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  • The ‘Great Unconformity’ and associated geochemical evidence for Noahic Flood erosion

    10/13/2017 7:48:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 10-13-17 | Harry Dickens
    The ‘Great Unconformity’ and associated geochemical evidence for Noahic Flood erosion by Harry Dickens The Bible’s Flood account describes the greatest rain event ever recorded. Forty days and nights of rain falling on the earth (Genesis 7:12) would have caused immense denudation of landmasses around the globe. Evidence for this is provided by a key stratigraphic surface and by associated geochemical signatures. Nature and extent of the ‘Great Unconformity’ The term ‘Great Unconformity’ was originally used to describe the prominent stratigraphic surface exposed in the Grand Canyon that separates the Lower Cambrian Tapeats Sandstone (of the Sauk cratonic sequence) from...
  • The uniformitarian puzzle of mountaintop planation surfaces

    10/10/2017 7:53:26 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 10-10-17 | The uniformitarian puzzle of mountaintop planation surfaces
    The uniformitarian puzzle of mountaintop planation surfaces by Michael J. Oard Planation surfaces are a common feature across the earth.1,2 But secular researchers often find these surfaces perplexing because it is not unusual to find them at the top of rugged mountains (figure 1): “Extensive tracts of low-gradient topography in steep mountain ranges, either forming rangetop plateaus or terraced pediments on range flanks are widely distributed in mountain belts around the world.”3 Calvet et al.’s survey of these flat-topped mountains establishes their frequency across the globe.3 Calvet et al. also point out that they are even found atop some of...
  • Apocalyptic Flood: Puerto Rico River Rises 62ft ABOVE flood stage - Extreme Flash Flood

    09/20/2017 7:15:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | 9/20/2017 | vlogger MRBB333
    At the link, the vlogger tours the NOAA software investigating current flood conditions in Puerto Rico and worst river situation is 62ft above flooding. Vlogger says he watched a weatherman's report last night and that meteorologist said this kind of flooding was projected.
  • CONSUMER WISE: How to spot a flood damaged vehicle

    09/19/2017 9:50:29 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 38 replies ^ | September 19, 2017 | Angie Moreschi
    "After major hurricanes like Irma and Harvey, consumers looking to buy a used car need to beware of flood-damaged vehicles.It's estimated more than a half-million will hit the market in coming months.( emphasis mine) "There is a racket out there where people will buy these cars cheap from the auction, re-do them, and then try to pass them off as a reliable clean car," Toyota of Tampa Bay Service Director Gregg Willard said. "As a dealer, I'm very worried, so as a consumer, you should definitely be worried." Signs of Trouble Inside "Trust your nose," Willard said. "If you smell...
  • Fleet of monster trucks conducts rescues in flood-ravaged Texas

    09/01/2017 10:41:53 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/31/2017 | Julia Jacobo
    A fleet of monster trucks driven by volunteers is traveling to Texas cities hardest hit by floodwaters. Video posted to Facebook shows a monster truck -- comprised on an SUV on monster truck wheels -- pulling a U.S. Army vehicle out of deep floodwaters in Houston on Wednesday. A crowd cheers as the military vehicle is pulled onto higher ground. {..snip..}
  • Could it be possible.....(Vanity)

    08/31/2017 1:52:49 PM PDT · by Dr. Zzyzx · 12 replies
    None | 8.31.17 | Dr. Zzyzx
    Could it be possible that during a major hurricane like Harvey that actually LESS people die in a city than would die on a regular day? For the most part, during a hurricane, people are inside their homes or shelters sitting still, when on other days they might be out on the freeway, playing sports, digging trenches, etc. etc. It also seems that unless there are some extreme situations, suicides and homicides would drop during such an event because people are focusing on getting to safety more than they are on their emotions or on seeking revenge. In 2012, Harris...
  • A list of those who aren’t helping with victims in Texas

    08/30/2017 5:31:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 65 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-30-17 | DrJohn
    Texas is suffering a major disaster due to Hurricane Harvey and countless people are volunteering and donating. The Cajun Navy in particular, has done wonderful work: One volunteer rescuer with the Cajun Navy, identified only by his first name, Brandon, told local ABC Houston station KTRK-TV that he came from Hammond, Louisiana, in order to assist with the rescue efforts, adding that he hopes to "give back." "Because Louisiana has always had its fair share of hurricanes and everybody has always showed up for us, so it’s time to give back," Brandon said. "The Cajun Navy, they pretty much step...

    08/29/2017 1:34:29 PM PDT · by DFG · 67 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 08/29/2017 | John Hinderaker
    Hurricane Harvey wasn’t man-made, obviously, but the scale of the destruction was, in large part, an unintended consequence of government policy. Michael Grunwald reports at Politico: “How Washington Made Harvey Worse.” Nearly two decades before the storm’s historic assault on homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast of Texas this week, the National Wildlife Federation released a groundbreaking report about the United States government’s dysfunctional flood insurance program, demonstrating how it was making catastrophes worse by encouraging Americans to build and rebuild in flood-prone areas. The report, titled “Higher Ground,” crunched federal data to show that just 2 percent of...
  • The levee at Columbia Lakes has been Breached, GET OUT NOW.

    08/29/2017 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 52 replies
    Brazoria County Twitter fees Retweeted by POTUS ^ | 29 August 2017 | Brazoria County
    Levee fail county says to get out now. Retweeted by President Trump.
  • Houston Police Chief to Criminals: "Don't Victimize Our People"

    08/29/2017 7:06:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    wwltv ^ | 8-29-17
    Houston area law enforcement responded to reports of looting as the city continued to face devastating flooding.
  • Joel Osteen shuts megachurch amid flooding crisis

    08/28/2017 8:09:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 83 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 28, 2017 | David K. Li
    Joel Osteen Getty Images Televangelist Joel Osteen cancelled services at his Houston megachurch Sunday and has yet to reopen its doors — despite the fact that thousands of flooded-out residents are desperately seeking shelter.The perpetually smiling pastor told followers on Twitter on Monday to lean on their faith.“Jesus promises us peace that passes understanding,” he wrote. “That’s peace when it doesn’t make sense.”But Osteen’s comforting words didn’t sit well with critics, who want to know why the doors to his 16,800-seat arena at his Lakewood Church near downtown Houston are closed.
  • Storm water starts rising in neighborhoods near Addicks and Barker dams (Houston)

    08/28/2017 11:26:56 AM PDT · by plain talk · 18 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 28, 2017 | John D. Harden
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs early Monday morning, hours before officials planned to release rainfall from the two dams, according to the Harris County Flood Control District. The flood control district reported almost an hour later that storm water has started rising in the neighborhoods adjacent to Addicks and Barker. Heavy rainfall forced reservoir officials to begin releasing water from the dams sooner than previously planned. Col. Lars N. Zetterstrom with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had announced late Sunday afternoon that rising levels in the two reservoirs would...
  • ‘Island Of Fire Ants’ Discovered In Houston Flooding

    08/28/2017 10:38:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 131 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | August 27, 2017 10:41 PM
    One danger evacuees and first responders are dealing with along with the flooding in Houston is fire ants. Islands of fire ants! CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca tweeted a photo from Houston as the ants formed a protective island in the high water. According to, fire ants can exist in colonies of up to 250,000 workers and will sting intruders repeatedly. Fire ants feed on animal or vegetable sources of food according to the web site. No reports yet of anyone getting bitten by fire ants. Tropical Storm Harvey continues to head back toward the Gulf of Mexico at...
  • Simple mind - Simple vanity

    08/28/2017 10:16:55 AM PDT · by Baynative · 5 replies
    Just me wonderin' ^ | 8/28/17 | Baynative
    Ever coverage of the latest flood shows people stranded on their roof. I think anyone who lives in (or near) an area prone to flooding should have an inflatable raft with water tight storage container for food, water and first aid supplies. If I was a liberal, I'd make it a law!
  • Apparently Houston Thinks of the Media Like We Do

    08/28/2017 7:23:47 AM PDT · by yetidog · 48 replies
    Facebook Post | August 28 2017 | Laura Welsh Cook
    The media is worse than useless.
  • VANITY - Hurricane Harvey. Evac or stay in place?

    08/28/2017 7:11:30 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 94 replies
    Vanity | Aug 28 2017 | Steven Tyler
    Well it's not over. That said, what do Big City Freepers recommend??? 1) Bug out and head for high ground and get stuck in traffic 2) Get cases of water/chlorine tablets and pull that inflatable fishing boat out of storage 3) something else?
  • Hillary staffer TRIGGERED by rescue boat in Houston with Confederate flag

    08/27/2017 4:12:30 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 84 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 27, 2017 | Greg P.
    Meet Logan Anderson, a former staffer for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She’s been triggered by this boat with a Confederate flag on it rescuing people in Houston: She then tweeted she’d let the hero rescue her, but then take his flag: I would absolutely get on that boat, by the way. And then, when they dropped me off, I'd tear off the flag and drop it into the flood.
  • First came the flood, then the finger-pointing between Landrieu, S&WB

    08/11/2017 6:48:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 8/11/17 | Kevin Litten
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu had become so distrustful of the Sewerage & Water Board, that he resorted early Thursday (Aug. 10) to visiting the utility's infrastructure in person because he didn't have confidence in information he was receiving. It had been six days since neighborhoods flooded across New Orleans, leaving the mayor scrambling to contain the fallout from a crisis that swamped hundreds of cars in feet-deep floodwaters and left residents stranded with no warning. But what started as an apparent communication breakdown between the agency and the mayor over pumping stations escalated Thursday to a full-blown crisis of...
  • $175k pension awaits New Orleans water board chief after flood

    08/10/2017 6:27:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 8/10/17 | Richard Rainey
    When Cedric Grant walks away from the top job in New Orleans' Sewerage & Water Board on Nov. 30, his more than 28 years in public service for the city will grant him a yearly pension of $175,401, according to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office. Grant, who turns 65 Thursday (Aug. 10), announced he would retire amid swirling outcry over his agency's handling of the flooding that hit New Orleans Saturday and the lack of transparency in communicating with the public. His retirement is to begin after the 2017 hurricane season. Facing an adversarial City Council Tuesday, Grant told council members...
  • New Orleans flood, pumps debacle: Recap of new information released Thursday

    08/10/2017 10:42:46 AM PDT · by abb · 41 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Staff
    The fallout from last weekend's New Orleans flash flood continued Thursday. A state of emergency has been declared for Orleans Parish as drainage complications persist with the possibility of heavy rain Thursday and Friday. Here's a rundown of the new information unveiled so far Thursday... Fire damages turbine that powers pumps Much of New Orleans is at high risk of flooding Thursday and Friday because a fire overnight damaged the power source that runs most of the city’s pumps, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said early Thursday. The fire damaged one of five ancient turbines that power the Sewerage & Water Board’s...