Archive | December 2014

THE SPHINX—PREDICTIONS FOR 2015

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The Editor:  That is great, Lois.  Our loyal readers can make plans for the coming year.   What is in store for our lucky readers ?

Mid-East Cat:   Israel and Iran will go to war bringing in the USA and Ruskies.   World War Last will start.  China will be nuked just to keep them from becoming more important.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkm6oEgTrY

West Coast Cat:   California will have the big-one a  9.5 )  and fall into the ocean.  Killing   5,000,000  Mexican citizens.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/04/080414-AP-earthquake.html

Solar Cat:  An X-40 CME from the sun will destroy all electrical connections in the world.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/07/23/how-a-solar-storm-nearly-destroyed-life-as-we-know-it-two-years-ago/

Azores Cat:  An earthquake under the Canary Islands will kill everyone on the East coast of North and South America.

http://rense.com/general13/tidal.htm

Magnetic Cat:  The North and South Magnetic poles of the Earth will switch,  confuse all the animals and they will die.

http://www.physics.org/facts/frog-magnetic-field.asp

The Editor:  Doesn’t the magnetic field protect us from solar radiation, AC ?

Northern Lights Cat:  It sure does, that’s what causes the Northern Lights.

http://www.northernlightscentre.ca/northernlights.html

This will be your brain on solar radiation-just like drugs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub_a2t0ZfTs

The Editor:   Those are pretty much gloom and doom, what should we do ?

Don’t be STOOPID:

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/12/30/CCTV-Thiefs-ATM-explosion-attempt-backfires/6311419945429/?spt=sec&or=on

Individual Cat:   Worry about yourself and your family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQwqQwD6OOw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lWzTvdtEx0

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet Lovejoy before a Globular Star Cluster
Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet)

Explanation: Comet Lovejoy has become visible to the unaided eye. To see the comet, just go outside an hour or so after sunset and look for a fuzzy patch to the right of Orion’s belt. Binoculars and a star chart may help. Pictured here, Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was captured three days ago passing nearly in front of M79, the globular star cluster visible as the bright spot slightly above and to the left of the comet’s green-hued coma. The nucleus of Comet Lovejoy is a giant dirty iceberg that is shedding gas into a long and intricate ion tail, extending across the image, as it nears the Sun. The comet is expected to become even easier to spot for northern observers during January, as it is rises earlier and, hopefully, continues to brighten.

Tomorrow’s picture: cosmic fireworks

10 Things To Know Today

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1. WHAT’S HINDERING INDONESIA PLANE CRASH RECOVERY

Bad weather is slowing efforts to find victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 – 7 bodies have so far been recovered – and rough seas are sending wreckage drifting away from the crash site.

2. WORLD BEGINS RINGING IN NEW YEAR

Sydney greets 2015 with a dazzling 12-minute fireworks display. Later, more than 1 million people are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, and New York will drop its trademark Waterford crystal ball.

3. PALESTINIANS MAY SEEK INT’L CRIMINAL COURT MEMBERSHIP

The Palestinians have long vowed to join the ICC in order to press charges against Israel for alleged war crimes.

4. NINE DEAD, INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN, IN RAMPAGE IN CANADA

Edmonton’s police chief blames a domestic dispute for the “senseless mass murder.”

5. CHILD ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS, KILLS MOTHER AT WAL-MART

The little boy reached into Veronica J. Rutledge’s purse and her concealed gun fired, according to the Kootenai County, Idaho, sheriff’s department.

6. HOW EBOLA OUTBREAK MAY HAVE BEGUN

Researchers tentatively trace the outbreak’s origin to a hollow tree where infected bats lived in a small village in Guinea.

7. RED SQUARE RALLY LEADS TO ARRESTS

Demonstrators were protesting the court conviction of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother.

8. WHO MAKES DEBUT AT SAN DIEGO ZOO

A four-day-old baby gorilla, as yet unnamed, is shown to the public as his mother cradles and nurses him.

9. HOW SOUTH KOREAN ACTIVIST PLANS TO SEND `THE INTERVIEW’ NORTH

Park Sang-hak says he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of the controversial comedy toward North Korea, where it’s banned.

10. RAVENS SECURITY DIRECTOR FACES SEX OFFENSE CHARGE

Darren Sanders is charged with fourth-degree sexual offense, related to an incident that occurred Dec. 14, court records show.

 

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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THE SPHINX—-HELPFUL HINTS AND STUPID

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The Editor:   That is sure a good combination, Lois.  What does it mean.

Helpful Cat:  Check your beer at the pub to see if they wash the mugs or just dip them in the toilet.

http://lifehacker.com/check-if-a-bar-is-unclean-by-looking-for-bubbles-in-you-1674887931?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

Here are two more.

http://lifehacker.com/use-slow-cookers-to-dull-the-urge-to-dine-out-1673413488?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

http://lifehacker.com/keep-cookies-and-brownies-fresh-with-a-slice-of-bread-1675402645?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

Here is a stupid.  Check those UPS/FEDEX if a truck does manage to get to your home ) packages to see if they are from the CDC.   You might have a surprise.

http://www.ighome.com/search.aspx?q=fedex%20truck%20accidents&cx=partner-pub-9759840060944682:1937503931&cof=FORID:10&ie=UTF-8

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-reports-potential-ebola-exposure-in-atlanta-lab/2014/12/24/f1a9f26c-8b8e-11e4-8ff4-fb93129c9c8b_story.html

http://www.stupidtester.com/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/01/15/would-be-burglar-thwarted-after-pulling-door-marked-push/

The Editor:   Is there help for stupid, HC ?

HC: Just birth control and postpartum abortions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHbGhEfnh2E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5ZLJWQmss

Ali and Kris, what happened to your careers ?  Maybe it was this movie.