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  • Major Disaster Declared for the State of Louisiana

    03/13/2016 8:30:33 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 26 replies
    Office of the Governor (Louisiana) ^ | 3/13/16 | Office of the Governor
    Governor John Bel Edwards today announced that the federal government declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana. Following a tour of several parishes, Governor Edwards requested that President Barack Obama make the declaration. The initial federal declaration is for Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster Parishes. Additional parish declarations may be made as further damage assessments are conducted.
  • LIVE: Asteroid “B2Bomber” approaches close to Earth (webcast to begin at 12am EST)

    03/09/2016 11:57:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | Scheduled for Mar 10, 2016 | Ruptly TV
    The “Near Earth Asteroid” discovered in 2013, which was called 2013 TX68 before being renamed to “B2Bomber,” will make its close approach to Earth on March 10. Slooh will broadcast the asteroid’s approach from Canary Islands Observatory. The event will be followed by discussions by Slooh Astronomer, Eric Edelman, and scientist Dr. Mark Boslough, an expert on planetary science and global catastrophes. The experts are unable to pin down the asteroid’s orbit, though it is suggested that it may pass as close as 11,000 miles, maybe even colliding with Earth in September 2017. Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter:...
  • Limbaugh: Romney's Attack On Trump "Is Nothing New," "They Tried To Deny Reagan"

    03/06/2016 6:33:49 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 6, 2016
    National Radio Talk Show host Rush Limbaugh joins Chris Wallace for an exclusive interview discussing his take on the feud between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, and Trump's prospects in the election going forward. "His dad did much the same thing against Barry Goldwater with a cabal of Republicans, establishment guys, back in 1964," Limbaugh said about Romney. "This is not new. The establishment not wanting outsiders, not wanting conservatives is not new... They were this way with Ronald Reagan before Reagan was elected. They tried to deny Reagan in '76 and they tried to deny Reagan in 1980. They're...
  • The Trump Coalition (The GOP Front-Runner’s Base Is Broad And Durable)

    03/02/2016 1:06:33 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 02/02/2016 | Jamelle Bouie
    But Trump’s relative weakness doesn’t mean he’s vulnerable. While Trump isn’t as strong as previous front-runners, his coalition has a similar shape. Take Virginia, a varied state where Trump won with 34.7 percent of the vote. The Washington D.C. suburbs aside, Trump won every region of the state, from exurban Northern Virginia and the central region of the state, to the vote-rich, eastern Tidewater and the Richmond metropolitan area. More important than that, however, is the ideological and socio-economic shape of his coalition. Trump won “very conservative” and “somewhat conservative” voters in Virginia, and placed second with self-described Republican moderates....
  • Jeppe Juhl on the disaster of Sweden (must see video - Sweden may be lost)

    02/21/2016 3:14:19 PM PST · by doug from upland · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVCpNWXKfXs Click the source link.
  • Trump’s Ceiling of Support May Be Limited

    02/13/2016 12:50:30 PM PST · by TBBT · 249 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/11/16 | Sean Trende
    Few professional analysts seriously expected six months ago that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination. But after Tuesday night, it is a clear possibility. How much of a possibility? To get that answer right, it is important to understand some things about the Trump phenomenon. Perhaps most important, Trump's campaign is not a Tea Party phenomenon. While there's been a tendency to try to lump Trump in with various G.O.P. insurgencies of the last few years, that role is best filled by Sen. Ted Cruz, who really occupies the "Tea Party lane" of the G.O.P. primary more cleanly. Instead,...
  • Clinton allies panic over message (very enjoyable read alert)

    02/10/2016 5:58:50 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2016 | Amie Parnes
    Allies to Hillary Clinton say her presidential campaign's problems boil down to a fundamental problem: messaging. On the heels of a devastating loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, Clinton supporters having nightmares about a repeat of her 2008 primary loss say it's time for a change. They say Clinton has to quickly find her way out of this messaging conundrum and provide voters with a reason why they should elect the former secretary of state and first lady to the Oval Office. "I love her but I still don't understand what her campaign is...
  • Donald Trump's foul mouth is just a cover for his ignorance

    02/08/2016 7:51:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 201 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2016 | Michael Gerson
    ...In real life, expletives are often used as a form of aggression or cruelty. A co-worker who tells you to Trump yourself is usually being unpleasant. A co-worker who does this every day is often creating a hostile or demeaning work environment. Language suitable for decent company is a form of politeness, which is a species of respect, which is an expression of morality. And if I am the last holdout on this issue, so be it. I don't really give a damn. Win or lose, Trump has brought the language and sensibilities of cable TV to presidential politics...
  • Donald Trump: 'Ted Cruz is a total liar'

    01/31/2016 3:13:35 PM PST · by drewh · 152 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:41 PM ET, Sun January 31, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump on Sunday repeatedly slammed his chief presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz as a "total liar" as the Texas senator and his allies have claimed in the final stretch to the Iowa caucuses that Trump favors government-run, universal health care. Cruz, meanwhile, pressed forward Sunday with the line of attack, proclaiming: "A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for Obamacare." "Look, Ted Cruz is a total liar. I am so against Obamacare. I've been saying it for two years in my speeches, I'm going to repeal and replace Obamacare," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "I don't even...
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • Trump Spokeswoman: Malcolm X Is 'My Idol,' Republicans Are Racist

    01/22/2016 11:19:28 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 125 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Since joining the Trump campaign as a national spokeswoman in November, Katrina Pierson has served as an attack dog of sorts for Donald Trump, attempting to expose his critics and opponents as faux conservatives who are simply pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people. And yet, Ms. Pierson's own statements reveal she is a self-proclaimed devotee of Malcolm X (whom she has referred to as her "idol") and has a history of attacking conservatives as racists, sneering at Christians who are unable to "handle the truth" and mocking candidates who open up about their faith on the...
  • Have You Prepared for Terrorism?

    12/31/2015 11:56:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    CANada Free Press ^ | 12/31/15 | DR. DON BOYS
    Politicians always end a speech by saying, “God bless America,” but God has blessed America but America has not blessed God If America’s cities are destroyed by Muslim terrorists, then it could be very ugly for a few months (or years) and you should prepare for the worst. Your children should be aware of the possibilities but get them ready without scaring them to death! After all, there is no doubt that their lives will change forever. Don’t let this hit them in the face tomorrow morning. Carefully get them ready. Let them know that this disaster is no surprise...
  • Humanity must change to avert climate disaster: Al Gore

    12/03/2015 10:29:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/15 | AFP
    Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - Nobel laureate Al Gore said at the Paris climate summit on Thursday that humanity must change how it lives, travels and grows food in order to avert global warming catastrophe. "Do we really have to change the energy and transportation and agriculture and forestry systems in the world and shift to a low-carbon pattern?" the former US vice president asked in a speech. "The answer is 'Yes'... because now the answer is coming from nature itself," he said. Gore pointed to a string of extreme droughts, record-breaking downpours and high tides, along with melting Arctic...
  • Why Darkness Has Descended on America Explained for Paul Krugman

    11/09/2015 3:43:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Right here in the New York Times, even today. Paul Krugman -- who hates everything conservative, hates everything Republican, and despises personally Ronald Reagan -- has a piece called, "Despair, American Style." "A couple of weeks ago President Obama mocked Republicans who are 'down on America,' and reinforced his message by doing a pretty good Grumpy Cat impression. He had a point: With job growth at rates not seen since the 1990s, with the percentage of Americans covered by health insurance hitting record highs, the doom-and-gloom predictions of his political enemies look ever more at odds with...
  • Did New York’s Obamacare Co-op Deliberately Mislead Regulators? (Pelosi knew)

    11/01/2015 3:38:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/30/15 | Richard Pollock
    **SNIP** The statement said "a subsequent NYDFS and CMS-led review of Health Republic's finances has found that the company's financial condition is substantially worse than the company previously reported in its filings to NYDFS." The statement provided no further details on the new discoveries regarding the co-op, which received the largest single federal loan under the Obamacare health reform law. In addition to its original $265 million, the co-op received another $90 million in an emergency solvency loan funds from federal officials in September 2014. The co-op previously reported it was burning through money at a disastrous rate. Its 2014...
  • 'Mistakes made' by RCMP in High River gun grab: Report

    10/24/2015 6:24:29 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 28 replies
    Edmonton Sun ^ | February 12, 2015 | Claire Theobald
    The report said that as RCMP officers conducted these searches, one team stumbled upon 50 firearms found in a bedroom on the second floor of a home. Prior to that, the RCMP had no plan to secure firearms found in searches. It became apparent that residents had removed firearms from gun safes in basements and moved them to higher ground in their homes, meaning some weapons were now illegally stored and legally warranted seizure for safe keeping.
  • Trump Tweets Jeb: "At the debate you said your brother kept us safe..."

    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 6m6 minutes ago .@JebBush, At the debate you said your brother kept us safe- I wanted to be nice & did not mention the WTC came down during his watch, 9/11.
  • El Faro Search Ended At Sunset

    10/07/2015 8:55:00 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday October 7, 2015 | Mariano Castillo, Holly Yan, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Steve Almasy
    "The U.S. Coast Guard said it called off its nearly weeklong search for the missing mariners of the El Faro at sunset Wednesday."
  • Obama Prophesies Climate Nightmare: Famine, Floods, Fire, Fumes and Fighting

    09/02/2015 7:21:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 1, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    President Obama – who graduated Columbia University with a degree in political science – became an environmental and ecological expert Monday night in time to decry America’s contributions to global warming and the alleged melting of Arctic ice caps at this year’s GLACIER Conference, predicting a dire future for humanity. [Snip] Overall, the speech painted a fairly doom-and-gloom outlook for America and the rest of the world. So if you’re a Doomsday Prepper, here are a few excerpts from the president's speech explaining the climate-related disasters heading to a town near you:

  • In Katrina commemoration, Obama to cite inequities 'brewing for decades'

    08/27/2015 9:34:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/15 | Kevin Liptak
    ....Obama returns to an outwardly thriving New Orleans Thursday to mark strides 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. But underneath the visible recovery lie persistent racial and economic inequities that haven't receded.... ...according to one analysis, African-American households in the city earn more than 50% less than their white counterparts -- well above the national average. Those barometers of racial inequality aren't unique to New Orleans, and haven't dampened the city's enthusiasm for what has otherwise been a steady recovery that includes new construction, jobs and visitors. But the now-chronic gaps between rich and poor, and whites and blacks, were poised...
  • Explaining Emerging Infectious Diseases

    08/19/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Médecins Sans Frontičres in West Africa “2015 was a very busy year for emerging infectious diseases.” - Steven Hatfill, MD Dedicating his lecture to Médecins Sans Frontičres, for their heroic actions in West Africa, Dr. Hatfill spoke to a captivated audience at the 33rd Annual Conference of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness in California about the 43 newly emerging infectious diseases that jumped to a larger geographic area from their wild animal hosts to human populations in the past 30 years.
  • 10 Reasons Why You Do Not Want to Bug Out

    08/17/2015 5:05:14 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 182 replies
    The Prepper Journal ^ | 10 Jan 15 | Pat Henry
    The plan seems simple doesn’t it? All you need for the best chance of survival for your family is a well-stocked bug out bag, a keen attention to your surroundings and careful monitoring of what is happening in the news. With these bases covered you will be a very informed prepper and will be able to get the jump on all of the clueless sheeple if something bad happens. You will load your family up with your bags and hike off into the sunset way ahead of the approaching death and destruction. You have a plan to bug out. It...
  • Scott Walker To Commit $400 Million in Taxpayer Dollars for NBA Stadium Deal

    08/12/2015 7:18:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Reason ^ | 08/12/2015 | Nick Gillespie
    While ongoing reportage of the Donald Trump Traveling Tijuana Donkey Show crashes into the latest revelations from Hillary Clinton's Personal Email Server Fun Times Revue, there's more pedestrian scandal taking place in plain sight. This one involves Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who's running on his tough-as-nails budget-cutting credentials. Come tomorrow, Walker will commit no less than $400 million of taxpayer money to a stadium deal to keep the NBA Bucks in Milwaukee: The state would put $250 million toward the arena, with interest adding up over decades. The subsidy, approved last month with bipartisan support in Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature,...
  • EPA spill: 'We looked at the river and we cried'

    08/11/2015 3:19:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | August 11, 2015 | Dana Ford and Ed Payne
    From his backyard in Durango, Colorado, Tom Bartles can see the Animas River, which was stained an unnatural orange. The Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released millions of gallons of pollutants into the water last week, turning the typically blue water to the color of mustard. "Everybody in town knew it was coming. It was hard to wake up in the morning and see an orange river," Bartles, 52, told CNN. "Many of the locals in this region are probably going to experience a certain level of mourning." [Snip] Officials said they believe the spill carried metals, mainly iron, zinc and...
  • Greece on 'brink of disaster;' calls emergency meeting

    06/15/2015 7:39:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/15/15 | Holly Ellyatt
    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to hold an emergency government meeting at midday London time to discuss the failure of the latest round of discussions with its creditors to help stop the country tumbling into bankruptcy. Tsipras will meet with Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis, State Minister Nikos Pappas and Alternative Foreign Minister for International Economic Relations Euclid Tsakalotos in the wake of the breakdown of negotiations in Brussels at the weekend, a government spokesman confirmed. Talks between Greece and its creditors over the weekend yet again failed to resolve the impasse over reforms, with European officials blaming Greece...
  • China Yangtze River cruise ship death toll rises to almost 400

    06/06/2015 6:44:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 06/06/2015
    Disaster teams searched the Yangtze River on Saturday for dozens of missing bodies from the Eastern Star as the death toll in the cruiser's capsizing rose to nearly 400, making it China's deadliest boat disaster in nearly seven decades. Authorities have attributed the overturning of the ship late Monday to sudden, severe winds, but also have placed the captain and his first engineer in police custody. Passengers' relatives have raised questions about whether the ship should have continued its cruise after the storm started in a section of Hubei province and despite a weather warning earlier in the evening. The...
  • I Was a Futurist, Until I Realized There May Not Be a Future

    06/05/2015 9:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's Green The Blog ^ | June 5, 2015 | Schuyler Brown
    The clock has run out on the climate change debate. It's time for predictions to give way to radical action.For most of my career, I've been a trend spotter, sometimes referred to as a futurist. I've divined trends for companies seeking to innovate; anticipated consumer appetites; and kept pioneering brands ahead of the pack. My work has been a passion, a calling, never just a job. So, it was fundamentally disorienting when I realized recently, I'd lost my feeling for the future.Gradually, over a period of I don't know how long -- months? -- my usually strong connection with intuition...
  • Disaster Relief Sending Supplies to Flood Areas

    05/29/2015 7:26:21 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 5 replies
    North American Mission Board ^ | Friday, May 29, 2015 | NAMB
    Baptists offering training for proper cleanup and mold removal of flooded properties Oklahoma hangs on as heavy rain continues to soak region Southern Baptist volunteers on hold to help flooded Houston Texas governor pledges to pray for flood victims; disaster relief volunteers mobilized
  • Disasters at Home and Abroad

    05/26/2015 4:52:08 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/26/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From ISIS at Ramadi to riots at home, nothing is going right. “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” – W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming” Things are starting to collapse, abroad and at home. We all sense it, even as we bicker over who caused it and why. ISIS took Ramadi last week. That city once was a Bastogne to the brave Americans who surged to save it in 2007 and 2008. ISIS, once known at the White House as the “Jayvees,” were certainly “on the run” — right into the...
  • 35 years later, residents remember Mount St. Helens eruption [May 18, 1980]

    05/19/2015 10:51:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Thirty-five years have passed since Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington, killing 57 people and raining ash throughout the state. Lisa Rainey shared a photo of jarred ash with Seattle's KIRO-TV, writing: "Ashes and a newspaper from Mount St. Helen's blast from 1980 ... my grandma and grandpa scooped up ashes in their yard from the blast.” When the photo was shared on Facebook, many viewers began to share their memories of that day – May 18, 1980.
  • Was Amtrak a Terror Attack? Our Soft Underbelly

    05/16/2015 4:22:29 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 39 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/15/15 | Steve Berman
    Investigators found a “fist-sized circular area of impact” in the windshield of the derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia.  This new twist has us all thinking the same thing:  terrorists may have again struck America’s soft underbelly. Robert L. Sumwalt, the lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, said at a news conference Friday an assistant conductor reported that she heard a radio transmission between an engineer on a regional line and Brandon Bostian, the engineer on the derailed train, The New York Times reported. Investigators asked the engineer, Brandon Bostian, whether he recalled any projectiles, and he said he...
  • Second Major Quake Shakes Nepal

    05/12/2015 7:30:23 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 15 replies
    Samaritans Purse ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ken Isaacs
    A Samaritan's Purse disaster response team member gives a first-hand account as Nepal is struck again
  • NY Fed's "Plunge Protection Team" Starts Chicago Trading Floor "In Case Of Disaster..."

    04/17/2015 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/15/15 | Tyler Durden
    What kind of natural disaster would be bad enough to completely shut down the operations of the New York Federal Reserve Bank? It would have to be something very unusual, and apparently the New York Fed is very concerned that such an event could happen. According to Reuters, the New York Fed has been transferring personnel to Chicago and building up its satellite office there just in case a “natural disaster” makes it impossible for normal operations to continue in New York…
  • ISIS militants seize university in Libya’s Sirte

    02/19/2015 7:16:41 PM PST · by Viennacon · 12 replies
    Al Arabia News ^ | 2/19/2015 | Staff Writer
    Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized a university in the Libyan city of Sirte, a faculty member and residents said, days after a video showed them staging a convoy parade. Islamist militants have made inroads into parts of the North African oil-producing country, exploiting a power vacuum created by a violent struggle for control between two competing governments. Also read: Exclusive: ISIS chief Baghdadi in new pictures The incident came after the coalition of Islamist militias in control of the capital Tripoli known as Fajr Libya (Dawn of Libya) said they were sending armed units...
  • Chile mountaineers: We found plane missing for half century

    02/09/2015 4:46:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | 2/8/15
    Chilean mountaineers say they have found the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the Andes 54 years ago, killing 24 people, including eight members of a professional soccer team. The group said they came across the wreckage at an altitude of about 10,500 feet (3,200 meters) about 215 miles (360 kilometers) south of Santiago, the capital. Expedition member Leonardo Albornoz told Chile's Channel 7 they're keeping the exact site secret to prevent looting.
  • Why are we so obsessed with plane crashes?

    01/03/2015 9:51:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 3, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    There’s an old saw regarding man’s natural inclination to be fascinated with horrific scenes which is generally described in terms of our being unable to look away from a train wreck. The more common example experienced by most of us is the all too frequent situation of being stuck in traffic for long periods only to find that the cause of the disruption was an automobile accident on the other side of the median. There’s no reason for traffic on your side to be delayed except for the rubberneckers ahead of you. But if we’re being honest, the majority of...
  • Italy ferry: Death toll rises to 10 as evacuation ends

    12/29/2014 2:13:41 PM PST · by moose07 · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 December 2014 | BBC
    The death toll following a fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu has risen to 10, with the evacuation of all those on board now complete. One man was killed when trying to escape the ship, and a further nine bodies have since been found. More than 400 people were rescued amid gale-force winds and thick smoke. It is not clear if others are still missing. The Italian authorities said they could not verify the actual number of people originally on board. Rescuers are still searching the vessel. The ferry company operating the journey from the Greek city of...
  • This Eye-Opening Infographic Shows How Prepared Every State Is For A Natural Disaster

    11/29/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 11-29-2014 | Matt Johnston
    Matt Johnston November 29, 2014The folks at Foodstorage.com have put together some crucial data about how safe we all are in one big and wonderful infographic. The first graphic below shows a map of the United States and the disasters most likely to hit certain parts of the country. Foodstorage.com also poured through the data to look at how each state is prepared for disaster. This is measured by each state's disaster budget per capita according to NEMAweb.org. The results are very telling. Texas is in the worst shape, according to this data. They are ranked as the least safe...
  • Inside Chernobyl (2012)

    11/29/2014 6:26:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    A short film based on current conditions in Chernobyl & Pripyat.
  • Obama declares Hawaiian lava flow to be major disaster (loot sent to protect communities)

    11/04/2014 2:18:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/04/14
    US President Barack Obama has declared a slow-moving lava flow from the Pu'u O'o vent of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to be a major disaster, the White House said. The declaration frees up federal money to help protect local communities from the lava flow, which began moving toward homes on the big island of Hawaii on June 27 and is threatening Pahoa village.
  • 500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered

    10/22/2014 8:31:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 10-21-14 | Laura Geggel
    A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, mollusk shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, new research finds. The quake, likely a magnitude 9.0, sent the mighty waves toward Hawaii sometime between 1425 and 1665, the study found. It's possible that another large Alaskan earthquake could trigger a comparable tsunami on Hawaii's shores in the future, experts said. The tsunami was at least three times the size of the damaging 1946 tsunami,...
  • Hyper-Liberal Daily Kos: 'Obvious' that 'Republicans are Going to Win -and They're Going to Win BIG'

    10/21/2014 3:14:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 65 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    +50 GOP seats in the House - 'Armageddon' in the Senate A demoralized contributor to the Daily Kos has laid-out the cold, hard truth for any residual hopenchangey-types out there harboring dreams of Obama's ceaseless fundraising somehow riding in and saving-the-day...  That ain't gonna happen: rather, expect for the Democratic party -decimated perhaps now for years by the failed/nutty Obama agenda- to get their butts kicked all up-and-down the field in midterms just two weeks from today. And the wiser minds on the other side have sussed this by now- Dear Leader's approval is bouncing on a floor of all-time-lows, disillusioned...
  • Infecting a Nation for Politics and Money

    10/08/2014 7:27:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/8/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing.”—Christopher Manes, Earth First! “I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems.”—John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal Should flights coming from West African nations be cancelled and our borders closed? According to Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the answer is “No, absolutely not.” “When you start closing countries like that, there is a real danger of making things worse,... governments could fall if you isolate them.” What kind of logic is...
  • Marijuana sales top $12 million; new retailers added … still just one in Seattle

    09/15/2014 2:55:42 PM PDT · by steve86 · 5 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | 9/11/2014 | Jake Ellison
    Retail sales of state-licensed weed in Washington topped $12 million by Sept. 8 … and sales keep climbing. The improvement of sales in recreational marijuana here mirrors the steep growth in sales in Colorado, where the recreational market out-sold medical for the first time in July (the latest numbers from that state). The Cannabist reports: “In July 2014, customers purchased more than $29.7 million in recreational marijuana — up from $24.7 million in June. Medical marijuana patients spent more than $28.9 million on marijuana in July — comparable to June’s $28.6 million in sales.” In Washington, there are now 55...
  • Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions (Can Lawyers be Far Behind?)

    08/30/2014 11:11:16 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/26/2014 | LUKE RUNYON
    --snip-- Some eager, inexperienced consumers have overindulged on the pot-infused food and then shown up in emergency rooms sweating and paranoid. Edibles were linked to the death of a Wyoming college student in Denver. "There's been anecdotal evidence that some of the new consumers in the legalized market were not very well informed in terms of how to safely take that product," said Lewis Koski, Colorado's marijuana enforcement director.
  • Expert: 'Imminent' ISIS threat to U.S. power grid

    09/01/2014 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 53 replies
    WND ^ | August 31, 2014
    <p>ISIS terrorists pose an “imminent” threat to the U.S. electric grid with the capacity to coordinate a devastating assault on our nation’s infrastructure, warned a leading homeland security and terrorism expert in a radio interview Sunday.</p> <p>Dr. Peter Pry, a former CIA officer, is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards. He also served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, and the House Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • Obama turns 'prepper,' warns of coming 'crisis' 'Families should assemble a disaster supplies kit'

    08/30/2014 8:58:57 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 126 replies
    WND ^ | August 29, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    President Obama on Friday turned prepper, with a proclamation regarding National Preparedness Month that warned emergencies, “from hurricanes and wildfires to cyber and terrorist attacks, can strike anywhere at any time.” In his proclamation, he said each household should have its own plan. “Before emergencies occur, we must make sure we are ready to respond, and it is every American’s responsibility to be prepared. There are simple but important steps we can all take to ensure we know what to do and have what we need in the event of a crisis. National Preparedness Month is an opportunity to talk...
  • CODE ORANGE: The Risk Of An 'Explosive Subglacial Eruption' In Iceland Just Went Up

    08/18/2014 9:58:16 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    BI ^ | 8-18-2014 | Myles Udland
    August 18, 2014Myles UdlandThere's a (increased) chance a huge volcano in Iceland could blow.Lorcan Roche Kelly at Agenda Research tipped us off to the news that the Icelandic government on Monday changed the status of Bardarbunga, a volcano in Iceland located under Europe's largest glacier, to "orange," meaning there is a heightened risk of eruption and ash cloud. A report from Reuters on Monday noted that this is the second-highest risk level on the government's five-level risk scale. "Presently there are no signs of eruption, but it cannot be excluded that the current activity will result in an explosive subglacial...
  • State law means names of state employee fraudsters stay secret (CT)

    07/04/2014 4:18:07 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 3 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | Friday, July 4, 2014 | Ed Jacovino
    The state employees were disciplined for lying to get money through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, an extension of food stamps available to poor residents who lost food or income in September 2011 after Hurricane Irene hit here as a tropical storm. While Larson said the law merits revisiting, other members of the state's congressional delegation weren't so forthcoming about their views on the state measure or the similar federal law that have left taxpayers in the dark about the conduct and punishment of state employees -- many of whom were fired but rehired after they appealed. U.S. Sens....
  • The Dark Road: The Worst Tax Law You've Never Heard About (effective July 1st)

    06/28/2014 11:11:55 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    It broke Ruth Freeborn’s heart to give up her U.S. citizenship that fateful day last year. Unfortunately for the Oklahoma native, though, it was either that, or her family. Ruth’s Canadian husband of 33 years, who earns all of the middle-class family’s income, “simply could not go along with this situation,” she explained. “To find myself suddenly not able to live, bank, save or to keep peace in my marriage while being American at the same time was shocking at first and deeply disturbing to me.” Ruth wrote “what must have been” hundreds of letters to U.S. senators and officials,...