The Ramapo: The Sixth Seal Fault Line (Revelation 6:12)

 Map depicting the extent of the Ramapo Fault System in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
The Ramapo Fault, which marks the western boundary of the Newark rift basin, has been argued to be a major seismically active feature of this region, but it is difficult to discern the extent to which the Ramapo fault (or any other specific mapped fault in the area) might be any more of a source of future earthquakes than any other parts of the region. The Ramapo Fault zone spans more than 185 miles (300 kilometers) in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It is a system of faults between the northern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont areas to the east. This fault is perhaps the best known fault zone in the Mid-Atlantic region, and some small earthquakes have been known to occur in its vicinity. Recently, public knowledge about the fault has increased – especially after the 1970s, when the fault’s proximity to the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York was noticed.
There is insufficient evidence to unequivocally demonstrate any strong correlation of earthquakes in the New York City area with specific faults or other geologic structures in this region. The damaging earthquake affecting New York City in 1884 was probably not associated with the Ramapo fault because the strongest shaking from that earthquake occurred on Long Island (quite far from the trace of the Ramapo fault). The relationship between faults and earthquakes in the New York City area is currently understood to be more complex than any simple association of a specific earthquake with a specific mapped fault.
A 2008 study argued that a magnitude 6 or 7 earthquake might originate from the Ramapo fault zone, which would almost definitely spawn hundreds or even thousands of fatalities and billions of dollars in damage. Studying around 400 earthquakes over the past 300 years, the study also argued that there was an additional fault zone extending from the Ramapo Fault zone into southwestern Connecticut. As can be seen in the above figure of seismicity, earthquakes are scattered throughout this region, with no particular concentration of activity along the Ramapo fault, or along the hypothesized fault zone extending into southwestern Connecticut.
Just off the northern terminus of the Ramapo fault is the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, built between 1956 and 1960 by Consolidated Edison Company. The plant began operating in 1963, and it has been the subject of a controversy over concerns that an earthquake from the Ramapo fault will affect the power plant. Whether or not the Ramapo fault actually does pose a threat to this nuclear power plant remains an open question.

Russia Prepares For The Nuclear Holocaust (Rev 15)

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MOSCOW — Managers of the Zenit Arena, a giant half-built stadium in St. Petersburg, received an official letter from the Ministry of Emergency Situations last week demanding that they immediately create shelter facilities for wartime. The stadium, under construction for the upcoming World Cup 2018, is located outside the city boundaries, the letter said, but in case of nuclear attack it is in the potential “zone of war destruction and radiation fallout.”
The last time Russians heard authorities talk like this about a potential mobilization for a nuclear strike was 20 years ago, and it all seemed highly improbable. Now, it appears, the Kremlin is not joking. Up to 40 million people participated in recent civil-defense exercises all across the country, learning about how to hide and where exactly to run to in case of a nuclear war.
But whether the motive behind this is self-defense, an implied threat to the West, a means to mobilize and control public opinion, or all of the above, is not entirely clear.
“These are the most serious tensions between Moscow and Washington in decades, said Sergei Markov, a member of the Civic Chamber, a Moscow-based state institution. “The war might begin even before the November elections in the U.S.”
“I personally plan to stock 200 cans of pork to be ready for a potential war crisis,” Markov told The Daily Beast in an interview, “and I advise everybody to do the same.”
State Duma Deputy Vadim Dengin said he hoped that there would be no war with United States. “I cannot understand why the West cannot just leave us in peace, let us be,“ the official said. “Americans should realize that it will be their children looking for shelters, too, if they are serious about attacking Russia.“
On Thursday, Vladimir Gladkov, a 19-year-old student, said he heard from a neighbor that the closest bomb shelter to his apartment building was Kitai Gorod metro station.
A thermonuclear bomb on Moscow?
Gladkov, who was born years after the Soviet Cold War with the United States was over, sounded frustrated: “Americans are not crazy to bomb us, I am not sure why our authorities want people to experience hysterical panic attacks. Maybe somebody feels annoyed that we feel too free and happy,” he suggested.
In Russia, where generations have suffered from wars or economic crises, panic takes over quickly as a kind of contagious epidemic and some respond with millennial obsessions.
During the impoverished years of the early 1990s, thousands of Russians moved to settlements in the Taiga seeking mystical salvation. Over 3,000 believers in Christ Vissarion still live in the Siberian woods waiting for the End of Light.
In 2012 many in Russia waited in fear for the Mayan Doomsday. People bought bottles of vodka, matches, and candles to survive the dark times.
There is an expression that every Russian knows well: “To save for a black day.” And there are so many black days in Russian history—not just days, but years of devastation.
“My life is just one everlasting black day,” says Baba Zoya, an old woman living alone in the village of Bezvodnoye in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The 82-year-old pensioner finds winters especially hard to survive.
“On some cold winter days when every joint, every bone hurts, I have no energy to go out and buy a piece of bread,” she told The Daily Beast. Her only comforts are her old dog and a falling-apart armchair outside of her old dark wood isba, a Russian traditional log house. She remembers World War II only too well—dozens of Bezvodnoye men left one day and never came back. “I wish, my dear, that you live your life without such awful memories,” she said.
Last week Perm, a city of more than 1 million people in the Ural region, prepared shelters “for the employees who would continue to work during wartime,” the state Russia channel reported.
Experts from the Ministry of Emergency Situations inspected one of the shelters to make sure there is enough space, medicine, and minimal provision; the daily norm of water was three liters per person, the channel reported.
Television shows devoted to the civil-defense drills explained to Russians that there was no reason to panic, that during wartime authorities would make sure that there was no radiation on public transport, that every person would have at least 300 grams of bread per day.
From early morning on Thursday, activists received boxes with baby food, plastic bags full of diapers and used warm clothes at Russia Behind Bars NGO, which had been supporting Russian convicts for the last eight years. Were there bomb shelters for the population of Russia’s prisons?
“No chance to survive in prison,” the head of the NGO, Olga Romanova, told The Daily Beast. “Russian prisoners will be doomed, everybody in jail realizes that.”
For her part, Romanova said she knew exactly where she would go and how many minutes it would take for NATO missiles to reach Moscow.
“If they bomb Moscow, I might make it to Taganka metro station, it takes me about 5 minutes to run from my house,” Romanova told The Daily Beast. “My husband and I have already discussed and decided that we would only bring a couple of water bottles and our passports.”

Obama’s Unfolding Nuclear Disaster (Ezekiel 17)

Marco Rubio represents Florida in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)When it comes to President Barack Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran, it has become difficult to keep track of the troubling new revelations that seem to surface almost daily. Outrageous, potentially illegal, actions by this administration have become so commonplace that many Americans have become numb to the recent news regarding this President’s policy toward Iran.
We now know the President authorized a $1.7 billion cash ransom payment to Iran, then his administration lied about it to Congress. Only President Barack Obama and supporters of the Iran nuclear deal refuse to accept that the pallets of cash were a ransom payment, even though it was ransom by every definition of the word. This endangers every American overseas by incentivizing kidnappers and encouraging hostage-takers, and since Iran’s release of five US hostages in January, multiple American citizens have been thrown into Iranian jail cells. Providing cash to Iran has also allowed the mullahs to circumvent the international financial system as they shuttle much-needed resources to their terrorist proxies in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.
We recently learned President Obama dismantled a key part of the ballistic missile sanctions against Iran eight years early. But this past July, the President praised his Iran deal, saying, “We are not taking the pressure off Iran … with respect to ballistic missiles. As I just explained … we maintain the eight years on the ballistic missiles under this particular UN resolution. … So we have not lost those legal authorities.” Once again, the White House lied to the American people about its concessions to the Iranian regime.
The facts are clear. The entity in question is the only Iranian bank designated by the United Nations for providing support to Iran’s main ballistic missile-related organizations, and was described by the Treasury Department as “the financial linchpin of Iran’s missile procurement network.” Ballistic missiles were not supposed to be a part of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, but they became one simply because he negotiated from a position of weakness. He wanted a deal so badly and at any cost that he let Tehran name their terms.
Just this month, the Obama administration announced Iran will be allowed to conduct US dollar transactions, making it easier for Iranians involved in terrorism to do business.
Having the world see an American president bend over backward to secure such a terrible deal has had far-reaching consequences that go well beyond Iran’s nuclear program.
Before the deal was finalized, President Obama expressed hope that signing it would strengthen moderate forces inside Iran. Nothing of the sort has occurred, as Iran has grown more emboldened by the administration’s efforts to protect the deal whether Iran complies or not.
This is most obvious in the chaos and destruction Iran is sowing across the Middle East. Iran has continued to develop ballistic missiles, a direct threat to our allies in the region, especially Israel. Earlier this year, Iran launched two missiles, one inscribed with “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew, according to Iranian officials, and this summer Iran reportedly attempted to launch a modified North Korean missile with a maximum range of 2,500 miles. Iran has also maintained its support of Hezbollah, a terrorist organization that has destabilized the government in Lebanon and is working with Russia and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.
A senior Iranian official has also stated that Tehran has been providing intelligence to Russia for military targeting, helping Moscow support Assad and his slaughter of innocent Syrians. Russia was also responsible for airstrikes on a UN humanitarian convoy and for decimating Aleppo, formerly Syria’s largest city. This ongoing humanitarian disaster is heart-wrenching, and unlike anything the world has seen in decades.
In Yemen, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels continue to prolong a conflict that has no end in sight. Before the nuclear deal was finalized, Secretary of State John Kerry said in April 2015 that Iran was providing military support to the Houthis. There is evidence Iran continues to provide that support and that the Houthis have directly benefited from Tehran’s windfall from the nuclear deal. In recent days, the Houthis fired missiles at US Navy ships on multiple occasions. However, even as American sailors are attacked by an Iranian proxy, potentially using Iranian-provided weapons, the administration pretends none of this is happening, and is reluctant to condemn Iran publicly.
Despite all this, President Obama naively claims the Iran deal is a success. But with each passing day, it becomes more painfully obvious that this deal has made our country less secure, and the US taxpayer money President Obama gave to Iran is being used to support terrorism and help in the killing of thousands of innocent people in Syria and elsewhere. Those who support this disastrous nuclear deal should be haunted daily by these facts.

Scarlet Woman Leads In Most New Battleground State (Rev 17)

Hillary-Clinton-red-dress-donkeyhoteyHillary Clinton Leads In Most New Battleground State Polls

Ohio and North Carolina are close, Florida and Nevada are trending toward Clinton, and Colorado and Pennsylvania are looking pretty safe for the Democratic presidential ticket. Clinton and Trump debate on Wednesday, giving voters a last chance to see them on the same stage before the Nov. 8 election.


Ohio polls have leaned toward Clinton in recent weeks, but a new CNN/ORC poll shows Trump has the edge. In a four-way race, Trump leads Clinton, 48 percent to 44 percent, among likely voters. The poll shows Libertarian Gary Johnson with 4 percent, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein at 2 percent.
A new Quinnipiac poll finds Clinton and Trump tied among likely voters ― each taking 45 percent ― while Johnson wins 6 percent and Stein picks up 1 percent. Only about 2 points separate Clinton and Trump in the HuffPost Pollster aggregate of Ohio’s polls, and the presidential forecast gives the state narrowly to Clinton .
In the Ohio Senate race, incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R) holds a 16-point lead over former Gov. Ted Strickland (D), 56 percent to 44 percent, according to CNN’s poll.

North Carolina

A new CNN/ORC poll of likely voters finds Clinton narrowly leading Trump 48 percent to 47 percent in a three-way race with Johnson. According to HuffPost Pollster’s aggregation, Clinton leads Trump by less than 2 points in the state, which voted for Obama in 2008 and Romney in 2012.
North Carolina’s Senate and gubernatorial races are equally close in the CNN/ORC poll. In the Senate race, Republican incumbent Sen. Richard Burr leads Democratic challenger Deborah Ross 48 percent to 47 percent, while incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory (R) trails Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) 48 percent to 49 percent, in the race for governor.
North Carolina is still considered a battleground state in the presidential forecast model, but Clinton is slightly favored to win the state’s 15 electoral votes. The HuffPost Election forecast model also gives Burr about an 80 percent chance of keeping his seat.


In a four-way race, Clinton leads Trump 48 percent to 44 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Monday. Four percent of Florida likely voters preferred Johnson, and 1 percent picked Stein.
Clinton has led Trump in nearly every Florida poll since mid-September, and has more than a 90 percent chance of winning the Sunshine State, according to HuffPost’s election forecast model.


Recent polls show Clinton with a 1.6-point lead over Trump in the state, according to HuffPost Pollster. In CNN’s latest poll, The Clinton-Kaine ticket led Trump-Pence 46 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. The Johnson-Weld ticket takes 7 percent, according to the poll.
HuffPost Pollster’s aggregate shows less than 1 point separating the Nevada Senate candidates. But the new CNN/ORC poll gives Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto a surprising 7-point lead (52 percent to 45 percent) over Republican Joe Heck.
HuffPost predicts Clinton will win Nevada. The Senate forecast indicates the Nevada seat is a tossup.


Clinton leads Trump by 8 points in the state, the new Quinnipiac poll finds. Among likely Colorado voters, Trump receives 37 percent, to Clinton’s 45 percent. Johnson snags 10 percent, and Stein takes 3 percent.
According to HuffPost Pollster’s aggregate, Clinton leads Trump by nearly 5 points in Colorado and has about a 98 percent chance of winning the state.


Pennsylvania continues to slip further from Trump’s grasp. Clinton has about a 98 percent chance of winning the state, and a new Quinnipiac poll backs that up. Likely Pennsylvania voters preferred Clinton-Kaine over Trump-Pence by a 47 percent to 41 percent margin. Johnson secured 6 percent and Stein took 1 percent.
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Antichrist’s Men Making Gains in Battle for Mosul

Iraqi forces making gains in battle for Mosul
Iraqi forces have made major advances in their battle to liberate the city of Mosul from Daesh. The operations are advancing from three directions, namely the south, the east, and the northeast of the city. Here is a series of the latest updates on the military push:
— The International Rescue Committee says that 200,000 people were likely to flee Mosul in first weeks of Iraq’s anti-Daesh operation. The aid group also warns that up to 1 million people in total could flee their homes in search of safety as a result of the battle to retake Iraq’s second largest city.
— The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, estimates that up to 100,000 Iraqis may flee Mosul for Syria and Turkey.
— The International Committee of the Red Cross has stressed the protection of refugees, saying they must be provided with safe passage.
— The head of the Joint Military Operation Command, General Talib Shaghati, says good progress has been made in the operation to liberate Mosul, adding that everything is moving forward according to plan.
— According to reports, the son of Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government, has been injured in an explosion east of Mosul amid the ongoing operation.
— Local media say two senior Iraqi military commanders had been killed near Mosul during the ongoing operation against Daesh .
— Residents of two villages south of Mosul have engaged Daesh terrorists, with reports saying they have killed six members of the Takfiri group in al-Lazakah and al-Houd. A commander of Iraqi volunteer fighters hailed people’s rebellion against Daesh, saying it would hugely boost the morale of the military and allied forces in their push to liberate Mosul.
— Iraq’s al-Sumaria news website said the Daesh terrorists had begun transferring the group’s assets and cash money out of Mosul. It quoted local sources as saying that Daesh operatives were loading cash and valuables on trucks destined for the city of Raqqah, the de facto capital of the Takfiris in neighboring Syria.
— Military sources have said some 60,000 forces will be taking part in the Mosul operation.
— The Iraqi forces in the Qayyarah military base have headed to the south of Mosul to take part in the liberation operation.
— According to Iraq’s al-Sumaria news website, the Iraqi security forces have reached the outskirts of the town of Hamdaniya, southeast of Mosul. The terrorists reportedly suffered heavy losses and causalities in the Iraqi operations.
— The Daesh terrorists have reportedly set fire to the oil wells in Hamdaniya in an attempt to hinder the advances of the forces and to provide cover from airstrikes.
— The Iraqi Defense Ministry has said in a statement that the villages of Ibrahim Khalil and Kan Harami have also been liberated from the control of Daesh, al-Sumaria reported. The report added that the Iraqi forces have laid a siege on the village of Dzizah in the Kawir front-line.
— The Iraqi security forces have also recaptured the village of Bazkertan in Hamdaniya, east of Mosul, a field source told Al-Forat, adding the Daesh terrorists have fled the village en masse.
— Iraqi security forces have also liberated the villages of al-Hod and Sirt, south of Mosul, Iraqi sources said, adding that the troops are now advancing toward the center of al-Shura district, which lies south of Mosul.
— Iraqi security forces have also killed a senior Daesh commander, Ahmed Khatab Omar, in Mosul.
— According to Al Iraqiya TV, the Iraqi forces have regained control of the villages of Ibn Nayef and Nejma, south of Mosul, as well.
— The towns of Hamam Ali and Namrud in southern Mosul have also been purged from Daesh presence.
— Iraqi media say more than 43 terrorist positions have been destroyed in intensified airstrikes conducted by the Iraqi air force and the international coalition led by the US since the beginning of the liberating operation.
— Iraqi joint forces have also liberated the villages of al-Khadr and al-Abbas, east of Mosul after fierce fighting with the Daesh terrorists.
— Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi has warned of potential revenge attacks by Daesh elsewhere in the country amid the losses the group is facing in Mosul.
— Iraq’s Federal Police have advanced six kilometers in their battle against Daesh to the south of Mosul, according to the commander of the forces, Shaker Jawdat.
— According to Al-Forat New Agency, Iraq’s Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have captured nine villages to the northeast of Mosul in the Khazer front-line on Monday. Shafaq News website had earlier said the Peshmerga fighters had captured the villages of Shaqoli, al-Badana al-Kobra and al-Badana al-Soghra to the east of Mosul.
— The commander of the armed forces in Kurdistan region said on Monday that more than 4,000 Peshmerga fighters are taking part in the operation for Mosul.
— The Popular Mobilization Units, also known by its Arabic name al-Hashed al-Sha’abi, have been firing artillery shells at the terrorists’ positions in southern Mosul.
— Stephen O’Brien, the United Nations (UN)’s under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, has expressed concern over the safety of the civilians trapped in Mosul. “Families are at extreme risk of being caught in cross-fire or targeted by snipers. Tens of thousands of Iraqi girls, boys, women and men may be under siege or held as human shields.” He added, “Depending on the intensity and scope of the fighting, as many as one million people may be forced to flee their homes in a worst-case scenario.
— According to UN figures, up to one and a half million civilians may be trapped in the city.
Iraq wants complete withdrawal of Turkish troops
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday warned Turkey about the repercussions of Ankara’s deployment of troops north of Iraq and said Baghdad wants a complete pull-out of Turkish troops.
Abadi slammed Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for defending the controversial deployment, saying Erdogan should know that Iraq is no place for picnicking of Turkish soldiers.
Turkey will play a role in Mosul operation
Erdogan has again rejected calls by Baghdad for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Iraqi territory. He said on Monday that it would be “unthinkable” for Ankara not to participate in the Mosul operation, stressing Turkey will certainly be part of the offensive to retake the city.
Historic coordination between Iraqi army, Peshmerga fighters
Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani has hailed the “historic” coordination between Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters participating in the Mosul operation, saying some 200 square kilometers of land were purged of Daesh militants on the first day of the offensive.
Unity key factor in Mosul liberation
Iraqi President Fuad Masum ensured Iraqis on Monday that Mosul will be liberated soon and reiterated the need for unity among various ethnic groups as a key element in the army’s push to retake Mosul.
Turkey must not intervene in Mosul operation
This comes as Turkish media said on Monday that Ankara had sent a delegation to the Iraqi capital for talks on the controversial deployment of Turkish troops to the Iraqi soil. The reports say the delegation, headed by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ümit Yalçın, will try to persuade Iraq to reconsider its objection to the presence of Turkish troops.
Saving a city in distress
​The Iraqi premier announced the start of the operations to liberate Mosul from Daesh terrorists on Sunday.
The city fell to the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in June 2014 shortly after they unleashed a campaign of terror and destruction in the northern and western parts of Iraq.
Forces from al-Hashed al-Sha’abi as well as Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are backing the Iraqi army in the final push to liberate Mosul, the last major Daesh stronghold in Iraq.