Monday, September 28, 2015

NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

recurring slope lineae
These dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water. Recently, planetary scientists detected hydrated salts on these slopes at Hale crater, corroborating their original hypothesis that the streaks are indeed formed by liquid water. The blue color seen upslope of the dark streaks are thought not to be related to their formation, but instead are from the presence of the mineral pyroxene.

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons. They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times.

“Our quest on Mars has been to ‘follow the water,’ in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we’ve long suspected,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water -- albeit briny -- is flowing today on the surface of Mars.”

These downhill flows, known as recurring slope lineae (RSL), often have been described as possibly related to liquid water. The new findings of hydrated salts on the slopes point to what that relationship may be to these dark features. The hydrated salts would lower the freezing point of a liquid brine, just as salt on roads here on Earth causes ice and snow to melt more rapidly. Scientists say it’s likely a shallow subsurface flow, with enough water wicking to the surface to explain the darkening.
Finally...A Very Good Week
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on

What a good week last week was for 'We the People.' A grand slam of sorts as first, the FBI announced that they indeed had retrieved some of Hillary's deleted emails and will probably be able to retrieve them all...then RINO extraordinaire, Speaker of the House John Boehner, announced that he will be stepping down both as Speaker and as Congressman from Ohio at the end of October ...and just this past Saturday, Pamela Geller let it be known that the Ground Zero mega-mosque had been forever defeated and will NEVER be built at Ground Zero.

Let's start with Pamela Geller and islam's oh-so-wanted slap-in-the-face to all we hold dear. We all know what happened on a sunny day back on September 11, 2001 when America and the world as we knew it changed forever...innocence and naivety were lost to the ages as islam declared war on America...and 3000 Americans became heroes in the blink of an eye. And as if to trample on the souls of the dead, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wanted erected at 15 Park Place...a mere two blocks from Ground Zero...a 15-story 'so-called' islamic cultural center on what will forever be American holy ground.

Setting off a rightful national outcry, Pamela Geller and her SIOA partner Robert Spencer led the fight against this abomination as it became known that islamists build mosques at the sites of conquests and victories. Organizing and leading rallies and protests...the largest of which was on September 11, 2010...and I was honored to be there...Pamela NEVER let up in her quest to bring honor to the dead and to make sure their memories would NOT be defiled by a building that paid homage to those out to kill us all. And thanks to Pamela's non-stop efforts, property developer Sharif El-Gamal finally caved to pressure, and that coupled with a lack of much needed funding, has led him to decide instead to build a luxury condominium on the site. And now 3,000 American souls can Rest in Everlasting Peace thanks to Pamela Geller...a true American hero.

Next up is the happiness we on the right are feeling as we watch Hillary 'What Difference Does It Make' Clinton and her presidential aspirations crash and burn and it's all of her own accord as last week the F.B.I. announced that they had retrieved from Hillary's secret server that she thought was wiped clean some of her undisclosed work-related emails as well as personal emails from when she was Secretary of State.

Among these emails first discovered by the Defense Department and then passed onto the State Department’s inspector general was a thread between Hillary and General David Patraeus, who was then commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) that started on January 10, 2009 before Hillary became Secretary of State and was on her older email account...which she claims she NO longer has access to. Then on January 28th...a week after being sworn in as Secretary of State...Hillary switched this conversation and all future conversations until she resigned as Secretary of State on February 1, 2013 onto her private email address on her private server where she continued her conversation with Patraeus until February 1, know the private email address and server Hillary's people claim was NOT used until March 28, 2009...yeah right.

And while 'officials' are saying that NO classified information was discussed on the thread...even though an official determination has NOT yet been made...Hillary and Patraeus did discuss government personnel which is indeed work related, and proves Hillary did NOT turn over all the emails requested of her even after signing a statement in August that she did so. In fact, according to State Department spokesman John Kirby, these newly recovered emails were NOT previously in the possession of the State Department, but now have been forwarded to Congress and will be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests, meaning 'We the People' will eventually get to see them.

Also, an unnamed State Department official claimed that in their turning over Libya-related emails to Trey Gowdy's Select Committee on Benghazi, they found a "small number" of Benghazi-related emails Hillary deliberately did NOT disclose to the committee. These particular emails...found because they have now been digitized and are now easier to search...are part of the 925 Libya-related emails Hillary did turn over to the State Department.

And in the emails now being examined by the F.B.I. is one from April 2011...sent from Timmy T. Davis, a State Department official who was then a personal aide to Hillary...found in her private email account described the “deteriorating” situation in Libya that concerned American diplomats as they were in the middle of a 'phased checkout' (“paying hotel bills, moving some comms to the boat, etc.”) from Benghazi. Included in that email was also an update from the Africa Command of the Department of Defense detailing Libyan military movements...which indeed is classified information.

Another email the F.B.I. is examining, concerns further issues related to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program...issues that intelligence officials said should have been designated as 'Top Secret' from the beginning because State Department officials could only have obtained said information found in the email from a satellite surveillance program called 'Talent Keyhole'...meaning in NO uncertain terms that the information was 'classified.'

A third email being examined is a copy of a controversial New York Times article about the C.I.A.’s drone program, a program which is indeed classified. In the email, State Department officials complain in comments about aspects of the article, which intelligence officials say makes the comments 'Top Secret.'

So as the F.B.I. continues with its investigation to determine if any of Hillary's newly recovered emails had 'so-called' sensitive information on them and if that information was “inappropriately” passed to Hillary by the infamous Huma Abedin and others... Republican Senator Ron Johnson (WI)...chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Operations Committee...asked the F.B.I. to turn over those newly recovered emails to either the State Department or an independent third party for review to determine if any should have been retained as government records. However, they may be ordered to do so by a federal judge who is already handling a case filed by Judicial Watch, who is trying to obtain copies of all Hillary's emails.

And now once again we wait for answers while deals will be cut with the feds I'm sure...a deal maybe to give up Obama in exchange for keeping her equally sorry butt out of Hillary NOT only tries to save her presidential campaign but herself as well. And all will be done while hubby Billy-Boy bloviates that he is NOT happy about the way the media and Republicans have been treating his wife. Saying Republicans continue to make a big deal out of Hillary’s “alleged email scandal” in an effort to destroy her presidential campaign, Billy knows well that there can be NO formal penalty adjudicated if the individual in Hillary... has left government service...but here there is a 'gray area' because Hillary is running for government in the presidency. So does that still apply or will Hillary finally be made to pay for Benghazi along with her other assorted traitorous actions, and will she take Obama down with her as there is NO love lost between the Clinton's and the Obama's...only time will tell and time is one thing that is running out as the 2016 election looms large.

But for now let's revel a bit in the happiness that once again Hillary has been caught with her hand in the proverbial cookie jar and those cookies are awfully crumbly.

And part three of last week's grand slam is that this past Friday, Speaker of the House John Boehner... RINO extraordinaire...let it be known that at the end of October he will be resigning NOT only his speakership position but his Ohio Congressional seat as well.

Finally caving to pressure from party conservatives, Boehner said that he hopes his resignation will help avert a government shutdown. Saying, “My first job as speaker is to protect the institution,” and that “It had become clear to me that this prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable harm to the institution,” I say who does Boehner think he's kidding for this man, if anything, is calculatingly conniving coupled with now having an urgent need to run as far away from D.C. as possible. And why the need to run...because some of Hillary's supposedly gone forever emails have been recovered by the F.B.I. and Boehner fears his name will be found in some of them.

Let me explain...remember back to April 2014 when my Right Side Patriot Partner and friend Craig Andresen and I did a 3-part investigative report on Benghazi where we tied lose ends together with such precision tightness that the regime tried to shut CPR...the radio station we broadcast from... down. In that report we presented what we believed was the scenario that led to Ambassador Stevens' death including words to the affect that we believed Benghazi was constructed to cover for the 'targeted kill' of Ambassador Christopher Stevens who had found out that Obama was smuggling guns and weapons though Benghazi to the al-Qaeda backed Syrian rebels. And we also stated that it was our belief that towards the end Ambassador Stevens realized the scope of betrayal and that NO help was coming from Hillary or from any other in this administration. And it's at this point that we stated our belief that Stevens reached out to the political in John Boehner...and again got NO help and why, because Boehner was already being blackmailed by the Obama regime.

Also, remember that on September 19, 2012, eight days after the attack and again on October 25, 2012, Boehner met with Leon Panetta...who at this point Boehner still discuss 'issues' like the IRS scandal and such. And you just know that Benghazi was discussed as well, and we believe that Panetta immediately told Obama and Hillary what Boehner told him about Ambassador Stevens begging him for help and for him being unable to do anything to help...thus setting up a foundation to silence Boehner from doing anything but the regime's bidding.

We believed then and still believe now that Boehner knew the names of the others, besides himself, to whom Stevens sent his suspected gun running information to, and that Obama and crew suspected that he knew but at that point were still NOT able to 'break him' if you will, but by blackmailing him on one of two issues...or both... they could somewhat keep him in check. Issue one: with Boehner long suspected of having an affair with Lisbeth Lyons (Vice President for Government Affairs for the American Printers Association and a D.C. lobbyist)... what if Obama and crew had proof of said affair, thus yet another D.C. sex that which destroyed General Petraeus' career and got Billy-Boy impeached...would be born. Issue two: what if Obama and crew had secured copies of Boehner's and Stevens' emails to each other...remember Stevens used his government assigned email address in all his correspondence...where Boehner told the Ambassador his hands were tired and that he could NOT help him. Imagine if that got would NOT only destroy Boehner's career, it would destroy his legacy as well, and possibly leave him open to some sort of charges being brought against him for NOT helping Stevens or at least for NOT bringing Stevens' plea and Hillary's refusal of help to the public.

But if either scenario holds true, John Boehner had to bow out before any mention of him could be found in Hillary's emails, but the timing of his announcement is suspicious at best as it shows a man in fear of being exposed...but being exposed for what exactly. And while Boehner’s stepping down does lessen the chance of a government shutdown next week as Republican leaders push for a short-term funding measure to keep the government operating, and with Boehner NO longer side-tracked by those who threatened his job, do NOT think for a minute that this is the last we will hear from John Boehner...for it won't be as I'm sure Boehner knows more than he's saying and I would NOT doubt that we will soon be hearing about it in a new tell-all book.

But for now last week remains a very good week for 'We the People' and we have every right to relish in that joy for a bit for who knows what this new week will bring...after all in ObamaNation up is down and down is dictates our narcissistic traitor-in-chief Barack HUSSEIN Obama.