Boiling River Near Yellowstone National Park Heats Worries

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By Paul Seaburn

A river near Yellowstone National Park suddenly changed colors and began to boil and emit yellowish noxious gases. Some witnesses wondered if “we’re all about to die.” Is this just another volcanic vent or a sign of bad things to come?

Map shows proximity of Coy,m Wyoming, and the Shoshone River (lower middle) to Yellowstone (lower left)

Map shows proximity of Cody, Wyoming, and the Shoshone River (lower middle) to Yellowstone (lower left)

The Shoshone River runs through Cody, Wyoming, just east of Yellowstone National Park. It’s close enough to be a ‘canary in a coal mine’ for unusual geothermic events and that’s precisely what happened on March 25th when photographer Dewey Vanderhoff spotted the Shoshone River mysteriously boiling … and more.

I’ve lived here all of my life and I’ve never seen it. It was pretty impressive. The river right there is a really dark green. With a polarizing filter it really popped out. [It bubbled like] like jets in a Jacuzzi.

The Shoshone River bubbling like jets in a very smelly Jacuzzi

The Shoshone River bubbling like jets in a very smelly Jacuzzi

Yes, it’s most likely a volcanic vent, but it’s in the Shoshone River, which was once known as the Stinkingwater and not because of buffalos bathing in it. Explorer John Colter, who was a key member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, visited the area in the winter of 1807 and wrote about the many geysers and hot springs and an unusual sulfur-smelling river. Geyser cones, sinkholes and abandoned sulfur mines are evidence that others found them too.

However, that was two centuries ago and the geothermal activities have all but disappeared, says Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologist Jason Burkhardt.

We’re kind of in a lull compared to when John Colter was in this area. There was substantially more geothermal activity that was occurring back then.

Until now. While this particular event ended after four days, Burkhardt says recent other activity has released enough hydrogen sulfide into the river that there’s a 1.5 mile sulfur-smelling dead zone that is completely void of fish. Burkhardt calls it a “chemical barrier” blocking live fish from entering. That can’t be a good sign.

A view of the boiling Shoshone River from a higher elevation

A view of the boiling Shoshone River from a higher elevation

The boiling river has cooled down … for now. It’s just a few miles from the Yellowstone supervolcano where earthquake activity is increasing.

Should Vanderhoff put down his camera, grab his friend who is worried about dying and run?

Read more: http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2016/04/boiling-river-near-yellowstone-national-park-heats-worries/

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Next Up on Gun Control Agenda: Ammunition Background Checks

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When the gun grabbers can’t get all of the guns, they go after the bullets. Though Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom has hypocritically led the charge against the rights of gun owners while having tax payer funded armed security, he is now pushing to require background checks to purchase ammunition.

If you can’t get the guns, then you go after the ammo. Without the ammunition, the guns are basically worthless.

Guns in the News reports:

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his quest to bolster his gun-ban credentials as he runs for governor in 2018, is pushing a handful of restrictions that would further devastate the rights of law-abiding Golden State gun owners who have already seen their freedoms infringed again and again.

Newsom’s proposal would, among other things:

  • Ban possession of and confiscate hundreds of thousands of lawfully possessed magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds;
  • Require licensing of all ammunition vendors and drastically limit the places where ammunition could be sold;
  • Require ammunition buyers to undergo a background check before they could purchase any ammunition; and
  • Turn law-abiding citizens into criminals should they fail to report lost or stolen firearms to police within a limited amount of time after they “should have known” a firearm was missing.

Newsom’s restrictions come in the form of a proposed ballot amendment, and he and his cohorts will need at least 365,880 signatures from registered California voters to qualify the initiative for this November’s ballot. Using paid signature gatherers, those signatures will cost several million dollars to collect. But billionaire statists like Michael Bloomberg, gun-control groups and other “progressive” organizations like The Joyce Foundation are collectively throwing hundreds of millions of dollars into a national campaign to demonize gun owners across the country, so it’s obvious they will spend what’s necessary to expand the fight in California.

Of course, we are talking about San Francisco, a place that has been dubbed the Sodom & Gomorrah of the united States. It is a place where the Constitution, law and the Bible have been already trampled upon. As Newsom pushes this ballot initiative, consider that in this first quarter of 2016, he has already raised $1 million from people who gave at least $5,000! More than that has poured in from others.

Newsom’s proposal has been rightly criticized by The California State Sheriff’s Association. The organization of sheriffs wrote, “Effectively, this measure will create a new class of criminals out of those that already comply with common sense practices that now exist.”

That’s exactly what lawless people do. They engage in criminal activity and then attempt to turn the law on its head and turn law-abiding people into criminals. The fact that this is being put on a ballot is evidence of that, as the Constitution that Newsom swore to uphold acknowledges that the people of San Francisco have God-given rights to keep and bear arms. It is not open to a vote nor discussion. Gavin Newsom is an enemy of the people, the Constitution and God.

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