Jim West on Simcha’s New Docu-sational TV Broadcast

Jim West is on the ball again:

Good heavens the time for talking and planning and thinking about a response surely must be over by now and actions put in place to debunk the bunk or the bunk peddlers will win and the public will be as ignorant about the bible and archaeology as they are about other meaningful things.

via Simcha’s At it Again: Meanwhile Actual Scholars Slumber.

Quote of the Day: On Commenters Hiding Behind Anonymity

James McGrath writes:

There are some that it is even less advisable to listen to, since their qualifications are never clear, if they have any. I’m referring, of course, to anonymous commenters.

It has always amazed me that people with the most hateful, disrespectful, ignorant things to say–all the while whining about freedom of information–are the ones most scared to be discovered and those who most champion the value of privacy (like the individual on James’ blog).   The irony.  This is why I have a comment policy.

I once again defer to Jim West’s words on the subject:

“Deception, fraud, misrepresentation, criminal behavior, sock puppetery, geoff hudson, heck you name it and anonymity is a literal pandoras box of stupidity and wickedness.”

Officials: Fish Suffocate in Marina

So I guess it isn’t the end of the world after all…

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — Millions of fish were found dead in a Redondo Beach marina early Tuesday morning. Authorities say tests show the fish suffocated.

Boaters woke up to find the small, silvery fish floating around their vessels at King Harbor Marina.

“We believe the sardines were chased in, probably by some other type of predator fish,” said Sgt. Phil Keenan of the Redondo Beach Police Department.

Authorities also tested the water for oil and other contaminants.

“There are no signs of oils or chemicals or anything else in the water that shouldn’t be,” said Andrew Hughan of the state Department of Fish and Game.

Millions were seen dead in the harbor, but millions were still alive and being fed on by sea lions and birds.

“The water content is good,” Keenan said. “There are other fish still living. It’s just the sardines that died off.”

Officials initially said a red tide may have been the cause of the oxygen deprivation, but Keenan said that was not the issue. Red tide is a naturally occurring bloom of toxic algae that can poison fish or starve them of oxygen, according to Staci Gabrielli, a marine coordinator for King Harbor Marina.

“What we’re operating under is that there were so many sardines, and sardines consume a lot of oxygen, and there was not enough oxygen in the confined area that they were, so they died of oxygen deprivation,” Keenan said. “It’s like putting too many fish in a small aquarium.”

It was reported that there were millions of dead fish so thick in the marina that in some places, many of the 1,400 boats could not get out of the harbor.

“I’ve lived in Hermosa Beach since 1963 and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Bill Lyle, who was surprised to see the massive amounts of belly-up fish.

Crews say they will take the dead fish to a landfill. They had thought about putting the dead fish out in the sea, but officials said it would be impossible to accomplish.

The clean up was expected to take days.

via Fish suffocate, die in Redondo Beach marina | abc7.com.

Word of the Year: Facepsalm!

James McGrath offers this nice new definition for us:

Hemant Mehta shared a new word, but I would like to tweak the definition slightly for use in the biblioblogosphere.

FACEPSALM: v. The act of facepalming as a result of the use or misuse of Scripture.

When you encounter eisegesis, dilettantism, or anything else that makes you facepalm, now you can do something even more appropriate: you can facepsalm.

via Exploring Our Matrix.


Christians and Muslims in Egypt…

Jim West said it right:

Protesting violence with violence makes as much sense as protesting abortion by killing abortion doctors.  It’s madness all around.  Evidently there’s a secret desire among many for a return to the 12th century.

Christians and Muslims in Egypt….

What happened to the solidarity witnessed during the uprising a month ago?  Where is this?

Apparently Muslims and Christians in Egypt can only be united by one thing: violence.  What a shame; they have so much to offer each other.

In other news, America is still Islamophobic and is reacting to these crises with considerable ignorance

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