Archive | May 5, 2020




The Editor:  Can you explain about the vaccines that everyone is working on, LL ?

This Won’t Hurt Cat:  Here is how a vaccine is supposed to work.

One problem with vaccines is that they are made for a current virus ( in the Wuhan Flu case ).  The virus has already mutated many times.  The new vaccine might not work on the mutated varieties. It would be like having a meeting with Will Smith and Al Sharpton showed up.

TE:  Is there anything we can plan our future on, TWHC ?

I Want To Be Alone Cat:  Stay away from people with preexisting health problems.  We do know for sure that somewhere around 90 percent of all patients who died were over 60 years old, and had other illnesses along with Wuhan Flu, things like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and other problems that harmed their immune system.  The regular flu kills more people.

TE:  Will the government protect us from any vaccine’s side effects, IWTBAC ?

MD Cat: No, you and your family are on your own.

Trump should get the House and Senate to vote on any use of a Wuhan vaccine.  Just a yes or no vote, none of their usual mumbo-jumbo.

There is no question about this.  George W. Bush is a war criminal and should be tried in the Hague for crimes against humanity.

Citizens defy Pigleosi’s nephew’s ban on civil-rights.  Tyranny is a family trait.

Good Stuff

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln

Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn


Astronomy Picture of the Day

Carina in Perspective
Image Credit & Copyright: Carlos Kiko Fairbairn

Explanation: You need to be in the south, looking south, to see such a sky. And only then if you’re lucky. Just above the picturesque tree is the impressive Carina Nebula, one of the few nebulas in the sky that is visible to the unaided eye. The featured image had to be taken from a very dark location to capture the Carina Nebula with such perspective and so near the horizon. The Great Nebula in Carina, cataloged as NGC 3372, is home to the wildly variable star Eta Carinae that sometimes flares to become one of the brightest stars in the sky. Above Carina is IC 2944, the Running Chicken Nebula, a nebula that not only looks like a chicken, but contains impressive dark knots of dust. Above these red-glowing emission nebulas are the bright stars of the Southern Cross, while on the upper left of the image is the dark Coalsack Nebula. This image was composed from six consecutive exposures taken last summer from Padre Bernardo, Goiás, Brazil. Even with careful planning, the astrophotographer felt lucky to get this shot because clouds — some still visible near the horizon — kept getting in the way.

Tomorrow’s picture: star parabola