Tuesday, June 24, 2008

State is now trying to lay claim to the rain
Daily Record, WA - Jun 20, 2008
I must be terribly naive, as my worst nightmare never conjured up the state owning the rain! Does the state also own the sunshine, the wind, and the air we ...

Washington State to Regulate the Collection of Rainwater?

Wash. seeks input on rainwater proposal
Capital Press (subscription), OR - Jun 13, 2008
As an important part of its goal to clarify regulations governing the collection and use of rainwater, the department is seeking the public's help in ...

Next Generation Prisons to Feature Anti-climb Rainwater Down Pipes ...
AZoBuild, Australia - 10 hours ago
The Guttermaster anti-climb rainwater pipe fits flush to the wall, has tamper proof concealed fixings and an interlocking design for greater strength. ...
UNESCO to extend support on rainwater harvesting
Newindpress, India - 9 hours ago
COIMBATORE: The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of the UNESCO will work extensively in the field of rainwater harvesting, not only to consolidate ...
Residents united by rainwater (with video!)
Lee's Summit Tribune, mo - 17 hours ago
BY DARREN MCANALLY (Editor's Note: You need the free QuickTime player to view this video - get it here). Blaine and Cristal Beatty are worried about ...

openPR (press release)
Securing New Generation Prison Cell Blocks with Anti-climb ...
openPR (press release), Germany - Jun 23, 2008
Crucial components from Guttermaster, including anti-climb rainwater down pipes, fascias and precision formed heavy duty steel ceilings have been installed. ...

Rainwater harvesting advocates bring filter tech to the US
CNET News, CA - Jun 21, 2008
Undaunted, he turned to the old-fashioned idea of rainwater collection to solve his water problem. Wheeler talked to people who had experience with ...

New York Times
Are Big Oil and Big Coal Climate Criminals?
New York Times, United States - 12 hours ago
(Credit: Andrew C. Revkin/The New York Times) There were no climate-science bombshells from James E. Hansen today on his trip to Capitol Hill at the ...

New Midwest flooding...Imus explains remark...Global warming ...
KXMC, ND - 5 hours ago
CAPITOL HILL (AP) A top NASA scientist says drastic action is the world's only hope to curb damage from global warming. James Hansen is sometimes called the ...

Lightning Starts More Than 800 Fires In Northern California

US Midwest floodwaters could linger for weeks

Canada reports new case of mad cow disease

Global warming time bomb ticking as China passes US in annual carbon dioxide emissions

Warnings issued as summer storms and floods continue to submerge parts of China

East China braces for tropical storm Fengshen

South China hit by weekend heat wave

Residents of China's barren northern villages, still gasping from the effects of severe drought

Number missing from China earthquake rises to 18,522

China plans to turn main "quake lake" into scenic spot

Air China says historic first regular flights between Beijing and Taiwan to begin July 4

China's first ever leisure tour groups to US welcomed in Los Angeles

South Korea to crack down on violent rallies against US beef imports

Wen speaks of "calamity-ridden Nation"

2 years to rebuild Chinese provinces, says Wen

Taiwan war game simulates attack from China

Earthtimes (press release)
Arroyo urged to practice ‘austerity,’ return to Philippines
Inquirer.net, Philippines - 8 hours ago
By Abigail Kwok MANILA, Philippines -- Calling President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s US trip as “too outrageous and too extravagant,” an official of a ...
Chinese president sends sympathy to typhoon-hit Philippines Xinhua
Remarks With Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo US Department of State
Russian leader extends condolences to typhoon-hit Philippines RIA Novosti
Inquirer.net - Inquirer.net
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Gulf Times
No survivors found in stricken Philippines ferry
guardian.co.uk, UK - 4 hours ago
Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters Naval divers in the Philippines found bodies but no survivors today when they finally managed to enter the upturned hulk of ...
Ferry survivor makes dry land after five-hour swim Independent
Survivors, bodies from sunken ferry found in Philippines - Summary Earthtimes (press release)
No P&I cover for stricken Princess of the Stars Seatradeasia-online (subscription)
bunkerworld (subscription) - Earthtimes (press release)
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Hundreds feared dead in Philippines
Bradenton Herald, United States - 7 hours ago
The ferry was carrying more than 800 passengers and crew members when it sank Saturday in stormy waters off Romblon Island in the central Philippines. ...
Philippines Hunts for Survivors After Ferry Capsizes (Update1) Bloomberg
The problem with predicting a typhoon ABC Online
Some of the deadliest maritime disasters in the Philippines International Herald Tribune
Bloomberg - Bloomberg
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The Southern Ledger
Scientist: Put CEOs On Trial for Global-Warming Lies
FOXNews - 15 hours ago
The heads of major fossil-fuel companies who spread disinformation about global warming should be "tried for high crimes against humanity and nature," ...
NASA warming scientist: 'This is the last chance' The Associated Press
The Global Warming Issue Needs To Be Addressed NOW eFluxMedia
Earth near tipping point, whistle-blower warns Toronto Star
New York Times - Right Side News
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Twenty years later: tipping points near on global warming
guardian.co.uk, UK - 17 hours ago
Tomorrow I will testify to Congress about global warming, 20 years after my 23 June 1988 testimony, which alerted the public that global warming was ...

NASA scientist issues dire warning on global warming
CTV.ca, Canada - 17 minutes ago
Hansen is head of the Goddard Institute of Space Sciences. He's sometimes called the godfather of global warming science.
$600 million think tank is not a solution to global warming
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - 9 hours ago
Today, our best and brightest students are already performing cutting-edge research on global warming at Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Caltech, ...

Here is some early George Carlin, The man was absolutly hilarious throughout his career. Rest in Peace George.

Did you catch this one? Antartica: Mysterious Meteorites Stymie Scientists Followed by this one: Meteorites may be remnants of destroyed dwarf planet ? They are both about the same meteorites and the suggestion that there was once another planet in the solar system that was destroyed at some point is something that we here at sott.net have speculated about for years now.

Speaking of missing planets, did you read this one: Mission to the Forgotten Planets? Amazing how long it takes science to catch up with "inspired utterances" isn't it?

Speaking of science "catching up," have a look at this: Utah Crater Mystery Cracked where we read:

"The very controversial debate about Upheaval Dome's origin has lasted nearly a century, over the course of which extremely different hypotheses (gradualism versus catastrophism) have been proposed," report Buchner and Kenkmann.

The debate has, in fact, reflected a historical divide of ideas in geology over those decades.

On one hand there were the "gradualists" who adhered to the idea that just about everything we see on the planet today is the result of gradual processes still at work -- glaciers moving, rains falling, rivers flowing, etc. Gradualism was considered heretical when it was proposed by James Hutton in the late 18th century because it implies the Earth was tremendously older than some Biblical scholars had claimed.

These Biblical scholars cited such catastrophes as Noah's flood to explain such geological oddities as marine fossils atop mountains. These early "catastrophists" tended to ignore evidence that went against their Biblical interpretation of the geological record. In other words, they weren't very scientific.

As a result, geologists are trained to tread very carefully wherever extraordinary events are being called on to explain geological features. The trouble is, of course, there are some things like Upheaval Dome, which are, as we now know, genuine creations of extraordinary -- albeit non-Biblical -- catastrophic events.

Wow! Who'da thunk it? Catastrophes?

Speaking of catastrophes then and since and future, take a look at this one: "Giant Fireball" Impact in Peru Upends Meteorite Theory and this one: How The Peruvian Meteorite Made It To Earth. The latter article informs us:

Scientists have determined the Carancas fireball was a stony meteorite - a fragile type long thought to be ripped into pieces as it enters the Earth's atmosphere and then leaves little more than a whisper of its journey.

Yet the stony meteorite that struck Peru survived its passage mostly intact before impact. "This just isn't what we expected," Schultz said. "It was to the point that many thought this was fake. It was completely inconsistent with our understanding how stony meteorites act."

They thought it was a fake! And in the case of Upheaval Dome, they've spent a century debating it. It all sounds like nobody really knows what they are doing, doesn't it? But then, why are they doing this: No, it's not a joke! Plans for 'doomsday ark' on the moon

I've been saying for years now that "Something Wicked This Way Comes." I find it curious that this lawsuit comes at exactly the time when I am getting deeper and deeper into the research for the series of Comet articles:

New Light on the Black Death: The Cosmic Connection

The Hazard to Civilization from Fireballs and Comets

Cosmic Turkey Shoot

Wars, Pestilence and Witches

Thirty Years of Cults and Comets

Comet Biela and Mrs. O'Leary's Cow

Tunguska, the Horns of the Moon and Evolution

In this series, we have learned that there is a lot of evidence that our planet undergoes cataclysmic bombardment a lot more often than most scientists and scholars and the general public thinks or believes.

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