Posted on 17-10-2013
Filed Under (Science) by Rashtrakut

The video below is truly breathtaking.  Hat tip to all-that-is-interesting.com.  In 1996 scientists pointed the Hubble Space Telescope into a dark patch in the sky and discovered it was not so dark after all.  It is humbling to realize that our self-important species is a insignificant speck of the universe.  Enjoy:

Also worth seeing are these images captured by Hubble.  Truly spectacular.

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Posted on 17-10-2013
Filed Under (Politics) by Rashtrakut

The video below pretty much sums up the negotiating strategy of the Tea Party dominated Republican party.  Compromise has been redefined to capitulation of the other side.  A reasonable centrist proposal is met by shifting goal posts.  The establishment stenographers desperate to appear as if they are not taking sides have enabled this behavior.  Another example is when a Republican flibustered bill is presented as being “defeated” Senate, rather than being blocked by a nihilist minority.  Hat tip for the video to Andrew Sullivan.  Enjoy….

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