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Paul

Evidence of Worship of the Horned God in Early Celtic London

As found on Celtic Myth Podshow: Swearing On Horns Pic:Wikipedia Swearing on the Horns, Highgate, 1906. Described by Bryon in Childe Herald, there were once about 20 public houses in Highgate, where strangers were required to take a pair of antlers horns in their hands, and swear a jocular oath: The custom of Swearing on the Horns in Highgate died out at the end of the 19th century, but has been revived as an occasional ceremony in…

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Science in sign language

As found on tor.com: Did you know that most versions of sign language do not have established vocabularies for scientific terms? In an effort to change this, reseachers at the University of Washington have been developing these terms, and with the help of Lydia Callis (the amazing ASL interpreter who we saw beside Mayor Bloomberg during Hurricane Sandy), they're going to teach you how science works in American Sign Language. Because the deaf community need…

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Walmart. A killer company.

So let me get this straight. Walmart is a place where you buy food, clothes, toys and tools, and so forth. Online I found this picture, taken in a Walmart branch (according to the accompanying text at least). I believe it is real as a close friend of mine told me her husband saw these things at a Walmart too: According to the information in the post these are, amongst others, a "Sig m400, sig…

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The United States of America, and god.

The USA is a great country. No doubt about it. I've travelled it a lot of times, met wonderful, interesting, odd, funny people, and I saw beautiful places. It's definitely a great country. Note: from here on forward this post may be considered rude and offensive against the great nation of the United States of America. Proceed at own risk. The people that run it, though, can't make up their minds. It's this scary religion thing…

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DAVID TENNANT: "I'LL BE PROUD OF DOCTOR WHO FOREVER"

As found on BigIssue by LAURA KELLY: "Nothing will ever match up to being the Doctor," David Tennant has told The Big Issue. Speaking to the magazine ahead of the release of his Christmas movie Nativity II: Danger in the Manger, the Scottish star said that when he left Doctor Who he was well aware that the experience was irreplaceable. “You might have real success doing something else, you’ll work on other things, but whatever happens, this…

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A shooting at a school

It is sad. It is very sad. And this is all it takes for a madman to create havoc, end the lives of so many innocents. Why are these things allowed? I often hear it is not the gun that's the problem, but the person carrying it. But when it is so obvious that there are people with such a problem, isn't it the sanest and simplest thing to make sure they can't get to…

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Ubuntu 12.04 and Cinnamon

I switched window-managers. After setting up Ubuntu 12.04 I went with Unity for a while, did not feel okay with that and moved to Xubuntu. That was not the real deal either so I went back to Unity with which I made a kind of peace. Then I read about Cinnamon on the blog of a techie friend of mine. Basic ingredients for setting up Cinnamon on Ubuntu (12.04, should also work for 12.10): sudo…

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How teachings of the old testament affect daily life

On her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US resident, which was posted on the Internet. Dear Dr. Laura Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try…

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Camille and Kennerly. Harp Twins.

Yes, as you may have guessed, this post is about music. For me music is an important part of life. Without music (and my writing) life would not be life as I now know it, and much less valuable. This post is about 2 ladies I discovered through the marvel called Internet. They are twins and they both play harp, and their names are Camille and Kennerly. Many people will perhaps stop reading here, but…

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