Links: | AP | Expedition 8 |October 18 (Day 291, Coup de Grace): The Expedition 8 Space Station crew of two were launched by Russia at 1:38 AM EDT (0538 GMT). They are NASA Commander, Michael Foale, and Russian Flight Engineer, Alexander Kaleri. Also aboard the Soyuz TMA-3 was Pedro Duque of the European Space Agency (ESA), who will fly back with the Expedition 7 crew.
The Expedition 8 Mission patch features US and
Russian flags curled around a globe (ball) like the horns of a ram.
The patch is yellow, for capacity for life, and blue, for harness of the
A ram represents the leader of the flock. It symbolizes leaders of nations (Jeremiah 51:40; Ezek. 34:17); and as the Constellation Aires, it symbolizes the Lord Jesus Christ as the Commander-in-Chief at the Second Advent (Matt. 26:64; Rev. 4:11, 5:11-12). A male goat (Hebrew dWTu^ , `atud) can also symbolize the leader of the flock or a king, but the goat refers to an evil, Gentile leader (Jeremiah 50:8; Isaiah 14:9; Ezekiel 34:17).
Today, the image of a weather elephant appeared over the Pacific northwest and circled over the central USA like the horns of a ram. Three goats appeared over the eastern USA. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Links: | Weather |Tropical Storm Nicholas is in the Atlantic traveling north northwest with 55 knot winds. Nicholas means victory of the people, but the name is associated with the Nikolaitons, an apostate religious sect that infiltrated the church at Pergammon (Revelation 2:15) (reference Fire Testing).
Tropical Storm Nicholas continued in the Atlantic. The name, Nicholas, has been associated with Fire Testing. The naming of Nicholas heralded the Palestinian terrorist bombing that killed 3 Americans and the crash of the Staten Island ferry.
This was October 18th, for a pillar, which represents maximum historical impact. And it ws Day 291, for a coupe de grace.