Category Archives: Natural disasters

And Today We Bring You The Latest On Kim Jong-Un

Yup, Gonna Nuke The White House he says. And in other news…..

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Seoul (AFP) – A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military’s General Political Bureau, during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang Sunday on the anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.

Hwang, who holds the rank of vice marshal in the Korean People’s Army, said a recent series of South Korea-US military drills, one of which included the deployment of a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier, had ramped up tensions.

“If the US imperialists threaten our sovereignty and survival… our troops will fire our nuclear-armed rockets at the White House and the Pentagon — the sources of all evil,” Hwang said in his speech broadcast Monday on state television.

It is not the first time that North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric has included threats of nuclear strikes on the continental United States and US bases in the Pacific.

But most experts believe it is still a long way from developing a viable intercontinental ballistic missile with the required range.

Rest Here!!!

~Steve~

California to have state-wide mandatory water restrictions Aug. 1

Folsom Lake reservoirFolsom Lake is a reservoir in Northern California

Yesterday, July 15, 2014, California’s State Water Resources Control Board voted to impose mandatory statewide water-use restrictions for the first time in state history, effective August 1.

Fines of up to $500 a day will be imposed on businesses and individuals for wasting water on landscaping, washing cars without a shut-off nozzle or other outdoor uses.

The new restrictions are prompted by California’s 3-year drought and by the results of a water-use survey showing that overall consumption in California actually increased 1% in 2014, despite pleas from Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown for residents and businesses to voluntarily cut back use by 20%. The increased usage is attributable to two regions of the state: Southern California coastal communities (Hollywood!) and the far northeastern slice of the state.

While no region of California met Brown’s request for a 20% reduction, some came closer than others:

  • Communities that draw from the Sacramento River reduced consumption the most, by 13%.
  • The North Coast reduced consumption by 12%.
  • San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California cities that draw from the Colorado River decreased water use by 5%.

Cities and suburbs use about 20% of the state’s water, with about half going outdoors. Agriculture is by far the greatest water user, accounting for 75% of consumption in the state.

The sweeping list of mandates from the state includes:

  • A ban on watering down sidewalks and driveways — except for sanitation purposes, e.g., allowing cities to power-wash alleyways to get rid of human waste left by homeless people, to scrub away graffiti, and to remove oil and grease from parking structure floors.
  • No more washing a vehicle or boat without a shut-off nozzle on the hose.
  • Fountains must use recycled water.
  • No watering so much as to cause runoff.

Fines of up to $500 for individuals and $10,000 for water districts could be issued for non-compliance.

It will be up to local governments and water districts to decide how to implement the mandates. The full $500-a-day fine, considered an infraction, could be reserved for repeat violators, for example. Others might receive warnings or smaller fines based on a sliding scale.

State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus said, “The state cannot be in a situation where this goes two, three, four years and we’re dealing with massive numbers of cities running out of water. Our intention is that it would be enforceable at the local level by any enforcement capability local agencies currently have. We are trying not to reinvent any wheel.”

If fines fail to promote conservation, Marcus said the board would consider other steps such as requiring water districts to stop leaks in their pipes, which account for an estimated 10% of water use, stricter landscape restrictions and encouraging water agencies to boost rates for consumers who use more than their share of water.

Sources: CBS San Francisco; AP

And yet California is adding to the state population by receiving untold numbers from the “surge” of illegals crossing the US-Mexico border.

And yet, despite the ever-increasing population and therefore water users, the state government is doing NOTHING to increase water supply by building more reservoirs and dams because of opposition from environmentalists green Nazis.

~Eowyn

Couple Of Great Vids. Black Patriots Waking Up At Border.

Skippy, The jig is up. Your base has started to see their future. And It’s not so bright after all.  sangry_group_100-100

 

Houston black woman goes on EPIC rant about unaccompanied illegals – “Why can’t they go back?”

Bernadette Lancelin is very upset that the unaccompanied minors flooding across the border aren’t being sent back home. Instead they are being put in detention centers around the country. Lancelin is out with the local news in Houston because a closed middle school that hasn’t been used in years is now on the list to become another detention center. And she, among others, is furious about it.

Watch:

It’s not right. Now billions of dollars want to be borrowed from the White House to help feed and house them.

What about the kids here? In our neighborhood? In our country? Not just in this neighborhood but in our country.

All these kids? Really? Why can’t they go back?

I’m sorry that their parents are in poor living conditions or surroundings or whatever’s going on out there. I don’t care.

I care about what’s going on right here in my own back yard, my neighborhood.

Am i the only one in this community that’s out here that watches the news this morning. Oh, my god! I feel alone right now this this, and I’m very saddened by it.

http://therightscoop.com/houston-black-woman-goes-on-epic-rant-about-unaccompanied-illegals-why-cant-they-go-back/

And then we have

BLACK PROTESTERS in Murrieta Confront Pro-Illegal Immigrant Supporters

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:39 PM

A group of black Americans spoke out in support of protecting women and children in America BEFORE worrying about the rest of the world. This occurred at the Murrieta California Border Patrol Station on July 4th, 2014.

The young man pictured below said this:

“If somebody brought six children to your house and you ain’t got no job, are you going to take them in?… Are you going to try to find out where they came from? Are you going to try to send them back?… What are we going to do for the people who are here who are starving already?Why would we add to the problem?”

Black Patriots

Black Patriots

The woman below added:

“It’s just too much. We already got starvation, kids walking without with no shoes. We are already taking that on in America. We don’t need other people’s kids to bring more problems.”

Female Patriot

Female Patriot

The debate starts around the 1:40 mark in the video when the black Americans confronted the illegal immigrant protesters.

“What are we going to do for the people who are here who are starving already?”

(Raw News Video Unedited – Warning on language)

~Steve~

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/must-see-video-black-americans-confront-pro-illegal-immigrant-supporters-in-murrieta/

Godzilla thunderstorm over Wyoming

Supercell thunderstormA group of stormchasers captured some beautiful and terrifying footage of a supercell thunderstorm developing over northwest Wyoming last weekend.

As far as thunderstorms go, supercells are the least common, but they’re responsible for most of the violent tornadoes in the U.S. In addition to extreme winds, they also dump torrential rain and hailstones that are bigger than golf balls — causing flash floods and a whole lot of damage.

The Basehunters out of Norman, Oklahoma, made this time-lapse video of the monster thunderstorm:

[Source: IFLScience]

H/t Clash Daily

~Eowyn

Fraud & corruption ate most of $1.4 billion U.S. taxpayers spent on rebuilding Haiti after earthquake

On January 15, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the already poverty-stricken Haiti, killing more than 200,000 and leaving over 1 million homeless.

Obama immediately promised to help rebuild the Caribbean island country, in addition to $100 million in rescue and relief aid. At the time, I had asked in a post whether America can afford the largesse, given:

  • America’s enormous national debt of $12 trillion, which has since ballooned to $16+ trillion;
  • Our nearly broke “entitlement” programs of Medicare and Social Security;
  • The failure of past U.S. foreign aid — we are the world’s largest foreign-aid donor to Haiti — to improve conditions on the island;
  • Pandemic and endemic corruption in Haiti, the third most corrupt country in the world.

Despite all the above reservations, individual Americans and the U.S. government poured donations and aid to Haiti. Do you remember how former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton teamed up and flew to the Caribbean island to drum up charity donations for earthquake relief?

Clinton & Bush to Haiti March 22, 2010Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush survey Haiti’s earthquake damage, March 22, 2010.

According to the nonpartisan Washington watchdog Judicial Watch, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund collected huge sums of donation of $34 million and $54.4 million, respectively. Congress also approved $1.4 BILLION of taxpayers’ money to help Haiti bounce back from the earthquake.

More than 4 years after the earthquake, however, there is little to show for the millions of dollars that have been poured into “reconstructing” Haiti, most of the money having disappeared into fraud and corruption. 

Most of the money has flowed through the famously crooked—and scandal-plagued—United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is charged with providing economic, development and humanitarian assistance worldwide.

Last summer, a federal audit revealed that hundreds of millions of dollars have gone to wasteful projects on the island with the single largest chunk—$170.3 million—going to a failed port and power plant adventure heavily promoted by Bill and Hillary Clinton.

This month USAID’s Inspector General published a report blasting the agency’s outrageous Haiti housing effort, which is rife with all sorts of serious problems and has exceeded costs and deadlines:

  • For $55 million USAID was supposed to build 4,000 houses outside Haiti’s capital by 2012 but only 816 have been constructed even though funding increased to a startling $90 million.
  • USAID failed to provide adequate oversight of contractors doing the work and severely underestimated costs.
  • USAID failed to keep complete records as is required in these sorts of projects.

On its website the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund claims that it has helped Haitians transform their own country and that the money has helped promote smart, sustainable economic development. Yet four years later news report after news report reveals that a large number of Haitians still live in deplorable, shanty town tent cities and an ongoing epidemic of cholera has claimed thousands of lives.

Judicial Watch concludes that all of that “Makes you wonder if someone is pocketing the money.”

See also:

Note that Maxine Waters and Wyclef Jean are both black, as are Haitians.

~Eowyn

Majority of Americans unprepared if economy collapses

Apocalypse

In the 2013 Brad Pitt movie, World War Z, unlike all the world’s other governments caught in the normalcy bias, the government of Israel had a Tenth Man policy which enabled Israel to take seriously an early warning about the impending zombie apocalypse and so secured its borders.

According to the tenth man policy, when nine people agree on something, it’s the tenth man’s responsibility to disagree no matter how improbable the idea.

The normalcy bias refers to human beings’ predisposition to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. Our erroneous assumption is that since a disaster hasn’t occurred, then it never will occur. We then downplay the likelihood of a disaster while, at the same time, interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible or ignore those warnings entirely.

Our normalcy bias results in our failure as individuals and government to adequately prepare for a disaster, as well as our inability to cope when disaster does strike.

Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse warns that America is “steamrolling toward the edge of an economic cliff” because “the long-term trends that are destroying our economy have continued to get worse since 2008, and none of the problems that caused the last financial crisis have been fixed.” Most Americans “in our entertainment-addicted society are totally oblivious to what is going on. So they are not doing anything to get ready for the immense economic pain that is coming.”

Are you prepared for the coming economic collapse? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself:

1. Can you come up with $2,000 right now? According to a shocking study by Atif Mian of Princeton University and Amir Sufi of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 40% of Americans said they could not come up with $2,000 if an unexpected need arose.

2. Do you have 3 months of income saved in an emergency fund? In that same study, an astounding 60% of Americans said they do not have 3 months emergency funds to cover expenses in case of sickness, job loss, or an economic downturn.

3. Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Another study found that 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Less than one out of every four Americans (25%) has enough money stored away to cover six months of expenses.

4. How dependent are you on government benefits? More Americans are dependent on the government than ever before. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49% of U.S. households receive and depend on direct monetary benefits from the federal government.

5. How prepared are you for an emergency lasting just a few days? According to a survey conducted by the Adelphi Center for Health Innovation:

  • 44% don’t have first-aid kits
  • 48% lack emergency supplies
  • 53% do not have a minimum three-day supply of nonperishable food and water at home
  • 55% believe local authorities will come to their rescue if disaster strikes
  • 52% have not designated a family meeting place if they are separated during an emergency
  • 42% do not know the phone numbers of all of their immediate family members
  • 21% don’t know if their workplace has an emergency preparedness plan
  • 37% do not have a list of the drugs they are taking
  • 52% do not have copies of health insurance documents

What do you think is going to happen to these people once the economy collapses and there is chaos in the streets?

One reason why so many Americans are unprepared for an economic disaster is because we are being taxed into oblivion. Americans — the 56.7% of us who actually pay income taxes — now spend more on taxes than we spend on food, clothing and housing combined.

~Eowyn

Chicago Subway Crash. Can You Say YIKES!!!!

Watch the Vid it’s about :40 sec. Do you think those guys 

A) Have Guardian Angels?

B ) Needed to change their shorts?  s_shocked-11

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NTSB to check whether Chicago train operator dozed before crash

AP4:09 p.m. EDT March 25, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – An emergency track-side braking system activated but failed to stop a Chicago commuter train from jumping the tracks and barreling to the top of an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, a federal investigator said Tuesday.

The events that led to Monday’s accident, which occurred around 3 a.m. and injured more than 30 passengers, might have begun with the train operator dozing off toward the end of her shift, according to the union representing transit workers. But Tuesday’s announcement that a piece of emergency safety equipment might have failed was the first indication the accident could have been caused by human error and mechanical failure.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Ted Turpin said a preliminary review showed the train was traveling at the correct speed of 25 mph as it entered the station. Investigators said they have not yet determined whether the operator ever applied the in-cab brake.

Turpin, who is leading the investigation, said an automatic emergency braking system located on the tracks was activated but failed to stop the train as it burst onto the platform.

“It activated,” Turpin said of the emergency system. “That’s all we know factually. Now, whether it did it in time or not, that’s an analysis that we have to figure out.”

A team from the NTSB also is exploring how rested the train operator was before starting her shift and whether rules governing overtime had been violated, after a union official suggested she might have dozed off.

They planned to interview the train operator Tuesday afternoon.

“We’re going to ask probably the operator how they felt … because we always take into consideration the fatigue factor. It’s one of the things we do investigate,” Turpin said.

The operator, whom officials have not identified, was off duty for about 17 hours before starting work around 8 p.m. Sunday but had recently put in a lot of overtime, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 President Robert Kelly said Monday.

“I know she works a lot – as a lot of our members do,” he said. “They gotta earn a living. … She was extremely tired.”

Kelly said the operator took standard drug and alcohol tests after the derailment and that she assured him they were not an issue.

Asked whether she might have nodded off, Kelly responded: “The indication is there. Yes.”

Federal investigators hoped to turn the scene over to local officials later Tuesday to begin removing the train from the escalator at the underground Chicago Transit Authority station.

The train is designed to stop if operators become incapacitated and their hand slips off the spring-loaded controls. Kelly speculated that, upon impact, inertia might have thrown the operator against the hand switch, accelerating it onto the escalator.

~Steve~

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/25/chicago-train-ohare-speed/6869687/

Breaking!!! Malaysia Prime Minister Announces MH-370 Crashed In Indian Ocean

No details yet. Presser just over. They have notified families.

UPDATE 3-25

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) — For families whose loved ones were aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the past day has been full of news they were dreading.

First, a grim-faced Malaysian Prime Minister confirmed their worst fears, announcing Flight 370 went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

Then, even as investigators seemed closer than ever to finding the plane, stormy weather forced Australian authorities to call off a day of searching for the Boeing 777.

“It’s almost felt like a miniature roller coaster within the day,” said James Wood, whose brother Philip was one of three American passengers on the plane.

Families are stuck in a “holding pattern,” he told CNN’s “AC360.”

“We’re just waiting and waiting,” he said, “and not getting any answers one way or another.”

They’ll have to wait at least a day longer. Gale-force winds, large waves, heavy rain and low clouds forecast for the area “would make any air and sea search activities hazardous and pose a risk to crew,” the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Tuesday. Teams will resume searching Wednesday if weather permits, officials said.

When they start looking again, they’ll be combing the remote area in the southern Indian Ocean where officials now say they believe the flight ended.

New analysis of satellite data by a British satellite company and accident investigators led to that conclusion, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday.

“They have told us all lives are lost,” a missing passenger’s relative briefed by the airline in Beijing said.

Malaysia Airlines also sent a text message to relatives saying “we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those onboard survived.”

While the last-minute announcement appeared to end hopes of finding survivors more than two weeks after the flight vanished, it left many key questions unanswered, including what went wrong aboard the Beijing-bound airliner and the location of its wreckage in the deep, wild ocean waters.

Rest Of Story HERE!

Steve

Here are the links on Drudge Report:

Malaysian PM: ‘Flight Ended in Southern Indian Ocean’…

No Survivors…

Data Put Last Location Far From Possible Landing Site…

Families faint, scream over news…

Australian movie Shelved Over Eerie Resemblance…

~Eowyn

St. Patrick’s Joke.. A Day Late.

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It was Kelly and Patrick giving the motorcycle a ride on a brisk autumn day.

After a wee bit, Kelly who was sitt’n behind Patrick on the bike began to holler …”Patrick … Patrick … the wind is cutt’n me chest out!”

“Well, Kelly my lad,” said Patrick, “why don’t you take your jacket off and turn it from front to back … that’ll block the wind for you.”

So Kelly took Patrick’s advice and turned his jacket from front to back and got back on the bike and the two of them were off down the road again.

After a bit, Patrick turned to talk to Kelly and was horrified to see that he was not there. Patrick immediately turned the bike around and retraced their route.

When after a short time he came to a turn and saw a bunch of farmers standing around Kelly who was sitting on the ground. “T’anks be to heaven, is he alright?” Patrick hailed to the farmers.

“Well,” said one of the farmers, “he was alright when we found him here .. but since we turned his head back to front .. he hasn’t said a word since!”

~Steve~                                            H/T     I_MAN

 

If You Thought Your Winter Was Bad…

You should try Florida. Just Kidding. Think it’s Russia.

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~Steve~                                      H/T  Hujonwi