The HoneyBee, Varroa, Vibration, and CCD

The HoneyBee, Varroa, Vibration, and CCD

Note that this is not a paid promotion for John Harding, but since we have posted several times in the past regarding the apparent HoneyBee die-off , Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), John had emailed directly regarding the subject. Being a career beekeeper, we thought it would be an interesting point of view to present John’s…

State Tax Burden

State Tax Burden

One way to look at State tax burden when comparing one state with another, is to use the same weighting factor (or value, or importance) for each category (sales tax, income tax, property tax). If you value each category the same, that is, sales tax is just as important to you as income tax which…

Lowest to Highest Taxes by State

Lowest to Highest Taxes by State

Wondering which U.S. State may be better to live in regarding their taxes and tax burden? While we cannot escape taxes, we can make decisions which will minimize our overall State tax burden, depending on each of our own financial situations and objectives. In this article, we will address property tax, income tax, and sales…

Pole Shift: North Races, South Crawls

Pole Shift: North Races, South Crawls

Permalink While the speed of the earth’s magnetic north pole shift has drastically sped up lately to about 34 miles per year (55 km), let’s look at what is happening with the south magnetic pole. Every magnetic field has two polarities, North and South for example, and one might think that whatever is happening with…

Alarming NOAA data, Rapid Pole Shift

Alarming NOAA data, Rapid Pole Shift

The NOAA National Geophysical Data Center maintains a data set of annual magnetic north pole coordinates going back to the year 1590, derived from early measurements from ships logs to modern day techniques. Noting that there has been lots of reporting of pole shift lately, to the point where the phenomenon is actually causing real-world…

Magnetic Pole Shift May Close Airports

Magnetic Pole Shift May Close Airports

Permalink The recent changes at Tampa Bay International Airport regarding magnetic pole re-calibration and runway closure, chart alignment and runway number paint, could become a normal procedure for airports across the land. As an example nearby Peter O’Knight Airport is also scheduling similar changes at their facility. It’s no surprise to many people that the…

How Big are Volcano Magma Chambers?

How Big are Volcano Magma Chambers?

Permalink Remember that volcano that disrupted European air traffic for a few weeks during April, 2010? Have any idea how big its magma chamber would be if it were shaped like a sphere? Volcanoes are rated on a scale called the Volcanic Explosivity Index, or VEI. The VEI scale ranges from 1 to 8, and…

Security Tips at Home, Work, and On-The-Road

Security Tips at Home, Work, and On-The-Road

Permalink Given the recent forecast from trends researcher Gerald Celente who believes that crime will soon be going up, Crime Wave 2011, you might ask, “What can I do to prevent crime near me, or to avoid being a victim of crime?” Assess the situation where you live, where you work, and while out and…

How SDO captures images of the Sun – Solar Dynamic Observatory

How SDO captures images of the Sun – Solar Dynamic Observatory

Permalink The upcoming solar cycle maximum is due to peak during 2012 and 2013. We will be seeing more and more images of the sun as an increasing number of sunspots, solar flares, and CME’s (coronal mass ejection) get our attention and make the news over the next few years. Given the interest of this…