Archive | March 24, 2019

I loved it when a CNN reporter was stupid enough to ask Trey Gowdy a stupid question…..

Trey Gowdy , South Carolina Congressman, recently responded to a reporter about the military in response to a question from a CNN reporter about the DOD ban of trans genders from joining the U.S. armed forces. As Trey typically does so very well, he nailed it.
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Question: How can President Trump claim to represent all U.S citizens, regardless of sexual orientation, when he banned trans genders from joining the military? Isn’t that discrimination?
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Trey Gowdy’s Response: ” Nobody has a right to serve in the Military. Nobody! What makes you people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? It is very far from it – and for good reasons – let me cite a few.”
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“The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for being too old or too young, too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short. Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing or additional fingers.” he went on to explain: “By the way, poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth. Malnourished? Drug addiction? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ? Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage? Six arms? Hear voices in your head? Self-identification as a Unicorn? Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair?”
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“Can’t run the required course in the required time? Can’t do the required number of push-ups? Not really a morning person and refuse to get out of bed before noon? All can be legitimate reasons for denial”
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“The Military has one job: Winning War. Anything else is a distraction and a liability. Did someone just scream? That isn’t Fair? War is VERY unfair, there are no exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful.”
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“YOU must change yourself to meet Military standards and not the other way around.”
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“I say again: You don’t change the Military – you must change yourself. The Military is not about being fair, it is about taking advantage of others and about winning.
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The Military doesn’t need to accommodate anyone with special issues. The Military needs to Win Wars and keep our Country safe – PERIOD!”

“If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness or legality… Thank you for applying and good luck in future endeavors.”

“…any other questions?”

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THE SPHINX—-SWEET

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https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/03/21/online-posting-dangerous-selfies-insurance-coverage/

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The Editor:  Is this about honey or sugar, LL ?

Stevia  Cat:  The less sugar you use the healthier you will be ( google it ).  This is a different kind of sugar.

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

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Sugar%20Daddy

Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is the place to be or go for all things sugar.

https://nypost.com/2019/03/15/the-colleges-with-the-most-sugar-babies-in-america/

You can get cane, beet, artificial, bee, and even brown sugar.

https://www.elizabethrider.com/5-best-natural-sweeteners/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Zooming in on Star Cluster Terzan 5
Video Credit: Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), DSS, Hubble, NASA, ESA, ESO; Music: Johan B. Monell

Explanation: Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Over the eons, many globular clusters were destroyed by repeated fateful encounters with each other or the Galactic center. Surviving relics are older than any Earth fossil, older than any other structures in our Galaxy, and limit the universe itself in raw age. There are few, if any, young globular clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy because conditions are not ripe for more to form. The featured video shows what it might look like to go from the Earth to the globular cluster Terzan 5, ending with a picture of the cluster taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. This star cluster has been found to contain not only stars formed in the early days of our Milky Way Galaxy, but also, quite surprisingly, others that formed in a separate burst of star formation about 7 billion years later.

Tomorrow’s picture: galaxy wreck