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The Truth About Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster

March of 2011 may end up setting records when it comes to devastating disasters. Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, extreme weather and more. However, nothing really comes close to the two edged threat caused by the March 12, 2011 Earthquake which may be one of the most severe of all time. Rated at between 9.0 and 9.4, depending on who you listen to, the quake and subsequent aftershocks have caused 310 billion dollars in damage as of this writing, thousands of lives with over six thousand dead and seventeen thousand people still missing. It had also created a potential nuclear nightmare.

The first fruit of the earthquake was a huge tsunami which stretched from the orient, all the way to the west coast of the United States. America managed to avoid the kind of wholesale destruction seen in Japan. The Japanese are known for being prepared when it comes to such things as earthquakes, but this one caught them off guard. It was just too powerful and created the additional nightmare of a tsunami that came ashore with heights that ranged from thirty to eighty feet.

Earthquakes that happen under the sea often create the most damaging tsunami waves. Waves of that type can be thirty to eighty feet high when they hit shorelines. The speed and power of the tsunami wave is irresistible and devastating to anyone and anything in its path. Ships, land vehicles, buildings and people are often tossed about like tiny toys in a bathtub. Even the natural shape of the land can be altered by the power of this phenomenon. In the aftermath of the huge waves, the receding water can easily draw people and things out into the ocean.

Residents of towns along the Japanese coast had little time to prepare for what would become record-setting wave heights that worked their way inland, past areas thought to be tsunami safe. One wave that was twenty-three feet high raced ashore at the speed of a jumbo jet and managed to get six miles inland before it began to recede. People, vehicles and buildings of all sizes were laid waste by the giant waves. Nothing could stand up before this huge force of nature and survive.

Along with power outages, lack of clean water supplies, food shortages and thousands of dead bodies washing up on to the beaches of the Japanese coast, came the sudden possibility of a nuclear disaster. Several reactors and containment buildings for their spent fuel were damaged in the earthquake. Despite valiant efforts on the part of employees at several nuclear power generating sites, the threat looms worse than ever. Japan’s Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has become increasingly somber and pessimistic as he has addressed the Japanese People and the world.

The most frustrating thing for the average American is the inability of our national news media to speak the truth concerning the extent of the nuclear problem now facing Japan and the world. It’s almost as if it either doesn’t exist, or will never reach the shores of the Americas. Even religious leaders and broadcasters seem to be ignoring the nuclear situation. Most of them are more focused on using the earthquake and tsunami as fundraising tools for their individual programs and worldwide ministries.

Several days after the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, one national religious broadcaster was in the midst of an annual fundraising effort. Although they run a text graphic at the bottom of the screen asking people to pray for the Japanese, they did not mention the twin disasters during their live show and made no mention whatsoever of the nuclear threat posed by the power plants that were damaged. Instead, the preacher in charge asked people to send him ten dollars for a new internet ministry to receive financial blessings. If you didn’t have the ten dollars, he suggested that folks go to their neighbors, borrow the money and send it off to him.

It’s time for people to understand what is really happening in Japan. Within forty-eight hours of the earthquake, a spokesperson for the Union of Concerned Scientists appeared on The Today Show and stated that the area around the Fukishima facility was registering one million times above normal trace radiation levels. As of this writing, that same area is now said to have radiation levels ten thousand times above safe limits. The sea water around the Fukishima reactors has become highly contaminated with levels now over 1000 times normal.

More frightening than the current situation is the possibility that radiation from one or more nuclear reactors in Japan has been leaking into the world’s natural environment for over a year. Several scientists have pointed out that the reactors have not been properly inspected for over ten years. They also say that previous earthquakes and tremors in Japan may have caused damage that was not detected and might explain the enigmatic deaths of fish and birds throughout the world during the last several years.

On March 9, 2011 over one million dead sardines clogged a marina in Redondo Beach, California. The cause of death remains unknown, but many were said to have had high levels of radiation in them. So much so that many could not be used for fertilizer as originally planned. Several fishing vessels within a thousand miles of Japan have reported pulling up nets full of dead fish within weeks of the earthquake. These fish also showed higher then normal levels of radiation when tested.

Tens of thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland during the early months of 2011. Since December of 2010, 100 tons of fish have washed ashore near Paran√°, Paranagu√°, and other coastal towns in Brazil. New Zealand reported that hundreds of dead snapper fish washed onto the beaches of Coromandel on the North Island. Not all of these odd occurrences may be related to some unknown or unreported release of radioactive materials, but I cannot recall a time when so many unexplained events of this type have happened so often throughout the world.

In early January over five thousand blackbirds and starlings fell out of the sky and were already dead when they hit the ground in Arkansas. Five hundred birds fell dead out of the sky in Louisiana less than a month later. In all, the U.S. Geological Survey has reported that at least ninety mass deaths of birds and other wildlife occurred between June and December of 2010. None have been explained to the satisfaction of scientists and most wildlife preservation societies; a few have involved over one thousand birds inexplicably dropping out of the sky dead.

It’s upsetting to watch news and weather professionals basically lie to people about the potential danger to the United States and other nations posed by the Japanese nuclear disaster. They keep saying that any radiation carried to other areas by seawater currents will be completely dispersed, but is that really true? If loads of dead fish are being pulled up in nets by fishing boats within one thousand miles of Japan and reports now indicate that one or more reactors may have been leaking for a over a year or more, can we not assume that at least some of the damage is already done?

As of this writing, on March 27, 2011, Japanese officials report that several pools of radioactive water now exist in containment and/or nuclear reactor buildings that are ten million times above normal. How long can this kind of contamination be contained? That is especially true when you consider the fact that the people trying to solve the problem have admitted that they really do not know how bad the leak is or even if that is the problem in the first place. We must remember that certain types of radiation exposure tend to create damage on humans and animals from the inside out.

Let’s take a look at the situation from a scientific, Biblical and prophetic standpoint:

As early as March 12, 2012, newspapers and broadcasters were making statements like “It’s not good” about the nuclear disaster in Japan. The reactors in question are forty years old and have not been inspected properly for some ten years. The record-setting Earthquake in Japan may have merely added to a problem or leak that already existed. At least five reactors now have problems or are in danger of a core meltdown.

Just in the past few days, sometime around March 24,2011, three workers from one plant were admitted to the hospital after they were exposed to a pool of contaminated water that may have contained radioactivity that was a million times above the normal levels. The workers were shielded by a large tarp to keep from public from seeing what has happened to them. It’s possibly and probably burned by exposure to radiation. It appears that the news media and their carefully chosen expert spokespeople are simply ignoring the reality of radiation science and making things up as they go along, attempting to quell panic among their readers, listeners and viewers.

The worst offenders are the people that claim to speak for the Lord. They stand in their pulpits and remain silent about the threat and the fact that Bible Prophecy is coming true while we watch. God has warned people about ignoring Him and disobeying His Will. For example, the Bible says in Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” There are many people in many nations that believe that God is merely a concept; that his Word is a book of fairy tales; that his prophecy and judgments are merely made up stories designed to frighten people. But, guess again!

During the past year we have witnessed a number of disasters and odd events that have been predicted in the Word of God. These include numerous and powerful earthquakes, devastating floods, pestilences, strange and unidentified objects seen in the skies all over the world, wars, conflicts, rebellions, the shrinking and then enlargement of the moon, famines and much more.

ON THE EARTH: According to the U.S. Geological Society, there have been over 50 earthquakes ranging in magnitude from three all the way to the 9.0-9.4 (depending on which expert you listen to) earthquake in Japan from January of 2010 to March of 2011. Record cold weather has destroyed or delayed crops in many U.S. States. A new type of citrus pest is killing orange trees and citrus cops in the southeast and also threatens the southwest. Hoards of up to a million wild boars are roaming the Southern and a few Midwestern U.S. States. They destroy crops, damage property and are difficult to kill.

IN THE SKIES: Last year scientists told us that the Moon was shrinking; now they say it’s growing larger. A huge object appeared over North and South American and moved slowly across the sky. It was photographed and filmed by thousands of people. Scientists were unable to identify this object which did not appear to be a meteor or easily recognizable astronomical object. It did not break apart and may have crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.

The following Bible verses give us a preview of things to come as God’s Judgment plays out on the Earth:

Matthew 24:3-8: “And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

Luke 21:5-11: And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”

Isaiah 34:4: “And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.”

Ezekiel 22: 25-31: There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken. The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

Zechariah 14:12: “And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.”

It’s important for people to understand that the world will probably not end tomorrow, but the events that are unfolding worldwide are certainly a sign that we are witnessing the beginning of the end. God’s patience is running out and it’s time for people to examine their lives and their relationship with the Creator of our world! Do not be fooled by the happy talk of news media pundits and preachers sold out to the idea that having people support their lavish lifestyles is more important than telling the truth as it’s revealed in God’s Word.

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Donating Property For Charity? Know the Rules and Avoid Unpleasant Consequences!

If you donate a property to a qualified organization, the first question is how to decide the value of the donation. IRS says the fair market value at the time of the donation is usually the basis for deciding the value.

Donating household items:

You cannot claim a deduction for donating clothing or household items unless they are in good condition. Household items may be furniture, furnishings, electronics, appliances, linens. Food, paintings, jewelry and gems and other collectibles cannot be considered as household items.  If you are claiming a deduction for contributing an item of clothing or household item of the value of to $500, you can do so without much paperwork. Just keep the proof of purchase. If you want to claim deduction for a value of more than $500, you need to attach a qualified appraisal with your return. There are no norms for valuation of used clothes. However the fair market value of such used clothes or personal items is normally much less than the price you paid for them.

Donating a vehicle         

You can donate cars, boats or even airplanes to charitable organizations. However, if you are claiming a deduction of more than $500, you should have paperwork for the fair market value of the vehicle on the date of such donation. You must also attach to your return a copy of Form 1098-C which you have to receive from the organization. Remember, you cannot claim the deduction without attaching this form. 

If the charitable organization sells the vehicle to a needy individual at a price well below the market value, you can deduct the fair market value of the vehicle at the time of making such contribution. Let us take an example. If you bought a used car for $10,000 two years ago and now you donate it to a charitable organization, you should refer to the used car guide for finding the fair market value of the car. If the fair market value is $6000, you can claim a deduction of that amount. However if the organization to whom you have donated this car gives a Form 1098-C showing that the car was sold for only $3000, you can claim deduction of only $3000.

If you donate a boat, the valuation should be based on an appraisal by a marine surveyor. For cars, you can use trade publications or car pricing guides commonly called ‘blue books’. They are not official publications but they can provide clues for a proper appraisal.

Donating taxidermy property

If you donate taxidermy property to a qualified organization, your deduction will be the basis in the property or its fair market value whichever is less. The basis for this purpose includes only the cost of preparing, stuffing and mounting the property. The basis does not include transportation or travel costs. It also does not include cost of hunting or killing an animal and the cost of preparing animal for taxidermy.

Usually, you cannot claim a deduction for charitable contribution of less than your entire interest in the property. So if you want to donate a right to use the property, which is obviously less than your entire interest in that property, you cannot claim such donation for a deduction. So if you own a building and wanted to donate rent-free use of one floor of it to a charitable organization, you cannot claim any deduction as you are donating a partial interest.

If you donate a property with its fair market value less than your basis, you can claim deduction only of the fair market value.

Mind the severe penalties

If you overstate the value or adjusted basis of donated property, IRS can levy a penalty of 20 per cent of the amount by which you underpaid your tax. However if you have underpaid your tax by more than $5000 or the value of the property claimed in your return is 200% more than the correct amount, you are subject to 40 per cent penalty.

So ensure that you should not pay penalties for donating!

Lease Your Internet Space and Build a New Business

When we talk about leasing, Wikipedia defines it as follows, “A lease is a contract conferring a right on one person (called a tenant or lessee) to possess property belonging to another person (called a landlord or lessor) to the exclusion of the owner landlord, and all others except with the invitation of the tenant.

It is a rental agreement between landlord and tenant. A lease should be contrasted to a license, which may entitle a person (called a licensee) to use property, but which is subject to termination at the will of the owner of the property (called the licensor). An example of a license is the relationship between a parking lot owner and a person who parks a vehicle in the parking lot.”

Talking in simple words, leasing is give your property on rent, it can be your land, your building, and now a days it can also be your website.

Leasing your website, can be strange enough to catch your eyes..!

The very first question arises, how on earth can you lease your website or your internet space? It’s the very same reason I thought that I write an article for.

Let us discuss, what involves leasing your web space.

First and the foremost thing is having an idea, a real business idea. You need to identify such a niche of business which can give you the desired authority over that space. In simple words, if you want your web space to be worth a lot, then you need to create authority for it. You need to make it worthy. So the first foot forward would be selecting an appropriate business around which you can bank you web space.

Next you should select a domain name. I would suggest that you buy around 50 domains and use the same webpage on them. You can do that easily, I would tell you how to do it.

Next involves designing a simple and lucid webpage about that business. I would suggest that you make a website with a few pages, with all information about the business idea right on the home page. You need not be a professional designer or a developer to make a website. I would suggest you tools to do that. Take no worries!

Next you need to make you website visible at prominent places like search engines and social media. This is a simple step by step task, defines in a lucid manner in my System.

Once you start getting traffic, you are sitting on your rocket, ready to be fired. With time you will get many visitors and the authority or your webpage would increase.

The authority of your webpage would automatically attract prospective business guys of that niche. It would then be very easy for you to lease your net space.

More the authority of your web space more would be the leasing cost. This is how I have made money for myself to ride a Ferrari.