Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link
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Crews prepare to deploy Oil Dome (the 'funnel') - But will it work? ~ link ~
Gulf of Mexico surface horizontal current map ~ link ~ Click on link for video map.
Loop Current ~ link ~ Crude from the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill could eventually slosh ashore on Miami Beach or North Carolina's barrier islands, if it connects with a powerful sea current, an oceanographer said on Tuesday.
Robert Weisberg, a physical oceanographer at the University of South Florida, told a conference call the so-called Loop Current that sweeps around the Gulf was poised to connect with the spreading oil slick.
Once "entrainment" occurs, he said, the oil would be pulled quickly south along Florida's Gulf coast and out into the Florida Straits, between the United States and Cuba.
"Exactly when the oil will enter the Loop Current at the surface is unknown but it appears to be imminent," Weisberg said, referring to the prevailing current in the Gulf.
"It could be days or it could be longer but it looks like it's going to happen, and it looks like it's going to happen now sooner than later," he said.
However, depending on local winds, Florida's southwest beaches and the Florida Keys, along with coral reefs and the fragile ecosystem of the Everglades, could be spared from the oil slick, Weisberg said.
That is because ocean circulation models show it heading out to sea, past the Dry Tortugas islands, before it is caught up in the Gulf Stream and makes its way up the U.S. East Coast, he said.
"Once it's at the entrance to the Florida Straits it's only another week or so before it could be in the vicinity of Miami or Palm Beach and one more week or so until it could be as far north as Cape Hatteras," Weisberg said.Mother of All Gushers could kill Earth's oceans ~ link ~ Read this to begin to understand the true nature of the problem. It is far more vast and important to your very future than the mainstream news media is telling you. If we don't shut this bastard deep sea gusher down soon we are truly screwed on this Earth!
After Gulf Coast oil spill, scientists envision devastation for region ~ link ~ This story is really about what now has become some of the best-case scenarios. The worst-case scenarios are far, far, more horrible and at a global level.
Trust me, I'm Nick Clegg: How the also-ran stole the show ~ link ~ Judged by the unscientific measures of crowd size, enthusiasm and head-turning interest, Clegg is the undisputed star of this campaign. He managed to pack out a meeting hall in Redcar on a grey, chilly Sunday night – a feat for any politician and a serious achievement, in the ancestrally Labour north-east, for one not wearing a red rosette. It's hardly a surprise that he all but stops the traffic in leafy Richmond, south-west London, a seat the Lib Dems already hold. But here he is at the centre of a giant scrum of press and public, as he tries to squeeze his way into a packed community centre in Labour-held Streatham.
In little over three short weeks, Clegg has gone from a face barely recognised outside the Westminster village to a phenomenon. Where once his party had to beg for attention, he now has to fend off questions not just from a British press pack at last treating the Lib Dems with respect, but from CNN and a clutch of other foreign reporters, who have made the trek to see the man who threatens to reshape British politics.
The size of his personal protection detail has gone from negligible to serious, men with discreet lapel badges shielding him from the jostling throng whenever he steps off the battlebus and on to the streets. When his wife, Miriam González Durántez, is in tow, she has to handle a Spanish-language press corps of her own. These are not scenes that accompany either Brown or Cameron.
UK Election result still in doubt as four in ten voters still undecided ~ link ~ Almost four in 10 people could still change their mind about how they will vote in tomorrow's general election, according to a new survey.
The latest ComRes poll for The Independent and ITV News suggests that the contest is still wide open because 38 per cent of people said it was "quite possible" they would change their mind by tomorrow. Fifty-six per cent said it was not.
The Liberal Democrat vote appeared to be the most "soft", with 41 per cent of those intending to back the party saying they might switch, compared to 34 per cent of Labour supporters and 32 per cent of Tory supporters.
Hung Parliament: The Numbers Game ~ link ~ In principle, it is simple to determine whether a party has a majority in the House of Commons or not. There will be 650 seats in the new parliament, so to obtain the smallest overall majority requires 326 seats, giving a majority of two.
However, it is rather more complicated in practice, because of the complexities of the devolved British constitution and party politics. In 1964 the Speaker was the only MP unaffiliated to the three largest British parties. In 2005 there were 31 of them, and the number could well increase this time, and the disposition of these "fourth parties" affects where we can place the winning post.
There are some election outcomes which, while technically being a hung parliament, would allow the Commons to be run by the largest single party without the need for Cameron or Brown to consult the Liberal Democrats....
A more nuanced idea of where the winning post is on election night is therefore 326 for a technical majority, 320 for an effective majority, 310 for a single party government without agreements with other parties, and around 300 for an undisputed, if provisional, right to govern.
A perhaps odd conclusion about this is that there is a set of outcomes that would lead directly to a second election later this year or in the first half of 2011, covering the ground between the Tories winning around 300 and 340 seats (the stresses of governing with a tiny majority are as great, if not greater, than those of governing without one). A minority Conservative government with fewer than 300 seats, existing by permission of Nick Clegg, would also be looking to have another election as soon as it could. But a full Tory-Lib Dem coalition, or any stable arrangement featuring Labour, would almost certainly try to govern for a full term.
A government with a long-term perspective is therefore most likely to emerge from either an election that produces a working majority, or a proper hung parliament in which parties have to reach agreement on a programme from the start – and not from the shadowlands of 300-340 in which a government has its eye on a second election and day-to-day survival in the division lobbies.
This historic opportunity must not be missed ~ link ~ This election campaign has felt almost like a liberation. The prison walls – the stultifying, spirit-crushing assumptions of the long era of two-party politics – have crumbled. The surge in support for the Liberal Democrats has unlocked something precious: a feeling among the public that, for the first time in a generation, a radical overhaul of our political settlement could be possible.
But while this is a moment of hope and freedom, it is also a moment of danger for the popular movement for change that has been set free in recent weeks. Nick Clegg's party has made an astonishing breakthrough. But though the mould of British politics is fractured, it is not yet broken. And the vested interest of the "old politics" could still preserve it. Despite the drama of recent weeks, there remains a considerable risk that Britain could wake up on Friday morning to discover we are in for four or five more years of "business as usual" politics under a Conservative government.
Obama - Biggest recipient of BP cash ~ link ~ While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.
On top of that, the oil giant has spent millions each year on lobbying — including $15.9 million last year alone — as it has tried to influence energy policy.
Webster Tarpley: US oil and mine disasters caused by lax Bush/Cheney/Obama regulation - video ~ link ~ This is what happens when a nation of people allow the worst scum on Earth to take over and turn the richest nation on Earth into a 'Third World' type nation.
Dan Coats wins Indiana's GOP US Senate nomination race ~ link ~ Former Senator Dan Coats has been living outside of Indiana for many years and working as a paid professional lobbyist in Congress. The type of person least likely to vote for any real change in America.
Middle Class being pushed into poverty and working poor status ~ link ~ Over 6.5 million of the 15 million unemployed Americans have been out of work for 27 weeks or more. As a percent, this is the highest number of long-term unemployed we have had since the Great Depression. What is not discussed in this recession is the working poor and middle class have taken on the burden of this financial calamity disproportionately. We are not all in this equally. When was the last time you heard on the mainstream press that 40 million of your fellow Americans are now receiving food assistance? And when was the last time you heard that jobs for the middle class are still largely disappearing? Since much of the media represents the top 1 percent they assume all is well because Wall Street has been on a record breaking bailout rally. At the same time, we have 30 percent unemployment at the lower end of our income scale.
The Rich Continue To Use Government To Cut Out Their Competition ~ link ~ This article documents the march to all out economic fascism and the deliberate killing off of American Ingenuity via a new law to throttle venture capital and with it the high-technology engine of economic growth.
Many possible triggers for wider Euro debt crisis ~ link ~ The many potential triggers for an expanded crisis include a failed bond auction, any signs that Athens or donor nations were backing away from a 110 billion euro ($141 billion) bailout of Greece, and a freezing up of Europe's interbank money market. For now, Portugal, Ireland and Spain, widely seen as the next possible "dominos" after Greece, remain in significantly better shape. The interbank market is far from grinding to a halt as it did after Lehman Brothers collapsed in late 2008. But the spread of investor jitters in the past 24 hours, affecting markets as distant as yen swaps in Tokyo, suggests market conditions could deteriorate as rapidly as they did during the global financial crisis of 2007-2009.
For now, Portugal, Ireland and Spain, widely seen as the next possible "dominos" after Greece, remain in significantly better shape. The interbank market is far from grinding to a halt as it did after Lehman Brothers collapsed in late 2008.
But the spread of investor jitters in the past 24 hours, affecting markets as distant as yen swaps in Tokyo, suggests market conditions could deteriorate as rapidly as they did during the global financial crisis of 2007-2009.Greek riots: 100,000 citizens fight against harsh cuts in Athens financial crisis protests - video ~ link ~ Many in Greece know that the global banking cartel is robbing them blind and are mad as hell about it.
Greek protesters drape banners on Acropolis ~ link ~ Angry Greeks took to the streets Tuesday and unfurled banners at the ancient Acropolis, the country's most famous monument, to protest harsh new austerity measures as strikes began across the country. Greece's cash-strapped government announced sweeping spending cuts worth euro30 billion ($40 billion) through 2012 on Sunday, in order to secure a vital rescue package of loans from the International Monetary Fund and the other 15 European Union countries using the euro as their currency. About 4,000 teachers and students marched to Parliament to protest the cuts, carrying black flags and holding banners reading: "Send the bill to those responsible."
Greece's cash-strapped government announced sweeping spending cuts worth euro30 billion ($40 billion) through 2012 on Sunday, in order to secure a vital rescue package of loans from the International Monetary Fund and the other 15 European Union countries using the euro as their currency.
About 4,000 teachers and students marched to Parliament to protest the cuts, carrying black flags and holding banners reading: "Send the bill to those responsible."Antisemitism is Zionism's Bread and Butter ~ link ~ "Are Israeli Policies Entrenching Anti-Semitism Worldwide?" This is the subtitle of a recent article in a Jewish magazine.It expresses a naive Jewish misconception about anti-Semitism and Zionism. Jews are under the impression that Zionism is there to protect them from anti-Semitism. In fact, Zionism is there to create anti-Semitism in order to force Jews to carry out the Illuminati agenda, i.e. central banker world government based in Jerusalem. Israel is the Rothschild's private fiefdom; their private army, secret service and nuclear arsenal. All these are being used to advance the Rothschild world government agenda. Zionist Jews will have alot of 'splaining to do.'...
My hunch is that the central banking elite, using Masonic secret societies in the military and intelligence agencies, is responsible for 90% of terrorism. The purpose is to manipulate people into advancing the goals of the New World Order, which includes destroying true religion, nation states, democracy, race and family.
In their mind, they have to destabilize and enslave us to protect their monopoly on government credit i.e. money creation.
They are running a protection racket to protect us from their bogus "terror." In the same way, Zionism is a response to "anti-Semitism" they create. In the process, Jews are brainwashed and manipulated, while Westerners are losing their civil rights and habits of freedom.
A Cloud Over Jerusalem ~ link ~ As I always say, "Follow the money"!
Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook ~ link
Pope endorses the Holy Shroud of Turin ~ link ~ I know some of the top investigators and scientists involved in Shroud research and try to stay up to date on all the issues involved. I am totally convinced that the Holy Shroud of Turin is the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ and has Him Image on it.
In Current Crisis Is Deep Dark Mystery Of Oil ~ link ~
And so we pray:
Author claims that two documents comprise Third Secret of Fatima - One revealed and one not ~ link ~ I have read a lot about this over the years and I am inclined to believe that all was not disclosed. That what was not disclosed was a warning of apostasy at the highest levels in the Church.
'Crosses to appear over County Mayo sky' says Irish 'visionary' ~ link ~ Coleman, who lives in Dublin, has called on people in Mayo to have Masses said in their local churches at 3pm on Tuesday, May 11, for peace and conversion in Ireland. He claims that this will be the exact same time as the next apparition of Our Lady. He also claimed that the crosses will appear in the sky ‘as a sign from Our Lady’, who is “pleading with the Irish people to return to their faith and to seek reconciliation at this time of great hardship in Ireland.”
“Most of the messages I have received from Our Blessed Mother since December are, she has told me, related to the Second Coming of Jesus on the Earth, the time of which, she has told me, is drawing very close.