Archive | August 1, 2020



Bill Clinton shows up in the Maxwell case.  The rest will be redacted or Ghislaine will have a heart attack.  If Bill had been there more he would have had to pay taxes.  A new witness testifies.



Our loyal readers in  the Caribbean, and the Southeast U.S. coast should check their local forecast.


The Dam Editor:  Is this about all dams, LL ?

H20 Cat:  A few, my favorite is the Hoover Dam.  Here is some history.  Our archives include some of the only history remaining in America.

The Chinese Three Gorges Dam has developed wrinkles.

This is a damn shame.

These dams are in danger.

This is a great dam.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula in Cepheus
Image Credit & Copyright: Chad Leader

Explanation: Like an illustration in a galactic Just So Story, the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula winds through the emission nebula and young star cluster complex IC 1396, in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus. Also known as vdB 142, the cosmic elephant’s trunk is over 20 light-years long. This detailed close-up view was recorded through narrow band filters that transmit the light from ionized hydrogen and oxygen atoms in the region. The resulting composite highlights the bright swept-back ridges that outline pockets of cool interstellar dust and gas. Such embedded, dark, tendril-shaped clouds contain the raw material for star formation and hide protostars within. Nearly 3,000 light-years distant, the relatively faint IC 1396 complex covers a large region on the sky, spanning over 5 degrees. This dramatic scene spans a 1 degree wide field of view though, about the size of 2 Full Moons.

Tomorrow’s picture: two worlds