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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Ending My Journey In Belize

Written By: Gary Wonning

This was to be our last night in the tropical paradise called Belize, after spending two weeks studying the ancient Maya and their culture, it was time to think of returning to the good old USA. Tomorrow it would be back to Belize City, where we would board a flight for Houston and consequently our final destination, Indianapolis.

The sleeping accommodations couldn’t have been any better, the huts were modern, with screened in open air quarters and a convenient outside shower. An early morning breakfast, a short good-bye on the pier and we were on our way back to the good old USA.

It had been quite a trip.

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

Belize: Land of The Maya

 

Written By Gary Wonning

Not being extremely fond of jungles and with visions of Voodoo dancing in my mind, my apprehension had been at a rather high level as I prepared to visit Belize. The journey  actually began the previous summer after I had spent  a month in the outback of Australia.

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A little girl carrying water back to the village

Lynn Gardner and Anna Mitchell-Hedges were displaying the crystal skull in Indianapolis the following week. Mitchell- Hedges , had reportedly discovered the skull while visiting Belize with her father in the 1920s when she was sixteen years old.

She was on tour in the United States and relayed an interesting story on how she came to find the skull.

She told how they had searched in the jungle for the pyramid Lubaantun where the skull was reputed to be located. Upon discovering the pyramid, she being the smallest was elected to go down in the cavern in search of the treasure. Braving the hazards of entering an opening in the pyramid that possibly hadn’t been explored in centuries, she found the renowned skull and brought it to daylight for the first time in centuries.

For the rest of the story!

photo of a Mayan Pyramid

An interesting photo book about the Maya Indians of central America

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

Belize : A Culture of It’s Own

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Belize in many ways is a land that time forgot, struggling to make it’s mark in the world, it has made great progress in the last several years.

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A long forgotten canoe, what tales it could tell! 

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A modern out door shower at the Adventure Inn in northern belize.

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A beautiful orchid at the Ix Chel Herb Farm 

 

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Lobster Claws at the Ix Chel Herb Farm

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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Mayan book

It doesn’t take long to discover that Belize is a land of contrasts. From the poverty and disarray of the cities to the quiet countryside, many differences are soon found. With poverty and crime running rampant in cities such as Belize City and Belmopan, the traveler has to be constantly aware of his surroundings and protect whatever is being carried. Remember,that camera hanging around your neck is worth more than the average Belizean earns in a year. All that aside, the Mayan people are wonderfully warm people many of whom go out of their way to please visitors. Traveling into the countryside one discovers thatch roof homes with no doors or windows. Because of the warm climate , they can live comfortably all year with a gentle breeze flowing through the open windows and doors. I was struck with the concept that although no utility lines were visible, a lot of homes had a satellite dish in the front yard.

Available in both hard copy and Ebook format.

 

Photos of Belize

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 Belize is a country with much charm, from it’s primitive roads to their churches and their rugged trails to many of their ancient wonders. 

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A bridge on the Southern Highway traveling from Pelican beach and the Jaguar Reserve to Punta Gorda and Lubaantun, the pyramid where the crystal skull was reported to have been found in the 1920s.

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The Catholic Church at San Jacinto in Central Belize, survives mainly from donations from church donations from the United States.

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One of the many challenging trails in Belize, this one leads to a cave deep in the Central American jungle.

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

Mayan book

It doesn’t take long to discover that Belize is a land of contrasts. From the poverty and disarray of the cities to the quiet countryside, many differences are soon found. With poverty and crime running rampant in cities such as Belize City and Belmopan, the traveler has to be constantly aware of his surroundings and protect whatever is being carried. Remember,that camera hanging around your neck is worth more than the average Belizean earns in a year. All that aside, the Mayan people are wonderfully warm people many of whom go out of their way to please visitors. Traveling into the countryside one discovers thatch roof homes with no doors or windows. Because of the warm climate , they can live comfortably all year with a gentle breeze flowing through the open windows and doors. I was struck with the concept that although no utility lines were visible, a lot of homes had a satellite dish in the front yard.

Available in both hard copy and Ebook format.

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The Water Wonderlands of Belize

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The tiny country of Belize, situated in Central America and located in the tropics , annually receives between eighty inches of rain in the north and one hundred eighty  inches of rain in the south. The only thing Belize has more of than ancient Mayan temples and pyramids is waterways. From majestic ocean view to quiet jungle rivers, Belize has it all.

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 The Maya River located in northern Belize, wanders aimlessly through the countryside.

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 The Blue Hole, located on the Hummingbird Highway is just south of Belmopan. Some say this deep hole is connected to the gulf of Mexico several miles east.

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Pelican Beach in Dangriga is a beautiful beach on the Gulf Of Mexico. 

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 South Cay part of the barrier reef, is a beautiful white sand beach just minutes from the mainland. A great place to spend the day snorkeling and scuba diving.

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 One of the barrier islands, a great spot for a getaway.

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 The accepted mode of transportation, this tiny boat can take your to the barrier reef in just minutes.

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An inland river can offer many forms of entertainment from fishing to alligator hunting. 

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

Mayan book

It doesn’t take long to discover that Belize is a land of contrasts. From the poverty and disarray of the cities to the quiet countryside, many differences are soon found. With poverty and crime running rampant in cities such as Belize City and Belmopan, the traveler has to be constantly aware of his surroundings and protect whatever is being carried. Remember,that camera hanging around your neck is worth more than the average Belizean earns in a year. All that aside, the Mayan people are wonderfully warm people many of whom go out of their way to please visitors. Traveling into the countryside one discovers thatch roof homes with no doors or windows. Because of the warm climate , they can live comfortably all year with a gentle breeze flowing through the open windows and doors. I was struck with the concept that although no utility lines were visible, a lot of homes had a satellite dish in the front yard.

Available in both hard copy and Ebook format.

 

Florida Cracker Cattle

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It’s hard to imagine the “New World” without cattle, but they weren’t always here.
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Cattle were brought to North America by Ponce De Leon on his  voyage to America. I don’t know about you but I don’t think I would have wanted to travel across the Atlantic Ocean with a bunch of cattle as my travel companions.

Florida Cracker like so many other terms began as a complimentary term associated with the early hard working cowboys of Florida. It was only in later years the term “Florida Cracker” was meant to be something derogatory. 

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 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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This informative Ebook describes alternative methods of making money ,often a full time income in photography even if you have no desire to shoot wedding photography. this book gives examples and websites where you can use your photos to supply you with an income, not only to enable you to buy new equipment, but a living income.

 

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