Here are a series of six short sound segments from the NASA website "Sounds of Mars" at mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/partici

The Mars lander "Perseverance" has two microphones built into it.

The fourth segment sounds just like an ocean and may provide additional evidence for life on Mars.

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Just two hours after the landing of the Perseverance rover on the planet, NASA believes they already have strong indications of life on Mars.

Congratulations to the folks at JPL and NASA for a successful landing of the Perseverance rover in the Jezero crater on Mars.

@rochelimit said "How did the US end up with a system in which there is no independent tribunal to judge a president's behaviour when their party decides that adhering to the law is for other people?"

Actually, when the American founders were writing the Constitutional impeachment clause, they were inspired by Cromwell, but instead of beheading the president, they only gave "parliament" the power to remove/disqualify a rogue leader.

Also, there were no political parties when they wrote the Constitution and they were actually more afraid of congress having too much power. They did not foresee a scenario where congress would rollover and abrogate their own authority.

Here are the consequences of the precedent that congress has set by acquitting in the impeachment trial....

Any president whose party holds at least 1/3 of the senate has absolute power to do anything he wants, up to and including insurrection without fear of being removed from office.

Therefore...

Biden now has absolute power. He can do anything he wants. He can ignore any court ruling. He can have anyone arrested. He can print up as much money as he needs. He doesn't even need congressional legislation anymore -- EO's have no limit now.

There is nobody left who can stop him.

Congress has just acquitted that bastard in the impeachment trial.

The message from congress is loud and clear..

"Violence is an acceptable means to pursue political ends."

(As long long as it's "peaceful" violence)

Hey, congress! FYI, Democrats own guns too.

Game on.

This article explains how Neil deGrasse Tyson taught his daughter critical thinking skills using the tooth fairy:

psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mi

An ousted puppet leader attempts to seek exile in his sponsoring country…

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(Note #2: This is a retry of a previous toot to test using qoto video hosting.)

$echo "I joined Mastodon$(date -uRd '1 month ago today')"
\$ I joined Mastodon Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:35:02 +0000

(bash tip: Did you know that you can tell 'date' to output another time other than "now" using natural language?)

The truth is...

Avril Lavigne is not in the presidential line of succession because she was born in Canada.

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An ousted puppet leader attempts to seek exile in his sponsoring country...

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Pat boosted

@freemo To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 or a dozen things that are of interest as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same. Add and to the post.

(yes, that last one is almost oxymoronic in this context)

The truth is...

Damocles never flew on an airplane.

#232-197
(First published Dec. 23, 2019)

The truth is...

It's unknown whether the naked mole-rat can pass the mirror test because no ethics committee will approve the experiment due to the potential for psychological to the test subjects.

(first published Feb. 17, 2020)

That should be , not . Cognitive typo.
(Sorry Glen, wherever you are.)

Here's a video of Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi discussing the intricacies of the 25th Amendment, impeachment and the presidential line of succession.

***This is the first time this video has been released since the coup attempt.***

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A flashlight that points down is more blue than when it is pointing up.

(org. pub date: Aug. 29, 2020)
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The truth is...

No cameras were allowed in the State House when the Declaration of Independence was signed, so there are no pics or videos of the event.

(I first published this toot on Oct 25, 2019)
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The truth is...

Abraham Lincoln's famous fireside chats were never heard in his home state of Illinois because no radio stations broadcast them in that state.

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The truth is...

Since 1931, fewer than 1,800 people have walked on the moon.

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