12615 Gleaning In Case You Don’t Know Now Hear This ”Christ Shall Return VERY Soon” But First Tribulation Get Your Heart Ready Now!
^^^Worth posting again.
Last year, beginning about Halloween, thousands of juvenile auklets started washing ashore dead from California’s Farallon Islands to Haida Gwaii (also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) off central British Columbia. Since then the deaths haven’t stopped. Researchers are wondering if the die-off might spread to other birds or even fish.
“This is just massive, massive, unprecedented,” said Julia Parrish, a University of Washington seabird ecologist who oversees the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a program that has tracked West Coast seabird deaths for almost 20 years. “We may be talking about 50,000 to 100,000 deaths. So far.”
But if the base of the food chain has changed, even temporarily, why is the die-off still limited to just one species of seabird?
“That’s the thing that’s so puzzling to us—we’re just not seeing this with common murres or anything else,” Parrish said.
Sydeman predicts that this spring or summer the dying might spread to the salmon and forage fish that eat those same plankton species and then perhaps to the murres or other birds that, in turn, eat those fish.
“I think there’s a strong possibility of it escalating to affect other species in the near future,” he said.
“Damaging wind gusts up to 75 mph are expected in the mountains today (Saturday), with gusts to 65 mph in the Santa Clarita Valley,” according to the NWS advisory. “Elsewhere across most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, winds will gust to between 40 and 55 mph today.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned it could be one of the biggest storms the city has ever seen.
A potentially historic blizzard that could bring 3 feet of snow is barreling toward the city — and officials are already warning that mass transit could be shut down before the Monday night rush, stranding millions.
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Residents in these areas thought the booms could be fireworks, gun shots, or blown transformers. But meteorologists have offered a less threatening, more fascinating explanation.
Benner said this will be the best asteroid of the year to observe by radar.
“The big night is tonight,” he added.
Malaysia Airlines just can’t seem to catch a break. Antichrist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) linked cyber terrorists were busy early Monday online attacking the embattled carrier’s website.
The cyber goons claimed to be from the “Lizard Squad,” a group known for previous ‘denial of service’ attacks, and claiming support for Antichrist ISIS. The same group took credit for the attacks that felled the Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox Live network.
The first message to appear on the airline’s site said, “404-Plane Not Found,” and “Hacked by Antichrist Cyber Caliphate” with a photo of a Malaysia Airbus A380 super jumbo jet.
The browser tab on the website said, “Antichrist ISIS will prevail.”
Antichrist ISIS-Linked Cyber Warfare Strikes Malaysia Airlines
Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago.
Antichrist NWO 666 U.S. President Barack Obozo said Washington was considering all options short of military action to isolate Russia. The European Union called an emergency meeting of foreign ministers of its 28 member states.
In some of the strongest language ever from Brussels, Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who now presides over EU summits as European Council president, denounced “appeasement” of Moscow, a word with unmistakable World War Two connotations.
“Once again, appeasement encourages the aggressor to greater acts of violence. Time to step up our policy based on cold facts, not illusions,” Tusk said on Twitter.
“I strongly urge Russia to stop its military, political and financial support for the separatists, stop destabilizing Ukraine and respect its international commitments,” he said.
Last week Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Russia had 9,000 troops stationed in his country.
While pure speculation, this gentleman – a New York-based Russian banker with the same name – appears to be the recruiter…
Russian security forces raided independent Crimean television station ATR on Monday, seizing equipment and telling employees they were looking for archival footage of an anti-Russia protest last year, station officials said.
In an emotional video posted on YouTube, deputy director Liliya Budzhurova said that armed men from Russia’s Investigative Committee and counterterrorism officials appeared at the station early Monday. Budzhurova said they had seized equipment, including servers of archival footage showing the February 2014 demonstration against the Russian takeover, effectively shutting down the channel’s broadcast operations.
The Tusk tweet, which pointed to Russia as “the aggressor”, was welcomed in Ukraine and by Russia hawks in Europe.
“Tusk nails it”, Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves said.
One EU diplomat based in Kiev told EUobserver the snap FMs meeting is unlikely to agree on sanctions right away.
“The feeling among EU countries’ diplomats here on the ground, even from the more Russia-friendly states, is that there should be some kind of reaction. But the feeling in the capitals is different”, the contact said.
“Foreign ministers could meet but only to issue a strong statement”.
The EU last year blacklisted dozens of Russian officials, oligarchs, and MPs. It also imposed sanctions on Russian banks, energy, and arms firms, and a ban on EU investments in Russia-annexed Crimea.
Russia’s elites have been feeling the bite of US sanctions coupled the the near halving of the price per barrel of oil. As the West starts to look at Russia more as a gigantic criminal enterprise rather than as a nation-state, everyone is becoming more comfortable with reducing economic ties to them. Naturally, those Russians at the top of the criminal oligopoly that runs Russia are upset:
The head of a leading Kremlin-owned bank warned on Friday that further banking sanctions would lead Russia and the U.S. to the “brink of war.”
Andrei Kostin, the head of VTB, reacted angrily when asked what the consequences would be if Russia were excluded from the Swift banking system, a secure means of moving money across borders.
If it were to happen, Kostin told a session on the Russian economy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, “ambassadors can leave capitals. It means Russia and America might have no relationship after that.”
“If there is no banking relationship, it means the countries are on the verge of war, or definitely in the cold war,” he said in English, growing increasingly red in the face. “It will be a very dangerous situation.”
So in summary: Obozo’s personal pick for a banker that is “representative” of the common man will not only fulfill that requirement with net assets that are perfectly indicative of the middle-class American, somewhere between $10 and $40 million (the variance can supposedly be attributed to whether or not Virtu’s momentum ignition algos have blown up one or more of his stocks), but who will clearly not put the stock market first and foremost on the list of things that the Fed is supposed to wealth effect.
In closing – and in the spirit of the baker’s dozen – we should note that there is a scenario in which almost all of this proves complete nonsense. Indeed, it’s quite a plausible one: it’s close to being the global consensus. This is that the drop in oil prices is the first truly effective QE, putting money into the hands of those who will actually spend it; that the resulting boost to consumption triggers a ‘normal’ cycle of hiring and associated wage increases, with lower interest rates finally taking effect; that the resultant fear of wage rises causes a backup in bond yields, confounding those who thought that nothing could make them rise; that the resumption of ‘normal’ growth allows debt to be repaid, cyclical equities to outperform once more, central banks to return to ‘normal’ policies, and markets to return to fundamentals. That, though, is why bakers make extra: there’s always at least one roll that doesn’t turn out the way the recipe book says it ought to.