An unusually large number of high-profile earthquakes sprung up across the globe over the weekend, causing extensive damage to a roadway in Mexico and leaving residents shaken in southern Europe, Egypt and the U.S. Saturday, an earthquake near the Mexico – U.S. border collapsed chunks of this 300-yard stretch of highway. “The road is about 60 miles south of Tijuana. It passes over geological fault. The earthquake ranged in magnitude from 1.3 to 4.3.” There were surprisingly no injuries, but one truck driver hauling 36 tons of cement had to wait hours before being pulled to safety. Also Saturday, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake reportedly hit the Mediterranean Sea, shaking nearby Turkey, Cyprus and Egypt. That was followed by a 4.9 magnitude earthquake nearly 1,500 miles away around Naples, Italy early Sunday morning. Residents reportedly slept in their cars in fear of aftershocks that might damage buildings. In the U.S., Oklahoma dealt with several earthquakes over the last week with more striking over the weekend. Most were reported as minor between 2.0 magnitude and 4.9., but the Midwestern state has rarely dealt with earthquakes, until recent years. “We’ve had tornadoes and hail storms and those types of things, but never earthquakes. Great. So now Oklahoma has to be worried about the sky falling AND the ground dropping out? Well, not quite — at least not to a very high degree. According to the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, magnitude 2 and smaller earthquakes general happen several times around the world daily, while bigger ones are more rare. A magnitude 8 or higher usually only happens about once a year. Many of these reported earthquakes were between 2.0 magnitude a 4.9. No extensive damage was reported in the ones in Turkey, Italy and Oklahoma and no injuries were reported in any of them. -AJC
The sun’s magnetic field has fully reversed its polarity, marking the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24, which will be completed in 11 years time - Independent UK
Dennis Woodside, Motorola's chief executive, showed off its latest tattoo technology at the 11th All Things D conference (D11). Smartphone users who want to ditch their passwords could soon be able to use electronic tattoos, or even pills, to do the job.
Regina Dugan, Motorola's senior vice president of advance research demonstrated the tattoo at D11. She argued that there are great benefits to the tattoos and pills.
"Authentication is irritating," Dugan said. "In fact its so irritating only about half the people do it, despite the fact there is a lot of information about you on your smartphone, which makes you far more prone to identity theft."
"Having the boldness to think differently about problems that everybody has every day is really important for Motorola now."
Dr. Katherine Albrecht, author of the best-selling book Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID, talked more about the new technology on CBN's Newswatch, June 4.
The "biostamps" contain flexible electronic circuits that attach to the skin with a rubber stamp. To verify identity, users would just place their smartphone near their tattoo.
With the computer chip pills, once swallowed stomach acid powers tiny tablets, which give off an ECG trace that can MotoroVERIFY Identity.
Privacy advocates say they're concerned about these latest developments, but a motorola spokeswoman says the company won't be put off by people who find the technology "creepy." - Read Article Here
COMMENTARY: Those who are technology eccentric without any knowledge of the Most High will accept the new system of the beast without giving it a second thought.
It’s likely the world in the not-so-distant future will be increasingly populated by computerized people like Amal Graafstra.
The 37-year-old doesn’t need a key or password to get into his car, home or computer. He’s programmed them to unlock at the mere wave of his hands, which are implanted with radio frequency identification tags. The rice-size gadgets work so well, the Seattle resident says, he’s sold similar ones to more than 500 customers through his company Dangerous Things.
The move to outfit people with electronic devices that can be swallowed, implanted in their bodies or attached to their skin via “smart tattoos” could revolutionize health care and change the way people interact with devices and one another. Critics call the trend intrusive, even sacrilegious. But others say it ultimately will make life better for everybody. Some researchers and executives envision a day when devices placed in people will enable them to control computers, prosthetic devices and many other things solely with their thoughts.
“In the next 10 to 20 years we will see rapid development in bioengineered and man-machine interfaces,” predicted Graafstra, who wrote a book about the technology, adding that the trend is going to “push the boundaries of what it means to be human.”
Many large technology companies and researchers are keenly interested in the topic.
In a patent application made public in November, Google’s Motorola Mobility branch proposed an “electronic skin tattoo” for the throat — with a built-in microphone, battery and wireless transceiver — that would let someone operate other devices via voice commands. - See pictures Here
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election year.
Nudging Congress along, a vacationing President Barack Obama called two senators proposing an extension to offer his support. From Hawaii, Obama pledged Friday to push Congress to move quickly next year to address the "urgent economic priority," the White House said.
For families dependent on cash assistance, the end of the federal government's "emergency unemployment compensation" will mean some difficult belt-tightening as enrollees lose their average monthly stipend of $1,166. - Yahoo News
Beware of the false prophet - Revelation 17!
Famines and Pestilences on the Rise as Prophesied. Time to turn back to The Most High's ways for true Salvation.
The Name of the Most High is linked in our DNA code which connects us all.
Tropics Go Wintery! ... Northern Thailand declared cold disaster zone ... snow in Vietnam ... in Turkey "animals literally freeze where they stand"!
Donkeys freeze where they stand during a cold snap in Turkey
A flurry of Middle Eastern and Asian news websites are reporting on "unusual" cold sweeping across vast areas of Asia and the Middle East.
The online Thailand pattayamail.com reports "Hundreds of thousands of residents of northern and northeastern Thailand are suffering from the current cold snap, with many areas having been declared disaster zones. [...] Some 100,000 people are suffering from the cold and in need of winter clothing. "
The German language thailand-tip.com reports that the "Meteorological Institute forecasts temperatures in the north to fall another 4 - 7°C by Thursday." - SOTT
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