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Rare fish sighting in Japan sparks ‘precursor to earthquake’ fears

According to Japanese legend, the fish will purposely rise to the surface and beach themselves whenever they believe trouble’s on the way. Residents have reported their presence before the arrivals of tsunamis and earthquakes in the past — including the 2011 Fukushima quake.


Imbolc, Candlemas, Groundhog Day

Today, Feb 2, is all of the above.  Imbolc is one of the ancient cross-quarter days in the Celtic calendar.  It marks the time when ewes begin lactating.

Candlemas celebrates the purification of the Virgin Mary after childbirth and also the presentation of the adolescent boy Jesus in the Temple, the only time in the canonical Bible we see him between infancy and age 30.... [Read More]


Saturday Night Science: At Our Wits’ End

“At Our Wits' End” by Edward Dutton and Michael Woodley of MenieDuring the Great Depression, the Empire State Building was built, from the beginning of foundation excavation to official opening, in 410 days (less than 14 months). After the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, design and construction of its replacement, the new One World Trade Center was completed on November 3, 2014, 4801 days (160 months) later.

In the 1960s, from U.S. president Kennedy’s proposal of a manned lunar mission to the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon, 2978 days (almost 100 months) elapsed. In January, 2004, U.S. president Bush announced the “Vision for Space Exploration”, aimed at a human return to the lunar surface by 2020. After a comical series of studies, revisions, cancellations, de-scopings, redesigns, schedule slips, and cost overruns, its successor now plans to launch a lunar flyby mission (not even a lunar orbit like Apollo 8) in June 2022, 224 months later. A lunar landing is planned for no sooner than 2028, almost 300 months after the “vision”, and almost nobody believes that date (the landing craft design has not yet begun, and there is no funding for it in the budget).... [Read More]


A Nation of Law(yer)s, Not of Men

In litigation, the most important thing is how the lawyer reacts or doesn’t react.  If a devastating piece of evidence or testimony emerges, but she does not flinch, simply moving on from it as quickly as possible, there’s a good chance the factfinders won’t register it as a strike against her case, either.   She doesn’t caknowledge when th other side makes a good point.  She maintains a neutral, confident facial,expression n case they’re looking. And they will be looking at her if they’ve noticed the activity at all.

On the other hand, she enacts shock, disbelief, outrage  (very often genuine) when the same thing , however slight, happens to an opponent.... [Read More]


New Normal

Remember when President O said that his very weak economic recovery was “the new normal.” He said that the sort of economic recovery we had historically experienced after a recession was no longer possible.

He was full of stuff. He was reading Leftist economics and drinking his team’s Kool-aid.... [Read More]


Damn winter….

Damn winter…

Well, this morning my 09 truck would not start, battery problem. So I used the 96 to get to work. Parking the 96 in the employee’s lot steam was emanating from beneath the hood. Upon opening the hood and closer examination  I found that the bushing on the water pump was leaking. I nursed it halfway home to Wally-World and purchased two gallons of 50/50 antifreeze mixture and a new battery for the 09. One gallon or the premixed antifreeze went in the vehicle and I nursed it home. I jumped the 09 with the new battery to get it started and drove it into the driveway. Changed out the battery and I hope it’s good to go in the morning. But probably all my radio stations were wiped because of the battery change.... [Read More]


Interview with Former Planned Parenthood Director.

If you have 45 minutes, please watch this interview with Abby Johnson. She was a former director of Planned Parenthood and is now a Pro-life activist. She is very knowledgeable of the abortion industry, and after this interview you will know why the left is pushing for these bills in these Progressive states and it is NOT to help women!!!!. It is only to line the pockets of the abortion industry which is a big donor to the Democrat party.

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