Archive | November 26, 2014

THE SPHINX—A GREAT NEW RESOURCE

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TRAVEL ALERT—REMEMBER A STORM AT ONE AIRPORT CAN STOP THE ENTIRE SYSTEM
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/noreaster-threatens-thanksgiving-travel-chaos-east-coast-n256426
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The Editor:   The new Smithsonian Q&A exhibit is great isn’t it, Lois ?

http://lifehacker.com/ask-smithsonian-videos-answer-scientific-questions-in-1661584527?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

??????   Cat:   It sure is, some of the questions our little bastar–boogers and their parents ask can’t be answered by the ” Smith. ”

The Editor:   What happens to those questions, ?C ?

?!,.::#: Cat:   NSA, and The White House, send them to me, to answer.

The Editor:  Can you give our loyal readers a sample of these intriguing questions, ?!,.:;#: Cat ?

Punctuation Cat:   For sure, here is one from Moochel.   Can you catch a STD from SLUTS and WHORE-HOPPERS if they try to protect you and your husband ?

Maybe Cat:   You are probably safe unless you fly a lot, with infected people.  The bacteria, virus, and germs like to float around in the duct-systems of airplanes.   It’s like trying to keep Roquefort Dressing from a French Person.

http://lifehacker.com/the-worst-spots-on-an-airplane-if-you-want-to-avoid-cat-1663227334?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/05/14/obama-air-force-one-new-york-city-mark-knoller/9086325/

Moochel:  When we move to our new house, can you recommend a good carpenter to enlarge our doors ?

http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-barack-obama-20140721-story.html

DIY Cat:  Use the same carpenter K.K. uses.

http://www.people.com/article/jennifer-aniston-original-kim-kardashian-butt-pic-graham-norton

O :  Will I miss Air Force One ?

Tobacco Road Cat:   Like a pack of Kool Cigarettes, ask Bill and Hill.  Open up a non-profit.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/clinton-foundation-travel-expenses-113053.html?hp=l1_3

All you need is for some rich friends,  that you curse, to give your non-profit a few million.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-xk6m8qvM8&NR=1

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

10 Things To Know Today

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1. SECURITY REINFORCEMENTS CONTAIN CHAOS IN FERGUSON

The deployment of hundreds of additional National Guardsmen prevented a second night of riots in the Missouri town.

2. PROSECUTOR FACING BLAME OVER FERGUSON CASE

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is accused of rigging the grand jury process, discounting witness testimony and taking a defensive posture in the case that gained global attention.

3. WHAT SOME THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS WILL FACE

A nor’easter is complicating an already stressful travel day ahead of the holiday in the nation’s busy northeast corridor between Boston and Washington.

4. HONG KONG POLICE ARREST KEY PROTEST LEADERS

The future of the pro-democracy movement in the financial hub is uncertain as the government continues to dismantle demonstration sites and detain organizers.

5. HILLARY CLINTON SHOWS LITTLE OF WHAT SHE AND OBAMA AGREE ON

Aside from supporting his immigration reforms, the Democrats’ favored presidential hopeful has been mum on many policy issues the president has been vocal about.

6. IRAN’S JEWS APPLAUD ACCEPTING PRESIDENT

After years of facing discrimination, the country’s Jewish population finds Rouhani’s openness to them heartwarming.

7. NEW YORK’S URBAN JUNGLE OFFERS ONE MORE UNUSUAL PARK

The city’s High Line draws tourists from all over the world. Developers are now looking at the Lowline –a project that would occupy a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal below the Lower East Side.

8. HOW TO SAVE SOME CASH WHILE HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Many apps like Retale and RedLaser will help you find the cheapest prices and clip some digital coupons this season.

9. WHO IS PLAYING OPEC’S GUESSING GAME

Trying to divine what the cartel’s members are up to in the run-up to their Vienna meeting is a high stakes puzzle for analysts and armchair geo-politicians.

10. PRICE TAG KEY TO U.S. BIDS TO HOST 2024 GAMES

Four American cities would like to host the Olympics in 10 years–Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington. The main thing the IOC is looking for is a budget that’s not too extravagant.

 

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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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Io and Callisto Mutual Event
Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Guidi

Explanation: A 24 minute sequence from top to bottom, this intriguing series of telescopic frames tracks the occultation of Io by Callisto, two of Jupiter’s Galilean moons, from San Pietro Polesine, Italy, planet Earth. A challenging observational project using a small telescope, the two contrasting Jovian worlds are both slightly larger than Earth’s Moon. In fact, bright, volcanic Io and dark, cratered Callisto are about 3,640 and 4,820 kilometers in diameter respectively. With Earth itself now crossing near the orbital plane of Jupiter’s moons, astronomers are enjoying a season of Galilean moon mutual events ranging from eclipses to occultations. The series of orbital plane crossings produce a mutual event season every 5 to 6 years.

Tomorrow’s picture: ocean world