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Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by themilitantcatholic, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    Virgil — We Were Warned: Science Fiction Predicted Silicon Valley’s Threat to Personal Liberty

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    Williamson’s Warning

    Interestingly, at around the same time as Orwell, another author, far less well known, zeroed in on just that: the threat from technology. In 1947, sci-fi writer Jack Williamson published a short novel, With Folded Hands, which featured robots who were there to help—at least that’s what they said. Their motto: “To serve and obey and guard men from harm.” And who could object to that? Who doesn’t want more ease, convenience, and safety? Thus the robots started doing everything for everybody.

    And then, came the ugly kicker: The robots declared that just about anything that people could do posed a threat to the new robot order, and so all independent human action was forbidden; humans were now slaves to the machines that had been slaves to them. Thus we can see a key difference from Orwell: In Williamson’s tale, the techno-dictators were welcomed with open arms—and only later did people wake up to the menace.

    So we can see that Williamson’s story is a reworking of that classic theme, Be careful what you wish for. Thus we can compare With Folded Hands to other tales—starting with Adam and Eve and the apple—in which people reached for a good deal that turned out to be not such a good deal.

    Yet we can quickly see that the coming of science and technology upped the ante: People didn’t have just to fear gods and fate, they also had to fear what they could make with their own hands.

    MORE: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/...cted-silicon-valleys-threat-personal-liberty/
     
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  2. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    http://earthsky.org/?p=29831
    November’s Leonid meteor shower
    By Deborah Byrd in Astronomy Essentials | November 15, 2017
    Here are all the details you need for 2017’s Leonid meteor shower, at its best on the mornings of November 17 and 18.

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    Leonid meteors, viewed from space in 1997. Image via NASA

    November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year Around November 17 or 18, as our world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. Like many comets, Tempel-Tuttle litters its orbit with bits of debris. It’s when this cometary debris enters Earth’s atmosphere, and vaporizes, that we see the Leonid meteor shower. In 2017, the peak night of the shower is expected from midnight to dawn on Friday and Saturday mornings (November 17 and 18). Best yet, there is no moon to intrude on the Leonid meteor shower in 2017. Although this shower is known for its periodic storms, no Leonid storm is expected this year. Follow the links below to learn more:

    How many Leonid meteors will you see in 2017?

    When should you watch for Leonid meteors in 2017?

    Where should you watch the meteor shower?

    Which direction should I look to see the Leonids?

    Will the Leonids produce a meteor storm in 2017?

    Live by the moon! Order your 2018 EarthSky moon calendar today!

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    James Younger sent in this photos during the 2015 peak of the Leonid meteor shower. It’s a meteor over the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest, between the U.S. mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

    How many Leonid meteors will you see in 2017? The answer as always depends on when you watch, and the clarity and darkness of your night sky. This shower has been known to produce meteor storms, but no Leonid storm is expected this year. The Leonids are usually a modest shower, with typical rates of about 10 to 15 meteors per hour at the peak, in the darkness before dawn. The new moon on November 18 guarantees a dark sky for this year’s Leonid shower.

    When should you watch for Leonid meteors in 2017? Knowing what time to watch is easy. As with most meteor showers, the best time to watch the Leonids is usually between the hours of midnight and dawn. The expected peak morning is Friday, November 17 or Saturday, November 18. That’s the mornings (not the evenings) of the November 17 and 18.

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    Can you see a meteor in bright moonlight? Yes, if it’s bright enough. Photo taken in late October 2016 by Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona. Bright moonlight will surely drown out many Leonid meteors in 2016, but, if you watch, you might catch one!

    Where should you watch the meteor shower? We hear lots of reports from people who see meteors from yards, decks, streets and especially highways in and around cities. But the best place to watch a meteor shower is always in the country. Just go far enough from town that glittering stars, the same stars drowned by city lights, begin to pop into view.

    Find a place to watch – or recommend a place – at EarthSky’s brand-new Best Places to Stargaze page.

    City, state and national parks are often great places to watch meteor showers. Try googling the name of your state or city with the words city park, state park or national park. Then, be sure to go to the park early in the day and find a wide open area with a good view of the sky in all directions.

    When night falls, you’ll probably be impatient to see meteors. But remember that the shower is best after midnight. Catch a nap in early evening if you can. After midnight, lie back comfortably and watch as best you can in all parts of the sky.

    Sometimes friends like to watch together, facing different directions. When somebody sees one, they can call out meteor! Then everyone can quickly turn to get a glimpse.

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    Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, dots a backwards question mark of stars known as the Sickle. If you trace all the Leonid meteors backward, they appear to radiate from this area of the sky.

    Which direction should I look to see the Leonids? Meteors in annual showers are named for the point in our sky from which they appear to radiate. This shower is named for the constellation Leo the Lion, because these meteors radiate outward from the vicinity of stars representing the Lion’s mane.

    If you trace the paths of Leonid meteors backward on the sky’s dome, they do seem to stream from near the star Algieba in the constellation Leo. The point in the sky from which they appear to radiate is called the radiant point. This radiant point is an optical illusion. It’s like standing on railroad tracks and peering off into the distance to see the tracks converge. The illusion of the radiant point is caused by the fact that the meteors – much like the railroad tracks – are moving on parallel paths.

    In recent years, people have gotten the mistaken idea that you must know the whereabouts of a meteor shower’s radiant point in order to watch the meteor shower. You don’t need to. The meteors often don’t become visible until they are 30 degrees or so from their radiant point. They are streaking out from the radiant in all directions.

    Thus the Leonid meteors – like meteors in all annual showers – will appear in all parts of the sky.

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    Old woodcuts depicting 1833 Leonid meteor storm.

    Will the Leonids produce a meteor storm in 2017? No. Not this year. Most astronomers say you need more than 1,000 meteors an hour to consider a shower as a storm. That’s a far cry from the 10 to 15 meteors per hour predicted for this year. Still, seeing even one bright meteor can make your night.

    The Leonid shower is known for producing meteor storms, though. The parent comet – Tempel-Tuttle – completes a single orbit around the sun about once every 33 years. It releases fresh material every time it enters the inner solar system and approaches the sun. Since the 19th century, skywatchers have watched for Leonid meteor storms about every 33 years, beginning with the meteor storm of 1833, said to produce more than 100,000 meteors an hour.

    The next great Leonid storms were seen about 33 years later, in 1866 and 1867.

    Then a meteor storm was predicted for 1899, but did not materialize.

    It wasn’t until 1966 that the next spectacular Leonid storm was seen, this time over the Americas. In 1966, observers in the southwest United States reported seeing 40 to 50 meteors per second (that’s 2,400 to 3,000 meteors per minute!) during a span of 15 minutes on the morning of November 17, 1966.

    In 2001, another great Leonid meteor storm occurred. Spaceweather.com reported:

    The display began on Sunday morning, November 18, when Earth glided into a dust cloud shed by comet Tempel-Tuttle in 1766. Thousands of meteors per hour rained over North America and Hawaii. Then, on Monday morning November 19 (local time in Asia), it happened again: Earth entered a second cometary debris cloud from Tempel-Tuttle. Thousands more Leonids then fell over east Asian countries and Australia.

    View SpaceWeather’s 2001 Leonid meteor gallery.

    Bottom line: If you want to watch the 2017 Leonid meteor shower, just know that the new moon will guarantee a dark night for meteor watching. The greatest number of meteors usually fall in the dark hours before dawn.

    EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2017
     
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  3. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    Is hell freezing over or something? ...but only about the profit, not the deed itself.

    FBI seeks Senate documents, signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue

    The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request.

    The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue.

    Grassley said at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence in its final investigative report to show abortion providers had transferred tissue and body parts from aborted fetuses to firms for use in research by charging dollar amounts above their actual costs.

    Abortion providers are allowed under a 1993 law to transfer fetal tissue for research at a cost equal to the price of obtaining it, but are not allowed to sell it at a profit.
    The Justice Department declined comment, saying it does not confirm nor deny whether an investigation is taking place.


    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...ling-possible-probe-into-sale-of-fetal-tissue

     
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  4. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    That is a holy bombshell and I take it very seriously because it is confirmed by Denis Nolan in the linked article. I do take what Denis and Kathy Nolan say as very reliable.

    Oh good God, give us the light to recognise the Triumph of Immaculate Heart of Mary, so we may rejoice with You. Amen.
     
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  5. Blizzard

    Blizzard thy kingdom come

    Yes, this was reported by another member in the thread "the Triumph". (maybe we should concentrate responses either here or there)

    I went to the 1:27 mark in the video below when Marija allegedly says this. I can understand Italian but couldn´t really make out what she says because the English translator speaks at the same time - and she (the translator) seems to get slightly confused (maybe she couldn´t believe what she was hearing;)). Marija is definitely talking about the triumph.

    The translator says: I believe that this year the immaculate heart of Mary will triumph.

    But the question is: Did Marija really say "this year".

    Maybe someone else can check it out and clarify.

    http://marytv.tv/?page_id=2620
     
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  6. AED

    AED Powers

    Carol you are an amazing treasure trove of interesting facts. I have learned so much from your posts. Well, really from so many on this blog. It is a wonderful resource on the faith of course but on so many other things. Thankyou!!
     
  7. AED

    AED Powers

    If only....trying not to anticipate. Just "girding my loins"for a very tough slog ahead. But maybe...anyway either way God's holy will be done!
     
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  8. Dean

    Dean Archangels

    I believe that this year the immaculate heart of Mary will triumph.

    Let me ask like this, you say that to someone in Church on Sunday they will wonder what you mean, what would you tell them to expect this year with that statement?
     
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  9. CrewDog

    CrewDog Angels

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  10. djmoforegon

    djmoforegon Archangels

    Wow! Nice, Carol, thanks.
     
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  11. djmoforegon

    djmoforegon Archangels

  12. padraig

    padraig New Member

  13. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    Most will not define what the Triumph means. Charlie Johnson couldn't. Few if any on MOG have done as much. Triumph over what? Anyone want to take a stab at defining this. I know of only one message that has done as much.
     
  14. padraig

    padraig New Member

    The Triumph of the Church.

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  15. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    AED, Thank you!!! If I find something that looks interesting I like to share it with all of you. I think that we all brainstorm well together.

    That particular article, http://earthsky.org/?p=29831 , appeared to be very well done. I really like the graphic that they included with the constellation Leo which helps explain the name of the Leonid meteor shower, imho. Of course, we know that Our Lady of Guadalupe is standing on a crescent moon, a "sickle" which some people believe is a reference to Islam. The following article which explains this connection was originally posted by Julia in August of 2016, http://shoebat.com/2016/08/13/the-k...hidden-code-in-the-image-that-will-end-islam/.
    It is amazing that the Leonid meteor shower appears to radiate from the "sickle" of Leo, of course we already know that God is amazing!

    It is my opinion that the Leonid meteor shower may represent an evil attack of some sort, possibly the attack on Christianity by radical Islam that we are currently witnessing in the very birthplace of Christianity and throughout the world. The Leonid meteor shower is an annual occurrence but some years it is more dramatic than other years and is referred to as a meteor storm, as that article states - "Most astronomers say you need more than 1,000 meteors an hour to consider a shower as a storm."

    Since only 10 to 15 meteors per hour is predicted for this year, I don't know if this particular year the Leonid meteor shower has a significant meaning or not but in light of everything else that is occurring in the world and in the heavens this past year, it definitely got my attention. In addition, it is interesting to note this annual meteor shower was considered to be a meteor storm in the following years 1833, 1866, 1867, 1966, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonids#cite_note-LunLeo-36

    I wonder if the occurrence of the Leonid meteor storms in 1999 & 2000 were a warning of the attack on 9/11/2001 and then a confirmation of such in 2001.
    The following quote is from an article in relation to this, "Sky watchers who saw it will never forget it: the 2001 Leonid meteor storm" , http://www.spaceweather.com/meteors/gallery_18nov01.html and there is more evidence of the 2001 Leonid meteor storm in this following article, http://mreclipse.com/Meteors/Leo01/Leo01FE.html .

    For further proof that these Leonid meteor storms may not just be a coincidence: The Convention of Kütahya occurred in May of 1833 may relate to the Leonid meteor storm of 1833. This convention is also known as the Peace Agreement of Kütahya which ended the Egyptian–Ottoman War (1831–1833). At the Convention, the Ottoman provinces of Syria and Adana were ceded to Egypt, and Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt became governor-general of the two provinces. But the settlement of the Peace Agreement was not satisfactory to either party, resulting in the Second Ottoman-Egyptian War in 1839–1841. In addition, the Khedivate of Egypt which was in effect from 1867-1914 may relate to the Leonid meteor storms in 1866 and 1867. And finally, the Six-Day War of June 5–10, 1967 may relate to the Leonid meteor storm of 1966. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Islam#Timeline

    I am not a historian nor a history buff but merely someone who is trying to read these possible "signs", maybe someone here is more familiar with historical events and can help relate these Leonid meteor storms which occurred in 1833, 1866, 1867 and 1966 to events which may have been a major turning point on the development of Islam in the world.

    PS - I had forgotten that Emmett O'Regan had briefly included something about Leonid in one of his posts from 2014 which Josephite had posted on MOG this past August, http://unveilingtheapocalypse.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-new-fatima-revelation-in-closer.html .

    For reference, on Nov. 18, 1999 there were 50,000 meteors per hour, Nov. 17, 2000 there were 1,000 per hour and on Nov. 17/18, 2001 there were 500-5,000 per hour, http://www.spaceweather.com/meteoroutlook/lunarleonids.html.
    http://www.meforum.org/168/at-war-with-whom
     
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  16. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    djm, It's probably past time for us to create a thread which lists the things we should boycott, like anything related to the NFL, GQ Magazine, Keurig, Victoria's Secret, etc.
     
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  17. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    I'm curious - isn't Keurig the brand of a coffee machine?
     
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  18. djmoforegon

    djmoforegon Archangels

    I agree, Carol.

    And yes, SgCatholic, Keurig is the brand of coffee maker that pulled it's advertising from conservative newsman Sean Hannity news segment on FOX cable news. Hundreds of Hannity fans destroyed their Keurigs a la NFL gear and tickets.
     
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  19. Dean

    Dean Archangels


    Yea they are so smart. I already purchased your product. You already got the money. So I’m going to destroy it? How’s that a boycott
     

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