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Friday the 13th: THE SOLAR FLARE

A solar flare releasing shock waves. Click image for more details.

A solar flare releasing shock waves. Click image for more details.

The clock just struck midnight. It’s Friday the 13th in America. But relax the fear of the triple solar flare knocking down the power grid is remote. It would be physically impossible for the triple solar flare that departed from the sun hours ago to cripple the world’s complete power grid with its shock wave, at least on Friday the 13th as some humorous scientists and media reporters suggested.

The reason has less to do with physics and more to do with the relevancy of time. You see, in another three to four hours it’s already Saturday, the 14th in much of the world. In places like the +12 zones of Fakaofo, Apia, Nukualofa and the Chatham Islands. So if a power grid goes down, later today than earlier, it will be in he Western and Northern Hemispheres.

But what if it did or what if it does? Are you prepared?

What would you do if suddenly, all power perished like the blown-out flame of a flickering candle? You couldn’t cook inside. You couldn’t quench your Internet addiction. You couldn’t read your favorite novel at night. The electronic locks on hotel doors and millions of doors across America would immediately fail. What would you do? Could you survive?

If all power were lost lives would begin perishing at the moment of solar intrusion. Electrical apparatus would fail miserably. Hospitals may rely on backup generators but then they would run out of fuel and die out, too. Fuel would be unavailable because gasoline pumps are run by electricity. People would begin dying within the hour. There would be no cold storage to keep and preserve their bodies. Oh, you haven’t even begun to imagine what if.

I’ll leave you with your thoughts of imagination.

Your mind is only as sane as the world you live in. There is no Twilight Zone, just the Dead Zone. Armageddon came with the blink of the eye and hoofbeats of the four Great horses were thunderously loud. Global warming didn’t matter anymore. Superstitious or Trick or Treat. The hour has come, in America it’s Friday the 13th. Hurry up and get your blog post out while you have time. Now is now. Gone is gone. Get your cellphone ready for an all-time viral selfie with the solar flash of doom.

In a few hours, due East, or a long haul West people in another time zone won’t have to live… or die in the Dead Zone of the next 24 hours. Their hour has passed, unless of course they live in the outer limits of the earth’s time shadow in regions like +13, +14 and -11 and -10, there, at least for the next 3-4 hours (depending on how swiftly I can publish this) it’s only Thursday. In places like Adak, Baker Island, Alofi, Rarotonga, Papeete, Honolulu or even Anchorage, Fairbanks and all of Alaska in the U.S.A.

Y2K all over again. When a former boss asked me why I moved to Las Vegas I had told him because of Y2K. I’d watch the New Year’s celebration in Times Square, NYC like I always had, from TV. If the power all went out like it was predicted to, I’d have three hours to decide what to do. Three hours in End Time is like three centuries. If the East Coast went dark, the West Coast was doomed, too. Then I asked him, “Where will midnight strike first, in Russia or in the United States? And which intercontinental ballistic missile system will be disabled first and which will function perfectly well?” Y2K never happened. But what if….

Will the nightmare of all nightmares come screaming at your door, or will the scream come from within? Or will today pass like any other day, nothing out of the ordinary other than the daily bad news, but then, isn’t that ordinary?

Happy Friday, or Thursday… or Saturday, wherever you live in the world. Be safe. Be smart. Be prepared, just in case. Think. Rethink. And think again. That’s what survival is all about–planning your destination no matter what your environment; man, nature or spiritual, has in store for you.

Resources:
Solar Flares May Send ‘Shockwave’ To Earth On Friday The 13th
Y2K – World in Crisis
Solar flare
Time Zone Map

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Brad Keselowski Wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS (Vegas Valley.wordpress.com) — While Brad Keselowski won this afternoon’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes history.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel during the final lap and is overtaken by Keselowski in the final quarter, but takes second place to land his spot in auto-racing history for his opening season with three consecutive top-two finishes. Motorcar stories are still unfolding as auto racing ends for the day at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and crowds disperse into long-line traffic jams exiting North Las Vegas.

Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, we had an extra hour of sunshine and coupled with good weather here in Vegas for one of the Valley’s most popular events.

Earnhardt was one of three drivers who failed to make a final pit stop for fuel and that cost him in the final quarter lap, but he’s satisfied with his second-place win. Details can be found around the web on today’s multiple victories but the most popular places to look are none other than Brad Keselowski Wins in Vegas as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Runs Out of Fuel (FOXsports.com NASCAR) [Includes video] and Race Day Blog-Sunday-Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Neither Kurt or Kyle Busch had a good day at their home track. Unfortunately the Vegas Valley favorite home boys weren’t in the big money or even in the top ten, but then there are other racing days. The favorite sons will surely have their name in neon lights again.

Unofficial Kobalt Racing Results 09 March 2014:

1st-Car #2-Brad Keselowski

2nd-#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.

3rd-#27-Menard

4th-#22-Logano

5th-99-Edwards

6th-48-Johnson

7th-31 Newman

8th-5-Kahne

9th-24-Gordon