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A central Philippine province declared a state of calamity on Tuesday as a volcano spewed lava that reached the limits of a six-km radius no-go zone and spread ash on nearby farming villages.
Mount Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines, continued to erupt on Tuesday forcing nearly 35,000 people to evacuate.
While the recent eruptions have been relatively weak, scientists warn that they could turn explosive at any time, according to the Associated Press.
A thick ash cloud around the volcano has made monitoring its eruptions difficult and also caused ash to settle on nearby villages.
Lava flows on Tuesday also forced police to set up checkpoints to keep tourists a safe distance from the volcano.
While currently at a level three warning, an upgrade to level four would result in forced evacuations across a larger impact area.
In an attempt to keep local villagers from returning to their homes to check on farm animals, officials have planned to set up evacuation areas for animals, including water buffaloes, cows, pigs and poultry, according to Office of Civil Defense regional director Claudio Yucot.
Despite being a popular tourist attraction, Mount Mayon has erupted around 50 times in the past 500 years.
The 2,460-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, has a long history of deadly eruptions.
An eruption in 1814 killed 1,200 people and buried an entire town in a volcanic mudflow.
A larger scale eruption could result in more widespread evacuations and travel disruption as the volcano sits less than 16 km (10 miles) from Legazpi City, the capital of Albay province.
They weigh more than 100 tons, they are solid Aswan granite, and they are precision engineered to tolerances which would be deemed remarkable even today. So how did the ancient Egyptians build and put in place the 24 strange and sinister coffin shaped black boxes discovered buried in a hillside cave system, 12 miles south of The Great Pyramid of Giza? And more importantly, why? The skilfulness of the stone cutting, accurate to just a few microns, is so remarkable that some experts have concluded that they were not built for Egytian pharaos but in fact left on earth by and alien race and simply appropriated by the kings.
In a recent installment of his “Ask Pastor John” podcast, John Piper addresses the issues of dressing immodestly with the specific goal of getting attention. Prompted by a female listener “consumed” with her physical appearance and how pretty others think she is, Piper gives a thoughtful message on how to cultivate beauty in your heart and your faith in God. To start, Pastor John suggests first examining, and resolving, what you are feasting your own eyes on.
Alarmist scientists have found a terrifying new ‘ climate change’ threat: mutant transgender turtles. Their study, titled Environmental Warming and Feminization of One of the Largest Sea Turtle Populations in the World, warns that global warming could turn the world’s sea turtle populations female, possibly leading to their extinction.
The ancient Greeks referred to the dramatic moment in some of their plays as “deus ex machina,” the god from the machine. The term, introduced by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus, has, according to definition, “evolved to mean a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the inspired and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object.” This concept of an outside deliverer has reappeared in American culture from time to time, most notably through superheroes like “Superman,” “Batman,” “Wonder Woman” and “The Force” in the “Star Wars” saga. It has also invaded politics, most notably with Barack Obama, on whom his devoted disciples, and the media, conveyed messianic status. Now comes a bigger star than President Trump, the Queen of Talk herself, Oprah Winfrey.
After only 8 months of development a small team of intel analysts has effectively deployed an AI into the battlefield in control of weaponized systems to hunt for terrorists.
The attack marked the first time when terrorists applied a massed drone aircraft attack launched at a range of more than 50 km using modern GPS guidance system.
Social media giants Google, Twitter and YouTube are facing accusations from many high-profile conservatives over alleged censorship.
The new insanely ignorant claim of the Left: Only women live in poverty, because “poverty is sexist”
(Natural News) If it’s not sexist, then it’s racist. If it’s not racist, then it’s sexist. Does anyone else feel as though this culture of victimization that the liberals have created is getting just a bit out of hand?
Case in point: At the Golden Globes on Sunday, liberal actress, singer and producer Connie Britton wore a shirt that … [Read More…]
If you’re convinced vaccines are safe, you’re not well informed… here’s the information being withheld from you
(Natural News) If you’re convinced that vaccines are safe, you’re not listening to the people who’ve lost a child after a round of vaccines was administered. The U.S. government set up a special court to hear vaccine injury cases, with reparation for select victims but no accountability for vaccine makers. If you’re new to learning about … [Read More…]
‘Destiny Readings’? ‘Expert Seers’?: Australian Group ‘Christalignment’ Drawing Concerns Over New Age Practices in the Name of God
Jan 15, 2018 | 1 |
An Australian group that identifies itself as “Christalignment” is drawing concerns over practices that have been deemed New Age and occultic, including its use of “expert seers,” who provide “destiny readings,” dream interpretations and “energy impartation”—all in the name of God and evangelism. Christalignment is run by Ken and Jen Hodge, who are the parents of Ben Fitzgerald, a listed missionary with Bethel Church of Redding, California. According to the Christalignment website, Jen Hodge is characterized as a “seer [who] specializes in healing from negative energies/cleansing.”
“The Christalignment team, based in Melbourne, Australia, are trained spiritual consultants, gifted in various modalities. We practice a form of supernatural healing that flows from the universal presence of the Christ,” the site reads. “We draw from the same divine energy of the Christ spirit, as ancient followers did and operate only out of the third heaven realm to gain insight and revelation.” It outlines that its team members are trained in “destiny reading, Presence therapy, trauma recovery, entity cleansing, relationship alignment and physical healing using divine energy,” and also offer dream interpretations and “encounters coming from the third heaven realm.”
New Law In Bolivia Criminalizes Evangelism With Up to 12 Years in Prison
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 |
Evangelicals in Bolivia are “deeply worried” about the country’s new Penal Code, which they say could ban evangelism, and sentence so-called guilty parties with up to 12 years in prison. The National Association of Evangelicals in Bolivia has established a National Emergency Commission, which will analyze how evangelical bodies respond to the new law, as reported by Evangelical Focus on Monday.
“We express our most resolute rejection of the inclusion of our ministerial activities in the list of possible conducts that go against the law,” reads a statement by the group. “The legislator forgets that the evangelical Christian churches in Bolivia are religious organizations recognized by the Bolivian state, and, therefore, legal entities.” The evangelicals are concerned that the Penal Code, which is to be approved by President Evo Morales, could lead to “state abuse” against believers
Pastor Dragged, Beaten, Threatened With Death, Told to Renounce Christ for Hindu Monkey God
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 |
An Indian pastor says he was attacked by Hindu extremists who dragged him out onto the streets, beat him, and threatened to kill him unless he renounced Jesus Christ for a Hindu monkey deity. “In those moments when they were kicking and beating me, I felt that even if I die now, the Lord will make the ministry I leave behind fruitful,” Pastor Karma Oraon told Morning Star News in an article published Monday. “We are just a few gathering in the name of Jesus. He is our strength.” The attack occurred
while in Harmu village of Ranchi District, Jharkhand state, on Christmas Eve, when 16 or so Hindu radicals attacked a prayer meeting the 34-year-old pastor was leading with others. The attackers started shouting “Praise Bajrang Bali,” referring to the monkey god Hanuman. “They forcefully dragged me outside when we were in the middle of meditating on the Word of God,” the pastor explained. “They spewed many words in extreme foul language and beat me on my chest repeatedly.”
‘Eye-bleeding fever’ strikes second country as fears of pandemic circulate
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 |
Health officials have confirmed they are facing an outbreak of the “eye-bleeding fever” after four people died of the suspected disease in weeks. Uganda’s health ministry has today finally admitted it is facing the risk of a large-scale explosion of the viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). VHF causes victims to suffer a burning fever before beginning to bleed from orifices including their eyes, anuses and mouths.
It comes after a girl, nine, was reportedly killed by the infection Uganda, and three people died in neighboring South Sudan of similar symptoms. Uganda health minister Sarah Opendi confirmed emergency response teams are now being deployed to the districts of Nakaseke and Luweero. She also identified the mystery disease, saying tests have revealed the infection is Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF).
Children banned at hospitals as deadly flu continues to spread
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 |
Hospitals are banning children from visiting patients to help stop spreading the aggressive flu that has now killed 20 children and 85 adults in the U.S., according to federal authorities. A news release from Detroit’s Beaumont Health System said they are experiencing high volumes of patients with respiratory viral illnesses, predominantly influenza.
“For the safety of our patients and staff, visitation by children under 13 years of age is limited to extraordinary circumstances, such as severe illness of a parent or sibling, or end-of-life situation.” About 46 states including Michigan are reporting widespread flu outbreaks. The oldest and the youngest are the most vulnerable
Martin Luther King’s Family Remind Public: “He Was Murdered By CIA”
January 16, 2018 Sean Adl-Tabatabai News, US 0
Dr Martin Luther King’s family have won a civil lawsuit that found various US government agencies guilty of Martin’s murder.
The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Martin Luther King.
Washingtonsblog.com reports: The King Center fully documents the case, with full trial transcript (to more fully explain the following summary of trial evidence, here is the best article I’ve found).
Importantly, the following evidence demands arrests in our world of the present of those .01% liars in government and corporate media who act as ongoing criminal accomplices after the fact to protect those who assassinated Martin.
Erdogan demands NATO take stand on US-backed Syrian Border Force
Ankara expects NATO to take an official stance on the creation of a ‘terrorist army’ along the Turkish border in Syria, President Erdogan said. He was referring to the planned 30,000-strong US-backed mostly Kurdish force.
by Nonie Darwish • January 16, 2018 at 4:30 am
- Palestinians need to start taking responsibility for their own existence and stop relying on the world to take care of them while they use the money freed up — by the international community — to launch jihad and intifadas.
- No entity should forever be permitted to devote its resources to terror while the world is expected to owe them everything: financial support, jobs, citizenship, and even building the infrastructure that they keep destroying. The moral of the story is that if you do not want to lose wars, it would be better not to start them.
- The longer financial aid and the pampering of Palestinians continue as an "insurance policy" ostensibly to prevent terrorism, the longer the suffering, dependence, terror and conflict will go on. It is time for Palestinians to learn that threatening terror is not a way to earn a living.
by Giulio Meotti • January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am
- A prominent Tunisian-born French movie producer, Saïd Ben Saïd recently issued one of the frankest denunciations of anti-Semitism in the Arab world. The real culprit, he argued, was the prevalence of anti-Semitism fueled by Islamic extremists across the Middle East. Ben Saïd was forced to pull out of an Arab film festival last year because he had worked with Israelis.
- A Lebanese director, Ziad Doueiri, did something even "worse": he filmed some scenes on Israeli land!
- "No one can deny the misery of the Palestinian people, but it must be admitted that the Arab world is, in its majority, antisemitic. This hatred of Jews has redoubled in intensity and depth not because of the Arab-Israeli conflict, but with the rise of a certain vision of Islam". — Saïd Ben Saïd.
January 15, 2018
Regulators will "carefully and responsibly" review General Motors request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday…
The only kingdom that exists right now is called the Kingdom of God, which is a spiritual kingdom that ever born again believer has entered into at the moment of their salvation. Christians are not "working to bring in the kingdom" as that can only be done by the literal, physical and visible appearance of the King at the Second Coming. We are not "reigning now" as some would falsely assert. John says that we will reign but only after the rapture. Beware of anyone trying to bamboozle you with a "kingdom now" false teaching.
January 16, 2018
Haaretz • January 14, 2018
The destruction of the Hamas tunnel on the Gaza border Saturday night supports the conclusion that Israel has found a defense against the threat of attack tunnels under the Strip.
Jan 15, 20183:13 pm By Robert Spencer 118 Comments
Furey is right. Faking “anti-Muslim hate crimes” is a big business, designed to manipulate public opinion and public policy, and so when these hoaxes are exposed, there need to be consequences. The girl is just 11. What did her family know? Were any Islamic organizations involved? There needs to be a full and honest investigation, […]