If you are afraid of lightning, you should stay clear of Lake Maracaibo. This lake, which is in northwest Venezuela, is home to a dangerous weather phenomenon called Catatumbo lightning.
On bad days, lightning can crash down in this area for 10 hours straight. The terrifying black clouds above can produce upwards of 280 lightning bolts within that span of time. This awesome weather event occurs an astonishing 297 days a year.
Recently, researchers at NASA released results on My Space from a meteorological study of this region. You can take a look at their Lightning Imaging Sensor pictures in this link.
After looking through scans of lightning all around the world, NASA concluded that the “lightning capital of the world” is Lake Maracaibo.
NASA researcher Dr. Danilo Diaz hopes that their findings will bring awareness to the severity of Lake Maracaibo’s lightning. Citizens, visitors, and governments should be prepared to help with potentially dangerous events in this region.
A strange recording of a phone call to George Soros’ charity organization, Open Society Foundations (formerly known as The Open Society Institute) has recently been generating a great deal of interest in the news (additional information can be found here: rawstory. What happened was, a man identifying himself only as Victor Kesh, dialed into George Soros‘ Open Society Institute’s call center, reaching a call operator by the name of Dana Geraghty. The man identifying himself as Victor Kesh then went on to explain that he greatly appreciated everything the charity organization was doing and wish to aid in the battle for “European values.” Mr. Kesh then went on to identify himself as a Hungarian (George Soros is also Hungarian).
Now thus far none of this seems particularly remarkable, but what happened next was truly peculiar. After leaving the aforementioned message to the call center database, Victor Kesh then goes on talking to someone else standing beside him, saying that the other person shouldn’t speak before Kesh finishes hanging up the phone. The conversation between Kesh and the mystery person continues for around ten minutes wherein Kesh can be heard saying that he needed at least several hundred other people to do exactly what he was doing on http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/busted-conservative-prankster-james-okeefe-exposes-his-own-sting-on-george-soros-group/. What Mr. Kesh did not know, however, was that his entire call could be heard by Ms. Geraghty nor was Mr. Kesh aware that Ms. Geraghty was recording the entire phone call.
Even more curiously, the caller identifying himself as Mr. Victor Kesh was not really Mr. Victor Kesh. Indeed, in a Hitchcockian twist, there happened to be no such person. During the conversation to the unknown person Mr. O’Keefe definitively stated that he had opened Ms. Geraghty’s LinkIn page (a social media networking site, oriented towards business connections) in a effort to, as he put it, “Ease his way into George Soros’ octopus.”
The octopus in question is obviously the Open Society Foundation itself, a international charity group that George Soros made which aims to uplift, both financially and morally, social movements the world over whom advocate for a more civil and just society. The organization’s publicly stated aims include encouraging and financially aiding in the development of schools and other forms of public education. Advancing the cause of civil justice and tolerance as well as fostering more attention to independent media sources. What exactly O’Keefe hoped to accomplish by breaking into George Soros‘ “octopus” (whatever that means) is, as yet, unclear. What is quite clear, however, is that this is far from the first time Mr. O’Keefe has attempted such a stunt.
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An online article featured on Guthy-Renker.com recounts an in-home experiment to demonstrate just how this all-in-one, shampoo, conditioner and styling treatment can transform thin, lifeless hair into hair full of shine, bounce and moisture. The progression from day one to hair that is visible thicker is amazing. Even acknowledging a reduction in the amount of hair fallout while showering, a problem shared by thousands of women whose hair follicles tend toward fragile. The WEN hair Cleansing Conditioner also produced less oily roots between shampoos, sometimes an indication that your conditioner is causing build-up.
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Rolling blackouts in Venezuela have been major news recently, and the effects have been devastating. Along with angering the citizens of the country, people who are already pushed to their brink due to struggles to obtain enough basic supplies and medicine just to get by, they are now suffering through blackouts that last at least 4 hours at a time.
The country has spent most of it’s time relying heavily on it’s rich supply of oil, but recent dramatic price drops have caused a serious economical disaster for the country that now faces not just a lack of money to support its citizens but a drought making it almost impossibly for the hydroelectric dam to create enough power for all the people. The blackouts have created other problems for the people. Something as simple as a hair cut for one citizen was cut short, half way through, due to a blackout. Sure, he’ll return later to get the other half of the hair cut done, but what about the barber who needs his business to pay his bills and buy food as well as pay his employees? What about the shopping malls and movie theaters that have seen massive price drops because they can’t function without power? An article detailed the decline in the industry and the massive impact it’s having on the country here.
Dr. Jose Manuel Gonzalez waits for power to return so he can use his tools to work and generate income, income he needs to feed his family. To get by, they have mostly been eating bananas and fish when they can catch them. Not only is it difficult for him to make a simple living without power, but the constant on and off of power has caused irregular surges in currents that have burned out the resistors on televisions and refrigerators.
To top it all off, a country that needs to generate income more than ever, that needs citizens to be able to work and make a living in something other than oil, has now curtailed its citizens and crippled them with no power. “The blackouts affect all productions of goods and services and increase the scarcity of things the citizens need to get by” says Gonzalez.
More information is available here.