Early morning sun near Cottonwood, Ariz.
The American public has been auctioning away all the valuables from the Fourth Estate for so long it’s a wonder there’s anything left.
We get the media we deserve and since most people won’t read the paper and prefer to watch People Yelling At Each Other rather than news of any depth.
The American public prefers listicles and stories about Miley Cyrus. As a herd, this society snorts up completely false stories about girlie hats for the Marines and swoons for Glitchghazigate stories, while getting sleepy when it comes to reading an in-depth article about the sterilization of women in Calif. prisons or salmonella outbreaks which expose huge and dangerous flaws in the food safety system.
While the Fourth Estate has only been too happy to sell the silver for CEO bonuses, the American public cannot simultaneously pull out the copper wire for scrap and wonder why the lights are going out in our democracy.
Two women walk under the bridge at 6th Ave. in Tucson, Ariz. to join the All Souls Procession, a celebration marking Dia De Los Muertos in the city for the last 23 years.
The married dead #Tucson #Diademuertos
On the first day of the folk celebration known as Dias De Muertos, is the Day of Little Angels, or Dia de Los Angelitos, when the spirits of children return to visit with their families.
On Octobesr 2, 2013 around 200 protestors in Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Ariz. marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting of 16-year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez by at least one US border agent.
Near the site of the murder, a woman photographs a stencil, showing a young boy playing with a jump rope and wearing a bulletproof vest. An image of Rodriguez has been placed on the wall nearby.
Opponents of fast-track immigration court stopped two buses carrying 70 on the I-10 frontage road. #Tucson #immigration #OperationStreamline #latergram
Apparently, the music of the spheres is more jazz than classical, allowing for more improvisation than anyone is comfortable with. With this is mind, astronomers writing for Nature have modeled several possibilities in which the myriad orbits in the solar system are disrupted and interesting things happen. In five cases, Mars is completely ejected from the Solar System, while others imply that Mercury could plow into the Earth.
From the article:
The constant, and constantly changing, pull of one planet on another degrades their regular, predictable orbital motion, so that like an unbalanced car tire “that tears itself off the axle,” explains Laughlin, “planets might fling each other out into space or into their parent star, or collide with each other.”
Considering what a planetary squirt it is, Mercury “poses the greatest risk to the present order,” notes Laughlin. Of the 2,501 scenarios covering the next 5 billion years that the Paris astronomers examined, 25 led to a disruption of Mercury’s orbit sufficient to make it collide with Venus or the sun. One scenario led to a collision of Mercury with Earth.
Forget dice, apparently god plays billiards instead.
Steve Ballmer, 2007:
Right now we’re selling millions and millions and millions of phones a year. Apple is selling zero phones a year.
Steve Ballmer, a few months later:
It’s sort of a funny question. Would I trade 96% of the market for 4% of the market? (Laughter.) I want to have…