Archive for 17 Jul 2013

Yeah, why is that?

Watts Up With That?

From Virginia Tech something that makes you wonder about past storm intensity and the need to protect shorelines from storms coming from the sea. With all the hype surrounding “Superstorm Sandy”, it is interesting to see that 150 years ago, simple engineering made the storm less intense in this one area.

Long-forgotten seawall protected New Jersey homes from Hurricane Sandy’s powerful storm surges

Virginia Tech researchers say relic seawall came in handy for New Jersey town

Picture two residential beach communities on the New Jersey shore: Bay Head and Mantoloking, which sit side-by-side in Ocean County on a narrow barrier island that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay.

Before Hurricane Sandy landed on Oct. 29, 2012, a motorist traveling north on Ocean Avenue would seamlessly travel through Mantoloking into Bay Head, noticing few changes in residential development, dunes, beaches, and shoreline.

The difference was hidden under the sand.

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…here’s today’s reading list.
Normally I do this daily, but when I’m busy, it may be a couple days worth.

Guns/Gun Rights/RKBA


Government Scandals

NSA Wiretapping Scandal

IRS Scandal


Illegal Immigration/Shamnesty/Amnesty

International/Foreign Policy



Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

SCOTUS/Circuit Courts

Department of Injustice (DOJ)

Police/Sheriff/Law Enforcement

Military/Defense News/Veterans/DOD

Middle East/Muslim/Islam/Jihad Douche Bags/Terrorism

Media Bias/Hollywood Morons

Race/Race Baiting/George Zimmerman