Oct 25, 2012

Sandy Packs Punch as a Strong Category 2 Hurricane, Claims 2 Lives.

 The U.S. East Coast has a  chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow at the beginning of the next week due to an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, federal and private forecasters declared.

Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean, an early winter storm in the West and a blast of arctic air from the North can collide,   forecasters predict.

It is probably to hit during a full moon, when the tides are almost at their highest, increasing coastal flooding potential, NOAA forecasts  report. The trees are still leafy and there is a potential for snow and power outages, some meteorologists warn.

It is a combination of different storm types that could  generate a real whopper of weather problems, meteorologists  declared.

The  center's chief hurricane specialist, James Franklin,  declared the threat keeps increasing for "a major impact in the Northeast, New York area. In fact it would be such a big storm that it would affect all of the Northeast."

The biggest problem is the snow and that depends on where the remnants of Sandy turn inland. The computer model that has been leading the pack in predicting the hybrid storm has it hitting around Delaware or closer to Maine. If it hits Delaware, the chances of snow increase in that zone. If it hits farther north, chances for snow increase in the mid-Atlantic , Masters declared.

 Hurricane Sandy churned over eastern Cuba early Thursday having winds of 105 mph,the National Hurricane Center in Miami declared warning the residents living along the U.S. East Coast to be  careful this weekend. Sandy claimed a pair of lives before reaching Cuba. A woman in western Haiti's Camp-Perrin died Wednesday while she was  trying to cross a flooding river in the Ravine du Sud, Haitian news agency AHP reported .
 A man in Jamaica was killed ,according to CNN affiliate TV J.
 The wind has whipped the island  since Thursday morning. Some 70% of its residents are without power and almost 1,000 people are in shelters, TV J declared. Sandy has its sights set on the Bahamas ,too.
Hurricane warnings are in place for Jamaica, eastern Cuba,  the central and western Bahamas, along with Haiti and southeastern Florida.
Rainfall amounts could hit up to 12 inches . Sandy could make landfall somewhere between Maine and Virginia, bringing with it heavy rain, flooding, high winds and widespread power outages,Massachusetts Emergency Management reported.

Fort Lauderdale's Ocean Rescue told beach goers to stay out of the ocean.

 The storm can shadow the east coast of the US in the coming days and  can "potentially transition over the weekend into a powerful nor'easter",the National Hurricane Center reported.

 The effects of the tropical cyclone can span many hundreds of miles from the center, the area experiencing the hurricane force  because the wind speeds of at least 74 mph , while Sandy is moving between the northeast coast of Cuba and the central

 The Hurricane Warning is in effect for Cuban provinces of Camaguey,Las Tunas,Granma,Santiago de Cuba,Holguin and Guantanamo,the Ragged Islands in the southeastern Bahamas,
the central and the northwestern Bahamas.Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

The Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Haiti,Florida East Coast from Ocean Reef to Flagler Beach,Lake Okeechobee
and the remainder of the southeastern Bahamas. The tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area  within 24 to 36 hours.

At 800 am EDT...1200 UTC...the center of Hurricane Sandy was located by an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft at latitude 21.6 north and longitude 75.5 west. Sandy is moving toward the north having18 mph-30 km/h-and this general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the north-northwest and a diminish in forward speed are expected tonight and Friday. The center of Sandy will move near or over the central Bahamas later today and tonight. It will move near or over the northwestern Bahamas on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are almost 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Sandy is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, its gradual weakening  being forecast over the next 48 hours.  Probably ,Sandy remains a hurricane as it moves through the Bahamas.

Hurricane conditions can spread across the central and northwestern Bahamas later today through Friday,
while tropical storm is expected in the warning area along
the East Coast of Florida tonight and Friday.

Sandy is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of
6 to 12 inches across Haiti,the Dominican Republic and eastern
Cuba causing life-threatening flash floods and mud slides
especially in  zones of mountainous terrain.

The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the
tide will cause normally dry areas  along the coast to be flooded by rising waters.

The surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle.

Oct 24, 2012

The Most Recent Book, "Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Struggle to Save the World," by Evan Thomas and the Presidential Election

 The most important decision either President Obama or another President like Romney want to make in the next future is  to bomb Iran and its nuclear facilities.
  Dwight Eisenhower was the first president to ponder his pre-emptive strike against a rising nuclear power. Immediately after Eisenhower became president, the Soviets detonated their own crude H-bomb, code named Joe IV (after Stalin) . Nine months  before this, the United States had set off its own first H-bomb, code named Mike -- 500 times more powerful than those that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. At a secret national security meeting on September 24, 1953, the president Eisenhower gathered his closest advisers and asked: ''Would it be morally wrong not to attack the Soviets before it was too late?''  In the end,Eisenhower and his advisers  concluded  not to strike first, disregarding the wishes of  the Strategic Air Command's Gen. Curtis LeMay. Eisenhower  wanted to use nuclear weapons to stop communist aggression. He used the threat of their use to get America out of Korea in 1953, and similarly threatened during crises in Vietnam in 1954, with Red China in the Formosa Straits in 1954-55 and again in 1958, during the Suez crisis in 1956 and in Berlin in 1958-59. Ike knew how to hold his cards, even if doing so hurt him politically.
In 1958, when he was under tremendous pressure to build more missiles to catch up the Russians, who had just launched the first satellite, Sputnik,  Ike seemed strangely passive. He knew that the CIA's spy plane, the U-2, had not found any Soviet ICBMs, but he wanted to keep the existence of the spy plane a secret.
 In the winter of 1958, Eisenhower was visited by the poet, Robert Frost, who gave him a book of his poems inscribed with the notation, "The strong are saying nothing until they see." These words became Ike 's  "favorite maxim."
Usually,Eisenhower was  carrying his great responsibility in
 the breast pocket. On D-Day, he carried this note , "The responsibility is mine alone," . On his first day as president in 1953, Ike wrote in his diary, "Plenty of worries and difficult problems. But such has been my portion for a long time."
 The most recent  book , "Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Struggle to Save the World," by Evan Thomas was published last month by Little, Brown and Company.
Now,  both Obama and Romney have said that containment is not an option when it comes to Iran getting the bomb.
Obama will no doubt try to reinforce foreign-policy campaign themes that his supporters feel are among his strongest credentials. But Mitt Romney will almost certainly try to lay out the narrative that Obama has weakened America and left it more vulnerable.
Republicans have  sought to present themselves as the party of foreign policy competence and national strength and  to portray Democrats as weak, anti-military and too inclined toward multilateralist mumbo jumbo.
The most resonant of the President Obama foreign policy achievements was the killing of Osama bin Laden ,this way dramatically weakening al Qaeda.  But Benghazi provided palpable evidence that terrorists targeting Americans  were still a reality .Combined with the continuing violence by the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan and by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, it is hard to make the case that the threat has been reduced .
Certainly the president  ended America's long and costly involvement in Iraq. He has America on track to exit Afghanistan by 2014. He not only got bin Laden, but the U.S. military and intelligence community under his leadership also got a broad array of top al Qaeda lieutenants, such as Anwar al-Awlaki, and Moammar Gadhafi.
 Obama's doctrine of fighting terror and enemies such as Iran through the use of covert means, cyberwarfare, special operations and unmanned drone operations seemed a more cost-effective.

Oct 12, 2012

Moses and God's Miracles

‘’And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.’’ 4;6
‘’And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.’’ 4:9
‘’ And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.’’7:10
‘’ And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.’’7:20
‘’ And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.’’7:21
‘’ And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.’’8:6
‘’ And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.’’ 8:13
‘’ And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.’’8:17
‘’ And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.’’8:24
‘’ And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.’’ 9:6
‘’ And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.’’ 9:10
‘’ For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.’’ 9:15
‘’ Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.’’ 9:18
‘’ So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.’’ 9:24
 ‘’And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.’’ 10:14
‘’ And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.’’ 10:22-23
‘’ And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.’’11:4-5
‘’ And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.’’11:10
‘’ And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.’’ 12-29
‘’ And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.’’14:21-22
‘’ And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.’’ 14:27-29
 ‘’ I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.
And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.’’16:12-16
‘’ And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.’’16:31-32
‘’ And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.’’ 17:5-6
‘’ And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.’’ 19:18-23
‘’ And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount.
 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights. ‘’ 24:15-18
‘’ Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
 And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:
But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.
 For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.’’ 40:34-38
‘’ And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.
But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.’’  16:28- 35
‘’ And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.’’ 17-8
‘’ And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.’’20:11
‘’ And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.’’10:13-14

Syrian airline FORCED EMERGENCY landing in TURKEY

Passengers on board the plane intercepted by Turkish jets declared that security forces were making the crew and passengers sign fraudulent papers suggesting that the plane made an emergency landing and no Turkish military were involved in the incident.
 Hours after Turkish authorities announced that the Syrian Airlines passenger plane intercepted by its F-16s was granted a departure clearance, the aircraft remained on the tarmac in darkness.

Oct 11, 2012

This Earth Is Cracking (Sweet Poem)

There is a presidential election fight,
Well, everything seems to be alright,
It might be alright, everything seems tight ,
Sometimes,I dream of a red sky,
The earth is cracking,
I'm slowly dancing
On your sweet love floor.

Sends bombs for free into Syria, on the other side,
Well, it seems that  nothing is more important than having pride,
When Syrians in Turkey need to hide,
I've never dreamt of a sky so red,
The earth is cracking,
I'm slowly dancing
On your sweet love floor.

The Greeks
Don't want to sell to Canadian consumers their gold,
Well,it seems that in Canada it is very cold,
Why is it so cold in Canada all the time and the gold isn't sold?
I really dreamed of a huge red sun,
The earth is cracking,
I'm slowly dancing
On your sweet love floor.

The world
Is waiting for a new shift of magnetic poles,
But,instead of this,earth makes gigantic craters called sinkholes,
Smart  money makers lose the remote controls,
I really had a multicolored dream,
The earth is cracking,
I'm slowly dancing
On your sweet love floor.

Much more protesters
Want to change their lives and their presidents.
To feed their kids, they work 12 hours per day for a few cents,
It's something to think about ,when life has no sense.
I dreamed of a world having a little pink,
The earth is cracking,
I'm slowly dancing
On your sweet love floor.

Oct 10, 2012

The Extinction And The Gigantic ‘Catastrophe Group’

An odd-looking sea creature locally christened the “bubble shark” is breathing new life into a campaign to preserve a vital marine corridor straddling five provinces in the Southern Tagalog region. The bubble shark also described as an “inflatable shark” and is a new species of swell shark being observed in waters off Batangas and Mindoro Island. It is so named because of its defense mechanism to puff up to twice its size in the face of danger. This discovery of the weird shark adds a new meaning to efforts to save the Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor (VIPMC), a bustling sea-lane renowned for having some of the highest concentrations of shore-fish and underwater life in the world. The presence of the bubble shark was discovered last year by a group of researchers, who found a treasure trove of previously unknown terrestrial and marine wildlife during the year 2011 on Philippine Wildlife Expedition spearheaded by the California Academy of the Sciences. The shark found in the VIPMC “possesses a very distinctive camouflaged color pattern,” the report said. Other swell sharks feature dark round spots, but the species found in the Philippines, based on pictures, have white or lighter spots instead. The deep water Oarfish is estimated to be 50 feet in length. The Oarfish is the longest fish in the oceans.
The Sumatran Orangutan is threatened due to poaching and habitat destruction of the rain forests in Indonesia. Only about 6,500 remain in the wild, and their great ape species become extinct.
The Bactrian camel is critically endangered due to habitat loss and drought. There are approximately only 950 Bactrian camels left in the wild, struggling to survive in their native desert habitat in northwest China and Mongolia being used as a Chinese nuclear test range. These animals are also hunted for sport and because of missing food and water resources.
The polar bears swimming and drowning between melting patches of ice in their dwindling habitat have become synonymous with the global warming. Currently, 20-25,000 polar bears still roam the wild, but if climate change trends continue, the polar bears will be extinct within the next 100 years.
Forest clearing and degradation are main contributing factors to the Mountain Gorilla’s pending extinction, and only 720 animals of this species remain on the planet.
The last captive Quagga, a mare, died on 12 August 1883.The Quagga was hunted until extinction.
Pigeon meat was commercialized and recognized as cheap food, especially for slaves and the poor people, which led to a hunting campaign on a massive scale.
In the 1980s, a photograph of the Bondegezou was sent to Australian research scientist Tim Flannery. In May, 1994, Flannery conducted a wildlife survey of the area and discovered that the animal in the picture was new to science. Named Dingiso (Dendrolagus mbaiso), this forest-dwelling marsupial has a bold coloration and spends most of its time on the ground.
Central African tribes and ancient Egyptians described and depicted a bizarre creature for centuries, colloquially dubbed the “African unicorn” by Europeans. It is also known as the Atti, or the O’api, resembling a cross between a zebra, a donkey and a giraffe. Despite explorers, Western science rejected the existence of such a creature, viewing it as nothing more than a fantastical chimera.
In 1901, Sir Harry Johnston, the British governor of Uganda, obtained pieces of striped skin and even a skull of the legendary beast. Through this evidence and the capture of a live specimen, the animal now known as the okapi (okapia johnstoni) was recognized by mainstream science. The okapi is no less unusual today: it is the only living relative of the giraffe, sharing a similar body structure and its characteristic long blue tongue.
In 1926, an expedition approved by the American Museum of Natural History confirmed that the tales of a giant lizard were true. W. Douglas Burden, the leader of the expedition, returned with twelve preserved specimens and two live ones. The world was introduced to the Komodo dragon, a massive monitor lizard that grows up to ten feet, making it the largest lizard in the world. Komodo Dragons possess massive claws and fangs with which they can kill almost any creature on the island, including humans and water buffaloes. One particularly bizarre attribute of these creatures is their venomous bite, which has been attributed to bacteria-laden saliva or venom glands in the mouth.
A venomous, egg-laying mammal having a duck bill, a beaver tail, and pelt, is known as the platypus, one of only five extant egg-laying mammals. While formerly recognized by science, it is no less unique today: this semi-aquatic creature, native to eastern Australia, swims with webbed feet, uses electric location to hunt, and possesses an ankle spur that, in males, can deliver a powerful injection of venom non-lethal to humans.
Hybrid animals are crossbreeds between animals of similar genetics. They mostly exist in captivity and are the result of human intervention.
Liger is a crossbred between a male lion and a female tiger, while Tigon is a crossbred between a male tiger and a female lion. Ligers are the world’s largest cats. Tigons, on the other hand, are prone towards dwarfism .Male Ligers/Tigons are sterile, while their females are often fertile.
For a dog wolf hybrid, it is not known when it displays a wolf behavior, a dog behavior or something in between.
A zorse is the result of the crossbreeding between a horse and a zebra. A zonkey is the result of the crossbreeding between a donkey and a zebra. The Zony is the result of the crossbreeding between a pony and a zebra. All these three are called zebroids.
A grolar/pizzly hybrid is the product of a grizzly bear and a polar bear. Although the two bears are genetically similar, they tend to avoid each other in the wild environment.
A Leopon is the result of the breeding between a male leopard and a female lion.
A fluffy creature looks like a science experiment. It’s just a rabbit, however. They were exceptionally popular in the 17th and 18th centuries among European nobility as lap pets, and many different hybrids were bred to suit changing tastes of different royalty. The Angora rabbit is still popular to this day.
The Pelochelys cantorii, or Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle, is one of the most unusual looking animals on the earth .Yet; few people have seen it or know about it. It’s not a sea turtle – the Cantor prefers to inhabit inland, close to streams and wetlands. It grows very large, with adult shells often spanning more than six feet. They are native to Cambodia, but they are very rare.
Pangolins are toothless and they have no external ears, though their hearing is very good. Since they have no teeth, they have a gizzard like stomach and swallow small stones and sand to help the digestive process. Pangolins have very long tongues - up to 16 inches in length - which are used to slurp up their favorite foods - termites and ants.
They have a good sense of smell and a poor sense of sight. Their scales, made out of keratin, (same material that makes up human fingernails) make up 20% of their total body weight.
''Involution is the process of self-limitation, of densification, by which the Absolute veils itself by
a stage until it assumes the appearance in the cosmos, the universe we know of. It wishes to create
the universe to objectify itself and its spiritual properties in infinite possibilities, for the purpose of
delight of discovery which it will achieve thereafter.  The evolution is the movement forward by which the created universe evolves from its initial state of divided, ignorant forms, emerges as Life and Mind, and in that process rediscovers its Source. The evolution occurs after the involution. It is the development and progressive movement of all in the cosmos, including humans, to attain its fulfillment, including rediscovery in delight of the spiritual aspect, that Consciousness-Force, that was the source of the creation. Generally, evolution is any process of change over time. In the context of life science,
evolution is a change in the traits of living organisms over generations, including the emergence of new species.  Since the development of modern genetics in the 1940s, evolution has been defined more specifically as a change in the frequency of alleles in a population from one generation to the next.''
'' The theory of "devolution" or backward evolution is the proposition that a species may evolve into
less primitive forms after having “evolved” over millions of years into a higher form. The Theory of
evolution as a forward progression and devolution as a regression is a reflection of the 19th century
ideas of Lamarckism and orthogenesis. Scientifically, devolution does not exist. More recently the
genetically-based biological evolution theory proposes that evolution occurs by mechanisms such as
natural selection, genetic drift, and mutation, and is therefore not directional, forward or backward
in time; and consequently "devolution" cannot a valid concept.''-
Involution, Evolution and Conscious Creation by Author Suzanne Tabor

The paleontologists declared that ''a mass-extinction took place between the Paleozoic and the Mesozoic.''
The extinction was triggered by the volcanism, oxygen deficiency, salinity oscillation, temperature rise and fall, marine acidity and pollution constituting a ‘‘gigantic ‘catastrophe group’, which led finally to a great event, mass-extinction.''The extinction depends on the evolution, adaptability, feeding habit and the mode of reproduction, as a research group noted in Yang Zunyi.
''In May 2002, the world’s governments gathered in The Hague, Netherlands, to address the planet’s biodiversity crisis. They declared that by 2010, they would significantly slow the rate of biodiversity loss. But subsequent reviews presented a gloomy outlook.

In 2005, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a $24 million, United Nations–supported research program that focused on past ecosystem changes and made projections about the future, released the results of its first four-year study. Societies, it said, were responsible for the wide­spread crippling of the world’s ecosystems. About 60 percent of global ecosystem services—the goods and benefits people get from biological communities and their environment—had been damaged. The assessment projected that things could get even worse in the next 50 years.

Three years later, the United Nations Environment Programme, with financial support from the European Commission, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, the Netherlands and Norway, issued an interim report on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity study. The idea for the study grew out of a 2007 meeting of environment ministers from the G8 countries (plus the five major newly industrializing countries) in Potsdam, Germany. TEEB highlighted the cost of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation and its impact on human well-being. For example, in clearing forests for fuel or to make room for growing urban areas, grazing cattle or agricultural crops, enormous amounts of “natural capital” were being thrown away. According to TEEB, $2 trillion to $4.5 trillion is lost every year from deforestation alone.

By the time the Convention on Biological Diversity released the Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 in May 2010, it was clear that the brakes had failed. The planet was losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate. '', Hannah Hoag, a freelance journalist in Montreal noted.

Oct 9, 2012

Phenomenal Earth Cracks Appearing Around The World

On 19 Mar 2011, an enormous crack, measuring 100 meters wide and three kilometers long, appeared in the Huacullani district in the Chucuito province, department of Puno. This crack determined Peru's geophysical institute to rule out the occurrence of an earthquake in the area. Another crack in the Earth's crust being located in the Afar region of Ethiopia was open in just a few days in 2005, a study suggested. The crack can be the forerunner to a new ocean. This crack is the surface component of a continental rift forming as the Arabian and African plates drift away from one another. It began to open up in September 2005, when Dabbahu volcano erupted. The magma inside the volcano couldn't reach the surface and erupted as a fountain of lava – instead, it was diverted into the continental rift underground. The magma cooled into a wedge-shaped "dike" that was then uplifted, rupturing the surface and creating a 500-metre-long, 60-metre-deep crack. Similar dikes around 10 kilometers long and 1 meter wide also appeared in Iceland. Some studies show that the formation of dikes can occur in large segments and over much shorter periods than previously thought.  "At some point, if that spreading and rifting continues, then that area will be flooded," says Ken Macdonald, a marine geophysicist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Icelanders were surprised when a large lake began to disappear into a long fissure created by one of last summer's earthquakes on September 2001, Bijal P. Trivedi for National Geographic declared. A geologist noticed a large gash in the landscape about 20 kilometers (13 miles) from Reykjavik.  The fissure having a foot wide and 400 meters (1,280 feet) long led straightly into Lake Kleifarvatn, so this lake has shrunk dramatically. ''Summerhouses that were once mere steps from waterfront are now more than a kilometer away from the water's edge'', Clifton said.  "I couldn't find an earthquake in our database that was big enough to cause such a huge rupture in the surface," said Clifton. Clifton tried to understand the relationship between the movement of faults deep within Earth and their surface effects in the area. A giant, deep and narrow crack was open in the ground of Seagi Gulistan, Pakistan on 7 March 2011. A large crack also appeared after a strange earthquake in Menominee Township of Michigan, US, but no one really knows why such a massive crack appeared thinking that there is no fault line in that zone. A crack over two kilometers long and up to a meter deep has been discovered on the Baltic island of Hiddensee on Jan 2012. Large zones of the German island’s coastline have been blocked off amid fears of a big landslide. Authorities from the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area national park have warned that the fracture line has been widening, with smaller cracks developing off the main fault measuring up to 10 centimeters wide. “We are preparing for a catastrophe,” park official Frank Martitz told the Bild daily. The island measuring 3.7 kilometers at its widest point and 205 meters at its narrowest point is a destination for tourists.
There were two gigantic earth changing events in Mexico in two weeks .A huge crack was open in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato. Land sank in Venustiano Carranza.Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato and Venustiano Carranza fall in a right line from one another on the map. Similar cracks have formed recently in 2012 in Spain, Peru, and other areas around the world. On July 1, 2012, a huge crack was open in the earth between La Grulla and La Joya. The earth crack is around 13 ft. (4 m) wide, 196 ft. (60 m) deep, and 9 miles (15 km) long. Another hole was open to one side of the crack being so deep that the bottom could not be seen. The communities of Jamaica, Fátima, The Crane and The Jewel had to be isolated. Louisiana sinkhole also grows. (September, 2012)
Drastic fluctuations in ice accumulations were reported at both poles on September, 2012. Coalition chairman, Hon Barry Brill, said the most important aspect is the extent exceeds the usual Antarctica averages. “The sea ice cover yesterday was 311,000 square kilometers above the 1979-2012 average. The surplus ice is more than twice the area of New Zealand.” he said. “Over the 33-year period aggregate global sea ice volumes have remained steady, but there are fluctuations between the two polar areas from year to year. The fluctuations are the result of ocean currents and wind patterns, rather than temperatures. Antarctic ice is much more important than that of the Arctic. The area of its sea ice is a million square kilometers larger than the highest value ever recorded in the Arctic. Then, of course, the Antarctic is an entire continent, with more than 90% of the earth’s glacial ice,” Mr. Brill also declared. '' The cap of the Antarctic is increasing in thickness in most places, except around the Antarctic Peninsula. Sea ice extent is largely a consequence of sea surface temperature, ocean currents and wind,” the chairman concluded. New sea ice is finally starting to form again in the Arctic, scientists reported. Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, said in a statement ,“While we’ve long known that as the planet warms up, changes would be seen first and be most pronounced in the Arctic,” –MSNBC.
Because of the pressure under Japan’s Mt. Fuji volcano rising, this eruption would be nightmare for Japan people being on Japanese soil at the time the earthquake-tsunami would hit, on September 7, 2012, officials said.
Earth was cracking up under Indian Ocean. On 11 April 2012, as Earth's crust began to break the tectonic plate. Two gigantic earthquakes ripped through the floor of the Indian Ocean triggering large aftershocks on faults of the world and providing the evidence that the Indo-Australian plate is being torn in two parts, Colin Barras wrote in a magazine on 26 September 2012. Twin quakes having the magnitude 8.6 and 8.2 took place off the coast of North Sumatra, geologists declared. These quakes usually occur at the boundary between tectonic plates, where one chunk of Earth's crust slides beneath another. These quakes took place at more than 100 kilometers from the subduction zone. ''Both involved rocks grinding past each other sideways with very little vertical movement - what geologists call strike-slip earthquakes. Yet strike-slip quakes this large had never been reported before.'', geologists also said. Matthias Delescluse at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France, and his colleagues have analyzed quakes in the zone since December 2004, when a magnitude-9.1 quake in a subduction zone near Sumatra triggered a huge tsunami. They concluded that the earthquakes occurring this period were nearly ten times more frequent compared with the previous 8 years, involving rocks, which were pushed and pulled in the same directions. ‘The Indo-Australian plate is breaking up along a new plate boundary'', said the researchers. Although both are on the same plate, Australia is moving faster than India. ''This is causing a broad area in the center of the Indo-Australian plate to buckle. As a result, the plate may be splitting.'' the same researchers declared. “I think it's a fair argument that the 11 April earthquakes may mark the birth of a plate boundary," Lingsen Meng at the University of California, Berkeley, declared.
A huge crack is also open in Antarctica. The Pine Island Glacier's vast crack was pictured via NASA satellite the late last fall. ''With a gargantuan crack slowly splitting it apart, Antarctica's fastest-melting glacier is about to lose a chunk of ice larger than all of New York City, scientists say.''-Richard A. Lovett  at National Geographic News noted on  February 2, 2012 .A Manhattan-size ice island also cracked in two parts. ''Snaking across the floating tongue of the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, the crack is expected to create an iceberg 350 square miles (907 square kilometers)''- according to NASA. ''Usually there's nothing extraordinary about a glacier calving,'' declared glaciologist Ted Scambos of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado.''Glaciers that flow into the sea, like the Pine Island Glacier, go through a normal cycle in which the floating section grows, stresses mount, and an iceberg breaks off, ''Scambos said. ‘But when the pattern deviates, glaciologists take notice. In this case, the crack is forming significantly farther upstream than has previously been the case. That signifies that there are changes in the ice," he declared. The ice will flow into the ocean at a faster rate, determining the sea level to rise. ''As far as sea levels are concerned, changes in the Pine Island Glacier and other West Antarctic glaciers are far more important than shifts among the continent's other glaciers, such as East Antarctica's Mertz Glacier'',  declared oceanographer Doug Martinson of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
 Knowing that the oceanic crust is basalt, scientists declared that molten rock had been added to the ridge as the ridge pulled apart at the center. The rock erupting under the sea lava cools in the crack of the splitting ridge. The oceanic crust is made up of long strips of caulking taking on the magnetic polarity of the earth's field. When the floor moves away from the ridges, the striped pattern of magnetic variation ends rather abruptly against the continents .Sometimes, the distribution of earthquakes is deep beneath the margins of the continents. The plates of the oceanic crust are moving down beneath the continental plates. The zone between the ridge and the continental margin is one plate, and the continent is another plate. The magnetic pattern off the coast of Washington suggests that much of the Pacific oceanic crust plunged beneath the North American continent. (Guide to the Geology of Olympic National Park by Rowland W. Tabor, of the USGS)
The earth has three concentric zones: the crust, the mantle and the core. The core can be divided into two regions: a solid inner core and a liquid outer core containing metallic iron .The crust floats upon the mantle in two forms: the continental crust and the oceanic crust.  The thick continental crust has deep buoyant roots that help to support its elevations above.
Near the top of the mantle is a region of partially melted rock called the asthenosphere. The hot magma rises and the cool magma sinks due to differences in density. The layer of the mantle above the asthenosphere and the entire crust form the lithosphere. The lithosphere is broken into plates that “float" upon the asthenosphere being in constant motion. A convergent plate boundary occurs when two plates collide. If this involves two continental plates, the crust is compressed into high mountain ranges such as the Himalayas. If an oceanic plate and a continental plate collide, the oceanic crust is sub ducted under the continental crust and usually results in a deep ocean trench such as the "Mariana Trench" in the Pacific Ocean. The sub ducted crust melts and rises to the surface to form a volcano. A divergent plate boundary occurs when two plates move away from each other. Magma upwelling from the mantle region is forced through the resulting cracks to form a new crust. The mid-ocean ridge in the Atlantic Ocean is a zone, where new crustal material forms as plates diverge. Volcanoes can also occur at divergent boundaries. The island of Iceland is an example. A third type of plate boundary is the transform boundary occurring when two plates slide past one another triggering earthquake. The San Andreas Fault in California is an example of a transform plate boundary. An active volcano occurs when magma reaches the earth's surface through a crack or vent in the crust determining the extrusion of lava, the ejection of solid rock, the ejection of ash, and the release of water vapor or gas. Volcanoes occur near plate boundaries, 80 percent at the convergent plate boundaries. The Cascade Range was formed in this way. An earthquake occurs when built up strain in rock mass causes a rupture below the surface of the crust.  Earthquakes generally occur along breaks in the rock mass known as faults. Some 80 percent of all earthquakes occur near convergent plate boundaries. Earthquakes are also often associated with volcanic activity due to the movement of sub-surface magma. When an earthquake occurs under the ocean, it can trigger a destructive tidal wave known as a tsunami. Rocks can be classified into three groups: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Igneous rocks, like granite and basalt, form when magma cools and crystallizes subsurface and on the surface. .Sedimentary rocks are formed by the consolidation of the weathered fragments of pre-existing rocks as a result of erosion and transport by wind, water or ice, followed by sediments. The process of compaction and cementation is known as lithification. Metamorphic rocks are formed when solid igneous or sedimentary rocks change in response to elevated temperature, pressure and chemically active fluids. Marble is a metamorphosed form of limestone. Anthracite is a metamorphic form of coal. Soil formation begins with unconsolidated materials that are the products of weathering.  The weathering process involves the disintegration and decomposition of the rock. (University of California College Prep)
''Scientists claim that Earth is not expanding Since Darwin’s time; scientists have speculated the planet might be expanding or contracting. Even with the acceptance of plate tectonics half a century ago, which explained the large-scale motions of Earth’s outermost shell, the accusations persisted; some Earth and space scientists continued to speculate on Earth’s possible expansion or contraction on various scientific grounds.''-CHILLYMANJARO – SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
My question is- Does the earth crust crack because of losing lava, this missing making earth’s nucleus be smaller than before? The answer is,’’ Magma sometimes rises under enormous pressure, so it not only finds cracks in the earth’s crust, it can also create them.’’

Oct 8, 2012

Showdown In Syria

Early Monday morning, there were exchanges of fire in a southeastern zone of Turkey near Syria, Turkish authorities noted.
A mortar shell launched from the Syrian zone landed in Turkey's Altinozu District,authorities said again.
Turkish forces fired "retaliatory shots" into Syria,  because they think that the initial strike was launched by Syrian Security forces, the statement declared.
The opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria declared that 76 people died across Syria. 
 The Syrian government has restricted any access regarding international journalists.
Syria's vice president may lead a transitional government and Syrian rebels are open to this idea,Turkish foreign minister declared.

Bessam Dade,a political adviser, declared that the  the rebel Free Syrian Army may approve this plan only if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not granted immunity from prosecution, Turkey's TRT news agency declared.

The  members of the opposition group will meet in Qatar, George Sabra, a spokesman for the Syrian National Council declared.

Rebels want to seize a military camp and they had destroyed three tanks by Monday morning.

Government forces have been shelling the surrounding zone -- and firing mortar rounds that fell into Turkey, a witness  said.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan  declared the  incident in Akcakale was caused "by artillery fire belonging to the Syrian regime forces." Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response.

 U.S. presidential candidate supports arming rebels.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will announce his support regarding  Syrian opposition members in a foreign policy speech ,on next Monday.
The United States is helping Qatar and Saudi Arabia. 
Obama's administration has limited aid to nonlethal materials.

Oct 6, 2012

The world's largest coral reef - under threat from Australia's surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish

 The  Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef. It has lost half of its coral reef in little more than a generation and it  is declining faster than ever .The coral cover is at a high risk of falling to 5 percent , some studies and researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in the northeastern city of Townsville shows.
The coral reef is under threat from Australia's surging coal, gas shipments, climate change, particularly rising sea temperatures, increased ocean acidity, more powerful storms,and a destructive starfish, AIMS noted.

AIMS scientists  said that the cyclone damage caused  almost half the losses, crown-of-thorns starfish caused more than 40 percent and coral bleaching from spikes in sea temperatures caused 10 percent.

The water of the seas is absorbing more and more carbon dioxide causing the ocean acidification to rise. This  acidification

 is disrupting the ability of corals to build their calcium carbonate structures. 

Climate change  like increasing of the ocean temperatures, the storm activity, the ocean acidification, and the sea-level rise determine the coral bleaching and the diseases. Increasing the atmospheric carbon dioxide has already begun to reduce the calcification rates in reef-building and reef-associated organisms by altering sea water chemistry  (ocean acidification). 

Greens say  the centre-piece of a multi-billion tourism industry  faces a growing threat from shipping driven by the planned expansion of coal and liquefied natural gas projects.

Shipping and new ports on the Queensland coast are another major threat, Greenpeace says.

''Coal is one of Australia's top export earners and the state of Queensland is the country's largest coal-producer. It also has a rapidly growing coal-seam gas industry for LNG exports.'',Reuters noted.

Overfishing, direct exploitation of fish, invertebrates, and algae for food and the aquarium trade has lead to the depletion of key functional fish, invertebrates, and algae  species in  specific locations having cascading impacts on coral reef ecosystems.

The removal of a  group of species is impacting multiple  levels.

The suite of problems regarding coral reef ecosystems from land-based sources of pollution subsumes the sediment, the nutrients, and other pollutants  being a result  of the land-based activities. These pollutants are transported in surface waters, runoff, groundwater seepage, and atmospheric deposition into coastal waters  causing some diseases and even death in sensitive coral species.  They  impede the coral growth, their reproduction, and the settlement of the coral larvae.

Gunn said  that there are methods to improve the water quality from rivers flowing into the reef area.

NOAA has a clear role to monitor the climate change and the ocean acidification by reducing the greenhouse gases (primarily carbon dioxide).

Forty years ago,  the Caribbean area had lost half of its coral.. After decades of human impacts, only remote reefs in the region show coral growth up to 30 percent.

The decline of algae-eating species like parrotfish and sea urchins, have left many reefs overrun by stifling algae.Symbiotic algae,  zooxanthellae, leave the coral when water heats up, an occurrence known as bleaching.  Zooxanthellae are living inside the corals and are assisting in providing nutrients and aiding photosynthesis.

Overfishing  is still an issue in some places like Jamaica, and nutrient runoff pollution from land is a problem in  U.S. Virgin Islands.

Coral reefs are made from calcium carbonate secreted by coral polyps and support intricate food chains of invertebrates and fish species. Furthermore, fishes provide certain nutrients that the coral feeds on, helping it maintain itself and grow.  Some fishing practices can  damage the coral reef. Pollution like oil spills  negatively affects the coral reefs.  Fertilizers and pesticides used in farming practices are transported in surface waters of the sea and cause algae to flourish. This algae deplete oxygen levels in the water.  Deforestation and industrial development can  cause silt, soil and sediment to wash into the ocean .This fact can increase the turbidity in the water  preventing sufficient sunlight from reaching the coral.

 The range from sewage belonging to tourist resorts is washed directly into the sea affecting the coral reefs. The divers and the snorkelers are breaking off many pieces of coral used as souvenirs.

 The oceans have absorbed much of  carbon dioxide affecting the pH balance of seawater and making seawater be more acid than before. This carbon dioxide has reduced the availability of carbonate ions, an essential chemical in the formation of coral.
An increased ultraviolet radiation caused by the greenhouse gases is depleting the ozone layer . This increase in greenhouse gases is caused by industrial byproducts. 

Another cause is  the transfer of foreign species in ballast water .

There is a clear evidence that major glaciers have retreated much more in the past than their current levels and that they expended again, only to retreat again starting about 250 years ago. As a result of regional climate change, the African sub tropical glaciers really started to shrink in a big way. 

''Tropical glaciers exist only at high altitude, and meteorological and surface energy balance studies of these glaciers can tell us much about the conditions and changes occurring in the mid troposphere.'',NASA noted.

These glaciers are a very poor “Canary” since we are in an Interglacial period with remnant glaciers.  Since the last Interglacial period has been rather long at a bit over 11,000 years, the disappearance of glaciers is not something that really should be unexpected .

Oct 5, 2012

God's Truth

''Should I lie against my right? my wound [is] incurable without transgression.''-Job 34:5
 Lying  is a sin of commission, when it is evident ,but it can be a sin of omission ,when people know to say the truth and don't do it.There are also truths, that are  hidden  because of greed, jealousy, envy, or pride.The most common sin  is the sin of denial. This sin is about people lying to themselves or lying to anyone else. Denial is being out of touch with reality. It can become a silent killer. Some people deny their true feelings, or they deny their motives. In time, they deny many of their sins, and they end up believing their own lies while  distorting  the truth, including God's truth. They don't realize that this is a  self-destructive way to live.

The Travel

Punic faiths,
Snaky  feelings,
Ignorant innocence
And misleading truths
Traveled the inner universe
To find
Their awakening.
They needed to understand
Their rough infinite still existent
In that mysterious happiness  of
The unquestioning Love
Yet,they didn't find any awakening
And their naked dry questions
Having watery answers with
Too many unknowns
Are still beyond the limits
Of inner and outer.

A Tiny Dinosaur With Vampire-Like Fangs Devoured Plants?

Pegomastax africanus was a tiny dinosaur having vampire-like fangs ,  being  2-foot-long (0.6-meter-long) as a heterodontosaur and living about 200 million years ago. 

P. africanus species  were "scampering around between the toes of other dinosaurs at the dawn of the dinosaur era,"  declared  Paul Sereno, a National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence. 

Being covered with porcupine-like quills and sporting a blunt as a parrot , P. africanus  seemed to be  a "strange little bird," noted Sereno.

Its fangs were more like those of the pig like peccary or fanged deer, or like plant-eating mammals using their teeth for self-defense and foraging, Sereno declared.

The scientist said that P. africanus species would have lived along forested rivers in southern Africa in the period when this continent belonged to the super continent Pangaea,which  split  into  landmasses long time ago.

 Reassembling P. africanus' jaw and teeth ,Sereno compared the reconstruction  of jaws and teeth  with modern plant-eating mammals  having fangs.

Sereno concluded that P. africanus' fangs were very similar to those of fanged deer and peccaries, which use their fangs in self-defense and competition for mates.

The researcher declared that the cheek teeth in P. africanus' upper and lower jaws worked like self-sharpening scissors for shearing plants.

 Hans-Dieter Sues, a vertebrate paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. was impressed that Sereno "worked out how these dinosaurs chewed their food, which helps understand their peculiar, molar-like teeth."

 Sereno  suggested that P. africanus' sophisticated jaw structures evolved  millions of years later in mammals.

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