The Snares of Usury: Mega-Church Foreclosures

Jesus drove the money-changers out of the temple—NOW they own it!

“You shall not charge interest to your brother — interest on money or food or anything that is lent out at interest.
“To a foreigner you may charge interest, but to your brother you shall not charge interest, that the LORD your God may bless you in all to which you set your hand in the land which you are entering to possess.” -Deuteronomy 23:19,20

“Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste, Distorts its surface And scatters abroad its inhabitants.
And it shall be: As with the people, so with the priest; As with the servant, so with his master; As with the maid, so with her mistress; As with the buyer, so with the seller; As with the lender, so with the borrower; As with the creditor, so with the debtor. The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered, For the LORD has spoken this word.” -Isaiah 24:1-3

Banks Foreclosing on Churches in Record Numbers

Banks are foreclosing on America’s churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data.

The surge in church foreclosures represents a new wave of distressed property seizures triggered by the 2008 financial crash, analysts say, with many banks no longer willing to grant struggling religious organizations forbearance.

Since 2010, 270 churches have been sold after defaulting on their loans, with 90 percent of those sales coming after a lender-triggered foreclosure, according to the real estate information company CoStar Group.

In 2011, 138 churches were sold by banks, an annual record, with no sign that these religious foreclosures are abating, according to CoStar. That compares to just 24 sales in 2008 and only a handful in the decade before.

The church foreclosures have hit all denominations across America, black and white, but with small to medium size houses of worship the worst. Most of these institutions have ended up being purchased by other churches.

The highest percentage have occurred in some of the states hardest hit by the home foreclosure crisis: California, Georgia, Florida and Michigan.

“Churches are among the final institutions to get foreclosed upon because banks have not wanted to look like they are being heavy handed with the churches,” said Scott Rolfs, managing director of Religious and Education finance at the investment bank Ziegler.

Church defaults differ from residential foreclosures. Most of the loans in question are not 30-year mortgages but rather commercial loans that typically mature after just five years when the full balance becomes due immediately.

Its common practice for banks to refinance such loans when they come due. But banks have become increasingly reluctant to do that because of pressure from regulators to clean up their balance sheets, said Rolfs.

“A lot of these loans were given when the properties were evaluated at a certain level in 2005 or 2006,” Rolfs said. “Banks have had to reappraise the value of these properties, whether it’s a church or a commercial office building. Values have gone down, so the loans cannot continue in the same form.”

The factors leading to the boom in church foreclosures will sound familiar to many private homeowners evicted from their properties in recent years.

During the property boom, many churches took out additional loans to refurbish or enlarge, often with major lenders or with the Evangelical Christian Credit Union, which was particularly aggressive in lending to religious institutions.

Then after the financial crash, many churchgoers lost their jobs, donations plunged, and often, so did the value of the church building.

CONGREGATIONS IN TROUBLE

Solid Rock Christian Church near Memphis, Tennessee, took out a $2.9 million loan with the Evangelical Christian Credit Union at the beginning of 2008, to construct a new, 2,000 seat, 34,000 square-foot building to house its growing congregation.

In the middle of construction, the economy crashed. The church raided its savings to finish the project, but ended up defaulting on the loan.

The ECCU foreclosed and put the church up for auction.

“We are still fighting this,” a church spokesman told Reuters. “We have filed for bankruptcy to stop this foreclosure and to restructure our debt.”

At the iconic Charles Street African American Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, churchgoers and clergy accuse the bank of being unwilling to negotiate.

The church is being threatened with foreclosure and a March 22 auction by its lender OneUnited bank, America’s largest black-owned bank.

The bank says the church, which was founded in 1818 and played a major role in the anti-slavery movement, has defaulted on a $1.1 million balloon loan that came due in December 2011.

A balloon loan is a long-term loan, often a mortgage, that has a large, or balloon, payment due upon maturity. They often have very low interest payments and require little capital outlay during the life of the loan due to the large end payment.

The church is also involved in separate litigation with OneUnited involving a 2006 loan of $3.6 million that financed the refurbishment of two buildings into a community center.

“We want to refinance and we want to pay. It’s doable, we have the means to do it but we can only do it if they actually sit down and talk to us,” said the Rev. Gregory G. Groover Snr, the church’s pastor.

Groover said the church did not default by missing monthly payments, but is in trouble because the loan ballooned.

“We don’t have a million dollars to pay off the loan. I don’t know what church does. The idea of auctioning off a church is senseless,” he said.

In a statement provided to Reuters, OneUntied said it was not its practice to discuss the details of “any discreet customer relationship”.

“It is not the practice of the Bank to exercise collection remedies including foreclosure in the absence of good cause. We trust the community will not rush to judgment without full knowledge of all the facts,” it said.

Axel Adams, an Atlanta, Georgia official with the Rainbow PUSH coalition, the civil rights and economic justice organization led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, said he had seen a “tremendous increase” in churches facing foreclosure.

“And some pastors have not notified their congregants,” Adams said. “They are fearful that if they do, they will lose congregants prematurely.”

Flat Rock Church in Lithonia, Georgia, which dates back to 1860, took out an $850,000 balloon loan with Sun Trust Bank in 2005 to fund a new 300-seat church.

In May 2010 the loan became due. The bank foreclosed and the church is due to be auctioned off next month.

“The bank has refused to negotiate and to this day I just don’t know why,” said Binita Miles, the church pastor.

A spokesman for Sun Trust said: “We view foreclosure as an action of last resort. We have been working for several years to address the issue with the client in hopes of avoiding foreclosure.”

There are more than 300,000 churches in the United States.

“The church foreclosure market isn’t anything extraordinary,” said Rolfs. “It’s simply another byproduct of the credit bubble.”

SOURCE here. Written by Tim Reid, Reuters, LA

 

Report on the Google Malware Blocks of Threshing Floor

BACK UP WEBSITE

For those who wish to avoid the clicking through of Google Malware warnings, we have set up a backup site here: http://randymaugans.com/ until the Google embargo is lifted. I will cross-post any new shows and posts there, as well as the other sites.


YOU MADE IT!

If you are reading this, then you clicked through the WARNING screens from Google…you trusted us!

Threshing Floor has been the victim of  cyber-terrorism, wherein small websites are held hostage by LARGE CORPORATIONS which now control the internet. It seems that a malicious, off-shore hacker succeeded in embedding code into our WordPress system, which has resulted in link forwarding activity that could, in fact, be a vector for malware risks to unprotected computers. I APOLOGIZE  to anyone who may have suffered as result of this criminal activity.

FACT: our servers did not, at any time host any actual virus or malware bots, agents, or software. This was an exploit of weaknesess in the WordPress software we currently use for the site’s content.

FACT: Google acted in a heavy-handed manner and has “tagged” all websites related to Threshing Floor, including the very secure servers of our PodoMatic site, effectively shutting down traffic to our sites.

FACT: Google LIES! We were NEVER notified of any such detection of this infection by Google,  or any other authorities who have been given capacity to issue such warnings. As I posted on November 16 (Google and Facebook Browser Blocks to The Threshing Floor Sites):

Today, again, I received a report from a Facebook user that a blog post link from the Threshing Floor Facebook page was registering a virus infection on our site. I took the time to investigate, and discovered that Facebook is aliasing links on their website—or is acting as a vector for malware and URL hijacking of legitimate links which then trigger antivirus and malware detection, and forward to a warning page. Similarly, it appears that Google’s search engine—the most used search on the internet—is forwarding the valid links to Threshing Floor site to various other pages, thus eliminating viewers from finding us!

In that same article I also posted the Report on the safety and security of the Threshing Floor websites-11-12-2011-PDF (Click to download) – Report from independent web security firm, Apica Cloud Monitoring, which deployed multiple infection tests on our servers and declared them 100% compliant.

As of this report, our server admin is working very hard to ensure  the safety and stability of our hosting servers, We are taking every opportunity to upgrade the software and will try to close ANY AND ALL security holes in the architecture of our web engines. We understand that you have concerns. We understand that the web is a hostile environment for small operations such as ours. We also understand that Google and a few, select corporate entities have become the GODS OF THE INTERNET, with discretion to effectively shutdown those who are, themselves victims of the web protocols which they exploit for profit and control.

Pray for me, and for our admin, Dan…the Threshing Floor will return as soon as we have cleared the grounds of landmines. The war continues. -RandyMaugans

The Ground Beneath Them…

towers-fallEvents are rarely what they seem in the crumbling realities of the present era. They can be contrived, they can be manipulated, and they can be suppressed…in some cases, though, they can no longer be controlled. Planet Earth has been controlled for millenia by forces just barely comprehensible to the human mind. Forces both within and beyond our planetary reality.

History is replete with stories, accounts, and mythological tales of the captivity of mankind by beings driven by raw greed and perverse lust for power over man. Our so-called ‘civilized’ modern world continues the saga of wars, mass death, starvation, cruel oppression, and blind destruction. The rulers of humanity are both natural and supernatural, empowered by forces we ascribe as ‘evil’. Those who truly see the continuum of history readily agree that this evil is foreign to the conscience of “normal” mortals, yet man seemingly lives to serve these ‘unseen gods.’

The ages are shifting…man is waking up, ever so slowly, and so have certain segments of humanity who were born in this time to counter the ages of evil rule. As we watch dominoes slowly tumble, notice is being served to the rulers of the world that their time is ending, and that now even the very ground beneath their feet is beginning to shift .

“They have now been warned…they went over the line…” -anonymous source

“Not a typical earthquake…?”

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck 180 miles from Denver, Colorado, with tremors felt in the neighboring states of Kansas and New Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It did not caused any major impacts save for some minor structural damage at homes near the epicenter and minor damages to highways nearby.The quake is the largest since a 5.7 magnitude (man-made) earthquake in 1973.  The biggest earthquake to strike the region on record was a 6.6 magnitude quake that struck in 1882.

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 38 miles outside of Richmond, Virginia, according to the USGS.  The quake rippled all the way from Georgia to New York.

No major damage, injuries, or fatalities were reported. Perhaps the most notable physical damage is a crack in the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.  The quake did, however, cause traffic delays and massive (but short) evacuation from buildings all over the East Coast.

My source has told me the August 22-23 “seismic events” (we’ll call it that for now) were NOT an earthquakes—nor were they  nuclear events, as is being speculated in the alternative media. A source known to this writer as a knowledgeable “insider”, has directly stated that the events were, in fact, a final warning to the elites in D.C. that their days are numbered. They have now been warned…they went over the line”,  was how it  was presented in the conversation.

Forces working at the top levels of global power (think: “blood line families”) have been deeply divided in recent times over the machinations of the toxic leadership in the westernized axis of power (NATO, World Bank, IMF, and allied financial/military powers), and a select group have now begun to respond on instructions from concerned elites—a group who are not involved in the negative global actions that have triggered financial collapses (whereby major banking arms of the Rothchild group have pillaged $100 billions for “profit-taking”), the riots across the middle east and resulting fall of “old guard” leaders, and the March 11, 2011 “tsunami” of Japan (a nuclear triggered event)—as well as the continuing disaster of the Gulf of Mexico “oil spil” (“Gaping Wound”), in addition to the doctrine of perpetual war which has plagued the world since World War II.

This writer was informed that what actually occurred in the underground “events” of August 22nd and 23rd were, in fact, a directed energy weapon aimed at underground tunnels used by the elites in their activities. This weapon is both exotic—and one of “their” own creation—their weapons are now turned upon “them.”

The east coast event followed the 5.3 seismic event in Colorado, which occurred on Monday night at 11:46, Mountain Time; and was was centered at nine miles from Trinidad, CO, with shocks felt in Greeley, CO 350 miles north and into Kansas and New Mexico. Both quakes were remarkable for being centered in areas where activity is very rare, and distinguished by a lack of damage “on the ground”; and both were notable for the shallowness of the blasts, as well as the wide areas in which the events werefelt.

Trinidad, CO is 251 miles northeast of the underground bases located in Dulce, NM; while the east coast event occurred at Mineral, VA which is 77 miles south of the Washington, D.C./Alexandria, VA axis of the Nation’s Capitol. It is widely”speculated” that the D.C./Virginia/Maryland/W. Virginia area is dotted with underground tunnels and roads used in military and government operations. Impact from the east coast event traveled as far west as Cleveland, OH, and as far north as New York state.

Within hours of the Washington, D.C. event, the National Weather Service began issuing warnings about Hurricane Irene, which ramped up over the next 48 hours, resulting in shutdowns of major services from the Carolinas to Long Island, NY. Irene became the news—or rather non-news—that then dominated the cable networks over the next 72 hours, despite the storm failing to produce anything near the predicted “disaster” that was predicted on the media, and conveniently driving the two seismic events off the front stage of news coverage.

Can anyone connect dots? The major media has been largely silent in following up on the two seismic events; there has been little, or none forensics coming from the US Geological Service, and thanks to media complicity, very few are making the connections between the Colorado and Virginia incidents, with their glaring anomalies. Even the alternative media is largely dumbstruck; and the few reports that do call the details to attention, fail to note the connections of the two events, and the convenient tropical storm, with one exception.

BrokenAngelWhatever actually happened within these two incredibly similar events, it is clear that “they” don’t want to talk about it. How could such a wide swath of tremors be felt over a 300 square mile radius and NOT have yielded ground level damage? How is it that the most visible damage occurred to twocracks-washington-monument structures which are venerated by the elites in Washington, DC—the obelisk called the Washington Monument, and the National Cathedral where the elites play religion?

An article at Presscore.ca stated the following:

http://presscore.ca/2011/?p=2261 (Note: the URL is now posting another story. The article was, in fact, blocked on the web within the US; this writer was only able to access the site using an IP address anonymizer program, and certain graphics were blocked from within the US.)

Seismology charts are now revealing that the 5.8 magnitude tremor that rattled the entire East Coast including Washington DC was not a natural earthquake but an earthquake that resulted from an underground  nuclear detonation.  The image above is a seismograph from Washington and Lee University, (similar one found on www2.tricities.com website) about 85 miles southwest of the earthquake’s epicenter in Mineral.  The green lines indicates the tremor that was felt in Washington DC which caused damaged to the Washington Memorial and the Washington National Cathedral.  The black lines is a transparent overlay of a seismograph from a pdf file from Virginia Division Mineral Resources on Earthquakes.  That file describes a typical natural occurring earthquake as:
“When a fault ruptures, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. The first waves to reach the earth’s surface are primary or “P” waves (Figure 2). P waves are compressional waves that travel at a speed of about four miles per second near the surface – faster as depth increases. The next waves to reach the earth’s surface are secondary or “S” waves. S waves are shear waves that move at a speed of about 1.5 miles per second. P and S waves are body waves that travel through the earth much like sonar waves travel through water. Surface waves, which are slower than S waves, travel along the surface of the earth much like waves at the surface of the ocean. S waves and surface waves cause the most destruction at the earth’s surface.”
What is missing from the seismograph for the Washington DC area 5.8 magnitude earthquake are the primary or “P” waves.  All earthquakes that are the direct result of fault rupture have these primary or “P” waves.  Nuclear detonations do not.  Underground nuclear detonations are very violent and immediate with no forewarnings whatsoever. An underground detonation would account for the missing “P” seismic waves for the Washington DC 5.8 magnitude earthquake.  If you’ve ever witnessed a controlled demolition of a building you would no doubt describe the earth tremors as millions of people are now describing what it felt like on August 23, 2011 all along the East coast.
Air Force tunnel boring machine links deep underground military bases across U.S.
I was pointed to this overlooked piece of evidence by someone who claimed to be with the United States Air Force.  The story submission appeared to be sent by mistake as nothing was visible in the body of the submission.  Instead of sending it to the trash I thought I would apply an old intelligence trick I was taught back in 1989.  I right clicked my mouse on the body of the submission and selected all, then copy.  I then opened up the notepad and selected paste from the menu.   You would expect nothing to be pasted as there was nothing in the body of the submission but, just as I thought, a paragraph was pasted into the notepad.  What was revealed was 1 paragraph whereby who ever sent it stated he was a member of the United States Air Force.  He stated that the Virginia 5.8 magnitude earth “wasn’t a natural earthquake and not a HAARP earthquake”.  He told me to find a seismograph of the Washington DC area earthquake and compare it to a past earthquake.  Then he stated that I should Google DUMB or Deep Underground Military Bases.  He ended by stating “the ABC warnings are real”.  I tried to trace the IP of the submission but they don’t exists.
Based on the discrepancy between a natural earthquake and an underground nuclear detonation (used seismographs from the North Korea underground nuclear detonation and past U.S. underground nuclear tests), it would appear that yes there was an earthquake but an earthquake created as a result of an underground nuclear detonation.  It would also appear that the United States Air Force has intercepted a nuclear bomb that was being transported via the deep underground tunnel systems that links secret deep underground military bases across the United States, to Washington DC.  It would appear that some people in the United States Air Force are taking action to prevent another false flag attack on US soil.  It is good to know that there are still people in the United States military who are upholding their oath to defend the United States from all its enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Seismology charts are now revealing that the 5.8 magnitude tremor that rattled the entire East Coast including Washington DC was not a natural earthquake but an earthquake that resulted from an underground  nuclear seismograph-082311detonation.  The image (left)  is a seismograph from Washington and Lee University, (similar one found on www2.tricities.com website) about 85 miles southwest of the earthquake’s epicenter in Mineral.  The green lines indicates the tremor that was felt in Washington DC which caused damaged to the Washington Memorial and the Washington National Cathedral.  The black lines is a transparent overlay of a seismograph from a pdf file from Virginia Division Mineral Resources on Earthquakes.  That file describes a typical natural occurring earthquake as:
“When a fault ruptures, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. The first waves to reach the earth’s surface are primary or “P” waves (Figure 2). P waves are compressional waves that travel at a speed of about four miles per second near the surface – faster as depth increases. The next waves to reach the earth’s surface are secondary or “S” waves. S waves are shear waves that move at a speed of about 1.5 miles per second. P and S waves are body waves that travel through the earth much like sonar waves travel through water. Surface waves, which are slower than S waves, travel along the surface of the earth much like waves at the surface of the ocean. S waves and surface waves cause the most destruction at the earth’s surface.”
What is missing from the seismograph for the Washington DC area 5.8 magnitude earthquake are the primary or “P” waves.  All earthquakes that are the direct result of fault rupture have these primary or “P” waves.  Nuclear detonations do not.  Underground nuclear detonations are very violent and immediate with no forewarnings whatsoever. An underground detonation would account for the missing “P” seismic waves for the Washington DC 5.8 magnitude earthquake.  If you’ve ever witnessed a controlled demolition of a building you would no doubt describe the earth tremors as millions of people are now describing what it felt like on August 23, 2011 all along the East coast.
Air Force tunnel boring machine links deep underground military bases across U.S.
I was pointed to this overlooked piece of evidence by someone who claimed to be with the United States Air Force.  The story submission appeared to be sent by mistake as nothing was visible in the body of the submission.  Instead of sending it to the trash I thought I would apply an old intelligence trick I was taught back in 1989.  I right clicked my mouse on the body of the submission and selected all, then copy.  I then opened up the notepad and selected paste from the menu.   You would expect nothing to be pasted as there was nothing in the body of the submission but, just as I thought, a paragraph was pasted into the notepad.  What was revealed was 1 paragraph whereby who ever sent it stated he was a member of the United States Air Force.  He stated that the Virginia 5.8 magnitude earth “wasn’t a natural earthquake and not a HAARP earthquake”.  He told me to find a seismograph of the Washington DC area earthquake and compare it to a past earthquake.  Then he stated that I should Google DUMB or Deep Underground Military Bases.  He ended by stating “the ABC warnings are real”.  I tried to trace the IP of the submission but they don’t exist.
Based on the discrepancy between a natural earthquake and an underground nuclear detonation (used seismographs from the North Korea underground nuclear detonation and past U.S. underground nuclear tests), it would appear that yes there was an earthquake but an earthquake created as a result of an underground nuclear detonation. It would also appear that the United States Air Force has intercepted a nuclear bomb that was being transported via the deep underground tunnel systems that links secret deep underground military bases across the United States, to Washington DC.  It would appear that some people in the United States Air Force are taking action to prevent another false flag attack on US soil.  It is good to know that there are still people in the United States military who are upholding their oath to defend the United States from all its enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Strange Anomalies With The Virginia Earthquake

Below are six abnormalities about the Virginia earthquake that should warrant further investigation:

Location:
The location is the most obvious anomaly for such a powerful quake. Although the area of the U.S. where the earthquake initiated sits on the edge of an ancient tectonic plate called the Craton Plate, it is considered a relatively dormant or settled area.  In other words, it’s not a very active earthquake zone.  Therefore, any noticeable earthquake is unusual, let alone a 5.9 monster that was reportedly felt 500 miles away. Furthermore, if one is inclined to believe that earthquakes can be manipulated, the epicenter occurring close to Washington D.C. (with all its sensitive military and government infrastructure) raises some suspicions. Admittedly, that’s conjecture, but considering the following oddities it might be more believable by the end of the article.

Unusually Shallow Depth: The initial hypocenter (depth) of the quake reported by the establishment media was, wait for it, wait for it, only 0.1 miles or about 528 feet (161 meters) deep. That’s right, AFP announced the depth with certainty, “The Pentagon, the US Capitol and monuments in the nation’s capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.1 miles underground.”  The depth was later adjusted to a more believable 3.7 miles (5.95 kilometers) beneath the surface. Still, shallow-focus quakes usually only occur in areas abundant in seismic activity, like the ring of fire. And the depths of those shallow-focus earthquakes are usually in the tens of kilometers deep.  The Earth’s crust in the Eastern U.S. where “the fault lines are more healed” is described by CBS News as “older and colder” than out West. Which, according to Wikipedia, means it should have been a deep-focus earthquake with a depth ranging from 300 to 700 kilometers.  Certainly not one barely below the Earth’s surface.

Odd Seismograph Reading: A reporter from Press Core received an anonymous email from someone claiming to be in the U.S. Air Force that stated the Virginia earthquake “wasn’t a natural earthquake and not a HAARP earthquake.”  The reporter was instructed to find a seismograph of the Washington DC area earthquake and compare it to a past earthquakes and seismic readings of the alleged underground nuclear test by North Korea that resulted in a 4.7 magnitude tremor at a depth of zero.

Seismograph of Virginia quake in green – Washington and Lee University (85 miles from epicenter)

Press Core writes, the green lines indicate the blunt tremor that was felt in Washington D.C. and the black lines are a transparent overlay of a seismograph from a pdf file from Virginia Division Mineral Resources on Earthquakes. That file describes a typical natural occurring earthquake as:

When a fault ruptures, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. The first waves to reach the earth’s surface are primary or ‘P’ waves (Figure 2). P waves are compressional waves that travel at a speed of about four miles per second near the surface – faster as depth increases. The next waves to reach the earth’s surface are secondary or ‘S’ waves. S waves are shear waves that move at a speed of about 1.5 miles per second. P and S waves are body waves that travel through the earth much like sonar waves travel through water. Surface waves, which are slower than S waves, travel along the surface of the earth much like waves at the surface of the ocean. S waves and surface waves cause the most destruction at the earth’s surface.

The article concludes: “What is missing from the seismograph for the Washington DC area 5.8 magnitude earthquake are the primary or ‘P’ waves. All earthquakes that are the direct result of fault rupture have these primary or ‘P’ waves. Nuclear detonations do not.”

Distance Felt: As my introduction stated, I’ve never “felt” an earthquake whose epicenter was farther than 50 miles away.  Of course, this doesn’t mean that it’s not possible, as clearly this was felt upwards of 500 miles from the epicenter.  The CBS article quoted above that referred to the crust as “older and colder” also uses that argument to explain why tremors were felt so far away: “The East is far less seismically active — but when earthquakes do hit, that hard ground is far more effective at conducting the seismic waves. When you hit it, it rings like a bell,” said Christopher Scholz a professor of geophysics at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.”  This seems a bit contradictory given the shallow depth of the quake, but there may be some validity to the “bell” theory.  The fact remains, earthquakes whose effects travel long distances are uncommon, hence the reason for the CBS article about why the quake was so “widely felt.”

‘Remarkably Low’ Number of Aftershocks: Amy Vaughan, a geophysicist with the USGS Earthquake Information Center in Colorado told CBS News that “For the size earthquake that occurred, I think the number of aftershocks so far has been remarkably low.” Don Blakeman, another geophysicist at the Earthquake Information Center, added “Typically, the larger the quake, the longer and the greater extent of aftershocks. Shallow earthquakes like the one in Virginia also tend to generate numerous aftershocks.” The lack of aftershocks led the USGS to report that the Virginia quake may be just a foreshock of something larger to come. A foreshock is an earthquake that occurs before a larger seismic event (the mainshock) and is related to it in both time and space.  I’m not sure what this means other than it’s just another abnormality about this quake.

Image source - Enterprise Mission

Instantaneously Knocked Irene Off Course: Kevin Hayden and Glenn Kreisberg reported “Coincidentally, the time frame leading up to Virginia/DC/New York area experiencing freak seismic activity, Hurricane Irene begins to weaken and move off course, avoiding its initial path of Havanna, inland Florida, the Carolinas, and eventually, the Washington, DC area. The newly projected paths show that it may barely clip the eastern coast, if at all. Just as Ophelia did when it threatened the same region.”  Irene stalled and changed directions similar to Ophelia seen in the graphic provided.  Clearly, these types of drastic changes are not a natural path for hurricanes.

A few articles have speculated that HAARP earthquake weapons were to blame, in conjunction with manipulating hurricane Irene. Indeed, when one knows even the basic capabilities of HAARP, this does not seem too far-fetched.  Press Core seems to think the seismic data proves it was more similar to an underground nuclear detonation. One thing is for sure, the mysterious characteristics of the Virginia quake seem to indicate that it was not a typical earthquake.

It is YOU, dear readers, that must inspect the data, and read between the lines. Even as the elite power structure has assembled weapons of unimaginable power…including the ability to harness the powers of the heavens…there are forces which “they” do not control. There are those who believe that mankind has the right to use their free will and higher conscience to choose freedom, and to overthrow the reptilian masters who have ridden roughshod for far too long.

There are those who will fight FOR you…If you will fight WITH them in your minds, hearts, and spirits. Free will means we do co-create the future, it requires the heart to be willing to envision life without puppet masters.

Shortened Days on Earth…Literally

“And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” -Matthew 24:22

time-shortThe December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami slammed into the Indian Ocean basin. The tsunami was triggered by a massive earthquake of a magnitude of about 9.2. The earthquake and tsunami killed an estimated 225,000 people from Indonesia to Somalia. That tsunami was detected clear across the globe and the Earth “rang like a bell” clear into March when a second earthquake in the same area washed out its ring.

The earth, itself, appears to be fulfilling the prophetic images given to us by Christ in ways that we do not yet fully grasp…the end goes on a long time…or maybe not.

From Space.com: “How the Japan Earthquake Shortened Days on Earth”

Mt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

The massive earthquake that struck northeast Japan Friday (March 11) has shortened the length Earth’s day by a fraction and shifted how the planet’s mass is distributed.

A new analysis of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan has found that the intense temblor has accelerated Earth’s spin, shortening the length of the 24-hour day by 1.8 microseconds, according to geophysicist Richard Gross at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Gross refined his estimates of the Japan quake’s impact – which previously suggested a 1.6-microsecond shortening of the day – based on new data on how much the fault that triggered the earthquake slipped to redistribute the planet’s mass. A microsecond is a millionth of a second. [Photos: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Pictures]

Birthquake: The Beginning

03-11-2011

Another “11″ series…this will riff all year. Andy Colvin talks about this in the Exotica show…

“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.”-Revelation 12:12

Tokyo (CNN) — The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfing towns, dragging houses onto highways and tossing cars and boats like toys.

Local media reported at least 50 deaths, with more casualties feared.

And the 8.9-magnitude quake, which struck at 2:46 p.m. local time, prompted the U.S. National Weather Service to issue a tsunami warning for at least 50 countries and territories.

Possible Futures News Capsule

possible-futuresTracking predictions and statements:

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MARCH 8, 2011
Hacker group vows ‘cyberwar’ on US government, business
Actions to retaliate for treatment of WikiLeaks, Manning, spokesman for Anonymous says

NBC News 3/8/2011

DALLAS — A leader of the computer hackers group known as Anonymous is threatening new attacks on major U.S. corporations and government officials as part of at an escalating “cyberwar” against the citadels of American power.

“It’s a guerilla cyberwar — that’s  what I call it,” said Barrett Brown, 29,  who calls himself a senior strategist and “propagandist” for Anonymous. He added: “It’s sort of an unconventional, asymmetrical act of warfare that we’ve involved in. And we didn’t necessarily start it. I mean, this fire has been burning.”

A defiant and cocky 29-year-old college dropout, Brown was cavalier about accusations that the group is violating federal laws. He insisted that Anonymous members are only policing corporate and governmental wrongdoing — as its members define it.

See:

Tech Wars: The near-future battle For the internets
2009-10-23 02:09:19
Tech Wars I-”Enviro-Fraud” Exposed
2009-11-25 23:50:06
WikiLeaks and Cyber War Predictions
2010-12-19 04:38:51

Tech Wars: The near-future battle For the internets - 2009-10-23 02:09:19

Tech Wars I-”Enviro-Fraud” Exposed - 2009-11-25 23:50:06

WikiLeaks and Cyber War Predictions - 2010-12-19 04:38:51

The Earth’s Gaping Wounds:

La Paz Cracks equals earthquake of magnitude 9
Posted on March 5, 2011  - The landslide occurred in the city of La Paz is equivalent to an earthquake of 9 degrees on the Mercalli scale (maximum 12) as geophysical engineer Jose Luis Telleria said….

Scientists are sounding the alarm: the mysterious cracks appear across the planet - Posted on March 7, 2011

See:

Gaping Wound Update…Some Predictions Surface - 2011-02-28 03:41:26

Gulf Update 2011 - 2011-01-17 12:12:45

The Gaping Wound 2010-07-15 – Podcast

The Ugly Truth: Egypt and Beyond

What you don’t hear on the mainstream media about the “fires of Egypt”…it only began there…the fires are spreading
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greaterisrael2Zaid Hamid discusses the latest events in Egypt and how they are more than likely part of the century-old plan of breaking up the larger states of the Middle East into smaller ones as a precursor to Israel expanding her borders to encompass her 3,000 year old dream of owning all the land between the Nile and Euphrates rivers.

Godlike Productions Closes Doors

Godlike Productions Closes Doors

Updated

The long (in)famous Godlike Productions mega-forum site  is closed. An announcement of the website reads:

glpThe Kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and I am there; lift a stone and you will find me.

A Final Message For You

GLP—we salute you in your parting message…and will join you in the appointed times. The wars are ahead…the watchmen WILL be gone.

Jerusalem, The ‘Capital’ of Israel?

netanyahu

Did he “slip”, or is he revealing a near-future plan to re-establish government in the City of David?

In a speech to the pro-Israel lobby group, Aipac:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asserted Israel’s “right to build” in Jerusalem, amid a row with the US over plans for new homes in the city.
“Jerusalem is not a settlement, it’s our capital,” the Israeli prime minister said in Washington.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier urged Israel to make “difficult but necessary choices” for peace.
BBC News Video

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8582188.stm

Tech Wars I-”Enviro-Fraud” Exposed

Hacker scandal sends ripples through climate-science community

Recall that I have predicted that hackers would become key players in the tech wars? (see- “Perplexity” The Threshing Floor Radio Show-November 12, 2009 and Tech Wars: The near-future battle For the internets). I view this as a prophetic event, and part of YAHWEH’s work to uncover works of darkness.

hackersClimate change, and all the euphemisms (global warming, and previously the “new ice age”) are all part of the eugenics movement to control, tax, impede, and ultimately fulfill the edicts of the Georgia Guidestones, which are just the monolithic renderings of the work which sprung from the work of Sir Francis Galton and the Second International Eugenics Conference of 1921, which mandated scientists to pursue agenda- defined, outcome-based research. While eugenics waned in popularity after WWII, the climate change tactics, formulated in the late 1960′s as the “environmental movement”, use the exact same tactics. (see Global warming: The new eugenics).

The exposure of the fraud, and supression of opposing research by the well-funded scientists at Climate Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University (UK) and their symbiotic colleagues around the globe at well-heeled universities comes at a time when the world’s leaders are heading to Copenhagen to attempt another “global climate agreement” under the cloud of rapidly growing skepticism. This “timely” release of emails threw open the doors to well deserved public skepticism of the “global warming” model long the darling of Al Gore, Mikael Gorbechev, and the UN.

Cheers to the “black hat” hackers:  Phil Jones, CRU, and the guys at RealClimate produce the most commonly cited papers “proving” that current warming is historically unprecedented. However, they refuse to share their data with critics (in violation of scientific principles). Their biggest critic is Steve McIntyre at ClimateAudit, who has been trying for years to get the data, including most recently, using the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).

This current act is just a glimpse into the coming wars in cyberspace…

Links:

http://www.realclimate.org/

Global warming: The new eugenics

The CRU hack