Republican McCarthyism Then and Now

Sen. Ted Cruz as Sen. joe McCarthy

Sen. Ted Cruz as Sen. Joe McCarthy

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                         Welcome back MY Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. . Today I share ‘Republican Party McCarthyism – Then and Now’  about the current state of our Republican Party. Over the past decade we have seen a shift in tactics and rhetoric used by elements of the Republican Party. Looking back, over the shoulder of our national political dialogue, we can see that this shift actually started with (R) Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia and his ‘Contract with America’. But, I get ahead of myself and my story line.

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First; a word of warning and an explanation. My Dear Shoevians, in the real world I have many; family, friends, and acquaintances that are Republicans. It is not now, nor has it every been, my intention to write and publish works that are derogatory of the Republican Party for the mere sake of being derogatory. I have genuine and legitimate concerns about the direction and motivations for the most outspoken members of the current ideation of the Republican Party.

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Republican Attack on Democratic Party

Republican Sen. Joe McCarthy’s Attack on Democratic Party

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Next, I know that a great many of you, My Dear Shoevians, are not Americans. I know (I read my Google Analytics) I have a ton of Shoevians from all around the globe. For that reason, I will be explaining a lot of American history that, we Americans, have no need for explanation. However, it works for me because I want to build a timeline for all of you, My Dear Shoevians. Our story starts on February 9th, 1950 in the city of Wheeling, West Virginia. Yes, right there about 15% of my American audience just got where I am going and who I am about to write… about.  

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        The date is February 9th, 1950. The place is Wheeling, West Virginia and the person is one Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. It was on this very day that an (unfortunate and hurtful) ‘American Movement’ was born. America could still, clearly, see the Second World War in our rear-view mirrors. We saw it in our injured soldiers, returned home with less than they left. We saw it in the elected President, Ike Eisenhower, sitting in the White House’s Oval Office. We saw it in the ‘Ration Stickers’ that still appeared in many car windows, and we saw it on the front doors of the families that had lost sons in Europe and the Pacific. The war was still very much a part of our day-to-day lives. Senator McCarthy was up for reelection, and he had (what he thought was) a brilliant idea for reelection. Here are the first shots fired in this war against the ‘Other’ party in America’s Two-Party system:

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        “I have here in my hand a list of 205 . . . a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department. . . .”[1]

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Sen. Joseph McCarthy List 205 Names

Sen. Joseph McCarthy List 205 Names

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My Dear Shoevians, at the time of this speech our President was (Democrat) Harry S. Truman and Senator McCarthy was a Republican. The Cabinet position, of Secretary of State, and head of the State Department was a Democrat appointee. As with most administrations (then and now) high positions (Cabinet level and directly below) are generally given to party loyalists. With these 28 words, Senator Joseph McCarthy started a war on the Democratic Party and gave real life of the (upcoming) ‘Red Scare’. These are the 28 words:

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“I have here in my hand a list of 205 . . . a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party…”[2]

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Sen. Joseph McCarthy List 205 Names

Sen. Joseph McCarthy List 205 Names

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This speech is, now, commonly known as the “Enemies Within” speech. With these few words Senator Joseph McCarthy assured his reelection, and started a hysteria that would sweep our nation, and sweep thousands of good and genuine Americans; out of jobs, into disrepute and into ruin. To this day, now in 2015 some sixty-five years later, the “list of 205 names” has never been seen. The list was never submitted to Congress or any government agency. Nobody but Senator Joseph McCarthy ever saw the “205 names” on this historic list.

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Nevertheless, Senator McCarthy had given ample fuel to the single greatest Witch Hunt of the twentieth century. America was already on a path of self-destruction with the House Committee on Un-American Activities. This committee was made a standing committee in 1945, Senator McCarthy was using this communist paranoia to catapult his reelection in 1950. Suddenly every American was examining their neighbors, and looking for the “communists all around us”.

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 Sen. Joseph McCarthy State Dept INFESTED with Communists

Sen. Joseph McCarthy State Dept INFESTED with Communists

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This ‘Red Scare’ came to Hollywood and attacked many of our national entertainment icons. Few Americans, today, realize the scope of the harm and hurt that this man, and his paranoid delusions, did to our great Republic. The image, below, captures just how heinous this disease became and who was damaged by this Witch Hunt.

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Lucy Ball As Red

Lucy Ball As Red

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Yes Lucille Ball, of ‘I Love Lucy’, was attacked by the baseless and paranoid delusions. I could go on for pages and pages… talk about The Hollywood Ten’[3] who took a courageous stand against this terrible Witch Hunt. However, that is not the point of today’s article. Today I want to make all ofyou, My Dear Shoevians, familiar with ‘McCarthyism’ the disease and the real and substantive damage this disease did to our Republic. Then, I want to take a few moments to point out… that this disease did not die back in 195e, they way we were lead to believe. That this disease has remained alive within one political party here in America.

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Free The Hollywood Ten

Free The Hollywood Ten

(Free The Hollywood Ten)

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McCarthyism did reach its peak, and Senator Joseph McCarthy did meet his end. As you, My Dear Shoevians, can clearly see from this headline in the New York Times December 3rd, 1954.

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END of McCarthyism 12-1954

END of McCarthyism 12-1954

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Now:

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My Dear Shoevians the return of McCarthyism, to America, came with Congressman (and short-time Speaker) Newt Gingrich. In 1994 (R) Rep. Newt Gingrich started a Republican initiate called ‘The Contract with America”. Republicans sought to end the forty year alienation of Republicans from the Majority in the House of Representatives. However, my concern is not with the contract, but rather with the language Newt Gingrich brought to Republicans in 1996.

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In a GOPAC memo Newt Gingrich defined the Language: A Key Mechanism of Control[4] In this memo Newt Gingrich sought to change the way Republicans spoke about: government, governance and the Democratic Party! Here is an excerpt that, directly, pertains to the Democratic Party:

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  • bosses
  • bureaucracy
  • cheat
  • coercion
  • “compassion” is not enough
  • destroy
  • destructive
  • devour
  • disgrace
  • endanger
  • excuses
  • failure (fail)
  •  hypocrisy
  • ideological
  • impose
  • incompetent
  • insecure
  • insensitive
  • intolerant
  • liberal
  • lie
  • radical
  • red tape
  • self-serving
  • selfish
  • sensationalists
  • shallow
  • they/them
  • threaten
  • traitors
  • unionized
  • urgent (cy)
  • waste
  • welfare[5]

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Here is an excerpt from the memo circulated in 1996:

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As you know, one of the key points in the GOPAC tapes is that “language matters.” In the video “We are a Majority,” Language is listed as a key mechanism of control used by a majority party, along with Agenda, Rules, Attitude and Learning. As the tapes have been used in training sessions across the country and mailed to candidates we have heard a plaintive plea: “I wish I could speak like Newt.”

That takes years of practice. But, we believe that you could have a significant impact on your campaign and the way you communicate if we help a little. That is why we have created this list of words and phrases.

This list is prepared so that you might have a directory of words to use in writing literature and mail, in preparing speeches, and in producing electronic media. The words and phrases are powerful. Read them. Memorize as many as possible. And remember that like any tool, these words will not help if they are not used.

While the list could be the size of the latest “College Edition” dictionary, we have attempted to keep it small enough to be readily useful yet large enough to be broadly functional. The list is divided into two sections: Optimistic Positive Governing words and phrases to help describe your vision for the future of your community (your message) and Contrasting words to help you clearly define the policies and record of your opponent and the Democratic party.

Please let us know if you have any other suggestions or additions. We would also like to know how you use the list. Call us at GOPAC or write with your suggestions and comments. We may include them in the next tape mailing so that others can benefit from your knowledge and experience.”[6]

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From this day forward members of the “Democratic Party” became “liberals”! Other Republican representatives, both in the House and Senate, sought to “speak like Newt’! In addition, My Dear Shoevians, it was in 1996 that the Fox ‘News’ network premiered on cable. Thus began the concerted effort to repaint the Democratic Party as; “communists”, “socialists”, “liberals” and the arch enemy of the American people. Sound familiar? Just four short years before the turn of the century, and five before the terrorist attack on America, Republicans had given up on politics played ‘by the rules’ and sought to breath life back into McCarthyism!

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From this day forward the goal was not the “fair and equal access and control of the levers of government for the betterment of the nation and its citizens”. No, now the goal was to put the Republican Party in power and keep it there! The demagoguery of the Democratic Party had started, and today it is in full swing! I have showed you how it all started, let me now wrap up this article by showing you how far this disease has spread.

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At a town hall, in Jensen Beach Florida, Republican Allen West lambasted Congressional Democrats as:

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 “”It’s a good question. I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. … It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”[7]

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Granted, the Town Hall was highly biased, as we can tell by me sharing the question Rep. West answered:

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“”What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialist?”

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A concerted effort to paint Congressional Democrats as “members of the Communist Party…”This is how it starts! FYI the “Congressional Progressive Caucus” is made up of only Congressional members of the Democratic Party.

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IN 1950 Joseph McCarthy pointed to the elitists within America and the American government that were the problem and the source of Communism in government.

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“. It has not been the less fortunate, or members of minority groups who have been traitorous to this Nation, but rather those who have had all the benefits that the wealthiest Nation on earth has had to offer . . . the finest homes, the finest college education and the finest jobs in government we can give.”[8]

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And Now:

“Republican smear campaigns often make use of this “elites vs. real Americans” theme. Here’s Curt Levey of the Committee for Justice, speaking to senators about then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court:

“Remember the values of the regular folks who sent you to Washington. Don’t vote for a Supreme Court nominee whose values are closer to those of the intellectual elite than to those of your constituents.”[9]

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For all of us old enough to remember the 2000 election, we can clearly remember how the Republican Party regularly painted (then) Candidate Sen. John Kerry as an elitist and not someone like you’. Even though the, then, Republican candidate, George W. Bush, came from a EXTREMELY Wealthy family! A family that could trace its wealth all the way back to the turn of the 20th century! However, as we can now clearly see the Republicans are devoted to their rhetoric in a way that Democrats just cannot accomplish.

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Now, let me bring this puppy full circle. Today we, Americans, are bearing witness to a rebirth ofMcCarthyism in our politics and our governance. While claiming that they are of the ‘common people’ they slash subsistence benefits to the ‘least among us’ and route billions in ‘tax breaks’ to the top; 10%, 1% and 0.1%. All the while sticking to the tired and true rhetoric about; Democrats and the Democrat(ic) Party. Now, I have brought you the material, showed you the parallels. It is up to us, My Dear Shoevians, to spread these words. To ‘Share’ this understanding with everyone!

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The only way we can hope to stop the rape of our nation’s treasury, the funneling of funds from programs meant to help ‘the least among us’ to the Wealthiest-10%-1% and 0.1%! We now havethe information. Now, all we need is the WILL to make change!

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As always I am deeply flattered that you come here and read my work. If you have enjoyed your stay and what you have read?  All I ask is that you ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ my work via your social media outlets. Have a great weekend!

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P.S. – In the past, I have tried (desperately) to share my concerns but found more luck in offending than explaining. Thereby forcing away those I had wished (desired) to warn. Over the past year I have worked very hard to change/improve my methods so that I might write/publish my genuine concerns, and that they be heard and not dismissed. My Dear Shoevians, I was; born, raised and reared ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’. Yes, one would not have necessarily guessed that fact from just reading my works but it is the truth. Where I have left ‘The Great State of Texas’ many of my family, close friends and loved ones are still living and working in Texas.

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It is these very Texans that I wish to reach with my thoughts and words. This article is the culmination of that effort, manifest with new tactics and tools. Here is my words of warning: The current ideation of the Republican Party is NOT what you think. History is repeating itself, and it is a part of history America is NOT proud… of. With this article series I hope to explain those words of warning and in so doing, empower those I love and cherish. Much like trying to warn a dear tharn (a la “Watership Down’) by the headlights of an oncoming car, I set out on this task today.

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“Rhetoric is, like, the ‘sugar coating’ of politics. And, right now, there are a lot of ‘sugar junkies’ cluttering up our national political dialogue.” – Daniel Hanning.

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“Now you have a clear understanding of the situation we, as Americans, face. Which leaves U.S.with a choice, My Dear American Shoevians. We can either; choose to stick our heads in the and sand an ignore the situation (or in some cases, wallow in  the self-aggrandizing rhetoric), or we can have the courage (of our nation’s citizens sixty years ago) and stand-up against this harmful divisive narrative. Stand-up by turning off these ‘New-Age-McCarthyists’, take back control over our national political dialogue and narrative, and show this ilk what America really stands for!”

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Adieu!

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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

 

 

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Lost in Space – Chandra – August 26th 2015

Chandra Finds Intriguing Member of Black Hole Family-Tree

Chandra Finds Intriguing Member of Black Hole Family-Tree

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Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. I present to all of you, in this xtra-edtion of ‘Lost in Space’ for August 26th, 2015. Of course this xtra-edition is just a way for me to get my ‘Chandra’ on. Chandra being NASA’s flagship of X-ray astronomy, and the source of all the images in this xtra-edition’ for your weekend viewing pleasure! For all our new Shoevians, the Chandra space telescope is an X-Ray Telescope launched in 1999 by NASA. The images you will see here, today, are combinations of observations by; theChandra X-Ray Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. These two NASA wonders of modern technology and science. Quite honestly, My Dear Shoevians, this article has been ‘In the Works’ for the better part of two weeks. It all started the way many of my articles start, wandering the internet looking for something different to write!

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I had visited the NASA-Curiosity web site and found that the One Year Anniversary had just passed and their was a LOT of material I have to sift through, before I can put together areal tribute to the first year of Curiosity on Mars! So, My Dear Shoevians, look for a One Year Anniversary Edition of The Mars Report coming the first part of next week (August 31stor September 1st, 2105). Not wanting to surmount that particular journey, yet today, I shifted my focus to another of NASA’s projects I had my eye on, Chandra! Chandra is an X-Ray Telescope launched, by NASA, in 1999.

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I have seen some pretty incredible images, in the past few months, coming from the Chandra telescope. So, I headed over to the Chandra site at NASA. Much to my surprise, and my happiness, I found TONS of incredible to awe-inspiring images right at my finger tips. Soon, I became overwhelmed with the number and creative reach of these images. Rather than drown, in the imagery, I downloaded; nine of the most recent images, links for footnotes, and some detail of the images written by the good people at NASA. I put this all into a folder for… TODAY! Today, or rather tonight, it is Tuesday night August 25th, 2015 at about 11:30PM.

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I have all the images uploaded to my four different blog locations, I have all the links to reference the image origins in footnotes, and I have rather long descriptions of the images that I can use to help me write my own content, or use parts to supplement my writing with quotes from NASA. All told, I am now ‘as ready as I am going to be’ to write and publish this article of incredible images from an all NEW source! I do hope that all of you, My Dear Shoevians, enjoy these new images and our newest source for spectacular space images. If all goes well? I will be visiting the Chandra web site several times a month, and we will have another offshoot of ‘Lost in Space’ from Hubble to Chandra! Here goes my best effort at providing you,My Dearest Shoevians, with; more, better and different material, images and scientific exploration.

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Our first image of this edition of ‘Lost in Space’ is/was the image at the top of the page. However, I am going to explain that image when it comes up latter in this article. Therefore, the actual very first image of this edition will be the one right below this paragraph. This is an image of a ‘Super-Massive Black Hole” at the very center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Not everyone knows that the very center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, has a super-massive black hole! I had suspected, for many decades, that this was (in fact) the situation. That, if, our entire ‘reality’ (all of the galaxies, universes and everything) started with a black hole? Then it would stand to reason that the very center of our galaxy would be a black hole. Now, quite honestly, My Dear Shoevians, I did not anticipate that this black hole would be Super-Massive. That took me off guard.

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.NASA's Chandra Detects Record-Breaking Outburst from Milky Way's Black Hole

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(Chandra Detects Record-Breaking Outburst from Milky Way’s Black Hole)

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Oh, FYI, I am writing this article on my other computer… not the laptop that I usually; write, edit, upload and publish with and on. There is nothing wrong with that computer, it is just that I am in way too much pain to use that computer, today. What you, My Dear Shoevians, see above is a combination of images. The Chandra X-Ray Telescope took the originalimage of the x-rays emitting from this supermassive black hole, that is how we find these puppies… radiation found by x-ray searching. Then, they point Hubble at the exact same point, take images, and then overlay the Hubble image over the Chandra image and WaLa! You have the incredibly revealing image that we see, above.

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This is the very center of our Milky Way Galaxy. There we find a “Super-Massive Black Hole” and it is really busy! It is busy blasting “X-Ray Flares”! I could try to put all this into my own words, but the people at NASA really do seem to have a handle on the science that I just don’t Therefore, I will share the quote (below) that was part of the description given on the page with this image. Then, My Dear Shoevians, I will catch you on the other side!

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On September 14, 2013, astronomers caught the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). This event, which was captured by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, was 400 times brighter than the usual X-ray output from Sgr A*, as described in our press release. The main portion of this graphic shows the area around Sgr A* in a Chandra image where low, medium, and high-energy X-rays are red, green, and blue respectively. The inset box contains an X-ray movie of the region close to Sgr A* and shows the giant flare, along with much steadier X-ray emission from a nearby magnetar, to the lower left. A magnetar is a neutron star with a strong magnetic field. A little more than a year later, astronomers saw another flare from Sgr A* that was 200 times brighter than its normal state in October 2014.”2

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Well! That really does help with the explanation of what we are all seeing. The larger image is of the entire central region of the Milky Way. Then, we see two PIPs (Pictures in Pictures)in the lower right corner. The first one, going from left to right, is the earlier image insert showing the ‘Normal’ x-ray radiation output of this super-massive black hole. Then, the secondimage (to the right of the first) show the increased output NASA scientists noticed starting in September of 2013. The whole affair is now over, and the black hole has returned to its normal output of x-ray radiation. However, this sighting has helped Sir Stephen Hawking to solidify his theory on black holes, x-ray radiation (the x-ray radiation of black holes was once named/called ‘Hawking Radiation”) at the event horizon. This was in the news just this week, too!

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NASA's Chandra Suggests Black Holes Gorging at Excessive Rates

                                     NASA’s Chandra Suggests Black Holes Gorging at Excessive Rates

3(NASA’s Chandra Suggests Black Holes Gorging at Excessive Rates)

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Our next image, My Dear Shoevians, (above) is evidence of another super-massive black hole that is gorging on space materials at excessive rates! Chandra has studied dozens of these super-massive black holes and have found that quasars are, frequently, found at the center of these areas. That quasars and super-massive black holes form in/around each other. However, as I mentioned the three quasars and super-massive black holes in this image are consuming matter at “excessive rates”! Here, let me (again) quote the scientists at NASA for a better and clearer understanding of the science.

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Astronomers have studied 51 quasars with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and found they may represent an unusual population of black holes that consume excessive amounts of matter, as described in our latest press release. Quasars are objects that have supermassive black holes that also shine very brightly in different types of light. By examining the X-ray properties with Chandra, and combining them with data from ultraviolet and visible light observations, scientists are trying to determine exactly how these large black holes grow so quickly in the early Universe.

The quasars in this study – including the three shown as Chandra images in the bottom of the graphic – are located between about 5 billion and 11.5 billion light years from Earth. These quasars were selected because they had unusually weak emission from certain atoms, especially carbon, at ultraviolet wavelengths. Also, about 65% of the quasars in this new study were found to be much fainter in X-rays, by about 40 times on average, than typical quasars.

The weak ultraviolet atomic emission and X-ray fluxes from these objects could be an important clue to the question of how a supermassive black hole pulls in matter. Computer simulations show that, at low inflow rates, matter swirls toward the black hole in a thin disk. However, if the rate of inflow is high, the disk can puff up dramatically into a torus or donut that surrounds the inner part of the disk.”4

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Next, is an artist representation of the excessive rates of matter gorging taking place in and around these super-massive black holes and their neighboring quasars. Again, this is not an image taken by either Chandra or the Hubble space telescopes. The top ornage image is the artist representation, and below is actual images taken by the Chandra x-ray telescope. You can clearly see, in the upper image, just how much and how vast the reach and amount of matter these super-massive black holes are pulling into themselves! I simply cannot image being in the space near or around these super-massive black holes. They are completely capable of sucking down the entirely of our solar system in a matter of… … weeks, months, years! Here is the next image, I will catch all of you on the other side!

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Artist Representation of Super-Massive Black Holes Gorging

                                        Artist Representation of Super-Massive Black Holes Gorging

(Artist Representation of Super-Massive Black Holes Gorging)

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Now, My Dear Shoevians, there are not a whole lot of places you can go to see this kind of imaging with all the science explained nice and neat, eh? Oh, bye-the-bye if you are viewing this article at the Blog dot Com web site? Just what do you think of these images with the new theme? Don’t these images just jump off the page?!?! I previewed this new theme a lot,before picking this one, and I really thought that it as just perfect for all my; ‘Lost in Space’ , ‘The Mars Report’ and all the wonderful and incredible articles I write and share that have dozens of images, like these! I hope that you, My Dear Shoevians, really appreciate the change and how the images look with the new theme! Here is a quote, from NASA Scientists, about the image above:

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A new Chandra study indicates the existence of a population of black holes that is consuming extremely large amounts of material.

  • Thick, donut-shaped disks may be surrounding the black holes, blocking much of the light that would otherwise be emitted.

The black holes in these quasars may be growing at an extraordinarily rapid rate.”5

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I mean, that is great and all, but really I included this image because I was just taken aback by the orange image and how they have represented the gorging of these quasars and black holes so accurately! Really. Isn’t that image with all the orange just awesome? Now, on to our next image for today. WOW! It is only page 8, and I am already 1/3 the way through writing this article! At this rate I should be publishing this article at about 3AM! That is not really bad for a article of this size and scope! I just hope that nobody needs to call and talk to me, tomorrow, until about noon! 🙂

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NGC 5813: Chandra Finds Evidence for Serial Black Hole Eruptions)

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Awww… purple!!!! The image, above, is of the group of galaxies names NGC-5813. This group of galaxies have been the focus of immense study and have brought scientists to the conclusion that this super-massive black hole has been responsible for repeated (or Serial) eruptions, over the past 50 million years, and that his has permanently rearranged the galaxy around. It is science, and discoveries, like these that make me a very grateful human being living in a quite docile solar system in a very docile galaxy, the Milky Way. No galaxies colliding with other galaxies. No super-massive black holes erupting x-rays, or gorging on matter from our solar system. Our solar system, and our Milky Way Galaxy, are a lot like Southern California’s weather. Sun goes up, sun goes down. Sun goes up, sun goes down. Repeat. Now, for more of the scientific explanation of the image we see above.

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Astronomers have used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to show that multiple eruptions from a supermassive black hole over 50 million years have rearranged the cosmic landscape at the center of a group of galaxies.

Scientists discovered this history of black hole eruptions by studying NGC 5813, a group of galaxies about 105 million light years from Earth. These Chandra observations are the longest ever obtained of a galaxy group, lasting for just over a week. The Chandra data are shown in this new composite image where the X-rays from Chandra (purple) have been combined with visible light data (red, green and blue).

Galaxy groups are like their larger cousins, galaxy clusters, but instead of containing hundreds or even thousands of galaxies like clusters do, galaxy groups are typically comprised of 50 or fewer galaxies. Like galaxy clusters, groups of galaxies are enveloped by giant amounts of hot gas that emit X-rays.

The erupting supermassive black hole is located in the central galaxy of NGC 5813. The black hole’s spin, coupled with gas spiraling toward the black hole, can produce a rotating, tightly wound vertical tower of magnetic field that flings a large fraction of the inflowing gas away from the vicinity of the black hole in an energetic, high-speed jet.”7

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Well, My Dear Shoevians, it looks like there is going to me more like ten images today and not the nine I had previously mentioned. I had left out one of the images; link, narrative and name. I have, since I found the problem, added the link, name and information for out next image for this edition of ‘Lost in Space’. I really cannot think of a better group of people toget ‘Lost in Space’ with, or better stars and images to share whilst we are lost! Now, let me share our next image, and I will catch you on the other side!

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Chandra Finds Intriguing Member of Black Hole Family-Tree

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Our image, above, is of the galaxy NGC-2276. It is located 100 million light-years from our earth here in the Milky Way. Now, the reason for its inclusion in this article, and the reason that NASA has found it “Intriguing” is that NGC-2276 contains a black hole in a state of evolution not previously seen before! The discovery of this black hole, at this time, helps to fill in the holes in the evolution of black holes. Much like the finding of Cro-Mangon man helped scientists fill in a hole in man’s evolutionary chain. As usual, my abilities to share this scientific information are adequate, but let me give the scientists at NASA a swing! I will catch you on the other side! 🙂

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A newly discovered object in the galaxy NGC 2276 may prove to be an important black hole that helps fill in the evolutionary story of these exotic objects, as described in our latestpress release. The main image in this graphic contains a composite image of NGC 2766 that includes X-rays from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink) combined with optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Digitized Sky Survey (red, green and blue). The inset is a zoom into the interesting source that lies in one of the galaxy’s spiral arms. This object, called NGC 2276-3c, is seen in radio waves (red) in observations from the European Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network, or EVN.

Astronomers have combined the X-ray and radio data to determine that NGC 2766-3c is likely an intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH). As the name suggests, IMBHs are black holes that are larger than stellar-mass black holes that contain about five to thirty times the mass of the Sun, but smaller than supermassive black holes that are millions or even billions of solar masses. The researchers estimated the mass of NGC 2766-3c using a well-known relationship between how bright the source is in radio and X-rays, and the mass of the black hole. The X-ray and radio brightness were based on observations with Chandra and the EVN. They found that NGC 2276-3c contains about 50,000 times the mass of the Sun.”9

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50,00 TIMES the mass of our sun, Sol! WOOF! That is incredible, to say the least. I am just learning so much, in this edition of ‘Lost in Space’. Oh, bye the way, did I tell you, My Dear Shoevians? Tell you that a couple of school teachers (here in the states) have picked up (via Pintrest) MY ‘Lost in Space’ as/for a TEACHING TOOL?!?!? YES! I received notification, via pintrest, that two Middle School teachers, right here in America, are using my editions of ‘Lost in Space’ to TEACH about the stars and our solar system! Amazing, I have always wanted to be a teacher… Now, my writing is used in teaching of dozens of students all over America! That makes me really feel like I have reached a benchmark in my writing and publishing career! Drop me a message, or comment, and tell me what you My Dear Shoevians think about my article series ‘Lost in Space’ being used to teach Middle School students about the stars and galaxies around us! Just cool enough for school! 🙂

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NGC 1333: Stellar Sparklers That Last

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At 780 light-years from Earth the galaxy group named NGC-1333 is our next subject. The image, above, is really quite incredible because of the way it has been created for our viewing pleasure. This image is not just done with the imaging capabilities of Chandra, or any other one space telescope. No, rather, this image is the combination of many space and earth based telescopes, and a a testament to the capabilities, and potential, of many scientists and scientific groups working together. Again, let me have the good people as NASA explain this, better.

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This new composite image combines X-rays from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink) with infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope (red) as well as optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory Mayall 4-meter telescope on Kitt Peak (red, green, blue). The Chandra data reveal 95 young stars glowing in X-ray light, 41 of which had not been identified previously using infrared observations with Spitzer because they lacked infrared emission from a surrounding disk.

To make a detailed study of the X-ray properties of young stars, a team of astronomers, led by Elaine Winston from the University of Exeter, analyzed both the Chandra X-ray data of NGC 1333, located about 780 light years from Earth, and of the Serpens cloud, a similar cluster of young stars about 1100 light years away. They then compared the two datasets with observations of the young stars in the Orion Nebula Cluster, perhaps the most-studied young star cluster in the Galaxy.”11

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Even if Republicans refuse to work with Democrats in the House of Representatives? It IS good to know that scientists from five different space observation organizations from five different locations around the United States all worked together to make this image an incredible image to behold, and an incredible image to hold-up as a testament to the potential of Americans working TOGETHER!

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NGC 2207 and IC 2163: Galactic Get-Together has Impressive Light Display

                            NGC 2207 and IC 2163: Galactic Get-Together has Impressive Light Display

(NGC 2207 and IC 2163: Galactic Get-Together has Impressive Light Display)

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Again, in the spirit of working together we see two galaxiesworking together to create an impressive light display! LOL, not really. It is an impressive light display, to be sure, but I am pretty darn sure that the inhabitants (f there are any) are not working together to collide their galaxies just for our entertainment! NGC-2207 and IC-2163 are, roughly, 100 million light-years away from our Earth. They are, both, spiral arm galaxies just like our Milky Way! They are in the process of colliding into each other, and making an incredible light display, in the process. The galaxy to the right, IC-2163, appears to be a much older galaxy. See how the arms are more spread out? How the lines of stars do not wrap around each other? Now, look to the galaxy to the left, NGC-2207. In this galaxy we can clearly see it is much younger. The arms are still wrapped tightly around the galactic center. The star, within the arms, are close and compact. It is a shame that these two celestial giants will meet their doom in a spectacular display of lights. Here is some more information from the scientists at NASA:

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Located about 130 million light years from Earth, in the constellation of Canis Major, this pair of spiral galaxies has been caught in a grazing encounter. NGC 2207 and IC 2163 have hosted three supernova explosions in the past 15 years and have produced one of the most bountiful collections of super bright X-raylights known. These special objects – known as “ultraluminous X-ray sources” (ULXs) – have been found using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

As in our Milky Way galaxy, NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are sprinkled with many star systems known as X-ray binaries, which consist of a star in a tight orbit around either a neutron star or a “stellar-mass” black hole. The strong gravity of the neutron star or black hole pulls matter from the companion star. As this matter falls toward the neutron star or black hole, it is heated to millions of degrees and generates X-rays.

ULXs have far brighter X-rays than most “normal” X-ray binaries. The true nature of ULXs is still debated, but they are likely a peculiar type of X-ray binary. The black holes in some ULXs may be heavier than stellar mass black holes and could represent a hypothesized, but as yet unconfirmed, intermediate-mass category of black holes.

This composite image of NGC 2207 and IC 2163 contains Chandra data in pink, optical light data from the Hubble Space Telescope in red, green, and blue (appearing as blue, white, orange, and brown), and infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope in red.12

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That image is going to be hard to beat! However, don’t worry yourself too much, because I do believe that I have it beat (and still keeping the best for last, as always!) with this next image. So far, today, we have witnessed; gorging super-massive black holes, stellar sparklers that last, and two spiral arm galaxies in the process of colliding. Now, My Dear Shoevians, I have to share… … … (drum roll, please)… an ‘Exploded Star Blooms Like a Flower’! Check it out, and I will see you on the other side!

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G299.2-2.9: Exploded Star Blooms Like a Cosmic Flower

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WOOF! Sorry about my linguistic digress, but My Dear Shoevians, WOOF! This is an incredible image of a stellar phenomenon that, strangely, resembles a simple and basic feature of plant life here on Earth! Our cosmic explorations certainly do take us to places unknown, that appear to us as known! This star, G229.2-2.9, is only about 100,000 light-years from Earth. So close, and yet so far… in time, too! The explosion, that created this blossom-like cosmic array, happen (roughyl) 4,500 years ago, or about the time that the Egyptians were building their very first pyramids in the sands of Egypt. Now, My Dear Shoevians, this is not a nebula (the factory for stars), this is not the remnants of a galaxy. This is just the remnants of a exploded star! A star that went super-nova about 4,500 years ago and left us with a wondrous and incredible image to view, to enjoy and to learn from. Here is a bit more of the science from the good people at NASA:

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G299 was left over by a particular class of supernovas called Type Ia. Astronomers think that a Type Ia supernova is a thermonuclear explosion – involving the fusion of elements and release of vast amounts of energy – of a white dwarf star in a tight orbit with a companion star. If the white dwarf’s partner is a typical, Sun-like star, the white dwarf can become unstable and explode as it draws material from its companion. Alternatively, the white dwarf is in orbit with another white dwarf, the two may merge and can trigger an explosion.

Regardless of their triggering mechanism, Type Ia supernovas have long been known to be uniform in their extreme brightness, usually outshining the entire galaxy where they are found. This is important because scientists use these objects as cosmic mileposts, allowing them to accurately measure the distances of galaxies billions of light years away, and to determine the rate of expansion of the Universe.

Traditional theoretical models of Type Ia supernovas generally predict that these explosions would be symmetric, creating a near perfect sphere as they expand. These models have been supported by results showing that remnants of Type Ia supernovas are more symmetric than remnants of supernovas involving the collapse of massive stars.”14

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Well, My Dear Shoevians, I wasn’t going to mention this until the end of the article… but I just cannot wait. As of that last image credit, this edition of ‘Lost in Space’ qualifies of‘Gargantuan’ status by The Other Shoe publication rules! It is over a dozen pages in length (content, we are currently on page 18), and contains at least 14 footnotes. That was #14 footnote for the last image. Thankfully, I am nearly done with the writing of this article. It is 1:46AM and I am in horrific pain, and really need to get some rest… sleep. Now, for our nest-to-last image for the day. See you, My Dear Shoevians, on the other side!

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A Precocious Black Hole

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Located 220 million light-years from our Milky Way Galaxy this black hole has grown too fast and too large for its host galaxy. The host galaxy is CID-947 and, as we can clearly see, this black hole is bursting out of the host galaxy. It makes for an incredible image, for our viewing pleasure, but calls into question many scientific beliefs about black holes and their relationship with their host galaxies. Shattering understanding is something that space and space exploration does on a regular basis. It is something that you, My Dear Shoevians, would have to get used to if you wanted to go into this field of scientific exploration. Now, as usual, let’s get some more information from the good people at NASA:

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Researchers have discovered a black hole that grew much more quickly than its host galaxy. The discovery calls into question previous assumptions on the development of galaxies.

The black hole was originally discovered using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, and was then detected in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and by ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Benny Trakhtenbrot, from ETH Zurich’s Institute for Astronomy, and an international team of astrophysicists, performed a follow-up observation of this black hole using the 10 meter Keck telescope in Hawaii and were surprised by the results. The data, collected with a new instrument, revealed a giant black hole in an otherwise normal, distant galaxy, called CID-947. Because its light had to travel a very long distance, the scientists were observing it at a period when the universe was less than two billion years old, just 14 percent of its current age (almost 14 billion years have passed since the Big Bang).

An analysis of the data collected in Hawaii revealed that the black hole in CID-947, with nearly 7 billion solar masses, is among the most massive black holes discovered up to now. What surprised researchers in particular was not the black hole’s record mass, but rather the galaxy’s mass. “The measurements correspond to the mass of a typical galaxy,” says Trakhtenbrot, a postdoctoral fellow working within the Extragalactic Astrophysics research group…”16

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That, My Dear Shoevians, brings us to the final image of this ‘Gargantuan’ edition of ‘Lost in Space’. As usual, I have saved the best for last, just as planned and just as always. Let me take a moment here to say “Thank you!” for dropping by, today. Thank you for making The Other Shoe a place you come to read, look at incredible images and (maybe) learn a little. I always hope that you have enjoyed your visit, and that you tell others of your time spent here, so that they too can come and find a nice place to read and learn, and have fun! Now, for out final image(s) of this edition. I will ‘see’ you on the other side!

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IYL 2015: Chandra Celebrates The International Year of Light

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This is, actually, FIVE images in one place. I managed to copy the information for four of the images, and I will share that with all of you, My Dear Shoevians, below:

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Messier 51 (M51):
This galaxy, nicknamed the “Whirlpool,” is a spiral galaxy, like our Milky Way, located about 30 million light years from Earth. This composite image combines data collected at X-ray wavelengths by Chandra (purple), ultraviolet by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX, blue); visible light by Hubble (green), and infrared by Spitzer (red).

SNR E0519-69.

SNR E0519-69.

SNR E0519-69.0:
When a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way, it left behind an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0. Here, multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays from Chandra (blue). The outer edge of the explosion (red) and stars in the field of view are seen in visible light from Hubble.

 

 

MSH 11-62

MSH 11-62

MSH 11-62:
When X-rays, shown in blue, from Chandra and XMM-Newton are joined in this image with radio data from the Australia Telescope Compact Array (pink) and visible light data from the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS, yellow), a new view of the region emerges. This object, known as MSH 11-62, contains an inner nebula of charged particles that could be an outflow from the dense spinning core left behind when a massive star exploded.

 

Cygnus A

Cygnus A

Cygnus A:
This galaxy, at a distance of some 700 million light years, contains a giant bubble filled with hot, X-ray emitting gas detected by Chandra (blue). Radio data from the NSF’s Very Large Array (red) reveal “hot spots” about 300,000 light years out from the center of the galaxy where powerful jets emanating from the galaxy’s supermassive black hole end. Visible light data (yellow) from both Hubble and the DSS complete this view.

 

RCW 86

RCW 86

RCW 86:
This supernova remnant is the remains of an exploded star that may have been witnessed by Chinese astronomers almost 2,000 years ago. Modern telescopes have the advantage of observing this object in light that is completely invisible to the unaided human eye. This image combines X-rays from Chandra (pink and blue) along with visible emission from hydrogen atoms in the rim of the remnant, observed with the 0.9-m Curtis Schmidt telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (yellow).

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That brings us to 2AM… to my very end of tolerance to my pain, and to the time when I simply must get some rest for tomorrow. I will be unable to publish this article tonight, Tuesday August 25th, 2015. However, tomorrow is Wednesday and I will have this article published by 11AM to Noon Pacific time for everyone’s viewing pleasure. This really has been a‘Gargantuan’ edition of ‘Lost in Space’. Weighing in at over TWENTY pages in length, more than 16 footnotes and TEN (Really nine + 5) images for your viewing pleasure. I hope that this article has satisfied your yen for space images and science.

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As always, it has been my pleasure to bring these incredible images to you, My Dear Shoevians. If you have enjoyed yourself? All I ask is that you ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ this work with all your; family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances via your social media! You can find me on Facebook under The Other Shoe. There are four blog locations, each with a different theme, different ‘looks’ and a different way of presenting images and the like. I hope everyone has a great rest of the week, and I look forward to seeing you all again, right here, soon!

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Adieu!

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Thank YOU!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

             Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

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Coming, This Week, to The Other Shoe!

A Precocious Black Hole

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                                       Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. Today is Tuesday August 25th, 2015 and this is the most recent edition of (and the return of) Coming Soon to The Other Shoe’. When I started by battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (nearly one year ago) I stopped publishing this article series. I did this because… well, My Dear Shoevians, I did not want to promise articles and have my health prohibit my keeping a promise. Today I a, going to give it a go and write and publish my very first edition of ‘Coming Soon to The Other Shoe’ in a long, long, time.

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This week I am working to bring you, My Dear Shoevians, over a half-dozen images from the Chandra X-Ray Telescope. These images are striking to see, and incredible in what they share. This is my very first time sharing images from this source, but it won’t be my last. The top image, for this article, is just one of the many I have prepared for presentation… hopefully, tomorrow! I have one other article that I am working hard to get ready for presentation.

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President Eisenhower Quote about Joe McCarthy

President Eisenhower Quote about Joe McCarthy

(President Eisenhower Quote about Joe McCarthy)

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My Dear Shoevians, I know that a great many of you are reading outside of America. First, I would like to “Welcome!” all my readers from around this great world. I want you all to know that I cherish your readership just as much as any of my American readers. Next, I am deeply concerned about our Republican Party here in America. I have made it abundantly clear, my concerns about the ‘base’ of our Republican party, and I have not and will not shy away from my journalistic responsibility to speak; truthfully, honestly, and credibly. The American Republican Party is on the WRONG path. With Donald Trump (a REALITY TV star) leading most polls, it is clear as day that our Republican Party has lost its way.

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Later, this week, I will be sharing an article that is quite close to my heart. In this article I will, do my best, to show the parallels between the rhetoric of the ‘McCarthy Era’ and current; Republican Presidential Candidates, Republican Congressmen, Republican Senators and (worst of all) “Conservative Media Outlets”. For many years now I have ‘seen’ the parallels, and watched with growing concern and genuine loathing. Well, the time has come that I put my concerns to paper and shared them with all of you, My Dear Shoevians.

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The, recent, rhetoric of Donald Trump is some of the most; racist, bigoted and misogynistic rhetoric I have heard in my entire 57 year life. This should be of grave concern to a majority of Americans. However, it is not. This troubles me deeply, and I know that a plurality of intelligent people (all over the world) are watching this vulgar display of sophomoric and hateful rhetoric and wondering “will Americans reward this grotesque behavior” treating out national political dialogue like a reality television show. This has gone on for too long, it is doing real and substantive harm to America’s international image and it is time that at least one journalist (myself) writes and publishes his concerns.

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Those are the two articles that I have planned for publication later this week. I am really working hard to get back to a more productive publishing schedule. However, my pain and physical limitations are not cooperating as much as I would like, or need. I would like to say ‘Thank you!” to every single one of you, My Dear Shoevians, that keeps coming back and reading. Coming back and reading and ‘Liking’ and ‘Sharing’ my work. My writing.. my blog(s)… they are my life! I am completely unable and incapable of working are ‘real’ job. My neurological and physical damage and limitations are great, but I simply must keep busy and productive.

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Know this, My Dear Shoevians. When I have a ‘Good Week’ I WILL write and publish more! When I have a ‘Bad Week’ I will not be able to write and publish as much as I would like… as much as I would hope. Regardless, ‘Good Week’ or ‘Bad Week’ I WILL keep; researching, asking questions, sharing wondrous images, and informed and educated views and opinions. That is my PROMISE to all of you, My Dear Shoevians.

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Adieu!

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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

                      Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

July 2015 HOTTEST MONTH on RECORD – National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Land Ocean Temperatures Percentiles Jan-July 2015

Land Ocean Temperatures Percentiles Jan-July 2015

“The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for July 2015 was the highest for July in the 136-year period of record, at 0.81°C (1.46°F) above the 20th century average of 15.8°C (60.4°F), surpassing the previous record set in 1998 by 0.08°C (0.14°F). As July is climatologically the warmest month of the year globally, this monthly global temperature of 16.61°C (61.86°F) was also the highest among all 1627 months in the record that began in January 1880. The July temperature is currently increasing at an average rate of 0.65°C (1.17°F) per century.Separately, the July average temperature across global land surfaces was 0.96°C (1.73°F) above the 20th century average, the sixth warmest for July on record. Large regions of Earth’s land surfaces were much warmer than average, according to the Land & Ocean Temperature Percentiles map above. The average temperature for Africa was the second highest for July on record, behind only 2002, with regional record warmth across much of eastern Africa into central areas of the continent. Record warmth was also observed across much of northern South America, parts of southern Europe and central Asia, and the far western United States. A large swath stretching from eastern Scandinavia into western Siberia was cooler than average, with part of western Russia much cooler than average. Cooler than average temperatures were also observed across parts of eastern and southern Asia and scattered areas in central and northern North America.”

Source: Global Analysis – July 2015 | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

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Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other ShoeJuly 2015 was the HOTTEST MONTH on record! America started keeping temperature records in January 1880. This past July was the hottest month in 135 years of record keeping. I am not going to talk, much, in this article. I am going to quote what I have read, and share the images that sparked my grave concern. However, My Dear Shoevians, do not mistake my lack of personal narrative of a lack of personal interest. Quite the contrary, I am very concerned by what I have read… and, more over, the lack  of coverage by our major media outlets and networks. This IS news! 

[FYI ALL “Quotes” in this article come from one place HERE ]

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    “Temperature anomalies and percentiles are shown on the gridded maps below. The anomaly map on the left is a product of a merged land surface temperature (Global Historical Climatology Network, GHCN) and sea surface temperature (ERSST.v4) anomaly analysis as described in Huang et al. (2015). Temperature anomalies for land and ocean are analyzed separately and then merged to form the global analysis. For more information, please visit NCDC’s Global Surface Temperature Anomalies page. The percentile map on the right provides additional information by placing the temperature anomaly observed for a specific place and time period into historical perspective, showing how the most current month, season or year compares with the past.”

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(Land and Ocean Temperature Departure from Average July 2015)

 

 

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Austria recorded its hottest July since national records began in 1767. The average temperature was 3.0°C (5.0°F) higher than the 1981–2010 average, beating the previous record of +2.7°C (+4.9°F) set just a few years earlier in 2006. Two major heatwaves, with temperatures reaching 38°C (100°F), contributed to this heat record. At some stations in major cities, including Innsbruck University, Linz, and Klagenfurt, it was not only the hottest July, but the hottest month ever recorded in the 249-year period of record. On July 7th, the daily temperature reached 38.2°C (100.8°F) in Innsbruck, its highest temperature in recorded history.”

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(Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Percentiles July 2015)

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“The heat waves extended to France, where the country had its third warmest July in its 116-year period of record. Overall, the temperature was 2.1°C (3.8°F) higher than the 1981–2010 average, with localized departures of more than 4°C (7°F) in the Massif Central to the North East and the Alps, according to MeteoFrance.”

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                   (January–July 2015 Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in degrees Celsius)

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  • The Netherlands also experienced abnormally hot July temperatures at the beginning of the month. Under an intense heat wave that gripped much of western and central Europe, the southeastern town of Maastricht observed a temperature of 38.2°C (100.8°F) on July 2nd the highest temperature on record for that town and one of the highest for the country. The highest temperature ever recorded was 38.6°C (101.5°F) in Warnsveld in 1944. The heat did not last however. The temperature was below 0°C (32°F) at a station in Twente in the eastern part of the country on July 9th and 10th, the first time the temperature dropped below freezing in July since 1984.”

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(500 Millibar Heights and Anomalies in meters)

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  • “Record-breaking heat was observed in parts of the southern United Kingdom at the beginning of July, including the highest temperature recorded in the country since August 2003. However, the heat did not last as westerly Atlantic air flowed in, bringing cooler-than-average temperatures for much of the remainder of the month. So, despite the early record heat, overall, the average July temperature for the UK was 0.7°C (1.1°F) lower than the 1981–2010 average.”

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(Land-Only Percent of Normal Precipitation July 2015)

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“A high pressure dome over the Middle East brought what may be one of the most extreme heat indices ever recorded in the world on July 31st. According to media reports, in the city of Bandar Mahshahr, the air temperature of 46°C (115°F) combined with a dew point of 32°C (90°F) for a heat index on 74°C (165°F). The highest known heat index of 81°C (178°F) occurred in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on July 8th, 2003.”

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(Land-Only Precipitation Percentiles July 2015)

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“For the oceans, the July global sea surface temperature was 0.75°C (1.35°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), the highest departure not only for July, but for any month on record. The 10 highest monthly departures from average for the oceans have all occurred in the past 16 months (since April 2014).

Related to the current strong El Niño conditions, sea surface temperatures during July were near 1.0°C (1.8°F) above the 1981–2010 average in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean, and more than 2.0°C (3.6°F) above average across the eastern Pacific, according to analysis by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Record warmth is notable across much of this area, as shown by the July Temperature Percentiles map above. The CPC estimates there is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2015/16, and around an 85% chance it will last into early spring 2016. This forecast focuses on the ocean surface temperatures between 5°N and 5°S latitude and 170°W to 120°W longitude, called the Niño 3.4 region.”

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My Dear Shoevians, warmer Pacific/Indian Ocean temperatures usually spell out an El Niño conditions for Southern California. It is now August 24th and there has been negligible rain fall for the Southern Californian basin. NO El Niño has developed, no increased rains (and we really do need those rains) only increased temperatures. This is a terrible situation for the western states, and for much of the food supply that comes from California!

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This is not the article I wanted to write and publish, today. I have a really beautiful article of images from the Chandra X-Ray Telescope that will take your breath away… but this is so much more important! No longer can any American reasonably; deny, refute, or otherwise pretend that Global WARMING is not REAL! Here he have a historic record broken right here in July of 2015. America needs to join with all the world powers and address and fight Global Warming… before it is too late for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. That is a FACT! 

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As always, than you for dropping by. If you have enjoyed this article, please ‘Like’ and‘Share’ via all your social media with all your; family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances.

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Adieu! 

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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

 

A New Look for The Other Shoe

Our HOME, Earth

                        Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. For the very first time, in more than three years, I have changed the look (theme) for one of my blog locations. This location was, for the first five years, my primaryblog location at www.theothershoe.blog.com/ . For all of you, My Dear Shoevians, that are familiar with all four of my blog locations this ‘new’ look might catch you by surprise. Long gone is the ‘Yellow Legal Pad’ look of the past, and in I usher a very neon looking theme.

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New Look Top of Page

New Look Top of Page

(New Look for The Other Shoe at Blog Dot Com)

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As you can see, from the images above, I have chosen to give this blog an entirely new look. From a simple, almost scholastic, look I have moved towards a sharper and even a bit flashier look. There is another reason for this change. Over the past several months I have gravitated more towards articles featuring images from space. Be they; Hubble, Curiosity or Chandra I publish more articles that contain images of the stars, than not. I like and enjoy this unwitting change. However, with the web page theme I previously possesed and used for years these images just… … … well, laid there.

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New Look Middle of Page

New Look Middle of Page

(See how this Image Pops Off the Page?)

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Now, look at the image above. See how this image of a nebula appears; sharper, clearer, more defined and how it just seems to pop off the page? This was just the effect I was looking for. The images I have, and will continue to, share(d) need a dark background for contrast. For all too many years I placed phenomenal images on a run-of-the-mill theme. No longer. No longer will these incredible images suffer for a lack of design and presentation. Over the next month, or so, I am going to try out the three variations this theme package offers. There is this variation, a kind of purple neon. Then there is a Red Fiery variation, a blue variation and one other I cannot remember.

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New Look End of Page

New Look End of Page

(Now, you can CLEARLY See the Difference!)

Ahhh, yes! This last image of the article really displays what I wanted. All those reds. All those blues. All those purples. They just seem to leap right off the page and into your eyes. Now my images from; the Martian surface, the Hubble space telescope, and Chandra will all get the professional presentation that they deserve. I mean, My Dear Shoevians, I have always presented these images with professional narrative and content, but now they will benefit from my words and a beautiful background for their presentation.

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I am always open to suggestions, however, before you write me and tell me “it looks dumb, change it back…” or other like criticisms? Just give it a few days. Keep coming back, as usual, keep reading and give me a chance to show off this new theme. Let me publish my most recent article of images from Chandra. Until, after, the next edition of ‘Lost in Space’ and/or ‘The Mars Report’. Check out just how well this theme compliments my work, then decide.

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As always, than you for dropping by. If you have enjoyed this article, please ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ via all your social media with all your; family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances.

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Thank you!

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Adieu!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

Dow Takes Dive – 521 Points Today

Dow Takes Dive

“The Dow plummeted 531 points, concluding its worst week since 2011. Around the world, major indexes also fell for the week and most are negative for the month.Three big factors are driving this week’s worries:

              1. Concerns are growing that China’s economy is slowing down faster than its government has said.

             2. Investors had been preparing for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise its benchmark interest rate in September. However, the central bank has been sending mixed signals. That’s dredging out the market’s worst enemy: uncertainty.

            3. Oil prices dropped below the key $40 level for the first time since 2009.”

Source: Dow plunges 531 points – Aug. 21, 2015

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    Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe Dow Takes a Dive! This week has shaped up to be one of the worst on record, since the 2008 Wall Street ‘Melt-Down’. The DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) has been taking a pounding since Wednesday, when it lost 262 points, followed Thursday with a 354 point drop and then today’s 521 point gutting. This leaves the DJIA with a 8.51% loss of total value of the exchange. Nearly 10% in a matter of days. This is not stable economy.

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Five Day DJIA Charts Week of August 17th, 2015

Five Day DJIA Charts Week of August 17th, 2015

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I mean, My Dear Shoevians, days like today should be a strong indicator that our recent change, from an economy built on producing and selling, to ‘Value Added’ economy. ‘Value Added’… that, My Dear Shoevians, is a polite way of stating America’s economy is a parasite. In that, ‘Value Added Economy’ is an economic model that dictates the majority of your GDP (Gross Domestic Product) will come from ‘Consumer Sales’. Your main economic engine is America’s making purchases.We the people are the engine… not; agricultural output… not industrial output… and not ‘Technological output’.  America produces nothing. 

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Let me repeat that; America produces nothing. When I was but a boy; America designed and built the cars of the future. When I was a budding young man America; put man on the moon. Now, as I approach the Golden Years of my life, I am faced with a disgrace of a nation. A nation who, through blind pursuit vile and disgusting avaricehas brought our nation and its economy to its knees. Listen, My Dear Shoevians, an economic model which replaces the creation of GDP via; agricultural, industrial or technological output with consumer spending in a ‘Value Added’ economy… you get = “An Economy of Exclusion” -Pope Francis

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Dow Takes a Dive!

Dow Takes a Dive!

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Until America takes back leading the world in the production of _____________, America will continue to have an grossly unstable economy due to the FACT that a “Value Added economy” using Consumer Spending’ as its main economic engine an Unsustainable Economic Model. It really is just that simple. So, What Was The Tipping Point this week? OIL PRICES! The price of a barrel of sweat crude went down to $40! OPEC has really become the ‘Paper Tiger’ that President Richard Nixon claimed. America’s DJIA should be a sign of our nation’s economic stability. Not this wavering at the slightest sign of; political, social or geo-political distress. We need to bring stability back to our economy, and you will not accomplish that task with a man that has bankrupt more companies, in his lifetime, and most of us have ever worked! We need a steady hand, at the till of our nation. We need an mature hand, and the hand of a leader with vision. vision based on income equality and an end to our unsustainable economic model ‘Trickle-Down Economics’! 

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The proof is right here in front of us, we need to be mature and reasoned. We need to be adults and scientific in our approach. We need to look to the past for economic models that lead to prosperity for all Americans. We need to do this… NOW!

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Adieu!

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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

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© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

Lost in Space – Hubble – August 18th, 2015

The Eagle Nebula

The Eagle Nebula

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 (The Eagle Nebula)

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Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. First, My Dear Shoevians, I would like to share an apology. After several weeks of keeping up with writing and publishing, on a regular schedule, I have failed to meet this goal over the past several days. My health has taken a turn for the worse and I have been sleeping and resting for 12-18 hours each day. The pain in cervical spine has worsened greatly. At the same time, I have found myself nearly completely unable to; walk, use my left hand, and speak without stuttering greatly.

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I am falling, in side my home, frequently. When I go to work on an article of write, at all, I am greeted (within 10 minuets of sitting down behind the keyboard) with tremendous waves of painthat start in my neck and shoot down into my arms and hands. These waves of pain continue, and grow worse and worse, until I cannot think straight and must relent in my work. Once I have powered down my system, cleared the bed of work materials, and laid down completely prone I begin to find relief. Within thirty minuets of lying prone on my bed, the shooting pains begin to lessen, my neck relaxes and the waves of pain become less frequent.

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Honestly, My Dear Shoevians, I really do not know or understand why my pain and suffering has increased so. Do not understand why I am being, again, challenged to face up to my pain, ‘bite-the-bullet’ (so to speak) and work through the growing pain in an effort to keep my blog going (andgrowing). It has always been my ultimate goal to create a number of blogs that share; news, information, images and videos on subjects I enjoy most and that I feel are left-out of many/all mainstream media outlets. Just today, there was another ‘Bing/MSNBC/Pulse poll, on Donald Trump. They asked the question “Since Trump’s Appearance on Meet the Press, do you take him more seriously?”

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When the poll ended (at Noon Pacific time) it stood at: 6% NO (His appearance did NOT improve my opinion of Trump) vs 40% responding that YES it did improve their opinion of Trump. Another pollshowing that Donald Trump (and his efforts at garnering the Republican Nomination) meet withDISapproval my a majority of Americans! I find it to be gravely disingenuous (of MSNBC) to run these polls, and then (when they do NOT favor Trump) MSNBC just does NOT report the results! FYIFor more than an hour the poll actually stayed @ 64%-66% NOT “more seriously” to 36%-34% YES“more seriously”. Therefore, for a preponderance of the polling, and by a vast majority (of those polled) Donald J. Trump’s appearance this past Sunday (On ‘Meet the Press’) was just ‘more-of-the-same’, did NOT distinguish himself in a positive or even a Presidential fashion, and failed (#epicfail)at proving that he can give an interview that swayed any but his already enamored followers.

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Bing/MSNBC/Pulse Poll Showing 60% did NOT take him more seriously

Bing/MSNBC/Pulse Poll Showing 60% did NOT take him more seriously

(Bing/MSNBC/Pulse Poll Showing 60% did NOT take him more seriously)

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My Dear Shoevians, again, I really do apologize for my inability to continue to; research, download, upload, edit and publish (regularly) five to seven articles per week. That has alwaysbeen ‘My Goal’, and it has especially been my goal since I purchased and started my ‘Brand New’ and‘All-My-Own’ blog location. I did make a agreement (with my benefactor) that I would do my very best to establish and keep a “regular publishing schedule” to prove my appreciation for their generosity and support.

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Enough said. Now, My Dear Shoevians, I am going to share with all of you nearly two-dozen images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Whilst roaming the many web pages, of the NASA web site, a wandered into a huge collection of (what I feel to be) an incredible, awe-inspiring and wondrousimages from all around our galaxy and beyond. I cannot put into words the shear wonder that this one‘space telescope’ has brought to mankind. As well, it has provided a constant and incredible flow of breath-taking images and science. Each, and every, week My Dear Shoevians, I do my level best to bring as many of these incredible images to you via my blog(s).

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For our first image, of this edition of ‘Lost In Space – Hubble’ I am taking you to a “galaxy far, far away”. The galaxy is located in the constellation of Draco and has the designation ‘NGC-6503’. It spans some 30,000 light-years (about 1/3 the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy) and finds itself in a very unique place in space. For you see, My Dear Shoevians, that NGC-6503 is a very lonely galaxy! 18 million light-years from our home, it sits just on the other side of a strangely empty patch of space known as ‘The Local Void’!

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‘The Local Void’ is a stretch of space that measures, at least, 150 million light-years across. It appears to be completely devoid of; stars, planets, or any galaxies! This is a very unique region of space, and one that (to this days) remains without explanation. However, today’s image is of theclosest galaxy to ‘The Local Void’ and has gained the name the “Lost in Space Galaxy” by Stephen James O’Meara in his 2007 book ‘Hidden Treasures’! So, My Dear Shoevians, here we have ‘The LOST in SPACE Galaxy’ the last signpost of ‘The Local Void’! (FYI – Can you guess just WHY I would pick a galaxy names the LOST IN SPACE galaxy to appear in an article series… named… … … ‘Lost in Space’?) 

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The ‘Lost in Space’ Galaxy as Seen by Hubble

The ‘Lost in Space’ Galaxy as Seen by Hubble

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(The ‘Lost in Space’ Galaxy as Seen by Hubble)

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Now, My Dearest Readers, I will do my best to keep giving you the most; information, location, and background for all the images I have to present here today. However, some images might come with less or even less information. Thank you for your understanding of my health situation, and your support as Shoevians! Thank you!

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Coming a little closer to home, just 48 million light-years from us here in the Milky Way Galaxy, we find the galaxy NGC-428. NGC-428 lies in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster) and is aspiral-arm galaxy just like our own. As can be seen, in the image below, the galaxy NGC-428 is quitedistorted and warped. It is thought that this is the case due to a collision between two galaxies!

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“There also appears to be a substantial amount of star formation occurring within NGC 428 — another telltale sign of a merger. When galaxies collide their clouds of gas can merge, creating intense shocks and hot pockets of gas, and often triggering new waves of star formation.

NGC 428 was discovered by William Herschel in December 1786. More recently a type of supernova designated SN2013ct was discovered within the galaxy by Stuart Parker of the BOSS (Backyard Observatory Supernova Search) project in Australia and New Zealand, although it is unfortunately not visible in this image.”[2]

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NGC-428 ‘Mess of Stars’

NGC-428 ‘Mess of Stars’

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Now no edition of ‘Lost in Space’ or ‘The Mars Report’ would be complete without sharing some‘brand new science’! Our next image, My Dear Shoevians, falls into that category of images. Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers used this image to establish a direct linkbetween “supermassive black holes that power high-speed, radio emitting jets” and “a history ofmerger with other galaxies”. This is real science in the stage of discovery! While I enjoy writing, and think I am pretty darn good at taking astronomy and presenting it in a way it is understandable tomost? I am going to share a quote of the science involved… then the incredible image that caught my eye!

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“A team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope found an unambiguous link between the presence of supermassive black holes that power high-speed, radio-signal-emitting jets and the merger history of their host galaxies. Almost all galaxies with the jets were found to be merging with another galaxy, or to have done so recently.

The team studied a large selection of galaxies with extremely luminous centers — known as active galactic nuclei — thought to be the result of large quantities of heated matter circling around and being consumed by a supermassive black hole. While most galaxies are thought to host supermassive black holes, only a small percentage of them are this luminous and fewer still go one step further and form what are known as relativistic jets. The two high-speed jets of plasma move almost at the speed of light and stream out in opposite directions at right angles to the disc of matter surrounding the black hole, extending thousands of light-years into space.

Future observations could expand the survey set even further and continue to shed light on these complex and powerful processes.”[4]

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Hubble Survey Confirms Link Between Mergers and Supermassive Black Holes with Relativistic Jets

Hubble Survey Confirms Link Between Mergers and Supermassive Black Holes with Relativistic Jets

(Hubble Survey Confirms Link Between Mergers and Supermassive Black Holes with Relativistic Jets)

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The subject of our next image resides within the constellation of Dorado (The Swordfish). This is alittle-known galaxy with the all-to-long-name of ‘J04542829-6625280’. Also known as ‘LEDA-89996’ it is s classic example of another ‘Spiral-Arm Galaxy’ (the same as our very own ‘Milky Way Galaxy’). So close, to our own Milky Way galaxy, Leda 89996 appears to be very close to the ‘Large Magnetic Cloud’ – one of the satellite galaxies of our ‘Milky Way’. Some areas of this image appear to be out of focus, even blurry. Actually, these areas are full of dusts and gases the building blocksof future suns.

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Hubble Looks at Stunning Spiral-Arm Galaxy

Hubble Looks at Stunning Spiral-Arm Galaxy

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(Hubble Looks at Stunning Spiral-Arm Galaxy)

 

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Now, My Dear Shoevians, we are going to ‘knock-it-up-a-notch’ with out next image for this edition of ‘Lost in Space’. This image captures two galaxies locked in a mortal embrace. The galaxies are known as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039. These once normal sedate galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, have spent the last few million years in a galactic-sparring-match the likes of which mankind has never witnessed before. This galactic encounter is so violent that stars have been ripped from the host galaxies and torn into a streaming arch between the two galaxies. From the article that explained this image:

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“This new image of the Antennae Galaxies shows obvious signs of chaos. Clouds of gas are seen in bright pink and red, surrounding the bright flashes of blue star-forming regions — some of which are partially obscured by dark patches of dust. The rate of star formation is so high that the Antennae Galaxies are said to be in a state of starburst, a period in which all of the gas within the galaxies is being used to form stars. This cannot last forever and neither can the separate galaxies; eventually the nuclei will coalesce, and the galaxies will begin their retirement together as one large elliptical galaxy.”

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NASA Hubble Sees Sparring Antennae Galaxies - NGC 4038 & NGC 4039

NASA Hubble Sees Sparring Antennae Galaxies – NGC 4038 & NGC 4039

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(NASA Hubble Sees Sparring Antennae Galaxies)

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Now, we move away from sparring galaxies and on to my most favorite subject for galactic images…nebula. The wallpaper for my cell phone is the ‘Horse Head Nebula’. These hot glowing clouds of gas are the birthplace of our stars. This nebula is located in the constellation of Sagittarius. Intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas all work together to form an intricate haze of gas and pitch dark black dust. I picked this image because I thought it would make a great wallpaper, I as right! FYI My Dear Shoevians, if at any time you enjoy an image you see in, either, ‘Lost in Space’or ‘The Mars Report’ and you would like to use said image? Just click on the image, and it should take you to a separate page where the image appears in its original HD form. Not all of my blog locations do this. I know that my all new location (http://theothershoe.co) does… and Word Press (www.theothersshoe.wordpress.com) but check it out and click on the image. Secondary to that? You can just follow the footnote to the bottom of the article. There you can click on the link to the original source for the image, and get the HD version of the image you want. These stellar images domake for great desktops and wallpapers. Now for ‘Stormy Seas in Sagittarius’.

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Stormy Seas in Sagittarius - The Lagoon Nebula

Stormy Seas in Sagittarius – The Lagoon Nebula

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Staying in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer), we move from one type of nebula, to another. This image is of a ‘Planetary Nebula’ designated NGC-6818. Only a mere 6,000 light-years from our own Milky Way, this nebula is actually a sun in retirement. When a sun, like our own sun Sol, comes to the end of its life span (retirement) they shed their outer layers into space to create glowing gas clouds called planetary nebula. This ejection of mass and energy can be unevenand, as shown in this image, have very complex structures. You can clearly see the knotty “filament-like” structures, and the distinct layers of material. There is a very bright center, surrounded by slower moving clouds of gas and dust. Giving us the illusion of a gem hanging in space.

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Hubble Finds a Little Gem - NGC 6818

Hubble Finds a Little Gem – NGC 6818

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(Hubble Finds a Little Gem – NGC 6818)

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Now moving away from our Milky Way galaxy, as a matter of fact moving 15 million light-years away. We come to the barred Spiral galaxy M83. Known as the ‘Southern Pinwheel’ it is located in the constellation of Hydra. The ‘Southern Pinwheel’ contains an unknown number of; stars, planets, and supernovae and stretches across 50,000 light-years. This image is being used by the citizen project titled ‘Star Date M83’whose primary goal is to estimate the ages for the approximately 3,000 star clusters. I was just taken aback by the; size, clarity, depth of field, density and contrast of this image.

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Hubble Views Stellar Genesis in the Southern Pinwheel

Hubble Views Stellar Genesis in the Southern Pinwheel

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(Hubble Views Stellar Genesis in the Southern Pinwheel)

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For our next image I have found a galaxy in a ‘tug-of-war’ with another passing galaxy. A mere 100 million light-years from earth (in the constellation of Pisces) the galaxy NGC-7714 is in a galactic struggle with NGC-7715. In this image you can clearly see that this galaxy is being pulled inside outby the passing NGC-7715. The galaxy is distorted by the gravitational tug-o’-war much like taffy-pulling’ We cannot see the other galaxy, NGC-7715, as it is just outside the frame of this image. This galactic battle began about 100 million to 200 million years ago, about the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

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Hubble Spies a Loopy Galaxy - NGC 7714

Hubble Spies a Loopy Galaxy – NGC 7714

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(Hubble Spies a Loopy Galaxy)

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Our next image come form another Barred Spiral Galaxy known as NGC-986. First discovered ion 1828 by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop. This image was taken by Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Found in the constellation of Fornax (The Furnace) located in the southern sky. The galaxy is very bright a 11th magnitude galaxy situated a mere 56 million light-years from Earth.

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Hubble Sees a Spiral in a Furnace - NGC 986

Hubble Sees a Spiral in a Furnace – NGC 986

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(Hubble Sees a Spiral in a Furnace)

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Well, My Dear Shoevians, that brings us to the end of this article and to our very last image of the day. Thing is? This is my 13th image in an article that will be 17 pages long. That genuinely qualifiesthis edition of ‘Lost in Space’ as a “Gargantuan” edition of this storied series. I am always a littlethrilled when I manage to hit that mark, and happy that I have worked hard to provide all of you, My Dearest Shoevians, with the most images and descriptions possible. Now, on with the remainder of the show!

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Our final image is of a ‘Galaxy with a Glowing Heart’. That was the caption for the image, and I am not going to change it at all! Getting even closer, back to home here in the Milky Way, we find ourselves just 32 million light-years away from Earth. Located in the constellation of Dorado NGC-1433 is a spiral galaxy, but a quite rare type of spiral galaxy. Known as a as a Seyfert galaxy they are only about one in ten of the known galaxies. They have very bright luminous centers which compare to the entire brightness of our Milky Way!  The core of this galaxy is being studied by LEGUS (Legacy ExtraGalatic UV Survery). Here is a quote from the article for the image.

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“Galaxy cores are of great interest to astronomers. The centers of most, if not all, galaxies are thought to contain a supermassive black hole, surrounded by a disk of in-falling material.

NGC 1433 is being studied as part of a survey of 50 nearby galaxies known as the Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS). Ultraviolet radiation is observed from galaxies, mainly tracing the most recently formed stars. In Seyfert galaxies, ultraviolet light is also thought to emanate from the accretion discs around their central black holes. Studying these galaxies in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum is incredibly useful to study how the gas is behaving near the black hole. This image was obtained using a mix of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light.”[12]

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That brings us to the image, itself. I am thinking I might just drop-in some images at the end of the article. I am just fighting hard through the pain… I wanted, so much, to cover all the images I have picked. Share the information and any science and discoveries. However, I am just not going to be able to accomplish that task, and get this article published any time soon. Here is ‘Hubble Sees a Galaxy with a Glowing Heart’!

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Hubble Sees a Galaxy With a Glowing Heart - NGC 1433

Hubble Sees a Galaxy With a Glowing Heart – NGC 1433

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(Hubble Sees a Galaxy With a Glowing Heart)

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Well, I just couldn’t do it… leave without trying to present all the images I hand-picked for you, My Dear Shoevians. Although my hands are making each and every word a difficult task, and my mind is flooded with pain messages, I will persevere! Now, we come really close to HOME! We move into just THIRTEEN (13) million miles away to one of the closest groups of galaxies to ‘The Local Group’(The Local Group contains US-The Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds). In the constellation ofSculptor the galaxy of NGC-7793 is the subject of our next image. This image shows NGC-7793’sspiral arms and a central bulge. This galaxy does not have a pronounced spiral shape and is further muddled by the mottled pattern of dark dust that stretches across the frame. From the article that accompanied this image.

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“Although it may look serene and beautiful from our perspective, this galaxy is actually a very dramatic and violent place. Astronomers have discovered a powerful micro-quasar within NGC 7793 — a system containing a black hole actively feeding on material from a companion star. A micro-quasar is an object that has some of the properties of quasars in miniature. While many full-sized quasars are known at the cores of other galaxies, it is unusual to find a quasar in a galaxy’s disk rather than at its center.

Micro-quasars are almost like scale models — they allow astronomers to study quasars in detail. As material falls inwards towards this black hole, it creates a swirling disk around it. Some of the infalling gas is propelled violently outwards at extremely high speeds, creating jets streaking out into space in opposite directions. In the case of NGC 7793, these jets are incredibly powerful, and are in the process of creating an expanding bubble of hot gas some 1,000 light-years across.”[14]

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Now, for the image itself!

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Hubble Finds Jets and Explosions in NGC 7793

Hubble Finds Jets and Explosions in NGC 7793

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(Hubble Finds Jets and Explosions in NGC 7793)

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This is truly the end, My Dear Shoevians. I found the next image, while researching and documenting the others, and cannot find the image credit. Please forgive!

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The Milky Way as Seen from Earth

The Milky Way as Seen from Earth

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That brings us to the end of this edition of ‘Lost in Space’. I do hope that you have enjoyed your time spent here, today. As always, if you have enjoyed the images, perhaps gained some knowledge from the content, and generally had an enjoyable stay? Please, ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ this article via all your social media. This way all your; family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances can too enjoy and learn. What better way to say you care than to share something that you enjoyed?

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I will be back, later this week, once I have something more to share… and my pain is back down to a manageable level. Have a great and productive week.

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Adieu!

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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe 

 


Will El Niño 2015 rival the strongest year on record? – CNN.com

Low Pressure System in the Pacific Ocean

 

Will El Niño 2015 rival the strongest year on record? – CNN.com.

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“El Niño is a warming of the eastern Pacific Ocean, mainly along the Equator — see the thick red belt in the satellite photo, which indicates waters that are warmer than normal.

These warmer waters are normally confined to the western Pacific by winds that blow from east to west, pushing the warmer water toward Indonesia and Australia.

But during an El Niño, the winds slow down and can even reverse direction, allowing the warmer water to spread eastward all the way to South America.

El Niños occur every two to seven years in varying intensity, and the waters of the eastern Pacific can be up to 4 degrees Celsius (7 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than usual.”

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           Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other ShoeThe scientists at NOAA have been warning of this Super El Nino’ since the beginning of this summerI have yet to see a single extra raindrop for the three months, so far. I, and millions of other Southern California residents, are hoping beyond hope that this forecast is correct. California is in dire need of precipitation, as most of you My Dear Shoevians, are well aware. We are into the tenth year of a severe-historic drought. Our reservoirs are bone dry and our lakes parched.

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Even the winter snow cap just failed to materialize this past winter. If this ‘Super El Nino’ doesn’t pan out, or moves to the north and   by passes Southern California, there could be water outages all across L.A. and Orange counties.

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Pacific Ocean Water Temperatures - Red Is Hottest.

(Pacific Ocean Water Temperatures – Red Is Hottest)

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A strong El Niño heats up the atmosphere and changes circulation patterns around the globe, especially the jet stream over the Pacific, which becomes stronger and dumps more frequent and intense storms over the western U.S., especially California. It also means more rain for the west coast of South America.

But the atmosphere is somewhat of a zero-sum game. More rain in North and South America comes at the expense of normally rainy Southern Asia and Australia, which become abnormally dry and experience droughts.”

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The article also mentions the El Nino of the fall of 1997 and into the winter of 1998. I distinctly remember that El Nino! I was living in the town of Stanton, here in Orange County, during that season! The rain fell hard and for days, in late September and early October. Wonderful, rain at that time of the year, it just seems to add to the Halloween-Feel’ of the September and October. We were going out, on a Friday, to fetch our (last) pumpkin to be made into a Jack-o’Latern. The rain was coming down in sheets, we were both drenched before we made it to the first intersection. However, when we did finally get to the intersection we were caught off-guard by what we saw.

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Well, that’s it, for now. Hope everyone is having a nice day and looking forward to an even nicer week-end. As always, if you have nejoyed your time spent here today? Be kind and ‘Like’ the article. “Sharing’ is a great way to let your;Family, friends, co-workers and Facebook Buddies that this ia an article worth reading. I will be dropping in a few more articles, before the week’s end. Be sure ot leave Comments and Suggestions for me to read and share.

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Adieu!
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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

News from Around the World – August 13th, 2015

News from Around the World

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                Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other ShoeIt is great to be back here, today, with a handful of stories that you just might have missed during the past week. ‘News from Around the World’ was on a bit of a ‘hiatus’, for the past month or so. Due, in part, to the fact I have been a bit overwhelmed since the start of my fourth blog location (And Current The Other Shoe – Primary Blog Location) If  you have yet to visit, I would suggest you check it out.Now, on with the show! 

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This week I have three stories to tickle your curiosity, and ‘keep you in the know’. Our first comes from across the Pacific, from the great nation of China. Thing of it is,My Dear Shoevians, I remember ‘back-in-the-day’ when we just didn’t hear ‘bad news’ out of our friends in China. A time when an incident, like this one, would have been scrubbed from the news by Chinese Officials. I am glad that we live in a time when we hear it all from China. However, today I have to share with you, MY Dear Shoeviansa terrible tragedy that has befallen the Chinese people, and the people of the port city Tianjin.

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“A massive explosion hit a “dangerous goods” warehouse in Tianjin, China, on Wednesday, killing at least 50 people and leaving emergency services staff trapped in the rubble.The explosion in the Binhai New Area on the city’s coast happened at about 11.30pm local time, with videos posted on social media showed a towering inferno above one of China’s largest urban areas.Reuters cited a statement by the city’s government that 50 people were confirmed dead – including 12 firefighters – and as many as 700 injured, over 71 seriously. The Beijing News, an official outlet, reported that authorities had lost contact with 36 firefighters on the scene.As many as eight fire engines were destroyed by the blast. Nearby, firefighters wept as they worked to extinguish the flames, Beijing News reported.

Source: Explosion in Tianjin, China

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   My Dear Shoevians, when I started my research into this terrible explosion, I was struck by just how many videos I found… from people like you and me. I have, therefore, decide to do something… new here at The Other Shoe. I am going to embed links to several of these videos of this explosion in Tianjin, China. Please understand, I do this out of a search for news that you can use. This was a horrific explosion that left 3,000+ people injured and dozens of families without loved ones. Bear that in mind while viewing this videos.

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(Tianjin Explosion Caught by Resident Through Window)

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Perseid meteor shower video: Watch Nasa video of fireball over New Mexico – News – The Independent

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Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower

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“Video observed by the NASA All Sky Fireball Network shows the Perseid fireball over the skies of New Mexico on the morning of August 12. August 12 and 13 were the two days when the Perseid shower was set to peak, with a huge array of meteors visible. The meteor shower was not just visible in the US but across the world, including the UK, with stargazers in the Midlands and the North having the best view of the meteors as cloud cover meant visibility was limited across southern England and Scotland.

The Perseids this year coincided with a new moon – for the first time since 2007 – creating the ideal dark sky conditions.”

Source: Perseid meteor shower video: Watch Nasa video of fireball over New Mexico – News – The Independent

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I stumbled across this little gem, My Dear Shoevians, whilst scouring the web for ‘news’ you might has missed. Though the showers are pretty much over, one can still see the stray meteor shower up until August 24th, 2015. These meteors are remnants of the Swift-Tuttle Comet that earth passes through every year.

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Swift Tuttle Comet

Swift Tuttle Comet

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Wrapping things up nicely, in a bow, is the video from this year’s observations by our friends at NASA. I’ll catch you, My Dear Shoevians, on the other side. 

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 Isis bombing leaves scores dead at market in Baghdad

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Iraq Bombing

Iraq Bombing

(ISIS Bombs Market in Shia Neighborhood of Baghdad)

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“The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that killed at least 80 people in a Shia neighbourhood of Baghdad in the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital this year.

The bomb was placed in a refrigerated lorry and driven to the heart of a farmers’ market in Sadr City in the early hours of Thursday morning. A witness told the Guardian that the bomber had beckoned people to the truck by telling them he had cheap tomatoes to sell.

Hospitals in Baghdad said at least 200 people had been injured in the blast. The marketplace in the Jamila district of Sadr City – an impoverished quarter of north-eastern Baghdad – had been bustling with buyers ahead of the weekend.

A website post purported to be by Isis said the attack had killed “charlatans” in the Shia community and members of the Iraqi security forces.”

Source Isis bombing leaves scores dead at market in Baghdad

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While the market was at the height of business, reportedly, elements of ISIS (the Islamic State Terror Group) drove a bomb, disguised as a truck full of produce, into the middle of the market. Exploding the truck killing 80 and injuring at least 200 people. This is just the latest, of an ever increasing, number of attacks on the Shias by the Sunni radical extremists.

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A young, 18 year old, witness of the bombing explained it like this;

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““The explosion happened in the morning around 8.30am inside Jamila market. It was a big lorry full of tomatoes and the driver was shouting in the middle of the market that he had very cheap [produce]. So people came close to him and then he blew himself up.”

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We cannot hope for the violence to end, so long as ISIS, and other Sunni extremist groups, continue to operate inside Iraq and Baghdad. While ‘American Involvement’ is not really a viable option, more must be done to bring an end to this Muslim-Upon-Muslim’ violence in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. This cannot be done with weapons, this must be done on-the-ground by humanitarian forces dedicated to bring peace between Sunni and Shia.

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That brings us to the very end of this week’s edition of ‘News from Around the World’. I hope that all of you, My Dear Shoevians, have gained a little insight into the larger world around us. I know, all too often, we become focused on what is just happening right here in the U.S. I hope that I can bring some news and information that will broaden your horizons and give you food for thought and conversation.

Thanks for dropping by… And, as always if you have enjoyed your read? Be sure to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ this (and other) story via you social media with all your; family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances. They will be happy that you did!

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Adieu!
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Thank you!
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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

 

 

 

Bing Pulse – Is Trump’s Antics Helping our Harming GOP? Results in Article

According to today’s Bing Pulse survey, held each day at 1PM Eastern, the media has it all wrong about Trump and his antics! Today, during the Thomas Robert’s show, MSNBC help a live poll, here was the question: “Is Donald Trump’s blunt rhetoric helping or hurting the GOP?”

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The answer may well surprise you, the American people and the American media outlets. The answer is below!”

Bing Pulse.

Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other ShoeToday may well mark a change in just how Americans and the American media view the caustic antics of one Donald J. Trump. At least, one would hope that this poll’s results would garner notice and gain weight in our Presidential Primary. I know, for a fact, My Dear Shoevians, that I took notice and decided to push aside my regularly scheduled article to feature these results. First, in an effort to be truthful and forthright to all of you, My Dear Shoevians, did take part in this survey. However, I seriously doubt that my one vote shifted the results in any substantive fashion.

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This poll was taken via Bing Pulse during the hour broadcast of the ‘Live with Thomas Roberts’ on MSNBC. I cannot get the breakdown of the survey. How many people, how it broke down according to party, and total number of votes. However, the ending vote was quite clear and speaks volumes! At the beginning of the hour the poll was heavily leaning towards “Helpful”, meaning that the voters thought the caustic antics of one Donald J. Trump was “Helping” the GOP brand. Curious and curiouser, I thought to myself because the vat majority of people I have conversations with thought quite the opposite! 

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As the hour progressed so did the voting. I was watching the show on TV, and the voting trend on my PC. A most amazing this began to happen. After the announcement, on air, that the vote broke down 75% Helping to 25% Harming I began to see much more activity. As the activity grew, and the number of Americans voting, a drastic shift began to appear. This shift is the reason for this article today, and Why I believe that American Media are getting it wrong about Trump!

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As the hour moved on, so happened a drastic shift in the voting pattern. With every passing minuet the poll shifted from a majority thinking Donald Trump’s caustic antics were “Helpful to the GOP” to vast majority not voting that Donald Trump’s caustic antics were actually “Harmful to the GOP”I watched and watched as the numbers greatly shifted in just a matter of less than an hour! By the end of the show, and the hour long polling period, a drastic shift was not a reality. 

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At the end of it all, and all the votes were counted and tabulated, the final numbers did appear. On the question “Is Donald Trump’s blunt rhetoric helping or hurting the GOP?” the numbers told my story: 66% voted that it HARMS the GOP and 34% voted it was helpful! Oy Vey! That is quite change from the top of the hour, and the beginning of the polling. However, the American public have spoken! This is my ‘Take-Away’! Regardless of the (sic) love affair the media outlets have for one Donald J. Trump? The AMERICAN PEOPLE strongly agree that his caustic (and self-aggrandizing) antics are HARMFUL to the GOP! 

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Donald Trump Defends "Blood" Comments

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Now, the question remains, “Will American Media Outlets CHANGE?” I am not hopeful in that it appears that a majority of the sick individuals in American that enjoy these caustic antics (and ‘Reality TV) are the ‘Target Demographic’ of American Media Outlets. That these ‘news’ agencies are merely tools of their corporate executives and all are really just whores. Whores for attention. Whores for ratings, just like Donald J. Trump. Because, if we have proved nothing, today, we have proved that Donald J. Trump is a Media Whore and will keep up his caustic antics harming the GOP in the process.

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The vast majority of American know that Donald J. Trump (Media Whore Exceptional) will never cal 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue his home. Never in a million years. However, for the next many months we, the American people, will have to endure his caustic antics while our nation’s media outlets play to the whore. 

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Adieu!

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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

 

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

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