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Jill Stanek, one of the nation’s most prominent anti-choice campaigners,…
Politics Is The Art of Looking For Trouble
Politics Is Expensive #quote
Your guide to schemes from just the last 2 months:
'...There are a lot of people whose livelihoods depend on keeping lots of conservatives terrified and ill-informed. The groups that exist to raise funds raise more funds when they endorse the crazier candidate. So even if you don’t particularly care that regular conservative Americans are constantly being scammed by their media apparatus, you should still worry about the influence of the scammers. The fact that there is a lot of money to be made in acting like Michele Bachmann is part of why the House seems poised to blow up the U.S. economy. The fact that conservatives have that much contempt for their own true believers neatly explains how they govern when they actually have power.'
[“According to the Mayan calendar, December 21 marks the end of the world…then why am I Christmas shopping?” – David Letterman]
OLDEST KNOWN MAYAN CALENDAR FOUND
And guess what? The astronomical tables found in a remote Guatemala dig at the largest-known Classic Mayan site, Xultún, are 500 years older than those preserved in the Maya codices, and they do not reference any End Timesscenarios.
According to the CNN feed,
Contrary to popular myth, Mayan experts have known for a long time that this calendar is not a countdown to the end of the world on December 2012, the study researchers said in a press conference to reporters.
The Mayan used a series of cycles to track time in which there were 13 baktuns each representing a 400-year chunk.
Researchers of the study say rumors surrounding a projected apocalypse on Dec. 21, 2012, is a misconception. It is just the benchmark when a cycle of 13 baktuns will be complete and a new cycle begins.
“There was a lot more to the Mayan calendar than just 13 baktuns,” said archaeologist David Stuart of the University of Texas, who worked to decipher the hieroglyphics found on the walls of a house, dating back to the early part of the 9th century (813 A.D.-814 A.D.).
“The Mayan calendar is going to keep going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future,” added Stuart.
Forget everything else about the fiscal cliff negotiations, but remember this: the Republicans are winning the fight.
Indeed, pretty much no matter what happens, the Republicans are going to win.
It’s not a matter of details: who gets what tiny bit of what; who’s side is slightly advantaged in…
First off, I don’t know of anyone who’s seriously proposing we ban guns outright — just certain types (i.e. military grade assault rifles), and tightening regulations. Think of it as calling for safer tires after the multiple accidents caused by faulty years several years ago, or the call for…
Took the words right outta my mouth!