Amazon Doubles Profits - Then Hikes Prime Membership Fees

Amazon Doubles Profits - Then Hikes Prime Membership Fees:  After announcing that profits more than doubled in the first quarter, Amazon said they will be hiking their fees of the popular Amazon Prime service by 20% to $119 a year.  Profits double and they’re raising their Prime membership fees?  Good grief, Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world - just how much more money does need?  I’m guessing $127 Billion just doesn’t stretch like it used to - especially when you factor in things like this Amazon Prime rate hike.

Space Agencies Plan to Deliver Mars Rocks to Earth:  NASA and ESA have signed a letter of intent that could lead to the first "round trip" to another planet (Mars), where they would retrieve rocks from the Martian surface and then send them back on Earth for study.  Yea, like we don’t already have enough rocks here on Earth!  How about just following me around while I try and mow the backyard some weekend and then try and tell me Earth needs more damn rocks.  And hell, that doesn’t even count all the rocks some of the people I know have piled up in their heads.

Astronomers Find 14 Galaxies About to Collide:  Astronomers looked deep into outer space and have discovered at least 14 galaxies about lot crash into each other.  In what may be more bad news for the troubled company, many of those colliding galaxies are believed to have been utilizing early versions of Tesla’s self-driving software.

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Comment by Ron Powell on April 27, 2018 at 2:46am

Re the Amazon price hike: There ought to be a law...

Comment by koshersalaami on April 27, 2018 at 6:27am

I wonder how galaxies collide if the Big Bang means they’re all moving apart from their source

Comment by Steel Breeze on April 27, 2018 at 7:05am

'about' to crash into each other could be trillions of years........Kosh,moving apart at different rates of speed.....what they bring back from Mars isn't as important as a sucessful round trip.........

R&L Johnny...

Comment by Johnny Robish on April 27, 2018 at 7:09am

Well Kosh, first of all - these are galaxies as they were billions of years ago and 2) I see no reason why galaxies couldn't collide simply because the universe is expanding.  There's still the force of gravity after all.

Comment by Steel Breeze on April 27, 2018 at 7:26am

true Johnny,i imagine if you had a super slo-mo of fired birdshot there would be pellets colliding in the early portion of the expansion pattern......somewhat in dicator of how early we are in the cosmic cycle...

Comment by alsoknownas on April 27, 2018 at 7:29am

I tried to read Neil DeGrasse Tyson's book "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry".

I couldn't put it down fast enough.

Comment by Johnny Robish on April 27, 2018 at 7:34am


Comment by Maui Surfer on April 27, 2018 at 7:34pm

What's even more mind bending is how the multiverse can house billions of universes, than, have two (or more?) collide within itself to create a bubble theory type of Big Bang and a whole new universe like ours ... clearly we are not alone.

As far as Amazon, they've followed Apple and Google before them, once being the "consumers" companies, then succumbing to pure capitalistic greed, yes, there ought to be a Law and maybe after next November we will be on a better track for such progress.

Comment by Johnny Robish on April 27, 2018 at 7:40pm

Totally in agreement on all counts Maui.

Comment by koshersalaami on April 27, 2018 at 8:03pm

Thanks Johnny and SB


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