See, this is one of the reasons why I am DIEING to go to Israel. Yes, I have seen the David stone when it toured the musems in Southern California. Yes, I have seem a couple of Dead Sea Scrolls. Yes, I LOVE the Getty Museum (I so gotta find those pics and scan them in.) But, seeing the artifacts is one thing. Being in the holy land, that is something else entirely! Being in a place where the discovery's were created and where history was made - now that is almost unthinkable. Yet, in a few months I will be there!
Oh and Lair's humor, gotta love it! He is truly one of a kind. If I ever go to Houston, TX - I would certainly have to meet him!
working in Jerusalem's City of David found the skeleton of a creature
closely resembling the Koranic description of a boraq, the winged
pseudo-stallion Mohammed allegedly rode to that city in what was
described as a dream, as well as the fossilized shadow-imprints what
what may have been a set of human intestines, which may well be the
"guts" ripped out of Mohammed so that his interior could be washed with
water from the Zamz-
An ancient seal bearing an archaic Hebrew inscription
dating back to the 8th century BCE has been uncovered in an
archeological excavation in Jerusalem's City of David, the Israel
Antiquities Authority announced Thursday.
The seal excavated in the City of David bears the name of a public
official from the 8th century. The find reveals that by 2,700 years
ago, clerks and merchants had already begun to add their names to the
seals instead of the symbols that were used in earlier centuries.
The state-run archeological body said the seal, which was discovered
near the Gihon Spring in the City of David outside the walls of the Old
City, bears the Hebrew name Rephaihu (ben) Shalem, a public official
who lived in the Jerusalem neighborhood during this period.
Every time a priceless Jewish historical artifact is discovered and
made public, I wonder how many more were discovered by the Arabs and
destroyed to keep them from being made public.
American AND JEWISH traitor Adam Gadahn dead?
Dr. Rusty Shackleford at mypetjawa has a reliable source that Adam Gadahn is pushing up the daisy's. I for one will be very happy....though honestly I would have much rather had him on trial for treason....but hey...as long as his 72 virgins look like Phyllis Diller or even better....Rosie O'Donnell...that would just be divine justice!
Yay to our military forces who might have been responsible for this waste of a human being!
My influences - So Cal
Growing up in So Cal was FUN. There really isn't any other place more interesting, diverse and entertaining than Southern California.
I have been told, not by everyone mind you, that when they speak to me on the phone that I do have a sort of valley accent (watch the movie Valley Girl - to get an idea of that). I have to point out that when I called Tasha and left a voice mail, I mistakenly said this is Robert from California. I guess no matter what I will ALWAYS consider myself a Californian. LOL
Anyway, as I have noted before - I was born in Compton (yes that compton - home of gang violence and gangsta rap). We lived in South Gate, CA until I was about 5 years old then moved to Riverside, CA and I lived there until I was about 27 years old. Here is a map to get a degree of the distances involved. Then I moved to Temple City - just south of Pasadena.
It really is a beautiful place to live and one gets EASILY spoiled living there. Let's face it, California is one of the most ideal places to live in the entire world. I remember when I was in High School there were times we would go to Mount Baldy, load up a friends truck with snow and then drive to the beach and have snowball fights at the beach! How many places in the world can you do that in a matter of 3 - 4 hours! Not many. Then you have all of the recreation that you could think of. Clubs, concerts, movies, TV shows, shopping...its all there and then some!
One of the reasons I LOVED living in Pasadena was that it was in the middle of EVERYTHING. 20 minutes from TV show tapings (That 70s show or friends to hundreds of other shows), to concerts to many other things that I just cannot think of now.
Anyway, the purpose of this post is to describe influences. When I was growing up I was heavily influenced by hispanic and black culture. This was most prominent in the music I enjoy (duh!) and in my car's. It is still very normal for me to pump up the music I listen to in the car to a very loud volume hehe...I dont think that will ever change. When I was in my early 20's I went through the phase of loading up my car with speakers and Amps....I just knew way too many people who had 4 or even 6 12 inch speakers with 300+ watts of amp power so that you could hear their car coming down the streets miles before you would actually see them! LOL Yeah, I almost got that bad. LOL and I LOVE BASS!!! Still do. LOL Parties, Raves, Discos and dance clubs, while I never went to them very often (ok rarely) but when I did go...just loved listening to the jams and watching people dance.
My sister's favorite place is Disneyland. Even now she tries to go there multiple times a year. My favorite has always been Knotts Berry Farm - I just enjoy the western theme. I know many LOVE Magic Mountain, but I have always had a fear of heights (yeah flying to Israel is really going to test that LOL) Roller coasters and I just have never mixed.
The Lunar Eclipse
I found this on youtube. And, since I was too ill and plus it was raining in Arizona (yeah shocker I tell ya!) I wouldn't of had a good view of the eclipse anyway. Well, enjoy this time accelerated view of it!
Israeli Department of Tourism
This past weekend, while I was in the depths of my bout with bronchitis. My sister went to the Arizona Home and Travel show at the University of Phoenix (where I teach) football stadium. She went there for me because there was a booth that was being sponsered by the Israeli Department of Tourism.
I just got off the phone wiht her and she stated that she got me some flyers, and the representative's business card. He told her to have me give him a call and he will be able to give me TONS of info for hotels and such. YIPPEE.
Also, I have to call back the aliyah information that Yair gave me. I couldn't call them back this week because I had absolutely no voice. Now that I am feeling better and have most of my voice back, I can give them a call. My main concern is quite simple, proving I am Jewish. My mom converted to Christianity before I was born. I do not have a regular rabbi, heck in reality I have only been to one shul since I moved to Arizona. And, there is no temple near Laveen. I would have to trek out to Scottsdale or greater Phoenix to be able to attend Shabbas. Anyway, I guess we will see where this takes us.
Gaza - what to do
As a student of history, this is something I have dwelt upon for a long long time. There are many ways one can handle this situation. Just because there are many ways this type of situation can be handled does not mean the situation will get better....for all we know it could get worse. So, one has to look at history as a sort of guide or at least a benchmark.
What history tells us is that appeasement does not work. All one has to say is World War II. Yet in my opinion this is precisely what Israel is tending to do. Negotiations with terrorists only show the terrorists that you are willing to cave. What has Israel received - in terms of ANY benefits - by signing any peace treaty with the PA? or really for that matter Egypt? Egypt and Israel only really get along because there is a common threat - Hamas.
So, the peaceful path is not satisfactory. That ultimately leaves the more decisive, warlike and aggressive path, and if history is any guide, this is the path that works. Want me to prove it, simple. Because of our (the allies) utter determination in WWII we (the allies) forcefully removed the will of war from two of the most warlike people on earth (the Germans and the Japanese). How was this done? A complete and utter destruction of the infrastructure and complete demoralization of the the residents. Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are many other examples in World War II alone...but as history is a guide, this type of action is not unique.
Another great example to illustrate just how valid this course of action is occurring during the 17th century. The 30 years war (1618-164
devastated Germany so utterly, so completely, so thoroughly that it is said that hardly any vegetation grew in the land for almost a generation. In reality Germany did not recover from the devastation for almost two hundred years - so great was the impact of that war. One could go even further back to history, the great Roman Historian Tacitus said of the Roman conquest, "they make a desert and call it peace." There is a clear lesson in all of this. Israel and western civilization has unfortunately failed to learn from history. And thusly is condemned to make the same mistakes all over again.
What I propose, with all due respect, because honestly, I care more for the lives of Jews than I do for the lives of Arabs is the complete and utter destruction of Gaza. No more pussyfooting around, no more taking out the leaders alone. The leaders are just part of the problem. No what I call is for complete total war against Hamas, other terrorists in Gaza and the Gazans themselves.
How would this be done? Complete destruction of all infrastructure, buildings, urban centers, the airport and the dock of Gaza. Turning off all electricity, supplies, money and essentially cutting off Gaza from the rest of the world. Then a complete and thorough carpet bombing of the residential and urban areas - another Dresden, use fire bombs, incendiaries and all conventional weapons at Israel's disposal for a set period of time. Then, whenever some terrorist jackass decides to launch a Kassam in Israel - the IDF responds disproportionally by launching 50 projectiles back into Gaza for every single missile launched into Israel. This action will go on indefinitely without regard for world opinion. Until two courses of action take place. One, Hamas unconditionally surrenders (hey like it or not they are the sovereign government of Gaza - so lets treat them as such) or two, Israel forcibly annexes Gaza by right of conquest, which IMHO should have happened after 1967!
Make no bones about this, the only thing the arabs understand is victory or defeat. Any middle ground or wussy action only serves to embolden them. Emboldening them only means the more deaths of innocent Israelis.
I can imagine it's how many people may feel, who live in southern Israel...kinda fed up and angry, my heart kinda sank when i first heard it, for obvious reasons
Posted by: Chris07 at February 28, 2008 02:12 PM (z08+m)
I am a fully assmiliated American. I never I NEVER identified with my Jewish roots until I was in my 20s. However, every year I get older the more militant I have become. The proliferation of my exposure to pro-Israeli blogs and my experience and study in history, makes me even more militant. I just cannot in my mind rationalize the suicidal behavior in trying to negotiate with these animals.
A Israeli college student was killed on Wednesday after
a Qassam rocket landed in a parking lot near the Sapir College campus
in southern Israel. Medics alerted to the scene also treated two more
Israelis for minor wounds.
The 30-year-old student who was killed reportedly died shortly after sustaining massive wounds to his chest.
Ynet has more:
has claimed responsibility for Wednesday's rocket barrages.
MK David Tal (Kadima)
said in response to the deadly attack that Israel must be resolute in
its response. "I think we're nearing the limit of the IDF's patience,
the army is obligated to defend the citizens of this country. I call on
the defense minister and prime minister to strike back, otherwise more
Israelis will be killed in the near future," said Tal.
Chairman MK Yossi Beilin said that the government "can no longer depend on luck, hoping that the Qassams won't kill."
NO SHIT sherlock. This has been going on for how fucking long? When will the gloves finally come off? How many more Jews have to die before Israel grows a backbone again?
And start killing and burning hobos by the truck load, to release all
that sweet, sweet CO2 "sequestered" in their stinking tramp-bodies.
CO2 is no longer "The Invisible Killer."
Heretofore CO2 will be known as "The Sun's Little Helper."
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling
planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad
sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most
snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since
record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold
in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South
Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.
No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has
been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global
temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have
released updated data. All show that over the past year, global
temperatures have dropped precipitously.
...The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C
-- a value large enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded
over the past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all four sources,
it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or
Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to
reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of
climate change than man-made greenhouse gases. The dramatic cooling
seen in just 12 months time seems to bear that out. While the data
doesn't itself disprove that carbon dioxide is acting to warm the
planet, it does demonstrate clearly that more powerful factors are now
The article goes on to note that cold is more damaging, both to animals
and human prosperity and happiness (as if that last one matters, huh?),
Well, fuckin' duh, huh?
Stupid goddamned motherfuckers. I can't wait to hear the spin.
And to hear, inevitably, that the models were "slightly off" and it
turns out excesss CO2 cause Ice Ages, not hothouses. Different models,
different theories... but the conclusion is always the same: Human
industry and even existence itself is a scourge that must be eliminated
before we all melt to death/freeze to death/suffer in
"sweater weather" to death.
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Posted by: davidali668 at January 24, 2013 11:09 AM (a2yTc)
NEW YORK — William F.
Buckley Jr., the erudite Ivy Leaguer and conservative herald who
showered huge and scornful words on liberalism as he observed, abetted
and cheered on the right's post-World War II rise from the fringes to
the White House, died Wednesday. He was 82.
He was probably one of hte most fundamental cornerstones of the Republican Party. He helped bascially purge the Birchers from the party in the late 1950s and early 1960s (Poor Ron Paul). He was a great man. His words of wisdom and his humor will be greatly missed.
Here is more quote from the article:
"I am, I fully grant, a
phenomenon, but not because of any speed in composition," he wrote in
The New York Times Book Review in 1986. "I asked myself the other day,
`Who else, on so many issues, has been so right so much of the time?' I
couldn't think of anyone."
had for years been withdrawing from public life, starting in 1990 when
he stepped down as top editor of the National Review. In December 1999,
he closed down "Firing Line" after a 23-year run, when guests ranged
from Richard Nixon to Allen Ginsberg. "You've got to end sometime and
I'd just as soon not die onstage," he told the audience.
people of my generation, Bill Buckley was pretty much the first
intelligent, witty, well-educated conservative one saw on television,"
fellow conservative William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard,
said at the time the show ended. "He legitimized conservatism as an
intellectual movement and therefore as a political movement."
Yesterday I had my updated doctors appointment. The long story short is that I am on the road to recovery. It just is going to be a longer process since I wont stay home from work and sleep as much as I need too. They did put me on an inhaler....so my running joke is WHOOOO I am on steroids! LOL
After my appointment, I went to the Biltmore (yes to Borders). Keep in mind I live in West Phoneix. My doctors appointment is in the East Valley about 40 min away. Then after that I go to the Biltmore which is in North Phoenix, about 45 min away (with the traffic I was facing) and from the Biltmore it took about an hour and 20 min to get home (damn traffic). Despite all this driving I was probably in the Biltmore for about an hour...gotta enjoy Seattles Best coffee (yum!) and some browsing. I ended up getting the DVD series I, Claudius! Yes, I had a 40% off coupon so the DVD series which regularly was 70.00 I got for about 42.00! That is my treat since I have been sick. (yeah I rationalize things, so be it!)
I finally got home around oh...7:00 pm made a bit of something to eat and then I had to work on the college stuff, chatted with Holly then I don't think I crashed until about 10 pm.
Here I am sick with pnuemonia and none of my co-bloggers blog! LOL Duuudes what is up with that!
Well, I know there is another clip on Heep, I just have not even had the chance to review it. Everytime I get online I am bombarded with things to do - class wise or work wise. And even my boss knows I am not at 100%.
Anyway, I will post it up tomorrow once I get in the office.
Steve, can you please toss it on Youtube so I can actually post the clip here? If you cant get to it I will make sure its on the heydntrocks account this weekend.
The vacation planning has stalled a bit because of the illness, but at least I feel good enough that I am reading again. And I am learning about my digital camera and I found the instruction guide to my camcorder and can learn how to record, download, and edit on that sucker.
Well I am off to take care of my classes and I have a faculty meeting for the next couple of days online.
And another one being sick. Ok I am damn tired being trapped in my home. It sucks. It has been officially a week that I have been sick. I still have no voice. My sister was laughing at me at the same time she was trying to help me. LOL But at least her and my bro in law showed up so I had some company. She was so sweet she went to the market for me and even made me Chicken noodle soup. The one thing that is fine with me is my appetite. But just doing down the stairs I might get dizzy and I still get fatigued easily and that sucks. hehe one of my students requested me to call him today...and I did..but he barely heard me on the phone. He laughed at the situation. At least I got most of my classes done...I have 3 classes left to grade and thats it. Then I have to give feedback and record final grades for 4 classes. Set up 2 more classes and set up assignments for the next week. All together 10 classes will get my attention. Crazy aren't I.
You know being sick and all doesn't stop me from spending money...since the net is right here. Let's see, I got an 8 GIG SD card for my new digital camera. This means that I will be able to take about 2500 pics before that card will be filled up. I am still waiting for my camera cases (i got the camcorder case on Thursday). I also ordered Rome Season 2 (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SERIES!- lots of sex and violence..always a good thing!) And I got Black Sheep the TV series - the entire series.
Whats funny about this being sick and all is that my secretary, my sister and Holly all said they would come over here...if I needed anything. I am so not used to that..and I don't like being a burden. But I appreciate the offer.
Every time I cough, Cornelius freaks out and runs away. Curio hehe he doesn't care...but now both of the cats are sleeping near me - they sense something is wrong.
Anyway, I am done chatting more. Maybe I will watch that one movie that Lital sent me (Beaufort) tomorrow once I am doing grading my papers.
WHOOO fun times.
Sex - is any other description necessary?
Since I am sick...and dizzy..and tired. I found this on Ace that I felt was just way funny enough to come here..and give some content to an otherwise stalled blog until some co-bloggers post something or until I feel better
This was taken from Ace.
and he actually wrote it...I guess he got time from counting is money he earned from CPAC blogger of the year.
Anyway, this is just WAY too good..and a bit disgusting ROFL.
Perfect for us.
My comment is where do I find a woman who has this "disorder" not that I don't consider Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome a disorder.
Its more like an asset! LOL Anyway, enjoy!
I'm going to the edit the "saids" and "asked" and such here to make
it 15% hotter. But all the quotes and stuff are 100% real. I also
changed the complications arising from Priapism, and added a kicker
after a doctor's odd suggestion
ABC News spoke with four women who all experience unwanted
sexual sensations. Heather Dearmon, Nancy Austin, and two women who
requested anonymity (referred to as Lauren and Emily) all suffer from
unintended sexual arousal.
"It's unwanted sexual sensations in your vagina," Dearmon purred.
"And sex doesn't help it," Lauren squealed, girlishly excited.
"Orgasm doesn't relieve it, sometimes it makes it stronger. This is to
me, irritating, torture."
"You spend a lot of time avoiding situations that will set you off,"
Austin said between puffs of her cigarette, silver smoke curling around
her devilishly jet-black hair like a misplaced halo.
"It's spontaneous, intrusive, and unwanted genital arousal —
consisting of throbbing, pulsing or tingling without the person's
sexual interest or desire," Dr. Goldstein growled, setting down his
broadsword and gazing lustily at the pretty prize he had won.
"I thought I was alone in this," Dearmon unuttoned her blouse for
fear her heaving breasts might burst through them -- anything for
relief, sweet, precious relief. "And this is after seeing every kind of
doctor imaginable, gynecologist, psychologist, psychiatrist — you know,
everything. And none had ever heard of anything."
The medical consultations were not only confusing but, at times,
condescending. Dearmon said one of her doctors told her to get a hobby,
and another doctors suggested she become a lesbian... for his dark pleasure.
"Is it coming from the brain? Is it coming from the body? Is it, is
it a nerve?" Emily asked, embarrassed at her own filthy curiosity; but
something had wakened within her, something primal, something hungry...
"Their genitals are aroused 24/7, 365 and they can't concentrate,"
Dr. Goldstein sneered as he drew out his man-arrow from its
trousher-quiver. "They can't work. Anything that moves or vibrates will
lead them into orgasmic release."
Dearmon was one of those women who had symptoms day-in and day-out.
"It's like it's living on its own, with its own mind," she thrilled.
Dearmon and her husband Jeremy have been dealing with PSAS since it began during her pregnancy 12 years ago.
"I felt like I lost myself," Dearmon confessed, smiling coquettishly, quite unsure if this wondrous new game had gone... perhaps too far?
At first, they thought the sensations would stop when she gave birth. Instead they intensified, lasting 24 hours a day. Dearmon found only one way to stop them.
"I was masturbating in the morning, in the afternoon, and at night,"
Dearmon taunted, her nipples painted whorishly with red lipstick. "I
would be crying while I was, you know, masturbating because — nobody
wants to do that all day long."
Men can have a similar problem with unwanted and prolonged arousal
called Priapism, which is an engorged penis lasting for more than four
hours. In males it is a medical emergency that includes complications
such as awesomeness and captaining a pirate ship.
And yeah, I understand this is real disease and awful and all that, but really, even doctors are mentioned in the article saying stuff like "I wish my wife had that," so come on, give me a break.
I'm just a man. I have a breaking point.
Meanwhile, in Britain, a man is convicted of murdering a model and having sex with her corpse.
This is why I don't have sex with dead bodies myself. You're just setting yourself up for this kind of misunderstanding.
Oh... And I'm not way to horny to bother looking up a cite, but Scott writes, regarding the Gene Simmons Sex Tape (also known as Detroit Fucks City):
It's been reported out here in LA that Gene Simmons
owns the video copyrights of the sex tape, so the genessexvideo.com
(which was selling the video) is going to/has gotten a cease and desist
regards to releasing the video.
Yeah, I'm sure he'll get on that cease and desist order right away.
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get journalists agitated in all the wrong ways.
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Well today I went to the doctors. I made it through work yesterday, but I had a crappy night. I was up and down most of the night..coughing. Damn it sucked. So at 6 am I called and spoke to my boss and just told her...in my non-existent voice that I couldn't come in. She said I needed to go to the doctor...funny since I had already resolved to do so.
Well I got in around 11:30 and the first thing the doctor says to me is why in the hell do I go there when I am already half dead LOL (yeah what a bedside manner) LOL Anyway, the verdict is that I have walking pnuemonia. Great! Just what I needed.
Well she did not want me to work most of next week. Well that isn't gonna happen. But in the mean time I got antibiotics, codeine and cough syrup. I am just waiting for the prescriptions to get filled. Man, just going there....and coming back home wore me out. Being sick sucks.
Get well soon Robert, I wish i could fill in here for you , however my writing skills are questionable. I could write a quick blurb about my recent stayover in NYC. I imagine it is much more fun in the summer
My first impressions? lots of people, tall buildings, bright billboards and traffic.
Posted by: Shawn at February 23, 2008 04:21 PM (4flNg)
Hey you can post anything you want.
It's all good. You could talk about what you would want to see in Israel - if you are able to join the trip!