Archive | January 2014

10 Things To Know Today

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1. AP EXCLUSIVE: NAVY YARD GUNMAN LIED CONVINCINGLY TO DOCTORS

Veterans Affairs evaluators concluded Aaron Alexis had no mental health issues, documents obtained by AP show.

2. VICTIMS OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING HAVE RANGE OF REACTIONS TO RULING

“It shows that if you are going to terrorize our country, you are going to pay with your life,” one says of government’s decision to seek death penalty.

3. HOW EXTRADITION COULD PLAY OUT IN AMANDA KNOX CASE

U.S. State Department would evaluate a request from Italy, and both law and politics would factor into decision.

4. AP EXCLUSIVE: INSIDE PAKISTAN ARMY’S BOMB SCHOOL

Rebecca Santana is first reporter inside facility where instructors teach Pakistani forces the clever places militants hide homemade bombs.

5. SECURITY EXPERTS WORRY ABOUT SOFT TARGETS IN SOCHI

Olympic venues are tightly guarded, but Islamic militants could target vulnerable areas in or outside the sprawling resort.

6. AP FACT CHECK: HOW BAD THE NSA SECURITY LEAKS WERE

Top U.S. intelligence chief says they were the worst, but some historians cite more devastating intelligence breakdowns the past century.

7. WHERE CARS LACK AIR BAGS AND CRUMPLE EASILY

Some of India’s most popular small cars fail crash tests because of a lack of safety requirements and little regulation.

8. PARENTS OUTRAGED WHEN SCHOOL LUNCHES TAKEN AWAY

The Salt Lake City School District apologizes and says it’s investigating why elementary students owing money on their accounts had their meals tossed.

9. WHAT COUNTRY VENEZUELA’S YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FLEEING TO

Its economy recovering from Europe’s financial crisis, Ireland has emerged as the top choice of students seeking opportunities abroad.

10. WHY BILL DE BLASIO WON’T BE AT THE SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Even though it’s being played in his own backyard, the new NYC mayor says he’ll watch at home rather than foot the bill for the high-priced game.

THE SPHINX — HIGH FINANCE AND SELLING AMERICA

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The Editor:   What is new, Lois ?

Alcohol Cat:   As most people DON’T know Busch is owned by a mostly Belgian company,  lock, stock, and horses.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anheuser-Busch

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/02/04/clydesdale-ad-wins-by-a-nose/1889693/

Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam are next.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BEAM_ACQUISITION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-01-13-07-19-30

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/vodka-is-turning-japanese-2014-01-17

The Editor:  Is that the NEW WORLD ORDER, AC ?  

No Borders Cat:  I guess it is,  what a coincidence, Papa Bush gives his New World Order Speech on 9-11-91.  Exactly 10 years before 9-11-2001.  What another coincidence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byxeOG_pZ1o

The Editor:  Everyone is still getting rich, except for 5 billion people, NBC, what is the problem ?

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-oxfam-world-economic-forum-income-inequality-20140120,0,7080817.story#axzz2qxEXoTZW

Poverty Cat:  I do my share to save the world.  Maybe the problem is that half of all people are uneducated.

The Editor:  What is your share,  PC ?

Poverty Cat Not:  Keep myself out of poverty.  The poor will always be with us.

The Editor:  That is a catchy phrase, did you think of it, PCN ?

PCN:   No, I read it here.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+26%3A11-13&version=KJV

You can’t always get what you want.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIX0ZDqDljA

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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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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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Light Pillars from a Little Planet
Image Credit & Copyright: Janne Voutilainen

Explanation: Eerie pillars of light ring the edges of this snowy little planet. Of course the little planet is planet Earth, shown in a nadir-to-zenith, around-the-horizon, little planet projection. The spherical panoramic image mosaic maps a view from Siilinjärvi in eastern Finland. Flat ice crystals, like those more often found in high, thin clouds, are gently fluttering in very cold air near the surface. The pillars of light appear as their briefly horizontal facets reflect upward directed light from ground sources downward, toward the observer. In fact, the fluttering crystals produce an effect analogous to the shimmering columns of moonlight or sunlight reflected by surface waves across water.

 Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend


THE SPHINX — OLD BOATS AND CULTURE

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The Editor:   Lois, have you heard about the boat full of rats headed for England ?

http://blogs.ajc.com/news-to-me/2014/01/24/ghost-ship-packed-with-cannibal-rats-approaches-shore/?icmp=ajc_internallink_textlink_homepage

Popeye Cat:   That is one boat Amigo and I want nothing to do with.   Send it to one of those countries where everyone is starving.   Here is another boat story.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_ANCIENT_ARK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-01-24-14-58-33

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2545494/Was-Noahs-Ark-ROUND-3-700-year-old-clay-tablet-reveals-boat-coracle-reeds-bitumen.html

The Editor:  That is amazing, PC.   Do you believe it ?

Bible Cat:  It might be true, but I will stick with my previous opinion.  It is like making Pluto an un-planet.  It just doesn’t work for me.

http://www.bartleby.com/108/01/6.html

The Editor:  Is there other news from long ago ?

BC:  Here is some.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gobekli-tepe-the-worlds-first-temple-83613665/

The Editor:  Thanks for the update.

Rune Cumberland Cat:  I almost forgot, here is a new interpretation of our cave drawings.

http://www.ibtimes.com/evidence-prehistoric-recycling-suggests-our-ancient-ancestors-were-green-too-1423688

Moo seems to be telling OOO that his idea to get bank account information from Nigeria/Kenya is not as profitable as it once was,  maybe they should listen to Noah and help him.  AF 1 can’t fly for forty days.   OOO says that it never rains in Southern France.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UA3kFSvdN0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQstQST1GiM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDRbF80NKDU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb0iiPbm6qw

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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