Saturday, October 22, 2011

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: THE AGE OF OBAMA and the End of America - Flood Costs Nebraska $189 Million in Agricultural Activity?!

The Nebraska Farm Bureau has confirmed what Nebraska farmers have known for months: This year's flood was economically devastating.

With farmland in 14 Nebraska counties under Missouri River floodwater, the state lost nearly $189 million in economic activity from agriculture this year, a study released Tuesday by the bureau said. Bureau President Keith Olsen said the loss goes beyond the corn and soybeans farmers planted before the water started to rise. "There's a number of farmers who either lost all or part of their crops for the year," Olsen said. "It impacts the whole community. You don't have the harvest expense -- people buying fuel or hiring help." The state also lost $57.8 million in wages from the flood, the study found.

Business dropped off at grain elevators in the counties affected by the floodwater. Burt and Washington counties, the hardest hit, lost more than $28 million. The two counties each saw several fields swamped when the water rose in early summer. In Southeast Nebraska, Nemaha County lost more than $12 million, the study said, and was the state's fourth-worst hit. Richardson and Otoe counties also were hit hard, losing $8 million and $6 million, respectively. Cass County also lost $6 million. Even as highways reopen and fields drain, Olsen said the cleanup process has just started. Many pastures are now littered with silt and garbage, and Olsen said it could take years before agriculture returns to its pre-flood state. "Time will tell" how long that takes, he said. "That's one of the unknowns." - Journal Star.

MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - The Latest UFO Sightings And Aerial Anomalies Around The World?!

Here are several of the latest unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen recently across the globe.

An experienced pilot, Gary Travis, filmed a video of a series of bright orange lights in the sky over Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.

WATCH: UFOs spotted at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

This UFO fleet was seen and recorded in the night sky over Redondo Beach in California on the 8th of October 2011.

WATCH: UFO sighting over Redondo Beach, California.

Interesting video of stationary flashing objects above Keller in Texas. This footage was recorded on the 1st of October 2011.

WATCH: Pulsating UFOs over Keller, Texas.

Strange UFO activity was recorded in Texas on Thursday, 20th October 2011 around 7:20 pm. Author of the video reported that it appeared as if a military jet was flying around a UFO or orb.

WATCH: Military jet flying around UFO or orb in Texas.

This triangular-shaped UFO craft was seen and recorded in the sky over Payson in Arizona early in the month of October.

WATCH: Triangle UFO over Payson, Arizona.

Television report from Channel 10 News in Israel, describing the dramatic increase in UFO sightings in the United States and around the world.

WATCH: UFO sightings increase.

This triangle-shaped craft was recorded in the night sky above Mapleton in Iowa on the 5th of August 2011.

WATCH: Triangle UFO over Mapleton, Iowa.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: THE AGE OF OBAMA and the End of America - 12 Billion Dollar Weather Disasters in the United States?!

“So far have they [the United States] strayed into wickedness in those [future] times that their destruction has been sealed by my [father]. Their great cities will burn, their crops and cattle will suffer disease and death, their children will perish from diseases never seen upon this Earth, and I reveal to you the greatest [mystery] of all as I have been allowed to see that their [the United States] destruction will come about through the vengeful hands of one of our very own sons.” - Johanwa Owalo, Kenyan Prophet and the founder of Kenya’s Nomiya Luo Church, 1912.
I have been saying for years that the age of Obama would result in the destruction of America, as we know it, and the current news headlines are providing the evidence of this. From the "evolutionary flash point" of the recession-ruined economy to the collapse of the United States dollar to the escalation in immorality to the unprecedented destruction from Earth changes. Against the background of the monumental and record-breaking weather systems experienced during this year, Americans are waking up everyday to the new news of the constant and persistent deluge of disasters suffered under his presidency.

The billion-dollar weather disasters keep piling up, with the USA now at a record-shattering 12 for the year, according to Steve Bowen, a meteorologist at insurance broker AON. Bowen says economic losses from Tropical Storm Lee — which drenched the East Coast in September but was never a hurricane — reached $1 billion, with most of the damage due to flooding along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. So far, damage from Hurricane Irene has reached at least $7 billion, he says. "However, many locations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are still in the midst of trying to separate out flood losses between Irene and Lee," he says. On a side note, Bowen adds that the National Climatic Data Center, which tracks these disasters, will likely need to add another billion-dollar tally to a severe weather event that occurred in mid-June. Combined with Lee, that should make at least 12 separate billion-dollar events in the USA this year. The previous single-year record for billion-dollar disasters was nine, set in 2008. - USA Today.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Gujarat, India Jolted by 42 Aftershocks?!

When a quake of 5.3 magnitude jolted the state on Thursday, Gujarat re-lived the horrific memories of the devastating 2001 earthquake. But there is some good news coming from seismologists.

According to them, the quake has given an outlet to the energy stored beneath the earth’s surface and this means the probability of a big earthquake is extremely low. But they are not ruling out aftershocks which may be experienced for atleast a week. Meanwhile, Sasan, which is close to the epicentre Vanthali in Junagadh, also experienced some 42 aftershocks on Friday till 9 in the night. The highest magnitude of the aftershock was 4.1 while the lowest was 1.4. Teams of experts from the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), Gandhinagar and Geological Survey of India (GSI) have reached Sasan Gir for post earthquake studies on October 21.Scientists working on earthquake research at ISR said that post 2007, this is a new earthquake for the Saurashtra region.“Before the 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region on Thursday, it had experienced another quake of 5.0 magnitude on November 6, 2007,” said a senior scientist working with the ISR.

He further said that aftershocks of the 2001 Kutch earthquake have been registered even after a decade of the seismic event. "This is a new and different earthquake in Saurashtra region, which has been registered in Junagadh." Interestingly, it is often observed that several small earthquakes take place prior to a big one. Such earthquakes are known as 'precursor' to the big earthquake. But in the recent earthquake such seismic activity was not registered. "There were no such precursors in this earthquake," said the scientist. He further said there was hardly any probability of a new and big earthquake taking place in the region as the pent-up energy of the earth has been let out. "However aftershocks may be felt for atleast a week. Further, the earthquake is of 'Decay Pattern', which means the seismicity is reducing in the area," he said. He said further investigation into this quake is yet to be done but it may have occurred because of the small old fractures in the main Saurashtra region fault. "There are many small micro-earthquakes of 3 or less than 3 magnitude taking place in Jamnagar and Surendranagar districts frequently." - DNA India.
A night after an earthquake of 5.3 on Richter Scale epicentered in Junagadh district rocked Gujarat, tremors kept the region on the edge. Between 10.48 pm on Thursday and 9.38 am on Friday, as many as 21 tremors were recorded. One of them, recorded around 8.37 am and measuring 4.1 on Richter Scale, was the most intense of all. Other tremors measured between 1.3 to 2.4. Nearly 70 villages in Talala and Maliya Hatina talukas were reportedly affected the worst. While Junagadh district administration has begun a survey to assess the damage, initial reports said 114 houses have been damaged and some 32 persons injured. A mother and son duo, who were injured when their house wall collapsed in Khorana village in Veraval taluka, were reported to be serious and taken to Veraval Civil Hospital. On Friday, Chief Minister Narendra Modi visited Jalandar and Ladudi, the two worst affected villages. District administration confirmed that about 90 houses have collapsed at Ladudi village, about 20 km from the epicentre. “Damage survey has begun and those affected will be soon given compensation as per government norms,” Modi said at Ladudi village. - India Express.
WATCH: 5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Gujarat.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Floodwaters Swamp Bangkok, Thailand - Death toll hits 356, Flooding Could Last Till December?!

Thailand, reeling from its worst flooding in decades, received more bad news Saturday as the death toll since July rose to 356 and the prime minister warned that the inundation could last an additional six weeks.

Authorities are carrying out a high-risk maneuver this weekend, attempting to channel floodwaters through Bangkok canals and out to sea from the deluged central plains. The capital has already seen waist-high water in its northern neighborhoods amid fears the heart of downtown could be next if the diversion fails. "Bangkok must open all floodgates to allow the water through," said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a nationwide radio address. "There is a huge volume of run-off water from the north and we can't effectively block it but can only slow the flow.” The government raised the death toll to 356 from Friday’s 342 level with another two missing. An estimated 113,000 people have been displaced and are now living in shelters. And the nation has suffered some $3.3 billion in economic damage, a figure that could double if Bangkok is swamped. Neighboring Myanmar has also suffered at least 100 deaths and Cambodia 247 from its own severe flooding. Some critics said the lack of preparation and flood-control infrastructure reflect the nation’s obsession with economic performance. Yingluck, who’s been in office only two months, invoked a disaster law on Friday to exert more control over squabbling ministries and contradictory information. She also warned Bangkok residents to move their belongings to higher floors and brace for water levels that could reach three feet. The politician, a sister of fugitive former leader Thaksin Shinawatra, also said her government would safeguard Bangkok’s palaces, important buildings and economic zones. Critics have accused her of moving slowly and failing to recognize the scale of the problem. “The government should’ve done much better than this, it’s mismanaged the whole thing,” said Kavi Chongkittavorn, assistant group editor with the Nation media group. “With their populist policies and rallies, they’re much better at controlling people than water.” Stores in the capital quickly ran out of bottled water and instant noodles, with some residents seen buying ice to melt into drinking water. “Two days ago, I went with a friend to buy water at the grocery store near Central,” said Karen Emmons, a writer who lives on low-lying Soi 39.  “The shelf was cleared out except for Evian. Only the high-priced French water was left. She bought two cases.”

Flooding has affected nearly half of the country’s 77 provinces in the past three months, taking a huge toll on the country’s economy. Thailand is the world’s top rice and rubber producer and a major disk-drive manufacturer. The disaster is sending jitters through the global computer industry in advance of the Christmas shopping season. Five major industrial estates north of Bangkok, a city known as the Venice of the East, have suspended operations. Car makers Honda and Toyota, among others, have shuttered production. And two more industrial estates to the north and east are in jeopardy, putting more than 700,000 people out of work temporarily. More than 200 banks are closed and thousands of ATMs shuttered. Analysts said Thailand is paying the price for its obsession with headlong economic growth in recent decades. This has denuded national forests that once absorbed rain, interrupted traditional water-management practices and resulted in the wholesale cementing over of lowlands that once held water during flooding. “Roads sprout everywhere, built with little thought and cheap drainage that quickly clogs,” said Kraisak Choonhavan, a political analyst and lawmaker. “The new international airport, a national pride, is built on a drained marsh, one of the biggest areas that would contain the water.” The focus on saving Bangkok, while economically sound, has underscored longstanding political tensions in the country between the urban elite and the relatively poor rural population, analysts added. Bangkok saw months of street fighting and unrest last year between government forces and “red shirt” protesters made up mostly of farmers, the poor and the working class. “The people of Bangkok thought it was an island, that you could block the water and send it to the west, east, into the main Prapa Canal,” said Pitch Pongsawat, a political science professor at Chulalongkorn University. “In an address, the Bangkok government said they were trying to save the Bangkok people, not the rest of the country.” In fairness, analysts said, few envisioned the scale of this disaster. The last flooding on this scale was in 1942, well before industrialization. - LA Times.
WATCH: Thailand floods displace more than 100,000.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Abnormal Seismic Activity in the Azores?!

Experts in the Azores have alerted the population of São Miguel Island for seismic activity which they considered to be above normal. The seismic events where located in the system of Fogo and Congro lakes, the central region of the island.

“The situation is ongoing and the number of microseisms is slightly above reference values” said Wednesday João Luís Gaspar from the Center of Volcanology and Geological Risk Assessment (CVARG) of the University of the Azores. He also said that the seismic activity was the result of “very low magnitude earthquakes” adding that “none of which have been felt by the population.” Declining to comment on what the evolution of the crisis could be João Luís Gaspar recalled that “seismological activity is difficult to predict,” but that the possibility could not be eliminated of an earthquake occurrence which may be felt by the population. He said, “It does not mean it will happen; only that one cannot eliminate that possibility.”

According to the CVARG website, the Fogo-Congro system is one of the most critical seismologic areas of the archipelago where accumulated tensions exist resulting from the lithospheric interplay of the Eurasian, African and American plates. The Azores are sitting on the so called “Azores triple junction” area where the North American, Eurasian and African plates meet. This area is responsible for frequent geological and volcanic activity on the islands. Periodic volcanic eruptions and earthquake events, with occasional tidal waves, can have devastating effects on the Azorean islands. - Portuguese American Journal.

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Indonesia's Anak Krakatau Volcano Showing Increased Seismic Activity - Experiencing Over 5,000 Tremors a Day!

Indonesia's Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) volcano in the Sunda Strait is showing increased seismic activity lately and there are fears there might be a bigger eruption at the volcano compared to the one in 2007.

However, the authorities have asked the people living in its vicinity not to panic saying there would not be repeat of the massive Krakatau eruption of 1883. Indonesia's Vulcanology and Geological Disasters Mitigation Centre head Surono said Krakatau was experiencing over 5,000 tremors a day now. Gas leaks from the volcano had also caused Krakatau to be shrouded in a yellowish cloud, a phenomenon that has never happened, he was quoted as saying by Indonesia's Kompass daily today.

However, he said the people need not worry as Anak Kratau's magma was more liquid with less gas, unlike its mother's which was more viscous. However, he said the alert level had been increased and a 2km exclusion zone established around the island volcano. Krakatau exploded in 1883, killing approximately 40,000 people. It was reported that the explosion could be heard as far as 3,000 miles (4,800 km) away. Anak Krakatau was formed in the aftermath of the explosion
. - Bernama.

EARTH CHANGES: Ferocious Flash Floods Kills Couple in Spain!

"He said the intensity of the rainfall had 'come from nowhere' and had made it very difficult to predict."

A British couple have been killed in flash floods following torrential rain in Spain.

The married holidaymakers, aged 72 and 70, were seen clinging desperately to parts of a market street cafe in the quiet seaside resort of Cala Finestrat on the Costa Blanca. According to one eyewitness, a market stall, which was being washed along by the flood water, smashed into them and carried them away. It has now emerged that the town's council was fined 83,000 Euros in July 2010 for asphalting the bed of the ravine, where the market was held, without permission. Dramatic new footage has emerged showing the ferocity of the flood water. In a four minute video the brown water carries away cars, furniture and viewers can see frantic people wading through the path of the flood trying to grab possessions. In one section of the video people are seen trying to gather items from lorries and cars as the water carries them off.

The town council had also been warned by the Spanish government's Ministry of Environment not to hold public events there until further works had been carried out - and was told it would have to pay damages for any incidents that occurred. The couple have not been named. The cafe owner was also washed away but managed to save himself. The regular Friday market has around 150 stalls and is popular with British tourists and expats. Five other people were injured in the floods at Cala Finestrat, two miles from Benidorm, on the south east coast. The flooding followed two hours of heavy rain this morning and swept away cars and market stalls. Huge amounts of water ran down a ravine and into the market at around 11.30am. The area saw 7.2 litres of rain fall per square metre in just 25 minutes. Government spokesman Jose Perez Grau confirmed the dead couple were a British man aged 72 and his wife aged 70. He said the intensity of the rainfall had 'come from nowhere' and had made it very difficult to predict. Spanish newspapers reported that emergency alerts were usually set off when 40 litres of water fell per square metre - and as it was just 7.2 litres this did not happen. - Daily Mail.
WATCH: Flash flooding in Spain.

PLANETARY TREMORS: 7.6 Quake Rocks Kermadec Islands Region!

Map of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in the Kermadec Islands Region.
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck the Kermadec Islands Region at a depth of 39.8 km (24.7 miles). The quake hit on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 17:57:17 UTC and was located at 28.941°S, 176.046°W.

The epicentre was 180 km (112 miles) east (79°) from Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands; 870 km (541 miles) south (185°) from Nuku'Alofa, Tonga; and  2978 km (1851 miles) southwest (240°) from Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.

According to NOAA's National Weather Service, there is no watch, warning or advisory in effect at the moment.
A strong earthquake struck far off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude-7.6 quake struck Friday at 1:57 p.m. (1757 GMT) about 541 miles (870 kilometers) south of Nuku'Alofa on Tonga. The quake struck at a depth of 24 miles (39 kilometers). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami alert, but its report on the quake said sea level readings indicated that a tsunami was generated. The quake hit 112 miles (180 kilometers) from New Zealand's remote, volcanic Kermadec Islands. The remote outpost is generally uninhabited aside from a weather station and a hostel for visiting New Zealand scientists and staff. The New Zealand Herald newspaper reported the country's National Crisis Management Center had been activated, and that Civil Defense officials warned people in coastal areas to stay off beaches. Another magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck the region in July, but the eight New Zealand staffers at the Raoul Island outpost at the northern end of the Kermadecs were unharmed. The region lies on the "Ring of Fire" — an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim. About 90 percent of the world's quakes occur in the region. - Associated Press.
Stay tuned.