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#41 SansFin

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:21 PM

First solar eclipse to cross U.S. in 99 years is coming.

 

On Monday, Aug. 21, in the middle of the day, the sky will go dark. The temperature will suddenly get several degrees colder. Birds will stop chirping and retreat to their nests. And tens of millions of people, crammed into a 60-mile-wide path that crosses from Oregon to the Carolinas, will stand in America looking up at the sky.

 

 

This will be a huge event for the small community of Hopkinsville in southern Kentucky. It is widely reported that it is the best community for watching the eclipse because it will be there two minutes and forty seconds which is longer than for any other community. They expect there will be twice as many visitors in the area as there is population of the community!

 

A 2012 report: http://www.nbcnews.c...s/#.WM18mWTyuUk

 

They have been preparing for it for approx. five years. Major work on upgrading an important interchange is ongoing at a cost of several million dollars.The city is ordering businesses along major routes through the community to paint/clean/upgrade their buildings. The local Chamber of Commerce has been pressing merchants in the area to not raise their prices during the event. Much has been spent on international advertising. The local police have petitioned the state to provide highway patrol officers to assist them at that time.

 

It has been reported that all hotels in the area have been fully booked for more than a year. Two hotel chains which had plans to build in the area within five years have advanced their schedules so that construction will be completed by then. I have checked now two on-line travel sites and they show no available rooms for that date.

 

Information on Hopkinsville is available at: http://www.kysolareclipse.com/

 

I find it amusing that this will occur on that date because it is the anniversary of: The Little Green Men. This was an alien/UFO encounter for which there is significant evidence that some phenomenon occurred and that it was not a hoax. I find it particularly amusing in a perverse way that the local police took great pains to determine if alcohol was involved in the incident but they found no evidence at all of its presence. More information on Little Green Men Days is available at:  http://www.kysolarec...ille-aliens.htm

 

We have been twice to the Little Green Men Days celebration in Kelly. It is a quite charming little festival. The centerpiece is an UFO made of panels from the roof of a circular corn storage crib! It is in many ways like a county fair reduced to miniature size. 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:28 PM

NASA needs to focus mainly on the Orion, it's ridiculous we need the Russians to put an astronaut into orbit.  

 

http://spacenews.com...lsorion-launch/

 

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I have no problem taking someone else up on a peace offering.  Doing so after we pioneered much of the technology though is much like owning a house that is paid off, and then deciding to live under a bridge.  Yeah, I read about people like that, usually they  are crazy tenured college professors though.

 

FTR, NASA's original rudimentary plans were to privatize (holy hell Batman, imagine that), but then they withdrew that idea (also not too difficult to imagine), but only for about 60 years or whatnot (hey they finally met their one of their original rudimentary stated objectives, but not without undue catastrophe and hardship).



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:26 PM

Yeah, who are you going to believe. 400,000

doctors or 1 wingnut. Decisions, decisions. 

 

Just follow the money.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:56 AM

Global warming shrank animals in the past. Scientists say it could happen again.

WASHINGTON — Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again.

Warm-blooded animals got smaller at least twice in Earth's history when carbon dioxide levels soared and temperatures spiked as part of a natural warming, a new study says.

University of New Hampshire researcher Abigail D'Ambrosia warned that mammals — but not people — could shrivel in the future under even faster man-made warming.

"It's something we need to keep an eye out for," said D'Ambrosia, who led the new work. "The question is how fast are we going to see these changes."

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If you believe this one I have a golden bridge to sell you, it includes toll booths and spectacular views.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:42 AM

First solar eclipse to cross U.S. in 99 years is coming.

On Monday, Aug. 21, in the middle of the day, the sky will go dark. The temperature will suddenly get several degrees colder. Birds will stop chirping and retreat to their nests. And tens of millions of people, crammed into a 60-mile-wide path that crosses from Oregon to the Carolinas, will stand in America looking up at the sky.

 

Ross will be leading a trip to watch the eclipse for about 80 people interested in finding spirituality in science. They'll travel down a dirt road into a field in Eastern Oregon, where they will wait for the sun to be blotted out. Across the country, other church groups will do the same.

 

A solar eclipse isn't all that rare. The moon is always rotating around the Earth, while the Earth rotates around the sun. Usually the moon appears slightly higher or lower than the sunlight hits the Earth. But twice a year, it's right smack in front of it, and the moon blocks out the sun during the daytime, and that's at least a partial solar eclipse.

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Solar eclipses actually cool down the earth because it blocks off the sun. I bet though they will report it was a very hot August when this happens.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:06 AM

Mount Etna: BBC crew caught up in volcano blast

Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. That makes it a big draw not only for the scientists who want to understand better how these mountains work, but also for tourists who want to be amazed by a spectacular show of fire.

 

But you do not just wander up the mountain. If you're a reporter, you go with an experienced science team; if you're a tourist, you go with guides who are familiar with the sights and sounds that spell danger.

 

But even so, a volcano can often do something that catches everyone by surprise.

 

In this case a flow of lava ran into snow, producing superheated steam that sent fragments of rock flying in all directions. Everyone counts themselves lucky to have escaped with just cuts and bruises.

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If they are dumb enough to mess around an active volcano, nobody should be surprised when they get pelted with molten lava rocks.

 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:38 AM

Mount Etna: BBC crew caught up in volcano blast

Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. That makes it a big draw not only for the scientists who want to understand better how these mountains work, but also for tourists who want to be amazed by a spectacular show of fire.

 

But you do not just wander up the mountain. If you're a reporter, you go with an experienced science team; if you're a tourist, you go with guides who are familiar with the sights and sounds that spell danger.

 

But even so, a volcano can often do something that catches everyone by surprise.

 

In this case a flow of lava ran into snow, producing superheated steam that sent fragments of rock flying in all directions. Everyone counts themselves lucky to have escaped with just cuts and bruises.

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If they are dumb enough to mess around an active volcano, nobody should be surprised when they get pelted with molten lava rocks.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

Climate, not just genetics, shaped your nose, study says

Though you undoubtedly inherited your distinctive nose from your parents, its shape was sculpted over time by adaptations to your ancestors' local climate, suggests a study published in the journal PLOS Genetics on Thursday.

 

There's a great variety in nose variation from person to person, yet if you look at different ethnic populations, you will see differences across groups. For example, the distance between the wings of the nose, also known as "nasal alare," are larger in people of West African, South Asian and East Asian ancestry than in people of European ancestry.
 
So it's easy to understand why many people, past and present, "have this sense that human populations are very distinct and have been separated for a long time," said Mark D. Shriver, lead author of the study and a professor of anthropology at Penn State University. Still, he noted, "human populations have always split and come back together, split and come back together, so there's no separate origin."
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People should be getting diagnosed with climate change nose pretty soon, the medical community will be all over this one.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:47 PM

Trump budget proposal would cut NASA's role in climate science

The White House's proposed budget for NASA would slash Earth science missions and the agency's entire Office of Education while maintaining the focus on commercial involvement in space exploration and on human missions to space.

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This is what NASA was suppose to be doing all along, focus on space exploration instead of lying about the climate.

 

NASA needs to focus mainly on the Orion, it's ridiculous we need the Russians to put an astronaut into orbit.  

 

http://spacenews.com...lsorion-launch/

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:43 PM

How does a water bear survive drying out?

Tardigrades, commonly called water bears, may be too small for the human eye to spot, but that doesn't mean they're delicate. These tiny animals are famous for their ability to survive boiling water, being frozen for years, and even going into space.

They can also survive their cells drying out – an incredible feat, considering all living cells are mostly water. So how do the little animals do it?

Scientists had an idea how tardigrades might survive desiccation, or drying out, because other organisms like yeast and bacteria can also do it. But upon further investigation, researchers found there wasn't enough of the key ingredient – a sugar called trehalose – in the microscopic animals for the suspected process to work.

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The water bears have been reading up on global warming studies and have prepared themselves out of fear.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:38 PM

Trump budget proposal would cut NASA's role in climate science

The White House's proposed budget for NASA would slash Earth science missions and the agency's entire Office of Education while maintaining the focus on commercial involvement in space exploration and on human missions to space.

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This is what NASA was suppose to be doing all along, focus on space exploration instead of lying about the climate.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:14 PM

Yeah, who are you going to believe. 400,000

doctors or 1 wingnut. Decisions, decisions. 


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

Climate change is making us sick, top U.S. doctors say

From increases in deadly diseases to choking air pollution and onslaughts of violent weather, man-made climate change is making Americans sicker, according to a report released Wednesday by 11 of the nation's top medical societies.

The report was prepared by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, a new group that represents more than 400,000 doctors, who make up more than half of all U.S. physicians.

“Doctors in every part of our country see that climate change is making Americans sicker,” said Mona Sarfaty, the director of the new consortium and a professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

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Now they have the medical community in on this scam, what a bunch of idiots.

 

 

Don't worry the ACA will pay for it.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:29 AM

Climate change is making us sick, top U.S. doctors say

From increases in deadly diseases to choking air pollution and onslaughts of violent weather, man-made climate change is making Americans sicker, according to a report released Wednesday by 11 of the nation's top medical societies.

The report was prepared by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, a new group that represents more than 400,000 doctors, who make up more than half of all U.S. physicians.

“Doctors in every part of our country see that climate change is making Americans sicker,” said Mona Sarfaty, the director of the new consortium and a professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

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Now they have the medical community in on this scam, what a bunch of idiots.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:07 PM

These Are the 8 Dumbest Research Studies of 2016 (So Far)

 

https://www.entrepre.../article/275060

 

He doesn't exist!!??  I'm stunned!! :o

 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:49 AM

Winter Storm Stella Is Already Being Blamed On Global Warming

Winter Storm Stella hasn’t even struck the northeastern U.S., but that hasn’t stopped at least one media pundit from linking the storm to man-made global warming.

Stella is expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to New York City and Boston through Tuesday. Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are expected to get between 8 and 10 inches of snow, no doubt sending the region into “Mad Max”-style anarchy.

By any measure, Stella looks like a big storm, but the only certainty about the storm is it, like pretty much every other extreme weather event, will be linked to global warming.

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If it's hot, it's global warming. If it's freezing blizzards, it's global warming. How anyone believes them is amazing in itself.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:43 AM

UK Wasted $2.4 Billion In Overseas Global Warming Aid In 5th Scandal This Year

The United Kingdom wasted billions of dollars on dubious global warming programs in Third World countries, according to an investigation.

The Telegraph’s investigation found the government spent $2.4 billion on green energy schemes in some of the world’s poorest countries with no clear benefit.

The plan was supposed to bring electricity from green sources to 4.9 million people by 2023, but has only brought power to 7,400 people so far. Only 0.007 percent of intended carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reductions were met with government funding, according to the Telegraph.

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I almost died laughing when I read this report. They have only powered 7,400 homes with billions of dollars wasted, what a scam. Good job global warming "scientists", lol.
 

 


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:13 PM

Belgian astronomers who found planetary system named it after beer

Just how a team of five Belgian scientists discovered one of the most remarkable planetary systems -- and named it after their favorite beer -- is a story of ingenuity, persistence and luck.

 

TRAPPIST-1 is the name of a system of seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star "just" 40 light-years away. Three of the planets sit in the habitable zone of their star, making it possible they could support liquid water on the surface and sustain life.
 
The researchers also nicknamed each exoplanet -- those that orbit stars outside our own solar system -- after monastic Trappist beers like Rochefort, Orval and Westvleteren, some of which have been brewed for centuries.
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NASA named rocks on Mars after cartoon characters, so why not name planets after beer?

 

 

Beer is everywhere.

 

There are Giant Clouds of Alcohol Floating in Space

 

Discovered in 1995 near the constellation Aquila, the cloud is 1000 times larger than the diameter of our solar system. It contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer. To down that much alcohol, every person on earth would have to drink 300,000 pints each day—for one billion years.

 

 

http://mentalfloss.c...-floating-space

 

 

Might explain the visitations...an advanced civilization has to be drunk to come here. ;)

 

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:30 AM

Belgian astronomers who found planetary system named it after beer

Just how a team of five Belgian scientists discovered one of the most remarkable planetary systems -- and named it after their favorite beer -- is a story of ingenuity, persistence and luck.

 

TRAPPIST-1 is the name of a system of seven Earth-size planets orbiting a dwarf star "just" 40 light-years away. Three of the planets sit in the habitable zone of their star, making it possible they could support liquid water on the surface and sustain life.
 
The researchers also nicknamed each exoplanet -- those that orbit stars outside our own solar system -- after monastic Trappist beers like Rochefort, Orval and Westvleteren, some of which have been brewed for centuries.
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NASA named rocks on Mars after cartoon characters, so why not name planets after beer?

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:25 AM

U.S. Northeast Braces for Blizzard Threatening Outages, Travel Snarls

Forecasters put the U.S. East Coast from New York City to Boston on blizzard warning starting as early as Monday night, with authorities advising residents to prepare for the possibility of widespread power outages, road closures and flight disruptions.

 

Weather experts predicted the region could see 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) of wind-blasted snow from Monday to early Wednesday with temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal.

 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced preparations for the so-called Nor'easter storm, activating the state Emergency Operations Center as of Monday night while also directing state agencies to be on heightened alert.

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After scaring us about a warm February, the 'scientists" will have to wait out freezing blizzards until the next warm spell.

 


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