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If there was a "Success Stories" category, this would be perfect for it. Apologetic arguments can lead to things like this that are tantamount to Damascus Road experiences with regard to some even militant atheists...
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Encouraging. Seeds planted take time to grow. 
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When someone's heart stops and his or her brain is deprived of oxygen as a result, it only takes about 3 minutes for him or her to also become brain-dead. This 17-year-old high school athlete from Texas was asystole for 20 minutes... yet still came back. Science certainly cannot explain THIS... unless atheists have gone to more unintelligent extremes like denialism or something.
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+Ciel Dragneel And Jesus told us in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus that if people will not believe the scriptures they will not believe even if someone rises from the dead. Jesus Himself stood upon scripture as sufficient.
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40m * 3.28 = 131.2 feet across. That's almost exactly how big the Tunguska object was when it hit the remote Siberian wilderness back in 1908... and there was no extinction then.

With that being said, scientists at NASA, etc. should try to manipulate the orbit of this thing so as to see if they can try and make it hit Ar-Raqqah... to teach ISIS a lesson, that is.
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It does seem quite like déjà vu to be honest: The last time we had anything this extreme hit in May was in May 1997... only this one was even more powerful than the May 1997 storm: last time San Diego got as much rain as it did the past two days in May was in 1977.

Of course, 1976-77 (another dry year; go figure) is when the last decadal PDO shift that ended with the 1997-98 bang occurred. AMO was also negative at the time, and proved the most significant factor: 1977-78 was only a weak El Niño, but just like 2004-05 (AMO in 2004-05 = weak negative; AMO in 1977-78 = moderate negative; AMO in 2015-16 = fourth strongest negative on record, and counting), it still packed a persistent -PNA punch.

To find the last El Niño with which all three of these factors coexisted — negative (and declining) AMO combined with positive (and climbing) PDO/IPO — that can even begin to compare with what's being forecasted, one needs to go way back to 1939-42... which was both a strong El Niño and a long-lasting one that ended up bashing us with not just winter deluges but also a tropical surprise.
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Nothing says more about the out-of-control #ElNiño  that a shutting-down #ThermohalineCirculation  would cause quite like this movie...
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I just a read article saying the suns solar activity has again gone spotless for the second time in this cycle. The weakest sun cycle in more then a century. Which goes back to the little ice age. Some are saying we heading into a little ice age soon if not already.
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If you think the Puente Hills Fault is bad, try making the Puente Hills Fault 5 times bigger, so as to make it capable of causing a magnitude 8.0 quake, moving it 50 miles off the coast, and burying it 2 miles under the Pacific Ocean. What you get is the Channel Islands-Thirtymile Bank thrust system... and since that's not only a thrust fault (read: vertical movement) but also an underwater one we're talking about, it poses not only a seismic risk, but, perhaps most alarmingly, a tsunami risk.
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I was 6 when the 1999 Hector Mine quake hit. Yeah, it was quite the experience to be sure... then again, the ground shaking from that one seems to have been much higher here in South OC than up in LA for some reason. I had a rather old-fashioned gravity-powered clock in my room at the time, and the ground shaking came dangerously close to using the weights that powered the clock in question to break the glass that protected them.

Of course, there might be a reason why seismic activity has been relatively low the past few years, with the exception of maybe Napa and La Habra: Faults are lubricated by water. Remove the water, and the faults become less lubricated. The only problem is, once the water returns, it tends to relieve that stress rather rapidly... which probably explains why 2003 (San Simeon) and 2010 (Mexicali) were more active, seismically speaking. That may be a good thing, however, since it also means that when quakes do occur, they occur after droughts end... which means there's plenty of water available to fight the fires that quakes cause.
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+Benjamin Grosz By you asking me, a non scientist, for evidence proves your abundant biased against God.

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For those who are wondering what California may look like during the winter of 2015-16: Look to Texas #ElNiño  
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were there volcano's going off across the tropics during the little ice age.
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Central Florida has had EF4's in the past... ironically, from the same El Niño that also spawned the most recent (albeit weak) Miami mincer.

It's actually kind of a paradox, really: Although the traditional Tornado Alley tends to get less activity during El Niño events than normal (2015 is on track to become a record low), Dixie Alley actually gets more tornadoes during strong El Niños than normal. The same goes for Sacramento Alley... and San Joaquin Alley... although in those two cases, the tornado activity doesn't appear until mature El Niño winters.
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Wow it sure is going to be exciting to watch this as we go through summer and fall
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To put this worst-case ARkStorm scenario into perspective here: According to water resource managers, we're currently in a deficit of between 30 and 40 inches of rain, depending on location (about 30 in SoCal and about 40 in NorCal). However, according to models, this scenario ― the one that hydrologists use in the flood models as the so-called "other Big One" ― is capable of causing a whopping 120 inches of rain to fall in NorCal and 110 or so inches in SoCal. Meaning that even if this devastating drought is followed directly by an ARkStorm, we'd end up with an 80-90 inch surplus.

Those who lived through the last one called it the "Noachian Deluge" for a reason...
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There's a saying among seismologists: Quakes don't kill people, buildings do, especially vulnerably constructed ones on liquefaction-prone sediments.

That's precisely the kind of vulnerable construction that's commonplace in the South and Midwest. Not only brick, but unreinforced masonry galore ― far worse than the log cabins at the time, which still suffered immense damage nonetheless. Also, sand blows are a clear sign of how liquefaction-prone the Mississippi drainage basin is. Mix water and sand together and shake it, and what do you get? Thousands of square miles of quicksand, just waiting to destroy the very foundations of everything built on top of it. Of course, log cabins are vulnerable to liquefaction as well... but unreinforced masonry is also brittle as icing on the cake.
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And this is why Florida, with so much underlying limestone, has so many sinkholes...
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After similar rains during the northern hemisphere winter (southern hemisphere summer) of 1997-98 (El Niño — go figure), people flocked to watch the desert bloom. Just like Death Valley after the unusually wet 2004-05 winter in California, to be fair.

Of course, even the 1997-98 El Niño only brought sprinkles to this area in comparison to this. With that being said, however, this isn't summer south of the equator, this is fall for them, and what caused this flooding wasn't just the El Niño waters and associated convection. It was a combination of abnormally warm water, a cold front, and an atmospheric river (!) seemingly stretching from Tahiti all the way to South America (Pineapple Express of the South?) that all occurred at the same time to cause this.

Then again, if this is a potential indicator for how strong the 2015-16 El Niño might be... Yeah, talk about going from one extreme to the other.
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If the 3.6-degree drop in North Atlantic temperatures due to a rapidly slowing thermohaline circulation (http://mashable.com/2015/03/24/gulf-stream-slowdown-study-tipping-point/) is any guide, it may end up being more than double 1997-98 by the time 2015-16 winter comes around (source: the "Mega Disasters: Mega Freeze" episode)...
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    Applications development, 2013 - present
  • El Toro High School
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21-year-old Saddleback College software developer in training... who also LOVES to worship
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Hello, my name is Kenny Strawn, was born on April 14, 1993, live in Mission Viejo, CA, and am currently a student at Saddleback College studying... you guessed it... software development, particularly for smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks. Have gone through three Chromebooks so far: started with a Cr-48 back in early 2011 that had a loose SATA cable to the SSD, then went on to an Acer AC700-1099 that was very fast and amazing at first, but soon became a severe underperformer, and now I'm rocking an Acer C720-2802 and loving it.

Since I have been so busy splitting time lately between Google+ and other social networks, it's been a long time since I last updated this. And since most of the content in here is ridiculously out of date (in fact, some of it even carried over from (!) Buzz), I figured this entire section deserves a complete rewrite.

I'm obviously kind of a rare mix of political positions here. There's millions of so-called "Christians" in the United States, sure... but what they practice is obviously not what they preach; in fact, the greedy billionaire Republicans in particular are in many ways completely contradicting themselves by being greedy and yet calling themselves Christians at the same time (Matthew 6:24). Likewise, there are others who do many things that are biblically correct on the financial and humility front, yet at the same time are pro-gay, pro-abortion Atheists. I, fortunately, see fault in BOTH of these positions, which is why I ended up voting for Gary Johnson (on his third-party ticket) in the 2012 election, since the choice between Obama and Romney in this case was a choice between a pro-gay, pro-abortion hypocrite and a pro-greed, pro-denialism hypocrite.

Another thing that sets me apart is that I also see that in many ways science and (wait, my pastor cringes at the word) religion are by no means one-against the other, and such relics as the Shroud of Turin (remember Ray Downing's awesome spectacle?) and many references to forensically accurate astronomical phenomena (round Earth, Earth revolves around the Sun... you know, the basic stuff that back in those days scientists frowned upon) in scripture only seem to reinforce what we know about science in general, which, along with how overplayed the evidence for Darwinism really is, is why being a software development student hasn't stopped me from continuing to be a (as anyone else would call me) Jesus-freak at the same time.

Back to the politics bit, since verses like Luke 6:24-26, 1 Timothy 6:10, and Matthew 6:24 all seem to condemn greed, they also condemn (in the modern era) the patent trolling and pervasive license restrictions that software vendors like Apple and Microsoft use to lock down their products and stifle others... but then again, I also know that HTC, Samsung, and LG can in the case of their proprietary forks of Android that they install on non-Nexus devices be just as foul as Apple when it comes to openness (locked bootloaders? Really?), which made me, back in December 2012, settle for an iPhone 4S (which was $99 with the 5 already out) instead of going for another AT&T Android device, since I am much happier with an up-to-date proprietary fork of Darwin (iOS 7) than I ever would be with an out-of-date (by several versions, at least) proprietary fork of Android.

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Seriously, I have absolutely no idea what the two negative review-less scores are about. The baristas are extremely friendly. The frappuccinos, refreshers, hot chocolate, lattes, and other drinks (with the exception of black coffee, which is *always* bitter and therefore horrible-tasting no matter where you go) are *all* beyond incredible. The various pastries are all delectable, and the atmosphere? Well, let's just say it's not only good for studying, socializing, and using my Chromebook (which, by the way, there's also free Wi-Fi), but also feels just like home (i.e. an old house) for some people. For someone to have the nerve to post negative (1/3) scores sans reviews on this place (at least with a review, people can actually explain WHY they feel so bad) is absurd.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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It's a grocery store. Don't mislabel it as an ATM location, please! Thanks...
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Simply put, despite how little I get here, what I have gotten (after having gone here multiple times, at least 50 or more, with my family since I was at least 2 or 3 years old) at this amazing Chinese restaurant has overall been nothing short of outstanding. The orange chicken is completely off the chart. The various soups are all total delicacies. The rice is cooked to just the right consistency -- not to hard, not too soft. The drink selection is beyond incredible. Even the appetizer chow mein noodles, when dipped in the right sauces, are transformed into pure awesomeness. The decorative murals that take up entire walls, *real* (in contrast to silk in some other restaurants) houseplants, bright white tablecloths, and off-the-chart plating make up the decor section of the review (which is absolutely outstanding). And, finally, of the countless times I've been here, there wasn't one incident where my family was treated with poor service. Not one! The servers are always friendly, always reliable (I haven't encountered one instance of an order misinterpretation), and always quick to deliver soups, salads, appetizers, and meals. After reading other reviews, I seriously feel somewhat bad for the others who don't feel so fortunate. That doesn't usually happen, and it certainly didn't happen for me one bit. And for those of you "low salt" naysayers: Last I checked, Chinese food (at least Sichuan, along with Thai and other cuisines) is supposed to be sweet and spicy, but NOT salty. And in those areas especially, the restaurant is absolutely outstanding.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Back in June (8-11 to be specific), I stayed, ate, and rode back and forth to Mammoth from this very resort as part of a church retreat. I must admit, everything about this place was over the top. Food was excellent, the room I stayed in (although the beds were old) was of very good quality, and for the money, you get a much better deal by staying in Tom's Place and commuting to Mammoth than by staying in Mammoth Lakes and having to pay about 3x as much for lodging.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Technical support is through the roof. Whether it's a device defect or (if you have AppleCare+ coverage) a cracked screen, it won't just be fixed but replaced with a new device, and that's what makes it awesome. To be fair, open source software, like Android, tends to have trade-offs associated with it when it comes to technical support. You mess up the software, you're on your own. That's good for people like me that actually like to tinker, but for the "average Joe", the lack of technical support in Linux in one form or another is probably why Linux hasn't taken off like it should. Then again, GPL software does get over-the-air upgrades in a much more timely fashion than proprietary BSD and/or Apache forks, so...
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Let's face it, when you are as picky as me when it comes to food (i.e. "enough sweet onion sauce to cover *every* leaf of lettuce, *every* piece of chicken, and *every* olive"), you'll definitely love the amazing flexibility of the staff at this awesome place. Yes, the food is excellent (as you'd always expect from the Subway chain as a whole), and the drinks (including non-sodas) equally so. The decor reminds me of that in most authentic Italian (i.e. Peppino's, Olive Garden) restaurants (not to mention also, thanks to both her parents having immigrated from Italy, my grandmother's house 3000 miles away from here in extreme northeastern, i.e. rural Pike County, Pennsylvania), and it really adds to the place's awesomeness. So, overall, would definitely not be ashamed to give this place a perfect score.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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