Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017
By Rebecca Harrington

The end of the London Avenue pump station is seen with the New Orleans skyline in the background on August 29, 2017

While Hurricane Harvey's destruction (click here) was most severe in Texas, neighboring Louisiana didn't escape the storm's wrath.
Harvey threatened the state 12 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Thankfully, the tropical storm had lost most of its bluster by the time it crossed the Texas-Louisiana border.
Areas of southwest Louisiana saw up to 22 inches of rain, though, and widespread flooding filled the streets in towns like Iowa and Lake Charles, forcing many residents to evacuate....

Up to 60 inches of rain. 5 feet. Katrina's rainfall didn't come close. It was its wind and storm surge that did the most damage and deaths.

...KMOB radar (click here) showed the greatest rainfall amounts occurred east of Katrina’s eye and very close to the coast. A general 5-10 inches of rain fell with isolated amounts exceeding 12 inches. Rain bands extending well east of Katrina’s eye brought isolated rainfall totals of 3-6 inches over extreme northwest Florida. Significantly lighter rainfall amounts (less than 2 inches) fell east of a line from Camden, AL to Evergreen, AL to Navarre, FL. The highest rainfall total observed in our county warning area was in Philpot, FL where 7.80 inches of rain fell in 48 hours. Flash flooding occurred throughout the day as Katrina made landfall due to the heavy rainfall....

It isn't a bad idea. The burning chemical structures are in four feet of water.

If it exists there is the matter of buoyancy in addition to the water in the engine. Four feet of water is a lot of buoyancy. If there are heavy bulldozers they could bury the burning building under the standing water and smother the fire. 

Sand is the other option. If there are dumps that won't float, like the ones the length of tractor trailers; sand can be dumped on the burning areas and smother the fire.

There is the idea that burning off the chemicals will actually prevent pollution of the water. But, the water probably already has leaks in to it.

Bulldozer for underwater operations
US 3757438 A

A bulldozer adapted to carry out operations on ground which is submerged beneath water. The existing frame and belly guard of a conventional bulldozer are interconnected so as to form a watertight enclosure in which the engine and additional components are housed. At the upper part of the enclosure is a support for the operator and the various controls are accessible to the operator at the upper part of the enclosure. All liquid-holding tanks are located at an elevation sufficiently high to prevent flooding thereof, and the intake and exhaust of the engine also extend to an elevation high enough to maintain them out of water in which the entire bulldozer is situated during underwater operations.

I find it odd if there weren't something that can smother that fire. There is heavy industry and handling dangerous chemicals.

It can't float. Is has to have traction and it has to be able to roll out of the area it will demolish.

There should be an attempt to contain the leaks. I cannot believe the company simply abandoned the chemical plant and it was okay with the State of Texas. It is crazy the stuff that goes on in that state.

The only time the people seem to matter is when it is a national shame. There need to be prosecutions that come out of this and I am not just thinking about the chemical factory. It is complete negligence. These levels of negligence don't happen in other states. 

I know survivors feel grateful to be alive and out of the water. But, for god sake!

This is ridiculous. Stop the plans for this enormous and glamorous building.

The current building has an image problem. It just does. The Kushner lawyers need to apply to the city for a change in number for 5th Avenue or simply use a side street address.

Changes can be made for the right reasons. This is not illegal.

April 15, 2017

More and more (click here) continues to come out about US president Donald Trump Jared Kushner which we weren’t aware of back in 2016 during the elections.

You have got to prepare spiritually for this because what you are about to read will turn you upside down no matter if you are a Christian or atheist.

Turns out the billionaire president Jared Kushner owns a New York City building called 666 Fifth Avenue. The building bears the number 666 as if it is the street number but no, it is not its the building’s name. The building is located right between 52nd and 53rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Jared Kushner’s own office is located in this building. The also building used to have a bigger 666 logo which has now been replaced by Citibank:...

It isn't marketed correctly. The assets of the building are already good, it needs a new image to attack businesses and residents. The 666 has to go.

Belligerence isn't going to work. Making a gigantic and fancy building in its place isn't going to do a darn thing until the image of the building and city block changes.

Kushner and his family need to strike out on their own and stop listening to Trump. Have they looked at the Trump casinos lately? Get a new business manager and a new marketer.

Everyone is laughing Jared.

Trump is a typical Republican and promotes Corporate Welfare.

First, Gigrich's legislature creates the working poor with no way of becoming the Middle Class. The working poor was and still is corporate welfare. Places like Walmart developed and office within it's corporation to direct employees to apply for Medicaid and food stamps. That is corporate welfare in a very big way.

August 31, 2017
By Tory Newmyer

...Instead, (click here) Trump relied on some bank-shot logic — some might called it trickle-down — that easing the tax burden on businesses of all sizes will encourage them to invest more in their operations, including their workers, who’d see wages rise faster....

Now with the debt ceiling looming Trump is going to pretend there is an answer to the economy.

To start, what's wrong with the economy? It is doing fine, there is virtually no unemployment and there are very, very appropriate demands for a higher minimum wage WHEREBY companies are no longer on 'the dole' from Washington, DC.

August 30, 2017
By Pete Shroeder and Michelle Price

...The debt ceiling (click here) is a legal cap on how much money the government can borrow to fund its budget deficits and meet debt obligations. Failure to raise it from the current $19.8 trillion could lead to default, sending shockwaves across global markets....

There is no room for tax cuts at the top. The middle class can use a break and encourage upward movement, but, I don't see tax cuts above $250,000 or any corporate taxes. NONE!

This is ridiculous. The country is going to top $20 trillion in debt. What country is going to finance that?

The American people (click here) haven't seen a budget surplus since President Bill Clinton and the following years up to the entrance of the USA into the Afghan War and the illegal and immoral war in Iraq.

President Obama had his hands full. He inherited a failed and failing economy. I think the 2008 global economic collapse is the definitive definition of an economic slump. I don't see the USA economy today has problems. It just doesn't. Obama did a great job. His stimulus of 2009 built a strong country on the right path.

The economy grew strongly to the point where in 2013, the DEFICIT (not the DEBT) was cut in half. FIFTY PERCENT. Five-zero percent. 50% for its height of 9.8 percent of 2009. It only got better after that.

Donald Trump has no problems with the economy or the growing resolve to the national deficit. 

Kindly note, the year President Obama saw a 50 percent reduction in the National Deficit was 2013.

Got that? 2013.
On January 29, 2013, (click here) the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, a $50.7 billion package of disaster assistance largely focused on responding to Hurricane Sandy, was enacted as P.L. 113-2. In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy impacted a wide swath of the East Coast of the United States, resulting in more than 120 deaths and the major disaster declarations for 12 states plus the District of Columbia. The Administration submitted a request to Congress on December 7, 2012, for $60.4 billion in supplemental funding and legislative provisions to address both the immediate losses and damages from Hurricane Sandy, as well as to mitigate the damage from future disasters in the impacted region....

President Obama and Governor Christi found bipartisanship to save the donor state of New Jersey.

President Trump is bragging the GDP is increasing to 3.1 percent. Fine. If the facts back that up, then there is every reason to believe additional taxes from that GDP will reduce the national deficit AND the national debt even more.

The problem with the increase of the USA GDP over three percent is at a far higher cost to environmental insults. This is the growth is the very cause of storms like Harvey.

The only tax cuts I see is to the middle class and working poor to encourage their upward movement and even more growth of the country. With increasing income and wages the need for food stamps will drop naturally with income growth of the working poor and middle class. The same will become true of the Medicaid Extension as more citizens find their income increases. The Medicaid Extension enrollees will have a long runway to reach enough income to 'qualify out' of that important program.

Have a better day.

There is significant movement in the troposphere and Harvey is weakening. This time I do believe there is no going back.

August 31, 2017
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of the north and west hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

The vortex over Mexico has successfully launched a storm into the Pacific Ocean and the jet stream showed up. It does at times become the big mover to the air mass. It is moving that Pacific system that has been rippleless and lacking movement. So, things are moving. Harvey still exists by is weakening.

28.10 -94.80 08/29/06Z 40 997 TROPICAL STORM
28.40 -94.30 08/29/12Z 40 997 TROPICAL STORM
29.20 -94.30 08/29/18Z 45 994 TROPICAL STORM
29.00 -93.60 08/30/00Z 45 994 TROPICAL STORM
29.80 -93.40 08/30/06Z 40 990 TROPICAL STORM
30.50 -93.30 08/30/12Z 40 993 TROPICAL STORM
30.80 -93.10 08/30/18Z 35 998 TROPICAL STORM
31.70 -92.30 08/31/00Z 30 998 TROPICAL DEPRESSION

There was a big change in the central pressure of Harvey at the 6:00 PM satellite. The 6:00 AM is not posted yet.

Lidia showed up off Mexico at midnight. It is the primary driver to the weakening of Harvey. It looks like it will strengthen quickly and pull all that water vapor heat energy away from Harvey.

Date: 31-31 AUG 2017
Tropical Storm LIDIA

20.70 -109.20 08/31/00Z 35 1001 TROPICAL STORM
21.30 -109.40 08/31/06Z 40 997 TROPICAL STORM

There is also another storm that manifested in the Atlantic. It is within the ITCZ and west of Africa. It began its presence around noontime yesterday with a central pressure that is rapidly rising. This independent system from Harvey is changing the heat dynamics of Harvey as well.

Date: 30-31 AUG 2017
Tropical Storm IRMA

16.40 -30.30 08/30/12Z 45 1004 TROPICAL STORM
l6.40 -31.20 08/30/18Z 50 1001 TROPICAL STORM
16.40 -32.20 08/31/00Z 55 999 TROPICAL STORM
16.50 -32.90 08/31/06Z 60 997 TROPICAL STORM

The dynamics of the two more northern vortexes of the Harvey system have changed as well. They are both moving more normally and to the north and east. At least more normally for the very hot planet we are experiencing in the 21st century.

The pinching off of Harvey from the rest of the water vapor system did not occur. Instead with the addition of a storm in the Pacific and the Atlantic; the jet stream was able to build and is now moving the air mass from the Pacific region where the motionless cloud masses existed toward the east where the two northern vortexes are finding movement toward the Arctic Circle.

Now, as to Harvey. It is still be renewed in its water vapor content from the Gulf waters. But, it is losing its longevity. There will still be rain along its path, but, it will ultimately resolve. The Gulf of Mexico is very hot. The feeder system this storm has developed achieved static equilibrium and that is a significant change for this warming event. It cannot be ignored and there is a very good chance it will repeat in the future.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

It is a little difficult to know what company is in Texas. It is not on the map with a multi-national company by the same name that is a chemical company.


Isobutyl Acetate? Yes? 

CDC Isobutyl Acetate (click here)

"Vapour/air mixtures are explosive."

Pregnancy Risk Group: C

ROUTES OF EXPOSURE: The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour. 

INHALATION RISK: A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE: The vapour is mildly irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system . Exposure far above the OEL could cause lowering of consciousness. 


Jackson's Deer Processing is within stone's throw of this chemical plant? Are they crazy?

Ya know, the people taking their deer for processing are not high-end income folks. Okay? The majority. What does Texas think they are doing to people?

I am less concerned about Buffalo Steel Fabrication Plant, except, when the wind blows the wrong way. Long term exposure to what is in that plant is a concern for these folks.

Digging deeper is necessary to come up with this.

Well if that isn't enough confusion there is this:

? Atofina Chemical, Inc. ? Something is rotten in the state of ??? Denmark ???

I try very hard to be accurate. I don't like to give false information and have it cause problems in the year of cyber-critics. So. Given this level of

Given no real explanation about such issues, let's just go with it.

The Beaumont, (click here) TX plant produces methyl mercaptan, ethyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and methyl mercapto-proprionaldehyde (MMP).  Beaumont is celebrating its 40 year anniversary in 2016!

2016? They move the plant? Subsidiary? Contractor?

Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) (click here) has been identified as the major volatile sulfur compound in 628 samples of surface seawater representing most of the major oceanic ecozones. In at least three respects, its vertical distribution, its local patchiness, and its distribution in oceanic ecozones, the concentration of DMS in the sea exhibits a pattern similar to that of primary production. The global weightedaverage concentration of DMS in surface seawater is 102 nanograms of sulfur (DMS) per liter, corresponding to a global sea-to-air flux of 39 x 1012grams of sulfur per year. When the biogenic sulfur contributions from the land surface are added, the biogenic sulfur gas flux is approximately equal to the anthropogenic flux of sulfur dioxide. The DMS concentration in air over the equatorial Pacific varies diurnally between 120 and 200 nanograms of sulfur (DMS) per cubic meter, in agreement with the predictions of photochemical models. The estimated source flux of DMS from the oceans to the marine atmosphere is in agreement with independently obtained estimates of the removal fluxes of DMS and its oxidation products from the atmosphere.

I've got this thing about containment. It is for good reason. Chemicals. Methane. All that stuff.

Dinoflagellates and coccolithophores? You mean the phytoplankton human beings should value above all else because they produce 60 percent of the atmospheric oxygen on Earth? Those dinoflagellates and coccolithophores?

Significant dimethyl sulfide (DMS) (click here) production is confined to a few classes of marine phytoplankton, mainly the Dinophyceae (dinoflagellates) and the Prymnesiophyceae (which includes the coccolitnophores). One hundred and twenty-three individual clones of phytoplankton representing twelve algal classes were examined in exponential growth for intra- and extracellular DMS (and its precursor DMSP). There is a strong correlation between the taxonomic position of the phytoplankton and the production of DMS. Although the Dinophyceae and Prymnesiophyceae predominate, other chromophyte algae (those possessing chlorophylls a and c) also contain and release significant amounts of DMS, including some members of the Chrysophyceae and the Bacillariophyceae (the diatoms). The chlorophytes (those algae possessing chlorophylls a and b) are much less significant producers of DMS with the exception of a few very small species. Other classes, including the cryptomonads and the cyanobacteria, are minor producers. 

You mean to tell me this mulit-national company is about to pollute the marine environment in the Gulf of Mexico? You've got to be joking. No wonder it is in Texas.

Ethyl mercaptan is the stinky stuff in methane. Where else would it be produced by Texas? It has a very low boiling point. 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It most probably will explode on temperatures higher than that, especially in large amounts of a storage facility.

It is not benign to human beings.

Ethyl mercaptan (click here):
irritation mucous membrane; headache, nausea; In Animals: incoordination, lassitude (weakness, exhaustion); liver, kidney damage; cyanosis; narcosis

The explosive area is dependent on the amount stored in that facility and whether or not that is the ONLY chemical stored there. My guess is not. Tell the company to keep their garbage in Europe.

methylmercapto-proprionaldehyde (MMP) (click here)

...More than 60 % of the worldwide production volume of the substance is used as on-site intermediate. Approximately 35 % may be transported in specially designed railroad cars or trucks and to a lesser extend (ca. 5 %) ships to a limited number of industrial sites. The substance is transported in specifically designed strictly sealed ISO-containers approved according to international regulations on transport of dangerous goods. The German producer only transports the material to his own subsidiaries or to one of the other producers (Degussa, 2003a)...

Normally, these chemicals are benign in the ocean environment when released by phytoplankton. That release is at ocean temperatures and evaporates into the air. It is not dangerous under 'normal' circumstances. However, no different than any other naturally occurring chemical when human activity turns them into a product, there is danger that enters into such processes. Sometimes it's is dangerous to human health and in this case it is dangerous to it's release because it has such low boiling points. The products can be turned into something far safer than it is now. It is a shame the company isn't interested in protecting human health and the environment. This is ridiculous. These are well established chemicals. There is no reason for this level of negligence.

It is more or less a storage facility with some capacity to produce some of the products. IF THAT IS THE COMPANY INVOLVED. That fact is still unclear.

There are conflicting reports about the peace talks in Afghanistan.

Talks probably exist at lower levels of diplomatic engagement. I doubt the top leadership knows much about it yet, if at all. These demands show a Taliban that is eons different than the ones that provided a home to al Qaeda.

There is higher regard for women. The issues over land can be investigated and found to be true or false. It is a bit of good news to realize the warlords have turned legitimate so long as corruption wasn't brought with them. It is not unusual for a country so entrenched in war for so long (previous to al Qaeda's attack on the USA) to have different camps that have to find representation in a central government. If that is what has and is occurring, it could be the Taliban is the last of the tribes of Afghanistan to find their way into government representation.

August 30, 2017
By Kathy Gannon

— They accepted education for boys and girls at all levels, but wanted segregation by gender.

— Women could be employed in all fields, including defense and the judiciary, and they could serve as judges at all levels except the Supreme Court. However, the Taliban wanted constitutional guarantees that a woman could not be president.

— Special courts should be established to oversee thousands of cases that allege land was taken illegally by the rich and powerful in the post-Taliban era. Many of the land owners are former warlords who are now in the government. The Taliban wants the land returned to those from whom it was taken.

— Elections could be held after an interim government is established, with no one affiliated with past governments allowed to serve in the interim administration. The Taliban said all sides could keep areas currently under their control until voting is held....

It has been the view of the Afghan people the government first established by the USA was corrupt. The Afghan people are being careful to their elected officials. They don't want the return of corruption to their government. 

I think the land issue has to be evaluated as well as investigated. Land should be used for homes for the people and used in the best interest of the people to bring them a functional central treasury. I think the land can fall back into the wrong hands for adverse use. That is where the central government has the interest to stabilize the country in its land use and homes for the people.

If the Taliban are to be returned to a governing interest in Afghanistan they have to prove they intend to be peaceful people. The Taliban needs to account for attacks on the people and their banks. The Taliban has to be willing to arrest the criminal element among them and submit them to trial.

I consider this good news. I think there is some ground to cover yet, but, it is encouraging. Women are very capable of providing a brain trust to Afghanistan and that should not be overlooked, prejudiced or oppressed. 

August 27, 2017 is the earliest I have found of evidence of rippleless clouds in my records. NASA can probably do better.

The collection of water vapor to the left is the beginning of stagnant ripple-less clouds. The water vapor resolves to zero content and movement.

The information is not controversial. We know for a fact eventually Earth would enter into a greenhouse effect. It is long past time government in the USA pays attention and give up the 'easy fix' to employment in natural resources.

The real economy is illustrated in California with the life within cyberspace. The country needs to stop looking for jobs in drilling and forest devastation. Enough already. We can't keep doing this. Stop the politics of it.

Try the politics of the baseball caps. Okay? It may actually work considering folks understand sports and love sports. Moral vs immoral use of political baseball caps, etc. Go argue. I am sure everyone will figure it out.

If the climate crisis continues to be an argument, then use the fact today, the country is covered in fog. I have heard from many people all over the Midwest that there is dense fog and driving is dangerous. The Democrats now have a strong response to the presence of the Greenhouse Effect. I mean it. Knock it off.

Dense Fog Advisory issued August 30 at 1:56AM EDT until August 30 at 10:00AM EDT by NWS Gaylord

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING... The National Weather Service in Gaylord has issued a DENSE FOG ADVISORY, which is in effect until 10 AM EDT this morning. * VISIBILITY...Dense fog will reduce visibilities to less than one quarter mile across parts of northern lower Michigan overnight through mid morning Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Low visibilities will lead to hazard travel conditions overnight through Wednesday morning.

January 1, 1901 Spindletop began the USA petroleum industry. Today, it has translated into the greenhouse effect.

August 30, 2017
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of north and west hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop - click here)

For the past two days the temperatures across the country is more or less homogenous.

 The USA needs to find permanent homes for the people of Texas. The Texas coast is toast.

I don't know where to begin to relay what I see. The 'tri-vortex' storms are actually four. There is one over Mexico trying to send out a storm into the Pacific without success.

The ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) is disturbed because it is a chronic feed for the "Storm Street."

The high-pressure system stabilizing Harvey is extending it's width. THAT width is allowing an extension of high pressure to the vortex over the northeast.

This is my hope. The high-pressure systems mixing within and around the low-pressure systems are closing in to 'pinch off' each storm from another. If that occurs then the water vapor feeds have to occur directly from the ITCZ and not each other, as if ascending stairs.

The first 'pinch' is occurring south of Connecticut and Rhode Island. It is nearly complete. However, there is another water vapor straw developing over Mississippi.

The vortex that looks like it is out of the Twilight Zone to the upper right is the real power system.

The reason 'my hope' is really unrealistic is because of the temperatures. They are homogenous under very thick clouds. STATIC TEMPERATURES = STATIC CLIMATE. 

See, the issue are the clouds. They are very static. The reason? The water vapor that was on the surface of Earth 5 to 10 years ago is now thousands and tens of thousands of feet above Earth's surface. The 'new home' of water vapor has created "The Greenhouse Effect."

This cloud mass below Alaska has existed in its current RIPPLELESS condition for about five days. I should pull up a previous satellite. There is no movement. There is no "Arctic Oscillation." Not even the jet stream is disturbing this mass of water vapor. I am assuming the jet stream still exists.

There is another one exactly like this developing just north of it. These are all insulating clouds. Considering the last report out of the Arctic Ocean was ice in very poor condition that broke under the weight of scientists and their equipment when never before; it is safe to say, the Arctic Ocean is now water vapor.

We are starting to look like Venus, except, the chemical content is compatible with 'the habitable zone' around Sol.

The continental ice of Greenland and Antarctica still exist to some extent. If clouds like this continue, kiss the continental ice goodbye and sea level rise will be quick enough to daunt governments.

Without a real break all anyone can do is MANAGE water. The USGS and Army Corps in the USA are vital to these efforts. There is no building new infrastructure right now. The assessment to those possibilities isn't even realistic at this point. Water is unforgiving. There will be new water structures where it wasn't before. People need to find family and make connections to their love and acceptance. Seriously.

It is what it is. I look forward to autumn and winter. Let's hope the water doesn't turn into ice in places like the northeast.

KNOCK OFF THE POLITICS. It is preventing people from moving forward. Idiots.

Be grateful there are highly skilled and seasoned professionals as GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

President Trump celebrated a human rights violator.

August 2, 2012
By Joe Hagan

...The guided tour (click here) of Arpaio's legend has officially begun. Here, next to his desk, is the hand-painted sign of draconian rules for Tent City, the infamous jail he set up 20 years ago, in which some 2,000 inmates live under canvas tarps in the desert, forced to wear pink underwear beneath their black-and-white-striped uniforms while cracking rocks in the stifling heat. HARD LABOR, the sign reads. NO GIRLIE MAGAZINES!...

I don't care about his celebrity. He likes money. What I do care about are the human rights violations by this man. He is not representative of prison guards or sheriffs or deputy sheriffs that look after the security of prisons and jails and take care of inmates, SOME INNOCENT PEOPLE are inmates, too.

If people focus on the atrocities of this man the world will pay attention and those that suffered unnecessarily, especially the innocent people, will be viewed as the real focus and not a sensational person that loved the limelight more than he loved his job.

I don't know of many jails or prisons that allow girly magazines either. Arpaio mistakes real prison guards for the enlisted military.

Prison guards, jail officials, wardens do not pride themselves on cruelty. Quite the contrary. They pride themselves on instilling the sense of law, the path forward and rehabilitation when it is possible. There are some jails with lawlessness problems, but, they are full of hard core criminals that were born and grew up in crime ridden areas. 

Guards and Sherrif Deputies worry about the health and mental health of their inmates. They run raids to secure any dangerous items that could be used as a weapon against another inmate. They take inmates to doctor's appointments and they worry about their mental health. For the most part, federal, state and city jails and prisons are run by people that care about their reputations as reasonable lawmen and law women.

The atrocities under Arpaio are unbelievable. Animal shelters are more humane. Arpaio is not important. His atrocities are.
Sgt. Steve Perez (click here)


Heroes frequently are. 

Deepest sympathies to his wife, family, fellow officers and friends. He knew no difference between the people he served and himself. He suffered with them. His comfort was only possible with theirs.

By the way, there is a great sale at "Planet Fitness."

Why did the FBI raid Manafort's home without knocking?


Come on. Congress just made a request for documents. Come on. What was the urgency?

How orderly is Congress in handling documents? How many shredders are in the Congressional hallways?

OMG. Do you think any Congress person is corrupt enough? Well, that is certainly new, huh?


"I promise and swear I only lie in great patriotism that was in the service to my country. The country I love." Please. Spare me the histrionics.

National Security Council staff member Oliver North (click here) and his secretary, Fawn Hall, begin shredding documents that would have exposed their participation in a range of illegal activities regarding the sale of arms to Iran and the diversion of the proceeds to a rebel Nicaraguan group. On November 25, North was fired but Hall continued to sneak documents to him by stuffing them in her skirt and boots. The Iran-Contra scandal, as it came to be known, became an embarrassment and a sticky legal problem for the Reagan administration....

I love it there. "planet fitness" prides itself on being "The No Judgement Zone." The sale is not here, it is $99 per year. 


Personal trainers that create a program THAT WORKS. Senior citizens welcome and it is great there. Just go!

The reason Texas had/has gluts of oil and gas was because it was once a lagoon.

January 2015
By Olivia Judson

...But the view (click here) I came for is the one I’m sitting on. The rock beneath me, which looks almost white in the glare of the sun, is full of fossils. Zillions of them. Back when these life-forms were alive—265 million years ago or so—the Guadalupe Mountains were underwater, part of a flourishing reef that once stretched about 400 miles around the edge of a long-vanished sea....

The land in Texas currently underwater was underwater before. It happens to be true. Areas that have been developed for a civilization that has geological characteristics that are not civilized, return to that uncivilized nature when nature takes over.

Count on it when it involves water. 

A popular temperature site (click here)

Near shore temperatures are higher than ocean temperatures.

Sometimes water can be cooler than any refrigerator, that is not the case in Houston. 

There are boats/ships that transport refrigerated freight. What is the issue?

ZIM’s marketing team (click here) will design custom solutions for your specific transportation needs. Our reefer specialists and merchant marine officers ensure the safety of your cargo with precise tracking and continuous monitoring. ZIM’s global reach and local branch services enable timely delivery of refrigerated shipments anywhere in the world. 

Some reason chemicals, sensitive to temperature, are too unstable to transfer to refrigerator containers?

What is the problem? Access to transportation and expert handling? What?

Most American companies accept promissory notes from the government. They will require operating expenses and fuel. People/employees need to be paid. Companies can usually accept full payment later. With monies promised from the federal government, there is no reason for companies to hesitate, unless, it is just plain too dangerous.
There is one man, in particular, that is pleased, rejoicing and happy about every dead American from drug overdoses and/or fentanyl poisoning.

President Trump needs to sign the emergency declaration to provide the authority Governor Christi needs.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Jon Bon Jovi attend the Overdose Prevention Act Bill signing at Barnert Medical Arts Complex on May 2, 2013 in Paterson, New Jersey.

Governor Chris Christi has been chasing this national emergency while Donald Trump was still refusing to run for President. It is time to allow him the emergency status he needs to finish the job!


May 5, 2013
By Brian Amaral

South Brunswick – Police (click here) won't charge a man who overdosed on heroin or his friend who reported his medical emergency, which happened the same day that Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law providing immunity in cases like theirs.

South Brunswick Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jim Ryan said that a woman reported her friend was overdosing on heroin in a Burger King parking lot on Route 1 Thursday night. Police arrived and performed CPR on the man; paramedics came and were able to revive him. He is listed in fair condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
"We are aware of the law," Ryan said. "It's not our practice to charge people (in these situations.) We’re going to let him get the treatment he needs."...

Governor Christi's priorities for his commission is spot on. There need to be many, many more mental health rehabilitation beds, the medications have to be available in the way people can afford them and the people need treatment and rehabilitation. The police also need sufficient supplies of "naloxone" (generic name). It is time to save the lives of Americans!

April 29, 2017
By Susan K. Livio

Trenton — A rare compromise (click here) between the governor’s office and Democratic senators today revived the "Good Samaritan" bill that allows people to call 911 to report someone had overdosed on drugs without the fear of getting themselves arrested for drug possession.
The compromise — taking portions of the Good Samaritan Emergency Response Act that Gov. Chris Christie rejected last fall and melding it with a related bill — was approved by the Senate in a swift emergency 24-1. Hours later the Assembly passed it, 68-2.
After the Senate vote, more than three dozen people who had fought for the bill — relatives of people who overdosed — applauded and wept....
I don't want to hear the wackos from the right complaining how just after a person is saved by the police with Narcan, they have to turn around and go back to do it again.
I don't know where such statements come from and I don't want to know. They are completely ignorant of the facts. Jerks!