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Sunday, February 25, 2007day link 

 Landmark
picture This tower always makes it relatively easy to figure out which direction my house is. We live on a set of hills, Les Hauts de Ramonville, and on top of the tallest hill is this impressive-looking 71m tall telecom tower, full of, I suppose, micro-wave antennas. You can see it from pretty far away. OK, we luckily don't live right next to it, but a few hundred meters from it at least.
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 Tales from the Crypt
picture According to this entry from Times, film-maker James Cameron is going to announce that the tomb of Jesus and Mary Magdalene and their son has been identified in Jerusalem.
Let's go back 27 years, when Israeli construction workers were gouging out the foundations for a new building in the industrial park in the Talpiyot, a Jerusalem suburb. of Jerusalem. The earth gave way, revealing a 2,000 year old cave with 10 stone caskets. Archologists were summoned, and the stone caskets carted away for examination. It took 20 years for experts to decipher the names on the ten tombs. They were: Jesua, son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Mathew, Jofa and Judah, son of Jesua.

..Film-makers Cameron and Jacobovici claim to have amassed evidence through DNA tests, archeological evidence and Biblical studies, that the 10 coffins belong to Jesus and his family.

..Cameron is holding a New York press conference on Monday at which he will reveal three coffins, supposedly those of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene. News about the film, which will be shown soon on Discovery Channel, Britain's Channel 4, Canada's Vision, and Israel's Channel 8, has been a hot blog topic in the Middle East
That's tomorrow. Of course, what we're talking about is essentially the trailer for a film documentary. But I think it would be great fun if he really has some kind of proof that would stand.
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 Odds of dying
picture .. are 1 to 1. Some will dispute that, but so far that seems to be how it goes. But the picture shows the odds of dying of different causes. I don't see terrorist attacks there, or war or starvation, but otherwise I suppose it puts things in perspective.
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