I’ll admit it: I’m completely obsessed with what’s going on in Hawaii right now, and it’s beyond strange that it’s not being covered better by the mainstream news. Ok, it’s not really – we all know mainstream news is of the ‘nothing going on here to make teshuva about, go back to sleep’ variety, but still, this is a very dramatic ‘nothing’ to be ignoring.
Last I heard, the lava had covered six of the 11 deep fracking wells that are part of the Puna Geothermal Plant. In case you don’t know what ‘fracking’ is (I also didn’t until about two days’ ago) here’s the explanation from Wiki:
“Hydraulic fracturing (also fracking, fraccing, frac'ing, hydrofracturing or hydrofracking) is a well stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a pressurized liquid.
So to put this in other words, the Geothermal Plant has drilled 11 of these ‘fracking’ wells deep into the subterranean rock beneath Hawaii’s Big Island to access the gas there that they converted into 25% of Hawaii’s electricity.
(Read THIS for more helpful background on the pros and cons of fracking, and what we’re actually talking about here. Germany and France have banned fracking, the UK is sitting on the fence and America has some 30,000+ fracking operations currently open for business.)
No-one has any idea what would happen if lava, with an average temperature of 2000 degrees, would somehow ‘fall’ down these very deep wells. There are not unreasonable fears that it could cause an absolutely massive explosion if it interacts with the groundwater pumped in at very deep levels to expedite the fracking (which is short for ‘hydraulic fracturing’) – but nobody really knows!
Because no-one has ever been dumb enough to drill a fracking plant right next to an active volcano before.
This comes from the Wiki entry on volcanic gases:
“In explosive volcanic eruptions, the sudden release of gases from magma may cause rapid movements of the molten rock. When the magma encounters water, seawater, lake water or groundwater, it can be rapidly fragmented. The rapid expansion of gases is the driving mechanism of most explosive volcanic eruptions.”
So, who was dumb enough to drill a fracking plant next to Kilauea? Step forward: Ormat Technologies, Inc. If you go to the Ormat website, it seems like this is some sort of ‘grass-roots’ alternative energy firm that grew spontaneously out of the Nevada desert where it’s HQ is now located.
But if you do a little more scratching around, you’ll find this (from Ha’aretz in 2004):
“Ormat Technologies, which completed its initial public offering on Wall Street last week at a company value of over half a billion dollars, is not your typical Israeli offering in New York. In fact, Ormat is almost the exact opposite of the accepted profile for Israeli companies issuing overseas: It is not a high-tech firm; it is not new; and its owners are not young entrepreneurs.”
And Reuters, to name at least one media outlet covering Hawaii, is already telling its readers that Ormat Technologies is “Israeli controlled”.
If the Big Island of Hawaii doesn’t blow sky-high or split into pieces, then this probably won’t matter. But if things continue to melt down in Hawaii? If complications develop when molten hot lava drops down a few deep-drilled fracking wells? Well, it’s upsetting, to say the least, that the people who thought it’s a good idea to drill a fracking well next to an active volcano are obviously Jewish Israelis.
Fracking is a very controversial technique, because like all this cutting-edge technology that is so invasive, they don’t really know the full picture of what could happen as a result of doing it, or how they might be destabilising things, geologically.
Dutchsinse has been forecasting earthquakes pretty accurately on Youtube for years, and has a model that often makes much more sense than the ‘official’ stuff you get told about seismology and volcanoes. One of his interesting – and completely intuitive – observations is that seismic activity is drawn to weak points in the crust, like deep sea oil rigs and fracking operations.
There are thousands of these things all over the world now, and it’s a very interesting question as to whether these operations are actually causing earthquakes, as their opponents suggest, or just acting as the focal point for existing seismic energy that kind of surfaces in those areas that are weak points in the earth’s crust.
This short (4 min) video from Dutchsinse covers a huge landslide that happened next to a fracking plant in Colorado 4 years ago, that was completely unreported by the mainstream media as being at all connected to the fracking operation going on. He explains neatly what fracking is, and how it can cause some serious issues.
Big earthquakes and volcanic explosions are usually preceded by lots of little earthquakes, or ‘swarms’. Before Kilauea started oozing lava all over Leilani estates, 24 miles away to the East, there were a bunch of ‘swarms’ there for many weeks.
Swarms happen all the time, but it’s the intensity and the duration, and whether they start building up in magnitude over time, that suggest that something might be starting to kick off, underground.
A few weeks’ back, some unusual swarms were detected by the volcano in the Canary Islands, and also by Mayotte, a volcano that has officially been ‘dormant’ for around 5,000 years. Two days ago, Mayotte had a bunch more swarms, now up in intensity ranging between 4-5 on the richter scale. As soon as you get into the sixes, things start to move, magma-wise.
Hawaii was hit by a 6.9 earthquake just before Kilauea started actively spewing stuff out.
Again, mainstream science has taken its eye of places like Mayotte, because if it hasn’t exploded for 5,000 years, then that was probably the last spluttering of an ‘ancient’ volcano that did most of its dirty work billions of years ago.
Do you think they’re right?
Or, do you think that the Torah’s account of the creation of the world is true, and that that volcano – and all the others in the world - was smoking and active at least once in the last 6,000 years?
Over on Ravberland.com, they’ve had some very interesting articles going up the last few months, where the Rav has been making some high-level allusions to comets ‘burning up’ the enemies of the Tzaddikim; mountains moving around and melting together, and most recently, in a post called Now, we’ve reached Har Sinai, he talked about ‘pele’.
This is what he said:
“The whole spiritual work is to reach to Alef – to Peleh (the same letters – אלף = פלא), to ‘Peleh’ – to ‘wonders of wonders’, we came to this world in order to reach to ‘Peleh’ – to ‘wonders of wonders’….
“Because the Jewish Nation sees all the miracles every second, every second Klal Yisra’el sees all the nissim (miracles) and nifla’ot (wonders).
“A person came to this world only in order to see the nissim. Because when Hashem created the world he planned all the nissim that would be until the end of all the generations.”
I got a shiver down my spine when I read that, because while it’s very hard to grasp the deeper points of what the Rav is really saying, especially in translation, ‘Pele’ is what the Hawaiins call their volcanoes.
Here’s the Wiki entry on the subject:
“According to legend, Pele lives in the Halemaʻumaʻu crater Kīlauea
What are the chances that the Rav is ‘randomly’ mentioning ‘Pele’ in the same breath as discussing mountains fusing together, us getting to Har Sinai, and the end of the process where the suffering of the Tzaddik (he’s been talking about Rabbi Akiva’s being combed by iron combs for years, throughout his years of exile) transforms into this ‘Aleph – Pele’ thing?
I’ll leave you to mull all that over.
But if I was a betting woman, I wouldn’t bet a cent on the idea that the world is 13.8 billion years old, that the continents ‘drifted’ into their current formation hundreds of millions of years’ ago, or that ‘tectonic rubbing’ caused our mountain chains, when clearly that process simply wouldn’t contain anywhere near the energy required to make rock rise up to thousands of feet high.
The crust was rippled like a pond, like someone drawing their hand over a tablecloth, bunching it up in all sorts of weird ways. The amount of power and energy required to do that can only come from outside the earth’s own sphere – which is why ‘science’ discounts that such a thing could have happened.
But when you believe in God, and you know God uses comets to do things on earth, and that God turned the earth’s crust over 974 times before our world even began, there is no difficulty in seeing what’s really happening in our world right now with clearer eyes.
We are entering a time of Pele, wonder of wonders, and open miracles.
I hope we’re all ready.