Memory of 2010 & 2011
The year 2010 is the year when miracles on the earth and in the sky emerged.
January 4 – The tallest man-made structure to date, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is officially opened.
January 12 – A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. With a confirmed death toll over 230,000 it is one of the deadliest on record.
January 15 – The longest annular solar eclipse of the 3rd millennium occurs.
April 14 – Volcanic ash from one of several eruptions beneath Eyjafjallajökull, an ice cap in Iceland, begins to disrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe.
April 20 – The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. The resulting Horizon oil spill, one of the largest in history, spreads for several months, damaging the waters and the United States coastline, and prompting international debate and doubt about the practice and procedures of offshore drilling.
May 7 – Scientists conducting the Neanderthal genome project announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthal genome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.
May 19 – Protests in Bangkok, Thailand ends with a bloody military crackdown, killing 91 and more than 2,100 injured.
July 25 – Wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
July 29 – Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding (pictured) in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Over 1,600 are killed, and more than one million are displaced by the floods.
October 13 – Thirty-three miners near Copiapó, Chile, trapped 700 metres underground in a mining accident in San José Mine, are brought back to the surface after surviving for a record 69 days.
November 13 – Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi is released from her house arrest.
November 17 – Researchers at CERN trap 38 antihydrogen atoms for a sixth of a second, marking the first time in history that humans have trapped antimatter.
DecemberThe year 2011 is indeed a year when turmoils took place in real all over the world.
December 21 – The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place.
January 9–15 – Southern Sudan holds a referendum on independence. The Sudanese electorate votes in favour of independence, paving the way for the creation of the new state in July.
January 11 – Flooding and mudslides in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro kills 903.
January 14 – Arab Spring: The Tunisian government falls after a month of increasingly violent protests; President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia after 23 years in power.
January 24 – 37 people are killed and more than 180 others wounded in a bombing at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia.
February 11 – Arab Spring: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns after widespread protests calling for his departure, leaving control of Egypt in the hands of the military until a general election can be held.
March 11 – A 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,822 and leaving another 3,926 missing. Tsunami warnings are issued in 50 countries and territories. Emergencies are declared at four nuclear power plants affected by the quake.
May 1 – U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed during an American military operation in Pakistan.
July 21 – Space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135, concluding NASA's space shuttle program.
July 22 – 76 people are killed in twin terrorist attacks in Norway after a bombing in the Regjeringskvartalet (the government center in Oslo) and a shooting at a political youth camp in the island of Utøya.
October 20Newton focused on the year 800 when he calculated the year of the Second Advent, finally obtaining 2060 (= 800 + 1260).
Arab Spring and the Libyan civil war: Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is killed in Sirte, with National Transitional Council forces taking control of the city, and ending the war.
October 27 – After an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union announced an agreement to tackle the European sovereign debt crisis which includes a writedown of 50% of Greek bonds, a recapitalisation of European banks and an increase of the bailout fund of the European Financial Stability Facility totaling to €1 trillion.
Yet, from a global point of view, it is not 800 but 750 that should be the starting year of Newton's calculation. So, the Second Advent of Christ Jesus already started around 2010 (= 1260 + 750).
Although the city (Pella in Palestine where early Christians fled) was still inhabited as late as the tenth Century CE, it was the deadly earthquake of CE 747 that ended its long history as a city of major influence in the region.
720 - The second oldest exisiting imperial chronicle and myth of Japan called Nihon Shoki (Record of Japan) was compiled following an imperial order. This book has become one of major documentary resources for shintoism.
752 - The world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha, called "Daibutsu" in Japanese, was built in Heijyo-kyo (Nara City), following an imperial order.
"(Islamic) Golden Age" (750–1258)
Under the Abbasids, Islamic civilization flourished in the "Islamic Golden Age", with its capital at the cosmopolitan city of Baghdad.
The Battle of Talas (or Battle of Artlakh in 751 AD between the Arab Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Dynasty, resulting in transfer of paper production technology from China to Europe.
The year 2011 has really unfolded big turmoils in the human world. Even the Magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Honsyu Island, northeast Japan, triggered the Fukuhsima Daiichi nuclear accident. It turned to be the greatest man-made disaster. Subsequently, Osama bin Laden was taken on, Mr. Mubarak was ousted, and finally Gadaffi was shot to death. The whole Islamic world is undergoing the greatest commotion in 1000 years. Naturally the EU faces the financial disaster. The US is experiencing what has never bean heard: the Occupy Wall Street movement. And the Chinese bubble has apparently stopped with real-estate prices going down 20%. Russia is going to return to the era of dictatorship. Even Thailand has suffered great flooding, having a big influence on Japanese makers and so on.
Truly, it is time to reflect on human conducts in this material civilization that has entered the phase of globalization of economy.
And, what is expected is of course to return to the God.
Mankind has to admit that this material civilization has failed with so many financial crimes being conducted in America and the EU. Even technology starts to enter perilous waters with nuclear power technology, DNA/gene-related science, and so on. Global climate instability is getting intensified. It is time to leave the faith in material science but return to the faith in God.
Images of the End of the World:
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The following passages from the Gospel give a very strong impression.
It can be interpreted as foretelling the emergence of Islam. As Judaists and Christina got out of an allowable range of faith and conducts, God gave a rise to Islam. Accordingly, the land once Judaists and Christians had occupied was given to Muslims as we see today. In this context, Judaism and Christianity cannot overcome Islam, as God so decided.
Indeed as Christ Jesus was killed in a situation surrounded by Early Christians, Judaists, and Romans, they all must have faced punishment. And, after the punishment, namely the fall of Rome, diaspora of Judaists, and suffering of Christians, Islam finally emerged so that Muslims took over the holy land and the Middle East.
And now 2000 years have passed since the First Coming of Christ. However, the world is full of evil. Mankind cannot escape punishment. But who will God set as the one to take over this world?
Mar 12:2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
Mar 12:3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
Mar 12:4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
Mar 12:5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
Mar 12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
Mar 12:7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be our's.
Mar 12:8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
Mar 12:9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.