Monday, June 28, 2010

Alex (click title to entry for 12 hour loop - thank you)

June 10, 2010
UNISYS Water Vapor GOES East Satellite

Tropical Storm Alex currently at 55 mph and building after leaving the Yucatan Peninsula.

It is a very large storm and at this point I believe it remains unpredictable.

It has a 'twin vortex' east of the Bahama Islands. 

I would not underestimate Alex or its twin in the Atlantic.

Texas begins preparing for Tropical Storm Alex

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer © 2010 The Associated Press

June 28, 2010, 7:37PM
McALLEN, Texas — Beachgoers began canceling hotel rooms for the busy July Fourth weekend Monday as officials prepared emergency shelters and sandbag distribution with Tropical Storm Alex gaining steam in the Gulf and possibly headed for Texas.
A hurricane watch stretched from Baffin Bay, near Kingsville, down the Texas coast and into northern Mexico. A tropical storm watch extended from Baffin Bay north to Port O'Connor, on the tip of Matagorda Bay. Alex had sustained winds Monday evening near 60 mph, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami expected the storm to become a hurricane Tuesday.
It was projected to make landfall as a moderate to strong Category 1 hurricane, said Barry Goldsmith, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Brownsville. The path was expected to take Alex very near the Mexico-U.S. border sometime Thursday.

Republicans are sexists. Never once did the 'idea' of separating personal political preferences enter into the Alito or Roberts confirmation hearings, but, with Judge Sotomayor and now Nominee Kagan has nothing but personal slurs leveled at them.

Forbid a woman should not be a 'cookie cutter' model for the Republicans to confirm.  Elen Kagan is brilliant and everyone knows it.  Her service as Solicitor General has been impeccable and LOYAL to the USA Constitution, which Alito and Roberts cannot lay claim to.  I look forward to her leadership, a woman's right too, as a Supreme Court Justice.  The Court will have three woman and how wonderful it will be.  Thank you for accepting the nomination, Ms. Kagan. 
..."I tend to be a legal realist, and I don't think there is one right answer to every legal question, especially when you are talking about the big issues the Supreme Court has to address," Kinports explained. "I think one's vote in a lot of the cases the Supreme Court hears can't help but be influenced by politics in part, but also by one's personal experience, one's sense of how the world works. Deciding a legal case is not like solving a math equation. It may well be influenced by one's views and perspective."

Kinports clerked on the Supreme Court under Justice Harry Blackmun as well as for the same Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals judge as Kagan, Judge Abner Mivka. Though she does not know Kagan, Kinports said Kagan seems to be persuasive and already appears to have developed a good relationship with the current justices during her tenure as solicitor general since 2009....

Vladimir, were you worried about us? How touching. How long have they been doing this? What political contacts were their favorite?

...The arrests are the culmination of a multi-year investigation that used extensive surveillance of communications and wiretaps, including putting listening devices into the homes of the accused individuals.
The FBI decrypted a coded message in 2009 sent to two of the individuals accused of being part of the ring. The message instructed them to "search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US and send intels" back to Moscow, according to court papers....

BP seeks to reassure Russia over oil spill

By Charles Clover in Moscow
Published: June 28 2010 17:02
Last updated: June 28 2010 17:02
BP’s embattled chief executive, Tony Hayward, met top Russian officials in Moscow on Monday in an effort to reassure them that the company’s commitment to Russia, the source of 25 per cent of its oil production, is undiminished as a result of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
In media comments ahead of the meeting, Igor Sechin, the deputy prime minister who oversees energy policy, fuelled speculation about Mr Hayward’s future. He was quoted by several Russian news agencies, as saying “Hayward is leaving his post, he will introduce his successor.”

Senator Byrd loved the USA Constitution and the people he represented. He openly wept on the Senate floor for the late Senator Kennedy.

But, he openly distained the Bush Administration for its abuses of Constitutional Law and openly brought that disdain to the Senate Floor.
Good-bye and Thank you, Senator Byrd.