Archive | September 2018

THE SPHINX—JUST CURIOUS

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THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT IS NOW  FREE,  FREE,  FREE.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/09/21/Freezing-your-credit-report-is-now-free-thanks-to-Equifax-breach/9241537551518/

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The Editor:   Didn’t curiosity kill the cat, LL ?

Eaves Drop Cat:   No, that is a mistranslated quote from an ancient Egyptian writing.  Cats just snoop around and find out things.  Here are some things I haven’t reported on.

These people are vile demons, Hillgal, Pocahontas, Schumer, Maxine, the woman accusing Brett of sexual assault, Pelosi, oh, I almost forgot ole Keith Ellison from Minnesota, the co chairman of the Democratic National Convention.  He beat his significant other a bunch.  Stand up Keith and take a bow, for the previous mentioned demons who don’t like mistreating women.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/19/keith-ellison-accuser-releases-2017-medical-docume/

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=npyiW7DQJJKctgWr6oGgCg&q=keith+ellicon+beating+girlfriend&btnK=Google+Search&oq=keith+ellicon+beating+girlfriend&gs_l=psy-ab.3…6829.20785..25001…0.0..0.122.3245.14j18……0….1..gws-wiz…….0j0i131j0i13j0i13i30.wojDqkn0doA

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

THE REPUBLICANS NEED TO ACT LIKE THEY CONTROL CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY.

This just barely beats out lying war criminal LBJ.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/20/donald-trump-george-w-bush-war-in-the-middle-east-the-biggest-mistake-in-u-s-history/

Trump is trying to make America peaceful again.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/09/19/Pompeo-sets-goal-for-complete-denuclearization-in-North-Korea-by-2021/4011537400509/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Equinox: Analemma over the Callanish Stones
Image Credit & Copyright: Giuseppe Petricca

Explanation: Does the Sun return to the same spot on the sky every day at the same time? No. A more visual answer to that question is an analemma, a composite image taken from the same spot at the same time over the course of a year. The featured analemma was composed from images taken every few days at 4 pm near the village of Callanish in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, UK. In the foreground are the Callanish Stones, a stone circle built around 2700 BC during humanity’s Bronze Age. It is not known if the placement of the Callanish Stones has or had astronomical significance. The ultimate causes for the figure-8 shape of this an all analemmas are the tilt of the Earth axis and the ellipticity of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. At the solstices, the Sun will appear at the top or bottom of an analemma. Equinoxes, however, correspond to analemma middle points — not the intersection point. Today at 1:54 am (UT) is the equinox (“equal night”), when day and night are equal over all of planet Earth. Many cultures celebrate a change of season at an equinox.

Tomorrow’s picture: parts of the sun are missing

THE SPHINX—BUSINESS

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THE REPUBLICANS WANT A FEMALE ATTORNEY TO INTERVIEW THE FORD CREEP.  THEY NEED A VOTE BY THURSDAY TO AVOID VOTING AT NIGHT OVER THE WEEKEND.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/20/judiciary-committee-eyes-independent-lawyer-conduc/

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The Editor:  Is this mainly about business, LL ?

If You Have It Someone Made It Cat:  I sure am, let’s see if there are any good ones.

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/chick-fil-a-in-north-carolina-breaks-its-own-rule-by-opening-on-sunday-for-victims-of-hurricane-florence/

The Louisiana Attorney General has the right idea.  Most every company would sell America down the river for a few more bucks in China.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/20/louisiana-attorney-general-encourages-jeff-sessions-to-break-up-google-facebook/

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/18/google-vows-to-fight-u-s-air-pollution-while-censoring-data-on-chinese-smog/

Amazon wants honest drivers.

https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-sets-traps-for-drivers-2018-9

PetSmart  has a problem.  This is one of the best sites I have seen.  It has the authors, location, and date.  What a trip.

https://projects.nj.com/investigations/petsmart/

Not even hamburgers are safe.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/09/20/liberal-elites-are-even-ruining-hamburgers-and-they-must-be-stopped-n2520456

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Window Seat over Hudson Bay
Image Credit & Copyright: Ralf Rohner

Explanation: On the August 18 night flight from San Francisco to Zurich, a window seat offered this tantalizing view when curtains of light draped a colorful glow across the sky over Hudson Bay. Constructed by digitally stacking six short exposures made with a hand held camera, the scene records the shimmering aurora borealis or northern lights just as the approaching high altitude sunrise illuminated the northeastern horizon. It also caught the flash of a Perseid meteor streaking beneath the handle stars of the Big Dipper of the north. A few days past the meteor shower’s peak, its trail still points across the sky toward Perseus. Beautiful aurorae and shower meteors both occur in Earth’s upper atmosphere at altitudes of 100 kilometers or so, far above commercial airline fights. The aurora are caused by energetic charged particles from the magnetosphere, while meteors are trails of comet dust.

Tomorrow’s picture: equinox analemma

THE SPHINX—MISCELLANEOUS

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/20/health/deadly-e-coli-meat-recall-bn/index.html

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Fire Cat:  What is going on in Fauxahontas’  state ?

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/09/13/1-dead-10-injured-in-Massachusetts-house-fires-after-gas-line-issue/2351536875747/?sl=2

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/09/13/70-natural-gas-fires-reported-homes-lawrence-ma/

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/09/15/New-gas-leak-reported-after-explosions-in-Massachusetts/1861537036836/?sl=9

Here is the oldest brewery, and oldest brewery instructions.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7259101/worlds-oldest-brewery-israel-haifa-cave/

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/12/earliest-known-drawing-found-on-rock-in-south-african-cave

Florence has enough rainwater to end the Western drought.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/weather/article218273350.html

https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/question/lake-mead-bathtub-ring/

https://www.google.com/search?q=photos+of+full+lake+mead&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=gJ721kg-2RHmZM%253A%252CKBAh3wlcq-eqdM%252C_&usg=AFrqEzen31HAH2iIk8UdoA5077F_eUKGJQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwis6uqHtbvdAhUJVa0KHcnNA-8Q9QEwAXoECAQQBg#imgrc=uJj11PSfI5GbQM:

Here are a few political links.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/12/holy-sht-breitbarts-leaked-google-video-stuns-media/

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11309

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2018/09/14/nikki-haleys-curtains-n2518934

Let’s kick the creeps out.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

IrregularGalaxy NGC 55
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh

Explanation: Irregular galaxy NGC 55 is thought to be similar to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). But while the LMC is about 180,000 light-years away and is a well known satellite of our own Milky Way Galaxy, NGC 55 is more like 6 million light-years distant and is a member of the Sculptor Galaxy Group. Classified as an irregular galaxy, in deep exposures the LMC itself resembles a barred disk galaxy. Spanning about 50,000 light-years, NGC 55 is seen nearly edge-on though, presenting a flattened, narrow profile in contrast with our face-on view of the LMC. Just as large star forming regions create emission nebulae in the LMC, NGC 55 is also seen to be producing new stars. This highly detailed galaxy portrait highlights a bright core crossed with dust clouds, telltale pinkish star forming regions, and young blue star clusters in NGC 55.

Tomorrow’s picture: equinox -1