Thursday, June 16, 2011
Magical Mystery Tour Moon
After midnight meows, my beautiful and sun-basking Kittens... yeeeoww, is the Kougaress down for the count... she had a long busy, busy day... yep, the ole trek into town to stock up, unloading everything... not that much sleep... and getting her edited manuscript ready to e-send since it’s due.
Lordy, lordy, my darlings, do take care! Everything is breaking loose out there, and most of it ain’t good.
Magical Mystery Tour Moon ... last night as this Big Cat gazed out her fave window, she was mesmerized by the full moon in the southwestern sky... there was a thin cloud layer that caused the moon to appear gorgeously misty and magical... at the same time, there was a firefly dancing in the moonbeams beneath the moon... and the words, magical mystery tour popped into her head... it was just that kind of scene, and unbelievably exquisite.
Big Cat by-the-numbers ~
4:44 am... 2:12 pm... 2:22 pm... 1:11 am... shake, rattle and roll, not the good kind...
Weather news at ~ news.yahoo.com ~
FEMA Drops the Ball Again, This Time with Alabama Tornado Victims
ContributorNetwork-2 hours, 57 minutes ago
ContributorNetwork - COMMENTARY | The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the government agency assigned to assist victims of natural disasters. The agency has a history of mismanagement, with Hurricane Katrina victims and now in the April and May tornado outbreaks in Alabama.
NOTE: btw, FEMA is due to take over ALL the airwaves for three minutes for some biggie test on November 9, 2011. Yeah, just what we need...
Strong earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea
AP – 20 mins ago
SYDNEY - A strong earthquake struck early Thursday off an island in the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. No tsunami warning was issued, but the shaking was felt hundreds of miles (kilometers) away.
Authoress news and mews ~
Oh, the Kougar is all atingly with good, good vibrations... she received her cover art from Amanda Kelsey, and e-sent it for approval to Siren-BookStrand.
And, as she yowled above, she format-readied KANDY APPLE AND HER HELLHOUNDS, then went through her editing comments, and emailed both... so, claws crossed all goes smoothly. ~a shimmy-shake of excitement~
Just some cool info ~
June 15, 2011
Iron-Age brewing evidence found in southeastern France
Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that the occupants of southeastern France were brewing beer during the Iron Age, some 2,500 years ago.
~ bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13776499 ~
A paper in Human Ecology outlines the discovery of barley grains that had been sprouted in a process known as malting; an oven found nearby may have been used to regulate the process.
Beer brewing's heritage stretches back to the Bronze Age in China and the Middle East, but this is the earliest sign of the practice in France, where wine-making had already taken hold.
The recent find was in Roquepertuse, close to modern Aix-en-Provence, and was excavated in the 1990s.
Archaeologist Laurent Bouby from France's National Centre for Scientific Research has been studying "archaeobotany" - preserved plant remains - in the region around Roquepertuse for more than a decade.
Dr Bouby and his colleagues have now analysed the "macrobotanical" remains found at three sites during those digs: a paved floor near an oven and hearth of a home dated to the 5th Century BC, and a ceramic vessel and a pit that were near storage containers.
Ninety percent of the barley grains that were recovered from these locations had been induced to sprout.
The malted grains and the arrangement of the finds led the team to surmise a "home-brew" scenario, which they note requires no specialised equipment.
"All that is needed is an amount of grain, some water, containers (commonly pottery vessels) in which to soak the grain, a flat paved area - possibly the floor - to spread out and turn the grain during germination, an oven to dry it in order to stop germination, domestic grindstones to grind the malted grain, hearths and again containers for fermentation and storage," they wrote.
"Evidence for all of these sorts of equipment is reported from the Roquepertuse dwelling."
Prior studies suggest that a variant of the barley plant known as six-row barley was the primary cultivated plant in the region at the time; the authors of the study now suggest that beer production may have been one of the principal reasons for this.
Fukashima, Nukashima... well, it appears as though there is a developing situation in Nebraska that could be a similar horrific disaster. Gee, the brainless wonders who ‘sold’, and forced this nuclear crap on Americans, and on beloved Mother Earth... well, hopefully Satan has a special place for them.
From THE POWER HOUR ~
Nebraska nuke plant totally surrounded by floodwaters
Most levees around the Missouri River are built to withstand surge waters for three to four days, according to Nebraska Emergency Management officials. This year, they likely will face punishing amounts of water for several months as the Army Corps of Engineers releases record amounts of water from Gavins Point. Video: Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & About to Get Worse - June 14, 2011
* Related Video: YouTube: Arnie Gundersen - Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & About to Get Worse
* LATEST NEWS: Ft. Calhoun Nuke Plant Flood Defenses (9:31 PM Jun 14, 2011)
* No Fly Zone Over Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Due to "Hazards"
Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuke Plant
A fire  in an electrical switch room on Tuesday briefly knocked out cooling for a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant  outside Omaha, Neb., plant officials said.
The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
~ Happy Summer-Cruisin' June ~
~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~
And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...
Magical Mystery Moon kisses from the Kougar...