Wednesday, March 5, 2008

400-408Where we sit after last night.
As of 3/5 – Winner needs 2,025 of the 3,957 delegates (Edwards has 26).
• Barack has 1,542, and needs 483 of the remaining 611, or 79% of remaining delegates.
• Hillary has 1,447, and needs 570 of the remaining 611, or 93% of remaining delegates.
As of 3/5 – Winner needs 398 of 795 superdelegates – Barack 202 / Hillary 241.  (Superdelegates by Democratic Party rules are authorized to act independently and vote for whomever they want.)
Delegates Remaining in the final 12 contests – 611.
Upcoming Primaries/Conventions:  3/8 WY (#12), 3/11 MS (#33), 4/22 PA (#158), 5/3 Guam (#4), 5/6 IN (#72), 5/6 NC (#115), 5/13 WV (#28), 5/20 OR (#52), 5/20 KY (#51), 6/3 MT (#16), 6/3 SD (#15), 6/7 PR (#55).
RNC is September 1-4 in Minneapolis.
DNC is August 25-28 in Denver.
• Ron Fournier, Democrats Fret Long Battle.
• WSJ, Democratic Draw.
(1:38) Huckabee drops out with a baseball analogy/story.
(:46) Huckabee talks about finishing the race strong using a Bible reference.
(:41) Hillary talks about winning Ohio.
(:54) Hillary talks about providing solutions.
(:26) McCain announces that he's clinched the republican nomination.
(1:28) President Bush endorses McCain and McCain is thankful.
(:29) Bush talks about putting his pretty face on the campaign trail for McCain.
(:40) Obama, before Texas results were announced, says they're on their way to being the nominee.
(1:44) Obama talks about the future of a little American girl and makes a reference to her being "proud to be an American."
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428-437Was Moses high on Mt. Sinai?  His argument is, "It wasn't supernatural, it's not legend, Moses and the Israelites must have been on drugs.  People in the Amazon use drugs in religious rituals, and I took them in 1991 and "experienced visions that had spiritual-religious connotations."  The Bible refers to the "acacia" tree often, and its bark is hallucinogenic.
• Benny Shanon, Entheogens: a Speculative Hypothesis.  This "shocking" thesis is successfully generating buzz about the inaugural issue of their brand new journal Time and Mind:  The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture, Volume I—Issue I, March 2008, pp. 51–74.
Psychology professor Benny Shanon says it was likely Moses was hallucinating under the influence of a mind-altering drug at the time of his biblical achievements.
To back up his theory, Professor Shanon says the acacia tree, frequently mentioned in the Bible, contains one of the most psychedelic substances known to man.
The professor, who came up with his theory after experiencing firsthand the effects of a hallucinogenic brew used in religious rituals in Brazil, said the story of Moses and the burning bush also had the hallmarks of a psychedelic experience.
The account in the Book of Exodus of the bush's ability to burn without being "consumed" is generally attributed to the presence and power of God.
But to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Professor Shanon, who freely admits to having experimented with mind-bending substance "about 160 times in various locales in contexts", it is evidence of the power of drugs.
According to the professor, Moses was not alone in dabbling with drugs, with the assembled Children of Israel likely to have been in "an altered state of awareness" when Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai.
Professor Shanon told Israeli radio: "As far as Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics."
443-452How did all 3.5 million have the same hallucination?  Were the Egyptians hallucinating too?  They were fed by manna from heaven every day, were they high at breakfast too?  How did a sea of stoners defeat their enemies on the battlefield?  Is there any evidence of acacia in the diet or rituals of the Israelites?
458-508Moses was high?
512-523USAF Ret. Lt. General Tom McInerney, former director of the Defense Performance Review and current military analyst for Fox News, on what the next Commander and Chief must do to keep America safe.  Tom's latest book is Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror.
• Toronto Star (3/3), For whom the "red phone" rings.
528-539 Ron Prentice, executive director of the California Family Council (, is on the steering committee of ( and gives us a progress report.  DO NOT download and sign the petitions your self, the opposition will seek to invalidate your form because you may, for example, change the font or the font size, or print it on the wrong sized paper, etc.  INSTEAD, have protectmarriage send to you or stop by and pick up a petition at a distribution center so that your submission doesn't get invalidated.
SS:  Jason Semelsberger, with the Masters College, tells us about the programs they have at the school.
544-554One of the cable TV Poker channels is putting on a "Little League" poker tournament for kids.  Is this a good idea or a bad idea?
• AZ Central (10/8/04), Poker's hold on teens, tweens.
• CC Explore (4/28/06), Children and Poker: My Thoughts.
558-608Poker & Kids, a dangerous mix?
612-623Poker & Kids, a dangerous mix?
628-639Poker & Kids, a dangerous mix?
644-655Poker & Kids, a dangerous mix?