David DeGerolamo has informed me of Seen.is (Iceland?!) a facebook style social media platform. I’m checking it out now, its not nearly as active as fakebook, but there are some folks on it.
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 […]
“When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you […]
Yay, we won! Portugal and Germany are the next two opponents. Germany will beat us, but if we can get at least a tie with Portugal, we’ll make it out of the group stage!
I don’t know if anybody who reads the crap I write will care about this, but I’m gonna post it anyway. I missed the Australian GP and so I wasn’t aware of the kerfluffle kicked up by the new engines. I turned up the volume for the start…and then turned it some more. I flipped […]
When I read about it on Takimag, I thought it was satire, but apparently its real. If I, a straight, white, Christian male, ie a homophobe, acccused the gays of this I would be raked across hot coals and have the skin peeled from my bones before being drawn and quartered. But, appareantly, and against […]
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David Yeagley passed away on the morning of March 11.
Just found this site through the Deliberate Agrarian, its called The Farm Hand’s Companion and this is his introductory video.
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The Blaze Cammack said cattle were soaked by 12 hours of rain early in the storm, so many were unable to survive an additional 48 hours of snow and winds up to 60 mph. “It’s the worst early season snowstorm I’ve seen in my lifetime,” said Cammack, 60. “As the days warm, more and more […]
The America’s Cup comes down to a final race tomorrow. New Zealand was 8 to 1, but Oracle Team USA (with a largely Kiwi crew) has come back winning 7 straight races. Tomorrow at 4:00 it will be settled in a single, winner take all race. Maybe I’m cynical, but I can’t help but wonder […]
Thinking about this dude, I began to wonder if its possible to not exist, statistically speaking. Also, I haven’t posted in a while. So, Richie Parker is black which is about 12% of the population. He’s an engineer about 5% of the total workforce, black engineers make up about 6% of the profession. He works […]
He was the single most influential player in the game. 1 goal and three assists is usually a pretty good game, but maybe not for Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey, since 2 of those assists were for the other team. Barclay’s Premier League is the top tier in English soccer, for those who don’t know, and Shelvey […]
Its often said that people are individuals, but statistics would seem to refute that.
Reacting to the vice president’s on-air appearance, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley reportedly said, “My God, they’ve embalmed him before he even died.” The following day, the Chicago Daily News ran the headline “Was Nixon Sabotaged by TV Makeup Artists?” Nixon later said, “I should have remembered that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ […]
Cooling is the new warming! Peru declares state of emergency after coldest temps in a decade kill 250,000 alpacas. The Atacama Desert, the driest hot desert in the world, gets heaviest snow in 30 years. Farmer’s Almanac US forecast says, “The “Days of Shivery” are back! For 2013–2014, we are forecasting a winter that will […]
For the parents
‘Mere concepts of morality have no business being law,’ said ZETA chairman Michael Kiok. ‘There are now animal brothels in Germany,’ Martin told the paper, adding that people were playing down the issue by by describing it as a ‘lifestyle choice’. Armed with a host of similar case studies, Ms Martin is now calling […]
An empire is a political body made up of multiple nations. When Rome was building it’s empire, the armies conquered territory and brought these new peoples under Rome’s political influence. Today, the US seems to be practicing reverse empire. Instead of conquering new territories, the US brings the people from those territories into US territory. […]
UPDATE BELOW Shariaunveiled.wordpress.com has been suspended by wordpress for violation of terms. I assume that means somebody complained to wordpress, but I don’t know. Their facebook page is here and twitter here, no statement, yet. 15 August, from Sharia Unveiled facebook page: As I am sure many of you have already discovered, wordpress.com shut down […]
Ostrander Bellepoint I’m not a large fan of breakfast. Or mornings. Every day I awaken earlier than I want to, often with the infernal sun blazing into my face from the bedroom window. Every night I lower the blinds on that window, but my dear Millie raises them when she so cheerfully wakes up at […]
Are some people just naturally superior in quantifiable ways? We know some are naturally intelligent, some are naturally dominant, some are naturally driven, it stands to reason that some are naturally all three. Thinking for a moment, I can come up with examples of extremely intelligent peope who never acheived influence in relation to their […]
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Found this on Vox Populi I am a soccer fan, I like European soccer. I will admit that their sportsmanship is generally lacking, what with the diving and always playing for the foul. I have never seen anything like what happened recently in Brasil, though. “The match took place June 30 at Pius XII stadium […]
The Russians Navy pulls out all the stops on this Somali pirate boat. No sign of the pirates.
This is round 4, its gets good after the one guy falls out of the ring.
Yeah, but how much can he bench?
UPDATE: Added a linguistic map to the bottom of this post. I always called them lightning bugs, but my wife and her mother call them fireflies. Where are you from and what do you call them?
Reading through the Anti-federalist papers, I see a similarity to today. While the Federalist Papers were written as coordinated effort by men in Congress to gain favor for their agenda, the Anti-Federalist Papers were written sporadically by various authors. Thefederalistpapers.org put it this way: “The arguments against ratification appeared in various forms, by various authors, […]
I found this site through SF Medic. Doom and bloom is a site run by a doctor and his nurse wife focussing on medicing in grid down scenarios. “In circumstances when you have lost access to modern medicine, there is no substitute for being medically prepared. Any disaster, short term or long term, puts […]
VIA Free NC Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs: “ It is intended as a repertory of scientific and popular knowledge as regards the medicinal, economical, and useful properties […]
Following a link from a link, etc. I came across Forgotten Books. Its a database of old books that can be read free online. Similar to Project Gutenberg or Project Gutenberg Australia, where I first read Algernon Blackwood, the spookiest writer ever!
I was checking through the links of some links on some site that I can’t remember and found this site. In the articles section I found Biblical Case for the Beard parts 1 and 2. As one of the bearded few, I found them interesting. Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, […]
I’m not commenting on anything, I just wanted to put these things somewhere I could find them. Crisis Actors Dzokhar Tsarnaev unarmed at time of boat shootout
Nicolás Gómez Dávila (“Don Colacho”) From the site: Gómez Dávila’s use of aphorisms was also motivated in part by polemical considerations. In the modern age, the reactionary cannot hope to formulate arguments that will convince his opponent, because he does not share any assumptions with his opponent. Moreover, even if the reactionary could argue from […]
Via tumblr An excerpt from the book Sled Driver: There were a lot of things we couldn’t do in an SR-71, but we were the fastest guys on the block and loved reminding our fellow aviators of this fact. People often asked us if, because of this fact, it was fun to fly the jet. Fun […]
Found these historic links on Michael Hardy’s blog. Formed in 1994, the North Carolina Civil War Tourism Council is a partnership of public and private organizations and individuals concerned with the preservation and welfare of North Carolina’s Civil War era sites and museums. By educating the public about North Carolina’s economic, cultural, and social experiences […]