Archive for April, 2012


Indonesia Areas Await Tsunamis After Two Massive Earthquakes

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 15:28 PM
April 11, 2012

 

We interrupt our reporting on contaminated air and water in the United States for a breaking story on two 8.0 to 8.7 magnitude earthquakes that rocked the Pacific Coast of Indonesia this morning.

 According to CNN.com, the first quake struck at about 4: 30 this morning East Coast Time, some 270 miles southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia’s Aceh province.  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says that quake had a magnitude of 8.6 with a depth of 14 miles.

 The second quake, recorded at 8.2 magnitude hit the west coast of Sumatra some two hours later.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean, and the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency also put up a tsunami warning.

 So far there are no reports of causalities from either quake, but millions of people are racing out of low lying areas in order to reach higher levels before potential tsunamis hit the beaches.

 Bloomberg News reports:  “The quake struck 431 kilometers (268 miles) off the coast of Aceh, one of Indonesia’s poorest provinces where 170,000 people died or went missing in an Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.”

 After the 9.1 magnitude quake hit Sumatra in 2004 caused billions in damages, and destroyed whole communities, that nation is especially wary of quakes, aftershocks and especially the following tsunamis.  Citizens there are also aware that these latest earthquakes come about a year after the 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami brought Japan to its knees.

  However, Gary Gibson from the Seismology Research Center in Melbourne, Australia, says that the location of the second quake reduces the possibility of a tsunami.  He adds that because the quakes seem to be caused by horizontal, rather than vertical, movement, it is less likely they will generate tsunamis.

 According to India Today.com “The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued the tsunami watch for 28 countries, including Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, Maldives, Britain, Malaysia, Mauritius, Syechelles, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Madagascar, Iran, UAE, Yemen, Bangladsh, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.”

 We will keep you informed on these quakes as news breaks.  Our sight, along with World’s Collide, is dedicated to showing our readers that we now live in the last times of man’s rule on earth.  In Bible prophecies, The LORD Jesus gave us signs of these end times:  “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows (Mark 13: 8).”

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This Spring’s Dangerous Air, Water & Japan’s Radiation, Part 2

posted by admin @ 18:02 PM
April 10, 2012

 Wendy Weathersbee: Perhaps we didn’t emphasize that scientists blame this potentially poisonous Spring air on Global Warming.  Ally tells us what else may be in the air we breathe, and in the water we drink, all officially labeled harmless.

 Ally I. Feermeno:  Scientists are astounded at the radiation that has drifted over from Japan, even moving eastward as far as Massachusetts.  It has been found in the air and water in 13 states and in three U. S. territories.

 Dr. Ad Versery:  Yes Ally.  Mark Clayton of the Christian Science Monitor writes:  “Higher than usual levels of radiation were detected by 12 monitoring stations in Alaska, Alabama, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, and Washington State over the past week and sent to Environmental Protection Agency scientists for detailed laboratory analysis.”

 Sarah Newsworthy:  He adds that unusual, yet apparently very low “trace amounts” of radiation, were also reported in Massachusetts rain water, and by state officials and nuclear power plant radiation sensors in Colorado, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania.”

 Wendy Weathersbee:  And what’s worse, for those who use rainwater, because they think it is less polluted, in fact radiation levels from Japan’s damaged plant are higher in clouds and in rainwater.
 
 Ally I. Feermeno:  Yes, but even so, authorities still insist rainwater is safe.  Officially––although “low levels of radioactive iodine believed to be from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant have been detected”––Reuters quotes spokesman Drew Elliott of Progress Energy, the utility serving Florida and the Carolinas: “There is no current threat to public safety.”  Officials also say radiation levels are “below those that could harm livestock or pets, which could consume rainwater.”

 According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, “One key radioactive particle being detected is iodine 131, a product of nuclear fission. Trace amounts of I-131 were trapped in clouds, and recent rains deposited I-131 in collection containers.”  Thus, because cows drink rainwater, milk in Massachusetts is now being tested for radiation poisoning.

 Wendy Weathersbee: Yet, the Centers for Disease Control insists:  “The levels being seen now are 25 times below the level that would be of concern for use as a sole source of water over a short period of time, even for infants, pregnant women or breast-feeding women, who are the most sensitive to radiation.”

 Dr. Ad Versery:  We will discuss researchers who don’t agree with these assurances.  When it comes to nuclear exposure, we must understand that humanity is in the end of time.  Thus, Christian messages require believers to have Noah’s type of faith:  “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house . . (Hebrews 11:7).

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Warm Spring, Dangerous Industrial Air & Japan’s Radiation

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 15:55 PM
April 9, 2012

Wendy Weathersbee: As much as Americans may be enjoying this balmy Spring weather, our research team warns that this unusual weather bodes danger. While over 7,000 warm temperature records were set this Spring––some from data going back to the 19th century––not enough is said about health issues in that air!

Dr. Ad Versery: Right you are Wendy. Pollen counts are up across the country, and warmer air holds in industrial wastes. Dr. Aaron Bernstein of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School says:

“This early wake-up call for plants and animals can have disastrous health consequences, especially for children. Allergies cost the U.S. economy $ 6 – $12 billion annually. The early heat stimulates growth in plants and the pollen season has gotten longer . . . while the higher levels of carbon dioxide in the air stimulate pollen production in highly allergenic plants like ragweed.”

Wendy Weathersbee: Right! And Michael Oppenheimer, a Princeton University geoscientist, and lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, adds: “What we’re seeing now is not surprising in the greenhouse world . . . It’s just the beginning of our experience with the new atmosphere.”

Oppenheimer’s Climate Change Panel concluded: “ . . . an increase in heat waves, droughts, floods, severe storms and extreme temperatures as a result of human-spurred global warming, caused in part by rising emissions of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide emitted by fossil fuel burning.”

Sarah Newsworthy: Yes. And within that warm air are industrial pollutants and more carbon dioxide. SPX News Service quotes Saugata Datta, a geologist at Kansas State University who just completed a study of air over America: “In residential neighborhoods near manufacturing industries, a breath of air may be more hazardous than refreshing  depending on the location.”

Dr. Datta’s research team found: “ . . .elemental metal manganese in airborne particulate matter – a combination of dust, soot and other organic and inorganic particles suspended in a gas or liquid.”

Managanese was thought to be either nutritional or harmless for human health. “But more recently that thinking is changing. Manganese is a neurotoxin at certain levels when in water, so there is a question about if it’s toxic in air, too.”

Ally I. Feermeno: Wow, guys. And now I must add that radiation from last year’s Japan nuclear meltdown are in U.S. air as well. But more on that tomorrow. The Book of Revelation makes clear that filthy air, laden with death, is evidence of satanic activity: “And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit (Revelation 9: 2). Pray that our leaders clean up our nation’s air!

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Radiation from U.S. Aging Nuclear Plants & Now From Fukushima

posted by admin @ 14:10 PM
April 6, 2012

 Independent testing indicates radiation from Japan’s Fukushina nuclear accident has come to our shores sooner than expected.  Radiation detected as 668% higher than normal is over California in spite of assurances from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that Japan’s nuclear meltdown poses the U.S. no danger.
 
 In “Highest Radiation in L.A. Air Yet,” Michael Collins reports results of testing radiation levels in California’s water: “One year after the Fukushima meltdowns began, these readings indicate that ocean-borne radiation may be making its way into waters off Southern California months before the inevitable tide of radioactive goo that will wash up. . . later this year through 2014.”

 Moreover he writes that one reason radiation in the Los Angeles area is rising is because of “the enormous amount of radioactive ‘buckeyballs’ filled with 60 uranium uranyis apiece that continue to be produced at the stricken nuclear reactor site for almost a year.”

 Even acclaimed nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen the Chief Engineer of Fairewinds Associates––who has said that Fukushima is ten times worse than Russia’s Chernobyl, and that at least one million Japanese will have cancer in the next 20 years––has warned that Fukushima waste can reach the United States.

 Another nuclear expert, Marco Kaltofen of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and and also a member of Fairewinds, recently told the American Public Health Association that “hot particles are contaminating portions of northern Japan . . . [and] . .  that  auto air filters from Fukushima . . . are so radioactive that they have to be disposed of in a buried radioactive waste disposal site in the U.S.”

 Most important, when Kaltofen presented his findings to the American Public Health Association, he confirmed “the detection of hot particles in the U.S.”  Moreover, he posits that Fairewinds Associates “believes that this is a personal health issue in Japan and a public health issue in the United States and Canada.”

 Gunderson and Fairewinds Associates believe that––in light of the Fukushima meltdown– the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not addressing major safety issues in U.S. power plants, including:  “serious design flaws in the BWR Mark 1 containment, fundamental flaws in the Boiling Water Reactor vessel design, and problems with detonation shock-waves.”

 Fairewinds insists:  “The NRC and the nuclear industry are using a flawed cost benefit computer code that underestimates the value of human life and minimizes property damages after an accident, which has the effect of justifying continued operation of reactors without safety modifications.”

 The NRC should beware.  Bible verse cards say that God gave His Son that we may have life, not death:  “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10: 10).  Those who through neglect take man’s life face horrific judgment from God.

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America’s Dangerous Aging Nuclear Power Plants, Part 2

posted by admin @ 16:27 PM
April 5, 2012

 Just today, Michael R. Blood of the Associated Press ran a story that the downed San Onofre nuclear plant expected heat waves this summer may cause blackouts in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas:

 “State energy officials have already warned of rotating blackouts in the region if a heat wave hits and San Onofre stays dark, and plans for replacement power remain shaky.” And it may take two months to restart retired replacements.

 The San Onofre plant was closed down just two months when a tube break made the Unit 3 reactor inoperable.  As with this latest incident, radiation escaped, “but officials said there was no danger to workers or neighbors.” Haven’t we heard that before?  And again, the problem is eroding tubing within steam generators.

 Apparently, even with San Onofre running, the San Diego area suffered from lack of “reliable energy transmission” for several years.  Michael Shames, Director of Utility Consumers’ Action Network says: “There is the potential for service interruptions. I could definitely see some customers being curtailed.”

 Blood’s report indicates that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has admitted that the “tubing carrying radioactive water is eroding at an unusual rate.”  Gregory Jaczko, NRC Commission chairman will visit the plant tomorrow “to highlight the agency’s concern over the ailing equipment.”

 The San Onofre plant produces electricity for 1.4 million homes.  In addition, its power is needed to transfer power to and from other sources.  Jennifer Ramp of San Diego Gas & Electric says that power from the loss of San Onofre “can restrict power imports into San Diego area by up to 30 percent.”

 According to Blood, unexplained vibration and friction among tubes is causing them to wear early.  “The tubes are a critical safety barrier — if one or more break, there is the potential that radioactivity could escape into the atmosphere. Also, serious leaks can drain cooling water from a reactor.”

 Meanwhile, environmental groups, Friends of the Earth and San Clemente Green, insist that plant officials are not telling NRC the full story.  They insist that if a “full determination” of plant problems is not immediately disclosed, the plant should be shut down permanently.

 Citizens must ask:  “Why are these old reactors still running?”  “Why haven’t officials, who are paid to insure power is reliable, planned ahead for this time when nuclear plants can’t function?”  “Don’t they know lives are at stake?”

 When nuclear power is involved, those responsible must tell the truth!  Christian messages insist ‘truth’ is necessary protection for society:  “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies (Proverbs 14: 5).”  It is time for Americans to demand the truth when it comes to this most dangerous nuclear power!

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America’s Aging Nuclear Power Plants Endanger Us All

posted by admin @ 15:21 PM
April 4, 2012

 We’ve had so much news traffic here at Earth End, that just like the newspaper delivery kids are saying, I haven’t been able to get a word in edgewise––a word that is about leaking nuclear power plants in our own country.

 It is known that a major leak seeped out at the San Onofre nuclear plant near San Diego.  While spokesmen for Southern California Edison claimed that workers were not in danger, environmentalists claim that this and other endangered nuclear plants in the country must be shut down.

 Gary Headrick, who lives just eight miles from that plant, and who is a member of San Clemente Green insists:  “If we don’t make them shut it down, it’s going to be too late.” The leak, from a steam generator tube, forced the plant’s temporary shut-down.

 According to David Wright of ABC News, San Onofre is one of “several dozens of U.S. reactors facing new scrutiny after Japan’s nuclear crisis.” Like Japan’s nuclear meltdown, San Onofre sits in the middle of wide earthquake areas.

 But at least 95 other reactors are in dangerous areas as well.  Based on Japan’s disaster, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report which found that 95 other reactors in the U.S. are in high risk areas for quakes.  And Adrian Covert of gizmodo.com claims that some “50 U.S. nuclear power plants are leaking radioactive tritium,” mostly from corroded underground piping.

 Edwin Lyman, a Union of Concerned Scientists nuclear expert, tells Reuters:  “While the NRC and the nuclear industry have been reassuring Americans that there is nothing to worry about––that we can do a better job dealing with a nuclear disaster like the one that just happened in Japan––it turns out that privately NRC senior analysts are not so sure.”
  
 And rt.com blog adds:  “Even after the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima plant in early 2011 raised questions internationally over safety regulations, the United States has done little to improve conditions since.”

 The problem is that most of the nuclear power plants in the U.S. are more than 25 years old.  Yet NRC just relicenses them for another 20 years of operation.  And the plant at San Onofre is nearly 50 years old.  The Associated Press (AP) says that some 113 “alerts” in nuclear plants since 2005 are because of aging.

 According to the Associated Press, the NRC has consistently weakened requirements for these aging plants.  Now, even the NRC admits that a majority of potentially serious safety problems have stemmed from “degraded conditions.”

 Leaking nuclear radiation puts the American people at risk. Such risks must not be taken for profit.  Bible prophecies instruct leaders to protect their people: “if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned . . . [their] blood will I require at the watchman’s hand (Ezekiel 33: 6).

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Mysterious New Lamb Disease in Europe From Africa? Part 2

posted by Maleekie Ambularie @ 17:08 PM
April 3, 2012

 Dr. Ad Versery:  Because the new virus carries its name, the small German town of Schmallenberg, Germany, is particularly worried about the way the disease will hurt its heretofore prosperous economy––one based on farming and tourism.

 The town’s mayor, Bernard Halbe, lamented to Nick Meo of the telegraph.co.uk, “Plenty of us aren’t very happy that our town’s name is being used across Europe to describe this new disease.”

 Before this outbreak, the town was one of the envies of the continent.  “the unemployment rate, at three per cent, is one of the lowest in Europe – depends on agriculture and tourism, both of which rely on public confidence.” 

 Meo describes Schmallenberg as:  “a picturesque district of 26,000 people in central Germany, a deadly new virus was born.”  Before the disease outbreak, the town’s tourism department had worked hard to put forth an image “showing happy families hiking and picnicking. . . . a healthy place for holidays close to nature.”

 For the last two years, its local government had helped farmers’ wives to earn money hosting “city families . . . to enjoy life on a real working farm.”  But “becoming ground zero in an international disease outbreak has put all of this in doubt.”  Now, Halbe says, “Some farms have been devastated.”

 With the disease spreading to England, Belgium, Holland, etc., the concern now is that people will stop buying beef and lamb.  This could bring significant damage both to the Euro market and to farmers’ incomes.  It is estimated that it will take a year or more to find a vaccine for this new virus, experts say.

 Maleekie Ambularie:  So what do they see as the answer?  Blame it all on Africa!  Why does this all sound so familiar?  German farmers speculate that this disease of deformed lambs “may be from Africa because it resembles a similar disease called Blue Tongue that arrived a few years ago.”

 But The Center for Food Security & Public Health at Iowa State University says:  “The bluetongue virus has been found in many parts of the world including Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, the South Pacific, North and South America, and parts of Asia. The virus is present in some regions without associated clinical disease. In the United States, the distribution of the vector limits infections to the southern and western states.” 

 And the symptoms of Blue Tongue and Schmallenberg are no where near alike.  Blue tongue is like a false Foot-and-Mouth Disease.  It may bring sore muzzles, erosions, ulcerations, lameness and inflammation, but not defective births.  Schmallenberg farmers should get their facts straight!

 Dr. Ad Versery:  Science must stop this virus before it spreads to the human population.  Remember what Christian prayer books teach: God is The One “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases (Psalms 103: 3).”

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Mysterious New Lamb Disease in Britain and Europe

posted by Maleekie Ambularie @ 23:16 PM
April 2, 2012

    Dr. Ad Versery:  I’ve been looking over the kids All Animal News Blog, and I think they have something about those mysterious lamb births in England and Europe.  Called the Schmallenberg Virus, it is moving swiftly across farms there.

Alastair Mackintosh of the National Farmers Union tells Cole Moreton of .telegraph.co.uk that this spreading virus ‘a ticking time bomb:’  “We don’t yet know the extent of the disease. We only find out the damage when sheep and cows give birth, and by then it’s too late.”

In Europe, farms have have lost half their lambs, while so far the loss in Britain has only been 20%.  A big problem is that ewes show no symptoms of the disease until the infected lamb is born.

Animal experts believe that the virus is spread by midges, insects that may have carried the virus across the Channel or North Sea last autumn.  But the actual source is unknown.  Officials are concerned that the virus will spread as the weather warms.

Presently there is no vaccine for this virus.  The disease gets its name from the German town, 70 miles east of Cologne, where it was first discovered.  It is not known if the virus can pass from animal to animal or from animal to humans.

Officials are already concerned about the effects this lamb disaster will have on national economies.  According to Moreton:  “Approximately 16 million lambs are born in Britain every year and sell at market for about £100 each. The effect of the disease on farms that are already struggling in the downturn could be severe.”

Mackintosh says that at the point that useless lamb births in England reach 50%, farmers will go out of business.   Moreover, this virus has spread to cows, goats and other farm animals, which could reduce and/or endanger milk yield.

Richard Gray, Science Correspondent for The Telegraph, says the virus causes animals “to abort late in their pregnancies, or has resulted in stillbirths.  While sheep show no symptoms, adult cows suffer fevers and diarrhea.

A bigger question is of course, how will ingesting meat from these diseased lambs affect people.  The Animal Health and veterinary Laboratories Agencies issued a statement about potential dangers to people:  “There is unlikely to be a risk to human health from Schmallenberg virus; but this is not yet certain.” But Gray insists that “virologists are conducting work to find out if it may cause any health problems in humans.”

Maleekie Ambularie:  Well we must remember to pray over the food we eat constantly.  Many verses in wholesale Christian Bibles admonish us to pray thusly:“Give us this day our daily bread (Matthew 6: 11).” Ephesians 5: 20 says “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  And the blood of Jesus is also our protection (Revelation 12: 11)!

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