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I am still here and so is Bird Flu

March 1, 2008

I’m Back!!  Miss me? Lol I took a break for a bit while I have been researching the elections, watching them on the edge of my seat and screaming at the television reporters. I decided the entire thing is rigged anyways so I gave up on it.  Oh, if anyone cares that we of Florida and Michigan are not allowed to be in this election here is a petition I encourage you to sign to seat our delegates NOW.  It does not matter what state you live in, you can sign it from any state.   http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/seatourdelegates/index.html 

Today I started reading up on the bird flu and was totally shocked.  The first thing I saw was 100 people dead in Indonesia.  Now, having taken a bit of a break and coming back to this bird flu topic was quite an eye opener.  I was totally overwhelmed.   

As I was reading, it seems that this H5N1 thing is everywhere.  It is not slowing down and is not stopping. Even after years of fighting this bird flu, it is still on the move.  I sat back and thought, “Gee, it didn’t go away.”  

Somehow this struck me as an odd thought which made me wonder if I actually did think it would go away?  This avian flu has been around for years, it is constantly refusing to leave no matter how many millions of birds are culled. It is changing and mutating. Every time we think okay, it is quiet, this mega flu starts to scream again.  

 I’m sorry, I am disturbed that there are 100 people dead out of 124 cases in Indonesia.  That is a death rate of almost 80 percent.  I rolled that number off my tongue several times…EIGHTY PERCENT death rate!  It was not a pleasant sensation.  Now what if this was a pandemic?  There are six billion people (give or take a few) in the world and at 80 percent death rate if this went across the board with an 80 percent death rate (which it will not) it would be utter, total devastation.   

Today was a start after a little break here for me. I’m back at this again. I do have to admit, it scared the heebie zeebies out of me when I started reading all the posts and articles on it.  What also struck me was how easy it was for me to close my eyes and just pretend it had gone away.  By throwing myself into the primary presidential elections, I did not have to watch the horror of this play out in front of me day by day.  I think now I have a little better understanding of why people do not want to hear about it, do not want to acknowledge it as it is so easy to just close your eyes and pretend it doesn’t exist.  Today was a wake up call for me when I read the bird flu reports.  I just can’t imagine with the over whelming feeling I had today how bad it is going to be for people who are not prepared.   

FYI : Canada goose tests positive for H5N1 avian flu in Dorset 2/29/08

http://birdflubreakingnews.com/templates/birdflu/window.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fwi.co.uk%2FArticles%2F2008%2F02%2F29%2F109601%2Fcanada-goose-tests-positive-for-h5n1-avian-flu-in-dorset.html

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More Accurate 2008 Psychic Preditions come true

February 14, 2008

https://psychicinsights.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/november-7-2007-psychic-predictions-by-pernel/ 

*  Food prices will take sharp rises. 

February 7, 2008 : Soaring Food Prices. Feeling the Pinch?Hold on to your food budget! You’re paying as much as 36% more than last year for common kitchen staples, like eggs, bread, milk, chicken and more.
(Figures are based on the U.S. city average as of Dec. 31, 2007, from the Department of Labor’s CPI.) AOL
 

https://psychicinsights.wordpress.com/2007/08/28/new-psychic-predictions-made-on-august-27-2007/ 

* Many people are asking me what is in store for them for this winter.  In some of the regions winter will jump start and come in very early.  Expect a strange winter with tons of snow hitting some of the regions and very mild temps in others.  I am worried about a massive storm which will blanket most of the country.  Freezing temperatures and large amounts of snow will fall and many states will be affected.  Parts of the country will plunge into the deep freeze and there will be very, very cold temps.  

February 2, 2008: Jan 08’ Northern Hemisphere snow cover: largest anomaly since 1966. There have been a number of indications that January 2008 has been an exceptional month for winter weather in not only North America, but the entire Northern Hemisphere. … Now to add to this, we have images and reports from NOAA and Rutgers University of large anomalies of snow cover extent for the northern hemisphere in January 2008.

Source: http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/jan08-northern-hemisphere-snow-cover-largest-since-1966/ 

https://psychicinsights.wordpress.com/2007/12/21/2008-psychic-predictions-made-on-december-19-2007/ 

* Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois and other states should be prepared for flooding. 

KentuckyIllinoisOhio River at Newburgh Dam…MOUNT VERNON. NO/ 1033 AM CST SUN Feb 10, 2008 THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE OHIO RIVER  NOAA’s National Weather Service.

* Bird Flu will be found to be mutating once again and more clusters will be reported. It will also be discovered that bird flu has become easier to spread from human to human. 

February 1, 2008: India isolates 26 people as bird flu spreads. India has isolated 26 people with bird flu symptoms and hundreds more are being monitored, officials said on Friday as Pakistan and Thailand also reported outbreaks of bird flu in poultry. India is battling its worst outbreak of avian influenza, which has spread to 13 of West Bengal’s 19 districts. The densely populated state is adjacent to Bangladesh, itself trying to control a major outbreak of bird flu, and has millions of backyard fowl. India has not reported any human infection of the H5N1 bird flu virus in its four outbreaks of avian influenza since 2006.Reuters

February 1, 2008 : Five Indonesians living in the west of Java, the most populous island in the Asian archipelago, have become the latest human fatalities from avian influenza, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed. Indonesian health officials say the five people – two men, two women and a nine-year-old boy – have all succumbed in the past eight days since contracting the H5N1 virus, responsible for outbreaks of bird flu around the world in recent years. So far, 102 of the 124 confirmed bird flu cases in Indonesia have been fatal, according to a statement issued by WHO. The South-East Asian nation is one of a handful of countries where the virus is enzootic, which means it is continuously present and being passed among poultry. United Nations Org. 

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Two Visiting Scientists’ thoughts on Bird Flu

February 8, 2008

I had two clients stop in last week and both of them were scientists, one from Greece and the other one from Bolivia.  I asked them if they were familiar with the H5N1 virus. Both of these ladies were a bit shocked when their psychic started talking to them about the H5N1. I simply pointed to my wall full of degrees and said I am a lot more then just a fortune tellerJ  They both started to laugh and that is when they really opened up.

We got into a deep discussion about this bird flu virus.   These two women are specialists on insect bugs and the spread of their illnesses. One of them is working on Dengue fever and monitoring its spread.  She told me that the H5N1 is a considerable risk to the general population. It is an even greater risk since people are so unaware of it.  We got into a lot of the scientific applications of the bird flu illness. She said the people that she works with believe it will just jump, fast and unexpectedly.  I have to agree with this assessment as I believe it will just start and there will be no stopping it when it does.   

The scientist from Greece showed genuine concern over the H5N1.  She told me that she is going back to her country soon. She wants to try and raise alert levels there with the people.  The Dengue Hemorrhagic form is her specialty. She thinks people need to know it is out of control right now. But she also wants her people to know about the bird flu and its possibilities.   She considers H5N1 as one of the greatest risks to humanity along with global warming.   

The Bolivia scientist shared her belief with me that when this bird flu does strike, it shall be so sudden that it will take the world by storm.  She believes it is being down played, people are no where near prepared and it will be a nightmare out there.  Upon returning back to her home country, she is going to let people there know about the bird flu and how to prepare for it.   

We discussed the mutation of the virus, the possibility of treating the ground with some form of chemical inhibitor that may stop the virus at places birds meet, the over use of Tamiflu and the fact that this H5N1 virus is becoming drug resistant.  We also had a discussion about the survivors from the Spanish pandemic in 1918 and subsequent pandemics.  The one in the 1950’s was also a form of avian flu. Because of this, we all agreed that some of the people who survived that one may also survive this upcoming one. They may have more resistance even though the viruses are very different.   There is a genetic code where some people are immune to these types of illnesses since they do not have the proper receptors for the bird flu virus to connect to their cells.  Both of these scientists seemed very concerned about this H5N1 virus. They want to raise the level of people’s awareness and its implications.  They both believe that the possible risks are not being presented properly to the public. They stressed this over and over again.   

After hours of discussions, we reached the conclusions that people are in the dark, are not being properly informed, that this bird flu virus is very real and it is not going away any time soon.  Trying to fight it with everything we have is a good preventative measure which gives people time to prepare.  As they left, they both gave me a hug and told me I am in the wrong business. They even asked me to consider stepping up into their world of science.  I said, “Nope, I like meeting people like you so I will stay right where I am. Besides I don’t like bugs.”  lol.   

Children and Bird Flu pandemic

January 28, 2008

I’m a little moody today and have spent most of the day reading reports of bird flu.  Of particular interest to me are the reports from Scott McPherson regarding what is going on in West Bengal.  What a nightmare is happening there.  

http://www.scottmcpherson.net/display/ShowJournal?moduleId=1366394&categoryId=116462 

After reading these reports about thousands of people reporting bird flu like symptoms, herds of goats dying from a severe respiratory illness, the massive bird culling going on and the fear that these people are going through, it really hit me hard as I thought more about it. What if that was happening right here in the United States, right now, this very minute?  

 I decided t o ask my 13 year old son, JJ, and my 9 year old grandson, Eli, about their thoughts on bird flu and if it was here, right now what would they do?   Both of them got really quiet when I asked them about the Bird Flu.  Eli said he feels it will not happen here.  JJ concurred and said we live in America and we have the best hospitals, the best games and the best doctors.  Eli agreed and said that the military would shoot it.  I asked them what if I had it, their Dad had it and everyone in the house died from bird flu and they were the only ones left living?   JJ looked stricken and said, “I would be terrified.”   Then he added, “I’m not the best at answering ‘what if’ questions and it can’t happen here in America.”  I asked him further, “Why do you think it will not happen here?”  He told me he feels it is in the land where chickens roam free and are in people’s houses.  Eli said he thinks it can’t cross the water and we don’t have any chickens roaming around so it can’t get here.  I explained to them that this H5N1 illness is a flu, just like the regular flu. So the bird flu could someday be caught and spread like the regular flu.  They both told me they would stay home.  JJ said he could chew on wood to survive if he had to. 

Then I hit them with the real question for a kid their age to relate to, “What if there was no electric for up to three months at a time?”  I made sure they knew and explained that there would be no game systems, no TV, no computers, no lights, no washer and dryer, no cold food and no microwave.  That floored them.  They could not grasp the idea that they would not be able to access the regular everyday things they were used to.  JJ thought for a while and came back to tell me that he could play his PSP and we could get a nuclear generator to run the power for the house.  Next, he added that if we can’t afford a nuclear generator then we could get a windmill or make the entire roof solar panels to charge up the batteries for the game systems or get the computer to work.  Eli said he could play with his toys and have camping at night with flashlights to keep the monsters away.  Then both boys said that they could play a board game if they really had to.  

As I listened to them discussing this and how they would handle a bird flu crisis, I realized that the terror that the children in America would face will be extreme.  Everything they are use to will be disrupted and they will find themselves in an entirely different harsh life style than they were accustomed to. It is hard for them to comprehend what a bird flu pandemic is, what it could realistically do and the massive effects it can have. They will face death straight in their faces with little or no understanding. The monsters they fear at night will take on entirely new faces.  I realized it is time to talk to my children and to inform them.  I also realized it is time to make sure a plan is in place in case the unthinkable happens and everyone in the household does die except them. They need to be prepared as well as the adults should be for the possibility of this bird flu pandemic to lessen their fear, help to contain their terror and to know what to do if the unthinkable does happen.    

Close Contact vs Human to Human bird flu

January 11, 2008

Today I was sitting here and began to ponder what is truly going on in Egypt.  We know there have been five deaths recently from the H5N1. But I have also heard there are currently 105 suspected cases of bird flu there and that 25 people are going to the hospitals every day with suspected cases.   This is a map that shows geographically where all the bird flu cases in Egypt are.  It is amazing to see how close they all are to each other.  I found the map on the H5N1 site at: http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/   along with a very good article written there from Scott McPherson on the current situation in Egypt.  

Check out this Map with all the numerous Bird Flu Human reported cases in Egypt:

As I read over these articles, I couldn’t stop myself from wondering, is the deal with the “No Human to Human contact” which is now being called “close contact” between family members.  Am I stupid or missing something here?  My logic, if I have this illness and I am a human, next one of my family members who is also a human gets it, then it is human to human transmission. After all, I am not a chicken so why call it close contact?  Is it close contact of the first kind? Or close contact of the third kind?  What is the deal on the contextual play with words?  Bottom line, it is human to human transmission if a family member gives it to another family member.  This stuff is confusing enough with little or mixed up information being brought in from other countries. So why not lessen the confusion and call a spade a spade? 

Then I am reading articles that claim that H5N1 is past its time and will never be a threat of a pandemic.  Really?  Tell that to the people in Indonesia, Egypt, China and all the other parts of the world that are suffering from it.  No one knows what this thing is going to do.  We have never seen this before. We have never had to deal with this type of bird flu. Even though we keep killing millions of infected birds, bird flu keeps right on coming.   

Read All About It!! Bird Flu Human to Human Transmissions

December 29, 2007

Earlier today I was reading all the hype on Pakistan being the first country to have a confirmed human to human transmission case of the H5N1.  I wondered what happened to all of the other ones I read about throughout the past few months or did I just trip over my dog, bump my head and imagined they existed? So I started looking for them.  I could have put down hundreds of articles here about the human to human bird flu transmission but just added a few.  I guess the difference with the recent cluster in Pakistan is it is the first confirmed one of human to human.  But there have been several other reports about human to human transmission, not just this one isolated incident in Pakistan.   

This link is from the Wall Street Journal on 12/05/07.  It has the victims and what they died from listed.  

 http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-avfludeaths07-sort.html?&s=0&ps=false&a=up 

I noticed when I looked it over that there were several clusters reported in several places. Though there has been no information as to what actually happened to the infected persons.   

I kept searching and found several articles of interest.  This one says there is confirmed human to human bird flu transmission in Vietnam: 

 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4631-humantohuman-bird-flu-transmission-investigated.html 

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/04/world/asia/04flu.html  

These articles are about Indonesia having limited human to human transmission: 

 http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=060524090549.rlhhjd5z&show_article=1 

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/04170504/H5N1_H2H_Proof.html 

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003082492_birdflu24.html 

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070829/bird_flu_070829/20070829?hub=Health http://uk.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUKN2829220820070828 

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/549006/mutation_found_in_bird_flu_virus/index.html?source=r_health 

These articles are about a father who got the virus from his son: 

 http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/23/news/flu.php 

http://www.newstarget.com/019764.html

 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/23/world/asia/22cnd-flu.html?_r=1&hp&ex=1151121600&en=f086bf34e7d67451&ei=5094&partner=homepage&oref=slogin 

Science report on human transmission. 

 http://www.eurosurveillance.org/em/v10n12/1012-222.asp http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,299561,00.html  

Thailand reporting first case of human to human transmission. 

 http://www.jphpk.gov.my/English/Sept04%2030c.htm http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2004/09/28/birdflu040928.html  

Vietnam reporting human to human spread: 

 http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6912 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4631-humantohuman-bird-flu-transmission-investigated.html 

http://www.asianresearch.org/articles/2624.html  

Thoughts on Bird Flu

December 19, 2007

After having a rather nasty dream about Bird Flu, I woke up this morning feeling very unsettled.  Is it just me or is there actually more human to human transmissions going on? 

I am concerned and thinking about the clusters in Pakistan, China, Indonesia and other places.  I have to ask myself how much of this is going to be covered up?  Now we know that when there was human to human transmission before, it was covered up for almost a year.  So should things be different now?  I don’t think so.   

My dream was harsh, so harsh that I will not write about it but I knew when awakened this morning that H5N1 is on the move and no matter what we do we will not be able to stop it.  Can it be stalled for a bit ?  Yes, stop it? NO.  I also know it is mutating once again and getting easier to spread to humans.  Are we losing the battle here against bird flu?  Unfortunately, yes we are.   

I know there are surges in winter and that the death rate is claimed to be lower this year but I’m sorry, I do not hold any faith in the numbers being touted out there.  Too many people were buried before ever being tested. Too many people were not diagnosed with H5N1 though died from high fevers etc without the “OFFICIAL” notification of it being bird flu so these people cannot be on the list.  What is the real number of human deaths from bird flu? Who knows as we are being given the numbers to keep the count low and no one who dies from H5N1 or dies being suspected of it can be on the list as it is not “CONFIRMED.”  Should we believe the list? No and we should also not believe the current death rate of around 60 percent since it is probably higher.  Take 2007 with 77 confirmed cases and 51 deaths being reported.  Take 51 and divide it by 77 it equals to: 66 percent.  In 2006 there were 115 cases with 79 deaths which makes it 68.6 percent.  If you take Indonesia, the hardest hit country with 115 reported cases and 93 confirmed deaths, the calculated death rate is 80 percent.  Not pretty numbers.

 With the increased numbers of human clusters, sources being harder to track where the H5N1 came from and more human to human transmission of the illness, I believe that the current phase of pandemic should be raised to a level 4. But then again what do I know. Here I have resigned myself to the fact that the avian flu pandemic is going to happen.  I will watch the bloggers and science sites for information since they seem to be the most reliable sources for info out there.  Why are they reliable? Because they care and really want to help people to prepare for the H5N1 pandemic in order to save lives.  There is nothing else in it for them. I personally applaud them for their time, effort, honesty and endurance.   

Bird Flu Vanishes??

November 30, 2007

Have I missed something here or did the H5N1 virus suddenly just go away in Indonesia?  According to Mizzina News, there is a cover up of the bird flu in Shan State located in Myanmar (Burma),  near India.  They report that the bird flu is spreading fast there and it is being purposely concealed. They further report that some of the officials are taking bribes from the farm owners to not cull their flu stricken birds.  www.mizzina.com  

This report is very troubling and I have to wonder if something similar is going on in Indonesia.  The pattern has been, months of people being infected and bird flu deaths were reported almost every ten days to during these past few weeks the H5N1 virus suddenly vanishes?  News about this virus has been too quiet lately. Is information being withheld because of the recent bird flu virus sample dispute?  How can this virus simply vanish? This is disturbing to think about because if it is true and information is being withheld in Indonesia then this poses a terrible risk to the whole world.   

There are now five different forms of this H5N1 virus out there according to news reports. So is now really the time to stand back and play games with this dangerous thing?  I understand the position of the Government of Indonesia since they want to make sure they will get the vaccine when it is created but what if this thing mutates and no one knows it? I do not recall reading anywhere that Indonesia has been fully cleared of  H5N1. What is going on with this bird flu virus?   

Personally, I find this frightening because this avian flu virus has mutated many times and is still doing so.  While we are on some sort of news blackout, it is possible that this virus could jump again and go into full pandemic form without anyone knowing it has happened.  With officials covering it up in some countries and no news from other countries about what is going on, this bird flu virus becomes an increasing deadly concern for most of the world.  It could sneak up, attack at any time and we may not see it coming. 

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Bird Flu Sharing Summit: Money versus value of humanity

November 25, 2007

This morning I read some of the items discussed at the Geneva Bird Flu Sharing summit and it made me want to throw up.  What does it all boil down to? Money of course as everyone is scared they are not going to get their financial share. 

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Article excerpts taken from:

(Final) Day 4 of flu virus sharing summit by Effect Measure  –

US Deletions and an insertion

While US and EU participation here are most notable for being totally devoid of any new ideas, deletions to text proposed last night (22 Nov) and this morning (23 Nov) say quite a bit about US intent. In discussion of principles with respect to intellectual property rights (i.e. patents), the US proposed to delete everything. According to the US, patents in influenza and influenza vaccines should be discussed elsewhere. This obviously did not meet with approval from other delegations, so the items were bracketed. But with so much support for the language raising concerns about patent claims on influenza, lifting some of the brackets was eventually proposed. Unbowed, the US replied “We are not today and essentially never prepared to remove brackets around whole items.”

And last night (22 Nov), when it came to discussing benefits for developing countries from the WHO system, the US inserted “voluntary” around many kinds of benefits. Given the opportunity to remove “voluntary” today, the US insisted that it stay.

Notable Appearances

#1: Heretofore elusive Vietnam took the floor today and expressed support for proposals by Thailand and Indonesia. (Note this was a generalized expression of support, as there are nuances that separate the positions of the latter two.) In language similar to that of many other developing countries, Vietnam asked for urgent development of a new system for virus access and equitable sharing of benefits based on sovereign rights of member states.

#2: India, which has also been quiet, waded into the fray as well and expressed its displeasure with the current system’s inequities, especially patent claims. India’s proposals on virus sharing were aimed, it said, to ensure that “/nobody takes more than their share of the benefits and takes away from the rights of the contributors /[of viruses].”

#3 And China, which has been engaged but not overly talkative, piped up more on Friday morning, in particular, advocating technology transfer and establishment of WHO Collaborating Centers in developing countries. (Full disclosure: China would like to have a CC itself.)

Source: http://scienceblogs.com/effectmeasure/2007/11/final_day_4_of_flu_virus_shari.php#more 

I read this article over and over this morning and was appalled.  Everyone is so worried about the patents ( demand of ownership and legal maneuvering to secure profits) for this darned avian flu virus that something is getting lost in this equation, the people.  Come on, their families are at risk from this thing too, no one is bullet proof here.  How is this summit to be considered a success when all that has been accomplished was fighting and squabbling over who gets the most and who is going to get their fair share. I am clueless.   

I don’t know,  maybe I am wrong here as I felt the most important thing was to make sure people get the vaccine shots to be well, not who gets the most benefit from them.  I know money has to factor in someplace but should it be the most important factor? While they sit there and play their word games, mind games and scream about who is entitled to what, the H5N1 bird flu virus is spreading into more regions throughout the world and gaining strength.  Personally, I hope that they get their ducks in a row before it gets us all.    

Psychic Predictions come true in 2007

November 10, 2007

Psychic Predictions by Pernel made on November 7, 2007 

* We will head into a depression

Nov 09, 2007: Wachovia, the nation’s fourth-largest bank said it faced a $1.1 billion write down for October alone. Investors also were rattled by speculation that Barclays PLC was about to announce a $10 billion write down, though the U.K. bank denied the rumors. He also said the dollar’s weakness “may have some effect on import prices” – which was confirmed Friday in new government data. The Commerce Department reported U.S. import prices soared last month at their fastest pace since early last year. “The extent of the situation is unknown, and that uncertainty doesn’t give investors any reasons to believe that a bottom might be in place,” said Todd Salamone, director of trading and vice president of research at Schaeffer’s Investment Research. AOL NEWS.

New Psychic Predictions made on August 27, 2007

* There will be an upsurge in the number of people infected with the H5N1 (Bird flu) virus as the virus continues to spread. 

Nov 9, 2007: U.N. warns of bird flu outbreaks in winter. Deadly virus thrives in cold weather; Asia at risk for rise in infections . Asia must keep watch for a sharp rise in bird flu outbreaks as winter approaches, the top U.N. influenza official said Friday, calling illnesses from animals “one of the greatest threats to the survival of the human race.” “The northern winter seems to be a time when the risk of the disease in poultry increases, and it’s partly to do with the fact that this virus quite likes cold weather,” said David Nabarro, the U.N. coordinator for avian flu and influenza. AP News.

 Nov 10, 2007:  Indonesia bird flu death toll rises to 91  Indonesia reported on Saturday that a 31-year-old man from Sumatra island who died last week has been confirmed as being infected with bird flu, raising the toll in the worst-hit nation to 91. The death toll from the H5N1 virus has been steadily rising in archipelagic Indonesia where the virus is now endemic across 31 of its 33 provinces. The latest casualty was the second this month.  The Times of India. 

* Movement will be detected at a volcano in the United States, it is by a large populated area. 

Nov 8, 2007: Volcano Inflating with Molten Rock at Record Rate  The Yellowstone “supervolcano” rose at a record rate since mid-2004, likely because a Los Angeles-sized, pancake-shaped blob of molten rock was injected 6 miles beneath the slumbering giant, University of Utah scientists report in the journal Science. http://www.unews.utah.edu/p/?r=102507-1 

* Something is unsettled with the waters. There may be an increase of ships in distress or problems with the waters concerning ships, boats, illness, or the aquatic life.  

Nov 7, 2007: Fish vanishing from Southeast Asia, says report Southeast Asia’s oceans are fast running out of fish, putting the livelihoods of up to 100 million people at risk and increasing the need for governments to support the maintenance of fish stocks, an expert said. Reuters.

* Expect some weird events this fall and winter, like tornados, freak storms, lighting strikes, things out of the ordinary.  

 November 4, 2007:  Unprecedented Hail Storm in Bogota, Columbia

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Bogota had a freak hailstorm November 4, 2007,
and crews were wading in waist-deep ice to help clear roads. Image © 2007 by Reuters.