Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Off Grid EV Project: Nissan LEAF Leaps ahead/50,000 th LEAF to TX Family |

The #EVrEVolution continues as the 50,000 th LEAF is delivered to TX Family with Free Charging!

"In Texas Nissan & eVgo currently offer a two year “No charge to charge” promotion, which no doubt has helped spur EV sales there, however, that deal still does not match Tesla’s offer of Free EV charging for Life for their new electric cars." -

2013 Nissan LEAF SL Spoiler Solar Panel - MP Off Grid EV Project Page

Nissan LEAF Leaps Ahead Again -

Nissan LEAF #50,000 in USA
Nissan delivers 50,000 of their popular electric cars (the LEAF) in the USA and has delivered more than twice that many globally (115,000).
Back in (April 2010) I said that “This EV really could eventually become known as the “LEAP” (instead of LEAF) because its introduction helps Nissan “leap” ahead of their competitors by completely bypassing the production of a generation of hybrid (electric and petroleum propelled) cars/vehicles, such as Toyota’s popular Prius. This electric car clearly puts Nissan in the lead of helping the transportation industry transition from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles to those operating in a more environmentally responsible manner by using clean, green sustainable energy.”
Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family - Nissan Newsroom

Previous Nissan LEAF sales Milestones include: Reaching 50,000 units in global sales back in

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

RADWatch: 'Potential Imminent Threat' and Nuclear Waste Endangerment for NM/Kitty Litter to blame for Fires at WIPP | CBS/ENENews

#RADWatch: WIPP Nuclear Waste barrel fires attributed to chemical reaction between the 'Kitty Litter' packing material and highly radioactive Nuclear Waste. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, geo-chemist Jim Conca, who worked for both the Los Alamos National Laboratory and #WIPP, says the company in charge of packing the radioactive waste at LANL had switched things up..

Well, things are more widespread than thought, and pose an imminent Nuclear Waste Threat to NM among other areas - 500+ Barrels from SC and Los Alamos:

CBS/Associated Press, May 20, 2014 (Emphasis Added): Potential “imminent” threat from New Mexico nuclear waste, officials say — Los Alamos National Laboratory packed 57 barrels of nuclear waste with a type of kitty litter believed to have caused a radiation leak at the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste dump, posing a potentially “imminent” and “substantial” threat to public health and the environment, New Mexico officials said Monday. [...] two of those containers are known to be at WIPP. It doesn’t say where the rest of the barrels are [...] The lab has taken a series of precautionary measures, the statement said, including packing the drums into special containers and moving them under a dome with a fire protection system. The lab is also monitoring the drums for any rise in temperature.

New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Ryan Flynn, May 20, 2014: “Based on the evidence presented to NMED, the current handling, storage, treatment and transportation of the hazardous nitrate salt bearing waste containers at LANL may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to health or the environment.”
AP, May 20, 2014: New Mexico: 500 barrels of questionable nuke waste [...] packed with the kitty litter suspected of causing a chemical reaction and radiation release at the nation’s underground nuclear waste dump. Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn Tuesday gave the U.S. Department of Energy and the contractor that runs [WIPP] until Friday to detail plans for permanently sealing the underground rooms where more than 300 barrels of the potentially dangerous containers of waste are stored.

**UPDATE: Officials now admit over 500 barrels of nuclear waste at risk of bursting open -- AP: 368 already at WIPP dump -- "New Mexico sees 'imminent' danger" -- State orders WIPP to prevent "health or environmental threat"; Must 'permanently seal' underground storage areas

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dawn of the DoD - Pentagon has Plan for Zombies |

Ari Melber talks to Gordon Lubold about his discovery of a military plan to protect Americans from a #zombie apocalypse. @LastWord

Exclusive: The Pentagon Has a Plan to Stop the #ZombieApocalypse. Seriously.

Everything you need to know about the U.S. military’s defense strategy to protect humanity from the walking dead. 

CONOP 8888 is designed to "establish and maintain a vigilant defensive condition aimed at protecting humankind from zombies," according to the plan's purpose, and, "if necessary, conduct operations that will, if directed, eradicate zombie threats to human safety." Finally, the plan provides guidance to "aid civil authorities in maintaining law and order and restoring basic services during and after a zombie attack." Foreign Policy
The U.S. military has always been the one place in government with a plan, forever in preparation mode and ready to yank a blueprint off the shelf for almost any contingency. Need a response for a Russian nuclear missile launch? Check. Have to rescue a U.S. ambassador kidnapped by drug lords? Yup, check, got that covered. How about a detailed strategy for surviving a zombie apocalypse? As it turns out, check. Incredibly, the Defense Department has a response if zombies attacked and the armed forces had to eradicate flesh-eating walkers in order to "preserve the sanctity of human life" among all the "non-zombie humans."
Buried on the military's secret computer network is an unclassified document, obtained by Foreign Policy, called "CONOP 8888." It's a zombie survival plan, a how-to guide for military
planners trying to isolate the threat from a menu of the undead -- from chicken zombies to vegetarian zombies and even "evil magic zombies" -- and destroy them.
"This plan fulfills fictional contingency planning guidance tasking for U.S. Strategic Command to develop a comprehensive

The works of 'Alien' Artist H.R. Giger (1940-2014) |

A Visionary was lost today...

'Alien' artist H.R. Giger dies at 74

H R Giger, Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer, won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for his design work on the film Alien. He is seen here at the H R Giger Retrospective Exhibition at the Fabrik der Kuenste, Hamburg, Germany, 19 Jan 2012​.
#HRGiger, Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer, won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for his design work on the film Alien. Heis seen here at the H R Giger Retrospective Exhibition at the Fabrik
der Kuenste, Hamburg, Germany, 19 Jan 2012​. (

Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H.R. Giger museum in Gruyeres, western Switzerland, told The AssociatedPress that Giger died in a hospital on Monday.

Giger's works, often showing macabre scenes of humans and machines fused into hellish
hybrids, influenced a generation of movie directors and inspired an enduring fashion for "biomechanical" tattoos.

 "Birth Machine" Sculpture in Gruyères

One of Giger’s most famous paintings is the Birth Machine in 1967. Some
say living on 17 Storchengasse Street, meaning Stork Street, inspired
him to do this work. “My paintings express all kinds of themes and often
my feelings. Most of the time there is no ‘message’ attached to them.
For example, The ‘Birth Machine’ is a slice through of a Walther P38
pistol. You see the barrel, and instead of bullets there are little men
with large glasses. They sit there with a weapon in their hands. This
weapon is a  weapon with a magazine, and in that magazine are more
pistols with magazines. This means that you can go deeper and deeper.
“With this, I wanted to illustrate the enormous population explosion
which is happening. All unpleasant things come from the fact that there
are too many people on this planet.” Said H.R. Giger. - narrativeinart.wordpress
 Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger (/ˈɡɡər/; 5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award

Monday, May 12, 2014

MERS 2nd Confirmed Case in US - Florida | Avian Flu Diary/CDC

Biological Alert

MERS Co-V Update 12.05.2014:

Second Case of #MERS Confirmed in FL - CDC Press Conference Today - 2p EST

[CDC and Florida Department of Health officials are investigating the second case of MERS-CoV infection in the United States. MERS-CoV, a virus relatively new to humans, was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. On May 2, 2014 CDC reported the first case of MERS in the United States.]

#CDC Press Conference Today: 2nd #MERS Case Imported To US - Avian Flu Diary.blogspot

#Coronavirus – Credit CDC PHIL

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The CDC has informed the media that they will hold a press conference at 2pm this afternoon

Monday, May 5, 2014

#JackisBack Tonight - 24: Live Another Day Trailer | Fox #24in12 on tumblr

#JackisBack TONIGHT!!!

24fox: 24: Live Another Day, 12-episode event premieres Tonight on FOX!
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The #24LAD premiere is TONIGHT at 8/7c. RT if you'll do whatever it takes to be there. #24fox

MERS Co-V Coronavirus confirmed case in US - Indiana Man Improving | Sentinel

MERS Co-V Coronavirus Confirmed in Indiana man who recently traveled to Saudi Arabia.

INDIANAPOLIS — A man hospitalized in Indiana with the first U.S. case of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East is improving, state health officials said Saturday.

The Indiana Department of Health said in a statement late Saturday that the patient remains at Community Hospital in Munster in good condition and is "improving each day."

The statement also said that as of Saturday, no other cases of #MiddleEastRespiratorySyndrome, or #MERS, have been identified. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention arrived at the hospital Saturday morning.

The man fell ill with Middle East respiratory syndrome, or #Coronavirus, after flying to the U.S. late last week from Saudi Arabia, where he was a health care worker.

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MERS-CoV outbreak US - Indiana

USAEBN - May 4, 2014 

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been confirmed in a Indiana man, within the last 24 hours. The gentleman had traveled, within the last few days, from Saudi Arabia to Chicago and took a bus to Indiana. This person is a medical professional who was in  the Arabia panincila assisting with the MERS outbreak.

CDC and both the Illinois and Indiana department of health were quick to respond and confidence is high that this incident will not spread beyond this patient. However the CDC will be notifying all those whom came in contact with the gentleman of possible exposure and testing procedures.

#MERS, so far, has a death rate of about 60% and is highly contagious with close contact of the patient. 


MERS lab
The patient recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, where Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, was first reported in 2012. Since then, the CDC has reported 401 cases in 12 countries, including France, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom. Of these, 93 have resulted in death. -

Symptoms of MERS-COV

Not all infected people have symptoms. Some people act as carriers and never get sick from this disease. However the s