Saturday, November 22, 2008

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Information Statement: M 6.5 SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA 1612Z NOV 22: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

Friday, November 21, 2008

Poetry review: “Fire to Fire” by Mark Doty | csmonitor.com

Poetry review: “Fire to Fire” by Mark Doty | csmonitor.com: "Striking imagery and a powerful imagination are two of his best tools, as evident in his earliest poems. When Doty writes about an Easter contest in “Ararat,” for example (from “Turtle, Swan,” 1987), he doesn’t recall an egg, but an oval full of glorious possibilities.

What might have coiled inside it?

Crocuses tight on their clock-springs,
a bird who’d sing himself into an angel
in the highest reaches of the garden,
the morning’s flaming arrow?

Any small thing can save you.
The descriptions are surprising yet spot-on, and the precise imagery provides the perfect balance for plainer, more conversational phrasing."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.2 040 E ILIAMNA, AK. 0604Z NOV 21: Tsunami NOT expected

iGoogle

I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Einstein

NewsGator Online

"Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry."

Op-Ed Contributor - What’s the Point of Daylight Time? - NYTimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor - What’s the Point of Daylight Time? - NYTimes.com: "What explains this unexpected result? While daylight time reduces demand for household lighting, it increases demand for heating in the early spring and late fall (in the mornings) and, even more important, for cooling on summer evenings. Benjamin Franklin was right about candles, in other words, but he did not consider air-conditioners."

Architecture: A City That's Built at the Bottom of a Lake


Architecture: A City That's Built at the Bottom of a Lake: "something you don't see every day: a town built in the middle of a lake. Not on an island, but actually below water level. It's the ancient city of Seuthopolis, in Bulgaria, which was discovered in 1948."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Roomba

SHOP WITH A COP

I was approached by a member of Longview Hills requesting information on donating to the "Shop With a Cop" program. For those of you who are not familiar with this project, the Oregon State Police, Newport Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff participate in a program where they take underprivileged children Christmas shopping. Each child is given a gift card and goes "shopping" with the officer. According to the officers we spoke with, it is very heart warming as very seldom will these children spend anything on themselves. They want to make sure there is something for Christmas for the moms, dads, sisters and brothers. This year December 6th is the shopping day.

Anything, of course, is appreciated whether it is $5 or $100 (or anything in between). Below is the e-mail I received from Carla Urbigkeit of the Oregon State Police:


Thank you for contacting me about Shop With A Cop!! It is SO hard to raise money when everyone is so strapped!!

I have asked people who want to donate to make the check payable to 'OSP Volunteers' and they can mail the check either to our OSP office here in Newport (PO Box 947) or the OSP Volunteer address (PO Box 974) both in Newport OR 97365. I know, the two PO Boxes are very similar in number!!

I sure appreciate your help! If you have any questions you can certainly call me at 270-4817.

Thanks again!
Carla

I know things are really tight this year and we only ask you to donate if you can afford it. We do, however, want to thank anyone in advance who is able to contribute. Merry Christmas!
Sir Barnett Cocks

"A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pyramid Building

Soon (Nov 23rd, National Geo TV special)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.0 ARCTIC OCEAN 0453Z NOV 18: Tsunami NOT expected

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Information Statement: M 5.1 ARCTIC OCEAN 0411Z NOV 18: Tsunami NOT expected

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Information Statement: M 5.3 ARCTIC OCEAN 0400Z NOV 18: Tsunami NOT expected

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Information Statement: M 5.6 QUEEN ELIZABETH ISLANDS, CANADA 1256Z NOV 17: Tsunami NOT expected

Sunday, November 16, 2008

California wildfire chases 30,000 from homes - Salt Lake Tribune

California wildfire chases 30,000 from homes - Salt Lake Tribune: "LOS ANGELES - Santa Ana winds blowing at times at hurricane strength fanned two more monstrous wildfires on Saturday, destroying hundreds of homes and putting ten of thousands of people under a mandatory evacuation order.
The Los Angeles Times reported more than 30,000 were ordered to leave their homes."

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 7.6 MINAHASSA PENINSULA, SULAWESI 1703Z NOV 16: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK