Wednesday, October 17, 2012

dies Mercurii

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Murder, Incorporated Is Legal -- And Thriving

Cigarette Smoke in the Car Breaks Toxic Limit

Smoking in a car, even with the windows open or the air conditioning on, creates pollution that exceeds official "safe" limits, scientists say.Children are particularly susceptible because they have faster breathing rates, a less developed immune system and are largely unable to escape or avoid exposure to second-hand smoke, says Dr Sean Semple, of the University of Aberdeen.

Researchers say, "We believe that there is a clear need for legislation to prohibit smoking in cars where children are present."

But Simon Clark, director of the smokers' lobby group Forest, (of course) says: "We don't encourage adults to smoke in a car if small children are present, out of courtesy if nothing else, but we would strongly oppose legislation to ban smoking in cars. Parents must be allowed to use their common sense, and most of the time they do -- there is no need for further regulation”

Common sense? Ha! As I have said many times before, "Common Sense is that faculty that proves the Earth is flat."


I have often pondered the puzzling concept of evil.

What exactly is evilness?

Aside from the tedious and often downright ludicrous teachings of various religious institutions, it seems to me that Evil is, for the most part, simply a matter of opinion.

Catholic View Of Evil


My View Of Evil
A majority of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are directly complicit in the perpetuation of the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products that are known to be dangerous to the health of human beings.

History will show that they all are accomplices to murder.

'Nuff said?



Quran [English pronunciation: kor-AHN]

The Quran (literally meaning "the recitation"), also transliterated Qur'an, Koran, Al-Coran, Coran, Kuran, and Al-Qur'an, is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be the verbatim word of God (Arabic: Allah). It is regarded widely as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language.

The Quran is composed of verses that make up 114 chapters of unequal length which are classified either as Meccan or Medinan, depending upon the place and time of their claimed revelation. Muslims believe the Quran to be verbally revealed through angel Gabriel from God to Muhammad gradually over a period of approximately 23 years beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death.


Born Oct 17, 1956
Age: 56 years old.

Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.

After her medical education and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 to 1987. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to form a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actor in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer, and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities.

Born Oct 17, 1948
Age: 63 years old.

George Robert Wendt III is an American actor, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers.

Born Oct 17, 1920
Died: Jul 23, 1966

Edward Montgomery Clift was an American film and stage actor. The New York Times’ obituary noted his portrayal of "moody, sensitive young men". He often played outsiders, often "victim-heroes". Examples include the social climber in George Stevens's A Place in the Sun, the anguished Catholic priest in Hitchcock's I Confess, the doomed regular soldier Robert E. Lee Prewitt in Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity, and the Jewish GI bullied by antisemites in Edward Dmytryk's The Young Lions.

Later, after a disfiguring car crash in 1956, and alcohol and prescription drug abuse, he became erratic. Nevertheless important roles were still his, including "the reckless, alcoholic, mother-fixated rodeo performer" in John Huston's The Misfits, the title role in Huston's Freud, and the concentration camp victim in Stanley Kramer's Judgment at Nuremberg."

Born Oct 17, 1921
Died Apr 30, 2007

Thomas Gordon "Tom" Poston was an American television and film actor. He starred on television in a career that began in 1950. He appeared as a comic actor, game show panelist, comedy/variety show host, film actor, television actor, and Broadway performer.

In the 1950s, Poston gained recognition as a comedic "Man in the Street" (along with his colleagues Louie Nye, Dayton Allen and Don Knotts) on The Steve Allen Show. Poston was a recurring guest star on The Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s. He later played the role of Franklin Delano Bickley on Mork & Mindy. A longtime friend of Bob Newhart, Poston played George Utley, bumbling country handyman of the Stratford Inn, on Newhart.

Poston also had regular roles on many other television series: Family Matters, Murphy Brown, Home Improvement, Cosby, Malcolm & Eddie, ER, Grace Under Fire, That '70s Show, and Will & Grace.


"If she survives this time, she won't next time. We will certainly kill her."
--spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban
re: the shooting of 14 year old Malala Yousufazi

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