The History of Earth­quakes In New York Before the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

   The History of Earth­quakes In New YorkBy Meteorologist Michael Gouldrick New York State PUBLISHED 6:30 AM ET Sep. 09, 2020 PUBLISHED 6:30 AM EDT Sep. 09, 2020New York State has a long history of earthquakes. Since the early to mid 1700s there have been over 550 recorded earthquakes that have been centered within the state’s boundary. New York has also been shaken by strong earthquakes that occurred in southeast Canada and the Mid-Atlantic states.

Courtesy of Northeast States Emergency ConsortiumThe largest earthquake that occurred within New York’s borders happened on September 5th, 1944. It was a magnitude 5.9 and did major damage in the town of Massena.A school gymnasium suffered major damage, some 90% of chimneys toppled over and house foundations were cracked. Windows broke and plumbing was damaged. This earthquake was felt from Maine to Michigan to Maryland.Another strong quake occurred near Attica on August 12th, 1929. Chimneys took the biggest hit, foundations were also cracked and store shelves toppled their goods.In more recent memory some of the strongest quakes occurred On April 20th, 2002 when a 5.0 rattled the state and was centered on Au Sable Forks area near Plattsburg, NY.Strong earthquakes outside of New York’s boundary have also shaken the state. On February 5th, 1663 near Charlevoix, Quebec, an estimated magnitude of 7.5 occurred. A 6.2 tremor was reported in Western Quebec on November 1st in 1935. A 6.2 earthquake occurred in the same area on March 1st 1925. Many in the state also reported shaking on August 23rd, 2011 from a 5.9 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia.

Earthquakes in the northeast U.S. and southeast Canada are not as intense as those found in other parts of the world but can be felt over a much larger area. The reason for this is the makeup of the ground. In our part of the world, the ground is like a jigsaw puzzle that has been put together. If one piece shakes, the whole puzzle shakes.In the Western U.S., the ground is more like a puzzle that hasn’t been fully put together yet. One piece can shake violently, but only the the pieces next to it are affected while the rest of the puzzle doesn’t move.In Rochester, New York, the most recent earthquake was reported on March 29th, 2020. It was a 2.6 magnitude shake centered under Lake Ontario. While most did not feel it, there were 54 reports of the ground shaking.So next time you are wondering why the dishes rattled, or you thought you felt the ground move, it certainly could have been an earthquake in New York.Here is a website from the USGS (United Sates Geologic Society) of current earthquakes greater than 2.5 during the past day around the world. As you can see, the Earth is a geologically active planet!Another great website of earthquakes that have occurred locally can be found here.To learn more about the science behind earthquakes, check out this website from the USGS.

More Lies From the Beast from the Sea: Revelation 13

(Newser) – Back in 2007, a Taliban suicide bomber struck at the Bagram air base in Afghanistan and killed 23 people. As it turns out, Vice President Dick Cheney was at the base at the time on an unannounced visit, and while he wasn’t injured, the Taliban said he had been the target. “Absurd,” said the spokesman for US and NATO forces at the time. Now, however, a new book by Washington Postreporter Craig Whitlock says the claim was anything but absurd. In fact, the Taliban came surprisingly close to Cheney that day, according to an excerpt of The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War. Then-Capt. Shawn Dalrymple tells Whitlock that the Taliban had indeed gotten wind of Cheney’s visit. The bomber targeted a convoy leaving the base because he mistakenly thought Cheney was in it, says Dalrymple, who was then in charge of security at the base.

Cheney, however, was scheduled to leave 30 minutes later in a different convoy. “That opened up a lot of eyes into the fact that Bagram was not a safe place,” says Dalrymple. “There was a direct link with the insurgencies.” The close call demonstrated the Taliban’s reach and prowess, writes Whitlock. It also said something about the US, he adds. By “lying about how close the insurgents had come to harming Cheney, the US military sank deeper into a pattern of deceiving the public about many facets of the war, from discrete events to the big picture,” he writes. “What began as selective, self-serving disclosures after the 2001 invasion gradually hardened into willful distortions and, eventually, flat-out fabrications.”

The Iranian Horn Will Respond to Israel’s Attacks

‘We reserve right to respond to Israeli attacks’

TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (MNA) – The secretary-general of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement stressed that Iraqi Resistance reserves the right to respond to Israeli attacks which killed a number of Iraqi Resistance youths.

TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (MNA) – The secretary-general of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement stressed that Iraqi Resistance reserves the right to respond to Israeli attacks which killed a number of Iraqi Resistance youths.

“A number of Iraqi resistance youths were killed by the Israeli attacks, but we reserve the right to respond to Israeli attacks”, secretary-general of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement, a subdivision of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi, said.

Saying that the Zionist regime will not stop targeting Iraq due to religious and ideological factors, Qais Khazali noted that the Zionists consider Iraq as their first enemy and greatest threat.

He reiterated that the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement will stand against the Zionist enemy, saying that the regime is the greatest enemy of the Arab and Muslim nations.

Iran was the first country to recognize the political process when all countries were conspiring against Iraq, he stressed.

“Iran was the only country among the neighboring countries that supported Iraq during the ISIL attack, he said.

Some are putting allegations on Iran, but they are silent towards the crimes of some Persian Gulf countries, he criticized.

According to him, Iraqi Resistance groups are part of the deterrence equation proposed by the Leader of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah.

Zionist regime has bombed Iraqi nuclear reactors and is responsible for all the bad things that are happening in this country, elsewhere he said.

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Concern as the Russian Horn intends to deploy nuclear arms in Crimea: Daniel 7

Concern in Ukraine as Russia intends to deploy nuclear arms in Crimea

Concern in Ukraine as Russia intends to deploy nuclear arms in Crimea

10.08.2021 14:40

Hjump That’s according to Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov, who during his U.S. visit spoke with President of the Jamestown Foundation, Glen Howard, Ukrinform reports citing the ministry’s press service.

“Russia has already de facto occupied the Sea of ​​Azov and totally shifted the balance in the Black Sea, having completely militarized it. We are particularly concerned about Russia’s moves aimed at preparing Crimea for the deployment of nuclear weapons,” Reznikov said.Read also: Crimea is Ukraine”: Blinken at UNSC recalls Russia’s aggressive actions at sea

He added Russia had been using Crimea as a support base for performing military missions in the Middle East and Africa, also affecting the Balkans.

“Now the same thing is happening with Nord Stream 2. The three Baltic states will come under tremendous pressure. Poland is also facing a direct threat. For Ukraine and the Baltic states, this means almost guaranteed escalation, and for the rest of Europe it’s total dependence in the future and guaranteed blackmail,” Reznikov emphasized.

The deputy PM also expressed the need to strengthen sanctions against businesses implementing the project and to prevent its ultimate launch. “It is important to expand the security package for Ukraine. First of all, this is about the expansion of air defense forces, including through the deployment of American troops. Our legislation allows this,” said the deputy prime minister.Read also: Reintegration ministry drafts sanctions against those persecuting Ukraine Church in occupied Crimea

First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar reported on July 6 that Russia had already deployed in the occupied Crimea potential nuclear weapons and is actively building infrastructure for its nukes.

The Nuclear Menace that is coming: Revelation 16

Pictured is an image from a previous Lantern Floating Ceremony in Arcata (Times-Standard file photo)
Pictured is an image from a previous Lantern Floating Ceremony in Arcata (Times-Standard file photo)

My Word | The nuclear menace still hangs over us all

August 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

It is time to Ban the Bomb.

The 39th annual Arcata Lantern Float, commemorating the deaths from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has been cancelled due to the recent surge in COVID. Despite being unable to gather as a community to memorialize those who died in the atomic attacks 76 years ago, we still rededicate our energy to eliminating nuclear weapons.

For the past seven decades, we have been faced by the threat of nuclear holocaust. The severity of the threat has fluctuated, but it has always been there.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, I clearly recall sitting in my school’s multi-purpose room watching the school’s one TV, as the confrontation with the USSR built to a climax. My classmates and I were possessed by fear, conditioned by Cold War media hype and monthly city-wide air raid drills. We all thought that a Soviet nuclear attack was imminent. We would never get to fulfill our hopes and dreams of growing up and living a full life.

That confrontation ended with a secret diplomatic phone conversation between Kennedy and Khrushchev, and further close calls have persisted ever since, some as a result of confrontational policies and some from technical glitches. Future generations should not have to live with this deadly fear.

The threat of nuclear holocaust briefly declined in the 1990s, with the end of the Cold War and with treaties limiting the deployment of nuclear weapons. Now we see policies and news coverage that oppose nuclear diplomacy and demonize Russia and China as threatening adversaries. This has led to increased spending on a “new and improved” nuclear arsenal, which benefits only the military contractors who build the weapons.

As this nuclear buildup occurs, most activist attention is on the very real threat of global warming.

Climate change may kill us all in a matter of decades and certainly occurs because of human choices. Nuclear war can kill us all much more rapidly, and could possibly occur at any moment.

The surest cure for global warming is nuclear winter. A supreme irony. Either one would wipe out life on earth. Both can and must be prevented.

Nuclear weapons create the classic Sword of Damocles. They do not seem to affect our lives, yet hang over us every hour of every day. Maybe not today, but perhaps at any moment, due to unchecked nationalistic power or technical error, they could kill us all.

So as we commemorate the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must also do everything in our power to get rid of nuclear weapons. Humboldt County and Arcata are leaders in these efforts.

After sailing in the South Pacific in the 1950s to block nuclear bomb testing, the Golden Rule sailboat was beached here on Humboldt Bay. With the support of Veterans for Peace Chapter 56, and the generosity of Zerlang boat works and many others, the vessel was rebuilt. Re-launched in 2015, she’s since been sailing the Pacific supporting nuclear weapon abolition, and will soon embark on an educational voyage around the waterways of the eastern United States and the Great Lakes.

Both Arcata and Humboldt County are Nuclear Weapons Free Zones, with Arcata’s ordinance having been approved by voters in 1989. These laws mandate that nuclear weapons contractors may not do business with the local governments or set up operations within their jurisdictions. In 2019 the Arcata City Council approved a resolution calling for the United States to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and adopt a No First Use policy.

As individuals, for the survival and health of future generations, we must urge President Biden and our senators and representatives to support such measures.
The United States must now sign and ratify the United Nations TPNW (https://www.change.org/p/politicians-should-the-federal-government-support-the-tpnw). In 2017, 122 nations voted to create the treaty, and 55 nations have ratified it, so it is technically in force, but no nuclear weapons states have yet joined the treaty.
We all can support a pledge of No First Use of Nuclear Weapons by the U.S. and all countries with nuclear arsenals.

We insist that the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review back off from confrontational language and include a No First Use policy.

We support positive diplomacy with Russia and China, not a new Cold War.

With our awareness of the threat of nuclear war, sparked by the commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must all act to create a nuclear-free, livable, and peaceful world for our children and grandchildren.

Dave Meserve resides in Arcata.

Blinken’s Warning on the Chinese Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

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Blinken’s Warning on China’s Nukes

Its growing ICBM arsenal is finally on the Administration’s radar.

By Aug. 9, 2021 6:35 pm ET

America’s diplomatic differences with China on trade, Taiwan, the South China Sea and much else are familiar. But a new issue may be moving to center stage: Beijing’s historic buildup of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The Friday readout from Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s meeting with leaders of Southeast Asian countries listed some of the long-running U.S. objections to Chinese behavior, then added a new one: “The Secretary also noted deep concern with the rapid growth of the PRC’s nuclear arsenal,” according to a State Department press release. The buildup “highlights how Beijing has sharply deviated from its decades-old nuclear strategy based on minimum deterrence.”

It’s about time this got public attention from a foreign-policy principal. In recent weeks commercial satellite images have made public the existence of what is believed to be China’s vast new array of missile silos in the Gansu and Xinjiang deserts. U.S. military officials have been flagging the Chinese buildup for some time. 

At an April hearing, Adm. Charles Richard, head of U.S. Strategic Command, was asked by Sen. Tom Cotton “just how fast they’re increasing the quantity of their nuclear forces.” Mr. Richard replied that he recently ordered that “any brief that is discussing China that is more than a month old must be updated with our intelligence folks because it’s probably out of date.”

It should come as no surprise that China’s swift military buildup would eventually encompass nuclear as well as conventional weapons. China sees itself as an emerging superpower, with designs on global dominance, and it’s no longer content to have a limited nuclear deterrent comparable to powers like the U.K. The goal appears to be a Cold War-style nuclear force with global reach that could demolish much of an enemy’s nuclear force

The Intolerable Threat of the First Nuclear War: Revelation 8

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The Intolerable Nuclear Threat 76 years after Hiroshima

Redacción Madrid08.08.21

This post is also available in: Spanish

On 6 August 1945 the US military dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. An estimated 70,000 to 80,000 people were killed instantly, in what can be considered the greatest act of terrorism in history. Another 70,000 people were injured, many of whom died in terrible suffering and could not be helped, as 90 per cent of the medical personnel were also killed or injured. Others suffered permanent sequelae from burns and radiation or contracted various types of cancer.

After 76 years, we refuse to believe that a similar tragedy can ever happen again, even though the facts are stark. According to the latest SIPRI figures on the world’s nuclear arsenal, there are 13,080 nuclear weapons with a potential for destruction far greater than the Hiroshima bomb. The United States and Russia have 90 per cent of the world’s arsenal, followed by China, France, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and India with 165 each, Israel and North Korea.

All these nuclear states have programmes to modernise their arsenals, so that by 2020 they exceeded 60 billion Euros. If the number of weapons and the wastefulness of their maintenance and modernisation is worrying, no less so is the fact that 2,000 nuclear warheads are kept on constant alert, which means that they have only a few minutes to make decisions that could be transcendental for humanity.

According to a study reported in El Salto on the simulation of a limited nuclear war between India and Pakistan, the consequences would be catastrophic for the entire planet. In a week of war in which 250 warheads were detonated in their territories, they would cause the immediate death of between 50 and 125 million people. Yet the worst was yet to come. The black smoke would block sunlight from reaching the earth, rapidly lowering temperatures for years to late Ice Age levels, what has been called “nuclear winter”. Reduced sunlight would drastically reduce harvests, causing a severe food crisis with unpredictable consequences for people, animals and plants.

ICAN: the long struggle for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) was founded in 2007. It is the promoter of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, approved by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2007 by 122 votes in favour. That same year she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Despite boycott and pressure from NATO and other nuclear powers not to ratify, the treaty entered into force on 22 January 2021 after being ratified by 50 states.

It prohibits the use, development, testing, production, acquisition, possession and stockpiling of nuclear weapons. It is also illegal to assist, encourage or induce anyone in any way to engage in any activity prohibited in the treaty.

Certainly, definitively averting the nuclear threat to humanity would be a major step forward. The treaty is a good starting point, but only that, as no nuclear-armed country has signed it and it is only binding on those countries that ratify or accede to it.

Despite ICAN’s meetings with Spanish parliamentarians, our government has not yet acceded to the treaty. Does the government think that threat, extortion, nuclear blackmail is a valid form of politics? Does it think that it is licit to end the lives of millions of citizens in the name of any value, divinity or homeland?

It is urgent that in every country it is the citizens who demand that our governments put an end to criminal military policies. As Tica Font says, “The people who inhabit this planet need a clear, effective and binding commitment to nuclear disarmament”.

ICAN is currently made up of around 500 organisations from some 100 countries, including Spain. They are the basis for future awareness campaigns to force their respective governments to sign the Treaty, out of respect for their own population. The fact that other countries have the guarantee that your country will not be a nuclear threat to them becomes, paradoxically, your best defence.

Special mention should be made of the hibakusha (person bombed), the surviving victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They had to endure helplessly witnessing the destruction of their homes, the death of their relatives, their friends, their neighbours, sometimes amidst terrible pain, tearing and deformation. Doubly victimised, they had to endure job and emotional discrimination as if they were responsible for having survived. They soon began to organise themselves to demand aid and treatment from the government.

Their life experience and their determined struggle to prevent the repetition of another nuclear holocaust has been one of ICAN’s major supporters.

From Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) to Mutually Assured Support (MAS)

The military logic of Mutually Assured Destruction responds to a cruel, destructive and vindictive vision of military defence. It does not actually defend us citizens from anything, but exposes us and uses us as hostages. The only thing it guarantees us is that if our enemy (who will it be?) tries and succeeds in destroying us, he will be destroyed too. Thank you, saviours! What a feat, to have succeeded in making the planet uninhabitable!

We can continue to take care of our geraniums, pamper our pets, save for holidays, defend forests and wetlands, build neighbourhood spaces, defend public services, weave networks of solidarity… none of this will be made easier or defended by armies, but they can destroy it as in Hiroshima if we are not able to stop the nuclear escalation.

The fact that there has been no nuclear conflict so far is no guarantee for the future. Indeed, for some analysts, if we do not remedy this, it is only a matter of time before a nuclear confrontation breaks out. We know, despite military secrecy, that there have been critical moments when the first bomb was about to be fired. The short time available to respond heightens the possibility of human error, misinterpretation or miscalculation. Nor is an accident or a deliberate action in the belief that one has an advantage by firing first is out of the question.

We are at a time when the rise of authoritarian regimes, the resurgence of nationalism, the exaltation of patriotic symbols, economic crises and the construction of the enemy as the cause of all evils do not help in the search for good solutions to conflicts between states. Unfortunately, this “All for the Fatherland”, in the name of which so many crimes against humanity have been committed in recent centuries, is once again gaining dangerous momentum.

It takes too much faith to trust the future of humanity to the mental health of our leaders, the rationality of the military or the infallibility of civil servants.

The military logic of “if you want peace, prepare for war” has led us to a dead end. It is the patriarchal logic of violence, exploitation, domination, conquest and subjugation. In its macho version it focuses on women. In its militaristic version, it focuses on territories, wealth and peoples.

We must turn this infernal logic on its head to speak of solidarity, mutual support, trust, justice… and bet on life. Beyond the nuclear threat, we are squandering on military spending what we need to deal with the climate emergency and its consequences, to eradicate hunger and inequality, to restore public services, to weave networks of solidarity and trust between peoples. In short, to guarantee human security for all the inhabitants of the planet.