If you get bored at all, skip to 1:10 for the fireworks. And from now on I’d like to get all my news in The Simsesque animation with Taiwanese subtitles.
My polling place was packed. Which was surprising considering that it’s a special election and the weather is miserable.
I don’t think I’ll bother watching the results come in. A certain St. Vincent resident got me hooked on Dexter and I’m settling in to watch a couple episodes of that before crashing.
How are the rest of you Cynics tonight?
(via Atheist Media Blog)
Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.
The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.
U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious “Crusade” in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents.
One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
(via Joe My God)