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Hi All, I meant to post this sooner. Happy Chanukah!
Chanukah in the US started at sunset on December 16th and goes for eight-days.
- Barb Townsend

•Jewish Year 5775: sunset December 16, 2014 - nightfall December 24, 2014
 (first candle: night of 12/16; last candle: night of 12/23)

Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ HAH-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as  or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah or hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional visually distinct branch. The extra light is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש‎, "attendant") and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the shamash is to have a light available for practical use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves for purposes other than publicizing and meditating upon Hanukkah is forbidden.

Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil based foods such as doughnuts and latkes.

Hanukkah became more widely celebrated beginning from the 1970s, when Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson called for public awareness of the festival and encouraged the lighting of public menorahs.
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« Last post by Yowbarb on Today at 10:33:27 AM »
Cape Verde volcano mentioned in this AM's video from suspicious0bservers.
2 CMEs Coming, Disaster Report | S0 News December 19, 2014  5:46    6,597 views


Published on Dec 19, 2014
Today's Featured Links:
Volcano:  SEE VIDEO

A powerful volcanic eruption at Pico do Fogo volcano on the island of Fogo, Cape Verde, destroyed two villages and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people, Cape Verde officials said.

Sky News reports that the volcano first erupted on Nov. 23, at which point, 1,000 residents of Chã das Caldeiras – comprised of two villages, Portela and Bangaeira at the base of the volcano – evacuated.

"It's more than a century and a half of history that has literally been wiped out," said Arlinda Neves, a local journalist, in an Earthweek report.

Little happened at Pico do Fogo for four days following the first eruption, so many island residents thought the volcanic activity might have stopped. But the volcano erupted again, spewing lava onto both Portela and Bangaeira, destroying the villages.

"The lava front, [which was] more than 500 metres [547 yards] north of outlying houses in Bangeira a week ago, has swept over much of the village and continues to move forward," the island's fire brigade chief Arlindo Lima said Monday.

Luckily, the 1,500 residents of the villages had evacuated ahead of the lava, preventing certain death.

As the AFP reports, more people could be in the path of the lava flow in the days to come. Officials have reportedly warned residents of Fonsaco village that they will likely need to evacuate if the lava continues its approach.

Earthweek reported the lava appears to be moving toward the Monte Velho forest reserve and an area that produces Fogo coffee.

The wire service reports that Pico do Fogo hasn't erupted this violently since 1995
PLANET X ASTRONOMY / Re: Suspicious Observers
« Last post by Yowbarb on Today at 10:25:38 AM »
suspicious0bservers uploaded 6 hours ago

2 CMEs Coming, Disaster Report | S0 News December 19, 2014  5:46    6,597 views


Published on Dec 19, 2014
Today's Featured Links:
SOLAR EVENTS / Re: Ed's Newer Topic for Geomagnetic Warnings, etc.
« Last post by Yowbarb on Today at 10:13:03 AM »
SOHO coronagraph movie:

A CME is heading in the general direction of Earth, and it could deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field later today. Scroll past this SOHO coronagraph movie for storm probabilities.
NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of polar geomagnetic storms. The cloud was hurled into space two days ago by an M9-class explosion in the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2242. Although the bulk of the CME flew south of the sun-Earth line, a collision is still possible. Computer models suggest a glancing impact on Dec. 19th with magnetic reverberations lasting until the 20th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.
SOLAR EVENTS / Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
« Last post by Yowbarb on Today at 10:02:30 AM »

Big sunspot AR2241 erupted on Dec. 18th (21:58 UT), producing a strong M6-class solar flare. Extreme UV radiation from the blast ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere and briefly blacked out HF radio communications over the Pacific Ocean. Stay tuned for updates about a possible Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME). 

Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 10:49 AM PST.

Ancient Egyptian technology may be our first line of defense from hospital infections

by Walter Einenkel

No matter where in the world you find yourself, hospitals are filled with bacteria and viruses and potential infections for patients. Constanza Correa and her colleagues believe they have found a simple, and very old, fix that could greatly reduce inpatients' chances of infection—replacing bedrails with copper.

Copper definitely wipes out microbes. "Bacteria, yeasts and viruses are rapidly killed on metallic copper surfaces, and the term "contact killing" has been coined for this process," wrote the authors of an article on copper in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. That knowledge has been around a very long time. The journal article cites an Egyptian medical text, written around 2600-2000 B.C., that cites the use of copper to sterilize chest wounds and drinking water.
Cassandra D. Salgado, MD (who, besides being a hospital epidemiologist and associate professor of medicine, is also the medical director for infection prevention at the Medical University of South Carolina) explains:

...that the antimicrobial effect of copper-alloy surfaces is a result of the metal stealing electrons from the bacteria when they come into contact with each other. “Once the bacteria donate the electrons to the copper metal, this places the organism into a state of electrical-charge deficit,” she says. “As a consequence, free radicals are generated inside the cell, which ultimately leads to the cell’s death.”
Early data from a study done where copper rails were used in 3 separate hospitals' ICU units are promising.

Our study demonstrated that placing a copper alloy surface onto 6 common, highly touched objects in ICU rooms reduced the risk of HAI by more than half at all study sites.
Copper hasn't been used because it's cheaper to mass-produce plastics and stainless steel moldings. However, hospital related infections are considerably more of an economic burden for everyone involved.

In industrialized countries, 5 percent of patients develop these infections and the number is three times more in developing countries. These are infections like pneumonia and urinary tract infections. In the United States, the annual direct cost to treat these infections is $40 billion a year. Plus the patient loses time at work. And we don't consider what happens after a patient leaves the hospital. They may get sick [from these infections] later, too.
In the end, the bump in price to install copper bedrails is not that much. The larger question will be whether hospitals get more radical and actually outfit the numerous surfaces that can benefit from the use of copper.
Copper kills everything. Why wouldn't you use it?

Latest headlines since the previous lists in this topic, most recent first.

1) from "The Extinction Protocol: 2012 and beyond" at :

Nothing new there - since Nov. 13.

2)  From

December 19, 2014  — Could Earth's Magnetic Poles Flip This Century? Click for report. [image]  Swarm satellite (ESA) measurements made from January to June 2014 show a dramatic decline in Earth's magnetic field over North and South America with a strengthening of the Earth's magnetic field over the southern Indian Ocean.
EARTH CHANGES / Re: Earthquakes General
« Last post by Jimfarmer on Today at 08:13:20 AM »
Latest earthquakes in last 24 hours according to :
(34 'quakes of magnitude >2.4    Total mags = 142.8    Avg mag = 4.2)
*  Mag. 5.6  in south-central South Atlantic Ocean, opp. Tierra del Fuego.
*  Mag. 5.5  4.6  4.6  off the east coasts of Japan; north, and mid-north (three sites).
*  Mag. 5.3  3-of-4.x in Indonesia, off the far north-west tip, and north mid-east (one site + one cluster - two listed as India).
*  Mag. 5.1  in south mid-west South Pacific Ocean, opp. southern tip of Chile.
*  Mag. 5.1  in Vanuatu.
*  Mag. 5.0  4.8  on and off the north-east-most coast of New Zealand (two sites).
*  Mag. 5.0  south of Fiji and west of Tonga.
*  Mag. 5.0  in north-east Nepal (listed as China).
*  Mag. 4.8  4.2  on west coasts of central Guatemala,and far south Mexico (two sites).
*  Mag. 4.7  on the central coast of Algeria.
*  Mag. 4.7  in the Arabian Sea, south of Oman (listed as Yemen).
*  Mag. 4.6  in north-east Afghanistan.
*  Mag. 4.6  in north-east Chile.
*  Mag. 4.4  south of Japan, towards Taiwan.
*  Mag. 4.3  2.8  in California USA; off the north coast, and central mid-north (two sites).
*  Mag. 4.1  in west central Iran.
*  Mag. 3.7  3.4  in central Oklahoma USA; north, and mid-north (two sites).
*  Mag. 3.7  in far north-west Nevada USA (listed as Oregon).
*  Mag. 3.2  in west mid-north Oregon USA.
*  Mag. 3.1  3-of-2.x  in Alaska; central mid-north and mid-south, and south-central coast (four sites).
*  Mag. 2.9  2.8  north of Puerto Rico (two close sites).
*  Little shakers (1.0 ~ 2.4) in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah (USA);  south-west Yukon (Canada);  northern Baja California (Mexico);  and Puerto Rico region.
48 little shakers in California and Nevada (some listed as Oregon).
Notes:  Quarry blasts and explosions are excluded from above list and totals.  USGS lists some sites near borders as near locations across the border.
77 earthquakes of magnitude >1.9 in last 24 hours in Euro-Med region, according to
« Last post by Yowbarb on December 18, 2014, 10:52:37 PM »
Volcanic eruption in Cape Verde destroys two villages Dec 16
Bissau (AFP) - The biggest eruption of Cape Verde volcano Pico do Fogo in decades has destroyed two villages and threatens a forest reserve Tuesday, officials said.
Some 1,500 people were forced to abandon their homes before the lava flow reached the villages of Portela and Bangeira on Fogo island in the Atlantic archipelago, fire brigade chief Arlindo Lima said late Monday on national radio.
More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the Cha das Caldeiras region at the foot of the volcano immediately after it first erupted on November 23, while officials closed the airport as the skies darkened with ash.
Lima, who heads civil protection services, said that the lava gained ground on Sunday. "The lava front, (which was) more than 500 metres (547 yards) north of outlying houses in Bangeira a week ago, has swept over much of the village and continues to move forward."
The village of Portela has also been destroyed, according to Lima and local journalists.
Volcanic activity is rare, but when its highest peak Pico do Fogo erupted, expert Bruno Faria told state-owned Radio Cape Verde that the initial blast was "much greater than the one in 1995", which showered the island with ash. Residents said that gas was also coming out of the crater.
Nine injured, one missing after Indonesian volcanic eruption
December 19, 2014 12:53 pm
Jakarta (dpa) - Nine people were injured and another was missing as they scrambled to escape a volcanic eruption in eastern
Indonesia, an official said Friday.
The Mount Gamalama volcano in North Maluku province erupted late Thursday, sending ash and rocks 2,000 metres into the sky, said Sutopo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.

The victims, all mountain climbers, were injured while running to escape the eruption, and not by volcanic materials, Sutopo said.

One person from the group was still unaccounted for, he said.

The volcanic ash was still blanketing much of the city of Ternate on Friday morning, Sutopo said.
WHAT'S LURKING IN 2014 / Re: Global Banker and Dark Cabal Roundup
« Last post by Yowbarb on December 18, 2014, 10:15:56 PM »
I believe at least part of that will happen.
Some really good things will happen...
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