Archive | October 1, 2018

THE SPHINX—-MOSTLY GOVERNMENT STUFF

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https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/09/30/nolte-fox-news-cowards-spread-fake-news-christine-blasey-ford-credible/

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The Editor:   Are the world’s governments doing anything right, LL ?

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/30/nafta-trade-canada-819081

Space Cat:  Here is a surprise, Russia, China, America, and Europe have been using the space around the Earth as a trash dump for about sixty  ( 60 ) years, now it is too littered for satellites to safely do their work.   LOL

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/28/17906158/nasa-spacex-oneweb-satellite-large-constellations-orbital-debris

Here are more government/private embarrassments.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/28/facebook-blocks-bad-news-about-itself-as-spam/

https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/09/29/usa-today-deletes-tweet-bashing-kavanaugh-retracts-portion-of-article-after-backlash/

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/30/third-brett-kavanaugh-accuser-was-sued-in-2000-for-false-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct/

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/09/28/All-survive-after-Boeing-737-misses-landing-crashes-into-sea/1681538128957/?sl=19

Maybe a death asteroid  will clear up things.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6215333/Asteroid-SKULL-face-makes-come-zip-passed-earth-just-Halloween.html

https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/skull-shaped-asteroid-to-zip-past-earth-again/

If that doesn’t clear up a few thousand old satellites only Steve & Venus can do it.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral
Credit: NASA

Explanation: A new chapter in space flight began in 1950 with the launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida: the Bumper V-2. Featured here, the Bumper V-2 was an ambitious two-stage rocket program that topped a V-2 missile base with a WAC Corporal rocket. The upper stage was able to reach then-record altitudes of almost 400 kilometers, higher than even International Space Station. Launched under the direction of the General Electric Company, the Bumper V-2 was used primarily for testing rocket systems and for research on the upper atmosphere. Bumper V-2 rockets carried small payloads that allowed them to measure attributes including air temperature and cosmic ray impacts. Seven years later, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I and Sputnik II, the first satellites into Earth orbit. In response in 1958, 60 years ago today, the USA created NASA.

Tomorrow’s picture: hall of rainbows