Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I present the evidence in the google sky data:

Mercury is that weird little white symbol. Go to google sky, type in Mercury, click the infra-red button. You will see what I am talking about. Fantastic stuff.....

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Yes, I recommend you watch this at least until it gets to the part with the duals suns.

I ran into most of this information months ago and was kind of surprised at the Chinese, Japanese reports.

Very interesting - you be the judge (CLICK LINK)

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Maybe an anniversary diamond for that special someone in God's life?

Astronomers discover planet made of diamond (CLICK LINK). This is in addition to the other crystalline orb that I featured in previous post on "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds":

An exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard in an undated image courtesy of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. REUTERS/Handout

An exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard in an undated image courtesy of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

Credit: Reuters/Handout

By Ben Hirschler

LONDON | Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:26pm EDT

LONDON (Reuters) - Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.

The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond.

"The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon -- i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own Sun," said Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

Lying 4,000 light years away, or around an eighth of the way toward the center of the Milky Way from the Earth, the planet is probably the remnant of a once-massive star that has lost its outer layers to the so-called pulsar star it orbits.

Pulsars are tiny, dead neutron stars that are only around 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in diameter and spin hundreds of times a second, emitting beams of radiation.

In the case of pulsar J1719-1438, the beams regularly sweep the Earth and have been monitored by telescopes in Australia, Britain and Hawaii, allowing astronomers to detect modulations due to the gravitational pull of its unseen companion planet.

The measurements suggest the planet, which orbits its star every two hours and 10 minutes, has slightly more mass than Jupiter but is 20 times as dense, Bailes and colleagues reported in the journal Science on Thursday.

In addition to carbon, the new planet is also likely to contain oxygen, which may be more prevalent at the surface and is probably increasingly rare toward the carbon-rich center.

Its high density suggests the lighter elements of hydrogen and helium, which are the main constituents of gas giants like Jupiter, are not present.

Just what this weird diamond world is actually like close up, however, is a mystery.

"In terms of what it would look like, I don't know I could even speculate," said Ben Stappers of the University of Manchester. "I don't imagine that a picture of a very shiny object is what we're looking at here."

Joe Brandt Vision - Fake or Legit?

A reader just posed the question to me on another record setting day for the blog. Holy smokes! People are jittery!

What do you think? Seems vaguely to fit with what I have seen and expect for the opening of the 7th Seal. Californication will receive Godly judgment for her sins in being at the lead of taking this nation down the spiny path.....with the Terminator at the helm.... I can't believe the people we have in charge some days. Some at work, in our governments, in our churches. Some are real pieces of work..... No moral outrage to throw the bums out and get someone in that has some character..... Truly sad!

Back on topic. Let me know what you think of this experience. I am interested. The stated purpose of the blog is to put most anything out there for perusal. I stand behind most of it - but I am skeptical about a young kid in 1937 knowing much about helicopters....:

Joe Brandt Earthquake Dream

The man who wrote this was a personal friend of the publisher at the time. The article is given as he wrote it in
1937, in boyish handwriting. He had fallen from a horse at age 17 and for days he had a concussion. During
this period of time a continuing dream came night after night. It was as though he were viewing a tremendous
earthquake and inundation in California and other parts of the world. Joe Brandt had also written in a drowsy
state through his days while recuperating in the hospital about positions of various faults, strata of rock, earth
movements,-so much material that a geologist of many years would scarcely attempt such a work. The boy
knew nothing of geology or the possibility of a coming earthquake. There are five-points to note which lift this
dream/vision out of the realm of ordinary night-time dreaming, and the huge sheaf of geology data out of
ordinary day-time writings, as follows:

1. The dream/vision took place in perfect continuity, night after night, for many nights, always picking up
exactly where it left off. This is super-normal.

2. The viewer was projected at least 30 years ahead in time, seeing modes of dress for youth not faintly imagined
in 1937 by anyone. This is super- normal.

3. Half-sized cars were seen-many of them, and in 1937 such cars were not familiar to the United States. He
remarked about the odd shape, which could have been the Volkswagen, now so common in the United States.
There are about three times as many VW's in California as elsewhere in our country.

4. Super-highways are noted, which he had not seen in his trips to Los Angeles from his home in Fresno,
California. (By the way, he saw Fresno wiped out in the catastrophe.) This is super-normal knowledge.

5. He wrote about geology he had never learned, nor at 17 had there been time to learn that much. He was
given a vast knowledge of "faults" of which he was totally unaware. This is super-normal knowledge. When
checked later with a graduate geologist, it was found to be factual. Note: absence of birds. Birds and animals
flee an area just before earthquakes.

by Joe Brandt

The Day Of The Earthquake

I woke up in the hospital room with a terrific headache- as if the whole world was revolving inside my brain. I
remember, vaguely, the fall from my horse-Blackie. As I lay there, pictures began to form in my mind-pictures
that moved with the speed of lightning-pictures that revolved-pictures that stood still. I seemed to be in another
world. Whether it was the future, or whether it was some ancient land, I could not say.

Then slowly, like the silver screen of the "talkies", but with colour and smell and sound, I seemed to find myself
in Los Angeles. It was Los Angeles-it was bigger, much bigger, and busses and odd shaped cars crowded the
city streets. I thought about Hollywood Blvd., and I found myself, there, on Hollywood Blvd. Whether this is
true, I don't know, but there were a lot of guys about my age with beards and wearing, some of them, earrings.
All the girls wore real short skirts... and they slouched along, moving like a dance. I wondered if I could talk to
them, and I said "hello", but they didn't hear or see me. I decided that I would look as funny to them as they
looked to me. I tried, for awhile, that crazy kind of walk. I guess it is something you have to learn. I couldn't to
it. I noticed there was a quietness about the air, a kind of stillness. Something else was missing, something that
should be there.

At first, I couldn't figure it out, I didn't know what it was-then I did. THERE WERE NO BIRDS. I listened. I
walked two blocks north or the Blvd...All birds. I wondered what had happened to them. Had they
gone away? Where? Again, I could hear the stillness. I had never experienced anything like it. I listened...just the

Then, I knew something was going to happen. I wondered what year it was. It certainly was not 1937. I saw a
newspaper on the corner with a picture of the president. It surely wasn't Mr. Roosevelt. He was bigger, heavier,
big ears. If it wasn't 1937, I wondered what year it was. It looked like 1969...but I wasn't sure. My eyes weren't
working just right..

Someone was coming...someone in 1937... it was that fat nurse ready to take my temperature. I woke up. Crazy
dream (There are pages here about a similar dream occurring-finding himself in Los Angeles-although it was
the next day (in 1937) it was the same day in Los Angeles, and the dream would continue where the last dream
left off.) My headache is worse. It is a wonder I didn't get killed on that horse. I've had another crazy dream,
back in Hollywood. Those people. Why do they dress like that I wonder? I found myself back on the Blvd. I was
waiting for something to happen. Something BIG was going to happen and I was going to be there. I looked up
at the clock down by that big theatre. It was 10 minutes to 4. Something BIG was going to happen. I walked
down the street. In the concrete in front of a theatre they had names of stars. I recognized a few of them. The
other names I had never heard. I was getting bored. I wanted to get back to the hospital in Fresno, and I wanted
to stay there on the blvd., even if nobody could see me. Those crazy kids. Why are they dressed like that?
Maybe it is some big Halloween doings, but it don't seem like Halloween. More like early spring.

There was that sound again. that LACK OF SOUND. STILLNESS, STILLNESS, STILLNESS. Don't these
people KNOW that the birds have gone somewhere? The QUITE IS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER. I

It sure did. She woke me up, grinning and smiling, that fat nurse again. "It's time for your milk, kiddo," she
says. Gosh, old woman of 30 acting like the cat's pyjamas. Next time maybe she'll bring hot chocolate.


Where have I been. Where haven't I been! I've been to the ends of the earth and back. I've been to the end of the
world. There isn't anything left. Not even Fresno, even though I'm lying here right this minute. If only my eyes
would get a little clearer so I can write all this down. Nobody will believe me, anyway.

I'm going back to that last moment on the Blvd. Some sweet kid went past, dragging a little boy (twins, I guess)
by each hand. Her skirt was up--well, pretty high--and she had a tired look. I thought for a minute I could ask
her about the birds, what had happened to them, and then, I remembered she didn’t see me. Her hair was all
frowzy, way out all over her head. A lot of them looked like that, but she looked so tired and like she was sorry
about something. I guess she was sorry BEFORE it happened, because it surely did happen.

There was a funny smell. I don't like it. A smell like sulphur, sulphuric acid, a smell like death. For a minute, I
thought I was back in chem. (chemistry). When I looked around for the girl, she was gone. I wanted to find her
for some reason. It was if I knew something was going to happen and I could stay with her, help her. She was
gone, and I walked half a block, then saw the clock again. My eyes seemed glued on that clock. I couldn’t move.
I just waited. It was FIVE MINUTES TO FOUR O'CLOCK ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON. I thought I would
stand there looking at that clock forever waiting for the something to come.

Then, when it came, it was nothing. It was just nothing. It wasn't nearly as hard as the earthquake we had two
years ago. The ground shook, just an instant. People looked at each other, surprised. Then they laughed, I
laughed too. So this was what I had been waiting for. This funny little shake. It meant nothing. I was relieved
and I was disappointed. What had I been waiting for? I started back up the Blvd., moving my legs like those
kids. How do they do it?

I never found out. I felt as if the ground wasn't solid under me. I knew I was dreaming and yet I wasn't
dreaming. There was that smell again--coming like from the ocean. I was getting to the 5 and 10 (Newberry's?)
and I saw the look on the kids' faces. Two of them were right in front of me, coming my way. Both with beards.
One with earrings. One said: "let's get out of this place. Let's go back East." He seemed scared. It was as if the
sidewalks were trembling - but you couldn't seem to see them. Not with your eyes you couldn't. An old lady
had a dog, a little white dog, and she stopped and looked scared, and grabbed him in her arms and said,” Let’s
go home, Frou, Frou. Mamma is going to take you home." That poor old lady, hanging on to her dog. I got
scared. Real scared.

I remembered the girl. She was way down the block, probably. I started to run. I ran and ran, and the ground
kept trembling. But I couldn't see it. I couldn't feel it. But I knew it was trembling. Everybody looked scared.
They looked terrible. One young lady just sit down on the sidewalk all doubled up. She kept saying
"earthquake, it's THE earthquake." over and over. But I COULDN"T SEE THAT ANYTHING WAS

Then, when it came. How it came. Like nothing in God's world. Like nothing. It was the scream of a siren, long
and low, or the scream of a woman I heard having a baby when I was a kid. It was awful. It was as if
something- some monster- was PUSHING UP THE SIDEWALKS. You felt it long before you saw it, as if the
sidewalks wouldn't hold anymore. I looked out at the cars. They were honking but not scared. They just kept
moving. They didn't seem to know yet that anything was happening. Then, that white car, that baby half-sized
one, came sprawling from the inside lane right against the curb. The girl who was driving just sat there. She sat
there with her eyes staring, as if she couldn't move, but I could hear her. She whimpered. Like a little girl. She
made funny noises. I watched her, thinking of the other girl.

I said that it was a dream and I would wake up.. But I didn't wake up. But I didn't wake up. The shaking had
started again, but this time different. It was a nice shaking, like a cradle being rocked for a minute, and then I
saw the middle of the Blvd. seemed to be breaking in two. The concrete looked as if it were being pushed
straight up by some giant shovel. it. It was breaking in two. That is why the girl's car went out of control.. AND
ALL KINDS OF SOUNDS... children, and women and those crazy guys with earrings. They were all moving, it
seemed, some of them above the sidewalk. I can't describe it. They were LIFTED UP. and the waters kept
oozing...oozing. The cries. It was awful. I woke up. I never want to have that dream again.


It came again. Like the first time which was a preview and all I could remember was that it was the end of the
world. I was right back there--all that crying. Right in the middle of it. My eardrums felt as if they were going to
burst. Noise everywhere. People falling down, some of them bad hurt. Pieces of buildings, chips, flying in the
air. One hit me hard on the side of the face, but I didn't seem to feel it.

I wanted only to wake up, to get away from this place. It had been fun in the beginning, the first dream, when I
kind of knew I was going to dream the end of the world or something. This was terrible. There were older people
in the cars. Most of the kids were in the street. But those old guys were yelling bloody murder, as if anybody
could help them.. Nobody could help them. Nobody could help them.

It was then that I felt myself lifted up. Maybe I had died. I don't know. But I was over the city. It was tilting
toward the ocean-like tilting a picnic table. The buildings were holding, better than you could believe. They were
holding. They were holding. The people saw they were holding and they tried to cling to them or get inside. It
was fantastic. Like a building had a will of its own. Everything else breaking around them, and they were
holding, holding. I was up over them-looking down. I started to root for them. Hold that line, I said. Hold that
line. Hold that line. I wanted to cheer, to shout, to scream. If the buildings held, those buildings on the Blvd.,
maybe the girl-the girl with the two kids-maybe she could get inside.

It looked that way for a long time, maybe three minutes, and three minutes was like forever. Everybody was
trying to get inside. They were going to hold. You knew they were going to hold, even if the waters kept coming
up. Only they didn't. I've never imagined what it would be like for a building to die. A building dies just like a
person. It gives way, some of the bigger ones did just that. They began to crumble, like an old man with palsy,
who couldn't take it anymore. They crumble right down to nothing. And the little ones screamed like mad-over
and above the roar of the people. They were mad about dying. But buildings die. I couldn't look anymore at the
people. I kept wanting to get higher. I kept willing myself to go higher.

Then I seemed to be out of it all, but I could see. I seemed to be up on Big Bear near San Bernardino, but the
funny thing is that I could see everywhere. I knew what was happening. The earth seemed to start to tremble
again. I could feel it even though I was up high. This time it lasted maybe twelve seconds, and it was gentle. You
couldn't believe anything so gentle could cause so much damage. But then I saw the streets of Los Angeles-and
everything between the San Bernardino mountains and L.A. It was all tilting toward the ocean, houses
everything that was left. I could see the big lanes-dozens of big lanes still loaded with cars-five lanes in one place,
and all the cars sliding the same way.

Now the ocean was coming in, moving like a huge snake across the land. I wondered how long it was, and I
could see the clock, even though I wasn't there on the Blvd.. It was 4:29. It had been half an hour. I was glad I
couldn't hear the crying any more. But I could see everything. I could see everything.


Then, like looking at a huge map of the world, I could see what was happening on the land and with people.
San Francisco was feeling it, but she was not in any way like Hollywood or Los Angeles. I seemed to see it was
the GARLOCK FAULT, not just the SAN ANDREAS that was rocking San Francisco. It was moving just like
that earthquake movie with Jeanette McDonald and Gable. I could see all those mountains coming together-the
Sierra Nevada, and the San Andreas and Garlock.

I knew what was going to happen to San Francisco-it was going to turn over, because of Garlock. It would turn
upside down. It went quickly, because of the twisting, I guess. It seemed much faster than Hollywood, but then I
wasn't exactly there. I was a long, long way off.

I shut my eyes for a long time-I guess ten minutes-and when I opened them I saw Grand Canyon, that great big
gap was closing in, and Boulder Dam was being pushed from underneath. And then, Nevada, and on up to
Reno. Way down south, way down Baja, California, Mexico too. It looked like some volcano down there was
erupting, along with everything else.

I saw the map of South America, especially Colombia. Another volcano-eruption-shaking violently. Venezuela
seemed to be having some king of volcanic activity. Away off in the distance, I could see Japan, on a Fault, too.
It was so far off-not easy to see, because I was still on Big Bear Mountain, but Japan started to go into the sea. I
couldn't tell time, then, and the people looked like dolls, far away. I couldn't hear the screaming, but I could see
the surprised look on their faces. They looked so surprised.. They were all like dolls. It was so far away I could
hardly see it. In a minute or two it seemed over. Everybody was gone. There was nobody left.

I didn't know time now. I couldn't see a clock. I tried to see the island of Hawaii. I could just see huge tidal
waves...beating against it. The people on the streets were getting wet, and they were scared. But I didn't see
anybody going into the sea. I seemed way around the globe. More flooding. Is the world going to be drenched?
Constantinople. Black Sea rising. Suez Canal, for some reason seemed to be drying up. SICILY.. she doesn't
hold. I could see map. Mt Etna is shacking. A lot of this area seemed to go, but it seemed to be earlier or later.

I wasn't sure of time, now. ENGLAND.....huge floods-but no tidal waves. Water, water everywhere, but no one
going into the sea. People were frightened and crying. Some places they fell in the streets on their knees and
started to pray for the world. I didn't know the English were emotional. Ireland, Scotland-all kinds of churches
were crowded-it seemed night and day. People were carrying candles and everybody was crying for California,
Nevada, parts of Colorado- maybe all of it, even Utah.

Everybody was crying-most of them didn't even know anybody in California, Nevada, Utah, but they were
crying as if they were blood kin. Like one family. Like it happened to them. NEW YORK was coming into view-
she was still there, nothing had happened, yet water level was way up. Here, things were different. People were
running in the streets yelling-"end of world". Kids ran into restaurants and ate everything in sight. I saw a shoe
store with all the shoes gone in about five minutes. Fifth Avenue- everybody running. Some radio blasting from
a loud speaker that in a few minutes, power might be shut off. They must control themselves. Five girls were
running like mad toward the Y.W.C.A., that place on Lexington or somewhere. They ran like they were scared
to death. BUT NOTHING WAS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK. I saw an old lady with garbage cans, filling
them with water. Everybody seemed scared to death. Some people looked dazed. The streets seemed filled with
loud speakers. It wasn't daylight. It was night. I saw, like the next day, and everything was topsy turvy. Loud
speakers again about fuel tanks broken in areas-shortage of oil. People seemed to be looting markets.

Oregon, Washington, The Dakotas, Missouri, Minnesota, Canada

I saw a lot of places that seemed safe, and people were not scared. Especially the rural areas. Here everything
was almost as if nothing had happened. People seemed headed to these places some on foot, some in cars (that
still had fuel). I heard-or somehow I knew- that somewhere in the Atlantic land had come up. A lot of land. I was
getting awful tired. I wanted to wake up I wanted to go back to the girl-to know where she was-she and those
two kids. I found myself back in Hollywood-and it was still 4:29. I wasn't up on Big Bear then- I was perched
over Hollywood. I was just there. It seemed perfectly natural in my dream.

T.V., Radio, Ham Operators

I could hear now. I could hear, someplace, a radio station blasting out-telling people not to panic. They were
dying in the streets. There were picture stations with movies-some right in Hollywood-these were carrying on,
with all the shaking. One fellow ( in the picture (TV) station) was a little short guy who should have been scared
to death. But he wasn't. He kept shouting and reading instructions. Something about helicopters or planes
would go over-some kind of planes-but I knew they couldn't.

Things were happening in the atmosphere. The waves were rushing up now. Waves. Such waves. Nightmare
waves. Then, I saw again, Boulder Dam, going down...pushing together, pushing together breaking apart-No,
Grand Canyon was pushing together, and Boulder Dam was breaking apart. It was still daylight. All these radio
stations went off at the same time-Boulder Dam had broken. I wondered how everybody would know about it-
people back East. That was when I saw the "ham radio operators". I saw them in the oddest places, as if I were
right there with them. Like the little guy with glasses. They kept sounding the alarm. One kept saying: "This is
California. We are going into the sea. This is California. We are going into the sea.. Get to the high places. Get to
the mountains. All states west-this is California. We are going to the - We are going to the" - I thought he was
going to say" sea". But I could see him. He was inland, but the waters had come in. His hand was still clinging
to the table, he was trying to get up, so that once again he could say: "This is California we are going into the
sea. This is California we are going into the sea." I seemed to hear this, over and over, for what seemed hours-just
those words.

They kept it up until the last minute-all of them-calling out "Get to the Mountains-This is California.-We are
going into the sea." I woke up. It didn't seem as if I had been dreaming. I have never been so tired. For a minute
or two, I thought it had happened. I wondered about two things. I hadn't seen all what happened to Fresno (his
home) and I hadn't found out what happened to that girl. I've been thinking about it all morning. I'm going
home tomorrow. It was just a dream. It was nothing more.

Nobody in the future on Hollywood Blvd. is going to be wearing earrings-and those beards. Nothing like that is
ever going to happen. That girl was so real to me-that girl with those two kids. It won't ever happen-but if it did,
how could I tell her (maybe she isn't even born yet) to move away from California when she has her twins-and
she can't be on the Blvd. that day. She was so real!

The other thing-those ham operators-hanging on like that-over and over-saying the same thing: " This is
California. We are going into the sea. This is California. We are going into the sea. Get to the mountains. Get to
the hilltops. California, Nevada Colorado, Arizona, Utah. This is California. We are going into the sea." I guess
I'll hear that for days.


Are you ready?


Wow - since the DC EQ, the blog is setting all new records for readership.... People are getting antsy when things start happening where they should not - which was my premise two months ago. Things would quiet down for several months after the previous alignment on March 11th and then begin heating up slowly around the last couple weeks of August and then a massive spike again during the feast of trumpets.

Folks - this is going to be it! Woohoo!! Gettin' down to business and having our Lord and Savior return in a few. Quite frankly, I thought it would be a little more intense before that happened (get back with me in several weeks, and see how confident I am feeling about that last statement...). But then, we have another 23 years or so to go before the REALLY BIG appointment goes down around 2000 years after he left the first time and around 1/2 hour (1000/48) since the opening of the seventh seal. We are part of history - hope it is all working out for your individual plans. I am advising people who have not known early enough (and who live on the coast to rent Cruise America RVs for a week (off peak around 900 bones), load it with food and loved ones and head for the eastern front of the Rockies above 2500-3500' elevation).

Here is the link:

ENJOY - and hurry up already! Stimulate the economy by ordering your stuff before 9/11/11. We may just hit the wall then; where our money and ability to ship and move around is limited or gone....

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


When you consider that the children of Israel were scattered all over the earth to be a leaven among the nations and in part as a chastisement for not having lived fully to their birthright, this little piece puts it all in perspective (CLICK THIS LINK FOR PICS OR JUST READ THE TEXT BELOW):

Jews in India


The largest Jewish community of Indian Jews is that of the Bene Israel. Earlier the Bene Israel lived in the villages of west Maharashtra in the Konkan coast. In the nineteenth century they started moving to the cities, mainly to Bombay (now called Mumbai) and to other cities among them Pune, Ahmadabad and Karachi which is now part of Pakistan. From 1950 onwards they started immigrating to Israel. The Bene Israel community was completely isolated from most of the other Jewish communities of the world. They are known as Bene Israel because that’s how they called themselves. The Bene Israel believe that their forefathers arrived in India before the destruction of the second temple. The accepted version is that their forefathers were sailing in a commercial ship from the Land of Israel to India. The ship wrecked near the coast of Konkan. From the ship survived 14 people, seven men and seven women. They swam towards the land and arrived at the village called Navgaon. All their belongings drowned in the sea. The dead bodies of the others from the ship were buried in the village. The survivors somehow managed to settle in the village and started working in agriculture and oil producing which later on became their main profession. As time passed the descendants of the survivors forgot Hebrew and their religious tradition. But they carried out some of the Israeli tradition.

The Bene Israels observed Sabbath (Saturday) and abstained on this day from any work. They circumcised their sons on the eighth day after birth. They didn’t eat fish which didn’t had fins and scales. They observed a few Israeli festivals and called them by Indian names, but until their association with other Jewish communities they weren’t aware of the Hanukkah festival and the ninth of Ab fast. These two traditions became part of Jewish tradition after the destruction of the second Temple and therefore the belief that the Bene Israels forefathers arrived in India before the destruction of the second temple. On each religious occasion such as marriage; circumcision or death the Bene Israelis used to recite the ‘Shema’ verse.

The Bene Israel community grew and they became a guild or an Indian caste with the profession of oil pressers. They left their first village, Navgaon, and dispersed to other villages and towns in the coast of Konkan becoming the oil producers and oil pressers of their respective villages. From the names of the villages and towns; like Roha, Pen, Pali or Ashtam; they derived their surnames like Rohekar; Penkar; Palkar; Ashtamkar and such others. The Bene Israels used to abstain from any work on Saturday (which wasn’t an acceptable feature in India) and were therefore called ‘Shenwar Teli’ meaning ‘Saturday oil pressers’.

According to Bene Israel tradition, somewhere between 1000 AD to 1400 AD a Jewish merchant, David Rahabi, arrived in west India. The Bene Israels believe that Rahabi was Moses Maimonides (a very respected Jewish scholar also called ‘Rambam’) brother. Rahabi was surprised to find this Bene Israel community which followed some Jewish traditions and festivals. He decided to enlighten them with all the Jewish traditions. He chose three men from the Bene Israel community and taught them Talmud and other Jewish books. These three people became to be known as ‘Kaji’ (meaning judge in Arabic) and were religious and social leaders of the Bene Israel community. And so, it is believed, began the revivification of the Bene Israel Jews towards Judaism. Later on in the eighteenth century Cochini Jews and other Jewish communities also began to associate religiously with the Bene Israel Jews.

A very important non-Jewish community that had an impact on the Bene Israel was the Christian missionaries. In the eighteenth century many Christian missionaries came to India. Some of them had anthropological interest in India. They began with their own theories about the origins of Bene Israel and other researchers including the Bene Israel themselves also began theorizing the origins of the Bene Israel. Different researchers came to different conclusions. Among the theories there were a few which came to conclusion that the Bene Israel’s forefathers arrived in India before the destruction of the second Temple and this is because the Bene Israel (meaning children of Israel) did not call themselves Jews (In the narrow sense the Jews are descendants only from the two of the twelve tribes of Children Of Israel, Yehuda and Benjamin) . For the same reason others concluded that the Indian Bene Israel are from the ‘Lost Tribes’ which are the ten tribes (of the twelve tribes of the Children Of Israel) whom the Assyrians exiled from the Land Of Israel in 800 BC and what happened of them is not known (and are therefore called Lost Tribes) . Others concluded that the Bene Israel originate from the tribes of Zvulun and Asher and that’s because the Bene Israel engaged in the profession of oil pressing which is believed to be the profession popular among the tribes of Zvulun and Asher. Other reasons that support the theory that the Bene Israel Jews are in India for over 2000 years is the fact that they weren’t aware of the main Jewish tradition which evolved in Judaism between 200 BC to 300 AD. Others concluded that the Bene Israel are Jews who came to India from Arab countries at a much later period, somewhere around the seventh century AD. And there are other theories, among them is that the Bene Israel aren’t at all of Israeli origin.

With the revival of Judaism among the Bene Israel by David Rahabi, he selected three men to be the religious leaders of the community and called them ‘Kaji’. These Kajis fulfilled all the religious jobs of the community. The Kaji’s profession was hereditary. From the eighteenth century the Bene Israel developed contact and communication with other Jewish communities especially with the ‘Cochini’ Jews who lived in the southern part of India the present state of Kerala and with Jews from Iraq and Yemen. The contacts and communication with the Yemen Jews started when Bene Israels, who were soldiers in the Indian-British army, were posted at Aden in Yemen. The Bene Israel in Aden had their prayer hall in Aden and later on brought Yemenite Jewish cantors to India and so adopting the Yemenite style of praying (Because of the Yemenite way of praying some researchers wrongly presume that the Bene Israel originate from Yemen). In the first synagogues of the Bene Israel Jews the cantors were mainly Yemenite or Iraqi or Cochini. After the cantors, the Bene Israel began to bring to India Jewish circumciser and butchers from Yemen and so the Kajis lost their traditional position as head of the community.

Yemenite cantor listens while a Bene Israel blows the shofar

The Bene Israels have a few Jewish customs almost unique only to them. The community members almost in every thanksgiving ceremony maintain a ritual called ‘Malida’. Malida is a home ritual in which the men sit around a plate full of roasted rice, fruits, spices and flowers. In this ceremony they sing songs praising the Lord. In the main song they also praise Prophet Elijah as the precursor of the Messiah. The Bene Israel legend also narrates of two occasions when Prophet Elijah visited them and returned to heaven. The first occasion occurred immediately after the arrival of Bene Israel to the coast of Konkan. On this occasion he revivified the unconscious Bene Israels who swam to the beach from the sea. The second occasion occurred at a much latter period. At this visit the Bene Israel believe, Prophet Elijah also left a footprint from where he rose to heaven. In this place in the village of Khandala near Alibag (there is also a tourist town by the same name near Pune in Maharashtra and that’s a different place) the Bene Israels used to have religious rituals. Another custom unique to the Bene Israel was abstaining from eating beef. The majority of Indians are Hindus. The Hindus believe that cow is sacred and therefore to maintain good relations with their Hindu neighbors they abstained from eating beef and instead eat mutton. Another custom of the Bene Israel inspired by their Hindu neighbors was, not remarrying of widows and not maintaining the levirate marriage (a Jewish custom which commands marriage between the widow and her dead husband’s brother if the man dies childless) . The Bene Israels were also less strict about the Kosher laws. They didn’t keep two complete sets of kitchen utensils but only two sets of cooking utensils.

The Bene Israels divide their community into two groups. ‘Gora’ and ‘Kala’. Gora (meaning white) are majority in the community and their both parents are of Jewish religion. Kala (meaning black) is the smaller group whose father is of Israeli origin but mother is non-Jewish. These two groups use to pray together but the Goras didn’t accept the Kalas as complete Jews and didn’t mingle with them, nor did they marry with them. The Goras also didn’t allow the Kalas to hold the ‘Sefer’ or to blow the ‘Shofar’.

The first Bene Israel synagogue built by Samuel Divekar in 1796. Divekar with other Bene Israels served as a soldier of the British in India. In one of the wars against the kingdom of Mysore in south India, he with other British Indian soldiers was captured. The King of Mysore, Tipu Sultan, was a Muslim. He used to execute the captured soldiers, but when his mother heard of the Bene Israel captives, she begged her son to spare the Bene Israel soldiers because the Bene Israel are referred to in the holy Muslim Koran as the Chosen People of the Almighty. Many claim that if the Bene Israels had called themselves Yehudi (Jew) and not Bene Israel they would have been executed because the Koran looks negatively at Jews but in more positive way at the Bene Israels. After being spared Samuel Divekar decided to thank the Lord by building a synagogue. Later on more synagogue were build by the Bene Israels in India. There was even a Reform Jewish synagogue built in 1925. Among the synagogues, the synagogue in the town of Panvel (near Mumbai) is considered special and sacred where it is believed, prayers are fulfilled.

Until the twentieth century the Bene Israels referred to themselves as Bene Israels or Israels and not as Jews. In the twentieth century they slowly began to refer to themselves as Jews but normally they used to refer to themselves as Bene Israel and to the Jews from Arab countries who settled in India (Baghdadi Jews) as ‘Yehudi’. In some of the birth certificates and other legal documents of the early twentieth century their religion was specified as ‘Bene Israel’ and not Jew. Many Indians (non-Jewish) of west Maharashtra even today refer to Jews as Bene Israel or Israel and not as ‘Jew’.

The Bene Israel as a community weren’t a powerful influential community in their local areas but there were among them some who advanced to high ranks in the armies of local rulers. Some of them also got land from the local rulers as a prize for their services. After the British arrived to India, many Bene Israels joined the British forces in India and fought for the British Empire in their different wars around the world. Later on the Bene Israels adopted the profession of building contractors and other new modern professions that emerged in India such as office clerks, law, modern medicine and other professions. There were some Bene Israels who reach to high positions of judges, lawyers, doctors, institute managers and administrative or other high ranking officers in government services.

The Bene Israel’s population at their height was perhaps 30000 in India and that was in the 1950s. Proportionally they weren’t even 0.01% of the Indian population. Since the 1950s most of the Bene Israel have immigrated to Israel, and some to English speaking countries like Australia and England. Today in India there are less than 5000 Bene Israels, most of them live in Thana a suburb of Mumbai (Bombay).

India's Bene Israel by Shirley Isenberg. A Comprehensive Inquiry and Sourcebook:-Even though this book isn't always available at Amazon.This is the book for those interested in the Bene Israel community. This book has lot of information about the Bene Israel community and also about Jewish culture and history. In this book you will also find information about Indian society.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Had to share this little piece showing a simple animation of what we are going to see as the earth passes thru the debris tail of a 1.5xJupiter diameter brown dwarf that is dragging all kinds of debris behind it (as shown in the Chandra X-ray snapshot - CLICK LINK) that we will pass through in November.

It will be quite the ride! Hope you are living to the standards the Lord has set and to the best or your ability - and it appears a nice hard hat would be in order as the New Testament indicates that these things that will hit the earth will weigh on the order of 35-70 lbs. I personally plan on being a few feet underground. Hope the house makes it since these things will bring fire and general chaos above ground. Pretty much make every thing into nice little tooth pick-sized shreds:

Hope you enjoyed it!

Monday, August 22, 2011


This is a little more in line with the content from my other blog - Survivin in the Wood - but I was so excited and impressed with this little pump that I had to share.

We know that one of the most important things that will be required after we pass thru the difficulties that are coming, will be getting clean, uncontaminated water for drinking. There will be some sort of red dust put out by the meteorites or coming off of Elenin that will coat the earth. It will contain toxic material making the only water that is drinkable is that which has been naturally filtered through the strata coming out of the ground. So, we have to be able to get water out of deep wells that do not have the possibility of picking up this deadly surface contamination. The wells have to survive the massive earthquake without breaking or collapsing of the casing or the underground aquifer being compromised and re-routed. There will be no power left to get water out using conventional electric pumps. Surface water may not be able to even be filtered even with 1 micron gravity pass-thru filters (even though I own a few...). Also, there will be massive drought throughout parts of the land and even if you have passed through all the previous tests, you may thirst to death anyway. So, you have to have a good, secure, deep well and be able to get water out of it. Most electronics may not survive solar flares/EMP and nothing will work..... Soooooo, what is to be done? I have wracked my brain over and over trying to work the scenarios in my mind - none of which had a bullet-proof solution until now:

I present the solution to all the above problems:

This thing even has a basic 12V electric option that you can run off your car battery. Absolutely sweet! As an engineer, I don't get too excited about too much when it comes to gadgets precisely because everything has drawbacks and tradeoffs. There is little lacking in this little baby.



I spent about five hours rehearsing everything I have learned to two different fine people I know through church. I just got off the phone with a good older friend from the mission - Fortaleza, Brasil.

Scott A. was the best missionary in the whole mission. He had been inactive before going deciding to go on the mission and when he came back he did so with a vengeance. So much so, that he was known (at least to me) as "the machine". I could not keep up with him - and I would run the legs off my companions - to the point that I was specifically told by my mission president to slow down for fear of a few of them losing too much weight and becoming ill. Many a weekly letter to the mission President was sent complaining about my over-zealous work habits or off the charts boldness calling people out to repentance. After all, I was not there to soft-peddle the gospel to people - it was about getting down to the brass tacks and saving souls - even if it hurt them a little in the process or wore out my comps' shoes for all the running around. I had one companion that I trained right before I headed home, Elder Smith, who was so on fire that he and I would spend our entire P-day deep diving into the scriptures just to see what we would learn. It was a chore to have to quit so we could do a little shopping and the basics of self-maintenance for the week.

I was that intense as a missionary; and then there was "the machine". Scott could run me into the ground in a heart-beat. The guy was unstoppable - the love of the Lord burned so strongly in him. He would get up earlier than the 6:30am start of day time and lift weights and be dressed by the time I rolled out of bed. He was truly over the top and made a righteous goal to baptize 100 souls in the last few months of his mission and I believe he achieved that goal or came very close to it. I think he is still that same way.

So we had a chance to talk tonight - and I gave him the synopsis of the whole Elenin thing. He seemed respectful (not dismissive, as many are when they hear something that is off the charts like I am presenting to them) and is digesting this. He made a comment in the middle of my two hour long monologue - basically to the effect of, "You have known about this for months now and you are just now telling me four weeks before it happens??". He lives on the West Coast and would take a direct hit from the EQ and the resulting tsunami. I felt badly I had not considered that he should be given an earlier warning. I have one more week where I basically can have the luxury of time telling people the story two hours at a pop - and then I am over in Montana going pedal to the metal for the last three weeks getting the enormous list of things ready.

So - what I am trying to say is this: if you have developed some sense of urgency to this thing (that it will go down, as posted), please do go out on a limb and tell people you care about and give them as much heads up as you can. It may make the difference between them just saying "Why try" because there is too much to do in too short of a time and them feeling the motivation to 'git 'r dun' with what time and resources they have left.

I have many co-workers (not LDS) that are making plans (one guy that I am mentoring as he rotates through our group is renting a 32' RV from Cruise America and loading it with crazy amounts of food and heading to Northern Idaho above 2600' elevation. Another is conveniently planning his vacation with his family back to Vietnam during that time period. Another is planning to take his family to Toronto where he will be blowing the shofar in his synagogue on September 26th which is Rosh Hoshanna - the feast of trumpets where they symbolically herald the coming of the Messiah. The significance of that "coincidence" is not lost on him....

Several families in our ward have already hit the streets (or are heading out) for points east. Many have told me I am full of bull puckey.... Oddly, the ones that have told me that have little or no food storage, most do not have "as much education as possible", most are deeply in debt and living beyond their means, most love sports and spend inordinate amounts of time in front of the tube wasting countless hours in worthless pursuits (what - so you can intelligently talk with your compatriots around the water cooler about some element of yesterday's pre-season game??), most have a 50" television or bigger with dolby surround sound (as much as a two years supply of food for their small family would cost) and the list goes on and on - and I AM THE FREAK and the one who is out of line for basically following what I am asked to do of the Lord through His servants. It will be interesting to see what happens when we cross paths again. I pray for them - but do not hold out much hope - good people; just conditioned by the world to label and ridicule; and then suffer with the worldly......

Thursday, August 18, 2011





Experts Claim 10 to 45% Chance Massive Earthquake And Tsunami Will Devastate Pacific Northwest

The Intel Hub
By Alex Thomas
June 25th, 2011

Experts have placed the probability of a massive earthquake striking along the Cascadia fault at a 10 to 37% chance within the next 50 years.

Speaking at a Portland State University symposium on earthquakes, experts compared evidence from Japan as well as soil seabed samples to reach their conclusion.

“Within the next 50 years, they say, Washington and northern Oregon face a 10 to 15 percent probability of an offshore quake powerful enough to kill thousands and launch a tsunami that would level coastal cities,” reported The Oregonian.

This is startling considering the massive destruction caused by the powerful Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami that wrecked havoc throughout Japan and caused three full scale meltdowns at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

“Off southern Oregon, the probability of an 8-or-higher magnitude earthquake is greater — 37 percent, according to Oregon State University’s Chris Goldfinger, one of the world’s top experts on subduction-zone quakes.”

Chris Goldfinger has been involved and lead similar studies in the past that have indicated essentially the same probability. In 2008 he lead a study that showed a 1 in 3 chance of a massive earthquake rocking Oregon in the next 50 years.tsunami map

“It could be tomorrow, it could be 50 years from now,” Goldfinger told in mid March.

In April 2011 The Daily Mail reported that their is actually a 45% probability of a so called ‘Megathrust’ in the Cascadia fault zone.

“Cascadia, which stretches from Vancouver island to northern California, has been dormant for over 300 years but scientists now believe there is a 45 per cent probability of an earthquake of an 8.0 magnitude or higher in the next 50 years. They add there is a 15 per cent chance of magnitude 9 or more.”

Interestingly enough, Goldfinger has also showed a correlation between the San Andreas Fault and the Cascadia Fault.

ScienceDaily, quoting research published by the Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, reported in 2008 that seismic activity on the southern Cascadia fault has possibily trigged earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault. 10% Off High Grade Potassium Iodide(Ad)

Opinions differ in regards to how frequent the fault produces magnitude 8 or above earthquakes, with some believing that it likely happens every 250 years and others believing it is closer to every 500.

It has been about 300 years since the last magnitude 8 or above struck Oregon.

Unfortunately, most Oregon buildings are not prepared for a strong earthquake. According to official reports, upwards of 300,000 children attend Oregon schools that are vulnerable to collapse in the event of a large scale earthquake.


For those that aren’t familiar with the Cascadia Subduction Zone here is some background research.
Oregon Coast’s Vulnerability

The northwestern coast of Oregon is susceptible to both local and far-field tsunamis. The Cascadia Subduction Zone, where the eastward moving Juan de Fuca plate meets the westward moving North American Plate, is just off the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States and Canada.

It is a 750-kilometer long fault zone. This area is very active tectonically, and therefore has the potential to produce large earthquakes and possibly, subsequent tsunamis. This subduction zone is thought to have last ruptured in 1700.

Additionally, far-field earthquakes throughout the Pacific are also capable of spawning tsunamis that could eventually reach the Oregon coast. Historical records show that since 1812, about 28 tsunamis with wave heights greater than one meter have reached the U.S. west coast. Source

Monday, August 15, 2011


Well, it looks like Qadaffi is beginning to pull out all the stops. A lot like Saddam Hussein did right at the end in a desperate attempt to scare people off from stealing his pitiful power. I can't believe the people of Libya have supported that thug for all these years..... But, then, we have supported Obama for all those, who's talking..... :(

I maintain Qadaffi holds the ultimate trump card - and the reason we are probably over there - which is an Iranian Shahab III missile tipped with a nuke that will be launched towards Israel to initiate ultimate chaos in that region (probably on the tenth anniversary of September 11th...). Thanks, Iran.... You will deserve every thing you have coming to you (the leadership, that is).

I hope I am wrong on all this. I believe I am not on this hunch - or my timing of all this is completely off..... and Sarah Menet and I will have to take a hit on that one. I am not going down alone....:):


Thursday, August 11, 2011



President Vaughn J. Featherstone promised if members of the Church would spend half a day in the Temple each month the following blessings would result:

1. A man would become mighty, and a woman powerful.
2. It would serve as great "insurance protection" for your marriage.
3. The blessings of the eternal God will be called down upon you, and great spiritual growth will be yours.
4. Unseen angels will watch over your loved ones when Satanic forces tempt them.
5. Your families will draw close to the Lord and there will be no empty chairs in the Celestial Kingdom.
6. Your children will go on missions.
7. Your children will get married in the temple.
8. The veil will be thin, you will have spiritual growth, and many spiritual experiences will distill upon you.
9. You will be prepared for exaltation-with a celestial body, a celestial mind and a celestial personality.
10. You will become receptive to divine guidance and receive spiritual perception to help you grapple with your problems and cares.
11. You will see clearly how to make critical decisions that weigh heavily on your mind.
Temple statement for Utah South Area - Given in the Manti Temple April 1987 by Vaughn J. Featherstone

"The season of the world before us will be like no other in the history of mankind. Satan has unleashed every evil, every scheme, every blatant, vile perversion ever known to man in any generation. Just as this is the dispensation of the fullness of times, so it is also the dispensation of the fullness of evil. We and our wives and husbands, our children, and our members must find safety. There is no safety in the world, wealth cannot provide it, enforcement agencies cannot assure it, membership in this Church alone cannot bring it.

As the evil night darkens upon this generation, we must come to the temple for light and safety. In our temples we find quiet, sacred havens where the storm cannot penetrate to us. There are hosts of unseen sentinels watching over us and guarding our Temples. Angels attend every door. As it was in the days of Elisha so it will be for us: 'Those that be with us are more than they that be against us.' Before the Savior comes the world will darken. There will come a period of time where even the elect will lose hope if they do not come to the temples. The world will be so filled with evil that the righteous will only feel secure within these walls. The Saints will come here not only to do vicarious work, but to find a haven of peace. They will long to bring their children here for safety sake.

I believe we may well have living on the earth now or very soon, the boy or babe who will be the prophet of the Church when the Savior comes. Those who will sit in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are here. There are many in our homes and communities who will have apostolic callings. We must keep them clean, sweet, and pure in an oh-so-wicked world. There will be greater hosts of unseen beings in the temple. Prophets of old as well as those in this dispensation will visit the temples. Those who attend will feel their strength and their companionship. We will not be alone in our temples.

Our garments worn as instructed will clothe us in a manner as protective as temple walls. The covenants and ordinances will fill us with faith as living fire. In a day of desolating sickness, scorched earth, barren waste, sickening plagues, disease, destruction and death, we as a people will rest in the shade of trees, we will drink from the cooling fountains. We will abide in places of refuge from the storm, we will mount up as on eagles wings, we will be lifted out of an insane and evil world. We will be as fair as the sun and as clear as the moon.

The Savior will come and will honor His people. Those who are spared and prepared will be a temple loving people. They will know him. They will cry out, 'blessed be the name of He that cometh in the name of the Lord. Thou art my God and I will bless thee, Thou art my God and I will exalt thee.'

Our children will bow down at his feet and worship Him as the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings. They will bathe His feet with their tears and He will weep and bless them for having suffered through the greatest trials ever known to man. His bowels will be filled with compassion and His heart will swell as wide as eternity and He will love them. He will bring peace that will last a thousand years and they will receive their reward to dwell with Him.

Let us prepare them with the faith to surmount every trial and every condition. We will do it in these holy, sacred temples. Come, come, come up to the temples of the Lord and abide in His presence."
Vaughn J. Featherstone

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Apparently, (from this link my sister-in-law who has the gift of prophecy) there is some new activity going on precisely in the area where this fractured zone will rupture on Sept 26th this year. I still cannot believe the magnitude of the energy this thing will put out - but I keep telling myself that I could not believe my correct prediction of Sept 11th, 2001 and the death within our family in the virtual exact middle of my 33rd year, etc - and then it happened. Truly mind boggling - the scope of devastation of this coming event will be off the charts - just numbing that it is a mere 6-7 weeks away:


Here is more information on this particular undersea volcano from my Wikipedia:



There is MUCH good information in here and so I recommend this reading to anyone who would like to know the mechanism the Lord uses to divide the sheep from the wolves in these last days:


Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I am keen to stay abreast of these things. Just had an M-class event last week. This one was the strongest possible - an X-class event. Up until I read this article, I did not know that there was something stronger than an M-class flare:


I expect to see a rapid escalation of these kinds of things as Elenin approaches with the culmination occurring the end of September into November when the crud hits the oscillator. Very interesting stuff!

Also, the global financial meltdown is right on schedule for this October timeframe. Man, am I ever jittery on all these events occurring at the same time. According to Sols Guardisto, the economic, social and natural disasters would all come together into a perfect crescendo as if they were designed to bring the collapse about..... Um, I am seeing this all occurring in unison to create the perfect storm this Fall.

Thank goodness I am not a "doom and gloomer".....

Friday, August 5, 2011


Wow - I guess my Brother-in-Law was right. This latest minor Elenin alignment with some other planets would cause the sun to really spit out some material. I have never witnessed Northern Lights in Washington. The last minor alignment on July 7th caused the same kind of thing. The weather did not cooperate that time around either.

Hope I get a nice glimpse of this tonight:

If skies cooperate, we could see Northern Lights tonight

The Northern Lights could dance in the sky above Seattle tonight and Saturday night, as charged particles hurtling through space from recent eruptions on the sun crash into the Earth's atmosphere.

By Amy Harris

Seattle Times staff reporter

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In this 2004 file photo, the Northern Lights were visible in the Seattle sky at Hamilton Viewpoint in West Seattle.
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In this 2004 file photo, the Northern Lights were visible in the Seattle sky at Hamilton Viewpoint in West Seattle.

The aurora borealis as viewed from Golden Gardens Park in Seattle in 2004.
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The aurora borealis as viewed from Golden Gardens Park in Seattle in 2004.

In this 2004 file photo, the Northern Lights shimmered above the Puget Sound region. This view was from Hamilton Viewpoint in West Seattle.
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In this 2004 file photo, the Northern Lights shimmered above the Puget Sound region. This view was from Hamilton Viewpoint in West Seattle.

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There's a good chance the Northern Lights will dance in the sky above Seattle tonight and Saturday night, as charged particles hurtling through space from recent eruptions on the sun crash into the Earth's upper atmosphere.

The National Weather Service was predicting considerable cloud cover in Seattle both nights, but meteorologists say that if you can find a clear spot and get away from the city lights, you may be able to view the greenish glow or faint red lights along the northern horizon.

The earth's magnetic field is about to become stirred up pretty good," said Joe Kunches, space scientist for NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center. "It may well be possible to see the auroras throughout the northern U.S. and down to the middle part of the U.S."

Kunches said that two types of atmospheric eruptions have flared up on the sun since Tuesday: solar flares, which act like lightning strikes that quickly disturb the atmosphere, and coronal eruptions, where parts of the sun's outer atmosphere get blown off.

The matter spewed from the sun is charged with protons and electrons that travel millions of miles through the galaxy until they hit the earth's magnetic field, creating an aurora.

The aurora borealis — or Northern Lights — were named after the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek word for the northern wind, Borea.

"It's kind of like a neon sign," said Kunches.

Mike McCarthy, a research professor in the University of Washington's Earth and Space Sciences department, saw his first aurora — a light green flickering overhead — in Thompson, Manitoba, an old nickel-mining town, on a frigid March night decades ago.

"It was so cold that it was hard to watch," he said, "but it was such an amazing sight that you couldn't look away."

Midnight is typically the best time to view the Northern Lights, but this aurora could be visible just after sunset tonight and continue until after midnight, Kunches said. The moon is currently in its first quarter, which means that the sky is not too bright, but clouds are expected both evenings.

"It's all dependent on local weather, so a lot of the time if you can't see higher than 500 feet, you'll miss the most brilliant aurora because of the clouds," Kunches said.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Well, I just went in to the rental truck place to move my truck date back to the next day. The rental owner who has been in the business for quite some time cannot explain it. He has NEVER seen it like this. All trucks are stuck in the inter-mountain area and he is having to send crews over there to pick them up to get them over here for people like me.

Basically, there is no reciprocal ebb and flow of people moving back and forth (that they rely on for their logistics) - just ebb. The same thing with U-haul - no trucks available. I noticed that the cost of renting their trucks almost doubled two weeks ago when they realized they could not get them on the West Coast. That gave me pause and I ended up going with another rental company.

Which brings me up to the point of this piece. People just start moving when the time is right. Usually it involves around 0.1-0.5% of the population when there is a ELE such as the Babylonian armies coming, the Roman armies coming, etc. OR, Elenin. History has shown that people - a small, select class of people - seem to sense, act decisively and prosper when times are tough.

I work with the progeny from a group of families that chartered a ship and split for the coasts of India right around the time that Lehi split Jerusalem for the Americas. There were the folks associated with Mulek, as well who split at that time - although they may have just used their privilege and money to buy their way past the siege guards after the crud had already hit the oscillator. Many groups other than those three recorded groups (I am sure) got out and avoided badness.

Here is an excerpt from an e-mail I sent this morning:

Holy smokes - got freaked out at the Budget truck place. No trucks on the west coast. They may have to go to Kalispell to find the interstate ones (20-24 footers). Remember all those trucks there when we dropped ours off Sunday afternoon in Kali? I had to park on the grass.... Well, apparently, that is the case everywhere except here.... People are leaving in droves for some reason and there is no ebb and flow of people coming and going - they are just going.....

Very interesting - anecdotal, but interesting. Kind of along the lines of what Bishop's wife had to say about a gathering place in the valley. We may not be the only ones that are being moved upon to move. Can't wait to hear the stories of some of these other families coming into the ward.

I am VERY interested to see how this all plays out in a few short weeks. It is heartening to see that the Lord is acting in others' lives. Glad to know I am not the only freak out there...... Not that I care - I have always acted on faith and THEN assessed the outcome and done very well by that - but this is a drastic thing I am doing. Hope your situation finds you acting in faith and feeling at peace with your future.