Blog Heap o' Urantiana Links

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Links regarding faith and belief
and men, women, marriage, and family life,
also sciences, the spritual and the 'supernatural,'
and, of course, Jesus of Nazareth.

Cosmology

Star Bright
The Universe That Could Not Exist
Neo-Neocon Wed 2017-Nov-1 7:59pm

…“All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist,” Christian Smorra, the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but we simply do not understand where the difference is. What is the source of the symmetry break?”

Good luck with that.…

Hmmm. What could it be? (Taps chin toughtfully.)
Neoneocon citing NY Post article

Spiritual Matters

Luther Weinstein
Ann Barnhardt Wed 2017-Nov-1 5:13pm

…this business of “celebrating” the Lutheran Revolt of 1517 is nothing short of satanic…

Ann Barnhardt on Luther
Light From the Other Side
YouTube Search Wed 2017-Nov-1 2:15pm

…[YouTube search] About 5,660 results… for muslim nde conversion christianity

NDE = Near Death Experience. Search terms suggested by kallisto, Ace of Spades

Character

RIP Billy Dewayne Copeland, 85
Examiner-Enterprise Thu 2017-Oct-19 4:49pm

…March 7, 1932 - October 2, 2017…
…His earliest years included a move to California, where the small family briefly shared living quarters in a railroad boxcar with three other families. By the time he started school, the family was back in Oklahoma… married in June 1950, driving to Arkansas so they could wed at an earlier age, shortly before he reported for active duty in the US Army… emergency appendectomy prevented him from shipping out with his unit to Korea… transferred to oversee a typing pool, and later joked, "I'd have (almost) preferred being shipped out." …leaves behind his loving wife of 67 years… three sons… eight grandchildren, who were all his favorites… and eleven great-grandchildren

Founded Copeland Appliance in Bartlesville in 1970. A good, full life.

extraterrestrial

UFO
US Congress Candidate "Abducted by Aliens"
Independent Tue 2017-Oct-17 5:02pm

A candidate for the United States' Congress has said she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at age seven, but that the incident shouldn't detract from what she's done here on Earth since then. … Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera … "I believe it is real. But I was seven years old. It was an experience I had a thousand years ago."…

Not People's Cube. Not the Onion.

Character

Play Button
Sonoma County Sheriff deputy's Fire Response 10/8/17
Sonoma Sheriff, YouTube Tue 2017-Oct-17 5:14pm
Video, 5:26
Ann B: Most Definitely NOT Cowering In the Proverbial Stairwell…
Mildred Viola Todd (1924 - 2017)
Examiner-Enterprise Tue 2017-Oct-17 3:26pm

…wrote the book, "Starvation Corner" about her life with her family during the Great Depression in Bartlesville and was named the Women's Network Historian of the Year. In the book she talked about her parents, her father serving in WWI in Siberia and working in the garden and tending the animals and raising her children while her husband was off to war.…

…During Desert Storm, her son, Joe wrote that the Iraqi military had destroyed the church in the Christian village of Kani Masi in Northern Iraq. Money was being raised by the American soldiers to help rebuild the church and she took it upon herself to raise money and sent it to her son to help in rebuilding the church. The priest at the church asked for her photo and now it hangs in the rebuilt Kani Masi Church.
After collecting money for the church, she collected medical supplies which were sent to her son in Northern Iraq and were used for the Kurds in Northern Iraq who had been injured by Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Army.…

Modern Family Life

Not the Dad But Must Pay Anyway
Lori Fulbright, NewsOn6 Mon 2017-Jan-16 1:39pm

An Oklahoma man is hoping to change the law after he was ordered to pay child support for a baby that’s not his. … When Thomas' high school girlfriend got pregnant, he married her. Five months later she had a little boy and he believed he had a son, but, as happens to a lot of young marriages, theirs fell apart. The boy was three when Thomas decided to take a paternity test.… At first, the judge ruled Thomas was off the hook financially, but then reversed that decision because Oklahoma law says men must question paternity within two years of the child's birth.…

Urantiana

Where Jesus Grew Up
Joanna Kujawa, 1God.com Thu 2016-Dec-8 6:42pm

…His intention was to approximate the location of Yeshua’s house in old Nazareth. From the descriptions in The Urantia Book, he guessed roughly where the house might be. The descriptions were quite detailed. …

extraterrestrial

UFO
Is ET Phoning Us?
Leslie Eastman, Legal Insurrection Thu 2016-Oct-27 1:49pm

…extraterrestrial life… a new scientific report theorizes that strange modulations among a small star cluster may be be coming from extraterrestrial intelligence that is looking to alert us to their existence. …not all scientists are rushing to join in the consensus…

Interestingly, a piece of an exotic aluminum alloy that appears to be the product of advanced technology was recently discovered in Romania. This find, determined to be 250,000-year-old in one test, is being used as evidence that aliens once visited Earth.…

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Judge Blocks School Obamapotty Directive
Lana Shadwick, Breitbart Fri 2016-Oct-21 5:10pm

A federal judge has ruled that a preliminary injunction against the Obama directive governing transgender access to public school restrooms applies nationwide.…

Golden Rulers

Heart
Student Rescues Cheerleader
anika lori, YouTube Fri 2016-Oct-21 12:50am

A San Antonio, Texas family is thanking a young man for saving a little girl from a heartbreaking moment.

Addie Rodriguez, 9, was performing at a football game at Central Catholic High School when the other cheerleaders on her squad were joined by their fathers and lifted onto their shoulders.

But Addie's father wasn't there. He'd deployed for training in California the previous day, and her mother had missed the memo about the parent day ceremony.…

Video: 1:23

Banality of Evil

Podesta v Assange on Twitter
Charlie Nash, Breitbart Sat 2016-Oct-15 10:49am

…3. I bet the lobster risotto is better than the food at the Ecuadorian Embassy. pic.twitter.com/zyViu1R4UL
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) October 14, 2016

@johnpodesta Yes, we get it. The elite eat better than the peasants they abuse.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 14, 2016…

Scary O
Obama Used Sarin to Frame Assad?
MJA, IOTW Report Sat 2016-Oct-15 10:47am

…Seymour Hersh has revealed… that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria. … the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. …a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad.…

All too believable.

Spiritual Matters

Pope Proves the Totality of His Madness
Cheryl Chumley, Atlas Shrugged Fri 2016-Oct-14 12:15pm

Pope to Christians: You’re Hypocrites, If You Don’t Want Refugees…

Mr. Pope, tear down the Vatican wall, then we'll talk.

Spiritual Matters

Italian Exorcism Epidemic
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart Thu 2016-Oct-13 11:02am

The number of exorcisms has been rising sharply in Italy, with some 500,000 Italians requesting an exorcism each year and not nearly enough exorcists to meet the rising demand… exorcist Father Ildebrando Di Fulvio… says that there are a number of external signs that can help distinguish between someone under the influence of Satan from someone who is mentally ill. Such signs include “a deformed facial expression; a cavernous voice; spitting out food or metallic objects they never ingested; speaking in archaic languages they don’t know consciously like Hebrew, ancient Greek, Latin, and Aramaic; an unnatural physical strength they don’t normally possess; and violent reactions to deliverance prayers and holy water.”… also noted that often people become possessed after participating in séances or Satanic masses, or after joining Satanic sects and cults.…

Family Patterns

1st Heartbeat at 16 Days
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart Thu 2016-Oct-13 11:07am

A study finds an unborn baby’s first heartbeat occurs as early as 16 days after conception.…

extraterrestrial

UFO
ET Robot Spotted in Oklahoma
John Thomas Didymus, Inquisitr Tue 2016-Oct-11 10:10am

…The witness said the metallic object had a humanoid form and may have been a robot. The strange humanoid, robot-like object appeared in only one of a series of photos taken seconds apart outside his home in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

This suggested to alien hunters that the object was a mobile unit that had moved out of sight by the time the camera took the next image seconds later.

An image taken of the same space near the witness’s home, about seven hours later, did not contain the mysterious robotic object, but visible in the distance was a rocket-shaped UFO flying in the sky.…

Rod Serling's voice heard.

Cosmology

Why Does Time Go Forward?
Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics Tue 2016-Oct-4 9:57am

…Most of the laws of physics …are symmetric with respect to time… except one. The Second Law of Thermodynamics… is the reason why you can mix stuff but you can't unmix it…

See? Clear as can be.

Cosmology

What Dark Matter?
Charles Q. Choi, Inside Science Sun 2016-Oct-2 11:17am

…Now scientists analyzing more than 150 galaxies find that dark matter might not explain their new observations, which they say hints that dark matter might not exist and that a new law of nature might be needed to solve all these mysteries.…

Man and Woman

Man and Woman
OKWU Withdraws from NAIA Cross Country Championships
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Fri 2016-Sep-30 4:50pm

Sep 28 - Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, announced today that OKWU will not participate in this year’s NAIA cross country championship unless it is returned to the state of North Carolina. Piper’s statement is in response to the decision made Monday by the NAIA Council of Presidents to pull the national meet out of North Carolina because of the state’s so called “bathroom bill”, which specifies that men and women should use the restrooms appropriate to their biological sex.…

Modern Family Life

Baby With DNA From Three Parents
MJA, IOTW Report Thu 2016-Sep-29 12:35am

Scientists say the first baby has been born from a new technique that combines DNA from three people.

The goal is to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from the mother.…

When it comes down to it, we're all carrying DNA from untold generations. Citing New Boston Post

Marriage Today

Mexicans March Against Same-Sex Marriage
Big Fur Hat, IOTW Report Mon 2016-Sep-26 7:59pm

This was not a march against sexual orientation. This was a march against the state imposing their view upon the church, that they must recognize homosexual marriages in their religious practices.

usa today-

Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s push to legalize same-sex marriage.…

Man and Woman

Man and Woman
Pushing Kids Into Transgenderism Is Medical Malpractice
Walt Heyer, The Federalist Thu 2016-Sep-22 3:24pm

…Socially indoctrinating young children toward accepting transgenderism is rampant today in public schools. …By infiltrating the curriculum in our nation’s public schools, LGBT activists can groom the next generation of participants. …The problem with taking the steps to transition physically—cross-gender hormones and surgeries—is that physical changes are likely permanent, but the feelings driving the desire may change, especially for young people.…

Spiritual Matters

Jesus and Beer
Wisc Gazette / AP Sat 2016-Sep-17 10:40am

…This event is called “Jesus & Beer” and it’s part of an effort by some Christian groups throughout the country to recruit parishioners, connect with people struggling with faith or provide a relaxed outlet to talk religion.

Call it pint-size salvation.…

Or, don't.

Cosmology

Most Detailed Milky Way Map
Davide Castelvecchi, Nature Fri 2016-Sep-16 6:39pm

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the largest, most detailed map yet of the Milky Way. It pinpoints the 3D positions of 1.1 billion stars, almost 400 million of which were previously unknown to science.… suggests that the Milky Way is slightly bigger than previously estimated…

Marriage Today

Mother and Daughter "Married"
Dallas Franklin, KFOR Thu 2016-Sep-8 6:51pm

DUNCAN, Okla. – A mother and daughter from Oklahoma are accused of having an incestuous marriage.… [Mother] told officials she didn’t think she was breaking any laws by marrying Misty because her name is no longer listed on her daughter’s birth certificate.… Court records show this isn’t the first time Patricia has married one of her own children.…

But at least both were "of age," right? So, it's all good. ((o_O))

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Brown U: Both Sexes Menstruate
Ben Kew, Breitbart Thu 2016-Sep-8 7:54pm

…Brown University… announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year… because ‘both sexes menstruate’…

Apparently, Brown education does not include basic biology.

Man and Woman

Texas Justice: Same-Sex "Spousal" Benefits Can Be Denied
Lana Shadwick, Breitbart Mon 2016-Sep-5 7:33pm

A Texas Supreme Court Justice has issued a dissenting opinion stating that while the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples may marry, the U.S. Constitution does not necessarily require cities to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. While marriage may be a fundamental right, spousal benefits are not. He says that the same constitutional strict scrutiny does not apply to employment benefits.…

Spiritual Matters

Saint Mother Theresa
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart Sun 2016-Sep-4 1:34pm

Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a Saint on Sunday morning…

“Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy,” the Pope said in his homily before the more than 100,000 people overflowing Saint Peter’s Square, “making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.”…

extraterrestrial

UFO
Strong Signal from Space? Not!
Eric Berger, Ars Technica Fri 2016-Sep-2 11:59am

Ars was among the first news outlets to report on discussions among astronomers about observations of an intriguing "signal" that may have originated from a distant, Sun-like star. We cautioned readers that, because the signal was measured at 11Ghz, there was a "significant chance" it was of terrestrial origin, likely due to some military activity.

Well, it apparently was.…

Healing Ourselves

Man Regaining Use of Reattached Hand
Rick Wells, NewsOn6 Thu 2016-Sep-1 6:30pm

Tulsa …Lindley was at work operating a saw, and, in an instant, his hand was severed at the wrist.

"Six surgeons and 14 hours - they had it back on and I was home in six days," he said.

The scarring's beginning to fade, but the damage was severe; the wrist had to be re-built, there were skin grafts and all blood vessels and nerves had to be re-attached.

But all the work is paying off.

…Slowly re-opening the pathways from his brain to his hand, and it is working. Rhinehart said the progress is miraculous.

…What he's working hardest at is holding a drumstick. Lindley was a drummer with lots of bands over the years. He loved it, and his goal is to play again…

Man and Woman

Man and Woman
Judge Blocks Pervert Obama Directive in Texas
Zip, Weasel Zippers Mon 2016-Aug-22 2:04pm

A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration’s directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.…

Citing AP
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Myths
Ryan T. Anderson, Daily Signal Mon 2016-Aug-22 12:10pm

…The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that “some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence.”…

Not really news except to the ill-informed

Spiritual Matters

How did Rio’s “Christ the Redeemer” statue get there?
Philip Kosloski, Aleteia Fri 2016-Aug-19 1:25am

…in the early 20th century a local group in Rio called the Catholic Circle saw a need to reclaim the city for Christ.

“In the wake of World War One, [Catholic Circle] feared an advancing tide of godlessness. Church and state had been separated when Brazil became a republic at the end of the previous century, and they saw the statue as a way of reclaiming Rio – then Brazil’s capital city – for Christianity.…”

A host of workers started construction on the massive statue in 1922 and completed it in 1931. It was built using metal scaffolding and cranes with the materials being carried up the mountain by railway.

The statue was officially opened to visitors on October 12, 1931…Philip Kosloski

Healing Ourselves

Damaged Spinal Cords Re-Routed
Ian Johnston, Independent (UK) Fri 2016-Aug-19 1:09am

In an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to their brain – with one even able to walk using two crutches.

Scientists developed the Walk Again Project, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thinking that they could enable paraplegics to move about using the exoskeleton controlled by their thoughts.

But they were surprised to discover that during the training, the eight patients all started to regain the sense of touch and movement below the injury to their spine.… researchers now believe that a few nerves survived and these were reactivated by the training, which may have rewired circuits in the brain.…

Earth Science

Australia's GPS Was Off Because the Whole Country Moved
David Grossman, Popular Mechanics Fri 2016-Aug-19 1:15am

…The country its currently updating its very longitude and latitude to correct a divergence with global satellite navigation systems. Geoscience Australia, a part of the Australian government, is behind the project of getting the Geocentric Datum of Australia, the country's national coordinate system, up to code and bring it in line with international data.…

Australia has moved 5 feet since the last update.

Marriage Today

Wedding Rings, Interlocked
92yo Oklahoma Man Serenades 90yo Wife
KTLA / Tribune Media Wire Sun 2016-Aug-14 9:49am

…Back in the 1960s, Harvey and Mildred Wosika met while she was working at his brother’s cafe. The couple hit it off and they were married on Aug. 5, 1966.

Together they have a total of 11 children, 35 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Nearly 150 family and friends joined them in their hometown of Newkirk, Oklahoma, to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary last week.…

Harvey got down on one knee, held his wife’s hands, and serenaded her with Bing Crosby’s classic song “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” Harvey even added some of his own lyrics into the song.…

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Mom Messes with Son's Sexual Identity
Dave Blount, Moonbattery Fri 2016-Aug-12 10:22pm

…The mother of a 5-year-old transgender girl [i.e., boy she pretends is a girl] in Pearland, Texas, is continuing her fight against the Pearland Independent School District to allow her [son] to use the girls’ bathroom.…

Cites GMA/Yahoo. Strangely, nothing about this mother being referred to family services or the police for her child abuse.

Spiritual Matters

Planned Vigil to Highlight Plight of Egyptian Christians
Ali Waked, Breitbart Sun 2016-Aug-7 6:06pm

Christian Egyptian-Americans have come under fire for their intention to stage a vigil opposite the White House highlighting the plight of their community in Egypt.

The planned protest, prompted by a string of attacks on Christians, was subject to much social media controversy, leading the Coptic Pope to ask the organizers to cancel it.…

Why I Am a Christian (David Wood, Former Atheist)
Acts17Apologetics Sun 2016-Aug-7 6:04pm

Lots of people have been asking me how I became a Christian, because I sometimes mention that I'm a former atheist but I usually don't share much of my story. Here's a video explaining why I left atheism and became convinced that Jesus is Lord and that he died on the cross for sins and rose from the dead.…

Video: 34:05
Thousands of Christian Churches to be Demolished
Bare Naked Islam Sun 2016-Aug-7 6:02pm

FRANCE: 2800 more churches across the country, many of them centuries old, are scheduled for demolition… As the number of Frenchmen in France continues to decline due to record-low birth rates and out-of-control Muslim immigration, in many cities, Christians are becoming the minority.…

Man and Woman

Men and Women
It's Gender Dysphoria
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart Sun 2016-Aug-7 11:35am

The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) has released a position paper denouncing popular approaches to transgender, declaring that the current protocol is founded upon “unscientific gender ideology,” which lacks any basis in real evidence.

The physicians argue that the assumption that gender dysphoria (GD)—a psychological condition in which people experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and their biological sex—is innate contradicts all relevant data and is based on ideology rather than science.…

Man Runs as Woman in Olympics
Selwyn Duke, American Thinker Sun 2016-Aug-7 11:05am

…owing to political correctness, a runner with, reportedly, no womb or ovaries but internal testes will be allowed to compete with women.…

The Olympics are past done and over. This year in Rio is the burial.

Disturbing Family Patterns

Sued For Not Aborting Healthy Twin
BlazingCatFur Thu 2016-Aug-4 4:39pm

An Ottawa-area woman is appealing an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruling that Mount Sinai Hospital did not discriminate against her when it refused last May to abort one of her healthy twins.…

Man and Woman

Shock: Fooling Around Hurts
Sadie Whitelocks, Mail (UK) Wed 2016-Jul-20 4:26pm

'My husband is with his girlfriend and I've never felt so lonely': Polyamorous people reveal the downsides to having multiple lovers on secrets-sharing app
Polyamorous people have spoken via the secrets-sharing app, Whisper
Men and women reveal the downsides to having multiple partners
Many touch on feelings of jealousy, loneliness and shame …

Infidelity causes problems. Who could've seen that?

Cosmology

1,300 Galaxies Where Only 70 Were Known Before
Keiligh Baker, Mail (UK) Tue 2016-Jul-19 11:45pm

Groundbreaking radio telescope has discovered 1,300 galaxies in the sky
It discovered them in small area where only 70 had previously been spotted
South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope will eventually boast 64 receptors
When it spotted the galaxies the system was only working at a quarter of its eventual capacity

Families Today

'Monoamniotic' Twin Sisters Born Holding Hands
Anjali Bisaria, India Times Mon 2016-Jul-18 2:08pm

Jenna and Jillian were born in a 'one in 10,000 monoamniotic birth'. At the time when they were delivered, the twins immediately reached out to hold each other's hands…

Earth Science

Exploring the Mariana Trench
Jason Daley, Smithsonian Tue 2016-Jul-12 2:21pm

Mission to Mariana Trench Records Dozens of Crazy Deep Sea Creatures

The Okeanos Explorer has spent three months mapping the seafloor and recording deep sea life in the ocean's depths…

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Bathroom Wars - Fighting Back
Bethany Kozma, Daily Signal Mon 2016-Jul-11 6:28pm

…Through conversations with friends and family, the “United We Stand” campaign was born. Our simple effort to educate parents exploded into a national campaign to tell the White House and Obama “No.”

Our message was that this radical agenda of subjective “gender fluidity” and unrestricted shower and bathroom access actually endangers all.…

Cosmology

Planet with Triple Suns, a Year = 550 Earth Years
Yahoo / AP Sat 2016-Jul-9 4:22pm

Imagine a planet with triple sunrises and sunsets every day for part of the year, and nonstop daylight at other times.

Astronomers revealed such a place Thursday: a strange new world in the Constellation Centaurus that has not one, not two, but three suns. What's more, a year there lasts half a millennium from Earth's perspective.…

h/t: Neo-Neocon

Healing Ourselves

Girl's Rare Cancer Cured by Targeted Medicine
Terry Turner, Good News Network Thu 2016-Jul-7 11:31am

…This type of treatment is called “precision medicine” because it uses the patient’s genetic information to help target a precise molecule in cancer cells. … Allison took two pills each day for two months and when she went back for a brain scan, doctors there couldn't find any trace of the cancer.…

extraterrestrial

UFO
EU Hears ETs
Bare Naked Islam Tue 2016-Jul-5 11:35am

…According to the EU Commission president, “Following BREXIT, leaders of other planets are worried”
During a speech on the 28th of June in the European Parliament in Brussels, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker confused attendees when he started talking about what appear to be extraterrestrials.…

Prehistory - still with us

99myo Bird Wings in Amber
Danny Lewis, Smithsonian Fri 2016-Jul-1 1:52pm

…a group of researchers digging through amber mined in Burma uncovered a sample with a pair of tiny bird-like wings frozen inside… At around 99 million years old, these wings are some of the most pristine fossilized feathers ever found.… Astonishingly, the amber preserved every minute detail of the wings. If you look closely enough, you can see traces of hair, feathers, bones, and how they were all arranged. Even the feathers’ color has survived the eons and is still visible.…

Spiritual Matters

Jesus Christ Virtual Reality Film Set for Christmas Release
Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart Wed 2016-Jun-29 8:48pm

…“The viewers truly feel they are there with Jesus and his disciples,” director David Hansen said in a statement. “This is the most powerful story of all time and virtual reality is the perfect way to tell it.”…

Healing Ourselves

Mosquito
Zika Vaccines Effective in Animal Tests
Beth Mole, Ars Technica Wed 2016-Jun-29 2:24pm

Two types of experimental Zika vaccines, a DNA vaccine and an inactivated virus vaccine, were each able to completely protect mice with one dose, researchers report Tuesday in Nature.…

Modern Family Life

8 Best Quotes from Clarence Thomas’s Texas Abortion Dissent
Bre Payton, Federalist Wed 2016-Jun-29 2:11pm

…1. The court’s interpretation of “undue burden” is confusing as hell.

Today’s opinion does resemble Casey in one respect: After disregarding significant aspects of the Court’s prior jurisprudence, the majority applies the undue-burden standard in a way that will surely mystify lower courts for years to come.…

Banality of Evil

Narcissists Get More
Drake Baer, NY Mag Mon 2016-Jun-27 10:09pm

…narcissists aren’t just attractive to themselves. They are, at least superficially, attractive to other people; that’s why they’re overrepresented in fields where being at the center of attention is an asset, like entertainment, entrepreneurship, or politics. They also they have more sexual partners. And as a new study of speed dating led by Emanuel Jauk of the University of Graz, in Austria, finds, people rate them as more attractive and more dateable.…

Marriage Today

Dad seeks 'wife' for 48-year-old son with full-page newspaper ad
Ben Hooper, UPI Sat 2016-Jun-25 8:02pm

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, June 22 (UPI) -- A 48-year-old Utah man said his father did not seek his permission before taking out a full-page ad in an Idaho newspaper seeking the younger man "a wife."…

Thanks a lot, Dad!

Spiritual Matters

Voice of A Stranger
Ann Barnhardt Mon 2016-Jun-20 10:44pm

It is now clear to me, and I feel it morally incumbent upon me given my position to publicly state that I believe Jorge Bergoglio, “Francis” to be an Antipope, never having been canonically elected, and that Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI is still the Roman Pontiff.…

I've been saying this all along. But that was just me. This is Ann.

Urantiana

Three concentric azure blue circles
Urantia Reggae in Korea
Jon Dunbar, Korea Times Wed 2016-Jun-15 7:40pm

Reggae singer Pato Banton is on a mission to Korea, coming with his partner and keyboardist Antoinette Rootsdawtah to spread a message of intellectual and spiritual growth.… A meet and greet is planned for Wednesday, socialization on June 17 and a gathering with Korea's Urantia community on June 19.…

Cultural crossroads

Cosmology

Sun
How Earth Moves
V-Sauce, YouTube Wed 2016-Jun-15 10:20pm
Excellent video on time as we measure it and how we travel through space. 21:36

Family Patterns

Black Fathers Matter
PragerU, YouTube Wed 2016-Jun-15 10:22pm

Which poses a bigger threat to black communities: Racism? Or the absence of fathers? Drawing on a sea of official data and his own upbringing, talk-show host Larry Elder shows just how important black fathers are in turning boys into responsible and happy men--and how their absence has had a tragic impact on millions of black Americans.…

Because, of course, fathers matter. Video: 5:20

Man and Woman

Perversion is an American Value, Per Obama DoJ Civil Rights Head
Zip, Weasel Zippers Sun 2016-Jun-12 3:16pm

Legislation that keeps men out of women’s bathrooms is directly contrary to American values, according to assistant attorney general Vanita Gupta, who heads up the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division.…

Obams's American Values - not actual American values. - Quoting Daily Caller

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Texas "Cowboy" Trucker in Stilettos & Skirt? What?
Lana Shadwick, Breitbart Wed 2016-Jun-8 11:12am

A Texas BBQ restaurant has made their transgender bathroom policy abundantly clear — “No Men Allowed in Women’s Bathroom.” A cross-dressing cowboy truck driver has been stirring-up trouble in the Texas BBQ joint. The trucker likes to come in dressed in a skirt or hot pants and a blouse and six-inch stilettos.…

"Cowboy"? As in Brokeback Mountain, I guess.

Modern Family Life

OkWU to Teach Pro-Life Activism
Jacob Furedi, Independent (UK) Tue 2016-Jun-7 12:49pm

…Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU), which evolved out of the Wesleyan Church, is holding the course ‘Pro-Life Training and Applied Bioethics’ which, according to its site, hopes to equip students with the tools “to answer pro-choice arguments compellingly and winsomely in any setting.”…

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Shock: Man Beats Women in Race
Allum Bokhari, Breitbart Mon 2016-Jun-6 5:57pm

Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot, a male-t0-female transgender athlete became the first trans student to compete for a high school state championship last week.

Wangyot, a senior at Haines High School in Alaska, beat a number of biologically female competitors to the finals at the state Track & Field meet in Anchorage. But her [sic] presence at the race was met with some criticism from her [sic] fellow runners.…

How long will this stupidity be permitted to continue? Until women stand up for themselves again, I suppose.

Spiritual Matters

Can't Keep a Good Lord's Prayer Down
Victor Skinner, EAG News Sat 2016-May-28 3:35pm

School drops Lord’s Prayer from graduation after single complaint — students recite it anyway…

Disturbing Family Patterns

Latest NewThink: Don't Say "Start a Family"
Dave Blount, Moonbattery Fri 2016-May-27 2:55pm

What liberals would eliminate completely, they label as offensive. Per Bill O’Sullivan, Senior Managing Editor of the Washingtonian, that now includes the term “start a family”…

Spiritual Matters

Memorial Crosses Return
Fox News Thu 2016-May-26 1:47pm

…79 white, handmade crosses posted on public property along state Highway 92 in Hiram, Ga., were meant to represent the 79 Paulding County residents who died in America’s wars… were abruptly taken down last Friday after someone called Hiram City Hall questioning whether the soldiers were all Christian.… move sparked public outcry… crosses were put back in place Wednesday morning…

Modern Family Life

Haley Restricts Abortion to Under 20 Weeks
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart Thu 2016-May-26 7:54pm

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has signed into law a bill that will ban most abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy.… only exceptions to the law are in the rare situation in which the mother’s life is in jeopardy and if a physician determines the baby cannot survive outside the womb…

Which is still really late in pregnancy!

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Congress Backs Off Barry's BS Bathroom Bill
Ken Klukowski, Breitbart Thu 2016-May-26 7:45pm

The full U.S. House of Representatives swats down a transgender measure, just hours after 43 Republicans voted for a Democratic amendment that would have forced transgender rules on all 50 states, and disqualify faith-based groups including the Salvation Army from doing business with the federal government.…

Man and Woman

11 States Sue Feds Over BS Bathroom Directives
Nickarama, Weasel Zippers Wed 2016-May-25 7:16pm

Eleven states and state officials filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging he Obama administration over federal guidance directing schools to provide transgender students with facilities that match their gender identities.…

Citing Breaking911

Healing Ourselves

Advanced Melanoma Skin Cancer Survival Rate Jumps from 1% to 40%
Good News Network Tue 2016-May-24 11:45am

For patients with a deadly skin cancer who previously had few treatment options, a drug that will boost their immune systems has shown great promise.

After 655 patients with advanced melanoma received the drug pembrolizumab, a new study showed 15% of people in the trial had no sign of cancer three years later, achieving total remission.…

Man and Woman

Outrageous Gender Dictates
Big Fur Hat, IOTW Report Tue 2016-May-24 3:47pm

…The most offensive part of the new policy is that, under the Obama administration’s federal guidance:

School districts must allow biological males and females to spend the night together in the same hotel room on field trips;
Colleges must let men who say they are transgender be roommates with one or more women; and
School officials cannot even tell those young women or their parents in advance that their new roommate is a man, without risking a federal lawsuit.

The plain wording of the Obama administration’s diktat is clear enough, yet it has not been reported, even by conservative news outlets.…

It Gets Tens of Thousands for Nonsense and Lies
Nickarama, Weasel Zippers Tue 2016-May-24 11:58am

A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun.…

Cites Daily Caller

Spiritual Matters

Star Trek Enterprise
Actress Who Played Nun Doesn't Know Beans About Bible
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart Fri 2016-May-20 4:00pm

Whoopi Goldberg voiced her support of divorce as a good and important option for many Christians, since it is found “nowhere in the Bible”…

Suggestion: Search on "divorce" at BibleGateway.com.
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Maybe she meant Guinan's El-Aurian bible?
Star Bright
Restoration Work on the Church of Holy Sepulcher
Breitbart / AP Fri 2016-May-20 12:32pm

Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulcher, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
The works are the first in almost two centuries that will focus on repairing, reinforcing and conserving the structure.… Clerics from the three denominations that oversee the church — Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Armenian — shook hands in a show of unity next to scaffolding erected on Friday.…

It's a miracle!

Man and Woman

Girls must overcome ‘discomfort’ of seeing ‘male genitalia’
MJA, IOTW Report Fri 2016-May-20 12:35pm

A leading North Carolina newspaper [Charlotte Observer] issued an editorial last week telling girls to attempt “overcoming discomfort” at the sight of “male genitalia,” should transgender bathroom laws be enacted.…

Man and Woman

FBI Seeks Help Investigating Rampant Female Genital Mutilation
Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs Sun 2016-May-15 8:58am

The gruesome practice of female genital mutilation is at record highs in America due to the influx of Muslim immigrants. The FBI is asking for help in investigating these vicious acts of misogyny. But at the same time, the FBI goes out of its way to say that it is not Islamic in practice — dhimmis even in this. But they need help, because the Muslim community is very secretive and protective of this ghastly custom. …

Man and Woman

Texas Flag
Texas Tells Obama: Keep Your 30 Pieces of Silver
Nickarama, Weasel Zippers Fri 2016-May-13 4:54pm

…“I believe it is the biggest issue facing families and schools in America since prayer was taken out of public schools,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told reporters.

Obama’s policy “will divide the country not along political lines but along family values and school districts,” Patrick said.

“He says he’s going to withhold funding if schools do not follow the policy,” Patrick said, referring to the risk of schools losing federal funding if they do not adhere to the recommendations. “Well, in Texas, he can keep his 30 pieces of silver. We will not yield to blackmail from the president of the United States.”…

Quoting from Politico
Gender Appropriation
V the K, Ace of Spades Fri 2016-May-13 9:37am

I don't call them 'trans' anymore, I call them 'Gender Appropriators.'

Cosmology

There's Lotsa Worlds Out There
Jon Austin, Express (UK) Wed 2016-May-11 9:51am

…Timothy Morton, associate research scholar at Princeton University in New Jersey, said: "We have discovered 1,284 new planets - the most explanets ever announced at one time."

It more than doubles the previous amount of exoplanets found by the Kepler Telescope, taking the total number to 2,325.

It comes after NASA said they now also believe every star in space has at least one planet orbiting it, further increasing the chance of life evolving somewhere. …

The universe was created to be inhabited!

Earth Science

Life-genic Atmospheric Alterations
Maddie Stone, Gizmodo Wed 2016-May-11 11:00am

…Their analysis revealed that atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion years ago was at most only half of its present value—a result that flies in the face of our understanding of the Earth during the Archaean period. … Now, scientists have to figure out what it means. … suggests something dramatic took place about three billion years ago to reduce the size of the atmosphere. And Som has a hunch as to what that something might be. … Other geochemical evidence suggests that around 3.2 billion years ago, bacteria developed mechanisms for transforming atmospheric nitrogen (N2 gas) into ammonia (NH3), a biologically-useful form. … nitrogen fixation, was utterly essential to the evolution of complex life. Without it, plants and animals would have no way of accessing the nitrogen our cells need to build proteins and DNA. Essentially, Som and others suspect that the ability to strip-mine the atmosphere for nitrogen caused air pressure to take a temporary nosedive.…

All part of the plan.

Banality of Evil

Diabolical Narcissism
Ann Barnhardt Wed 2016-May-11 11:53am

…I know it is long, but the truth is, this topic is so enormous and touches on so many aspects of life, that when I got done recording it I felt like I hadn’t really said anything. Which is why I will have to continue fleshing all of these concepts out in writing here. But now that the video is here and you all can get a general overview, we can really accelerate the discussion on specific manifestions of DN in the world today.…

Nearly three-hour video
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Topics index for video

Man and Woman

Racist Group Supports Sexual Predators
Ian Hanchett, Breitbart Tue 2016-May-10 12:45pm

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks agreed with comparisons between North Carolina’s “bathroom law” and Jim Crow laws and the school segregation laws …

Prehistory - still with us

Newly-Seen Nazca Geoglyph
Mark Miller, Ancient Origns Sat 2016-May-7 12:31am

Experts have discovered a new geoglyph 30 meters (100 feet) long among the Nazca lines on an arid plateau in Peru that experts say depicts an imaginary animal with a long tongue. Archaeologists say the rock carving may date back 2,000 years.…

Urantiana

Three concentric azure blue circles
Planetary Prince Music
Examiner.com Thu 2016-May-5 11:12pm

…Intriguingly enough, Planetary Prince takes its name and spiritual theme from the popular “Urantia Book” — an unspoken bible to many outside Christian, church-going theology. Graves himself is a follower of sorts. “That's a really deep book. A lot of people might think it's sacrilegious, but it makes so much sense about the breakdown of the universe and deities and Earth and man,” the bandleader said in a recent DL Media press release.

“The Urantia Book” has been universally embraced by the non-religious as the true bible. Allegedly conveyed by aliens who came down to Earth to share truths, the book combines spirituality with science…

Unspoken Bible to many outside Christian, church-going theology? What does that even mean, besides being stupidly wrong? Embraced by the non-religious as the true bible? Nonsense and more nonsense. Conveyed by aliens - do all these folks citing the UB drink from the same crazy water source? Holy cow this is dumb.

And the original Planetary Prince was the devil. Hope that's not who they're celebrating.

-BHoL editorial

Modern Family Life

Surrogate Mom Keeps Unwanted Baby
Archit Tripathi, Wimp.com Wed 2016-May-4 1:28pm

…Andrea's friends, the baby's future parents, were no longer excited. They didn't want the hassle and potential heartbreak that accompanied this child, and even told her to terminate the pregnancy. It took a lot of soul-searching for her, but ultimately, she decided that she was going to keep the baby and raise it herself.…

Disturbing Family Patterns

Students Sign Petition for "4th Trimester" Abortions
Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost Mon 2016-May-2 12:05pm

…video has emerged showing George Mason University students… signing a petition to legalize abortion after birth. … demanded that lawmakers legalize "fourth trimester" abortions.… One concerned student asked if the procedure would "cause harm to the child."

"Well the child wouldn't be there anymore," responded Joseph. "It's abortion."

The student then happily signed the petition.…

Citizens of the Idiocracy

Video: MRCTV .org, YouTube, 5:06

Spiritual Matters

Prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi About A Destroyer Pope
Ann Barnhardt Thu 2016-Apr-28 6:44pm

The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound…

Man and Woman

Top 20 Target Sex Crimes Reports
Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart Wed 2016-Apr-27 4:45pm

…Here are the top twenty sex crime reports from Target’s stores across the nation…

Just the top 20, that we know about.

Earth Science

Earth Magnetosphere Collapse Was Software Glitch
Kim LaCapria, Snopes Wed 2016-Apr-27 4:39pm

…NASA space weather analyst Leila Mays told us that the 23 April readings weren't the result of normal fluctuations in any case, but rather a software glitch that led to erroneous simulations…

Did Earth's Magnetosphere Collapse?
Superstation95 Wed 2016-Apr-27 4:37pm

Apr 23: A stunning and terrifying event has taken place in space surrounding our planet; for two hours today, earth's "Magnetosphere" COLLAPSED around the entire planet! …

Terrifying potential if true.

Man and Woman

Urinals in the Ladies' Room!
The Analytical Economist, AllenBWest.com Tue 2016-Apr-26 4:42pm

…“It’s true. ..I’m in the women’s bathroom at a Target north of LA…they actually took out a stall for women in order to accommodate the ones who have giblets…yes, these are urinals…for men…and so the war on women progresses. …”

Quoting Karen Crawford, Facebook

Man and Woman

Transgenders More Suicidal Than Usual
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart Mon 2016-Apr-25 8:20pm

Planned Parenthood tweeted a link to a Daily Beast column that claims “Trans Suicide Hotline Calls Double” after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law that affirms the long-standing public expectation that men should use men’s bathrooms, and women should use women’s bathrooms.… “suicide prevalence” among “trans” is usually in upswing mode in spring anyway.…

But not mentally ill.
Cutie-pie O
Limp-Wristed Prez "Aggressive" About Men in Little Girls' Room
Nickarama, Weasel Zippers Mon 2016-Apr-25 7:57pm

A top Obama appointee in the Department of Education personally assured a group of LGBT activists that the White House is “aggressively engaged” in the fight to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they please at school.…

"Aggressive" in all the wrong matters.

Quoting Daily Caller.

Man and Woman

Top 25 Stories Highlighting Dangerous Open-Bathrooms
Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart Sun 2016-Apr-24 10:36pm

…Target itself has had incidents of predators threatening children in its bathrooms. Only weeks ago such an incident occurred in a Cedar Park, Texas store.

But there are dozens of such stories over the last 16 months or so highlighting the problem with setting policies that would make access to public restrooms easier for predators.…

These are just the ones we hear about them getting caught!

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