Oroville Dam UPDATE !!!


Is Failure of the Oroville Dam Possible?

February 11th, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

“The last couple of days have not made me very confident in the predictions of engineers associated with the Oroville Dam.

While I am a climate researcher, and not hydrologist, it took me less than an hour midday yesterday (see comments here) to estimate that the emergency spillway would be breached around 9 a.m. PST this morning. I was off by an hour…it was breached at 8 a.m.

But engineers were leaning toward the lake level never getting that high (901 ft.)

This kind of calculation isn’t rocket science. As long as inflow into the lake exceeds outflow (both of which are monitored hourly), the lake level will rise.

Why were engineers reluctant to predict the (admittedly historic) event?”



The latest releases have caused even more damage widening the hole and cutting away at the side of the hill. The lake is at about 95% so they have to keep releasing I would suspect. This is an earthen dam and if this thing goes it will be a major catastrophe. If you live in California stay alert you do not want to have all that water and earth coming at you.

here is a short video:

A video posted on YouTube shows big trouble at the dam, as the spillway has developed an almost 200 ft. hole. For the earthen filled dam this may turn out to serious, though officials are saying there is no danger at this point. .

According to Wikipedia this is the most important water source for the California Department of Water Resources’ State Water Project.

“The Oroville-Thermalito Complex is a group of reservoirs, structures, and facilities located in and around the city of Oroville in Butte County, California. The complex serves not only as a regional water conveyance and storage system, but is the headwaters for, and therefore perhaps is the most vital part of, the California Department of Water Resources’ State Water Project, the world’s largest publicly built and operated water and power development and conveyance system.”

Courtesy: Richard Winterrowd

Richard Winterrowd

CBS13 reports,

“Operators increased their water releases at the dam on Tuesday as a significant storm rolled through Northern California. However, as peak water releases started happening around noon, people started noticing some concerning signs”

In terms of a catastrophic failure besides the residents below who could lose everything and the immediate lose of life, there also could be major impacts throughout California in terms of water and power.

This is something to definitely keep an eye on.

Fukushima Update 2/7/2017

Image may contain: one or more people and indoorHave not been able to spend too much time watching the live streams, right now it is night in Japan, but will try to get more shots today. My YouTube videos on the smoke coming from Reactor #1 have been being hit by trolls with fake accounts, saying all kinds of stuff about my videos being bogus and such. This just adds credibility ( in my opinion) to my thoughts that it is steam or smoke we saw boiling out of that building.

Here are the videos I have on it so far:




Psalm 28

So sorry I did not get more posted yesterday, it was a very bad day for pain. My latest update is here. https://www.gofundme.com/hke3swus

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 Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

Because they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

An Afternoon Poem


not every man is evil

not every man is evil
not every man hits
at the woman
said he ‘loves’
nor speaks low
and grotesque
mean or sexual
nor to provoke

not every man is evil
not every man lies
at the woman
said he “loves”
nor flirts low
and sweetly
secretly behind
nor to cheat

not every man is evil
not every man puffs
at the woman
says he “loves”
nor puts down
and degrades
loud or unknown
nor to be top

not every man is evil
every man is evil
man is evil
and there is
no excuse
for me

or two…

Route 66 Hiking to Hitch

asphalt bubbling along summer roads
steps turn into enemies heavy and sticky
battling this backpack an elephant above
piggyback riding me the first twelve miles
leaving Chicago alone on double sixes
two thousand four hundred thirty six left
four wheels the brain talk constant now
feet swelled and blistered boots eyelets drip
their wet balls travel down tight nylon laces
mocking me in steam rising clouds of queries
they hit hot pavement ahead of each footprint
in black quicksand stuck thumb extended

Psalm 20 King James Version (KJV)

  The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.

Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

Save, Lord: let the king hear us when we call.


Some People Trust In Elephants

bight and fiery tracers wiz past
seeking out targets of consent
with flares above affording sight

bombs blare their acceptance
speaking in corrupt vile intensity
the campaign potty training trail

unsightly exposure to deceit
fear driving the party platform
restless inductees working late

buying and selling fear and doom
donations left on the convention floor
the janitors making the laws here

sold to crowds lighted glasses
religious icons of american pop
a cultural class of warfare hype

black widow apocalyptic purse
empty handed jesters distributing
their powerful tonics of positions

building bridges of human suffering
so as to reach the greener pastures
which silently sound proper affiliations

the key to chastity’s broken note belt
leaking spent oil as much as e-mails
best thing just take the bullet and run

while some people trust in elephants,
and other people will trust in donkeys
we trust in the Name of the Lord Our God



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The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of theLord is sure, making wise the simple.

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of theLord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.




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St. Helena’s
 I can still remember the day we had Confirmation at St. Helena’s, in the Bronx N.Y., and how despite my fooling around I knew deep down that this was a very serious moment for me, you, all of us.
 As far back as I can remember I knew God was real and not just some fairy tale like the Easter Bunny or Santa Clause. I can even remember the first time that I realized was a sinner in need of Gods grace, and His mercy. Grace being getting that which we do not deserve (unmerited favor, His forgiveness of our sins), and Mercy being not getting what you do deserve (the due penalty for your sins). It was a day like any other (so cliche) my sister and I were walking into our building and as we got to the elevator we could see an elderly couple had just entered the vestibule. Just after Andrea entered the elevator I jumped in and yanked on that sliding door pulling it shut quickly and up we went with that couple just missing it. Now I laughed, and my sister turned to me and said “that was terrible, you know that was wrong and sinful) BAM!! I mean at that moment I knew, really knew God was real and I was a sinner in need of a way out from sin and death and Hell.
 Back to Confirmation though. We had to have several practices before the main event. Well I was sitting with Dennis Flynn on one side and Anthony Polesina (Spelling) on the other and we being the little sinners we were had a plan to sing a part of the song we were practicing real loud and out of tune. So when the appointed time in the song came, I let loose, only problem was they had a different plan to hang me out there. You can’t really blame them, it was a stupid thing to do anyways.
 Well it was just a second and I had a Nuns fingers on my ear and being led to the Principals office for the dreaded seat outside and the long wait til finding out my sentence, which I figured had to be the death penalty for something like that.
 I can’t remember what she said to me when she did call me in, and don’t even know if it affected me. But the one thing I do remember about confirmation day was that in the ceremony you affirm that you reject Satan, and that you accept Jesus. And on that day in my still maturing brain, dressed neatly, hair as perfect as it could be, and all the rest of the boys and girls the same way. On that day, at that moment, when the time came to make those declarations, I knew it was serious, dead serious,and whatever fooling around others were doing I was focused on my confession and acceptance of Gods Grace and Mercy. And I can just bet that there are a lot of you out there who felt the same way at that moment.
S o thank you Andrea, and my friends in our confirmation class, and everyone at St. Helena’s, including the Priests, and Nuns who dedicated themselves to us, you and me, a bunch of little sinners who needed direction to find that narrow way.
St. Helena’s looking from Westchester Ave. where the 6 train ran elevated.


 Years later while sitting in the Airline Bar, the whole gang there, Pete behind the bar, Johnny on one side and Dale on the other, the Jukebox began to play a song. AC/DC Highway to Hell and as we all were rockin’ to it I heard that small voice, and stopped my headbanging said a short prayer, a simple prayer, Jesus I don’t care what everyone else does or doesn’t I don’t want nothing to do with that highway to Hell, I want the road to Heaven. Each of you can surely relate a similar experience I’m sure. And that makes me smile. Life, as we have all learned can be hard, very hard at times. As an adult with 9 children plus one who died before birth, a loving wife, for the most part a very comfortable life, tears are inevitable. Myself, I have learned that tears can be a cleansing thing, a washing by the water. I don’t need to be tough, as if I every really was, just real. Only “real” can be a help to others, and many around us each day need help, understanding, and love.

St. Helena’s
Romans 12:15 (KJV)
15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.