Monday, October 24, 2016

"Morning Papers"

The Rooster


I can't believe Republicans are voting for a Supreme Court judge while risking it all with a nuclear exchange.


Say good-bye to NATO and allies. It is interesting to know Russia is ready for nuclear holocaust. Really?

October 12, 2016
By Andrew Osborn

Americans (click here) should vote for Donald Trump as president next month or risk being dragged into a nuclear war, according to a Russian ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin who likes to compare himself to the U.S. Republican candidate.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a flamboyant veteran lawmaker known for his fiery rhetoric, told Reuters in an interview that Trump was the only person able to de-escalate dangerous tensions between Moscow and Washington.

By contrast, Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton could spark World War Three, said Zhirinovsky, who received a top state award from Putin after his pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) came third in Russia's parliamentary election last month.

Many Russians regard Zhirinovsky as a clownish figure who makes outspoken statements to grab attention but he is also widely viewed as a faithful servant of Kremlin policy, sometimes used to float radical opinions to test public reaction.

"Relations between Russia and the United States can't get any worse. The only way they can get worse is if a war starts," said Zhirinovsky, speaking in his huge office on the 10th floor of Russia's State Duma, or lower house of parliament....

"Good Night, Moon"

Waning Crescent

36.9 percent lit

23.4 days old

October 20, 2016
By Craig McCarthy

If you missed this past (click here) weekend's supermoon, which was a full moon also known as the Hunter's Moon, don't worry, there are two more in store for 2016. 
And the November lunar cycle will orbit closer to the Earth than it has in decades, making the moon look enormous and luminous hanging in the night sky. 
The Hunter's Moon peaked on Sunday, a month after the Harvest Moon appeared in the afternoon sky with an orange, red hue. 
November's supermoon is referred to as the Beaver Moon. It was named during colony-era America as a reminder to set beaver traps for winter furs, according to the Famer's Almanac. It has also been called the Frost Moon....