Archive | March 2015

THE SPHINX—-STARBUCKS UPDATE

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The Editor:  Is there any news on Starbucks employees discussing race relations with customers, LL ?

Semper Latte Cat:  There sure is,  The President even plugged the idea, here is a photo.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/23/obama-salutes-marines-with-coffee-cup/

TE:   That is progress, was there any one on one discussion, SLC ?

SLC:  Yes, here are two people discussing race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2b21yAeEpQ

Here is a group discussion, like a power-point presentation.

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

TE:  I guess it was a bad idea from the beginning.

Human Resources Cat:  It was doomed to fail, my cub-reporters couldn’t even discuss it in a positive manner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTZlIkD3Jw8

It would take an Angel to straighten things out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E4IoyZxO68

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Corona from Svalbard
Image Credit & Copyright: Miloslav Druckmüller, Shadia Habbal, Peter Aniol, Pavel Starha

Explanation: During a total solar eclipse, the Sun’s extensive outer atmosphere, or corona, is an inspirational sight. Streamers and shimmering features that engage the eye span a brightness range of over 10,000 to 1, making them notoriously difficult to capture in a single photograph. But this composite of 29 telescopic images covers a wide range of exposure times to reveal the crown of the Sun in all its glory. The aligned and stacked digital frames were recorded in the cold, clear skies above the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway during the Sun’s total eclipse on March 20 and also show solar prominences extending just beyond the edge of the solar disk. Remarkably, even small details on the dark night side of the New Moon can be made out, illuminated by sunlight reflected from a Full Earth. Of course, fortunes will be reversed on April 4 as a Full Moon plunges into the shadow of a New Earth, during a total lunar eclipse.

Tomorrow’s picture: March 32nd

10 Things To Know Today

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1. MARATHON IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS TO END WITH MIXED RESULTS

Iran and six world powers will agree to continue negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June, officials say.

2. PRISONER ESCAPE SETS OFF MANHUNT IN VIRGINIA

Wossen Assaye, who was being held on federal bank robbery charges, was last seen wearing a hospital gown and driving off after forcing a woman out of her car.

3. BIG RIGS OFTEN GO FASTER THAN RUBBER CAN HANDLE

AP Exclusive finds that many tractor-trailers are driven on tires built to handle speeds no greater than 75 mph – but 14 states now have speed limits of 75 or more.

4. DOCUMENTS UNCOVER FURTHER CLINTON EMAIL USE

AP’s Jack Gillum reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton used multiple devices for email and mixed work and personal concerns at least once during her tenure as secretary of state.

5. LUFTHANSA MOBILIZING CRASH VICTIMS FUNDS

The German carrier says its insurers are setting aside $300 million to deal with possible costs resulting from the Germanwings jet crash.

6. QUESTIONS REMAIN AS FORT MEADE PROBE CONTINUES

The FBI hasn’t revealed what the motive might be for two men dressed as women attempting to breach the gates of the NSA, except to say it’s not believed to be terrorism.

7. DESPONDENT GAZANS RETURN TO DESTROYED HOMES

Dismayed over the slow pace of post-war reconstruction, Gaza Strip residents are returning to uninhabitable structures while they wait for promised aid to arrive.

8. BOOZE BATTLE ERUPTS IN VOLUNTEER STATE

Two distillers say economic development in their small town is being hampered by a law governing what can be marketed as “Tennessee Whiskey.”

9. WHAT TREND IS EMERGING IN LATE-NIGHT TV

The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show” spotlights a preference for hosts with a more worldly perspective.

10. WHO IS GOING TO BE ROCKING ACROSS AMERICA

The Rolling Stones announced a 15-city stadium tour that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.

 

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—HOW THINGS BALANCE OUT

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The Editor:  How do things balance out, LL ?

In The Long Run Cat:  Here are some new islands.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/tongafrenchpolynesia/11463853/First-photographs-emerge-of-new-Pacific-island-off-Tonga.html

To replace these islands.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31901998

The Editor:  That is amazing, ITLRC, what is the story of the Radical Islamist ?

History Cat:  They replaced these Socialist Democrats.

http://www.slideshare.net/izvn/color-third-reich-photos-life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-E2H1ChJM

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