THE SPHINX—-HONG KONG

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The Editor:   Could you tell our loyal readers about Hong Kong, Lois ?

Slant Eyed Cat:  Here is a brief history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CSLN23h3Lo

The Editor:  The city SEC, not the movie.

SEC:  Oh  !!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/us/index.jsp

The Editor:   What is going on with the protest ?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/30/democracy-protests-hong-kong/16466543/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29430229

Run Over Me With a Tank Cat:   The Kongnetts want their freedom.  If they aren’t careful OUR BIGGEST TRADING PARTNER will give it to them, like in 1989.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeFzeNAHEhU

The Editor:   Can you explain, to our loyal readers, how freedom works, ROMWaTC ?

Gold-Popcorn Theory Cat:  For sure, freedom is like gold.  There is only so much of it in the world, for some to gain freedom others must lose it.  Here is America’s Reserve of Freedoms.  It is empty.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://19.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kuf5epnOyh1qasjv5o1_500.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.stashvault.com/fort-knox-passageway-to-underground-vault/&h=375&w=500&sz=27&tbnid=XSmkB-FlSqNT6M:&tbnh=94&tbnw=125&zoom=1&usg=__aD7aia7Q52cWBXtVRDk3zJ0KuJ4=&docid=Tf6DHap2F4pyHM&sa=X&ei=D1QFUeflOIj28wSkz4CYAw&ved=0CFUQ9QEwCg&dur=314

The Editor:  Do you mean that America’s freedoms lost since 2001 are in Hong Kong ?

G-PTC:  Yes, you can see our vault is empty.  Our lost freedoms popped up in Hong Kong, like popcorn in a bag.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH9zG28GQEg

http://yeli.us/Flash/Fire.html

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

                         THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY IN GEORGIA HISTORY

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 TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
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YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR TODAY

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Your Chinese Horoscope

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AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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10 Things To Know Today

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1. EBOLA CASE FUELS CONCERNS FOR LIBERIANS IN TEXAS

The first case of the disease diagnosed in the U.S. sends chills through the West African community in Dallas whose leaders urge caution to prevent spreading the virus.

2. PROTESTERS HECKLE HONG KONG LEADER

Upset that Leung Chun-ying has refused to meet them, activists threaten to expand their demonstrations unless he resigns and the Chinese leadership agrees to broader electoral reforms.

3. TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL 7 IN KABUL

The two attacks take place just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.

4. AIRSTRIKES LAUNCHED AMID INTELLIGENCE GAPS

As it bombs Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon also operates under less restrictive targeting rules than those Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen.

5. WHO TRIES TO FIND HIS ECONOMIC VOICE AGAIN

Obama will draw new attention to the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession with a speech at Northwestern University, linking U.S. stature abroad to the strong economy at home.

6. NATO’S NEW CHIEF HAS MUCH TO TACKLE

Jens Stoltenberg, who served as Norway’s prime minister, is described as “a consensus maker… who builds through small steps and minor measures.”

7. WHAT IF HIGH COURT REJECTS GAY MARRIAGE CASES?

If the justices refuse to get involved in the issue right now, it will allow gay and lesbian couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to begin getting married almost immediately.

8. WHICH HOLY CITY IS UNDERGOING AMBITIOUS OVERHAUL

In the mid-2000s, Saudi Arabia launched the biggest transformation in Mecca’s history with a series of mega-projects that, though incomplete, have already reshaped its centuries-old neighborhoods.

9. APP TEACHES KINDERGARTNERS BASIC COMPUTER CODING

With ScratchJr, children can snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters and other elements in their project move, jump, talk and change size.

10. PAYPAL’S POTENTIAL FIRST SOLO MOVE

Some analysts say the company could be a takeover target.

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; Reprocessing & Copyright: Francesco Antonucci

Explanation: The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth’s night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This sharp close-up of the dying star’s nebula was recorded in 2009 by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3, and is presented here in reprocessed colors. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star’s dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius).

Tomorrow’s picture: open space

THE SPHINX——–WHAT ??????????????

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The Editor:   Lois, what usually happens when a person or group proves that they are inept, stupid, whorehoppers, incompetent, and undependable ?

Union Cat:   They would normally be fired, locked-up, banished, outsourced, or just plain avoided.   Oh !   Wait a minute, if this is regarding the Secret Service, all bets are off.  They just pay them in Pesos, and give weekly penicillin shots.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/us/white-house-security-mulls-tourist-screens.html?_r=1

The Editor:   That is sad and pitiful,  they can’t guard a few acres because of incompetence, and now they want to perform an UNLAWFUL SEARCH AND SEIZURE on everyone who visits Washington, D.C.    They should reduce the carrot garden and put that money on more equipment.    They just want to take more rights away from citizens.

https://news.yahoo.com/security-breached-intruder-gets-white-house-085528981–politics.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-fence-jumper-made-it-far-deeper-into-building-than-previously-known/2014/09/29/02efd53e-47ea-11e4-a046-120a8a855cca_story.html

Franken Cat:   This is what citizens should do, then take away the government guns, pensions, free cars, chauffeurs, airplanes, sex slaves, and dope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLvGnro4Cgw

I wonder why they didn’t murder these guys like they did  Miriam Carey.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/08/us/miriam-carey-autopsy/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qdmG7OZSME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjRsBxd6psQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqscpuCogRE