We’re mapping the alleles of ancient protohumans & reading the cosmic background radiation while leftists are lost in their skincrawling Discourse. The contrast is dizzying.
— HappyAcres (@HappyHectares) April 15, 2021
“There are few productions of the natural world that exhibit a greater variety of kinds or species than marble”, wrote a correspondent for The Monthly Review in 1776, praising Adam Ludwig Wirsing’s Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis exprimi (Illustrations of marble types and some related stones).
The owner of a single New Jersey deli boasts a $105 million market cap – despite making only $14,000 in sales last year A New Jersey deli owner’s stock has tripled in the past year, valuing it at $105 million. Hometown International’s total sales were $36,000 over the past two years. “The pastrami must be amazing,” investor David Einhorn joked this week.
Who cast Napoleon Bonaparte’s death mask? Was it Francis Burton — Surgeon of the 66th Regiment of Foot and uncle to Sir Richard Francis – who searched for gypsum by torchlight to mix the plaster of Paris mold? Or François Carlo Antommarchi, the fallen emperor’s personal physician on the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, whose boorish personality led his patient to figure him ‘an ignorant and unreliable bungler’? And might it be true that Madame Bertrand (attendant to the dying, dethroned king) annexed the matrix, barely dry, mashing its ears by crushing their helices into the conchae?
Vox Popoli: Poking the Bear If the Ukrainians try to retake Donbas, the Russian army will beat them badly and continue on to Kiev. The presence of NATO’s troops will not deter Putin. As for the Democrats, they can push Kiev to attack, but they will end up losing the Ukraine in the process. If the point is to poison relations between Russia and Europe, they can try to do so, but if they think the Russo-Ukrainian war is going to drag on, they’re mistaken. And if they think Putin won’t defend the Donbas, they’ve made a serious miscalculation.
Never Yet Melted » Asperger’s Fascists Given their history and the monomaniacal, focused manner in which they got there, I would wager many of them suffer from Asperger’sa neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. They get technology, they get business, but they don’t really get people. They don’t read widely, only within their world. Their machines have revealed the truth and they want to make sure the world follows their orders, which are, after all, politically correct. When they censor they are doing what they are convinced is the right thing. They are what we may call Asperger’s Fascists.
They’re tiptoeing around it now, but in the end you’ll be asked to hand over your house for reparations. It’s only fair.
— HappyAcres (@HappyHectares) April 19, 2021
Found: Page 25 of the CIA’s Gateway Report on Astral Projection The Department of Defense’s ambitions are made clear in the report’s conclusion: McDonnell suggests that if the military were to experiment with astral projection, it could find “practical application,” but also noted that it should “be intellectually prepared to react to possible encounters with intelligent, non-corporeal energy forms when time-space boundaries are exceeded.” It kicked off years of attempts by the US Army to train psychic soldiers to conduct âremote viewingâ missions to regions across the world.
“Why is everyone swallowing Biden’s lies?” – The New Neo One more thing – the degree to which many people simply swallow whatever the MSM tells them was driven home to me most dramatically back in 2012. Romney was the candidate, and I figured he was probably moderate enough that some Democrats would vote for him or at least not hate him. But when I went to my book group in the fall of that election season, a while after Democrats and the MSM were harping on Romney’s “binders of women” statement in order to cast him as some sort of woman-hater, I discovered that virtually all the women in my book group had bought into it. They hated Romney, the woman-hater – it was a done deal.
That was quite something to behold, and the inanity of the charge against Romney did nothing to stop them from swallowing it whole. These are not unintelligent women. But they are Democrats…
Messerschmitt KR200, the stylish bubble car of 1950s – Fritz Fend, a former Luftwaffe technical officer, had secured a small workshop, where he began to experiment with ultra-simple personal transport – a ‘Flitzer’ (meaning to dash along): a man-powered tricycle employing cranks and levers which could be used by the disabled. This became first semi-enclosed then fully enclosed and, in 1948, powered. Later Flitzers had a 98cc, 4.5hp Riedel two-stroke engine (a Me 262 starter motor), and wheelbarrow wheels replaced the earlier bicycle wheels (dire days, indeed).
Agostino Ramelli’s Theatre of Machines (1588) – Most prescient, perhaps, was his book wheel, which Megan Garber has called “the Kindle of the 16th century”. Borrowing the epicyclic gearing mechanism from astronomical clocks, Ramelli envisioned the machine to be of use to “anyone who takes pleasure in study, especially those who are indisposed and tormented by gout.” More impressive than its workings was the circular form — which some read as an anticipation of how printed and digital texts came to circulate globally — and its system of shelves, which work almost like web-browser tabs.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sends team to probe fatal Tesla crash with no driver that killed 2 in Spring, Texas – Investigators are “100% sure” that no one was driving the 2019 Tesla Model S that ran off a suburban parkway, hit a tree and burst into flames, killing two men inside, Harris County Precinct Four Constable Mark Herman said. But they’re still trying to determine whether the electric car was operating on Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assist system, or if the company’s “Full Self-Driving Capability” system was in use. One of the men was found in the front passenger seat of the badly burned car, and the other was in the back seat.
The horse breaks out of the gate at a slanted angle headed for the arena’s right-side fence. Just as the animal is nearing top speed, more than 40 miles per hour, it meets the first of the track’s three metal barrels. The rider, who to this point has been speeding her steer with spurs and vocals, must stop her 1,200-pound partner on a dime and twist the horse around the barrel as tightly as possible without knocking the barrel down. It takes an incredible deal of skill and guts to orchestrate such an extreme reversal of momentum. The rider repeats the process with the remaining two barrels. The last turn sets the duo up for a straight mad dash toward the exit. Depending on the competitorsâ ability and the size of the track, the whole performance can last as little as 14 seconds. A Look at the Female-Dominated Sport of Barrel Racing
Black America, 1895 – In the years preceding Black America, McClain worked on talent development, stage, and music direction for two enormous performances: The Battle of Vicksburg, a massive Civil War reenactment that took place on the beaches of Coney Island, and The South Before the War, a heavily nostalgic recreation of plantation life.14 His involvement in Black America was noted in the press, where he is credited at times as “amusement director and stage manager”,15 chorus leader and manager of the over five hundred performers,16 and “manager of the Black America exhibitions”.17
Off-Season Famous for beaches and boardwalks thronged with summer renters and day-trippers, the Jersey shore is an unlikely place in which to depict landscapes that are still, quiet, unpopulated. Winter is coming, and the fake palms are wrapped in plastic.
Victor Davis Hanson on the fake Joe Biden – The New Neo Joe is liberated, not shackled, by his age and fragility. Just one term, the chance that he might lose the entire Congress in 2022, the left-wing, unhinged venom of the New Democratic Party—these were never reasons to reach out or find compromise. Rather they were urgent goads to accelerate and ram through as many structural changes that would not just move the country leftward now, but become hard to undo in the future—even without a mandate, without a majority in the Senate, without a safe margin in the House, and without an agreeable Supreme Court. The more beat-the-clock extremism now, the more left-wing canonization later.
Never Yet Melted ｻ The Endicott Pear The Endicott tree may be the oldest cultivated fruit tree in North America and is protected as a national landmark. Historians estimate it was planted more than 380 years ago in the early 1630s. For reference, the Declaration of Independence was signed about 140 years later…
Legends and science of bottomless pits, bogs, and lakes – The dark hole is universally scary. Whatever is down there is unknown but undoubtedly unpleasant. The light cannot penetrate far into the gloom so the bottom can’t be seen. Thus, people assume it has no bottom at all. Objects thrown into the hole aren’t recovered. The listener may hear no splash or crack of a stone hitting some surface below. As a folklore motif, the unfathomable hole is ancient. There are countless tales of bottomless lakes, pools, and bogs. These water bodies claim people (dead or alive), animals, treasure, transport vehicles, and many secrets. Like quicksand, the bottomless pit has also become a media horror trope. If you don’t die from the sheer bottomlessness of it all, you will encounter whatever nasty thing exists in the dark, forsaken void.
They are used as a handy disposal method, a perfect death trap, and sometimes, for the villain’s demise in a dramatic last scene. It’s impossible to discuss the bottomless pit or pool without its connection to hell. To fall into the “pit” is symbolic of the descent into hell and damnation.
Therefore, it might not be surprising to discover how often legendary bottomless holes have a demonstrated bottom that people simply chose to ignore.