Monday, April 30, 2012

Astronomers find new planet capable of supporting life

Astronomers have discovered their "holy grail" - a planet capable of supporting life outside our solar system.

The planet lies in what they describe as a 'habitable zone', neither too near its sun to dry out or too far away which freezes it.

And the discovery could help answer the question of whether we are alone in the universe, which has been plagued astronomers and alien fanatics for years.

Scientists found the planet, Gliese 667Cc, orbiting around a red dwarf star, 22 light years away from the earth.

Red dwarf stars are the most common stars in the neighbourhood of the sun, usually hosting planets called gas giants, which are not composed of rock matter.

Re-analysing data from the European Southern Observatory, the astronomers found Gliese 667Cc is a solid planet with roughly four and a half times the mass of Earth.

The University Göttingen and University of California scientists have calculated the planet recieves ten per cent less light from its red dwarf star than the Earth gets from the Sun.

As the light is in the infrared area, the planet still receives nearly the same amount of energy as the Earth, meaning water could be liquid and surface temperatures could be similar to ours.

Astronomers are hailing the plant as the 'Holy Grail' of discoveries, as 20 years ago scientists were still arguing about the existence of planets beyond our solar system.

Since the discovery of the first extrasolar planet in 1995, astronomers have confirmed the existence of more than 760 planets beyond the solar system, with only four believed to be in a habitable zone.

One of the most successful tools of planet hunters is the High Accuracy Radial Planetary Searcher (HARPS) telescope, which measures the radial velocity of a star.

Scientists using this telescope analyse the small wobbles in a stars motion caused by the gravitational response of a planet, determining the position and size of a planet indirectly.

Currently, they can detect planets which are 3-5 times the mass of the Earth but, in the future, they could detect planets which are smaller than twice the mass of Earth.

Steven Vogt, an astronomer from the University of California, said: "It´s the Holy Grail of exo-planet research to find a planet orbiting around a star at the right distance so it´s not too close where it would lose all its water and not too far where it would freeze.

"It´s right there in the habitable zone - there´s no question or discussion about it. It is not on the edge. It is right in there."

Guillem Anglada-Escudé, of University Göttingen, Germany, said: "With the advent of new generation of instruments, researchers will be able to survey many dwarf stars for similar planets and eventually look for spectroscopic signatures of life in one of these worlds."

This is absolutely fantastic!! Now we just have to figure out a way to transport people and set up settlements, seek out new life and new civilizations....

I thought this was pretty cool.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store.

Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people."

Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in the stomach and got stabbed in the head and held his hands and got stabbed all over the arms."

Then, before the suspect could find another victim - a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. "A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith's grabbed him."

By the time officers arrived the suspect had been subdued by employees and shoppers. Police had high praise for gun carrying man who ended the hysteria. Lt. Brian Purvis said, "This was a volatile situation that could have gotten worse. We can only assume from what we saw it could have gotten worse. He was definitely in the right place at the right time."

Dozens of other shoppers, who too could have become victims, are also thankful for the gun carrying man. And many, like Danylle Julian, are still in shock from the experience. "Scary actually. Really scary. Five minutes before I walk out to my car. It could have been me."

Police say right now they have no idea what caused the suspect to go on the dangerous rampage. (We will update as soon as we learn new information.)

So far, police have not released the names of the suspect, the victims or the man who pulled the gun.

I think maybe it's time for me to get licensed and be able to carry my own concealed weapon. I live in a bad neighborhood and I would feel safer if I was packing, instead of just mace.

Funny story. As most of you know our home was broken into and we were robbed.  So we, at time, are still a bit skittish.

My husband has really strange hours, so this night they had him work from 7 pm to 7 am. 

It was about 9:30 and I heard a noise outside and then someone messing with our front door. I didn't even think twice I grabbed my mace, no time to run for my pistol and as soon as that door was open I was ready to spray the hell out of that person, well....that person turned out to be my husband!!  LOL!  His face alone had me laughing on the floor, I scared the beejeebers out of him.  Served him right for  not calling ahead of time.

Anyhoo, he had forgotten his lunch and almost got maced.


Thank goodness for that man that was carrying that gun. He saved lives. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gingrich to end White House bid

Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich will officially end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and formally express his support for Mitt Romney next week, two sources close to Gingrich tell CNN.

While details are still being worked out, Gingrich is likely to hold his final campaign event Tuesday in Washington, DC where he will make the announcement surrounded by his family and supporters.

It is not surprising that Gingrich is suspending his campaign for the White House as he has all but acknowledged it is winding down and Romney is the presumptive GOP nominee.

"When he says he is transitioning, what he means is that he is trying to determine as a citizen how he will pro-actively help Mitt Romney become president and the Republican Party win back the Senate and help (House Speaker) John Boehner keep his majority in the House," said one of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

It appears that Gingrich's focus will be much broader than the presidential campaign, as the former speaker, who made his name and career in the House, plans to be actively involved in helping the GOP take back control of both sides of Capitol Hill.

"It is not enough to beat Barack Obama, we also have to help the Republican Party keep the majority in the House and win back the majority in the Senate," the source said.

The decision to hold the event next week was due to logistical reasons, the sources said.

Well, I suppose Romney will have my vote. Santorum has already endorsed him as well as many conservative Talk Radio hosts and pastors.  This could be a great beginning for the GOP to finally get behind one candidate and give Obama a run for his money. Only time will tell. 

Let the games begin...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beating of Alabama man not seen as hate crime, despite claim 'Trayvon' invoked

A racially charged beating of a white Alabama man by a throng of African-Americans is not being investigated as a hate crime, despite one witness' claim that she heard an assailant exclaim: "Now that's justice for Trayvon."

Matthew Owens, of Mobile, Ala., was assaulted with baseball bats, paint cans and other weapons at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after telling a group of children to stop playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive, according to Ashley Rains, public information officer for the Mobile Police Department.

After the children left the area, a group of adults armed with weapons returned and confronted Owens, 40, in his front yard, where he was assaulted. Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, told WKRG she witnessed the attack and that there were as many as 20 assailants. Parker said she overheard one of them say, "Now that's justice for Trayvon."  .

Owens is still in ICU at USA Medical Center. Weaving in and out of consciousness, Owens told his brother Lloyd, "Don't let me die."

Police continue to downplay the Trayvon Martin connection to the beating. But a neighbor confirms what his sister told WKRG-TV. The neighbor, too scared to go on camera, told WKRG's Lauren Vargas that they heard one of the suspects say "This is justice for Trayvon" as she drove away.

Asked if the incident was being investigated as a hate crime, Rains replied: "No, it's not. It's being investigated as an assault." Eugene A. Seidel, first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, declined to comment on the case when reached by

"Our policy is not to comment one way or another about cases," Seidel said when asked if his office has inquired about the incident. "All I can say is no comment."

The incident occurred in a middle-class neighborhood in Mobile, on a street where residents have often been at odds with teens who block the roadway to play pickup basketball, WKRG reported. 

Tuesday night, an angry mother who lives on the street told WKRG's Blake Brown that the kids who live on Delmar Drive are the real victims.

First off to that idiot of a mother, who claims the kids are the victim's here needs to get her head examined.  Honestly, how stupid can people be? 

I may not be a perfect mother, but I sure as hell wouldn't let my kids play in the middle of the street.  That's why we have yards and back yards. And those living in apartments, have play areas.  Not to mention parks and areas for kids to play. The street wasn't meant to be a playground. Living in my neighborhood, it shocks me how these parents completely neglect their children.  I have seen little ones in diapers on our street running around and one of them was lying down in the middle of it!!  Yeah, kids are the victims when they have  stupid, lazy parents who refuse to take responsibility in parenting.  It is infuriating.  I have yet to see a parent watching them. They let them run wild.

I need to be careful myself because some of those kids were jumping all over our truck and I told them to stop. One of them screamed at me and said, "NO!" Well, I demanded which one said that, and none of them spoke up. I scolded them for talking back to me and made them say, "Yes, ma'am." After  telling to stay off my truck.  Kids need discipline and parents had better start taking authority and quit allowing them to run around without supervision.  A lot of this is due to neglect of children. Kids need direction and discipline.


Now, where is Mr. Sharpton, or Mr. Jackson or anyone from the black community standing up for this man? This is the third incident of a white person being beaten by black people.

I have nothing against blacks, but I am against violence.

I am about to tick off some people, but if Owen's had a gun, none of those vile scumbags would have attacked him. I completely support the Right to Bear Arms and for some of us, that just might become a necessity.

Does a white person have to die before someone calls a truce to this Martin/Zimmerman case?

TWO follow-up links thanks Silver and Jersey....

Friday, April 20, 2012

Funnies for the weekend

Have you ever heard that a dog or cat  'knows' when an earthquake is about to hit?

Have you ever heard that a dog or cat can 'sense' when a tornado is stirring up, even 20 miles away?

Do you remember hearing that before the December tsunami struck Southeast Asia , dogs started running frantically away from the seashore, at breakneck Speed?

Do you know that dogs can detect cancer and other serious illnesses and danger of fire?

Somehow they always know when they can 'go for a ride' before you even ask. How do those dogs and cats get home from hundreds of miles away?

I'm a firm believer that animals - and especially cats and dogs - have keen insights into the Truth.

And you can't tell me that dogs can't sense a potentially terrible disaster well in advance.

Simply said, a dog just KNOWS when something isn't right... When impending doom is upon us.

They'll always try to warn us!

We should have listened.  


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tampa 'at risk' of Islamic takeover

The head of a Florida-based pro-family organization is deeply concerned that the "Islamization" of Tampa is not far behind that of Dearborn, Michigan.

The Florida Family Association (FFA) has been instrumental in warning parents that a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had been invited several times to Steinbrenner High School in Tampa to indoctrinate children with Islamic propaganda, including sharia law. But The Tampa Tribune has criticized the family group for doing so and supported CAIR, whose Florida office is located in Tampa.

David Caton, president of the FFA, says there is a reason the radical Islamic group has taken up residence in the area.

"Tampa has a very large population of Muslims," he explains. "We've had numerous public officials embrace various political aspects of Islamist extremism and changes of policy that trend more toward sharia. Tampa is at risk; it's one of the top five cities at risk."

And the pro-family advocate warns that the Islamization of the city is not far behind that of Dearborn, Michigan, which Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries has nicknamed "Dearbornistan."

"Dearborn is almost lost because 50 percent of their population is Arabic-Muslim," Caton reports. "They can elect and dominate the government there. But we have a smaller population [of Muslims] in Tampa than Dearborn, and we're already having non-Islamic leaders embracing their progressive agenda."

So he contends that the Islamization of Tampa must be brought to a halt.

So my question is to those that continually argue with me that Jehovah God and Allah are the same. Tell my why only Muslims get the privilege and invitations to speak in public schools, and Christians and Jews are forbidden?

Students are even forbidden to wear crosses, pray or even wear t-shirts that proclaim their belief in Jesus Christ? Which is unconstitutional, btw.
And special accommodations for kids in public schools on Fridays, which for Muslims is the "Jumah" meaning Friday Congregational Worship . Some Muslim students may wish to make arrangements to leave campus temporarily to attend congregational prayers at a local masjid (mosque), while others may ask to use an empty classroom to conduct the worship service themselves.

The video I posted about the Islamic propaganda is moving fast through the UK and it is moving here as well in the states.

One more question? Would Islamic nations and schools allow Jewish or Christian organizations in their schools, work places, or allow them to march down their streets condemning their nation and police?

Think about that for a moment.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Titanic: 100 Year Anniversary The Survivors' Story

May they all be resting in peace. This is a long video, but if you have the time. It is worth the watch.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Hat tip to: Lisa

 I have to say this woman had a lot of guts confronting these people.  And oh the shame! I can't believe she was showing flesh, naked or the audacity!  For shame!!  Oh, my eyes! My eyes! Ridiculous.

Listen to what the guy says about Islam not respecting the laws of the land if they are NOT an Islamic land so basically, any non-Muslim nation or person who is not Muslim can all go straight to hell. Well, isn't that just fine and dandy.

And this is why they REFUSE to honor our laws, our beliefs and demand that we bend over backwards for them and their religion, because in their eyes, if we are not one of them, then we deserve to go to hades for all eternity, even though, they are entering free nations.  Yeah, whatever.

What I find sad is how these people follow so blindly a god that doesn't exist and demands the blood of the innocent and believes in subjugating their women and little girls to cruel and brutal treatment.

There is only one God and that is Jehovah God, who sent His only beloved Son to die for us so that we, all people, could have eternal life with Him in heaven.  Jesus loved us so much that He willing gave His life for us all.  No other god can claim that. Other deities demand sacrifice and pain.  And for the record, while the Lord Jesus walked on the earth, there were no wars to speak of. Think about that for a minute.

Jehovah God is love and peace. And yes, is a Holy and just God.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Santorum: Very disappointing news

Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.

Santorum, with his wife and family in his home state of Pennsylvania, told supporters the race for him was over, but the fight to defeat President Barack Obama would go on.

Santorum made no mention of Romney, and stressed that he'd gone farther than anyone expected, competing "against all odds."

The delegate totals told the tale of Santorum's demise. Romney has more than twice as many delegates as Santorum and is on pace to reach the number needed to clinch the nomination -- 1,144 -- by early June. Still in the race, but not considered a factor: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

In a statement, Romney has congratulated Santorum on his campaign, calling him an "able and worthy competitor."

"He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation," the statement continued. "We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity."

Newt Gingrich, who trails both Santorum and Romney in the delegate count, states that the former Pennsylvania senator "has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles."

Gingrich adds that he remains committed to staying in the race all the way to the GOP Convention in Tampa "so that the conservative movement has a real choice." He encourages Santorum's supporters to consider backing his campaign. "We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth, and return to a balanced budget."

Well, DARN!  I am sad to see him go, but it looks like his little girl needs her daddy more than us constituents and that's the way it should be. Little Bella is out of the hospital, thank God and I hope she  is recovering nicely.

I am also sure that his leaving the campaign was due to finances, he just didn't have the money to help him compete against Romney who seems to have a bottomless pit of cash.

I guess Gingrich is now my choice for president.

Monday, April 9, 2012

No politics, but I hope you get a kick out of this

I normally don't read or watch horror movies, I just decided that it wasn't for me.  But then I really got bored with reading Christian Romance, Amish and historical novels. I love them, but I was wanting a little more action and just wasn't  in the mood  for boy meets girl and happily ever after. I am sure I will fall back into them, because they are my first choice of reading.

 I started reading the R.A. Salvatore books of Drizzt the Dark Elf (he's a good guy) lots of fighting action! Sword fights etc.  Love the characters and bought a lot of the series, and there is a lot. The husband wasn't all too pleased when he saw the receipt from Barnes and Noble, he got over it. I wasn't about to take them back.

Well, I got to talking with some friends and they told me about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies...okay.  Well, I saw the cover of the book and I thought to myself, "umm...yeah, I don't think so." But then thought, "what the heck!"  I read the entire book in one day, and caught myself laughing out loud, a lot.   

The book trailer is below and there is a rumor that it may go into a movie production, we'll just have to see.  I am looking forward to the sequel, Amazon has it.

I am currently reading this one below.  Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.   I have heard this is going to be a movie. So far pretty good.

AND.... The one below, my boss is currently reading it. and  I HAVE to read it! It's about Trekkies.  What can I say?  She said it is hilarious!!  Watch the trailer and you will see it is comic book fun!

Okay, don't think I have gone over the bend for reading these books, but I just love the action and the fun characters.  Just needed a fun pick-me-up.

I am still in completely and fully in love with the Lord, but these books are hilarious!  I told my pastor's wife, who is also a friend, and she just laughed at me and shook her head and told me that I never fail to make her laugh.  I was basically getting her blessing to read these books. 

It's all in good fun. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

The true meaning of Easter

I honestly believe that Easter should be celebrated and honored more than Christmas. Jesus died for us so that we could have eternal life with Him and our heavenly Father, Jehovah.

No other deity living or dead can ever claim the miracles of Jesus and the sacrifice that He made for us.

No words could ever articulate the love that I hold for my Savior.

Have a blessed resurrection day!  Jesus loves you!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Today, April 4, 2012, Bruce MacDonald, the Convening Authority for Military Commissions, referred to a military commission charges against five detainees for their alleged involvement in the 9/11 attacks: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin 'Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi.

The case was referred as a capital case (meaning the accused could be sentenced to death if convicted) for all five individuals. Mr. MacDonald has made the decision to "refer," which means to send the case to a panel of at least twelve members, whose function is analogous to jurors in a federal or state court. The case was also referred as a joint trial, meaning that all five of the accused will be tried together, unless the military judge later determines that any or all of the accused should be tried separately.

We will seek to arraign the accused individuals in front of a military judge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within 30 days of service of the referred charges as required by law. At this hearing, the charges will be read, and the accused will be asked to enter pleas to the charges. The military judge may also set a timeline for the parties to provide required discovery, establish due dates for filing legal motions, and schedule additional pre-trial hearings.

The US has formally sent to trial five suspected al-Qaeda militants believed to have planned the 9/11 terror attacks. The five Guantanamo Bay inmates, including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be tried by a military commission.

They will face charges including terrorism, hijacking, conspiracy, murder and destruction of property. They could face the death penalty if found guilty, the Pentagon confirmed.

A total of 2,976 people died in the attacks.

The decision to refer the charges to a military commission comes after a legal wrangle over where the five men would face justice.

The Obama administration initially tried to move their trial into US civilian courts, but reversed its decision in April 2011 after widespread opposition.

My only comment on this, "IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!"  Let them fry.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

“Kill George Zimmerman!”

I was going to stay out this whole Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman case, but decided I would put my two-cents in.

First of all, I believe that it is up to the courts to decide the fate of Zimmerman. With new information coming out, it appears that Zimmerman was acting in self-defense. He was going back into his vehicle when Martin approached him and asked if there was  a problem,? And Zimmerman replied there wasn't.  This was from a an eye witness. At that point, Martin jumped Zimmerman and punched him in the nose, and began to bang his head on the ground or rather concrete. According to the witness, Zimmerman began to yell for help and the witness ran upstairs to call 911.

Okay, that's what I have heard so far from different websites and news media. I cannot give you links to them all, because I have been perusing so many of them I lost track.

NBC  edited the 911 call from Zimmerman.  Shocking, well, not really we are talking about NBC .

Thanks to media biased and with the aid of a sensationalism media and racial agitators such as Obama, of course, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and so forth have already found this man guilty. And are responsible for the vile response of hate and wanting this man dead, whom I believe is innocent. I believe he was fighting for his life and used his gun to shoot his attacker.  
And to clear things up, this man is NOT white. He is a Hispanic man who grew up in a mulitracial family. This was not a hate crime.  And a white person was not involved.
The threats have escalated that there is a bounty by The New Black Panther Party and being backed up by celebrities and athletes, the bounty was up for $10,000 but possibly going up to a million dollars, they want him alive or dead.
This has sparked such a hate between races that I am not surprised that some poor Hispanic kid was beaten in retaliation regarding this horrible, horrible case.
7 California boys arrested in attack on teen
Mar 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM PDT - PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.
The March 14 beating in Palmdale was captured on video and posted on YouTube, but has since been removed from the site. The seven boys, ages 13 to 16, were arrested Wednesday for investigation of assault and committing a hate crime, Lt. Don Ford said...
This is my whole take. I believe that a person has every right to protect themselves, with force, if necessary, to survive. Clearly, or in my opinion, Zimmerman feared for his life and used his weapon to stop his assailant. It was kill or be killed, what you would do if someone was banging your head on the concrete?  Hand them a flower and tell them stop?
Think about it this way. What if it was a woman being attacked and she used her concealed weapon to kill her assailant, would we be having this discussion at all?  How did she know this person wasn't armed?  Zimmerman had no idea if Martin was armed or was going to pummel him to death?  He did what he had to do to survive.
Right now, no one honestly knows what occurred on that fateful day and it is not up to us to be judge, jury and executioner. 
The MSM should be ashamed and held accountable for what they have caused by sensationalizing this case.