Daily Archives: 24 Feb 2011

Even the Dolphins Aren’t Safe in Mexico

CNN reports Baby bottlenose dolphins are washing up dead in record numbers on the shores of Alabama and Mississippi, alarming scientists and a federal agency charged with monitoring the health of the Gulf of Mexico.  Moby Solangi, the executive director … Continue reading

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And one more from my brother (via DR. JIM’S THINKING SHOP & TEA ROOM)

Ok well I don’t think Jim Linville’s brother really likes him at all. Indeed, he seems to be a genuine supporter of yours truly. What must it be like to have your own brother turn against you? O.K., so my … Continue reading

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Eric Cline Invites You to a Lecture on ‘The Quest for Solomon’s Mines’

Quest for Solomon’s Mines: Cyber-Archaeology and Recent Explorations in Jordan A Public Lecture by Dr. Thomas E. Levy – Distinguished Professor, University of California, San Diego Monday, March 21, 2011 – 6:00 PM Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW, Room … Continue reading

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Via James Spinti The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is very pleased to announce the release of a new online version of Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) free and open to the public. http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/ The TLG version of LSJ represents five years of intensive … Continue reading

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Craig Dykstra, You’ve Got (Child Porn) Mail…

Craig Dykstra, the former America Online executive who served a five-day jail sentence in December for secretly taping nude teenagers at his home, has been indicted by a Fairfax County grand jury on five felony charges of possessing child pornography.  … Continue reading

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Oh Eeewww Gross….

Read no further if you are about to eat your dinner. Well this is certainly a new flavor. The London shop “Icecreamists” is certainly taking desert to the extreme. This time, it’s breast milk ice cream.  Human breast milk might not … Continue reading

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Chiding Wisconsin’s Greedy and Owned Governor

Not me, Spinti. I applaud him because he’s right. Especially in this bit- Ever notice how often the rich are chided in the Bible? And, how many times God is called the defender of the widows, orphans, and the helpless? … Continue reading

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Murdering in the Name of Christ

When six-year-old Evelyn Salazar of Waukegan, Ill. began sleepwalking, prosecutors say her mother Nelly Vasquez-Salazar reached a dramatic conclusion: her daughter was possessed by a demon.  In April of 2008, Vasquez-Salazar stabbed her daughter eleven times in the neck and upper … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

Happy News for an Afghan Christian

Said Musa, the Afghan Christian who was facing the death sentence for converting from Islam, has been released from the prison in Kabul, a Christian persecution watchdog has reported. “I got confirmation today that he is out of the country,” … Continue reading

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Why Church People Need Pastors

Karl Barth wrote in his brilliant little essay ‘The Task of the Ministry’ concerning church people and their relation to their pastors: It is evident that they do not need us to help them live, but seem rather to need … Continue reading

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When Will He Be Forced to Resign or Face Federal Charges and Sent to Prison?

Few people would think that when U.S. lawmakers visit troops in Afghanistan, they’re seeing the place through the eyes of the average grunt. But the idea of using psychological-warfare techniques to influence senators and other VIPs seems crazy — and … Continue reading

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More Anson Rainey Memorializations

Via Joseph Lauer Yesterday, Wednesday, February 23, 2011, the LandMinds program with David Willner and Barnea Levi Selevan of Foundation Stone broadcast an Anson Rainey Memorial Show (“In memoriam, Prof. Anson Rainey, a leading scholar of our time.”).  The LandMinds show is broadcast … Continue reading

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If You Set Yourself on Fire as a Protest, You’re Insane

I’ll show you!  I’ll toast and roast myself! That will teach you….   Heavens.  What madness. A single mother set herself on fire in Morocco this week after being excluded from a social housing program because she was an unmarried … Continue reading

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Texas and the Saudi Student Bomb Plot

The Washington Post has just reported- Saudi student in Texas charged in suspected bombing plot. More details to come. Great.  He would have to be in Texas, where you can walk into any gas station or hair salon and buy … Continue reading

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Dell Printer’s are Useless

Don’t buy one. They seem inexpensive enough at first sight but believe me, you’ll pay more for their cheap little ink cartridges than you will ever imagine. You’re lucky to get more than 50 pages out of a black cartridge … Continue reading

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Foul Foul

This guy fouled himself so he could get a foul called… Loony. With thanks to the loony Michael Acidri for the tip.

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That’s Some Mom…

A Pennsylvania woman, jailed after a photo surfaced of her 2-year-old daughter duct taped to a chair, has been granted bail, according to Delaware County court officials.  Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Hazel released Caira Ferguson, 21, on the condition … Continue reading

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America: Ripe for Judgment

Here’s why (not to mention our complete ethical collapse!)

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Energy Independence Would Have Made all the Fear Moot

But we’re going to reap what we’ve sown, thanks to one and all who lack any sort of foresight or any interest in anything beyond the boundaries of their own comfort zones. Oil strategist at Nomura, Michael Lo, estimates that … Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark in New York

Dozens of flea-infested animals and several rotting animal corpses were removed from a filthy New York home where an elderly woman with dementia lived with two younger people, authorities said on Wednesday.  Living in the house were a calf, fancy … Continue reading

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