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One Constitutional Judge

By Patrick Van Roy On September 15th, 2020 at 11:53 am

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A federal judge has struck down many of Pennsylvania’s coronavirus restrictions as unconstitutional, including the closure of non-life-sustaining businesses. What does that mean as we go into fall, amid a potential resurgence of COVID-19?

The federal judge ruled forcing businesses to shut down entirely and Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order are both unconstitutional. Some business owners say they’ve been waiting to hear a ruling like this for months.  In a 60-plus page opinion, the judge wrote: “There is no question that this country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort. But the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment.

Not my usual recommendation

By Patrick Van Roy On September 15th, 2020 at 3:51 am

This is a Family Drama set with the first mission to Mars as the backdrop. I highly recommend it, great series to watch with the wife and kids.

David Vance LIVE

By Patrick Van Roy On September 15th, 2020 at 1:58 am

One In the Ed

By Patrick Van Roy On September 15th, 2020 at 1:37 am

Guest post by Paul

Imagine surviving COVID and returning from death’s door just to be publicly hacked to

death by easy Ed Miliband:

OUCH!

IS THERE LIFE ON VENUS?

By Pete Moore On September 14th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Eggheads are advancing the idea that there may be life in floating in the clouds of Venus. This is based on finding the gas phosphine in its atmosphere.

On Earth, phosphine is associated with life, with microbes living in the guts of animals like penguins, or in oxygen-poor environments such as swamps.

For sure, you can make it industrially, but there are no factories on Venus; and there are certainly no penguins.

So why is this gas there, 50km up from the planet’s surface? Prof Jane Greaves, from Cardiff University, UK and colleagues are asking just this question.

They’ve published a paper in the journal Nature Astronomy detailing their observations of phosphine at Venus, as well as the investigations they’ve made to try to show this molecule could have a natural, non-biological origin.

It’s an intriguing hypothesis and one I’ve pondered for a good five minutes. My considered conclusion is that there is not life “floating in the clouds of Venus”. Really, what a silly idea. Some people do get carried away.

September 14 1959

By Patrick Van Roy On September 14th, 2020 at 6:47 pm

Two days after launching, the Soviet Union’s space probe ‘Luna 2‘ crash-lands on the moon’s surface near Mare Imbrium in the Palus Putredinis region. The spherical spacecraft becomes the first man-made object to reach another celestial body, and the first of many future moon visitors.

R.I.P. Diana

By Patrick Van Roy On September 14th, 2020 at 4:36 pm

Sorry I meant to do this the other day.

Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82

Actress Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles including Emma Peel in TV series The Avengers and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 82.

Her daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, said she died of cancer, after being diagnosed in March.

“She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession,” she added.

Dame Diana also played the only woman who became Mrs James Bond.

She played Tracy, who married George Lazenby’s 007 in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

She Broke my heart as a young man.

 

2 more Down

By Patrick Van Roy On September 13th, 2020 at 11:50 pm

There are 900,000 Cop’s in the United State to protect 325.7 Million people, that’s 0.3 percent of our Population.

THE NFL IS BACK

By Pete Moore On September 13th, 2020 at 9:53 pm

Cancel it.

A woman in America suffered a violent rape. The New Orleans Saints honoured the rapist by plastering his name across their kit. Who do they think they’re kidding?

SENSATIONAL

By Pete Moore On September 13th, 2020 at 9:42 pm

The United Kingdom’s lead negotiator with the EU has felt the need to go public on the EU’s dirty threats. He confirms reports that the EU has “explicitly” threatened to block the export of food from England, Wales and Scotland to Northern Ireland.

It cannot be stressed enough that the EU objects to amendments which would only kick in if the EU reneges on its promise, enacted in the Withdrawal Agreement, to agree a trade deal. They are a backstop, if you like. Unroll please –