Scathing criticism of President Obama’s decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats is pouring in, with the perhaps curious exception of the leaders of the Republican establishment.

A senior congressional staff member told WND, “What’s amazing to me is how the Obama administration is pursuing a scorched earth policy and attempting to destroy our international relationships across the spectrum from Russia to Israel on their way out the door.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/obama-setting-the-world-on-fire-on-way-out-the-door/#JbGt5R4oMUwYOwTh.99

Up to 20,000 dead fish, other animals wash up on Nova Scotia coast

The carcasses of thousands of sea creatures have mysteriously washed up on the western coast of Nova Scotia.
As many as 20,000 fish, lobsters, starfish, scallops, crabs and other animals have turned up dead at Savory Park, Canadian authorities said. And they have no idea why.

Swarm of more than 100 earthquakes hits Brawley 30 miles from San Andreas Fault

Three days ago, Nevada was hit by a strong series of earthquakes. On Saturday, another earthquake swarm hit near Brawley, California which is about 125 miles east of San Diego and 20 miles north of the border with Mexico and only 30 miles from the San Andreas Fault.
The first earthquake registered a magnitude of 1.1 at about 3:30 a.m.
The biggest earthquake so far was a 3.9 magnitude, but scientists said larger quakes were possible and the shaking may continue for several days.

Are aliens trying to contact Earth? Six new mysterious blasts of radio energy are detected from deep space

It may be three billion light-years away from Earth, but this distant constellation could be trying to contact us.
Six bursts of radio waves have been detected from the constellation Auriga, each lasting just a few milliseconds.
While the source of the waves remains unknown, some suggest they mysterious bursts of energy could be a sign of alien life trying to contact us.

 The waves were detected by researchers from McGill University in Montreal, using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, and at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

In their paper, published in The Astrophysical Journal, the researchers, led by Paul Scholz, wrote: 'We have detected six additional radio bursts from this source: five with the Green Bank Telescope at 2 GHz, and one at 1.4 GHz with the Arecibo Observatory, for a total of 17 bursts from this source.' 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4061990/Are-aliens-trying-contact-Earth-Six-new-mysterious-blasts-radio-energy-detected-deep-space.html#ixzz4Tr008kKX

Russian military plane headed for Syria 'disappears from radar'

A Russian military plane headed to Syria has disappeared from radar after taking off from the southern city of Adler, local news agencies reported the defence ministry as saying Sunday.
The ministry said that there are 91 people onboard and that search and rescue groups had been dispatched to locate the missing Tu-154.
The plane had departed at 5:40 am local time (0240 GMT) from Adler, south of the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, and was conducting a routine flight to Russia's Hmeimim airbase outside the coastal Syrian city of Latakia, the ministry said.
The ministry said the plane was carrying Russian servicemen as well as members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, the army's official musical group, who were headed to Syria to participate in New Year celebrations at the base.

Ted Cruz: Cut US funding to UN until reversal of Israel vote

The Republican politician took to Twitter, saying he had spoken to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to send him Hanukka greetings along with the assurance of "strong support in Congress." 

The vote was able to pass the 15-member council on Friday because the United States broke with a long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and did not wield its veto power as it had on many previous occasions - a decision that Netanyahu called "shameful."

Cruz's remarks came as an apparent endorsement of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina's plan to campaign for a bipartisan consensus in Congress that would punish those who pushed for the resolution with a cut in US aid— as well as the UN itself, which relies on generous congressional appropriations.

Read More: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Ted-Cruz-No-US-funding-for-UN-until-reversal-of-Israel-vote-476471

Super typhoon Nock-Ten threatens Philippines

With winds of up to 150mph (240km/h), Nock-Ten is due to make landfall in the Bicol region on Christmas Day, the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center says.
The Philippines' weather office said sustained winds were up to 175km/h.
Dozens of ports have been closed, as officials warn of potentially deadly two-metre (6.6ft) waves.
In October, Super Typhoon Haima hit the country, killing at least four people.
On Sunday morning, typhoon Nock-Ten (also known as Nina) was about 195km east of the Catanduanes island.

Israel settlements: Netanyahu orders UN ties review

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations.
The move comes after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied land.
The resolution was passed after the US refused to veto it, breaking with long-standing American practice.
Washington has traditionally sheltered Israel from condemnatory resolutions.
Mr Netanyahu insists that Israel will not abide by Friday's vote at the 15-member UN Security Council, which was welcomed by Palestinian leaders.
"I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a month a re-evaluation of all our contacts with the United Nations, including the Israeli funding of UN institutions and the presence of UN representatives in Israel," he said.

Tiny quakes ‘the heartbeat’ of Mount St. Helens

More than 120 tiny earthquakes have taken place during a seven-day period recently beneath Mount St. Helens, but the U.S. Geological Survey said there are no signs of an imminent eruption.
Beginning Nov. 21, the USGS said, four swarms of small quakes were detected. The tiny earthquakes were mostly too small — magnitude 0.3 or less — to be exactly located by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network or even felt on the surface.

Prophecy: News Anchors Will Be Shaken as They Report Perilous Upcoming World Events

I heard the Father say, "I will begin to shake the news media through the perilous events coming upon the earth." As news anchors are sent to certain locations where devastation and dangerous conditions emerge, there will be those news stations whose anchors will not be able to withstand the stress and pressure of reporting horrendous news day after day.
The word "anchor" means something that provides stability or security, like an anchor of a ship in the midst of a raging storm. The calmness and stability we have seen, up until now, in our news anchors is about to be highly tested. I sense that what is about to be reported in the near future will make the bad news of yesterday seem as nothing compared to what is about to follow.
"I will begin to promote unknown anchormen and anchorwomen into national media who have an 'anchor' that holds and grips the solid rock."

New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert

New fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been found in the Cave of the Skulls by the Dead Sea in Israel, in a salvage excavation by Israeli authorities. The pieces are small and the writing on them is too faded to make out without advanced analysis. At this stage the archaeologists aren't even sure if they're written in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic or another language.
“The most important thing that can come out of these fragments is if we can connect them with other documents that were looted from the Judean Desert, and that have no known provenance," says Dr. Uri Davidovich of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, among the scientists investigating the caves.

Third Temple on the Way as Priests Prepare Ritual Shabbat Showbreads

“And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto Hashem.” Leviticus 24:7 (The Israel Bible™)

Last Saturday, a Shabbat reenactment of a Temple ritual took place in the holy city of Hebron, giving participants a taste of the Temple service as it was in Biblical times while taking a practical step towards preparing for the Third Temple.
More than 80 participants were greeted in Hebron Friday afternoon by the lighting of the Temple Menorah, lit by Shimshon Album and Rabbi Yaakov Hayman, the newly-elected chairman of the Temple Movement. 

Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/80564/third-temple-way-priests-prepare-ritual-shabbat-showbreads-photos/#u7tZ3UljzCQ33umw.99

Trump calls to veto anti-Israel UN resolution

President-elect Donald Trump condemned on Thursday a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution targeting Israel, and called upon the United States Mission to the UN to veto the measure.

The resolution was proposed by Egypt, one of 10 non-permanent voting members of the 15-member council.

If passed, the binding measure would require a full “cessation of all Israeli settlement activities”, which it calls “essential for salvaging the two-state solution.”

Putin and Trump Talk Up Need for More Nuclear Weapons

In  a year-end speech to his top military officers on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin threw down the gauntlet, declaring that the Russian military, emboldened by recent adventures in Syria and Ukraine, is ready to defeat any country that dares challenge it. “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he proclaimed. “Anyone.”

He also made a pitch for bigger and badder nuclear weapons. Putin said Moscow must “strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces, especially with missile complexes that can reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defence systems.”

Read More: http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/12/22/putin-and-trump-talk-up-need-for-more-nuclear-weapons/

Earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea: Residents flee to hills after magnitude-7.9 quake

A magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck east of the Pacific nation, triggering a tsunami warning for parts of the archipelago. Residents living along Papua New Guinea’s coastline have fled to higher ground as a result. However, a few of hours after the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) said the threat had largely passed, although it said Government agencies should continue to monitor coastal tides.
“Based on all available data … the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed,” the PTWC said in an updated and final alert after the quake, which struck 46 kilometres east of Taron.

Strongest eruption of Colima volcano in last 16 months on December 17, 2016

The Colima volcano exploded strongly on December 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm local time sending ash and incandescent material high in the air.

The volcanic peak shows enhanced activity since beginning of this week.

The General Directorate of Civil Protection of the Interior recommends the population to wear masks (covering nose and mouth), close windows and stay as much as possible inside their homes in case of ash fall.

Read More: http://strangesounds.org/2016/12/strongest-eruption-colima-volcano-in-last-16-months-pictures.html

NASA scientist warns Earth is due for 'extinction-level' event

A NASA scientist is warning that Earth is due for an “extinction-level” event like a comet or asteroid strike — and claims there won’t be anything we can do to stop it.
Joseph Nuth, an award-winning scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, told attendees during Monday’s annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco that policymakers should start preparing for such a possible cataclysmic strike, despite the extremely long odds of it happening.
“But on the other hand, they are the extinction-level events, things like dinosaur killers, they’re 50 to 60 million years apart, essentially,” Nuth said. “You could say, of course, we’re due, but it’s a random course at that point.”

Here's Why You Shouldn't Trust All People Who Say They Believe in God — Even If They're Leaders

The Bible tells us that in the end times, a great falling away will happen in the church. This will come about because of the many great and cunning deceptions that the enemy will employ against those who love God and are waiting for Christ's second coming.
For this article, I want to talk about just one of those deceptions: false Christians and ministers.

Jesus' Warning

The Lord Jesus Himself said that many will come bearing His name, saying, "I am the Christ" (see Matthew 24:5).

These people, posing as God-believing, Christ-following, God-appointed, Christian leaders will actually succeed in deceiving people to follow them for their personal gain. Sadly, there will be many victims.

Read More: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/heres.why.you.shouldnt.trust.all.people.who.say.they.believe.in.god.even.if.theyre.leaders/103007.htm

Cyclone Vardah hits Indian city of Chennai, 10 dead

Tropical cyclone Vardah, the first hurricane-strength storm to hit the Bay of Bengal this season, has struck the coastal Indian city of Chennai.
The storm uprooted trees, overturned cars and did extensive damage to buildings as it tore across the city. At least 10 people have died, according to the National Disaster Management Authority.

Black hole rips star apart, creating biggest blast ever seen

In January, scientists said they discovered an exploding star ending in a super-luminous supernova that was almost inconceivably bright — more so than the output of the entire Milky Way. Now, new research shows the distant flare may have actually been the result of a rare cosmic collision.
Even when news about the exploding star was announced, it didn’t quite seem like your run-of-the-mill supernova explosion of a star at the end of its life.
“The explosion’s mechanism and power source remain shrouded in mystery because all known theories meet serious challenges in explaining the immense amount of energy ASASSN-15lh has radiated,” astronomer Subo Dong said in a statement at the time.

Are Voices Harassing You? It Could Be Leviathan

If you have felt harassed in your mind by clouded vision, detached thoughts, lack of focus or concentration, feelings of being mentally overwhelmed or an inability to make clear decisions, you may be under the influence of a principality that is fighting for supremacy over this nation—one person at a time. 
When a principality is over a region or even a nation, everyone under that principality will be subjected to its influence, one way or another. The spirit of divination over Samaria caused the entire city to be spiritually blind due to the sorcery of Simon (Acts 8:9-11). The spirit of sexual perversion in Sodom and Gomorrah infected Lot and compromised his faith in God (Gen. 19:6-8). The spirit of unbelief in Nazareth prevented even Jesus from performing many miracles there because of the rampant lack of faith (Matt. 13:58). 


God makes his presence known in the land of Israel – even to this day, and even in the midst of WND’s annual Israel tour.

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, who led the recently completed tour, witnessed a remarkable sign while he was in the Holy Land with tour participants.

“Israel is the land where the spiritual and the physical come together, in signs, in miracles, in revelations, and in the incarnation of Messiah Himself,” Cahn said. “Even as recent as our tour this November, people were remarking at what they saw.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/stunner-divine-signs-appearing-in-israel/#giPR61m1WIZJp7i0.99

Syria Is Training Ground For Hezbollah's Next War With Israel

Arab language media is reporting that fighter planes from the Israeli Defense Forces have attacked a Syrian military airport in Damascus as well as Hezbollah targets near the capital which killed and injured a number of fighters in the Shiite militia. 

The moves come after Prime Minister Netanyahu previously had announced in April that Israel had struck Hezbollah targets in dozens of strikes to prevent the terrorist group from obtaining "game changing" chemical and advanced anti-aircraft weapons. 

Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=869#FEsWwB8CKIIiJeEK.99

Christian Scientist Predicts Jesus Will Return in Three Weeks

Another day, Another “False Prophet” coming out with their “Date-Setting” predictions! This latest one comes from a Christian computer scientist who has reportedly predicted that, based on her calculations and analysis of the 70 “sevens” prophecy mentioned in the book of Daniel, the return of Jesus to earth is imminent—and it won’t even reach 2017. Nora Roth, a self-proclaimed Bible student, said the second coming of Christ will happen in three weeks, specifically on New Year’s Eve. Her findings, written on her blog “The Mark of the Beast,” are based on the biblical pattern of following the sabbath. 

Read More: http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/68751/20161210/christian-scientist-predicts-jesus-will-return-in-three-weeks.htm#closepopup

ISIS has flooded Europe with 1,500 highly-trained terrorists ‘ready to launch attacks’, chilling EU report claims

Around 30 to 35 per cent have returned with “specific missions”, while the other half  remained in the battle theatre – which amounted to between 2,000 and 2,500 Europeans.
This means as many as 1,750 may have returned, based on the percentages listed in the report which EU counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove will present to EU interior ministers on Friday.
The report said there were two types of ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ returning.

Americans Expected to Name Babies Born in 2017 After Deities as Australian State Bans God, Christ, Lord, Satan

The state government of Victoria, Australia, has included God, Christ, Lord and Satan on a list of more than 40 baby names they have banned as being either  too offensive or official as American parents are expected to trend toward adopting names of more mythological deities and supreme evil beings like Lucifer.

According to the state government of Victoria, "Parents can usually choose any given name for their child. However, the registrar can refuse to register a prohibited name." And the government has very broad powers when it comes to prohibiting a name.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/americans-expected-name-babies-born-2017-after-deities-as-australian-state-bans-god-christ-lord-satan-171979/#q81Iop8WieYqwbyg.99

Are We Being Set Up For A Crash? Stocks Hit A Level Only Seen During The Bubbles Of 1929, 2000 And 2007

Will the financial bubble that has been rapidly growing ever since Donald Trump won the election suddenly be popped once he takes office?  Could it be possible that we are being set up for a horrible financial crash that he will ultimately be blamed for?  Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on the incredible euphoria that we have seen since Donald Trump’s surprise victory on November 8th.  The U.S. dollar has been surging, companies are announcing that they are bringing jobs back to the U.S., and we are witnessing perhaps the greatest post-election stock market rally in Wall Street history.  In fact, the Dow, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 all set new all-time record highs again on Thursday.  What we are seeing is absolutely unprecedented, and many believe that the good times will continue to roll as we head into 2017.
What has been most surprising to me is how well the stocks of the big Wall Street banks have been doing.  It is no secret that those banks poured a tremendous amount of money into Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and Donald Trump had some tough things to say about them leading up to election day.

Enormous Earthquakes Hit Both Sides Of The Pacific And Experts Warn The San Andreas Could ‘Unzip All At Once’

Why is our planet shaking so violently all of a sudden?  There have literally been dozens of significant earthquakes right along the Ring of Fire within the past 30 days, and two giant ones made headlines all over the globe on Thursday.  First, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Humboldt County, California, and that was followed later in the day by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Solomon Islands.  But of course these latest earthquakes are just the latest examples of increased shaking along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.  Experts are not quite sure what to make of all of this shaking, but they are warning that “the Big One” could strike the west coast at literally any time.

Read More: http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/enormous-earthquakes-hit-both-sides-of-the-pacific-and-experts-warn-the-san-andreas-could-unzip-all-at-once