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The United States of America is undergoing CHANGE. Is it for the betterment of all, or just for those who are willing to play along? Why are U.S.A. citizens being driven into poverty, and who are the culprits? You will have to decide! - www.AmericansNotWanted.com
Corruption does Cripples, and affects us all! Don't be silent, and know that there are others who share your thoughts of not accepting Corruption in any form or fashion by anyone - www.CorruptionCripples.com.
Houseless, not homeless! It is in so many cases, a dwelling, structure, place, abode and so forth that is missing, not a connection with others. - www.Houseless.org
Scripture, is the manual for those descended from Adam and Eve. There are many versions of Scripture, but are they all with Truth? Abba, Elohiym loves his creations, but lest us not be so bold as to forsake him. You will have to decide, but do so with help from true Scripture, not man's versions thereof! - www.TruthExposedAndRevealed.com
MISSING: Thomas E. Ebert age 17, St. Louis, Mo. on or about 29 August 2014 [ flier ] - www.ofINTEREST.net
Gaofen-1, China's first high-resolution satellite captured 10 incredible images: Must see! [ Pics ] - www.ofINTEREST.net
The satellite is part of the China High-resolution Earth Observation System (CHEOS) program that will "substantially strengthen the nation's capabilities in disaster relief, surveying and environmental protection," according to SASTIND, which supervises the program.
Gaofen-1, is the first of several that China plans to put up into space. The second satellite in the CHEOS series - Gaofen-2 - was August 19, 2014 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi. It is the country's most powerful imaging satellite so far, with a spatial resolution of 1 meter.
Three more satellites are to be put into orbit by 2016, and CHEOS will eventually include seven orbiting optical/microwave satellites. (more on the program)
The images show vegetation as bright red, clear bodies of water appear as dark blue, soil appear as grey. Some of the features in images have been described to as "jellyfish", "rings" and "muscles" by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND), which released the photos.
Dried river valleys cut between mountains. The red and brown tones represent different types of vegetation.
Mountains and a small body of water sit at the bottom of the desert depicted throughout the top of this image.
There's a lot going on in this image of mountains near Changzhi. The pink on the left is farming. Snow is visible in the white region on the right. And vegetation, depicted in red, can be seen covering the mountains.
Farms along the beach of an estuary.
Sand on the edge of Qinghai Lake.
A desert in western China. The blue and red patches are man-made reservoirs. The ear shape is a dried up lake that's been eroded by wind.
More dry lakes. A road can be seen zagging from left to right across the image.
An alluvial fan takes a jellyfish shape in the Gobi Desert.
The crop fields at the top of this image haven't turned green yet (despite their false color). What's beneath them - a stretch of mountains that have been carved by water - are, however, covered in green.
The ground on this plateau has been cut apart by erosion. One long stream uses that valley to cut across the land.
Iceland volcano: Code Red warning issued for aviation; Subglacial eruption under way [ VIDEO's/Pics ]
|Aug. 19, 2014: A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 12.5 miles away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier.REUTERS|
A subglacial eruption is underway at the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland. Seismic data indicates that lava from the volcano is melting ice beneath the Vatnajokull glacier. An eruption that could cause "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere."
How to track the eruption
Reykjavik, Iceland — Iceland's Meteorological Office says a subglacial eruption is underway at the Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes over the past week.
The office reports that a 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred Saturday afternoon local time. On Friday, the Met Office reported:
One earthquake of magnitude 4.7 was measured in the Bárðarbunga caldera at 4 km depth yesterday evening at 23:50. This large event was at similar location as earthquakes of magnitude larger than three that were seen yesterday. Large events in Bárðarbunga are interpreted as adjustments of the caldera rim related to decompression in the caldera since the beginning of the unrest. The activity continues and an eruption can therefore not be ruled out.Vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer said seismic data indicates that lava from the volcano is melting ice beneath the Vatnajokull glacier. She said it was not clear when, or if, the eruption would melt the ice and send steam and ash into the air.
Minutes earlier, Iceland raised its aviation alert for the volcano to the highest level of red on Saturday, indicating an eruption that could cause "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere." Red is the highest alert warning on a five-point scale.
Scientists had planned to fly over the glacier later Saturday to look for changes on the surface but it was not clear if that would still take place.
Authorities had evacuated several hundred people earlier this week from the highlands north of the Vatnajokull glacier as a precaution. The area is uninhabited but popular with hikers.
Iceland sits on a volcanic hot spot in the Atlantic's mid-oceanic ridge and eruptions have occurred frequently, triggered when the Earth's plates move and when magma from deep underground pushes its way to the surface.
A 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokul volcano produced an ash cloud that caused a week of international aviation chaos, with more than 100,000 flights cancelled. Aviation regulators since have reformed policies about flying through ash, so a new eruption would be unlikely to cause that much disruption.
Pfeffer said the amount of ash produced would depend on the thickness of the ice.
"The thicker the ice, the more water there is, the more explosive it will be and the more ash-rich the eruption will be," she said.
Earlier this week, scientists said there are two likely scenarios:
One is an explosion outside the Vatnajokull glacier, leading to minor ash emissions and troubles locally. The second possibility is an eruption occurring inside the glacier. Seismologist Martin Hensch says the latter could lead to ash being sent high into the atmosphere.
Met Office seismologist Martin Hensch said the risk of any disruptive ash cloud similar to the one in 2010 would depend on how high any ash would be thrown, how much there would be and how fine-grained it would be.
Bardarbunga is Iceland's largest volcanic system, located under the ice cap of the Vatnajokull glacier in the southwest of Iceland. It is in a different range to Eyjafjallajokull.
Bardarbunga volcano poised to erupt
Volcano news and features
Volcanoes drop hint before most dangerous eruptions
Volcanic ash: Hazardous to planes, environment
Iceland volcano Bardarbunga threatens air travel
The destructive power of volcanoes
Video of a volcano in 25 March 2010 at Eyjafjallajoekull in southern Iceland continues to erupt under an ice sheet
RELATED: 2010 Pics of the region
|Eyjafjallajökull's eruption in 2010 caused mayhem with travel plans around the world. Photograph: Arctic-Images/Getty Images|
|Smoke and steam hang over the volcano under the Eyjafjalla glacier in Iceland, early Thursday April 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gaudi)|
|North view of the Eyjafjallajökull on 4 April 2010 from an altitude of 10.000 meters. This picture was taken minutes after taking off, heading east towards Copenhagen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Plane flies near to assess activity|
|Ash darkens sky|
James Foley's parents heard from their son's captors was on Aug. 12, 2014 via an email. That was the last time till the VIDEO surfaced of his execution. Below is copy of the email they received the message to the American public.
The Islamic State, which is now holding three American hostages in Syria, has since threatened to kill one of them, freelance reporter Steven Sotloff, if the US continues its bombing campaign in Iraq.
The Foley family has agreed to release the email from Foley’s captors. GlobalPost has chosen to publish it in full in the interest of transparency and to fully tell Jim's story. We believe the text offers insight into the motivations and tactics of the Islamic State.
In addition to the extreme views it espouses, the email contains factual inaccuracies. For example, the Foley family was not “given many chances to negotiate” for Jim’s release. After more than a year without contact, the Foleys received their first message from Jim’s captors on Nov. 26, 2013, asking for money, fast. After the militants had proved to the Foleys and investigators that they were in fact holding Jim, they made their sole demand for a ransom of 100 million euros (about $132 million) or the release of unspecified prisoners held by the United States.
The next time the Foley family heard from the captors was on Aug. 12, 2014.
James Wright Foley's captures demanded payment or release of others to spare Mr. Wrights life. The State Department's position is that they don't pay off Terrorist and/or those strong arming, but they do! Their payment method is unto those they are looking to set up in positions to help their financial cause and/or agenda(s).
It's sickening that ISIL doesn't fit into one of the State Department's list of those they are seeking to set up in business to fuel their causes because not all of their causes are worthy of all inhabitants of the Earth.
HOW LONG WILL THE SHEEP FOLLOW THE BLIND SHEPPARD?
A message to the American government and their sheep like citizens:
We have left you alone since your disgraceful defeat in Iraq. We did not interfere in your country or attack your citizens while they were safe in their homes despite our capability to do so!
As for the scum of your society who are held prisoner by us, THEY DARED TO ENTER THE LION’S DEN AND WHERE EATEN!
You were given many chances to negotiate the release of your people via cash transactions as other governments have accepted,
We have also offered prisoner exchanges to free the Muslims currently in your detention like our sister Dr Afia Sidiqqi, however you proved very quickly to us that this is NOT what you are interested in.
You have no motivation to deal with the Muslims except with the language of force, a language you were given in “Arabic translation” when you attempted to occupy the land of Iraq!
Now you return to bomb the Muslims of Iraq once again, this time resorting to Arial attacks and “proxy armies”, all the while cowardly shying away from a face-to-face confrontation!
Today our swords are unsheathed towards you, GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS ALIKE! AND WE WILL NOT STOP UNTILL WE QUENCH OUR THIRST FOR YOUR BLOOD.
You do not spare our weak, elderly, women or children so we will NOT spare yours!
You and your citizens will pay the price of your bombings!
The first of which being the blood of the American citizen, James Foley!
He will be executed as a DIRECT result of your transgressions towards us!
UPDATED: "He would have gone first, that is who he is": Brave parents of James Foley match their son for dignity and courage [VIDEO's/Pics]
WARNING: Graphic James Wright Foley BEHEADING Video by ISIS Authentic says US officials, Prompts Controversy [VIDEO/Pics]
UPDATED: "He would have gone first, that is who he is": Brave parents of James Foley match their son for dignity and courage [VIDEO's/Pics] - www.ofINTEREST.net
"He would have gone first, that is who he is": Brave parents of James Foley match their son for dignity and courage
- Parents of James Foley speak for an hour to offer tributes to their son
- John and Diane Foley believe their son saved the life of fellow hostage, Seven Sotloff
- The Foleys have five children and James, 40, was the eldest
- Displaying rare dignity and courage the Foleys heaped praise on James
- Spoke to President Obama before they faced the media
- A visibly angry Obama said that the world was shocked by ISIS
- Photojournalist James Wright Foley beheaded by ISIS forces on Tuesday
- Went missing in Syria in 2012 while working for GlobalPost news agency
- ISIS posted extremely graphic video 'A Message to America' online
|Dignified: Diane and John Foley talk to reporters after the death of their son, James Foley at the hands of ISIS|
|Speaking through their tears: John and Diane Foley talk to reporters after speaking with US President Barack Obama on Wednesday, August 20, outside their home in Rochester, New Hampshire|
- 'The entire world is appalled ... We will be relentless': Obama vows to punish ISIS for beheading of American journalist James Foley who he said stood in 'stark contrast' to his 'cowardly killers'
- 'Spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim they are innocents': Brave mother of beheaded American journalist calls on ISIS to cease killing as she pays tribute to her 'extraordinary son'
- Twitter to consider removing gory photographs of dead people at request of family members
- British jihadist takes to Twitter to praise execution of journalist James Foley amid growing calls for social media blackout of savvy ISIS militants
|Courageous: John and Diane Foley, parents of journalist James Foley, speak outside their home in Rochester and remember their son who was killed after being held hostage for almost two years|
CENTURY.TODD KAZAKIEWICH, WCVB NEWSCENTER5. AND NEWSCENTER5 LEARNED TODAY THAT FOLEY'S EMPLOYER THE GLOBAL POST RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM ISIS THREATENING HIS EXECUTION JUST LAST WEEK. JANET WU CONTINUES OUR COVER EDGE AND SPOKE WITH THE NEWSPAPER'S PRESIDENT TODAY AND SHE IS LIVE IN BOSTON. FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS THE GLOBAL POST HAS BEEN DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR AND TRYING TO GAIN THE RELEASE OF THEIR REPORTER JIM FOLEY AS WAS HIS FAMILY. HE HAD BEEN KIDNAPPED IN 2011 AND RELEASED 45 DAYS LATER. THE PRESIDENT WAS ALWAYS HOPEFUL THAT HE WOULD SOME DAY WRAP HIS ARMS AGAIN AROUND THE FUNNY BUT INTENTLY DEDICATED JIM FOLEY. AND THEN THE FINAL COMMUNICATION FROM THE CAPTORS TO THE FOLEY FAMILY, A MESSAGE THAT WAS FULL OF RAGE. WE REC RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM THE CAPTORS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT OF LAST WEEK STATING THEIR INTENTION TO EXECUTE JIM. AND WHAT DID YOU DO AT THAT POINT? WELL, WE DID A LOT OF THINGS, BUT WE RESPONDED TO THEM MOST IMPORTANTLY. AND WAS THERE A NEGOTIATION THAT WENT ON? THERE WAS NO NEGOTIATION. BALBONI SAID EVEN THEN HE WAS STILL HOPEFUL AND HAD TO BELIEVE IT WAS A BLUFF. HE SAID THEY BLEED FOR MERCY BUT
|At work: James Wright Foley, had been missing since November 2012, after being taken hostage at gunpoint by militants from the pre-ISIS group Jabhat al Nusra while reporting from Taftanaz, northern Syria|
|Sombre occasion: President Barack Obama speaks about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria on Wednesday having broken away from his vacation in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts|
|Difficult speech: President Barack Obama arrives to speak in Edgartown, on Wednesday about the killing of American journalist James Foley|
|Stoic: Diane and John Foley talked to reporters for almost an hour about their son James, who was butchered by ISIS terrorists on Tuesday|
|Bravery: John and Diane Foley told the press that their son was the best of America and that they hope his death will bring people together across the nation|
|Tragedy: James Wright Foley has been missing since Thanksgiving, 2012 and was beheaded by ISIS forces in a recorded message to President Obama on Tuesday|
|Desperate: Friends and family of journalist James Foley, listen as his parents John and Diane Foley, give emotional comments to the media in the aftermath of his death on Tuesday|
|Grief: Friends and family of James Foley's parents listen as they eulogize their son to the media on Wednesday outside their home in New Hampshire|
|Respect: A ribbon is seen on the front door of the family home of freelance journalist James Foley, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Rochester, New Hampshire|
|Beheaded: James Wright Foley in a grab taken from YouTube and posted online by ISIS|
|Terror: Photojournalist James Wright Foley spoke before his beheading to say ''I call on my friends, family members and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government.'|
|Threat: A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be US journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website|
"FRIENDLY, COURAGEOUS AND IMPATIENT": REMEMBERING JAMES WRIGHT FOLEY
|Remembered: James Foley, reporting from Syria in 2012 before his disappearance|