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  • Too Late: "Why the World Needs to Shut Down Coal-Fired Power Plants Faster Than Ever"   1 day 3 hours ago
  • Latest Official UN Climate Collapse Understatement: “already dangerous” and “increasingly likely” irreversible.   1 day 3 hours ago

    Won't the drowning death of millions living on the coastlines serve as population control?

  • Seraph Phrase anagrams   1 day 4 hours ago

    Here is another case where some anagrams only pop up after a new "word" gets added to my vocabulary. In this case it was the story of the estimated 1,400 children sexually abused in Rotherham which ran a couple of days ago (The Guardian, August 26th).

    Here are a couple of anagrams which surfaced as a result:

    Rotherham Douglas Lee Limn Acts Spidery Aphasia Spidery Aphasia

    Rotherham Palindromedary Egypt Cud Aphis Aliases Aphis Aliases

    Limn = illuminate

    And Carrying water for Sarah or perhaps a "camel (toe)" reference

    and APHIS could be the Dept of Ag thing or maybe a reference to AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) since the 55 letters do not include the letter "F".

    Not sure what to make of the timing. Will leave it up to others to double-check travel histories, etc.

  • "Rape Culture Claims Another Victim: Teen Ends Life After Photo Of Her Alleged Gang Rape Goes Viral"   1 day 4 hours ago

    Sorry, DL. Your Darwin reference about the young lady seems to have been inadvertantly truncated. Luckily there is an Edit function. Please don't deny us your heartfelt wit on the subject.

    And this so close on the heels of The Guardian article:

    Failures in Rotherham led to sexual abuse of 1,400 Children

  • Latest Official UN Climate Collapse Understatement: “already dangerous” and “increasingly likely” irreversible.   1 day 4 hours ago

    At the very least, America needs to implement emergency population controls.

  • A Rising Tide Only Lifts All Boats When Everyone Has a Boat.   1 day 5 hours ago

    :) kudo's on the title mr hartmann

  • Weird News   1 day 5 hours ago

    cont'd:

    Clara stays six years—with a brief escape—though she fails, from beginning to end, to believe in the immaculate conception of the Holy Ghost children, a central tenet of Heaven’s faith. The problem of motivation goes for Schweinfurth as well. He starts as an extremely religious young man, entirely noble until he proclaims himself the reincarnation of Dorinda Beekman and starts amassing land and followers. A follower attempts to explain:

    Mr. Schweinfurth … is one of the most persecuted saints the world has ever seen. When a Methodist, they did not like him because he preached against sociables. He said he did not believe in having kitchens attached to churches.

    Perhaps this is true. A minister from Rockford—who seems to be a historical figure—explains that he’s absolutely sure that Schweinfurth had no lusts of the flesh. Late in the book, when the congregation begins stirring, Schweinfurth announces his intention that his followers should be eunuchs, a promising development that goes nowhere, as does his sudden enthusiasm for pedigreed dogs “being valued at one thousand dollars each.” A description of Indiana fiddle-playing technique and tuning seems to have been included simply as padding.

    The book is confusing because it was published in early 1894—the introduction is dated December 20, 1893—a year before Schweinfurth’s reign came to its ignominious end. He and the three leading Angels were arrested for adultery in April 1895. Fictionalization might have been a strategy to avoid libel, but that seems craftier than might be expected for a book whose final illustration depicts an elderly Schweinfurth being greeted by the devil at the gates of Hell. McClenaghan’s characters hope that public outcry will eventually bring down Heaven, but it seems more likely that Schweinfurth will be deposed by the more mundane problem of disposing of the bodies of his residents, who fall ill and die at the same rates that everyone else did in the nineteenth century—a troubling problem when they’d been assured they’d live forever.

    Eternal life might be easy to sell but really, how long can you fake it? I suppose you could blame it on an angel. An angel that has been banished to hell. Or is this plot already written? This is all history btw, right near Rockford*

    Clara stays six years—with a brief escape—though she fails, from beginning to end, to believe in the immaculate conception of the Holy Ghost children, a central tenet of Heaven’s faith. The problem of motivation goes for Schweinfurth as well. He starts as an extremely religious young man, entirely noble until he proclaims himself the reincarnation of Dorinda Beekman and starts amassing land and followers. A follower attempts to explain:

    Mr. Schweinfurth … is one of the most persecuted saints the world has ever seen. When a Methodist, they did not like him because he preached against sociables. He said he did not believe in having kitchens attached to churches.

    Perhaps this is true. A minister from Rockford—who seems to be a historical figure—explains that he’s absolutely sure that Schweinfurth had no lusts of the flesh. Late in the book, when the congregation begins stirring, Schweinfurth announces his intention that his followers should be eunuchs, a promising development that goes nowhere, as does his sudden enthusiasm for pedigreed dogs “being valued at one thousand dollars each.” A description of Indiana fiddle-playing technique and tuning seems to have been included simply as padding.

    The book is confusing because it was published in early 1894—the introduction is dated December 20, 1893—a year before Schweinfurth’s reign came to its ignominious end. He and the three leading Angels were arrested for adultery in April 1895. Fictionalization might have been a strategy to avoid libel, but that seems craftier than might be expected for a book whose final illustration depicts an elderly Schweinfurth being greeted by the devil at the gates of Hell. McClenaghan’s characters hope that public outcry will eventually bring down Heaven, but it seems more likely that Schweinfurth will be deposed by the more mundane problem of disposing of the bodies of his residents, who fall ill and die at the same rates that everyone else did in the nineteenth century—a troubling problem when they’d been assured they’d live forever.[/quote] Eternal life is easy to promise, difficult to deliver. Now, had they blamed it on an angel, as a scapegoat, say an angel now banished to hell, but they didn't. Even in the 1800s a remake would never top the original.

  • Microsoft To Lay Off 18,000   1 day 5 hours ago

    Odd coincidence. Saw this headline on CNN recently:

    Bill Gates and his wife give $1 million to gun control push

  • Seraph Phrase anagrams   1 day 5 hours ago

    Ecuador Losing Iris Sam Leadership Apathy Sam Leadership Apathy

    Ecuador Oils (Silo,Soil) Rising Sam Leadership Apathy Sam Leadership Apathy

    Chemtrails Aerosolised Alum Things Apiary Phased Apiary Shaped

    Chemtrails Autism Hid Deranged (Gardened) Leprosy Aphasia Leprosy Aphasia

    NSA Mystic Somalget Duo Say Pariah Leadership Leadership Pariah

    USA NSA Mystic Retro Sly Dogma Pariah shaped lie Lie shaped pariah

    USA NSA Secretly Peoples Data Holy Hegira Mad Airship Mad Airship

    Alec Station ID Saudi God (USAID Dog) Paralyse Hampshire Paralyse Hampshire

    Do Ray Me Phah Saul La Ti Do Capitalism Ye Danger Seraph Is Seraph Si

    Doe Ray Me Phah Saul La Ti Doe Admiralty Spacing Phrase Is Is Phrase

    Doe Ray Me Phah Saul La Ti Doe Campaigns Tardily Phrase Is Is Phrase

    Doe Ray Me Phah Saul La Ti Doe Dramatics Playing Phrase Is Is Phrase

    Doe Ray Me Phah Saul La Ti Doe Myriad Capitalising Seraphs Phrases

    Doe Ray Me Phah Saul La Ti Doe Mystical Parading Phrase Is Is Phrase

    Doe Ray Me Phah Saul La Ti Doe Pyramidal Casting Seraph Si Is Seraph

    Doe Ray Me Phah Saul La Ti Doe Tiny Silica Paradigm Seraphs Phrases

    Rotherham Long Dictum Spidery Aphasia Sale Spidery Aphasia Sale

    Rotherham Neglect Odium Redisplays Aphasia Redisplays Aphasia

    The only thing that might be helpful is that a "hampshire" is a large hornless black-faced sheep.

  • Seraph Phrase anagrams   1 day 5 hours ago

    Here are some more on the Middle East:

    A Surly Israeli Child Pornography A Passim Heated A Heated Passim

    Anti Semitic Israel Happier Damage Hue Hard ass ploy Hard ass ploy

    Ariel Sharon Israeli PM Apartheid com guilt Shady Apse Pays Hades

    Ariel Sharon Israeli Settlers Upped Poach Gap Shady Aim Shady Aim

    Clear-eyed Israeli PM Rehash Russia Gym Plan Adios Path Aid Pathos

    Dahiya Doctrine Dahiya Lost Sugar Impales Seraph Impale Seraphs

    Dahiya Doctrine Hug (Ugh) Idolatry Meshes Appraisal Appraisal Meshes

    Dahiya Doctrine Israel Doughy Set Shem Appraisal Appraisal Mesh

    Dahiya Doctrine Israel US They Dog Shem Appraisal Appraisal Mesh

    Dahiya Doctrine Israel Use Thy Dog Shem Appraisal Appraisal Mesh

    Israel Murders Children Hid Gloom A Types Aphasia A Types Aphasia

    Israel Pushed Apartheid to Genocide Splashy Maria Ham Paralysis

    Israel Salutes Genocidal Riots Shaped my pariah My pariah shaped

    Israeli Antisemitism US Graced Splayed Pharaoh Pharoah Splayed

    Israeli Apartheidist Pushes Do Genocide Parlay Sham Parlay Hams

    Israeli Apartheidist So Pushed Genocide Parlay Sham Parlay Hams

    Israeli Child Pornographies EU Lair (rail) Apathy Massed Patsy Ashamed

    US Israeli Settlers Came Maligned Has Happy Radio Has Happy Radio

    US Riyal Israel Child Pornography A Passim Heated Heated a Passim

    Yisraeli Child Pornographer As Yule Data Emphasis Tada Emphasis

    Yisraeli Child Pornographer Sly UAE Data Emphasis ADA Steamship

    Yisraeli Child Pornographer USA Lye Data Emphasis ADA Shipmates

  • Weird News   1 day 6 hours ago

    cont'd:

    He, like Schweinfurth, is a master of mesmerism. Mamby appears to be as fictitious—he would find an easy home in the pages of Bram Stoker—as Clara. So does Dr. Brown, a doctor brought low by misfortune who takes refuge in Heaven and, through his skill in the black art of mesmerism, helps Schweinfurth raise the dead. (Mesmerism appears to be the chief source of Schweinfurth’s power, alongside his looking exactly like pictures of Jesus.)

    Six Years’s characters’ motivations are a mystery; they behave with a perplexing idiocy*. Arthur Fitzroy, Clara’s betrothed, follows her from Kentucky to Rockford and goes undercover, working as a stable hand in Heaven for five years without catching sight of her, except for once, when he mistakes another woman for her. Then he leaves when Schweinfurth—whom, bear in mind, he still believes to be a swindler— explains to him that she’s left. The woman he mistakes for Clara gets consumption and is sent off to Clara’s parents’ house in Kentucky to die (the death of an Angel being unseemly in Heaven) in front of her parents, who don’t notice that their daughter has been swapped out.

    * The author's words not mine, but I concur.

    This has the makings of an indie cult classic, maybe a John Waters type schlock.

  • Weird News   1 day 6 hours ago

    This is more weird history, but it was news then. .theparisreview.org/blog/2014/08/18/illinois-jesus/

    A block north of us, a large complex of buildings painted red bore the name Weldon Farm, but once it had been called Heaven. In the 1880s it had been the center of an obscure religious sect—still lacking a Wikipedia entry of their own—called the Beekmanites. A woman named Dorinda Beekman had declared herself to be Jesus, as one did in those days; she died after promising to rise from the dead in three days. Her considerable followers were disappointed until one of them, a red-headed man named George Jacob Schweinfurth, neatly solved the problem by explaining that her spirit had moved into his body. Many agreed; he and his followers, the Church Triumphant, moved into Heaven and lived communally, where he’d attracted attention as far away as the New York Times.

    A block south of my parents’ place, the road dead-ended in front of a run-down house. A “bad” family lived there, and their children occasionally went to school with me. We would have called them poor white trash had we not been afraid of being beaten up. Their house, ramshackle as it appeared to be, had a history as well: it had once been Hell. Schweinfurth had lived in luxury in Heaven, arrayed with young women called Angels. Their husbands, had they any, and members of the group who’d fallen out of favor, were sent to Hell, where the work needed to keep the sect fed was done.

    Mind you, this was before radio, so conjuring up a Jesus, Heaven and Hell might have been easier then it sounds. Had they been near water maybe Noah would've had a chance, and we know from history witches were as easy to make up as an Obama scandal or voting fraud case. Satan still makes appearances today to some(see the guy that microwaved his hand). The author is addressing midwest culture and continues:
    The end of the Church Triumphant is predictable. The Angels started bearing children; this was declared to be a miracle, their fathers being the Holy Ghost, but the locals noticed that many were suspiciously red-haired. After too many Holy Ghost Children, Schweinfurth was arrested and driven from town. Later, he announced that he’d taken up Christian Science and moved to Chicago, where he became a realtor, thereafter vanishing from history.

    I was surprised, at the time, that most of my classmates seemed entirely unfamiliar with this story. Schweinfurth’s cult was considerably more interesting than anything that seemed to have happened in Winnebago, Illinois, in the succeeding century. I came to realize I’d made a novice move: it was unseemly to be interested in local history. No one in the Midwest is familiar with the phrase “tall poppy syndrome,” but the idea, which can be traced from Herodotus, is abundantly familiar: those that stand out are cut down.

    Red haired babies from the holy ghost started to raise questions. Those midwesterners are sharp as a tack, no? [ftr Roger, I'm from Dayton OH]

  • "Rape Culture Claims Another Victim: Teen Ends Life After Photo Of Her Alleged Gang Rape Goes Viral"   1 day 7 hours ago

    /university-students-develop-anti-sexual-assault-nail-polish/

    Another tactic might be to bring your own travel mug with a lid to pour your drink in to. Then only order from the bartender to see your drink's chain from pour to personal vessel. Or a plastic cap with a straw that fits the glass. One could also order the same thing as the guy and switch drinks. If he starts to keel over he was trying to drug you. Bottled beer ordered from the bartender, drank from the bottle is safe, for the most part.

  • 2014 IZZY Awards   1 day 7 hours ago

    Jeremy Scahill is one of the greatest investigative reporters this country has produced, way up there with Greg Palast. Considering the current trend of various governments (including ours) targeting, jailing and killing these noble souls, he is also a hero. - AIW

  • Now it's Burger King That Plans to Screw US Taxpayers by Moving its Headquarters out of the Country   1 day 8 hours ago

    Any excuse whatsoever to bash Obama eh dex? You forgot to somehow connect in Bill Ayers LOL

  • Now it's Burger King That Plans to Screw US Taxpayers by Moving its Headquarters out of the Country   1 day 8 hours ago

    Guess I can't boycott something I never buy anyway. It's been at least twenty years since I ate my last "whopper with cheese".

    Fast food sucks. Toxic, artery-clogging crap; million-dollar CEO "bonuses" on the backs of overworked and underpaid burger flippers... Hey, you vote with your money! And you are what you eat. So my friends... bon appetit! - AIW

  • College Grads And The Student Loan Fairies   1 day 8 hours ago
  • "Rape Culture Claims Another Victim: Teen Ends Life After Photo Of Her Alleged Gang Rape Goes Viral"   1 day 8 hours ago

    William Hayden has a schlong, ee-eye-ee-eye-oh

    Sticks it where it don’t belong, ee-eye-ee-eye-ohhh…

  • "Cops Gone Wild"   1 day 8 hours ago

    john-oliver-covers-ferguson-and-he-nails-it check out the graffiti blessed mail box that cnn did not pixelate. Maybe it looked like fck the cops from their camera angle, no problem with that. Could be a contraction for fyck, feck, or fick but I didn't see feck. Of course that would make it .............. feckless, wouldn't it?.

  • "Rape Culture Claims Another Victim: Teen Ends Life After Photo Of Her Alleged Gang Rape Goes Viral"   1 day 9 hours ago

    Another awesome post by “drc2”. Are you listening, “drbjmn”?

    Humans are not elephants. I don’t recognize the connection. “When an adolescent male elephant goes into musk, and there are no adult males to keep him in check, he kills the rhinos, and wreaks havoc on the territory….” So what? And what does “beating” someone “into submission” accomplish, except leaving another person with an axe to grind and a lot of rage to misdirect on another innocent “scapegoat”?

    I don’t get your point. How am I supposed to know whether you mean what you say, or are “partially kidding” or whatever? I’m not a mind reader. I don’t happen to know you personally, making it all the more difficult to interpret where you are actually coming from.

    Who is “uselessly appealing to society’s softer side” anyway, and how? You’re not making much sense.

    I'm well aware that some adolescent boys have difficulty handling their hormonal surges. I'm also aware that it is not my problem, or Zenzoe's problem, or my friend Michele's problem. It's their (the boys') problem, and for them to deal with themselves, with maybe a little guidance from older male role models. We've all got our challenges in life; women and girls have their own crosses to bear. - AIW

  • Now it's Burger King That Plans to Screw US Taxpayers by Moving its Headquarters out of the Country   1 day 9 hours ago

    /tax-tools-and-resources/pages/corporate-tax-rates-table. I think the reason US rates are so high is kind of like extortion. You pay 40% unless you pay for campaigns, or what the mafia used to call, protection. Once you sign up for campaign contributions your tax rate slides down to the average of 12% or with more contributions, tax payers actually pay you.

    Canada is 26%, Sweden 22%, New Zealand 28%, Europe is 19.5%, EU is 20.5%, OECD average is 24% and they all have national health.

  • College Grads And The Student Loan Fairies   1 day 9 hours ago

    Yep, they amp it up all right. QUACK QUACK QUACK! - AIW

    P.S. What DynoDick calls "Student Loan Fairies" look more like Student Loan Pirates & Vultures to me.

  • Pay Ransom or Not?   1 day 9 hours ago

    It was a pun. I thought of italicizing afterwords to clarify, but got tied up with the apple bit add-on. Technically the missionaries perished while the tribe was parished. The missionary parish became verbified when they sated the tribe. The tribe went from famished to parished, parished being full, a local dialect after the first ship, according to my anthropological research [in my mind].

  • Microsoft To Lay Off 18,000   1 day 10 hours ago

    Windows 3.0, released in 1990, improved the design, mostly because of virtual memory and loadable virtual device drivers (VxDs) that allow Windows to share arbitrary devices between multi-tasked DOS applications.
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  • Why are we letting Americans go hungry?   1 day 10 hours ago

    Maybe you can’t see it, because you’re not looking at from the context of the time, but the New Deal was a result of external pressure outside of the government that forced the system to protect itself against reproach from the citizenry. Washington referred to this, along with a lot of other Founding Fathers, as a leveling spirit. The Civil Right movement of the 60’s and most popular movement in the U.S that had success was because the powers that be concede their stance to protect the system, so in return they could dismantle within using the same system that they protected against popular change. Thom on several occasion has made this point, especial with New Deal and the mood of the nation changing toward socialism or communism, however, he’s never made that connection completely. I am not advocating for either systems, I’m just making the point about the under current of the nation and that the people in power completely understood at that time.

    FDR clearly went to the powers at the time and explained that their way of life was about to be directly threaten by the volition of the people. The New Deal was a brief concession by the ruling class, which was immediately attacked using the unchanged established institutions that existed to protect minority rule against leveling spirit of the majority. This 50 plus year attack on the New Deal, over time, is clearly reflected in the laws and policies that have changed, limited or completely dismantled those benefits and protection that the New Deal offered society. This has been done without consent of the people and that should be proof that we do not live in a democracy.

    We do not move forward in this country by the popular method of democracy because it does not exist. We are allowed progress because our “betters” decide, either form fear of popular that might fundamentally change the limited function of representative government or that their rule by minority consensus might be directly challenged by the unbridled heard.

    I personally have never taken Jefferson’s rhetoric on popular democracy seriously. However, there was a deliberate move by Jefferson’s colleagues to keep him away from the constitutional convention. His belief in the democratic process might have been the reason for that exclusion.

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