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The day the world almost ended

How a solar storm two years ago nearly caused a catastrophe on Earth »

July 23 2012… The day the world almost ended—at least as we knew it..

On that date, two massive CMEs avoided the planet earth.. when they exploded from the sun, they were not facing our planet. And we are very, very lucky for that--if they would have hit, the scientists who have been quoted in this matter say that anything on the planet that plugs into a wall would have stopped working.  And keep in mind, as the WASHINGTON POST points out in the article about the day the world almost ended, even toilets would have stopped flushing since electric pumps are heavily relied upon.

Here is the assessment from NASA: The 2012 CME was the strongest in 150 years. If it had hit, we be 'picking up the pieces.' 

Even more sobering from NASA is this snippet from their article today:

"In my view the July 2012 storm was in all respects at least as strong as the 1859 Carrington event," says Baker. "The only difference is, it missed."

In February 2014, physicist Pete Riley of Predictive Science Inc. published a paper in Space Weather entitled "On the probability of occurrence of extreme space weather events."  In it, he analyzed records of solar storms going back 50+ years.  By extrapolating the frequency of ordinary storms to the extreme, he calculated the odds that a Carrington-class storm would hit Earth in the next ten years.

The answer: 12%.

12% isn't very low. In the world of space it's actually quite high..

Maybe Ed Dames is right. He has long predicted the killshot.. Incidentally, he was on Coast to Coast Am in 2012, a few months before the killshot that never happened.

But it almost happened.

And there's a 12% chance it will happen again and hit earth within the next ten years..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…