Archive | December 5, 2018

THE SPHINX—–WE NEED SOME EXCEPTIONALISM

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dog-food-recall-8-brands-toxic-levels-of-vitamin-d-fda-says/

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The Editor:   What kind of exceptionalism do we need, LL ?

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2018/12/04/joy-behar-calls-meghan-mccain-entitled-bitch-threatens-to-quit-the-view/

Superior Cat:  I would settle for some people who strive for mediocrity.  Here are a few.

This bicyclist is exceptionally lucky.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/11/29/Cyclists-near-miss-with-oncoming-train-caught-on-video/9571543513970/?sl=3

Google & Co.  might do an exceptional deed.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/technology/how-to-kill-mosquitoes-google-and-verily-have-a-plan#gs.6sEvV8s

The feds are still exceptional liars.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/11/25/experts-climate-change-assessment-every-conclusion-latest-government-report-false/

Early Craftsman tools are found in Algeria.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/30/24-million-year-old-tools-found-algeria-could-upend-human-origin/

The Answer….Tried, True and Free

One of the most abused prescriptions in our country is anti-depressants. My Partner, Doctor  I. WannaTreat, has spent numerous hours in libraries all around the country in search of solutions. He has found the answer.

The solution is already available in your own home. The only side effect is recurrent euphoria. Toss your pills out the window and find your Happy Place directly under the picture of  Dr. I. WannaTreat.

 

 

You are welcome.

-Sheila Tolley-

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Highlights of the North Winter Sky
Image Credit & Copyright: Universe2go.com

Explanation: What can you see in the night sky this season? The featured graphic gives a few highlights for Earth‘s northern hemisphere. Viewed as a clock face centered at the bottom, early (northern) winter sky events fan out toward the left, while late winter events are projected toward the right. Objects relatively close to Earth are illustrated, in general, as nearer to the cartoon figure with the telescope at the bottom center — although almost everything pictured can be seen without a telescope. As happens during any season, constellations appear the same year to year, and, as usual, the Geminids meteor shower will peak in mid-December. Also as usual, the International Space Station (ISS) can be seen, at times, as a bright spot drifting across the sky after sunset. Less usual, the Moon is expected to pass nearly in front of several planets in early January. A treat this winter is Comet 46P/Wirtanen, already bright, will pass only 36 lunar distances from the Earth in mid-December, potentially making it easily visible to the unaided eye.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space

Poem of the Day

I love this poem….I always send a copy to every young man who sends me an invitation to their  high school graduation…..and to many who do not.

-Sheila Tolley-

If—

Rudyard Kipling, 18651936

If you can keep your head when all about you
   Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
   But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
   Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
   And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
   If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
   And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
   Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
   And stoop and build ‘em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
   And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
   And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
   To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
   Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
   Or walk with kings—nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
   If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run—
   Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!