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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Venezuela Dictator Vows To Bring Down U.S. Government

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Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 11:57:26 -0500
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Subject: Venezuela Dictator Vows To Bring Down U.S. Government
Subject: Venezuela Dictator Vows To Bring Down U.S. Government

I don't normally send forwards, but I didn't know CITGO was owned by the government of Venezuela, so when I got this email, I googled CITGO, went to their site to discover that while they are based in Houston, Texas, they are wholly owned buy by the government of Venezuela through a subsidiary.  Check it out

yourself at

The following is a forwarded message:
Venezuela Dictator Vows To Bring Down U.S. Government

Dear lamarre,

Venezuela Dictator Hugo Chavez has vowed to bring down the U.S.

government. Chavez, president of Venezuela, told a TV audience:

"Enough of imperialist aggression; we must tell the world: down with

the U.S. empire. We have to bury imperialism this century."

The guest on his television program, beamed across Venezuela, was Cindy

Sheehan, the antiwar activist. Chavez recently had as his guest Harry

Belafonte, who called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the


Chavez is pushing a socialist revolution and has a close

alliance with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Regardless of your feelings about the war in Iraq, the issue here is

that we have a socialist dictator vowing to bring down the government

of the U.S. And he is using our money to achieve his goal!

The Venezuela government, run by dictator Chavez, is the sole

owner of Citgo gas company. Sales of products at Citgo stations send

money back to Chavez to help him in his vow to bring down our


Take Action

Send an email to Chavez and to Citgo that you will not be shopping at

a Citgo station. *Why should U.S. citizens who love freedom be

financing a dictator who has vowed to take down our government?

Click Here To Send Your Email Letter Now!

Very important. Please forward this to your friends and family.

Most of them don't know that Citgo is owned by the Venezuela government.



Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman

American Family Association

P.S. Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!    

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Monday, January 30, 2006

A Message from Mayan Elder Hunbatz Men - in 2004

Living on the Edge of a New World
A Message from Mayan Elder Hunbatz Men
As we enter a new Mayan year and face the challenges of becoming multidimensional beings in a Galactic Earth year (8 Caban), we ask ourselves some difficult questions about how to make the shift from one dimension to the next without a well laid path to follow. As we begin to take our first steps into a reality humanity can only image at this moment, we wonder what that first steps will look like, and how will we know if we are moving in the right direction. In my obsession with interdimensional travel I have asked the same question over and over. How do we let go of the 3D world while moving into the next reality?

Maya Elder, Hunbatz Men sent a message to me, and ask that I share it. In the message is a clue to how we can bridge the gaps between the dimensions easily and safely. It also shares how humanity can help keep the creative spirit/essence alive for Mother Earth, the plants and animals by honoring and respecting the things we can not yet see. As creators of our reality it is up to us to "do the work" as Hunbatz puts it. It is up to us to work with Hunab K'u, giver of movement and measure, and honoring spirit so it does not disappear and consequently our beautiful physical reality too.

Hunbatz Men's message..... It is an honor to share with you a message from my uncle, Don Beto, who was the last guardian of X Wenk'al, a Mayan ceremonial center. I have kept this message deep within my soul for many years, but the ever-increasing ecological damage that afflicts Mother Earth has prompted me to release it.

The Mayan Cosmic Calendar and its connection with essence spirit: All that exists on Mother Earth has essence as well as spirit. To the Maya, essence and spirit are one and the same and their never ending cyclic language tells matter how to act to give way to the cyclic changes.

My uncle, Don Beto, explained this to me many years ago in a very simple manner. One day, as my uncle and I were walking in the jungle near Espita, my home town, he suddenly gestured indicating that we sit on some stones that were under a beautiful tree. As we sat down I perceived the aroma of mango fruit. My uncle was watching me and he asked me if I felt like eating a mango. Then, he said: "This is the right day for you to understand the essence-spirit concept."

My uncle asked me if I could see a mango on the tree and I answered that I did not see any. He said: "Today, the mango fruit is not present. That is the way of existence; everything arrives spiritually first. Just as the mango fruit arrives, so does everything that exists. That is how we humans arrived in this world, first spiritually and later physically."

"Hunbatz, remember the pyramids at X Wenk'al. That site is sacred to us, the Maya. Our physical roots are in that ancient site and it was there that our ancestors understood many laws on all that exists from the Great Spirit. In X Wenk'al, as well as in hundreds of pyramids on this continent, our ancestors performed ceremonies to honor all that was visible and all that was not visible. You cannot see the mango fruit, yet you can perceive its aroma."

Then, my uncle's expression turned sad. I respectfully asked him the reason for such change. There was a sad tone in his voice as he answered: "The way things are changing makes me very sad. Modern civilization is losing respect for all that comes from the Great Spirit." He continued: "Many of the different animals that I used to see around this jungle are physically gone, the big trees are gone too. Everything is disappearing physically and my spirit grieves for this reason. I always implore the sacred Hunab K'u that we are not left without the essence-spirit of all that is gone and that, some day, He sends again the physical beauty we no longer see."

In 1994, my Solar Sister Anja Korner (founder of Avebury Mystery School) invited me to give some lectures in England. While I was in that sacred land, I had the privilege of walking on one of the crop formations that have been found in wheat plantations at various locations in England. When I walked on one that had recently been formed near the Avebury pyramid, I could sense the change in frequency of the energy emitted and I felt as if Mother Earth were emitting energy upwards.

It is important to note that the day before, a group of initiates and myself had performed a ritual precisely in that magnetic site and the crop formation was not there, but it was there the following day and, as we walked on it, we entered its dimension. Some people claim that these geometric designs are made by the farmers of the area. I am absolutely certain that this formation was not man-made.

When I sat within the formation to meditate, I remembered my uncle telling me to always remember the teaching of the essence-spirit concept. Then I understood that, through this sacred site, Mother Earth was trying to communicate with intelligent, open-minded human beings that could understand the language of sacred geometry in its mathematical and vibrational aspects.

When I was in Florida in 1996, for reasons of cosmic coincidence, I met
Kathy Doore, who gave me a photograph of a recent crop formation in England, which seemed to suggest that the essence and body of our Mother Earth was not in the orbit it had occupied for millions of years and this saddened me.
I have carried this photograph to many ceremonial centers and, at each sacred site, I show it to Father Sun and, sometimes, to Sister Moon and, when in meditation, I send it to the heart of Mother Earth and ask for her advice as what can be done in order not to lose her essence and her body. I invite every human being to do likewise.

I still remember my uncle's sadness over the animals and trees that were gone and I too, feel sad. When you, Solar Brother and Solar Sister notice that in the area where you live the animals and the trees begin to disappear, you will realize that we are gradually facing isolation, that the life-giving spirits are disappearing, that the spirits that support this blue planet are being lost to another dimension. Should all essence-spirit be gone, Mother Earth may exhale her last sigh. Without her essence, her body may disappear and we all may pass to the memory of what once was here.

The purpose of the Mayan initiation work is to determine what can be done to avoid the aforementioned, as we were sent to this planet to care for it and to love it. Let us ask Hunab K'u to show us the way and, through meditation, come to understand the calendar cycles, which will enable us to pinpoint our errors.

All are invited to learn to adjust their lives in accordance with the sacred Mayan calendars and ask Mother Earth what is their cyclic responsibility so that we can all live in harmony with the essence-spirit of Mother Earth. This is the only way to preserve the spirit of our planet.

I invoke the spirit of all the masters of all times and dimensions, as well as the spirit of all forms of life so that they guide us and protect us and that they all be present as essence of the solar light on March 21 (Mayan New Year). At the Dzibilchaltun ceremonial center where the sacred Hunab K'u illuminates his children, I will pray so that, once again, we can see the light of wisdom as the Great Father Sun becomes visible for us to understand his cosmic cycles. Hunbatz Men - Maya Tradition

As we become more and more sensitive to essence/spirit, we will be able to perceive something about to manifest. If the essence/spirit of the next dimension can be felt through resonance before it arrives we can be at the right place at the right time just by being sensitive. Essence/spirit becomes our well-worn unseen path to the next world. If we feel drawn to a special place and/or feel an otherworldly presence or feel a higher frequency this very well may be a doorway to the next dimension.
One of the main reasons so many are drawn to sacred sites around the Earth is that all sacred sites exist on all dimensions at once. When we move into the next reality sacred sites will remain, but our modern society built of skyscrapers and superhighways will not. This is because sacred sites have a thread of energy that ties them to all the dimensions.
Sacred sites are built on energy vortexes. Because of the centuries of solar lightwork done in these places, a magnification of the frequencies has been built. When we visit sacred sites, we feel excited, as they exhibit high frequencies and lower magnetics. These altered frequencies and lower magnetics attract those who are working to be free of limitations. Sacred sites are actually preparing us for dimensional shifting. Higher frequencies help us clear out the unnecessary baggage we have carried for lifetimes and also give our body a workout so we will be in shape for the shifts. Lower magnetics prepare us for the possible disorientation we can feel when we enter a dimension that is timeless and non-linear. Sacred sites prepare our body and spirit for the shift of the ages.

Because we are the keepers and co-creators of this reality, if we ignore and dishonor the essence/spirit of the unseen, unmanifested worlds, we are actually working against nature and keeping reality from materializing. The winged ones, four-legged ones and the world of plants will not manifest if we have no respect for them. Why would they. If we kill them and cut them down, pollute them, why would they desire to manifest in this reality. If we don't learn respect for all of creation, we could literally erase life's participation in this dimension on Earth!

This is a hard message to share, but as humanity awakes to the spirit in all matter, I have absolute hope that we will begin to live and work in a sacred way again. We did not come this far through the burden of time and space to end it in this way. We are here to be victorious. We are here to witness and participate in the great celebration.

It is funny humanity as a whole feels that we have no impact on this reality. How can we believe so little of ourselves that we feel we are just blowing in the wind, as if by accident, just witnessing or being a victim of this reality. The big issues we face today on Mother Earth are directly related to our lack of self-esteem. Isn't it funny that clearing up old self-esteem issues could save the Planet! Think about it! We need to realize, honor and respect our creative force and realize we are creators. We hold this reality together. We are the keepers of the Earth. When we truly honor ourselves and our awesome creative power we will again live in a sacred way where we honor all life. When we honor all live the essence/spirit of all living things will manifest.

Humanity is waking up, and in this important year we are riding the crest of a very big wave. We are living on the edge. We are living between worlds. How we live, the choices we make, the sensitivities we develop, and our love and honor for all life will see us through.

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Summer has come to the Artic - in January!

Arctic summer

It may still be January, but the arctic region is seeing record temperatures of a level usually seen during the summer.
Summer has come to the arctic island Jan Mayen - in January.

Related stories:
Norway's Meteorological Institute reported that the ice line on Svalbard is extremely far north for the season. The waters around Svalbard are nearly free of ice and there are large areas of open sea up to near 84 degrees north.
The reason is that the usual winter wind from the east or northeast has been replaced by winds from the south or southwest more usually seen in the summer. As the sea becomes freer of ice, this in turn helps warm up the air.
The average temperature on Svalbard in January so far this year has been -1.6C (29F), fully 13C (24F) higher than normal.
A record temperature was recorded by the Meteorological Institute on the arctic island of Jan Mayen (71 degrees north) on Wednesday evening. The reading of 9.4C (49F) was easily the warmest in all of Norway and typical of summer on the island.
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Jonathan Tisdall

2005 Worst Disaster Year ever in Insurance Payouts

56 Billion dollars  -- so far.
"Estimated damage from catastrophes has doubled every year since 2002, while claim volume has increased steadily since 2000," it said. "Twelve catastrophes on the PCS's 'Top 20' list occurred during the past five-year period."
It added: "A dramatic increase in the number and value of exposed properties in high-risk areas is a major contributor to increasing catastrophe losses." ~
Around here in Cutler Ridge Bay, Florida - south of Miami - thousands of big expensive beautiful new homes are being built... Property values are going up and up -
and - so is insurance!  Where do people get all the money it takes for this?
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'05 payout worst ever for U.S. insurers

Storms drive cost to $56.8 billion

January 27, 2006
NEW YORK -- U.S. property and casualty insurers are expected to pay out a record $56.8 billion for 2005 catastrophes, with more than 90% stemming from the hurricanes that hit southern states, a company that tracks insurance data said Thursday.
The tally for last year was more than double the previous record $27.3 billion paid out in 2004 to cover the losses homeowners and businesses sustained in hurricanes and other storms, according to the ISO's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit.
The ISO, which is based in Jersey City, N.J., said five hurricanes last year -- Katrina, Wilma, Rita, Ophelia and Dennis -- affected nine states and accounted for $52.7 billion, or nearly 93%, of the expected claims.
States with the highest payouts were those hardest hit by the hurricanes, the company said. They were:
  • Louisiana, $27.2 billion
  • Mississippi, $12.2 billion
  • Florida, $9.9 billion
  • Texas, $2.9 billion
  • Alabama, $1.5 billion
    The ISO also said the fourth quarter was the most costly on record in the last decade, with Hurricane Wilma responsible for $8.4 billion of the quarter's total $8.9 billion in insured losses.
    For all of 2005, policyholders in 39 states filed more than 4 million personal and commercial property claims and auto claims, the ISO said.
    It noted that catastrophes -- the company defines one as an event that causes $25 million or more in insured property losses -- have increased in intensity in recent years.
    "Estimated damage from catastrophes has doubled every year since 2002, while claim volume has increased steadily since 2000," it said. "Twelve catastrophes on the PCS's 'Top 20' list occurred during the past five-year period."
    It added: "A dramatic increase in the number and value of exposed properties in high-risk areas is a major contributor to increasing catastrophe losses."
    Insured catastrophe losses totaled $12.9 billion in 2003, $5.9 billion in 2002, $26.5 billion in 2001 and $4.6 billion in 2000.
    Copyright © 2005 Detroit Free Press Inc.

  • Atheism is Opium for the People!

    Look what problems atheism caused in communist Russia.
    Now they are reviving their beliefs in God and their religions.. and want to have a reference to God in their national anthem.  God bless 'em!  deexxoo
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    2005-11-10 10:18:00

    Atheism is opium for the people. Statement of the Union of Orthodox Citizens

    The laughable appeal made by a ?relic? group of the militant atheists to the Russian Constitutional Court demanding that the reference to God should be dismissed from the national anthem was immediately extolled by those who are not pleased with the Orthodox revival in our country. However, the recent events in Europe and Russia have shown that ?secular totalitarianism? leads to a disaster. Today?s events in France were predetermined when ?the Brussels bureaucracy? refused to comply with requests from European Catholics to refer to Europe?s Christian roots. Now the West is facing the fruits of its disregard of Christ beginning from dogmatic innovations to the loss of its own identity and consequently helplessness in face of terrorism and a total demographic crisis threatening to dilute the European nations.

    Similar consequences of militant atheism are visible in Russia as well. It is atheism, unbelief, that is the real cause of Russia?s demographic crisis, epidemic of alcoholism and drug-addiction and geopolitical defeats. On the other hand, the national humiliation of the largest divided nation in the world, the Russian nation, the unprecedented violations of the rights of Russian people in Ukraine and the Baltics, the Wahhabi aggression - all this leads to reciprocal manifestations of radical nationalism and extremism. It is only the Orthodox foundation that will make the Russian revival positive and creative, while the reunification of Historical Russia real, because the Russian Orthodox Church is the only whole structure in the post-Soviet space. Incidentally, national extremists and Nazis tend to hate the Russian Orthodox Church, being worshippers of neo-paganism. Their crowd is joined by those who deprive our children of an opportunity for studying Basic Orthodox Culture in school and forbid the mention of God in the national anthem in a country whose population is 90-percent baptized in Orthodoxy!

    We assert nothing, but notice that the demarche of ?militant atheists? coincided with another peremptory shout from ?the Washington Central Committee? addressed to the Russian Orthodox Church and Russia. We mean the report of the State Department in support of non-traditional religious minorities in Russia.

    Therefore, all those who cherish the sovereignty of the Russian State, the national dignity and the revival of our nation should welcome not only the reference to the name of God in the Russian national anthem, but also the legislative sealing of the role of the Russian Orthodox Church as a state-forming force.

    November 10, 2005

    Less than 3,000 days left .. Be sure to get your free calculator..

     Neat calculator to count down the days left till the first day of the rest of our lives after December 21, 2012 !   deexxoo
    Mayan Long Count Calulator
    by John Kostura

    December 21, 2012
    The End of ???

    The Mayan Long Count Calendar ends December 21, 2012. What this means is a matter of opinion and conjecture. Everyone I know seems to be undergoing some type of tempering and is being made ready for a change.
    I believe that we all want that change to take place. Not just in a selfish personal way but on a global scale never seen before. To be honest I am more interested in December 22, 2012 the start of a new Mayan Great Cycle

    December 22, 2012

    This is the real date of concern the start of something new. How do we know something new is ahead of us. We don't. But we can hope that we are greeted by a brave new world.
    Life seems to be moving to extremes. The middle ground is shrinking constantly. Which way will it go? I guess we will need to stay tuned to see how this saga ends and the new one begins.
    How close are we to the end of the Mayan Calendar? Very close! There are 1,872,000 days in the current cycle and we have less that 3,000 days left.

    Free Mayan Long Count Calendar Calculator

    To assist you in the count down, we have programmed a Free Mayan Long Count Calculator for you. The only system requirement is any Windows 32 bit platform, including Windows 95, Windows98, or Windows XP.
    The program will calculate the Long Count Date with the following features:
    • Years from 99,000 B.C. to 99,999 A.D.
    • Elapsed days - Great Cycle.
    • Remaining days - Great Cycle.
    • Percentage of Great Cycle.
    • Cycle Harmonics
    Click on the image to the left for a real size screen capture of the program.

    Download Free Program

    Use the following link to download the install program:
    maya20.exe (416 Kb) 11/10/99, Ver. 2.0
    If you experience a problem downloading the calculator, please try clearing the cache on your browser and reloading this page. If this does not solve your problem, contact me and I would be glad to e-mail the program to you as an attachment.



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    Sunday, January 29, 2006

    Precious baby found floating in a plastic bag in a river.. alive!

    Baby Survives Abandonment in Plastic Bag 

    A baby girl was found inside a plastic bag floating on a lake in Brazil after passers-by heard her crying. The infant was released from a hospital Sunday in good health, doctors said.
    Amateur footage broadcast on Brazilian TV showed rescuers using a tree branch to pull the black plastic bag out of the water on Saturday. They opened the bag and found the 2-month-old girl inside, wearing a pink dress.
    "I heard what sounded like a cat," Jose da Cruz told Globo TV. "Then the noise was increasing and it caught my attention."

    Reuters: A video grab from footage taken by an amateur cameraman -

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    A wooden board inside the bag apparently kept it from sinking in lake in downtown Belo Horizonte, a city about 300 miles northeast of Sao Paulo. The lake is in one of the city's most famous parks, and the area is often crowded with weekend visitors.
    The two-month-old Brazilian girl found in a plastic bag quickly got nourishment at the hospital she was taken to in Belo Horizonte.
    "It's a miracle she survived the heat and somehow didn't drown," said Dr. Claudia Guimaraes, who helped care for the child.
    The baby's mother, arrested Sunday, denied throwing the girl into the lake, Globo reported. The mother said she gave the baby away to a group of homeless people because she didn't have enough money to raise the child.

    Contributing sources:


    Video on a Protandim test on a human subject.

    Alcoa building Aluminum smelters in beautiful Iceland

    Bjork scorns 'crazy' Iceland smelter plan
    Mountain river at sunset   Alex Kirby
    Karahnjukar is Europe's second-largest wilderness

    The pop star Bjork regards a huge industrial scheme planned for an unspoilt part of her native Iceland as "crazy", her mother says.
    Hildur Runa Hauksdottir, a committed protestor against the plan, said her daughter supported her.
    She said she remained hopeful the scheme could be stopped.
    It involves building a huge reservoir and hydroelectric plant in the highlands to power an aluminium smelter.
    Bjork thinks this is just an old-fashioned crazy thing, an old story, something you might have done 50 years ago

    Hildur Runa Hauksdottir
    Ms Hauksdottir was speaking to BBC Radio 4's environment programme, Costing the Earth.
    She went without food for three weeks last October in protest at the planned Karahnjukar development, losing more than 6 kilograms (13 pounds).
    Empty quarter
    Iceland's state-owned power company plans to build 11 dams to create a 22-square mile reservoir, which will provide the hydroelectric power for a smelter to be built by the US-based company Alcoa at Reydarfjordur on the east coast.
    Mountain road. Photo by  the BBC's Alex Kirby
    Roads are being built
    The area, close to the Vatnajokull icecap, is Europe's largest wilderness after the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
    Ms Hauksdottir told Costing the Earth: "It's really terrorism that's going on there... because it will destroy the land from the glacier all down to the sea little by little.
    "Bjork thinks this is just an old-fashioned crazy thing, an old story, something you might have done 50 years ago."
    The Icelandic Government says the scheme will combat unemployment and stem the depopulation of the eastern fjords, where fishing offers dwindling opportunities.
    Smari Geirsson, leader of the east coast's local authority, said: "We have fewer and fewer jobs.
    "People have had to move away, not because they want to but because they have to. And many of them wish to come back."
    Blowing away
    About 4,000 reindeer graze in Karahnjukar in the spring and rear their calves there in the summer.
    Mountains, town and fjord.   Photo by  the BBC's Alex Kirby
    The eastern fjords are emptying
    Biologists say many deer will be affected by the scheme, together with the pink-footed geese which flock to Karahnjukar in their thousands.
    But Professor Thora Ellen Thorhallsdottir, a University of Iceland botanist, says the greatest risk posed by the development may be to the soil.
    She says the water level in the reservoir will fluctuate by up to 75 metres (245 feet), killing the vegetation and exposing the soil to erosion.
    Professor Thorhallsdottir told the programme: "Iceland is a very windy country. The soil particles are relatively light... Iceland has probably lost half of its original vegetation to erosion since the country was settled...
    "What people are concerned about is if the wind starts blowing all this loose soil material over the vegetation."
    Refusal reversed
    Alcoa says it will do all it can to protect the environment, discharging no waste water from the production process and respecting Iceland's strict air quality regulations.
    Bjork's mother. Photo by  the BBC's Alex Kirby
    Bjork's mother is unwavering
    Iceland's planning agency ruled against Karahnjukar after an environmental impact assessment said it would cause unacceptable damage.
    But the agency's decision was reversed by the Environment Minister, Siv Fridliefsdottir.
    She told Costing the Earth: "We went over the case as scientifically as we could... and we changed the project quite dramatically.
    Fighting on
    "The planning office didn't do all their work right... they weren't taking all the information into account."
    Roads have been driven into Karahnjukar, and camps for the construction teams already sprout from the bare, treeless landscape.
    Conservationists are fighting the government in the courts over its reversal of the planning agency's decision. And Hildur Runa Hauksdottir is ready to protest afresh.
    She says: "I might have to go on hunger strike again, but it's no joke... I'm still optimistic. You never know. Miracles have happened."
    See also:

    12 Dec 02 | Science/Nature
    30 Oct 02 | Showbiz
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    21 Aug 02 | Archive
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    Saturday, January 28, 2006

    Volcano erupts again in Alaska- shooting a cloud of ash 40,000 feet

    Alaska volcano erupts after 10 days of quiet
    By: Reuters
    Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:10 AM ET
    Pic)- A U.S. Geological Survey handout, photographed from the west, shows Augustine volcano's summit on January 12, 2006. After 10 days of relative calm, Alaska's Augustine Volcano roared back to life late on Friday, shooting a cloud of ash 40,000 feet into the sky. REUTERS/Game McGimsey/Alaska Volcano Observatory/U.S. Geological Survey/Handout

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (
    Reuters) - After 10 days of relative calm, Alaska's Augustine Volcano roared back to life late on Friday, shooting a cloud of ash 40,000 feet into the sky.

    It was the 10th explosion since January 11, when the 4,134-foot (1,260-meter) volcano in southern Cook Inlet began an eruptive phase, reported the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a joint federal-state office.

    As of late Friday, there were no reports of ash settling onto any of the nearby communities, but some was expected to drift onto Kodiak Island, southeast of the peak, said Janet Schaefer, a geologist with the volcano observatory.

    Because it was dark when the eruption occurred, the ash was not visible to casual observers, she said. "We do see from satellite imagery that the ash cloud is moving southeast," she said.

    Augustine is located about 175 miles southwest of Anchorage. The conical-shaped peak forms its own uninhabited island in Cook Inlet, the channel that runs from the Anchorage area to the Gulf of Alaska. It is the most active of Cook Inlet's volcanoes.

    Despite more than a week of quiet, experts had anticipated another eruption at Augustine, Schaefer said. Seismic activity had been building at the site. "We knew something was coming up shortly," she said.

    Before this month, Augustine's previous eruptive periods occurred in 1986 and 1976. The current activity "is looking a lot like what happened" in those years, with a series of explosive eruptions interspersed with days of quiet, Schaefer said.

    Sorry I've been out of it .. Flu..

    Roy and I are fighting a flu that most who have it here are pretty bad off..
    We're coming along probably better than the average.  But it's rough enough to slow us way down.  For now.
    Please send us angels.. thanks.

    Friday, January 27, 2006

    Interesting.. they "need smile"

    It was posted on Chatterbox, but didn't really belong there.
    hmmmnn.. but A types are human family members too!
    Please get back to me with your viewpoints of this webpage.. and its agenda.

    yum yum - Lilikoi Passionfruit Curd Cake

    What the heck is a lilikoi passionfruit? 
     And curd-- well..
    Neat recipe and website.. might be useful. 
    On the other hand, their sponsor looks pretty interesting:
     Who is Benjamin Stove?This is not the strangest thing that I found in my family's basement over the holidays.

    This is.

    Re: Colloidal Silver: A Natural Antibiotic?

    We have a colloidal silver generator and make it for our family.  It really is a well kept secret.
    The following is a very reasonable article.. except that it states that "goldenseal... can be taken every day".  Not!  One should take it for only a week or two at a time - after that you're asking for trouble. Goldenseal herb can cause allergic reactions as it is in the same family as ragweed - which can cause 'hayfever'.
    Colloidal silver is important to have around for just such times as stated in this article.  Even Band-Aid (tm) is incorporating colloidal silver in one of its band-aid lines as an antibacterial these days. 

    Liza <> wrote:

    Vol. 9 , No. 23 , January 25, 2006
    Colloidal Silver: A Natural Antibiotic?
    By: Gina Lindhardt
                What is colloidal silver? Is it good for you? Can it be the wide-spectrum germ fighter that it is claimed to be? All these questions I had to ask myself when considering this subject because I haven?ft always been a fan of it. It just doesn?ft seem natural to me to consume metal. However, we do get silver in our diet naturally from different foods and sometimes even in our drinking water, and silver is a trace mineral found in the body. Having an open mind, I decided to tackle the subject.
                Colloidal silver appears to be a powerful, natural antibiotic against infections. It works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that all one-celled bacteria, fungi and viruses use for their oxygen metabolism. In short, it suffocates the bad guys, and if taken in low dosages will not destroy beneficial enzymes (our good bacteria).
                Traditional antibiotics are becoming increasingly ineffective because our bodies develop resistance to them, but microbes cannot develop a resistance to silver. Besides, antibiotics are effective against only about a dozen forms of bacteria and fungi, but never viruses. Colloidal silver will kill some 650 pathogens, viruses included. No disease-causing organism known to man can live in the presence of silver, so it would appear highly unlikely that even germ warfare agents could survive an encounter with colloidal silver. Such a high responsibility for something so simple.
                Prior to 1938, colloidal silver was used by physicians as a mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered quite "high-tech." Production methods, however, were costly, and then the pharmaceutical industry moved in, causing colloidal silver research to be set aside in favor of fast-working, more toxic and potentially dangerous drugs.
    Maybe colloidal silver can be a better alternative to these poisonous prescriptions we so easily accept. I guess time will tell. We could learn a little from the past, since people were using silver to purify water, using silver dishes to keep bacteria away and obviously using it as an infection fighter. Even our early pioneers knew silver killed bacteria, for they used it to keep their milk fresh at room temperature.
                Researchers have shown than an electromagnetic process of pulling larger pieces of silver into a liquid, such as water, results in silver particles that don?ft sink, because the electric charge is stronger than gravity. This type of colloidal silver is better for internal use, and is so easy to make, even a child can produce it, using a 9-volt battery, a silver wire, and some distilled water. Many brands, however, are very inferior. In fact, if a product contains a stabilizer or lists trace elements other than silver, it usually has bigger particles of silver and could be toxic and/or produce argyria, an overall bluish-gray tint to the skin, which is very difficult to remove. The silver particles could actually be silver shavings bound together with gelatin or salts, forcing them to suspend in liquid. If a product requires refrigeration, some other ingredient is present that could spoil. These inferior products can make the silver up to 100 times less effective. It could also cause an overdose of silver, which would accumulate in the tissues and cause argyria. Studies have shown that the electro-magnetically charged silver is best for internal use, instead of silver that is bound with other agents.
                Another thing to consider when taking colloidal silver is dosage. Most products measure in parts per million, or ppm. This does not refer to the number of silver particles in the solution, but rather to the overall amount (weight) of silver in the solution. High concentrations of silver, sometimes as much as 1500 to 5000 ppm, do not kill disease germs more effectively than the safe range of 3 to 15 parts per million. So stick to a safe dosage with low ppm and take 4-5 tablespoons a day for about a week (for an adult) and then stop. If your body is extremely ill or toxic, more liquid may be taken, but higher ppm are still not recommended.
                To answer the question about colloidal silver being good for the body, personally, I wouldn?ft take colloidal silver every day, despite claims that it is good for the immune system. One idea is that because silver is not so prevalent in our soil and plants cannot uptake as much of this mineral as before, our bodies are lacking it; so by taking colloidal silver, we are replenishing what the body is missing. I tend to disagree, because getting silver from a plant is far different than actually consuming the metal. Our cells and our DNA accept plant-based minerals, but real metal?  So as an antibiotic and only in emergency situations would I consume colloidal silver, because it will do the trick. But I would prefer to use a more complete form such as goldenseal, garlic or olive leaf, as these plants have the same effect, could be taken every day without any form of side effects and are much better for the body.
                Colloidal silver can also be applied topically and is used with great results for cuts, scrapes, acne, rashes, boils, burns, eye infections, ear infections, diaper rash and even staph infections. It can even be used as a spray in the mouth for strep infections and tonsillitis.
    As an alternative to prescription drugs, I would recommend colloidal silver. It?fs not a ?gcure-all,?h and there are other more natural alternatives that the body can use to heal itself. Colloidal silver doesn?ft work like herbs do, because it doesn?ft assist the body?fs own natural defenses; rather, it works as an outside source to kill off infection. But being the non-poisonous, non-addictive, and non-evasive easy solution that it is, I will definitely have it in my pantry to be used if needed.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2006

    Prophetically Significant News January 24 - from Timothy

     - Prophetically Significant News
    JANUARY 24, 2006
    For the last week our ministry has been under heavy attack on both side of the Pacific. In America, my mom was just in a serious automobile accident. She is currently visiting our family in Southern California, and while driving through Joshua Tree an elderly driver plowed into the left side of our vehicle. Although my mom and two brothers walked out of the car without a scratch, the car was almost totalled. Here in the Philippines, for the last four days we have been pounded by a rare late-January typhoon. My wife's family's small rice crop is at the point of being totally destroyed as torrential rains continue. This field is their only source of income, and they work so hard (12 to 14 hours a day) plowing it with their karabou (similar to water buffalo). Pray that this storm quickly disapates. These attacks indicate to me that we are on the verge of something major which the enemy wishes to abort this winter season. Do not be distracted by the enemy, but remain in a stance of alertness, maintaining a lifestyle of prayer, fasting and discipline during this pivotal year of 2006.


    Monday, January 23, 2006

    Mysterious BOOM rocks Mobile Alabama area.....

    Sooo.. what's going on?
    Dee Warren Rohe..xxooo
    Mystery boom rocks local area

    (MOBILE, Ala.)  Jan 19 - It wasn't an earthquake, but it felt like it to many of you.

    What sounded and felt like an intense explosion rocked much of the local area around 2:30 Thursday afternoon, shaking homes and businesses and shaking up a lot of residents.

    "I heard a shaking and a rattling,? said Lana Cook, who experienced the boom in her home off Moffet Road. "It was like someone pounding with their fists."

    The boom created some scary moments for residents throughout much of the local area, who experienced what sounded and felt like an explosion.

    "This was hard, loud and continuous,? Cook added.

    Mobile County's Emergency Management Agency says crews were dispatched to check for any type of explosion or industrial accident.

    They say they're looking at the incident as most likely a sonic boom whose intensity was amplified by local weather conditions. Chris Norton was at work at a warehouse off Moffett Road when he felt the boom.

    ?I kind of felt like the walls had expanded,? Norton said. ?You could feel the walls and doors sort of blow open. Iit was pretty intense."

    For the time being, the exact cause remains unknown. The National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado registered no unusual activity, and officials at Eglin Air Force Base say they had no high-speed flights that would have caused a sonic boom.

    No injuries or structural damage was reported after this afternoon's boom.
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