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  • FDE reports yesterday's "Mail- IN" voting activity. GOP leads Dems by 51,000 vote margin.

    10/20/2018 4:46:11 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 69 replies
    The Florida Division of Elections has just released yesterday's, 10/19/2018 Mail-In voting activity, statewide. Florida early voting begins next week. Republicans - 386,702 votes cast & recorded. Democrats - 335,702 votes cast & recorded. Others - 4,654 votes cast & recorded. No Party Affiliation (Independent) - 151,325 votes cast & recorded. The GOP continues to pull away and increase its lead over Democrats by a leading margin of 51,000 votes, statewide. A final tally for yesterday's voting activity should be posted about 10:00 AM (EST) time this morning.
  • Dems = Mobs, Illegals, Tax Increases, GOP = Jobs, Legals, Tax Cuts...period!!!

    10/20/2018 4:22:38 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 18 replies
    The headline tells the whole story, folks, Vote for any Democrat, and you will get "Uncontrolled & Violent, Mobs, Tons of Illegal Aliens, deadly, Criminal sorts, Murderers, Rapists, Thieves, Drug Dealers of all types and, tons of Tax Increases, & bloated, running wild, big criminal, inefficient, government, across the board". Vote for any Republican, and you will get good, high paying Jobs, only Legal, Fully Vetted Immigrants, and, of course, Tax Cuts...across the spectrum of the nation. Bottom Line: Folks, you better wakeup, because the Democrat Party, nationwide does not only to be defeated in this upcoming Mid-Term Election, it...
  • Five Shipwrecks Found Near Greece's Fourni Islands

    10/20/2018 12:46:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | editors
    The Greek Culture Ministry announced that five additional vessels have been discovered in the ship graveyard off the coast of the Fourni Islands, bringing the total number of ships found there to 58, according to an Associated Press report. The area in the Aegean Sea, at the junction of two main shipping routes, is known for its treacherous waters, and contains wrecks dating from the fourth century B.C. through the nineteenth century A.D. The newly discovered ships rest in shallow waters and show signs of damage from fishing nets and plunderers, but the archaeological team, assisted by local fishermen, found...
  • Who Is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible? Investigating the Queen of Sheba and her kingdom

    10/19/2018 11:33:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Megan Sauter
    Who is the Queen of Sheba? In the Bible we are introduced to an unnamed queen from the land of Sheba who travels to Jerusalem to meet King Solomon (see 1 Kings 10; 2 Chronicles 9). Accompanied by many attendants and camels, the Queen of Sheba brings a large quantity of spices, gold and precious stones with her. She is drawn to Jerusalem because of Solomon's fame, and she tests the king with hard questions. Solomon is able to answer them all. Impressed by Solomon's wisdom -- and by the riches of his kingdom -- she proclaims, "Your wisdom and...
  • Tourists Face 10 Years In Jail & $30K Fine For Graffitiing Ancient Gate in Thailand

    10/19/2018 8:13:30 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 79 replies
    A couple of tourists are in big trouble in Thailand for spraying graffiti on an ancient wall in Chiang Mai. The duo, a British man and Canadian woman were caught on video marking up the Tha Phae Gate. The Brit, 23 year- old Lee Furlong has admitted to committing the crime, spraying the words “Scouser Lee” on the gate. says that he “would be charged with vandalizing an archaeological site”. The other artist involved in the crime, Brittney Schneider was arrested and charged with vandalism for spraying the first letter of her name on the gate. BBC reports...
  • Want to know when you’re going to die? Your life span is written in your DNA...

    10/19/2018 10:55:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    MIT ^ | October 19, 2018 | by Karen Weintraub
    FULL TITLE: Want to know when you’re going to die? Your life span is written in your DNA, and we’re learning to read the code. ------------------------------------------------------------------ It's the ultimate unanswerable question we all face: When will I die? If we knew, would we live differently? So far, science has been no more accurate at predicting life span than a $10 fortune teller. But that’s starting to change. The measures being developed will never get good enough to forecast an exact date or time of death, but insurance companies are already finding them useful, as are hospitals and palliative care teams....
  • Trump supporters line up early for Mesa, Arizona Political Rally this evening.

    10/19/2018 10:42:03 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    Yes, a handful of folks spent over night sleeping in tents, awaiting the POTUS, Donald J. Trump political rally that will be held this evening starting at 6:30 PM (PST). But as of 9:00 AM (PST) over two hundred "early birds" had arrived to join the over night gang. Although, it is only 10:30 AM (PST) in the morning, there (Mesa, AZ) are now thousands of "Early Birds" awaiting the rally commencement in a huge aircraft & helicopter maintenance hangar. This show/rally this evening will be not only be a barn burner, but will also be a "BLOCKBUSTER", as was...
  • Putin, Stalin, and the Church

    10/19/2018 6:19:56 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    First Things ^ | 5.28.15 | Hannah Gais
    On Orthodox Easter, Russian Patriarch Kirill addressed scores of the faithful, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He likened the resurrection of Christ—who, in Orthodox parlance, “trampled down death by death”—to the Russian, née Soviet, victory over the Nazis. Kirill’s religious praise of Soviet victory is nothing new. Under Josef Stalin, the Soviet Union tried tapping into the nation’s “enormous spiritual strength” by reviving the Orthodox Church in Russia, albeit in a limited capacity. Realizing the power the church had to unite Russia and its near abroad—and seeking to bring Nazi-controlled territory back under Soviet influence,...
  • FDE posts yestersday's (10/18/2018) "Mail-In" vote totals. GOP leads Dems by 45,474 votes.

    10/19/2018 4:54:02 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 56 replies
    The Florida Division of Elections (7:15 AM) has just released the "Mail-In" ballot voting activity voting covering Thursday, October 18, 2018. They are as follows: Republicans - 346,447 votes cast & recorded. Democrats - 300,473 votes cast & recorded. Others - 4,205 votes cast & recorded. No Party Affiliation (Independents) - 136,122 votes cast & recorded. Republicans have increased their lead over Democrats by some 45,474 votes recorded. The outlook for the Democrat Party at this point is not looking good. But, I suspect we will see the impact of the "Early Voting" activity, beginning next week. Stay tuned!!! In...
  • Farrakhan & Gillum...two Democrat Party birds of A feather, Anti-Jew, Israel & Termites.

    10/19/2018 4:22:29 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 9 replies
    Well....Louis Farrakhan & Andrew Gillum (Running as Democrat for Florida Governorship) are truly "Two Birds Of A feather" that have come together in Lock-Step agreement. They are both Anti Jewish, Anti Israel & Anti Termites. Amazing how they both equate Jews with Termites. "Golly Gee"....what a wonderful pair of Black Racist Haters these two dudes are!!! I am sure the Jews in Broward County, Florida will just love these hate rants!!! Go figure!!! folks, cast your precious Florida votes for Republican, Ron DeSantis for Florida, Governor
  • Scientists found common genes in different peoples of the Ural language family

    10/18/2018 10:45:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 15, 2018 | AKSON Russian Science Communication Association
    The Ural family languages are the third after Indo-European and Turkic most common in Northern Eurasia. According to linguists, the Ural family languages were built from a single proto-language 6000-4000 years old, which was divided into two large branches: Finno-Ugric and Samoyed languages. Ural-speaking peoples live on giant territories from Baltics to West Syberia and include Finns and Estonians, Karelians and Hungarians, Mordovian Erzya and Moksha, West Siberian Khanty and Mansi, Nenets and others. Do this different peoples share common roots and biological history? And how did these related languages spread over such a wide territory? This questions are addressed...
  • This Day in History: Russia Sells Alaska to the United States

    10/18/2018 9:19:02 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    History Channel ^ | Oct 18, 2018
    On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthusiasticly expansionist secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson. Negotiations between Seward (1801-1872) and the Russian minister to the U.S., Eduard de Stoeckl, began in March 1867. However, the American public believed the land to be barren and worthless and dubbed the purchase “Seward’s Folly” and “Andrew Johnson’s Polar Bear Garden,”...
  • Richard Wagner: A Composer Forever Associated with Hitler

    10/18/2018 9:00:18 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 97 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 12, 2013 | Dirk Kurbjuweit
    The Nazi years lie like a bolt over the memory of a good Germany, of the composers, poets and philosophers who gave the world so much beauty and enlightenment in the 18th and 19th centuries: Kant, Hegel, Goethe, Schiller, Beethoven, Wagner and the Romantics. only a few years, a nation of culture was turned into one of modern barbarians. Could the philosophical abstraction, artistic elation and yearning for collective salvation that drove the country also have contributed to its ultimate derailing into the kind of mania that defined the years of National Socialism? After all, it wasn't just the...
  • Elizabeth Warren's Ancestor Slaughtered Native Americans, Report Finds

    10/18/2018 8:52:48 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 41 replies
    NN ^ | 10/18/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Following the bombshell revelation from Elizabeth Warren's surprise DNA test - that she is no more Cherokee than the average White American -, a report has surfaced revealing that the senior Democrat's ancestor actually helped to slaughter Native Americans.
  • Florida SOS post yesterday's "Mail-In" ballot activity...GOP now leads Dems by 43,687 votes!!!

    10/18/2018 4:48:17 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 44 replies
    As of 7:13 AM (EST) the Florida Secretary Of State Elections Division has posted yesterday's "Mail-In" voting activity. The results are: Republicans - 299,687 votes cast & recorded. Democrats - 256,657 votes cast & recorded. Others - 3,653 votes cast & recorded. No Party affiliation - 117,439 votes cast & recorded. Republicans continue to expand their "Mail-In" vote lead, which they have carried since the first day of "Mail-In" voting, to a 43,030 vote lead margin!!! Newt Gingrich is absolutely correct in his outcome assessment (Two Words) of the upcoming Mid-Term Elections being held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018...."Kavanaugh &...
  • 6th Century Roman Law Text Discovered ... Inside Parchment Recycled as Medieval Bookbinding [tr]

    10/17/2018 10:10:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | July 25, 2017 | Theodoros Karasavvas
    By combining two imaging techniques (visible hyperspectral imaging and x-ray fluorescence), a diverse team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a new technology that gives access to medieval texts hidden in parchment re-used for ancient book-bindings, as Live Science reported. The new technology is seen by researchers as truly innovative, as it can be used to help decipher the text under the surface of other bookbinding materials. "For generations, scholars have thought this information was inaccessible, so they thought, 'Why bother?'" the study's senior researcher, Marc Walton, a senior scientist at the Northwestern University-Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific...
  • A Timeworn Scroll Reveals King Henry VII's Interests in New World Colonization

    10/17/2018 9:49:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | October 6, 2018 | Ashley Cowie
    In AD 1499 England launched its very first English-led expedition to "Terra Nova" (New World) and now researchers studying a 16th century scroll have found King Henry VII awarded William Weston, one the explorers, with... the payment of 30 British pounds sterling... equivalent of a laborers salary for six years... The information was discovered on a huge parchment dating back more than 500 years and ultraviolet light was required to reveal the hidden text said study co-researcher Evan Jones, a senior lecturer in economic and social history at the University of Bristol in a report in Live Science. In 2009,...
  • Trump Can't Win,One Year Anniversary Gloatfest

    10/17/2018 9:42:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/17/2018 | youtube
    Trump Can't Win, One Year Anniversary Gloatfest
  • Goodbye to a Dear Friend (A.G. Russell)

    10/17/2018 6:09:48 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 9 replies
    email ^ | 17 Oct 18 | Goldie Russell
    A.G. Russell, III passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, AR. Born in Eudora, AR on August 27, 1933 to Andrew G. Russell, Jr. and Odessie Marter Russell, he graduated high school in Long Beach, California, served in the U.S. Army, and worked in various sales ventures in California before moving his young family to Northwest Arkansas in 1964. He attended the University of Arkansas in the mid 1960s where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. A.G. made his first knife at the age of nine in the family's blacksmith shop in Southeast...
  • Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

    10/17/2018 12:42:39 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 8 replies ^ | JACK CROWE October 17, 2018 11:22 AM
    Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after confronting a man who was destroying yard signs promoting Republican candidates. “It was just insane. He was charging at me, saying, ‘Why don’t you go kill yourself?'” Anderson told the Washington Free Beacon. “To have someone physically coming after you and attacking you is just disheartening.” Shane Mekeland, a first-time Republican candidate for the state legislature, suffered a concussion...