Archive | May 2018

THE SPHINX—-OLD NEWS FLASHES

The Editor:  Are they very old, LL ?

Not Up To Date Cat:  A day or so.   The retired Florida cop at the school massacre has retired.  Maybe the parents had better take control of their children’s schools, and forget the Progressive crap.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-scot-peterson-pension-20180515-story.html

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/05/14/broward-liars-marjory-stoneman-douglas-shooter-was-part-of-obamaera-disciplinary-program-n2478243

The entire U.S. airline industry is trying to have a major accident.  The Navy did the same thing with lax/unenforced rules.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6281427/southwest-airlines-flight-third-emergency-landing/

If the Pentagon can’t find an in-house IT person and in-house computer to store information they need to shut the place down.  We already know they can’t prosecute a winning war ( see War Criminals Bush 41 and 43 ).

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2018/05/pentagon-wants-cloud-secure-enough-hold-nuke-secrets/148192/

Let’s prosecute Maxine.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/21/maxine-waters-campaign-funds-to-daughter/

Why do people not kick-out the crooks ?

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/05/19/denver-mayors-pricey-trip-paris-attracts-little-attention/

Here is some fun exercise.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/05/15/1625-foot-inflatable-obstacle-course-is-worlds-largest/7871526413532/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=1

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Craters and Shadows at the Lunar Terminator
Image Credit & Copyright: Talha Zia

Explanation: Why does the right part of this image of the Moon stand out? Shadows. The terminator line — the line between light and dark — occurs in the featured image so that just over half the Moon‘s face is illuminated by sunlight. The lunar surface appears different nearer the terminator because there the Sun is nearer the horizon and therefore causes shadows to become increasingly long. These shadows make it easier for us to discern structure, giving us depth cues so that the two-dimensional image, when dominated by shadows, appears almost three-dimensional. Therefore, as the Moon fades from light to dark, shadows not only tell us the high from the low, but become noticeable for increasingly shorter structures. For example, many craters appear near the terminator because their height makes them easier to discern there. The image was taken two weeks ago when the lunar phase was waning gibbous. The next full moon, a Moon without shadows, will occur one week from today.

Tomorrow’s picture: galaxies collide

THE SPHINX—-DO YOU FEEL LUCKY PUNK AND OTHER MISHAPS

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Justify has a shot at the Triple Crown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji_4dH_FXzw

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The Editor:  Isn’t that from a Clint Eastwood movie, LL ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xjr2hnOHiM

Justice Cat:  It sure is, here is a woman from Brazil protecting her family.  I can almost hear her ask if he feels lucky.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2018/05/13/watch-woman-shoots-down-thug-within-seconds-n2480323

The Air Force is as incompetent as  armored car drivers.  Lately,  both have been leaving fortunes on the highway.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/air-force-missing-grenades-5-000-reward/2018/05/16/id/860780/

This contractor bribed the wrong inspector.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-subway-stalled-after-contractor-lays-down-12905429.php

Starbucks has another racial slur mishap. 

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/05/16/la-canada-starbucks-racist-cup-beaner-label/

TEXAS!!!!

Image result for cartoon pic of Texas and guns

A young Texan boy grew up wanting to be a lawman. He grew up big, 6′ 2″,
strong as a longhorn, and fast as a mustang. He could shoot a bottle cap
tossed in the air at 40 paces.

When he finally came of age, he applied to where he had only dreamed
of working: the West Texas Sheriff’s Department.
After a series of tests and interviews, the Chief Deputy finally
called him into his office for the young man’s last interview.

The Chief Deputy said, “You’re a big strong kid and you can really
shoot. So far, your qualifications all look good, but we have, what
you might call, an “Attitude Suitability Test”,that you must
take before you can be accepted. We just don’t let anyone carry our
badge, son.”

Then, sliding a service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk, the
Chief said, “Take this pistol and go out and shoot:

six illegal aliens,
six ambulance-chasing lawyers,
six meth dealers,
six Muslim extremists,
six liberal Democrats,
and a rabbit.”

“Why the rabbit?” queried the applicant.

“You pass,” said the Chief Deputy. “When can you start?”

I LOVE TEXAS!

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Jupiter Cloud Animation from Juno
Video Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, SwRI, MSSS; Processing: Gerald Eichstädt

Explanation: How do Jupiter’s clouds move? To help find out, images taken with NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its last pass near Jupiter have been analyzed and digitally extrapolated into a time-lapse video. The eight-second time-lapse video, digitally extrapolated between two images taken only nine minutes apart, estimates how Jupiter‘s clouds move over 29 hours. Abstractly, the result appears something like a psychedelic paisley dream. Scientifically, however, the computer animation shows that circular storms tend to swirl, while bands and zones appear to flow. This overall motion is not surprising and has been seen on time-lapse videos of Jupiter before, although never in this detail. The featured region spans about four times the area of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Results from Juno are showing, unexpectedly, that Jupiter’s weather phenomena can extend deep below its cloud tops.

Tomorrow’s picture: craters and shadows