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  • Weather looks favorable for Falcon 9 launch and landing (9:45pm PST/12:45am EST)

    07/17/2016 7:09:07 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 15JUL2016 | Stephen Clark
    Forecasters predict mostly clear skies and light winds at the surface and aloft for Mondays launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, favorable conditions for the boosters liftoff and landing at Cape Canaveral. The official launch weather forecast released Friday by the U.S. Air Forces 45th Weather Squadron calls for a 90 percent of acceptable conditions for liftoff at 12:45:29 a.m. EDT (0445:29 GMT) Monday. A weather axis draped over Central Florida will lift north over the weekend, setting up generally good weather Monday. This will result in moderate temperatures and...
  • Live coverage: Juno spacecraft hours away from arriving at Jupiter

    07/04/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 74 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 4JUL2016 | Stephen Clark
    18:19 Juno should now be starting a slow maneuver from its power-generating sun-pointing attitude toward the orientation required for tonight's Jupiter Orbit Insertion burn. This slow precession maneuver should take about 21 minutes, then Juno will hold its position before starting a faster precession to the burn attitude. 17:56 Last pre-JOI image from JunoCam Here is the official caption from NASA: "This is the final view taken by the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft before Juno's instruments were powered down in preparation for orbit insertion. Juno obtained this color view on June 29, 2016, at a distance of 3.3...
  • Sacramento Kings Pull ‘Year Of The Monkey’ Shirts On First Day Of Black History Month

    02/02/2016 9:03:40 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 56 replies
    C-BS Sacramento ^ | 1FEB2016 | Kyle Buis
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - The Sacramento Kings scrapped plans for a T-shirt giveaway at the last-minute on Monday after DeMarcus Cousins reportedly objected to them. The shirts were part of the Sacramento Kings' celebration of the Lunar New Year in February. The shirts depicted a purple monkey symbolizing the year of the monkey in the Chinese New Year in the team's color. The giveaway seems to have been unfortunately planned as Monday was the first day of Black History Month. Referring to African-Americans as monkeys or lower forms of primates has been considered racist, and a shirt with a monkey on...
  • There's a First Time for Everything: Dinosaur Shovels Snow in Kentucky

    01/24/2016 8:23:29 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 22JAN2016 | Emily Shapiro
    That's one way to bring humor to a snowy situation. A man donned a dinosaur costume to shovel snow in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His wife, Amy Saxon White, told ABC News that he got the costume for Halloween and he loves to dress up for the kids. He decided to put the costume back on in the snow to give a friend a laugh, she said. White posted the photo to Facebook around 9 a.m. today and it already has over 2 million views. "Only my hubs," the caption reads. Kentucky is one of many states that has declared a...
  • Moon Village Is International Space Station Successor, Stepping Stone To Mars: ESA Head

    01/18/2016 8:28:52 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 16JAN2016 | Katherine Derla
    European Space Agency's head Jan Woerner released the vision outline for the Moon Village, which could replace the International Space Station as early as 2030. The lunar village will be composed of structures created by 3D printers and robots using Moon dusts as raw materials. Woerner became the ESA head in July 2015 and made the Moon mission the space agency's central project. Woerner added that this lunar project is a crucial step towards the future flight to Mars. "I looked into the requirements I see for a project after ISS. As of today, I see the Moon Village as...
  • Snotty Katie Couric Interviews Cruz on Climate Change – Video

    01/17/2016 6:33:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 17JAN2016 | Youtube
    See if you agree that she’s being snotty. Do all those scientists and the Pope have it wrong? asks Couric. “Satellite data show that for the last 17 years there has been no significant recorded warming,” Cruz calmly answers. “None.”It’as a partisan agenda, Cruz insists. The solution is always “more government control of the environment, of the economy, of energy, and our lives.” (Until watching this, I didn’t know that both of his Cruz’s parents were scientists.)Video at link.
  • Recovered Falcon 9 booster fires again at Cape Canaveral

    01/16/2016 8:32:03 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 16JAN2016 | Stephen Clark
    The Falcon 9 booster that dramatically flew back to Earth last month following a commercial satellite launch ignited again Friday in a hold-down test at SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral launch pad, days before the company is due to launch its next mission from California, officials said. SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk tweeted that the “data looks good overall” but one of the Merlin engines — Engine No. 9 — showed thrust fluctuations during the test firing. Officials did not say how long the nine-engine first stage fired at the Complex 40 launch pad at Cape Canaveral, where the Falcon 9 took...
  • CNN Anti Gun Op Ed Calls For MARTIAL LAW, Obama To Go Full Dictator

    01/10/2016 10:36:33 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7JAN2016 | Aleister
    Elliot Fineman, of the National Gun Victims Action Council, has penned an op ed on CNN.com calling for Obama to declare a "National State of Emergency for the Gun Violence Epidemic." He says this needs to "include universal REAL backgrounds checks, suspending the gun industry's immunity from lawsuits, monitoring ammunition sales and banning those on the terror watch list from buying guns." Fineman goes on to say: It is clear why a National State of Emergency scares the gun lobby and pro-gun lawmakers - it would neutralize them. My organization is encouraging a petition. As we tune in to CNN's...
  • Man 'walks off cliff and plummets 60 feet to his death on Christmas Day while distracted by his cell

    12/27/2015 10:00:00 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 26 December 201526DEC2015 | ZOE SZATHMARY
    Emergency responders were at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California, on Friday after a man fell over, local media reported. Bill Bender with San Diego Lifeguards at Sunset Cliffs told NBC San Diego: 'Witnesses stated seeing someone distracted by an electronic device and he just fell over the edge. '(He) wasn't watching where he was walking, he was looking down at the device in his hands.' He was declared dead at the scene, the television station reported.
  • Tiger Stream Box: The Next Gen Internet Streaming Device (VANITY)

    12/27/2015 3:50:30 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    FR ^ | 27DEC2015 | Jack Hydrazine
    I saw this internet streaming box being advertised on the Next News Network and wondered if anyone has heard about it and what your opinions might be. It is supposed to supplant cable, Roku, and many others.
  • Wow! SpaceX Lands Orbital Rocket Successfully in Historic First

    12/21/2015 8:08:25 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 78 replies
    Space.com ^ | 21DEC2015 | Mike Wall
    The third attempt at a historic reusable-rocket milestone was the charm for SpaceX. The private spaceflight company brought the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth for a soft touchdown tonight (Dec. 21), pulling off history's first-ever rocket landing during an orbital launch. (Blue Origin, the company led by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, landed its New Shepard booster successfully last month, but that occurred during a suborbital test.) The Falcon 9 blasted off at 8:29 p.m. EST today (0129 GMT on Dec. 22) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, tasked with delivering to orbit 11 spacecraft...
  • Rocket landing at Cape Canaveral planned after SpaceX launch (liftoff TODAY 5:29pm PST/8:29pm EST)

    12/20/2015 12:13:01 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 55 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 19DEC2015 | Stephen Clark
    Artist's concept of a Falcon 9 booster stage descending to a landing site at Cape Canaveral. Credit: SpaceX Assuming SpaceX's plans come to fruition, a Falcon 9 flight from Cape Canaveral on Sunday will end with a vertical rocket-assisted landing at an abandoned Cold War-era launch facility a few miles away. SpaceX confirmed the rocket's first stage, a slender cylindrical kerosene-fed rocket body standing 156 feet tall, will aim for a controlled touchdown at a landing pad the company rented from the U.S. Air Force less than six miles south of the Falco 9's Complex 40 launch pad. Liftoff...
  • SpaceX plans to return Falcon 9 rocket to flight Sunday

    12/19/2015 6:54:54 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 19DEC2015 | Stepehen Clark
    SpaceX says Sunday is the target launch date for the first launch of a remodeled version of its Falcon 9 rocket, and the launcher’s first mission since a June failure, after completing a practice countdown and engine ignition test Friday. The mission’s firsts, including a possible landing attempt for the Falcon 9’s first stage, make it a critical launch for SpaceX as the company simultaneously resumes flying its fully-booked manifest, debuts a new generation Falcon booster, and continues a lengthy research and development initiative into rocket reusability. Sunday’s launch attempt is timed for 8:29 p.m. EST (0129 GMT Monday) from...
  • That's one way to escape the smog! Bottles of FRESH AIR from Canada are a hot sale in China (trunc)

    12/14/2015 7:35:28 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 15 replies
    Daily Mail.co.uk ^ | 14DEC2015 | CHLOE LYME
    Since China's capital city Beijing issued its first ever air pollution red alert last week, sales of bottled Canadian fresh mountain air to Chinese customers have soared. Two entrepreneurs from Alberta have been selling Vitality Air for just over a year, but over the last two weeks their sales to China have increased dramatically, reports The People's Daily Online. The red alert over air pollution was issued by Beijing authorities on December 7, lasting three days, amid the second bout of bad air this month. During this time PM2.5 levels - tiny hazardous airborne particles - exceeded 900 micrograms per...
  • DHS's everyones a terrorist app. comes to New York

    11/29/2015 7:18:01 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    MassPrivateI ^ | 25NOV2015 | Staff Writer
    Stealing a page out of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia's police state, which intimidated their citizens into informing on each other. DHS/law enforcement have created an everyone's a terrorist app. called "See Something, Send Something". DHS's spying app. is new to New York but it's been around since 2008. DHS's spying app. is currently being used in Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. "The free app is a nationwide suspicious activity reporting Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) tool for citizens to help in the fight against terrorism..." Click here to read how law enforcement is creating SAR reports on our social,...
  • 15 Rules From the Hobo Ethical Code of 1889

    11/28/2015 3:57:04 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 85 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 14SEP2015 | Staff Writer
    At the 1889 National Hobo Convention in St. Louis, a strict ethical code was established for all hobos to follow. Here are some tips we could all use, no matter what you carry in your rucksack. 1. YOU DO YOU. "Decide your own life, don't let another person run or rule you." 2. SHOW SOME RESPECT. "When in town, always respect the local law and officials, and try to be a gentleman at all times." 3. DON'T BE AN OPPORTUNIST. "Don't take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation, locals or other hobos." 4. GET A JOB. "Always...
  • 17 Oklahoma earthquakes of 2.6 magnitude or greater recorded since Thursday's 4.7

    11/21/2015 8:55:55 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    TulsaWorld.com ^ | 21NOV2015 | Althea Peterson
    Three earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or greater shook an area just northwest of Medford in Grant County within a 15-minute time period Thursday evening. The first and biggest of the three, a 4.1 magnitude temblor, hit at 4:40 p.m. and could be felt as far as the Tulsa area to the east and Wichita, Kansas, to the north, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The measurement initially went out as a 4.6 magnitude quake, but was quickly amended to 4.1 on the Geological Survey's website. Two more earthquakes followed from the same area between 8 to 9 miles northwest of...
  • Hawaii’s first satellite launch set for Tuesday (Liftoff 4:30pm HAST/9:30pm EST)

    11/03/2015 5:39:12 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 37 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 3NOV2015 | Stephen Clark
    U.S. military authorities have granted approval for liftoff Tuesday of a simplified satellite launcher from Hawaii on a test flight officials say will help drive down the costs of sending small spacecraft into orbit. Standing 67 feet tall and measuring 5 feet in diameter, the Super Strypi launch vehicle is based on a Cold War-era suborbital sounding rocket design, but with modern propulsion and a purpose-built launch pad at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The rocket was supposed to blast off Oct. 29, but launch crews encountered issues in pre-flight processing that put the mission...
  • 1933: 7 Visions of William Branham (for America)

    10/31/2015 4:54:12 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    williambranham.com ^ | 1933 | William Branham
    1933 Seven Visions (Concerning Endtime Events From 1933 to The End) (excerpt) Just as God revealed to Daniel those things that would take place from then until the end of time, so it was in June of 1933, when Brother Branham was conducting services in the old Masonic Hall on Meggs Avenue in Jeffersonville, that Seven Major events were revealed to him which were to come to pass before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. On this June morning, just before he was to preach, this series of Visions appeared to him. The Seven Visions Vision One: He saw...
  • It is here: Court ruling paves way for mass confiscation of firearms in America

    10/24/2015 8:15:47 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 137 replies
    Intellihub ^ | 22OCT2015 | Alex Thomas
    In a ruling that directly paves the way for mass confiscation of firearms in America, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a much-anticipated decision, has upheld the constitutionality of the New York SAFE Act of 2013. Shockingly, the court ruled that nearly all of the most drastic gun control law in the history of the United States did not violate the Second Amendment and is therefore constitutional. Thats right, a law passed in the wake of Sandy Hook that included and paved the way for confiscation of millions of legally purchased firearms has been ruled constitutional...
  • Big Banks to Americas Firms: We Dont Want Your Cash

    10/24/2015 7:06:58 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 22OCT2015 | Gary Franchi
    U.S. banks are going to new lengths to ward off a surprising threat to their financial health: big cash deposits.
  • Superyacht Getaway Subs And Luxury Bomb Shelters: The Elite Are The Most Paranoid Preppers Of All

    10/24/2015 8:42:07 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 64 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | 23OCT2015 | Tyler Durden
    When it comes to prepping, many among the elite take things to an entirely different level. As you will see below, the elite are willing to pay big money for cutting edge home security measures, luxury bomb shelters and superyacht getaway submarines. Some of the things that the elite are demanding for their own protection go beyond even what we would see in a James Bond film, and serving the prepping needs of the elite has become a multi-billion dollar business. Meanwhile, the media outlets that the elite own continue to mock the rest of us for getting prepared. All...
  • Why Are The IMF, The UN, The BIS And Citibank All Warning That An Economic Crisis Could Be Imminent?

    10/10/2015 8:12:07 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com ^ | 8OCT2015 | Michael Snyder
    The warnings are getting louder. Is anybody listening? For months, I have been documenting on my website how the global financial system is absolutely primed for a crisis, and now some of the most important financial institutions in the entire world are warning about the exact same thing. For example, this week I was stunned to see that the Telegraph had published an article with the following ominous headline: $3 trillion corporate credit crunch looms as debtors face day of reckoning, says IMF. And actually what we are heading for would more accurately be described as a credit freeze or...
  • SOUND THE ALARMS: Pepsi Perfect From Back To The Future Part II Is Finally Being Released

    10/06/2015 5:14:49 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 5OCT2015 | Brian Galindo
    The 80s classic Back to the Future Part II isnt just one of the greatest sequels of all time. It was also a visual feast for the eyes that gave us an (exciting) peek at what 2015 MIGHT look like. But the movie also left us wanting a few things that we hoped would be available by 2015, like Martys bad-ass Nike self-lacing sneakers the iconic AF hoverboard and of course, the oh-so-cool looking Pepsi Perfect bottle. Well, Pepsi finally delivered and created Pepsi Perfect!!! According to USA Today, the limited-edition Pepsi Perfect (which is Pepsi made with REAL sugar)...
  • Drunk Squirrel Thrown out of Bar after Causing 300 of Damage

    10/04/2015 8:59:41 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    Neatorama ^ | 4OCT2015 | John Farrier
    <p>Yesterday the branch secretary of the club said the rodent had caused around 300 worth of damage.</p> <p>He added: "When I opened the door it was absolutely ransacked.</p> <p>"There were bottles scattered around, money scattered around and he had obviously run across the bar's pumps and managed to turn on the Caffrey's tap .</p>
  • Carl Icahn ...... danger ahead

    09/29/2015 5:28:09 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 29SEP2015 | Carl Icahn
    Carl Icahn Says Market "Way Overpriced", Warns "God Knows Where This Is Going"
  • Greeks embrace bartering to survive economic collapse and soon, you will too

    09/27/2015 6:01:08 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 85 replies
    PersonalLiberty.com ^ | 23SEP2015 | Sam Rolley
    In Greece, the age-old practice of bartering for goods and services is experiencing a renaissance as the nation endures the sixth year of its debt-driven economic meltdown. And as bartering has come to mean the difference between starvation and survival for some Greeks, Americans ought to take note. The New York Times on Monday explained how virtual barter networks are popping up in Greece to help individuals and small businesses in the nation survive harsh capital controls put in place to combat a long-standing liquidity crisis. Earlier this year, many Greeks found themselves unable to withdraw money from banks for...
  • Still Report #430 Is Carly a Conservative?

    09/26/2015 6:04:09 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 22 replies
    Bill Still points out numerous pieces of evidence that she is NOT a conservative and that she is farther to the Left than Jeb Bush.
  • Martin Armstrong Warns "Hell Is About To Break Loose"

    09/20/2015 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 142 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 20SEP2015 | Tyler Durden
    Yellen has inherited a complete nightmare. Thursdays decision to delay yet again the long-awaited liftoff from zero interest rates is illustrating that the world economy is totally screwed. There is a lot of speculation about why the Fed seems so reluctant to normalize monetary policy. There are of course the typical domestic issues that there is low inflation, weak wage gains in the face of strong job growth, a hike will increase the Federal deficit and then there is the argument that corporations that now have $12.5 trillion in debt. All that is nice, but with corporate debt, our clients...
  • Is Capitalism Moral? [VIDEO]

    09/14/2015 6:45:31 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    Prager U via GoogTube ^ | 14SEP2015 | Walter Williams
    Is capitalism moral or greedy? If it's based on greed and selfishness, what's the best alternative economic system? Perhaps socialism? And if capitalism is moral, what makes it so? Walter Williams, a renowned economist at George Mason University, answers these questions and more. You can support Prager University by clicking here. Free videos are great, but to continue producing high-quality content, even small contributions are greater. LIKE us on Facebook!Follow us on Twitter!If you are an educator and are interested in using material like this in your classroom, click here.
  • College Student Designs & 3D Prints a Working Semi-Automatic Revolver

    09/14/2015 6:26:04 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 54 replies
    3Dprint.com ^ | 2SEP2015 | EDDIE KRASSENSTEIN
    A lot has been made about the 3D printing of firearms. Whether you are for or against the rights to own and operate a gun, there is no denying that 3D printing has created a bit of problem for those interested in controlling the distribution and availability of these potential weapons. We’ve seen several versions of 3D printed firearms come about over the past couple of years, most notably the Liberator gun from Defense Distributed’s creator Cody Wilson. The great thing (or perhaps not so great… depending on which side of the political fence you stand on), is that 3D...
  • Uh huh New studies say global warming could trigger an ice age

    09/11/2015 12:55:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 117 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 11SEP2015 | Robert Felix
    Scientists fear Day After Tomorrow climate change, shouts the headline on MSNBC. According to two new studies, global warming could (supposedly) shut down ocean circulation. This could drop vast stretches of Asia into drought and expose the entire Northern Hemisphere to severe ice and snow. This change would be sudden and sharp enough to roil civilizationhappening in as little as three years and resulting in as much as an 18-degree Fahrenheit drop in average temperatures, says this article by Tony Dokoupil. Dokoupil tells the story of Jud Partin, a geophysicist at the University of Texas, who gathered new geological data...
  • American Malls In Meltdown - The Economic Recovery Is Complete & Utter Fraud

    08/16/2015 9:53:41 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 16AUG2015 | Staff Writer
    The government issued their monthly retail sales this past week and four of the biggest department store chains in the country announced their quarterly results. The year over year retail sales increase of 2.4% is pitifully low in an economy that is supposedly in its sixth year of economic growth with a reported unemployment rate of only 5.3%. If all of these jobs have been created, why arent retail sales booming? The year to date numbers are even worse than the year over year numbers. With consumer spending accounting for 70% of our GDP and real inflation running north of...
  • Number of volcanoes erupting right now greater than 20th century YEARLY average

    08/16/2015 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    IceAgeNow ^ | 4AUG2015 | Robert Felix
    Is the number of volcanic eruptions worldwide increasing? Yes, answers Michael Snyder in this startling article. During the 20th century, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions globally. That works out to approximately 35 eruptions per year. That may sound like a lot, but according to Volcano Discovery there are 36 volcanoes erupting around the world right now. In other words, the number of volcanoes erupting as you read this article is greater than the 20th centurys yearly average. And all of this is part of a larger trend. In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that...
  • IPhone 6 Gun Case Gets People In Trouble

    08/13/2015 2:49:26 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    SourceFed.com ^ | 13AUG2015 | ANDREW FAHEY
    These iPhones are dressed to kill. [UPDATE August 13, 10:00 AM] In Manitoba, Canada, a man attended a crowded beach with the iPhone 6 gun case mentioned in this article tucked into his bathing suit. Forced to assume that the handle sticking out of the mans pants was a real handgun, multiple police officers, armed with rifles and tasers, were sent to the beach to address the situation. When it became clear that the man was armed with merely a cell phone case, the frustrated officers let the man go after destroying the case. Sgt. Bert Paquet of the...
  • Coby Persin Pranks To Prove Social Media Is Dangerous

    08/13/2015 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    Today In Awesome.com ^ | 13AUG2015 | Coby Persin
    In this world, we have a lot of dangers. Giant sharks, fatty foods, all scary things. One very real, and scary, thing we have today, is the manipulation of social media for underage dating (which means exactly what you think it means). Coby Persin decided to use his prank abilities to get parents to see those dangers, and their daughters (right before their eyes no doubt) decide to go meet random strangers who say they're 17...but they're definitely not. (Video at link.)
  • Strongest El Nio since 1997 may trigger soaking winter storms

    08/12/2015 9:54:01 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 59 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 12AUG2015 | Robert Felix
    The trend is significantly increasing the chances that storms will drench California this winter, according to a new report released by federal scientists. They say conditions are lining up in ways not seen since the winter of 1997-98, when downpours filled reservoirs and sent rivers raging during the last major El Nio.The chances are now greater than 90 percent that El Nio conditions that began in March will remain through this winter, according to the monthly El Nio report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. http://www.mercurynews.com/drought/ci_28458401/california-drought-el-nino-weather-event-is-biggest Thanks to Marcus Muraca for this link. It is interesting to note the...
  • Donald Trumps Plan for Your Taxes Might Be EXACTLY What He Needs to Win the White House

    08/10/2015 7:13:51 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 123 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 5AUG2015 | Staff Writer
    The liberal media has been going absolutely berserk over Donald Trumps remarks on immigration. However, they are ignoring his stances on other issues, some of which are very insightful. In his book, Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again, published in 2011, Donald Trump laid out a plan to transform Americas tax code, and it is beautiful. Trumps code, which he calls the 1-5-10-15 income tax plan, is a simplistic way to fix our nations broken taxation system, without putting the strain on any particular group of people. Under Trumps tax plan, those making up to $30,000 per year...
  • Meteorite fallen in Iran, serious damage in Qazvin, the first info

    08/01/2015 9:40:32 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 78 replies
    ScienzeNotizie.it ^ | 31JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    (note: Translated using Bing translator.) It was confirmed the news about the impact of a meteorite in Qazvin, Iran, there would be serious damage Breaking news: has just confirmed the news of a meteorite impact near Qazvin, Iran, not too far from the capital Tehran Iranian State. The news of the meteorite in Iran has just been confirmed by all the major news agencies in Iran, many of whom speak of damage (when wounded or victims have not been confirmed, although on the web are circulating rumors). The meteorite fell near Qazvin, but also near Karaj, Zanjan and Hamedan. The...
  • Iran confirms meteor hit

    07/31/2015 8:21:24 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    Trend Magazine ^ | 31JUL2015 | Mehdi Sepahvand
    Iran has confirmed that a meteor has hit somewhere in the northern part of the country. The meteor landed in Avaj in the province of Qazvin, Mohammad Ali Ahani, director of Qazvin Crisis Management Staff said, Mehr news agency reported July 31. Also, there have been reports that some pieces of rock have hit areas in Eshtehard, Alborz Province, Arsalan Qasemi, governor of Boeen Zahra, county in Qazvin Province, said. Another local governor of Takestan County, Qazvin Province, said that the area witnessed the passing of the meteor, but nowhere in the district under his supervision had been hit.
  • (SpaceX) CRS-7 INVESTIGATION UPDATE

    07/20/2015 8:25:34 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    SpaceX ^ | 20JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    On June 28, 2015, following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 seconds into flight, resulting in loss of mission. This summary represents an initial assessment, but further investigation may reveal more over time. Prior to the mishap, the first stage of the vehicle, including all nine Merlin 1D engines, operated nominally; the first stage actually continued to power through the overpressure event on the second stage for several seconds following the mishap. In addition, the Dragon spacecraft not only survived the second stage event, but also continued to...
  • Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket set to launch GPS satellite today (8:36am PDT/11:36am EDT)

    07/15/2015 8:19:14 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 16 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 15JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    The countdown is beginning for todays launch of the Atlas 5 rocket to haul the Air Forces GPS 2F-10 navigation satellite into orbit. Clocks are picking up the seven-hour sequence of work that will prepare the booster, payload and ground systems for blastoff at 11:36 a.m. EDT (1536 GMT). The launch team will begin powering up the rocket to commence standard pre-flight tests. Over the subsequent few hours, final preps for the Centaur's liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen systems will be performed, along with a test of the rocket's guidance system and the first stage propulsion and hydraulic preps, internal...
  • People In Toronto Created A Memorial To A Dead Raccoon After The City Forgot To Pick It Up

    07/10/2015 4:30:45 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 9JUL2015 | Craig Silverman
    Just after 9 a.m. Thursday morning a good citizen of Toronto saw a dead raccoon on the sidewalk. He alerted the citys contact centre to come get the animal. The city responded 12 minutes later. Animal Services was notified, they said. But around noon the raccoon was still there. And someone put a note next to it. Six hours after being reported to the city, the raccoon was still on the sidewalk. People had started to create something of a memorial to it. City Councillor Norm Kelly, who is surely one of Canadas greatest Twitter users, saw the raccoon tweet...
  • Elected Missouri Democrat posts bounty against online critics

    07/10/2015 4:05:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 8JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    On Monday, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democratic state Senator representing Ferguson, Missouri, posted a $1000 reward for information regarding Facebook critics. According to Fox 2, racist, profane comments were allegedly posted about her on a pro-union Facebook page. Nadal, Fox 2 added, has a strong pro-labor voting record and was angry about the comments, which have since been removed. "$1000: If you can find out his union membership & who employs him (other than his bar)," she tweeted. "Must provide proof." "What a lovely picture of Che Guevara on your page, @MariaChappelleN," said actor Nick Searcy, referring to the background she...
  • 2 states to see final push for constitutional carry this week

    07/06/2015 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 6JUL2015 | Chris Eger
    Governors in New Hampshire and Maine are set to make a decision on if the carry of a concealed handgun without a permit will be signed into law in coming days. In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has promised gun control groups she would veto a narrowly successful measure placed on her desk this week. In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage (R) earlier voiced support for a proposal that passed the state legislature by large margins, but has since vowed not to sign any bills under protest of the lawmakers refusal to act on eliminating the states income tax. LePages...
  • 7 Key Events That Are Going To Happen By The End Of September

    06/16/2015 8:19:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 50 replies
    End Of The American Dream.com ^ | 11JUN2015 | Michael Snyder
    Is something really big about to happen? For months, people have been pointing to the second half of this year for various reasons. For some, the major concern is Jade Helm and the unprecedented movement of military vehicles and equipment that we have been witnessing all over the nation. For others, the upcoming fourth blood moon and the end of the Shemitah cycle are extremely significant events. Yet others are most concerned about political developments in Washington D.C. and at the United Nations. To me, it does seem rather remarkable that we are seeing such a confluence of economic, political...
  • Man drives down U.S. 1 in Boca with missile; no one blinks an eye

    06/03/2015 8:34:06 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 29MAY2015 | Frank Cerabino
    What happens if you put a 9-foot-long missile in the passenger seat of your convertible and drive for an hour on busy South Florida streets on the day the President of the United States is visiting? Nothing at all. Some people were a little horrified, but nobody did anything, Boca Raton businessman Tom Madden said. Madden drove from Dania Beach to Boca Raton on Thursday morning with the business end of an Israeli Air Force air-to-surface missile rising from the passenger seat of his topless Volvo. I drove 35 miles an hour on U.S. 1 all the way, Madden said,...
  • If a military newbie is sent to fetch a bucket of prop wash, or keys to the submarine...

    05/31/2015 7:49:46 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 104 replies
    . . . and he/she happens to have heard of that joke before, what can he/she do? I imagine it's a bad idea for him/her to call BS and refuse to follow the order, right? -snip- When my mom worked rotation on OR as a new nurse, she was often sent on errands like "bring back a sterilized fallopian tube." Once she figured out what was going on, she took it as permission to take a coffee break. Then she got sent out to get a pair of left-handed trauma scissors. So, she went and got coffee. After a few...
  • WOW: Outlaw Tower Climbing Video Of 650 Yard Shanghai Tower Climb Will Make You Vomit

    05/31/2015 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    Legendary Speed.com ^ | 31MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    AMAZING VIDEO of a pair of outlaw tower climbers climbing the Shanghai Tower, the worlds second highest tower, from the street and up into and through the clouds until they get 650 meters off the ground. The rest of the skyscrapers remain far below with their tops pointing straight up through the clouds like hungry children holding their hands up and open hoping to catch a dropped morsel. Check out what the guy does at the 5:00 mark and be ready to vomit all over your tablet. Its sickenly frightening and I am not even all that scared of heights....
  • Do Texas floods portend a new ice age?

    05/30/2015 7:55:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 109 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 30MAY2015 | Robert Felix
    What do floods in Texas have to do with the coming Ice Age? asks reader Caroline Snyder. Quite a lot actually! Looking at the historic record, we only have to go back to the 16th Century; a time when the Little Ice Age was causing devastation across Europe, but what of the South-West US? This article, amongst other things, looks to first hand accounts by Europeans amongst other things. Little Ice Age (Excerpt) if you think its cold here in the Southwest now, you should have been around back in the days when the Spanish, Mexicans and Anglos settled...