Archive | August 28, 2017

THE SPHINX—GREED

The Editor:   Do cats know about greed, LL ?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greed

We Sure Do Cat:  It is one of the seven deadly sins.  It is one of the sins that will get you a ride to Hell quicker than shaking hands with a Progressive Democrat or a  Clinton.

http://www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/what-are-seven-deadly-sins

Here are some people/companies that can’t get enough.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/08/25/Samsung-heir-given-five-years-in-prison-for-bribery/5401503660720/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=17

https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-issuing-refunds-to-advertisers-over-fake-traffic-plans-new-safeguard-1503675395

Many fishermen return the fish they catch, many game hunters take photos, many honest rich people open REAL CHARITIES/NON-PROFITS.

If you are one of these, you will have to pay the price.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Fleeting Double Eclipse of the Sun
Image Credit & Copyright: Simon Tang

Explanation: Last week, for a fraction of a second, the Sun was eclipsed twice. One week ago today, many people in North America were treated to a standard, single, partial solar eclipse. Fewer people, all congregated along a narrow path, experienced the eerie daytime darkness of a total solar eclipse. A dedicated few with fast enough camera equipment, however, were able to capture a double eclipse — a simultaneous partial eclipse of the Sun by both the Moon and the International Space Station (ISS). The Earth-orbiting ISS crossed the Sun in less than a second, but to keep the ISS from appearing blurry, exposure times must be less than 1/1000th of a second. The featured image composite captured the ISS multiple times in succession as it zipped across the face of the Sun. The picture was taken in a specific color emitted by hydrogen which highlights the Sun’s chromosphere, a layer hotter and higher up than the usually photographed photosphere.

Tomorrow’s picture: my blue saturn