Wednesday, October 31, 2012

[Volcano_Vista_HS] VVHS Announcements--Wednesday, October 31, 2012



Last night two dogs were lost in the Volcano Vista vicinity. Maggie:  11 month old red retriever. Short hair. Sadie: 8 month old border collie. Black and white. Both were wearing training collars and leads. If you have any information, please come to the Arts and Entertainment Academy and see Ms. Storm.

Hey Hawks! How would you like 25 days of FREE LUNCHES? Well it could be yours if you come up with the winning name for the gym snack bar!  This competition is open to all students, staff, and faculty for the next week!  Pick up the "Name the Snack Bar" slip from the gym snack bar any day this week and then turn it in to the activities office by Friday, November 2nd. If your name wins the contest, you get a 25-punch lunch card to use at the gym snack bar for one lunch entree and one drink per day for 25 school days!  If there are duplicate names turned in, only the first one will be eligible for the prize. A committee of staff and students will determine the winning name for the snack bar, and the winner will be notified by next week. There is no limit to the number of entries eligible, and good luck--"may the odds be ever in your favor!"

The wait is over! This Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 pm, the tragic story of Medea will be revealed to you. Before our story takes place, Medea, a witch of sorts, has saved Jason, an adventurer. She betrays her own family and flees from her home in order to go to Corinth with Jason. She loved him and even bore him two sons but things are different now, years later.... Jason has married the young princess of Corinth and no longer loves Medea. Our story begins… and Medea wants revenge. Tickets go on sale this week: students $6, adults $10 and children and thespians $3. This is a show you won't want to miss.

Chess club meeting in E-211, Thursday, November 1, 11:15 sharp.

Staff and students, Spanish Club has an altar on display at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for the Dia de los Muertos exhibit and celebration. Go check it out to take part in this cultural experience and support your Spanish Club.  The exhibit will be on display until November 9.

A friendly reminder that CNM's spring 2013 schedule is available online at www.cnm.edu.  Returning Dual Credit students can log into their myCNM account  - click on the Registration / Grades tab to see their registration date and time.   Nov. 26th is when all students can register.  See your Academy Counselor if you have more question about Dual Credit.

ATHLETICS:

  • Good morning Hawks fans! We will be presenting the 2013 Seniors at Senior Night on November 2nd at 6:15pm at Milne Stadium for the Hawks/Storm game!! We would like for all their fans to attend and show their appreciation to the Seniors for all their hard work, dedication, and commitment they have given to the Volcano Vista Football Program! Remember this is the last season you will see them in a Hawks uniform (tears rolling down my face)! Be there early, bring your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors, your family, just bring everyone and show the Seniors just how much we love them!
  • Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, November 5th and 6th from 6 – 8pm in the gym. A complete physical is required in order to tryout.
  • See Coach Brown in A117 for more information about Boys basketball and see Coach Villareal in F202 for more info about girls basketball.

Have a great day

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[californiadisasters] South Ops News & Notes Update (10/31/12-8AM)



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10/31

0800

Southern California GACC continues to provide support in hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

10/30

1900

Southern California GACC is sending five Type I crews to the Eastern Area (New York and Pennsylvania) for hurricane relief.

Source: http://gacc.nifc.gov/oscc/predictive/intelligence/news_notes/index.htm

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[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (October 31)



2003: This was the last day that no measurable rain fell in San Diego for 181 consecutive days.
This second longest dry streak on record began on 5.3.

1995: The Bakersfield Weather Service Office issued its last products as forecast responsibility was transferred to the San Joaquin Valley Weather Forecast Office in Hanford.

1987: Heavy rain hit Mt. Wilson with 3.14" in 24 hours.
Numerous mudslides occurred in the area.
Three died and 25 were injured in weather-related auto accidents.
2.34" fell in Mt. Laguna, 1.28" in Alpine, and 1.10" in El Cajon causing minor flooding problems.

1974: A funnel cloud was sighted southeast of Castle AFB in Merced.

1949: Fresno had its latest 90° day.

1935:
It was 34° in Santa Ana, the lowest temperature on record for October.
This also occurred on 10.21.1949 and 10.12.1924.

1933: 8" of snow fell at Sierraville.

1912: The first snow of the season in Sisson fell.
It lasted quick, however, as a rain followed and soon melted it away.
Heavy frosts were noted every morning.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego and the Redding Record-Searchlight


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[californiadisasters] Sandy - Resources and Politics



Here’s a Google search result that provides online resources for those affected by Sandy:

http://tinyurl.com/cey8zrt

 

Here’s an interesting article:

http://www.policymic.com/articles/17532/hurricane-sandy-path-and-tracker-live-updates-on-power-outages-subways-closures-damage-report

 

Why the link above?  Because –

 

There are some trying to politicize the response and recovery on the backs of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Response and recovery efforts should be apolitical!  Save the political posturing and polling for a sunny day.  Am I being na├»ve?  Yes, but I believe we should all unite during times of adversity. 

 

Very Respectfully,

 

Mark Lewack

Emergency Actions Coordinator

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

FSC, Emergency Actions Group

1900 E Street NW, Suite 1300

Washington, DC 20415

(202) 606-5415 (Office)

(301) 807-8943 (Cell #2)

Mark.Lewack@opm.gov

 

 



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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

[Volcano_Vista_HS] VVHS Announcements, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Wear your HALLOWEEN COSTUMES on Wednesday. Remember to keep your cool costumes in dress code. The EXCEPTION: if the hat or head dress is a clearly connectable part of the costume, it will be allowed. NO face paint, NO masks, NO weapons or look-alikes. Have a lot of fun, but remember that we still have classes.

Hey Hawks! How would you like 25 days of FREE LUNCHES? Well it could be yours if you come up with the winning name for the gym snack bar! This competition is open to all students, staff, and faculty for the next week! Pick up the "Name the Snack Bar" slip from the gym snack bar any day this week and then turn it in to the activities office by Friday, November 2nd. If your name wins the contest, you get a 25-punch lunch card to use at the gym snack bar for one lunch entree and one drink per day for 25 school days! If there are duplicate names turned in, only the first one will be eligible for the prize. A committee of staff and students will determine the winning name for the snack bar, and the winner will be notified by next week. There is no limit to the number of entries eligible, and good luck--"may the odds be ever in your favor!"

The wait is over! This Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 pm, the tragic story of Medea will be revealed to you. Before our story takes place, Medea, a witch of sorts, has saved Jason, an adventurer. She betrays her own family and flees from her home in order to go to Corinth with Jason. She loved him and even bore him two sons but things are different now, years later.... Jason has married the young princess of Corinth and no longer loves Medea. Our story begins… and Medea wants revenge. Tickets go on sale this week: students $6, adults $10 and children and thespians $3. This is a show you won't want to miss.

FIDM Fashion Club would like to invite you to Senora Luna's room G204 on Wednesday October 31st to get a cut or scar by the club members using theatrical make up! The price will range from 50¢ to $1. Along with your new accessory enjoy a treat while getting into the Halloween spirit! See you there!!

Homecoming pictures are here. Stop by the activities office to pick yours up if you ordered them.

Class of 2014: We will be having a meeting at lunch on Wednesday in Mrs. Wells' room.

Chess club meeting in E-211, Thurday, November 1, 11:15 sharp.

Art Club members... remember to bring scary foods for our Halloween Party on Wednesday

Staff and students, Spanish Club has an altar on display at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for the Dia de los Muertos exhibit and celebration. Go check it out to take part in this cultural experience and support your Spanish Club. The exhibit will be on display until November 9.

COUNSELING:

There will be an admissions officer from New Mexico State University today at lunch and an Army recruiter on Tuesday at lunch in front of F-Hall. Come out and get information about some of your future options!
A friendly reminder that CNM's spring 2013 schedule is available online at www.cnm.edu. Returning Dual Credit students can log into their myCNM account - click on the Registration / Grades tab to see their registration date and time. Nov. 26th is when all students can register. See your Academy Counselor if you have more question about Dual Credit.
ATHLETICS:

Good morning Hawks fans! We will be presenting the 2013 Seniors at Senior Night on November 2nd at 6:15pm at Milne Stadium for the Hawks/Storm game!! We would like for all their fans to attend and show their appreciation to the Seniors for all their hard work, dedication, and commitment they have given to the Volcano Vista Football Program! Remember this is the last season you will see them in a Hawks uniform (tears rolling down my face)! Be there early, bring your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors, your family, just bring everyone and show the Seniors just how much we love them! (Still crying)
Volleyball plays Cleveland in the Ring of Fire at 6:30.
Boys Basketball Tryouts are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, November 5th and 6th from 6 – 8pm in the gym. A complete physical is required in order to tryout.

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[californiadisasters] California Fire Situation Report (10/29/12)



The weekly low-down from CAL FIRE: http://youtu.be/ORNR7-SXNss

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[californiadisasters] OCFA Deploying 3 Overhead Personnel From USAR Cal Task Force-5



The Orange Fire Authority has deployed three overhead personnel from USAR California Task Force -5, Orange County California.

The Orange County Fire Authority has deployed three overhead personnel from FEMA/USAR California Task Force -5, Orange County, CA, in support of Hurricane Sandy.

One Battalion Chief has been deployed to Washington DC working as a Branch Director on the White Incident Support Team (IST).

One Fire Captain has been deployed as a Logistics Specialist currently working in New Jersey

One Firefighter/Paramedic has been deployed as a Logistics Specialist currently working in Virginia

California Task Force-5 (Orange County) has not been deployed or otherwise put on alert. We will be monitoring the situation, but we do not anticipate deployment of the team or any other personnel at this time.

All other questions for specific information should be referred to FEMA and the Joint Information Center for the incident.

http://www.fema.gov/blog-newsroom-videos-photos
For other important safety information, please call (714) 573-6200 or visit www.ocfa.org

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The Orange County Fire Authority is a joint powers authority that serves more than 1.8 million residents
in 23 cities and the unincorporated areas of the county.

Orange County Fire Authority
Captain Marc Stone /PIO
1 Fire Authority Rd.
Irvine, CA 92602
(714) 573-6201
(714) 319-4657 mobile

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[californiadisasters] South Ops News & Notes Update (10/30/12-7PM)



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10/30

1900

Southern California GACC is sending five Type I crews to the Eastern Area (New York and Pennsylvania) for hurricane relief.

Source: http://gacc.nifc.gov/oscc/predictive/intelligence/news_notes/index.htm

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[californiadisasters] Fire Weather Watch - NorCal (10/30/12-AM)



...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WEDNESDAY...    .LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ON THURSDAY.  AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS COMBINED  WITH LOW HUMIDITY MAY CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS  ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN NEVADA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING.    NVZ450-311200-  /O.NEW.KREV.FW.A.0019.121031T1800Z-121101T0300Z/  WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT-  1014 AM PDT TUE OCT 30 2012    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH  WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE WESTERN  NEVADA SIERRA FRONT...    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER  WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM  WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.    * AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 450 WESTERN NEVADA SIERRA FRONT.    * WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.    * HUMIDITY...9 TO 15 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON.    * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL    CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...    A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS  ARE POSSIBLE. CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES AND POSSIBLE RED  FLAG WARNINGS.    &&    $$    HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO
Source: http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sto&wwa=fire%20weather%20watch

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[californiadisasters] [LAFD] After Sandy, The 9 Steps of Flood Recovery



Like you, we've looked on with admiration as our friends and colleagues along the U.S. east coast face the challenge of Hurricane Sandy. While the Los Angeles Fire Department and other California agencies have been honored to deploy Incident Management Staff to assist, there is much that *each of us* can do to help those effected by this monumental storm. One such way involves personal recovery from flood and storm water damage, another our collective support of disaster relief agencies:
  • For the Nine Steps of Flood Recovery, we've attached a helpful document we hope you will share. Full details are also on-line: http://bit.ly/9-steps-of-flood-recovery
  • To learn how you and others can directly support agencies active in disaster *right now*, please visit this vetted roster: http://bit.ly/nvoad 

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Though your home and contents may at first appear hopeless after a flood or mudslide, many of your belongings can be restored. If you do things right, your flooded home can be cleaned, dried out, rebuilt and reoccupied sooner than you think!

Play it safe. The dangers are not over when the water recedes. Your home's foundation, walls or ceilings may have weakened, the electrical system may have suffered damage - or floodwaters may have left behind things that can make you sick.

The Nine Steps of Flood Recovery: 

Step 1. Take Care of Yourself First
    Protect yourself from stress, fatigue and health hazards. If you need food, clothing, shelter or referral to health care and social services call 2-1-1. To determine if you are eligible for federal government assistance visit DisasterAssistance.gov. To contact specific agencies:
Step 2. Give Your Home First Aid
    If evacuated, return home only when authorities indicate it is safe to do so. Dangers do not end when floodwaters recede. If there is any doubt about safety, have your residence inspected by a qualified building inspector or structural engineer before entering. Once certain it is safe to go inside, proceed carefully. Your damaged home is no place for small children or pets. While working to protect your home from further harm, be certain to maintain personal hygeine and use appropriate safety gear such as boots, rubber gloves and goggles. Don't hesitate to ask for help!
Step 3. Get Organized
    Document every loss and expense. Take photos, keep receipts and contact your Insurance Agent. Some things are not worth repairing and other things may be too complicated or expensive to do by yourself. A recovery plan can take these things into account and help you make the most of your time and money.
Step 4. Dry Out Your Home
    Floodwaters damage materials, leaving mud, silt and contaminants that can promote the growth of mold. You need to thoroughly dry your home to reduce these hazards and the damage they cause.
Step 5. Restore the Utilities
    Your work will be much easier if you have heat, electricity, clean water, and sewage disposal. We suggest these services be inspected and safely restored only by on-site utility workers, as quickly as possible.
Step 6. Clean Up
    Official documents and family treasures can often be preserved with special care. Throw away food, including canned goods contaminated by flood water. Any flooded part of your home or household item that contacted floodwater should be thoroughly washed and disinfected. When in doubt, throw it out! Don't risk injury or infection.
Step 7. Check on Financial Assistance
Step 8. Rebuild and Floodproof
    Take time to rebuild with safety in mind. Make improvements that will protect your building from the next flood and other likely disasters. Never rush into settlements or contracts. Get bids and opinions only from reputable, established firms willing to provide clear proof of license, training and insurance. Don't hesitate to ask for multiple references and inspect previous work.
Step 9. Prepare for the Next Flood

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Attachment: Repairing_Your_Flooded_Home.pdf 


Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service, 

Brian Humphrey
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[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (October 30)



1996: An early season winter-like storm system brought heavy rain to the Valley, heavy snow to the Sierra and post-frontal severe storms to the Valley as well.
Grant Grove received 24" of snow, a record storm total for the month of October at this location.
Edison Lake received 27" and Shaver Lake 15".
An F0 tornado touched down near Fresno and there were a few reports of half-inch diameter hail in Fresno.

1996: 24" of snow fell at Mammoth Lakes Ranger Station.

1992: Four funnel clouds were spotted in the Valley: one each in Coalinga and Avenal and 2 in Lemoore.

1972: Coldest low on record in Fresno during the month of October is set, 27°.

1971: The low temperature was 19° in Paso Robles, 35° Pismo Beach, 43° in San Diego, 33° in Borrego Springs, and 21° in Victorville, each the lowest temperature on record for October.

1971: Coldest minimum on record for the month of October in Bakersfield, 29°.
Lodgepole saw its' coldest minimum on record, 1°.

1933: 16.3" of snow fell at Tahoe City.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno & San Diego

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Re: [Geology2] Mass Extinction Study Provides Lessons for Modern World



Well it seems to me they are not taking into account the proximity and directivity of the impact relative to North America.... the damned thing came in at an angle from the south-southeast and directed its atmosphere-enveloping fireball north-northwestward as a result so guess what would happen to food-webs in that direction? Cooked well-done!

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 3:04 AM, Lin Kerns <linkerns@gmail.com> wrote:
 



This illustration depicts the food web for ecological groups in the late Cretaceous Period as reported in a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Each ecological group includes a set of species that share the same set of potential predators and prey. Silhouettes show iconic members of each group. Arrows show who eats whom. (Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Mitchell, Peter Roopnarine and Kenneth Angielczyk)

Mass Extinction Study Provides Lessons for Modern World

ScienceDaily (Oct. 29, 2012) — The Cretaceous Period of Earth history ended with a mass extinction that wiped out numerous species, most famously the dinosaurs. A new study now finds that the structure of North American ecosystems made the extinction worse than it might have been. Researchers at the University of Chicago, the California Academy of Sciences and the Field Museum of Natural History will publish their findings Oct. 29 online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The mountain-sized asteroid that left the now-buried Chicxulub impact crater on the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is almost certainly the ultimate cause of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, which occurred 65 million years ago. Nevertheless, "Our study suggests that the severity of the mass extinction in North America was greater because of the ecological structure of communities at the time," noted lead author Jonathan Mitchell, a Ph.D. student of UChicago's Committee on Evolutionary Biology.

Mitchell and his co-authors, Peter Roopnarine of the California Academy of Sciences and Kenneth Angielczyk of the Field Museum, reconstructed terrestrial food webs for 17 Cretaceous ecological communities. Seven of these food webs existed within two million years of the Chicxulub impact and 10 came from the preceding 13 million years.

The findings are based on a computer model showing how disturbances spread through the food web. Roopnarine developed the simulation to predict how many animal species would become extinct from a plant die-off, a likely consequence of the impact.

"Our analyses show that more species became extinct for a given plant die-off in the youngest communities," Mitchell said. "We can trace this difference in response to changes in a number of key ecological groups such as plant-eating dinosaurs like Triceratops and small mammals."

The results of Mitchell and his colleagues paint a picture of late Cretaceous North America in which pre-extinction changes to food webs -- likely driven by a combination of environmental and biological factors -- results in communities that were more fragile when faced with large disturbances.

"Besides shedding light on this ancient extinction, our findings imply that seemingly innocuous changes to ecosystems caused by humans might reduce the ecosystems' abilities to withstand unexpected disturbances," Roopnarine said.

The team's computer model describes all plausible diets for the animals under study. In one run, Tyrannosaurus might eat only Triceratops, while in another it eats only duck-billed dinosaurs, and in a third it might eat a more varied diet. This stems from the uncertainty regarding exactly what Cretaceous animals ate, but this uncertainty actually worked to the study's benefit.

"Using modern food webs as guides, what we have discovered is that this uncertainty is far less important to understanding ecosystem functioning than is our general knowledge of the diets and the number of different species that would have had a particular diet," Angielczyk said.

Data derived from modern food webs helped the simulations account for such phenomena as how specialized animals tend to be, or how body size relates to population size and thus their probability of extinction.

The researchers also selected for their study a large number of specific food webs from all the specific webs possible in their general framework and evaluated how this sample of webs respond to a perturbation, such as the death of plants. They used the same relationships and assumptions to create food webs across all of the different sites, which means the differences between sites just stem from differences in the data rather than from the simulation itself. This makes the simulation a fundamentally comparative method, Roopnarine noted.

"We aren't trying to say that a given ecosystem was fragile, but instead that a given ecosystem was more or less fragile than another," he said.

The computer models showed that if the asteroid hit during the 13 million years preceding the latest Cretaceous communities, there almost certainly would still have been a mass extinction, but one that likely would have been less severe in North America.

Most likely a combination of changing climate and other environmental factors caused some types of animals to become more or less diverse in the Cretaceous, the researchers concluded. In their paper they suggest that the drying up of a shallow sea that covered part of North America may have been one of the main factors leading to the observed changes in diversity.

The study provides no evidence that the latest Cretaceous communities were on the verge of collapse before the asteroid hit. "The ecosystems collapsed because of the asteroid impact, and nothing in our study suggests that they would not have otherwise continued on successfully," Mitchell said. "Unusual circumstances, such as the after-effects of the asteroid impact, were needed for the vulnerability of the communities to become important."

The study has implications for modern conservation efforts, Angielczyk observed.

"Our study shows that the robustness or fragility of an ecosystem under duress depends very much on both the number of species present, as well as the types of species," he said, referring to their ecological function. The study also shows that more is not necessarily better, because simply having many species does not insure against ecosystem collapse.

"What you have is also important," Angelczyk said. "It is therefore critical that conservation efforts pay attention to ecosystem functioning and the roles of species in their communities as we continue to degrade our modern ecosystems."



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Journal Reference:

  1. Jonathan S. Mitchell, Peter D. Roopnarine, and Kenneth D. Angielczyk. Late Cretaceous restructuring of terrestrial communities facilitated the End-Cretaceous mass extinction in North America. PNAS, October 29, 2012 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1202196109

University of Chicago (2012, October 29). Mass extinction study provides lessons for modern world. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 30, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2012/10/121029154249.htm
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[Geology2] Message to tsunami_warning group not approved



So why would this message not be approved given it is about tsunamis and that group is about dead and needs all the viable content it can get? Am I the only one whom finds that quite curious?

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Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:38:58 -0700
Subject: Update On the Debris From the Japan Tsunami
*Update On the Debris From the Japan Tsunami*

By Mark Jackson

The devastating 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on
March 11, 2011, costing over 16,000 lives and injuring over 6,000 people,
continues to leave its mark even today. Debris that was washed away into
the Pacific Ocean has been gradually drifting away from Japan and is
showing up on the western shores and in the coastal waters of North America
– including here in California. The Japanese government estimates that the
tsunami swept about 5 million tons of debris into the ocean. Of that,
approximately 70 percent sank off shore, leaving 1.5 million tons floating.
The debris is also no longer in mass as one large debris patch; rather, it
is scattered about the North Pacific. Items that are con-firmed to be from
the Japan tsunami have been as small as a soccer ball, or as large as a
floating pier, or even a vessel. You might wonder if the debris is
radioactive. Experts believe it is "highly unlikely" that any of the debris
is radioactive.
NOAA's Marine Debris Program plays a crucial role in tracking, identifying,
and reporting marine debris that is a result of the Japan tsunami. NOAA is
working with state and local partners, along with other federal agencies to
ultimately reduce the impacts to our natural resources and coastal
communities. Using at-sea observation data from aircraft, satellite, and
vessels, NOAA continues to collect and model the debris movement.
You can actually help NOAA in its effort. Even though in some cases it's
extremely difficult to identify the marine debris as coming from the
tsunami since debris washes up on the Pacific Coast all the time, in other
cases it can be quite obvious. In cases where there is clear identification
– such as an item with Japanese writing – it's very important that it be
reported to NOAA. If any debris is sighted or found, and most importantly
tsunami debris, you can send an email to DisasterDebris@noaa.gov, with as
much infor-mation as possible (such as location, date and time found, any
relevant descriptions) provided in the email. Or, you can download and use
a Marine Debris Tracker app devel-oped by NOAA in cooperation with the
Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative. You can either go to
http://www.marinedebris.engr.uga.edu/, or find the app in the iTunes App
store or Google Play.
For comprehensive information on the Japan tsunami debris, and other
helpful information on marine debris, just visit
http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/tsunamidebris/.

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Re: [Geology2] Need to laugh? Read this:



That is not possible!

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM, Lin Kerns <linkerns@gmail.com> wrote:
 

You realize, of course, that we both watch far too much sci-fi. lol


On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@gmail.com> wrote:
 

How could it be fake? It's just a Lemurian ship headed back to base... they have another one underneath Mt. Shasta..... and of course quartz crystals with growth lines are actually "record-keepers" of ancient catastrophes as recorded by the "Lemurians". ;-p



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Normally, I wouldn't send such drivel, but this is so obvious that it's hilarious; and these people take it so seriously... including the "expert" opinion. GADS. This is a HOOT!

UFO descends into live volcano in Mexico

  • Weird News
  • October 28, 2012
  • By: Tracey Parece

A UFO descended into a live volcano in Mexico, and the amazing event was caught on camera. According to an Oct. 27, 2012 report, this recent event took place over the Popocatepeti Volcano where a glowing, tubular unidentified flying object was seen slowing entering the mouth of the lava-spewing crater.

StephenHannardADGUK and Alien Disclosure Group called it " ... an incredible UFO event over the Popocatepeti Volcano in Mexico," and noted "The volcano has been a UFO hotspot for years with hundreds of sightings."

The UFO footage that shows the object enter the volcano even made the local news in Mexico. However, just because the video made the news doesn't automatically make everyone a believer. Some comments on YouTube predictably suggest that the UFO video is a fake. However, other comments support the report of the unidentified flying object over the Popocatepeti Volcano and even offer additional details about the incident.

UFO descends into live volcano
Video: UFO descends into live volcano
Click above to watch.

For example, one commenter provided dimensions of the object: "The estimated size of this object is 1Km by 200 meters or around 3,200 ft long, and 600 ft wide" while another added these helpful details: "There was a big explosion before it produced an ash plume rising 2 km and caused ash fall up to 7 cm thick."

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