Monday, January 25, 2010

Potpourri CXVIII

Another interesting day! Yes, it's crazy and sometimes depressing in this world, but there are wonders to behold that our grandparents' could scarcely have imagined.

Let's start with space stuff. Space tourists are featured in a Sundance Film Festival movie. Always nice to see that.

From Kelley: a "Big Dream Gathering." Looked interesting.

Given any thought to electromagnetic pulse (EMP) lately? This group has.

Worried about asteroid impacts? Here's a Jeff Foust editorial explaining why the government isn't, so much. Others, however, want to set up an asteroid defense agency. Along those same lines, a doctor in Virginia got a nasty surprise in the form of a meteorite through his office roof.

The number of people on the "no-fly list" attempting to fly is increasing lately. Worried yet? This could be a sign of another al Qaeda attack. Maybe.

A blogger writes a letter to "Astrology." Funny.

Private space stations edging closer to reality...

"Chemical Ali," one of the folks in Saddam Hussein's menagerie infamous for using chemical warfare against Iraq's native Kurd population, has been executed.

I've been taking a much-needed break from conservative talk radio, but I saw that the most famous liberal talk radio network Air America, has filed for bankruptcy.

And now for something completely different: an alternative point of view on the "Twilight" book, which I confess not to have read. I'm good. Not a big vampire fan anyway. (Warning: strong language in this review.)

The rumors continue to swirl about what President Obama will or will not do with the space program. I like one of my customer's takes on the matter: "Those who know are not talking, and those who are talking don't know."

And that'll do for now. Be careful out there, and be good to those around you.

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