Monday, December 26, 2011

Cool video of the Soyuz rocket burning up

Part of the Soyuz rocket that recently carried astronauts to the International Space Station burned up upopn re-entry last weekend. It was expected to do so, but the re-entry occurred over parts of Europe and was photographed by hundreds of people. Here is one of the best videos:


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Titan and Dione


Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is shown along with Saturn's third-largest moon, Dione, in this photo taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's rings appear in the background. The side of Titan is the anti-Saturn side which is the side NOT seen from Saturn.

Titan is 3200 miles across and Dione is just under 700 miles across.

The photo was taken May 21, 2011 at a distance of about 1.4 million miles from Titan and 2 million miles from Dione.

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Voting change for the 2012 election

I am proposing a change be made for the upcoming 2012 election -- both for the congressional and presidential election. Instead of the ballot showing the name of the candidate and his/her party affiliation, the name should simply be followed by "Incumbent" or "Challenger." In the event that an incumbent is not running, then both candidates would be the "Challenger." Many people simply vote Democrat or Republican without regard to what the candidate stands for. Removing the affiliation forces these people to learn more about the person they are electing. If they truly want "change they can believe in," then vote the incumbents out!

I think the odds of sending a new congress and, perhaps, a new president to Washington in January 2013 will be increased. Neither party is showing any leadership and time has come for wholesale changes! It's time for all of us to send a message to Washington.

This is funny!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This Penn State situation is only going to get uglier!

Former coach Joe Paterno was just released from the hospital. What are the odds he lasts another few months?

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