Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, December 3, 2015

"Not So Fast, Bucko"; Astronomical Edition

The State Supreme Court on Wednesday rescinded the construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope, a $1.4 billion observatory planned for the state’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea, a revered symbol in Hawaiian culture.
I got nothing. Do your best snarking in the comments.


Deadstick said...

Liliuokalani's revenge. You go, girl.

Anonymous said...

I was under the impression it was republicans who were anti-science

Comrade Misfit said...


Ding! Ding! Non sequitur alert!

Joe said...

I'm with the protestors - the peak of Mauna Kea is no place for industrial development. Literally everyone is downstream from that peak, and will be exposed to runoff from the facility. Do you realize how many photons per night are discarded by a big telescope, most after a single use? That permit should not have been granted until a comprehensive recycling program for all collected photons is in place.