WRAL Durham, N.C. — Police and Durham officials said Tuesday that they are disturbed by two shootings within four days in which police officers appeared to have been targeted by gunmen. Last Thursday night, Officer J.T. West was sitting in his patrol car on Lakeland Street when two men approached his vehicle from behind. As […]
Via Plott Hound 2013 ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Asheville has joined Los Angeles and Chicago in approving a resolution to phase out the use of fossil fuels to create electricity and replace them with clean energy. The unanimous vote by the City Council targeting Duke Energy’s coal-fired power plant makes Asheville the first southern city to […]
Norwegian weather station on Jan Mayen Translation of the signboard: »Theory is when you understand everything but nothing works. Practice is when everything works but nobody understands why. On this station, we combine theory and practice in a way that nothing works and nobody understands why«
Via Refugee Resettlement Watch
The Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) is our State Christmas Tree. It is an indigenous tree with a very small natural range growing only in Southwestern Virginia, Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina above 3900 feet. Named for Scottish botanist John Fraser, it is cultivated for use as a Christmas tree locally as well as in […]
This Nativity night bestowed peace on the whole world; So let no one threaten; This is the night of the Most Gentle One – Let no one be cruel; This is the night of the Humble One – Let no one be proud. Now is the day of joy – Let us not revenge; Now […]
“Viderunt Omnes” is a traditional Gregorian chant of the 11th century. The work is based on an ancient gradual of the same title, which was previously expanded upon by composers of the Notre Dame school. This organum, thought to be written for Christmas festivities, would have retained the same purpose as the original gradual – […]
An album of Christmas music from the Renaissance performed by the Boston Camerata. Click the amazon link for a track listing.
Here’s a video of Luke 2 in Latin, Goth and a range of Englishes showing the evolution of language.
Lennon Lacy was the 17 year old black kid found hanging from swing set. The family has contacted the NAACP and FBI convinced that Lacy was lynched. Now a 32 year old white woman has come out saying she is Lacy’s girlfriend. Daily Mail ‘Brimhall said: ‘In February I left my husband Michael and I […]
According to the Washington Post, the GOP will control nearly 2/3 of state legislative chambers and 31 governorships. I’m sure that has nothing to do with this: ‘As announced today to the AP staff, the specialists will collaborate with statehouse reporters, as well as on their own projects and stories focused on government accountability and strong […]
My guess is the person with the beep is hitting it randomly.
WSOCTV DALLAS, N.C. — The Town of Dallas moved its nativity display off town property following complaints from a national group. But the mayor plans to fight and get it back where it has been on display for the last 40 years. Last year someone spotted the display on the courthouse square and called the […]
MSN also WRAL and probably others. Bladenboro, NC Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set at 7:25 am August 29. Local police have ruled it a suicide, but the family has contacted the NAACP. NAACP state president ‘Rev’ William J barber II, of ‘Moral Monday‘ fame, has opined that the cops half-assed the […]
Once again 99.5 has begun it’s nonstop rotation of the 7 Christmas songs they have in their collection and, once again, I am annoyed. Here’s some Christmas hymns you probably won’t hear on the radio.
…is apparently negative 160 million pounds or so. I thought these were interesting enough to post and I feel like I need to post occasionally! Via comment by The Tory on Takimag Here is the annual report for the Crown Estate for 2012. Net profits were 240.2 million which all go to Parliament and out […]
Via commenter at TRS (Click to enlarge)
I’m not going to post the whole article, just the table and one quote. Follow the link to read the whole thing. VDare ‘Secondly, the increase in the foreign-born working-age population over the past year (1.29 million) exceeds the number of legal immigrants admitted annually, which has been running at about 1 million. Obvious implication: […]