Ascension Earth 2012
- Say NO to Tiny Houses and Big Bullsh... ~ Greg Giles
- UFO-Alien Abduction Still Haunts Travis Walton
- Top 7 First Women In History Who May Have Started A Civilization
- What is the Universe Expanding Into?
- Take a spaceship journey to a galaxy cluster five billion light-years away
- The sun unleashes its biggest flare of the year
- See Saturn moon's 'soda ocean' shooting to surface in sheets
- Ancient Aliens & Meditation on Coast To Coast Radio with George Noory
- Dealing with jealousy & jealous people ~ Soul Connection 34 with Sr Shivani
- Women’s Products That Cost More Than Men's ~ Video
Posted: 07 May 2015 10:12 PM PDT
In the days and on into the years ahead, you will not be able to get through a day without being subjected to an array of media articles, television shows, and all types of advertising for tiny houses, an alleged organically visioned and realized concept, created in the hearts and minds of planetary sustainability consciousadvocates and supporters of the green movement. Tiny houses, if you are not yet aware, are free-standing single family homes that are no larger than most bedrooms in an average American home. The idea is to downsize, save space, consume and pollute less. In other words, live a green existence.
What really lies behind this 'organically' created movement, is an agenda by those whose shoe closets dwarf the largest tiny house to move you and your family into quarters more suitable to them and their twisted vision of a future Earth. (SeeAgenda 21). The ruling class, in a monumental case of the pot calling the kettle black, has convened, has discussed, and has decided that you and yours have far more than you need and it is time you moved your kin and all your belongings into a house roughly 150 square feet in size - not that you need all that space, though one must think ahead to the holidays and family get-to-togethers. For larger families, these world managers show a side of generosity and compassion, designing for you and your growing family a sprawling floor plan of up to 200, even, do we dare, 220 square feet.
Tiny houses with giant price tags
Thinking about saving some money by squeezing more out of your meager earnings and squeezing your family into a shoebox mother goose would have envied? Think again. Those few who possess most aren't getting richer every hour of the day by giving anything away. (Now think 'sustainability'. Are you getting the real meaning of this term they entered into the vernacular?) Some models of the tiny house variety start at a very un-tiny $33,000, and that's not counting the tiny piece of property you will be paying a giant price to drop your flyweight house on.
Resist the onslaught of advertising and propaganda coming your way. Tell the elitist world planners no! I will not live in your tiny house on your speck of land. I deserve more! My family deserves more! I've got my eyes on one of those old shipping containers to move my family into anyway. Wait a tick... do you think those crafty world planners are behind that craze too? Hmm...
Posted: 07 May 2015 08:24 PM PDT
Excerpt from huffingtonpost.com
Close encounters of the FOURTH kind. That's when a person claims to have been kidnapped by a UFO and its reportedly otherworldly occupants.
Of course, there's no tangible evidence that anyone has ever been taken aboard an extraterrestrial spacecraft. But there are those who claim they've been abducted, and their stories are chilling.
Travis Walton's terrifying account is the stuff movies are made from, and he joins us on the HuffPost Weird News podcast to talk about that day 40 years ago, when the then 22-year-old logger says he was knocked unconscious, and woke up to find he was surrounded by ETs aboard their ship.
"It was a metallic, glowing disc, making some very strange sounds," Walton told us. "The closer I got to it, the more scared we all got and they were swearing at me to get away from there, and when I got up close, it suddenly got louder and started to move.
"I jumped for cover and then jumped up to run back to the truck, and that's when this blast of energy hit me, and I just felt this numbing shock go through my body. But the crew said it threw me through the air 10 or 20 feet and I landed in a way that they were immediately certain it had killed me, and they fled."
The incident began on Nov. 5, 1975, after a long day of work in the Sitgreaves National Forest near Heber, Arizona. Walton and six other loggers were heading home when they suddenly saw a 40-foot-diameter shiny disc hovering in the air.
Walton first told his extraordinary story in a 1978 book, "The Walton Experience," which became a 1993 film, "Fire In The Sky." His account has just been turned into a candid documentary, "Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton."
Walton reveals the terrifying details of his experience at the hands of several "non-human" beings, and his feelings of suffocation and the fear that he was dying as the event unfolded.
Watch this trailer for 'Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton'
"When I was first able to focus my eyes good enough, I was still on the table. And as soon as I saw this face, and knew it wasn't human, I tried to hit it away from me. They were much smaller than me, and I think that's the reason they gave up. Once they found out they couldn't control me, they split. I was absolutely terrified."
Walton, pictured at right, was declared missing for five days, during which time his logger buddies fell under suspicion of foul play. When Walton finally turned up again, not knowing how long he'd been gone, an intense investigation was underway, including multiple polygraph, physical and psychological tests.
He tells HuffPost about little known aftermath details, including subsequent research in the forest area which has shown an unusual growth rate in trees in the immediate vicinity of the encounter.
"About 15 years later, it was discovered that the trees nearest to where [the UFO] hovered had been producing wood fiber at 36 times the rate it had in the 85 years before that," Walton says. "More recently, a complete core sampling revealed that this thickened growth was only on the side of the trees towards, or in the direction that the craft had been."
Walton addresses the stigma that he and so many other people -- who claim encounters with possible alien beings -- are generally considered unreliable wackos.
"The scientific evidence of the likelihood of intelligent life in our vicinity has become so overwhelming that the people who believe that we're alone in the universe -- those are the kooks."
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of his close encounter, Walton will speak at the November Skyfire Summit in Arizona. On the agenda is a road trip to the exact spot where this four-decade-long controversy began.
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Most of the galaxies visible in this Hubble image are members of a huge cluster called CLASS B1608+656, which lies about five billion light-years away. But the field also contains other objects that are both significantly closer and far more distant — including two gravitational lenses dubbed Fred and Ginger.
These contain enough mass to visibly distort the light from objects behind them. Fred, also known more prosaically as [FMK2006] ACS J160919+6532, lies near the lens galaxies in CLASS B1608+656, while Ginger ([FMK2006] ACS J160910+6532) is markedly closer to us. Despite their different distances from us, both can be seen near to CLASS B1608+656 in the central region of this Hubble image, and are labelled.
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Posted: 07 May 2015 07:10 PM PDT
Excerpt from dailytimes.com.pk
The sun has unleashed its most powerful flare of the year causing radio blackouts throughout the Pacific region.
The enormous X-class solar flare peaked at 6:11pm ET yesterday from a sunspot called Active Region 2339 (AR2339).
Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation that, when intense enough, can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel - and scientists say they could get more powerful in the future.
This latest flare is classified as an X2.7. X-class denotes the most intense flares, while the number provides more information about its strength.
Despite the recent radio blackouts, scientists say the flare is unlikely to cause any further major issues here on Earth.
‘Given the impulsive nature of this event, as well as the source location on the eastern limb of the sun, we are not expecting a radiation storm at Earth,’ scientists with the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado.
‘We will be on the lookout for new imagery from the Nasa Soho [Solar and Heliospheric Observatory] mission to determine if there was an associated coronal mass ejection (CME) with this event,’ they added.
‘Given the same logic above, however, we do not expect there to be one that would impact Earth.’
Yesterday Kazunari Shibata, an astrophysicist from Kyoto University in Japan, said the sun has the potential to unleash a flare of such a magnitude that it would be larger than anything humans have ever seen.
At the Space Weather Workshop in Colorado, Shibata said ‘superflares,’ that contain energy 1,000 times larger than what we have seen could be on their way.
He said there is evidence of this happening every 800 to 5,000 years on Earth,
Scientists say such a solar ‘super-storm’ would pose a ‘catastrophic’ and ‘long-lasting’ threat to life on Earth.
A superflare would induce huge surges of electrical currents in the ground and in overhead transmission lines, causing widespread power outages and severely damaging critical electrical components.
The largest ever solar super-storm on record occurred in 1859 and is known as the Carrington Event, named after the English astronomer Richard Carrington who spotted the preceding solar flare.
This massive CME released about 1022 kJ of energy - the equivalent to 10 billion Hiroshima bombs exploding at the same time - and hurled around a trillion kilos of charged particles towards the Earth at speeds of up to 3000 km/s.
However, its impact on the human population was relatively benign as our electronic infrastructure at the time amounted to no more than about 124,000 miles (200,000 km) of telegraph lines.
Nasa has also released incredible footage showing the sun unleashing a huge lick of plasma that increased the star’s visible hemisphere by almost half.
The solar filament, which exploded on April 28 and 29, was suspended above the sun due to strong magnetic fields that pushed outwards.
Solar astronomers around the world had their eyes on this unusually large filament and kept track as it erupted.
Nasa’s animation involves images taken from the orbiting Solar and Heliospheric Observatory using its Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph.
The diameter of the animation is about 30 million miles (45 million km) at the distance of the sun, or half of the diameter of the orbit of Mercury.
The white circle in the centre of the round disk represents the size of the sun, which is being blocked by the telescope in order to see the fainter material around it.
Posted: 07 May 2015 07:06 PM PDT
Excerpt from cnet.com
Enceladus may have a warm ocean beneath its icy surface, but it may also be shooting through that crust in big sheets, perhaps filled with sea monkeys.
We already know that Saturn's moon Enceladus could be hiding some pretty interesting characteristics below its apparently dead, frozen exterior -- namely a subsurface ocean that might be warm enough to support life. New findings reveal more details about the composition of that sea and that its waters are erupting into space in broad, "tiger stripe" sheets rather than narrow jets as it previously appeared.
Two separate teams published papers in academic journals this week about the water observed at Enceladus, both using data from the Cassini spacecraft that has been wandering around spying on Saturn and its moons for a few years now.
The researchers of the first paper, from the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta used mass spectrometry data of ice grains and gases in one of the plumes shooting out of the satellite.
Spectrometry is a fancy and fascinating way of looking at the elements of light the human eye can't detect to determine the composition of a sample.
Looking at this data, the team was able to determine the content of the plumes -- and by extension the subsurface ocean -- to be highly salty with an alkaline pH of around 11 or 12. The salt is the same familiar sodium chloride found in our oceans and on our french fries here on Earth, but there's also a healthy dose of sodium carbonate, also known as "soda ash," which we use here in detergents as a water softener and sometimes in cooking.
The high pH in the water on Enceladus could be caused by a process called serpentinization that is a result of the ocean interacting with the rocky core on its sea floor, and a pretty big deal when considering the moon's potential as a distant-future scuba-diving destination.
"Why is serpentinization of such great interest? Because the reaction between the metallic rocks and the ocean water also produces molecular hydrogen (H2), which provides a source of chemical energy that is essential for supporting a deep biosphere in the absence of sunlight inside moons and planets," lead author Christopher Glein, of the Carnegie Institution for Science, said in a release. "The discovery of serpentinization makes Enceladus an even more promising candidate for a separate genesis of life."
"Some prominent jets likely are what they appear to be, but most of the activity seen in the images can be explained without discrete jets," said Joseph Spitale, lead author of the study published in the journal Nature, in a statement from NASA.
Basically, that explanation is that you have water, ice and gases erupting along these long cracks in the surface -- something we sometimes see with lava in Hawaii and Iceland. (For pictures of my recent trip to Iceland's "Game of Thrones" scenery, see here.) Along much of the length of these cracks, the eruptions weren't big enough for Cassini to see, except in places where the "tiger stripes" folded over on themselves -- like the folds in a curtain. Those folds could also explain the discrete jets Cassini observed earlier.
Check out the video below for a better illustration of the effect and cross your fingers that future discoveries from Enceladus point toward some truly out of this world ice-fishing.
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