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What happen to Al Sharpton’s Half-Assed Hunger Strike?

What Could Go Wrong: Al Sharpton Says End Local Police, Wants a Nationalized Police Force
(Fascist) Al Sharpton Makes CRAZY Demand That Would Strip Away States’ Rights
(Fascists) to Hold March on Washington – To Demand DOJ Takeover of US Police Departments

Baltimore Is a Democrat Problem, Not America’s Problem
Obama On Baltimore: Republican Congress Won’t Invest in Urban Communities
Demographics complicate Hartford desegregation
Most Americans See Race Relations Worsening Since Obama’s Election
America’s Deadliest And Poorest City Set To Disband Its Entire Police Force Over Budget Crisis

Space Watch


MINOR STORM WARNING: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hurled into space by a solar filament eruption on May 2nd is heading for Earth. ETA: May 6th. NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of minor geomagnetic storms when the cloud arrives.

METEORS FROM HALLEY’S COMET: The Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) is detecting a “hot spot” in the sky today. Note the circled region labeled “ETA” in the May 5th radar map below. This is a sign that the eta Aquariid meteor shower is underway. (Excerpt)

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is picking up. After a period of quiet last week in which the face of the sun became nearly blank, four significant sunspot groups are emerging.

Two of the sunspot groups, AR2335 and AR2339, are crackling with M-class solar flares. This is causing minor radio blackouts across the dayside of Earth. So far the effects have been restricted to frequencies below ~5 MHz.

More flares are in the offing as these active regions turn toward Earth.

Sunspot number: 85

On May 5, 2015 there were 1576 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs).

Spaceweather.com


Related: 8:45 AM | The sun is now virtually blank during the weakest solar cycle in more than a century, (April 30th, 2015)

NOTE: For current space weather conditions see: Space Weather Conditions

More Information:
USAF/NOAA  3-day Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast  – Updates
WSA-Enlil Solar Wind Prediction
Recently Reported Solar Events
SolarSoft’s “latest events”
The Latest Worldwide Meteor / Fireball Reports

Engineering Hazard Alert: Boone Dam, Tennessee


Potential Technological Hazard/Engineering Disaster

North America – USA | State of Tennessee, Boone Reservoir Dam
Location: 36°26′25″N 082°26′18″W
Present Operational Age: ~63 years
Damage Level: Critical
Evacuees: unknown

Top Official: “Sinkhole has sunk further… we have water coming through dam” upstream of nuclear plants; “Now agency’s top priority”; “Continued flow…could destabilize dam” — Section caved in at base — Gov’t not disclosing inundation maps over security concerns; Private meeting with facility in path (VIDEO)
By , May 4th, 2015 at 9:59 pm ET

Downstream Facilities:

Sequoyah Nuclear Generating Station, Tennessee: 35°13′35″N 85°5′30″W
Watts Bar Nuclear Generating Station, Tennessee: 35°36’10.0″N 84°47’22.0″W
Browns Ferry Nuclear Generating Station, Alabama: 34° 42.233 N,  87° 7.117 W

TVA Region Map

Related:

Sinkhole develops under dam in US — 7 nuclear reactors downstream — Water now seeping out — Gov’t notified of ‘stability issues’, plants begin evaluating potential flood impacts — Official: An ‘uncommon’ occurrence, we’re monitoring it continuously and working around clock — Structure same height as Niagra Falls (PHOTOS)
By , October 31st, 2014 at 8:29 pm ET

See also:

NRC – Watts Bar Unit 2 Reactivation, Updated Monday, April 06, 2015
NRC: Event Notification Report for October 31, 2014

“Eve of Destruction”


Obama: My ‘Project’ (of destroying America) Continues After My Presidency

‘This is something that we have to sustain over the long term.’

“Eve of Destruction” (Updated lyrics)

The middle eastern world it is explodin’, violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
You’re old enough to kill but not for votin’
You don’t believe in war, what’s that gun you’re totin’
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin’

But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction

Don’t you understand, what I’m trying to say?
Can’t you see the fear that everyone is feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no running away
There’ll be none to save with the world in a grave
Take a look around you, it’s bound to scare you, son

But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction

Yeah, my blood’s so mad, feels like boilin’
I’m sittin’ here just contemplatin’
I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation
Handful of Senators are passing too much regulation

But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction

Protest and marches are reigniting segregation
When human respect is disintegratin’
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’

But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction

Think of all the hate there is in the Islamic States
Then take a look around at the United States
Ah, you can no longer leave here for a tour in space
But if you did you’d come back to the same old place

But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction

The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead but don’t leave your race
Hate your next door neighbor and don’t forget it’s a sin to say grace

But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction

Original song lyrics by SLOAN, P. F.

“We Are 5 Days From Fundamentally Transforming America”


What Will Follow

     The riots in Baltimore are horrifying enough. But when you combine those savageries with this atrocity and this one, the aggregate becomes overwhelming.

Life and property are not safe in the United States of America. Neither is any other “freedom” we once enjoyed.

Ace suggests that a fission is coming:

The fascist SJWs, and their easy way with all corporations (such as GoFundMe), plus Saturday night spurred me to say aloud what I’ve thought to myself for years:     It’s time to begin seriously discussing secession.

As the man says: the center cannot hold.

No one actually seems happy in this national marriage.

It’s time to admit this and separate.

If such a schism could be achieved peacefully, it would be best for all concerned. There’s just one little problem: the political elite would not sit still for it.


I’ve written on too many occasions to bother backlinking to them that power is most attractive to those that love power above all other things, and that their lust for power naturally propels them to the top of such edifices. I’m not the first to make that point, of course; Friedrich Hayek got there well before me. But Hayek’s insight, when combined with a reflection on the nature of political power, yields a result more terrifying than any riot:

     He who lusts for power over others is inherently evil. I trust this requires no great argument in its justification. The evil man, once he has some degree of power, will use it to acquire more, for power is a drug that doesn’t sate. However, the enjoyment of power requires that it be used. For, as O’Brien said to Winston in 1984, to enjoy your power, you must be actually coercing your victim at the moment:

     ‘How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?’
Winston thought. ‘By making him suffer,’ he said.
‘Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.’

Political power – i.e., power over others – is relational in nature. Its wielder requires victims upon whom to exercise his power. If he has no victims, his power is illusory. But by extension, the magnitude of his power can be measured by the number of his victims.

The political class of this country is no better than that of any other. It will employ every means at its disposal to keep all of its victims…and they dispose of quite a number of such means.


Fission into two nations would also be opposed by those on the Left who appreciate that their fortunes are made possible by those of us who differ with them. Allow me to start from Robert A. Heinlein’s partition of “Makers, Takers, and Fakers.” Heinlein posited that there is no third category, and I concur.

Makers produce goods and render services that maintain life, enable prosperity, and support a tolerable social order. Not all Makers produce tangible products. The humblest counter girl at a fast-food restaurant facilitates the provision of an objective good – food – to those who would purchase it. That gives her a claim on the title of Maker quite as valid as any farmhand or factory worker.

Takers are persons unable or unwilling to produce or serve others. They’re sustained by the production of Makers; without Makers’ largesse, they would perish. Not all Takers are willfully so; there are millions of persons unable through no fault of their own to support themselves by productive effort. But the great majority of Takers are not of that blameless sort.

Fakers are those who pose as Makers but who are quite as parasitical as the willful worst of the Takers. Politicians and their hangers-on are Fakers. As Sir Fred Hoyle wrote in The Black Cloud, we treat them as important because the newspapers say they are, whether explicitly or implicitly. Yet they’re as helpless to sustain their lives by productive effort as any Taker.

The visible, vocal Leftist is a Faker. He’s overwhelmingly most common in the “communicative” fields: education, journalism, and entertainment. These fields are made possible by their opposites: those that produce the goods and services that actually sustain life. Universities, the least dubious of Faker institutions, may be necessary to a high society in some rarefied sense, but they are not sufficient. Without the legions of Makers that support them from “below,” they would perish…and most of their denizens are aware of it.

In these United States, the Takers and Fakers have succeeded in fastening themselves onto the Makers through the exploitation of unearned guilt. They’ve multiplied and grown fat while the Makers have grown lean. Yet were the Makers to withdraw their support, they would perish in a body – and they know it.

No schism that makes two nations where there was one would be worthwhile unless the Makers could leave the Takers and Fakers behind. But as I wrote in the previous segment such a separation would be opposed by all the force at the Fakers’ disposal. For them and their Taker constituents, it would be a matter of survival.


Pleasant thoughts for a Tuesday morning in April, eh? But this is how it looks to me. If there is to be a separation, it will require us to pass through a revolution bloodier than any other in human history. Most of us are aware of that in some semiconscious way, which is why we continue to search for a non-violent solution.

I desperately want to find such a solution. Others of my bent are equally passionate in their similar efforts. But our sincerity and yearning doesn’t guarantee that such a solution exists…and the longer we search, the less likely our success becomes, for time is running out.

Thoughts?

via Liberty’s Torch

Meanwhile:

Obama Says He Wants To Go Back To Community Organizing After Presidency and HOUSE NDAA REAUTHORIZATION ENCOURAGES DOD TO HIRE ILLEGALS IN U.S. MILITARY

Lesson learned: America’s Civil War: Why the Irish Fought for the Union

7.5M Earthquake Event: East New Britain Region, P.N.G.


Natural Hazard – Strong Earthquake Event

The earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea , Province of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The maximum altitude nearby is 2244m .

Event Map: 7.5 M earthquake near Kokopo, East New Britain, P.N.G.

Event Map: 7.5 M earthquake near Kokopo, East New Britain, P.N.G. 2015-05-05 01:44:05 (UTC) This is a product of the GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN) and credit belongs to all involved institutions.

USGS interactive map

S. Pacific Ocean –  Papua New Guinea | New Britain Region
Location: 130km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
Magnitude: 7.5
Time: 2015-05-05 01:44:05 (UTC)
Epicenter: 5°27’54.0″S 151°53’09.6″E
Depth: 42.0 km (26.1 mi) Shallow
Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 107 km (MMI VI)
Injuries:
Fatalities:
Population: 39,736 people within 100km

7.5M earthquake near Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Aftershocks: Recent Earthquakes Near Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

MWW7.5 New Britain Region, P.N.G.

Interactive Earthquake Browser

Tsunami

Tsunami Bulletin issued
The maximum Tsunami wave height is  0.4m in Bovalpun, Papua New Guinea. This height is estimated for 5-May-2015 01:51:38.

Population:

689 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733
126 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,273

GDACS Event Report: Green Earthquake alert in Papua New Guinea on 059/05/2015 01:44 UTC

More Information:

USGS/NEIC Denver, USA
GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany
Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre  Hawaii, USA
Earthquake Track
European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) Europe

Previous Event:

Magnitude: 7.7
Location: 54km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
Time: 2015-03-29 23:48:34 (UTC)
Epicenter: 4°44’45.6″S 152°33’36.0″E
Depth: 65.7 km (40.8mi) Deep
Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 106 km (MMI VI)

Media coverage for this event available from various news sources

Today… We are as we choose to be.


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Source: A Choice of Kipling’s Verse (1943)

Biological Health Threat/Epidemic Hazard – Fatal Measles Outbreak: Liberia


Epidemic Hazard – Measles: Disease Outbreak (Fatal)

Africa – Liberia | Gbarpolu County, Henry Town-Korninga
Location: 5°52’21.3″N 9°56’24.8″W
Bio-hazard Level: 2/4 Medium
Deaths: 11
Humans Infected: unknown

Biological Hazard in Liberia on Monday, 04 May, 2015 at 14:00 (02:00 PM) UTC.

Measles has claimed the lives of 11 children in Henry Town in north-western Gbarpolu County in northern Liberia. The Liberia News Agency correspondent in the county quotes health officials as saying that the disease claimed the lives of the 11 children within one week. Meanwhile, the Ministry of health and the Liberia National Red Cross Society in the county over the weekend commenced a training workshop on measles for 50 volunteers and health workers assigned in the town. The Liberia National Red Cross Society – Gbarpolu Chapter and the County Health Team have also begun a 14-day intensive de-worming awareness campaign in the five health districts of the county. Addressing participants at the start of the workshop, LNRCS Field Officer, Seth Tarweh pointed out that the campaign is aimed at enhancing the government’s information dissemination about the measles vaccination campaign that is to be officially launched in Bopolu on May 8, 2015.

Source: RSOE EDIS

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