Occupy Old Sol, or New Chinese Manufacturing Markets

As you can easily see, something’s going on across the surface of Old Sol.  Astrophysicists are not agreed on the issue of whether this represents further expansion of Chinese manufactured goods, or the spread of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

MAGNIFICENT SUNSPOT: One of the largest sunspots in years is rotating over the sun’s northeastern limb. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory took this picture of AR1339 during the early hours of Nov. 3rd:

Measuring some 40,000 km wide and at least twice that in length, the sprawling sunspot group is an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. Two or three of the sunspot’s dark cores are wider than Earth itself.

Naturally, such a large sunspot has potential for strong flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of M-class solar flares during the next 24 hours. One such eruption has already occured: An M4-flare at 2200 UT on Nov. 2nd produced a bright flash of extreme UV radiation (SDO movie) and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. The CME is not heading our way. Future CMEs could have greater effect as AR1339 turns toward Earth in the days ahead.  http://spaceweather.com/


 The Chinese are split on the issue, one side claiming it’s another accomplishment of their space program, the other inscrutably denying its lousy steel products manufactured to help Sol hold himself together, but the steel-quality insufficient to do that job any better than it does any other.

Meanwhile, the Occupy movements in Europe and the US have announced the entire phenomenon is the result of an awakening awareness of the injustices inherent in the ways Old Sol maintains those bands of magnetic fields.

I’m personally leaning in the direction it’s something to do with something else I haven’t figured out yet.


Meanwhile, nearer home, glaciologists are puzzled over the huge crack discovered in one of Antarctica’s glaciers.


Although the glacier is rumored to have been reinforced by Chinese steel there’s no unanimity as to whether the usual inferiority of the product is responsible.  Some believe the rift is being caused by the growing economic disparity within the Antarctic ice fields and infiltration by Communists undermining the traditional values required to hold Antarctica together.  Wall Street hired hands have rushed to assert the crack will destroy Antarctica if the one percent who caused the crack are held accountable.

I personally haven’t yet arrived at an opinion.

Old Jules




14 responses to “Occupy Old Sol, or New Chinese Manufacturing Markets

  1. What’s a few strong flares among friends?? 😉

  2. Ha! I suspect it may have to do with all that inferior steel, too.

    My husband noticed the decline in steel a long time ago and every time he heard of a tool company about to get bought out by a foreign investor, he’d rush to the stores and buy all the tools he thought he’d ever want. That stuff doesn’t bend.

    I think you are right, it’s a different (cheaper) alloy. But we Americans keep buying ’em, so they keep selling ’em.

    My husband gets tools made in Germany or Japan now.

    Anyway, nice sun spots. 😉

  3. You are a funny man. In a deep and profound and ironic way. I appreciate your writing. (And since this site seems to negate my comments whenever I make them for some reason, I’ll just sign this …)

    • Hi Bela. Always good to know you’re here, even if I don’t know who you are. When I do know because you’ve signed a comment it’s even better. Gracias, gracias gracias for the visit, read, comment, and all else. Jules

  4. Hi Jules. This post is over my head, I’m afraid. Just wanted to pop by and give my regards to you and the cats. Hope all is well.



    • Hi Sarcastic Bastard: I doubt it’s over your head. I was probably just ambiguous and my points poorly framed, insufficiently explained and otherwise flawed in their presentation. I’m grateful you came anyway. Gracias, Jules

  5. It’s always an adventure coming here to see what you’ve come up with next. I usually wait until later in the afternoon when my brain and muscles are all warmed up. Laughing it such hard work!

  6. Enjoyed the post, I doubt whether it was a Chinese steel problem as my reading leads me to believe it was all to do with the Norwegian planet designer Slarty Bartfast, white mice never really understood the mechanics of Antarctica, hence the appearance of occasional rifts. I also wonder whether OWS will protest on a block of ice the size of Berlin. At least they will be safe, NYPD doesn’t like cold warfare. So much to ponder, it makes my head hurt.

    • Hi argentumvulgaris and good morning to you. Yeah, old Slarty Bartfast might have done it. I agree it’s too painful to the head thinking about it, trying to reach a meanful conclusion. Gracias, Jules

  7. Sarcastic Bastard

    No, Jules. I think you are just smarter than me.



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