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Bloodsuckers Spreading a New Deadly Virus in the U.S. Photo credit: Springtime is here friends and you know what that means: sunshine, walks outdoors, camping trips, field trips for the kids and those ugly, bloodsucking, disease infested ticks. As if ticks on their own are not disgusting enough, the fact that they harbor and spread disease only makes them more repugnant. Named after the county in Kansas where it was first discovered, the Bourbon virus was isolated for the first time by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) after the death of a 50 year old man in spring of 2014. The infected male was working on his property and was the victim of multiple tick bites. While the victim was hospitalized, doctors there tested him for known infectious diseases, but all tests returned negative. This information was published in the CDC’s own journal “Infectious Diseases.” Continue to Page 2 Now there are several types of thogotoviruses that are known from around the globe, however, this particular strain is new. References:

Storm Prediction Center The Extinction Protocol | Geologic and Earthchange News events Chemicals In Our Waters Are Affecting Humans And Aquatic Life In Unanticipated Ways -- ScienceDaily American and Canadian scientists are finding that out of sight, out of mind can no longer be the approach we take to the chemicals in our waters. Substances that we use everyday are turning up in our lakes, rivers and ocean, where they can impact aquatic life and possibly ourselves. Now these contaminants are affecting aquatic environments and may be coming back to haunt us in unanticipated ways. Derek Muir of Environment Canada and colleagues have determined that of the 30,000 or so chemicals used commercially in the United States and Canada, about 400 resist breaking down in the environment and can accumulate in fish and wildlife. John Incardona and Nathaniel Scholz at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the West Coast Center for Oceans and Human Health found that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) left in Pacific waters after the Exxon Valdez oil spill caused heart defects in herring and pink salmon embryos.

Daylight Time By act of Congress, civil clocks in most areas of the United States are adjusted ahead one hour in the summer months (known as daylight time) and returned back one hour in the winter months (known as standard time). The dates marking the beginning and end of daylight time have changed as Congress has passed new statutes. As of 2007, daylight time begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time (which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time). On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time (which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time). Not all places in the U.S. observe daylight time. * New law went into effect. Many countries observe some form of "summer time." Daylight time and time zones in the U.S. are defined in the U.S. History of Daylight Time in the U.S.

More Evidence that the Moon Contributes to Earthquakes An almost-full, half-pie, waxing moon hanging lopsided in the night sky has long been a symbol of things to come. Now scientists have a new symbolism for the lunar phase we call first quarter: a looming risk of earthquakes. The moon is (mostly) responsible for Earth’s tides, which are strongest when the sun and moon are aligned, during a full moon or a new moon. Still, scientists have wondered for years whether the moon might play a role in earthquakes, which are essentially movements of the Earth’s crust atop its mantle. Studying data from the past two decades, Satoshi Ide and colleagues from the University of Tokyo measured the timing of high tides and reconstructed the amplitude of the moon’s pull at those times, focusing on the two weeks prior to large earthquakes. Ide and colleagues noticed the Dec. 26, 2004 Sumatran earthquake, most notable for its horrendous, deadly tsunami, occurred near the time of full moon and spring tide.

50% of the World's Wildlife Gone in Just 2 Human Generations By Open Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Anyone accustomed to Openhand knows that our approach is to fearlessly embrace the truth, even if that makes us unpopular. Why? Because only the truth can truly set you free. There’s so much deception and distortion abound on the planet. With that in mind, were you aware that in the last two human generations alone, we have lost over 50% of the planet’s wildlife? A Shift Into the Higher Density In the Openhand View, this is now practically impossible to turn back. It is nothing to fear, but rather to fully embrace. But you can only truly do that of course, you can only dive into the deepend of your own soul’s salvation, when you surrender to the bigger movement of life; the natural underlying flow of the universe. You’re constantly hearing in spiritual circles how ‘we are the one’ and ‘that we are eternal’ and that we ‘exist in multiple dimensions’. Most importantly, how might that inspire your commitment to spiritual evolution? The Living Planet

Observed connection between IMF and Earthquakes/Shakes/Feedback - Geomagnetic activity - SpaceWeatherLive I have not taken it upon myself to gather evidence or even illustrate the concepts I am about to propose, but I wanted to drop them off here and see what anyone might think about this. I am an amateur, so hear me out: I have been monitoring space weather on and off quite frequently, and during periods of geomagnetic disturbance I keep a close eye on how the IMF fluctuates. I saw the Trans-equatorial hole coming before it was facing us, and decided to look up what it was. It is uncommon, to say the least, but not unexpected. However, what is unexpected is the influence it is having on the direction of the IMF.