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QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

2010 WC9 was discovered nine years ago.
Then it was misplaced.
II was finally rediscovered last week.
It is passing between Earth and the moon as you read this.
No other asteroid poses a similar danger at the moment.
Unless we’ve misplaced it somewhere. . . .

Breaking news. . . .

News Headline: “Three Kansas men found guilty of bomb plot targeting Somali Muslim immigrants.”
Just remember what Donald Trump told us about immigrants.
Talk about  thugs. . . .

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Revise Your Work Schedule Month.

The criminal element in the news

News Headline: “Judge finalizes $25 million settlement for ‘victims of Donald Trump’s fraudulent university.’ ”
News Headline:  “Education Dept. dismantles team focused on fraud at for-profit colleges.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.

Day 480, America held hostage

News Headline:
“Union: Harlev-Davidison will ship work to Thailand from closing U.S, plant.”
Note to American workers who voted for Trump:
Are you finally tired of winning?

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline: “Has the humorless media learned nothing?”
More to the point:
Have the grammarless media failed even to learn singulars and plurals?
Ane while we’re at it:
Data are, data are, data are.
Criteria are, criteria are, criteria are.
Which isn’t to mention phenomena are, phenomena are, phenomena are.
And is it time for QT’s biennial reminder that something is never “different than” something else, but always “different from” it?
But not quite.



Biding its time. . . .

News Item: “An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing. . . . must have disabled the safety on the gun in his belt band and stepped on the trigger. . . .”
How well do you know your dog?
How well, really?

Strictly business

News Headline: “Trump told his lawyers he knows nothing about Michael Cohen’s business.”
It happens. Much as Vito Corleone might have met Luca Brasi at a wedding or two, but that’s about it.

The shining torture chamber upon a hill

Donald Trump on torture:
“You know, I have these guys–‘Torture doesn’t work!’ Believe me, it works. And waterboarding is your minor form. Some people say it’s not actually torture. Let’s assume it is. But they asked me the question, What do you think of waterboarding? Absolutely fine. But we should go much stronger than waterboarding”
+ Gina Haspel when asked what she would do as CIA director if President Trump ordered the reinstatement of waterboarding:
“I do not believe the president would ask me to do that.”
This is known as enhanced evasion.
And so here we go.

Breaking not news. . . .

News Headline:
Fox News blacks out Michael Cohen revelations during 3 hours of primetime coverage.”
Unfair and unbalanced, and afraid.