“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Friday, July 8, 2011

Stunning Video of The Dust Storm that Moved Through Phoenix on Wednesday

I can't imagine living back in the early 19th century when dust storms were prevalent.  Imagine waking up one morning, tending to your crops, or farm animals, when, not too far in the distance, you notice a huge brownish-black cloud heading towards you. These weren't just ordinary clouds, they were huge storms of wind, dust, and depending how powerful they were, other elements of nature that were carried with them too.  

Dust storms like the one that occurred in Phoenix, Arizona two days ago, were common in the western days; Especially in the mid-west, down from Texas up to the Dakotas.  While almost everyone calls them sandstorms; here in the states we tend to call them dust storms.  Unbeknownst to you, they still occur in "arid regions throughout the world," known as haboobs.

Courtesy: http://www.mikeolbinski.com/ and http://www.krazywake.com/
These amazing pictures were shot by two photographers - Mike Olbinski and Blaine Coury - in Arizona. These time-lapse videos show a wall of dust moving through the city of Phoenix in Arizona. Sandstorms like this happen during the region's monsoon season, which is underway. They occur over desert land and can reach thousands of feet into the air, spurred by strong winds. The dense cloud dramatically reduced visibility, grounding flights at a major airport and leaving thousands without electricity. p.s. A haboob is a type of intense sandstorm commonly observed in arid regions throughout the world.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Looks like a scene from a disaster film. It's the end of the world and we're all going out real dirty.

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