We start with a meteor shower that is happening sometime in 2 days. Go out to a desert or something.

Each year, the Earth passes through the debris of a comet called the Swift-Tuttle. This debris burns up in our atmosphere to form what we see as meteors or shooting stars. The Perseid meteor shower is at its peak during mid-August. In the US, it peaks on the night of August 12, 2011 and into the early morning of August 13. During a peak, at least 50–60 meteors can be observed during each hour. In 2011, however, the light of the full moon will likely obscure all but 20-30 meteors per hour. Considered the best and brightest meteor show of the year by many, it’s a great opportunity to go outside and check out nature’s own dramatic show.

 

So anyway, the news is no longer talking about the “BIG FALL“, so biggest news story now goes back to the middle east. Oh joy let’s look over a few things while we’re here.

Mike Drudge decides to give us this little tidbit of info about a “Hypersonic” glider. Here, take a look.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unmanned hypersonic glider developed for U.S. defense research into super-fast global strike capability was launched atop a rocket early Thursday but contact was lost after the experimental craft began flying on its own, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said.

There was no immediate information on how much of the mission’s goals were achieved.

It was the second of two planned flights of a Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2. Contact was also lost during the first mission.

The small craft is part of a U.S. military initiative to develop technology to respond to threats at 20 times the speed of sound or greater, reaching any part of the globe in an hour.

The HTV-2 is designed to be launched to the edge of space, separate from its booster and maneuver through the atmosphere at 13,000 mph before intentionally crashing into the ocean.

DARPA used Twitter to announce the launch and status of the flight.

The agency said the launch of the Minotaur 4 rocket was successful and separation was confirmed. It next reported that telemetry had been lost.

No further details were immediately reported. There was no immediate response to an email request to DARPA for information on the mission.

The HTV-2 is intended to put theory, simulations and wind tunnel experience to the test in real flight conditions at speeds producing temperatures in the thousands of degrees and requiring extremely fast control systems, according to DARPA.

The first HTV-2 was launched on April 22, 2010. It returned nine minutes of data, including 139 seconds of aerodynamic data at speeds between 17 and 22 times the speed of sound, DARPA said.

That craft detected an anomaly, aborted its flight and plunged into the ocean, the agency said.

 

America just doing more crazy shit. So apparently after bad news happens, Americans go back to their “lives”. If you’re wondering why I keep putting certain words in quotations well, it’s because I don’t have any faith in the American public anymore. And if you’re wondering why I don’t? Well, look at the US over the course of 2000 to 2010 and you’ll see. So here’s what I want to tell you boys and girls out there looking for work; Don’t stop, just stop taking shit from people. The more shit you take from people, the more likely you become a pussy in this world. I’m not saying this is bad, I just believe in the word ‘dignity’, and I use this world very lightly.
So the other day, it says PALIN, yes Palin is getting ready for war in 2012…GG~

Anyway, I think Palin needs to get her brain scanned. No one in the US is going to vote for her. She is the modern day Marylin Monroe…at least that’s how I see her; except Monroe is hawt and she’s…eh I don’t know. She tries too hard lmao.

That’s it for the show today.

Here is your moment of zen.