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

1inch rain in 15min at frog pharm

Posted by rmwjr on August 25th, 2014

tuesday
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Iraq and Syria Follow Lebanon's Precedent is republished with permission of Stratfor.”

http://sciencealert.com.au/news/20142308-26059.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/26/obama-s-iraq-syria-dilemma-no-force-now-on-the-ground-can-beat-isis.html

http://io9.com/the-herd-mentality-of-the-anti-vaxxer-movement-1626928779

http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/08/26/unmasking-the-parisian-phantom-of-the-opera/

http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/07/29/the-man-who-documented-the-last-american-tribes/

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-mindset/

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/08/25/the-psychology-of-writing-daily-routine/

topic voltage gated ion channels

http://courses.washington.edu/conj/membrane/nachan.htm

http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072943696/student_view0/index.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/germany-sees-rising-interest-in-execution-site-archaeology-a-893747.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/burger-king-tim-hortons-deal_n_5714553.html

http://mashable.com/2014/08/26/burning-man-lockdown/

upgraded chrome to Version 39.0.2137.0 canary (64-bit)

thieves on ebay. i bought a remote switch for my inverter. paid $43 for it, the guy had rewired and removed the remote switch from the circuit. and won’t refund the money. first time i’ve had to open a case.

wednesday
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http://mashable.com/2014/08/26/kickstarter-coolest-cooler/

http://io9.com/violinist-discovers-that-elephants-dance-to-bach-1627298087

http://chosenfamilies.org/2014/08/pondering-robin-williams-death-2/

http://biologos.org/blog/scientific-passions

http://www.alternet.org/economy/shocking-picture-what-life-will-look-when-you-cant-afford-retire

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-advantages-of-dyslexia/

http://tonywoodlief.com/

my mom shot herself in the head, the way her career army brother told her was the best way, on the sixth month anniversary of my dad’s death due to brain cancer. the pain never goes away entirely, but there are some days you don’t think about it, even more as time goes on. i got a lot out of a book-http://www.amazon.com/Stay-History-Suicide-Philosophies-Against/dp/0300186088
posted to http://www.patheos.com/blogs/goodletters/2014/08/we-who-are-left-behind/

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2014/08/exploring-abandoned-victorian-passages-first-channel-tunnel/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-advantages-of-dyslexia/

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2014/05/victoria-tunnel-silent-19th-century-wagonway-newcastle-upon-tyne/

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/ferguson-st-louis-police-tactics-dogs-michael-brown

http://io9.com/a-historic-experiment-shows-why-we-might-not-want-to-de-1627339811

http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/08/25/world_war_ii_relics_on_kiska_island.html

http://ideas.ted.com/2014/06/03/the-4-biggest-reasons-why-inequality-is-bad-for-society/

http://io9.com/americans-clearly-dont-understand-how-deadly-hpv-is-1624268523

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/scientists-turn-bad-mice-memories-into-good/?mbid=social_fb

https://courses.edx.org/courses/UTAustinX/UT.3.02x/3T2014/info

http://ageofrocks.org/2014/08/03/geological-death-traps-and-the-impossibility-of-a-post-flood-migration-from-ararat/

http://mashable.com/2014/08/27/in-pictures-the-west-has-lost-63-trillion-gallons-of-water-during-drought/

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working on solar setup at frog pharm

Posted by rmwjr on August 20th, 2014

wednesday
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topic
using copper pipe as bus bar

http://www.outbackpower.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2181

http://forum.solar-electric.com/showthread.php?8649-Bus-bar-connection-between-battery-terminals-on-Surrette-4ks21-s

http://evmc2.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/copper-tube-bus-bar-idea/

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24740784/print/true.cfm

http://poormanguides.blogspot.com/2009/07/homemade-battery.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/ele/4627665269.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/for/4628475590.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/for/4627751120.html #4 280w 24v panels for $450

http://tucson.craigslist.org/mat/4626631169.html

off grid battery maint. http://rimstar.org/renewnrg/off_grid_solar_battery_maintenance.htm

http://madworldnews.com/kurdish-forces-isis-winning/

topic
peltier cooler

topic
charge controllers

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Your-Guide-to-Solar-Charge-Controllers-/10000000178723458/g.html

http://www.ebay.com/gds/How-to-Get-the-Most-From-Your-Solar-Charge-Controller-/10000000178722105/g.html

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Why-MPPT-PV-Solar-Charge-Controllers-Are-Important-/10000000176770209/g.html

thursday
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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/21/hong_kong_inconvenient_truth_mainland_resource_dependence

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/29/indonesia-workers-in-saudi-arabia-are-on-trial-for-witchcraft-some-facing-the-death-penalty.html

finally a little bit of rain at frog pharm, storms all around all week but none here.

friday
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topic
off grid frig

http://www.prepperlinks.net/uploads/9/0/4/0/9040002/chest_freezer_into_a_refrigerator.pdf

http://mobilerik.com/1304/make-a-diy-rv-refrigerator-part-2/

http://eartheasy.com/

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/08/22/welfare-line-meme-exposes-the-rights-absolute-racism/

http://isthatinthebible.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/the-book-of-enoch-as-the-background-to-1-peter-2-peter-and-jude/

saturday
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http://universalfreepress.com/history-crusades-what-really-happened/

sunday
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dinner with kids tonight at taco place

topic
simple solar panel rack that tracks sun manually

http://www.briery.com/solar/solar_tracker.html

http://www.redrok.com/electron.htm

http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Oven-With-Tracking/

http://thenaturalhistorian.com/2014/02/13/yec-biblical-evolution-i-have-a-book-that-says-otherwise/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/08/21/why-you-might-want-to-ditch-your-e-reader-and-go-back-to-printed-books/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/24/342968906/acclaimed-british-actor-richard-attenborough-dies-at-90-bbc-reports

http://tucson.craigslist.org/ele/4632679523.html

monday
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try to fast today–nope, frys had half priced oatmeal&raisin cookies
get the weeds out of the yard. hiring omar for a few hours

http://questioninganswersingenesis.blogspot.com/2014/08/chemostratigraphy-silent-objector-to.html?m=1

http://www.mcb80x.org/

http://www.nordstjernan.com/news/sweden/4863/

http://genealogybyginger.blogspot.com/2014/08/my-ancestrydna-test-part-1.html

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/volcano-ash-planes

http://www.cracked.com/article_21450_5-successful-people-who-everyone-forgets-are-exposed-frauds_p2.html

http://www.cracked.com/article_20585_6-famous-documentaries-that-were-shockingly-full-crap_p2.html

http://www.christianitytoday.com/amyjuliabecker/2014/august/want-to-be-multiethnic-get-ready-for-discomfort.html

http://io9.com/secrets-of-the-manhattan-project-were-leaked-a-staggeri-1626524763

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/20/6046609/its-hard-out-there-for-an-interplanetary-robot

http://shanghaiist.com/2014/02/13/russian-extreme-daredevils-shanghai-tower-vadim-makhorov-vitaliy-raskalov.php

http://sciencebasedlife.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/sciencey-stuff-you-may-have-missed-week-34/

http://www.nature.com/news/lakes-under-the-ice-antarctica-s-secret-garden-1.15729

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-just-one-bird-can-urge-entire-flock-change-directions-180952426/?no-ist

http://nautil.us/issue/16/nothingness/this-is-where-your-childhood-memories-went

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/medical-dilemma-of-threeparent-babies-fertility-clinic-investigates-health-of-17-teenagers-it-helped-to-be-conceived-through-controversial-ivf-technique-9690058.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/scientists-mysterious-kennewick-man-looked-polynesian-and-came-from-far-away/2014/08/25/45411b2a-27b3-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html

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61 today

Posted by rmwjr on August 14th, 2014

surprise! 1 more year to social security. here’s to hope.

thursday
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/14/340315497/tear-gas-and-arrests-ferguson-police-and-protesters-face-off

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/13/huffington-post-reporter-arrested-ferguson_n_5676829.html

http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/04/ethnicity-results-true-or-not/

http://www.alternet.org/economy/7-astounding-facts-about-insane-cost-war?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

http://jezebel.com/ferguson-disgrace-police-fire-on-unarmed-crowds-attac-1621352164/all

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2014/08/ken-ham-blasts-god-for-not-taking-the-bible-seriously/

friday
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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/08/the-robin-williams-way-of-stardom/375911/

topic solar charge controllers

http://www.reuk.co.uk/Solar-Charge-Controllers-on-eBay.htm

saturday
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http://www.alternet.org/culture/workamping-new-vagabond-lifestyle-living-rv-and-chasing-seasonal-jobs

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20140814-dallas-researchers-are-out-to-scientifically-prove-the-biblical-version-of-creation.ece

http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/8-factors-are-lowering-price-buying-sex

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/08/geneticists-say-popular-book-misrepresents-research-on-human-evolution.html

sunday
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topic flooded lead acid battery fundamentals

http://all-about-lead-acid-batteries.capnfatz.com/

CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS
CHARGER VOLTAGE SETTINGS (AT 77°F/25°C)
System Voltage 6V 12V 24V 36V 48V
Daily Charge 7.40 14.8 29.6 44.4 59.2
Float 6.60 13.2 26.4 39.6 52.8
Equalize 7.75 15.5 31.0 46.5 62.0
from: http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/datasheets/L16HAC_Trojan_Data_Sheets.pdf

topic solar panels

http://solarelectricityhandbook.com/solar-angle-calculator.html

Optimum Tilt of Solar Panels by Month
Figures shown in degrees from vertical
for tucson
Jan 42°
feb 50°
mar 58°
apr 66°
may 74°
jun 82°

Jul 74°
aug 66°
sep 58°
oct 50°
nov 42°
dec 34°

http://www.solarpaneltilt.com/

tucson 32.2217° N, 110.9264° W

Latitude Summer angle Spring/autumn angle Winter angle
25° -1.3 22.2 46.3
30° 3.3 27.1 50.7
35° 7.9 32.0 55.2
degrees from horizontal

http://solarpanelsphotovoltaic.net/find-best-solar-panel-angle-tilt-angle/

http://www.freesunpower.com/battery_diagrams.php

http://www.freesunpower.com/project1.php

monday
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http://creativemornings.com/talks/prof-dumpster/1

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/17/parents-sue-for-wrongful-birth.html

https://www.edx.org/course/linuxfoundationx/linuxfoundationx-lfs101x-introduction-1621#.U_IQdvldUYE

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenneth-lerer/the-end-of-seaworld_b_5680119.html

http://www.upworthy.com/once-you-look-at-these-7-satellite-photos-you-will-discover-a-very-uncomfortable-truth?c=ufb1

http://www.wisdompills.com/2014/08/18/what-dreams-may-come-on-the-passing-of-robin-williams-conversations-with-god-and-the-individual-nature-of-the-afterlife/

http://www.salon.com/2012/04/21/near_death_explained/

tuesday
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http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/europes-malaise-new-normal

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-2727331/How-Robin-granted-dying-fan-wish-Actor-recorded-video-support-terminal-cancer-sufferer-said-wanted-meet-bucket-list.html

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saturday, second weekend not at frog pharm, going to a friend’s after church tomorrow

Posted by rmwjr on August 9th, 2014

saturday
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http://shanghaiist.com/2014/08/09/hong-kong-twelve-peaks-mansions.php

http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2014/august/islamic-state-seizes-iraqs-christian-capital-qaraqosh-isis.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/09/galilee-elephant-mosaic_n_5658512.html?utm_hp_ref=israel

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/08/the-iraqi-minorities-in-isiss-crosshairs/375745/

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/08/the-mysterious-fungus-infecting-the-american-southwest/375191/

http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/08/09/3469100/yazidis-persecution/

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/08/3469490/breaking-judge-allows-americas-worst-voter-suppression-law-to-take-effect-for-2014-election/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnshore/2013/11/the-foul-toxicity-of-the-8-million-strong-independent-fundamental-baptists-headed-by-bob-jones-university/

http://www.alternet.org/belief/10-things-traditional-christians-got-terribly-wrong?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

http://www.academia.edu/6004205/Glyphosates_Suppression_of_Cytochrome_P450_Enzymes_and_Amino_Acid_Biosynthesis_by_the_Gut_Microbiome_Pathways_to_Modern_Diseases

http://www.wisdompills.com/2014/08/09/the-incredible-power-of-gratitude-how-to-understand-develop-the-tools-of-thankfulness/

http://newsjunkiepost.com/2014/02/18/engineering-failed-states-the-strategy-of-global-corporate-imperialism/

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/08/iraq_airstrikes_the_u_s_had_to_intervene_because_isis_s_goals_are_absolutely.html

http://www.archaeology.org/exclusives/articles/2363-%20kurdistan-erbil-excavations

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/aug/09/paul-nurse-birth-certificate-not-mothers-name?CMP=fb_gu

http://www.guns.com/2014/08/09/naval-academy-patrol-boat-needs-work-for-sale-on-craigslist-12-pics/

rented divergence

sunday
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http://weburbanist.com/2012/05/19/forgotten-tributes-25-monumental-relics-of-yugoslavia/

http://www.citylab.com/politics/2014/08/atomic-tests-were-a-tourist-draw-in-1950s-las-vegas/375802/

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/crisis-in-the-middle-east-the-end-of-a-country-and-the-start-of-a-new-dark-age-9659379.html

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/its-time-to-tell-the-truth-republicans-arent-christians/

http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/08/03/molbev.msu222.long

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/world/africa/tracing-ebolas-breakout-to-an-african-2-year-old.html

watched this http://www.fishermensvoice.com/201304DowneastAFilmAboutProspectHarborsLobsterProcessingPlant.html

http://www.livescience.com/47173-ancient-mausoleum-discovered-in-china.html

monday
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my aim is to be more active

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/08/04/why-california-could-run-out-of-water-in-two-years

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28736355?OCID=fbasia

http://shanghaiist.com/2014/08/11/story_of_a_21-year-old_intersex_per.php

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2014/08/aha-moments-a-pastor-tells-his-story-15-anonymous/

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/i-liked-everything-i-saw-on-facebook-for-two-days-heres-what-it-did-to-me/?mbid=social_fb

http://makezine.com/projects/vampire-flashlight/

http://thestrad.com/latest/news/british-airways-breaks-violin

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/bagpipes-new-hampshire-canada-customs-seized-ivory

*

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140808-maya-guatemala-looter-antiquities-archaeology-science/?sf4095686=1

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/humans_shellacked_in_junk_food_for_monstrously_sloppy_portrait_series

quote
“The stars in this constellation are actually really far apart. They have no relationship with each other. The only connection between them is the one that we humans have made.”

Which is, strictly speaking, true. Except that constellations have had all kinds of significance for human beings — shaping mythology and religion and early scientific inquiry — for millenia. What could be the purpose of declaring that profoundly human activity — making meaning and order and stories from the stars — a delusion?

It was probably for the sake of imparting correct facts that the teacher sought to disabuse the children of the wrongheaded notion that the stars in the Big Dipper have anything to do with one another. Except that in so doing, the powerful — and to my mind, destructive — subtext she was imparting was this:

“don’t trust your perceptions. What relationships and patterns you may see may well be a delusion or illusion. Only science can tell you the truth.”

Now, I may be accused of reading too much into all of this. Perhaps. But I persist, because I feel pretty sure that Inspiring children to study science shouldn’t proceed from a basis of suspicion, as if mythology and religion and literature were just inferior attempts at science, which we’ve only now gotten right, instead of other, significant and beautiful ways to talk about the experience of being human in the world.

- See more at: http://rachelmariestone.religionnews.com/2014/08/04/science-religion-humanism-stem-childs-imagination/#sthash.Q1AjOQnn.dpuf

but how profound. human beings find meaning in patterns…..
how we come to find those patterns is an historical journey of both the beauty and the failures of being human in communities. we are not the first to get it right, for 1- we are not the first and 2-we are not right

http://io9.com/5756178/why-can-some-animals-never-be-domesticated

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http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/08/11/3469629/homeless-coffee-shop/

http://wgbhnews.org/post/preaching-science-clergy-gordon-college

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/couple-dies-taking-selfie-cliff-portugal_n_5669170.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/24/melungeon-dna-study-origin_n_1544489.html

http://www.bpnews.net/43135/band-leader-called-to-apologize-by-ham

http://historyoftheancientworld.com/2014/08/did-the-ancient-egyptians-practice-human-sacrifice/

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/08/25-creative-sculptures-statues-around-world.html

couple of wet days ahead

tuesday
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http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/29/fifth-neanderthals-genetic-code-lives-on-humans

http://www.livescience.com/31560-ancient-super-eruption-larger.html

http://www.livescience.com/16679-most-destructive-volcanoes.html

http://uk.pinterest.com/gerardcorcoran/

http://biologos.org/blog/faith-after-literalism-an-interview-with-michael-gungor

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/12/meet-the-beer-bottle-dictator.html

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/412/2-4-8-16-how-can-you-always-have-more-ancestors-as-you-go-back-in-time

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_1012_41-baffling-moments-in-otherwise-great-movies/

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/11/planting-the-cenozoic-garden/?sf4112497=1

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Upon hearing the news of Robin Williams, I offer these closing words from Jennifer Michael Hecht’s book “Stay”:
“None of us can truly know what we mean to other people, and none of us can know what our future self will experience. History and philosophy ask us to remember these mysteries, to look around at friends, family, humanity, at the surprises life brings — the endless possibilities that living offers — and to persevere. There is love and insight to live for, bright moments to cherish, and even the possibility of happiness, and the chance of helping someone else through his or her own troubles. Know that people, through history and today, understand how much courage it takes to stay. Bear witness to the night side of being human and the bravery it entails, and wait for the sun. If we meditate on the record of human wisdom we may find there reason enough to persist and find our way back to happiness. The first step is to consider the arguments and evidence and choose to stay. After that, anything may happen. First, choose to stay.”
Read the final chapter here and listen to Krista’s interview with the philosopher-poet here: http://www.onbeing.org/program/extra/conclusion-from-stay/6226.
-=-=-MOSTLY ON ROBIN WILLIAMS TODAY

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/robin-williams-why-funny-people-kill-themselves/

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/08/robin-williams-we-love-to-watch-the-risk-takers/375901/

http://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2014/aug/12/robin-williams-suicide-and-depression-are-not-selfish?CMP=fb_gu

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/robin-williams-facts_n_5670220.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000024

http://blog.ted.com/2014/08/11/remembering-robin-williams/

http://mashable.com/2014/08/12/zelda-williams-robin-williams-death/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/july-august/staying-alive-in-suicidal-world.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2014/08/12/339701463/robin-williams-a-supreme-talent-who-was-always-on

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-r-keith-sawyer/creativity-and-mental-ill_b_2059806.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-cJ9dXSHSI&list=PLZs0gQed9tMRXwKbmhpaqqnvVoW31o6dp mork&indy playlist

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/08/12/the-struggles/

obviously i spent the morning reading robin williams tributes. listening to crash test dummies, i’ll let him have the last word…..I feel like Adam when he said to Eve, “Back up, I don’t know how big this gets.”

http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_26321767/robin-williams-hanged-himself-didnt-leave-suicide-note

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http://originhunters.blogspot.com/2014/08/iberian-r1b-y-dna-first-movers-in-europe.html

http://www.godofevolution.com/how-the-flap-over-gungor-shows-everything-thats-wrong-with-ken-hams-theology/

http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/surprising-sources-protein

stormfront

http://www.wisdompills.com/2014/08/11/the-wisdom-of-confucius-10-quotes-from-the-master-explained/

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/the-enormous-unbelievable-stakes-for-supreme-court-in-2016

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/americans-killed-cops-outnumber-americans-killed-iraq-war/

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/facebook_bug/

http://www.npr.org/2014/08/11/339131421/nuclear-command-and-control-a-history-of-false-alarms-and-near-catastrophes

https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=293

http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/02/10/7000-year-old-spaniard-probably-had-dark-skin-and-blue-eyes/

http://genetics.thetech.org/ask/ask288

wednesday
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motorcycle shop auction closes at noon….http://www.auctionaz.com/081314BKLogansBidding.htm

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/06/secrets-of-the-creative-brain/372299/

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2014/08/13/giant-plugs-earwax-tell-life-stories-blue-whales/#.U-t3EPldUYF

http://www.onislam.net/english/health-and-science/faith-and-the-sciences/475413-the-place-of-soul-in-modern-science.html?the_Sciences

http://www.businessinsider.com/police-militarization-ferguson-2014-8

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/08/the-yazidis-a-people-who-fled/375964/2/

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genealogy blogging

Posted by rmwjr on August 5th, 2014

i am trying hard to write genealogy narratives. i’ve done just a few: (1)http://rmwilliamsjr.net/wordpress/2012/06/12/the-mason-living-next-door/ (2)http://rmwilliamsjr.net/wordpress/2012/11/10/florence-ekstrom-sad-missed-connection/ (3)http://rmwilliamsjr.net/wordpress/2011/12/28/tied-together-by-wood/

2 kind, very well written people responded…

Schalene Jennings Dagutis Are you trying to tell the story of your research journey? Or the story of your ancestors lives? I do both on my blog, especially when the research leads to an a ha moment or raises more questions. Mostly, though, I tell stories about incidents in my ancestors lives, but rarely their entire story in one post. From the three posts for which you included it looks like you’re trying to do both in one post, which can sometimes get confusing to readers not as well versed as you in your genealogy. Who is your target audience? The answer should give you the point of view you need for writing. As an example if your target audience is other DNA researchers, then a post filled with info about chromosomes and your conclusions would be great.

Helen Youngblood Holshouser There is a lot of great information here, we can tell you know your research and DNA. I’ve done my DNA but I had trouble following your explanation. Only because of some of the terms which perhaps you are so familiar with, you don’t realize most of us don’t understand. You have great content here– perhaps enough for several “chapters” re. the same family. I was excited when I read your title, thinking my husband is a woodworker from German ancestors and would enjoy reading your story. However, it’s not really about woodworking even through DNA it seemed to me. Complicated and intellectual, but is that what readers want? Maybe, you,ll have to choose your audience.

Richard Mason Williams Jr. thank you for the excellent advice. i’ve mostly just written for myself, but i’d like to learn how to write for others as well. target audience, i will give that the thought it deserves, thanks! i’d love to read your blogs, is the url posted here somewhere? got it. tangled roots and trees, i have been there before thank you.

Schalene Jennings Dagutis Richard Mason Williams Jr. I was telling a friend just this morning that bloggers muddle along, experimenting, until we find our voice. I think I’m still searching a bit. My blog here: http://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/

Schalene Jennings Dagutis Also, there’s nothing wrong with writing for yourself. It’s how I started. I keep extensive research notes on each person in my tree — what source documents I’ve found, transcriptions of those documents, the order in which I found them, what questions I still have, what searches I’ve already done and the results, etc. After taking DNA tests, I incorporated all the matches I was able to make and the possibilities and likely conclusions I might draw. But I chose not to put all that on my blog as my family’s eyes would glaze over! My blog is for my family, far and wide, and I must admit, is also cousin bait, though that wasn’t my initial intent. I took over my research from my Dad when health issues prevented him from continuing. He can no longer speak but can read and understand conversation. So he is the main person I am writing for — that’s why I share some research process stuff instead of just ancestor stories. But realizing I was writing for my Dad helped me a ton in clarifying what to post.

Richard Mason Williams Jr. i will add both tangled roots and trees and http://heart2heartstories.com/ to my reading lists. thank you for writing them. i’m going to make this my current project. thank you for the encouragement

Heart of a Southern Woman
heart2heartstories.com
A snapshot of life one blog post at a time, including: community and family life, gardening, genealogy, people’s stories, spirtiuality, and health.

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searching for amos ellis

Posted by rmwjr on August 4th, 2014

Comparing Kit A169484 (*Renea) and A751387 (*jm)

Minimum threshold size to be included in total = 700 SNPs
Mismatch-bunching Limit = 350 SNPs
Noise Reduction Threshold = 0.85
Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 7.0 cM

Chr Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) SNPs
10 71167410 77349643 8.0 1616
Largest segment = 8.0 cM
Total of segments > 7 cM = 8.0 cM
Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 7.4

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a new week dawns

Posted by rmwjr on August 4th, 2014

monday
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http://www.worldmag.com/2014/08/gungor_drifts_from_biblical_orthodoxy

http://gungormusic.com/category/blog/

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/04/first-world-war-decadence-death-illegal-nightclubs-sex-gender

http://www.longislandwins.com/columns/detail/two_irish_brigades_swept_away_by_a_hurricane_from_hell_at_cold_harbor

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/08/the-evangelical-persecution-complex/375506/

http://biologos.org/blog/is-that-all-reflecting-on-a-christian-reading-of-genesis

http://www.alternet.org/economy/3-facts-poverty-deniers-dont-want-hear

http://shanghaiist.com/2014/08/04/fujian-whale-shark.php


If you’ve ever wondered about the appropriateness of Dune hero Paul Muad’Dib’s chosen name—“muad’dib” means “kangaroo mouse” in the Fremen tongue—rest assured that the diminutive “muad’dib” is one mighty mouse. from: http://www.sciencefriday.com/blogs/08/01/2014/-dune-pic-what-s-this-mouse-got-to-do-with-paul-muad-dib.html
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about http://biologos.org/blog/is-that-all-reflecting-on-a-christian-reading-of-genesis

—>If one can not take the Bible for what it says

this is the modern American evangelical gambit.
the problem is that the Bible literally doesn’t say anything.
people read and interpret the words on a page or screen.
and they form meaning of the text in their minds.

GOD doesn’t literally speak the words of Scripture straight into our brains so that HIS thoughts are our thoughts.

interpretive communities speak, people speak, sermons or conversations or books or blogs.
it is the task of hermeneutics to teach us the rules and way to interpret the Bible.

the problem is that American evangelism believes they are simply reading what it says,
they are not, they are part of a modern interpretive community that has taught them what it thinks these words mean.

that is why things like historical critical methods or a study of the early church fathers or even a study of how the abolitionists read Scripture is important. because it gets us out of our interpretive silos, and shows us how other people read those very same words and form a different system of meaning in their minds while doing so.

—>I don’t really care about the age of mankind.

the great metaphor of the two books of GOD comes into the discussion.
anyone can read the book of nature if they spend the time and energy to learn the science.
if the church teaches something contrary to the book of nature, whether it is that the sun revolves around us, or that there can not be alien life, or that the world is recent, then any educated person has good reason to ignore the rest of the church’s message about Jesus who he can’t see because the church is wrong about what he can see.

this is why the age of the earth, the biologically theory of evolution, just as slavery was 150 years ago a crucial test of the church’s commitment to speak truthfully to the world.

is AiG lying or is it mistaken? for it is certainly wrong. the earth is not young and we do not have to believe that idea in order to be faithful to GOD and take the Bible seriously. Dabney believed the destruction of the southern slave society was the end of true Biblical society. just as Kam Ham believes that acceptance of an old earth is the slippery slope to liberal unbelief.
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/08/04/hotel_fines_guests_for_negative_yelp_reviews_don_t_stay_at_union_street.html

http://online.wsj.com/articles/matthew-kaminski-the-town-where-the-russian-dilemma-lives-1404510023

http://news.err.ee/v/politics/e4fbdc00-dce0-44f6-be1e-38f63cd97123

http://dmergent.org/articles/2014/8/4/4-ways-fundamentalism-gets-it-shockingly-wrong-about-progressive-christianity

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/aug/04/extra-terrestrial-life-inevitable-planetary-scientist-astronomers

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28371966

http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/end-consensus-politics-china

http://shanghaidaily.com/metro/society/Fears-for-the-last-of-citys-historic-shikumen/shdaily.shtml

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/creepy-photos-of-russias-crumbling-communist-architecture/?mbid=social_fb

http://lifehacker.com/start-presentations-with-an-mental-puzzle-to-make-a-gr-1615676780

http://lifehacker.com/5747523/how-first-impressions-work-and-how-to-use-them-effectively

http://www.realfarmacy.com/war-poppies/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/july-august/craftsmanship-manual-labor.html

war-poppies1

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-do-great-musicians-have-in-common-dna/

http://grist.org/food/we-are-what-we-eat-but-that-doesnt-mean-we-cant-change/

http://christiannewswire.com/news/7303874548.html

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/05/3467611/bc-water-tailings-pond-breach/

http://www.prageruniversity.com/Life-Studies/The-Missing-Tile-Syndrome.html

http://www.alternet.org/economy/11-questions-you-should-ask-libertarians-see-if-theyre-hypocrites

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http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/05/from-ancient-genomes-to-ancient-epigenomes/

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/27/the-wombs-strange-epigenome/

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/01/mice-inherit-specific-memories-because-epigenetics/

http://www.nature.com/news/epigenetics-the-sins-of-the-father-1.14816

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https://www.bigquestionsonline.com/content/authors-reflect-evolution-immortality-wisdom-and-more

https://www.bigquestionsonline.com/node/287/comment/summary/all

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100908/full/467146a.html

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http://www.genetic-genealogy.co.uk/index.html

http://theweek.com/article/index/265653/why-you-should-stop-believing-in-evolution

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/05/scientists-may-have-cracked-the-giant-siberian-crater-mystery-and-the-news-isnt-good/

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http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/05/motoped-survival-bike-black-ops-ed/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/business/fda-to-regulate-lab-developed-test-kits.html

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/08/05/how_much_walmart_gets_in_food_stamp_dollars_the_answer_may_be_forthcoming.html

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/08/05/comcast_customer_service_here_s_how_they_try_to_convince_people_not_to_drop.html

http://mashable.com/2014/08/05/smartphone-photography-tip/

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/08/05/union_street_guest_house_is_it_legal_to_fine_consumers_for_negative_online.html

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http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/03/19/how-linguists-are-pulling-apart-bering-strait-theory-154063?page=0%2C0

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140802-iraq-mosul-christian-muslim-islamic-state-syria-history/

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/10715/20140802/decrease-in-testosterone-50-000-years-ago-made-way-for-art-and-advanced-tools-new-study-suggests.htm

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Battle_of_Tsushima#/Daylight_action

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sz%C3%A9kelys

http://geogenetics.ku.dk/latest-news/malta/

topic solar

http://tucson.craigslist.org/grd/4536667688.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/for/4597948101.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/hsh/4573631622.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/for/4589990171.html

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/for/4604712247.html

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

wednesday
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gustavekstromfamily

http://iscast.org/node/886

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/08/why-arent-reformicons-pushing-a-guaranteed-basic-income/375600/

http://roadtreking.com/amazing-story-wreck-steamship-arabia-2/

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/04/3467150/police-union-president-videotaping-nypd-chokehold-is-demonizing-the-good-work-of-police-officers/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/amyjuliabecker/2014/august/why-i-stayed-in-predominantly-white-church.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28677585

http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-care/dog-nutrition/Recipe-Ideas-for-Quick-and-Healthy-Homemade-Dog-Treats#ixzz2CpNk5PJb


i’d like to learn what people have found out about how the swedish immigrant generation and the 1st generation born in america found spouses. my dad told me that “the old swedes”, his reference to his grandparents immigrant generation, sent back home for wives. i’ve never found any evidence for that. but all the immigrants i have did marry swedes. one was a 1st generation american-swede the rest were immigrants.
they married older, about 5-8 years than they would have back in sweden, which is a common immigrant pattern. which means they also had fewer children, most had only 1 and those lines have died out now.
back to my question: in that immigrant generation did your ancestors marry not-swedes? proximity, language, religion occupation all play a big role in choosing a mate. afaik, the swedes assimilated quickly into american society. my grandfather married a granddaughter of irish potato famine refugees, apparently only used swedish for words for foods, another common immigrant fact. has anyone paid close attention to how their swedish ancestors met, i’ve plotted addresses, but haven’t found organic connections like common workplaces?
if anyone has a link to an interesting paper studying such things i’d love to read it.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25312-the-cost-of-teaching-an-old-nuclear-weapons-new-tricks

http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/the-return-of-the-postal-bank

http://animals.io9.com/is-saving-the-whales-key-to-mitigating-climate-change-1617032537/1617055897/

http://myobsessivehobby.blogspot.com/2014_06_01_archive.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/08/a-junior-doctors-salary/375642/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2014/august/evangelical-in-mormon-territory.html?paging=off

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25409-lakota-women-work-to-fend-off-south-dakotas-epic-drought

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/should-buying-sex-be-illegal

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stop-lecturing-me/

http://www.upworthy.com/his-dna-was-shredded-by-2-atomic-bombs-so-what-happened-when-he-had-kids

http://www.upworthy.com/why-a-biology-student-and-future-scientist-didnt-realize-she-was-six-months-pregnant?c=reccon1

http://upload.sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1763955

more solar on craigslist

http://tucson.craigslist.org/for/4591797170.html

http://tucson.craigslist.org/for/4597948101.html

http://www.vieinter.com/themiddleeast/isis-crucifies-8-christians-in-syria-for-apostasy-from-islam/ read the comments

thursday
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http://truth-out.org/news/item/25422-brutal-treatment-of-kids-at-rikers-island-jail-inspired-by-lord-of-the-flies-says-doj

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/a-good-way-to-wreck-a-local-economy-build-casinos/375691/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/58230/how-tell-whether-youve-got-angst-ennui-or-weltschmerz

http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/08/07/waiting-for-the-end-of-the-world-fallout-shelter-tourism/

http://parallax-viewpoint.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-life-revealed.html

http://www.wisdompills.com/2014/08/07/16-reasons-to-have-daily-sex/

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/08/02/ebola-virus-a-2500-year-old-ancient-greek-story/

friday
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327.6

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/10/330133944/ebola-101-the-facts-behind-a-frightening-virus

http://bluenationreview.com/house-gop-panel-says-evidence-obama-wrongdoing-benghazi/

http://pwaldron.info/newdna.html#Inheritance

https://medium.com/matter-archive/tutankhamuns-blood-9fb62a68597b

http://yongyeol.com/papers/schich-history-2014.pdf

http://qz.com/241826/the-real-story-behind-secret-menusis-the-key-to-hacking-them/

http://seprogreport.com/christian-fundamentalism-progressivism-theological-rift-american-church/

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28687520

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/07/let_it_bleed_iraq_isis_syria_airstrikes_israel_palestine_gaza_iran

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/08/our-moral-obligations-in-iraq-yazidis/375778/

topic genetic genealogy

http://www.genetic-inference.co.uk/blog/2009/11/how-many-ancestors-share-our-dna/#more-728

http://www.thenation.com/article/155381/upton-sinclairs-epic-campaign

http://www.pts.edu/henderson14_videos

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/danthropology/2014/08/a-response-to-ken-hams-erroneous-accusations/#ixzz39o2gQqPC

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research plan for the ever elusive harry f williams

Posted by rmwjr on August 1st, 2014

i need to work on a research plan. my brick wall is a great grandfather from sweden who changed his name. i have a marriage license in 1899 with harry f williams. i have a restaurant bought in 1902 he owned. i have a cousin and my great grandmother’s half brother’s arrival in 1902. i need to follow up on the restaurant hint, where did he learn the business? did he own something in another city? the cousin appears to be a brickwall.
but my major problem is simply putting a plan down on paper so i can begin to look at data that is not online. i’ve pretty much run out of clues and am sitting around hoping for a y match on ftdna. so i’d like to write out a research plan, is there a place i can learn more about this task, with special reference to immigrating swedes?

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i can feel getting older, it takes longer to recover

Posted by rmwjr on July 31st, 2014

thursday
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http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/nebuchadnezzar-cylinder-goes-for-605000/

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/13/11_heinous_lies_conservatives_are_teaching_americas_school_children_partner/

Lie No. 1: Racism has barely been an issue in U.S. history and slavery wasn’t that big a deal.
Lie No. 2: Joe McCarthy was right.
Lie No. 3: Climate change is a massive hoax scientists have perpetuated on the public.
Lie No. 4: The Bible is a history textbook and a scientific document.
Lie No. 5: Black people are the descendants of Ham and therefore cursed by God.
Lie No. 6: Evolution is a massive hoax scientists have perpetuated on the public.
Lie No. 7: Sex is awful and filthy, and you should save it for someone you love.
Lie No. 8: Dragons actually once existed.
Lie No. 9: Gay people do not actually exist.
Lie No. 10: Hippies were dirty, immoral Satan-worshippers.
Lie No. 11: Ayn Rand’s books have literary value.

http://sojo.net/blogs/2014/07/31/behind-wearen-if-one-group-marked-were-all-marked

friday
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it’s a beautiful cool wet morning out here at frog pharm
listening to roger whittaker

http://gajitz.com/material-science-madness-crazy-metal-melts-in-your-hand/

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/crash-a-tale-of-two-species/the-benefits-of-blue-blood/595/

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/08/origin-of-colossal-bubbles-above-and-below-the-milky-way-remains-a-mystery.html#more

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/inquiring-minds-barbara-oakley-learning-neuroscience

http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/woodworking/Community-Shop-Projects/Fly-Trap.html#.U9xckvldUYE

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/08/abds_all_but_dissertation_ph_d_candidates_who_can_t_quite_finish.html

http://worldobserveronline.com/2013/07/06/last-member-of-65000-year-old-tribe-dies-taking-one-of-worlds-earliest-languages-to-the-grave/

http://bostonbiker.org/2010/08/02/rant-why-i-think-electric-bicycles-are-a-big-scam/

http://www.auctionaz.com/080614BumSteerBidding.htm

saturday
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i do not know if Christians are simply unaware of the evidence for the theory of evolution or ignore it. but i believe the leaders in the Church like KH/AiG will have to give an accounting to God for their work here, at least i hope so.

here’s what i wrote when i saw this on a friend’s page earlier:
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there is no such thing as an “irrefutable scientific fact”. if it is truly irrefutable then it is not science. if it is science then it is subject to falsification. all science is provisional and subject to new understanding.

the topic of abiogenesis is not part of evolutionary theory, it is chemistry not biology.

there are lots of examples of new genetic information. my favorites are the nylon bug, syncytin which is a co-opted viral protein from a ERV. but the big example is successive gene duplication as in the blood clotting cascade or the hemoglobin chains.
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i believe it is important to share the truthfulness of science when it is challenged by AiG et al. i think they are dangerous to the greater Church, telling people essentially that nature lies to us. but i want to do this in a way that doesn’t hurt friend’s feelings. being concerned about people is important,maybe as important as standing up for the truth as we understand it.

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http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/aug/02/secret-teacher-autism-fees-private-school-teaching

http://isthatinthebible.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/the-men-who-killed-goliath-unraveling-the-layers-of-tradition-behind-a-timeless-tale-of-heroism/

http://www.cracked.com/article_21488_5-terrifying-things-only-truckers-know-about-highway_p2.html

sunday
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http://inhabitat.com/diy-everything-you-need-to-know-to-build-a-simple-backyard-aquaponics-system/

http://erikaugust.com/thoughts/category/thirty-five-dollars-a-week/

we hope to make it to church today.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/08/yes-it-could-happen-again/373465/

h&wwilliamsenarrivephila1882

plus we found harry williams, waiter at 417 S 7th phila in 1883!

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/08/03/dna-and-the-gps/

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/03/3467068/toledo-ohio-water-crisis/

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sleepytime week

Posted by rmwjr on July 28th, 2014

overdid the last 3 days.
only finished unloading tile at 10pm last night.
i should have stayed in bed tuesday.

tile fiasco….
bought 250
truck and trailer 430
rent at tvsm 110
gas 90
unloading wages 160
loading-unloading at frog pharm wages 140
1180 total. sold 250. loss 930

if i had just taken it to frog parm.
bought 250
truck 300
unloading 180
gas 160
total 890
cost me $40 to sit out in hot sun all weekend.

and i still have the 6 tons of tile to sell !!! wow…

monday
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http://www.wisdompills.com/2014/06/13/dna-testing-proves-native-american-genealogy-to-be-among-the-most-unique-in-the-world/

http://ideas.ted.com/2014/06/25/science_of_freediving/

http://singularityhub.com/2014/07/28/strange-bacteria-dine-on-electricity-and-link-up-to-form-biowires/

http://weburbanist.com/2008/07/21/unbelievable-building-moving-and-moving-building-examples/

http://americankabuki.blogspot.com/2013/10/kilroy-was-here.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140724172102.htm?utm_source=feedburner

http://majortwister.com/answer-to-the-square-picture/

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/07/world-war-i-tragic-futility/375103/

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/27/3464222/new-solar-sponge-steam/

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/07/28/vitamin_k_shot_the_anti_vaccination_movement_turns_against_vitamin_shots.html

http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/07/28/3464635/meriam-ibrahim-italy-lupo/

earthlaughfamily

A Dane, A Finn, a Norwegian and a Swede ended up on a deserted island. The Dane organized a Dairy Cooperative. The Finn started chopping down trees. The Norwegian went fishing. The Swede sat around waiting to be introduced.

Philosophy is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat.
Metaphysics is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there.
Theology is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there and shouting, “I’ve found it!”
Science is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat using a flashlight.

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/in-sweden-being-a-prostitute-is-legal-but-paying-one-isnt

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2014/jul/25/the-western-front-in-the-first-world-war-and-now-interactive

http://biologos.org/blog/breaking-down-false-dichotomies-in-dayton

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http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/28/3464687/chinese-farmland-drought-hunger/

tuesday
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http://genealogy.lovetoknow.com/Top_Ten_Genealogy_Research_Mistakes

http://biologos.org/blog/new-creation-the-hermeneutic-of-love

http://shanghaiist.com/2014/07/29/nanjing-thief-bus-stops.php

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

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/abandon-ship-five-maritime-disasters-lost-to-time

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2014/07/inerrancy-doesnt-describe-what-the-bible-does-some-comments-from-my-ets-talk/

http://www.ted.com/talks/kathryn_schulz_don_t_regret_regret/transcript#t-12549

http://guff.com/10-astonishing-portraits-of-the-worlds-most-remote-tribes/rabari


as i get older, i realize that the universe is rather indifferent to the sufferings of mankind. that there isn’t any real justice evident in the world around us. my only hope is that people are so predisposed to ideas of justice and compassion that in the long run we strive for such ideals. but history leaves me wondering if this is a dream.

http://www.businessballs.com/glass-half-full-empty.htm

http://io9.com/incredible-transforming-apartments-turn-tiny-rooms-into-1612564245

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brandon-g-withrow/how-westminster-theologic_b_5624650.html

http://www.atwellpublishing.com/collection/how-america-was-lost/

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/29/3465261/bp-oil-spill-coral-reefs/

best dna match ever today. andrew and joy to lizzytish55. mcra=richard mason who immigrated in 1849 to philadelphia
watching mark twain bio on pbs. excellent ken burns study.

wednesday
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http://www.alternet.org/education/why-one-school-district-throwing-all-its-student-laptops-away

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/01/mental-time-travel-dan-falk/

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/revive-the-dead/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/big-box-store-dying_n_5630572.html

http://www.closertotruth.com/series/why-fine-tuned-universe

http://www.alternet.org/secrets-right-wing-brain-new-study-proves-it-conservatives-see-hostile-world

http://io9.com/a-map-of-the-u-s-if-there-had-never-been-a-mexican-am-1613264384

watching lone survivor

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

http://observationdeck.io9.com/how-to-not-handle-a-young-earth-creationist-employee-1611575699

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/orkney-excavation-reveals-incredible-sophistication-5000-year-old-temple

http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe-opinion-guest-authors/forgotten-stones-karahan-tepe-turkey-001917

http://io9.com/16-foot-waves-are-the-biggest-ever-measured-in-the-arct-1613422006

http://discovermagazine.com/2013/may/13-grandmas-experiences-leave-epigenetic-mark-on-your-genes

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/this-map-shows-you-how-miserable-the-weather-is-around-the-world/

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/28/1317252/–Vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-the-seafloor-discovered-in-Siberian-Arctic-Sea

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/13/11_heinous_lies_conservatives_are_teaching_americas_school_children_partner/

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watching russell crowe in noah

http://ejmmm2007.blogspot.com/2008/10/tzohar-miraculous-light-of-noah-window.html

http://www.redletterchristians.org/noah-watchers-panic/

location=iceland

http://www.hiddenbible.com/enoch/online.html

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/28/new-discovery-raises-flood-of-questions-about-noahs-ark/

it is an action movie
a very jewish movie
somewhat dark and broody.
G.D is only the Creator, mostly silent, demanding obedience

that is one way the movie is surprisingly accurate.
Noah knew only the Creator, through his experience of obeying an outwardly foolish command-build the ark- both he and we learn something of God’s justice and redemption. and the movie is about that human learning about forgiveness and hope in the midst of anger pain and hopelessness.

i was asked if the noahic flood happened—-to which i replied
….i’m really confident that there was no world wide flood. there is no evidence for it and a great deal against it.
if the noahic flood has an historical basis it is as a dim memory of some huge flood in the mesopotamian area,
could it have been the filling of the black sea? maybe, i don’t know nor do i care very much if it is historical.

God gives us the account as a great example of faithfulness and redemption and human frailties, the story after all ends with noah drunk and the fateful hametic curse which has so plagued southern american history .
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i watch what Answers in Genesis and what Ken Ham et al preach. and i have read their books since _the Genesis Flood_. i wrote this in an email a little while ago concerning them….

they are completely lost in their system unable to admit “i could be wrong”
arrogant, self centered, both theologically and historically (and scientifically) ignorant.
who will drive millions from even thinking about the Scriptures or considering the truthfulness of the Church’s testimony to God.
they embody many of the worst characteristics of modern conservative American thought.

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