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"Apocalyptic thinking is in the
air," University of Connecticut psychologist Kenneth Ring says. "As we approach
that subjective date, December 21, 2012, images stored in the collective unconscious began to populate
our dreams and visions." And nightmares, of course. There
were, a lot of people who
think that a Global Catastrophe will soon be here -- around the years 2013
to 2023, as a matter of
cryptic verses in the Bible's apocalyptic texts actually refer to a nuclear Armageddon
within the next few years. At the same time an astonishing number of people claim to be in
contact with UFOs, and the message they are getting from the "space brothers" is
that time is running out for our planet. The Hopi prophecies tell
us that our world is currently teetering on the brink. The Mayan/Aztec calendar points to
the year 2012 as the end of this age, an age that began more than 5,000 years ago.
"Since 1945 it began to be technologically feasible
to end life on this planet," muses Michael Grosso. a philosophy professor at Jersey
City State College, who contemplates starting a newsletter called _Millennium Watch_.
"The prophetic symbols percolating in the collective unconscious of the West are now
assuming an objective content they never had before." Now the lamentations of the
early prophets are infused with the reality of H-bombs, chlorofluorocarbons, chemical
weapons plants, oil spills, Massive Solar Ejection, holy wars, and mutual assured destruction.
Many people feel that the world is now so
hopelessly sinful, or just plain messed up, that there is no possibility that it can
survive," notes Daniel Cohen, author of _Waiting for the Apocalypse_. Religious
tracts begin to assume a kind of logic, and you can notice eerie coincidences between
Ezekiel and the UFO people, the Hopi and Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, Our Lady of Fatima, the
Mayan calendar stone, and the National Academy of Sciences, all of who agree we're in
Sixteenth-century French prophet
Nostradamus foresaw 1999-2013 as a time of tremendous upheaval, wars, even (possibly)
nuclear annihilation. Edgar Cayce, the famous "sleeping prophet" of Virginia
Beach, Virginia, saw 1998 as the beginning of a New Age -- right before a catastrophic
shift of Earth's axis. Jeanne Dixon foresaw an evil and charismatic Antichrist leading the
youth of the world astray in this first decade....(Hmmmm...
George Dubya Bush comes to mind LOL)
New Age millennialists
focused on the year 2012 as a
collective turning point for humanity, a shift into a more ethereal kind of consciousness.
One can't help noticing that an awful lot of people are looking forward to the end of the
world. Religious fundamentalists expect to be supernaturally "raptured out" of
the coming cataclysm; New Age millennialists try to "heal the planet" with love
and good vibrations. Bob Nelson, also known as Mobius Rex, a California radio talk-show
host and author of _Prophecy_, a compendium of doomsday predictions across the ages,
expects that "less than one third of the world's population will be around by
2020." He adds, "It might be best for this planet and humanity if this
civilization collapses as quickly as possible.
As 2012 approached we had a growing
list of what "experts" feel might occur. Despite the sincerity and
long-winded explanations, it was all just guesswork. There
was no scientific evidence that anything untoward
would happen in 2012. All we
note is that the Mayan Long Count
calendar ended on Dec 21, 2012. The Mayans themselves had almost nothing to
say about what the end of the calendar held for humankind, and this suggests
that they merely inherited the calendar from an earlier culture.
list of possibilities, ranked on 3 criteria; the relative odds of happening
this century, of happening in 2013 to 2023, and of the ancients being able to
predict such a thing. Regarding aliens and a religious apocalypse,
they are on the list due to the billions of folk that do believe in them
Why are fault lines and volcanoes all
over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we
moving into a time when
major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become
much more common? For the past several decades, we have
been extremely fortunate to have experienced a period of
extremely low seismic activity along the west coast of the
United States. You see, the west coast lies right along the
infamous Ring of Fire. Approximately 75 percent of all the
volcanoes in the world are on the Ring of Fire, and
approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur
along the Ring of Fire. Scientists tell us that it is
inevitable that “the
Big One” will hit
California someday, but people have gotten very apathetic
about this because things have been so quiet out there for
so many years. Well, now it appears that things are
changing in a big way – and not just along the California
coast. The following are 12 signs that something big is
happening to the earth’s crust under North and South
America…This is the End of March 2014
that shook Los Angeles on Friday March
28, 2014 was the worst earthquake that the city had
seen in many years.
There have been several dozen earthquakes in Peru over the
past month, including a
that made headlines all over the globe.
Earlier this month, the northern coast of Chile was hit by
more than 300 earthquakes
in a seven day stretch. 41 of those earthquakes were
stronger than magnitude 4.5.
Fortunately, the quake that hit Los
Angeles on Friday did not cause too much lasting injury.
But it sure did shake people up. The following is how the
Los Angeles Times described
The quake, centered
near La Habra, caused
furniture to tumble,
pictures to fall
off walls and glass to break.
off store shelves, and there were reports of plate glass
In Brea, several
people suffered minor injuries during a rock slide that
overturned their car. Fullerton reported seven water
main breaks. Carbon Canyon Road was closed.
Orange and Los Angeles counties and the Inland Empire
chandeliers, fireplaces dislodging from walls and
lots of rattled nerves. The shake caused a rock slide in
Carbon Canyon, causing a car to overturn, according to
the Brea Police Department.
Why this particular earthquake is of
such concern is because it occurred along the Puente Hills
fault line. According to one seismologist, this is the
fault line that would be most likely to “eat
Experts said that
the earthquakes occurred on the Puente Hills thrust
fault, which stretches from the San Gabriel Valley to
downtown Los Angeles.
Last night’s quake
was shallow, which ‘means the shaking is very
concentrated in a small area,’ said Caltech seismologist
that the earthquake was unusual because the 5.1 quake
was preceded by the weaker foreshock.
Scientists such as
Hauksson are very concerned about the Puente Hills fault
because it runs directly under downtown Los Angeles.
is the fault that could eat L.A.,’
seismologist Sue Hough told The LA Times in 2003.
The fact that this fault
appears to be waking up is really bad news.
Video simulations of a
rupture on the
Puente Hills fault system show how energy from a quake
could erupt and be funneled toward L.A.’s densest
neighborhoods, with the strongest waves rippling to the
west and south across the Los Angeles Basin.
estimates by the
USGS and Southern California Earthquake Center, a
massive quake on the Puente Hills fault could kill from
3,000 to 18,000 people and cause up to $250 billion in
damage. Under this worst-case scenario, people in as
many as three-quarters of a million households would be
For years, we have watched as
the rest of the Ring of Fire has been absolutely ravaged by
major seismic events.
We all remember the
earthquakes that caused the Indonesian tsunami of 2004 and
the Japanese tsunami of 2011.
And the world mourned when
major earthquakes devastated New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Japan
and the Philippines.
Scientists assured us that it
was only a matter of time before the west coast started to
become seismically active again, and now it is happening.
If you live on the west
coast, I hope that you will consider these things very
Just because the earth under
your feet has been relatively quiet for a very long time
does not mean that it will always be that way.
Something big appears to be
happening to the earth’s crust, and you won’t want to be in
the “danger zone” when things finally break loose.
In a remarkably ominous farewell speech made by
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in
August of this year, the public was let in on an
expected upcoming global catastrophe that everyone
should be prepared for. Napolitano described that a
massive and “serious” cyber-attack on U.S. homeland
is coming, and that a natural disaster —the likes of
which the nation has never seen before —is also
believed to be on its way. The resignation marked
the end of her four year term as DHS under President
Obama, raising questions amongst the public about
the real intent of Napolitano’s decision. As part of
her farewell speech she joked for her replacement to
“grab a bottle of Advil.”
Napolitano’s resignation and public statement a
literal warning of knowledge our government is aware
of and is keeping from the people? A few months
prior to Janet’s farewell speech an unsettling
report prepared by EMERCOM revealed that the Obama
Regime requested the use of at least 15,000 Russian
troops trained in disaster relief and riot control
to be utilized in FEMA Region III (District of
Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia
and West Virginia) in October. Former South Dakota
Senator Sheldon R. Songstad, along with conspiracy
website moderator David Ells put together a list of
strange clues that point towards government
preparation for an upcoming disaster crisis:
Russians in Baltimore by October
1st 82% of
our combat forces and their supply elements out
of CONUS by October 1st
purchase orders for over $14.2 million for MREs
and heater meals to be delivered to Region III
by October 1st
purchase orders for 22 million pouches of
emergency water to be delivered to region III by
purchase orders for $13.6 million for MREs and
heater meals to be delivered to Austin by
training course for UN Peacekeepers in CONUS to
learn Urban Warfare, English and US weapons
systems beginning 4th week of July for 386,000
troops to be completed by October 1st.
million in antibiotics to be delivered to FEMA
region III by October 1st ordered by CDC
Health Organization held second emergency
meeting in its history to discuss MERs
coronavirus. Determined a vaccine MUST be in
place by October 1st
must be delivered to DHS by October 1st
will be allowed for US military from September
28th thru November 5th
yearly training for civil unrest suspended until
September 27th – to be performed in northeast
release of QE3 report moved to October 16th
agents MUST qualify with sidearm, shotgun & AR
15 by September 28th -no mention of yearly less
testing of GPS & Communications satellites is
coordinated for the first time with a testing
date of September 29th
mandates to FEMA and DHS concerning support for
metropolitan communities dealing with the
extreme climate change MUST be complete by
October 1st. These mandates were issued during
the last three weeks.
school systems in the US have determined they
need three-day kits for each school AND
three-day kits for each student to take with
them. All deliveries are scheduled for the month
National Guard units will complete riot control
and disaster assistance training during this
year’s annual two week training. All units MUST
have their training complete by September 30th
testing of the Emergency Broadcast System to
begin on September 25th and run thru October 2nd
Eastern-based Coast Guard units to perform
massive group training usually performed in the
Gulf, in the Virginia and Delaware areas. This
is a 10-day training mission to begin September
side-note to ponder: For the first time in the
history of the United Nations, the Secretary
General addresses the Assembly, a speech that
was broadcast live to over 60 nations, to inform
the assembly that while we are dealing with what
appears to be two global crises — extreme
climate change and financial downturns — the
governments of the world are working together to
resolve the issues before they reach
catastrophic proportions. In other words, he
addresses the Assembly and the world just to say
everything is going to be okay.
It’s clear to see
that the government is keeping something from the
public. Some may argue that they are just taking
necessary precautions in case of a disaster, but it
appears to be something more than just ‘being
prepared in the event of…’ Russian Minister Puchkov
decided that [FEMA] and Russia’s Emergencies
Ministry will work together to develop systems
to protect people and territory from cosmic
further noted that his meeting with DHS Director
Napolitano also covered other kinds of natural
emergencies, such as the extreme weather of recent
years in both Russia and the United States. It is
peculiar that such meetings and preparations have
taken place around the much talked about passing of
comet ISON. Could the government be aware of
impending devastation coming from the debris trail
of comet ISON?
Another strange incident that occurred on the coast
of California this month may also point to a coming
natural disaster. Two oarfish measured 16-18 feet
long washed up on the shores of southern California,
a rare occurrence since oarfish are bottom feeders
that usually stay thousands of feet beneath the
ocean surface. Japanese folklore suggests that
oarfish rise to the ocean’s surface before large
earthquakes strike, which is what happened back in
2011 before the 8.8 magnitude Japan earthquake hit
(the same is said to have happened before the 2010
earthquake in Chile). Fishermen at the time reported
seeing and catching an abundance of oarfish around
the epicentre of the mega-quake. Scientists suggest
that sea serpents are more perceptive to seismic
shifts and changes in gas pressures.
The idea that animals can sense when a natural
disaster is about to occur is something that dates
back thousands of years. Historians recorded that
before the major earthquake of 373 B.C. in Helice,
Greece, animals such as rats, weasels and snakes all
deserted the city in a panic. Bees have also been
known to leave their hives and disappear before
natural disasters. Many pet owners have reported
their cats and dogs acting up before earthquakes
strike as well. It is thought that animals have a
higher sensitivity to electrical changes in the air
or gas released from the Earth. This may explain the
strange appearance of the oarfish. Earlier this
year, a record number of sea lion sightings were
also reported along Southland beaches, including one
declared ‘unusual mortality event’ in April that saw
hundreds of ailing sea lion pups washed ashore.
Perhaps these events are precursors for the “big
one” that is said to be overdue by now, the Cascadia
subduction zone earthquake along the western North
American coastline. Only time will tell what these
signs all really mean.
The reduction of the population from natural
disasters is something that has been discussed for
many years now. Is there a way that a mega-scale
disaster could possibly serve humanity’s evolution?
Some argue that the “cleansing” of the planet by
natural forces is a necessary part of the shift in
consciousness, and that by going through what our
ego considers mass tragedy, we are being forced to
look at the way we are living our lives in an
intense but humbling light. People come together in
times of tragedy, and the things we once thought
were important such as material items and finances
begin to lose their value as the truly valuable
things such as family and friends become the
forerunner in our lives. History writes about a time
when ancient civilizations such as the inhabitants
of Atlantis and Lemuria were at a similar pivotal
evolutionary point, but were not ready to make the
shift and were swept away by the Earth’s oceans. Are
we possibly about to see a similar story unfold? Is
this all a part of our evolution, cleansing out the
systems and souls that are not ready to make the
leap to the new Earth?
At the physical level, death and destruction are
among the most common of fears expressed by the ego;
it is therefore easy to get caught up in the three
dimensional view of life. However I believe that if
we begin to accept the idea that we are more than
just our bodies, and that the concept of death is
merely an illusion, then we can begin letting go of
the fear associated with natural disasters and
looking at how these inevitable events can serve
humanity’s progression. At the soul level there is
no judgment towards how and when someone will pass
on. After all, we are eternal beings having a human
experience and any challenge we go through is
ultimately created for us to learn from and to
expand our consciousness. This includes earthquakes,
asteroids and any other natural disaster.
The next few years will more than likely prove to be
eventful to say the least. Whether the government is
retaining information from the public or not, we
cannot refute that the natural cycles of our planet
will continue on with full force during the next
stages of our evolution, and humanity will
inevitably progress forward along with these cycles.
There is really no other choice but to trust that
the divine universe has a plan for us all; doing
this will allow us to move forward with hope for
what the new Earth will present.
Ancient, advanced civilizations have one distinct advantage
over us - they may have observed the skies for longer, and may have spotted
an orbit that will culminate in a collision with Earth in 2013
- 2023. This is
easily the most predictable disaster. With recent discussion of
"dark comets", we have become aware of the possibility of our planet being
struck with little or no warning.
A comet or asteroid will
collide with Earth between 2013 and 2023, and civilization will end as we know it.
Jeanne Dixon prophesied that a comet would crash into the earth around 2013, causing
massive tidal waves and flooding. Nostradamus also seemed to be referring to an
extraterrestrial object when he predicted that "a great spherical mountain of seven
stades [about a mile in diameter] will roll end over end, sinking great nations."
Comet disaster was also predicted by Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). (Hildegard was a
twelfth-century Jeanne Dixon. Adviser to three popes and two emperors, she had a pretty
good track record, predicting the coming of Protestantism and the fall of the Holy Roman
Asteroid near-miss reported by Russian
September 30, 2013
A 15-meter asteroid, similar to the object that
exploded above Russia in February, moving at a speed of 16km per second, was
detected hours before it narrowly missed Earth over the weekend, according
to Russian scientists.
"[The asteroid] was discovered on Friday
night by our station near Lake Baikal and nine hours later it flew within
11,300km of the Earth’s surface, below the orbit of geostationary
satellites. It was about 15 meters in size,” Vladimir Lipunov of the
Moscow State University and the Sternberg Astronomical Institute indicated.
Lipunov also pointed out his team had notified the International
Astronomical Union of their discovery, but it is yet to be confirmed, RIA
Novosti news agency reported.
The Russian astronomers stated that the asteroid has disappeared now.
The scientists also considered the possibility of this asteroid being space
debris: a launch-vehicle stage or a piece of an unmanned Mars explorer. Its
trajectory was detected to pass near Mars. However, the search in the space
debris catalogue shed no light.
It comes less than a year after a meteorite
exploded above the city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals. It weighed 10,000 tons
prior to the blast, the scientists indicated.
About 1,500 people were injured in the explosion, most of them from the
shockwave that broke glass.
Over the next century, astronomers predict many
asteroids will pass Earth, with one the closest near-misses expected in
April 2029. Apophis is set to pass 38.5 thousand km from the center of
made headlines on Thursday, when reports said that there's a chance it could
strike our planet in less than 20 years. Such a collision could unleash a
force as powerful as a couple of thousand atomic bombs.
NASA was quick to calm nerves and point out some very good news. The most
dangerous known asteroids don't really pose much of a threat. And there are
very few of them.
space agency is 99.998% certain that when it whooshes back around the planet
in 2032, it will simply sail past us again.
Photos: All about asteroids
probability of it striking Earth currently stands at 1:63,000, and even
those odds are fading fast, as scientists find out more about the asteroid.
"This is a relatively new discovery," said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA's
NEO Program. "With more observations, I fully expect we will be able to
significantly reduce, or rule out entirely, any impact probability for the
TV135 was discovered on October 8, while NASA was closed during the
government shutdown. And already it looks to soon be joining the ranks of
the more than 10,000 known near-Earth objects that are virtually certain to
cause us no harm.
until then, it has the distinction of having a danger rating of 1 out of a
possible 10 on the
Torino Impact Hazard Scale,
the system that gauges the danger of impact destruction by asteroids.
The 1 rating means that it poses "no unusual level of danger." There
is "no cause for public attention or concern."
Almost all other asteroids that scientists have discovered rank a 0 on the
scale. There is another asteroid with a danger rating of 1. And it, too, is
no cause for alarm, NASA says. The close pass 2013
TV135 made on September 16 was not a near miss. At a distance of 4.2 million
miles as it flew by, it was more than 15 times as far away from Earth as the
February 15 this year, asteroid 2012 DA14, which measured 150 feet wide,
slipped in below the moon's orbit and squeaked by our planet just 17,200
miles from its surface. The one that passed
by in September is big, with a diameter of 1,300 feet. That's the size of
four football fields, but it does not quite make it an Earth crusher.
An asteroid needs to be at least twice as large to advance into that
believe anything larger than one to two kilometers (about 0.6 to 1.2 miles)
could have worldwide effects," NASA said in a statement.
Near Passes Daily
behemoths in that size range will pass by planet Earth in the next three
months at similar distances as 2013 TV135. NASA says that neither will hit
us. Near asteroid passes are common.
They pretty much occur daily, if not two or
three times a day, NASA says. They come, and they
go, and they leave the Earth in peace. In
addition, particles from space bombard our planet every minute -- at a rate
of 100 tons a day, NASA says. You eat them;
you drink them; you breathe them. Much of you and everything else on Earth
Though it seems Earth is
safe for now, there is such a thing as a doomsday asteroid.
Scientists say it is likely that the impact of an asteroid over six
miles wide wiped out dinosaurs along with much of the life on Earth 65
million years ago. More like it will come,
NASA says. But they only turn up once every
"few million years."
Asteroid missed earth by a Tiny bit
on February 15, 2013.
Discovered by the LaSagra observatory in
southern Spain, the small asteroid 2012 DA14 passed
within about 3.5
Earth radii of the Earth's surface on February 15, 2013. Although its
size is not well determined, this near-Earth asteroid is thought to be
about 45 meters in diameter. Asteroid 2012 DA14
passed inside the
geosynchronous satellite ring, located about 35,800 km above the
equator. Its orbit about the sun brought it no closer to the Earth's
surface than 3.2 Earth radii on February 15, 2013. On that date, the
asteroid traveled rapidly from the southern evening sky into the
northern morning sky with its closest Earth approach occurring about
19:26 UTC when it achieved a magnitude of less than seven, which is
somewhat fainter than naked eye visibility. About 4 minutes after its
Earth close approach, it passed into the
Earth's shadow for about 18 minutes or so before reappearing from the
This image made from radar data obtained on
Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:45 a.m. PST (2:45 p.m. EST/1945 UTC) and provided by
NASA shows asteroid 2005 YU55 when the space rock was at 3.6 lunar
distances, which is about 860,000 miles, or 1.38 million kilometers,
from Earth. (AP) The
largest asteroid to come this close to Earth since 1976 zipped
by at 30,000 mph, just inside the moon’s orbit. The nearest pass to our
planet occured at 6:28 p.m.
NASA said there
was no chance 2005 YU55 - the scientific name for the asteroid -
would veer off course and strike the planet
- and they were right.
“...it will be no closer than 201,700 miles
(324,600 kilometers) or 0.85 the distance from the moon to Earth,” NASA
wrote. “The gravitational influence of the asteroid had
no detectable effect on anything here on Earth, including our planet’s
tides or tectonic plates.”
This six-frame movie of asteroid 2005
YU55 was generated from data obtained by NASA’s Goldstone Solar System
Radar on Nov. 7, 2011.
What could happen if an asteroid this
massive were to strike Earth?
“It would create a crater two miles wide and
release as much energy equivalent to about one third of all the nuclear
weapons on earth,” Holthaus said.
Putting it another way, the Post’s
Brian Vastag wrote:
“...it would explode like 500 nuclear bombs, trigger a 7.0 magnitude
earthquake and, if it splashed down in the ocean, generate a 70-foot
For perspective, the asteroid that may have
finished off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago was perhaps 10-20 times
bigger and contained 1,000 times the energy of 2005 YU55 the AMS’
What’s the risk that a dangerously large
asteroid might collide with the Earth and cause catastrophe in the near
Since a humble start at a single
telescope in the 1980s, NASA’s $5 million-per-year asteroid-tracking
program has matured to the point where the agency said in September that
it has detected more than 90 percent of “planet killer” asteroids, those
bigger than one kilometer in diameter.
the next time an asteroid as big as 2005 YU55 comes close to Earth will
be in 2028.
In March 2011 a large asteroid passed within half a million miles of Earth, or twice the distance
between our planet and the moon. This particular asteroid, a quarter to half a mile or
more in diameter and zipping along at 46,000 miles per hour, would have hit Earth with an
impact that would have obliterated New York City or Los Angeles. It would have carved out
a crater half a mile deep and five miles wide. A water impact, according to
French, would have created waves several hundred meters high that could have swept over
Comet" Is Possible.
The comet that exploded over
the Siberian forest in 1908 (the so-called Tunguska Event) was estimated by
Russian scientists to have been several miles in diameter and to have
weighed close to a million tons. But a really big comet could be a hundred
miles in diameter and would do some real damage.
We can't be blasé about the
asteroid that just missed us. Scientists report that this collection of rock and dust
orbits the sun once a year and regularly buzzes our planet. "Sooner or later,"
say Henry Holt, scientist emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona,
who discovered the asteroid, "it should collide with the earth or the moon."
The Following news story appeared in July 2002:
LONDON (July 24) - A massive asteroid could hit Earth in
2028, destroying life as we know it, a British space expert said on Wednesday.
The asteroid -- the most threatening object ever detected in
space is 1.2 miles wide and apparently on a direct collision course with Earth.
"Objects of this size only hit the Earth every one or two
million years," said Dr Benny Peiser, an asteroid expert at Liverpool John Moore's
University in northern England.
"In the worst case scenario, a disaster of this size would
be global in its extent, would create a meltdown of our economic and social life, and
would reduce us to dark age conditions," he told Reuters.
But Peiser and other space experts say they are pretty confident
this nightmare scenario will not come about.
"This thing is the highest threat that has been catalogued,
but the scale in terms of the threat keeps changing," said Peter Bond, spokesman for
the Royal Astronomical Society.
"If it did hit the Earth it would cause a continental-size
explosion...but it is a fairly remote possibility."
The asteroid -- named 2002 NT7 -- was first detected earlier this
month by the United States Linear sky survey program.
Since then, Peiser said scientists at the U.S. National
Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) near-Earth objects team and at Pisa
University in Italy have carried out orbit calculations to work out the probability and
potential date of impact to define the risk it poses.
Their calculations show it could hit the earth on February 1,
"The impact probability is below one in a million, but
because the first impact date is so early -- only 17 years from now -- and the object is
very large, it's been rated on the impact risk Palermo Scale as a positive," Peiser
said. "It is the first object which has ever hit a positive rating." Scientists
warn, however, that the risk rating has not been reviewed by the International
Astronomical Union, which is the main international body responsible for announcing such
Peiser said 2002 NT7 would continue to be monitored by space
experts across the world, and that over time, these observations would probably erase the
threat posed by it.
"In all likelihood, in a couple of months additional
observations will eliminate this object from the list of potential impacts," he said.
"I am very confident that additional observations over time will...show that it is
actually not on a collision course with Earth."
But he warned that the world should take this as wake-up call and
set about preparing for the reality of an asteroid hit in the future.
"Sooner or later -- and no one can really tell us which it
will be -- we will find an object that is on a collision course. That is as certain as
"Amen" in church. And eventually we will have to deflect an object from its
collision course," he said.
At the moment, he added, scientists fear it could take at least
30 years for the world to be able to devise and set up a mission to deal with such a
threat -- a timescale which would be woefully inadequate if the 2019 strike were to
do about asteroid or comet impact:There
is not a lot you CAN do but the earthquake and Nuclear War guidelines listed
below would be appropriate.
There Will Be Global
Flooding The prophecies say we'd better
start building arks again because we're all going to get very wet thanks to some wicked
tsunamis. If you're ordering your Chris Craft now, make sure that there's plenty of room
for your new Akita puppy and a mate so that we can repopulate the earth with various
species after everything dries out. See this video
for what a future United States map may look like.Edgar Cayce predicted a California with
coastal cities submerged, with the Carolinas and Georgia sinking into the Atlantic.
There's a basis for this: a recent phenomenon, the greenhouse effect. The burning of
fossil fuels and erupting volcanoes cause an increase in carbon dioxide, which in effect
turns the atmosphere into a greenhouse. The CO2 absorbs infrared rays and prevents them
from radiating back into space, and we all end up like hothouse tomatoes. A little side
effect is that the polar ice caps melt as the temperature soars upward by as much as 9
degrees Centigrade during the next century. Ocean levels rise seven to twenty feet,
submerging the Nile Delta, the Louisiana Delta, and the New Jersey wetlands.
See next for a Map of
Northern Europe now, and projected for the future:
Then we come to the Georgia Guide Stones and Edgar
Cayce. He predicted that after the early 2000s we would have a new
coastline. In all his maps, the Georgia Guidestones are always in a
words, another global flood, but there is hope because this will eventually turn into an Ice
Age. (How to
prepare? See Below)
water typically sinks near the Arctic and flows in deep
currents to the equator. When this cycle is disrupted,
warm water is not pushed as far north along the surface.
6, 2006 2:57
Winters in the Northeast begin to bite
with a ferocity last seen during the deep freezes of
1936 and 1978, when icebreakers plied the Mississippi
and Hudson rivers. Winter temperatures in Washington,
D.C., begin to approximate those of Boston. Extreme
drought grips the Midwest, sending grain commodity
prices soaring; crops fail and farmers spin into
bankruptcy. Climate patterns go haywire. London, Paris
and the Scandinavian capitals shiver through their
coldest winters since 1850. Summer monsoons in India and
China weaken, affecting harvests that feed hundreds of
millions of people. Fisheries decline when plankton
populations collapse. Drought and flood push worldwide
agricultural losses to $250 billion.
The cause of the big chill is an unlikely culprit:
global warming. The northeastern States, eastern Canada
and, primarily, Europe enjoy warmer climates than they
otherwise would because of an ocean-based system of heat
delivery called thermohaline circulation. This vast
ocean conveyor sweeps warm, salty water from tropical
latitudes north along the surface. After shedding heat
to the atmosphere, the chilled brine becomes denser and
sinks. Thousands of feet beneath the surface it flows
back toward the equator, completing the loop.
But as the climate warms disproportionately at the
poles, the gears of the system begin to wobble.
Freshwater runoff from Greenland's ice cap and from
melting glaciers across the Arctic, combined with
increased precipitation, could form a thick, buoyant cap
over the North Atlantic. Already, the great gyre may be
sputtering. The surface of the North Atlantic is
becoming noticeably less salty, and thus less driven to
Thermohaline circulation shut down as recently as 8200
years ago, and some scientists contend that the Little
Ice Age of 1300 to 1850 was due to a hiccup in the
system. The chance of another collapse is hotly debated.
Terrence Joyce, a senior scientist at Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution, calls it "unlikely" if
Greenland's ice cap continues to melt at the current
pace. However, "Greenland is a wild card," he says--its
melt rate remains unpredictable. Michael Schlesinger, an
atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign, calculates a 45 percent chance of the
system shutting down in the next century if nothing is
done to slow global warming.
Ice core samples indicate the switch from temperate to
bitter could be measured in mere years--and last for
centuries. The timing of such an event will determine
the severity of its consequences. "If the shutdown
happens 100 years from now, it will bring us back to
where we are now, canceling 4 to 6 F of atmospheric
warming [predicted] in the Northeast," Joyce says. "If
it happened tomorrow, that would be something more
coastal areas would be hit twice by a supercharged
storm—as waves rushed in and then back out.
Packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph, Hurricane
Lyle slams into Coral Gables just south of Miami. The
breadth and intensity of the storm dazzles
meteorologists, who rank it the strongest hurricane ever
to hit the U.S. mainland.
On the north side of the storm's eye, Miami Beach, which
has the second highest housing density in the country,
is in shambles. Many residents don't evacuate, believing
they are safe in concrete high-rises. They are wrong.
Then it is too late, as the causeways connecting them to
the mainland wash out. Waves riding a 15-ft. storm surge
gut oceanfront condos up to the third story; windows
blow out, allowing wind and rain to ravage upper floors.
The storm surge sweeps over the island, carrying
wreckage into downtown Miami, where the 70-story Four
Seasons Hotel and Tower is reduced to a sodden shell.
Block after block of homes in Coral Gables, West Miami
and Sweetwater--many not yet retrofitted to the tough
codes imposed after Hurricane Andrew in 1992--are
blasted down to roofless frames. Waist-deep floodwater
inundates areas as far north as Fort Lauderdale. Insured
losses exceed $100 billion--nearly twice the amount
caused by Katrina--making Lyle the costliest natural
disaster in U.S. history.
Katrina should have been a wakeup call, but coastal
development has continued unabated, exposing the 4
million people in Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward
counties to deadly monster storms. Warm water is rocket
fuel for hurricanes, and global warming is predicted to
heat tropical oceans by 4 F in the next century. Sea
surface temperatures in the tropics have already risen
by about 1 F since 1970.
Researchers at Georgia Tech and at the National Center
for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., have
measured a near doubling in the annual number of
Category 4 and 5 storms during the past 35 years. And
Kerry Emanuel, professor of meteorology at MIT, has
found that Atlantic storms today wield twice the
destructive force as those in 1970.
Some scientists dispute the global warming-hurricane
connection. They attribute the intensity of recent
hurricanes to natural cycles, or they contest the
accuracy of early data and the objectivity of techniques
used to analyze it.
Supercharged or not, hurricanes promise to wreak
unprecedented damage in the decades ahead for one simple
reason: More people have put themselves in harm's way.
Coastal zones from Texas to North Carolina have gained
24 million residents since 1950.
increase with altitude, and so a Category 4 storm at
ground level can be a full category higher at the
top of a building. While the storm surge scours the
first two stories, overpressure blows out windows in
the highest floors, exposing the interiors to wind
A CME was behind the
solar storm of 1859.
It occurred in September of that year, causing the failure of telegraph
systems across North America and Europe. Accompanying the storm were auroras
that are normally only seen in the Arctic and Antarctic, but were visible as
far south as the Caribbean. Typically we would expect a storm of 1859's
magnitude cause power blackouts and wreck satellites. But do we really
know how big they can get? In 2009 NASA told us to be wary of solar
storms, and warned of the dangers to America's ancient overloaded power
grid. Being without power for a few months, in the developed world, is a lot
more serious than most people realize.
could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical
communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a
once-in-a-generation “space storm”, NASA has
National power grids could overheat and air
travel severely disrupted while electronic items, navigation devices and
major satellites could stop working after the Sun reaches its maximum
power in a few years.
Senior space agency scientists believe the
Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from
solar flares after the Sun wakes “from a deep slumber” sometime around
2013, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
In a new warning, NASA
said the super storm would hit like “a bolt of lightning” and could
cause catastrophic consequences for the world’s health, emergency
services and national security unless precautions are taken. Scientists
believe it could damage everything from emergency services’ systems,
hospital equipment, banking systems and air traffic control devices,
through to “everyday” items such as home computers, iPods and Sat Navs.
Due to humans’ heavy reliance on electronic
devices, which are sensitive to magnetic energy, the storm could leave a
multi-billion dollar damage bill and “potentially devastating” problems for
“We know it is coming but we don’t know how bad
it is going to be,” said Dr Richard Fisher, the director of NASA's
“It will disrupt communication devices such as
satellites and car navigations, air travel, the banking system, our
computers, everything that is electronic. It will cause major problems for
“Large areas will be without electricity power
and to repair that damage will be hard as that takes time.”
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he
added: “Systems will just not work. The flares change the magnetic field on
the earth that is rapid and like a lightning bolt. That is the solar
A “space weather” conference in Washington DC
last week, attended by NASA scientists, policy-makers, researchers and
government officials, was told of similar warnings.
While scientists have previously told of the
dangers of the storm, Dr Fisher’s comments are the most comprehensive
warnings from NASA to date.
Dr Fisher, 69, said the storm, which will cause
the Sun to reach temperatures of more than 10,000 F (5500C), occurred only a
few times over a person’s life.
Every 22 years the Sun’s magnetic energy cycle
peaks while the number of sun spots – or flares – hits a maximum level every
Dr Fisher, a NASA scientist for 20 years, said
these two events would combine in 2013 to produce huge levels of radiation.
He said large swathes of the world could face
being without power for several months, although he admitted that was
A more likely scenario was that large areas,
including northern Europe and Britain which have “fragile” power grids,
would be without power and access to electronic devices for hours, possibly
He said preparations were similar to those in a
hurricane season, where authorities knew a problem was imminent but did not
know how serious it would be.
“I think the issue is now that modern society is
so dependant on electronics, mobile phones and satellites, much more so than
the last time this occurred,” he said.
“There is a severe economic impact from this. We
take it very seriously. The economic impact could be like a large, major
hurricane or storm.”
The National Academy of Sciences warned two
years ago that power grids, GPS navigation, air travel, financial services
and emergency radio communications could “all be knocked out by intense
It warned a powerful solar storm could cause
“twenty times more economic damage than Hurricane Katrina”. That storm
devastated New Orleans in 2005 and left an estimated damage bill of more
than $125bn (£85bn).
Dr Fisher said precautions could be taken
including creating back up systems for hospitals and power grids and allow
development on satellite “safe modes”.
“If you know that a hazard is coming … and you
have time enough to prepare and take precautions, then you can avoid
trouble,” he added.
His division, a department of the Science
Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters in Washington DC, which
investigates the Sun’s influence on the earth, uses dozens of satellites to
study the threat
The government has said it was aware of the
threat and “contingency plans were in place” to cope with the fall out from
such a storm
These included allowing for certain transformers
at the edge of the National Grid to be temporarily switched off and to
improve voltage levels throughout the network.
The National Risk Register, established in 2008
to identify different dangers to Britain, also has “comprehensive” plans on
how to handle a complete outage of electricity supplies.
The earth hurtles through space at 67,000
miles an hour. Think of it. What if you drove your Ford
Mustang that fast down an
interstate? And what if you piled too much luggage on your roof rack? Why, you'd topple
ace over teacups when you hit the first good curve. That's essentially what happens in a
Pole Shift. Namely, too much ice is melting on the polar ice caps
and this water will
eventually make its way into the sea. There will be less weight on the poles. This will
cause the earth to destabilize, topple and the poles will shift, maybe in a matter of
hours, maybe in days. As you can imagine, this would be very, very bad: enormous tidal
waves, electrical storms with hurricane winds, tremendous earthquakes and lava flows; even
poisonous gases. The Celtic Church of Dynion Mwyn, Inc. as well as many psychics who
have staked their reputations on this happening: Edgar Cayce, Immanuel Velikovsky, and
Nostradamus, among others have stated this is what will happen. Plus hints of a pole shift
can supposedly be found in the Bible and Native American prophecies, according to John
White, author of _Pole Shift_.
Crustal Displacement - a
physical pole shift. The mechanism is not understood, and most theories are
just wild guesses. However it seems quite likely we had one 12,000 years
ago, and what goes around, comes around. Charles Hapgood provided
substantial evidence for a pole shift at that time, and Allan and Delair
have added to it in their book Cataclysm!: Compelling Evidence of a
Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500 B.C. Take into account that Albert Einstein
endorsed Hapgood's ideas, and we have something to worry about.
Some scientists think a pole shift is a possibility.
"It's a consideration," says Donald Trucotte, chairman of the department of
geological sciences at Cornell University. "Pole shift is a well-established
principle. It's the same concept as continental drift. Continents shift around the earth,
so it's possible that poles might shift toward the equator.
Another possibility is that the Magnetic
poles will shift without a physical shift of the continents, but also both scenarios might
Magnetic Pole Shift
- pole reversals have been happening on average once every 400,000 years,
with the most recent one being 730,000 years ago - so we are well overdue.
Not only do we not know much about reversals, scientists are still unsure
about how our magnetic field is generated. Long thought to be a by-product
of the movements of liquid iron in our planet's core,
recent studies are
suggesting that our salty oceans might be the cause. Scientists suggest a
geomagnetic reversal takes thousands of years and does no harm. They are
wrong - it could just as easily happen overnight. No mechanism is known for
the cause of the
magnetic poles swapping places.
Our magnetic field is known to be rapidly declining (10% in the last 150
years), and the magnetic North pole is moving around at an accelerating pace
- it has been predicted it will move from Canada to Siberia in the next 50
years. These changes could be indicating an imminent reversal.
There WILL be a
magnetic pole shift soon. There MIGHT be a physical pole shift also
depending on how much of the polar ice melts and how soon.
Here is a Video that
might explain the phenomenon...or maybe not...you decide.
How do you
prepare for a polar shift?: prepare a place of safety on high ground as far
from the sea coast as possible. You want to be in a safety zone where there
are few earthquakes and no danger of tidal waves.
Because of a physical
pole shift, the earth will shake and split asunder. Buildings will
topple. Coastal cities will slide into the oceans and be seen no more. Just about
everybody with apocalyptic thinking agrees. Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce both predicted
widespread earthquakes around the year 2013 - 2023. Hildegard of Bingen prophesied quakes,
and psychic archaeologist Jeffrey Goodman predicted that the U.S. coastline would end up
in Nebraska and Kansas by the year 2023.
It has been nearly
two centuries since a series of three magnitude-8 quakes shook the
then-sparsely populated Midwest, centered near New Madrid, Missouri. Another
big one is inevitable. Now the region is heavily populated, yet building
codes are generally not up to earthquake snuff. What's
more, geology east of the Rockies causes quakes to be felt across a much
wider region. Shelves would rattle from Boston to South Carolina. Some homes
along the Mississippi would sink into oblivion.
it's just a matter of time before another 9.0 or larger earthquake strikes
somewhere between Northern California and Canada. The shaking would be
locally catastrophic, but the biggest threat is the tsunami that would ensue
from a fault line that's seismically identical to the one that caused the
deadly 2004 tsunami in Indonesia.
The Book of Revelation describes a terminal
earthquake, and even Isaiah said: "The earth will reel like a drunkard and it will
sway like a hut ... until it falls, never to rise again." This will be the
result of the Ice moving from the poles. Take a
look at what recently happened in Japan with a Earthquake/Tsunami
combination. It actually MOVED the entire Island several feet and some
cities on the coast are slightly underwater during high tides. Yes it
Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake, Mississippi River Valley
The New Madrid
Seismic Zone, which extends into five states, is part of a rift
that formed more than 500 million years ago when tectonic forces
began pulling the continent apart.
September 6, 2006
Ten miles beneath
Caruthersville, Mo., stress along an ancient rift zone releases
in a violent spasm. Shock waves from the magnitude 6.9
earthquake roll 160 miles up the Mississippi River Valley to St.
Louis, and 75 miles downriver to Memphis, Tenn. The soils under
Memphis ripple like a shook rug. Century-old brick buildings
heave, then crumble. Sewer and water lines rupture. Gaslines
snap. Downtown, the 14-story federal building, a decade overdue
for quakeproofing, rains 3-ton panels.
While all eyes are fixed on California as the site of the next
"Big One," damage from a quake along the New Madrid Fault--which
runs for 150 miles between Marked Tree, Ark., and Cairo,
Ill.--may be greater. The hot, shattered crust beneath
California absorbs seismic energy quickly and focuses it at an
epicenter, says Gary Patterson, a geologist at the University of
Memphis. But, he says, "the relatively hard, cold slab of rock
beneath the central U.S. allows that energy to travel great
distances." A quake's impact zone is at least 10 times larger on
the New Madrid Fault than on the San Andreas, and its shock
waves reverberate longer.
The New Madrid Fault has produced the strongest earthquakes in
the contiguous states: three tremors near magnitude 8.0 that
struck from December 1811 to February 1812. Odds of a quake of
that scale are small: 7 to 10 percent in the next 50 years. But
factor in unprepared citizens and infrastructure and even a 6.0
earthquake, which has a 25 to 40 percent chance of occurring,
would be a disaster.
"There's a lot about the New Madrid we don't know," Patterson
says. "But what we do know is very concerning."
Another danger which is
more local, is that a landslide from a large Volcano on one of the Canary
Islands causes a large Tidal wave which spreads out and inundates the East
coast of the United States, Canada and parts of South America.
A deadly mudslide on
Washington's Mount Rainier is one of many natural disasters that
have a precedent in North America.
On an overcast afternoon high on Mount Rainier, a rocky slope
slumps and then cuts loose from the mountain. Small rock slides
are common on the volcano's steep flanks, but this one is
different. Most of Mount Rainier's west face is in motion. Into
the tumbling maelstrom go millions of tons of ice from the
Puyallup and Tahoma glaciers. House-size rocks disintegrate in
the downward crush. "With Rainier's active hydrothermal system
saturating the rock, the landslide would reach the base of the
slope as a flowing mass of watery, muddy debris," says Kevin
Scott, scientist emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey's
Cascade Volcano Observatory (CVO).
So a lahar is born--a volcanic mudflow--and a nightmare realized
for the approximately 150,000 Washington residents who live and
work on the solidified debris of past flows. The mass of roiling
mud, rock and trees, traveling at 60 mph, would quickly funnel
into the canyons of the Puyallup and Carbon rivers, where it
would rise 180 ft. high before spreading into the lowlands as a
15-ft. wave. The 5000 residents of Orting, at the rivers'
confluence, would have less than 45 minutes to evacuate. People
downstream, in towns such as Puyallup and Sumner, might have
twice that long.
Despite its iconic standing, 14,410-ft. Mount Rainier is pocked
with corroded, unstable rock capped by a cubic mile of ice and
snow. The mountain--weakened from the inside out by acids
resulting from upwelling magma--has partially collapsed many
times in the last 5600 years, unleashing mudflows that have
inundated five of six major drainages. Six of those lahars
surged at least 45 miles to reach Puget Sound.
The USGS gives a 1-in-7 chance of a similar event occurring in
anyone's lifetime. And, says Dan Dzurisin, a CVO geologist:
"There's no guarantee there would be any advance warning."
Around this time of the
year many Britons look towards the Canary Islands for a sunshine break.
What most don't know, however, is that on one of the Canary Islands lies
a major global catastrophe in the making, a natural disaster so big that
it could flatten the Atlantic coastlines of Britain, Europe, North
Africa and the United States of America and cause enormous damage to
London and other UK cities. Scattered across the
World's oceans are a
handful of rare geological time-bombs which, once unleashed, create an
extraordinary phenomenon, a gigantic tidal wave, called a Mega Tsunami.
These are able to cross oceans and ravage countries on the other side of
the world. The word Tsunami derives from the Japanese for harbor
wave. They are normally generated by offshore earthquakes, sub-marine
landslides and undersea volcanic activity, and range from barely
perceptible waves to walls of water up to 300 feet high.
Recently, scientists have
realized that the next Mega Tsunami is likely
to begin on one of the Canary Islands, off the coast of North Africa,
where a wall of water will one day race across the entire Atlantic Ocean
at the speed of a jet airliner to devastate the east coast of the United
States, the Caribbean and Brazil.
Dr Simon Day, who works at
the Benfield Greig Hazards Research Centre, University College London*,
says that one flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La
Palma, in the Canaries, is unstable and could plunge into the ocean
during the volcano's next eruption.
Dr. Day says: "If the
volcano collapsed in one block of almost 20 cubic kilometres of rock,
weighing 500 billion tonnes - twice the size of the Isle of Wight - it
would fall into water almost 4 miles deep and create an undersea wave
2000 feet tall. Within five minutes of the landslide, a dome of water
about a mile high would form and then collapse, before the Mega Tsunami
fanned out in every direction, travelling at speeds of up to 500 mph. A
330ft wave would strike the western Sahara in less than an hour."
Europe would be protected
from the fiercest force by the position of the other Canary Islands, but
the tsunami would still bring 33ft waves to Lisbon and La Coruña within
After six hours it would
reach Britain, where waves up to 40 ft high would hit southwest England
at 500 miles per hour, travel a mile inland and obliterate almost
everything in its path. Even Britain's more sheltered shores, in the
North Sea and Irish Sea, will be struck by smaller but still significant
swells, causing widespread flooding in major coastal cities.
"We need better models to
see what the precise effects on Britain will be." Dr. Day said. However,
it is likely that London could suffer sever inundation as the Thames
Barrier's ability to cope with such a dramatic rise in water levels
exceeds its design specifications.
"The Thames estuary is
already subject to major tidal surges," says Dr. Day, "and the Mega
Tsunami could raise water levels by as much as 20 feet, with the surge
travelling up the river at some 200 miles per hour." Devastation along
both banks of the Thames would be huge, with many parts of the City and
areas along both the north and south banks of the river as far as Putney
Bridge and beyond experiencing severe damage. The effects on the London
underground are hard to imagine, but the entire network would become
flooded and the consequent loss of life would be immense."
Indeed, parts of London
would be uninhabitable for perhaps months and the cost of repairing and
rebuilding the damage would be astronomical. Imagine, if you will, what
effects such a massive inundation would have on some of our major public
buildings near the Thames; The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey,
Canary Wharf, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, and the South Bank
are only a few of the many London landmarks that would be severely
damaged, as indeed would the entire City of London.
However, the destruction in
the United Kingdom will be as nothing compared to the devastation
visited on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dr. Day claims that the
Mega Tsunami will generate a wave that will be inconceivably
catastrophic. He says: "It will surge across the Atlantic at 500 miles
per hour in less than seven hours, engulfing the whole US east coast
with a wave almost two hundred feet high "
By Jim Gorman
A massive collapse of Cumbre
Vieja in the Canary Islands would cause a tsunami to
radiate all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to the
Photograph by J. Schwake/Alamy
Cumbre Vieja, the most
active volcano in the Canary Islands, lurches as a
violent earthquake wracks its upper slopes. A third
of the mountain breaks away and plunges into the
Atlantic Ocean, pushing up a dome of water nearly
3000 ft. high. They don't yet know it, but tens of
millions of Americans from Key West, Fla., to South
Lubec, Maine, have just 9 hours to escape with their
The collapse of Cumbre Vieja unleashes a train of
enormous waves traveling at jetliner speed. The
first slam into nearby islands, then the African
mainland. By the time they reach the East Coast of
North America, the waves are up to 80 ft. high, and
in low-lying areas, sweep several miles inland.
When tsunamis strike the United States, it is
usually Hawaii or Alaska that take the hit. But
topography and population density put the East Coast
in a special risk category. "More Easterners are
exposed to potential tsunamis--from the Canary
Islands or the Cape Verde Islands--than the people
on the West Coast, which has a steep coastline and
few lowlands," says Steven Ward, a geophysicist at
the University of California, Santa Cruz. A Cumbre
Vieja eruption in 1949 opened a mile-long,
20-ft.-deep fissure near the crest, forcing the
volcano's western face to slump several feet. A 1971
eruption didn't budge it.
Marine geologists at Southampton Oceanography Center
in Great Britain have a different take. They
conclude the volcano would collapse in stages-- at
worst threatening nearby islands. Ward calculates
only a 5 percent chance Cumbre Vieja will trigger a
tsunami in a given century, but that when it does a
chunk of earth 15 miles long, 9 miles wide and
nearly 1 mile thick will plunge into the sea--a
landslide 250 times larger than the collapse of
Mount St. Helens.
Left: The tsunami's probable trajectory
within 5 hours of the collapse of Cumbre Vieja.
Right: The tsunami's potential range of
destruction 9 hours after the collapse of Cumbre
away everything in its path up to 20 miles inland. Boston would be hit
first, followed by New York, then all the way down the coast to Miami,
the Caribbean and Brazil." Millions would be killed, and as Dr. Day
explains: "It's not a question of "if" Cumbre Vieja collapses, it's
simply a question of "when".
Copyright Ian Gurney 2004. Ian
Gurney is a journalist, broadcaster and author of the bestseller "The
Cassandra Prophecy" published by International Global Press. ISBN
Georgia and Florida
Prepare For Tsunamis
Already, some communities along the Atlantic
Seaboard are setting up tsunami warning systems. The threat of
tsunamis isn't as great as with Japan or Indonesia but it is most
certainly real and prudent to plan ahead because landslides happen
on the East Coast as well as the Canary Islands.
By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press Writer
Mon Feb 5, 10:43 AM ET
MIDWAY, Ga. - Standing outside his home
along the Medway River 8 miles upstream from the Atlantic Ocean,
John T. Woods III has a hard time imagining a towering tidal wave
one day crashing over the dock where a lone fisherman stands casting
Yet emergency managers here in Liberty
County soon plan to post a warning sign near Woods' house depicting
a stick man running uphill from a monstrous wave and declaring the
surrounding area a " Tsunami Hazard Zone."
I have seen small tsunamis caused by
distant storms or close-by giant container ships. These usually only
discomfort swimmers and suntanning beach-goers. But when the earth
heaves and shakes, great tsunamis can form and they can travel
across entire oceans and swamp and destroy everything well inland.
The East Coast of the USA doesn't get the heroic, big waves that
crash into California, for example. Most of the big waves are winter
storm waves. Icy as the oceans off Alaska, they hammer the rocks
that protect the beaches around NYC during high winds coming from
the backside of blizzards.
The other source of great waves is
hurricanes in summer and fall. The backside of the eye of a
hurricane is the most dangerous portion of these mighty storms. But
hurricanes hearld their coming with many signs and significant
displays. The high cirrus clouds, the brilliant sun rises or sun
sets, sea birds fleeing inland, these and the rising seas well
before the first puffs of wind, give warning.
But earthquakes give little to no
warning. Like we witnessed so clearly in Indonesia with many people
filming this horrific event, the earthquake caused some damage and
killed people in Ache but then within a mere few minutes, the sea
came rushing in, killing hundreds of thousands of people. All over
the world between Asia and Africa, the seas rose up in many places
and swept away helpless people.
The most dangerous zones are places
where the continental shelf falls into deep trenches. These places,
if there is a landslide, can heave the water upwards and produce a
tsunami thanks to prevailing winds if they are blowing landwards.
High tides are more dangerous than low tides, of course.
Potential landslides on the outer
continental shelf and slope along the Mid-Atlantic coast could
trigger tsunamis that might have devastating effects on populated
coastal areas. In a paper published in the May 2000 issue of the
journal Geology,Neal Driscoll of the Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution and colleagues Jeffrey Weissel of Columbia University’s
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and John Goff of the University of
Texas at Austin say newly discovered cracks along the edge of the
continental shelf could be an early warning sign that the seafloor
is unstable in these areas.
These cracks, together with evidence of
past landslides in the same area, indicate the sea floor could
slump, or slide downhill like an avalanche, triggering the waves.
Wave heights similar to the storm surge from a category 3 or 4
hurricane, up to several meters above normal, could occur along the
Virginia-North Carolina coastline and lower Chesapeake Bay, the
areas of highest risk.
Before the Great Boxing Day Quake showed
us clearly how dangerous tsunamis from underwater landslides can be,
scientists have been speculating about this here in America. Some
geologists think large bolders found in the hills of the Bahama
Islands came there via tsunamis caused by earthquakes, for example.
The researchers recently discovered a
system of cracks along a 40-kilometer (25-mile)
section of the outer continental shelf off southern Virginia and
North Carolina, north of Cape Hatteras. These
(en echelon) cracks, a
series of cracks offset like the shingles on a roof, are located
in water depths of 100 to 200 meters (about 300 to 600 feet)
between the Norfolk Canyon and the Albemarle-Currituck submarine
slide, which occurred approximately 16,000 to 18,000 years ago
In that article, they show marine photos
of these cracks. I dig a lot, using backhoes and such. When I see
these sorts of cracks, I warn people to stay back, the bank is going
to give way. Any event like a heavy rainstorm can free up the earth
and cause a collapse. This is the same with avalanches in snow
country: usually there are deep fissures before the snow lets loose
and goes flying down the valley.
I live in the mountains and I patrol for
such cracks in the hillsides above me. In California, many people
ignore such cracks prefering the 'monkey no see/monkey no need to
do' ethos. This fatalism reaps its own rewards eventually.
The magnitude Mw *= 9.3 Sumatra
earthquake of 26 December 2004 claimed the lives of an estimated
300,000 people living in coastal areas of seven different
countries around the Indian Ocean. This event raised the
question of whether similar far-traveled tsunamis generated by
plate boundary faulting could affect the estimated 150 million
people living in coastal areas of the United States, including
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Aside
from the Pacific plate margin of North America, the North
America-Caribbean plate boundary is the closest (˜ 2000 km)
active plate boundary to coastal areas in the Gulf of Mexico and
the U.S. Atlantic seaboard. Researchers also have proposed that
other possible tsunami-generating sources that could affect
coastal areas of the United States include slumping of the shelf
margin along the Virginia-North Carolina margin [Driscoll et
al., 2000] and slumping of volcanic edifices in the Canary
Islands [Ward and Day, 2001].
Unlike the collapse of the subsiding
seabed in Indonesia off Sumatra, the Eastern Sea board's landscape
isn't as prone to earthquakes. The dangers for us is much more
invisible and insidious.
The U.S. East Coast continental slope
from Norfolk Canyon south to Cape Lookout, North Carolina
represents a dramatic physiographic and sedimentological
transition between the Middle Atlantic Bight (MAB) province of
major submarine canyons and the South Atlantic Bight province of
the Blake Plateau (BP)
The central portion of this region,
just north of Cape Hatteras, is unique hydrographically: 1) as
the zone where the northward flowing Gulf Stream meets the
southward flowing Virginia current and 2) as the zone where the
Gulf Stream crosses the underlying southward flowing Western
For quite a few years, geologists and
people like me have fretted about the possibility of a great
landslide from distant volcanoes causing giant tsunamis. I used to
live in one of the most exposed parts of Long Island: Coney Island,
and only one block from the ocean. Kept me awake some nights.
A collapsing volcano in the Atlantic
could unleash a giant wave of water that would swamp the
Caribbean and much of the eastern seaboard of the United States,
a scientist has claimed.
Dr Simon Day, of the Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre at
University College London, UK, believes one flank of the Cumbre
Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, in the Canaries
archipelago, is unstable and could plunge into the ocean.
The only good thing about this is, as
Africa rotates into Europe and causes volcanic activity on the
Atlantic northern edge, at least any tsunami triggered by a collapse
of one of these volcanoes will give us a long warning. But emptying
out much of NYC takes many hours since the entire place is a series
of islands. With only a handful of bridges. And all the bridges in
Brooklyn lead to other islands! There are no others!
If everyone in Manhattan evacuates to
the upper floors of the towers there, and there are many such, that
would probably be sufficient. But most of Brooklyn is lowlands
except for Park Slope where I used to own a brownstone. That might
(maybe) be safe. All of Long Island would be doomed. And they have
only two bridges into the lowlands of Conn. Everyone in Conn would
have to flee north and west and we are talking what? 10 million
And up to the Watchung Ridge in New Jersey!
Another couple million. We have the same problem Indonesia has: it
is nearly impossible to evacuate the huge populations that lie in
the path of tsunamis.
More than any community on the entire
East Coast, NYC and Long Island are the very hardest to evacuate in
case of war or natural disaster.
We have the services of many good
geologists but there is a problem; we like living on volcanic rifts,
next to ocean cliffs about to collapse into trenches, causing
tsunamis, we love California, one of the world's most dangerous
geological places outside of Sumatra, we love hurricane zones and
other things that are dangerous because in between moments of great
destruction there are long periods of pleasant living. Who can
Frankly, I loved living right next to
the ocean. Even during hurricanes, I was one of the last to
evacuate. I even swam in the wild seas before a hurricane years ago.
Nearly got killed. It was most exhilarating. But I will admit to
having dreams of the ocean suddenly rising up and filling the house,
we lived on the third floor of this Victorian summer retreat...and
engulfing us. I never have that dream here on my mountain (it is
replaced with dreams of being snowed under or blown off!).
In 1983 Dr Paul LaViolette described the dangers of a
Galactic core explosion. He explained that it would generate a cosmic ray
superwave, and it would be signaled by a gamma ray burst (GRB
see below). He
also warned us that a gravity wave might travel ahead of the superwave. If
seems likely that the
2004 tsunami was
caused by a gravity wave, because the accompanying GRB arrived just 21
hours later, and was the brightest ever observed, 100 times brighter than
any other seen in recorded history. This gravity wave did not come from our
galactic center, but if it had, perhaps the effects would have been much
worse. Go to
see the mechanism for this explosion.
Most religions predict such a day. Conspiracy theorists
suggest that many world leaders have apocalyptic beliefs, and may even be
attempting to cause Biblical prophecy to be fulfilled in 2012 via their
actions. If it helps, the Bible says “But of that day and hour knoweth no
one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only.”
But then again, maybe God changed his mind since the Bible was written, and
told some people the date of the apocalypse? Maybe he told the ancient
Mayans? Possibilities could be argued ad infinitum
There is no evidence, but
plenty of believers! Tied in with this are recent crop circles that have
2012 and Mayan themes.
If aliens are the creators of crop circles, then one would expect the
circles to be a warning of sorts. (We believe that
Extraterrestrials have visited many times and been the source of some of our
DNA - Cus aliens just want to have fun too!!!
told us that a GRB from a distance of just one kiloparsec could destroy half
of Earth's ozone layer. It suggests that historical mass extinctions may
have been caused by GRBs.
NASA explains how "gamma-ray radiation from a relatively nearby star
explosion, hitting the Earth for only ten seconds, could deplete up to half
of the atmosphere's protective ozone layer. Recovery could take at least
five years. With the ozone layer damaged, ultraviolet radiation from the Sun
could kill much of the life on land and near the surface of oceans and
lakes, and disrupt the food chain."
Gamma-ray bursts are short-lived bursts of
photons, the most
energetic form of light. At least some of them are associated with a special
explosions marking the deaths of especially
When large stars die, they go out in
spectacular fashion. Having used up their nuclear fuel, their cores collapse
inward into a black hole, which then devours the star from inside out. Out
of this paroxysm of destruction, powerful beams of energy burst from both
poles, shooting gamma rays and charged particles that for a few seconds
outshine the rest of the stars in the universe combined.
Lasting anywhere from a few milliseconds to
several minutes, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs)
shine hundreds of times brighter than a typical supernova and about a
million trillion times as bright as the Sun, making them briefly the
brightest source of cosmic gamma-ray photons in the observable
Universe. GRBs are
detected roughly once per day from wholly random directions of the sky.
That's great for astronomers, who can observe these gamma-ray bursts, or
GRBs, from across the universe—but not so good for any planet that happens
to be located in the path of the beams. In a one-two punch, a bath of
charged particles would quickly kill everything on one side of the planet
while intense gamma rays would ionize the atmosphere and cause years of acid
"As a rule of thumb, the danger zone extends to anything within 3000
light-years," says Penn State astronomer Derek Fox, who specializes in
gamma-ray bursts. But for us, he says, "it's not a likely threat." The
average galaxy experiences a GRB only every 10 million years or so, and the
danger zone is a small percentage of that galaxy.
Scientists have yet to
work out where most high-energy cosmic rays come from. Either an increase
striking our atmosphere, or a weakening of our shields, will let in more
cosmic rays. They are already zipping through your body every second, and
they could end up being our silent killers. As one example of their danger,
airlines do not let pregnant women work on their inter-continental routes,
because of the increased exposure to cosmic rays at those heights.
It might not be swine
flu, but flu researchers say a deadly pandemic is not a case of if, but
generation is generally unaware of how bad the pandemic of 1918 was.
For a disease to
be globally disruptive, it must undergo a flare-up of contagiousness and
lethality—like the 1918 influenza pandemic, which in the course of two and
half years killed 50 to 80 million people. It was the number one cause of death
amongst soldiers in WW1. Being killed by the enemy came second.
If the next
influenza pandemic is as bad as 1918's, the equivalent toll would be 210
million. "Knocking off that many people at once would disrupt civilization,"
the CDC's Khan says. He adds, however, that in the past century medical
science has developed powerful weapons against disease. "We're an
intelligent species," he says. "We can fight back."
But what if that intelligence were turned against us? Thanks to advances in
biotechnology, it will become increasingly possible to custom-tailor a
pathogen's lethality. "We're on the cusp of what could be a very frightening
time," says Charles P. Blair, director of the Terrorism Analysis Project at
the Federation of American Scientists. "I think in the very near future
you're talking about a potential extinction event."
These are real, they
have caused great catastrophes in the past, and we have no idea when the
next eruption will be. Some believe Yellowstone could explode again soon, as
it has been exhibiting signs of unrest, with earthquake swarms, ground
deformation and considerable heat and gas emissions. If it did erupt, expect
half of the USA to be wiped out, and major variations in global climate for
many years. For more information, watch documentaries by the
Two million years ago, a massive volcanic eruption
near what is today Yellowstone National Park shot 600 cubic miles of dust
and ash into the atmosphere—2400 times more than Mount St. Helens did in
1980. If such an eruption happened today, "it would greatly interrupt
business as usual around the planet," says Jake Lowenstern, a geologist with
the U.S. Geological Survey and scientist-in-charge at the Yellowstone
Volcano Observatory. Aside from the toll in human lives in the vicinity of
the eruption, he says, "global air traffic would be interrupted for months,
if not years."
Since that ancient blast, massive eruptions have been taking place every
600,000 years or so—and the last one was 640,000 years ago. On the bright
side, the intervals between the Yellowstone supervolcano's eruptions are
extremely erratic. Statistically speaking, it's very unlikely to blow in
2012, or even within the next millennium.
What is a super volcano?
is the most destructive force on this planet. Only a few exist in the world
and when they erupt they do so with a force tens of thousands of times
greater than other eruptions. They lie dormant for hundreds of thousands of
years as a vast reservoir of magma builds up inside them before finally they
capable of obliterating continents. They threaten the survival of mankind.
What happened during the last eruption of a super volcano?
Toba, Sumatra, 75,000 years ago.
It had 10,000 times the explosive force of Mount St. Helens and changed life
on Earth forever. Thousands of cubic kilometres of ash was thrown into the
atmosphere - so much that it blocked out light from the sun all over the
world. 2,500 miles away 35 centimetres of ash coated the ground. Global
temperatures plummeted by 21 degrees. The rain would have been so poisoned
by the gasses that it would have turned black and strongly acidic. Man was
pushed to the edge of extinction, the population forced down to just a couple of thousand. Three quarters of
all plants in the northern hemisphere were killed.
What causes super volcanoes?
a normal volcano erupts lava gradually builds up in the mountain before
releasing it. In super volcanoes when magma nears the surface it does not
reach it, instead it begins to fill massive underground reservoirs. The
magma melts the nearby rock to form more extremely thick magma. The magma is
so viscous that volcanic gasses that normally trigger an eruption cannot
pass, so a massive amount of pressure begins to build up. This continues for
hundreds of thousands of years until an eruption occurs, which blasts away a
huge amount of ground, forming a new caldera.
Yellowstone Super Volcano Alert: The Most
Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life
Right now, the ground underneath Yellowstone National Park is rising at a
record rate. In fact, it is rising at the rate of about three inches per
year. The reason why this is such a concern is because underneath the park
sits the Yellowstone supervolcano – the largest volcano in North America.
Scientists tell us that it is inevitable that it will erupt again one day,
and when it does the devastation will be almost unimaginable. A full-blown
eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would dump a 10 foot deep layer of
volcanic ash up to 1,000 miles away, and it would render much of the United
States uninhabitable. When most Americans think of Yellowstone, they tend to
conjure up images of Yogi Bear and “Old Faithful”, but the truth is that
sleeping underneath Yellowstone is a volcanic beast that could destroy our
nation in a single day and now that beast is starting to wake up.
The Yellowstone supervolcano is so vast that it is hard to put it into
words. According to
the Daily Mail,
the magma “hotspot” underneath Yellowstone is approximately 300 miles wide…
The Yellowstone Caldera is one of nature’s most awesome creations
and sits atop North America’s largest volcanic field.
Its name means ‘cooking pot’ or ‘cauldron’ and it is formed when land
collapses following a volcanic explosion.
In Yellowstone, some 400 miles beneath the Earth’s surface is a magma
‘hotspot’ which rises to 30 miles underground before spreading out over
an area of 300 miles across.
Atop this, but still beneath the surface, sits the slumbering volcano.
When most Americans think of volcanic eruptions in the United States, they
remember the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens back in 1980. But
that eruption would not even be worth comparing to a full-blown eruption of
the Yellowstone supervolcano.
Until recently, Bob Smith had never witnessed two simultaneous
earthquake swarms in his 53 years of monitoring seismic activity in and
around the Yellowstone Caldera.
Now, Smith, a University of Utah geophysics professor, has seen three
swarms at once.
In September, 130 earthquakes hit Yellowstone over the course of a single
week. This has got many Yellowstone observers
Yellowstone’s recent earthquake swarms started on Sept. 10 and were
shaking until about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16.
“A total of 130 earthquakes of magnitude 0.6 to 3.6 have occurred in
these three areas, however, most have occurred in the Lower Geyser
Basin,” a University of Utah statement said. “Notably much of seismicity
in Yellowstone occurs as swarms.”
So what is the worst case scenario?
Well, according to
the Daily Mail,
a full-blown eruption of Yellowstone could leave two-thirds of the United
States completely uninhabitable…
It would explode with a force a thousand times more powerful than the
Mount St Helens eruption in 1980.
Spewing lava far into the sky, a cloud of plant-killing ash would fan
out and dump a layer 10ft deep up to 1,000 miles away.
Two-thirds of the U.S. could become uninhabitable as toxic air sweeps
through it, grounding thousands of flights and forcing millions to leave
Can you think of another potential disaster that could accomplish the
That is why what is going on at Yellowstone right now is so important, and
the American people deserve the truth. The following are some more facts
about Yellowstone that I compiled that I included
in a previous article…
#5 In the event of a full-scale eruption of Yellowstone, virtually the
entire northwest United States will be completely destroyed.
#6 A massive eruption of Yellowstone would mean that just about everything
within a 100 mile radius of Yellowstone would be immediately killed.
#7 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could also potentially dump a layer
of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep
up to 1,000 miles away.
#8 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would cover virtually the entire
midwest United States with volcanic ash. Food production in America would be
almost totally wiped out.
#9 The “volcanic winter” that a massive Yellowstone eruption would cause
would radically cool the planet. Some scientists believe that global
temperatures would decline by up to 20 degrees.
#10 America would never be the same again after a massive Yellowstone
eruption. Some scientists believe that a full eruption by Yellowstone would
render two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable.
#11 Scientists tell us that it is not a matter of “if” Yellowstone will
erupt but rather “when” the next inevitable eruption will take place.
What makes all of this even more alarming is that a number of other very
prominent volcanoes around the world are starting to roar back to life right
now as well.
an Inquisitr article
from back in July described how “the most dangerous volcano in Mexico” is
starting to become extremely active…
Popocatepetl Volcano is at it again. The active volcano near Mexico City
erupted again this morning, spewing ash up into the sky.
The volcano is currently in the middle of an extremely active phase.
According to the
International Business Times,
the volcano has registered 39 exhalations in the last 24 hours.
notes that officials raised the alert level yellow following
Popocateptl’s eruption on Saturday morning. Yellow is the third-highest
caution level on the city’s seven step scale.And an
NBC News article
from August noted that one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Japan has
erupted 500 times so far this year…
Ash wafted as high as 3 miles above the Sakurajima volcano in the
southern city of Kagoshima on Sunday afternoon, forming its highest
plume since the Japan Meteorological Agency started keeping records in
2006. Lava flowed just over half a mile from the fissure, and several
huge volcanic rocks rolled down the mountainside.
Though the eruption was more massive than usual, residents of the city
of about 600,000 are used to hearing from their 3,664-foot neighbor.
Kagoshima officials said in a statement that this was Sakurajima’s 500th
eruption this year alone.
So what does all of this mean?
Are we now entering a time when volcanic eruptions will become much more
common all over the globe?
Could we rapidly be approaching the day when an absolutely devastating
volcanic eruption will paralyze much of North America?
Supervolcanoes That Could
Destroy Humanity 'May
Huge volcanoes second only to asteroid impact in terms of the
devastation they would visit on the earth
Rob Williams Author Biography
Thursday 31 May 2012
Super-eruptions from massive volcanoes with the power to destroy
humanity could take much less time to form than scientists previously
thought, it was reported yesterday.
Supervolcanoes are a huge but little understood natural disaster
waiting to happen.
Only a handful of such volcanoes exist in the world, but should one
erupt the effect would be devastating.
It is thought the sound of a super-eruption would be heard all over
the planet, black rain would fall and the sky would darken across the earth.
They are thought to be second only to a massive asteroid impact in
terms of the devastation they would visit on the earth.
The huge volcanoes are fuelled by massive magma pools that build up
deep beneath the ground.
They were previously thought to take between 100,000 to 200,000 years
to build up enough pressure for the massive eruption to take place.`
However research published in the online journal, Public Library of
Science ONE, now suggests the process could take just thousands or even
hundreds of years.
The research has found that the giant magma pools may actually only
exists for a few thousand or even hundred years before they explode.
The new discovery could prove extremely bad news for Yellowstone
National Park in the US which has a magma reservoir six miles beneath it.
The reservoir has been rising at record speeds since 2004.
The park in Wyoming is directly above a huge plume of molten rock
around 300 miles across at its highest point - 30 miles beneath the ground.
The build-up of hot and molten rock begins at least 400 miles below
the surface of the earth.
The Yellowstone Caldera resembles the lid of a cooking pot, and formed
when the last super-eruption in that area happened 600,000 years ago.
Scientists believe it could be due to erupt again.
The supervolcano has erupted a total of three times in the last 2.1
The most recent supervolcano to erupt was Toba 74,000 years ago in
It was ten thousand times bigger than Mt. St Helens and was a global
Lead scientist Dr Guilherme Gualda, from Vanderbilt University in
Nashville, Tennessee, said "Our study suggests that when these exceptionally
large magma pools form they are ephemeral and cannot exist very long without
"The fact that the process of magma body formation occurs in
historical time, instead of geological time, completely changes the nature
of the problem."
Not all super volcanoes have been found,
but one of the largest is in Yellowstone Park, USA. Scientists searching for
the caldera in the park could not see it because it was so huge - only when
satellite images were taken did the scale of the caldera become apparent -
the whole park, 85km by 45km, is one massive reservoir of magma. The idyll
landscape of Yellowstone could soon explode with devastating
When will it next erupt?
Scientist have discovered that the ground in
Yellowstone if 74cm higher than in was in 1923 - indicating a massive
swelling underneath the park. The reservoir is filling with magma at an
alarming rate. The volcano erupts with a near-clockwork cycle of every
600,000 years. The last eruption was more than 640,000 years ago - we are
overdue for annihilation.
What would be the effect of an eruption?
Immediately before the eruption, there would
be large earthquakes in the Yellowstone region. The ground would swell
further with most of Yellowstone being uplifted. One earthquake would
finally break the layer of rock that holds the magma in - and all the
pressure the Earth can build up in 640,000 years would be unleashed in a
Magma would be flung 50 kilometres into the atmosphere. Within a thousand
kilometres virtually all life would be killed by falling ash, lava flows and
the sheer explosive force of the eruption. Volcanic ash would coat places as
far away as Iowa and the Gulf of Mexico. One thousand cubic kilometres of
lava would pour out of the volcano, enough to coat the whole of the USA with
a layer 5 inches thick. The explosion would have a force 2,500 times that of
Mount St. Helens. It would be the loudest noise heard by man for 75,000
years, the time of the last super volcano eruption. Within minutes of the
eruption tens of thousands would be dead.
The long-term effects would be even more devastating. The thousands of cubic
kilometres of ash that would shoot into the atmosphere could block out light
from the sun, making global temperatures plummet. This is called a nuclear
winter. As during the Sumatra eruption a large percentage of the world's
plant life would be killed by the ash and drop in temperature. Also,
virtually the entire of the grain harvest of the Great Plains would
disappear in hours, as it would be coated in ash. Similar effects around the
world would cause massive food shortages. If the temperatures plummet by the
21 degrees which occurred after the Sumatra eruption, the Yellowstone super volcano
eruption could truly be an extinction level event.
Another Super volcano is
Santorini located on the Aegean Volcanic Arc. See next chart.
The volcanic complex of Santorini
is the most active part of the
South Aegean Volcanic Arc,
which includes the volcanoes of
Milos, Santorini and
Nisyros. It marks the
subduction of the African
underneath the Aegean subplate of the Eurasian tectonic plate, at a rate of
up to 5 cm per year in a northeasterly direction. It is characterized by
earthquakes at depths of 150–170 km.
The Kameni islands at the center of the
caldera are made of lava rocks.
LAACHER SEE CALDERA
Fresh activity near a dormant 'super
volcano' in Germany has left experts worried about a possible eruption.
Britain's Daily Mail wrote the eruption from the 'monster' underneath
Laacher See lake near Bonn, could eject billions of tons of magma which in
turn could cause widespead devastation in Europe and even 'short-term global
cooling'. The mountain last erupted 12,900 years ago. Volcanologists have
estimated the mountain's size to be similar to that of Mount Pinatubo in the
Philippines - responsible for the biggest ejection of the 20th century.
Pinatubo threw up '10 billion tons of magma, 20 billion tons of sulphur
dioxide 16 cubic kilometres of ash and caused a 0.5C drop in global
temperatures'. Experts near the Laacher See site have detected carbon
dioxide bubbles on the lake's surface and believe the mountain in Germany
could be active again.
It will only take an
increase of a couple of degrees to make life very difficult for most humans.
Luckily for us, it is unlikely to wipe us out as early as 2013.
2023 maybe. But 2013 is too soon!
One result of Global Warming is Ocean Acidification.
Ten million years after the dinosaurs died, carbon dioxide levels in
the atmosphere soared. The oceans absorbed CO2 and became
increasingly acidic, triggering a wave of extinction that swept the
Today, carbon dioxide levels are again soaring—but this time, they're
rising 10 times faster. Earth scientist Andy Ridgwell of the University
of Bristol in England has modeled the effects of rising CO2
levels and says the damage could be most visible in coral reefs. Not
only would reef destruction result in a loss of habitat for an estimated
25 percent of marine life, it could also expose many coastal cities to
greater storm and wave damage. "If [the reefs] vanish, or largely
vanish, that will be a real economic, social, and environmental
catastrophe," Ridgwell says.
Nevertheless, it doesn't seem as if acidification is an immediate threat
to human life. It would take a severe toll on deep-water species of
plankton, but it would largely spare the world's major commercial
fisheries. "A lot of things that are at risk of extinction we might not
even notice," Ridgwell says
The 'Ticking Time Bomb' That Could Cause Such Rapid Global Warming
We'd Be Unable to Prevent Extinction
Excerpts from an article on
November 26, 2013
Our planet has experienced five major extinctions
over the past billion or so years -- do we really want
to launch an irreversible 6th?
If, 250 million years ago, you were standing thousands of
miles away from what is now Siberia in the first years of the
Permian Mass Extension, probably the most you would notice is an odd
change in the weather and a reddish hue in the northern sky. What
you wouldn’t know, and probably your children wouldn’t even realize
–although their grandchildren probably would – is that a tipping
point had already been passed, and an extinction – an unstoppable
one – was already underway.
What could get America’s leading experts on climate change to
agree on something that the average American has probably never even
Methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon
dioxide, and there are trillions of tons of it embedded in a sort of
ice slurry called methane hydrate or methane clathrate crystals in
the Arctic and in the seas around continental shelves from North
America to Antarctica.
If enough of this methane is released quickly enough, it won’t
just produce “Global warming.” It could produce an extinction of
species on a wide scale – an extinction that could even include the
If there is a “ticking time bomb” in our biosphere that could
lead to a global warming so rapid and sudden that we would have no
way of dealing with it, it’s methane.
Our planet has experienced five major extinctions over the
past billion or so years, times when more than half of all life has
died in a geologically brief period of time, and the common
denominator of each one has been a sudden pulse of global warming.
Increasingly, it appears that a rapid release of methane played a
primary role in each one.
Back in 2002,
documented how, just in the previous decade, geologists had
by-and-large come to the conclusion that a sudden release of methane
led to the death of over 95% of everything on Earth during the
Permian Mass Extinction. That methane is back, probably in even
larger quantities, as life has been so active since the last mass
We laid out the scenario and its possible doomsday
implications in a short video titled “Last
Hours” a few months ago. Since the world has been recently
sensitized about methane, we’re now discovering more and more of it
leaking from oil wells,
fracking operations, melting permafrost, and
even stirred up by Arctic storms.
Just this week, the EPA reported they may have been
underestimating by half the amount of methane being produced by
human activity. Meanwhile, the National Science Foundation just
released a report that methane releases from the Arctic have
been underestimated. The caption accompanying their graphic says
it all too clearly: “Methane is leaking from the East Siberian
Arctic Shelf into the atmosphere at an alarming rate.”
While methane does eventually degrade into carbon dioxide,
when large amounts are released over a short time period, their
effect on global warming can be dramatic, since methane is such a
more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has passed 400 ppm, a number
never before seen in human history, but we’ve also never seen
methane releases on this order in human history. And, to a large
extent, the naturally occurring methane releases are the result of
that 400 ppm of carbon dioxide.
While many of the methane releases are the
result of fossil fuel extraction processes, the most dangerous ones
– the ones that could lead to trillions of tons of methane escaping
into the atmosphere and driving an extinction event – are from the
melting of frozen methane clathrate crystals along the seabeds. And
the process that drives that is global warming, principally driven
by carbon dioxide.
If we want to avoid an extinction that could approach or even
rival some of the five past extinctions that have wiped out so much
of life on earth, we must get control, quickly, of our man-made
carbon dioxide and methane releases.
While this might
have health concerns when used in everyday products (ie sunscreen), the
doomsday risk is when self-replicating little thingies are developed. Search
for "grey goo". Fortunately 2013 seems too soon for some mad scientist to
let the goo loose.
In 1945, a physicist working on
the first atomic bomb raised a disturbing possibility: What if the
energy released by the fissioning nuclei ignited the atmosphere and
wiped out life on earth? Obviously, that didn't happen, and mankind
survived its entry into the nuclear age.
But the notion that physicists could unwittingly trigger a
world-ending catastrophe has not gone away. In 1999, as the
Brookhaven National Laboratory prepared to fire up its Relativistic
Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a Hawaiian man named Walter Wagner filed
a lawsuit to have the facility shut down. He claimed that the
collision of high-energy subatomic particles could spawn tiny black
holes that could subsequently grow until they swallowed the earth.
In more than a decade of operation the RHIC has not produced a black
hole, but Wagner is currently warning of the same danger for
Europe's Large Hadron Collider, which is generating yet higher
Mainstream physicists dismiss the threat. "This danger simply does
not exist," says Brookhaven Lab physicist Dmitri Kharzeev. "These
energies are high in human terms, but the cosmic rays that naturally
occur in space are much more energetic. If high-energy particle
collision could produce black holes, one would have swallowed us a
long time ago."
Experts say that
no supernova candidates are close enough to harm us. But how many supernovas
have they observed? This is where, after the fact, scientists proclaim "but
of course! Why didn't we see it?"
take vaccinations, and we might be sheep when it comes to "gene therapy" as
well. Our desire to live longer might just be our undoing.
The Machines Take Over
Moore's Law—The observation that computer chips get twice as
powerful every two years—implies that, eventually, artificial brains
will eclipse the human brain. The big question is, what will the
artificial superintelligence of the future choose to do with its
"The risk is not so much a Terminator scenario, where you get
a supercomputer that dislikes humans," says Anders Sandberg, a
researcher and futurist at the Oxford Martin School's Future of
Humanity Institute in England. "A malign neglect would be a bigger
problem. You get something that's very intelligent but has
motivations that are completely nonhuman. [The computer] might not
really care about anything that we care about, but since it's
smarter, it's going to get what it wants."
There's an exchange of missiles and
a lot people die. Others die of radiation. But enough survivors climb from the wreckage to
rebuild civilization. The Dynion Mwyn, The Hopi, Mayans, Nostradamus, the Seeress of
Prague, and the Fatima prophecy all agree. The Hopi said that "gourds of ashes"
will fall from the sky, causing a disease for which there is no cure. Nostradamus
predicted a horror "enclosed in containers. Launched from a fleet of ships, in a
single night it transforms a city to dust and vapor...." The seventeenth-century
Seeress of Prague, who predicted Queen Victoria and Hitler, described a war in which men
"will sow a Mushroom, whose Seed will fall from the Sky to Earth....Life is wiped
out." The 1917 Fatima prophecy predicts a great war in which "fire and smoke will fall from heaven, and waters of the
oceans will become vapors....Millions and millions of men will perish...and those who
survive will envy the dead." Nuclear holocaust is going to be terrible. Our
only hope is to count on the corruption of the defense industry and the ineptitude of the
military: Maybe none
On Sept. 26,
1983, a satellite-monitoring unit at a secret facility near Moscow received
a warning: Five nuclear missiles had launched from a base in the U.S.
Luckily, the unit's officer, Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov, was skeptical
about the reliability of newly installed equipment, and he chose to wait
rather than immediately pass along an alarm that might trigger a nuclear
war. His judgment may have saved millions of lives.
Nuclear tensions have subsided considerably since the end of the Cold War.
But the threat remains. More countries than ever have the bomb, and
terrorist groups and rogue states remain a worry. A study published in 2008
by the journal Physics Today suggests that a regional war involving
as few as 100 bombs could cause a nuclear winter, resulting in the lowest
temperatures in 1000 years, while an exchange involving thousands of weapons
would, the study concluded, "likely eliminate the majority of the human
The scientific news of the decade, however, is the nuclear
winter theory, which holds that where there's fire, there's smoke, and it's the smoke that
will really cause the problems. According to Mark Harwell, director of Cornell
University's Global Environment Program and one of the architects of the nuclear winter
theory, just 100 warheads exploding in major cities in the Northern Hemisphere could
generate enough smoke to create a "reverse greenhouse effect." The smoke will
travel to the stratosphere and cut off sunlight. The earth will grow cold, as much as 15
degrees Centigrade colder, and our major grain crops will die. In other words, we're more
likely to starve than burn. "Most people point to Hiroshima and Nagasaki as the
models for the aftermath of a nuclear war," says Harwell. "But the entire world
will be a lot more like Ethiopia and the Sudan."
Previously, the potential body count
of nuclear war was estimated to be "only" in the tens of millions in the United
States and a few hundred million globally. That would still leave four and a half billion
humans on the planet, but Harwell says the long-lasting effects could eventually kill
another 4 billion.
"Nuclear war is the near-term risk that
people tend to forget about," says Sandberg of Oxford Martin. "If you think
historically, we've probably been very lucky."
foolproof. We've had such accidents in the past
(Chernobyl), and a bigger accident is
earthquake occurred at 14:46 JST on
Friday, 11 March 2011 with epicenter near the island of
resulted in maximum ground accelerations of 0.56, 0.52, 0.56 g (5.50,
5.07 and 5.48 m/s2) at Units 2, 3 and 5 respectively, above
their designed tolerances of 0.45, 0.45 and 0.46 g (4.38, 4.41 and
4.52 m/s2), but values within the design tolerances at Units
1, 4 and 6. The Fukushima I facility had not initially been designed for
a tsunami of the size that struck the plant, nor had the reactors been
modified when later
concerns were raised in Japan
and by the
IAEA. When the
earthquake occurred, the reactors on Units 1, 2, and 3 were operating,
but those on Units 4, 5, and 6 had already been shut down for periodic
inspection. Units 1, 2 and 3 underwent an automatic shutdown (called
SCRAM) when the
reactors shut down, the plant stopped generating electricity, stopping
the normal source of power for the plant. TEPCO reported that one of the
two connections to off-site power for Reactors 1–3 also failed so 13
on-site emergency diesel generators began powering the plant's cooling
and control systems. There are two emergency diesel generators for each
of the Units 1–5 and three for Unit 6.
The earthquake was followed by a 13–15 m
(43–49 ft) maximum height tsunami arriving approximately 50 minutes
later which topped the plant's 5.7 m (19 ft)
the basement of the Turbine Buildings and disabling the emergency diesel
generators located there at approximately 15:41. At this point, TEPCO
notified authorities, as required by law, of a "First level emergency".
The Fukushima II plant, which was also struck by the tsunami,
incorporated design changes which improved its resistance to flooding
and it sustained less damage. Generators and related electrical
distribution equipment were located in the watertight reactor building,
so that power from the grid was being used by midnight. Seawater pumps
for cooling were given protection from flooding, and although 3 of 4
failed in the tsunami, they were able to be restored to operation.
In the late 1990s, three additional backup
generators for reactors Nos. 2 and 4 were placed in new buildings
located higher on the hillside, in order to comply with new regulatory
requirements. All six reactors were given access to these generators;
however, the switching stations that sent power from these backup
generators to the reactors' cooling systems for Units 1 through 5 were
still in the poorly protected turbine buildings. All three of the
generators added in the late 1990s were operational after the tsunami.
If the switching stations had been moved to inside the reactor buildings
or to other flood-proof locations, power would have been provided by
these generators to the reactors' cooling systems.
After the diesel generators located in the
turbine buildings failed, emergency power for control systems was
supplied by batteries that were designed to last about eight hours.
Further batteries and mobile generators were dispatched to the site,
delayed by poor road conditions with the first not arriving until 21:00
JST 11 March, almost six hours after the tsunami struck.
Attempts to connect portable generating
equipment to power water pumps were eventually discontinued after
numerous attempts, as the connection point in the Turbine Hall basement
was flooded and because of difficulties finding suitable cables. TEPCO
switched its efforts to installing new lines from the grid to the
cooling systems. One plant generator at Unit 6 was restored to operation
on 17 March, and external power returned to Units 5 and 6, on 20 March,
allowing cooling equipment to be restarted.
Excerpt from an
article by Steven Carter at
Orthomolecular.org on May
People have been misinformed about the tragedy
at Fukushima and its consequences. There is a continuing cover up, the
reactors have not been stabilized, and radiation continues to be
released. The Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy (JCIT)
has recently released a video for people wishing to learn more about how
to protect themselves from contamination by taking large doses of
Part 2 ,
Part 3 and
All four parts of the video are also available
Readers may link to, embed in their webpages, and make copies of the
video for free distribution.
Japanese Government Minimizes Danger; Ignores
In the fall of 2011, JCIT presented a study that Fukushima workers had
abnormality gene expression, which may be avoided using dietary
antioxidants, especially vitamin C. The data was presented in Japan,
Taiwan, and Korea. The JCIT sent letters to the government urging the
government to tell the people how they may protect themselves from
radiation. To date, the recommendation has been ignored by Japanese
government and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company).
Linus Pauling gained the Nobel Peace Prize in part based on his
calculations of the number of deaths from nuclear weapons fallout.
He was supported by physicist and father of the Soviet bomb Andrei
Sakharov, who also later received the Nobel Prize for peace.
These and other scientists estimated that there would be an extra 10,000
deaths worldwide for each megaton nuclear test in the atmosphere. A
nuclear reactor can contain much more radioactive material than a
nuclear weapon. Fukushima had six reactors, plus stored additional
radioactive material and nuclear waste.
How Radiation Damages Cells
Ionizing radiation acts to damage living tissue by forming free
radicals. Essentially, electrons are ripped from molecules. Removing an
electron from an atom or molecule turns it into an ion, hence the term
ionizing radiation. X-rays, gamma rays, alpha- and beta-radiation are
Most of the damage occurs from ionizing radiation generating free
radicals in water, as water molecules are by far the most abundant in
the body. While avoiding unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation is
clearly preferable, people affected by Fukushima do not have the luxury
of avoiding contamination.
Antioxidants: Free-Radical Scavengers
Free-radical scavengers, as the name suggests, mop up the damaging
radicals produced by radiation. The more common term for free radical
scavenger is antioxidant. Antioxidants replace the electrons stripped
from molecules by ionizing radiation. Antioxidants have long been used
in the treatment of radiation poisoning.[3-7] Most of the
harm from ionizing radiation occurs from free radical damage which may
be quenched by the free electrons antioxidants provide. Fortunately,
safe antioxidants are widely available as nutritional supplements.
Vitamin C is the prime example.
Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is of particular importance and should be included
at high intakes for anyone trying to minimize radiation poisoning. High
dose vitamin C provides continual antioxidant flow through the body. It
is absorbed from the gut and helps to replenish the other antioxidants.
When it is used up, it is excreted in the urine. Importantly, it can
chelate, or grab onto, radioactive heavy metal atoms and help eliminate
them from the body. Large dynamic flow doses of vitamin C (about 3,000
mg, taken 4 times a day for a total of 12,000 mg) would exemplify
antioxidant treatment. Higher doses have been used by Dr. Atsuo
Yanagisawa and colleagues. [8,9]
Shortly after the disaster, Dr. Damien Downing described how supplements
can help protect against radioactive fallout. OMNS issued
an update on the response to Fukushima in Japan.
Recently, Dr. Gert Schuitemaker has provided a review of vitamin C as a
radio-protectant for Fukushima contamination.
Persons living in the areas affected by radioactive contamination can
take antioxidant supplements, especially high doses of vitamin C, to
counteract the negative consequences of long-term low dose radiation
exposure, as well as to protect the health of coming generations.[12,13]
People who have a possible internal or external radiation exposure
should take antioxidant supplements to maintain an optimal antioxidant
reserve. Because of the enormous size and oceanic spread of Fukushima
contamination, this literally applies to everyone.
"The International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine is pleased to
have participated in the making of this important DVD on the protective
effects of intravenous vitamin C on radiation exposure from the
Fukushima nuclear plant in March 2011. We are in full support of the
valuable work of Dr. Yanagisawa and his colleagues, and we very much
appreciate the commitment of Mr. Daisuke Shibata, who has made it
possible for the free distribution of the video around the world. May
this orthomolecular message raise awareness and foster improvement in
the treatment of radiation exposure."
Steve Hickey, PhD; Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD; Andrew W. Saul, PhD;
Gert E. Schuitemaker, PhD; Damien Downing, MD
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Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine. Orthomolecular
medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness. For
more information: http://www.orthomolecular.org
Fukushima reactor shows
radiation levels much higher than thought
nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and much less
water to cool it than officials estimated, according to an internal
examination that renews doubts about the plant’s stability.
A tool equipped with a tiny video camera, a
thermometer, a dosimeter and a water gauge was used to assess damage
inside the number two reactor’s containment chamber for the second time
since the tsunami swept into the
plant, a year ago.
The data shows the damage from the disaster
is so severe the plant operator will have to develop special equipment
and technology to tolerate the harsh environment, and decommission the
plant. The process is expected to last decades.
The other two reactors that had meltdowns
could be in even worse shape. The number two reactor is the only one
officials have been able to closely examine so far.
Right now the buzz is about "global
warming", yet a mere thirty years ago we were worried about an impending Ice
people worry about global warming, but fallout from a nuclear war or a
supervolcano could put enough sunlight-blocking dust in the air to cause the
opposite problem: a deep plunge in surface temperatures. If the earth stayed
cool long enough, a worse catastrophe could ensue. There is evidence that parts of our climate system work more like a
switch than a dial, and if a certain level of temperature is reached, it may
cause what is known as "abrupt climate change". See the movie "The Day
After Tomorrow" for how it might work.
Back in the '60s, climate modelers realized that if the earth were covered
in enough ice, most of the incoming solar radiation would be reflected back
into space and the planet would settle into a stable state at about minus 50
degrees F. Then, in 1992, CalTech geobiologist Joseph Kirschvink proposed
that the earth had once spent long stretches of time almost entirely frozen
over, leaving evidence of glacial deposits in the tropics. Life clung on in
a few sanctuaries heated by volcanic springs.
Could it happen again? "It's not something you'd need to worry about next
year, or the next hundred years," Kirschvink says. "Even if the climate
became very cold, it would take a long time for glaciers to build up."
The glaciers, which gave us the
Great Lakes and terrible weather, will come again. But this time, even if we don't freeze
to death, the new ice age will at the very least reduce the acreage available for farming
and we could starve.
Dynion Mwyn and various Psychics including Earlyne Chaney
believe the ice age will be an offshoot of the greenhouse effect. As all the ice
packs are melting around the North Pole, the water which is moving North called the Gulf
Stream, which gets colder as it moves North and gradually sinks down into the ocean, then
moves south, toward the equator, will no longer circulate. No more Gulf
Stream. No more mild temperatures over Europe. Europe will gradually turn into
a big Icicle. You probably thought that the greenhouse effect meant everything would
heat up. It will in the beginning. Carbon dioxide will keep the heat from
escaping. The heat will then vaporize the oceans. The resultant excess
moisture will be carried to the poles, where it will freeze, and the glaciers will come
back and grow bigger. This will all begin, says Chaney, between now and 2023.
Many will die, but some will be rescued. There is some evidence for a new ice age,
No less an authority than physicist George Gamow predicted the return of the glaciers:
"We must expect the ice that retreated some ten thousand years ago to come back
again." What to do to prepare for the coming ice
age: Move as far south as you can. Wherever south is after the poles shift.
To the best of our knowledge, everything is OK for a long, long time.
simulations have shown how Mercury could cause Earth and Mars to collide
a few billion years from now. But throw a stray comet or Planet X into the
mix, and our solar system could turn into a catastrophic pinball machine any
The X Factor
Many of the threats here were inconceivable
a century ago. Are there other dangers lurking beyond the fringes of
our understanding? Some scientists working on the cutting edge of
cosmology have suggested ideas that sound bizarre but one day may be
accepted as real.
One is the notion of "vacuum decay," the idea that space itself
might shift to a different quantum state, vaporizing everything in
it. Another is the theory that structures existing beyond the
visible dimensions, called branes, could collide, with equally
To astronomer Derek Fox, this kind of thinking is more
thought-provoking than disturbing. "Yes, it's possible that there
are things out there in the universe that could be a threat to life
on earth that we don't know about yet," Fox says. "But I don't think
these are the things that we need to be most worried about. Every
night astronomers are looking into the universe, looking back 10
billion or more years into the past, and they've never seen any
signs of these sorts of things."
Politics is the
struggle for power. It is an arena where egotistical genocidal maniacs and
secret cabals, fight each other for power while enslaving the masses, whom
they view as useless eaters. (see Ayn Rand Philosophy)
Throughout history tyrants have
abused power, and made life miserable for
their subjects. They always
attacked and killed potential threats to
Ivan the Terrible
created his own personal army called the Oprichnina to kill anyone suspected
of being an enemy. Joseph Stalin starved the
peasants within his borders with harsh political policies, and instilled
fear in his people with his secret police and political purges. Adolf
Hitler imposed Euthanasia policies killing the sick and elderly. He also
enslaved and slaughtered millions in concentration camps and started world
war II which resulted in 20 million dead. Mao Zedong the communist leader
of china almost destroyed the rich history and culture of his people with
his cultural revolution and created famine with his Great Leap Forward
policies that killed millions of peasants. Pol Pot Murdered 3 million of
his own people out of a population of 7 million after coming to power in
Cambodia in 1975, he targeted anyone with glasses,
because it was assumed they could read . These are a few example of a
common theme in history of egotistical genocidal maniacs coming to power.
They all few things in common; all had uncontrollable egos, delusions of
grandeur and a lack of compassion for those they killed or hurt.
This paradigm of
politics where the majority of people are
brainwashed to think that their leaders have their best interests in mind
is what we are faced with today. Agendas
that repress the citizens and enrich the elite are
given priority while the masses are fed meaningless issues to squabble over
to distract them from real issues of importance. The politicians that
should represent the people really represent the interests of the
international bankers and oligarchs. Most politicians today are agents of,
or are acting in the interests of a cabal of international bankers. Some
knowingly, some not. Some willingly, some not. The people with real
political power act behind the scenes, pulling the strings of their puppets
pawns. Although these shadowy figures are largely unseen, the effects of
their genocidal policies are felt worldwide. These are the cabals that work
to implement policies and start wars that result in the death and
suppression of the people of the world.
What they strive to
create is a New World Order, a global governmental system that controls the
world monetary system in a world with a more manageable population of 1-2
billion. They are working to crash the current economic system which will
result in mass starvation and depopulation. This will
of course, lead to their pre planned solution, a one-world
dictatorial government. Presided over by a concentrated group of unelected
psychopaths, hell bent on becoming all powerful.
This agenda is over two centuries in the making. Today, oligarchical
leaders, and shadowy cabals have hijacked the monetary policies of
individual nations to rack up huge deficits and create inflation for profit
and power. Once a nation comes under the control of this international loan
sharking cartel, it loses all sovereignty and control over it's own
diabolical international corporations have control over the
mainstream media and education, and subvert the masses. They have created an
illusionary false reality and bombarded us with sensual delights to pacify
us into maintaining the status quo and ignoring the harshness of reality.
They create fake enemies for us to direct our frustrations at.
We are divided and pitted against each other
to keep us from joining forces to destroy our true oppressors.
They create fear in the people and to create
a military apparatus to confront those who refuse to be a part of their New
World Order. This is all disguised by a facade, we are spoon fed some
bullshit which masquerades as reality and gives us something to swallow. It
tastes bad, but we'd rather eat shit than take the red pill and endure the
inconvenience of adjusting to life outside the matrix.
A truly sovereign
nation is a nation that has control of its own monetary supply. In 1917 the
united states lost that control when the federal reserve act was passed,
making the federal reserve the united states central bank with the power to
print and issues currency. However the federal reserve was not a government
institution controlled by the people through its elected leaders, it was a
privately controlled corporation. Since then, the American dollar has been
devalued by 98% and counting. The Fed has been responsible for every boom
and bust since 1917 by controlling interest rates and creating large
artificial bubbles only to bust them and
reconsolidate the wealth at the expense of the lower/middle classes.
The families that own
the federal reserve are globalists and are the creators of the supranational
banks like the IMF and the World Bank. Since 1917, power has further been
concentrated in the hands of the few with practically all of the print,
radio, and television media being own by a handful of corporations. Debt
has exploded in to astronomical sums as each American is born into a debt of
$65,000 and the totality of the nations debt is
close to 65 trillion dollars. The story is similar no matter where you look.
Throughout the last
half century, the CIA working for its constituents: corporations and
international bankers, globalists, have overthrown
many governments around the world to install leaders subservient to the New
World Order, where they would take out huge loans never to be paid back and
let foreign corporations loot their resources thus impoverishing their
people. One such example was Nicaragua where the Sadinista government was a
democratically elected popular government overthrown by the Contras who were
supported financially and covertly by the CIA.
The new leader sold off the countries resources to corporations and took
out massive loans from the IMF, forever indebting the people. This was a
pattern that took place all throughout South America, Asia and Europe, where
the CIA would found opposition rebel groups to destabilize countries and
topple government. When the CIA couldn’t do it, American troops were sent
in; like in Vietnam and Iraq. As a result of this most of the world's
wealth is channeled to the top 1 percent while the majority of the people
are malnourished and living in poverty.
In Canada, the
globalists have hijacked the countries monetary policies by funding the
countries social system and needs with loans taken out by foreign
creditors. This is treasonous considering the fact that the Bank of Canada
can lend out money at 0 to 1% interest to the nation. Instead as of today
the nation is in debt 500 billion dollars with an annual interest payment of
40billion dollars a year. This money could be used to create abundance for
the people, but instead the wealthiest nation on earth (per capita) is in a
downward spiral of standard of living decreases, deficits, privatization,
and austerity. For the at one time; 'best country to live' Canada is going
down fast. Sadly, although Canada is better off than most, that only means
it has a great seat on a sinking Titanic.
institutions such as the Trilateral Commission,
Council on Foreign Relations, Club of Rome, UN, and the Bildergerg Group,
the international elite can set it's agenda by grooming future presidents
and politician that will be subservient to their agendas. Usually if one
wants to have a future in politics one will have to network through these
groups if they want to be sponsored by the elite and promoted through the
media. Through these institutions they can shape policy and steer the
world into a direction of their choosing. Members of Bilderberg have
included royals such as Queen Beatrix and Prince Bernhard (a founder) of the
Netherlands, and Prince Charles. Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald ford.
Secretaries of State, such as Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell and Condellizza
Rice. Other heads of state who’ve attended Bilderberg
have been Jean Chretain, and Tony Blair. Current
Federal reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has also attended. Council on Foreign
relations members have included many media figures such as Barbara Walters
and Diane Sawyers. News institutions have many CFR members. The list of
politicians, corporate heads, media moguls, and bankers that are associated
with these institutions is mind boggling.
Now the global debt
crisis has reached a new phase. Unfortunately, most Americans are not
taking notice of it yet because most of the action is taking place overseas,
and because U.S. financial markets are riding high. But just because the
global economic crisis is unfolding at the pace of a "slow-motion train
wreck" right now does not mean that it isn't incredibly dangerous. As I
have written about
economic collapse is not going to be a single event. Yes, there will be
days when the Dow drops by more than 500 points. Yes, there will be days
when the reporters on CNBC appear to be hyperventilating. But mostly there
will be days of quiet despair as the global economic system slides even
further toward oblivion. And right now things are clearly getting worse.
Things in Greece are much worse than they were six months ago. Things in
Spain are much worse than they were six months ago. The same thing could be
said for Italy, France, Japan, Argentina and a whole bunch of other
nations. The entire global economy is slowing down, and we are entering a
time period that is going to be incredibly painful for everyone. At the
moment, the U.S. is still experiencing a "sugar high" from unprecedented
fiscal and monetary stimulus, but when that "sugar high" wears off the
hangover will be excruciating. Reckless borrowing, spending and money
printing has bought us a brief period of "economic stability", but our
foolish financial decisions will also make our eventual collapse far worse
than it might have been. So don't think for a second that the U.S. will
somehow escape the coming global economic crisis. The truth is that before
this is all over we will be seen as one of the primary causes of the crisis.
The following are 21 signs that the global
economic crisis is about to go to a whole new level....
Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer says that the global economy is "awfully
close" to recession.
It was announced last week that the unemployment rate in Greece has reached
an all-time high of
Unemployment among those 24 years old or younger is now
more than 54 percent.
Back in April 2010, the unemployment rate in Greece was only sitting at 11.8
The IMF is warning that Greek debt may have to be "restructured"
Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg says that it is "probable"
that Greece will leave the euro, and that it might happen within the next
From high-school students to pensioners,
tens of thousands of Greek demonstrators swarmed into Athens yesterday
to show the visiting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, their indignation
at their country's continued austerity measures.
Flouting the government's ban on
protests, an estimated 40,000 people – many carrying posters depicting
Ms Merkel as a Nazi – descended on Syntagma Square near the parliament
building. Masked youths pelted riot police with rocks as the officers
responded with tear gas.
The authorities had deployed 7,000
police, water cannon and a helicopter. Snipers were placed on rooftops
to ensure the German leader's safety.
Economics Professor Barry Eichengreen is
very concerned about
what is coming next for stocks in the United States...
"I’m worried that stock markets in the
United States in particular have gotten ahead of economic growth"
During the week ending October 3rd, investors pulled more than
10 billion dollars
out of U.S. mutual funds. Overall, a total of more than
100 billion dollars
has been pulled out of U.S. mutual funds so far this year.
When shipping companies start laying off workers, that is one of the best
signs that economic activity is slowing down. That is why it was so
troubling when it was announced that FedEx is planning to get rid of "several
thousand" workers over the coming months.
to AFP, "its business
is being hit by the global economic slowdown".
elite behind the founding of these institutions are imposing their will upon
the people of the world. After 9/11, the Patriot and Anti Terrorist (Canada) Acts were
passed to take away the civil liberties of the people and to erode the
constitution in the name of the 'War on Terror.' 9/11 also gave the pretext
to expand the Anglo American empire by occupying any nation that you could
slap the 'terrorist' label on, and proceeding with endless, costly struggles
with anyone who stood up in self defense.
We are now moving
into end game. By creating wars, and manipulation
interest rates, and destroying civil liberties, the international elite plan
to implement a New World Order with a vastly reduced population. The
environmental movement is being subverted to serve this agenda by promoting
policies that are detrimental to the potential for development
of struggling nations. The father of the World
Wildlife Fund was Julian Huxley who shared his father's view of eugenics;
that the way to save to planet and to bring peace on earth was to rid the
world of those with less superior genes. Eugenics today is still alive and
as relevant as ever. Many of the people in power today: The Rockefellers,
the Rothschild’s, the Bush’s, the house of Windsor, they all come from the
same Eugenics movement that Hitler was a part of. Nothing is as it seems.
With the currently
onrushing economic collapse that threatens the lives of billions of people
on the planet, now is time to wake up to the new reality and exercise our
will. We need to find strength enough to face the truth and enlighten
ourselves even if that requires a us to throw out everything we thought we
The goal of this site
is not only to enlighten you about
the dangers we are facing as a planet, but the dangers
from the political structure of the world.
You can therefore gain a better understanding of
scientific knowledge about the universe, but also human nature, and
how much power you truly have when your mind is freed. The ultimate tool is
knowledge about ourselves and the world we live in. We
can learn to empower ourselves and our neighbors so that we may
cultivate action and take back control of our own destiny .
-Jens & Kevin
WHY WILL THIS HAPPEN?The
big event will not be the destruction of the Earth, although there may be
some rough sledding ahead. The cataclysm is a collective coming of age.
not end in A.D. 2012,
according to the Mayan calendar stone, as interpreted by Jose Arguelles, New Age
eschatologist, art historian, and author of _The Mayan Factor_. The Mayan calendar,
describes a 5,200-year Great Cycle beginning in 3113 B.C. and ending in A.D.
2012. This cycle, in turn, is embedded in a longer, 26,000-year cycle, composed of five
Great Cycles, which also end in 2012. (Meaningful-coincidence buffs may note that this
long cycle, which Arguelles equates with the life span of Homo Sapiens, corresponds to the
26,000 years of Plato's "Great Year" and of the astrological precession of the
zodiac.) "What we are experiencing," he concludes, "is the climax of our
particular species and evolutionary stage -- the very last twenty-six years of a cycle
some twenty-six thousand years in length!" In 2023, will begin a Solar Age, a
postindustrial Utopia. "Everyone will have psychic ability. We'll live harmoniously
in post technological New Age villages -- equipped with "solar temples," lush
gardens, pleasure domes, and "houses of energy and information" -- so
communicate the Daughters of Cerridwen and the returned Mayan masters. Uh Huh! Its more likely that we will be living
in huts and cultivating an acre of earth and hoping for a good harvest!
Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq'ij (is a ceremonial
priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle Clan. Carlos initiated an
investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Carlos along
with his brother Gerardo studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly
600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge.
Carlos found out quickly there were several
conflicting interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books
of 'Chilam Balam' and various ancient text. Carlos found some strong words
for those who may have contributed to the confusion:
Carlos Barrios: "Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the
inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read
the signs correctly. It's just their imagination. Other people write
about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end
in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will
not end. It will be transformed."
"We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in
the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of
transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global
convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing
He continues: "Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material
structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be
more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan
calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the
traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual
ideal of this era is action."
Carlos tells us: "The indigenous have the calendars and know how to
accurately interpret it -- not others. The Mayan Calendars comprehension
of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be vast and
sophisticated. The Maya understand 17 different calendars such as the
Tzolk'in or Cholq'ij, some of them charting time accurately over a span
of more than ten million years.
"All was predicted by the mathematical cycles of
the Mayan calendars. -- It will change --everything will change. Mayan
Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the
World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from
and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and
the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy."
At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the
Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of
the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the
Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world's
Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012
will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the Earth,
cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level
of vibration. Carlos reminds us: "This process has already begun. Change
is accelerating now and it will continue to accelerate.
If the people of the Earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape
without having destroyed too much of the Earth, we will rise to a new,
higher level. But to get there we must transform enormously powerful
forces that seek to block the way."
The date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does
not mark the end of the world. Many outside people writing about the
Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not know. The ones
who know are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the
Carlos tells us: "The economy now is a fiction. The first five-year
stretch of transition from August 1987 to August 1992 was the beginning
of the destruction of the material world. We have progressed ten years
deeper into the transition phase by now, and many of the so-called
sources of financial stability are in fact hollow. The banks are weak.
This is a delicate moment for them. They could crash globally, if we
don't pay attention. Now, people are paying attention."
The North and South Poles are both breaking up. The level of the water
in the oceans is going to rise. But at the same time land in the ocean,
especially near Cuba, is also going to rise. Carlos tells a story about
the most recent Mayan New Year ceremonies in Guatemala. He said that one
respected Mam elder, who lives all year in a solitary mountain cave,
journeyed to Chichicastenango to speak with the people at the ceremony.
The elder delivered a simple, direct message. He called for human beings
to come together in support of life and light.
"Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder
of the mountains said there is hope if the people of the light can come
together and unite in some way. We live in a world of polarity -- day
and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness need
each other. They are a balance."
now the dark side is very strong, and very clear about what they want.
They have their vision and their priorities clearly held, and also their
hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will be unable to
connect with the spiral Fifth World in 2012."
"On the light side everyone thinks they are the most important, that
their own understandings, or their group's understandings, are the key.
There's a diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition,
diffusion, and no single focus."
Carlos believes the dark side works to block unity through denial and
materialism. It also works to destroy those who are working with the
light to get the Earth to a higher level. They like the energy of the
old, declining Fourth World, the materialism. They do not want it to
change. They do not want unity. They want to stay at this level, and are
afraid of the next level.
The dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or
overpowered. It's too strong and clear for that, and that is the wrong
strategy. The dark can only be transformed when confronted with
simplicity and open-heartedness. This is what leads to unity, a key
concept for the World of the Fifth Sun.
Carlos said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a
much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of Earth,
Air, Fire and Water have dominated various epochs in the past, there
will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun ---
that element is 'ETHER'.
The dictionary defines Ether as a "hypothetical substance supposed to
occupy all space, postulated to account for the propagation of
electromagnetic radiation through space." Perhaps it could be defined as
the "space between space". I would suggest it could be manifest as the
alignment of charged particles from our solar system (Sun), and our
galaxy (Milky Way) surge. The Ether element represents spiritual energy.
"The element of the Fifth Sun is celestial. Within the context of Ether
there can be a joining of the polarities. No more darkness or light in
the people, but an uplifted unity. But right now the realm of darkness
is not interested in this. They are organized to block it. They seek to
unbalance the Earth and its environment so we will be unready for the
alignment in 2012."
"We need to work together for peace, and balance with the other side. We
need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to
put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and unity now, to
confront the other side and preserve life."
are disturbed -- we can't play anymore. Our planet can be renewed or
ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed.
You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an
important purpose. This is a hard but a special time. We have the
opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in
Carlos says: "The prophesied changes are going to happen, but our
attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are. We need to
act, to make changes, and to elect people to represent us who understand
and who will take political action to respect the Earth."
"Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action. It's very
important to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to
the Earth. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call
of your heart. But remember to respect differences, and strive for
unity. Eat wisely --- a lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross
ways. Pay attention to what you are taking into your body. Learn to
preserve food, and to conserve energy. Learn some good breathing
techniques, so you have mastery of your breath. Be clear. Follow a
tradition with great roots. It is not important what tradition, your
heart will tell you, but it must have great roots."
"We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to
learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything -- people,
plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to
the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element
'ether' -- the realm where energy lives and weaves. Go to the sacred
places of the Earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth
which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate
the energy of these sacred places. That is our work."
"One simple but effective prayer technique is to light white or
baby-blue colored candles. Think of a moment in peace. Speak your
intention to the flame and send the light of it on to the leaders who
have the power to make war or peace."
Carlos reminds us this is a crucially important
moment for humanity and for Earth. Each person is important.
He said the elders have opened the doors so that other races can come to
the Mayan world to receive the tradition. "The Maya have long
appreciated and respected that there are other colors, other races, and
other spiritual systems. They know that the destiny of the Mayan world
is related to the destiny of the whole world."
"The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance,
sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real
knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you.
Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and
you will find your way."
See the following and it might explain why we are presently going
through so much crap.
"There are no totally
wise persons living on this planet. A totally wise person would cease to exist in the
On June 27, 1992,
Rhuddlwm Gawr left Kennesaw, Georgia about 12:15pm. He said he was going to take a drive
and be back in about an hour. He seemed troubled. Six hours later he returned but could
not remember where he had been.
In the past, Rhuddlwms mysterious
travels produced information important to our tradition. He sometimes drove into the
mountains when he wanted to think, because he said it brought him closer to The Old Ones;
and by meditating on them, it helped solve problems. During this trip, he drove north,
until something compelled him to proceed toward the Chattahoochee National Forest. It was
After an hour of rough mountain roads and climbing dangerously
steep grades, the same something told him to stop and look to the left. There through the
trees was a beautiful waterfall, which had been hidden as he approached the area. He
opened the door, got out and began walking along the stream leading to the waterfall. The
following is an excerpt of the trips events, revealed while Rhuddlwm was in deep, relaxed
Suddenly, Rhuddlwm was startled by a voice, which said in a
clear and firm tone, "Climb around the waterfall. When you reach a mountain meadow
above the falls, you will listen to the message which I bring you from the Old Ones."
He went up the path around the falls to the meadow, which was about a hundred and fifty
yards away. He stood under a large overhang of spruce branches because of the continuing
drizzle. A few minutes later, he saw that the grass and soil in the middle of the meadow
was starting to steam. There was a bluish-green color and a hissing sound. He looked
toward a shimmering mass of air hovering over the meadow. The spherical mass was about one
hundred feet in diameter and floated about two hundred feet straight above the meadow. It
never moved or wavered. If not for the rain, he would not have seen it. In spite of the
rain, the center of the meadow was dry.
Two hikers suddenly came into the meadow and stopped under a
shelter at the side of the trail. They saw him across the meadow and he exchanged comments
with them about the rain. He didn't want to look up. Silently, a shimmering mass of air
appeared behind the hikers, a man and a woman. It formed a human shape with a staff or
wand in "its" hand. The woman noticed the area in the middle of the meadow was
emitting a pulsing light. She stared and said, "Look at that!" Sensing
something, the man immediately turned around and saw the figure, and yelled,
"run." He grabbed the woman and tried to pull her. They ran about ten yards when
the figure leveled the "staff" at them. There was a buzzing/hissing sound and
they fell limp to the ground.
Rhuddlwm started to run to them, but suddenly found himself face
down on the ground also. For about thirty seconds he couldn't move. As feeling and control
came back to his legs, he got up slowly. The "figure" moved close to him.
He could make out that it was male with long brown hair to his shoulders, a soft beard
outlining his jaw, incredible brown shimmering eyes! He said he could not look away from
those eyes. He felt controlling energy which carried this message:
"Rhuddlwm Gawr. They are not
hurt; they will sleep for a time." "Who are you? He asked. "I am currently
here and not here. In days long past you would have called me Taliesin or Merlin. I am
limited in time, space and energy. Therefore listen well.
"You and many others of the Old Ways are spreading
the knowledge of the Craft of the Wise. Through your work, the Old Religion is again
becoming well known throughout the world. Because the ancient mysteries are being
revealed, you are witnessing the beginning of a new era of spiritual enlightenment.
"But, the principal force of light and the hidden
force of darkness are battling for the minds of humankind. The light represents love,
unity, peace, selflessness, and brotherhood. The dark represents greed, selfishness,
confusion, poverty and diseased thinking. As you face the next seven years, not only your
city of Atlanta but the entire globe will be involved in this battle for the future of
humankind. This battle will culminate in a tremendous upheaval of physical,
mental and spiritual energies within the Earth.
"You have felt the beginning of this disturbance in
your own Pagan community these past weeks. It will not be pleasant. This emotional
upheaval will be horrible. There is a good reason behind this action. You do not want
people associated with Y Tylwyth Teg unless they are truly supportive and travel the path
of light. After the coming conflict ends in September next year, you will know who your
friends are. You will also know whom to include in your plans.
"Although the Earth changes will damage a great
portion of this planet, there will be several safe locations; among them certain portions
of Georgia and Tennessee. Preserve these sites. Those who are true witches will be
teachers of tomorrow. As the Welsh Tradition grows, teach your students the precepts of
the Old Ones. The Coven shall be your starting point. Teach them the proper use of the Red
and Green Dragon powers.
"Many wise people have warned that all of humanity
face the possibility of death during the Earth movements, plagues, and economic
devastation. If you prepare for the worst, you will survive.
"People are sensing the confusion, hatred and
violence of the mass consciousness at the present time. You know from your study of
ancient wisdom that what you hold in your consciousness eventually will appear as events
and experiences. As long as humanity sees everything and everyone as hostile to their own
good, they will react against these forces. Human nature is such that if you seek a
scapegoat, someone or something will always be to blame for your hardships, and it is
never your fault - resist that thinking.
"I am speaking to you of possibilities. These
possibilities are gathering in the consciousness of humanity. Daily meditation can
influence these world events, as well as increasing personal growth and development.
Beware of fundamentalist religions that claim they are the only right and true way, and
that everyone else is wrong. You live in a plural world. People have a need for individual
differences. That is what liberty and freedom are all about in this new age of spiritual
"The illumination of human consciousness is taking
place all around you. Slowly, even the less advanced souls are awakening to their own
birthright and to a higher and finer way of life. Those who are enlightened will soon
realize the great truth: humans are directly responsible for everything that is happening
now and will happen in the future. Cosmic law is always the same. No one escapes justice;
sooner or later Justice always wins.
"The Guardians are intensifying their work by
directing the relocation of specific people without interfering in the general will and
destiny of humankind. In all cases, the ultimate acceptance or rejection is an individual
soul decision. There are exceptions, of course. It is sometimes amusing and even
entertaining to watch humankind's struggles. We share the passionate love that some of you
have for each other, but we can only assist in accordance with divine law. Soon many will
awaken and surrender their illusions.
"The increasing pressure building within the Earth
from the rapidly accelerating imbalance is being released through cracks in the moving
geologic plates on the surface. Between the years 1997 and 2023 you will see acceleration
of this activity resonating around the planet. Stress changes will be recorded from some
area of the world daily. Remember, changing pressures in one area of the Earth's surface
will have direct relationship to other areas of the world through corresponding plate and
fault lines, electromagnetic grid patterns, and etheric energy. Every form of energy, from
human thought to physical changes, resonates throughout the universe, and indeed, creates
"I came to you in the past and gave you prophecies
which I will repeat and add to at this time. This is reality. This will occur. Be ready!
"The weather patterns will be severe in the years
of 1998-2012 with drought and flooding growing more severe. The theory of global Warming
will be validated. This will be very hard on food production and cause shortages in most
areas with resulting high prices. Winter wheat will not do well and spring crops will be
planted late. Geologic activity will produce hot summers in many areas, being difficult on
crop production. Keep several months supply of staple items to assure variety, supply and
price. Food prices will jump astronomically in many areas. People will rebel and fear will
increase. People will be forced to alternatives, growing sprouts, gardening, and making
more items from scratch rather than packaged or frozen foods. Many adjustments will be
"During Spring of 2009 you will begin to see the
far-reaching effects of these changes. Most nuclear plants are not safe from terrorists or
potential leaks, and some will eventually bring lethal consequences on their surroundings.
Some will not be closed in sufficient time to prevent damage to communities. Major
earthquakes will cause fissures in the containment vessels with immediate disastrous
consequences. Give special attention to these plants.
"Signs will become stronger as the years progress.
Those people whose lives are fear-based will intensify their animalistic behavior. Others
will increase their compassion through selfless service, either consciously or
unconsciously recognizing that a greater world is coming. Increase your knowledge of
self-sufficiency on all levels.
"Although these prophecies may seem to portend vast
earth changes over the next twenty-five years, remember that between one event and another
may be a period of months. This will give you breathing room and allow people to migrate
from one area to another and prepare for the worst. Between one and three hundred million
humans will die between 2012 and 2023, due to the Earth changes. More than 700 million
will die between 2023 and 2025. You must prepare a safe place. The wind, at times, will
blow at speeds above 300 miles per hour. You must be able to live underground for at least
two to three months. It may also be dark for periods of six to nine months.
"Rhuddlwm, in 2003 we will again visit Dynion Mwyn
for the fourth and last time. We will give the final prophecies and spiritual aide to you
and others. We have been with humanity since the beginning. We will return for the end of
the beginning. Look to the story of Taliesin. The year of the beginning was 1975. Prepare
for the end of civilization as you know it."
Rhuddlwm said as the figure grew faint and disappeared, the
hikers awakened and stood up, groggy and shaking their heads." He walked to them and
asked if they were all right. He said they immediately looked around, alarmed as if they
were expecting to see a monster leap at them. They seemed confused that everything was
normal. As they walked down the path away from the meadow, they asked him about what had
happened. He was vague and said that he, too, had been overcome. He suggested that
"it" was some kind of gas. It was obvious they didn't believe him.
We believe the "Old Ones" have visited
our world many times in the past giving human beings knowledge to survive and become more
spiritual. Periodically, a cataclysm or devastation in the form of earthquakes, disease,
epidemics, or pestilence occurs because Earth needs to balance herself. After each
destruction, more ancient knowledge is lost. We believe the time is again coming when the
"Old Ones" will return and bring the knowledge back to us....Taliesin Einion Vawr
With this return, as our legends say, certain humans will be
able to relearn the sacred mysteries. Our legends tell us that seekers who have prepared
themselves by studying the old knowledge will be allowed contact and shelter from the
coming cataclysm. These seekers will become teachers; teachers who have true knowledge.
Our tradition teaches that we are
spiritually descended from the first true teachers, Hu Gadarn...the Triad. We believe that
the souls who were involved with the Sacred Triad in the past are again reincarnating on
this Earth to prepare the children of the Gods. We believe that thousands of years ago,
there were mystical meetings between the "Old Ones" and humankind. These
meetings were recorded in the form of legends passed down, in time, from High Priestess to
Initiate. This ancient religion was preserved in Wales and other countries without
interruption until the 1200's. The Triad has returned to Earth many times in the past,
primarily to see how the "children-of-the-gods" are progressing. We expect them
to visit soon. And yes we expect the usual nay
Sayers and deniers to make fun
of us, but we believe the prophecies are real as we believe that UFOs are real.
After all astronomers have recently found hundreds of worlds circling Suns not to far from
HERE to purchase Rhuddlwm's books)
The following prophecies were given to us over the past
several years. Remember, these prophecies are like the weatherman, sometimes he's wrong
and sometimes he's right. Some prophecies have been incredibly accurate. Some prophecies
have been off by ten years. Use these prophecies only as a general guide. Here they
Since 1975 there have been increasing devastating
occurrences around the world from earthquakes, volcanic activity, and climate. But the
greatest period of future seismic, astronomical and weather occurrences will come in
1999-2023. The weather will slowly become unstable as storms, flooding, tornadoes, and
hurricanes leave parts of the U.S. in ruin. This period will also see drought and high
temperatures in some parts of the U.S., while torrential rains and flooding inundate other
A series of destructive earthquakes will strike
California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Significant volcanic activity will occur
through out the Northwestern United States, Alaska, the Philippines, South and Central
America, Japan and Hawaii.
A series of great quakes will begin before or around
January of the year 2012 but the period June 2012 to December 2023 will see the most
devastating earthquakes occur. Between 2013 and 2023 a celestial object may cause great
destruction. There will then be great changes in the geological formation of the Arctic
and Antarctic. The earth's axis will increase its wobble and cause the climate to change
drastically. Tidal waves, 100+ mile-an-hour winds, giant storms. This is a most dangerous
time for our race. The Earth's Magnetic Field will begin its shift from North to
South and South to North.
At the national Gathering of the Tribes at Unicoi
Conference Center in Georgia in September 1981, the late Sun Bear from Spokane,
Washington, spoke on the Indian predictions.
"When a young girl speaks (Mt. St. Helens), and
grandfather answers (Mt. Rainier), the whole Sierra range will become active. If Mt.
Rainier blows west, all population will be devastated to the sea. There will be warnings,
rumblings, and lava will moving up. Before Rainier there will be activity in Mt. Lassen,
and all mountains from Yosemite to Canada and Alaska will become active."
"In 1997 a weather crises of Global proportions
will be discovered, having to do with Global Warming. The world will begin to undergo a
major climactic change. This started with the eruption of Pinatubo in the Philippines in
1992 & 1993."
NationalPolitics: From July 1992 to June 1997, the
U.S. political environment will at first become more democratic and liberal. In 1992, a
President will come from the people to lead them. They will berate and malign him because
he is so much like them. The mid-term elections of 1994 will bring a conservative bent to
the Congress. Between 1997 and 2004, there will be tremendous scandals involving
government officials and corporate executives. Criminal activity involving political
contributions, power companies, and private pension funds will be the source of some of
them. The consequences to American society will be far greater than the S&L fiasco.
During the presidential campaign of 1996, the Christian
right will attempt to take over the Republican Party by political and non-political means,
under the leadership of certain right wing fundamentalists. In 1998, the Christian Right
will lose some power and begin to decline. Right wing fanatics will try to control local
politics. The Republican party will splinter. In 1999, the Democratic Party will begin to
reorganize. In 2001, after a new president is elected, much corruption will be found in
both political parties. A Democratic leader will be elected president but a Republican
will become president. A great destruction will occur on the east coast in 2001, and our
cities will be attacked. A state of emergency will be declared and the National Guard,
Army and U.S. Marine Corps will be used to protect property and lives. The economy will
again slide downward even more after the president attacks an Arab country. There is
danger of an escalation when he attempts to continue his aggression from one country to
In 2006 there will again be a shift
toward the center which will continue until a Man will come from the people to lead them.
He will be maligned and cursed because he will be
a man of color - a black man. he will also be seen as one of the Great
American Presidents by History. He will be reelected in November 2012
just in time to help get us through December 21, 2012.
Because the Republican Party was taken over by Far
Right Extremists and Corporationists, there will be a huge voter backlash
when it is revealed that Multi National Corporations and Far Right Religio-Political
parties have caused the terrible economic problems of 2002 thru 2013.
The US will become more liberal and companies will either move out of the US
or move back to the US because the tax structure will be unfavorable for the
1% of the population to control corporations. Taxes on the Rich will
rise to almost 40% and the deficit will be reduced dramatically. The
economy will improve dramatically until the first major global event.
InternationalPolitics: Boris Yeltsin will begin to lose power before the end of
1999, resign in 2000 and be dead within five years. In 2011, there will be a nuclear
disaster in Russia that will be even greater than the last. Between 2000 and 2011,
Christian and Muslim fundamentalists will commit several acts of terrorism in the U.S. In
2011, civil war will begin to break out in South America and the Middle East, drawing in
the U.S. There will be a political upheaval in China, setting off danger signals for the
rest of the world. By 2009 to 2012, a terrorist group will threaten a nuclear explosion in
one of our large cities.
By January 2002, there will be a very great danger from
the Republican president trying to acquire too much power and there will eventually be a
backlash from the American public. This will signal the beginning of the most disastrous
economic and environmental state this country has ever seen. There will be a scandal
involving Republicans and several energy companies who will be involved in destroying
environmental regulations. There will be a scandal involving many large companies whose
officers steal money from the companies and then declare the companies bankrupt. High tech
businesses will fold because of graft and corruption causing great loss of jobs and
revenue for many parts of the country, triggering the beginning of a deep recession.
The period from September 2002 to October 2017 will mark the
beginning of severe economic pressures on the United States from overseas sources.
England, Germany, France and Japan will again experience a deep depression. The AIDS
epidemic will be much worse than anyone had imagined. The AIDS vaccines will be largely
ineffective. Sexual training will be established for all humans. ALL will be tested until
testing is no longer available. New diseases will follow, and we will experience
resurgence of old diseases that have become immune to modern medicine.
Between September 2001 and May 2002 the U.S. will attack a
mid eastern country, which is keeping its citizens in bondage. Between May 2012 and March
2017 there may be a limited major war of 30 to 45 days. Unless efforts are made for
peace, areas, which may be wiped out, are Baghdad, Tehran, Seoul, Paris, Moscow, Peking,
London, New York, and Washington, D.C. Limited war may erupt between Arabs and Europeans.
The U.S. will become involved and will set the stage for war between China and the U.S.
These wars may break the breadbasket of the U.S. and food shortages will occur. In June
2017, peace will finally reign.
The economy of the U.S. will temporarily recover from the recession caused by the War in
the Gulf against Iraq, and the policies of Reagan and Bush. When the first major flooding
occurs in the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S., the economy will seem to expand. Inflation
will increase slightly during 1995-1999, causing interest rates to stay flat. But by 2000
the economy will begin to come in for a soft landing. Interest rates will increase
slightly until the economy stabilizes temporarily after the elections in 2000. The New
York Stock exchange Dow Jones Industrial average will rise to almost 14000 in 1999 before
falling below 8000 in 2008. It will only recover after several scandals involving large
companies and stock. The Republican President will attack a second mid eastern country in
late 2002 or early 2003, causing the economy to begin to nosedive in 2008 and almost
self-destruct in 2009.
Between 1992 and 2009, Mexico will suffer a devaluation of
their currency. Massive foreign aid will be needed to prop it up, but it will eventually
go through an economic depression before rebounding. Japan will undergo several bank
failures causing massive losses of investments. The Japanese will begin dumping U.S. real
The economy will begin to
rebound by 2010.
A Major Oil Spill will occur in the Gulf of Mexico
and cause an even larger economic nosedive. This will last until after
the mid term elections in 2010.
EARTH CHANGES: After 2002 the United States, Japan, China, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and
South America will experience an increase in earthquake activity. After 2005, the Middle
East, China, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan as well as Southern Europe including Italy,
Turkey and Greece, will be severely damaged by earthquakes. There will be subsidence of
land adjacent to the Dardanelles Straits. After 2012, certain coasts of Ireland, Wales and
France will be inundated. The size of Black Sea will increase. The eastern portion of
Africa will experience great earthquakes associated with the Rift Valley. Land will begin
to rise in the Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Ireland. Mexico, South America, Middle
East, Europe, Asia (particularly Japan and China), and the South Pacific (New Zealand and
Australia) will also be affected.
Between 2012 and 2023, large earthquakes will strike California,
Alaska, Oregon, Washington State, Utah, Nevada, Maine, New York, Missouri, South Carolina
and Tennessee causing great damage. After 2005, massive hurricanes, tornadoes and
torrential rain will occur. Rivers will overflow their banks and there will be much
destruction by wind and water. The Missouri, Mississippi, and Ohio rivers will overflow
their banks causing much damage and property loss. In late 2013, the Gulf of California
will begin flowing into the Imperial Valley. Volcanic activity will increase and eruptions
may occur in California near Mt. Shasta; Lassen Peak, the Excelsior Mountains, Lake
Crowley, Mt. Humphries, and Olancha; Oregon near Mt. Hood, the Three Sisters mountains,
Mt. Scott; Washington near Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens.
Between October 2009 and February 2017, the
Mediterranean Sea will begin to toss and turn like an agitated sleeper as the Straits of
Gibraltar will become impassable. The earth's axis will progressively tip. Several
celestial events will portend the coming disaster. Indonesia will be severely damaged by
earthquakes and volcanoes. Earthquakes and tidal waves will ravage first India then Japan.
Italy, France and Scandinavia will suffer major earthquakes, resulting in volcanoes
erupting throughout the Mediterranean area. Parts of India will be inundated, as China's
surface begins changing. Britain and northern Europe will experience earthquakes as land
rises in the North Sea and other land subsides on the western coast. Russia will
experience great shifting and moving of land as the Northern seas begin covering the land.
From February 2013 to April 2019, portions of
Japan, California, and Georgia, South Carolina and North Florida will begin slowly sinking into
the ocean. San Francisco Bay will extend south and eventually become an inland sea as
earthquakes destroy the surrounding cities. Seattle, Washington will experience a large
earthquake. Los Angeles and San Diego will be severely damaged by earthquakes. Great
earthquakes and floods near St. Louis, Missouri will destroy much property.
Palm Springs, Coastal
California will eventually be under water.
A new body of land will begin to appear off the current coast of California, eventually
extending 100+ miles long and 20+ miles wide.
Storms and dust from the erupting volcanoes will hide
the sun for days on end. A major earthquake will destroy Hoover Dam, causing Lake Mead to
empty into the Colorado River via a 400-foot wall of water. This will destroy the Davis
Dam, Imperial Dam, and Laguna Dam, releasing enough water to inundate Southern Arizona.
The weather patterns will turn more destructive and many lives will be lost.
Between 2010 and 2015, Mammoth Lakes, California will be
struck by a massive earthquake, accompanied shortly thereafter by tremendous volcanic
eruption. The Great Lakes will begin to empty into the Mississippi River. Martinique will
be totally destroyed by a cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Pele. Tremendous earthquakes will
rock the entire United States and Western Europe. New York and Los Angeles will be
virtually destroyed. There will be a year without a summer.
By June 2017 part of Oregon and Washington State will be
inundated from many earthquakes occurring on the Ring of Fire. New York will again
experience a large earthquake. South America will be shaken severely as areas of land
subside into the ocean. A hurricane-like storm will cut across the southern states
destroying much that had been rebuilt. Easter Island will rise and become part of a new
continent showing evidence of an ancient civilization. Tremendous earth movement will
begin in the remainder of California causing a gulf to form where parts of Arizona,
California, Utah, and Oregon once existed. The Great Lakes will increase in size as the
From July 2017 to March 2019, will see a quiet period
with new emphasis on peace after limited war and an era of earthquakes. On June 3, 2017 it
is prophesied that certain spiritual visitors will appear in several locations around the
Earth. In March of 2018-22, after a celestial body impacts the earth, there will be
primitive and terrible conditions. After 2023, the inner sea will cover much of Oregon,
Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas and California. Many western states will be
under water. By October 2027 a new world will have been born.
Can the above prophecies and their consequences be
changed? YES! There are definitely places of safety as spoken of in the prophecies. Beings
from other worlds could eventually help. There are things our government can do to save us
from some destruction, but the above events can only be changed in their entirety if
humanity forgets its hate, works together, loves all beings, and sends loving energy into
the earth at least once a day. Good Luck!
SCARY ECONOMIC PREDICTIONS FROM
THE OLD ONES, ABOUT THE US
FIRST PREDICTION: We are in the
middle of a very severe recession that's going to continue through all of 2009
and 2012 - the worst
U.S. recession in the past 50 years. It's the bursting of a huge leveraged-up credit
bubble. There's no going back, and there is no bottom to it. It was excessive in
everything from subprime to prime, from credit cards to student loans, from corporate
bonds to municipal bonds. You name it. And it's all reversing right now in a very, very
massive way. At this point it's not just a U.S. recession. All of the advanced economies
are at the beginning of a hard landing. And emerging markets, beginning with China, are in
a severe slowdown. So we're having a global recession and it's becoming worse.
Things are going to be awful for everyday people. U.S. GDP growth is going to be negative
through the end of 2009. And the recovery in 2011 and 2012, is going to
be so weak - with a growth rate of 1% to 1.5% - that it's going to feel like a recession.
The unemployment rate will peak at around
11% by 2011 and fall to 9 tp 10% by the end of 2012. The value of homes has already
fallen 25%. Home prices are going to fall by another 15% before bottoming out in 2012.
Until the middle of 2012, stay away from risky assets, stay away from the stock market, stay
away from commodities, stay away from credit, both high-yield and high-grade. Stay in cash
or cash like instruments such as short-term or longer-term government bonds. It's better to
stay in things with low returns rather than to lose 50% of your wealth. You should
preserve capital. It'll be hard and challenging enough.
SECOND PREDICTION: While 2008 will
probably be best known as the year that global stock markets had their values cut in half,
it was really much, much more. It was a year in which every major asset class - stocks,
real estate, commodities, even high-yield bonds - suffered significant double-digit
percentage losses, resulting in the destruction of over $30 trillion of paper wealth. To
blame this on subprime mortgages alone would be to dismiss an era of leveraging that
encompassed derivative structures of all types, embodying a belief that economic growth
was always and everywhere a certainty and that asset prices never go down.
We as an investor nation have been forced to face a new reality. Wall
Street and Main Street are fearful that a recession may be replaced by a near depression.
The outcome essentially depends on the ability of the Obama administration to rejuvenate
capitalism's "animal spirits" by substituting the benevolent fist of government
for the now invisible hand of Adam Smith. Federal spending and guarantees in the trillions
of dollars will be required to fill the gap created by the deleveraging of private balance
sheets. In turn, lenders and investors alike must begin to assume risk as opposed to
stuffing money in modern-day investment mattresses. The process will take time. Twelve
months of the Obama Nation will not be sufficient to heal the damage of a half-century's
excessive leverage. The downsizing of private risk positions - replaced by government
credit - will also result in reduced profit margins and a slower rate of earnings growth
after the bottom is reached.
Investors need to recognize these titanic shifts in market and public policies and be
content with single-digit returns in future years. Perhaps the most lucrative pockets of
value are in high-quality corporate bonds and preferred stocks of banks and financial
institutions that have partnered with the government in programs such as the Troubled
Assets Relief Program (TARP). While their profitability may be restricted, their ability
to pay interest and preferred dividends should be unhampered. Above all, stick to
high-quality companies and asset classes. The road to recovery will be treacherous.
THIRD PREDICTION: We don't currently
have anywhere near the level of unemployment that we had in the 1930s, but otherwise there
are many similarities between today's environment and the Great Depression, with things
happening today that we haven't seen since then. First of all, there's the magnitude of
the stock market's move up and down. The real (inflation-corrected) value of the S&P
500 nearly tripled from 1995 to 2000, and by November 2008 was down nearly 60% from its
2000 peak. The only other comparable event was the one in the 1920s where real stock
prices more than tripled from 1924 to 1929 and then fell 80% from 1929 to 1932. Second,
we've had the biggest housing bust since the Depression. Third, we've seen 0% interest
rates. We've actually seen briefly negative short-term interest rates. That hasn't
happened since 1941. There was a period from 1938 to 1941 when we were bouncing around at
zero and sometimes negative, but that hasn't happened since.
And the list goes on: Our numbers don't go back as far as the Depression, but consumer
confidence is plausibly at the lowest level since then. Volatility of the stock market in
terms of percentage changes day-to-day is the highest since the Depression. In October
2008 we saw the biggest drop in consumer prices in one month since April 1938. Another
thing is that it's a worldwide event, as it was in the Depression.
We'll do better this time, but we're
still vulnerable. One
of the lessons from the Depression is that things can smolder for a long time. What I'm
worried about right now is that our confidence has been hurt, and that's difficult to
restore. No matter what we do, we're trying to deal with a psychological phenomenon. So
the Fed can cut interest rates and purchase asset-backed securities, but that only works
in really restoring full prosperity if people believe that we're back again. That's a
little hard to manage.
FOURTH PREDICTION: My 87-year-old
mother is a native Kansan who grew up in the throes of the Great Depression and the Dust
Bowl. She is a classic "buy and hold" investor who would make Warren Buffett
proud. Her investment returns always exceeded those of my father, to his eternal
consternation. He actively traded his stocks and produced decent returns, but nothing like
those my mother achieved by simply buying stocks of companies she understood and liked,
and then holding onto them.
So we have become a strong advocate of the "basics" when it comes to investing:
Do your homework, invest in securities you understand, and then hold on. As a government
policymaker, I advocate informed investment decisions - not only to protect investors from
losses but also because the efficient functioning of our capital markets relies on
investors' doing their homework.
The private-label mortgage-backed securitization markets are a prime example. Trillions of
dollars of investor money funded millions of mortgages that borrowers had little chance of
repaying. Investors relied heavily on ratings agencies, which in turn relied too heavily
on mathematical models instead of analyzing the underlying loans. To be sure, borrowers,
brokers, lenders, securitizers, as well as state and federal regulators, all bear
responsibility for the widespread deterioration in lending standards. But the problem was
compounded by the fact that those ultimately holding the risk - the investors - did not
look behind their investments at the quality of the mortgages themselves. If they had,
they would have seen high loan-to-value ratios, little income documentation, burdensome
fees, and steep payment resets. They would have seen mortgages unaffordable from the
beginning, originated based on the assumption that home prices would continue to rise and
borrowers would refinance. Of course, we now know that as home prices began to depreciate,
borrowers were unable to refinance, leading to massive foreclosures and further price
declines. This self-reinforcing downward spiral is at the core of the economic problems we
We will dig out of this. And when we do, there will be
more of a back-to-basics society - where banks
and other lending institutions promote real growth and long-term value for the economy,
and where American families have rediscovered the peace of mind of financial security
achieved through saving and investing wisely. We need to return to the culture of thrift
that my mother and her generation learned the hard way through years of hardship and
deprivation. Those are lessons learned that the current crisis is teaching us again.
In terms of the stock market, the price/earnings ratio is no
longer high. I use a P/E ratio in which the price is divided by ten-year average earnings.
It's a really conservative way of looking at it. That P/E ratio got up to 44 in the year
2000, which was a record high. Recently it was down to less than 13, which is below the
average of around 15. But after the stock market crash of 1929, the price/earnings ratio
got down to about six, which is less than half of where it is now. So that's the worry.
Some people who are so inclined might go more into the market here because there's a real
chance it will go up a lot. But that's very risky. It could easily fall by half again.
FIFTH PREDICTION: We are in a
period of forced liquidation, which has happened only eight or nine times in the past 150
years. The fact that it's historic doesn't make it any more fun, of course. But it is a
pretty interesting time when there is forced selling of everything with no regard for
facts or fundamentals at all. Historically, the way you make money in times like these is
that you find things where the fundamentals are unimpaired. The fundamentals of GM are
impaired. The fundamentals of Citigroup are impaired.
Virtually the only asset class I know where the fundamentals are not impaired - in fact,
where they are actually improving - is commodities. Farmers cannot get a loan to buy
fertilizer right now. Nobody's going to get a loan to open a zinc or a lead mine.
Meanwhile, every day the supply of commodities shrinks more and more. Nobody can invest in
productive capacity, even if he wants to. You're going to see gigantic shortages
developing over the next few years. The inventories of food worldwide are already at the
lowest levels they've been in 50 years. This may turn into the Great Depression II. But if
and when we come out of this, commodities are going to lead the way, just as they did in
the 1970s when everything was a disaster and commodities went through the roof.
What I've been buying recently is agricultural commodities. I've also been buying more
Chinese stocks. And I'm buying stocks in Taiwan for the first time in my life. It looks as
if there's finally going to be peace in Taiwan after 60 years, and Taiwanese companies are
going to benefit from the long-term growth of China.
I have covered most of my short positions in U.S. stocks, and I'm now selling long-term
U.S. government bonds short. That's the last bubble I can find in the U.S. I cannot
imagine why anybody would give money to the U.S. government for 30 years for less than a
4% yield. I certainly wouldn't. There are going to be gigantic amounts of bonds coming to
the market, and inflation will be coming back.
In my view, U.S. stocks are still not attractive. Historically, you buy stocks when
they're yielding 6% and selling at eight times earnings. You sell them when they're at 22
times earnings and yielding 2%. Right now U.S. stocks are down a lot, but they're still
very expensive by that historical valuation method. The U.S. market is yielding 3% today.
For stocks to go to a 6% yield without big dividend increases, the Dow will need to go
below 4000. I'm not saying it will fall that far, but it could very well happen. And if it
gets that low and I'm still solvent, I hope I'm smart enough to buy a lot. The key in
times like these is to stay solvent so you can load up when opportunity comes.
SIXTH PREDICTION: I presume
that although we are in a severe recession it will not decompose into a full-scale
depression, because that is what everyone is afraid of and desperate to avoid. Wall Street
likes to say that the market has anticipated five of the last three recessions - the point
being that a market crash frightens the authorities into taking necessary action.
Keynes observed that pragmatic businessmen often could not imagine that they were the
slaves of defunct economists, but ironically, never is this more true than today of Keynes
himself. So we run a huge deficit to postpone the worst. That means inflation, so bonds
Investment opportunity is the difference between the reality and the perception. And since
many equities are priced as though a depression might be on the way, many of them are
One approach I am comfortable with is owning shares in wonderful businesses that do well
in all circumstances - Johnson & Johnson and the like. They rarely fly out of the
park, but provide long, steady gains that will get you where you want to go. They often
have huge cash hoards, e.g., Cisco, Apple, Microsoft, and Berkshire Hathaway, whose war
chests exceed $20 billion. Or Hewlett-Packard, Google, Intel, or IBM, all in the $10
billion league. Such companies can take advantage of a weak market just as private
investors would, with the difference that they know very well how much to pay for what
fits their product line.
In the present environment I favor companies that can prosper in the lean years ahead. So,
not Saks, but Wal-Mart; not Neiman Marcus, but Dollar General. Or specialists, such as
Fastenal, Monsanto, or Schlumberger.
And when should you buy? In or near what I call the Time of Deepest Gloom, if you can spot
SEVENTH PREDICTION: What the federal government has done so far- with TARP, bailing out
Citigroup, etc. - has stemmed the bleeding, but what it hasn't done is fundamentally alter
the landscape. Yes, there's been a tremendous amount of capital thrown into the system,
but my concern is that it's just going to plug the holes. It's not going to create new
liquidity, which is what the system so desperately needs.
When the government announces these plans, investors get excited and hopeful. But details
have been slim, and while I appreciate the government saying, "We've been wrong here.
Let's try something different," the strategy changes have not solved anything. So far
we've had TARP 1.0, TARP 2.0, and TARP 3.0, and I'm certain there will be a 4.0, a 5.0,
and a 6.0. There has to be, because the companies cannot raise the capital they need,
which means that the default provider of capital has to be the federal government.
What happens after 2009? Frankly, it's hard for me to predict what's going to happen next
week, never mind next year. What I will say is that I expect all these banks to be back in
the market looking for more capital. We'll also have a wholesale restructuring of our
banking system, probably toward the end of 2010. There will be banks getting smaller,
banks going away, and banks consolidating. At the same time, though, I think you'll see
more new banks created. We've already seen more applications. And it's a great idea: You
start with a clean balance sheet and make loans today with today's information. Plus,
right now you've got a yield curve that's good for lending.
I think the overall economy will be worse than people expect. The biggest issue will be
consumer spending. If 2008 was characterized by the market impacting the economy, then
2010+ will be about the economy impacting the market. It's already started.
THE EIGHTH PREDICTION: We are
clearly in a serious recession, and more aggressive action is needed to turn things
around. The federal government initially underestimated the scale of the mortgage and
housing crises and later panicked into an ever-changing series of ad hoc measures that at
best dealt with some of the effects of the original crises. But homeowners have now lost
$5 trillion, and 12 million families have mortgages in excess of the value of their homes.
Therefore the economy will not stabilize until mortgages are adjusted down to the value of
homes, with affordable payment schedules, and until new mortgages become available across
the home-price spectrum. Till then, the poverty effect of falling house prices and
unemployment moving up toward 7% will hold consumer spending back from its former 70%
contribution to our economy.
I'm optimistic about the choices that President-elect Obama has made for his economic
team, and I've got some suggestions for what they should do. Hopefully the new Treasury
Secretary, Tim Geithner, will incentivize lenders to restructure mortgages by guaranteeing
half of the reduced principal amount and sharing among the government, homeowners, and
lenders any subsequent appreciation. Lenders would gain liquidity by selling the
Treasury-guaranteed portion of the loan, and government would receive annual insurance
premiums to further protect it against loss. That would cost taxpayers nothing now and
probably little or nothing in the future.
Addressing unemployment is paramount. Detroit needs government support in order to
implement independently verified concessions from all stakeholders - not just labor -
which are sufficiently large to permit profitable operations even if auto sales remain as
low as 11 million cars per year. A pre-negotiated bankruptcy may be necessary in order to
implement the restructuring, but both the industry and the economy are too fragile to
withstand the domino effect that a free-fall bankruptcy would have on a car company, its
dealers, and its suppliers.
In addition, to avoid reversal of the 242,000 jobs created by state and local governments
in the past 12 months, Washington should provide or guarantee funding for sorely needed
infrastructure projects that would create immediate construction jobs and meaningful
amounts of permanent jobs.
If President Obama promptly and decisively resolves these problems, and restores public
confidence, he can end the recession by early 2010. If not, the economy will languish for
a long time. Given the economic uncertainty, investors who are too worried to buy equities
might consider tax-exempt bonds with yields around 6%, equivalent to almost 10% before
federal, state, and local taxes. Investors who want to hedge the risk that federal
deficits might lead to longer-term inflation and drive up interest rates, causing these
bonds to decline, might buy some TIPS, or Treasury inflation-protected securities, as
well. TIPS are U.S. Treasury bonds whose principal amount varies with consumer price
indexes to provide holders with a rate of return in constant dollars. TIPS prices
currently imply near-term deflation, and that means that they would appreciate in value if
inflation comes back.
Now we come to the Biggie.
The Republicans hold the Economy Hostage over the Debt Limit! What are the Republicans doing
to help us survive and pull out of this horrendus situation? Propose that
we cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and give more money in the form of tax
cuts to the Rich and Famous! This would cause the economy to Go Belly
Up, and the congress will become more Democratic and Progressive, But there
will not be much anyone can do for several years of Hell.
n 1973, responding to a
spiritual call of the God/dess,
and the prophecies, The Celtic Church of
Dynion Mwyn in America was
directed to the North Georgia mountains to locate a site for a spiritual and holistic
survival community; a community which would have as it's basis, an earth religion philosophy
and it goal: The Survival of Human Civilization After
is structured as a living, open minded survival community of which our religion is just one facet.
This unique and exciting community will continue to take form in the fertile foothills of
the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Georgia. It is a community of the Old Religion for
the New Age, where not only personal and group survival is stressed, but spiritual
understanding, sharing, patience and love will be taught as a way of life. Several other
"Living" communities are also being established in North Georgia and in other
communities are hidden because of the danger from those who continually try to destroy our
religion. We do not foresee this secrecy to be repealed in the near future.
Sometime after 2013, Camelot-of-the-Wood be visible. But,
until then, Camelot will exist peacefully, in an undisclosed location.During this
foundation period, which we believe will take another two years, the active members of
Camelot will be establishing a core program of Spiritual, Holistic and
private study in earth philosophy, with a natural approach to work and relationships. Four
styles of participation have emerged: a Full-Time Training Program through The Grove of
the Welsh Dragon; a Residential Program for
those initiates who live at Camelot, work there and elsewhere, and need a flexible
schedule; a Correspondence Program for seekers who live at a distance; and the Gathering
of the Tribes, held once a year. The Gathering provides daily meditation and
religious services, regular workshops and special events. There will also be
day-long and week-long retreats, and seminars.Camelot is
dedicated to evolving and demonstrating a harmonious, fulfilling and supportive lifestyle,
and to creating new methods of communication and new ways of dealing with human
relationships. It will be a practical place where people can work, play, learn and
discover themselves with loving care.Acknowledging
life itself as the first and greatest teacher, Camelot will exist to create working
holistic systems which will one day be shared with the world. It will embrace life through
its classes in health and healing, magick, horticulture, building, education, and esoteric
wisdom.Underlying it all
is a commitment to establishing an effective balance and cooperation between the human
family and nature... learning to relink ourselves with nature and with each other.
But it doesn't come easy, this business of building a community. To begin with it
takes builders not spectators. And it takes a great deal of patience, commitment and
sacrifice. That is why there is such an extensive training program.Don't come to
Dynion Mwyn expecting everyone to be whole and filled with love and light. If you
join us, you will meet people in the process of becoming whole, and often in the middle or
even in the early stages of a demanding, painful experience. In other words, season
your idealism with realism. Keep your feet on the ground while you explore the
stars. If you persevere you will be lead to Camelot.If there is a
central prerequisite at Camelot, it is taking responsibility for your experience.
Relationships, communications, and challenges of all sorts are tools to use in becoming
whole; emotions are not something that happens to you but something you choose to do.Communities are
as old as humanity. Many millennia ago, the earliest alliances were born of
necessity: the survivors of the Atlantian Cataclysm barely eked out enough food, shelter
and defense to keep humankind alive. But more than that, they became the crucible
within which we evolved.Out of those
first primordial unions emerged our industrialized megasociety. Its price has been
steep. In its impersonal vastness, the individual has been sacrificed.
Pollster Louis Harris characterized the American Public as outraged and despairing ....and
that is the good news! The bad news, he added, is that Americans have nearly
exhausted their options to deal with the frustration and are beginning to realize it.There is a
natural philosophy which is shared by Camelot members. This new vision values an
open mind and an open heart. It sees all life, however diverse, as one life; and it
respects and encourages diversity while celebrating unity. It is called
of a holistic community must be in its synthesis, applying all methods and ideas that
bring unity and creative efficiency. Synthesis is the opposite of dropping out, for
it refuses to stereotype any workable idea just because others have abused it. This planet
desperately needs healers in a greater sense... Leaders who can generate new solutions to
complex problems. Only the most deaf, blind or unenlightened skeptic would deny
this. A new generation of healers must be trained: they will not spring full-grown
from our good intentions. This training is taking place at Camelot.There has to be
trust in a community. There are some communities that try to make their policy
decisions at meetings of the whole community. They get into interminable discussions
because people haven't got the complete picture. This method does not work. At
Camelot, committees will be responsible for specific functions such as personnel, finance,
etc. Because the community trusts the decisions made by these committees there are
few problems.At a time when
some have been disheartened by sleazy gurus and communities that are rife with fanatics,
Camelot's devotion to love, light and respect of the path of truth will serve as a shining
example. Camelot is an intentional community of people living together, sharing all
of their resources, caring for each other, and working to create a cooperative, spiritual
and holistic way of life, in harmony with Nature and Mother Earth.Although Camelot
assumes responsibility for the needs of its members, receiving the products of their labor
and distributing these and all other goods based on need, each person is an individual and
can have certain personal possessions.Camelot uses a
planner/manager form of government. Community decisions are made by three Planners
elected by a majority of the full members, for staggered 24-month terms of office.
These three planners are guided by the a Council of Elders, who have overall executive
power as well as certain arbitrative functions. Appointed managers are responsible
for all areas of community life that need supervision (i.e., health, craft production,
animals, power, agriculture, etc.). There are dozens of such positions covering large and
small areas so that everyone who is qualified can become a manager. Sometimes
several managers or crews will share responsibility.Economic planning
is coordinated by three planners. They are responsible for distributing resources.
Planners and Managers receive no extra privileges because of their position. Members
normally make their wishes and desires known through personal conversations, open planner
meetings, polls and an opinion and idea board.Work is not seen
as just a means to an end. We try to make it an integral part of our lives. To
facilitate this, we have meetings each week to talk about priorities and how we are going
to accomplish our goals for that week. We also operate a labor credit system to organize
work and share it equitably, giving each member as much choice as possible. The
system combines a standard of planning and record keeping with a large amount of freedom
for the member to choose and vary their work. In addition to industry and
agriculture, the system includes child care, accounting, domestic and other necessary
activities. Members are assigned a minimum of 45 hours of work per week.At Camelot we
hear deeply and clearly the Great Spirit within. This calls for renewal of the Earth
Spirit. We all have the power to heal this planet and ourselves. In uniting
our earth religion spirit, we form a magickal alliance which makes all things possible.You have heard
prophets today in countless numbers, around every corner, and from every direction, who
insist that this decade will determine the future of Humankind. In a way they are
right. Gloom and doom issue from every lonely pulpit; everyone claims to know the
"One Thing" that will preserve our future; from nuclear energy to a return to
fundamentalism; from a reliance on science to the destruction of politics; from doing more
with less to having more for fewer.But these are
only partial solutions, and ignore the whole picture. In the close of the 70's we
began to see a spontaneous attempt to arrive at a collective mind and spirit; and in these
attempts we began to recognize a challenge more basic than any other: learning to form
organic communities; overlapping, changing and accepting those of like minds who will
gather, and declare that there is a warm and secure place for each of us in the
relationship between Humanity, Earth and the Cosmos.
There is no challenge to humanity greater than the
striving to achieve community; the ability of each of us to be secure in our need to
acknowledge our relationships: With each other, With the Earth Mother and the Great
Camelot is a
holistic and spiritual community which meets this challenge by dedicating ourselves to an
attunement with nature through inner awareness training using the ancient technique of
Relinking with ourselves, to feel and act spontaneously;
Relinking with each other, male and female, understanding,
so we are no longer alone, but can touch each other without fear; and
Relinking with the flow of nature, with the earth, sky and
running water, so that we can walk in balance with the mother earth and Great Spirit.
it's ignorance, has always assumed that the Earth would rejuvenate herself, no matter how
much we abused her. But the Earth can lose her resiliency; her waters are polluted,
her soil is becoming dust and her forests are being destroyed. Someday she may be
beyond her ability to heal herself; and what we do to her, we do to ourselves.
and nature are in harmony, the Earth is a happy place. There is great strength in
this idea, which is the basic foundation of our religious teachings. We call the
Earth our mother, we protect her and have learned to live in harmony with her. We
have learned her moods and rhythms. We love the earth, for from her we are born, of
her sustenance we do eat and to her we must return. Our world is a circle of beauty,
of freedom, of innocence, learning neither guilt nor shame. To us all things of
Nature, all acts of Gentleness, Love and Pleasure, are sacred. Although what we do
is, in essence, spiritual, we are not long-faced mystics, forbidding all pleasure with a
promise of eternal bliss. Rather, we approach our works with a spontaneous joy and the
playfulness of a butterfly. Yes, we, the children of the Earth, are also the
Children of the Morning Star. We seek only to dance the Dance of Joy; the
Celebration of Life.
We deal with each
other in a tolerant, caring, and honest way. Openness is a very important value to all of
us, although the limitations are obvious among large groups of people. We attempt to
extend our peaceful philosophy to our verbal behaviors as well as the physical.
Meeting the social needs of everyone is important, but sometimes difficult. In
general though, support for emotional hard times is not difficult to find at
Camelot. There is a behavior code which includes the following interpersonal
agreements. We do not go around quoting them to each other, but they reflect the society
we are creating.
All members are equal in the
sense that they are entitled to the same privileges, advantages and respect.
All members are encouraged to
explain their work to other members who desire to learn, within the constraints of our
We do not speak negatively of
other members to a third party although constructive criticism is encouraged.
We try not to publicly
complain about things we think are wrong with the community. We feel that gripes are
best taken up with whoever is responsible for whatever is being criticized. Public
bitching is bad for morale; it imposes on those who overhear it and seldom takes the place
of positive concern and constructive suggestions.
We try to exercise
consideration and tolerance for each other's individual habits, as long as these do not
impose on others.
We encourage recognition of
individual accomplishments but we will not emphasize them. We, as a new society will
need our heroes, but we do not need the loss of self esteem that current western
We clean up after ourselves
after each project. We will not keep (any) articles longer than (they are) needed, but
return them to their place so they can be used by others.
No member will enter
another's space unless invited. Communal life makes privacy a right and we do not
We try to love each other and
to be in the highest state of concern for each other. We realize that we need each
other. It takes a lot of work to create a relationship between two people much less
within a community.
We are creating a community
for life, not just a temporary haven for those who drop out of society. We ask each
other for a 100 percent commitment that this creation implies.
As we grow we
diversify our means of support, placing greater emphasis on primary products and services
such as food, shelter and education. This necessitates that the members of
Camelot form an organization which will interact with the outside world without revealing
the true location and nature of Camelot.Much of
our recreation consists of simply being together. We take walks, play music, and
spend a lot of time talking to each other. We play volleyball, run, lift weights,
fish, canoe, hike, swim, and folk-dance. Musical instruments are encouraged. We are
entertained by a large collection of books, records and tapes as well as the ever changing
woods and meadows. Individual hobbies are also encouraged. We will eventually
have a darkroom, pottery studio and arts and crafts shop. Our members visit mystical and
historical sites, attend concerts, and museums. We listen to some radio, watch
limited TV and subscribe to magazines. In short we are very much like other people.Our children are
raised by the community, as well as their parents. Evenings are set aside for
parents and other primary figures to maintain and deepen continuing relationships. There
is ample room for as much loving interaction as is mutually desirable with parents or with
other members of the community. We encourage the Bradley method of husband coached child
birth using Midwives. Nursing infants are encouraged to be breast-fed by their
mothers if at all possible. Eventually we will build and operate our own
school. The children will have regular pre-school lessons.
We feel that community child-care offers many advantages.
Parents who do not wish to put their full time into child-care are free to pursue other
work, thereby enabling others to share the pleasures and responsibilities of raising
children. Children in turn, are surrounded by adults who find fulfillment in children, and
their emotional and economic security has a broader base than just the relationship
between two people.
It is our policy
to be open to new members within certain limitations. These limitations are economic as
well as spiritual. But we will always be looking for ways to expand Camelot and its sister
communities as they are formed. Although there is limited membership available with
Camelot of the Wood, there is no restrictions placed upon admission to the sister
communities except that one must be an Initiate member of Dynion Mwyn.
There are no
admission fees. A prospective member must first ask permission of
a Dynion Mwyn member who will arrange an interview. A visit is then arranged with the
membership committee. If accepted, one becomes a provisional member for one year.
Provisional members do not vote and may be asked to leave for less drastic reasons
than full members.
provisional period, the provisional member signs a contract with the community
agreeing to accept the community bylaws and behavior code. Financial arrangements are
detailed in the community handbook. In return, the member is guaranteed an equal
share of the benefits that the community provides.
Clothing and personal effects remain the property of the
member unless they are shared. Resources may be held outside the community for a period
not to exceed one year, but one cannot benefit from their use while a member.
is a survival, work, study and learning community where Earth Religion philosophy is
experienced with warmth and personal consideration. Our members express their common bond
with the Earth Mother and Sky Father in various forms without fear of ridicule or
scorn. Camelot welcomes all forms of positive religious expression. The
ultimate goal of Camelot is the enlightenment of humanity through the establishment of a
society of teachers. If you are a true teacher, "come join the dance."
THREE YEAR PLAN
Phase 1 - Complete
Purchase of Land in
Phase 2 -
From 2014 to
Construct 80 room Lodge/Restaurant w/10
suites and Conference Center - 8 offices;
Restaurant seats 80; Pub seats 25 at bar;
Conference center seats 200; Check-in desk w/two terminals;
Solar Panels for power and heating/cooling
Phase 2 - 2014 - 2015 Power Station - Solar Panels w/batteries,
Wind Turbines, Natural Gas & Deisel Generators,
Phase 2 - 2014 - 2016 Water Well Bldg with gravity tank and 3" well,
Dual Pumps w/UV purification
Phase 2 -2014 - 2016 Sewage treatment
w environmental filtration pond - UV treatment system w/filtration system before entering pond.
Phase 2 - 2014 - 2016 Communications Center - Solar Panel and batteries, radios,
Satellite Dish for telephone/internet connection.
2 - 2014 - 2016 3 Security Guard Houses -
1 for entrance to complex, 1 for housing area,
and 1 for campground.
Phase 3 -
2014 - 2016 build 10 Cedar Duplex
Cabins w/water and Power hooked to Camelot Power and
Water each Duplex bldg has 4 BR w/ 8 beds.
Phase 3 -2014 - 2016 35 Cedar Houses
- 4 Bedroom, 20 - 2 Bedroom
, 1 - Security gatehouse;
Each house has solar water and solar electric
panels with batteries, heat pump and backup to georgia power, Each house has internet and PCs,
Group water system with own well, Water hookup to Camelot water system - second
backup to county water, Activities Building w/ethernet/internet.
Phase 4 -
2014 - 2016 Bangor Institute
room dorm (2 students to room)
30 classrooms 2 offices
- Cafeteria and Gymnasium
Phase 4 - 2014 - 2016 Bangor School for Gifted Children
30 classrooms 3 vans/buses
Phase 4 - 2014 - 2016 Dynion Mwyn Temple and Grove Main Building with worship area
5 class rooms 1 office,
Grove Circle Labrynth/Maze,
2 miles of trails leading to 13 Shrines.
Phase 4 -
2014 - 2016
Barn and Stables
Barn has office, 12 stalls Storage areas for hay, feed and tack room
Barn and equipment storage for farming Silo
Cellar for potatoes and fruits 5 miles of riding trails
Are You Disaster-Proof?
How to ride out an emergency
In the event of calamity, be prepared to hunker down for one week without
utilities or access to grocery and hardware stores. Besides supplies
necessary for basic survival, have tools for repairing the highest priority
• Extra batteries (including cellphone batteries)
• Niosh-N95 dust mask
• Duct tape
• 50 ft. of heavy-duty rope
• Chain saw and fuel or bow saw and ax
• Assortment of nails, screws and bolts
• Flexible repair clamps for burst pipes
• Tarp large enough to cover half of your home's roof
• Scrap framing lumber
• Rain gear
• Work gloves
These items are essential for evacuation. Three days of water for four
people weighs close to 100 pounds, so line up a rolling ice chest, backpacks
or other method to carry the load. Also, count on being separated. Choose a
location where family members can reunite, and designate one out-of-town
person for everyone to check in with.
• Bottled water (1 gal. per person per day)
• Nonperishable food
• First-aid kit
• Battery-powered or hand-cranked radio
• Prescription medications
• Vital documents in a waterproof bag (deeds, birth certificates, phone
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