Archive | August 4, 2018

THE SPHINX—-BOONDOGGLES AND OTHER STUFF

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https://www.theacsi.org/news-and-resources/press-releases/press-2018/press-release-restaurants-2018

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The Editor:  What is the latest ripoff, LL ?

Doggle  Cat:   Here is the latest California taxpayer ripoff.

http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20180729/NEWS/180729806

Obama is still trying to take public land for his Presidential Center.  It isn’t his library, presidential records will be kept on-line.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obamacenter/ct-met-obama-center-delayed-20180727-story.html

The UK might start punishing social media for fake articles.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/tech-firms-made-liable-fake-news-sites-uk-074539054–finance.html

Mothers should eat healthy while breastfeeding. 

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/07/30/Drinking-while-breast-feeding-may-dampen-childs-brain-development/3721532996922/?ls=4

The Portland, Oregon mayor continues to divide law abiding citizens.  Karma is around the corner.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/30/portland-police-ice-911-calls/

French Rappers brawl, and throw perfume at each other.  There were no truffles or snails available.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6016259/French-rappers-brawl-duty-free-Paris-airport.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Central Cygnus Skyscape
Image Credit & Copyright: Mauro Narduzzi (acquisition) / Roberto Colombari (processing)

Explanation: Supergiant star Gamma Cygni lies at the center of the Northern Cross, famous asterism in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. Known by its proper name, Sadr, the bright star also lies at the center of this gorgeous skyscape, featuring a complex of stars, dust clouds, and glowing nebulae along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. The field of view spans almost 4 degrees (eight Full Moons) on the sky and includes emission nebula IC 1318 and open star cluster NGC 6910. Left of Gamma Cygni and shaped like two glowing cosmic wings divided by a long dark dust lane, IC 1318’s popular name is understandably the Butterfly Nebula. Above and left of Gamma Cygni, are the young, still tightly grouped stars of NGC 6910. Some distance estimates for Gamma Cygni place it at around 1,800 light-years while estimates for IC 1318 and NGC 6910 range from 2,000 to 5,000 light-years.

Tomorrow’s picture: Heart of Orion