Human beings came from another planet, not Earth

We keep studying Human history, looking for the answers to the thousand questions, involving WHO WE ARE. The deeper we delve into these things, more questions insert themselves into our curiosity of OUR ORIGINS. Religion doesn’t answer all of the questions. I don’t believe we are truly any smarter, than were earlier in history. (Knowledge is not the same as Smarts)

We know an impressive amount now, as some history had been recorded for posterity’s sake. As we learn to interpret other writing styles of ancient man, we may finally bring more ” TRUTH ” forward, and answer more of those questions that continually plague us. There will never be a time in Human history, whereby we’ve learned enough to have no questions left to answer.

Theories abound, as to this subject. I figure I could have a ” NICHE ” just on this one post, and have millions of articles posted in no time at all. Maybe I will ©. yes I just copyrighted that epiphany, so you just leave it alone!

Anyway….Here’s one such theory, and raised just as many questions as it might seem to answer. BTW…I certainly don’t know what’s really TRUE, and what’s total bull crap, so if we can all keep an open mind, this is only for entertainment. The poster child of this post does not endorse, nor has any affiliations with ” those responsible for the following theories “.  p.s. I also wanted to include this link, please check out this post https://opherworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/anthropocene-apocalypse-population-explosion-the-biggest-threat-to-humans-and-most-other-life-on-earth/  as it only makes you wonder even more, Thanks Opher for that fine post, to inspire me to bringing everyone this post.  You are great ( inspirational even ).  Sorry, I have to ask you to look at this too.   http://mindfuldigressions.com/2015/03/15/evolution-schmevolution/

geothermal energy

Now is the time to invest in real geothermal energy

Thousands of drilling rigs are idle. Why not put laid-off roustabouts to work drilling for renewable energy?

Hey, if we can drill for oil, we can drill for heat. (Photo: Getty Images, Roustabouts at Spindletop)

In a recent post on ground source heat pumps, I purposely used a photo of a geothermal installation in Iceland to make the point that geothermal energy was a very different thing. Many complained that I obviously didn’t know what I was talking about (“The big clue starts with the picture at the top which is NOT a geothermal heat pump system.”) Well, duh — that was the whole point. Geothermal power is a very different thing and a very important source of renewable energy.
With true geothermal energy systems, the heat of the Earth’s interior is used to make steam, which drives turbines, just like coal or nuclear plants do. This heat is close enough to tap at geologic faults, so the hot spots are along the Pacific rim and Iceland, the geothermal capital of the world. Almost every building in Iceland is heated by hot water, and all the country’s electricity is made using geothermal steam. There is so much of it that there is talk of building a multibillion dollar submarine cable to Scotland. Meanwhile, the United States has 3,500 megawatts of installed geothermal electrical power, about 30 percent of the world’s supply. It could have a lot more.
And thanks to the drop in the price of oil, now might be a good time to drill, baby, drill for geothermal energy. According to Bloomberg, drillers are parking rigs as oil prices collapse and have laid off thousands of workers. According to Reuters, “Oil drilling in the United States will continue to fall in the first half of this year, and could even halve, according to major oil service companies looking to past slowdowns as a guide.”
North of the border in Alberta, Canada’s oil powerhouse, they are trying to put those drills and workers to work on geothermal. According to Corporate Knights, it’s a big opportunity, a silver lining for the geothermal industry. The head of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA), Alison Thompson, is teaching drillers how to adapt oil technology to geothermal drilling.
“These drilling rig operators are selling their services right now at half the price,” said Thompson. “So this is a prime opportunity for us to be more cost-competitive, but to also get out-of-work people back to work.”
Tyler Hamilton of Corporate Knights notes that it’s tough to find drillers when the times are good in the oil patch; that’s where the big money is. However it’s a very different market right now.
“It’s just such a wonderful opportunity to have some cost decreases in our own industry,” Thompson said. “Now, when they find themselves out of work, we’re welcoming them with open arms.”
Tech transfer from the oil industry is actually happening in the geothermal world; Norway’s Statoil is drilling for geothermal in Iceland, and Chevron is a big player in geothermal, although it recently pulled back because, well, nothing is as profitable as oil, or at least wasn’t last year.
geothermal sites in U.S.
Red is hot, hot hot! (Photo: U.S. Energy information agency)
According to an MIT study of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), geothermal energy could change the whole energy picture in America.
Geothermal energy from EGS represents a large, indigenous resource that can provide base-load electric power and heat at a level that can have a major impact on the United States, while incurring minimal environmental impacts. With a reasonable investment in R&D, EGS could provide 100 GWe or more of cost­competitive generating capacity in the next 50 years. Further, EGS provides a secure source of power for the long term that would help protect America against economic instabilities resulting from fuel price fluctuations or supply disruptions.
Stanford economist Paul Romer noted in 2004 that “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” The oil drilling industry and its workers are certainly having a crisis right now. Why not put them to work on the real geothermal energy right now?
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After The Call

(This is just the mind doing its job. No real action happens yet).

Sunday at 6:00 am the phone goes off. Family emergency, do
something! We are free, aside from monetary difficulties, to help. So
let’s get this show on the road. We will drive, airfare and departure
schedules don’t work for us.

What about all of the home projects, unfinished tent-like structures,
the garden, the dogs and cat? Firewood enough for a few weeks,
but winter is almost here! The generators, and rigs that need fixing
before snow, will they just fix themselves?
Don’t panic. Do what you can do, ask someone to help with some of the rest. Figure out what we absolutely need and pack light, don’t get carried away with over-packing, after all, what do you really need with you when you go to a hospital to learn of their condition?

The garden isn’t quite ready for harvest. Still lots of beans, radishes, peas, and squash. The tomatoes aren’t even close to ripe, and the cucumbers are still growing. Should have planted much earlier in the season. The gourds are almost there, and soon the onions will be ready for picking too. The peppers need more time too….

Make sure the fence is solid so the steer don’t help themselves to dinner. Tie down tarps better, move obvious stealable things. Tools, machinery, small carryable things people like to walk away with, the guitar, the old computer, the inverter, all of those little things, stash them all.

The dogs and cat? Memphis, the cat can take care of himself, just leave food out, hopefully he will eat the mice and pack-rats that try to eat his dinner. The dogs? Another can of worms! ( you may find this was posted in the worm category)

The dogs would rather be stuck in a hot small enclosed space with us, than be left behind. The trouble with that is we have to go to California, and those folks are not happy with people who are doing what they have to do. Cruelty to animals, letting them waste away in a small, hot stuffy car. We can’t even think of the cost of boarding them, that just isn’t in the budget we still have to borrow to do this thing.

A neighbor said he would look after the dogs, after all, it’s only going to be a few days, right? There’s plenty of food, two 50 pound bags we bought just the other day. The neighbor will hang out while we leave, and then check on the place daily, and feed water the animals and garden as required. That should cover it. No stone left unturned?

The car? Well it just got back from a 700 mile trip, over the course of 2 days, but it will probably make it just fine. (more worms) Just clean it out, and pack it. Tools in case something breaks, no dogs on this trip, we can put some stuff in the back seat for easy retrieval. What are we forgetting? I guess that should cover it, we’ll see what we really need, or should do after the fact. Wish we had hindsight before we need it!

Why Am I Here?

part 1.
On October 12th of 2014, my eldest son, his wife and their two children were in a horrific car accident. My wife and I got word of that at 6:00 am. It was a Sunday morning. 3 days prior we had gone over the mountains to be in town, to visit with them.

We had a pleasant visit with all of the children. 4 of our kids live 60 miles north of Seattle Washington. (All of the kids are grown, and living their own lives). The youngest is 25 and the eldest is 38. The eldest has a family and lives in the Reno Nevada area.

6 am, bad news. The family is in a hospital in Redding California. We called around to see who could do whatever was needed, and Mrs. Squatch and I got the golden ticket. We live in the hills, basically retired. Since we didn’t have to worry about employer attitudes regarding absences, we packed what we thought we would need and headed for Redding. (More interesting tales, what to do about the place, the dogs, cat, garden, firewood, and more).

Where do I start? The obstacles? I live in a remote area. The big town, the county seat only has a population of 42,763, and it is 50 miles from my place. That’s where the Wal-Mart and McDonald’s is. The airport is one of those that can’t land anything very big,and the next closest bigger airport is 160 miles away. The North Cascade Highway was already closed that late in Oct., and the Seattle terminal was 250 miles away.

The Wenatchee airport does have a connecting flight to Seattle, where I could buy passage to Sacramento Ca. Options? I could drive to Wenatchee and catch a flight to seattle, but not on sunday. Option 2, we can Drive to Seattle and catch a flight to Sac., and rent a car, and drive 240 miles north to Redding.

We went with option 3 that I never mentioned. We decided that we could get there faster if we just drove. ( Here is where I tell you how we actually got outta the mountains, and all of the adventure a 60-year-old guy recognizes).

We arrived in Redding Monday morning, the accident had happened around 2 or 3 am, sunday. My son’s wife, and the youngest of the kids were hurt, but not needing admission to the hospital were discharged. The other two, my son and his daughter were severely injured. Broken and more, and in the I.C.U. ward.

We spent a week in Redding, and there will be tales in the telling on that. Sunday came, and our son was patched up enough to be sent home to heal. Our grand-daughter wouldn’t be released yet, and we wouldn’t be able to stay with her as ” politics”, seem to get in the way of that. ( Here’s where another adventure happens) I can’t stop it here, so I’ll answer the Question….there are too many ways of responding to why am I here.

WE, my wife and I are here in the Reno area helping family. That is one reason. I can’t even number the true answer to that. I guess you will find out more later….in the continuing saga of my journey.

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics]

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Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views). Now you can travel back in time again with our second installment of interesting historical photos. Enjoy!

Charles Duke's Apollo 16 mission Family Photo

During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag.

F4U Corsair crashes

Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. Most likely sometime during WW2 in the Pacific Theater.

Cuban Missile Crisis JFK JBL

John F. Kennedy at NASA’s Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in 1962.

Last photo ever taken of the Titanic

The following photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sunk in April 1912.

Oldest driveable car on Earth

1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet. It was the first car to participate in an automobile race.

First photo of space

This photo was taken in space right after World War II (1946). A team of soldiers and scientists used a German-made V-2 missile equipped with a camera to capture this shot. Making it the first photo in space.

Formal Surrender of Japan in 1945

Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945.

Hitler looking at the 'Gustav' railway gun

Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat, and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.

General George S Pattons dog on the day of his death

George S. Patton‘s Dog, Willie, mourning his best friend on the day of his death.

Goebbels Wedding (Hitler in the back)

Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. Hitler was his best man and can be seen behind him in a trench coat and top hat.

Lt. Custer and his troops in 1862

George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War.

Opening King Tut's Sarcophagus

Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.

RAF pilot getting a haircut between missions

An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.

Manfred von Richthofen and his dog

Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.

Real Samurai

Samurai. ~ 1860 – 1880

SAS team in North Africa, 1943

A team of SAS soldiers in North Africa, 1943.

Soviet Soldiers take a break near Berlin

Soviet soldiers stop for a break in 1945 on the outskirts of Berlin.

Tsar Nicholas and his friend 1899

Tsar Nicholas II goofing around with his friend in 1899.

Disney brothers, wives and mom when they opened the studio

Walt and Roy O. Disney on the day that they opened the Disney studio. Beside them are their wives and mother.

Young and Duke training for Apollo 16

John Young and Charles Duke training for the Apollo 16 mission in the New Mexico desert.

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18 Photos That Will Make You Reconsider Your Existence!

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The human species is great, but its tendency to claim superiority may be its affliction. View these photos and challenge your perspective.

The human race has an affliction of assumed superiority. Apparently with the advent of fire, the Homo erectus brain swelled to a proportion that allowed the capability to learn and develop language, fiddle with technology, and form meaningful relationships with others.

What didn’t happen with this ‘so-called’ jump in evolution, however, was the capability to live from a space of compassion, commune with nature, and respect (or easily perceive) the innate force that ties all together.

While human beings continue to transcend previous levels of innovation, intellect, and comprehension in self and the ‘Spirit’ of life, as a collective their air of superiority still reins supreme.

Which is why we suggest everyone take a good, long look at the photos gathered by diply below and really size up their existence in proportion to the majesty which exists in the rest of the universe.

FIRST, LET’S START OFF WITH YOU.

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AT 30,000 FEET, THIS IS WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE:

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AT 100,000 FEET, THIS IS YOU:

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AND FROM 127,852 FEET (WITH FELIX BAUMGARTNER JUMPING OUT A CAPSULE IN THE STRATOSPHERE), TAKE A GOOD LOOK…

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230,000 MILES AWAY, YOU’RE PRETTY SMALL, RIGHT?

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WOW – IN COMPARISON TO THE SUN, YOU’RE TINY!

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IN THE MILKY WAY GALAXY, EARTH ISN’T EVEN IN THE SCALE PHOTO.

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DON’T FRET. HOW ABOUT SOME MORE CONTRAST?

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THIS IS ROSETTA’S COMET. A PROBE WAS RECENTLY LANDED ON IT, AND THIS IS HOW BIG IT IS IN COMPARISON TO LOS ANGELES:

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TIME FOR A SELFIE! THIS IS EARTH IN SPACE. GORGEOUS, HUH?

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AND IF YOU’RE NOT VISUAL, MATH CAN BREAK IT DOWN:

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LET’S INTRODUCE SOME PERSPECTIVE:

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HUMBLED YET?

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50 MILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY…

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AND FINALLY, THE GRAND SCHEME:

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THIS IS THE MILKY WAY. IT BOASTS OVER A BILLION STARS:

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…BUT WAIT. YOU STILL MATTER.

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Just because the Universe is mighty, doesn’t diminish the importance of a single life or the beauty that exists on plant Earth. We’re just hoping some perspective might introduce some well-needed humility to the human race.

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