Voyager 2 Creeps Closer to the Edge of the Solar System

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Epic Crash of Neutron Stars Creates ‘Hypermassive Magnetar’

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Lost Continents Beneath Antarctica Unveiled in Dead Satellite’s Data

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Icy ‘Super-Earth’ Exoplanet Spotted Around Nearby Barnard’s Star

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Scientists Spot What May Be a Giant Impact Crater Hidden Under Greenland Ice

Source: Scientists Spot What May Be a Giant Impact Crater Hidden Under Greenland Ice

On Parting (visiting Tu Mu)


On Parting

I am almost alone in my loneliness
Drink in hand, it’s hard to smile
Like the candle’s flame, I long to stay
Like the candle, my tears fall at dawn

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Literal translations of classic Chinese poetry can be found at This is my interpretation of a poem by Tu Mu. The literal translation, as provided at, is as follows:

On Parting

Much feeling but seem all without feeling
Think feel glass before smile not develop
Candle have heart too reluctant to part
Instead person shed tear at dawn

Image source:
(Plum blossom and red candle, by Qi Baishi)
More Chinese interpretations can be found here.

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The People’s Wharf

Sun in Gemini

There’s a warship next door… It may be something I ate… but, no, I look again and it’s still there…

There were only two bottles of beer in our lovely complementary fridge last, night, on our arrival in Sydney, and I managed, in my sleep deprived state, to spill a third of the contents of one of them on the carpet…. I did my best to mop it, using a dampened hand-towel from the bathroom.

So, it can’t be the beer, and we’ve had the first proper sleep in what feels like a week of travel; so the warship is real and needs integrating into my ‘now’.

Philosophically, I don’t take every such visual symbol at its face value, but a bloody great warship is quite a challenge….

So, I should explain, assuming you have persevered this far…

The warship is on a quay in a place whose name has…

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On The Minds

On The Minds

Actions and Consequences The Youth

This issue is at the forefront of the American Social problem. I am a firm believer that in order for a lesson to be learned it must leave an impression. If it doesn’t then it is simply brushed aside as a road that can be traveled again without fear of consequence. Actions in any scenario are only changed or molded though uniform consequences and an understanding that if you choose to cross the line it will cost you more than an ear full. Words have almost no meaning if they aren’t backed up with an actionable threat. Something our politicians need to understand in the foreign relations world. Now I am not talking about beating your child I’m talking about leaving an impression. Does smacking your child on the butt convey an actionable threat yes, so the child must respect that consequence. Its supposed to…

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Building the Wall

On The Minds

The America of the past is gone in many respects replaced by soft hearts and political correctness instead of looking at the big picture and doing what needs to be done to make that big picture as beautiful as possible. The short shortsightedness and “easy way” nature of our leadership has created an environment where breaking our nation boarder laws is the norm. Our boarder patrolmen already fighting an uphill battle are now also being told to not follow laws on the books and are being shot and killed by guns our country’s government sold to the Mexican cartels. In yet another show of stupidity our current administration has become known. America has great laws on the books we just need to enforce those not look for ways to get around them. America had basically eradicated many diseases that just decades ago were deadly. Now we see those same diseases…

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Randon Thought

On The Minds

What if our DNA is just a complex computer system/code used by a superior species to hold data over long periods of time safely until their return? 97% of our DNA we don’t understand what if its an encyclopedia of information we just can’t read yet.

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