Archive | February 24, 2019

THE SPHINX—-SECRETS AND NOT SO SECRET

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https://nypost.com/2019/02/23/second-boston-billionaire-linked-to-florida-prostitution-ring/

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The Editor:  Are we losing our privacy and secret things,  LL ?

Yes Cat:  We sure are, quicker than an elected politician loses his/her/other/mixed morals and scruples.  Here is one thing the government is working on, I wonder if all politicians will also be included.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2019/02/19/arizona-bill-would-create-massive-statewide-dna-database/2873930002/

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/758713/fbi-dna-file-rapid-dna-act-donald-trump-rutherford-institute-john-whitehead

Google forgot a microphone that was in their security system.   Suuure.

https://www.businessinsider.com/nest-microphone-was-never-supposed-to-be-a-secret-2019-2

Your samples sent to different companies to determine your ancestry are also given to the government.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-golden-state-killer-suspect-20180426-story.html

The only people with privacy and secrecy lately are the three stooges from Virginia.  They disappeared, and the women accusing the Lt. Governor, Fairfax,  of sexual  abuse have also disappeared.  I bet Jussie Smollett was sacrificed to take the MSM away from Ole Virginny.

TE:  If some politicians want to get scruples or other moral attributes is there some place they can go,  YC ?

For sure, they can go to one of the Ethics Committees.  If they are in the Bahamas on vacation go to the Chairman of the Congressional Slush Fund For Sexual Abuse.  They are always open.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/politics/settlements-congress-sexual-harassment/index.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Expanding Echoes of Supernova 1987A
Video Credit & Copyright: David Malin, AAT

Explanation: Can you find supernova 1987A? It isn’t hard — it occurred at the center of the expanding bullseye pattern. Although this stellar detonation was first seen in 1987, light from SN 1987A continued to bounce off clumps of interstellar dust and be reflected to us even many years later. Light echoes recorded between 1988 and 1992 by the Anglo Australian Telescope (AAT) in Australia are shown moving out from the position of the supernova in the featured time-lapse sequence. These images were composed by subtracting an LMC image taken before the supernova light arrived from later LMC images that included the supernova echo. Other prominent light echo sequences include those taken by the EROS2 and SuperMACHO sky monitoring projects. Studies of expanding light echo rings around other supernovas have enabled more accurate determinations of the location, date, and symmetry of these tremendous stellar explosions. Yesterday marked the 32nd anniversary of SN 1987A: the last recoded supernova in or around our Milky Way Galaxy, and the last to be visible to the unaided eye.

Tomorrow’s picture: sky sprite