How vast is the universe?

Earth in True Perspective

Everything is relative. You don’t need to be Einstein to understand that. A human is as big to an ant as a building may be to him. However, the world always seems such a huge place; so many countries, cities, forests, oceans, lakes, icebergs. So many animals and species. So much history.

But ever since we developed the ability to look beyond our atmosphere, it became more and more apparent that our blue marble is tiny. Too tiny to even comprehend, when compared to other planets, stars, galaxies and the universe itself. So just to give you an idea of how tiny we really are here on planet earth, here are some visual aids.

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Frederick T.

Will The Padres opening day game be televised?

What channel is the Padres opening game on?

PHOENIX — With the first scheduled Padres telecast on the new Fox Sports San Diego coming Saturday night, no one could say Thursday whether anyone would actually be able to watch the game.

The new network will produce a telecast, but it can’t formally announce that fact because its 20-year, $1 billion contract with the Padres hasn’t been officially approved by Major League Baseball.


The new FSSD has distribution deals with DirecTV and Cox Cable, and while DirecTV definitely plans to show the game and Cox might, it’s possible subscribers of both carriers could be left in the dark due to questions surrounding the lack of MLB approval.

A source familiar with the deal, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter because the deal hasn’t been announced, said Fox expects the game will be available to Cox and DirecTV customers.

The source added that Major League Baseball knows the Padres are launching their television coverage Saturday night and that unless someone tells the network the game can’t be on, the broadcast will go forward.

The source also said approval for the deal between Fox and the Padres is expected soon.

U-T San Diego learned Thursday night that DirecTV is planning to carry the game on Channel 694. The pregame show will begin at 6:30 p.m., the game at 7.

Sources also said the game will air on Cox Cable channels 56 and 1056 (HD), although a Cox official would not confirm that.

“We are working on finalizing our agreement with Fox,” said Ceanne Guerra, the media and public relations manager for Cox San Diego.




Some words to the wise.  Shooting Advice from various Concealed Carry Instructors.  If you own a gun, you will appreciate this.  If not, you should get one and learn how to use it:

 A;          Guns have only two enemies rust and politicians.

 B;          Its always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

 C;          Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.

 D;          Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.

 E;          Never say “Ive got a gun.”  If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.

 F;          The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes, the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.

 G;          The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win – cheat if necessary.

 H;          Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets . . . You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it, cause it’ll be empty.

          If your’re in a gun fight:


1/ If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.

2/ If you’re not loading, you should be movin,

3/  If you’re not movin’, you’re dead.

 J;          In a life and death situation, do something . . . It may be wrong, but do something!

 K;          If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?

 L;          You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language.

 M;          You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

Three Presidents; No one in either party has the courage to do this.

What is stopping the Current President from doing the right thing for the AMERICAN  people???…..(Votes).

What did Presidents Hoover , Truman, and Eisenhower have in common?

This is something that should be of great interest for you to pass around. I didn’t know of this until it was pointed out to me.

Back during the great depression, Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work.

Harry Truman deported over two million illegal aliens after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans.

In 1954 Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexicans. The program was called Operation Wetback. It was done so WWII and Korean War veterans would have a better chance at jobs. It took two years, but they deported them!

Now, if they could deport the illegal aliens back then, they could surely do it today. If you have doubts about the veracity of this information, enter Operation Wetback into your favorite search engine and confirm it for yourself.

Why, you might ask, can’t they do this today? Actually the answer is quite simple. Hoover , Truman, and Eisenhower were men of honor, not untrustworthy politicians looking for votes!

Reminder: Don’t forget to pay your taxes – 12 to 20 million illegal aliens – are depending on it.


This is absolutely amazing.


The girl riding the horse is a deaf mute…she can’t hear, nor can she speak. No bridle, no saddle…all commands are by touch only.

This is one of those, “I wouldn’t believe it unless I saw it with my own eyes” kind of thing.

This girl is in her 20’s – her father passed away just 24 days before this performance. You can hear her dedication to him just before her performance so turn up your speakers a bit.

Notice that it is just she and the horse—no bit, no saddle. She uses signals and touch cues, she’s mute.

Oh yes, this isn’t even her horse. She is training it for someone else, although she obviously has a good relationship.