Actually – the original story includes accounts of “extra-dimensional beings” (fallen angels) spawning “giants” (demi-gods? – think Goliath, or Hercules – maybe he is not just a myth after all!) with human women and the possibility of experiments with DNA and gene splicing experiments in an attempt to corrupt all living things on Earth.
Geee! With a little CGI artistry, even a 15 year old would love an actual account of this story. It’s the stuff of today’s science fiction and fantasy stories!
February 26, 2014 at 7:30pm
How many of us vets can truthfully say that we weren’t guilty of having one more cup of coffee on the mess decks just to avoid being outside for morning “colors”. … and joke about it with all the other guys standing around drinking one more cup of coffee?
In a world built on conscription it’s the little moments of harmless disobedience that one manages to maintain their individuality. I suspect that this is one of those moments for Private 1 Sheffey, rather than blatant disrespect for the country for which she serves.
The difference here is the “tweet” thing. I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I think it was a pretty numb-nut thing to do and not expect to get caught and disciplined over it! It’s one thing to avoid some of the military traditions once in a while – it’s another thing entirely to make a bragging, public display of it!
Her C.O. will probably issue some sort of 2 week punishment to appease the public and then every one present will have a good laugh about it after she leaves the room because they all have done it themselves.
I had the same thought. I know Marines would dodge colors, but no one ever acted proud about it and it was certainly nothing to brag about. I think she should do some extra duty - maybe a month of doing colors would get her mind right. Probably not, but it sure as heck isn't something she should be kicked out over.
February 7, 2014 at 1:56pm
@MuddPuddle – Jesus Christ’s judgment will be on us as individuals, and for each of us it only comes once. If you understand Revelations then you know that some will be present for the first judgement and others are destined for the second judgement, but for all, there is only one judgement.
However, God still makes decisions on society(s) in general. Mostly, a society can choose to lose sight of God and suffer the consequences of that decision. The Wrath of God will be experienced here on Earth for all nations and societies that have chosen this road, but not yet! In some cases, if a society decides to go in a direction away from God, that society has also chosen to come out from under the providence and protection of God. In some cases, even in these times, the Bible says that God will give these belligerent societies over to “stern rulers”. Those people will be at the mercy of those rulers and not God’s protection – so God can actually take action against a government and it’s people!
December 27, 2013 at 12:03pm
… well Titanic aside, Boston Whalers are indeed unsinkable. They (and several other production fiberglass boats) are made with urethane foam core, meaning that every cubic inch of space between the outer and inner surface of the boat is filled with extremely buoyant foam. The most amazing demonstration I’ve ever seen of this construction system was 3 guys standing in a Scout 22 “Run-about” and while it was in the water, they took a chainsaw to it and cut into 3 pieces that each man continued to stay afloat. It’s like a surf board – no matter how many pieces you cut it into, each piece still floats.
As far as swimming with certain fish – ANY fish that has actual teeth and swim in schools (Blue fish and Mackerel come to mind) will bight ANYTHING if they are feeding! A school of feeding Blue fish can strip a pig to it’s bones in a few minutes and they don’t care if it’s dead or alive and Blue fish are know to school just beyond the breaker line at the beach … so …
December 26, 2013 at 2:32pm
This is typical of a LOT of young today, including Mr. Darcy (if he truly thinks this “only works on a smart phone”) that they don’t understand that about 98% of what they think is brand new, and that it’s their generation that’s responsible for the creation of everything they see, use, and do is simply a rehashing of things their great grandparents came up with.
This is not some amazing product of new technology, it’s an old trick. If this image is printed out on a piece of paper and viewed from an extreme angle from the bottom it says WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS. It’s an example of extreme vertical distortion of text. I used to draw these by hand when I was in the 7th grade and board to tears with what ever the teacher was going on about in class.
The 18 month doubling of knowledge and technology may be true, but it is used by many manufactures to sell their new products. It used to be called “Planned Obsolescence” and has been used by auto manufactures for the last century! Enjoy your latest and greatest “Smart Phone” Your blind exuberance for all things “new” comes with a price!
December 19, 2013 at 10:40am
This sarcastic comment by Putin was aimed at the compliant American people. If you read commentary from around the world you read that many people of other countries are completely baffled that the American people allow this man to continue to do what he is doing – that we haven’t run him out of Washington with pitch forks and torches!
December 19, 2013 at 10:25am
There are a few other indications – just before he walks off he points to the screen of the machine and then an accusing finger at her. She turns the card in her hand, looking at it as though puzzled. It’s possible money was spent to bottom out the card and now they can’t even pay to park in the garage.
If you have ever been in a relationship I’m sure you can totally empathize with either side of this couple’s (possible) problem.
December 19, 2013 at 10:10am
… a very distinct possibility.
Without any pre-suppositions watch the video again and notice the details. The woman’s stance and posture indicates guilt and submission and she never moves from this stance the entire time. The guy is angry at HER – not the machine, but at least clearheaded enough not to hit the girl. Beside being angry he is also clearly, emotionally distraught. His head butt was not to damage the machine but to damage himself. When he walks off he hangs his head and shuffles his feet – he feels defeated. She stands for a moment in guilt and remorse, seems to want to follow him but decides not to (probably a good idea for the time being).
I really don’t see any reason to demonize anyone here. This seems like a common occurrence in a lot of relationships today, these two just happen to do it in public!
December 19, 2013 at 9:34am
… because christmas (lowercase intended) is about “giving” (buying). It’s about decorating trees in the front yard with 1000 watts of twinkling lights and plastic snow families singing Frosty the Snowman all night long because someone forgot to turn off the display before they went to bed. It’s about “holiday cheer” and another excuse to consume far too much alcohol. It’s about the desire to be remembered as the most memorable gift giver at dinner time on Dec 25th. It’s about retail business finally making up for the losses they experienced throughout the year. For many, the holiday ceased being Christ-mass and became Xmas over the last few decades.
Once upon a time Christians worshiped in secret – hiding in the catacombs beneath Rome in order to try and not be used as lion-lunch. We are on the doorstep of similar times … and some places in the world have already crossed the threshold!
December 19, 2013 at 9:04am
… the grandson of my uncle’s brother’s father, is married to my neighbor’s gardener who knows his neighbor that has a brother that makes several dollars growing green beans in his kitchen window!
No … it WILL end, but not before it get’s worse; much worse! And even when it SEEMS to have ended the “final peace” will be broken. Only then will all the religious strife and bickering finally actually end. Just remember that the first “peace” is an illusion, a deception! Those who know what I’m talking about are not surprised by any of this and look forward to when it finally does end! Hopefully it will be soon!
Exactly...there is no peace until the Prince of Peace sets foot on the Mount of Olives...and we look to That Day with great joy! As you pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, you pray for His Glorious Return!!
December 15, 2013 at 3:06pm
For anyone pointing their fingers at California and saying “… see?”, this happens to be a problem all across the US. It has been a problem since the ’50s and ramped up in the ’60s. The term “Narc” describing the under cover narcotics cops placed in the high schools was coined by ’60s kids. In my day the problem in most schools was mainly pot and LSD (’60s), but today’s kids play with far more dangerous drugs, and the ones supplying those drugs SHOULD be stopped!
If fewer kids spent their learning years in a drug induced stupor for the last 50 years, we might have the collective good judgement to elect better people into office that know how to run a country.
Anyone not in support of this action by the California Narcotics Division, YOU are part of this nation’s problem!
December 15, 2013 at 2:42pm
Maybe not a bad idea since China is going to have the deed to most of the U.S. soon enough.
December 15, 2013 at 2:32pm
I keep clicking on the main page headlines HOPING to read a decent article and keep getting disappointed! … and weekends seems to be worse than weekdays. The top four stories at mid day today (Sunday) are several re-posting of useless YouTube videos, a re-posting of a Saturday Night Live skit, a re-posting of a Fox News story with the attempted comment by The Blaze “reporter” that makes very little sense.
At LEAST there is an attempt here by Dave Urbanski to write an accompanying article. The fact that this entire story is just stupid people (Megyn Kelly can be a nit-wit sometimes, too) saying stupid things means this would have been relegated to section H of the Sunday (pulp) paper as ?human interest? that get’s used mostly as fire starter and bird cage liner. Too bad this article is electronic because you can’t even use it to absorb Tweety’s poop!
December 15, 2013 at 1:57pm
I’m really not a grumpy ol’ man … but I’m going to quit coming to The Blaze on weekends. Re-posting of YouTube videos, re-posting of other news agencies articles and “articles” that seem to be written by 5th graders – and a “D -” example at that!
Can I get a side of hash with my BamaCare ???
Denny's Special........GOOD GRIEF !!!!!
December 15, 2013 at 7:53am
Occasionally, I find myself unable to sleep, have no immediate CG art projects to work on, and sitting in front of my computer (waiting for inspiration?) Sometimes this can lead to a journey into browsing the endless string of frivolous videos posted on YouTube. Without fail, these excursions will lead to UFO videos, “truther” conspiracies videos, cute cat videos, or these types of “fail” compilations. After a few hours of viewing way too many 9 minute “fail” videos you realize that they all consist of the same two dozen or so clips that have simply been re-mixed over and over for the last several years.
Now my question to Liz Klimas is; did they teach you in college that’s it good reporting to simply re-post these idiot videos on YouTube, or were you just totally board with your job as a reporter / writer on a Friday afternoon, and spent way too much time browsing the right side of the YouTube screen (“related videos”) until you suddenly realized by 3:00 PM you had completely wasted your employer’s time and had nothing of value or interest to contribute. At least you could have made this a commentary on the “Problems Of Poor Judgement In The Workplace” or “Why Do We Get A Kick Out Of People Making Complete Fools Of Themselves.”
I can save you even more time and effort doing your job – just type “Here. Watch this video” and post the link. You don’t even have to bother with the code to embed the videos and images on this page!
December 11, 2013 at 5:25am
Come on y’all. Why does every story on The Blaze require a negative, sarcastic and cutting remark. If you would not reach out to a person in a dire situation and try to put a smile on their face – regardless of politics, then I think you are missing the foundation ideal of being a conservative. The only way a society with minimal government works is if the people of that society care for each other individually. It requires Caring For Your Fellow Man!
That’a all this group of people are doing for people in need!
December 9, 2013 at 3:50pm
Here’s a VERY simple exercise that some computer gamers already know and is used in some universities to teach basic government economics; Get a copy of Sim City, build up a thriving city based on a healthy industrial productivity with a marginal 2% tax. It keeps all the Sims employed, and with a moderate tax on the population (not the industries or commercial business) the city can provide the government programs designed to improve their lives such as mass transit, airports, city maintenance, parks and recreations, law enforcement and fire protection, education, etc.
Now raise taxes and impose restrictions on the industries and businesses. The industries and commercial businesses begin to disappear, unemployment begins to run rampant, the city begins to loose it’s tax base, city services can no longer be funded, causing a lack of road repair, failing city transit and services, disrepair of parks, and an intolerable increase of social unrest and crime, causing the dwindling, remaining employed to leave town for a better life in another city, causing remaining productivity to decrease even more. The only recourse for the city to try to maintain the services the population wants is to raise taxes on industry again. This condition in the game is a vicious circle and the quickest way to lose the game.
Capitalism; allowing industry to operate with minimal tax and only necessary environmental restrictions wins the game of Sim City. It also wins the game of real life.
How come Germany expands while they have high taxes and high wages for their workers? Because they don't export industry like the US.
You can make the game do whatever you like. Just like they can make models that show global warming. Garbage in - garbage out.
Capt. That's correct unfettered capitalism is our out in this situation, look no further than the roaring 20's, no regulations to speak of and low taxes created an economic powerhouse.
December 9, 2013 at 3:00pm
It doesn’t matter if you know who Rick is – the point is that the God of the Bible does not change His views according to the changing views of man and his society. If God called homosexuality an abomination 6000 years ago, He calls it that today. If a Christian person wishes to accept that lifestyle in their life they must decide to be disobedient to the God they claim to worship or decide that God is irrelevant or a fairy tale.
The problem comes from the fact that Christians understand that God has, in the past, destroyed entire societies over this particular sin. Not just the sin itself but that the society has accepted it as a normal and acceptable life style. To say that this hasn’t happened in over 4000 years just isn’t true – Imperial Rome burned to the ground at a time when homosexuality, bestiality and pedophilia was running rampant in that society. The story of Caligula wasn’t just a Hollywood fiction!
I don't understand why people are so upset and bewildered by a Christian adhering to the Word of God. Isn't that what they are supposed to do? If they don't then that makes them a hypocrite and false. Same goes for Muslims. Why is it a shock when they adhere to the Koran? Is it a shocking thing for a wife to be faithful to her husband or a husband to his wife? Is it a shocking thing for a watch maker to make watches? Why is it a shocking thing for a Christian to be loyal and cleave to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
December 9, 2013 at 2:04pm
I can’t say with authority about the air transport industry but I’m pretty sure it works the same as the maritime transport industry and regulations. Ultimately the captain of the craft is personally responsible for EVERYTHING that happens while the craft is under his command. In the case of a small personnel transport vessel (a common form of transportation down here in the Gulf oil fields) the captain SHOULD do a final walk through inspection for this very reason before shutting down for the night. A lucky captain is one who has a diligent and trust worthy crew that can be assigned to help him with his responsibilities. Even then, people are fallible! (not an excuse – just an explanation)