Archive | October 2017

The IRS Trick-Or-Treater

Halloween. The door bell rings and a man answers it. Here stands this plain but well dressed kid, saying, “Trick or Treat!”

The man asks the kid what he is dressed up as. The kid replies, “I’m an IRS agent.”

Then he takes 40 percent of the man’s candy, leaves, and doesn’t say thank you.

THE SPHINX—-HALLOWEEN

The Editor:   Is Halloween still your favorite day, LL ?

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween

It sure is, a lot of the Millennial’s are also getting on board the Witch Train.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-millennials-are-ditching-religion-for-witchcraft-and-astrology-2017-10-20

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/pop-culture-halloween-costumes-2017-poll-1202592655/

Strange things can happen.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Dark Matter in a Simulated Universe
Illustration Credit & Copyright Tom Abel & Ralf Kaehler (KIPAC, SLAC), AMNH

Explanation: Is our universe haunted? It might look that way on this dark matter map. The gravity of unseen dark matter is the leading explanation for why galaxies rotate so fast, why galaxies orbit clusters so fast, why gravitational lenses so strongly deflect light, and why visible matter is distributed as it is both in the local universe and on the cosmic microwave background. The featured image from the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe highlights one example of how pervasive dark matter might haunt our universe. In this frame from a detailed computer simulation, complex filaments of dark matter, shown in black, are strewn about the universe like spider webs, while the relatively rare clumps of familiar baryonic matter are colored orange. These simulations are good statistical matches to astronomical observations. In what is perhaps a scarier turn of events, dark matter — although quite strange and in an unknown form — is no longer thought to be the strangest source of gravity in the universe. That honor now falls to dark energy, a more uniform source of repulsive gravity that seems to now dominate the expansion of the entire universe.

Tomorrow’s picture: thor’s helmet

“IF YOU CAN’T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU’VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM”

This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it. It’s her future she’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big government state that she’s being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.  This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, TX, Nov 18, 2011


PUT ME IN CHARGE . . .

 

Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a “government” job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good..”

Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.

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THE SPHINX—-NEWS BITS

The  Editor:   What is new, LL ?

First Responder Cat:  Photos of Hillary’s campaign have been uncovered.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4754996/halloween-display-ocean-county-new-jersey-car-crash/

The NFL is still losing viewers.

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/nfl-tv-ratings-2017-through-week-7-cbs-fox-nbc-espn-mnf-snf-tnf-goodell-kaepernick-trump/kyfaiyz0x9rm19cxtn994edwr

Here is some tax news.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/omb-top-20-pay-95-of-taxes-middle-class-single-digits/article/2638746

The Saudis give citizenship to a robot, some say it has more rights than women in Saudi Arabia.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/saudi-arabia-grants-citizenship-robot-11419297

The Air Force has discontinued its attempt to save money by only putting 99 % of parts on the F-16s.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/27/Missing-engine-parts-caused-F-16-crash-USAF-says/6341509108383/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=8

Astronomy Picture of the Day

rionid Meteors from Orion
Image Credit & Copyright: Lu Shupei

Explanation: Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion. This was expected, as October is the time of year for the Orionids Meteor Shower. Pictured here, over a dozen meteors were caught in successively added exposures last weekend over Wulan Hada volcano in Inner Mongolia, China. The featured image shows multiple meteor streaks that can all be connected to a single small region on the sky called the radiant, here visible just above and to the left of the belt of Orion, The Orionids meteors started as sand sized bits expelled from Comet Halley during one of its trips to the inner Solar System. Comet Halley is actually responsible for two known meteor showers, the other known as the Eta Aquarids and visible every May. Next month, the Leonids Meteor Shower from Comet Tempel-Tuttle should also result in some bright meteor streaks.

Tomorrow’s picture: dark matters

THE SPHINX—HEALTH SPECIAL

The Editor:  Is this a serious warning, LL ?

Black Death Cat:  It sure is, our loyal readers should be careful about their traveling or they won’t be loyal readers much longer.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4765804/black-death-warning-in-nine-countries-including-brit-holiday-hotspots-amid-fears-plague-could-spread-on-flights-from-madagascar/

Here is a problem that will eventually kill every person on Earth, except those that adapt and can eat plastic.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/26/shocking-photo-shows-caribbean-sea-choked-death-human-waste/

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=Gh_zWYfQG4WpjwTXnbegCg&q=caribbean+sea+map&oq=carribean+sea&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.0i10k1l10.81438.86858.0.90160.13.13.0.0.0.0.174.1730.0j13.13.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..0.13.1714…0j0i131k1j0i10i46k1j46i10k1.0.R46HQgp1DDM

This is a major dope dealer.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/26/Pharmaceutical-CEO-arrested-for-bribing-doctors-to-prescribe-powerful-opioid/2841509067792/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=11

Here is how colors can affect you.

https://www.webmd.com/balance/ss/slideshow-colors-affect-you