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Freezing for green…

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The snotty elites who run New England assured their gullible citizens that going green would ensure sufficient energy for their needs,  no matter what.   It was a lie then and the lie is  being exposed  now,  in spades.  Thank God the entire country has  not gone  green.

Bitter cold covers much of the USA,  and even in the normally mild South,  daily high temperatures are lower than the customary lows for wintertime.   Big Girl is the only truly happy creature I have seen this week,  since part of her heritage is from the mountains of Europe,  and she has an incredibly thick coat of fine, very dense and crinkly hair — four layers of it.   She is a perfect nightmare when she sheds,  but she is so well insulated that her top coat is quite cold when she comes in,   meaning that her body is toasty warm.   Everybody who proclaims their belief in global warming is busily trying to  explain why  they are freezing their asses off.

Al Gore seems to think we have forgotten that his big buddy Michael Mann was the creator of the infamous  hockey stick  graph which was mathematically disproven and thoroughly debunked in 2003.

Despite all the climate hysteria,  there is  no evidence  that extreme weather “is becoming more frequent and dangerous”  in the U.S.   All the charts and claims being thrown around mean little and prove nothing, even when NASA’s highly flexible and therefore highly suspect “rubber ruler” of temperature data is stirred into the corrupt stew of the environmentalists.

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January 6, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Richard Gordon, R.I.P.

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Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon,  has died.   Unlike some of our space heros,  he went on to do other things with his life.

 

 

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November 8, 2017 at 11:35 am

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Chasing the eclipse…

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Scientists are planning to  chase the  shadow of the moon using NASA’s research jets during the upcoming total solar eclipse in the US,  to capture the clearest ever images of the Sun’s outer atmosphere.   They will be studying  the ionosphere,  among other things.  For those of us who will be earthbound for the event,  you can use  this site  to type in your zip code and discover when it will most impact your area.

Here is  some of  the gear you should have gotten.  Did you  get a telescope?   Or a  certified filter  for your camera?   Or will you just be in one of these  hot watch  spots?  If you  don’t have  the certified ISO glasses,  don’t look!   But there are other things you can do, laid  out here.

Traffic has  been awful  in many of the  best viewing  areas,  but none can beat South Carolina for maintaining a  sense of humor  about the entire affair.

While this eclipse is a  wondrous thing  to witness,   remember it’s just a business  opportunity  for some,  while it’s an event carrying different shades of meaning for many cultures,  including the Navajo.

You probably shouldn’t try tying the event to Trump supporters as the Boston  Globe did,  and you should definitely use care,  especially if you’re driving because some of those in traffic with you won’t be paying attention to the road.  There will be a plethora of pictures from a wide variety of sources,  so even if you can’t observe in real time,  you won’t miss a thing!

 

 

 

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August 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm

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Colored clouds…

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If you’re up early enough and near the mid-Atlantic coast,  you can see the colorful result  of NASA  using vapor tracer chemicals,  which produce colors.  NASA will be live-streaming the event  here,  beginning at 3:45 AM.

 

 

 

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June 4, 2017 at 3:30 am

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Asteroid approach!

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Beware!  Run and hide!   Or perhaps not,  since NASA considers 1.1 million miles from earth to be a  “very close  approach.”   Maybe it ill comfort you to know that the agency thinks there is no chance that asteroid 2014 JO25 will actually collide with our blue ball.

If you know someone with a decent amateur telescope,  ask to watch the asteroid tonight.

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April 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

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Eugene Cernan, R.I.P.

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Eugene Cernan,  the last astronaut to walk on the moon,  has died.   That leaves only six more living who have strolled on the moon.

 

 

 

 

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February 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm

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Smiley sun…

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NASA has released a photo of the sun with active spots and plasma which look  like a smile.   There’s a scientific explanation for all the features,  but a smile will suffice for me.

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December 4, 2016 at 10:07 am

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