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Volume #59/ The Rainforest Spring!

 
 
danon5
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 08:26 am
Happy Middle of the Week all,

Clicked...............................
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Aa
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 09:50 am
And a nod of the head to Woden himself.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 05:11 pm
It's a silver anniversary

Mount St. Helens, Washington - May 18, 1980 Eruption

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/May18/framework.html

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Gif/5.gif
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 05:13 pm
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Gif/MSH/Maps/may18_ashmap.gif






<still makes me think of ice cream sundaes>
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 05:17 pm
the cover of Liberty magazine for May 18, 1946

http://www.gono.com/adart/liberty/Liberty-May-18-1946.jpg
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 05:19 pm
Wow! That is an interesting map, ehBeth. Now, hiw the 'ell did volcanic ash end up in Oklahoma, skipping Kansas entirely?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 05:20 pm
You and your 283 friends have supported 1,848,978.3 square feet!

Marine Wetlands habitat supported: 39,488.8 square feet.
You have supported: (0.0)
Your 283 friends have supported: (39,488.8)

American Prairie habitat supported: 34,969.1 square feet.
You have supported: (9,878.8)
Your 283 friends have supported: (25,090.3)

Rainforest habitat supported: 1,774,520.4 square feet.
You have supported: (160,676.4)
Your 283 friends have supported: (1,613,844.0)
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danon5
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 05:20 pm
Ah, Aa,

You are really good.

Woden - the Skalds poet and servant of the imagination. Deified by the Folk as the Grimner - and, more recently the God of Wednesday.

My how time flies - yet another Wednesday. It all happens so fast now.

Wow, ehBeth, That many Wednesdays since Mt St Helens??? That's a lotta Wednesdays!!
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 05:23 pm
danon5 wrote:

My how time flies - yet another Wednesday. It all happens so fast now.


You've noticed it too, old buddy?
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danon5
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 05:30 pm
Yeah, MA,

It's my plan to begin planning something exciting for Wednesdays.

PostIt =
"Begin planning something exciting for Wednesdays tomorrow."
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Stradee
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 06:05 pm
Wow! Great photo and info, ehBeth!

sumac, you inquired about bees in the United States disappearing at an alarming rate. There's also a North Carolina agricultural link at the bottom of the page.

http://imageserv01.yss4.com/images/cache/0xc92d4d4b41fff497c0a80a36.jpeg

Eagle Nebula photo taken by Hubble

http://www.space.com/images/bestgalactic_eagleneb_03.jpg
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Aa
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 07:04 pm
Once upon a time, Wednesday was slangily called "Hump Day". Then the newer and titter-provoking definition of the penultimate word in that sentence drove the earlier usage out, as so often happens when words become tee-hee producers.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 07:57 pm
Interesting that in German, it is Tuesday which is named after Odin. At least, I believe that's the derivation of Dienstag (the 'o' gets lost in the transliteration). The English, on the other hand, have named the third day of the week after Tiw, a less important Teutonic diety. In German, Wednesday is just called Mitwoch, i.e. 'middle of the week.'
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Stradee
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 08:22 pm
Merry and Aa ~

Come si dice Wednesday in Italiano? Mercoledì


Did you all see the B_15A? Check out the traveling berg in Antartica!

http://earth.esa.int/ew/special_events/iceberg-b15_antartic/_images/B15_16_May.gif

http://earth.esa.int/ew/special_events/iceberg-b15_antartic/sp_iceberg-b15.htm
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Stradee
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 09:20 pm
Check out the new "Store Wars", staring Cupe and Obie One Conoli Very Happy

www.storewars.org/flash/index.html

<or ya all can sit in a theatre line on lawn chairs waiting for a movie ticket>

<grin>
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danon5
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 09:29 pm
That's interesting Stradee - really nice photo from Hubble.
The iceberg pix reminds me of the Baja Peninsula - it's actually drifting North. The scientists predict that at some time in the future which I don't remember exactly the Baja will be in the Arctic Circle. Bummer for the cactus.

Aa,
I just love the phrase. And, I also remember when it was popular to say that. Yep, it did have certain sexual undertones in the male world - (that undefined area between young mens ears).........

Merry Andrew,
Many years ago I read about the origin of the days of the week. Hmmm, Must find it again. If Stradee is referring to Murcury - that figure was also known as Hermes - the messenger of the Greek Gods. He is the origin of the Caduceus - which is the medical emblem today.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 09:36 pm
Yes, and, of course, in French Wednesday is Mercredi. Again, the Mercury/Hermes reference. I don't see, though, how we can equate Mercury/Hermes with Odin/Wodin/Wotan, which is where our word 'Wednesday' comes from. Now, if Tiw can be somehow identified with the war god, Mars, then 'Tuesday' dovetails nicely with Mardi.

How'd we got onto this subject anyway?
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Stradee
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 11:01 pm
Danon, the Hubble link features 20 of Space.coms best gallactic pics, the photos quite beautiful.

Of course you are hilarious Laughing Ranges are contiually moving and shifting, so if you callibrate the speed <2-3 inches per year> X 100 - I figure Mt Konacti will arrive at the San Francisco docks 15 - 25 years from today <or float if the rain continues> right past the bay bridge, and stop at the Embarcadero <have a beer> then continue traveling down the penninsula and stop at Baja where the new ski lodges will reside. Cacti moguls? LOL

Danon, I have no idea what i'm talking about, <are you kidding?> grin

Merry, Aa and all you adorable wildclickers - I bid you good evening.
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danon5
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 07:23 am
Stradee,
No, I'm not kidding. Continental Drift exists - and is still very active.

Not active enough to cause us to have to update our maps though...... laugh.

The earthquake that caused the recent SE Asia Tsunami did move entire island land masses there over 60 feet instantly. There may be some new maps drawn in that case.

Well, I have clicked while I can before being possibly relocated without my approval.

Or struck by a meteor.
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Stradee
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 09:10 am
Dan, of course your correct, it was me zonin'. Razz

Read somewhere the arctic map will be revised since B_15A began drifting though <yesterdays news somewhere> and on the National Geograpic channel, they talked about the flood during Noah's lifetime with computer inhancement of how the water from the Mediteranian traveled covering land masses. National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Robert Ballard leads a National Geographic expedition to look for proof that people were living there at the time of an ancient flood

What is also remarkable is the wooden ship found - the mast and outline of the craft still in tact, and if I remember correctly those who began the search were following the writings of Homer where he describes such a ship. So of course historically the find amazing also.

The name of the program is "In Search Of Noah's Flood" airing again May 21st - National Geographic channel.

pssst, carry an umbrella <grin>
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