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  1. Fifth-round draw Ross County v Inverness Caledonian Thistle Hibernian v Raith Rovers Kilmarnock v Cowdenbeath or Rangers Hearts v Auchinleck Talbot St Mirren v Dundee United East Fife v Partick Thistle Aberdeen or Stenhousemuir v Dundee or Queen of the South Celtic v St Johnstone Ties to be played weekend of 9 and 10 February
  2. On the other thread? You're angry. We all get it (but why are you angry here?) The Chinese are responsible for Chinese food. Nothing racist about that. The only way that someone couldn't see that I was making fun of what they have presented is if they have consciously decided not to. (Can you present a racist link between me praying for a persecuted and imprisoned pastor and him being Chinese?) I made fun of what the Americans presented, too...
  3. Have you ever seen it? It's like the teeth were treated with acid.
  4. The 115-Year-Old Mystery of Flannan Lighthouse's Missing Keepers BY CAITLIN SCHNEIDER OCTOBER 21, 2015 ENGLISH TOURING OPERA In December 1900, a boat called Hesperus set sail for the island of Eilean Mor, one of the seven islets (also known as the “Seven Hunters”) of the Flannan Isles off the coast of northwestern Scotland. Captain James Harvey was tasked with delivering a relief lighthouse keeper as part of a regular rotation. The journey was delayed a few days by bad weather, and when Harvey and his crew finally arrived, it was clear that something was awry. None of the normal preparations at the landing dock had been made, the flagstaff was bare, and none of the keepers came to greet the Hesperus. The keepers, as it turned out, weren’t on the island at all. All three of them had vanished. Eilean Mor had its peculiarities. The island’s only permanent residents were sheep, and herders referred to it as “the other country,” believing it to be a place touched by something paranormal. Eilean Mor had long elicited a sort of fearful reverence in its visitors; the main draw to the remote location was a chapel built in the 7th century by St. Flannan. Even those who never prayed were moved to worship while on Eilean Mor. Superstitions and rituals—like circling the church’s ruins on your knees—were adopted by those passing through, and many considered Eilean Mor to have an indefinable aura that could not be ignored. What the Hesperus crew did find at the lighthouse was a set of perplexing clues. The replacement keeper, Joseph Moore, was the first to investigate, and reported an all-encompassing sense of dread as he ascended the cliff toward the newly constructed lighthouse. Inside, the kitchen table contained plates of meat, potatoes, and pickles. The clock was stopped, and there was an overturned chair nearby. The lamp was ready for lighting, and two of the three oilskin coats belonging to Thomas Marshall, James Ducat, and Donald McArthur were gone. The gate and door were firmly shut. These clues only led to more questions. Why would one of the keepers have gone out without his coat—and for that matter, why would all three have left together at all when the rules forbade it? Someone needed to man the post at all times, so something unusual must have drawn them out. When Moore returned with his report, Harvey had the island searched. The hunt came up empty. The captain then sent a telegram to the mainland: A dreadful accident has happened at Flannans. The three Keepers, Ducat, Marshall and the occasional have disappeared from the island. On our arrival there this afternoon no sign of life was to be seen on the Island. Fired a rocket but, as no response was made, managed to land Moore, who went up to the Station but found no Keepers there. The clocks were stopped and other signs indicated that the accident must have happened about a week ago. Poor fellows they must been blown over the cliffs or drowned trying to secure a crane or something like that. Night coming on, we could not wait to make something as to their fate. I have left Moore, MacDonald, Buoymaster and two Seamen on the island to keep the light burning until you make other arrangements. Will not return to Oban until I hear from you. I have repeated this wire to Muirhead in case you are not at home. I will remain at the telegraph office tonight until it closes, if you wish to wire me. Further investigations also led nowhere, though the lighthouse log book provided a new set of confounding details. On December 12, an entry from Marshall described “severe winds the likes of which I have never seen before in twenty years.” He wrote that Ducat had been quiet and McArthur had been crying, which would have been odd behavior for a man with a reputation as a tough and experienced seafarer. The next day, Marshall reported more storm details and wrote that all three of them had been praying—another odd bit of behavior from well-seasoned keepers in a brand-new, supposedly safe lighthouse. Strangest of all, there were no reported storms in the area on December 12th, 13, or 14—all should have been calm up until December 17. The last report in the book, from December 15, read: “Storm ended, sea calm. God is over all.” Speculation ran wild. Was it something supernatural? Sea creatures? A case of madness and murder? A government operation? Foreign spies? Aliens? Ultimately, it was evidence outside the lighthouse that provided the most promising lead in explaining what had become of the three keepers. Over at the western landing platform, damage from the recent storms reached as high as 200 feet above sea level. Ropes that were usually affixed to a crate on a supply crane were littered about. Robert Muirhead, superintendent of the Commissioners of Northern Lights, wrote in his official report: I am of the opinion that the most likely explanation of this disappearance of the men is that they had all gone down on the afternoon of Saturday, 15 December to the proximity of the West landing, to secure the box with the mooring ropes, etc and that an unexpectedly large roller had come up on the island, and a large body of water going up higher than where they were and coming down upon them had swept them away with resistless force. The British Newspaper Archive While this (or a similar approximation) seems possible, the explanation left considerable room for doubt. The lack of bodies, supposedly calm conditions, and sheer experience and know-how of the lighthouse keepers still hadn’t been accounted for, and never would be. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Vanishing, previously titled Keepers, is a 2018 Scottish psychological thriller film directed by Kristoffer Nyholm and written by Celyn Jones and Joe Bone and set in the Flannan Isles which have been notorious for the mystery disappearance of three lighthouse keepers in 1900. The film stars Gerard Butler and Peter Mullan. (I watched it last night and would have posted the trailer, but IMHO, it gives away too much of the story.)
  5. I'm still processing the game but I thought that Stewart was really good. He got 2-3 rounds of applause each time he '360'd' his way out of trouble. Would have been nice if he took one of his two chances, though. It just seems that we couldn't break down Stenny (so credit to them). GMS and McGinn had no joy on the flanks, and McLellan wasn't any better when he came on. Our only goal came when Lowe carved his way in (to Stewart, then Shinnie, then back). Positives... 1. We're still in the Cup. 2. Our almost strongest 11 has a game together under their belt. 3. The Dubai 'cobwebs' will be gone. 4. We won't be as pedestrian in the replay. Negatives... 1. Another (unnecessary) midweek game. 2. We have never beaten Stenny.
  6. So, in Communist China, is his faith a 'crutch'? And, is he using his faith as a means of 'control' in Communist China?
  7. I believe that 'the enemy' have observed it (hence 'Operation Fishbowl' and 'The Antarctic Treaty'). I believe it to be circular.
  8. No, but would love to have the time to be able to look into it. Fair questions. Working on the theory that what you see (regarding eclipses) are caused by something else. The moon could be a sphere, a half-sphere, or a disc-like object that is its' own light source. Hell would be under the earth. I wouldn't know distances as man has only drilled 8 miles down.
  9. "How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep!" Psalm 92:5 We're not losing anything, though. We look through the dome just like you do.
  10. It's easier to find God through trial, thorns, and tribulation. "Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction." Isaiah 48:10 Currently an estimated 10,000 people a day are coming to the God of the Holy Bible in China alone because of persecution. Satan doesn't bother with the folk that are on the slow conveyer belt to hell.