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Chapter 18 
The La Palma Cumbre Vieja Tsunami

Journal Of Events
434) August 14, 2006  -  499) December 31, 2006

434) August 14, 2006
The ceasefire to the 33-day Lebanon-Israel war went into effect on August 14, my birthday.

From date: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Added 33 days
Resulting date: Monday, August 14, 2006

It began 7 years 7 months after my "awakening" on December 12, 1998.

435) August 19, 2006

Frank & Ernest © Bob Thaves

I was born in Digby, Nova Scotia.
Both my father and my husband are pilots. (My father for the military and my husband for the RCMP.) They were both born in Digby as well.

THE WAY consists of "THREE WAYS" / Paths: Emotion [Hate - Love]; Motive [Self - Others / Evil - Good]; Understanding [Ignorance - Wisdom].
From my Summary chapter:

Since the beginning of our time, two of the most difficult non-visible concepts for mankind to comprehend have been:

Why can't we figure out or understand The Mind (Ourselves)? Because we can't see it. Why can't some of us understand - or believe in - God? Because we can't see Him. What do we need in order to help us understand these concepts? We need a visual aid. We need a picture.
I have drawn a diagram which visually explains, among other things, both The Mind and God. It is a very simple diagram, but it explains a great deal.
Before I explain the diagram, I must first explain how I can physically draw this mental concept. In order to do that, I must define what I believe "life" is about. Life is about the choices we make and the consequences of those choices. Each choice has a consequence from which other choices and consequences evolve. Life is a continuous cycle of choice and consequence; of thinking and doing. The "thinking" occurs mentally in our MINDS and the "doing" occurs physically in the acting upon those choices as our LIVES. This portrays the intrinsic connection between the two thus establishing how both can be represented in the same diagram.
To summarize, life is a "journey." A journey of choices and consequences we walk along the "paths of life."   
To summarize the diagram, it is initially a 3-dimensional representation of The Mind. It consists of 3 axes or "paths" and basically portrays The Mind as "a box." The 3 axes represent the 3 "paths" of our "journey" of life. Each of us exists somewhere along each of these 3 paths. Each of us is at a different point in our journey and thus a different point on each path. Using these 3 points, we can draw a 3-dimensional "box" which represents our mind. It is not only important for us to determine where we are on each path, but more importantly, the direction that we are facing or traveling on each path as this direction determines whether we have an open or closed mind.
God is explained by this diagram in taking the 3 paths to their points of infinity thus explaining God's Mind as the "infinite box" or the "infinite open mind."
This diagram not only shows God, it also shows "The Way." It is, in effect, a MAP. Following the 3 axes or "paths" in the "right" direction, towards God, is "The Way."

Current television ad for yellowpages.com:

STUDENT:  But Master, how do you show them THE WAY? 
MASTER:  Yellowpages.com has a MAP feature.

436) September 8, 2006

“My job, my mission, the reason I have been put on this planet is to save wildlife."

"Conservation is of paramount significance and that's why I was put on this earth
to try and help conserve out trees, our wilderness, our oceans and our wildlife.
That's why I'm here."

I've been thinking a lot about the tragic death of Steve Irwin. The emotions that I have felt and observed in others seem to be reminiscent of those when Diana died in 1997. So very, very sad... 
A "freak accident." If the stingray's barb had hit him anywhere else, he probably would have lived. It makes you wonder why those that try to do good for this world are taken.
Stephen Robert Irwin was born on his mother's birthday on February 2, 1962. That's a lot of 2's... 22/2/62
The subject of my post #335 was 23 - another number enigma, like the 11:11...
Steve Irwin lived 2323 weeks:

From and including: Thursday, February 22, 1962
To, but not including: Monday, September 4, 2006

It is 16,265 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date
Or 44 years, 6 months, 13 days excluding the end date
2323 weeks (rounded down)

Also, there are exactly 2300 days between Steve's death and December 21, 2012:

From date: Monday, September 4, 2006
Added 2300 days
Resulting date: Friday, December 21, 2012


According to Wikipedia, Steve died shorty after 11:00 AEST, and according to this article, the Emergency Management Queensland Helicopter was called at 11:21. Could Steve's actual time of death have possibly been 11:11? (1:11 UTC.)

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. AEST
(01:00 UTC) on 4 September 2006, Irwin was fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray barb whilst snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, at Batt Reef, which is located off the coast of Port Douglas in Queensland. Irwin was in the area filming his own documentary, to be called The Ocean's Deadliest, but weather had stalled filming.
Dr Ed O’Loughlin was aboard the Emergency Management Queensland Helicopter which was called from Cairns at 11.21am (AEST). Irwin was being given CPR at Low Isles, off Port Douglas, as the helicopter arrived less than one hour after the incident, but Dr O’Loughlin said nothing could be done to save him.

Also, on the CNN Larry King Live program Steve Irwin Remembered which aired the day after Steve's death, Larry King asked John Stainton, Steve's "manager, producer, and best friend" who was with Steve when he died, "Can you tell us what was happening at that moment, John, where you were, what occurred?"

JOHN STAINTON: We were out on a ship on Steve's research vessel called Croc 1, on the Great Barrier Reef just off Port Douglas. We had been shooting a documentary for Animal Planet in the states called Ocean's Deadliest ironically. And we had aboard with us Philippe Cousteau who was the grandson of the famous Jacques Cousteau and Philippe Cousteau to help. He was co-hosting that program.
And Steve, we had about two or three days of cloudy bad weather, gale, you know, 15 to 20 knot winds and scattered showers and we had been caged up for a couple days, which Steve is not good with being confined to a boat for any length of time or any particular space of land. And, when the sun came out on yesterday morning, he said to me, "Look, I might just go out and pick up a couple of segments for Bindi new kid show, which we're doing. His daughter Bindi is doing a new show for Discovery Kids next year. And wherever we get the opportunity we pick up quick little stories with Steve for her.
And he said, "I'll just take the Rubber Ducky and go out and see if we can get some corral and fish and rays and stuff like that just to do a soft segment for kids. And that was -- I just saw him go off. He had the crew, the boat crew in with him and a cameraman in there. They went off.
Philippe and I were still on the boat. And the next thing we heard this call come in out of the ship's radio that there had been an emergency and get a Medivac (ph), Medivac, Medivac.
It was a blur as to what was happening. I didn't know who was hurt. I obviously did not think it would be Steve. I had -- I thought he was invincible, you know, that he was never going to be hurt badly ever and it was.
When we got to the back of the boat I saw it was Steve lying in the -- in the Rubber Ducky and I can't tell you what happened then. It's a blur from then. I know that we spent the next 15 minutes or more on CPR trying to keep him alive. There was a voice there from a researcher who was onboard saying, "Keep pumping boys. Keep pumping. We know if you can do it, you can keep going, we'll keep him alive. We'll get him help."
In the meantime, we'd run our emergency number here to get the Medivac helicopter in. Unfortunately, the only spot that they could land was an island which was probably 20, 30 minutes steaming away from where we were on the reef, so we had to make a high-tailed dash in our boat to get to this island to meet the helicopter. So, it was a pretty desperate time and a horrible event to do and live through.
KING: No sign of consciousness at all, John?
STAINTON: Larry, in my heart I think he was -- I think he was dead when he was in the Rubber Ducky. I'm sorry.
KING: That's all right.
STAINTON: I don't think he was alive. I'm sorry.

It all happened very quickly. John said the call came in on the ship's radio that there had been an emergency and to call the Medivac helicopter. They must have called from a radio on the Rubber Ducky as they were bringing Steve back to the boat. John said that when Steve arrived back on the boat they spent the next 15 minutes performing CPR on him but that they had called the Medivac helicopter in the meantime. So it is not exactly clear when the helicopter was called - before or after Steve arrived back on the ship. But it was called at 11:21 and John believes that Steve was not alive in the Rubber Ducky, so it is very possible that his death did occur on - or at least very near to - 11:11.

437) September 9, 2006
This is kind of an interesting synchronicity, since I have just been talking about 23 and 11:11...
This morning when I turned on the television to CNN they announced that after many delays, the space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch today at 11:14 EST. I immediately thought how interesting it would have been if they had made it 3 minutes earlier at 11:11.
Having already noticed many connections involving NASA, I decided to do a Google search on "NASA 11:11 phenomenon." Imagine my surprise (not really) when there on the first page of results was the title synchronous occurrence of the number Twenty-Three 23 - vs - 11:11. (Here is the screen print of that search.)

438) September 13, 2006
Went to the dentist today... $111.00

439) September 15, 2006
I remembered that I hadn't looked at the fivedoves site in several months so I decided to read some of the letters today. I came across one (http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/sep2006/ericc98.htm) that contained an interesting fact that I did not know:
From the date of Hitler's death on April 30, 1945 to the date that Israel became a state (which many believe fulfills the parable of the fig tree in Matthew 24:32) on May 15 (515), 1948 was exactly 1111 days!
Calculation results
From date: Monday, April 30, 1945
Added 1111 days
Resulting date: Saturday, May 15, 1948

440) September 19, 2006


Japan's oldest man celebrates turning 111 
MIYAZAKI (Kyodo) Tomoji Tanabe, Japan's oldest man, turned 111 on Monday, which fittingly enough was Respect for the Aged Day. Tomoji Tanabe, the oldest man in Japan, celebrates his 111th birthday with a cake at his home Monday. The mayor of Tanabe's hometown of Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture, congratulated him by handing him a bouquet of flowers and a letter of congratulations. "Thanks to all of you," Tanabe said. "I am living. It seems that I will live longer." He then blew out the candles on his birthday cake with his 3-year-old great-grandchild Hikaru. Tanabe lives with his fifth son Motoori, 66, and his wife, Fujiko, 59. He said he gets up at 6 a.m., reads the newspaper and keeps a diary. In Monday's diary entry, he wrote, "The typhoon has calmed."

The Japan Times
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441) September 26, 2006
A few posts ago (#436) I talked about the death of Steve Irwin and mentioned, "It makes you wonder why those that try to do good for this world are taken."  Now, in the same month, another tragedy has taken even more in the conservation community.

Helicopter Tragedy: A message from WWF's Director General

25 Sep 2006
Today has been a terrible day for those of us at WWF, for Nepal, and for conservation around the world. We at WWF have lost seven of our colleagues, our friends, in a helicopter crash in Ghunsa, Nepal.
These were people who had dedicated their lives to conserving the extraordinary natural resources of Nepal and the Earth. Their deaths are a huge blow.
It is a sad day for Nepal, too. The country has lost its Minister of State for Forests and Soil Conservation, the Secretary of that Ministry, the Director General of National Parks and Wild Life Conservation, the Director General of Forests, several of its most distinguished defenders of natural resources and overseas specialists who were champions for conservation in Nepal.
Nature conservation in the country will suffer a severe setback.
These colleagues and partners were aboard the helicopter on Saturday because they were returning from a trip to Ghunsa, in the mountains of eastern Nepal. They had participated in a ceremony in which the government of Nepal handed over to local communities responsibility for managing the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, a place known for its beauty, biodiversity and rich cultural heritage.
The wreckage of the helicopter was found today, after two days of difficult searching, and sadly it appears there were no survivors.
Our hearts go out to the families of all the passengers and crew on that flight. We mourn your loss.
To the families and friends of Chandra Gurung, Mingma Norbu Sherpa, Harka Gurung, Yeshi Lama, Jill Bowling Schlaepfer, Jennifer Headley and Matthew Preece - we share your grief, and offer our promise that they will not be forgotten and that their work will continue.
Since the news broke, WWF has received messages of condolence from around the world, from members, partners, media groups, and other conservation organizations, and from the public.
We thank you all.
James P. Leape

442) September 27, 2006     11-11
Last night we went to watch our son's high school baseball game. This morning in the sports section of our local newspaper was this picture taken at that game. Of all the plays and players that could have been photographed, of course it had to be this one :)

443) September 28, 2006  
Jonathan Brandis
April 13, 1976 - November 12, 2003
Last week while watching television I happened upon an old episode of seaQuest DSV. I recalled that the young actor, Jonathan Brandis, had committed suicide a few years ago. I wondered if why he had done this had ever come out and planned to search the internet for answers. Then I forgot about it until today when there was a story in the news about an athlete who had possibly attempted suicide.

When I searched for information on Jonathan, the first thing that caught my attention was that he had died on November 12, 2003. I immediately noticed how close that was to November 11th - 11/11. As I read further, I was surprised to see that he had actually attempted suicide on November 11 but had not died until the next day. Also, his friends had called the police at about 11:40 pm to report that Jonathan had attempted suicide. He had been missed by his friends for approximately 15 minutes before they found him.

Jonathan Brandis' Death a Suicide

by Lia Haberman
Nov 25, 2003, 8:20 AM PT

Jonathan Brandis' death has officially been ruled a suicide, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed Monday. But why the onetime child star took his own life may remain a mystery. Brandis, 27, hung himself two weeks ago but didn't leave a note, stymieing friends and fans as to his motive.

Was Jonathan affected by the 11:11 phenomenon? Did he possibly attempt suicide on 11/11 at 11:11?
Perhaps a clue pointing to this possibility can be found in the very last project Jonathan had been part of. It was a movie called 111 Gramercy Park. Yes, 111.
I also connected with another possible clue...
Another cast member of seaQuest DSV was Ted Raimi. Ted Raimi played Joxer on Xena and is brother to Sam Raimi, producer of Xena. Xena was a show that had a great influence/effect on me during the time period after my "awakening" on December 12, 1998. There were many episodes and things going on in that show (and others) that were coincidentally paralleling my own experiences. One example of many was that I had just finished writing my Chapter 9 called The Way and I believe it was that very same day that the Xena episode was entitled The Way. (I see now that this episode aired on February 22, 1999 - 222.)
So, was Ted Raimi aware of what was going on? I bet so. When he joined seaQuest did he have conversations with Jonathan concerning this? Was Jonathan affected by this phenomenon that is happening to so many people? These are questions that only Jonathan's family and friends might know the answers to.
But if it is true, this is an example of why this phenomenon should be spoken about to the general public. How many people out there are affected by it that have no idea that others are as well? The world should be made aware of it, and those that experience it should do everything they can to let them know that it is happening instead of keeping it silently underground. How many mental illness diagnoses could be prevented? How many suicides?

But I have been saying this for years, to no avail. In fact, I just did a search on an 11-11 group that I used to belong to and found this letter that I wrote back on April 8, 2002:

Re: X-Files
Well, Shawn, there's that old "perspective" thing again... You think Burt Reynolds was playing Satan, and I think he was playing God. Everything is all a matter of how you look at it, isn't it. (Actually, I saw a preview for this on some show like ET (Entertainment Tonight, not Extra Terrestrial; although, perhaps that is just one of those... connections) and they referred to him as playing God.)
As to the opportunity I was referring to, it was the opportunity for us to start talking about this more publicly and loudly, to make the world aware that this is really happening - that it's not just some fictitious X-Files-type thing (oh the irony!). If we can get the world to focus their attention on this greater reality that exists, then maybe terrorism and the war in the Middle East and all other such things won't seem quite so important anymore. Maybe this is our opportunity to help change/save the world by doing so.
Our perspective influences the choices we make. These choices result in consequences which in turn create new choices, and on and on... Working backwards, in order to achieve better consequences, we have to make better choices, and in order to make better choices, we have to change our perspective.
And what was Burt's/God's advice? "CHOOSE BETTER."
PS After watching this episode, my son found this Calvin and Hobbes cartoon for me:
Calvin: Ever notice how decisions make chain reactions?
Hobbes: How so?
Calvin: Well, each decision we make determines the range of choices we'll face next.
Calvin: Take this fork in the road for instance. Which way should we go? Arbitrarily, I choose left.
Calvin: Now, as a direct result of that decision, we're faced with another choice: Should we jump this ledge or ride along the side of it?
Calvin: If we hadn't turned left at the fork, this new choice would never have come up.
Hobbes: I note with some dismay, you've chosen to jump the ledge.
Calvin: Right. And that decision will give us new choices.
Hobbes: Like, should we bail out or die in the landing?
Calvin: Exactly. Our first decision created a chain reaction of decisions. Let's jump.
Hobbes: See? If you don't make each decision carefully, you never know where you'll end up. That's an important lesson we should learn sometime.

444) October 1, 2006

Nate wrote to me yesterday and sent me this picture of a license plate he had just purchased. He did not know that my next post would be #444.


445) October 2, 2006     Paradise Lost

Another tragic school shooting. There have been so many in the past few weeks. But this one seems even more tragic. Ten young Amish girls between the ages of 6 and 13, all bound and shot in the head execution style.

The focus on God in this incident was so strong, including both the shooter and the victims. The shooter was "filled with so much hate. Hate towards myself. Hate towards GOD." The victims were Amish to whom God is the main focus of their culture. Also, this tragedy occurred on the Jewish "Day of Atonement", Yom Kippur.
ALL the girls were from the Paradise township.

446) October 6, 2006
This has been a very strange week for me as far as syncs go. They are jumbled, but I'll try to describe them...
On Monday, October 2, we all watched the tragic event of the Amish school shootings. I happened to be watching television when the news story broke so I continued to watch the event as it unfolded.
When I saw that it was happening in Pennsylvannia, I thought of the people that I know that live there and wondered if they were near. I have known them all my life. We used to have a cottage in Nova Scotia close to where we lived, and these people have a cottage on the same lake. We grew up together spending all our summers there, and I still see them every summer. Their last name is Miller and they are from Bucks County. I remember Bucks County very well because they used to call the tomatoes that were grown there "Bucks County Beauties."
The man at the forefront of all the news briefings has been Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Jeffrey Miller. "The Harrisburg-area native and son of a state bureaucrat enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in 1984. In 1990, he was promoted to sergeant. From then on he was promoted through the ranks, becoming a criminal investigation section commander, commander of the Harrisburg troop, and director of legislative affairs. He was promoted to his current position in 2003."
Two of the little girls that were killed were sisters whose last name was Miller.

That night, the night of October 2, I was again watching television. I was flipping channels and came to one where a movie was just about to begin. I wondered what it was going to be so continued to watch and see. It was Signs with Mel Gibson, a movie about crop circles. I wondered to myself why that movie was on so decided to watch it for awhile. Right away something caught my attention. I had forgotten that the movie takes place in Pennsylvannia, but as the movie opens, there at the bottom of the screen it says... Bucks County, Pennsylvannia.  


Then yesterday, October 5, Nate wrote me an email entitled Lamat and talked about that day's latest entry on the earthfiles.com site which linked to this very interesting article about a crop circle:
The first thing that caught my attention was the clock-type diagram at the top of the article. I found it interesting that someone had the similar idea as I did in my Chapter 13.
Nate pointed out that the last cycle began in 1618 which is related to PHI - 1.618 - which relates to my birthday which is the PHI day of the year.

This crop circle was reported on August 15, 2006, so perhaps it was created on August 14, my birthday.
It says, "The Mayans honored 52-year-cycles as sacred." I will be 52 on December 21, 2012.
Because the December 21, 2012 date is the end of the Mayan calendar, the Mayan time-keeping knowledge is a key piece to the puzzle. They have several methods of time-keeping which are separate but connected. This has rekindled my interest to study them more closely to try to see if there is anything to figure out. I've tried before and it is very complicated so I don't know how far I'll get, but I'll let you know if I find anything interesting...
Another interesting connection is that Mel Gibson's next movie, Apocalypto, is supposedly about this very subject.

One interesting thing I came across was this from http://alignment2012.com/whatisGA.htm:

What is the Galactic Alignment?
By John Major Jenkins
It is important to define what the Galactic Alignment is in precise astronomical terms. The Galactic Alignment is the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator. This alignment occurs as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. Precession is caused by the earth wobbling very slowly on its axis and shifts the position of the equinoxes and solstices one degree every 71.5 years. Because the sun is one-half of a degree wide, it will take the December solstice sun 36 years to precess through the Galactic equator.

The precise alignment of the solstice point (the precise center-point of the body of the sun as viewed from earth) with the Galactic equator was calculated to occur in 1998 (Jean Meeus, Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, 1997).
Thus, the Galactic Alignment "zone" is 1998 +/- 18 years = 1980 - 2016. This is "era-2012."

This Galactic Alignment occurs only once every 26,000 years, and was what the ancient Maya were pointing to with the 2012 end-date of their Long Count calendar.

I found it very interesting that "the precise alignment of the solstice point with the Galactic equator was calculated to occur in 1998" and that is the exact year this all started happening with me. (See My 11:11 Story.)
I also found it amazing that the "Galactic Alignment zone" was calculated to have begun in 1980 and that is the exact year that I calculated The 11th Hour / 11:00 to have begun. (With 11:11 coinciding with December 21, 2012 when "coincidentally" the Winter Solstice occurs at exactly 11:11 am UT AND the Giza Pyramids/Sphinx "clock" aligns with LEO at 11:11 pm Giza time.) Chapter 13 - 11:11.


And speaking of Miller and 11:11, look at this malt liquor produced by the Miller Brewing Company. (I wrote to them to verify that they did make this brand as I did not see it in their product list, but they have not responded.)

Not only is it amazing that they have a beer called 11-11, but it is also amazing that they chose the lion logo. This symbolizes exactly what I discovered back in 2000 solving the riddle of the Sphinx which I discuss in my Chapter 13 - 11:11. At exactly 11:11 pm Giza time on December 21, 2012, the Winter Solstice, the Sphinx will be gazing at its celestial counterpart, the constellation of LEO, as it will have just completely risen over the eastern horizon.

Also note that the lion represents JESUS:

Revelations 5:5
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not:
behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David,
hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

448) October 13, 2006   Friday the 13th

449) October 15, 2006
This caught my attention on the television. I knew of the The Eastern Star because my grandmother was a member, but I had not heard of The Daughters of The Nile. Another interesting Egyptian connection to the Masons.

450) October 17, 2006
The US population reached 300,000,000 million today.

Just last week I read a disturbing article by Gwynne Dyer in our local newspaper that talked about how the world is now consuming more food than it produces.
I just found the article online here: http://www.gwynnedyer.net/articles/Gwynne%20Dyer%20article_%20%20Feeding%20the%20World.txt

10 October 2006
How Long Can the World Feed Itself?
By Gwynne Dyer

We are still living off the proceeds of the Green Revolution, but that hit diminishing returns twenty years ago. Now we live in a finely balanced situation where world food supply just about meets demand, with no reserve to cover further population growth. But the population will grow anyway, and the world's existing grain supply for human consumption is being eroded by three different factors: meat, heat and biofuels.
For the sixth time in the past seven years, the human race will grow less food than it eats this year. We closed the gap by eating into food stocks accumulated in better times, but there is no doubt that the situation is getting serious. The world's food stocks have shrunk by half since 1999, from a reserve big enough to feed the entire world for 116 days then to a predicted low of only 57 days by the end of this year.

That is well below the official safety level, and there is no sign that the downward trend is going to reverse. If it doesn't, then at some point not too far down the road we reach the point of absolute food shortages, and rationing by price kicks in. In other words, grain prices soar, and the poorest start to starve.
The miracle that has fed us for a whole generation now was the Green Revolution: higher-yielding crops that enabled us to almost triple world food production between 1950 and 1990 while increasing the area of farmland by no more than ten percent. The global population more than doubled in that time, so we are now living on less than half the land per person than our grandparents needed. But that was a one-time miracle, and it's over. Since the beginning of the 1990s, crop yields have essentially stopped rising.

The world's population continues to grow, of course, though more slowly than in the previous generation. We will have to find food for the equivalent of another India and another China in the next fifty years, and nobody has a clue how we are going to do that. But the more immediate problem is that the world's existing grain supply is under threat.
One reason we are getting closer to the edge is the diversion of grain for meat production. As incomes rise, so does the consumption of meat, and feeding animals for meat is a very inefficient way of using grain. It takes between eleven and seventeen calories of food (almost all grain) to produce one calorie of beef, pork or chicken, and the world's production of meat has increased fivefold since 1950. We now get through five billion hoofed animals and fourteen billion poultry a year, and it takes slightly over a third of all our grain to feed them.
Then there's the heat. The most visible cause of the fall in world grain production -- from 2.68 billion tonnes in 2004 to 2.38 billion tonnes last year and a predicted 1.98 billion tonnes this year -- is droughts, but there are strong suspicions that these droughts are related to climate change.

Moreover, beyond a certain point hotter temperatures directly reduce grain yields. Current estimates suggest that the yield of the main grain crops drops ten percent, on average, for every one degree Celsius that the mean temperature exceeds the optimum for that crop during the growing season. Which may be why the average corn yield in the US reached a record 8.4 tonnes per hectare in 1994, and has since fallen back significantly.
Finally, biofuels. The idea is elegant: the carbon dioxide absorbed when the crops are grown exactly equals the carbon dioxide released when the fuel refined from those crops is burned, so the whole process is carbon-neutral. And it would be fine if the land used to grow this biomass was land that had no alternative use, but that is rarely the case.

In South-East Asia, the main source of biofuels is oil palms, which are mostly grown on cleared rainforest. In the United States, a "corn rush" has been unleashed by government subsidies for ethanol, and so many ethanol plants are planned or already in existence in Iowa that they could absorb the state's entire crop of corn (maize, mealies). In effect, food is being turned into fuel -- and the amount of ethanol needed to fill a big four-wheel-drive SUV just once uses enough grain to feed one person for an entire year.

There is a hidden buffer in the system, in the sense that some of the grain now fed to animals could be diverted to feed people directly in an emergency. On the other hand, the downward trend in grain production will only accelerate if it is directly related to global warming. And the fashion for biofuels is making a bad situation worse.

It's only in the past couple of centuries that a growing number of countries have been able to stop worrying about whether there will be enough food at the end of the harvest to make it through to next year. The Golden Age may not last much longer.


451) October 18, 2006
I got an email today from a reader friend who asked if I have ever seen the movie School of Rock. (I haven't.) She has been seeing the combination of numbers 12 and 21 lately (which I connect to 12/21/2012) and said she had just watched the movie and was taken by surprise at a scene in whch Jack Black hands out CDs to his students. One of these CDs is RUSH 2112 (Twenty-one Twelve).

This album was made in 1976. I was 15 (1111 in binary) in Grade 9, or 16 in Grade 10, depending upon when in the year it was made. The album is called 2112 - said as Twenty-one Twelve. Did they see the numbers 21 and 12 (these are very common number combinations seen by those who experience the 11:11 Phenomenon) and connect it to possibly meaning the year 2112 ? Or does Twenty-one Twelve connect to the 21st of the 12th month of 2012? Either way, they knew about "something" back then. I found out about it 22 years later in 1998. I was listening to that music in high school. I should have clued in earlier. But maybe 1998 was my time. Sadly, the majority of people still haven't clued in.
Note: Three days later on October 21 I was looking through the new TV guide and noticed the move School of Rock was on that night so I watched it. The first thing that caught my ear was the principal's name, Miss Mullins.

452) October 19, 2006
On October 15 Nate emailed me and said he had been thinking about the number 11724 lately and asked if I had any ideas about it. I replied that maybe it had to do with the November 7 - 24 time frame.
I had been thinking about something lately myself which had also fit into this time period. I had been contemplating my post #260 where I discovered that the day of Earth impact of the biggest explosion ever recorded in our solar system [November 4, 2004 X28 (perhaps even an X45) solar flare] occurred exactly 3333 days before December 21, 2012.
I had been wondering when December 21, 2012 minus 2222 days was and found that it will be on November 21, 2006. It will be interesting to see if anything of similar magnitude occurs on this day.
(I see that the Leonid Meteor Shower is around this time with more activity expected this year with possibly 100-150 Leonids per hour instead of the 10 per hour of the last couple of years as we will be passing through a particularly dense trail of debris - kind of like what I describe next. I have talked about the symbolism of the Leonids before regarding LEO, the 33-year orbit, and the year 1998.)
Lots of comet stuff recently:

453) November 6, 2006  
I have noticed a few things in the past few days that seem to be giving God / Jesus a particular hard time:

454) November 7, 2006    In stores today...


455) November 7, 2006  
Yesterday on November 6 spaceweather.com reported that a large solar flare erupted from a sunspot located just behind the sun's eastern limb. See image here. It is interesting that exactly 3 years ago on November 6, 2003 Earth impact of the largest solar flare explosion ever recorded occurred. This was exactly 3333 days before December 21, 2012. 2222 days is coming up in two weeks on November 21, 2006. 
Today's spaceweather.com report says the sun's rotation could bring this sunspot in view later today or tomorrow. I also received this email bulletin from them today entitled Solar Activity Watch:

Space Weather News for Nov. 7, 2006
Solar activity is about to increase--or so it seems. An active sunspot is hiding just behind the sun's eastern limb. For the past three days, it has been erupting, throwing clouds of magnetized gas high above the sun's surface where they can be seen from Earth. Some of these explosions have also produced strong radio bursts heard in the loudspeakers of ham-radio rigs. Soon, perhaps later today or tomorrow, the sun's rotation will turn the sunspot toward Earth, providing a direct view of the active region. If it is indeed a big spot, we could be in for some stormy space weather in the days ahead.

In today's spaceweather.com report there is also an excellent simulation of the Transit of Mercury which will take place tomorrow on November 8.

456) November 9, 2006    The calm before the storm?


457) November 9, 2006    And speaking of storm...

Freak One-Eyed Monster Storm Spotted on Saturn
By Robert Roy Britt
Senior Science Writer
Posted: 09 November 2006

A freaky storm two-thirds the diameter of Earth and unlike anything ever seen has been spotted on Saturn. The tempest, some 5,000 miles wide (8,000 kilometers), has an oddly human-looking hurricane-like eye [image]. But it is very different from a terrestrial hurricane, scientists said today. NASA's Cassini spacecraft photographed the huge storm. It swirls with 350 mph winds at the ringed planet's south pole. It has a remarkably well-defined eye ringed by clouds that soar 20 to 45 miles high (30 to 75 kilometers), or up to five times taller than hurricane clouds on Earth. "It looks like a hurricane, but it doesn't behave like a hurricane," said Andrew Ingersoll, a member of Cassini's imaging team at the California Institute of Technology. "Whatever it is, we're going to focus on the eye of this storm and find out why it's there." The storm's eye is clear of clouds, as with a hurricane on Earth. And the eye-wall clouds are also similar to those that surround the eye of a storm here. Researchers don't know if rising, moist air is fueling the clouds, as in a normal hurricane. But the storm's eye, eye-wall and spiral arms are all "hurricane-like," they say. Yet this storm rotates around Saturn's south pole—astronomers say the pole seems to be within the storm's eye and the system seems locked in place. Other gas-planet storms, like the Red Spot on Jupiter and many smaller storms on both Saturn and Jupiter, do not have eyes. This newfound storm's eye offers a window into Saturn. "The clear skies over the eye appear to extend down to a level about twice as deep as the usual cloud level observed on Saturn," said Kevin Baines of Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "This gives us the deepest view yet into Saturn over a wide range of wavelengths, and reveals a mysterious set of dark clouds at the bottom of the eye." Previous observations have shown that Saturn's south pole is warmer than other parts of the planet by about 4 degrees Fahrenheit. "The winds decrease with height, and the atmosphere is sinking, compressing and heating over the south pole," said Richard Achterberg, a member of Cassini's composite infrared spectrometer team at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

458) November 9, 2006    And solar flares...
Brilliant flare seen in II Pegasi
Provided by NASA Goddard
November 8, 2006

Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite have spotted a stellar flare on a nearby star so powerful that, had it been from our sun, it would have triggered a mass extinction on Earth. The flare was perhaps the most energetic magnetic stellar explosion ever detected. The flare was seen in December 2005 on a star slightly less massive than the sun, in a two-star system called II Pegasi in the constellation Pegasus. It was about a hundred million times more energetic than the sun's typical solar flare, releasing energy equivalent to about 50 million trillion atomic bombs. Fortunately, our sun is now a stable star that doesn't produce such powerful flares. And II Pegasi is at a safe distance of about 135 light-years from Earth. Yet in detecting this brilliant flare, scientists obtained direct observational evidence that stellar flares on other stars involve particle acceleration, just like on our sun. Rachel Osten of University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., presents this finding today at the Cool Stars 14 meeting in Pasadena, Calif. "The flare was so powerful that, at first, we thought it was a star explosion," said Osten, a Hubble Fellow. "We know much about solar flares on the sun, but these are samples from just one star. This II Pegasi event was our first opportunity to study details of another star's flaring as if it were as close as our sun." ...


459) November 13, 2006     Leonids

http://www.westender.com.au/stories.php?s_id=346   (Australia)
Amazing Leonid meteor shower expected November 18
David Reneke

Put a big circle on your calendar around Saturday, November 18. If that night is clear, bundle up warmly and head outside in the early morning hours because you may be able to catch a really impressive display of meteors in your night sky.
The Leonids, as they are called, are considered the most spectacular of modern showers. They are composed of the dusty debris from comet Temple-Tuttle which orbits the Sun at 33 year intervals. In recent years the comet has had a propensity for producing spectacular meteor displays; meteors falling by the hundreds, if not thousands per hour.
During the 1966 shower it was estimated that there were around 500,000 meteors per hour seen by observers all over the planet! That’s 140 per second, the fastest piece traveling at 70 kilometres a second. These "shooting stars" all apparently emanate from the constellation of Leo, the Lion. Hence the name "Leonids."
The comet last passed the Sun and Earth in 1998, and from that year through 2002, the Leonids produced showers in which meteors fell at rates of more than a thousand per hour - displays that astronomers call meteor storms.
This weekend, we'll find out whether the predictions of several reputable meteor scientists come true. They say we’re in for quite a show. On November 19, as the Earth passes through the trail of debris left by the Leonids' parent comet on one of its previous returns, expectations are that as many as 100 to 150 Leonids per hour may streak across our nigh skies as we interact with that decades-old ribbon of debris again.
Meteor showers are notoriously difficult to predict at the best of times, there may be far more or far less than this number visible, we simply can’t tell.
Most of the meteors seen during this outburst are expected to be faint, so dark skies will be very helpful. Even if you miss the November 18 outburst, the shower is reasonably active for about a week from November 14-21. After this year no further outbursts are expected until the end of the 21st century so this really is the last chance to see the Leonids at their best.
Meteor watching is easy. Simply find the darkest location you can with a clear view of the north-eastern horizon then go out and look up. You don’t need binoculars or a telescope. The best time to view the shower is between 2-5am.

I have talked about the Leonids a few times throughout the years in this paper, including the symbolism that they come from the constellation of Leo; they orbit the sun every 33 years; and the last pass was in 1998.
I see the last day of the Leonids is November 21, which is the 2222 day before December 21, 2012. I also see that "after this year no further outbursts are expected until the end of the 21st century" so if anything is ever going to happen with them before 2012, this could be their last chance.

460) November 13, 2006      Heroes and 11:11


Episode:  Seven Minutes To Midnight  11/13/2006
Two of the "special" people show the mysterious 11 marks on their necks.

461) November 15, 2006    

Today on 11/15 at 11:15 an 8.1 (upgraded to 8.3) earthquake hit in the Kuril Islands. A tsunami warning was issued, but no tsunami of major consequence occurred. Note the time the following article was posted - 12:21. (This earthquake occured at the same latitude as where I live at 46°N.)

Tsunami warning for Japan
, Wed Nov 15 2006 
A tsunami warning has been issued for northern Japan and the Russian coast after a series of earthquakes hit south east Asia, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has confirmed. A wall of water between one and two metres high is expected to strike the Hokkaido and Honshu islands later. Warnings are being broadcast on all Japanese TV and radio stations advising people to move to higher ground. It comes after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Kuril Islands, which lie northwest of Japan. A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 shook the Banda Sea near Indonesia - the scene of so much of the devastation caused by the tsunami disaster of Boxing day 2004. Papua New Guinea has recorded a 6.3 magnitude quake.

Note:  I see the above article has since been updated:

Tsunami warning for Japan
2.17, Wed Nov 15 2006
A tsunami warning was issued for northern Japan and the Russian coast after a series of earthquakes hit south east Asia. Small tsunami waves came ashore on Hokkaido island, which lies among the Russian-owned Kuriles, nearly two hours after the estimated 8.1 magnitude quake. Other waves of 10 to 20 cm were also recorded. A lesser warning was issued for a wide swathe of the eastern coast of northern and central Honshu, Japan's main island, but most waves in these areas were predicted to only hit 50 cm at the highest. Television footage of deserted harbours along Hokkaido's eastern coast showed boats patrolling the water but otherwise the areas appeared calm. Japanese know the Kuriles as the Chishima islands. Japan claims the four Russian-controlled islands closest to Hokkaido, calling them the Northern Territories.

462) November 17, 2006
Last night I went to a concert. Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo. (After he sang "It Could Happen To You" and I wanted to yell out, "It happened to me!" but I didn't :)
Anyway... on the drive there, I was listening to the radio. A song came on I hadn't heard before. Actually, I have heard the song before, just not sung by this artist. It was "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" by Rod Stewart, originally recorded by CCR. It starts out:
Someone told me long ago
There's a calm before the storm,
I know; It's been comin' for some time.

That caught my attention because I had just used the phrase "calm before the storm" in my post #456 and in a letter that I responded to someone, and it has been on my mind.
Then this morning I had a doctor's appointment. As I was driving there I turned the radio on, and the very first song that came on was this same song again. Then I get to the doctor's office and the first thing the receptionist says to me is, "Is it the end of the world?" (It is an unusually mild day here. It is 20°C and the normal temperature is 4°.) I should be used to these experiences by now, but they still catch me off guard.

November 17, 2006
   Speaking of... "Is it the end of the world?"
11 days ago on November 6:

Wizard of Id © Brant Parker

And in today's newspaper, November 17:

Frank & Ernest © Bob Thaves


November 18, 2006

This morning I got up and had a shower. As I was getting dressed, I turned on the TV to CNN. At that EXACT moment - and I do mean EXACT - they started talking about the Leonid Meteor Shower tonight.
Went to Craig's basketball game this afternoon. When I turned on the car radio the song Spaceship Superstar by Prism was playing. A few words into the song, I heard "meteorites":
The fans, they swarm like meteorites to our concerts on the moon

November 20, 2006
     Remain Alert

More to come? There is a slim chance of more Leonids tonight around
8:30 p.m. EST (0130 UT on Nov. 21st) when Earth runs through another,
minor cloud of comet dust. Meteor enthusiasts should remain alert.

* November 21 is the 2222 day before December 21, 2012.
This is the date I thought "something" might happen so I wasn't too surprised when nothing came from the Leonids on the 18/19. Seeing this on spaceweather.com today did catch me by surprise. Not that I expect something to happen - it is just strange that the two (the 2222 date and the Leonids) WILL coincide on this date afterall.


November 20, 2006
   Another Solar Flare


November 21, 2006
    The 2222 Day Before December 21, 2012

The 2222 day before December 21, 2012 has indeed been a very significant one. Perhaps an important marker in the time-line of End Time events? On this day several events occurred in the Middle East which may prove to be precursors to critical events in the very near future: 

These events have inspired me to further investigate something I have been keeping watch on since 2000, and since this 2222 November 21 date, I have come across even more interesting findings...
Let me start by saying that if we are indeed in the End Times and if "the appointed time" of The End (see scriptures below) is December 21, 2012 (as I believe I have provided clear evidence for especially in my Chapter 13 - 11:11) that leaves us just a little over 6 years for the End Time events as described in the Bible (i.e. Revelations) to occur.

Daniel 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.
Daniel 11:27 And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.
Daniel 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

One of these events is the emergence of the Antichrist - a world leader who will bring a false peace and then destruction to the Middle East and the world, just before the Second Coming of Jesus. Many people have tried to identify who this person could be, and many names have been suggested. Although I have always been reluctant to discuss this subject, and when asked by many readers who I think it could be I have always declined to say, as I certainly do not want to accuse anyone of being the Antichrist, because I do not KNOW who it is, and I could very well be wrong. All I know is who the "clues" that I have been shown have pointed to. I have decided to share this information, in order to allow you to review and consider it to come to your own conclusions, and at least to be aware and to keep a close eye on events in the coming days.
I will first describe the clue that occurred which first brought this person to my attention. This clue came in the form of a "coincidence" which, if you have read this paper, you will know that I do not see coincidence as a chance happening but as a clue to be followed.
Back when this all started happening with me, I found and joined an 11:11 group on the Internet. In the early days we had some very interesting discussions and exchanges of ideas concerning the 11:11 phenomenon. (Today I find that the 11:11 groups hardly even discuss the 11:11 at all.) Fortunately this particular 11:11 group still exists, although I am no longer a member, and the archives are open to the public so the letters that I am going to talk about are still available to read.

This is how Bashar al-Assad was first brought to my attention. Not only his identity, but also in the context of the Antichrist, so I have been watching the news for his name ever since.
Some interesting facts about Bashar al-Assad that I have discovered either on the Internet or found myself:

November 27, 2006
Back in post #271 I mentioned how two new families both with the names Julie and David had moved onto our street. This week they both moved away. I happened to look out the window today and see this moving van in their driveway. Look at the name of the company:

December 5, 2006
    Strongest Solar Flare in over a year
Email bulletin:

Space Weather News for Dec. 5, 2006
MAJOR SOLAR FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites detected a powerful X-class solar flare this morning, Dec. 5th, at 10:35 Universal Time. The source: big, new sunspot 929, which is emerging over the Sun's eastern limb. Because of the sunspot's position near the limb, this flare was not Earth-directed. Future eruptions could be, however, because the Sun's spin is turning the spot toward Earth. Sunspot 929 will be visible for the next two weeks as it glides across the solar disk.

December  6, 2006

Sunspot 930 emerged from behind the sun's eastern limb on Dec. 5th and promptly exploded. The X9-class flare it produced was the strongest solar flare in more than a year.

(Why did they skip number 929?  According to Nate, 29 means "crash".)

December 6, 2006
Finally, a good reason to wake up early: Jupiter, Mercury and Mars are converging to form a tight triangle in the morning sky. Look for them, low in the east, beaming through the rosy glow of dawn on Dec. 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th.

December 6, 2006

The episode The Corbomite Maneuver was on Star Trek today:

December 7, 2006
The space shuttle Discovery is set to launch tonight at 9:36 pm EST. (Delayed due to weather. Went up on the 9th.)

The STS-116 mission is the 33rd for Discovery and the 117th space shuttle flight. During the 12-day mission, the crew will continue construction on the International Space Station, rewiring the orbiting laboratory and adding a segment to its integrated truss structure.

STS-33 was also a Discovery trip back on November 22, 1989.

Also, according to the above article:

Note: STS-33 was the original designation for the mission that became STS-51-L, Challenger’s last flight that ended in tragedy. After the disaster, NASA recycled the numbering system back to STS-26, which was the 26th shuttle mission and first after Challenger. There is no connection between Challenger’s STS-33 and this STS-33.

December 8, 2006
   TSUNAMI of sorts...
Received this email bulletin from spaceweather.com today:

SOLAR TSUNAMI: When sunspot 930 exploded on Dec. 6th, producing an X6-category flare, it also created a tsunami-like shock wave that rolled across the face of the sun, wiping out filaments and other structures in its path. A telescope in New Mexico operated by the National Solar Observatory recorded a must-see movie of the wave, featured today on http://spaceweather.com.

tsunami... t (cross) sun (son) ami (friend)

A "tsunami-like shock wave that rolled across the face of the sun"...
You know... I really thought that the 11:11 phenomenon would be exactly like that - a tsunami-like wave that would roll across the face of the earth and shock everyone out of sleep into a new reality that would change the world.

December 11, 2006

On December 9, Nate sent me two emails with links to news articles. Because we had been talking about the number 29 lately, I noticed this in one of the articles:

On Saturday, officials said a Marine was killed in Anbar province, raising the war's U.S. death toll above 2,920.

The other article had to do with the planetary alignment mentioned back in post #470:

Fri Dec 8, 8:14 PM ET

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Stargazers will get a rare triple planetary treat this weekend with Jupiter, Mercury and Mars appearing to nestle together in the predawn skies. About 45 minutes before dawn on Sunday those three planets will be so close that the average person's thumb can obscure all three from view. They will be almost as close together on Saturday and Monday, but Sunday they will be within one degree of each other in the sky. Three planets haven't been that close since 1925, said Miami Space Transit Planetarium director Jack Horkheimer. And it won't happen again until 2053, he said... In ancient times, people thought the close groupings of planets had deep meaning, said (Ed) Krupp (director of Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory).

I wrote to Nate and asked him if he had noticed the 2920 and he wrote me back with a very interesting finding:

From date: Saturday, December 12, 1998
Added 2920 days
Resulting date: Sunday, December 10, 2006
From the date that I realized that I had drawn the Mind of God and The Way - the day my life was forever changed - back on December 12, 1998 (see My 11:11 Story.) to the day of the closest grouping of the planets during this alignment event on December 10, 2006, was exactly 2920 days!


Today I received another email from a reader friend who said to check out the type of triangle created by the 3 planet alignment, so I decided to research this planetary alignment further using my RedShift astronomy computer program.
I zoomed in on the planets and found the triangle to look very familiar to the triangle discovery I had made and wrote about at the end of my Chapter 14 - Orion concerning the triangle formed by Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades (Job 9:9), and the triangle of the constellation Triangulum:


I also found a very interesting 11:11 connection to this planetary alignment and me:
I clicked on each of the 3 planets - Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter - and found that from the location where I was born at 45°N 66°W the Transit Time ("the passage of a star or other celestial object across the observer's meridian in the course of the daily apparent motion of the celestial sphere" - RedShift) of each of these planets was 11:11 (11 hours 11 minutes) over the course of this alignment event from December 8 - 11 (with the closest grouping occurring on December 10):


December 13, 2006

Pope's Xmas tree, at 33 metres the tallest ever, set up in St. Peter's Square
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 04:16 PM EST
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Pope's Christmas tree - the tallest to date to adorn the Vatican - is finally in position in St. Peter's Square after bad weather and other problems delayed its arrival for more than a week."This morning I saw the tree from my window," Pope Benedict told several thousand people gathered in St. Peter's Basilica for the weekly public audience Wednesday. The 33-metre fir tree from the mountains of Sila National Park in Calabria, southern Italy, arrived during the night. Thick fog encountered en route was the last of a series of delivery problems... The tradition of erecting a Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square, next to a larger-than-life Nativity scene, was introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1982. According to Vatican statistics, the trees, which over the last 24 years have come from different European countries or regions of Italy, have never surpassed 32 metres, making this year's tree the tallest. The tree will be decorated and finally lit on Christmas Eve.
The Canadian Press, 2006
12/13/2006 16:18 EST

December 13, 2006

The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight. Start watching around 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday, Dec. 13th. The display will start small but grow in intensity as the night wears on. By Thursday morning, Dec. 14th, people in dark, rural areas could see one or two Geminids every minute.
Sunspot 930 has unleashed another big solar flare, an X3-class explosion at 0240 UT on Dec. 13th.
As a result of the blast, a radiation storm is underway. Based on the energy and number of solar protons streaming past Earth, NOAA ranks the storm as category S2: satellites may experience some glitches and reboots, but astronauts are in no danger. The explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth: movie. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras when it arrives on Dec. 14th. (Note: In the movie, the CME is barely visible through a snowstorm of streaks and speckles. That "snow" is caused by solar protons peppering SOHO's digital camera.)

December 14, 2006

December 14, 2006

Sky watchers, be alert for auroras. A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth today at approximately 1400 UT, and the impact may cause strong geomagnetic storms. Stay tuned for updates. The CME was hurled toward Earth on Dec. 13th by an X3-class explosion from sunspot 930. NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of more X-flares today. Sunspot 930 has an unstable "delta-class" magnetic field that could erupt at any moment.


December 15, 2006
A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth yesterday and sparked a strong display of auroras. Another CME may be on the way. An X1-flare from sunspot 930 on Dec. 14th probably hurled a new cloud in our direction. (Confirmation from SOHO is pending.) If so, it would arrive on Dec. 16th and re-energize geomagnetic activity. Stay tuned!

Later in the day...
The latest X-flare from sunspot 930 (an X1.5 explosion at 22:15 UT on Dec. 14th) sent shock waves billowing through the sun's atmosphere.


December 15, 2006

Published: 15/12/2006 12:00 AM (UAE)
Pope asks Syria to help secure peace
Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI yesterday encouraged Syria to use its influence to help resolve Middle East conflicts and counter terrorism. Greeting Syria's new ambassador to the Holy See, the pontiff noted repeated papal appeals for cessation of violence in Lebanon, Palestine and in Iraq. "With a heavy heart, I note that a wide range of disputes have led to armed conflicts that threaten the peace of the entire Middle East," the Pope said. He told Syria's ambassador that he was heartened by the diplomat's assurances that Damascus is committed to "counter this growing threat to peace."

December 18, 2006

and thanks for all the X-flares. Sunspot 930 announced itself on Dec. 5th with one of the strongest flares in years--an X9, followed by an X6 on Dec. 6th, an X3 on Dec. 13th, and an X1 on Dec. 14th. Not bad for solar minimum! Now the spot is gone. The slow spin of the sun carried it over the sun's western limb this morning--but not before one last flare: "Today sunspot 930 said a nice goodbye," reports photographer Mila Zinkova of San Francisco, California. "There was C2 flare at the limb with a nice ring-shaped prominence. The prominence changed shape and brightness constantly--very pretty."

December 18, 2006

I was talking online to a reader friend who IM'd me. She told me that her husband had just passed away on the 13th. They had been married 32 years, so they were into their 33rd year of marriage. We talked about 33, about Jesus being 33 when he was crucified and resurrected, and I mentioned the few recent 33's that I posted above. We talked about 12/21/12 and she made a very interesting connection that I can't believe I didn't make myself:
12/21/12 = 3/3/3!

And 12/12 (1998) = 3/3.

December 18, 2006

I was looking at an 11-11 site today and read the very last entry that had been posted. I noticed that it was the person's 5555 post.

Is it just a "coincidence" that I happened to look at that site at the exact time that the very last entry was the poster's 5555th?

Is it just a "coincidence" that this person's avatar is an Eye?  Seeing Is Believing...


(From my Slideshow Presentation)

December 19, 2006

Nate wrote to me last night but I didn't open it until this morning. He talked about December 18 having the 8444 hour of the year. That made me think of my odometer so I went and checked and it is 108458, so yesterday, on the 18th which had the 8444 hour of the year, it was 108444.
After he sent that email he found this bill in his wallet: (I was 38 when 1111 happened - see My 11:11 Story.)

When I was uploading this picture, I noticed another one that Nate had sent me awhile ago. Because I had just been talking about 3's, the 3333 caught my eye. 3333 - 98... I was 38 in '98.

Then Nate wrote to me and told me that December 18 is 38 days after 11/11.

From and including: Saturday, November 11, 2006
To and including: Monday, December 18, 2006
It is 38 days from the start date to the end date, end date included

485) December 19, 2006    "The Sun/Son of God Speaks to Earth"  PART III
Apparently all these 444, 3333 and 5555 's were clues pointing me in a particular direction...

Yesterday in post #481 I copied the following from spaceweather.com:

GOODBYE... and thanks for all the X-flares. Sunspot 930 announced itself on Dec. 5th with one of the strongest flares in years--an X9, followed by an X6 on Dec. 6th, an X3 on Dec. 13th, and an X1 on Dec. 14th.

This series of activity reminded me of the solar activity back in October/November of 2003. ("The sun cut loose with three severe flares in less than 24 hours through Monday morning, bringing to nine the number of major eruptions in less than two weeks. Scientists have never witnessed a string of activity like this."). It is like "someone" is trying to get our attention so I decided to investigate the data further to see if I could see any interesting connections. I already discovered several amazing connections which I wrote about in my Chapter 18-5 in posts #257 and #260 which I entitled "The Sun/Son of God Speaks to Earth" - Parts I and II.
For ease of understanding, I will create a table of the solar flare data I am referencing:

Sunspot # Solar Flare Earth Impact Size
Date Time Date Time


Nov. 4, 2003

1950 UT

Nov. 6, 2003

1930 UT

X-28+ (Possibly even an X-45)
Biggest Ever Recorded


May 13, 2005 1650 UT

May 15, 2005

0230 UT

M8-Class Explosion
G-5 (highest) Geomagnetic Storm


Dec. 5, 2006

1035 UT

Dec. 6, 2006

1555 UT

One of the largest in years

My Chapter 18 has been focused on a MAY 15 (515) date. In my first post (# 188) of Chapter 18-5 which I wrote on December 17, 2004, I discovered that December 21, 2012 minus 66,666 hours (also 2777 days) came to May 15, 2005. More precisely, December 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm (23:11) Giza time or 9:11 pm (21:11) UT minus 66,666.66666... hours came to May 15, 2005 at 0231 UT. I believed that "something" might happen at that time.

The Sun/Son of God Speaks to Earth - PART I
In this post #257, written on May 16, 2005 (the day after my above May 15 date), I found that the time of earth impact of the recent May 13 solar flare was May 15, 2005 at 0230 UT which coincided with my calculation when "something" might happen.
(I also found that the time of impact was 230 UT and there were 230 days left in the year AND that there were 33 weeks left in the year.)

NOTE: In this PART III, I discovered more interesting facts concerning this May 13 solar flare that I had missed before. See below.
The Sun/Son of God Speaks to Earth - PART II
In this post #260, written the next day on May 17, I found that the time of earth impact of the biggest solar flare ever recorded was exactly 3333 days before December 21, 2012.
The Sun/Son of God Speaks to Earth - PART III
After researching this latest solar flare I have found even more interesting facts, including some I had missed with the previous flares:


486) December 19, 2006
You know how on December 11 in post #474 I was talking about the number 29? Well today Nate told me that today it has been 2929 days since my December 12, 1998 awakening.

From date: Saturday, December 12, 1998
Added 2929 days
Resulting date: Tuesday, December 19, 2006

And how I said on December 5 in post #469 that Nate says 29 means "crash"?

Well today has certainly been one of those crazy, crashy days. Day 2929 must be why.

487) December 19, 2006      3168
And in the same email, Nate told me something that has really "crashed" me and left me speechless.
In my Chapter 18-4 post #156 I talk about the number 3168.
3168 is the value of "Lord Jesus Christ" in Gematria. (You can search this on the Internet.)

LORD = 800   JESUS = 888  CHRIST = 1480  
My next birthday will be 3168 days since my "awakening" !  

(And 5 days less than 8 years 8 months 8 days.)

From and including: Saturday, December 12, 1998
To and including: Tuesday, August 14, 2007
It is 3168 days from the start date to the end date
Or 8 years, 8 months, 3 days

Does this mean that my next birthday is going to be... special?

488) December 20, 2006     December 30?
And Mount St. Helens was "crashing" a little yesterday too...

Mount St. Helens Rumbles Again: Is She Ready for an Eruption?
By Gene Byrd
Dec 19, 2006

Mount Saint Helens is emitting some steam and Fox News is reporting that Mt. Saint Helens in Washington state is 'putting on a little show today.' According to a report broadcast on FNC there has been low rates of seismic activity and low emissions of steam and volcanic activity and a minor production of ash was happening at 9:27am Pacific Time. The vapor is seen rising out of the mountain from a live shot from the mountain and there was another slight earthquake over the weekend, according to the broadcast report. Is she ready to blow - likely not. But experts always warn that it is active.

In November, a report from Reuters noted that the mountain reawakened in the fall of 2004 with new eruptions, and has produced thousands of shallow, regular, repetitive earthquakes since then. The report cited scientists led by Richard Iverson of the U.S. Geological Survey writing in the journal Nature, and their report said these quakes appear to result from the movement of a huge plug of igneous rock known as dacite being shoved out of the volcano.
The good news, they said, is that the volcano appears to be brooding rather than bursting, and the recent quakes seem unlikely to be a harbinger of a massive eruption along the lines of the one that occurred on May 18, 1980. Mount St. Helens is most famous for that catastrophic eruption nearly 27 tears (years) ago. The 1980 eruption was the most deadly and economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States as 57 people were killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles of railways and 185 miles of highway were destroyed. Mount St. Helens is the most active of the volcanoes in the Cascades Mountains, and geologically young compared to the others. It is believed to have the potential at some point in the future for another big eruption.

Remember... 1980 is when I calculated the beginning of The 11th Hour to be with 11:11 coinciding with December 21, 2012. (Chapter 13 - 11:11.)

Mount St. Helens is located at 46°11'28"N, 122°11'39"W. Close to Nate. I too live at 46°N (and am 46 years old).

Just did a little timeanddate.com checking... Is December 30 going to be a significant day?


489) December 21, 2006
According to the US Navy site, the Winter Soltstice begins tonight December 22 at 00:22 UT. Here, that is December 21 at 8:22 pm AST. In Cairo, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, etc. it is December 22 at 2:22 am. Lots of 2's...

Nate also told me that 222 hours from the end of the year falls on December 22:

From date: Midnight between Sunday, December 31, 2006 and Monday, January 1, 2007
Subtracted 222 hours
Resulting date: Friday, December 22, 2006 at 6:00:00 PM

490) December 21, 2006


491) December 22, 2006
At the bottom of a CNN Breaking News email bulletin I received today, I noticed an advertisement for this program that is going to be on tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday:

492) December 23, 2006

A new, big sunspot has appeared. It's on the far side of the sun. This spot is not sunspot 930, which caused so much activity in mid-December. It is genuinely new and its properties are a mystery. All will be revealed on Dec. 28th-30th when the sun's slow, 27-day spin turns the region toward Earth. Stay tuned.

In my December 20 post #488 I talk about how December 30 may be an eventful day.

493) December 23, 2006
Middle East news:

494) December 26, 2006      Tsunami Alert

Two earthquakes struck off the southwest coast of Taiwan today on the second anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster that left more than 200,000 dead. The first temblor registered a magnitude 7.1, and the second one, which followed eight minutes later, was a magnitude 7.0.
Tsunami Aims at Philippines After Quake
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A powerful quake struck off southwestern Taiwan on Tuesday, triggering a potentially destructive tsunami that was headed toward the Philippines on the second anniversary of the deadly waves that killed thousands in south Asia...
Japan's Meteorological Bureau said a 3-foot-high tsunami was expected to hit Basco in the Philippines. "There is a possibility of a destructive local tsunami," the bureau said. "However at some coasts, particularly those near the epicenter, higher tsunami may arrive..."  (Note: No wave came.)

A magnitude 9.1-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia on Dec. 26, 2004 caused a tsunami that killed at least 230,000 people in 11 countries. Those waves reached as high as 33 feet...
Magnitude 7.1 (Major)
Date-Time Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 12:26:21 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 8:26:21 PM = local time at epicenter
Location 21.818°N, 120.534°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Distances 91 km (56 miles) SSE (163°) from Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
119 km (74 miles) SSW (213°) from T'ai-tung, Taiwan
137 km (85 miles) SSE (167°) from T'ai-nan, Taiwan
802 km (498 miles) N (357°) from MANILA, Philippines

Magnitude 7.0 (Major)
Date-Time Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 12:34:14 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 8:34:14 PM = local time at epicenter
Location 22.023°N, 120.539°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Distances 69 km (43 miles) SSE (158°) from Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
101 km (62 miles) SW (220°) from T'ai-tung, Taiwan
115 km (71 miles) SSE (164°) from T'ai-nan, Taiwan
825 km (512 miles) N (357°) from MANILA, Philippines

495) December 29, 2006
We drove to Nova Scotia to visit with family for a few days after Christmas. While we were sitting in the living room, Bruce's dad picked up a book and read a passage that said humanity probably would not survive past 2050. I told him 2012. He just laughed. Didn't ask why, just laughed. I told Bruce's mom it had to do with the 11th Hour and that was the end of the conversation. About an hour later, Bruce and his mother and I went out shopping. One store had a bin of used books so I leafed through them as I often come across treasures this way. Remember that I had just mentioned the 11th Hour:

496) December 29, 2006

Ancient ice shelf breaks free from Canadian Arctic
POSTED: 11:31 a.m. EST, December 29, 2006
TORONTO, Ontario (AP) -- A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, scientists said. The mass of ice broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 800 kilometers (497 miles) south of the North Pole, but no one was present to see it in Canada's remote north. Scientists using satellite images later noticed that it became a newly formed ice island in just an hour and left a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake.
Warwick Vincent of Laval University, who studies Arctic conditions, traveled to the newly formed ice island and could not believe what he saw. "This is a dramatic and disturbing event. It shows that we are losing remarkable features of the Canadian North that have been in place for many thousands of years. We are crossing climate thresholds, and these may signal the onset of accelerated change ahead," Vincent said Thursday. In 10 years of working in the region he has never seen such a dramatic loss of sea ice, he said. The collapse was so powerful that earthquake monitors 250 kilometers (155 miles) away picked up tremors from it. The Ayles Ice Shelf, roughly 66 square kilometers (41 square miles) in area, was one of six major ice shelves remaining in Canada's Arctic.
Scientists say it is the largest event of its kind in Canada in 30 years and point their fingers at climate change as a major contributing factor.

497) December 30, 2006     Possibly the December 30th event ...

On December 30, 2006 shortly after 6:00 am Iraq time, Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging.  

This is definitely a major event, and as one reader friend said, "That, in itself, has potentially 'volcanic’ repercussions."
In my post #488, one of the numbers of significance was 1937, and I mentioned how both Nate and my mother were born in 1937. Saddam Hussein was also born in 1937.

498) December 31, 2006

Sunspot 930, which unleashed four X-flares and sparked intense auroras in mid-December, is back. It is emerging over the sun's eastern limb following a two-week transit around the far side of the sun. Since we last saw it, the spot has probably decayed and now poses little threat for strong solar flares. Stay tuned for confirmation.

CORRECTION: Contrary to what you may have read on Spaceweather.com earlier today, this sunspot is not sunspot 930. It looks like sunspot 930, it's where 930 should be (almost), but it is not 930. It is sunspot 933.] 

2006 was a good year for space weather: bright auroras, backward sunspots, powerful flares. Next year should be even better. 2006 was a year of solar minimum, a low point at the end of Solar Cycle 23. 2007 should bring the first stirrings of Solar Cycle 24, predicted to be one of the biggest in history. There's a lot to look forward to.... Happy New Year!

499) December 31, 2006     111

Note: A January 3, 2007 article (http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2765883) states that over 12,000 Iraqi civilians were killed in 2006 alone, with possibly as many as over 150,000 civilian deaths since the war began in 2003, according to the Iraqi Minister of Health. Note that is 12,000 / 150,000 CIVILIANS compared with 820 / 3000 U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL. That is like wiping out the entire population of Prince Edward Island.

Another study says that over 600,000 total Iraqi deaths have occurred.
How can this be allowed to happen?

What will 2007 bring?

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