Archive | May 2017

THE SPHINX—MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

The Editor:   Is this a monkey special, LL ?

Baboon Cat:  It sure is, a troop of baboons, monkeys, or Congressmen is more dangerous than a pack of hyenas.  Here are some monkeys in Indonesia,  who know how Washington works.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2132748-monkey-mafia-steal-your-stuff-then-sell-it-back-for-a-cracker/

As a matter of fact  does this guy look like he stole his glasses ?

https://www.google.com/search?q=charles+schumer+photos&tbm=isch&imgil=9WPxuDePPU8PGM%253A%253BFAasv4l5AU0xjM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.gettyimages.com%25252Fphotos%25252Fcharles-schumer&source=iu&pf=m&fir=9WPxuDePPU8PGM%253A%252CFAasv4l5AU0xjM%252C_&usg=__dstLWgrLExspjLrCqyNEj5VKjtQ%3D&biw=1366&bih=604&ved=0ahUKEwjgrunbuo3UAhUI1oMKHeYOAsEQyjcIOA&ei=7BEoWeCIDIisjwTmnYiIDA#imgrc=yhupG29COOk1qM:

The more I think about it the more I think monkeys would govern us better than do-gooders.

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/nancy-pelosi-complains-trump-not-visiting-countries-alphabetical-order/

TE:  What is a do-gooder, baboon cat ?

Even God only wants 10 per-cent Cat:   It is a person who misuses the power of government to take your property, money, and liberty/freedom to give to other people.  They are usually rich, but want to keep their money.   Here is a perfect example, this joker censors Facebook blogs he doesn’t like.  He also wants Universal Basic Income, but doesn’t mention giving up his BILLIONS.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/25/mark-zuckerberg-calls-for-universal-basic-income-at-harvard-speech.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet Clark is near the Edge
Image Credit & Copyright: Raul Villaverde Fraile

Explanation: Sweeping through this stunning field of view, Comet 71P/Clark really is in the foreground of these cosmic clouds. The 2 panel telescopic mosaic is color enhanced and is about 5 degrees (10 full moons) across. It captures the faint comet’s position on the night of May 23/24 over 5 light-minutes from Earth, very near the line-of-sight to bright star Antares and the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex. In the frame Antares, also known as Alpha Scorpii, is at bottom center surrounded by a dusty cosmic cloud reflecting the cool giant star’s yellowish light. Globular star cluster M4 shines just right of Antares, but M4 lies some 7,000 light-years away compared to Antares’ 500 light-year distance. Slightly closer than Antares, Rho Ophiuchi’s bluish starlight is reflected by the dust in molecular clouds toward the top. You can spot the small coma and short tail of the comet as a faint smudge near the center of the left edge of the frame. Just look for the comet’s striking greenish color, produced as diatomic carbon molecules fluoresce in sunlight.

Tomorrow’s picture: collapse on mars

THE SPHINX—–THAT’S THE WAY IT IS

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A Republican wins Montana.  Maybe honest voters have woken up–at least he didn’t take the fifth, like half of O’s employees under investigation.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/25/politics/montana-special-election-results/

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The Editor:   Did you steal that title, LL ?

Plagiarism Cat:   I’m just borrowing it until I can speak human.   Here is a disturbing article about flying.  If these batteries are dangerous they should be banned.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39946462

Our off-white goofy eyed brothers have found a way to burn ice.  My human-aunt would have figured that out if she had more time.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4518426/Beijing-claims-landmark-success-mining-flammable-ice.html

A college in Quebec invented something constructive.

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/05/18/Scientists-create-T-shirt-that-monitors-breathing-rates/5441495119914/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ls&utm_medium=4

Harvard University used taxpayer money to prove that the media hates Trump, the people who voted for him, America, and hope for a free people.  

https://heatst.com/culture-wars/harvard-study-reveals-huge-extent-of-anti-trump-media-bias/

The Greatest Show on Earth can now officially move to DC.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/greatest-show-earth-takes-final-bow-146-years-182813775.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744
Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel Verschatse

Explanation: Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6744 is nearly 175,000 light-years across, larger than our own Milky Way. It lies some 30 million light-years distant in the southern constellation Pavo appearing as a faint, extended object in small telescopes. We see the disk of the nearby island universe tilted towards our line of sight. This remarkably distinct and detailed galaxy portrait covers an area about the angular size of the full moon. In it, the giant galaxy’s yellowish core is dominated by the light from old, cool stars. Beyond the core, spiral arms filled with young blue star clusters and pinkish star forming regions sweep past a smaller satellite galaxy at the lower left, reminiscent of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Tomorrow’s picture: colorful clouds + 1

THE SPHINX—IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN FLIGHT

The Editor:  Is this about the Wright Brothers, LL ?

United Cat:   Them and a few other interesting people.  Here is One.

http://www.charleslindbergh.com/history/timeline.asp

Here is another.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2017/05/21/UPI-Almanac-for-Sunday-May-21-2017/1011493685918/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=4

Sadly, here is a pilot who can’t get out of his own way.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/passenger-jet-collides-truck-los-angeles-airport-injuring-004856800.html

California is bad news for planes and stupid pilots, not to mention professional news people.  This is one of my favorites, from my archives.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Star Cluster, Spiral Galaxy, Supernova
Image Credit & Copyright: Paolo Demaria

Explanation: A cosmic snapshot from May 19, this colorful telescopic field of view spans about 1 degree or 2 full moons on the sky. Spiky in appearance, foreground Milky Way stars are scattered toward the royal constellation Cepheus while stars of open cluster NGC 6939 gather about 5 thousand light-years in the distance near the top of the frame. Face-on spiral galaxy NGC 6946 is toward the lower left nearly 22 million light-years away. The helpful red lines identify recently discovered supernova SN 2017eaw, the death explosion of a massive star nestled in the galaxy’s bluish spiral arms. In fact in the last 100 years, 10 supernovae have been discovered in NGC 6946. By comparison, the average rate of supernovae in our Milky Way is about 1 every 100 years or so. Of course, NGC 6946 is also known as The Fireworks Galaxy.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space