Johanna Brandt's Vision of "XL" in the skyFEAR MONGERING VERSUS WATCHING AND/OR WARNING
Before I start, I have been studying various aspects relating to the so-called "end" times and have come to read & study many prophecies with interest. This leads to something else. I don't like "fear mongering" but sometimes talk of these scary things is necessary or required. Jonah didn't want to talk and took off on a boat. I'm no Jonah. For my part it is more about watching and warning. Generally, if I see a pothole in the road - I feel duty bound to warn the next driver. I don't really stop to think that in warning - I could be "fear mongering". It's not meant that way. This case brings me to such a dilemma. THE WARNING OF THINGS TO COME VIA JOHANNA BRANDT (1918)
An excerpt of (sometimes cited “controversial”) prophecy of Johanna Brandt there is reference to "XL in the sky". I noticed many interested parties studying to understand what this refers to. I tentatively submit that the XL in the sky is wireless communication in its many forms - for mobile, broad(er)band, banking, monitoring, military, microchipping the citizens of the globe - you name it. Although there is banter around 2012 – I wonder if most of XL will be in place for 2010 FIFA soccer. I understand other countries already have "XL in the sky". Maybe we already have some XL but not all of it.
XL IN THE SKY – is this it?
Inmarsat has chosen Arianespace to launch its new Alphasat I-XL communications satellite. Planned for launch in 2012, Alphasat I-XL satellite will be built by EADS Astrium. It will be positioned at 25 degrees East, and will join Inmarsat’s current satellite fleet of 11 geostationary satellites to offer advanced mobile voice and data communications services across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It will no doubt have the capability to 'offer' more services such as military observation, microchipping backups along with trade & resources controls, weather modification and other unmentionable schemes. (Refer to Revelation regarding the "Mark of the Beast").
The Alphasat 1-XL (below) is expected to be in orbit by 2012/2013.
According to EADS : The I-XL will (quote), through increased efficiency of spectrum use, enable:
* robust communications in crisis and disaster emergencies;
* potential connection of houses, schools and businesses in remote locations, via Inmarsat BGAN portable data terminals;
* governments to connect with dispersed populations;
* essential voice and data communications for a wide range of industry sectors such as media, maritime, oil and gas
In 2007 it was quoted per press release that the Alphasat 1-XL is to be "the most technically advanced satellite in the world for civilian applications". EADS Astrium’s other projects include Telecoms, Military, Earth Observation, Science and Navigation. Simply "Big Brother".
XL AND THE MARK OF THE BEAST A.K.A. 666
THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM XL-CAPIT... DOCUMENT ADDRESSING RFID. THIS IS ±3 YRS OLD. MANY STILL DON'T BELIEVE IT'S HAPPENING (& HOW FAST)... SOME EVEN BELIEVE THEY WILL BE "RAPTURED" BEFORE THEY ARE FORCED TO TAKE THE MARK/MICROCHIP/RFID/666. I AM CERTAIN THIS BELIEF WILL BE A TRAGIC ERROR FOR MANY. PLEASE BEWARE
ONCE UPON A TIME…
Can we live happily ever after with ID technology?
The prince in the fairy tale could have tracked down Cinderella a lot more quickly with the aid of an identification microchip – instead of just her abandoned glass slipper and his courtiers to assist him. In fact, in real life today, these ID chips have a vast number of uses – albeit more practical than romantic.
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology provides a means of processing data using microchips to track and identify goods, animals, and even people. It works by means of a wireless device known as a transponder or RFID tag, which operates as a data storage system. The microchip and antenna contained in the tag transmit their unique ID code to a transceiver, which is capable of both activating the chip and providing its power source.
RFID tags – also called “smart tags” – have a broad range of possible uses, since they can be integrated into the smallest of objects, such as key rings for vehicle immobilisers, product packaging, credit cards, price tags and passports.
They also have significant implications for the insurance industry. For instance, ensuring the control of products at any time, the tags would help to improve risk management across almost every industry sector – but they are not without controversy with regard to invasion of privacy. The use of RFIDs is not yet widespread, and the challenge will be to embrace the new technology while guarding
against its misuse.
ID tags have significant implicationsfor the insurance industry»
Today, RFID tags are used primarily for access control to buildings, alarm systems, public transport, at ski resorts, and in the area of logistics, such as tracking products for distribution. For a number of years they have been used in farm management, through implantation of microchips into the animals’ ears. They have enabled smooth management of livestock databases, recording details such as milk production, origins and age.
In the wake of the BSE outbreak, the tags took on greater significance as a vital instrument for controlling the production and distribution of meat products. More recently, following public outcry over “fighting dog” attacks on people in several European countries, demands are being made to tag certain breeds of dog to keep track of them and their owners. This would be quite simple to organise using RFID technology, although it is, for now, a controversial issue. (my highlights)
Many businesses are investigating the use of RFID tags to monitor the manufacture and distribution of their products. The technology saves time and money, especially when products prove deficient and need to be recalled. In the face of impending health care reforms, (health care reforms globally by design – I suspect…) where reorganisation of procedures in hospitals and clinics is designed to cut costs and improve service, RFID technology is gaining in importance. For example, when patients are admitted to some hospitals, they can be given bracelets with an RFID chip containing their medical history and current details. Precise identification could be a matter of life and death*, especially when the patient has a negative reaction to certain medications. (ironic – that it IS a REAL MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH – on an eternal basis – when all are forced to take this microchip – not just in a bracelet – but in/under the skin) Refer: Revelation - scroll down for more on "Mark of the Beast" and scriptural references)
This is by no means a finite list, and RFID tags seem to have an almost unlimited potential.
However, there is a downside to this evolving technology. Consumer associations and data privacy organisations are concerned that RFID chips could in future enable everything to be identified, all the time, everywhere – people, animals and products. The workplace is a good example: an employee wearing a badge containing an RFID chip could be monitored every time he or she left or entered the building, showing the amount of time spent at the office. In addition, “readers” placed in different parts of the building could be used to track the movements of the individual, indicating how long they were spending in the tea room or the bathroom. Surveillance would be total.
A school in England is using another aspect of identification technology in their canteen. Students no longer pay cash for their lunches and instead, they are identified biometrically by an iris scan, enabling a computerised catering system to charge their account. The computer’s database can also be used to store personal information about the student. For example, if a child’s parents do not permit him to eat hamburger and chips, but he tries to order them anyway, his iris scan will notify the canteen personnel not to serve him!
If we apply this biometric technology to other consumer goods or services – at the cinema, in department stores, at football grounds – then George Orwell’s 1984 society, where “Big Brother” was constantly watching, transitions from fiction to reality. (“No-one will be able to buy or sell without the mark of the beast” Revelation. Please scroll down for more references)
Another development with an impact on personal liability is the “chipping” of humanity. For example, a Spanish beach club offers its VIP members the option of having an RFID chip implanted, usually in the arm or fingertip. This chip, roughly the size of a grain of rice, permits guests to gain access to members-only rooms, and eliminates the need for them to carry cash, because they can be charged automatically.
While the individuals obviously have to give their permission for the chips to be implanted, it is open to question whether they are totally aware of the consequences. (Indeed – especially in view of Revelation) It is not possible to determine precisely what the side effects might be, such as radiation (bible said the people will develop sores…), or the body simply rejecting the chip.
At the moment, such risks can only be guessed at. (Rubbish – it CAN BE GUESSED AT - we’ve been TOLD in advance through prophecy…)
Besides possible medical issues, there are concerns about the privacy of the individual. In some countries, personal data may only be gathered and used when specific permission has been given by the individual. This only ceases to apply when the processing of that information is considered necessary in the public interest, or to facilitate the work of such authorities as the state, the revenue services, or the police.
Furthermore, the processing of sensitive data is subject to extremely strict regulations. “Sensitive data” includes information regarding racial or ethnic origins, political opinions, religious or philosophical convictions, membership of a trade union, sexual orientation or state of health. Such data may not, in general, be used by third parties.
Given the tremendous advances in identification technology, the question is: how can we meet the challenge of ensuring that personal data can be both monitored and made secure? (Indeed these issues are being resolved - if not have already been resolved – as you read) It’s one of today’s most complex ethical questions – and one with which, fortunately, our fairytale couple was unburdened. Cinderella would never have been the same.
XL IN THE SKY - UPDATE (possibly related..)
Mobile-XL, a mobile technology company, announced in November the addition of SA-born, Anthony Stonefield to the company’s Board of Directors. (source: TCM 11/09)
Astrium has been selected by global satellite operator SES S.A. to deliver four new communications satellites. The new satellites, to be designated ASTRA 2E, ASTRA 2F, ASTRA 2G and ASTRA 5B, are scheduled for launch in several steps between 2012 and 2014. (source: EADS 12/09)http://footstepsetal.blogspot.com/2009/