~ March 19, 2012 ~

Scientists confirm that blue glowing waves caused by dinoflagellates.

Story at National Geographic.

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~ March 12, 2012 ~

Asteroid 2012 DA 14 was discovered by scientists recently. Estimated to be 150 feet in diameter, the asteroid is expected to make a close pass by Earth next year. On February 15, 2013, the asteroid will come within 17,000 miles of Earth. Though the asteroid’s orbit will be affected by Earth’s gravity, NASA says an earthly impact is completely out of the question.

Here is an animation of Asteroid 2012 DA’s orbit.

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~ March 9, 2012 ~

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Solar storm creates stunning Northern Lights show; Scientists say it is the largest solar storm in the past five years.

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~ February 17, 2012 ~

CONSPIRACY FRIDAY*: THE YOUNG TURKS AND ALEX JONES GO TO WAR

Obviously, I’m never going to wholeheartedly endorse Alex Jones and his Al-Gore-hating, HAARP-obsessed theories, but I WILL agree with him that The Young Turks are a bunch of privileged posers who couldn’t be more mainstream if they tried. After TYT-affiliated Tina Dupuy spewed her inaccurate bile about the Occupy movement, I now gleefully agree with anyone who is against them.

The war is trite and childish, like most Internet battles. Alex Jones and TYT both tout themselves as the “Number one alternative news source in the country”. Sadly, only Alex Jones is right, if you’re comfortable lumping a conspiracy site in with “alternative” news. According to alexa.com, Infowars is ranked #1,723 globally and #511 within the US. TYT is ranked #20,631 in the US and #71,456 globally.

The main reason I wanted to share this was to address the fact that many of the young, hip alt news sources that have cropped up, specifically around the Occupy movement, are full of upper-class corporate sharks who will say anything to secure a mainstream media job. Alex Jones might be a crazy, but he’s right about the marketing and manipulation that goes into presenting a controlling, corporate outlet as alternative or progressive.

So, point to Jones. Thanks for attempting to expose the lamestream media.

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~ February 14, 2012 ~

31 notes (Approximate modern translation)
Darling, though I have scant leisure yet remembering my promise I thought it go convenient to certify you briefly as to how our affairs stand. As  touching a lodging for you we have gotten one through my Lord Cardinal’s  means, the half of which could not have been found around here, for all  causes, as this bearer shall more show you. As touching our other  affairs I assure you there can be no more done, nor more diligence used,  nor all manner of dangers better both foreseen and provided for, so  that I trust it shall be hereafter to both our comfort, the specialties  whereof were both too long to be written, and hardly to be sent through a  messenger. Wherefore till your coming here, I keep something in store  trusting it shall not be long to, for I have caused my lord, your  father, to make his position with speed, and thus for lack of time  darling, I make an end of my letter, written with the hand of him who  wishes he were yours  H.R. Though it does not belong to a gentleman to take his lady in the place  of a servant, however, in following your desires, I willingly grant it,  that so you may be more agreeably in the place that you yourself have  chosen, than you have been in that which I gave you. I shall be heartily  obliged to you, if you please to have some some remembrance of me.  B.N.R.I. de R.O.M.V.E.Z. Henry R.
Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

(Approximate modern translation)

Darling, though I have scant leisure yet remembering my promise I thought it go convenient to certify you briefly as to how our affairs stand. As touching a lodging for you we have gotten one through my Lord Cardinal’s means, the half of which could not have been found around here, for all causes, as this bearer shall more show you. As touching our other affairs I assure you there can be no more done, nor more diligence used, nor all manner of dangers better both foreseen and provided for, so that I trust it shall be hereafter to both our comfort, the specialties whereof were both too long to be written, and hardly to be sent through a messenger. Wherefore till your coming here, I keep something in store trusting it shall not be long to, for I have caused my lord, your father, to make his position with speed, and thus for lack of time darling, I make an end of my letter, written with the hand of him who wishes he were yours

H.R.

Though it does not belong to a gentleman to take his lady in the place of a servant, however, in following your desires, I willingly grant it, that so you may be more agreeably in the place that you yourself have chosen, than you have been in that which I gave you. I shall be heartily obliged to you, if you please to have some some remembrance of me. B.N.R.I. de R.O.M.V.E.Z.

Henry R.

Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

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~ February 14, 2012 ~

3 notes The King Decrees:
That whereas she is the sweetest, most beautiful woman in the realm; and whereas she is loved by him as no other, Queen Sally be venerated forever.

(George Carlin, to his partner Sally)

The King Decrees:

That whereas she is the sweetest, most beautiful woman in the realm; and whereas she is loved by him as no other, Queen Sally be venerated forever.

(George Carlin, to his partner Sally)

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~ February 14, 2012 ~

9 notes Diego, my love, Remember that once you finish the fresco we will be together forever  once and for all, without arguments or anything, only to love one  another. Behave yourself and do everything that Emmy Lou tells you. I adore you more than ever. Your girl, Frida (Write me)
Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera

Diego, my love,

Remember that once you finish the fresco we will be together forever once and for all, without arguments or anything, only to love one another.

Behave yourself and do everything that Emmy Lou tells you.

I adore you more than ever. Your girl, Frida

(Write me)

Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera

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~ February 14, 2012 ~

5 notes Hey June,  That’s really nice June. You’ve got a way with words and a way with me as well.  The fire and excitement may be gone now that we don’t go out there and  sing them anymore, but the ring of fire still burns around you and I,  keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.  Love John
Johnny Cash to June Carter

Hey June,

That’s really nice June. You’ve got a way with words and a way with me as well.

The fire and excitement may be gone now that we don’t go out there and sing them anymore, but the ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.

Love John

Johnny Cash to June Carter

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