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  • Warren says The Rock would be in her ‘dream blunt rotation’

    02/19/2024 12:42:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/19/2024 | LAUREN SFORZA
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) “dream blunt rotation” consists only of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, according to a recent interview. “Pod Save America” host Jon Favreau asked the Massachusetts Democrat to choose four people out of a list he provided to join her in a “dream blunt rotation,” which he defined as “a group of people you’d hypothetically like to smoke weed with because they’d be a really fun time.” “All I’m really telling you, this has nothing to do with weed,” Warren jokingly responded. “It’s who you think is fun … these are people you’d go get pedicures with, this...
  • Mars Is Spinning Faster: NASA’s InSight Uncovers Surprising Acceleration

    08/08/2023 11:51:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | AUGUST 8, 2023 | By JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
    Using NASA’s InSight Mars lander, scientists have precisely measured Mars’ rotation, detecting a subtle acceleration and the planet’s wobble due to its molten core. This study offers unprecedented insights into the Martian core’s size and shape, providing vital information for understanding Mars’ internal structure. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona. Data sent by the spacecraft before it retired last December has provided new details about how fast the planet rotates and how much it wobbles. Scientists have made the most precise measurements ever of Mars’ rotation, for the first time detecting how the planet wobbles due to the “sloshing” of its molten metal core....
  • The Earth Just Started Spinning Faster Than Ever

    07/29/2022 7:56:10 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 95 replies
    Unilad ^ | 07/29/2022 | Jess Hardiman
    Planet Earth has recorded its shortest day since scientists began using atomic clocks to measure the speed of its rotation. Earth’s time systems can prove fairly baffling for anyone who doesn’t have a PhD in Horology, as we learnt the hard way trying to figure out why the clocks were going forward as a child – only understanding that we were being dragged out of bed for school an hour earlier than the week before. But the plot thickens further still, as Earth is actually spinning faster than it used to and recently recorded a time that was the fastest...
  • Moonlight to Debussy's Clair de Lune (5 min NASA video)

    07/23/2018 1:39:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 20, 2018
    This visualization attempts to capture the mood of Claude Debussy's best-known composition, Clair de Lune (moonlight in French). The piece was published in 1905 as the third of four movements in the composer's Suite Bergamasque, and unlike the other parts of this work, Clair is quiet, contemplative, and slightly melancholy, evoking the feeling of a solitary walk through a moonlit garden. The visuals were composed like a nature documentary, with clean cuts and a mostly stationary virtual camera. The viewer follows the Sun throughout a lunar day, seeing sunrises and then sunsets over prominent features on the Moon. The sprawling...
  • Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

    11/21/2017 3:31:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 November 2017 | Robin McKie
    Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions. Although such fluctuations in rotation are small – changing the length of the day by a millisecond – they could still be implicated in the release of vast...
  • The sky isn't moving, we are

    02/28/2016 10:02:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
  • Melting glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth's rotation

    12/14/2015 4:20:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 12/14/15 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The melting of glaciers caused by the world's rising temperatures appears to be causing a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation in another illustration of the far-reaching impact of global climate change, scientists said on Friday. The driving force behind the modest but discernible changes in the Earth's rotation measured by satellites and astronomical methods is a global sea level rise fueled by an influx of meltwater into the oceans from glaciers, the researchers said. "Because glaciers are at high latitudes, when they melt they redistribute water from these high latitudes towards lower latitudes, and like a...
  • Livni forgoes rotating premiership with Herzog [Israel Elections]

    03/16/2015 12:25:15 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 32 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Monday, March 16, 2015 | Marissa Newman
    Zionist Union’s No. 2 drops bombshell 12 hours before election; Netanyahu, Herzog accuse each other of ‘panicking’. The Zionist Union’s Tzipi Livni announced Monday evening that she would give up the rotation of the premiership with the slate’s leader, Isaac Herzog, an agreement the two made months ago when her Hatnua party merged with his Labor Party. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the party was “panicking,” while Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett...
  • The Earth's Movement, Movement

    05/13/2014 8:03:05 AM PDT · by MaxMax · 13 replies
    Gaia | 05/13/2014 | Maxmax
    While all concern is focused on our planets eco system it occurred to me that we are missing what is really happening. Our earth cannot handle the stress of our movements on the planet.
  • Japan quake shifted earth's axis by 25 cm. Earth’s rotation will now shift at a different speed.

    04/04/2011 7:52:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Post ^ | March 2011 | Carmen Chai
    Initial results out of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology show that the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rattled Japan Friday shifted the earth’s rotation axis by about 25 centimetres. INGV’s report, which came hours after the devastating incident, is equivalent to “very, very tiny” changes that won’t be seen for centuries, though, Canadian geologists say. Only after centuries would a second be lost as each day is shortened by a millionth of a second, according to University of Toronto geology professor Andrew Miall. “Ten inches sounds like quite a lot when you hold a ruler in front of you. But...
  • DoD Announces Replacement Unit for Iraq Rotation

    12/09/2009 1:11:07 AM PST · by DJ Elliott · 3 replies · 471+ views
    DefenseLink ^ | 8 December 2009 | UNK
    The Department of Defense announced today the alert for mobilization of a replacement unit scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Approximately 2,600 soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, headquartered at Edgewood, Md., will begin deploying in the summer of 2011.
  • Pentagon Cancels Plans To Send 4,000 Troops To Iraq

    10/18/2009 5:55:17 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 2 replies · 577+ views
    All Headline News ^ | October 18, 2009 | David Goodhue
    Washington, DC (AHN) - The Pentagon has decided not to send about 4,000 troops to Iraq to replace a unit scheduled to leave the country in January. The Defense Department announced that it would not be sending the 3,500-member brigade from Fort Drum, New York because the security situation continues to improve, despite some recently-reported violence. The brigade was from the 10th Mountain Division, which was going to replace a unit from the North Carolina National Guard. The Guard unit is still coming home in January, Lt. Col. Eric Butterbaugh told CNN. Almost 120,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq, while...
  • Pentagon Cancels Iraq Troop Deployment

    10/17/2009 4:54:10 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies · 565+ views
    CNN via AOLNews ^ | October 17, 2009
    WASHINGTON (Oct. 17) -- More than 3,000 U.S. troops scheduled to deploy to Iraq won't go after all, as the military tries to draw down troop levels in the war-torn country, a Pentagon spokesman said Saturday. The 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division will not replace a North Carolina National Guard unit already in Iraq, Lt. Col. Eric Butterbaugh told CNN. The 3,500-troop combat team, based in Fort Drum, New York, was to leave in January, he said. "[The cancellation] reflects a thorough assessment of the security environment in Iraq and continued improvement in the ability of the...
  • Pentagon Announces Iraq Troop Rotations, Extensions

    10/08/2009 4:43:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 435+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2009 – An Army armored cavalry unit and three brigade combat teams will deploy to Iraq next summer as part of annual troop rotations there, according to a Defense Department news release issued today. Also, an Army headquarters unit and elements of a Marine expeditionary force now in Iraq have been issued deployment extensions, the release said. The number of troops involved in the movement will total about 15,000 servicemembers. The units will replace redeploying units, with no increase in overall force levels. Units identified for deployment are: -- 3rd Infantry Division’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team,...
  • New U.S. Advisory, Assistance Brigades to Deploy to Iraq During Next Troop Rotation

    07/15/2009 4:26:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 530+ views
    WASHINGTON — Four new Advisory and Assistance Brigades (AAB) will deploy to Iraq beginning this fall in the next regularly scheduled troop rotations, a senior defense official announced yesterday.U.S. DoD Iraqi Freedom Rotation Schedule (PDF) The brigades are specially configured Army units focused on training and mentoring Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).The new AABs are among seven brigade-size elements whose upcoming deployments were announced yesterday. One brigade is going to Kuwait and two others to Afghanistan to replace redeploying forces, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters.Unlike traditional Brigade Combat Teams (BCT), the AABs will focus less on combat operations and more...
  • New Advisory Brigades to Deploy to Iraq During Troop Rotations

    07/14/2009 4:36:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 473+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2009 – Four new advisory and assistance brigades will deploy to Iraq beginning this fall in the next regularly scheduled troop rotations, a senior defense official announced today. The brigades, known as AABs, are specially configured Army units focused on training and mentoring Iraqi security forces. The new AABs are among seven brigade-size elements whose upcoming deployments were announced today. One brigade is going to Kuwait and two others to Afghanistan to replace redeploying forces, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters. Unlike traditional brigade combat teams, the AABs will focus less on combat operations and more on...
  • Netanyahu, Livni declare win in Israeli election (Israeli Left Loses, Demands Shared Power Anyway)

    02/11/2009 3:13:50 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 30 replies · 2,073+ views
    My Way News and Drudge ^ | 10 Feb 09 | STEVEN GUTKIN
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and hard-line rival Benjamin Netanyahu both claimed victory Tuesday in Israel's parliamentary election but official results suggested the race was too close to call. Right-wing parties - including Netanyahu's Likud Party - appear to have won a clear majority of 64 seats in the 120-seat parliament, which would give Netanyahu the upper hand in forming the next government. However, with more than two-thirds of the votes counted, Livni's centrist Kadima Party had 29 seats, while Likud had 28. Those results could change by a seat or two when soldiers' votes are tallied Thursday...
  • Canadian Soldiers : (videos) Preparing for next rotation (Afghanistan)

    Canada A.M. Special Report on Canadian Soldiers (videos)
  • ‘Surge’ Brigade redeploys (Baghdad)

    05/05/2008 2:02:24 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies · 67+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | May 5, 2008 | Multi-National Corps – Iraq
    BAGHDAD – Approximately, 3,500 Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division are redeploying to Fort Benning, Georgia, in the next several weeks.The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team deployed in March 2007 to secure the Mada’in Qada in Baghdad Province east of the Diyala River.The brigade was one of five units deployed in support of the surge.The 3rd HBCT’s operations in Mada’in Qada helped improve the safety and quality of life for approximately 120,000 people living there. Its contributions over the last 14 months have led to improvements in security and the capture of more than 600 criminals, numerous cache...
  • Heavily Deployed Brigade’s Leaders Reflect on Most Recent Tour

    04/28/2008 4:20:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 134+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Ben Hutto, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq, April 28, 2008 – After months of intensive training at Fort Benning, Ga., and a rotation to the National Training Center, in Fort Irwin, Calif., the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team deployed here in March 2007, prepared to accomplish their mission. Army Capt. Josh Beard, from Opelika, Ala., the civil-military operations officer for 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, greets a worker who helped set up a well and filtration system at a girls school in Narhwan, Iraq. The 3rd Infantry Division’s 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team established relationships with citizens through community projects and...