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This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Snow Blankets the Middle East

Snow at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Palestinian territories. Image Source: Bob May.

On 12-13 December 2013, Cairo saw its first snowfall in 112 years (hat tip: Quigley's Cabinet). The city of Safed, Israel saw almost 1 metre, or 1 yard, of snow fall, causing deaths and operational chaos. BBC has been reporting on the compounded misery of Syrian refugees. From the pictures of snowmen across the region, only children seemed overjoyed.

"Manger Square, with the Church of the Nativity in the background, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem." Image Source: MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images via Washington Post.

Image Source: @pakinamamer via CTV.

Snowmen in Cairo. Image Source: @Hragy via CTV.

"Jordanians take photos with a snowman rapped with a traditional Jordanian scarf during a snowstorm in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013." Image Source: AP / Mohammad Hannon via KVAL.

Children playing in the snow in Madinaty, Cairo. Image Source: The Blaze.

"Two Palestinian women play with snow outside Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Early snow has surprised many Israelis and Palestinians as a blustery storm, dubbed Alexa, brought gusty winds, torrential rains and heavy snowfall to parts of the Middle East." Image Source: AP / Mahmoud Illean via The Blaze.

"A Palestinian man carries a sheep on a farm during snowy weather on Mount Gerizim, near the West Bank city of Nablus." Image Source: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images via Washington Post.

Snow in Jerusalem: "Israeli children play in the snow on December 12, 2013 outside Jerusalem’s old city, Israel." Image Source: Getty Images / Uriel Sinai via The Blaze.

"Orthodox Jews walk past the Damascus gate in Jerusalem." Image Source: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images via Washington Post.

Snow at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Image Source: HuffPo.

Snow at the Blue Mosque, Istanbul. Image Source: Reuters/Murad Sezer via Washington Post.

"Syrian refugees pose in the snow in front of their makeshift home in Ankara." Image Source: ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images via Washington Post.

"A rebel fighter takes aim during clashes with Syrian pro-government forces in the Salaheddin neighborhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo." Image Source: MEDO HALAB/AFP/Getty Images via Washington Post.

"Young Syrian refugees build a snowman in a makeshift refugee camp in the Lebanese village of Baaloul in the Bekaa Valley." Image Source: MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images via Washington Post.

"The Roman ruins of Baalbek, in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, are covered with snow." Image Source: AFP/Getty Images via Washington Post.

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