Out of the Mountains
Ramblings from a relocated and under-employed Southeastern Kentuckian. Liberal politics, art, music, movies, books,sports, games, whatever else strikes my fancy....Sad and strange the days that are no more...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Obama Administration's "Catfood Commission" Purpose; To Gut Social Security and Raise Age Limit?
Seems so to anyone who's been paying attention.
President Obama, It’s Time to Can the Catfood Commission
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Colbert Report: About That Ground Zero Mosque
Also Mitch McConnell takes Obama at his word he's a Christian. Colbert takes McConnell at his word that he's not a human/turtle hybrid.
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|The Word - Losing His Religion|
Amazing Video Documenatry: NATURE "Hummingbirds"
Save The Pavlovsk Station Heritage Plant Species
Here's something real you can do:
Tell the President of Russia to Stop the Destruction of the Future of Food
As Russia’s worst drought in 130 years continues to ignite catastrophic wildfires and ravage crops across the country, real estate developers are poised to bulldoze an incredibly valuable crop collection near St. Petersburg in order to build luxury houses on the land.
The take-over would involve bulldozing field collections amassed over the last century that contain thousands of varieties of apples, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, currants and other crops, 90 percent of which are not found anywhere else in the world.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have not yet responded to public calls to save the experimental station and its collection.
The Pavlovsk Station matters because humanity needs crops to survive. As the climate changes and new threats to existing crop varieties appear, the ones we have now need to adapt, and the diversity found at the Pavlovsk Station provides this adaptation potential for a broad range of fruits and berries.
Please join our petition to save the future of food.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Video | Sen. Al Franken
Saturday, August 21, 2010
"Bladerunner" Revisited, A Tribute
An experimental film in tribute to Ridley Scott's legendary film “Blade Runner” (1982) This film was made as a unique picture with a resolution of 60.000 x 60.000 pixels (3.6 gigapixels)
It was made with 167,819 frames from 'Blade Runner'.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Carl Sagan | "Wanderers"
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Brazil Opens Up Their UFO Files - "Calling Occupants"
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Astronomy Beats Out Politics(Mostly) - Island Universe
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Video; How Marijuana Became Illegal
Saturday's Funny Pic
Friday, August 06, 2010
Astronomy Pic of the Day | Galaxies Collide
Not even a hint of a new job in today's emails. But there was this great image from NASA.
The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).
The collision, which began more than 100 million years ago and is still occurring, has triggered the formation of millions of stars in clouds of dusts and gas in the galaxies. The most massive of these young stars have already sped through their evolution in a few million years and exploded as supernovas.
The X-ray image from Chandra shows huge clouds of hot, interstellar gas that have been injected with rich deposits of elements from supernova explosions. This enriched gas, which includes elements such as oxygen, iron, magnesium and silicon, will be incorporated into new generations of stars and planets. The bright, point-like sources in the image are produced by material falling onto black holes and neutron stars that are remnants of the massive stars. Some of these black holes may have masses that are almost one hundred times that of the Sun.