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Saw the long line of Starlink Satellites last night...

I am located in South Central Kansas near Wichita and about 10:00 pm last night (Friday) I saw these abominations. They followed a straight line out of the Northwest for about 2 minutes. As an amateur astronomer (I don't do astro photography for which these things are even worse, leaving streaks in photo images) the Musk alien invasion will definitely affect my observation and enjoyment of the night sky. There are thousands and thousands more to be launched and several other companies are planning similar launches. Great for internet access maybe (likely won't be low cost as touted and not work as well as touted either) but will make billionaires more billions...whoopee. Even with the modifications planned by Musk engineers to reduce reflectivity (doesn't really work well) the swarm of micro satellites will affect us all by compromising research by major earth based astronomical platforms. They were hauntingly pretty to watch, like a chain of pearls across the sky but knowing the increasing negative effects on scientific research, both professional level and amateur level I am fairly well disgusted. Rant over....


https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/spacexs-dark-satellites-are-still-too-bright-for-astronomers

https://astronomy.com/news/2020/11/spacexs-starlink-satellites-are-about-to-ruin-stargazing-for-everyone

Manchin looks like he's skulking around the back of the chamber and ready to dart out asap...weird..

Dude is just a "Fortunate Son" to quote the old CCR tune...Nervous and darting eyes as he pretends to take diligent notes...

Thinking of going to a small outdoor concert next weekend...

I am almost 4 weeks past my second Moderna shot and in ok health with a few exceptions (pre diabetic). In this red state no masks are required but I will still wear one. Social distancing is encouraged, the venue is outdoors with bring your own, lawn style seating. Probably a max of 100 spectators in an area large enough for me to distance myself. I will go alone and be careful (you can bring food and drink but they have several food trucks available). I really really want to go, it is a nationally known and semi retired bluegrass/variety performer and his band (Byron Berline Band), he just happens to live not too far away. The site is in a beautiful botanical garden setting. What say ye, safe to go?

I don't wish anyone illwill but I'm willing to make an exception for the Maskholes and Vaxholes...

I'm so tired of putting up with these ignorant people, at my apt complex, in the grocery store, at the hardware store and basically everywhere. They are selfish moronic fools who endanger us all...thanks evangelicals, republicans, con men and women, greedy business owners and others. Winter is still coming for many of them...

I am so happy for the new Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland...first Native American Dept Secretary..

I'm still amazed at the losers trump put in place, that Zinke guy was such a pretentious jerk...arrived at the Interior Dept on horseback, had his personal flag raised whenever he was at the office, national monument reductions and all his questionable expenditures (private jets and other)...I am so certain we will not see any of this sort of crapola from the new secretary, just a great zeal to do work for the people and nation of ours in the best manner possible...what a change...

While I want any indictments of Drumpy to be as strong and well prepared as possible...

I'm super anxious...for these (hopefully many) to start dropping...First thing I hope we find out is whether the jerk issued a so called "secret" pardon for himself...Not good if he did but I'm sure we would all like to know the score on this and get the court cases started...As he is in mar-a-dump-o gearing up for more super grifting, an indictment or two might slow him down a bit...

I can mostly guarantee that in a few weeks

or certainly before their next election campaign that many of the thugs who voted against the covid bill will be taking some sort of credit (direct or indirect) for features and benefits of the bill that help their constituents....dishonesty/hypocrisy is a feature, not a bug for these wankers...

Thanks to the mysterious person for sharing their heart with me tonight...

It is a wee cold night here in the central midwest and due to be colder...you warmed me up a bit and at my age and health and (sometimes) grumpy old guy demeanor I need every little boost...cheers, may it come back to you tenfold....

Thanks for the anonymous heart from earlier...greatly appreciate whoever gave it...made me smile...

hearts can be like Christmas for me...thanks again...

"Holy cow" the defense lawyer starts this way...these defense "lawyers" are terribly bad...imo...

Is he raising the defense in Hooterville?
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