Solar-Flare Surprise: Pure Hydrogen Shot at Earth

From Fox News:

A surprising solar flare sent a stream of pure hydrogen at Earth.

“We’ve detected a stream of perfectly intact hydrogen atoms shooting out of an X-class solar flare,” said researcher Richard Mewaldt of Caltech. “If we can understand how these atoms were produced, we’ll be that much closer to understanding solar flares.”

Solar flares occur when the sun’s twisted magnetic fields suddenly release their stored energy.

The energy jolts are classified into three categories, with X-class solar flares being major events that can trigger radio blackouts around the world and long-lasting radiation storms in the upper atmosphere.

(M-class are medium-sized flares and C-class are small flares with few consequences on Earth.)

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U.S. Fails to Withstand Mock Cyberattack

We abuse and use the Internet all the time, but this story, important to us all was not pushed by the “lame stream media” hence I am. I may not have enough time to blog all the “day”, but I will try to keep you’ll informed when I can, between the blog and my radio show. So read on “Macbeth”.

From Fox News:

We’re not ready.

That’s the disheartening conclusion reached by the organizers of a mock cyberattack on the United States, reports Reuters.

Details were sketchy, but participants told the news agency that the exercise exposed serious security gaps in leadership, preparedness and communications.

“We’re way behind where we need to be now,” said Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I. “This is equivalent in my mind to before September 11 … we were awakened to the threat on the morning after September 11.”

The two-day “cyberwar” simulation involved 230 government agencies, private companies and other groups.

It ran through what would happen if overseas hackers launched massive attacks during a national crisis — as happened in Estonia last year during a wave of ethnic violence, and again in Georgia during the brief Russian invasion this August.

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Update on the Mountain from the Uncooperative Wife

First; Merry Christmas from my family to your. Second, I have been so busy that it has been hard to blog on a regular basis. We have finally gotten the snow and winter weather we deserve. Well come on everyone; we live on a Mountain. And with that comes work. All our snowmobiles are ready to go, and I will be going down the Mountain on one for work next week. Brian got real sick this weekend his Fibromyalgia kicked in and we got all that snow so I took off to be a nurse to him. I’m a nurse to everybody else it was time to heal my man. Besides, I needed this. So, here I go blogging again. Or not; as my life goes.

Condoleezza Rice Defends War, Praises Clinton as Successor

As a woman I must say this really makes me sick. Screw Killary I would be saying as I left office. Good luck to you bbbbb. But because of the feminist movement,(which i have come to question and detest)she cannot say what she wants to say publicly. Then again, Miss Rice is more of a Lady than Hitlery will ever be.

From Fox News

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday she regrets the U.S. relied on flawed intelligence as the basis for going to war in Iraq and took partial responsibility for mismanaging the post-invasion occupation.

As eight years of the Bush administration come to a close, the president and now one of his longest-serving advisers are acknowledging mistakes in Iraq while steadfastly defending the war and Saddam Hussein’s overthrow.

“While it’s fine to go back and say what might we have done differently, the truth of the matter is we don’t have that luxury,” Rice said in a broadcast interview.

“I would give anything to be able to go back and to know precisely what we were going to find when we were there. But that isn’t the way that these things work,” Rice said “And I still believe that the overthrow of Saddam Hussein is going to turn out to be a great strategic achievement.”

You’ll have to read the “rest of the story” to get my irony and frustration on how women are looked at, treated, or “not treated. Come on girls judge me, I dare you.
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For Utah vets, Pearl Harbor memories still vivid

Yes, It’s Pearl Harbor Day, and the first part of this article is near and dear to me, because I am a Registered Nurse.

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Twenty-one times the bell tolled, once for each Utah serviceman who gave his life defending his country during the surprise Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor 67 years ago.

It was a quiet Sunday morning on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes suddenly appeared in the sky over the U.S. Navy’s Hawaiian base, bombing and torpedoing most of America’s Pacific fleet in an attack that would draw the country into World War II.

For the Utahns who survived the attack, memories of that day are still vivid — the carnage on Battleship Row where the USS Arizona burned, the bravery of their comrades who fought back and others who rose up in quiet valor against the assault.

Utahn Bob Pierce, of Providence, nursing a broken ankle from a baseball game, was outside the base hospital and on his way to church when he saw the first Japanese plane overhead.

“At first, I thought it was a mock attack,” Pierce said, addressing a small crowd that had gathered Sunday for the annual memorial service held by the Utah chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. “It quickly became apparent, though, that wasn’t the case.”

One memory stands out for him. It is the image of the hospital’s nurses who were housed in a Quonset hut near the hospital. As the sound of exploding bombs thundered all around, the nurses began spilling out of the hut’s doors.

“They were all in a tizzy and didn’t know what to do,” Pierce said, adding that just a few minutes later the first flat-bed truck showed up with wounded. ” The moment they saw the bodies, everything changed. They didn’t hesitate a moment. They knew what needed to be done.”

Please read the rest; there is something for everyone to remember at this time. Folks there is truth in the saying “somethings change and some things stay the same” 911 comes to mind. Go with God all our brave soldiers.
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The Uncooperative Wife is back

Sorry folks for neglecting ya all for the past few week. Life always seems to get in the way, but I realize this is part of my life as well. Which means I need to pay attention to it. I got Brian the Uncooperative radio show host hooked on blogging, back in the day. But he is way too busy now and I have been handed the torch. Ironic huh? Well hopefully I will be as entertaining and half way reliable. Oh and make sure to tune into our Radio Show, Ok, the plug was made so lets begin at the end of 20Technorati Tags: , 08.