Tuesday, July 25, 2017

NASA Again Proves Its Worth



131 comments:

Rubygoat said...

Amazing pics. Especially from the south pole angle.

LBD said...

McCain is a tough old bird. Best of luck for him.

LBD said...

Taps on keyboard, Is this thing on? Oh well good night.

Lawyerliz said...

Good morning.😀. Why is the picture this shape? McCain is a good guy I think. He wants his swan song I think. He should get it.

Lawyerliz said...

Is the Congress getting anything done?

Anything?

dodahman said...

I think he shoulda had his swan song at least 10 years ago.

Lawyerliz said...

According to my fishwrap, house prices are going up even more.

dodahman said...

OK I have done some homework. May the deity of our choice help us....

Here is link that lays it out:

https://www.blackagendareport.com/kamal_harris_new_obama

LBD said...

Good Morning!

Zillow says my house is up $4,500 in the last 30 days but it just went down $34K? LOL!

Time for the Dems to manufacture another Fake for President.

Rob Dawg said...

Liz consider the geometry of a flyby of a scanning camera with fixed aperture past a sphere. At the lowest point you get the most resolution but you cannot see past the horizon. Thus the narrowing.

Rob Dawg said...

You can do this. Hold a flashlight straight down and pass it close over a basketball.

LBD said...

What is the benefit of this knowledge?

Lawyerliz said...

2 plants planted, more grass pulled out
Ordinary grass.

Lawyerliz said...

They are refining tear conclusins.

Lawyerliz said...

Aaahhhhhh.

Lawyerliz said...

You would know if you were a true dilettante.

Lawyerliz said...

House went down 7k $. It only counts if it goes up.!!

Lawyerliz said...

Is that a Red Spot like Jupiter's?

Cinco-X said...

I suspect that it's a rectangle superimposed on a sphere

Cinco-X said...

If we're lucky, no...

Rob Dawg said...

Having lost $100k last month I agree.

Rob Dawg said...

The benefit is precisely that we don't know what the knowledge will be good for.

Lawyerliz said...

Cat escaped. To her, No! Means try harder, be sneakier!

Lawyerliz said...

Same as Putin.

Cinco-X said...

Looks like the first vote on changing healthcare failed.

Lawyerliz said...

Didn't think they were voting today. Thought today is for amendments.

LBD said...

Bunch of BS votes to no where.

Lawyerliz said...

They are bring up all the versions one at a time.

Lawyerliz said...

Are they trying to torture us so that nobody will follow it.

sm_landlord said...

Calexit 2.0 begins:

http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article163629198.html

Rob Dawg said...

Remember when people thought Dawgifornia was just an intellectual exercise?

sm_landlord said...

Texas gets all the press with the succession talk.

The CalExit proposal will become clearer when the text is published, I guess.

Related Pic:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Publius_II/status/890153143476121601/photo/1

I like the Dawgifornia (breakup but remain in the union) approach as opposed to full succession.

Lawyerliz said...

Secession. Is how yow spell it. The Founders considered and rejected dividing the union into various subpart but didn't.
The cat ran away and didn't come back all day, even when called, which is unusual. We feared something had eaten her.
No. She was locked in the garage all day. Lots if cat friendly nooks and crannies.

Lawyerliz said...

Would it have a standing army?

Lawyerliz said...

Zillow sez maybe house prices have gone down a tiny smidge. Takes blood pressure pill.
Word.

Lawyerliz said...

Nitey nite.

Lawyerliz said...

Good morning.😀! !!

Lawyerliz said...

What will Trump do today??

LBD said...

Good morning!

Only Trump knows. Till they change the name on the Obummmer care candy jar not much seems to be getting done.

Lawyerliz said...

That's it!!!
They change the name to Trump care and all is well.

Cinco-X said...

...or a standing militia?

Cinco-X said...

Fair to partly cloudy with a 60% chance of tweets

Rob Dawg said...

The Dems have bigger problems like the

Whacky Paki Hack.

Lawyerliz said...

Who is that?
Ah, you admit that Tiny hands Trump is a problem.

Lawyerliz said...

My fishwrap sez Tillerson is at.odds with Trump.

Mike said...

My fishwrap sez Tillerson is at.odds with Trump.

what do they say about Bragelina?? any chance for a make-up??

Lawyerliz said...

Nothing, and I don't care.

Lawyerliz said...

Grump, grump.

Lawyerliz said...

Senate Bills waiting for the health bill to be passed, you know Mike?

Mike said...

oh ok..you seem really into political gossip..thought you might do Hollywood also..

Lawyerliz said...

Googled it. Found a site with bills and prognosis. Only 1 as high as 67%. A few over 30%, mostly involVing Dams.

Mike said...

most likely they will just repeal the mandates..which will cause the whole thing to come crashing down..

Lawyerliz said...

Nah. Boring. My kids have left the nest, so I'm not even up on rock n roll. Hub watches golf, so I know a few golf names. Some of the courses are really beautiful. I can tell you the emperor after Vespanianus, although I may not have spelled it right. But not the ones before.

Mike said...

between the premium subsidies, direct payments to insurance companies (profit backstops) and Medicaid expansion...has anyone seen a number for total annual FedGov cost of ACA?? It has to be in the tens of billions. I wonder how that would compare to just lowering Medicare age to 50...

Lawyerliz said...

Won't the young people having to sign up make things somewhat better? Hmm, if it crashed the result MIGHT be cheaper heath care.

Mike said...

below 50 you could just do some tax credits I guess..and let people buy policies in the "free" market

Lawyerliz said...

Likewise school loans. Both after a while.

Lawyerliz said...

You could reduce the age on medicare to, say 55, it's much more efficient. And kids being on parents policy to say, 28. Some peole on the muddle would die, but what the hell the herd needs thinning anyhow, and Darwin was rght.

Mike said...

I would assume 50-65 age group has a better health profile than the over 65 group...so the overall pool would be healthier. It wouldn't be free of course...you could charge a couple hundred bucks per month (maybe adjusted for income levels)..just like current Medicare.

Lawyerliz said...

People and middle, but muddle is cute.

Lawyerliz said...

Ok.

Mike said...

you'd probably need to include under 50's with pre-existing conditions..because they aren't going to be able to get private insurance in the "free" market.

Great Unknown said...

There you go, a little discussion without lobbyists or politics involved and the Lawyer Liz/Mike team has it all wrapped up!

LBD said...

I want car insurance that I can buy after an accident. Crazy, you bet health insurance is no different. Repeal Obummer care was false vote buying. I said it long before Trump won they won't let go of the candy jar they will fix it to their pleasure. It should be a state issue. IMO

Mike said...

It should be a state issue. IMO

so no Medicare/Medicaid/VA etc??

Mike said...

we should probably just do whatever Canada is doing. They are sneaky smart about taking care of their citizens...not so much anyone in the country illegally.

Rob Dawg said...

Doing what MX does to illegal immigrants would be inhumane.

Mike said...

In Canada..they have no access to the health care system, can't enroll their kids in school..they can't even legally rent an apartment.

Mike said...

what I admire about Canada is they manage to pull this off while maintaining a liberal/progressive image to the rest of the world..

Mike said...

Paris Climate agreement?? "Sure count us in!!"

meanwhile back home..."Ramp up those tar sand fields!!"

LBD said...

VA is paid for as an agreement in our national military, so it is not state rights issue. Medicade is managed by the state I believe with some federal funds taken from taxes. Another look at who should get it IMO. Medicare is paid in to by working. There is no cap on paying in like SS. So it is earned not free, lowering the age defeats the pay in period maybe it should be paid out basis like SS. IMO

Canada is great that is why everyone is moving there like all of Hollywood.

Rubygoat said...

Dam maintnence is a great need. All those WPA dams built 80 years ago with 50 year lifespans. Oroville was not a surprise to CADWR. I worked on the flood study of what would happen if it failed back in 2010. Sacramento is just as vulnerable as New Orleans before Katrina.

Mike said...

First thing we should do imo is make everyone on Medicaid re-enroll and prove legal status. That will cut down a significant portion of the problem. States like California wouldn't be so quick to declare "sanctuary status" imo if they were still on the hook for their medical costs..

Rob Dawg said...

Thew massive cost overruns repairing the Oroville Dam are now a national security issue.

Mike said...


then again (playing devil's advocate)..why should states who have done a good job of maintaining their infrastructure pay for those that haven't?? California is spending billions of dollars on that stupid bullet train..but doesn't have the money to maintain their dams??

Rob Dawg said...

The entire country is wasting tens of billions on the train between nowheres. It is a point of contention.

Rob Dawg said...

> ...make everyone on Medicaid re-enroll and prove legal status.

I must be getting soft. Re-enroll sure. There are enough service members and here for 60 years types that "prove" is a steep criteria. We can afford to be a welcoming society.

Mike said...

"prove" is a steep criteria.

you have to prove citizenship to open a bank account. you have to prove citizenship (or legal status) to fly ..why not for expensive govt services like medicaid??

just occurred to me why Kali is building that train when it costs $49 to fly from LA to SF.....because illegals can't get the "enhanced id's" HSA requires to board a plane.

LBD said...

Policy is simple, Import more poverty. More illegals the better, not just medical but food stamps, schools. Simply put make a problem and make money while buying votes. Some days I think we have grown a county of use full idiots.;)

Mike said...

Kind of hoping Kali secedes..without those electoral votes the Dims are toast. We'll keep all the military bases and federal lands of course..

Mike said...

..and of course it's only fair that they pay off their share of the accumulated federal debt before they leave...

they have about 12% of the total population..so 12% of $20 Trillion..

$2.2 trillion "exit fee" should be about right...

Lawyerliz said...

Dawg????

Lawyerliz said...

I'm back. From lunch Groceries.car repairs

when the hub was about 30 something, he got cancer. he had a nice legal job lined up

We paid for it all
Thanks tax payer

Couldn't take job. Pre existing condition. So stayed with the hurricane people. He. Was supposed to be dead 30 yeaRs ago. He's not. Eventually got a job with Janet Reno then NASA. Paul Tsongas died of it. Now retired. Enbarking on a writing
career. Medicare is great.

Lawyerliz said...

USELESS idiots.

Lawyerliz said...

Ohmy. We totalled 4 or 5 cars and were on assigned risk,m like forever. Most of them weren't our fault. And the there was hurricane Andrew.

Lawyerliz said...

Groceries we paid etc
Thank taxpayers

Mike said...

what are you talking about Liz??

Lawyerliz said...

So is a govt pension.

Lawyerliz said...

Getting govt stuff. Someone upsteam said we were a team.

Lawyerliz said...

Dow up to another record.

LBD said...

My retirement being self funded plus SS I have my IRA listed as an asset. Do you list a paid employer retirement as well, even though it is uncollected? How would you scale it ? I guess the age of 85 would be reasonable now days. Asking for a friend.

Lawyerliz said...

Big thunderstorm approaching

Lawyerliz said...

No I don't have one. Some savings, a small rental, a nice inheritance and a hub, the best asset of all

Lawyerliz said...

Good Morning.😀
Storms never got here.

Lawyerliz said...

Well, no bill.

Lawyerliz said...

Maybe, instead of the health care bill exploding, Trump will.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

You really didn't expect them to do the right thing and repeal Obummer care, give up all the money for votes and side deals?

No rain here for some time, drought in parts of the state killed the dry crops for this year.

Lawyerliz said...

Hurrah for the checks and balances.

Lawyerliz said...

Poor plants. Poor farmers. We've had tons of rain. New plants hapy.

Lawyerliz said...

Now, on to the tax boll. That should be clear and precise. Shouldn't it? Shouldn't it?

Designed to help the rich? Trickle down sounds like it would work,.like austerity, but neither actually do.

I think they should have started with infrastructure. That would get some momentum going. Remember momentum? Now we have anti momentum.
Dems like that and Repubs can be bribed by job creating infrastructure in their states, or stuff that's really needed.

Lawyerliz said...

I really hate watching anyone doing things badly, even Republicans, which I started out as. Think of those 7 years of votes, which wasted time, and which they didn't mean.

LBD said...

Dems are the part of disruption and I doubt they would play ball with anything except impeachment. Problem with both parties has become self centered and not what is good for the country. Sacrifice Obummer care hoping it would pass then maybe they could get other things done. Now I don't think they could get anything real done with out major bribes. IMO

Lawyerliz said...

The Reps don't know how to govern.

Lawyerliz said...

Agree 99%. Except infrastructure. That could pass. I don't these people love their country, only their personal victories And gerrymandering.

Lawyerliz said...

Don't think these...

LBD said...

I stumbled on to a question that points out the hatred of a Dem/Liberal at the wedding last weekend. Was GWB a socialist Republican, confusion immediately set in in. What about Medicare part D and why no praise for this freebee? Remember the compassionate conservative? Picking a party has become like picking a sports team, win for the team is the most important. Repubs chanted and clogged the congress with dump Obummercare for years only to be unable to let go of the candy jar themselves. Sad.

Cinco-X said...

Pouring more money into the system just cause process to rise faster. Where's cost containment?

Cinco-X said...

... And the Central Valley too. Just let the blue counties secede...

Cinco-X said...

Housing appreciation should allow them to pay that off in short order...

Cinco-X said...

Medicare Part D was welfare for Big Pharma

Lawyerliz said...

Try to Elina a disease or 2 so you don't have to pay for it in the future Diabetes.
. Pay for lots of research. Some of it have gone quite far already. Reward smokers for quitting.

Lawyerliz said...

Eliminate. After diabetes go for heart disease.

LBD said...

Welfare for big Phrama and buy the senior vote. I agree and Obummercare for the insurance companies and the leisure class vote. Problem is always fueled by money regardless of party. IMO

Rubygoat said...

The money is not in the cure, it's in the longterm symptom relief. Merck makes the only MMR vaccine and it's heavily cost regulated.

Lawyerliz said...

If only 10% of previously doomed diabetics don't get it, you are going to save money and make people happier.

Lawyerliz said...

Yep, but if you don't get it, you won't have symptoms.

Rubygoat said...

Liz, what about the insulin manufacturers? They are going to starve!

Lawyerliz said...

I don't know why insulin is so expensive, my grandma took it and so never companies about cost. . . And she would have. She was cheaper than Rob!!

Lawyerliz said...

Complained

Lawyerliz said...

Don't care. They prolly produce something else.

Rubygoat said...

The same people who produce the insulin are the ones you are asking to cure diabetes.

Cinco-X said...

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worst-place-to-be-stung-by-a-bee-2017-4

The answer is probably not what you'd think...but glad I wasn't the research subject...

Lawyerliz said...

Mayne not

Lawyerliz said...

My daughter carries one of those pens. I think she got it before it got expensive.

Lawyerliz said...

I got stung just below the eyebrow. It was may be a 2, and pan went away in a medium time.

Lawyerliz said...

Medicare is great. Only one thing was really expensive and that was glacoma eye drops. Cheaper ones exist but i decided to go with what was working.

Lawyerliz said...

It is being worked on.

Cinco-X said...

Try pot instead

LBD said...

Medicare is great especially if you didn't contribute much and Medicade takes care of the rest. Can't afford drugs the drug makers may give them to you if you income qualifies.

Lawyerliz said...

I can afford it, but retain the right to complain

Rob Dawg said...

New post. Great reading the conversation above.