Monday, January 25, 2010

Haitian quake was predicted, some experts say: The Turf War

HIGH TECH: Satellite imaging showed fore-shock of 2002 Alaska quake.

In the aftermath of the massive Haitian earthquake on Jan. 12, officials have repeated the long-held opinion that "earthquakes cannot be predicted."

That's no longer true.

New electromagnetic techniques (EM) are detecting ominous signs of a killer earthquake's approach. American and French satellites independently detected signs of danger over Haiti three and four days before the earthquake struck, killing an estimated 200,000 people.

But pre-seismic EM sensing is only funded in a limited research capacity...

Read the rest of the revealing story here:

Misery politicized. It's all about control of information regardless of the situation. How can such a price be placed on human lives. Three days warning, is all it would have taken to prevent so much death and misery. Shame on those who withheld information that could have prevented so much tragedy.

I am still without my distribution lists so kindly pass this article on to others. After all, we know that knowledge IS power, for good or ill.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Get the word out...

...that I have posted a new entry. My distribution lists were vaporized by my PC when it's operating system crashed and left me without access to Outlook where my mail and address book resided. I am hoping to get the O/S restored at some point so I can upload everything to Gmail and get my stuff back. I know the data is safe, just the O/S is problematic at this time. So I write and post to you from a friend's eMac!

Kindly spread the word to your blogging and blogger friends and ask them to leave comments and hopefully my usual suspects will send me an email with their address in it so I can reconstitute my distribution lists. Thanks in advance for that!


SCOTLAND: Election to decide if Britain will have first female Anglican bishop

[Episcopal News Service] Britain might soon have its first female Anglican bishop, serving the 38,000-memberScottish Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Alison Peden, aged 57, is one of three candidates for the post of bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. The election is scheduled for Jan. 16.

Observers say that if Peden is elected it is likely to increase pressure on the neighboring Church of England to allow the appointment of women bishops.

"This news is a real boost as it comes at a time when the Church of England is in the process of preparing its own legislation for women bishops," Christina Rees, chairperson of WATCH (Women and the Church) and a campaigner for female bishops, was quoted as saying by The Times newspaper.

Peden, the rector of Holy Trinity Church in Stirling and canon of St. Ninian's Cathedral in Perth, is facing two male rivals for the post of bishop in the Scottish diocese.

They are the Rev. John Applegate, an academic at Manchester University, and the Rev. Gregor Duncan, rector of St. Ninian's Church, Pollokshields, and dean of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway.

The candidates were chosen by clergy and lay church members. Under church rules they are not allowed to give media interviews before the election.

Peden is the first woman to be shortlisted in Britain as an Anglican bishop. The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church voted in 2003 to allow women bishops.

The Scottish election comes a year after the small Lutheran Church in Great Britain consecrated its first woman bishop, the Rev. Jana Jeruma-Grinberga.

WATCH's Rees said she believed that legislation allowing women bishops in the Church of England would probably be presented to its General Synod in July 2010, and that final approval would be given in 2012.

"My great hope in 2010 is that we will finally see good, robust and fair legislation for women bishops coming forward," she told Ecumenical News International.


This is the best news I have heard in a while on the Anglican front. The election is two days away, and whilst this may seem trivial in comparison to the disaster in Haiti, it is also important to this devastated country in that more change for the better for all women and men may come about with more women bishops doing the will and work of God in ways no one could ever have imagined. Long or short term, this is a very important event in the Church. Pray with all your being for the people of Haiti and those trying to help, and pray that God's will shall be seen in this election.