Seattle Earthquake Looms

An article in The New Yorker is claiming that experts are putting the odds of an almost unimaginable disaster occurring in the next 50 years in the American northwest at 1 in 10. Seattle Earthquake Looms

They say that the unheralded Cascadia Fault will be the cause of a 9-plus magnitude earthquake followed by a 100-foot tsunami.

Directly affected will be everything west of I-5 from Seattle to Portland.

The initial death toll will be 13,000 as estimated by FEMA.  If the quake hits in the summer when the beaches are full it will be far higher.Those with no choice but to remain there will spend three to six months without electricity, one to three years without drinking water and sewage systems, and three or more years without hospitals.

The full article by Kathryn Schulz can be found here.

Seattle Earthquake Looms

BillLawrenceOnline Back Online

BillLawrenceOnline Back Online -- BillLawrenceOnline was among the Delaware County organizations affected by Tuesday's storm. Power and service returned about an hour ago.  We would like to thank PECO and Springfield Township for their assistance. Despite the wait, we never felt abandone
At 6:17 p.m., in Springfield, Pa., minutes after the June 23 storm.

BillLawrenceOnline was among the Delaware County organizations affected by Tuesday’s storm. Power and service returned about 7:40 tonight, June 26.

We would like to thank PECO and Springfield Township for their assistance. Despite the wait, we never felt abandoned.

We also again realized what great neighbors we had.

Chef Bill Sr. should himself to be a chef supreme in his cooking the food thawing in the freezer. The lemon-chicken, cheese steak burritos and blueberry pancakes done on a gas grill made us pity the poor people who had to eat in restaurants.

One point, though immediately after the storm neither 911 nor PECO were taking emergency calls.

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Professor Cyril Broderick Claims Ebola Conspiracy

With the first American Ebola case now confirmed in Dallas, we should note some things not to do for those in a position to have a forum and we will start with Delaware State Professor Cyril E. Broderick, Sr., a Liberian native who had a screed published in the Monrovia Daily Observer blaming the disease on the CIA.

The Daily Observer is Liberia’s largest newspaper.

Broderick cited the 1989 novel The Hot Zone as his source.

Really.

Delaware State is defending Broderick declaring that  it is his First Amendment right to spout this garbage.

Of course, that’s a straw man. Nobody is advocating jail for this twit. We are suggesting it be appropriate to condemn what he wrote — The First Amendment applies to Delaware State administrators as well, after all — and takes step to disassociate the school from him.

It is a sad day when the NFL takes idiotic statements by its employees more seriously than academia.

Hat tip Rick Moran at PJMedia

Professor Cyril Broderick Claims Ebola Conspiracy

 

Professor Cyril Broderick Claims Ebola Conspiracy

Solar Storm Approaches

During the past two days, the Sun has had two bursts of radiation called a coronal mass ejections, or CMEs.

The one that was emitted Tuesday is supposed to arrive early tomorrow, Sept. 12, and create a G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm, according to the National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center.

The one that was emitted Wednesday is expected to arrive arriving later in the day and combine with Tuesday’s CME hence creating a G3 (strong)  geomagnetic storm

The G3 storm watch will continue through Sept. 13 with G1 (minor) storming expected to occur into Sept. 14.

The authorities don’t seem to expect any problems that can’t be handled, however, and have not as of Thursday evening issued any advisories for the average citizen.

Solar Storm Approaches

Solar Storm Approaches

American Ebola Patients Released

Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the two Christian Missionaries who contracted ebola after treating patients in Liberia have been released from Emory University Hospital it has been announced.

“We are tremendously pleased with Dr. Brantly and Mrs. Writebol’s recovery,” said Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit. He noted that the hospital is confident their discharges pose no public health threat.

Nearly half the patients receiving medical care in the current outbreak in West Africa are surviving, CNN reported.

For Dr. Brantly’s comments visit here.

American Ebola Patients Released

American Ebola Patients Released

Ebola Coverage Stays Quiet

With all the stories regarding celebrity deaths and such, it sure is easy to see why its hard for the old media to find some room concerning the West African Ebola epidemic.

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer did manage to sneak in a few paragraphs on page 4 about how its going to last six more months.

As of yesterday, Aug. 15, the reported toll was 1,145 deaths and  2,127 cases of the disease.

The World Health Organization (WHO) claims the reported toll “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak.”

The New York Times, to its credit, is taking the matter seriously, as is Matt Drudge.

Other stories of interest not getting much mention is a report that Ukraine has attacked Russian troops — something denied by Russia —  and leaves changing color in Pittsburgh due to record cold temperatures pretty much putting paid to all claims of global warming.

Ebola Coverage Stays Quiet

Ebola Coverage Stays Quiet

 

Verizon Helps Ice Victims

Hat tip Steve Barrar Verizon Helps Ice Victims

With power outages still widespread in Southeastern Pennsylvania, these Verizon Wireless stores are opening their doors for powerless residents to charge their phones and other electronics until power is restored in their areas:

· Verizon Wireless at Lehigh Valley Mall Whitehall
181 Lehigh Valley Mall
Whitehall, PA 18052
(610) 231-1720

· Verizon Wireless at Quakertown
219 NW End Blvd.
Quakertown, PA 18951
(215) 529-4141

· Verizon Wireless at Abington
1495 Old York Rd.
Abington, PA 19001
(215) 576-1520

· Verizon Wireless at Montgomeryville
744 Bethlehem Pike
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
(215) 361-0180

· Verizon Wireless at Royersford
1836 E Ridge Pike
Royersford, PA 19468
(610) 454-0480

· Verizon Wireless at Warrington
620 Easton Rd.
Warrington, PA 18976
(215) 491-6630

· Verizon Wireless at Springfield
130 S. State Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064
(610) 338-1880

· Verizon Wireless at Ardmore
195 W. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 645-4175

· Verizon Wireless at King of Prussia
140 Allendale Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 491-6400

· Verizon Wireless at Downingtown
32 Quarry Rd.
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 518-3200

For residents in Eastern Montco near NE Philly, the Cottman Avenue store  is also providing this service.

Verizon Helps Ice Victims

Fukushima Wasn’t Nuclear Disaster

Fukushima Wasn't Nuclear DisasterWhat happened March 11, 2011 in Fukushima, Japan wasn’t a nuclear disaster according to physicist Kelvin Kemm. Granted, it was a earthquake and tsunami disaster but the actual destruction caused by the core meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant was minor.

Kemm notes that there no deaths or injuries caused by radiation , and no private property damaged by radiation.

“What there was, was a major media feeding frenzy fueled by the rather remote possibility that there may have been a major radiation leak,” says Kemm.

Kemm notes that the only deaths caused by the meltdown were due to the forced evacuation of thousands of persons leading to heart attacks and disrupted medical treatment.

If a near half-century old nuclear plant can experience a nine magnitude earthquake and 30-foot tsunami without causing nuclear energy related deaths, then nuclear energy is a technology that should be encouraged.

For Kemm’s full article visit here.

Fukushima Wasn’t Nuclear Disaster

Sandy Cleanup Contractor Tips

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania residents were left without power and with storm cleanup related to fallen trees, power lines and other debris. If you need to hire someone to make repairs to your home or property, Pennsylvania has a law in place to help ensure you are hiring a legitimate contractor, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129)

The Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act of 2008 establishes a mandatory registration program for contractors who offer or perform home improvements in Pennsylvania. It establishes minimum insurance requirements for contractors; requires contractors to provide their registration number in their ads and contracts; establishes required contract terms for home improvement contracts; prohibits unfair business practices; and creates a criminal penalty for home improvement fraud.

The Office of Attorney General also offers these tips to avoid unscrupulous contractors:

Never enter into a repair or improvement project without a written contract that includes a start and finish date and a three-day right-to-cancel notice.

Never sign a blank contract, or one that does not include all the costs and supplies.

Never hire a contractor who does not have a business card or local phone number and address.

Never make final payment until you are completely satisfied with the work performed.

Any good written contract includes the type, quality and warranty of materials to be used and outlines all the financial terms and payment schedules. It also includes a complete description of the work to be done and a guarantee that old materials and debris will be removed.

For more information on hiring a good contractor and avoiding scams, visit www.attorneygeneral.gov/hiccon.aspx.

Sandy Cleanup Contractor Tips