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Lightning is generally short and shocking, not long and slow. But a new reportfrom the World Meteorological Organization tracked down the longest lightning bolts, both in terms of time and distance.

The most well-travelled lightning bolt covered a distance of almost 200 miles, streaking across the state of Oklahoma on June 20, 2007.

“The end result reinforces critical safety information regarding lightning, specifically that lightning flashes can travel huge distances from their parent thunderstorms. Our experts’ best advice: when thunder roars, go indoors,” Randall Cerveny, chief Rapporteur of Climate and Weather Extremes for WMO said.

But that long journey took place in a flash. The record for longest-lasting lightning discharge went to a lightning bolt in France on August 30, 2012 that struck continuously for 7.74 seconds.   MORE

Lunar Eclipse - Full Moon on Feast of Trumpets! Very Rare!

September's Full Harvest Moon


Witness the Full Harvest Moon Eclipse TODAY!
Watch as the Moon Moves into Earth’s Shadow.


Today (Friday) at 9:45 AM PDT | 12:45 PM EDT | 16:45 UTC, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is partnering with Slooh to host a broadcast of the Full Harvest Moon—and a Lunar Eclipse!



Learn what causes a Lunar Eclipse and the differences between a Total Lunar Eclipse and this week’s Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Slooh will be teaming up with global feed partners in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Western Australia, where the eclipse is will be visible, to bring viewers the live lunar show from start to finish.


There is Still a Heart in America!

If 50% of America have this kind of heart - GOD WILL LET US HAVE MORE TIME!

Well-wisher raises more than $100,000 for 89-year-old street vendor

Well-wisher Joel Cervantes Macias has raised more than $115,000 to aid Fidencio Sanchez (inset) after seeing the 89-year-old street vendor struggling to push his cart of frozen treats in Chicago (pictured). Macias, a restaurant owner who grew up in Chicago but now lives in Wisconsin, said the sight of Sanchez broke his heart, noting he thought the vendor should be enjoying retirement at his age. He took a photo of Sanchez and posted it to Facebook before buying 20 paletas for $50. After his photo of Sanchez captured the hearts of hundreds, he decided to start a Gofundme page, with the help of a friend, to make life a little easier for Sanchez and his wife, Eladia, who had recently lost their only daughter. They launched the campaign on Friday with the goal of raising just $3,000. But by Sunday evening, they had raised more than $115,000 by donations from more than 5,600 people.

CLAIM: Amelia Earhart 'died a castaway after crashing on a Pacific island'


  • Over 100 radio calls, supposedly from Earhart, were heard 


Record-breaker Amelia Earhart, who vanished in 1937 while attempting a round-the-world voyage, may have died a castaway on a remote Pacific island, an expert said. Earhart, who in 1932 became the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo, vanished while trying to find Howland Island, 1,700 nautical miles southwest of Honolulu. But according to the NY Post, Ric Gillespie of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) says that Earhart's real fate is more chilling: She died a castaway on a different Pacific island.

Vanished: Amelia Earhart disappeared on July 2, 1937, while flying around the world. She had been trying to find Howland Island, near Honolulu, but got lost over the Pacific Ocean
Wings: Earhart was flying this Lockheed Electra when she disappeared. Many believe she and her navigator plunged into the Pacific, but some say she landed on Gardner Island

Earhart was four months into her 29,000-mile trip when she began to run low on fuel while trying to find Howland Island. She and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were last seen on radar on June 2. Then they disappeared. What happened to the pair is a mystery, but Gillespie believes they didn't plunge into the water.

In fact, he says, Earhart and Noonan landed, injured but alive, on Gardner Island, also known as Nikumaroro, around 400 miles southeast of Howland Island.

How does he know?

'People started hearing radio distress calls from the airplane and they were verified,' he told an audience at a talk in North Carolina on August 5.

From July 2 onward he says, more than 100 radio distress calls were made by Earhart and heard by people all over the world, from Texas to Australia.

The BIBLE, Fact Or Fiction?

Is the Bible REALLY the Word of a Supreme Being? Or, as the skeptics and evolutionists say, is it a collection of Hebrew myths, distorted history, poetry and glaring contradictions? Is there any real PROOF that the Bible is the word of God? For if it is not, then hundreds of millions of Christ-professing "Christians" are deluded into believing in myths!


by Garner Ted Armstrong    [printer-friendly]     [pdf format]

image from images0.aystatic.comDoes the Bible contradict itself? Skeptics say yes, many times. Does the Bible present us with wholly impossible scenarios; unbelievable historical accounts, and unscientific claims? Scoffers and doubters say yes. Evolutionists, agnostics, skeptics of every sort are quick to challenge the Bible on many fronts.

A favorite attack against scripture is the age-old question, "Where did Cain get his wife?"

Another is why the fifth commandment says "Thou shalt not Kill," and yet, God commanded the Israelites to kill thousands of their enemies: "Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.

"But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:

"But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee" (Deuteronomy 20:15-17).

"You see?" challenge the scoffers, this "God" you say inspired the Bible says "Thou shalt not kill," and then turns right around and says, "kill them all, even their little babies!"

Several times a year, I receive angry, challenging letters from such doubters, who are trying to convince themselves there is no God, or, if there is, He did not inspire the Bible to be written.

How about you? Are you equipped to answer challenges from those who point out alleged Bible contradictions, or who say the Bible is uninspired?

The Claims Of Scripture Itself.... Read the rest HERE


Village where one in 10 residents live to be 100 says the recipe for success is 'only eating fresh stuff' (and daily sex)

81 villagers out of the 700 living in Acciaroli, Italy, are 100 years old

A village in Italy where more than one in 10 residents reach 100 years old has revealed the secret to their longevity - by 'only eating healthy stuff'.

Scientists have spent the last six months researching why residents living in Acciaroli, a tiny village on the west coast of Italy - 90 miles south of Naples - live for so long. 

Experts have commented on their healthy diet and added that the sexual activity with the elderly living in the village 'appears to be rampant'.

Antonio Vassalo, one of 81 centenarians in the village of Acciaroli, with his wife Amina, who is  a spring chicken at 93
Sapienza University's Salvatore Di Somma said the goal was to identify what Acciaroli has to offer the rest of the world

And as a result, locals also seem to be largely immune from heart disease, dementia and other conditions associated with ageing in the rest of the Western world. 

More than one in 10 - 81 at the mayor's last count - of the village's population of 700 has passed the century mark. 

Local Antonio Vassalo, 100, referred to the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet based on olive oil, vegetables, fish and a fresh fruit.

He said: 'We only eat healthy stuff.' 

His wife Amina, 93, added: 'We eat a lot of fish, fresh produce from the countryside that we grow ourselves.

The priest who changed the course of history - by rescuing a drowning four-year-old Hitler from death in an icy river

It may be the most devastating act of mercy in history.

A newspaper report chronicling how a boy of four was saved from drowning has surfaced in a German archive.

The child – who historians believe could have been Adolf Hitler – was plucked from the icy waters of the River Inn in Passau, Germany, in January 1898..

Rescued: Johann Kuehberger, left, saved the life of a four-year-old Adolf Hitler, pictured right in an undated photo, when they were both children

According to Max Tremmel, a priest who went on to become one of Europe's most famous organists, his predecessor Johann Kuehberger had rescued the terrified Hitler.

Father Tremmel told before his death in 1980 how Father Kuehberger, around the same age as Hitler, had seen the other boy struggling in the waters of the River Inn and dived in to rescue him.

The story was never verified by Hitler during his lifetime. But now a small cutting from the Donauzeitung - Danube newspaper - of 1894 has been found in Passau.

The History of Labor Day

Two girls protesting child labour (by calling ...Two girls protesting child labour (by calling it child slavery) in the 1909 New York City Labor Day parade. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The History of Labor Day

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

A Nationwide Holiday

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take were outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.


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First published in The Plain Truth Sept 2008.......

Interesting tidbits you are never told

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Bob Barney

I am a history buff. Even as a kid, I spent hours reading historical books, and today I watch every trivia TV show that there is.  I loved Paul Harvey's "The rest of the story," because there are so many interesting tidbits we are never told about famous person and events. For example, how many people know that John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln? Everybody right? Well did you know that Booth's more famous brother Edwin saved Lincoln's son Todd from being killed? Yes it happened. In an interesting coincidence, Edwin Booth saved Abraham Lincoln's son,Robert, from serious injury or even death. The incident occurred on a train platform in Jersey City, New Jersey. The exact date of the incident is uncertain, but it is believed to have taken place in late 1864 or early 1865, shortly before Edwin's brother, John Wilkes Booth, assassinated President Lincoln. (source)

Well here is another "rest of the story" that you probably never heard before now.  We know that John Hinckley Jr (born on my birthday in the same year) had an obsession of actress Jodie Foster and to show his undying love for her, shot Reagan. But did you know that John's dad, John Sr. was a wealthy oilman, and a friend of the Bush family? It's true... Follow this link for THE REST OF THE STORY.

One last little tidbit called "IF" and it is the Rest of the unseen Story concerning abortion. Two women are pregnant, both ask a doctor should they have an abortion........ Click here for the amazing story.

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