Archive | June 10, 2020

THE SPHINX—-IT’S THE LAW

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https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/06/05/us-plans-to-reduce-troop-levels-in-germany/

https://www.stripes.com/

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republicans-returning-fire-in-2020-battle-for-senate

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/06/08/hong-kong-dissidents-say-chinese-agents-are-stalking-them/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/06/08/wokeanda-forever-how-the-democrats-moment-of-silence-for-george-floyd-reeked-n2570254

https://www.redstate.com/

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The Editor:  What law are you talking about, LL ?

Next Law Cat:   I’m talking about the law of unintended consequences.  Here are some unintended results of our Wuhan Flu policy.

https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/funeral-business-virus-deaths/2020/05/28/id/969392/

Extra suicides and overdoses of drugs.

https://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/2020/05/31/suicides-overdoses-on-upswing-as-lockdown-drags-on/

Hospitals are having problems.

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/10/853524764/amid-pandemic-hospitals-lay-off-1-4m-workers-in-april

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/22/perspectives/hospitals-funding-coronavirus/index.html

Tests are neglected.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-cancer-exclusi/exclusive-research-finds-concerning-drop-in-u-s-colorectal-cancer-screenings-and-surgeries-idUSKBN2330EH

Killers are everywhere.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/07/sanctuary-nyc-protected-illegal-alien-gang-member-wanted-murder/

https://www.foxnews.com/us/david-dorn-shooting-arrest-murder-charge-announced-in-killing-of-retired-st-louis-police-captain

Even horses are in danger.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/08/ten-racehorses-die-in-fiery-crash-on-new-jersey-turnpike/

War Criminal Bush says NYT is lying.

https://www.redstate.com/nick-arama/2020/06/08/bush-spox-blasts-ny-times-story-claiming-he-wasnt-supporting-trumps-re-election-completely-made-up/

Las Vegas is opening, don’t tell Bill Bennett or Prince Harry that what happens there stays there.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/casino-stocks-rip-higher-as-las-vegas-strip-reopens

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-may-03-na-bennett3-story.html

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/861237/the-sun-publishes-photos-of-naked-prince-harry/

Magic????

Cartoon Parrot Stock Photos And Images - 123RF

 

A magician worked on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.

The audience would be different each week, so the magician did the same tricks each week. However, there was a problem, the captain’s parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick. Once he understood, he started shouting out the secrets in the middle of the show, “Look, it’s not the same hat.” “Look, he is hiding the flowers under the table.” “Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades?”

The magician was furious but couldn’t do anything, it was, after all, the captain’s parrot. One day, the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself with the parrot, adrift on a piece of wood, in the middle of the ocean. They stared at each other with hatred, but did not utter a word. This went on for a day, then another, and another.

Finally, after a week, the parrot said, “Okay, I give up. Where the hell is the boat?”

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Who’s the Expert?

On a flight to Florida, I was preparing my notes for one of the parent-education seminars I conduct as an educational psychologist.

The elderly woman sitting next to me explained that she was returning to Miami after having spent two weeks visiting her six children, 18 grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren in Boston.  Then she inquired what I did for a living.

I told her, fully expecting her to question me for free professional advice.

Instead she sat back, picked up a magazine and said, “If there’s anything you want to know, just ask me.”

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Car Warning

A husband, the owner of a new car, was somewhat reluctant to allow his wife to drive his prize possession even to the grocery store which was a few blocks from the house.

After she insisted, he finally relented, cautioning her as she departed, “Remember, if you have an accident, the newspaper will print your age.”

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Orion over Argentine Mountains
Image Credit & Copyright: Nicolas Tabbush

Explanation: Do you recognize the constellation of Orion? It may be harder than usual in today’s featured image because the camera has zoomed in on the center, and the exposure is long enough to enhance nebulas beyond what the unaided human eye can see. Still, once you become oriented, you can see Orion’s three belt stars lined up vertically near the image center, and even locate the familiar Orion Nebula on the upper left. Famous faint features that are also visible include the dark Horsehead Nebula indentation near the image center, and the dusty Flame Nebula just to its right. Part of the Orion-encircling Barnard’s Loop can also be found on the far right. The image combines multiple sky-tracking shots of the background in different colors with a single static foreground exposure taken at twilight — all captured with the same camera and from the same location. The picturesque scene was captured early last year from mountains in San Juan, Argentina.

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