Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Rag. In this context rag is short for ragtime jazz. Maybe because of the brouhaha over a recent Newsweek cover I was wondering whether this poster would be an exploitation of chickens or women.
I’m uncertain as to whether galaxies and black holes can have their feelings hurt via an undeserved reputation, for say be cannibalistic. Just is case they do, karma and all, it should be noted that black holes can give birth to galaxies, Black Hole Caught Zapping Galaxy into Existence?
Which come first, the supermassive black holes that frantically devour matter or the enormous galaxies where they reside? A brand new scenario has emerged from a recent set of outstanding observations of a black hole without a home: black holes may be “building” their own host galaxy. This could be the long-sought missing link to understanding why the masses of black holes are larger in galaxies that contain more stars. ( photos at link)
[ ]…These observations have provided a surprising new take on the system. While no trace of stars is revealed around the black hole, its companion galaxy is extremely rich in bright and very young stars. It is forming stars at a rate equivalent to about 350 Suns per year, one hundred times more than rates for typical galaxies in the local Universe.
Earlier observations had shown that the companion galaxy is, in fact, under fire: the quasar is spewing a jet of highly energetic particles towards its companion, accompanied by a stream of fast-moving gas. The injection of matter and energy into the galaxy indicates that the quasar itself might be inducing the formation of stars and thereby creating its own host galaxy; in such a scenario, galaxies would have evolved from clouds of gas hit by the energetic jets emerging from quasars.
So The Flying Spaghetti Monster did not rest on the seventh day, but continues to produce possible little mud balls circling stars upon which enlightened civilizations may one day produce greasy fast food, toxic land fills and tons of plastic that swirls in its oceans.
Once all the deal making is done to appease the small minded and perennially petty egotists, this will all be moot point, CBS’ Cordes falsely suggests health care bills will not reduce deficits after 10 years
CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes forwarded the Republican suggestion that the House and Senate health care reform bills are a “trillion-dollar scam” because the bills “impos[e] new taxes years before the tax credits would kick in to help Americans buy insurance,” and thus would only reduce the deficit in the first decade after enactment. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that both bills would also reduce the deficit beyond the first 10 years.
First, dear Nancy, I rechecked the journalism 101 basics and its still who, when and where, sometimes how. Not watch me be stand in spokesperson for a point of view devoid of facts.
In the decade after 2019, the gross cost of the coverage expansion would probably exceed 1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), but the added revenues and cost savings would probably be greater. Consequently, CBO (Congrssional Budget Office) expects that the bill, if enacted, would reduce federal budget deficits over the ensuing decade relative to those projected under current law — with a total effect during that decade that is in a broad range around one-quarter percent of GDP
The CBO is not that different from the accountant down the street. They are not bad at adding up costs, but are frequently iffy in projecting savings. Especially in cases where some interdependent factors like up dating medical data bases and proactive preventative medicine are part of those savings.