I have updated the research countdown with an additional consideration, as well as added a ‘situation report’ of major happenings in the world. Across many fronts, it appears that world-changing events will shortly transpire… Click here to read the article!
Phoenix police said CenturyLink employees found that a fiber-optic cable in far north Phoenix had been completely cut through. ...Businesses couldn't process credit card transactions, ATMs didn't function, law enforcement databases were unavailable...
02/28/2015, reason.com, By J.D. Tuccille
What went with that cable was most cell phone service (every company but Verizon was down), the Internet (multiple ISPs run through the same pipe), the 911 system, and pretty much any digital communications connection you can imagine.
Editor: Once the Tribulation starts, the world events will quickly shatter the fragile infrastructure in many parts of the world - permanently.
...at a depth of 562km, on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of significant damage. - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/magnitude-69-quake-strikes-indonesia-no-tsunami-threat-20150227#sthash.VxPxNqKP.dpuf
...Naftogaz made a payment of $15 million on Friday morning. Russia’s energy minister suggested that this would be sufficient to keep fuel flowing to Ukraine over the weekend, long enough to avoid a shut-off before the new round of talks...
His comments were an unusually public show of understanding from China for the Russian position. China and Russia see eye-to-eye on many international diplomatic issues but Beijing has generally not been so willing to back Russia over Ukraine.
U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the strictest-ever rules on Internet providers, who in turn pledged to battle the new restrictions in the courts and Congress, saying they would discourage investment and stifle innovation.
Nato forces put on a show of strength within yards of Estonia’s Russian border, with armoured personnel carriers, tanks and 1,300 Estonian soldiers forming a military parade. The parade, which also included 100 troops from Britain and other European nations ...The Kremlin responded with its own military drills, sending 2,000 paratroopers into Russia’s western Pskov region, which borders both Estonia and neighbouring Latvia.
"That is a development that I didn't expect five years ago, and is a little alarming," Schuster said...
02/25/2015, lifenews.com, By Kristi Burton Brown
Whether we’re talking about a preborn baby days after conception or one who is days away from being born, these babies only have four differences with us: 1) Size, 2) Location, 3) Environment, and 4) Dependency.
Excluding Russia from the SWIFT banking system should be an option in lieu of sanctions if a truce in Ukraine is not respected, British Prime Minister David Cameron said. Russia last month said it would retaliate strongly if it were to be cut off from SWIFT, the international financial industry's secure messaging system that facilitates transactions.
...signed a deal with Russia allowing its navy ships to make regular port calls on the island. ...Russian President Vladimir Putin said after Thursday’s talks with visiting Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades that the agreement would primarily refer to Russian navy ships involved in international counter-terrorism and anti-piracy efforts.
...saying the move was taken without consultation with the government and would harm the economy. ...The central bank announced a ban until the end of the week on banks trading foreign currency on behalf of clients, which accounts for nearly all of the officially registered trade.
Iran fired hundreds of missiles in a military drill on Wednesday, including two ballistic missiles which blew up an Iranian-built, life-size replica of a US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz ...fired surface-to-surface Fateh-110 missiles some 300 km. According to the reports, the Iranians also fired surface-to-sea missiles that can travel some 5 kilometers and evade radar detection.
...struck at a depth of 65 kms (38 miles).
...said the measure was necessary because of “growing aggression” in Ukraine. Military officials said Lithuania will reinstate national service for five years starting in September...
...within days unless it sends more money, and said transit to Europe could be under threat, reviving a dispute that had been set aside since December. ...just two days, and would be forced to stop supplies unless more money arrived. ...Europe gets around a third of its gas needs from Russia, with roughly half of that piped via Ukraine.
Even the abortion textbook published by the National Abortion Federation is afraid to show the gruesome nature of dismemberment abortions. The diagram in the abortion manual does not even show an unborn child! ...The further question was asked, “In that situation, when you pull on the arm and remove it, is the fetus still alive?” Carhart answered, “‘Yes.’...
The United States Department of State on Monday named its first-ever special envoy to advocate globally for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. ...The appointment is part of an Obama administration push to promote LGBT rights internationally and make them a foreign policy priority.
Lavrov cited the airstrikes led by the U.S. in Syria in 2003 Iraq invasion and 2011 U.S. military intervention in Libya as examples of “violations” of the UN fundamental principles. The Russian foreign minister said the chaos in the Middle East were results of the attempts of the U.S. to “dominate” the world using military force. He added that the Middle East and North Africa were plunged into instability and created a “breeding ground” for extremists
02/24/2015, lifenews.com, By Steven Ertelt
...Jesus said “by their fruits you will know them.”
"The need for a unified Arab force is growing and becoming more pressing every day", said Sisi, citing supposed offers by both Jordan and UAE to help in such an endeavor.
Russia has offered Iran its latest Antey-2500 missiles, the head of Russian state defence conglomerate Rostec said on Monday according to media reports, after a deal to supply less powerful S-300 missiles was dropped under Western pressure.
Hundreds of Turkish forces in armoured vehicles have entered war-torn northern Syria to evacuate troops guarding a historic tomb, demolishing it and moving the remains to a different site.
...reached deal in principle ...the deal required Greece to submit a letter to the European authorities by Monday listing all the policy measures it planned to take during the remainder of the bailout period, to ensure they complied with conditions. ...If the officials from the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund and European Commission say the list is acceptable, then another euro zone finance meeting could take place via conference call on Tuesday.
...raising the possibility of another gas dispute in the midst of winter. Russian gas giant Gazprom began direct deliveries to separatist areas on Thursday in addition to other areas of Ukraine after Kiev temporarily cut supplies. Ukrainian state firm Naftogaz had warned that it would not pay for deliveries to rebel areas. ...Ukraine's current payments would only cover three of four more days of supplies
...magazine also reported that the ECB was pushing Athens to introduce controls on the movement of capital. Earlier this week, the European Central Bank denied a report in a German newspaper that it wanted Greece to introduce capital controls to stem the outflow of deposits from its banks.
The Circling of the Gates is a tradition at least 1,000 years old that was renewed in British Mandate times, again after the Six Day War, and yet again in the year 2000 – it has been held for 13 straight years, with the participation of hundreds of thousands of Jews.
Earlier this week, an earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck off the northeast coast, triggering a tsunami warning.
Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah on Friday, killing 40 people and wounding 70 ...Last month, militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State stormed the Corinthia luxury hotel in Tripoli, killing five foreigners and at least four Libyans. Supporters of the group, which has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria, have also taken over government and university buildings in Sirte, a central city...
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