This site includes images of the United States in a predicted 1,000 year drought in the western half of the nation, and the equally frightening tearing apart of East and West through a wretched earthquake reaching from the Great Lakes to New Orleans. Now a picture of this country divided by implacable cold and snow in the eastern half of the nation becomes necessary. But does it have meaning?
In “Polar Vortex Brings More Historic Cold in Eastern U.S.,” Angela Fritz dramatizes this extreme winter: “ . . . the week’s record-breaking cold is not just Arctic, but Siberian air that has been trudging across the North Pole and into North America — leading many to refer to the outbreak as the ‘Siberian Express.’
“Wind chill warnings and advisories stretched from the Upper Midwest to the Deep South — even as far as Miami, where Friday morning lows around 40 degrees could break records for the date and will surely be the coldest air that southern Florida has seen . . .
“The National Weather Service warns that imminent, sub-freezing temperatures will kill crops . . . Some temperatures in the Upper Midwest plummeted to minus 35 . . . Widespread sub-zero temperatures were recorded from North Dakota to Kentucky and east into Pennsylvania and New York.”
But perhaps most significant she adds: “Contrast the Eastern Seaboard cold with the above-average temperatures in the West, where record highs fell this week. On the north slope of Alaska, temperatures were running an astonishing 40 degrees above average . . .” See––divided again!
In ‘Dakotas See Record Highs Even as US North-East Digs Out From Record Storm,’ the Associated Press (AP) exclaims: “As a blizzard slammed the north-east, mid-winter warmth was breaking records in the northern Plains.
Record-high temperatures for this time of year in the 50s and 60sF were set in parts of the region on Monday, and Tuesday temperatures were expected to climb even higher – into the 70s even in south-western South Dakota.” How is that possible?
In another article, ‘Winter Keeping Its Icy Grip Around The Eastern U.S.,’ AP adds: “The cold snap followed snow and ice storms earlier in the week, and weather forecasters warned that more sleet and freezing rain will be possible in the coming days. Residents also had to deal with more school cancellations, power outages, road hazards and water main breaks.”
Does this whacky weather reflect the way our nation is so divided politically, economically and spiritually? Political rhetoric is anything but civil, continuing to divide rather than unite our nation. Acts considered so immoral as to be unmentionable a few decades ago are now publicly lauded. Even spiritual leaders avoid mention of these things as it may influence song, sermon and TV popularity.
Remember the Words of The LORD Jesus Christ in wholesale Christian Bibles: “And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3: 24 – 25).” Then consider that our nation has seldom been so divided against itself. And think about these things even more so in view of what scientists say about that coming 1,000 year drought in the West, and the unspeakably massive earthquake that could physically divide what only our repentance and prayers can keep together.
Scientific revelations about the Madrid Earthquake Fault predict that, if erupting, would split the United States in half from Louisiana to Illinois. Now a different joint task force of NASA and university scholars predict that the entire Western half of the country is due to be ruined by massive unrelenting drought.
Tim Walker of independent.co.uk reports today: “Since the turn of this century, the US south-west has spent more than a decade in drought. Last year was the warmest on record in California, which is in the middle of its driest spell for more than 400 years. But according to a new scientific study, that’s nothing compared to what comes next.
“In the paper, published by the journal Science Advances, researchers from NASA and Columbia and Cornell Universities warn that a vast swathe of the U.S., including the south-west states and the central plains, should prepare for ‘unprecedented drought conditions’ unlike anything in the past 1,000 years.”
In its discussion, Wikipedia explains: “. . . the New Madrid Fault Line, is a major seismic zone and a prolific source of intra-plate earthquakes . . . in the southern and midwestern United States, stretching to the southwest from New Madrid, Missouri. . . . Earthquakes that occur in the New Madrid Seismic Zone potentially threaten parts of seven American states: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi,” and many other states as well.
What’s more, both Christian and secular prophets have foreseen the same ‘end’ of the U.S. as it is now known, but not for the scientific reasons. In ‘Major Earthquake Coming to the Heartland of America, James Bailey writes about several U.S. ministers who have ‘seen’ visions and prophesied that the U.S. would be split in half because of it coming betrayal of Israel.
“Pastor Shane Warren from First Assembly of God in West Monroe LA had a prophetic vision in which he saw the heartland of America split by massive earthquakes.” Minister Terry Bennett “saw” this headline: ‘No Bridge Over Troubled Waters: An Impossible Deluge at the Mississippi River as 8.8 Earthquake Strikes.’ “Terry Bennett believes the Lord told him this headline, as well as many others he received, will come to pass by the middle of 2015.” Oops that’s this year!
Secular prophet Edgar Casey, who has a high percentage of prophecies come to pass, foretells that a Gulf oil spill will activate the quake: “As the Great Lakes, at 600 feet above sea level, rushes down the Mississippi River. at least 50 miles on each side, the 600 foot wave will destroy much of America, right down the middle. . . the Madrid fault line will blow: Goodbye, Chicago and Saint Louis, and all the other cities in its path. There will be no time to evacuate, and it will be impossible to try to outrun the rushing water from the TWO catastrophes.”
Bailey’s article was written in 2013 when some in the U.S. pressured Israel to cede some of its land to Palestine. In view of current tussles between the two nations, betrayals and divisions can obviously end with the same judgments.
But another reason for such catastrophes––whether mega-drought or nation-dividing earthquake––would be the massive era of unprecedented sinfulness in which America has steeped itself. As wholesale Christian Bibles warn:
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalm 9: 17).” If there was ever a time for believers to pray for authentic Holy Ghost revival to sweep this country, that time is now (Hosea 6: 2).
As Global Warming’s dangers to Planet Earth’s become increasingly obvious to most people, hidden beneath what is known about its affects is what governments and big corporations prevent Americans and citizens in other developed nations from doing what they can do to stop it.
Simple innovations and common-sense practices could easily reduce the use of carbon fuels, the greatest cause of heating atmospheres, melting glaciers, and warming world oceans. These include underground wiring, solar paneling, localized heat and hot water heaters, out-side clothes drying, more public transportation and high-speed rail lines instead of gas-burning automobiles, etc.
For instance, instead of spending billions on un-winnable wars, local, state and federal taxes could provide underground wiring which would prevent power outages and keep people from dying in harshest winter conditions. Such safety measures would decrease the constant need of utility company repairs, which again use carbon-fueled trucks to maintain some semblance of residential power.
Allowing people to install solar panels on roof tops, using the sun to warm water and houses would again decrease such high dependence on carbon burning energy. But unfortunately, too many neighborhoods give little if any reason as to why these panels remain forbidden. Is it because politicians are heavily influenced by power companies not willing to reduce the use of carbon-burning energy?
A simple thing like ‘allowing’ homes and apartments to install water heaters under sinks, rather than in basements would greatly reduce amounts of power needed to bring warmer water from heaters in basements where water simply cools and must be reheated again, and again.
Yet major retailers refuse to sell such localized heaters, forcing people to buy the larger and more expensive ones. And of course they don’t sell solar panels or light plastic roofing either, because the present roofing materials––i.e. tiles and tars––require carbon-based ingredients.
One wonders why some politicians fought so hard to prevent high-speed trains from serving the East Coast which would have saved billions in carbon-burning transportation. But then it is well know that automobile companies use vast political powers to discourage public transportation.
Yet good meaning people kept fight for better lower-emission fuels, electric cars and other forms of non-carbon based transportation which have grown increasingly popular. One wonders if the increase in ‘cross-over’ car models is the truth behind Saudi Arabia’s drive to lower gasoline prices, so drivers won’t switch.
The one that gets me though are the gazillions of local ordinances forbidding drying clothes on old-fashion clothes lines, because “they lower the aesthetic value of neighborhood properties.” No, what they do is to keep people buying dryers.
Thousands of good-meaning people fight usually losing battles against such life-threatening allegiances between corporations and governments. But now the stakes are too high. Knowing the whole planet can go up in flames so that a few people can continue to make billions on carbon-based fuels, and knowing that workers can easily be retrained, money barons argue that change will cost jobs.
That not to change will kill millions of of people, they seem to care less. If only they understood the real ‘end game’––Judgment Day––then such selfish greed would not be so appealing. But as used Christian Bibles warn: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (1 Timothy 6: 10).”
Most of the staff here show little interest in writing again and again, “We told you so.” The group drew straws and I picked the short end. Deniers keep relying on their old lies that Global Warming is not real. In times like these, they then decry that winter snow storms have nothing to do with warming temperatures.
But now, even weather experts easily connect the ‘Thunderous Two Feet High Winter Blizzard’ coming this evening to the Northeast with Global Warming.
In ‘2 feet of Global Warming coming to the Northeast,’ boston.craigslist.org says:
“Winter Storm Juno Preparations Underway; Officials Warn Residents of Blizzard That Could Cripple Major Cities.” According to weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce:
“This is a major, potentially historic snowstorm for the Northeast and easily the biggest of the 2014-15 winter season so far. Expect extreme impacts from eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey through New England, peaking Monday night through Tuesday.” Others even predict power outages.
In ‘Global Warming and Oddball Winter Weather,’ National Wildlife Federation, advocating for assistance to the non-human animal kingdom, insists: “Global warming is bringing a clear trend toward heavier precipitation events.
“Many areas are seeing bigger and more intense snowstorms, especially in the upper Midwest and Northeast. Global warming is shifting storm tracks northward. Areas from the Dakotas eastward to northern Michigan have seen a trend toward more heavy snowfall season.”
Some climatologists have long predicted that while Global Warming may send the Northeast fewer snow storms, storms that do come will be more ferocious. AP’s Seth Borenstein claims: “Ten climate scientists say the idea of less snow and more blizzards makes sense: A warmer world is likely to decrease the overall amount of snow falling each year and shrink snow season. But when it is cold enough for a snowstorm to hit, the slightly warmer air is often carrying more moisture, producing potentially historic blizzards.”
Princeton University climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer adds: “And when those big storms finally hit, there is more than just added moisture in the air, there’s extra moisture coming from the warm ocean. And the air is full of energy and unstable, allowing storms to lift yet more moisture up to colder levels. That generates more intense rates of snowfall.”
Moreover, some scientists fear that extremely high winds accompanying this week’s spectacular blizzard will also include hurricane-type winds resulting in five to seven foot high snow drifts. So dismiss those deniers and start advocating that governments get even more serious about fighting Global Warming.
So put on one of those plus size christian sweatshirts; open your Bible to: “And The LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain (Isaiah 4: 5 – 6);” and pray The LORD Jesus returns soon!
Anyone attempting to advocate for market forecasting these days suffers from whiplash. Different factors keep cropping up that can drastically affect U.S. and world economies. Confidence in U.S. financial condition seems high, but that cannot be said for the European Union or most other groups of nations.
These factors include: 1) Rapidly declining oil prices which negatively affect most oil producing nations; 2) The Swiss National Bank’s sudden refusal to continue propping up the European Union’s euro currency; 3) Germany’s insistence on maintaining its failed austerity program for some 35 EU nations;
4) Psychological worries over new-found terrorism in France and Belgium, now expected in most EU countries; and 5) Russia’s complete cut of gas supplies to Ukraine and most EU and neighboring countries––i.e. Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey––in the middle of winter; etc., etc. etc.
Some worrisome signs for the U.S. also include: 1) Falling retail sales and consumer prices in recent weeks; 2) The Stock Market’s inability to stop its current downward slide; 3) Reports by some analysts that cheaper oil prices will not greatly aide the U.S. economy and is dragging down the stock market, etc., etc.
In short, no one in authority is really sure how these factors will ultimately affect the economic health of the U.S. and other countries. In addition to wars over oil prices, most economists do not seem to consider that severely cold winter weather affects retail spending. While statistics show that Americans are more positive about the nation’s economy, so far they do not spend with enthusiasm.
These uncertainties have the most ardently negative forecasters predicting that a stock market crash, recession, and worse rapidly approach. In ‘Why the Next Stock Market Crash Will Happen Any Day Now,’ Christian Hill laments:
“Robert Wiedemer, who along with a team of economists correctly predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States during the ‘Great Recession,’ recently predicts that the coming market crash will result in a 90% stock market drop, 50% unemployment, and 100% annual inflation starting this year.”
“The U.S. consumer price index tumbled 0.4 percent in December from the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, led by a 9.4-percent crash in the cost of gasoline. It was the biggest one-month drop for consumer prices since December 2008, when the world was still gripped by the financial crisis. . . . Sometimes prices fall because everything is going to hell.”
The Economic Collapse insists ‘On The Verge Of The Next Economic Crisis, 62 Percent Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck’: “Nearly two-thirds of all Americans are completely unprepared for the next economic crisis. Only 38 percent of Americans have enough money on hand to cover “a $500 repair bill or a $1,000 emergency room visit”. That essentially means that 62 percent of the people in this country do not have an emergency fund.”
With ISIS Middle East wars, Boko Haraam atrocities in Africa, Muslim anger over provoking cartoons of their prophet, added economic crises indicate World War III. Believers must remember that such upheavals bring rushing end-time signals. As Christian messages foretell: “Why, seeing times are not hidden from The Almighty, do they that know Him not see His days? (Job 24: 1).”
As more freezing cold and snow hits most of the nation in this coming week, police departments and highway patrolmen beg citizens to stay home if at all possible. Winter roads are dangerous. Winter precautions should rule at home too.
Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com warns in ‘Wintry Mix to Slow Travel From St. Louis to NYC by Early Next Week’: “A storm moving out of Texas will spread a swath of wintry mix and snow on its northern edge over part of the Ohio Valley states and Northeast . . . The southern storm will coincide with another storm pushing eastward across the Great Lakes.
“A wintry mix, including ice, will affect St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville, Kentucky. . . Snow will briefly sneak into Chicago . . . Snow is in the offing farther north from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo, New York . . . This will be after heavy lake-effect snow falls on parts of western and upstate New York.”
WeatherWhys adds: “The Dead of Winter is the one-month period when normal temperatures reach their lowest levels. For most of North America, this occurs from the second week of January until the second week of February.
“The reason this period does not line up with the first day of winter when the amount of incoming energy from the sun is lowest is due to the seasonal lag. The land and oceans continue to lose more heat than is gained this time of year and will do so until mid-February.” But remember last year that period extended into April.
Advice for driving from state patrolmen include: “Blizzard Warning: Wind may reach up to 35 miles per hour or greater with snow. This will cause the temperature to be very cold. Make sure you have sufficient fuel for cars.
“Be sure to eat regularly and drink fluids. Watch for frostbite. Signs include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes, or face. Watch for hypothermia. Signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.
“Put warm supplies––such as gloves, blankets and hats––in your car in case you become stranded or extreme cold strikes while you are away from home.” They also say to monitor local weather reports before starting out.
“The National Weather Service is forecasting statewide wind chills to periodically dip down to 20 degrees below zero or lower. Exposure to these temperatures could potentially cause frostbite and hypothermia, as well as create hazardous driving conditions.
“Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, wear protective gear, such as hats, mittens and gloves—in addition to a warm coat. Always protect your lungs with a scarf. Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.”
So there you heard it from men and women in police and highway patrol forces assigned to protect citizens under their watch. Remember what wholesale Christian sweatshirts say about such rulers: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. . . For he is the minister of God to thee for good (Romans 13: 1 – 4).”
Across the country, weather experts go through verbal gymnastics to deny the effects of a Polar Vortex as unreasonably below-zero freezing temperatures grip most of the United States this week, and is expected to continue for several days.
For instance, Don Babwin decries in ‘National Weather Service: Stop Calling It A ‘Polar Vortex’:’ “The phrase [Polar Vortex] took on a life of its own last year, and it was blamed for everything from ice storms to the inability of the New York Giants to score touchdowns. But the National Weather Service is skittish about going anywhere near the phrase that starts with ‘p’ and ends with ‘x.’ ”
Michael Musher with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center chides: “We’ve been told to go around that term [i.e. Polar Vortex].” He explains the term is accurate because “. . . the cold air is coming from near the North Pole. But also no, because the low-pressure system isn’t going to sink into the U.S. this year, just the temperatures that precede it.”
Such skittishness is not just about that term, but also comes from attempts to deny that such unusually cold weather––even as much as minus 20 degrees with wind chill in even southeastern states––is the result of Global Warming.
Explications from The National Weather Service advising people for what those living in “hard freeze” areas should keep on hand––considering possibilities of power outages––include: “Flashlight and extra batteries; Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information;
“Extra food and water such as dried fruit, nuts and granola bars, and other food requiring no cooking or refrigeration; Extra prescription medicine; Baby items such as diapers and formula;
“Emergency heat source: fireplace, wood stove, space heater, properly ventilated to prevent a fire; Fire extinguisher, smoke alarm; and Extra pet food and warm shelter for pets.” Now, why would 21st century citizens living in technologically savvy modern era need to prep are for such primitive conditions?
Of course, what such advice implies is that such arctic weather often precipitates power outages, which in turn suggests drastic changes will eventually be necessary in 21st century home-architecture models, including: necessary fire places or heating units not dependent on gas or electricity; large storage of foods not dependent on refrigeration; life not dependent on television, internet, radio, etc.
Whether one calls it Polar Vortex or Global Warming, the fact is that future survival demands lack of dependence upon what most Americans take for granted today, such as power lighting and heat, drivable roads, street night lights, etc.
Bible prophecies foretell that in these last days seasons would be drastically changed: “Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be The Name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His:
“And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what [is] in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him (Daniel 2: 19 – 22).” In these End Times, believers must depend more on Him and less on modern conveniences!
Rev. Repriestly: As American Christians attend New Year’s Eve services this year, or pray around together around the family altar, hopefully they will remember fellow believers suffering for their faith in The LORD Jesus around the world––in China, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, and other nations, even in the U.S.
Ally I. Feermeno: To be sure, Satan often changes his tactics against the rise of Christianity in some nations. For instance in China, billionbibles.org argues ‘Christian Persecution in China Is Rising Again’:
“On the whole, the main thrust of Satan’s attack on the body of Christ in China has shifted away from brute force to the more insidious temptation of compromise, money and heresy . . . Rather than the euphemistically named Public Security Bureau kicking down doors, the bigger threats to the church in today’s increasingly materialistic China is the lure of wealth & prosperity and other false gospel, much of it imported from the West.”
Ida B. Wells: My, my Ally that means Christians in the East face the same temptations as Christians here do––only wanting Christ for what He can do for them, rather than asking God what they can do for Him.
Jim Seerfar: Right you are Ida. These bring sure signs of The LORD’s coming soon, as is tremendous activity in space travel, space ‘science’ and what I can space-hooey. Truly leaders of various nations will face God’s wrath for wasting billions of wealth in space endeavors while humans under their watch go hungry.
Cecil Certifier: It is all so totally insane. Consider what His Eminence Metropolitan Elias of Tyre and Sidon said at an Orthodox Church service recently:
“ The Church of Antioch, as you know, was founded by the two Apostles, Peter and Paul. And most of this Church is suffering now….in most places, we have either war or pressure from all sides.
“And this is not new for us: Our Lord Jesus Christ has told us that we will go through such places and such situations. And, you know, the Church from the very beginning had past persecution and many kinds of pressures. But, in the end, love will be prevailing. As Our Lord told us: You will have difficult times, but at the end you will win because I have conquered the world. So, Jesus Christ is always the winner; love is always the winner; we are the winners if we stay near to Jesus Christ.”
John J. Sr.: Amen to that Cecil. In this New Year let us pray for precious believers around the world. And please pray for the earthend-newbeginning.com that we may be able to reach more and more people through the internet, and other doors The LORD will open for us.
Rev. Repriestly: As Taryn of I.E. Plexus tells us our wholesale Christian sweatshirts insist: “Prayer Is The Answer.” So in 2015 let us all practice more of God’s Word every day and “Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5: 17).” With that said let us end with “Happy New Year” to all of you from all of us!
Rev. Repriestly: We don’t mean to be Grinch’s this Christmas, but increasing materialism this year shows it is past time for truth about Christmas. The Bible doesn’t specify Jesus’ birthdate, but we do know it was not on December 25th.
Remember ‘Jesus Is The Reason for the Season.’ If you want to tell Him ‘Happy Birthday’ go ahead. But that is part of prayer and worship. It does not necessarily go with gorging food, going into debt to buy gifts, or wild parties.
Cecil Certifier: Actually, for centuries Europeans celebrated winter, cold and snow as part of the Winter Solstice on that date. It was also part of Saturnalia: “The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms,” says Wikipedia.
Jim Seerfar: Hmm. Sound familiar? Banquets, gift-giving, partying, etc. Like Rev. Repriestly says materialism. This Solstice thing is also connected to astrology star worship. Wikipedia explains: “Winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon which marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year.”
In ‘History of Yule,’ Lady SpringWolf writes: “The Winter Solstice has been recognized and celebrated for eons by ancient people around the globe. Etymology Online describes Yule as: A heathen feast, later taken over by Christianity and from unknown origin. Gaius Valerius Catullus (84 BC– 54 BC) was a Roman poet of the 1st century BC. He describes Saturnalia as: the best of days. . . It was a time of celebration, visits to friends, and gift-giving, particularly of wax candles (cerei), and earthenware figurines (sigillaria).” Let me ask again, sound familiar?
Ally I. Feermeno and Ida B. Wells: Christians must know what they do and why they do it. Apostle Paul warns: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them (Ephesians 5: 11). In 2 Corinthians 2: 11, he talks about Satan deviousness, i.e. Santa moves one letter of his name: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
Sarah Newsworthy and Wendy Weathersbee: This blog and our sister site worldscollide-culture-Christianity-endoftime.com writes constantly that in 2014-15, time is coming to an end. So be especially careful during this season when people drive crazily and do other whacky things.
Earlier forecasters assured that few parts of the U.S. will see snow this Christmas. But now they change their tune, insisting on AccuWeather.com: “A storm bearing gusty winds, torrential rain, snow, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the East and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports.” So try to stay home and be safe!
Dr. Ad Versery and Professor Maleeke: And for goodness sake avoid people who cough, wash and/or sanitize hands constantly, eat healthy foods and avoid so many sweets and get plenty of rest. Diseases and viruses attack our country now.
Inspector Butterman and John J., Jr.: So they have stepped into the over-eating area, we were going to cover. But one more thing, our Web Advisor Taryn at I.E. Plexus.com would not forgive the team if we didn’t remind you to be sure to get one of those wholesale Christian sweatshirts offered in our store. Otherwise, have a Merry, Merry Christmas and feel free to tell Our Lord ‘Happy Birthday’!
Dr. Jael Ever asks for a complete overhaul of each section’s blog agendas and priorities, to explore needs for new staff. Obviously, all bloggers on this network remain so burdened down with research, little time remains for intelligent writing. My colleagues and I lament that more help is needed.
Maleeke will continue her work on Ebola in Africa, while I must spend my time on new diseases attacking in the U.S. or moving up the coast from other nations on this continent, as well investigations of federal health agencies.
But there are many more medical stories demanding attention. Someone must keep an eye on day-to-day physical needs, necessary medical advice and seemingly incidental problems, that if left untreated, can create serious illnesses.
Thus, added to our staff is Nurse Betty, a nursing school graduate assistant. She will blog now and then on these areas, as well as work with Frank Butterman on dietary warnings about food disasters. Nurse Betty if you please:
Nurse Betty: Thank you so much Dr. Ad Versery. Well, let me organize my notes. So much information on hand. Best to list them: First, Drink Green Tea as often as possible, says Bob Livingston of Personal Liberty Digest. As a habit, it can cut down high blood pressure as much as 45%.
And, let’s see. Oh yes, this week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a warning that Listeria disease found in caramel apples is traced to 28 cases and even five deaths. So avoid eating caramel apples.
Robert Roos, editor of CIDRAP News, memos that the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) tied Listeria in caramel apples from Carnival and Kitchen Cravings brands to “four cases of Listeria, two of which were fatal.”
Roos adds the CDC: “ . . . is recommending avoidance of all commercial caramel apples, including those with toppings such as nuts, sprinkles, or chocolate,” until further notice. In school, we studied the Listeria outbreak in Colorado from cantaloupes, resulting in 147 cases and 33 deaths a few years ago.
And oh yes all reporting sources note a rise of flu cases around the nation during this holiday season. Lisa Schnirring from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) tells nurses and doctors:
“With Christmas holiday days away, the nation’s flu markers are showing spirited rises, with 29 states reporting widespread activity and the disease affecting nearly all regions . . .With the H3N2 virus as the clearly dominant strain . . .9 of the 10 CDC regions see a rise of doctor visits with influenza-like illnesses.”
So wash or sanitize hands often. Avoid people sneezing or coughing. And keep kitchens and bathrooms squeaky clean! Don’t overdo the Christmas shopping, cooking and eating rage. And get plenty of rest. Also my notes say . . . .
Dr. Ad Versery: Thank you Nurse Betty. That’s enough for one day. We’ll hear more from you soon. Let’s all remember what wholesale Christian Bibles recommend on the subject of health and healing:
“Bless The LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name. Bless The LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies (Psalm 103: 1 – 3).”