Gail (15 Feb 2013)
"Is the World on fire?  The U.S. Senate thinks so"


North Korea said it successfully detonated a miniaturized nuclear device at a northeastern test site February 12th, 2013. South Korean, U.S. and Japanese seismic monitoring agencies said they detected an earthquake in North Korea with a magnitude between 4.9 and 5.2. 
 
February 14th, 2013
"In less than two hours, our country will be without a secretary of defense," Senate Majority Leader Reid said on the Senate floor just after the Senate convened. Leon Panetta, the current defense chief, can officially step down at noon on Thursday. 

"Not a single nominee for Secretary of Defense has ever been filibustered in the history of our country," Reid said.

The U.S. Senate will vote tomorrow 02/15/13 on efforts that block action on Chuck Hagel’s nomination. 

I've posted this before: The great comet of 1811 that preceded the New Madrid earthquake isn't well known. There is research that points to the possibility that some Near Earth Object (NEO), such as the Great Comet of 1811, was an outside-the-box crustal stressor.

February 15th 2013, will near-Earth asteroid

DA14 have a similar crustal stressor effect? The rock will pass within 17,000 miles of Earth on Feb. 15, closer than the moon and many orbiting satellites. NASA scientists say this is the first time in recorded history that an asteroid this large will fly this close to Earth.  It is half the size of a U.S. football field.

“This asteroid is a reminder that we live in a shooting gallery,” former Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart said

Small Russian banks help Iran's oil exports

February 12th, 2013

Small Russian banks are participating in schemes to finance Iranian oil exports, which are the target of U.S./European sanctions against Tehran, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has confirmed. 

No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 6.9 magnitude Russian earthquake  02/14/13

 

Mere Coincidences or Specific Timing?

Mid-Point - March 21st, 2013
God Bless,
gail