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Groundhog Day 2018: The Ethiopian Mountain Groundhog Predicts Memo Will Bring Obama, Clinton and Others to Jail

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 2, 2018

The 130-year-old custom dictates that if the groundhog emerges from his hole and sees his own shadow, he will retreat back to its den to signify winter will last a further six week.“

What is a Groundhog? Where do they live? What do they eat? Fun facts

The day when a rodent named Punxsutawney Phil makes a weather prediction about the next six weeks – has arrived. But what actually is a groundhog, where do they live and what do they eat?

Along with the infamous Phil from Pennsylvania, there is also General Lee, Buckeye Chuck and another whole host of groundhogs who help predict whether winter arrives early.

The 130-year-old custom dictates that if the groundhog emerges from his hole and sees his own shadow, he will retreat back to its den to signify winter will last a further six weeks.

But if there are cloudy skies when the groundhog – a rodent from the marmota squirrel family – comes above ground – that means the spring season will arrive early.

This year, Phil decided the US will face another six weeks of winter as he turned to see his shadow in Punxsutawney today.

But What Is A Groundhog?

A groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.

The groundhog was first scientifically described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.

Measuring about 65cm (26 inches), groundhogs are natural diggers, with short and powerful limbs and short, thick claws.

The animal is covered in two coats of fur, with a grey undercoat underneath and a longer, thicker coat with a burnt orange or reddish hue which gives it a frosted appearance.

The groundhog prefers open country and the edges of woodland, and is rarely far from a burrow entrance.

In the wild, groundhogs can live up to six years with two or three being average.

Where Do Groundhogs Live?

The groundhog is rarely found far from its burrow entrance and far prefers open country and the edges of woodland.

The groundhog can be a pest for farmers – as their keen burrowing skills make them serious nuisance animals around farms and gardens.

The clearing of forests provided the creature with a much more suitable habitat, and so the groundhog population is probably higher now than it was before the arrival of European settlers in North America.

However, groundhogs are often hunted for sport, which tends to control their numbers.

What Do They Eat?

Groundhogs are mostly herbivorous and primarily eat wild grasses and other vegetation, such as berries and agricultural crops.

Clover, alfalfa, dandelion, and coltsfoot are some of a groundhog’s favourite foods.

The first Groundhog Day was celebrated officially at Gobler’s Knob

The also eat grubs, grasshoppers, insects, snails and other small animals but are much less into eating other animals unlike many other Sciuridae.

More like squirrels in this respect, they also have been observed sitting up eating nuts such as shagbark hickory – although they don’t store their snacks for future use.

The first Groundhog Day was celebrated officially at Gobler’s Knob, Punxsutawney on February 2, 1887.

Local newspaper editor Clymer Freas came up with the idea after saying that Phil was America’s official groundhog meteorologist.

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JUNE 21, 2017 | The Transcontinental Total Solar Eclipse LIVE

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 21, 2017

President Trump to blame„ according to CNN. LOL!

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Christian Preacher Blames Sodomites, Obama and Romney for Frankenstorm

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 29, 2012

My note: Today, Ethiopians are marking their national flag day — and somebody has chosen to paint the tropical storm, above, in the Ethiopian flag-tricolor. Well, NASA seems to have discovered the birthplace of most of these Storms and Hurricanes. For now, dear Americans, please stop performing satanic rituals like “Halloween” — and repent!

God is systematically destroying America. Just look at what has happened this year

There was an incredible heatwave and drought that destroyed massive amounts of the crops.

This drought has not let up and now covers about 65 percent of the country. The drought triggered record forest fires in the West.

The East was not affected by the drought, but now the most powerful hurricane on record is heading directly towards Philadelphia and New York City. It could do catastrophhic damage to the entire Northeast!

If you add the area of the drought and now the hurricane together, it would be about 80 percent of the country! As I said, the Holy God of Israel is systematically destroying America right before our eyes.

Just last August, Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans seven years later, on the exact day of Hurricane Katrina. Both hit during the week of the homosexual event called Southern Decadence in New Orleans!

Hurricane Sandy is hitting 21 years to the day of the Perfect Storm of October 20, 1991. I write about this in my book as America Has Done to Israel. This was the day that President George Bush Sr. initiated the Madrid Peace Process to divide the land of Israel, including Jerusalem. America has been under God’s judgment since this event.

Both of these hurricanes were caused by freakish weather patterns that came together to create Twenty-one years breaks down to 7 x 3, which is a significant number with God. Three is perfection as the Godhead is three in one while seven is perfection.

It appears that God gave America 21 years to repent of interfering with His prophetic plan for Israel; however, it has gotten worse under all the presidents and especially Obama. Obama is 100 percent behind the Muslim Brotherhood which has vowed to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem. Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!

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Managing Anxiety as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

One of the problems with the buildup to weather-related dangers like Hurricane Sandy is that even while we are being told what to do to prepare for the situation, our anxiety is being increased by the reports of the terrible damage it is going to do.

Sometimes our brain, in its frozen state, leads us to a sense of helplessness, hopelessness and/or apathy. “I can’t do anything about it, it’s too big for me, might as well just accept it,” are all reactions to that frozen brain.

As we prepare for the frightening day and night to come, it is worthwhile to take a moment to stop and think about what we might be reacting to. When a newscaster says, “Stay tuned as conditions continue to deteriorate and this potentially life-threatening storm moves closer to landfall,” it is normal to feel a heightening of anxiety and a growing sense of fear. But if we ask ourselves several questions, we are likely to both lower our anxiety and increase our preparedness.

  1. Are you or anyone you love in physical danger?

  2. What can you do to get yourself and loved ones out of danger?

  3. What else do you need to do to protect yourself and your loved ones?

  4. What do you need to do to prepare for the potential damage in both the short and the longterm?

After you have asked yourself these questions and have responded to them – taking action to get out of a danger zone, to protect your home as best as you can, to follow all of the guidelines for preparing for the situation, then ask yourself if this is an old or familiar set of feelings. Are you feeling like you did at some times when you were a helpless child? And are you really as helpless now as you were in whatever that old situation was? What else do you need to do to make sure that you and your family will not be helpless and in danger?

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