QT sunspot and solar wind update:
81 and 783,400 mph.
News Item: “. . . Topological phase transitions in condensed matter systems accompany emerging singularities of the electronic wavefunction, often manifested by gap-closing points in momentum space. . . .”
As we might have expected.
News Headline: “Americans threaten to boycott Burger King over Canadian ‘tax dodge’ merger.”
Gary Duffala, a Rio Rancho, N.M., reader writes:
“So if corporations are people, tax-inversion corporations are foreign nationals and aren’t allowed to donate to political campaigns. Unless of course they have a green card. No?”
An interesting point.
The whole business seems suspicious in these dangerous times.
Homeland Security may want to put all Burger King executives on the no-fly list until this is sorted out.
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News Headline: “Should McDonald’s buy Chipotle?”
Globalization has its points.
But are we ready for the McBurrito?
News Headline: “Cambodian rat meat: A growing export market.”
And there remains the case for isolationism.
News Headline: “ISIS: ‘We are soldiers of the Caliphate state and we are coming.’ ”
Speaking of religion:
When did the opiate of the masses become acid in combination with crystal meth?
QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update
News Headline: “Earthquakes shake Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano.”
This should be watched closely.
The volcano has been known to explode with 20 times force of Mount St. Helens.
Which was. . . about 1/1,000th the force of Yellowstone’s last eruption.
So then again, never mind.
News Headline: “Class action against Facebook for privacy violations attracts 60,000 users.”
News Headline: “Iraq crisis: U.N. warns of fresh massacre threat.”
QT sometimes watches the news with its dog.
It is not easy explaining humanity to a dog.
News Headline: “Dramatic downturn in Gulf oyster harvests since BP oil spill.”
News Headline: “Causes of fish lesions ruled out, except for BP oil spill.”
News Headline: “Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival poised for 79th year.”
Well. Maybe with a few minor changes. . . .