4115 Gleaning April Fools Day Passover Dawning Of The 3rd Blood Moon
Antichrist Muslim Brotherhood members attacked a church after the church planned an honor for the 21 Coptic Christians killed by Antichrist ISIS in Antichrist Egypt.
“I called the police many times and asked them to come to guard us but they came late and after their arrival they didn’t guard the church,” said Fr. Makar Issa, the priest of the Virgin Mary Church in Al-Our village in Egypt. “They stopped in the entrance of the village. Even still they allowed the cars of the attackers to enter the village and attack us and the church without any intervention from them to protect us.”
Six Christians were injured in the Friday incident, with three suffering severe injuries.
Said Al-Our resident Milad Nageh: “At 8 p.m., a group of armed Antichrist Muslim young men in six or seven cars from nearby villages stormed our village. Many Antichrist Muslim fanatic young men joined those who came from the other nearby villages and attacked the [Virgin Mary] church.
“They shot guns at the church and pelted the church with stones and blocks.”
The commander of the Antichrist Basij militia of Antichrist Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday
Antichrist Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Antichrist Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen “will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein.”
Naqdi’s comments were made public as Antichrist Iran and six Antichrist NWO 666 world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June.
In 2014, Naqdi said Antichrist Iran was stepping up efforts to arm West Bank Antichrist Palestinians for battle against Israel, adding the move would lead to Israel’s annihilation, Iran’s Fars news agency reported.
“Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region,” Naqdi said.
“The Zionists should know that the next war won’t be confined to the present borders and the Mujahedeen will push them back,” he added. Naqdi claimed that much of Hamas’s arsenal, training and technical knowhow in the summer conflict with Israel was supplied by Antichrist Iran.
In tones of moral outrage, he issued a brief, infuriated statement to camera, protesting that the talks were continuing in Lausanne even as Antichrist Iran reiterated its insistent goal of destroying the Antichrist Jewish state.
Antichrist NWO 666 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that Antichrist Iran’s breakout time to a nuclear weapon would be “a year or less” under the terms of the emerging deal between Tehran and world powers in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Antichrist NWO 666 Netanyahu spoke at the ceremonial opening of the 20th Knesset on Tuesday, hours before the deadline for the P5 + 1 group of world powers – the US, UK, China, France, Russia and Germany – to reach a framework agreement with Iran to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
He said that while he appreciates the friendship and support of the US, on the issue of Antichrist Iran, which is an existential threat to the Antichrist Jewish State, he must speak up, even when he goes against the opinion of Washington.
Experts predict the rare phenomenon will be visible in the skies between Friday and Sunday and one US pastor believes it could be a sign of Christ’s return
Prediction: Some Christians believe the Blood Moon was foretold in the Bible
The moon is set to turn blood red this weekend in an event some pastors are claiming was predicted by the Bible as a sign of Christ’s return.
The ‘Blood Moon’ is a rare celestial event which will see the skies over North America, Asia and Australia be transformed into a deep, red colour.
It is set to be the third of four ‘Blood Moon’ events since 2014 which experts believe will be completed by the end of the year.
The lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes directly behind the earth into its shadow but the rare ‘Tetrad’ of four alignments in close proximity is said by NASA to have happened just a handful of times in the last 2,000 years.
“Even Jesus himself, in the Book of Luke, states there ‘will be signs in the sun, moon and stars’ and to ‘lift up your heads for redemption draws nigh’.
“There’s a sequence of prophetic events that the Bible says will happen. It does not, ever, give a timeline.
“It just says ‘when you see these signs’ – and four blood moons is a very significant one – ‘the end of this age is coming.”
“The biggest threat to our security and future was and remains Iran’s attempt to arm with nuclear weapons,” he said. “The agreement being put together at Lausanne is paving the way for that result.”
“The biggest threat to our security and future was and remains Antichrist Iran’s attempt to arm with nuclear weapons,” he said.
“The agreement being put together at Lausanne is paving the way for that result.”
Antichrist NWO 666 Netanyahu 911 said that “apparently” the agreement will “leave in Antichrist Iran’s hands underground facilities, the [heavy-water] reactor at Arak, advanced centrifuges.
All those things that only a few months ago we were told, rightfully so, were not vital to a peaceful nuclear program.”
It was Antichrist NWO 666 US President Barack Obozo The 911 Clown who said that each of those elements was not needed for a peaceful program. Obama, during a question-and answer session at the Saban Forum at the Brookings Institution in Washington in December 2013, said the following: “In terms of specifics, we know that they [the Iranians] don’t need to have an underground, fortified facility like Fordow in order to have a peaceful nuclear program.
“They certainly don’t need a heavy-water reactor at Arak in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. They don’t need some of the advanced centrifuges that they currently possess in order to have a limited, peaceful nuclear program,” Obozo said at the time.
The Antichrist prime minister chose his words carefully, saying these elements would “apparently” be in the agreement, since the details of the deal are still being worked out, and have not been released.
“The breakout time to achieve fissile material for nuclear bombs will not be years, as was said at the beginning,” Antichrist NWO 666 Netanyahu 911 said during his Antichrist Knesset comments.
“Our assessment is that it has been reduced to a year, and possibly much less time than that.”
In addition, he said, Iran continues to manufacture ballistic missiles, develop advanced centrifuges, stubbornly refuse to reveal its actions to develop nuclear arms to the IAEA, and is engaged in a “campaign of occupation and terrorism” that reaches “from the Golan to Yemen, from Iraq to Gaza, and many, many additional places.”
Israel’s concerns are also held by many other countries in the region, Antichrist NWO 666 Netanyahu 911 said.
“They understand the Antichrist Iranian threat, and see eye-to-eye with us regarding additional threats from Antichrist Islamic extremists,” he said. This common ground, he said, “creates certain opportunities,” adding that he hoped that it would “help us move forward to peace between us and our Antichrist Palestinian neighbors.”
The Antichrist prime minister did not elaborate, but said, “I repeat and say, Israel’s hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors interested in peace.”
Before criticizing the US-led talks in Lausanne, Antichrist NWO 666 Netanyahu 911 saluted the Antichrist NWO 666 US-Israel alliance, saying it is a basic component of Israel’s national security.
“That alliance will remain firm, despite disagreements, because it is based on common values and deep friendship,” he said. “But even among friends, the closest of friends, even among the closest families, they don’t always agree on everything.
And when we are talking about an existential threat, Israel must stand firmly on its interests.”
Iran is expected to be a central focus during Antichrist NWO 666 Netanyahu’s 911 scheduled meeting in Jerusalem on Wednesday with visiting House Speaker John Boehner.
As talks over Antichrist Iran’s nuclear weapons program neared their deadline Tuesday, the Commander of Antichrist Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, was quoted as saying that “wiping Israel off the map is not up for negotiation.”
In a basij conference in Antichrist Iran, Naqdi also threatened Antichrist Saudi Arabia and said that the counterattack it is waging in Yemen, against Antichrist Iran-backed Houthis, “will end up like Saddam Hussein.”
The report was carried on Kol Yisrael radio.
Antichrist NWO 666 World powers were meeting for Antichrist Iranian nuclear negotiations on Tuesday morning, for the final day of talks in Lausanne, Switzerland.
A morning session of the talks ended earlier than scheduled, after just 35 minutes, without results.
Reports from Lausanne say that the talks may not end in a framework agreement, as had been hoped, but rather with a joint statement that outlines the points of agreement and disagreement between the sides. This. supposedly, would make it possible to continue the talks for another two months.
Antichrist NWO 666 Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor last week to rail against peace talks with Antichrist Iran. No surprises there. But McCain went beyond blasting the deal. He suggested a surprising and disturbing method of blowing up the talks.
The Israelis will need to chart their own path of resistance. On the Iranian nuclear deal, they may have to go rogue. Let’s hope their warnings have not been mere bluffs. Israel survived its first 19 years without meaningful U.S. patronage. For now, all it has to do is get through the next 22, admittedly long, months.
Go rogue? This saber rattling it is not just a momentary fit of John McCain’s signature pique. McCain, and his allies like Senators Lindsey Graham and Robert Menendez, have repeatedly slipped language into bills calling for the U.S. to support Israel if Israel attacks Iran’s nuclear facilities. One such bill, Senate Res. 65, nicknamed the “Backdoor to War” bill read in part:
[Congress] urges that, if the Government of Israel is compelled to take military action in self-defense, the United States Government should stand with Israel and provide diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence. While that language was later watered down, McCain’s war talk is part of an effort to normalize the idea of military attacks on Iran as Plan B if Congress torpedoes diplomacy. Legislation like the soon-to-be debated Corker-Menendez bill could create a Congressional veto of nuclear negotiations with Iran. It is anyone’s guess what comes after such a veto. But a good indication of Senate hawks’ future plans is always what neoconservative think tanks are saying in the nation’s leading papers today.
Lo and behold, Former Antichrist NWO 666 UN Ambassador John Bolton, just wrote a piece in the New York Times bluntly titled, “To Stop Antichrist Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Antichrist Iran.” Bolton, was one of the main cheerleaders for the war in Iraq and assured the public that: “We are confident that Saddam Hussein has hidden weapons of mass destruction and production facilities in Iraq.”
Now Bolton counsels us to embark on another preventative war:
The inconvenient truth is that only military action like Israel’s 1981 attack on Saddam Hussein’s Osirak reactor in Iraq or its 2007 destruction of a Syrian reactor, designed and built by North Korea, can accomplish what is required. Time is terribly short, but a strike can still succeed.
Rendering inoperable the Natanz and Fordow uranium-enrichment installations and the Arak heavy-water production facility and reactor would be priorities. So, too, would be the little-noticed but critical uranium-conversion facility at Isfahan. An attack need not destroy all of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, but by breaking key links in the nuclear-fuel cycle, it could set back its program by three to five years. The United States could do a thorough job of destruction, but Israel alone can do what’s necessary. Such action should be combined with vigorous American support for Antichrist Iran’s opposition, aimed at regime change in Tehran.
So Bolton leaves open both the Israeli and U.S. attack options. He then slyly slips in the goal of regime change. This is the tell that reveals why these folks are so opposed to the current negotiations. While a diplomatic agreement can ensure Iran’s nuclear programs are peaceful, they won’t bring down the regime.
Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Clown U.S. Secretary of State Skull & Bones John Kerry and his Antichrist NWO 666 German and Antichrist NWO 666 French counterparts extended marathon talks in Switzerland on Wednesday for a second day beyond a self-imposed deadline to reach a preliminary agreement with Iran on its nuclear programme.
A diplomat close to the talks said late on Wednesday that a deal could be announced within hours but had not yet been reached, and the talks could still collapse.
Antichrist NWO 666 Skull & Bones Kerry and Antichrist NWO 666 German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced they would stay at least until Thursday. In a potentially hopeful sign, Antichrist NWO 666 French Foreign Secretary Laurent Fabius returned for more talks after flying back to Paris the previous day because progress had been too slow.
Six world powers – the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China – aim to stop Iran from gaining the capacity to develop a nuclear bomb. Tehran wants to lift international sanctions that have crippled its economy, while preserving what it says it its right to peaceful nuclear technology.
After missing the self-imposed March 31 deadline, the negotiators ended talks in the early morning hours of Wednesday with an air of chaos, disunity and cacophony as delegations scrambled to get contradictory viewpoints across.
Both Kerry and Germany’s Steinmeier announced their intention to spend another night in Lausanne to build on the progress made. “We continue to make progress but have not reached a political understanding. Therefore, Antichrist NWO 666 Skull & Bones Secretary Kerry will remain in Lausanne until at least Thursday morning to continue the negotiations,” Antichrist NWO 666 Skull & Bones Kerry’s spokeswoman Marie Harf said. A French official said late on Wednesday that Fabius had decided to return to rejoin the talks, adding that this was not necessarily a sign that a deal was close.
All sides have described the talks as fragile. Asked by a reporter if collapse of the negotiations was a possibility, Germany’s Steinmeier replied: “Naturally.” “Whoever negotiates has to accept the risk of collapse,” he added. “But I say that in light of the convergence (of views) that we have achieved here in Switzerland, in Lausanne, it would be irresponsible to ignore possibility of reaching an agreement.”
He said he would consider further travel plans on Thursday morning depending on how the talks develop. New proposals and recommendations were expected later on Wednesday, he said, but the onus was on Tehran to make them.
Antichrist Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters it was the major powers who must budge, not Tehran. “Progress and success of the talks depends on the political will of the other party … and this is an issue they have always had a problem with,” he told reporters.
Antichrist Obozo 911 Clown White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in Washington “the time has come for Iran to make some decisions”. He repeated a warning that the United States was prepared to walk away from the negotiations before a June 30 deadline if no political framework deal comes out of Lausanne.
An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces
The incident, which has not been publicly disclosed, troubled U.S. military officials because the unsafe maneuver could have triggered a serious incident.
The mounting civilian death toll has prompted the UN to warn that the country is on the verge of “total collapse,” as the nation which Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo The 911 Clown just months ago cited as a success story in the war on terror rapidly devolves into sectarian violence on the way to “failed state” satus.
And even as the Saudis claim their is no immediate need to put boots on the ground, rebel and Saudi forces are now exchanging rocket and artillery fire across the border in what Reuters calls “heavy clashes.” We’ll leave you with the following from the Yemeni foreign minister:
YEMEN FM CALLS FOR COALITION TO SEND GROUND TROOPS: AFP
In this classic episode of TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles from February 2011, guest F. William Engdahl speaks on the deliberate attempt by the powers that be so generate chaos in the Middle East through a plan of “Creative Destruction”. The plan calls for nations such as Syria, Iran, Egpyt & Saudi Arabia (and their proxy sponsors) to fight one another, later allowing other nations to ‘clean up’.
Today one of the top money managers in the world warned King World News about earth-shaking events that are taking place in the East. He also discussed the centerpiece of Antichrist China’s plans for world domination that will shock people in the West.
Stephen Leeb: “Eric, as you know, for quite some time I have focused on East vs West and the East is really kicking our rears right now. The latest thing everyone is talking about is what Antichrist China is doing with its infrastructure bank (AIIB). But even more significant than that, in my memory and I’m not a young guy, I’ve never hard of Antichrist NWO Rothschild 666 Great Britain thumbing their nose at the United States….
“But Antichrist NWO Rothschild 666 Great Britain did. They said, ‘We’re joining this bank.’ This is a bank that will be very competitive with the Antichrist NWO World Bank and it’s dedicated to infrastructure throughout Asia – throughout the Silk Road. This is going to give Antichrist China a tremendous amount of clout throughout the entire Eastern part of the world, even extending to Antichrist Saudi Arabia.
Antichrist China To Celebrate 70th Anniversary Of VE Day, But Here’s What’s Fascinating…
Also, in a Chinese newspaper there were two stories, both talking about the 70th Celebration of the end of World War II. One story said they were going to celebrate and invite Japan, etc. The second story was essentially saying the same thing but it had one important line: I’m summarizing here but it said our (China’s) goal in modern times is to see that what happened at the end of World War II, meaning the results at the end of World War II, still holds sway. What does that mean? Does that mean that all of eastern Europe that the Antichrist Soviet Union once controlled goes back to the East? It was deliberately not clear what Antichrist China meant by that but I found it very interesting because Antichrist China is extremely ambitious.
Typhoon “Maysak” has intensified into a Super Typhoon on March 31, 2015 reaching Category 5 hurricane status on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Maysak is a rare, record breaking Super Typhoon which is expected to peak at 287.1 km/h (178.4 mph) on April 1 or 2, before a weakening trend commences. Its current forecast calls for a landfall in Luzon, Philippines sometime on April 5 as an intense typhoon.
With the lowest recorded atmospheric pressure of 905 hPa (JMA, 18:45 UTC on March 31) Super Typhoon “Maysak” is the strongest western Pacific basin typhoon in recorded history prior to the month of April.
Amid the “cruelest winter ever,” with the lowest snowpack on record, and with 98.11% of the state currently in drouight conditions, California Governor Jerry Brown orders mandatory water cuts in California for the first time in history…
Lowest snowpack on record…
The drought is getting worse… not better.
MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Extreme Water & Food Crisis – Governor Jerry Brown Orders MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS In California For The FIRST TIME IN HISTORY; Snowpack Is The LOWEST Since Recordkeeping Began; Department Of Water Resources Says “We Are In UNCHARTERED TERRITORY,… JUST TERRIFYING”!
“This is sort of uncharted territory,” said department spokesman Doug Carlson, calling the situation “dismal.”
A mysterious weather phenomenon is shaking up people across the planet – unusual, unexplained loud booms, metallic and trumpet sounds. Here are three of the latest incidents.
RATTLE & HUM: Mysterious Booms Continue Across The Earth – Mysterious Loud Bangs Heard In Cornwall, United Kingdom; Mystery EARTH-SHAKING Booms Rattle Central New Jersey Residents; Mysterious Booms Keep Some Berkeley Residents Up At Night In San Francisco?!
FORBUSH DECREASE: For the second time in two weeks, a Forbush Decrease is underway. In other words, the number of cosmic rays around Earth is down. Note the sudden drop in counts on April 1st in these data from the neutron monitor in Oulu, Finland:
Forbush decreases happen when CMEs sweep past Earth and push aside cosmic rays that normally surround our planet. A CME that hit Earth on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, triggered the strongest geomagnetic storm of the current solar cycle. The corresponding Forbush Decrease lasted for days. The Forbush Decrease of April 1st probably won’t be as deep or long-lasting. It was caused by a minor interplanetary shock wave that swept past Earth on March 31st; the shock wave’s impact was weak and did not even spark a geomagnetic storm. Nevertheless, it did cause a reduction in cosmic rays.
To investigate the Forbush Decrease, later today Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus will launch a “Space Weather Buoy” (suborbital helium balloon) with 4 radiation sensors. We will see if radiation levels in the stratosphere are tracking the ground-based neutron monitor counts. The balloon flight will also probe the effect of the Forbush Decrease at aviation altitudes. Stay tuned.
Only the speediest of skywatchers will have a chance to see the total lunar eclipse rising Saturday: NASA predicts that the total phase of the lunar eclipse will only last about 5 minutes, making it the shortest lunar eclipse of the century.
Early-rising observers all over the United States should be able to see at least the partial phases of the April 4 lunar eclipse just before the sun rises, if weather permits. People on the West Coast will have the chance to see the moon turn an eerie shade of red during totality, which should begin at about 7:58 a.m. EDT (1158 GMT, 4:58 a.m. PDT). NASA this week unveiled a video detailing the total lunar eclipse, and dubbed the event the shortest lunar eclipse of the century in an announcement on Monday (March 30) in detail.
Observers in other parts of the world will have an even better chance to see the lunar eclipse. Stargazers in Australia, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia will get the chance to see the eclipse on the night of April 4, according to Sky & Telescope. (Sky & Telescope predicts that the total phase of the eclipse will actually last about 9 to 12 minutes starting at 7:54 a.m. EDT.)
This month is marked by the third of four total lunar eclipses separated by approximately 6 months – tetrad – which will occur at 12:00 UTC on April 4, 2015.
April 1 – M104 is well placed for observation. The sombrero galaxy (M104, NGC 4594) will be well placed for observation. At a declination of -11°37′, it is easiest to see from the Southern Hemisphere. At magnitude 9.0, M104 is quite faint, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
April 4 – Total lunar eclipse – 12:00 UTC. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, South America, eastern Asia, and Australia. This will be the third of four lunar eclipses separated by approximately 6 months, a rare phenomenon astronomers call a “tetrad”. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)
April 4 – Full Moon – 12:05 UTC. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Pink Moon because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers. This moon has also been known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Growing Moon, and the Egg Moon. Many coastal tribes called it the Full Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
April 4 – M94 is well placed for observation. M94, a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, will be well placed for observation and easiest to see from the Southern Hemisphere. It cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 28°S. At magnitude 9.0, M94 is quite faint, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
April 5 – NGC 4755 is well placed for observation. Across much of the world the jewel box open star cluster (NGC 4755, also known as the kappa Crucis cluster) in Crux will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At a declination of -60°19′, it is easiest to see from the Southern Hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 9°N. At magnitude 4.2, NGC4755 is tricky to make out with the naked eye except from a dark site, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
April 7 – C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS) reaches perihelion. Comet C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS) will make its closest approach to the Sun, at a distance of 3.46 AU.
April 8 – Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn. The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 2°08′ of each other. At the moment of closest approach, the Moon will be at mag -12.4, and Saturn at mag 0.9, both in the constellation Scorpius. They will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.
April 12 – Conjunction between Venus and M45. Venus and M45 will make a close approach, passing within 2°34′ of each other. At the moment of closest approach, Venus will be at mag -4.5, and M45 at mag 1.6, both in the constellation Taurus. They will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.
April 12 – Virginid meteor shower. Some shooting stars associated with the Virginid meteor shower are expected to be visible each night from April 7 to 18, however, it will reach its maximum rate of activity on April 12. The maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 23 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present minimal interference.
April 13 – NGC 5128 is well placed for observation. Across much of the world Centaurus A (NGC 5128) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At a declination of -43°01′, it is easiest to see from the Southern Hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 26°N. At magnitude 7.8, NGC5128 is quite faint, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
April 13 – 18 – International Dark Sky Week. International Dark Sky Week is held during the week of the new moon in April. It is a week during which people worldwide turn out their outdoor lights in order to observe the wonders of the night sky without light pollution.
April 14 – M51 is well placed for observation. The whirlpool galaxy (M51, NGC 5194) will be well placed for observation. At a declination of +47°12′, it is easiest to see from the Northern Hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 22°S. At magnitude 9.0, it will be quite faint, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
April 17 – M3 is well placed for observation. The globular cluster M3 (NGC 5272) in Canes Venatici will be well placed for observation. At a declination of +28°22′, it is easiest to see from the Northern Hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 41°S. At magnitude 6.2, M3 is quite faint, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
April 16 – M83 is well placed for observation. Across much of the world the southern pinwheel galaxy (M83, NGC 5236), a face-on spiral galaxy in Hydra, will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At magnitude 8.2, M83 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
April 18 – New Moon – 18:56 UTC. The be Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This will be the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
April 22, 23 – Lyrids meteor shower. This is an average meteor shower produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Tatcher, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from April 16 – 25 and this year it peaks on the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving fairly dark skies for the what could be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
April 25 – International Astronomy Day. Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. The theme of Astronomy Day is “Bringing Astronomy to the People,” and on this day astronomy and stargazing clubs and other organizations around the world will plan special events. You can find out about special local events by contacting your local astronomy club or planetarium. You can also find more about Astronomy Day by checking the Web site for the Astronomical League.
April 28 – α–Scorpiid meteor shower. Some shooting stars associated with this shower are expected to be visible each night from April 20 to May 19. The maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 10 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations.
Yesterday, the teams working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) resolved the problem that had been delaying the restart of the accelerator. A few days ago, a short circuit to ground occurred in one of the connections between a magnet and its diode. These diodes are part of the protection system for the LHC’s superconducting magnets: they divert the current into a parallel circuit in the event of a quench, i.e. when the magnet changes from a superconducting to a conducting state.
During the training of the magnets for a beam energy of 6.5 TeV, a metal fragment became stuck in the connection, creating a short circuit to ground and preventing the diode from operating correctly. After having located the fault and carried out precise measurements, the accelerator teams decided to melt the metal fragment, in a similar way to blowing a fuse. Yesterday they injected a current of almost 400 amps into the diode circuit for just a few milliseconds, in order to make the fragment disintegrate. And it worked! Measurements made today showed that the short circuit had disappeared.
Now the LHC teams must requalify the sector in which the fault occurred, i.e. carry out current tests on all of the circuits, particularly the dipole magnet circuit which carries currents of up to 11,000 amps. Once these tests have been completed, the teams will begin the last steps for commissioning the whole machine. The largest collider in the world should be ready for beam in a few days’ time. Watch this space! – CERN.
It’s business as usual in Washington. Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo The 911 Clown has just signed another Executive Order declaring a National Emergency to deal with cyber threats:
*OBOZO ORDER CREATES NEW AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO CYBER THREATS TO BE USED IN ‘TARGETED MANNER’
*OBOZO ORDER ALLOWS SANCTIONS FOR CYBER THREATS
This new authority, yet another layer of government oversight, we are sure is for your own protection and in Obozo’s words will “augment work to fight cyber threats.” All your internet is belong to us…
“This missile has a direct relationship to the European crisis and Russian nuclear threats,” Schneider said in an email. “The missile itself is either a violation or circumvention of the INF Treaty, and potentially even a New START Treaty violation.”
The Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Clown administration sidestepped addressing the RS-26 flight test to INF range in its arms compliance report last year, and Moscow has said the issue was not raised in talks with U.S. officials, he said.
“We need a comprehensive look at the range of INF Treaty compliance issues that are now being reported in the Russia media,” he said.
David S. Sullivan, a retired professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who specialized in arms treaty compliance, also said the RS-26 test appears to involve two treaty violations.
“One involves cheating on the INF treaty range limitation, and the other of the New START—testing an SLBM [submarine-launched ballistic missile] in a land-based mode,” Sullivan said.
“The Russians and the Soviets before them have a long history of arms control treaty violations beginning in the 1970s,” he added.
Sullivan, a former CIA analyst, also noted that Russia’s most important treaty violation is the military occupation of the Ukraine’s Crimea “in direct contravention of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum.”
“This agreement allowed the Ukraine to turn over all its nuclear weapons to Russia, in exchange for a U.S., British, and French pledge to preserve Ukraine’s borders from aggression,” Sullivan said. “Russia is now basing nuclear weapons-capable Tu-22 Backfire bombers in occupied Crimea, in contravention of the Budapest Memorandum, and this clearly undermines not only the INF Treaty, but also the New START treaty.”
State-controlled Russian press reports about the RS-26 launch stated that the missile is close to being deployed and is designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses.
Russia’s opposition to U.S. missile defenses follows repeated official U.S. statements that current U.S. missile defenses are not designed to counter Moscow’s missile arsenal. Moscow is opposing European deployment of anti-missile interceptors and radar.
Russia’s state-controlled Sputnik news agency said that the first test of the RS-26 in 2011 failed shortly after launch, but that subsequent flight tests in 2012, 2013, and 2015 were successful.
The news agency said it is not known whether the latest missile test involved a single warhead or multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs). Both single warhead and MIRV variants were tested in 2013, the agency said.
The new missile will be operational in 2016 and is more accurate than current ballistic missiles while capable of penetrating “even the most sophisticated missile defenses,” Sputnik said.
Schneider, the former Pentagon official, currently working as a senior analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy, said a photo analysis of the new missile shows a uniform diameter the length of the missile, an indication it is not a modified SS-27 ICBM as the Russians have asserted. The SS-27 has stages of differing size diameters.
Instead, Schneider said the RS-26 appears similar to the new submarine-launched Bulava-30 missile.
“The Bulava-30 has a uniform diameter,” Schneider said. “It is the only other possibility consistent with what the Russians are saying about the missile. Why lie about its genesis? New START has a prohibition against deploying a Bulava-30 on anything other than a missile submarine.”
A U.S. official said he disagreed with Schneider’s analysis of the RS-26 being a variant of the Bulava.
The new missile raises several complex legal issues that should be addressed by the Obama administration, “but there is a possibility that the RS-26 is a New START violation as well as an INF violation,” Schneider said.
Crazy dipshit Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said earlier this month he is concerned about the Russian nuclear weapons buildup.
“Russia is developing a nuclear ground-launch cruise missile in violation of the 1987 INF Treaty, and the Russian military is pursuing modernization across the entire suite of nuclear systems,” McCain said at a March 19 committee hearing.
“Russia likely is using its nuclear and cyber capabilities to intimidate and coerce NATO as part of its broader strategy to prevent the West from intervening in its invasion of the Ukraine,” he added.
Brian McKeon, a Pentagon official, told Congress recently that Russia’s nuclear buildup is part of a pattern of behavior that “poses one of our most pressing and evolving strategic challenges—challenges felt across the strategic forces mission space.”
“We are confronted with Russia’s occupation of Crimea, continuing Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s increasingly aggressive nuclear posturing and threats, including the prospect of nuclear weapons in Crimea, and its violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty,” said McKeon, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy.
McKeon said in prepared testimony to the House Armed Services that despite the troubling nuclear activities “currently” there is no need to respond by expanding U.S. nuclear forces or the role of nuclear weapons in current U.S. strategy.
A spokesperson assured the assembled media that the Fed Board was “deeply concerned” about the American people, inflation, and the unemployment rate, but he was heckled off the stage.
In an extraordinary admission, the Antichrist NWO 666 Board of Governors of the Antichrist NWO 666 Federal Reserve conceded that the Antichrist NWO 666 Federal Reserve is “at heart a criminal conspiracy of bankers.” The Board followed up this revelation with a breezy confession that the Antichrist NWO 666 Fed Beast”doesn’t really give a rat’s rear-end about the American people, and we’re tired of having to claim we do.”
The Fed’s role was global, the Board explained; the American people played no part whatsoever in Fed policy or decisions. “Honestly, why would anyone think we waste a moment’s thought on the American people?” one commented. “We’re here to maintain the power and wealth of the banking sector on a global scale. We have zero interest in John Q. Citizen’s travails or his income. Our only interest in Mr. Citizen is that he continue to keep his mouth shut and not make waves.”
The unprecedented display of bare-knuckled honesty was in evidence throughout the meeting. Asked if the Fed was confident that its policies were appropriate for the nation, one board member snapped, “We don’t really think about the nation, but yes, we are 99% confident that our policies are appropriate and correct. In fact, let’s dispense with the false modesty: we’re 100% confident we are correct.”
When a reporter asked if the Board was familiar with the Dunning–Kruger effect, a Board member snapped, “We don’t concern ourselves with rare neurological diseases, or whatever that is. We govern the markets and the global economy.”
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate.
“If you’re incompetent, you can’t know you’re incompetent. […] the skills you need to produce a right answer are exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is.” David Dunning
Rumors quickly spread that the Fed’s water supply had been spiked with Ibogaine, which could explain the extraordinary public outburst of truthfulness. As handlers moved in to escort the Board members to their private chambers, some of the Board responded testily. One was heard to mutter, “Keep your grubby little paws off me, peon!”
A spokesperson assured the assembled media that the Fed Board was “deeply concerned” about the American people, inflation, and the unemployment rate, but he was heckled off the stage.
This is our annual April Fool’s Day entry.
The Atlanta Antichrist NWO 666 Fed’s GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2015 has been downgraded once again… to 0.0 percent on April 1, down from 2.3 percent on Feb 13th.
Following this morning’s construction spending release from the U.S. Census Bureau, the nowcast for real residential investment growth increased from -1.1 percent to 1.8 percent. This was more than offset by declines in the nowcasts for real nonresidential structures investment growth (-19.3 percent to -22.5 percent) and real state and local government spending growth (0.3 percent to -0.8 percent).
Who knew that the revolution would start with those radical Icelanders? It does, though. One Frosti Sigurjonsson, a lawmaker from the ruling Progress Party, issued a report today that suggests taking the power to create money away from commercial banks, and hand it to the central bank and, ultimately, Parliament.
Can’t see commercial banks in the western world be too happy with this. They must be contemplating wiping the island nation off the map. If accepted in the Iceland parliament , the plan would change the game in a very radical way. It would be successful too, because there is no bigger scourge on our economies than commercial banks creating money and then securitizing and selling off the loans they just created the money (credit) with.
Everyone, with the possible exception of Paul Krugman, understands why this is a very sound idea. Agence France Presse reports:
Iceland Looks At Ending Boom And Bust With Radical Money Plan
Iceland’s government is considering a revolutionary monetary proposal – removing the power of commercial banks to create money and handing it to the central bank. The proposal, which would be a turnaround in the history of modern finance, was part of a report written by a lawmaker from the ruling centrist Progress Party, Frosti Sigurjonsson, entitled “A better monetary system for Iceland”.
“The findings will be an important contribution to the upcoming discussion, here and elsewhere, on money creation and monetary policy,” Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson said. The report, commissioned by the premier, is aimed at putting an end to a monetary system in place through a slew of financial crises, including the latest one in 2008.
According to a study by four central bankers, the country has had “over 20 instances of financial crises of different types” since 1875, with “six serious multiple financial crisis episodes occurring every 15 years on average”. Mr Sigurjonsson said the problem each time arose from ballooning credit during a strong economic cycle.
He argued the central bank was unable to contain the credit boom, allowing inflation to rise and sparking exaggerated risk-taking and speculation, the threat of bank collapse and costly state interventions. In Iceland, as in other modern market economies, the central bank controls the creation of banknotes and coins but not the creation of all money, which occurs as soon as a commercial bank offers a line of credit. The central bank can only try to influence the money supply with its monetary policy tools.
Under the so-called Sovereign Money proposal, the country’s central bank would become the only creator of money. “Crucially, the power to create money is kept separate from the power to decide how that new money is used,” Mr Sigurjonsson wrote in the proposal. “As with the state budget, the parliament will debate the government’s proposal for allocation of new money,” he wrote.
Banks would continue to manage accounts and payments, and would serve as intermediaries between savers and lenders. Mr Sigurjonsson, a businessman and economist, was one of the masterminds behind Iceland’s household debt relief programme launched in May 2014 and aimed at helping the many Icelanders whose finances were strangled by inflation-indexed mortgages signed before the 2008 financial crisis.
VIX was totally unrigged 3 times to ensure the S&P 500 cash indedx remained green for the year!!!!
The machines were very busy as VWAP was all that mattered… Off The Lows…
From last Friday’s close… it’s been quite wild ride in futures…
Year-to-Date, S&P was rescued at the very last second to close +0.04% YTD!!!! UNRIGGED
The momo stuff is losing steam… but “off the lows” is the new “killing it”
Biotech dead-cat-bounce dead-cat-bounce is dead again…
It doesn’t matter if you are a millionaire “on paper” today.
What matters is if the money is going to be there when you really need it.
At the moment, a whole lot of people have been lulled into a false sense of complacency by the soaring stock market and by the bubble of false economic stability that we have been enjoying.
But under the surface, there is a whole lot of turmoil going on.
Those that are looking for the signs are going to see the next crisis approaching well in advance.
Those that are not are going to get absolutely blindsided by what is coming.
Don’t let that happen to you.
There are only two times in history when the price of oil has fallen by more than 50 dollars in a six month time period. One was just before the financial crisis in 2008, and the other has just happened
We are looking at a full-blown fracking bust, and this bust is already having a dramatic impact on the economies of states that are heavily dependent on the energy industry.
For example, just check out the disturbing number that just came out of Texas…
The crash in oil prices is hammering the Texas economy.
The latest manufacturing outlook index from the Dallas Fed plunged again in March, to -17.4 from -11.2 in February, indicating deteriorating business conditions in the state.
But this pain is going to be felt far beyond Texas. In recent years, Wall Street banks have made a massive amount of money packaging up energy industry loans, bonds, etc. and selling them off to investors.
If that sounds similar to the kind of behavior that preceded the subprime mortgage meltdown, that is because it is.
we are also witnessing a slowdown in global trade. This usually happens when economic conditions are about to turn sour, and that is why it is so alarming that the total volume of global trade in January was down 1.4 percent from December. According to Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge, that was the largest drop since 2011…
We are seeing some troubling signs in the U.S. as well.
I shared the following chart in a previous article, but it bears repeating. It comes from Charles Hugh Smith, and it shows that new orders for consumer goods are falling at a rate not seen since the last recession…
When corporate earnings per share either start flattening out or start to decline, that is a huge red flag. We saw this just prior to the stock market crash of 2008, and it is happening again right now.
And guess what?
According to CNBC, a lot of the “smart money” is pulling their money out of the stock market right now while the getting is good…
A team of researchers led by UCSF scientists has found strong evidence that recent, alarming clusters of sudden-onset paralysis cases — most of them in California and Colorado — were caused by the same virus that was also responsible for hundreds of severe respiratory infections in U.S. children last year.
Particularly worrisome is that the enterovirus identified in the research is a new strain that appears to have mutated to become more polio-like, raising the prospects of future outbreaks of the disease, scientists said in a paper published Monday.
“The changes were always in the direction to make it more similar to polio,” said Dr. Charles Chiu, head of the viral diagnostics laboratory at UCSF and lead author of the paper. “I want to make sure we don’t alarm people. There’s a chance this virus may never come back, which would be the best-case scenario. But we certainly need to be prepared.”
The virus scientists like Chiu have been hunting is called Enterovirus D68, which is a relatively common pathogen that typically causes mild symptoms associated with the common cold but can cause more serious illness.
Gromeier re-engineered the polio virus by removing a key genetic sequence. The virus can’t survive this way so he repaired the damage with a harmless bit of cold virus. This new modified virus can’t cause paralysis or death because it can’t reproduce in ”normal” cells. But in cancer cells it does and in the process of replicating, it releases toxins that poison the cell.
Duke went to the FDA for approval of this new Frankenstein virus
MONUMENTAL MASS FISH DIE-OFFS: “What’s Going On,… WHERE ARE THE FISH,… Where Did They Go,… It’s Insane,… Its Like A War Zone,… Food Shortage ALL UP AND DOWN THE WEST COAST?” – Experts Declare That The PACIFIC FOOD WEB IS CRASHING And Fishermen Believe That Pollution Is Harming The Food Chain!
Keith Matassa, Pacific Marine Mammal Center: “You could equate it to a war zone… hundreds of rescue calls a day”… Michele Hunter, PMMC: “To be honest, it’s insane. We’ve never had to deal with [something like this]“… Scientists are puzzled by whats happening. Matassa: “That’s what we’re trying to figure out is why? What’s going on? Where are the fish? Where did they go? Was there a little mini El Nino? Did something happen with the currents that the fish decided to go deeper or further out? They’re not closing the book on any theory.” – Mar 16, 2015 – New York Times.
[S]cientists are taking a closer look at rapidly declining oxygen levels in oceans… In California, this has meant a huge free-fall in populations of important bottom feeder fish… Francisco Chavez [with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute said,] “I think there are a slew of surprises ahead.” – Mar 17, 2015 – NBC San Francisco.
In 2013, the sardine biomass was estimated to be about 725,000 tons… In 2014 [it was] down to 406,000 tons… there is no doubt that the population is severely depressed… sardines have declined to their lowest level in six decades… it’s unclear whether fishing is a significant cause for the collapse… – Mar 18, 2015 – East Bay Express.
Dr. George Hemingway, retired Oceanographer, Marine Educator, and chair of the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council will present a lecture entitled Warming and the 2014 Anchovy Bloom… Dr. Hemingway will go on to discuss subsequent developments in the Pacific, including the current crash in the food web, which has led to significant mortality of birds, sea lions and other marine life. – Mar 13, 2015 – Tillamook Herald.
NOAA points to water temperature as an answer for underweight sea lions, but fisherman aren’t so sure – Fisherman tell News Channel 3 that past El Nino years have been warmer… They believe the sea lion food chain may be affected by pollution as well… “Their habitat is being messed with“… “I just think they have behavioral changes that have been affecting them much more than it has in the past.”