News for May 24, 2005

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Volcano in Western Mexico Erupts (May 24, 2005) - A volcano in western Mexico unleased its most powerful eruption in more than a decade Monday, shooting ash two miles into the sky and sending burning gas and rock fragments down the slopes. No injuries or damages were reported - the nearest settlement is about four miles away. Winds blew the ash cloud toward the west, away from the most heavily populated areas.

Syria Stops Cooperating With U.S. Forces and C.I.A. (May 24, 2005) - The Syrian ambassador blamed the halt to what he called unjust allegations over the insurgency in Iraq.

The science of earthquake creation and avoidance make a big leap forward (May 21, 2005) - Major advancements are taking place all over the world in the science of earthquake creation and avoidance. Major breakthroughs are mind-boggling. We as human beings are not too far from taking control of our tectonic plate movements in the continental and oceanic crusts. The Sun throws Solar Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) which in turn are causing huge Solar Flares. Solar Flares (or “sparks”) are caused by the crashing together of the CMEs, which are of opposite polarity. To give you some idea of how huge these Solar Flares can be, more than a dozen Earths could fit inside of one. When such a “spark (or discharge)” occurs, charged particles are blown away from the Sun in gusty “Solar Winds”. And, they rain down on the Earth’s upper atmosphere and interact with the Earth’s magnetic field. Most of these ionized particles are absorbed and trapped within the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts that encircle the Earth. When the Solar Winds of ionized gases are very strong and gusty, the Van Allen radiation belts are compressed deeper into the Earth’s atmosphere (i.e. they are closer to the Earth’s surface). This in turn greatly influences the frequency and intensity of Earth’s earthquake and volcanic activities. That also causes irregular and unpredictable weathers.

Egyptian Christian held in mental hospital (May 24, 2005) - Doctors in a Cairo mental hospital are holding an Egyptian Christian against his will, telling the man he’ll be a permanent resident there until he recants his faith and returns to Islam, reports a leading monitor of Christian persecution. Reminiscent of the tactics of Communists in the USSR who put dissidents in mental hospitals, the forced stay, according to Voice of the Martyrs, has been in effect since January. At that time, the adoptive parents of Gaser Mohammed Mahmoud, 30, committed him to the El-Khanka Hospital after learning he had converted from Islam to Christianity two years earlier.