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by Bjinse on Sun Nov 5th, 2017 at 08:42:02 PM EST
Gush Shalom presents: Settlement Products Wiki
Settlement Products Wiki - a systematic informational research about businesses in the settlements and their products; businesses that have left the settlements and relocated to within the Green Line; and the misleading tactics with which businesses attempt to cover up and conceal their location in the settlements.

Daring the USA.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Nov 9th, 2017 at 02:24:28 PM EST
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(caption: The roughly 3000-year old skeletons found in the Philistine graveyard in Ashkelon have clear hallmarks of Aegean customs, not Canaanite.)
Is the Bible a true story? Eighteen years ago, on October 29, 1999, Haaretz published an article by Tel Aviv University's Ze'ev Herzog, whose message was spelled out in the very headline: "The Bible: No evidence on the ground."[...] The unbridgeable gap Herzog described between the Biblical tales and the archaeological findings was nothing new, to researchers. Israeli archaeologists have long thought as much, based on biblical criticism theories originating in Germany during the early 19th century. The general public, however, was shocked.[...] In any case, most archaeologists now agree that the Israelite-Jewish identity arose from traditions that developed among the inhabitants of Canaan. It was not brought from outside by invaders.

Jury is still out on the six olive pits.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 9th, 2017 at 09:16:04 PM EST
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I have heard that the archaeological community has seen signs that the Philistine peoples, specifically (distinct from other Cannanites) were either a settler Mycenean Greek state or strongly influenced by them. Greek raiding and pirate activites were pretty common in the Mediterranean of the time, and it does not seem impossible on its face.
by Zwackus on Fri Nov 10th, 2017 at 12:54:52 AM EST
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Yes, Helen and I had a wack at the topic in this thread. 2nd millennium trade flow has become quite the controversy upsetting classicists. Greek-speaking people weren't the only "pirates" settling/colonizing/destroying ports along the Mediterranean, Black, and Baltic seas.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 10th, 2017 at 01:45:29 AM EST
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Here's a refreshing old rant I think everyone(but the "irrational") can appreciate.

WHO: I told you Tedros Adhanom is an empty suit!

What kind of a moron appoints Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador for health? That is what the new Ethiopian-born Director General of the World Health Organization did - sparking global consternation. The appointment, now reversed, underlines one fact: Tedros Adhanom lacks what it takes to head even a village clinic.
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For crying out loud, select Robert Mugabe out of the 7 billion people on Planet Earth?

Wouldn't Mugabe have been a better ambassador for geriatric medicine in sleep disorders (as in routinely conking out (falling asleep) at international conferences and diplomatic meetings)?

Who on earth would want to follow in Mugabe's stench as WHO ambassador?
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I have sugarcoated how I really feel about Tedros Adhanom. I have called him, among other things, an empty suit--someone in a position of authority with an impressive title but totally devoid of substance, personality or ability.

Adhanom got the WHO job through nepotism and Big Bill pulling the money string. (BTW: I sent my congratulations to Bill Gates in May when Adhanom snagged the WHO job. In 2010, the Gates Foundation gave WHO $2.5 billion. That Foundation has dumped billions more in handouts to WHO over the past seven years.)

Wonder Woman had better watch her back.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Nov 9th, 2017 at 10:11:53 PM EST
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Washington Examiner
"Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist," [Alabama State Auditor Jim] Ziegler said choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. "Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus."

"There's just nothing immoral or illegal here," Ziegler concluded. "Maybe just a little bit unusual."

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Nov 10th, 2017 at 09:11:03 PM EST
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As a commenter on TPM wrote: "Ziegler is implying that Jesus wasn't the product of a miracle but of Mary and Joseph getting it on."
by Bernard on Fri Nov 10th, 2017 at 09:41:51 PM EST
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Wouldn't that make the Virgin Birth even more of a miracle?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Nov 12th, 2017 at 05:34:39 AM EST
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I don't believe there are any prohibitions about with a minor anywhere in the bible.

which was one of the earlier defences used by less than enlightened defenders of the Catholic child buggery scandal. Not like that damned sin of homosexuality

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Nov 12th, 2017 at 10:33:54 PM EST
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Raqqa'sSDF's and Operation Inherent Resolve's dirty secret
In light of the BBC investigation, the coalition now admits the part it played in the deal. Some 250 IS fighters were allowed to leave Raqqa, with 3,500 of their family members.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 02:53:19 PM EST
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