Thursday, May 21, 2015

Impact Crater or Supervolcano Caldera? / Mars Express / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA

Impact crater or supervolcano caldera? / Mars Express / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA May 21, 2015

When I first began the adventure of being a Geology / Environmental Geology student at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, even though I had always been a "rock hound," and dug for fossils, the enormity of the Earth, and our Biosphere was hard for me to grasp. 

Never before had my thinking been stretched to include the size of Tectonic Plates, or Geologic formations that are a history of what has gone on before. 

Just to give you an inkling of the size of the Siloe Patera crater at the Arabia Terra region of Mars; I will hopefully give you something that can be measured in your mind.


The Siloe Patera is 40 x 30 kilometers wide [1200 km], and 1750 kilometers deep. For U.S. readers, that is about 746 miles wide, and 1087 miles D-E-E-P. 

In the U.S., if a person were to travel from Las Vegas, NV all the way to Tucumcari, NM, that is only 744 miles, or 1197 kilometers. 

In Canada, it is 970 km from Vancouver, BC, Canada, to Calgary, AB. (About 603 miles).

In order for scientists to know for sure if this is a Caldera or damage from an asteroid, they would need funding to gather soil samples, to find the chemical make-up of the area affected by either event.

Perhaps you have thought about what happens when Earth is done. We know that although it is considered the stuff of Conspiracy  Theories, that there are indeed underground bunkers on Earth for certain "Essential Personnel" like the President and / or their family. It has also been speculated that there are spaceships that are being prepared for massive evacuation of the privileged. I think that many Conspiracy Theories are true, while others have various elements of truth, scare and consequences. 

Even the original Moon Landing by the United States Apollo Mission has given me large question marks, but there is no doubt that astronauts come, go and live in space. We also know that certain Space Agencies around the world are gearing up for Commercial Flights. 


I am an avid follower of NASA and the European Space Agency, not because I have a desire to explore Space, but because I love science, and the Earth. 

Aside from the fact that I have been basically rooted to the same State for over thirty years, I have a nickname of Gypsy Lady. 

What I want, and would make me deliriously pleased, is a Gypsy Wagon. 

It has been on my list for my final journey for years. 

Will I ever come up with the six hundred dollars needed to attend the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, where I can learn build my forever home, or the seven thousand I will need in materials to do it, I don't know, and don't think it is too much to hope for. 

 I am open to the universe supplying these things for me. I want to visit all of the U.S. and Canada, Mexico and Cuba. 

If I were invited to a trip into space, I would take it, because I do love to travel. (Mostly feet attached to the Earth.)

This is an enhanced video from the Europeans Space Agency that shows the terrain of Mars in 3-D. 

Can you imagine leaving a dying Earth behind, to relocate to a planet such as this? It is something to think about, and maybe those thinkers can make a rapid change for the way we treat this planet. 

Being able to sustain human life on other planets is all theory. Remember the Bio-Dome experiments? They did not end well, and it shows that humans do not thrive in cages, even if they are shaped like a giant circus tent. 

It is my hope that you have enjoyed this as a reader, and that it excites your curiosity, and brings more discussion about caring for the Planet we were given to care for. 

Thank you!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

NASA Study Shows Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf Nearing Its Final Act

NASA Study Shows Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf Nearing Its Final Act

Warning ** This blog post will be disturbing and alarming to some ** 

May 14, 2015 my 56th year on the planet this time around, and I am watching the final events that will change our world in to a ball that is too hot to maintain life as we have known it. 

Several things I recall during early history classes was that when the Industrial Revolution hit the U.K. they didn't think twice about mowing down forests and using water as a dump site for chemicals and other nasties. 

I remember the sort of self-righteous attitude the U.S. exhibited over the fact that we honored our skies, mountains and waters. That was before the advent of the Highway system, and the propulsion of billions of automobiles. 

In just under 300 years the United States has destroyed most ecosystems, on Earth, below the earth's crust, and high above in the atmosphere. 

I love that saying about people being doomed to repeat history if they do not learn it, and now I know that is a bunch of bull.

We learn the history that has been spoon-fed to us in books that were designed by those who are alleged educators, but really the textbooks have been used to form a way of thinking, and to sugar coat the true realization of what has occurred in this history. This Geologic Period of time.

Many people have been confused and lied to about the Antarctica Ice Shelf, saying that although the Arctic Pole was melting, that Antarctica was gaining Ice...Wrong oh liars. We are nearing the end of the Ice Sheet. Our whole planet has changed. 

Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is likely to shatter into hundreds of icebergs before the end of the decade, according to a new NASA study.
Credits: NSIDC/Ted Scambos

In 2009 we started to see the Pacific Walrus's scrambling for shores, due to Ice Loss. In 2011, over 38,000 Walrus clamored for space and place. There is no place for them to go. Their habitats are disappearing. This site needs to be shown to each person on our planet. Do you think things are going to keep on going like they always have? Do you think that the greedy industrial bullies that have taken every resource not nailed down, will care when it is you and your children piling up on city streets, with no place to go? Oh...that is happening, but humans are missing the big picture. If human beings got it, we would have our vehicles abandoned, and demand to do away with combustion. 

Homeless Walrus by Daily News 2011

We have lost forests, species, tribes of Peoples and fresh water - those things have been pilfered away by greedy, bully, grabbers who feel they are entitled to resources which truly belong to no man or municipality. Earth was here before our stinking governing bodies.

Mass Acre at Murambi - YouTube by Media Matters

The desire to rule over land and People, and move humans at unnatural speeds by combustion, will be our undoing. 

ALMA a film by Patrick Rouxel by green planet films

I have edited my first exit, as I was very depressed by the state of our Earth, and the atrocities that continue just so we may experience luxuries. When did we become so entitled? 

I will continue to be thankful for all of the blessings and wait for a miracle to turn this mess around. Burning Smudge. Bless the Bees.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Camp Lejuene, NC, we are barley scratching the surface. How can we send our soldiers, sailor, marines, airmen off to...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Forestloss, Forestloss, Forestloss Reverberates Through Earth

Is This Our Mother's Face? Mother Earth! all rights reserved

From 2000 to 2013 these are the mask or face Forest Loss. 

Woods Hole Research Center: Science, Education and Policy for a Healthy Planet, has been using;

Integrated FORest Monitoring System for Central Africa ProjectINtegrated FORest Monitoring System for Central Africa Project (INFORMS). - See more here. They monitor all of the disappearance of forest and species. The Woods Hole Center can give us all kinds of facts to show how much has been lost with the Amazon rainforests, but they cannot stop it.(?) 

This was mapped with Landsat: This is a NASA: Image of the Day; May 7, 2015. This stunned me for a while as I stared at the sad faces that have come through the deforestation of our Earth. 

Amazon Deforestation: Timelapse - YouTube by Earth Outreach

A tortuous way to die. Being skinned alive and drained of body fluids it a planet held by billions of serial killers.

For each person that uses fossil fuels; (I am one), we are contributing to the ill health of our Globe. 

It is my hope, intention and prayer that our Earth, and Her People will come back to sanity, into careful and caring communities, to a slower pace where humans are not propelled tens or hundreds of miles per hour, through the skies, and down the road...slaughtering every speck of life in our way.

Even among environmentalists there will not maybe ever be a discussion about leaving combustion behind. We only fare worse when we live hurtling down the road, trying to cheat time, in order to fill ourselves up with more material junk.

We must move back to our farms, on our feet, and learn to live slower, kinder and more humane. 

People can you not see? We can change things for the better, we can still save Earth, but we must turn around, turn around from the path we have taken on motors, and feel our feet and legs again. 

Permaculture, solar power, methane gas from landfills, rebuilding aquifers, saving our species needs to be done quickly.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Space in Images - 2015 - 05 - Proba-V Views Drakensberg Mountains - Dragons In Them Hills

European Space Agency, 2015 May 05

My topics have been running into the "Stranger Than Fiction" category this month, which adds to the fun of Science, Space and Disasters.

Personally, I believe in Dragons, and think they are overall "good." It is our perception of beauty that causes some people to miss out on the unique creatures Dragons are.

As a little kid, when we would drive down to Tijuana, or through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I could not help but to see the outlines of giant beings, covered gently in grass, trees and fields. 

I would look up into the sky when we had really blue skies, and really white clouds, often with zero percent opacity, and find matching size creatures in the skies. 

You could say that it was the product of an over imaginative youth, but considering the myths,stories and legends that speak of these very beings, how can they be dismissed out of hand?

ESA photograph all rights reserved (2015)

The myth of the Africas Dragon Mountains

Where are the Drakensberg Mountins located in South Africa?

Drakensberg - Africas Dragon Mountains - The Secrets of Nature - YouTube

The weather systems at work on the Eastern side of the Cape can change abruptly bringing rain and cold. In Where the two oceans "really" meet* the following is a paragraph which gives a summary of life in the Drakenberg Mountains:
 *"The Drakensberg Mountains; located in South African side of the Cape Augulas, East of Cape Good Hope look barren from space, but down on the ground there is a unique and diverse population of mammals, raptors, birds, grasses, amphibians, weather patterns and more."
Pronghorns, Baboons and Vultures are keys in the eco-cycle of the Drakensberg Mountains.**
 These two different oceans, the prevailing wind and the topography of South Africa combine to create lush forests and subtropical savanna on the east coast, gradually changing to desert or semi-desert on the west coast.

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Yes, my imagination runs wild. Sometimes I am still five years old in my heart. I believe in the inexplicable as well as the results from a well organized, and documented scientific experiment. Perhaps I have taken too many liberties with the Drakenberg (Dragon) Mountains, but who is to say that there were never Dragons about?

May this blog post be a reminder that all life forms and indigenous eco-systems are important in the way they run. When the cycles of life are interrupted it is Nature's way to acclimate to the changes. This is where deniers drop the coconut. When nature is set upon violently by man, she may not be able to recoup, and adapt. It is important that we show respect and care for our Ecosystem, because our lives depend upon it. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Environmental Disasters Profit Corporations!

Pesticides Imports Enforcement s - EPA Enforcement (This link is important, but if you don't understand environmental legal actions, Consent to Administrative Order

Okay, now they have done it.

I am not sure, which thing has got me to the place when I can no longer be quiet, and polite. This Great Grandmother, is up in arms. No, Patriots, don't be alarmed, it is always worrisome when activists, warriors, scared people, are angry. When grandmothers get up in arms, she does not need guns...She is the guns. 

Our words, experience and wisdom are power. We share knowledge, scar trails, and usually some type of a limp. Grandmothers, as a whole, can be trusted. We are the Earth, the Earth is us.

Since I am familiar with Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) data base, I am going to use different documents to help the average person understand, and grasp the importance of citizen involvement. Residents in the know, have more say in what happens to their Natural Resources, water supplies, soil, air, and toxic storage events. The permit processes is lengthy when there is a lot of involvement by citizens, environmental, and human rights groups. Attending public meetings,and responding to public notices about Environmental Permitting is a duty we all share. If I do not live off of the land, but use chemicals, gasoline, tires, aerosol cans, computers, internet, or medicine, I am a consumer.

 If I consume, I am responsible for waste and pollution that comes with manufacture, 

If I drive a car, I am responsible for oil spills, and other energy borne disasters. 

If I use natural gas, I am a fracker. 

Arkansas is in Region 6, of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, and 66 Tribes comprise Region 6. Region 6 of the EPA is the Federal Branch of the Environmental Protection Agency. As is with our nation, there is a separation of powers between Federal and State. Each State, or Tribe has an Environmental Agency at that level. 

The Federal and State Agencies, are supposed to be on the same side, but when it comes to the mechanism of business, regarding the Compliance with Federal laws, States will often wag their powers around, stirring up a Judge or another Agency, who is invested in the same Corporations as themselves. The Feds do not want to have to bring down the National Guard every year to get Southern States to comply with Federal Law, so a third party comes into play, the People, or the Public

Region 6 is notorious for inviting big polluters to set up shop, and helping them all they can to get permitted and in operation. One would agree with these judges and governors and senators, that it is healthy for the economy, to have these industries, even if they sling toxic by-products, poisons, acids, chemical weapons, nuke juice, you name it. 

The worst thing is, that the long run is a sadly losing situation for all near-by residents. Neighbors suffer anything from massive cancer rates, to stillborn children, dead crops or livestock, Asthma, tumors, deformities. It takes so long to prove the causal affect between polluter, and victims. 

Promised jobs are held by people from other States where 70% of their populations aren't on disability, brains work like they should. They will hire a few locals to do the grunt work, but again, in the long run, the medical costs, loss of in-put from the sick, depression, and bankruptcy, is not economically positive at all.

The few fat cats, and their cousins, fill their pockets, keep their attorneys in Gucci leather, and eventually abandon the whole shit load onto the citizens of the place where they basically robbed the citizenry of peaceful enjoyment, and the right to seek happiness.

Exxon's Report to ADEQ Regarding Their Upset or Spill

Falling In To A Ring Of Fire - Paupa, New Guinea Earthquake Clusters 2015

2015 May 04
Central Arkansas, Earth

Dear Fellow Earthlings, 

Unless someone mistakenly opens my geological "Pandora's Box" of possible rock and Plate movements, weather patterns, Global Warming, Ocean Acidification, Toxic Disasters, Loss of Species, Less Clean Water, I try to keep my conversations off of what is occurring around us each hour of each day.

It does no good to panic people. It is not like most of us have any place to go. Earth is our home, and we can barely afford to energize ourselves for our modern lifestyles. Food is becoming scarce. We are running out of small farms, and there is not enough ice for the penguins, walrus or polar bears. 

The chain reaction from all of these things hint of an environmental payday. 

1). Man does not cause all natural disasters. That is a fact. 

2). Human abuse of the living planet Earth, such as deforestation and fracking have changed the planet into a different thing. She no longer thrives, nor produces enough oxygen. We are killing her. All of us, environmentalists too - if we drive, we drill. If we heat our homes with anything but solar or dead twigs, we are supporting nuclear or coal fire combustion. 

3). Over fifty years I have been an activist. I have paid attention, made notes, and followed environmental regulation since before the EPA was created. 

4). The biggest groups  of activists against Climate Change and / or Global Warming, No Drilling In The Ocean, No Drilling in America, No Foreign Oil will not have the discussion for no more combustion. If there were no demand, there would be no drilling. It is us humans who go faster than we need to, in some of the dirtiest ways ever. 

5). Can we change before we are forced by disaster? My knowledge of science screams no! There is nothing that can be done. We have passed the tipping point.

6). 6). From what I have witnessed during my journey, I think a great change is and can take place, and that will turn it all around. We have leadership rising such as Xiuhtezcal Martinez, his brother, and the organization and the Earth Guardians to flip the script, and solve 
Environmental problems and come up with lasting solutions and alternative ways to energize.

What Brought All That Up?

Part of the reason I started this blog was because I wanted to help pass along information
in easier to understand language than governmenteze, lawyer and engineer speak. The end 
result of my desire to blog about incredibly important information needed by all citizens 
of The Land. 

Tonight Paupa, New Guinea had a 7.5 earthquake and two large +5 aftershocks. There was 
Tsunami. The Warnings from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center state that there is probably 
little danger from Tsunami waves...I would keep a lookout for sure. It was very deep at 31 miles.

When I started my search for the Paupa, New Guinea the top search items were from a large 
Earthquake and Tsunami warnings from last month. 

March 29, 2015 

7.7 Earthquake April 29, 2015 

The earthquake was shallow and did stir up a Tsunami.

May 1, 2015

7.1  Earthquake - 2015 Breaking News - May 1, 2015

Aside from these Earthquakes stirring Paupa, New Guinea, there are forces at work stirring the Tectonic Faults and Plates. The Ring of Fire is Hot! I think that humans need to realize what is happening around them, so they can maybe treat the planet at least a little better.

Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) 

That hot spot out there is going through many changes. This map makes it easy to see the big plates. 

I don't think we can go wrong by loving our planet more.

 I think our lives will be at least filled with positive growth and restoration. It will be much stronger than the often negative Geo-political rants and madness presently alive. Hopefully it will provide some much needed suave to our poor wounded men?

Earth Guardian Activist and Rapper Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

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