Archive | August 2015

THE SPHINX—–QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR GOVERNMENT

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The Editor:  LL, is our government protecting us from POISONS sprayed on our food  ?

Organic Cat:   They sure are, here is their latest attempt to save you.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/23/hawaii-birth-defects-pesticides-gmo

Here is a short video of one of the first test concerning poisons, radiation, herbicides, pesticides, and other stuff, that ”  a little bit won’t hurt you. ”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKrj1ymJzmo

Here is another stupid court decision.   If you follow it to its conclusion, you couldn’t protest at any government building/property.   Maybe the Justices should be picketed at their homes.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/protesters-have-no-free-speech-rights-on-supreme-courts-front-porch/2015/08/28/f79ae262-4d9e-11e5-bfb9-9736d04fc8e4_story.html

J. Seinfeld:  Does the government want to control everything in our lives ?

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/08/27/jerry-seinfeld-family-lemonade-stand/

Lemon/Lime Cat:   They sure do, once they have your money the only thing remaining to take is the Bill of Rights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7QwTTn3FIk

They expect you to walk the line, like a herd of cattle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq0fUa0vW_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mynzbmrtp9I

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Pluto in Enhanced Color
Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Inst.

Explanation: Pluto is more colorful than we can see. Color data and images of our Solar System’s most famous dwarf planet, taken by the robotic New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby in July, have been digitally combined to give an enhanced view of this ancient world sporting an unexpectedly young surface. The featured enhanced color image is not only esthetically pretty but scientifically useful, making surface regions of differing chemical composition visually distinct. For example, the light-colored heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio on the lower right is clearly shown here to be divisible into two regions that are geologically different, with the leftmost lobe Sputnik Planum also appearing unusually smooth. New Horizons now continues on beyond Pluto, will continue to beam back more images and data, and will soon be directed to change course so that it can fly past asteroid 2014 MU69 in 2019 January.

Tomorrow’s picture: through the earth

THE SPHINX—-SPORTS UPDATE

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The Editor:   What is happening in the wide world of sports, LL ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2AZH4FeGsc

Agony of Defeat Cat:   Not much good has happened.  The Auburn Tigers are leading in the Fulmer Cup.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/3aerk4/the_2015_fulmer_cup_june_cupdate_revenge_of_the/

The coach at Southern Cal is in a pickle.

http://www.pacifictakes.com/usc-trojans/2015/8/23/9193283/usc-trojans-head-coach-sark-salute-to-troy-drunk-rumors-inebriated-turn-up

ESPN suspends another employee.

http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/09/24/espn-bill-simmons-roger-goodell-suspension

Get your sports-fool a Hover Helmet.

http://hoverhelmets.com/

Here is the new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.

http://www.myajc.com/gallery/sports/football/photos-inside-new-falcons-stadium/gCT3x/?icmp=AJC_internallink_122014_rightrail_AJChpmyAJCbox

Here are some unusual things about college stadiums.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13503957/college-football-stadium-oddities

This is for Margaret Coventry.

http://studentaffairs.gatech.edu/content/3/fight-songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6JXKMxRgQ8

http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/holiday/furman-bisher-im-thankful/nTCZW/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkWn4–RmEk

Astronomy Picture of the Day

M31: The Andromeda Galaxy
Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler

Explanation: What is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy? Andromeda. In fact, our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda‘s image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier‘s list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it takes about two million years for light to reach us from there. Although visible without aid, the above image of M31 is a digital mosaic of 20 frames taken with a small telescope. Much about M31 remains unknown, including exactly how long it will before it collides with our home galaxy.

Tomorrow’s picture: pluto enhanced

THE SPHINX—-WHAT IS NEWS

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The Editor:   Are you going to try and explain what reporting the news is, LL ?

News Cat:  It is pretty simple, you report the facts.  There are no opinions permitted.  Here are a few examples of news organizations, let’s see if our loyal readers can see which people who report the news would kill their grand children if it would help their cause/ candidates.  Find the real news stories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap2O_uugfu4

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

http://www.infowars.com/huffington-post-moves-trump-coverage-to-entertainment-section/

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/point-counterpoint-lee-marvin-and-michelle-triola/2846665

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuUp0Np7lX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka0_nz53CcM

There you go.

http://yeli.us/Flash/Fire.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Seagull Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet)

Explanation: A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker – The Seagull Nebula. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major. Of course, the region includes objects with other catalog designations: notably NGC 2327, a compact, dusty emission region with an embedded massive star that forms the bird’s head (aka the Parrot Nebula, above center). Dominated by the reddish glow of atomic hydrogen, the complex of gas and dust clouds with bright young stars spans over 100 light-years at an estimated 3,800 light-year distance.

Tomorrow’s picture: ancient stars

THE SPHINX—–MISCELLANEOUS

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The View Cat:   Here are two nature stories.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3189619/What-happen-Yellowstone-s-supervolcano-erupted-Experts-warn-90-000-immediate-deaths-nuclear-winter-US.html

http://gizmodo.com/what-would-happen-if-a-massive-solar-storm-hit-the-eart-1724650105

If you still want to worry about something, check this out.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3192848/Kiss-Rosie-Perez-QUITS-View-early-heated-spat-ABC-execs-forced-apologize-anger-Kelly-Osbourne-s-racist-Latino-remark.html

This is about hiring government employees that are out of touch with reality.   Watt did have one good quote about affirmative action, and a committee that he formed.  ”  I have a black, a woman, two Jews, and a cripple.  And we have talent. ”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_G._Watt

Here are another two articles about my girl.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/20/wesley-pruden-hillary-clintons-dying-campaign/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/26/hillary-clinton-vows-be-gun-control-president/

The new power word all the pointy heads are using is  agita ),  like they did gravitas a few years ago.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agita

The more the msm makes fun of Trump, the clearer I can see their one sided support for Bush 3.

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