Friday, April 22, 2016

The Cosmic Eye

This remarkable video was created by Danail Obreschkow at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at the University of Western Australia. A progression of increasingly accurate graphical representations of the scales of our Universe, it shows a combination of real photographs and renderings from state-of-the-art computer models. All scientists and sources have given permission and are fully credited in the app.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Another Trumpism or Worse?

       One of our arguments regarding Donald Trump is -- he is relatively ignorant of the matters that concern being POTUS.  So every time he makes one of his colossal misstatements, we just chalk it up to "this man does not understand the job."  
     With that argument in consideration, what about the recent support from Ben Carson.  Some have concluded "a deal was in the making."  That is the same thought behind a recent complaint filed by the American Democracy Legal Fund, a pro-Clinton watchdog group,with the Justice Department.  
     It alleges that Donald Trump may have promised former candidate Ben Carson a job in the administration in exchange for his endorsement last month.  However, that would be a criminal offense.

18 U.S. Code § 599 - Promise of appointment by candidate

      Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.