Friday, January 31, 2014

Baker's Dozen Solar Flares | SDO



A busy active region just rotating into view offered up about 13 flares in just two and a half days (Jan. 27-29, 2014). Five of them were of the M-Class (Medium) flares and the rest were smaller. The video clip, taken in extreme ultraviolet light at a cadence of an image every eight minutes, shows ionized iron at about 10 million degrees K. The still of an M-class flare was taken at 19:39 UT on Jan. 28. The brightness of the flare causes very bright saturation and 'blooming' above and below the flare region on the CCD detector and caused extended diffraction patterns to spread out across the SDO imager. 

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA.

Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow To The Brain | The Daily Sheeple

Summer Wheat, "Moldy Brain Eater," 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 16 x 20." Presented by Samsøn, Boston. 
 
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As far back as 1954, reports of the full or partial resolution of schizophrenia following a gluten-free diet began to surface in the medical literature.

We covered this remarkable pattern of associations in a previous article titled, "60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia."

While the explanation for this intriguing connection has remained focused on the disruption of the gut-brain axis and the presence in wheat of a wide range of pharmacologically active and mostly opioid receptor modulating polypeptides, a new and possibly more disturbing explanation is beginning to surface: wheat consumption cuts off blood flow to the brain.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/gluten-brain-wheat-cuts-off-blood-flow-to-frontal-cortex_012014

Scythes and the Perfect Cover Crop, Comfrey



So, I was surfing for info on scythes... and I came across this incredible cover crop that not only is great for soil-building but, also the perfect food for my chickens and ducks - Comfrey (Symphytum officinale.)

Turns out, its also a great people food - and medicine.

Guess it's time to plant a crop.

As always, I'll keep you posted.

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true comfrey seeds - symphytum officinale - plant under fruit trees

Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski, permaculture instructor and famous wildcrafter, tells us about how he has "true" comfrey seeds. NOT "russian comfrey."

Skeeter talks about growing comfrey from seed.

Comfrey is a popular permaculture plant because it is a nutrient accumulator. It is popular for planting under fruit trees.

Comfrey is sometimes called "knit bone" because of how effective it is for mending bones.

Apparently the FDA is coming down on comfrey because it has dangerous alkaloids in it. It has about 1/100th the dangerous alkaloids that beer has. [Fuckers.]

music by Jimmy Pardo


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Comfrey may be the most talked about permaculture plant. It is commonly planted under fruit trees because it does not compete with tree roots, but it does compete with plants that do compete with tree roots.

Alexia Allen of Hawthorn Farm tell us how she like using it as a poultice. We get to see bees and ants racing for the nectar of the comfrey blossoms. She also feeds it to her animals.

Toby Hemenway is the author of "Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture." He calls comfrey "the queen of the multi function plants." He talks a little about how easily it can spread when you don't want it. And then he talks about how he is able to get rid of it through mulching - but why would you not want it? It's a beneficial insect attractor; it is able to heal wounds; a dynamic nutrient accumulator; good for under fruit trees; good for a comfrey tree for soils; a huge biomass accumulator.

Tulsey Latoski of Portland, Oregon tells us about how comfrey makes a great green manure and living mulch. Mostly due to the tap roots that will pull nutrients up from down deep. She also shows us two different types of comfrey.

Norris Thomlinson of Portland, Oregon shares some observations about how comfrey fares as chicken feed; edible plant for humans; medicinal plant for humans;

Michael Pilarski is a famous wildcrafter and permaculture consultant. http://www.friendsofthetrees.net He tells us about how comfrey sluff material off into the soil to make for a richer soil. Apparently earthworms love comfrey! Michael tells us how comfrey is sometimes called "knit-bone" because it proliferates cell division - a great healer. His spring salads are loaded with comfrey leaves and blossoms. Michael talks about Dr. James Duke says that one bottle of beer has the same level of dangerous alkaloids as 100 cups of comfrey tea.

Matt from Feral Farm shows an understory heavy with comfrey.

Brian Kerkvliet of Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington, talks about the challenges of getting comfrey out of an area where you don't want it. He uses a hot compost pile on top of it. He also shares the idea that if you have comfrey, that's a great place to plant a fruit tree! Then he shows a permaculture guild that includes comfrey.

Samantha Lewis describes how to tell the difference between comfrey, foxglove, mullein and borage.

Toby Hemenway wraps up with who is the king of the permaculture multifunctional plants (spoiler: bamboo!)

Relevant threads at permies:
http://www.permies.com/t/10864/organi...
http://www.permies.com/t/1174/permacu...
http://www.permies.com/t/6888/permacu...
http://www.permies.com/t/11140/permac...

music by Jimmy Pardo

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Brian Kerkvliet of Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington shows off his scythe with a homemade snath.

His side job is not really being the grim reaper.

He sharpens the scythe with a whetstone every ten minutes or so. And every few days he peens the blade.

Brian tells a story of the story of a strapping young lad with a string trimmer competing against a barefoot maiden with a flowing dress and a scythe. And maiden won the 100 yard dash and all of her grass was laid nice and neat while the string trimmer has stuff scattered everywhere.

It takes a little practice to get the hang of using the scythe.

Brian talks about making his own snath or buying a snath.

He talks about how with the string trimmer you have to take it to the shop every spring to get it tuned up; regularly buy string (where does the string go?); the gas mixed with oil; make sure to wear pants because you will get slug parts and other stuff flung at you; annoying the neighbors when they are trying to sleep in.

Brian demonstrates using the scythe on short grass and on tall grass and shows how the cut grass can be left nice and orderly.

music by Jimmy Pardo

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'APOCALYPTIC': Storm Brigid rages towards UK bringing 150-MPH KILLER winds, rain and SNOW


The entire country faces at least three days of torrential downpours, savage 150-mph gales and weeks of relentless flood misery.

Storm Brigid is expected to first hit UK shores later this afternoon before the full force of the onslaught rips into the country tomorrow (Jan 31.)
The public should be aware of the likelihood of disruptive weather with impacts to travel and power supplies. -- Met Office Chief forecaster Frank Saunders
Read More:  http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/456975/Storm-Brigid-rages-towards-Britain-bringing-150MPH-KILLER-winds-heavy-rain-and-SNOW

Storm Brigid will bring yet more chaos to coastal towns like Aberystwyth [EPA]

Got wood?

S0 News January 31, 2014: Blue Lava, Big CME



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WORLD WEATHER:
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Tropical Storms: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
HurricaneZone Satellite Images: http://www.hurricanezone.net/westpaci...
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Forecast Maps: http://www.woweather.com/weather/maps...
EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/...
TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-t... [Tornado Forecast for the day]
HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurric...

US WEATHER:
Precipitation Totals: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/List...
GOES Satellites: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/
THE WINDMAP: http://hint.fm/wind/
Severe Weather Threats: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-s...
Canada Weather Office Satellite Composites: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satell...
Temperature Delta: http://www.intellicast.com/National/T...
Records/Extremes: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/rec...

SPACEWEATHER:
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com
SOHO Solar Wind: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/
HAARP Data Meters: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/dat...
Planetary Orbital Diagram - Ceres1 JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr...
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-b...
Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/i...
SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/
iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy...
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/
GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/i...
Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/
BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spac...
ISWA: http://iswa.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/I...
NOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/lates...
GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/
GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/ondem...

MISC Links:
JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/
RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/
LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring...
QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/s...
RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]
Moon: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pac...

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers | Crossfit



If you're searching for an alterative breakfast with a kick, let chef Nick Massie show you how to create bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers.

"It's essentially a jalapeño popper full of sweet potatoes and shrimp and then wrapped up in bacon," says Massie, who runsPaleoNick.com. "You can eat 'em hot or cold.

The ingredients are simple: jalapeños, sweet potatoes, shrimp, bacon, mayo and sriracha sauce.

Massie begins by cutting the jalapeños in half, and he's careful to evenly cut the stem for visual appeal.

"The first bite is with the eyes," Massie emphasizes.

After scooping out the pepper's membrane and seeds, he cuts slits in the shrimp to flatten them. He then stuffs the jalapeños with sweet potatoes, tops each one with a crustacean and rolls the whole thing in a strip of bacon.

After the poppers spend an hour in the oven, he's got 16 blocks of carbs and protein. Massie mayo is optional but adds 16 blocks of fat for a balanced Zone creation, and you can add sriracha sauce and cilantro to take things to the next level.

"It's so good it hurts, baby," says Massie, sampling his own creation. "If that's a five-block meal, then I can handle the Zone Diet, no problem."

To download the recipe for Henry Ford's world-famous assembly-line jalapeño poppers, click here: http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/...

Video by Marston Sawyers, Nick Massie and Julian Marquez.

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Poor Chicago Blacks to Obama: "Just Quit"


Shortly after Tuesday night's State of the Union address by the President, some Black Chicago Activists were asked their perspective and feedback on what Obama had to say.

"Mr. President, we'd probably be better off if you called off your presidency off right now. Just quit. Because if this is what you call helping us, then stop helping us." 

(Produced by Rebel Pundit)

Ukraine “on brink of civil war” — Gov’t: Threats to blow up nuclear plants; Facilities on high alert after seizure of energy ministry

Nuclear Power in Ukraine

(Updated January 2014)
  • Ukraine is heavily dependent on nuclear energy - it has 15 reactors generating about half of its electricity.
  • Ukraine receives most of its nuclear services and nuclear fuel from Russia.
  • In 2004 Ukraine commissioned two large new reactors. The government plans to maintain nuclear share in electricity production to 2030, which will involve substantial new build.
source: http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Country-Profiles/Countries-T-Z/Ukraine/

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CNN, Jan. 30, 2014: [Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine's first President after it became independent] addressed a special parliamentary session aimed at seeking a way out of a deepening political crisis. [...] “Let’s be honest, the situation is dramatic. Both Ukraine and the world recognize the country is on the brink of civil war,” Kravchuk said.

BBC News, Jan. 29, 2014: Ex-president warns Ukraine ‘on brink of civil war’ [...] Catherine Ashton, who is holding talks in Kiev with the president and opposition leaders, said she was shocked by the unrest [...]

PenzaNews, Jan. 29, 2014: The Ukrainian Security Service has reported anonymous threats to blow up hydropower and nuclear power plants, which have already tightened security by the order of Energy and Coal Industry Minister Eduard Stavitsky.

VoR, Jan. 29, 2014: The threat of explosions at hydro and nuclear power stations by radicals has sharply increased. [...] Ministry of Energy has placed all the energy facilities on high alert.

BBC Monitoring, Moscow Times, Jan. 29, 2014: What the Papers Say, Jan. 29 — Rossiiskaya Gazeta
[...] Alexander Yemelyanenkov article entitled “Near-nuclear blackmail” says security has been stepped at nuclear facilities in Ukraine amid unrest in the country.

AP, Jan. 25, 2014: Protesters on Saturday morning seized the headquarters of the energy ministry, but left it several hours later. Energy Minister Eduard Stavitskiy was quoted by the Unian news agency as saying that all the country’s nuclear power facilities were put on high alert after the seizure.

VoR columnist Valentin Mandrasescu, Jan. 28, 2014: Storming governmental buildings [...] and trying to enter control rooms of nuclear power plants [...]

ITAR-TASS, Jan. 28, 2014: Ukrainian minister says state of emergency not ruled out if extremist continues rising — Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Eduard Stavitsky said Monday he did not rule out a possible introduction of a state of emergency in the country [...] Government offices and organizations have been getting anonymous threats of all sorts recently and some of them spoke of a possible seizure of a nuclear power plants in the western Rovno region [...] “I see smiles on some of your faces here but I can tell you for sure there’ll be no one to smile out there /should the threats be translated in reality,” Stavitsky said. [...] Energy Ministry [...] now maintaining full readiness for an assault that might begin anytime.

Watch the BBC’s broadcast here


source: http://enenews.com/bbc-ukraine-on-brink-of-civil-war-govt-threats-to-blow-up-nuclear-plants-facilities-on-high-alert-after-seizure-of-energy-ministry-official-state-of-emergency-possible-video

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The MyRA Propaganda Begins: "A Start To A Secure Retirement" Promises Treasury Secretary | Zero Hedge

photo - http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/01/29/obamas-new-myra-hey-buddy-can-ya-spare-your-ira/


You didn't think the US could at first slowly, and then all of a sudden, expropriate retirement accounts and invest them in the "no risk, guaranteed return" MyRA Ponzi scheme introduced by Obama during the State of the Union address without lots of behavior-modifying indoctrination in the "friendly press" first now did you?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-30/myra-propaganda-begins-start-secure-retirement-promises-treasury-secretary

M6.6 Solar Flare - Large CME (Jan 30, 2014) | Suspicious 0bservers



 

Surviving a Major Ice Storm, by S.C. | Survival Blog



[S.C., age 17, wrote this as a homeschool project. - BRAVO!]

So you hear an ice storm is coming and you're not prepared, what do you do? This article will show you the ten essentials you need to survive. Back in 2009, Kentucky was hit by a massive ice storm that dumped 2 inches of ice on everything. Consequently we were without power for 8 long days. During the week many people had to leave their homes, because they had no heat, no water, and no food. At the time of the ice storm I was only 13 and really didn't know a whole lot about prepping for natural disasters. It was amazing how much damage an ice storm could do to people's homes, power poles, and roads. It was a huge mess! Now, four years later, I've taken prepping to a whole new level. I've put together bug-out bags, learned survival skills, built survival kits, and loads more. Now that I'm 17, I want to share my experience with others in hopes to educate them about the dangers of ice storms.

Most likely after a storm hits an area, roads will be impassible, water supplies will be gone, walking outside will be very dangerous, and power will be down. Depending on where you live, it may take weeks for power to be restored. What you do to prepare will either mean staying in your own home or suffering the bitter cold until you can leave and go somewhere else-- a family member's, friend's, or even a shelter, if need be. In this section I'm going to tell you the ten essentials that you need to prepare for an ice storm. The items listed below are what helped me and my family survive the ice storm (except for the generator), and may not be everything you might need. FEMA recommends that you have 3 days worth of food and water in your home. Let's face it, in real life how often do you know a natural disaster that's gone in three days? There have been many instances when FEMA or the National Guard can't even respond for three days. Never trust that the government will save you or even cares when a natural disaster strikes. Take it upon yourself to be ready and prepared. Make sure you tailor your preps to best suit you and your personal needs. If you have young children, elderly, babies, diabetics, or someone who requires some other special need, they will have their own specific requirements that will need to be cared for and addressed in your prepping. Here's a list to get you started:

1. A Wood-Burning Stove. The most important preparation we had was a wood-burning stove. When the power goes out there is no way to run a heater, unless you have a generator. Unfortunately we did not have the luxury of having a generator. When we first moved to Kentucky all of the elders in the community told us we should consider purchasing a woodstove. After a year or so we purchased one, and it was the best prepping item we ever acquired. We were able to keep our house warm, boil water for tea or coffee, cook our meals, and so on. Yes, woodstoves can be dangerous if used in the wrong way, but used correctly it can really make a difference when it's below freezing outside.  

Read More: http://www.survivalblog.com/2014/01/surviving-a-major-ice-storm-by-sc.html

Smart... Rifles.


Yep, you read that correctly.

US Army invests in Linux-powered, Wi-Fi capable 'smart rifles'

Oren Schauble, a Marketing Official for manufacturer, Tracking Point: "Rifles can communicate with each other. We can enable a more information-driven combat in the sense that you can tag targets. You can pass off those targets to someone else with a scope. There's a whole layer of communication that comes with having a rifle that can designate and track targets."

The smart rifles are also wireless, which means footage and information is live streamed to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop nearby. A Tracking Point rep, Scott Calvin, explains: "The only way to guarantee accuracy is to control all the variables."

Read More: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/34955/us-army-invests-in-linux-powered-wi-fi-capable-smart-rifles-/index.html#iBo3x2SvT282h4WH.99

 

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Could algorithmic approaches control all of the variables in reality?

A TED Conversation.

http://www.ted.com/conversations/14405/could_algorithmic_approaches_c.html

S0 News January 30, 2014: Fireball, Mega-Spot


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REPEAT LINKS:

WORLD WEATHER:
NDBC Buoys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/
Tropical Storms: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
HurricaneZone Satellite Images: http://www.hurricanezone.net/westpaci...
Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php
Pressure Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expe...
Satellite Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-app/sate...
Forecast Maps: http://www.woweather.com/weather/maps...
EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/...
TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-t... [Tornado Forecast for the day]
HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurric...

US WEATHER:
Precipitation Totals: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/List...
GOES Satellites: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/
THE WINDMAP: http://hint.fm/wind/
Severe Weather Threats: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-s...
Canada Weather Office Satellite Composites: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satell...
Temperature Delta: http://www.intellicast.com/National/T...
Records/Extremes: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/rec...

SPACEWEATHER:
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com
SOHO Solar Wind: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/
HAARP Data Meters: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/dat...
Planetary Orbital Diagram - Ceres1 JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr...
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-b...
Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/i...
SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/
iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy...
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/
GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/i...
Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/
BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spac...
ISWA: http://iswa.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/I...
NOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/lates...
GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/
GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/ondem...

MISC Links:
JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/
RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/
LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring...
QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/s...
RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]
Moon: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pac...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fuck The Fed

h/t Zero Hedge:

"... you see the Federal reserve is not a government thang; it's a bunch of private bankers we obey...and they don't answer to the people coz they pull the strings; and that's precisely why we have to say... hey hey, hey hey... Fuck The Fed."

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Shalom, Ben Shalom Bernanke, ... fucker.

Clothing for the Cold | Dave Canterbury



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How To Grow Seeds (Seedlings) Indoors or Outside | LDS Prepper


Growing seeds can be easy, fun and very rewarding. I share seed selection, where to purchase seeds, the major advantages to growing your own seedlings, how to plant, water, keep the right soil temperature, fertilization and how to grow seedlings successfully indoors or outside.

RESOURCES:

- In-Garden Greenhouse, How To Build: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG5ZWX...

- DIY Seedling Grow Table Plans & Design: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu4X5e...

- How To Build A Mini Greenhouse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7uis5...

- Mittleider Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/Mittleider...

- Mittleider Gardening Course Book: http://growfood.com/Mittleider-Garden...

- Natural Mineral Fertilizers: http://growfood.com/Natural-Mineral-F...

- How To Make Seedling Trays: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kpF_-...

- Plant Nutrition video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfYE56...

- Burlap Fabric: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005...

- Berkey Water Filter Review and Comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFfLbe...

- Hydrofarm Seedling Heat Mat: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...

- Hydrofarm MTPRTC Digital Thermostat For Heat Mats: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...

- Hydrofarm JSV2 2-Foot Jump Start T5 Grow Light System: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...

Head Games | MENSA


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Happy National Puzzle Day to all crypto geeks.  - c

Jelly Doughnut Rock Appears on Mars

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

What if a rock that looked like a jelly doughnut suddenly appeared on Mars? That's just what happened in front of the robotic Opportunity rover currently exploring the red planet. The unexpectedly placed rock, pictured above, was imaged recently by Opportunity after not appearing in other images taken as recently as twelve Martian days (sols) before.

Given the intriguing mystery, the leading explanation is somewhat tame -- the rock was recently scattered by one of the rover's tires. Even so, the rock's unusual light tones surrounding a red interior created interest in its composition -- as well as causing it to be nicknamed Jelly Doughnut.

A subsequent chemical analysis showed the rock has twice the abundance of manganese than any other rock yet examined -- an unexpected clue that doesn't yet fit into humanity's understanding of the Martian geologic history.

Opportunity, just passing its 10-year anniversary on Mars, continues to explore the Murray Ridge section of the rim of 22-kilometer wide Endeavor Crater.

Emerging Market Meltdown Resumes | Zero Hedge



Turkish stocks are collapsing and the Hungarian Forint is collapsing.

We can't help but see the irony of this tumult and the possibility of a global financial meltdown occurring on the day of Bernanke's last FOMC meeting...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-29/bonds-bullion-surge-global-stock-em-fixed-bulls-purge

Pollution Out of Sight, Pollution Out of Mind


"Well done Greens - people out of work, poverty up, income inequality up, pollution up. That's a four bagger, right there. But well done on a perfectly executed class war, you SWPLs." -- Borepatch

Read More: http://borepatch.blogspot.com/2014/01/irony-is-bitch.html

S0 News January 29 2014: Comet, Cold, Solar Flares


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Earth WindMap: http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/...
PLEASE DONT MAKE THIS ANOTHER ISON: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/mars/comet201...

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REPEAT LINKS:

WORLD WEATHER:
NDBC Buoys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/
Tropical Storms: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
HurricaneZone Satellite Images: http://www.hurricanezone.net/westpaci...
Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php
Pressure Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expe...
Satellite Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-app/sate...
Forecast Maps: http://www.woweather.com/weather/maps...
EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/...
TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-t... [Tornado Forecast for the day]
HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurric...

US WEATHER:
Precipitation Totals: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/List...
GOES Satellites: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/
THE WINDMAP: http://hint.fm/wind/
Severe Weather Threats: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-s...
Canada Weather Office Satellite Composites: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satell...
Temperature Delta: http://www.intellicast.com/National/T...
Records/Extremes: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/rec...

SPACEWEATHER:
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com
SOHO Solar Wind: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/
HAARP Data Meters: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/dat...
Planetary Orbital Diagram - Ceres1 JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr...
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-b...
Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/i...
SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/
iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy...
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/
GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/i...
Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/
BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spac...
ISWA: http://iswa.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/I...
NOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/lates...
GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/
GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/ondem...

MISC Links:
JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/
RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/
LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring...
QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/s...
RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]
Moon: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pac...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Worldwide Bank Run?

Combat Art by WilliamBanzai7 -  http://williambanzai7.blogspot.com/

"The thing was, though: When James Wait got there, a worldwide financial crisis, a sudden revision of human opinions as to the value of money and stocks and bonds and mortgages and so on, bits of paper, had ruined the tourist business not only in Ecuador, but practically everywhere...Ecuador, after all, like the Galapagos Islands, was mostly lava and ash, and so could not begin to feed its nine million people. It was bankrupt, and so could no longer buy food from countries with plenty of topsoil, so the seaport of Guayaquil was idle, and the people were beginning to starve to death...Neighboring Peru and Columbia were bankrupt, too...Mexico and Chile and Brazil and Argentina were likewise bankrupt -and Indonesia and the Philippines and Pakistan and India and Thailand and Italy and Ireland and Belgium and Turkey. Whole nations were suddenly in the same situation as the San Mateo, unable to buy with their paper money and coins, or their written promises to pay later, even the barest essentials... They were suddenly saying to people with nothing but paper representations of wealth, "Wake up, you idiots! Whatever made you think paper was so valuable?" -- Kurt Vonnegut, in his novel Galapagos (1985)

source: http://www.survivalblog.com/2014/01/hughs-quote-of-the-day-5.html

Training for Survival, by Warm Winds | Survival Blog

During a survival situation, being able to do a task with a good amount of stamina can get things done much faster.

There are an endless number of survival situations in which one would find himself needing stamina, but a few include gathering plants in the wild, skinning an animal, running after or from an attacker, hunting, as well as hauling supplies.

Based upon my experience, I will share my detailed explanation of a good fitness program by beginning with endurance and stamina exercises.

http://www.survivalblog.com/2014/01/training-for-survival-by-warm-winds.html

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel | SF Gate

[Ruh Roh...]

An investigation by El Universal has found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs in exchange for information on rival cartels.

Sinaloa, led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.
 
There have long been allegations that Guzman, considered to be "the world’s most powerful drug trafficker," coordinates with American authorities.

But the El Universal investigation is the first to publish court documents that include corroborating testimony from a DEA agent and a Justice Department official.

http://m.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/CONFIRMED-The-DEA-Struck-A-Deal-With-Mexico-s-5138855.php

PHOTOS:: Boise Woman's Tiny House


Boise resident and architect Macy Miller is getting national attention for her tiny house in downtown Boise.



The 196-square foot, $11,400 micro house features radiant-heat floors, a king-size bed, living room, washer and dryer and a kitchen.


The best feature? It's built upon a 5th-wheel trailer. Add truck, it's mobile.Cool!

More Photos: http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Boise-Tiny-House-236744441.html?mobile=y

Russian Bank Halts All Cash Withdrawals | Zero Hedge

It would appear the fears of a global bank run are spreading.

From HSBC's limiting large cash withdrawals (for your own good) to Lloyds ATMs going down, Bloomberg reports that 'My Bank' -one of Russia's top 200 lenders by assets -has introduced a complete ban on cash withdrawals until next week.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-28/russian-bank-halts-all-cash-withdrawals

Hat Trick of Debauchery: The Grammys

Christian Singer, Natalie Grant, Walks Out on Grammys After 'Satanic' Performances

Katy Perry, was surrounded by demons as she danced around an upside down broomstick before being encircled by fire during a performance of her song "Dark Horse". Perry wore clothing bearing an illuminated Knights Templar cross.

Even E! Online tweeted that Perry's performance resembled "actual witchcraft".

However, Grant could also have been offended by the mass gay wedding ceremony which took place during a performance by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Not to be outdone, Beyonce and Jay-Z attempted to up the ante by performing a risqué duet which provoked fury from parents who complained that the spectacle was too explicit for children.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/christian-singer-walks-out-on-grammys-after-satanic-performances.html

Ohh, how I miss the Grammys! ... /s!

China’s Preferred Weapon – The Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) | The Daily Sheeple

"In battle, there are not more than two methods of attack —the direct and the indirect; yet these two in combination give rise to an endless series of maneuvers." ―Sun Tzu

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Battles are waged on the battlefield and on the high seas and may take hours.

Skirmishes in the air are measured in minutes.

The next major battle the US and its allies will see may only take 200 nanoseconds.

And sensitive electronics aren't the only things destroyed.

The human body can by damaged as well.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/chinas-preferred-weapon-the-electromagnetic-pulse-emp_012014

S0 News January 28, 2014: GPM, Nova Dust, MAJOR Sunspots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moVEj9BM7kM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Monday, January 27, 2014

Coyote, It's what's for Lunch | Dave Canterbury

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siCV3-NstCg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

A Science Based Technique for Seasoning Cast Iron | Survival Blog

[Article link and letter response with link. Good info.]

http://www.survivalblog.com/2014/01/-letter-re-a-science.html

White House Policy Mistakes Explained (In One Cartoon)


h/t Zero Hedge

Markets Are Falling, Which Means It's Time For The US To Bomb A Sovereign Nation | Zero Hedge

After the worst week for the market in over a year, the US knows the drill. Must. Distract.Population.

And if a drunk-driving, prepubescent Miley Cyrus Canadian lookalike on a work visa won't do the trick, then by all means resort to ye olde faithful -bombing the feces out of some "independent" nation. In this case Somalia.

CNN reports that earlier today, the US conducted a missile strike in Southern Somalia. The target: a "senior leader" affiliated with al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia.

Supposedly this is the Al Qaeda that the US isn't officially funding and supporting in Qatar's desperate and ongoing attempt to push its pipeline under Syria.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-26/markets-are-falling-which-means-its-time-us-bomb-sovereign-nation

Chickens see snow for first time | Survivalist Boards

What's that white stuff in East Texas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zR-B7-oKhc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

S0 News January 27, 2014: Storm Watch, M-Class Solar Flare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyE5d0HchWo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Oven Canning for Long Term Storage

Oven canning works great for prepping dried goods to stay fresh for years. Baking them in the oven kills any insects or eggs to prevent contamination. As the jars cool, the lids will seal, preventing moisture or bugs from getting in and ruining your food. I haven't kept any of my oven canned goods long enough to test this, but some sites report that oven canned dry goods will last for 20 to 30 years. Heck, that's a pretty good time frame for those prepping for TEOTWAWKI!

http://theprepperproject.com/oven-canning-for-long-term-storage/

Over One-Third of Adults Unemployed | The Daily Bell

David John Marotta calculates the actual unemployment rate of those not working at a sky-high 37.2 percent, not the 6.7 percent advertised by the Fed, and the Misery Index at over 14, not the 8 claimed by the government. Marotta, who recently advised those worried about an imploding economy to get a gun, said that the government isn't being honest in how it calculates those out of the workforce or inflation, the two numbers used to get the Misery Index figure.

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/34963/A-Trend-to-Note-Over-One-Third-of-Adults-Unemployed/