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    Mars in 4K

    Remastered Mars Rover images.
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    Comet NEOWISE

    Let this photo be your guide on how to locate the new comet. We tried last night, but clouds on the horizon where it would be visible on the 16th obscured it. Apparently, most will need binoculars or telescope to see the tail. Most good photos are time exposures and not what you can expect with...
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    Afghan War Revelations

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    Attempted Coup Underway in Venezuela

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    The Day the Dinosaurs Died

    The theory that an asteroid impact killed off the dinosaurs and triggered the mass extinction that occurred at the end of the Cretaceous Period, has been around for decades. It does not enjoy 100% support among paleontologists, some prefer to look to volcanic eruptions. But, without a doubt...
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    Supreme Court and Civil Forfeiture

    Great ruling by the SCOTUS today. Cracking down on what has become legalized theft , namely civil forfeiture by states. Informative video at this link illustrates the growth of this practice...
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    So Long, Bugs....

    Well, this can't be good.... https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature
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    Swiss Mishap

    Uploaded a few days ago, I think. What a trip...
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    Proposed Rollback of Transgender Protections

    The New York Times reported today on Trump administration plans to rollback protections for transgender individuals. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/21/18005594/trump-administration-transgender-sex-dna-test Erica Green, Katie Benner, and Robert Pear of the New York Times...
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    Beware the ICU

    Wow, saw this in my news feed this morn. This is scary, since one never knows when one could experience a medical emergency that could land one in a hospital ICU. At any age...
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    The 2018 UN Climate Report

    Here's the UN Climate Report, for release 10/8/18. This thread can be revived at any time you feel the heat coming on. Just various news reports on this most dire assessment yet, at least as far as the consensus science is concerned. From what I can tell. Not a climate scientist, but I would put...
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    Trump and Putin in Helsinki

    It's possible that Trump's performance, in today's joint press conference with Putin, represents a turning point in the Trump presidency. It seemed to represent the ultimate example of Trump placing himself above his country. Refusal to defend his country on foreign soil, capitulation to the man...
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    Take Shelter!....No, wait...sorry 'bout that!

    http://www.businessinsider.com/hawaii-emergency-alert-ballistic-missile-false-alarm-mistake-2018-1?r=UK&IR=T https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/13/577871075/this-is-not-a-drill-a-false-ballistic-missile-alert-shakes-hawaii
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    Las Vegas: Worst Mass Shooting in US History

    At least 50 killed, 200 injured. Lone gunman killed. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-las-vegas-mandalay-bay-20171001-story.html
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    Martin Shkreli Sends Himself to Jail

    "Pharmo Bro" and super troll Martin Sckreli opened his fat trap one time too often. Offered a $5000 bounty for a lock of Clinton's hair. Now he brings his act and smug routine to prison and a taste of his future home...
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    The Cultural Factors Driving America's Departure From Reality

    I had been thinking of starting this thread as food for thought for those interested in the growth of fake news and alternative facts. A comment by babe, in the Houston thread, that, with regard to his opinions on climate change, "I get to think what i want to think", decided me in favor of...
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    Dog Recues Deer

    Nice story. Man's best friend was a fawn's best friend as well... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/dog-caught-video-rescues-drowning-deer-long-island-sound-article-1.3333567
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    US Pulling Out of Paris Climate Accord

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    Get off our plane! Now!

    Good grief. What a way to self inflict a PR black eye, watch your stock tumble, and enrage an entire nation, namely China... Two cell phone videos and passenger reactions: https://www.whas11.com/news/local/man-pulled-of-united-airways-plane-in-chicago-set-for-louisville/430022787 They're...
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    "1984" or "Brave New World"?

    Methinks I do protest too much. About Trump that is. But, this is not another Trump thread really. Despite the fact that some folks here apparently see me as a bash-Trump-leftist-run-amuck, in all honestly, while my bias is clearly as anti-Trump as it can get(heck, if he enacts his anti-science...