Freak-Storm Sandy Slams Ashore!

October 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )


I have been one of the millions of people following along with the unfolding drama surrounding the catastrophe accompanying the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy.  Now dubbed Superstorm Sandy, this monstrous maelstrom has wreaked havok across the greater East Coast of The United States, stretching from The Carolinas to Connecticut.  No death is minimal, yet thankfully, few people have been killed as a direct result of the storm’s wrath.  The current tallies of fatalities stand at forty, with over eight million people without access to power services.

Sandy reached land near 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday evening.  The reports state that heavy rains fell, accompanied by intense winds, flooding, and power outages.  Over six million residents between Virginia and New York were without electricity by Tuesday morning, with companies like Con Edison having to cut power to residents for safety precautions!

President Obama reminded citizens about the urgency of being aware of all broadcast and posted warnings on needs for all mandatory preparations.  The President stressed the needs to evacuate in timely manners, to listen to certified officials, and not to second-guess intelligence in the face of danger!  He stated that state and local officials have been assessing the situation throughout the entire event of the storm, while current price estimates are rating that between $10 billion and $20 billion will be needed to repair the damages made by Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy is the largest hurricane that has formed within The Atlantic Ocean waters during currently recorded meteorological history.  The storm reaches a diameter of roughly 1,100 miles from top to bottom, side to side, according to meteorological readers.  It is currently being described as a post-tropical cyclone because it is not abiding by the normal parameters that the usual tropical systems of destruction follow!

Hurricane season 2012 is from June 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012.  This year has been no short one, with ten hurricanes.  Michael and Sandy both had wind speeds exceeding one hundred miles per hour!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://abcnews.go.com/US/superstorm-sandy-17-dead-estimated-million-power/story?id=17594562

http://www.bellenews.com/search/current-results-hurricane-sandy

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/at-least-16-dead-after-sandy-slams-into-eastern-seaboard-1.1014597

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50134139n

http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/hurricane-sandy.htm

http://greenpeaceblogs.org/…sandy-a-freak-storm-or-call…change

http://environmentalheadlines.com/ct/2012/10/…sandy…freak-storm

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

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Truly In The Clouds Here!

October 27, 2012 at 2:46 AM (current news, human life issues, movie reviews, music and entertainment, social opinion, web gossip) (, , , , , )


What a treat!  I will be honest, in that I am not certain that I can give an accurate description of all that I saw in an adequate blog entry.  Yet, I will do my best effort at putting forth a recollection of what I found to be an amazing cinematic experience!

The film Cloud Atlas follows the stories of characters throughout different versions of themselves over extended periods of time.  A boat leaving New Zealand during the 1800’s is sailing to The Americas, carrying refugees.  Dr. Henry Goose (Tom Hanks) is aboard the ship, and he is poisoning one of the refugees called Autua (David Gyasi)  who has been working to keep the ship together.  Yet, a monstrous storm strikes, and as the ship nearly sinks, Autua saves Dr. Goose from drowning.  This forever changes the doctor’s racist views of the New Zealand refugees.

Robert Frobisher (Ben Whishaw) was a musical composer during the 1930’s.  His musical works involved assisting with the compositions of fellow artist Vyvyan Ayrs (Jim Broadbent).  He goes onto compose his masterpiece, The Cloud Atlas Sextet, during which he flees his home.  Yet, Frobisher has left with a female who does not love him as he loves her, so he completes The Sextet, he mails it to his pal, Rufus Sixsmith (James D’ Arcy), then he kills himself!

At the end of the 20th century, a writer named Luisa Rey (Halle Berry) meets an aged physicist named Rufus Sixsmith.  She has learned that a nuclear power company is planning to gain control of a nuclear reactor.  It’s activation will make it immediately unstable.  Rey knows that if Sixsmith releases a report about the reactor, it will have the possibility to save lives.  She winds up meeting a reporter named Isaac Sachs (Tom Hanks), who means to assist her.

Rey and Sachs suddenly are sidelined when the company C.E.O. Albert Grimaldi (Hugh Grant) gets wind of their actions.  Security agents Joe Napier (Keith David) and Bill Smoke (Hugo Weaving), are sent to catch Rey.  While searching for her, they kill Sixsmith to prevent him from releasing his report, and nearly try to kill Rey!   Meanwhile, scientist Sachs has fallen in love with her, but he is killed in an airplane explosion that was set up by Smoke.  He gets into a death fight with Napier, then, after the reports have been read, it is Rey who is able to start the shutdown of the nuclear reactor!

A publishing company owned by a Mr. Tim Cavendish (Jim Broadbent) is being coerced into paying $500,000.  Cavendish tries to earn the funds through working at a nursing home, yet he is forced to remain at the center, as he is lead to believe that it is a hotel.  The center facilitator, Nurse Hoakes (Hugo Weaving) prevents Cavendish from leaving, yet Cavendish works out a plan to escape with two other trapped residents!

A Korean clone called Somni-41 (Donna Bae) was created to work at Papa’s Song fast food restaurant.  She advances, becoming more aware and seeemingly sentient, so Somni-41 flees the fast food scene to enroll into college.  Somni-41 learns, and she meets a male companion, Hae-Joo Im (Jim Sturgess).  They explore the city, and Im admits that he is a part of the revolution that is acting against the current government.  He shows Somni-41 where clones are being destroyed for their parts, and she proceeds to write a public notice on behalf of clones.  This leads to Somni-41’s arrest, where she goes onto recognize that she merely has been a creation of social whim!

Lastly, Zachary (Tom Hanks) is a tribal resident of a post-apocalyptic Hawai’i.  A woman with a more advanced tribe called The Prescincts asks Zachary to live with them.  She is Meronym (Halle Berry), and she develops a relationship with Zachary.  It is during The Prescinct ritual mountain climbing that Zachary is confronted by their embodiment of Death, Old Georgie (Hugo Weaving).  Old Georgie tempts Zachary to kill Meronym, but Zachary does not kill her.  The seeming outcome is that an enemy tribe attack their clan, killing or enslaving all of those who resist them.  Zachary and Meronym escape the island, managing to survive for many years afterward.

The story actually was very entertaining, though it had MANY twists and turns!  I likely did not get it all right, did not get it all complete, and need to see it again.  I would like to see it again, as it was entertaining, and it indeed was a visually stunning film!  I would recommend it to any and all sci-fi/adventure film fans, as well as those whom like possible mystery stories.  Cloud Atlas indeed could fall within that realm!

Cloud Atlas Poster

The next major films come with the start of November.  The first weekend of the month brings The Man With the Iron Fists, featuring Russell Crowe, Pam Grier. Lucy Liu, and RZA!  That same day also has Flight and Wreck-It Ralph!  More November films to anticipate include Hitchcock, Red Dawn, Rise of the Guardians, Skyfall, and The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn Part 2!

    

Watchin’ Hottie Berry….  mmph!!!

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Look Out Mars, Here We Come!

October 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )


We mean to get to Mars!  We mean to conquer Mars!  Mars is ours!  That is the understandingMartians, beware!

Humanity has fantasized about The Red Planet for generations, imagining it to be the home of an incredible species of beings, possibly similar to ourselves, possibly hostile to us.  We have long-thought of Mars as a place that, at some point, will require our presence.  Current advances in science and related research have allowed us to recognize that Mars is not a world that is currently inhabited, yet that it may have held life in it’s past.  It does seem that several factions within our human community are anxious to assist Mars with a revival!

Mars One is a privately-owned project, lead by Netherlands-based businessman Bas Lansdorp.  He intents to lead the mission that will be responisble for the transportation of a human subject to Planet Mars.  The full goal is to have an entire human colony upon The Red Planet by the year 2023!

These plans were announced during June.  Lansdorp spoke of working to set up the mission through stages.  First, during 2013, four astronauts will be selected to live within a replica of a Martian environment that will be situated within a desert location.  There, the astronauts will train and prepare, as if they actually were living on Mars.

Next, a communications satelllite will be created.  This is to happen during 2014.  It is likely to be tested, possibly to be sent into space before the astronauts are sent to Mars.  The satellite will be needed for arranging the availabilities for contact between space travellers and Earth links during missions.

Then, a supply ship is to arrive at Mars during 2016.  It is scheduled to land upon The Red Planet, filled with vital living supplies.  This will include 2,500 kilograms of food.  The mission will be expanded two years later, wen an exploration vehicle arrives to probe for the most suitable location for a human settlement to be placed!

Pressing forward into 2021, two life support units, two living units, another supply unit, and an additional rover will arrive.  This all will be used to assist with the construction of a suitable living environment for human beings on Mars.  Mars One will have tested these items beforehand to verify their capacity for sustaining people during long-term missions upon another world.

It will be 2022 when The SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy rocketship launches from Earth, heading to Mars!  By 2023, a landing should occur, with astronauts prepared to reside within the habitable settlement.  An additional accompaniment of four astronauts will arrive during 2025.

I would have to say that the long-term goal is to colonize Mars, to terraform the planet.  In all honesty, we are using/abusing Earth to the limit, and we possibly are running out of room.  The likely truth is that we will need an additional world to live upon, to invade, for the ultimate purpose of human proliferation.  Mars long has been the likely candidate for such a purpose, and we are ultimately reaching the point where we are able to recognize our capacity to place our imaginations into action.  We will be able to travel to Mars, to terraform the planet, so that we can claim it as our own, and maybe so that we can have two worlds that can exist with human beings that are not intent upon destroying both of them!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.kurzweilai.net/mars-one-plans-to-establish-human-settlement-on-mars-in-2023

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonization_of_Mars

http://news.discovery.com/space/human-space-settlement-mars.html

http://www.sparklingdawn.com/2012/06/mars-one-colony-by-2023

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlPUgVRr_U

http://www.redcolony.com/features.php?name=whycolonizemars

http://gajitz.com/…begins-to-the-first-human-colony-on-mars

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraforming_of_Mars  

another animated mars

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Obama versus Romney: Foreign Policy!

October 23, 2012 at 1:12 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )


I actually went ahead and watch this evening’s Presidential Debate, as it is the last one for this election.  I have cast my vote already, so my listening to what either candidate has to say is moot at this point.  I will give both President Obama and Governor Romney credit for presenting their political platforms to the audience in manners that were tolerable and engaging to the point that possibly additonal votes should be gained.

This evening, the setting took a moment to recognize the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination (a month off…), also recalling that The Soviet Union had a Cuban nuclear missile base.  Then, both candidates proceeded to speak from Lynn University at Boca Raton, Florida.  It was the fourth and final debate of this election, with both President Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 47% among polled voters!  The topic for tonight was foreign policy, and no reactions were allowed from the audience!

They began this debate with conversation of the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens, along with how The  United States will work to increase security within U.S. bases in Libya, as well as throughout The Middle East.  Romney stated that “we can’t kill our way out of this mess”, while calling for the Muslim world to go after terrorists on it’s own.  President Obama reiterated his call for stronger leadership out of Middle Eastern nations, while maintaining supervision over the movements of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

President Obama has no regrets for having Hosni Mubarak removed from Egyptian government leadership.  Mitt Romney agrees that was a good idea, also.  He continued with the American (sic) responsibility and privilege to make the world free.  The President said that it was unfortunate to have removed our arsenal from Poland, and a mistake for us to have been silent during The Green Revolution.

The President and Mitt Romney were asked if an attack on Israel is attack on The United States?  The President responded by saying that we will stand with Israel if they are attacked, and that Iran will not get hold of a nuclear weapon.  Mitt Romney tried to crunk it up, answering with, if Israel is attacked, “we will have her back”!  He said that a nuclear Iran is a threat to us!

Both candidates exchanged heat about the status of Iran’s potential nuclear acquisition, and it’s possible dealings through contacts with nations such as China and Russia.  Mitt Romney claimed that President Obama wants to make an apology tour throughout The Middle East to appease nations possibly hostile to The United States.  He is stating that The President is not showing strength overseas, and that he is not strong enough on Iran!

The President retorted immediately, stating that Mitt Romney’s claims are not true!  President Obama said that The United States has worked with China, and is dealing with Iran.  Additionally, our nation is pressing further enforcements to keep Iran off of the potential capacity to acquire nuclear arms.

Terrorism throughout The Middle East was a continuing issue.  Mitt Romney means to have all U.S. troops home by 2014, yet he admits that Taliban forces are growing within Pakistan, which has 100 nuclear warheads, also!  President Obama agreed that Pakistan is a Taliban safe haven, while questioning whether or not it is the appropriate time for us to “divorce” this Middle Eastern nation?  Romney says no, as they have nuclear weapons, and they have terrorists!

The rise of China, and it’s future challenges as a threat to The United States was posed to President Obama and to Mitt Romney.  The President stated that China is a potential threat, yet it is also a potential partner.  He stated that we need to improve our education, reseearch, and our technological capacity to stay on par with China.  The President says that a budget under Mitt Romney will NOT allow The United States to maintain any levels equivalence with an emerging and advancing China!

Mitt Romney went on, making a disagreeable statement about helping the auto industry.  He claimed to have a commitment to helping the auto industry, which would keep The United States as a global leader.  Romney stated that President Obama’s policies do not encourage foreign auto companies to enter our nation to sell products.  The President disagrees!

The President was clear to state that cutting U.S. investments, research. and education will NOT keep us competitive with emerging nations such as China, or with the rest of the advancing world.  He said that we can not return to policies that will place us behind other nations.  However, Mitt Romney countered with stating that U.S. citizens are unemployed, in debt, or on food stamps at rising rates.  He said that our goal should be to “make America (sic) once again the most attractive place in the world”.

As they closed, President Obama said that Governor Romney wants to take us back to failed policies.  The President stated that he has a different plan to create jobs, to have the best education system, to control energy, to maintain the strongest military, and to rebuild at home.  President Obama said, “we can bounce back because of our character”!

Governor Romney said, “I am optimistic about the future.  We can be safe and more confident”.  He claimed that there are two paths to be taken.  One would be President Obama’s path:  dealing with regular take-home pay and loss of jobs.  The other would be his path:  optimisim and job growth.

BOCA RATON, FL - OCTOBER 22:  U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after the debate at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. The focus for the final presidential debate before Election Day on November 6 is foreign policy.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty Images / 2012 Getty Images

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-2012-third-presidential-debate

http://gawker.com/…the…gawker-2012-presidential-debate-liveblog

http://www.forbes.com/…/2012/10/…third-presidential-debate-2012

http://dailytrojan.com/tag/2012-presidential-debates

http://www.sfgate.com/…/Final-2012-presidential-debate-51133.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_registration

Republican vs Democrat

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The Mayans Were A Year Off, and Earth Is NOT In Danger!

October 22, 2012 at 12:26 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , )


So, if the Mayan prophets had been just slightly more accurate, they would have seen that the actual calamity was not to occur during 2012, but within the following year.  Actual research is showing that it is during 2013 when events of deep-space spectacle will happen.  Studies are proving that an event of seemingly disastrous nature will occur during next year, although Earth will not be affected!

Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the core of our Milky Way Galaxy, will pass uncomfortably close to a plasma cloud.  Close, in the terms of astronomers viewing the event, is roughly 24 million miles.  So, in conjunction with distances throughout spacetime, that likely is pretty close!

This gathering of plasma apparently has been increasing it’s speed, as it currently is racing at a rate of over 4.9 million miles per hour!  This speed has doubled over the past seven years.  Meanwhile, Sagittarius A* already is ripping at the cloud, as astronomers have observed that it’s edges are being shredded by the powerful gravitational forces of the supermassive black hole.

Sagittarius A* ultimately will vacuum the plasma cloud into it’s core, stretching it out into something similar to a lengthy noodle!  Scientists do not know when the final result will occur, as it only is being seen that the plasma cloud is shredding.  They intend to use the studies of this event to understand how black holes work with the ways they operate in the consumptions and destructions of other objects that get caught within their intense gravitational forces!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHV-5l6xxGA
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-gas-cloud-collide-galaxy-black.html
http://io9.com/5921527/gas-cloud-will-collide…black-hole-in-2013
http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1112646345/neighboring-black-hole-set-to-collide-with-gas-cloud-in-2013/
http://www.sott.net/…Gas-Cloud-Will-Collide…Black-Hole-in-2013
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49291303
http://sites.google.com/site/larrygerstman/astro-videos-2
http://www.latinospost.com/…/5016/…supermassive-black-hole.htm

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Another World Nearby and NOT of The Sun!

October 18, 2012 at 10:12 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )


A seemingly similar world has been spotted right next door!  Exciting!  It seems that astronomers whom have been making recent and detailed observations of the night skies have succeeded in locating what must be the nearest planet that is orbiting a star which is not The Sun.  It possibly is where many would have expected it to be located, yet now there is the verification of it’s existence.

Right next door (at 4.3 light years, or 25,278,089,104,689.51 miles away), a new world has been discovered!  It appears to have a likeness to our Earth, in that it is a mere amount more than the mass of our world.  This makes the newly-discovered exoplanet the lightest world outside of our solar system to be identified, thus far!

La Silla Paranal Observatory at Chile is where this discovery was made.  Through the use of the powerful HARPS Instrument, precise peerings into nearby regions of our Milky Way have allowed us to see more of what is sitting right next door.  Alpha Centauri, the ternary stellar system which is the nearest star system to our own, hosts an Earth-like world around one of it’s stars!

The observations are preliminary, but what has been revealed is that a planet with some possible likenesses to our Earth is in orbit of Alpha Centauri B.  It is not immediately akin to Earth, as it is much closer to it’s star.  Floating at an average range of three million miles away from Alpha Centauri B, it is practically in the face of it’s star!  This world is closer to Alpha Centauri B than Mercury is to The SunThis world is on fire!

Currently, the planet has been designated as Alpha Centauri Bb.  It’s host star, Alpha Centauri B, is a part of the three-star system, which is the closest star system to our own solar system within our Milky Way Galaxy.  This system contains Alpha Centauri B, along with Alpha Centauri A, and Proxima Centauri.

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri3EN9hXXrs

http://www.voanews.com/content/european_astronomers…/1528161.html

http://www.www.nytimes.com/2012/…/new-planet-found-in-alpha-centauri.html

http://www.glyphweb.com/esky/stars/alphacentauri.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/…/alpha-centauri…/1637901/

http://earthsky.org/space/whoa-earthlike-planet-in-alpha-centauri-system

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19959531

Flaming Sun

This world is ON FIRE!!!

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The Heat Was ON For Round Two!

October 17, 2012 at 2:19 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )


This was a much more pleasing and satisfactory contest between our nation’s leading political figures!  The debate for this evening was held at Hofstra UniversityDavid S. Mack Exibition complex.  Located in Hempstead, New York, President Barack H. Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney squared off for a verbal contest that was at a level of far greater energy than the previous meeting!

CNN political correspondent Candy Crowley was the debate moderator, as she introduced Mitt Romney as the first speaker.  He was questioned by twenty-year-old audience member Jeremy about how he would be able to support himself after collegiate graduation.  Mitt Romney state that he knew what it would take to bring good jobs by 2014, but he did not say how.

President Obama responded by saying that he plans to create good-paying jobs.  He intends to support U.S. – based manufacturing jobs, to increase job training, and vocational education.  The President also stated that he  want s to work toward controlling our natural energy sources, which include solar and wind power.

The topic of employment within The U.S. arose immediately, with Candy Crowley asking what can be done to assist long-term unemployed citizens to find work?  Romney would mean to find twelve million new jobs within four years.  President Obama attacked the legitimacy of those statements.

Audience attendant Phillip Tricella asked about whether or not The Department of Energy is functioning as properly as it should be?  The President stated that traditional energy productions have increased, as wind, solar, and biofuel amounts have doubled.  Natural gases are being explored, as are other efficient energy sources.  President Obama said that The U.S. needs new energy sources to stay ahead of nations like Germany and China!

Mitt Romney said that President Obama was behind half-cut permits for oil drilling, which cost The U.S. oil resources.  He stated that our nation needs to take advantage of our own energy sources to become energy independent.  Romney endorses increased oil drilling, also!  The President stated that he is consistent in energy production and clean oil.  He said that oil and gas productions have risen.  President Obama said that these productions rose without oil export levels increasing!

Mitt Romney said that federal export licenses have been cut by half, to which President Obama stated NOT TRUE!  The President said that leases were taken away to be use by the government for production rates.  However, Romney does not believe that President Obama will fight for oil and gas price changes, or for energy security to the level that he would fight for it.  Romney added that he would support U.S. off-shore drilling!

Mitt Romney went on, stating that he wants to simplify tax codes for the middle class, supposedly bringing relief to middle class families.  His policies would limit deductions for high-earning U.S. citizens, and they would not tax middle income U.S. citizens.  Romney claims that his policies would lead to a balanced budget that ultimately would reduce taxes!

President Obama retorted immediately, saying that his plans will lead to middle class tax reliefs with tax cuts by $600 (monthly???), a deficit reduction, and small businesses not experiencing tax increases.  The President said that citizens earning above $250,000 annually will receive tax increases.  He firmly stated that he will not follow a top-down economic policy!

Reducing tax rates on small businesses was an idea with which Mitt Romney agreed.  He stated that his plans would work to make North America energy independent within five years (he did not fully explain that….).  Romney did strike with stating that Obama’s years in office have increased the national deficit!

Katherine Fenton stated that females earn only seventy-two percent of what males earn.  She asked how that will be changed?  President Obama responded to her first.

The President stated that this is a fight for a new middle class.  Specifically, he said that a fight for middle class standards where women lead the scene are what will be the basis.  A coming administration under President Obama will enforce laws that protect against all discrimination, including sexism.  Mitt Romney followed, saying that his administration would let employers to schedule females onto jobs with less difficulty.  He said that he would help women to get good work by building a strong economy.

Susan Katz asked about the failings and the missteps of the Bush administration.  She fears that electing Mitt Romney will bring The U.S. back to that period.  Romney responded by stating that he and George W. Bush are two different people.  He stated that his five-point plan will succeed.  His plans with China willl succeed, where W’s did not succeed.  Romney said that he will champion small businesses, he will keep taxes low on small businesses, as he wants to create jobs to get them to grow!

President Obama answered Ms. Katz, regarding her worries of job losses.  The President said that 5.2 million new jobs will be created this year, and more should be prepared for start upon his re-election.  He said that Romney’s tax cuts would lead to a deficit, along with job and production shipments to China!

Michael Jones is concerned about high prices.  He questioned President Obama about current high prices.  The President answered with talk of Wall Street reforms, job creations, and his maintenance to his political commitments.  He cited where Romney said that Republicans will save money for the wealthy, repeal Obamacare, and cut funding to education!

Mitt Romney took to the podium, telling the audience that President Obama would give the nation a repeat of the last four years, with a 5.4% unemployment rate!  He noted that The President doubled the national deficit, that the national middle-class is being crushed, and that twenty-three million U.S. citizens are looking for work!  Romney said that President Obama’s policies “have not let the economy take off and grow”!

Lorraine Osorio asked:  “What do you plan to do with immigrants as being productive members of society”?

Mitt Romney answered:  he wants the legal system to be streamlined.  He wants green cards to be passed out.  He wants to stop illegal immigration, and to enact an employment verification system.  Romney would mean to allow paths for children of illegal immigrants to become citizens.  He said that Obama’s legislative tactics regarding immigration have failed!

President Obama would like to fix a broken immigration system!  He would work to make it easier and cheaper for immigrants to enter The United States legally.  His policies would increase border patrols, while seeking out rouge, illegal entrants into our nation.  He said that Mitt Romney would veto The DREAM Act!

Romney went back to “revise” President Obama’s earlier statements!  He stated that it should be to let people decide on the places where they can find their best life opportunities, not “to round them up”!

Kerry Ladka asked why The State Department refused extra security in Libya for diplomats?  President Obama responded first, stating that he spoke with a security team from Benghazi, telling them to “beef up”!  He told them to find out why the attack occurred, and he told them to get names (of the attackers).  The President stated that Romney would turn this incident into a political issue.  Mitt Romney did not really say anything to support more U.S. security in Libya.

Alma E. Gonzalez asked about keeping AK47 assault rifles from terrorists, and what can the government do to prevent them from getting hold of these weapons?  President Obama reiterated the need to reinforce laws that are already in effect, as well as to keep these weapons out of the hands of criminals.   He noted Mitt Romney’s flopping position on banning of assault weapons due to political funding from groups like The N.R.A.!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.freep.com/article/20121017/NEWS15/310170145/President-Barack-Obama-comes-out-swinging-in-2nd-debate-and-Mitt-Romney-hits-right-back?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/president-obama-fires-himself-up-in-second-presidential-debate-enough-for-base-to-follow/
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/16/14490356-sharp-exchanges-between-obama-romney-at-second-debate?lite49440835&lite
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/obama-romney-debate_n_1970693.html
http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/16/2416379/obama-romney-debate-round-ii-another.html?tab=gallery&gallery=/2012/10/17/2417078/presidential-debate-101612.html&gid_index=1
http://propaganda-buster.blogspot.com/2012/10/president-obama-won-second-debate.html

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….and You Thought It Was Hot In Your Hood!

October 15, 2012 at 5:50 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )


Studies of outer space continue to be so captivating because of the continuous levels of awe and inspiration that accompany every image that is captured!  I was looking through some prior notes and online clips on some of the recent presentations, which took me to one of the possibly strangest planetary objects within our Milky Way Galaxy!

It was during 2008 that the talented team working with The Hubble Space Telescope identified particular stars within The Auriga Constellation.  This is a grouping of stars that is visible from the northern hemisphere of our planet.  Designated as M32, major stars within Auriga include Capella, Hasseleh, Hoedus 1, Hoedus 11, and Menkalinan.  Capella, formally entitled Alpha Auriga, is the sixth-brightest star in the sky!

Eight of the stars within Auriga are known to have planets.  WASP-12 is the major star of this constellation, which is a yellow dwarf, akin to our Sun.  It’s orbiting world, WASP-12b, orbits exeptionally close to WASP-12.  The distance has been calculated to be one-fortieth of the distance that separates Earth from The Sun!  This lack of area is at a point that the planet’s atmosphere is sucked off by the heat of WASP-12at a level of 189 quadrillion tons, annually!

SuperWASP has been working to identify extrasolar planets in transit of their host stars since the beginning of the 21st century.  It was during September of 2006 when the group located WASP-1b and WASP-2b.  There is at least one uncomfirmed world, GD 66 b, which was first identified during 2008.  It orbits GD 66, a white dwarf star that also is a pulsar, which is 170 light years away from us!

Auriga Constellation

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/press/garafia.html
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Exoplanet-WASP-12-In-Its-Death-Throes-135931.shtml
http://images.mitrasites.com/wasp-12.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/planet-eater.html
http://www.universetoday.com/19774/…exoplanet-discovered-wasp-12b
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14943
http://www.science20.com/…/sunlike_star_devours_planet_wasp12b
http://www.messagetoeagle.com/carbonplanetfirst.php           

Tatooine has been found!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49419466/ns/technology_and_science-space/
You surely would feel the heat on WASP 12b!

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The V.P. Versus The Man Who Wants His Job!

October 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )


The 2012 Vice-Presidential Debate has been anticipated, unexpectedly, this evening.  I am not imagining that U.S. Representative Paul Ryan has too much to present on how he would be a worthy Vice-President of The United States.  Yet, he is the Republican candidate, and he has several followers.  Therefore, it will matter as to how he actually performs, in relation to how the setting of this election is to continue.

After an admittedly upsetting show from President Obama against Mitt Romney during last week’s Presidential Debate, all concerned eyes did watch Vice-President Joe Biden this evening.  He engaged Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan in a ninety-minute debate, moderated by Martha Raddatz.  Their topics ranged between the variety of issues concerning the nation at-large.

It began with Raddatz questioning as to whether or not the attack on Libya was an intelligence failure.  Vice-President Biden stated that the government would have to get to the bottom of the issue.  Both politicians ranted about how to handle terrorist attacks, and about which ticket would handle them better while in office.

This continued, as Representative Ryan was questioned about the appropriateness of calling President Obama’s stategy of dealing with terrorists “weak”.  Ryan said that his statement was justified, yet Biden called it malarchy (bullshit)!

Should The United States have apologized for any disrespect of Islam by U.S. troops abroad?  Representative Ryan said yes, but he said that we should not apologize for protecting U.S. values!  Vice-President Biden continues to state that U.S. representatives worldwide will show respect for all cultures and religions.

Regarding Iran, Ryan did seem to give rhetorical ranting regarding the capacity of the Obama administration to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.  He stated that there is a current lack  of credibility, regarding this topic.  Biden added rhetoric as well, yet he said that The U.S. will not allow Iran to gain nuclear arsenal!

Unemployment was currently recognized as currently below eight percent, and the debaters were asked about how they would work to make it reach below six percent.  Vice-President Biden said that he and President Obama are continuing to work toward repairing the economy, while providing additional middle-class tax cuts.  Paul Ryan admits that job growth is slow, yet he wants more action than talk, with an economic growth of 4.3%, if he and Romney are elected.

Vice-President Biden pressed that more jobs need to be created!  He stated that this requires more action than talk, including how funds have been saved for Medicare, more benefits are being provided for Seniors, and how the Obama administration will NOT privatize Social Security during a second term!

Representative Ryan chastized Vice-President Biden for allegedly turning Medicare benefits into Obamacare!  He said that subsidies for the wealthy need to be taken down.  This was an action allegedly enacted under President Clinton.

The issue of who will pay more taxes or less taxes arose.  Vice-President Biden immediately stated that middle-class U.S. citizens will pay less taxes.  He went on, saying that a Romney-Ryan election would cut taxes for wealthy U.S. citizens, while increasing taxes for middle income U.S. citizens.

Representative Ryan stated that he and Governor Romney would try to create tax cuts to grow the national economy to a point that would help to create jobs.  He claimed to support fundemental tax reform, lowering taxes across the board, having a twenty percent universal tax cut, all of which would not raise the national deficit!  These plans would deny loopholes and deductions to higher taxpayers.

Vice-President Biden clarified Representative Ryan’s extensive tax outline.  He stated that the so-called loopholes would take needed funds from middle class U.S. citizens, while leaving those with ample funds in comfortable, tax-reduced situations.  The Vice-President called for an expiration of the tax cuts for U.S. millionaires!

Neither Vice-President Biden, nor Representative Ryan favor cutting funds for defense spending.  Yet, regarding our forces in Afghanistan, Representative Ryan does not want U.S. forces to stay there beyond 2014.  Vice-President Biden agrees that our forces should be home by 2014, as the native troops of Afghanistan should be trained properly to handle their own nation properly.  Representative Ryan said that staying into and even beyond 2014 gives rouge Afghan forces reasons to wait for later plans to surge-attack at later dates!

 Vice President Joe Biden (R) speaking in Charlotte, North Carolina September 6, 2012, and Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan, speaking in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012, are shown in this combination photo. REUTERS-Mike Segar (L)-Jason Reed (R)

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/11/14376267-biden-and-ryan-tangle-in-free-wheeling-debate?lite&GT1=43001
http://www.salon.com/topic/2012_vice_presidential_debate
http://www.newsday.com/…./2012-vice-presidential-debate=1.4103238#1
http://www.examiner.com/…/the-vice-presidential-debate-of-2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/us/politics/vice-presidential-debates-make-memorable-moments.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/11/paul-ryan-obamacare_n_1960120.html?utm_hp_ref=business
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/vice-presidential-debate-2012-winner-joe-biden-paul-ryan-who-won-analysis-reaction-brazile-dowd-wallace-17459507

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Ahmadinejad Continues to Evade Answers!

October 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )


I am actually sitting here, watching Piers Morgan interviewing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and it is actually disgusting!  I do not know why I am watching it.  The program is not doing anything for my intellectual advancement, or for my psychological comfort.  The bits and pieces of the interview that are making it to my ears are flowing into my body, thus causing dizzying sensations within my head, and feelings of nausea within my abdomen.

I called myself wanting to watch the program because I wanted to be enlightened by what was being discussed.  I wanted to hear what Morgan would ask the Iranian President, and what the responses would be.  As usual with inquiries placed toward Ahmadinejad, his answers were evasive, abrasive, and at times, outright bullshit!

Morgan continues to beat at Ahmadinejad for an answer about his belief of The Holocaust.  Time and time again, the leader of Iran has denied that this horrific event of World War II ever occurred.  He has stated that The Holocaust is a myth, while suggesting that nations like Canada, or The United States, offer some of their land to create a new Nation of Israel!

Ahmadinejad responded to questions regarding his beliefs of the rights of freedoms for homosexuals.   He asked Piers Morgan whether or not he believed that anyone is giving birth through homosexuality.  The Iranian President then stated that “homosexuality ceases procreation”.

However, he did condemn the terrorist actions that took place in Benghazi, where U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and other U.S. citizens were murdered.  Ahmadinejad said that “what took place was ugly”“This has very little or nothing to do with freedom of speech”, the Iranian President stated.

Ahmadinejad followed up with his continuing arguments on his nation’s possibility for having nuclear arsenal.  He states that any nation should have the right to defend itself, declaring that one with an ancient history such as Iran should have the credible capacity to stand up to threats from outside sources.  Current intelligence sources within The United States do not believe that Iran has nuclear weapons, yet it is believed that Iran is in the process of attempting to develop one.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking to CNN's Piers Morgan in New York

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cnn.com/…/meast/iran-ahmadinejad-interview/index.html
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/president-mahmoud-ahmadinejad-interviewed-by-piers-1342188
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/23/world/la-fg-iran-intel-20120224
http://middleeast.about.com/od/iran/f/iranian-nukes-faq.htm
http://www.upi.com/blog/2012/09/24/Watch-Piers-Morgans-very-lively-debate-with-Ahmadinejad-about-homosexuality/2141348518107/
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2935772/posts?page=13
http://www.mrc.org/node/41350
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