Thursday, May 17, 2012

Small scale vortex over west Kansas with changing air pressures.

May 17, 2012
UNISYS Enhanced Infrared Satellite of Central Plains USA (click here for 12 hour loop)

There has been a rapid change in air pressure over the country, there is a small scale vortex forming over western Kansas resulting in thunderstorms. It may get worse than that, though.

May 17, 2012
UNISYS Infrared Satellite USA (click here for 12 hour loop)

May 17, 2012
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of North and West Satellite (click here for 12 hour loop)

The first Eastern Pacific hurricane of the season is noted 15 degrees north. It is called "Aletta" and is west of Guatemala on the same latitude. The highest wind speed was 40 mph and a Tropical Storm. Aletta is currently a tropical depression with a central pressure of 1005 millibars. Currently, winds are sustained at 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

A dissipating Aletta could contribute to higher air turbulence reflected in the change in air pressure over North America.

The Debt Ceiling foundered and now its the Bush Tax Cuts.


No more Bush Tax Cuts!

3:46 PM, May. 17, 2012

Republican lawmakers (click here) intensified their efforts on Thursday to get quick congressional action on heading off automatic tax increases and revamping the federal tax code.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., 41 Senate Republicans said they wanted a vote this summer — before the November elections —

on preventing tax increases that will take effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts. Those increases would be a result of the expiration of tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush and would affect people across all income levels.

“The time to begin is now. Inaction is irresponsible,” said the letter, which was led by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee....

It is unfortunate poor Orin is up against the rope in his re-election, Harry, but demanding a return of the biggest mistake in the country's history, namely The Bush Tax Cuts, is not the way to go. Show Orin how to have some backbone, Harry and have him stand up for reality and the Middle Class! The GOP wants a campaign wedge issue, Harry. I say, give 'em one, demand they put their pants on and 'man up' to support a vibrant Middle Class.

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Senate candidate Dan Liljenquist (click here) renewed his call this week for  televised debates with Sen. Orrin Hatch before next month's Republican primary election. But the longtime senator refuses to debate on television and maintains that the single scheduled radio debate is sufficient.
KSL and the Deseret News this month offered the candidates an hour-long prime time debate in early June, an invitation Liljenquist quickly accepted. Hatch did not respond.
Two days later, the Hatch campaign agreed to a debate on KSL Radio's "Doug Wright Show" to be conducted a week or so before the June 26 primary. Hatch campaign manager Dave Hansen said it would be the only debate the senator would do before the election. A date has yet to be scheduled.
This week, KSL-TV proposed to the Hatch campaign that the radio debate be videotaped and rebroadcast on television, and offered to conduct and air a debate from Washington, D.C., to accommodate the senator's schedule....

Orin should appreciate this is the "Year of the Middle Class" for Republicans. Absolutely. It is a year of redeeming grace for Republicans to finally shed their obedience to the Plutocrats and join 99% of the country! Come on Orin, we know you can do it!

Dagan should seek diplomatic mission to Russia.

...Former Mossad head Meir Dagan, (click here) who since leaving office last year has been outspoken in his opposition to an Israeli strike at this time on Iran, joined two other former intelligence heads, one American and the other German, in writing in The Wall Street Journal Thursday that crushing new sanctions need to be imposed against Tehran.
“As the Iranian regime races to fulfill its nuclear ambitions, the world faces a stark choice,” read the article....

How unfortunate a young black man was shot to death with traces of having experimented with marijuana.

The effects of smoking marijuana fade quickly, (click here) but the drug, known affectionately as "weed," can be detected in the body for weeks and sometimes longer. How long it remains in the system depends on how often or how much marijuana the user has been smoking.

There is absolutely no proof ANYWHERE Trayvon Martin was taunting Zimmerman into a confrontation. NONE! Zimmerman killed a young black man for no reason, no reason at all!

Trayvon Martin (click here) had traces of marijuana in his system on the night he was shot dead by a neighbourhood watch leader later charged with the teenager's murder, a post mortem report has revealed.

According to the document released ton Thursday by prosecutors in Florida, traces of the drug THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, were found in Martin's blood and urine during an autopsy on 27 February, the day after he was killed in a confrontation with George Zimmerman.

Lawyers for Zimmerman, 28, who faces at least 25 years in jail if he is convicted of second-degree murder, insist it was Martin, 17, who provoked the fatal incident, forcing their client to fire in self-defence....