January 2009

Deliver pizzas, wife tells laid-off hubby – CNN.com
So, the story is the dad has to take a job delivering pizza to make ends meet.
So what? This family has a FIVE bedroom three bath house and they’re paying $440/month.
It is hard to have sympathy for this family since they own a house. I think that if I had a house with such a low mortgage I would not have to worry about taking a lower paying job. Even delivering pizza, they can afford to keep the house.
We should all be so cursed!
How does this even compare with a dad in South America, Africa, the Middle East or China who has to support his family on $10.00/day or less?
I wanted to share this story because it clearly illustrates how selfish Americans have become. This story is presented as representative of the economic troubles for American families. If this is the best example we can find of financial hardship we have no business complaining.
Here is a picture from the story:

I’m sorry, they don’t look like they are starving. In fact, all but one of them could stand to go on a diet.


Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean – A7 Exclusive Features – Israel News – Israel National News

Apparently, there is a book titled Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom–and Revenge which details how many of the Pirates of the Caribbean were actually Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition.  Of course, this makes perfect sense, since the Pirates were funded by enemies of Spain it only makes sense that Jews would be among those supporters.

This book does not provide proof that Christopher Colombus was Jewish, it seems clear that he was at least sympathetic to the Jewish plight of religious freedom.

This is too cool to not share with everyone I can.

Does DNA Have Telepathic Properties?-A Galaxy Insight
No one knows how individual DNA strands could possibly be communicating in this way, yet somehow they do.

It is exactly these kinds of findings that reinforce how little we know about life and the universe.  This one discovery is already spawning a whole swarm of new questions that will occupy future generations in a search for answers. The most obvious include, how do the DNA strands recognize each other across these distances; why do they pair up with similar strands more often; is there a purpose to seemingly mismatched strands to pair up?  Those are only a few questions off the top of my head but the implications of this finding are astounding.