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A Victory

Posted: August 27, 2014 by veeshir in It's Science!, PEBKAC, Random Crap, Win!

They finally got to do research on the Kennewick man.

The skull, while clearly old, did not look Native American. …the teeth were cavity-free (signaling a diet low in sugar and starch) and worn down to the roots—a combination characteristic of prehistoric teeth. Chatters then noted something embedded in the hipbone. It proved to be a stone spearpoint, which seemed to clinch that the remains were prehistoric. He sent a bone sample off for carbon dating. The results: It was more than 9,000 years old.

It’s going to be interesting, here’s a link to the book with the results. It’s high dollar so if you do buy it, you should do it from Ace’s or the Puppy Blender (That’s where I saw the link) as they make money off that, we don’t make squat.

For those who don’t know, the Kennewick man is a skeleton at least 9,000 years old and doesn’t look like an American Indian, For some reason, American Indians fought to keep it from being studied. I’m not sure of the real reason, I know the tactics they used to try to keep it from being studied, but I’m not sure why.

I was pretty pissed of that people were trying to fight it being studied. We could study it and then bury it with whatever honors they wanted, but that wasn’t good enough.

 

It also spawned a  bunch of whole conspiracy deals, like that it’s an alien’s skeleton and man is descended from the aliens (The Pak Conspiracy), or one of the conspiracies that is actually pretty plausible. It stated that today’s American Indians didn’t want it publicized that there were people , maybe white people, here before their ancestors.

That could mean they’re just like whitey except their ancestors did it thousands of years ago instead of just a little over a hundred and at least we didn’t eat the people we killed.

In Kyev, Ukraine this guy is a member of a pro-Russian group.

The man, who was not identified by the police, was sent seven cardboard boxes filled with forty hand grenades of different types, six grenade launchers, 35 fuses and nearly 5,000 cartridges of ammunition.

I guess he got these through the gun-show loophole.

Makes me wonder if Tsar Putin I is doing something or if it’s just tome asshole.

The problem with this story is it’s hard to figure out what the hell is going in Yemen.

Thousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign

It’s so hard to figure out who to root for is because the gov’t  fights al Quaeda, they help al Quaeda. They murder non-violent people, they help non-violent people. It’s just hard to figure out.

Also, sometimes the protesters are terrorists and sometimes they’re just trying to get the gov’t to stop killing them.

Lest we think the border deal is not going on just because the media is busy with riots and murdered journalists,

A group of illegal aliens and their smuggler started a massive grass fire on a ranch in South Texas after being pursued by agents from the U.S. Border Patrol.

Assholes. People whose first act in this country is to break the law (by illegally entering the country) will never respect our laws.

Speaking of the riots, sales of popular gas masks up 434% on Amazon.

Another popular gas mask sold on Amazon, the Israeli Civilian Gas Mask, has rocketed up the sales charts by 250 percent.

Hmmmm. Methinks people are looking at the riots and thinking, “I’m not into rioting, but I don’t like cops shooting tear gas at me”.

One last thing, a photoshop challenge  is going on with this pic of Kim Jon Un,

soylent yello

Would it be racist to caption that, “In North Korea, Soylent Yellow is people.“?

 

Important Update!!!!!!!!!!!!

headshot

 

I always go center mass, but to each his own. 

Via Say Uncle

I Don’t Know What To Think About This

Posted: August 20, 2014 by veeshir in PEBKAC, Random Crap

Does anybody else?

This guy was charged with sexual assault.

…accused of having sex with his wife despite being told she lacked the mental capacity to consent….

…he Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Rayhons (Republican Iowa state legislator V) admitted having sexual activity with his wife, who reportedly had Alzheimer’s disease….

Dale Rayhons said that while authorities say his father admitted to sexual contact, “that could be anything from a hug or a kiss.”

 

Seriously, should that be called sexual assault?

I’m fairly familiar with people with Alzheimer’s, there are different levels.

My step-father has it, he cannot remember what he had for lunch 5 minutes ago, he doesn’t remember that I moved to AZ 3 years ago, but he remembers me, my siblings and my 20-something nieces.

I don’t know if he remembers my mother’s death from a few years ago, but I think he does. When we talk I don’t bring up stuff that will upset him or ask if he remembers stuff from less than 30 years ago. He’s okay with remembering a trip in 1977, he remembers living in Yuma, AZ (bad memory, it was with my mother) in the late 80s, early 90s but he doesn’t remember my car from 2006.

His mother lived for 30 years with it, I met her after about 20 years, I was “the boy” whenever I went to visit with my step-father.

I’m not sure if she knew who I was or thought I was someone else. She didn’t really remember my step-father very well but she always said, “It’s the boy” and seemed happy to see me.

So what if this lady knew her husband but was confused about the year?

She’s dead now, but with Alzheimer’s she probably couldn’t have testified even if still alive as, if she didn’t know what she had for lunch she presumably wouldn’t have even remembered the incident.

They were married in 2007, so presumably she would have said yes if she were able but they were married only 8 years earlier so maybe she did not remember him as her husband.

What if she didn’t know him at all? What if she wanted to have sex and thought she was cheating on her first husband? We’ll never know her state of mind.

 

Is this right and proper or a travesty of ‘justice’?

I just don’t know what to think.

Forgot to H/T iOwn the World

Not A Good View

Posted: August 19, 2014 by veeshir in PEBKAC

For Geraldo.

Harris Faulkner is busy smacking Geraldo around for his smug, ignorant superiority.

I actually like the show “Outnumbered”, they have less idiocy than your average Foxnews panel, much less a panel on any other station.

Watching her smack Geraldo around for his idiotic, TEH RACISM!!!!!!!!!! bullshit is awesome.

NY Post For The Win!

Posted: August 18, 2014 by veeshir in PEBKAC, Win!

A couple years ago the NY Post headline writer retired, I think he figured once he did a bunch of “cannibal maniac” headlines he figured there was no place to go but down.

It’s nice to see the successor is keeping up the tradition.

NY Post Win

Nice.

Via the Outrider

My favorite is is still the one featuring famous dog-murderer Michael Vick

New-York-Post-Vick-Baby

This Pisses Me Off

Posted: August 13, 2014 by veeshir in PEBKAC

I’ve been calling them the Foreskins for around 20 years and singing, “Hail To The Forskins, Hail circumcision” and now I have to defend the damn name.

I hate the left, they take everything I like and make it bad.

 

I like the comment about how American Indians are not offended but it’s “others’.

Which ‘others’ are the same rich, white people who declare Clarence Thomas isn’t authentically “African American’ (Black).

I really piss off my lefty friends by pointing out how hilarious it is to me that rich white leftists are the arbiter of who is a minority.

Civilization

Posted: August 5, 2014 by veeshir in Conservatism, I'm Afraid I Can't Blog That, Op/Sped, PEBKAC

Ace links to a Federalist post about atheists (and agnostics) being able to be conservatives.

Let me say that I am agnostic. I think an atheist says, “There is no God, god or gods.” while I say, “I don’t know.”

Maybe there is a God or god or gods, who knows? I will say that, in my opinion, maybe.

But then we get to which God, god or gods? As Heinlein said, all of them have to go in the hat. Sorry if that pisses you off, but that’s the way I see it.

Maybe Zeus is pissed off we’re not sacrificing white bulls to him or Huitzilipochti is pissed off we’re not sacrificing people, Baal has to be partly happy with our abortion rate (especially partial-birth abortion), but we’re not exactly sacrificing babies to him so his happiness is qualified.

Personally, I’m rooting for a Jonathan Livingston Seagull sort of deal of going up, sideways or down the ladder.

A quote from the Federalist link

My point is not just that it is possible to offer a secular defense of free markets and liberty and the moral values that support them. My point that is these arguments have a power to persuade that cannot be matched just by quoting chapter and verse from the Bible.

Exactly.

I’ve been Troll for a Day a number of times because I try to explain that I can be in favor of civilization without believing in God.

Take something simple like traffic.

A lane ends on the highway, so what happens? If you’re in any metropolitan region, most people line up but a bunch of assholes have to be first so they screw the whole thing up.

If everybody worked together we’d all go through more quickly, the people being assholes screw it up for not just the polite people but for all the assholes behind them as they force traffic down to a crawl.

Civilization is a compilation of like situations, if we all work together, in a Christian manner, then life is better for all of us.

You do not need to believe in God to realize that or to believe that Jesus was probably the very best, most wise western philosopher ever (Bush should not have taken shit over that, he was right in my opinion), certainly the one whose philosophy has led to the best outcome for the most people.

Besides, many of the worst, non-commie, things we’ve done to each other is in service to a religion. There are few, non-commie, things more scary than a despot who thinks he’s doing God’s will. I will also say that communism/socialism/nannarchism is a religion without a god. Today’s leftism is a religion with a god, Gaia, and we’ve pissed her off by being imprius so…global worming.

 

My point, if we stop fucking with each other, life is better for everybody. It’s that simple.

You do not need a religion to believe that, as Ace says, you merely need to look at empirical evidence, logic and results.

It should be noted, of course, that religious people do not rely exclusively on religious precepts to make their cases. They, too, point to observable evidence and make secular (math-based, policy outcome based) arguments.

 

Preach it brother.