A few days ago or was it weeks, 10 Cents did some moon images with, I presume, his new camera. Finally I had a clear night and attempted to do the same. But not really ever getting into my camera to understand settings, I just let it fly. So here you are 10 Cents;
Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.... [Read More]
It is funny how “appeasement” popped into my mind. Isn’t that what is happening now? If only one side with disarm the other side would settle down and not make more demands. It didn’t work so well the last time, did it? Who are the Neville Chamberlains of this generation? I remember Chameberlain was quite popular for a time till his “peace” went to pieces.
I am posting to take another shot at the “Historical Jesus” nonsense that has dominated academic programs of study. You know the university “Religious Studies” classes that teach Jesus as a myth-embellished street preacher instead of as the Right Hand of G-d. In this post I want to dispute against the anti-Christian notion that the initial Jesus movement did not consider Jesus to be divine, and that the idea of Jesus as G-d is something that developed later and came from sources in the surrounding Pagan culture.
Allow me to direct your attention to evidence found in St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. There are several reasons for choosing to argue from Galatians. First, it has widespread acknowledgement as a genuine letter by Paul, even among anti-Christian academics.
Well over 90% of sexually active adults have, or at sometime had, human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. It’s often minimally or non- symptomatic. It often clears up in its own, but it is one of those viruses like herpes which never leaves the body once you’ve hosted it.
Some of those women also get cervical cancer. Some of those men get throat cancer. Most do not, or the death rates of these cancers would be astronomically high.... [Read More]
Of course they did. See, the Portland Police have been sharing video of riots on social media.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau, challenging its livestreaming of protests.
The ACLU contends the bureau’s practice of filming and broadcasting protesters violates state law that prohibits police from collecting or maintaining information about the political, religious or social views, associations or activities of people who are not suspected of criminal activity.
Yesterday a federal judge in New York ordered that deposition testimony of Jeffrey Epstein mistress and co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, be unsealed and available to the public. There are a couple of interesting observations from the story to which I have linked. First, the headline says “Maxwell documents” leading one to think that there is no legal significance to them, i.e., that they cannot be used for evidentiary purposes. However, if you read into the story, you will find that these “documents” are really over 400 pages of deposition testimony, which can be used as evidence either to impeach a witness or for substantive purposes, such as statements of an opposing party. Furthermore, the deposition was given in a civil case that pertains to the exact same facts and circumstances from which Maxwell’s criminal trial arose, so, again, these “documents” can be offered as evidence. And one last thing before moving to point number two: depositions are given under oath before a court reporter and judge. This is what gets them over the hump of being merely hearsay.
Second, the stories–at least as the New York Post presents them–are in a slow, drip, drip style. This means that if you do not follow all of the stories released by the Post, you are likely not going to see the ones that detail who was participating in what. Here is an example: the story that I linked to above only mentions Prince Andrew and nothing more. However, the Post also has stories about Bill Clinton and Alan Dershowitz, but you are not going to see this unless you follow the story line, as laid out by the Post, down the rabbit hole.... [Read More]
Few people remember Since You Went Away. Produced (and written) by David O Selznick in 1944, after his great successes Gone with the Wind and Rebecca, it was a commercial and critical success at the time, nominated for 9 Oscars, including Best Picture and 3 of the 4 acting Oscars.... [Read More]
Comedian Owen Benjamin, not to be confused with YouTuber Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), was kicked off Patreon last year. His supporters on Patreon were not pleased and used a provision of Patreon’s terms of service to demand arbitration for their complaints. This provision required Patreon to front the arbitration fees.
Patreon’s terms included language that allowed any users of the plaltform to litigate their case individually under California’s JAMS arbitration scheme.... [Read More]