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Durango Reported At Least Nine Degrees Celsius ! http://newish.info/207709-durango-reported-at-least-nine-degrees-celsius
The Awkward Moment When Your Idiot Neighbor Reports You to Animal Control -____-
So I’m assuming it was our wonderful new neighbors across the street who reported us to animal control for leaving Jedha outside on his bed all day in the cold -___-…umm yeahhh, he has super thick fur, his own comforter, cries if I don’t let him out & we are in the process of building him a fully insulated dog house with a window for him to look out…perchance get some facts before you make assumptions about people mmkay?
BP Literally Covers Oil on the Beach with Sand
By Diane Castle, Author of Black Oil, Red Blood
The tar balls that washed up all across the Gulf Coast post Hurricane Lee are confirmed matches for the Louisiana crude that spewed from the ocean floor after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. What’s more, a study by Auburn University revealed this week that the the oil has barely degraded over the course of the last year. Instead of cleaning it up, however, some counties are opting to simply bury the evidence. Literally. Charles Taylor of Bay Saint Louis Beach, Mississippi has been documenting an oil slick which washed up on the beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Lee. A sharp petroleum smell and the presence of an obvious rainbow sheen are clear indicators that the substance on the beach is actually oil.Have a look: This is Clearly Oil
Photograph by Charles Taylor Cover-Up as Clean-Up
Rather than actually clean the substance from the beach, Hancock County has instead chosen to just cover it over with sand. What’s more, the county refuses to admit the substance is actually oil, claiming instead that it’s simply an algal bloom. See the cover-up in action here:
Video by Charles TaylorHow to Tell the Difference Between an Oil Slick and an Algal Bloom
According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “If you see a thin film that is rainbow-colored, you’re looking at oil.” Other than that, “the most reliable difference is odor. Oil slicks nearly always have a characteristic petroleum smell. Algal blooms may have a strong smell as well, but the smell is distinctly different from that of petroleum.”Why would Hancock County Insist the Oily Substance is Only Algae?
Despite the obvious rainbow sheen visible in Taylor’s video, Hancock County insists the oily substance is simply algae. Tayor is not so sure and has collected samples for independent testing. Stay tuned to this blog for the results. In the meantime, let’s all remember who is running the show in Hancock County:
Photograph by Charles Taylor
Woman Smoking Near Oxygen Tank
An early-morning fire ignited by a 74-year-old Palm Bay woman smoking cigarettes next to an oxygen tank left her and her son homeless, fire investigators reported.
The fire was reported about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday and engulfed a 1,700-square-foot home in the 400 block of Wells Avenue in southwest Palm Bay. No injuries were reported.
The home was destroyed, Palm Bay Fire Marshal Mike Couture said.
“Smoking near an oxygen tank can cause a fire very easily and quickly ignite, because the room becomes oxygen-enriched,” Couture said.
Smoke, fire and water damage in the wood-framed home caused an estimated $85,000 in damage, fire investigators reported.
Palm Bay Fire Rescue crews found flames racing through the bedroom and kitchen as 46-year-old Robert Reynolds stood outside with his mother.
“(Reynolds) told investigators that he heard a loud pop coming from his mother’s room and went to go see what it was,” said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department.
Reynolds went inside the bedroom and saw the bed on fire.
After removing his mother, Reynolds grabbed the burning mattress and took it outside in an effort to put out the flames but saw the fire spreading through the house.
The mother, whose name was not released, was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne as a precaution.
“She told me that she was just lying in the bed and said that one minute she was smoking cigarettes a discount cigarette online and the next minute she heard a ‘poof,’ ” Couture said. “She told me, ‘I won’t do that again.’ “
The American Red Cross was contacted to help the family find a temporary place to stay.