As the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 drags into its third week, what is your personal opinion of the event and all issues surrounding the search?
James Madison Cat: We don’t have TSA or Homeland Security on Cumberland. They are an eternal way to take away freedom and make you slaves to child molesting/drunkard politicians, who fly private planes and have Limo drivers.
The Editor: How do you prevent planes from being blown up ?
Zion Cat: We use the Israeli system. It provides the most protection with the least body-squeezing.
The Editor: What about people smuggling things into Cumberland ?
Mutual of Omaha Cat: Most everything can be purchased on the island. We do inspect new arrivals for illegal ivory, plants, animals, and things that can destroy our environment. Our luggage inspectors are second to none.
R J Reynolds ( Kool Cat ): One thing you have to be careful of when price-fixing–don’t price your product so expensive that you create criminals for no good reason. Then you lose your tax, altogether.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Orion Nebula in Surrounding Dust
Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Fields
Explanation: What surrounds a hotbed of star formation? In the case of the Orion Nebula — dust. The entire Orion field, located about 1600 light years away, is inundated with intricate and picturesque filaments of dust. Opaque to visible light, dust is created in the outer atmosphere of massive cool stars and expelled by a strong outer wind of particles. The Trapezium and other forming star clusters are embedded in the nebula. The intricate filaments of dust surrounding M42 and M43 appear gray in the above image, while central glowing gas is highlighted in brown and blue. Over the next few million years much of Orion’s dust will be slowly destroyed by the very stars now being formed, or dispersed into the Galaxy.
Tomorrow’s picture: open space