Daily Archives: 14 Feb 2011

The Tower of Jericho…

Did you think it had a defensive purpose?  Alas, no.  It was built to scare farmers into – well – farming… according to a new theory. Constructed 11,000 years ago, Jericho tower was aimed at encouraging farming life. The world’s … Continue reading

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Seriously Friends…

When you send along lame comments about how you don’t like me and you don’t think I should say this or that might I remind you that you came here of your own free will?  You needn’t come if you … Continue reading

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And Still Yet another School Shooting, Again…

Because we do love our guns and think every dimwit in the country ought to have one or be able to get hold of one with no trouble at all. Update: Police have taken into custody a man suspected in … Continue reading

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Guilty as Sin, and of Sin

A Morristown woman and her son have agreed to plead guilty following an investigation of money laundering at her church. Barbara D. Whitt will plead guilty to bank fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The bank fraud count carries … Continue reading

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Don’t Ever Get in a Car With Mark Goodacre…

Via Matthew Kalman on FB.

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Obama Hates the Poor and Middle Class as Much as Wall Street Does

President Barack Obama, less than two months after signing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans into law, is proposing a budget to congress that attacks programs that assist the working poor, help the needy heat their homes, expand access to graduate-level education and undermine … Continue reading

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Oh Wikipedia, Justin Bieber’s Fans Have Mauled You!

And just think, I didn’t even know Beliebers could read or type.  Evidently they can, and they’ve taken out their rage on Bieber’s competition…  With gusto! Hell hath no fury like anti-Justin Bieber fans and anti-Justin Bieber fans scorned.  Just … Continue reading

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Sad News: Alan Segal has Died

Via Jack Sasson word that Alan Segal has passed away. Here’s Segal’s page on the Barnard University website. And here’s his Facebook page. May he rest in peace. UPDATE: Via 4 Enoch– American Professor, and friend of the Enoch Seminar, … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Iran

While Iran praised revolution in Egypt and Tunisia, it’s attempting to discourage its own people from gathering in peaceful protest against Iran’s governmental policies. That’s hypocrisy. Crowds gathered on a central boulevard in the Iranian capital Monday for a rare … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

Rep. Giffords is Making Astonishing Progress

Via NPR The New York Times this morning offers more details about the progress that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is making at the Houston rehabilitation center where she’s being treated for the severe head injuries she received when a gunman … Continue reading

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Today in Algeria: Change is on the Way

A 20-year state of emergency in Algeria will be lifted in the “coming days,” authorities said Monday, days after protesters took to the streets to demand government reform.  “Soon, we will discuss the past, but I say that lifting the … Continue reading

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Steve Inskeep Interviews D. Rumsfeld

And unlike other interviews I’ve heard where Rumsfeld peddles his book, Inskeep actually presses him on a number of important issues. Excellent work, truly. In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the former Bush administration defense secretary was as feisty … Continue reading

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The Central Message of the Bible: D.A. Carson

Via.

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Stop Pandering

Churches, it seems, will do anything these days to ‘attract’ hearers.  Including spending a lot of time talking about sex.  Sex sells, and churches are selling themselves as places where sex is the hot topic. New Day Church, a year-old … Continue reading

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Oh You Crazy Catholics…

A Catholic priest has been charged with ‘body snatching’ after the remains of a child ‘saint’ were dug up in the Midlands. Father Wojciech Jasinski, 40, has been accused of illegally exhuming the bones of Witold Orlowski. Polish Catholics have … Continue reading

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Something to Ponder of Valentine’s Day

In his book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis wrote, “Do not waste your time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this, we find one of the great secrets. When you are … Continue reading

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