Friday, April 22, 2016
A geologist is warning of a possible earthquake threatening millions of Americans in the next few days.
Jim Berkland, a former scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey said he is carefully watching out for tremors and tsunamis, as reported by the Express, especially along the San Andreas Fault in California and the Cascadia Subduction Zone in Oregon and Washington state. He claims both areas are long overdue for a “big one”.
If the west coast got hit with a big earthquake, it would likely spur massive tsunamis.
The upcoming full moon is also of concern. Berkland claims most earthquakes occur during full and new moons because they cause “equinoctial tides”, which are gravitational forces that cause the earth to expand and contract.
In 1989, Berkland predicted the San Francisco earthquake, but he claims he was warned by the government not to make any more predictions, for fear of causing a mass panic. But that hasn’t stopped him from offering warnings on his website.
There have been a series of massive earthquakes in the last week in Japan. The death toll is at 48. Now the area is getting hit with torrential rain and mudslides. Thousands of people are displaced as their homes were destroyed. One of the earthquakes measured 7.3.
Earthquakes also hit last week in Vanuatu, Guatemala and Ecuador.
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A public health expert and Seventh-day Adventist pastor was fired by Georgia's Department of Public Health after public officials were assigned to watch and review the content of his sermons on YouTube, official government documents indicate.
On Wednesday, The First Liberty Institute announced that it filed a lawsuit on behalf of Eric Walsh against the DPH, alleging that he was fired by the agency over concerns about his sermons' content on homosexuality.
As it is illegal under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make employment decisions based on a person's religion, documents and email conversations obtained by First Liberty through the Freedom of Information Act appear to reveal a host of damning charges against the DPH.
According to an obtained email, Walsh, who has a medical degree, doctorate in public health and was appointed to President Obama's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDs, was hired in early May 2014 and scheduled to begin working for the agency on June 16, 2014.
But as controversy had previously surrounded Walsh's conservative views on marriage in California, when LGBT activists protested his selection as commencement speaker at Pasadena City College, documents indicate that officials at the DPH decided to conduct an investigation of their own into Walsh's view on marriage.
According to an email from May 14, 2014 that was sent by the DPH's human resources executive Lee Rudd, it is clear that a number of employees were specifically assigned to take a few hours and listen to the content of Walsh's sermons.
"OK … I have an assignment for several of us. We have to listen to his sermons on You Tube [sic] tonight. If we take a couple of hours each, then we should cover our bases," Rudd wrote. "I will enlist Dwana [Prince] to help us. Kate [Pfirman, Chief Financial Officer for the DPH] is going to listen to them as well."
Following the review, the lawsuit claims that a meeting was "hastily arranged" the next day by officials to discuss the sermons and Walsh's future with the department.
"The unlawful and discriminatory intent and tenor of the May 15, 2014 meeting compelled DPH general counsel Sidney Barrett to warn not once, but twice, during the same meeting that under federal law Dr. Walsh's religious beliefs could play no role in any employment decision by DPH," the lawsuit states.
Fox News reports that another staffer allegedly warned that Walsh should be hired based on his qualifications.
"Not only is there no smoking gun, there is every reason to believe, even from his detractors own words, that he is the excellent health director we believed he would be," the staffer said according to a document obtained by First Liberty. "If we do not hire this applicant on the basis of the evidence of job performance and disqualify him on the basis of discrimination by those who seek to advance their own agenda and do him harm, I believe we are no better than they are."
Despite the warnings, the officials decided during or after the meeting that they would terminate Walsh's employment opportunity. On May 16, 2014, Walsh's job offer was officially rescinded.
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China has tested a weapon which could be used to strike London and the United States with nuclear warheads.
The Dongfeng-41 missile, which has the longest range of any ballistic rocket in the world, can carry up to ten nuclear warheads.
US Pentagon officials are said to have slammed China for testing the 'intercontinental weapons', which have a maximum range of around 8,700 miles.
US Pentagon officials are said to have slammed China for testing missiles which have a maximum range of around 8,700 miles (file photo of Chinese submarine)
China hit back at its critics today, saying it was perfectly 'normal' to carry out ballistic missile launches.
US media site Washington Free Beacon, citing unnamed Pentagon officials, reported that China had carried out a test of its DF-41 long-range missile on April 12.
The report linked the tests to tensions between Washington and Beijing over the South China Sea, noting it came three days before a visit by US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter.
In a brief response, China's defence ministry did not deny a test had been carried out, but dismissed media reports of a specific location as 'pure speculation'.
A statement on the ministry's website said: 'It is normal for us to carry out scientific research tests in our own territory, according to our plans, and they are not aimed at any specific nations or targets.'
China claims nearly all of the South China Sea, which is home to some of the world's most important shipping lanes and is believed to contain vast oil reserves.
The Dongfeng-41 missile, which has the longest range of any ballistic rocket in the world, can carry up to ten nuclear warheads (pictured, Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2011)
But many of its Southeast Asian neighbours have overlapping claims, and tensions have risen over China's construction of artificial reefs in the disputed waters.
On Monday, China's defence ministry gave its first confirmation that Beijing had landed a military flight on the Fiery Cross reef in the Spratlys archipelago, also claimed by the Philippines.
On the day of Carter's trip, Beijing said that one of its top military officials had visited a South China Sea island.
Obama and Xi meet on denuclearization at the start of the month
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