The Early 21st Century: 2005 (Part Two)

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Because the system I use is, thus far, only 71.6% to 92.7% accurate, and because new information may help make initial predictions more focused, the almanacs will be updated periodically as needed.

If a prediction is fulfilled you will see a news article (or news articles) that proves the event took place, along with a commentary by me, immediately beneath the prediction. If a prediction is close to being fulfilled you will be alerted by a link or links to related news articles.

All base 7 forecasts made after January 5, 1999 are designated at the start of the first paragraph as NEW PREDICTION and followed by the creation date. All projections calculated between October 5, 1997 and January 5, 1999 do not have the designation NEW PREDICTION and a creation date before the text.


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MOST RECENT UPDATES:

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes near Papua New Guinea; no damage reported - November 11, 2006.

Strong undersea quake hits off PNG island - November 8, 2006.

Strong Magnitude 6.3 Quake Hits Papua New Guinea - November 7, 2006.

Philippine Volcano Belches Ash For Second Day - October 31, 2006.

Mount Bulusan blankets villages with ashAsh from Bulusan blankets 4 villages - October 23, 2006.

Undersea quake near Papua New Guinea - October 16, 2006.

Strong quake strikes off Tonga - October 9, 2006.

Volcano forces evacuations in PNG - October 7, 2006.

Volcano forces evacuations in PNG - October 7, 2006.

Space debris punched hole in shuttle - October 6, 2006.

Space debris hit shuttle during last mission: NASA - October 5, 2006.

Hungary PM says will not give in to blackmail - October 3, 2006.

Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper is held as she collapsesAstronaut collapses during ceremony - September 22, 2006.

Hungarian PM Refuses to Step Down, More Protests Continue - September 22, 2006.

Hungary's prime minister stands firm as protests rage -- Socialist leader says he won't quit despite violence - September 21, 2006.

Shuttle Undamaged, Cleared for Landing - September 20, 2006.

Hungary's PM clings to job after lies provoke riot - September 20, 2006.

Quake of Magnitude 6.1 Hits Near Australia's Christmas Island - September 19, 2006.

Unidentified objects delay space shuttle's return - September 19, 2006.

Mystery Object May Have Hit Shuttle -- NASA Postpones Atlantis Landing - September 19, 2006.

Mystery object forces delay of shuttle landing -- Extra inspections follow up on sighting of speck floating in orbit - September 19, 2006.

NASA Spots Object, Delays Shuttle Return - September 19, 2006.

Mystery object delays shuttle landing - September 19, 2006.

PM's warning to Hungary rioters - September 19, 2006.

Riots in the wake of a leaked recording of Hungary's prime minister admitting officials lied about the economyHungary PM rejects calls to resign - September 19, 2006.

Hungarian PM defies protesters - September 19, 2006.

Clashes in Budapest as crowds call for PM to quit - September 19, 2006.

Hungarians riot after PM admits lying - September 19, 2006.

Meteor's sonic boom rattles residents - September 12, 2006.

Strong quake strikes near Papua New Guinea - September 1, 2006.

Lightning Strike Delays Launch Of Space Shuttle Atlantis - August 27, 2006.

Volcano eruption affects 1 million Ecuadorians - August 22, 2006.

Volcano in Philippines reaches dangerous phase - August 15, 2006.

Philippines volcano spews searing gas, debris - August 13, 2006.

Lava cascades down the slopes of Mayon volcanoPhilippines volcano threat growing - August 8, 2006.

Pacific quake hits near Vanuatu - August 8, 2006.

Philippine volcano 'set to erupt' - August 7, 2006.

Scientists: Philippines' Mayon Volcano Ready to Erupt - August 7, 2006.

Shuttle Atlantis readied for launch - July 24, 2006.

Community Leaders Urge New York Governor to Declare Power Outage a Disaster - July 23, 2006.

No ideas, no light & no end in sight! - July 23, 2006.

Mayon's lava flow changes its course - July 22, 2006.

Blackouts darken, roast New York - July 22, 2006. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.

Con Ed: Blackout's 10 times worse than originally reported - July 22, 2006.

Thousands Without Power in NYC for 5th Day - July 21, 2006.

Quick turnaround for shuttle -- Atlantis slated for August launch, Discovery in December - July 20, 2006.

Shuttle heads for home - July 15, 2006.

Discovery's hydraulic system leaking -- Unit that powers brakes, steering may need to be shut down - July 15., 2006.

Up to six pieces of debris fell off Discovery: NASA - July 5, 2006.

Cracked foam on oxygen feedline

NASA has decided to go ahead with a scheduled Independence Day launch of the space shuttle Discovery, space agency officials said Monday after finding a crack in the foam insulation on the shuttle's external fuel tank. The crack covers a bracket that connects the liquid oxygen feedline to Discovery's external fuel tank.

NASA goes ahead with Tuesday launch -- Foam crack examined as agency prepares for Discovery mission - July 4, 2006.

Climate change could cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, scientists say - July 3, 2006.

Shuttle Launch on Despite Damaged Foam - July 3, 2006.

The STS-121 crew faces a 1-in-100 chance of dyingShuttle crew faces 1-in-100 chance of dying - June 27, 2006.

Space debris to pass metres from ISS - June 27, 2006.

US port closed after threat to Bush found - June 27, 2006.

Town near volcano in central Philippines declared under state of calamity - June 21, 2006.

Rain might worsen Indonesia volcano slides - June 20, 2006.

NASA picks its second woman shuttle commander - June 20, 2006.

Indonesia's Mount Merapi Volcano Spews Hot Clouds, Volcanic Debris - June 19, 2006.

Philippine Volcano Bulusan Ejects Ash, Threatens Villagers - June 18, 2006.

Volcano continues to spew glowing lava in Indonesia - June 17, 2006.

July 1 set as date for shuttle launch - June 17, 2006.

Mount Merapi spews gases during eruptionMt Merapi Throws Out Hot Clouds, Sets Fire To Forests - June 15, 2006.

Indonesia volcano eruption traps two -- Villager: 'We saw a massive cloud steaming toward us' - June 15, 2006.

Indonesian volcano roars into life - June 9, 2006.

Shuttle inspection planned late in mission -- Crew may add in additional spacewalk - June 9, 2006.

Indonesian volcano spreads panic - June 8, 2006.

 

Merapi: The Next Kakatoa?

Mt. Merapi has grown more active since the earthquake

After surviving a catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people, more than 10,000 residents near Indonesia's Mount Merapi are being evacuated because of the volcano's increased activity, officials say.

Merapi, one of Indonesia's most dangerous and active volcanoes, has been rumbling for two months, but last month's heightened concerns were triggered by increased lava flow and a new lava dome, now about 4 million cubic meters in volume, forming at the peak.


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Famous Black Actor/Rock Star Murdered
or Dies of Drugs Overdose

 

Marvin Gaye

 

NEW PREDICTION: 10/5/04 -- Guess who? Around April 2005 or September 2005.

 

Rapper O.D.B. dies at recording studio

Russell Jones, aka O.D.B.Sunday, November 14, 2004 Posted: 0444 GMT (1244 HKT)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The rap artist O.D.B., whose utterly unique rhymes, wild lifestyle and incessant legal troubles made him one of the most vivid characters in hip-hop, collapsed and died inside a recording studio Saturday. He was 35.

O.D.B. had complained of chest pains before collapsing at the Manhattan studio, and was dead by the time paramedics arrived, said Gabe Tesoriero, a spokesman for O.D.B.'s record label, Roc-a-Fella. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but O.D.B. had recently finished a prison sentence for drug possession and escaping a rehab clinic. He would have turned 36 on Monday.

O.D.B. -- also known as Ol' Dirty Bastard, Dirt McGirt, Big Baby Jesus or his legal name of Russell Jones -- was a founding member of the seminal rap group the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s. With his unorthodox delivery -- alternately slurred, hyper and nonsensical -- O.D.B. stood out even in the nine-man Clan, which featured such future stars as Method Man, RZA and Ghostface Killah. The Wu-Tang blueprint was for each member to pursue solo projects, and O.D.B.'s were among the best.

He released hit singles such as "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and "Got Your Money," and appeared on remixes with artists like Mariah Carey.

"There's nobody like him in the game," RZA told The Associated Press in an April interview, when asked if O.D.B. could resume his career after prison. "He's got a lot of problems he's got to iron out, of course, but as far as a one-of-a-kind person, a one-of-a-kind artist, he's one of a generation, one of a lifetime. He's a very rare commodity."

But as his fame increased, so did his erratic behavior, and fans came to expect the unexpected from O.D.B. When MTV News followed him around at the height of his popularity, he took the camera crew and several of his kids (he was said to have more than a dozen, by numerous mothers) to the welfare office -- in a limousine -- to get an allotment of food stamps. And he received them.

In February 1998, he crashed the stage at the Grammy Awards and hijacked a microphone from singer Shawn Colvin as she accepted an award, apparently upset over losing the best rap album Grammy to P. Diddy (then known as Puff Daddy). He complained that he spent a lot of money for new clothes because he thought he was going to win. The rapper later apologized.

Over the years, he was wounded in shootings and arrested on a veritable laundry list of charges, including menacing security officers, illegally possessing body armor, driving with a suspended license, shoplifting and threatening a former girlfriend.

In 2000, after escaping a court-ordered stint in a California rehabilitation center, authorities searched for him for a month. He was finally arrested in Philadelphia -- three days after performing in a New York City concert with his Wu-Tang clique.

He was sentenced in 2001 to two to four years in prison for drug possession, plus two concurrent years for escaping from the clinic. He was released in 2003 and immediately signed with Roc-a-Fella. He heralded his return with a news conference alongside singer Carey -- pop fans may know him best for his memorable cameo on her hit "Fantasy," featuring rhymes like "me and Mariah, go back like babies with pacifiers."

Tesoriero said O.D.B. had been working on his comeback album for more than a year and was almost finished. "Russell inspired all of us with his spirit, wit, and tremendous heart," Roc-A-Fella founder Damon Dash said in a statement. "The world has lost a great talent, but we mourn the loss of our friend."

His mother, Cherry Jones, said she received the news of her son's death in a phone call, which she called "every mother's worst dream."

"To the public he was known as Old Dirty Bastard, but to me he was known as Rusty. The kindest most generous soul on earth," her statement said. "Russell was more than a rapper, he was a loving father, brother, uncle, and most of all, son."

Rapper ODB died of drug overdose

Wednesday, 15 December, 2004, 17:31 GMT

BBC NEWSODB's most famous song was Got Your Money, featuring Kelis

US rapper ODB died of a drug overdose last month, the New York City medical examiner's office has said.

The 35-year-old, also known as Ol' Dirty Bastard, collapsed and died at a recording studio on 13 November 2004 after complaining of chest pains.

He died "as a result of intoxication by the combined effects of cocaine and Tramadol, a prescription painkiller but not a narcotic". "The manner of death is an accident," said spokeswoman Ellen Borakove.

ODB, real name Russell Jones, was dead before paramedics could reach him at a Manhattan studio where he was recording last month.

A founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s, ODB's best-known solo track was Got Your Money featuring Kelis. He had been working on a comeback album for more than a year prior to his death.

ODB joins a string of rap stars who have met untimely deaths, including Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, who was fatally shot in late 2002, and Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur who were both shot in the late 1990s.

 

COMMENTS (11/15/04): This may be premature with cause of death still unknown, but the suddenness of it and the hints being dropped by the media suggest to me that O.D.B. might have suffered a heart attack brought on by drug abuse. Cocaine can trigger a fatal heart attack in certain unusual cases. In any event, this is close enough for a PREDICTION FULFILLED. I fear this prediction, now fulfilled five months prematurely, could become subject to "prediction overkill" in 2005.

 

COMMENTS (12/16/04): It's definite. It was a drugs overdose. PREDICTION FULFILLED.

 

RATING: +1.0


Signature of Death for the U.S. President in 2005

 

Kerry says he'll win Bush says he'll win

 

The Tecumseh Curse is Still Active

NEW PREDICTION: 3/3/04 -- The one thing I do know (or believe) is that the Tecumseh Curse is still active. If George W. Bush is re-elected, he will be assassinated in April 2005 or November 2005. If he isn't he will be the first president elected in a year ending in zero (2000 in this case) who did not die from natural causes or assassination (or at least have an attempt on his life like former president Ronald Reagan) by a year ending in 5. No president subject to the Tecumseh Curse ever survived beyond the 5 year.

Those zero-elect presidents who survived the longest were Abraham Lincoln (elected in 1860, re-elected to a second term in 1864, died on April 14, 1865) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (re-elected to a third term in 1940, re-elected to a fourth term in 1944, died April 12, 1945). If this pattern follows suit, George W. Bush may die in office on April 10, 2005! However, if Bush perseveres longer, he may last until the 42nd anniversary of the month and year of John F. Kennedy's assassination: November 2005. I would not necessarily anticipate in that case the day to fall directly on November 22, since no November pattern has been established as there has been in the case of April, and it is even possible it will be a month or two off November either way (thus, September-December 2005).

Now, if John Kerry wins, I fear the Tecumseh Curse will still hold. 2000 was an unusual election year. One could say both Bush and Gore won the election. If it was a democrat who was fated to win, and a republican served in office instead, then the doom that was to fall upon Al Gore may fall on John Kerry in his stead. Note that Kerry's initials are "JFK" and that his appearance is likened to Abraham Lincoln. I fear that if Kerry wins, he will die in office during his first year, again either in April 2005 (again, possibly April 10, 2005) or sometime in or around November 2005.

What this also means is that whoever wins the election, Bush or Kerry, the winner will confirm who actually won the enigmatic 2000 election. If Bush wins, then he was the real winner in 2000. But if Kerry wins, it means Al Gore was the actual winner.

Also, there is a remote chance that candidate John F. Kerry will be assassinated this year, possibly at the democratic convention, before the election. This is due to the Robert F. Kennedy karma associated with the 1968 election -- a karma that may still affect Hillary Clinton as I initially predicted if she should become Kerry's running mate or is drafted to run as president if Kerry is forced to quit due to unexpected health problems or a scandal. The potential vector is June-August 2004.

Can the Tecumseh Curse strike later than 2005? It is remotely possible; but it would be the first time a zero-elect president ever died later than a 5 year. In that case the vectors would be November 2006 and July-September 2007.

 

The Successor to the Dead President, The Hillary Clinton Factor, Alternative Candidates to John Kerry if He is Unable to Run

Watch who is elected vice president in either case (Bush or Kerry). This person will govern the United States from the death of the president in 2005 until January 2009 (if it is Bush's VP) or from the death of the president in 2005 until January 2013 (if it is Kerry's VP).

Hillary Clinton has an excellent chance of winning in 2008 or 2012, whichever the case may be. But if for any reason she should be drafted to run this year (if a sudden scandal or something health-related happened to Kerry, for example, forcing him not to run), or should she run for vice president as John Kerry's running mate, she will either be assassinated OR brought to ruin and possible imprisonment from a devastating scandal. In the latter event, the "scandal" could very well be Kerry's death under suspicious circumstances (think Vince Foster). In that case, a weak democratic candidate will be placed forward to run in November and will lose the election to Bush. He will be weak only because he will not have the time to prepare, possibly only a month, not because he might not otherwise have been a good candidate.

 

Will the Tecumseh Curse Meet the Doom Of Mabus?

The double Mabus: Abbas and BushFROM SECOND HOME PAGE (4/7/05): Mahmoud Abbas will be visiting George Bush at a White House summit in May. Two men whose names have been associated with MABUS.

And Comet Machholz, however weak, was technically naked eye, reaching 3.0 at one point and easily seen by those fortunate enough to be living in dark skies far far away from city light pollution. For these people, the comet looked like a smaller version of the 1996 Hyakutake comet.

So, will the Tecumseh Curse strike Bush during the summit and will Abbas just happen to be close enough in proximity to Bush for him to be a casualty as well? Or will assassins simply be targeting both men?

The timing of this summit is extremely dangerous in my opinion.

 

The Pope and the President

If he survives April 12-14, President Bush may find himself in positive peril of losing his life approximately four months and twenty-two days after the death of Pope John Paul II: sometime around August 24. Here is why:

Pope John Paul II has died almost exactly 42 (6 x 7) years after the death of Pope John XXIII (d. June 30, 1963) who was also a very popular pope. Now that the most popular pope since John XXIII has died, President George W. Bush will be in extremely grave and mortal danger of death in what is also the 42nd anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Therefore this year may be very similar to 1963 when Pope John XXIII and President John F. Kennedy died four months and twenty-two days apart.

Nor was 1963 the last time what happened to a pope was linked with the fate of a president. In March 1981 President Ronald Reagan was attacked by would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr. and seriously wounded. He survived. A few months later, in May 1981, Pope John Paul II was also attacked by a Turkish gunman named Mehmet Ali Agca and seriously injured. He too survived.

That's twice in 42 years this has happened and what is the saying about things happening in threes? If there is to be a third time around, it will likely be this year which has a direct base 7 link to 1963.

 

The Ghosts of Kennedy and Long

Finally, if Bush survives April 12-14 (or let us simply say April), and survives August 24 (or let us simply say August) this is a base 7 anniversary year of John F. Kennedy's assassination, 42 years ago on November 22, 1963. This leaves open the possibility that Bush could set a new record for a "5" year, dying sometime around November 2005.

Also, we have already witnessed an event repeat itself from 1935 - seventy years ago: the suicide of top South Korean actress Lee Eun-ju, age 25, was a close repetition of the suicide of legendary Chinese actress Ruan Ling-yu, also age 25 - and only a month apart (February vs March). Will other events from 1935 also repeat? The most tragic assassination in 20th Century US history of a political leader other than the president, besides that of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was that of Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long - in 1935.

Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long  (1893-1935)On Sunday, September 8, 1935, Huey Long went to the state capitol building in Baton Rouge. He had called a special meeting of the state legislature. One of the many things on the evening's agenda was a bill to rearrange the boundaries of the district of one of Long's political enemies, Judge Benjamin Pavy.

Walking down the corridor of the Capitol Building, Long was shot by Pavy's son-in-law, Dr. Carl Weiss, a physician practising in Baton Rouge. Weiss shot Long at close range in the abdomen. Long cried out and then stumbled down the corridor. Weiss was immediately shot and killed by Long's bodyguards. Jimmie O'Connor, an associate, found the senator in an isolated stairwell. He was rushed to Our Lady of the Lake Sanitarium where he died two days later.

He died at 4:06 a.m., on September 10, 1935.

The 1930s was not a zero-year decade for a Tecumseh Curse presidential assassination, yet 1935 -- seventy years ago -- was a year that would mark the worst political assassination in America since William McKinley was shot dead in Buffalo, NY in 1901 and almost exactly 28 (4 x 7) years before John F. Kennedy would be fatally wounded by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, TX in 1963.

We have seen one event from 1935 repeat. What of Long's assassination? Will September 2005 mark the vector for the final victim of the Shawnee Curse, President George W. Bush?

If we do some further research, we discover that the seventy year parallels continue to hold up. On September 18, 1931, the powerful Japanese military began an invasion of the region known as Manchuria, an area belonging to mainland China. Many historians consider that to be the true start of the Second World War. If we check events almost exactly seventy years later, we arrive at September 11, 2001. Is there really any doubt that the events of that day in New York City and Washington DC marked the true beginning of World War 3?

But, of course, as we can see, this entire year of 2005 is potentially perilous to President Bush since the calculated base 7 month vectors are only accurate part of the time anyway. So any month and day is potentially perilous this year from a base 7 perspective.

 

Grenade near Bush 'was live'

Bush waves to people in the crowd after speaking in Freedom Square in TbilisiWednesday, May 18, 2005 Posted: 2250 GMT (0650 HKT)

(CNN) -- A hand grenade found in the crowd as U.S. President George W. Bush spoke in Tblisi, Georgia last week was live and could have exploded, Georgian officials and an FBI agent have said. In the hours after the incident, Georgia officials insisted the device was an inert, Soviet-era training grenade that posed no threat to Bush or his audience.

But on Wednesday, a spokesman for Georgia's Interior Ministry and a statement from the embassy attributed to FBI Agent Bryan Paarmann contradicted the original assessment.

They also confirmed the grenade was tossed into the crowd, contradicting last week's statement that it was placed there and not thrown. "A hand grenade was tossed in the general direction of the main stage and landed within 100 feet of the podium," Paarmann said in the statement on the U.S. Embassy's Web site. "From initial qualified inspection, this hand grenade appears to be a live device that simply failed to function due to a light strike on the blasting cap induced by a slow deployment of the spoon activation device," Paarmann added in the statement.

In Washington, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Bush was fully briefed on the situation Tuesday evening and again Wednesday morning, the latter time by FBI Director Robert Mueller and Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff. The device was inspected by Georgian and American experts, who will complete a report on the incident, the statement said.

The grenade was wrapped in a "dark tartan-colored cloth," the embassy statement revealed. "We consider this act to be a threat against the health and welfare of both the president of the United States and the president of Georgia as well as the multitude of Georgian people that had turned out at the event," the statement added.

Tens of thousands of people crowded into Tbilisi's main plaza -- Freedom Square -- to hear Bush on May 10. Parts of the stage on which he appeared were surrounded by bulletproof glass. Several CNN staff at the event witnessed no disturbance in the crowd ...

Suspect: Grenade Shrapnel Meant For Bush

FOXNews.com

Saturday, July 23, 2005

TBILISI, Georgia — A man who confessed to throwing a live grenade toward President Bush during a rally in Georgia intended its shrapnel to hit the area where the president and others were standing, the suspect said in video footage broadcast Saturday.

"I threw the grenade, not directly at where there was bulletproof glass, but toward the heads ... so that the shrapnel would fly behind the bulletproof glass, you understand?" Vladimir Arutyunian said.

Bush and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili were on a podium protected with bulletproof glass at a massive rally in Tbilisi in May when the grenade was thrown and landed about 100 feet away. It did not explode and investigators later said its activation device apparently had malfunctioned.

The footage showing Arutyunian, who was arrested Wednesday after a shootout that left one policeman dead, was broadcast by Georgia's Rustavi-2 television. The station said it had been provided by the Interior Ministry.

Arutyunian, 27, has been charged with murder in the policeman's death, but no charges have been filed in connection with the May grenade incident, to which he previously confessed. Arutyunian was wounded during the shootout and has been in a hospital since his arrest. Investigators were still searching for a motive in the case.

The Interior Ministry said Friday that Arutyunian was believed to have been a member of the Agordzineba party, which supported the leader of a region largely outside central government control. Aslan Abashidze, leader of the Adzharia region, fled to Russia last year amid rising street protests against his authoritarian rule. The unrest erupted after Abashidze destroyed bridges linking Adzharia with the rest of Georgia and claimed that Saakashvili was preparing a military invasion.

MORE NEWS:
Grenade reportedly thrown toward Bush during Georgia speech - May 11, 2005.
Possible Grenade Thrown at Bush Speech - May 10, 2005.

 

COMMENTS (5/18/05): I am stunned by today's revelation. This was not a threat, a plan, or a prank. It was an assassination attempt. The live grenade tossed at Bush that didn't go off for some reason was just as much an assassination attempt as if a man shot a gun at him and missed. This was the first active assassination attempt on a US president since the shooting of Ronald Reagan in March 1981. The difference, of course, being that Bush was not injured. This incident also occurred close (off by one month) to the April 2005 vector I specified. I have no choice but to consider this a CLOSE PREDICTION since a serious assassination attempt qualifies it as such. This does not mean that the danger is over, however. This could well be a warning that further attempts will be made this year and eventually succeed ... possibly when Mahmoud Abbas visits Bush later this month or not until as late as August 24 or November 22, 2005. Time will tell, but this grenade attack proves I was right about the danger of death, especially by assassination, presented for the president this year.

 

RATING: +1.0

 

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Explosion In Space!

 

Explosion in space Earth technicians look on helplessly

 

NEW PREDICTION: 3/1/05 -- After the trauma of the Columbia Disaster on February 1, 2003, it would probably seem like lightning striking twice if yet another disaster occurs on the first shuttle mission since the horrible tragedy of over two years ago. Yet, that is the danger awaiting the seven-man crew of Discovery after their mission begins on May 15, 2005. The vector for a deadly mishap is April/May 2005 - which places the upcoming May-July mission in positive peril.

This time it will be a disaster in space itself -- an explosion in space. And I have witnessed it.

What I am about to relate is a dream I had on January 28, 1981. Normally I place such dreams on individual dream windows, but this time I feel I must post it directly to the prediction with such little time remaining.

I have dreamt of this space accident several times and for the first time, as I said, way back in 1981. This will be an explosion caused by an accident while the crew is working on a space station. The space station in this case must be the ISS. Part of the station is damaged as is the shuttle - most of the crew is killed.

I was right there in the dream, trying to hold on to the shuttle which was then on fire. I could see fire on the space station too. We were outside in our space suits - I seemed to know everyone else. We were all drifting backwards towards earth. I can still see it. We became terrified because we knew there was no place for us to go. I woke up long before we entered earth's upper atmosphere to die a fiery death.

Commander Eileen CollinsThat's it. What the technical cause will be for this happening I have no idea.

Also, the face of the mission commander, Eilleen Collins, looks terribly familiar. Even the name sounds familiar. She looks like one of the people I was next to in the dream as we fell back to earth, vainly trying to hold on to the useless, burning shuttle.

I don't know what happens to the ISS, if it falls to earth as well or remains in orbit only mildly damaged.

One important note: unlike Columbia and Challenger, there is a CHANCE that the crew of Discovery will survive this space accident and NOT end up rolling backwards into earth's upper atmosphere and to a fiery death. Despite my dream, the base 7 system leaves open the possibility that damage to the space station from the explosion can be minimised, the crew jetison away from the burning shuttle and board the ISS, and a rescue shuttle launched while the crew stays aboard the ISS.

Base 7 precedent: Apollo 13 explosion. April 1970. 35 (5 x 7) years ago.

If, like my prediction for what would be the doomed Columbia mission, I am a year late, then this disaster or dangerous close-call may not happen until May 2006.

 

NASA delays space shuttle launch till July -- Official cites safety concerns for Discovery

Friday, April 29, 2005 Posted: 1716 GMT (0116 HKT)NASA delays shuttle launch until July

(CNN) -- NASA will delay the launch of the space shuttle Discovery, the first shuttle to fly since the 2003 Columbia disaster, from May until July because of safety concerns, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said Friday.

Griffin said the decision was made after managers looked at technical reviews over the past 10 days. "As a result of all that and in looking at the open analysis items and the small fixes that we need to make and some issues that arose during the tanking of Discovery ... the sum of all those things necessitates that we move out six or seven weeks," Griffin said.

He said NASA's position on the shuttle launch had remained consistent. "We're going to return to flight, not rush to flight," said Griffin, who took over as NASA's boss on April 14.

William Readdy, associate administrator for NASA's space operations, said that there was concern with the fuel tank and that a heater may need to be added. The Associated Press reported NASA's prime area of concern is a liquid oxygen line on the lower half of the fuel tank. Its expansion joints have produced ice in the past, the AP said.

Engineers have been studying the threat of ice formations and the possibility that they could break off, as the foam on Columbia's tank did, and damage the ship. A piece of fuel-tank foam insulation was blamed for the disintegration of the shuttle Columbia over Texas as it was returning from space February 1, 2003, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

Since the Columbia crash, NASA has revamped how the tank's insulating foam is applied and replaced some areas of suspect foam. Should engineers decide to go ahead with the installation of a heater, Discovery, with its two solid rocket boosters and an external fuel tank attached to its belly, will have to be rolled back from the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the Vehicle Assembly Building, a tedious, four-mile journey. The shuttle fleet has been grounded since the Columbia broke apart while approaching the Kennedy Space Center.

Discovery was to take off May 22, a delay from May 15. With the latest postponement, the launch will have to be made between July 13 and 31 for conditions to be favorable. The launch window for Discovery is limited because NASA has committed to daytime launches for the next two missions to provide ideal lighting conditions for upgraded cameras that will image the shuttle as it climbs into orbit.

Discovery is to rendezvous with the international space station.

 

COMMENTS (4/30/05): This proves the danger of destruction to the shuttle and a fiery reentry into earth's atmosphere that I predicted would happen to Discovery in April/May 2005 was correct.

It is too early yet for me to claim this as a "THWARTED PREDICTION" because the danger will likely persist into the July 2005 launch or whenever the launch is carried out ... even if that isn't until next year. Unless they find out what is actually wrong, that is.

Indeed, this has the ring of de ja vu about it, like all the problems that were discovered on Columbia throughout 2002, delaying the launch until late January 2003. That delay caused my prediction of destruction of the shuttle and the deaths of the crew that would be on board to happen a year later: in February 2003 rather than January/February 2002. That is why I claimed it as a successful prediction: because the inevitable was merely delayed and earlier planned launches in 2002 were held off until 2003. If not for the various delays, the catastrophe would have occurred during the earliest opportunity for launch in 2002.

I spent the entire year of 2002 periodically writing updates about the danger of the pending Columbia mission every time another problem was discovered and the launch date set back. These warning updates, unfortunately, were deleted after a month or two passed due to a need for extra space on that page ... until another report of a discovery of something wrong being found. I even warned certain civilians who wanted to be part of the crew, including singer Lance Bass, that they would die in space if they did. When news broke that an Israeli astronaut wanted to join, I said he would die in space too. And he did. He was one of the seven crew members that perished on February 1. The warning to Bass and the Israeli astronaut still remain below the prediction.

Did it have to happen? Not necessarily. If NASA had uncovered the problem the Columbia shuttle would ultimately have, they could have fixed it. And then my prediction could have been a "Prediction Thwarted." However, right now, they are so fearful of what they have found on the Discovery shuttle, there is no question that my prediction would likely have been fulfilled had they launched in May.

And if they miss the July 2005 launch ... what then? Then we are back to a situation similar to the 2002 year-long lead-up to the mid-January 2003 launch of Columbia and subsequent disaster on February 1, 2003 during reentry. Thus, a Discovery catastrophe could happen as late as anytime next year.

Unless NASA finds the problem this time around and fixes it. Let us hope they do.

 

Large thermal tile flies off belly of shuttleCOMMENTS (7/30/05): I am calling this prediction a CLOSE CALL, especially with NASA saying it regrets carrying out the launch and is grounding all future shuttle flights for what may well be a few years. I have an uneasy feeling we may not know everything here, especially since the debris that fell off Discovery on launch was exactly the same kind of debris that fell off Columbia. And the damage to Discovery's wing and nosecone is the same as the damage done to Columbia as well (although NASA claims it is not as bad). The shuttle crew can stay aboard the ISS and wait for Atlantis to rescue them if more damage is discovered or if reentry is considered a big risk. That, of course, does not minimise the danger that rescue shuttle Atlantis could likewise undergo the same kind of damage at launch.

I think you might agree this "close call" could get a lot closer than it has thus far, but hopefully not much more. I would really hate to see this prediction fulfilled.

 

Astronaut collapses during ceremonyAstronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper is held as she collapses

POSTED: 2037 GMT (0437 HKT), September 22, 2006

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- An astronaut from the space shuttle Atlantis collapsed twice Friday during a welcome home ceremony, a wobbly return that officials attributed to the adjustment from 12 days at zero gravity. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper left the hangar at Ellington Field through a side door but was not taken to a hospital. Officials said she was doing fine.

Piper, fifth of the six astronauts to speak, appeared to be confused before her legs buckled during her address. NASA officials and crew members braced her and lowered her to the ground. She stood up again, and the crowd applauded. "Boy, if that's not a little embarrassing," she said.

After speaking for another half-minute or so, she again appeared confused and gripped the podium. Crew members stepped to her side and lowered her to the floor. Two NASA officials helped her leave through a side door.

Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper collapsesThe Atlantis crew returned Thursday after performing the first construction work on the international space station since the Columbia disaster 3 1/2 years ago.

They performed three grueling spacewalks to hook up a 17 1/2-ton addition, which included a giant set of electricity-producing solar panels. Piper, a 43-year-old from St. Paul, Minnesota, is a commander in the Navy and was a mission specialist and cosmic electrician aboard the shuttle. She carried out two of the spacewalks, joining an elite club of only six other U.S. women and a single Russian woman who have made spacewalks.

'Nice to be back'

Thursday's landing ended a 12-day mission whose smooth success was briefly upstaged by the high drama caused by mysterious floating debris. "Nice to be back. It was a great team effort," said commander Brent Jett immediately after touchdown at Kennedy Space Center at 6:21 a.m. EDT.

More than 1 1/2 hours after landing, the astronauts, all wearing broad grins, left the shuttle to greet NASA administrator Michael Griffin and
other agency officials. Then they walked under Atlantis to inspect the
shuttle's heat shield.

"It's really a beautiful day in Florida, a great way to end a mission," said Jett. "It was a pretty tough few days for us, a lot of hard work, a great team effort to get the station assembly restarted on a good note."

The landing 48 minutes before sunrise was a day later than planned because NASA ordered up extra inspections of the spacecraft's delicate skin to make sure it was safe to come home. The fear was that a mysterious piece of debris spotted floating nearby on Tuesday might have hit the spacecraft. Astronauts later saw other debris ...

 

COMMENTS (9/26/06): No, I am not trying make any claim here for a prediction fulfilled. I don't have to anyway: last year's space shuttle crisis was the 2005 equivilent of Apollo 13. I suppose I could add that the debris that fell off Atlantis is proof that the danger element still lurks and is additive to the CLOSE CALL of last year's mission. I sort of regard the collapse of astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper as a type of bizarre footnote to both missions. It was almost as though the dangerous elements that they escaped from were saying "Gotcha!", however weakly so. Besides, I have never seen an astronaut faint in public after a shuttle return.

 

NEWS:
An unidentified piece of debris spotted by astronaut Daniel Burbank
Space debris punched hole in shuttle - October 6, 2006.
Space debris hit shuttle during last mission: NASA - October 5, 2006.
Astronaut collapses during ceremony - September 22, 2006.
Shuttle Undamaged, Cleared for Landing - September 20, 2006.
Unidentified objects delay space shuttle's return - September 19, 2006.
Mystery Object May Have Hit Shuttle -- NASA Postpones Atlantis Landing - September 19, 2006.
Mystery object forces delay of shuttle landing -- Extra inspections follow up on sighting of speck floating in orbit - September 19, 2006.
NASA Spots Object, Delays Shuttle Return - September 19, 2006.
Mystery object delays shuttle landing - September 19, 2006.
Lightning Strike Delays Launch Of Space Shuttle Atlantis - August 27, 2006.
Shuttle Atlantis readied for launch - July 24, 2006.
Quick turnaround for shuttle -- Atlantis slated for August launch, Discovery in December - July 20, 2006.
Shuttle heads home - July 15, 2006.
Discovery's hydraulic system leaking -- Unit that powers brakes, steering may need to be shut down - July 15, 2006.
Up to six pieces of debris fell off Discovery: NASA - July 5, 2006.
NASA goes ahead with Tuesday launch -- Foam crack examined as agency prepares for Discovery mission - July 4, 2006.
Shuttle Launch on DEspite Damaged Foam - July 3, 2006.
Shuttle crew faces 1-in-100 chance of dying - June 27, 2006.
Space debris to pass metres from ISS - June 27, 2006.
NASA picks its second woman shuttle commander - June 20, 2006.
July 1 set as date for shuttle launch - June 17, 2006.
Shuttle inspection planned late in mission -- Crew may add in additional spacewalk - June 9, 2006.
NASA vexed by worker accidents - April 7, 2006.
Nasa delays space shuttle launch until July at earliest -- Faulty fuel tank sensor cited as reason - March 14, 2006.
NASA: 16 chunks of foam fell off Discovery last July -- Offered "many chances for harming the spacecraft in the same way Columbia was doomed" - February 28, 2006.
Astronaut May Face Another Shuttle Repair - August 3, 2005.
Unprecedented Repair Awaits Astronauts - August 2, 2005.
Astronauts prepare for spacewalk -- NASA mulls threat from protrusions - August 1, 2005.
NASA may order spacewalk to fix shuttle heat shield - July 31, 2005.
NASA ponders hanging strips from space shuttle - July 31, 2005.
Discovery crew on edge over debris fallout - July 30, 2005.
NASA: Foam may have hit wing -- Space agency says no damage found - July 29, 2005.
NASA says Discovery lost foam debris, like Columbia, but no damage - July 27, 2005.
Discovery can stay in orbit for 40 days waiting for help - July 27, 2005.
NASA Says Foam Insulation Flew Off Shuttle - July 27, 2005.
NASA grounds shuttle fleet -- Falling debris during launch draws concern - July 27, 2005.
NASA Studies Debris Recorded During Launch -- Debris included thermal tiles, which also fell off doomed Columbia - July 26, 2005.
Shuttle returns to space -- NASA examining video of debris spotted during liftoff - July 26, 2005.
Fuel glitch may not stop shuttle launch, says NASA - July 25, 2005.
Discovery 'ready to go' for Tuesday launch -- Forecasters: 40 percent chance of unfavorable weather - July 24, 2005.
NASA Delays Discovery Launch Indefinitely - July 16, 2005.
Shuttle launch delayed until next week "at the earliest" - July 15, 2005.
Faulty Fuel Gauge Delays Shuttle Launch - July 13, 2005.
Shuttle launch delayed - July 13, 2005.
Space Shuttle Damaged on the Launch Pad - July 12, 2005.
NASA: Shuttle launch date July 13 -- Griffin: 'We're currently go for launch' - July 1, 2005.
Investigator OK with NASA flying in July - June 29, 2005.
Panel: NASA Fails to Meet Safety Test - June 27, 2005.
NASA draws up worst-case plans before shuttle launch - June 20, 2005.
NASA delays space shuttle launch till July -- Official cites safety concerns for Discovery - April 29, 2005.
NASA to Delay U.S. Space Shuttle Launch - April 28, 2005.
Report: NASA Considers Another Launch Delay - April 28, 2005.
Report: NASA documents suggest agency playing down shuttle risks - April 22, 2005.
Shuttle launch moved to May 22 -- NASA: More analysis needed on new damage inspection system - April 20, 2005.
Shuttle rollout under way -- NASA: Crack found in external fuel tank not an issue - April 6, 2005.
NASA plans for the unthinkable -- Four astronauts to be on emergency standby - March 21, 2005.

 

RATING: +1.0

 

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Base 7 Alert: Cancer Scares of Olivia Newton-John and Belinda Emmett Repeated by Kylie Minogue

 

POSTED (5/18/05): No this is not a prediction. It is too late for that. Rather, this is an example of how even diseases can afflict celebrities from a specific region at regular intervals. These are events that may or may not be preventable.

Olivia Newton-John

On July 14, 1992, Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John announced that she had breast cancer, placing her fans in a state of complete shock. She was operated on at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and had to undergo a period of chemotherapy. In February 1993 she received the all-clear, and returned to Australia to recuperate. She has toured extensively to sell-out audiences during the last few years.

Six years later (one year off from seven, but still adjacent to 1999), in April 1998, Australian actress Belinda Emmett was diagnosed with breast cancer and subsequently underwent surgery, which successfully removed a malignant tumour. However, during a routine medical check-up in April 2001, bone cancer was detected.

Belinda Emmett

Emmett, now 31 this year, had been working on a feature film, The Nugget, and starring in a TV series. Ultimately, she overcame the second cancer and is cancer-free to this day.

I was never aware of Olivia Newton-John's battle with cancer until a few years ago. As for Belinda Emmett, I did not even know who she was until the other day (since I am not Australian). I have never thought of linking cancer deaths or cancer diagnoses with the base 7 system, but I am surprised to see a consistency developing in this case.

Now, almost exactly seven years after Emmett's diagnosis of breast cancer (May instead of April), it has happened again.

This time the Australian female celebrity is pop star Kylie Minogue:

 

Kylie's cancer shock ends tourKylie Minogue

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Posted: 0809 GMT (1609 HKT)

SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 2004 Grammy winner, who turns 37 on May 28, will undergo immediate treatment and has postponed her upcoming Australian tour, according to a statement released by her promoters in Australia on Tuesday.

"I was so looking forward to bringing the Showgirl tour to Australian audiences," Minogue said in the statement. "I am sorry to have disappointed my fans. Nevertheless, hopefully all will work out fine and I'll be back with you all again soon," she said in the statement, released by The Frontier Touring Company.Minogue's management said she had been staying in Melbourne with her family this week when she was diagnosed with the illness.

Her spectacular Showgirl tour, which has already played in Europe, was scheduled to tour Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth over the next month. Minogue's promoter Michael Gudinski said he wished her the speediest of recoveries. Ticket holders have been told to await an announcement of new Showgirl dates.

Minogue began her Showgirl world tour with a concert in Glasgow in March. After Australia, the singer was also due to give concerts in Singapore and Hong Kong before returning to the UK for a headline appearance at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26.

Minogue's entertainment career began to take off in the mid-1980s when she appeared in the long-running Australian televison program Neighbours as Charlene, the "girl next door". Over the years she moved through a variety of singing styles and became hugely popular in the UK, Europe and Asia for hits such as "Spinning Around" and "Can't Get You Out of My Head". She was also one of the artists to perform at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and won a U.S. Grammy award in 2004 for best dance recording.

 

If all holds true to the 1992 and 1998 events, Kylie's health should improve. However, like Emmett, a relapse could occur three years from now in May 2008.

One last point, Kylie is a major and current pop music celebrity and could, like Freddie Mercury of Queen who died of AIDS in 1991 or Linda McCartney who died of cancer in 1998, fall victim to the "Elvis Presley scenario" later in the year. We hope this will not happen.

Likewise, we hope that last year's James Dean/Marilyn Monroe/Sharon Tate/Sal Mineo/Grace Kelly/Karen Carpenter/Capucine/Princess Diana/etc timeline of tragedy has concluded with the sad, unfortunate death of Superman star Christopher Reeve (as the 2004 version of "James Dean") and the attempted suicide of blonde, comic actress Shelley Long (who nearly became the "Ona Munson" of 2004). Both Dean and Munson died in 1955: 49 (7 x 7) years prior to 2004.

Unfortunately, we cannot be certain of this until December 2005 has passed. That is because of two "late" repetitions on the 2004 timeline: the plane crash death of blonde actress Carole Lombard in January 1942 (four months beyond the August/September 1941 vector) and the suspicious suicide, possible homicide of blonde actress Thelma Todd in December 1935 (fifteen months beyond the August/September 1934 vector). It is still possible the Todd influence from exactly 70 years ago will play out as late as December of this year. If it does, Kylie Minogue could fall victim to her cancer as did blonde actresses Jill Ireland and Susan Oliver in 1990. Still, this is largely a "blonde" influence, and as such, it is still Madonna, Britney, Paris, Sharon Stone, Anna Nicole Smith, etc who remain in greatest danger.

 

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Indian Leader Sonia Gandhi in Danger Following Massive
Flooding of Bombay or New Delhi

 

NEW PREDICTION: Early 1998, (UPDATED: 5/18/04) -- According to my base 7 calculations, there actually appears to be a "Gandhi curse." Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi, the Italian-born widow of Rajiv Gandhi, may be at risk of imprisonment, execution, or assassination in May 2005 or October/ November 2005. Her husband, Rajiv, was assassinated in May 1991 and her mother-in-law, Indira, was also assassinated on Halloween night, October 31, 1984. Mohandas Gandhi (no relation) was assassinated in 1948. Two of these years align with 2005. Mohandas Gandhi (no relation) was assassinated in 1948. Two of these years align with 2005. There is also a quatrain to ponder over.

Sonia Gandhi wins 2004 election

Quatrain 2.54

Par gent estrange, & Romains lointaine,
Leur grand cite apres eaue fort troublee:
Fille sans trop different domaine,
Prins chef, ferreure n'avoir este riblee.

By a foreign people, and far away from the Romans,
Their great city (Bombay? New Delhi?) after flooding much troubled:
Daughter [in-law] without much different domain,
Imprisoned leader, her lock will not be removed.

 

Sonia, the fille, was a girl of 21 when she married Rajiv Gandhi and is the daughter-in-law of the late prime minister Indira Gandhi and daughter of an Italian building contractor. "Fille" can mean "girl," "young woman," or "daughter." It may be intended in all of these manifestations. However, in Nostradamus time, it was not uncommon in France or England for adults to use the word "son" or "daughter" when addressing or referring to a young male or female. As an informal reference "daughter" eventually became slang for "girl" or "young woman" and was still in use in this way as recently as the late 19th Century.

There remains a distinct possibility that Sonia's daughter, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, may be the one Nostradamus is discussing. If this is so, she may herself be in danger in May 2012 or October/November 2012. This, however, does not neccessarily mitigate the danger of assassination for Sonia Gandhi in 2005.

One must ask the meaning of the phrase "without much different domain." This could infer that Gandhi's position will not be much different than it has been in the past: as leader of the Congress Party, but not as India's Prime Minister. Thus, declining the position of prime minister in 2004 may not have changed her fate. She may still be in danger in May or October 2005.

If the above quatrain applies to Ms. Gandhi her imprisonment will follow a time of great flooding in Bombay or New Delhi and possible terrorism. One might well ask why Nostradamus would bother predicting disaster for this woman while completely ignoring the assassinations of Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, or even, for that matter, Mohandas Gandhi. Indeed, there is seemingly little interest demonstrated by the French prophet concerning the destiny of India (several quatrains at most).

The reason Nostradamus is heaping such unusual attention on Ms. Gandhi in the above quatrain, if indeed he is, has much to do with the first line. Sonia Gandhi is an Italian-born woman who married an Indian politician. Nostradamus, a Provencal native, had strong ties to what is now Italy. Even the dialect he actually spoke was more Italian than French. The future of Italy -- like that of France, Spain, and Englandd -- was of tremendous interest to him.

He describes her as being with "a foreign people, far away from the Romans." The idea of a woman from a Latin land leading the people of India must have intrigued him to distraction. Therefore her fate would be of great concern to him.

If the last line is correct, she will be arrested by political opponents and imprisoned ("captured leader" or "captured leader, in irons"). The phrase "her lock will not be removed" could suggest either lengthy incarceration or neglect by captors who never unlock her cell -- a neglect which would eventually result in death from starvation. It is unfortunate, but numerology indicates that she may, in the end, share the fate of her husband and mother-in-law during one of the time periods shown above.

 

RATING: +0


Hollywood Murder-Suicide Claims Celebrity and Spouse

 

finale from Last Night

 

NEW PREDICTION: 1/3/05 -- The better-known member of the husband-wife tragedy will likely be an actor/actress or comedian/comedienne. A gun will be used, although not necessarily so. This may be a murder-suicide or a mutual suicide. The one who initiates it can be either the husband or the wife. This may be a celebrity couple living in Hollywood or a couple, one member at least who will be American, living outside of the United States. The dating for this double tragedy is during one of two years (or both): May 2005 and/or October 2006.

 

Former Swiss skier Rey-Bellet shot dead

Mon May 1, 2006 8:57am ET

Rey-Bellet lived with her husband and son in SwitzerlandBERN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Former Swiss World Cup skier Corinne Rey-Bellet has been shot dead at her family home, police said on Monday.

Rey-Bellet, who retired from the World Cup circuit in 2003, was killed along with her brother Alain in the village of Les Crosets on Sunday night. Jean-Marie Bornet, a spokesman for canton Valais police, told Swiss state radio that a possible domestic crime "could not be excluded".

Her mother was taken to hospital in serious condition after being injured in the attack. Bornet said that Rey-Bellet's father and her two-year-old son had been taken into safe keeping.

He added that the police were keen to talk to her husband Gerold Stadler. "We hope to make contact as quickly as possible," Bornet said. "We are looking to contact him to advance the investigation." Bornet said the police had "precise indications" as to the identity of the perpetrator but declined to elaborate "in the interests of the investigation."

Rey-Bellet won five World Cup races during her career including a rare feat of two wins on the same day in January 1999. The 33-year-old former speed specialist also won a silver medal in downhill at the 2003 world championships in St Moritz and took part in four Winter Olympics.

Following the birth of her son in November 2003, Rey-Bellet was retraining to become a physiotherapist.

Murdered skier husband kills self

Thursday, May 4, 2006 Posted: 1518 GMT (2318 HKT)

Corinne Rey-Bellet and her husband in a picture from 2002GENEVA, Switzerland (Reuters) -- The husband of Swiss ski champion Corinne Rey-Bellet committed suicide after murdering his pregnant 33-year-old wife and her brother, police said.

Gerold Stadler, whose body was found on the edge of a forest on Wednesday night after a three-day manhunt, was the sole suspect in the shooting death of Rey-Bellet and her ski instructor brother Alain, 32, in Les Crosets on Sunday.

"According to an initial inquiry, he killed himself with his army gun more than 36 hours prior to being found," police said in a statement on the banker it called the "presumed murderer".

An autopsy and criminal inquiry had ruled out involvement of a third party in the death of Stadler, who died immediately from a single shot to his right temple, it added.

An arrest warrant had been issued for the 34-year-old, who was seen with a gun fleeing the crime scene, the flat of Rey-Bellet's parents in the Les Crosets hamlet in Valais canton. Stadler, like most Swiss men, kept a weapon after serving in the military as an officer.

Vreni Rey-Bellet, the skier's mother, was seriously wounded in the tragedy, which also leaves the couple's 2-1/2 year old son Kevin an orphan. Rey-Bellet had been three months pregnant.

The couple, who married exactly four years ago on Thursday, had separated 10 days before the shooting.

Stadler's body was found by a dog walker near Ollon, in Vaud canton, some 700 metres from where his abandoned black car had been found hours after the shooting. He had evaded police patrols in a high-speed chase and a manhunt of some 70 agents.

 

COMMENTS (5/5/06): Well, looks like the world of sports can be just as strange as Hollyweird. I have observed no husband-wife murder-suicides of any note occurring last year in Hollywood or anywhere else, nor this year ... until now. And as fate would have it, this is the one-year anniversary of the May 2005 vector (May 2006). Unlike other memorable murder-suicides, such as Phil Hartman and Gig Young, the wife is more famous than the husband (as was the case with Dorothy Stratten and husband Paul Snieder). It appears the suicide followed right on the heels of the murder, as is usually the case in such events, except it took three days for the police to find the husband's body. I would call this a PREDICTION FULFILLED, although exactly 12 months late (or is it five months early?).'

 

RATING: +1.0

 

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War between India and Pakistan Turns Nuclear

 

Total nuclear destruction General Musharraf and Pakistan army face annihilation

 

REVISED PREDICTION: 11/5/02 -- The next vectors for war between India and Pakistan are February 2004, May 2005, May 2006, or December 2006 and it is likely to turn nuclear at some point. China is also likely to become involved in the conflict as well. The outcome of their war is unknown at this time, although Nostradamus appears to indicate that France, Britain, and Portugal will lead the West against both Pakistan (Turbat) and India (Ganges) near the end of World War III. One can only speculate as to why this will happen.

 

RATING: +0


Great Afghanistan Earthquake

 

 

NEW PREDICTION: 11/21/04 -- This one is likely to be as powerful as the quake that caused massive destruction in Bam, Iran. Possibly as high as 6.9 or greater. Fatalities could reach as high as 4,000 to 8,500. The vector is May/June 2005, but could occur sooner.

 

Earthquake Shakes Afghan-Pakistani Border

FOXNews.com

Monday, December 12, 2005

KABUL, Afghanistan — A strong earthquake struck remote northeastern Afghanistan and shook neighboring Pakistan, the scene of a devastating quake two months ago. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.7 quake was centered in the remote Hindu Kush region of northeastern Afghanistan. It struck shortly before 3 a.m. local time in Pakistan, shortly before 2:30 a.m. in Afghanistan. The quake — centered about 65 miles southeast of Faizabad in the Hindu Kush mountains — was felt more than 200 miles away in Islamabad, Pakistan, and in Kabul, where the shaking lasted several seconds and people rushed into the streets.

Abdul Majid, the governor of the Badakhshan province where the quake was centered, told The Associated Press the ground there shook for two minutes. He said he had no information about any damage in the mountainous region, where communication with remote districts is difficult.

The sparsely populated area is about 200 miles from the center of the Oct. 8 quake that killed about 87,000 people in northwestern Pakistan and Indian Kashmir. Salim Akhtar, an official at the Peshawar earthquake center in Pakistan, said he did not consider it an aftershock of the October quake.

The tremor sent people scurrying outside in areas hit by the October quake, Pakistani television stations reported. The stations also reported landslides near the town of Bagh in Pakistani Kashmir, one of the areas worst hit by the October quake. A magnitude-6 quake can cause severe damage.

The area stretching across Pakistan into India and Afghanistan is a hotbed for seismic activity that erupts each time the plates of the Indian subcontinent slam into Asia. A magnitude-5.8 earthquake in northern Afghanistan killed some 1,000 people in March 2002, and a magnitude 6.9 killed some 5,000 people in 1998.

 

COMMENTS (12/13/05): PREDICTION FULFILLED. Magnitude off by 0.2 (a 6.7 instead of a 6.9).

 

RATING: +1.0


Great Pakistan-India Quake

 

 

NEW PREDICTION: 10/19/04 -- Possibly as high as 7.7 or greater. Great destruction on both sides. One may blame the other of launching a nuclear missile. Watch out for this one in May/June 2005.

 

Major quake shakes Pakistan, India -- Region struck by massive 7.6 temblor

Saturday, October 8, 2005 Posted: 0621 GMT (1421 HKT)

Police and rescue workers at the site of a building that collapsed in Islamabad(CNN) -- A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Pakistan early Saturday, killing at least one person and injuring at least six others, officials said. It was followed less than an hour later by a presumed aftershock registering at 5.9 magnitude. The quake was also felt in India and Afghanistan.

The earthquake's epicenter was 60 miles (about 100 kilometers) north-northeast of Islamabad and more than six miles (10 km) below the Earth's surface, according to the Web site of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center. Damage was reported to a girls' school in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. One girl was killed and six others were injured, Pakistani Information Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmad told CNN. Initial reports from Islamabad indicate that a two-block area was damaged, he said.

An apartment building in Islamabad collapsed, and rescue work at the site was underway. Video footage from Pakistani television showed crowds of people climbing on top of the rubble of a collapsed building and attempting to free those trapped. Some of the injured were carried away on stretchers. Damage was also reported in the villages of northern Pakistan, although no details were available.

Although Ahmad said the quake was the first of this magnitude to strike Pakistan in nearly 20 years, traffic appeared to be moving normally in Islamabad and telephone systems were working, albeit with a few problems. The quake struck about 8:50 a.m. local time (11:50 p.m. Friday EDT). "The key thing about it is, it's quite shallow," said David Applegate, senior science advisor for earthquake and geologic hazards for the U.S. Geological Survey. "That means the shaking is going to be very intense." The fact that Islamabad was near the epicenter "means a fairly large urban population has experienced some strong shaking," Applegate said.

There have been some initial aftershocks, he said, "and we expect quite a number more" -- some in the 6-plus magnitude range. Those aftershocks could cause additional damage to structures already weakened by the first quake, he said. The largest of those, which struck at 9:26 a.m., was measured at magnitude 5.9, according to the National Earthquake Information Center. Its epicenter was located 80 miles north of Islamabad and at the same depth -- 6.2 miles -- as the stronger earthquake ...

Toll rises in major Asian quake

Saturday, October 8, 2005 Posted: 1004 GMT (1804 HKT)A major earthquake has shaken Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan

(CNN) -- At least 88 people were killed in South and Central Asia and hundreds more injured when a magnitude 7.6 earthquake -- estimated to be the most intense in the region in the last century -- jolted residents of three countries as far as 400 miles away Saturday.

Forty-nine of those killed were in Pakistan, including a girl killed when her school was damaged in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. Eight died in the collapse of an Islamabad apartment building and 20 others in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir and the country's northern region. Another 38 people were reported dead in Indian-controlled Kashmir, 15 of them Indian army soldiers. In addition, 350 people had sought treatment from area hospitals with a combination of physical injuries and shock.

In one village in Indian-controlled Kashmir, three-fourths of the homes were reported damaged or destroyed.

In Afghanistan, one person was reported killed in Jalalabad, near the Pakistan border. Some houses in the region reportedly collapsed. Damage and casualties were also reported in remote northeast Afghanistan. "This was the strongest earthquake in the area during the last hundred years," Qamar Uz Zaman, director-general of the Pakistani Meteorological Department, told CNN.

The temblor's epicenter was 60 miles (about 100 kilometers) north-northeast of Islamabad and more than six miles below the Earth's surface, according to the Web site of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center. The quake, which struck about 8:50 a.m. local time (11:50 p.m. Friday EDT, 3.50 a.m. Saturday GMT), was believed to be the strongest in Pakistan in nearly 20 years. Many citizens were still in their beds at the time. Frantic efforts to rescue survivors were under way in Islamabad, where an apartment building collapsed.

Elsewhere in Pakistan, preliminary reports indicate "widespread damage," particularly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and the country's northern area, Maj. Gen. Shauket Sultan, Pakistani army spokesman, told CNN. But communication disruptions in those areas meant information was sketchy, he said. A helicopter rescue operation was launched. Video footage from Pakistani television showed crowds of people climbing on the rubble of the collapsed apartment building and attempting to free those trapped under large concrete slabs. Some of the injured were carried away on stretchers ...

Pakistan puts quake toll at 18,000 -- Emergency workers toil through the night; deaths high in Kashmir

Sunday, October 9, 2005 Posted: 0233 GMT (1033 HKT)

Crews work through the night at the site of a collapsed apartment complexISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- The Pakistan earthquake toll has reached 18,000 dead and 41,000 injured, Pakistan military spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan has told CNN. Sultan said the information the Pakistan government had on Sunday morning was that 18,000 was the number of confirmed dead from the magnitude 7.6 quake that struck Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan on Saturday morning.

Sultan said it was possible the toll could be much higher and the scale of the devastation was the biggest in Pakistan's experience. He said the information being received by the government was that another 41,000 people had been hurt in the quake.

Emergency workers on Sunday are continuing to pull out the trapped, treat the injured and feed the homeless survivors of the earthquake that devastated the south Asian subcontinent Saturday.

Before Sultan's update, the confirmed death toll in India and Pakistan stood at 1,337, with estimates varying widely. More than 1,000 of the deaths had been reported in Pakistan and Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

Guided by bright lights, rescuers worked through Saturday night to free people trapped by debris left after the earthquake collapsed a building in Islamabad and destroyed villages of mud-brick homes. The death toll and extent of damage were expected to soar once remote areas of Pakistan's North-West Frontier province and Pakistani-controlled Kashmir were accessed.

Poor communication with those outlying regions were adding to already-difficult logistics. Many roads were wiped out in landslides caused by the quake. "In certain areas, the entire villages -- they have collapsed. In certain areas, almost entire towns, they have vanished from the scene," Pakistan's military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, earlier told CNN. He described it as the largest relief operation the country has ever mobilized ...

Asian earthquake toll tops 30,000 -- Rescue crews still finding survivors buried under debris

Monday, October 10, 2005 Posted: 2129 GMT (0529 HKT)

A Kashmiri family mourn for its missing family members in MuzaffarabadISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Searchers worked into the night Monday to find more survivors of Pakistan's worst earthquake, as some people expressed anger over the pace of relief efforts. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake Saturday was felt across South Asia -- from central Afghanistan to western Bangladesh -- shaking three nations.The death toll has topped 30,000 in Pakistan alone, with another 999 dead in India and 1 reported death in Afghanistan ...

With as many as 5 million people left homeless -- and living in the open and facing freezing temperatures -- Sultan said rescue and recovery teams and aid from many countries were on their way "to the most-affected areas."

Government, police and hospital officials estimated Pakistan's death toll at 30,000 but said that number was sure to rise.

Faiza Janmohammad, country director of Mercy Corps, said Pakistan's death toll was about 40,000, but the source of her information was not clear. Islamic Relief spokesman Waseem Yaqhoob told CNN he thought the deaths would reach "80,000, maybe more." "This could get very close to tsunami levels," he said. "It's horrific. It really is terrible."

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz told CNN's "Late Edition" on Sunday that another 43,000 people were injured. Regarding the casualty figures, he said, "They will certainly go up. . ."

NEWS:
New casualty figures push quake death toll to 79,000 - October 19, 2005.
Death Toll in Pakistan Quake Up to 54,000 - October 16, 2005.

 

COMMENTS (10/8/05): The projected magnitude for this earthquake came very close: it was a 7.6, I predicted a 7.7. The timing is off by a factor of about four months. This is similar to the earthquakes in India and El Salvadore I predicted for the last four months of 2000, which instead occurred during the first month of 2001. Note I also predicted a quake for Afghanistan in the prediction above this one, and it has suffered in this disaster as well. Still, a seperate quake could hit that region. This is a PREDICTION FULFILLED.

 

RATING: +1.0


Violent Volcanic Eruption in South China Sea Region

 

Major volcanic eruption

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/30/03 -- It is possible that this eruption will occur elsewhere in the Asian Pacific, but Indonesia and the South China Sea appear to be the highest probability. It will be powerful, affecting the climate worldwide. The time for this catastrophe is in June 2005. However, a much worse eruption will take place elsewhere in 2006.

 

Thousands flee Sumatra volcano

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Posted: 0333 GMT (1133 HKT)Mount Talang on Sumatra Island spews ash into the air, forcing thousands from their homes.

TANJUNG AUA, Indonesia (Reuters) -- More than 25,000 panicked residents have been evacuated from the slopes of a rumbling volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island and officials raised the alert level as the mountain's activity intensified.

The heightened rumbling of Mount Talang has coincided with a string of moderate earthquakes on Sumatra, which is still recovering from a massive December 26 quake and tsunami that killed nearly 130,000 people in Aceh province to the north. "The status of Mount Talang is now at top alert," Surono, a vulcanologist from the Directorate of Vulcanology and Geophysics in the Java city of Bandung, told Reuters.

Local officials said 26,000 people had been evacuated from the slopes and areas around the 2,690 meter (9,825 ft) volcano in West Sumatra province, adding that number was likely to rise.

Witnesses saw sparks of fire coming out of Mount Talang early on Wednesday morning. The volcano lies near the city of Padang, 938 km (528 miles) northwest of Jakarta. "It was like the end of the world," said Syafrudin, 65, a farmer, after fleeing from the mountainside and speaking outside a makeshift tent near the village of Tanjung Aua. "I first heard the rumble and then the ground started shaking ... then there's smoke and sparks. We all ran in fear."

Vulcanologists said they could not confirm whether lava had actually spewed out. But smoke had billowed up to 1,000 meters (3,280 ft) high from the volcano's crater and ash had traveled up to 12 km (7.5 miles) away, Surono said. "The activity has definitely stepped up and we have alerted airport officials to watch out for smoke," Surono said.

Scientists have warned of increased seismic activity in Indonesia as the plates that make up the earth's crust adjust following the magnitude 9 earthquake in December that triggered massive tsunami waves across the Indian Ocean. "The plates' movements release energy underground and the energy could add to the activity of many volcanoes on Sumatra but it doesn't mean this will trigger an eruption," said Surono. "Coincidentally, the pressure inside Mount Talang had been high and the quake activity has increased that energy."

Fear and panic

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who has urged Indonesians not to see the spate of quakes and the December tsunami as a sign of more natural calamities to come, would visit the area later on Wednesday, officials in Jakarta said.

Elvi Sahlan, deputy mayor of the town of Solok near the volcano, said many residents were frightened. "Up till 2 o'clock this morning we have evacuated around 26,000 people from the surrounding areas and the number is likely to increase because there are many others who have not been evacuated," Sahlan said.

Many residents spent the night in makeshift tents on open fields while others took refuge at government buildings and sports stadiums in nearby towns. "The whole family is stressed. It's better to be here now than to live in fear," said Yusmalidar, 40, who had just been evacuated in a government truck with his wife and three children. One local official said there was a shortage of tents and water among residents.

The mountain first began rumbling on Tuesday.

Indonesia -- but especially Sumatra -- has been hit by daily aftershocks since the massive earthquake on December 26. A quake off Sumatra on March 28 killed at least 676 people, many on Nias island off Sumatra's west coast. Indonesia is a vast archipelago of some 17,000 islands that lies along the geologically active "Pacific Ring of Fire" and has more than 100 active volcanoes.

Indonesia Scientists Monitor 3 Volcanoes -- Indonesian Scientists Closely Monitoring Three Volcanoes That Have Rumbled to Life

The Associated PressVillages were evacuated from their homes near Mount Talang

MOUNT TALANG, Indonesia Apr 14, 2005 — Scientists on Thursday were closely monitoring three volcanoes that have rumbled into life, activity they link to December's massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra Island and the powerful temblors that followed.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from the slopes of Mount Talang in west Sumatra, which erupted Tuesday, showering dust over nearby villages and spreading panic among villagers. On Thursday, many of the villagers returned home to tend their crops and animals but were planning to return to makeshift camps and public buildings like schools and mosques for the night.

Authorities have declared the other two Anak Krakatoa off Sumatra's southern tip and Tangkuban Perahu in west Java province off-limits to hikers, citing a buildup of gas inside the peaks and an increase in volcanic eruptions. Scientists have been dispatched to all three mountains, but there were no signs of imminent eruption, said Syamsul Rizal, a government volcanologist.

Rizal, who was speaking from a monitoring station on Tangkuban Perahu, said he suspected that "the activities at these volcanoes were triggered by the Dec. 26 tremor under the Indian Ocean seabed of Sumatra."

The 9.1 magnitude earthquake in December triggered the Indian Ocean tsunami. Three months later, an 8.7 magnitude quake erupted from the same fault line, killing more than 600 people on islands off Sumatra's west coast. Adding to the jitters, a magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck the area Thursday, causing people to flee their homes but resulting in no damage, the state-run Antara news agency reported.

The mountains are among at least 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation. The country is especially prone to seismological activity because it is part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire" a series of volcanoes and fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.

Anak Krakatoa is a small volcanic island that appeared in the 1930s on the site of the former volcano of Krakatoa, which produced the world's most powerful explosion when it erupted in 1883 and killed an estimated 36,000 people.

 

UPDATE (5/15/06): The "rumbling" of Mount Talang, and two other volcanoes, last year, fell short of the expectations of this prediction. It was certainly a close call. However, Mount Merapi has now surpassed Talang and appears that it will be the genuine article, albeit either 11 or 12 months late (the one-year anniversary of the vector which sometimes happens).

All Mount Merapi needs to do now is for the dome to completely collapse and then a catastrophic volcanic eruption will follow. Technically, a major eruption has already now occurred, but not at the level that highest alert portends. The possibility exists that after a massive eruption, the mountain may continue to release material into the environment and the atmosphere, affecting the global climate.

In any event, between last year's close calls and the ongoing eruption of Merapi, I now consider this prediction to be PARTIALLY FULFILLED. It remains to be seen if the full fury of this volcano will be seen.

 

Indonesia's Merapi volcano explodes with gas

Mon May 15, 2006 12:44am ET

Mount Merapi volcano releases a huge cloud of hot gasKETEP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano exploded with clouds of hot gas and ash rain early on Monday, sending some villagers who had been reluctant to leave scurrying for safety. Gray ash covered some vegetation and rooftops in the area of Ketep, 10 kms (six miles) from the base of the mountain, and many houses appeared deserted after residents evacuated.

Not everyone was gone, however. Some people cleaned ashes off their houses and others opened shops, while commercial mini-buses continued to run.

The mountain "has exploded already", the head of the Merapi section at the Center of Vulcanological Research and Technology in Yogyakarta told Reuters.

He cautioned, however, that the mountain's eruption process could be gradual rather than a sudden burst.

From Ketep, the top of Merapi was totally obscured by thick gray and white clouds, which trailed down the volcano's slopes. Earlier, Ratmono Purbo, the head of the vulcanology center in Yogyakarta near the volcano, told reporters the mountain was spewing clouds of hot gas and was raining down ash.

Neither are new since activity picked up in recent weeks on Merapai, one of the most menacing volcanoes in the Pacific "Ring of Fire", and there have been several lava flows in past days. But Purbo said of Monday's hot clouds: "This is the biggest pile we have so far, adding that they "are billowing out of the crater for four kilometers (2.5 miles)".

Indonesia raised on Saturday the alert status of Merapi to the highest level, also known as code red or danger status, although experts said they could not predict when it would erupt. They have described the mountain as being in an "eruption phase" for weeks, but are looking for a substantial amount of volcanic material to be ejected straight into the sky to a substantial height to qualify it as a full eruption.

Lava gushes from Mount MerapiThe top alert level for the mountain means residents can be forced to evacuate. Authorities moved more than 5,000 people living near the volcano to shelters in safe areas after the new alert level. Thousands more moved earlier, but some have refused to leave their homes while others have continued to return during the days to tend livestock, collect grass, or otherwise carry on their daily routines.

Indonesian media reports said many who previously held back were leaving on Monday, carried in hundreds of trucks and cars.

Some residents would rather rely on natural signs than official orders. They say those signals would include lightning around the mountain's peak or animals moving down its slopes.

Officials put the total number of residents on and near the mountain at around 14,000.

 

NEWS:
Lava cascades down the slopes of Mayon volcano
Philippine Volcano Belches Ash For Second Day - October 31, 2006.
Ash from Bulusan blankets 4 villages - October 23, 2006.
Volcano forces evacuations in PNG - October 7, 2006.
Volcano in Philippines reaches dangerous phase - August 15, 2006.
Philippines volcano spews searing gas, debris - August 13, 2006.
Philippines volcano threat growing - August 8, 2006.
Philippine volcano 'set to erupt' - August 7, 2006.
Scientists: Philippines' Mayon Volcano Ready to Erupt - August 7, 2006.
Mayon's lava flow changes its course - July 22, 2006.
Climate change could cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, scientists say - July 3, 2006.
Town near volcano in central Philippines declared under state of calamity - June 21, 2006.
Rain may worsen Indonesia volcano slides - June 20, 2006.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi Volcano Spews Hot Clouds, Volcanic Debris - June 19, 2006.
Philippine Volcano Bulusan Ejects Ash, Threatens Villagers - June 18, 2006.
Volcano continues to spew glowing lava in Indonesia - June 17, 2006.
Mt Merapi Throws Out Hot Clouds, Sets Fire To Forests - June 15, 2006.
Indonesia volcano eruption traps two -- Villager: 'We saw a massive cloud steaming toward us' - June 15, 2006.
Indonesian volcano roars into life - June 9, 2006.
Indonesian volcano spreads panic - June 8, 2006.
Thousands flee as volcano spews gas, lava - June 7, 2006.
10,000 flee Indonesia volcano - June 6, 2006.
Mount Merapi threatens to erupt in wake of aftershock - June 3, 2006.
Quake stirs deep fears of volcano set to blow - June 1, 2006.
Victims fear Krakatoa-style calamity - May 29, 2006
Volcano near Indonesian quake zone shows increased activity - May 29, 2006.
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Quake kills 3,000 and sparks 'Krakatoa' fear - May 28, 2006.
Mt. Merapi shudders back to life - May 17, 2006.
Indonesia Volcano Eruption Triggers Panic - May 15, 2006.
Volcanic activity at highest level -- Many who earlier refused to leave danger zone flee - May 15, 2006.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano explodes with gas - May 15, 2006.
Volcanic activity at highest level -- Many who earlier refused to leave danger zone flee - May 15, 2006.
Volcano flares in Indonesia -- Thousands flee as Merapi delivers quakes, lava, ash - May 14, 2006.
Indonesians Ordered to Evacuate Mount Merapi Volcano - May 13, 2006.
Indonesia raises volcano alert - May 13, 2006.
Java volcano evacuation ordered - May 11, 2006.
Mount Merapi spews lava in Indonesia - May 4, 2006.
Mount Merapi eruption may be imminent - May 4, 2006.
Triple volcano risk to 70,000 and to global climate - April 29, 2006.
'Enormous and dreadful eruption' feared in Java - April 27, 2006.
Vulcanologist warns that eruption of Indonesia's Mount Merapi imminent - April 27, 2006.
Villagers evacuated from Java volcano - April 21, 2006.
Three volcanoes blow their tops - April 20, 2006.
Yogyakarta's Mount Merapi May Erupt Between 7 To 10 Days - April 19, 2006.
Indonesians ignore call to flee rumbling volcano - April 18, 2006.
Volcano threatens thousands - April 17, 2006.
Thousands flee Vanuatu volcano - December 6, 2005.
Volcano forces Vanuatu evacuations - December 6, 2005.
Ash plume from Anatahan reaches 34,000 feet - August 1, 2005.
Indonesia raises Java volcano alert after weekend tremors - July 12, 2005.
79 volcanoes now on watch list - April 16, 2005.
Indonesia nervously watches 11 volcanoes as quakes heighten eruption chance - April 15, 2005.
Indonesia Scientists Monitor 3 Volcanoes - April 14, 2005.
'Stay away' warning for volcanoes -- Alert level also raised for Krakatoa - April 14, 2005.
Second volcano intensifies alarm - April 13, 2005.
Thousands flee Sumatra volcano - April 13, 2005.
Thousands flee as Indonesian volcano spews to life - April 12, 2005.
Indonesian volcano erupts, spews ash - April 12, 2005.
Volcano pours ash over Pacific islands - April 6, 2005.
Northern Mariana volcano erupts - April 6, 2005.
Shaky faultline raises the threat of a super-volcano - April 1, 2005.
Sleeping Giant Super Volcano TOBA Just NW Of Sumatra - January 2, 2005.

 

RATING: +1.5

 

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Assassination of Hungarian Leader Triggers World War III?

 

NEW PREDICTION: 6/27/02 -- The current web site is set up for a July/August 2003 invasion of Europe by Russia, Iran, and their allies. In truth there are multiple vectors for when this will occur taking us up to as late as 2008.

Hungarian PM Ferenc GyurcsanyOne of the events predicted by Alois Irlmaier and others to occur immediately before this Russian invasion is the assassination of a leader from the Balkans region. According to Irlmaier this will be the third and last of three political murders.

According to a 1970 prophecy by a Sister of Queen Brigite Order, Rome:

 

The Third World War will begin a few days after the murder of a leader in the sector of Yugoslavia-Hungary.

 

Could this event be the real meaning behind the following quatrain by Nostradamus?

 

Bombing of BudapestQuatrain 2.90

Through life and death the rule in Hungary will change,

The law will become more bitter than servitude:

Their great city calls out with pleas and howls,

Castor and Pollux (US and Russia) are enemies in the field.

 

This deadly combination of prophecies may be a warning to the new leadership of Hungary. There is a base 7 vector for the possible assassination of Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany in June 2005. This would quickly lead to a major East-West confrontation in Hungary and Yugoslavia, as predicted by Nostradamus, Irlmaier, and so many others -- followed quickly by a Russian-led invasion of all Europe.

Note that a triggering event in the month of June agrees in time with the majority of European and Catholic prophets who warn that the actual Russian blitzkrieg of Europe will occur in the month of July or August or during both months.

 

UPDATE (12/12/04): In all fairness, the Sister of Queen Brigite Order prophecy also leaves the prediction open for a Yugoslav leader to be assassinated, thus triggering World War III in Europe. The sector of Yugoslavia-Hungary would obviously include Serbia and Montenegro. It is even possible that it could refer to Croatia or Bosnia as well. Thus we will expand the prediction to include the former Yugoslavia. It has been Nostradamus' fearful prophecies concerning Hungary in Quatrain 2.90 and elsewhere which initially tilted my opinion in favour of that country. But an assasination in either region could yield the same dreadful results.

 

NEWS:
Hungary PM says will not give in to blackmail - October 3, 2006.
Hungarian PM Refuses to Step Down, More Protests Continue - September 22, 2006.
Hungary's prime minister stands firm as protests rage -- Socialist leader says he won't quit despite violence - September 21, 2006.
Hungary's PM clings to job after lies provoke riot - September 20, 2006.
PM's warning to Hungary rioters - September 19, 2006.
Hungary PM rejects calls to resign - September 19, 2006.
Hungarian PM defies protesters - September 19, 2006.
Clashes in Budapest as crowds call for PM to quit - September 19, 2006.
Hungarians riot after PM admits lying - September 19, 2006.

 

RATING: +0.5

 

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Pope John Paul II Dies During Pope John XXIII's 1963 Vector

 

Pope John XXIII (1958-1963) President John F Kennedy (1961-1963)
Pope John XXIII (1958-1963) President John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
Pope John Paul II (1978-2005?) President George W Bush (2001-2005?)
Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) President George W. Bush (2001-2005?)

 

NEW PREDICTION: 3/24/05 (POSTED 3/31/05) -- On page 2006 I have indicated that I believe John Paul II may finally succumb next year of natural causes sometime in August-October 2006 -- an important base 7 numerological annivversary (4 x 7) of the deaths of Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, and Pope John Paul II's ascension to the Holy See during the same period of 1978.

However, there is also a small chance he may instead succumb this year around June/July 2005 on the 42nd (6 x 7) anniversary of Pope John XXIII's death on June 30, 1963. I have more recently projected this 2005 vector in a major March 24, 2005 update/revision of the Pope John Paul II and the Rose Prophecy page.

I must stress that this will almost certainly happen if President George W. Bush is to be assassinated in April or November 2005, making this year very similar to 1963 when Pope John XXIII and President John F Kennedy died nearly four months apart. We will soon find out which vector is more powerful: June/July 2005 or August-October 2006.

If the Pope does die this year, especially in the spring, the President will be in extremely grave and mortal danger that will extend until the 42nd anniversary of John F Kennedy's assassination in November 1963. Bush is soon to cross new Tecumseh Curse territory -- and a new record -- if he survives April 12-14 (see Signature of Death for the U.S. President).

 

After 26-year reign, pontiff dies at 84 -- Roman Catholics all over the world gather to mourn

Sunday, April 3, 2005 Posted: 0139 GMT (0939 HKT)

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica towers over thousands gathered in Vatican City late Saturday.DEATH OF JOHN PAUL II

Time of death: 9:37 p.m. in Rome; 2:37 p.m. Eastern;
19:37 GMT, April 2, 2005

Age at time of death: 84 years

Death announcement:
Archbishop Leonardo Sandri

Vatican protocol: "All the procedures that were foreseen
in the apostolistic consitution (universi dominici
gregis) that were put forth by John Paul II on the 22
February 1996 have been launched." -- Sandri

VATICAN CITY (CNN) -- Pope John Paul II was remembered Saturday as a "champion of human freedom," a "tireless advocate of peace" and a man with a "wonderful sense of humor" who was easy to talk to. The charismatic pontiff, who led the world's 1 billion Catholics for 26 years, died at 9:37 p.m. Saturday (2:37 p.m. ET) in his private apartment, the Vatican said. He was 84.

"The Holy Father's final hours were marked by the uninterrupted prayer of all those who were assisting him in his pious death and by the choral participation in prayer of the thousands of faithful who for many hours had been gathered in Saint Peter's Square," a Vatican statement said.

Archbishop Stanislow Dziwisz presided over a Mass for the pontiff in his final hours. "During the course of the Mass that the viaticum (communion for the dying) was administered to the Holy Father and, once again, the sacrament of anointing the sick," the statement said.

Archbishop Leonardo Sandri asked for a few moments of silence as he announced the death to the thousands of faithful who had congregated in St. Peter's Square. People in the crowd bowed their heads to pray, some of them in tears. Then they burst into applause.

"Let perpetual light shine on him, and let him repose in peace," Sandri said. A Mass in the pope's honor will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, he said.

Nun weeps as pope is given last ritesThe pope was known for his energy, intellectualism and activism on the global stage, but he was slowed in recent years by Parkinson's disease and crippling arthritis. His health had deteriorated severely during the past few weeks. By Saturday, John Paul was slipping in and out of consciousness after his heart and kidneys started to fail in the wake of a urinary tract infection.

Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said that despite his precarious health, the pope had decided to remain in his residence at the Vatican, rather than returning to Gemelli hospital in Rome, where he had been hospitalized twice since February. He was administered the sacrament of anointing the sick, formerly known as last rites or extreme unction, Thursday night.

Navarro-Valls said the papal transition process is under way, as part of the procedures the pontiff enacted in 1996.

International reaction

Pilgrims, tourists and Italians filled St. Peter's Square on Saturday, hours after tens of thousands of people packed the vast space in a nighttime vigil.

Thousands of people gathered in Krakow, Poland -- where John Paul served as archbishop before becoming pope -- at the archbishop's residence. People in the crowd prayed for their fellow Pole.

In the United States, President Bush said his country loved the pontiff. "The Catholic Church has lost its shepherd," Bush said at the White House, with his wife, Laura, standing alongside him. "The world has lost a champion of human freedom, and a good and faithful servant of God has been called home. We will always remember the humble, wise and fearless priest who became one of history's great moral leaders." Bush ordered the U.S. flags at all federal buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of the pope's interment. Later, the Bushes attended a Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he felt privileged to have met the pope. "Quite apart from his role as a spiritual guide to more than a billion men, women and children, he was a tireless advocate of peace, a true pioneer in interfaith dialogue and a strong force for critical self-evaluation by the Church itself," Annan said.

Lech Walesa, who led Poland's Solidarity movement to power after a decade of struggle, said the Polish-born John Paul inspired the drive to end communism in Eastern Europe. "[Without him] there would be no end of communism or at least [it would have happened] much later, and the end would have been bloody," Walesa said.

Bishop Joseph Galante, of the diocese of Camden, New Jersey, also had fond memories of the man. "The Holy Father had a wonderful sense of humor. He was very easy to talk to."

Papal legacyPoles kneel and pray Saturday at the Church of St. Mary in Karol Wojtyla's hometown of Wadowice.

John Paul was born Karol Jozef Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland.

After his ordination as a priest in November 1946, he rose steadily through the church hierarchy, becoming archbishop of Krakow in 1964. He was elevated to cardinal in a secret consistory in 1968 and formally installed in a Vatican ceremony days later.

Despite his reputation as a formidable theologian and fearless defender of Catholic interests, his election as pope October 16, 1978 -- the first-ever Slavic pope and the first non-Italian to occupy the post in 455 years -- came as a surprise.

John Paul was the most widely traveled pope in history and was the first to visit the White House, a synagogue and communist Cuba.

Only two of his 263 predecessors served longer than he did -- St. Peter, the first pope, and Pope Pius IX in the 19th century.

Supporters and critics alike agree that his papacy had immense significance. He drew enormous crowds in his public appearances and was known for his courage and integrity.

Although his outspoken views on human rights gained him many admirers, his preaching in such areas as sexual mores, science and the role of women in the church alienated many liberal Catholics. "He was what you might call a revolutionary conservative," said Giovanni Ferro, editor of the Rome-based Catholic magazine Jesus.

 

COMMENTS (3/5/05): This, as it turns out, was the correct vector and only off by two months and twenty-eight days.

The Pope was unable to speak, but blessed the crowdBear in mind that when this June/July 2005 vector was posted March 24 on the Pope John Paul II and the Rose Prophecy page, Vatican officials were playing down concerns about Pope John Paul II's health. The pontiff made a silent and brief appearance from his apartment window overlooking St. Peter's Square that same day, as he had the previous day, silently blessing the faithful gathered below.

So, despite his recent ill health, there was absolutely no reason to suspect with any certainty that the Pope would be dead within the space of nine days from the sudden onset of sepsis caused by an, as-of-yet, undiagnosed urinary tract infection.

This is why it is a PREDICTION FULFILLED and without a doubt a base 7 link to 1963 and the death of Pope John XXIII.

 

RATING: +1.0


Saudi or Egyptian Air Flight Explodes, Crashes

 

Burning plane spirals out of control

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/31/04 -- This may or may not be an act of terrorism by Bin Laden. Even air accident tragedy vectors must now be treated as potential terrorism. A large loss of life. This may occur in July 2005.

 

From: Anonymous
To:
mmcclellan@adelphia.net
Subject: Yahoo! News Story - Dozens of Bodies From Egyptian Ship Found - Yahoo! News
Date: Friday, February 03, 2006 8:52 AM

Perhaps your prediction of an Egyptian airline crashing was not too far off.... how about an Egyptian ship? This is absolute disaster!

Dozens of Bodies From Egyptian Ship Found - Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060203/ap_on_re_mi_ea/egypt_ship_sinks

 

1,000 ferry passengers missing in Red Sea -- Ship went down amid high seas, bad weather

Saturday, February 4, 2006 Posted: 0409 GMT (1209 HKT)

Rescue boats search the Red SeaSAFAGA, Egypt (CNN) -- Distraught relatives kept vigil near the port of Safaga Saturday, waiting to find out whether their loved ones were among more than 340 people who survived after an Egyptian ferry sank in the Red Sea with about 1,400 people on board.

One day after the vessel sank, rescue boats were searching the chilly sea through the night for hundreds of people feared dead.

The Al Salam Boccaccio 98 was loaded to near capacity with about 1,400 people -- about 1,300 passengers and 100 crew members -- and dozens of vehicles when it sank at midnight (5 p.m. Thursday ET), Egyptian officials said.

Egypt's state-run Nile TV reported that at least 100 people had died, though Egyptian officials said earlier that far fewer deaths had been confirmed.

About 1,000 family members and friends, many of them sobbing, were gathered at the port before Transport Minister Mohammed Lufty Mansour announced the latest survivor tally of 343. Riot police were on hand to quell any violence.

At nightfall, about 1,000 people were still unaccounted for. "There is definitely a big concern and fear as to the numbers of the people, the deaths in this very, very tragic event," Mansour said.

Nile TV said the passengers included at least 115 foreigners, 99 of them Saudis. Most of the others were Egyptians who work in Saudi Arabia.The U.S. State Department said no Americans were among the listed passengers.

The cause of the sinking was unclear. Seas were high at the time and the weather was bad, according to Mansour. Rear Adm. Mahfouz Marzouk, head of the Suez Port Authority, said a collision along the congested waterway could not have been to blame. "It is not possible, because we covered all these areas with radar," he said. "If it were something like that, of course, we would have another ship or a distress signal or something like that."

The Al Salam Boccaccio 98 went down at midnight in bad weatherHowever, some of the survivors who were taken to Hurghada, off Egypt's north-central Red Sea coast, reported to CNN that there was a fire on board before the ship sank with its cargo of passengers and freight. They didn't elaborate. Hurghada is below the Sinai Peninsula.

The Egyptian government announced the formation of a committee to investigate the disaster. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak planned to visit the port Saturday.

Egyptian officials haven't ruled out terrorism, but were playing down the possibility. "These sorts of ships are famous for having stability problems," said David Osler of Lloyd's Maritime Magazine, in London. "We can't rule out anything at this stage."

The United States, Britain, and Israel offered help, but there was no word of Egypt accepting assistance. Britain said Egypt turned down its offer to send an amphibious assault ship, a type of vessel often called a helicopter carrier. Saudi Arabia sent a couple of vessels to assist, Mansour said.

Four frigates and a navy destroyer converged on the site, about 57 miles from Hurghada, and joined a search-and-rescue effort, said Adel Shoukri, a spokesman for El Salam Maritime Transport Co., the Cairo-based company that owns the ferry. Hurghada is off Egypt's north-central Red Sea coast, south of the Sinai Peninsula.

The ferry had departed Dubah, in western Saudi Arabia, en route to Egypt's southern port of Safaga when radar contact was lost, Shoukri said. The route is about 120 miles. The ferry, which was also carrying five trucks and 22 cars, was to have arrived at its destination at 2:30 a.m. (7:30 p.m. Thursday ET), the governor of Egypt's Red Sea district told Nile TV.

Another company spokesman said the ship was certified to carry passengers until 2010 and was fully compliant with maintenance regulations. The ship, which was built in 1970 and flew a Panamanian flag, was involved in a collision in 1999, he said.

Officials: Fire made ferry sink

Saturday, February 4, 2006 Posted: 1446 GMT (2246 HKT)

SAFAGA, Egypt (CNN) -- Egypt's transport minister has said a blaze aboard an Egyptian ferry set off a sequence of events that led it to sink Friday in the Red Sea, causing what officials fear may be around 1,000 deaths.

The minister said Saturday an initial investigation showed a truck erupted in flames in the hold of the ship. After the crew tried to put out the fire, the captain's efforts to turn the boat around caused it to tilt in heavy winds and ultimately sink. Some survivors later described the tilting, saying it occurred slowly before the vessel sank.

Some survivors at a hospital in Hurghada told CNN they saw smoke, which smelled as if it came from an electrical fire, about two and a half hours into the trip. Hurghada is off Egypt's north-central Red Sea coast. The seas were rough when the Al Salam Boccaccio 98 capsized, said Transport Minister Mohamed Loutfy Mansour.

Rescuers who plucked nearly 400 survivors from the 60-degree waters were continuing to search Saturday for nearly 1,000 other people feared dead. State-run Nile Television said Saturday there were 389 survivors. By daylight Saturday, 185 bodies had been pulled from the 3,000-foot-deep waters, officials said.

Rescuers were pessimistic about finding more people alive. "There aren't expected to be many survivors, because it's been so long since the ship went down," a source close to the operations told Reuters.

In Safaga, one hysterical woman hammered on an iron gate to the port, where survivors from the Al Salam Boccaccio 98 ferry were being brought ashore. Some angry relatives threw rocks at police as they awaited information about passengers on the ferry.

The port officials were not distributing lists of survivor names to the crowd outside, who repeatedly tried to break through a line of police with sticks. "No one is telling us anything," said Shaaban el-Qott, from the southern city of Qena, who was furious after waiting all night at the gates of the port in Safaga for news of his cousin. "All I want to know (is) if he's dead or alive," he told The Associated Press.

 

COMMENTS (2/6/06): I suppose it is possible that an airliner disaster projected for this specific country (Egypt) may have instead taken the form of a ferry disaster. The timing is off by seven months ... but the cause was firey as depicted and the loss of life very great. Due to the one glaring inaccuracy (disaster at sea instead of in the air), this event can only at best be considered a PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED.

 

RATING: +0.75


Blackout, Tsunami, or Terrorism in NYC?

 

Blackout in NYC Blackout in NYC

 

NEW PREDICTION: 1/9/05 -- BASE 7 PROJECTION: There is a very strong July 2005 vector for a major blackout in New York City like the one that struck in July 1977. The problem is, with terrorism as catastrophic as it was on 9/11, we can never be sure if this July vector might not instead portend a major Al Qaeda attack, even a nuclear attack, on NYC. Personally, I feel a nuclear attack on New York is more likely to occur in August/September 2008, but the possibility must be considered. Still, a blackout or a non-nuclear mega-terrorist attack, possibly chem-bio, makes more sense at this time.

PROPHECY ASSESSMENT: The Seer of Waldviertel is insistent that New York will be destroyed by two atomic devices, one of them wiping out Manhattan. Yet, we also know that, according to Edgar Cayce, New York City will be inundated by flood an unspecified time before it is destroyed. Nostradamus seems to suggest the same thing in his quatrains. For that reason I am tempted to believe that February 2007 will bring the flood and August/September 2008 the nuclear destruction of NYC.

However, because of the existence of a July 2005 vector one must consider the remote possibility that a flood, if not an act of terrorism or a power outage, could come this year.

 

Blackouts darken, roast New York

Saturday, July 22, 2006 Posted: 0237 GMT (1037 HKT)

Shop in Queens, New York, is closed due to blackoutNEW YORK (AP) -- A mysterious blackout during the hottest week of the year left tens of thousands of New Yorkers without power for a fifth day Friday as residents sweltered, businesses idled and city officials seethed after the power company revealed the outages were 10 times larger than previously reported. "It's a total catastrophe. We've been throwing things out for four days," restaurant owner Louis Panazakos lamented as workers threw out garbage bags full of fresh pasta and sauces.

Power company Con Edison initially said fewer than 2,500 customers were affected, but it increased that number tenfold Friday morning to 25,000 customers. By 9 p.m., the number of customers without power had dropped to 23,950, the utility said.

The new estimate stunned Mayor Michael Bloomberg who said "we might have thrown more resources into the area" had he known so many people were affected.

Bloomberg estimated that would translate to about 100,000 people considering that each "customer" could be more than one household in an area where homes are often sectioned into multiple units, and could even be an entire apartment building. "The sad thing is, this shouldn't have happened," Bloomberg said. "We don't know why, but the most important thing -- make sure nobody dies or gets hurt and then help Con Ed to get it back up."

The blackouts started Monday in a handful of neighborhoods in Queens. Two LaGuardia Airport terminals lost power Monday night and again on Tuesday. Since then, hundreds of businesses have been idle, and the city's jail complex on Rikers Island has had to operate on backup generators. Some building's elevators were not running, and traffic lights at some intersections were not working. "This is outrageous," City Councilman Peter F. Vallone Jr. said. "When is this going to be fixed? If it's going to be days, they should tell people it is going to be days."

Con Edison said its revised number followed a block-by-block cable inspection in northwest Queens on Thursday night. That led to the higher number -- and escalated the rhetoric against Con Edison, the main power company in New York City and Westchester County.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown issued a statement Friday saying his staff was conducting a review to determine whether criminal charges are warranted. "To know that elderly and sick Queens residents were without vital services for days because of Con Edison's lies is just criminal," Assemblyman Michael Gianaris said. Bloomberg demanded that the utility investigate and deliver a report on the cause of the outages in Queens within two weeks.

A series of heavy-duty circuits that supply the area began to fail Monday evening, just hours after the sweltering state set a record for electricity use. More circuits failed Tuesday and more again Wednesday, even after the city's heat wave ended and demand for power plummeted. The blackouts were at their worst Wednesday, when 10 of the 22 feeder cables that supply the area with power were down simultaneously. The temperature had hit 100 degrees in the neighborhood the day before. Just why heat would have triggered a problem in Queens, but not elsewhere, was unclear.

Blackout in shop"We're trying to get them up as quickly as possible. We're working 24/7, and we're hoping that the bulk of the customers that are out will be back on Sunday," said Alfonso Quiroz, a spokesman for Con Edison. Con Edison trucks lined a street in Queens while workers were busy digging to fix power lines. Most of the street's shops were shuttered, but the owner of VIP men's clothing store, Bobby Collazo, was attending to a customer in the dark. He said he had lost more than $1,000 because of the outages, nearly a third of his monthly gross income.

"In 2003 it took a day and a half to turn on all of the lights in New York City and now this little store here has been closed for three days -- with the big Con Ed power station a few blocks away," he said, referring to the massive blackout of three years ago that darkened much of the Northeast.

Con Edison is the subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies. It has approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $25 billion in assets. 25.05.2005 16:22 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 16:24 MSK

 

NEWS:
Community Leaders Urge New York Governor to Declare Power Outage a Disaster - July 23, 2006.
No ideas, no light & no end in sight! - July 23, 2006.
Blackouts darken, roast New York - July 22, 2006.
Con Ed: Blackout's 10 times worse than originally reported - July 22, 2006.
Thousands Without Power in NYC for 5th Day - July 21, 2006.

 

COMMENTS (7/22/06): This is one of those rare instances when a prediction is fulfilled one year late, but to the very month. The blackout in NYC is not total, but it is lengthy. And it occurs during near record-breaking high temperatures. PREDICTION FULFILLED.

 

RATING: +1.0

 

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ALERT: THOUSANDS MAY DIE IN GAS ATTACK

 

 

NEW PREDICTION: 6/6/05 -- This will likely occur IN IRAQ!! However, it may apply to the NYC or Washington DC predictions above and below -- or elsewhere in the United States. Lastly, as I have noted in several recent predictions since 2002, terrorist attacks I believed would endanger the United States, instead happened against Russia.

Therefore, in this order: IRAQ (Iraqi civilians and/or US troops stationed there), UNITED STATES, US CITIZENS ABROAD, RUSSIA.

When: July 2005 (or close to it).

 

Fallujah illuminated by 'white phosphorous' Fallujah illuminated by 'white phosphorous' Fallujah illuminated by 'white phosphorous'

 

Phosphorus burns bodies -- in fact it melts the flesh all the way down to the bone"Phosphorus burns bodies, in fact it melts the flesh all the way down to the bone ... I saw the burned bodies of women and children. Phosphorus explodes and forms a cloud. Anyone within a radius of 150 metres is done for," a former US soldier told an Italian reporter. The form used by the military ignites once it is exposed to oxygen, producing such heat that it bursts into a yellow flame and produces a dense white smoke. Italy’s Rai 24 news channel broadcast a documentary that alleged many civilians had been burned to death by the incendiary devices during the assault. It showed bodies burned to the bone inside clothes that remained intact.

 

COMMENTS (11/23/05): PREDICTION FULFILLED in IRAQ as specified ... but by the United States!

 

NEWS:
Russian Parliament Condemns US Use of Phosphorous Bombs in Iraq - November 24, 2005.
U.S. Admits: Phosophorus may have killed civilians in Iraq - November 17, 2005.
White phosphorus: weapon on the edge - November 16, 2005.
Pentagon Used White Phosphorous in Iraq - November 16, 2005.

 

Gas poisons Russian shoppers -- Authorities: Other outlets targeted, commercial dispute possible

Monday, December 26, 2005 Posted: 2217 GMT (0617 HKT)

People seek medical care at a St. Petersburg hospital after the gas attack. ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- A gas attack at a home-supply store in Russia's second-largest city left more than 70 people ill Monday, and devices with wires, timers and ampules were found in the other three outlets of the same chain, authorities said. Police and government officials said they believed a commercial dispute or blackmail attempt was behind the incidents at the Maksidom chain. The incident caused no serious injuries but raised fears of attacks during the holiday shopping season despite assurances that terrorism was not involved.

Seventy-eight people sought medical care and 66 of them were hospitalized, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said. St. Petersburg governor Valentina Matviyenko later said that all who sought medical help had been sent home and were not suffering any ill effects.

Matviyenko echoed law enforcement officials who said the incidents were probably a case of hooliganism or an effort by a competitor to hurt the business. Maksidom officials said they had received threats recently that sales would be disrupted before New Year's, when Russians traditionally give gifts. "The first reaction is that it is one of the competitors of this store chain," Matviyenko said in televised comments.

The gas was preliminarily determined to be methyl mercaptan, St. Petersburg police spokesman Vyacheslav Stepchenko said. Methyl mercaptan is a gas with an acrid smell that is both naturally occurring and manufactured for use in plastics and pesticides, the U.S. Health and Human Services' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry says. The agency's Web site said little is known about the gas's potential health effects.

One person exposed to very high concentrations of the gas went into a coma and died, the Web site says. But prominent Russia chemist Lev Fyodorov, head of an environmental group called For Chemical Safety, said on NTV television that the gas rarely has long-lasting effects.

Stepchenko said that a custodian at one branch of Maksidom discovered a suspicious box before the store's opening time and inside it found ampules -- or small glass vials -- attached to wires and a timer. The woman inadvertently broke one of the ampules and noticed a repulsive smell, but apparently was not sickened, he said. All those who sought medical care were from another branch of the chain, where gas was released after employees heard a noise and police and security officers called to the scene found a mechanism with a timer attached to ampules that had shattered, Stepchenko said.

He said customers were among those sickened, but the ITAR-Tass news agency quoted unnamed city police officials as saying that the store had not opened when the gas was released and that all those affected were employees or police. NTV showed cots set up in what it said was the cafeteria of an emergency hospital because the influx of patients from the store caused overflow, but said that none of those affected agreed to talk to reporters.

The patients complained of nausea and vomiting -- as well as chest pain and high blood pressure, probably a result of nervousness, nurse Alexei Afanasyev said. They reported an odor like garlic, he said.

Boxes with glass containers attached to timers were found in the chain's two other stores by employees who carried them outside and covered them with buckets; police explosives experts defused them, Stepchenko said. Officials of the St. Petersburg chain -- which sells furnishings, home-repair material and other domestic articles -- told police they had received letters in recent weeks threatening to disrupt the company's sales during the holiday gift-buying period, Stepchenko said. "According to store management, this was the work of competitors," he said in televised comments.

The cutthroat capitalism that enveloped Russia following the 1991 Soviet collapse led to business-related violence that still continues, but most efforts to undermine competitors' sales appear to have taken the form of negative advertising or potentially damaging rumors. Russian media said that a business dispute might have been behind an explosion and fire that killed 24 people at a store in the northern city of Ukhta in July.

NEWS:
Gas Attack Feared as Dozens Poisoned in St. Petersburg Shop - December 26, 2005.
Gas capsules with timers found in Russian stores - December 26, 2005.

 

COMMENTS (12/27/05): Well, I also said Russia must beware of a gas attack this year. This event therefore is a case of PREDICTION OVERKILL. Now all that remains is for an attack in the US or against US citizens abroad.

 

Senate nerve agent scare a false alarm -- More than 200 were evacuated from Russell office building

Thursday, February 9, 2006 Posted: 0259 GMT (1059 HKT)

Evacuees from the office building were taken to a nearby garage where they stayed for more than two hours.(CNN) -- A U.S. Senate office building was evacuated Wednesday evening after a sensor detected the presence of a possible nerve agent, but it was later determined to be a false alarm, sources said.

Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said the building was "all clear" as footage from the scene showed the evacuees leaving the area where they had been gathered after the scare.

Eight senators and more than 200 staffers were evacuated after alarms sounded at 7 p.m. in the attic of the Russell Senate Office Building, just north of the Capitol, Senate aides said.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said she couldn't say whether it was powder, gas or liquid that was detected. It was more like "something in the air" in the building's attic, which takes up an entire floor of the 658,000-square-foot building, she said. She added that a cleaning solvent could have falsely set off the sensor in the attic, which is used primarily as storage space.

"We grabbed our coats. We grabbed our bags. We were running down the hall to evacuate," said Eileen McMenamin, a spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain.

The evacuees were taken to an underground parking garage next to the building, McMenamin said. Footage from the scene showed the evacuees leaving the garage about 9:30 p.m.

Schneider said earlier that the evacuees in the garage were "being briefed on the situation and they're also being cared for." She said no one received treatment because none of the evacuees reported having any symptoms of nerve agent exposure -- not even a runny nose. Police echoed that no one has shown symptoms of exposure, leading one security expert to suspect a false alarm before it was even announced.

If a high concentration of nerve agent had been released in the building, those inside would have exhibited watery eyes, choking and other "very distinct, very sudden-onset symptoms," said Dean Wilkening of the Stanford "My guess is this probably is a false alarm," Wilkening said.

McMenamin said police had ordered those evacuated to remain in the parking garage until additional tests were complete. "They said this is precautionary because it could be fertilizer or anything else," she said.

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, "Nerve agents are the most toxic of the known chemical-warfare agents."

 

RATING: +2.0


Attack on Washington D.C.

 

Attack on Washington D.C.

 

NEW PREDICTION: 10/5/04 -- This will be the second terrorist attack on the nation's capital since 9/11. The attackers will either be foreign (Al Qaeda, likely) or domestic (an armed revolt by angry citizens?). Despite the dramatic image shown above, it is not clear it will take the form of a bombing. It could be a hostage situation where several buildings are taken over by terrorists or a shooting attack within the White House, Capital, Pentagon, or some other building. Obviously, this scenario could also be the one that results in the assassination of the US president. Sometime around July 2005.

 

Senate nerve agent scare a false alarm -- More than 200 were evacuated from Russell office building

Thursday, February 9, 2006 Posted: 0259 GMT (1059 HKT)

Evacuees from the office building were taken to a nearby garage where they stayed for more than two hours.(CNN) -- A U.S. Senate office building was evacuated Wednesday evening after a sensor detected the presence of a possible nerve agent, but it was later determined to be a false alarm, sources said.

Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said the building was "all clear" as footage from the scene showed the evacuees leaving the area where they had been gathered after the scare.

Eight senators and more than 200 staffers were evacuated after alarms sounded at 7 p.m. in the attic of the Russell Senate Office Building, just north of the Capitol, Senate aides said.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said she couldn't say whether it was powder, gas or liquid that was detected. It was more like "something in the air" in the building's attic, which takes up an entire floor of the 658,000-square-foot building, she said. She added that a cleaning solvent could have falsely set off the sensor in the attic, which is used primarily as storage space.

"We grabbed our coats. We grabbed our bags. We were running down the hall to evacuate," said Eileen McMenamin, a spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain.

The evacuees were taken to an underground parking garage next to the building, McMenamin said. Footage from the scene showed the evacuees leaving the garage about 9:30 p.m.

Schneider said earlier that the evacuees in the garage were "being briefed on the situation and they're also being cared for." She said no one received treatment because none of the evacuees reported having any symptoms of nerve agent exposure -- not even a runny nose. Police echoed that no one has shown symptoms of exposure, leading one security expert to suspect a false alarm before it was even announced.

If a high concentration of nerve agent had been released in the building, those inside would have exhibited watery eyes, choking and other "very distinct, very sudden-onset symptoms," said Dean Wilkening of the Stanford "My guess is this probably is a false alarm," Wilkening said.

McMenamin said police had ordered those evacuated to remain in the parking garage until additional tests were complete. "They said this is precautionary because it could be fertilizer or anything else," she said.

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, "Nerve agents are the most toxic of the known chemical-warfare agents."

 

COMMENTS (2/10/06): CLOSE CALL.

 

RATING: +1.0


Massive Earthquake or Asteroid Impact Strikes Papua New Guinea or Tasman Sea, Monster Tsunami Batters Australia

 

Giant tsunami bears down on city on Australia's eastern seaboard

 

NEW PREDICTION: 1/25/05 -- There is a July 2005 vector for a major, possibly "great," earthquake and killer tsunami striking the vicinity of Papua New Guinea. I nearly forgot about it.

Obviously, this could happen before July or after.

Some southward translocation, and it *could* be the killer quake/asteroid impact/giant tsunami envisioned by a viewer to this website regarding the Tasman Sea and eastern seaboard of Australia. Here is a Dream Window relating to the Australia tsunami event.

 

7.2 Earthquake shakes Darwin

ABC News Online

Wednesday, March 2, 2005. 11:56pm (AEDT)

A strong earthquake has rocked parts of Darwin, with tremors lasting several minutes and felt right across the city and in rural areas. Geoscience Australia says the earthquake measured 7.2 on the Richter scale with its epicentre about 500 kilometres east north-east of East Timor in the Banda Sea.

The director of the Australia Seismological Centre in Canberra, Kevin McCue, says the earthquake is unlikely to have caused any damage because it occurred at a great depth. "The tsunami risk is zero for an earthquake of that focal depth," he said. "It's not big enough at that focal depth to have ruptured the sea floor, so there's zero chance of a tsunami." Residents reported the earthquake hitting the capital of the Northern Territory at around 8:20pm ACST.

"We felt the house shaking, we're in a high house and the house was shaking," resident Sandy White said. "I have a china cabinet, the glass and all the china and the crystal in the cabinet was shaking. I had a glass of water and it was nearly slopping
over. It was quite spectacular, I've been in a lot of earthquakes and this one was fairly strong I would say."

Peter Kilgor from Palmerston says he was sitting in his lounge room when the quake hit. "[There were] half a dozen or a dozen shakes, I mean it was moving and pot lids were falling off the pots on the stove because we just finished cooking tea and [had] the dishes sitting there and the pot heads are sliding around."

Another Darwin resident, Carolyn Reynolds, was driving her car at the time. "I felt that my car had a flat tyre and the car was beginning to wobble, and there was a really weird noise that sounded like a flat tyre and then I thought maybe it was an aeroplane," she said. "I wound down the windows and the noise continued. I stopped the car, realised it was the earth moving and carried on to home and when I got home the whole house was shaking and the bannisters which are made of metal were vibrating and it was just incredible."

Diners in Darwin's main social area of Mitchell Street say they felt the tremor for several minutes, with one staff member at a nightclub saying plates shook and punters went onto the street.

Hundreds of people who were attending a football dinner at the casino evacuated, fearing they were about to face a serious earthquake. One diner said that given the recent devastating Asian tsunami, she feared the worst. The football dinner resumed as normal and punters on Mitchell Street also resumed their social activities.

The earthquake was also felt in the capital of East Timor, with a caller to ABC Radio Gino saying there was a slight shake at a Dili hotel he was in.

7.3 Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea

September 9, 2005

By Randy Chen

(AXcess News) Hong Kong - The New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea was struck by an earthquake Friday morning that registered 7.3 on the Richter scale. There were no reports of casualties nor any Tsunami waves.

The Rabaul Volcanological Observatory from New Britain island, north-west of the quake zone, said the epicenter of the earthquake was 120 kilometers below the surface somewhere between New Ireland and the island of Buka in northern bougainville.

The Haiwaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center put the quake at 7.3 on the Richter scale while the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory reported the earthquake to be between 6.9 and 7.1.

Authorities were trying to assess damage in the quake area but said it would take time to do as there were no telephones in the remote area, though they believed that some buildings may have been damaged.

NEWS: 7.3 Quake rattles Papua New Guinea - September 9, 2005.

Powerful earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

Map of Papua New GuineaSunday, December 11, 2005; Posted: 6:48 p.m. EST (23:48 GMT)

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- A powerful earthquake shook Papua New Guinea early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A disaster official in the capital, Port Moresby, said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake had a magnitude of 6.5 and struck at 12:20 a.m. local time (1420 GMT Sunday) in the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea, USGS said. The magnitude had been reported as 6.8, but that was later revised downward. Its center was estimated to have been at a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers), it said.

An official at Papua New Guinea's National Disaster Management Office, who declined to be named, said he was trying to contact officials in the region but so far had spoken only to a police officer on the northern side of New Britain island who said there was no damage there. However, he said the quake hit offshore on the southern side of the island and he had yet to make contact with authorities there.

James Luga, a police officer in Kimbe, a town of 10,000 people about 155 miles (250 kilometers) east-southeast of the epicenter, said the quake had caused no damage in the town. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a bulletin saying that earthquakes of this magnitude could cause a localized tsunami but that it did not cause a Pacific-wide tsunami.

The region is about 395 miles (635 km) northeast of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea and about 1,440 miles (2,310 km) north of Brisbane, Australia.

On Thursday, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the northern coast of Papua New Guinea, but there were no reports of injuries.

In 1998, a tsunami caused by an undersea earthquake killed at least 2,000 people when it struck the north coast of Papua New Guinea's main island, wiping out dozens of coastal villages. Papua New Guinea, an impoverished nation of 5 million people, lies immediately north of Australia.

In September, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit near the province of New Ireland, 540 miles (870 km) northeast of Port Moresby, but there were no reports of any injuries.

 

COMMENTS (12/13/05): PNG PREDICTION FULFILLED twice! Australia ... PARTIALLY FULFILLED.

 

NEWS:
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes near Papua New Guinea; no damage reported - November 11, 2006.
Strong undersea quake hits off PNG island - November 8, 2006.
Strong Magnitude 6.3 Quake Hits Papua New Guinea - November 7, 2006.
Undersea quake near Papua New Guinea - October 16, 2006.
Undersea quake near Papua New Guinea - October 16, 2006.
Strong quake strikes off Tonga - October 9, 2006.
Volcano forces evacuations in PNG - October 7, 2006.
Quake of Magnitude 6.1 Hits Near Australia's Christmas Island - September 19, 2006.
Meteor's sonic boom rattles residents - September 12, 2006.
Strong quake strikes near Papua New Guinea - September 1, 2006.
Pacific quake hits near Vanuatu - August 8, 2006.
Mystery surrounds green 'comet' - May 17, 2006.
Meteor shower sparks alarm - May 16, 2006.
Tsunami risk of asteroid strikes revealed - May 12, 2006.
Former Military Air Traffic Controller Claims Comet Collision with Earth on May 25, 2006 - April 13, 2006.
Cyclone Glenda hits Australia - March 30, 2006.
New cyclone warning for Australia -- Category 5 storm bears down on northwest coast - March 29, 2006.
Australia braces for another cyclone - March 28, 2006.
New storm fear for battered coast - March 21, 2006.
Massive cyclone hits Australia - March 20, 2006.
Super cyclone hits northeastern Australia - March 19, 2006.

 

RATING: +2.5

 

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