Monday, April 28, 2014

UNISYS Water Vapor GOES East Satellite (click here for 12 hour loop-thank you)
April 29, 2014

There is a stationary vortex offshore with a central circulation directly east of Rhode Island. 

It is stalling the system currently over the USA. 

By Robbie Ward
TUPELO, Mississippi Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:56am IST

(Reuters) - On a second day of ferocious storms (click here) that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi town of Tupelo on Monday causing widespread destruction to homes and businesses, according to witnesses and local emergency officials.

At least one person was killed in Tupelo, a city of about 35,000 in the northeast of the state and the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

Most of the deaths from the severe storm system occurred on Sunday when tornadoes tossed cars like toys in Arkansas and other states.

Monday's twister in Tupelo, one of several to tear across Mississippi, damaged hundreds of homes and businesses, downed power lines and tore up trees, the National Weather Service said.

"It was real bad. We're trying to pull people out," Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre, told Reuters, referring to emergency crews going house to house, searching damaged buildings....

There are brick structures destroyed. Has to be at least a EF 3. About 140 mph. 

There is nothing left of that school. The ground is wiped clean. Other than collapsed walls there isn't even debris laying around.


Here is all the debris. It was dumped in a lake.

I think that was more than 140 mph winds.

Now Egypt is trying mass numbers of people in absentia.

Updated about 3 hours ago
MINYA: An Egyptian court (click here) sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 alleged Islamists to death on Monday, a lawyer and prosecutor said, after two brief sessions the defence partly boycotted.

But the same court in the southern province of Minya also reversed 492 of 529 death sentences it passed in March, commuting most of those to life in prison.
The court, presided over by judge Said Youssef Sabry, had sparked an international outcry with its initial sentencing last month amid an extensive crackdown on supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.

The crackdown has extended to secular-leaning dissidents who supported Morsi’s overthrow but have since turned on the army-installed regime.

In Cairo, a court banned the April 6 youth movement that spearheaded the 2011 revolt which toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak, following a complaint accusing it of defaming Egypt and colluding with foreign parties.

In Minya, the judge is set to confirm the death sentences on June 21. Of the 683 sentenced on Monday, only 73 are in custody.—AFP

Do you understand vigilantism? That is exactly what social network in eastern Ukraine has created. What follows next is ethnic cleansing. Knock it off.

Thank you for sending him home. He should not return to Ukraine. Just that simple. There are other interests he should pursue.

Stay out of the way. There is no profound leadership that has control over everyone's safety. I basically see eastern Ukraine as a No-Go Zone until there is peaceful return to governing. The militias should stop being dangerous people and return to work. They are not accomplishing anything except making the citizens fearful for their lives.

There should be no detainees. There should be no disruption in schools or businesses. The militias are creating their own economic crisis.

The only people that should be involved in conveying information to the people of other countries, at this point, should be diplomats. There is too much being said on the social media placing people like Simon Ostrovsky in the line of fire. He needs to stay out of a very unstable part of the world.

What is transpiring in eastern Ukraine is tragic. But, the militias have to stop their terrible activities and return to normal lives and work. No one is trying to cause them problems. They are causing their own problems. Hanging flags on buildings is MISCHIEF and does not achieve sovereignty by any stretch of the imagination. The candidates should be preparing for elections and the cities ending conflict to carry out those elections successfully.

I believe there are cultural differences that American journalists can't transcend successfully without placing themselves in danger. For whatever reason that is, it is a fact. We are all worried about the people of this region of Ukraine, but, there is dearly little to be done from outside the country. Any aggressions would cause far more deaths than may or may not have occurred already.  I also believe there is a better than good change the journalists are causing tensions and not alleviating them. The less opposition to the militias there is the safer the people will be. 

The investigations into whom is on the ground in eastern Ukraine is not the responsibility of journalists. That is tabloid information. 


The Weather Channel is providing intense coverage of the severe storms.

The Weather Channel (click here)

We are tracking (click here) a dangerous threat of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding rainfall now through Wednesday on The Weather Channel and For the full forecast each day through Wednesday, click the link below.

(FULL FORECAST: Multiple-Day Severe Threat)

They are seeing debris in some areas and flooding as well. They are very concerned for people that will be going to bed with this impending danger.

The coverage is on television as well. The local forecasters do an incredible job as well. Everyone that can is tracking this and seeking to end the threat of death, but, people ultimately have to know what to do. 

I want an investigation. Why mention XP if Microsoft has abandoned all it's users?

James Vincent
Monday, 28 April 2014

...The company (click here) has issued a security advisory regarding the flaw and says that it is currently exploring ways to fix the vulnerability.

“On completion of this investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to protect our customers, which may include providing a solution through our monthly security update release process, or an out-of-cycle security update, depending on customer needs,” wrote the company.

The flaw is particularly hazardous on computers running the recently-discontinued Windows XP operating system. Microsoft ended security support for the 12-year-old software in April, warning users that the lack of updates would put computers running XP at severe risk to hackers and viruses....

April 14, 2014
Stefanie Smith

...over 200 million users were still using Windows XP. (click here) Since then less than 2% of AVAST Windows XP users have parted ways with the operating system....

Windows 8 is for touch screens.

Windows 8.1 (click here)

The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.
Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only. Currently running Windows Vista or XP? First upgrade to Windows 8. Upon installation you can update to 8.1 for free.
Already running Windows 8? No need to buy Windows 8.1—you can update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.

$23,800,000,000 - That would be the 'take' by Microsoft if everyone using XP bought 8.1. Not bad. Twenty-three billion US. 

Putting Lipstick on a Pig. Do Republican Women have to castrate eveything they touch so they don't need contraception?

It is obvious, isn't it? There is no way to be a powerful Republican woman unless they are castrating power of the correct people. It is a new "Put your pants on" standard. It's all the same. They don't stand on addressing problems, they sell image and propaganda. Those images have nothing to do with the problems we face as a country.

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 02:59 PM
By Sharon Churcher

Sarah Palin (click here) will headline a "Heels on, Gloves Off!" rally with Joni Ernst, the Iowa Republican Senate candidate whose campaign ad comparing federal budget cutting to hog castration has gone viral. 

The Des Moines Register reports the April 27 rally is being staged by a group called ShePAC, which says in an emailed invitation to the event that Ernst’s background is a testament to her experience in the state. 

A lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard, "Joni has never forgotten where she came from," the group says. "She has served 21 years in the military, and has been a crusading conservative in the Iowa State Senate. She was ShePAC's 1st endorsement of the 2014 cycle — and we are proud to support her!" The mailing says of Palin, "Recent polls found her to be the most respected figure in the Republican Party today! Her dedication to conservative candidates and causes is inspiring -- she is a warrior for conservative women everywhere."... 

Republican Joni Ernst (click here) made a national name for herself when she ran this amazing ad, bragging that her experience castrating pigs made her the best candidate to be Iowa’s next US senator. What apparently doesn’t matter: her experience missing more than half the votes in the Iowa State Senate, and also the part where she lied about the reason she missed them.
When asked why she’d missed 117 out of 195 votes in the Iowa Senate’s last session, Ernst told Laura Ingraham late last month that she’d been on duty in the National Guard during those missed votes, which should have been an impenetrable defense. “Those are times that I’ve been on orders … so that is one thing you won’t hear them talking about, those that are attacking my voting record.”

What is the difference between castrating hogs and identifying with pit bulls? There is no dignity in getting the attention of Republicans? Women have to be muscular in order to take on the challenges of life? You've got to be joking. Why not go back to dropping the baby in the field? Third World, isn't it?

The new shield is all well and good, but, when is the DEPTH of the runaway reactor going to be known.

The cover is only the surface understanding of the devastation of reactor melt down.

By Henry Fountain 
Photographers by William Daniels
April 27, 2014
Chernobyl, Ukraine

Against the decaying skyline here, (click here) a one-of-a-kind engineering project is rising near the remains of the world’s worst civilian nuclear disaster.
An army of workers, shielded from radiation by thick concrete slabs, is constructing a huge arch, sheathed in acres of gleaming stainless steel and vast enough to cover the Statue of Liberty. The structure is so otherworldly it looks like it could have been dropped by aliens onto this Soviet-era industrial landscape....

Radiation is like water in that it is fluid and follows no rules in the direction it is taking. Actually, water has more rules than radiation. There needs to be methodology developed to discover the extent the radiation and/or physical deterioration has occurred into Earth. There is no reason in the year 2014 we do not know the 'entire' destruction of this reactor. How big is the circumference? What is the three dimensional picture and the total of the devastation? 

And whom exactly are the facists?

Maria Danilova
Associated Press 7:54 a.m. EDT April 28, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The mayor of Ukraine's (click here) second-largest city was shot in the back Monday and pro-Russia insurgents seized yet another government building as tensions rose in eastern Ukraine ahead of a new round of U.S. sanctions....

I think President Obama is handling this exactly as it should be handled. Putin puts on a pretty face for the cameras, but, while the billionaire president isn't feeling the pain, Russia is.

This is one of the best messages I've seen from PETA.

Behind the bright lights and colorful costumes, (click here) the Ringling Bros. circus is hiding a cruel, dark truth. Ringling doesn’t want you to know what really happens to the animals who are forced to perform in its acts, but this infographic exposes some of the circus’s abuses.

"Morning Papers" - It's Origin (click here - thank you)

The Rooster


After two deaths in North Carolina to date: 

Twisters kill at least 16 in Ark.; 1 in Okla. (click here)  

William M. Welch 
USA TODAY 6:42 a.m. EDT 
April 28, 2014

Fierce storms spawned deadly tornadoes across the south and central U.S. on Sunday, leaving at least 16 dead in Arkansas and weaving a long trail of debris.
Sheriff Andy Shock of Faulkner County, Ark., said at least ten people in the county were killed, KTHV-TV in Little Rock reported. "It's just devastating," Shock said, adding that he expects the number to rise.
Brandon Morris with the state Department of Emergency Management said one person is confirmed dead in White County, Ark., the television station reported. The twister carved a 30-mile trail of damage, and tens of thousands in central Arkansas were without power.
Among the ruins was a new $14 million intermediate school in Vilonia, north of Little Rock, that was set to open this fall....

At least it wasn't me, ya know? Those people are crazy down south anyway. They don't build shelters and they know this mess is going to happen. Their those god people that think god protects them. Like god is going to decide tonight is the night he is going to save a life. Right. I suppose they can be grateful their $14 million school didn't have kids in it. That would be a miracle right? This was nighttime. Good thing, huh? It isn't like Moore, Oklahoma where all those kids were caught in school with no place to run, no place to hide. 
A low-level thunderstorm supercell (click here) passes over the area of Hampton, Arkansas late on April 24, 2014. Reuters/Gene Blevins 

Updated 4:39 am, Monday, April 28, 2014 

PLAIN DEALING, La. (AP) — A suspected tornado (click here) injured one person and heavily damaged a home in northwest Louisiana.
Bill Davis, a spokesman for the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, says it hit around 3:15 a.m. Monday, about six miles west of Plain Dealing in mostly a rural area.
Davis says a teenager suffered minor cuts and bruises and his home was heavily damage. Several other people in the home were not injured.
He says the power is out and deputies were going home to home checking on other damage.

"Good Night, Moon"

Waning Crescent 

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28.4 day old Moon