RELIGION is all about

WEALTH & POWER & CONTROL

and thus far I’ve had no takers on that statement. None …

dodo

Your quote (BBC)—

Some two million Muslims from across the world have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Dressed in simple white clothes, the pilgrims started at sunset by circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site.

Iranians are once again participating this year after missing the last Hajj following a deadly stampede in 2015.

For Muslims, the Hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam. It is something that every sane adult Muslim must undertake at least once in their lives if they can afford it and are physically able.

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Saudi officials said at the time that almost 800 pilgrims were killed, but one unofficial tally put the death toll at more than 2,400.

Iran alone reported 464 deaths…

My point? Only the cynical observation that it is compulsory for every member of the ‘religion’ (read: system of absolute control that is Islam) to toddle off to the home of Islam and spend up large.

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(Mt Arafat? Don’t ask me … and Google doesn’t know either. Bugger …)

Nice little earner if you can get it …

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SOMEONE’S WEBBIE

photo gave me pause for

THOUGHT—

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—but we Conspiracy Nuts do that sometimes. Don’t mind us, we’re all bats (but a bit harmless).

It was a lovely shot of the GP of E at Giza. Not your usual sitting in the sun and surrounded by sand shot—

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—this other bugger has it up to its neck in water. Brrrr.

There’s several schools of thought involved here. One was a chap who claimed that the Great Pyramid was actually some kind of ram-pump. I enjoyed this notion …

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—but remain unconvinced. Another tells us the seas were four hundred feet lower when all the spare water was locked up in ice caps two miles thick over north America and Europe. For some reason they melted. (And our present ‘slight warming trend’ is unprecedented?*)

Several someone elses claim they’ve licked salt off of some of the interior walls of the GP. By now of course, you see where I’m going with this?

Oh. Yes. Without anyone having to divert seas or otherwise pump water to and through the GP of E—it could indeed be sea water that found its way in. Few things made of blocks of rocks will be all that waterproof, no?

So: let’s assume that the GP really is 223 feet above sea level, like wiki tells us—and that it really was 481 feet high—

—and that ice-ages locked up 400 feet’s worth of water—could there not have been hot-ages when the converse was true?

Would that have been enough to lap the seas around the GP of E if it were a bit older than given credit for? Could that be a semi-reasonable explanation for all those salty encrustations within (if true)?

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Okay. You’ve got this far, you’re good. Good enough to not forget that heavier-than-air flying was preposterously impossible once. And space travel of any kind likewise (‘cos in space there’s nothing for a rocket to push against); and the very smallest part that anything could be reduced to was the unsplitable atom …

BEING A ROMANTIC

I love the idea that the GP of E might be a bit older than it looks.

I still have no idea how ‘they’ built it but sadly am a bit agnostic where space aliens are concerned.

Dammit, I’ll have to stop looking at photos …

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* Man, is that ever a porkie! But it made some folks a few bucks …

 

HAVE YOU NEVER

OF COURSE YOU HAVE … pc

have wot? Oh, yes—seen photographs that on face value carry one message but on closer persus perussa  look make you think more deeper.

Like these from Pinterest. I hate/loathe/detest Pinterest ‘cos I slightly dislike their method—baited hooks indeed.

Fie on them!

Oops … rant finished, where were we? Oh yes—

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—a bit dated in appearance, but still also a bit amusing.

Obviously ‘trick’ photography in the apparent day, or tweaked Photoshoppery of our own day; or (horrors!) genuine. Brrr.

I READ SOMEWHERE

that one is no longer permitted to clamber all over the pyramids. It makes good sense—ever since that tourist fell off one that time and his life expectancy shrank from years to milliseconds on the way down.

IT IS

obviously too dangerous for the modern adventurer, hence the ban. Even for wimmin. Okay, girls can do anything—play golf too, it seems—now take a closer look at the right side image: very attractive smile, but did she really climb all the way to the top of the GP of E in that tight skirt?

Did she tuck it into her knickers, or take it off completely, replacing it for the photo once on the summit? Maidenly modesty is history?

Were they delivered by helicopter for a publicity shot? Did she carry her own sack of clubs up there, or did the Araby caddy guy carry them for her?*

Questions, questions, always blasted questions … being of waning interest I asked The Oracle (Google) and the first try brought forth into the world this—

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—and feeling the heat of a low doppler fox I tried again, scoring this—

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—at which point I decided I’d had enough of this silly game and will go back to researching the Serapeum (that isn’t a load of bull) …

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* Wow~! Four consecutive words ending with a ‘y’. Hah~!

 

ENOUGH ON THE DEATH

OF GOD~!dodo

Dammit, I’m more concerned about the death of the English language. You know, the staff of life of our communication.

BUT THEN

evolution exists and itself must evolve; and with it the tools of commerce. But do we have to accept degradation as progress? What say you, Snowflake? (Oops … them snowflakes is the last guys I should arks.)

I began to be interested in the topic after conversations with several Atheists who make the claim that Moses isn’t real …

Of course Moses ain’t real. If he ever were, he’d be awesomely deceased right now—not even a blob of goo, I imagine, after all these years.

when presented with contrary evidence, the atheist scholar indicates that they will only accept ‘unbiased’ work, which means they will only accept a historical thesis by a none Abrahamic believer …

Okaaaaaay … they indicates that they like some bits of words to agrees with other bits, yer no? fair enough to, that’s the weigh it’s going—but surely that ‘none’ is one e too far?

And Ol’ Philip Augustine is going for a doctorate? Wow …

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Why not—even doctors need know their subject, which he probably does; and writing is merely a means of display (of communication too, once …).

It’s natural that the secular scholar will not actively search for a result that contradicts their beliefs, but expects scholars of faith to do so.

Oops. I must be the exemption that proves the rule*. But this modern disregard of grammatical number greats my sensitivit  sensibili  feelings. It triggers the troll in me.

Where’s the evidence? Now, this isn’t a philosophical discussion that relies on the metaphysical like the discussion whether there is a supreme being or not. The thesis being discussed is whether Moses was a living breathing actor…

Bugger. The Spouse just called through, are we going to town or not? So sadly ol’ Phil is off the hook. I’ll go to town with the missus and shan’t address the collapse of midden edjucation no more, my hart is two full.

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* See? I can do it too … but I do it knowingly. (Not that I’d call anyone working for a doctorate unknowing. Tut!)

 

 

Oh … wow …

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blitzing something else, this webbie came up and I hit on it—

—and at first thought quite simply that it would be worth changing my nationality just so I could vote for this guy (if ever he had the lobotomy and morals-extraction that would qualify him to run for pubic office). Whoever he is …

And now, back to my searching ‘ancient civilisations’.  Don’t wait up …

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“Mr Argus! Sir!”

Oh no “Yes, Little Virginia?”

“Sir—a typo? Don’t you mean ‘public’?”

“No, Cutie … I mean entirely what it alludes, as is. Stet.”

 

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AS YOUR BASIC

Trollerconspiracy theorist trolling

NUTCASE

I read and watch a lot of good stuff. And a lot of shady stuff, a lot of shonky stuff and/or a load of utter rubbish. It’s all grist to the mill, shoes to the last, par for the course, wotever; and some of it even holds my attention despite the occasional wide-eyed over-indulgent enthusiasm of the guy presenting—

for example:  CLICK HERE

—but I do love anything that triggers the old  ‘wotif?’ instincts (and for that matter, triggers the ‘so bloody what’ response).

Apply them as tools to this guy’s vid: so bloody what if he’s missing a few marbles*? Even more worse—if he’s spouting the truth? (So what if he is, hmmm? Like the traditional lotto winner you won’t let it change your life…)

And: ‘wotif’ … wotif it’s all true?

dodo

Don’t ask.

Don’t ponder. Don’t consider. Just keep plodding patiently along, after all—

—no bugger would ever tell you porkies. God is in Her heaven and all is well with the universe—

pffffft

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* Is he? I don’t think so. Enthusiastic yes, loopy, no.

HONOURS

pcthis in this morning—

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—make of it what we will. I’ve often pondered the motivations of folks who wear medals, decorations, and such to which they are neither entitled nor have even the remotest claim.

dodoBUT I DON”T 

let it worry me. They deserve themselves.

And unless someone is a wee bit addled in the morality department the mere act thereof can only lower a deluded self esteem even further. Sooner or later (with just the one sole exception I can think of) every man has to look in a mirror*.

MEDALS

are becoming meaningless anyway.

The latest I heard was that in New Zealand everyone who joins up will get a medal for ‘being in the armed services’. How true that is I neither know nor care, but for folks who did real service I think it cheapens something.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG

we understood the word ‘veteran’ to apply to guys who’d done active service overseas. Today it is applied to every berk who even licked a postage stamp with a picture of a soldier on it … how long before Victoria Crosses come with the morning Wheaties? Or Purple hearts for skinning a toe in the act of trying on that first army boot?

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Two Purple Hearts, Snowflake! One for each foot! Now don’t drop this thing again~!

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They also serve … … who never wear a medal

 

Snowflake

“Storeman~”

“Sir?”

“How’s the kit issuing for the latest recruits coming along?”

“Fine, Sir. Although we now give ’em two kit-bags—”

“Two?”

“One for their kit, Sir. And now one for the medals~”

“Oink?”

“~and we hafta lay on a truck for their medals bags …”

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* Moi self. I know what I look like—and I shave in the shower. (No need for no blasted mirrors, dammit, I know where my face is …)