Garden Spicer


Lisa Kadonaga, a geography professor at University of Victoria in Victoria B.C. thought her friends would get a kick out of “Garden Spicer”. She found a Spicer headshot, blew it up, cut it out, stuck it in shrubbery outside a local bank, snapped a photo and shared it with Facebook friends. Kadonaga’s joke, sparked by reports of Spicer meeting reporters at night in shadows of bushes outside the White House soon became a phenomenon.

Within hours, Twitter, Facebook and media shares prompted Kadonaga to upload it to Dropbox – a move that temporarily crashed the photo sharing site.

Image may contain: one or more people, close-up and indoor

A link to creating your own Garden Spicer – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210450613033887&set=pcb.10210450624714179&type=3&theater

A Facebook user has made Sean Spicer lawn ornaments you can put in your bushes.

(Lisa Kadonaga/Facebook)

Who needs lawn gnomes when you have Spicer ornaments?A Facebook post has emerged in which a user created the “Garden Spicer,” a parody of the startling event which took place at the White House earlier this week with Press Secretary Sean Spicer.The Trump surrogate reportedly took refuge in bushesfollowing an interview on Fox Business after the James Comey firing.Facebook user Lisa Kadonaga wrote: “Here’s something I made this afternoon. Now you too can have the White House press secretary in — or rather ‘among’ — the bushes in your yard.”Her post shows four photos of Spicer cutouts that can be placed anywhere “among” the bushes.Sean Spicer reportedly hid in bushes after Comey firingWhat’s next? Sounds of careful deliberation?

Maybe a motion sensor triggering a recording on Garden Spicer: “Turn the lights off!”

Kadonaga’s post continues, reading: “And hey, if you’re concerned that when exposed to the outdoors, the image will run…no worries, that’s exactly what Sean Spicer does, so it’s totally authentic!”

Knock, Knock America – Anyone Home?


Knock, knock America – anyone home?

This is important, hiding behind closed blinds is shameful. Thick coats of indoctrination varnish can’t disguise a dull patina, you’re not fooling anyone but yourselves. Propaganda destroys all you hold dear.

Ponder this snippet of Trumpish dribble yanked from responses to my position on Trump firing FBI Director Comey. Perish the thought this puff chested American might consider truth before parroting malarkey.

On a final note, are you prepared to ask for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal, or the Clinton Foundation corruption, or even the hackneyed old Benghazi scandal? No? I didn’t think so. The point is that we consider these accusations against Trump to be bogus political clap trap without an ounce of merit. Why should we legitimize them with recognition?

In addition, given the way that the leftist media openly conspired with Clinton, denigrated Trump endlessly, and even gave material aid to her campaign, by giving debate questions in advance and so forth, maybe it was only right that Trump might have received outside aid. Plenty of American news agencies are inundated with foreigners from top to bottom, and those foreigners openly railed against Trump. Where is the outcry?

That is why we won’t indulge this witch hunt.”

Or this nugget of stewed conservative wisdom –

The left is already imposing severe economic oppression on those who hold ideas they consider in opposition to their own. They mount campaigns to get conservatives fired who say or do even the tiniest thing they consider to be politically incorrect. They sue people and destroy businesses to make a politically correct statement or point.

Social regimentation is very strong in the revolutionary left. Conformity in speech and thought is demanded and punished with social sanctions. One must adhere to the rigid ideology of identity politics and ridicule and socially punish those who simply don’t agree with the extreme identity politics of the revolutionary left.

The revolutionary left appears to want a society with strong autocratic controls, both economically (through redistribution of wealth) and socially, through heavy social and economic sanctions on those who do not conform to the gospel of identity politics and do not conform to the approved speech of the revolutionary left.

Knock, knock America, answer the front door. Whining about Hillary, frosting Trump cakes with layers of conspiracy saccharine and blaming marauding hoards of left wing demons for desiccating America doesn’t alter the fact Donald Trump belongs behind bars.

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Ponder Solar Timelapse


SDO, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory left for work on February 11, 2010. Seven years later and counting, SDO faithfully watches the Sun in different wavelengths. Different wavelengths reveal temperature variances in vivid colour, mesmerizing real time images unlocking mysteries of our sun.

Follow this link to live SDO solar images – https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/the-sun-now/index.html Better still – lose yourself in this stunning timelapse woven from five unblinking years of SDO surveillance.

 

Cassini Reveals Saturn’s Hexagon Border


Oh Cassini, have I mentioned lately how much I admire you? In October 2015, https://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/cassinis-curtain-call/ defined you as NASA’s unassuming civil servant, know that your exemplary service to humanity will never be forgotten.

On April 26, 2017 Cassini embarked on the first of 22 dives toward the heart of Saturn. Sliding dutifully between Saturn’s inner ring and outer atmosphere, Cassini encountered little resistance. Unaware of external trepidation, oblivious to collective relief she wasn’t obliterated by cosmic debris, Cassini documented her journey with stoic pride.

On May 4, 2017 NASA released this video, a Cassini eye view exposing mysteries of Saturn’s hexagon north pole cloud system and central vortex. Images that suggest neighboring hexagon and vortex clouds never mix –

In September 2017 a wild abandon death plunge toward Saturn will terminate the mission. Cameras rolling, Cassini’s demise will cement the legacy of an unassuming civil servant determined to advance science.

Outstanding link to Cassini timeline –

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/the-journey/timeline/#saturn-orbit-insertion

Tired


Exasperation plucks my last nerve. I’m tired of politics, climate debate, religious soap boxes, poverty, racial injustice, gender inequality, gun violence and hate. All we do is wring our hands clucking blah, blah, blah. My news is real, yours is fake, yak, yak, yak. Media bobble heads spoon inane bat shit into gaping mouths of catatonic numskulls hungry for affirmation of their bias. I’m tired of dimwits who parrot partisan absurdity as fact, lunkhead patriots void of independent thought and verbatim regurgitation of misinformed lunacy.

Freedom is tired of her name being taken in vain. I wouldn’t be so tired if  free speech wasn’t masquerading as free to twist whichever reality furthered personal gain, religious agenda or corporate coffer. Wake up!

Refreeze The Arctic


Back in February 2017, Arizona State physicist Steven Desch published a detailed report on refreezing the Arctic. In a nutshell, millions of wind driven turbines would pump sea water spray directed at surface ice. In a single year pumped sea spray could add a metre thick layer of Arctic ice. With average Arctic temperature 20 degrees Celsius warmer than average, adding a metre of ice is equivalent to rolling back time 17 years.  All well and good until the math kicks in. From http://www.sciencealert.com/that-crazy-plan-to-refreeze-the-arctic-is-actually-getting-a-trial-run-in-switzerland

“The team calculated that covering just 10 percent of the Arctic would involve erecting millions of pumps, which together would have to spray 7.5 kg per of water (16.5 pounds) every second to achieve 1 extra metre in a year.

“The area of the Arctic Ocean is about 10km2 [3.8 million miles2],” the report stated.

“If the wind-powered pumps are to be distributed across 10 percent of that area, this would necessitate about 10 million wind-powered pumps; if distributed across the entire Arctic, about 100 million would be needed.”

In order to build a fleet of 100 million pumps to save the entire Arctic, you’d need more steel than the US produces in a entire year. ”

Resist dismissive guffaws long enough to ponder this – scientists in Switzerland will spend this summer blowing artificial snow at the Diavolezzafirn glacier, a trial run that if successful will green light a project to preserve Monteratsch, Swiss Alps largest glacier.

“Glacier expert Johannes Oerlemans of Utrecht University in the Netherlands calculated that around 4,000 snow machines could help the Morteratsch glacier not only stop retreating, but actually grow in the coming decades.

The basic idea is that the ice on the glacier is now being exposed to sunlight, but if they could cover the ice in thick, artificial snow, it could reflect the light away before it ever gets to the vulnerable ice layers below.

Oerlemans presented his plan at the recent annual meeting of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, Austria.

“Looking at previous work showing that natural snow can help glaciers grow, he concluded that the glacier could regain up to 800 metres of length within 20 years if it had a covering,” Andy Coghlan reports for New Scientist.

“He worked out that just a few centimetres of artificial snow blown onto a 0.5-square-kilometre plateau high up the glacier each summer could be enough to protect the ice beneath.”

Of course, the plan isn’t as colossal as the Arctic one, but it’s still huge, and would require a lot of funding, but Oerlemans and his team are quietly confident.

For the past decade, the Diavolezzafirn glacier has been having artificial snow added to it over the winter months to improve the ski season. Locals in the area have seen as this extra snow helped the small glacier grow by up to 8 metres in the past 10 years, and they actually raised the US$100,000 needed to launch the trial run this summer.

If the trial successfully maintains the test section at the Diavolezzafirn glacier’s foot through the summer months – the artificial snow usually melts down, only to be rebuilt for the return of the ski season later in the year – the team will need millions of euros to launch the actual Morteratsch rescue plan.

But the result could be revolutionary – it would be the first large-scale attempt to do something like this anywhere in the world.” – http://www.sciencealert.com/that-crazy-plan-to-refreeze-the-arctic-is-actually-getting-a-trial-run-in-switzerland