No Laughing Matter

July23

The Really Big One


 An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.


 Matthew 24 KJV

And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

All these are the beginning of sorrows.


From the article:

When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh.

 And:

Earthquakes are common in Japan—that one was the third of the week—and the participants were, after all, at a seismology conference. Then everyone in the room checked the time….

I don’t know if you had heard about this article.

Another I had meant to put up but my week has been busy and frustrating. I’m sure you’ve experienced those types of weeks.

Anyway, it’s quite long but interesting.

Oh, and guess where Im going in a couple of weeks?

I have a new grandson and I’m going to see him come hell….  Well, I’m sure you know the saying.

Understand, I am not tempting the God of heaven but I will be asking for his protection as always.

God is good!

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one

Drought

September24

California Or Ethiopia? “Families Dream Every Night About Water”

From the article:

It’s worst and getting worst-er. Hundreds of domestic wells in California’s drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, according to AP, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by. With government set to regulate deeper drilling, hope is plunging that a solution to California’s drought will come anytime soon as groundwater levels plunge. The stories of struggle are simply stunning, especially given they are coming from America with Governor Brown signing an executive order that provides money to buy drinking water for residents statewide whose wells have dried up. “We need water like we need air,” exclaimed one charity leader trying to raise money for water tanks, “Families every night dream about water,” said another. And ripped from the famine-headlines of East Africa, “every day [Californians] thinking about how they’re going to deal with water.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-22/california-or-ethiopia-families-dream-every-night-about-water

The Sons Of The Pioneers

– Cool Water (recorded in 1947)

Effects of Texas and California Droughts…..

May25

USDA warns of sticker shock on U.S. beef as grilling season starts

From the article:

The consumer price index (CPI) for U.S. beef and veal is up almost 10 percent so far in 2014, reflecting the fastest increase in retail beef prices since the end of 2003. Prices, even after adjusting for inflation, are at record highs.

You may want to read the comments after the article…

http://news.yahoo.com/u-faces-higher-food-price-inflation-2014-led-141513395–business.html;_ylt=AwrBJR.oaX9TjhMAxynQtDMD