Archive | March 5, 2019

THE SPHINX—-AMERICA’S OVERSEAS POSTS

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https://www.whyeaster.com/customs/shrovetuesday.shtml

Holder makes a ” Fast and Furious ” exit.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/04/2020-eric-holder-announces-he-wont-run-for-president/

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The Editor:  What is going on with our foreign bases, LL ?

Capsize Cat:  First, I want to say that all foreign countries should pay all expenses of our bases.  If not, bring our forces home.  Seventy years is long enough.   The Japanese want our base in Japan to move.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-okinawa/japan-to-push-ahead-with-u-s-base-relocation-despite-okinawa-referendum-result-idUSKCN1QE06Q

We should move the personnel in Japan  to Guam, and take our chances on the island capsizing.

One thing all of the Pacific Countries should be concerned about is their people learning Chinese.

Oh, I almost forgot.  The Navy can’t get enough patriots to sail their ships.  Maybe they want to be treated as well as Congress,  have decent housing,  and health system.  We can use the money saved to help build the wall.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/02/27/top-admirals-u-s-navy-short-6200-sailors-forced-cancel-2-deployments/

Here is one company that is helping to clean the oceans.

https://nypost.com/2019/03/01/help-save-the-turtles-with-this-recycled-plastic-swimwear/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

X-Ray Superbubbles in Galaxy NGC 3079
Image Credit: X-ray: NASA, CXC, U. Michigan, J-T Li et al.; Optical: NASA, STScI

Explanation: What created these huge galactic superbubbles? Two of these unusual bubbles, each spanning thousands of light-years, were recently discovered near the center of spiral galaxy NGC 3079. The superbubbles, shown in purple on the image right, are so hot they emit X-rays detected by NASA‘s Earth-orbiting Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Since the bubbles straddle the center of NGC 3079, a leading hypothesis is that they were somehow created by the interaction of the central supermassive black hole with surrounding gas. Alternatively, the superbubbles might have been created primarily by the energetic winds from many young and hot stars near that galaxy’s center. The only similar known phenomenon is the gamma-ray emitting Fermi bubbles emanating from the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, discovered 10 years ago in images taken by NASA’s Fermi satellite. Research into the nature of the NGC 3079 superbubbles will surely continue, as well as searches for high-energy superbubbles in other galaxies.

Tomorrow’s picture: strangely spotless sun