23 April 2014 News and Sundry

St. George’s Day! The patron of England is renowned for his dragon-slaying skills — but only mean dragons. So, Toothless is safe. . .

happy_night_fury_by_galletax-d3biefzThe Navy is naming a new ship after Gabby Giffords. Ugh. If she has any class, she’ll ask that they name it after someone who’s 1) Dead and 2) Did something actively heroic. Getting shot and surviving does not a hero make. Walking open-eyed into danger to save others does. Every firefighter in this country is more worthy of this honor than Mrs. Giffords.

It has started. Apes building fire and toasting marshmallows. It is now only a matter of time. Tick Tock. [Warning for auto-play on arrival]

S.E. Cupp on why Bloomberg is nothing but fail.

There was a time when I thought that “Chem Trails” was one of the wackiest Conspiracy Theories out there. I’ve been changing my mind on that for a couple of years. But not for the reasons others have. To quote Ben Davidson:

“Do we spray the sun, mars, venus, jupiter, and saturn? They are ALL changing more than earth… better rethink both the human causation and the idea that we are making it worse in the short term. The long term affects could be bad but there is no doubt that earth is managing to do better than its neighbors despite everything you hear. This is a solar event, and they are playing god trying to stop it. They can’t hide it, so they make you think its an attempt to do something crazy so you scream about it online and nobody in the mainstream takes any of us seriously. THAT is how you hide something in plain sight… you make the opposition (us) act like crazy people.”

Traditional “Saxon” Math vs. “Common Core”

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And. . . who the hell is John Titor?

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3 July 2012, St Joseph Peter Uyen

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host –
by the Divine Power of God –
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

And now, today’s update:

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28 June 2012, St. Irenaeus of Lyons

Big News Day. See below for some SCOTUS and Colorado Fire coverage.

Let’s get to the rest:

The House votes 255-67 to hold Eric Holder in contempt. Ace writes that since 17 Dems voted for contempt, that means it’s a bipartisan move. And:“The Democrats staged a walk out. From WI and IN to the House of Representatives, when Democrats don’t get their way they walk away like spoiled little brats.”

UPDATE: Missed this earlier– Fulton Sheen declared “Venerable”. Heck to the yeah, man! Next step, Beatification!

Solar-Seismic Update 14 March 2012

General Overview from S0, including a neato little anomaly with the magnetopause (which, to be honest, I’ve never looked at before):

there’s some interesting discussion in the comments between S0 and Mr2Tuff (usually the case between them) that you might want to look at.

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Solar-Seismic Update 8 March 2012

Five minutes later, user Solarwatcher posted this:

GEOMAGNETIC SUDDEN IMPULSE ALERT:

A Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse measuring 58nT was detected at 11:05 UTC. Geomagnetic Storm expected inside the next 4-6 hours.

All indications are that it’s starting to hit now, and will probably continue for a large part of the day.

Also, the RSOE lists a couple of 5.1s in Vanuatu early this morning.