Time for Thorns

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None so blind…

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You know the old saying,  don’t you?   Let us hope the activists in San Diego don’t let their  willful blindness  and incredible ignorance don’t cause that city’s citizens to become victims.   What commonalities do they have with Islamic jihadists who want to kill us?   I’d be very interested in knowing the answer to that.

Depending on how you slice the data,  a large number of terrorists come from majority Muslim countries.  No,  not all Muslims are terrorists,  but the  underlying data  doesn’t lie or mislead.   Anyone who thinks law enforcement should not be prepared for Islamic terrorists attacks is worse than an idiot,  dangerously so.

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August 28, 2016 at 11:54 pm

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Interview with an exorcist…

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You need not be a practicing Catholic to believe that  demons are  among us.

 

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August 28, 2016 at 10:08 am

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Hannan podcast…

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If you want to hear some sound policy and old-fashioned common sense,  all delivered in a crisp British accent,  do listen  to Jay Nordlinger’s podcast with Daniel Hannan.

 

 

 

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August 27, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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Salt as art…

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Israeli artist Sigalit Landau put a black gown in the Dead Sea for two months in 2014.   Photographer Yotam From recorded the stunning underwater changes  that occurred as salt crystals gradually adhered to the fabric.   The results are simply stunning.   It may not be everyone’s idea of art,  but it’s amazing,  whatever you call it.

 

 

 

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August 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

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Myanmar quake…

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For those of you old enough to remember Burma,  that is the Asian country now known as Myanmar.   I trust that the residents of Bagan aren’t laboring under the misapprehension that having the city with its ancient temples designated as a UNESCO world heritage site will protect the  tourist attractions  from Mother Nature.

 

 

 

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August 26, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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KFC recipe found?

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People have been trying to duplicate the Colonel’s recipe for years,  but now someone has tested a hand-written version found in an old scrapbook belonging to the Colonel’s second wife.   This  may be  the jackpot.

For what it’s worth,  while I do enjoy some KFC occasionally,  I do find it a bit salty for my taste.   Don’t get me wrong –  I’m not an anti-salt zealot.   I cook with salt,  along with a whole pile of other spices,  but  I can’t remember the last time I added salt to anything I cooked at the table.  In my kitchen I strive for a balance of flavors,  blended well so that no single flavor stands out too much.   I’m also a rather lazy cook,  so I have to be honest and admit that I will probably never attempt this recipe,  but let me know if you do and how it turned out.

 

 

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August 26, 2016 at 10:09 am

Praise vs bacon…

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Your dog will probably work harder to  receive praise  from you than he will for treats.   Researchers at Emory University have actually studied this,  and I have found it to be true based on experience with my own dogs,  all of whom also very much enjoyed getting treats.

The interesting things is that most mammals have much the same reactions and motivations.

 

 

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August 25, 2016 at 11:48 pm

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