Archive | March 14, 2014

THE SPHINX —–TOP TEN LISTS

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The Editor:   What a great idea, everyone loves top ten lists.

Slipin’ Slidin Cat:   They sure do.  Here are some weird lists.

http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2013/08/15/10-of-the-greatest-new-york-post-headlines-of-all-time?showFullText=true

http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-popular/10-richest-dead-celebrity-earners/

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/automobiles/10-long-lasting-cars-that-will-go-the-distance-and-then-some.html/?ref=low-dt

The Editor:  Do you think their estates pay taxes, SSC ?

I’m a Cat-We Don’t Know About Taxes:  Half of them died owing taxes, which I endorse.

http://entertainment.time.com/2013/12/04/arts-and-entertainment/

The Editor:  What about movies, IaC-WDKAT ?

Subjective Cat:  They are like songs, so subjective, everyone has their own favorites.  Most people don’t watch old movies.

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20712079_20711788_21217906,00.html#21217906

Here is a bad list.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121097002

http://www.escapehere.com/uncategorized/10-most-dangerous-cities-in-the-world-to-travel/?utm_source=outbrain&utm_campaign=escapehere_desktop&utm_medium=cpc

Here are photos of way more than ten traitors.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/28/state-of-the-union-address-2014_n_4590437.html#slide=3369977

As a new service our loyal readers can select their own songs.

http://listverse.com/2011/03/14/top-10-people-who-vanished-in-airplanes/

http://tropicalglen.com/Jukebox/1969Top/NewChannel.html

10 things you should know today

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1. SEARCH FOR MISSING PLANE TAKES ANOTHER TURN

India expands its search for the missing Malaysian jetliner to seas west of the Andaman Islands amid signs that the jet may have flown on for hours after last contact.

2. PAINSTAKING EFFORTS TO FIND SURVIVORS IN RUBBLE OF NYC GAS EXPLOSION

Rescuers use telescopic cameras and devices that probe for voices in their search for survivors of the blast that brought down two Harlem apartment buildings and killed at least eight people.

3. WHAT’S NEXT FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

President Barack Obama yields to pressure from some of his staunchest allies to look for ways to act without Congress to ease the suffering caused by deportation.

4. THE WEST READIES SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA OVER UKRAINE

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russia’s foreign minister in London in a last-minute bid to stave off an East-West crisis over Ukraine.

5. MORE BLACK MARKS FOR AIRMEN

The failings of U.S. nuclear missile launch crews were worse than first reported, Air Force documents show.

6. FBI REFUSES POT BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR WASHINGTON STATE

The agency has, however, done such checks for Colorado, a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows states to experiment with a drug that is illegal under federal law.

7. POPE DEFENDS THE WORK OF “SLUM PRIESTS”

On his first anniversary as pontiff, Pope Francis supports the work of priests who work in the slums of Buenos Aires, saying their work is not ideological, “it’s apostolic.”

8. WHY COLLEGE WANTS TO PAY STUDENTS TO TAKE A YEAR OFF

Tufts University is hoping to remove financial barriers that keep cash-strapped students from taking a “gap year” after high school, offering to pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees that can often add up to $30,000 or more.

9. DEVOTED BRITISH SOCIALIST DIES AT 88

Tony Benn, who renounced his aristocratic title rather than leave the House of Commons, is remembered as a “champion of the powerless, a great parliamentarian” after a political career that spanned five decades.

10. WHERE LADY GAGA FINDS INSPIRATION

The pop provocateur began her appearance at the South By Southwest music festival at an Austin, Texas, barbecue spot, pretending to roast herself on a spit like a gutted pig as her dancers basted her.

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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 http://nchistorytoday.wordpress.com/

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YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR TODAY

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 http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/aries/
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Your Chinese Horoscope

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AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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 http://projects.ajc.com/vent/metr

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 2685
Image Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford

Explanation: NGC 2685 is a confirmed polar ring galaxy – a rare type of galaxy with stars, gas and dust orbiting in rings perpendicular to the plane of a flat galactic disk. The bizarre configuration could be caused by the chance capture of material from another galaxy by a disk galaxy, with the captured debris strung out in a rotating ring. Still, observed properties of NGC 2685 suggest that the rotating ring structure is remarkably old and stable. In this sharp view of the peculiar system also known as Arp 336 or the Helix galaxy, the strange, perpendicular rings are easy to trace as they pass in front of the galactic disk, along with other disturbed outer structures. NGC 2685 is about 50,000 light-years across and 40 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.

 Tomorrow’s picture: Stereo Saturday