...not one of the explosions so far has hurled a significant CME toward Earth. The primary effect of the flares has been to ionize Earth's upper atmosphere, causing a series of short-lived HF radio communications blackouts. Such blackouts may be noticed by amateur radio operators, aviators, and mariners.
Editor: Increasing activity...
During the past 48 hours, monster sunspot AR2192 has unleashed seven M-class solar flares. The most powerful of the bunch (Oct 22nd at 0159 UT) was an M9-class eruption that almost crossed the threshold into X-territory.
“What we've seen is that we can have multiple faults activated,” said Lay. “We've seen it off Sumatra and off Japan. Once earthquakes get going they can activate faulting in areas that were thought not physically feasible.”
...directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected.
Obama opposed marriage equality until May of 2012. He told me that he now believes the Constitution requires all states to allow same-sex marriage, an argument that his Administration has not yet made before the Supreme Court. “Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states,” he said.
10/20/2014, informedchristians.com, By Daniel Valles, Editor
This 14-page PDF compiles our three articles (Commanded to Watch, 5 Lamps Gone Out, and Beware the Tribulation Snare) studying why many Christians will be appointed with the hypocrites at Christ's return for His Bride, the Church.
...shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The team will be made up of personnel from various military services and include "20 critical care nurses, five doctors trained in infectious disease, and five trainers in infectious disease protocols." They will be sent to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio,Texas, for up to seven days of specialized training in infection control and personal protective equipment.
Nearly all of North America, except for a portion of eastern Canada and a slice of eastern New England, will experience the partial solar eclipse this week.
Big sunspot AR2192 has grown even bigger, spreading across 1/3rd more solar terrain today than it did yesterday. ...On Oct. 20th, NOAA forecasters boosted the odds of an M-class flare to 60% and an X-flare to 20%. ...The next X-flare, if one occurs, will be even more geoeffective as the sunspot turns toward Earth.
...the 43 were part of an initial 48 people who were being monitored because they had contact with Mr. Duncan before he was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 28. ...About 120 more people continue to be monitored for symptoms.
“They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said. ...will primarily be building hospitals, ultimately leading what could be a contingent of 4,000 American service members.
It's the second meeting in as many days on Ebola that Klain hasn’t attended after being appointed into the position on Friday.
Editor: It's deliberate. It's planned. It's intentional. All of it.
Behemoth sunspot AR2192 has unleashed an X1-class solar flare. ...More X-flares are likely as AR2192 turns toward Earth in the days ahead.
...has tested negative for the disease, and in Texas some of the dozens of people still being monitored were expected to be cleared on Sunday and Monday. ...On Sunday and Monday, more were expected to end 21 days of monitoring for fever and other symptoms.
...can screen for the genetic markers of a wide number of respiratory, gastro-intestinal and other illness, including Ebola, but only with the right “kit” in place. Current FDA guidelines would not have allowed Dallas Presbyterian Hospital to get that kit. ...it’s one of the machines that the military is currently using to screen for Ebola in Africa. ...BioFire Diagnostics, a Utah-based firm that produces disease detection technology, confirmed that the Dallas Presbyterian Hospital did in fact have one of the machines (possibly for as long as two years) sitting on the shelf when Duncan came in.
Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organised rally Friday over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque ...The rally was also attended by other Palestinian factions, including the militant Islamic Jihad.
The sunspot's primary dark core could swallow our entire planet with room to spare. This sunspot could cause a sharp increase in solar activity over the weekend.
The excitement continues to build as Comet Siding Spring rapidly approaches the Red Planet ...The comet will come within 139,500 km (86,000 miles) [about 1/3rd the distance between Earth and the Moon] above the [Mar's] planet’s surface on Sunday.
Millions of people across North America could have a chance to observe a partial solar eclipse next week, weather permitting.
Infowars.com is calling for a general strike across the United States in response to the federal government’s botched response to the Ebola outbreak and the Obama administration’s refusal to block flights coming in from West Africa.
Editor: I am NOT a fan of Infowars or Alex Jones - NOR am I a fan of this idea. This is a problem-reaction - create a problem to where the people beg for the reaction. With all of the suspicious activity heretofore regarding ebola, this does seem to be rather 'convenient' - and pointless on top of that.
The incident understandably alarmed passengers and crew alike. New York Republican Congressman Peter King immediately fired off a letter to the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) demanding to know how CDC officials were able to make such a determination so quickly. ...after a “cursory examination,” officials gave the all clear.
Editor: The data no longer shows on USGS site...
...temporarily closed three of its campuses after a family of four, including two students from the district, traveled on the same flight as a nurse who has since been diagnosed with Ebola. ...expects to reopen the schools on Monday. Campuses and some school buses were disinfected on Thursday by the same decontamination firm that cleaned Texas Health Presbyterian
...she had recently returned from Africa vomited outside the Pentagon on Friday, prompting police to close a parking lot and entrance amid concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus.
In addition to the unannounced drills at hospitals, New York will expand the tests to college campuses, subways and mass transit areas.
...the subway drills, also using actors, are designed to better prepare transit workers for the possibility an infected patient becoming ill on the subway. ...Asked what practical steps New Yorkers could take to protect themselves, Zucker urged New Yorkers to get their flu shot. The flu, also a virus, can cause fever and stomach pains, the same early symptoms of Ebola. It would help health officials if they could quickly eliminate that as a possibility if someone walks in to an emergency room with those symptoms.
Editor: Many people who get the flu shot actually get the flu and symptoms!!! Do not get the flu shot. This may also be a transition step to get people used to mass 'vaccination'. The creation of increased flu symptoms is only going to clog the system up royally...
...the U.S. Government has confirmed one of the cruise passengers to have very mild Ebola symptoms. ...The Belize Coast Guard is currently preventing anyone from leaving the ship, including the Belizean pilot on board.
Editor: Related: Worker who may have handled Ebola specimen on cruise
Palestinians, fearing Israel planned to restrict access to the site for Muslims, clashed with Israeli police there earlier this week when security forces arrived for what a police spokesman said was an attempt to stop them from "staging a riot and disrupting visits".
"We hope that our partners will realise the recklessness of attempts to blackmail Russia, will remember the risks that a spat between major nuclear powers incurs for strategic stability,"
...seen in close proximity to Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson (while the rest of the members of staff are fully protected) was unprotected...
While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition.
The Colombian government in South America later announced it would bar entry by anyone who has traveled to five African nations within the preceding four weeks.
...in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home. ...News that one of the nurses, Amber Vinson, traveled aboard a commercial airliner while running a slight fever ratcheted up public health concerns on Wednesday, prompting several schools in Ohio and Texas to close because people with ties to the schools shared the flight with Vinson.
Editor: Be prepared for an increasing number if disruptions...
The Ohio Department of Health issued new Ebola quarantine protocols for local health departments that go beyond those issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...Two schools in the Cleveland area were also closed because of the disease: A teacher at one school was “suspected of having contact with an affected person,” and the teacher at another school was on a different flight “but perhaps the same aircraft” as Vinson.
The county “has the potential to suffer widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus,” according to a proposed draft of the declaration.
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