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  • Here’s What You Need to Know About Elijah McClain’s Death

    09/10/2021 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Rudolphus · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 1, 2021 | Lucy Tompkins
    Mr. McClain died days after he was detained by the police in August 2019. His death has come to occupy a central place in Colorado’s fast-moving debate over police reform. As outrage over police brutality erupted across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death, a wave of fresh attention and scrutiny was applied to older cases in which people died after encounters with the police. One such case was Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died in 2019 after the police in Aurora, Colo., restrained him with a chokehold that has since been banned. Two years after...
  • Major flare warning! Sunspot AR2860 is big, angry, and facing Earth… If current trends continue, a major X-flare could be in the offing

    08/28/2021 1:36:05 PM PDT · by week 71 · 100 replies
    Strange Sounds ^ | 8/28/2021 | Undisclosed
    Sunspot AR2860 is big… Sunspot AR2860 is angry… And Sunspot AR2860 is directly facing Earth.
  • Dramatic New Juno Images Reveal Hidden Details of Our Solar System's Largest Moon

    06/09/2021 9:44:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 9 JUNE 2021 | MORGAN MCFALL-JOHNSEN
    Grey, heavily cratered, and peering out from the black of space, Ganymede looks a lot like our moon. But the icy rock is more than 650 million kilometers (400 million miles) away – it's the largest moon in the Solar System, and it circles Jupiter. NASA's Juno spacecraft has been rocketing around Jupiter since 2016, but on Monday, it zipped past Ganymede, coming within 1,000 km (650 miles) of the moon. No spacecraft had gotten that close in more than two decades – the last approach was NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 2000. In just 25 minutes, Ganymede went from being...
  • Aurora Cop Says He Is Leaving Colorado for ‘Palm Trees and Less Communism’

    05/22/2021 9:37:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 May 2021 | AMY FURR
    A police officer in Aurora, Colorado, issued a department-wide email recently announcing his retirement and offering his assessment of the climate surrounding law enforcement. “I am leaving Colorado for palm trees and less communism,” wrote Daniel Bertelson, a 16-year veteran of the Aurora Police Department . “Try to ignore the politicians and media,” he urged his colleagues. “They know nothing of this profession or honor; they’re self-serving con artists, well-dressed pimps and prostitutes at best.” President Biden recently blamed law enforcement officers for fueling “distrust” among minority communities in a proclamation declaring Peace Officers Memorial Day . “Biden’s statement shows...
  • Aurora Police Officer: ‘I Am Leaving Colorado For … Less Communism’

    05/21/2021 4:22:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    CBS 4 ^ | May 21,2021
    An Aurora police officer, Daniel Bertelson, sent a department-wide email this month as he announced his retirement, offering some barbs and harsh assessments of the current climate for law enforcement. “I am leaving Colorado for palm trees and less communism,” wrote Bertelson, who spent 16 years with the Aurora Police Department. “Try to ignore the politicians and media,” he wrote to his colleagues. “They know nothing of this profession or honor; they’re self-serving con artists, well-dressed pimps and prostitutes at best.” The number of officers leaving APD has been increasing in recent years, jumping more than 60% from 2019 to...
  • GOP Congressman SCHOOLS CNN Host Poppy Harlow on AR-15, Gun Rights

    03/26/2021 10:16:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3/26/2021 | Alex Christy
    Congressman Don Bacon (R.-Neb.), a former brigadier general in the Air Force, brought some much needed common sense to CNN Newsroom on Wednesday when he educated host Poppy Harlow on what exactly an AR-15 is and why law-abiding citizens do not need to justify to Harlow why they need one. Don't miss the CNN chyron during the segment suggesting banning weapons was "Gun Reform." Harlow began by playing a clip from Tuesday's show of former Aurora, Colorado Police Chief Daniel Oates declaring the AR-15, "a weapon of war. I think most police chiefs in this country would agree it doesn’t...
  • Strong Auroras Likely All Weekend In Northern US States As Geomagnetic Storm Strikes On Equinox

    03/20/2021 2:33:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    forbes ^ | Mar 20, 2021,12:31pm EST
    Reports are coming in of strong displays of aurora borealis—the Northern Lights—as a surprisingly strong geomagnetic storm strikes Earth’s magnetic field. “Auroras spilled across the Canadian border into northern-tier US states during an unexpectedly-strong G2-class geomagnetic storm,” said Spaceweather.com, referring to displays late on Friday, March 19 and into Saturday, March 20, 2021. A “G2-class geomagnetic storm” is a moderate solar storm that can bring hours of bright aurora. There could be even more displays coming this Saturday night and beyond.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Biden’s FEMA Pick Had Years Long ‘Illicit Affair’ Funded By Taxpayer Dollars, Former Lover Says

    01/18/2021 9:15:27 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    USSANews .. National File ^ | January 18, 2021 | Tom Pappert
    Deanne Criswell, Joe Biden’s pick to run FEMA, had a years-long extramarital affair that was financed by taxpayer dollars through the Office of Emergency Management of Aurora, Colorado, the Transportation Security Administration, and FEMA, according to the former husband and wife who were victim to Criswell’s extramarital engagement. National File spoke extensively to Lisa Borbe, a United States Marine veteran who also worked for the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA, and recently retired after spending 31 years of serving her country. Borbe is the ex-wife of Mark Haught. Haught says Borbe’s characterization of his participation in the affair...
  • Aurora pastor says home was vandalized with racist message, police now investigating (CO)

    01/13/2021 5:47:02 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 31 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | Jan 12, 2021 | CB Cotton
    Aurora pastor says home was vandalized with racist message, police now investigating Pastor Oshaine Wynter moved to Colorado less than a year ago to join a ministry. Now, he's having to explain to his young daughters why racist messaging was spray painted on his garage door. By: CB CottonJan 12, 2021 AURORA, Colo. — Pastor Oshaine Wynter moved to Colorado less than a year ago to join a ministry. Now, he's having to explain to his young daughters why racist messaging was spray painted on his garage door. "This happened on Saturday night right when I came back from church,"...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - A Phoenix Aurora over Iceland

    01/03/2021 4:13:02 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    APOD.NASA.gov ^ | 3 Jan, 2021 | Image Credit & Copyright: Hallgrimur P. Helgason; Rollover Annotation: Judy Schmidt
    Explanation: All of the other aurora watchers had gone home. By 3:30 am in Iceland, on a quiet September night, much of that night's auroras had died down. Suddenly, unexpectedly, a new burst of particles streamed down from space, lighting up the Earth's atmosphere once again. This time, surprisingly, pareidoliacally, the night lit up with an amazing shape reminiscent of a giant phoenix. With camera equipment at the ready, two quick sky images were taken, followed immediately by a third of the land. The mountain in the background is Helgafell, while the small foreground river is called Kaldá, both located...
  • Northern Lights potentially visible Wednesday into Thursday [Lower 48]

    12/09/2020 10:44:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    wzzm ^ | December 9, 2020 | Michael Behrens
    A Geomagnetic Storm Watch has been issued for Dec. 9th - 11th. It could bring the Northern Lights down into Michigan. On Monday, Dec. 7 a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), which is an event where the sun releases a significant amount of charged particles, was detected by the Space Weather Prediction Center. The particles generated by this event are predicted to reach Earth starting Wednesday night and lasting through Friday, Dec. 11. The highest activity is expected on Thursday, Dec. 10, but if that peak falls during daylight hours we won't be able to see anything. Our best chances are...
  • An aurora that lit up the sky over the Titanic might explain why it sank

    09/27/2020 8:47:58 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 38 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 26, 2020 | Mindy Weisberger
    Glowing auroras shimmered in skies over the northern Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 — the night the RMS Titanic sank. Now, new research hints that the geomagnetic storm behind the northern lights could have disrupted the ship's navigation and communication systems and hindered rescue efforts, fueling the disaster that killed more than 1,500 passengers. Eyewitnesses described aurora glows in the region as the Titanic went down, with one observer testifying that "the northern lights were very strong that night," Mila Zinkova, an independent weather researcher and photographer, reported in a new study, published online Aug. 4 in the journal...
  • Communist Organizers Arrested after Allegedly Barricading Officers Inside Aurora Police Department

    09/20/2020 6:32:33 AM PDT · by devane617 · 18 replies
    yahoo ^ | 09/21/2020 | Zachary Evans
    The Party for Socialism and Liberation is a communist party that “believes that the only solution to the deepening crisis of capitalism is the socialist transformation of society,” according to its website. House, Northam, and their party have led many of the demonstrations in Aurora and Denver over the summer, the Denver Post reported.
  • Aurora, Colorado Police Stand Down Twice To Avoid Arresting Violent Felon. Guess Why

    09/16/2020 7:58:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 16, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    One of the residents had unwisely invited Robert Thompson, 47, to stay at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend. He did this despite Thompson having a lengthy rap sheet and a history of criminal behavior. True to form, Thompson quickly began causing trouble of an alarming kind, including exposing himself to some young girls, throwing a rock through someone’s window and threatening people (including his hosts) with violence. Understandably, the apartment’s tenant, Leander Mccoy, called the police. But after arriving and questioning Thompson, the police simply left, saying they would “seek a warrant” to deal with the matter. The...
  • Black Man Charged After Yelling ‘Black Lives Matter’ Before Stabbing White Man in Chest (Video)

    08/28/2020 4:34:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 78 replies
    24News ^ | 08-28-2020 | Greg Reynolds
    by Greg Reynolds It's spreading folks. Racial violence against Whites incited by the radical Marxist "Black Lives Matter" movement. Earlier we reported on a stabbing at an AutoZone in Georgia Tuesday morning, in which Jayvon Hatchett, a 19-year old Black man attacked a White employee, later telling a judge he “felt the need to find a white male to kill” after watching videos of police brutality happening across the country. Well late that same day, many states away, it happened again, with more serious results. Police in Aurora, Colorado arrested a 30-year-old black man, for stabbing another man moments...
  • Mars-sized 'Light-bridge' on Surface of Sun Appears to Signal Break-up of Vast Sunspot

    08/10/2020 8:57:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/10/20 | Aristos Georgiou
    Amateur astronomer and Florida resident Howard Eskildsen snapped an image of the "light bridge"—which has a length that's roughly equal to the diameter of Mars—in a recently formed sunspot dubbed AR2770, spaceweather.com reported. These phenomena are caused by strong magnetic field concentrations, which inhibit convection—the transfer of heat from one place to another within gases and liquids. This process heats the solar surface. Hot "bubbles" of plasma—charged particles that are one of the four fundamental states of matter—are transported from deeper, hotter layers to the surface, whereas cooler plasma is transported back to the interior... According to Felipe, light bridges...
  • Massive sunspot is turning towards Earth this can result in major solar flares that can effect electrical systems

    08/07/2020 7:10:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    First Post ^ | 08/07/2020
    A massive sunspot on the Sun is turning towards our planet and this could result in strong solar flares. The sunspot AR2770 was detected earlier this week and is expected to grow in size in the upcoming days. A report by SpaceWeather.com - a space weather forecasting website - said that multiple minor flares have been emitted by the sunspot already as it faced towards the earth. These flares have caused "minor waves of ionization to ripple through Earth's upper atmosphere" but nothing major yet. A clear picture of the AR2770 has also surfaced that gives a better idea into...
  • Night of the Northern Lights (Our Daily Walk)

    08/04/2020 10:33:33 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 8 replies
    On 25th February 2014 Sun produced X4.9 flare which on 27th February caused G2 (KP 6) geomagnetic storm on Earth. It was the brightest aurora display so far during this solar maximum which I could witness with auroral displays overhead in the far north of Scotland. This short movie illustrates what has been seen from latitude 58.3 degrees north.
  • Colorado cops apologize for detaining black family in stolen vehicle mix-up

    08/04/2020 8:59:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08 04 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Police in Colorado are apologizing for detaining a group of young black girls, including two who were handcuffed, when their car was mistakenly identified as stolen during a trip to a nail salon. Footage of the Sunday stop in an Aurora parking lot shows four children, ages 6 to 17, crying loudly as police order them to lie face-down in the parking lot. Driver Brittney Gilliam told KUSA she took her younger sister, daughter and nieces to a salon when they realized it was closed and got back into their car. Police then surrounded them with their guns drawn, she...
  • In Images: Rising 'Phoenix' Aurora and Starburst Galaxies Light Up the Skies

    06/29/2019 7:53:16 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 21 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 25, 2019 | Christine Lunsford
    Russian photographer Alexander Stepanenko visited the Murmansk region in Russia for years, attempting to capture an image of the aurora over an abandoned military hydroelectric station. Stepanenko's patience finally paid off on Sept. 10, 2018. This and other photos were recently selected for the shortlist of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, organized by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich in the United Kingdom.