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  • M5.1 - 24km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea (Probable Nuke Test)

    02/11/2013 7:26:05 PM PST · by Strategerist · 52 replies
    US Geological Survey ^ | February 11, 2012
    Event Time 2013-02-12 02:57:51 UTC 2013-02-12 11:57:51 UTC+09:00 at epicenter 2013-02-11 21:57:51 UTC-05:00 system time Location 41.299°N 129.081°E depth=1.0km (0.6mi) Nearby Cities 24km (15mi) ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea 34km (21mi) WNW of Hau-ri, North Korea 42km (26mi) NNW of Kilju, North Korea 51km (32mi) WSW of Hoemul-li, North Korea 378km (235mi) NE of Pyongyang, North Korea Related Links View location in Google Maps
  • N. Korea likely to test fusion-boosted fission bomb able to reach U.S.

    01/29/2013 2:15:42 PM PST · by Strategerist · 32 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | January 25, 2013 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    North Korea's next nuclear test could enable it to use a smaller, more sophisticated bomb mounted on a long-range ballistic missile to strike the U.S. mainland, Japanese government sources said. Pyongyang will likely experiment with a fusion-boosted fission bomb in a "high-level" nuclear test it said would target the United States, according to the sources. A fusion-boosted fission bomb induces nuclear fusion with slight nuclear fission, enabling more efficient nuclear fission. A fusion-boosted fission bomb can therefore be made about one-fourth the size of an ordinary nuclear bomb. Either uranium or plutonium can be used to develop the bomb. North...
  • Romney Vote Total Passes McCain's

    11/21/2012 10:10:03 AM PST · by Strategerist · 57 replies
    2012 National Popular Vote Tracker ^ | November 21, 2012 | Dave Wasserman
    Romney: 60,099,431 McCain: 59,948,323 Obama 2012: 64,185,237 Obama 2008: 69,498,516
  • Over 3 MILLION Unprocessed California Ballots Remain (Stop the "Missing Votes" Idiocy)

    11/10/2012 8:58:37 AM PST · by Strategerist · 33 replies
    State of California ^ | November 9, 2012 | California Secretary of State
    Estimated Unprocessed Ballots for November 6, 2012, General Election STATEWIDE: Vote-By-Mail: 2,314,609 Provisionals: 922,446 Other*: 97,440 Estimated Total Remaining: 3,334,495 Updated: 11/9/2012 5:00 p.m.
  • Romney Received 170,000 More Bible Belt Votes (raw totals counted so far) than McCain (Vanity)

    11/09/2012 6:30:28 AM PST · by Strategerist · 22 replies
    November 9, 2012 | Strategerist
    Simply based on CNN raw totals counted so far (no projection for votes not counted) Romney has 18,573,603 votes from Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tenessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. McCain had 18,402,511 in those states. By the way, in 2004 Bush had 17,746,072 votes in those states. Obviously there is no official definition of "Bible Belt" and PARTS of many other states would fit (Virginia, Colorado Springs, southern Indiana, etc.), and PARTS of the states I included as "Bible Belt" are definitely not full of Evangelicals. Obviously the voting age population has grown over...
  • Approximately 4 Million MORE votes for Romney than McCain (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:26:30 PM PST · by Strategerist · 13 replies
    November 8, 2012 | Strategerist
    Based on CNN vote totals and estimated percentage of votes in by state (a number of states still have less than 90% votes counted), through spreadsheet analysis Romney will end up with approximately 64 million votes; McCain received approximately 60 million votes. Of course, we can't know how the uncounted votes will turn out; my assumption is that it matches the relative percentages of the votes already counted in each state. I'd be pretty surprised if it ended up less than 3 million more votes for Romney than McCain. Even adjusting McCain's total upward to reflect growth in the voting...
  • California Unprocessed Ballots Report (Over 500,000 uncounted votes from only 7 counties)

    11/08/2012 1:32:40 PM PST · by Strategerist · 3 replies
    During each election cycle, hundreds of thousands of ballots are not counted on Election Day. Elections officials have approximately one month to complete their extensive tallying and certification work (known as the official canvass). Most notably, voting by mail has increased significantly in recent years and many vote-by-mail ballots arrive on Election Day. In processing vote-by-mail ballots, elections officials must confirm each voter's registration status, verify each voter's signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election. Other ballots that are processed after Election Day include provisional ballots (processed similar to vote-by-mail...
  • Romney turnout 6.8% HIGHER in "Battleground" States than McCain (Vanity)

    11/07/2012 7:11:45 PM PST · by Strategerist · 48 replies
    November 7, 2012 | Strategerist
    Comparing 2008 vote totals to 2012 (with some numbers projected, as for example Colorado only has 90% of the votes in) overall in VA, NC, OH, NH, PA, FL, MI, MN, WI, CO, IA, NV (all states were also battleground states in 2008) Romney had 21,674,900 votes to 20,300,366 for McCain in those states, for a 6.8% advantage. In every individual battleground state Romney turnout was higher than McCain, from 20.4% higher in Nevada to 0.6% higher in PA. Ohio Romney turnout was 7.3% higher than McCain. In the non-battleground state of NY, Romney had 6.6% LESS turnout than McCain....
  • DHS Buys in Bulk to Save You Money (Ammunition)

    The congressman has received some letters and emails regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent purchase of a large amount of ammunition and other equipment. Obviously the thought of one branch of our federal government potentially stock piling weapons and/or ammunition is of great concern. For that reason, the congressman wanted me to let you know the full story on this issue. DHS contracted with a manufacturer for 40 caliber ammunition not to exceed 450 million rounds. Like with most of their contracts, prior to negotiating DHS headquarters in Washington reaches out to all the agencies under their umbrella,...
  • TORNADO EMERGENCY for Dallas, TX

    04/03/2012 11:26:00 AM PDT · by Strategerist · 174 replies
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 116 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2012 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY... AT 116 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRMED A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LANCASTER...MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH. THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE CITY OF LANCASTER! SEEK SHELTER NOW! THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... LANCASTER AROUND 125 PM CDT... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED! THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING...
  • Tornado Moving Through Branson, MO

    02/28/2012 11:30:52 PM PST · by Strategerist · 7 replies · 4+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | February 29, 2012 | Cramer
    EVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO 123 AM CST WED FEB 29 2012 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 AM CST FOR TANEY COUNTY... AT 119 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A TORNADO NEAR TABLE ROCK...OR 3 MILES WEST OF BRANSON...MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH. THERE ARE STRONG INDICATIONS FROM SPOTTERS AND RADAR THAT A TORNADO IS MOVING THROUGH THE CITY OF BRANSON. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE BRADLEYVILLE...BRANSON...BROWNBRANCH... EDGEWATER BEACH...FORSYTH...HOLLISTER...KIRBYVILLE...KISSEE MILLS... MERRIAM WOODS...OZARK BEACH...POWERSITE...ROCKAWAY BEACH...RUETER... TABLE ROCK...TANEYVILLE AND WALNUT SHADE. OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE TABLE ROCK LAKE. IN ADDITION TO A...
  • The Imaginarium of Barack Obama [Victor Davis Hanson]

    11/17/2011 8:21:24 AM PST · by Strategerist · 14 replies
    PJMedia ^ | November, 16, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The presidency of Barack Obama is full of funny things that need not follow any sort of logic. Images and ideas just pop in and out, without worry of inconsistency, contradiction, or hypocrisy. It’s a fascinating mish-mash of strange heroes and bogeymen, this imaginarium of our president. In the imaginarium there are no revolving doors, earmarks, or lobbyists. So Peter Orszag did not go from being OMB director to a Citigroup fat-cat. Once chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel did not make $16 million for his well-known banking expertise. The more you damn the pernicious role of lobbyists and the polluting role of...
  • Lambert/St. Louis Airport Struck by Tornado

    04/22/2011 7:02:32 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 56 replies · 1+ views
    PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO 845 PM CDT FRI APR 22 2011 0843 PM TORNADO BRIDGETON 38.77N 90.43W 04/22/2011 ST. LOUIS MO EMERGENCY MNGR AIR NATIONAL GUARD BUILDING DAMAGED...AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AT THE AIRPORT...AND CARS FLIPPED PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO 817 PM CDT FRI APR 22 2011 0814 PM TORNADO BRIDGETON 38.77N 90.43W 04/22/2011 ST. LOUIS MO OFFICIAL NWS OBS OBSERVER AT STL REPORTS TORNADO AT LAMBERT FIELD MOVING EAST
  • Magnitude 4.7 - NORTH KOREA [Update - underground nuclear test]

    05/24/2009 7:19:11 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 166 replies · 6,459+ views
    <p>This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.</p>
  • Earthquakes may endanger New York more than thought, says study

    08/21/2008 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 9 replies · 87+ views
    EurekAlert! ^ | August 21, 2008
    Palisades, N.Y., August 21, 2008--A study by a group of prominent seismologists suggests that a pattern of subtle but active faults makes the risk of earthquakes to the New York City area substantially greater than formerly believed. Among other things, they say that the controversial Indian Point nuclear power plants, 24 miles north of the city, sit astride the previously unidentified intersection of two active seismic zones. The paper appears in the current issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America at http://www.bssaonline.org/cgi/reprint/98/4/1696. Many faults and a few mostly modest quakes have long been known around New York...
  • Confirmed 1/2 Mile Wide Tornado entering South Chicago Suburbs

    06/07/2008 4:21:20 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 98 replies · 1,153+ views
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 614 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2008 ILC031-197-080015- /O.CON.KLOT.TO.W.0024.000000T0000Z-080608T0015Z/ COOK IL-WILL IL- 614 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2008 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN WILL AND SOUTHEASTERN COOK COUNTIES... AT 613 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND ONE HALF MILE WIDE APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE WEST OF MONEE. NUMEROUS REPORTS HAVE DAMAGED HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM THIS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR MONEE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 26 MPH. THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... MONEE...UNIVERSITY PARK...AND FRANKFORT BY 620 PM...
  • Cyclone death toll nears 4,000 in Myanmar, state radio says

    05/05/2008 6:01:14 AM PDT · by Strategerist · 18 replies · 292+ views
    Cyclone death toll nears 4,000 in Myanmar, state radio says 11 minutes ago YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Almost 4,000 people were killed and nearly 3,000 others are unaccounted for in a single town after a devastating cyclone in Myanmar, a state radio station said Monday. Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph. The cyclone blew roofs off hospitals and schools and cut electricity in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon. The government had previously put the death toll countrywide at 351 before increasing it Monday to 3,939. The...
  • Chile volcano erupts, villages evacuated

    05/02/2008 1:35:18 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 14 replies · 4,462+ views
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hundreds of people fled remote villages in southern Chile on Friday after a snowcapped volcano erupted, sending minor earthquakes rippling through the region. The Chaiten volcano belched fire and ash on Thursday night, causing more than 60 small tremors in Los Lagos, a region about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) south of the capital of Santiago. More tremors can be expected in the coming days, warned Emergency Bureau Director Carmen Fernandez. The government evacuated as many as 1,500 people from nearby villages and the town of Chaiten, just 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the volcano, as ash...
  • Earthquakes in the West Reno Mogul-Somerset Area (Reno earthquake swarm intensifies, 4.4 today)

    04/24/2008 6:53:34 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 6 replies · 653+ views
    Two moderate earthquakes occurred this afternoon west of Reno, in the Mogul-Somerset area. These events are the largest in a continuing a series of earthquakes that began on Thursday February 28, 2008. The earthquakes today have been followed by numerous aftershocks, many large enough to be felt. Based on the magnitude of today’s earthquakes, felt aftershocks can be expected for several days. The activity west of Reno is unusual in that the largest earthquakes of the series have been the latest to occur. This is out of the normal pattern of mainshock followed by smaller aftershocks, such as has occurred...
  • Earthquake in Illinois could portend an emerging threat; Wabash Valley Fault- New Kid on the Block

    04/24/2008 3:08:37 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 19 replies · 425+ views
    Washington University in St. Louis ^ | April 24, 2008 | Tony Fitzpatrick
    To the surprise of many, the earthquake on April 18, 2008, about 120 miles east of St. Louis, originated in the Wabash Valley Fault and not the better-known and more-dreaded New Madrid Fault in Missouri's bootheel. The concern of Douglas Wiens, Ph.D., and Michael Wysession, Ph.D., seismologists at Washington University in St. Louis, is that the New Madrid Fault may have seen its day and the Wabash Fault is the new kid on the block. The earthquake registered 5.2 on the Richter scale and hit at 4:40 a.m. with a strong aftershock occurring at approximately 10:15 a.m. that morning, followed...