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Sinuous - An HTML5 canvas game. Avoid the red dots! Les Samourais (arte) There Were Giants Upon the Earth. The following is excerpted from There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA, available from Bear and Company. If you would like to learn more about this book or buy a copy, please do so here.

Introduction And It Came to Pass And it came to pass, When men began to multiply on the face of the Earth and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants upon the Earth in those days and also thereafter too, When the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men and they bare children to them- the same Mighty Men of old, Men of Renown. The reader, if familiar with the King James English version of the Bible, will recognize these verses in chapter 6 of Genesis as the preamble to the story of the Deluge, the Great Flood in which Noah, huddled in an ark, was saved to repopulate the Earth. The schoolboy was I. Sumer: Where Civilization Began. The Stairway to Heaven. REDTACTON.

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The Designer Pad - Green Jewels. Terrariums often allow the most novice of gardener to show off a green thumb, especially those who love greenery in their pads but lack the time or space for a full-grown garden. There is a wide variety of terrariums in the market, but to find one that will go with a more contemporary decor is not an easy task. These slick miniature greenhouses, by Score + Solder, are beautifully designed to allow you to showcase your plants like little jewels. “A traveling gypsy, Matthew Cleland makes his beautiful pieces by hand, skills passed down through ten generations and continued by this magician. With a flask in one hand and a soldering iron in the other, he brings you one-of-a-kind pieces of art”. Spotted in The Cool Hunter.

Santorum says Obama agenda not based on Bible. Vidéo-clip Souleymane Diamanka L'Art Ignare - SOULEYMANE DIAMANKA. Santorum: Birth control ‘harmful to women’ - Right Turn. Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/15/2012 Feb 15, 2012 05:00 PM EST TheWashingtonPost Yesterday I speculated on some of the reasons Rick Santorum has problems with women voters. This interview from 2006 sure isn’t going to help. For starters, does he realize that married women (men too!) Use birth control? The impression that Santorum finds the prevalent practice of birth control “harmful to women” is, frankly, mind-numbing.

Now, he qualifies his religious views by saying he doesn’t vote against contraception “because it’s not the taking of a human life” (in other contexts he has emphasized that as a legal matter he has no problem with contraception). In any event, this sort of thing undermines Santorum’s electability argument. More from PostOpinions: Michael Gerson: Obama’s epic birth-control blunder Charles Krauthammer: The gospel according to Obama Rachel Maddow: The GOP war on birth control The Post’s View: Mr. Kathleen Parker: Obama runs over religious freedom. Vertical Garden.

Aquaponics. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). The wastes from the fish are broken down by bacteria living in the growing medium, and converted into a form that can be used by the plants. Integrated Vertical Tube System Here's a drawing and a photo of the integrated vertical tube aquaponics system we built. The photo shows the tubes in the planting/harvesting position; normally they are rotated 180 degrees so that the openings face the window.

I made the drawing using Google SketchUp, a great free 3-D drawing program. If you have SketchUp and want my drawing file you can download it by clicking here. To make the grow tubes, I cut slots across with a hack saw and then heated the plastic with a heat gun to soften it. The PVC caps on the bottom of the tubes have slots cut around the edges with a table saw, so that any water that might drip out around the plants can just run down the outside of the tube and through the slots. Understanding Heidegger's The Question Concerning Technology. Introduction It has always been my conviction that the basic insights of the great philosophers can be rendered in pleasing, non-technical prose for everyone to understand.

The great ideas arise as a result of experienced reality, a reality shared by everyone. When one strips away the technical language--important in some contexts, but not in others--one is left with that way of seeing and understanding a lived reality that is within the reach of any moderately intelligent mind. In this way I am trying to render Heidegger's The Question Concerning Technology, a nearly-impenetrable text to the uninitiated. Leaving the various historical influences on Heidegger aside--Kant, Hegel, Brentano, Husserl--I shall be focusing entirely on what the core insight of Heidegger's essay is, an insight which is beautiful and thoroughly comprehensible by the intelligent reader. Revealing At the heart of Heidegger's insight is that what constitutes truth has been limited in the history of the Western world. Your Brain in Love: Scientific American.

Men and women can now thank a dozen brain regions for their romantic fervor. Researchers have revealed the fonts of desire by comparing functional MRI studies of people who indicated they were experiencing passionate love, maternal love or unconditional love. Together, the regions release neuro­transmitters and other chemicals in the brain and blood that prompt greater euphoric sensations such as attraction and pleasure. Conversely, psychiatrists might someday help individuals who become dan­gerously depressed after a heartbreak by adjusting those chemicals.

Passion also heightens several cognitive functions, as the brain regions and chemicals surge. “It’s all about how that network interacts,” says Stephanie Ortigue, an assistant professor of psychology at Syracuse University, who led the study. The cognitive functions, in turn, “are triggers that fully activate the love network.” Tell that to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.

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