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  • From charred death to deep filthstep: the 1,264 genres that make modern music

    09/09/2014 8:35:29 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 4 September 2014 12.30 EDT | Rob Fitzpatrick
    A ‘data alchemist’ has split music into over 1,000 bewildering microgenres. But what lies out there beyond witch house, and what on Earth does skweee sound like? (article excerpted, here's the list; descriptions at the link) ...Well, here are 10 genres (we could have nominated about 50) that even mouth-breathing indie record-shop blowhards (full disclosure: I used to be a mouth-breathing indie-record shop blowhard) would be hardpressed to help you find … 1. Vaporwave Check: Food Pyramidhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhBg9vAsDGk 2. Blackgaze Check: Alcesthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADIEAW65H5o 3. Duranguense Check: Reencuentro Musicalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lmdVmmk-yk 4. Deep filthstep Check: Denis Mashhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hSQYhkLbYU 5. Skweee Check: Baba Stiltzhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq6KeQLCQpM 6. Fallen angel...
  • Unlike previous midterm election years, no dominant theme has emerged for 2014 [so MANY]

    08/10/2014 6:08:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2014 | Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Matea Gold
    Ask voters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle what November’s midterm elections are about and one will tell you drones. A second will say closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Yet another, the middle-class squeeze. At a Sunday school classroom in Ypsilanti, Mich., voters are concerned about deteriorating roads, teen sex parties, truancy in schools and violent crime. Six hundred miles west at a Republican campaign office in Urbandale, Iowa, people fear that America is on an irreversible decline — like Germany after World War I, as one man predicted. Across Colorado, voters are thinking about a whole other set...
  • Facebook adds 50 gender options for users: For those who can't make up their minds

    02/14/2014 1:27:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Are you confused about your gender? You know, man, woman, trans, queer, neutral...and on and on. Well, there's good news for you people who can't seem to make up your minds. Facebook is adding 50 options to identify what gender your are...or, rather, what you see yourself as...or maybe what you think is hip. From Associated Press: "With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and...
  • How Do You Deal With Vitriol?

    12/07/2013 9:38:07 AM PST · by WXRGina · 48 replies
    American Clarion ^ | December 7, 2013 | Zorek Richards
    If I were going to write a dictionary, I might include this: vit·ri·ol·ic (adjective) 1.filled with bitter criticism or malice. 2. Example: read comments on YouTube. Unfortunately, YouTube does not have a corner on bitter criticism and malice. I can read it in the comments sections of almost every Internet blog and newspaper throughout this country. Sometimes it’s not easy to overlook some of the comments, but because of them, we need to thoughtfully consider our responses. We might give the most rational, well-constructed, evidence-filled line of reasoning. We might show from the evidence, from the premises, from the arguments,...
  • Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper's Crotch On National Television [Video at link]

    01/01/2013 5:42:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/13 | Noel Sheppard
    No matter what vulgar things Kathy Griffin does on CNN's live New Year's Eve broadcasts, the folks at the supposedly most trusted name in news continue to invite her back. On Monday night's program, after first telling co-host Anderson Cooper "I'm going to tickle your sack," she shortly after midnight actually kissed his crotch...
  • 7 Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos You’re Sharing on Social Media

    10/30/2012 7:02:15 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 46 replies
    Mashable.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Annie Colbert
    Fake Hurricane Sandy photos flew around Twitter and Facebook on Monday, as users shared jaw-dropping images. Unfortunately, the race to post the most striking pics has most folks skipping the all-important fact check. We’ve gathered up five “Hurricane Sandy” photographs that have spread on the social web, but weren’t actually taken during the massive storm. Have you spotted a fake photograph? Tell us in the comments below
  • American Liars Inc.

    09/12/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/12/12 | -
    My friends the world abounds with liars in all classes of politics and life in general but particularly here in America for the last six years (2006 elections) the Progressive Democratic Left has faithfully lied about everything under the sun to promote, preserve and protect their lawless Marxist agenda and their chosen chief chosen one. From Health Care to Medicare, from Republicans to the Tea Party, from the economy to tax increases, from the Fast and the Furious to the Stimulus, from the war on terror to Guantanamo, from drilling to green energy, from Limbaugh to Bush to Palin, from...
  • The Language Of The Globalised World

    06/09/2012 11:02:34 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | 24 May, 2012 | Gwynne Dyer
    There have been few languages in world history that were spoken by more people as a second language than as a first. English has had that distinction for several decades already. Now, there are more people learning it in a given year than it has native speakers The second President of the United States, John Adams, predicted in 1780 that “English will be the most respectable language in the world and the most universally read and spoken in the next century, if not before the end of this one.” It is destined “in the next and succeeding centuries to be...
  • Ancient Texts Part of Earliest Known Documents

    12/31/2011 5:23:11 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 27 replies
    Discovery News ^ | December 27, 2011 | Rossella Lorenzi
    A team of scholars has discovered what might be the oldest representation of the Tower of Babel of Biblical fame, they report in a newly published book. Carved on a black stone, which has already been dubbed the Tower of Babel stele, the inscription dates to 604-562 BCE. It was found in the collection of Martin Schøyen, a businessman from Norway who owns the largest private manuscript assemblage formed in the 20th century. Consisting of 13,717 manuscript items spanning over‭ ‬5,000‭ ‬years, the collection includes parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Buddhist manuscript rescued from the Taliban, and even...
  • On the Story of the Tower of Babel and What it Says to Us Today

    11/07/2011 1:02:13 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 7, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In our Parish Sunday School classes I have asked that we read basic Bible Stories and discuss them, along with the rest of the curriculum. There is nothing like an old Bible story to teach fundamental points. For my part I teach the parents while their children are in class. Today we discussed the story of the Tower of Babel (Gen 11). It is a story that has much to teach us, especially in this modern and proud world.I’d like to ponder one particular aspect here on the blog, the issue of technology, and how it relates to modern times...
  • Tower of Babel’s Ruins Waiting for Archaeologists (Dispensational Caucus)

    01/04/2011 2:51:24 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 43 replies
    Israel National News ^ | January 3, 2011 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    snip Following years of devastation under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and the ensuing American invasion of Iraq, World Monuments Fund conservationist Jeff Allen told The New York Times this week that archeologists are beginning to work on ancient Babylonian sites and possibly restore some of them. snip
  • This Existed? New Creationism Theme Park Plans To Put Dinosaurs On Noah’s Ark

    12/03/2010 9:40:21 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 113 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/03/2010 | Ray Rahman
    Yesterday, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced that his state’s Creationism Museum will soon be joined by a creationism theme park named “Ark Encounter,” making Kentucky the unofficial creationism capital of our 6,000-year-old world. Some of the “edutainment” promised by the park include a Walled City, a Tower of Babel, and a “500-foot-long wooden replica of Noah’s Ark” that, as was revealed in the press conference, will feature dinosaurs. A representative from Answers in Genesis, the group that will operate the theme park, stepped in yesterday when Gov. Beshear was asked by a reporter, “Will there be dinosaurs on the Ark?”...
  • Glenn Beck TV Thread November 16th 2010

    11/16/2010 1:41:10 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 50 replies
    FOX news Glenn Beck ^ | November 16th 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck TV thread November 16th 2010 Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Stand. Never give up. Never give in. Well we did it, it wasn't perfect but it was never intended to be more than a start. Now we look forward to our next battles and to our next election. Ya done good America. infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread.
  • Global Tower

    10/07/2010 3:30:44 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    And all the earth was of one language and one speech. (From this week's Torah portion, Noach, Genesis 11:1) It is impossible not to draw parallels between the opening of the story of the Tower of Babel and the modern global village. Once again, the entire world is of one language and one speech. Everyone is connected to everyone, speaking to everyone and at least in the Western world, everyone is motivated by the same ideas. Ultimately, this uniformity leads to a war against the Creator and to the re-scattering of humanity. We are at the threshold of a new...
  • Seven Signs of the Times

    09/18/2008 3:30:16 AM PDT · by Joya · 28 replies · 377+ views
    Maurice Sklar ^ | Mar 12 2007 | Maurice Sklar
    MAURICE SKLAR MINISTRIES Buy Postage Seven Signs of the Times Maurice Sklar Mar 12 2007 05:21PM 1. The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17) “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes...
  • Phil Brennan: Al Gore Spins the Earth

    06/23/2007 5:08:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 1,067+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/20/07 | Phil Brennan
    In the wake of the biblical flood, survivors migrated to a valley called Sennaar where they settled and came up with a brilliant idea. According to holy Scripture, somebody said "let us build a city and a tower with its top in the heavens." The idea, of course was to build a tower high enough to rise above any future floods the Lord might decide to inflict on his wayward children, thus frustrating the divine will. All the idea accomplished, however was to guarantee a good living for Charles Berlitz and a horde of other professional linguists and translators down...
  • An EpiscoBabble Dictionary (A tool for understanding pronouncements of the Episcopal Church)(Vanity)

    03/10/2005 12:55:04 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 22 replies · 783+ views
    Self | 3/10/05 | Ka'ehu Rowing
    AN EPISCOBABBLE DICTIONARY (ABRIDGED) Ever had that feeling you just don't understand what's going on with the Episcopal Church these days? Well, you're not alone. Part of the problem is that the bishops and clergy of the ECUSA use their own language to communicate with each other. If you don't understand the terminology, you won't be able to follow what is happening. Accordingly, presented for the public's consideration and use is this abridged EpiscoBabble Dictionary, compiled in an effort to shine light on an often murky situation. Armed with this tool, the next speech or sermon of the Presiding Bishop...
  • Church mulls 'phrasing' change for Holy Trinity

    06/20/2006 4:35:44 AM PDT · by pageonetoo · 211 replies · 3,235+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2006 | Richard Ostling
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- At some Presbyterian churches the Holy Trinity -- "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" -- will be out. "Mother, Child and Womb" is in. Delegates to the national assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted yesterday to "receive" a policy paper on sex-inclusive language for the Trinity, a step short of approving it. Church officials are enabled to propose "experimental liturgies" with "alternative phrasings" for the Trinity, but congregations won't be required to use them. Besides "Mother, Child and Womb" and "Rock, Redeemer, Friend," options include: • "Lover, Beloved, Love" • "Creator, Savior, Sanctifier" • "King of Glory,...
  • Road trip to Babylon boosts troops' morale

    04/23/2003 3:04:01 PM PDT · by Ligeia · 12 replies · 1,059+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 23, 2003 | DENNIS O'BRIEN
    Road trip to Babylon boosts troops' morale By DENNIS O'BRIEN, The Virginian-Pilot © April 23, 2003 Last updated: 3:30 AM Near the reconstructed arch of Ishtar, Navy chaplains and their escorts begin exploring ancient Babylon to gain perspective for their sermons. Photo by Dennis O'Brien / The Virginian-Pilot. More dispatches from Dennis O'Brien in Iraq BABYLON -- It wasn't the order Charlie Company had hoped for -- which would be ``You're going home'' -- but it beat spending another day camped outside Kut. The Marines were sent on a one-day road trip Tuesday, and what better place to visit...
  • The Vacant Seat Number 666 in the European Parliament

    08/31/2002 1:18:26 PM PDT · by handk · 87 replies · 10,279+ views
    European Institute of Protestant Studies ^ | July 22, 1999 | Ian R.K: Paisley, M.P., M.E.P.
    The Vacant Seat Number 666 in the European Parliament Report on the opening of the Fifth Elected Parliament of Europe in Strasbourg and its occupancy of the new Parliament Buildings. Ian R.K: Paisley, M.P., M.E.P. The recently elected Fifth Parliament of Europe met on Tuesday, 20th July, 1999, in its new glass building which cost the taxpayers of Europe an as yet uncalculated sum of billions of Pounds. The first meeting, due to begin at 10.00 a.m., did not start until 10.30 because the amplification system, which cost millions of Pounds, was defective. No doubt more defects in this...