Comment: The first one is a "sundog".

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The first one is a "sundog".

The first one is a "sundog". Think of it as a rainbow formed where the prisms are the high-altitude, partially-aligned, ice crystals of a cirrus cloud or contrail, rather than raindrops. (The yattering about HAARP is bogus, and sundogs aren't all that rare.)

I think the second may be a particularly dense "wall cloud" - one step in tornado formation. (I'm not sure because I'm not familiar enough with the appearance of wall clouds.)

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.