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Originally posted by jerryznv
reply to post by FlySolo
Hey look everyone jerryznv is a smart ass who doesn't bother to think before he shoots his mouth off
Wow..name calling...off topic...one line post...awesome!
Did you read the link you provided..."in most jurisdictions"...that is not considered all now is it?
So...that being said...every single truck in our fire department is equipped with blue (as well as red) lights!
Are you disputing the picture...are those not blue enough?
Most people interpret the color of a lightbar to denote the type of vehicle or situation, but the relationship between color and service varies by jurisdiction. In North America the usual emergency colors are red and blue, with blue reserved for police in many jurisdictions. In western Europe the emergency color tends to be only blue, with amber as a warning color for construction equipment etc. In eastern Europe emergency vehicles use blue, or a combination of blue and red. In Asia the usual emergency color is red.
Originally posted by nitestrider
Yesterday afternoon I was coming home from work and there were a few dark clouds around. All of a sudden a huge blue flash went off, but it seemed like it was right infront of my eyes, like a blue flash across my face! I was like WTF was that! There was no lightning, no rain, no storm, just a few clouds. No other flashes happened.
Perth, Western Australia
I'll add my ext text again seeing you got mod support and re-phrase my comment. Hey everyone, jerryznv thinks blue lights on fire trucks are used everywhere and has solved the mystery based on his ignorance of the importance of emergency identifiable lights. The OP said he saw blue lights, not red. Maybe you're color blind, but fire trucks always have red lights too regardless of jurisdiction having both
EARTH-DIRECTED SOLAR FLARE: Active sunspot 1401 erupted today, Jan. 19th, between 15:15 and 16:30 UT. The long-duration blast produced an M3-class solar flare and a CME that appears to be heading toward Earth. This movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the extreme UV flash:
NASA's twin STEREO spacecraft recorded an impressive CME emerging from the blast site: movie #1, movie #2. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab confirm that the CME is heading for Earth, and they say strong geomagnetic storms are possible (although not guaranteed) when the cloud arrives this weekend. Their animated forecast track predicts an impact on Jan. 21st at 22:30 UT (+/- 7 hrs).
ETA: It's good to know that during......
Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by Tholidor
Of all the things we talk about here on ATS, the one thing that cannot be mentioned is a freaking website? ...I'm sorry, but that's just hilarious.
edit on CThursdaypm252513f13America/Chicago19 by Starchild23 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
reply to post by Komodo
Transformer blew. Almost bet ya.