Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Updates - Prepare
Stay Safe

  Winter Storm Caly a Cross-Country Snowstorm
Forecast to Blanket the West, Midwest and Northeast Into Early Next Week

Not that snow was predicted in Brooklyn, but this morning was the first times since last winter that I moved my shade just enough to peek out and see if there was snow on the ground. Nothing. I hope you are safe and braced for winter.

Earth is now fully inside a stream of solar wind flowing from a large coronal hole on the sun. The buffeting action of the stream is causing intermittent auroras around the Arctic Circle - some of them quite bright. "We had a fantastic display in northern Sweden," reports Oliver Wright, who sends this picture from Abisko National Park -

The Changing Political Climate This Week

The old ways are collapsing ...

South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader Park Geun-hye   BBC - December 9, 2016

Geert Wilders, the far-right contender to become the next prime minister of the Netherlands, was convicted today of inciting discrimination for saying in 2014 that the country would be safer with fewer Moroccans.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resigns

Ghana elections: Long queues in tight presidential poll

Widespread discontent with the political establishment will weigh on elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands in 2017.

Brexit unexpectedly happened and people wonder what's next.

Against all odds and experience Trump was elected and nothing will ever be the same - Billionaires and People of Power. Jim Cramer Remix: Trump just changed the world forever   CNBC - December 9, 2016

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key surprised the nation by retiring.

After Fidel Castro's death, Cuba and Venezuela may turn to each other for political survival.

And the list goes on ...

John Glenn was a US Senator from Ohio (December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999). In 1976 he was a candidate for the Democratic vice presidential nomination. However, Glenn's keynote address at the Democratic National Convention failed to impress the delegates and the nomination went to Walter Mondale. Glenn also ran for the 1984 Democratic presidential nomination.

July 18, 1921 - December 8, 2016

John Glenn

  John Glenn Google Videos

American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and US Senator from Ohio

I'm not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: 'live-acy.' I'm more interested in living.

The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to
advance the kind of science, math and technology education that
will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.

John Glenn Quotes 1

John Glenn Quotes 2


The fundamental core of reality is writing on 2D flat sheets

Giorgio at AlienCon October 28, 2016 - "Is the world flat?" - (2 hours)

The Universe Is Flat - Now What?   Live Science - December 8, 2016