The Daily Mail reports that Robert Ixer from the University of Leicester and Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales think the rocks may have come from Craig Rhos-y-Felin in Pembrokeshire, a county in southwest Wales. They found almost 99 percent of the rhyolite rock samples from Stonehenge’s inner circle matched rock from this area.
According to the museum press release, the story deepens:
Along the Rhos-y-felin crags, the rhyolites are distinctly different on a scale of metres or tens of metres. This has enabled Bevins and Ixer to match some Stonehenge debitage samples to an even more precise locality at the extreme northeastern end of the area.
What this means is that the area is now small enough for archaeologists to excavate to try and uncover evidence for associated human activity so providing another strand of the story of how the stones from Pembrokeshire reached Stonehenge.
“Many have asked the question over the years, how the stones got from Pembrokeshire to Stonehenge,” Bevins said in the press release. “Was it human transport? Was it due to ice transport? Thanks to geological research, we now have a specific source for the rhyolite stones from which to work and an opportunity for archaeologists to answer the question that has been widely debated. It is important now that the research continues.”
In his last Afterburner of 2011, Bill Whittle takes a look at the state of this country three years into Obama’s rule and has amassed a list of breathtaking failures bound to stun and/or depress champions of smaller government. Solyndra, Fast & Furious, the Keystone Pipeline and the deficit are just a handful of the scandals that make Bill’s blood boil. So what do we need to do in 2012 to counteract Obama’s policies? Take a look.
Steyn: Another year deeper into denial
At last night’s General Assembly, Occupy Wall Street passed a proposal to set up a $100,000 fund solely for bailing people out of jail. It’s the largest chunk of funds that OWS has allocated for one purpose, and represents nearly a third of the budget. The fund is meant to get protesters out of jail following direct actions, which historically have ended in multiple arrests — or mass arrests, like on the Brooklyn Bridgeback in September.
According to OWS media team member Jeff Smith, “we didn’t change any of the stipulations on who gets bail and how much.” Three thousand dollars is still the maximum bail allowed, except for under special circumstances (like with Joshua Fellows, whose bail was set at $25,000. The movement agreed to pay it. the bail was apparently paid by a third party, not OWS itself).
The new bail budget is effective immediately. Policies are already in place for who gets bail and who doesn’t — according to Smith, any kind of violent offense would require consensus to bail the person out, while smaller offenses that go along with the territory of direct actions (trespassing, disorderly conduct, etc) can dip into the bail fund automatically.
Last night the protesters also voted to send money to Occupy Oakland, in the neighborhood of $25,000.
(see, they know they are doing wrong. idiots who give them money are just that, idiots. does the tea party have such a fund? does the tea party need such a fund?)
Obama’s National Security ‘Not Top 10? of 2011 Read this and see why America is screwed with Obama leading!
Des Moines, Iowa back in the news.
Chris Matthews showed up from Java Joe’s in Des Moines in the 11 am hour on MSNBC Friday to underline the liberal arrogance that in the Obama era, all the country’s hatred is against Obama, and apparently liberals are utterly incapable of adding anything to the Hate Quotient.
“I heard a voice this morning a woman came up to me and said I’m really for Obama, but I want to end these years of hatred. Now if people start voting for the Republicans because there’s too much divisiveness because of Obama, that’s real trouble for the White House,” Matthews said. He then declared: “In other words, the way to end the hatred in America is to get rid of the object of the hatred. Well, that’s a strange way to do things.”
(yes, the idiot says basically that liberals don’t hate, it is the republicans, the tea party people. again the leftist mantra, racism if you do not like obama!)
Ron Paul in Des Moines:
Appearing on Jan Mickelson’s radio show on WHO in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday morning, Rep. Ron Paul, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said he believes he is the candidate that “can connect with both” the Tea Party movement and the Occupy movement.
Paul’s observation came after Mickelson asked him about a group of Occupiers who were protesting at Paul’s Iowa campaign office on Thursday morning.
The Iowa Republican presidential caucuses will take place this Tuesday.
Here is a transcript of Mickelson’s and Paul’s exchange [...]
Paul: “Last week, I believe, we had a rally and people on the staff were worried. You know: Occupiers are there, occupiers are there. They’re in the front row. What are you going to do? What are you going to do? Should we call the police? I said no: Just relax a little bit. And there was no ruckus, and afterwards I shook a lot of hands. They come up to me and they say: We are from the Occupy movement but we support you. So, I figure that, you know, an open viewpoint about the Constitution and freedom and attacking some of the things that they don’t like—they don’t like the bailouts, and I don’t like the bailouts. So, there are some things that we can agree on. I think the Tea Party movement and the Occupy movement are motivated for different reasons, but they come together because they don’t trust government anymore and that’s why I think I can connect with both groups.”
(maybe come tuesday the followers of this old man here in Iowa will wake up sober and not vote in the caucus for him? hey, I can hope!)
Some members of the Occupy Wall Street group in Charlotte, N.C., are under fire for setting American flags ablaze, but one of the protesters is defending his incendiary actions.
“Those were actions taken on my behalf,” Occupy Charlotte member Alex Tyler said at a camp meeting, according to a Charlotte Observer report. “I did it to display my utter contempt for American greed, not (the military).”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged Tyler and three other men with arson and setting fire to woods in the area of tents that previously housed members of the local Occupy movement. A police report says the men caused the fire by burning two American flags.
Burning a flag is not illegal, but local police say the protest violated the law because a fire pit wasn’t used.
(these are just dirtbag idiots who deserve to be deported. or better yet, have this bunch go to the local VFW and try to occupy and burn our flag)
Leaving behind a year of bruising legislative battles, President Barack Obama enters his fourth year in office having calculated that he no longer needs Congress to promote his agenda and may even benefit in his re-election campaign if lawmakers accomplish little in 2012.
Absent any major policy pushes, much of the year will focus on winning a second term. The president will keep up a robust domestic travel schedule and aggressive campaign fundraising and use executive action to try to boost the economy.
Aides say the president will not turn his back on Congress completely in the new year. He is expected to once again push lawmakers to pass elements of his jobs bill that were blocked by Republicans last fall.
If those efforts fail, the White House says, Obama’s re-election year will focus almost exclusively on executive action.
Earnest said Obama will come out with at least two or three directives per week, continuing the “We Can’t Wait” campaign the administration began this fall, and try to define Republicans in Congress as gridlocked and dysfunctional.
Campaign officials say Obama will fully engage in the re-election campaign once the Republicans pick their nominee. He will focus almost exclusively on campaigning after the late summer Democratic National Convention, barring unexpected developments at home or abroad.
(this is how kings and dictators rule. they make up laws and rules and changes as they feel. this man, obama, is one of those)