Earlier this year, Queen Elizabeth II of Australia and the other 15 Commonwealth realms reached 68 years on the throne, making her the longest-reigning and longest-lived monarch in our (and the other Commonwealth realms') history, as well as the oldest living current or former monarch, oldest current world leader, and longest-serving current leader. [Edit 7 … Continue reading History’s Longest-Reigning Monarchs
I've previously discussed cryptids such as Bigfoot, living Dinosaurs, etc, etc. Now, I'm talking about the Goatman, a part-human, part-goat creature reported by many - known in old folklore as fauns or satyrs. (Satyrs were technically part horse, but the term seems to have become synonymous with the goatish fauns.) From Before It's News: The … Continue reading The Goat Man
On Sunday I announced a Reader Request - ask me any question, and I'll try to answer it. Well, time's up! You've asked the questions; here are my answers. (I WAS going to make this a video post, but I've been feeling ill recently, and don't feel up to a video.) LYDIA POTTER'S QUESTIONS Do … Continue reading Reader Request Friday June 5th
Welcome to the 33rd edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts! Last fortnight, I reviewed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018). This fortnight, I’m reviewing:
- Stranger Things (2016-present), overall rated MA15+ for strong blood and gore, strong horror themes, supernatural themes, horror violence
(Note that Season 1 is rated M for supernatural themes and violence, Season 2 is rated M for coarse language, violence, supernatural themes, and Season 3 is rated MA15+ for strong blood and gore, strong horror themes, horror violence.)
Those are of course the Australian ratings; I’m not sure what the US ratings are.
As usual, I’ll give the trailers and clips at the end. And as usual, I offer the following disclaimer, JUST to be safe:
WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED AT OWN RISK.
The Netflix Original series by the Duffer Brothers became…
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Here, at long last, is the article I promised you in The Forgotten Jews almost 3 months ago.
The Ashkenazis, otherwise known as the Ashkenazim, make up the vast majority of world Jewry. They come from Eastern Europe, particularly (but not exclusively) Germany. The second-largest group is the Sephardim, who come from Spain, followed by the Mizrahim, who stayed in the Middle East.
However, there is a theory – founded in the 1800s, and holding some small degree of popularity today – that the Ashkenazim are not Jews; but rather, Gentile descendants of the Khazars. The Khazars were a Turkish people whose empire, known as Khazaria, lasted from about 650 AD to 969 AD.
Is this claim true, or false?
This argument is used fairly frequently for arguing a Khazarian (or at least Gentile) origin for the Ashkenazim. It derives from the following passage:
The sons of Japheth
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