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Lightning Storm Moves Across the USA

Posted on May 15th, 2017 at 16:17 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Explanation: Watch a huge lightning storm move across the eastern USA. The huge storm caused much damage and unfortunately some loss of life for people in its path. Seen from space, the lightning is seen as momentary flashes in the featured time-lapse video recorded last month by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) aboard the GOES-16 satellite. The outline of North America is most evident during the day, while the bright lightning strikes are most evident at night. Inspection of the video shows that much of the lightning occurred at the leading edge of the huge tail of the swirling storm. Because lightning frequently precedes a storm’s most violent impact, lightning data from GLM holds promise to help reduce the harm to humans from future storms.


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Oklahoma Republican Declares That Rape Is The ‘Will Of God’

Posted on May 15th, 2017 at 15:52 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Democratic Rep. Cory Williams masterfully cornered Faught during the hearing by asking him if he believes rape and incest are the “will of God” since the legislation has no exceptions for either, meaning women would be forced to give birth to their rapist’s baby.

Faught’s reply is absolutely appalling and demonstrates once again why women should never vote for Republicans, especially Republicans who want to base our laws on the Bible.

“Well, you know, if you read the Bible, there’s actually a couple circumstances where that happened,” Faught said. “The Lord uses all circumstances. I mean, you can go down that path, but it’s a reality unfortunately.”

Faught literally just used the Bible to justify rape. And then he used it to justify incest.

“Same answer,” Faught replied. Then he argued that Williams’ questions have nothing to do with the bill. Williams vehemently disagreed and explained why.

“You are proffering a divine intervention as the reason why you won’t do that and so I think it is very important,” Williams said before demanding Faught repeat his answer again. “This body wants to know — and myself personally — whether you believe rape and incest are actually the will of God.”

Faught obliged and stated that rape and incest are God’s will because God is sovereign over all activities that happen.

And you still worship such a piece of shit?


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  1. By that reasoning, all kinds of shit is OK. Defaults to the Lord made me do it.

Emergency alert!

Posted on May 15th, 2017 at 14:31 by John Sinteur in category: News

There’s an emergency alert system in the Netherlands, originally designed and built to warn for air raids, but of course since used for all kind of OMG-WTF-BBQ messages. Since a large air horn is limited in what kind of content it can send, an emergency-extension to the SMS protocol was designed, so if you’ve got a mobile phone that understands it you will get an alert from it every first monday of the month at noon, since that’s when they test the system.

I had seen it in real action before when they sent out an amber alert for a missing kid, and I’m fine with that too… but imagine how bad the crowds must have been for this one:


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  1. Translation:
    Alarm
    NL-Alert
    “Celebration Rotterdam” no room left for party goers, city center full. Celebrate at home or else where. See: