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Christianese

I am, by choice, no longer fluent in this second language. But in my absence, it has grown considerably, as evidenced by a few phrases I have never heard before. Why reject Christianese? Simply stated, it puts you in the “nut” category in the minds of people who need God. If they are going to reject you, let it be due to the content of your message, not the clown shoes you are wearing. ~ TD

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20 Christianese Phrases We Really Need to Stop Saying

As determined by Christianese aficionado Jon Acuff

It’s time to say farewell to a number of well-known christianese words and phrases

boromir_speaksI don’t want a hedge of protection around me.

If you’re praying for me, feel free to not install one of those on the landscape of my life.

Don’t get me wrong, I think hedges are adorable, but they’re highly ineffective. I mean, how hard is it to step over a hedge?

Have you ever seen a bush and thought, “If there’s only one thing standing between me and the devil, I hope it’s a bush of that girth.”

Of course not. Nobody is afraid of bushes.

And yet, every day, thousands of Christians ask for a hedge of protection with little or no regard to the implication that you’re leaving your life in the hands of shrubbery. I say it’s time to retire that phrase. In fact, it’s time to say farewell to a number of well-known Christianese words and phrases.

“I covet your prayers”

When did this become OK? Did we get a vote? I would like a recount, please. This one is kind of gross. Every time I hear someone say that, I feel like they are saying “I lust after your prayers.” Throughout the Bible we’re told not to covet and yet, here we are “redeeming” this phrase. Quit it. You might as well say, “I idolize your prayers.”

“Just sayin’”

Christians use this phrase as a “Get out of jerk free” card. We write the most vile, bitter statement on Facebook and then punctuate it with “just sayin’,” as if that makes the rest of it invisible. It didn’t, we still saw what you wrote. You know who would have loved this phrase in the Bible? The Pharisees. Can’t you see them saying to Jesus, “Whoa, Jesus, you healed a guy. That’s great. Healing is awesome. It is the Sabbath though. Just sayin’.” If we only retire one phrase on this list, I hope it is this one.

3_church_lady“Blessed with the gift of singleness”

Don’t have a husband or wife? Not in a serious relationship with a Proverbs 31 woman? Not learning and living the love languages? Maybe you were given a special gift to remain alone forever. Maybe that one was dropped off on the doorstep of your heart this year. The next time someone says you got the gift of singleness, give them the gift of a leg sweep. Karate Kid style.

“Transparent” or “Authentic”

Oh, you’re just honest? Yikes. I’ll pray for you. Probably even lift you up in some fashion. I’m not only honest; I’m transparent, like an empty Ziploc bag. I’m authentic, like hipster jeans handmade in the U.S. of A. Honest is old news.

“Love on”

This one makes me want to “puke on.” Why we felt the need to add the word “on” to a perfectly good verb will forever confuse me. Love is enough. I dare say, “all we need is love.”

“Love offering,” “praise offering” or “clap offering”

Next time you’re at a restaurant, try to leave the waiter a “clap offering.” Let me know how that works out for you. And yet, we throw this phrase around at church. If I participate in any of these types of offerings, I feel it’s only appropriate I get a free pass on the actual offering later on in the service.

“Wrecked”

We don’t say “I enjoyed that.” We don’t say, “I liked that.” Instead, Christians are constantly getting “wrecked.”

“That sermon wrecked me.”

“That song wrecked me.”

“That dramatic skit to Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in the Mirror’ wrecked me.”

There’s a whole lot of wrecking going on in Christianity right now.

“The unspoken prayer request”

I won’t lie, in some situations, this can be honest. You have something you don’t want to tell a prayer circle about, so you throw out an “unspoken prayer request.” Maybe it’s a personal issue you are not ready to broadcast. Fair enough, but just know this: When you say this, everyone will assume some very dark things about you.

Putting Satan “on notice”

I’m assuming this is done via telegram or pony express, but the premise is simple. You pray about a cookout you’re having and as a bonus to the prayer, you say, “And Satan, we’re putting you on notice. You stay away from this cookout, devil!” Prior to that notice, I am almost positive he was going to show up and give someone food poisoning via the potato salad. Satan hates being put on notice.

bless_her_heart“Bless her heart”

This phrase is mostly in the South, but so am I, so I hear it a lot. This is the phrase Christians use to gossip but still look holy. Here’s an example: “That girl is horrible. Very trampy. Very bad morals. Bless her heart!” I once heard this phrase called “vinegar pie.” It looks like pie on the outside, but inside it’s disgusting. You will often hear this in public prayer circles.

“Just”

This is just the most commonly overused word in public prayer. And I have just ruined you. I apologize. The next time you hear someone pray, it will be impossible to not hear them say, “Lord just hear us, just know us, justjustjustjust, just!” This word is like salt we sprinkle on prayers.

Maybe would could start by putting one of these bandages over our mouths.

Maybe would could start by putting one of these bandages over our mouths.

“Doing life together”

Someone pointed out that this phrase sounds like you’re talking about your cellmate, but that’s not what it means. Technically, it means you went to dinner with someone. Or you talked with your neighbor at the mailbox. Or you waved at someone in traffic. This is “fellowshipping” on steroids, which is another word that could have made this list.

All the new names for Sunday School

At some point, we decided the phrase “Sunday school” was too old fashioned. It made people think of fire and brimstone and fundamentalism and the scene in Footloose when they weren’t allowed to dance. So we retired it, and instead, we tell our 4-year-olds that they are now in a “community group.” I don’t know that eating glue and bootleg Oreos and trying not to bite one another really counts as a “community group.”

“First world problems”

Nothing changes someone’s personal beliefs and issues like when you respond to them on Twitter with #FirstWorldProblems. The irony of someone on a Mac laptop in Starbucks taking notes in a Moleskine notebook while wearing an unnecessary scarf judging someone else for having a first world problem makes my teeth hurt.

Using “I’ll pray about it” as a synonym for “no”

If someone asks you to pick up bulletins at the end of church, you probably don’t need to say, “I’ll pray about it.” You can just pick up the bulletins. I’m not sure that’s something you have to approach the throne with.

“In Christian Love”

This is a cousin phrase of “Bless her heart.” This is the phrase you drop in right before you verbally punch someone in the face. Allow me to demonstrate: “Jon, I hope you can hear this in Christian love, because that’s how I mean it. Your books are horrible. They are really poorly written and I hope no one buys them. In Christian love.”

“Baby Christian”

This is one we use to encourage young Christians not to become Christians. Instead of saying “new Christian” we say “baby” so your position is clearly noted. It means you’re probably not as smart, holy or wise as me. I’m not a baby Christian. I’m an adult Christian. I’m loving on people, which you probably wouldn’t even understand.

“Going through a season”

Fall, winter, spring and summer aren’t enough seasons for Christians. We demand more seasons out of our lives. We are constantly creating our own extra seasons to go through. Got a flat tire on the way to work? That’s a season. Got dumped after one awkward date at Olive Garden? That’s a season. Depressed because you blew through a whole season of TV on Netflix in one night? That’s a season. It’s all seasons, man.

“I love Jesus but not religion”

That’s a real shame because you know who was really religious? A guy named Jesus. You should see all the old-school laws he followed in his time here. I completely understand the need to separate yourself from some of the negativity associated with Christianity, but wordplay rarely changes someone’s life. I’ve never met a single person who said, “I started a lifelong relationship with Christ after your dissertation on why you love Jesus but not Christianity or religion. That had a huge impact in opening my eyes to my need for the forgiving blood of Christ.” (The one exception to this rule is the guy who did the spoken word video on this very topic. He’s a great guy and made a great video.)

Echoing things

You know who repeats things or seconds them? Sinners. Not us Christians. We echo. We have become one big echo chamber. We echo prayers. We echo hopes. We echo thoughts. We echo. Like a cave. Like a cave. Like a cave.

With a list this long, you’ll probably disagree with a few of my choices. Or you’ll feel that I left some out. I’ll pray a hedge of protection around you because I’m pretty sure you’re on a slippery slope. I might go as far as loving on you through this season. Just sayin’.

Read more at http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/20-christianese-phrases-we-really-need-stop-saying#CDjaeDXOtktRZXOo.99

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Someone almost lost his Ark ticket

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A brief analysis of Nevada range war

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They accidentally showed us their cards.

I will be brief. The BLM and their sketchy band of heavily armed mercs turned and ran yesterday. In the days to come, we will be handed a lot of misleading crap about what caused the change of plans. Please keep in mind the following factors:

  1. Militias from several states were mobilizing and hitting the road.
  2. Those militias were not composed of whacked out white supremacists, but included current and former members of military and law enforcement, some of whom are battle hardened veterans.
  3. Those traveling cross country were not bluffing, but were going to fight to the death, if necessary.
  4. The enemy (BLM, their puppeteers and their mercs) saw no beneficial outcome. If they lose their fight in the first round, their disgrace will either prohibit another such power grab or provoke the government to escalate, which will in turn provoke a revolution nation wide. If they win their first round, they will have done so by shedding American blood in full view of Fox News cameras, also provoking nation wide revolution. In short, the second American revolution would start right there, right now.
  5. Their retreat revealed the fact that they are not yet in enough control to pull off a martial law/FEMA prison camp scenario. They accidentally showed us their cards. 
  6. The government controlled media saw a story to ignore. But BLM and their clowns saw Wyatt Earp and his posse, loaded for bear and mad as Hell. 

Was I getting a bit too heavy there? Okay, here’s another way to view the actions and courage(?) of Harry Reid’s Rangers:

Priest stuns wedding with beautiful song

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Meet Meath’s ‘Singing Priest’…our new YouTube sensation

A young couple were given the ultimate wedding surprise when their priest, Father Ray Kelly gifted them with an impromptu song.

Chris and Leah O’Kane wed in his parish in Oldcastle, Co Meath, when Fr Kelly (60) burst into a customised rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ and has become an overnight YouTube sensation.

The video of him performing this version of the classing song has gone viral, receiving more than 130,000 hits on the vi site.

“I like to sing, music is part of the family, it’s always been in the genes,” he told Ryan Tubridy on 2FM.

“I worked in Dublin for awhile and had the voice trained there and I stuck at it. I was part of the priest show in Dublin may years ago in Dublin.”

Fr Kelly, from Tyrrelstown, Co Westmeath, has been singing since ‘he was a lad’ and said that he is well known throughout the parish for his songs at wedding,s funerals of while performing mass on Sunday if the mood strikes.

“This was a girl from Dublin, Leah, and her husband was from Cookstown, Co Tyrone; they weren’t from the parish at all.

“Normally for a local, couple, they’d ask me to sing at the wedding and I’d oblige, but this couple had no idea,” he told the show.

“I put on my track for Leonard Cohen [at the altar] and that’s where it took off. The wedding ceremony was over, we were about to have the final prayer and do the civil part of the ceremony.

“The responses was quite amazing – there were some standing ovations and there was a big cheer and roar.

“I wanted to make it as comfortable and enjoyable in the church for the couple.”

Fr Kelly will celebrate his 25th year as a priest this year having joined the priest later in life, after working as a civil servant in Dublin for more than a decade.

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“It was a decision made over a couple of years. A few of us went to Rome in 1980 with the Irish Catholic Youth Council, about 50 in my group and three or four of us went on to become priests,” he explained.

Meanwhile, he told the Ray D’Arcy show on Today FM he believes there is a positive shift in Ireland towards the Catholic Church.

A look back at the Vietnam War

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Thank you Maui Jim for this post. The Vietnam War was a very bad time for us and our allies. In this book we see through the eyes of an Australian veteran looking back, and pondering its effects on his current life. ~ TD

I was only nineteen by John Schumann illustrated by Craig Smith @AllenAndUnwin

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The Vietnam war may be in the past but it can never be forgotten. It was, at the time a controversial war. Returning soldiers were not treated with the same respect as those of the World Wars.
This sophisticated picture book is Schumann’s song I was only nineteen, put into pictures for younger readers to help them learn about the tragedy of this particular war.
I love the scenes with the colours and tones that Craig Smith has used to take us right in to the jungle. We really are in the jungle with the soldiers. Careful use of sepia tones in some pages also bring in another dimension to the story.
There is much to offer in this book, much to pull apart and mull over. While I am not a huge fan of songs becoming childrens’ books (and there are plenty these days) I do think this one works very well.
There are some teacher notes available to help make the most of this book. I think upper primary all the way through to secondary school students could learn much from this book.
I could see classes broken in to groups – those in one group watch the trailer and listen to the music and another group reads the book on its own. I would encourage the students to think about their reactions, feelings and compare the group’s responses. Food for thought!

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A Mental Analysis of President Lucifer

WND – STATE OF MIND

IS OBAMA A PSYCHOPATH?

Exclusive: Gina Loudon urges a closer look at the president’s decisions

by GINA LOUDON

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It is safe to say that most politicians these days could be diagnosed with a range of mental conditions, and many would likely be labeled sociopaths or psychopaths.

The terms psychopath and sociopath are often used interchangeably, even by mental health professionals. The symptoms are somewhat consistent between the two: lack of conscience, no moral compass, manipulative, low range of emotions, interpersonally insensitive. The psychopath is deadly. He is well spoken, charismatic, fearless, controlling, socially potent, a habitual liar, calm to a disturbing degree in the face of chaos and cold hearted. He is a master at blaming others.

David Freeman, in an Huffington Post science piece, quotes clinical psychologist Dr. Stout, who points out that though the psychopath may not feel “higher emotions” like love and guilt, they may not have actual consciences, but they study those of us who do – and “simply pretend.”

Psychologists say early signs of psychopathy include compulsive lying, blaming others for any failures or shortcomings and often torture of animals for curiosity sake. Psychopaths tend to do things to study consequences, without concern for long-term impact. I know, it sounds like most politicians today. And it probably is, not to mention any names.

As Mr. Freeman points out in his article, psychopaths make a great first impression. He points to other characteristics, too. He points to the initial popularity of Pol Pot, Hitler, Ceausescu and others, but the golden boy image quickly fades to one of a ruthless, inhumane manipulator with very dark intentions.

No one can make a mental diagnosis from afar, and I am certainly not qualified to make that diagnosis. But it is interesting to consider some characteristics when combined with actions of President Obama since he took office. He certainly had the initial charisma and likability. He had the perfect-looking family with the perfect-looking face at the perfect time for America to fall for him. No matter what his opponents pointed to, no one questioned him for fear of being labeled racists.

Psychopaths often act audaciously, without regard for those affected. They get away with actions that others in their positions haven’t, because of their ability to remain calm even when committing atrocities, and their ability to manipulate whole groups of people.

Obama has taken more luxury vacations than any other president, and he has done so as the American economy was in collapse for his policies. He has taken his entire family and spent tens of millions of dollars in exotic, luxe locations like Hawaii, Vail, Europe and Africa. His predecessors made Americans increasingly familiar with places like Camp David and Martha’s Vineyard or their own vacation homes such as the Bushes’ Kennebunkport, the Kennedys’ Cape Cod, the Reagans’ Rancho Del Cielo in California or George W’s exotic locale, Crawford, Texas. Other presidents were exceptionally sensitive to the state of the American people, foregoing vacations when the American people were mourning or hurting economically – not the Obamas. When the economy was at its worst, gas prices were at record highs, and Americans were going without vacations and other needs, Obama extended his wife and daughters’ vacation in Spain.

But luxe vacations are just the beginning. Obama has golfed more than any other president. On days when America has been under attack, on days when military heroes have died, on days when the nation is mourning – still Obama finds time for a game of hoops with a hip-hop star or a round of golf with a key contributor. His advisers had to pull him off the golf course to talk him into taking out Osama bin Laden.

When conservatives decry this point, the statist media scoff. Tone deafness and personal excesses are only relevant when Republicans are accused. Remember the ridicule over the fake issue over Bush 41′s apparent introduction to the grocery store scanner? Such media protection emboldens.

Nothing has changed.

After the second round of murders of government-guaranteed defenseless Fort Hood soldiers last week, Obama mustered a tear or two for cameras before slipping out the back door to head to a $32,000-per-plate party for himself.

This pattern of inauthenticity would be very difficult, even debilitating for someone with an intact conscience, in my opinion.

But audacity is a manifestation of psychopathy, and Obama is a master of audacity. He has exacted more items into law by the capricious act of executive order than any other president in such a short period of time. Traditionally, this is only done in very rare instances, because presidents know that the American people will not stand for that sort of tyranny. In Obama’s case, it is explained away, if mentioned by media at all, with whinings of “the other party’s obstructionist acts” or “someone else forced the president to act so cavalierly.”

That brings us to another habit of the psychopath – blaming others. First, Obama and his cronies blamed President Bush for just about everything. They blame the tea party for any bad press, the Koch brothers for any mishaps and Congress for Obama’s tyrannical executive orders and the removal of the filibuster as a means of defense against Obama’s imperial appointments.

The truly skilled psychopath can make his own biases look like they are the shortcoming of his opponent. When the New Black Panther thugs with clubs were intimidating voters during the 2008 election, those who voiced concern were called racist and alarmist for even bringing up the issue. Once elected, Obama had his attorney general, Eric Holder not only drop all charges but actually drop convictions! President Obama accuses others of racial bias, when it is he who is one of the worst.

One of the psychopath’s favorite tactics is the pity party. In a recent interview with New Yorker Magazine, the president continued to complain about those who hate him for his race. The psychopath will use those who call them out for their actions to gain sympathy and President Obama is adept at using anyone who criticizes him to get the public to feel sorry for him. As mentioned earlier, he is able to blame his tyrannical abuse of the executive order power on those terrible obstructionist Republicans who hate him because he is black.

Another common trait of the psychopath is a mysterious and shady past. We know very little about President Obama’s formative years and little about his college years. Records are sealed or withheld, and requests for them are dismissed as ridiculous requests from paranoid detractors.

The psychopath is great at connecting personally with people and convinces everyone that he is just like them. President Obama is just a normal guy who likes movies, basketball, golf and likes to play video games. Experts call it mirroring.

Perhaps the most frightening symptom of the psychopath is to kill while keeping their own hands clean. Obama takes full credit for killing Osama bin Laden to the point of both stealing the glory from our Navy SEALs and at the same time betraying the existence of SEAL Team Six and exposing them to unwarranted assassination risk – risk that resulted in the worst catastrophic loss of life in the history of the SEALs. Did Obama take responsibility for that? He certainly spent far less time mourning their loss or taking responsibility for their deaths than he did taking credit for being tough dealing with terror.

While he did take credit for bin Laden, he has not taken any responsibility for deaths resulting from Fast and Furious, the gun-running operation that has put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels that have most certainly cost American and other lives. He has not only never expressed any sense of responsibility for that, he has shown no remorse. And worse, he capitalizes on the situation by singing the praises of gun control.

Perhaps most flagrant act of this president, if we are looking at evidence of psychopathy, is the lack of any substantive remorse, or responsibility shown for what happened to two Navy SEALs, an American ambassador and an information management officer, at the hands of vicious terrorists in Benghazi. The American public has repeatedly expressed outrage and fury for the lies and manipulations that cost these precious American lives, but the administration has arrogantly dismissed, excused and ignored any culpability or held anyone to account.

No one knew that Pol Pot, Hitler or Ceausescu were psychopaths until they knew. Could America be more perceptive, more insightful, more predictive of a psychopath in leadership before it is too late?

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/is-obama-a-psychopath/#TCpOS5GErERogZsM.99

NAZI EPA Experimenting on Elderly and Children

The Daily Caller

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Report: EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push Obama admin’s agenda

by Michael Bastasch

The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations.

The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal pollutants, without disclosing the risks of cancer and death, according to a newly released government report… 

This is a long article, and worth reading at The Daily Caller. I’ve highlighted a few bits to make the point that this rogue agency poses a real and present danger to the people in this country. ~ TD

These experiments exposed people, including those with asthma and heart problems, to dangerously high levels of toxic pollutants, including diesel fumes, reads a EPA inspector general report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The EPA also exposed people with health issues to levels of pollutants up to 50 times greater than the agency says is safe for humans

“Further, the EPA did not include information on long-term cancer risks in its diesel exhaust studies’ consent forms,” the IG’s report noted. “An EPA manager considered these long-term risks minimal for short-term study exposures” but “human subjects were not informed of this risk in the consent form.”

“Particulate matter causes premature death. It doesn’t make you sick. It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should,” former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson told Congress on Sept. 22, 2011.

PM is a “mixture of harmful solid and liquid particles” that the EPA regulates. PM that is 2.5 microns or less is known as PM2.5, which is about “1/30th the thickness of a human hair.” These small particles can get into people’s respiratory system and can harm human health and even lead to death after just short-term exposure.

The EPA set PM2.5 primary standards at 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air on an annual average basis, but the agency exposed test subjects to PM levels of 600 micrograms per cubic meter — 40 times what the EPA sets as an acceptable outdoor air standard.

But in five of the studies, people were subject to levels higher than what they signed on for. The EPA IG found that one person was hit with “pollutant concentrations that reached 751 [micrograms per cubic meter], which exceeded the IRB-approved concentration target of 600 [micrograms per cubic meter].”

Regulatory implications

The EPA has been trying to justify setting stricter PM2.5 standards in its upcoming national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). But the agency’s public statements on PM don’t square with its lax attitude about testing the air pollutant on humans.

“Maybe the biggest reason to slow down the new rule is that the EPA is talking out of both sides of their mouth,” Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter said last year. “On one side exposure to it is deadly, and on the other they say human exposure studies are not harmful.”

The manager also said “that PM risk is focused on susceptible populations and that the risk is small for those with no overt disease.”

This alarmed Republicans who said that either the EPA was misrepresenting the science around PM2.5 to advance its own regulatory agenda or it was exposing people to deadly pollutants for little scientific gain.

“It’s alarming how the EPA is purposefully and blatantly ignoring an ongoing investigation of the legality and therefore scientific legitimacy of the use of human testing,” Vitter said. “This is another example of the EPA continuing to pick and choose scientific ‘facts’ to support their overreaching agenda.”

Read the whole story at: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/02/report-epa-tested-deadly-pollutants-on-humans-to-push-obama-admins-agenda/#ixzz2xpQcSwO8

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EPA CONDUCTED POLLUTION EXPERIMENTS ON CHILDREN

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by Kerry Picket

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The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for exposing children to pollution as part of an experiment at the University of Southern California.

This information is coming to light from the website junkscience.com after an investigation from the EPA’s Office of the Inspector General stated in a recent report that the EPA’s pollution experiments on older people, done at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were more harmful to the subjects than what the EPA presented.

The IG also said that while the experiment’s subjects did consent to exposure, the “risks were not always consistently represented.”

“Further, the EPA did not include information on long-term cancer risks in its diesel exhaust studies’ consent forms. An EPA manager considered these long-term risks minimal for short-term study exposures,” the IG report said.

inhalerIn February of 2013, JunkScience.com reported that the EPA gave USC money in the mid 2000’s to find out whether diesel exhaust could “induce reproducible gene expression” in children. From a USC grant in the EPA extramural research grants database, the original December 14, 2012 document showed diesel exposures to children. What now sits on that database is a strongly edited description of the diesel tests on the children. Part of the the experiment’s goal was to examine how particulate matter affects “Asthma in Susceptible Children.”

Junk Science made a Freedom of Information Act request to the EPA to explain the deletion and alteration of its database of the documentation regarding diesel experiments on children. The EPA’s response to JunkScience was that the deletion was due to a technical mishap.

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nazi-experimentsmengeleMs. McCarthy, Josef Mengele would be proud of your studies.
~ TD

Wingsuit Water Landing

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Crazy Wingsuit Flight — Man Lands on Water Without Parachute

Raphael Dumont proves a water landing is possible (and survivable) by doing a no-parachute wingsuit jump at Lake Garda, Italy.

A Candidate for ObamaCare

I’ve been asking where President Lucifer is going to find enough people sufficiently gullible to sign up for LuciferCare. Well, it seems all he’ll need is to bring some people over from the “old country” to bring the numbers up. ~ TD

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Man Allows Hyena To Eat His Genitals After Told It Would Make Him Rich

Some folks live under lucky stars. You know those people….the ones who seem to always be in the right place at the right time.  Then there are those who simply work hard and reap the benefits of their hard work over time. And then there are others…on lookout for a shortcut to a better life.

You know these people too.  I mean who doesn’t know a man who’s taken advice from a witch doctor who prescribed letting a hyena eat his genitals off as a way to increase personal wealth? But in case, for some reason, you don’t know somebody like this, it is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to Chamangeni Zulu, who took the advice of a witch doctor who prescribed letting a hyena eat his genitals off as a way to increase his personal wealth.

In his own words:

“I met some business persons [witch doctors] who told me that the best way to become rich was to sacrifice parts of my body.” Zulu said from his hospital bed.

“On 24th March, 2014 around 04:00 hours, I went to a bush where I was instructed to be naked and a hyena came to me and started eating my toes and eventually my manhood was eaten.”

The meal took place in the African bush, after which, Zulu, who is in his early twenties, reportedly crawled to a road where he was picked up by police officers who took him to Chipata General Hospital where he was treated.

Zulu apparently has no regrets regarding the loss of his Johnson, as long he gets what’s coming to him. In this case, a life without sex.

As my old man says, there ain’t no free lunch…unless of course, you’re a hyena.

Happy April First! ~ TD 

Ben Kinchlow Breaks The Mainstream Narrative About Flight MH370

Ben Kinchlow voices what’s been going on in my mind while watching the grossly manipulated story on mainstream media, including FoxNews. This also supports what General Tom McInerney has been saying on the subject.  ~ TD

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WND / Flight Mh370

The Malaysia Airline Mystery

Exclusive: Ben Kinchlow shares insight from flight operations expert

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Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/the-malaysia-airline-mystery/#IIE6VUtBhpaHZ38l.99

It has been a lead story for weeks now: “What Happened to Malaysian Flight 370?” Naturally, folks have been talking about it and no exception here. Not being a slavish devotee of the mainstream media, plus having a “what’s the real story here?” ‘tude, I discussed it with several knowledgeable friends, looking for some possible insight into the subject.

One of them, a former flight operations officer for Flying Tigers (the largest all-cargo airline in the world at one time), had been responsible for complete flight plans, weight and balance for B-747 and DC8-63 freighters. These were all international flights between the U.S. and SE Asia, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and Seoul. He was also director of cargo for a major foreign flag carrier and worked with diplomats and U.S. Department of Transportation officials.

My friend, we’ll call him “Allen,” had some strong opinions on the matter, and what he had to say may be disturbing to some. The scenario that he put forth in our conversation is something the experts in media and government have not addressed. According to Allen, what the media has reported so far “sounds like a wild ride in Disneyland – fantasy and fear – making no sense and confusing both viewers and family members.”

Perhaps the best course of action, unlike the media coverage, is to let Allen speak for himself. The following is the essence of our conversation:

“Ben, in my opinion, a cover-up has begun. The plane took off from Kuala Lumpur destined for Beijing, China. Look, airplanes don’t just fall out of the sky. First, this aircraft had more than enough fuel to reach its destination, with an additional three hours’ worth. Next, the airplane had a flight crew of both pilot and co-pilot. Every two-man international flight of such length would most likely have a ‘deadhead’ crew of a captain and first officer onboard in case of emergency. The news organizations have never mentioned this procedure when the issue of a passenger manifest was discussed. There was the mention of an ‘unidentified flight engineer’ onboard. I laughed out loud when I heard this, because flight engineers have not existed in the new generation aircraft, commercially, in over 20 years. There are no flight engineers, nor are there navigators.”

He continued, “It is reported the MH370 flight departed Malaysian airspace and made a 90-degree turn to the West and the transponders disengaged. The rumors of this plane flying out to the Indian Ocean may be correct, but certainly not for eight hours. From this point on, there is no communication with MH370. No distress calls, nothing! It would be very easy for any additional flight crew that may have been onboard to either work in conjunction with the pilot and first officer or even take over. Either way, there had to be experienced flight deck crews to successfully take control of the aircraft. There have also been reports of the plane climbing to an altitude of 45,000 feet, though most commercial aircraft rarely go over 41,000.”

Allen continued, “MH370 flying very close to another aircraft would not be considered by most ground controls as anything but one aircraft. It would be very easy for the flight to shadow another commercial airline on the same flight path from the Indian Ocean to the vicinity of one of these rogue nations. Radar would not necessarily detect two aircraft.

“This would make total sense, especially considering there are some very high mountain ranges along the Indian route. As the aircraft approached the destination selected by the individuals in control, it would then drop to an altitude below radar detection. There are others, like me, who believe this flight is most likely on the ground in one piece, and the most likely area would be a rogue nation such as Pakistan or Iran.”

“Wait Ben,” he said as I started to interrupt, “this makes sense if you consider that Malaysia is majority Islamic and has a history of being a safe haven for terrorists and their plans. The Malaysia Airlines’ CEO, flight crew, spokespersons and prime minister are all Islamic. I must confess, I heard little or nothing regarding Islam or ‘radar shadowing’ in the reporting.”

He further stated, “This scenario is more than likely the case if one considers terrorist involvement.”

He then asked me, “Media reports have suggested possibilities ranging from mechanical failure, smoke in the cockpit, or dangerous cargo on the aircraft. Any one of these scenarios might be possible, but wouldn’t the crew be trained to file numerous distress calls if that were the case? They have made every excuse to support mechanical failure, but doesn’t it seem strange to you that a fire or something mechanical would occur more than eight hours later over the deepest waters in the world without one single distress call or notice? Finally, these pilots are professionals; why, then, was MH370 thousands of miles off course over the Indian Ocean?”

He wasn’t finished yet. And let me say this: My friend is not given to flights of fancy, nor is he anti-ethnic; he simply believes that Americans, based on the free press provision in the Constitution, should have factual, not conjectural or censored, reportage. He went on further to clearly state that, in his opinion, “This scenario is more than mere conjecture.”

“Ben, listen, it seems to me, as of this discussion today, the world is being led around like elephants grabbing the tail of the one in front. In my considered opinion, this could be one of the biggest charades in aviation history. The world must stop pretending this was anything but a criminal action, orchestrated at the highest levels of the Malaysian Government and rogue fanatics out to destroy both American and Israeli interests.”

I said, “Come on, Allen, that’s pretty far out, and what gives you the idea that Muslims are involved?”

He paused for a moment, and I could tell he was considering his reply, “Man, don’t you know that for over five decades Islamic terrorists have not only threatened to fly a commercial aircraft into Tel Aviv, but continue to call for the end of both Israel and the United States?

“With all due respect, terrorists do not care about human life. Islamic terrorists flew three hijacked aircraft, loaded with passengers, into the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon, and only the actions of some passengers caused one to crash into the lush Pennsylvania countryside instead of the U.S. Capitol building. Islamic terrorists place no value on the lives of infidels.”

There was a long silence, and then he said, “My heart and deepest sympathies go out to the families of the passengers who have suffered this cruel action by potential terrorists, Malaysia Airlines, and its government (which owns the airline).”

He paused, then added, “It is my considered opinion that, more than likely, every country involved in this search knows much more than what we are seeing and hearing on global news.”

I have pondered Allen’s remarks, and after reconsidering the Benghazi “incident” and other issues on which the current administration and mainstream media seemed to have been less than forthcoming, could I simply disregard his positions?

I may not agree with everything he said, but I do find it interesting, that with all our modern technology (some of which, from a drone hundreds of feet up, can locate and kill a single individual), we cannot locate a huge Boeing 777.

As someone on the block might say, “What up wid dat?”