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  • 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...
  • Explaining disasters

    06/11/2016 6:36:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies ^ | 05-29-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Explaining disasters While the loss of life stemming from tragedies is heartbreaking, we can’t fully understand God’s plan Msgr. Charles Pope May 29, 2016 Question: Given God’s mercy, how do we explain devastating earthquakes and other natural disasters? It certainly tests our faith!— Gerald Olesen, Fortuna, California Answer: Part of the answer we must accept is that we cannot really know the full answer since there is so much we don’t see or understand. This was the basic answer God gave Job, who asked the meaning of suffering in his own life. In effect, God challenged Job to explain...
  • The 1963 Baldwin Hills Dam Collapse

    02/13/2017 2:25:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 13, 2013 | Scott Harrison
    Ten years ago, for the 40th anniversary of the Dec. 14, 1963 Baldwin Hills Dam collapse, Los Angeles Times staff writer Bob Pool reported: The Baldwin Hills Dam collapsed with the fury of a thousand cloudbursts, sending a 50-foot wall of water down Cloverdale Avenue and slamming into homes and cars on Dec. 14, 1963. Five people were killed. Sixty-five hillside houses were ripped apart, and 210 homes and apartments were damaged. The flood swept northward in a V-shaped path roughly bounded by La Brea Avenue and Jefferson and La Cienega boulevards. The earthen dam that created a 19-acre reservoir...
  • Thanks, Hillary! Morning Joe's Middle East a Smoking Ruin

    03/23/2015 8:31:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Warning: readers are advised to hide the sharp objects before viewing the clip of Morning Joe's review of the Middle East today. The picture painted is one of the utter failure of US foreign policy, leaving a devastated, deadly region in its woeful wake. We open with President Obama's "mission accomplished" moment from last year in which he called US policy in Yemen "successful." Cut to Jim Miklaszewski saying that the White House had to order US special forces out of the country, leaving us with absolutely no leverage. Then to Iraq, where two experts say Iraq as a country...

    03/11/2015 9:54:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jake Price
    On the fourth anniversary of the tsunami that resulted in the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Reactors we pause to take stock of the ruins and mark how the Earth reclaims the remains. Before the tsumani on March 11, 2011, this land was farmland. After three years of pumping, this lake was drained, but it is unlikely to ever be fertile again because of the brackish water. While the tsunami was caused by seismic activity, rising global sea levels will make future disasters like tsumanis and hurricanes all the more dangerous.
  • Since 9/11, The U.S. Has Been Involved In More Than 5 Wars … And They’ve All Been Disasters

    02/22/2015 7:05:35 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | "George Washington"
    Below, we demonstrate that the U.S. keeps “losing” war after war. There are 3 potential reasons this might be happening: •Is this chaos an intentional way to implement regime change and grab resources? •Or is this a sign of the decline of the American empire … and we just can’t win a war anymore? •Or do those in charge just not really give a damn about winning … and are they just focusing on one short-term goal after another?
  • Medicaid, the Next Obama Disaster

    04/27/2014 7:39:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | April 27, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    President Obama is doing his victory dance, telling us how his health care plan has become a success because his more than his targeted number (8 million) clicked their desire to have health insurance on a website. We will soon see how many are real policyholders, and later we will see their real costs as everything shakes out with co-pays and renewals next year. What we do know is that Medicaid is a pending disaster waiting to happen. When the Obamacare registration period started we were regularly hearing about all those new Medicaid sign-ups. Then we did not hear about...
  • Volcanoes Erupting Right Now All Over The Ring Of Fire – Is The U.S. Next?

    04/10/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 8, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    All of a sudden, the Ring of Fire is starting to tremble violently. Last month, we had a whole bunch of major earthquakes along the Ring of Fire, and this month volcanoes all over the Ring of Fire are erupting. Of course, there has always been seismic activity within this giant band that stretches around the Pacific Ocean. After all, approximately 75 percent of all volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. But what is alarming is that the level of activity appears to be...
  • The 10 Cities Most At Risk Of Being Hit By Natural Disasters

    03/30/2014 6:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2014 | Harrison Jacobs
    Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, has analyzed the disaster potential for 616 of the world’s largest cities (PDF). Each city is ranked according to its potential for earthquakes, storms, storm surges, tsunamis, and river floods. For each type of disaster, Swiss Re devised an extreme weather scenario in which defenses fail and the human and economic toll can be enormous. Further, each city was ranked based on the effect each scenario would have on its residents by combining population-distribution data and vulnerability estimates for each disaster. The scenarios consider fatalities, injuries, evacuations, those whose homes would be damaged or destroyed, and those who...
  • Obamacare Is Obama Unmasked

    11/05/2013 3:44:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 5, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Everyone is focusing on Obamacare because it is such an obvious disaster, but in fact, it is but a microcosm of Barack Obama's entire presidency. Obamacare is Obama unmasked. Aren't some of you tired of making lame excuses for him that only serve to make things worse? He has made a mess of nearly everything his policies have touched, and he's mostly avoided the blame; but he owns Obamacare, and he has nowhere to hide. When someone with the influence Obama enjoyed upon first taking office sets out to fundamentally transform the nation -- and he has the unqualified support...

    09/05/2013 10:24:15 AM PDT · by Victoria Bingham · 4,835 replies
    Intel Analysis | September 5, 2013 | Victoria Bingham
  • When to Bug Out: Knowing the Signs

    04/13/2013 4:22:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    Ready Nutrition ^ | 1/2010 | Tess Pennington
    One of the largest concerns during a disaster situation is when to leave. Hurricanes, floods, chemical leaks, societal breakdowns and terrorist attacks – all cause major evacuation disruptions in urban areas when too many people are trying to flee at the same time. We have seen this with such disasters as 9-1-1, Hurricane Katrina, and evacuations from mass wildfires. While it is important to listen and keep up to date on the current status of a disaster, as a societal whole, we have placed far too much emphasis on the government telling us when the appropriate time to evacuate is....
  • Lessons Learned From Superstorm Sandy

    11/13/2012 8:36:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    In an emergency evacuation, there will always be people who stay behind to protect their personal belongings. People who ignored evacuation warnings had to be rescued and some lost their lives in one of the worst storms in the history of natural disasters in the United States.The biggest challenges were hunger and cold because of electrical outages. More than 8.1 million homes and businesses lost power.In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, city leaders across the country are asking how their city would respond to a similar disaster and examining their preparedness and self-reliance needs. Sandy would have resulted in much...
  • No Red Tape? Non-Union FEMA Crews, Water and Other Supplies Sit Idle Thanks To Unions & Red Tape

    11/13/2012 5:09:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | November 12th, 2012 | LaborUnionReport
    It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy killed 113 people, wiped out portions of towns, and knocked out power to millions. It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.” However, according to multiple public and private sources, unions and union-related red tape are causing workers from out of state to be turned back, as well as workers contracted by FEMA, as well as tons of supplies, already in New York and New Jersey to sit idle—at a cost of millions to taxpayers. It has already been well publicized though the Daily Caller how...
  • Create A Three-Month Preparedness Plan

    11/08/2012 6:17:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 8, 2012 | Austin Fletcher
    While three monthsÂ’ worth of preparedness may seem like a long time, history confirms that it takes a combination of only a few emergencies for things like power, water and health services to be overloaded and run-down for weeks on end.For instance, New Orleans is still being rebuilt years later, and Japan was still cleaning up their nuclear meltdown more than six months after the tsunami. Should a severe snowstorm or forest fire cut you off from the grid, it certainly has the potential to last longer than a week. Thus, as you progress in your preparedness lifestyle, you will...
  • James Yeager: Hurricane Sandy aftermath is ‘medieval’

    11/03/2012 9:09:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Guns Save A ^ | Nov 3, 2012 | Frank Sharpe
    James Yeager: Hurricane Sandy aftermath is ‘medieval’ by Frank Sharpe Fortress Defense Consultants James Yeager of Tactical Response just sent this note out: “I am getting reports from my Alumni in NY. Things are BAD. The news is under-reporting the violence. Shooting and home invasions are rampant. My Law Enforcement Alumni are telling me it is like a 3rd world country… Medieval. They say this will make Katrina look like a day at Disney.” This may or may not be as bad as it sounds. Doesn’t matter as nothing lasts forever. But this should serve as a warning...