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Blood Moons, Eclipses and Cycles

September 8, 2014

Originally posted on Codgerville (Home of the Country Codger):

I have had this project on back burner for awhile and even now I will just present it briefly so you will have information that you can hopefully use to make decisions in the coming weeks and months ahead.

As children, the first cycle we become aware of is the cycle of seasons. Growing up on the Gulf Coast we had two seasons, hot and rainy, and cold and rainy. A mere 120 miles north of us, at my grandparents homes, there were 4 seasons. It wasn’t until many years later, while a student at Washington Bible College under the instruction of Dr. G.A. Miles, I learned about some of the biblical cycles. Thirty plus years later I have begun to realize there are numerous cycles, biblical and otherwise that exert influence over the way men act, conduct themselves and also, conduct their business affairs. It is the later that…

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Natural Hazard – Geo-Space Impact Event: Nicaragua

September 8, 2014

Originally posted on Head Space:

Natural Hazard – Geo-Space Event
Time: 2014-07-09, 18:18 UTC.
North AmericaNicaraguaDepartment of Managua, Managua
Location: N 12.1251061, W 86.2347713

Impact Event in Nicaragua on Sunday, 07 September, 2014 at 18:18 UTC.

Ground motion:

2014/09/06 00:00 to 2014/09/07 00:00 at NU.CRIN (Seismic Station at volcan San Cristobal, Nicaragua)

Recent 50 Hz Helicorder Displays

XAVN EHZ NU 00 : Xruta Xavier, Managua 09/08/2014 (00)

WILN SHZ NU 30 : Americas dos, Managua 09/08/2014 (00)

CRUN SHZ NU 00 : El Crucero, Managua 09/08/2014 (00)

‘Meteorite’ smashes into Nicaraguan capital (AFP)

Managua (AFP) – A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua’s crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday.

Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries, but it did leave a crater measuring 12 meters (39 feet) across…

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2nd. fissure eruption started.

August 31, 2014
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Originally posted on VolcanoCafé:

Today in the morning hours the fissure which had produced lava flows 2 days ago erupted again. One could get quite a good glimpse on the ongoing eruption on the Milacams.

The eruption occurs at the same place as last time ( Holuhraun). The fissure seems to be 1,5 to 1,8 km long. It appears in a place called Holuhraun ( Quote Carl: “Soon to be Holudyngja, and after that we have Holubunga.” ) but the lava comes from Bardarbunga through a fewer tube. The new shield volcano which might be forming does not yet have a magma chamber of its own.


Eruption starting.CreditS: Junior

Both following gifs by sCyborg

Tremor looked like this: Thanks BillG

fk1l5sImages from the University of Iceland start popping up on Twitter and many of them are simply stunning.



New lavaflows. Credit Uni Iceland via Twitter

New lavaflows. Credit Uni Iceland via Twitter

avalonlightphotoart did a lay over to google earth…

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Michigan Senator prevented from speaking at hearing on Lake Huron nuclear waste dump plans

August 25, 2014

Originally posted on nuclear-news:

exclamation-SmJoint Review Panel on nuclear waste dump refuses to hear Pavlov’s testimony By Jim BlocVoice Reporter Jim Bloch is a freelance writer. Contact him at

“…..Jamault said that the official list of all oral presenters will be published toward the end of August.
“Michigan State Sen. Pavlov has the full weight of the Michigan Senate behind him, and they are unanimous in their opposition to this plan,” said Beverly Fernandez, founder and spokesperson for the Canadian group Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump. “We find it shocking that the Joint Review Panel denied Senator Pavlov the opportunity to present the concerns of Michiganders at the public hearings in Canada.”

Pavlov, who represents District 25, which includes St. Clair and Lapeer counties, has been spearheading a movement to derail the plans of Ontario Power Generation to construct a deep underground repository for low and medium nuclear…

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Central volcanoes of Vatnajökull

August 24, 2014
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Originally posted on VolcanoCafé:

Grimsvötn 2011 eruption arial photo.

Grimsvötn 2011 eruption arial photo.

Since times are quiet in Iceland I had decided to pick up on my never ending series about all of the Icelandic volcanoes. So I went digging for information on Fremrinamur volcano. But, to the delight of everyone there is almost no available information on that volcano, so that will be on the back burner for a while.

As I searched for information I stumbled on a small PDF from our hard working friends at the Icelandic Met Office, as we will see sometimes large things come in very small packages. Before we start I should though write a bit on what an Icelandic volcano is all about. Otherwise you will end up with a too simplified model of how it actually works.

Part of this post is based on this post:

Icelandic volcanism in brief

To understand our Icelandic volcanoes we have to…

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Facebook given 4 weeks to respond to “largest privacy class action in Europe”

August 22, 2014
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Originally posted on Naked Security:

Scales image courtesy of ShutterstockAustrian law student Max Schrems has won the first round in his class action lawsuit against Facebook over online privacy.

After an initial hearing yesterday, Austria’s Vienna Regional Court gave Facebook Ireland four weeks to respond, though it can ask the court for an extension of an additional four weeks if required.

Speaking after the decision, Mr Schrems said:

The order is very likely on the way to Facebook via registered mail. The first step in the legal procedure is hereby taken.

He also explained how the court could pass judgement in absence if Facebook Ireland failed to submit a counter-statement within the allowed timescale.

Schrems revealed that 25,000 users from outside of the US and Canada have signed up to support the case, subject to review by his legal team. This, he says, makes it “the largest privacy class action in Europe.”

A further 35,000 Facebook users have…

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Indian Uranium Corporation ordered to probe birth deformities near mines

August 22, 2014

Originally posted on nuclear-news:

hydrocephalus-babyThe health issue came to the attention of the High Court earlier this year after pictures of Jadugora’s deformed children appeared in the Indian press. The court in February ordered Uranium Corp. to produce documents that might shed light on the health issues. The court noted then that children living near the mines in Jadugora are “born with swollen heads, blood disorders and skeletal distortions.”

India Court Orders Uranium Corp. to Probe Deformities Near Mines Bloomberg By Rakteem Katakey and Tom Lasseter  Aug 20, 2014 India’s sole uranium mining company is being ordered by a regional court to disclose radiation levels and the presence of any heavy metals in soil and water in a cluster of villages with reports of unusual numbers of deformed and sick children.

The order by the Jharkhand High Court also mandates thatUranium Corp. of India Ltd.explain how it ensures the safety of…

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