California right now is a basket case. It has had many problems for a long time, but over the last several weeks things in that state have deteriorated from worse to catastrophic. Right now, California is on FIRE- thousands of acres have burned outside of San Francisco and are seemingly unable to be controlled, with firefighters just trying to help people escape the raging inferno as their homes burn to ashes:
The death toll rose to 21 Wednesday as multiple wildfires continued to spread across Northern California’s wine country, according to state fire officials.
State and federal officials portrayed an all-out effort to fend off the devastating wildfires at a news conference at a state emergency operations center outside Sacramento.
“It’s an extremely stressful and challenging time,” said Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci. “We are all hands on deck.”
The situation remains very dangerous, officials said.
“We’re not going to be out of the woods for a great many days to come,” said Cal Fire head Ken Pimlott. The state is still feeling the effects of the drought despite a recent wet winter, and there’s “explosive vegetation” fueling the blazes.
“We’ve had big fires in the past,” Gov. Jerry Brown said. “This is one of the biggest.”
According to Cal Fire spokeswoman Heather Williams, 11 people have died in Sonoma County, six in Mendocino County, two in Yuba County and two in Napa County.
As the devastating firestorm continued to spread in Sonoma and Napa counties Wednesday, crews launched a desperate effort to extinguish key hot spots before heavy, fire-stoking winds could kick back up later in the day.
Officials fear that strong winds forecast for Wednesday evening and Thursday morning will spread embers from the deadly Tubbs fire to populated areas of Santa Rosa and Calistoga that have so far been spared the flames — and new evacuation orders were issued.
“We are facing some pretty significant monsters,” Cal Fire incident commander Bret Couvea told a room of about 200 firefighters and law enforcement officials at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds staging area on Wednesday morning.
Already, the Northern California fires have scorched more than 160,000 acres. Cal Fire estimates that around 3,500 structures have been destroyed. (source)
At the same time, the state is also in the midst of a statewide Hepatitis outbreak. While the causes have been debated and included everything from poor sanitation caused by homeless people, illegal immigrants, or infected food, the fact is that the disease is spreading and it is affecting everybody. It is so bad right now that the state has taken to washing the cities street-by-street with BLEACH in order to try to control it, but doctors are warning right now there is no end to the crisis in sight and it could persist for years to come:
California’s outbreak of hepatitis A, already the nation’s second largest in the last 20 years, could continue for many months, even years, health officials said Thursday.
At least 569 people have been infected and 17 have died of the virus since November in San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties, where local outbreaks have been declared.
Dr. Monique Foster, a medical epidemiologist with the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters Thursday that California’s outbreak could linger even with the right prevention efforts.
“It’s not unusual for them to last quite some time — usually over a year, one to two years,” Foster said.
That forecast has worried health officials across the state, even in regions where there haven’t yet been cases.
Many are beginning to offer vaccines to their homeless populations, which are considered most at risk. Doctors say that people with hepatitis A could travel and unknowingly infect people in a new community, creating more outbreaks.
San Diego County declared a public health emergency in September because of its hepatitis A outbreak.
Since November, 481 people there have fallen ill, including 17 who died, according to Dr. Eric McDonald with the county’s health department. An additional 57 cases are under investigation, he said.
Hepatitis A is commonly transmitted through contaminated food. The only outbreak in the last 20 years bigger than California’s occurred in Pennsylvania in 2003, when more than 900 people were infected after eating contaminated green onions at a restaurant.
California’s outbreak, however, is spreading from person to person, mostly among the homeless community.
The virus is transmitted from feces to mouth, so unsanitary conditions make it more likely to spread. The city of San Diego has installed dozens of handwashing stations and begun cleaning streets with bleach-spiked water in recent weeks.
McDonald said county health workers have vaccinated 57,000 people in the county who are either homeless, drug users or people in close contact with either group.
“The general population — if you’re not in one of those specific risk groups — is at very low risk, and we’re not recommending vaccinations,” he said.
The outbreak has also made its way to Santa Cruz and L.A. counties, where 70 and 12 people have been diagnosed, respectively.
Officials from both counties say they’ve vaccinated thousands of homeless people and will continue to do so.
New cases linked to the outbreak might not appear for weeks, because it can take up to 50 days for an infected person to show symptoms, said Santa Cruz public health manager Jessica Randolph.
“I don’t think the worst is over,” Randolph said.
In Orange County, which has had two hepatitis A cases linked to the outbreak, public health workers have given out 492 vaccines, mostly to homeless people, officials said. County nurses have also been visiting shelters and parks to vaccinate people.
Some officials, including in Riverside and Sacramento counties, also said they were reviewing their sanitation protocols for homeless encampments. An L.A. councilman recently called for more toilets in neighborhoods such as skid row and Venice in light of the local hepatitis cases.
Many have blamed San Diego’s outbreak on a lack of public bathrooms near homeless encampments.
In Oakland, city workers, represented by SEIU Local 1021, sent a letter to City Hall last month saying they feared a hepatitis A outbreak in the region’s homeless community. So far, there haven’t been any cases in Oakland or the rest of Alameda County, but city safety steward Brian Clay said he believed the city has allowed unsanitary conditions in homeless encampments.
Oakland city officials did not respond to a request for comment.
“There’s syringes, there’s human feces, there are dead animals, rats alive, and dead rats … pee bottles, five-gallon buckets used as toilets,” Clay said. “We’re definitely concerned about this added threat of hepatitis A.” (source)
At the same time as these two terrible events are taking place, California is continuing to distinguish itself as the moral and cultural sewer of American society by legalizing the transmission of HIV between persons WITHOUT CONSENT.
Currently, all states have “informed consent laws,” meaning that people with HIV or AIDS have to, at the very least, disclose to people they are going to have sexual contact with that they have HIV/AIDS, and if they do not they can be jailed for deliberately transmitting a deadly disease. This law most directly impacts the LGBT, because as we have noted in the words of the LGBT themselves, the LGBT are both the greatest vectors of the disease due to their unhealthy behavior and as such the normalization of HIV in society was driven almost entirely by the LGBT. With this new law, however, people no longer have to disclose they have HIV or AIDS before making sexual contact, or for that reason any contact with another person, and if that person contracts HIV from the contact the one who gave him HIV cannot be charged in court:
Knowingly exposing others to HIV without disclosing your status is no longer a felony in California—which is being heralded as a victory for sex workers’ rights activists and LGBTQ organizations for easing the stigma in being HIV-positive.
Senate Bill 239 was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Friday, after it was passed early last month. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, exposing another person to HIV without their knowledge or consent is a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to six months in county jail. Previously, doing so was a felony with up to eight years in prison if charged and convicted.
According to the Washington Post, arrests under the former law were rarely handed down to people who maliciously infected others with HIV. Instead, sex workers facing a solicitation conviction were regularly charged with infecting others with HIV during mandatory testing.
“If you are a sex worker and you solicit someone and you’re HIV positive, you’re guilty of a felony before any contact occurs,” co-sponsor and state Sen. Scott Wiener (D) said, the Post reports. “These laws are so draconian that you can be convicted of a felony and sent to state prison even if you engage in behavior that creates zero risk of HIV infection.”
The bill’s changes stem partly from ongoing research: The Center for Disease Control recently declared that people on HIV medication can’t transmit the virus through sex.
“The most effective way to reduce HIV infections is to destigmatize HIV,” Wiener said, CNN reports. “To make people comfortable talking about their infection, get tested, get into treatment.”
Republicans aren’t happy about the law, with conservatives in both the state government and right-wing media harshly condemning its passing. National Review’s Wesley J. Smith called California “radical” and “accepting of dysfunctional and anti-social behavior.”
“To knowingly decide that one’s own desires matter more than the right of a partner to decide yes or no to potentially risky behavior, or to potentially risk the blood supply, deserves more than a slap on the wrist,” Smith wrote. “Leave it to California to make a declining and decadent culture even more declining and decadent.”
Meanwhile, for LGBTQ rights group, the bill’s signing is a huge victory across the state. Equality California praised the law as a step forward in fighting discrimination against people with HIV. (source)
If this was not bad enough, right now California is building on this previous moral failure to institute another one that, akin to something one might hear coming out of Sweden or another of the Nordic countries, that it would be a crime, punishable by a fine up to $1000 and charged as a crime up to an including a felony for not calling another person by their “gender pronoun of choice.”:
California health care workers who “willfully and repeatedly” decline to use a senior transgender patient’s “preferred name or pronouns” could face punishments ranging from a fine to jail time under a newly signed law.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation last week.
The sponsor, Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, has argued adamantly that nobody is going to be criminally prosecuted for using the wrong pronoun.
“It’s just more scare tactics by people who oppose all LGBT civil rights and protections,” he said in a statement last month.
But the language seemingly allows for the possibility, however remote.
The bill itself is aimed at protecting transgender and other LGBT individuals in hospitals, retirement homes and assisted living facilities. The bill would ensure those facilities accommodate transgender people and their needs, including letting them decide which gender-specific bathroom they prefer to use.
“It shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to take any of the following actions wholly or partially on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status,” the bill reads.
Among the unlawful actions are “willfully and repeatedly” failing to use a transgender person’s “preferred name or pronouns” after he or she is “clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns.”
The law states that if provisions are violated, the violator could be punished by a fine “not to exceed one thousand dollars” or “by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed one year,” or both.
Wiener’s office noted that violations for residential care facilities under existing law rarely resulted in criminal charges, especially for minor violations. Criminal penalties are meant more for violations that expose a patient to risk of death or serious harm, his office said.
Wiener’s office noted that the law “does not create any new criminal provisions,” but rather creates “new rights within an existing structure.” (source)
Something is very wrong with California right now. The state, known as a bastion of moral filth that it is attempting to impose on the entire country, is collapsing from withing by natural disaster and disease, and at the same time they are continuing to pass laws the promote filth.
Is this a co-incidence?
Last year, I wrote a piece in which I noted that Hurricane Matthew was set to strike the southeastern coast of the USA right at the time a major LGBT festival was taking place. The piece went viral, and I received all kinds of publicity from the LGBT, which basically all came down to calling me a “religious nut job” and that I was stupid for expressing an opinion contrary to their already settled views. I was not surprised.
However, the basic thesis that I put forth then still stands now- Could the natural disasters that we see taking place be a product of the moral rot which characterizes modern American culture and life? Is there a Biblical precedent for this, and if so, since times change but the nature of man does not, could that which was true thousands of years ago still be true today?
In the Bible, God clearly makes His presence known in a variety of ways. Many times, natural disasters, social calamities, or other kinds of horrific incident are either noted as inflicted by God for the purpose of punishment on the wicked, or caused by God removing His presence and thus protection, allowing what may to happen. This is a consistent theme from the Old Testament through the New Testament.
In the time of Moses, when the Pharaoh refused to let the Hebrews go per His order, God sent ten plagues upon Egypt, coming in the form of natural disasters, disease, pestilence, darkness, and finally sudden death. When the Israelites disobeyed God, God allowed them to be conquered by and made the slaves of their neighbors, and it was when they turned back to God that God liberated them from bondage and gave them their freedom back. Sts. Isaiah and Jeremiah were both severely persecuted during their lives for calling on Israel to return to God and abandon the heathen practices many in her had taken up, and when Israel refused, she was conquered and destroyed. The entire book of Job in the Old Testament is dedicated to this question of human suffering in life and the role of God, and at the end, Job finally repents of His sins, makes atonement, and God forgives Him and blesses him to his dying days. The book of Tobit, which is found in the full Septuagint text (and which Jesus also quoted from the the New Testament) in a Catholic or Orthodox Bible, describes how demons were allowed to attack Tobit and his wife, and it was after they sought God’s help that finally the devil that tormented them was cast back to the infernal place where it emerged from.
This is not to say that all natural disasters are to be “blamed” on God, and certainly is it not to make a rash generalization about ANYTHING, especially when people’s lives are concerned. That said, it is equally dishonest to ignore this pattern, since Sacred Scripture makes clear that there is a connection between this.
However, what is taking place right now in California is not just limited to California. As the mainstream news itself has noted, 2017 has been a year of extraordinary weather disasters for the USA, noting that the southeastern coast, which is already vulnerable to hurricanes, has been pummeled by hurricane-after-hurricane this year causing major floods, crop damage, and many lives destroyed. We have also seen this year the social disorder in America through the rise of a new National Socialism, which we have been carefully documenting at Shoebat.com, which came to pertinent public attention with the Charlottesville protests this year and continues to grow in popularity.
At the same time, we have noted that America has been a leader in promoting Eugenics of all kinds. We have documented how through working with the German and Japanese governments in particular but also many others such as the Israelis, British, and Russians, there is a massive and organized government-industrial complex that is based almost entirely on products made from parts extracted from aborted babies. The uses are many, from “medicines” to experiments for biological warfare, to the creation of cyborgs for military purposes for attemping to prolong the lives of men who wish to become God instead of submitting to God. This is in addition to the fact that Christian morality is practically non-existent among the majority of the current and upcoming generation, that secularism is well-entrenched into society, and that Christianity is now being attacked through the legal system while other religions, including satanism, are being given legal protections by the courts and promoted in society. The whole of American society, as we have noted, does not define itself in any way by what is morally right or wrong, but has reached the fullness of heresy in that morality is defined by the submission to that which is considered socially acceptable for the times, and the “churches” for the most part have simply passed away as they are no longer seen as relevant, for they have made themselves mirrors of the state, social clubs for those who choose to partake of them as they simply reflect the status quo.
When Pope Francis was elected Pope, lighting struck the Cross at the top of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome- twice. Many people interpreted this as a sign of divine displeasure, of an omen that this Pope would bring trouble. For all of the good that Francis has done, one must also note that Francis’ pontificate has been the most confused, troubled, and heresy-plagued pontificate that the Church has not seen since at least the 15th century, almost 75 years before the Protestant Revolution. Looking back at the questionable circumstances surrounding Pope Benedict’s resignation and the fact that he has continued to stay in Rome despite insisting for years that if he retired he would return to Germany to live with his brother Georg, and then the absolute confusion that has characterized Francis’ pontificate, and given how God gives signs in the Bible using nature such as with lightning, one cannot help but ask about the events on that day that Francis’ pontificate was announced to the world.
In the same way, the exact same question must be asked about American society. Looking at all of the moral decay, the rise of pagan evils, the decline and disappearance of Christianity from society, the persecutions of Christians, the love that America has for all of the sins that cry to heaven for vengeance- murdering the innocent (abortion), homosexuality, oppressing the widow and orphans, and the depriving of a working man of hist justly earned wages, the way that America has been starting wars for profit and eugenics all across the world, the way that in spite of being greatly blessed by God we have abused and misused our wealth egregiously for evil causes and refuse to repent, and now American society teaching children about evils such as satanism, LGBT, and all kinds of perversity- what else is there left for God to bless America with? What mercy can He have on us for the fact that in spite of all the good He has done for us, so much of the society absolutely refuses to repent and then blatantly rejects and attempt to attack Him?
Is it really a surprise that America is being tormented with natural disasters right now? And make no mistake, these disasters, while terrible, are not particularly extreme in comparison to that whcih could happen. There is already talk of a second dust bowl in the near future due to poor agricultural practices that have been going on for generations, and even more disturbingly, there is a massive supervolcano that scientists have been warning for years about under Yellowstone National Park that is on the verge of explosion:
Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once — 2,500 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980, which killed 57 people. That could blanket most of the United States in a thick layer of ash and even plunge the Earth into a volcanic winter.
Yellowstone’s last supereruption occurred 631,000 years ago. And it’s not the planet’s only buried supervolcano. Scientists suspect that a supereruption scars the planet every 100,000 years, causing many to ask when we can next expect such an explosive planet-changing event.
To answer that question, scientists are seeking lessons from Yellowstone’s past. And the results have been surprising. They show that the forces that drive these rare and violent events can move much more rapidly than volcanologists previously anticipated. (source)
The voice here is that of dutchsinse, an earthquake expert with a fascinating channel on Youtube. He has been following the Yellowstone Volcano and making videos about it for some time, using his knowledge of earthquakes and geology to discuss this and other geological or seismic events around the world.
The Bible clearly states that the wage of sin is death. St. Paul writes that with Christ, He can do nothing because without God we are nothing. God made us all, He loves us and He gave us the gift of life because He is love and mercy itself. God gives punishment for disobedience because He wants men to return to Him because He is love and mercy. At the same time, God is also Just, and he who does not desire the mercy of God will face His justice, for all have sinned and fallen short. Those who refuse to repent, who choose to persist continually in sin and not attempt to do what is right, rejecting the mercy of God, they must face justice, and as the Bible states, if one was to face the justice of God, none could survive.
America is in a very difficult place in her history right now. Far from being a “city on a hill,” she has become a cesspool of filth and has used her financial and geographic blessings to foist her filth upon the entire world, having rejected God and embraced all manner of evils, from the great to the small. When men of good will attempt to address the evils of society, the society from the government to the common people viciously persecute them, destroying their reputations, their ability to hold a job in society, and sometimes their families and lives.
People say “God bless America,” and some pious people even say “may God have mercy on America.” At this point, our prayer should be “God, please do not give us the full punishment we deserve, and thank you for the punishment that we are going to receive,” because for all the evils we have promoted, accepted, and propagated, anything less than what we really deserve at this point is a blessing.
If you are still evil, return to God while there is still time, for as Isaiah says, the Lord will not quench a smouldering wick until He establishes justice on the Earth.
But make no mistake, the mercy of God is not tied to any nation or race, but to those who accept His grace. All nations and peoples who obstinately reject God and refuse to repent, even attempt to repent, will face justice just He will give mercy to those who sincerely ask for it and sincerely repent.
If the US does not repent, we will wish for tomorrow to have the current troubles of today.