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Texas City Tries To Save Water By Spreading Anti-Evaporation Powder Over Lake

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A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.

The hope is that adding a biodegradable palm oil-and-lime-based product on the surface of a lake that’s the city’s primary water supply will cut the evaporation rate of 40 million gallons a day by at least 10 percent, Russell Schreiber, the city’s director of public works, said.

“We’re in desperate times here,” he said. Wichita Falls provides water to about 150,000 people near the Oklahoma border, and has cut its usage from 35 million gallons a day to about 12 million gallons. “We’ve got to do whatever we can to conserve anything or as much as we can.”

Though Wichita Falls is not the first city to try the method, it’s the largest of its kind in the nation, Schreiber said. It’s yet another step for the city that is more than 40 inches behind on rainfall over the past 46 months and hasn’t recovered from the drought of 2011. It’s instituted a prohibition on all outside watering; it’s tried cloud seeding, sending silver iodide particles into clouds to encourage rain; and more recently it began using a wastewaterreuse program.

The 75-day pilot project, which began July 23, is costing the city $375,000. Crews will go out to Arrowhead Lake every three days — that’s how long it takes for the layer to biodegrade — to disperse about 5,700 pounds of the mixture, which creates a one-molecule-thick layer.

Evaporation from wind and hot temperatures can rob Texas lakes of as much as 2.3 trillion gallons a year, according to the Texas Water Developmental Board. Arrowhead Lake is about 17,000 acres when full, but it’s now 6,000 acres, or 22 percent, full.

Researchers and water experts have experimented with ways to cut evaporation. Some have tried putting a layer of pingpong balls on water surfaces or laying out large tarps or plastic films.

The anti-evaporation product, WaterSavr, has been around for about 10 years, according to Jason Bloom, a spokesman for Flexible Solutions, the Chicago company that makes the product and is handling the Wichita Falls program.

He says it’s been effective in other places: A Singapore lake of about 250 acres had a 29 percent reduction in evaporation and a 10-acre lake in Australia saw a 30 percent reduction.

A 30-acre lake in a gated Last Vegas Community has been using the product since 2012, Flexible Solutions vice president David Verlee said. In 2012, there was a 31 percent reduction in evaporation on the recreational lake over a two-month period, said Nicole Lise, a spokeswoman for the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

In Texas, Barney Austin, a hydrologist and former director of surface water for the state water board, said he’ll be interested to see whether the method affects the lake’s oxygen levels and temperatures, and if those impact fish populations and aquatic plants. The board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are monitoring the levels.

“It has a real potential,” he said. “I’m all for trying to reduce evaporation.”

Schreiber said the main concern is whether the product can withstand the whipping wind. Ions of the same charge are in the lime powder, which repels the molecules and allows the mixture to spread over a surface. But if winds cause the mixture to cluster, the question will be whether repelling ions force it to again spread out.

“Whether this is the solution, I don’t know,” Austin said. “I think in Wichita Falls they are struggling so badly to get water that they should consider all alternatives.”

 

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Shocking! 6 Months Old Baby Raped By 3 Guys

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Shocking!!! 6 Months Old Baby Raped By 3 Guys

A Twitter user @mskhaddie has shared that she saw a 6 months old baby who was reportedly raped by 3 guys while she was in the hospital with her colleague who took her son to the hospital.

See her narration below:

My colleague took her son to the hospital yesterday, while she was waiting to see the doctor, a 6months old baby was rushed to the hospital. 3guys raped her.
So many evil people in this world.

She will take her son to the hospital tomorrow for another checkup…I will ask her for an update.

Parents don’t leave your children with anybody, don’t trust anybody with your children. Not uncles or aunties and certainly not your neighbours.

Her tweet below:

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Nigerian Parents Arrested After Teen Son Dies During Religious Fast

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A Nigerian couple have been arrested in the US after their 15-year-old son reportedly died during a 40-day religious fast.

Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and Titilayo Omosebi, 48, of Reedsburg, were on Tuesday charged with child neglect causing death and child neglect causing great bodily harm.

The father was said to have walked to the Reedburg police station on Sunday, to report his son had died on Friday, Chief Timothy Becker said.

Investigators who went to the Omosebi home reportedly had to force their way in, as the doors was padlocked on the inside. No food was discovered in the home. They found the “extremely emaciated and deceased” teenager, and also found a gaunt 11-year-old child, along with his mother, Titilayo, who was also undernourished, according to the report.

The father, Kehinde, told authorities that the family began fasting on July 19, and that he was a “religious minister affiliated with Cornerstone Reformation Ministries,” which is believed by police to have been made up.

The mother and 11-year-old were transported to a hospital. The mother reportedly refused medical treatment due to religious reasons, and was taken to the Sauk County Jail.

The child remains in protective custody at Children’s Hospital in Madison, while, according to Becker, the parents are eating while in jail.

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This Illuminati Conspiracy Theory Of Celebrities With Black Eyes Will Shock You..

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A bizarre conspiracy theory has emerged suggesting that celebrities seen sporting a black left eye are part of the Illuminati. Former US President George W. Bush, along with the Pope, Prince Philip and Prince Andrew, have all also been photographed with black eyes.

According to some conspiracy theorists, the black left eye is part of a cult or ‘Illuminati’ high-level initiation ritual during which the pledger is said to be forced to ‘eat pain’ in a quest to become more powerful.

Author and internet radio show host Sherry Shriner –  who wrote the book Interview With The Devil, in which she claimed to converse with Lucifer – has spoken of the link between these black eyes and ‘soul scalping’.

According to Shriner, government leaders, people on TV with their own shows and hundreds of popular entertainers have sold their souls to Satan.

‘You cannot be on TV now, without signing on the dotted line. The bizarre recurrence of facial bruises on Illuminati politicians and entertainers has resulted in speculation that their souls have been replaced in a satanic ritual called “soul scalping”,’ she said.

Shriner, who died earlier this year, believed all the powerful people in the world have been soul scalped.

She said that this can one done in a number of ritualistic ways, all of which result in a ‘possession’, whereby the human soul is removed and the body taken over by the demonic entity.

In conspiracy circles, this process is also known as a ‘walk-in’. Some people believe the blackened eye is a result of soul scalping.

Meanwhile, celebrities have come up with various explanations for how they got their black eyes over the years.

The Pope was said to have hit his eye when riding through the streets of Cartagena, Columbia in the ‘Pope-mobile’ last year.

Several news reports stated that he had made a joke about the injury, saying that he’d been punched.

Conspiracy theorists have pointed out that even members of the royal family have been spotted with black eyes over the years.

Some researchers suggest a link between the bearers of black eyes to the worship of the Egyptian sun god Horus, whose left eye was black and represented the moon and whose right eye was white and represented the sun.

Culled from Daily Mail

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