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timelapse footage traces Central Park through the seasons in two minutes

This incredible timelapse project shows how one of the world's most iconic green spaces is a park for all seasons.  Mesmering footage of Central Park in New York City chronicles how the leafy oasis transforms over the course of a year...   But the project was no mean feat for Tyler Fairbank, who spent two whole years (eight seasons) just shooting the footage.

image from i.dailymail.co.ukWhether it be winter snow in the background, autumnal leaves on the trees, or pedestrians rowing boats in glorious summer sunshine, all can feature in a single frame of Mr Fairbank's flowing video. 

The short final clip features a series of well-known landmarks, changing flawlessly from spring into winter and back again.  Included in the video are Sheep Meadow's open playing field, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and the historic Gapstow Bridge set against the Manhattan skyline.

'The Seasons of Central Park chronicles the incredible seasonal and atmospheric changes that take place every year throughout Central Park,' said Mr Fairbank, aged 28.


Private island off Sicily with 17th century watch tower hits the market for 2 million

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A rugged private island off the coast of Sicily that boasts a 17th-century watch tower and medieval ruins has hit the market for £1.7million.

The island, called Isola delle Femmine, is an uninhabited, wild 37-acre atoll, almost 1,000 feet from the mainland, close to the city of Palermo.   It is located within a protected marine park that is a hit with both scuba divers and snorkellers due to its vibrant marine life and the ancient Roman relics that lie on the sea bed. The island's focal point is a watch tower on top of a grassy hill that had been part of a defense network around Sicily against pirates.  The building has been abandoned, but the agent listing the island, Romolini Immobiliare, says there is scope to fully restore it.

Other features of the island include ancient Greek and Roman stones as well as a private beach.  Its name translates into English as 'island of women' as legend has it that 13 Turkish criminal maidens were cast adrift on the island as punishment for their bad behaviour.  The island is being sold by Italian countess Paola Pilo Bacci, whose family have owned the land since the 1600s.  She is selling up as the family no longer use it for holidays.

image from i.dailymail.co.ukThe island had at first been put on the market for over £3million (3.5 US) but the asking price has now been lowered to interest more buyers.  Agent Riccardo Romolini, who is marketing the property, told CNN Travel: 'The price at first was €3.5million (£3million) but given nobody showed up we've now lowered it to a flexible range between €1 and €3million (£857,000 and £2.5million), open to offers and negotiations.

'Anywhere close to €2 million (£1.7million) we'd be very interested.'

In the listing, the agent also suggests that the island could be the perfect 'trophy asset'. 


Probiotics may DAMAGE your stomach

1Good gut bacteria in probiotic yoghurts could evolve in the stomach and become harmful, scientists fear.

The bacteria are marketed as being beneficial for our digestive system and, in the process, improve our health.     But in a study on mice, bacteria in the probiotics ate the protective coating of their intestines - which can lead to irritable bowel syndrome.   They also showed a level of antibiotic resistance, a growing threat to humanity that is considered as severe as terrorism.    Scientists said the probiotics appeared to evolve the most in unhealthy stomachs, working against them rather than improving them.  

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, led Dr Gautam Dantas, studied a stain of bacteria called E. coli Nissle 1917 (EcN).   It has been used to combat diarrhoea for a long time - especially in children - after being discovered over 100 years ago.  The researchers used mice with different gut microbiomes. One had no gut bacteria at all, while the others had various healthy and unhealthy guts.   MORE


BUSH 41 Had a Mistress Book Claims

Barbara Bush was so devastated and humiliated over George's affair with aide she

Former First Lady and family matriarch Barbara Bush was once described as 'a silver-haired pearl draped howitzer'. But a combination of blows in her life in the mid-seventies sent her spiraling into a depression that almost led to her taking her own life. Among the causes of her despair was a woman who would stay by her husband George's side for more than 12 years. Her name was Jennifer Fitzgerald (circled in main, sitting beside George and in front of Barbara in 1975) and she was his aide – and according to some, his mistress, reveals Susan Page, author of The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty out next Tuesday. When George was assigned to head the embattled CIA in 1975, Barbara 'fell into darkness'. 'Barbara Bush found herself falling into the worst personal crisis she had faced since daughter Robin had died more than two decades earlier,' writes Page. 'Overwhelmed by pain and loneliness, she contemplated suicide. She would pull over to the side of the road until the impulse to plow into a tree or drive into the path of an oncoming car had passed'. Barbara is pictured with George in 1987, bottom left, and in 1978, top right. 


Great balls of fire! Shocking moment vintage Cadillac goes up in flames

 

This is the shocking moment a vintage Cadillac went up in flames and rolled down a hill before crashing into a nearby front yard.

In footage captured yesterday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, two friends who were supposed to take the car out for a drive when they noticed smoke coming from under the bonnet.

They jumped out of the car before suddenly caught flame and grew into a blazing fire.

The fire department arrived and hosed the car down but moments into the dousing, the brakes burned according to the person recording and the car rolled down the hill
The fire department arrived and hosed the car down but moments into the dousing, the brakes burned according to the person recording and the car rolled down the hill
In footage captured yesterday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, two friends who were supposed to take the car out for a drive when they noticed smoke coming from under the bonnet

The fire department arrived and hosed the car down but moments into the dousing, the brakes burned according to the person recording and the car rolled down the hill.


Trump orders agencies to prepare for potential EMP attacks

The Plain Truth has been on this for years. An EMP strike could kill millions!

TimerunningoutPresident Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday ordering federal agencies to take steps to protect the country from potential electromagnetic pulses.

The order calls on federal agencies to coordinate in preparations to prevent and react to an electronic pulse, or EMP, which is a blast of electromagnetic energy that can damage the U.S. electric grid and other infrastructure.

“Today’s Executive Order — the first ever to establish a comprehensive policy to improve resilience to EMPs — is one more example of how the Administration is keeping its promise to always be vigilant against present dangers and future threats,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

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The Three Mile Island nuclear accident 40 years ago

Washington (AFP) - The 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island power plant, the worst in US history, claimed no lives but provoked an outcry over the country's nuclear electricity program.

Caused by mechanical, design and human errors, the partial meltdown registered a five on the International Nuclear Event Scale that peaks at seven, the rate given to the Chernobyl (1989) and Fukushima (2011) disasters.

Here is a rundown of what happened on March 28, 1979 at one of the two reactors at the Three Mile Island Generating Station in eastern Pennsylvania.

- Early morning alert -

An alert was declared at 4:00 am after a fairly minor malfunction in the water reactor's cooling system that was linked to a filter.   MORE


Melting glaciers are exposing the bodies of dead climbers on Mount Everest

Melting glaciers on Mount Everest are exposing the bodies of hundreds of climbers who have died while trying to scale the peak. 

Almost 300 people are thought to have died on the 29,000-ft mountain and many of their bodies are extremely well preserved in the cold climate - even decades after they died. 

Many are still buried under the Himalayan ice but mountaineering experts believe global warming is starting to reveal them. 

As this year's spring climbing season begins, some of the bodies are now being removed from the Chinese side of the slopes, BBC News reported. 

Melting glaciers on Mount Everest (file photo) are exposing the bodies of hundreds of climbers who have died while trying to scale the peak over the decades

A study in 2015 warned that up to 99 per cent of glaciers in the Everest region could have gone by the turn of the 22nd century. 

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Retired Army General Warns of ‘Balkanization’ in U.S. Military

FOREWORD:  The United States is a nation that is talked about extensively in the Bible; and the future is not that good.  We are eventually going to break up and become a captive nation (see who we are), here is yet another headline from today's news showing us that God's words will come true.

image from media.breitbart.comFROM BREITBART.COM.    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland was at an event in Washington this week to discuss his experience training Iraqi and Syrian militaries. But he ended up delivering a warning for the U.S. military: “Identity politics is a cancer.”

It was a surprising comment given that retired generals typically do not weigh in on politics, but also since the topic of his discussion, hosted by the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, was “Building Better Arab Forces.”

During the discussion, MacFarland spoke of navigating cultural and religious differences in trying to rebuild an Iraqi military in the wake of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s offensive in 2014.

But during the Q and A portion of the discussion, he was asked by an audience member to weigh in on how politics and polarization of the country was affecting the U.S. military.

MacFarland replied:

My last job in the Army — I was the deputy commander for Training and Doctrine Command, so all the recruiting, and all the initial entry training was under Training and Doctrine Command, and it is something that we do focus on. We call it ‘soldierization.’ We assimilate people into the Army, and teach them what it’s like to be part of a cohesive whole.

And many people come from — well soldiers come from all walks of life and we bring them all together, and it’s remarkable that after basic training or their initial training, how acculturated they become. I mean we used to talk about the melting pot in schools in America. I don’t know if we still do anymore. My guess is we don’t.

And I mean I just heard a statistic recently that about 80 percent of American kids consider themselves as just plain old Americans before they enter high school, and about two-thirds of them about halfway through college become hyphenated-Americans.

We remove those hyphens in the Army, in the military. You know, ‘You’re a soldier, next question.’ You know, we all wear the same patch on our right shoulder — the American flag. And that’s what it’s all about.

And that’s a process that most armies do not go really through. You probably don’t have to go through it in some armies where everybody is mono-linguistic, mono-ethnic, or whatever, you know, Finland, or some place like that. But in the United States we do. They should go through it in Arab armies, but they don’t. And that’s a significant difference.

Is it getting harder in the U.S. military to assimilate everybody and get everybody on the same — playing for the same team? Yea, it is. Identity politics is a cancer. And an army is a reflection of its society. And we have seen what Balkanization looks like. I’ve been in the Balkans multiple times and in Afghanistan and Iraq. And it’s a dangerous path that we’ve moving along, and eventually it’s going to become too hard for us to fix in the military.


‘HIGHLY PROFITABLE SCAM’: SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER ‘RIPPING OFF DONORS,’ FORMER STAFFER SAYS

Most Charities and NON PROFITS are Frauds!   Read this. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a “highly profitable scam” that “never lived up to the values it espoused,” according to former SPLC staffer Bob Moser.

The New Yorker on Thursday published a scathing essay from Moser, now a Rolling Stone reporter, accusing the left-wing non-profit of “ripping off donors” while turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and racial discrimination within its own ranks.

The SPLC fired co-founder Morris Dees on March 13 over unspecified conduct issues.

The SPLC announced Dees’ firing after roughly two dozen SPLC employees previously signed a letter to the organization’s leadership expressing their alarm at “allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism,” The Los Angeles Times reported.

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Morris Dees, founder, Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks onstage during Investigation Discovery’s Hate in America panel as part of the Discovery Communications portion of This is Cable Television Critics Association Winter Tour at Langham Hotel on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“The firing of Dees has flushed up all the uncomfortable questions again. Were we complicit, by taking our paychecks and staying silent, in ripping off donors on behalf of an organization that never lived up to the values it espoused? Did we enable racial discrimination and sexual harassment by failing to speak out?” Moser asked in his article.

One of Moser’s former colleagues answered in the affirmative.

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Jack the Ripper finally unmasked using DNA

A blood-covered shawl found at one of the horrific murder scenes is believed to contain DNA from both a butchered victim and that of the infamous serial killer

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Scientific evidence is now said to point to Polish barber Aaron Kosminski

JACK the Ripper who stalked London more than 130 years ago was a demon barber with a taste for human flesh, according to startling new scientific evidence.

A blood-covered shawl found at one of the murder scenes is believed to contain DNA from both butchered victim Catherine Eddowes and the world's most infamous serial killer.

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Vaccines and Autism: Why the Debate Still Rages

The Plain Truth about the Government's coverup of vaccines...    

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Vaccines and Autism: Why the Debate Still Rages

  • This post updates a widely-circulated article published at CBSNews.com in 2007: “Vaccines and autism: Why the debate rages.”
  • This article doesn’t attempt to settle the vaccine-autism debate. It is a resource for information that’s otherwise largely censored or difficult to find in one place.
     

The U.S. government’s position on vaccine safety and autism varies depending on where you look.

It is unsurprising that many Americans are confused about the U.S. government’s position on an alleged vaccine-autism link. Government officials and scientists have come down firmly — on both sides of the question.

The Centers for Disease Control website states unequivocally “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism,” “There is no link between vaccines and autism,” and “Vaccine ingredients do not cause autism.” (Read the CDC info here.)

Additionally, public health officials, vaccine industry advocates and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) — which will not disclose the total amount of vaccine industry funding it receives– often refer to a vaccine-autism link as a “myth.” (Read examples of testimony here.)

However, numerous government officials, testimony and court cases directly contradict these stances. Here are four examples.

1. CDC’s pro-vaccine head of immunization safety Dr. Frank DeStefano says vaccine-autism link is not a “myth.”

In a telephone interview, I posed this question to the CDC’s pro-vaccine Director of Immunization Safety, Dr. Frank DeStefano:

Attkisson: “Can I say the CDC’s position is that if anybody thinks there’s [vaccine-autism link] anymore, it’s a myth? It’s all been disproven?”

CDC’s DeStefano: “Wouldn’t say it’s a myth…”

It is significant that CDC’s top immunization safety official does not consider a vaccine-autism link to be a debunked “myth” amid widespread media efforts to convince the public that it is.


'Science does not kill God'

Physicist Marcelo Gleiser is awarded $1.4 MILLION

'Atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method'

Brazilian theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser has been given the Templeton Prize for demonstrating that science and religion are not enemies.  The award, one of the world's richest annual awards at $1.4 million (£1mn) recognises outstanding contributions to 'affirming life's spiritual dimension'.

The physics and astronomy professor, who specialises in cosmology, is the first Latin American to win the award, the John Templeton Foundation said in a statement.

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The annual Templeton Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to 'affirming life's spiritual dimension,' was awarded to Brazilian Marcelo Gleiser -a theoretical physicist dedicated to demonstrating science and religion are not enemies

Gleiser, 60,  does not believe in God, but refuses to write off the possibility of God's existence completely.   MORE


Abortion body parts: Not just for medical research

image from www.wnd.comStem cells derived from aborted fetuses are used in the U.S. for food and cosmetic research, with one San Francisco-based beauty company notoriously incorporating cell lines in many of its products, including anti-aging face and eye creams.

Some of those creams received awards in recent months from popular U.S. entertainment magazines Elle and InStyle.

Earlier this week, an anti-abortion activist group released an online video that it claims evidences methods in which Planned Parenthood not only sells fetal organs for a profit – a felony in the U.S. – but even alters standard abortion practices in order to preserve fetal organs.

Planned Parenthood denied the accusations, saying it does not sell the human tissue but instead donates the tissue to scientific research while only being reimbursed for expenses, which the group maintains is legal.

The abortion group’s spokesman, Eric Ferrero, told reporters Planned Parenthood harvested the tissue “with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards.”

The California anti-abortion group, Center for Medical Progress, which released a nearly 3-hour long undercover video, charged “Planned Parenthood’s criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest levels of their organization.”

The issue clearly has reinvigorated the debate about abortion and stem cell research using tissue harvested from aborted fetuses.

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Nigerian Muslim Militants Kill 120 Christians in Three Weeks

Where are the crying media stories about this tragedy?  Politicians, Press and most only care about Muslims being killed - not the other way around - something that happens 100-1!

Nigerian Muslim Militants Kill 120 Christians in Three Weeks

 

Coffins are prepared for burial during a funeral service for 17 worshippers and two priests, who were allegedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, at Ayati-Ikpayongo in Gwer East district of Benue State, north-central Nigeria on May 22, 2018. - Two Nigerian priests and 17 worshippers have been buried, nearly a month …
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The recent death toll of Christians in Nigeria has reached 120 with this week’s slaughter of more than 50 by Fulani Muslim militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria, the Christian Postreported.

The Fulani jihadists, who have become a greater threat to Nigerian Christians than the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, stormed the villages of Inkirimi, Dogonnoma, and Ungwan Gora in the Kajuru Local Government Area last Monday, destroying 143 homes, killing 52 people, and wounding dozens more.

The assailants reportedly split into three groups, the first of which fired upon the people, the second set fire to buildings, and the third chased down people fleeing from the scene. Victims of the assault included women and children.  MORE


Personal Secrets You Never Knew about Apollo 11

Buzz Aldrin shown standing beside the US flag (Image: SSPL via Getty Images)

This is definitely worth the read!

Neil Armstrong climbed out of the lunar module simulator at NASA HQ after a particularly harrowing practice session for the upcoming Apollo 11 moon landing, promptly lit up a cigarette and announced, "Well, that's my one cigarette for the year."

"It was the only time anyone saw him smoke anything but the occasional cigar," says author Jim Donovan, whose new book Shoot For The Moon contains the definitive account of that momentous mission.

"When the primitive Apollo Guidance Computer - with just 72kB of memory and a processing speed millions of times slower than today's average smartphone - began to blare alarms at 40,000 feet it took incredible skill on the part of the controllers not to abort the entire mission."

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The Amazing Camel and It's Creator

What an amazing animal! God did some very special engineering from the git-go! None of this "grocery store" new and improved nonsense. He got it entirely right the first time.

(From Moody Press)

If you ever doubted that God exists, Meet the Very Technical, Highly Engineered Dromedary Camel.

When I'm hungry, I'll eat almost anything-A leather bridle, a piece of rope, my master's tent, Or a pair of shoes.

My mouth is so tough a thorny cactus doesn't bother it. I love to chow down grass and other plants That grow here on the Arabian desert.

I'm a dromedary camel, the one-hump kind That lives on hot deserts in the Middle East.

My hump, all eighty pounds of it, Is filled with fat-my body fuel-not water as some people believe. My Mighty Maker gave it to me because He knew I wouldn't always be able to find food As I travel across the hot sands. When I don't find any chow, my body automatically Takes fat from the hump, feeds my system, And keeps me going strong. This is my emergency food supply.

If I can't find any plants to munch, my body uses up my hump. When the hump gets smaller, it starts to tip to one side. But when I get to a nice oasis and begin to eat again, My hump soon builds back to normal.

I've been known to drink twenty-seven gallons of water in ten minutes. My Master Designer made me in such a fantastic way that In a matter of minutes all the water I've swallowed Travels to the billions of microscopic cells that make up my flesh.

Naturally, the water I swallow first goes into my stomach. There thirsty blood vessels absorb and carry it to every part of my body. Scientists have tested my stomach and found it empty Ten minutes after I've drunk twenty gallons.

In an eight hour day I can carry a four hundred pound load A hundred miles across a hot, dry desert And not stop once for a drink or something to eat. In fact, I've been known to go eight days without a drink, But then I look a wreck. I lose 227 pounds, my ribs show through my skin, And I look terribly skinny. But I feel great! I look thin because the billions of cells lose their water. They're no longer fat. They're flat.

Normally my blood contains 94 percent water, just like yours. But when I can't find any water to drink, The heat of the sun gradually robs a little water out of my blood. Scientists have found that my blood can lose up to 40 percent of its water, and I'm still healthy.

Doctor's say human blood has to stay very close to 94 percent water. If you lose 5 percent of it, you can't see anymore; 10 percent, you can't Hear and you go insane; 12 percent, your blood is as thick as molasses And your heart can't pump the thick stuff. It stops, and you're dead.

But that's not true with me. Why? Scientists say my blood is different. My red cells are elongated. Yours are round. Maybe that's what makes the difference.

This proves I'm designed for the desert, Or the desert is designed for me. Did you ever hear of a design without a Designer?

After I find a water hole, I'll drink for about ten minutes And my skinny body starts to change almost immediately. In that short time my body fills out nicely, I don't look skinny anymore, And I gain back the 227 pounds I lost.

Even though I lose a lot of water on the desert, My body conserves it too. Way in the beginning when my intelligent Engineer made me, He gave me a specially designed nose that saves water. When I exhale, I don't lose much. My nose traps that warm, moist air from my lungs And absorbs it in my nasal membranes.

Tiny blood vessels in those membranes take that back into my blood. How's that for a recycling system? Pretty cool, isn't it. It works because my nose is cool. My cool nose changes that warm moisture in the air From my lungs into water.

But how does my nose get cool? I breath in hot dry desert air, And it goes through my wet nasal passages. This produces a cooling effect, and my nose stays as much as 18 degrees cooler than the rest of my body.

I love to travel the beautiful sand dunes. It's really quite easy, because My Creator gave me specially engineered sand shoes for feet. My hooves are wide, and they get even wider when I step on them. Each foot has two long, bony toes with tough, leathery skin between my soles, are a little like webbed feet.

They won't let me sink into the soft, drifting sand. This is good, because often my master wants me to carry him one hundred miles across the desert in just one day. (I troop about ten miles per hour.)

Sometimes a big windstorm comes out of nowhere, bringing flying sand with it. My Master Designer put special muscles in my nostrils that close the openings, keeping sand out of my nose but still allowing me enough air to breathe.

My eyelashes arch down over my eyes like screens, keeping the sand and sun out but still letting me see clearly. If a grain of sand slips through and gets in my eye, the Creator took care of that too. He gave me an inner eyelid that automatically wipes the sand off my eyeball just like a windshield wiper.

Some people think I'm conceited because I always walk around with my head held high and my nose in the air.

But that's just because of the way I'm made. My eyebrows are so thick and bushy I have to hold my head high to peek out from underneath them. I'm glad I have them though. They shade my eyes from the bright sun.

Desert people depend on me for many things. Not only am I their best form of transportation, but I'm also their grocery store. Mrs. Camel gives very rich milk that people make into butter and cheese. I shed my thick fur coat once a year, and that can be woven into cloth. A few young camels are used for beef, but I don't like to talk about that.

For a long time we camels have been called the "ships of the desert" because of the way we sway from side to side when we trot. Some of our riders get seasick.

I sway from side to side because of the way my legs work. Both legs on one side move forward at the same time, elevating that side. My "left, right left, right" motion makes my rider feel like he is in a rocking chair going sideways.

When I was six months old, special knee pads started to grow on my front legs. The intelligent Creator knew I had to have them. They help me lower my 1000 pounds to the ground.

If I didn't have them, my knees would soon become sore and infected, and I could never lie down. I'd die of exhaustion.

By the way, I don't get thick knee pads because I fall on my knees. I fall on my knees because I already have these tough pads. Someone very great thought of me and knew I needed them. He designed them into my genes.

It's real difficult for me to understand how some people say I evolved into what I now am. I'm very technical, highly engineered dromedary camel. Things like me don't just happen.

They're planned on a drawing board by Someone very brilliant, Someone very logical.

John 1:1 says,
"In the beginning was the Word.
And the Word was with God,
and the Word was God."


#MAGA Church: The Doomsday Prophet Who Says the Bible Predicted Trump

God Bless America

Just a note:  The United States, many of the peoples of Western Europe, and Canada and Australia are made up of the peoples of ancient Israel.  The "Lost Ten Tribes."   Many do not know that the Jews are not Israel!  Jews are one tribe, and their nation is called Judah!   Look it up for yourselves.  Every prophecy in the Bible the mentions ISRAEL, is not one concerning the Jewish people!  Those prophecies were meant for our Nation!  God does watch over us, because of a promise He gave to Abraham and Jacob...   It has NOTHING to do with our Godliness- it has to do with a promise made 3,000 years ago..   Read:   The Number “13” and the United States! We are lost Israel!

On a Sunday morning at Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, N.J., a bearded pastor named Jonathan Cahn stood on an elevated platform, gazing over a full house. Stage lights shifted from blue to white as the backing band played a drifting melody. Two men hoisted curled rams’ horns and let out long blasts.

“Some of you have been saying you want to live in biblical times,” Mr. Cahn said, pacing behind a lectern. Then he spread his hands wide. “Well, you are.”

Sitting at the end of a sleepy drive an hour from Manhattan, Beth Israel may look like any common suburban church. But the center has a highly unusual draw. Every weekend, some 1,000 congregants gather for the idiosyncratic teachings of the church’s celebrity pastor, an entrepreneurial doomsday prophet who claims that President Trump’s rise to power was foretold in the Bible.

Mr. Cahn is tapping into a belief more popular than may appear.

A recent Fox News poll found one in four Americans believe “God wanted Donald Trump to become president.” Celebrities like the televangelist Paula White and Franklin Graham have boosted the idea. The president’s own press secretary suggested as much in a January interview. And on the opening day of the Conservative Political Action Conference this month, the millionaire businessman Michael Lindell took to the stage and declared President Trump “chosen by God.”

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Earth Will Only Have 12 Hours To Prepare For Massive Solar Storm

On August 1, 2010, almost the entire Earth-fac...On August 1, 2010, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity. This image shows many different aspects of the news-making solar event. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Plain Truth has been warning about Solar Storms for many years now- here is our story from 2014

 

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Trains will be disrupted, power will go out, satellite signals will go wonky - that’s what we have to look forward to when the sun next has a melt down, and we’re unlikely to get more than 12 hours warning. 

In a new government document, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has laid out its Space Weather Preparedness Strategy, outlining the risks of unsettled space weather as well as what it plans to do about them.

The document explains that the worst case scenario is a ‘coronal mass ejection’ - huge eruptions on the sun which cause parts of its corona to detach. The corona is the pearly glow around the sun that you can only usually see during a total solar eclipse, made up of plasma and rarefied gases. 

The worst case scenario is based on the Carrington event of 1859, which caused solar-flare related x-rays and radiation storms. In 2015, a similar event could cause the national grid to fail, satellite operations to shut down, increased radiation on flights and upset to electronic systems.

The report suggests that there are three things the country needs to do to prepare for such an event: improve alerts and warnings, update power and communication infrastructure with failsafe backups and have a plan in place to deal with the effects should they come to pass. 

As for you: the advice from the government is to prepare yourself for a solar event just as you would for any other natural hazards like floods and storms. 


Want to turn off the internet? It could happen if a solar storm hits the Earth

It's happened before and it could happen again.

Roughly 2,700 years ago, an unusually powerful solar storm swept past the Earth, scientists announced in a new study. Though it had little to no impact on people in that long ago, pre-industrial and pre-technological world, such an event today would cause widespread power outages along with potentially disastrous communication and navigation failures.

The solar storm, which was in 660 B.C., was about 10 times stronger than any known event in the past 70 years, study lead author Raimund Muscheler said.

A solar storm of that strength would be "a threat to modern society in terms of communication and navigation systems, space technologies and commercial aircraft operations,” the study said.

Scientists studied ancient ice in Greenland to uncover clues about previous solar storms. Looking at an ice core that dated as far back as 100,000 years, researchers found radioactive isotopes that indicated a very powerful solar storm 2,700 years ago.

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Leno laments today's late-night shows: 'Everyone has to know your politics'

Former NBC "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno said Tuesday that he doesn't miss hosting a late-night show and lamented that “everyone has to know your politics” now during an interview with NBC's Al Roker.

"Do you miss being on the show, or is it such a different time that it would be hard to do?" "Today Show" host Roker asked Leno.

"No, it’s different. I don’t miss it. You know, everything now is, if people don’t like your politics, they — everyone has to know your politics," Leno replied.

"I kind of used Johnny’s model. People couldn’t figure out. 'Well, you and your Republican friends' or 'Well, Mr. Leno, you and your Democratic buddies.' And I would get hate mail from both sides equally," Leno said, referring to his predecessor at "The Tonight Show," Johnny Carson.

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Feds Report Millennials Face $1 Trillion in Debt, Majority Is Student Loans

And Moron's in the Democratic Party want the debt as high as $93 Trillion MORE!

Young Americans are facing the highest debt levels in more than ten years, adding up to $1 trillion among 19 to 29-year-olds at the end of 2018.

1That debt is the highest in the youngest adult group since 2007, according to the New York Federal Reserve Consumer Debt Panel.  The majority of that debt for these Millennials is student loans.

Fortune Magazine reported on the debt and explained how it is impacting spending habits of this demographic based on a University of Michigan survey released last week.

Younger adults— those under age 35—have reduced their spending compared with previous generations possibly because of weakened job prospects, delayed marriage, and educational debt.

Policy makers have recognized that lower spending limits economic growth. As a result, a number of policies to boost younger adults spending such as forgiving student debt have entered the political arena, according to Richard Curtin, director of the University of Michigan consumer survey.

Student loans make up the majority of the $1,005,000,000,000 owed by this cohort, followed by mortgage debt. New mortgages among young adults today remain quite a bit below levels incurred in the early 2000s. 

Although mortgage debt represents the vast majority of overall consumer debt, student loan debt is growing at a faster pace, Fortune reported.

“Since 2009, mortgage debt increased 3.2 percent while student loan debt grew 102 percent,” Fortune reported.

Student loans debt has now surpassed home equity revolving debt, car loans, and credit card debt.

At the end of 2018 “auto loans were the third largest portion of debt composition in the U.S. followed by credit card debt. Overall consumer debt reached a record $13.5 trillion,” Fortune reported.

Another issue facing young Americans is those who become delinquent on student loan payments — the 90-plus days late for student loans is higher than any other loan category.

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The sad decline of the local newspaper industry

Why bother read the local paper that is actually owned by someone in another state and hates it's readers!

The Daily Guide's former offices are now up for sale after the paper was closed

Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns on a digital recorder. The earplug in his left ear is attached to a police scanner in his pants pocket.

He wears a tie; Maurina insists upon professionalism.

He is the press — in its entirety.

Maurina, who posts his work to Facebook, is the only person who has come to the Pulaski County courthouse to tell residents what their commissioners are up to, the only one who will report on their deliberations — specifically, their discussions about how to satisfy the Federal Emergency Management Agency so it will pay to repair a road inundated during a 2013 flood.

Last September, Waynesville became a statistic. With the shutdown of its newspaper, the Daily Guide, this town of 5,200 people in central Missouri’s Ozark hills joined more than 1,400 other cities and towns across the U.S. to lose a newspaper over the past 15 years, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the University of North Carolina.

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Drug company hired ex-stripper to increase sales: witness

Alec Burlakoff, onetime vice president of sales at Insys Therapeutics Inc., said he met Sunrise Lee at the strip club where she worked and recruited her because he thought she would have the “ability and the willingness and the desire to talk to physicians and speak with them about the quid pro quo.”

After hiring Lee, Burlakoff said executives received an anonymous email about topless photos of Lee that were posted online. Burlakoff said Lee kept her job after agreeing to take the photos down.

Lee’s lawyer, Peter Horstmann, repeatedly objected to the introduction of the salacious testimony. Horstmann said after jurors left for the day that he plans to move for a mistrial.

The judge has prohibited attorneys on both sides of the case from talking to the media.   MORE