Skip to comments.CALIFORNIANS TURN TO RAIN DANCES FOR DROUGHT RELIEF
Posted on 02/06/2014 8:18:00 AM PST by Phillyred
The Central Coast is in much need of rain, and one group is asking for it in a unique way. The Central Coast Center for Spiritual Living hosted a rain dance in Templeton Park on Saturday. A Native American reverend led the dance. Rain dances have been performed by American Indians for hundreds of years, to evoke water during dry seasons. The Center for Spiritual Living says it believes the power of many minds focused on the same goal will produce results. They also held a meditation session after the dance, and prayed for rain.
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I guess praying is out of the question in CA....
Maybe they should be turning to the west instead.
All that water in the Pacific Ocean they have out there and they can’t figure out how to use it.
Arthur C. Clarke once wrote, back when NOAA was seeding clouds with silver iodide crystals in an effort to make rain back in the 60’s: A modern scientist would be hard pressed to explain to a witch doctor how his making smoke to create rain is any different than his making smoke to make rain...................
Timing has a lot to do with the success of a ‘rain dance’.
What ever happened to cloud seeding and con trails? This reactionary pseudo-religious behavior cannot be tolerated!!!!
Maybe they should reduce consumption. Hey, here’s an idea. Stop being a sanctuary state. Send all them messycans back to that hole they came from. Then maybe kalifornia wouldn’t be such a hole.
Next, a voodoo priestess will shake some magic chicken bones and a dowser will find a vast new aquifer using nothing but a forked stick.
And the Coast Toasties think us folks here in Flyover Country are a bunch of backwoods rubes ...
Climate lasts all the time and weather only a few days. - Mark Twain essay, attributed to anonymous students............
Run to the climate hubs and get your seat on the sand arcs!
Just make sure you bring two same sex democrats or they won’t let you in!
Yeh — just think about all the water that is consumed by the interlopers crossing into California.
The least they can do is require the interlopers to bring their own water with them.
.... Oh .... and add that to the fact that in the mid 90's the enlightened ones in California decided to divert a huge portion of water away from cities and farm lands to save some minnows in the Delta thus creating a predictable disaster in the cities and farming communities. Since then there has been near dust bowl conditions in much of the farming areas of Central CA .... but the enlightened ones will insist that this disaster is a result of Global Warming and not their disdain of the Technology that created the ability to farm the desert lands in the first place.
.... The enlightened ones live in denial ... and the solution to the drought problems is actually obvious to the ones that they consider to be vapid idiots ... but who in fact are the true enlightened ones ... the ones with the solutions.
Ah, that phrase brought back memories of the early days of VCRs, when my buddy and I would haul our two massive Video machines together and make copies of tapes. Since the process seemed beyond comprehension to most people (it required three RCA cables), we just told them we used a magic chicken bone ;-)
But, by CA standards, doing the rain dance is fairly sane. I hear it works better if they dance naked and stream live video, however...
The solution, which California will never accept, is clear: http://www.jta.org/2013/05/28/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/water-surplus-in-israel-with-desalination-once-unthinkable-is-possible
The pot plants must be dying off.
16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.
17 Then the Lords anger will burn against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the Lord is giving you.
18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
2 Chronicles 7:14
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
I don't know what group puts them up.
It is about the smelt.
We are enjoying the rain here in NC. Looking forward to a great planting season Lord willing.
time for a Janet Reno dance party.
I’m not surprised that they waited until the forecast called for rain before beginning to dance. Waiting for the claims of success...
Because global warming is all about the science
“Next, a voodoo priestess will shake some magic chicken bones and a dowser will find a vast new aquifer using nothing but a forked stick.”
I kinda doubt the chicken bone thing, but I attest to the fact that you CAN find water with a ‘divining wand’.
Take two wire coat hangers and straighten them out. Then twist the the two together except leaving two ‘handles’ on one end.
It will look like a large ‘L’ except there will be a short leg on each side.
It should be quite long when finished and all you can do gripping the small wire handles to keep it out straight.
You can test it by gripping it to hold it out straight while walking over an area that you know has underground springs.
When you go over an underground spring it will point down like it was pulled by a powerful magnet. You won’t be able to grip it tight enough to keep it from pointing down.
An old farmer showed me how it worked and I was amazed at how well it works.
***Timing has a lot to do with the success of a rain dance.***
How true! I have a book written by George Catlin in which the Mandans were trying to conjure up rain. One man on an earthen lodge singing his songs to bring rain when lightning struck and killed him.
The people began to mourn and wail, another medicine man noticed the clouds still building, then he ran upon the earth lodge began to sing and dance, then the rains came.
The second medicine man, who was not killed, took all the credit for the rain, which Catlin said was forming naturally.
“When you go over an underground spring it will point down like it was pulled by a powerful magnet. “
You should warn people. I made one and tried it out over a lake. It pulled me to the bottom and I almost drowned.
Huh? I heard they’ve got kalifornicators at the border handing out water for those adventurous invaders.
They did it in the early 90’s (1992 I think) in San Diego. It worked. March was so rainy it ended a drought of several years in one month.
The Indians know rain dances. Get them out of their casinos and doing something useful.
Except you’re talking bull$hit, and I offered fact that might interest some FReepers.
Heres some info on desalinization
Carlsbad Cal is building a plant which is slated to open in 2016, 16 years after the proposal was approved by the city. Administrative hearings and court processes in which environmental groups got several bites of the apple trying to shoot it down.
What happens to the salt?
The desalination plant typically uses three kilograms of seawater to produce 1 kilogram of fresh water. The extracted salt dissolves in the excess sea water used in the process to form so-called brine. The brine is returned to the sea where it is diluted again in its natural medium.
Can salt be recovered?
The usual desalination processes do not provide for such recovery. Whereas they concentrate seawater 1.5 times, recovery of salt would require seawater to be concentrated ten times. Under such conditions the first crystals would appear in the brine. This would require a lot of energy and cannot be justified on an economic standpoint. Today whenever a large surface area is available close to a sunny seashore, salt pans, which make use of solar energy, are still the best method of salt production.
Billions were spent in the last drought with a desalination plant that was shutdown and abandoned.
The only working plant I know of is on Catalina Island.
“Except youre talking bull$hit, and I offered fact that might interest some FReepers”
You don’t believe me?
“Billions were spent in the last drought with a desalination plant that was shutdown and abandoned.”
Why was it abandoned? Politics? Cost? Has the technology improved?
Permit approved for desalination plant at Huntington Beach
The bid to build a sea water-to-drinking water facility at Huntington Beach is cleared by a regional water board. But environmentalists say the plan endangers sea creatures and risks fouling the ocean with discharge.
Nut cases from the fringe that sue everyone or stop any progress.
“All that water in the Pacific Ocean they have out there and they cant figure out how to use it.”
It would have been real easy years ago when we were building nuclear power plants instead of closing them. And If Jerry the Fairy really wanted to leave his mark here, he’d be dropping his Billion Dollar Toonerville Trolley, and begin in earnest to solve our water problem. At least he could cut off water deliveries from Northern California to the $hit hole that is Los Angeles.
“Also, divining during a rain storm will cause you to fly upward into the clouds. Be careful out there.”
Also, some umbrellas exibit this phenomenon making them unsafe for use. This is probably what happened to Mary Poppins.
San Luis Obispo county is a reasonably sane place, the article not withstanding. However there is one county supe who is unhinged. If you want to have a chuckle, google ‘Adam Hill calcoastnews’. He’s the local laughing stock.
Just in some liberal areas. We've only had a few rainy days over the last few months in CA, and they were very light sprinkles. Then this week, boom, we've had several rainy days. Rained hard all last night, and is raining today. I guess the dancing and prayers worked after all, even in CA.