NOT to Be Tolerated; NOT AT ALL!

July 28, 2015 at 7:49 PM (animal activism, cultural acknowledgment, curious research, current news, environmental issues, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


Alright, alright, alright (shout-out to Matthew…)!  It has been A WHILE since I have actually sat my fuzzy behind down and blogged!  Yet, after tonight’s events, I could not stay away any longer.  Writing and blogging is what I love to do, after all, so I need to get back into the swing of things.  Besides, with the winds blowing from this shit that has occurred just recently, I can NOT just let it ride without saying something somewhere to someone!  DAMN IT!!!

I am sure that anyone with any level of cognizance has heard the news events of today.  Specifically, I am referring to what went down in Africa; Zimbabwe.  One of these assholes who feels that it is a fun and entertaining thing to hunt animals for sport went into The Hwange National Park of Zimbabwe, armed with a rifle, and targeting wild animals.  This man (term used loosely…) named Walter James Palmer, a resident of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, entered the supposed sanctuary on the evening of July 6 with intentions to slaughter the wondrous wildcat.

Palmer was accompanied by Johnny Rodrigues, the head of The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (of all things…).  It was at night, and they were using a spotlight to locate the lions.  When Cecil was seen, the men tied a dead animal to their vehicle, using it’s scent to lure Cecil toward them.  They drove out of the park, with Cecil in pursuit, and Palmer initially shot the lion with an arrow!  This did not kill the cat, and he was able to escape.

However, Palmer and Rodrigues tracked Cecil down, locating him roughly forty hours later.  That is when they murdered the lion with a shotgun!  Moments later, the men saw that Cecil had been suited with a GPS tracking collar, and they attempted to destroy it, in an attempt to keep their cover!

Adding to the horror, these men (if you choose to call them such…) beheaded and skinned Cecil!  The lion’s head has yet to be located.  As is the way of nature, the cub’s of Cecil’s now will fall under the will of the next lead lion, which is called Jericho.  This lion likely will kill Cecil’s cubs, as is the way of nature, to ensure the future of his own bloodline!

Palmer is accused of killing “Cecil the lion” in Zimbabwe. Cecil ...

 

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/28/africa/zimbabwe-lion-killed/index.html
http://mashable.com/2015/07/28/cecil-the-lion-killed-by-dentist
http://news.sky.com/story/152649   
http://deadspin.com/dipshit-midwestern-dentist…lion-1720587798 
http://patch.com/…dentist-reportedly-killed…famous-lion-report
http://www.aspca.org

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A Brief Recognition of Gold!

August 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM (curious research, environmental issues, human life issues, legal issues, science and technology, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


Gold!  It is not at all something with which we are unfamiliar.  For millennia, humanity has yearned for, relished after, and been wanton with the precious metal for reasons of all imagination. The beauty and the brilliance of it has made gold one of the most prime materials of the planet!

Albeit it likely has been a part of the planetary system since the origins of Earth, gold was discovered relatively recently. During the nineteenth century, within January of 1848, General John A. Sutter lead a group of miners in the mountainous regions of California. He and his team entered this area at Coloma, California. The workers ended up excavating a previously unknown element which turned out to be of extreme value! The miners digging within the caves of these mountains were able to dig out gold from beneath the layers of rock.

The gold that these miners excavated amounted to roughly twenty-three carats. It was a valuable discovery, yet it did not prove to be worthwhile for General Sutter and his workers. They wound up losing the diggings to Mexican people, neighbors, as well as rouge employees! Tough Stuff!!!

Gold is considered to be a precious metal, rated as 79 on The Periodic Table of Elements. It is rated above other precious metals that include silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium. The only precious metal rated higher than gold currently is iridium, which is 77 on The Periodic Table.

Our Earth is the only place we know of to find solid gold deposits. Most of this is located beneath the continental grounds of Africa, The Americas, and Asia. It is the most precious of the precious metals on the planet, as we currently claim eight. These include gold, along with silver, platinum, palladium, osmium, iridium, rhodium, and ruthenium, all in that order.

Pot of Gold

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jpmorgan-buy-gold-084720781.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CWZZxVSwRgAbPXQtDMD
http://goldseek.com
http://www.kitco.com
http://goldsilver.com/industrt-news
http://www.mining.com/gold
http://www.goldprice.org
http://science.slashdot.com/story/10/…gold-and-water-on-the-moon

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Recognizing and Reviving The Great Barrier Reef!

July 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM (animal activism, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, human life issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


It is like we just are not getting the general message.  Planet Earth is NOT ours to do with in any manner that we please!  It may seem that way, to the buffoons that do not know any better, yet the consequences will rebound!  It might not be right now, yet our grandchildren, or perhaps their grandchildren, will have to suffer through what we are creating.

One of the latest incidences of human insanity is what occurred off of the Australian coast last week.  The United States Marines and Navy were having joint military training exercises in conjunction with military forces from Australia.  It was a training event held every two years, called Talisman Saber.  This exercise combines a total of 28,000 troops from Australia and The U.S. for a three-week combat training program.

At some point during the training last week, two U.S. AV-8B Harrier fighter jets were launched from The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard to participate in fighter exercises.  Both jets fired nullified bombs, including one laser-guided explosive, into the waters off of Australia’s northwestern coast.  The bombs did not explode, and they were said to have been dropped into the ocean waters over 164 feet away from The Great Barrier Reef, as so “to minimalize possible damage”.

Well, there is outrage to this action!  Any damage, minimal, or otherwise, is outrageous!  Albeit we are the self-proclaimed dominant species of Earth (no one else has yet to challenge us…), we must recognize that designation comes with the responsibility of maintaining and protecting this planet.  Something so precious and pristine as The Great Barrier Reef needs to be nurtured regularly, I stumble to say even fortified.  We can NOT continue to disregard it blithely, as if it will be there forever, littering within it, destroying it’s plant and animal life, ruining it’s surrounding waters, and just generally shitting upon it with broad smiles! NO, damn it!

Senator Larissa Waters of Australia’s Green Party, has spoken on the recent dumping at The Great Barrier Reef.  Senator Waters has called the dumping outrageous, as she asked The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, “have we gone completely mad”?  The Australian politician stands firmly against forces of other nations dropping bombs into the waters off of her nation’s coasts, especially in the face of destroying wildlife.

It almost seems as if the message is not getting out.  Every other day, there is a new message about something new that is happening harmful to some portion of our planet.   Not enough people care because nothing is happening to cut us in our faces actually and directly for us to take notice, then to take meaningful action!  When it is too late, it will be too late, yet we can do more to save things before it reaches that fateful point!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57594730/u.s-drops-bombs-on-australias-great-barrier-reef-marine-park/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/21/world/asia/australia-reef-u-s-bombs/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0721/US-Navy-drops-four-unarmed-bombs-on-Great-Barrier-Reef

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/places/parks-and-nature-places/oceans/oceans-barrier-reef/

http://greatbarrierreef.org

http://www.wwf.org.au/…/priority_ocean_places/great_barrier_reef

http://www.getup.org.au/…/great-barrier-reef/save-the-reef

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2044585,00.html

http://www.savethereef.net.au

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…and I did!

June 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM (childcare and child protection, climate studies, current news, environmental issues, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, movie reviews, science and technology, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


It was aiight!  I had a good time watching it.  I can see where some of the critics say it was overblown, yet it was meant to be a bit off the hinges.  After all, it is a film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, so… you get what you get…. and you will enjoy it!  Shyamalan did the direction of After Earth, while the production of the film was in the hands of The Mr. and Mrs. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her brother, Caleeb Pinkett, and, Mr. Will Smith’s business associate, Mr. James Lassiter.

Anyhow.  The plot goes with the idea of all of humanity choosing to leave Earth in the year 2025, after we have ultimately f-ed up the planet!  (That actually is not enough time for us to have developed intergalactic space travel, or to have located another habitable world for the entire planetary population, but that is another story….)  After one thousand years have passed, we have managed to find another world to infest, I mean to populate, called Nova Prime.  It is the year 3000, and society is patrolled by a system known as The Ranger Corps.

Cypher Raige (Will Smith) is the lead general of The Ranger Corps.  He is known for being strict and a stern disciplinarian.  His son is Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith), who just has been recruited into The Corps.  This is an issue for Cypher because he sees his son as a child without discipline, while always into mischief.  Meanwhile, Kitai yearns for his father’s respect, attention, and most of all, his love, as he attempts t become the strongest ranger that has been seen in this corps.

Cypher engages in a discussion with his wife, Faia (Sophie Okonedo), about their son.  Faia pleads with Cypher, urging him to see that Kitai wants his respect and his love.  She requests of her husband to take their son with him on his next training mission, and Cypher agrees.   Cypher sets forth with Kitai to a location that is unfamiliar to the younger Raige, yet the father does identify to his son as to where they have arrived….  Earth!

Indeed, in truth, not enough time has passed for creatures to have evolved into enormous dino-birds, or animals of unrecognizable features to be meandering about the planet.  A mere one thousand years is not enough time for evolution to take hold for drastic changes in appearance of anything to happen.  A wolf will still be a wolf, a snake will still be a snake, a bird will still be a bird, so that part of the story is bullshit!  However, there was a bit of allure to the story in the idea of the fact that humanity should keep in mind that continuous damage to the planet at our hands will lead to a probable need to evacuate Earth!  If that is the case, where will we go?

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I had to put in The Beebs, featuring Lil’ Jaden!

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Facing the Facts!

April 8, 2013 at 12:10 AM (astronomy topics, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, medical concerns, political atmosphere, public debate, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip) (, , , , )


…but for the STUPIDITY of sheep!  Actually, this is quite funny!  Not being an overly religious zealot, or one too eager to believe any and everything that I hear, I am completely amused at some current clips regarding the irrational and illogical ideas of some United States citizens.  It is funny, yet ultimately, it can be disturbing and distressing.

These details actually were released at the start of last week.  As I am watching / listening to Bill Maher in the background, I chose to view The Internet for some of the current political jargon and conspiracy theories that are going back and forth.  I found myself stopped when I opened one link, where details regarding U.S. opinions could be found.

The Guardian, an online news presentation out of The United Kingdom, presented an Internet article this past Tuesday.  It gave details regarding a survey taken by Public Policy Polling.  This is an U.S. survey system which regularly conducts inquiries and studies of U.S. public opinions.  Some of their latest popular inquiries probe the thoughts of citizens regarding political views, specifically concerning ideas on opinions about popular candidates.  However, one of the polls strayed from current politics altogether, as it presented details on U.S. thoughts about conspiracy theories!

After what I read, I was highly amused, then surprisingly agitated.  Surely, people out there are not that silly, not that stupid!  Several of the questions asked for the survey were about political issues, yet others turned toward it’s interrogations of participants on their ideas about topics that included Bigfoot, crack-cocaine, media-connected mind control, September 11, 2011, and even unidentified flying objects.  It was amazing, stunning, and even scary to read the results of these polls!

Well, one poll conducted was about the belief in extraterrestrials.  The results of that survey showed that 29% of people questioned do believe that extraterrestrial life exists.  Perhaps that is a somewhat small figure, yet I suppose it is nearly accurate for one random poll.  I do think that is a small number, being one that does believe that such a topic is factual, but I do realize that so many others are against the idea until actually obvious proof is presented.  For whatever reason, so many people refuse to believe, are uncapable of recognizing, that the universe is vast, and it would be senseless for our planet to be the only planet harboring life.  Surely they are out there, they just may be a long, long way away!

Also, there remain conspiracy theories about the 1963-1972 Apollo Program.  Several rumors and related conversations can be heard, regarding ideas that The Apollo moon landings never occurred.  There are several claims that the entire effort at trips to and from The Moon by N.A.S.A. was a hoax!  Chatter is spread, including statements like there are no stars seen in the moon landing photos, the actual photos would have melted because of radioactive heat at the surface of the moon, and faked photographs because of too many alleged light sources at the lunar landing site.

Topics about the national government were presented into polls.  The assassination of John F. Kennedy was a topic, where 51% of persons polled feel that a greater conspiracy was at play surrounding the murder of The 35th President.  As I was not around at the time of the event, I go off of what I have heard and read, which has lead to a personal belief that more happened than what has been told to the general public.  There seems to be too much information regarding several gunshots having gone off, not just the single shot that allegedly was behind President Kennedy’s murder.

Our Planet Earth is getting warmer, and that is a FACT!  Yet, according to this poll, there is a 37% level of people questioned who think that global warming is a joke!  Another 12% of people questioned could not say one way or another about the legitimacy of global warming.  However, 51% of people polled do realize that global warming is NOT a hoax, nor is it some conspiracy theory!

A disturbing announcement was that this poll is revealing that nearly one out of four U.S. citizens believes that President Obama is The Antichrist!  I nearly choked while chuckling, before trying to realize that there is a large number of religious zealots out there.  Added to that thought, so many people still want to put The President in some level of light to degrade him, despite the work he has been doing to assist and to stabilize our nation, even getting our soldiers out of Afghanistan and Iraq!  Additionally, President Obama has done surprisingly GOOD things for this nation, including working to create policies for the regulations of carbon monoxide emissions, working to save U.S. banks before any financial collapses, removing restrictions on stem cell research, working to positively revise Medicare, closing Guantanamo Bay, and signing the $789 billion economic stimulus package-plan (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).

I suppose it is not unusual that such actions like the consistent dissemination of falsified facts occur regularly.  It is likely a part of our culture, of human nature, to have a need to fabricate information, to elaborate upon fantasies, according to some need for keeping ourselves excited and enthused about the surrounding world.  The particular details that were provided by The Guardian merely display the nature of how various segments of society go about recognizing reality, and interpreting information that often is presented through media sources, along with public conversational interaction.

Conspiracy theories

PLEASE….SEE THESE SITES!!!

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

http://www.bigfootencounters.com  

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2009/06/how-obama-saved-the-banks-without-a-bank-plan/19033/

http://financialpress.com/2013/03/11/obamas-fix-for-medicare/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_assassination_conspiracy_theories

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Global_warming_conspiracy_theory

http://moonlanding.us/

http://www.braeunig.us/space/hoax.htm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/obama-the-antichrist-global-warming-a-myth-lizard-people-controlling-the-world-conspiracy-theory-research-reveals-bizarre-beliefs-prevalent-in-us-8558384.html

http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo/moon_hoax_FAQ.html

http://www.howstuffworks.com/conspiracy-theory.htm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/…people-believe-in-conspiracies

http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=How+many+people+believe+conspiracy+theories

http://www.bizarrebytes.com/top-10-most-popular-conspiracy-theories/

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The Comet of The Century at Christmas 2013!

February 6, 2013 at 8:12 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, environmental issues, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip)


Having survived the scare of 2012, the fascination of wandering space chunks does continue!  More recent updates are presented that give details about other objects that will present displays to Planet Earth.  A recent report relays information on a comet travelling inward from the edges of the solar system, likely to be a sight to see later this year!

Comet C/20012 S1, also called Comet ISON, is being eyed currently, mostly with curiousity and intrigue.  This one is not going to pose any threat to the planet, yet it is expected to be a sight that will rival anything that will be seen for over one hundred years.  This comet is supposed to illuminate the night skies with such intensity that scientists already are planning to label it as a “comet of the century”!

The comet will fly past The Sun around November 28.  It is supposed to pass at a distance of 800,000 miles from the surface of our star.  Supposedly, it could survive the incredible heat, and the possible coronal mass ejections, so it will continue on a journey back into the solar system.  The power of The Sun’s heat will cause more dust and gas to be released from Comet ISON, allowing it to have an exceptionally lengthy and luminous tail as it approaches Earth on it’s outward journey.

Scientists with N.A.S.A. have been studying Comet ISON, though it was discovered by Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok.  These scientists worked with The International Scientific Optical Network at Kislovodsk, Russia.  There, the team of scientists have been studying Comet ISON as it has passed through the outer regions of our solar system, including the intrigues of The Oort Cloud.

Comet ISON will pass nearest to Earth on December 26, 2013.  At that point, the comet will be at a distance of 40 million miles from our world.  Certified scientists are stating that this comet is NOT a threat to us, and it is NOT going to strike the planet!  There is no need to fear…..

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-probe-snaps-photos-potential-comet-century-115251441.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0206/Comet-ISON-NASA-releases-first-photos-of-comet-of-the-century-video
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-047&rn=news.xml&rst=3681
http://science.nasa.gov/…/science-at-nasa-2013/18jan_cometison
http://www.planetary.org/…/2013/02051500-deep-impact-ison.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45XUzf_741A
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Five Minutes, and NOBODY’S MOVING?

January 23, 2013 at 12:44 AM (animal activism, childcare and child protection, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, human life issues, late night studies, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, science and technology, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


It may or may not seem that this is one clock in particular to which many of the significant levels of society are paying attention.  The clock itself could be more of a hype issue to bring a greater level of attention to a broader subject, yet the fact is that it’s presence is apparent should be to the general attention of all concerned human beings.  It is ticking, as it has been since it’s creation, and it is eerily moving closer to the alarm point!

The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by atomic scientists working with The University of Chicago.  It was during that year when the hands of the clock were set at 11:53 p.m..  Since then, the clock has made significant drops to signify that the world was close to global annihilion, being less than that amount of time from the end of civilization as it is currently understood.

During 1949, The Soviet Union detonated it’s first atomic bomb, which lead to the start of the nuclear arms race between that nation and The United States.  At that point, The Doomsday Clock was moved to four minutes to midnight.  Merely four years later, The U.S. and The U.S.S.R. made test runs of thermonuclear weapons, which moved the clock to a startling one minute before midnight!

The clock has shifted back and forth like a roller coaster since that year!  The beginning of the sixties had the clock at a seemingly safe spot of eleven minutes away from midnight.  1965 brought an Indo-Pakistani War (The Second Kashmir War), and 1967 brought The Six Day War between Israel against the Arab nations of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.  Yet, an abrupt change occurred during 1968, when the clock shifted down to seven minutes before midnight, as The Vietnam War worsened.  Then, China and France acquired nuclear weapons!

The 1970s were seemingly safe, with The Doomsday Clock remaining no closer than nine minutes before midnight.  However, an abrupt change occurred during 1981, as The Soviet-Afghan War increased tensions between The United States and The Soviet Union.  The Clock fell to four minutes before midnight that year!  It was at the end of the 1980s when The U.S. and The U.S.S.R. signed The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty to eradicate all conventional and nuclear ground-based missiles of specified ranges.

By 1991, The Clock was a total of seventeen minutes away from midnight; a seemingly safe spot!  This indeed was the most secure setting of The Doomsday Clock, as it fell three minutes four years later, followed by a five minute fall three years behind that year, in 1998!  It was seeming that The Doomsday Clock was not going to turn back toward the better side with the turn of the millenium, as it’s 2002 recording indicated that it was merely seven minutes before midnight!

Another fall was indicated with the arrival of 2007, with a two minute time reduction.  However, a seemingly positive outlook was presented with the arrival of the first decade change of the twenty-first century.  2010 showed that The Doomsday Clock had gained a minute, resting at 11:54 p.m..  Yet, it was abruptly altered during 2012, with the clock losing a minute due to a global failure of commitment by worldwide governments to handle nuclear arsenal, to make adjustments to nuclear power safety levels, and to make greater efforts at strengthened adjustments to deal with global climate change.

Now, current news bulletins are broadcasting that The Doomsday Clock is set at five minutes before midnight as 2013 has begun.  Announcements are being broadcast to state that last year was the hottest recorded year within the contiguous United States, while the land was stricken by severe storms and devastated by disatrous droughts.  Current recognition of extreme nuclear arsenal between The United States and nations of the former Soviet Union do indicate the possibility of these weapons being able to get into the hands of the wrong people at the wrong times, leading to grave amounts of global destruction, and extreme levels of death!

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has written a letter to President Obama.  It has congratulated The President for his efforts at securing nuclear arsenal, while he has assisted with The U.S. government to to work toward supporting renewable energy.  Yet, The Bulletin has requested that President Obama to become more active with addressing climate change as it affects Earth on the whole scale.

Indeed, more attention needs to be brought to The Doomsday Clock.  If a greater amount of the global society on the whole is aware of this presence, and what it means to all of us, it is likely that more will be done to assist with protecting all that it stands to protect; all of us!  Right now, it sits at five minutes before midnight (the deadline), which really does not sound like much……

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://cir.ca/story/doomsday-clock-2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/doomsday-clock-2013-minutes-midnight-atomic_n_2498446.html

http://www.inquisitr.com/482059/doomsday-clock-set-at-5-minutes-to-midnight/

http://news.yahoo.com/end-near-doomsday-clock-holds-5-till-midnight-232147095.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34861708/ns/technology_and_science/t/doomsday-clock-set-back-one-minute/

http://business.topnewstoday.org/business/article/4238066

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070117200155AAxnvoS

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Oahu: Coming Down and Spreading Out!

December 30, 2012 at 2:25 AM (climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, late night studies, science and technology, terrestrial studies)


Scientific researchers who actually are getting paid to produce results are revealing information that may or may not be pertinent to the world at large, depending on the general point of view.  There is one study that has been conducted which has gone into the details of the geologic situation of The Hawaiian Islands, as they relate to their positioning upon the planet.  More precise examinations delve into reviews of how the geologic mechanics of the island of Oahu are showing that it is succumbing to it’s own tectonic activities!

Research from recent studies involved with programs that include Brigham Young University and The United States Geological Survey are showing that major mountains on Oahu eventually will reduce to ground-level basins.  It seems that elevated tidal surges will lead to gradual rates of erosion upon the rock surface of Oahu.  After years and years of degradation by the continuous water flow, the island eventually will dissolve!

The major mountain range of Oahu, Waianae, and it’s major peak,  Koolau, are supposed to diminish to flat, island-like surfaces!  They will have dissolved because of increased levels of water upon the island chain, also.  Researchers have identified that more than one type of rock comprises The Hawaiian Islands, and that will be a determining factor in identifying how the levels of erosion will affect the rates at which the land levels and mountains are eroding.

Whereas the rock surface of Oahu is eroding, the island itself is projected to expand.  As the plate tectonic factors of the planet follow through, the island will grow for a continued 1.5 million years, succumbing to groundwater, then reducing to a lesser area.  Studies currently are being done by students at The University of Hawai’i, and they have been published within Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.  So, the conclusion might be that Oahu will have reduced in altitude, yet it will have increased it’s overall area!

Oahu Dissolving Into the Pacific, Shows Study

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_hawaiian-islands-dissolving-from-within_1780608

http://people.rses.anu.edu.au/lambeck_k/pdf/79.pdf

http://www.powershow.com/…/The…Oahu_powerpoint-ppt_presentation

http://worldwidescience.org/topicpages/o/oahu+island+hawaii.html

http://dc388.4shared.com/doc/cOnYk19k/preview.html

http://www.redorbit.com/feeds/science.xml

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Oh! A 2040 Impact!?!?

December 23, 2012 at 3:54 AM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, environmental issues, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, human life issues, late night studies, public debate, science and technology, web gossip)


Well!  December 21, 2012 has passed, and we are still here!  Ain’t that some shit!  Most people figured there was nothing to the entire Mayan prophecy anyhow.  Several of the ancients had forecasts for the future that never panned out to anything significant, or simply were meant to serve as instruments to be used for the benefits of future societies, on some subtle and subliminally significant levels.

The actual scientists, and those making legitimate forecasts, are keeping the general public up to date with as many heads ups as can be publicized.  More good news is coming from N.A.S.A., as it’s surveyors have been doing additional research about a possibly threatening asteroid that has the potential to harm Earth during 2040.  Their current studies show that this space rock will not bother our planet, either!

This particular asteroid has been designated as 2011 AG5.  All likelyhood is that this space rock will not bring any danger to Earth.  Current studies from legitimate N.A.S.A. scientists are revealing that this asteroid has less than a one percent chance of striking our planet during the target date of February 5, 2040!  Technically, I can still be around, yet I will be an old man.  So, I guess that it is good to know that I can focus on life issues which are more pertinent than another hurtling space rock threatening to end all life!

2011 AG5 will get no closer to Earth than twice the distance of the orbit of The Moon.  That is no closer than 553,000 miles.  Of course, N.A.S.A. scientists, along with astronomers around the planet will be watching out for anything that has the slightest sign of danger for Earth.  Current viewings made with the high-powered Gemini North Telescope at Mauna Kea are keeping watch on 2011 AG5, along with any other potentially dangerous space objects that could pose a threat to us.

Actual researchers with The N.A.S.A. Jet Propulsion Laboratory recognize 2011 AG5 as one of 8,744 near-Earth objects that are being viewed, currently.  This meteor is roughly 460 feet wide.  It travels in an orbital path that runs from slightly beyond the orbit of Mars to midway between the orbits of Earth and Venus.  Astronomers discovered it on January 8, 2011.

Mr. Don Yeomans, the manager of The N.A.S.A. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Near-Earth Object Program Office is stating that more viewings of 2011 AG5 will be made during September 2013.  At that point, the asteroid will be inside of a 91 million mile range of our planet.  This proximity will allow 2011 AG5 to be viewed with greater clarity, and to gain greater projections on it’s future paths.

2011 AG5 is expected to veer nearby Earth again during February 2023.  It will come within a distance of ninety-one million miles to our planet.  Researchers with JPL will use that pass-by to view the asteroid, making studies of it.  The space rock will fly by Earth again during February 2023, at a range of one million miles, and during 2028, passing at a distance of 10.4 million miles. 

As well, one study by The Near-Earth Object Program Office states that 2011 AG5 has a 1 in 625 chance of striking Earth on February 5, 2040!  Additionally, recent, and equally legitimate studies are further reducing the suggestion of an asteroid impact upon Earth during 2040.  Studies out of The Gemini Observatory at Hilo, Hawai’i are working with a team of astronomers from The University of Hawai’i.  Their studies have given the skies an “all clear” for that date, as 2011 AG5 is NOT supposed to pose any threat to Earth, and the asteroid has been rated at zero for it’s danger level, as designated by The Torino Impact Hazard Scale

The position data obtained for near-Earth asteroid 2011 AG5 in October 2012 was used to update its orbit and dramatically reduce its future orbital uncertainties in February 2040. In this first plot, the asteroid's possible positions in space (region of uncertainty) prior to the orbit improvement is an extremely lengthy arc that includes the position of the Earth. Hence an Earth collision could not be ruled out. (Image Credit: NASA)

 

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/21/us/space-asteroid-threat/index.html?hpt=hp_t4
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-051
http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2011-ag5-will-not-collide-with-earth-in-2040
http://www.endoftheworld2012.net/asteroidcollision2012.htm
http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x1633432173/12-21-12-Doomsday-or-just-another-day
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/asteroid-no-more-a-threat-for-earth-in-2040-nasa/article4231758.ece
http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/…hit-earth-on-feb-5-2040_1656728
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/doomsday=preppers

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Wowed About A Cheetah While Remembering It’s Place!

September 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM (animal activism, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, legal issues, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)


Again, I will admit to being a true cat fanatic!  That does include cats of all types, kitty cats of all kinds, large and small, domestic and wild.  I was delighted by the recent CNN clip about a cheetah.

Tourists had taken a journey to Africa, going on a safari trip to Kenya.  They were riding in a jeep into the safari region of Masai Mara National Reserve, viewing the exotic animals and the fascinating scenery.  None of them was prepared for the suprise that sprung upon their vehicle while in the midst of the tour!

As the passengers were slowly riding through the safari region, listening to the statements being made by the guide, they received a sudden shock.  A cheetah lept onto the half-opened roof of the jeep, and it made itself comfortable!  Obviously, everyone inside of the jeep was stunned, if not altogether scared.

The safari guide instructed the passengers to remain quiet!  He did mention that the cheetah could attack if startled by noises and sudden movements.  If the cat was to attack any of the riders inside of the jeep they more than likely would not have lived to relay the story to curious listeners at future occasions!  Obviously, the tourists followed these directions, as they possibly were bewildered and/or frightened beyond any previous experiences.

The cheetah stayed atop the open-roof jeep for roughly forty-five minutes!  It is difficult to imagine these people sitting inside of a nearly-closed space for this extended length of time, without making any movements or noises.  It is difficult to believe that at least one of them did not pee on himself, or herself!  Maybe they did!

The cheetah is one of the most endangered species of animal on the planet.  Of course, human beings are the prime cause for this situation.  There have been significant efforts to protect this animal from human interference, yet we remain responsible for the majority cause of the cheetah’s elimination from Planet Earth.  As this cat’s species population has fallen significantly within this past half-century, positive estimates indicate that up to 12,000 cheetahs, at most, remain within wilderness areas of the entire planet!

The cheetah is indigenous to the African continent.  It is highlighted regularly because of it’s status as the world’s fastest land mammal.  These feline fellows of fleetness are able to achieve speeds up to seventy miles per hour when running within open land.  A cheetah can only maintain it’s greatest speed for a distance of no more than three hundred yards, yet this is more than enough speed to catch it’s prey within free fields.  Their main hunt is the Thompson’s gazelle, a fleet-footed animal itself, which is capable of racing away at speeds up to sixty-five miles per hour!

As a true cat lover, I have a deep emotional sentiment for the cheetah.  It is upsetting to realize that this animal is so close to becoming extinct, and that humanity is the ultimate reason for this shockingly shameful situation.  Currently, there are efforts being made to protect the cheetah, hopefully working toward actually preventing the species from being eliminated for all time.  Organizations that include The A.S.P.C.A., Big Cats Wildlife Conervation Society, Cheetah Conservation Fund, The Dewildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre, The Endangered Species Coalition, and Panthera are some of the groups that are dedicating time, people, and funds toward work that is meant to save the cheetah from ultimate global eradication.  All cat lovers, all animal lovers, and all people who respect life are urged to visit these sites for the protection of cheetahs, as well as all other endangered animals!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.outtoafrica.nl/animals/engcheetah.html?zenden=2&subsoort_id=2&bestemming_id=1
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/offbeat/2012/09/20/tsr-pkg-moos-eye-to-eye-cheetah.cnn
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/cheetah-holds-kenyan-safari-hostage-45-minutes-article-1.1165212
http://www.cheetah.org/?nd=conservation
http://www.defenders.org/cheetah/basic-facts
http://wiki.answers.com/…to_protect_the_cheetahs_from_extinction
http://pictures-of-cats.org/endangered-cheetah.html

cheetah animated gifs

Check out this bootleg compilation video of various artists singing Patti LaBelle’s classic If Only You Knew!

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