***Ancient evidence of Jonah? This is fascinating.
The researchers behind a 2007 documentary detailing “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” have uncovered evidence in a first-century Israeli tomb of the Biblical figure of Jonah, who was famously swallowed whole by a whale in the Book of Jonah.
The prime evidence: an ossuary, a box or chest built to contain human remains. It was examined by a robotic arm and a "snake camera" in the modestly sized, carefully carved rock tomb typical of Jerusalem in the period from 20 BCE until 70 CE.
It has a four-line Greek inscription that refers to God “raising up” someone. A carved image found on an adjacent ossuary shows what appears to be a large fish with a human stick figure in its mouth -- interpreted by the excavation team to be an image evoking the biblical story of Jonah.
This is an age-old view that our Founding Fathers rejected. First, they argued that the basic rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (i.e., economic liberty) were natural rights, endowed by our Creator, not by government. Second, the governing powers do not out-rank the citizens. Rather it is the citizens who grant government officials their "just powers." As Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, governments are instituted among men based on their consent in order to secure the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The notion that a governing authority grants privileges to those it governs directly contradicts Jefferson's declaration.
Read the whole thing, it's a good one.
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***Well, I'm sure this will shock you: Audit shows government wasting "Tens of Billions" each year. Say it ain't so.
***Here is more information about the shooting at a high school in Ohio. Three students have now died. What a tragedy.
***Hey, here's another big shock: Global Warming Alarmists Resort to Hoax. The whole thing is a hoax, people.
We are remiss in not having written about the Peter Gleick scandal. Gleick is a founder of the liberal Pacific Institute and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is an expert on water resources, not climate. Like many left-wingers in irrelevant fields of study, he has irrationally strong feelings about global warming. So, as Gleick has now admitted, he obtained documents from the Heartland Institute under false pretenses–that is, by lying–and published them in hopes of discrediting the Institute.
***From Neal Boortz:
On the one hand, it is racist for Newt Gingrich to call Barack Obama a food stamp president. On the other hand, Jesse Jackson, the Sloganmaster, says “it’s an honor to be a food stamp president.” Seriously! Here’s the quote from race-pimp Jesse Jackson:
“Say, it’s an honor to be a food stamp president. Food stamps feed the hungry. Food stamps save the children. Food stamps help the farmer. Food stamps help the truck driver. Food stamps help the warehouse. Food stamps help the store. Food stamps hire people and feed people. Food stamps save people from starvation and malnutrition,” says Jackson. “Whenever you attack feeding the hungry, you undermine the moral authority of our faith. Give President Barack Obama a big hand. Show your love. Show your appreciation.”When you think about this it makes perfect sense. Democrat power is built on dependency. As more people become dependent on government Democrats grow stronger; as more people become self-reliant Democrats grow weaker. Wouldn’t that make you proud to be a Democrat?
***Jeremy Lin and his unusual Tiger mom.
School, church and hours and hours of basketball?
That’s not the usual order of things in most Asian and Asian-American households, but Shirley Lin (mother of NBA rookie phenom Jeremy Lin) isn’t a typical Tiger mother. She was even criticized by her peers for allowing her boys to spend so much time honing their skills on the court…but she knew they loved the game, so she loved it alongside them. Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times about the parents of Jeremy Lin and the great love and encouragement they gave their boys – swimming upstream in countless ways to provide them opportunities to achieve.
A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family.
She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"
The stock boy replied, "No, ma'am, they are dead."
Five Things Every Great Leader Has in Common
1. Great leaders care deeply about a group of people.
2. Great leaders are deeply passionate about justice.
3. Great leaders confront fear and take risks.
4. Great leaders don't need a title.
5. Great leaders recognize their dependence on others.
Read the whole article for details. It's worth the time.
***A Pi Cake. Get it??
*** "That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." ~~ Abraham Lincoln
***Have a great day!