THE SPHINX—–LEGAL DRUGS

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THE SPHINX THINKS THE CALIFORNIA FIRES WERE DELIBERATELY SET—THEY NEED TO REVISIT THEIR FIRE PREVENTION/CONTROL PLANS.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-northern-california-wildfires-20171012-story.html

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The Editor:   Are legal drugs a problem, LL ?

Rx Cat:  They sure are.  If you work for a generous employer you might even have a doctor in the building, and pay a $600 annual fee.

https://www.statnews.com/2017/10/11/pharmacist-congress-drug-delivery/

One of the things you never hear about being investigated are SSRI drugs.   The police usually say that it is private, even though the killer is dead.  They are protecting the drug companies.

https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/antidepressantsideeffects/

https://downtrend.com/71superb/top-ten-spree-killers-that-were-taking-psychiatric-drugs

The drug companies have bought their Congresspersons and Senators.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/16/drug-companies-ads-dangers.aspx

Mike Kim the pharmacist at Grubb’s said the best sellers were glasses to not make you look stupid and anti-stupid pills.  He sells them like M & M s.  He can’t get enough in stock.  Most have to be drop-shipped.  Here is their best model of smart-glasses.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Rick_Perry_official_portrait.jpg&imgrefurl=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Perry&h=1529&w=1181&tbnid=i6C0AFNQj4PicM:&tbnh=186&tbnw=143&usg=__cm56_sXdZGSgbqiZFG6pyMgrd0k=&vet=10ahUKEwiVgYSYtOvWAhXGQCYKHaJOAYUQ_B0I2AEwJg..i&docid=acP7mq6gCcQ0PM&itg=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVgYSYtOvWAhXGQCYKHaJOAYUQ_B0I2AEwJg

Astronomy Picture of the Day

> Under the Galaxy
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, TWAN)

Explanation: The Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, stands above the southern horizon in this telephoto view from Las Campanas Observatory, planet Earth. In the dark September skies of the Chilean Atacama desert, the small galaxy has an impressive span of about 10 degrees or 20 Full Moons. The sensitive digital camera’s panorama has also recorded a faint, pervasive airglow, otherwise invisible to the eye. Apparently bright terrestrial lights in the foreground are actually very dim illumination from the cluster of housing for the observatory astronomers and engineers. But the flattened mountain top along the horizon just under the galaxy is Las Campanas peak, home to the future Giant Magellan Telescope.

Tomorrow’s picture: Steve

THE SPHINX—-PORCELAIN AND OTHER STUFF

The Editor:   Do you have a porcelain bowl, LL ?

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

Chinese Cat:  I wish I had one like this.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/03/1000-year-old-china-song-dynasty-bowl-sells-for-record-377m

Speaking of our yellow brothers, they want to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange.  Let’s see how great Trump wants America to be.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/02/rival-investors-seek-to-stop-chinese-takeover-of-chicago-stock-exchange-243367

Parts of Montana get 30 inches of snow.

https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/rockies-snow-montana-colorado-wyoming-early-october-2017

The NFL can’t lose enough ratings to suit me.

http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/10/10/monday-night-football-ratings-take-a-double-digit-nosedive-hit-season-low/

http://deadline.com/2017/10/chiefs-monday-night-football-ratings-down-redskins-nfl-espn-las-vegas-1202181058/

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon/index.ssf/2017/10/flemington_business_owner_pulls_tv_ads_over_nfl_pr.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 1365: Majestic Island Universe
Image Credit & Copyright: Dietmar Hager, Eric Benson, Torsten Grossmann

Explanation: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. This impressively sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy’s bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers think NGC 1365’s prominent bar plays a crucial role in the galaxy’s evolution, drawing gas and dust into a star-forming maelstrom and ultimately feeding material into the central black hole.

Tomorrow’s picture: under the galaxy

THE SPHINX—COCAINE & SUGAR

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http://www.nationalreview.com/article/452415/donald-trump-pops-liberal-media-bubble

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The Editor:   Is this a drug alert, LL ?

Snif, Snif, Cat:   It is at least a warning, like a hurricane watch-warning on TV.   This is the reason cops shoot everyone not wearing a clown costume.

https://www.indy100.com/article/research-sugar-addictive-cocaine-hard-drugs-7990081

Here is a Miami Dolphins coach who has been seen on both knees during the National Anthem trying to snort the sideline white-lines.

https://247sports.com/Bolt/Miami-Dolphins-OL-coach-Chris-Foerster-reportedly-featured-in-co-108651460

Nick Saban the Alabama college coach might have the more correct answer.  He says the news media is like poison, RAT POISON.  I can’t argue with that.

http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2017/10/nick_saban_rails_on_medias_rat.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Star Cluster NGC 362 from Hubble
Image Credit: Hubble WFC3, NASA, ESA, J. Heyl, I. Caiazzo, & Javiera Parada (UBC)

Explanation: If our Sun were near the center of NGC 362, the night sky would glow like a jewel box of bright stars. Hundreds of stars would glow brighter than Sirius, and in many different colors. Although these stars could become part of breathtaking constellations and intricate folklore, it would be difficult for planetary inhabitants there to see — and hence understand — the greater universe beyond. NGC 362 is one of only about 170 globular clusters of stars that exist in our Milky Way Galaxy. This star cluster is one of the younger globulars, forming likely well after our Galaxy. NGC 362 can be found with the unaided eye nearly in front of the Small Magellanic Cloud, and angularly close to the second brightest globular cluster known, 47 Tucanae. The featured image was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope to help better understand how massive stars end up near the center of some globular clusters.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space

THE SPHINX—–NEWS

The Editor:    What is new, LL ?

I’m Going To Do What I Want Cat:   Jerry has made Calimexico a sanctuary state.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/05/Gov-Brown-signs-law-making-California-a-sanctuary-state/9451507234162/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=17

Poor People get a break.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/07/CFPB-cracks-down-on-payday-loan-industry-with-new-rule/8881507415968/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2

Dr Seuss is racist.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/07/dr-seuss-museum-mural-to-be-replaced-amid-claims-racist-depiction.html

Release the evidence, Trump.  It has been 53 ( fifty-three )  years.  It keeps disappearing.

https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/08/02/dallas-mayor-jfk-assassination-cia-asset/

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/07/GOP-lawmakers-call-on-Trump-to-release-remaining-JFK-assassination-records/2451507402615/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=3

http://jfkfacts.org/missing-new-jfk-files-batch-cia-records-lee-harvey-oswald/

Just find this guy guilty and discharge him, he is mentally ill.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/06/bowe-bergdahl-expected-to-plead-guilty-to-deserting-his-post-ap.html