Archive | November 19, 2014

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Bright Spiral Galaxy M81
Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope;
Processing & Copyright: Roberto Colombari & Robert Gendler

Explanation: One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth’s sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. This grand spiral galaxy can be found toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). This superbly detailed view reveals M81’s bright yellow nucleus, blue spiral arms, and sweeping cosmic dust lanes with a scale comparable to the Milky Way. Hinting at a disorderly past, a remarkable dust lane actually runs straight through the disk, to the left of the galactic center, contrary to M81‘s other prominent spiral features. The errant dust lane may be the lingering result of a close encounter between M81 and its smaller companion galaxy, M82. Scrutiny of variable stars in M81 has yielded one of the best determined distances for an external galaxy — 11.8 million light-years.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space

THE SPHINX—LOS ANGELES SELLING DOG MEAT IN RESTAURANTS

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The Editor:   How did you get this article moved ahead of others, Lois ?

Lassie Cat:  I have influence.  This article is very important, it signifies the end of ” The Melting Pot “, and the beginning of a divided third world country.  It is now legal to serve dog meat in California restaurants.   Immigrants don’t want to assimilate, they want to be in America, but keep their old ways.

http://www.thenewsnerd.com/local/american-restaurant-selling-dog-meat/

The Editor:   What a trip.  This has become a sad country,  NO BORDERS,  NO  LANGUAGE,  NO CULTURE.  BULLFIGHTING WILL BE NEXT.

Lassie, it’s time for dinner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gg5kAWMFgk

Can I Have The Dog In The Window,  Company is coming for dinner ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AkLE4X-bbU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRTHdC7k4uY

 

 

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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10 Things To Know Today

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1. US URGES RECALL OF MILLIONS OF ADDITIONAL CARS WITH POSSIBLY FAULTY AIR BAGS

The recall of air bags made by the Takata Corp. had been regional. Now safety regulators want to extend it nationwide.

2. ISRAEL DESTROYS HOME OF COMMUTER TRAIN ATTACKER

A day after a fatal attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli forces demolish the house of the Palestinian who killed two people in October.

3. SENATE REJECTS KEYSTONE PIPELINE

The oil project falls one vote short in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Next year, when Republicans take control, the result could be different.

4. SUPERMODEL ACCUSES BILL COSBY OF ASSAULT

Janice Dickinson added her name to the list of women who say the legendary comedian assaulted them sexually. Soon afterward, Netflix postponed airing his new standup special.

5. EGYPTIAN DOCTOR’S TRIAL IS A FIRST FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION CRIME

The physician still has lots of patients but his verdict may show Egypt is slowly shunning the outlawed practice.

6. WHY ISLAMIC STATE WAR IS DRAWING CONGRESSIONAL IRE

Lawmakers are still waiting for the president to ask for a new authorization to fight the terrorist group, a request they don’t think is coming anytime soon.

7. HONG KONG DEMONSTRATORS TRY TO STORM LEGISLATURE

Tensions rise in the city as police arrest six protesters hours after clearing barricades from a protest site.

8. WHERE WINTER HAS ALREADY ARRIVED

Snow in and around Buffalo, N.Y., is expected to continue through Wednesday and could eventually total 6 feet in spots, the National Weather Service says, as freezing or below temperatures hit all 50 states.

9. DRAGONS RULE GAMER GIFT LIST THIS SEASON

AP’s Lou Kesten says sword-and-sorcery epic “Dragon Age: Inquisition” is the top choice for the video game enthusiast. Nintendo’s “amiibo” and Marvel Super Heroes are good choices for kids.

10. WHICH MUSICIAN IS GETTING OWN POT BRAND

The family of the late reggae star Bob Marley reaches a deal with a U.S. firm that wants to market “Marley Natural” marijuana.