Archive | October 2017

THE SPHINX—–HOMESTEAD

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HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS FOR SOCIAL SECURITY RECIPIENTS.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/13/Social-Security-benefits-to-rise-2-percent-next-year/3701507905320/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=16

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The Editor:   What is a homestead, LL ?

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&q=homestead+act&oq=homestead&gs_l=psy-ab.1.2.0l2j0i131k1j0l3j0i131k1l2j0l2.2048.5910.0.12117.9.9.0.0.0.0.309.1023.3j4j0j1.8.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..1.8.1000….0.Y3cuP604xJM

Boomer Sooner Cat:  That is when you try to claim a few acres.  In the olden days it was Americans rushing to get their acres, now it is illegals heading to the local county, state, city, municipality, to get on the government dole.

TE:    Why did you bring up the subject, BSC ?

Viper Cat:   Amigo was wondering if his homestead had turned into a wildlife refuge.  Last week the Killer Mocking Birds attacked him, and yesterday a snake slithered into his well-house.   It was a terrible scene.    Here is the closest thing that our archives have available to reproduce the situation.

Marlin and his buddy need a bigger sack.  They need one like Hillary used to put the Arab campaign contributions in.  You never want to say we need a bigger anything, when working with wild animals.

THE SPHINX—-PLAY DOCTOR SCOUTS

The Editor:   Can you see any problems with girls being boy scouts, LL.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/11/Boy-Scouts-of-America-to-accept-girls-in-some-programs-next-year/9371507743369/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=13

Biology Cat:  It will sure help them in Biology class.  Their new merit badge will be ” Let’s play doctor “.  I can see the first sex law suits already.

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/CubScouts/BeingACubScout/scouting.aspx

The Google Mini and Air Patrol can try and keep track of them on ” nature hikes “.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/13/Google-Home-Mini-caught-spying-on-owner/8811507875278/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=4

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4969014/Dubai-officer-ready-police-streets-HOVERBIKE.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

On the Origin of Gold
Illustration Credit: Dana Berry, NASA

Explanation: Where did the gold in your jewelry originate? No one is completely sure. The relative average abundance in our Solar System appears higher than can be made in the early universe, in stars, and even in typical supernova explosions. Some astronomers have suggested, and many believe, that neutron-rich heavy elements such as gold might be most easily made in rare neutron-rich explosions such as the collision of neutron stars. Pictured here is an artist’s illustration depicting two neutron stars spiraling in toward each other, just before they collide. Since neutron star collisions are also suggested as the origin of short duration gamma-ray bursts, it is possible that you already own a souvenir from one of the most powerful explosions in the universe.

Tomorrow’s picture: smashing discovery

THE SPHINX—–READ WUT ????

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Puerto Rico will take years to rebuild.

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/30/16384176/army-corps-puerto-rico-iraq-hurricane-maria

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The Editor:   Wut should be read, LL ?

Manuel Cat:   For goodness sake read those instructions.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4627702/bungling-navy-officer-accidentally-fired-a-torpedo-into-a-nuclear-base-while-doing-maintenance/

Let’s buy Dusseldorf some wind-socks.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4625577/airbus-a380-landing-dusseldorf-airport-emirates-winds-video/

To avoid ALL hacking concerns use PAPER BALLOTS—-THE END OF A PROBLEM—-MOVE ON TO ANOTHER PROBLEM.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/09/russia-voting-machines-hacking-243603

Clean up your trash, DC—Home of the federal government.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/feral-cat-washington-dogs-rat-control/

Some public employees get justice.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/10/Salt-Lake-City-Police-fire-detective-who-arrested-nurse/2991507678659/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=9

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/health/flint-water-crisis-legionnaires-manslaughter-charges/index.html

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

All-Sky Steve
Image Credit & Copyright: Alan Dyer, Amazingsky.com, TWAN

Explanation: Familiar green and red tinted auroral emission floods the sky along the northern (top) horizon in this fish-eye panorama projection from September 27. On the mild, clear evening the Milky Way tracks through the zenith of a southern Alberta sky and ends where the six-day-old Moon sets in the southwest. The odd, isolated, pink and whitish arc across the south has come to be known as Steve. The name was given to the phenomenon by the Alberta Aurora Chasers Facebook group who had recorded appearances of the aurora-like feature. Sometimes mistakenly identified as a proton aurora or proton arc, the mysterious Steve arcs seem associated with aurorae but appear closer to the equator than the auroral curtains. Widely documented by citizen scientists and recently directly explored by a Swarm mission satellite, Steve arcs have been measured as thermal emission from flowing gas rather than emission excited by energetic electrons. Even though a reverse-engineered acronym that fits the originally friendly name is Sudden Thermal Emission from Velocity Enhancement, his origin is still mysterious.

Tomorrow’s picture: the origin of gold

THE SPHINX—–LEGAL DRUGS

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THE SPHINX THINKS THE CALIFORNIA FIRES WERE DELIBERATELY SET—THEY NEED TO REVISIT THEIR FIRE PREVENTION/CONTROL PLANS.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-northern-california-wildfires-20171012-story.html

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The Editor:   Are legal drugs a problem, LL ?

Rx Cat:  They sure are.  If you work for a generous employer you might even have a doctor in the building, and pay a $600 annual fee.

https://www.statnews.com/2017/10/11/pharmacist-congress-drug-delivery/

One of the things you never hear about being investigated are SSRI drugs.   The police usually say that it is private, even though the killer is dead.  They are protecting the drug companies.

https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/antidepressantsideeffects/

https://downtrend.com/71superb/top-ten-spree-killers-that-were-taking-psychiatric-drugs

The drug companies have bought their Congresspersons and Senators.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/16/drug-companies-ads-dangers.aspx

Mike Kim the pharmacist at Grubb’s said the best sellers were glasses to not make you look stupid and anti-stupid pills.  He sells them like M & M s.  He can’t get enough in stock.  Most have to be drop-shipped.  Here is their best model of smart-glasses.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Rick_Perry_official_portrait.jpg&imgrefurl=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Perry&h=1529&w=1181&tbnid=i6C0AFNQj4PicM:&tbnh=186&tbnw=143&usg=__cm56_sXdZGSgbqiZFG6pyMgrd0k=&vet=10ahUKEwiVgYSYtOvWAhXGQCYKHaJOAYUQ_B0I2AEwJg..i&docid=acP7mq6gCcQ0PM&itg=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVgYSYtOvWAhXGQCYKHaJOAYUQ_B0I2AEwJg

Astronomy Picture of the Day

> Under the Galaxy
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, TWAN)

Explanation: The Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, stands above the southern horizon in this telephoto view from Las Campanas Observatory, planet Earth. In the dark September skies of the Chilean Atacama desert, the small galaxy has an impressive span of about 10 degrees or 20 Full Moons. The sensitive digital camera’s panorama has also recorded a faint, pervasive airglow, otherwise invisible to the eye. Apparently bright terrestrial lights in the foreground are actually very dim illumination from the cluster of housing for the observatory astronomers and engineers. But the flattened mountain top along the horizon just under the galaxy is Las Campanas peak, home to the future Giant Magellan Telescope.

Tomorrow’s picture: Steve