Solar-Flare Surprise: Pure Hydrogen Shot at Earth

From Fox News:

A surprising solar flare sent a stream of pure hydrogen at Earth.

“We’ve detected a stream of perfectly intact hydrogen atoms shooting out of an X-class solar flare,” said researcher Richard Mewaldt of Caltech. “If we can understand how these atoms were produced, we’ll be that much closer to understanding solar flares.”

Solar flares occur when the sun’s twisted magnetic fields suddenly release their stored energy.

The energy jolts are classified into three categories, with X-class solar flares being major events that can trigger radio blackouts around the world and long-lasting radiation storms in the upper atmosphere.

(M-class are medium-sized flares and C-class are small flares with few consequences on Earth.)

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U.S. Fails to Withstand Mock Cyberattack

We abuse and use the Internet all the time, but this story, important to us all was not pushed by the “lame stream media” hence I am. I may not have enough time to blog all the “day”, but I will try to keep you’ll informed when I can, between the blog and my radio show. So read on “Macbeth”.

From Fox News:

We’re not ready.

That’s the disheartening conclusion reached by the organizers of a mock cyberattack on the United States, reports Reuters.

Details were sketchy, but participants told the news agency that the exercise exposed serious security gaps in leadership, preparedness and communications.

“We’re way behind where we need to be now,” said Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I. “This is equivalent in my mind to before September 11 … we were awakened to the threat on the morning after September 11.”

The two-day “cyberwar” simulation involved 230 government agencies, private companies and other groups.

It ran through what would happen if overseas hackers launched massive attacks during a national crisis — as happened in Estonia last year during a wave of ethnic violence, and again in Georgia during the brief Russian invasion this August.

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‘Death Star Galaxy’ Blasts Neighbor With Lethal Jet

Just interesting…

From FNC:

For the first time astronomers have witnessed a supermassive black hole blasting its galactic neighbor with a deadly beam of energy.

The “death star galaxy,” as NASA astronomers called it, could obliterate the atmospheres of planets but also trigger the birth of stars in the wake of its destructive beam.

Fortunately, the cosmic violence is a safe distance from our own neck of the cosmos.

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'Death Star Galaxy' Blasts Neighbor With Lethal Jet

Just interesting…

From FNC:

For the first time astronomers have witnessed a supermassive black hole blasting its galactic neighbor with a deadly beam of energy.

The “death star galaxy,” as NASA astronomers called it, could obliterate the atmospheres of planets but also trigger the birth of stars in the wake of its destructive beam.

Fortunately, the cosmic violence is a safe distance from our own neck of the cosmos.

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Pas de Deux of Sexuality Is Written in the Genes

The NYTs is at it again…

From the New York Times:

When it comes to the matter of desire, evolution leaves little to chance. Human sexual behavior is not a free-form performance, biologists are finding, but is guided at every turn by genetic programs.

Ok, now this is an absolute statement, read it again. This is going to be important.

Desire between the sexes is not a matter of choice. Straight men, it seems, have neural circuits that prompt them to seek out women; gay men have those prompting them to seek other men. Women’s brains may be organized to select men who seem likely to provide for them and their children. The deal is sealed with other neural programs that induce a burst of romantic love, followed by long-term attachment.

Ok, I added the emphasis, did you catch why? He starts with an absolute statement then uses the word “seems”, for straight men. “Seems” is not an absolute, it conveys uncertainty. He then uses an absolute to state that gay men HAVE those prompting them to seek other men. That is another ABSOLUTE statement, yet when he moves to heterosexual women he uses MAY BE organized to select men. This is interesting, he is certain homosexuals are wired by nature to be homosexuals, but is not sure heterosexuals are wired that way by nature?

He is not done putting his foot in his mouth on this topic…

So much fuss, so intricate a dance, all to achieve success on the simple scale that is all evolution cares about, that of raising the greatest number of children to adulthood. Desire may seem the core of human sexual behavior, but it is just the central act in a long drama whose script is written quite substantially in the genes.

[Emphasis mine]

If all evolution cares about is to raise the greatest number of children to adulthood, how can evolution be involved in homosexuality? They cannot have children having homosexual sex, so why would nature create homosexuals?

He goes on to philosophize and prove absolutely nothing, but I could not pass up showing you the elitist, liberal twisted thinking that gets printed in the NY Times. Once you read something like this in an article there is no reason to go on. Science has not proved anything one way or the other about homosexuality. the only reason it is not in the treatment and modality book for psychiatry is because a bunch of gay activists in 1973 scared the association into removing it from the book. There were no studies or papers written to get it removed, it was just removed for political reasons.

I actually listened to a Psychologist that claims he has successfully treated homosexuals and the association will not even look at his data. People may be living a fringe lifestyle, which is not good for them, for no other reason, than political correctness. Think about that for a bit and ask yourself if that is a good idea, or good science?

Scientists Tell Gore To Quit the Hype on Global Warming

Yeah Al, cool it…

From NYT:

Hollywood has a thing for Al Gore and his three-alarm film on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won an Academy Award for best documentary. So do many environmentalists, who praise him as a visionary, and many scientists, who laud him for raising public awareness of climate change.

But part of his scientific audience is uneasy. In talks, articles and blog entries that have appeared since his film and accompanying book came out last year, these scientists argue that some of Mr. Gore’s central points are exaggerated and erroneous. They are alarmed, some say, at what they call his alarmism.

“I don’t want to pick on Al Gore,” Don J. Easterbrook, an emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told hundreds of experts at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. “But there are a lot of inaccuracies in the statements we are seeing, and we have to temper that with real data.”

Mr. Gore, in an e-mail exchange about the critics, said his work made “the most important and salient points” about climate change, if not “some nuances and distinctions” scientists might want. “The degree of scientific consensus on global warming has never been stronger,” he said, adding, “I am trying to communicate the essence of it in the lay language that I understand.”

Translation:, science smience, I am trying to wake people up here. What is a little hype and exaggeration when I KNOW the danger is real.

Criticisms of Mr. Gore have come not only from conservative groups and prominent skeptics of catastrophic warming, but also from rank-and-file scientists like Dr. Easterbook, who told his peers that he had no political ax to grind. A few see natural variation as more central to global warming than heat-trapping gases. Many appear to occupy a middle ground in the climate debate, seeing human activity as a serious threat but challenging what they call the extremism of both skeptics and zealots.

Kevin Vranes, a climatologist at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, said he sensed a growing backlash against exaggeration. While praising Mr. Gore for “getting the message out,” Dr. Vranes questioned whether his presentations were “overselling our certainty about knowing the future.”

Ya think Kevin? This is far from settled science people. In Fact, I do not believe there is anything we can do about global warming. We certainly should not destroy the world’s economy over a bunch of chicken littles.

If you are really worried about CO2 in the environment, grow plants, because they EAT CO2 and turn it into oxygen!! You know it is ridiculous, when the NY Times is reporting on this story!

Please people, do you trust these people to tell you the weather next week???? How can you trust them to predict anything many years in the future?