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Solar Summer 2015

Solar flares  are bursts of high-energy radiation that cannot get through Earth's atmosphere to affect people on the ground. However, extremely powerful flares can have impacts higher up, triggering temporary radio blackouts and radiation storms that could endanger orbiting astronauts. Flares are often accompanied by explosions of superheated solar plasma called coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Potent CMEs that hit Earth can spawn geomagnetic storms powerful enough to disrupt radio signals, GPS communications and power grids. CMEs also often supercharge the beautiful auroral displays known as the northern and southern lights. http://www.space.com/28799-biggest-solar-flares-2015-sun-photos.html Stephen Hawking believes he’s solved a huge mystery about black holes On Tuesday, famed physicist Stephen Hawking presented new theories on black holes to a crowd of esteemed scientists and members of the media at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Hawk

Emma and the Fashion Industry

It's been about a year since she  founded  the gender equality movement # HeforShe  and Emma Watson is still talking about sexism and its impact on women's daily lives. In a new video, Emma speaks out about issues within the fashion industry, inviting several famous designers to share their thoughts on the topic as well.  During the video, Watson discusses her thoughts on gender equality and asks questions to heavy fashion moguls from Jonathan Saunders to Stella McCartney on what they believe are the biggest struggles in the fashion world that are faced by women today.  Watson also calls out the fashion world and asks fashion icons point blank if they are a feminist. Watch the video to see how the stunning and poise Watson grew into a young lady who’s on a mission to make a change and bring justice for all in fashion.

Nightmare Death

Night Terror AXIS I: 307.46 The rare sleep disorder goes by many names: night terrors, sleep terrors, pavor nocturnus, or AXIS I: 307.46 (The DSM’s code). It remains a medical mystery. What medical researchers do know is that night terrors are caused by an over-arousal of the central nervous system (CNS) during sleep. In children, this may be the result of the CNS still maturing — it has long been believed that the CNS’s maturation process ends in early childhood (although several recent studies suggest it may continue to develop through around age 25). Medical Experts Seek Clues to 'Nightmare Deaths' That Strike Male Asian Refugees January 11, 1987|LARRY DOYLE | United Press International Since April, 1983 ...at least 130 Southeast Asian refugees have left this world in essentially the same way. They cried out in their sleep. And then they died. Medical authorities call this Asian Death Syndrome. The refugees have various names for it, one of them being Ni

September is Rising
Marketing New Titles?

Marketing for authors is a larger job than most realize. In this post I've gathered some decent articles to get you up to speed and to offer insights you may not have considered.

How to Read like a Writer

Aspiring writers are told -- with good reason -- to read everything they can get their hands on. Reading familiarizes you with the shape of the genre you want to write in and its conventions and clichés; it gives you ideas for new stories; it sharpens your sense of what is good writing and what isn't. It's true that if you read enough, you'll naturally absorb a great deal of what you need to know. But there may come times when you despair of your ability to ever do a certain thing right, whether it's characterization or combat, and in times like those, it can be useful to study what you read more intensively.

Bernie Sanders on Racial Physical Violence in the United States

PHYSICAL VIOLENCE from his speech given in Portland OR Crime PERPETRATED BY THE STATE Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Samuel DuBose. We know their names. Each of them died unarmed at the hands of police officers or in police custody. The chants are growing louder. People are angry and they have a right to be angry. We should not fool ourselves into thinking that this violence only affects those whose names have appeared on TV or in the newspaper. African Americans are twice as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with the police.

Westpoint Terrorism Study: 400% rise in Rightwing Violence since 2007

POLICY CONSIDERATIONS IN COMBATING TERRORISM: DECISIONs regarding Right Wing risk and UNCERTAINTY  Author(s): Michele L. Malvesti west point  The Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point is pleased to announce a new release as part of its Occasional Paper Series entitled “Policy Considerations in Combating Terrorism: Decision-Making Under Conditions of Risk and Uncertainty,” by CTC Senior Fellow Michele L. Malvesti.

Sanders Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, August 7, 2015   WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that he will support  an agreement that the United States and other nations negotiated with Iran to limit its nuclear program. Sanders issued a statement after a telephone conversation on Friday with President Barack Obama, who addressed some of Sanders’ concerns.  The senator first publicly discussed his intention to vote for the agreement in an interview with John Dickerson of CBS News, which will be broadcast Sunday on “Face the Nation.” “The test of a great nation is not how many wars it can engage in, but how it can resolve international conflicts in a peaceful manner,” Sanders said in the statement.

Debate Score Card

 The top 10 candidates vying for the Republican nomination for president gathered in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 election cycle. (The other seven candidates debated earlier in the evening.) The Fox News moderators had a challenging job, given the number of contenders competing for camera time and the unpredictable presence of the current front-runner, Donald Trump. This is an important event and this run for office of President for 2016 is heavy with historic meaning. Fifty years from now, our great grand kids are going to learn in school about this period, and they will not be learning about the ISIS, or the Iran Deal or even Obama. What they will be focused on for this period of ten years is how Congress was allowed to operate in the manner they have -- and hopefully the laws we have passed ensuring it can not happen again.

Let's Say You're Right

Against the Iran Deal? let's say you're right. All of your points absolutely correct. All of them. After the United States when into Iran and took over their legal and democratic government, we put in charge a dictatorship which ruled up to the 80s by terror and torture. Tens of thousands of people were murdered by the man we put in power. Then... We told the world, flat out we will not adhere to the World Court, that we do not see the treaties we signed agreeing to adhere to the Court -- as valid -- and we blocked the UN from enforcing the Court's decisions. Then Reagan admitted to the world his goal was to remove the government of Nicaragua by military action. -- confessing Terrorism. Reagan NEW YORK TIMES

The Facts of the Iran Deal

Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program Below are the key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program that were decided in Lausanne, Switzerland. These elements form the foundation upon which the final text of the JCPOA will be written , and reflect the significant progress that has been made in discussions between the P5+1, the European Union, and Iran. Important implementation details are still subject to  negotiation, and nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.

Are Christians Learning Yet?

In the 1980s and '90s, the power of the religious right was a defining feature of American politics. Ronald Reagan, a Republican, famously told a group of conservative Christians that "you can't endorse me, but I endorse you," the type of flattery that nearly gave his audience the vapors. Bill Clinton, a Democrat, ran for president making rhetorical concessions on the issue of abortion (it should be "safe, legal, and rare"), and while in office he signed the Defense of Marriage Act and made school uniforms a cause célèbre. 

Why The Lie?

Question: Why do Christians have no problem with lies, falsehoods and deception? Maybe it's you don't wish to look further than the convenient answer .. Example:

The Terrorism of the Day

Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 15 June 1813 To John Adams Monticello June 15. 13. Dear Sir I wrote you a  letter on the 27 th  of May , which probably would reach you about the 3 d  inst. and on the 9 th  I recieved  yours of the 29 th  of May . of Lindsay’s Memoirs I had never before heard, & scarcely indeed of himself. it could not therefore but be unexpected that two letters of mine should have any thing to do with his life. the name of his  editor  was new to me, & certainly presents itself, for the first time, under unfavorable circumstances. religion, I suppose, is the scope of his book: and that a writer on that subject should usher himself to the world in the very act of the grossest abuse of confidence, by publishing private letters which passed between two friends, with no views to

Anonymous Hacked the Sheriffs for Sandra

It seems that Anonymous Hacked the Sheriffs for Sandra Bland. They report something disturbingly close to my conclusions, only it has a much deeper repercussion value. I've been pressing the Sheriffs and the Media for a Time of Death from the coroner. The first autopsy has not been released, only the follow up from the next day. My working theory is that Sandra was dead prior to 7:30am that morning. Anonymous made this statement after their Sheriff hack -- far more disturbing "Greetings Waller County Sheriff Department, Are you ready for August 8th? Do you think the city police is ready? Well we are ready. On July 10, 2015, unnecessary force of action was used against Sandra Bland when she was arrested over a minor traffic stop. Officer Encinia used excessive force causing injuries to Sandra which led to her death." This is the rest of their message: