Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Stuff around the net

How do you move huge blocks of stone when your carts can't carry the load?

You drag them via roads of ice.

sounds right. In Minnesota, the logging season was winter, because you could easily haul out the logs, whereas in summer, the place was a bog...


The two minute hate of the day is about Ted Cruz's father.

I'm not sure what this is about, but isn't hitting family below the belt? It should be...but Obama and Bush both had their ancestors bashed, so I guess not.

Even JFK was not immune to such things: at a time when anti Catholic sentiment was strong in the south Harry Truman opposed JFK and noted it was not his religion that was in question, but his father's financial shenanigans and his pro Nazi sympathies:

famous quote: it's not the Pope, it's the Pop...

Kennedy defused the controversy by joking:
“I have just received the following telegram from my generous Daddy. It says, ‘Dear Jack: Don’t buy a single vote more than necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.’


FYI: Dr. Who is 50 years old.


lecture of the week:
Rocky Squirrel, unwanted illegal alien.

or you can listen to Butterflies and Fractals.


India launches probe to Mars.


Don't Lutherans screen their pastoral candidates for mental illnesses?

On the other hand, the headline claiming she is a "star" is deceptive: if you read the entire article, you find that this "star" has an audience of...180 people...and hypes her book in her sermons.


Pope fights against modern slavery.

includes drug dealers using kids to smuggle or sell drugs, prostitution (where often the women take a job to be a maid, etc. and then find they are groomed as prostitutes) and organ donors/surrogate mothers, who often are paid a pittance while the "middle men" get all the money.

The western press often reads the Pope's sayings through the eyes of western culture, but he is actually speaking to those of us in the Third world, where the majority of Christians live.

Philippine news:

 another day, another typhoon: This one predicted to hit the Visayas on Friday (south of here).

the typhoons are causing food prices to go up, which is bad news.

Father Dizon, RIP....more here.



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