Friday, October 21, 2016

Vigilance is always needed.

It doesn't matter if the storm isn't defined as tropical or sub-tropical, super storms begin in incidious ways.

October 21, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor GOES East Satellite (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you) 

Pre-Otto has increased it's central circulation to a higher velocity. That velocity is now drawing water vapor off the equatorial region.

The ITCZ is being depopulated by the Pre-Otto vortex.

October 21, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor north and west hemisphere satellite (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)   

What time of day is it on the east coast of the USA? 

6:40 PM EST. What happens in the evening in October? The sun goes down. What was drawing the water vapor to latitudes nearer the equator? The direct rays of the sun. Where are the direct sun's rays at sunset?

As the world turns the direct sun's rays move with it.

October 21, 2016
UNISYS Visual satellite of the north and west hemisphere (click here)

WATER VAPOR GENERATION is done by the direct rays of the sun. What happens when the sun moves across Earth and a hemisphere becomes dark? 

When the sun travels and dark takes over a hemisphere the air cools. Where is the heat sustained? The velocity of the insidious super storm now dominates the air movement and NOT the sun. The insidious super storm Pre-Otto now has no competition for the water vapor. The velocity of the Pre-Otto increases as it draws the hot water vapor off the equator.

Pre-Otto may achieve a higher velocity, but, it may not be enough to produce a hurricane. Maybe the velocity will dissipate tomorrow when the sun comes up and Pre-Otto will move north and lose the hot water vapor off the equator. But, tomorrow, even in competition with the sun for water vapor, Pre-Otto will survive only to have it's way with equatorial water vapor when the sun no longer robs the storm of it's water vapor. By this time tomorrow, if Pre-Otto sustains and builds, it will become a far higher velocity and become a tropical storm threat.

Currently, coastal North Carolina is shadowed in complete darkness and very heavy rain is occurring. A front is moving through. Pre-Otto will not move north.

Nasty? Isn't it pot calling the kettle nasty?

Someone had to know the comments by Trump would catch fire. It is what he intended. What no one counted on was the opportunistic economy that came with it.

Women don't like to be attacked. We have all been there.

October 21, 2016
By Madeline Berg

...In a way (click here) that might be aggravating to Trump, the proof of this “nasty” movement can be seen by the measure he seems to care about the most: the money.

In the day following the debate, when Swanky Press introduced its Nasty Woman merchandise, sales jumped 350% from the site’s daily average. Sales at Raygun—a mini-chain based in Des Moines that Clinton has visited and that describes itself as A Prairie Home Companion meets The Onion meets Urban Outfitters—says its sales doubled after making “America Needs Nasty Women” T shirts available Thursday.

And then there’s Janet Jackson. The singer didn’t have to make anything new to benefit from the nasty trend. Her 1986 “Nasty” got new love after the debate; Spotify streams of the song increased 250% after the debate....

Coastal North Carolina is not effected.

The net has been fine all day. Dyn needs to set up a 'felt quake' reporting by telephone. But, it might take a land line phone.

This type of attack may be carrying really lousey additions to the computer net in the USA. Not so much a virus, but, an agenda of adding software undetected to sabotage in the future.

I don't believe this is a one time issue. I think there will be an infrastructure installed with each wave of attack that carries with it future rendering of the USA helpless.

This is a government attack and I know of only one government with global reach of it's freight infrastructure.

The downloaded infrastructure is probably equipped to be a crawler when called up.

October 21, 2016
By Eli Blumenthal and Elizabeth Weise

...Effects felt nationwide (click here)

Dyn first reported issues at around 11:10 a.m. UTC, or roughly 7:10 a.m. ET, posting on its website that it "began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure."

In an update posted at 8:45 a.m. ET, the company confirmed the attack, noting that "this attack is mainly impacting US East and is impacting Managed DNS customers in this region. Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue."

By 2:52 p.m. ET, Dyn posted that the service monitoring issues had been resolved and that its engineers continued to investigate and mitigate the attacks on its infrastructure.

Amazon, whose web service AWS hosts many of the web's popular destinations including Netflix, also reported East Coast issues around the same time. In an update posted at 9:36 a.m. ET it said that it had "been resolved and the service is operating normally."...

Will the Chicago Cubs make history this year?!?!?

Addison Russell (click here for statistics)

October 21, 2016

The National League Championship Series (click here) between the Cubs and Dodgers has been as good as advertised, even if critic-at-large John Lackey isn't crazy about the coverage.

"You guys dramatize everything," the Cubs starter complained Wednesday after their Game 4 victory.

In order to make Lackey happy, it's probably best to downplay all the drama in the Cubs' 8-4 win in Game 5, the one that gave them a 3-2 series lead and sends them back to Wrigley Field on Saturday with a chance to clinch their first pennant since 1945. 

Jon Lester may have pitched seven brilliant, fist-pumping innings to put the Cubs one win from nirvana. Or, in less dramatic terms, perhaps he was just doing the job he's paid to do.

Addison Russell may have cranked a two-run, go-ahead home run to center while wearing Matt Szczur's leggings, one day after Anthony Rizzo homered and had three hits with Szczur's bat. Or maybe the Cubs just like borrowing Szczur's stuff.

Javier Baez may have saved the day with a couple magician-like plays at second. Or maybe he's just in the right place at the right time....

The Flint River Water Project

There is ongoing research, but, I had to pause today because someone is taking Friday off for a long weekend.

I will pursue other sources of information today.

Thank you.

This Halloween a horror film based in the Iran-Iraq war with subtitles. See it.

October 21, 2016
If Shideh (click here) wasn't already feeling demonised enough. She's a liberal-minded woman living in Tehran during the final years of the 1980s Iraq-Iran war.
She's lost her chance at becoming a medical doctor due to her previous political activism, having put aside her studies to raise her daughter Dorsa.
Now she is facing a cloistered life as a dutiful homemaker. Her doctor husband Iraj has been recalled to the army. He wants her to evacuate the city because of missile attacks. But she would rather stick it out, making regular trips to the basement with her neighbours when the air-raid sirens sound.
It turns out, though, that a missile through the roof is the least of Shideh's worries.
Something wicked this way comes. The pervading sense of fear seems to have conjured up something supernatural in the building....

There is no increased danger at this point, but, the circulation center east of Florida is sustaining.

October 21, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor GOES East Satellite (click here)

The water vapor transport into the circulation center is not as intense as with Matthew. As the circulation center/vortex increases it's water vapor content, the source is drying up rather than infusing as with Matthew. The sun's direct rays are heading south and the water vapor is following. 

Vigilance is still important. The heat in the troposphere is far too intense. The traditional hurricane season ends on November 1st, however, in recent years we have witnessed storms in December and January.

There are humanitarian pauses. The UN needs to maintain the window presented by Russia and the Syrian government.

October 21, 2016
By Voice of America

The United Nations (click here) was forced to postpone planned medical evacuations in east Aleppo Friday because security assurances were not given by groups fighting in the city.
"Medical evacuations of sick and injured could unfortunately not begin this morning as planned because the necessary conditions were not in place," said Jens Laerke, spokesman for the United Nations humanitarian office.
Laerke didn’t specify which groups failed to honor the humanitarian pause ordered by Russia a day earlier, saying only that the U.N. and the people of Aleppo were in an “astronomically difficult situation.”
Russia on Thursday ordered that a humanitarian pause in Aleppo be extended for another 24 hours.
Syria and Russia stopped airstrikes on Aleppo Tuesday and the pause in fighting had been due to end at 7 p.m. local time Thursday....

The issue of humanitarian 'time' in Syria was turned into a nightmare when the UN diplomats and non-profits pushed their presence past the end of the humanitarian time period provided. This humanitarian time element in Syria was maintained. Those are reasonable actions by Russia and Syria. Their cooperation should be respected without placing people's lives in danger in trying to force a permanent ceasefire. 

Maximizing the humanitarian time in Syria needs as much pre-planning as possible. Russia and Syria should provide the time period for pre-planning. The time period should remain secured from media and those that not directly involved in the efforts. The non-profits should maintain a readiness to move immediately when the fighting is lifted. 

This is the reality of the Syrian Civil War. Protecting life is the goal. 

ISIS has raised it's head in Kirkuk. It is called "Wack A Mole." We have been here before and ISIS was called insurgents by Bush.

There is a death of an American soldier that should not have been in battle in the first place and here comes the talking head generals.

Patraeus says the assault on Iraq is coming from the politics as well. Petraeus has come forward to the media on behalf of the USA military machine to invest far more in Iraq and the Middle East.

October 20, 2016
The battle for Mosul (click here) is the most important of the two-year campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq. Judy Woodruff speaks with retired Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of the Multi-National Force Iraq, about the current combat mission, as well as what he says is the greater challenge of governance of the region after ISIS has been dislodged.

We have been here before and even the Russians in Syria is now an enemy. Petraeus must be hard up for money. I don't know about women though.

We don't belong in Iraq.

We never did.

This is a cute twist of fate. Petraeus speaks out of both sides of his mouth. What else is new?

He promotes death in Iraq while he is promoting anti-gun politics in the USA. Does he care about human life? Evidently, only when it is within the USA's borders.

To the Veterans Coalition, the money being paid to Petreaus isn't worth it. Actions speak louder than words. He backs death by the USA military in foreign lands where it doesn't belong. 

The Veterans Coalition for Common Sense launched on Friday with the goal of pushing US lawmakers to enact more legislation to prevent gun tragedies

Former CIA director David Petraeus (click here) and retired US army Gen Stanley McChrystal are part of a new veterans initiative to reduce gun violence.
The Veterans Coalition for Common Sense launched on Friday at an event in Washington DC. The group’s goal is to push lawmakers to enact more legislation to prevent gun tragedies while adhering to the gun ownership rights protected by the second amendment.
The coalition’s advisory committee includes 23 veterans from every branch of the military, including Petraeus, McChrystal and former NSA director Michael Hayden.
“This is a group of leaders who support the second amendment and who believe in the rights of responsible people, law-abiding people, to own guns,” said Mark Prentice, communications director of Americans for Responsible Solutions, the parent group of the initiative... 

The USA media and it's CEOs thinks it is great to have propaganda rule the day again. More viewers make the sponsors happy.

Boycott Wall Street. There is no other answer. Support the local economy and boycott Wall Street. They don't belong in our economy when they participate with venues of propaganda and killing.