Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 19, 2017 11THE WORLD AROUND US 
Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 19, 2017 11THE WORLD AROUND US 
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America willbe treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASATelevision will carry it live from coast to coast fromunique vantage points on the ground and fromaircraft and spacecraft, including the InternationalSpace Station. Coverage will be featured during thelive four-hour broadcast Eclipse Across America:
Through the Eyes of NASA. 

Programming begins at 12 noon EDT with apreview show hosted from Charleston, SouthCarolina. The main show begins at 1 p.m. andwill cover the path of totality the eclipse will takeacross the United States, from Oregon to SouthCarolina. The program will feature views fromNASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons,
satellites and specially-modified telescopes. It alsowill include live reports from Charleston, as well asfrom Salem, Oregon; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Beatrice,
Nebraska; Jefferson City, Missouri; Carbondale, 
Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and Clarksville,

The Toshiba Vision screen in New York’s Times 
Square will broadcast the program live in its entiretyto give the public a big-screen view of the eclipse.
Viewers in Times Square can listen to NASAcoverage while observing it on the big screen bydownloading the NASA app or going to https:// 

Catch NASA’s live coverage using any of the 


* NASA App for iOS,
* NASA App for Android,
* NASA App for Amazon Fire and Fire TV, http://
* The NASA App also is available to Apple TV users. 
Social Media 

* Facebook Live,
* Twitter/Periscope,
* Twitch TV,
* UStream,
* YouTube, 

[Nyerges is a long-timeit was invented because people wanted and needed

survival instructor and more time to do all the other things in life that they

author of over a dozen deemed far more important than washing clothes

books. He can be reached by hand, whatever those other things may be.

at www.SchoolofSelf-Clothes are so essential to our daily life –, or Box 41834, Eagle Rock, CAin the urban jungle or in the remote outback – that90041.]I am often surprised how little attention is given

Washing machines are another of those devicesto clothing and fabric selection in the so-calledthat modern man seems to think he couldn’t live “survival-manuals.” 
without. Yet for the vast stretch of human history, 
there were no washing machines. People justTYPES OF FABRICS 
washed with hot water and soap and worked theAnyone who’s ever washed clothes knows that somegarments by hand until it was clean. Sometimes fabrics clean up better than others, and stains fromsmooth rocks were used, sometimes not. In fact, certain substances are harder to remove than others. 
sometimes it was just cold running water in theIn general, from a survival standpoint, I regardstream and no soap at all.cotton and wool (and other natural materials) as

I once lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico, attending asuperior to any of the man-made synthetic fabricsdaily language school. I lived downtown in a tall on the market, with only a few exceptions. Yes, it’s 
hotel where many other students stayed, and eachtrue that polyesters will last longer, and will hold upday I walked a few miles to my language school,better to rugged abuse, including being washed byacross town up in the hills. To get to school, Istones, but overall, I believe that the comfort and 
walked down and through a canyon on the westbreathability of natural fabrics far outweighs theedge of town through which a river flowed. This benefits of synthetics. (For a complete comparisoncanyon was the poor district, and the people thereof fabrics, see “How to Survive Anywhere,” secondlived in little square adobe houses, where theedition, Stackpole Books, pages 124 through 127.)
window and doors were merely openings in theWhen you’re out shopping for clothing in theadobe. A stream flowed through this canyon andfirst place, try to think long term. Will this garment 
everyday I’d see how all the people washed theirhold up to rugged use? Will I be able to sew it if it 
clothes in the stream, usually with rocks. It took tears? Does it have a lot of pockets? Would I be 
me a few minutes to walk through the area wherecomfortable wearing this if I was suddenly stuckthe stream flowed, and I always tried to see whatin some disaster and could only wear this for theall the people were doing in the river. It was alreadynext two weeks? And read the labels where it tells 
hot in the morning when I went to school, andyou how to clean the garment. Those “delicate” 
the young children were mostly naked, and thegarments that should only be taken to a dry cleanerwomen had the clothes stretched out on flat rocks. – perhaps you really don’t need those garments.
The clothes had already been soaked in water, andOK, your clothes are dirty, but you don’t havethey were rubbing parts of the clothes with smallsoap or water. Now what? Many times whilerocks, presumably to take out stains. Later, I was practicing survival skills in the desert, we’d remove 
shown the types of rocks used – they were ovalour clothes, shake them out, and lay them in the sunshaped, fit into the hand, and though they lookedfor a bit. Then we’d turn them inside out, and lay 
smooth, the surface was actually rough, like finethem in the sun for another hour or longer. Then, 
sand paper. It was a type of decomposed granite, asto keep the body clean, my mentor showed us towell as sandstone, that was used. Then they laid the simply do a dry scrub with a natural bristle brush,
clothes out on the stones to dry in the hot afternoon which removes dirt and takes off dead skin cells. It 
sun. When I walked home from school, I’d often may sound like torture, but you really feel refreshed 
see them removing the now-dry clothes.after doing this.

Clearly, a washing machine is not vital to life. But Later, I’ll discuss more on this topic. 

Embedding Streams 
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NASA TV Feeds 
NASA TV on Galaxy-13NASA TV channels are digital C-band signals, 
AVOC TX 1 and 36 TBGS 101321 AVOC TX 2. 
Media requesting this connection must contactVerizon directly and have previously had presenceon the AVOC. 
All content and times are subject to change inreal-time and without notice. 
More details and a broadcast timeline: addition to the NASA TV broadcast, live video 
streams from locations across the country will beavailable at: view and download NASA eclipse images: imagery and videos are in the public domainand can be used with the proper credit. For moreinformation, please see NASA’s Media Usage 
You can contact Bob Eklund at: b.eklund@ 
carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satelliteGalaxy-13, transponder 11, at 127 degrees west 
longitude, with a downlink frequency of 3920 MHz,
vertical polarization, data rate of 38.80 MHz, symbolrate of 28.0681 Mbps, and 3/4 FEC. A Digital VideoBroadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated ReceiverDecoder (IRD) is needed for reception.

NTV-1 (Public-Education) HD Program = 101(NTV-1)
Compression Format = MPEG-2, Video PID = 
0x112 hex / 274 decimal, AC-3 PID = 0x113 hex /
275 decimal, MPEG I Layer II Audio PID = 0x114hex / 276 decimal. NASA also is providing an uncaptioned 
KU feed for this event only on Galaxy 17,
Transponder TBD.

NTV-3 (Media) HD Program = 103 (NTV-3)
Compression Format = MPEG-4, Video PID = 
0x1031 hex / 4145 decimal, AC-3 Audio PID = 
0x1034 hex /4148 decimal, MPEG I Layer II AudioPID = 0x1035 hex /4149 decimal. NASA also isproviding a raw feed on the Verizon AVOC. Thetransmit circuit numbers are 36 TBGS 101315 


A Weekly Religion Column by Rev. James Snyder 


This past week I had mynormally. It also affected my eyesight. As I

yearly visit with my doctor.looked at each page it became more blurry, which

Believe me, it was no affected my reading ability. I had no idea what Ivacation but it did vacate the cash in my wallet. Itwas reading.
was not the loss I needed at the time. With my reading ability so affected, my writing

It is amazing about my doctor. He knows theability was completely out of the operating room.
exact cash I have in my wallet at any given time.I noticed I was starting to write in a foreignMore amazing, everything he does for me islanguage, which I did not recognize. I’m notcovered by that cash in my wallet. One time I trysure if my spelling was bad or if I was writing into hide a five spot in my wallet, but to no avail.“tongues.”
The doctor knew it was there, somehow, I’m not It was then I remembered seeing a prescriptionsure how. my doctor wrote for me once. On that paper he

Most doctors are experts in the area ofalso was writing in “tongues” because I could notextraction. Mostly, the extraction of cash frominterpret a word he wrote. So, the doctor probablytheir patients. That may be what they learn inwill be able to read my paperwork.
medical school, I’m not too sure. I kept writing, but I am not sure they were

My doctor ordered me to come in the next dayactually words I was writing, trying to get to thefor a blood test and the nurse came in to prepareend of the paperwork before the nurse called meme. One thing she said was I needed to fast beforefor my blood work. I am not sure which is worse,
coming to the doctor’s office the next day.the blood work or the paperwork. Both have

To me, fasting is to see how fast you can eattaken a lot of blood out of my body at the time. Iyour food. It’s a contest and I win every time.was concerned that the nurse would not find anyWhen I suggested that to the nurse, she surgicallyblood left in my body.
removed that thought from my head andI am not sure, but I think the amount of blood 
explained that it meant I could have no food atthe nurse extracted from my person was equal toall, not even coffee. the amount of ink I used to fill out the paperwork.
Looking at her with a rather somber scowl, I said,After I got home, I began to worry about what I“You really don’t want to see me before I drinkwrote on the doctor’s papers. How much troublemy morning coffee, do you?” I was snickering aswould I be in the next time I saw my doctor? HeI said it to her. is always looking for something wrong with me

Without blinking, she simply said, “I’m inand he never finds anything.
charge of the needle!”The more I thought about it, the more I

I remember the last time I gave a nurse a hardrealized my doctor was a medical doctor and nottime, I called her Miss Dracula and she stabbed a psychiatrist. If a psychiatrist would read thoseme with the needle six times before she found anypapers, I probably would be admitted to theblood. I know she did it intentionally, becausepsychiatric unit in the nearest hospital available.
while she was doing it, I barely noticed a smileI thought of what David once said, “Let thegiggling on her face.words of my mouth, and the meditation of my

Being a man patient, I was not permitted to cry,heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, myalthough I was crying on the inside.strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

Never, and I mean never, make the nurse What a man says reveals what’s in his heart. Iunhappy. She knows how to do the needlecan let somebody pull words out of my mouth, orperfectly or she knows how to do it hurtfully. SheI can let my heart speak. The choice is mine.
knows more than one way to stab a patient withDr. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family ofthe needle. My nurse knew every way.God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472.

I managed to do my “fasting” according to theHe lives with his wife in Silver Springs Shores. Callnurse’s instruction. him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.

Sitting in the waiting room waiting for mynet. The church web site is www.whatafellowship. 
appointment I was given a stack

of paper and told to fill it out 
for their records. I have written 
several books in my time, but thispaperwork was ridiculous. Theywanted to know things about methat I did not even know about 
me. Are you allowed to lie to thedoctor? 
There was page after page ofinformation I needed to write 
down. I’m not quite sure, but Ithink I went through 17 pensbefore I finished the whole batch. 
That’s a lot of ink. 
Why the doctor needs to knowall of those things about me isbeyond my imagination, but I 
must confess that I did stretch 
my imagination in filling out thepaperwork.
I also must confess that without 
my morning cup of Joe my tinygray cells were not functioning 
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