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  • History Channel’s “Jesus: His Life”

    03/25/2019 10:10:30 PM PDT · by Dogbert41 · 32 replies
    Anyone watching the History Channel series?
  • Intersectionality...How African Christians and Israeli Jews Became White Nationalists

    03/25/2019 8:55:23 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 11 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | March 25, 2019 | Rev. Andy Webb
    Over the past few years we’ve seen an increasing tendency on the part of liberals who subscribe to intersectionality or identity politics (which classify people according to their “gender identity”, race and sexual identity) to label anyone who is conservative, either politically or theologically, as racist, and increasingly as “White Nationalists.” This has often produced absurdities that would have been worthy of Alice in Wonderland. For instance, the conservative Methodists who helped to defeat the attempt to normalize homosexuality and gay marriage in the UMC were seriously described as affirming a “White Nationalist Strain of Christianity” by Reconciling Ministries Network,...
  • 2,000-year-old tattoo needle identified by archaeologists [Utah]

    03/25/2019 6:19:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Last Sparrow Tattoo forum ^ | March 1, 2019 | PinkUnicorn
    Once dismissed as an “odd-looking little artifact,” the tool pushes back evidence for tattooing in the U.S. Southwest by a millennium. The tool ismade from a bundle of prickly pear cactus spines, their tips saturated with dark pigment, inserted into a handle carved from lemonade sumac and bound with yucca fiber. Some 2,000 years ago, a tattooist in what’s now southeast Utah used this tool to hand-poke a design into someone’s skin. After the point of one of the cactus spines broke off, the tool was likely tossed into a trash heap. It remained there for centuries, in a pile...
  • The victims of Soviet deportations remembered in Estonia (Another Communist Horror)

    03/25/2019 2:17:15 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    In the summer of 1940 the Soviet Union occupied Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as a result of the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union on 23 August 1939. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Estonia lost approximately 17.5% of its population. The Soviet occupation brought about an event that until then had only been read about in history books and which became the most horrible memory of the past centuries – mass deportations which affected people of all nationalities living in Estonia
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    03/25/2019 5:15:50 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/25/2019 | myself
    Its Swingin' Monday and we feature Tex Williams & His String Band with Williams Rag (1954). Other tunes on Ranch Radio by Williams are You Better Do It Now, Hide Your Face, Shame On You, and Black Strap Molasses. THE WESTERNER
  • Ancient Persian-era jar fragment found in City of David

    03/25/2019 12:24:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 20, 2019 | Rachel Bernstein
    Just in time for Purim, a fragment of a clay jar decorated with a human face that dates to the Persian period (fourth to fifth centuries BCE) that had been found in the City of David was revealed to the public, according to the Antiquities Authority on Wednesday... While pottery from this time period had been previously exposed in the City of David, "this is the first time that such a vessel has been found in excavations in Jerusalem" or anywhere in the region, according to Prof. Yuval Gadot of Tel Aviv University and Dr. Yiftah Shalev of the authority......
  • Researchers shed new light on the origins of modern humans

    03/24/2019 10:18:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | March 20, 2019 | University of Huddersfield
    The migration signal makes good sense in terms of climate. For most of the last few hundred years, different parts of Africa have been out of step with each other in terms of the aridity of the climate. Only for a brief period at 60,000-70,000 years ago was there a window during which the continent as a whole experienced sufficient moisture to open up a corridor between the south and the east. And intriguingly, it was around 65,000 years ago that some of the signs of symbolism and technological complexity seen earlier in South Africa start to appear in the...
  • Sea otters' tool use leaves behind distinctive archaeological evidence

    03/24/2019 8:42:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | March 14, 2019 | Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
    Sea otters are unique for being the only marine mammal to use stone tools. They often use rocks to crack open shells while floating on their back, and also sometimes use stationary rocks along the shoreline as "anvils" to crack open mollusks, particularly mussels. A joint project including the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the University of California, Santa Cruz, among others, has resulted in a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary study published in Scientific Reports, combining ten years of observations of sea otters with archaeological methods to analyze sea otter use of such...
  • Democrat Party/Deep State each = Statue in Ozymandias

    03/24/2019 7:01:33 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    News ^ | 24 March 2019 | Percy Bysshe Shelley
    I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; And on the pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias (Obama, Clintons, Waters, Schumer, Pelosi, Brennan, Comey, McCabe, Chris Matthews, Jim Acosta, etc., ad nauseum), King of Kings; Look...
  • Ancient Inscription Points to Lost Temple of Unknown God in Yemen

    03/24/2019 2:53:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 59 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 19, 2019 | Owen Jarus
    "This plaque comes from a temple dedicated to the god Athtar Harman" Robin, researcher emeritus at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, told Live Science, explaining that "Bana" is a name used for a temple. "This god and his temple were unknown previously. Some details suggest that this temple was in the vicinity of Sana'a [also spelled Sana'a, a city which is the capital of Yemen]," Robin said, adding that he believes the tablet dates to the first century B.C. Historical records tell of a number of kingdoms that flourished in Yemen more than 2,000 years ago, some of...
  • Democrats melt down over "no further indictments" Mueller. Accountable forever for this.

    03/23/2019 10:48:44 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 52 replies
    News | 22 March 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Democrats are in meltdown. The collusion case has disintegrated and it is now seen that the whole thing with Mueller was a lie. All of the people who pushed this are now at risk, both legally and illegally. They may very well face court trials in the future or be assassinated by some lunatic. They are truly fearful knowing they ARE going to face some kind of consequence for their lies. Major perpetrators of this are the Clintons, Mueller, Schumer, Pelosi, Feinstein, Schiff, Brennan, Comey, Elijah Cummings, John Lewis, Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, Dick Durbin, Joe Biden,...
  • March 23, AD 536 ~ Mutiny of Justinian's Army in Africa

    03/23/2019 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 14 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | Florentius
    After his stunning re-conquest of Roman north Africa, and destruction of the Vandalic kingdom, Belisarius returned to Constantinople late in AD 534. He left prematurely because a conspiracy had sprung up accusing him of seeking to usurp the imperial power and set himself up as king of Africa. To defuse suspicion, he packed up his household and returned to the capital, his ships laden with the Vandal royalty as captives and the legendary Vandal treasure. Once in Constantinople, Belisarius received a traditional Roman triumph. But while the imperial court celebrated, the situation in Africa deteriorated. Belisarius had left his former...
  • On this date in 1865

    03/23/2019 4:53:34 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 9 replies
    Adjutant General of the Confederate Army Samuel Cooper issues General Order #14. This order lays out the requirements and procedures to enlist slaves as soldiers in the Confederate Army. About 200 slaves were enlisted under the provisions of the GO before the war ended.
  • The Cunard Line Oceanews (circa 1928)

    03/22/2019 4:10:34 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02-13-2015 | chicagofilmarchives
    A short promotional film directed at American tourist and travel trade to Europe. It begins with the SS Berengaria leaving New York harbor on route to Cherbourg or Southhamption. The film highlights the features of the ship as well as ship entertainment. The return trip documented is aboard the R.M.S. Mauretania, proclaimed as the “World’s Fastest Ship.” The film was likely sold and bought on board the ship as a souvenir and/or used as a promotional film by Cunard Line agents to entice first and second class passengers to take their ships for their transatlantic voyages. (appx 17 mins)
  • Compilation of President Reagan's Humor from Selected Speeches, 1981-89 (42 mins)

    03/22/2019 11:56:54 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-24-2018 | Reagan Library
    Full Title: Compilation of President Reagan's Humor from Selected Speeches, 1981-89 Creator(s): President (1981-1989 : Reagan). White House Television Office. 1/20/1981-1/20/1989 (Most Recent) Series: Video Recordings, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 Collection: Records of the White House Television Office (WHTV) (Reagan Administration), 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 Transcript: N/A Production Date: 1981-89 Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted (appx 42 mins)
  • The K-12 Lobotomy

    03/21/2019 5:51:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 30 replies
    CanadaFreePress ^ | Dec. 30, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    (Summary: In many ways, public schools seem deliberately organized to diminish intellect, not to enlarge it.)An acquaintance sent this note: “My sister tells of teaching math to college freshmen. The question was: If X plus 5 = 10, what is the value of X? It took her an entire week to get the kids to finally say ‘5.’ So the following Monday, just on a hunch, she gave them another problem: If Y plus 5 = 10, what is the value of Y? And no one could answer!” Remember, these students have been admitted to a community college. Presumably, many...
  • Unknown species found in new treasure trove of fossils found in China

    03/21/2019 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | March 21, 2019 | Ashley Strickland
    A newly discovered fossil site in China that dates back 518 million years contains more than 50% previously unknown species, according to a new study. The well-preserved Qingjiang site is helping scientists to fill gaps in the fossil record and provide a clearer picture of some of the earliest animal ecosystems. The site is unique in that it not only includes well-preserved fossils but soft-bodied organisms as well. Some of the animals include corals, sponges, sea anemones, jellyfish, comb jellies, arthropods and tiny invertebrates called mud dragons, as well as microscopic fossils.
  • How Obama got elected...

    03/21/2019 2:15:58 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 19 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | John Ziegler
    Needs shown again....to show how uninformed the American Public is.....How do we combat this?
  • First Anatolian farmers were local hunter-gatherers that adopted agriculture

    03/21/2019 12:29:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
    Farming was developed approximately 11,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent, a region that includes present-day Iraq, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan as well as the fringes of southern Anatolia and western Iran. By about 8,300 BCE it had spread to central Anatolia, in present-day Turkey. These early Anatolian farmers subsequently migrated throughout Europe, bringing this new subsistence strategy and their genes. Today, the single largest component of the ancestry of modern-day Europeans comes from these Anatolian farmers. It has long been debated, however, whether farming was brought to Anatolia similarly by a group of migrating farmers from the...
  • Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements into Australia

    03/21/2019 9:43:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | March 17, 2019 | University of Melbourne
    Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia, adding weight to the theory that the mainland Aboriginal population separated from other early humans at least 59 thousand years ago and possibly entered the country near the Tiwi Islands... Chronic HBV infection is endemic in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality due to liver disease and liver cancer. As part of caring for patients with hepatitis B infections in the CHARM study, the research team collected HBV samples from people...