Archive | May 2013

THE SPHINX–FOLLOW-UP NEWS

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The Editor:  Lois, can you answer some reader questions ?

Answer Cat:  I will certainly try.

Seed Vault Operator:   Will our seeds be needed before we even get it  filled ?

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/buried-seed-vault-opens-in-arctic/

Genetic Pure Cat:  You might need to start collecting even more.  Here are a few articles about Bonsanto putting Round-Up in everything but their employee meals.

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ffd_1339087911

The Editor:   GPC,  if Round-Up isn’t good for you why did the Congress and President exempt them from lawsuits ?

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57576835/critics-slam-obama-for-protecting-monsanto/

Organic Cat:   They are big campaign contributors.  Here is the first test study over six months in length concerning GMO ( genetic modified organisms )  ever conducted.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57517377-10391704/study-says-genetically-modified-corn-causes-tumors-but-other-scientists-skeptical-about-research/

The Editor:  OC, we lose readers with health news, could you spice it up a bit ?

OC:   Here is the White House Gardener, after taking care of Moochelle’s garden.    After this incident they changed to organic food only,  as anyone with enough money has done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM1o1xe5FGE

The Editor:  What can the average person do OC ?

Frogman Cat:  Eat only organic food, support food label laws,  and contact the manager of the store where you shop.   The only bright side is that the moochers on government programs will grow fins, webs, gills, and move to the Amazon River or country of origin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6u86CBThds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZftK2kO6U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H_cI_WCnE

THE SPHINX–MAN’S PLACE IN THE COSMOS

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The Editor:   That is a pretty big assignment for a cat, Lois.

Cosmos Cat:    It’s pretty simple,  man is out of place.  When there is no need for stealing, cheating, murdering, poisoning, lying, destroying, enslaving, and just killing people for enjoyment,  man is “johnny on the spot”.

The Editor:   Can you give our vile, venomous, hateful, disgusting, pitiful readers an example, Cosmos Cat ?

Universe Cat:  Here is one example,  thankfully we don’t worry about this on Cumberland,  as Amigo inspects all medicines that we import.  On Cumberland you don’t have to worry about TGIF—Thank Goodness It’s Fake/Forgery.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2330116/Scores-TGI-Fridays-New-Jersey-bars-busted-substituting-cheap-alcohol-shelf-scotch-statewide-crackdown.html

The Editor:   All the inspections must keep this Amigo Guy pretty busy ?

Spirit Cat:   Here is an example of one day of inspection.

https://www.google.com/search?source=ig&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS354&q=florabama+bar+photos&oq=&gs_l=

Amigo does have the Wine Angels if things become too hectic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXapZVoJ4Cw

The Editor:  What happens if a lawbreaker is caught,  is he sent to Devil’s Island ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Island

Beach Front Cat:  Shucks no,  he is sent to our beach cottage for three days.   Each day he is given a loaf of bread and gallon of water.  The cottage is ocean front, actually it is a cave carved by the ocean into solid rock.   We put a steel jail door on the front.  As the tide rises the patron has to climb the rungs on the door to keep from drowning.   When the tide recedes if there are any sea creatures left on the sand he has breakfast/dinner.

The Editor:  Is that cruel and unusual punishment ?

BFC:   It is in our Constitution,  if 75 % of the people object they can change the Constitution.   So far there hasn’t been any communication problems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBBWUZfgRiw

The Editor:  What is the goal of Cumberland’s justice system, BFC ?

Attorney General Cat:   To keep streets safe, even at two in the morning, to get rid of leeches and rats.  To not pay a dime of public money for losers.

All needy programs are handled by donations, and non-profits.  If problem citizens can’t follow the law it is not our goal to show them the light.

The Editor:  AGC, do you have a song ?

AGC:  Try these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2XHYKWLGTg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmKJ66X0QvM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZakSRqZow8A

THE SPHINX-FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS

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The Editor:  Lois, can you answer some follow up questions from our loyal readers ?

Summer Cat:  For sure.

The Editor:   Here is one from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,  will the Jersey Boardwalk be completed for summer, or will Jersey’s Governor have to be a float in the parade- to earn money ?

http://weather.aol.com/2013/05/24/sandydevastated-casino-pier-open-for-memorial-day-business/

Helium Cat:   What a great question, here is Governor Cristie in last year’s parade.

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade2.htm

Helium Cat:  He fell on his stomach, and similar to a turtle on its back, couldn’t get up.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://rolloverhitler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ChristieCone.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2986094/posts&h=640&w=592&sz=253&tbnid=a44UluvKegzv3M:&tbnh=119&tbnw=110&zoom=1&usg=__TH1HwyywbNsBM3EzOMWvd_XgsC8=&docid=IcZACSvoCtpB_M&sa=X&ei=tfChUcHUG4mC9gT0woHYAw&ved=0CDkQ9QEwAg&dur=15342

At least he is entertaining, like a rodeo or State Fair.

The Editor:  HC,  Amigo has your grilled mouse,  could you leave us a song ?

HC:   I like these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyzCccndc2w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt7SPm7N6D8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a10aowRXWA0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atHY8rDBhtI                                                                Performed by Johnny Towery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTLoRbLaSBA

THE SPHINX–MEMORIAL DAY

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The Editor:    Our Memorial Day comments.

http://www.almanac.com/content/when-memorial-day

http://www.usmemorialday.org/

http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm

Veteran Cat:  If it isn’t cloudy, check out this celestial show.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/24/us-space-planets-idUSBRE94N0VH20130524

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLOLtE9LlmQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-DmAh0dObI

AMERICAN VALOR, BENGHAZI, LYBIA

THIS PART YOU MAY NOT KNOW, BUT SHOULD.

The stunning part of this story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force.Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.

The news has been full of the attacks on our embassies throughout the Muslim world, and in particular, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi, Libya.

However, there’s a little known story of incredible bravery, heroics, and courage that should be the top story.

So what actually happened at the U.S. embassy in Libya? We are learning more about this every day. Ambassador Stevens and Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, along with administrative staff, were working out of temporary quarters due to the fact that in the spring of 2011 during the so-called Arab Spring, the United States cut ties with then president Moammar Gadhafi. Our embassy was looted and ransacked, causing it to be unusable. It is still in a state of disrepair.

Security for embassies and their personnel is to be provided by the host nation. Since Libya has gone through a civil war of sorts in the past 18 months, the current government is very unstable, and therefore, unreliable

A well-organized attack by radical Muslims was planned specifically targeting the temporary U.S. embassy building. The Libyan security force that was in place to protect our people deserted their post, or joined the attacking force. Either way, our people were in a real fix. And it should be noted that Ambassador Stevens had mentioned on more than one occasion to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that he was quite concerned for his personal safety and the welfare of his people. It is thought that Ambassador Stevens was on a “hit list.”

A short distance from the American compound, two Americans were sleeping. They were in Libya as independent contractors working an assignment totally unrelated to our embassy. They also happened to be former Navy Seal’s.

When they heard the noise coming from the attack on our embassy, as you would expect from highly trained warriors, they ran to the fight. Apparently, they had no weapons, but seeing the Libyan guards dropping their guns in their haste in fleeing the scene, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty snatched up several of these discarded weapons and prepared to defend the American compound.

Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two Seal’s set up a defensive perimeter. Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured, and Foreign Service officer, Sean Smith, was dead. However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety. Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves. But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.

As it became apparent to these selfless heroes, they were definitely going to lose their lives unless some reinforcements showed up in a hurry. As we know now, that was not to be. I’m fairly certain they knew they were going to die in this gun fight, but not before they took a whole lot of bad guys with them!

Consider these tenets of the Navy SEAL Code:

1) Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate,

2) Serve with Honor and Integrity On and Off the Battlefield,

3) Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit,

4) Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates,

5) Excel as Warriors through Discipline and Innovation,

6) Train for War, Fight to Win, Defeat our Nation’s Enemies, and…

7) Earn your Trident every day

(
http://www.navyseals.com/seal-code-warrior-creed).
Thank you, Tyrone and Glen. To the very last breath, you both lived up to the SEAL Code. You served all of us well. You were courageous in the face of certain death.

And Tyrone, even though you never got to hold your newborn son, he will grow up knowing the character and quality of his father, a man among men who sacrificed himself defending others.

Dr. Charles R. Roots

Senior Pastor

Former Staff Sergeant,

USMC Captain,

U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret.)

 

THE SPHINX–TIME MACHINE

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The Editor:    Where are we going, Lois ?

Time Traveler Cat:    We are going forward to the past.   This article is completely make believe. 

The Editor:  Is it an adventure, or even better a quest ?   How does the time machine work ?

Future-Past Kitten:  Here is the start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpgJzlY9y8A

The Editor:   What a trip FPK,  is it true ?

Past-Future Kitten:  It doesn’t matter.  Here is the White House in the olden days,  ( 1973 ).

https://www.google.com/search?q=newsweek+cover+july+30+1973&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS354&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vUiaUYiuCYy29gTru4DQBw&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=697

The Editor:  That is amazing,  what happened to Nixon and his staff ?

Lost Cat:   Back then the news networks weren’t paid for by the Feds/crooks,  Americans had a little morality, and  Nixon had enough shame to resign.  Most of his staff spent time in prison.   Here is a song about some of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK8Iowe83-A

Now we have Fast and Furious-Gate–one Border Agent killed and many Mexicans, with guns sold to drug cartels in Mexico by our Justice Department.

Benghazi-Gate–four State Department employees killed ( who worked for Hillary ).

Associated Press-Gate,  The White House Tapping the phones of reporters.

IRS-Gate, the Internal Revenue Service Profiling any non-profit with Patriot or Tea Party in the name.   The original supervisor was paid a hundred-thousand dollar bonus and promoted to oversee the Obama Care Health plan under the IRS.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2013/05/17/Its-Time-for-the-IRS-Axe-to-Fall-on-Lois-Lerner.aspx#page1

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/opinions/39269020_1_bo-tea-party-groups-david-plouffe

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20130522/DA6E7MA81.html

You guys get what you pay for. 

The Editor:  Will any of the Creeps resign,  LC ?

LC:   That would be a Fairy Tale.  Here is one last link to make you throw up.  He should have been tried as quickly as Tim McVeigh.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/investigations/Accused-Fort-Hood-Shooter-Paid-278000-While-Awaiting-Trial-208230691.html

The Editor:   Is there an appropriate song, Lois ?

LC:  No, but here is a song, to at least end on a happy note.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5XYLPzHCZc