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Intrigue over constant Arkansas quakes: Does it portend a larger shake coming or is gas fracking the culprit?

For months, earthquakes have rattled the state of Arkansas. The swarm has now produced 1,000 earthquakes since September 2010 through July 2011--and even more since.
The quakes have been centered between Guy and Greenbrier. It has become so concerning to officials that the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission ordered four gas wells to be shut down. Geologists blamed hydraulic fracturing for the tremors in the area. But now, ten miles north of Guy, shaking is continuing..
According to a report in the Arkansas Democrat GAZETTE, some worry now that tension is building beneath the surface of the earth in the state. Scott Ausbrooks, geohazards supervisor for the Arkansas Geological Survey, said that the situation 'bears watching.' He told the DEMOCRAT GAZETTE, "I'm not saying that's what it is. I don't want to scare people and I don't want to say it's going to happen. It's just something we're looking at."
The Arkansas paper goes on to report:  The co…

Intrigue over constant Arkansas quakes: Does it portend a larger shake coming or is gas fracking the culprit?

For months, earthquakes have rattled the state of Arkansas. The swarm has now produced 1,000 earthquakes since September 2010 through July 2011--and even more since.
The quakes have been centered between Guy and Greenbrier. It has become so concerning to officials that the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission ordered four gas wells to be shut down. Geologists blamed hydraulic fracturing for the tremors in the area. But now, ten miles north of Guy, shaking is continuing..
According to a report in the Arkansas Democrat GAZETTE, some worry now that tension is building beneath the surface of the earth in the state. Scott Ausbrooks, geohazards supervisor for the Arkansas Geological Survey, said that the situation 'bears watching.' He told the DEMOCRAT GAZETTE, "I'm not saying that's what it is. I don't want to scare people and I don't want to say it's going to happen. It's just something we're looking at."
The Arkansas paper goes on to report:  The co…

It's beginning to look a lot less like Halloween

Workers clear snow in NYCThis image taken by Jessica Rinaldi of Reuters shows workers in New York City clearing a sidewalk--a sidewalk decorated for Halloween 2011..
The Northeast United States, including the big cities along the I95 corridor, had a rare early season snowstorm today--dumping about a foot of snow in certain places. Thousands are without power Saturday night in the wake of the event..
EarthInformer headquarters was hit, too.. Pumpkins are covered. Ground is white. And it looks a lot more like Christmas than the season of the witch.

It's beginning to look a lot less like Halloween

This image taken by Jessica Rinaldi of Reuters shows workers in New York City clearing a sidewalk--a sidewalk decorated for Halloween 2011..
The Northeast United States, including the big cities along the I95 corridor, had a rare early season snowstorm today--dumping about a foot of snow in certain places. Thousands are without power Saturday night in the wake of the event..
EarthInformer headquarters was hit, too.. Pumpkins are covered. Ground is white. And it looks a lot more like Christmas than the season of the witch.

Snowstorm impacting the Northeast United States

Power outages are now being reported in four states, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Latest indications show about 60,000 + without electricity at the hour..
Snow at the rate of 2 inches per hour is falling in parts of Pennsylvania.. 
In Harrisburg, PA, thunder snow is widely being reported.. Thunder snow shows an intense increase in pressure, and the dynamics of the snowstorm are changing as the low pressure strengthens..
Some locations are forecast to get up to a foot of snow.. The impact will be widespread as nightfall comes and snow begins to stick on roadways not currently seeing any issues.
Further damage may occur as the snow increases its weight on power lines.

Snowstorm impacting the Northeast United States

Power outages are now being reported in four states, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Latest indications show about 60,000 + without electricity at the hour..
Snow at the rate of 2 inches per hour is falling in parts of Pennsylvania.. 
In Harrisburg, PA, thunder snow is widely being reported.. Thunder snow shows an intense increase in pressure, and the dynamics of the snowstorm are changing as the low pressure strengthens..
Some locations are forecast to get up to a foot of snow.. The impact will be widespread as nightfall comes and snow begins to stick on roadways not currently seeing any issues.
Further damage may occur as the snow increases its weight on power lines.

Good Friday evening

Good Friday evening

Early surprise snowstorm predicted for the Northeast

Shocking news in the northeast: Snow bomb brewing!

People in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey woke up to delightful sunshine and cool Pre-Halloween breezes.. Tomorrow portends to be a stark reminder, however, of winter months to come.

Forecasts models are seemingly all converging on the idea the there is a winter storm brewing and will strike parts of the Northeast Saturday. In some cases, there are 6-10 inches of snow expected..

Even if travel troubles are at a minimum, the prospect remains for downed trees and power outages. Leaves are still on trees..JackOLanterns are still lit. And throngs of people are ready to wear it all to bear it all at Halloween parties at bars across the region. .

It's Halloween weekend. Hell is celebrated. And snow comes with it.


Early surprise snowstorm predicted for the Northeast

Shocking news in the northeast: Snow bomb brewing!

People in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey woke up to delightful sunshine and cool Pre-Halloween breezes.. Tomorrow portends to be a stark reminder, however, of winter months to come.

Forecasts models are seemingly all converging on the idea the there is a winter storm brewing and will strike parts of the Northeast Saturday. In some cases, there are 6-10 inches of snow expected..

Even if travel troubles are at a minimum, the prospect remains for downed trees and power outages. Leaves are still on trees..JackOLanterns are still lit. And throngs of people are ready to wear it all to bear it all at Halloween parties at bars across the region. .

It's Halloween weekend. Hell is celebrated. And snow comes with it.


The world is pooped out

Literally..

As the population of the planet gets ready to top 7 billion by Halloween, and maybe 10 billion some time in the near future, the feces will hit the fan. The problem of human waste is already an issue of health and safety, but the prospect of more passed movements on the planet earth comes with an additional weighty conundrum. What to do with all the excrement?


Toilets and even outhouses aren't everywhere. Doing business in a bush is still a popular way to leave out waste. In the end, hygiene education will be the key to survival. It's either learning to move the right way or moving away from the movements.

That or just hope flies work in overdrive.


The world is pooped out

Literally..

As the population of the planet gets ready to top 7 billion by Halloween, and maybe 10 billion some time in the near future, the feces will hit the fan. The problem of human waste is already an issue of health and safety, but the prospect of more passed movements on the planet earth comes with an additional weighty conundrum. What to do with all the excrement?


Toilets and even outhouses aren't everywhere. Doing business in a bush is still a popular way to leave out waste. In the end, hygiene education will be the key to survival. It's either learning to move the right way or moving away from the movements.

That or just hope flies work in overdrive.


The future is now

Bright or not, you may have to wear shades..

New plan is to have street lights equipped with Homeland Security 'applications' in order for the agency to track vehicles and pedestrian traffic, along with giving 'civic announcements' to the public..

And congrats to Farmington Hills, Michigan! Your first to get a taste by force of the future of America. Under the lights...under the sky..


The future is now

Bright or not, you may have to wear shades..

New plan is to have street lights equipped with Homeland Security 'applications' in order for the agency to track vehicles and pedestrian traffic, along with giving 'civic announcements' to the public..

And congrats to Farmington Hills, Michigan! Your first to get a taste by force of the future of America. Under the lights...under the sky..


NYPD keeping list of Muslims who change names

For generations, people from other nations emigrating to United States have changed their names to make them sound more American.. But in NYC, the police are tracking Muslims who do just that.

Recent news has broken of the CIA and FBI working closely with NYPD officials on the monitoring and tracking of citizens.. Like other NYPD intelligence programs created in the past decade, this new one of keeping a listing of Muslims who change names involved monitoring behavior protected by the First Amendment...

The most recent news was published by the Associated Press. The AP report says this other piece of information in its runs of the story: 'Early on, police added people with American names to the list so that if details of the program ever leaked out, the department would not be accused of profiling, according to one person briefed on the program'The new AP info doesn't leave much of a question on profiling given the circumstances of the allegations.



NYPD keeping list of Muslims who change names

For generations, people from other nations emigrating to United States have changed their names to make them sound more American.. But in NYC, the police are tracking Muslims who do just that.

Recent news has broken of the CIA and FBI working closely with NYPD officials on the monitoring and tracking of citizens.. Like other NYPD intelligence programs created in the past decade, this new one of keeping a listing of Muslims who change names involved monitoring behavior protected by the First Amendment...

The most recent news was published by the Associated Press. The AP report says this other piece of information in its runs of the story: 'Early on, police added people with American names to the list so that if details of the program ever leaked out, the department would not be accused of profiling, according to one person briefed on the program'The new AP info doesn't leave much of a question on profiling given the circumstances of the allegations.



The amazing fall light show

An amazing photo by Solomen ParkerIt's not typical at all to see Northern Lights traveling as far South as Nevada, Texas, and Arizona.. but on the night of the 24th of October, a big blast off of the sun was able to cause just that: An amazing spectacle. The Northern Lights, a geomagnetic event, all the way in the South.. lands and skies not used to beautiful aurora moments..


The ejection hit Earth's magnetic field on Monday. At 2pm ET the lights began to interract with the sun. At night, the skies lit up with beautiful shades of blue, green, and red, across the United States of America. It was one of the stronger and more intense light shows ever seen in recent memory.


An image on Spaceweather shows the CME that started it all..


The storm is subsiding.. but onlookers should be aware that some light shows may still be seen. Gaze at that sky.. you never know what will slam into Earth.


-Bryan Smolock

The amazing fall light show

It's not typical at all to see Northern Lights traveling as far South as Nevada, Texas, and Arizona.. but on the night of the 24th of October, a big blast off of the sun was able to cause just that: An amazing spectacle. The Northern Lights, a geomagnetic event, all the way in the South.. lands and skies not used to beautiful aurora moments..


The ejection hit Earth's magnetic field on Monday. At 2pm ET the lights began to interract with the sun. At night, the skies lit up with beautiful shades of blue, green, and red, across the United States of America. It was one of the stronger and more intense light shows ever seen in recent memory.


An image on Spaceweather shows the CME that started it all..


The storm is subsiding.. but onlookers should be aware that some light shows may still be seen. Gaze at that sky.. you never know what will slam into Earth.


-Bryan Smolock

Northern lights go South

Amazing widespread Northern Lights seen on October 24 after geomagnetic storm hits into earth..

Northern lights go South

Amazing widespread Northern Lights seen on October 24 after geomagnetic storm hits into earth..

A tiny miracle in Turkey

True heartache is taking place in the aftermath of the strong earthquake in Turkey.. But miracles still occur. The most recent amazing story is of a two week old baby being pulled from the rubble..

But even that positive story is overshadowed by the rest of the suffering taking place--rescue workers still in dramatic searches ..soon the race to save lives will becomes the arduous task to recover them.



A tiny miracle in Turkey

True heartache is taking place in the aftermath of the strong earthquake in Turkey.. But miracles still occur. The most recent amazing story is of a two week old baby being pulled from the rubble..

But even that positive story is overshadowed by the rest of the suffering taking place--rescue workers still in dramatic searches ..soon the race to save lives will becomes the arduous task to recover them.



Monday morning radar

Good day all..

Desperate search for survivors continues in Turkey ..Strongest quake in a decade had now killed over 200--many more feared dead..
All eyes on the Nemrut volcano, which seismologists fear could erupt after the Turkey quake..
Up to 300 feared dead in Thailand flooding..
Tis the season: 'Paranormal Activity 3' debuted to a huge estimated $54 million, which sets a new record for a Fall release

Good Monday morning reading:
Salon: American excellence once was putting a man on the moon. Now it's brutal killing of dictators
Liberty for who?! Under Qaddafi, equal right for women was the law., post killing: Sharia law...
Strange world: 1987 sitcom predicted the death of Qaddafi in 2011!
Ex CIA officer says they tortured the wrong guy..
Teenagers and 'blobs on the screen' continue to die in drone wars
The BBC questions whether the Declaration of Independence is legal!!

Monday morning radar

Good day all..

Desperate search for survivors continues in Turkey ..Strongest quake in a decade had now killed over 200--many more feared dead..
All eyes on the Nemrut volcano, which seismologists fear could erupt after the Turkey quake..
Up to 300 feared dead in Thailand flooding..
Tis the season: 'Paranormal Activity 3' debuted to a huge estimated $54 million, which sets a new record for a Fall release

Good Monday morning reading:
Salon: American excellence once was putting a man on the moon. Now it's brutal killing of dictators
Liberty for who?! Under Qaddafi, equal right for women was the law., post killing: Sharia law...
Strange world: 1987 sitcom predicted the death of Qaddafi in 2011!
Ex CIA officer says they tortured the wrong guy..
Teenagers and 'blobs on the screen' continue to die in drone wars
The BBC questions whether the Declaration of Independence is legal!!

"My wife and child are inside! My 4-month-old baby is inside!"

PHOTO:  REUTERS/Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu AgencyTrue and absolute horror taking place in the devastated nation of Turkey tonight.. the post-quake land shaken, stirred, and a wreck. Dead... collapsed buildings.. screams from underneath rubble being heard.


While heartache is taking place in the streets, there is still a place for politics. While the wounded die and more dead corpses are being found, Turkey declined an offer of aid from its former strategic ally Israel..

"My wife and child are inside! My 4-month-old baby is inside!"

True and absolute horror taking place in the devastated nation of Turkey tonight.. the post-quake land shaken, stirred, and a wreck. Dead... collapsed buildings.. screams from underneath rubble being heard.


While heartache is taking place in the streets, there is still a place for politics. While the wounded die and more dead corpses are being found, Turkey declined an offer of aid from its former strategic ally Israel..

"Liberated" Libya...with that fun tinge of radical Islam..

Suddenly freedom in Libya after Qaddafi's death. . . oh, and "Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation and existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified".. Good luck with that, formerly free women of Libya!

This news as questions are being raised about Mummar Qaddafi's grisly death in Libya last week..Are the militias that the United States supported, the same who mutilated Qaddafi's body until he was dead, able to lead? be fair? ...we know from their recent comments they know how to strictly enforce Sharia law. But what did the United States and the world get in this new bargain?

An interesting report from Andrew Gilligan details the moments of celebration after the citizens funded by the West killed Qaddafi:
"In Benghazi, on the main square where it all started, they were slaughtering camels in celebration. There they sat, eight of them, feet tied so they could not move, quivering with fear as they were beheade…

"Liberated" Libya...with that fun tinge of radical Islam..

Suddenly freedom in Libya after Qaddafi's death. . . oh, and "Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation and existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified".. Good luck with that, formerly free women of Libya!

This news as questions are being raised about Mummar Qaddafi's grisly death in Libya last week..Are the militias that the United States supported, the same who mutilated Qaddafi's body until he was dead, able to lead? be fair? ...we know from their recent comments they know how to strictly enforce Sharia law. But what did the United States and the world get in this new bargain?

An interesting report from Andrew Gilligan details the moments of celebration after the citizens funded by the West killed Qaddafi:
"In Benghazi, on the main square where it all started, they were slaughtering camels in celebration. There they sat, eight of them, feet tied so they could not move, quivering with fear as they were beheade…

More videos from Turkey

The horrible aftermath of natural calamity: This AP video shows people weeping outside a flattened apartment building..

This as more and more accounts if death and injury are being spoken about..

While newest information puts the death toll at about 85, officials gearing up for the real numbers--numbers expected to be or surpass 1,000..

At this hour: Strong aftershocks continue and my do so for some time.. rescue workers desperately trying to get to the injured.. Building have been flattened and so have many hopes .. Prayers for Turkey resounding from all over the world..

More videos from Turkey

The horrible aftermath of natural calamity: This AP video shows people weeping outside a flattened apartment building..

This as more and more accounts if death and injury are being spoken about..

While newest information puts the death toll at about 85, officials gearing up for the real numbers--numbers expected to be or surpass 1,000..

At this hour: Strong aftershocks continue and my do so for some time.. rescue workers desperately trying to get to the injured.. Building have been flattened and so have many hopes .. Prayers for Turkey resounding from all over the world..

Fears of 1000 dead in Turkey

Fears of 1000 dead in Turkey

Developing story at this hour from Turkey..A powerful earthquake in Turkey occurred Sunday, forcing buildings to collapse from the tremors and possibly killing numerous people..

NYV Television reporting: "Two buildings collapsed in Van, but the telephone system is jammed due to panic and we can't assess the entire damage immediately," Bekir Kaya, the mayor of Van.

Officials from the affected region near Tabanli are asking for quick medical help.

The quake had a preliminary madnitude of 7.3, some estimates had it at 7.6 -- others 7.2

Several aftershocks have hit the region in the aftermath of the intense shake.

While Turkey is no stranger to earthquakes, it doesn't make the element of the disaster any less deadly in a nation, often poor, with buildings not able to withstand major shakes..

More coming as it develops..
Developing story at this hour from Turkey..A powerful earthquake in Turkey occurred Sunday, forcing buildings to collapse from the tremors and possibly killing numerous people..

NYV Television reporting: "Two buildings collapsed in Van, but the telephone system is jammed due to panic and we can't assess the entire damage immediately," Bekir Kaya, the mayor of Van.

Officials from the affected region near Tabanli are asking for quick medical help.

The quake had a preliminary madnitude of 7.3, some estimates had it at 7.6 -- others 7.2

Several aftershocks have hit the region in the aftermath of the intense shake.

While Turkey is no stranger to earthquakes, it doesn't make the element of the disaster any less deadly in a nation, often poor, with buildings not able to withstand major shakes..

More coming as it develops..