Agafia. Hermit Surviving in Russian Wilderness for 70 years

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Soon after this film aired, Agafia found a helper who has now been living with her for more than a year. Georgy Danilov, 53, is from Orenburg. He is an Old Believer. It was Agafia’s spiritual father who found and blessed her helper. Georgy has been doing the toughest chores for almost two years: he chops firewood, brings water from the river, and digs the vegetable garden. Agafia doesn’t always see eye to eye with Georgy.

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Dan Price’s underground home, art & philosophy on $5,000/year

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When Dan Price returned to his home state of Oregon in 1990 he was determined to avoid mortgages or rent (he and his family had just finished caretaking a mansion with a heating bill of $500/month). He found an unused meadow in Joseph, Oregon and began renting it from his neighbors for $100/year (in exchange for cleaning downed trees and repairing fences). His first underground structure was actually built to shelter his home/office,

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A New Non-Jonesean History of the World

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The Beautiful Face of Jesus Amyntas from the Pisidian Antioch

There is an unnoticed missing link in the history of Christianity. For Jesus all we have is memory, writes Bert Ehrman but this is a popular cliché that rests on a search that omits his name ‚Amen‘ (Rev. iii.14). St. Paul was a great figure of history and the statement of the Encyclopedia Britannica; ‚There are no reliable sources for Paul’s life outside the New Testament‘

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The Buddha was not born in Nepal

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WQ has no vested interest in the Buddha’s birthplace being in India, Persia, Iran, Afghanistan, Greco-India, or anywhere else in particular. (In fact, for simplicity we prefer Nepal, a lovely and mysterious land which already claims the other biggest thing in the world). However, we do have a keen interest in the truth — whatever it may be. We are therefore eager to entertain, explore, and question counterintuitive scholarship on the subject. Sir Aurel Stein,

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Antarctica Froze up Warmer

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Antarctica froze up three quarters of the way to the bottom of the deep climate collapse of the last 100 million years in Phanerozoic Climate history. Because the long-term climate collapse had unfolded in steps, Antarctica had thawed out again for a few million years when the Sun became warmer for a period. After that, the Sun became colder again so that Antarctica froze up once more and remained frozen while the Sun continued to cool.

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Why Is Assad An Insane Suicidal Monster? – #PropagandaWatch

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As we know from the political puppets and their mouthpieces in the controlled corporate media, Syrian President Basher al-Assad is a bloodthirsty monster responsible for the wanton slaughter of (fill in the number) of his own citizens, and he particularly enjoys dropping chemical weapons on women and children despite knowing that this is the one thing that will bring him universal condemnation and ensure a full-scale assault on his country. . .

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