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Shia LaBeouf went full racist at the Savannah Police Dept. where he was arrested this past weekend, telling a black officer he would go to hell because of his skin color.
In newly released video, while Shia was being fingerprinted he looked at a black officer and said, "You're going to hell, straight to hell, bro." A white cop questioned the drunk actor, and added ... "That doesn't mean he's going to hell." Shia responded, "It means a whole lot, bro."
He goes on to accuse the cops of being racist because "a black man arrested me for being white."


I don't even know what to say. That guy has lost his ever loving mind.

Confederate T-shirt will not be allowed in Tensing retrial

Source: WLWT

The judge in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist ruled that the Confederate flag T-shirt Ray Tensing was wearing would not be admissible in his retrial.

His attorneys moved to to block from the trial a T-shirt depicting a Confederate battle flag that Tensing wore under his uniform, saying it was irrelevant but could be inflammatory.

Judge Leslie Ghiz said that the shirt would prejudice the jury, and noted that she would say the same thing if the T-shirt spoke about God or religion.

More at link

Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/article/confederate-flag-t-shirt-arguments-set-for-friday/9935891

Military helicopter crashes in southern Maryland

Source: WLWT NBC-Affiliate

A military helicopter has crashed in St. Mary's County, Maryland, WBAL-TV's sister station WRC reported.

The St.Mary's County Fire Department said about 2 p.m. Monday that the aircraft crashed at the Breton Bay Golf Course, WRC reported.

Information on any injuries was not available immediately, WRC reported.

No further details were immediately available.

Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/article/military-helicopter-crashes-in-southern-maryland/9519428

More details now available here:


A Black Hawk military helicopter crashed in St. Mary's County, Maryland, WBAL-TV sister station WRC reported.

The St.Mary's County Fire Department said that the aircraft crashed at the Breton Bay Golf Course, WRC reported.

"About 1 o'clock we had a Black Hawk helicopter come over and he was kind of flying sideways, pretty low, and then as we got out on the deck watching it, he got treetop level and all of a sudden we saw the tail spin up and just spinning around and we heard him go down," witness Mike Harvey, a golf professional at Breton Bay Golf Course, told WBAL News Radio 1090 AM.

A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months

This is an update from The New York Times about the crack in the Larcen C ice shelf.

A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break. The rift has accelerated this year in an area already vulnerable to warming temperatures. Since December, the crack has grown by the length of about five football fields each day.

The crack in Larsen C now reaches over 100 miles in length, and some parts of it are as wide as two miles. The tip of the rift is currently only about 20 miles from reaching the other end of the ice shelf.

Once the crack reaches all the way across the ice shelf, the break will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded, according to Project Midas, a research team that has been monitoring the rift since 2014. Because of the amount of stress the crack is placing on the remaining 20 miles of the shelf, the team expects the break soon.

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NOAAs GOES-16 Satellite Sends First Images to Earth

GOES-16, the first spacecraft in NOAA’s next-generation of geostationary satellites, has sent the first high-resolution images from its Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument. Included among them are a composite color full-disk visible image of the Western Hemisphere captured on January 15, 2017. Created using several of the ABI’s 16 spectral channels, the full-disk image offers an example the satellite’s advanced technology.

The ABI can provide a full disk image of the Earth every 15 minutes, one of the continental U.S. every five minutes, and has the ability to target regional areas where severe weather, hurricanes, wildfires, volcanic eruptions or other high-impact environmental phenomena are occurring as often as every 30 seconds. The ABI covers the Earth five-times faster than the current generation GOES imagers and has four times greater spatial resolution, allowing meteorologists to see smaller features of the Earth’s atmosphere and weather systems.

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I remember when they launched this as GOES-R last year. They said that it would provide more astrological and meteorological data in 6 months than we've collected in the past 40 years. After leaving Earth, it takes 6 months for the satellite to unpack itself and be fully functional. This is one of my favorite projects that I follow closely. GOES-S should be ready to launch this year.

Scientists Will Live in a Dome for 8 Months to Simulate Mars

Six carefully selected scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars.

The four men and two women moved into their new simulated space home Thursday afternoon on Mauna Loa, settling into the vinyl-covered shelter of 1,200 square feet, or about the size of a small, two-bedroom home, for an eight-month stay.

They will have no physical contact with people in the outside world and will work with a 20-minute delay in communications with their support crew, or the time it would take for an email to reach Earth from Mars.

The NASA-funded project will study the psychological difficulties associated with living in isolated and confined conditions for an extended period.


Larsen ice crack continues to open up

Originally posted by WhiteTara in LBN. I wanted to share it here as it definitely applies to our group and because this is of great interest and importance to me.

The rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown a further 10km since 1 January.

If the rift propagates just 20km more, it will free a tabular berg one-quarter the size of Wales.

That would make it one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, according to researchers at Swansea and Aberystwyth universities, and the British Antarctic Survey.

News of the lengthening crack in the 350m-thick floating ice shelf on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula comes from the EU’s Sentinel-1 satellite system.

Comprising two spacecraft, this orbiting capability can continuously monitor Larsen C no matter what the weather is doing because its radar sensors see through cloud.

Their data indicates the fissure now extends for some 195km. But just how long it will take before the 5,000 sq km block finally breaks free is anyone’s guess, says Swansea's Prof Adrian Luckman.

"The rift tip has just entered a new area of softer ice, which will slow its progress," he told BBC News.


Just a reminder, ULA launch tonight

They are launching an Atlas 5 rocket with a USAF payload.


Launch broadcast begins in 30 minutes.

Explosion reported at DP&L Stuart Station

This is local to me. It just happened and hasn't made the local news yet. It's a coal and diesel plant.

An explosion has been reported at DP&L's Stuart Power Generating Station near Aberdeen.

Early reports indicate there may be injuries and multiple ambulances were on the scene. A Maysville fire truck was also spotted by a reporter. A Manchester ambulance left the scene with lights flashing and sirens wailing, apparently headed toward Maysville and Meadowview Regional Medical Center with an injured person.

Witnesses said they heard an explosion in Manchester and black smoke was seen coming from one of the stacks at the generating plant. The plant has been evacuated, according to witnesses.

We are now receiving unsubstantiated reports of fatalities and people trapped. Also there are reports that it was Unit 1 which blew up and that the side is gone from one building although there is no information on what building that is.


January guide to the bright planets

I thought I would share this. I happened to look outside earlier tonight and seen Venus as bright as airplane landing lights. I pulled up my star chart app and noticed the little red dot above it was Mars. It got me thinking about what is visible this month. I found this and thought I would share.

Two of the five bright planets rise to great prominence in January 2017 sky. Venus rules over the evening sky while Jupiter rules the morning. Venus, the brightest planet, blazes in the west first thing at dusk, and reaches its greatest elongation as the “evening star” on January 12. Jupiter, the second-brightest planet, lords over the eastern half of sky between midnight and sunrise. Mars is near Venus in the evening sky, but it’s higher up and much fainter than Venus, setting in the west shortly after Venus does. Meanwhile, Saturn appears in the southeastern sky before dawn. Mercury a short hop beneath Saturn, just as darkness is giving way to morning twilight. Follow the links below to learn more about planets in January 2017.

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