Monday, May 29, 2006

INVISIBLE

Everyone has probably thought at one time in their life that it would be cool to be invisible. Scientist are saying that it now may be possible! Check out the following links:

Research News: Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak May Be Possible

LiveScience.com - Scientists Aim to Duplicate Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak

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Friday, May 26, 2006

SUNSET



















Sunlight illuminates Manhattan's cross streets, as the sun sets in exact alignment with the city's street grid on May 28, 2001.

The sun will set in a blaze of glory in Manhattan Sunday, fully illuminating every cross street during the last 15 minutes of daylight. Astronomers -- and druids -- are looking forward to the phenomenon, which will be repeated on July 13.

You can listen to a story about this at:
Manhattan Sunset

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A New Roller Coaster Era

Since this is the long Memorial Day Weekend, and the beginning of the summer vacation seasons, I thought it would be appropriate to do a post on Roller Coasters. Many people during this time of year visits amusement parks, and look for the new roller coasters. So to help here is some information:


Here is a story from npr:
Roller Coasters

Weekend Edition - Saturday, May 27, 2006
· Summertime is a boon for amusement parks, with each trying to bump up their fear factor by offering the sleekest, fastest roller coaster. Surprisingly, a new Orlando roller coaster prides itself on being slow. An innovative design makes up for what the ride lacks in speed.
At a mere 50 miles per hour -- less than half the top speed of some of its competitors -- Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom makes its way along snow-capped mountains surrounding a realistic Tibetan village.
By narrowing the rider's view, controlling perception and color contrast, the ride creates the illusion of speed.

Follow this link for more information and some cool links:
Roller Coasters

Record-Holding Coasters
Built in 1884, the Coney Island Cyclone in Coney Island, N.Y., is the oldest coaster in the United States.

At 456 feet, Kingda Ka of Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey is the tallest coaster in the country. It is also the fastest, reaching 128 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds.

Busch Gardens' SheiKra in Tampa, Fla., holds the current record for the tallest dive. It lifts passengers 200 feet and sends them back down at a 90-degree angle at 70 miles per hour.

People's Choice: America's Favorite Coasters
Results of Amusement Today magazine's 2005 Golden Ticket Awards:

TOP 5 STEEL ROLLERCOASTERS 2005
1 Millennium Force, Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
2 Superman Ride of Steel, Six Flags New England (Agawam, Mass.)
3 Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
4 Appollo's Chariot, Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.)
5 Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, N.J.)

TOP 5 WOODEN ROLLERCOASTERS 2005
1 Thunderhead, Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, Tenn.)
2 BoulderDash, Lake Compounce (Bristol, Conn.)
3 Shivering Timbers, Michigan's Adventure (Muskegon, Mich.)
4 Phoenix, Knoebel's Amusement Resort (Elysburg, Pa.)
5 Raven, Holiday World (Santa Claus, Ind.)
Amusement Today's 2005 "Golden Ticket Awards."

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

THE NEXT BIG CONSPIRACY THEORY

Now that the hype about the Da Vinci Code is over, what will be the next big conspiracy theory? What will be the next big book and movie? We have so many to choose from. Consider the following theories, hollywood could have a good time with these:


1. The 9/11 Conspiracy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_Conspiracy














2. Eisenhower and the Extraterrestrials: Eisenhower Meets Extraterrestrials
You can even sign a petition that calls for an open inquiry by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee into President Eisenhower’s alleged meeting with extraterrestrial ambassadors on February 20-21, 1954; and for full Congressional immunity from all penalties for those revealing classified information, on President Eisenhower’s meeting. You can see the petiton at: www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/584805497










3. The Reptilian Conspiracy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilian_humanoid
This is one of my favorites, this theory holds that "shape-shifting aliens are among us - as our presidents, our royalty, or diplomats and even our entertainers," according to "Conspiracies and Secret Societies." What's more, the lizards have run human history for thousands of years. The primary proponent of this notion is Englishman David Icke, a former sports announcer for the BBC. You can see a list of all the people in our goverment who are supposedly Reptilians:
http://www.thewatcherfiles.com/exposing_reptilians.htm













I will consider a few more in my next post. Do you know of any good conspiracy theories? If so send me your information to: tsrk30@sbcglobal.net

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

HOW THEY TALK ON THE INTERNET IN CHINA



May 24, 2006

MOST POPULAR NET WORD IN CHINA

THE most frequently used word on the Internet in China is “顶,” pronounced “Ding,” which means to support other people’s Website posts, Beijing Morning Post reported today.
The Ministry of Education and the National Linguistics Work Committee published 20 words that netizens use the most on the Internet.


The appearance rate of “顶” is 23.02 percent, which means a netizen uses”顶” once among roughly every five words.
Experts said that half of these most popular words were used on published BBS posts, rather than in online chats.
The research said netizens prefer using symbols to words when chatting online. “The expression symbols on QQ and MSN help people to communicate better,” said He Tingting, a professor from the Central China Normal University.
Experts said that net lingo is rapidly evolving over the use of normal words. These unique net lingo creations embody a netizens’ intelligence and creativity.


Top 20 Net Words:
1. 顶 (support).


2. 555. It is used jokingly to represent the sound of sobbing and sadness.


3. ding (support).


4. mm/MM (young girls).

5. LZ. The person who publishes a post.


6. DD/dd (young boys)


7. 88 (bye-bye)


8. 偶 (I)


9. 马甲 (online alias). The Chinese term literally means waistcoat. But now, it’s also used to describe an alias name a Net surfer uses to hide their real name from chat-room discussions or blog post.


10. ID (identification).


11. 斑主 (BBS moderator).


12. 恩 (okay).


13. 汗或寒 (sweating or cold). It is used when something strange or unacceptable has been said; “汗” or “寒” show an attitude.


14. 晕 (faint). Originally, the Chinese word means faint or dizzy. But now people tend to utter the word whenever they hear or see something unordinary, confusing, funny or meaningless.


15. ps/PS (abbreviation of Photoshop).


16. 灌水 (flood-blogging). When guanshui is used on the Internet its context changes, it no longer means “irrigation” as per its normal use. Some Web bloggers upload tons of nonsense or useless information in order to earn more online credits, but are scorned by blog viewers for wasting their time and the server space.


17. ddd (support in a strong tone)


18. bs/BS (despise)


19. 楼猪 (the person who publishes a post)


20. 滴. The word is similar pronounced of auxiliary words “的” and “地”

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TEN YEARS LEFT?

How much longer does planet earth have left? There are some who are saying we may have only ten years left. A new film that is about to be released makes the following claim:

"Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced".

The name of the film is AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. You can find all the information at the following link:

http://www.climatecrisis.net/

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Project Serpo















Did you see the new report on Project Serpo? You may be saying, "No, I don't even know what Project Serpo is!" Well before we look at the new report, lets have a little history lesson:

Project Serpo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Project Serpo is a term in ufology circles referring to an alleged exchange programme between ultra top secret levels in the government of the United States and an alien homeworld called Serpo. It is speculated that Serpo is an (as yet officially uncharted) inhabited planet in the Zeta Reticuli system. Zeta Reticuli is a mapped binary star some 39 light years from Earth. In the 1990s it was thought that a planet had been detected here using advanced telescopes but that was later recanted by scientists who stated that it was merely a "wobble" caused by a pulsar. This has only increased speculation of a cover-up.

You can read the entire article at:
Wikipedia: Project Serpo


Since this story broke there has been a lot of information and web sites that have been created to either support the story or to argue against it:

A website at serpo.info was created by someone calling themselves "Tacitus Monroe" (Tacitus is Latin for silent, Monroe is an anagram for No More, thus "Silent No More"). The site featured only one page, on which was written a warning that he would release damaging info unless evidence was released. The deadline was midnight April 30th, Pacific time. At that time another message appeared saying:
Project SERPO: The Truth
Time is up.
True Disclosure will now take place.
I will be providing evidence to show the following:
Richard C. Doty is the sole source of all Serpo releases.
The Paul McGovern involved in verifying the SERPO story does NOT exist.
I fully expect a "Paul McGovern" to appear and claim "Here I am you idiot."
I have proof to renounce those claims.
Other people are actively involved in the Serpo releases. I know the identity of each of these individuals.
I will begin gradually releasing evidence of the above facts in 3 days (May 4th) unless a satisfactory explanation is provided.
The site has been updated with several pieces of evidence that Project SERPO is a hoax.

http://www.serpo.org/ The Project Serpo website
http://lucianarchy.proboards21.com/index.cgi?board=projectserpo 'Open Minds' - The only public forum where Bill Ryan still participates.
http://www.unknowncountry.com/
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2005/12/06.html#recap
“JOURNEY INTO THE HILL STAR MAP” presented by Marjorie E. Fish
Project Serpo: Postings by "Anonymous" -- Breaking news? exhaustive discussion with Bill Ryan on AboveTopSecret.com
The Jerry Pippin Serpo web page

Just in the last week another story has broke about this subject:
New 'Project SERPO' info made public
Source says alien visitors crashed near Roswell and a live being survived until '52.
--American Chronicle
Follow this link for the story:
New 'Project SERPO' info made public

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

EVOLUTION




















I received this picture in my e-mail. It shows a particular view of evolution that is sometimes referred to as Theistic Evolution. It attempts to take evolution and the Idea of Creation and merge them into one. The only problem with this theory as the picture presents it, is the question of the origin of life. Can life arise from non living materials? The answer is no. If you look at the picture you see that is shows a creator stepping in for the creation of Adam and Eve, but we are still left with the question, how did life begin?Consider the following information carefully:


The origin of life
by Dr David N. Menton
Adapted from:St. Louis MetroVoice, August 1993, Vol. 3, No. 8
One of the most fundamental axioms of biology is that all life comes from pre-existing life. Still, until the later part of the 19th century, life was believed to arise from non-living matter by a process called spontaneous generation. Ancient Egyptians, for example, thought mice arose from the mud of the Nile. In 1600, J.B. Helmont even reported proof for the spontaneous generation of mice claiming that if wheat, cheese, and soiled linen are placed together in a jar, mice will eventually appear! This idea of the spontaneous generation of life from non-life was so deeply ingrained in biological thought that it took nearly 200 years of experimental evidence to completely disprove it.
In 1650, Francesco Redi, an Italian physician, proved that maggots come from living flies and not from lifeless meat as was widely believed. This was a serious blow to spontaneous generation, but when bacteria were later discovered, it was thought that at least microorganisms might arise from non-life. This notion too was finally laid to rest in 1864 by the great scientist (and creationist) Louis Pasteur, who demonstrated that bacteria can only come from living bacteria. When Pasteur reported his results before the French Academy he confidently declared that, never will the doctrine of spontaneous generation arise from this mortal blow. Pasteur never dreamed that the widely discredited evolutionary ideas of his contemporary, Charles Darwin, would one day become widely accepted by the scientific community, reviving once again the notion of spontaneous generation. In his book, The Origins of Life, evolutionist Cyril Ponnamperuma said: It is, perhaps, ironic that we tell beginning students in biology about Pasteurs experiments as the triumph of reason over mysticism yet we are coming back to spontaneous generation, albeit in a more refined and scientific sense, namely to chemical evolution.
Most evolutionists are dead certain that life evolved by chance (without divine intervention) from non-living chemicals through a process called chemical evolution. Some evolutionists even insist that life must have independently evolved more than once on earth. Most evolutionists are confident that life has evolved many times in many other places in the universe. Although Darwin spoke longingly of the chance origin of life from simple chemicals in some warm little pond, there has never been evidence that anything remotely like this has ever happened. In fact, the evidence for chemical evolution is so embarrassing, some evolutionists insist that the whole idea of the origin of life is not even a part of the theory of evolution but rather is a creationist plot to discredit evolution!
Evolutionists speculate that life gradually evolved from mere hydrogen in a series of stages. The first stage began about 15 billion years ago with the big bang which produced an expanding cloud of hydrogen gas all else was void. With time and energy, hydrogen transformed into all the other chemical elements. Then, about 4 billion years ago, the earths atmosphere consisted of methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water, from which life would inevitably evolve.
During stage two it is believed that simple chemicals from stage one formed the small organic molecules essential to life, such as sugars, amino acids, and nucleotides. In 1953, Miller and Urey claimed to simulate the evolution of some of these organic molecules from methane and ammonia using apparatus and conditions designed to achieve the desired result.
Stage three in chemical evolution is supposed to have involved the stringing together of small organic molecules into long chain-like molecules called polymers. The most important biological polymers are starches (polymers of sugars), proteins (polymers of amino acids), and DNA (polymers of nucleotides). In another evolution simulation experiment, Sidney Fox produced protein-like molecules by heating pure-dry amino acids at high temperatures. When this material was allowed to cool in water it formed small globules which he called microspheres. Although these microspheres are stone dead, evolutionists refer to them as protocells, implying that they represent an early stage of living cells. In fact, about the only similarity between microspheres and living cells is that they are, as their name implies, small and spherical.
The final stage of chemical evolution involves the chance transformation of organic molecules and polymers into the unfathomably complex machinery of living cells. Here evolutionary speculation is so unrestrained by evidence, or even plausibility, that it fails to merit serious consideration. The biochemist Dr David Green pretty well summed it up when he said in his book Molecular Insights into the Living Process: the macromolecule-to-cell transition is a jump of fantastic dimensions, which lies beyond the range of testable hypothesis. In this area all is conjecture. The available facts do not provide a basis for postulating that cells arose on this planet. Evolutionists have tried to get around this problem by invoking long periods of time in the hope that, given enough time, virtually anything is possible except, of course, special creation.
Now even some evolutionists fear that time and chance may not be the answer. The Nobel laureate Dr Francis Crick (co-discoverer of the structure of DNA), in his book Life Itself, insists that the probability of lifes chance origin simply defies calculation. Crick, an atheist, says: ‘What is so frustrating for our present purpose is that it seems almost impossible to give any numerical value to the probability of what seems a rather unlikely sequence of events ... . An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle ... Incredibly, Crick concludes that the first living organisms on earth may have been seeded in our oceans by intelligent beings from another planet! Obviously, this reasoning would only transfer the problem of origins to another place in the universeif chemical evolution is impossible here, why would it be any more feasible elsewhere, given that the laws of physics and chemistry are the same? Or were the aliens created?
The late Sir Fred Hoyle, who coined the term big bang (in ridicule), has recently concluded that the origin of life by chance is an absurd idea. In his book Evolution From Space, Hoyle insists that it is obvious that the complexity of life demands an intelligent designer, possibly even (heaven forbid!) God. According to Hoyle: Once we see, however, that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly minuscule as to make it absurd, it becomes sensible to think that the favorable properties of physics on which life depends are in every respect deliberate ... . It is therefore almost inevitable that our own measure of intelligence must reflect ... higher intelligences ... even to the limit of God ... such a theory is so obvious that one wonders why it is not widely accepted as being self-evident. In an address at Cal Tech, Hoyle said that no amount of time now being considered by evolutionists is even remotely adequate to accomplish the formation of a higher living organism by chance. Such an event, he said, would be comparable to the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junk-yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from materials therein.
Evolutionists, who must essentially invoke miracles without God, have no other choice than to believe in chance events so improbable they undermine the statistical foundation on which modern science rests. In his book Origins: A Skeptics Guide to Creation of Life on Earth, evolutionist Robert Shapiro abandons all skepticism and lamely argues: One escape hatch yet exists for spontaneous generation. Why need the event have been probable? We can just stare at the odds, shrug, and note with thanks how lucky we were ... After all, improbable events occur all the time. Think of it, with an unquestioning faith like this in God, we Christians could move mountains!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bird flu hits Florida

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