, they are close enough to worry about, he said. "It's pretty scary," said Allen. "And it's really sad for everyone that's in that path." - CNN.
One of the most devastating wildfire outbreaks in Texas history left more than 1,000 homes in ruins Tuesday and stretched the state's firefighting ranks to the limit, confronting Gov. Rick Perry with a major disaster at home just as the GOP presidential contest heats up. More than 180 fires have erupted in the past week across the rain-starved Lone Star State, and nearly 600 of the homes destroyed since then were lost in one catastrophic blaze in and around Bastrop, near Austin, that raged out of control Tuesday for a third day. Whipped into an inferno by Tropical Storm Lee's winds over the weekend, the blaze burned more than 45 square miles, forced the evacuation of thousands and killed at least two people, bringing the overall death toll from the outbreak to at least four. "We lost everything," said Willie Clements, whose two-story colonial home in a housing development near Bastrop was reduced to a heap of metal roofing and ash. A picket fence was melted. Some goats and turkeys survived, but about 20 chickens and ducks were burned to death in a coop that went up in flames. On Tuesday, Clements and his family took a picture of themselves in front of a windmill adorned with a charred red, white and blue sign that proclaimed, "United We Stand." "This is the beginning of our new family album," the 51-year-old Clements said. - AJC.WATCH: How fast wildfire spreads.
WATCH: Inside the Bastrop County fire.
WATCH: Video from inside the Bastrop fire.
The death toll from the storm known as Talas has risen to 47 in Japan, emergency officials said Tuesday
Another 54 people are missing after the storm hit western Japan, unleashing record rainfall and triggering landslides and flooding, according to a tally of casualties compiled from various prefectural police. The Japan Meteorological Agency briefly classified the storm as a typhoon before it made landfall. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center recorded the storm making landfall in Japan as a tropical storm. The storm caused 34 deaths in hard-hit Wakayama, south of Tokyo, officials said. Another 34 people were missing there. "I have been working for the prefectural office over 40 years, but this is the worst in my memory," said Tsutomu Furukawa of Wakayama prefecture. Wakayama is one of three prefectures on the mountainous Kii Peninsula, where damage from Talas was concentrated as the storm swept across the area on Saturday.WATCH: Death toll from Japan typhoon rises.
In the town of Nachi Katsuura in Wakayama, a river flooded into a residential area, and mudslides swallowed several homes, officials said. More than 16,000 residents were ordered to evacuate from the Kii Peninsula area, and roughly 30,000 other residents were encouraged to evacuate voluntarily. According to Japan's meteorological agency, Talas brought record rain in the three prefectures over three days. The Japanese government set up a emergency task force for search-and-rescue operations and to begin reconstruction of damaged communities. - CNN.
Incredible video footage shows the moment a tornado struck the New York State Thruway last night.
A woman who had stopped in her car during a storm, films the raging winds gathering pace until, about six minutes in, a full on tornado appears in front of her. The National Weather Service said it received multiple reports of the tornado in Montgomery County. ‘We have video evidence that certainly suggests it was a tornado,’ Meteorologist Ray O'Keefe said. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said: ‘It appears a tornado touched down in the Amsterdam area Sunday evening. 'At this time, there have been no reports of any serious injuries, but there are reports of damage to numerous structures.’ The user who uploaded the video can be heard screaming 'Oh my God!' repeatedly as the twister gains momentum. She then reassures herself that she is fine before putting away the camera so she can call for help. The Youtube user wrote: 'I had pulled over to ride the storm out and got much more than I bargained for. 'I want it to be clear that I was not in the car because I was planning on hiding from a tornado, I stayed in the car because of the intense cloud-to-ground lightning, the tornado was a surprise. 'I wasn't expecting to intercept anything but wind & possibly hail, I was simply on my way home from a weekend visiting family.' She added: 'I've seen numerous tornadoes, but it has been on official chases when I was equipped with radar, GPS, internet access, and a team of people. 'It's a much different feeling when you're alone with nothing but a cell phone and it forms right in front of you.' - Daily Mail.WATCH: Tornado crosses New York Thruway.
About 600 dead fish have been pulled from a lake in Lake Arlington, officials said.
Dead gizzards had first started turning up along the shores of Lake Arlington two weeks ago. The Arlington Heights Park District is working with a water-testing company to determine the cause, but officials believe it was a result of oxygen depletion in the water. In especially hot weather, “fish kills” — as they are often called — are fairly common in small bodies of water, wildlife experts said. “Every time people see dead fish they fear the worst and assume chemicals have gotten in the water — that is almost never what happens,” said Dan Stephenson, district fisheries biologist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s a natural thing.” What usually happens is this: As the water warms up, the oxygen content decreases. At the same time, the fish’s metabolism rate increases, so they need more oxygen. Without enough oxygen, the fish cannot breathe and will die. “Considering it’s been pretty warm lately and no rain, therefore no influx of more oxygen, that’s probably what it is,” said Jim Robinett, vice president of conservation at the Shedd Aquarium. The hot summer months have taken a toll on fish populations across Illinois. “This heat is just terrible,” Stephenson said. “We’ve had one of the worst years ever in terms of small lakes and ponds.” At Lake Arlington, other possibilities for the die-off include a species-specific disease or, less likely, toxicity. As staff members continue the clean-up process, the 50-acre, man-made lake remains open to the public. Boating and fishing is permitted, but swimming is not allowed. Officials assure residents the area remains safe. - Chicago Sun-Times.
Two 5 magnitude earthquakes struck the south of the Kermadec Islands. The first one, a magnitude 5.5, hit a at a depth of 9.8 km (6.1 miles). The quake hit at 10:51:33 UTC, Tuesday 6th September 2011 and was located at 34.096°S, 179.469°E. The epicentre was 525 km (326 miles) northeast from Auckland, New Zealand; 332 km (206 miles) southwest of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands; 523 km (324 miles) northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand; and 899 km (558 miles) northeast of Wellington, New Zealand. The second, 5.1 magnitude, also struck south of the Kermadec Islands at a depth of just 1 km (0 miles). The quake hit at 13:10:17 UTC, Tuesday 6th September 2011 and was located at 34.018°S, 179.504°E. The epicentre was 513 km (318 miles) northeast from Auckland, New Zealand; 341 km (211 miles) southwest of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands; 517 km (321 miles) northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand; and 890 km (553 miles) northeast of Wellington, New Zealand.
No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time.
A fire caused by a plane crash threatened 800 homes or structures in Tehachapi, California, on Monday, with nearly 5,000 acres ablaze in rugged terrain, according to state and local officials.
The fire started Sunday and was 5% contained by Monday, but there was no estimate of when it would be fully contained, according to a statement from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Kern County Fire Department. Evacuations were recommended in the area threatened by the fire and at least three roads were closed, the statement said. A relief center has been set up at Jacobsen Junior High School in Tehachapi for evacuees. "Firefighters are working in extreme conditions, high heat, low humidity, with the potential for erratic winds," according to the statement. The fire was burning in a mix of grass, brush and trees in steep rugged terrain, officials said. It was moving southeast toward Old West Ranch, Tehachapi City and Oak Creek and local power lines were threatened, according to the statement. Bulldozers were building perimeter lines to try to halt the fire, the statement said. California Gov. Jerry Brown's office said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to provide money to offset the state and local costs of fighting the fire. - CNN.WATCH: Small plane crash sparks brush fire in California.
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck the North Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 9.9 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 04:07:35 UTC Tuesday 6th September 2011 and was located at 22.006°N, 60.250°W. The epicentre was 496 km (308 miles) northeast of the Valley, Anguilla; 511 km (317 miles) northeast of Codrington, Barbuda; 527 km (327 miles) northeast of Marigot, Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe; and 728 km (452 miles) northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time.
At least 22 people are dead in Mexico City after at least two property boundary walls collapsed following days of heavy rains. Residents had to evacuated in boats after their street was flooded due to heavy rains in Cuautitlan, on the outskirts of Mexico City.
Powerful heavy rains led to flooding in central Mexico (in states Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz and suburbs of Mexico City - Cuautitlan) and the death of more than 22 people. Over 40 thousand families have fled their homes, which were in the area of flooding. Particularly difficult situation is observed in the state of Oaxaca and in the suburbs of Mexico City. Authorities imposed in these regions, the state of emergency. To fight the effects of flooding and abandoned the national army troops rescue. Also sent to the disaster area physicians. Mexico City's civil defense secretary says both walls were improperly built. Elias Moreno says the victims were asleep when a neighbor's rock boundary wall collapsed on their tin-roofed home Monday, crushing them. The city's Miguel Hidalgo borough said in a statement that 30 families were evacuated from an apartment building after the boundary wall of a neighboring building collapsed Sunday, sending two cars crashing into ground-floor apartments. No injuries were reported. The rains caused flooding on the outskirts of Mexico City. - Taiwan News.
More than 40,000 people were affected by the heavy rains that fell over the weekend in the Valley of Mexico and some southern states, the emergency management office said, adding that the downpours caused extensive damage. Emergency management personnel are trying to confirm how many deaths occurred and assess the damage, agency spokesmen told Efe. The areas most affected by the rain were the Valley of Mexico and the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Veracruz, the Social Development Secretariat said. Disaster assistance teams have been sent to the affected areas, officials said. The teams are working on clean-up, recovery and "safeguarding the physical integrity of the people" living in the areas, the secretariat said. A state of alert was declared on Sunday in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, after a river overflowed its banks, flooding about 1,500 houses. The National Water Commission, or Conagua, discontinued the alert on Monday, when the weather service forecast less precipitation in the Valley of Mexico over the next few days. Water is being released from the dam system in the Valley of Mexico, especially Lake Guadalupe, La Concepcion and Angulo, to levels that will allow managers to deal with the rains expected over the next few days, Conagua chief Jose Luis Luege Tamargo said. Workers are going to shift the flow of water from the Cuautitlan River so they can start repairing containment structures in the flood zone, the Conagua chief said. At least 74 people have died since the rainy season started in June in Mexico, the emergency management office said. - FOX News (Latino).
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