Sunday, December 11, 2016


Why did John Kerry and Buzz Aldrin go to Antarctica recently?
Alien Presence? Pyramid Structure? It's all orchestrated.
Steve Bassett: Clinton-ET Connection. Who will be the disclosure president?
Steve thought it would be Hillary. I say NO. Trump was elected to that end.

Humans Blow Things Up

  Istanbul Besiktas Turkey: Stadium blasts kill 38 people   BBC - December 11, 2016
A twin bomb attack on police officers outside a football stadium in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, has killed 38 people and injured many more. A car bomb hit a police vehicle and a suicide bomber detonated a suicide vest in quick succession late on Saturday. The blasts occurred near the stadium of top-division team Besiktas, two hours after a match. Ten arrests were made. The government says initial findings point towards Kurdish militants, who have targeted police in the past. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told CNN Turk news channel that "arrows point" to the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK).

Blast near Cairo Coptic cathedral kills at least 22   BBC - December 11, 2016
An explosion near Cairo's Coptic cathedral has killed at least 20 people. Egypt's state-run television said 22 people had been killed and 35 injured in the blast, citing health ministry officials. Local media reported the explosion hit St Peter's church next to the cathedral, within the same complex. Photos and video footage showed damage to the exterior of the church, with shattered windows and broken roofing. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear.

Somalia conflict: Deadly blast rocks Mogadishu port area   BBC - December 11, 2016
A suicide car bomber has killed at least 16 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say. Dozens of others were injured in the explosion early on Sunday.

Russian air strikes 'force IS out of Palmyra'   BBC - December 11, 2016
Fighters from the so-called Islamic State group have been forced from the centre of the Syrian city of Palmyra, hours after they tried to retake it. Russian air strikes forced the militants to retreat to the outskirts, Russia and local activists say. The Syrian army also sent reinforcements to the city, reportedly diverting troops from Aleppo. IS held the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra from May 2015 until they were forced out in March this year. The group launched its offensive earlier in the week. Its fighters re-entered Palmyra on Saturday, when a local activist told the BBC that the city had fallen "more or less" into IS hands.

The Extraordinary Spiral in LL Pegasi   APOD - December 11, 2016

What created the strange spiral structure on the left? No one is sure, although it is likely related to a star in a binary star system entering the planetary nebula phase, when its outer atmosphere is ejected. The huge spiral spans about a third of a light year across and, winding four or five complete turns, has a regularity that is without precedent. Given the expansion rate of the spiral gas, a new layer must appear about every 800 years, a close match to the time it takes for the two stars to orbit each other. The star system that created it is most commonly known as LL Pegasi, but also AFGL 3068. The unusual structure itself has been cataloged as IRAS 23166+1655. The featured image was taken in near-infrared light by the Hubble Space Telescope. Why the spiral glows is itself a mystery, with a leading hypothesis being illumination by light reflected from nearby stars.

Geminids - December 11, 2016

Earth is entering a stream of gravelly debris from "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. This is causing a drizzle of meteors ahead of the shower's peak on Dec. 13-14. Just last night, Brian Emfinger watched a Geminid fireball burn up above Pinnacle Mountain near Little Rock, Arkansas. At the moment, Geminid rates are scarcely more than a few per hour. Sightings will increase in the nights ahead as Earth plunges deeper into the rock comet's debris zone. By the time peak night arrives, rates could be as high as 20 or 30 per hour--less than usual because of glare from the full Moon, but still a nice display. For observers in both hemispheres, the best time to look is during the hours between local midnight and sunrise on Wednesday, Dec. 14th.

December 11, 2016

Critics Choice Awards Sunday on A&E

Critics' Choice Awards   Wikipedia