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  • What Do the Hand Gestures in Icons Mean?

    07/24/2017 3:46:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 20, 2017 | Daniel Esparza |
    A classical Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition survives in Christian iconography  Have you ever wondered, while looking at religious icons, why the figures of Christ and the saints make certain hand gestures? Each gesture has a specific meaning, but it’s no wonder we can’t always understand them: they’re “written” in Greek! Classical Greeks and Romans developed a well-established, quite complex hand-gesture code, which was used by both orators and rhetoricians alike, when they were giving speeches in the agora or the Senate, during their private addresses, or even in the classroom. The gestures accompanying the oratory, of course, were a matter of public...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Sowell: Irresponsible Choices

    08/31/2014 9:45:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people "moderately disapprove" of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent "strongly disapprove." Since Obama won two presidential elections, chances are that some of those who now "strongly disapprove" of what he has done voted to put him in office. We all make mistakes, but the real question is whether we learn from them. With many people now acting as if it is time for "a woman" to become president, apparently they have learned absolutely nothing from the disastrous results of the irresponsible self-indulgence of choosing a President of...
  • See Which Congressmen Voted Against 'In God We Trust'

    11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    The House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan resolution Tuesday night reaffirming In God We Trust as the official motto of the United States. The 396-9 vote came at the request of Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) in part over President Obamas refusal to correct remarks he made that misstated the motto as E pluribus unum instead of In God We Trust.Lawmakers voting against In God We Trust include Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA),...
  • The Question of Longing

    10/31/2011 7:39:01 PM PDT · by Revolting cat! · 31 replies
    self | 10/31/2011 | Revolting cat!
    I am putting together a photo album. One consisting of my own photographs taken by the DSLR camera I own. I've already created one album, paying ~ $42 for a book of 26 pages (13 sheets) of my color photographs. Expensive, but worth it. (The service, which I selected after thorough online investigation, was Adoramapix. I am not associated with them, and seeing the results I do recommend them, but if you know of a service that is less costly and as good, please do let us know.) The theme and title of my second photo album is to be...
  • Bi-Partisan Seating Plan is Crap Symbolism at its Worst

    01/14/2011 11:57:02 AM PST · by SalAOR · 48 replies
    Axis of Right ^ | 1/14/2011 | Sal
    Gag me. After the tragic shooting in Arizona, the calls from the state-run media are to calm the rhetoric and cant we just all get along? You see, the state-run Media, in its infinite wisdom and supreme knowledge, has decided that the horrible actions of a lone shooter, which had absolutely nothing to do with politics and everything to do with a crazed state of mind, should now cause our politicians (mainly Republicans, of course) to calm their rhetoric. Because somehow our Nations political discourse affected this crazed lunatic who doesnt read the news or follow politics. Wrap your head...
  • Muslims Know the Symbolism of the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/03/2010 9:30:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 5+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/3/10 | James Zumwalt
    Symbolism is at play in the debate over a grand mosque being built near the site of Islamic extremisms greatest terrorist victory against a democracy. While many embrace its construction as symbolic of a democratic societys tolerance, there is danger in not understanding the symbolically sinister side of its construction as well. As much as we hear about Islamic extremists only representing a small percentage of the Muslim community, it is difficult to forget the images of euphoria in many Muslim countries as news of the 9/11 attacks spread.
  • Christians Please Take Note (Satanism)

    05/16/2010 9:37:08 AM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 31 replies · 952+ views
    youtube ^ | 5/16/10 | nolongerademocrat
    I was looking at a couple of Beyonce videos and I came across some information/videos that I think will be of interest to Christians that are concerned with end-time prophecy/Anti-Christ. This is apparently a series of videos posted by an individual who has found very disturbing symbolism used in the music videos of various hip-hop artists. The first in the series is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zmzrM05x78&feature=related I'm Jewish and I don't have the same beliefs as Christians regarding the End of Days, But I believe that evil exists and we sometimes need to join forces in order to fight that evil. This is...
  • Group: Army symbol is religious, should be changed

    04/29/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/2010 | Dan Elliott
    A religious watchdog group says a cross and motto on the emblem of an Army hospital in Colorado violate the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state and should be removed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation asked the Army this week to change the emblem of Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs. The emblem says "Pro deo et humanitate" or "For God and humanity." Fort Carson commanders will review the complaint, Lt. Col. Steve Wollman said. He said the emblem had been approved by the Army Institute of Heraldry and has been in use since...
  • Obama details plan to aid small businesses

    03/16/2009 12:58:30 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 14 replies · 659+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 03/16/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Monday offered a fresh package of aid to small businesses "the heart of the American economy" in an aggressive push to get big banks that got federal bailout money to do more lending to these struggling entrepreneurs. "You deserve a chance. America needs you to have that chance," Obama told small business owners gathered in the White House East Room as the administration detailed various steps to get credit flowing to small businesses. With Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner by his side, Obama said the nation has small businesses to thank for many...
  • Obama unveils new Symbol

    03/03/2009 1:38:57 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 164 replies · 8,299+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 3-3-09 | Phoenix Conservative
    Barack Obama sure likes his symbolism. Who can ever forget the hopeful rising sun coming up over a horizon of stripes, suggesting a new day of change coming? Or the Obama for President seal, complete with a spread-eagled eagle, heart filled with the hope of Obama's first seal? And certainly not the self-adulatory hubris of the Office of the President Elect. Today President Obama unleashed the latest creation of his egomaniacal mind, a stamp that will forever glorify (and transform, I'm sure) all the wasteful projects stemming from his porkulus spending bill, ARRA. President Obama announced today that his administration...
  • SYMBOLISM MATTERS

    01/20/2009 5:06:55 AM PST · by andrew roman · 1 replies · 265+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 20 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    When The One famously said, "I decided I won't wear that pin in on my chest. Instead, I'm going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism," he decided that his kind of patriotism did not involve displaying the American flag on his lapel.His choice.Of course, within days, he had that pesky little bugger back on his jacket. (Political Expedience 101).But that was the traditional, everyday, run-of-the-mill American flag - the kind with 13 red and white stripes and fifty stars. (Ho hum)....
  • Modified Presidential Seal Called a Transitional Form

    06/22/2008 4:37:40 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 24 replies · 66+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 21 June 2008 | John Semmens
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Senator Obama brushed aside criticism of his appropriation of a modified Presidential Seal in his campaign appearances, calling it a transitional form of the seal. Im not too happy with the eagle, its an aggressive bird. And the arrows are terrible symbolism. But I felt it would be too traumatic to try to change it all at once. Obamas seal includes the same bald eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons, but in place of the stars-and-stripes shield in the center of the eagles body, is the campaigns trademark O. Instead of saying...
  • These Things Are Not Coincidental

    05/28/2008 1:03:57 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 13 replies · 156+ views
    RedState.com ^ | 28 May 2008 | .cnI redruM
    When some organizers for the Primary Campaign of Barak Obama in Oregon dropped several rented Porta-Potties in the middle of a memorial for fallen police officers, they made a statement. They deny this to the hilt, but I am convinced just as vehemently that these Porta-Potties didnt get put where they were put as a result of unfortunate random number generation. Barak Obamas political movement discourages the deep and profound disrespect for decency, patriotism and all accepted social norms. If this Porta-Potty incident were to have happened to Democratic Congressman Skelton of Missouri, who has been on the House Armed...
  • NBC's Green Fraud

    11/10/2007 8:23:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 206+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 10, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    'WE have turned out the lights in the studio," NBC's Bob Costas told viewers of Sunday's Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game, "to kick off a week that will include more than 150 hours of programming designed to raise awareness about environmental issues." Discerning viewers with eyes keen enough to pierce the sanctimonious glare of Costas' candlelit silhouette may have noticed that the stadium's klieg lights still shone brightly. On a typical game day, a large football stadium burns about 65,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and 35,000 cubic feet of natural gas. The cars driving to the game spew about 200 metric...
  • Mexicans Breach Minuteman (MCDC) Constructed Border Fence!

    11/16/2006 8:18:33 PM PST · by Registered · 342 replies · 5,847+ views
    Registered ^ | 11-16-2006 | RegisteredMedia
  • The Symbols of the Gospel Writers

    02/26/2006 6:05:55 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 1,446+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 24, 2006 | Fr. William Saunders
    The Gospel writers have symbols a man, a lion, a bull and an eagle which I think refer to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Why these symbols? Traditionally, the four Gospel writers have been represented by the following symbols (as indicated in the question): St. Matthew, a divine man; St. Mark, a winged lion; St. Luke, a winged ox; and St. John, a rising eagle. These symbols are taken first from the Prophet Ezekiel (1:1-21):In the 30th year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the...
  • SCOTUS falling apart per FOX News

    11/28/2005 7:29:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies · 2,739+ views
    Fox News ^ | current | (NOT UP YET
    Per Mrs. Lurkin Fox News Reports the U.S. Supreme Court building has had a piece fall off. "Breaking"
  • Secularism, Symbolism and the Catacombs

    01/06/2005 1:21:05 AM PST · by JFK_Lib · 4 replies · 204+ views
    I read more and more of Christian symbols being censored from the public square in the most absurd ways, and then the courts uphold it. The SCOTUS bans opening prayers at *high*school*football*games while it opens each session with a public prayer themselves. SCOTUS also bans the display of the Ten Commandments while it has its own display at the SCOTUS building. This antipathy for the Cross and overt symbols of Christianity herald the final emergence of the Baby Boom generation elite's hatred of Christianity indoctrinated in them during the counter-culture phase of the late 1960's and now that they are...
  • Last Elephant Leaving San Francisco Zoo

    12/13/2004 6:12:13 AM PST · by Nick Danger · 15 replies · 668+ views
    Associated Press | December 13, 2004 | AP
    Last Elephant Leaving San Francisco Zoo Amid Dispute Over Size of Half-Acre Compound The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yielding to pressure from animal-rights groups, the San Francisco Zoo is giving up its last elephant, marking the first time in the facility's 75-history that it will be without at least one pachyderm. The zoo's only remaining elephant is being moved to a sanctuary in the Sierra foothills after elected officials voted to require a larger compound for elephants at the seaside attraction. The 38-year-old elephant named Lulu is the fourth animal to be relocated or to have died in the...