Some Still Pushing to Have Pluto Reinstated as a Planet

Some Still Pushing to Have Pluto Reinstated as a Planet:  Ever since the International Astronomical Union (IAU) demoted Pluto from planet status to “dwarf planet,” there have been those who’ve been steadily pushing back, trying to get Pluto re-classified as a planet again.  My feeling has always been that maybe after we’re certain Pluto has learned its lesson and paid its debt to society - then and only then should we even consider thinking about reinstating it as a planet.

FEMA Chief Says Puerto Rico Death Toll Numbers All Over the Place:  In remarks that echoed those of President Trump’s, embattled FEMA Administrator William “Brock” Long said figures for how many people died as a result of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year are actually “all over the place.”  I think Administrator Long may be a bit confused.  I believe its actually bodies, not numbers that are all over the place.

Knife Rights Advocates Borrowing Tactics From NRA:  The little-known Arizona-based advocacy group Knife Rights, has been borrowing tactics from the National Rifle Association to rack up legislative victories across the nation, arguing that weapons such as switchblades, push daggers and even ballistic knives that shoot like spears from a handle - should be protected by the 2nd Amendment.  I totally get it!  I mean, without a good knife, how in the hell are people supposed to defend themselves at illegal crap games or cock fights?

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Comment by koshersalaami on September 16, 2018 at 7:37pm

Ballistic knives? You mean there’s such a thing as a fireknife?

Comment by Johnny Robish on September 16, 2018 at 7:45pm

Hee - knives that are shot out of something like a bullet or projectile.

Comment by Ron Powell on September 16, 2018 at 9:50pm

Pluto has been part of Earth's family ever since I can remember...And as far as I'm concerned remains so....

Comment by koshersalaami on September 16, 2018 at 9:54pm

I used to look at diagrams like that one. When I did, I never realized how deceptive they were. They’re fine for showing the relative sizes of the planets (though this one is actually not good at that, particularly when it comes to Earth) and the order, but the relative size of the sun is completely off and the relative distances between the planets are impossible to get on a reasonably sized piece of paper. If Earth were the size of Jupiter in this picture, it would be something like 200’ from the sun. 

Comment by moki ikom on September 17, 2018 at 1:25am

Interesting excerpts:

But when it comes to surface area, the pluto dwarfs the Lone Star state: With an estimated surface area of 6,427,806 square miles, Pluto could hold almost 24 states the size of Texas.

Russia has almost the same surface area as Pluto.

When New Horizons arrived at Pluto, it measured the diameter of the world to be 1,473 miles (2,370 kilometers) across, about two-thirds the diameter of Earth's moon. This makes it larger than the dwarf planet Eris, once thought to be larger than Pluto. Eris is 1,445 miles (2,326 km) in diameter.

Eris is the most massive dwarf planet in the Solar System, exceeding Pluto's mass by 28%. As such, it was a serious contender to be a tenth planet but failed to meet the criteria set out by the International Astronomical Union in 2006.

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Ceres and Pluto are known to be dwarf planets through direct observation. Eris is recognized as a dwarf planet because it is more massive than Pluto (measurements by New Horizons indicate that Pluto's diameter is larger than that of Eris), whereas Haumea and Makemake qualify based on their absolute magnitudes.

Haumea and Makamake ? 

Side view orbits of Haumea & Makemake

Although it's one of the largest moons in the solar system, the Moon is smaller thanall the planets except Pluto*. Still, it's so large that if it orbited the Sun instead of Earth, we would call it a small planet and not a moon.


Comment by Johnny Robish on September 17, 2018 at 3:58am

Good stuff Moki!  Orbit is a factor in this, but of course I can't list all pertinent details as I am simply writing jokes.

Comment by Steel Breeze on September 17, 2018 at 4:49am

planet...wiggly ol Albert would say,its all relative.....if we were the size of grains of sand,the smallest asteroid would be a 'planet'....

Comment by Johnny Robish on September 17, 2018 at 8:47am

Perhaps, but what's some patent clerk gonna know about all this? 


Comment by J.P. Hart on September 17, 2018 at 9:36am

Planet Johnny Robish always cool-cool-cool...!
Not to prattle like a sophomoric dilettante (JPH all hat no cattle?) OK! OK Just a poet! I often garner a modicum of cyber-protein from all I've seen (micro-glass particulate gloatingly star dusty immersed in forgotten waves, dank beach sand) where or where was I? O: Good reads though beyond my pay grit & grade: A Three Body ProblemThat renown Sci-Fi apparently illustrate an humanistic (genetic?) penchant predictably twisted (forevermore?) by the tweaking of ennui, survival angst projection exempli gratia existentialism melting into cataclysmic territorial imperative(s). Ironically sustained with challenging communication barriers. (No SETI progress to my knowledge) Evidence the happenstance of THINK TANKSX thing you know, real or contrived enemies assign children as avant-garde shrapnel fodder harnessed inhumanely with diabolical xplosive. Also, everyday incessant nomenclature i.e. Defense Budget --- would it such an outlier --- if relabeled Offense Budget:

Comment by J.P. Hart on September 17, 2018 at 9:47am

late Middle English: from Old French offens ‘misdeed,’ from Latin offensus ‘annoyance,’ reinforced by French offense, from Latin offensa ‘a striking against, a hurt, or displeasure’; based on Latin offendere ‘strike against.’


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