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Agnosticsherbet's Journal
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July 22, 2013

King David-Era Palace Found in Israel, Archaeologists Say

King David-Era Palace Found in Israel, Archaeologists Say

Archaeologists say they've uncovered two royal buildings from Israel's biblical past, including a palace suspected to have belonged to King David.

The findings at Khirbet Qeiyafa — a fortified hilltop city about 19 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of Jerusalem — indicate that David, who defeated Goliath in the Bible, ruled a kingdom with a great political organization, the excavators say.

"This is unequivocal evidence of a kingdom's existence, which knew to establish administrative centers at strategic points," read a statement from archaeologists Yossi Garfinkel of the Hebrew University and Saar Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).

There is a distinct political implication in this discovery. There has been considerable speculation among archeologists that the Kingdom of David did not exist, that it was mythical. This discovery has cause developers to stop the development of a housing complex while awaiting for the site to be declared a national park, probably like Masada, another site of important national interest.
July 12, 2013

If Zimmerman is convicted, will conservative, gun wielding, white people riot?

I've seen the question and concern asked the other way around. So I am wondering, with all the concern that Zimmerman was just standing h is ground, will white people concerned that candy wielding hoodie wearing black kids run rampant in their neighborhood riot to show their anger at the injustice of profiling and killing an unarmed teenager.

July 12, 2013

Tis a sad celebration, a dark celebration of an important event in labor history, when Pinks attack

Beginning on July 6, the Homesteaders strike

From the Daily Bleed
1892 -- US: State militia move in to break 12-day strike
against Carnegie Steel Corp. in Homestead, PA. Strikers,
protesting wage cuts of 18-26%, suffered seven deaths
in attacks on them by the Pinks ( Pinkerton detectives).

Ending on July 23rd.
Three Pinker ton men and eleven strikers and spectators died. Where are we today?

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