Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Stories below the fold

BBC reports that Black Sabbath's Toni Iommi is writing choral music for the (Anglican) Cathedral in Birmingham.

So what about their devil worship? dabbling that they quickly dropped, but it was the corporate sponsor who put the upside down crucifix on their album. ..which  says more about the record business than it does about satanism in music. He claims that the songs were about the danger of dabbling in satanism, not promoting it...


WesternDibs has a report on the top fossil finds in north America last year.


Catholic hospitals declines to do hysterectomy for transgender, and lawsuit follows.
Two comments from a medical secular standpoint that are not discussed in the article:
One:under medical ethics, it is not ethical to take out a uterus if you didn't have pathological problems. Hysterecctomies have a small but siignificant morbility and mortality associated with them.
Two; a less dangerous treatment is available that stops you from having periods: Endometrial ablation.


How absurd are snowflakes? Well, Driscoll at Instapundit links to an editor (!) who write about how he hyperventillated when he watches his plumber was white, because the plumber might (or might not be) a Trump voter.

My first thought was: would he write such a thing if the plumber was black (who might suport BLM) or Hispanic (he might have family in the drug cartel) or Arab (he might be a terrorist) ?


StrategyP age discusses will there be a trade war with China  podcast.

probably not. Trump and Xi are both business oriented and tough.


the good news here: NO terrorism against the Black Nazarene procession yesterday.

LaLaLand swept the Golden globes. Well, it's a paen to Hollywood so why not? As Wikipedia notes:

The film's title is a reference both to a nickname for the city of Los Angeles and to the idiom for being out of touch with reality.
and I correct myself about "Stranger things": The got lots of nominations but didn't win.
They were upstaged by QE2...


 working their way up the food chain: Duterte tells mayors if they are into the drug trade they will die.

but the Inquirer seems to be imitating the US MSM: includes this sentence:

Mr. Duterte, who has failed to make good on his promise to eradicate the drug menace in the first six months of his presidency
Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/860865/duterte-mayors-into-drugs-will-die#ixzz4VJP7BXgF Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
and they balame him for the 6000 dead, which less than half are in police raids. Yup. Payback is a bitch. Some of these are drug dealers killing snitches, but others are people killing the dealers a la Charles Bronson (vigilantes) or Dirty Harry (cops taking out suspects they know are guilty but will bribe their way out of being convicted)... link shows an example...

no, I don't support this, but the alternative is for the Philippines to become another Narco state like Colombia used to be, and like Mexico is now...


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