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Mysterious, Glowing Clouds Appear Across America’s Night Skies

I've never seen these clouds before. And I'm often out looking. They are rather rare here in eastern NE. Mike Hollingshead

I've never seen these clouds before. And I'm often out looking. They are rather rare here in eastern NE. Mike Hollingshead

Zecharia 14 : 5-7
Thus the LORD my God will come,
      And all the saints with You.
       6 It shall come to pass in that day
      That there will be no light;
      The lights will diminish.
       7 It shall be one day
      Which is known to the LORD—
      Neither day nor night.
      But at evening time it shall happen
      That it will be light.

  • These are rather beautiful luminous clouds that are visible at night. Wired Science reports :
      
    Mysterious, glowing clouds previously seen almost exclusively in Earth’s polar regions have appeared in the skies over the United States and Europe over the past several days.
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    Formed by ice literally at the boundary where the earth’s atmosphere meets space 50 miles up, they shine because they are so high that they remain lit by the sun even after our star is below the horizon.
     
    The clouds might be beautiful, but they could portend global changes caused by global warming. Noctilucent clouds are a fundamentally new phenomenon in the temperate mid-latitude sky, and it’s not clear why they’ve migrated down from the poles. Or why, over the last 25 years, more of them are appearing in the polar regions, too, and shining more brightly.
      
    “That’s a real concern and question,” said James Russell, an atmospheric scientist at Hampton University and the principal investigator of
    an ongoing NASA satellite mission to study the clouds. “Why are they getting more numerous? Why are they getting brighter? Why are they appearing at lower latitudes?”
      
    Noctilucent clouds were first observed in 1885 by an amateur astronomer. No observations of anything resembling noctilucent clouds before that time has ever been found. There is no lack of observations of other phenomena in the sky, so atmospheric scientists are fairly sure that the phenomenon is recent, although they are not sure why.
     
    Over the last 125 years, scientists have learned how the clouds form. At temperatures around minus 230 degrees Fahrenheit, dust blowing up from below or falling into the atmosphere from space provides a resting spot for water vapor to condense and freeze. Right now, during the northern hemisphere’s summer, the atmosphere is heating up and expanding. At the outside edge of the atmosphere, that actually means that it’s getting colder because it’s pushed farther out into space.
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    The recent observations of noctilucent clouds at all kinds of latitudes provide an extra impetus to understand what is going on up there. Changes are occurring faster than scientists can understand their causes. “I suspect, as many of us feel, that it is global change, but I fear we don’t understand it,” Wickwar said. “It’s not as simple as a temperature change.”
I  had never witnessed NLCs before, and to be honest, I wondered if I would actually notice them if I did get the chance to see them. Wow, was I wrong ... these literally startled me! Thankfully, I was called to go meet a friend this evening, otherwise I wouldn't have been outside to see them. I walked out of my garage, and glanced up expecting to see a mostly dark sky, and this BRIGHT, electric blue bank of NLCs was filling most of the north sky ... gorgeous! Mark Poe

I had never witnessed NLCs before, and to be honest, I wondered if I would actually notice them if I did get the chance to see them. Wow, was I wrong ... these literally startled me! Thankfully, I was called to go meet a friend this evening, otherwise I wouldn't have been outside to see them. I walked out of my garage, and glanced up expecting to see a mostly dark sky, and this BRIGHT, electric blue bank of NLCs was filling most of the north sky ... gorgeous! Mark Poe

We have been waiting a long time to see this high altitude show in Seattle. It was a perfectly clear night, and we were ready after hearing of sightings in Oregon yesterday. Joseph Marh

We have been waiting a long time to see this high altitude show in Seattle. It was a perfectly clear night, and we were ready after hearing of sightings in Oregon yesterday. Joseph Marsh

Certainly the biggest display I've seen from Central Oregon, if not quite the brightest. Beautiful! Steven J Denfeld

Certainly the biggest display I've seen from Central Oregon, if not quite the brightest. Beautiful! Steven J Denfeld

I awoke to a brilliant display of noctilucent clouds. They were so bright, that I would have assumed dawn was imminent, only it was an hour and a half until sunrise! Eve Wills

I awoke to a brilliant display of noctilucent clouds. They were so bright, that I would have assumed dawn was imminent, only it was an hour and a half until sunrise! Eve Wills

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July 20, 2009 Posted by | Science & Technology | 1 Comment

Maj. Gen. Albert Stubblebine III & Dr. Rima E. Laibow: Dangerous Vaccines, Corrupt Big Pharma, Eugenics Depopulation and the Coming Forced/Mandatory Vaccination!

Part   4       Part    5

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July 20, 2009 Posted by | Medicine & Health | , , , , | 2 Comments

New Procedure Removes Need for Open Heart Surgery

  • Always great to see the the inventiveness of man employed for the greater good of mankind. It is much better than seeing the greed of banksters with their fraudulent finance scamming the country. The Telegraph UK reports :
     
    A pioneering procedure which removes the need for risky open heart surgery on patients with valve problems has been performed for the first time in Britain.
      
    Surgeons can now repair leaking heart valves by passing a tiny 20cm long wire down the jugular vein, which sees patients discharged just a day after the operation. Doctors at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge performed the first UK procedure last week, part of the Evolution II clinical research trial.
      
    Led by Papworth’s consultant cardiologist Dr Michael O’Sullivan, the procedure takes place while the patient is awake. It is hoped that the process can cure mitral valve regurgitation, a condition which causes blood to wash backwards as weak heart valves fail to keep blood pumping in the right direction.
     
    Dr O’Sullivan, who carried out the first procedure with his colleague Dr Peter Schofield, said the operation had huge potential. He said: “This new approach is the first type of treatment of its kind in this country and is a brilliant, minimally invasive way of helping patients with leaking valves.
     
    “Whilst it must be emphasised that this is a new technique, and will not be suitable for everyone, the early results with this device have been very promising. “While open-heart surgery is still effective it does have its risks and puts you out of operation for months – with this we can have you back on your feet the next day.”
     
    The procedure works by passing the metal device, made of nitinol, a metal that changes size at body temperature, through a five millimetre incision in the neck. The nitinol device, known as a MONARC, is then passed down the jugular vein into the coronary sinus, a vein that runs around the surface of the heart and around the valve. Once in position the device, consisting of two metal anchors which hold it in place and separated by a bridge, is designed to gradually shorten as it changes temperature in the body.
     
    Doctors say that after a period of six weeks the metal will gradually contract, slowly reshaping the valve, stopping blood leakage – and after two years making the valve as good as new.
     
    Leaking heart valves are a common problem for three per cent of the adult population in the UK and are commonly caused by high blood pressure. The valve defect known as mitral valve regurgitation occurs when the valves which keep blood flowing through the hearts chambers stop working properly. If the valve does not close properly, it will allow blood to leak backwards and when this happened it is known as valve incompetence or regurgitation. This can cause extra strain on the heart causing it to become increasingly less effective eventually leading to heart failure and even death.
     
    Papworth is one of three centres in the UK taking part in this trial and the first patient, a gentleman from Norfolk, is responding well after returning home the following day. Cathy Ross, a senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation said they welcomed the new procedure which could save thousands of lives. She said: “Open heart surgery is complex and can put huge strain on the heart which is problematic because most people who need this operation are older people.
     
    “Open heart basically involves stopping a heart and keeping it pumping on a machine which is very stressful and if this can alleviate that then it is only a good thing.” More than 30,000 people have heart surgery in the UK every year and 95 out of every 100 surgeries are without complications and are totally successful.

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July 20, 2009 Posted by | Medicine & Health | Comments Off

Swiss Banks Running Out Of Storage Space For Gold Bullion

  • The great physical gold rush is real. Gold prices should be alot higher but for the manipulation of the paper gold futures market by the gold cartel. The good news is: it allows you to buy physical gold at an artificially depressed cheap price. But not for very long. Many savvy investors understand what gold is: The only REAL money. Fiat currencies are simply pieces of paper, government says is of value. Once the confidence in paper currencies like the USD collapses, and it will collapse, the game is up and gold will rocket higher dramatically. Mineweb reports :
      
    In a note entitled No more space for Gold Bars, Swiss news website 20 Minuten Online reports that Swiss banks are running out of secure storage space for gold bullion held by investors and institutions.  Fears of hyperinflation, the economic downturn and the success of gold index funds (ETFs), which are supported by physical gold, has led to a run on precious metals investment – and in gold in particular, and in the necessary secure storage space in which to hold it..
     
    One Swiss bank, earlier this year, reported that it was having to relocate some of its stored silver bullion to another site to make room for gold.  The Zurich Kantonal bank put this down to the success of its gold ETF.
     
    The website reports another Swiss investment banker despairing “We have the need to store more gold for our clients but are finding it difficult to find secure storage facilities”.  Gold storage makes high demands on security which is what is making the gold holding task more difficult.  Few banks will divulge exactly where their gold is stored for security reasons.
     
    Another banker reported that his bank still had space but that it is beginning to run out. Some of the problems are being handled by improving the storage systems in existing space.  As one banker commented “A 12.5 kilo gold bar only occupies about the same amount of space as a tetrapak of milk”.
     
    While the big U.S. based ETF, the SPDR Gold Trust has recently seen a relatively small decline in its gold holdings with some investors seeking better returns in the markets, the ever-cautious Swiss seem to be seeing continuing growth in locally managed ETFs.  A recent report noted that Swiss Bank, Julius Baer, for example, was still seeing a 3.3% growth in its gold ETF in the current week.  And even though the Swiss Central Bank has been selling gold via the Central Bank Gold Agreement, it still holds 38% of its foreign exchange reserves in the yellow metal.

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July 20, 2009 Posted by | Economics | | Comments Off

11 Year Old School Girl Catches 9 Feet Long, 193 Pound CatFish !

Jessica Wanstall with the 9ft-long, 14 stone catfish she caught during a trip to Spain's River Ebro

Jessica Wanstall with the 9ft-long, 14 stone catfish she caught during a trip to Spain's River Ebro

  • This is a world record for a freshwater fish caught by an angler aged 16 and under. The Daily Mail UK reports :
      
    Jessica, from Sittingbourne, Kent, hooked the fish during a trip with her father to the Ebro River in North-East Spain. She said: ‘I didn’t realise just how big it was until I saw the photos afterwards. I look tiny next to it.
     
    ‘My dad thought it was going to be a small one and I told him it didn’t feel small when I picked up the rod. It was really hard work pulling it in and my arms turned to jelly.
     
    ‘My dad helped lift it on to the bank and I just laughed when I saw it. It was massive.’ Her father Mark, a 49-year-old engineer, helped return the catfish to the river after his daughter’s triumph was photographed. He said: ‘Jessica normally catches tiddlers but just loves a day’s fishing. 
      
    ‘As the fish got near we could see how big it was. Then its tail came out of the water and it looked like the Loch Ness Monster. Everybody on the bank was gasping. I’m so proud of her.’ And so he should be.
     
    According to the International Game Fish Association, Jessica has set a world record for a freshwater fish caught by an angler aged 16 and under.
     
    ‘Her catfish easily outweighs the previous record – a 120lb Nile perch caught at Murchison Fall, Uganda, in July 2000,’ a spokesman said.

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July 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Experts Want New 9/11 investigation

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July 20, 2009 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , | 20 Comments

   

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