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The New Rate Is 4.50%

Federal Reserve Announced It Is Cutting Fed Funds Rate From 4.75 to 4.50 Percent.

DJIA prior to the announcement was up over 70 Points.

5.6 Near Alum Rock, CA!

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Alum Rock, CA Earthquake Mover Mike

Another Batch In BC on 10-30-07

Live webcorder of Prince George, BC site.

Date Time Lat. Long. Depth Mag. Felt? Region

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2007/10/31 10:33:57 52.86N 124.06W 28.8 1.6ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/31 06:17:34 52.88N 124.07W 29.2 1.0ML 145 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/31 04:39:22 52.87N 124.09W 29.8 1.8ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 21:19:48 52.86N 124.06W 28.4 1.4ML 145 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 20:13:52 52.86N 124.06W 28.6 1.3ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 18:47:40 52.86N 124.06W 29.1 1.3ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 18:40:23 52.84N 124.08W 28.8 1.0ML 148 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 18:17:05 52.86N 124.07W 29.3 1.0ML 147 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 18:14:32 52.85N 124.06W 28.7 0.9ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 18:12:15 52.86N 123.94W 30.0 1.4ML 141 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 17:39:09 52.86N 124.08W 29.6 0.9ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 17:34:33 52.86N 124.06W 29.1 1.2ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 16:52:20 52.87N 123.98W 29.2 1.5ML 142 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 15:49:20 52.86N 124.05W 29.5 1.5ML 145 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 15:12:20 52.87N 124.00W 30.1 1.3ML 143 km SW of Prince George,BC

Here’s where we left off at 14:18:19:

2007/10/30 14:18:19 52.86N 124.07W 29.0 1.3ML 147 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 13:44:39 52.87N 124.03W 29.5 0.8ML 144 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 13:43:34 52.86N 124.06W 28.7 1.2ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 13:16:17 52.86N 124.06W 30.1 1.2ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 13:06:53 52.86N 124.08W 29.0 1.1ML 147 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 12:45:46 52.86N 124.07W 28.6 1.0ML 146 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 12:13:36 52.86N 124.08W 28.5 1.0ML 147 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 08:02:00 52.86N 124.05W 29.0 0.9ML 145 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 06:34:47 52.86N 124.05W 29.7 1.0ML 145 km SW of Prince George,BC

2007/10/30 06:26:35 52.86N 124.05W 28.5 1.4ML 145 km SW of Prince George,BC

Prince George, BC Earthquake Mover Mike

Update:


Doggeral Plays

I have discovered even third graders can be art critics.

You may recall that the Hollyrood third graders and I wait for the older kids at Fernwood. We may sit there 10 to 15 minutes, so to pass the time, I wrote some poetry for them and they howled with laughter. You can read my first two poems at “More Mike!”

Last week I came up with my third poem. This was the way I originally wrote it:

Carson

Carson’s a girl who rides on the bus
From Hollyrood to home.
Either dad takes her from us
in his coat and his tie
or Grandmas meets her
while eating her pie.

You can see how I reached for that last line. The kids chuckled mildly. How quickly they turned on me!

So I revised the poem, my confidence shattered, and tried again:

Carson

Carson’s a girl who rides on the bus
From Hollyrood to home.
Either dad takes her from us
in his coat and his tie
or Grandmas meets her
while eating pooberry pie.

Well, I gotta tell you. I was back. The kids rocketed off the walls with laughter. I Learned something. A good third grade poem has to have rhythm, rhyme and some possible “poo”.

Today I tried again with this one:

Paul & Sylvia

My two backseat drivers are Paul & Sylvia
They came to the U.S. from Brazil-via
the Mexican border.
They speak Portuguese, not Spanish or Latin
English is used when they fatten a toad-or
a Moose.

It’s doggeral, I know.
The kids love it, though,
and it helps pass the time.
Next time I’ll try some Shel Silverstein.

I miss Shel Silverstein

Poetry Hollyrood Kids Mover Mike

Prineville – Maupin Quakes

UPDATE:

map 1.2 2007/10/31 13:52:04 45.123N 120.925W 14.9 14 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

map 2.9 2007/10/30 16:14:47 44.346N 121.006W 0.0 14 km ( 8 mi) WNW of Prineville, OR – just south of the National grassland and just north of the crooked river

map 2.2 2007/10/29 20:10:51 45.123N 120.936W 18.2 13 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

map 1.1 2007/10/29 19:03:50 45.125N 120.928W 15.2 13 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

Maupin Earthquake Mover Mike

Update:


Rising Levels of CO2, So?

So, here’s a question. I will grant based on research from Mauna Loa and the South Pole that CO2 levels are rising. In fact,

Precise measurements of atmospheric CO2 at the South Pole have been obtained by Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) researchers since 1957. This record is based primarily on biweekly flask sampling. The SIO CO2 record from the South Pole shows that annual-fitted averages of atmospheric CO2 concentrations rose from 314.78 ppmv in 1958 to 374.61 ppmv in 2004. This represents an average annual increase of 1.3 ppmv per year.

The Mauna Loa record shows a 19.4% increase in the mean annual concentration, from 315.98 parts per million by volume (ppmv) of dry air in 1959 to 377.38 ppmv in 2004. The 1997-1998 increase in the annual growth rate of 2.87 ppmv represets the largest single yearly jump since the Mauna Loa record began in 1958. This represents an average annual increase of 1.4 ppmv per year. This is smaller than the average annual increase at the other stations because of the longer record and inclusion of earlier (smaller) annual increases.

I have included the information so we know that Mauna Loa is not a fluke, like some have suggested, measuring CO2 from the top of an active volcano. This is the famous chart we have all seen from Mauna Loa research:

and this chart incorporates the Mauna Loa data and goes back to 1820:

Now notice around 1940 and 1820, CO2 levels rose sharply, just as today. We are currently at approximately 380 PPM, 1940 it looks like about 425 PPM and about the same for 1820. And there was a rapid rise to the high level, again just like today. The advocates of global warming look at the Mauna Loa numbers and see only bad news. How is today unlike 1940 and 1820? Also, please explain to me why Oregon had some of the worst winters in my lifetime in the 1940s when CO2 was so high? Can we infer from this brief history that high CO2 levels will again lead to bad winters? Someone help me out! What’s different this time?

Rising CO2 Levels Global Warming Mover Mike

The Picture Says It All!

Just in case you missed the significense,

Unless a dramatic and perhaps historical flurry of activity occurs in the next 9 weeks, 2007 will rank as a historically inactive TC year for the Northern Hemisphere as a whole. During the past 30 years, only 1977, 1981, and 1983 have had less activity to date (January-TODAY, Accumulated Cyclone Energy).

That peak in 1992 and the downward trend since sure doesn’t square with all the, sharp intake of breath, global warming hoaxsters.

Global Warming Hurricanes Mover Mike

Two Four Oregon Quakes

UPDATE 10-29-07: map 1.4 2007/10/29 03:51:34 45.115N 120.918W 17.2 14 km ( 9 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

UPDATE 10-28-07: WOW! That’s the biggest in ahile:

map 2.3 2007/10/28 18:45:39 45.123N 120.942W 18.4 12 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

map 1.0 2007/10/27 01:37:22 45.126N 120.930W 17.0 13 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

map 2.1 2007/10/26 15:36:03 44.261N 123.246W 4.0 6 km ( 4 mi) NW of Junction City, OR

Oregon Earthquake Mover Mike

Update:


The AP has Oregon #4

1. Ohio State (59) 9-0 1,615
2. Boston College (1) 8-0 1,501
3. LSU (3) 7-1 1,478
4. Oregon 7-1 1,417
5. Oklahoma 7-1 1,365
6. Arizona State (2) 8-0 1,310
7. West Virginia 7-1 1,286
8. Kansas 8-0 1,164
9. Missouri 7-1 1,121
10. Georgia 6-2 949

The AP Top 25

Go Ducks! Go Beavers!

Aint that a hoot!

The International Ice Charting Working Group released a report and this great map which shows a shrinking arctic ice cap.

In September 2007, the Arctic sea ice reached the minimum extent – the lowest amount of ice recorded in the area annually – in the history of ice charting based on satellite, aircraft and surface observations, continuing a recent trend of diminishing sea ice that began in the 1980s and has accelerated. While there will still be natural inter-annual variability, the decline is likely to continue,” the statement reads.

Understand, “the history of ice charting began in the 1980S.” Prior to the 1980s, we don’t officially know the history of the ice cap.

Mow, let’s revisit the Arctic Ocean model referred to by Robert H. Essenhigh, he E. G. Bailey Professor of Energy Conversion in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University. He writes

So the model we now have is that if the Arctic Ocean is frozen over…the existing ice cap is not being replenished and must shrink, as it is doing today. As it does so, the Earth can absorb more of the Sun’s radiation and therefore will heat up—global warming—as it is doing today, so long as the Arctic Ocean is closed. When it is warm enough for the ocean to open…then the ice cap can begin to re-form.

As it expands, the ice increasingly reflects the incoming (shorter-wave) radiation from the sun, so that the atmosphere cools at first. But then, the expanding ice cap reduces the radiative (longer-wave) loss from the Earth, acting as an insulator, so that the Earth below cools more slowly and can keep the ocean open as the ice cap expands. This generates “out-of-sync” oscillations between atmosphere and Earth. The Arctic Ocean “trip” behavior at the temperature extremes…was originally estimated at about 500 years, then reduced to 50 years and, most recently, down to 5 years (Calder, N. The Weather Machine; Viking Press: New York, 1974.). So, if the ocean is opening right now, (and it is) we could possibly start to see the temperature reversal under way in about 10 years.

Bottom Line: Instead of being on the edge of extinction from high heat and rising seas, we MAY be on the edge of the ice age predicted by scientists back in the 1970s. Aint that a hoot!

International Ice Charting Working Group Arctic Ocean model Mover Mike

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