Archive | June 2015

THE SPHINX—-LEAP SECOND AND OTHER GOODIES

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The Editor:   What will you do with your extra ” second “, LL ?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/06/09/leap-second-atomic-clock-earth-rotation/27786459/

Time Cat:  I might use it for exercising or trusting the government.   Here is great news Puerto Rico is bankrupt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Caribbean_islands#/media/File:Caribbean_general_map.png

http://fortune.com/2015/06/29/puerto-rico-debt/

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/13-population-puerto-rico-gets-food-stamps-2-billion-2012

Ole John gets a ride on AF1 for voting for Obamatrade.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/john-boehner-first-air-force-one-ride-invite-barack-obama-charleston-119478.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu-Aczaoa9A

10 Things To Know Today

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1. CRUNCH TIME ARRIVES FOR GREECE

With the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday, Athens might lose any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains.

2. WHICH STATES MOVE QUICKLY TO RESUME LETHAL INJECTIONS

Oklahoma and Florida proceed with executions after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been found problematic in several cases. SUPREME COURT-EXECUTION DRUG

3. WHAT CONVICTED KILLER THOUGHT OF FELLOW ESCAPEE

The escaped inmates who spent more than two weeks roaming in New York woods split up when David Sweat decided his companion Richard Matt was slowing him down.

4. WHO IS READY TO ANNOUNCE 2016 RUN

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent three years as president of his high school class, is returning to his alma mater to launch a campaign for president of his country.

5. HAMAS ENTRENCHED AS FRUSTRATION GROWS

A year after the most destructive war in Gaza yet, the group remains in control – despite a poll suggesting half the residents would emigrate if the Israeli and Egyptian blockade did not keep the borders closed.

6. TRUMP’S BRAND TARNISHED BY COMMENTS? NOT SO FAST

Some experts say NBC’s decision to sever ties with the mogul simply gives “The Donald” more of the attention and publicity he craves.

7. INDONESIA MILITARY PLANE CRASHES IN MEDAN

At least 37 people are killed. The C-130 Hercules appeared to develop engine trouble shortly after takeoff.

8. CALIFORNIA SEEKING TO STIFFEN VACCINATION LAWS

Experts believe that the bill could help prevent another measles outbreak like the one that occurred at Disneyland.

9. 2 DEAD AFTER MAN SETS SELF ON FIRE ON JAPAN TRAIN

At least nine others are injured, one seriously, mostly from smoke inhalation, on the famed bullet train.

10. OPENLY TRANSGENDER SWIMMER AT HARVARD BELIEVED TO BE A 1ST

Schuyler Bailar is recruited to the women’s team, but the university lets him switch to the men’s squad.

 

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

An Unusual Mountain on Asteroid Ceres
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, UCLA, MPS/DLR/IDA

Explanation: What created this large mountain on asteroid Ceres? No one is yet sure. As if in anticipation of today being Asteroid Day on Earth, the robotic spacecraft Dawn in orbit around Ceres took the best yet image of an unusually tall mountain on the Asteroid Belt’s largest asteroid. Visible at the top of the featured image, the exceptional mountain rises about five kilometers up from an area that otherwise appears pretty level. The image was taken about two weeks ago from about 4,400 kilometers away. Although origin hypotheses for the mountain include volcanism, impacts, and plate tectonics, clear evidence backing any of these is currently lacking. Also visible across Ceres’ surface are some enigmatic light areas: bright spots whose origin and composition that also remain an active topic of investigation. Even though Dawn is expected to continue to orbit Ceres, officially dubbed a dwarf planet, for millions of years, the hydrazine fuel used to point Dawn’s communications antenna toward Earth is expected to run out sometime next year.

Tomorrow’s picture: star clouds

THE SPHINX—-GMO’s

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The Editor:  What is a GMO, LL ?

Barking Cat:  It is when you mess with genes and make new ones not previously existing.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/02/gmo-foods-what-you-need-to-know/index.htm

You can be sure that they are safe.  THAT IS WHY THE US GOVERNMENT GAVE THE COMPANIES IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION/LAWSUITS.

http://www.ibtimes.com/monsanto-protection-act-5-terrifying-things-know-about-hr-933-provision-1156079

The Editor:  Aren’t altered foods carefully watched, BC ?  Has there ever been a recorded case of harm from GMO foods ?

They are as closely watched as the Pentagon and Anthrax vials.  Have you read about autism ?   Here is a lifeguard from Baywatch that ate GMO Jellyfish/Lamb.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11693029/Genetically-modified-jellyfish-lamb-accidentally-hits-French-dinner-plates.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM1o1xe5FGE

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4ueaD22hg8