Thursday, August 06, 2015
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRES STILL OUT OF CONTROL.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).
Legionnaires' deaths prompt New York mayor to vow cooling tower regulations-Reuters By Katie Reilly-August 4, 2015 3:01 PM-YAHOONEWS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday a historic outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed seven New Yorkers has triggered an effort to mandate city-wide inspections and cleanings of air conditioning cooling towers.Since July 10, the disease has sickened 86 people in the South Bronx, a New York City neighborhood that is one of the poorest in the United States, the mayor said at a news conference with Mary Bassett, the city's health commissioner.The number could climb higher since the last disinfection of cooling towers tied to the outbreak took place on Monday, and the incubation period for Legionnaires' disease is 10 days. But officials said the outbreak has peaked, and they've seen a reduction in the rate of its growth.The disease, a severe kind of pneumonia, is contracted by breathing in mist from cooling towers infected with the bacteria Legionella.Of the 17 cooling towers that city health officials have inspected for Legionella, five tested positive. Remediation was completed at each of the locations, all in the South Bronx.De Blasio said he would propose legislation this week to prevent future outbreaks, including regular cooling tower inspections, new recommendations for an immediate outbreak response and sanctions for failing to comply with new standards."For too long, the risk of Legionnaires' was underestimated. We are going to be very aggressive in dealing with this problem," de Blasio said.De Blasio said he is confident the city has identified the only sites that caused the outbreak, though he acknowledged the lack of a complete registry of the city's cooling towers, which is something he said the new legislation will correct.New York's drinking water supply has not been affected by Legionella, according to city health officials.All the people who died of the disease were all older adults with underlying medical problems."People with underlying illnesses, including chronic lung disease, which can be asthma, can be emphysema, or chronic bronchitis, are people who are more at risk, so there is a higher underlying disease burden in the South Bronx," health commissioner Bassett said.The city's last Legionnaires' outbreak was also in the Bronx, where 12 people fell ill in December 2014.Legionnaires' disease is most common in the summer and early fall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms include fever, cough, headaches and muscle aches.(Reporting by Katie Reilly; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS
1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)
Massachusetts marijuana groups seek pot legalization vote-Reuters By Scott Malone-AUG 5,15-YAHOONEWS
BOSTON (Reuters) - Two marijuana advocacy groups on Wednesday are set to submit proposed ballot initiatives that would allow Massachusetts voters to decide whether to legalize recreational pot smoking in the state.The initiatives could become part of a wave of similar measures put before voters in a half-dozen U.S. states in 2016 as pro-marijuana groups follow a strategy that has already legalized the drug in four states plus the District of Columbia.The proposals from the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and the Bay State Repeal say legalizing the drug in Massachusetts would bow to the reality that marijuana use is widespread in the United States. They say legalization would make it easier to regulate its sale and prevent people under 21 years of age from obtaining it."The primary objective of this initiative is to actually start controlling marijuana in Massachusetts," said Will Luzier, director of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which is backed by the cannabis-industry-supported Marijuana Policy Project. "Marijuana should be produced and sold by legitimate, taxpaying businesses, not gangs and cartels."The initiatives will be reviewed by the state attorney general's office and, if deemed constitutional, backers will then need to collect signatures from more than 64,000 voters who approve the ballot measure.Attitudes about marijuana in the United States have changed markedly over the past few years, with voters in Colorado and Oregon voting to legalize its recreational use in 2012. Since then, voters in Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia have followed suit.Some 53 percent of Massachusetts voters told a Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll in February that they favored legalizing the drug, with 37 percent opposing.The initiatives will face opposition from senior Massachusetts elected officials, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat, and Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican."I've seen too many lives ruined by starting to smoke weed and then, eventually, going to other types of drugs," Walsh, a recovering alcoholic, told the Boston Globe in May.The two Massachusetts groups offer different proposals, with the Campaign proposing a 3.75 percent excise tax, optional local taxes and the creation of a new state commission to regulate marijuana, a maneuver that advocates said is intended to win the support of voters who are on the fence about legalization.The Bay State Repeal group, which plans to submit three separate versions of its initiative, proposes no additional taxes on the drug, which it said should be treated like any other consumer product that is sold only to adults of 21 years or older."We're about liberty and keeping it away from kids," said Steven Epstein, one of the leaders of the Bay State group.Pro-marijuana groups are planning similar campaigns in California, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio and Maine in 2016.Nationally, voter initiatives that include taxes on the drug and direct some of the money for social services spending have done better with voters, said Allen St. Pierre, executive director of marijuana-advocacy group NORML. That is a change since a 2010 ballot initiative in California that failed, he said."What we learned was we hadn't incentivized this enough for middle class citizens to buy into it," St. Pierre said.(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Andrew Hay)
New York City's new drug threat: weaponized marijuana-Reuters By Edward McAllister-AUG 5,15-YAHOONEWS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It gives users super human strength, makes them impervious to pain and can be bought for as little as $2 across New York. It can also kill, police say.Illegal synthetic marijuana, or "weaponized" marijuana as police are calling it, is spreading across New York, particularly the city's homeless population in search of a cheap high but who often wind up hospitalized or dead.Little is understood about the drug, also known as "K-2" or "spice." A spike in hospitalizations this year, some deaths, and camera footage of crazed and violent users have prompted police to act."The synthetic marijuana issue has been one of great and growing concern here in New York," said NYPD Commissioner William Bratton at a press conference on Tuesday in which he also released monthly crime statistics. "You are going to see a lot more of it in the short term."Synthetic marijuana refers to herbal mixtures sold in small packets that often contain shredded plants and chemicals that when smoked can cause hallucinations, paranoia and even cardiac arrest. A federal ban on compounds found in synthetic marijuana products was enacted in 2012 and it is illegal to sell it in New York State.One video streamed at Tuesday's press conference showed a naked man, who police say was high on synthetic marijuana, ranting and smashing a hole in a wooden fence with his fist before being pepper sprayed and wrestled to the ground by a group of officers. In another video a man, also unclothed, crouched in the middle of a street, delirious, screaming at the ground.Between April 1 and July 31, more than 1,900 people were admitted to hospitals in New York State after taking the substance, the NYPD said. One man high on the drug used his hands to stop an electric saw being used by police to open a door, Bratton said, leaving him covered in blood.Police are building a picture of how the substance is sold and who is using.Raids on corner stores and other outlets, which have been illegally selling synthetic marijuana in packages for $2 to $5, have helped slow use.Police in New York and elsewhere have been issued with information about the drug and how to deal with users, including calling for extra backup.(Reporting by Edward McAllister; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Northern California wildfire grows further after jumping highway-Reuters By Steve Gorman-AUG 5,15-YAHOONEWS
(Reuters) - California's biggest and fiercest wildfire of the year grew larger as it raged for a seventh day through drought-parched land north of Napa Valley wine country after jumping a highway that authorities hoped would slow its advance.The blaze, dubbed the Rocky Fire, has charred some 67,000 acres, destroyed more than 50 buildings and displaced thousands of residents since erupting last week in the rugged canyons and foothills east of the town of Clearlake, about 110 miles north of San Francisco.Nearly 7,000 structures, mostly homes, were listed as threatened, with more than 13,000 people placed under evacuation orders or advisories, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (Cal Fire).What sparked the Rocky Fire was uncertain, but the blaze is one of nearly two dozen conflagrations that erupted across the state following thousands of dry lightning strikes in recent days, the bulk of them in northern California.All of the blazes have been fed by thickets of vegetation left desiccated by four years of drought.Firefighters reported gains battling the Rocky Fire, which is 20 percent contained, as triple-digit temperatures abated and light rain fell Tuesday afternoon.But Wednesday's forecast was to bring hotter, drier conditions, Cal Fire said, "increasing the potential of extreme fire behavior".The number of structures listed as destroyed by the aggressive blaze would likely increase as damage assessment teams are able to access burned areas in coming days, the agency said.Property losses from the Rocky Fire stood at 24 homes and 26 outbuildings, Cal Fire said.Smoke from the blaze was visible up to 80 miles to the south in Napa, one of California's renowned wine-making regions.Cal Fire resources already were stretched with more than 10,000 firefighters on the front lines statewide and all off-duty personnel called back to work.At least 3,200 firefighters were assigned to the Rocky Fire alone, backed by 19 water-dropping helicopters, four air tankers and nearly 60 bulldozers, Cal Fire reported.The aggressive blaze jumped a state highway on Monday that crews had hoped would serve as a containment line, and a portion of that corridor, as well as another highway, remain closed, Cal Fire said.President Barack Obama was briefed on the fires on Tuesday, the White House said. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency late last week.No serious injuries have been reported from the Rocky Fire. But a U.S. Forest Service ranger from South Dakota died last Thursday in a separate, smaller fire in the Modoc National Forest near California's border with Oregon.(Additional reporting by Victoria Cavaliere, Writing by Steve Gorman from Los Angeles; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Himani Sarkar)
15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,(DIFFERNT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME) and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide
55 earthquakes - DownloadUpdated: 2015-08-05 21:23:51 UTCShowing event times using UTC55 earthquakes in map area
2.6 8km WSW of Clearlake, California 2015-08-05 21:02:00 UTC 0.1 km
2.5 67km ESE of Lakeview, Oregon 2015-08-05 20:47:11 UTC 10.6 km
2.9 13km NW of Yale, Oklahoma 2015-08-05 20:10:59 UTC 4.6 km
4.5 210km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands 2015-08-05 19:48:51 UTC 119.9 km
2.6 73km E of Gabbs, Nevada 2015-08-05 19:11:07 UTC 5.0 km
4.4 119km SW of Vaini, Tonga 2015-08-05 17:24:46 UTC 181.4 km
3.0 16km S of Medford, Oklahoma 2015-08-05 15:55:11 UTC 8.8 km
2.8 42km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2015-08-05 15:54:12 UTC 103.0 km
3.0 79km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 15:22:26 UTC 40.0 km
4.7 71km SSW of Atka, Alaska 2015-08-05 14:53:35 UTC 41.2 km
3.3 102km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 14:44:50 UTC 59.0 km
3.5 22km W of Perry, Oklahoma 2015-08-05 14:23:48 UTC 5.0 km
4.5 37km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji 2015-08-05 14:21:16 UTC 577.2 km
2.6 44km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands 2015-08-05 13:33:39 UTC 71.0 km
2.8 118km N of Dorado, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 13:21:25 UTC 30.0 km
3.2 7km WSW of Langston, Oklahoma 2015-08-05 13:07:12 UTC 5.4 km
4.7 188km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands 2015-08-05 12:45:11 UTC 37.1 km
3.5 78km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 12:20:00 UTC 104.0 km
3.5 5km W of Medford, Oklahoma 2015-08-05 12:01:12 UTC 4.4 km
5.0 44km E of Namie, Japan 2015-08-05 11:56:09 UTC 39.0 km
3.1 113km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 11:37:26 UTC 45.0 km
3.1 108km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 11:00:11 UTC 74.0 km
3.8 64km SW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska 2015-08-05 10:06:30 UTC 130.2 km
3.4 111km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 10:00:40 UTC 88.0 km
3.5 134km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 2015-08-05 09:57:15 UTC 66.0 km
4.1 68km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska 2015-08-05 09:30:03 UTC 35.0 km
4.9 86km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga 2015-08-05 09:24:25 UTC 99.9 km
3.4 122km N of Dorado, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 09:23:46 UTC 50.0 km
5.7 16km ENE of Tonala, Mexico 2015-08-05 09:13:24 UTC 109.9 km
3.2 119km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 08:33:54 UTC 10.0 km
3.5 25km NE of Enid, Oklahoma 2015-08-05 07:48:02 UTC 1.4 km
2.9 98km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 07:43:08 UTC 14.0 km
3.2 115km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 07:40:16 UTC 41.0 km
3.9 33km N of Anchor Point, Alaska 2015-08-05 07:38:22 UTC 56.2 km
3.5 34km NNE of Val-des-Monts, Canada 2015-08-05 07:37:51 UTC 3.1 km
3.1 119km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 07:37:51 UTC 25.0 km
3.2 25km S of Medford, Oklahoma 2015-08-05 07:30:01 UTC 1.3 km
4.6 90km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 07:30:01 UTC 13.0 km
3.1 102km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 07:19:58 UTC 12.0 km
4.9 44km WNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea 2015-08-05 04:59:32 UTC 72.7 km
2.9 68km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 2015-08-05 03:48:14 UTC 14.0 km
3.0 20km W of Perry, Oklahoma 2015-08-05 03:42:30 UTC 5.4 km
2.8 48km NNE of Isabela, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 03:37:52 UTC 43.0 km
3.4 33km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2015-08-05 02:36:42 UTC 92.0 km
3.3 139km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 2015-08-05 02:11:12 UTC 45.0 km
3.1 10km SW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands 2015-08-05 01:56:38 UTC 126.0 km
2.7 139km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 2015-08-05 01:13:06 UTC 44.0 km
2.5 70km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 2015-08-05 01:11:50 UTC 42.0 km
3.0 116km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico 2015-08-05 01:09:21 UTC 105.0 km
4.6 145km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia 2015-08-05 00:16:26 UTC 51.0 km
3.0 133km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 2015-08-05 00:08:22 UTC 46.0 km
3.3 140km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 2015-08-04 23:55:28 UTC 41.0 km
5.2 265km NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand 2015-08-04 23:21:18 UTC 43.9 km
2.7 12km SE of Guthrie, Oklahoma 2015-08-04 22:54:23 UTC 8.4 km
2.8 36km SSW of Caliente, Nevada 2015-08-04 21:43:31 UTC 7.3 km
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