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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The End Times Outpost—a few archives I ran across

 

I ran across these evangelistic voiceover videos from the turn of the century.

Shared by permission of Trunews



Enjoy and share with any appropriate listeners:



Looking for life in all the wrong places: https://youtu.be/6O7S-65-2u0


You Can't Get There from Here: 
https://youtu.be/NoFV9qXX5DA


Getting to Know the Unknown God: https://youtu.be/V5MldEhBaIU



Showdown on the Southern Steps: https://youtu.be/0_hUcvY6Nco





Monday, November 29, 2021

Cyber Monday Kindle edition THE SINGULARITY PROPHECY

Pre-Paperback sale (2.99) through #cybermonday. 

Get your copy today: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0927DH841

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Check out this author interview on Doug Woodward​'s HOT SEAT.






Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Asteroid near miss over Phoenix at 5:00 AM, Nov. 10, 2021

 

Image: Daily Express, Asteroid path 2019

I have been fortunate (blessed) to see an airburst around this time last year. If you've never seen one, here's a recent video: https://youtu.be/p_CI2oBhmnA. But this object apparently passed through the atmosphere and headed back out into space.

As I was looking up making my morning connection with the Lord, what looked like an airliner or helicopter headlights caught my eye coming from the western sky. It was that bright. But it was moving at the pace that one usually sees when viewing a meteor—a shooting star. In other words, this was moving much faster than a jet.

It passed overhead and then disappeared at about 10 o'clock in the eastern sky. Based on the brightness and illumination of the surrounding atmosphere, I was expecting to witness yet another massive airburst. But not so. My conclusion is that the Earth experienced another near miss similar to the one by the North Pole just one week ago.

The message is clear. We will experience another sky fall and landfall soon.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

THE SINGULARITY PROPHECY: The Coming Convergence of Heaven and Earth

Can understanding the future Convergence of Heaven and Earth lead to a BETTER LIFE NOW?

#Christianbooks #quantummechanics #astrophysics #science #newrelease

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From the onset of recorded history, religions around the world have predicted the cosmos will climax with an ultimate state—a transformation of the material and mundane into the spiritual and sublime. Although much controversy surrounds this topic—often avoided or downplayed—the ancient Judeo-Christian texts refer to this cosmic metamorphosis into the "New Heaven" and "New Earth" prolifically and in detail. Peter describes this event at Christ's second coming: "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up" (2 Peter 3:10).
Paul remarked: "For the form of this world is passing away" (1 Cor. 7:31). Yet, somehow this transformation from the present form into a new "dimension" is not the end of the world, but instead will produce a glorious age on earth in which "the wolf and the lamb shall feed together" (Isa. 65:25).

Because of the esoteric nature of complex religious concepts, theologians have sometimes used popular (secular) examples so that the masses might relate to spiritual ideas. This was the case with Philo, who employed familiar Classical Greek philosophical concepts to interpret the Hebrew writings. Likewise, Augustine expounded upon the Bible making reference to Neoplatonist elements. With this precedent, The Singularity Prophecy sheds new light on the coming convergence by describing this transformation process in terms of Astrophysics and Quantum Mechanics.

This book is written so as to engage international readers possessing a diversity of philosophies and religions. The history of world thought on this subject is presented to provide a broader perspective and to grasp the ubiquity of this supernatural phenomenon in the human mind, which has fueled the present-day exuberance for eschatology and apocalypticism.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Asteroid 2021 TG14—THE RISE OF WESTERN LAWLESSNESS

 An asteroid [the size of a bus] just zipped past Earth closer than the moon's orbit. 

Why is this important? Read excerpt from The Rise of Western Lawlessness (below) Asteroid 2021 TG14 passed by Earth at a distance of roughly 155,000 miles (250,000 km). That's well within the orbit of our moon, which orbits at an average distance of nearly 239,000 miles (385,000 km). (Space.com).

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Begin excerpt:

According to Dr. Sten Odenwald, “On any given day, the estimates are that the Earth intercepts about 19,000 meteorites weighing over 3.5 ounces.”[1]

“Scientists estimate that 44 tonnes (44,000 kilograms, about 48.5 tons) of meteoritic material falls on the Earth each day. Several meteors per hour can usually be seen on any given night. Sometimes the number increases dramatically—these events are termed meteor showers. Some occur annually, or at regular intervals, as the Earth passes through the trail of dusty debris left by comets. Meteor showers are usually named after the star or constellation that is close to where the meteors appear in the sky. Perhaps the most famous are the Perseids, which peak around the Twelfth of August every year. Each Perseid meteor is a tiny piece of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which swings by the Sun every 135 years. Other meteor showers and their associated comets are the Leonids (Tempel-Tuttle), the Aquarids and Orionids (Halley), and the Taurids (Encke). Most comet dust in meteor showers burns up in the atmosphere before reaching the ground; some dust is captured by high-altitude aircraft and analyzed in NASA laboratories. . . . More than 50,000 meteorites have been found on Earth. Of these, 99.8 percent come from asteroids.”[2]


 

Figure 4. A close-up image of the asteroid Ida taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA.

“Asteroids with a diameter of 7 meters enter Earth’s atmosphere with as much kinetic energy as Little Boy (the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, approximately 16 kilotons of TNT) about every 5 years, but the air burst only generates a much reduced 5 kilotons of TNT. These ordinarily explode in the upper atmosphere, and most or all of the solids are vaporized. Objects with a diameter of roughly 50 m (164 ft) strike Earth approximately once every thousand years, producing explosions comparable to the one known to have detonated roughly 8.5 kilometers (28,000 ft) above Tunguska in 1908.”[3]


Figure 5. Meteor over Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013. This very bright fireball is also known as a superbolide.[4]

“On February 14, 2013 a 10,000 ton meteor about 17-meters in diameter entered Earth’s atmosphere over Russia traveling at 40,000 mph (18 km/s). It detonated in the air over the town of Chelyabinsk and the explosion caused major damage to the town injuring 1,000 people. The people were hurt by flying glass when the windows of over 3000 buildings blew out over an area of about 1000 km2. Unlike the famous Tunguska Event of 1908 which blew down 80 million trees and was not ‘discovered’ for many decades afterwards, the Chelyabinsk Meteor was extensively videoed by hundreds of dash-cams and cell phones as it happened. Studies of thousands of meteor sightings by scientists can now tell us just how often asteroids of 4-meters or larger enter Earth’s atmosphere. About two of these events happen each year over the entire surface area of Earth.”[5]

Professor S.A. Nelson of Tulane University has articulated the dangers presented by incoming astrological bodies. Below are some excerpts from his summary titled, “Meteorites, Impacts, & Mass Extinction.”[6]

Although the Chelyabinsk meteorite probably weighed about 12,000–13,000 metric tonnes, and measured 17 to 20 m in diameter before it exploded, scientists were quick to point out that it was very small compared to other objects that could potentially hit the earth. The explosion released energy estimated at about 500 kilotons of TNT (about 20 to 30 times more energy than the Hiroshima atomic bomb). The event brought to the world’s attention the very real hazards associated with the impact of objects from outer space.

The impact of a space object with a size greater than about 1 km would be expected to be felt over the entire surface of the Earth. Smaller objects would certainly destroy the ecosystem in the vicinity of the impact, similar to the effects of a volcanic eruption. Larger impacts could have a worldwide effect on life on the Earth. We will here first consider the possible effects of an impact, and then discuss how impacts may have resulted in mass extinction of species on the Earth in the past.

Regional and Global Effects

Again, we as humans have no firsthand knowledge of what the effects of an impact of a large meteorite (> 1 km in size) or comet would be. Still, calculations can be made and scaled experiments can be conducted to estimate the effects. The general consensus is summarized here.

Massive earthquake—up to Richter Magnitude 13, and numerous large magnitude aftershocks would result from the impact of a large object with the Earth.

The large quantities of dust put into the atmosphere would block incoming solar radiation. The dust could take months to settle back to the surface. Meanwhile, the Earth would be in a state of continual darkness, and temperatures would drop throughout the world, generating global winter like conditions. A similar effect has been postulated for the aftermath of a nuclear war (termed a nuclear winter). Blockage of solar radiation would also diminish the ability of photosynthetic organisms, like plants, to photosynthesize. Since photosynthetic organisms are the base of the food chain, this would seriously disrupt all ecosystems.

Widespread wildfires ignited by radiation from the fireball as the object passed through the atmosphere would be generated. Smoke from these fires would further block solar radiation to enhance the cooling effect and further disrupt photosynthesis.

If the impact occurred in an ocean, a large steam cloud would be produced by the sudden evaporation of the seawater. This water vapor and CO2 would remain in the atmosphere long after the dust settles. Both of these gases are greenhouse gases which scatter solar radiation and create a warming effect. Thus, after the initial global cooling, the atmosphere would undergo global warming for many years after the impact.

Also, if the impact occurred in an ocean, a giant tsunami would be generated. For a ten km-diameter object, the leading edge would hit the seafloor of the deep ocean basins before the top of the object had reached sea level. The tsunami from such an impact is estimated to produce waves from one to three km high. These could easily flood the interior of continents.

Large amounts of nitrogen oxides would result from combining nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere due to the shock produced by the impact. These nitrogen oxides would combine with water in the atmosphere to produce nitric acid which would fall back to the surface as acid rain, resulting in the acidification of surface waters.

The Geologic Record of Mass Extinction

It has long been known that extinction of large percentages families or species of organisms have occurred at specific times in the history of our planet. Among the mechanisms that have been suggested to have caused these mass extinctions have been large volcanic eruptions, changes in climatic conditions, changes in sea level, and, more recently, meteorite impacts.

Risk—It is estimated that in any given year the odds that you will die from an impact of an asteroid or comet are between 1 in 3,000 and 1 in 250,000. . . . Although this seems like long odds, you have about the [the same odds] of dying from other natural disasters likes floods and tornadoes. In fact the odds of dying from an impact event are much better than the odds of winning the Powerball lottery.

A 400 meter asteroid striking the earth would produce a destructive force of 2,800 megatons of TNT. On November 8, 2011, the 400 meter asteroid designated (308635) 2005 YU55 passed within the moon’s orbit of the earth. Purdue University has calculated that a 400 meter asteroid will only strike the earth about once every 100,000 years.[7] The problem is that we naturally assume the interval of time between strikes starts from the time we read the data. No one knows where in time their measurements should begin. Neither does anyone know how evenly spaced throughout time certain sized asteroids might make their arrival. Furthermore, there are so many known and unknown celestial objects out there, we simply have no assurance that there is any great length of time between these age-ending collisions.



Figure 6. Plot of orbits of known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (size over 460 feet (140 m) and passing within 4.7 million miles (7.6×106 km) of Earth’s orbit) as of early 2013.[8]


In 2002 an asteroid between 50 and 120 meters passed between the moon and the earth. Two asteroids in 2012, and one in 2013, all in the 35-45 meter range, passed through this same corridor. According to the scientists’ calculations, asteroids of this size enter the earth’s atmosphere about once every 300 years. But the reality is that we only went 106 years, from 1908 to 2015 to experience two massive explosions from asteroids of this size. And who knows how many more entered uninhabited areas of the planet during that same period.

Through advanced telescopes astronomers have gotten a much better picture of all that is “out there”. The earth is moving around the sun at 67,000 MPH. Our solar system is moving through the galaxy at 490,000 MPH. And the galaxy appears to be traveling through space at 2,236,936,290 MPH. What could possibly go wrong? The data which astronomers have obtained has not set the scientific community at ease about the possibility of another extinction event. Quite the contrary. Canada, Europe, and the United States have begun to scramble to prevent the next extinction event. The U.S. Congress passed, in 2005, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act, containing the following directive:

The U.S. Congress has declared that the general welfare and security of the United States require that the unique competence of NASA be directed to detecting, tracking, cataloguing, and characterizing near-Earth asteroids and comets in order to provide warning and mitigation of the potential hazard of such near-Earth objects to the Earth. The NASA Administrator shall plan, develop, and implement a Near-Earth Object Survey program to detect, track, catalogue, and characterize the physical characteristics of near- Earth objects equal to or greater than 140 meters in diameter in order to assess the threat of such near-Earth objects to the Earth. It shall be the goal of the Survey program to achieve 90% completion of its near-Earth object catalogue (based on statistically predicted populations of near-Earth objects) within 15 years after the date of enactment of this Act. The NASA Administrator shall transmit to Congress not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act an initial report that provides the following: (A) An analysis of possible alternatives that NASA may employ to carry out the Survey program, including ground-based and space-based alternatives with technical descriptions. (B) A recommended option and proposed budget to carry out the Survey program pursuant to the recommended option. (C) Analysis of possible alternatives that NASA could employ to divert an object on a likely collision course with Earth.[9]



[1] Odenwald, Dr. Sten. “Entry for ‘How many meteors enter the Earth’s atmosphere every day?’”. Archive of Astronomy Questions and Answers. Astronomycafe.net, 1997. Retrieved 27 Mar. 2015. <http://www.astronomycafe.net/qadir/q896.html/>

[2] Burdick, Autumn. “Entry for ‘Solar System Exploration: Planets: Meteors & Meteorites: Read More.’” National Aeronautics and Space Administration. nasa.gov, 6 Nov. 2014. Retrieved 27 Mar. 2015. <http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Meteors&Display=OverviewLong/>

[3] Odenwald, Dr. Sten. “The Frequency of Large Meteor Impacts”. Space Math @ NASA. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, n.d.: 26. Retrieved 27 Mar. 2015. <http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/docs/9Page26_Meteor_Space_Matth.pdf/>

[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelyabinsk_meteor

[5] Odenwald, Dr. Sten. “The Frequency of Large Meteor Impacts”. Space Math @ NASA. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, n.d.: 26. Retrieved 27 Mar. 2015. <http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/docs/9Page26_Meteor_Space_Matth.pdf/>

[6] Nelson, Prof. S.A. Meteorites, Impacts, & Mass Extinction. Tulane University, 01 Dec. 2014. Retrieved 30 Mar. 2015. <http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/Natural_Disasters/impacts.htm/>

[7] Nowack, Prof. Robert L. Lecture 19: Asteroids, Comets and Meteorites. Purdue University, n.d. Retrieved 30 Mar. 2015. <http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~nowack/geos105/lect19-dir/lecture19.htm/>

[8] Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, California Institute of Technology. “Orbits of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHA’s)”. Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia. n.d. Retrieved 30 Mar. 2015. <http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA17041/>

[9] United States Government Printing Office. PUBLIC LAW 109-155-DEC. 30, 2005. gpo.gov. Government Printing Office, 30 Dec. 2005. Retrieved 30 Mar. 2015. <http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ155/pdf/PLAW-109publ155.pdf/>


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Debt problem may be catching up with China—Told you so.

 Evergrande Default Could Rock China’s Entire Economy: "China’s public debt already stands at 270 percent of GDP, and non-performing loans have hit $466.9 billion." https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/evergrande-default-could-rock-chinas-entire-economy_4000625.html

Below is the data I compiled several years ago. Notice CHINA ON THE BOTTOM ROW! Net Wealth Times Government Debt. 

See: WorldWealth101.com: https://www.worldwealth101.com/2019/01/real-government-debt-coverage-by-country.html

Calculated and estimated using available 2014 through 2017 data; in US Dollars (USD).



Monday, September 20, 2021

Reflections on the Battle Hymn of the Republic

 "Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it (Ezek. 9:4). Who is grieved to see how far America has fallen away when we read the Battle Hymn of the Republic? copied from: https://www.austincc.edu/.../BattleHymnoftheRepublic.htm
Cover of sheet music for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Cover of sheet music for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" words by Mrs. Dr. S.G. [Julia Ward] Howe, Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1862. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Hymn_of_the_Republic

Originally a camp-meeting hymn "Oh brothers, will you meet us on Canaan's happy shore?" it evolved into John Brown's Body. Then in 1861 Julia Ward Howe wife of a government official, wrote a poem for Atlantic Monthly for five dollars. The magazine called it, Battle Hymn of the Republic. The music may be by William Steffe.

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning
Of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.
Chorus
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.
I have seen Him in the watchfires
Of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar
In the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence
By the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.
Chorus
He has sounded forth the trumpet
That shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men
Before His judgement seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him;
Be jubilant, my feet;
Our God is marching on.
Chorus
In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
That transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy,
Let us die to make men free;
While God is marching on.
Chorus
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.