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    Milky Way

    ...it formed about 800 million years after the big bang.

    That is all.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Witnessed by the President and most of our Congress?
    Let's go Brandon !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    Witnessed by the President and most of our Congress?
    Hmmm. Possibly.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    ...it formed about 800 million years after the big bang.

    That is all.
    The Milky Way was quite visible to me when I lived in the mountains (Asheville as a pre teen and Del Rio TN as an old fart) Those who live in light polluted cities have no idea of the majesty of the heavens.

    Come to think of I I remember when we first moved to Jacksonville FL in 1958 the Milky Way was visible on clear nights. It isn't a factor of stars disappearing or air pollution but of light pollution. The background is brighter than the stars and most of the lesser stars can no longer been seen as they are lost in the glow. Now, back to living in Ocala Florida the skies are hidden in the glow of the Great Nebula of Marion (​as in Marion county)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD GUY IN FLORIDA View Post
    The Milky Way was quite visible to me when I lived in the mountains (Asheville as a pre teen and Del Rio TN as an old fart) Those who live in light polluted cities have no idea of the majesty of the heavens.

    Come to think of I I remember when we first moved to Jacksonville FL in 1958 the Milky Way was visible on clear nights. It isn't a factor of stars disappearing or air pollution but of light pollution. The background is brighter than the stars and most of the lesser stars can no longer been seen as they are lost in the glow. Now, back to living in Ocala Florida the skies are hidden in the glow of the Great Nebula of Marion (​as in Marion county)
    But I also remember passing through Ocala 20 years ago and it was mostly horse farms. The area grew so fast that it ceased to be a shortcut on the way to St. Pete.
    Let's go Brandon !!!

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    My inlaws first moved to Ocala about 30 years ago. They lived in one of the first houses built in On Top Of The World a 55 and over retirement village. Route 200 was the route from Daytona (where it intersected with Highway 40 to Cedar Key. It was two lanes wide with, as you say, horse farms and little else. Now, that route is bumper to bumper for much of the route with old people taking the place of the horse farms. Where the major businesses were tack shops, large animal vets and other horse related industries now its hospitals, restaurants, car washes and grocery stores and restaurants. I now live around the corner from where in inlaws lived and frankly I absolutely positively hate every second of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD GUY IN FLORIDA View Post
    My inlaws first moved to Ocala about 30 years ago. They lived in one of the first houses built in On Top Of The World a 55 and over retirement village. Route 200 was the route from Daytona (where it intersected with Highway 40 to Cedar Key. It was two lanes wide with, as you say, horse farms and little else. Now, that route is bumper to bumper for much of the route with old people taking the place of the horse farms. Where the major businesses were tack shops, large animal vets and other horse related industries now its hospitals, restaurants, car washes and grocery stores and restaurants. I now live around the corner from where in inlaws lived and frankly I absolutely positively hate every second of it
    Why then do you stay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    Witnessed by the President and most of our Congress?
    FJB

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD GUY IN FLORIDA View Post
    The Milky Way was quite visible to me when I lived in the mountains (Asheville as a pre teen and Del Rio TN as an old fart) Those who live in light polluted cities have no idea of the majesty of the heavens.

    Come to think of I I remember when we first moved to Jacksonville FL in 1958 the Milky Way was visible on clear nights. It isn't a factor of stars disappearing or air pollution but of light pollution. The background is brighter than the stars and most of the lesser stars can no longer been seen as they are lost in the glow. Now, back to living in Ocala Florida the skies are hidden in the glow of the Great Nebula of Marion (​as in Marion county)
    The last time I could see it clearly was in Yosemite Valley. A spectacular effect as the massive granite walls block out surrounding light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD GUY IN FLORIDA View Post
    My inlaws first moved to Ocala about 30 years ago. They lived in one of the first houses built in On Top Of The World a 55 and over retirement village. Route 200 was the route from Daytona (where it intersected with Highway 40 to Cedar Key. It was two lanes wide with, as you say, horse farms and little else. Now, that route is bumper to bumper for much of the route with old people taking the place of the horse farms. Where the major businesses were tack shops, large animal vets and other horse related industries now its hospitals, restaurants, car washes and grocery stores and restaurants. I now live around the corner from where in inlaws lived and frankly I absolutely positively hate every second of it
    Thanks for sharing that story, but it sucks that you hate where you live. Why not move? I love where I live, but there are tradeoffs. Winter sucks, as well as long commutes, but the rest of the year is great. I often wonder if the creep of suburban, or even urban sprawl will ever affect my little slice of paradise. Certainly not in my lifetime.
    FJB

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