The Gibbous Moon Wanes

nov-25th-moon.jpgThe gibbous moon wanes – if you look closely at the top of the shadow waning, you will see some definition, a chasm or crack in the crater wall. You can also see some definition in the crater walls near the creeping shadow. This takes clicking on the thumbnail and using the magnify feature of your browser or downloading the photo and enlarging with photoshop.

French Intifada Restarts

fire-france.jpgThe story is at Little Green Footballs — but this is the first real test for Sarkozy since entering office. Let us hope he responds firmly. More from La Parisienne via Nidra Poller:

Le Parisien reports that they burned down a Peugeot dealership, sacked a train station and shops, tore up a McDonald’s, stole the day’s receipts and attacked customers, smashed and burned cars, and are still going strong. A police commissioner who tried to talk to the mob was attacked with iron rods; his face and skull are fractured. A police station was burned down, seven policemen were injured.

Interviewed by Le Parisien, the uncle of Moushin Souhhali, one of the victims, says he understands the rage; it’s terrible to lose a 15 year-old boy. His body, claims the uncle, was dumped at the fire station with no respect. The police who, in his opinion, caused the accident were nowhere to be seen. He heard they were speeding. His nephew was a good boy, not a delinquent.

He’s a good boy – he just happened to be on a stolen motorcycle.

UPDATE: More this morning at AP