Archive | July 2018

Remembering yesterday….

Maxine on Aging

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY I CAN’T LOOK THAT OLD?

WELL……YOU’LL LOVE THIS ONE! MY NAME IS ALICE SMITH AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DENTAL DIPLOMA, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME. SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY SECONDARY SCHOOL CLASS SOME 30-ODD YEARS AGO. COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK THEN?

UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT.  THIS BALDING, GREY HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY LINED FACE WAS FAR TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE. AFTER HE EXAMINED MY TEETH, I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MORGAN PARK SECONDARY SCHOOL .

‘YES, YES I DID. I’M A MORGANNER! ‘HE BEAMED WITH PRIDE.

‘WHEN DID YOU LEAVE TO GO TO COLLEGE?’ I ASKED HE ANSWERED, IN 1965. WHY DO YOU ASK?

‘YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!’ I EXCLAIMED.

HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.

THEN THE UGLY, OLD, BALD, WRINKLED, FAT ARSED, GREY HAIRED, DECREPIT, BASTARD ASKED..

‘WHAT SUBJECT DID YOU TEACH ‘

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THE SPHINX—-SECURITY CLEARANCES

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https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article215653425.html

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The Editor:   Do cats have security clearances, LL ?

Secret Agent Cat:   No, our lives are pretty dull.  One thing that I like about Trump was his 5 ( five )  year ban on lobbying after his appointees leave the government.  As far as security clearances for people no longer employed by the government  there should be none.   Once you leave office your security clearance should be cancelled.

TE:   Why is that, SAC ?

Judas Cat:   For one reason the traitors go to work for foreign governments or countries.  Another reason is they start to work for news organizations.  There is no reason on God’s green earth that taxpayers should help these people make money after they leave office.   Here are some examples of these traitors supporting political ideologies when their jobs were to gather information, not support a political party.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/26/rand-paul-john-brennans-security-clearance-is-a-danger/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/23/politics/rand-paul-revoke-brennan-security-clearance/index.html

https://www.thewrap.com/ex-cia-chief-john-brennan-signs-as-msnbc-nbc-as-contributor/

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/02/06/john-brennan-james-claper-michael-hayden-former-cia-media-216943

These creeps should be working for the DNC.

https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2018/07/27/rand-paul-john-brennan-leaked-top-secret-information-blew-us-operation-help-friends-make-money/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Layers of the South Pole of Mars
Image Credit & License: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin; Bill Dunford

Explanation: What lies beneath the layered south pole of Mars? A recent measurement with ground-penetrating radar from ESA’s Mars Express satellite has detected a bright reflection layer consistent with an underground lake of salty water. The reflection comes from about 1.5-km down but covers an area 200-km across. Liquid water evaporates quickly from the surface of Mars, but a briny confined lake, such as implied by the radar reflection, could last much longer and be a candidate to host life such as microbes. Pictured, an infrared, green, and blue image of the south pole of Mars taken by Mars Express in 2012 shows a complex mixture of layers of dirt, frozen carbon dioxide, and frozen water.

Tomorrow’s picture: intersteallar iris

THE SPHINX—–SOCIAL MEDIA

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https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/27/matt-gaetz-files-fec-complaint-against-twitter-over-shadowban/

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The Editor:   For our loyal readers too busy to put down the phone, what is social media, LL ?

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=twBbW7LtJsqyzwLSyobADQ&q=social+media+definition&oq=social+media&gs_l=psy-ab.1.9.0j0i131k1j0j0i131k1l2j0l5.4790.9645.0.14077.12.8.0.4.4.0.184.890.5j3.8.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.12.994….0.wkzTNNnAYzo

Anti-Social Cat:   Basically it’s electronic sites like Twitter and Facebook.  The problem is they have started to censor  conservative comments.  Personally,  I hope people stop using them.   Zuckerberg and other owners don’t like conservative opinions.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/27/twitter-earnings-q2-2018.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-results-stock/zuckerberg-loses-more-than-15-billion-in-record-facebook-fall-idUSKBN1KG1TN

The sites are also censoring conservative view points.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_banning

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/twitter-denies-conservative-shadow-banning-claims-alters-search/story?id=56841398

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/twitter-shadow-banning-republicans-report/

https://freebeacon.com/blog/twitters-statement-dont-shadow-ban-kinda-sounds-like-shadow-ban/

I’m not sure you can get unbiased news.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Lunar Eclipse over Rio
Image Credit: Carlos ‘Kiko’ Fairbairn

Explanation: Moonrise doesn’t usually look this interesting. For one thing, the full moon is not usually this dark — but last Friday the moon rose here as it simultaneously passed through the shadow of the Earth. For another thing, the Moon does not usually look this red — but last Friday it was slightly illuminated by red sunlight preferentially refracted through the Earth’s atmosphere. Next, the Moon doesn’t usually rise next to a planet, but since Mars was also coincidently nearly opposite the Sun, the red planet was visible to the full moon‘s upper right. Finally, from the vantage point of most people, the Moon does not usually rise over Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Last Friday’s sunset eclipse, however, specifically its remarkable Micro Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, was captured from Rio’s Botofogo Beach, along with an unusually large crowd of interested onlookers.

Tomorrow’s picture: layered mars