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A dear friend of mine once said, "I've been around this rodeo enough, to enjoy life as it is dealt to me each day." It has given me an entirely new perspective on life. To describe myself, … I am an easygoing, very low maintenance, down to earth kind of person. Keywords are honesty, truth and integrity. What makes me tick? I guess you could say life. I am a spiritual, but not religious. I do not believe any one set of people, beliefs or teachings have the sole method of what is truth. I accept and respect all beliefs. I believe that is more important to walk your path, than it is to talk your path. Personally, I am more "aligned" with what can be called the "natural-way" or the Ancient and Olde Way.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

National weather image

Monday, April 25, 2011

Popular Bluff evacuation

Fort Benning, Georgia

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nevada Nuclear Sites and Fault Lines

Texas Burning

Rock House Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:01:20

Incident is 75% contained.

The Rock House Fire started on Sunday, April 9, 2011 and quickly spread north from near Marfa, TX to Ft. Davis, TX. Approximately 40 homes were destroyed as a result of the blaze, as well as miles of ranch fencing and grazing pasture. Extreme drought conditions and critical fire weather have combined to pose challenges to firefighters working to contain the large fire.

Lands within the Ft. Davis National Historic site were burned as the fire moved northward. Structures were not destroyed at the site.

Cannon Group Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:03:02

Incident is 80% contained.

Four fires, the Cannon, the DRH, the Little Smokey, and Yates Field are in close proximity to each other in Pecos County south of Iraan west of Sheffield. Texas Firefighters have tied in lines between the fires and are managing all four as one group. All of these fires are currently in the patrol and mop up phase.

Sutton Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:06:48

Incident is 50% contained.

Wildcat Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:57:23

Incident is 10% contained.

The Wildcat Fire started on Monday, April 11th near Robert Lee, Tx in Coke County. The fire made a large run on April 14th toward the more urban area of San Angelo, Tx. Residences and other structures have been threatened.

Frying Pan Ranch Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:41:19

Incident is 80% contained.

The Frying Pan Ranch fire is 25 miles west north west of Andrews, Texas, it is near urban interface and infrastructure including oil and gas facilities.

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:57:49

Incident is 80% contained.

The Cooper Mountain Ranch Fire started on Monday, April 11th in Kent County. On April 14th the fire had spread to Stonewall and Fisher counties and the entire city of Rotan (population 1611) was evacuated with numerous homes, outbuildings and an oil facility threatened. On April 15th the fire shifted south towards Camp Springs, TX and destroyed four homes.

Swenson Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:58:42

Incident is 90% contained.

The Swenson Fire started on Wednesday, April 6th near Aspermont, TX in Stonewall County, burning in rough terrain and heavy fuels. On April 7th the fire traveled 12 miles in less than four hours, jumped the Brazos River and burned into King and Knox counties. No structures were reported lost. As of April 8th the Swenson Fire was the largest fire burning in the nation and the largest thus far in Texas. The fire is currently burning near Swenson, TX on April 16th.

Wichita County Complex Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:00:28

Incident is 90% contained.

The Wichita County Complex started on Friday, April 15th near Wichita Falls in Wichita County. The complex is made up of three fires - Iowa West, Holiday and Missle. Sheppard Air Force base was threatened as were hundreds of homes and apartment complexes.

Bryson Complex Wildfire Information

Last updated: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:30:57

Incident is 40% contained.

The Bryson Complex Fire started Saturday, April 16th near Bryson, TX in Jack County. More than 150 homes were threatened and saved in the town of Bryson. The complex is made up of the Rockcreek Fire and the Shanafelt Fire.

Smith Fire Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:59:42

Incident is 85% contained.

The Smith Fire started on Friday, April 16th in Young County. The fire is burning six miles northeast of Graham.

Pk East Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:04:45

Incident is 0% contained.

The PK East Fire started on Sunday, April 17th near Strawn, TX in Palo Pinto County. The entire city of Strawn (pop. 764) and portions of Palo Pinto County, described as areas west of Highway 16 and south of Possum Kingdom Lake, were evacuated.

Pk West Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:47:16

Incident is 0% contained.

The PK West Fire started on Thursday, April 14th west of Possum Kingdom Lake in Stephens County. 200 homes were evacuated and 31 were destroyed. The fire made major runs on April 16th. Unknown containment as of April 17th.

Hubbards Creek Wildfire Information

Last updated: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:30:25

Incident is 90% contained.

The Hubbard Creek Fire started Thursday, April 15th in Stephens County.

Hohertz Wildfire Information

Last updated: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 14:07:50

Incident is 0% contained.

The Hohertz Fire started on Saturday, April 9th in Stephens County. Burning fast through thick fuels and rough terrain the fire quickly spread Palo Pinto County. As of April 15th the fire was 15,000 acres with unknown containment and moving toward Strawn, TX. 1,200 homes have been threatened, none reported lost.

East Sidwynicks Wildfire Information

Last updated: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:05:15

Incident is 95% contained.

The East Sidwynicks Fire started on Friday, April 15th near Carbon City, TX in Eastland County. 1,200 homes were threatened and evacuations occured.

Pinnacle Wildfire Information

Last updated: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:03:11

Incident is 90% contained.

The Pinnacle Fire started on Sunday, April 17th outside of Austin, TX in Travis County. One hundred homes, ten businesses and Austin Community College - Pinnacle Campus threatened and evacuations in progress. Five homes were destroyed.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Alabama's Powerplants

Long Valley-Yellowstone line

Hawthorne, NV Earthquakes

We Will Adapt

Hey TC ... while it is true that there are many running around like the proverbial ostrich with the head burried in the sand, there are probably equally as well a number who are paying attention. The tone of your post is almost "to me" sounds like this is an extinction level event. Just like there were some here during the Deepwater Horizon Disaster were promoting it as an extinction level event. Mind you, I AM NOT saying that all this shit, every nuclear detonation since Trinity, New Mexico, every oil spill since we've been drilling for oil, or every hazardous materials spill since man moved from horse and buggy to the internal combustion engine, doesn't have a cumulative effect! They all do! A few days ago I posted a series of videos on LIAHO board beginning with Garth Brooks' We Shall Be Free and I even went back into some of the late sixties and seventies protest songs as we called them back then. The fact of the matter is this, the human race is adaptable, whether you're a bible-toting/thumbing individual who believes that we've only been around this rock for about six to seven thousand years, or you're a Darwinian-fan who thinks/believes that Chimps are a distant cousin (which I do like Floyd Westerman's comment "He might be your cousin but he's not mine!"), WE ADAPT. World War I was the "Great War" supposedly the war to end all wars. Then came World War II, and with the Japanese Surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor, were General MacArthur's words ... "A new era is upon us. Even the lesson of victory itself brings with it profound concern, both for our future security and the survival of civilization. The destructiveness of the war potential, through progressive advances in scientific discovery, has in fact now reached a point which revises the traditional concepts of war. Men since the beginning of time have sought peace.... Military alliances, balances of power, leagues of nations, all in turn failed, leaving the only path to be by way of the crucible of war. We have had our last chance. If we do not now devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door. The problem basically is theological and involves a spiritual recrudescence and improvement of human character that will synchronize with our almost matchless advances in science, art, literature and all material and cultural development of the past two thousand years. It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh." MacArthur's Speechs Here's the thing ... mankind will continue to adapt, who knows maybe even like the different Star Trek series of episodes where the find humanoid-life on M-Class planets experiencing high-levels of deadly radiation. The human race will continue to adapt and change as long as "money" is what is used to trade for services rendered or supplies. Once the money supply is terminated only those with barterable items will survive. We, humans have thrown a lot of shit into the air, the oceans and into the land, most of it will eventually kill us. But we must remember that Mother Earth is also a living entity. All these "natural" disasters are "Mother's" way of getting our attention, like hitting us between the eyes with a "two-by-four"! The "Old-ones", the "Elders", all know what lies ahead, for they have listened to Mother. They have had their teachings become prophecies of what is to come if we do not change our present course. So whether you are spiritual or scientific the end results are the same. That's my bushel of corn for today :) Bill Silver Eagle

Friday, April 15, 2011

Atlanta getting hammered

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fukushima images 18 March 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

JFK: Air France/Delta Connection - Ground Accident

Years ago, when I was still an air traffic controller, and the Boeing 777 first came on the scene, there were a number of airports that were evaluated because of the wing-tip clearances being presented by what was then called the Next-Generation-Large Transport aircraft. If I recall my "airport-design" standards requirements the taxiway wingtip clearance area was to be ten (10) percent of half the wingspan plus 20 feet for the NGL aircraft. Therefore with a wingspan of reported 260 feet, the wingtip clearance area should be 33 feet, thus the taxiway object free area then was supposed to be 326 feet. Which from the diagram you can then see the potential problem.


Monday, April 11, 2011

five minutes

Saturday, April 09, 2011

50 meter rise locally

50 meter sea rise = 1968 inches

Thursday, April 07, 2011


New 7.4 Japan Quakes

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Sakura-jima, Japan

Sakura-jima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, is a post-caldera cone of the Aira caldera at the northern half of Kagoshima Bay. Eruption of the voluminous Ito pyroclastic flow accompanied formation of the 17 x 23 km wide Aira caldera about 22,000 years ago. The smaller Wakamiko caldera was formed during the early Holocene in the NE corner of the Aira caldera, along with several post-caldera cones. The construction of Sakura-jima began about 13,000 years ago on the southern rim of Aira caldera and built an island that was finally joined to the Osumi Peninsula during the major explosive and effusive eruption of 1914. Activity at the Kita-dake summit cone ended about 4850 years ago, after which eruptions took place at Minami-dake. Frequent historical eruptions, recorded since the 8th century, have deposited ash on Kagoshima, one of Kyushu's largest cities, located across Kagoshima Bay only 8 km from the summit. The largest historical eruption took place during 1471-76.

Sumiyoshi-ike and Yonemaru are two basaltic maars formed in coastal lowland deposits north of the Aira caldera. The eruptions occurred during a period of rising sea level at the beginning of the Holocene. The 500-m-wide Sumiyoshi-ike maar was created about 7000 years ago. The larger, 1.2-km-wide Yonemaru maar erupted about 2 km west of Sumiyoshi-ike about 6500 years ago and produced pyroclastic surges that traveled 4 km from the vent.

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Sunday, April 03, 2011

Fukushima I and II

Among the radioactive materials found at nuclear power plants you will find enriched uranium, low-level waste, and spent nuclear fuel.
Enriched uranium, in the form of a pellet roughly one-inch-long, serves as the fuel for nuclear power plants; there may be over 100 tons of fuel pellets present in a single reactor. One pellet can generate approximately the same amount of electricity as one ton of coal. Uranium fuel is only mildly radioactive and can be handled safely without shielding, unlike spent fuel, which is extremely radioactive.

Low-level radioactive waste includes items that have become contaminated with radioactive material. This waste typically consists of contaminated protective shoe covers and clothing, wiping rags, mops, filters, reactor water treatment residues, and equipment and tools. Low-level waste is stored at the nuclear power plant until either the radioactivity in the waste decays away, allowing it to be disposed of as ordinary trash, or there is enough waste for shipment to a low-level waste disposal site.

Spent nuclear fuel includes many highly radioactive byproducts of the fission process. The fuel is stored at the nuclear power plant site in specially designed pools resembling large swimming pools or in specially designed dry storage containers. In the pools the water cools the fuel and acts as a radiation shield. The storage containers can also cool the fuel and contain the radiation emitted by the used fuel.

Local and state governments, federal agencies, and the electric utilities have emergency response plans in the event of a nuclear power plant incident. The plans define two “emergency planning zones.” One zone covers an area within a 10-mile radius of the plant, where it is possible that people could be harmed by direct radiation exposure. The second zone covers a broader area, usually up to a 50-mile radius from the plant, where radioactive materials could contaminate water supplies, food crops, and livestock.
The potential danger from an accident at a nuclear power plant is exposure to radiation. This exposure could come from the release of radioactive material from the plant into the environment, usually characterized by a plume (cloud-like formation) of radioactive gases and particles. The major hazards to people in the vicinity of the plume are radiation exposure to the body from the cloud and particles deposited on the ground, inhalation of radioactive materials, and ingestion of radioactive materials.

High-level radioactive wastes are the highly radioactive materials produced as a byproduct of the reactions that occur inside nuclear reactors. High-level wastes take one of two forms:

• Spent (used) reactor fuel when it is accepted for disposal

• Waste materials remaining after spent fuel is reprocessed

Spent nuclear fuel is used fuel from a reactor that is no longer efficient in creating electricity, because its fission process has slowed. However, it is still thermally hot, highly radioactive, and potentially harmful. Until a permanent disposal repository for spent nuclear fuel is built, licensees must safely store this fuel at their reactors.

Spent Fuel Pools
The water-pool option involves storing spent fuel rods under at least 20 feet of water, which provides adequate shielding from the radiation for anyone near the pool. The rods are moved into the water pools from the reactor along the bottom of water canals, so that the spent fuel is always shielded to protect workers.
About one-fourth to one-third of the total fuel load from the pools is spent and removed from the reactor every 12 to 18 months and replaced with fresh fuel.

Life cycle
The nuclear fuel cycle begins when uranium is mined, enriched, and manufactured into nuclear fuel, (1) which is delivered to a nuclear power plant. After usage in the power plant, the spent fuel is delivered to a reprocessing plant (2) or to a final repository (3) for geological disposition. In reprocessing 95% of spent fuel can be recycled to be returned to usage in a power plant (4).Main article: Nuclear fuel cycle

A nuclear reactor is only part of the life-cycle for nuclear power. The process starts with mining (see Uranium mining). Uranium mines are underground, open-pit, or in-situ leach mines. In any case, the uranium ore is extracted, usually converted into a stable and compact form such as yellowcake, and then transported to a processing facility. Here, the yellowcake is converted to uranium hexafluoride, which is then enriched using various techniques. At this point, the enriched uranium, containing more than the natural 0.7% U-235, is used to make rods of the proper composition and geometry for the particular reactor that the fuel is destined for. The fuel rods will spend about 3 operational cycles (typically 6 years total now) inside the reactor, generally until about 3% of their uranium has been fissioned, then they will be moved to a spent fuel pool where the short lived isotopes generated by fission can decay away. After about 5 years in a spent fuel pool the spent fuel is radioactively and thermally cool enough to handle and it can be moved to dry storage casks or reprocessed.

High-level radioactive waste

After about 5% of a nuclear fuel rod has reacted inside a nuclear reactor that rod is no longer able to be used as fuel (due to the build-up of fission products). Today, scientists are experimenting on how to recycle these rods so as to reduce waste and use the remaining actinides as fuel (large-scale reprocessing is being used in a number of countries).

A typical 1000-MWe nuclear reactor produces approximately 20 cubic meters (about 27 tonnes) of spent nuclear fuel each year (but only 3 cubic meters of vitrified volume if reprocessed).[82][83] All the spent fuel produced to date by all commercial nuclear power plants in the US would cover a football field to the depth of about one meter.[84]

Spent nuclear fuel is initially very highly radioactive and so must be handled with great care and forethought. However, it will decrease with time. After 40 years, the radiation flux is 99.9% lower than it was the moment the spent fuel was removed from operation. Still, this 0,1% is dangerously radioactive.[76] After 10,000 years of radioactive decay, according to United States Environmental Protection Agency standards, the spent nuclear fuel will no longer pose a threat to public health and safety.[citation needed]

When first extracted, spent fuel rods are stored in shielded basins of water (spent fuel pools), usually located on-site. The water provides both cooling for the still-decaying fission products, and shielding from the continuing radioactivity. After a period of time (generally five years for US plants), the now cooler, less radioactive fuel is typically moved to a dry-storage facility or dry cask storage, where the fuel is stored in steel and concrete containers. Most U.S. waste is currently stored at the nuclear site where it is generated, while suitable permanent disposal methods are discussed.

Fukushima Dai-ichi (dai-ichi means "number one"), is a disabled nuclear power plant located on a 3,500,000-square-metre (860-acre) site[1] in the towns of Okuma and Futaba in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. First commissioned in 1971, the plant consists of six boiling water reactors (BWR). These light water reactors[2] drove electrical generators with a combined power of 4.7 GWe, making Fukushima I one of the 15 largest nuclear power stations in the world.

Reactor data
Unit Type[17]
First criticality[18]
Electric power (MW)
Since Criticality (years) Annual Waste (tonnes) Waste Since Criticality
Fukushima I – 1 BWR-3
10-Oct-70 460 3/11/2011 40.44 12.42 502.31
Fukushima I – 2 BWR-4 10-May-73 784 3/11/2011 37.86 21.17 801.43
Fukushima I – 3 BWR-4 6-Sep-74 784 3/11/2011 36.53 21.17 773.36
Fukushima I – 4 BWR-4 28-Jan-78 784 3/11/2011 33.14 21.17 701.44
Fukushima I – 5 BWR-4 26-Aug-77 784 3/11/2011 33.56 21.17 710.43
Fukushima I – 6 BWR-5 9-Mar-79 1,100 3/11/2011 32.03 29.70 951.21
Complex total 4696 MW 4440.19

Fukushima Dai-ni (dai-ni means "number two"), is a nuclear power plant located on a 1,500,000-square-metre (370-acre) site[1] in the town of Naraha and Tomioka in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) runs the plant. All reactors in the Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant are BWR-5 type[3] with electric power of 1,100 MW each (net output: 1,067 MW each).
Unit Type[17]
First criticality[18]
Electric power (MW)
Since Criticality (years) Annual Waste (tonnes) Waste Since Criticality
Fukushima II – 1 BWR-5 31-Jul-81 1,100 3/11/2011 29.63 29.70 880.02
Fukushima II – 2 BWR-5 23-Jun-83 1,100 3/11/2011 27.73 29.70 823.71
Fukushima II – 3 BWR-5 14-Dec-84 1,100 3/11/2011 26.25 29.70 779.77
Fukushima II – 4 BWR-5 17-Dec-86 1,100 3/11/2011 24.25 29.70 720.12

Fukushima 1’s estimated nuclear waste equates to 4.4 kilotons of material and Fukushima 2 equates to 3.2 kilotons.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Hiroshima became the target of the first weapon at 08.15 on 6 August 1945. The all-clear had in fact sounded from an initial alert when the bomb was dropped. It was carried by a B-29 Superfortress called Enola Gay, and exploded about 602 yards (550 meters) over the city producing the equivalent of 15 kilotons of energy. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a parachute falling followed by a blast of intense heat. Between 130, 000 and 200, 000 people died, were injured, or disappeared. The Japanese government attempted to play down the impact and significance of this ominous development, which was followed a few days later by a second atomic bombing. This weapon had been destined for Kokura on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, but cloud cover forced the crew to attack their secondary target of the shipyards of Nagasaki. The Nagasaki bomb was of about 20 kilotons but did less damage because of the local topography. It exploded above Urakami to the north of the port.
Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/bombings-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki#ixzz1IT948I3P
Yield (megatons) .0044 (4.4 kilotons)

Calculated Values
Thermal radiation radius (3rd degree burns) 1.3 kilometres

Air blast radius (widespread destruction) 1.2 kilometres

Air blast radius (near-total fatalities) 457 metres

Ionizing radiation radius (500 rem) 1.1 kilometres

Fireball duration

Fireball radius (minimum) 50 metres

Fireball radius (airburst) 60 metres

Fireball radius (ground-contact airburst) 80 metres

Friday, April 01, 2011

New Mexico Aerial Refueling