Here's something interesting:

11:40 PM Jul 30, 2006by Rob Ritchie

The Celtic Coin Index

The original Celtic Coin Index at Oxford is organized by Celtic Coin Index number, a unique identification number indicating the year and order in which each specimen was catalogued. When Hooker & Perron built the Celtic Coin Index Online, we wanted the records to be easier to find, so we organized them within their own context. The coin records (within the broad divisions of British and Continental Celtic), are sorted Geographically by Region, then by Tribe within each region, then, in the British issues, by Van Arsdell numbers, which shows summaries of each coin, leading to individual detailed coin records. You can navigate through the records by tribe and type, or go to the search page, and look for any information of interest to you

Curse and effect

11:00 AM Jul 30, 2006by Rob Ritchie

Imagine if someone on FOX news had called for terrorists to “be eradicated”, and then a mosque was firebombed?

6:20 PM Jul 25, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Hmmmm.... this is interesting:

Michigan governor signs self-defense bill

LANSING, Mich. Michigan's governor has signed legislation meant to strengthen and clarify self-defense rights.

People in Michigan now will be allowed to use deadly force -- with no duty to retreat -- if they reasonably think they face imminent death, great bodily harm or sexual assault.

The law also protects people from civil lawsuits if they have used force in self-defense.

Critics say the law is unnecessary because prosecutors now don't charge people who have justifiably used deadly force to protect themselves.

Supporters say the law is needed to protect people from getting sued. They also say Michigan law previously required people to first retreat before using deadly force, putting them at a disadvantage.

I wonder if we'll now see a flurry of stories describing Michigan as the new "Wild West", like we saw last year, when Florida passed essentially the same law.

12:44 PM Jul 17, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Space shuttle Discovery lands safely

Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of six returned to Earth through thick clouds Monday, ending an impressive mission that put NASA's space program back on a solid, safer course. Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center at 9:14 a.m. in only the second shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster

We watched the amazing cockpit video footage in real-time streaming video on a work computer, and heard the double-sonic-booms overhead.

We really are in the Jetsons age, aren't we?

The Pentagon Attack Simulation

1:12 PM Jul 16, 2006by Rob Ritchie

Go watch it. If you have any doubts (and I suspect you don't) that the 9/11 Pentagon attack was real, this should dispell your doubts.

Of course, I'm being overly optimistic; I suspect that if you really hold such conspiratorial beliefs, you're beyond convincing, but for the rest of you, click and see an amazing video presentation.

6:27 PM Jul 11, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Hi, I'm NoSemite Sam! I'm the rootin'est, tootin'est terrorist this side of the Rio Nile.

5:58 PM Jul 11, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Photo Essay: Anti-Israel protest and the counter protest

Joe Biden and al-Queda

4:09 PM Jul 11, 2006by Rob Ritchie

My heart goes out to the people of India who suffered from a wave of train bombings today. The death toll has reached 135 and is likely to climb.

I was thinking about how these bombings are generally referred to: 9-11; 7/7.

Today's atrocities in India would be called: 7-11.

Are the Islamofascists taking their cues from Joe Biden these days?

12:38 PM Jul 11, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

The Power Line Guys hear from Sgt. Thul

Baggy Pants Perforated

7:50 PM Jul 9, 2006by Rob Ritchie

Teen shoots himself in groin trying to holster gun in pants

Police say a Chicago-area teen is in critical condition after shooting himself in the groin while trying to holster a gun in his pants.

How old was this poor teen?


7:33 PM Jul 9, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Connecting The Dots On Treachery

Flash forward to 2006. Suddenly, though the Bush administration followed the Times' advice to the letter (even warning Bill Keller that disclosing the program would endanger three ongoing terrorism investigations) the Times mysteriously found it "in the public interest" to "out" a successful classified program it admitted was probably legal. More revelations were to follow. Over the next few days, Bill Keller and Times ombudsman Bryan Calame wallowed in a veritable orgy of navel-gazing. The reading public were told the Times' default position was always, always we tell you, to publish absent some compelling reason not to. Oddly then, the Times found compelling reasons during the same time period not to inform its readers that 500 chemical munitions had been overlooked by UN weapons inspectors. It also found compelling reasons to bury the FBI's successful foiling of a terrorist plot to blow up the Holland Tunnel; a story that, in the wake of the WTC attacks on 9/11, one suspects might have been of more than passing interest to New Yorkers.


9:02 PM Jul 6, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Death for Somali Muslims who shirk prayers

Somali Muslims who fail to perform daily prayers will be killed in accordance with Qur'anic law under a new edict issued by a leading cleric in the Islamic courts union that controls Mogadishu.

The requirement for Muslims to observe the five-times daily ritual under penalty of death was announced late on Wednesday and appears to confirm the hard-line nature of the increasingly powerful Sharia courts in the capital.

"He who does not perform prayers will be considered as infidel and Sharia law orders that that person be killed," said Sheikh Abdalla Ali, a founder and high-ranking official in the Supreme Islamic Council of Somalia.

"Sharia law orders the killing of any Muslim person when he fails to perform prayers," he said in an address at the opening of a new Islamic court in Mogadishu's southern Gubta neighbourhood.

Ali added that it was the duty of every Somali to implement the provisions of Sharia law, which when fully accepted would allow "everybody to enjoy life based on peace and prosperity".

Pious gratitude to: lgf

I'm Back, Baby!

4:22 PM Jul 4, 2006by Rob Ritchie

Technical difficulties beyond my control took this site down for a week or so, but now I'm back.

While I get my feet back under me, take a look at this:

An Environmentalist's Worst Nightmare...