Thursday, October 26, 2006
The schools ban tag because it is a "touching" game? They did this because they are afraid they will be sued if some one gets hurt.
Fear only breeds more fear.
Maybe if we had Judges that had enough sense and backbone to throw out these frivolous cases America could be America once again.
But no we're afraid.
Tag you'r it.
Friday, October 13, 2006
DESCANSO, Calif. - An oak tree was still burning nearby when Margaret Hangan made her way across a wildfire-scorched landscape and spotted to her delight a set of flat-topped granite boulders that served as kitchen counters in an ancient village 2,000 years ago.
Here are some interesting finds mentioned in the article.
Fires are a double-edged sword," said Richard Fitzgerald, an archaeologist for California state parks. "They can be very destructive, but after a big fire you can find new sites, even in areas that have been surveyed before."
Crews found an abandoned gold mining camp and an adobe homestead from the 1800s.
After a smaller fire there in June, they discovered a cave with rock art and a site with unusual beads made from freshwater shells.
Most finds are small, rock flakes left behind by hunters sharpening arrowheads, or piles of rich brown earth, called midden, that remain from prehistoric kitchen scraps.
In rare instances, fires unveil large structures. Archaeologists discovered fortress-like stone walls after a 2003 fire ravaged Cuyamaca State Park northeast of San Diego.
Reminds me of when I was younger and Dads neighbor would burn off the pasture next to us. My brothers and I would don our rubber boots and search the area to see what was left behind.
Never found an Indian village though we mostly found snakes, chipmunks, balls and rockets we had lost in the tall grass.
I can remember thinking how it must be like the surface of the moon, ash grey and barren.
Monday, October 09, 2006
A COLLECTION of sacred artefacts looted by the Romans from the Temple of Jerusalem and long suspected of being hidden in the vaults of the Vatican are actually in the Holy Land, according to a British archaeologist.
These were stolen in 70 A.D. when Rome attacked Jerusalem and is chronicled in stone in the "Arch of Titus" pictured above.
I think this is quite interesting that as we draw nearer the end Gods things and people are making or have made their way back to Jerusalem.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
On October 13, 1994, the famous astronomer Carl Sagan was delivering a public lecture at his own university of Cornell. During that lecture, he presented this photo: The photo above was taken by Voyager 1 in 1990 as it sailed away from Earth, more than 4 billion miles in the distance.
This page goes on and gives us Carl Sagan speech.
When the picture was taken I and my entire family is in the photograph (see me waving?) along with the rest of the worlds population. Cool thought.
It is a pretty interesting speech but it ends with a wrong and sad conclusion.
This is what came to my mind. Psalms 8
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all [things] under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, [and whatsoever] passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth!