Archaeologists have discovered a sprawling, possibly 3,000-year-old house that suggests a biblical kingdom called the United Monarchy, ruled by King David and later Solomon according to the Hebrew Bible, actually existed. The archaeologists who excavated the house, at a site now called Tel Eton, in Israel, said in an article published online March 13 in the journal Radiocarbon that the date, design and size of the house indicates that a strong organized government existed at Tel Eton around 3,000 years ago. They added that this government may be the United Monarchy. The site is located in the central part of Israel in a region called the Shephalah. The Hebrew Bible states that the United Monarchy collapsed after the death of King Solomon (an event some historians believe occurred around 930 B.C.). After that collapse, two rival Jewish kingdoms popped into existence — Judah (based around Jerusalem), and a kingdom to the north of Jerusalem that retained the name Israel. … [Read more...] about Did King David’s Lost Biblical Kingdom Really Exist?
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By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: May 3, 2018 at 8:18 am | UPDATED: May 3, 2018 at 8:43 am By Karen Heller | The Washington Post NEW YORK – The world is wretched with weak men. Slouchers, slackers, chumps, low-status dudes who have amassed a crumpled pile of inferior habits and made the world a messier place. Or so Jordan Peterson will tell you. But fear not, the doctor is here to help, preaching his thoroughly footnoted gospel of order and discipline, one rule at a time – in a popular book, in lectures far from his Ivory Tower roost and, most potently, on YouTube. The man of the moment, the self-proclaimed “professor against political correctness,” sits in his Manhattan hotel aerie before another sold-out talk based on his best-selling “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.” The University of Toronto clinical psychologist also sold out his date at Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theatre on Friday, so he’ll return next month to lecture … [Read more...] about Jordan Peterson is on a crusade to toughen up young men; it’s landed him on our cultural divide
By Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle Updated 11:00 am, Sunday, April 22, 2018 A pair of land transactions in opposite corners of Texas promise to expand the amount of public lands and public hunting, along with fishing and other outdoor recreation opportunities in the state. The transactions will protect almost 20 square miles of some of the most critically imperiled wildlife and fisheries habitat in Southeast Texas and add 25 square miles of Rio Grande-bordering Trans-Pecos landscape to the state’s largest wildlife management area. Earlier this month, The Conservation Fund transferred an 8,169-acre parcel of the 12,376-acre Sabine Ranch in Jefferson County to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The almost 13-square-mile tract, holding critically imperiled coastal prairie and wetlands and a portion of the largest remaining intact freshwater marsh in the state, becomes part of the adjacent 59.000-acre McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge. At its May 24 public meeting in … [Read more...] about Major additions in the works for Texas’ public lands
ROANOKE, Va. — Roanoke County police have filed criminal charges against a mother and daughter holed up in trees to block a natural gas pipeline from crossing their family land. But the women remained beyond the reach of the law Thursday from their perches.Theresa Ellen Terry — a blunt-talking 61-year-old who goes by the nickname Red — was charged with trespassing, obstruction of justice and interfering with the property rights of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.Similar charges were brought against her daughter, Theresa Minor Terry, 30, as a standoff that has captured statewide attention neared the end of its third week.“They’re not taking my property without a fight,” Theresa “Red” Terry said by telephone Thursday from her tree stand in the woods off Poor Mountain Road.After obtaining the charges from a magistrate on Wednesday, Roanoke County police made no effort to arrest the two women, holding out hope they will come down on their … [Read more...] about A mother and daughter are holed up in trees to block a natural gas pipeline from crossing their Virginia land. Facing charges, they refuse to come down.
The Cargill Salt Ponds are seen from this drone view in Newark, Calif., on Monday, April 9, 2018. The ponds are proposed to be restored to wetlands for fish and wildlife with funding from Measure AA, approved by voters in 2016. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) Mavi Em, left, takes selfie while his friend John M tries to fix his umbrella at Alviso Marina County Park in Alviso, Calif. on Friday, April 6, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds A great egret hunts for fish at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve on Monday, May 2, 2016, in Hayward, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) (Photo: Cris Benton) Former Cargill Salt ponds off Eden Landing near Hayward are proposed to be restored to wetlands for fish and wildlife with funding from Measure AA, approved by voters in 2016. Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group Archives A red fox runs across a dry pond at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve on Monday, May 2, 2016, in … [Read more...] about S.F. Bay restoration: The money we voted for is ready to be spent