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Explanation: What glows in the night? This night, several unusual glows were evident -- some near, but some far. The foreground surf glimmers blue with the light of bioluminescent plankton. Next out, Earth's atmosphere dims the horizon and provides a few opaque clouds. Farther out, the planet Venus glows bright near the image center. If you slightly avert your eyes, a diagonal beam of light will stand out crossing behind Venus. This band is zodiacal light, sunlight scattered by dust in our Solar System. Much farther away are numerous single bright stars, most closer than 100 light years away. Farthest away, also rising diagonally and making a "V" with the zodiacal light, is the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. Most of the billions of Milky Way stars and dark clouds are thousands of light years away. The featured image was taken last November on the Iranian coast of Gulf of Oman.
Explanation: What's happened to Comet Lovejoy? In the pictured image, a processed composite, the comet was captured early this month after brightening unexpectedly and sporting a long and intricate ion tail. Remarkably, the typically complex effect of the Sun's wind and magnetic field here caused the middle of Comet Lovejoy's ion tail to resemble the head of a needle. Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) was discovered only last month by noted comet discoverer Terry Lovejoy. The comet reached visual magnitude 7 earlier this month, making it a good target for binoculars and long duration exposure cameras. What's happened to Comet Lovejoy (E4) since this image was taken might be considered even more remarkable -- the comet's nucleus appeared to be disintegrating and fading as it neared its closest approach to the Sun two days ago.
Explanation: Mt. Etna has been erupting for hundreds of thousands of years. Located in Sicily, Italy, the volcano produces lava fountains over one kilometer high. Mt. Etna is not only one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, it is one of the largest, measuring over 50 kilometers at its base and rising nearly 3 kilometers high. Pictured in mid-March, a spectacular lava plume erupts upwards, dangerous molten volcanic bombs fly off to the sides, while hot lava flows down the volcano's exterior. The Earth's rotation is discernable on this carefully time, moon-lit, long duration image as star trails.
Wow you guys are taking this "Rebuilding the Democrat Party" to another level.

Congrats el jefe and brugroffil!!
He still hasn't answered my query about how his goats are doing and when they are due....

How are Polly and Betsy doing, Dave?  They must be due around now, yes?
They are doing great.  Due about the end of May I'm guessing.  I should have bred them sooner but you know ... those "round tuits" and all.  I was very apprehensive about becoming a dairy farmer about this time last year (I got them on April 15, 2016) but I'm so glad I took the plunge.  It's been great from so many angles ... perfect milk ... a chance to practice everything I've been taught in Regenerative Ag ... daily hilarity ... something fun to do with my daughter ... pasture improvement ... conversation piece with neighbors and fellow church members ... even some bonding with my kids and ex-wife!  I have more confidence than ever now to go ahead and get a dairy cow if I can just work out the breeding part ... if I can pull that off, my annual food calorie production will hit something like 2 million and I will feel like I have finally arrived at being a Real Regen Producer ... not just an activist.

Pingu is a lying manipulative bitch who is constantly bragging about how smart she is
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
maybe he's just delusional
Games / Re: Image Association
Scalia died?  Oh man. 

Well it's lucky for republicans he didn't die when Obama was still president.
Dave is in rare form today.

Anyway, there is a conservative narrative that giving people food is different than giving people money because when you give people money they "waste" it and buy things they don't "need".

Food can only be eaten so they begrudging think it's OK.  To a point that is.  They don't want poor people buying steak and whatnot. :whyyou:

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Apparently Dave believes the more fringe narrative of - Commissioning government to help poor people and disabled people only leads to tyranny .

Also, would like to hear Dave expound on - the government feeding hungry children is "stealing" your tax dollars .
So giving a person who is trying to get a job, or who is incapacitated by illness, a modest amount of help, is just like indulging a spoilt 2-year old? Even though through receiving that help that person may well go on to become a productive member of society?

Jesus weeps, Dave. He looks down on you and weeps.
I am probably doing more to help poor people and disabled people than you are. So I am all for it. As long as it is done by private citizens. Commissioning government to do it only leads to tyranny.  Maybe if I keep saying this every day for the next year or so it will sink in.

Dave, why don't you just list the governments that became tyrannies specifically because they helped poor people?

After that, list all the democratic governments that don't help poor people in any way.

Giving money, giving food ... same diff ...  both are good if done by private individuals or entities. Both are bad if done by government.

And how exactly is it bad for the government to give food to poor people?

Buying food for its citizens with tax dollars is not a proper function of government.

Making deals with heads of state on golf courses IS a proper function of government.

The former doesn't solve any fundamental problems in our country. The latter has great potential to solve future problems in our country.

If you have fed hungry children PERSONALLY  with your own money  .... then I applaud you.  If you have taught them how to feed themselves  personally, again with your own money, then I applaud you even more.  What I do not applaud is direct payments to individuals by governments  because that leads to tyranny which harms everyone.

Did anyone else notice how quickly Dave gave up on defending giving food to poor people, and tried to shift the argument to giving money to poor people?
Attendees chant 'you lie' at U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson during Graniteville town hall
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
I love his very subtle tell of "nobody knew this, but" followed by a thing that lots and lots of people knew but Trump himself was very ignorant of.

It goes hand in hand with the narcissism.
If I don't understand it no one does!
Politics and Current Events / Re: Removing Assad
Nordstrom better watch out.

... of anybody here, I'm probably one of the greatest advocates for Native American rights ...

Arts and Entertainment / Re: Born Rich
In the years since the documentary was filmed, Ivanka seems to have doubled-down on the notion that her vast privilege is, in fact, a handicap. There's a sequence in her 2009 book, The Trump Card, in which she relays a story about the difficulty of setting up a childhood lemonade stand. From The New Yorker:

When Ivanka was a kid, she got frustrated because she couldn't set up a lemonade stand in Trump Tower. "We had no such advantages," she writes, meaning, in this case, an ordinary home on an ordinary street. She and her brothers finally tried to sell lemonade at their summer place in Connecticut, but their neighborhood was so ritzy that there was no foot traffic. "As good fortune would have it, we had a bodyguard that summer," she writes. They persuaded their bodyguard to buy lemonade, and then their driver, and then the maids, who "dug deep for their spare change." The lesson, she says, is that the kids "made the best of a bad situation."

The only thing that stops a bad employee with a gun is a good employee with a gun.
It's now illegal in Russia to share an image of Putin as a gay clown

Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown.

Russian news outlets are having trouble reporting exactly which image of the Internet's many Putin-gay-clown memes is now illegal to share. Because, you know, it's been banned.

But the picture was described last week on the Russian government's list of things that constitute "extremism."

Item 4071: a picture of a Putin-like person "with eyes and lips made up," captioned with an implicit anti-gay slur, implying "the supposed nonstandard sexual orientation of the president of the Russian Federation."

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Makes Watergate look tame by comparison.

Sure Dave Sure. 
It would if any of it were true. 

Where's the evidence Dave?
"What's the point?" ( of my recent posts )

That Obama got worried about a Trump presidency in 2011 and relaxed spying rules so as to more easily (mis)use the intelligence services to spy on his political opponent and try to  prevent him from becoming president.

Yabbut why don't you post evidence then?

Why did you post some unverified claim by Jack Posobiec?
And say "Holy mackerel ..."
How does that post make your point?

All that post demonstrated was two things:
1)   Jack Posobiec is a liar and untrustworthy.
2)   Dave Hawkins can't determine whether or not a source of information is reliable. 

What's funny is people will say "Dave, you can't distinguish fake news from real news."
And you'll be like "Why do you say that?"
But here's the evidence right here; your Jack Posobiec post.

Holy mackerel ...

April 05, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Obama Spied on Trump in 2011

As the investigation into the Trump wiretapping scandal continues, sources within the Trump Administration now confirm that surveillance activities were conducted on Donald Trump in 2011, during the time he was considering announcing a run for president.

Many questioned Barack Obama's appearance at the White House Correspondents dinner in 2011, when he devoted nearly the entire speech to bashing Donald Trump, with the future president and first lady themselves in attendance.

Seriously Dave, what exactly was the point of posting this?
What information were you trying to convey?