Friday, December 19, 2014

Oh, no! The NorKs might get angry!

Movie theaters in Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta and Cleveland planned on showing Team America. “Because AMERICA. F YEAH.” But Paramount pulled the film from showing. Paramount. U SUCK.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/18/showbiz/movies/feat-texas-theater-the-interview-team-america/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

It was bad enough when the remakers of Red Dawn kowtowed to Chinese millions and substituted NorKs for the other Reds, but to stumble away whining because somebody made some online threats?

What happened to AMERICAN anti-bullying policy? F YEAH … UH, well…

“Kim Jung Un is a fat little toad with gout who the world would be better off without.”

http://freebeacon.com/blog/signposts-of-a-broken-culture/

Art sale would pay a few weeks of defense budget …

… but a museum would keep the art available forever.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/inside-the-armys-spectacular-hidden-treasure-room#.ftadLKGJ1

Link at maggiesfarm.

Obama’s lies

The president told lies in his speech about Cuba? Really? No, really?

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2014/12/18/top-10-lies-in-obamas-cuba-speech/

Link at maggiesfarm.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Million-mummy cemetery

The dead were not mummified at the time of burial.

“Where exactly these million mummies came from is an ongoing mystery, and one that the team has yet to solve.”

"’We once found a male who was over 7 feet tall who was far too tall to fit into the shaft, so they bent him in half and tossed him in,’ Muhlestein told the audience in Toronto.”

Blond burials are in one area, redheaded burials in another.

http://www.livescience.com/49147-egyptian-cemetery-million-mummies.html

Link at gatesofvienna.net.

Stele claims Damascene king killed members of House of David

Steven Fine: “People care about this stuff. They don’t care about the Middle Ages that much. They care about biblical history…and it’s part of the grappling with secularization that makes this so important to some people.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-rock-adds-evidence-of-king-davids-existence/#!

“…Rabbi David Wolpe, author of the 2014 book David: The Divided Heart, said in an interview that there was near-unanimous consensus among scholars that David existed. But Wolpe, of the Conservative Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, added that ‘the size and scope of his kingdom were probably far less than was once thought.’”

(“Scholars” discount David’s grand kingdom because of biblical accounts. A “scholar” will believe what is written in Egyptian hieroglyphics or Babylonian cuneiform, but not what is stated in Genesis or Kings or Joshua. Early Bible critics and archaeologists denied existence of the Hittites, claiming lack of physical evidence meant writers of biblical books made up the Anatolian empire. If Hittites never existed, then there could not have been a Uriah for David to send to the forefront of the battle. If one story was not true, then man should not believe any of the Bible.

(Archaeologists also claim Genesis 37 could not have happened as written – Joseph’s brothers saw “a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels …” – because camels had not been domesticated at the time. Here’s an unsubstantiated guess: Archaeologists have been wrong before, and new finds continually cast doubt on previous theories and statements, so there really is no reason to draw conclusions based only on artifacts.)

Link at maggiesfarm.



We feel your pain

Well, not really; no more than the killer “felt the pain” of the woman he murdered.

Headline: “Doctor: In botched execution, hurt felt.”

“A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution told a federal judge Wednesday that he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious.”

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2014/dec/18/doctor-botched-execution-hurt-felt/

Clayton Lockett, the murderer who “hurt” during execution, “was convicted of shooting Stephanie Nieman, 19, with a sawed-off shotgun and watching as two accomplices buried her alive in 1999.”

http://abcnews.go.com/us/wirestory/judge-hear-oklahoma-lethal-injection-challenge-27654537

Now that Mr. Lockett’s “pain” has become known:

“OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for 21 death row inmates say Oklahoma's bungled execution in April is evidence they likely will experience pain and suffering from the state's lethal injection protocol.”

http://newsok.com/inmates-states-lethal-injection-unconstitutional/article/feed/774918


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Here’s one those ‘No s**it’ stories anybody with some sense already knew

“Study: Your All-Electric Car May Not Be So Green”

“WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.

“Ethanol isn't so green, either.

“’It's kind of hard to beat gasoline’ for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. ‘A lot of the technologies that we think of as being clean ... are not better than gasoline.’"

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SCI_CLIMATE_FUEL_EFFECTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-12-15-15-01-37

Link at maggiesfarm.