Thursday, March 21, 2019


Sand Marble Rally 2018 - Race 8 (FINAL)

Military Secrets - declassified

A Texas homeowner saw a 'few' rattlesnakes and called for help. The removal company found 45 of them

Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says

When the news intrudes: Helping kids make sense of the media

Just Stop Spending

Catastrophe struck when my husband was killed. Here’s what I learned about creating a ‘what if’ plan

SpaceX will blast people across the Atlantic in a rocket in under 30 minutes by 2030, investors claim

Women With Axes: Looking Back at World War II ‘Lumberjills’
Everybody Wants EV Charging Stations. Almost Nobody Wants to Build Them.

Capt. Sullenberger on the FAA and Boeing: ‘Our credibility as leaders in aviation is being damaged’

Mozambique’s Cyclone:  Mapping the Destruction of Idai

AP analysis shows ‘clear sign’ of human-caused climate change

Study: Americans Are Happy to Let Wind Turbines Be Their Neighbors

Look at This Absolutely Enormous Fish Discovered on a Beach in Australia

Everybody Wants EV Charging Stations. Almost Nobody Wants to Build Them.

We Were Promised Space Colonies. What Went Wrong?
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

Massacres in New Zealand and Nigeria

Supreme Court hands Trump administration a victory in immigration battle

Senegalese-Born Bus Driver Charged With Kidnapping 51 Italian Students; Threatened To "Carry Out A Massacre"

Will the Threat of Court-Packing Intimidate John Roberts?

Democrats tee up another constitutional norm for a rewrite.
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

The cult of Beto

The Dem losers expecting to win

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)  see links for full story the Electoral College

Democrats tee up another constitutional norm for a rewrite.

March 19, 2019 7:01 p.m. ET

Voters cast their ballots at the Denver Elections Division in Denver. Colorado has passed a bill to have the state join other in casting its electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.
 Photo: David Zalubowski/Associated Press
Last week we wrote about Democratic ambitions to pack the Supreme Court. This week the Electoral College is on the chopping block as Senator Elizabeth Warren comes out in favor of its abolition, Beto O’Rourke makes sympathetic noises and Colorado’s Democratic Governor signs a bill adding his state to the “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.” Scrapping the system the U.S. has used to select Presidents since its founding will likely soon be the Democrats’ default position.
Appeared in the March 20, 2019, print edition.

We Were Promised Space Colonies. What Went Wrong?

Rocket scientists of the 1950s had a vision of humanity’s imminent first chapter in space. After more than half a century of ups and downs, we might finally be on course

A March 1952 issue of Collier's magazine described humankind's imminent move into space. Things turned out differently. COLLIER’S MAGAZINE/JTE MULTIMEDIA
March 14, 2019 11:27 a.m. ET
I was an 11-year-old at Space Camp when I realized I was never going to space. This was July 1986, just six months after the space shuttle Challenger exploded on live TV, taking the lives of seven astronauts. The mood at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., was understandably somber. NASA, still investigating the O-ring failure that caused the tragedy, hadn’t slated any new missions. We were astronauts-to-be with no plans for liftoff. We ate freeze-dried Neapolitan ice cream, posed for pictures next to massive rockets, rode in a giant centrifuge and went home
Scientists drew up plans for space exploration, but politicians had to fund them. After the Soviet Union put the first human in space, President Kennedy was determined to plant the first flag in lunar soil. “We choose to go to the moon,” he told the world in 1962.

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