Archive | November 2014

10 Things To Know Today

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1. ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, SHOP!

The official start of the holiday shopping season begins and with it, the first sign on whether it’s going to be a happy holiday for retailers.

2. FERGUSON PROTESTS MOVE TO TARGET, WAL-MART STORES

Dozens of people interrupt holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

3. WHAT PONTIFF IS FACING ON VISIT

Pope Francis is visiting Turkey at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group.

4. IMMIGRANTS’ CHANCES TIED TO THEIR STATE’S POLICES

They may be allowed to remain in the U.S., but it doesn’t mean their state will let them drive a car, get an affordable education or obtain a certificate to teach school or practice law.

5. OIL PRICES DECLINE A MIXED BAG

Despite its effect on governments dependent on oil revenues, it’s a boon for consumers as pump prices fall and lowers costs for businesses.

6. GROWERS GRATEFUL FOR HIGHER CHRISTMAS TREE PRICES

The holiday staple likely will cost a little more this year, and growers who survived the downturn say it’s about time.

7. HOW THE LOSING PARTY PLANS TO COME BACK

Sore from a defeat by the GOP, Southern Democrats urge a return to familiar economic policies to re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.

8. CREED FRONTMAN SAYS HE’S BROKE, LIVING IN HOTEL

Rocker Scott Stapp, 41, says in a rambling video posted on his Facebook page he has no money, “not even for gas or food.”

9. LAWYER LIGHTS UP DOWN UNDER

An attorney sets a world record by stringing up over 1 million Christmas lights along the national center mall in Canberra, Australia.

10. SEAHAWKS WIN KEY NFC WEST TILT

Richard Sherman gets two interceptions as Seattle beats the San Francisco 49ers 19-3 to take sole possession of second place in the division.

 

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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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Portrait of NGC 281
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh

Explanation: Look through the cosmic cloud cataloged as NGC 281 and you might miss the stars of open cluster IC 1590. But, formed within the nebula, that cluster’s young, massive stars ultimately power the pervasive nebular glow. The eye-catching shapes looming in this portrait of NGC 281 are sculpted columns and dense dust globules seen in silhouette, eroded by intense, energetic winds and radiation from the hot cluster stars. If they survive long enough, the dusty structures could also be sites of future star formation. Playfully called the Pacman Nebula because of its overall shape, NGC 281 is about 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. This sharp composite image was made through narrow-band filters, combining emission from the nebula’s hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen atoms in green, red, and blue hues. It spans over 80 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 281.

Tomorrow’s picture: 3D C67/P

Happy Thanksgiving

Lois Lion, the owner of The Sphinx, wishes all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. She brings  the biggest turkey in America to your feast!

IDIOTAnd the butterfly said:

“Wow! I have been where no butterfly has flown before. It was a dark, empty tunnel. It is like the time I was accidentally trapped inside a dumb waiter. Nothing intelligent going on and it…

JUST MAKES A BUNCH OF NOISE AND MOVES FROM ROOM TO ROOM.

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