Messier 104


sombreroOne of most famous spiral galaxies is Messier 104, aka The Sombrero Galaxy because of its particular shape its dominant nuclear bulge is composed mainly of mature stars. It is located in the constellation Virgo about 30 million light-years away. This luminous and massive galaxy has a total mass of about 800 billion time that of our Sun. from our point of vies it’s a nearly edge-on disc composed of stars, gas, and dust. The complexity of this dust is apparent directly in front of the bright nucleus, but also shows up in the dark absorbing lanes throughout the disc.

Image Credit: ESO

Bonus Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The TKPOTD from two years ago today dealt with one of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits that wasn’t aimed at bloggers.

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In the first paragraph of the Complaint in the Kimberlin v. McConnell, et al. LOLsuit (that’s the one in which he’s suing the Senators McConnell and Grassley for not moving the Garland nomination to the Supreme Court through the confirmation process), The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin says that part of his duties at Justice Through Music Project is to file lawsuits to vindicate his own personal rights. That suit was dismissed for lack of standing by the U.S. District Court, and it’s now on appeal at the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

I suspect Brett Kimberlin sees sticking his nose into the Garland nomination controversy  as an opportunity to stir up some donations for his not-for-profits, and the JTMP website has a post on the issue.JTMP_judicial_vacancyNote that the post, which has been up for several weeks, has not generated a single comment. That’s unsurprising. Not one of the posts shown on the JTMP Home Page has elicited any comments. Again, that’s not surprising given how little traffic the site generates.

fruitcakeThe odds are that more people will read this post today than will visit the JTMP website this month. I probably never would have written a word about Brett Kimberlin if he hadn’t engaged in his campaign of brass knuckles reputation management and got that unconstitutional peace order against Aaron Walker, and Aaron wouldn’t have been involved if Kimberlin hadn’t engaged in shutuppery against Seth Allen. I wonder—does Brett Kimberlin ever wish he had ignored what Seth Allen was writing?

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Follow the money.

—Hal Holbrook as Deep Throat

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The TKPOTD from five years ago today took another look at the merchandise being offered by the globalpharma dot biz website hosted on the same server as a group of Kimberlin-related web domains.

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One of the drugs offered by globalpharma dot biz is phentermine. It is a prescription drug. Phentermine is a psychostimulant drug with pharmacology similar to amphetamine. It is used medically as an appetite suppressant. In the United States, it is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. The globalpharma site offers it without requiring a prescription.phentermineglobalpharma dot biz operates on the same Holland-based server as several Kimberlin-related sites and uses unmaskedhosting dot com as its name server. It’s been reported that for a brief period on 17 August, connections to globalpharma dot biz were being redirected to breitbartunmasked dot com.

Interesting connections.

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Yes. Interesting.

UPDATE—A down twinkle! Hmmmmm.

Quote of the Day


One’s physical comforts and wants, therefore, should be ordered according to the demands of health and strength, not according to the calls of pleasure. And if we will only bear in mind the superiority and dignity of our nature, we shall realize how wrong it is to abandon ourselves to excess and to live in luxury and voluptuousness, and how right it is to live in thrift, self-denial, simplicity, and sobriety.

—Marcus Tullius Cicero