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Originally posted by whiteblack
Can you please post a pic of timewave zero graph from 1000BC to 1000AD?
[edit on 9-6-2009 by whiteblack]
The most powerful flare of the last 500 years was the first flare to be observed, and occurred in September 1859: it was reported by British astronomer Richard Carrington and left a trace in Greenland ice in the form of nitrates and beryllium-10, which allow its strength to be measured today (New Scientist, 2005).
From the 1st to the 2nd, the largest recorded geomagnetic storm occurred, causing the failure of telegraph systems all over Europe and North America. Auroras were seen all over the world, most notably over the Caribbean; also noteworthy were those over the Rocky Mountains that were so bright, the glow awoke gold miners, who began preparing breakfast because they thought it was morning.
Originally posted by netron
"Mr Brown repeated his commitment to consult on a written constitution - something he said he personally supported"
Thats quite revolutionary for Britain - as Britain has never had a written constitution in its entire history.
The Prime Minister's office denied a referendum would be held but a move towards constitutional reforms such as a fixed-term parliament and proportional representation voting is seen as likely and is a clear signal Mr Brown intends to remake his government.
"The northern lights, as they are called, first attracted the attention of the people of New England in March, 1718, and there was a general fear that dire calamities would result therefrom. May 15, 1719, the more beautiful and brilliant aurora borealis was first observed here as far as any record or tradition of that period inform us, and it is said that in England it was first noticed only three years before this date. In December of the same year the aurora again appeared..."
Originally posted by Evasius
May ? – Orangist troops attack Vreeswijk, Harmelen and Maarssen; civil war starts in the Netherlands.
September 13 – Prussian troops enter the Netherlands. Within a few weeks 40,000 Patriots (out of a population of 2,000,000) go into exile in France (and learn from observation the ideals of the French Revolution).
(***Many economic historians regard the Netherlands as the first thoroughly capitalist country in the world. In early modern Europe it featured the wealthiest trading city (Amsterdam) and the first full-time stock exchange. The inventiveness of the traders led to insurance and retirement funds as well as such less benign phenomena as the boom-bust cycle, the world's first asset-inflation bubble, the tulip mania of 1636–1637, and according to Murray Sayle, the world's first bear raider - Isaac le Maire, who forced prices down by dumping stock and then buying it back at a discount. The republic went into a state of general decline in the later 18th century, with economic competition from England and long standing rivalries between the two main factions in Dutch society, the Staatsgezinden (Republicans) and the Prinsgezinden (Royalists or Orangists) as main factors.
So what could this mean? Maybe not civil war for the Netherlands but some kind of political/government shake-up nonetheless. It will be largely based on the preceding conditions of the economy leading up to the change. (The ecomony portion of the 'prediction' is obvious). Also events for Netherlands in the previous cycle could extend throughout the 'neighborhood' in the present cycle.
Given the events of 1787 aren't as big as those of the following two years, we may have to wait 1.5-2 weeks for things to pick up in the news. Then I'll have something more solid to predict.
Two passengers with names linked to Islamic terrorism were on the Air France flight which crashed with the loss of 228 lives, it has emerged.
A source working for the French security services told Paris weekly L'Express that the link was "highly significant".
There is a possibility the name similarities are simply a "macabre coincidence", the source added, but the revelation is still being "taken very seriously".
Two pieces of new evidence have suggested that the stricken Air France jet broke up over a number of minutes, rather than in one catastrophic incident.
Firstly, bodies from Flight 447 had been picked up from locations more than 50 miles apart, the Brazilian Air Force revealed.
Meanwhile, two terror suspects who died alongside 226 other passengers on the stricken jet have been ruled out as a cause of the disaster.
The two men only "shared the same name" as known Islamic radicals, posthumous security checks found.
A team of Florida researchers is testing a novel idea that radio waves dancing in particles created by cosmic rays can solve a long-standing mystery about what sparks lightning.
"It takes something like 30,000 volts per centimeter (of static electricity) to get a spark off your finger to a doorknob. That type of spark doesn't exist in thunderstorm electric fields, or we haven't been measuring in the right place," Martin Uman, director of University of Florida's Lighting Research Laboratory, told Discovery News.
Cosmic rays, which are believed to spawned by distant supernova explosions, regularly , triggering cascades of high-energy particles and showers of secondary particles, including electrons, positrons and muons.
Originally posted by DangerDeath
reply to post by danielsiedelmann
Perhaps it is more than just EMP, those planes also have a classic gyroscope compass, which doesn't need electricity to work. The strike must have been kinetic also.