Archive | February 15, 2020

THE SPHINX—ANIMALS

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The Daytona 500 is Sunday.

http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2020/DAYTONA-500/DAYTONA-500.aspx

Monday is Presidents Day.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/presidents-day-2020-openings-and-closings

https://www.redstate.com/

This is what the Progressives and Republicans in South Dakota want for your children.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/gop-senators-in-south-dakota-vote-to-protect-transgender-activists-from-victim-lawsuits/

The Counterattack Is Underway

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The Editor: Is this about the dems in Congress, LL ?

Commie Sue Makes Her Choice

Monarch Cat: No, it’s about deserving ones. Someone is whacking Mexicans, who are trying to protect the Monarch Butterflies.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/second-person-mexican-monarch-butterfly-reserve-dead

Here is all you need to know about the dog show.

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/westminster-dog-show-2020-competition

https://www.breitbart.com/pre-viral/2020/02/11/poodle-perfection-siba-wins-best-in-show-at-westminster/

Fireflies are threatened.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-fireflies/fireflies-threatened-globally-with-light-pollution-a-glaring-problem-idUSKBN2012C7

Someone is killing horses in Florida.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/2020/02/04/whos-killing-horses-in-central-florida-a-mystery-terrifies-owners/

Locust are still a big problem.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/most-devastating-plague-locusts-recent-history-could-come-within-weeks-n1133171

https://www.foxnews.com/world/africa-locust-plague-worst-infestation

The Bald Eagle is making a come back, in Wisconsin.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/bald-eagle-numbers-soar-heights-wisconsin/story?id=68824480

The Georgia State Patrol ( speedus interruptus ) has been placed on the endangered species list. They lost an entire recruiting class for cheating. Adios

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/gsp-30-troopers-fired-for-cheating-on-exam

33 GSP Cadets Caught Cheating, Lose Jobs

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/regional/georgia-state-patrol-cheating-scandal-cost/85-9d283320-1432-47cf-ae6e-95098c9fd98c

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Carina Nebula Close Up
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, ESO, Amateur Data; Processing & Copyright: Robert Gendler & Roberto Colombari

Explanation: A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy’s largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to the unaided eye, though at a distance of 7,500 light-years it is some 5 times farther away. This gorgeous telescopic close-up reveals remarkable details of the region’s central glowing filaments of interstellar gas and obscuring cosmic dust clouds in a field of view nearly 20 light-years across. The Carina Nebula is home to young, extremely massive stars, including the still enigmatic and violently variable Eta Carinae, a star system with well over 100 times the mass of the Sun. In the processed composite of space and ground-based image data a dusty, two-lobed Homunculus Nebula appears to surround Eta Carinae itself just below and left of center. While Eta Carinae is likely on the verge of a supernova explosion, X-ray images indicate that the Great Carina Nebula has been a veritable supernova factory.

Tomorrow’s picture: planetary nebula portrait