This petition urges Tim Curry, the Criminal District Attorney of Tarrent County, to review all facts collected by Children\'s Protective Services regarding cases where there appears to be, or has been a conspiracy to protect the perpetrators of sexual abuse on innocent children. In particular, cases should be reviewed immediately if there is the likelihood that there may be a history of an intergenerational cycle of sexual abuse between members of the same family. Care should be taken to provide victims with a safe environment where they can be nurtured and receive the care and treatment they so desperately need and deserve.
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Rich, Switzerland2 years ago State: Oklahoma
Comments: I cannot ansewr that, but I first got confused when I discovered that there are different mean sea levels all over. The reason is twofold I found out.Most variable is the air pressure – it pushes down in the sea and moves water away to lower pressure areas.The second is currents where tides are constrained. For example the high tide NW of Australia is particularly high I understand because there are a great many reefs blocking the water. That causes it to ‘back up’ behind the reefs.\If and how those two, and presumably other, phenomena actually change trends I have no idea however, but it does tell me it is not immediately obvious.Actually the absolute height of the ocean surface varies over 200 meters. The geoid , an idealized representation of the oceans varies +/- 120 meters based mostly on gravitational variability. Changes due to tides, winds, waves, storm surges,air pressure, etc. only amplify that range, meaning that at any given moment the absolute difference may approach 300 meters, maybe more.
Fabrizio, France2 years ago State: Kentucky
Country: Sri Lanka
Comments: Dave Wendt says:June 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm (Edit)Another question I had when I first came acrsos the long term sea level trend map I referenced above was, what phenomenon could possibly account for the patterns of globular high positive trend areas interspersed with or surrounded by areas highly negative trend? I’ve posted this a couple times, but no one has ever jumped in with a guess.Just like water in a bucket if you shake it a bit, the water in any tidal basin “sloshes” around in the basin. In some basins at some time, this can lead to unusually high or low tides. This affects places like Funafuti, the capital of Tuvalu. The water inside the Tuvalu lagoon sloshes back and forth, and if it coincides with a high tide, the screams of “global warming” can be heard on the next atoll.The same thing happens in the Pacific Ocean itself, where at any time some areas will be higher and some will be lower. The study of this variation acrsos the surface of the oceans is fairly new, since we don’t have even one small tidal cycle (18.6 years) of satellite data. There is also a longer tidal cycle, which is fifty some years, can’t remember exactly. So while at present Tuvalu’s tidal level is higher than average, over time it will even out. Supposedly tidal variations and other systemic and random variations are corrected out in generating the sea surface anomaly and the map I referenced is of cumulative trends over nearly two decades. The globular patterns I asked about would seem to suggest that, even after removing natural variabilities, differences of SSH of about a foot and a half over relatively short distances have persisted for years. The only thing I can think of that could generate the pattern of variance shown on the map would be a similarly convoluted pattern of gravity anomalies, but that doesn't seem even remotely reasonable to me. I have no real theory about this, only a question which has intrigued me for a while.As I indicated in my previous comment I am not at all convinced that these satellite projections are actually reflective of the reality of the ocean's surfaces, but if they are, the fact that these atolls have still demonstrated the ability to expand in area in the face of an above average trend of increase would suggest to me that the coral's capacity to generate new material may be even more robust than we suppose.
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