More Underrated Saturday News

The news all week has sucked….more shootings, more celeb deaths, more antics from the GOP and more cowardice from the Dems….so it is up to me to bring the news that you missed to light.

We all have heard the news of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria that has killed many thousands….well there is a group that has the answer to why.

Leave it to conspiracy theorists to take a little-understood technology and accuse it of high-level devastation. The latest conspiracy theory blames the United States Air Force’s High-frequency Active Auroroal Research Program (HAARP) for the tragic recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

But the greater mystery here may be just how the conspiracy theorists landed on a program that’s designed to study the atmosphere having an impact below the ground.

The Air Force Research Laboratory owns the HAARP research facility, located near Gakona, Alaska, which was constructed in the 1990s and is now operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Researchers at HAARP use a powerful high-frequency transmitter and an array of 180 HF crossed-dipole antennas to temporarily disrupt the ionosphere—the outermost layer of Earth’s atmosphere above the mesosphere, about 50 to 400 miles from Earth’s surface—in hopes of yielding potential communications and surveillance benefits. The ionosphere features a high concentration of ions and free electrons that reflects radio waves.

These idiots have a lunatic answer for everything.

Have you ever considered what was lost when the Library of Alexandria was destroyed?

The Great Library of Alexandria was the most significant library of the ancient world, but details about it are a mixture of history and of legends. It is said that an inscription above the shelves read “The place of the cure of the soul.” The idea of a universal library was a lofty goal so it was built as part of an already impressive research institution known as the Mouseion, a research institution dedicated to the studies of the nine muses, or goddesses of the arts. This paved the way for Alexandria to become regarded as the capitol of all knowledge and learning. What secrets of mystery and wonder were housed in this ancient oasis of information?

Many believe that if the secret knowledge of the Great Pyramids was contained within the Lost Library that it is gone forever, but historians don’t know for sure that everything in the Great Library was lost. Modern legend says the library was destroyed in one cataclysmic fire set by Julius Caesar, although his intent was to stop the brother of Cleopatra the fire spread beyond the docks and wharves causing massive damage to the nearest parts of the city – including the library.

Speaking of books….there is a new book that covers the history of the BUTT.

In the introduction to her book “Butts: A Backstory,” journalist Heather Radke recalls a moment when, at 10 years old, she and a friend were cat-called by two teenage boys while out riding their bikes.
“‘Nice butts!’ we heard them say,” Radke writes. “The fact that they said something unprompted about our butts felt uncomfortable and bizarre… I was aware that there were body parts that were considered beautiful and sexy and were coveted by others, but it had not occurred to me that the butt was one of them.”
That episode was just one a series that led Radke to realize how big of a role backsides play not just in our relationships with our bodies, but in the cultural, social and gender-specific experiences that define womanhood.
“Butts, silly as they may often seem, are tremendously complex symbols, fraught with significance and nuance, laden with humor and sex, shame and history,” she writes. “The shape and size of a woman’s butt has long been a perceived indicator of her very nature — her morality, her femininity and even her humanity.”
Lastly a feel good dog story…..and my favorite news of the week….
On Jan. 29, an “urgent” message popped up on the Facebook page of Texas’ Animal Rescue League of El Paso. “This beautiful girl—Bailey—has gotten loose,” the post read, accompanied by photos of an incredibly cute pup. “She is very friendly.” Loretta Hyde, the group’s founder, tells USA Today the husky mix rescue dog had been adopted out to a local family sometime last month, but soon after that, she escaped her new home.

KFOX14 reports that Bailey’s owner contacted the shelter just in case, which took it upon itself to notify the community of the dog’s disappearance. The Bailey sightings started soon after, but for two days, no one could find her. Then, on Jan. 31, the shelter posted an update. “She made it back to the shelter,” it noted in a comment under its original Facebook post. “Rang the ring doorbell and waited for someone to let her in. Omg this dog!!!!”

Hyde tells USA Today that Bailey turned up around 1:40am on Jan. 31 at the facility in Canutillo, about 10 miles from her new home—and proceeded to start ringing the doorbell. “The Ring camera kept going off and off and off,” Hyde says. “You’ll see in the video that she’s running out there, sitting, waiting for somebody to come.” Bailey even jumped up to “greet” the camera when a worker said her name over the speaker system.

That is my worthless news dump for this Saturday.

Have a great and safe day.

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