Sunday, September 14, 2014

World May Be in Beginnings of World War III, Pope Suggest

Praying for war dead at Italian WWI Memorial, Francis condemns apathy toward ongoing conflict.

September 13, 2014

Humanity may be in the early days of a Third World War, Pope Francis said during a ceremony marking the centennial of the start of World War I.

The Pope on Saturday morning celebrated Mass at the Italian Military Memorial of Redipuglia.  The area was the scene of fighting between Italy and the forces of the Central Powers during the 1914-1918 conflict. 

“There are tears, there is sadness. From this place we remember all the victims of every war,” Pope Francis said during a homily at a Mass for the fallen and victims of all wars. He called war “madness” and “irrational” and said its only plan was to bring destruction.

“Greed, intolerance, the lust for power…. These motives underlie the decision to go to war, and they are too often justified by an ideology; but first there is a distorted passion or impulse,” said the Pope.

Speaking at the end of a week in which President Obama announced a new plan to combat the terrorist group Islamic State, and with almost constant news of growing conflicts in various parts of the world, the Pope said that "even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction."

Standing beneath the towering Redipuglia memorial entombing 100,000 Italian soldiers fallen in World War I, Francis surely had his own grandfather in mind. The elder Bergoglio fought in Italy's 1915-17 offensive against the Austro-Hungarian empire waged in the nearby battlefields, surviving to impress upon the future Pope the horror of war.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Earth Bombarded By Twin Solar Flares Share


A sunspot five-times the diameter of Earth has fired twin flares at us, causing a geomagnetic storm that was forecast to peak on Saturday, 13 September.

AR2158 first exploded on Tuesday, followed by a more powerful eruption (classed as an X1.6) on Wednesday, briefly causing high-frequency radio blackouts, said Phys.org.

Both flares came with coronal mass ejections (CMEs), billions of tonnes of matter leaving the Sun at speeds of more than 3,750km/s, said SpaceWeather.com. Solar flares typically release energy in the range of billions of megatons.

The Sun has had bigger flares this year as it approaches the maximum point of activity on its 11-year cycle, but AR2158 was pointing pretty much straight at Earth, so will have greater effect.

Satanic Temple Plans to Open 15 Chapters Nationwide

The Satanic Temple says it espouses a Satan who is not the same Biblical "Father of Lies" who tempted Christ in the wilderness.

"Satan, to us, is not a deity or entity, but rather a symbol of the ultimate revolutionary iconoclast exemplified by Milton, William Blake and Anatole France," said Jex Blackmore, a leader of the Satanic Temple's new Detroit chapter and a member of the organization's executive ministry team.

Blackmore told Aleteia that her group's brand of Satanism—more comparable to a rationalist humanist philosophy than a mystical religion—provides her co-religionists with a sense of identity, community, custom and shared values.

"Our group includes mothers and fathers, veterans, musicians, professors, entrepreneurs and students," Blackmore said. "We represent all different walks of life."

The Satanic Temple has made headlines in recent months for its provocative efforts to organize a "black mass" at Harvard University and for trying to erect a statue of Baphomet—a bearded, goat-headed pagan deity—in Oklahoma City as a countermeasure against Christians installing the Ten Commandments at the state capitol.

It it not affiliated, however, with another satanic group, the Dakhma of Angra Mainya, which is performing a black mass Sept. 21 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center,

The controversial organization has also protested informed consent laws for women seeking abortions, held a "pink mass" ritual — which purports to turn someone gay in the afterlife — at the grave of  the late Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Jr.'s mother, and has offered to officiate at same-sex wedding ceremonies in Michigan, with the goal of overturning that state's laws that currently define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Over the next few weeks, the Satanic Temple plans to open 15 new chapters across the United States, as well as several internationally. The organization boasts more than 10,000 online members, which includes teens and people in their late 60s.

"We have slightly more females than males involved in the online community, but overall we are very diverse," Blackmore said.

The Satanic Temple's rising profile — some critics dismiss it as the result of sensational media coverage — is occurring at the same time that more Americans than ever, especially millennials, are not identifying with any particular religion. The Pew Research Center estimates that 20 percent of the U.S. public — and a third of adults under 30 — are religiously unaffiliated in this more secularized age.

In 2011, Carlo Climati, the press officer for the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, told the Catholic News Agency that a society "dominated by moral relativism fosters the spread of Satanism," which he argued creates “a society that is turned on its head, in which good becomes evil and evil becomes good.”

Jesuit Father James T. Bretzke, a professor moral theology at Boston College, told Aleteia that the rise of cults and religious groups, including the Satanic Temple, is a common feature in American culture, which is marked by voluntary association.

"People, especially in the United States, find meaning and identity by belonging to certain groups that not everybody belongs to," Father Bretzke said, adding that in this context, Satanism, which historically has suffered from "bad press," will have a certain draw.

"There is always going to be a fascination with religious ritual, which you're not going to get in everyday life, coupled with this new idea, this repackaging of rationalism under the Satanic label," Father Bretzke said.

Blackmore said the Satanic Temple is a "non-theistic religious organization" that does not participate in bloody animal sacrifices or subscribe to "supernaturalism." The group sees religion as "metaphorical construct" by which people contextualize their lives, works and goals.

http://m.aleteia.org/image/en/article/satanic-temple-plans-to-open-15-chapters-nationwide-5871797505359872/web-666-rick-cc/articlebox

Friday, September 12, 2014

Strong to Extreme: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater

Space Weather Message Code: WARK07 Serial Number: 43 Issue Time: 2014 Sep 12 2307 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected Valid From: 2014 Sep 12 2306 UTC Valid To: 2014 Sep 13 0700 UTC

Warning Condition: Persistence NOAA Scale: G3 or greater - Strong to Extreme

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.

Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices.

Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur.

Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur.

Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CHENEY: ISRAEL, ARABS ALLIES THINK OBAMA SUPPORTS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

CHENEY: ISRAEL, ARABS ALLIES THINK OBAMA SUPPORTS MUSLIM 

BROTHERHOOD


Wednesday in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, former Vice President Dick Cheney said our Israeli and Arabs allies in the Middle East no longer trust the United States and "deeply believe" the "Untied States has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood" because of the way "the United States has conducted itself over the last few years."

Cheney said, "[When] my daughter Liz and I traveled through the region this spring," and spoke to his long standing contacts he found, "There is a perception, and these are from Israeli and Arabs and so forth that the United States can no be trusted."

Cheney, however, did not identify the specific Arab country.

"There is a deep belief that the Untied States has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood," who he explained "in that part of the world the Muslim brothers are perceived, and founded in 1928, as the group which has emerged jihad, al-Qaeda, Hamas,. You can go down a long list and you can all trace their backgrounds to the Muslim Brothers and the Untied States needs to understand that.' 

Cheney said we need to "restore the relationships that have been badly damaged by the way the United States has conducted itself over the last few years."

See also:   
OBAMA'S RADICAL MUSLIM AND PRO-MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISOR RESIGNS

13 YEARS LATER, THE NATION PAUSES TO REMEMBER THE FALLEN

9/11 CEREMONIES: 13 YEARS LATER, THE NATION PAUSES TO REMEMBER THE FALLEN


A woman grieves at her husband's name engraving at the south tower pool in the National September 11 Memorial in New York. On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the city paused to honor the dead and pay tribute to first responders. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

Obama's "not Islamic" Islamic State Claim Ridiculed

President Obama's assertion Wednesday night that the Islamic State terrorist group "is not 'Islamic'" is drawing derision from a number of quarters.

The claim, also made by Obama's predecessors, is "preposterous," Daniel Pipes wrote for the National Review Online. "To state theobvious: As non-Muslims and politicians, rather than Muslims and scholars, they are in no position to declare what is Islamic and what is not."

Author Sam Harris, an atheist who challenges all religions, went further, dismissing Obama's argument as a "scrim of pretense and delusion."

"Which will come first, flying cars and vacations to Mars, or a simple acknowledgment that beliefs guide behavior and that certain religious ideas—jihad, martyrdom, blasphemy, apostasy—reliably lead to oppression and murder?" Harris wondered in an essay. "It may be true that no faith teaches people to massacre innocents exactly—but innocence, as the President surely knows, is in the eye of the beholder. Are apostates 'innocent'? Blasphemers? Polytheists? Islam has the answer, and the answer is 'no.'"

But Obama's argument echoes statements made by Muslim American leaders during a news conference Wednesday morning. "All of this is against the foundation and teaching of Islam," former Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) President Mohamed Magid told reporters. He also is a member of the president's Homeland Security Advisory Council.

The Quran includes numerous passages encouraging violent jihad and inspiring hatred of non-believers, Harris notes. Robert Spencer offers specific examples here, and asks why the Islamic State has become such a magnet for wannabe jihadists if it was not seen as inherently Islamic.

But instead of acknowledging those verses and debating their modern application, the president used a nationally televised speech to act as if they do not exist. Harris blames "a large industry of obfuscation designed to protect Muslims from having to grapple with these truths."

We saw that in action during Wednesday's news conference at the National Press Club.
It's a difficult sell, Pipes concludes, because of the clear theological statements and justifications Islamic State terrorists invoke for their brutality.

"Anyone with eyes and ears realizes that the Islamic State, like the Taliban and al-Qaeda before it, is 100 percent Islamic. And most Westerners, as indicated by detailed polling in Europe, do have eyes and ears. Over time, they are increasingly relying on common sense to conclude that the group is indeed profoundly Islamic."

Quake Watch: Supermoon & Solar Storm


Harvest Full Moon Rises Monday in Summer 'Supermoon' Finale

Space Weather Message Code: WATA30 Serial Number: 115 Issue Time: 2014 Sep 09 1835 UTC

WATCH:  Predicted Highest Geomagnetic Storm Category G2 Storm Level Predicted by Day: Sep 10: None (Below G1) Sep 11: None (Below G1) Sep 12: G2 (Moderate)

THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to
Washington state.

Editor's note:

Significant quake watch through September 15, 2014

Whitehouse Whitewashes Muslim Motivation Driving ISIS

ISIS Is Not Islamic?

by Daniel Pipes
Sep 10, 2014

In a televised address this evening, President Barack Obama outlined his ideas on how to defeat the Islamic State. Along the way, he declared the organization variously known as ISIS or ISIL to be "not Islamic."

In making this preposterous claim, Obama joins his two immediate predecessors in pronouncing on what is not Islamic. Bill Clinton called the Taliban treatment of women and children "a terrible perversion of Islam." George W. Bush deemed that 9/11 and other acts of violence against innocents "violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith."
Word magic permits Obama to turn ISIS into a "not Islamic" organization.
None of the three has any basis for such assertions. To state the obvious: as non-Muslims and politicians, rather than Muslims and scholars, they are in no position to declare what is Islamic and what is not. As Bernard Lewis, a leading American authority of Islam, notes: "it is surely presumptuous for those who are not Muslims to say what is orthodox and what is heretical in Islam." (That Obama was born and raised a Muslim has no relevance here, for he left the faith and cannot pronounce on it.)

Indeed, Obama compounds his predecessors' errors and goes further: Clinton and Bush merely described certain actions (treatment of women and children, acts of violence against innocents) as un-Islamic, but Obama has dared to declare an entire organization (and quasi-state) to be "not Islamic."

The only good thing about this idiocy? At least it's better than the formulation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (known as CAIR) which has the nerve to call ISIS "anti-Islamic."
In the end, though, neither U.S. presidents nor Islamist apologists fool people. Anyone with eyes and ears realizes that ISIS, like the Taliban and Al-Qaeda before it, is 100 percent Islamic. And most Westerners, as indicated by detailed polling in Europe, do have eyes and ears. Over time, they are increasingly relying on common sense to conclude that ISIS is indeed profoundly Islamic. (September 10, 2014)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Solar Assault Begins

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF Serial Number: 226 Issue Time: 2014 Sep 10 1737 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5 Threshold Reached: 2014 Sep 10 1731 UTC NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity.

For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.

Magnitude 6.2 Quake Indonesia

Summary

Location and Magnitude contributed by: USGS National Earthquake Information Center

General

50 km
30 mi
Powered by Leaflet
0.186°S, 125.173°E
Depth: 30.0km (18.6mi)

Event Time

  1. 2014-09-10 02:46:06 UTC
  2. 2014-09-10 10:46:06 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-09-09 22:46:06 UTC-04:00 system time

Location

0.186°S 125.173°E depth=30.0km (18.6mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 132km (82mi) SE of Modayag, Indonesia
  2. 167km (104mi) S of Tondano, Indonesia
  3. 172km (107mi) SSE of Tomohon, Indonesia
  4. 180km (112mi) S of Bitung, Indonesia
  5. 926km (575mi) N of Dili, East Timor

Aftershocks

  1. 5.6141km SE of Lolayan, Indonesia2014-09-10 05:32:59 UTC-04:0030.0 km
  2. 5.0144km SE of Modayag, Indonesia2014-09-10 03:30:52 UTC-04:0060.7 km
  3. 5.0146km SE of Modayag, Indonesia2014-09-10 01:59:47 UTC-04:0030.0 km
  4. 5.6126km SE of Modayag, Indonesia2014-09-10 01:19:25 UTC-04:0048.0 km

See also

Sunday, September 7, 2014

M4.3 - NORTHERN ITALY

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 4.3

Date-Time7 Sep 2014 10:45:01 UTC7 Sep 2014 12:45:02 near epicenter7 Sep 2014 05:45:01 standard time in your timezone

Location 44.098N 10.781EDepth7 kmDistances2 km (1 mi) E of Cutigliano, Italy
21 km (13 mi) N of Serravalle Pistoiese, Italy
22 km (13 mi) NNW of Pistoia, Italy

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.3 kmParametersNph = 52; Dmin = 32.5 km; Rmss = 1.10 seconds; Gp = 56°
Version =Event IDus b000sa55

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Earthquake Swarm Puerto Rico

More than 35 earthquakes in last 24 hours...


M6.1 - EASTER ISLAND

REGION

Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude6.1Date-Time6 Sep 2014 06:53:13 UTC5 Sep 2014 22:53:14 near epicenter6 Sep 2014 01:53:13 standard time in your timezone

Location26.625S 114.456WDepth10 kmDistances502 km (311 mi) W of Hanga Roa, Chile3736 km (2316 mi) ESE of Papao, French Polynesia3740 km (2318 mi) ESE of Mahina, French Polynesia3742 km (2320 mi) ESE of Paea, French Polynesia1576 km (977 mi) E of Adamstown, Pitcairn

Location Uncertainty

Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.9 kmParametersNph = 81; Dmin = 512.0 km; Rmss = 0.82 seconds; Gp = 37°
Version =Event IDus b000s9vv

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pope; ‘The Christian Who Does Not Feel Mary Is His Mother Is an Orphan’

Pope Francis Claims: ‘The Christian Who Does Not Feel Mary Is His Mother Is an Orphan’


ROME – Pope Francis focused on the person of Mary in statements issued both Tuesday and Wednesday, making assertions that some opine are unbiblical and heretical.
“The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan,” heTweeted on Tuesday, a post that generated much criticism from around the world.
“Sorry fella, you lost me on this one,” one follower wrote.
But over 5,600 followers favorited the Tweet and over 3,600 shared it.
Today, the pope gave his weekly address in Rome, speaking about the Roman Catholic Church serving as a “mother” to the world, and exhorting the Church to follow Mary as an example of how to be a mother.
Tweet“In our catecheses, we have often noted that we do not become a Christian on our own, but by being born and nurtured in the faith in the midst of the People of God, that is the Church,” he stated. “She is a true mother who gives us life in Christ, and in the communion of the Holy Spirit, brings us into a common life with our brothers and sisters.”
“The model of motherhood for the Church is the Blessed Virgin Mary, who in the fullness of time conceived through the Holy Spirit and gave birth to the Son of God,” Pope Francis continued. “Her motherhood continues through the Church, who brings forth sons and daughters through baptism, whom she nourishes through the word of God.”
According to the Catholic News Agency, he also urged the crowds to seek the intercession of Mary, and pray that they can “learn from her that tenderness which allows us to be witnesses of maternity of the Church.
hristian News Network asked Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries in Plano, Texas to share his thoughts Wednesday regarding the pope’s latest Tweet asserting that those who reject Mary as mother are orphans. He expressed disagreement, stating that as per Romans 8:15, those who receive the adoption of sons through the blood of Jesus can never be orphans.
“The pope continues to display his biblical ignorance,” he said. “Pope Francis does not know that Christians cannot be orphans because they have been adopted into God’s eternal family. No one can be an orphan who has received the Spirit of adoption as sons joyfully cry out ‘Abba! Father!’”
Gendron also took issue with the Tweet referring to Christians, stating that Christians and Catholics are two separate entities.
“The pope should stick to Tweeting about Catholics since he does not know how Scripture defines a Christian,” he said. “The Roman Catholic Church not only fabricates heresies concerning Mary, but does the same with her son Jesus by denying that He is the all-sufficient Savior.”
“His religion teaches that a Catholic needs to be justified repeatedly by sacraments and works because he/she loses the grace of justification each time a mortal sin is committed,” Gendron stated. “A Christian is justified once by faith because justification is a permanent declaration of righteousness by God. A Catholic is purified by the fires of Purgatory. A Christian is purified by the blood of Jesus.”

Israel's Peres and the Pope: Create "U.N. of Religions" to Fight Terrorism

Shimon Peres Meets With Pope Francis At The Vatican

Proposes 'U.N. of Religions' to Fight Terrorism


Former Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and proposed a “U.N. of religions” to fight terrorism.
The Vatican said the pope and Peres held a “long” and “very cordial” discussion on Thursday.
During the 45-minute meeting, Peres described his idea to the pontiff about his organization of religions modeled after the United Nations. The motivation, Peres told the Catholic weekly Famiglia Cristiana, is that religion is the prime trigger for world conflicts today.
“The U.N. has had its time,” Peres said, according to Famiglia Cristiana. “What we need is an organization of United Religions, the U.N. of religions. It would be the best way to combat these terrorists who kill in the name of their faith because most people are not like them, they practice their religions without killing anyone, without even thinking about it.”
The Vatican news service said the pope “listened attentively and with interest” to Peres’ proposal.
Also Thursday, the pope met for 30 minutes with Jordanian Prince El Hassan Bin Talal and also discussed interfaith cooperation. The prince is the founder of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies in Amman.
Francis last met with Peres June 8, when he hosted the then-Israeli president, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at an unprecedented prayer meeting in the Vatican garden.

See also:

Genetic Sinlessness & The Church of The New World Order

6.0 Magnitude Quake Tonga

Event Time

  1. 2014-09-04 05:33:46 UTC
  2. 2014-09-03 17:33:46 UTC-12:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-09-04 01:33:46 UTC-04:00 system time

Location

21.396°S 173.258°W depth=11.8km (7.4mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 175km (109mi) E of `Ohonua, Tonga
  2. 203km (126mi) E of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  3. 826km (513mi) SSW of Tafuna, American Samoa
  4. 833km (518mi) SSW of Pago Pago, American Samoa
  5. 851km (529mi) S of Apia, Samoa

Monday, August 25, 2014

M6.9 - 43km ENE of Tambo, Peru

Event Time

  1. 2014-08-24 23:21:45 UTC
  2. 2014-08-24 18:21:45 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-08-24 19:21:45 UTC-04:00 system time

Location

14.586°S 73.578°W depth=101.0km (62.8mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 43km (27mi) ENE of Tambo, Peru
  2. 61km (38mi) ENE of Puquio, Peru
  3. 105km (65mi) S of Andahuaylas, Peru
  4. 129km (80mi) SW of Abancay, Peru
  5. 467km (290mi) SE of Lima, Peru

Sunday, August 24, 2014

X-Ray Event exceeded M5 (R2)

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5 Serial Number: 119 Issue Time: 2014 Aug 24

1256 UTC SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5 Begin Time: 2014 Aug 24 1200 UTC 

Maximum Time: 2014 Aug 24 1217 UTC End Time: 2014 Aug 24 1225 UTC X-ray Class: M5.9 Optical Class: 2b Location: S07E77 NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate 

Comment: Impulsive M5/2b flare from new Region 2151 near the SE limb. Type II (593 km/s) and Tenflare (409 sfu) radio emissions associated with this event. NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

M6.6 - VALPARAISO, CHILE

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.6
Date-Time
  • 23 Aug 2014 22:32:23 UTC
  • 23 Aug 2014 18:32:23 near epicenter
  • 23 Aug 2014 17:32:23 standard time in your timezone
Location32.702S 71.387W
Depth32 km
Distances
  • 18 km (11 mi) WNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile
  • 23 km (14 mi) NNW of Quillota, Chile
  • 31 km (19 mi) SSW of La Ligua, Chile
  • 36 km (22 mi) NNW of Limache, Chile
  • 108 km (66 mi) NW of Santiago, Chile
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 4.6 km
ParametersNph = 142; Dmin = 46.5 km; Rmss = 0.92 seconds; Gp = 48°
Version =
Event IDus b000s5rc
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/


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M6.1 - SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.1
Date-Time
  • 24 Aug 2014 10:20:44 UTC
  • 24 Aug 2014 03:20:44 near epicenter
  • 24 Aug 2014 05:20:44 standard time in your timezone
Location38.208N 122.324W
Depth7 km
Distances
  • 6 km (3 mi) NW of American Canyon, California
  • 10 km (6 mi) SSW of Napa, California
  • 12 km (7 mi) NNW of Vallejo, California
  • 14 km (8 mi) SE of Sonoma, California
  • 83 km (51 mi) WSW of Sacramento, California
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.4 km; Vertical 1.0 km
ParametersNph = 22; Dmin = 3.3 km; Rmss = 0.15 seconds; Gp = 108°
Version = 0
Event IDnc 72282711
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
CISN Northern California Management Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

http://www.cisn.org/ncmc.html

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 244 Issue Time: 2014 Aug 19 2149 UTC 

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected Valid From: 2014 Aug 19 2146 UTC Valid To: 2014 Aug 20 0500 UTC 

Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate  NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales 

Potential Impacts: 
Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Friday, August 8, 2014

ISIS is ‘Systematically Beheading Children' in 'Christian Genocide'

Family Security Matters

Leader: ISIS is ‘Systematically Beheading Children' in 'Christian Genocide'

by BARBARA BOLAND August 8, 2014
Ezidi Kurdish children are dying of thirst
Ezidi Kurdish children are dying of thirst and hungar
"Christianity in Mosul is dead, and a Christian holocaust is in our midst," said Mark Arabo, a Californian businessman and Chaldean-American leader. In an interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, he called what's happening in Iraq a "Christian genocide" and said "children are being beheaded, mothers are being raped and killed, and fathers are being hung."

"Right now, three thousand Christians are in Iraq fleeing to neighboring cities," he told Mann. Arabo is calling on the international community to follow France's lead and offer the Christians of Iraq asylum.

"You're startling me with the severity of what you're describing," the CNN host said. "You said they are --- beheading children?"

"They are systematically beheading children," Arabo repeated slowly. "And mothers and fathers. The world hasn't seen an evil like this for generations."

"There's actually a park in Mosul where they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick... this is crimes against humanity. They are doing the most horrendous, the most heart-breaking crimes that you can think of."

Mann asked about the ISIS letter sent to Christians in Mosul, demanding that they either convert to Islam, pay a fine or be put to "death by the sword."

"It's very clear they are killing people, but are Christians managing to escape by paying a fine?" he asked.

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