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Posted on February 17 at 8:08 a.m.
Here's hoping Indy keeps us apprised of the medical results in this matter. Showers of blessings to the young lady, family, and friends!
On Hundreds Raise Money for Sick Teen
Posted on February 5 at 8:06 p.m.
"People Self Help Housing is proposing to build a three-story, 40-unit rental project for low- and very low-income residents." Uh-oh! Why do I see the need for a red flag here?
At first blush, the project is seemingly humanitarian. But ten years from today, what will be the social result of such an undertaking with a demographic comprised of "low to very low-income residents"?
What safeguards are in play such that there doesn't develop an urban pattern of decay seen in most metropolitan areas these days? Not to mention explosive law enforcement/community interactions!
Here we go again?
On City Gives Affordable Housing Project Cash Infusion
Posted on February 5 at 7:35 p.m.
When looking at the Martin estate, why does a bunker image come to mind?
On Steve Martin's Montecito Estate For Sale
Posted on February 3 at 2:16 p.m.
Was there no photograph from a high school yearbook? Santa Barbara High?
On Obituary for Daniel H. Lopez
Posted on February 2 at 5:02 a.m.
Yes, JJ, Custler gives his readers a glimpse of those prior civilizations you mention. You speak, interestingly enough, with authority on the matter. So my I ask, have you travelled to the region, or simply did graduate study in pre Inca civilizations?
On Rightful Ownership
Posted on February 1 at 8:07 p.m.
@Mr. Schiffman, thank you for a most interesting read. There for a moment I could've sworn I was reading an historical account written by the Curator of the Santa Barbara Preservation Society.
Your composition was most timely in that I had just finished reading "Inca Gold," by adventure writer, Clive Custler, who builds fascinating scenarios in all his works that interweave both fiction and non fiction. Interestingly enough, there are similar historical threads connecting all narratives describing the conquest of indigenous peoples. Since I still know relatively little about their civilization, I was quite impressed with what I learned about the Inca nation as described by Custler.
I do wish the Chumash peoples God's speed and good will.
Posted on January 31 at 4:07 p.m.
So long as we're talking about the gruesome, it's recorded that in the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Julius was finished with the first jolt of electricity, but Ethel had to be given several jolts before the final curtain.
But getting back to beheadings, it is said that when Mary queen of Scots' swordsman picked up her decapitated head for viewing, the good queen's lips were moving, some explaining that she had been in prayer. Also, in the same viewing, her head separated from the wig she was wearing and fell to the floor.
On The Tragedy of Paris
Posted on January 30 at 6:17 p.m.
So do I assume that the practice of beheading, widely used in the Mideast and later in England under the 16th century reigns of Great Harry and subsequently Gloriana, is but coincidence and a property of human nature?
Isn't that too much of a coincidence?
Posted on January 30 at 8:58 a.m.
On the question of beheading, just how did Great Harry and his daughter, Gloriana, both Christians, come by the practice?
Posted on January 27 at 9:17 a.m.
@JT...You've tabled something worthy of immediate attention, like, a century ago! Indeed, the media ought reconsider sensationalizing in the name of tragedy. On the other hand, also, we must not jump to censorship as an antidote, either.
On Forget Him