New Extended Flyover of Giant Sinkhole: “We are finding that things actually look a bit worse” (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Published: January 26th, 2013 at 8:51 pm ET
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Title: 20130126 – Bayou Corne OWOC Flyover
Source: On Wings of Care
Photos & Video: Brayton Matthews of Flightline First at New Orleans’ Lakefront Airport
Date: January 26, 2013

Five weeks after our last update of December 24 on the Bayou Corne sinkhole, we are finding that things actually look a bit worse. The water levels seems higher, and the work efforts appear to have subsided. Equipment has been removed, and the homes to the west and northwest of the sinkhole look seriously unpopulated. The recent seismic activity has people and the government concerned [...]

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Published: January 26th, 2013 at 8:51 pm ET
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77 comments to New Extended Flyover of Giant Sinkhole: “We are finding that things actually look a bit worse” (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

  • Tkayshakur Tkayshakur

    Talk to me people, what's the 411?!?!?!?!?! I think we got a stage five get the fuck out of dodge for a few weeks and let it dissapate over time…..no sense in dickin' around the gapping toxic hole when we all know earth will make just about anything dilute or wash away in due time.


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    • FREEDOMROX

      Yes, but earth is getting so much help, Tkayshakur. So much help in healing.

      Louisiana Sinkhole Updates, Technology, and Theory
      http://freedomrox.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/louisiana-sinkhole-updates-technology-and-theory/


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      • Cisco Cisco

        FDRX…I read your article "Louisiana Sinkhole Updates, Technology, and Theory" 2X, Excellent! It's a must read for anyone regularly following the Bayou Corne environmental disaster. Although no one can predict what the end point will be, there are some who see the possibility of a domino effect, the collapsing of multiple adjacent caverns is likely.

        With those adjacent caverns and the spider web of gas and oil transmission lines crossing and crisscrossing over and next to the dome, the severing of those gas lines and 1 or 2 collapsing cavern releases of butane, propane and/or LNG, could set the stage for an explosion that would dwarf the Brenham, TX gas explosion… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpYIvyCXv9w.

        BTW…The resulting and eventual miles long toxic lake wouldn’t be good for fishin’, either. Thank your government and your local politicians for protecting you; you and your friends voted for them.


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        • FREEDOMROX

          @Cisco, thank you. There are probabilities and possibilities. Just what you show in the YT Vid of Brenham, Texas has been one of my greatest fears from the seismic events.
          When Gulf South wants to abandon the Salt Dome, then people should take notice!


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        • Thad

          Cisco-
          pipeline explosion not storage
          BTW there is no miles long toxic lake–

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpYIvyCXv9w


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          • FREEDOMROX

            @Thad. I disagree. Pipelines are all over the area of the Salt Dome, and has been a major concern all along. Even the wellhead/caver transfer system are pipelines and are vulnerable to seismic disturbances. Remember the earlier Brenham explosion that killed alittle boy in 1992.

            Gas Explosion Tears Through Texas Pastures
            http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/08/us/gas-explosion-tears-through-texas-pastures.html

            "A six-year-old boy was killed and at least 13 people were injured today in an explosion that apparently resulted from a leak of a large amount of liquefied petroleum gas from a pipeline outside this east central Texas town.

            The officials investigating the explosion said the gas appeared to have seeped from a pipeline that feeds an underground salt dome storage cavern. In the still morning air a substantial quantity of the gas is believed to have collected at the bottom of a small valley, where it was ignited at about 7:15."

            Also, you are wrong about the contamination of TDC's and TDS's, Ethane, Benzine, etc, etc. not being transmitted over long distances east, west, and especially south towards Lake Verret, all the way to the GOM. The booms do not screen anything out except heavy liquids, such as oil, but do nothing for lighter hydrocarbons and TB has been fined for this twice already.

            There was easily two to three weeks these high waters communicated this toxic stew, and possibly still is, although hopefully flood waters have subsided.


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          • Cisco Cisco

            Thad…"the miles long toxic lake" I refer to is my vision of what's to become of the Bayou Corne sinkhole, or more accurately named, a dome collapse.

            Potentially 2 horrific possibilities…1. massive explosion and biological poisoning from severed gas lines, and/or both, 2. massive explosion and biological poisoning from cavern(s) collapse and gas release.

            FDRX…thanks for the details to Thad of cavern associated with Brenham, TX disaster. When you start to peel back the layers of the onion, the stories are all pretty much the same; only the names, dates, and quantities change.


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      • FREEDOMROX

        Texas Brine and RESPEC Tilt and Inclinometer Report and can make anymore sense out of it than I can. I may be reading it incorrectly.
        If not, then…nevermind, let's see what everyone else thinks.

        Texas Brine Update (REPEC) Report
        http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/SITUATION_REPORTS/2013/TexasBrineCoIAP_01212013.pdf


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        • FREEDOMROX

          Ok, well I will try then. What this report indicates to me is that up to the 18th, the inclinometers and water rise on the southwestern edge of the sinkhole funnel signalled a subsidence event. Yet the Seismic Survey went on, and T-Rex was brought in the very next day.

          The level of risk-taking in this is unacceptable, especially when no warning was given to residents.


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    • Ronnie_D.

      In the long term Earth will be fine. The local habitat, flora, fauna, drinking water and humans, not so much. But whatever life is cheap. How's the stock market doing is what matters.


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  • vivvi

    I am just wondering if it would be possible please to supply a crappier quality footage. What did they film this with? A cellphone? Or maybe they just smeared grease all over the lens perhaps? More footage, yes, but it may just as well have been shot through Mr Magoo's glasses. Is it REALLY too hard to take some honest, clear footage of the area, since the thing is not going to go away. I guess when it swallows the highway, it will be much harder to hide what is really going on there, and crappy low grade footage wont hide it then.


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    • richard richard

      yes vivvi, not a great bit of footage, but it does show a few things, besides the overwhelming transition to a lake ;)

      At 0:11, I think there is clearly two more pools beginning, right in centre of screen.

      And also, the trees look grey, for two, three, four times the radius of the current 'lake'.

      I think the different tone of the trees shows they are dying slowly, as the ground below has become more and more foul and possibly ready for collapse. Just my thoughts from the clip.


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    • Pierpont

      V- maybe you've got a problem w/ your vid player or you've been watching too much HD. The quality of this vid on my gear is fine, even at full screen.

      Again I note that the staging area where TB had lots of trucks, and gear, and a drilling rig is completely empty. Swept clean. Bad sign. It'll be under water soon, maybe with that adjacent pump area.

      Maybe they should start fracking while they still got a place to stand on. Once it all sinks, it'll be the last place in America that's not fracked and burping up methane water and fracking suds.


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    • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

      Um,vivi….this flyover was not done by Assumption police Jury but by an independant NON profit agency called On Wings Of Care. they are DEF not trying to hide anything….just the opposite.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WyETiVoKIg

      Wow….like I said, NEVER anything but NEGATIVITY here!!


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      • Pierpont

        @rain
        "Wow….like I said, NEVER anything but NEGATIVITY here!!"

        We're obviously all clinically depressed.

        Can't imagine why. . . the site is about bad news precipitated by greedy, evil people and it naturally attracts those of us who see life as one huge catastrophe in the making.

        So, what's not to be negative about?

        (There was a nice post yesterday about a donut hole in Belgium that actually gave me a pico-Seivert of hope.)


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    • amberlight amberlight

      vivvi, below is a description of what "On Wings of Care" is about. They went online with TWO MINUTES and 15 SECONDS of aerial footage, while government and corporate shills think that an 18 second fly-by shooting will suffice to pacify the restless natives.

      I am grateful to OWOC and rainbeaudais and anyone else going out on their own to record and report what is going on down there. Nearly everyone I talk to here on the west coast has NO idea what I am talking about when I mention Bayou Corne. When I bring up Fukushima, they think it's past history and assume it's all taken care of. Z-z-z-z-z
      _____________________

      On Wings Of Care is a US registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of wildlife, wild habitat, and natural ecosystems; to the sustainable coexistence of them with humans and domestic animals; and to the humane care of domestic animals. (Tax ID# 27-2476681)

      We provide information, education, and services for public benefit by performing and coordinating searches, rescues, transports, surveys, rehabilitation, medical and veterinary treatment, and scientific research — in flight, at sea, and on land.

      We use and support a network of experienced pilots, boat captains, scientists, veterinarians, wildlife specialists, animal rescuers, photographers, and videographers.


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    • FREEDOMROX

      Many have begged them to flyover, and I called yesterday. They were very nice and explained they were already fueled and ready to go. OWOC is doing what the Jindal bunch should be doing as well as BP's! They use a plane, and unless you ever flown one, then you have no idea how difficult it is to stay steady and keep lift.
      I applaud them for their excellent works.

      That being said, I noticed some oil in the far east corner, as well as some water again on the pad. They will need beter fill than that to keep it off.


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  • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

    Enenews….I know everyone thinks we may end up in China soon…..or is it now Japan?

    ;-)


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  • amberlight amberlight

    raineaudais or anyone: What is that jet of liquid being shot out over the sinkhole from the edge of the old pad? Surely they are not trying to remove water from under the pad!?


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    • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

      amberlight, it looks to me like the pad is taking on water and that's a line of dusty shell and sand that is flowing in to the water and hung upon a boom. Many of the roads around here are shell roads….white shells, and I'm sure that one had some too mixed with sand.


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      • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

        @ 1:19 you can see the boom that the powdery sand is stacking up against. You can also see what looks like water on the pad to me there too.


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        • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

          Amberlight…..there is a second video, though only 28 seconds,and shows mainly the community, if you look at the very end, you can see water on the pad.

          Looks like water is flowing from the road, through the pad and to the sinkhole and carrying white shell debris with it.

          http://youtu.be/SIXSShNGgB8


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        • amberlight amberlight

          Okay, I see now. Shells. That's why the road coming from hwy 70 into the operation is white. I should know about that, because I've seen crushed shells on side roads in Florida.

          One thing that threw me off in the video was the reflection of the moving clouds making it look like a spray of water at about the minute and a half mark. Thanks for the clarification.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Sinkhole news is in the wrong place here (sorry). And is nothing compared to the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe. Fukushima Daiichi multiple meltdown disaster trumps all, ten-fold. Hair is falling out, teeth are crumbling, many are just starting to have bad effects from this ongoing nuclear disaster. Still in the beginning stages.


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    • Jebus Jebus

      Thank You TheBigPicture,
      I have been wanting to say this for a long time and even though the sinkhole has tremendous implications for the people nearest to it, it is a gnat compared to the hellish catastrophe that is Fukushima and IMHO it detracts from the world waking up to the Nuclear Nightmare.


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      • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

        Jebus,and The Big Picture……then skip right on over us insignificant little 300 people. Why are you wasting your time even clicking on the headline if you know it's not worthy of your time? You probably just wasted 30 seconds of your life you'll never get back……


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        • Jebus Jebus

          It's not about me or you, it's about the distraction from a world event as compared to a local event and how it gives the impression that Fukushima is just another localized industrial screw up. Fukushima has worldwide implications for everyone on this planet. The sinkhole does not, even though it stands to destroy 300+ lives it is no comparison to massive amounts of radionuclides being discharged into our environment for two years and continues to this day. I have empathy for you people, but I have more empathy for the children living in elevated levels of radiation exposure and all of our food supplies being compromised with radionuclides. It is difficult enough to get people to realize what Fukushima means without them seeing so many articles about the sinkhole. Religion and other topics have been elimated from this site just for this very reason.


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          • FREEDOMROX

            So, since it has been proven that radionuclides have been introduced into the area since at least 1994, and into the cavern that 'Fracked Out', and is now poisoning the whole of the lands east, west, and south to the Gulf of Mexico, that it doesn't rate?

            This is much larger than you can imagine. This is the height of hubris. Are you waiting again, for people to start dying, before the alarm is sounded?

            This is on our soils, and it is happening all over the US. It has to stop, or it never will in any far away land, such as Fukushima.

            Just what have you accomplished to end the disaster in Japan? Honestly? Other than to 'inform' over and over and over, with no results…

            We are trying to stop a disaster, beforehand. Progressing slowly, but making headway. May end up the same way as Fuku, but it is past time the people of America, focus on American disasters, before they take on the post de facto component of a Fukushima.

            We all do as we can, and not what other's think we should do.


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          • Pierpont

            It's an interesting position you take, Jebus. The only thing that qualifies as proper content for ENENEWS is:

            1. Fukishima news and,

            2. News that does not "distract" from Fukishima news, which would be anything other than Fukishima news.

            And, your last paycheck came from a company named "Texas Brine," I take it.


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    • FREEDOMROX

      Will ya'll quit making a big deal out of this. Ene Admin made a mistake in placement. Everyone makes mistakes. Cut them some slack. Run a forum for a bit and see how well you do.

      No one is trying to steal FUKU away from you. Yes, it is a disaster, but for anyone to say any other disaster is not WORTHY of any attention and a DIVERSION is pure nonsense!

      Wait until it your horse that has been gored, and we will see if that attitude remains the same.

      I doubt it.


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    • amberlight amberlight

      "Sinkhole news is in the wrong place here…" Can you read the headline, Big Picture? Maybe it's me, but I could swear it says: "New Extended Flyover of Giant Sinkhole" What did you expect when you clicked on the link, information about Fukushima?

      Fukushima is a disaster that can never be fixed, but maybe with enough media exposure Texas Brine and LDNR will be pressured into doing something, if not to stop the dominoes from falling, at least to assist the residents in relocating and give them fair compensation for the loss of their homes.

      What is happening in the Bayou Corne area is VERY relevant to energy news. The three Weird Sisters might as well be named Nuclear, Oil and Gas. ""Fair is foul and foul is fair."


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    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      THANK YOU TheBigPicture,Jebus & amberlight for bringing it up good points! :) As for Admin "sleepin' or slippin' on the job" with the top headline NOT in the correct order-maybe Rupert Murdoch saw the post someone made about ENEnews being in the top 10% of websites and kept writing numbers on the dinner napkin until he found "the price"-LOL!(just kidding admin!,lol)…I hope!!(?) :| ~I just popped back out here to see if that was fixed yet and if there was anything worse than the usual bad news before I catch some ZZZ's~GOOD NITE ALL~


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    • 16Penny 16Penny

      Agreed! The people who remain in the area knowing they have gas escaping out of their yards have made their choice and now wallow in the pity party. I heard claims that they stay because of the peaceful beautiful atmosphere. NEWS FLASH! It's gone! If that is what you are there for then you got left behind.

      The only reason I see to cover this is that the (man made) disaster has implications on the energy industry and the US strategic reserves.

      Remember folks, this is about science here. Cough cough.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    What about these people then, they're being affected in great ways by sinkholes…

    Sinkholes drain millions from Pasco property tax base

    Pasco County has 3,200 properties with evidence of a sinkhole but a repair status listed as "unknown" in property appraiser's records. Many received no repairs or minimal cosmetic fixes.

    Pasco just completed a banner sinkhole year. The property appraiser's office logged 1,808 new sinkholes in 2012, slightly more than the earlier high of 1,781 in 2009.

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/banking/sinkholes-drain-millions-from-pasco-property-tax-base/1272410

    And now insurance is screwing them over…

    Sinkhole insurance deductibles jump from $2500 to $28,000 for Florida homeowners (Photos)

    The earth wobble and earth changes will not lessen, but rather increase as the Pole Shift nears. Sinkholes and other stretch zone incidents will continue to happen with regularity. Insurers know that "something is up with Mother Earth" and have raised their rates accordingly. Citizens’s sinkhole coverage rates have risen from "about $156 to close to $3,650."

    http://www.examiner.com/article/sinkhole-insurance-deductibles-jump-from-2500-to-28-000-for-florida-homeowners


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    • FREEDOMROX

      Thank you Jebus. Time to widen this out and start a campaign for these folks as well. Appreciated.


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      • Jebus Jebus

        Sure FX,
        I am only trying my best to bring the nightmare out into the light.
        To wake up as many as possible, before it's too late. Is it?
        I do know ALL of this is interconnected by the 1%, the fish heads.
        The 99% are used in ways unimaginable, and unknowing.
        There are two possible endings to the overall story sometime in the future. The standback big picture is fuzzy now but getting more transparent as the awareness grows.
        My drive is something unidentified inside me as I think about my two grand daughters. My time on this planet has been good and my awareness now seals my fate as a fighter till the lights go out.
        I have no agenda here. Zero expectations and I am looking up at the beast with my rock in hand. We need more rocks.
        That is my tiny contribution to this.


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        • FREEDOMROX

          Jebus, I do understand, and not being hostile.

          Last week, we had some bad weather, and a neighbor (87 years old) fell down her icy steps while going to get the mail. She came so close to breaking her hip. To her, this was a disaster! Her kids were talking Nursing Home… So, a buddy and I pooled our money, bought some lumber, and astroturf, and built her a ramp on a long grade.

          Disaster averted, and she thanked us to no end.

          Some times disasters are closer to home, and the answer to them can be as small as building a ramp.

          One man's disaster is another man's opportunity to do what is right.


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    • richard richard

      Oh my goodness, the baddy pole shift. Seriously some people jump at shadows around here.


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      • Jebus Jebus

        Try context not content richard. I didn't write it and the pole shift content is not the context of the thread. Why do you have to be such an asshole?


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      • norbu norbu

        Richard, please stop picking on people. Do you know that a pole shift is not possible? If so prove it or shut your lip.
        N


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        • richard richard

          Norbu and Jebus, I pick on issues that are mountains made from molehills. There is nothing to be concerned about, nor any major expected changes, from the so-called pole shift. Pole shift occurs to some minor degree at all times.

          Fair dinkum, you people just watch too many star wars films, and as for the home schooling, well, it just doesn't cut mustard.


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          • Jebus Jebus

            Nothing on this thread had anything to do with pole shift. it just happened to be part of that article. You just don't get it do you?


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            • richard richard

              If you didn't write 'The earth wobble and earth changes will not lessen, but rather increase as the Pole Shift nears.', then I'd suggest you do a better job of pointing out when you're quoting or making stuff up.

              Bottom-line, you included the commentary, so as much as you state it was not part of the thread, it is!

              And when I see something's that needs debunking, I will air my thoughts. It's the natural thing to do, trying correct disinformation, unlike some, where exaggeration and lies simply embellish a rather bland story.


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              • Jebus Jebus

                But if you looked at the context of the thread, and not just the words, you would see that the context was to show that there are other sinkholes out there that were not being addressed in this thread. The content just happened to contain those words. Context not content, will allow you to see what people are talking about…


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                • richard richard

                  You might think I'm an idiot and can't read the rest of your post, but I did. Then I saw pole shift and begun laughing. Look, it's up to you what you post, but if it's a deluded piece of commentary then expect some flak.

                  Friggin hell some of you get so friggin defensive, simply because some people won't accept dogma as truth. I repeatedly am amazed at how conditioned some people are in following trumpted up baloney. And they turn up around here regularly.

                  I argue these points as I don't wish to see enenews sink to being another prison planet, full of trailer park, home schooled, dogmatic yobs.

                  But hey, if it goes that way, then you'll be free of me ;)


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                  • Jebus Jebus

                    I'm amazed at how rightous and closed minded some people are…


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      not an argument Jebus. What richard's apparently unaware of, is pole reversals have been confirmed by scientist; via magnetic pole orientation analysis of iron-ore magma samples. These samples revealed periodic shifts of the poles. They're not completely sure of the mechanism, but think it's due to a shifting dynamo effect with the planet's molten interior.

                      He is correct in being on guard against pseudo science and diversionary conspiracies…


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                    • Jebus Jebus

                      Oh I understand the implications of that completely. Has happened in the past, without electronics dependency, and will happen again. The unknown is when. Seems a transition has started already, but could be thousands of years before complete flip. I'm not worried about it, bigger fish to fry, but my mind is not closed to the concept or evidence of past reversals.
                      I just detest the inability to learn or failure to perceive when something is possible and a need to open ones mind and realize one is wrong.
                      Righteousness does not account for being wrong…


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                    • Jebus Jebus

                      The fun thing to realize about the eventual reversal is that electrons will finally flow towards our concept of negative and the holes will open up the other way… ;)


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      @Jebus: mulling over the "Righteousness does not account for being wrong…" statement. I'd think righteousness cannot be attained until wrongs are reconciled. But that's just my take on how things should work.

                      Addressing the electrons thing next. A planetary pole reversal would not effect the direction that electrons flow. It would effect magnetic flux direction on a compass. So, while we might visualize planetary polarity reversal as akin to turning a battery upside-down, electrons (and their masculine counterparts, protons) would continue flowing in the same direction they had done before…


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                    • Jebus Jebus

                      Thats funny, I just got off the physics forum after posting that and realized what I had read long ago was wrong…


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      it's a logical mistake, Jebus. I've worked electronics for many years. It's a generational thing.

                      I'm the third of four generations who've been working in this field. I even coined the term 'biotronics', years before the research began to yield any results from the labs. We're about to embark on technological breakthroughs that will boggle the minds of even the most jaded of technologists. We've been working on these systems for close to three hundred years and are finally closing in on the goal…


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                    • Jebus Jebus

                      Ya, my bad. Lack of research on what I read. I am a techie sort though, without the PHD of course. Always called a geek and for good cause.
                      I agree on the breakthroughs in understanding electrons with the implications for human biology. After all electricity, although chemically generated, is how we think. Photons, cousins of electrons, are sharing similar breakthroughs lately.

                      Scientists Build A Working Tractor Beam

                      The main challenge to building a tractor beam is pretty intuitive. When a stream of light hits an object, it tends to move in the direction that the light is. However, some recent research has shown that with the right geometries, small microparticles can move in the opposite direction of the stream of photons.

                      http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2013/01/27/scientists-build-a-working-tractor-beam/


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      I'm talking 'synthetics', Jebus. Though the 'big guys' are keeping lots under wraps, some 'projects' reveal mammalian scale models that are being moved into silicon. We're likely only five years away from rudimentary synthetics that are modeled on humans. The development pace is now hyperactive; being distributed over many groups. (They're even developing synthetic – pressure sensitive – skin!) It's difficult to restrain myself from disclosing the whys of it all. That it's quite exciting to those of us who are watching these developments, is an understatement.

                      Must run and hangout with some people that just showed-up…

                      Ciao!!!


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                  • "…full of trailer park, home schooled, dogmatic yobs." – richard

                    Hey, I live in a trailer park, I am home schooled and both my dogs have jobs.

                    Trying to put others down in order to make yourself look better is uncool even in high school.

                    "…if it goes that way, then you'll be free of me." – richard

                    Maybe time to start packin'.


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                  • FREEDOMROX

                    Richard, you win, hands down, you win…

                    Richard said, "You might think I'm an idiot"

                    You win, because I do. I honestly do.


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        • richard richard

          Oh, oh, shut your lip, oh oh, blindly follow dogma, oh oh, let's hunt some witches.


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    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      I wonder the sinkhole had an actual effect on the property tax base and insurance in Bayou Corne, yet. Rainbeaudais? Anyone?

      I know it will eventually have a real impact on property values eventually – I'm not asking in a general sense like "Do you think they will go down?" They obviously will unless TB can convince everyone that they fixed the dome.

      Are the insurance companies recognizing any claims based on the Napoleonville sinkhole yet? Did home insurance cover anything related to the Grand Bayou natural gas lead?

      I never thought much about the property tax base consequences. Say Bayou Corne was bought out and (hypothetically) all the current residents moved out of the parish. What would be the cost in lost taxes to Assumption or the school district? Would lost tax revenue be enough to downgrade their bonds (assuming they had any)?

      There may be enough financial disincentive for the Parish to push for a buyout if they will end up losing revenues. This is – to some degree – what's fueling the 'come back to your radioactive home' sentiment among the local politicians in Japan. No taxpayers = no money = no local government jobs = unemployed politicians.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Gee..and I thought we were covering a wide gamut of energy issues.
    But what would I know?…LOL


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  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    These stories are more related than the surface would suggest. Keep in mind that big oil bought all of the uranium mines, that the drilling technologies are from the oil industry, the fracking liquid, just as nuclear power plants are an enormous risk to fresh water supplies(on top of everything else)..we have a history of nuking our salt domes, we have studied putting nuke waste in salt domes, we have documented evidence of transurgenic waste being buried.. when you boil nuclear industry down to brass tacks, it is one Giant Corporate Intitlement scheme, just as big oil, just as tobacco, now, on top of all of this crap.. they are fracking for Uranium.. I think some are failing to connect the dots.. we really are talking about the same players, the same responsible parties, and the same game.. this is just one of the many side games we need to be aware of.. The Corporate take over of our Political system, they have direct access to your tax dollars and are doing anything and everything they want.. to our planet.. they are killing the planet. All of these technologies are wicked.. and these corporations should be regulated into mom and pop shops with zero access to our government..outrageous what we have all let happen..
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2013/01/23/fracking-for-uranium/


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    • FREEDOMROX

      Cat, couldn't have said it better myself. Rose, Anne, 16, etc. you all seem to get it. It is all inter-related. Just as all of us are as well.
      Entergy is just as much a part of this disaster as they are in Japan. These are global murder-for-profit players.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Assumption may be site of sinkhole hearing
    January 27, 2013

    http://theadvocate.com/home/5018021-125/assumption-may-be-site-of


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  • VanneV anne

    Earthquake Hazard in the New Madrid Seismic Zone

    Scientists remain concerned about a major destructive earthquake

    Republished from United States Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3071 of August, 2009.
    http://geology.com/usgs/new-madrid-seismic-zone/new-madrid-seismic-zone-map-lg.jpg
    “…The geologic record of repeated large earthquakes, the historical accounts of the 1811-12 large earthquakes, and the continuing earthquake activity in the area are compelling evidence that the New Madrid region has high earthquake hazard. The preponderance of evidence leads us to conclude that earthquakes can be expected in the future as frequently and as severely as in the past 4,500 years. Such high hazard requires prudent measures such as adequate building codes to protect public safety and ensure the social and economic resilience of the region to future earthquakes….”

    http://geology.com/usgs/new-madrid-seismic-zone/


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  • 16Penny 16Penny

    Thank you OWOC for the flyover!


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  • Jebus Jebus

    A giant issue as I see it is the invisible or unlimited target to point towards. These issues of man made disasters have gotten so large, so widespread, there is no one thing, person, or entity to point the finger at.

    How do you stop the beast, when it is all around, every one of us?

    You can point in any direction and make a charge, but the beast fills in the location you were just in. It is everywhere and nowhere at once.

    It's like we are schrodinger's cat. The box opens once an a while to let us see if we are alive or dead, then it closes, leaving us to contemplate if the poison has been released or not…


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    • FREEDOMROX

      “Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
      Man never Is, but always To be blest.
      The soul, uneasy, and confin'd from home,
      Rests and expatiates in a life to come.”

      ― Alexander Pope, Essay on Man and Other Poems


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