Friday, June 21, 2013

Here is something too cute for words. And they are future voters, too.

Good night.

See that, the current Governor brought in a good, hard working Mainer into the race when he proved how corrupt he was.

I hear the Governor PREFERS to be a US House Representative. He'll fit right in and Speaker Boner won't even know he is there.

Did you know this was coming? I had a suspicion this was coming. I betcha Mr. Snowden did, too.

Edward Snowden, (click here) the former National Security Agency contractor whose leak of agency documents has set off a national debate over the proper limits of government surveillance, has been charged with violating the Espionage Act and stealing government property for disclosing classified information to The Guardian and The Washington Post, the Justice Department said Friday.

Each of the three charges unsealed Friday carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, for a total of 30 years. Snowden is likely to be indicted, and additional counts may well be added. In addition to the theft charge, the two charges under the Espionage Act include “unauthorized communication of national defense information” and “willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorized person.” Communications intelligence is the technical term for eavesdropping and other electronic intercepts....

This is oppression. Texas already has the highest pregnancy rate in the nation, now it will go higher.

Texas was the home of Roe v Wade. Democracy denied by the politicians of Texas. This new law will be litigable. It is unconstitutional. It harms women. So, like every other extremist move in the country, this has to go to the courts to be declared unconstitutional. 

In the meantime, women's lives are in the balance.

This is the trend with the Right Wing. Perhaps the Progressive caucuses should try it to see if the electorate likes it. It is a cheap trick for political ads. These events are photo ops and shows the willingness of the candidate to do what is unthinkable and no cronies are involved. So, it is a cheap trick and there are probably some Progressive caucuses that would benefit from conducting their own political grandstanding stunt. Who knows?

AUSTIN, Texas—A Texas House committee (click here) has approved new restrictions on abortions in the state, after cutting short an 11-hour hearing and denying hundreds of people the opportunity to testify against them.
House Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook held a perfunctory meeting Friday to approve all of the measures, with Republicans voting for the measures and Democrats opposing. The vote came after hundreds of abortion rights supporters packed a hearing Thursday until 3:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Opponents hoped to stall the measures, but Cook cut off public testimony saying it was becoming repetitive. Houston Democrat Jessica Farrar said in 20 years she'd never seen a chairman cut short testimony.
The proposed laws would limit what clinics and doctors can perform abortions, and ban them after 20 weeks instead of 24... 

In this picture to the left is Byron Cook. The best option and this is just my opinion, is to seek out his political funders and advertise their interest in backing him. I'm going to tell you why.

He won his district by 73%. He isn't worried about his government seat. He isn't worried at all and he should be as this measure is a grievous offense against women. But, due to his status as a rock solid candidate he acts as a front man for the entire Republican Party that might have a tight race or two.

Now, this is a really good place to start because it is tough territory, so everything here is down hill. But, there are women in his district that are going to be very unhappy with his oppress of them. It has to pointed out this is oppression. This is NOT a religious or moral issue, this is endangering a woman's life. These decisions are between a woman and her doctor. 

Mr. Cook does not expect to be confronted with any challenge, but, he needs to be. These are his donors from 2010. This is not a big war chest because no one can seek to challenge the man. Now, the word is challenge. 

Did you know when women run for office, they win? Women will vote for another woman before their husbands will vote for her. I thought I'd throw that out there.

2010 (click here)

Cook raised a total of $303,243 in 2010. Below are Cook's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election

Bob Perry $10,000
Valero Energy $8,500
Texas Association of Realtors $7,500
Harold Simmons $6,000
NRG Energy $6,000 

I sincerely doubt the Texas Association of Realtors will be interested in funding another campaign if his polls show a CHALLENGE to his office based on the fact he thinks nothing of oppression of women. As a matter of fact they might even frown on the idea that he is the sledge hammer for the Republican's party when this is grandstanding for political gain while putting the lives of women at risk.

It is my strong suggestion the women of Texas that turned out in large numbers last night come together to do their own fundraising. A good place to start is a bake sale and work from there. 

I am quite confident there are very smart women in Texas to replace these wayward men. It is important they do. Why? Because I want to elect someone like Sandra Day O'Connor to the Presidency of the USA someday and I don't want to wait forever. 

You know, the State of Texas has some very nice, intelligent, strong and powerful women within it's borders. Women are great at being allies when it comes to what is important.

DO NOT IGNORE those folks that supported everyone at the hearing. Those folks will do fundraisers for the women THAT WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of the women in Texas. 

So, it is my opinion, there is an entire network of very savvy women in Texas not yet organized to take down these wayward thinking men mired in Old Age values that victimize woman and prevent them from reaching their potential. A woman has to be alive to be successful. I suggest they get on with it. These men have proven to be incompetent.

"A House divided against itself can't stand." Abraham Lincoln. YES!!!!!!!!!!!

Turn up the volume!!!!!!!

It was a trillion dollar bill, Boner and we weren't even feeding the poor or supporting the Small Family Farm!


This time it is the pipeline that exploded in of all places, Louisiana, the best governed state in the unino.

(Reuters) - A major natural gas pipeline exploded (click here) on Tuesday in Washington Parish, Louisiana, destroying a mobile home and causing an evacuation of the area but no injuries were reported, local officials said.

The blast on the Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) pipeline, which transports gas from Texas to south Florida, sent a mushroom cloud into the sky and sparked a fire on the line, according to Lauren Ritchie, a spokeswoman for the Washington Parish sheriff's department....

Look, I am confident I have mentioned this before; the pipelines cannot and WILL NOT hold up to the Canadian CRUD.

There are different grades of OIL. The Canadian Crud is among the lowest grades of oil. It is thick and won't flow through pipelines.

This is the actual picture of the garbage Canada is selling.

Secondary Upgrading (click here)
In the Secondary Upgrading process (SUG), hydrogen is added to stabilize the hydrocarbon molecules. Impurities like sulphur and nitrogen are removed. The remaining different hydrocarbons: naptha, diesel and gas oil, are then blended to make a mixture called Synthetic Crude
Oil (SCO). The SCO is the product that is transported via pipelines to refineries across North America. 

Naphtha is a corrosive. The Canadian Oil Sands PROCESS requires the corrosive properties of naphtha to make the lousy stuff flow. Otherwise, the Canadian Tar Sands Crud couldn't flow through pipelines. The petroleum industry knows naphtha is corroding the pipelines. That is a given. They ain't that stupid, they simply don't care.

MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)  Number: 888100004450 Version: 2.12

This material (click here) is considered hazardous by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).

Hazard Summary
Extremely flammable. Irritating to eyes and respiratory system. Affects central nervous system. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Aspiration Hazard. 

Why in god's name would anyone want this traveling across this country?

Long-term exposure may cause effects to specific organs, such as to the liver, kidneys, blood, nervous system, and skin. Contains benzene, which can cause blood disease, including anemia and leukemia.

Target Organs: Skin, Central nervous system, Liver, Kidney, Blood 

Naphtha is highly organic. Naphtha is a mixture of many volatile hydrocarbons

Naphthalene is a Polycyclic Aromatic Compound. Each white dot in the molecule below is a hydrogen. It is those hydrogens that make this compound so organic and so very dangerous to a person's well being.

Naphtha has many forms as a compound extracted through the petroleum process. But, the ONE sincere characteristic of Naphtha are the hydrogens no matter the COMPOUND formula. 

When there is an oil spill these compounds are released into the environment. This is not a minor problem. In the case of the BP Deepwater Horizon, marine biologists have found newly born dolphins dead washed up on shore. The reason they were dead was because of birth defects caused while they were in utero. The females were exposed to these volatile compounds and it caused fatal birth defects.

There is no doubt the cancer rates will increase where people are exposed to petroleum compounds. That is a fact. Having these compounds traveling across the country was dangerous enough, BUT, now the Canadian Oil Crud not only contains these compounds they contain A LOT of these compounds that actually corrodes the pipeline itself. The increase in pipeline breaks and in this case explosion is very predictable.

The entire petroleum industry has gotten this desperate for OLD WORLD wealth. The petroleum industry does not have new products. All they have is their old products in differing forms because PEAK OIL has already occurred. This form of oil did not delay Peak Oil, it created a different one that is more dangerous than the first.

Remember how the deadly tornado took a jog to the southeast resulting in the deaths of professional meterologists?

There is now a way of tracking the frequency and CHANGE in tornado patterns. This is an interesting way to approach and I am grateful this is a focus now, BUT, the REASON for that jog is related to 'oscillation' within the troposphere itself.

This is an excellent tool. Pure genius.

June 19, 2013
By Liz Klimas
“Not surprisingly, (click here) the lion’s share of storms travel in a northeastern direction along with the prevailing winds (and carry F5 storms at double the rate as the other quadrants),” Nelson wrote on the blog. “I was interested in seeing just how great a proportion actually do. Beyond that, I was interested in seeing regional trends where historic storms have bucked that NE trend and traveled some other direction.”

Nelson said he got the idea from New York-based meteorologist Robert Staskowski who wrote about the  ”[carving] up the country into tornado warning zones.” These maps, Nelson told io9, are part of his effort to do just that — create tornado warning zones that have more educated input on the twister’s direction.

June 20, 2013
My Melissa Cronin
The Huffington Post

The longest day of 2013 (click here) is finally here -- but this year, it comes with a twist.
While the solstice in the northern hemisphere traditionally falls on June 21 -- and this year it will occur on that date at 1:04 a.m. EDT -- it will begin on Thursday, June 20, for parts of the western U.S., according to the website of the Clark Planetarium. The time of the solstice depends upon your position on Earth and, as a consequence, where you are in relation to the sun....

June 21, 2013
10:45 GMT (5:45 AM)
The Weather Channel Current Temperature Map

I think of the Summer Solstice as an inflection point. It is the highest degree of solar rays to reach the northern hemisphere.

The Summer Solstice is the point where 'direct' solar rays start to move to the southern hemisphere again. 

The Sun Rays Simulator (click here)

So, what does that mean exactly? Right? So what. Maybe a person needs better sun screen today.

The sun heats the planet. Sol heats Earth, but, it is not a passive heating. It happens due to the nature of Earth. There is no human life on Venus or Mars, but, only Earth. So it is safe for anyone to recognize the fact there is a unique quality about Earth that lends itself to life. That unique quality is Earth's ACTIVE INTERACTION with the solar rays. 

Now if you accept that reality. The reality that Earth actively interacts with the sun's solar rays, then today is significant.

Do you know where I currently live the sky starts to go from black to blue long before the sun comes up and when the sun sets about 9:30 PM, the sky doesn't move from blue to black for another hour and 45 minutes. Lots of light with a very short nighttime. The farmers like it. It makes their growing season different than those folks in Kansas. DAYLIGHT HOURS. See, the closer one measures 'daylight hours' to the North Pole, the land of the midnight sun, the more interesting it gets.

But, that isn't really my point. 

The point is Earth has unique qualities. Those qualities are it's ability to generate 'infrared' radiation of it's surface and (THIS IS THE BIG ONE) that infrared radiation is trapped by Greenhouse Gases (the thin blue line).

The Thin Blue Line (click here)

The thin line of Earth's atmosphere and the setting sun are featured in this image photographed by the crew of the International Space Station while space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-129 mission was docked with the station.

The Thin Blue Line is the ATMOSPHERE of Earth. The gaseous layer of Earth, the way I think about it. Earth's atmosphere is the ONE unique character that ALLOWS life to exist.

So, today the northern hemisphere has been 'heated' as much as it is going to for THIS YEAR in the northern traverse of the sun's direct solar rays. But, that  is not the end of the heating of the northern hemisphere this year. Now, the direct solar rays start to 'REHEAT' the same land and water it has already heated once this year. 

This was the highest temperatures from yesterday. The highest temperatures didn't happen at noon time sun.

June 21, 2013
0100 GMT (8:00 PM EST)
The Weather Channel Actual Highs Map

The reason the highest temperatures don't happen at noontime is because EARTH ITSELF emits infrared radiation that heats the atmosphere and that 'latency' doesn't end at noontime, it goes on the entire time Earth is exposed to sunshine. In my case, Earth continues to absorb sunshine and turn it into heat until 11:15 PM today. 

So, one of the realities of THIS INFLECTION POINT in the traverse of direct solar rays across the face of Earth is the unrelenting heating and REHEATING of the northern hemisphere from here on. From here on the northern hemisphere will REHEAT. Those temperatures in the map above will go higher. Until the hurricanes kick in. Then the temperatures will fall as the ocean warms instead. The land will then REHEAT again at the end of the 'physics cycle' and the next hurricane will do the same thing. 

What is oddly interesting to me is the degree tornadoes will continue to spawn over land because the water vapor to support hurricanes has moved to higher elevations / altitudes.

"Ya all have a better day now."

Oh, yeah. "Drill, babe, drill."

June 21, 2013
1130:18 z (6:30:18 AM EST0
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of north and west hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

There are no signs of hurricane turbulence, but, there is a connection to equatorial water vapor into the center of the USA. If anyone has been paying attention to this blog, that statement will make sense. Basically, high potential for tornadoes.