I like Penn and Teller. I looked at an interview with Teller talking about his film “Tim’s Vermeer”. I had often wondered what his voice sounded like so I listened. His film so intrigued me I looked for a clip. Here is a clip from the film.
I am living in the Celsius world so at 30 degrees and above (86 plus) it becomes unbearable here. It stays about that temp for only a few weeks but it sure seems longer (like months). But if it goes down by only about 3 degrees (6) life gets back to normal. Luckily, next week the temp will go down by those three degrees. The Sweat Sock gets to be just a Sock then.
I am reminded of the old days here before air conditioning. If one could one just left for the summer to a cooler clime. For those who couldn’t would fanned themselves and opened all the windows and try to get a breeze going through the house. ... [Read More]
I just finished a long conversation with my husband about our financial strategy going forward:
The Don is in the midst of making some long overdue corrections in our economy especially in reference to China. Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama allowed a Communist superpower to fund a strong military and intellectual robbery.... [Read More]
A few weeks ago, in my “New religiongeschichtliche Schule” post, Hypatia made an observation that prompted this post. She observed that many people think that Jesus appeared at the time he did because God had devised a world in which the Gospel could spread rapidly and far and wide:
Christianity could not have arisen except out of the Jewish scriptures. Nor, I learned in my Bible class, could it have spread across the globe if it hadn’t arisen within the far-flung empire of Rome. That period was “ the fullness of time”.
I absolutely agree with this thinking, and want to make a few observations on point.
As the author of that most notorious document, “The Use of the Apostrophe in the English Language”, I’m always on the lookout for how that most humble of punctuation marks humbles the high, mighty, and pompous. One of these days I’m going to make a “meme” (yes, I know that this is a corruption of the original meaning of the word) which shows the apostrophe key on a keyboard with the legend “The apostrophe key: its there to show readers if your an idiot.” Indeed, nothing so distinguishes slapdash scribbling from words worth reading than confusion between “its” and “it’s”. That’s because the rule distinguishing them is so easy to remember: “If you mean ‘it is’, or ‘it has’, write ‘it’s’. Otherwise, write ‘its’.” In particular, the use of “it’s” when the possessive “its” is intended, which I call an “idiot ‘it’s’ ”, is the signature of the sloppy writing of a muddled mind.
I’ve been checking out this story about Sean Spicer being cast on the next season of Dancing with the Stars. I don’t know why he would want to go on the show. I remember Tucker Carlson saying he cringes every time he the footage of his time on the show, but I guess it’s good exposure. Apparently, the host of the show and some other folks are against Sean Spicer’s casting. I suppose the taint of all things Trump just sticks to you forever according to these people. They might as well have said “Sean Spicer has cooties” as the reason not to cast him.
These people act like middle school girls. This is how middle school girls work. There is a female hierarchy. The alpha female determines the worth of the other girls in her clique. If she likes you, you can stay. Now, if one girl isn’t up to snuff she will cast her out of the clique and ensure no one else who wants to be associated with the alpha can ever be seen talking or associating with the outcast girl.... [Read More]
How long has it been since you saw any news or discussion about the global persecution of Christians? (I mean, besides my posts.) The churches are under attack all over the world, with dozens or sometimes hundreds killed monthly. This carnage goes unnoticed by American mass media. In fact, American mass media seem determined to keep this information hidden. American Christians are not acting to help Christians around the world because they do not know the extent of the plight.
Other religious minorities experience persecution. This also gets neglected by the purveyors of “news.” But the one clear thing about religious persecution is, it mostly affects Christians, and it is overwhelmingly attributable to Muslims and Communists.
In recognition of the extents of religious persecution, the United Nations declared August 22, 2019 to be an “International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.”
I made a list a month or so ago about stuff the media, our teachers, our doctors, our government told me growing up which has turned out to be either complete crap or worse, dangerous.
I don’t know why I just stumbled upon this now since this study was published in 2014 but it turns out that Harvard did a study that found that fluoride in the water can lower the IQ of babies in utero.... [Read More]