SEYMOUR, Tenn. Dead Birds Fall From Sky

 Dead Birds Fall From SkyResidents in Seymour were startled after seeing dozens of small birds dropping dead from the sky over the weekend.As many as an estimated 300 dead birds appeared to be mostly starlings and were reported to police on Sunday afternoon along Boyd Creek Highway.Several birds were still alive and flopping on the road when the newspaper’s photographer arrived.Sgt. Robert Stoffle, of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department, said a witness told police that the birds were seen in flight shortly before they fell to the ground. Stoffle said a state wildlife official took some of the birds from the scene for testing. A highway department truck with a snow blade attachment scraped the birds onto the shoulder. (Hosea 4:3) “Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.”

(Zephaniah 1:2-3) “I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord.I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord.”

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Scientists find dome of ‘violent’ submarine volcano off the coast of Baja, California

Scientists have discovered one of the world’s weirdest volcanoes on the seafloor near the tip of Baja, Mexico. The petite dome about 165 feet tall (50 meters) and 4,000 feet long by 1,640 feet wide (1,200 m by 500 m) lies along the Alarcón Rise, a seafloor-spreading center. Tectonic forces are tearing the Earth’s crust apart at the spreading center, creating a long rift where magma oozes toward the surface, cools and forms new ocean crust. Circling the planet like baseball seams, seafloor-spreading centers (also called mid-ocean ridges) produce copious amounts of basalt, a low-silica content lava rock that makes up the ocean crust. But samples from the newly discovered volcano are strangely rhyolite lava, and have the highest silica content (up to 77 percent) of any rocks collected from a mid-ocean ridge, said Brian Dreyer, a geochemist at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The results were presented last week at the annu

al meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered the volcano this spring, during a three-month expedition to the Gulf of California, the warm stretch of water that separates Baja from mainland Mexico. A remote-control vehicle explored the volcano, which is 7,800 feet (2,375 m) below the surface, and brought samples back to the ship. “When we picked up the rocks and got them back on the ship, we immediately noticed that they were very low density, and they were very light, glassy and gray. They were not the usual dark, black, shiny basalts,” Dreyer told OurAmazingPlanet. “So we immediately knew that something was unusual.” The volcano is primarily rhyolite and a silicic lava called dacite, said MBARI geologist Jennifer Paduan.“To find this along a mid-ocean ridge is a total surprise,” she told OurAmazingPlanet.

Boulders and blocks the size of cars and small houses littered the steep slopes of the dome, the robot’s video camera showed. Of more concern is the evidence for explosive volcanism, which is typical of rhyolite volcanoes, Paduan said. “It’s only 100 kilometers [60 miles] from land. When the sun is setting, you can see Cabo,” she said. Both the Baja Peninsula and mainland Mexico near Alarcón Rise have cities and luxury resorts. The Gulf of California is also home to endangered sea life. Rhyolite lava carries more gas and volatiles (things that are likely to cause explosions) than basalt, and when magma meets water, it vaporizes instantly, driving an even more explosive eruption. “There’s definitely explosive deposits there, and that is of extreme concern, given that the ridge is so close to land and the tsunami potential of a big explosion there,” Paduan said. “We don’t know how explosive, and that is something we are definitely trying to figure out.”

Iran: Revolutionary Guard Claims ‘Capture’ Of Another U.S. Drone

A U.S. Navy spokesman says no American drones are missing in the Middle East following Iranian claims it had captured an unmanned American surveillance aircraft.

Cmdr. Jason Salata, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, says all U.S. drones in the region are “fully accounted for.” He also cast doubt on Iranian claims Tuesday that the U.S. ScanEagle drone entered Iranian airspace, saying U.S. operations in the Persian Gulf are “confined to internationally recognized water and airspace.”

He says that U.S. ScanEagles have been lost into the sea in the past, but none have gone down recently.

Other nations in the Gulf, including the United Arab Emirates, have ScanEagle drones in service.

The 5th Fleet is based in Bahrain.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

Iran’s state TV said Tuesday that the country’s Revolutionary Guard has captured a U.S. drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf.

The report quoted the Guard’s navy chief, Gen. Ali Fadavi, as saying that the Iranian forces caught the “intruding” drone, which had apparently taken off from a U.S. aircraft carrier.

Fadavi said the unmanned ScanEagle aircraft was now in Iran’s possession.

“The U.S. drone, which was conducting a reconnaissance flight and gathering data over the Persian Gulf in the past few days, was captured by the Guard’s navy air defense unit as soon as it entered Iranian airspace,” Fadavi said. “Such drones usually take off from large warships.”

He didn’t provide any further details nor said when the incident happened. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, said it was “looking into” the Iranian claims but had no immediate comment beyond that.

But Al-Alam, the Iranian state TV’s Arabic-language channel, showed two Guard commanders examining what appeared to be an intact ScanEagle drone. It was not immediately clear if that was the same drone Iran claimed to have captured.

In the footage, the two men then point to a huge map of the Persian Gulf in the background, showing the drone’s alleged path of entry into Iranian airspace.

“We shall trample on the U.S,” was printed over the map, next to the Guard’s coat-of-arms.

If true, the seizure of the drone would be the third reported incident involving Iran and U.S. drones in the past two years.

Last month, Iran claimed that a U.S. drone had violated its airspace. Pentagon said the unmanned aircraft came under fire – at least twice but was not hit – and that the Predator was over international waters.

In 2011, Iran claimed it brought down a CIA spy drone after it entered Iranian airspace from its eastern borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan. The RQ-170 Sentinel drone, which is equipped with stealth technology, was captured almost intact. Tehran later said it recovered data from the top-secret drone.

In the case of the Sentinel, after initially saying only that a drone had been lost near the Afghan-Iran border, American officials eventually confirmed it had been monitoring Iran’s military and nuclear facilities. Washington asked for it back but Iran refused, and instead released photos of Iranian officials studying the aircraft.

The U.S and its allies believe Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon. Iran denies the charge, saying its nuclear activities are for peaceful purposes only, such as power generation and cancer treatment.

Source: huffingtonpost.com

MAMMOTH SINKHOLE FOUR FOOTBALL FIELDS WIDE DEVOURS SEVERAL ACRES AND HIGHWAY

A Giant Sinkhole has devoured several acres of land and part of an Ohio highway.The hole, estimated by the local fire chief to be the size of four football fields, swallowed up part of State Route 516 in Dover. The road will have to be closed for months while engineers determine the best way to make permanent repairs.”I’ve worked for ODOT sixteen years and I’ve never seen anything of this magnitude,” said Ohio Department of Transportation District 11 Director Lloyd McAdam. “It’s very unusual that something like this would happen.”Hank Rutkowski, a mechanical engineer who works only a few hundred yards from the sinkhole, says a man who works in the same building was just about to drive where the sinkhole was rapidly forming.”There was a car coming down this road right about at the end when it was still driveable,” Rutkowski said. “Mike started waving his arms to stop traffic. That person might have been lucky.”Engineers will continue inspecting the sinkhole and may eventually consider building a bridge over the affected area. ODOT’s McAdam predicted it would be until 2013 that permanent repairs would be made.”It’s going to be a while before the road is open because this is a significant fix, and we’re entering winter season where not a whole lot of construction can take place,” he said.

KE$HA’S SATANIC “DIE YOUNG” PERFORMANCE LIVE ON THE TODAY SHOW

People please wake up! My fellow watch man Jason breaks this video down. I want to point out that ke$sha Also claims to have sex with a spirit. Check this stuff out.

The  hand sign often is con-fused with the deaf hand signal of the phrase, “I love you.”  While at first this appears an odd resemblance, we register an “ahh, I get it!” emotion when we discover that the person who invented, or created, the hand sign system for the deaf, Helen Keller, was herself an occultist and Theosophist. Did Keller purposely design the deaf’s “I love you” sign to be such a remarkable imitation of the classic sign of Satan? Was Keller saying, basically, “I love you, Devil?

Flooding Affects Dozens Of Scottish Homes

Mandy Strachan clears flood water from a shop in Aberfoyle which has been flooded after the River Forth burst its banks.Residents have been Evacuated from their homes after Scottish villages were affected by Flooding after heavy Rain.Residents in Comrie, Perthshire, were forced to leave when the Water of Ruchill burst its banks just before 8am .Tayside Fire and Rescue Service said about 70 firefighters and 10 appliances were at the scene, including water rescue teams.The flooding has extended into large parts of Dalginross, Camp Road, Bank Road, Tay Avenue, Glebe Road and Duke Road, the fire service said.Roads around Dalginross have been closed by police and an emergency rest centre has been set up by Perth and Kinross Council at Strathearn leisure centre in nearby Crieff. Properties have also been flooded in Dunblane, Aberfoyle and Callander, a spokesman for Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service said, leading to the main street in Aberfoyle being closed in both directions.A Red Cross spokesman said the volunteers, who are based in Dundee, have helped more than 20 people who were evacuated from their properties, including a number of elderly people from two care homes.

Other volunteers have been standing by in a specially-equipped Red Cross Fire and Emergency Services Support (FESS) vehicle, which is an adapted mobile home where people can be given shelter, first aid, emotional support and dry clothing.Robert Colburn, Red Cross senior service manager for east Scotland, said: “Our FESS team were called in by Tayside Fire and Rescue at about 11.15am.”Just 20 minutes later, we were asked to send in emergency response volunteers by the Scottish Ambulance Service. “Our main duties are to look after the welfare of people arriving at the rest centre and to give as much help as we can to the emergency services.”All Red Cross FESS and emergency response volunteers are highly-trained in the skills needed to look after people in times of crisis such as flooding or house fires.”As an emergency response organisation, the Red Cross has vast experience of helping people in all sorts of crises.”Rab Middlemiss, group manager at Tayside Fire and Rescue, said that about 30 people who had moved out of their homes because of flooding in Comrie in August had again been hit by the severe weather. Source:Sky News