The mystery of the Phaistos Disc is a story that sounds like something out of an Indiana Jones movie. Discovered by Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in 1908 in the Minoan palace-site of Phaistos, the disc is made of fired clay and contains mysterious symbols that may represent an unknown form of hieroglyphics. It is believed that it was designed sometime in the second millennium BC. Some scholars believe that the hieroglyphs resemble symbols of Linear A and Linear B, scripts once used in ancient Crete. The only problem? Linear A also eludes decipherment. Today the disc remains one of the most famous puzzles of archaeology.
10 of the world’s biggest unsolved mysteries
Then you have your average liberal artist fuckhead. This is what passes for art if you are a liberal. Of course, as racist as the painting is, you will not hear a whimper from MSNBC about that part. I almost did not post this picture, but you do have to see the shit that liberals love to come up with!
Then we have what passes for a laugh on the conservative side. Here is Obama’s dark meat.
First dog Bo waits to lead reporters to the White House vegetable garden during a preview of the Spring Garden Tour of the White House in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2012.
Crap! Do we panic? Nah, that state is too far from Iowa.
Researchers warned that global warming threatens the water supply for urban communities in Arizona, in a new report funded by the Department of Commerce.
“Rapid growth in these areas has increased the vulnerability of urban water users to climatic changes,” the University of Arizona researchers, who collaborated with Mexican researchers at El Colegio de Sonora, reported today. UA News explained that “researchers found increased vulnerability of urban water users to climatic changes because of factors such as aging or inadequate water-delivery infrastructure, over-allocation of water resources within the region and the location of poor neighborhoods in flood-prone areas or other areas at risk.”
Federal Tax Dollars Indirectly Fund Organization Leading Assault on ALEC…
The Center for Media and Democracy proudly leads the charge against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization dedicated to advancing limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. Several leading corporations have announced plans to withdraw membership contributions from ALEC following this outcry.
Who funds the Center for Media and Democracy? The website proclaims, “We accept no funding from for-profit corporations or grants from the government.” Based on this statement, one might be fooled into thinking that indeed no tax dollars find their way into the coffers of this progressive organization. However, the truth suggests otherwise.
One of the prominent contributors to the Center for Media and Democracy is the Tides Foundation. As it turns out, both the Tides Foundation and the related Tides Center receive funding from the federal government in the form of grants from an array of agencies. These include the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Energy, and the Department of Agriculture. According to the government database, www.usaspending.gov, the Tides Center received more than $3,000,000 in federal funding since 2000; the Tides Foundation received in excess of $800,000 in the same period.
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Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July…
WASHINGTON (AP) — For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.
Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.
The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they’re infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won’t be able to connect to the Internet.
Most victims don’t even know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their web surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.
Last November, the FBI and other authorities were preparing to take down a hacker ring that had been running an Internet ad scam on a massive network of infected computers.
“We started to realize that we might have a little bit of a problem on our hands because … if we just pulled the plug on their criminal infrastructure and threw everybody in jail, the victims of this were going to be without Internet service,” said Tom Grasso, an FBI supervisory special agent. “The average user would open up Internet Explorer and get ‘page not found’ and think the Internet is broken.”
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