Friday, December 30, 2016

 I think both these maps have been entered before. It shows the Flint River and where it adds to the Saginaw Bay. The Michigan map shows where the Flint River is in relation to the rest of the state.

It is safe to say the Flint River is a part of a larger river system.

While the Flint River is part of a larger river system, it also has it's own watershed.

Each river in this water system has it's own watershed system. 

A watershed system is about geography and geology. The watershed is about the land that receives water from rain and dew. A watershed also has other resources such as lawn sprinklers and in today's society a watershed also receives water from bottles and water deliver.

That may seem like a silly concept, but, it isn't. Those that think about Earth look to the "natural system" for the water and then assess the "foreign system" for the watershed, including such things as water delivery of water from places outside the watershed. To my knowledge and I will make sure this is fact, Flint River watershed does not have a water bottling plant. As a result water is delivered from outside the watershed for use within it.

This is the Flint River watershed. It has tributaries emptying into the Flint River. It also has "overland" flow that runs off the land into the river. Interestingly, it has a watershed that does not contribute to the Cass River. There is land to the south of the river that belongs to the Shiawassee River that does not contribute to the Flint River watershed. 

It seems to me to be a very interesting watershed. It is a significant size for the length of the river. I won't get into specifics, but, during my investigation of the Flint River, it has a unpredictable "recharge." Recharge is the water that flows into the river to replenish the water that runs into a larger river system. When a river has a unpredictable recharge it cannot be a water source. Why? Because a high demand of water use of such a river would mean it could run dry and leave residents without water at all.

My information is from public records, if anyone put an effort forward it could be found.

Setting aside the danger of the water itself, the Army Corp of Engineers would not have approved it for a city's water source for the chance it would not be sufficient for high demand use. The US Army Corp of the Detroit District could be asked to officially evaluate the river flow rate and recharge to determine what I stated as fact. The do all and end all focus on the EPA's responsibility is not the only place that needed to evaluate the work of the Snyder administration.

The Flint River Water Project is ongoing.

As early as December 16, 2016 the USA CIA was stating Russian hacking was to promote a Trump win.

Other media reports are lies and pandering to the President Elect.

December 16, 2016
By Jeremy Diamond

Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama (click here) has vowed the US will retaliate against Russia "at a time and place of our own choosing" for Moscow's hacking attempts to influence the country's elections.
A growing chorus of powerful voices on Capitol Hill -- including Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate -- is calling for a bipartisan probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential vote.
    But President-elect Donald Trump has rejected out of hand any suggestions of Russian influence on the election -- despite the CIA concluding that Russia acted to help Trump win.
    So why is Trump so quick to dismiss intelligence agencies' findings even as leaders of his own party express concerns about Russia's role in the 2016 election? And how conclusive are the US intelligence community's findings?

    Cheap outlets break the USA law.

    December 30, 2016

    The rap group Run-DMC (click here) filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission.

    A founder of the group and owner of the Run-DMC brand, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, was listed as the plaintiff in the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in the Southern District of New York.

    The complaint said the defendants are "advertising, selling, manufacturing, promoting and distributing multiple products" in the group's trademarked name. The products include glasses, hats, t-shirts, patches, wallets and other items.

    The lawsuit alleged that the retailers have improperly profited, diluted and harmed the Run-DMC brand, which it said has generated more than $100 million in revenue since its inception in the 1980s.

    Run-DMC was founded in New York in 1981 by McDaniels, Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, who was fatally shot in his Queens recording studio in 2002....

    Not everyone at the Kremlin sees the pot of gold from a prospective USA Secretary of State.

    It is safe to say, the Kremlin disagrees with Putin's priority of "Oil First."

    December 30, 2016
    By Andrew Roth and David Filipov

    The Kremlin has issued a stark warning to the United States, (click here) saying it would respond in kind to the U.S. expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and other sanctions following the Russian hacking of U.S. political parties before the 2016 presidential elections.
    "I cannot say now what the response will be, although, as we know, there is no alternative here to the principle of reciprocity," said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov in a statement late Thursday evening reported by the Interfax news service.
    He said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would decide the exact response.
    Peskov's remarks were the culmination of a sharply-worded reaction by Russia's establishment to the sanctions, which come at a time when Moscow is looking forward to an improvement in its ties with the U.S. at the start of the Trump administration in three weeks....

    Conor Kennedy views harassment among adults as bullying. He doesn't back away from defending his gay friend.

    This is not the first arrest for Conor. He has joined the RFK, Jr. legacy.

    February 14, 2012
    By Deirdra Kaye

    Conor Kennedy, (click here) Robert Kennedy Jr. and Daryl Hannah were arrested outside the White House on Valentine's Day morning. But it was for a good cause!...

    December 29, 2016
    By Jason Auslander

    A 22-year-old member of the Kennedy family (click here) arrested after a bar fight early Thursday was defending a gay friend who was being bullied, his father said.
    “Conor has always reacted against bullying,” said Robert Kennedy Jr. “I’m happy he stood up for his friend.”
    John Conor Kennedy — who goes by Conor — had asked a group of four men to apologize to his friend for calling him a common homophobic slur an hour before the fight erupted at about 1:40 a.m. outside the Bootsy Bellows nightclub, Robert Kennedy said.
    One of the men did come over and apologize to his friend at that point, he said. But when the crowd began leaving the club an hour later, at least two of the men began using homophobic slurs against Conor Kennedy’s friend again and he told them to stop, Robert Kennedy said.
    One of the men asked what he was going to do about it and took a swing at Conor Kennedy and the fight broke out, he said. No physical contact occurred between the men and Conor Kennedy’s gay friend, Robert Kennedy said, terming the incident “menacing.”...

    Tough talk about Iran is nothing more than tough talk.

    December 29, 2016
    By Trefis Team

    Sold: Fifteen 777-300ER, fifteen 777X-wide body which is under development, but, the main workhorse in the Iranian commercial airline is fifty 737MAX-single aisle jet.
    Boeing ( BA ) and its main rival Airbus (click here) have been plagued by a slowing commercial airplane market. The weak economy has forced air carriers and governments to delay or cancel orders for new aircraft in recent quarters. Furthermore, airliners built more than 20 to 30 years ago are still flying regular routes after being refurbished multiple times. This has increased pressure on both companies to lower prices on their jetliners to win deals. At present, Boeing has only been able sell 558 planes this year, that's a whopping 36% drop in sales year over year.

    Earlier in the month, Boeing had announced that the company had finalised a deal with Iran Air to sell it 80 planes at a market value of close to $17 billion. That said, one must remember that aircraft sales are almost never made at list prices. In this respect, the Iranian leadership has mentioned that due to the nature of the particular order and the choice possibilities, the deal is actually worth only half the of the book value . This has helped calm tensions in Iran at a time when hardliners have heavily criticized President Hassan Rouhani over the costs of the purchases....

    The 777MAX is actually in competition with the Dreamliner, except, for the number of passengers which is about half the capacity of the Dreamliner. The Dreamliner is a unique class of jets composed with New Age materials to provide fuel economy while being uncompromising with larger passenger capacity.

    When comparing the Dreamliner fuel per passenger may be better than the 737MAX.

    October 18, 2014
    By Mark Huber

    Dramatically better fuel economy and range (click here) coupled with attractive pricing and faster and less expensive completion options could rekindle Boeing’s (Booth 1598) sluggish single-aisle BBJ programs, if customers can step into the middle of a flood of airline orders and pry aircraft off the assembly line.

    Driven by the airlines’ desire to cut costs and increase fuel efficiency, Boeing announced the 737 Max program in 2011 after contemplating–and ultimately rejecting–a completely clean-sheet design replacement for its 737 twinjet. Even before Boeing could finish the details of the Max’s design, the airlines, eager to boost earnings, began placing massive orders. Although Boeing won’t deliver the Max until late 2017, as of August it already has more than 2,200 orders for the airplane. The first BBJ Max is expected to be delivered without an interior in 2018 to California’s AvJet on behalf of a private client who currently owns a BBJ....
    Left is a picture of a Cessna Citation now missing.

    December 30, 2016
    By Kurt Chirbas

    A small plane heading for Ohio State University vanished (click here) after taking off from an airport on the shores of Lake Erie late Thursday.

    The Cessna Citation 525 departed at 10:57 p.m. Thursday from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. Air traffic control officials lost contact with it a short time later....   

    Russia is joyfully breaking treaties.

    When Russia begins it's nuclear arms race it will be dissolving important treaties. "W" replaced nuclear weapons treaties with a 3 page document. Trump and Putin are simply throwing all the treaties related to nuclear weapons in the trash can and restarting the Cold War.

    Putin is not stupid. He is hiding Russian aggression in "Nukes for Peace" with an arms race. 

    First Trump's so called Secretary of State will open drilling in Russia and then with re-infused funds there will be a restart of an arms race. I would think all this to be obvious of a very weak USA President Elect. Trump is a fool for money no matter the monster that lies with such removal of treaties and arms escalation. 

    The chart below: Strategic Nuclear Arms Control Agreements (click here)

    December 30, 2016
    By Polina Devitt and Polina Nikolskaya

    President Vladimir Putin (click here) said Moscow would not expel anyone in response to Washington's decision to throw out 35 suspected Russian spies and sanction intelligence agencies it believes were involved in computer hacking in the 2016 presidential election.

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier proposed expelling 35 U.S. diplomats after outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the expulsions and sanctions on Thursday.

    But Putin said he would wait for the actions of President-elect Donald Trump, who will take office on Jan. 20, before deciding on any further steps in relations with the United States.

    "We will not expel anyone," Putin said in a statement on Friday. "While keeping the right for retaliatory measures, we will not descend to the level of 'kitchen', irresponsible diplomacy."

    In withering remarks, Putin even invited U.S. diplomats and their families to a party in the Kremlin....

    The children should attend the celebration as a sign of how the measure of peace lies with the future and the children should have every opportunity to realize it.