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When you hear a thunderous roar coming from directly overhead it’s only natural to look up, isn’t it? Well, anyway, that’s what I did. At first all you could see was a gray-colored cloud all boiling like–churning in the sky. Thunder? The roaring just got louder and louder. An approaching Summer storm, perhaps? No, wait! What the…what is that? Something was beginning to emerge from within the cloud. Out loud I said, looks like an aircraft carrier, but [it] was inverted, and massive. I think I held my hands over my ears, or maybe just raised them over my head in astonishment–unbelievable–my eyes must be deceiving me. How does something that big just hang there? I’d seen big planes before–the Space Shuttle on it’s 747 transport–even seen the Antonov 225–it’s a big-bad-boy, but this–this was 10 times that size. They’re here! The hair on my arms was standing straight up, and my ears popped. That’s no typical airplane–it’s–must be a-l-i-e-n, Alien, I reasoned! Ya don’t see that every day.*

The aliens had gone public (we would later learn just how long they’d secretly been here), and in the days following the first landings, the World had gone ‘ape-shit’ with fear over the uncertainty of what might be coming next. The doomsday cultists ranted and raved; churches filled to overflowing, the militaries of the World were mobilized–poised ready to defend the Earth, but the bombs never fell, nor did death-rays burn the flesh from the bones of Mankind; instead, the lights stayed on, there was plenty of food and gas; they had, after all, come in peace, and with one simple message to the people of Earth. The Universe, the aliens would tell us; was teaming with life of all kinds; sentient, living breathing biological life; impossibilities of unimaginable strangeness, some nothing more than what you would call smoke, some large as planets, some were what you might call robots–yet alive just the same.

As the weeks following the alien revelation of their presence ticked by; the ant pile of frantic people quickly calmed down, and a media feeding frenzy of sorts settled in on the Aliens. At first, they were referred to as Invaders–later–Space Brothers by the press–and their amazing technology. WOW! Did they have tech; like we never dreamed of.  It was along about that time that they became known as “Them.” Not that They were gonna share everything they knew with us–we still had some growing up ta do–given our penchant for wars and callus disregard for the Earth and all–oh, no! All, in due time.

First thing They did, was… {redacted} {see security directive 1947.2-Mj-12:<0}

Special representatives of the Human Race where invited to function as liaisons between Them and us. Selected by lottery, 144,000 women and men, representing all nations and races, joined the Alien Introduction Liaison And Education Program. I agreed to interact with (even travel to their planets (they had more than one)) with Them. Yeah, I saw that episode of the Twilight Zone, “To Serve Mankind” where the foolish trusting humans fall for the alien propaganda, only ta be duped into traveling back to their planet to be eaten. I know, I know–all my friends said don’t do it–it’s a trick. Never in my life had I ever won anything–all those Lotto tickets–and not a cent ta show for it. I figured–sometimes you just gotta say “what the heck.” The next thing I knew, I was in training to go…when we lifted off…the last time I’ll ever see my home star…time travel or was it inter-dimensional? Maybe both. I don’t know. Shit I’m just  guy from…what do I know…mind-blowing…Feynman was right, all along…and the answer was: 4.2…All that Summer, the fires in the Gulf, burned…sort of like the holodeck on…Looking down I started to laugh ’cause I had realized this was the first time I had taken a leak on another planet…wait till they get a-lotta this…on the return journey…it’s true, they did wear a lot of black… You don’t say! …Who knew? …Something wonderful!

I had just had an all-expense-paid vacation to the most beautiful planetary system anyone could ever imagine; even learned ta speak Their language. Saw wondrous thing I’d never dreamt of, all that, and lived ta tell about it. Not bad I thought, for a guy with just a high school education. I felt mighty proud talking into one of those gizmos they gave me to record my reflections on Them. Heck, maybe I could even write a book some day–be on that radio show. With that guy–what’s his name? George Bell?

Mankind had grown up, maybe even been saved from self-destruction, by the knowledge that other creatures had survived their own technological developments; over came their urge towards violent behavior, and then come here; with love and peace in their hearts (actually, They have two of ’em–hearts, that is), to the little ol’ Earth; to tell us that if They could do it, so could we. I considered it a great privilege and honor to have been lucky enough to participate in the Evolution of Humanity. We had become, Us.

*Inspired by a recent dream.

see also: National Dream Center Database, An Approaching Summer Storm, Long-Term Government Covert Educational Program on Alien Visitors

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Dr F, thought what he had, was a pretty good idea, in this blog entry, but the bloom is somewhat off the rose, as they say. NBC in their infinite wisdom, probably at the bequest of their lawyers, pulled the Al Gore interview off YouTube. Add to that, Conan’s sudden departure from the late-night television stage and well, as I said the bloom is off the rose.    

In his recent  appearance on ‘The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien,’ our ex. VP, made some scientifically ludicrous and very naïve statements about the Earth’s core and energy production, which his detractors, mined for gold.   Frankensteam, too, believed there was mileage in this material, but for now the threads that I/he am/is/was/were following, seem to have come unraveled.  

Al Gore on Conan O’Brien’s show the other day:  

Conan: Now, what about … you talk in the book about geothermal energy …  

Al: Yeah, yeah.  

Conan: and that is, as I understand it, using the heat that’s generated from the core of the earth …  

Al: Yeah.  

Conan: … to create energy, and it sounds to me like an evil plan by Lex Luthor to defeat Superman. Can you, can you tell me, is this a viable solution, geothermal energy?  

Al: It definitely is, and it’s a relatively new one. People think about geothermal energy — when they think about it at all — in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, ’cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot …  

Now, if the learned ex-VPOTUS, had just said–thousands of degrees…  

The fact is, deep geo-thermal, does have historical president (no pun intended), as the below links to ‘The Deepest Hole,’ prove. Both the defunct Soviet Union, and the Western Block scientific communities, were actively involved in research into this futuristic technology, and dear children, they still are!   

All the links with the exception of the ‘goddess Gaia and Al Gore is her prophet,’ still work, and more my follow, but for now, this has turned into a dry hole.  Sorry Charlie. 

 –Dr F. 

A developing story.  Maybe.       

Giai, Goddess of the Earth with her Consort, Aion and their four children

How come the Arctic’s melting, and how hot ‘is’ the center of the Earth, and are polar bears [really] in peril, and why ‘is’ Al Gore saying all those terrible things about our mother, Gaia ?          

Speeking of which, why did the Russians… er-ah, Soviet Union, ex-of, try ta dig a hole to the center of the Earth, and what did they find there?          

Round and round she goes and where she stops, nobody knows. Frankensteam’s on a roll.          

…stay tuned, kids!          

see also:  The Deepest Hole, GAIA, There is only one goddess Gaia and Al Gore is her prophet, Mel’s Hole, Conan O’Brien,  and so much more, your head will swim.

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updated January 25th, 2010.   

After a bang-up start to ss24 in November of 2009, the Sun, again entered a quiescent period, devoid of sunspots–until January 15 or there about, when an M class flare disrupted terrestrial radio reception, creating spectacular auroral light shows in Earth’s polar regions.    

Last week, the sunspot’s magnetic field erupted five times, producing a string of M-class solar flares that marked the strongest spate of solar activity in nearly two years. Although it has since calmed, the [maelström] could erupt again at any time.  

see also:  ss1041, spaceweather.com  

updated:  November 30th, 2009    

Got off to a good start but has ‘petered out,’ so ta speak. A check of spaceweather.com, as of Monday, November 30th 2009, reveals sunspot activity has again returned to zero.    

The sun is blank–no sunspots.    

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 7 day
2009 total: 250 days (75%)
Since 2004: 761 days
Typical Solar Min: 485 days
     

The new solar cycle has began with a bang. A cluster of sunspots 60 to 80 times the size of the Earth have emerged on the far side of the Sun signaling the beginning of what astronomers refer to as, “Solar Cycle 24.” This newest sunspot is thought to be 60 to 80 times the size of Earth and shaped like the letter “S”. The last major sunspot activity happened over two years ago and produced the most powerful x-class flare yet –measuring x28. …and then all went quiet as far as solar storms go. pictured above: A typical sunspot compared to the size of the Earth.     

 7191_ss_earth    

Sunspots have all but vanished in recent years sparking vigorous debate in the scientific community as to the effect reduced solar output would have on the Earth’s climate. Some even speculated a global cooling was in the works if solar activity didn’t pick up soon.      

Fire and Ice     

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.     

-– Robert Frost      

 Global climate change is upon us…No one ever thought a black man would (really) become president of the United States…at least it was said…if or when and until pigs fly…now we have Swine Flu. No one ever expected frost in July, but it is Canada were talki’ about, after all.      

Temperatures dropped to a record low in Prince Edward Island overnight Tuesday, with reports of frost throughout the province.  An official record low of 3.8 C was set early Wednesday morning at Charlottetownairport. The previous record for that date was 5.1 C, set in 2005.  Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said that to his knowledge, frost has never been reported before in July in P.E.I.  “That 3.8 we got last night kind of sticks out as being lower than some of the other records for anytime in early July,” Robichaud told CBC News on Wednesday.  “So we’re looking at a significant event,” he said.     

Summer from Hell continues… Mean-whiles, deep in the heart of Texas, temperatures soar to record breaking levels as air conditioners drone on trying to keep southerners perspiration free. Meteorologist, Burton Fitzsimmons sums it up for us in his daily post.    

 Yesterday’s hottest included a record 106 at Austin-Mabry and 105 at Austin-Bergstrom, while Waco posted 102. The peak Wednesday heat index: 113 at Fort Hood. Yikes! Today’s records to beat: 105 Mabry, 102 Bergstrom, 104 Waco.         

 I‘ll be darned!         

Doc. F, awoke to cries and moaning — out I go at 3 am — squeezin’ oil into our old window unit, in a vain attempt ta keep it alive, for just one more Summer. We’ll see what mañana brings… same ol’ same ol’, I’ll bet.         

update:  she’s bought the farm…        

FrankenSteam’s 10 year old AC, has gone to it’s reward. The ‘Summer from Hell,’ was just too much for it;  the bearings froze up, and as my old pappy used ta say: That’s all she wrote.        

At this rate, Canada doesn’t sound so bad.        

soho_top see also:  SOHO, Space WeatherNew Solar Cycle Prediction, Sun’s storms set to intensify, We Never Had Frost In July, News8weather … previously noted. Solar.Cycle. 24 September 26, 2008         

         

Currently, awaiting ‘Solar Cycle 24’ to begin. So far, all we have is a clean disk –no sunspots.         

…the sun went through a period of sunspot ‘inactivity’ [emphasis added] from about 1645 to 1715. This period of sunspot minima is called the Maunder Minimum…The “Little Ice Age” occurred…during the Maunder Minimum. So the question remains, do solar minimums help to create periods of cooler than normal weather, and do solar maximums help to cause drought[s]…?       

The Maunder Minimum coincided with the middle — and coldest part — of the Little Ice Age, during which Europe and North America, and perhaps much of the rest of the world, were subjected to bitterly cold winters. Whether there is a causal connection between low sunspot activity and cold winters is the subject of ongoing debate (e.g., see Global Warming).            

seee also: Solar Cycle PredictionTHE SUN AND SUNSPOTSMaunder Minimum Solar Cycle 24, Spotless Sun: Blankest Year of the Space Age,  We Never Had Frost In July       

pictured above: Solar Cycle 23-24 Updated Sept. 2008       

Recovered from YAHOO! 360 Blog

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Today is Flag Day.

…commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

A flag I was unaware of until today is –the ‘Flag of Earth,’ created by James Cadle in 1970.

The Flag of Earth flies at most SETI locations around the world. It symbolizes the fact that our search is carried out on behalf of humankind as a whole. The individual people, organizations, and nations involved are immaterial, since any communication with extraterrestrial intelligence will belong to all of humanity, and represent Earth’s entry into the Galactic community.

This flag is laid out thusly: a circle of yellow, inhabiting  2/3rds of the left-hand side, representing the Sun or Sol is partially obscured by a solid blue circle centered in the middle of a black background representing the Earth, and a smaller white circle in the lower right-hand corner of the flag representing  Luna or the Moon.

Flag of Earth

Citizens of Earth!

In 1982 Ronald Reagan introduced himself in a speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations as “…both a citizen of the United States and of the world.” If we should considers ourselves citizens of Earth or the world as then President Regan did, then why don’t his acolytes (The Grinch and El RushboET all) follow the words of the man they so revere?

“I speak today as both a citizen of the United States and of the world.”  –Ronald Wilson Reagan to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session Devoted to Disarmament
June 17, 1982

Hey, Newt! Ya forgot Iran.

“Let me be clear. I am not a citizen of the world. I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous. There is no world sovereignty. There is no world system of law. There is in fact no circumstance under which I would like to be a citizen of North Korea, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Cuba, or Russia. I am a citizen — I am a citizen of the United States of America.” –Newt Gingrich June 8, 2009

There’s only one Earth –Terra Firma, and (74 percent of which is covered by water) we all gotta learn ta live on it together, in peace, or the species formerly known as Homosapien will vanish from this world.

Greetings from Earth: where the males don’t wear no pants and the women don’t wear no tops.Pioneer plack

Peace, brothers and sisters, citizens –of the world.

see also: Flag Day, The Flag of Earth, Invitation to ETI, SETI League

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