Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The End Is Near?

Disclaimer: What follows next is facts and my personal opinion. I mean no disrespect to anybody who believes that the Rapture will happen Saturday. I believe everyone is entitled to their own belief and respect them all.

May 21, 2011 at 10:30 some Christians are predicting the "Day of Rapture" which would mark Judgment Day and the start of end of the world according to them. First off, what exactly is the Day of Rapture? The Day of  Rapture is a belief that on a certain date those who are faithful to God and all others who lived a good life and deserve to be in Heaven disappear from this world and are brought into Heaven. The Day of Rapture is supposed to mark the beginning of Judgment Day, there would be five months of terrible suffering. The dead will be everywhere and the Earth is supposed to be shook by enormous earthquakes. Most Christians, myself included, do not believe in the Rapture. Rather we believe nobody knows when the end of the world will come except God himself. If some of your friends and loved ones disappear on Saturday and catastrophes start happening then I suppose the joke is on us.

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P.S. : Please keep them respectful to those who believe in the Day of Rapture

Monday, May 16, 2011

Louisiana Under Water

This post is a follow-up on my earlier one Rising Waters Wreaking Havoc. What that post stated is that the Mississippi River was critically swollen and to save the levee's downstream they were planning on opening up a spillway and flooding a good portion of central Louisiana. The breaking point was finally reached Saturday when the United States Army Corps of Engineers opened up the Morganza Spillway. This spillway has since been gushing water  into a small river basin in Louisiana. This choice to flood that area will effect around 25,000 people and destroy up to 11,000 homes. This flood season has taken a toll all over the country as many places have also had to make tough decisions like this. To all the families who are going to lose their homes, we are sorry but we thank you. With the sacrifice you made all of you have made it safer for everyone who lives downriver of you. In my opinion, every single one of that 25,000 is a hero in their own right

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Expectations for 2011 Hurrican Season

The coast, we all love it. But the people who live on it have to deal with dangers most tourists never see, hurricanes. Hurricanes do massive wind and water damage to anywhere they strike as most of us remember Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans. Unfortunately for my coastal friends the experts are calling for another busy hurricane season. They are calling for an expected 16 tropical storms with 9 of them turning into full fledged hurricanes. Thanks to the CNN Wire Staff we have probabilities from Colorado State University on what will happen.
  • 72% chance of atleast one major hurricane hitting the U.S coastline in 2011
  • 48% chance of a major hurricane hitting the East Coast including the Florida Panhandle
  • 47% chance of a major hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast stretching from the Western Florida Panhandle, over to Texas
To all my friends on the coast, please stay alert and have your emergency plans in place. Best of luck to you in this upcoming season and stay safe!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rising Water Wreaking Havok

For many of us in America it has been a very wet few months and widespread flooding has been seen along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This flooding is destroying homes and property especially in states like Mississippi and Louisiana who are at the end of the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have made the decision that if the mighty Mississippi River swells to 1.5 million cubic feet of water per second they will open up the Morganza Floodway. The floodway would outlet 600,000 cubic feet of water into the central Louisiana region in an attempt to relieve the pressures on the levees downstream on the Mississippi which are only rated for 1.5 million cubic feet of water per second.

Gas Prices: Reasons For Increase?

We all need gas. So gas prices are something that effects every American and it means we all feel that pain at the pump. In my city gas recently crested $4.00 a gallon and has recently dropped to about $3.90 but is expected to rise possibly past $4.30 a gallon during summer. As we all know gas prices rise in the summer because there is a higher demand for it in our country, but what are some other underlying causes? One reason gas prices have been going up is that other countries like Brazil and a few in Asia have been growing rapidly. To fuel this growth they need more gas and oil than they usually use and simple supply and demand states that when an object's demand increases so does the price. Also gas prices will rise here in the states if we have a busy hurricane season and the storms shut down oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico