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Didn't he say Democrats are going to hurt the Bible too?

They best lock up all their Bibles 'cause Joe will send agents with Sharpies to make revisions.....

Same agents President Obama sent to take all their guns.......

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 08:38 PM (0 replies)

Beirut explosion: how you can help victims in Lebanon

Beirut explosion: how you can help victims in Lebanon

The death toll stands at 135, with more than 5,000 injured and 300,000 homes badly damaged. There are several organisations seeking donations or funding
The Guardian World News
Helen Sullivan @helenrsullivan
Published on Wed 5 Aug 2020 22.43 EDT

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/06/beirut-explosion-how-you-can-help-lebanon-victims-fund-donate-donations-food-relief

Large swaths of Beirut were destroyed on Tuesday when a huge blast ripped through the Lebanese capital. The explosion, blamed on 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at the port, sent a shockwave across the city that shattered windows and collapsed roofs. The death toll stands at at least 135, with around 5,000 injured.

The governor of Beirut has estimated the cost of the damage as more than $3bn and said up to 300,000 people had suffered damage to their homes, leaving some uninhabitable.

The disaster hit a nation already struggling with an economy in free fall, rising food prices and the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is a list of organisations seeking donations to help Lebanon’s victims:

The article goes on to describe and provide links for five organizations accepting contributions. I'm sure there are many more.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 08:38 AM (6 replies)

Rest in pease dear public servants. Here's a video of where they had responded.....

at the warehouse a bit before that big explosion:

CNW @ConflictsW

Footage of the initial fire at Beirut port yesterday shortly before the massive explosion

From Jaras Scoop FM
5:51 AM · Aug 5, 2020

Note how the heavy black smoke propagates down the roof line fairly quickly as time passes.

As a former firefighter, this appears to me to be a very hot "cooking" fire in which explosive gasses build up inside a closed structure from decomposition of materials inside, including wood and plastics. We were warned to watch carefully for the warning signs because opening up a stucture under those conditions lets oxygen in suddenly, usually resulting in a massive explosion. An investigation will reveal the true sequence of events, but that could have been the initial explosion prior to the big one.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 07:20 AM (1 replies)

Update on Marine amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of California.

Marines react to discovery of sunken tank, remains off California coast
by: Liberty Zabala, KSWB and Nexstar Media Wire
Via KOIN TV, Portland
Posted: Aug 5, 2020 / 11:26 PM PDT / Updated: Aug 5, 2020 / 11:26 PM PDT

Link: https://www.koin.com/news/marines-react-to-discovery-of-sunken-tank-remains-off-california-coast/

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KSWB) — Family and service members were in mourning Tuesday after the military found remains of missing servicemen and the amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of San Clemente Island.

Seven Marines and a Navy sailor were missing after the 26-ton landing craft sank last week. Another Marine was pronounced dead at the scene and seven others were rescued.

The Marines say the amphibious assault vehicle sank to a depth of 385 feet after it began taking on water during a routine training exercise. The Navy plans to place equipment near the vehicle and begin recovering the remains.


Officials with the @15thMEUOfficial and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) positively identified on Aug. 3 the location of the amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) that sunk off the coast of San Clemente Island on July 30.


@USNavy Undersea Rescue Command confirmed human remains were identified with remotely-operated video systems aboard HOS Dominator, an undersea search & rescue ship. The Navy has expedited the movement of assets to recover the remains of the Marines and Sailor, and raise the AAV.

4:01 PM · Aug 4, 2020

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 06:36 AM (9 replies)

Live updates and on death, injury and destruction in Beirut, Lebanon....

Beirut explosion: at least 78 dead and 4,000 wounded, says Lebanon health ministry – live updates

Interior minister says ammonium nitrate likely caused at least one explosion amid reports hospitals too damaged to treat patients

The Guardian World News

See: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/aug/04/beirut-explosion-huge-blast-port-lebanon-capital

Scroll down to see photos of the horrific destruction from this explosion, or see "In Pictures" link below.

Other Guardian articles available on this disaster:

Full report: Lebanon in mourning: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/lebanon-in-mourning-after-deadly-beirut-blasts

Crisis upon crisis: blast rocks a Lebanon already on its knees: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/crisis-upon-crisis-blast-rocks-a-lebanon-already-on-its-knees

Ammonium nitrate: what is the chemical blamed for blast in Lebanese capital?: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/ammonium-nitrate-what-is-the-chemical-blamed-for-blast-in-lebanese-capital

‘We’re cursed’: shock and despair as explosion devastates city: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/04/cursed-shock-despair-beirut-explosion-rocks-city-lebanon

Beirut explosion – in pictures: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/aug/04/beirut-explosion-in-pictures

Time for all nations to step up and lend Lebanon a hand with emergency aid.


Wingnut coronavirus cure of the day from tRump's friends down south.....

(South America that is, from Brazil)

Tom Phillips @tomphillipsin

The top story in Brazil this morning seems to be a politician/doctor being ridiculed for suggesting ozone therapy by rectal insufflation ("soooo easy! soooo quick!" ) is an "excellent treatment for Covid-19

Quote Tweet: UOL Notícias @UOLNoticias

SC: Prefeito avalia tratamento para covid com aplicação retal de ozônio http://zpr.io/HzTRM
8:57 AM · Aug 4, 2020

If it's all the same, I'll pass on any videos of Bolsonaro trying this procedure....... ........

Check out this satellite view of Tropical Storm Isaias and the rainfall potential....

Totally enveloping the South Carolina coast:

(IR Image GOES East Band 13)

Rainfall potential:

Looking at forecast up through that yellow & orange area, NWS is predicting up to 4" of rainfall including for Myrtle Beach, Lumberton, Goldsboro, Richmond (VA), and up through DC and Baltimore.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Aug 3, 2020, 03:31 PM (9 replies)

Notre Dame Cathedral's organ getting 4-year-long cleaning

Notre Dame Cathedral's organ getting 4-year-long cleaning

Pipe by pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire

Associated Press via ABC News
August 3, 2020,

Link: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/notre-dame-cathedrals-organ-year-long-cleaning-72141886

PARIS -- Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire. Amazingly, the 8,000-pipe organ survived the fire, which consumed the cathedral’s roof and toppled its spire. But the blaze coated the instrument in toxic lead dust that must now be painstakingly removed.

The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France’s largest musical instrument started Monday and is expected to last nearly four years.

Once restored, it will take six months just to tune the organ, according to the state agency overseeing Notre Dame’s restoration. Its music isn’t expected to resound again through the medieval Paris monument until 2024, to the dismay of the cathedral's dedicated organists.
The general who leads the agency said the organ, which dates from 1733, will next play again on April 16, 2024, marking five years since the fire.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Aug 3, 2020, 12:35 PM (2 replies)

Judge Salas breaks silence in heartbreaking video tribute after son's shooting death

Judge Salas breaks silence in heartbreaking video tribute after son's shooting death
"This monster knew where I lived and what church we attended," said Salas.
ABC News
By Jon Haworth
August 3, 2020, 8:16 AM

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/judge-salas-breaks-silence-heartbreaking-video-tribute-sons/story?id=72143701

Judge Esther Salas has released a nine-minute videotaped statement about last month’s shooting death of her son and the wounding of her husband and is the first time Judge Salas has spoken publicly since the shooting two weeks ago.

In the remarks, Salas said the gunman had targeted her because of her position as a federal judge.

“Two weeks ago, my life as I knew it changed in an instant, and my family will never be the same,” Salas began. “A madman, who I believe was targeting me because of my position as a federal judge, came to my house.”

Salas, holding back tears, begins to detail the harrowing incident.....

She's very brave for sharing this account at this time and we hope she will be successful in her efforts to better protect our federal judges.

KY........... ..........
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:41 AM (2 replies)

Cute overload: Angela Farm- Burrowing Owls (11-1/2 min.)

Witness a brood of 10 burrowing owl chicks mature on a huge wheat farm in Montana....

Never knew there's such a thing as burrowing owls, being raised around farmland in the South. I have enjoyed watching prairie dogs play outside my motel window during many service jobs in Wyoming.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Aug 3, 2020, 02:13 AM (5 replies)
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