How the March 2011 Japan tsunami happened

April 13, 2011 by  
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Here we have a fascinating scientific breakdown of exactly what factors were in play to cause both the 9.0 earthquake off Japan’s north-east coast and the ensuing tsunami that killed upwards of 25,000 people. As ever, I am grateful to science and scientists for the fact that we can know exactly what the geophysical causes were behind such a disaster. Some new footage I haven’t seen before is part of this presentation.

Also, please be sure to watch this amazing video footage of the tsunami taken from the vantage point of those standing on a hill looking down on a town that was entirely engulfed by the waves. Truly, terribly mind-blowing.

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Terrifying NEW Japan Tsunami video shows how quickly people were swallowed up by the wave

April 12, 2011 by  
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This is by far the most chilling, the most horrifying video I have yet seen of the devastation wreaked in Japan by the March 11th tsunami. I can only imagine the anguish endured by the people standing on the hill watching this catastrophe unfold before their eyes. You can hear it in their voices as their exclamations go from astonishment (when they see the wave first impacting the town far away) to disbelief, to abject horror. This video is simply staggering.

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Map of the world by population

April 11, 2011 by  
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I find this map very interesting and quite telling. Notice, for example, how disproportionately small Russia is compared to China and India and, for that matter, the United States. Compare Australia with Sri Lanka (both with 20 million inhabitants), Nigeria with France and Germany (Nigeria is equal to both of them combined), and Pakistan with Spain, France, and Germany (Muslim Pakistan is equal to all three of those “Christian” countries combined). As first-world players go, Canada is utterly negligible, as are Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Lowly Bangladesh dwarfs all of South America, with the exception of Brazil. Compare Muslim Indonesia with “Christian” Europe. What conclusions do you draw?

(Click the text link at the top of the post to enlarge map)

 

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College Students and Abortion. Watch This Video. Please.

April 10, 2011 by  
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Slowly but surely, brick by brick, student by student, the ProLife Movement in general and StudentsForLife in particular, are gradually reclaiming the hearts and minds of college students around the country with the honest truth. This remarkable video explains how this change is taking place, and who is helping propel it forward. “And it’s growing, day by day.” Share this one, far and wide.

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What might happen if a large asteroid were to hit the earth?

April 10, 2011 by  
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Scientists have for years now been fretting about what could happen if a large enough asteroid hit the earth. Depending on the size of the object, they estimate that the resulting devastation would range from catastrophic to Lights Out. Game Over. Adios (literally). Here’s a dramatic computer simulation of what might happen if the object were, say, the size of Japan.

A spaceship lands at San Francisco Airport

April 9, 2011 by  
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According to Forbes:

Virgin America is opening a brand-new, high-tech, green terminal at San Francisco International airport today. To mark the occasion, a jet full of VIPs and members of the press left SFO’s international terminal, flew north along the Pacific, and made an in-flight rendezvous with Virgin Galactic’s White Knight Two and SpaceShipOne. They flew wing-to-wing back to SFO and landed in tandem.

Now THIS is winning: “The Sheening”

April 4, 2011 by  
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