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Earthquakes rock Oklahoma

We’ve had several earthquakes this weekend.  A M4.3 struck north of Crescent early this morning, felt as far away as Tulsa.  There’s no immediate word of damage. 3.2 16km N of Crescent, Oklahoma 2014-03-30 07:49:42 UTC-05:005.3 km 2.7 17km E of Hennessey, Oklahoma 2014-03-30 04:51:43 UTC-05:005.0 km 2.8 15km NNW of Crescent, Oklahoma 2014-03-30 04:06:49…

Scientists: Americans are becoming weather wimps

As the world warms, the United States is getting fewer bitter cold spells like the one that gripped much of the nation this week. So when a deep freeze strikes, scientists say, it seems more unprecedented than it really is. An Associated Press analysis of the daily national winter temperature shows that cold extremes have happened…

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My next chase vehicle?

Some concept photos of the 2015 F150 Atlas have been released and wow!  It’s an impressive truck…visually.  If the mechanics matches the space-age design, they may have a winner!  As a stockholder, that’s a good thing. Driver did a write-up on the truck already, so I won’t bore with the details.  If you want to…

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The Gift

I wrote this piece several years ago for another web site, but I wanted to share it with all of you this year.

“The snowfall of the day softly lay at ground level similar to a white blanket lying across plush turf. The flakes that continue to fall glisten like stars raining down from the heavens – illuminated only by the limited moon glow and a few streetlights. Streetlights that…

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Magnitude-4.5 earthquake rattles central Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A magnitude-4.5 earthquake in central Oklahoma shook residents Saturday, just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the Sooner state, and was followed by two smaller temblors later in the day. The shaking is increasingly commonplace in the state, so after the initial surprise, customers at…

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Microsoft, suspecting NSA spying, to ramp up efforts to encrypt its Internet traffic – The Washington Post

Suspicions at Microsoft, while building for several months, sharpened in October when it was reported that the NSA was intercepting traffic inside the private networks of Google and Yahoo, two industry rivals with similar global infrastructures, said people with direct knowledge of the company’s deliberations. They said top Microsoft executives are meeting this week to…