Music .”Mozart – Laudate Dominum”
Volcano Popocatepetl eruption in Mexico http://youtube.com/watch?v=NZbdBB0CNGc
First Aerial Footage of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak http://youtube.com/watch?v=exfJ8VPQDTY
GOES-East Video of Hurricane Alex http://youtube.com/watch?v=HLPLrTFDjxI
Global shake movie http://global.shakemovie.princeton.ed…
Video captures mysterious hum which has baffled a city for 40 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG3JD…
Earth’s Long-Term Warming Trend, 1880-2015 http://youtube.com/watch?v=gGOzHVUQCw0
41,000 people evacuated as the Popocatepetl volcano http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/4…
Volcano fest continues as Russia’s Zhupanovsky volcano http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/2…
Mount Egon Indonesia eruption http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/1…
Flint authorities deleberatly poisoning it’s citizens to save money http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/i…
Porter Ranch methane leak update: Pets…especially birds and fish are dying http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/p…
Californian methane leak update http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/c…
Two extremely rare early hurricanes Alex… http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/t…
More than 10,000 dead squid wash ashore in Chile http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/m…
The 13 dead sperm whales off the Dutch and German coast http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/t…
More whale deaths along the west coast! http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/m…
300 dead turtles found on a beach in Odisha http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/3…
A magnitude 6.0 – 171km E of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/a…
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake in northwest China http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/a…
A mag 6.6 – OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO A mag 6.6 – OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO
Unprecedented amount of snakes of plague proportions http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/u…
“The Bristol Hum” returns and it turns out to be a the same strange http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/t…
2015 was by far the warmest year on record http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/2…
The biggest storm in DC’s history http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/t…
The total desperation of the the global power structure and the geoengineers is manifesting into ever higher levels. There is no question that global climate engineering is a weapon mass destruction, but it must be considered (and remembered) that weather/modification (AKA weather warfare) is also a weapon of mass distraction. What are those in power trying so desperately to hide? Much more than the public wants to know or is willing to accept (on many fronts). The massive corporate media hype about “winter storm Jonas” started immediately before the global release of headlines like the one below from The Washington Post.
Let’s rewind almost exactly one year from the headline above, and move to a previous headline (also from The Washington Post) that is a near mirror image of this year’s headlines.
What were the weather-makers up to after this headline was released around the globe from countless media sources a year ago? The same thing they are doing right now with “winter storm Jonas”. They were doing their best to completely eclipse dire news stories by manufacturing “winter storm Juno” in January of 2015. How parallel can these two scenarios be?
What else is the massive media hype about “winter storm Jonas” helping to hide? The global economy is crashing and it’s not coming back. This is not a bump in the road for industrialized society, it is the descent to the end of the road. The delusion is shattering, perpetual expansion on a finite planet with finite resources was never sustainable and it is reaching its breaking point. Global shipping is skidding to a halt, economies around the globe will follow. There are many other headlines those in power would like to hide including the poising of the population in Flint, Michigan and the rapidly worsening gas leak disaster in Southern California. And then of course there is the ongoing Fukushima cataclysm which continues to worsen and which those in power wish to obscure with headlines of mass distraction.
Back to “winter storm Jonas”, how engineered is it? Completely. If you don’t believe winter storms can be engineered, think again. The power structure controlled “Weather Channel” has been tasked with hyping the manufactured winter weather to the maximum degree possible. One of the ways The Weather Channel accomplishes this is by assigning theatrical names to the engineered winter weather. The 2015-2016 list of “winter storm” names is below.
The beginning of “winter storm Jonas” is documented in the map below. On the so called “warm side” of the “winter storm” there were temperatures in the 70s with a threat of tornados and thunderstorms. Then, heading further into the chemically ice nucleated “winter storm”, there is a transition zone where the chemically nucleated materials reach the ground before freezing. These “ice storm” zones have now become the norm due to the constant engineering of “winter weather” events. Still farther into the chemically nucleated “snow storm”, a layer of cooler dense air builds in depth (from the cooling endothermic reaction of the nucleating materials), the generally large flakes of “heavy wet snow” begin to form and fall. Thundersnow” is related to the chemical nucleation of warmer convective rain bands that would not have produced frozen precipitation without the artificial/chemical nucleation process. Those that don’t believe jet aircraft are spraying in our skies, (as part of the ongoing global climate engineering programs) have simply not objectively investigated. Though the western powers continue to completely deny the ongoing climate engineering, China has openly admitted to engineering snowstorms in the past, though they have since also gone covert with their operations.
The low pressure center and moisture feed for “winter storm Jonas” (shown in the map below) is feeding directly off of record warm oceans. The Weather Channel actors that masquerade as meteorologists are having an ever more difficult time covering the tracks of the geeoengineers. Watching them try to explain away the “warm side” of the “winter storm” (complete with thunderstorms and tornados) is troubling. Weather systems are being chemically ice nucleated all over the globe.
As “Jonas” is migrated north toward its target area, the chemically nucleated “ice storm” zones will expand and likely do significant damage as reflected in the graphic below.
The next forecast map below shows “Jonas” hitting home Saturday morning. With the warm flow of moisture coming off the Atlantic the temperatures along the coast are far above freezing. As outlined earlier, there is an “ice storm” transition zone where the chemical nucleation materials are still reaching the ground before freezing. Further into the “winter storm” (as the chemical nucleating materials are sprayed over the precipitation cells), some cooler air accumulates from the chemically reacting materials and thus facilitates the formation of the “heavy wet snow”. The headlines of mass distraction sought by the power structure and the geoengineers are thus achieved. The “snow line” within the engineered winter storms now has little to do with elevation, rather, it is related to a particular side of the “winter storm”(the “warm” or the “cold” side). A word of caution about the chemically nucleated frozen precipitation, don’t eat it. Main stream media sources have already sent out a warning against eating the snow, though they won’t admit to the most significant source of contamination in the snow, climate engineering fallout.
What is the final result of this massive climate engineering effort? The most populated urban centers of the most populated zones in the country are hit the hardest with the completely engineered winter weather. The desired headlines are thus created, maximum public distraction and political impact is achieved. Conveniently, Washington DC and Baltimore are at the center of the “Jonas” bullseye.
What is the latest and most compelling update on the actual overall state of the global climate? The just released 30 second animation below is a stark and shocking glimpse of a reality that much of the public still does not know, understand, or believe.
While the climate engineers manufacture weather in major US population centers, the Arctic continues into meltdown. The “departure from normal high temperature” graphic below clearly shows the far above average Arctic temperatures. Temperatures at the North Pole have recently been above the freezing mark even in the middle of winter . Where is the mainstream media coverage of this?
How long will “snow storm Jonas” remain in the Northeast? Likely not for long as the NOAA extended forecast below clearly illustrates (unless, of course, the climate engineers decide to again alter the “scheduled” weather). Each color shade represents a 2-3 degree increase in temperatures above the range of “normal”. The engineered cool-downs in the US East are losing ground as the planetary warming continues to accelerate.
From collapsing economies to the imploding climate system, those in power will continue to use every weapon at their disposal to hide the severity and immediacy of what is unfolding until the last possible moment. All the while they are rapidly preparing for what is coming. Every day that climate engineering continues, an already horrific global warming scenario is made far worse. Geoengineering/solar radiation management is not a cure, rather, it is a curse that is even worse than the crisis it claims to mitigate. Our task is to beat the global criminal cabal to the intersection. We must fully expose the climate engineering assault and stop geoengineering before those in power are prepared for this to happen.
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There is yet one major wildcard in the chessboard of unfolding circumstances and converging catastrophes, that is the population of the US. If Americans could be awakened to the sea of criminality and deception that is so rapidly surrounding us all, the outcome of the paradigm could yet be altered for the better (though our challenges have only just begun at best). As the global economic collapse continues (fueled by the imploding biosphere), the US will soon find itself at the center of the storm. The further the curtain is pulled back, the more Americans will begin to realize that crimes like the poisoning of the water in Flint, Michigan, and the Southern California gas leak disaster, are only a small sample of what has been going on behind the scenes all along.
The global elite are more desperate than ever, “Winter Storm Jonas” is a stellar example of their desperation. Climate engineering/weather warfare is being pushed to ever more disastrous levels all over the world. The entire climate system is unraveling due to MANY causal factors, which is imperative to remember. This being said, geoengineering programs are like a bucket of gas that is being heaped on a fire that is already burning dangerously. Overall global land and ocean temperatures are in record high uncharted territory and constantly shattering records. The mass die-off of wildlife will continue to accelerate with new examples coming to light constantly. The very foundations of industrialized/militarized society are crumbling, empires are floundering and preparing for inevitable conflict.
Each of us, all of us, are going to sink or swim together. We are free falling into the most critical era in the history of the human race. Our daily actions and priorities (or lack of them) will determine our collective fate and future. Make your voice heard in the critical battle to expose and halt the global climate engineering insanity, every day counts.
The unusually cold winter of Massachusetts produced an incredible phenomenon 100 miles southeast of Boston on the island of Nantucket recently: frozen waves, or, as some are describing them, Slurpee waves.
Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh had just finished a photo shoot when he decided to check out the beach, since they surf there in the winter.
He told GrindTV that the horizon had an eerie look to it, and upon closer inspection he discovered something very unusual.
“When I got to the top of the dunes, I could see that about 300 yards out from the shoreline the ocean was starting to freeze,” he told Shutterbug.com.
Waves were turning to slush, so Nimerfroh started taking photos of the Slurpee waves and the images started going viral Thursday.
The high temperature of the day was 19 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind was howling from the southwest, which would typically make rough or choppy conditions not good for surfing, Nimerfroh explained to Shutterbug.com.
“But since the surface of the sea was frozen slush, the wind did not change the shape,” he said. “They were perfect dreamy slush waves.
“What an experience to be absolutely freezing on the beach watching these roll in while I mind-surfed them. I wonder if a shaper can make me a special-designed slurfboard?”
The next day, Nimerfroh went back to see if the waves had melted and discovered another oddity: The same 300-yard stretch out into the ocean was frozen on the surface. It was 10 inches thick.
“No waves at all,” he told Shutterbug.com. “I’ve been asking all the fishermen and surfers if they have ever seen such a thing. This is a first, they all said.”
It fits in quite nicely to the Massachusetts winter of firsts, then.
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Compilation of multiple reports of deadly tornadoes, floods, blizzard across US South, Central, Midwest.
CBS, NBC reports.
Music “Mozart – Laudate Dominum”
Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano spews gas… http://youtube.com/watch?v=Bv1drts_GG…
Amazing Etna Eruption 4 December 2015 … http://youtube.com/watch?v=-ZxzTYboZS4
CRHOY – Volcán Turrialba – 30 de octubre 2015 – http://youtube.com/watch?v=sg3ubYf0Fxc
Volcán de Colima. 4 espectaculares explosiones http://youtube.com/watch?v=TPTiuNkFozI
Storm Desmond leaves floods of destruction in http://youtube.com/watch?v=zk34jTq4iVI
Storm Desmond hits Holland http://youtube.com/watch?v=A-Bg-xOAetE
Canadian County, Oklahoma Ice Storm http://youtube.com/watch?v=NALQgiGSdYc
Must watch Flood in Tamilnadu http://youtube.com/watch?v=g6bRppBF33Y
Global shake movie http://global.shakemovie.princeton.edu/
A week of unprecedented volcano activity http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/v…
Storm Desmond causing devastation in northern England and the rest of the UK http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/s…
Hydrogen Sulfide Killing Millions of Fish in the Ancol area of Jakarta Indonesia http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/h…
Yet another massive fishkill in Long Island http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/y…
Thanksgiving Hell: Floods and Storms Leave 14 Dead in Texas and Kansas http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/t…
16 major quakes in November http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/1…
A 2,700-year-old piece of clay inscribed with seal of the biblical King Hezekiah http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/a…
Hundreds more dead whales found in Chile! http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/h…
A Mag 7.1 – Southeast Indian Ridge http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/a…
El Nino thought responsible for the heaviest rainfall in more than 100 http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/e…
Ecological ‘disaster’ after tanker spills oil onto Sakhalin shore http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/e…
Southern Hemisphere misery: Temperatures of more than 45 degrees Celcius http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/s…
A”horror story” emerging! Chinese and Danish academics discover that superbugs have breached the last line of antibiotic defences http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/a…
Wild and wintry weather is sweeping across Australia overnight, bringing chilly temperatures, lightning storms, frosty winds and even snow.
As temperatures plummet to its lowest in 15 years, Sydney awoke to a cityscape engulfed in thick fog on Saturday morning, which saw the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge disappeared into the thick blanket of fog.
The strong cold front from the Antarctic has continued to drift through the southern and eastern coast of Australia with temperatures dropping three to seven degrees below average for five days running – the coldest spell some states have experienced in five years.
Temperatures in Brisbane are set to dip up to five degrees below the July average and snow flakes are expected to cover Eukey near the NSW border.
By Sunday morning, temperatures in Melbourne are expected to drop five degrees, with forecasters projecting the city will be the second coldest capital in the country after Canberra. Possible snow in some of Melbourne’s outer suburbs is expected with forecast to fall down to 500 metres in alpine areas.
People have been warned to batten down the hatches ahead of the worst of the storms overnight as the effects of the icy blast will be felt from Sunday and temperatures are expected to remain chilly until Friday.
It also advised people to move cars undercover, put away or secure loose items at home and be aware of falling trees and power lines.
The freezing front began to roll across the country on Friday afternoon, delivering conditions not seen in 15 years, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Temperatures are expected to fall to zero or below across large parts of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, with bitterly cold winds and hail also forecast. Snow is predicted to reach as far north as Queensland, after already falling across Victoria, South Australia and NSW.
Adelaide is likely to spend most of the weekend in single figures, with a high of 12 predicted. However, elsewhere in South Australia it won’t top 8 degrees until the cold snap passes.
Tasmania looks set to cop the worst of the storms, with temperatures unlikely to rise above 15 degrees across the state, while some of the coldest Mount Wellington residents can look forward to minimums of -2.
Western Australia and the Northern Territory will likely escape most of the storms, however slightly cooler temperatures than usual are forecast.
‘We’re expecting temperatures will plummet, winds will be fresh to strong, and snow will fall down to low elevations,’ Bureau of Meteorology NSW Regional Director Barry Hanstrum said.
‘This weather system could benefit snow enthusiasts with more snowfall expected in the Alps well into next week,’ Mr Hanstrum said.
Snow is forecast to fall as low as 600 metres, according to Weatherzone.
‘These showers will at times and in some places contain small hail and combining with the bitterly cold and strong winds will add to an already exceptional chill, making the actual temperature feel as much as five degrees colder,’ Weatherzone said.
Forecasts predict snow could still be falling on the east coast on Monday, with the cold front expected to linger for up to a week.
The extreme condition are caused by a massive cold front combining with cold winds.
Fire authorities are also warning people to be careful when using heaters during the extended cold snap, and are bracing for a spike in the number of call-outs received this weekend.
NSW Fire and Rescue is urging residents to check their smoke alarms and avoid bringing in outdoor heating equipment inside the home.
‘We are seeing people use home-made heaters, such as terracotta pots bolted together and placed on top of butane gas cookers, indoors,’ Chief Superintendent Chris Lewis said, according to SBS.
‘These types of make-shift heating devices not only put you at great risk of carbon monoxide poisoning but also starting a fire in your home.’
YES!! Shasta County Supervisors demand an investigation after expert scientific testimony from Dane Wiggington, airline pilots, doctors, biologists, attorneys and others that chemtrails threaten the entire web of life on the planet. This hearing topples the first domino for more hearings and investigations. The domino’s are falling everywhere lately…interesting times indeed 🙂
On July 15th, 2014, citizens from Northern California rallied to create the largest attendance ever at the Shasta County Supervisors chambers (400+, chairman Les Baugh confirmed this attendance record at the start of the meeting). The primary purpose of this meeting was to present information that proves there is a very dire heavy metal contamination and UV radiation issue across the Shasta County region (and the world). A list of 10 experts presented data to the board to confirm the legitimacy of the concerns being addressed. At the end of the presentation, the board voted unanimously to investigate the heavy metal contamination and passed resolutions accordingly. The video below documents the events of this landmark day in the fight to expose the crime of global geoengineering, all experts are identified with labels in the video (the new edited, condensed version).
Note: Sending “warm, loving thoughts and prayers” from Kauai to everyone hunkering down in frigid temperatures, and buried in snow. Much love and Aloha!
Amazing footage of Niagara Falls partially frozen as a result of freezing temperatures in northern US and Canada this week.
The video, captured at Horseshoe Falls, Ontario on Sunday evening Feb 15, 2015; shows a large section of the iconic waterfall covered in thick ice and snow.
Also chunks of ice seen floating around in the Canadian side of the falls.
By Susan Duclos
The Inuits are indigenus people that inhabit the arctic regions of Canada, the United States and Greenland and throughout history their very lives have been dependent on being able to correctly forecast weather…. and they are warning NASA and the world that global warming isn’t the cause of what we are seeing with extreme weather, earthquakes and other events.
The earth has shifted, tilted or as they put it, “wobbled” to the north and they all agree “Their sky has changed!”
The elders maintain the Sun doesn’t rise were it used too, they have longer day light to hunt and the Sun is higher than it used to be and warms up quicker than before. The elders who were interviewed across the north all said the same thing, their sky has changed.
The stars the Sun and the Moon have all changed affecting the temperature, even affecting the way the wind blows, it is becoming increasingly hard to predict the weather, something that is a must on the Arctic.
The elders all agree, they believe the Earth has shifted, wobbled or tilted to the North.
In the first video below I go over an article over at The Big Wobble Almanac and in the videos following that, we see some of the extreme weather events being attributed to this “wobble.”
In the article it states that NASA scientists and experts are “worried” by the information the Inuit Elders are providing for them.
As the polar vortex gets displaced to the south, the door will open for arctic air to plunge over the most of the United States as the new week progresses.
Only the Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska and South Florida will escape the grip of the upcoming arctic blast that the polar vortex can be blamed for.
“The polar vortex is a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region,” stated AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
“Occasionally, this pocket of very cold air can get dislodged farther south than normal, leading to cold outbreaks in Canada and the U.S.”
For this current outbreak, the harshest cold in relation to normal will encompass the northern Rockies and Plains. However, temperatures will also plummet throughout the Northwest and to the Gulf Coast and I-95 corridor.
The arctic blast will drop into the northern Rockies on Monday, accompanied by a snowstorm on its leading edge, then will spread across the Northwest and Plains through Wednesday.
Later in the week is when the cold will reach the I-95 corridor, but it will not be of the same magnitude as earlier in the week.
Many communities across the northern Rockies and Plains will experience a 20- to 40-degree drop in high temperatures from one day to the next.
Tuesday and Wednesday will prove to be the coldest days of the week across the northern Rockies and northern High Plains, where highs will be held to the teens with subzero lows.
“The combination of cold air, wind and other conditions, including snow in part of the Midwest and northern Plains, will send AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures plunging into the single digits and teens.”
“Such cold will raise the risk of hypothermia and frostbite for those not properly dressed,” Sosnowski continued.
Across the Northwest, South and I-95 corridor, the arrival of the cold air will create a December-like feel with a 10- to 20-degree change in high temperatures from the preceding day.
While the chill in the South and East will not be as extreme as what communities to the west are bracing for, Sosnowski is still urging people to winterize their vehicles and plumbing.
“Freezing temperatures are possible in parts of the South and East that have not yet had such temperatures this season.”
Once the frigid air arrives, it will not be quick to depart.
Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for nearly two weeks in the Upper Midwest, Minneapolis included.
The impending cold may set off lake-effect snow downwind of the Great Lakes later next week, when AccuWeather.com meteorologists are also monitoring the potential for a storm to bring snow to other parts of the Northeast.
Latest indications also point toward another winter storm crossing the nation next Thursday to the following Monday. With the cold air still in place, there could be a swath of snow stretching from the Northwest to the central Plains to the Northeast.
Enough cold air could even be in place for wintry weather around Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.
Continue to check back with AccuWeather.com for the latest details on the cold outbreak and any snowstorms.
On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.
Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary from the International Press Association. It has won over 30 awards at festivals worldwide. Still playing in theaters worldwide.
“CHASING ICE” is NOMINATED for an Academy Award: Best Original Song
“Before My Time” by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell.
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This series does not mean the world is ending! These are documentaries of series of extreme weather events that are leading to bigger earth changes. If you are following the series, than you are seeing the signs.
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The worst blizzard in recorded history of South Dakota just swept through the state. Tens of thousands of cattle are predicted dead and the much of the state is still without power. The Rapid City Journal reports, ”Tens of thousands of cattle lie dead across South Dakota on Monday following a blizzard that could become one of the most costly in the history of the state’s agriculture industry.”
The only reason I know this is because my parent’s ranch, the setting for Meadowlark, lies in the storm’s epicenter. Mom texted me after the storm. “No electricity. Saving power on phone. It’s really, really bad….” She turned on her phone to call me later that day. “There are no words to describe the devastation and loss. Everywhere we look there are dead cattle. I’ve never seen so many dead cattle. Nobody can remember anything like this.” Author of several books and infinite numbers of articles, Mom said, “I can’t imagine writing about this. I’m not going to take photos. These deaths are too gruesome. Nobody wants to see this.”
I searched the national news for more information. Nothing. Not a single report on any of major news sources that I found. Not CNN, not the NY Times, not MSNBC. I thought, Well, it is early and the state remains without power and encased in snow, perhaps tomorrow. So I checked again the next day. Nothing. It has now been four days and no national news coverage.
Meanwhile, ranchers on the plains have been dealt a crippling blow the likes that has not been experienced in living memory. The Rapid City Journal continues, ”Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, said most ranchers she had spoken to were reporting that 20 to 50 percent of their herds had been killed. While South Dakota ranchers are no strangers to blizzards, what made Friday’s storm so damaging was how early it arrived in the season. Christen said cattle hadn’t yet grown their winter coats to insulate them from freezing wind and snow. In addition, Christen said, during the cold months, ranchers tend to move their cattle to pastures that have more trees and gullies to protect them from storms. Because Friday’s storm arrived so early in the year, most ranchers were still grazing their herds on summer pasture, which tend to be more exposed and located farther away from ranch homes.”
In addition to the financial loss, when a rancher loses an animal, it is a loss of years, decades, and often generations within families, of building the genetics of a herd. Each rancher’s herd is as individual and unique as a fingerprint. It is not a simple as going out to buy another cow. Each cow in a herd is the result of years of careful breeding, in the hopes of creating a herd reflective of market desirability, as well as professional tastes of the rancher. Cattle deaths of this magnitude for ranchers is the equivalent of an investment banker’s entire portfolio suddenly gone. In an instant, the decades of investment forever disappear. It is to start over again, to rebuild, over years and years.
Cattle have a very real money amount that ranchers and their families depend upon. This is also true of acreage and the size of a herd. This why you never, ever ask a rancher, “How big is your ranch?” or “How many cattle do you have?” These are the equivalents of, “So, how about you tell me the amount of money in your bank account?” With these losses, it is up to the rancher to divulge, or not, the number of head lost. It is not polite to ask, again the equivalent of asking, “So, how much money just evaporated from your bank account?” People outside of the ranching world often ask these questions with the best of intentions. They have no idea how these questions are experienced by the rancher.
People have asked me, “What can we say then?” On this occasion, a heartfelt, “I’m sorry for your loss,” goes a long, long way.
Here are two excellent pieces, written by local newspapers, on the loss and devastation to the living landscape:
Tens of Thousands of Cattle Killed in Friday’s Blizzard, Ranchers Say The Rapid City Journal
October Blizzard Taking Toll on Livestock, Ranch Radio KBHB
To ranch is not a job, it is a life. In Meadowlark, which takes place on my parent’s ranch, the main character, Grace, studies the economic situation of the ranch, “By lamplight, Grace pored over the columns of numbers that represented the ranch. The sound of the pencil against the paper rose from the page and drifted into the corners of the room. She studied rows and numbers, written and erased, then written and erased again…This was all this ranch was to the bank: Expenses and income—the quantities of the former far outnumbering those of the later.
Nowhere was there space for the things that represented the ranch’s true value. Headings such as Life, Hope, Dreams, and God-It’s-All-We’ve-Got did not exist. Nor was there room for Memories, Legacy, and Blood-and-Sweat. No item reflected the scent of the prairie grass after a summer rain. No place for the times Grace had rocked James and prayed that the land would sustain him through a lifetime. “
The prairie is a place of extremes, where the weather and land always take primacy, because they must. In Meadowlark, Grace writes in her journal, “The beauty. The bitterness. Not a land of mediocrity but of stunning beauty and brute force.”
The prairie experienced a summer of beauty, with rain we hadn’t seen in years. The prairie was lush with grass and cattle fat and glossy in the pastures. Now, we experience the brute force of the prairie, with tens of thousands of cattle dead and ranching families and communities left reeling. All of this death and destruction from The Blizzard that Never Was.
Mom just wrote, “As the days warm, more and more carcasses are exposed. So many have lost so much.”
I invite you to lift prayers and light to the people and animals of this region. When I told Mom there were so many people sending love, she said, “We feel it. It helps.”
If you’d like to leave your words of encouragement and prayers in the Comments section if this piece, I will make sure they get to those who most need to hear them now.
With the month of July ending I decided to upload this video in dramatic fashion for the last one of this eventful month. Please feel free to download and share this series if you like them, just remember to leave credit. Also check out the new channel by 2011message called 2013message to continue following his series 2013 Is Strange, find it here http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnf7M…
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Week 2 (re-run 🙂
May 20, 2013 – ALASKA – 232 days – it took over 30 years for Anchorage to set a new record for the longest snow season on record. The National Weather Service measured 2/10ths of an inch just after 9 p.m. Friday and 1/10th Saturday morning – breaking the old record of 230 days set in 1981-1982. Anchorage police responded to 22 crashes, 4 with injuries and 37 vehicles in distress between midnight and noon Saturday. Police say roads were wet and not icy midday and “motorists should use caution if the temperatures drop below freezing. Other parts of the city had much higher amounts of snow, however official measurements must be consistent and observed at the Sand Lake forecast office. The recent snowfall also broke the daily record for liquid precipitation, lowest maximum temperature for May 17, and a host of other records. NWS says Saturday evening’s forecast calls for “mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers in the evening…then partly cloudy after midnight – lows in the upper teens to mid 20s and north wind to 15 mph.” For Sunday, the forecast will be mostly sunny, highs in the 40s, and light winds, according to NWS. –NBC
Published on May 7, 2013
Over the past year the world has experienced unprecedented and bizarre weather phenomena – from record breaking heat and cold to increasing earthquake activity worldwide. It’s not just global warming, but rather, a system wide surge of strange weather activity.
This video compiles extreme earth changes and weather events, with footage including meteors entering the atmosphere, sinkholes opening up worldwide, the discovery of dark lightning, increasing volcano activity, and a uniquely unusual UFO sighting in Ireland.
While this video does NOT imply extreme weather is a result of human activity – it does suggest that climate change is real and occurring all around us. Whatever the source, one may ask – will extreme weather define our world’s history for decades to come?
Wow! Gaia is really wreaking havoc, what’s really incredible is considering the massive flooding, a dam breaking, the large earthquakes and volcanic activity taking place in some of the poorest parts of the world, “relatively” few lives appear to have been lost.
Naturally my prayers go out to all the families have who lost loved ones, but when you take a look at the sheer volume of destruction in some places, IMO the death toll could’ve been considerably higher. For instance, tornado’s in Italy are rare, people there likely haven’t been taught how to take cover and stay safe in tornadic conditions; in addition, there weren’t any sirens to forewarn people in the tornado’s path either.
Earths management team has a good handle on assisting Gaia and her children through the shift with with as little loss of life as possible. Fortunately, we’re a resilient race and can be quite resourceful when faced with crisis, and lucky survivors when confronting danger. There’s no reason for fear, we’re always right where we’re supposed to be…
Also, I think it was in the second video that a helicopter cameraman catches footage of Saturn’s rings from his camera!! Very cool..
Here’s the last three weeks of “Signs of Change”…
Published on May 8, 2013
The weather all around this planet has gone crazy this week!
Floods, wildfires, dead fish, meteors, record breaking snow storms and so much more has taking place the past week or so. Thanks for watching here and stay safe!
Audio Network – Solar Eclipse
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Published on May 1, 2013
Signs Of Change, April 2013 Part 4
Floods, earthquakes, meteorites crashing into houses and more has taking place the past week or so.
If you think that I’ve missed a few events you’re right. With summer getting close I don’t have the time to do alot of research. I might change this series to every two week soon so I can keep giving you some great videos with lots of info and events. I’ll keep you guys posted on that. Thanks for watching here and stay safe!
Vlado Hudec — Revelations
Published on Apr 23, 2013
Signs Of Change, April 2013 Part 3
Powerful eartquakes, sandstorms, major flooding and fireballs falling from the sky has taking place the past week or so..
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