1/31/2015 — Military AC-130 Gunship Plane to be equipped with airborne lasers

The famous AC-130 gunship planes are about to get a few upgrades.

Laser cannons (guns) are to be installed soon.

Most people have heard of (or seen) these aircraft at some point or another.  Usually this military workhorse plane is equipped with large machine gun cannons which can be deployed out the side of the aircraft.


This new laser system will be based on the US Navy’s electric laser program (as opposed to chemical lasers).

Quote Forbes:


“The top brass in the U.S. Air Force wants to put laser weapons on ground-attack aircraft.

Speaking at a conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, the head of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, said he wanted to explore the possibility of outfitting an AC-130 Ghostrider aircraft with laser weapons.

What he didn’t say was whether the airborne laser would be powered by chemical or electric energy?

The Ghostrider is a heavily armed ground-attack aircraft manufactured by Lockheed Martin. The gunship is designed so that weapons are fired from a single side. By circling stationary targets, the aircraft can sustain persistent fire for an extended period of time.

Here is how Tyler Rogoway at Foxtrot Alpha described the AC-130:

The AC-130 flying gunship fleet is one of the most fabled and feared assets in the entire USAF inventory. Known for its ability to unleash a broadside of cannon fire in the dead of night, the newest of the AC-130 lot is more about smart bombs than raining lead and howitzer shells down on the enemy.

The Air Force spent about $4.3 billion pursuing airborne lasers that could destroy ballistic missiles between 1994 and 2007, according to the Congressional Research Service. In particular, the Air Force focused primarily on chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) systems, which could be mounted in the aft section of a modified Boeing 747 aircraft. Northrop Grumman was the key company leading the COIL effort.

In 2009, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates killed the Air Force’s airborne laser program as part of an effort to reduce spending and reform the military’s acquisition process.

Unlike the chemically-powered lasers pursued by the Air Force, the U.S. Navy has focused on electrically powered lasers. The latter have proven to be far more successful than the former. In December, the Navy completed the first successful deployment of an electrically-powered laser weapon system aboard the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf.

The US Navy has been leading the way in the US DEWO program.  The Directed Energy Warfare Office of the US Navy has been developing multiple new weapon systems for ship based warfare (lasers).


The new electric powered lasers are now reaching a point where their power can surpass any former chemical laser.  This new step forward is due to more advanced electrical systems being developed which increase the overall wattage output of the laser itself.

The Navy LaWS (laser weapon system) has been installed on a ship deployed in the Middle east, and has undergone extensive trials via land/sea based tests.

Two of the tests are seen below:

No doubt the new Navy railgun system could also be installed in one of these gunships!

The railgun will be rolled out later this year on a special new vessel designed to be quick and maneuverable.  If they can stabilize this railgun for aircraft, it could take out anything below.

Here is a test firing of the new railgun system, even in ultra-slow motion its fast.

Using the same kind of lasers, the US Army is able to shoot down incoming MORTARS, drones, and aircraft !

The Army created the HEL-MD (high energy laser mobile device), which is a truck mounted laser system, capable of targeting from near ground to full 90 degree angle upwards.

Watch the mortar , and drone shootdown tests here: (super-mega death ray is the new slang name for this device)

US Army shoots down INCOMING MORTARS using a… by dutchsinse

Overall, lasers make up just one component of the next generation weapons being developed by the military.

To understand what is going on, where we are going, and more importantly to understand how we are at a point in history (like the switch from swords to guns in the 1600’s)…… I suggest watching my 4 part series on “Directed Energy Weapons”:

We are literally at a turning point in history for weaponry.   Directed Energy Weapons, lasers, High Power Microwaves (HPM), electromagnetic weapons, and even plasma weapons are being developed.   If the Army can melt incoming mortars, this makes howitzer type cannons useless.

If they can melt mortars now, sooner or later they will be able to melt incoming bullets.   When that day comes, guns will be as useless as an arrow against a tank.

The ‘future’ of weapons is officially here.

Keep in mind, High Power Lasers can be used to control the weather, per Dr. Michio Kaku himself!



Read much more on weather modification via high power lasers here:


1/30/2015 — BLUE LAVA in Hawaii — Awesome HD pictures released by USGS

The USGS has issued a new updated in regards to the Pahoa, Hawaii lava flow.

To start you off right on this little journey of knowledge, first you should get in the proper mood by listening to Elvis’s “blue hawaii” !  This song will take on a new meaning below in the article 🙂

The “puna lava flow”, coming from a lavic fissure on the flanks of Pu’u’ O’o’ caldera (part of the Kilauea volcano), has steadily progressed over the past several months, covering part of the town of Pahoa in a fresh layer of lava.

Rather dramatic videos show the lava flow progressing, then stalling, then progressing again.

The latest USGS update was released on January 29, 2015.


In their post, they show an awesome high resolution image of the new lava flow, which unlike the previous flows, was stored inside the lava tubes for an extended period… releasing most other gasses while retaining its original heat.

The extended “storage” of this lava produces a glassly blue type of igneous rock known as ‘ pāhoehoe lava ‘ :

This picture is a 6 foot square (for size reference) – click to view full size HD.

Quite literally blue colored lava , this photo has not been color adjusted, original release by the USGS linked below:

blue lava flow hawaii
Above: A closer look at the blue glassy type of pāhoehoe, whose color stands out from the more typical black lava surface on the left side of the photo. For scale the photograph width is about two meters (yards). [source USGS]

blue glass lava flow hawaii
Above: A breakout was active north of the forested cone of Kahaualeʻa. Some of this lava was the “blue glassy” type of pāhoehoe, which often represents lava that has been stored within an inflated flow for several days. [source USGS]

Overall this new lava flow in Hawaii carries on, while currently showing activity near the crater of Pu’u O’o, the downslope flow is creeping along slowly.

I would expect to see a pickup in the flow moving between Pahoa, HI and the town of Ainaloa some time this coming week, as the flow from the fissure travels the lava tubes to create new breaks along the front line perimeter.


1/28/2015 — Kansas Fracking Earthquake strikes just 300 feet from nearest well

I put out a video response to the Texas Railroad Commission today, which – as it turns out – is a quite ironic post in light of this new development out of Kansas.

An earthquake has now struck (January 28, 2015) South central Kansas.  The epicenter of the event is located just 300 feet away from the nearest gas well (fracking operation).

(click to view full size)

kansas fracking nearest well earthquake jan 28 2015

This video I released earlier today (January 28, 2015) is indeed ‘ironic’ , as the Texas Railroad Commission has come out publicly DENYING that fracking causes earthquakes!

After watching the above video, look again at the earthquake in Kansas, which occurred directly below what is clearly a fracking operation.

SMH + a real facepalm on their denial.  This new Kansas earthquake proves the Texas talking heads wrong 100%.

Statistics on this newest Kansas fracking movement:


Event Time

  1. 2015-01-28 17:42:02 (UTC)
  2. 2015-01-28 11:42:02 (UTC-06:00) in your timezone
  3. Times in other timezones

Nearby Cities

  1. 13km (8mi) ENE of Anthony, Kansas
  2. 62km (39mi) SW of Haysville, Kansas
  3. 67km (42mi) SW of Derby, Kansas
  4. 73km (45mi) SW of Wichita, Kansas
  5. 195km (121mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Scientific – Summary


Magnitude / uncertainty 3.0 mb_lg± 0.1
Location / uncertainty 37.203°N 97.894°W± 3.4 km
Depth / uncertainty 5.0 km± 2.0
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 47
Minimum Distance 1.45 km (0.01°)
Travel Time Residual 0.57 sec
Azimuthal Gap 34°
FE Region Kansas (480)
Review Status MANUAL
Catalog US (usb000tizm)
Location Source US1
Magnitude Source US1
Contributor US1

Tectonic Summary

Earthquakes in the Stable Continental Region

Natural Occurring Earthquake Activity

“Most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains has infrequent earthquakes. Here and there earthquakes are more numerous, for example in the New Madrid seismic zone centered on southeastern Missouri, in the Charlevoix-Kamouraska seismic zone of eastern Quebec, in New England, in the New York – Philadelphia – Wilmington urban corridor, and elsewhere. However, most of the enormous region from the Rockies to the Atlantic can go years without an earthquake large enough to be felt, and several U.S. states have never reported a damaging earthquake.

Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains, although less frequent than in the West, are typically felt over a much broader region than earthquakes of similar magnitude in the west. East of the Rockies, an earthquake can be felt over an area more than ten times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake on the west coast. It would not be unusual for a magnitude 4.0 earthquake in eastern or central North America to be felt by a significant percentage of the population in many communities more than 100 km (60 mi) from its source. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake in eastern or central North America might be felt by much of the population out to more than 500 km (300 mi) from its source. Earthquakes east of the Rockies that are centered in populated areas and large enough to cause damage are, similarly, likely to cause damage out to greater distances than earthquakes of the same magnitude centered in western North America.

Most earthquakes in North America east of the Rockies occur as faulting within bedrock, usually miles deep. Few earthquakes east of the Rockies, however, have been definitely linked to mapped geologic faults, in contrast to the situation at plate boundaries such as California’s San Andreas fault system, where scientists can commonly use geologic evidence to identify a fault that has produced a large earthquake and that is likely to produce large future earthquakes. Scientists who study eastern and central North America earthquakes often work from the hypothesis that modern earthquakes occur as the result of slip on preexisting faults that were formed in earlier geologic eras and that have been reactivated under the current stress conditions. The bedrock of Eastern North America is, however, laced with faults that were active in earlier geologic eras, and few of these faults are known to have been active in the current geologic era. In most areas east of the Rockies, the likelihood of future damaging earthquakes is currently estimated from the frequencies and sizes of instrumentally recorded earthquakes or earthquakes documented in historical records.

Induced Seismicity

As is the case elsewhere in the world, there is evidence that some central and eastern North America earthquakes have been triggered or caused by human activities that have altered the stress conditions in earth’s crust sufficiently to induce faulting. Activities that have induced felt earthquakes in some geologic environments have included impoundment of water behind dams, injection of fluid into the earth’s crust, extraction of fluid or gas, and removal of rock in mining or quarrying operations. In much of eastern and central North America, the number of earthquakes suspected of having been induced is much smaller than the number of natural earthquakes, but in some regions, such as the south-central states of the U.S., a significant majority of recent earthquakes are thought by many seismologists to have been human-induced. Even within areas with many human-induced earthquakes, however, the activity that seems to induce seismicity at one location may be taking place at many other locations without inducing felt earthquakes. In addition, regions with frequent induced earthquakes may also be subject to damaging earthquakes that would have occurred independently of human activity. Making a strong scientific case for a causative link between a particular human activity and a particular sequence of earthquakes typically involves special studies devoted specifically to the question. Such investigations usually address the process by which the suspected triggering activity might have significantly altered stresses in the bedrock at the earthquake source, and they commonly address the ways in which the characteristics of the suspected human-triggered earthquakes differ from the characteristics of natural earthquakes in the region.”