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Finally! A flying car!

July 8, 2011

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I have to admit I didn’t expect to see anything like this in my lifetime. The first of these vehicles are to be delivered to customers this year.  Courtesy of the LA Times: I don’t think these are going to be big sellers (price, space issues), but it’s cool to watch them anyhow.

Oldest Images of Christ’s Apostles Uncovered

June 22, 2010

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Just a cool story from the UK Telegraph  (h/t: Twitter user @lamblock): Scientists used advanced laser technology to remove a hardened crust of dirt and calcium deposits in order to bring to light the brightly coloured 4th century paintings of Saints John, Paul, Andrew and Peter. The images adorn the ceiling of a vault, carved […]

Blog News of Note

April 7, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=computer&iid=7625151″ src=”8/e/5/a/California_Unemployment_Rates_ef27.jpg?adImageId=12209408&imageId=7625151″ width=”234″ height=”149″ /] News and commentary from some of my favorite blogs and websites: After the beating Bart Stupak has taken from both sides on the health care reform debate, he may not run for re-election. The cause of the recent earthquake in southern California is revealed, apparently Depak did it! […]

Aunt Zeituni Makes Second Attempt For Asylum

February 4, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=Zeituni&iid=2402853″ src=”7/a/c/0/Obamas_Kenyan_Aunt_c838.jpg?adImageId=9904609&imageId=2402853″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /] From the AP (via Breitbart): President Barack Obama’s African aunt has testified at a hearing in U.S. Immigration Court, making another bid for asylum because of what her lawyer said included medical reasons. A spokeswoman for her lawyer says Kenya native Zeituni Onyango (zay-TUH’-nee awn-YAHN’-goh) testified for about 2 1/2 […]

Appalling: Aborted Fetus’ Skin Cell Proteins Used in Beauty Cream

November 5, 2009

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From the Washington Times: A San Francisco cosmetics company has ignited an outcry among pro-lifers for including an unexpected ingredient in its anti-aging creams: skin-cell proteins from an aborted fetus. Children of God for Life, a watchdog group that monitors the use of fetal material in medical products, called last week for a boycott of […]

Dead In Plain Sight, Neighbors Assumed Body Was Part of Halloween Display

October 16, 2009

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From the L.A. Times: The body of Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed, 75, an apparent suicide, sat decomposing on his Marina del Rey balcony for days because neighbors thought the lifeless figure was a dummy and didn’t call police. All I can say is “ewwww”.  Most obvious observation is the last line of the article: “There doesn’t […]

Popular German Organic Gardener Learned Growing Tips from Experiments Run in Dachau Concentration Camp

October 9, 2009

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From the UK’s TimesOnline: Alwin Seifert, best-selling German author of the book “Gardening, Working the Soil Without Poison,”  may have learned gardening tips from gardening experiments run in the Dachau concentration camp. In her book “Between Heaven and Hell,”  Daniella Seidl  says that Seifert, who died in 1972, was “one of the top landscape gardeners of […]