Zana the Ape-Woman

In the 1800s, a wild, hairy, apelike woman was captured in the Caucasus in Abkhazia in Russia.  She was eventually partially tamed, and had several children with some of the local villagers, and has descendants today.  But, what the hell was she?  Here's an interesting article from the Daily Mail: Was 19th Century apewoman a … Continue reading Zana the Ape-Woman

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Almighty Parenting!

Bitchin’ in the Kitchen

I had an interesting conversation this week. About God.

Not something I talk about a lot. Religion – or belief, is one of ‘those subjects’. You know. The ones thar get people well and truly aerated.

This conversation was along the lines of ‘if there’s a God, why does bad stuff happen’. I had a (rare!) moment of clarity and this was what I came up with.

Parenting. You want the best for your kids but they go their own way regardless.

They can bring the greatest joy you’ve ever known and in the next minute, break your heart but you have to let them make their own decisions. Triumphs and disasters because that’s how they learn – or not as the case may be.

It’s bloody hard to sit back and watch your kids hurt themselves and self destruct. It’s soul destroying to see them hurt others.

You only…

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A Good Day to Die Hard

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 9th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts.  Last fortnight I reviewed Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Die Hard 4.0 (2007).  This fortnight I’m reviewing:

  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), rated M for action violence and coarse language

That of course is the Australian rating; in the United States, it’s rated R for violence and language.

As usual, I will include the trailer and a clip at the end.  And as usual, the disclaimer applies:

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.  PROCEED AT OWN RISK.

A Good Day to Die Hard

John Moore’s contribution to the Die Hard franchise – the 5th and currently latest in the series – is THE favourite for condemnation, being generally reviled.  In my opinion, however, it doesn’t deserve it.

The film begins with the pending rigged trial of Russian whistleblower Yuri Komarov (Sebastian Koch), imprisoned by corrupt political rival…

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Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 2

J-M's History Corner

As my readers will by now know, I have embarked on a project to translate the entire Bible into English, a project I am calling the Restored English Translation (RET).  I have previously posted Genesis 1 of this translation; today is Genesis 2.

I will, in this translation, restore our Creator Yehovah’s original Name, as well as, where it appears, His title Elohim (commonly translated as God).  I also restore other Hebrew names .  I also restore the Aleph Tav

את

which is the revelation of Yehoshua ha’Mashiach (Jesus the Christ/Messiah) throughout the Tanakh (Old Testament), as well as in the Hebrew Brit Chadashah (New Testament).

As explained in my previous post Biblical Genders, in the first two chapters of Genesis until the creation of Eve, Adam was a hermaphrodite (whose female portion – not rib – was removed to make Eve), for whom “he” is an incorrect pronoun…

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Refuting Holocaust Deniers

The Holocaust was one of the largest mass murders in history.  Between 1941 and 1945, Germany's Nazi regime rounded up Jews and other "undesirables" into concentration camps, where 17 million people (6 million Jews - i.e. two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population - and 11 million non-Jews) were murdered.  It's one of the most well-documented genocides … Continue reading Refuting Holocaust Deniers