Why Blow Up the Earth?

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Stanley Kubrick has his style of THE END in his film —DrStrangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Ominous again as nuclear hysterics reign.  Headlines read—Iran and North Korea aim strategic missiles; Iran towards Israel and North Korea towards Japan.  Or, so they threaten.

Will it ever end?  END.

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Why is Jesus in Hollywood?

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Jon Viscott, photographer

Jesus is in Hollywood so costume, makeup and hair questions come to mind.

Who made his homespun costume?

Who is His hairstylist?

What hair products keep those shiny locks flowing bright and untangled?

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Why Can’t I Use a Hammer?

Why Girl was talking to Ann T., and she told a story about when she was six.  “I had brothers who played with a ‘hammer’ so when it was free, I picked it up.  My parents quickly remarked—’You are a girl; you can’t use a hammer!’  Startled, I looked at my hand thinking there was something wrong with mine, but my hand looked just like my brothers.  ‘Why can’t I use a hammer, I blurted out?’  It made no sense.”

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If I had a hammer

I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

—Sung by folksingers Peter, Paul & Mary

 

Why Argentina?

Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina is the new pope.

Cardinals have chosen a new pope.  Just moments ago white smoke emerged from a chimney atop the Sistine Chapel and bells pealed in Vatican City Wednesday evening, signaling the selection of a new pontiff to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.  Source: VOA

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Why Did Joseph Ratzinger—Pope Benedict XVI—Resign?

Cardinals open papal conclave at Sistine Chapel.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, marks the beginning of the arduous task of voting for the 266th leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

Smoke and Mirrors

How long will it take until “white smoke” emerges from the chimney on St. Peter’s Square announcing a pope has been elected?  “Black smoke” that snakes out of the chimney means no pope has been chosen.  (Snakes?  Chinese Year of the Snake.)

Why is Ratzinger the first pope in 600 years to resign?

A Tsunami emerges revealing deep internal divisions, leaks of sensitive Vatican documents that exposed power struggles and allegations of corruption inside the Vatican.

Questions of sexual predators among the Vatican elite have never been answered.  High on the list include Joseph Ratzinger and retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony, the object of a grass-roots campaign in the U.S. to persuade him to recuse himself for having covered up for sexually abusive priests.

This query is not over.  More investigation is needed.  More questions; more answers. —WhyGirl.com

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Barbara Henry, photographer

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Why Spring Forward?

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The idea of DST was thought of many years ago.  Many of us remember explanations like, “It’s for the farmers so they have more daylight to plant and harvest.”  Haven’t heard that for a while.

But I’ve been able to dig up these factoids for inquiring minds.

In 1784, Benjamin Franklin first conceived the idea of daylight saving time during his stay in Paris. He published an essay titled “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light” that proposed to economize the use of candles by rising earlier to make use of the morning sunlight.

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established year-round DST in the United States—called “War Time” during World War II from February 9, 1942 to September 30, 1945—the law was enforced 40 days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during this time, time zones were called “Eastern War Time”, “Central War Time”, and “Pacific War Time”. After the surrender of Japan in mid-August 1945, the time zones were relabeled “Peace Time”.

DST Now

Daylight saving time is now implemented in over seventy countries worldwide and affects over a billion people each year.

The current DST schedule began in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which extended the period by about one month where DST starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. Currently, most of the US observes DST except for Hawaii and most of Arizona, and the US insular areas of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.—WhyGirl.com

Related links

The World Clock – Current time all over the world