Archive | April 21, 2017


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The Editor:   What should our loyal readers be cautious of, LL ?

John Adams Cat:  Be cautious of the creeps and liars.   You can never rest and keep your freedom, rights, and liberties.  Currently this is your most dangerous foe, the news media.  They want to control what you see, hear, and read so they can control what you think.

Their deceit might be obvious like this.

Their treachery comes in many guises, a little here, a little there, and before you know it you can’t even speak English or fly Old Glory.

If you don’t teach your children values, morality, and ideology a government employee union member teacher will.  They are watching you, if you don’t believe it ask Trump.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 4302 and NGC 4298
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Mutchler (STScI)

Explanation: Seen edge-on, spiral galaxy NGC 4302 (left) lies about 55 million light-years away in the well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. A member of the large Virgo Galaxy Cluster, it spans some 87,000 light-years, a little smaller than our own Milky Way. Like the Milky Way, NGC 4302’s prominent dust lanes cut along the center of the galactic plane, obscuring and reddening the starlight from our perspective. Smaller companion galaxy NGC 4298 is also a dusty spiral. But tilted more nearly face-on to our view, NGC 4298 can show off dust lanes along spiral arms traced by the bluish light of young stars, as well as its bright yellowish core. In celebration of the 27th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990, astronomers used the legendary telescope to take this gorgeous visible light portrait of the contrasting galaxy pair.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend