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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Caught in a freezing gale, Captain A.E. White was unable to do anything but watch as the icy waters of Lake Superior claimed the schooner Nelson, which was under his tow en route to the Keweenaw Peninsula. "Before we were aware of her danger, she began sinking," White, captain of the steamer A. Folsom, told a newspaper reporter in May 1899. "In a few minutes, she dove to the bottom." "The crew did not even have time to lower their yawl boat. Not a bit of wreckage was left to mark the spot," White said. "The Nelson disappeared as suddenly as one could snuff a candle." On Aug. 26, the first person in more than a century clapped eyes on the Nelson, which sat undisturbed on the bottom of Lake Superior since the day its captain watched his family and entire crew perish. read more

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In 1979, Houghton Mifflin paid $37,254 to purchase Mein Kampf's publishing rights back from the U.S. government. Cabinetreports that "over the next two decades, with sales of approximately fifteen thousand copies per year, the best estimate is that Houghton Mifflin realized profits of somewhere between $300,000 and $700,000 on its 1979 investment of $37,254. With the publication in October 2000 of a U.S. News and World Reportstory detailing the history of its publication of Mein Kampf, however, Houghton Mifflin announced that it would donate all of its accrued Mein Kampfprofits to charity."

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

The United States, which is suing Standard & Poor's for $5 billion for allegedly issuing inflated credit ratings before the 2008 crash, said Monday it is confident that documents the rating agency wants for its defense will not show that the lawsuit was filed in retaliation for a downgrade of the country's debt. In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, the Department of Justice said S&P's "general suspicions" do not justify the rating agency's request for the release of dozens of unredacted documents, including materials from former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. read more

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are agitating to dramatically curb federal bank regulators' ability to combat money laundering, calling for changes in decades-old financial fraud standards in an effort to aid payday lenders. read more

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Operators of two Taco Bells in upper Manhattan thought "outside the bun" by counterfeiting money and forcing underage workers to give fake $20 bills to customers as change, a lawsuit alleges. Annette Cirino is filing a class-action lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on behalf of her 17-year-old daughter, alleging the teen reported the allegations to cops after being "manipulated" into distributing funny money while working behind the counter at both restaurants. Her attorney described the fake cash as "terrible" copies slightly smaller than real $20 bills, adding they were likely produced on a laser-jet printer then run through a dryer to make them appear used.


Amazing that a sheep herder could nail SOULFLY to the wall 3000 years before his/her existence.

#177 | Posted by RobThomas

So you do support sexism? That's some harsh words for the ladies in your "good book".

Are you free of a wife? Then do not look for a wife. If you marry, however, you do not sin, nor does an unmarried woman sin if she marries; but such people will experience affliction in their earthly life, and I would like to spare you that. (1 Corinthians 7:27-28 NAB)

"If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her." Deuteronomy 22:28-29

Give no woman power over you to trample upon your dignity. (Sirach 9:2 NAB)

So ROB you cut your balls off for Christ, yet?

For there are eunuchs, that were so born from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, that were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, that made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. (Matthew 19:12 ASV)

If you have maybe you shouldn't have done that.

No one whose --------- have been crushed or whose ----- has been cut off may be admitted into the community of the Lord. (Deuteronomy 23:2 NAB)

Back to being mean to women.

If two Israelite men are fighting and the wife of one tries to rescue her husband by grabbing the --------- of the other man, her hand must be cut off without pity. (Deuteronomy 25:11-12 NLT)

I can believe you believe these myths? Going to say the OT doesn't matter since Jesus arrived. You know that's not true

"...the scripture cannot be broken." --Jesus Christ, John 10:35

So how many of you "Christians" have gouged their eyes out for looking on a woman lustfully? Scripture is fairly clear as to what you should do.

5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

C'mon believers show some conviction.

What's the "spirit" telling you?

10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

Probably not that. But it is the word of god. Not even the old testament ----- god but lovable jesus telling you to pluck your eye out and "deliver up the brother to death."

Infallible? Maybe, if your a twisted freak.

"Happy those who seize your children and smash them against a rock." Psalms 137:9 NAB

i do not believe Christianity could have surpassed Roman paganism without some real power at work.......

Actually you can thank the roman emperor Constantine for the accention of Christianity.

"Constantine became the emperor of Rome in 306, and was the most powerful person in his part of the world. His conversion to Christianity had far reaching effects on the common practice of the religion and on all the factions of Christianity that are present today.

His conversion happened during a war against his brother-in-law and co-emperor, Maxentius. According to the historian Eusebius (seeEusebius Pamphilus ), bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, before the crucial battle of Milvian Bridge, Constantine was convinced that he needed divine assistance. While he was praying for such assistance, God sent him a vision of a cross of light at midday, bearing the inscription "in hoc signo vinces " ("in this sign you will be victorious"). That night he had a dream that reaffirmed his earlier vision. God told him to use the sign he had been given as a safeguard in all of his battles. Thus, Constantine converted to Christianity and ordered the symbol of his Savior's name (the intersection of the Greek letter chi and rho) to represent his army. Constantine was victorious in the battle of the Milvian Bridge, and he continued to wear the symbol for Christ against every hostile power he faced.

Some argue as to whether or not Constantine's conversion experience was authentic. Some hypothesize that the "vision" Constantine saw was nothing more than a form of the rare natural event called the "halo phenomenon." This is caused by the sun reflecting off of ice crystals instead of rain in a rainbow. However, most historians accept Constantine's statement since he gave the testimony on oath. Also, Constantine showed sound judgment many times over in other situations. Further, Constantine did not recount this vision toEusebius until long after that battle had been won and he was in power. Thus, he was not using the story as a tool to gain acceptance. There is no way to "prove" the event, of course, but what is important is that Constantine believed it to be true."

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