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Ultra-Powerful Volcanoes Continue in These Last Days!

posted by Jael Ever @ 18:39 PM
September 29, 2014

JapanVolcano I was working on in India, this ‘still-third-world’ country’s trip to Mars, when the editors rushed me back to Japan to cover the sudden explosion of Japan’s Mt. Ontake, a 10,062-foot volcano people love to hike. Over 30 are feared dead.

Arriving late on the scene, I’ve had to rely on other news clips for background, but most of these do not have definite results on deaths or injuries. Not only have vacation hikers, hoping to enjoy scenes of autumn colors, been overcome by Mt. Ontake’s ash and smoke, apparently rescuers have been as well.

Martin Fackler of The New York Times writes:  “The danger of another eruption and of a release of toxic gases made it impossible to bring most of them [dead or injured hikers] down and confirm their deaths.”

He posits: “The volcano . . . has erupted before, most recently in 1991. There had been weeks of minor earthquakes leading up to the larger eruption on Saturday, but nothing seismologists interpreted as warning that major event was on the way.”

In her Washington Post story, Anna Fifield adds: “More than 500 police, firefighters and military personnel were involved in a rescue operation on the mountain Sunday, bringing down some climbers on stretchers and in helicopters.”

As usual, The Extinction Protocol and Reuters News Service had the most extensive coverage of this disaster: “Police said more than 250 hikers were stranded on the mountain, which is 3,067 meters high and last erupted in 2007.

They quote Prime Minister Abe: “Nearly 200 people are in the process of descending the mountain, but we are still trying to figure out details. I instructed to do all we can to rescue the people affected and secure the safety of the trekkers, . .”

So I’m right on time. Other reporters don’t really know the ‘facts’ either. Because Japan has laws that someone is not dead unless a doctor says so, the exact number of the fallen among 250 hikers is unknown, along with numbers of injured.

Because Japan does its best to suppress all but ‘good news,’ news reporters are promised: 1) This eruption does not interfere with WireAP_5eb7b43cb3424c67bde970aaae27ecc7_16x9_992air traffic; 2) The public will know the fate of 200 other hikers stranded on the erupting mountain, the number of others injured and of those hundreds of rescuers also covered with still imploding ash; and 3) Reporters will surely find out just how often this volcano goes whacky.

Why do people continually bet against Nature, assuming that it will stay in-tack for their convenience?  Why do scientists think that natural phenomenon will always give them ‘proper’ notice before “acting our of turn”?

The only thing that Nature demands is that it must always be respected! Hmm that sounds like a starting principle of how God is to be approached as well.  He is always to be respected! Hmm again. Maybe God, through Nature, is telling man again: “These are the last days of man on earth. Nothing is historically safe.”

As a wholesale Christian sweatshirt promises:  “The eternal God is Thy Refuge, and underneath are The Everlasting Arms (Deuteronomy 33; 27).” Volcanos, earthquakes, fires or floods are not predictable, but God always is! He keeps His Word.  He does exactly what He says He will do!  Take heed!

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