Where's this water coming from?

As you said, Popoff is a proven fraud. He used to point out people in the audience and tell them by "divine revelation" what their illnesses or problems were, and he was always right. Until he told a woman she had cervical cancer, but the woman he told that to was a man dressed as a woman, who had written on his prayer card that he had cervical cancer.

Another person was outside using a radio scanner to monitor frequencies commonly used in private radio such as walkie-talkies, and guess what? The prayer cards had been collected very carefully, and kept in order, so that they could be associated with the person who wrote them. Popoff's wife was in an ante-room reading the most interesting prayer cards into a microphone which transmitted what they said into Popoff's earpiece. "The woman in the third row, fourth seat, red dress, has cervical cancer." So much for divine revelation and Popoff's miracles...

Peter Popoff is no less a fraud and a con man than Jim and Tammy Faye...

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Look at Earth compared to other rocky planets in the neighborhood, and the first thing that would likely jump out is that there's A LOT of water. So how did 70 percent of our planet's surface become covered in this essential life ingredient?

That question is the subject of lively scientific debate, it turns out.

There are two prevailing theories: One is that the Earth held onto some water when it formed, as there would have been ice in the nebula of gas and dust (called the proto-solar nebula) that eventually formed the sun and the planets about 4.5 billion years ago. Some of that water has remained with the Earth, and might be recycled through the planet's mantle layer, according to one theory.

[What Will Happen to Earth When the Sun Dies?]

The second theory holds that the Earth, Venus, Mars and Mercury would have been close enough to that proto-solar nebula that most of their water would have been vaporized by heat; these planets would have...

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Water surrounds us, falling from the sky, rushing down riverbeds, pouring from faucets, and yet many of us have never stopped to ask where it comes from. The answer is a complicated one, stretching way beyond an incoming tide or a cloud heavy with rain and all the way back to the very origins of the universe.

Shortly after the big bang, protons, neutrons and electrons swarmed in 10 billion degree heat [source: NASA]. Within minutes, hydrogen and then helium, known as the lighter elements, had taken shape from these atomic building blocks in a process called nucleosynthesis. (Lithium had a cameo as well.) The heavier elements didn't appear until much later, when the lighter elements underwent fusion inside of stars and during supernovas. Over time, stars sent wave after wave of these heavier elements, including oxygen, out into space where they mixed with the lighter elements.

Of course, the formation of hydrogen and oxygen molecules and the subsequent formation of...

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The answer is actually very simple. The sun creates oxygen and the universe is primarily hydrogen. The center of the earth is magma and the answer is that the earth was once a star/sun which for some reason stopped growing due to a lack of star food and started cooling down and thus, the water from this dying star/sun, now known as earth, formed on the cooled crust of this planet. Peter S.

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Water only exists so much on earth because other planets are too close or too far from the sun to have water.

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It is quite possible that a combination of asteroids, volcanic activity, chemical interaction and other processes all contributed to the earth's water. It would not have taken much for a...

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Once upon a time, many, many years ago, all the earth was land. There was no water, and it was possible to walk around the world at the equator. The animals and the angels were at peace, thus God was happy. But God soon became unhappy with his world. The animals had no one to care for them, and the earth needed some one to use its rich fertile soil. God thought and thought until finally he came up with an idea. He decided to create humans, in his likeness with a will of their own. .
So God created the first people. He placed them around the world, and made them in all shapes and colors. Everything was going fine, until the humans started sinning. With each sin, the angels cried. Their tears fell down to the earth, and gathered in puddles. With each sin, the puddles grew larger and larger, until finally, the first pond was formed. God warned the people, he told them that they were breaking the angel's hearts; for the angel's couldn't bear to see God's creations go...

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Transcript of Where Does Clean Water Come From?

Water is taken from the source (lake, river, stream, ocean, etc.) through pipes. Plants, fish and logs are screened out before the water is taken into the treatment plant. If the water is groundwater the screening is done by soil under the earth's surface.
Chemical Addition
Aluminum sulfate, polymers, and/or chlorine. These chemicals kill germs, improve taste and smell of water and settles solids that are still in the water. The chemicals are then mixed rapidly into the water.
Water from the sedimentation basin flows through filters made of layers of sand and gravel, this removes any remaining particles in the water.
Where Does Clean Water Come From?
The water and floc particles move into a sedimentation basin where the floc settles to the bottom of the basin and is removed.
Coagulation and Flocculation
Chemicals from the chemical addition step,...

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This question comes from Andrew Bumford and Steven Stormont.

In a previous episode I’ve talked about how the entire Solar System collapsed down from a cloud of hydrogen and helium left over from the Big Bang. And yet, we stand here on planet Earth, with all its water. So, how did that H20 get to our planet? The hydrogen came from the solar nebula, but where did the oxygen come from?
Here’s the amazing part.

The oxygen came from stars that lived and died before our Sun was even born. When those stars puffed out their final breaths of oxygen, carbon and other “metals”, they seeded new nebulae with the raw material for new worlds. We owe our very existence to the dead stars that came before.

When our Sun dies, it’ll give up some of its heavier elements to the next generation of stars. So, mix hydrogen together with this donated oxygen, and you’ll get H20. It doesn’t take any special process or encouragement, when those two elements come together, water is...

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We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.

A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue crystalline mineral called ringwoodite, may hold three times as much water that exists in all the world's surface oceans.

This discovery may help explain where Earth's water supply came from, and how subterranean water affects the shifting of rock in the Earth's outer crust -- a phenomenon scientists call plate tectonics.

"Geological processes on the Earth’s surface, such as earthquakes or erupting volcanoes, are an expression of what is going on inside the Earth, out of our sight," geophysicist Dr. Steven Jacobsen, an associate professor at Northwestern University, said in a written statement. "I think we are finally seeing evidence for a whole-Earth water cycle, which may...

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Though we live in the desert, the Coachella Valley is very fortunate to have high quality, local water resources. Unlike Orange County, San Diego and many other Southern California population centers, which must import water from hundreds of miles away in the northern part of the state, our valley has a remarkable, naturally occurring water source right below our feet.

This source, the Coachella Valley Groundwater Basin, helps keep water service reliable – and water rates affordable – for the 600,000 residents that call the valley home, and the 3.5 million tourists that visit us each year.


The Coachella Valley Groundwater Basin is a large underground aquifer – a body of permeable rock that stores water – 500 to 1,300 feet below the valley floor. The basin is replenished with rainwater, San Jacinto snowmelt, and water from the Colorado River.

It holds about 39 million acre feet of water, or about 13 trillion...

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All the water that flows in streams has to come from somewhere. We know that water in big streams comes from littler streams that flow into it—tributaries to the stream. But how does water get into those little creeks and brooks? All of this water comes from the sky, mostly in the form of rain and snow. When it rains, some water flows over the ground, eventually joining a stream. Much more of the rainwater seeps down into the soil, moving slowly underground until it, too, finds a stream or lake to join. When snow, sleet, hail and ice melt, the meltwater does the same thing. Pour out a bucket of water in your yard, street, or driveway. What happens to that water? Where does it go? How do you think it gets to the nearest stream?

As this water flows across the land, the land can change it. If the water flows across chemicals, such as automobile oil from roads or pesticides from farms, those chemicals become a part of the water. If the water flows across bare soil on...

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This year was nothing but water
Wet pages that couldn't be written on
This year was nothing but water
Sweaty skin of me, couldn't be written on
This year was nothing but water
The water was covered with a thick green scum
Shaped in clouds like a mackerel sky
And I mistook any yellow with sun

A balloon in the atmosphere
Leaves me down here
A balloon in the atmosphere
Leaves me behind here
Distending away any thoughts of survival

This year is still continuing through tunnels
To the undergrounds, cellars of heaven
We'll dry out progressively before their returns
Rains of north measured out the earth
Dampening all there is to inhale
So I blow it out, written on the air
It'll sit on your skins
So now you know

A balloon in the atmosphere
Leaves me down here
A balloon in the atmosphere
Leaves me behind here
Distending away any thoughts of...

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The Challenge

Sometimes people settle in areas where there is not a good source of water nearby. This is the case with the Witwatersrand area. At the end of the 19th century, many people came to the Witwatersrand in search of gold. As the mining town of Johannesburg grew, there wasn’t enough water in the area to meet everybodies needs. Attempts by the Johannesburg Water Works Company to meet the demand were hampered by the Great Drought of 1895. Frequent complaints concerning water led to the appointment of the Water Works Commission in 1895 to examine ways in which Johannesburg could be provided with good quality drinking water.

A geologist by the name of Dr Draper, was commissioned by the commission to assist. After some search on the farm Zuurbekom, Dr Draper found what everybody was looking for. He tied his handkerchief to the branch of a thorn bush and arriving back in Johannesburg, told the Water Works Commission “go to Zuurbekom, you will find my handkerchief...

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Water Questions & Answers

Water at Home

Floods, droughts, glaciers:

Q&A home:

Of course, the easy answer is all water starts off falling from the sky. Although, since precipitation is part of the water cycle, you could also say water doesn't start or end at anyplace, but goes around in a big cycle.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) compiles national water-use information every 5 years, with the last compilation being for 2005. As far as where all the water that we use in our homes comes from, it is from either a groundwater source, such as a well, or from a surface-water source, such a river, lake, or reservoir. In the U.S. in 2005, about 258 million of the 301 million people in the United States got their home water delivered by a public supplier, such as the county water department. At other homes, mainly is more rural areas, people provide water for themselves from sources such as a well, a cistern, a pond, or a stream. Largely...

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The History Behind This App

In 2011, when Disney introduced

Where's My Water

, it rocketed up to the top of the mobile app charts and launched Swampy the Alligator into stardom. It created a new brand for Disney, the first to originate from an app. In this sequel, Swampy and his friends Allie and Cranky are back with more than 100 new water-physics puzzlers found in three locations, including the Sewer, the Soap Factory, and the Beach.

The puzzles offered in this sequel don't stray far from those introduced in the original app. Players use their fingers to draw paths through subterranean environments to direct water to Swampy's shower, steam to Allie's steam-powered musical contraption, or poison to Cranky's plate. When directing the water through these puzzles, players will encounter switches to activate, faucets to turn, and other fun and tricky challenges. Players also need to collect embedded rubber duckies by running the appropriate form of...

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The Short Answer:

Some of it was here when the earth was made (but locked into the rocks as hydrates ... much of that released as the Earth became molten.)
And some came from comets and other ice particles that have bombarded the Earth since it was formed.
No one knows which part was the major contributor.

In more depth...:
At some early point in time (after the moon) the Earth was a hot, glowing ball which would have out-gassed fairly completely. Hydrogen is light enough so that most of it would have escaped. Free Hydrogen is lost from a planet as small as Earth, it takes the outer gas giants with much stronger gravitational pulls to hold it Additionally, there was little or no oxygen (all the bound oxygen was in the rocks - which is mostly still there).

One common theory of where the Earth's water comes from was the comet impact theory. The belief was that earths water came from comets that impacted on the early Earth (recall that at this time there...

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Just days after the United Nations passed a resolution to impose yet more sanctions on North Korea, the hermit nation fired another ballistic missile over Japan.

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously agreed to adopt a US-drafted resolution to ban textile exports from North Korea and restrict shipments of oil products to the country. Pyongyang responded by saying the United States would “suffer the greatest pain” for its role in the ruling.

While the aim of the sanctions is to choke North Korea’s finances, its repeated missile launches and nuclear explosions suggest it is not yet out of funds. But where exactly is the money coming from?

Weapons sales

According to a UN report published last year, North Korea has a lucrative trade in the sale of unreported items such as encrypted military communications equipment, air defence systems and satellite-guided missiles.

Last summer, Egypt intercepted a North Korean ship carrying 30,000 PG-7...

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Texans wading through water that covers prized possessions. Floridians fleeing a hurricane that is wider than their state. Forecasts of apocalyptic wind and waves. Wildfires filling the west coast with smoke. An earthquake rocks Mexico. Buildings collapse. Tsunamis threaten.

How can this all be happening? How should we respond? And, most of all, where is God? Scripture has answers.

Jesus said, “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.” (Lk. 21:25, NIV)

Natural disasters may surprise us, but they do not surprise God. Increasing frequency of natural calamities are like the birth pangs of pregnancy—indications of an impending delivery. Christians do not know when Christ will return, but we believe we will see “…the Son of Man coming in the cloud with great power and glory. When these things (natural disasters) begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads,...

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COMING TO AMERICA (1988) *** Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley, John Amos, Eriq La Salle, Louie Anderson. Murphy does a fine job as an African prince unhappy about his upcoming nuptials to a woman he has never met so he sets off to New York to find his true love (and queen) with some sweet moments as well as comic (thanks largely to his and Hall's neat hat trick of playing several different characters thanks to the miracle of Rick Baker's make up). Look sharply for Vondie Curtis Hall (of tv's "Chicago Hope") as an overly welcoming fellow native stateside; Cuba Gooding Jr. in a blink-and-you'll miss cameo (getting a haircut) and the clever inserting of Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy as the Randolph Brothers from Murphy's and director John Landis' previous joint effort "Trading Places". Best bit: Murphy becoming a real New Yorker and greeting a screaming abusive neighbor with "Yes! Yes! ... and F**K YOU...

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California, supplier of nearly half of all US fruits, veggies, and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of the state’s “developed water,” or water that’s moved from its natural source to other areas via pipes and aqueducts.

As the maps above show, much of California’s agriculture is concentrated in the parts of the state that the drought has hit the hardest. For example: Monterey County, which is currently enduring an “exceptional drought,” according to the US Drought Monitor, grew nearly half of America’s lettuce and broccoli in 2012.

When it comes to water use, not all plants are created equal. Here’s how much water some of California’s major crops require:

Jay Lund, a water expert at the University of California-Davis, says that water problems mean that agriculture may soon play a less important role in California’s economy, as the business of growing food moves to the South and the Midwest,...

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We've never really worried about hurricanes here in the Sarasota/Bradenton area in the four years we've lived here. We are about 30 miles inland from the coast on the west side of Florida, an hour south of Tampa.We knew there was always a possibility, but 1) they hadn't had a direct hit hurricane in the area for about 90 years, and 2) we are not in a flood plain. We don't even carry flood insurance. We don't have hurricane shutters. Very few people in our neighborhood have hurricane shutters.

So in the first few days of last week, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Sept. 4-6th, we were
watching the weather, in particular, our favorite weatherman, Denis Phillips of ABC10 News as he talked about a newly named hurricane by the name of Irma. He wasn't too worried. The system was well out in the Atlantic, and he was going to watch it very carefully....As the week progressed, the storm developed into a category 4, then a category 5, still out in the Atlantic and he was now...

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