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)
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The United States transferred $40 million in foreign assistance to the Palestinians.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that congressional lawmakers released the funds, which amount to 20 percent of the $187 million in foreign assistance from fiscal year 2011 that was held up by Congress in response to the Palestinians’ actions at the United Nations.
The assistance that the U.S. is for humanitarian and economic purposes and not for security assistance.
The release of the 2011 funds comes after an omnibus 2012 appropriations package passed by Congress earlier this month included restrictions that would limit any assistance to the Palestinians if they continued with their efforts to achieve member status at the United Nations.
(so we waste money on people who do not need it and will use it against us. Obama administration hard at work taking care of their islamic buddies)
Keep an eye out for the following Obama pet poodles:
Ezra Klein, Greg Sargent,Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Frank Bruni, Arianna Huffington, Josh Marshall, Faiz Shakir and Joy Reid.
They were summoned to the White House and they were given their marching orders.
Make everything about racism.
An all-star list of progressive and liberal media folks came to the White House today to chat with President Obama over coffee in the Roosevelt Room.
The group chatted with the president about economic messaging, his agenda for 2012, the various campaign arguments against different GOP candidates, the desire among some Democrats for him to highlight his foreign policy accomplishments, fighting corporate influence and the “crappiness” of the Senate filibuster , as one attendee put it.
Read the article here.
by sundancecracker at The Conservative Treehouse
ENOUGH ALREADY. This is infuriating with a capital “I”. I’m telling you honestly and bluntly that if I were a resident of Denver Colorado I would be marching my a$$ down to the friggin PP office and giving them a piece of my mind. Seriously. ENOUGH. What right do they have to create a sex ed bypass around my right as a parent?
There is a ridiculous progressive agenda to continue the sexualization of children through any process possible. The teachers that have sex with students ain’t conservative folks. We stand witness to schools facilitating abortion transportation services without parental consent via their clinics. We stand witness to 5th Grade sex-ed classes teaching methods of oral sex and providing condoms. We stand witness to the rights of parents controlling their childs sexualization exposure being deconstructed litterally by touchy feely left-wing fantasy play encouraged by the same sick bastards that are defenders of Woody Allen (married his teenage step-daughter), and Roman “the rapist” Polanski.
Now we have Planned Parenthood opening yet another sexual window into the lives of our children without any parental filter for appropriateness.
(Via Daily Caller) Forget about the giggling whispers in the back of the bus or the awkward mother–daughter sex conversations. Planned Parenthood is prepared to answer all your children’s pressing sex questions — at least in Denver, where the abortion provider’s local affiliate has adopted a new program to answer sex questions via text messages.
Read the article here.
From Black Quill & Ink
The 2012 election is fast approaching and one of my biggest fears is that, notwithstanding economic and international conditions being worse under Obama, people will once again be fooled by Obama and the liberal media into returning Obama to the White House. Such an event would literally doom America’s economic recovery and relegate us to a second rate power.
Several months ago BQI published an article explaining why America should dislike Obama. Although we could offer any number of reasons that would justify dislike for Obama, chief among them has to be his repeated and consistent lying or being misleading to the public. No better example of this deceit is found in Obama’s continued assertion of his Christian faith. This is critical because to lie or be misleading about one’s faith exposes the moral compass, or lack thereof, of a person, for anyone that would engage in something so important to so many people means that the individual will engage in any activity or stoop to any level that fosters or promotes their self-interest.
Since winning the presidency questions surrounding Obama’s faith continues to haunt him. Polls show that roughly one in five Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim although he professes the Christian faith. Only last year more than 70 pastors, chief among them Pastor T.D. Jakes, issued a letter defending Obama against those questioning his Christian faith. The pastors said the personal faith of public leaders should not be up for public debate. In addition to Jakes, other pastors included Dr. Joel Hunter, and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez. The pastors said, in part:
“President Obama has been unwavering in confessing Christ as Lord and has spoken often about the importance of his Christian faith,” the leaders wrote. “Many of the signees on this letter have prayed and worshipped with this president.”
“We believe that questioning, and especially misrepresenting, the faith of a confessing believer goes too far,” they continued.
The leaders urged the media, public officials, and other faith leaders “to offer no further support or airtime” to those who question Obama’s faith. (Read the article and see the full text of the letter here: CBN.com)
Wow…o.k. now that my head has stopped spinning lets take a look at what these pastors chose to ignore about Obama that other Christians seem to care about.
The issuance of such a letter suggests that the pastors are more than comfortable with accepting Obama’ claim of being a Christian and, generally speaking, as pastors this is clearly understandable. I believe the pastors are attempting to live by the Word that they preach from their pulpits each Sunday. The problem though is that there is much evidence in the public domain that should have caused these religious leaders to pause before taking such a position.
Most Christians might consider Black Liberation Theology, at best, to be a cult but certainly not a part of mainstream Christian orthodoxy. But there is more.
The bible says that you should know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7: 12) An interpretation of this verse is that it is not enough to lay claim to being a Christian, rather your faith will be reflected in your deeds and actions. In the case of Obama there are numerous actions or behaviors that would raise legitimate doubts to his assertion of being a Christian. First among his actions is his attitude to Israel. Distancing America and mistreating our closest ally in the Middle East is not how one produces ripe fruits of Christian virtue. Moreover, to behave in this way while simultaneously embracing all things Muslim (i.e. supporting UN efforts to define criticism of Islam as hate speech, radical Muslim friends like Rashid Khalidi, visits to the Middle East while ignoring Israel, bowing to the Saudi King, conducting Islamic religious events in the White House, refusing to allow a nationally recognized Christian pastor to participate in the National Day of prayer because it might offend Muslims and more) is but further evidence of actions by Obama that could cause real Christians to not only question his faith but to also suspect that his true faith might be Islam.
In an open letter to President Obama Pastor Michael Youssef admonished the President to exercise his belief by speaking out against the persecution of Christians in Obama’s home country of Indonesia, Nigeria and Egypt. Pastor Youssef drew clear distinction between Obama’s claim to the Christian faith and how his actions as President have been anything but Christian like.
I do not know if the 70 or so pastors who supported Obama have said or done anything, Christian like, for the many Christians now being persecuted in Indonesia, Nigeria and Egypt. While real Christians are persecuted around the world it seems these misguided pastors have enthusiastically chosen to support someone who’s Christian faith is at best suspect. One then has to wonder if their support was financially or politically motivated especially given their near complete silence on the current persecution of Christians around the world.
Pastor Youssef got it right both in not being a signatory to the Obama support letter, his outspokenness against Christians being persecuted around the world and for being truthful about the non-Christian acts of Obama and his Administration.
Read the article here.
Of course, the PC police would never allow the ethnicity of the ‘rowdy youths’ to be revealed, but Middlesbrough Council has a large population of Muslims and a crime rate nearly twice the UK average.
Crime Stats Based on the police recorded crime reports, Middlesbrough ranks at number 364 out of the 373 CDRPs (Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships). The higher the rank, the worse the level of crime.
CTV NEWS (H/T Susan K) It is a crime-fighting tactic that’s not to be sniffed at. An English council says it stopped teenagers congregating in woodland by spraying the area with pig manure.
Read the article here.