Electro Magnetic Pulses and the Coronal Mass Ejection, December 21, 2012 Could Have Been the End

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An interesting photo book about the Maya Indians of central America

The ancient Mayan calendar that ended on December 21,  2012 may have been more accurate than we assumed.

If a huge solar eruption in 2012 had hit the Earth, the effects would have been so devastating that we’d still be recovering several years later, scientists working on several new studies conclude.

A huge coronal mass ejection — a large cloud of hot plasma sent into space — erupted from the sun on July 23, 2012. The CME went through Earth’s orbit, and had it happened only one week earlier, our planet would have been in the way and faced severe technological consequences. Within 6 months, which coincides with December 21, 2012, there would have been a total collapse of society. The world would not have ended, but life would surely have digressed by several centuries until we could have once again recovered our technology.

There would have been three waves of damage associated with the extreme solar storm. First, X-rays and ultraviolet radiation from the solar flare would have produced radio blackouts and GPS navigation errors. The second part would have seen satellites fried by energetic particles like electrons and protons, which arrived only minutes to hours later

Finally, magnetized plasma from the CME would have struck our planet within the next day. Power blackouts could have been devastating, making it difficult to even flush the toilet because most urban areas use electric water pumps.

“I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did,” Daniel Baker at the University of Colorado, who led a study of the storm in Space Weather

Similarly, An electromagnetic bomb or E-bomb is a weapon designed to disable electronics with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that can couple with electrical/electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges by electromagnetic induction. The effects are usually not noticeable beyond 10 km of the blast radius unless the device is nuclear or specifically designed to produce an electromagnetic pulse. Small nuclear weapons detonated at high altitudes can produce a strong enough signal to disrupt or damage electronics many miles from the locus of the explosion. During a nuclear EMP, the magnetic flux lines of the Earth alter the dispersion of energy so that it radiates very little to the North, but spreads out East, West, and South of the blast. The signal is divided into several time components, and can result in thousands of volts per meter of electromagnetic energy ranging from extreme negative to extreme positive polarities. This energy can travel long distances on power lines and through the air.

These are the two most likely dangers that could destroy our way of life as we know it on earth. Either event could wipe out all our communications and technological equipment we have, rendering all our technology useless for years.

The last CME event took place in 1859 and destroyed practically all telegraph communications in the United States. At that particular period in times, telegraph was the only means of electronic communication available, and did very little to disrupt the life of the average person. Today, it is entirely different.

There is not one element of our life that isn’t controlled by electronics, from cooking your morning breakfast to our national defense. If we were struck with an Electromagnetic Pulse or a coronal mass ejection, we could be crippled, unable to function and perform the simplest of tasks.

It is just a matter of time before another CME strikes, they happen all the time, if the planet is in the wrong place at the wrong time, it will happen and there is nothing we can do about it.

We can protect ourselves from the CME, it is possible to beef up our power grid so it would not be affected by it, the cost would be abut 30 billion dollars, chicken feed in today’s world.

It can be done, the problem is getting  congress to move and solve the problem. Government never acts until there is a disaster, and then it is to late.

Our national defenses can protect us from an EMP,  but it would take an act of congress to protect us from CMEs.

Just a little common sense could solve this problem.

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

 

 

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If Everyone Had To Pay For College, How Much Would It Cost?

Written By; Gary Wonning

A thought just occurred to me, if everyone had to pay their own way in college, what would it cost?

In today’s world, there are many opportunities to receive financial assistance to attend college, through scholarships, financial aid, grants, etc. These are all beneficial to those that qualify, enabling many to go to college and receive a degree in higher education.

There is a call from many to give a free college education to everyone, but is this the proper path to follow?

It sounds like a great idea at first thought.

But when one actually thinks about it, there are many flaws to this plan.

Many people don’t have the desire or need to attend college, and many honestly don’t have the mental capabilities to attend college, many need to pursue careers such as welding, electricians, plumbing and other careers that don’t require a college education, only trade school. Today, there are extreme shortages of people engaging in this type of profession, professions that often pay more than some careers that require a college degree.

Is it fair to make those who don’t attend college pay for those that do? Many would still have to pay their way to attend a trade school, should we require then them to also pay for those who attend Harvard through their tax dollars? Should someone who attends a state school also be required to pay for someone who attends Harvard?

If you chose not to attend college, should you have to pay for someone who does?

The students who attend college today through scholarships, grants, etc are still being subsidized by the taxpayer, who eventually pays their tuition through higher taxes. Is that fair?

How many come to this country on student visas, get student loans or a free education and never leave?

How much would college cost if no one got a free ride, what if all scholarships, grants etc were withdrawn, what if athletes had to pay their own way, what if student loans actually had to be repaid?

Then, what would a college education actually cost?

Costs are determined by supply and demand, the more free education is provided, the more the cost goes up because of a lack of supply and increased demand, thus those who have to pay, pay more.

The cost of all the students who receive a free or subsidized education is factored into the cost to those who pay their own way, as a result, the ones who work hard and pay their own way are subsidizing everyone else.

When I graduated from high school, the cost to attend a state college was about two thousand dollars, I admit that was many years ago when the cost of living was much lower, but at that time there were very few ways to receive a free education.

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Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

If all the free rides were eliminated, and people actually paid back their student loans, would the cost be much higher than the two thousand dollars it cost many years ago, and even if the total cost  was a  little higher, wouldn’t it be better for everyone to pay their own way than having part of the population subsidize those who attend college? The way I see it if one goes to college and receives an education where he possibly can make more money than someone else, why should the person who makes less money pay for the education of someone who makes more?

It appears to me this is just another example of the poor subsidizing the wealthy. Aren’t the very people who believe they are looking out for the poor and disadvantaged, actually hurting the ones they are trying to help?

Aren’t the very people who believe they are looking out for the poor and disadvantaged, actually hurting the ones they are trying to help?

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Muslim Attacks in the Mediterranean Lead to the “Discovery” of the New World

The Discovery of the New World

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An interesting photo book about the Maya Indians of central America

Written by:Gary Wonning

The Muslims and Christians have been fighting for centuries, it has been an on-going battle that has continued through the millennia.

During that time period, Muslim pirate Barbarossa wrecked havoc in the Mediterranean, raiding the coasts of France, Italy, and Spain, carrying away thousands of Europeans into slavery. In the process,Muslim Turks had conquered the Byzantine Empire,  u were invading Serbia, Hungary, and Bulgaria. Suleiman’s armies surrounded Vienna, Austria, in 1529. For centuries Arab, Turkish, Mughal and Afghan conquerors killed  millions of Hindus and Sikhs in India and the East.

The Spanish soldier proved to be the most successful champion in defending Christendom. Spain’s King Ferdinand put a halt to the 700-year Muslim occupation of western Europe. Using gold from the New World, Spain was able to push back the Muslim invaders on land and sea.

It was during this time, the Europeans began running out of resources to fight the good fight. At the risk of Europe being over run and conquered by the invaders, new sources of revenue had to be found and found quickly.

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Hearing of vast sources of gold and other valuable resources to the west, their attention naturally turned to discovering ways of tapping into this perceived wealth.

The Spanish at that time were one of the major leaders in the world so the task fell to them to explore the new world.

The natives of the America’s had never advanced their civilization one iota over the last ten thousand years and thus had none of the modern conveniences or technology the Europeans, Chinese, Tuks or others possessed, so it was just a matter of time before they were conquered by someone, at the time, the Spanish were the most powerful.

There is a lesson to be learned here for everyone when we don’t advance our learning and knowledge, sooner or later another culture will overtake us and destroy our way of life.

 

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A new era approaches

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Sarah and the Final Exam

Sarah and the Final
Exam

Sarah reported for her university final
examination which consists
of “yes/no” type questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall,
stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of
inspiration
takes her purse out, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin and
marking the answer sheet “Yes” for Heads and “No” for
Tails.

Within half an hour she is all done, whereas the rest of the class
is sweating
it out. During the last few minutes, she is seen desperately throwing the
coin, swearing and sweating.

The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is going on.
“I finished the exam in half an hour, but I’m rechecking the
answers”.

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