Drought & Food Prices, You are now a Terrorist, The Swine Flu outbreak and the Prophecies of Abraham

Joseph F. Dumond

Joe Started Sightedmoon in 2005 to assist him in spreading his understanding of the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years according to Torah.
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News Letter 5845-006
29th day of the First month 5845 years after creation
The Month of Aviv in the Sabbatical Year
The Second Sabbatical Year of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The 14th day in the count to Pentecost The Counting of the Omer

April 25th, 2009

May Yahweh Richly Bless your Spiritual Understanding during this Sabbatical Year we are now in and Stretch your borders greatly.

Shalom Brethren,

With the Days of Unleavened Bread now behind us I hope you all will continue in the lessons learned at this time of year in putting leaven out your homes that you will continue to strive to keep sin out of your life. Once again to remind you, sin is defined in 1 John 3:4 Sin is the transgression of the law and the law is the 10 commandments. Those Ten Commandments include the fourth one which when expanded includes the weekly Sabbath and the Annual Holy Days and the Sabbatical and Jubilee years. Are you keeping this year, 2009 Holy? It is the Sabbatical year.

I am also continuing to post articles in the forum area under Economic Danger on the Near Horizon and these articles can be reached at this link https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/forum/viewtopic.php?p=482#482

The latest article is called What Washington DOES NOT want you to know
about the true condition of America’s banks

I then read the following in www.thetrumpet.com

TheTrumpet.com | April 15

Moody’s Might Downgrade the Whole Nation

This week we also take a look at the current Drought Monitor and see where the USA is currently at. We also look more into those new developments from the EU about the New Financial Stability Board, which can reach into the entire world.

We also show you how you just became a Terrorist to the USA Homeland Security if you take a stand that the US Government disapproves of.

And finally we begin to show you the Prophecies of Abraham and how they support the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles throughout history. You will want to read all the articles in this series and share them.

To read the rest of this article go to either https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/files/AbrahamProphecy5845-006.docx or to https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/files/AbrahamProphecy5845-006.pdf

But before you go, I continue to receive more information that is important for you to know. The following is not in this week’s News Letter as it was prepared and posted prior to this news coming forward. But we cover the following subjects below; Drought & Food Prices, You are now a Terrorist, and the Swine Flu outbreak.

I was sent the next report by one reader and it comes from http://www.agorafinancial.com/afrude/2009/04/22/five-course-profits/

Keep this report in mind as you read the first Prophecy of Abraham in this week’s News letter.

Five-Course Profits

By Chris Mayer

As I write, the market is taking another hit on the snoot. Well, we had a nice run there for a bit. Since hitting those March lows, the S&P 500 rallied about 28%, to last Friday’s close. That is a hot pace and one of the best stretches since the bear market rallies of the 1930s. So do not be surprised if we give back some of that.

The S&P 500, though, is still down about 6% for the year. Even so, this market is one of the most interesting markets I’ve ever been a part of, even if it has been like pulling weeds as far as making a steady profit goes. (Though I believe the rewards on the other side of this thing will be great.)

For one thing, it is a wild big picture. There are any number of fascinating threads developing in a variety of industries and niches. Any one of these could cause some major waves in the marketplace… and could make investors a lot of money.

For instance, I’ve been following the agricultural scene of late with more than the usual interest. I don’t think investors have yet grasped the extent to which drought and the financial crisis are going to hurt this year’s harvest in just about everything.

We’re already seeing some muted effects in certain items, like tea. Tea prices are set to surpass the all-time highs reached last year. Drought is the main cause. Yields in tea-exporting countries such as India, Sri Lanka and Kenya have all fallen. These three countries produce half of the world’s tea exports.

In Sri Lanka, the world’s biggest tea exporter, drought will push tea production to a seven-year low. The financial crisis also led farmers to be more conservative about buying things like fertilizer, which adds to the low-yield woes.

In Kenya’s Rift Valley, another tea-rich region, drought will also lower production. Auction prices in Mombasa — the global benchmark — are already 15% higher this year. Usually, the key time of year for tea is March through May, so perhaps it is the canary in the coal mine as for what we can expect. But tea is just the beginning.

India has far worse problems than just tea. Indian farmers plant a lot of rice, wheat and cotton. These also consume a lot of water. Drought has led farmers to dig deeper wells and irrigate more with groundwater. Now water tables are dropping as much as 3 feet a year and the system is on the verge of collapse.

In some regions, farmers have to drill down 250 feet for water. At that point, they are getting brackish water that poisons the crops and yields sickly plants. It’s even affecting some of India’s traditional breadbaskets, like the Punjab. As NPR reports:

“Punjab grows far more wheat and rice for India than any other region. But now these farmers are running out of groundwater.

“They have to buy three times as much fertilizer as they did 30 years ago to grow the same amount of crops. They blitz their crops with pesticides, but insects have become so resistant that they still often destroy large portions of crops.”

India’s population is among the fastest growing on earth. So when its domestic food suppliers struggle, it has a big impact.

China is another biggie to watch. It feeds 20% of the world’s population on only 10% of the world’s arable lands and with only 6% of its water. Water tables are falling in China, too. And in some parts of its traditional breadbasket in the north, its production of wheat and corn is in jeopardy. Chinese officials are well aware of this.

As the Financial Times reports: “The country is investing heavily in agriculture.” Its agriculture budget increased 27% in 2007 and 38% in 2008 and will rise another 20% this year. “No other big country… has increased spending on farming so much,” says the FT. And still, increasing output will be a challenge.

Back in the old USA, we’ve had drought throughout our grain-growing regions. And we have water problems in many Western states. I opened with that quote from Zebulon Pike. On his way to New Mexico, Pike didn’t know about the vast Ogallala aquifer beneath what was then known as the Great American Desert. Neither did the Pawnee and Osage who wandered the plains. So when he wrote his comment comparing the plains to the African deserts, it looked shortsighted. Of course, now with modern agriculture draining the Ogallala, Pike’s words may one day seem prophetic.

Having read this report and knowing that for the past year I have told you to store up food for the coming Sabbatical year which we are now in, and to have enough for the famine years which are to follow, the next report is very troubling.

On Wednesday I went to bed that night thinking about the Prophecies we are now going to be discussing for the next few weeks. Thursday I woke up l Jay Sekulow and somehow over night I became a terrorist to the United States Homeland Security forces. How did this happen?

On his show on Thursday Jay talked about the following document, which can be read at his web site at http://www.aclj.org/media/pdf/ACLJ_dhs-hsa-rightwing-extremism-040709.pdf

Here are some excerpts from Rightwing Extremism: Current

Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment From the Office of Intelligence and Analysis dated April 7 2009.

Having read this, I now understand why we were unsuccessful with meeting with President Obama.

(U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

(U//FOUO) Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists. DHS/I&A is concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.

(U) A recent example of the potential violence associated with a rise in rightwing extremism may be found in the shooting deaths of three police officers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 4 April 2009. The alleged gunman’s reaction reportedly was influenced by his racist ideology and belief in anti-government conspiracy theories related to gun confiscations, citizen detention camps, and a Jewish-controlled “one world government.”

(U) Economic Hardship and Extremism

(U//FOUO) Historically, domestic rightwing extremists have feared, predicted, and anticipated a cataclysmic economic collapse in the United States. Prominent anti-government conspiracy theorists have incorporated aspects of an impending economic collapse to intensify fear and paranoia among like-minded individuals and to attract recruits during times of economic uncertainty. Conspiracy theories involving declarations of martial law, impending civil strife or racial conflict, suspension of the U.S. Constitution, and the creation of citizen detention camps often incorporate aspects of a failed economy. Anti-government conspiracy theories and “end times” prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition, and weapons. These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist individuals and groups in the past, such as violent Christian Identity organizations and extremist members of the militia movement.

(U//FOUO) Rightwing extremist paranoia of foreign regimes could escalate or be magnified in the event of an economic crisis or military confrontation, harkening back to the “New World Order” conspiracy theories of the 1990s. The dissolution of Communist countries in Eastern Europe and the end of the Soviet Union in the 1990s led some rightwing extremists to believe that a “New World Order” would bring about a world government that would usurp the sovereignty of the United States and its Constitution, thus infringing upon their liberty. This is aimed directly at Bible Prophecy which claims the United European super power is now coming on the scene and will usurp the USA. Mt 24:9 -Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.

Also this week I became a fan of Miss California Carrie Prejean, who stood her ground and said that she believes a man and wife is the only acceptable form of marriage. But just so you can see just how upside down our nations have become, a homosexual calling someone the “B” word and the “C” word is not a hate crime, ( which is what Perez Hilton did after Carrie gave her answer to his question) but a pastor preaching from the Bible about homosexuality is a hate crime. This country has definitely become twisted liberal and immoral. Bible does say in last days good will be called bad and bad called good. Isaiah 5: 20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

And finally today on Friday is new news of the outbreak of Swine Flu. From Bloomberg.com at http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aWVM4e9IDstg&refer=worldwide

Before you read this I have to remind you to once again watch the DVD at https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=251 where we show you when this pandemic is to take place. We get this information from Lev 26: 21 ‘Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.

Your highways are desolate because no one will go to work for fear of catching this flu or one like it.

Swine Flu, Mexico Lung Illness Heighten Pandemic Risk (Update2)

By Jason Gale and Tom Randall

April 24 (Bloomberg) — Disease trackers are asking U.S. hospitals to help follow a new strain of swine flu and are trying to determine whether it’s related to hundreds of illnesses and 57 deaths in Mexico.

A previously unseen variant of H1N1 swine influenza has sickened at least seven people in California and Texas, the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday. The World Health Organization said 57 people died among more than 800 in the Mexico City region who developed flu-like symptoms in the past month.

Global health experts are studying whether the U.S. and Mexico illnesses pose a threat of pandemic, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. U.S. hospitals today were asked to collect samples from patients with flu-like symptoms, said William Schaffner, a flu expert at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

“This has a sense of urgency about it,” Schaffner, chief of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt, said in a telephone interview today. “They are asking us who work in hospitals to go to our emergency rooms and our pediatric wards to gather specimens and start testing them.”

Investigators haven’t found a link between the California and Texas cases, indicating the virus may be circulating elsewhere, Schaffner said. CDC disease experts will continue investigating whether the outbreaks have a common source, he said. The agency also will host a conference call today with experts, he said.

Threat of Pandemic

Flu can spread quickly when a new strain emerges, because no one has natural immunity. The so-called 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which may have killed as many as 50 million people, began when an avian flu virus jumped to people, experts said.

“We are taking this very seriously,” Gregory Hartl, spokesman for WHO, the Geneva-based United Nations agency, said in a telephone interview today. “We have to get laboratory confirmation of what it is. We need to know how widespread it is.” The Mexico illnesses are affecting “otherwise healthy adults,” Hartl said.

Pandemic Potential

“The infection of humans with a novel influenza-A virus infection of animal origins, as has happened here, is of concern because of the risk, albeit small, that this could represent the appearance of viruses with pandemic potential,” the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, based in Stockholm, said in a statement.

There’s no evidence a pandemic strain is evolving in the U.S., the European agency said. The CDC reached the same conclusion.

“We don’t think this is a time for major concern,” Anne Schuchat, CDC’s director of respiratory diseases, told reporters on a conference call yesterday.

Authorities in Mexico asked the Public Health Agency of Canada to help identify what’s causing the lung infection that has also spread to five health-care workers, the Ottawa-based agency said in an e-mail yesterday. Mexico Health Minister Jose Cordova canceled classes in Mexico City today and recommended citizens avoid public places.

Canada’s National Microbiology Lab received 51 specimens from Mexico on April 22 and will test them for pathogens. Tests in Mexico found patients had the H1N1 and type-B influenza strains and the parainfluenza virus, the agency said.


Pigs Susceptible

Three main human flu strains — H3N2, H1N1 and type-B — cause 250,000 to 500,000 deaths a year globally, according to the World Health Organization, a United Nations agency. Pigs also are susceptible to flu, including the H1N1 subtype.

“It will be critical to determine whether the strains of H1N1 isolated from patients in Mexico are also swine flu,” Donald Low, an infectious diseases specialist at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, told the Canadian Press.

The CDC is discussing its cases and viruses with Mexico and the Pan American Health Organization, Schuchat said.

“At this point, we do not have any confirmation of swine influenza in Mexico,” Schuchat said.

Symptoms of the illnesses in Mexico include high fever, headache, eye pain, shortness of breath and extreme fatigue with rapid progression of symptoms to severe respiratory distress in about five days, the Canadian agency said. A “high proportion” of cases require mechanical respiration, it said.


U.S. Sickness

The four males and three females in San Diego County and Imperial County, California, and in San Antonio, diagnosed with swine flu had mild flu-like symptoms. The patients, 9 to 54 years old, included a father-daughter pair and two boys attending the same Texas school.

The virus is contagious and spreading from human to human, the CDC said in a statement on its Web site. The patients began feeling sick from March 28 to April 19. All have recovered and only one was hospitalized, according to the CDC. None had direct contact with pigs.

“That’s unusual,” Schuchat said. “We don’t know yet how widely it’s spreading and we certainly don’t know the extent of the problem.”

As precaution, CDC is preparing the virus as a vaccine seed strain that could be used to make immunizations, she said.

The swine flu virus contains four different gene segments representing both North American swine and avian influenza, human flu and a Eurasian swine flu, CDC said.

Not Seen Before

“We haven’t seen this strain before, but we haven’t been looking as intensively as we are these days,” Schuchat said. “It’s very possible that this is something new that hasn’t been happening before.”

Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type-A influenza that regularly causes outbreaks among the animals, according to the CDC. Swine flu doesn’t normally infect people, though human infections do occur and cases of human-to- human spread of swine flu viruses have been documented.

Infection in pigs is regarded as especially problematic because of the risk of “reassortment” to produce a new virus, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said.

“These mild U.S. cases infected with a novel influenza are not reflecting the emergence of a pandemic strain, but they at least raise the possibility that there has been limited human- to-human transmission,” the health agency said.

To contact the reporters on this story: Jason Gale in Singapore at j.gale@bloomberg.net; Tom Randall in New York at trandall6@bloomberg.net.

Last Updated: April 24, 2009 12:08 EDT


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