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  1. will the following come true-- Ezekiel 32 You shall be for fuel to the fire; your blood shall be in the midst of the land; you shall be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it.
  2. France Will Save Billions By Investing in Renewables Instead of Nukes December 12, 2018 France will save 39 billion euros ($44.5 billion) if it refrains from building 15 new nuclear plants by 2060, and bets instead on renewable energy sources to replace its all its aging atomic facilities, a government agency said. France should spend 1.28 trillion euros over the next four decades, mostly on clean power production and storage capacities, networks, and imports, according to a report from the country’s environment ministry. If it does this, France would progressively shut down its 58 atomic plants and renewable energy would comprise 95 percent of its electricity output by 2060, up from 17 percent last year. The development of the so-called EPR nuclear reactors “wouldn’t be competitive for the French power system from an economical standpoint,” the Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie --or Ademe-- said in a statement. The report assumes that the reactors would produce electricity at a cost of 70 euros per megawatt-hour, while the cost of wind and solar power would fall much lower. The report follows President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement that state-controlled Electricite de France SA will have to shut as many as 14 of its 58 nuclear reactors by 2035 to allow renewable energy to expand the country’s power mix. Macron also gave EDF until mid-2021 to prove that it can build an economically-viable reactor before the country decides to build new atomic plants. EDF’s EPR project in Normandy is more than six years late coming online, and the cost has more than tripled from its original budget. Falling costs means that photovoltaic facilities won’t need subsidies from 2030, nor will onshore wind from 2035, the report said. That’s assuming that EDF halts 30 percent of its reactors after 40 years of operation and an additional 30 percent when they turn 50. Otherwise, surplus production capacity would undermine the economics of both nuclear power and renewables, Ademe said. The study doesn’t take into account the impact on jobs, industry and the environment. However, “we’re expecting job creations in renewables and energy efficiency to largely make up for job losses in the nuclear industry,” said Ademe Chairman Arnaud Leroy. https://tinyurl.com/yxs53khg
  3. Jan 11, 2019, 07:21am China Is Set To Become The World's Renewable Energy Superpower, According To New Report The continuing growth in renewable energy around the world is set to boost the power of China while undermining the influence of major oil exporters such as Russia and Middle East states like Saudi Arabia, according to a new report on the geopolitical implications of the changing energy landscape. “No country has put itself in a better position to become the world’s renewable energy superpower than China,” says the report, which was issued by the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation – a group chaired by a former president of Iceland, Olafur Grimsson. The commission was set up by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) last year and its findings were published on January 11 in Abu Dhabi, at IRENA’s annual assembly. Olafur Grimsson, former president of Iceland and chairman of the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, speaking at the launch of the group’s report on January 11 in Abu Dhabi, UAE (photo: IRENA) Olafur Grimsson, former president of Iceland and chairman of the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, speaking at the launch of the group’s report on January 11 in Abu Dhabi, UAE (photo: IRENA) IRENA The report argues that the geopolitical and socio-economic consequences of the rapid growth of renewable energy could be as profound as those which accompanied the shift from biomass to fossil fuels two centuries ago. The changes are likely to include the emergence of new energy leaders around the world, changing patterns of trade and the development of new alliances. It could also spark instability in some countries which have grown dependent on oil and gas revenues. The report points out that China has taken a lead in renewable energy and is now the world’s largest producer, exporter and installer of solar panels, wind turbines, batteries and electric vehicles. China also has a clear lead in terms of the underlying technology, with well over 150,000 renewable energy patents as of 2016, 29% of the global total. The next closest country is the U.S., which had a little over 100,000 patents, with Japan and the E.U. having closer to 75,000 patents each. “The renewables revolution enhances the global leadership of China, reduces the influence of fossil fuel exporters and brings energy independence to countries around the world,” said Grimsson, speaking at the launch of the report. “The transformation of energy brings big power shifts.” Beyond China, there are a few other groups of countries which stand to gain from the trends now under way. They include countries with high potential for renewable energy generation, such as Australia and Chile, which could become significant exporters of renewable electricity. Mineral-rich countries such as Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mongolia could also tap into rising global demand for their raw materials. Many of these governments are well aware of the risks they face and have been making significant investments into renewable energy in recent years. For example, the UAE has developed vast solar energy parks and Saudi Arabia recently unveiled plans to develop 59GW of renewable energy by 2030. Stressing a more optimistic view, Adnan Amin, director general of IRENA, said at the launch of the report that “The global energy transformation driven by renewables can reduce energy-related geopolitical tensions as we know them and will foster greater cooperation between states. This transformation can also mitigate social, economic and environmental challenges that are often among the root causes of geopolitical instability and conflict.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/dominicdudley/2019/01/11/china-renewable-energy-superpower/#5f340892745a
  4. Renewable update--- Monaco— Since 1994, the Government has been encouraging the use of clean energy vehicles in the Principality, in particular by granting purchasing subsidies. The Government wished to adapt the scale of subsidies to take account of the increased availability of hybrid versions, as this had led to the granting of subsidies to vehicles that cause too much pollution. With this in mind, the State took note of incentive schemes in operation in neighbouring countries, especially in France. It also demonstrated a more proactive policy, modifying these policies to suit the needs of Monaco – a step that continues to favour electric technology. In this new scheme, subsidies for electric vehicles are still 30% of the purchase price including all taxes, with a ceiling of 9,000 Euros. There is a ceiling of 3,000 Euros for two-wheeled vehicles. Electric vehicles also benefit from specific advantages, such as free recharging at the 574 charging points in public car parks, and at the fast and semi-fast charging points on public roads: at the lower end of Rue Grimaldi, on Place des Moulins and at 24 Avenue de Fontvieille (in front of the Single Buoy Mooring building). They also have their own special identification, "VE" (for véhicule électrique - electric vehicle), which offers free on-street parking in Monaco and a free annual sticker. Subsidy scheme for electric and hybrid vehicles / Soft mobility / The Environment / Policy & Practice / Portail du Gouvernement - Monaco Does our great leader, TRUMP know about this and\or does he even care-? In France and the Uk petrol and diesel cars will not be manufactured or imported by 2040.
  5. re·demp·tion /rəˈdem(p)SH(ə)n/ Learn to pronounce noun 1. the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil. "God's plans for the redemption of his world" synonyms: saving, saving/freeing from sin, vindication, absolution "God's redemption of his people" When you read the Old Testament, you will find God talking to His “chosen”. God explains that He chose them for a special purpose, and He gave them directions on what they should do. In this one-way conversation the term “stranger” is used 128 times. Further along in the Old Testament God discovers that His chosen have failed to comply with His commandments and for this they are scattered. Finally, you will come across the verses where they are gathered for the last time (1947ad). In this gathering they are given one more chance to get God’s forgiveness giving them redemption. I believe they must welcome the stranger as one of their own. They must show love and kindness if the want to be forgiven. If not, it is spelled out in verse. “They shall be no more be remembered”. re·demp·tion is the key to everlasting peace
  6. (Deu 10:18 KJV) He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. (Deu 10:19 KJV) Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  7. Sooner or later someone is going to hack the computer tweeting process and fake a “trump” tweet & that tweet will inflame the public. Over 50% will believe it came from trump. Then a second tweet and a third and before you know it; we are heading blindly into world war three. Just an opinion
  8. Trump’s tweets have no legal force Our government must ignore Trump’s tweets; they are not a legal means for the President to make Presidential acts. If a President wants to make a presidential act lawful he/she must present this act in righting with his/her signature at the bottom with a valid date. In some cases, a witness must be included with signature. Otherwise; trump’s babbling mumbo jumbo is just that, crapola; and nothing more Anyone here care to agree/disagree-?
  9. N. Korea: beginning of the End N. Korea has the raw resources to refine uranium into “enriched” uranium that can power electric producing nuclear reactors. The US should sign a twenty (20) year contract to purchase all the enriched uranium they can produce. We can store this enriched uranium to be used in our forthcoming electric generators while giving N. Korea the needed cash to feed its people. This is a win-win situation for N. Korea and the USA. Comments welcome pro or con
  10. What is the connection between Jewish leaders wearing skull caps and the Pope wearing a skull cap? When Trump visited Israel he wore one When Obama visited, he wore one too I don't know the correct name for this round cap; please forgive me if my use of the phrase, skull cap: is wrong Ok, as usual I ask before looking it up myself. When I Googled it, this is what I found- A kippah (/kɪˈpɑː/ kih-PAH; also spelled as kippa, kipa, kipah; Hebrew: כִּיפָּה, plural: כִּיפּוֹת kippot; Yiddish: קאפל‎ koppel or יאַרמולקע), or yarmulke (/ˈjɑːrməlkə/, pronunciation /ˈjɑːməkə/), is a brimless cap, usually made of cloth, worn by male Jews to fulfill the customary requirement held by Orthodox halachic authorities that the head be covered. It is usually worn by men in Orthodox communities at all times, and according to Pewforum.org, up to 82% of the people who wear kippot identify as Orthodox.[1] Most synagogues and Jewish funeral services keep a ready supply of kippot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kippah According to the above, it is just to keep your head covered- is that it-?
  11. Oil Gone In 38 years-what next?????? I did the research; Now you help me get the word out (BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!!) The World’s Largest Oil Reserves By Country Proven oil reserves are those that have a reasonable certainty of being recoverable under existing economic and political conditions, with existing technology. 10. United States - 39,230 million barrels 9. Libya - 48,363 million barrels 8. Russia - 80,000 million barrels 7. United Arab Emirates - 97,800 million barrels 6. Kuwait - 101,500 million barrels 5. Iraq - 142,503 million barrels 4. Iran - 158,400 million barrels 3. Canada - 169,709 million barrels 2. Saudi Arabia - 266,455 million barrels 1. Venezuela - 300,878 million barrels https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-world-s-largest-oil-reserves-by-country.html the above adds up to---- 1,304,838 million barrels The total worldwide oil consumption was 93 million barrels per day (bbl/day) on average in 2015 according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_oil_consumption 93 million a day X 356 days = 33,945 a year 1304838/33945 = 38 years then it's all gone!! Help us create a better future for our children NOW!!!
  12. (Jer 22:3 KJV) Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place. (Exo 23:9 KJV) Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Lev 19:34 KJV) But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
  13. The Ice Ball-The Melt-The beginning of life---The Here & NOW People ask about the biblical flood and wonder if it was/is possible. I’m going to throughout some facts then we can debate the evidence found and where we go from here- [1] to begin you must have enough water to cover the land as far as the eye can see. So where did the water come from--------- (?) About 650 years ago earth was mostly covered in ice. An ice shelf is a thick suspended platform of ice that forms where a glacier or ice sheet flows down to acoastline and onto the ocean surface. Ice shelves are only found in Antarctica, Greenland, Canada, and theRussian Arctic. The boundary between the floating ice shelf and the anchor ice (resting on bedrock) that feeds it is called the grounding line. The thickness of ice shelves can range from about 100 m (330 ft) to 1,000 m (3,300 ft). The Snowball Earth hypothesis proposes that during one or more of Earth's icehouse climates, Earth's surface became entirely or nearly entirely frozen at least once, sometime earlier than 650 Mya(million years ago). Proponents of the hypothesis argue that it best explains sedimentary deposits generally regarded as of glacial origin at tropicalpalaeolatitudes and other enigmatic features in the geological record. Opponents of the hypothesis contest the implications of the geological evidence for global glaciation andthe geophysical feasibility of an ice- or slush-covered ocean[3][4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowball_Earth "Snowball Earth" Confirmed: Ice Covered Equator Earth's now steamy Equator was covered with ice 716 million years ago, according to a new study. Strange fossil may be rare insect preserved in gemstone. The finding appears to add solid evidence to the theory of an ancient "snowball Earth." https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/100304-snowball-earth-ice-global-warming/ [2] A Brief History of Ice Ages and Warming Global warming began 18,000 years ago as the earth started warming its way out of the Pleistocene Ice Age-- a time when much of North America, Europe, and Asia lay buried beneath great sheets of glacial ice. https://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/ice_ages.html [3] The beginning of life on earth— About 700 million years ago plants began to evolve absorbing the CO2 and exhaling O2. The dirty ice could have been the only dark spots on Earth's surface to absorb the sun's rays. As a result, these regions may have been more likely to melt, creating water bodies where primitive life-forms, such as algae and fungi, could thrive. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/100304-snowball-earth-ice-global-warming/ This is the time period when “life” started living on the surface of the ice and among the melting water. [2] Planet Earth was a very inhospitable place with no oxygen (O2) and only single-celled bacteria as inhabitants. According to a new study, the oxygen content in the air began to increase about 2.4 billion years ago, at the same time as the global glaciation and when all continents were gathered in a single huge landmass https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170207104352.htm Approximately every 100,000 years Earth's climate warms up temporarily. These warm periods, called interglacial periods, appear to last approximately 15,000 to 20,000 years before regressing back to a cold ice age climate. At year 18,000 and counting our current interglacial vacation from the Ice Age is much nearer its end than its beginning. https://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/ice_ages.html More evidence of the melting ice— Erosion generally forms very uneven surfaces. Now, look again at the pictures of the Grand Canyon in this paper and notice the crisp parallel lines between each layer. Many claim that there are evidences of erosion in lower layers, evidences of rivers, streams, rain, etc. However, these are generally isolated findings such as one might expect if they were formed rapidly, such as occurs with the rapid runoff of waters after a catastrophic flooding event. After this formation, a massive amount of water was suddenly released in a huge runoff that covered several states, flowing from east to west. All of the sediment over the Grand Canyon region, above the Kaibab, was removed very rapidly by an extremely wide sheet of rapidly running water. Cedar Ridge was one massive waterfall. Notice that there is a distinct V-shaped formation at the tip where the eastern Grand Canyon begins - pointing toward Lake Powell. One can also recognize the deep punched-out appearance of the Canyon itself from the satellite photo as well as many of the other Canyon photos presented here. In other photos one can see the massive cliff-like faces that form a very wide valley where, in the middle, the Grand Canyon has been formed. The Grand Canyon is actually the baby canyon in comparison to the canyon in which is sits. It seems that the sheet of rushing water dissipated before it could remove all of the elevated features, such as the various flat-topped buttes, in the GC region - which still remain as isolated islands sticking up above the relative flatness of the surrounding landscape. Also, as the water rapidly dissipated and the sheet of water narrowed, the "steps" of the Grand Staircase were formed. http://detectingdesign.com/geologiccolumn.html The oxygen increase was created by living organisms breathing in CO2 and exhaling (O2); absorbing the carbon. Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossil, possessing the typically ribbed spiral-form shell as pictured above. These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs. The name 'ammonite' (usually lower-case) originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon. Ammonites belong to a group of predators known as cephalopods, which includes their living relatives the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus (see pictures below). http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/ammonites.htm The Here And Now--------------- "Potentially historic" flooding threatens Southern states Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks. The flood threat in the South will be discussed Thursday, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases its 2019 spring outlook. Experts plan a briefing on their flood forecast at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Thursday's report is aimed at helping emergency managers and other safety officials to prepare for flooding. Flooding in Southern states this spring will be "potentially historic," NOAA said in an advisory. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mississippi-river-flooding-2019-potentially-historic-flooding-threatens-southern-states/ The Midwest floods are going to get much, much worse An “unprecedented” flood season lies ahead this spring, according to NOAA. By Umair Irfan Updated Mar 27, 2019, 2:21pm EDT https://www.vox.com/2019/3/22/18277244/nebraska-flood-2019 Historic Midwest Flooding Likely to Cost at Least $1.3 Billion in Nebraska Alone; Missouri Towns Ordered to Evacuate https://weather.com/news/news/2019-03-18-flooding-midwest-nebraska-iowa-rivers What do we do now---?
  14. Why do Catholics & Jewish priests wear skull caps ?
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