Feb 182012
 

Currently in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.. heading East – Northeast towards Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky.

Be safe in this severe weather outbreak…here is the website post , with all the links you will need to monitor this severe weather outbreak (along w/ screenshots of the severe warnings/watches). Always have your severe weather preparation / plans in place, make sure you and your loved ones know it well. Food, water, communication, transportation, and a shelter of some kind.

Hour by Hour

Big Rain Event To Start The Weekend ~ James Spann

SATURDAY SOAKER: Rain will move into Alabama tomorrow as a surface low runs from the Northwest Gulf of Mexico into South Alabama. It looks more and more like much of the morning will be rain-free, although we can’t rule out a few patches of light rain in scattered spots.

The bulk of the rain will come from about 12:00 noon tomorrow through 8:00 a.m. Sunday. The NAM is even more aggressive with the rain here on the 12Z run; it is now printing a whopping 3.19″ for Birmingham. The GFS is considerably drier with 0.77″, and since we expect a pretty big MCS on the Gulf Coast (mesoscale convective system)… you have to think the GFS might be closer to the truth for North-Central Alabama. We will still forecast one to two inches of rain for this part of the state, with potential for over three inches over South Alabama.

SEVERE STORMS? SPC has adjusted the severe weather risk a bit to the south, in response to the 12Z runs which keep the surface low a little more to the south. The slight risk is generally for areas south of a line from Linden to Montgomery to Roanoke. But, the higher severe weather probabilities (30 percent) are deeper into South Alabama… south of a line from Jackson to Greenville to Phenix City. No doubt the best combination and shear will be close to the Gulf Coast, where they will have the dual threat of severe weather and flooding.

The chance of severe weather for the northern half of the state is minimal.

Severe Weather Will Be Limited to Southern Half of Alabama

To keep updated: Alabama Weather

Keep an eye on the radar

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Feb 182012
 

For only the second time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian warships move through Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean Sea — an action Israel called ‘political provocation’ last year.

TEHRAN – Iranian ships moved through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the IRNA news agency reported, citing the country’s navy commander, Admiral Habibollah Sayari.
Sayari said the passage through the Suez Canal was only the second made by Iranian ships since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

It follows the passage of the Iranian frigate Alvand and the supply ship Kharg on Feb. 22 last year. The ships successfully moved through the canal and then docked two days later at the Syrian port of Latakia.

Israel called last year’s passage a “political provocation” and put its own navy on alert in response.

It was not known how many ships passed through the canal Saturday. However, Sayari said the ships were docked in the Saudi port city of Jeddah ahead of their passage through the canal, AFP reported.

Two Iranian ships — the destroyer Shahid Qandi and the Kharg — were docked in Jeddah two days ago.

- source

Also See: How Iran sees America and what America does not want to see

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Feb 182012
 

Napolitano’s Homeland Security department claims to ramp up efforts at identifying potential terrorists, a new report reveals, yet ignores the fact that the Secretary has hired at least one Muslim radical and given him secret security clearance to US intelligence.

Jim Kouri for Examiner.com writes,

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s latest contribution this week to the protection of Americans appears to ignore the most deadly and destructive groups on the planet — Islamic terrorists — say security and law enforcement experts.

A Department of Homeland Security report released on February 2 compares terrorism to “ordinary crime” in metropolitan U.S. cities and omits the radical Islamic factor, instead finding “significant variability in the ideologies motivating terrorist attacks across decades.”

Pamela Geller of the blog Atlas Shrugs writes,

Back in October 2010 I warned of the consequences of naming a stealth jihadist with ties to Islamic subversives whose stated goal is “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabatoaging its miserable house.” More here …

Secretary Napolitano named the devout Muslim Mohamed Elibiary to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (Department of Homeland Security).

But WE have to fight this administration on Separation of Church and State. ‘We’ need SPECIAL Hearings on Religious freedom vs. Health care rules.

* Source Vision to America Vision America is a conservative American Christian organization founded in 1994 by Baptist pastor Rick Scarborough, which describes itself as formed to “inform, encourage and mobilize pastors and their congregations to be proactive in restoring Judeo-Christian values to the moral and civic framework in their communities, states, and our nation.” In 2006, The Church Report ranked Vision America second in the category of political Christian organizations.

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Feb 182012
 

NOTE: I keep a contact ICE in my cellphone (In Case of Emergency)…Brilliant marketing on this app! My first question though, is who sets it off if your gone?

What happens to your facebook profile if you die? if I die is the first Facebook application that enables you to create a video or a text message that will be published after you die.

In your final moments, updating your Facebook status or sending a Tweet should be the last thing on your mind. A morbid new service promises to take care of that for you so you can focus on the more important things when — heaven forbid — death catches up.

The free Facebook app If I Die gives people a chance to write their messages or record their videos well before the end arrives. Upon death, three “trustees” — friends that you assign — must verify your death, at which point your updates will be released to the public.

Messages can be released either all at once or on a predetermined schedule — meaning your words can go on, and on, and on … online that is.

The app can also bring peace of mind to those with terminal illnesses and are looking to get their things in order in the era of Facebook.

- featured image: FOX

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Feb 182012
 

Drug smugglers use a simple car jack to lift the border fence in southern Arizona and smuggle hundreds of pounds of illegal drugs into the United States undetected.

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