how are some more certain of everything than i am of anything?….

PT’s things for sale

Posted by rmwjr on October 19th, 2014

#4 boxes 24 each, NOS, watts sea tech union elbow

http://tucson.craigslist.org/mat/4721602592.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271640475679

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r6790 rigid collated screwgun

http://tucson.craigslist.org/tls/4721627922.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271640495186

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2 handled kitchen faucet show house by moen. instructions are not for this model

http://tucson.craigslist.org/mat/4721661192.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/high-arced-kitchen-faucet-/271640533495

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haws drinking fountain with basin.bowl

http://tucson.craigslist.org/mat/4721708982.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/mat/4721708982.html

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pump&motor

http://tucson.craigslist.org/tls/4721990059.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OSMONICS-SS1804X-TONKAFLO-STAINLESS-20GPM-CENTRIFUGAL-PUMP-MOTOR-1-1-4IN-B214135-/271640719381?

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bidet plumbing #3

http://tucson.craigslist.org/hsh/4722008148.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/moen-bidet-plumbing-/271640745691?

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tub faucet

http://tucson.craigslist.org/for/4722031970.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271640756283

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lotion soap dispenser

http://tucson.craigslist.org/hab/4722065841.html

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slip joint nuts/rings 2 boxes 95&96
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kitchen sink baskets #4
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still working on parabolic trough solar hot water

Posted by rmwjr on October 18th, 2014

saturday
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http://www.viralnova.com/last-survivors/

http://postost.net/2014/10/how-are-you-escape-being-sentenced-hell

http://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/top-13-tips-for-making-facebook-the-best-genealogy-networking-tool/

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/02/youre-getting-dumber-as-you-age-heres-how-to-slow-the-decline/252061/

http://www.ranker.com/list/interesting-pictures/robert-wabash?format=SLIDESHOW&page=2

===
costs for parabolic trough solar hot water
paid $100
fittings 74
propane torch 34
hf 17
===

sunday
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dawn at frog pharm 6am, waiting for joe to pickup concrete mixer

monday
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http://www.alternet.org/books/meet-man-who-lied-send-rosenbergs-their-deaths

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/20/swat_teams_brutal_murder_how_they_killed_an_innocent_man_on_his_childhood_driveway/

http://biologos.org/blog/growing-up-evangelical-my-story-of-making-peace-with-evolution

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/forms/PropertyTaxCases/tax_txsc1.asp

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/19/the_end_of_the_old_world_how_technology_shrunk_america_forever/

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/19/what_we_really_talk_about_when_we_talk_about_religion/

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/19/american_meats_disgusting_secret_why_factory_farms_are_even_worse_than_you_thought/

http://gizmodo.com/5785983/android-may-be-the-greatest-legal-destruction-of-wealth-in-history

https://signalvnoise.com/posts/333-warren-buffett-on-castles-and-moats

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/meaning-of-open.html

“Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left,” by Mark C. Taylor

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/secret-slack-shadows-job-market-090007226.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/10/does-england-have-the-solution-to-the-grade-inflation-problem/381571/

tuesday
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http://www.viralnova.com/creepiest-abandoned-house-ever/

http://www.viralnova.com/just-wrong-facts/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/business/it-looked-like-a-stabbing-but-takata-air-bag-was-the-killer.html

https://bobsullivan.net/cybercrime/identity-theft/white-house-orders-use-of-credit-cards-with-chips-safer-plastic-slowly-becoming-a-reality/

http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/extinct-tree-which-has-resurrected-ancient-seeds-00901

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/10/democrats-defy-obama-in-favor-of-ebola-travel-ban/381712/

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/10/dating-vs-married-how-text-messages-change/381692/

http://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-religions/roman-god-bacchus-christian-icon-002237

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20141021_Proof_of_Lazaretto_immigrants_final_resting_place.html

http://www.alternet.org/culture/6-americas-most-panicky-misinformed-overreactions-ebola-virus?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

http://biologos.org/blog/the-genesis-rock

http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2010/PSCF12-10Spradley.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/nyregion/rules-and-paperwork-keep-long-islands-immigrant-children-from-classroom.html

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/09/17/molly-oldfield-secret-museum-alfred-nobel-will/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2014/10/20/phlebotinum-young-earth-creationism-and-the-willing-suspension-of-disbelief/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/21/she-tweeted-against-the-mexican-cartels-they-tweeted-her-murder.html

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hot water at frog pharm, soon

Posted by rmwjr on October 11th, 2014

saturday
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http://www.nordstjernan.com/news/sports/6655/

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/10/this-way-to-brexit-what-would-happen-if-britain-left-eu?CMP=fb_gu

http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/eerie-masks-preserve-history-and-breathe-life-dead-002195

—-
i’ve been hammering at this particular brickwall from lots of directions. looking for someone to help with property addresses in philadelphia.
i’ve been trying to work through a brick wall by carefully plotting the addresses of my swedish ggparents&associated relatives in philadelphia.
the address i’m interested in is 504-508 n 8th st, the names are harry f and sophie williams, the time frame is 1900-1920. their marriage certificate lists 1123 brandywine st.- in 1899. in 1900 census they are at 504 n 8th. in 1910 they are at 508 and 504 is occupied by balistocky either a jewish cigar seller or a small cigar factory. by 1920 harry is gone, sophie&kids have moved away and she takes in boarders and appears to run a boarding house.
in 1902 harry buys a diner at 40 s 4th, and is apparently selling cigars at 508 n 8th in 1904 to 1913 and running the diner. in 1903, Kilstrom Chas, machinist, is living with harry & sophie at 508 N 8th. his sister is theresa (carlsdotter) johnson, when he dies in may 1913 his BIL benjamin id’s the body, charles(carl) lives with them at the time at 1302 n 50th.
this is where i run out of data for harry f williams. sophie appears in phila dir at 508 n 8th st as dining 1914,5,6; in 1919-1923 she appears at 628 n 55th st.. a new name philip atlas appears as a cigar seller at 508 n 8th. harry’s last appearance is in 1913 dir.
the big question is what happens to harry f? i believe charles r kilstrom is a close relation and his death unhinges harry but i have no evidence of a relation other than the 1903 directory putting charles at 504 n 8th.
i could use some help fleshing out that area in that time frame. what kind of neighborhood is this, was it immigrant? one reason for plotting is that i believe they did not drive and used trolleys. so the closer they are the better. the family doesn’t disperse westward until ww2.
harry f has a cousin carl a kelstrom who lives at 2235 n carlisle st in 1920.
sophie has a half brother olof ekstrom who lives for decades at 4550 regent. sophie has a sister hilda ekstrom kilstrom who in 1918 lives at 1926 Wallace.
my issue is where everyone was in 1913 to 1916 to try to figure out what happened to harry f williams.
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sunday
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/us/at-forlorn-urban-churches-mass-gets-crowded-in-a-flash.html

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_1108_23-horrifying-diseases-you-wont-believe-existed/

http://www.nordstjernan.com/news/traditions/3459/

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/10/07/rebecca-goldstein-personal-identity/

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/12/3579143/vongfong-japan-storm-losses/

http://www.viralnova.com/diy-adventure-truck/

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/12/google_makes_us_all_dumber_the_neuroscience_of_search_engines/?source=newsletter

first bee hive in ironwood grove bee yard at frog pharm

monday
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http://biologos.org/blog/ken-ham-we-need-a-better-conversation-perhaps-over-dinner

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/10/steve-jobs-first-business-was-selling-blue-boxes-that-allowed-users-to-get-free-phone-service-illegally/

“My Sledge and Hammer lie reclined, My Bellows too have lost their wind. My Fire’s extinct, my Forge decayed, And in the dust my Vice is laid. My Coal is spent, my Iron gone, My firedried Corpse now lies at rest, My Soul smoke-like is soaring to be blest.”

from: http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/9660903.Famous_tombstone_in_danger_of_collapse/

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/08/cornell-professor-gave-us-chicken-nugget/

https://www.barna.org/teens-next-gen-articles/528-six-reasons-young-christians-leave-church

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re: Please help me to understand how Biologos maintains that “the Bible is fully inspired by God” and yet what the Bible teaches about the physical world is not. This seems like a contradiction to me……

you can not communicate without using a language. all languages are embedded with a culture and a time period. what you call “teaches about the physical world” is to us, modern science. to the ancient hebrews who wrote the Scriptures it was common sense, eyewitness, naive accounts conditioned and taught by all the cultures that surrounded them.

genesis is thoroughly embedded in a culture that thought a flat earth, with a solid crystal firmament , with a sun moon and stars, all lights, revolved around the earth. this, we now know is not an accurate description of reality. but it is how God chose to communicate the Scriptures. the big issues is if these things are being taught as binding on all subsequent believers or whether these things are being used to teach truths that are timeless and beyond cultures.

you choose. flat geocentric universe with slavery a normal part of society, disease caused by evil spirits or something a bit more modern. but don’t pick which all your personal favorite and believe that and discard the rest of the package….
====

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2002/03/1491/302445/?single_page=true

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/12/will-no-one-help-kurds-fight-fascism

http://www.craftylittlegnome.com/2011/03/straw-bale-gardening-part-2-sowing.html

http://www.inspirationgreen.com/pit-greenhouses.html

http://www.free-online-bible-study.org/bultmann.html

http://www.colossianforum.org/forums/ecf/ecf-papers/

http://biologos.org/blog/ch.-5-6-how-the-categories-shape-the-conversation

http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2012/12/native-american-woman-may-have-made-it.html

http://www.colossianforum.org/2014/07/09/evolution-and-original-sin-falling-out-down-or-up/

http://www.colossianforum.org/2014/07/09/reframing-original-sin-a-frontier-for-theology-and-science/

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-general-ancient-places/ten-amazing-subterranean-structures-ancient-world-001752

tuesday
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/ebola-nurses-describe-life-death-on-frontline-liberia-sierra-leone

http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e04600

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/the-real-cuban-missile-crisis/309190/?single_page=true

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/dining/the-ortolan-a-tiny-songbird-as-a-french-cause-celebre.html

http://www.oldearth.org/age_of_stars.htm

http://modernfarmer.com/2014/09/ground-gardening-going-deep-end-arizona/

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/evo-morales-reelected-socialism-doesnt-damage-economies-bolivia

wednesday
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http://mashable.com/2014/10/15/dallas-nurses-sloppy-ebola/

http://www.citylab.com/weather/2014/10/cities-in-the-bay-area-are-overdue-for-a-massive-earthquake/381379/

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/age-of-loneliness-killing-us

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/where-the-tea-party-rules-20141014

http://www.realfarmacy.com/not-a-miracle-health-food/

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html

http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com/2014/10/15/finding-genetic-cousins-separating-fact-fiction/

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the easiest thing is to do a bit of reading.
first, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromosomal_crossover
second, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_recombination

with this background start reading about how genetic genealogy copes with the issue

http://dna-explained.com/2014/01/23/that-unruly-x-chromosome-that-is/

it might help to look at the y since it does not(well, very little at the tips) swap with the x.

there is a nice graphic at

http://gcbias.org/2013/10/20/how-much-of-your-genome-do-you-inherit-from-a-particular-grandparent/

then look at the topic phasing.

http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Phasing

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141010-cave-art-indonesia-alistair-pike-questions-science/?sf5213975=1

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/bats-ebola-disease-reservoir-hosts/?mbid=social_fb

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/how-swat-team-upended-my-babys-life-and-got-away-it

thursday
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http://mashable.com/2014/10/16/7-underwater-secrets-found-in-dried-out-california-lakes/

http://biologos.org/blog/evolution-and-the-christian-part-2-fearfully-and-wonderfully-made

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/bed-bug-madness-the-psychological-toll-of-the-blood-suckers/381447/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/october-web-only/boko-haram-chibok-hostages-persecution.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/understanding-stalin/380786/

http://www.thenation.com/article/182099/brain-cancer-rate-girls-town-shot-550-defense-contractor-blame

friday
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http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/lady-spiked-throne-and-her-mysterious-entourage-002216

http://www.godofevolution.com/ken-ham-tells-the-truth/

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i think there are 2 big issues involved in this discussion of the borders/boundaries of fellowship.

KH/AiG like most polarizing strong-appeal-to-emotions, get out the vote and motivate people to move organizations has to empty out the middle ground. as far as they are concerned there are only two positions: their’s and Satans, yec and atheistic evolutionists. that is why all the middle positions are just compromisers and useful idiots to them. there isn’t a spectrum, there are just the two endpoints. that is why putting flat earthers on the spectrum to their RIGHT and showing how AiG has compromised the clear Biblical teaching on a flat 3 storey universe is so important.

KH/AiG really do believe strongly that they are right, can not be wrong, this overwhelming confidence is attractive to lots of believers. to widening the corral, to open up the lager even a little bit by publicly accepting a dinner invite from a known compromisers put him in a weaker position if you need to keep the walls drawn in tightly. he can’t even appear to compromise or be listening to anyone else, because to means the truth is not solely surrounded by their walls. afraid that some might have leaked out is not of concern if you never look seriously outside your camp.
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http://www.godofevolution.com/ken-ham-tells-the-truth/

from:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/doctors-tell-all-and-its-bad/380785/?single_page=true

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/more-languages-better-brain/381193/

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fall is in the air

Posted by rmwjr on October 4th, 2014

saturday
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perhaps our last 90 deg day this year

http://reason.com/archives/2014/09/30/its-the-presidency-stupid/

http://livinghomegrown.com/2014/10/no-canning-pumpkin-puree.html

http://www.kvoa.com/news/white-mom-sues-over-black-donor-sperm-mix-up/

http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/10/02/my-secret-paris-toy-shop/

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/10/02/your-ancestors-didnt-sleep-like-you-are-were-doing-it-wrong/

http://io9.com/the-faceless-gods-of-google-street-view-1642462649

http://marionbalac.com/index.php?/drawings/anonymous-gods/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/10/04/353691555/a-first-uterus-transplant-gives-parents-a-healthy-baby

http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/04/more-ancient-dna-samples-for-comparison/

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/10/02/north-carolina-republican-making-six-figure-income-gets-busted-for-welfare-fraud/

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/08/how-the-great-war-shaped-the-world/373468/

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/pam-mazanac-us-ended-slavery-voluntarily

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/the-life-and-death-of-john-crawford#3rqbwuj

http://www.ozy.com/c-notes/the-dalai-lama-on-china-the-future-of-tibet/34231.article

http://www.cell.com/trends/genetics/pdf/S0168-9525(14)00120-6.pdf

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/04/the-crazy-medieval-island-of-sark.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/the-simple-life-in-a-dumpster/379947/

http://tucson.craigslist.org/mat/4691748228.html

sunday
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http://ideas.ted.com/2014/05/29/gallery-the-oldest-living-things-in-the-world/

————-
DUBLIN (COI)
, Parish/Church/Congregation –

ST. MARY

Baptism of MARGARET SMITH

25 February1811
Name
Exact Matches OnlyLocation

MARGARET SMITH
Date of Birth
Father
JOSEPH SMITH
Mother
ANN SMITH
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http://www.dnainheritance.kahikatea.net/autosomal.html

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/10/avocado-drought-chile-california

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/10/05/republican-candidate-gets-purged-from-voter-rolls-in-arkansas-because-of-gop-voter-suppression-laws/

http://www.inquisitr.com/1521279/arin-mirkan-female-kurdish-soldier-overtaken-by-isis-blows-herself-up-killing-several-jihadists/

monday
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http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/sciencetest.asp

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnshore/2014/10/new-pastor-refuses-church-membership-to-beloved-church-congregant-with-cancer-guess-why/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/10/06/352817525/for-the-formerly-obese-stigma-remains-after-weight-is-lost

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/products/lst_20141003.xhtml

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/the-amish-farmer-replacing-pesticides-with-nutrition/380825/

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/the-1996-incident-that-made-it-nearly-impossible-to-repeal-the-cuba-embargo/381107/

topic
parabolic trough hot water heaters

http://www.ffwdm.com/solar/solar-index.htm

http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Concentrating/concentrating.htm#Concentrating

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2691607/one-in-three-jobs-will-be-taken-by-software-or-robots-by-2025.html

http://www.inquisitr.com/1522409/creationism-belief-that-god-created-the-earth-threatens-human-rights-says-expert/

http://www.reformationacres.com/2011/04/gathering-apron-tutorial.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/what-50-years-of-bullet-trains-have-done-for-japan/381143/

http://nypost.com/2014/10/05/retired-cuny-professor-gets-500k-pension/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/omarvillegas/celebs-who-look-just-like-their-famous-parents#3rqbwuj

tuesday
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http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/07/3576889/blue-led-nobel-prize/

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/03/31/left-handedness-david-wolman/

http://www.beekeepingsupply.com/pricelist.htm

http://www.alternet.org/education/why-right-so-freaked-out-about-inconvenient-truths-actual-us-history?akid=12336.151381.RODKqu&rd=1&src=newsletter1022231&t=3&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/03/magazine/01-brown-sisters-forty-years.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

thursday
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http://fox4kc.com/2014/10/07/woman-29-chooses-to-end-her-life-two-days-after-husbands-birthday/

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20141009_A_mystery_from_1925_unearthed_from_a_Philadelphia_graveyard.html

http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/sacred-sex-and-death-rites-ancient-mystery-groves-002186

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/09/christian_rights_huge_dilemma_how_social_conservatives_could_doom_republicans/

http://offermanwoodshop.com/2014/10/importance-mock/

—–
>Gay marriage and abortion support 

it surprises me that conservatives are so easily manipulated.
these 2 social issues are insignificant when compared to the great movements of militarization and economic power concentration worldwide. add to this the problems of significant climate change and you have the bases for huge worldwide economic and political chaos that will kill millions if not billions.

yet conservatives seem to deny the good science of climate change and are the sponsors of both militaries and economic power worldwide. the fact that my neighbors are gay will have zero impact on my life, the militarization and concentration of power in society will be the most significant factors in my grandchildrens lives. conservatives major in the minor things so that their attention is diverted away from the great issues of the time. you are being manipulated for the elites benefit with hot button emotionally laden issues that turn on your anger and fear.

—–

http://io9.com/societies-where-women-outnumber-men-are-just-as-violent-1644594750

http://theantimedia.org/cdc-admits-ebola-airborne/

—————>back home to barrio blue moon. 5 days out in frog pharm working on solar hot water

http://www.christianitytoday.com/peter-chin/2014/september/dont-say-these-four-things-to-dad-with-four-kids.html

http://www.saintsandsceptics.org/debating-darwin/

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/10/if-bicycles-took-up-as-much-space-as-cars/381300/

http://theamericanjesus.net/2014/10/10/difference-faith-denial/

http://www.nature.com/news/does-evolutionary-theory-need-a-rethink-1.16080

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i hope the weekend gets better

Posted by rmwjr on September 27th, 2014

saturday
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https://livingaschristdid.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/theistic-evolution-doesnt-work/

http://www.salon.com/2014/09/21/professors_on_food_stamps_the_shocking_true_story_of_academia_in_2014/

http://news.distractify.com/mark-pygas/pictures-taken-in-past-10-years/?v=1

http://io9.com/giant-worm-slurping-leech-filmed-for-the-first-time-1639845316

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/historic-house/Content?oid=1830625

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/04/toto_washlet_s350e_the_incredible_japanese_wonder_toilet_that_will_change.html

http://blog.kittycooper.com/2014/09/the-worry-about-dna-privacy-and-gedmatch/

http://traveltoeat.com/guns-gunpowder-and-longbows-during-the-hundred-years-war/

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/09/fixing-broken-government-put-humans-in-charge/380309/

http://www.delusionland.com/medieval/paper.html

sunday
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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/how-to-stop-a-rumor-online-before-the-rumor-becomes-a-lie/380778/

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/portland-cement-changed-the-way-the-world-looked/380140/

http://www.alternet.org/economy/american-dream-now-myth-how-bad-policies-and-worse-ideology-ruined-us

caribou maine set record
Mean Temperature 68 °F 50 °F
Max Temperature 84 °F 60 °F 77 °F (1946)
Min Temperature 52 °F 40 °F 25 °F (1965)

monday
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http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/TaxCourt/casePrep.asp

need bee suit ready. swarm seen near mobile

http://tucson.craigslist.org/zip/4688122167.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/grd/4671876147.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/grd/4683398616.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/zip/4677416246.html

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/29/3573080/judge-slams-voter-suppression-law-why-does-the-state-of-north-carolina-not-want-people-to-vote/

http://www.yfull.com/tree/I2a1b/

http://phys.org/news/2014-09-ancient-human-genome-southern-africa.html

http://www.wired.com/2014/09/absurd-creature-week-incredible-spider-lives-entire-life-underwater/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/science/a-tiny-emissary-from-the-ancient-past.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

http://sciencebasedlife.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/sciencey-stuff-you-may-have-missed-week-39/

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/23/the-guts-that-scrape-the-skies/

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/27/how-leafcutter-ants-evolved-from-farmers-into-cows/

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2009/11/21/leafcutter-ants-rely-on-bacteria-to-fertilise-their-fungus-gardens/

tuesday
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http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/09/is-google-making-students-stupid/380944/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2014/september/deconversion-some-thoughts-on-bart-campolos-departure-from-.html

LECTURE 1 — THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT

No background readings
LECTURE 2 — ASSESSING ARGUMENTS

Chapter 2-5, Proslogion, Anselm of Canterbury 1077
Section 1-7, On Behalf of the Fool, Gaunilo 1078
LECTURE 3 — THE ARGUMENT FROM DESIGN

Chapters 1-2, Natural Theology, William Paley 1800
“The Argument from Cosmological Fine Tuning”, Roger White 2012
LECTURE 4 — THE PROBLEM OF EVIL

“Evil and Omnipotence”, J.L. Mackie 1955
LECTURE 5 — PASCAL’S WAGER

Section 233, Pensées, Blaise Pascal 1660

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/august-web-only/religion-runs-in-family.html

wednesday
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/health/ebola-outbreak-in-nigeria-appears-to-be-over.html

324.4

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/08/the-war-photo-no-one-would-publish/375762/

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/1/accused_of_stealing_a_backpack_high

topic wood stove design

http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabricating-a-Heavy-Duty-Rocket-Stove/

http://www.floweringelbow.org/2012/wood-stove/making-a-wood-burning-stove-part-1/

thursday
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http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/02/ancestry-destroys-irreplaceable-dna-database/

http://ageofrocks.org/2014/09/24/four-rivers-one-problem-where-in-the-world-was-the-garden-of-eden/

https://quadriformisratio.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/the-garden-of-eden/

friday
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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/10/02/hong_kong_noir_fan_ho_photos

http://www.alternet.org/economy/has-neoliberalism-turned-us-all-psychopaths

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/10/02/women_and_children_for_sale

https://www.opendemocracy.net/opensecurity/moritz-baumg%C3%A4rtel/poverty-of-european-migration-policy

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28795300

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/10/02/352979875/california-cracks-down-on-farmers-market-cheaters

http://www.alternet.org/economy/surprising-reason-crushing-economic-inequality-isnt-more-election-issue

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/the-eerie-relationship-between-smell-and-death/381057/

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our irish masons

Posted by rmwjr on September 23rd, 2014

i’ve written before
http://rmwilliamsjr.net/wordpress/2012/06/12/the-mason-living-next-door/
http://rmwilliamsjr.net/wordpress/2014/06/06/the-masons-buried-in-arlington-cemetery-in-drexel-hills-outside-of-philadelphia/

my dad grew up in philadelphia, his dad was swedish, both his paternal grandparents were born in sweden.
his mom was irish.

i’m a junior, my dad’s middle name mason is his mother’s maiden name.
his mom eleanor was named for her maternal grandmother ellenner ellis.
my dad spoke about his maternal grandfather samuel f mason, he named my brother stephen samuel for him.
samuel&annie mason rest in her family grave with her folks amos and ellenner ellis, i believe my dad went to visit them during his 50th high school reunion.

samuel’s parents were: henry john mason sr and matilda. henry was born 1846 in ireland and arrived in 1849 in philadelphia with his folks richard mason and mary margaret smith, who were married in dublin in 1828. the only reason i found margaret’s maiden name was an error where her daughter in law put “margaret smith, dublin ireland” on her son’s death certificate rather than her own as his mother. henry fought in the civil war like so many irish for the union.

richard and margaret had a number of children among them, richard e, whose wife made this error, and mathew mason. henry john mason sr named his firstborn son harry john jr and his 2nd son for his brother mathew, but spelled it with 2 “T”‘s. this matthew mason starts the chain-matthew d mason jr and the 3rd. so we’re third cousins.

so the most recent common ancestor is henry john mason & and his wife matilda (i believe fulton)

this is their grave
henryjmason

there is a mason dna project https://www.familytreedna.com/public/DNA-Mason-Worldwide to which surnamed mason males can join.
the problem with MASON is that it is an occupational surname -stonemason- like smith, which has a large number of origins in the english speaking world.

i know our masons were anglican, the first generation is married and buried in the church of the ascension philadelphia.
richard is listed on the boat over records as a farmer and in 1850 census as a milkman.
only one daughter marries up to a not-irish, native born american, margaret, the rest marry other irish.
only the 2nd generation, like your ggfather matthew marry native born americans often children of immigrants, his wife clara hertel, was born in NJ to a german immigrant.

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sunday @ frog pharm. still a bit hot.

Posted by rmwjr on September 21st, 2014

sunday
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http://www.wimp.com/googlemaps/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cory-brooks/working-poor-college_b_5253189.html

http://knowledgeweighsnothing.com/bulletproof-coffee-maximum-energy-health-performance/

http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/first-feast-burial-hilazon-tachtit-cave-site-002095

http://insidetheplanet.com/2014/09/threshold-rome-china-and-the-modern-population-boom/

need at frog pharm
bee keeping stuff and hives
spare tires
tire changer
screens & screen material

monday
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/09/22/349875448/best-to-not-sweat-the-small-stuff-because-it-could-kill-you

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/old-man-of-the-lake

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/09/afghan-policewoman-photo-burka-lana-slezic

http://www.cracked.com/article_19174_5-unexpected-downsides-high-intelligence.html/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/november/would-you-kill-chicken-with-your-bare-hands.html?share=a2orwfI%2FZxJAHlVwJ6oH1YLfIUV0OfDz

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/china-the-climate-and-the-fate-of-the-planet-20140915

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/02/the-presidents-proclamation/308814/

http://mysolarpowered.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/best-diy-solar-power-project-websites-top-5/

http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/do-tartaria-tablets-contain-evidence-earliest-known-writing-system-002103

http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/11/14/a-trip-down-memory-lane-to-americas-secret-atomic-city/

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/for/4665396942.html solar panels in phoenix

tuesday
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/health/ebola-cases-could-reach-14-million-in-4-months-cdc-estimates.html?emc=edit_na_20140923&nlid=57165499

http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=74786417f9554984d314d06bd&id=afc379eeea&e=6741845892

http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/centripetal-and-centrifugal-forces-work-nation-state#axzz3E9PF9Ix3

http://interestingengineering.com/physics-exploiting-axe-splits-wood-in-record-time/

wednesday
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http://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/mar/20/language-life-dna-peter-forbes

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/fruit-veggies-produce-origins-trade-secret

http://www.icr.org/articles/view/3187/282/

http://50campfires.com/

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/your-money/estate-planning/parents-the-children-will-be-fine-spend-their-inheritance-now.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marsha-levick/as-another-young-boy-comm_b_5862590.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Optogenetics

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/23/school-allegedly-uses-girl-as-bait-for-sexual-predator-leading-to-her-rape/

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/12/the-physics-of-gridlock/378457/?single_page=true

thursday
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ibc 1 went toxic overnight all my 2 year old adult breeders are dead
i think roots clogged the outlets

http://tucson.craigslist.org/grd/4683398616.html

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/sean-groubert-south-carolina-police-shooting

friday
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a wasted week

http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/4-ways-amazons-ruthless-practices-are-crushing-local

dead chicken in coop. damn.

http://preparingwithdave.com/the-reasons-why-i-dont-prepare-based-on-what-scientists-say/#.VCWE8RvF-c5

http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/09/wait-your-turn-for-the-swings-at-bostons-adult-playground/380355/

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/26/3572582/man-allegedly-tased-in-hospitals/

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to https://livingaschristdid.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/theistic-evolution-doesnt-work/
i replied
the basic problem with your essay is a confusion of levels. biological theory explains life, in all its complexity over time. meaning, significance are human categories that exist above biology, in the realm of philosophy or theology. the death of an animal has no meaning, no significance unless a human being finds one. is simple is, it exists. when dawkins et al take what they perceive as the meaninglessness of life and put it in the realm of human thought, they too are making this category error, this naturalist confusion between what is and what ought to be. oughts belong to the human culture of people. all of your complaints against the biological theory of evolution are due to you making this logically error of drawing conclusions from “what is” into the world of “what ought to be”. criticize the TofE on the ground of biology not error ridden philosophy.
i like the essay. i’ll continue to interact with it.

let’s look at your first point. you took a lot of time and energy to write this and it deserves a decent reply.

1. Not only that but I cannot reconcile my belief in a loving and efficient, transcendent and Holy God with an inefficient and brutal way to create life.

love, brutality, even efficiency exists in the minds of people (and since i’m a theist-i believe they exist in the mind of God as well). but they don’t exist in the level of biology. certainly love emerges from biology, there is a chemical and biological explanation for love-lust-mating behaviors and such. but the biology does not exhaust the significance of love to people. look at love poetry, look at romantic literature. they exist at the level of human thought. certainly we learn about love by studying the biology of these things but just as studying how the ink was made in a love poem will not reach the level of the meaning of those words, so TofE says nothing about brutality, that is you reading back into biology something that simply is not there. continuing the analogy, it is as if the writer of love poetry criticized the maker of his inks because the blackness of the ink constrained him to think darkly about his love while writing his last poem. he intended it to be light and uplifting but the blackness of the ink brought him down. see this confusion of the levels in the discussion? his love is expressed in words, in language, certainly the writing is expressed in the medium but it is a poor workman indeed who blames his tools for his failure of creativity.

your desire to find a loving God reflected in the biological world is a mistake. it will be a project of finding patterns where none exist. love-significance-meaning exist in human minds, we push it into the world of biology or as dawkins et al do, pull out meaninglessness, but in either case it is a logical error.

your 2nd point

Secondly, evolution says that we have no cosmic purpose.

no it doesn’t. dawkins is speaking as a philosopher making the category error when he claims biology teaches this. it doesn’t. teleology is completely outside/above science. the currency of biology is survival. survival in order to breed and leave others of your kind in the world. period. it doesn’t say anything about the purpose of survival, the meaning of offspring, the significance of living a good life. nothing. nada. zip. nilch zero. those are philosophic categories, theologically laden terms that live at the level of human minds and human culture.

simply put, there is no meaning, no significance, no purpose in the biological theory of evolution and that fact says nothing about whatever meaning significance or purpose you may or may not find in your life. meanings emerges out of biology but it is not explained at the level of biology but rather at the level of human minds and culture. you can learn a lot of things about yourself by studying mobio but nowhere will it teach you how to find and live a good life. the best it can do it teach you something about living long enough to have offspring.

Today there are strong, legitimate, scientific objections to evolution
–name 1.

lastly, your point: Evolution says that our future is indefinite, there is no supernatural force in control of it. It is blind.

science doesn’t project into the future very well. for it is a description and explanation of what is. science is completely silent about any supernatural forces, it is a deliberately truncated way of looking at the world with methodological naturalist tools. it’s tool bag doesn’t contain anything that can look at supernatural anything. blind is a way to express without teleology, without purpose, without meaning. these are labels from philosophy, they don’t belong to biology, it doesn’t know how to use those terms, they are pushed down from philosophy and are reflective of our looking for meaning everywhere. we look for patterns in random things, it is our minds playing tricks on us, they are the mental equivalents of optical illusions. evolution is not blind or purposeless, these are categories foreign to science, they are simply meaningless questions philosophic human beings are trying to address to the wrong levels of their knowledge. purpose does not exist at the level of biology, it exists at the level of the minds of human beings.

re: What torture of the mind it is for the Christian trying to tie together creation (Genesis)
and evolution (Darwin)

i replied:
genesis tells us how the ancients thought about the physical world. there is nothing in Gen that is not found in egyptian or babylonian culture. a solid firm-a-ment, the stars, sun, moon as lights in a crystal dome. heaven, the abode of the gods just beyond the raqia, humanity between heaven and the lower places underneath our feet.
the raqia, which was it’s rather close to us on the flat surface of the earth, a matter of a few hundred miles at most.

we now know that the physical world as described in gen is not an accurate description/picture/model of reality. it is a naive, ancient eyewitness type of understanding. it simply is not modern science. but God saw no reason to correct that ancient notion of what the world was. He used it to transmit to us a far more nuanced idea-God created, God is love and cares. notions that i can simply not find in any modern scientific description of the universe.

science is the only tool we have to work on observations of the physical world. the theory of evolution is a fascinating look into the biological world that has extraordinary explanatory and organizing power, it is simply one of the great creations of the human mind.

re: I do also think that objectively, the Christian God would be reflected in the way He created life. He isn’t reflected in evolution.

this is probably the most important point made here thus far.

as i get older, the question that i have “what is the meaning of my life?” has slowly changed. i find myself asking if i am smart enough to even recognize the answers to my most important questions if i found them. i realize how important my thinking itself is to the process of asking questions.

the big problem is our expectations. what we believe is out there to answer our questions. you expect the biological world to reflect the God you understand. why? even if the world does reflect it’s creator, why should you expect to understand or even to see the pattern?

perhaps a better way to ask the question is if evolution reflects any of these important questions-meaning significance purpose “why getting up in the morning?” “why not commit suicide?” what is the good life?
my answer is that none of these questions can be asked within biological science, if you think you’ve found an answer to one of these questions, you are doing philosophy not biology. and you are using biology as the drunk uses the lampost, for support, for light, but his keys are no where around.

The thing is, once biology is the reason for our existence I believe that has several implications. None of these implications accommodate Christianity.

Like you said however, meanings do emerge from biology and the purposeless of life is one of them.

we think in metaphors and by analogies.
as human being we “pull” meaning out of the sciences. the meaning and significances and purposes we seem so apt to find there are not actually part of the science itself. biology does not teach that life is purposeless. the question about teleology simply can not be framed within modern biology. biology has tried to free itself from the various elements of aristotelian philosophy with its types of causation. final causation, the purpose of X existing in biology is one of those elements biology is trying to do away with. the only valid cause in science is the material.

the problem is that these “implications”, these “meanings” people take out of biology are all about themselves, about what they believe, not about the facts of biology. its like an ink blot test. the fact is random black spot. what people find there is already in themselves. the ink blot is just something to guide their thinking.

what you call the implications of the purposelessness of modern biological theory is all about you, what you expect, what you believe, not about the facts of the scientific theory. you pull implications out because of the way your mind interacts with what you know of biology. biological theory of evolution is your ink blot test and you find purposelessness there. but like the rabbit some people find, it is not really there. it is in your head.

when meanings emerge from biology they do so into philosophy, not into biology, the problem is that this process has everything to do with the person making the implications.

i love doing genealogy. most days i spend several hours working on someone’s tree.

now my education in mobio gives me a leg up in genetic genealogy, i helps me understand dna cousin matches and triangulation better than most researchers.

now biology tells me matings are basically random. at a bunch of levels. who you date, who you marry, even which sperm fertilizes your mother’s egg that becomes you. more or less random. yet i understand that who you meet is not random at some very basic level. proximity matters. i have a google map of philadelphia with a thousand pins in it, marking 100 years of addresses of my father’s relations. i can assure you matings are not random. yet i assent to the idea that in the long run, over thousands of generations, genes do get assorted pretty much randomly.

look at the different levels: dna, individual couples, great migration patterns. they are built on the level underneath them, but the rules don’t apply from level to level. after all of this work, i can’t answer the question, were my grandparents happy? or was my father’s life worthwhile? no matter how much mobio, genetic genealogy or family trees i work on. this question about purpose has no meaning in the lower levels. even though an answer depends in part on answers to questions at those levels.

this is the basic problem to:
I do also think that objectively, the Christian God would be reflected in the way He created life. He isn’t reflected in evolution.

the answer to this question will never be found in biology. it will be found by theologians with an understanding of biology working in their field with all the knowledge they have. but the answer will always be a religious one never a biological one.

i love doing genealogy. most days i spend several hours working on someone’s tree.

now my education in mobio gives me a leg up in genetic genealogy, i helps me understand dna cousin matches and triangulation better than most researchers.

now biology tells me matings are basically random. at a bunch of levels. who you date, who you marry, even which sperm fertilizes your mother’s egg that becomes you. more or less random. yet when doing genealogy, i understand that who you meet is not random at some very basic level. proximity matters. i have a google map of philadelphia with a thousand pins in it, marking 100 years of addresses of my father’s relations. i can assure you matings are not random. yet i assent to the idea that in the long run, over thousands of generations, genes do get assorted pretty much randomly.

look at the different levels here: dna, individual couples, great migration patterns. they are built on the level underneath them, but the rules don’t apply up from level to level. after all of this work, i can’t answer the question, were my grandparents happy? or was my father’s life worthwhile? no matter how much mobio, genetic genealogy or family trees i work on. this question about purpose has no meaning in the lower levels. even though an answer does depend in part on answers to questions at those levels.(genetic questions, family history etc)

this is the basic problem to:
I do also think that objectively, the Christian God would be reflected in the way He created life. He isn’t reflected in evolution.

the answer to this question will never be found in biology. it will be found by theologians with an understanding of biology working in their field with all the knowledge they have. but the answer will always be a religious one never a biological one.

you’ve got to ask if this is a reasonable thing to expect. that God’s character will be discovered by biologists doing biology. this inheritance from thousands of years of theological reflection about purpose, about meaning, about the relationship of God to His creation.

i’ll end by asking a question, if we could see the character of God in creation, why would God give us the Scriptures?
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http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/tom-cotton-and-the-era-post-truth-politics

http://www.vocativ.com/culture/society/cave-houses/#!bQhbmJ

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tropical storm odile making a very little puddle here

Posted by rmwjr on September 16th, 2014

raining.
tuesday 6am
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http://www.onbeing.org/blog/reverence-for-the-visible-and-invisible-worlds/6769

http://grist.org/food/the-drought-is-destroying-californias-organic-dairy-farms/

http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/origins-and-implications-scottish-referendum#axzz3DU0K1kY6

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/09/15/348652297/key-brain-connection-slow-to-develop-in-kids-with-adhd

http://thebulletin.org/blinding-them-science-development-banned-laser-weapon-continuing7598

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/09/14/347981550/howling-babies-drove-prehistoric-warriors-into-battle

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/09/15/346794301/language-of-food-reveals-mysteries-of-menu-words-and-ketchup

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/world/africa/obama-to-announce-expanded-effort-against-ebola.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/09/16/343539024/too-few-university-jobs-for-americas-young-scientists

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/09/16/jason_box_s_research_into_greenland_s_dark_snow_raises_more_concerns_about.html

more rain
wednesday
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http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120515/NEWS02/705159986

http://makezine.com/2014/09/17/littlebits-bitlab-app-store/

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/sit-less-live-longer/

http://www.ebay.com/usr/jlanfersieck728?_trksid=p2053788.m1543.l2754

http://scientiasalon.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/what-can-evolutionary-biology-learn-from-creationists/

http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/earth/100000003107024/germanys-grass-roots-energy-revolution.html

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/08/30-death-defying-photos-will-make-heart-skip-beat.html

http://irisharchaeology.ie/2014/09/viking-blacksmiths-grave-uncovered-in-norway/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1362957/700-year-old-mummy-road-workers-east-China-excellent-condition.html

thursday
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http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-technology/ingenious-invention-tower-winds-001902

research hedrick dna connections. start with moderate and those that have 2 cousin matches.
email this
i am researching dna matches with hedrick lineages.
can you email me at rmwilliamsjr@gmail.com

http://www.livescience.com/47604-first-american-arctic-people-genetics.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2759684/Europe-s-family-tree-THIRD-branch-Link-genetic-connection-Modern-Europeans-Native-Americans.html

http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2011/02/16/whither-the-dorset/

http://www.realfarmacy.com/watch-happens-traffic-light-starts-dance/

http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2014/09/18/map_what_europe_would_look_like_if_all_the_separatist_movements_got_their.html

friday
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” A faith that demands uncompromising fealty to a literal reading of its origin story seems to me a perilously brittle faith.”
from: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/10/the-genesis-code/379341/?single_page=true

http://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-science/human-skull-challenges-out-africa-theory-001283

feedthepoor

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/19/the-right-s-war-on-neil-degrasse-tyson.html

http://www.caintv.com/obamacare-architect-ezekiel-em

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/09/19/why_men_never_remember_anything_the_gender_divide_in_memory_recollection.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/how-gangs-took-over-prisons/379330/

http://gajitz.com/toyotas-tiny-evs-bring-last-mile-green-transpo-to-france/

http://www.freshminds.com/animation/alan_watts_life.html

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts

saturday
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http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/archaeologists-reveal-bronze-age-microscopic-gold-work-around-1020400

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/20/mossad-s-greatest-female-assassin-an-excerpt-from-sylvia-rafael.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/20/349271621/ebola-battlers-can-learn-from-venices-response-to-black-death

watched the 7 ken burn roosevelts an intimate history this week. excellent.

from rod http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/28/opinion/the-opium-war-s-secret-history.html

never disregard the smallest piece of conflicting data. i found a find a grave newspaper obit listing a relations pallbearers. i thought i had the one, the dead man’s brother but i didn’t recognize the other man with the same surname. turns out i had the wrong man for a brother, same name but wrong person, it was the son’s name that set me straight. a victory when you erase a wrong branch and finally get it right.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/18/mother-ruins-harry-potter-to-indoctrinate-her-kids-into-conservative-christianity/

http://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins/did-ancient-people-really-have-lifespans-longer-200-years-002093

sunday
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listening to the coyotes at 2am

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/us/drive-by-doctoring-surprise-medical-bills.html

topic
how to setup a 48v battery bank
and use 12v inverter

http://www.bimblesolar.com/beginnersguide

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2153662

http://www.fastcompany.com/3035812/healthware/23andme-responds-to-controversy-over-relative-finding-tool

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/20/sufi-holy-man-kills-follower-to-prove-he-can-bring-him-back-to-life-instead-gets-arrested-for-murder/

http://nationswell.com/massachusetts-ambitious-food-waste-ban/

http://www.salon.com/2014/09/19/creationism_is_just_the_start_how_right_wing_christians_are_warping_americas_schools_partner/

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preserve fb posting

Posted by rmwjr on September 15th, 2014

i didn’t ask permission to share their voices. but i don’t want to lose this discussion.
i don’t know how to link to the fb posting itself

it started with

Larry Marks shared StandWithUs’s video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt0Y4f_jU9U

Kirk Kirkpatrick I wonder what the Native Americans would have looked like protesting? AS someone who lived in Israel, do you guys have any idea what these people lives are like on a day to day basis? I can tell you one thing, if it were me (And I bet any of you) you would be doing more than this.

“Instead of taking the monies given to them to better their people, The Braves used it for sophisticated Tomahawk heads to attack colonists and more weapons for scalping, savages.”
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Kirk Kirkpatrick Look at the way this video was translated, “La illaha illallah” is translated as

“There is no deity but Allah.”

As an Arabic speaker I can tell you this is better translated as “there is no God but God” The wrong translation was used for a reason – Propaganda. The “Stand with US” people want to propagandize you. I fought propaganda in the Eastern block. This is a common trick. Why do they feel they need to propagandize?

How many times have you heard “Israel is the only democracy in the region and our strongest ally? Yet Turkey is 300 miles from Israel and is a member of NATO (Israel is not) but everyone simply takes the first statement as real.

I grew up in the deep South in the 60s but I had to move to Israel to learn what the N-word really meant. Please do not support either side of this. Both are wrong but the Israelis are a good bit more Wrong.

What do you imagine the Palestinians should do? Just be calm as their people are killed, there lives are ruined over generations, and borders and utilities controlled by people who abuse them on a daily basis. What is your suggestion?

Kirk Kirkpatrick The Israelis are a good bit more wrong because of the weapons they are using and the much higher death toll. I would not expect you to argue their side. How is it possible?

You are a partisan. Can I ask you to relate your experience in the region? Educate me.

Faye Birnbaum Rosenberg Suffice to say that I have friends and relatives living in Israel, with CONSTANT bombardment of rockets being fired upon them for as long as they can remember. Are you really asking me to argue the proportionality argument with you? The Hamas goal of wiping out all Jews and Israel, using their people/women, children as human shields, storing rockets in UN schools, fudging their casualty numbers (i.e. military dead = civilian dead) and the list goes on… is something that you have either chosen to ignore or claim to be unaware of. If you truly are unaware of this, please spend some time looking into the crimes of Hamas. They are an evil entity, with only one true mission. My parents were both Holocaust survivors. Their ENTIRE families, bar a few very remote relatives, were obliterated by the evil which is again exemplified by Hamas. Call me partisan, or what you will. But evil is evil.

Kirk Kirkpatrick The holocaust has nothing to do with Hamas which was formed as a reaction to the occupation. That you even attempt to conflate these says EVERYTHING about your position.

The I have friends argument is priceless. My page is open. Look at my friend list. There is a new Israeli/Palestinian film called Bethlehem that has just won lots of awards about this conflict. One of the major actors in this film is a close trend of mine and I’m my friend list. Tell me do you have such “friends” on both sides? I do. I attended a yeshiva in Israel.

“I have friends who are colonists. The red man scalps our people. We are under attack from the savages. They massacre our villages. They are pure evil”

I don’t need to trust the figures from either side, I saw with my own eyes.

this is what i want to preserve—
Kirk Kirkpatrick “HAMAS is a terrorist group directly associated with ISIS.” more Propaganda. Where do you get this trove of information?

End the occupation and Hamas disappears. It is NOT intent on Killing all Jews and Christians. And in fact, the Christians in the area are a lot more scared of the Israelis than Hamas. Many of the people you are calling human shield volunteer for this duty and they are CHRISTIAN.

“he pure American Indians are not at war with us now or becoming terrorist organizations to kill all people.” No will killed almost all of them and put the others on reservations, sound familiar?

IN 1948 there were 200,00 Christians living on what is now the State of Israel. The Jews numbers 600,000. Now the Christians are less than 1% and most have left.

The worst part of this conflict is that it flies in the face of the purpose that Israel should be achieving. This will erode support for Israel and it will not be because the conflict is not properly represented. When you read what I have write understand that while I focus here on the Israeli side, I am fully aware of the shortcomings of the other side as well. But the writer of the article is not.

Israel could have short circuited this conflict by giving the people in the occupied territories the rights of Israeli citizenship. In my opinion there would be no conflict today. Attacks would occur but attacks occur in the US and London, Beijing and Madrid. But these attacks would come from wacko extremists and not people righting for their human rights.

Hamas exists as a reaction to the Israeli occupation and oppression of the Palestinians. Please remember that I lived under this occupation for more than 2 years. It is constant, and crushing, even though I was immune to a lot of it. But I was a closeup spectator. Were I a Palestinian I would be fighting as well. In any way I could fight. When a Palestinian minister wants a end to settlements he is a terrorist and killed (along with his whole family) by a missile from an Israeli helicopter, (this happened to one of my friends) but when an Israeli minister, whose stated position is to “Put the Arabs behind bulldozers and push them into the ocean until they drown,” is shot and killed, that is terrorism. Frankly, they are both terrorism.

This also ignores that Israel has huge track record of deception. Recently, when the three Israeli teenagers were killed, Israel IMMEDIATELY blamed Hamas. Hamas, who would have been proud to have actually killed them, denied it. They have no reason to deny this if they actually did it. Then a Palestinian teenager was killed. Immediately the Israelis blamed “honor killing” (this of course is playing on religious stereotypes) and said the family had killed the teenager because he was gay. They maintained this line until the Israelis who killed the teenager confessed. So their proclamations as to how “good” they are, don’t carry a lot of weight with me. Understand, this says nothing about the other side, Hamas or even the PA. Just because one side is “bad” does not mean the other side is “good.”

A home for the mentally and developmentally disabled was struck by Israel. The Israeli government responded by saying they had given the facility warning. The staff said the “Warning” came less than 5 minutes prior to the attack. I wonder if we could evacuate such facility in minutes? Now do in Gaza. I have been to Gaza when it was “nice” and it was not nice then.

The reality of the fact is that innocent Palestinians have been killed in far greater numbers than Israelis. Israel claims it is because “they protect” their people better. And this is true. But it is also because they attack more. They attack with massive force for minor purposes (air to ground missile on an apartment complex, for assassination as an example).

Again the Human shields argument is disingenuous. Firstly many of the Gazan “human Shields” are voluntary, people who take this risk because they know that it will make it harder for Israel to attack and feel they have no other way. If the Israelis were under occupation for 50 years and had no army, they would do it too. BTW there have been several instances of Israeli soldiers going through neighborhoods where they felt threatened and grabbing a young Palestinian boy, 8-13, so no one would take a shot at them as they went through. In the defense of Israel, when this is seen by international authorities, the soldiers are usually punished or tried. But it does happen now. Imagine of the Israelis were as desperate as the Palestinians.

When I lived in Israel, I said the PA should issue camcorders to every Palestinian with straight uploads to the Internet. Were people to see how life really is for these people, even the absolutely apolitical ones, on a day to day basis, Israel would be forced to change its policies.

Hamas would like to have the State of Israel go away, Barring that they would like Israel to retreat behind the 1967 borders and have two states. Would there be attacks from some people in that state on Israel? Yes, there would be. Would there be attacks on the new Palestinians state from some people in Israel, yes there would be.

My point to all of this is that this situation is too complex to be choosing a side other than “STOP KILLING EACH OTHER”. The world must realize that the Palestinians are people and they have no where to go. The only solution is to stop shooting at each other, start treating both sides with full rights, and start listening to the vast majority of both sides who want to live in peace. But living in peace does not mean living in subjugation. When the Palestinians have passports, when they have control of their own destiny, when their children stop dying in ratios less than some ridiculous one like 200:1 to the otter side, I’ll listen to comparisons. Until then there is only bad and bad.

—–Larry Marks Don’t bother. You will not find a receptive audience here. We all support Israel, with all it’s warts and issues. I think the Arabs living in Gaza and those that call themselves Palestinians are among the stupidest most pigheaded people on earth

—–Susie Henning Kuta Bye Bye Kirk, not sad to see a bigoted person get the hell out of here. YOUR NOT WELCOME.

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lots of stuff to sell on ebay

Posted by rmwjr on September 12th, 2014

friday
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got 6 more chain link panels
got leather coats, dolls, jewelry at auction to resell at ebay

http://phys.org/news/2013-09-extraordinary-link-fossil-fish-china.html#inlRlv

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/11/doctor-gives-employee-letter-saying-he-is-laying-her-off-because-she-has-cancer-image/

http://phys.org/news/2013-09-extraordinary-link-fossil-fish-china.html#inlRlv

http://www.solarhaven.org/BatteryDesulfator.htm

http://homemadecircuitsandschematics.blogspot.com/2012/05/battery-desulfator-circuit-explained.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20070603003020/http://www.shaka.com/~kalepa/desulf.htm

http://makezine.com/magazine/make-40/meticulous-machines/

solar hot water http://tucson.craigslist.org/for/4628475590.html

saturday
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http://www.blogos.org/scienceandtechnology/real-adam-and-eve.html

sunday
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/09/12/olive_garden_doesn_t_salt_its_pasta_water_investors_reveal_a_culinary_crime.html

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/21-foods-that-naturally-unclog-arteries/

http://io9.com/the-seven-wonders-of-the-solar-system-1600220388

http://theparsimoniousprincess.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/100-painless-ways-to-live-frugally.html

http://www.citylab.com/tech/2014/09/a-major-accounting-firm-just-ran-the-numbers-on-climate-change/379994/

http://www.takepart.com/photos/sweden-recycling?cmpid=tp-ptnr-upworthy

http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/viking-berserkers-fierce-warriors-or-drug-fuelled-madmen-001472

http://drmarkgriffiths.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/norse-power-a-brief-look-at-berserker-rage/

monday
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http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-general/chinese-government-says-dalai-lama-must-reincarnate-respect-tradition-002074

http://www.joulies.com/collections/retail-products

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29204505

http://www.tickld.com/x/the-best-amazon-review-ever-this-man-is-hilarious

http://news.kuwaittimes.net/saudi-mufti-blasts-qaeda-islamic-state-enemies-death-sentence-handed-militant/

http://io9.com/schizophrenia-is-actually-eight-distinct-genetic-disord-1634838735

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/15/inside-a-hospital-for-the-criminally-insane.html

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/09/soaking-black-beans-faq.html

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