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~With Unsolved Mystery Compliments
By Lisa Higgins,
This Chinese woman has been preserved for over 2,100 years and she’s baffled scientists.
Called the Lady of Dai, she’s considered the best-preserved mummy ever discovered.
Her skin is soft, her arms and legs can bend, her internal organs are intact, and she still has her own Type-A blood, hair and eyelashes.
The Lady of Dai, also known as Xin Zhui, lived during the Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 AD) and was the wife of the Marquis of Dai.
Her tomb was discovered inside a hill known as Mawangdui, in Changsha, Hunan, China, in 1971 when workers were digging an air raid shelter.
According to an autopsy, Xin Zhui was overweight, suffered from back pain, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, liver disease, gallstones, diabetes and had a severely damaged heart.
She passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 50 and experts have put it down to her lavish lifestyle as a marquis.
Xin Zhui has even been nicknamed “The Diva Mummy” because of her apparent life of luxury.
It’s led scientists to believe she is the oldest case of heart disease.Modal TriggerThe Lady of Dai mummy from the Mawangdui tombPhoto: Alamy
Amazingly, forensic archaeologists have deduced that Xin Zhui’s last meal was a serving of melons.
In her tomb, which was buried 40 feet underground, she had a wardrobe containing 100 silk garments, 182 pieces of expensive lacquerware, makeup and toiletries.
She also had 162 carved wooden figurines representing servants in her tomb.
According to records, Xin Zhui’s body was swaddled in 20 layers of silk, immersed in a mildly acidic liquid and sealed within four coffins.
This vault of coffins was then packed with 5 tons of charcoal and sealed with clay.
The tomb was made watertight and airtight so bacteria wouldn’t be able to thrive — but it remains a scientific mystery just how the body was preserved so well.
There are lots of unanswered questions, and despite the Egyptians being the most well-known for their mummies, the Chinese were arguably the most successful at it.
The ancient Chinese method of preservation was not as invasive as that of the Egyptians, who removed many of the internal organs from their dead for separate preservation.
For now, Xin Zhui’s incredible preservation remains a mystery.
December 1, 2016, 3:48 pmDictator Is Dead, Long Live The Dictator...??
"The face of the beast always gets known and the time of the beast always passes"
Moving after the death of Fidel Castro. Fidel was a murdering dictator & tyrant who lived like a king, owned 20 mansions, a yacht, a private island & kept concubine of mistresses while his Cuban people starved. He tortured & murdered political opponents all the while ransoming others. Horrific stories told by expatriates in LV DEMONSTRATES Castro was exhibit A where socialism leads. We stayed up late celebrating his entrance to hell.
Now a new era begins or an old one continues with Master Raul
Our State (NV) is now the food stamp capitol of America.Food stamp use was up a staggering 640% since 2000 according to the MISES Institute. That is the highest rate of growth by far out of all 50 states
How many of those were illegal immigrants from the Caribbean, Central America, South America being funneled in through Cuba & Mexico ? Betting here, it's a large majority. How many of those illegals were automatically registered to vote at the welfare office. They ARE ARE ENCOURAGED to register with no proof of citizenship required. Registering illegals to vote is voter fraud, where is our once highly vaulted League of Women Voters who use to monitor?
Think about it - bagels the mind, doesn't???
"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...." ~W.B. Yeats
Hope President Elect can repair the breakage leaks & breakage
November 30, 2016, 8:34 pmA Quiet Revolution :-)
A Quiet Revolution
Not just an interesting read, probably the best and certainly most inspiring statement as to what went down.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.
It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.
They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.
They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.
The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.
They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living and take care of their families.
They fought and they won.
This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.
Who were these people? They were leftovers and flyover country. They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.
They were wrong about everything. Illegal immigration? Everyone knew it was here to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights movement. Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims? What kind of bigot even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses. The future belongs to the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not the guy who used to have a good job before it went to China or Mexico.
They couldn’t change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote.
And they changed everything.
Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer your America. It was his.
He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of history was right and inevitable.
And they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and they didn’t listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling to their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy.
And America said, “No.”
Fifty millions Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the Obamas and the Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid no attention to the media. They voted because they believed in the impossible. And their dedication made the impossible happen.
Americans were told that walls couldn’t be built and factories couldn’t be opened. That treaties couldn’t be unsigned and wars couldn’t be won. It was impossible to ban Muslim terrorists from coming to America or to deport the illegal aliens turning towns and cities into gangland territories.
It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible. They turned the world upside down.
It’s midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC calls it a tantrum. NBC <snip>s it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set to win.
Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won.
They won improbably. And they won amazingly.
They were tired of ObamaCare. They were tired of unemployment. They were tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their sons come back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They were tired of being called racists and homophobes. They were tired of seeing their America disappear.
And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope. Their last chance to be heard.
The media had the election wrong all along. This wasn’t about personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million people whose names no one except a server will ever know fighting back. It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump’s star. It was about the lost Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who nodded along when the organizers told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their futures.
No one will ever interview all those men and women. We will never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them. They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have always done. They did the impossible.
America is a nation of impossibilities. We exist because our forefathers did not take no for an answer. Not from kings or tyrants. Not from the elites who told them that it couldn’t be done.
The day when we stop being able to pull off the impossible is the day that America will cease to exist.
Today is not that day. Today fifty million Americans did the impossible.
Midnight has passed. A new day has come. And everything is about to change.
November 26, 2016, 4:19 amYou've Gotta Love Millennials :-)
You Gotta Love Millennials -more truth than fiction.... :-)
This is great!
November 23, 2016, 7:10 pm*Some Lawyers :-(
Barack Obama was a lawyer. (Never practiced) Michelle Obama was a lawyer (?)
Hillary Clinton was a lawyer. (Now barred) Bill Clinton was a lawyer. (Now barred)
John Edwards is a lawyer. Elizabeth Edwards was a lawyer.
Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (Gore did not graduate).
Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school. Look at the leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:
Harry Reid is a lawyer. Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer. (?)
The Republican Party is different.
President Bush, a businessman.
Vice President Cheney, a businessman.
The leaders of the Republican Revolution:
Newt Gingrich, a history professor & former house speaker.
Tom Delay, an exterminator. Dick Armey, an economist.
House Minority Leader John Boehner, a plastics manufacturer.
The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a heart surgeon.
Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who
left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a
sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976.
The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers. The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich. The Lawyers Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America. And, so we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyers Party, grow.
Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail?....Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation. This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers. Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients. Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side. Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation. When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans become adverse parties of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit. We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.
The United States has 5% of the world's population and *66%* of the world's lawyers! Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in Congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you and also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the Democrat Party. When you see that *97% *of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association go to the Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high!"
November 23, 2016, 4:11 amAH - oH -Thousands of Green Cards Have 'Simply Gone Missing,' IG Says :-(
AH - oH -Thousands of Green Cards Have 'Simply Gone Missing,' IG Says :-(
spells more trouble......
perhaps the AG needs to investigate a potential inside job of the ostensibly 'Missing Green Cards???
June 19, 2010, 6:17 pmMan's Best Friend
To Esq & Legal Counselors:
COURTING Canine Wisdom-
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato advocated the use of dogs in courtrooms. He thought that canines were expert lie detectors; that they always knew when deceit was in the air
June 18, 2010, 2:04 amThe Senior Plan >>
The Senior Plan>>>>>
Let's put the seniors in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies,and walks. They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs, etc., and they'd receive money instead ofpaying it out.
They would have constant video monitoring, so they could behelped instantly if they fell or needed assistance.Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would beironed and returned to them.
A guard would check on them every 20 minutesand bring their mealsand snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool, and education.
Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ's and legal aidwould be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an outdoor exercise yard and gardens.
Each senior could have a PC, a TV, a radio, and daily phone calls.There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guardswould have a code of conductthat would be strictly adhered to.
The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised,lights off at 8 pm, and showers once a week. They would live in a tiny room, pay $5000 per month, and have no hopeof ever getting outJustice for all !!!