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  1. Scientists say the H5N1 virus is mutating steadily and may eventually acquire the changes it needs to be easily transmitted from human to human. Because people lack any immunity to it, it could sweep the world in weeks or months, killing millions. Iraq says treating 12 possible human bird flu cases
  2. Let's hope that the privatized field (Virgin Galactic and others..) will continually take steps forward that NASA fails to take because of the lack of funding. They took a huge step 2 years ago (there or about) and I really believe if they continually persue this, then it will ensure the beginnings of a new era for not only the US, but the entire world.. I don't know if any of you ever read Michael Crichton's, Timeline but here is the introduction. I feel it is relevant to what is being dicussed... Timeline by Michael Crichton A hundred years ago, as the nineteenth century drew to a close, scientists around the world were satisfied that they had arrived at an accurate picture of the physical world. As physicist Alastair Rae put it, "By the end of the nineteenth century it seemed that the basic fundamental principles governing the behavior of the physical universe were known."* Indeed, many scientists said that the study of physics was nearly completed: no big discoveries remained to be made, only details and finishing touches. But late in the final decade, a few curiosities came to light. Roentgen discovered rays that passed through flesh; because they were unexplained, he called them X rays. Two months later, Henri Becquerel accidentally found that a piece of uranium ore emitted something that fogged photographic plates. And the electron, the carrier of electricity, was discovered in 1897. Yet on the whole, physicists remained calm, expecting that these oddities would eventually be explained by existing theory. No one would have predicted that within five years their complacent view of the world would be shockingly upended, producing an entirely new conception of the universe and entirely new technologies that would transform daily life in the twentieth century in unimaginable ways. If you were to say to a physicist in 1899 that in 1999, a hundred years later, moving images would be transmitted into homes all over the world from satellites in the sky; that bombs of unimaginable power would threaten the species; that antibiotics would abolish infectious disease but that disease would fight back; that women would have the vote, and pills to control reproduction; that millions of people would take to the air every hour in aircraft capable of taking off and landing without human touch; that you could cross the Atlantic at two thousand miles an hour; that humankind would travel to the moon, and then lose interest; that microscopes would be able to see individual atoms; that people would carry telephones weighing a few ounces, and speak anywhere in the world without wires; or that most of these miracles depended on devices the size of a postage stamp, which utilized a new theory called quantum mechanics - if you said all this, the physicist would almost certainly pronounce you mad. Most of these developments could not have been predicted in 1899, because prevailing scientific theory said they were impossible. And for the few developments that were not impossible, such as airplanes, the sheer scale of their eventual use would have defied comprehension. One might have imagined an airplane - but ten thousand airplanes in the air at the same time would have been beyond imagining. So it is fair to say that even the most informed scientists, standing on the threshold of the twentieth century, had no idea what was to come. Now that we stand on the threshold of the twenty-first century, the situation is oddly similar. Once again, physicists believe the physical world has been explained, and that no further revolutions lie ahead. Because of prior history, they no longer express this view publicly, but they think it just the same. Some observers have even gone so far as to argue that science as a discipline has finished its work; that there is nothing important left for science to discover. But just as the late nineteenth century gave hints of what was to come, so the late twentieth century also provides some clues to the future. One of the most important is the interest in so-called quantum technology. This is an effort on many fronts to create a new technology that utilizes the fundamental nature of subatomic reality, and it promises to revolutionize our ideas of what is possible. Quantum technology flatly contradicts our common sense ideas of how the world works. It posits a world where computers operate without being turned on and objects are found without looking for them. An unimaginably powerful computer can be built from a single molecule. Information moves instantly between two points, without wires or networks. Distant objects are examined without any contact. Computers do their calculations in other universes. And teleportation - "Beam me up, Scotty" - is ordinary and used in many different ways. In the 1990s, research in quantum technology began to show results. In 1995, quantum ultrasecure messages were sent over a distance of eight miles, suggesting that a quantum Internet would be built in the coming century. In Los Alamos, physicists measured the thickness of a human hair using laser light that was never actually shone on the hair, but only might have been. This bizarre, "counterfactual" result initiated a new field of interaction-free detection: what has been called "finding something without looking." And in 1998, quantum teleportation was demonstrated in three laboratories around the world - in Innsbruck, in Rome and at Cal Tech.* Physicist Jeff Kimble, leader of the Cal Tech team, said that quantum teleportation could be applied to solid objects: "The quantum state of one entity could be transported to another entity. . . . We think we know how to do that."² Kimble stopped well short of suggesting they could teleport a human being, but he imagined that someone might try with a bacterium. These quantum curiosities, defying logic and common sense, have received little attention from the public, but they will. According to some estimates, by the first decades of the new century, the majority of physicists around the world will work in some aspect of quantum technology.
  3. Agreed but a "whole lot" of people may die everyday if this becomes serious (in which it already is according to health officials), including the people/kids who you say are starving...So you may not want to believe it will become anything worth shedding a tear over but on the other hand, it may...
  4. Tonic - If You Could Only See If you could only see the way she loves me, Then maybe you would understand Why I feel this way about our love, And what I must do. If you could only see how blue her eyes can be When she says, When she says she loves me. Well you got your reasons And you got your lies And you got your manipulations They cut me down to size. Sayin' you love but you don't You give your love but you won't If you could only see the way she loves me Then maybe you would understand Why I feel this way about our love And what I must do If you could only see how blue her eyes can be When she says When she says she loves me Seems the road less traveled Shows happiness unraveled And you got to take a little dirt To keep what you love That's what you gotta do Sayin' you love but you don't You give your love but you won't You're stretching out your arms to something that's just not there Sayin' you love where you stand Give your heart when you can If you could only see the way she loves me Then maybe you would understand Why I feel this way about our love And what I must do If you could only see how blue her eyes can be When she says, When she says she loves me. Sayin' you love but you don't Give your love but you won't Sayin' you love where you stand Give your heart when you can If you could only see the way she loves me Then maybe you would understand Why I feel this way about our love And what I must do If you could only see how blue her eyes can be When she says, When she says she loves me.
  5. Just like RMT said, there is no reason why you shouldn't answer at least some of our questions. Are you that afraid of being exposed? So again, I will write this most important question out for you... - With the opening ceremonies for the 2006 Winter Olympics drawing near and if you are so in tune to what Titor stated before (forget?, "There will be no OFFICIAL Olympics after 2004"), then what are your thoughts on this? They most certainly will not be cancelled in less than 2 weeks. There is no reason for you to be "Vague" about this certain topic since in two weeks, it will belong in our present and not the future. Is it because if you are wrong, then your hoax will not last as long as you hoped? Please explain..
  6. Here are some other questions worth reading into... Since 1997, bird flu has killed tens of millions of birds in several countries, and claimed the lives of dozens of people. Most people became sick through close contact with infected birds. But in a few instances, the H5N1 strain of the virus, which is uncommonly lethal, appears to have spread from person to person. So far, the cases of human-to-human transmission have been rare and self-contained. But some experts fear that as the virus continues to mutate, it may produce a new, equally deadly strain that spreads easily among people, leading to a worldwide pandemic. This troubling scenario has raised many questions. Here, James Steckelberg, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., answers some of them. Bird flu has been in the news a lot lately. Have governments suddenly become more aware of a potential problem, or has the threat grown more serious? Worldwide epidemics (pandemics) of influenza aren't new; historically, they've occurred at approximately 25- to 30-year intervals and, like hurricanes and earthquakes, are natural events. Past pandemics have tended to occur when strains of influenza already present in animals adapt to human transmission. Concern about the disease has intensified recently for several reasons. One is the appearance of several human cases of H5N1 influenza in regions previously unaffected by bird flu. Another is the news that researchers have determined that the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed 50 million people, was a bird flu that jumped to humans. And the H5N1 virus continues to spread among poultry in more and more countries. The feeling among health officials and agencies worldwide is that it would be irresponsible not to be prepared, especially since we appear to be underprepared right now. How long might it take for the bird flu to mutate into a serious human threat? That's the question of the hour, and the truth is, no one knows. We do know a few important things about H5N1, the bird flu subtype that is the greatest cause for concern. First, H5N1 is particularly virulent, killing close to 100 percent of susceptible birds and more than half the people who have been infected. Second, the virus appears to be spreading, including most recently to Europe; it has now killed tens of millions of birds in a number of countries. Third, it seems to be affecting more and more species, including cats, which usually aren't susceptible to bird flu, and pigs, which traditionally have been a species that acts as a "mixing bowl" for viruses transmitted between birds and people. But whether this virus will ever make the genetic changes needed to infect humans on a mass scale, or how long that might take — there's just no way of knowing. If the disease were to become transmissible among humans, how likely is a rapid worldwide spread? Right now, there's no evidence of sustained, efficient, human-to-human transmission. Most cases of bird flu in humans appear to have come from contact with infected birds, not infected people. When the virus has been passed from one person to another, such as was the case with a Vietnamese mother and daughter, the illness has been confined to close family members and doesn't seem to have spread to the wider community. This indicates that at least for now, the virus hasn't discovered how to effectively move from human to human. If the virus mutates enough so that it spreads quickly among people, the great worry — and this wasn't true in 1918 — is modern transportation. Theoretically, infected people could board a plane and unwittingly carry the virus to the other side of the world in a matter of hours. Some public health officials foresee dire consequences an epidemic akin to the flu pandemic of 1918, which killed millions of people. Is this likely? Some of what's driving this concern is the historical perspective. An influenza pandemic occurs when a virus mutates so drastically from previous strains that people have little natural immunity, and so large numbers of people get sick or die. Flu pandemics typically occur about once every 30 years. Because the last pandemic took place in 1968, the thinking is that we're due for another one. And because there would be little natural immunity to H5N1, the effects could conceivably be devastating. Are effective vaccines to prevent bird flu available? If so, is there enough to treat everyone around the world? There's no commercially available vaccine as of yet, although prototypes that may offer some protection against the H5N1 strain are being studied. Once a specific vaccine is ready to go, it could take six to 12 months or more to produce meaningful supplies. More readily available, and the primary treatment option right now, is the flu drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu), which may help limit symptoms and reduce chances the disease will spread. But it's not clear how effective this drug will be against bird flu. In Southeast Asia, H5N1 strains seem to have become resistant to it fairly quickly, and resistance to anti-flu drugs is growing worldwide. What's more, Tamiflu has to be taken within two days of the appearance of symptoms, which might prove logistically difficult on a worldwide scale, even if there were enough of the drug to go around. Nevertheless, governments are stockpiling Tamiflu, but that doesn't mean that individuals should. For one thing, the drug is in short supply, and if there were a pandemic, it would be needed to treat infected people and help control the spread of the virus. Young children and older adults are at greatest risk of regular flu. Who is most at risk of bird flu? The 1918 strain was most lethal in adults in the prime of life, which means that pandemic strains may behave differently from the strains of flu that normally circulate. On the other hand, children seem very susceptible to bird flu, but that may be because they are more likely to have contact with infected birds or to play on ground contaminated with droppings. So far, people of all ages have contracted and died of bird flu. Is there anything I can do to prepare for a potential bird flu outbreak? The best thing to do is to take reasonable precautions. For instance, continue to get annual flu shots. They won't protect you from bird flu specifically, but they will reduce the risk of simultaneous infection with human and bird flu viruses the main way that viruses swap genes, leading to new strains that can cause pandemics. Beyond that, the best protection is to wash your hands thoroughly and often and to avoid people who are sick or to stay home if you're sick yourself. If you're traveling to areas where bird flu is prevalent, there are additional precautions you should take: Avoid rural areas, wild birds and open-air markets, and steer clear of ice cream and any other foods that contain raw or undercooked eggs because the shells may be contaminated with droppings. What is a good way to monitor news on bird flu? How can I separate reliable information from speculation? Two good sources for factual information are the Web sites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Again, the reason I am doing this is because I feel people need to be informed on this just in case the H5N1 strand mutates into a human to human form. This particular section is the most viewed and has the most threads, so I felt that it would be the best to post this certain topic in.
  7. Q: What is bird flu? Like humans and other species, birds are susceptible to flu. There are 15 types of bird, or avian, flu. The most contagious strains, which are usually fatal in birds, are H5 and H7. The type currently causing concern is the deadly strain H5N1, which can prove fatal to humans. Migratory wildfowl, notably wild ducks, are natural carriers of the viruses, but are unlikely to actually develop an infection. The risk is that they pass it on to domestic birds, who are much more suscpetible to the virus. Q: How do humans catch bird flu? Bird flu was thought only to infect birds until the first human cases were seen in Hong Kong in 1997. Humans catch the disease through close contact with live infected birds. Birds excrete the virus in their faeces, which dry and become pulverised, and are then inhaled. Symptoms are similar to other types of flu - fever, malaise, sore throats and coughs. People can also develop conjunctivitis. Researchers are now concerned because scientists studying a case in Vietnam found the virus can affect all parts of the body, not just the lungs. This could mean that many illnesses, and even deaths, thought to have been caused by something else, may have been due to the bird flu virus. Q: Is it possible to stop bird flu coming into a country? Because it is carried by birds, there is no way of preventing its spread. But that does not mean it will be passed to domestic flocks. Experts say proper poultry controls - such as preventing wild birds getting in to poultry houses - which are present in the UK, should prevent that happening. In addition, they say monitoring of the migratory patterns of wild birds should provide early alerts of the arrival of infected flocks - meaning they could be targeted on arrival. Q: How many people have been affected? As of 9 January, 2006, the World Health Organisation had confirmed 146 cases of H5N1 in humans in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, China and Turkey, leading to 76 deaths. Q: Fourteen cases have been reported in Turkey since the start of this year. Why this sudden cluster? The WHO has yet to confirm all these cases, but even if it does, there may well be a simple explanation. For instance, increased media coverage means that individuals are more aware of the disease and are simply more willing to come forward and be tested. There is also the possibility that the infection among domestic poultry had not been properly identified in Turkey. But the most worrying explanation is that H5N1 has mutated into a form that can jump more easily between chickens and humans. If this is the case then it also increases the chances of the virus mutating into a form that can pass easily between humans - as it is more likely to mix with human influenza viruses. This is the real fear. Experts believe the virus could exchange genes with a human flu virus if a person was simultaneously infected with both. The more this double infection happens, the higher the chance a new virus could be created and be passed from person to person, they say. Concern has also been raised by research which showed that the virus which caused the 1918 pandemic was an avian flu virus. Q: But it can't yet be passed from person to person? For the most part, humans have contracted the virus following very close contact with sick birds. There may have been examples of human-to-human transmission, but so far not in the form which could fuel a pandemic. A case in Thailand indicated the probable transmission of the virus from a girl who had the disease to her mother, who also died. The girl's aunt, who was also infected, survived the virus. UK virology expert Professor John Oxford said these cases indicated the basic virus could be passed between humans, and predicted similar small clusters of cases would be seen again. It is not the only instance where it has been thought bird flu has been passed between humans. In 2004, two sisters died in Vietnam after possibly contracting bird flu from their brother who had died from an unidentified respiratory illness. In a similar case in Hong Kong in 1997, a doctor possibly caught the disease from a patient with the H5N1 virus - but it was never conclusively proved. Q: What would the consequences of a mass outbreak be? Once the virus gained the ability to pass easily between humans the results could be catastrophic. Worldwide, experts predict anything between two million and 50 million deaths. However the mortality rate - which presently stands at around 50% of confirmed cases - could decline as it mutates, they say. Q: Is there a vaccine? There is not yet a definitive vaccine, but prototypes which offer protection against the H5N1 strain are being produced. But antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu which are already available and being stockpiled by countries such as the UK, may help limit symptoms and reduce the chances the disease will spread. Concerns have been prompted by news that patients in Vietnam have become partially resistant to the Tamiflu, the drug that doctors plan to use to tackle a human bird flu outbreak. Scientists say it may be helpful to have stocks of other drugs from the same family such as Relenza (zanamivir). Q: Can I continue to eat chicken? Yes. Experts say avian flu is not a food-borne virus, so eating chicken is safe. The only people thought to be at risk are those involved in the slaughter and preparation of meat that may be infected. However, the World Health Organisation recommends, to be absolutely safe all meat should be cooked to a temperature of at least 70C. Eggs should also be thoroughly cooked. Professor Hugh Pennington of Aberdeen University underlined the negligible risk to consumers: "The virus is carried in the chicken's gut. "A person would have to dry out the chicken meat and would have to sniff the carcass to be at any risk. But even then, it would be very hard to become infected." Q: What is being done to contain the virus in the countries affected? Millions of birds have been culled in an attempt to stop the spread of the disease among birds, which would in turn stop it being passed on to humans. web page
  8. I am going to start keeping up with this new flu virus and posting relevant articles. I realize that this has nothing to do with Time Travel but since this virus could mutate into a form where it could be transmitted from humans to other humans and kill potentially millions among millions, I felt as if opening up a thread was the right thing to do. I will look out every day for new articles concerning the Avian Flu. Background on the Avian Flu - H5N1 Virus Avian influenza (also known as bird flu) is a type of influenza virulent in birds. It was first identified in Italy in the early 1900s and is now known to exist worldwide. Infection The causative agent is the avian influenza (AI) virus. AI viruses all belong to the influenza virus A genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family and are negative-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Avian influenza spreads in the air and in manure. Wild fowl often act as resistant carriers, spreading it to more susceptible domestic stocks. It can also be transmitted by contaminated feed, water, equipment and clothing; however, there is no evidence that the virus can survive in well cooked meat. The incubation period is 3 to 5 days. Symptoms in animals vary, but virulent strains can cause death within a few days Avian Influenza in Humans While avian influenza spreads rapidly among birds, it does not infect humans easily, and there is no confirmed evidence of human-to-human transmission. Of the 15 subtypes known, only subtypes H5 and H7 are known to be capable of crossing the species barrier. The symptoms of avian influenza in humans are akin to those of human influenza, ie. fever, sore throat, cough and in severe cases pneumonia. Human deaths from avian influenza were unknown until 1997, when six people in Hong Kong died from the particularly virulent H5N1 strain. In January 2004, a major new outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza surfaced again in Vietnam and Thailand's poultry industry, and within weeks spread to ten countries and regions in Asia, including Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and China. Intensive efforts were undertaken to slaughter chickens, ducks and geese (over 40 million chickens alone were slaughtered in high-infection areas), and the outbreak was contained by March, but the total human death toll in Vietnam and Thailand was 23 people. It is feared that if the avian influenza virus undergoes antigenic shift with a human influenza virus, the new subtype created could be both highly contagious and highly lethal in humans. Such a subtype could cause a global influenza pandemic, similar to the Spanish Flu that killed over 20 million people in 1918. In February 2004, avian influenza virus was detected in pigs in Vietnam, increasing fears of the emergence of new variant strains. Fresh outbreaks in poultry were confirmed in Ayutthaya and Pathumthani provinces of Thailand, and Chaohu city in Anhui, China, in July 2004. In North America, the presence of avian influenza was confirmed at several poultry farms in British Columbia in February 2004. As of April 2004, 18 farms have been quarantined to halt the spread of the virus. Two cases of humans with avian influenza have been confirmed in that region. In August 2004 Avian Flu was confirmed in Kampung Pasir, Kelantan, Malaysia. Two chickens were confirmed to be carrying H5N1. As a result Singapore has imposed a ban on the importation of chickens and poultry products. Similarly the EU has slapped a ban on Malaysian poultry products. A cull of all poultry has been ordered by the government within a 10KM radius of the location of this outbreak Prevention and Treatment Avian influenza in humans can be detected reliably with standard influenza tests. Antiviral drugs are clinically effective in both preventing and treating the disease. Vaccines, however, take at least four months to produce and must be prepared for each subtype. Increasing Virulence In July 2004 researchers, headed by H. Deng of the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Harbin, China and Professor Robert Webster of the St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, reported results of experiments in which mice had been exposed to 21 isolates of confirmed H5N1 strains obtained from ducks in China between 1999 and 2002. They found "a clear temporal pattern of progressively increasing pathogenicity". Bird Flu Background Link Latest article from Jan. 23, 2006 Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Bird flu has killed two more people, bringing the total number of deaths since the virus emerged in humans to at least 82, the World Health Organization said today on its Web site. The deadly H5N1 virus that causes avian influenza has infected 151 people since 2003, when the first bird-to-human transmission occurred in eastern Asia, the WHO said. The most recently confirmed deaths occurred in Indonesia, the group said. Bird flu has spread from Southeast Asia to the fringe of Europe in recent weeks, heightening concerns that it may mutate into a form that can be passed from one person to the other. Such a virus may touch off a flu pandemic similar to the one that killed as many as 50 million people in 1918. The U.S., the European Union, Japan and others last week pledged $1.9 billion to fight the H5N1 virus that causes bird flu and prevent a pandemic should the virus adapt to humans. About 140 million fowl worldwide have died or been culled to stem outbreaks, causing more than $10 billion of economic losses. In Turkey, the government has confirmed 21 human infections and almost 1 million fowl have died or been killed to stem outbreaks. Analysis of viral material from one patient in Turkey showed genetic mutations where the virus binds to human cells, the WHO said last week. The genetic change indicates the virus may bind more readily to human cells than to avian cells. China's health ministry reported the nation's 10th case of bird flu infection, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today. A 29-year-old woman from Jinhua Town of Chengdu City, in China's Sichuan Province, has avian influenza, Xinhua said, citing the health ministry. The woman is hospitalized in critical condition, the news agency reported. Latest Bird Flu Article Link If any of you object to this then I am sorry, I just wanted to keep everyone updated on the current flu. Also, if there are any articles that you wish to show or if there are any comments, feel free to write anything you wish.
  9. I believe he is either dead or on another planet (sarcasm) because if you think about it this way, we found Saddam Hussein living in a hole in the ground. If Bin Laden was still alive and kicking, I think we would have found him by now, 4 1/2 years after 9/11. It's crazy to think that you can find a person in a hole in the ground but that proves how far tracking technology (and intelligence) has gone, so why wouldn't we be able to find Bin Laden? The tapes on the other hand, I think, are fake due to the fact that (not being sterotypical) everyone in the Mideast looks alike and with today's technology, it's not very hard to portray someone else. It would be much harder to do that in Europe and USA since we have a wide variety of ethnicities, which is a good thing but that's a different story in the Mideast. But, even if there are still people trying to keep the terrorism alive, then we will always have a problem, no matter who's face is on the tube...
  10. Haha! Only if you are prepared to taste the best blueberries ever! Lets just hope that the cat. 5 hurricane doesn't wipe us out! :P ;)
  11. Hey! I am from the Blueberry Capital of the World! Go figure..
  12. Re: 1st Annual \"Titor Was BS\" Party- 1 Jan 2006 no one wants to make any predictions (or guess) ?? It doesn't have to be limited to just the USA. Other people from other countries can participate!
  13. forgive my ignorance, but who are you replying to? Are you not going to answer any of our questions? I thought that was what you were here for? :confused:
  14. Sorry, RMT, if we posted the same thing, haha. I was in the midst of posting and didn't see your post until after. But that proves a point that two people can find the exact same faults, that must mean something?
  15. Let me see if I can find a recent article about this... Ah yes... Google Search Here is another recent event going on... Real Estate Current Events See a trend here? No? Here is another article about "CURRENT" events that you seem to be pulling information from...in this case, the death of President Ford... President Ford I mean it's one thing to make predictions, but pulling them from some current events that happened in the past week? This really makes you look bad.. I am not even going to get into the rest of your predicitions because in my opinion, it is not even worth wasting my time...
  16. If only you were here to ask Titor these same questions, I would have liked to see how his story would have turned out!
  17. go rainman, go rainman, go, go, go! :D RainmanTime, you're so fine, you're so find you blow my mind, go RainmanTime!
  18. Agreed but as for the category. 5 hurricane hitting Boston, I will be watching this one verrryyyyy closely. Just don't go around saying that one to a meteorologist... :yum: And as shadow689 asked, are you claiming to be some sort of time traveler or a prophet? If so, what time are you from? How about telling us when the first hurricane of '06 forms?
  19. Ok then what is the deal with the Olympics. Titor said that there would be no official olympics after 2004 and we are about a month away from the "Official" 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. What are your thoughts on this?
  20. Greetings XavierCage, Here are some questions for you to ponder over... How did you come to this time and what time are you from? Are you part of a certain project in going back in time? If so what is it called and what is the basis of this project? How did you accomplish traveling through time? What will be the next big thing to happen if we are still going to have a civil war? How old and where are you from (time and place). This is all for now, thanks!
  21. A category five hurricane probably never hit above NJ because of many reasons. The first and most important reason is the earth's rotation. Hurricanes gain strength and usually begin between 14 and 25 degrees latitude. Due to the earth's rotation being more relevant at these latitudes, a cat 5 hurricane and even a cat 4 hurricane will most likely never hit above NJ. The earth's rotation helps fuel the hurricane and make it stronger, but even if it becomes a cat 5 near cuba, it will almost always lessen to at least a cat. 3 or less by the time it reaches land in the north. There has only been around 2 or 3 (I don't really remember) cat. 5 hurricanes that actually made landfall and these were in the southern states... Another reason deals with cold water. As you probably know, warmer water also fuels the hurricane in which the temperature of the water in florida compared to boston is about a 30 degree difference, especially in July. The warmer water will create more moisture in the atmosphere and intesify the hurricane. Probability of a Hurricane. As you can see, it is very low to hit anywhere above New York. All these images are pretty much self explanatory and prove that is highly unlikey for a cat. 5 hurricane to hit anywhere from the likes of Atlantic City, NJ to Maine.
  22. Re: I'm from around 47880 A.D. (give or take a decade) proof n. confirmation of a fact by evidence. In a court trial proof is what the trier of the fact (jury or judge without a jury) needs to become satisfied the evidence shows by "a preponderance of the evidence" in civil (non-criminal) cases and "beyond a reasonable doubt" in criminal prosecutions. So how can you "satisfy" us?
  23. I like it! I am interested to see what the next post holds!
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