We are about to witness an extremely unusual convergence of events that many believe could represent a major turning point for our nation. By now you have probably heard that on Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will move across the entire continental United States for the first time in decades. In fact, we have not seen a total solar eclipse cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. And it will be the very first total solar eclipse that is only visible in this country since the United States first became a nation. Starting with that event, there is going to be a whole lot going on until we reach the end of September. The following are 12 critical events that are going to happen over a 40-day period from Aug. 21 to Sept. 30.
Aug. 21 – The "great American eclipse" will sweep across portions of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Seven years later, another very unusual total solar eclipse will move across our nation, and when you plot the paths of both eclipses on a map, they form a giant "X" right over the center of the United States.
Aug. 23 – A FEMA exercise known as "EarthEX2017" will simulate "catastrophes such as mega earthquakes, cyber terrorism or high altitude electromagnetic pulse attacks":
An exercise sponsored by FEMA and the U.S. Department of Energy set to take place on Aug. 23 called EarthEX2017 will include wargame responses to catastrophes such as mega earthquakes, cyber terrorism or high altitude electromagnetic pulse attacks.
The exercise will simulate a "subcontinent-scale, long duration power outage, with cascading failures of all other infrastructures," according to the official Earth Ex website.
"Black sky events" are defined as, "Catastrophic occurrences caused by man or nature that bring society to its knees."
Sept. 1 – This marks the start of FEMA's annual "National Preparedness Month."
Sept. 1 – The U.S. State Department's ban on U.S. citizens traveling into North Korea goes into effect. Many are concerned that this is yet another sign that we are moving toward war with North Korea.
Sept. 11 – This will be the 16th anniversary of 9/11.
Sept. 20 – Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset.
Sept. 21 – The U.N. International Day Of Peace
Sept. 23 – This is the date of what has become known as "the Revelation 12 sign". If you are not familiar with this alignment yet, the following is a very brief summary:
On Sept. 23, a unique astronomical alignment of the sun, moon, constellation Virgo, constellation Leo and planets Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus is going to fulfill this passage from the book of Revelation:
"And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth" (Rev. 12:1-2).
Sept. 24 – Very important national elections will be held in Germany.
Sept. 29 – Yom Kippur begins at sunset, and it concludes on Sept. 30. Of course Sept. 30 will be the end of a 40-day period that began back on the day of the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21
Sept. 29 – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that the debt ceiling will be breached on this day if Congress does not raise it by then.
Sept. 30 – If Congress does not pass a budget by the end of this day, there will be a government shutdown just like we witnessed in 2013.
On top of everything else, the month of September is when the Federal Reserve is scheduled to begin unwinding their $4.5 trillion balance sheet:
The other big market force that could ruffle markets is clearly the Fed, which is expected to begin the untested task of unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in September.
In addition, it is very interesting to note that a large asteroid will come within 4,200 miles of our planet on Oct. 12:
The asteroid has not been seen since its 2012 discovery, when it sped past Earth at about one-fourth the distance from Earth to the moon. It's been too distant and too faint to be detected over the last five years. As it starts to approach Earth this summer, large telescopes will be used to detect it and re-establish the asteroid's precise trajectory.
The asteroid, known as 2012 TC4, could come as close as 4,200 miles to Earth, NASA said. That's actually fairly close, when you consider that the moon is about 239,000 miles away.
So what does all of this mean?
I don't know, but I am sure that I will receive even more criticism for putting this list together. Those of us that monitor global events and warn about where things are headed are often highly criticized. But in this day and age, we desperately need independent thinkers that are willing to challenge the system. Way too often people just go with the herd and will believe whatever the mainstream media tells them to think.
Never let someone else do your thinking for you. Investigate things for yourself and come to your own conclusions. Learning to think critically is one of the most important skills that you can have, and you will find that it is one of the most common traits among those that are truly "awake" to what is going on in the world.
The truth is out there, and if you diligently seek it, you will eventually find it.
Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho's First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled "Living A Life That Really Matters" is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.
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