All posts for the month September, 2013

By Ray  Villard

We think a wayward comet is the leading culprit in the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But has a comet ever killed anyone? The Tunguska atomic bomb-sized blast in 1908 could have, if the comet had exploded over a city rather than desolate Siberia.

More recently, comet Hale-Bopp can be indirectly blamed for the 1997 mass suicide of 38 members of a New Age religious cult called Heavens Gate. UFO buffs, eager to call any blob of light seen in the heavens a visitor from space, said that a “Saturn-like” alien spaceship was hiding in the tail of the comet.

VIDEO: Meteor Hits Russia

The Heavens Gate folks thought the UFO was coming to pick them up and take them to a higher plane of existence. Even if I believed that aliens were doing a bus stop at Earth, I wouldn’t think that dying got you to the front of the boarding line — unless Saint Peter is checking you in. What makes this tragedy even more absurd is just the idea that space aliens would “hide” near an object that lots of astronomers on Earth happened to be looking at.

This “spaceship” didn’t exist of course, but was a misinterpretation of a background star in an amateur astronomical photo. The photo was publicized on a conspiracy/UFO radio show. This was bolstered by claims of a so-called remote viewing expert who said he could “visualize” the spacecraft.

This behavior is common in true believers. In 2011, UFO enthusiasts misinterpreted star trails in a photograph of comet Elenin as being two distinct rows of eight smaller circular shaped spaceships from what they reported as “as yet unidentified extraterrestrial civilization.”

“Elenin is fast approaching our sun is under ‘intelligent control’ and heralds a warning to all humanity of a great global catastrophe soon to come,” one UFO site announced.

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Now that Comet ISON is heading for a close encounter with the sun in late November, the Internet is again abuzz with UFO ghost tales, not to mention doomsday theories, mysticism, and miscellaneous strange ideas that go bump in the night.

For starters let’s look at the UFO allegations. A selection of pictures form the Hubble Space Telescope data archive were interpreted by some UFO sleuths as an image of a spaceship, not a diminutive icy nucleus of a primeval body.

Among the online speculation:

“Cloaked and seen engines”

“The winged planet”

“Klingon battle formation”

“This isn’t how they wanted us to see it!”

“Game changer”

In reality the comet is streaked because Hubble wasn’t tracking it in the particular series of five exposures originally posted on a comet blog. The moving comet left a trail in the exposures and appeared to follow an arc due to the fact that Hubble is also moving through space in Earth orbit. Similar trails are commonly seen in other Hubble fixed target observations of background stars where a moving asteroid strays into the field of view and can trace out a “C” or “S” shape on the camera detector.

A comprehensive explanation of this ISON image can be seen below.

Comets Gone Wild

In 2011, a number of cosmic disasters were predicted to accompany the appearance of comet Elenin.  It supposedly caused earthquakes, shifted Earth’s rotation axis, melted ice on Mars, and triggered a storm on Saturn. In reality, the comet was so fragile it disintegrated on its way to the sun and never reached naked-eye visibility.

PHOTOS: Close Encounters with Comets

Just a year after Elenin we had the 2012 Mayan Calendar alleged apocalypse come and go without the predicted devastating earthquakes, solar flares, rogue planets, magnetic field reversal, or death rays form the galaxy’s black hole. No one has ever apologized for making these outrageous and science illiterate prognostications, but instead cashed-in on dozens of Mayan doomsday book titles.

During that time I got an e-mail from a self-employed young mother who was so fearful the world was going to end she was deeply depressed. ”I make Christmas plans and find myself (embarrassingly) adding ‘that is, if the world hasn’t ended by then.’” She felt I gave her life back when I reassured her that all the 2012 doomsday predictions were just a bunch of baloney.

Like a board game on a closet shelf, these scenarios are all being pulled out, dusted off, and put back on the table for comet ISON.

From one Internet site: “Dust from ISON will fly at the sun, activating massive solar storm activity which would in effect destroy Earth’s electric grid.” Not to be left out in the cold, remote viewers are also predicting a flyby of a “large massive Space Body” that will trigger huge solar flares.

Reality check: There is no evidence or theoretical mechanism where sun-grazing comets cause solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Though some bright comets have been seen approaching the sun immediately before flares, it is purely coincidental because comets are completely insignificant in size compared the sun.

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Like Linus’ imaginary Great Pumpkin character in the Peanuts cartoon strip, the imaginary rogue planet called Nibiru is also rising once again out of the patch of goofy ideas. “Comet ISON could in fact be Nibiru,” asserts one self-appointed expert. “Government Agencies are keeping this information under wraps. ISON is sort of a code name given by the Powers That Be. So that the public will remain: clueless, controllable and calm.” Another site predicts, “ISON, as it sweeps past Mars, will yank the planet from its orbit and send it crashing into the Earth, bringing an end to world as we know it.”

ISON’s icy nucleus is no more than a few miles across. Its gravitational pull is as wimpy as it gets. The notion of it disrupting a planet is as nonsensical as imagining a mosquito denting the fender of a speeding truck. If you have any worries about this simply take a look at the animated computer plot (above) of ISON’s trajectory, the planets continue solidly along their orbits without any gravitational deflection by the visiting comet.

The reality is simply that the Internet is a bottomless pit for nurturing screwball astronomical ideas and paranoid conspiracy theories.

In the coming months ISON may become a naked eye object as it swings past the sun. The fragile nucleus may or may not survive being blowtorched and tugged on by the sun’s gravitational field.

If it does survive it will be flung out of the solar system along its multi-million year orbit. But the soothsayers won’t be paying attention. To them, imaginary space disasters are like buses. If you miss one, another will be following straight after.

In addition to Comet ISON, mark your calendars for Oct. 19, 2014 when comet C/2013 A1 is predicted to skirt perhaps as close as 25,000 miles to the planet Mars. It would be ultra-cool for scientists if the comet plowed into Mars. We’d have a reenactment of what commonly happens to the inner planets in the solar system’s formative years.

Soothsays will have a field day with this comet. Once again, nothing’s going to happen to Earth. But our Mars rovers might be in for a bona fide doomsday event! – Discovery News

Image credit: NASA, Majdanak observatory / A. Sergeyev and A. Novichonok


By NASAexplorer

Sungrazing comets are a special class of comets that come very close to the sun at their nearest approach, a point called perihelion. To be considered a sungrazer, a comet needs to get within about 850,000 miles from the sun at perihelion. Many come even closer, even to within a few thousand miles.

Being so close to the sun is very hard on comets for many reasons. They are subjected to a lot of solar radiation which boils off their water or other volatiles. The physical push of the radiation and the solar wind also helps form the tails. And as they get closer to the sun, the comets experience extremely strong tidal forces, or gravitational stress. In this hostile environment, many sungrazers do not survive their trip around the sun. Although they don’t actually crash into the solar surface, the sun is able to destroy them anyway.

Many sungrazing comets follow a similar orbit, called the Kreutz Path, and collectively belong to a population called the Kreutz Group. In fact, close to 85% of the sungrazers seen by the SOHO satellite are on this orbital highway. Scientists think one extremely large sungrazing comet broke up hundreds, or even thousands, of years ago, and the current comets on the Kreutz Path are the leftover fragments of it. As clumps of remnants make their way back around the sun, we experience a sharp increase in sungrazing comets, which appears to be going on now. Comet Lovejoy, which reached perihelion on December 15, 2011 is the best known recent Kreutz-group sungrazer. And so far, it is the only one that NASA’s solar-observing fleet has seen survive its trip around the sun.

Comet ISON, an upcoming sungrazer with a perihelion of 730,000 miles on November 28, 2013, is not on the Kreutz Path. In fact, ISON’s orbit suggests that it may gain enough momentum to escape the solar system entirely, and never return. Before it does so, it will pass within about 40 million miles from Earth on December 26th. Assuming it survives its trip around the sun.

Andrew’s Note:  Don’t dismiss this information on surviving a nuclear accident as farfetched…I was serving in Egypt months after and thousands of miles away from the Chernobyl, Ukraine meltdown in 1986 and we had a radiation injury in our public affairs office (PAO) when our PAO team (Military journalists) went out to cover a story on a migratory bird die off…guess where the birds had just migrated through.

How far do you live from a facility that’s the next Chernobyl, Fukushima or Three Mile Island?  Nuclear proponents argue that nuclear energy is safe and it mostly is but human and (multiple) mechanical errors occur and for some reason we build these plants on rivers that flood, coasts that receive tsunamis and right on top of earthquake faults.

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By Jon David Miller

There are multiple ways that civilization as we have known it could rapidly end, real possibilities that could happen very soon.

The least critical of these is the economic collapse that many believe is already slowly in progress. Of greater concern are the potential “Extinction Level Events” (ELEs) that we are facing.

These present an even greater risk than they might if people were prepared for them. Very few are informed of the near future possibility of disaster. Many who have heard warnings still have a normalcy bias and have taken no actions.

The issue here is not about the raising of fear or panic. That is just the excuse that authorities in the know use for not presenting these concerns for public discussion and planning.

Rather, the real concern should be that “the powers that be” are known to be interested in a reduction of the world’s population to less than a billion. So the public has purposely been distracted and uninformed of what may happen.

It is urgent to make as many people as possible aware of these threats so they can form support groups, plan and prepare the best that they can.

Nuclear Disaster

English: The after the

The Fukushima nuclear meltdown demonstrates how vulnerable nuclear facilities are to disaster. The radiation levels are so high in Japan that 30 million people may need to be moved. Even so, their health has already been seriously harmed.

Meanwhile, radioactive fallout continues traveling around the world, particularly in the Northern hemisphere. High radioactivity levels on the U.S. west coast are not being well publicized. Pacific sea life and food crops all over North America are being effected. We could eat, drink or breathe in a damaging radioactive particle at any time.

Even worse, the used rods stored at Fukushima are still in danger of meltdown before long, with no viable plan to stop it from happening. This would release radioactivity far in excess of any previous event.

You may not be aware that nuclear installations in Pakistan have been blown up by terrorist actions multiple times in recent years. The media does not reveal these incidents, either to prevent concern or to avoid encouraging further acts of nuclear terror.

In security drills at U.S. nuclear facilities, those playing the part of terrorists have often successfully made off with the target “nuclear material”, or penetrated to where a terrible explosion could be set off. Most nuclear plants and processing facilities in the U.S. are guarded by lightly armed private security guards.

It is shocking how much nuclear material has made its way into the hands of rogue elements. They are planning and practicing attacks that could wipe out large cities and radiate the surrounding regions.

Some observers of events believe that there are secret interests that may set off a “false flag” nuclear incident to be blamed on someone else, similar to what many think happened with the 9/11 attacks.

Beyond terrorism, nuclear facilities are susceptible to other disturbances such as an earthquake, mega storm or power outage. These installations were not built to withstand all that could happen to them. Many of them are over 40 years old. “Small” leaks and other maintenance issues are not well publicized. Further, the onsite fuel supply for back up generators would last no more than 30 days in most cases.

It would be wise to live as far away as possible from a nuclear site, and out of the path of the normal wind direction from it.

Further, ever since World War II and the Cold War following it, the threat of nuclear war has hung over humanity. The saber rattling in the Middle East has the potential to initiate World War III, which could deteriorate into nuclear weapon use.

Climate Shock

While those with incomplete knowledge debate whether there is overall global warming or cooling, and whether climate change is due to human activities emitting too much carbon dioxide or not, the ongoing release of methane from deep ocean reserves threatens a rapid change to an unlivable atmosphere.

We cannot depend on the fraudulent data used by elite powers to create the hoax about normal human activities causing global warming. On the other hand, the overall evidence of 15 years of global cooling doesn’t mean that there is not also warming in some areas. There are regions getting warmer and others getting cooler.

The Earth may become so warm we cannot survive at one extreme, or we may fall rapidly into an ice age with snow and ice so deep we get trapped in our homes at the other. In either case, it’s big trouble. Thousands of species are already going extinct on this planet, so we need to stop the methane release while learning how to fix things.

Earth Changes

You are undoubtedly aware of the increased severity of natural disasters around the world.

Major earthquakes and volcanic events as well as sinkholes have manifested in the last few years. There is a major sinkhole currently expanding in Louisiana that has received minimal media coverage. These disasters have disrupted the lives of many thousands of people.

Within the last few years a huge number of structures and/or crops have been damaged by storms, high winds, tornadoes, tsunamis, massive floods, drought, wild fires, extreme temperatures, deep snow, ice storms, etc., ravaging many areas. In some instances, millions have found themselves suddenly without power for days or weeks.

It is speculated this may have some relationship to the solar system’s changing position in the galaxy. It could also be caused by other approaching bodies as discussed further below.

The sun is supposed to be in a period of increased activity according to its normal maximum and minimum cycles, but it has been abnormally quiet, as it was leading into past “little ice ages”.

At the same time, when flares do arise and shoot out an ejection, they have been larger than normal, which can have a more serious effect on us.

With the planet’s rumbling with greater intensity, and the signs of a possible polar shift in progress, it seems the Earth may be on the verge of major changes. A sudden powerful geophysical event could be very destructive.

Consider this projected map of the United States post changes. Another similar map shows an additional bay effecting several western states. These maps are based on conjecture about potential ocean and earth changes from anticipated influences.


With the changes in our magnetic shield, it is more likely than ever that a charged blast occasionally shot from the sun, a “coronal mass ejection” (CME), may get through into our planet’s atmosphere if directed our way.

What if all power and communications were knocked out for days, weeks or months by a major storm, a large solar flare or an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) generated by an enemy producing an explosion in the atmosphere with an effective weapon?

An EMP could fry the power grids of much or all of the United States or other areas of the planet, and also damage satellites we rely on for communication.

Research has revealed that a major solar CME has occurred previously about every 75 to 120 years. We are way overdue for a really large event.

In 1859 such a major explosion (called the “Carrington Event” after the scientist who identified it) destroyed much of the new telegraph system in the U.S. Some telegraph operators were injured by the electrical surges through the lines. The telegraph network was set back in its development from this incident.

Even a small nuclear explosion generates an EMP. It is known that special weapons have been developed for producing one, for example the secretive “High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program” (HAARP) installation in Alaska.

A pulse generated by terrorists near a city could destroy the local power system, disrupting normal life for quite a while. EMP bombs in the atmosphere launched from enemy ships miles off the coast could knock out the power grid of the whole North American continent. HAARP used as a false flag may be able to do that also.

The aging United States power grid lacks the modern transformers that could act as giant “surge protectors”. Many other nations have these already in place.

A few years ago the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to upgrade the grid by having these protective units installed, but the Senate held up action on the bill, leaving it in limbo. In any case, these transformers are not manufactured in the U.S., and there is a backlog of perhaps a couple of years in production and delivery.

If all power were shut down for an extended time, and your refrigerator, water, lights and heating system were not working; and you could not get cash from a bank branch or an ATM; and no stores or restaurants were open; and no gasoline or natural gas could be pumped without power; and the computer chips in modern vehicles were zapped so they would not operate; what would you do for food, water, heat, money and transportation? What would others in your area do?

Society would be in chaos within just a day or two. Yet the government is not publicizing this enough that we can be prepared.

Comet Ison

“Comet Ison” is a large comet already visible to many on Earth in the night sky. As it comes closer to its nearest point in November, it is expected to become obvious to everyone. It is reported that it may appear as large as the moon.

Ison may have a debris field with it that could pummel the Earth with meteors. There are currently astounding numbers of fireballs being reported in the skies all over the world. These may be the smaller advance pieces of debris burning up in the atmosphere.

NASA and other authorities have announced Comet Ison, but they are minimizing the information about it. Could it have a profound effect on the sun as it gets closer? Is it likely to stimulate an EMP level coronal mass ejection?

If we are dodging meteor fragments and running from fires, survival may be a perilous challenge.

Planet X

A View of Earth from Saturn

Ancient texts from various cultures indicate that there is a celestial body or group of bodies that passes through our solar system on a long cycle. Most sources suggest an approximate 3600 year time frame for this period.

A large space object is usually very influential on other bodies it comes near. The ancient Sumerians referred to what is today called Planet X as “Nibiru”. Other cultures had different names.

Planet X is thought to be on an extended elliptical orbit that takes it far beyond the sun, where it may be hidden from view until its return to our part of the solar system. Most Planet X theorists believe that this will be very soon. Many have tried to photograph what looks like a second smaller body near the sun at sunrise and sunset.

In 1983, there were reports published in the media of a mystery body that had been spotted by astronomers with a newly orbiting telescope. Some thought it may be the unknown influence that causes strange occasional disturbances in the movements of Uranus and Neptune.

However, the publicized information about this possible Planet X was rapidly called a mistake by authorities. Discussion of it disappeared from government agencies, academic institutions and public media.

The main Planet X theory is that a star smaller than our sun, perhaps a “brown dwarf” star, is traveling in a long revolution around our own sun, or in a mutual orbit with it. This second or “binary” star is considered to have smaller planets and moons orbiting it. Planet X or Nibiru may be a planet that orbits this star, or the star itself.

A brown dwarf star is one that never fully ignited, usually because it lacks sufficient mass. It may be dark or perhaps glowing like a hot coal, rather than exploding with fiery energy like our sun. Thus a brown dwarf star may not be clearly visible even in a telescope until it is fairly near, even though a brown dwarf is normally at least the size of Jupiter.

The theory is that this star system is coming nearer our sun, and now causing a warming of our solar system from Pluto inward as it approaches. Planet X is expected to pass through our closer, better known planets somewhere between Mars and Jupiter.

Planet X is described in ancient writings as a “winged planet” with a reddish cast and wings or “horns” on two sides. It has been speculated that it may have a high iron content, with a protruding cloud of iron rich dust, giving it this appearance.

Whatever Planet X may or may not be, it is thought to be very large, somewhere between 5 times the size of Earth and the size of Jupiter. Ancient references suggest it has significant gravitational and magnetic effects on the various other bodies in our solar system when it comes around, especially the sun and solar activity, and the Earth.

Theorists say that if a Planet X passes through our solar system as described, massive upheavals and destruction would likely occur on Earth, as has been the case multiple times according to ancient records.

Earthquakes, volcanic activity and sinkholes have been intensifying, and some of the occasional ejections by the sun have been large. Further, major climate changes have been worsening food shortages.

According to the Planet X theory, the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter may have been created by such a body or one of its moons colliding with a planet of our immediate solar system formerly residing in that zone.

It is anticipated that there may be a field of other space objects that accompanies Planet X. Earth could be pummeled with meteors, rocks of various sizes falling like hail and causing great damage and harm. Craters on the moon and Earth may have been caused by meteors from previous visits of Planet X.

Serious storms and disturbances, including rearrangement of the seas and continents, could also occur from the effects of the body itself.

The magnetic effects of a Planet X could be stressful on humans and animals, possibly disrupting normal brain functions. Some theorists have suggested that wearing a lead lined helmet could help protect the brain while Planet X is close.

Some wonder if one of the purposes of the “chemtrails” of metallic dust being routinely sprayed in our skies is screening out the observation of Planet X and or its star, or for reducing radiation or other effects from it.

Procurement of Emergency Supplies & Disaster Drills

FEMA has been preparing for a possible disaster in their Region III, which includes Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, with a deadline of October 1 for delivery of supplies and training of personnel.

Similar emergency preparedness actions are reportedly going on in Puerto Rico and other east coast areas, as well as in the New Madrid Fault – Mississippi River area and Texas.

Meanwhile establishment insiders are said to have vast, well-stocked underground facilities to escape to where they expect to wait out the havoc, while most of those on the surface of Earth perish.

It would be wise to make a best effort to prepare as well as possible in the time remaining before any possible system shut-down or end of civilization scenario. Forming a support community with family, trusted neighbors and nearby friends to make plans, gather supplies and build shelters is a very important consideration.

Jon David Miller is a social analyst, wellness educator, philosopher and singer/songwriter. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts with honors in economics from Ohio University, a Master of Arts in religion and a Master of Divinity from Hartford Seminary, and 40 years of experience in wellness education, business, community organizations, social studies research and writing. Jon is the author of several books, including The New World Order Empire, and developer of several websites, such as

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By Brian Edwards

An area of thunderstorms to the south of Jamaica could organize into a tropical system this week. Environmental conditions are somewhat favorable for further development over the next few days.

This feature will slowly lift northward through early this week. Drenching thunderstorms will become more widespread across Jamaica and parts of Cuba as a result and localized flash flooding will threaten the region.

By midweek, this feature will then track across central or western Cuba before heading into the Gulf of Mexico.

This Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, satellite image of the Caribbean disturbance is from NOAA.

The system’s strength and track in the long term is far from set in stone at this time. Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller stated that “the eventual track of the system will depend on whether or not the system gets picked up by a dip in the jet stream over the western Atlantic.”

However, as the system moves northward into the central or eastern Gulf of Mexico later this week, disruptive winds are expected to weaken, favoring possible development. Water temperatures are also warm enough to support development.

Regardless of whether or not a named tropical system forms, tropical moisture will once again enhance rainfall across Florida. Flooding downpours could be a major concern, especially since the ground is already saturated. – AccuWeather

By Mark Leberfinger

Farmers are more efficient in their use of water from the High Plains Aquifer in Kansas, but the resource is threatened by too much use and not enough water to recharge it.

It is a potential threat to the United States economy as Kansas Congressional District 1 has the highest total market value of agriculture products in the nation, a civil engineering professor at Kansas State University said.

The High Plains Aquifer, also known as the Ogallala Aquifer, is underneath parts of Kansas and seven other states, and covers about 174,000 square miles.

Some of the questions asked during a recent study of the aquifer were: “How long will the water last and how long would it take to recharge it?” according to David Steward of Kansas State, the lead author of the study, which was published on Sept. 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“There is more water being drawn than natural recharging can replace it. The water is going down. There are significant declines,” Steward said.

The aquifer is 30 percent depleted and, under current projections, it will be down another 39 percent in 50 years.

To put it in perspective, it would take between 500 and 1,000 years to completely recharge a depleted aquifer, Steward said.

The top three uses of the aquifer are: irrigation, mainly for corn crops; agricultural feeding operations; and municipal water.

The Kansas State researchers found that there will be significant declines in water pumping rates in the next 15 to 20 years but irrigated agricultural production may increase because of projected increases in water-use efficiencies of corn production.

Farmers use center-pivot irrigation instead of the previous flood irrigation.

“The farmers and the irrigators have adapted to the availability of the aquifer by being more efficient with the use of the water,” he said.

Exacerbating the problem is a continuing drought. Most of the western third of Kansas is in severe to extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Extreme drought conditions are also gripping portions of Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming.

It is hard to tell whether there could be a Dust Bowl-type scenario in the area of the aquifer if current usage and weather conditions continue. It was something that was not looked at in the Kansas State research. Expert Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews said the extreme blowing dust of the Dust Bowl era resulted from agricultural practices, which left land exposed much of the year. These practices have been changed since that era.

“Can we have a return to these conditions? We certainly can,” Andrews said. “Climate is cyclical and we can get stuck in a rut.”

High Plains temperature and precipitation extremes from 1958 to 2010 showed no change, according to a 2012 analysis published in Earth Interactions, a publication of the American Meteorological Society. No trends were found in annual precipitation, extreme precipitation and short-term dry conditions.

The Kansas State research helps prepare the public for the future by educating them about the balance of today’s livelihood with long-term needs, Steward said. It also helps to educate the next generation of civil engineers, agronomists and veterinarians in an environment of real-world problems. – AccuWeather

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