A 3.9 aftershock followed about 10 minutes after the earthquake, according to the USGS. ...Saturday's quake surpassed a 4.8 recorded on Jan. 6 for this year's largest earthquake. Both the 4.8 and Saturday's 5.1 were centered near Fairview, according to USGS data.
Petter Chamor (redeeming a firstborn donkey) is mentioned three times in the Torah (Exodus 13:13; Exodus 34:20; Numbers 18:15). Redeeming the firstborn donkey is necessary since, when it is born, it is considered Hekdesh, or sanctified, and belonging to God via his emissary, the kohen, or high priest. The owner of the donkey’s mother has the right to use the donkey after he redeems it by giving a sheep to the priest in its place.
Editor: Timely sign of the times, right as we find ourselves in the days of redemption...
With Thursday's decline, the S&P 500 stock index has lost 10.5 percent so far in 2016, its worst start to a year in history ...Higher levels of U.S. oil output, thanks to fracking technology, along with over-production by Saudi Arabia, contributed to a world-wide oil glut, sparking a steep fall in energy and other commodity prices at the start of last year. At $27 a barrel, oil prices are now near 13-year lows and some analysts say they expect to see prices drop further.
...a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals. ...the North announced it will freeze all South Korean assets there. The North also said it was closing an inter-Korean highway linking to Kaesong and shutting down two cross-border communication hotlines.
02/10/2016, informedchristians.com, By Daniel Valles, Editor
This infographic poster tracks the major events since the 2015 Feast of Trumpets. As we approach the upcoming Passover time, we are also expecting an Exodus of Christ's watching Bride.
Oil could drop below $20 a barrel as the search for a level that brings supply and demand back into balance makes prices even more volatile, said Goldman’s Currie.
02/09/2016, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael Snyder
...the biggest news was what happened in Japan. The Nikkei was down a staggering 918 points, but that stock crash made very few headlines in the western world. If the Dow had crashed 918 points today, that would have been the largest single day point crash in all of U.S. history. So what just happened in Japan is a really big deal.
Chile's emergency office said some homes had been left without electricity and local media reported rock falls on the highway following the quake, which was also felt in neighboring Argentina.
The reactor, officially known as the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), produced hydrogen plasma...
Editor: Think 'EAST' as in Eastern Gate / Golden Gate. Creating a star in the east, right at this time...
In Guatemala, Santiaguito, the dome complex on Santa Maria, produced some impressive explosions that sent ash up over 6 kilometers (~19,000 feet). The ash from these blasts (see above) prompted both aviation and respiratory/drinking water alerts for the area around the volcano and the sound of the blasts was heard over 25 kilometers away.
02/07/2016, zerohedge.com, by Mark St.Cyr,
The proverbial warning shot became manifest when Twitter™ recently announced a 15% cut of exactly the type of staff or positions thought unimaginable just a year ago. i.e., Coders. Suddenly the very people once considered as “indispensable” and with an “inexhaustible need” unnervingly found that they were the first to go – in the first round of layoffs. This was the first visible prick to the meme-bubble bursting in my opinion. And as we all are becoming quite aware of: It’s far from the last, for the cannons have yet to begin firing in earnest.
02/07/2016, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael Snyder
On Friday, tech stocks got absolutely slammed as the bursting of dot-com bubble 2.0 accelerated once again. ...Many of the biggest names in the tech world have gotten mercilessly hammered over the past six months of so. Just look at some of the famous brands that have already lost between 20 and 40 percent of their market caps…
02/07/2016, dailycrow.com, MP
This year’s Super Bowl will take place on the final day of the Chinese Year of the Goat (or Sheep) and one month to the day before the Shiva festival on March 7th.
Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief.
The super Krewe of Bacchus, known for its spectacle, plans to roll on its traditional St. Charles Avenue route Sunday evening with 31 floats and 1,400 riders.
On “Formation,” the singer addresses not only race, but rumors about her celebrity (“Y’all haters corny with that Illuminati mess”)...
The rocket was launched on a southward trajectory, as planned, passing over Japan's southern Okinawa islands, Japan's NHK reported, and appeared to have successfully separated its first stage booster, South Korea's Yonhap reported. ...It last launched a long-range rocket in December 2012, sending into orbit an object it described as a communications satellite.
North Korea could launch a rocket that it says will carry an earth observation satellite as soon as Sunday, after bringing forward and shortening the time frame for the launch, the Japanese and South Korean governments said on Saturday. North Korea had earlier told the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) it would launch the rocket some time between Feb. 8 and Feb. 25, triggering international opposition from governments that see it as a long-range missile test.
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