Mount Sinabung spews hot ash about 5 kilometers into the sky, as seen from Karo, North Sumatra, on March 2, 2021
Unsolicited Advice for Queen Elizabeth | Barnhardt Harry isn’t Prince Charles’ son. Harry is the son of a guy that Princess Diana was having an affair with, James Hewitt. BEHOLD. This is Ronan Farrow-Frank Sinatra level resemblance:
Fondly do we hope ~ fervently do we pray ~ that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk and until every drop of blood drawn shall be paid by another drawn with the sword as was said three thousand years ago so still it must be said ‘the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.’ From Lincoln’s Second Inaugural
Morgan’s Six DollarsSadly, your “wealth/income inequality” imbroglio doesn’t get any more complicated than this:
Brain dead liberals: We make $3 and Morgan makes $6. This is wealth inequity.
Company: Tell us about it. We want to hire Morgan and we’re ready to offer him $7.
BDL: Clearly we have to raise Morgan’s taxes to make the wealth inequity go away.
Government: How much?
BDL: Well let’s see. We pay on our $3 and Morgan pays @ on his $6. So how about you bump that up to U then he’ll be left with the same amount as us.
Government: Okay! Company, and Morgan, you do what you want because we’re not banning or requiring anything here, we lack the balls to take responsibility for anything. But these are the new rates! We’re representing our constituents, don’t you see.
Company: Yikes! Morgan won’t move his fat ass for 45 cents, but we really have to have him. So now we’re going to offer him $10.
BDL: Morgan is making 10!! We’re still making $3, the disparity is getting worse! Who can we blame for this? Derp derp derp.Photographer Captures Stunning Bird-Shaped Starling Murmuration“For a while, I’ve had a bit of time to think about other things,” Crombie told the Irish times. “I could see they were making shapes. I kept going back, to get the image I had in my head.”
What a craptacular shithole turdworld shopping alley. It’s got everything Compton and Tijuana that China shits out.
Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $4,800 electric RV
So how fast does something like this go? Not terribly fast, unfortunately. The speed is capped at just 25 mph (40 km/h). That kind of makes sense, though, as I wouldn’t really want to take a high-speed turn in a tricycle this large. In fact, even a 25 mph turn in this thing seems sketchy. Imagine being in the back when this thing goes up on one and a half wheels. That’s nightmare fuel, if you ask me!
The brutal Lebanese Civil War in photographs, 1975-1989 During 15 years of fighting, around 90,000 people lost their lives, according to the most reliable statisticians, Labaki and Abou Rjeily (1994). However, it is possible that the real number exceeds 100,000. Of the 90,000 killed, close to 20,000 are individuals who were kidnapped or disappeared, and who must be assumed dead as they have not been accounted for. Nearly 100,000 were badly injured, and close to a million people, or two-thirds of the Lebanese population, experienced displacement.
The original wing walkers who defied death, 1920-1980 Among the many aerialists to become popular were Tiny Broderick, Gladys Ingle, Eddie Angel, Virginia Angel, Mayme Carson, Clyde Pangborn, Lillian Boyer, Jack Shack, Al Wilson, Fronty Nichols, Spider Matlock, Gladys Roy, Ivan Unger, Jessie Woods, Bonnie Rowe, Charles Lindbergh, and Mabel Cody. Eight wing walkers died in a relatively short period during the infancy of wing walking.
In the car with mom “The glories of being a free-range American child in the 50s/60s! I don’t believe there was a better time and place to be a kid in human history.” – huxley
Biden and the Nuclear Codes Saving the world from nuclear misadventure is probably easier and more eye-catching than addressing the more modern challenges of anonymous proxy wars or ambiguous attacks. That is much harder to solve. The legislators can work on fixing the rules of nuclear engagement while Joe Biden gets to figure out whether Iran is friend or foe and if the Chinese Communist Party is a partner or a threat.
And that brings us to our friends, the liberals. They are surreal and they have managed to create factional infighting in their opposition, just by being themselves. Why do we even call liberals liberals, when they don’t love liberty — far from it — and when Donald Trump introduces change, they resist the change by any & all means necessary? Have they been supplanted by a usurping agent? Or were they seduced into something? Were they seduced out of something? Did it happen all at once, or in stages? — House of Eratosthenes
Platypus keeper Rob Dockerill holds Annie the platypus during a press call at Taronga Zoo on March 3, 2021, in Sydney, Australia. #
This History of Google Algorithm Updates goes all the way back to 2003. We hate algorithms. Over the years there have been a couple of big, inexplicable dents in things mag’s traffic which can only be put down to the way search engines sift and rank the data they’re presented with. We’ve never been ones for things like tags, keywords and hashtags, and it’s a strong suspicion that ‘blind item’ linking – which has been a hallmark of this site’s playful approach to the web since day one – is both hopelessly antiquated and also very bad practice. Must do better.
Barbi Benton’s Colorado home is filled with delicious disco deco To get to Benton’s place you have to drive past the serried ranks of private jets at the airport and, after very careful questioning, through a manned checkpoint. You are instructed to turn past Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia’s $135 million spread and head on up the hill to a 40-acre lot near the top of the most desirably pocket of real estate in the most desirable resort in North America. The Copper Place, as Prince christened it, seems to be a part of this extravagantly opulent countryside and at the same time divorced from it, its four cantilevered copper pods seeming almost to be slipping down the hillside.
It’s a woman’s world now.
The future will be a lot of Health & Safety, a lot of photos of ourselves being virtuous, and an ineffectual therapeutic approach to everything pic.twitter.com/oWhrIOkxzZ
— HappyAcres (@HappyHectares) March 9, 2021
Stunning Celestial Art from the 1750 Astronomy Book That First Described the Spiral Shape of the Milky Way and Dared Imagine the Existence of Other Galaxies Depiction of Wright’s theory of the existence of galaxies beyond our Milky Way, which he considered “a partial view of immensity” and “a finite view of infinity
Earth at a Cute Angle. Satellite imagery surrounds us We’re used to seeing things from the side. Walking around at ground level, standing on a mountaintop, or even gazing out an airplane window, we’re never looking straight down. Our everyday perspective is more like this view of San Francisco from Maxar’s Worldview-3 satellite. Although not the most common type of imagery from orbit, these oblique views (also known as off-nadir views) connect our own lifetime of experiences with the unfamiliar view from space.
Hex Factor: Inside the Group Offering $250,000 for Proof of Superpowers In the years from 2015 to 2018, when the survey specifically inquired about paranormal phenomena, the percentage of respondents who professed belief in everything from haunted houses to Bigfoot got bigger every year. For example, in 2015 41.4% of people believed it was possible for a house to be haunted by spirits, 18.1% thought aliens have recently visited Earth, and 11.4% believed Bigfoot was real. By 2018, 57.7% believed in haunted houses, 35.1% in alien landings, and 20.7% in Bigfoot.
SOMETHING WONDERFUL: THE WINDS OF MARS NASA Perseverance: Listen to the first sounds recorded from the surface of Mars | MIT Technology Review
Perseverance also made history by taking the first audio recording of sound on Mars. A snippet of noise was made available that includes the sound of 5-mile-per-hour winds blowing through the Martian landscape.(This is distinct from what was released from the InSight lander a couple of years ago, which measured vibrations coming from the Martian ground and converted those signals into audio.)
Understand that no one in the past would understand what you’re saying, and nobody in the future will understand what you’re saying, but please do emote passionately on the cause of the day whipped up by newspapers
— HappyAcres (@HappyHectares) March 9, 2021
Vox Popoli: An abject failure It’s bad enough when politicians are cucks. But when monarchs cuck, there is no longer any need for monarchy. Elizabeth II may have reigned longer than any other English monarch, but she is no fear of ever being known as Elizabeth the Great.
Coke Goes Woke and Broke – Daniel Greenfield / Sultan Knish articles Legal drugs are too expensive for minorities and the infamous soda taxes don’t work. But the soda industry remembers what happened to tobacco and other lifestyle habits that fell afoul of the cultural values of the new woke ruling class. That’s another reason why it went ‘woke’. Banning soda from schools and taxing it in stores precedes the class action lawsuits and national legislative activities that would effectively eliminate sodas from the marketplace. Coke isn’t just virtue signaling to prop up sales in a declining market: it’s also afraid.
Settled Things Strange There’s a new plug-in for Chrome and Firefox called Big Tech Detective that “will alert you if the website you are on is exchanging data with Big Tech by identifying and measuring connections to internet protocol (IP) addresses owned by Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.” If you have any doubts about how much of the so-called “open web” those companies control, an hour or two of using Big Tech Detective will eliminate them.
The Lakeview Gusher: The Mother of Oil Spills | On the morning of March 15, 1910, the Lakeview Number One had reached a depth of 2,225 feet when oil came roaring out of the ground. It blew the crown block off the top of the derrick and shot into the air to a height of 200 feet. The drillers were excited at the sudden windfall of fortune, but soon it became apparent that the well wasn’t going to stop anytime soon. In the initial days, the flow was estimated to around 125,000 barrels a day. Even after thirty days, the flow was still 90,000 barrels a day. The torrents of oil pouring out of the well created a river of crude oil that threatened to flow downhill towards Buena Vista Lake, eight miles away, whose water was used for irrigation. To stop the crude oil from contaminating the lake, workers built berms with sandbags. They also dug catch basins where the crude oil could accumulate.
A person looks at a painting during the Frick Collection’s opening press preview at Frick Madison, the Marcel Breuer building, on March 4, 2021, in New York City.