Nov 24, 2012

Americans Are NOT Stupid - With Subtitles

It almost seems cruel to ask these people questions.  Thankfully, they aren't indicative of the majority of the country...are they?

False Spirits Invade The Church - Part 2

A look at Todd Bentley and the Lakeland Revival.

Here we see the specially anointed healing technique of kicking a man with cancer in the stomach. I just can't seem to find that special technique in the Book of Acts. I must be overlooking something...

Here Bentley lists a number of his special techniques, which he lays all responsibility at the feet of the Holy Spirit.  Lots of kicking here, and even a leg drop.  Hulk Hogan would be so proud...


Iran in Prophecy

Feast of Purim: Festival With A Prophecy

This year, the Jewish festival of Purim Katan (Little Purim) will be observed on the 18th of February (the 14th day of Adar I) and the full holiday of Purim is scheduled for March 20 (the 14th day of Adar II). Purim commemorates the victory of Esther and Mordecai over Haman, in the days of the Jewish exile in the Persian Empire.
In a 1991 article on Purim, Gary Stearman reminded us, “If we count the festivals, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, Purim is the tenth festival out of 22 in the Jewish calendar. Alphabetically, Rosh Hashanah is the first feast, represented by the first letter, aleph (t), the letter of “creation.” This feast signifies “the birthday of the world.” Purim corresponds with the Hebrew letter yod (h), which refers the “unseen hand of God.” Perhaps, for this reason, the name of God does not appear in the book of Esther and, therefore, can only be seen hidden in the context of the story.”
Queen Esther exposing Haman’s plot to destroy her people all across the Empire.
The Story Is Set in Persia
For some strange reason, the original story of Haman’s plot to kill the Jews takes place in the court of Ahasuerus, king of the Persian Empire. And, today, a new plot to destroy the Jews is emerging from that same country — Persia/Iran. As we shall see, there are at least three historical references implying that Persia/Iran will be the country that leads the world into the final conflicts of the Tribulation Period.
The Abrahamic Covenant
When God first established a covenant with Abraham, He said that He would “bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee” (Gen. 12:3). That curse targets those nations who become the enemies of God’s Chosen People. Whatever a nation does to hurt Israel, God will do the same to that nation. God seems to promise “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” to any nation that attempts to curse the Jews. It is God’s ultimate plan for “turning the tables on one’s enemies.”
The original biblical story takes place in the palace of King Ahasuerus at Susa in the Persian Empire. At a banquet, the king calls upon Queen Vashti to display her beauty before his guests. She refuses and through a strange turn of events the Jewish maiden, Esther, finds favor in his eyes. Eventually, she becomes his queen.
Her cousin, Mordecai, is also favored at court when he uncovers a plot to kill the king. As a reward, those at court were told to honor him. But “Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite,” found it difficult to pay homage to a Jew. Haman was an Edomite, through Esau’s son, Amalek. Agag was the king of the Amalekites. Contrary to the direct order of God, King Saul allowed him to live after the Israelites had defeated the Amalekites.
As the story goes, Haman, a descendant of the Amalekites, developed a burning hatred for the Jews. He was made grand vizier above all other princes, and plotted to kill all the Jews, starting with Mordecai.
Haman was so anxious to annihilate the Jews that he cast lots for a whole year to determine the best time to execute his plan. The Assyrian word for lots is “puru,” which enters the Hebrew language as Purim. He built a gallows and planned to use it to make an example of Mordecai. But in the end, through a final, subtle twist of events, Haman and his sons were hanged upon that same gallows.
Haman stands as an example of the fate given to those who attempt to destroy the Jews. Down through the years, many have shared Haman’s fate. In our generation, one of the most interesting examples is that of Julius Streicher, one of the chief propagandists of the Nazi regime in World War II.
Streicher was the editor of a Nazi newspaper. As Hitler rose to power, his newspaper consistently spread a hatred for the Jews all over Europe. He was out to destroy the Jews. Like Hitler, he felt that the “final solution” to the world’s problems would be the complete annihilation of the Jewish people.
World War II ended with the defeat of Germany. Julius Streicher was captured, tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to be hung. As he walked to the gallows in preparation for execution, he uttered these final words: “Purim, 1946! Purim, 1946!” Streicher realized that he was repeating the plot of Haman. In his own way, he was belatedly acknowledging the truth of the Bible. God will always bless those who bless Israel, and curse those who curse the Jews.
The hanging of Haman was not the end of the story. Mordecai the Jew was given a place of honor by the king. His fame spread throughout all the provinces of the kingdom to such a degree that the provincial rulers feared him. And to their dismay, Ahasuerus issued a nationwide decree, stating that on the 13th day of the month Adar, the Jews could legally avenge themselves upon their enemies. Esther 9:5 tells what happened:
“Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them.”
Thereafter, the Jews began to commemorate Purim on the two days following their victory — Adar 14 and 15. The entire nation of Persia was not against the Jews, only a certain faction of their society. Thus it is today in Modern Persia. Most of the Iranians do not agree with the ruling faction of hardened enemies against Israel.
Esther Ascends the Persian Throne
Her name was Esther, Persian for “star,” but her Jewish name was Hadassah, meaning “myrtle.” Like Esther, the myrtle is both beautiful and meaningful. It is an evergreen, whose pink blossoms yield blue-black berries that are used in the making of perfume. Its boughs are gathered to make booths for the Feast of Tabernacles. Thus, it speaks of the peace and beauty of the kingdom. It is significant that Esther was divinely placed in her position at the king’s side in his royal court.
Traditional shrine and tomb of Esther and Mordechai in the city of Hamadan, Iran.
Haman’s Hatred
Haman’s hatred for Mordecai drove him to initiate a vengeful conspiracy. He managed to convince Ahasuerus to sign a law that sentenced all Jews to death on a designated day. But Esther appeared before the king and interceded on the Jews’ behalf. In a stunning reversal, Mordechai and the Jews were saved. Haman — and his ten sons — went to the gallows.
Nowhere in the story does the Lord’s name appear. But His influence is everywhere. The Jews are protected and preserved by divine action — the hidden hand of God. This is the very essence of the letter yod [h], in which God’s plan is present, but unseen by men. It is the Hebrew symbol of the metaphysical — the hand of God that lies just behind the scene.
A Prophecy in the book of Ezekiel
Ezekiel was a Levite exiled during the Babylonian Captivity. He is one of the most important Old Testament prophets to give us a view of the world’s final battle — called in Ezekiel, “The Battle of Gog and Magog.” Ezekiel’s adventures (if we can call them that) were spectacular. In chapter 38, he foresaw the Battle of Gog and Magog, which leads to the final confrontation, referred to in John’s Apocalypse as the “Battle of Armageddon.” Ezekiel tells us that Persia will be the Number One confederate with Gog in the future invasion of Israel:
“I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet” (Ezekiel 38:4,5).
Ezekiel continues with an unusual battle strategy gone terribly wrong for Israel’s enemies:
“Every man’s sword shall be against his brother” (Ezekiel 38:21).
Confusion will cloud the minds of the invading army and cause the Persians and their confederates to turn against each other.

The Atlantis Connection - Part 6 Rosicrucians, John Dee and 007

Amazing links brought forth here with the creation of the Rosicrucians and their infiltration of Protestant churches.  Rosicrucians have let their intentions be known through outlets like the Georgia Guidestones, and they aren't good.  Their ideal of having only 500,000 humans alive in their "new Atlantis" means about 6 or 7 billion people need to die for their plan to be achieved.

Russia Sending Warships To Gaza

Russia fears an escalation of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and has sent potential rescue of fellow warships to the eastern Mediterranean. The missile cruiser “Moskva” and several patrol boats and landing should hold themselves in readiness off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman of the Navy with the agency Ria Novosti According.
“In an escalation of the conflict, the Russians living there be brought to safety,” said Navy spokesman. Russia calls for a political solution in the Middle East. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently holding about 100 Russian tourists and entrepreneurs on the Gaza Strip.

Corporate Fascism Extends It's Tentacles - TriHealth fires 150 employees for not getting flu shots

This is straight out of the Big Brother handbook.  Do what you're told, even if it endangers your health...or else...

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One of Cincinnati's largest employers fired approximately 150 employees Wednesday for failing to get a required flu shot.

Trihealth (with exceedingly beneficent generosity, of course) offered all of it's 10,800 employees free flu.  Sorry, free flu shots.  Employees were graciously given a month to get the shot.  The deadline (literally) for getting the shots was Nov. 16th.  Employees who foolishly and ungratefully failed to get the flu shot were fired on Wednesday, a company shill said.

Employees who were terminated can appeal to be reinstated after getting the flu shot, bowing their faces to the ground and licking the shoes of their most kind and thoughtful masters.

The Chernobyl Disaster - Eternal Tears

I've never seen this type of sand art before, but it's quite amazing.  The truth of Chernobyl (Wormwood) is like this video.  Sad, haunting, but filled with the beauty of those who have overcome.

Nov 23, 2012

False Spirits Invade the Church - Part 1

Interesting to see the same behaviors from Hindu demonism and Pentecostal movements.  This is not to condemn all Pentecostal churches by any means, but clearly behaving like demon possessed people is not good, and brings no glory to God.

Pope Benedict XVI’s End Time Eisegesis


By Cris Putnam
Pin ItPope Benedict XVI preached on the Olivet discourse on Sunday 11/18/2012 in St. Peter’s Square. I guess its not too surprising that he twisted the text to mean something completely alien to its context but conforming to the works oriented righteousness of Romanism. Let’s keep in mind, “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.”(Ga 1:8) as we examine his explanation:
Jesus speaks of a future that is beyond our categories, and because of this Jesus uses images and words taken from the Old Testament, but, importantly, he inserts a new center, namely, himself, the mystery of his person and his death and resurrection. Today’s passage too opens with some cosmic images of an apocalyptic nature: “The sun will be darkened, the moon will no longer give its light, the stars will fall from the sky and the powers in the skies will be shaken” (Mark 13:24-25); but this element is relativized by what follows: “Then the Son of Man will come upon the clouds in the sky with great power and glory” (13:26). The “Son of Man” is Jesus himself, who links the present with the future; the ancient words of the prophets have finally found a center in the person of the Messiah of Nazareth: he is the central event that, in the midst of the troubles of the world, remains the firm and stable point.

Another passage from today’s Gospel confirms. Jesus says: “The sky and the earth will pass away but my words will not pass away” (13:31). In fact, we know that in the Bible the word of God is at the origin of creation: all creatures, starting with the cosmic elements – sun, moon, sky – obey God’s Word, they exist insofar as they are “called” by it. This creative power of the divine Word (“Parola”) is concentrated in Jesus Christ, the Word (“Verbo”) made flesh, and also passes through his human words, which are the true “sky” that orients the thought and path of man on earth. For this reason Jesus does not describe the end of the world and when he uses apocalyptic images he does not conduct himself like a “visionary.” On the contrary, he wants to take away the curiosity of his disciples in every age about dates and predictions and wishes instead to give them a key to a deep, essential reading, and above all to indicate the right path to take, today and tomorrow, to enter into eternal life. Everything passes – the Lord tells us – but God’s Word does not change, and before this Word each of us is responsible for his conduct. It is on this basis that we will be judged.
Pope Benedict XVI “On the Coming of the Son of Man”
It is because this sort of nonsense that the term eisegesis was coined. It means reading meaning into a text rather than reading a meaning from a text. Its really so bad its hard to know where to start but I bolded two major errors. First, when Jesus said the he would come on the clouds with great glory he was referencing the son of Man passage in Daniel’s vision (Dan 7:13). He indeed identified himself as divine. Yet, Pope Benedict seems to deny that Jesus is speaking of cosmic judgement at His return. Yet that is exactly what he is speaking of, in fact, he was answering a question about the signs of his coming and (in direct contradcition to the infallible pope) the end of the world.
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?(Mt 24:3, KJV)
Doesn’t it seem odd that Jesus is addressing the very thing the pope says he is not? And finally, the pontiff just abandons the text entirely and spins it toward Romanist heresy with this canard, ” before this Word each of us is responsible for his conduct. It is on this basis that we will be judged” Anyone who is judged on his conduct will be cast into eternal hell, even our most righteous acts are like filthy rags (Isa 64:6). It is only those who have accepted that authentic Gospel who will have the righteousness of Christ imputed to them. A few passages come to mind:

“And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,” (Ro 4:5)

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.(2 Co 5:21)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God”,(Eph 2:8)

In justification God imputes the righteousness of Christ to the believer, which cancels God’s judgment on the believer. It’s not based on conduct rather faith in Christ. “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” (Ro 3:28)
Be warned, the pope is preaching a false Gospel that leads to damnation.

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Army Wants to Stop Bombs Using Halo-Style Electric Pulses

  • By Robert Beckhusen


    Electromagnetic pulse grenades are a favorite of sci-fi storytellers and videogame designers, a la Halo and Call of Duty. The Army evidently doesn’t want to be left out: It’s seeking a real-life version that can blast electromagnetic signals and fry insurgent bombs.

    To be specific, the Army wants “High Power Microwave (HPM) grenades” to “generate an electromagnetic pulse that could be used to defeat the electronics used to activate [homemade bombs] or that could be used to attack blasting caps,” according to its latest round of research contracts with small businesses. In theory, the electrical components on improvised explosive devices, like radio transmitters, could be overwhelmed by surging electromagnetic radiation emitted by such a weapon.
    If the Army can actually develop this kind of Halo weapon, it’ll take a step toward making each of its soldiers a kind of one-man bomb squad.

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    The Atlantis Connection - Part 5 Francis Bacon, the Rosicrucians and the Colonization of America

    Good stuff!

    Nov 22, 2012

    Secret Kingdom by the Newsboys

    What Did Curiosity Find on Mars? Wait and See

    By Phil Plait
    Curiosity rover on Mars with a little friend
    Mars Curiosity rover. Alien sold separately.
    Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems (rover) & Shutterstock (alien)

    OK, everyone, can we all take a sec and just breathe?
    I’m getting emails, and seeing Facebook updates, blog posts, and tweets—and I bet if I look hard enough, even smoke signals—about scientists saying they’ve found something “for the history books” on Mars. This was first reported by NPR in an interesting but nearly meatless article. All we know is that the scientists who are running an instrument on the Curiosity rover called SAM—for Sample Analysis on Mars, an apparatus that can analyze material scooped up from the surface—are very excited about some preliminary results.
    Very excited. John Grotzinger, the Project Scientist for Curiosity, said in an interview, "This data is gonna be one for the history books. It's looking really good."
    And that’s all we know. We don’t know what they found. We don’t even know what sort of thing they’ve found: geologic, biologic, chemical, atmospheric, or what. We do know that Dr. Grotzinger is excited, but wants to make sure the results are valid before announcing them.
    I’m seeing tons of speculation, though, and I will happily be the party pooper: don’t let your imagination run away from you. If you immediately jump to the conclusion that this is really something amazing, then when you find out what it's actually about, as exciting as it may be, it may not live up to what you think.

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    Obama to Hold (Another) ‘Private’ Swear-in Ceremony for Second Presidential Term

    Obama will go 2 for 2 on inauguration swearing in ceremonies.  That is, the nation at large will not have heard either his first or last (?) swearing-in, because both, for the first time ever, will have been done in private.  Which begs the question, what is he actually swearing an oath to?  To the Constitution?  To the people?  To a god of his choosing?  Who knows?  Because we won't hear it.  Hasn't the White House ever heard of camera phones?  C'mon man.  This is too bizarre.  By the way, Justice Roberts, who re-administered the oath (whatever the oath was) the first time is the same Justice Roberts who mysteriously changed his stated opinions and voted for "Obamacare", then left the country for a "much-needed" vacation in Europe.  Go figure.

    By Shepard Ambellas
    One month from now on January 20, 2013, President Obama will be required by law to be sworn-in for his second presidential term by noon. However, something mysterious is happening again with the ceremony raising the eyebrows of some.

    Since the 20th falls on a Sunday, a private ceremony will be held signifying the possibility of fraud as the “public” ceremony will be held the following day.

    The fact is that even a deviation by even one single word during the ceremony (as admitted by Chief Justice Roberts in 2009) could signify an unlawful and unconstitutional swear-in as we saw four years ago at the public ceremony. Shortly after another “private” ceremony was held which caused quite a controversy at the time. Some speculate that the administration was hiding something as an executive order was signed by President Obama shortly after hiding all his records and possibly CIA activity.

    The Washington Times reported on January 21, 2009 that, “President Obama took the oath of office a second time Wednesday night during a private ceremony at the White House, one day after the flubbing of the oath on Inauguration Day”….“We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the President was sworn in appropriately yesterday. But the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of an abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice Roberts administered the oath a second time.”

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    Mannequins Watch You Shopping - Cameras Inside Mannequins Spying on Shoppers

    by Paul Joseph Watson

    Just when you thought it was impossible for surveillance to get any creepier, a company has announced it has created mannequins with cameras installed inside that can be used to spy on shoppers and record their conversations – and that they’ve already been rolled out at numerous fashion stores across the world.

    The EyeSee mannequin, developed by Italian firm Almax, relies on technology used to identify criminals in airports that utilizes facial recognition software to identify the race, age and gender of the shopper and feeds that information back to a centralized database. The camera is embedded in the eye of the mannequin.

    The company refused to divulge which retailers were using the mannequins, but acknowledged that they were already being used in three European countries and in the United States. CEO Max Catanese added that five major luxury fashion retailers had deployed “a few dozen” of the mannequins, with orders for many more.
    The company is planning to update the technology inside the $5,000 dollar mannequins to enable them to listen in on shoppers’ conversations as they walk around the store.
    The surveillance devices are ostensibly used to build a profile of what type of shoppers are entering the store, at what times and what they are looking at. However, privacy campaigners expressed concern that the technology was just another example of the commercial sector turning to Big Brother in a bid to increase profits.
    “Keeping cameras hidden in a mannequin is nothing short of creepy. The use of covert surveillance technology by shops, in order to provide a personalised service, seems totally disproportionate,” said Emma Carr, deputy director of civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch.
    “The fact that the cameras are hidden suggests that shops are fully aware that many customers would object to this kind of monitoring,” she added.

    Harbingers, Biblical Prophecy & Earth Changes - L.A. Marzulli

    It's a condensed three-segment piece from coast-to-coast radio, but L.A. Marzulli is a good researcher for end-times events, especially looking into the spiritual warfare aspect of what's happening.  Good stuff here. 

    by DiscloseTruthTV

    Author and researcher L.A. Marzulli discussed his latest research exploring various events that he believes could be harbingers to the prophecy in the Book of Revelation: “When you hear of wars, and rumors of wars, do not be troubled for such things must happen. But the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes…and famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.” He listed a number of current disasters which he thinks could be tied in: the Russian heatwave/wildfires, flooding in Pakistan & China, and a sea-life die-off in Bolivia.

    He also pointed out there’s been a recent bout of quakes higher than magnitude 7, and reports of a more devastating volcanic eruption to come in Iceland. “I’m alarmed at what I see. I’ve never seen the global atmosphere so charged, so uncertain…as it is now,” he commented. Marzulli views the focus on 2012 as a deliberate obfuscation from the dire events happening right now. In terms of war, if Russia sides with Iran, we could see the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy referring to the war of Gog and Magog, he noted.


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    Know Your Enemy - Part 77 God Wins!

    Satan is still the god of this world, but YAHWEH is still Lord of all Creation, and when all is said and done...He wins.  That's very good for those who believe.

    Having A Kung Fu Thanksgiving

    By Chuck Missler


    In the fall of 1621, 50 English colonists and about 90 native Wampanoag men gathered together to feast and play games. Nearly 400 years later, American families gather together to feast and watch football. After gorging, family members nap – in order to be their fittest at 3am when they will Kung Fu their way into the mall. Black Friday brings out the Jackie Chan in anybody.

    As marvelous as these Thanksgiving traditions are, they seem to leave out one major thing; the giving of thanks. Lest we forget, the big point of setting aside this Thursday in November was "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," according to Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln offered some additional suggestions, should the American people lack ideas about how to make the most of the day. He said:
    "And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union."
    We'll forgive the great president for his run-on sentence and take his meaning seriously. We also want to add to his list of recommendations and offer our readers some additional ideas about making this coming Thursday a day truly dedicated to our wonderful God and Savior.

    The Thanksgiving Scroll. Place a large piece of construction paper on or near the front door along with strips of paper and pens and glue sticks or tape. As people enter, they must write down things they are thankful for and attach them to the scroll. Soon, the entire scroll will be filled with gratitude. (For fun, have the kids cut the scroll into a specific shape, like a tree or a turkey, and cut the gratitude papers into leaves or feathers that are added to the tree or turkey.) These words of thanks can be read by all in honor of God's goodness.

    Table Thanks: Many families go around the table and have all feast members vocalize the things they are thankful for. There are variations on this theme.
    Toasting: Ask those at the table to offer a toast, even if just raising a glass of apple juice or egg nog, toasting God for His greatness.
    Indian Corn: Set one or two ears of Indian corn next to each plate and as the thanks-givers take their turns, they place an ear of corn into a basket. At the end, the basket becomes the center-piece for the table and serves as a reminder of all the good things God has done.
    Bible Verses: Write verses of praise and thanksgiving on cards that are placed at each place setting, and have everybody take turns reading their verses and offering the things that they themselves are thankful for.
    Kitchen Conversations: Turning off the football game will make a lot of people grouchy and not at all thankful. However, there is great joy to be had in taking time during the evening's one-on-one conversations to tell about all the great things God has done. Whether the year has been difficult financially or physically or emotionally, it can be a salve to focus on God's faithfulness in caring for us through the struggles. We human beings like to focus on the negative. Let's use this opportunity to focus on how loving God is and encourage our friends and family by the excellent things He has been doing in our lives.

    Jesus Christ is alive. He rose from the dead, and He conquered sin and death for us. That alone is enough to be worthy of all our praise and thanks for all eternity. Let's truly enjoy Him and all his additional benefits and kindnesses this year and make this Thursday the best Thanksgiving ever. A little Kung Fu for the Kingdom will have more lasting profit than even the best Black Friday conquest.

    The Atlantis Connection - Part 4 Christ Pinto

    I didn't set this up like I should have, but Chris Pinto is one of the best researchers out there today, and this is part of his research on how America was a planned establishment by the most powerful secret societies reaching back at least 400 years, in an effort to re-create Atlantis.  It's a great series, and you can simply substitute Babylon in the scriptures for Atlantis.  Good, and frightening stuff.

    A Holographic Universe?


    by Dr. Chuck Missler


    Are we actually living in a holographic universe? Are the distant galaxies only a virtual illusion? In a hologram, distances are synthetic! How does this impact our concepts of time and space?
    There seems to be growing evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it may be only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own that the real reality is literally beyond both space and time.1

    The Cosmos As a Super-Hologram?

    An initiating architect of this astonishing idea was one of the world’s most eminent thinkers: University of London physicist David Bohm, a protégé of Einstein’s and one of the world’s most respected quantum physicists. Bohm’s work in plasma physics in the 1950s is considered a landmark. Earlier, at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, he noticed that in plasmas (ionized gases) the particles stopped behaving as individuals and started behaving as if they were part of a larger and interconnected whole. Moving to Princeton University in 1947, there, too, he continued his work in the behavior of oceans of ionized particles, noting their highly organized overall effects and their behavior, as if they knew what each of the untold trillions of individual particles was doing.

    One of the implications of Bohm’s view has to do with the nature of location. Bohm’s interpretation of quantum physics indicated that at the subquantum level location ceased to exist. All points in space become equal to all other points in space, and it was meaningless to speak of anything as being separate from anything else. Physicists call this property “nonlocality”. The web of subatomic particles that compose our physical universe—the very fabric of “reality” itself—possesses what appears to be an undeniable “holographic” property. Paul Davis of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, observed that since all particles are continually interacting and separating, “the nonlocal aspects of quantum systems is therefore a general property of nature.”2

    The Nature of Reality

    One of Bohm’s most startling suggestions was that the tangible reality of our everyday lives is really a kind of illusion, like a holographic image. Underlying it is a deeper order of existence, a vast and more primary level of reality that gives birth to all the objects and appearances of our physical world in much the same way that a piece of holographic film gives birth to a hologram. Bohm calls this deeper level of reality the implicate (“enfolded”) order and he refers to our level of existence the explicate (unfolded) order.3 This view is not inconsistent with the Biblical presentation of the physical (“explicate”) world as being subordinate to the spiritual (“implicate”) world as the superior reality.4

    The Search for Gravity Waves

    Gravitational waves are extremely small ripples in the structure of spacetime caused by astrophysical events like supernovae or coalescing massive binaries (neutron stars, black holes). They had been predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916, but not yet directly observed.

    GEO 600 is a gravitational wave detector located near Sarstedt, Germany, which seeks to detect gravitational waves by means of a laser interferometer of 600 meter arms’ length. This instrument, and its sister interferometric detectors, are some of the most sensitive gravitational wave detectors ever designed. They are designed to detect relative changes in distance of the order of 10-21, about the size of a single atom compared to the distance from the Earth to the Sun! Construction on the project began in 1995.

    Mystery Noise

    On January 15, 2009, it was reported in New Scientist that some yet unidentified noise that was present in the GEO 600 detector measurements might be because the instrument is sensitive to extremely small quantum fluctuations of space-time affecting the positions of parts of the detector. This claim was made by Craig Hogan, a scientist from Fermilab, on the basis of his theory of how such fluctuations should occur motivated by the holographic principle.5 Apparently, the gravitational wave detector in Hannover may have detected evidence for a holographic Universe!

    Gravitational Wave Observatories Join Forces

    A number of major projects will now pool their data to analyze it, jointly boosting their chances of spotting a faint signal that might otherwise be hidden by detector noise. Using lasers, they measure the length between mirrored test masses hung inside tunnels at right angles to each other. Gravitational waves decrease the distance between the masses in one tunnel and increase it in the other by a tiny, but detectable amount. Combining the data will also make it possible to triangulate to find the source of any gravitational waves detected. These include: Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory based in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana; Virgo Observatory, Pisa Italy; and, of course, the GEO 600 Observatory near Hanover, Germany.

    The most ambitious of them is the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a joint mission between NASA and the European Space Agency to develop and operate a space-based gravitational wave detector sensitive at frequencies between 0.03 mHz and 0.1 Hz. LISA seeks to detect gravitational-wave induced strains in space-time by measuring changes of the separation between fiducial masses in three spacecraft 5 million kilometers apart.

    Cosmic Implications

    Are we actually living in a holographic universe? Are the distant galaxies only a virtual illusion? In a hologram, distances are synthetic! How does this impact our concepts of time and space?

    It gets even worse: Could our universe be geocentric? The implications are too staggering to embrace. The holographic paradigm is still a developing concept and riddled with controversies. For decades, science has chosen to ignore evidences that do not fit their standard theories. However, the volume of evidence has now reached the point that denial is no longer a viable option.

    Clearly, 20th-century science has discovered that our “macrocosm”—studies of largeness—is finite, not infinite. Our universe is finite and had a beginning, and that’s what has led to the “big bang” speculations. We also realize that gravity is dramatically eclipsed by electromagnetic considerations when dealing with galaxies, etc. The plasma physicists have been trying to tell astronomers that for decades but no one was listening.

    What is even more shocking has been the discoveries in the “microcosm”—studies of smallness—that run up against the “Planck Wall” of the non-location of subatomic particles, and the many strange paradoxes of quantum physics. We now discover that we are in a virtual reality that is a digital, simulated environment. The bizarre realization that the “constants” of physics are changing indicates that our “reality” is “but a shadow of a larger reality,”6 and that’s what the Bible has maintained all along!7
    The Bible is, of course, unique in that it has always presented a universe of more than three dimensions,8 and revealed a Creator that is transcendent over His creation. It is the only “holy book” that demonstrates these contemporary insights. It’s time for us to spend more time with the handbook that the Creator has handed to us. It is the ultimate adventure, indeed!

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    Nov 21, 2012

    29 Signs That The Elite Are Transforming Society Into A Total Domination Control Grid

    By Michael

    The elite want to tightly control almost everything that we do, say and think. When most people think of "tyranny", they think of thugs with guns and little dictators running around barking orders at everyone. But that is not how the elite are accomplishing their goals these days. They want us to actually believe that we have freedom and that we are choosing our own leaders, but in the background they are exerting "soft power" in a way that is absolutely ruthless. They fund the political campaigns of our politicians, they own nearly all of the large corporations and financial institutions, they exert very tight control over the media and their agenda is being promoted through the education systems of virtually every nation on the planet. What the elite are doing is not illegal. In fact, they use the government and they use the law to accomplish their purposes. That is one reason why the elite love big government. For them, it is an instrument of control. The larger the government is, the easier it is to watch, track, monitor and control the rest of us. As you read this, a "total domination control grid" is being constructed all around us that is far beyond anything that George Orwell ever dreamed of. This system is advancing on hundreds of different fronts, and it is getting tighter and more restrictive with each passing day. We may think that we still have a certain degree of liberty, but if you start doing things that the system does not like, the system has a way of getting you back in line very quickly. In the end, it is all about control. There are many among the elite that actually believe that a tightly controlled society that is dominated by government institutions that they control is what is best for humanity. Many of them honestly believe that society would descend into chaos without a strong hand guiding it. Many of them truly are convinced that those that are "enlightened" are doing a noble thing by guiding humanity into the "bright future" that the elite are designing for them. But of course the freedoms and the liberties of the common people must be greatly limited in order to get us to that "bright future". We are like cattle that need to be penned in for our own good. This is how the elite actually think. I spent many years being educated by them and rubbing shoulders with them. They should not be trusted. Once our liberties and freedoms are gone, they will be nearly impossible to get back. And once the elite have total control, we will be faced with a tyranny unlike anything humanity has ever seen before.

    The following are 29 signs that the elite are transforming society into a total domination control grid...

    1. A new bill in the U.S. Senate would allow more than 20 different government agencies to read your email without a search warrant.

    2. Next generation facial recognition cameras that can identify a person in less than a second and "send authorities all known intelligence about anyone who enters a camera’s field of vision" are being put up in southern California.

    3. A highly sophisticated surveillance grid known as "Trapwire" is being installed in major cities and at "high value targets" all over the United States. Unfortunately, most Americans do not even realize that it exists.

    4. Police departments all over America are beginning to deploy unmanned surveillance drones in the skies over their cities. But don't think that a drone is not watching you just because you don't live in a major city. The truth is that the federal government has been using unmanned surveillance drones to spy on farmers in Iowa and Nebraska. There could be a drone over your house right now and you might not ever know it.

    5. Individual politicians know more about you than they ever have before. The amount of information that the Obama campaign has compiled on potential voters is absolutely frightening...
    If you voted this election season, President Obama almost certainly has a file on you. His vast campaign database includes information on voters’ magazine subscriptions, car registrations, housing values and hunting licenses, along with scores estimating how likely they were to cast ballots for his reelection.
    6. The UK is often five or ten years ahead of much of the rest of the world in implementing "Big Brother" police state measures. Over there it is now against the law to insult someone with your speech. If you say something that is "likely" to insult a Muslim or a homosexual you could end up being dragged in front of a judge. It is only a matter of time before we see these kinds of laws all over the planet.

    7. Could you imagine the government telling you what the temperature inside your own home can be? A new law in France would do exactly that...
    Heating a French home could soon require an income tax consultation or even a visit to the doctor under legislation to force conservation in the nation's $46 billion household energy market.
    A bill adopted by the lower house this month would set prices that homes pay based on wages, age and climate. Utilities Electricite de France and GDF Suez will use the data to reward consumers who cut power and natural gas usage and penalize those whom regulators decide are wasteful.
    8. Control freak bureaucrats love to tell others how to run their lives. For example, one man down in Orlando, Florida was recently ordered to rip out the vegetable garden that he was growing in his front yard. Will we eventually get to the point where even the smallest details of our lives are micromanaged by the government?

    9. Most Americans don't realize this, but the DNA of almost every newborn baby in America is collected and stored by the government. What plans do they have for all of this DNA?

    10. All over America, schools are beginning to require students to carry IDs with RFID microchips in them wherever they go. Fortunately, some students are fighting back...
    The San Antonio sophomore who opposed microchipping student IDs that would track their every movement has inspired a groundswell of 300 students in her huge district who now refuse to wear the identification chips over religious, personal privacy, safety and civil liberties concerns. In addition, some 700 other people have signed petitions opposing the microchipping program.

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    Tel Aviv bus explosion jeopardises Israel-Gaza truce deal

    An explosion has hit a public bus in the heart of Tel Aviv, wounding at least 10 people, even as frantic diplomatic efforts continued to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas.

    Police described the explosion as a terror attack. It endangered truce talks taking place between Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, and Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State.
    A police spokesman said that of the wounded, five people were moderately to seriously hurt.
    "A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv. This was a terrorist attack. Most of the injured suffered only mild injuries," said Ofir Gendelman, a spokesman for Mr Netanyahu.
    The bus was charred and blackened, its side windows blown out and its glass scattered on the asphalt.


    This is the official announcement of the ceasefire, which didn't even last an hour.

    90 schoolchildren among tourists who flee for their lives as Lord of the Rings 'Mount Doom' volcano erupts

    • An ash plume more than one mile high was seen from the Te Marri crater
    • Some 30 to 50 people were evacuated from the mountain in New Zealand
    • Eruption warnings have been issued in the past for the mountain
    By Alex Ward

    A group of 90 schoolchildren fled from a volcano in New Zealand dubbed 'Mount Doom' featured in Lord of the Rings after it erupted today.

    An ash plume more than 5,280ft high was seen emitting from the Te Maari crater on Tongariro Mountain there was a thick smell of sulphur in the air making it difficult to breathe.

    The pupils from Napier, who were walking the Tongariro track with six parents and four teachers, are believed to be safe along with other hikers despite being less than a mile from the eruption.

    'Mount Doom' erupts: The Te Maari crater on Mount Tongariro erupted today sending an ash plume more than a mile into the air
    'Mount Doom' erupts: The Te Maari crater on Mount Tongariro erupted today sending an ash plume more than a mile into the air
    Tamatea Intermediate School teacher Lomi Schaumkel said: 'We were right up there next to it. It was just amazing.

    ‘We were probably only a kilometre away from it. We were right next to one of the signs saying we were out of the danger zone.

    Hikers can be seen making their way down the mountain as the ash plume billowed into the air today. No injuries were reported
    Flee for their lives: Hikers can be seen making their way down the mountain as the ash plume billowed into the air today. No injuries were reported

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    Tension mounts: Chile shaken by 7 moderate quakes in 24 hours


    November 22, 2012CHILEA strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing office buildings in the capital to sway for almost a minute but authorities said no damage was reported and ruled out the possibility of tsunami along its coast. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was 37 miles (59 kilometers) southwest of the port city of San Antonio, Chile. It struck at 6:36 p.m. local time. The USGS had reported the quake as magnitude 6.1 but revised the strength down to 5.9. Buildings swayed in Santiago and some people fled to the streets in fear. Chile’s emergency services office said no damages to infrastructure were immediately reported. The USGS reported two other temblors with magnitudes of 5.1 and 5.2 on Wednesday near San Antonio. Chile is highly earthquake-prone and residents have bad memories of other quakes that have caused widespread destruction. In 2010, a devastating 8.8-magnitude quake, one of the strongest recorded, and the tsunami it unleashed, killed 551 people, destroyed 220,000 homes and washed away docks, riverfronts and seaside resorts. The disaster cost Chile $30 billion, or 18 percent of its annual gross domestic product. –ABC News

    Two more US military commanders relieved for misconduct

    Navy Captain Ted Williams was relieved of duty pending investigation into alleged misconduct.
    Navy Captain Ted Williams was relieved of duty pending investigation into alleged misconduct
    Two more senior American Navy commanders have been added to the growing list of high-ranking military officers relieved of duty due to ‘personal’ misconduct.

    Two commanding officers in US Navy’s 6th Fleet based in Italy were stripped of their commands on Monday pending investigations into “allegations of misconduct,” US-based journal Foreign Policy quoted a Navy statement on Tuesday,.

    According to the report, 24 American naval officers have so far been relieved of their commands this year on charges of misconduct.

    Cmdr. Ray Hartman, commanding officer of amphibious dock-landing ship USS Fort McHenry was relieved of his command on Monday. Also relieved was Navy Capt. Ted Williams, top officer of the USS Mount Whitney, an amphibious command ship.

    Williams, according to the report, was previously a transitory replacement No. 2 officer of the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier after that ship's executive officer, Capt. Robert Gamberg, was found guilty of an "improper relationship."

    A Navy official speaking on condition of anonymity is quoted in the report as saying that both officers were relieved of duty over offense of “personal misconduct… not anything to do with the operation of the ship or the mission of the ship.”

    Less than three weeks ago, another ship commander and three naval officers were relieved of duty for drunken conduct during a port call in Russia.

    Nov 20, 2012

    Know Your Enemy - Part 76 The Emerging Church - The Key to One World Religion

    The emerging movement will take "seeker-friendly" churches, combine them with vague teachings and ideas, lots of coffee and audio visual displays, an occasional pentecostal outburst, and voila!  Instant church that fits any make, model, name or god.  Or even all gods at once, since we don't want to be "exclusionary".  Just for those churches to receive fair warning...working for Satan will not help you in the end.

    The Old Cross and the New - A.W. Tozer

    As we look at the encroaching and insidious distortions of the Emerging Church movement through the Know Your Enemy series, I though it might be good to remind ourselves once more about the ABSOLUTE truths taught in scripture. And the cross is just one, but a powerful one to be sure.

    ALL UNANNOUNCED AND MOSTLY UNDETECTED there has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but different: the likenesses are superficial; the differences, fundamental.

    From this new cross has sprung a new philosophy of the Christian life, and from that new philosophy has come a new evangelical technique-a new type of meeting and a new kind of preaching. This new evangelism employs the same language as the old, but its content is not the same and its emphasis not as before.

    The old cross would have no truck with the world. For Adam's proud flesh it meant the end of the journey. It carried into effect the sentence imposed by the law of Sinai. The new cross is not opposed to the human race; rather, it is a friendly pal and, if understood aright, it is the source of oceans of good clean fun and innocent enjoyment. It lets Adam live without interference. His life motivation is unchanged; he still lives for his own pleasure, only now he takes delight in singing choruses and watching religious movies instead of singing bawdy songs and drinking hard liquor. The accent is still on enjoyment, though the fun is now on a higher plane morally if not intellectually.

    The new cross encourages a new and entirely different evangelistic approach. The evangelist does not demand abnegation of the old life before a new life can be received. He preaches not contrasts but similarities. He seeks to key into public interest by showing that Christianity makes no unpleasant demands; rather, it offers the same thing the world does, only on a higher level. Whatever the sin-mad world happens to be clamoring after at the moment is cleverly shown to be the very thing the gospel offers, only the religious product is better.

    The new cross does not slay the sinner, it redirects him. It gears him into a cleaner and jollier way of living and saves his self-respect. To the self-assertive it says, "Come and assert yourself for Christ." To the egotist it says, "Come and do your boasting in the Lord." To the thrill seeker it says, "Come and enjoy the thrill of Christian fellowship." The Christian message is slanted in the direction of the current vogue in order to make it acceptable to the public.

    The philosophy back of this kind of thing may be sincere but its sincerity does not save it from being false. It is false because it is blind. It misses completely the whole meaning of the cross.

    The old cross is a symbol of death. It stands for the abrupt, violent end of a human being. The man in Roman times who took up his cross and started down the road had already said good-by to his friends. He was not coming back. He was going out to have it ended. The cross made no compromise, modified nothing, spared nothing; it slew all of the man, completely and for good. It did not try to keep on good terms with its victim. It struck cruel and hard, and when it had finished its work, the man was no more.

    The race of Adam is under death sentence. There is no commutation and no escape. God cannot approve any of the fruits of sin, however innocent they may appear or beautiful to the eyes of men. God salvages the individual by liquidating him and then raising him again to newness of life.

    That evangelism which draws friendly parallels between the ways of God and the ways of men is false to the Bible and cruel to the souls of its hearers. The faith of Christ does not parallel the world, it intersects it. In coming to Christ we do not bring our old life up onto a higher plane; we leave it at the cross. The corn of wheat must fall into the ground and die.

    We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.

    God offers life, but not an improved old life. The life He offers is life out of death. It stands always on the far side of the cross. Whoever would possess it must pass under the rod. He must repudiate himself and concur in God's just sentence against him.

    What does this mean to the individual, the condemned man who would find life in Christ Jesus? How can this theology be translated into life? Simply, he must repent and believe. He must forsake his sins and then go on to forsake himself. Let him cover nothing, defend nothing, excuse nothing. Let him not seek to make terms with God, but let him bow his head before the stroke of God's stern displeasure and acknowledge himself worthy to die.

    Having done this let him gaze with simple trust upon the risen Saviour, and from Him will come life and rebirth and cleansing and power. The cross that ended the earthly life of Jesus now puts an end to the sinner; and the power that raised Christ from the dead now raises him to a new life along with Christ.

    To any who may object to this or count it merely a narrow and private view of truth, let me say God has set His hallmark of approval upon this message from Paul's day to the present. Whether stated in these exact words or not, this has been the content of all preaching that has brought life and power to the world through the centuries. The mystics, the reformers, the revivalists have put their emphasis here, and signs and wonders and mighty operations of the Holy Ghost gave witness to God's approval.

    Dare we, the heirs of such a legacy of power, tamper with the truth? Dare we with our stubby pencils erase the lines of the blueprint or alter the pattern shown us in the Mount? May God forbid. Let us preach the old cross and we will know the old power. (A. W. Tozer, Man, the Dwelling Place of God, 1966)

    The Atlantis Connection - Part 3

    'Tennis ball-sized Chinese UFOs' put India on edge

    Top security brass of the Indian government is battling a "mysterious" threat from the Chinese side these days: tennis ball-sized UFOs.
    Hundreds of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have been sighted inside the Indian territory bordering China in recent months, raising security concerns.
    The issue, initially dubbed a minor one, has turned serious as India prepares to raise it at the diplomatic level with China.
    The Indian government has declared to raise the issue of the UFOs with China at the diplomatic level in a meeting being scheduled later this month
    The Indian government has decided to raise the issue of the UFOs with China at the diplomatic level in a meeting being scheduled later this month
    Sources said a meeting of the boundary coordination mechanism - a high-level official mechanism set up by the two sides to ensure that the boundary incidents between their armed forces do not escalate - is being scheduled later this month where the issue of "luminous objects" will be at the centre of the discussion.
    The Indian delegation will be led by Gautam Bambawale, the head of the China desk in the external affairs ministry, while China will be represented by its director general, department of boundary and oceanic affairs. Security officials from both sides will participate in the meeting.
    Highly-placed sources said over 150 such incidents have been reported in the last three months and that India's protests at the local border personnel meeting with the Chinese have met with a cursory denial.
    The government's decision to raise the 'UFO' issue at the diplomatic level follows a detailed report from the Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Indian Army, and a spectrum analyser's attempts to ascertain what the objects are. Surprisingly, the radar could not detect these objects, indicating that they are non-metallic.
    Also, the spectrum analyser could not detect any signals emitted by them. The army flew a reconnaissance drone in the direction of the floating objects, but it didn't yield anything substantial.
    Hundreds of tennis ball-sized UFOs have been sighted on the Sino-India border in the past three months
    Hundreds of tennis ball-sized UFOs have been sighted on the Sino-India border in the past three months
    "Earlier these reports coming from various sectors of the boundary were sketchy but now we have definite proof of these yellowish spheres coming from the Chinese side; and our concerns will be raised," a source said.
    According to the reports, in Ladakh sector, such an object was sighted in Thakung post on October 21 for around eight hours. It had an "intense continuous flash light."

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    Mystery of Dead Birds at Intersection Causes Concern

    By: KOLR10 News

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- A flock of birds found dead at the intersection of Erie and Fremont in Springfield has caught a lot of attention from viewers. Several passersby sent in pictures and estimate there are about forty to one hundred dead birds. There are phone and power lines in the area, but the birds were not near those lines. The birds were in the road on Fremont with the vast majority in the northbound lanes. One woman described the scene as "eerie".

    We contacted the National Weather Service who said there was no volatile weather overnight that would have caused this issue. We've contacted ornithologists and avian specialists at Missouri State and the University of Missouri in order to ,hopefully, find some answers. We've heard back from one biologist who has sent us information for another specialists. We will keep you updated about what we find out.

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    Red rain in Sri Lanka

    Rare showers of red rain fell for over 15 minutes in Sewanagala, Monaragala and Manampitiya,Polonnaruwa yesterday morning hours of yesterday and day before yesterday. According to Meteorology Department sources red rain fell heavily in these areas and the reason has not been found yet.

    Red rain in Sewanagala and Manampitiya left red frost on the ground. This is the first time red rain was witnessed in Sri Lanka. The Health Ministry Secretary informed Medical Research Institute (MRI) Director Dr Anil Samaranayake to conduct a study to ascertain the reasons for red rain by taking water samples from Monaragala and Polonnaruwa.

    Increase in the acidity of the air and sand storms are the usual reasons for red rain. However, there are no sand storms in Sri Lanka. India had red rain last year and Indian scientists discovered a variety of micro organisms as a reason for the rains. Since the micro organisms had no DNA, they guessed it had to be a strange phenomenon.

    The MRI is carrying out research to find the exact reason for red rain in Sri Lanka.

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    Mount Doom is about to blow! New Zealand volcano used in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movies set to erupt

    • Hikers have been warned to avoid the summit of Mount Ruapehu
    • Partially blocked vent means eruptions 'over the next weeks to months'
    By Leon Watson

    A New Zealand volcano that featured as Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings movies is in danger of erupting as pressure builds in a subterranean vent, officials have said.

    The Department of Conservation warned hikers to avoid the summit of Mount Ruapehu, saying that temperature readings by scientists indicated there was an increased risk of eruption at New Zealand's largest active volcano.

    'The current situation can't continue, Ruapehu is so active that the temperatures have been going up and down a lot,' DOC volcanic risk manager Harry Keys told Radio New Zealand.
    Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu, which is set to erupt, in the Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
    Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu, which is set to erupt, in the Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
    'They generally haven't gone up as we've expected for some weeks now and sooner or later that situation will be rectified, either in a small, relatively passive way, or with a significant eruption.'

    Official monitoring body GNS Science said the temperature a few hundred metres below a lake in the crater of the North Island mountain was estimated at 800C (1,472F) but the temperature at the lake itself was just 20C (68F).

    It said this indicated a vent was partially blocked, leading to increased pressure that made eruptions more likely 'over the next weeks to months'.

    The 2,797m (9,177f) mountain last erupted in 2007, sending a lahar - a fast-moving stream of mud and debris - down the mountain but causing no injuries.
    Fiery chasm: Director Peter Jackson used Mount Ruapehu and the neighbouring Mount Ngauruhoe to depict Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings movies
    Fiery chasm: Director Peter Jackson used Mount Ruapehu and the neighbouring Mount Ngauruhoe to depict Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings movies
    The last time: A blanket of ash lies over the upper area of Mount Ruapehu about 143 miles) north of New Zealand's capital, Wellington, in 2007
    The last time: A blanket of ash lies over the upper area of Mount Ruapehu about 143 miles) north of New Zealand's capital, Wellington, in 2007
    Mount Ruapehu, which also erupted in June 1996, sent plumes of steam, ash and debris into the sky which towered an estimated eight miles above its crate
    Mount Ruapehu, which also erupted in June 1996, sent plumes of steam, ash and debris into the sky which towered an estimated eight miles above its crate
    In 1953, a massive lahar from the mountain caused New Zealand's worst rail disaster when it washed away a bridge at Tangiwai and a passenger train plunged into the Whangaehu River, claiming 151 lives.

    Director Peter Jackson used Mount Ruapehu and the neighbouring Mount Ngauruhoe to depict Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings movies.

    Another nearby volcano, Mount Tongariro, erupted in August this year, sending a plume of ash 20,000ft (6,100m) into the atmosphere, showering the North Island and disrupting domestic air travel.

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