Just to get some video work started (as a workup for some personal history videos to back up a movie proposal), here are three videos, on a better camera (Nikon Coolpix) as a gusty thunderstorm moved through Arlington VA today.
3 Looks like I jerked the camera, or the lens got wet
Also: Video of a shelf cloud in Laurel Mountains in Pennsylvania, Weather channel.
Midwest tornado outbreak February 28, 2017 in Missouri and Illinois; Tornadic storms popped up out of nothing (Weather channel pictures).
Today, after service at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington VA, I stopped to take a recording of some bird sounds in the “mountain” of “Chapel Hill” behind the church, which protects the area from damage from the strongest winds in storms.
Say, “Arlington VA, where woodpeckers peck”, a rewrite of the narrative line “Lumberton NC, where woodpeckers peck” in David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece “Blue Velvet”.
Maybe this is like a nature sound in a Mahler symphony.
(Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:45 PM EST)
The panel comprised Peter Russo moderating, with Robert L. Bradley. CEO and founder, Institute for Energy Research; Adele Morris, Senior Fellow and Policy Director at the Brookings Institute, and Catrina Rorke, Senior Fellow and Policy Director, R Street Institute.
1 The first two clips are in response to my question on proposals by Taylor Wilson and others to decentralize power grids to make them more secure from terror attacks and solar storms. The market mechanisms provide little support for what some homeland security analysts view as necessary. I did mention his idea for small underground fission reactors, but there was no reaction.
(Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9:15 PM EST)
I went to the top floors (emphasizing media) and then did the three lower levels (doing history from 1400 to present day), before a lunch. which is one of the most expensive cafeterias around, Manhattan prices ($33 for a meal). Crowds were moderate. Maybe 2/3 was African-American, and the white people tended to be college age young adults (one I recognized).
There was a mural with video clippings, called “Question Bridge: Black Men”. The men discussed why there is social pressure on young black men not to do well in school, and that being smart is “gay”. I think that’s a compliment.
(Published: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6 PM EST)
looks like Spindletop, but this is near Tulsa OK, site of the 1921 riots
Here are some videos from Centreville MD, “Putin-ville” (maybe “Doodyville 1955”), where Obama kicked the Russians out after the election. A lot of homes in the area are for sale. Did Russians own them? Also, there is surveying activity in the area near the Bay. I’m not sure if the government is going to take over the estate by eminent domain and sell it to private developers. Trump-style (even though Trump has cozied up to Vladimir Putin).
(Posted: Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:15 PM EST)