Search For A Topic Here At : E.T.R.M.

Post Archives


Aug. 8, 2017- Americans now have the highest credit-card debt in U.S. history


 1coverThe Last Chronicles of Planet Earth July 20th Edition written by Frank DiMora

How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device

~Scroll down for all the news; be sure to CLICK on the photos next to the prophecy sign for all Bible verses & videos ~


Headline: Democratic Socialists of America Endorse BDS, Call for Israel’s Destruction

America’s largest socialist organization overwhelmingly voted to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement at its biannual convention in Chicago on Saturday. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) conveniently held its convention on the Jewish Sabbath, when no observant Jews would be able to appear or protest. BDS aims at crippling Israel’s economy as political protest against the “oppressive” state. It has been very successful in destroying employment opportunitiesfor thousands of Palestinians who worked for Israeli companies that BDS targeted. After the vote, which passed by 90 percent, was met with wild applause, the crowd of DSA attendees began to chant a popular genocidal slogan of the pro-Palestinian movement, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
Aug 8, 2017


Headline: Hamas said to meet with Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Tehran

Senior members of the Hamas terror group met on Monday in Iran with representatives of the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard, according to Arabic media reports. A high-level Hamas delegation arrived in Tehran on Friday in order to attend the inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and to “turn a new page in bilateral relations” between the two sides, according to a statement by Hamas. This is the first Hamas visit to Iran since the group elected new leadership earlier in 2017. The rapprochement between Hamas and Iran is reportedly being facilitated by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, which is supported by Tehran.During their meeting on Monday, Zarif told the Hamas delegation, according to a readout of the meeting from Hamas, that Iran was “ready to put aside all disagreements for the sake of supporting Palestine and the Palestinian people as well as the unity of the Muslim world.” Meanwhile, Resheq, who headed the Hamas delegation, framed the renewing of ties between Iran and Hamas as a priority for the Islamic world in its efforts to defeat Israel. “Hamas believes that the Muslim world should be united and should put disputes aside and join forces against the joint enemy, which is Israel,” he said.
Aug 8, 2017



Headline: King Abdullah’s Ramallah visit sends a message to multiple audiences

By making a quick but rare trip to Ramallah on Monday, Jordan’s King Abdullah II sent a message to several different audiences at the same time, former ambassador to Egypt Yitzhak Levanon said. Prior to serving as ambassador to Egypt from 2009-2011, Levanon dealt for years with Arab-world issues in various capacities inside the Foreign Ministry. Those varied audiences, he said, included Israel, the king’s domestic constituency in Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Levanon pointed out that Abdullah is not a frequent visitor to Israel or the PA. This was the king’s first visit to Ramallah since 2012 and only his sixth in 17 years. He has visited Israel just twice during that same period; the first time in April 2000 and the second was a secret visit to then-prime minister Ariel Sharon’s farm in 2004. Since Abdullah’s visits to the area are quite rare, that he went to Ramallah and not to Israel was a demonstrative act showing Jerusalem that, following the Temple Mount crisis and the incident at the Israeli Embassy in Jordan, it is “not the right time to come to Israel,” Levanon said. He likened the snub of Israel to someone who gets two dinner invitations but accepts only one, leaving the other party intentionally insulted. “It is not as if he comes here every other day so that if he doesn’t come once when he is in the neighborhood it’s no big deal,” Levanon said. “It is a big deal. He is saying: ‘I am going to Abu Mazen [PA President Mahmoud Abbas] and that is all.’” The visit, Levanon said, is obviously connected to last month’s tension on the Temple Mount.
Aug 8, 2017


Headline: Military Terrorism Complex

Headline: Lebanon’s army prepares to clear border area of Daesh militants

Not long ago in this space, I talked about one of the most underreported facts of the Middle East. That the Lebanese terror group known as Hezbollah has a larger stockpile of missiles than all NATO countries (except the U.S.) combined.  The terror group is reported to have approximately 150,000 missiles in the field, ready to go. Hezbollah is the most powerful non-state military actor in the world.  They have 20,000 active duty troops and another 25,000 reservists.  They are known to have a vast number of deep and sophisticated tunnel and bunker complexes across southern Lebanon, and entering Israel under its northern border. Where does a terrorist group get the weapons and money to build such an immense military machine? It primarily comes from their fellow Shiite Muslims in Iran. In June, we learned that Hezbollah’s military capabilities have taken a dramatic turn.  ISIS differentiated itself from other terror groups by taking territory from existing nations, and attempting to build caliphate on it.  But Hezbollah has done them one better.  They are building their own industrial infrastructure capable of producing precision weapons, primarily missiles.
Aug 8, 2017

Saudi Arabia

Headline: Al-Qaeda ousted from oil-rich Yemen province: army

Headline:Two soldiers, six al Qaeda militants die in Yemen attack

Headline: Houthi missile launched towards Saudi Arabia lands in Red Sea

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch has retreated from an oil-rich southern province in the face of an assault by a US-backed elite government force, a senior military official said Monday. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), seen by the US as the global network’s most dangerous franchise, has exploited Yemen’s war to expand its presence in the country’s south. But the elite force, trained by the UAE, on Thursday launched a “major operation” against the terrorists in Shabwa province. The group staged a “tactical retreat” from the province with no major clashes, the military official said, requesting anonymity, as he was not authorized to talk to the press. The terrorists appear to have moved even further south into the neighboring Abyan province.
Aug 8, 2017,7340,L-5000327,00.html


Headline: After military shake-up, Erdogan says Turkey to tackle Kurds in Syria

Days after a reshuffle of Turkey’s top military commanders, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has revived warnings of military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria that could set back the US-led battle against the Daesh terror group. Kurdish militia are spearheading an assault against the hardline militants in their Syrian stronghold Raqqa, from where Daesh has planned attacks around the world for the past three years. But US backing for the Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria has infuriated Turkey, which views their growing battlefield strength as a security threat due to a decades-old insurgency by the Kurdish PKK within in its borders.
Aug 7, 2017

Headline: ISIS fighters reportedly withdraw from last Homs town

Different sources report that Al Sukhna, the last ISiS-held town in the eastern Syrian Homs region, has fallen, clearing the way for Syrian troops and allied militias to advance on Deir ez-Zour, where the Islamist State maintains key strongholds. At the same time, the Russian-US-backed ceasefire zone called in Homs last Thursday was repeatedly broken since then by the Syrian government and rebel forces.
Aug 8, 2017


Headline: Iraq Shia militia ‘lose dozens in attack’

Headline:US denies bombing Iraqi Shi’ite militia near Syrian border

Dozens of Shia militiamen have been killed in an attack in Iraq close to the border with Syria, reports say. There are conflicting accounts as to what happened. The group said US aircraft were to blame, though the US-led coalition denied this. So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it killed scores of Iraqi troops in an ambush in the area. Iranian-backed militia and the US-led coalition are fighting separate campaigns against IS in Iraq. More than 30 fighters were killed and 85 wounded in the incident on Monday, reports say. The Sayyed al-Shuhada militia, part of the government-allied Popular Mobilisation units (PMU), accused the US of deliberately attacking it. According to the militia, the US forces said in a statement that so-called smart bombs had been used to target IS positions in the area.
Aug 8, 2017,7340,L-5000326,00.html



Headline: Turkey and Qatar conclude two-day naval exercises in Doha

Headline: Turkey’s Military to Move Into Somalia After Backing Qatar in Gulf Crisis

Turkey and Qatar have concluded two-day-long naval exercises in the Gulf devoted to combating “terrorism,” piracy, and inspection of suspicious vessels amid a two-month blockade by neighboring countries. “Qatar’s Royal Air Force and Special Naval Force and the General Directorate of Coast and Border Security participated in the exercise,” Lieutenant-Colonel Nawaf bin Mubarak al-Thani stated. The joint Turkey-Qatar rapid response exercises were conducted in Qatari territorial waters and were aimed at combatting “terrorism,” as reported by Turkish Hurriyet Daily News. Sunday and Monday’s exercises utilized several Qatari missile boats in addition to an Turkish naval frigate. An earlier Turkey-Qatar military exercise was completed on June 19 at Qatar’s Tariq bin Ziyad military base, just weeks after the blockade, in order to train the country’s gendarmerie forces.
Aug 8, 2017


Headline: Iranian drone forces US jet to take evasive action

An Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a US Navy F/A-18 attempting to land on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, according to two US defense officials with knowledge of the incident. The officials said the drone forced the US aircraft to take evasive action. The “QOM-1” drone came within 100 feet below the aircraft and 200 feet to the side of the aircraft. The F/A-18 was in a landing pattern several thousand feet off the deck of the ship waiting to land. The F/A-18 maneuvered repeatedly to avoid the drone officials said and it did not appear to be armed. The officials said the drone encounter was considered “unsafe and unprofessional.” The US used an emergency radio frequency in the immediate area to warn those operating the drone to back away. It did eventually move off. US Naval Forces Central Command issued a statement later Tuesday confirming the incident.
Aug 8, 2017


Headline: U.S. Is Sending More Marines to Afghanistan

The U.S. is sending dozens more Marines to Afghanistan, according to three U.S. defense officials. Task Force Southwest, based in Helmand Province in southwestern Afghanistan, requested the additional Marines to help with internal force protection, the officials said. U.S. Central Command approved the request but the Marines have not yet moved into the country. There are currently more than 300 Marines assigned to Task Force Southwest, and the total additional force is less than 100 marines, the officials said. The Marines will deploy from the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command, already based in the region. The officials would not say where the marines would deploy from specifically, with one saying, “we are redirecting them from where they’re at now to help with the mission.”
Aug 7, 2017


Headline: Venezuela using excessive force, arrests to crush protests: U.N.

Venezuelan security forces have systematically wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 people since April, including 1,000 still in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday. It called on the government of President Nicolas Maduro to rein in security forces and investigate alleged abuses and release people from arbitrary detention. On Friday, Venezuela inaugurated a new legislative superbody that is expected to rewrite the constitution and give vast powers to Maduro’s ruling Socialist Party, defying protests and worldwide condemnation that it undermines democratic freedoms. “We are concerned that the situation in Venezuela is escalating and these patterns of human rights violations are showing no signs of abating,” U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing in Geneva.
Aug 8, 2017

Headline: Amid protests, Zuma up against secret no-confidence vote in South Africa

Rocks and burning tires closed major intersections in South Africa’s capital on Tuesday prior to a secret no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma by parliament. Protesters, both for and against the embattled president, caused traffic jams across Johannesburg, authorities said. Although Zuma’s African National Congress dominates the legislature, holding about 250 of the 400 seats, at least 50 lawmakers have announced their intent to defect. Zuma has survived at least five parliamentary votes to remove him from office since he assumed the presidency in 2009, but Tuesday’s vote is the first secret ballot vote.A passage of the motion will force Zuma and his cabinet to resign, in which case ANC national chairperson and Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete would assume the presidency for 30 days.
Aug 8, 2017

Headline: U.S. May Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Philippines

The Pentagon is considering a plan that allows the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes on ISIS in the Philippines, two defense officials told NBC News. The authority to strike ISIS targets as part of collective self-defense could be granted as part of an official military operation that may be named as early as Tuesday, said the officials. The strikes would likely be conducted by armed drones. If approved, the U.S. military would be able to conduct strikes against ISIS targets in the Philippines that could be a threat to allies in the region, which would include the Philippine forces battling ISIS on the ground in the country’s southern islands. The U.S. military has been sharing intelligence with the Philippines for years, according to Pentagon spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis, who called it a “steady state.” In Manila on Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. was providing the Philippines government with “intelligence capabilities” in the fight against ISIS, including “some recent transfers of a couple of Cessnas and a couple of UAVs (drones) to allow to them to have better information with which to conduct the fight down there.” “We’re providing them some training and some guidance in terms of how to deal with an enemy that fights in ways that are not like most people have ever had to deal with.
Aug 7, 2017


Headline: North Korea vows ‘thousands-fold’ revenge in response to United Nations sanctions

Headline: China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike

North Korea vowed Monday to strike the U.S. with “thousands-fold” revenge after the United Nations imposed new sanctions in response to a recent intercontinental ballistic missile launch from the rogue regime. The dictatorship’s official KCNA news agency described the recent sanctions as “crimes” that were a “violent violation of our sovereignty” and a “heinous plot to isolate and stifle” the communist country. North Korea, which consistently threatens to send “gift packages” to the U.S., vowed to take “righteous actions” that would make America pay “thousands of times.” The fiery response from the nation came in the face of the sanctions and as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanded the rogue nation halt its missile tests so the U.S. and North Korea could start negotiations. Tillerson made the comments at a regional security meeting in Manilla, Philippines, and offered his most specific outline to date of what preconditions the U.S. has for talks with Pyongyang. He said stopping the launches would be the “first and strongest signal.”
Aug 7, 2017


Headline: Americans now have the highest credit-card debt in U.S. history

American consumers just hit a scary milestone. They now collectively have the most outstanding revolving debt — often summarized as credit card debt — in U.S. history, according to a report Monday released by the Federal Reserve. Americans had $1.021 trillion in outstanding revolving credit in June 2017. This beats the previous record in April 2008, when consumers had a collective $1.02 trillion in outstanding credit revolving credit. “This record should serve as a wake-up call to Americans to focus on their credit card debt,” said Matt Schulz, a senior industry analyst at, a credit card website. “Even if you feel your debt is manageable right now, know that you could be one unexpected emergency away from real trouble.” Revolving credit had been growing at an annual growth rate of 4.9%. One reason: More consumers are getting access to credit cards backed by major banks and issuers in recent months. More than 171 million consumers had access to those cards in the first quarter of 2017, the highest number that has had access since 2005, when about $162.5 million people had access. For the first time since the Great Recession, lenders have given more consumers with sub-prime, or below average, credit scores, access to credit cards, but they are giving them lower spending limits, according to the credit reporting agency TransUnion TRU, +0.17%  . The New York Federal Reserve released a new report Wednesday that showed U.S. collective household debt balances totaled $12.73 trillion in March 2017, surpassing the 2008 peak of $12.68 trillion.
Aug 8, 2017


Headline: Preschoolers Can Now Go To Transgender ‘Rainbow Day Camp’

A transgender day camp for kids ages four through twelve in California is boasting triple enrollment since its founding three years ago, reported the Associated Press. The pre-schoolers and elementary school kids who attend the “Rainbow Day Camp” start each morning by choosing which pronoun they want to use for the day, according to the AP. Campers can choose, “he”, “she”, a combo of “he/she”, “they”, or opt to write undecided or nothing at all. The San Francisco Bay Area camp has made it its mission to cater to “gender fluid” and transgender children. Founded in 2014, the camp is currently the only one to offer a transgender program of sorts to such young children. The camp has about 60 attendees, up from 20 in its first summer. “A decade ago, this camp wouldn’t have existed. Eventually, I do believe, it won’t be so innovative,” the camp’s founder Sandra Collins told the AP. “I didn’t know you could be transgender at a very young age. But my daughter knew for sure at 2,” she said, crediting her daughter as inspiration for starting the camp. Collins has also founded “Camp Kickin’ It” for transgender kids ages 13-17. Kids have traveled from all over the U.S. and even as far as Africa to attend the camp. Rainbow Day Camp hopes to open another space in Colorado in summer 2018.
Aug 7, 2017


Headline: 11 Christians Massacred in Nigerian Church

At least 11 people are dead after gunmen attacked a church in southeastern Nigeria on Sunday morning. “Somebody came inside the church and started shooting,” said Jude Onwuaso, a priest at St. Philip Catholic Church. Eighteen others were critically wounded when the attackers reportedly walked into the church during service and started firing their weapons.”After the first round, there was second round and I guess it was during the second round that people were shot dead,” Onwuaso told BBC News. “When I came back I discovered that some of my parishioners were dead, about five or six I saw shot dead bleeding.” No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. In the meantime, authorities don’t believe there was any involvement by the militant Islamic group Boko Haram, which has a long history of carrying out deadly attacks across Nigeria, burning hundreds of churches over the past decade.
Aug 7, 2017


Headline: 5 dead, dozens injured as earthquake strikes Sichuan, China – reports (PHOTO,VIDEOS)

Five people are reportedly dead at a tourist resort in China’s southwest province of Sichuan following an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the richter scale. Chinese authorities say the earthquake measured magnitude 7.The earthquake hit a mountainous area some 200km (120 miles) northwest of the city of Guangyuan, and was measured at a depth of 10km (6 miles), according to the USGS. Five people died and more than 30 people are injured, according to Reuters, which cites Sichuan television. China has activated the top level of its four-tier emergency response system, according to a statement released to Xinhua. Search and rescue responders have been deployed to the area as well as other emergency responders.
Aug 8, 2017

Headline: Mexico bracing for Hurricane Franklin after storm hits land

Tropical Storm Franklin hit the east coast of Mexico late Monday, packing winds of about 60 mph — but another part of the Yucatan Peninsula is getting ready for what might be Hurricane Franklin by Thursday. Heavy rain hit Belize and Yucatan as the storm made landfall late Monday. Between 3 and 6 inches of rain is expected, with some areas anticipating up to 12 inches. A hurricane watch was put into effect from Puerto de Veracruz to Rio Panuco. Flash flooding is a concern from Chetumal to Sabancuy, and the Belize coast from Belize City northward to the border with Mexico. Rip currents and coastal flooding are also expected. The storm is moving at about 14 mph, and was about 85 miles east of Chetumal, the National Hurricane Center said in its 7 a.m. advisory on Tuesday. Winds of tropical storm force extend outward about 140 miles from the center of the storm.
Aug 8, 2017

note All earthquakes are instantly posted to the ETRM Facebook page- you do not need to sign up; click the photo below to see the earthquake album


~click the photo to see ALL the maps of the large earthquakes for the current year~

What’s shaking? an_eq

List & map of USGS Earthquakes ~Click the shaking house~


Categories : Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Todays Clicks