What Was Open in the Browser 2015 Feb 8
Random Items In No Particular Order
[Update 2015 Mar 23: After this page, I re-ignited the Blog Heap o'Links, with these kinds of links every day, or, at least, every day so far.]
I had too many tabs open on the browser, and didn't know what else to do with them, so I dumped them here.
Wherein I discover that after a four-month hiatus from webworking, my HTML skills are rusty.
The president has long been criticized for his lack of strategic vision. But what if a strategy, centered on Iran, has been in place from the start and consistently followed to this day?
Army decides Fort Hood victims will receive Purple Heart
Lucas Tomlinson at Fox News c/o Gateway Pundit
No special recognition for the unborn 14th victim.
U.N. Climate Chief: We're 'Intentionally' Transforming The World Economy
Bradford Thomas at Truth Revolt
I turned up this while websurfing, from 2005:
Celebrating terrorism on America's birthday
Danny Carlton at JackLewis.net, c/o Liberal Logic
Claims that Battle Hymn of the Republic was written by Harriet Beacher Stowe and celebrates John Brown "terrorizing innocent people."
A commenter corrects him on the author of the Hymn being Julia Ward Howe and the tune was merely taken from "John Brown's Body." The author replies that he knew that, got the names mixed up, but still claims it's about John Brown. No substantianting links.
Nothing about this in Wikipedia's article on the Battle Hymn.
"Reverend James Freeman Clarke, suggested to Howe that she write new words for the fighting men's song. Staying at the Willard Hotel in Washington on the night of November 18, 1861, Howe awoke with the words of the song in her mind and in near darkness wrote the verses to the 'Battle Hymn of the Republic.'"
“The criminal ailment. Drug smugglers are using these,” Senator Ralph Shortey said. “You know, cattle thefts, cattle thieves are using these things to track the movements of cattle.”
That is why Sen. Shortey says he wrote a bill aimed at protecting your land and privacy. If it passes, you would be able to shoot down a drone on your property and not be held liable.
The Real Reason the US Military Was So Secretive About Afghanistan
Gary Owen at Vice News c/o War News Updates
"…the army that's supposedly taking over for the US is disappearing."
The 5 Most Dangerous Nuclear Threats No One Is Talking About
Zachary Keck at The National Interest c/o War News Updates
The stolen cattle were sold at a livestock auction in Sulphur, and now they could be anywhere in the United States.
Barnes may never get his cattle back, but he will get his money back, according to Flowers.
Flowers said the case is bigger than they originally thought.
They have now identified five suspects. Two have been arrested so far accused of stealing from additional ranches in Oklahoma.
You can get up to 10 years in prison for each head of livestock.
This article by Jessica Schambach at KOCO is a bit disappointing. Cattle rustling is apparently no longer a hanging offense. Sure hope those "10 years per head" don't run concurrenlty.
British soldiers to be equipped with state-of-the-art battle helmets that give them a Stormtrooper look
Daily Mail c/o War News Updates
"Our" who, comrade?
“We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends,” Obama said during remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Tu Quoque Error
The President was speaking in the context of the horrific murder of Jordanian pilot Lt. Mu’adh Yusuf al Kasasibah by burning him alive. And Obama, always supposing himself to be the only reasonable man in the room wanted to warn others, “Hey, Christians have done some nasty things, too, so let’s not go overboard in reaction.”
This is called a tu quoque error, Latin for “you, too,” or arguing the accuser is a hypocrite for being just as guilty as the accused. Not only is this an error of relevancy –what happened centuries ago has no bearing on the atrocities committed by ISIS nor our condemnation of them– in this case Obama is showing an all too common ignorance of both history and the religions he presumes to lecture about.
Put bluntly, when a Christian commits “terrible deeds” while invoking the name of Christ, he is acting against Christ’s teachings. On the other hand, when a Muslim does something similar, he is often acting in accord with the teachings of the Qur’an, the hadiths, and the recorded deeds of the life of Muhammad.
From His Own Lips
Christianity is founded upon the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, the Son of God and the Redeemer of Mankind. Nothing in His teachings as they’re recorded in the Gospels justifies the atrocities committed upon Jerusalem and Constantinople. Nor was there any attempt, even by the perpetrators, to justify them as Christian deeds. Any professing Christian should know that – and Barack Hussein Obama claims to be a Christian.
By the words he allowed to fall from his own lips, Obama has put his claim of Christian devotion in the toilet. …
No Greater Love
This upcoming documentary by U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Justin Roberts sets out to bridge this gap between the American public and its combat veterans through extensive footage he shot in Afghanistan and follow-up interviews with soldiers and Gold Star wives and families.
“This film isn’t a contrived story about soldiers, it IS soldiers; this is us talking,” Roberts said. “These are our conversations.”
“No Greater Love” is an immersive look at combat deployment through ambushes, IED’s, suicide vest attacks, two large scale operations, and finally the journey back home, where many veterans now find themselves.
Michele Hickford at AllenBWest.com
5 things about Oklahoma's civil rights movement you should know
Richard Hall at NewsOK
#5 Katz Drug in downtown Oklahoma City was the setting of what’s referred to as the tipping point in the nation’s civil rights movement. That’s where, in the fall of 1958, Clara Luper and 13 black children participated in a sit-in, silently and non-violently protesting segregation at the store’s lunch counter. …
Opposite Day is Every Day for Jeb
Jeb Bush: "it’s not possible in a free country to completely control the border without us losing our freedoms and liberties."
Teen Who Fell Through Ice Makes Miraculous Recovery – After Mother’s Prayer
KSDK c/o Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit
Wife divorces husband for refusing to abandon Down Syndrome son
Nicole Pelletiere at ABC News c/o Kemberlee Kaye at Legal Insurrection
Dad: "They took me in see him and I looked at this guy and I said, he's beautiful -- he's perfect and I'm absolutely keeping him."
The skimpy, moldy, mysterious, gross Michelle O lunches Congress should see
Cardigan at IOTWreport.
Serious mold in these pictures!
A-10 Warthog To Take On Oklahoma's Thunderstorms
Travis Meyer, NewsOn6
GUTHRIE, Oklahoma - The Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, better known as the Warthog, has earned a reputation for toughness over the years.
Now, one of the military's flying guns has landed in the Sooner state to take on a new mission - this one inside Oklahoma storms.
Its mission is to make forecasts more accurate and get lifesaving warnings out sooner. …
Hidden treasures on Oklahoma turnpikes
Lance West at KFOR
…Those turnpike hoppers collect millions of dollars a year in tolls. And they occasionally swallow more than quarters, dimes and nickels. …wedding ring slipped off her finger and straight down the change shoot. … Fake coins, buttons, and bullets… Tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry… some bizarre, inexplicable items too…
CONGRATULATIONS, TEXAS: Valerie Jarrett Working Behind the Scenes to Cede Your State to Mexico
Doug Ross at NoisyRoom.net
Valentine's Critter Cuteness
Claudia at IOTWreport.com