Archive | May 13, 2017

THE SPHINX—IT’S JUST POLITICS

The Editor:  Is there any good political news, LL ?

Muckraker   Cat:    There sure is.  Here are some examples.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/05/11/Ex-congresswoman-Brown-convicted-in-800K-charity-scheme/1111494541750/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ls&utm_medium=2

http://headlinesnetwork.com/article/www.charlotteobserver.com/a0268019ee3a1336a6aa6da65091d0da/politics-talk/slideshow/florida-state-senator-hired-models-consultants?v=0

Here is an ideal public servant from the great North West.   He can spend some time with his grand children now.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/10/seattle-mayor-ed-murray-accused-of-paying-teen-boys-for-sex-will-not-seek-reelection/?utm_term=.16e0312b3571

Here is one who was just an incompetent  liar.

https://news.grabien.com/story-10-major-fbi-scandals-comeys-watch

I almost forgot, also watch out for biological snakes.

http://www.ajc.com/news/local/snakebites-increase-georgia-2017/4TgiFctBbWmwAEmZlfKPOI/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Planet Aurora
Image Credit: Scott Kelly, Expedition 44, NASA

Explanation: What bizarre alien planet is this? It’s planet Earth of course, seen from the International Space Station through the shimmering glow of aurorae. About 400 kilometers (250 miles) above Earth, the orbiting station is itself within the upper realm of the auroral displays. Aurorae have the signature colors of excited molecules and atoms at the low densities found at extreme altitudes. Emission from atomic oxygen dominates this view. The eerie glow is green at lower altitudes, but a rarer reddish band extends above the space station’s horizon. Also visible from the planet’s surface, this auroral display began during a geomagnetic storm. The storm was triggered after a coronal mass ejection impacted Earth’s magnetosphere in June of 2015.

Tomorrow’s picture: more water than earth