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  • 10 days of tragedy: 15 historic disasters occurred over these days in April

    04/16/2022 2:19:35 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 47 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | 4/18/21 | Fox 4
    I have a birthday this and every year around this time, I post a similar article, from about April 17 thru April 21 or so, some major world and local news events have occurred. For example, Adolf Hitler and Napolean were born on April 20. Other events. The Branch Dividians were incinerated by the Janet Reno and DOJ in Waco on April 19, 1993. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols bombed the Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The Columbine School Shooting took place on April 20, 1999. The Deep Water Horizon Oil Well blew up in the...
  • Brooks: ‘I Worry’ ‘Easy Time’ in Foreign Policy without ‘Major’ Disasters Will End in 2022

    01/01/2022 11:08:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/01/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that he’s worried about trouble abroad in 2022, even though we’ve “had an easy time in foreign policy over the last few years, and we’ve been blessed by not having major international disasters.” Brooks stated, “I worry about abroad. We’ve had an easy time in foreign policy over the last few years, and we’ve been blessed by not having major international disasters. I worry about Russia and Ukraine quite a lot. I worry about that China’s a lot less stable than it seems, or that China gets into a...
  • As 2021 Closes Decked In Democrat Disasters, Pelosi Desperately Clings To Jan. 6

    12/30/2021 9:39:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/30/2021 | Tristan Justice
    Congressional Democrats are headed into an already historically hostile midterm cycle with all the warning of a GOP blowout.Congressional Democrats are headed into an already historically hostile midterm cycle with all the warnings of a GOP blowout even mightier than the electoral landslide inaugurated by the Tea Party movement ten years ago.An anemic economy handicapped by soaring inflation and high-power prices fed by progressive policy, coupled with a raging virus Democrats pledged to shut down, have continued to antagonize an electorate poised to return a proper punishment at the ballot box. Never mind the administration’s failures on the southern border...
  • This day in historahh (1509)

    09/10/2021 7:19:15 AM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 2 replies
    wikipedia ^ | years ago | wikipedia
    The Grand Mosque of Hagia Sophia survived almost unscathed, although a minaret collapsed. Inside the mosque, the plaster that had been used to cover up the Byzantine mosaics inside the dome fell off, revealing the Christian images. (This quote is from wikipedia but I had to link to another site. I'M NOT TRYING TO SPAM LINKS TO FORBIDDEN SITES, SORRY!)
  • Ida's not done yet! Remnants of hurricane smash into Northeast bringing tornados to New Jersey and first ever 'Flash Flood Emergency' warning for New York City as 230,000 are left without power

    09/01/2021 10:07:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 44 replies
    New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been hit by severe flooding and dangerous winds as the remnants of Hurricane Ida sweep up to the northeast. The National Weather Service's office in New York issued a Flash Flood Emergency for New York City for the first time ever, as more than 60 million people throughout the northeast are under flash flood watches while Ida - now a tropical depression - moves its way into the area. 'This particular warning for NYC is the second time we've ever issued a Flash Flood Emergency. (It's the first one for NYC). The first...
  • McCarthy: Afghanistan One of ‘the Greatest Disasters’ in Nation’s History; ‘Going to Do Damage’ for Decades to Come

    08/20/2021 7:25:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2021 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on FNC’s “Hannity,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) voiced his frustration over the Biden administration’s mishandling of the Afghanistan withdrawal. He argued for Congress’ involvement and warned of the long-lasting implications that failure would have on the United States.
  • 3 Alaska volcanoes erupt, spitting lava and ash clouds, just days after a massive M8.2 earthquake

    08/07/2021 4:09:12 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    ss ^ | 8/6/21 | ss
    Three remote Alaska volcanoes are in various states of eruption, one producing lava and the other two blowing steam and ash. This is happening about 1 week after a M8.2 earthquake shook wide parts of Alaska on July 28, 2021. So far, none of the small communities near the volcanoes have been affected, Chris Waythomas, a geologist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory, said Thursday. Webcams on Thursday clearly showed episodic low-level ash emissions from Pavlof Volcano, prompting the observatory to raise the volcano’s threat level from yellow, or exhibiting signs of unrest, to orange, indicating an eruption is underway with...
  • People in the eastern United States should be concerned about earthquakes… Here’s why

    08/07/2021 4:01:45 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    ss ^ | 8/7/21 | ss
    Why should people in the eastern United States be concerned about earthquakes? 1) Severe earthquakes have occurred in the eastern U.S. In November of 1755, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 and a maximum intensity of 7.0 occurred about 50 miles northeast of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was heavily damaged. Other strong earthquakes recorded in the continental US were centered in southeastern Missouri near the border with Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. In the winter of 1811-1812, a series of three powerful earthquakes of magnitudes about 7.0 to 7.8 and hundreds of aftershocks occurred near New Madrid, Missouri.
  • Massive sinkhole in Puebla continues to expand, now at 110 m (360 feet), Mexico

    06/10/2021 7:09:30 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies ^ | 6/9/21 | Julie Celestial
    The enormous sinkhole in Puebla State, southeastern Mexico, has grown to 110 m (360 feet) in diameter as of Monday, June 7, 2021, prompting authorities to widen the security perimeter. The hole has already destroyed a nearby house's bedroom and part of a wall and is threatening to swallow the entire structure as continues to expand. The sinkhole appeared in Santa María Zacatepec, in the town of Juan C. Bonilla, and is confirmed to be 9 m (30 feet) deep. It measured 80 m (262 feet) in diameter on May 29 and has grown rapidly ever since. As of Monday,...
  • Remember The 33 Sailors Lost Five Years Ago In The Worst Maritime Disaster In Decades

    10/01/2020 9:52:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 1, 2020 | Christine Weerts
    After three hours battling the brutal storm and winds recorded at 120 mph, the battered old ship began to finally break down. El Faro was in trouble. During a visit to the home of my parents in Jacksonville, Fla., my father, a World War II veteran, asked to visit the cemetery where he will be buried. It’s on the opposite side of the county-wide metropolitan area, so on the way, we decided to stop near the Jacksonville seaport on the St. John’s river.After crossing the massive Danes Bridge — one of the largest harp-designed cable-stayed bridges in the nation —...
  • 5 of the 6 largest California wildfires in history started in the past 6 weeks

    09/23/2020 12:16:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    sacbee ^ | 9/22/20 | Michael McGough
    The staggering statistics keep piling up for California’s wildfire season: August and September account for five of the six biggest fires in nearly 90 years of recorded history for the state. The destructive Creek Fire that continues to burn in Fresno County grew about 3,000 acres between Monday and Tuesday for a new total of 283,724 acres, leapfrogging the 2017 Thomas Fire for the No. 6 spot, according to Cal Fire records. It is 30% contained. Ahead of the Creek Fire, which started Sept. 4, are four massive wildfire complexes that sparked during a freak mid-August thunderstorm. The storm pummeled...
  • Disasters Rage Across China, Affecting Tens of Millions

    07/07/2020 6:31:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/07/2020 | Eva Fu
    China, still grappling with the CCP virus pandemic, has been hit with wave after wave of natural disasters across the country. Weeks of torrential rainfall caused some of the worst floodings in decades, wreaking havoc in 26 provinces across central and southern China and disrupting the lives of more than 19 million, according to authorities. In recent weeks, hailstorms and earthquakes also struck parts of the country. Swarming locusts and animal-borne diseases were but the latest of the country’s woes. Close to 50 million Chinese have suffered from some form of natural catastrophe in the first half of 2020, according...
  • Washington Post Reporter Found Dead In Apartment

    04/10/2020 6:52:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 10, 2020 | Shelby Talcott
    Washington Post reporter Darran Simon was found dead Thursday in his apartment, according to a memo sent to staffers. The cause of death has not been announced. Simon covered government and politics at WaPo, according to a Jan. 30 announcement from WaPo. Simon previously worked as a senior news writer at CNN, the announcement noted. “We are deeply saddened to report that yesterday, Darran Simon was found dead in his apartment,” the memo from Tracy Grant, WaPo’s managing editor for staff development and standards, reads according to the Washingtonian. “Our sympathy goes out to Darran’s family; we will share information...
  • Welcome to the 2019 Global Health Security Index

    04/05/2020 7:20:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Global Health Security ^ | October 10, 2019 | The Global Health Security
    The GHS Index is the first comprehensive assessment of global health security capabilities in 195 countries. Read more about the Index and the international panel that helped develop it, download the report and data model, and watch our introductory video. The average overall GHS Index score is 40.2 out of a possible 100. While high-income countries report an average score of 51.9, the Index shows that collectively, international preparedness for epidemics and pandemics remains very weak. The GHS Index assesses countries’ health security and capabilities across six categories, 34 indicators, and 85 sub-indicators. The findings are drawn from open source...
  • When Your Birth Control Implant Doesn’t Stay In Your Arm: The Truth about Nexplanon

    01/13/2019 4:24:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | January 12, 2019 | Grace Stark
    You know the one, with all of the stylishly dressed young women killing it in the workplace, telling you that they’ve “armored up” against an unplanned pregnancy? It’s clever enough, as the Nexplanon implant goes into one’s arm. Unfortunately, Merck (the makers of Nexplanon) may have to come up with another clever slogan for their device, as reports have surfaced that the matchstick-sized implant has a nasty habit of migrating elsewhere in a woman’s body, instead of staying put in her arm. Like other methods of long-acting reversible contraception (or, “LARCs”), the Nexplanon implant is increasingly favored by patients and...
  • Frightened? Consider Who is In Your Boat

    11/02/2017 6:13:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 2, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    With the awful reality of a new and frightening type of terror attack being perpetrated in the streets of our country, my mind returns to the recent memory of a more peaceful day. On that evening, the gentle breezes rustling through the palm trees was matched in melodious beauty by the crash of the waves against the shore. As if in a symphony, the voices of some 50 worshippers rose in praise to our awesome God as we sang of His goodness at the outdoor service on Little Gasparilla Island. Erica Emmanuel, the pastor’s wife, led us in Hillsong’s “Oceans”:...
  • Christian Faith Doesn't Just Say Disasters Are God's Retribution

    10/26/2017 10:05:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 10/26/2017 | By Mathew Schmalz
    It’s been a time of calamities: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, flooding in South Asia and Africa and a massive earthquake in Mexico have led to widespread devastation around the globe.Some people seem to think this is divine retribution for the sins of humanity: Kirk Cameron, former child actor, said in a video on Facebook that Hurricane Harvey and Irma were “a spectacular display of God’s immense power” and were sent so human beings could repent. Earlier, after seeing the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, conservative Christian pastor John McTernan had noted that “God is systematically destroying America” out of anger over...
  • President Trump Discusses Puerto Rico “Some Very Serious Decisions Need To Be Made”…

    09/29/2017 6:32:17 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 42 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | Sept. 29,2017 | Sundance
    President Donald Trump discusses the short-term (relief) and long-term (recovery) efforts for Puerto Rico. As everyone is aware, even before the storm the island territory was under financial collapse as a result of Democrat mismanagement and generational political agendas’ creating a culture of dependency. Hurricane Maria has exacerbated Puerto Rico’s problems and is showcasing a governmental structure incapable of governing during crisis. The media hypes the suffering, yet omits the Island’s inept systems of governance and the culture of dependency. The only way the U.S. federal government can assist effectively is by taking over almost every aspect of state and...
  • Beware the Broken Window Fallacy: Some Economists Still Think Disasters are Good for the Economy

    09/12/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 09/12/2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    On Friday morning, with Hurricane Irma having wrecked the islands of Saint Martin and Barbuda, CNBC published a story cheerily laying out the silver lining embedded in the tropical disasters: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma actually will lead to increased economic activity over the long run, New York Fed President William Dudley said in an interview.Speaking just as Irma is about to start battering Florida as a Category 4 storm, Dudley said the initial impact in both human and economic costs will be harmful. But in the long run, economies tend to snap back from such major events."Those effects tend...
  • Why God Allowed Hurricane Harvey: 4 Wrong Answers

    09/02/2017 6:59:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/01/2017 | Jim Denison
    Louisiana began evacuations for Hurricane Harvey this week, on the twelfth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane has dumped a record 51 inches of rain as of Wednesday morning, the equivalent of four typical hurricanes.Why has God allowed such devastation? Here are the logical options as I see them.One: We didn't pray enough.Scripture teaches that "you do not have, because you do not ask" (James 4:2). Did this storm strike because we did not pray enough for God to stop it?If so, what about those who prayed fervently but still lost their homes to this storm? Is a lack of intercession to...