Curfew has been announced.. state of emergency declared 30 minutes ago..
Soldiers seized the government house..
Prime Minister Thaksin (not so popular these past many months..but likely to be re-elected because money to the rural folk and they’re the ones who vote) is out of the country..
Can we seriously just demote Pluto like that? Pluto’s always been the littlest planet in our solar system. Our solar system. Our littlest planet. We loved it as our littlest, ninth planet. And now we’ve just outgrown its cuteness and decided we don’t need it as a planet anymore :-/
Now where we learned “9 planets and one sun”, kids in school will memorize a few more names when they’re learning the solar system: 8 planets and 3 “dwarf planets” — Ceres, Pluto, and “2003 UB313”/Xena.
I guess it works… Still seems a lil sad though…a lil dwarf planet sad.
She was 44.
She had three children, ages 16, 12, and 8.
She was active in her community as a volunteer, and played sports with her friends.
Apparently this past year she was grappling with a divorce, and alcoholism.