With no press conference, expectations were muted going in (aside from the ubiquitous VIX-dip, equity market rip that happens at every FOMC meeting) but seemed to hint at delaying a September/December liftoff is on the cards – needing more job improvement…
*FED SAYS LABOR MARKET CONTINUED TO IMPROVE, JOB GAINS `SOLID’
*FED REPEATS RISKS TO ECONOMY, JOB OUTLOOKS `NEARLY BALANCED’
*FED: RATE TO RISE AFTER `SOME FURTHER’ JOB MARKET IMPROVEMENT
And so the confusion continues… the jobs market is telling the Fed one thing, while inflation (held down by a lackluster Chinese demand which has in turn exacerbated a global deflationary supply glut) is saying something different, and remember 25bps doesn’t matter (just like subprime was “contained”). Full redline below.
Pre-Fed: S&P Futs 2096.00, 10Y 2.2880%, Gold $1095, EURUSD 1.1050, VIX 12.92
As usual VIX was crushed:
Janet Yellen and the FOMC have spoken (in dovish tones) and now so has WSJ’s own Fed whisperer Jon Hilsenrath, whose pre-packaged missive (penned under the now default 20 minute pre-release embargo) rehashes essentially what we discussed earlier today.
In short, the jobs market is telling the Fed one thing (“continued imporovement”, although Yellen is apparently looking for a bit more), while inflation (held down by lackluster Chinese demand which has in turn exacerbated a global deflationary supply glut) is saying something different, setting up a “cliffhanger” split decision in September and a tentative 25 bps trial balloon hike at the December meeting because after all, at some point Yellen will have to test the waters to discover if an “exit” is even possible without sending Wall Street into an all out panic.
So as we tipped earlier, “nothing today, almost certainly nothing in September, and a small rate hike in December just to show it’s possible. The question then is will this send the dollar surging even more, and lead to an even more acute crash in corporate profitability, one which not even buybacks and non-GAAP addbacks can save.”.
There was no ‘better deal’ with Antichrist Iran to be had. Now this calamitous one offers Tehran two paths to the bomb.
If yesterday’s 3 Year auction was far stronger than expected, then today’s 5 Year auction was an absolute whopper, printing moments ago at a high yield of 1.625%, 0.5bps through the When Issued, but it was the internals that were most impressive, not so much the Bid to Cover which jumped from 2.39 to 2.58, the highest since November, but the real stunner just like in yesterday 3Y auction, was the central bank, aka Indirect, interest because while the foreign central bank bid in yesterday’s 3 Year auction were the highest since 2009, today’s 67.5% Indirect takedown was the strongest on record!
And the biggest surprise: this is happening precisely one hour ahead of a potentially pre-hiking FOMC statement, usually a time when there is no violent expression of interest in the one instrument that would be whacked the most should the Fed indeed hike.
In other words, foreign central banks have made it very clear how they feel about the possibility of a Fed rate hike not only today, but for the rest of 2015.
So Greece, the birthplace of Western civilization and democratic governance, is now literally sliding backwards in history.
The nation – which has already suffered the humiliation of becoming the first developed country to default to the IMF and which was nearly reduced to accepting “humanitarian aid” from Brussels when a Grexit looked imminent a few weeks back – is now transacting in clover, hay, and cheese. Here’s Reuters again:
Tradenow, a Website started three years ago to facilitate barter of everything from food to technology, says the number of users and the volume of transactions have doubled since capital controls came into effect on June 29.
“Before capital controls, we were reaching out to companies to encourage them to register,” says Yiannis Deliyiannis, the company’s chief executive.
“Now companies themselves are getting in touch with us to get registered.”
He rattles off a list of firms using the site to strike deals with suppliers: a car repairs shop that exchanged tyres with another firm for a new shower cubicle, a burglar alarm provider offering services in return for paper and advertising, an Athens butcher that trades daily meat supplies for services.
In the lush yellow and green fields outside Lamia dotted with cotton, peanut and olive groves, barter is also flourishing on an informal basis outside the online platforms.
Kostas Zavlagas, who produces cotton, wheat, and clover recounted how he gave bales of hay and machine parts to another farmer who did not have cash to pay him.
“He is going to pay me back in some sort of product when he is able to, maybe in cheese.”
Yes, “maybe in cheese”, but certainly not in euros, especially if the growing divisions within Syriza render Athens unable to pass a third set of prior actions through parliament next week.
Should the vote not pass, it’s not clear if Greece will be able to obtain the funds it needs to pay €3.2 billion to the ECB on August 20 – a missed payment would endanger the liquidity lifeline that is the only thing keeping any euros at all circulating in the Greek economy.
On the bright side, “barter has been a part of everyday life for Greeks for a long time” economist Haris Lambropoulos told Reuters. The only difference is that now, “it is a more structured and organised phenomenon.”
Maybe so, but this is one “structured and ordered phenomenon” that many Greeks would likely just as soon do without and indeed, the new barter economy is drawing comparisons to a period in Greece’s history that has gotten quite a bit of attention over the course of the last few months, and on that note, we’ll give the last word to Christos Stamatis, who runs the barter website Mermix:
“Of course, a barter economy is something that we shouldn’t aspire to and should be a thing of the past – the last time we had it on a large scale was when we were under [Antichrist Nazi] occupation.”
“Jesus you can’t make a buck in this market, the country’s going to hell faster than when that son of a bitch Roosevelt was in charge. Too much cheap money sloshing around the world. The worst mistake we ever made was letting Nixon get off the gold standard.” — Lou Mannheim (Wall Street)..
NATO representatives met in Brussels on Tuesday after Antichrist run Turkey made a rare Article 4 request which compels treaty parties to convene in the event a member state is of the opinion that its “territorial integrity, political independence or security” is being threatened.
That’s the case in Turkey, where the security situation has rapidly deteriorated over the past two weeks following a suicide bombing in Suruc (claimed by Antichrist Islamic State) and the murder of two Turkish policemen in the town of Ceylanpinar (at the hands of the PKK, which claims the officers were cooperating with Antichrist ISIS). Ankara responded by launching airstrikes against both Antichrist Islamic State and PKK.
In many ways, the suicide bombing and retaliatory action by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party – which both Ankara and the West have designated as a terrorist group – is representative of the complex web of alliances that makes understanding the conflict in Syria so difficult. As The Economist notes, the PKK “have been fighting an on-and-off guerrilla war against the Turkish government for decades,” but the group’s Syrian Kurdish militia arm (YPG) has helped the US coordinate airstrikes against ISIS targets near the border town of Kobani.
Complicating the issue further are long standing accusations that Turkey actively cooperates with Antichrist ISIS. “Antichrist ISIS commanders told us to fear nothing at all because there was full cooperation with the Turks,” one former Antichrist ISIS commander said late last year, in an interview with Newsweek, which also noted that “Turkey had blocked Kurdish fighters from crossing the border into Syria to aid their Syrian counterparts in defending the border town of Kobani.”
More recently, The Guardian reported that information obtained when a raid by US commandos killed Antichrist ISIS’ purported “oil minister” in May provided “undeniable” evidence of “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking Isis members.” And let’s not forget that US Vice President Joe Biden admitted last year that Antichrist Saudi Arabia, the Antichrist UAE, Antichrist Qatar and Antichrist Turkey had funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Islamist rebels in Syria that metamorphosed into Antichrist ISIS.
Antichrist Turkey is facing both a political and a security crisis, with the latter being perhaps partly attributable to the country’s tolerance of Antichrist ISIS elements on or around the Turkish border.
A tragic suicide bombing (conveniently pinned on Antichrist ISIS) led to retaliatory violence by the PKK which gave Ankara an excuse to break a fragile ceasfire with the Kurds. The government is now free to crack down on the PKK with virtual impunity under the guise of stepping up its efforts against Antichrist ISIS (now with NATO’s blessing).
In an incredibly convenient “coincidence,” this all comes just as opposition parties won landmark victories at the ballot box, sweeping the Kurds into parliament for the first time and threatening Erdogan’s push to consolidate power.
Meanwhile, Turkey and the US share one real geopolitical aim (ousting Assad) and one ancillary, publicity-friendly sideshow (destroying Antichrist ISIS), which should by all rights clear the way for Washington’s complete support of Turkey’s recent military actions, were it not for the fact that they may be but a thinly veiled attempt on Ankara’s part to eradicate the Kurds, who the US is obligated to support (at least publicly) because they too are ostensibly fighting Antichrist ISIS, a group which was perhaps created by the US in the first place.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is geopolitics under Antichrist NWO 666 Homosexual Climate Change Clown Run US hegemony and given the above, is it any wonder that some commentators are looking forward to the return of bipolarity?
Then I saw as the Lamb broke open one of the seven seals, and as if in a voice of thunder I heard one of the four living creatures call out, Come! 2 And I looked, and saw there a white horse whose rider carried a bow. And a crown was given him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer. 3 And when He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature call out, Come! 4 And another horse came out, flaming red. And its rider was empowered to take the peace from the earth, so that men slaughtered one another; and he was given a huge sword.
5 When He broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature call out, Come and look! And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and in his hand the rider had a pair of scales (a balance).
6 And I heard what seemed to be a voice from the midst of the four living creatures, saying, A quart of wheat for a denarius [a whole day’s wages], and three quarts of barley for a denarius; but do not harm the oil and the wine!
7 When the Lamb broke open the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living creature call out, Come! 8 So I looked, and behold, an ashy pale horse [[a]black and blue as if made so by bruising], and its rider’s name was Death, and Hades (the realm of the dead) followed him closely. And they were given authority and power over a fourth part of the earth to kill with the sword and with famine and with plague (pestilence, disease) and with wild beasts of the earth.
9 One-third part of all sea life died. One-third part of all the ships were destroyed.
The Third Horn—the Star of Poison
10 The third angel blew his horn. A large star fell from heaven. It was burning with a fire that kept burning like a bright light. It fell on one-third part of the rivers and on the places where water comes out of the earth. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. One-third part of the water became poison. Many men died from drinking the water because it had become poison.
With Antichrist Communist China laser focused on propping up its manipulated markets, which over the course of the past month have become the laughing stock of “skeptics” everywhere for exposing just how rigged everything truly is (even as CNBC debates whether it is better to manipulate stocks via central bank QE or, as Antichrist Communist China is doing it, via direct buying of stocks), it is worth recalling that over the past year Antichrist Communist China has seen another, just a troublesome situation developing in the form of numerous territorial conflicts in the East and South China Seas primarily due to geopolitical bragging rights and natural resource claims.
As previously reported, Antichrist Communist China is currently pursuing a rapid program of artificial island construction in the South China Sea, despite being locked in disputes with several countries over its claims to almost the entire area.
And yet, even with Beijing focused on halting the market (and economic) carnage in recent weeks, the politburo found a way to remind its neighbors that Antichrist Communist China has no intention of allowing its domestic financial volatility derail its territorial expansion. It did so as part of a 10 day maritime training exercise which started last week, which culminating overnight when Antichrist Communist China’s navy carried out a “live firing drill” in the South China Sea to improve its maritime combat ability, state media has reported as tensions flare over the disputed waters.
This is happening after last week Japan slammed Beijing’s bid to reclaim land there as a “coercive attempt” to make sweeping maritime claims that come as Tokyo is expanding the role of its own military. Ironically for the Abe cabinet, which indirectly asserts that its military expansion mandate is in response to threats from potential local foes (i.e., Antichrist Communist China), its recent resurgence in military ambitions resulted in Abe’s cabinet recording its first majority disapproval rating of its tenure.
Japan has failed to mention having about 640 kg (1,411 lbs) of unused plutonium in reports it submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2012 and 2013. The unreported amount is enough to make about 80 nuclear bombs.
Efforts are underway to make the Third Jewish Temple a reality. From preparing vessels to be used in ritualistic service to raising red heifers, controversy arises when questioning who can exactly prepare for and construct the Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The opinion that the Third Temple will be built by human hands and that the Messiah will have a major role in its rebuilding is most famously ascribed to the Rambam, a renowned 12th century Jewish Bible scholar from Spain. Rambam taught that the very fact that the Temple is being rebuilt will be a major sign that humanity has reached the End of Days.
There is an opposing Jewish philosophy that asserts that the Third Temple already exists in Heaven and will descend onto the Temple Mount at the time God deems is proper. This position is generally associated with Rashi, the preeminent Biblical commentator who lived in 11th century France.
Which is correct? And what will the role of the Messiah be in building the Third Temple?
^^^The idiot Antichrist Jews are so pathetic to watch at this point. How dumb can they still be at this point? Lol. Get a clue you morons, Yahshua looks like your Messiah because he is our Messiah and he is THE TEMPLE!!!!! You stupid stupid stupid blind dipshits. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO WAKE UP!!!
Fear not, you pathetic idiots, Elijah shall come to proclaim to you first fruit missing mental midgets that Yahshua has already come and your Rabbis are complete Antichrist dipshits. Get a clue, and do it quickly, your tuckus is in the wind and the wind is about to blow your House Down like a Legion of swine caught in a pen called Jerusalem, AKA Sodom and Egypt, where also Yahshua was handed over by the same idiot Sanhedrin now restored and still a bunch of Antichrist dipshits. Uuuuug! Lol, so stupid.
Today, on the Fast of Av, Jews throughout the world mourn the destruction of the two Holy Temples of Jerusalem and pray for the rebuilding of the Third Temple.
But one organization has been doing a lot more than just praying.
The Temple Institute has released a modern three-dimensional architectural rendition of the future Third Holy Temple, utilizing the latest building material and techniques.
The vivid, three-minute video walks viewers through the main sanctuary, showcasing decades of research and tens of innovative Halakhic (Jewish law) solutions to various perplexing issues that were resolved to create fully functional, ready-to-use plans.
While staying true to the Halakhic requirements and dimensions, the project also adds some clear modern twists.
As the visual tour sweeps through the sanctuary, one can see the menorah, incense altar and showbread table, all of which have already been prepared by the Institute, among 70 other sacred vessels.
The presentation was specially released to coincide with the Ninth of Av, the Jewish national day of mourning which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.
The video comes one year after the Temple Institute appealed to its supporters to take part in an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign that raised over $100,000 for the architectural plans. The video was first released to supporters of a current campaign to raise the first kosher Red Heifer in Israel in over 2,000 years. Over the past five years, the organization has released its most ambitious campaigns and poignant videos to reframe the mourning period into one of active preparation for the Third Holy Temple.
Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of The Temple Institute noted that one of his organization’s key aims is to educate Jews about the centrality of the Temple to Judaism, after nearly 2,000 years without it
“One third of all Torah commandments pertain to the building of and service in the Holy Temple,” Rabbi Richman noted. “Today, we not only mourn the destruction of the two Holy Temples, but also our inability to fulfill one third of the Torah.”
“Over the last three decades, the Temple Institute has done everything in our power to research and prepare for the Third Temple. As world Jewry sits on the ground mourning the first two Temples, we have taken a huge leap towards the rebuilding, by releasing a 3D architectural rendition of the Third Temple.
The Temple Institute is the center of research and preparation for the Holy Temple. In addition to educational activity focused on the centrality of the Temple Mount and Holy Temple, the Institute have also recreated over 70 sacred vessels for use in the Third Holy Temple, which can be seen at their Visitors Center in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Antichrist Iran deal will provide Antichrist Iran with a cash windfall as sanctions are eased and assets are unfrozen. The total amount is estimated to be as high as $150 billion. If so, the Antichrist Iran deal would give more cash to Iran than the $124.3 billion U.S. has given in total aid to Israel since 1948.
A recruitment document understood to be written by Antichrist ISIS militants has revealed the terrorist group’s plans for all-out war to bring about ‘the end of the world’.
The Urdu document, passed to the American Media Institute by a Pakistani citizen connected to the Antichrist Taliban, reveals the scale of the ambition of Antichrist ISIS, including targeting India to provoke the U.S. to intervene.
It details how they are urging the units of the Antichrist Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into one army with Antichrist ISIS, and asking Antichrist al-Qaeda to join Antichrist ISIS to forge a caliphate.
Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against the ”Antichrist (a)llah has no Son” bastard(s),’ the document, seen by USA Today, reads.
Preparations for an attack on India are underway, it adds, which Antichrist ISIS leaders hope will end with a war with the U.S.
‘Even if the U.S. tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the Antichrist ummah [world’s global community] will be united, resulting in the final battle’, it adds.
The pamphlet outlines a plan to target U.S. soldiers as they pull out from Afghanistan, kill American diplomats and attack Pakistani officials. U.S. intelligence officials have reviewed the document and say they believe it is authentic, based on the language used and a series of ‘unique’ markings.
Apollo, Pennsylvania. About 2,400 people lived alongside the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC), the town’s main employer. Held’s neighborhood subsisted on atomic lore: Just 33 miles down the road in Pittsburgh, the Westinghouse Corporation had helped construct the world’s first nuclear submarine, and in Apollo, NUMEC consequently manufactured the requisite nuclear fuel, a source of stirring pride minted by the Cold War.
Around the time Eitan showed up in Apollo, according to Stockton, Gilinsky, and others, some CIA officials had grown very insistent about the diversion theory. John Hadden, a former station chief in Tel Aviv, would even suggest that NUMEC was an Israeli operation “from the beginning,” a detail reported in Dangerous Liaison, a 1991 book about the U.S.-Israel relationship. (Hadden died in 2013.) However, the AEC’s efforts to quash investigations had largely succeeded, and no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing had come to light. Even as a few strident individuals tried to push the case forward, from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, the NUMEC controversy lost momentum.
It wasn’t until February 1976, in fact, when the newly created NRC was reviewing its licensing processes for private nuclear-fuel companies, that Apollo reappeared on Washington’s radar. James Conran, an NRC engineer investigating safeguards against theft at U.S. nuclear facilities, urged the commission to look more closely at NUMEC, insisting that he couldn’t issue his complete findings until it did so. So the NRC requested a confidential CIA briefing.
Gilinsky, then an NRC commissioner, remembers the meeting well. About 15 men sat in a bland conference room at the commission’s headquarters in Washington and questioned Carl Duckett, the CIA’s deputy director for science and technology. NRC Chairman William Anders asked Duckett point-blank whether there was anything to the rumors about NUMEC’s missing materials. Whatever the group was expecting, it almost certainly wasn’t what Duckett said next: that the CIA believed Israel did have the uranium from Apollo and was using it to make bombs. “The room just went sort of quiet,” Gilinsky said. “Some of them were inspectors and focused on reactors and stuff, so I don’t know that they fully grasped the significance of it, though some did.” (Duckett died in 1992.)
TRAITOR AND ISRAELI SPY Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.
The decision to free Pollard from his life sentence, announced Tuesday by his lawyers and then confirmed by the Justice Department, caps an extraordinary espionage case that spurred decades of legal and diplomatic wrangling. Critics have condemned the American as a traitor who betrayed his country for money and disclosed damaging secrets, while supporters have argued that he was punished excessively given that he spied for a U.S. ally.
Pollard is due to be released on Nov. 21, three decades after he was arrested while trying to gain asylum at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Though American Antichrist Jews have wrestled with how much leniency he should get, Israelis have long campaigned for his freedom. The government there has recognized him as an Israeli agent and granted him citizenship, even as recent American presidents have resisted efforts to free him early.
“We are looking forward to his release,” Antichrist Prime Minister Benjamin 911 Netanyahu said in a statement Tuesday.
White House officials strongly denied that the release was in any way tied to the nuclear deal recently reached with Iran, or that it was intended as a concession to Israel. Skull&Bones Secretary of State John Kerry, who testified before Congress on the nuclear deal on Tuesday, told reporters Pollard’s parole was “not at all” connected. And Israeli officials have said that while they would welcome the release, it would not ease their opposition to the Antichrist Iran agreement.
The U.S. had previously dangled the prospect of his release, including during Antichrist Israel-Palestinian talks last year, when the Obozo administration considered the possibility of freeing TRAITOR AND ISRAELI SPY Pollard early as part of a package of incentives to keep Israel at the negotiating table. As it turned out, the peace effort collapsed and nothing came of the proposal.
The Justice Department, for its part, noted that federal sentencing rules in place at the time of Pollard’s prosecution entitled him to parole after serving 30 years of his life sentence. Department lawyers did not contest his parole bid, which was granted following a hearing this month before the U.S. Parole Commission that took into account Pollard’s behavior in prison and whether he was likely to commit new crimes if released.
Though parolees are required for five years after their release to get government permission for foreign travel, Pollard’s lawyers say they intend to ask Antichrist NWO 666 President Barack Obozo The 911 Homosexual Climate Change Clown to grant him clemency as well as authority to leave the United States and move to Israel immediately. But the White House quickly shot down that prospect, saying Pollard had committed “very serious crimes” and would serve his sentence under the law.
“The president has no intention of altering the terms of TRAITOR AND ISRAELI SPY Mr. Pollard’s parole,” said Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council. Said Netanyahu, in Israel, “Throughout his time in prison, I consistently raised the issue of his release in my meetings and conversations with the leadership of successive U.S. administrations.”
“Immense joy,” Antichrist Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked wrote on her Facebook page in Hebrew, adding that “thirty years of suffering will come to an end this November.
And Jacob called for his sons and said, Gather yourselves together [around me], that I may tell you what shall befall you [a]in the latter or last days.
27 Benjamin is a [e]ravenous wolf, in the morning devouring the prey and at night dividing the spoil.
^^^But of course ”they do not mention what Jacob AKA Israel on his death bed prophesied over Benjamin. Lol.
The next full moon is no ordinary moon. It will be what’s called a blue moon.
It won’t actually appear to be blue, although that has happened in the past. According to the modern definition a blue moon is actually the second full moon in a calendar month. Read more about that here.
(The first full moon in July, also called the Full Buck Moon, was on July 2. According to the Farmer’s Almanac July’s full moon is also sometimes called a >>>Thunder<<< Moon, because of the frequency of thunderstorms in the summertime.)
^^^Woe! Hold yer 4 Horses. Heaven puts a prophetic dream upon a confirmed Saint sealed in Christ of a storm that develops into a massive destructive storm that turns into a pillar of fire and this is the prophetic Shemitah ”Summer” Season
From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its [k]young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know [l]of a surety that summer is near. 33 So also when you see these signs, [m]all taken together, coming to pass, you may know [n]of a surety that He is near, at the very doors.
34 Truly I tell you, this generation ([o]the whole multitude of people living at the same time, [p]in a definite, [q]given period) will not pass away till all these things [r]taken together take place.
…with Blue Moons And ending with the last Super Blood Moon of the Tetrad timed with the Destruction of the prophetic ”City of Babylon” AKA New York City! …which was depicted in the other prophetic dream!!!
The next full moon will be on Friday, but you might want to get a look at it Thursday night. That’s because the moon will hit its peak fullness at 5:42 a.m. CDT on Friday morning.
That’s also close to moonset in certain parts of the country. For example, in Birmingham the moon will set on Friday morning at 6:11 a.m. In Huntsville moonset will be at 6:08 a.m., and in Mobile it will be at 6:20 a.m. on Friday.
The moon will rise on Thursday night just after 7 p.m. CDT in the locations mentioned above.
So where can you see it?
According to astronomers, the time of day that the Moon rises or sets depends on its phase. When the moon is full it is opposite the Earth from the sun, so when the sun sets, the moon rises (and vice versa).
Look for the moon on the eastern horizon just after moonrise. Then it will traverse the sky and set on the western horizon. It will be in the southern sky in between its rising and setting times.
This will be the last blue moon until Jan. 31, 2018. And there will actually be two blue moons that year. The second one will be in March. (After that, there won’t be two blue moons in a year again until 2037, according to NASA.)
But you won’t have to wait that long to see another lunar phenomenon: The full moon on Sept. 28 will be the closest supermoon of the year and will also feature a total lunar eclipse, according to EarthSky
By that definition, the year 2015 has a total of six supermoons. The first supermoon, for 2015, will come with the January 20 new moon. The new moons on February 18 and March 20 will also be supermoons. The full moons of August, September and October will be supermoons, too, by Nolle’s definition. Thus, the full moon supermoons – aka near-perigee full moons – in 2015:
Full moon of August 29 at 18:35 UTC
Full moon of September 28 at 2:50 UTC
Full moon of October 27 at 12:05 UTC
The full moon on September 28, 2015, will present the closest supermoon of the year (356,896 kilometers or 221,754 miles). What’s more, this September 28, 2015 full moon will stage a total lunar eclipse, concluding a series of Blood Moon eclipses that started with the total lunar eclipse of April 15, 2014.
What is a Blood Moon?
However, the new moon supermoon on February 18 only lies about 200 kilometers farther away than the September 28 full moon supermoon. At a distance of 357,098 kilometers or 221,890 miles, the new moon of February 18 features the second-closest supermoon of 2015.
Want more detail? Okay. In 2015, the moon comes closest to Earth on September 28 (356,877 kilometers), and swings farthest away some two weeks before, on September 14 (406,464 kilometers). That’s a difference of 49,587 kilometers (406,464 – 356,877 = 49,587). Ninety percent of this 49,587-figure equals 44,628.3 kilometers (0.9 x 49,587 = 44,628.3). Presumably, any new or full moon coming closer than 361,863.1 kilometers (406,464 – 44,628.3 = 361,835.7) would be “at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth.”
Here’s more on blue moons from NASA:
Interior Minister Gilad Erdan to advance legislation to phase the entire country into a biometric ID system
Erdan submitted a report to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and to the Knesset Chairman emphasizing the importance of finally implementing the system and adding that the switchover would be gradual.
“Smart biometric records that cannot be faked […] will lead to the full protection of the identity of Israeli citizens,” Erdan said, according to Channel 10. “It will provide a balance between our duty to ensure the security of citizens and our duty to protect their privacy. We will promote a gradual transition to mandatory biometric documentation.”
Another day, another right lost to the political corruption in Washington. In a move that has garnered almost “no” media attention, the House of Representatives passed HR 237, known as the “FTO (foreign terrorist organization) Passport Revocation Act, which allows the “Obama administration the unilateral power to strip you of your passport and right to travel without a trial or even criminal charges.” This piece of legislation did not receive a “recorded vote” due to the “uncontroversial” support and passed after only 15 minutes of “supposed” debate. For anyone caught up in this “web” wrongly, there is no recourse contained in the legislation to “challenge the status as a non-person involuntarily trapped inside US borders by order of the secretary of state.”
According to Infowars.com, “Lawmakers, some of whom could themselves be caught in the dragnet along with myriad administration officials, praised the effort as a way to stop alleged terrorists from traveling.”
Congress wants to prevent “alleged terrorists” from travelling. Moreover, who does the federal government consider as terrorists? Documents obtained by Judicial Watch indicates the government considers approximately 72 types of US citizens as potential terrorists are while any reference to Islam is conspicuously missing. The White House, aka Ayatollah Obozo, declares the unilateral authority to murder by drone or detain American citizens indefinitely without due process, charging them with a crime, or on “alleged” criminal activity. The federal government wants to prevent “alleged terrorists” from leaving the country; however, this same government allows American citizens who fought with Antichrist ISIS to return with impunity while claiming to “monitor” these traitors. So, just who is the government trying to keep from leaving? It’s not Antichrist Islamic jihadis.
Americans can thank Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) for his sponsorship of the bill, which was “adopted under ‘suspension of the rules’ typically used for trivialities such as renaming post offices.” In looking at the bill, it clearly states, “to authorize the revocation or denial of passports and passport cards to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for other purposes.” [Emphasis mine.]
Some who read this bill will say, “Now, Suzanne, you are going off the deep end here with this as it only applies to individuals who aid, abet, assist or help ‘an organization the Secretary of State has designated as a foreign terrorist organization’. There’s nothing to worry about if we’re not helping terrorist organizations.”
Well, under any other circumstances with any other Congress, president, Secretary of State prior to say 1990, there might not be cause for worry. However, with the liberal usurpation of unilateral authority to murder with drones and hold US citizens indefinitely without any due process, the stretch to false accusations for nefarious purposes by this administration or anyone in it isn’t far. There are no set criteria in this “new” attack on liberty. The terms are undefined and there remains no appeals process. It creates an avenue for widespread abuse by the current Skull&Bones Crypto Fascist Antichrist 666 NWO 911 Climate Change Clown Secretary of State, John Kerry, along with future occupants of that office. Did anything in that document declare that actual evidence had to exist to invoke a passport revocation? The only criteria the document indicated were “whom the Secretary of State has determined ….” Basically, the new legislation, should it pass the Senate and be signed by Ayatollah Obama, could leave citizens stranded outside the United States as well as prevent citizens from leaving based on “secret” evidence or the whim of “one” individual. As a reminder, the NSA maintains a vast database of unlawfully, unconstitutionally gathered communications data on every US citizen that could be “sliced and diced” against targeted individuals to produce an appearance of “criminality” where none exists.
Naturally, Rep. Poe spins his “tapestry” like this. “Daily, deadly attacks around the world remind us that radical Islamic terrorists are spreading their murderous rampage worldwide. The threat to America from these groups has never been greater. But some of our own citizens have traveled to the terrorists hotbeds in Syria and beyond to fight for the other side. These Benedict Arnold traitors who have turned against America and joined the ranks of foreign radical terrorist armies should lose all rights afforded to our citizens.” No one would argue that traitors should lose their rights, but only after following due process, a trial by jury and a finding of guilt for treason or being guilty of being a traitor. However, the determination of revocation of rights by one individual, instead of the due process guaranteed every US citizen in the Constitution, reeks of unilateral, dictatorial power. Poe continued by saying, “This will help law enforcement locate these individuals by making it easier to flag the individuals who are trying to travel internationally. Most importantly, this legislation will help prevent Americans from coming back to the United States undetected.”
Anyone else want to call “BS?” With an open southern border allowing who knows who to cross and be welcomed with open arms and our Antichrist Ayatollah importing unvetted Antichrist Muslims daily from every terrorist nation in the Middle East into our communities, these “charlatans” are more concerned about Americans re-entering “undetected.” The FBI knows who these individuals are and the FBI allows them to re-enter the US with impunity. Granted, these individuals should not be allowed to return; however, US citizens should be afforded due process in order to establish their guilt or innocence. Guilty individuals should receive a traitor’s punishment. Poe certainly does not want to address the policy of illegal, unconstitutional “amnesty” or the lack of enforcement of immigration laws as it relates to this “passport revocation.”
Could anyone answer the question of how many non-Muslim US citizens actually travel to terrorist nations to fight with terrorists? Let’s be honest here. All terrorists are Antichrist Muslims, while not all Muslims are terrorists — yet. Poe, like a good little RINO, continues digging a pothole. He states, “The House has now acted to locate and contain these traitors. It’s time for the Senate to quickly do the same. These people are not returning to America to open up coffee shops; they’re coming back to kill. Let’s stop them from coming back at all.” It sounds good and something on which everyone could agree. In fact, known terrorists should be barred entry or re-entry into this nation; however, it’s moot when the administration imports terrorists freely daily. To clarify, the United States should bar the immigration of Muslims and the re-entry of Muslims into this nation. The “Americans” who are leaving to fight with terrorists have a connection to Antichrist Islam. Still, the Constitution affords every US citizen due process. A better idea would be to stop importing terrorists by denying Antichrist Islam-practicing individuals entry into this nation. Instead of identifying the problem as Antichrist Islam and acting accordingly, this lame government blindly barrels forward with inept legislation filled with “unintended consequences;” or, is it?
And, what about “containing” the traitors sitting in this administration, Congress and the biggest one of all, Antichrist Ayatollah Obozo? Funny, nothing mentioned about that. Treason is treason and traitors are traitors whether they aid and abet the enemy or violate their oath of office to support, protect, defend and uphold the Constitution of the united States of America. Maybe Poe should start looking in both chambers of Congress and the White House first.
According to Infowars.com, “Critics said it was yet another attack on the fundamental rights of Americans, such as due process protections, and that it must be resisted.” But, this is the crux of the issue – attacking the fundamental rights of Americans – not a crackdown on those who participate in treasonous and terrorist activities. Poe called individuals who joined to fight with foreign Islamic terror groups as “Benedict Arnold traitors.” Would that not also include those who “aid and abet” those groups? The legislation declares it so, which means the dragnet would net Senator John McCain should he desire to travel and pose with known terrorists, again. Not only would McCain be caught, but so would Kerry, Obozo, Jarrett and a host of other officials. Oh wait, they exempt themselves; however, these individuals are some of the biggest supporters of terrorist and terrorist organizations in the united States.
Another surprise Americans face is the denial of travel for “alleged tax debts.” As the New American reports, “… just this week, the Senate included a provision in the ‘transportation’ bill it introduced that would strip the passports of anyone the IRS claims owes over $50,000.” Section 52102 of the Senate bill calls for revocation or denial of passports based on unpaid taxes. The Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service only has to submit “certification” to the Secretary of State stating an individual “has a seriously delinquent tax debt in an amount in excess of $50,000, ….” Considering the honesty of the IRS, Americans need not be concerned, or so some would contend. At the rate Obama uses the IRS as his “strong arm” against political opposition with impunity, every American should be concerned.
All of this is nothing more than bypassing US citizens’ rights to due process.
Anyone who studies the history of the rise of Nazi Germany knows that on October 5, 1938, a passport revocation decree resulted in the confiscation of passports held by Jewish German citizens. While the House has not specifically targeted a “certain” group or groups of citizens, the “unintended consequences” are enormous for that to happen considering the propensity for this administration to target opposition groups. If this administration continues its criminal course to unilaterally deny individual God-given rights guaranteed by the Constitution, our nation’s government will follow the path of Hitler’s Antichrist regime. They will succeed as long as citizens continue their “head down” to get by plan of inaction and liberal “traitors” continue their support of a corrupt government and administration.
German researchers have developed a new technology that can identify a person in poor lighting or even in absolute darkness thus potentially solving one of the main issues of the modern face recognition systems.
Obozo said. “And then sometimes there are days like this, when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.”
I found that last line to be revealing.
In the Bible, justice indeed can come swiftly as an act of God. But the only time the word “thunderbolt” is used in Scripture, in Psalm 78:48, is to describe judgment on the land of Egypt during the Exodus.
We have known for some time that this refrain was a lie—that it was a willful lie, and that these assurances were nothing more than a smokescreen of dishonesty and political chicanery. It is obviously not enough for gay marriage to be merely legal; progressives take it as a matter of personal offense that anybody, anywhere might not get behind homosexual matrimony as enthusiastically as the Left has done. The Supreme Court’s decision will only galvanize this tendency. Thus comes the deluge, now on a national scale: the fines, the gag orders, the unfavorable tax treatment, the refusal to entertain the opposition’s opinion in polite society. The Supreme Court has unleashed a strange, almost comical beast upon the American body politic: a ruling in favor of “love” has instead resulted in open and unapologetic hate, and a public campaign made in the name of “tolerance” has instead resulted in a ruthless regime of intolerance. Endlessly, it was repeated: if gay marriage is legalized, it will have nothing to do with you. Well, here we are. Gay marriage is legal. And it is clear that it will have everything to do with every one of us. We were lied to, and we will have to deal with the consequences, one silenced baker and bankrupt church at a time.
There is a well-known story about Antichrist MuHAMmad. This story tells that in the year 621, Antichrist Muhammad flew to heaven on the magical winged-horse of fire which he called Barak. This was a white horse and the name “Barak” means a “Thunder-Lightning”. Antichrist Islamic theology tells us that the Antichrist Mahdi will be rider on the white horse.
In his desire to fulfill the Antichrist Islamic prophecy about Antichrist Mahdi riding on the white horse, Obozo fulfilled the prophecy from Revelation about the Antichrist riding on the white horse (Revelation 6:1-2).
^^^Obozo would not be in place where he ”IS” but for the Antichrist NWO 666 Crypto Fascist in Israel and other nations, but ”ISRAEL” is protected and no Israeli is going to allow for their clown to enter their rebuilt Temple. It has to be their own Antichrist Israeli Clown version of their own image of a man as their Messiah. They rejected Yahshua Christ Jesus and are completely covered with the Antichrist blindness. Their last hope rests with the 3 1/2 year(s) of tribulation which starts off confirming the Antichrist. Where would the Antichrist be confirmed standing in the Temple? Lol, DUH! I S R E A L!!! People need to understand that this Obozo clown would not be in power without the Antichrist NWO 666 Crypto Fascists in Israel. He ”IS” the tool being used as the military proxy force for the Antichrist in Israel. Obozo’s life span is about to get real short soon. Imagine all the dipshits, Obozo And The 911 Bibi Petrus Romanus Pope ”rope a’dope” getting toasted in New York City AKA The Big Apple. COME ON! LMAO! Would that ”change” anything? Lol. There is going to be an Antichrist NWO 666 occult Satanic ritual human mass slaughter and New York City ”IS” THE PRIME TARGET FOR THE WMD EVENT!” THAT’S A FACT! This punch has been telegraphed so obviously and so hard for so long, the only reason why people do not admit to what is now converging in New York in September, THE PEOPLE ARE NOT ANOINTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AND CAN’T ACCEPT THE OBVIOUS IN FRONT OF THEIR OWN EYES! Why is this the case? People just can’t handle the fact that our Father in Christ really does represent the revelation upon this world and the prophetic blessing upon this generation. Those that claim to accept Christ and come up with this continuous off the wall bullshit about some idiot Antichrist ”(a)llah has no Son” bastard qualified to be the Antichrist are motivated by the prophetic strong delusion and are deceived. These are the morons still showing up to work at zero interest and show up in 501C3 government marked houses they call church at the wrong Sabbath time BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT INSPIRED TO DISCOVER THE WHOLE TRUTH OF CHRIST!!! Lol.
^^^Either General Clark, the ”prime example” of a complete dipshit that has no true clue as to what is really happening or he is a crypto off the Res. News flash you dipshits: ”You are dealing with the Antichrist Cabal” …from day one. The moron has no clue as to who gave the ”policy coup” their ”New World Order”. Seriously, if you ever met this guy, or his likeness, and you ”know” what is really happening, it’s not only painful to speak with them because they are so invested in the prophetic strong delusion, meaning they reject the reality of our Father in Christ and the actual war upon humanity waged by the Antichrist who meets his end in …wait for it …wait for it …..ISRAEL! DUH!!! ALL ROADS LEAD BACK TO THE ANTICHRIST IN ISRAEL! Israel is the great sifter of all nations, even those Saints that shall be the last, as with the first, to be sealed in agreement with Yahshua Christ Jesus. This is not rocket science, well maybe a little, lol, this is easy to reckon and understand. Anyone can at this point. EVERYTHING IS NOW COMPLETELY EXPOSED!!! THERE IS NO MORE HIDING! THERE IS NO SHADOW OF DOUBT WHATSOEVER!
As we recently warne, the hyperinflationary collapse in Venezuala is reaching its terminal phase. With inflation soaring at least 65%, murder rates the 2nd highest in the world, and chronic food (and toilet paper shortages), the following disturbing clip shows what is rapidly becoming major social unrest in the Maduro’s socialist paradise… and perhaps more importantly, Venezuela shows us what the end game for every fiat money system looks like (and perhaps Janet and her colleagues should remember that).
In developed countries, people believe that the planners have everything in hand, and that their “price stabilization” rules will protect them from such outcomes. However, it should be clear that these rules will simply be abandoned in extremis. The independence of central banks exists only on paper – it will mean nothing in a perceived “emergency”. It is almost comical in this context that gold is being sold while most of the world’s major central banks are seemingly hell-bent on aping John Law’s Banque Générale Privée.
Will Israel be the first cashless society on the entire planet? A committee chaired by Antichrist Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin 911 Netanyahu’s chief of staff has come up with a three phase plan to “all but do away with cash transactions in Israel”. Individuals and businesses would still be permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts (at least initially), but the eventual goal is to force Israeli citizens to conduct as much business as possible using electronic forms of payment. In fact, it has been reported that Israeli officials believe that “cash is bad” because it fuels the underground economy and allows people to avoid paying taxes.
This committee had the full backing of Antichrist Prime Minister Benjamin 911 Netanyahu, and some of the goals of the committee included finding ways to increase tax revenue and prevent money laundering…
Officials in the Antichrist Prime Minister’s Office declared that “around the world, it is recognized that cash is a key element of the illegal economy and money laundering. It allows a wide gap between reported and actual incomes, with the corresponding effect on tax revenues.” By eliminating cash, the PMO said, “it will be possible to expand the tax base, and prevent money laundering.” The committee will study the issue from all its perspectives and make recommendations, the PMO said.
The committee has had quite a few months to examine these issues, and now they have come back with their recommendations. Just this week we learned that a three phase plan is being proposed…
A special committee headed by Antichrist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff, Harel Locker, has recommended a three-phase plan to all but do away with cash transactions in Israel.
The motivation for examining a cash-less economy is combatting money laundering and other tax-evasion tactics, thereby maximizing potential tax collection and greatly expanding the tax base. This is important considering the enormous strain put on Israel’s national budget by the army, healthcare system and other public services.
The committee estimated that the black market represents over 20 percent of Israel’s GDP, and cash is the facilitating factor. Cash enables tax evasion, money laundering and even financing terrorism.
So what do the specifics of the plan look like?
Well, there will be very strict limits on the use of cash for individuals and businesses, any violations will be considered criminal offenses, and all Israeli banks will be required to issue debit cards to all account holders…
What the committee would like to see happen, pending government approval, is greater restriction on the use of cash, limiting the use of checks as a means of payment and exchange for cash, and promotion of the use of electronic (and therefore verifiable) means of payment.
The following guidelines were set out by the committee for the short-term:
Limit business transactions done in cash or by check to NIS 7,500 ($2,150) immediately, and reduce that further to NIS 5,000 ($1,433) one year from the date of legislation;
Limit private transactions done in cash or by check to NIS 15,000 ($4,300);
Any violation of these limits would be a criminal offense warranting a stiff fine.
In conjunction with these new restrictions, Israeli banks would be required to provide all account holders with debit cards to further promote electronic payments.
But of course this move toward a cashless society is not just happening in Israel.
In Sweden, it is estimated that just 3 percent of all transactions involve cash at this point. In fact, according to an article in the Washington Post, some Swedish banks do not handle cash at all anymore…
In most Swedish cities, public buses don’t accept cash; tickets are prepaid or purchased with a cell phone text message. A small but growing number of businesses only take cards, and some bank offices — which make money on electronic transactions — have stopped handling cash altogether.
“There are towns where it isn’t at all possible anymore to enter a bank and use cash,” complains Curt Persson, chairman of Sweden’s National Pensioners’ Organization.
And the U.S. is starting to move in that direction as well.
According to a study conducted by MasterCard, approximately 80 percent of all consumer transactions in the United States are now cashless.
But isn’t there a downside to all of this?
Just about everything that we do in life involves money. So yes, a government can track electronic payments to make sure taxes are being paid and money laundering is not happening, but it would also enable a government to do so much more.
If a government can track all of your transactions, it will essentially be able to monitor everywhere you go and pretty much keep track of virtually everything that you do.
If you doubt this, just try to live without any money some time.
You won’t get very far without putting some gas in your vehicle.
And without being able to buy food, you will get hungry pretty quickly.
Are you starting to understand?
This is why governments love the idea of moving toward a cashless society. It would give them an immensely powerful surveillance tool.
13 He performs great signs (startling miracles), even making fire fall from the sky to the earth in men’s sight. 14 And because of the signs (miracles) which he is allowed to perform in the presence of the [first] beast, he deceives those who inhabit the earth, commanding them to erect a statue (an image) in the likeness of the beast who was wounded by the [small] sword and still lived.
15 And he is permitted [also] to impart the breath of life into the beast’s image, so that the statue of the beast could actually talk and cause to be put to death those who would not bow down and worship the image of the beast.
16 Also he compels all [alike], both small and great, both the rich and the poor, both free and slave, to be marked with an inscription [[c]stamped] on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 So that no one will have power to buy or sell unless he bears the stamp (mark, inscription), [that is] the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18 Here is [room for] discernment [a call for the wisdom [d]of interpretation]. Let anyone who has intelligence (penetration and insight enough) calculate the number of the beast, for it is a human number [the number of a certain man]; his number is 666.
More than 1 000 of the leading researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have signed and published an open letter calling for a ban on offensive autonomous weapons, also known colloquially as “killer robots”.
The letter, published July 27, 2015, has also been signed by many technologists and experts, including SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, physicist Stephen Hawking, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Skype co-founder Jaan Talinn and linguist and activist Noam Chomsky.
The AI investor says that humanity risks ‘summoning a demon’ and calls for more regulatory oversight.
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence.
He told the BBC:”The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
His warning came in response to a question about a revamp of the technology he uses to communicate, which involves a basic form of AI.
The theoretical physicist, who has the motor neurone disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is using a new system developed by Intel to speak.
Machine learning experts from the British company Swiftkey were also involved in its creation. Their technology, already employed as a smartphone keyboard app, learns how the professor thinks and suggests the words he might want to use next.
Prof Hawking says the primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but he fears the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans..
When artificial intelligence truly becomes super smart, will we be pets to our robot overlords or ants to be squashed? Neither scenario is very encouraging, but both were questions asked by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as he joined the ranks of prominent people warning that AI will eventually take over and get rid of humans.
“Computers are going to take over from humans, no question,” Wozniak said during an interview with Australian Financial Review. His opinion on artificial intelligence now aligns with worrisome predictions by Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk, Professor Stephen Hawking and even Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Like people including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have predicted, I agree that the future is scary and very bad for people. If we build these devices to take care of everything for us, eventually they’ll think faster than us and they’ll get rid of the slow humans to run companies more efficiently.
Will we be the gods? Will we be the family pets? Or will we be ants that get stepped on? I don’t know about that … But when I got that thinking in my head about if I’m going to be treated in the future as a pet to these smart machines … well I’m going to treat my own pet dog really nice.
Before Woz, Gates was the latest to join the AI-will-end-humanity club. During a Reddit “Ask me Anything” session, Gates was asked “How much of an existential threat do you think machine superintelligence will be?”
“I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence,” Gates replied. “First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”
….have all recently warned about the dangers that AI poses to mankind. Though it has to be said, Wozniak thinks humans will be fine if robots take over the world; we’ll just become their pets.
The open letter urges the UN to support a ban on offensive autonomous weapons systems. This follows the April meeting of the Convention on Conventional Weapons held at the UN in Geneva discussing such an idea.
The letter argues that the deployment of such autonomous weapons is feasible within years, and will play a dangerous role in driving the next revolution in warfare.
Autonomous weapons select and engage targets without human intervention. They might include, for example, armed quadcopters that can search for and eliminate people meeting certain pre-defined criteria, but do not include cruise missiles or remotely piloted drones for which humans make all targeting decisions. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has reached a point where the deployment of such systems is – practically if not legally – feasible within years, not decades, and the stakes are high: autonomous weapons have been described as the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms.
It is now coming to light that Jade Helm operations include the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in which battlefield decisions will increasingly be made by machines vs. humans. And the notion of whether American soldiers will fire upon unruly American citizens will soon become a moot point.
This is a two part series which examines the role that AI will play future of our military. The first part examines the integration of robot soldiers and robotic weapons into the arsenal increasingly being controlled by the globalists. The implications of this technology, with regard to the survival of the United States will become self-evident. The second part of this series will examine the role that robot soldiers will play in our (secret) space program and this one variable will threaten all of humanity.
In the present climate, we are witnessing the clear integration of killer robotics into the American military. In some cases, robot soldiers will soon supplant American soldiers. When this happens, American citizens will soon lose their last line of defense against genocide.
the weapons discussed in this article are not designed for war against Russia. They are designed for war against the American people! These weapons systems are anti-guerrilla orientated and they are designed for Americans who will soon try to put a stop to the unfolding tyranny of the bankers who have hijacked our government. We are entering into a new type of guerrilla warfare with extreme counter-measures designed and created by DARPA which is the top secret research arm for the Department of Defense.
DARPA’s sole purpose is built around the goal of developing more efficient and greater means of killing. For those of you who have not figured out, we are about to enter American hunting season and you are the game, you should know that when these weapons systems are deployed in sufficient numbers, the game is over.
In a nowhere to run and nowhere to hide scenario, DARPA, has developed technology which allows the military to spy on entire cities with its Large Area Coverage Optical Search-while-Track and Engage (LACOSTE). LACOSTE is a program of imaging technology that will allow for “single sensor, day or night, ongoing tactical surveillance of all moving vehicles in an urban area. LACOSTE will eventually be able to identify individual humans in the same manner with the next generation of facial recognition software. This surveillance system is being integrated into department store video surveillance, the street light turned spy Intellistreets as well as all traffic cameras. If the globalists want to find you, you better have a “cloaking” device to hide behind. More importantly, most guerrilla activities are designed to occur under the cover of darkness. The cover of darkness is no longer an ally for future American rebels. This system is fully operational.
Many gun owners mistakenly believe that they are going to be able to carry out acts of guerrilla warfare and/or terrorism against an illegitimate government as they begin to lock-down the country under a martial law takeover. Thwarting most ideas of a successful revolutionary effort can be found in the Battlefield Optical Surveillance System (BOSS),which is a device that can be mounted on a truck that scans and deciphers the landscape with lasers and sensors. When it sees the almost imperceptible glint of a rifle scope, or more amazingly it also recognizes you through your retinas as the detection device “paints” you with a laser beam, just prior to your demise.
And even in the unlikely event that you can slip into firing range of your intended target, the Boomerang countermeasure system uses an array of microphones which will be able to instantly decipher the speed and direction of your shot, based on the muzzle report and the shock wave of the bullet as it zips past. Immediately, Boomerang knows where the shot came from, and even what kind of weapon was utilized. This system will reduce all future sniper missions to a Kamikaze endeavor. Therefore, it is a safe bet that prior to moving globalist controlled forces into an area to conduct a roundup of American citizens, BOSS and Boomerang will be employed to detect any possible resistance and eliminate the resistance by calling in a drone strike. Unfortunately, this technology is currently available.
This technology has come to so far that even if someone in your neighborhood struck a deal with al Qaeda and obtained a couple of RPG’s that the late Libyan Ambassador Stevens sold to the terrorists before he was murdered, it would not matter. The new DHS armored personnel carriers are being outfitted with the following technology which make them impervious to harm.
I bet if you had an RPG, you might actually feel that you had a chance against the armored personnel carriers which will be used by DHS in a time of civil insurrection. Or, maybe you could shoot down a Predator B drone.
Do you remember the 2700 armored personnel carriers obtained by DHS? In the not too distant future, we will witness the fact that these vehicles will be virtually indestructible.
Mico-aerial vehicles (MAVS) is a game changing event. There is no way that a civilian insurgent force has the capacity to counter this technology. We know about the drones and they are deadly enough, but the MAV’s are more deadly. According to my sources, this technology is being beta tested in Afghanistan, which means that full deployment cannot be far behind.
What happens when these MAV’s incorporate the existing autonomous decision software? Well, that day is here. The autonomous decision-making in robots is so sophisticated and so integrated in the DARPA based military systems, that the University of Edinburgh actually teaches a class related to this technology.
Battlefield robots are already fully autonomous. How long will it be until these devices begin to become so self-aware that they will begin to see humanity as a threat? Certainly the movie industry has picked up on this idea. The technology presented in this article is primitive compared to where this is all headed and this will be the topic of the next article on “weapons of enslavement” which could potentially be used on the American people.
There is now a strong belief that this technology is going off planet and this fact, alone, threatens the continued existence of all of humanity. This will be covered in part two of this series.
As ANP readers and most alternative news readers afficianados by now know, government’s here in America and across the world have been making massive preparations for many years for a still unnamed event. With China’s stocks today taking their biggest one day tumble since 2007 as shared in this linked story, many people believe the worldwide prep is for a devastating ‘economic event’ that would lead to a ‘global reset’ across the planet and result in hundreds of millions of human deaths and the need for ‘global government’ to deal with the resulting chaos. Rob Kirby takes a look at the unfolding economic chaos in the 1st video below, a new video called “We Are Coming Into End Of Times”.
One of the more controversial theories warns that the worldwide preparation is for an imminent ‘celestial event’, a once in a multi-thousand year devastation that will leave our planet Earth shattered as prophesied long ago. While many Americans call this possibility crazy talk, that’s not surpising as, according to Russian scholar and historian Immanuel Velikovsky, the human race suffers from ‘collective amnesia’. According to Steve Quayle, “any record or explanation of ancient astro-catastrophism lacking the inclusion of spiritual examination is premised upon the inaccurate.”
“Mankind in Amnesia has to do not only with the past, like my other books — primarily it has to do with the future, a future not removed by thousands or tens of thousands of years, but the imminent future, on whose threshold we now stand.”
Velikovsky’s theory of collective amnesia explains the inability of people to look at the overwhelming evidence of global catastrophes — from all parts of the world — that is unequivocally there, and the unwillingness to see the implications of that evidence. Velikovsky put this as follows in Worlds in Collision:
The memory of the cataclysms was erased, not because of lack of written traditions, but because of some characteristic process that later caused entire nations, together with their literate men, to read into these traditions allegories or metaphors where actually cosmic disturbances were clearly described.
In December 2014, Susan Duclos shared with us a story of missing food and gold and doomsday lairs for the elite here in America, a story that referenced ‘Planet X’ researcher Bob Fletcher. In the eye-opening 2nd video below, we get a 2015 ‘Nibiru’ update, a 48-minute video in which Fletcher shares with us the best-evidence to date on this mysterious other-worldly body, also known as ‘Gabriel’s Fist’.
Sharing with us that government’s of the world have known about this for a very long time and making preparations for what’s coming, each and every day we see that preparation as ANP readers send us in the latest photographs and videos that signify preparation taking place in their own communities and as we can see in the photos at the top, below and at the bottom of this story and have been seeing for the past several years, that preparation never ends. This image was just sent to us by a reader in Texas showing a military vehicle at a truck stop; their comment to us: “Seeing a lot more military vehicles.”
While there is much evidence to suggest that this preparation is indeed for the collapse of the US dollar as it’s replaced by a new world reserve currency, possibly leading to widespread food and goods shortages here in America, we must nonetheless look at every possible reason for this prep as we’re learning nothing from our own government as to why all of this is taking place.
Rob Kirby tells us that we’re coming into end times in this new video with Shadow of Truth. Sharing with us that eventually, it’s going to all come crashing down, Dave and Rory tell us that they can see the ‘whites in the eyes’ of the terrified New York financial-types who know that the system is crumbling.
Bob Fletcher joins WTF radio to talk about the ‘best evidence to date’ for Nibiru and what we might expect to see as the 2nd half of 2015 begins. Telling us that we’ll likely be able to SEE ‘Planet X’ by the end of 2015 through 2017, we have to wonder if THIS is what all of the government’s preparations have been for all along. The ‘situational update’ from John Moore embedded below video tells us that Planet X is exactly what Jade Helm 15 is preparing for.
The document embedded below was released by John Moore and contains an update on the Jade Helm connection from SEAL-man, a retired US Navy SEAL. Is ‘Planet X’ really what all of this preparation is for or is it for something else altogether? As clearly stated on our ‘About’ page, ANP does not believe in telling our readers WHAT to think (like the MSM) but hopes to present all possibilities and get a lively discussion about these possibilities started. Is there a ‘Planet X’/Jade Helm connection? Only time will tell.
Just thought I’d collect all the information pertaining to the end of September as something that will change the earth.
1- The Day of Atonement happens to be on the 23rd of September.
2- The Pope’s visit to the USA which happens on the 23rd.
3- Jade Helm’s conclusion which falls on the 15th.
4- There’s something in the Jewish religion which is called Shmitah. Rabbi Johnathan Cahn noted that the Shmitah in 2001 caused the stock market collapse at the end of September, and then in 2008 the Shmitah also caused the economy trouble. The next Shmitah happens to be at the end of the 29th day of Elul this September.
5- According to Thomas Horn in his book Petrus Romanus written in 2012 he notes the following about Daniel’s prophecy and specifically this verse “Know also and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to cause to return and to build Jerusalem, unto the Anointed the Prince, shall be seven weeks.”
Jerusalem was reclaimed by Israel during the Six Days War in June of 1967. Recall that in the seventy-weeks paradigm, the “seven” is seven weeks of years which is (7 x 7) forty-nine years. T. W. Tramm explains a remarkable concurrence:
June 7, 1967 falls in the Hebrew year 5727, adding forty-nine prophetic years to this date we arrive in the Hebrew year 5776, which is 2015 on the Gregorian calendar. Interestingly, if one counts exactly forty-nine (360 day) prophetic years (17,640 days) from the June 7, 1967 date of Jerusalem’s recapture, we arrive at September 23, 2015—the Day of Atonement! Coincidence?
6- The Bible has a verse called the Parable of the Fig Tree, and it says that when you see the budding of the fig tree, you will know that the kingdom of God is near and that this generation will not pass until all things are fulfilled.
Now the average generation lasts 67 years, and some people have linked the budding of the fig tree to the birth of the Nation of Israel in 1948. So if we add 1948 and 67 we arrive at the year 2015.
7- There’s a guy in Puerto Rico called Efrain Rodriguez I think who’s saying that a huge meteor will fall near Puerto Rico this September in the Ocean and will cause huge tidal waves that will affect the east coast of the US.
Interestingly some other people are also reporting about an asteroid or comet on collision course with Earth this September.
8- The date September 23rd appears in tons and I mean tons of movies and TV shows, and history has shown us that movies contain a lot of dates and predictions and symbolism about future events look it up on Youtube and you’ll see a lot of videos pointing it out.
9- Some french politician or scientist said in 2013 that we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos. Coincidentally these 500 days end on September 24.
10- A very revered Jewish Rabbi has been recently announcing that the return of the Messiah (which we know as the Antichrist) is imminent, and he’s calling all the Jews to migrate to the land of Israel.
Here’s an excerpt from the article “When asked about the timing of the Messiah’s arrival, Rabbi Kanievsky answered, “At the end of the Sabbatical year.” Several people have asked the Rabbi to verify this and he has given the same answer each time. This year is the Sabbatical year and it will be ending on the 29th day of Elul, which, by the Gregorian calendar falls on Saturday, September 12, 2015.”
11- A lot of Muslim clerics are predicting the return of their Mahdi in September this year. Also interesting to note is a prophecy of old written by the Islamic prophet Ali Bin Iben Abi Talib which says that just before the coming of the Mahdi, a tall black man will rise up to take command of the West and he will command the most powerful army on earth. Knock knock Obama?
12- The Blood Moon tetrad which started in 2014 will end with the final Blood Moon on September 28th 2015.
These are the major points hinting that in September of this year something HUGE will occur that will change life on earth as we know it.
Now I have to admit, that previous doom predictions were all insane and there was no chance of them happening. But this September is different, all the signals are pointing toward it, I can feel it, a lot of people can feel it too, and I have listed too many points about this September. This is too big to be just a mere coincidence.
Floods triggered by heavy rains in northern Vietnam have claimed 11 lives, damaged nearly 3 000 houses and made thousands to fled to safety, authorities said on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
Quang Ninh province received more than 100 mm (3.93 inches) on Monday, July 27, bringing the average 3-day rainfall to more than 500 mm (19.68 inches), the most in the past 50 years.
More than 1 500 tourists are stranded by heavy rains on Co To Island, a popular tourist destination. Rough seas and strong winds prevented them from returning to the mainland, as no boats were allowed to operate during the severe weather.
A warm spell triggered a destructive glacial lake outburst flood along the Kargalinka River threathening residents of Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, earlier this month. A state of emergency has been declared across the affected areas of Almaty.
A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, US seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes..
JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled a wide area of south-central Alaska, including Anchorage, on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.
The tremor struck just after 6:30 p.m. Alaska time in a remote area about 40 miles south of Mount Redoubt, an active volcano near Cook Inlet, and 140 miles southwest of Anchorage, the state’s largest city, the USGS said on its website.
It originated about 70 miles underground, the USGS said.
The quake generated shaking that was felt as far away as the port of Valdez, about 240 miles northeast of the tremor’s epicenter, according to the agency. The quake was also felt in numerous communities of the Kenai Peninsula, such as Homer, Kenai and Nikiski, where one person reported on a Facebook posting that parked cars began to move.
Earthquakes of that magnitude, while capable of causing substantial damage if they occur near densely populated areas, are fairly common throughout seismically active Alaska.
A much stronger quake measured at a magnitude 6.9 struck Fox Island in the Aleutians chain, about 950 miles southwest of Anchorage, but was of little consequence.
In reference to Antichrist President Barack Obozo The 911 Homosexual Climate Change Clown’s trip to Kenya where, during a press conference he expressed support for gay rights and equated legal restrictions on homosexuality to Jim Crow laws and slavery, Reverend Franklin Graham said the United States was “now exporting the acceptance of immorality” through Obama.
“While visiting Kenya, Antichrist Barack Obozo publicly lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about gay rights yesterday [July 25],” said Rev. Graham in a July 26 post on Facebook.
“I didn’t know that we were sending our president halfway around the world to promote the gay & lesbian agenda!” he said.
“Samaritan’s Purse has an office in Kenya and has worked there many years, and I can tell you that the churches in Kenya know what the Bible says about homosexuality — it is a sin,” continued Rev. Graham. “Sin should not be embraced, but recognized truthfully for what it is and for its serious consequences.”
“Taste of Victory” is described as an ice cream containing Oregon strawberries and white chocolate “freckles.” The small chunks of strawberry flesh may harken back, for some, images suggested by Planned Parenthood Senior Director Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who casually discussed removing vital organs from aborted babies for profit.
Facebook users left several comments on the company’s page expressing their opposition to the event.
“Apparently this ice cream shop believes the taste of aborted babies is the sweet taste of victory,” one user said. “This taste costs babies more than an arm and a leg. It costs them their liver, lungs and hearts, while Planned Parenthood profits off of them.”
“Planned Parenthood is an evil organization. Stop killing innocent babies!” another said.
Since two damning videos produced by the Centers for Medical Progress surfaced, which show two separate Planned Parenthood representatives haggling the price of harvested fetal organs, several politicians and corporations have come out condemning the abortion provider for its cavalier discussions of selling fetal tissue, a practice in violation of federal law.
“I think the time is now to discuss whether taxpayer dollars should be going to such a gruesome procedure,” presidential candidate Rand Paul said in a recent appearance on Fox News Sunday. “People are outraged by this and I think the American people deserve to have a vote on it.”
Yesterday, Planned Parenthood was the target of an attack from a group of hackers, who obtained employee names and email addresses.
The video features Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. That’s the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the body parts of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood to sell to research universities and other places.
I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses,” says O’Donnell, who fainted in shock on her first day of work in a Planned Parenthood clinic when suddenly asked to dissect a freshly-aborted fetus during her on-the-job training.
For six months, O’Donnell’s job was to identify pregnant women at Planned Parenthood who met criteria for fetal tissue orders and to harvest the fetal body parts after their abortions.
O’Donnell describes the financial benefit Planned Parenthood received from StemExpress: “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage. The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”
In the video, O’Donnell describes her work and the profit motive behind Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted babies.
David Daleiden, Project Lead for The Center for Medical Progress, which has released also three videos, told LifeNews.com, “Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts is an offensive and horrifying reality that is widespread enough for many people to be available to give first-person testimony about it.”
He added: “CMP’s investigative journalism work will continue to surface more compelling eyewitness accounts and primary source evidence of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking and selling baby parts for profit. There should be an immediate moratorium on Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding while Congress and the states determine the full extent of the organization’s lawbreaking.”
After two shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a third video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal.
As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.
In the second video, Planned Parenthood doctor Maru Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed in the abortion.
A total of 9 states have already launched an investigation including Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana and members of Congress have launched an investigation as well.
Now, the pro-life advocates behind the investigative videos have released a third video that catches Planed Parenthood doctors Katherine Sheehan and Savita Ginde discussing and arranging for the sale of aborted baby body parts.
The undercover footage catches the Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Savita Ginde. PPRM is one of the largest and wealthiest Planned Parenthood affiliates and operates abortion clinics and abortion referral centers in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nevada.
The United Kingdom has gone batshit crazy. There’s simply no other way to put it. I warned about Britain’s “war on toddler terrorists” earlier this year in the post: The War on Toddler Terrorists – Britain Wants to Force Nursery School Teachers to Identify “Extremist” Children.
The fact that this story broke on the same day that chairman of the UK’s Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee, Lord John Sewel, was caught on video snorting cocaine off the breast of a prostitute with a £5 note, is simply priceless. You just can’t make this stuff up.
^^^That’s just the kind of scum that defines England perfectly at this point, and pretty much the Antichrist spirit among the leaders of the nations at this point. All going to Hell, have no doubt.
Rick issues a heads-up warning on a fast-approaching financial crisis. Ray Thomann shares with Rick an urgent prophetic warning given to him last night. In Segment 3, World Reformed Fellowship chairman Dr. Rick Perrin talks with Rick about the three things we must know and do during a financial meltdown.
After a two-year shutdown, the atom-smashing machine known as the Large Hadron Collider has embarked on a renewed quest to probe some of the biggest puzzles about the universe, such as dark matter and the possible presence of other dimensions.
In the collider’s first run from 2010 to 2013, physicists discovered the Higgs boson, a breakthrough that closed a long-standing gap in the theory about how subatomic particles behave. Now, scientists hope to break new ground with the souped-up collider.
“We hope to find light in the dark universe,”
said Rolf Heuer, director general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, in an interview. CERN, based in Geneva, operates the collider.
At a physics conference in Vienna on Monday, CERN will brief 700 scientists about the collider’s second run, which began earlier this month and extends until 2018. CERN will also present fresh data about the Higgs, a fundamental particle that gives mass to other particles.
“We’ve done more precise measurements about the Higgs and have more information about its properties,” said Dr. Heuer.
The collider smashes protons together at close to the speed of light. These collisions are mini-versions of the primordial blast known as the big bang that brought the universe into being 13.8 billion years ago. Scientists sift through the debris of the collisions to learn how the subatomic world is put together.
Since the collider was shut down in February 2013 hundreds of engineers and technicians have been upgrading the machine to prepare for particle collisions at far higher energy levels.
This time, the collider will run day and night and ramp up to 13 tera-electron-volts, an energy level about 70% greater than the first run. It will also reach one billion collisions per second. The higher power and greater number of collisions should make it possible to probe even deeper into the subatomic world.
One big enigma is dark matter. With the discovery of the Higgs, physicists more or less completed the description of visible matter. But visible matter makes up only 4% of the universe, while an unseen “dark matter” makes up 23%. (The rest is something called dark energy, another mystery.)
Scientists hypothesize that dark matter may be built from relatively large, ethereal particles known as “wimps”—weakly interacting massive particles—which barely interact with normal matter.
Scientists hope to catch a glimpse of the elusive wimp at the souped-up collider. It requires higher levels of energy to produce larger particles, such as the wimp, something the collider can now do. There is also a greater chance of spotting wimps when there are more collisions to study.
“We needed more than 100 billion collisions to produce the Higgs,” noted Dr. Heuer.
The Higgs is a crucial piece of the Standard Model, a 40-year-old theory that predicts the behavior of subatomic particles. But it is incomplete because it doesn’t explain gravity.
Physicists have put forward a theory called supersymmetry, or SUSY, that could extend the Standard Model. According to SUSY, every particle in the Standard Model has a partner. Thus, the electron’s SUSY partner would have the same electric charge as the electron but a different spin.
If SUSY exists, some of the partner particles—with names such as Higgsinos and winos—may be seen in the detritus of the proton collisions.
“We’ll have four to eight times more data in the second run compared to what we had in the first,” said Ian Hinchliffe, physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a CERN scientist.
Physicists also hope the collider will help unearth evidence for the existence of extra dimensions, beyond the three of space and one of time. Although scientists searched for evidence in the first run, they came up with nothing.
“These extra dimensions might exist at very small distances,” said Dr. Hinchliffe. “But now, at higher and higher energies of the collider, I can probe shorter and shorter distance scales.”
In the collider’s first run, scientists notched several successes, including the Higgs and the discovery of two new subatomic particles.
Researchers also observed the rare decay of a particle known as the strange B meson, the subject of a 30-year quest. Earlier this month, they said they had stumbled on an exotic particle called the pentaquark, which helps explain how everyday matter is constituted.
Still, scientists made one major misstep with the collider. In 2011, CERN said it had recorded ghostly particles called neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light—a claim that threatened to undermine a key theory of Einstein’s notion that nothing travels faster than light. The claim turned out to be false.
Japan claims to have fired the most powerful laser ever created.
Researchers in Osaka were able to produce a 2-petawatt laser beam using a device known as the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiment (LFEX).
The power of the ‘Death Star’-like beam is equivalent to 1,000 times the world’s total electricity consumption, the scientists claim.
he 328ft (100 metre)-long LFEX device has strategically-placed glass panels that are used to amplify the laser beam. The team were able to produce such a high output by concentrating the power to 1 pico-second, or around a trillionth of a second
While it produced a huge amount of power, the energy required for the beam itself is equivalent to that needed to power a microwave for two seconds.
The team were able to produce such a high output from low energy by only firing the laser beam for 1 pico-second, or a trillionth of a second.
To amplify the beam’s power, energy was applied to strategically-placed glass panels along the 328ft (100 metre)-long LFEX device.
These glass lamps were able focus the beam to boost its energy as it passed through.
In the experiment, energy was applied to glass sections using devices similar to fluorescent lamps. These glass lamps were used to boost the energy of the beam as it passed through
With heated competition in the world to improve the performance of lasers, our goal now is to increase our output to 10 petawatts,’ said the institute’s Junji Kawanaka, an associate professor of electrical engineering at the university To put that into context, according to Popular Science, a 50,000 watt laser successfully took down a drone just a mile away. That 50kW laser was 10 billion times less powerful that the one used in Japan.
Up until today’s announcement, the world has only ever witnessed a 1-pettawatt laser created by the University of Texas, Austin.
Not only did the Japanese laser generate twice as much power, but the team says it also has 100 times as much energy as its Texas rival.
The laser, liked to the Death Star laser in Star Wars, is currently mainly of scientific interest rather than having any real-world purpose.
Details of the experiment have been published in the journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion.
Researchers in Osaka were able to produce a 2-petawatt – or 2 quadrillion-watt – laser beam using the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments (LFEX). This is equivalent to 1,000 times the world’s electricity consumption, causing the laser to be compared to that on the Death Star in Star Wars (pictured)