Tesla Cybertruck


Ponder Cybertruck – electric powered truck unveiled this week by Tesla bobble-head Elon Musk. Take a moment, rattled brains are temporary. Once you realize this isn’t a Mad Max or Starship Trooper movie prop, it’s okay to laugh out loud. No, that isn’t a wheelchair ramp – Tesla thoughtfully created Cyberquad, companion ATV for  environmentally aware off-road electric vehicle enthusiasts. WTF!!!!

Clearly Tesla took a collective acid trip, nothing else explains the absurdity of Cybertruck.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Cybertruck

Orbem Terrae


Adrien Mauduit of Night Lights Films effortlessly sprinkles corners of imagination with stardust. Ponder Orbem Terrae ( Latin, loosely translated as orbiting Earth or the whole world). Mauduit’s unique artistry hums arias of wonder. Wrap yourself in Orbem Terrae-

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC0CLzCpM6nuLSAi1JNBjkA


All the modern films taken at night usually capture this celestial course from a fixed point of the Earth. Thus you will most likely watch the moon or the milky way make their way across the firmament. In the Northern Hemisphere, it seems to move from left to right, and the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere. Nonetheless have you ever seen a film where the night sky is fixed and the Earth moves instead? Well, now you have!That was the whole point of this short time-lapse film that I dubbed ‘Orbem Terræ’, or orbiting Earth in latin. The goal is to bring a whole new perspective on how we actually move against the background sky! In this manner, some of the clips give a very cool effect where you almost feel like you’re on the International Space Station lokking down at the Earth. This ‘floating’ effect is admittedly unsettling though, as if we will fall into the abyss of the universe. However only now can you appreciate the true movement of rotation of our planet in the solar system. Some of the clips are also tilted, reversed and rotated on purpose to accentuate the effect, so much that sometimes, you have no clue what is up and what is down! It’s especially true for the scenes featuring water reflection!

To achieve this particular effect, it actually not rocket science. There exist simple devices that, if set in the right way, can follow and track a particular point of the sky by compensation for the rotation of the Earth. By mountain your camera on top of those ‘tracker’, you can now have a fixed sky, a rotating Earth effect, and some advantages as the cherry on top: more details in the night sky objects!

This short film is actually a compilation of all the best tracked shots I have acquired during the past 4 years. After all my different movies, I’ve been asked a number of times to put together this compilation, so here you go! They were taken all over the globe from Europe to South America, Africa to North America. It features some of the most detailed astrophotography sequences on the market for this quality output, including some never-seen-before ones! “ – Adrien Mauduit

Dia de los Muertos Gallery 2019


From my husband at https://www.flickr.com/photos/15574096@N00/ All photos captured in Mexico City, Dia de los Muertos 2019. Notes on the first image – she was sniffing glue when we approached, she turned, dropped to her knees and began licking the doors.

Hola


Hola WordPress, Notes is home from Mexico City. Seven nights passed in a heartbeat, what matters is how our hearts beat during those days. Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) electrifies, magnifies and amplifies everything we love about Mexico City.

My husband’s images from https://www.flickr.com/photos/15574096@N00/

Below – two photographs of far lessor clarity taken on my cell phone….

 

Black and White Justice


Today we learned Devin Sloane, second parent sentenced in U.S. college admission scandal got 4 months in jail, followed by 2 years probation, $95,000 fine and 500 hours community service. Sloane paid $250,000 to get his son into University of Southern California as a water polo recruit. In closing arguments Sloane’s lawyer pleaded for leniency, arguing Sloane was a good man lured into crime by admissions scam mastermind Rick Singer. Judge Indira Talwani asked – “Why does it matter, in terms of my sentencing, why someone else invited him to do this crime?” Talwani said the defense was putting people into two categories – good people who make mistakes, bad people who get caught. “I don’t sentence good people or bad people, I sentence people” Talwani said.

Prosecutors were seeking a year in jail. Prior to sentencing Assistant U.S. District Attorney Eric Rosen said Sloane’s crime was “far more egregious” than that of actress Felicity Huffman who paid $15,000 to rig her daughter’s entrance exam scores. Huffman was sentenced to two weeks prison time, a fine and 200 hours community service. Rosen argued Huffman took immediate responsibility, whereas Sloane made a show of blaming others. In contrast to Huffman’s two week incarceration slap on the wrist, I suppose four months for Sloane is justice served. Right?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/executive-gets-4-months-for-bribing-sons-way-into-usc/2019/09/24/be8f9ce0-df28-11e9-be7f-4cc85017c36f_story.html?nid=menu_nav_accessibilityforscreenreader&outputType=accessibility

Not so fast, seems we’ve forgotten U.S. justice sentences people by colour. In 2011 Tanya McDowell, a homeless woman from Bridgeport, Connecticut was sentenced to five years in prison for enrolling her then five year old son in a school district they didn’t reside in. Living out of her van and in homeless shelters, McDowell used her babysitter’s address to enroll her son in elementary school. She was arrested, charged with first degree larceny for “stolen” education and sentenced to five years.

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© The Stamford Advocate, Keelin Daly/AP

Thump your patriotic heart America, but know you’ll never be great. Are you pleased with yourself? Content with black and white justice? Bothered by the fact a 2016 Washington Post investigation revealed white school districts received $23 billion more federal education funding than black school districts?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/report-finds-23-billion-racial-funding-gap-for-schools/2019/02/25/d562b704-3915-11e9-a06c-3ec8ed509d15_story.html

Who am I kidding? Homeless black women have no right to seek better education for their children – lock them up, throw away the key. American justice knows what’s best, understands rich white citizens grease the wheels. “I don’t sentence good people or bad people, I sentence people” – is that how you sleep at night America? What a nightmare.

False Flag


Okay so you haven’t heard of the McFiles Network, few have, it boasts a paltry 12.7 thousand followers. Trouble is there are thousands of sites just like it. We ask ourselves how Trump prevailed in 2016, convince ourselves it couldn’t possibly happen again. News flash – it can and will if we don’t stop clucking sureties that conservative America knows better than to repeat itself.

Last week ultra right wing conspiracy theorists Chris McDonald and Mark Taylor broadcast blustering agreement that Hurricane Dorian is a “false flag” created by the deep state to distract Americans from the fact former FBI Director James Comey along with un-named high level members of Obama’s administration are destined to serve time in federal prison.

“When you get these stories and all of a sudden—boom—you’ve got an almost Category 6 storm, it does not take a genius to figure out it’s called a distraction and it’s called a false flag.”

“Absolutely, brother,” agreed Taylor. “These guys are going to be indicted, they are going to go to jail, they are going to go to prison so it’s coming, guys, we just have to be patient. But it’s not by coincidence that the hordes of chaos have been released because they know their time is short.”

Chris McDonald and Mark Taylor Agreed That Hurricane Dorian Is a ‘False Flag’

McDonald and Taylor support Trump, as do countless like minded right wing bulldozers. Unless America suspends belief, acknowledges mindsets of  formidable conservative brick walls and vows to extract voter outrage from every last citizen – Trump will stain the White House in 2020.

When in need of a stinging reminder, go to Right Wing Watch linked below –

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