Archive | November 2014

THE SPHINX—–SKY NEWS

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The Editor:   Are people interested in the sky, Lois ?

Cosmos Cat:  They sure are, unless they live in the city and have light pollution or riots, then the stars can’t be seen.  Here is a short video about the cosmos.

http://www.solarsystemscope.com/

The Editor:  Is the sun stable, CC ?

CC:  It is about as stable as a nuclear reaction can be.  It is certainly safer than Fukushima.  Here is one thing that might kill us all and/or knock out all electricity.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/11/21/nasa-big-sunspot-is-an-odd-one/70044106/

http://www.space.com/27552-giant-sunspot-huge-solar-flares.html

The Editor:   Would all electricity be disabled, CC, even Hoover Dam/Lake Meade ?

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

Frizzy Cat:  It could be if a big x class CME hit the area.  The lake might also run dry.

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news/lake-mead-reaches-record-low-water-levels-amid-ongoing-drought-320641091566

Safety Cat:   As always–be careful of electricity.

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/80654598/

I don’t think even Steve Zodiac and Venus could help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ifS2nP53Zs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9aHrgtf2zY

THE SPHINX—INTERESTING STUFF

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The Editor:  What’s interesting, Lois ?

Santa Cat:   Barbie is number two.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/11/26/Frozen-pushes-Barbie-down-list-of-top-holiday-toys/8281416986355/?spt=hts&or=1

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/11/27/2-women-fight-at-norwalk-walmart-over-barbie-doll/

Go to Jail, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200, Cat:  If you land on Boardwalk or Park Place pay the piper.

http://news.kron4.com/news/monopoly-player-not-just-visiting-jail-after-game-prompts-fight/

Remember, Santa Likes Elves Buttocks, Cat:   After a little eggnog, Santa gets his pinch of nutmeg mixed-up with the Elves Buttocks.

http://guardianlv.com/2013/11/bad-santa-wont-deliver-gifts-this-christmas-eve-video/

Here is a nifty item, if it delivers as advertised.   Maybe The White House could use one to detect intruders.

http://deals.kinja.com/monitor-your-home-with-dropcam-only-100-for-black-fri-1664050973/+shepmcallister?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US5bSTfMia8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJSUT8Inl14

THE SPHINX—COMMON CORE COURSES IN SCHOOL

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The Editor:  What is ” common core ” in education, Lois ?

Albert Einstein Cat:   Let me start with how we teach at Cumberland.  We teach Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic,  to begin with.  We also teach Social Studies, Government, History, Biology, Personal Finance, and a Miscellaneous Course for stuff we missed.

The Editor:   Is there a set goal/test result/promotion for teachers, etc. ?

What Happened Here Cat:  No, the goal is to give every student the best education that they can learn.  They can’t be put in categories.  There are general rules, but nothing is written in Quikrete.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ViXU6kp7g

http://www.wimp.com/concretetents/

Every one needs a basic course in social interacting.  You also need a basic understanding of history, unless you want every generation to start from inventing the wheel.  We don’t want this to happen to our graduates.

http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/politics/texas-tech-students-give-jaw-droppingly-shocking-answers-political-questions-video/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-j-leclerc/killing-cursive-is-killin_b_4261572.html

The Editor:  What about these ?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/01/18/everything-you-need-to-know-about-common-core-ravitch/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/science/fewer-topics-covered-more-rigorously.html?_r=1&

https://time.com/3559588/how-to-ditch-the-common-core-and-teach-kids-real-skills/

Smart Cat:   College isn’t for everyone, some children are prepared for vocations, like nursing, electrician, mechanic, etc.  The parents have to help with reading and thinking. Here are the hot jobs for the next ten years.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/09/the-10-most-promising-jobs-for-the-next-10-years/244401/#slide1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhzG9aeOn9w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5ApYxkU-U

 

THE SPHINX——CONSUMER GETS FLEECED

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The Editor:  Is this about sheep, Lois ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcT8XTneMUo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RmzV9QgnlQ

Baaa Baaa Cat:   No it’s about companies stealing our money.  The first is AT&T   ( twice ).

http://fox43.com/2014/10/08/att-mobility-cramming-lawsuit-settled-for-105-million/

http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/10/ftc-says-att-has-misled-millions-consumers-unlimited-data

Funny Eyed Cat:   The next is Hyundai-Kia.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/11/03/hyundai-kia-face-300-million-penalty-for-systematically-overstating-vehicle-mileage

Nuclear Cat:   Who is in charge of our government ?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/04/air-force-fires-2-more-nuclear-missile-corps-commanders-disciplines-another/

Here is another recall.   Your car may have one of these.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/massive-takata-airbag-recall-everything-you-need-to-know-including-full-list-of-affected-vehicles/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKP_cZuk54

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

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

 

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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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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THE SPHINX——MORE TIPS

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The Editor:  Will too many tip articles scare off loyal readers, Lois ?

I Don’t Care Cat:  It is that or politics, anyway, what do they expect for free ?

http://lifehacker.com/double-spacing-after-a-period-could-reveal-your-age-1656109447

http://lifehacker.com/mix-batter-in-a-disposable-bag-instead-of-a-bowl-1656057822?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

http://www.diynatural.com/how-to-clean-a-washing-machine/

http://lifehacker.com/wash-your-towels-every-3-5-uses-for-best-results-1660966078?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

http://lifehacker.com/keep-cheese-fresh-with-a-little-vinegar-1656065786?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

http://lifehacker.com/5390502/put-together-a-winter-home-emergency-kit?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

The Editor:   Are you sick of the crooked politicians, IDCC ?

Gabriel Cat:   I sure am, these crooks would tax an angel’s patience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJcGi4-n_Yw

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

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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