Ponder Passenger ( British musician Michael David Rosenberg ) covering The Sound of Silence. You’re welcome and happy Sunday.
Noctilucent clouds are a weather phenomenon unique to summer months at latitudes between 50 and 70 degrees north and south of the equator. Inhabiting the mesosphere at altitudes of 75-86 kilometers, science regards noctilucent as highest clouds in Earth’s atmosphere. Too faint to be seen in daylight, there’s good reason why they’re known as luminous or night shining clouds. Noctilucent clouds can only be illuminated by sunlight below the horizon at astronomical twilight when lower levels of the atmosphere are in Earth’s shadow. Learn more at – https://www.almanac.com/news/weather-news/it-came-outer-space
For immediate noctilucent gratification, ponder noctilucent perfection by Adrien Mauduit of Night Lights Films –
NRA chief Wayne LaPierre has some explaining to do. Trouble began with a spat between the NRA and their long time Oklahoma City based ad agency Ackerman McQueen. Nothing short of acrimony describes NRA’s split with Ackerman McQueen, last month the NRA sued Ackerman for allegedly withholding documentation required for a financial audit of their relationship. Ackerman countered with request for documentation of $240,000 in travel expenses, $200,000 in luxury Beverly Hills Italian suits charged to Ackerman by LaPierre. Oh snap!
Notwithstanding this image of LaPierre which makes it difficult to imagine he spent a dime on custom suits, the New York Stare Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation of NRA finances. Attorney General Letitia James (of the same office which dissolved the Donald J Trump charitable foundation) has the power to dissolve the NRA if evidence proves violation of State charity law.
Justice might finally prevail. Meanwhile I ponder sweet, ironic justice of the NRA imploding, not for flagrant disregard of humanity, but for entitled hubris of their poster boy Lapierre. Sigh.
How The New York Attorney General’s Probe Threatens The NRA’s Future
According to court files, Boy Scouts of America began documenting allegations of sexual abuse in 1944. BSA created an “ineligible volunteer” file, commonly known as “perversion files”, in which 7,819 alleged sexual abusers had their registration with BSA revoked for reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct. Boy Scouts of America perversion files list 12,254 victims of alleged sexual abuse. Despite vehement BSA assurances “every instance of suspected abuse is reported to law enforcement”, BSA never alerted the community and only released perversion files under court order.
Just as the Catholic Church scuttles pedophile clergy about when raised eyebrows threaten their indifference to rampant abuse, BSA feigns action to preserve their reputation. What will it take to realize pedophiles gravitate to positions of power over children?
Call this the story of two presidents, a cautionary tale dedicated to children of America. Ponder how Trump, then Obama talk to children. Few tests of character reveal more about people than how they interact with kids.
Now Obama –