Ancient of days

“A volcano avalanche in Sicily 8,000 years ago triggered a devastating tsunami taller than a 10-story building that spread across the entire Mediterranean Sea, slamming into the shores of three continents in only a few hours” [via]

More on the 70,000 year old rituals at a stone snake carved in Africa … [via]

“a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged” [via] So, conservativism is a response to untreated trauma? [see also] Ah, the Reagan administration’s cunning plan comes to fruition!

So, really, who will watch the watchmen? “But the report, released this week, also highlights a litany of staff misconduct: immigration officials demanding sex in exchange for visas, airport screeners stealing money from tourists’ luggage, federal air marshals smuggling drugs, and employees from various DHS agencies committing sex crimes – including indecent exposure and distributing child pornography.” [via, et, see also]

Track news about the christmas swedish goat via Google, and check out decades of articles about “swedish christmas goat” in the news archives and a kinda nifty timeline. Nice.