Megalopolis

by Bryan

The world’s largest megalopolis is currently the Taiheiyō Belt (the Pacific or Honshu megalopolis). It is located on the southeastern Japanese island of Honshu. Part of the archipelago that forms the country of Japan. Its population as of 2005 is 103 million people living in an area of 88,996 sq miles (230,500 km²) which is […]

Thus sayeth dick_jones

by Bryan

Old Testament (The Hebrew Scriptures, or Tanach): EL:  God (“mighty, strong, prominent”) used 250 times in the OT See Gen. 7:1, 28:3, 35:11; Nu. 23:22; Josh. 3:10; 2 Sam. 22:31, 32; Neh. 1:5, 9:32; Isa. 9:6; Ezek. 10:5. El is linguistically equivalent to the Moslem “Allah,” but the attributes of Allah in Islam are entirely […]

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

by Bryan

From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all Tuesday April 24, 2007The Guardian Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the […]

Nacogdoches, TX, Natchitoches, LA and the Caddo

by Bryan

The oral traditions of the Caddo suggest that they developed their culture in Arkansas and spread out to the south and west from there. Between 500 and 800 AD the Caddo emerged as a distinct and separate nation. The Caddo tribes were divided into three confederacies, which were linked by a common language; the Hasinai, […]

Joke

by Bryan

A well dressed business man was walking down the street when a little kid covered in soot said to him respectfully, “Sir, can you tell me the time?” The portly man stopped, carefully unbuttoned his coat and jacket, removed a large watch from a vest pocket, looked at it and said, “It is a quarter […]