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Is The AR-15 A ‘Weapon Of War?”

Joe Scarorough: As a longtime gun owner and supporter of the Second Amendment, I agreed with the Supreme Court’s “Heller” holding that concluded Americans had the right to keep and bear arms. But that constitutional protection did not, and will not, extend to guns designed as weapons of war. One should expect such things from a mindless dolt like Scarborough, but we should be able to expect better from people who should know better.  Apparently, it has become all the rage to throw around a few g...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Iraq, Israel, Department Of Defense, Military, Scarborough, Vietnam, Firearms, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Fallujah, Saul, Heller, Philistines

North Carolina House Bill 86

I appreciate the folks on reddit/firearms keeping me up to date on the latest attempts at communist gun control in the North Carolina House of Representatives.  H.B. 86 is summarized as follows. AN ACT TO REQUIRE A PERMIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR LONG GUN; TO REQUIRE A 72-HOUR WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A PURCHASED  FIREARM MAY BE DELIVERED OR OTHERWISE POSSESSED; TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR LONG GUN TO PERSONS UNDER A CERTAIN AGE; TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OR POSSESSIO...
Tags: Maryland, Israel, Military, House, Gun Control, North Carolina, Michael Lewis, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Saul, Philistines, Babylonians, North Carolina Senate, Wicomico County, North Carolina Gun Laws

We Have Something of Heaven: A Theology of Joy in Revelation

ABSTRACT: The glory of the new heaven and earth will not be the streets of gold, the gates of jewels, the tree of life, or the end of night. The glory will be God himself. The book of Revelation gives us four great images of joy in God: an ultimate deliverance, a decisive victory, a spectacular wedding, and a secure eternal home. With the certainty of our future joy in view, God’s people sing the songs of the new heaven and new earth now in the old, sorrow-filled land in which we live. ...
Tags: New York, London, Minnesota, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Rome, Egypt, Nashville, Jesus, John, Christ, IVP, Matthew, Zion, Mozart

God Is with You in Every Place and Every Season

The Lord said to Abram: “Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” . . . So, Abram went, as the Lord had told him. Genesis 12:1, 4 (CSB) Twenty-six. That’s the number of different homes I lived in before I was thirty years old. Sometimes moving meant to a new house in the same town, but many times moving meant to a new city far away, where I wouldn’t know a soul. By necessity, I became something of an expert at packing and labeling boxes. P...
Tags: Inspiration, Jesus, God, Christ, Matthew, Abram, Babylon, Abraham, Ecclesiastes, CSB

How a Batman Book That Never Was Gave Birth to Mister Miracle

Mister Miracle was one of the best comics on shelves last year—but the first reunion between Sheriff of Babylon partners Tom King and Mitch Gerads at DC almost took place much closer to home than that the cosmic Fourth World. It started, as a lot of things at DC Comics do, with the Batman.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Batman, Dc, DC Entertainment, Babylon, Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Fourth World, Mister Miracle

The embers of the Fire in Babylon are starting to glow again

There are multiple issues still to resolve, but the signs suggest something quite special is brewing in Jason Holder's ODI team
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Babylon

Why Alexander the Great May Have Been Declared Dead Prematurely (It's Pretty Gruesome)

Alexander the Great may have been killed by Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological condition in which a person's own immune system attacks them, says one medical researchers. The condition may have led to a mistaken declaration of the king's death and may explain the mysterious phenomenon in which his body didn't decay for seven days after his "death." Alexander the Great was king of Macedonia between 336 and 323 B.C. During that time, he conquered an empire that stretched fr...
Tags: Science, Iraq, Pakistan, Macedonia, New Zealand, Baker, Hall, Balkans, Wheatley, Alexander, Babylon, Department of Public Health, Alexander the Great, Guillain Barre, Michael Baker, University of Otago

7 Online Resources for Creating Fantasy Languages

This article is by Arianna Lemont. Constructed languages are complicated, especially if you’re just starting out with no guidelines and no direction. Throughout my years of writing and creating fantasy languages, I’ve compiled a list of some of my personal favorite online tools for creating your own language, for whether you’re a newbie with no starting point or an expert who may have missed a few resources. All of these tools are available for free online (just one of the things that makes the...
Tags: China, Language, Linguistics, World Building, Babylon, David Peterson, Lingvo, Fantasy Language, Arianna Lemont, Conlanging, Lingvopolis, Artifexian Artifexian

Scripture Speaks: The Word of God

Ever wonder what prompted the Evangelists to write their Gospels?  In Sunday’s readings, we find out. Gospel (Read Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21) In the introduction to his Gospel, St. Luke gives us a rare peek into what prompted him “to compile a narrative of the events” that Jesus fulfilled in the Incarnation. Apparently, “many” others had also written accounts of Jesus’ life. We know that only four were ultimately confirmed by the Church to be the inspired Word of God, authored by both God and man (see...
Tags: Featured, Kingdom, Israel, Church, Religion, Jerusalem, Jesus, God, John, Christ, Temple, Babylon, St Paul, St Luke, Luke, Ezra

Just Call me Hephzibah

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Year C Isaiah 62:1-5   Imagine Whirled Peas… Get it? Whirled peas… If you say it fast, it sounds like world peace. It’s a clever bumper sticker; but there is no peace, is there?   They may not have had a clever bumper sticker about it but the exiles addressed in this morning’s reading from Isaiah weren’t living in peace either. But they did imagine a land of peace called Jerusalem. If you listen carefully you can almost hear peace in the very word J...
Tags: Usa, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, David, Algeria, Baghdad, Michael, Babylon, Mary, Hebron, Jesse, Ezra, Jacob, Zechariah, Nathan

Oneohtrix Point Never's 'Love in the Time of Lexapro' Is a Brief, Pleasant Aside

Daniel Lopatin's Oneohtrix Point Never has consistently delivered conceptually focused projects. Each full-length raptly developed a particular sonic aesthetic and theoretical imagination. For instance, his 2011 opus Replica stretches and staggers 1980s and '90s television advertisements, echoing capitalist jingles until they collapse into self-criticisms. Or, his 2015 medium bending campaign Garden of Delete collides innocent pop croons with the visceral strokes of grunge and metal, reliving ...
Tags: Music, Review, Music Review, Electronic, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Babylon, Lopatin, Oneohtrix Point Never, Sakamoto, Alex G, Daniel Lopatin, Oneotrix point never, Experiemental, Time of Lexapro

Applied Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Diagnosis

If you follow the emergence of Artificial Intelligence in your daily routine, its applications in the field of healthcare should not stun you. If technology today drives cars as well as comprehends human language, it is all due to AI. In fact, machine-human conversation without human intervention is a remarkable feature of AI. Its applications in healthcare diagnosis are extraordinary too. Artificial intelligence companies in India are working towards the advancements in healthcare in terms of t...
Tags: Google, Technology, Berlin, India, Sales, Cisco, Essex, Deep Learning, Personal Growth, Tensorflow, Demis Hassabis, Babylon Health, Babylon, AI Technology, Machine Learning Technology, Ada Health

Scripture Speaks: The Epiphany of Our Lord

In today’s Gospel, magi “from the east” ask, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?”  Just by asking this question, they herald the New Light that has dawned on all men. Gospel (Read Mt 2:1-12) Today, St. Matthew tells us that after Jesus’ birth, an event loaded with significance for the whole world took place.  “Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,” looking for a king who had been recently born, the “king of the Jews.”  Who were these men, and why did they ask this question? The “magi” w...
Tags: Featured, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, David, Egypt, Jesus, Bethlehem, Herod, Babylon, St Paul, Daniel, PAUL, Dan, Persia, Judah

Evangelicals for King Donald

In Feb. 2018, the Mikdash Educational Center in Israel minted a “Temple Coin” featuring Donald Trump alongside King Cyrus, who 2,500 years ago allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem from their exile in Babylon. We still buy the line that the hard core of the Christian right is just an interest group working to protect its values. But what we don’t get is that Mr. Trump’s supposedly anti-Christian attributes and anti-democratic attributes are a vital part of his attraction. • Katherine Stewart, Why...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, America, United States, Colbert, Fox News, Christian, Donald Trump, Taylor, Christ, Commentary, Providence, Trump, Donald, Wheaton College

Wicklow’s clifftop wonderland

Wicklow Golf Club Encrusted like a jewel in the very heart of the town lies a clifftop golf course that bears comparison with the most spectacular golfing sites known to man.We’re not referring to Pebble Beach or the Old Head of Kinsale but beautiful Wicklow Golf Club, where a small footprint has been no impediment to leaving a giant impression on the thousands of golfers who’ve e...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Green, Architecture, Tourism, Pga, Golf, Connor, Dublin, Denis, Pebble Beach, Joe Kelly, Peter, Babylon, PAUL, Glen

Some Holiday Book Recommendations

With Christmas and New Year’s upon us, I thought I would give some book recommendations. As always a few caveats and explanations about my criteria. I almost never read political books or any books about the contemporary world. I read history almost exclusively and usually at least a few centuries in the past. My criteria are deeply subjective. The books I recommend ones that held my attention to the end (most don’t), books I found engrossing and from which I learned new things. A number of the ...
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, Rome, Egypt, Middle East, Mediterranean, Malta, Josh Marshall, Alexander, Babylon, Alexander the Great, Anatolia, Canaan, Eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia

Shorties (2019's Most Anticipated Literary Adaptations, An Interview with Mike D and the King Ad-Rock, and more)

Literary Hub previewed 2019's most anticipated literary adaptations. Marc Maron interviewed Mike D and the King Ad-Rock about the Beastie Boys Book. 32 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation Wednesday (bringing the total to 992), including GQ’s best books, the Chicago Review of Books’ best books, and The Big Issue’s best kids books Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end Music lists (updated daily). December's best eBook ...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, Gq, Baths, Babylon, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Marc Maron, Italo Calvino, Mike D, Chicago Review of Books, America Literary Hub, Adam Nemett, Tom Barbash, Michele Cruz Gonzales

Aretha Franklin: Context, Intersectionality, and the Rock Canon

None Let's face it, the established canon of popular music, especially from the mid-20th century on, is dominated by rock and white male artists: the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. How does Aretha Franklin fit into this canon, and what challenges can she pose to it, as one of the few women of color whom it has unequivocally embraced? Franklin fits within a prescribed framework of artists of color and female artists, as tied to specific contexts, including social mov...
Tags: Feature, Music, Aretha Franklin, Time, Beach Boys, US, Jerusalem, America, Jimi Hendrix, Atlantic, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Brian Wilson, Blues, Elvis Presley, R&B

Your Redemption is Drawing Near

Last days, end time, the parousia, the apocalypse. The best of these might be parousia, because there are days of news cycles when “Christ will come again,” wants to be “O, Come Emmanuel, and now.”  We have to remember that all the many warnings by the Jewish prophets, in the Gospels and Epistles, and more so in Revelation have to do with some historical incident. The Jewish state fell to Babylon, the Second Temple was destroyed by Rome, and Rome fell to the northern tribes. Unthinkable things....
Tags: California, Kingdom, Religion, San Francisco, Rome, Palestine, Jesus, Yemen, Christ, Matthew, Babylon, Mark, Dickens, Luke, Berkeley California, Emmanuel

Investing: 51 Quotes

1. “The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.” Warren Buffet 2. “Never depend on a single income, make an investment to create a second source.” Warren Buffet 3. “Do not save what is left after spending but spend what is left after saving.” Warren Buffet 4. “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” Warren Buffet 5. “Everyone wants a piece of land. It’s the only sure investment, it can never depreciate...
Tags: Michael Jordan, Weapon, Benjamin Franklin, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Financial Forum, Babylon, Henry David Thoreau, Franklin D Roosevelt, Peter Drucker, Grant Cardone, Jim Rohn, Jim Rogers, Jonathan Sacks, Ben Graham, John Wesley

Amazon Coupon Code: $5 off $20+ of Print Books

Amazon has a $5 off $20+ of print book purchases with promo code GIFTBOOK18. Can be one book or multiple. Offer expires at 11:59pm Pacific on December 21, 2018. Must be sold by Here are some newer books that are on my to-read list. I’m on somewhat of a memoir kick. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda R...
Tags: Amazon, Marketing, Pacific, Babylon, Joanna, Deals & Offers, Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin, Shonda Rimes, William J Bernstein, SAMIN NOSRAT, George S Clason Short, Robert Clyatt More, Tara Westover, James Clear Educated, Chip Gaines Capital Gaines

In Iraq, A Race To Protect The Crumbling Bricks Of Ancient Babylon

A reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate at the archaeological site of Babylon, pictured in 2015. ( Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)Mohaned Ahmed is standing on scaffolding at the ancient site of Babylon, dipping water into a bucket and sponging the bricks around a stone relief showing a dragon with a serpent's head.
Tags: News, Iraq, Babylon, Ahmad Al Rubaye, Mohaned Ahmed

In Iraq, A Race To Protect The Crumbling Bricks Of Ancient Babylon

A U.S.-funded conservation project is shoring up the brick walls of the ancient city. The hope is that Babylon will qualify for UNESCO World Heritage status.(Image credit: Jane Arraf/NPR)
Tags: News, Iraq, Unesco World Heritage, Babylon

Scripture Speaks: The Solemnity of Christ the King

On Sunday, we celebrate the truth that, even now, Christ reigns as King over all the earth.  But what kind of kingdom is it? Gospel (Read Jn 18:33b-37) On this final Sunday of our liturgical year, the Church gives us St. John’s account of Jesus before Pilate to help us understand the kingdom He came to establish.  It’s a lesson we desperately need.  If we have a false notion of the reign of Christ as King of the universe, we can be subject to disillusionment and disappointment as we await its ...
Tags: Featured, Israel, Religion, Rome, Jesus, Christ, Patmos, St John, Babylon, Daniel, Caesar, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Pilate, Judea, Faith & Spirituality, Kingdom of Christ His Kingdom

Toward a Free and Virtuous Society: Foundations for Flourishing

Toward a Free and Virtuous Society: Foundations for Flourishing lois.rosinski November 20, 2018 - 10:59am Start Date Mon, 02/18/2019 - 16:00 Introduction Text In thinking about material poverty, it’s essential to consider what the foundations for human flourishing are. How does our view of the human person, theology, economics, and government affect our approach to material poverty? How should we vi...
Tags: Washington, Religion, David, Prague, Cbs, Jesus, Al Qaeda, Charles, University Of Southern California, Providence, Babylon, George Mason University, Georgetown University, BBC NPR, Grand Rapids Michigan, Michigan Civil Rights Commission

God Is Bigger Than Your Problems

The promises of God often lose their power in our lives because God himself has become small in our eyes. We may be able to recite God’s promises by the dozens. But in our hearts, God is no longer the King who conquers armies and cuts a valley in the sea. He is no longer the Shepherd who seeks his sheep and keeps them safe behind his staff. He is no longer the Lord who walks on waves and calls the dead back from the grave. Slowly, subtly, we have forgotten God’s power, God’s wisdom, God’s t...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, John, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, Samuel, Babylon, John the Baptist, Judean, Isaiah

Ancient Babylon In Iraq Restored

The ancient site of Babylon in Iraq has undergone a lot of damage in recent years but archeologists hope it will still get special status.
Tags: News, Iraq, Babylon

4 ways Protestants approach the government (video)

4 ways Protestants approach the government (video) Is participating in government a duty or a sin? When Christians have asked how they should engage the public square, Protestant leaders’ responses have run the gamut from complete separation (because “this world is not my home”) to the belief that government service is “the most sacred, and by far the most honorable, of all stations in mortal life.” How should Bible-believing Christians look at their compet...
Tags: England, Religion, Egypt, Netherlands, Oxford, Justin Welby, Christian, Luther, Christ, Calvin, Babylon, Martin Luther, Ben, Turnbull, Saxony, John Calvin

What do you know about Consumer startups in Israel?

What do you know about Israeli B2C startups? In this post I shine a spotlight on the consumer segment in Israel and explore the trends in consumer tech in Israel. Continue Reading → This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more!
Tags: Israel, Trends, B2C, Content, Esports, Wix, Online Publishing, Houzz, B2b2c, Babylon, Consumer, ICQ, Exits, Israeli startups, Consumer Internet, Orcam

Trump Administration Redoubles Its Efforts to Get Aid to Iraq's Assyrians

A procession of prayer and thanksgiving from the town of Baqofa to Batnaya to celebrate the reopening of the road there. The procession culminated in a special Mass and celebration at the ancient church of Mar Kyriakos in Batnaya celebrated by representatives of the Diocese of Al Qosh and the Chaldean Patriarchate of Babylon in Baghdad.
Tags: News, Iraq, Babylon, al Qosh, Trump Administration, Batnaya, Baqofa, Mar Kyriakos