Archive | October 13, 2006

A big welcomeand an ARGGH!

To my sister the Keltcrogue AKA the keltic rogue. Pirates, remember that!

She has yet to set up anything but the barest profile but I know you will all be nice to her or

might haunt you.

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Space Weather Alert

COMET SWAN: Last week you had to wake up at dawn for a good look at Comet Swan
(C/2006 M4). This week the comet is moving into the evening sky. It’s
particularly easy to find after sunset on Oct. 13th and 14th. On those two
nights, the handle of the Big Dipper curves toward the comet, guiding you right
to it. Although Swan is too dim for the unaided eye, it is a good target for
backyard telescopes. Seen through the eyepiece, the comet’s head glows a pretty
shade of emerald green. Why green? Visit http://spaceweather.com for the
answer.

AURORA WATCH: (Oct 13 at 1800 UT) Earth is entering a solar wind stream that
could spark a mild geomagnetic storm tonight. Sky watchers in Alaska, Canada
and Scandinavia should be alert for auroras.

The Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs went out to dinner one night. The waiter came and took their drink order.

“I would like a Sprite,” said the first little piggy.

“I would like a Coke,” said the second little piggy.

“I want beer, lots and lots of beer,” said the third little piggy.

The drinks were brought out and the waiter took their orders for dinner.

“I want a nice big steak,” said the first piggy.

“I would like the salad plate,” said the second piggy.

“I want beer, lots and lots of beer,” said the third little piggy.

The meals were brought out and a while later the waiter approached the table
and asked if the piggies would like any dessert.

“I want a banana split,” said the first piggy.

“I want a root beer float,” said the second piggy.

“I want beer, lots and lots of beer,” exclaimed the third little piggy.

“Pardon me for asking,” said the waiter to the third little piggy,”

But why have you only ordered beer all evening?

“Y ou’re gonna LOVE me for this….

The third piggy says –

“Well, somebody has to go ‘Wee, wee, wee, all the way home!

Friday Philosopher of the Week

Ie back and it’s Edmund Burke. He will be appearing on LOST shortly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Burke

He was a supporter of the “Colonies” Freedoms in the British Parliament during our Revolutionary War.

Quotes:

Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing.

Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.

A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter

An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny