Monday, August 20, 2018

Tweet from a twit

“Frequent-flier miles are a tool of inequality. People who fly a lot for work (so overwhelmingly have high-status, well-paid jobs) then get free vacation for their families. It’s ridiculous when you think about it.” – somebody named Amanda Kolson Hurley.

On her site, Ms./Mx. Hurley describes herself/themself thusly: “I’m a journalist in the Washington, D.C., area who specializes in architecture and urban issues. Currently, I am a senior editor at CityLab, the city-focused publication of The Atlantic.”

My wife said, “Sounds like she makes lots of money.” So, does Hurley refuse offered frequent-flier miles?

She sounds like a big-city person who does not understand working people, nor does she wish to.

She later deleted the tweet, stating in part: “I clearly overlooked how many ppl on moderate incomes travel for work.”

No, you did not overlook anything. You assumed, you did not know, nor do you care.

Drop that snowball!

“Delaware State University forbids its students from throwing snowballs, a policy that a school official says is due in part to the potential ‘harm’ that snowball fights pose to those on campus.”

“Along with banning snowballs, Delaware State University also forbids the ‘use [and] possession of water guns, super soakers, etc. on University premises or during University activities.’”

Were there no warning signs?

Perhaps, Beware of falling sheep.

Hiker in Ireland injured by falling sheep.

Rachel Flaherty

A hiker was injured after being hit by a falling sheep while walking on the Mourne Mountains in Co Down.

The teenage boy was walking with a group near Hares Gap when he was struck by a sheep jumping from an adjacent crag on Friday.

Mourne Mountain Rescue Team said they received a call for help about 4.30pm.

The rescue team of 17 people found the teenager on a steep slope on Slieve Bearnagh.

“The casualty was assessed and treated for a range of potential injuries including head, neck, back, abdominal and leg injuries,” the group said in a Facebook post.

The teen was evacuated by stretcher and taken to Ulster Hospital for treatment.

“We believe the sheep was uninjured and left the area unaided,” the team said.

No mention of the sheep’s blood alcohol level.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

To those who think God is OK with homosexuality

Leviticus 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”

Leviticus 20:13, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

Romans 1:26-28, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper.”

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Chernobyl and Pripyat

In Pripyat, a new forest ecosystem has formed. There are new levels of forest, food chains, and other attributes of wild nature. Boars walk around in the stadium, and birds make their nests inside the “Prometheus” cinema (in photo above). Pripyat is not a dead city at all, it’s now a part of the forest, which is full of life.

Regarding the radiation – inside the town of Chernobyl, the radiation doesn’t exceed that found in Ukrainian capital of Kiev – 10-15 mR/hour. Inside the 10-km zone – it increases a bit, then in Pripyat the average radiation is 50-80 mR/hour, which is very safe for short visit.

Many photographs. Green forests, animals. And much devastation.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

More fish in North Sea? How can that be?

Bad human activities (such as living) are killing all the fish worldwide, so environmentalists have said.

“Species of fish such as plaice and cod are on the increase under the waves of the North Sea, a Danish study has found.

“The research, conducted by DTU Aqua at the Technical University of Denmark, found a significant increase in numbers of large fish in the northeast Atlantic.

“Results of the study show that, since the turn of the century, the biomass of 25 different species included in the study doubled. Certain species, including plaice, cod and hake, tripled or even quadrupled over the period.”

Friday, August 17, 2018

Morning Rant from Ace Gorilla

"So the MSM is all butthurt because Trump called fake news the enemy of the people. So they all wrote a bunch of editorials complaining about it. But last weekend during the protests and counterprotests, there were a number of incidents where antifa goons physically attacked reporters and damaged video equipment carried by the cameramen. I saw the video footage, but I did not see a story about this. Did CNN complain that their reporters were roughed up by antifa? I did not see the wall-to-wall coverage there would have been if any one of the 23 white supremacists had so much as given a reporter a dirty look. So, to recap this week's MSM follies, Trump hurt their feelings and it's a national crisis. But then reporters are physically intimidated and assaulted by antifa thugs, and it's a big nothingburger? You know, if I were a progressive reporter whose job it is to cover these clowns, I'd be rethinking that whole 'there are no enemies on the Left' thing they've been going with."