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Endtimes: Man-made earthquakes put millions at risk, report says

by on Apr.02, 2016, under 2016 Year, Endtimes, Revival In America

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If you live in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas beware: You are nearly as likely to experience an earthquake as high-hazard areas such as California, but the risk is man-made.

That’s the conclusion in a first-ever report made public Monday from the U.S. Geological Survey, which cites the oil and gas drilling process as triggering the quakes. The assessment of human-induced seismic shaking found 7 million people in the central and eastern U.S. live in the man-made earthquake zone, said Mark Petersen, head of the USGS National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project.

Human activities, such as wastewater disposal from drilling for oil and gas can cause earthquakes the report said.

The central U.S. has seen the most dramatic increase in seismic activity over the past six years, the report found, as wastewater injection became more widespread. From 1973 to 2008, the USGS recorded more than 20 earthquakes of magnitude-3.0 and larger per year. Such events increased tenfold from 2009 to 2015 – to an average of 318 a year. In 2015, the USGS recorded 1,010 earthquakes.

The report notes that most quakes are triggered by wastewater disposal from oil drilling, and far fewer from fracking.

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has spurred a boom in oil and natural-gas production. The fracking process blasts millions of gallons of water — mixed with sand and chemicals — deep underground to break apart shale deposits and release natural gas.

An industry group said only a small percentage of injection wells are causing the quakes: “The vast majority of injection wells are not associated with earthquakes, a fact that’s confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey’s report,” according to Katie Brown, a spokesperson for Energy In Depth, a program of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, a trade group.

“Data from the USGS and peer-reviewed studies show that less than 1% of injection wells across the United States have been even potentially linked to small earthquakes,” Brown added.

“This is a complex issue, and most earthquakes are not induced. But this is also an issue that scientists say — with near uniformity — can be effectively managed,” she said.

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Praying for Revival in 2016: ‘Hideous’ shooting leaves pregnant woman, Mardi Gras Indian big chief dead in New Orleans East

by on Dec.18, 2015, under 2015 Year, African-American Community, Endtimes, Leadership, Revival In America

MATT SLEDGE AND KATY RECKDAHL| MSLEDGE@THEADVOCATE.COM
Dec. 16, 2015; 11:06 p.m

Photo provided -- Breon Stewart, left, and Lionel Delpit III.

Photo provided — Breon Stewart, left, and Lionel Delpit III.

The latest victim of fatal gun violence in New Orleans had not even been born yet, but he had a name.

A shocking shooting Wednesday night in New Orleans East claimed the lives of a pregnant woman just days away from giving birth, her boyfriend — the Big Chief of the Black Feather Mardi Gras Indian tribe — and their unborn child.

Neighbors said dozens of shots sounded just before 10 p.m. in a parking lot of the Wind Run Apartments in the 12100 block of the Interstate 10 Service Road. When the shooting was over, Lionel “Bumma” Delpit III, 25; Breon Stewart, 23; and the couple’s baby, whom they had planned to name Lionel Delpit IV, were dead in the front seat of their vehicle. Police were left searching for suspects.

One neighbor, who declined to give her name out of fear for her safety, said the couple had just pulled up to the apartment building in a blue 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser. She heard no sounds before the gunshots began, she said.

Another neighbor, who also declined to give her name, said she could see the anguish on first responders’ faces as they realized that Stewart, who had celebrated a baby shower this month and was due to give birth by Christmas, could not be saved.

The deaths of Delpit and Stewart were the 151st and 152nd homicides of the year in New Orleans, a grim milestone that means the city has now exceeded last year’s total of 150 killings.

The Wind Run killings also were the seventh slaying to claim more than one victim in New Orleans East alone this year.

Cmdr. Doug Eckert said police are waiting on the results of the autopsies to determine whether the unborn child’s death will be counted as a homicide.
Stewart had shared much of her pregnancy with her twin sister Britnee, who recently gave birth herself. A photograph on Britnee’s Facebook page shows both siblings cradling their very pregnant bellies, wearing matching clothes.

Stewart was the 2011 valedictorian at George Washington Carver High School. Her sister was the salutatorian.

Delpit was the son of Lionel Delpit Jr., the longtime chief of the Black Feather Mardi Gras Indian tribe, who died in 2011. Other Indians groomed the younger Delpit to assume the chieftainship of the 7th Ward tribe.

Friends and acquaintances shared a steady stream of shock online after word spread of the killings.

“This world is sick but New Orleans is sicker,” one wrote on Facebook. “I hate it.”

Tulane University football player Leonard Davis, who knew the couple, also spoke out on social media. “No, I can’t believe this, man,” Davis said. “Not you Bummer, this can’t be life.”

Tyrone Yancy, who helped Delpit’s father form the Black Feather tribe in 1992, said he said seen the younger Delpit on Sunday at Indian practice, one of the weekly musical rehearsals that Indians hold as Mardi Gras approaches. “He wanted to put all of his energy into his girlfriend and their baby,” Yancy said.

Second Chief Corey Rayford also spent Sunday night with the young chief. He’d seen potential in Delpit, his cousin, and a motivation to achieve, he said.

“He was paying attention,” Rayford said. “He wanted it. He was creating his own style. That’s what he was focused on, just making his daddy proud.”

On Mardi Gras Day, Rayford will feel an emptiness on the street behind him, in the spot where the chief walks. “It will be hard for me to look back and see him not there,” he said.

Rayford said his cousin and girlfriend had their priorities straight. “They weren’t preparing for that baby. They were prepared,” he said.

Delpit was working two jobs to provide for his unborn son, Yancy said, and they had been talking with doctors about inducing labor next week if the baby didn’t arrive by then.

On Sunday, Rayford asked him, “You getting ready for Mardi Gras?”

As the tambourines shook behind them, Delpit told Rayford that, for the moment, the Indian tradition was taking a backseat.

“I’m getting ready for this baby,” Delpit said.

Indians from across the city massed Thursday night at Hunters Field, a traditional 7th Ward gathering spot, to honor the dead. Mourners danced, wept and shook tambourines raised high in the air as the crowd grew larger by the minute.

Wild Magnolias Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr., who helped organize the event, said he had last seen Delpit in line at the Carnival supply shop Jefferson Variety on Tuesday. They spent so long talking that the clerk passed them over and took the customers waiting behind them.

Even though he is an Uptown Indian and “Bumma” was from Downtown, he said, they always felt a special bond as second-generation chiefs carrying on the legacy of their fathers.

“It’s younger people like us that are carrying the tradition on, so we always stuck together,” Dollis said.

Gaynell Sorina, the Big Queen of the Black Feather Indians, recalled that when Delpit’s father was on his deathbed, he gave her an instruction: Never leave someone without telling them that you love them, because it may be the last time you see them.

Sorina broke down in tears as she said that when she had seen Delpit earlier this week, they had parted in just that way.

Eckert, head of the Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said at a news conference that detectives were following up on several tips. He urged members of the public to call police with any information they might have.

“We feel confident that this wasn’t a random act,” Eckert said. “It’s a hideous crime. There’s no good time for a homicide, there’s no good time for a murder, but this, right before the holidays, just makes it that much worse.”

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Health – Diet Coke warning: Two cans of fizzy drink a day ‘could increase heart failure risk’

by on Nov.09, 2015, under 2015 Year, African-American Community, Endtimes, Hispanic Community, Native American Community

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Drinking two 200ml servings of fizzy drink a day can increase the likelihood of heart failure, scientists have said.

A study carried out at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that men who drank two or more servings had a 23 per cent higher risk of developing heart failure.

The wide-ranging research looked at 42,400 men over 12 years and found 3,604 cases of a positive association between sweetened beverage consumption and risk of heart failure. It identified 509 people who died of the condition.

Sweetened drinks include Diet Coke, Pepsi Max and other beverages using artificial sweeteners, many of which are marketed as ‘diet’ options due the absence of sugar.
Writing in the medical journal, Heart, the researchers added: “Our study findings suggest sweetened beverage consumption could contribute to heart failure development.

“These findings could have implications for heart failure prevention strategies.”

In an accompanying editorial, Spanish professors Miguel Ruiz-Canela and Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez said people who drink a large number of carbonated beverages generally have a poor diet, and are likely to be more susceptible to ill health.

But Mr Ruiz-Canela and Mr Martinez-Gonzalez added: “The well-known association of sweetened beverages with obesity and Type 2 diabetes, which are risk factors of heart failure, reinforces the biological plausibility of the findings.”

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Praying for Revival in African America – Woman throws baby out window, tells cops “the devil is in her,”

by on Oct.17, 2015, under 2015 Year, African-American Community, Endtimes, Protecting the lambs

Tenisha Fearon, 27, is charged with murder after allegedly throwing her six-month old daughter Junilah out a window in the Bronx, New York

Tenisha Fearon, 27, is charged with murder after allegedly throwing her six-month old daughter Junilah out a window in the Bronx, New York

Louella Hatch, godmother of suspect Tenisha Fearon, told the News that Fearon was ranting to cops that “the devil is in her,” as she was being taken away.

Fearon, 27, was arrested after she allegedly dangled and then dropped Junilah Lawrence out of the window of their sixth-floor apartment on Tiebout Avenue, near 181st Street, around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Neighbor Lizette Rodriguez told the Times that Fearon, who was naked at the time, screamed, “Hallelujah, praise God, we’re all going to die,” before dropping the girl. “She was arguing with herself,” she added.

The mother was found naked in her apartment along with her three other children after the incident Thursday.

The mother was found naked in her apartment along with her three other children after the incident Thursday.

Next-door neighbor Gregorio Lopez added that after throwing the baby out the window, Fearon lay on the floor of her apartment surrounded by her other three children, aged 10, 8 and 4. They were all naked and lying on their backs as well. “I actually thought that they weren’t alive when I saw them lying on the floor naked,” Lopez said. But then Fearson “jumped up and started hitting the window,” he said. “That’s when I started calling for more help because I thought she might throw more [kids] out.”

Police said the single mother-of-four was suffering from a 'psychotic episode' when she carried out the heinous act.

Police said the single mother-of-four was suffering from a ‘psychotic episode’ when she carried out the heinous act.

The baby was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she was pronounced dead; the three other children were taken there as well, but none were harmed during the incident. Fearon was taken in custody to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. She has now been charged with second-degree murder.

A woman who identified herself as Tamica Fearon, the suspect’s sister, told the Post, “All I know is she loves her kids dearly. She’s a good mother, so something must have gone wrong.”

Fearon (pictured with one her children - but not her six-month-old baby Junilah) was taken into custody and ordered to a psychological examination.

Fearon (pictured with one her children – but not her six-month-old baby Junilah) was taken into custody and ordered to a psychological examination.

“Something must have snapped,” neighbor Carol Watson, who says she’s known Fearon for years, told the Times. “She was a good mother and very protective of those children. All I can tell you is that something must have snapped. She must have had a breakdown or something…you never know what is going on in someone’s head. People are under all kinds of stress these days.”

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