Archive | November 4, 2014

THE SPHINX— INTERESTING STUFF

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The Editor:  Is there anything that titles excludes, Lois ?

Sub-Mariner Cat:   No, we have a new submarine coming on line.  Keep America strong build more submarines.  It never needs refueling, what progress.
It must sail by Fukushima when they need more radiation.

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2014/10/26/USS-North-Dakota-commissioned/5951414334762/?spt=hts&or=8

The Editor:  That should help keep America strong, S-MC.

Ex-Miami Cat:  I hope they install fire extinguishers, and check the mental status of contractors.  Having an officer handy would also help.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/us/navy-submarine-lost/

Here is a video about gravity, black holes, and how big the universe is.

http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/black_holes/modules.html

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pzKyeIex2Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hjiVViMuS4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE0B5rYdy8I

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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http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/
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AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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10 Things To Know Today

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1. SENATE CONTROL IS TOP MIDTERM PRIZE

President Obama isn’t on the ballot but his policies are–and the GOP says this election is a referendum on his administration.

2. GOVERNORSHIPS MAY BE SOLE BRIGHT SPOT FOR DEMOCRATS

In an otherwise bleak season, governor races in three dozen states could be where the president’s party stems losses.

3. TWO NUCLEAR COMMANDERS FIRED, ANOTHER DISCIPLINED

The action taken by the U.S. Air Force is fresh evidence of leadership lapses in a nuclear missile corps that has suffered a rash of recent setbacks, including the firing last year of its top commander.

4. HOW THE RIGHT-TO-DIE CONVERSATION COULD EVOLVE

Brittany Maynard’s last days brought the subject to the spotlight, but legislative changes may face a skeptical political reality.

5. WHITE HOUSE ACKNOWLEDGES FERGUSON NO-FLY ZONE

The restrictions on airspace the U.S. government put in place over violent street protest in Missouri should not have stopped news organization helicopters that wanted to operate in the area, officials say.

6. WHERE RICH SYRIANS ESCAPE FROM THE HORRORS OF WAR

The party scene in Damascus provides much-needed relief for the country’s upper classes who also visit malls and amusement parks to evade the monotony of the conflict.

7. WHY THE WEALTH GAP ISN’T CAUSING UNREST IN THE EMIRATES

The oil-wealthy federation provides all its citizens with jobs, tax-free income and world-class health care.

8. OLD ENGLISH PORT TRYING TO STOP ISLAMIC STATE JIHADIS

Portsmouth, whose history is intertwined with the glory days of the British Empire, is now trying to stem the flow of Muslim Britons who want to join the terrorist group.

9. CO-HOST OF NPR’S CAR TALK DIES AT 77

Tony Magliozzi, an unlikely radio star on the serious national network, dished out humorous banter and mechanic wisdom with his brother for almost four decades.

10. TAYLOR SWIFT YANKS MUSIC PORTFOLIO FROM SPOTIFY

The streaming music service stopped using her songs Monday, setting up a business struggle between the industry’s most popular artist and the leading purveyor of a new music distribution system.

 

 

 

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Moon and Earth from Chang’e 5-T1
Image Credit: Chinese National Space Administration, Xinhuanet

Explanation: Described at times as a big blue marble, from some vantage points Earth looks more like a small blue marble. Such was the case in this iconic image of the Earth and Moon system taken by the Chang’e 5-T1 mission last week. The Moon appears larger than the Earth because it was much closer to the spacecraft’s camera. Displaying much of a surface usually hidden from Earth, the Moon appears dark and gray when compared to the more reflective and colorful planet that it orbits. The robotic Chang’e 5-T1 spacecraft, predominantly on an engineering test mission, rounded the Moon last Tuesday returned to Earth on Friday.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space