Spiritual Saviors? But there is nothing to Save!

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One day I happened to meet a rather self righteous-posing as a do-gooder missionary.  He had a script firmly implanted in his mind and went through the usual narrative of how I was a sinner - rather we all are - and then how Jesus could be my savior.  His small talk and then this rather despondent news of me being a sinner, without him knowing anything about me, left me really irritated.  So I took him head on. "So, who did you say is my savior, Sir?" "Jesus". "Oh, the dude who was … [Read more...]

Hookah vs Cigarettes: Studies show Hookah is better and College women are doing more Hookah in US

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As if slowing the run into things like cancer is something to rejoice.  But then we have a world where such research studies are still done and lapped up by people who would rather place their health and life in someone else's hands.  Apparently, a study has found that Hookah - yes those smoking pipes in the "Hookah Bars" - are better than cigarettes. Smoking a "hookah" may be less harmful than a cigarette as it contains lower levels of four toxic metals, claims a new international study … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia to Abolish Beheading; will hire “Firing Squads” to shoot people to death instead

Saudi Arabia is modernizing.  Actually, it has been forced to, because there is a huge shortage of the required skill set.  Beheading.  You see, they don't have enough swordsmen in their kingdom.  Or those that are there arrive late to the venues, which gives more life to the person to be beheaded than would be warranted. So, keeping with the times, they are abolishing the Beheadings totally. Now, they would instead have Firing Squads and shoot the people to death instead.  A joint Saudi … [Read more...]

US student designs a Drone-Proof City

A law student Asher Kohn, 25 has come up with a futuristic design for a city to counter and foil drone attacks.  It uses the sci-fi type of design on Middle Eastern architecture.  It uses a number of ways to confuse the drone sensors and conceal the inhabitants. He is calling it the "Shura City" - after the group / clan in Islamic countries. Architecture against drones is not just a science-fiction scenario but a contemporary imperative. 'Such creations are not needed for the John Connors but … [Read more...]

Now even the Dead Can’t Keep Away from Facebook!!

In the past few years, I have seen and read about a lot of crazy shit happening on Facebook.  From stalkers to crazy people to love affairs to divorces.  But nothing could have prepared me for this bizarre-ness. It seems some dead people have started hitting like buttons on Facebook for things that they never cared when alive. Last month, while wasting a few moments on Facebook, my pal Brendan O’Malley was surprised to see that his old friend Alex Gomez had “liked” Discover. This was … [Read more...]


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