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Wednesday, June 04, 2008


A lighthouse is a pretty big object to lose. Car keys, glasses, remote controls, cell phones I can understand. But a lighthouse?

You are a thief. A young, agile thief. So trying to commit a robbery against a 71 year old geezer and his wheelchair bound buddy should be easy pickin's. Right? WRONG!

I thought prison was for punishment and rehabilitation. Somehow the way things work in Brazil must be a wee bit different.

Back in April I reported about astronomers finding the smallest extra-solar planet at 5X the mass of the Earth. Now they have found one that is only 3X the Earth's mass. MOA-2007-BLG-192Lb is about 3,000 light-years from us and it's mother star is very dim. It orbits at a distance where liquid water would be viable on the surface.

NASA's Inspector General has released a report stating that political appointees in the agency's press office had manipulated and/or withheld data about global warming. Most notably between 2004 and 2006. Apparently the pressure was from the West Wing.

This is an interesting secret study about the movement of people. And you know that NSA/DHS is probably already tracking all of us anyway. Remember that when secrets are revealed, it only shows just the tip of the iceberg.

On this day, in 1939, the first shopping cart was introduced by Sylvan Goldman in Oklahoma City, OK. It was actually a folding chair that had been mounted on wheels.

"Let's all be careful out there!"