April 28, 2017

In The News

Fat, Homicidal And A Bad Haircut Is No Way To Go Through Life, Son
But at least he's not crazy.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be a ruthless, murderous dictator, he is not mentally insane.

"All indications are that he is not crazy," Tillerson told Fox News. "He may be ruthless. He may be a murderer. He may be someone who in many respects we would say by our standards is irrational. But he is not insane."
From T-Rex' lips to God's ear.

"She Had An Itsy-Bitsy, Teeny-Weeny Home Grown Brain Like A Zucchini"
The Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz provided the funding for this research.
Tiny human brains have been grown in a dish, an accomplishment which could lead to breakthrough treatments for conditions like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

The brain cells have formed similar circuits to those of a 2-month-old fetus and give scientists an opportunity to examine how the brain and any diseases develop.

Researchers at Stanford University first grew two forebrain circuits, before going on to the next step of growing a mini-organ over nine months.
I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
Over the Senate I'd be presidin'
Like the VP Joey Biden
And he didn't have a brain!

Fog, Low Visibility And Vodka
There, fixed it for ya.
A Russian warship has sunk after colliding with a freighter in the Black Sea off the Turkish coast.

The 78 crew members on board the Russian navy's intelligence vessel - Liman - were evacuated.

Turkish officials said 15 Russian sailors were rescued after boats and helicopters were dispatched to the area, near the Istanbul coastline.

The crew on the freighter, which was carrying livestock, were also all accounted for and safe.

Shipping agent GAC said the Russian ship and the Togo-flagged vessel - Youzarsif H - collided in fog and low visibility.
Here Vasily, hold my glass and watch this!


LindaG said...

78 Russians were evacuated, and 15 were rescued.

That must have been some livestock freighter, though I have no idea the size of a Russian intelligence vessel.

sig94 said...

Linda, the top orangey "Fog, Low Visibility And Vodka" heading is actually a link to the story and it will show you the Rooskie ship. All In The News headings are links to the story.

LindaG said...

Ah. Thank you for the explanation. I missed it somehow.

After looking at the photo I can see a lot of the Liman seems pretty fragile.

sig94 said...

Linda - yes, it's not a combat vessel, it'a a SIGINT gathering craft, 240 ft long and armed with surface-to-air missiles.