A 23-year-old man who went to the theatre to see the vampire movie "Twilight", died while watching it. He was found slumped over in his seat by after-movie cleaners who initially thought he was asleep. Police said that his death was mysterious, unexplained, but that nothing appeared untoward about him not did anything happen that was unusual at the theatre. An autopsy was scheduled and the results promised to be released, but information as to the cause of his death has not been released yet. His unfortunate death could be attributed to anything, but I thought it was creepy that he died while watching a vampire movie, rather than, say Toy Story3.
There is much to report about the BP Oil Catastrophe that is not being reported by mainstream journalists. Whether they are simply too comfy with big corporate or whether they are being actively blocked, (both is the case in my opinion) there is cause for concern on several fronts down south.
There is increasing worry along the Gulf Coast that the chemicals that BP uses to disperse the oil is toxic, dangerous, and sickening to those who come into contact with it. Almost a month ago, there were concerns as to the number of sick workers (70) and the fact that BP had only reported 2 ill from the job. However, BP's takeover of the Gulf Shores and restriction of the information flow is troublesome. Though a number of workers report illness symptoms ranging from nausea, nosebleeds, headaches and vomiting, OSHA said this week those workers were ill from the heat. There are allegations of collusion with the police and more collusion with police and BP refusal to release valid scientific information. BP's restriction of information flow is keeping many in the dark about the effects of these chemicals. Absent solid information, people cannot make informed divisions about their own health and safety.
credit goes to cravatt.com
One of the links above is to a Youtube video of an ambulance at the parking lot of a Gulf Shore Beach, containing a BP worker who is being worked on inside the ambulance. These stills are from that video. Alongside the ambulance are a pack of police officers (who moved to block the view when the videographer approached) and a fire truck. There is enough anecdotal evidence and video evidence to be concerned that people on the beaches who come into more than short-term contact with the air and or water are getting sick. Many of those are workers, not not exclusively. Swimmers are getting sick also. Huffington Post reports that journalists are attempting to gain access to a Federal Compound set up for those who become sick, but failed to get anywhere with obtaining access or answers. It is "ringed with barbed wire-topped chain link fencing, it's tightly restricted by police and private security guards."
This oppression and haughtiness of those who are supposed to lead, and take responsibility, is a condition we are told would exist in increasing pervasiveness in the end time, especially of the rich.
In economic news, from the Aspen Daily News we read that "Harvard professor and prolific author Niall Ferguson opened the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival Monday with a stark warning about the increasing prospect of the American “empire” suddenly collapsing due to the country’s rising debt level. Ferguson said empires — such as the former Soviet Union and the Roman empire — can collapse quite quickly and the tipping point is often when the cost of servicing an empire’s debt is larger than the cost of its defense budget."
We've seen the collapse of the Soviet Empire, (those if us above a certain age, lol) and we know how rapidly national collapse can occur. We've also seen the slow downward slide into Depression, which in 1929 took two and a half to three years. In other words, the slide can be fast or it can be slow. Personally, I think that tipping point the historian is talking about will come after the rapture. I believe that the current state of the US and global economy is so fragile, that the sudden removal of millions of people who participate in that economy will be the catalyst for a global crash. And we know that in the Tribulation that the economy is in such a state that 192 sovereign nations agree to give up national currency and go global by accepting a mark.
You don't need me to tell you things are bad. Things are bad. But things are also GOOD. There is Good News! Jesus is coming soon to take His bride to the mansion He has prepared and sit with us at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb! The inexpressible fact of a God as supreme as Jesus would care for us and prepare for us and sit with us and feed us with His mercy is such an awe-inspiring thing, almost too wonderful to comprehend, but it is a fact nonetheless. You can be part of the joy, but falling to your knees in recognition of your sins and ask Him to forgive them. Our sins keep us from Him, and in this state of sin we are all born in, we are enemies of God and rebellious ones. But we can become a friend of God by asking Him to forgive our sins, and the cares and woes of the world will fade away when you hear Him call to His own - you among them- "Come Up Here!"