07 07 11 - 18:02Many mysteries are not that mysterious.
Thousands of human bones have been found inside a Stone Age tomb on a northern Scottish island, archaeologists say.
The 5,000-year-old burial site, on South Ronaldsay (map) in the Orkney Islands, was accidentally uncovered after a homeowner had leveled a mound in his yard to improve his ocean view.
Meanwhile, recent studies of remains from the nearby Tomb of the Eagles suggest that life among Orkney's Neolithic community of cattle farmers was much less harmonious than previously thought.
At least 20 percent of skulls from that 5,000-year-old siteâabout a mile from the Tomb of the Ottersâshow signs of trauma consistent with violent blows from sharp and blunt-edged weapons. - National Geographic
This is a kind of mass grave, visited rarely, as if people were brought there every now and then and pitched in.
They are all ages.
And we think some of them may have signs of violence, if not to the head, elsewhere.
Sounds like another cultural artifact:
The bones of six humansâincluding two childrenâjade beads, shells, and stone tools are among the Maya "treasures" recently found in a water-filled cave off a sinkhole at the famous archaeological site of ChichÃ©n ItzÃ¡ (picture) in Mexico, archaeologists say.
The ancient objects are most likely related to a ritual human sacrifice during a time when water levels were lower, sometime between A.D. 850 and 1250, the researchers say.
It's "very improbable" that the remains and artifacts were "just tossed" into the sinkhole, known as a cenote, expedition leader Guillermo Anda told National Geographic News in an email. Rather, he said, they were likely placed there during a ceremony to appease the Maya rain god, Chaak. - National Geographic
Human sacrifice takes many forms, but generally one purpose: eugenics.
If Dave is a total retard, or a predator, or even just a career criminal, what do you do? Same thing you do with a rabid dog: euthanize.
To do this, you tell him the gods have called him home. He's going to the land of Endless Free Dope and Boobies.
You drug the hell out of him, feed him well, then cut out his heart and offer it to the gods. Then toss the bones into your ritual chamber to explain lack of burial and give them a special place.
If Dave is mentally retarded or criminal, you might do it to his whole family.
This is more enlightened than our punitive system now where we have to create a show trial, and wait for the idiot to finally kill someone, before we can lock them up for life at $50,000/year or stop their hearts with fancy drugs.
Save several million dollars, and do what all the smart people in the room know needs to be done anyway.
If Dave is retarded, deformed, criminal, perverse, predatory, parasitic, obese or otherwise pathological, he is a broken animal.
Death is probably happier for him, especially if you give his family an excuse to say the gods needed him.
However, thereâs another issue that cannot be packaged up as a legal case: Casey Anthony is unfit to be a parent. She is the type of person most middle class people do not want in their neighborhoods.
Our law doesnât let us say that we should spay Casey Anthony, or that we should be able to exile people like her from our towns and cities. After all, she has the ârightâ and âfreedomâ to be wherever she can afford to buy, and to conduct her disaster of a life however she wants â even the dumbest American learned this at school.
But we donât have an outlet for what she took from us. She took away our ability to live in a community where a childâs life is sacred, and we think people who think otherwise need to move along to somewhere else. She took from us the ability to set community standards.
All of the media outrage is fake, and the âsolutionsâ like âCayleeâs lawâ are stupid. We donât need more laws; we need more common sense, and fewer stupid people. Fewer rights and more responsibilities. Fewer politicians and media manipulators telling us we need more rights and laws.
Caylee was a doomed child. Of bad genetics, born into a bad family, in a bad situation. Casey Anthony is a failure. Her life is a constant disaster and will continue to be a constant disaster. Both Casey and Caylee would be better off dead. - Amerika
A maxim for a healthier time:
To each according to his due and process in the hierarchy attaining the goal.
- For those who contribute, that is contribution.
- For those who do nothing, that is nothing.
- For those who damage, that is damage.
It is even more civilized to give them a final method of giving back through their loss of life.
We are told human sacrifice is inhuman, but what if it were a greater form of humanity?