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Saturday, 28 April 2012

The Hunger Games film

Just thought I would mention my thought on the movie which I saw recently. I like Horror, Disaster films, best, which also includes Sc Fi. I had read the reviews, and since it had been given glowing reports, it could well been my type of film, I should have known better after doing the same thing with the Blair Witch Project, I never seem to agree with glowing reports, except the case of 2012 not the Cartoon. Wonder if reviewers were drunk, or high on something. Still cannot figure out what they saw in it. I know everyone's taste is different but really, I never saw a film that bored me more, I could not wait for it to end. The only bright point was it was rented, not seen in a cinema, which would have cost an arm and a leg. Pity I could not get money back due to false pretences by the film makers. It is bad when you are sitting wishing, the Heroine and Hero, would hurry up and get killed quickly, so as the film would end sooner, by the time it did finish, I was including the writer and Director in that thought. Unless I am just total out of touch what the everyone else considers a good film, in that case I will be happy to remain in a minority of one. If they wish they can do sequels but I will not be watching them. Give me Freddy ( Friday 13th ) any day, they may go on to Doomsday, (It does seem like it) but at least your can watch and enjoy them lol love Rosemary

Dream Vision ?

Came across this post on a site asking for Dream requests about 2012, just seem to strike a chord with me. Not sure why or for what reason. So I have copied it and reposted here as you know if I get a feeling I just do it. The answer will be made clear later either to me, or the person who is meant to see it. Harold's prediction "Some years ago approximately (2005) I was sleeping in my mother's living room. I got a light entering the back of my head or whatever. It said: "From now to 2008 much the same" from 2008 to 2012" - all kinds of water damage- many many lives suffer - from 2012 to 2020 Purusha - Prakritti - then 1000 years of bliss." This term Purusha and Prakriti seemed ominous - it literally translates in Sanskrit to the Creator and the Creation and quite frankly it scared the hell out of me. I have two such previous light visions and they came out 100% correct although of a minor nature compared to this particular "light message". But after I have had sometime to reflect I am interpreting this Purusha/Prakriti to also include the Divine to make known he is not a great grey beard guy in the heavens but within all of his manifestation - every stone, rock, insect, mammal, human etc. And he will be opening all of us to realize the closeness of out Divinity - a knowledge lost from the great Fall from the Garden of Eden. Many sources refer to the "End of Time" - I believe Time here means past/ future and it will become much easier for man to be in the "Presence" - losing the ability to judge things as good or evil etc, and all the other selfish acts that men, corporations, countries and nations do to each other today." September 2011 love Rosemary

Thursday, 26 April 2012

This is a repost of an Article about Japan

Poison skies: Hanging over Japan is a Fukushima nuclear crisis that’s far from over Posted on April 26, 2012 April 26, 2012 - JAPAN – Spent reactor fuel, containing roughly 85 times more long-lived radioactivity than released at Chernobyl, still sits in pools vulnerable to earthquakes. More than a year after the Fukushima nuclear power disaster began, the news media is just beginning to grasp that the dangers to Japan and the rest of the world are far from over. After repeated warnings by former senior Japanese officials, nuclear experts, and now a U.S. senator, it’s sinking in that the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools amidst the reactor ruins pose far greater dangers than the molten cores. This is why: Nearly all of the 10,893 spent fuel assemblies sit in pools vulnerable to future earthquakes, with roughly 85 times more long-lived radioactivity than released at Chernobyl. Several pools are 100 feet above the ground and are completely open to the atmosphere because the reactor buildings were demolished by explosions. The pools could possibly topple or collapse from structural damage coupled with another powerful earthquake. The loss of water exposing the spent fuel will result in overheating and can cause melting and ignite its zirconium metal cladding resulting in a fire that could deposit large amounts of radioactive materials over hundreds, if not thousands of miles. The stark reality, if TEPCO’s plan is realized, is that nearly all of the spent fuel at the Da-Ichi containing some of the largest concentrations of radioactivity on the planet will remain indefinitely in vulnerable pools. TEPCO wants to store the spent fuel from the damaged reactors in the common pool, and only to resort to dry, cask storage when the common pool’s capacity is exceeded. At this time, the common pool is at 80 percent storage capacity and will require removal of SNF to make room. TEPCO’s plan is to minimize dry cask storage as much as possible and to rely indefinitely on vulnerable pool storage. Sen. Wyden finds that that TEPCO’s plan for remediation “carries extraordinary and continuing risk” and sensibly recommends that “retrieval of spent fuel in existing on-site spent fuel pools to safer storage… in dry casks should be a priority.” -HP Today, there is great distrust of the safety of nuclear power plants has is seen worldwide. First Chernobyl then Fukushima forced a whole array of countries to reassess their attitude toward nuclear power. There have been no new nuclear plants built in the United States over the past 26 years. Now Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium will be shuttering their reactors. Spain is in the process of electing not building any new nuclear reactors, and Italy decided not to begin a nuclear energy industry at all. In post-Fukushima Japan, only one reactor out of the country’s 54 is still running. The future of nuclear energy there is especially foggy as the wrecked reactors at Fukushima are in such a condition that they “temporarily or partially” re-achieve criticality – in other words, the emergency is not over. According to expert analysis, more than 30 years will be required to fully dismantle Fukushima. –Bellona This says a lot. luv Rosemary

Monday, 16 April 2012

Definitely a case of coincidence

Nostradamus predictions -: "Our earth is constantly loosing the south pole. Final stage of this is called pole shift, which can occur on December 21th 2012 according to our scientists.There was 80 earthquakes in March 2010. Nostradamus predicted world war 3 with Iran. Nostradamus predicted 3 Anti christs. 'In the year 9.11.1 September month, The great King of Terror comes from the Sky'. Nostradamus gave the Third Antichrist the following code name. He's Mabus.When ISRAEL ATTACKS IRAN, this will be the signal for HAMAS to blow-up The Dome of The Rock Mosque (in Jerusalem). Nostradamus predictions seem to come from the bible. The Bible Code has MABUS encoded with the year 2010 AD (5770 Hebrew) and not MAY 2008 and OBAMA is the USA President as of today, DEC 2010."

'via Blog this' The reason I find this interesting is just before I came across this, I had just seen another Article, saying Israel had broadcast their preparations for an attack from Iran, from what I have seen, things seeming to be gearing up for war in the Middle East. The Bible says the test of a true prophet, is when it comes true.Here is the other article below What peace? Israeli TV shows air force gearing up for an attack on Iran by The Extinction Protocol April 15, 2012 – ISRAEL – A major Israel TV station on Sunday night broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities in the event that diplomacy and sanctions fail and Israel decides to carry out an attack. The report, screened on the main evening news of Channel 10, was remarkable both in terms of the access granted to the reporter, and the fact that his assessments on a strike were cleared by the military censor. No order to strike is likely to be given before the P5+1 talks with Iran resume in May, the reporter, Alon Ben-David, said. “But the coming summer will not only be hot but tense.” In the event that negotiations fail and the order is given for Israel to carry out an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, “dozens if not more planes” will take part in the mission: attack and escort jets, tankers for mid-air refueling, electronic warfare planes and rescue helicopters, the report said. Ben-David said the Israel Air Force “does not have the capacity to destroy the entire Iranian program.” There will be no replication of the decisive strikes on Iraq’s Osirak reactor in 1981 or on Syria in 2007, he said. “The result won’t definitive.” But, a pilot quoted in the report said, the IAF will have to ensure that it emerges with the necessary result, with “a short and professional” assault. Ben-David said that if negotiations break down, and Iran moves key parts of its nuclear program underground to its Qom facility, the IAF “is likely to get the order and to set out on the long journey to Iran.” “Years of preparations are likely to come to realization,” he said, adding that “the moment of truth is near.” Ben-David interviewed several squadron leaders, pilots and other officers. He noted that some of the IAF personnel, “it is likely, will not return from the mission.” An officer named Gilad said it would be “naive” to think there would be no losses. The IAF is said to be worried about the advanced anti-aircraft systems that Russia has sold to countries in the region, the report said. Among those systems, the SA 17 and 22 in Syria and Iran present a challenge, according to the report. According to the report, it’s the older versions of the F-15 that can fly further than any other plane in Israel’s arsenal, and this puts it on the front line of any potential attack. One pilot said in the report that the F-15, or ‘Havaz,’ “is a plane with a very wide range of operation — a combination of relatively energy-efficient engines, and significant flightworthiness regarding weapons and fuel.” The IAF has a full-sized unmanned plane, the “Eitan,” that is said to be able to fly to Iran, the report added. “This plane can do all that is required of it when the order is given,” a pilot said, without elaboration. The attack, the report said, would presumably trigger a war in northern Israel, with missile attacks (presumably from the Iranian-proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon). “There will no tranquility and peace anywhere in Israel,” Ben-David said. This could be the first full-scale war the IAF has fought in nearly 30 years, the report stated. Pilots had already been told where their families would be moved, away from their bases, for safety, the report said. –Times of Israel The year 2012 will prove a turning point for the Human Race, what ever you beliefs may be. I have always had the belief when Israel get,s back the Temple site, then we are definitely in the last days. luv Rosemary

Friday, 16 March 2012

St Patrick's Day

Though I would repost these facts about St Patrick's day, for all you honorary Irish out there The Shamrock The shamrock, which was also called the "seamroy" by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. By the seventeenth century, the shamrock had become a symbol of emerging Irish nationalism. As the English began to seize Irish land and make laws against the use of the Irish language and the practice of Catholicism, many Irish began to wear the shamrock as a symbol of their pride in their heritage and their displeasure with English rule. Irish Music Music is often associated with St. Patrick's Day—and Irish culture in general. From ancient days of the Celts, music has always been an important part of Irish life. The Celts had an oral culture, where religion, legend and history were passed from one generation to the next by way of stories and songs. After being conquered by the English, and forbidden to speak their own language, the Irish, like other oppressed peoples, turned to music to help them remember important events and hold on to their heritage and history. As it often stirred emotion and helped to galvanize people, music was outlawed by the English. During her reign, Queen Elizabeth I even decreed that all artists and pipers were to be arrested and hanged on the spot. Today, traditional Irish bands like The Chieftains, the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem are gaining worldwide popularity. Their music is produced with instruments that have been used for centuries, including the fiddle, the uilleann pipes (a sort of elaborate bagpipe), the tin whistle (a sort of flute that is actually made of nickel-silver, brass or aluminum) and the bodhran (an ancient type of framedrum that was traditionally used in warfare rather than music). The Snake It has long been recounted that, during his mission in Ireland, St. Patrick once stood on a hilltop (which is now called Croagh Patrick), and with only a wooden staff by his side, banished all the snakes from Ireland. In fact, the island nation was never home to any snakes. The "banishing of the snakes" was really a metaphor for the eradication of pagan ideology from Ireland and the triumph of Christianity. Within 200 years of Patrick's arrival, Ireland was completely Christianized. Corned Beef Each year, thousands of Irish Americans gather with their loved ones on St. Patrick's Day to share a "traditional" meal of corned beef and cabbage. Though cabbage has long been an Irish food, corned beef only began to be associated with St. Patrick's Day at the turn of the century. Irish immigrants living on New York City's Lower East Side substituted corned beef for their traditional dish of Irish bacon to save money. They learned about the cheaper alternative from their Jewish neighbors. The Leprechaun The original Irish name for these figures of folklore is "lobaircin," meaning "small-bodied fellow." Belief in leprechauns probably stems from Celtic belief in fairies, tiny men and women who could use their magical powers to serve good or evil. In Celtic folktales, leprechauns were cranky souls, responsible for mending the shoes of the other fairies. Though only minor figures in Celtic folklore, leprechauns were known for their trickery, which they often used to protect their much-fabled treasure. Leprechauns had nothing to do with St. Patrick or the celebration of St. Patrick's Day, a Catholic holy day. In 1959, Walt Disney released a film called Darby O'Gill & the Little People, which introduced America to a very different sort of leprechaun than the cantankerous little man of Irish folklore. This cheerful, friendly leprechaun is a purely American invention, but has quickly evolved into an easily recognizable symbol of both St. Patrick's Day and Ireland in general.

Friday, 9 March 2012

March 9, 2012 – JAPAN - A year on from one of the biggest earthquakes in recorded history, Japanese scientists are warning anew that Tokyo could soon be hit by a quake that will kill thousands and cause untold damage. Greater Tokyo, home to 35 million tightly packed people, has seen a three-fold increase in tectonic activity since the magnitude 9.0 undersea quake that unleashed a killer tsunami last March. Every day, an average of nearly 1.5 quakes are recorded in and around the city, one of the most populated places on Earth. But Tokyoites are so used to being shaken in their beds or at their desks that the majority pass almost without comment. The city is, without doubt, one of the most earthquake-proofed places in the world. Even the monster quake of March 11 last year that struck just 370 kilometers (230 miles) away caused little structural damage. Public transport was thrown into temporary disarray, leaving thousands stranded, but no buildings collapsed and there were no large-scale casualties. The University of Tokyo’s Earthquake Research Institute says the city, built at the intersection of four tectonic plates, has a 50 percent chance of suffering a major quake — anything above a magnitude 7.0 — in the next four years. “We must prepare for the earthquake that will happen,” says Asahiko Taira, executive director of the government’s Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. A simulation by the agency suggests that if an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred in the northern part of Tokyo Bay on a weekday evening, around 6,400 people would die, with 160,000 injured. Approximately 471,000 homes and buildings would be destroyed, most of them by fires, or because of liquefaction, a process where reclaimed land turns to mush. Around 96 million tonnes of waste would be instantly generated — four times the total left behind by the tsunami that hit the northeast coast. Millions of people would be unable to get home and emergency shelters would be over-run. More than one million households would be without water, gas, electricity and telephones for several days. Economically, the cost would be a colossal $1.45 trillion — around a third of Japan’s GDP. –Terra Daily Seems like Japan is on its way to having more problems. Does this mean that their is likely to be more problems with Japan,s Reactors. If this keeps happening Japan could end up with more areas of it uninhabitable. Perhaps Japan need to focus more on an alternate means for generating their electricity rather than Nuclear Power It might make their electric more expensive, but when you think of a another Nuclear disaster somewhere else in the country, it could be a price worth paying. love Rosemary

Monday, 5 March 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

March 4, 2012 – SPACE – Scientists are predicting that the asteroid 2012 DA14 has a good chance of colliding with earth in eleven months. Watch the skies in February 2013! According to RT, NASA has confirmed that the 60 meter (or 197 feet) asteroid, which was spotted by Spanish stargazers in February this year, has a good chance of colliding with earth. The scientists suggest confronting this asteroid with either big guns or, more strangely, with paint. The problem with either option is that there is no time to build a spaceship for the operation. A spaceship could either shoot the asteroid down or simply crash into it – this would either break it into pieces or throw it off course. NASA expert David Dunham suggested: “We could paint it.” The paint would change the asteroid’s ability to reflect sunlight, alter its spin and change its temperature. However, even taking the asteroid off course could be dangerous when it returns in 2056, according to Aleksandr Devaytkin the head of the observatory in Russia’s Pulkovo, as told to Izvestia in Russia recently. The asteroid’s closest approach to earth is scheduled for 15 February 2013, when they predict that the distance between it and earth will be under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). With the asteroid zooming that low, it will be too late to do anything with it besides trying to predict its final destination and the consequences of impact. However, NASA’s David Dunham did say: “The asteroid may split into pieces entering the atmosphere. In this case, most parts of it will never reach the planet’s surface.” But theories are that if the entire asteroid did crash into the planet, the impact will be as hard as in the Tunguska blast, which in 1908 knocked down trees over a total area of 2,150 sq km (830 sq miles) in Siberia. So keep your head down and watch the skies. –Digital Journal As you can see, the Earth distance of object 2012 DA14 on the JPL chart approaches 16,700 miles on February 16, 2013, where the question of gravity accretion could be an issue depending on the trajectory path of the asteroid. It could also be a miss. The A.M. or Apparent Magnitude scale puts the object’s brightness at 24.4 H, which would make it a little brighter than Pluto’s moon, Nix, which means it would not be highly visible to the naked eye until it entered Earth’s atmosphere. -The Extinction Protocol Earth’s gravity: Earth could capture an asteroid, but only under certain conditions. The asteroid would have to be a certain size, traveling at just the right speed, and grazing by Earth at just the right angle. For example, a bus-sized asteroid grazing Earth’s atmosphere might be captured by our planet’s gravity. Afterward, moon’s gravity might pull it into a stable orbit above Earth – to give Earth a second moon. Planetary scientists believe that asteroid capture was common billions of years ago. The planets are thought to have formed by a process of “accretion” – where small chunks of debris came together to form larger chunks. So there were lots more chunks – what we now call “asteroids” – moving through the solar system back then. –Earth-Sky contribution Vicky G This is a copy of a report from NASA, seems like 2012 disaster movies are only a few months out. Saw another post regarding this with suggestions what can be done about this One was paint it. If that is the best option the NASA scientists can come up with, they might as well abandon the Space Programme now, there will not be much need of it. They also say they do not know where it is likely to hit. Much help that is. Perhaps the Mayans were correct after all. Perhaps worries about Climate change are irrelevant as if it does hit us, there could be a major shift in climate, for the ones who survive it. More likely a new Ice Age rather than Global Warming. luv R

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Friday, 2 March 2012

Rare 'Star-Making Machine' Found in Distant Universe


Astronomers have uncovered an extreme stellar machine -- a galaxy in the very remote universe pumping out stars at a surprising rate of up to 4,000 per year. In comparison, our own Milky Way galaxy turns out an average of just 10 stars per year.

The discovery, made possible by several telescopes including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, goes against the most common theory of galaxy formation. According to the theory, called the Hierarchical Model, galaxies slowly bulk up their stars over time by absorbing tiny pieces of galaxies -- and not in one big burst as observed in the newfound "Baby Boom" galaxy.

"This galaxy is undergoing a major baby boom, producing most of its stars all at once," said Peter Capak of NASA's Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. "If our human population was produced in a similar boom, then almost all of the people alive today would be the same age." Capak is lead author of a new report detailing the discovery in the July 10th issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters.

The Baby Boom galaxy, which belongs to a class of galaxies called starbursts, is the new record holder for the brightest starburst galaxy in the very distant universe, with brightness being a measure of its extreme star-formation rate. It was discovered and characterized using a suite of telescopes operating at different wavelengths. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Japan's Subaru Telescope, atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii, first spotted the galaxy in visible-light images, where it appeared as an inconspicuous smudge due to is great distance.

This galaxy, called Zw II 96, loosely resembles the most active star-forming galaxy in the distant universe.
› Full image and caption It wasn't until Spitzer and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, also on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, observed the galaxy at infrared and submillimeter wavelengths, respectively, that the galaxy stood out as the brightest of the bunch. This is because it has a huge number of youthful stars. When stars are born, they shine with a lot of ultraviolet light and produce a lot of dust. The dust absorbs the ultraviolet light but, like a car sitting in the sun, it warms up and re-emits light at infrared and submillimeter wavelengths, making the galaxy unusually bright to Spitzer and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.

To learn more about this galaxy's unique youthful glow, Capak and his team followed up with a number of telescopes. They used optical measurements from Keck to determine the exact distance to the galaxy -- a whopping12.3 billion light-years. That's looking back to a time when the universe was 1.3 billion years old (the universe is approximately 13.7 billion years old today).

"If the universe was a human reaching retirement age, it would have been about 6 years old at the time we are seeing this galaxy," said Capak.

The astronomers made measurements at radio wavelengths with the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array in New Mexico. Together with Spitzer and James Clerk Maxwell data, these observations allowed the astronomers to calculate a star-forming rate of about 1,000 to 4,000 stars per year. At that rate, the galaxy needs only 50 million years, not very long on cosmic timescales, to grow into a galaxy equivalent to the most massive ones we see today.

While galaxies in our nearby universe can produce stars at similarly high rates, the farthest one known before now was about 11.7 billion light-years away, or a time when the universe was 1.9 billion years old.

"Before now, we had only seen galaxies form stars like this in the teenaged universe, but this galaxy is forming when the universe was only a child," said Capak. "The question now is whether the majority of the very most massive galaxies form very early in the universe like the Baby Boom galaxy, or whether this is an exceptional case. Answering this question will help us determine to what degree the Hierarchical Model of galaxy formation still holds true."

"The incredible star-formation activity we have observed suggests that we may be witnessing, for the first time, the formation of one of the most massive elliptical galaxies in the universe," said co-author Nick Scoville of Caltech, the principal investigator of the Cosmic Evolution Survey, also known as Cosmos. The Cosmos program is an extensive survey of a large patch of distant galaxies across the full spectrum of light.

"The immediate identification of this galaxy with its extraordinary properties would not have been possible without the full range of observations in this survey," said Scoville.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology, also in Pasadena. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. For more information about Spitzer, visit http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/spitzer and http://www.nasa.gov/spitzer .



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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Search for new Planets by NASA

Learn about the weird kinds of alien planets that orbit other stars in this SPACE.com infographic.
Source: SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration We may manage to find a new Earth type planet but would that solve mankind's woes. Unless we change ourselves, "a new heaven, and a new Earth "would be useless to us. We would just repeat the same mistakes over and over again. luv R

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Explain 2012. Nibiru / Planet X Facts from NASA

NASA themselves have officially recognized the possibility of Planet X / Nibiru. They recently announced that far beyond the outer planets in our galaxy there could be a mystery object or planet.

Just one year later, the newly launched IRAS (Infrared Astronomical Satellite) spotted a large mysterious object in the depths of space.

One thing that we do know is that NASA fear a comet impact, on January 12th 2005, NASA launched there "Deep Impact" project. The aim of this project was to fire a rocket into and destroy Comet Temple 1 on July 4th 2005. Many people believe this coudl be target practice for Nibiru.

NASA and other space exploration organizations commonly discover or come across new planets and comets. This makes it much more tangible that there could be mystery planets in line with our orbit.

Irregularities in the orbits of the outer planets have prompted astronomers to speculate upon the existence of further undiscovered planets, already we commonly discover or come across new planets and comets. This makes it much more tangible that there could be mystery planets in line with our orbit.





Came across the above article, wish NASA would make up their minds, seeing as their record on near miss objects from Space, does not seem too good recently. Look at comet Lovejoy, it was on top of us before NASA knew anything about it.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

For Valentine's Day

Though I would do an attempt for Valentine's Day, with a short romantic poem, not the type of poetry I have ever tried to write before. Hope you enjoy it. From Wikipedia: Saint Valentine's Day (commonly shortened to Valentine's Day) is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Roses are red, violets Blue, My life changed when I met you. Past lives, past souls, past love lost Doomed to wander, time,s dark shore Two halves , of love,s enduring circle torn apart. By Fate remorseless decree Till the Stars, had turned with time, Till love enduring circle, once more. came . The love once lost is now found. The Soul Mates now joined at last.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Am copying this to repost

NASA snaps picture of growing crack in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier Posted on February 4, 2012 February 4, 2012 – ANTARTICA – Antarctica is so vast that the pictures give you no sense of scale. The pencil-thin line across the satellite image of Pine Island Glacier (above) is actually more than 18 miles long, 800 feet across in places, and 180 feet deep. And it’s growing. In the next few months, scientists expect the glacier to create an iceberg about 350 square miles in area. It will probably float northward, melting as it goes. “Pine Island Glacier is losing ice very quickly, about six meters per year,” said Michael Studinger of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, which sent an expedition called Operation IceBridge to Antarctica in October in an old DC-8 jetliner, modified for scientific operations. It spotted the break in the ice. Earth-observing satellites have been watching it since. “These things happen on a semi-regular basis in both the Arctic and Antarctic, but it’s still a fairly large event,” said John Sonntag, Instrument Team Lead for Operation IceBridge, in video recorded on the plane. “So we wanted to make sure we captured as much of that process as we could. “A lot of times when you’re in science, you don’t get to capture the big stories as they happen, because you’re not there at the right place at the right time,” he said, “but this time we were.” To scientists, this is more than a vast spectacle. Both polar caps are losing ice, and researchers studying the world’s climate say they want to understand the process. –Yahoo News We are certainly seeing a lot of changes affecting Earth this year. luv R

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Talk About a waste of Time.

I have not been on Blogger for a few day, as my Computer seemed to be playing up and I was trying to find out what the problem was. I was getting my computer to self investigate its self, from internet connections to virus attacks male ware and hacking. I turned it inside out and up site down, mainly because of my stubborn nature, I not letting a heap of metal, get the better of me, and computers have their faults and weakness too. A little part of the problem was BT infinity, which as they just managed to realize had a fault caused by manufactures parts in its modem. So it meant the new modem you got when you upgraded to infinity had a fault. The fault was, if the modem overheated, if you use internet a lot, which Walter and I do, it cut itself oiut and lost your internet temporarily until it cooled. Then it resumed normal internet service. and checks on it by BT when it was working normally did not show the problem. a case of when it was good it was very very good and when it was bad it was horrid. I do not know how they eventually realized what the problem was. The fact is they did, BT had just sent us a letter, saying they were replacing modem, with another one, free, as there was a fault. We had just been issued with replacement, which was fitted by their Engineer, so that was internet access sorted Still was a problem, some where, then still tried to find answer, the answer was simple, it was not just BT it was a case of a double strike of lightening. The other strike, is cause solely by FB itself. which FB seems to have no luck in sorting out. I am Beginning to wonder if the Hackers group Anonymous are keeping their promise and targeting FB as they said they would. and if so they seem to be winning. especially if the news is correct, and the group also hacked into CIA andputer FBI. Wonder if any of those computer geniuses would like to contact me, anonymously (of course, in keeping with their rules) and give me a few free lessons, on how to keep my computer running perfectly, as I am just normal user, who enjoyed using her computer to enjoy the internet and play games, and not forgetting to Blog. Why must they spoil my simple pleasures. Finished my rant for today luv R

Monday, 30 January 2012

This seems to be the cause of disruption to Sats and communations

Jan. 24, 2012 HIGH ENERGY PARTICLES HIT THE EARTH Our planet is being bombarded by high-energy particles unleashed by the strongest solar storm since 2005, scientists say. The charged particles are mostly a concern for satellites - which they can disrupt - . But they can also cause communication problems for aircraft travelling near the poles. The geomagnetic storm has been caused by a potent flare that erupted from the Sun at 0400 GMT on Monday. The effects are likely to be felt on Earth throughout Wednesday. A more benign effect of the outpouring of particles is the ability to see aurorae, or "Northern lights", farther south than is usually possible. IS this the reason everyone has been having a lot of trouble recently with communication, and the fact this is likely to get much worst. I remember reading a year or so ago, on a New Age web site, that this was likely to happen. But as usual it was dismissed as new age rubbish by mainstream Scientists. NASA was keen to assure us all that Planet X does not not exist and there was no change of anything colliding with the Earth in 2012 , well were was that Asteroid hiding ,that they said came very close to Earth on approx the 26th Jan. If they could miss that, what else could they miss. Planet X ? The same about if the poles do shift. Lots of calming noises, no idea what would really happen. It has happen before, quite true, but tell us what damage was done.t they do no know the answer, that is no crime, but would it not help more trying to find out what the result was. Does it really matter about Global warming if several super Volcanoes erupt at the same time, and we end up with the same effect as nuclear winter. It is the problems they know they already have they should be trying to find solutions. love Rosemary

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

"Further mystery Seal Deaths"

53 dead fur seals wash up on South Australia beach
Posted on January 16, 2012
January 16, 2012 – AUSTRALIA – More than 50 New Zealand fur seals have washed up dead on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and will be examined at Adelaide University to determine how they died. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said the bodies of 51 juveniles and two young adults were found near Port Lincoln and at Wanna Beach in the Lincoln National Park. Dr. Lucy Woolford from Adelaide University says three seals have been collected for post-mortem examinations, which will be conducted on Tuesday morning. “These seals appear to have died a few days ago, so they’re in a state of decomposition so we’re trying to see how much information we can gain from those,” she said. “[We have found] no immediate signs of injury from the seals we’ve looked at so far.” New Zealand fur seals are a protected species found along Australia’s south coast and along the coast of New Zealand’s South Island. They can grow to weigh up to 250 kilograms, but males usually average about 125kg and are considered docile, although they will attack if provoked. –ABC News Is this a cover up by a Government not Releasing the true story


What is being kept hidden

Friday, 13 January 2012

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This should be of interest to you Wolfie, and I hope others as well

Fukushima’s Radiation Round-Up: How Bad Is It?

The world is finely attuned to nuclear disaster. In the past two weeks, global monitoring stations designed to detect the detonation of atomic bombs began alerting the world to what it already knew: a disaster was unfolding at Fukushima nuclear power plant, and radioactive particles had escaped. Radioactivity is a devilish thing to track: it’s easier to determine trace levels of radiation thousands of miles away in Massachusetts or Scotland than it is to determine the precise danger posed by contamination in the area surrounding Fukushima’s six stricken reactors. The threat must be assessed piecemeal, often by mobile measuring units navigating through a disaster zone. Even without any further leaks, it may take weeks before the full extent of radioactive release from Fukushima–and the implications for human health–are known.  Health officials will be focusing on several different types of radiation.
Environmental Radiation In the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima crisis, radiation escaped into the atmosphere through hydrogen explosions and steam deliberately vented from the reactor buildings. This is the only known source of radiation since the incident—reports of contaminated crops, sea and tap water are likely to have been caused when radioactive airborne particles from these early leaks fell to earth or water.
Environmental or background radiation remains high outside the 20 km (12.5 mile) “exclusion zone” surrounding the Fukushima plant. However, these “high” levels are not considered highly dangerous to human health. On March 28, the highest reading occurred approximately 20 km from the Fukushima plant at 78 microsieverts per hour. At that level, an individual would have to stand outdoors, unshielded, for 27 consecutive days in order to reach the maximum annual limit allowed for workers at a U.S. nuclear power plant.¹ It would require double that amount of time before that individual would face a (very slightly) elevated risk of cancer. Even so, high levels may be unacceptable to full-time inhabitants of the area, so eventually clean up crews will need to scrub streets and buildings to remove longer-lived radioactive particles. A decision will also need to be made about whether the area inside the exclusion zone can ever be inhabited again.
If no further radiation is released, public health will almost certainly not be threatened by radiation beyond the immediate vicinity of Fukushima, and certainly not as far away as the United States—that includes potential risks from contaminated water, milk and crops in the U.S. and elsewhere. On Tuesday, Massachusetts became the latest U.S. state to detect trace levels of radiation in collected rain water. But experts say that even in a worst-case scenario at Fukushima, radioactivity would be so diluted by the time it arrived on U.S. soil as to be rendered harmless.
However, a local health disaster could still occur in Japan.  Greenpeace says that simulations of radioactive  dispersion effects for a reactor similar to those found at  Fukushima— the Biblis pressurized water reactor in Germany— found that following a total, “worst-case” release form a reactor core, even people staying indoors at a distance of 25 km (15.5 miles) could die of acute radiation sickness. Emergency workers continue to try to prevent such a scenario, but the Japanese Prime Minister said on March 28 that the the country remains on “maximum alert.”
*Contamination of the Ocean: In the latest challenge at Fukushima, emergency workers scrambled on March 28 to stop highly contaminated water from reaching the ocean. A series of underground tunnels containing radioactive water open only a few hundred yards from the sea, and workers brought in sand bags to try to prevent a leakage. Already, however, marine monitoring stations have picked up contamination as far off as 30 km (19 miles) from shore, probably after particles deposited in the sea following the explosions and venting in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. Radioactive elements in the ocean can enter the human food chain via fish and shellfish, but the IAEA website states “It is still too early to draw conclusions for expected concentrations in marine food.” Further testing is ongoing.
Ground Contamination: So far, high levels of iodine-131 and cesium-137 have been detected in the ground around Fukushima. Iodine-131 decays quickly, so is of less concern than cesium, which can stay in the soil for hundreds of years. The IAEA reports that the highest level of “daily deposition” for cesium-137 was recorded at the Yamagata prefecture on March 26 at 1,200 becquerels per square meter. At that rate, it would take more than a year before Cesium-137 levels rose to the threshold of 555,000 bacquerels per square meter that triggered strict land-use controls after the Chernobyl incident. Even so, it’s difficult to ascertain the danger posed by ground contamination due to the way the IAEA records deposition levels. The Union of Concerned Scientists has complained that the IAEA has “failed to establish a consistent reporting framework so the public can assess whether radionuclide release rates are changing”–i.e. it’s difficult to know if the problem of ground contamination is getting worse, and why.
Tap Water Contamination: Tokyo suffered a public health scare last week when officials reported that tap water contained more iodine-131 than was safe for infants. Most of the iodine-131 quickly decayed or was diluted, however, and the tap water in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan is now safe. The highest levels of iodine-131 was recorded at 90 becquerel per litre, according to the IAEA. The Japanese limits for the ingestion of drinking water by infants—who are most sensitive to radiation exposure—is 100 becquerel per litre.
Food Contamination: According to the IAEA, samples of fruits and vegetables in six prefectures around Fukushima reported abnormal levels of radioactive contamination.  One sample of wasabi flower from Fukushima prefecture measured above the regulated values for iodine and cesium set by Japanese safety authorities.  However in the remaining five prefectures, cesium-137 was not detected or the results were below regulation values. A delegation from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization met with local government authorities on March 27 to discuss a mitigation strategy to deal with contaminated foods.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration., all milk and milk products and vegetables and fruits produced or manufactured from four Japanese prefectures around Fukushima–and locally-sourced seafood, too—will be detained upon entry into the United State and tested for radionuclide contamination. However, the heavy damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami to the region means few products are currently being exported from that region of Japan anyway. Food and dairy production in the U.S. will not be effected, according to the FDA.


Read more: http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/03/29/fukushimas-radiation-round-up-how-bad-is-it/#ixzz1jNA0U7jF

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Tower

Re posting this originally done31 8 09 on the defunct Spaces site.

Scrabo Tower

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scrabo Tower
Scrabo Tower, from across Strangford Lough.
Scrabo Tower (Irish: Túr Scrabo) is located to the west of Newtownards in County DownNorthern Ireland.
The landmark, which is visible from most of north Down, was built on a volcanic plug[1] above the town in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry who was one of the Duke of Wellington's generals during the Napoleonic Wars. The 3rd Marquis, or "Warring Charlie" as he was also known, inherited the title and family seat of Mount Stewart after his brother, the 2nd Marquis, committed suicide. The 2nd Marquis is better known as Viscount Castlereagh who served a term as Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
The tower was built to designs attributed to Charles Lanyon and WH Lynn, and now stands in a country park. The park has several woodland walks and parkland through Killynether Wood. The view from the hill and the summit of the tower extends across Strangford Lough, scattered with its many islands, to the Mountains of Mourne and the Scottish coast. The tower houses two floors of displays and a climb of 122 steps takes the visitor to the open viewing level. Scrabo Country Park is always open, admission to the park and the tower is free.
Scrabo Golf Club is looked down on by Scrabo Tower and the tower overlooks most of the course.

                        The Tower

Standing on the headland top,
Tall, Brooding and alone,
Made of dark weather beaten stone,
A sentinel of Earth, Sea,and Sky.

Often draped with gauzy veils of cloud
Or covered in fogs thick blanket.
Caressed by moonbeams silvery light.
Hugged by the sun's warm light

What hidden secrets do you know,
What wondrous tales could you tell
What is the mystery hidden their
For that is what I yearn to know

That is Strabo Tower on a nice day, but on a dark winters day it completely changes its character 
The quote from the poem by Robert Browning " Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came" really seems to apply 
to it. Then you see it properly in its Brooding Majesty

luv Rosemary