AP: A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami that has reportedly damaged dozens of homes in the South Pacific island chain. Meanwhile, authorities have canceled warnings for tsunamis on more distant coasts.
Poor Richard's News: Indiana Planned Parenthood makes 2 adoption referrals per year, performed 5,250 abortions last year -
Planned Parenthood in Indiana is boastfully celebrating National Adoption Month, touting the 12 adoption referrals the organization made over the past 6 years. Meanwhile, they slaughtered 5,250 unborn babies just last year.
from Lifesite News:
It’s celebration time at my local Planned…
Arrests made in Tel Aviv bus bombing
NBC News: Israeli officials arrested an Israeli Arab Wednesday night as a suspect in the Tel Aviv bus bombing Wednesday which left 15 people wounded only hours before a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas began.
Police also arrested several West Bank Palestinians in connection with the bombing. The investigation remains ongoing.Photo: Israeli policeman stands above shoes and clothes from a victim at the scene of an explosion on a bus in central Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov. 21. (Uriel Sinai / Getty Images file)
Anyone Suprised? I’m not.
Poor Richard's News: Wow! Food Stamp recipients outnumber combined population of 24 states -
The left went nuts when Newt Gingrich called President Obama the “food stamp President.” Gingrich can sit back and say, “I told you so.”
An analysis by Breitbart News has found that the number of individuals on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of 24 states…
We have gone from a nation of “Makers”to a nation of “Takers”. Sad.
#Michael Ondrovich, #Mike Ondrovich, #Ondrovich, #economy, #money, #USA
Poor Richard's News: The GOP to make the gold standard an official part of the party platform -
Call it the “Ron Paul effect” or the GOP seeing a “golden” opportunity, but it looks like the Federal Reserve’s best days of unchecked monetary meddling might be coming to a close. Not only is the Republican party spearheading a first-ever audit of the Federal Reserve, but now it’s looking to…
#Money #Economy #Federal Reserve
STEREO Observes One of the Fastest CMEs On Record |
On July 23, 2012, a massive cloud of solar material erupted off the sun’s right side, zooming out into space, passing one of NASA’s Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft along the way. Using the STEREO data, scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. clocked this giant cloud, known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME, as traveling between 1,800 and 2,200 miles per second as it left the sun.
Conversations began to buzz and the emails to fly: this was the fastest CME ever observed by STEREO, which since its launch in 2006 has helped make CME speed measurements much more precise. Such an unusually strong bout of space weather gives scientists an opportunity to observe how these events affect the space around the sun, as well as to improve their understanding of what causes them.
“Between 1,800 and 2,200 miles per second puts it without question as one of the top five CMEs ever measured by any spacecraft,” says solar scientist Alex Young at Goddard. “And if it’s at the top of that velocity range it’s probably the fastest.”
The STEREO mission consists of two spacecraft with orbits that for most of their journey give them views of the sun that cannot be had from Earth. Watching the sun from all sides helps improve our understanding of how events around the sun are connected, as well as gives us glimpses of activity we might not otherwise see. On July 23, STEREO-A lay — from Earth’s perspective — to the right side and a little behind the sun, the perfect place for seeing this CME, which would otherwise have been hard to measure from Earth. The Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), an ESA and NASA mission, also observed the CME. It is the combination of observations from both missions that helps make scientists confident in the large velocities they measured for this event. continue reading
#very cool #solar flare
OMG! This is what Isaac looks like out in Caribbean right now, reports US News! The storm hit Puerto Rico on Thursday, creating 10-foot waves, and knocking out power and water for thousands. Florida officials told US News Thursday that even a “glancing blow” from Isaac would disrupt the RNC.
[H/T @LizFlock for the GIF]
Isaac moves near Puerto Rico, with Haiti in its path
Reuters: Tropical Storm Isaac unleashed heavy rain and winds off Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as it moved across the Caribbean. The storm could strengthen into a hurricane as it nears Haiti on Friday, the National Weather Service says.
Image: Five-day forecast for Tropical Storm Isaac from the NWS National Hurricane Center, released at 8 pm ET.
Patriots to release Chad OchocincoThe New England Patriots will release wide receiver Chad Ochocinco after unsuccessful attempts to trade him, ESPN reported.
Ochocinco thanked his fans on Twitter, saying he ‘thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play’ for the organization. - USA Today Sports
Photo credit: Robert Scheer / The Indianapolis Star via USA Today