Please Tell SHELL Why you Stand Against Arctic Drilling!

Posted in 2015 with tags , , , on April 21, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame


Stop sweeping the earth!

Andres M V Kissimmee, FL USA

Just days after climbing down from Shell’s Arctic-bound oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we put out a call for you and people like you around the world to submit something — a poem, a piece of artwork, a photo — that tells Shell why you want to protect the Arctic. 

The response has been amazing! We’ve gotten submissions from around the world, and seeing all the different ways people express their concern for the Arctic has been truly inspiring. 

Check out the submissions here — and if you’re inspired, submit your own!

We’re going to make sure that Shell sees these pro-Arctic images in Seattle. If you want Shell — and the world — to know why you care about the Arctic, share your message.

Firefighters Hear Screams for Help, Find Parrots in Burning Idaho Home

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , on April 21, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame


BOISE, Idaho, April 19 (UPI) — Firefighters responding to screams for assistance in a burning Idaho home said they thought they were saving people but instead rescued a group of parrots.

Emergency crews first heard the pleas for help as they approached the outside of the residence in Boise.

“What was actually recorded was them saying ‘fire, fire,’ ” Victor Islas with the Middleton Fire Department said. “That’s what we got. ‘Help. Fire.’ Yeah. It’s a smart bird, smart bird. So there was actually nobody besides the birds inside the house.”

The birds were removed and given oxygen. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Crews told reporters the parrots must have been trained to issue warnings.

Video here:

Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , , , , on April 21, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame


Taken by Dan Bush on April 20, 2015 @ Albany, Missouri

If forecasters are correct, the shower will peak on April 22-23 with 10 to 20 meteors per hour. Sky watchers are already seeing some early arrivals. Dan Bush photographed this Lyrid fireball over Albany, Missouri, before sunrise on April 20th

“I captured an early Lyrid meteor in two of my all sky cameras,” reports Bush. “This is a 1 minute image stack. The brighter streak in the east from behind the tree is the trail of an airplane.”

Reports of Lyrids have also been received from Mexico and Washington state.

The Lyrid meteor shower is usually mild, and this year may be no exception. Nevertheless, these early sightings could herald a nice display. The best time to look is between about 11 pm on April 22nd and sunrise on April 23rd. [sky map]

Observing tips: Dress warmly. Bring a reclining chair, or spread a thick blanket over a flat spot of ground. Lie down and look up. Meteors can appear in any part of the sky, although their trails will tend to point back toward the constellation Lyra, from which the meteors get their name.  The hours before dawn are best, because that is when Lyra is highest in the sky.

A Heartless “bitch”, Rebecca FRANCIS, kills and sparks fury after she poses SMILING next to dead giraffe

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , on April 20, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame


This outrageous English woman kills  all over the world animals JUST for fun. Shame on her, I truly despise this type of individual. What goes around, comes around? Well you got it coming shameless Rebecca. 

Comedian Ricky Gervais led an online charge against Rebecca Francis. Thanks for caring.
More of her trophees here:
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A very Bright Canine: Jumpy the Dog

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , , on April 18, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

We all know and love Lassie, Beethoven, and Uggie. Now, meet Jumpy. Following the commands of Hollywood movie dog trainer Omar Von Muller

this 5½-year-old border collie/blue heeler mix shows the amazing tricks that have made him one of Hollywood’s top stunt dogs

The Bahamas: A Pink Paradise, no need for Photoshop, it’s a natural

Posted in 2015 with tags , on April 17, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame


On April 14th, 2015 an unstable filament of magnetism rose up and erupted from the sun’s eastern limb, stretching itself out almost 700,000 km long.

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , on April 17, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame



This image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the first moments of a very high-rising prominence

The magnetic loop shown above quickly exited SDO’s field of view. It kept going … and going… until it stretched itself out almost 700,000 km long. In East Devon, UK, amateur astronomer David Strange was monitoring the sun and witnessed the extraordinary stretch through the eyepiece of a backyard solar telecope. French astrophotographer Sylvain Weiller saw it, too. For comparison, the prominence was half the diameter of the sun and twice as long as the distance between Earth and the Moon. “It went to an unbelievable height,” says Weiller.

Part of the prominence snapped off and formed the core of a bright CME: movie. The expanding cloud billowed away from the sun’s eastern limb, well off the sun-Earth line, and is not expected to hit our planet. Solar flare alerts: text, voice


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