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Eben-Ezer

Eben-Ezer is the name of a location, mentioned by the Books of Samuel as the scene of battles between the Israelites and Philistines. It is specified as having been less than a day's journey by foot from Shiloh, near Aphek, in the neighbourhood of Mizpah, near the western entrance of the pass of Bethoron. However, its location has not been identified in modern times with much certainty, with some identifying it with Beit Iksa, others with Dayr Aban, it appears in the Books of Samuel in two narratives: In the first narrative, the Philistines defeat the Israelites though the Israelites brought the Ark of the Covenant onto the battlefield in hope of it bringing them a divinely assured victory. As a result of the Philistine victory and the Ark's presence on the battlefield, it was captured by the Philistines, not returned until many months later. In the second narrative, the Israelites defeat the Philistines, after Samuel has offered a sacrifice. Samuel puts up a stone in memorial and names it Eben-Ezer.

This monument is referred to in the hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. It is accepted among many Israeli archaeologists and historians to place the Eben-Ezer of the first narrative in the immediate neighborhood of modern-day Kafr Qasim, near Antipatris, while the second battle's location is deemed to be insufficiently well-defined in the Biblical text; the other proposed site is called "Isbet Sartah". Some scholars hold. C. R. Conder identified the Aphek of Eben-Ezer with a ruin some 3.7 miles distant from Dayr Aban, known by the name Marj al-Fikiya. Eusebius, when writing about Eben-ezer in his Onomasticon, says that it is "the place from which the Gentiles seized the Ark, between Jerusalem and Ascalon, near the village of Bethsamys", a locale that corresponds with Conder's identification; the same site, near Beth Shemesh, has been identified by Epiphanius as being Eben-ezer. Song of Moses Ebenezer Media related to Eben Ezer churches at Wikimedia Commons "Ebenezer"; the American Cyclopædia.

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Side grip

The side grip is a technique for shooting a handgun in which the weapon is rotated about ninety degrees and held horizontally instead of vertically. Shooting a gun in this way has no practical benefit under most circumstances and makes proper aiming difficult, but the style has become somewhat popular in hip hop culture and among street criminals due to its portrayal in American film and television since the early 1990s. Holding a weapon sideways has long been equated with risky and indiscriminate shooting. For instance, in the 1894 American novel John March, Southerner, by George Washington Cable, a character orates, "No man shall come around here aiming his gun sideways; the side grip found some use with early 20th century submachineguns, such as the Thompson M1 or the M3 "grease gun". Because their heavy recoil made them tend to climb when fired in full automatic mode, soldiers would hold them sideways so that the bullets would spread in a horizontal rather than vertical arc, hitting more targets.

Law enforcement officers will sometimes use the side grip to shoot while holding a riot shield or ballistic shield with their other hand. Because the shield limits the field of view and tilting the gun may make the sights more visible under these circumstances; some shooters with issues of ocular dominance will tilt the gun at a 15 to 45 degree angle in order to take advantage of their better eye. Although holding a gun sideways makes it hard to control and aim, it does not, as is sometimes believed, make the weapon any more prone to jamming; because self-loading weapons eject spent cases with a force, much stronger than gravity, the case will not remain stuck in the chamber if it is ejected upwards. The side grip has been portrayed in movies since at least the 1960s, notably in the westerns One-Eyed Jacks and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; the style's cinematic benefit is that it makes it easier to see both the weapon and the actor's face in a tight camera shot. The side grip was popularized with the 1993 American hood film, Menace II Society, where this technique is shown in the film's opening scene during the armed robbery of a Los Angeles, California convenience store.

According to the directors, they witnessed the technique themselves in a 1987 robbery in Detroit and used it on film because it struck them as "sloppy and realistic". Other filmmakers were fast to pick up the gesture, it soon came to represent "arrogance and cool power" in Hollywood's visual shorthand, being used in a great number of 1990s action and gangster movies including Desperado, Seven, The Usual Suspects and Copycat; as a result of its numerous portrayals in American film and television, the side grip is emulated in segments of American popular culture that value coolness and aggressiveness, such as hip hop music and the criminal subculture. As a result, the side grip has been used in violent armed crime in the United States; the style has become a cliché in rap culture to such an extent that a 2009 New York police statement could describe a criminal as flipping his "gun on its side like a character out of a rap video"

Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State Park is an American state park located in central Oregon's High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels. Smith Rock is considered the birthplace of modern American sport climbing, is host to cutting-edge climbing routes, it is popular for sport climbing, traditional climbing, multi-pitch climbing, bouldering. The geology of Smith Rocks is volcanic, it is made up of layers of recent basalt flows overlaying tuff formations. 30 million years ago, a large caldera was formed when overlying rock collapsed into an underground lava chamber. This created a huge amount of rock and ash debris; that material solidified into rock. Rhyolite flows intruded along faults in the Smith Rock Tuff. A half million years ago, basalt lava flows from nearby volcanoes covered the older tuff. More the Crooked River cut its way through the layers of rock to create today's geographic features. Smith Rock itself is a 3,200-foot -high ridge with a sheer cliff-face overlooking a bend in the Crooked River, making the cliffs about 600 feet high.

The origin of the Smith Rock name is uncertain. One story, published the Albany States Rights Democrat in 1867, states that Smith Rock was named after John Smith, Linn County Sheriff and an Oregon state legislator in the 1850s and 1860s; the newspaper article credits Smith with "discovering" the rock. Another story claims the rock was named after a soldier named Smith who fell to his death from the rock in 1863 while his unit was camped nearby; the State of Oregon obtained the park property between 1960 and 1975 from the City of Redmond and Harry and Diane Kem. The park has many miles of developed trails for hiking; the trails have viewpoints along the routes that overlook the Crooked River and nearby rock formations. The two main trails are the Summit Misery Ridge; the park's trail network links to neighboring Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management trails on adjacent public lands. The soil and native vegetation on the steep hillsides in the park are sensitive to damage, so visitors are required to stay on established trails.

The park contains the first U. S. climb rated 5.14. The area attracts high level climbers. In 1983, Alan Watts began to use sport climbing ethics. Shortly after, between 1992 and 2009, about 500 new climbing routes were added; this brought climbers from all over the world as Smith Rock became the world capital for sport climbing. To this day, the park still attracts climbers from around the globe; the winter weather is cold, but climbers still make the journey due to the reduced traffic on routes. Summer months reach the 100s °F; some climbing routes are closed periodically for the protection of nesting birds of prey. Smith Rock State Park has more than 1,800 rock climbing routes as of 2010; the park is broken up into walls and have names used by the climbing community. The Christian Brothers area is a large group of rock spires in between Asterisk Pass and The Dihedrals; the walls that make up the Christian Brothers area are the Prophet Wall, The Beard, Testament Slab and the Combination Blocks. There are several routes in this area that are noteworthy such as Wartley's Revenge, Revelations with its high first bolt off the ground, Double Trouble, BBQ the Pope, Rude Boys, Scarface and Chemical Ali.

The Dihedrals are located between the Four Horseman and Asterisk Pass just pass the Morning Glory Wall. It is one of the more popular areas to climb in the park with easy classics like Cinnamon Slab, Bunny Face, it has some more moderate climbs of high quality such as Moonshine Dihedral and Karate Crack as well some of the more difficult and famous climbs such as Heinous Cling, Chain Reaction and To Bolt or Not to Be. The Gorge contains more climbs. Climbers need to be stout climbers as most routes start in the low 5.12's. The rock is basalt different from the welded tuff you find in most of the other climbing areas in Smith Rock State Park; the lower gorge is a location to get away from the heat of the late spring and early fall. The Marsupials are the farthest climbing area from the main entrance of the park. To get there, go across the bridge and turn right on Wolf Tree Trail. Follow this around the canyon following the Crooked River and turn up Burma Road; the beginning of the Marsupials starts just off Burma Road.

The three main areas in the Marsupials are The Wombat and Brogan Spire. Famed climber Beth Rodden made the first female ascent of The Optimist located on the "Koala Rock" side of the Marsupials; the Monkey Face area has many routes, but is known for the iconic rock spire known as "Monkey Face," a distinctly primate looking face when viewed from certain angles. This iconic tower boasts many routes. One of the more famous routes, Just Do It, is still a testpiece for climbers to prove their prowess. Directly across from the "mouth" of Monkey Face is a prominent rock outcropping that comes close to the tower. There is tyrollean traverse gear nailed down on the outcropping and within the "mouth" of Monkey Face. Adventurous climbers can connect these with 1" nylon webbing and create a "slackline" between the tw

Control (Puddle of Mudd song)

"Control" is a song by the rock band Puddle of Mudd. It is the first single off of their album Come Clean, it was written by Wes Scantlin and was co-written by Brad Stewart. The song "Control" was popular, peaking at number 3 on the Mainstream Rock chart, number 3 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Control" is about a relationship. Scantlin told MTV that he was "going out with an uncontrollable person" and said that he was uncontrollable, too. Scantlin told MTV: But the intimacy was really good... some freaky-deaky things going on. The end of the song is the wake-up, "Man, I can't deal with this anymore." The mental frustration isn't worth the bonus. When I wrote those lyrics, I was going, "Ah, man, I don't know if the record company's going to let this fly." I didn't know. The music video starts with a segment of Wes Scantlin being kicked out from a truck after he had been arguing with a girl, driving; as a result, the band are late to a gig at a local bar. The majority of the video cuts between Scantlin walking to the venue, the driver driving away from him, the band performing at the bar.

Towards the bridge of the song, Scantlin finds the girl again, who has pulled over to the side of the road. The two pretend to make up; as the final chorus comes in, Scantlin throws her keys into a puddle of mud, a pun on the band's name. US and Europe promo Europe enhanced single Australian enhanced UK enhanced single UK 7-inch brown vinylEurope enhanced Maxi Single The song was featured on the Muchmusic compilation album Big Shiny Tunes 6; the song was used as part of movie soundtracks. This song was the theme song for WWF Survivor Series 2001. "Control" Official music video on YouTube

Marble Hornets

Marble Hornets is a YouTube web series inspired by the Slender Man online mythos. The first video was posted on YouTube on June 20, 2009, following a post that its creator, Troy Wagner, created on the Something Awful forum the previous day. To date, there are 92 videos on the main channel; the series has 39 accompanying videos from a side-channel, "totheark". These videos, as well as the eponymous "totheark", have been featured multiple times throughout the story; as of June 16, 2019, the principal channel has over 100 million views. On August 3, 2015, a follow-up series titled Clear Lakes 44 was uploaded onto the Marble Hornets channel; as of April 2016, Clear Lakes 44 was cancelled after the members of the creative team went their separate ways, as confirmed by Wagner. On October 16, 2016, a successor to Clear Lakes 44, titled ECKVA, was launched. On December 27, 2017, Wagner posted a new photo to his Twitter page, teasing a comic related to Marble Hornets slated for a 2018 release. In 2015, a film spinoff Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story was released.

Season 1The series follows Jay Merrick, a young man who attempts to find out what happened during the filming of Marble Hornets, an unfinished student film helmed by Jay's friend, Alex Kralie. Three years before, Alex abruptly ended the project after only two months of production. Before cutting contact with Jay, Alex gave him the tapes containing raw footage from the film and told Jay never to talk about it with him again. By watching the tapes, Jay discovers that the filming seemed to be hampered by a figure known as "The Operator" who stalked Alex no matter what time and place. Alex‘s physical and mental state became affected by The Operator such as Alex having severe coughing fits, severe paranoia to the point of affecting his personality making him more stressful and aggressive towards his cast and crew members, buying tons of tapes to film himself in order to catch footage of The Operator on camera. Along with this, Jay finds that the tapes have bad audio and visual problems such as audio distortion, visual distortion, inaudible audio at times, missing footage, no audio.

Most of these are assumed to be The Operator `. Jay does speculate; the Operator soon begins invading Jay's personal life, inducing him to set up cameras in his apartment. Posting the tapes to YouTube as "Entries" nets Jay cryptic and threatening responses from a user known as "Totheark". Jay's investigation leads him to meet with one of the film's cast members, Tim Wright, sends him to the abandoned house of another cast member, Brian Thomas where Jay finds the house trashed and finds several important things there such as a bullet casing, a pill bottle, a bunch of Alex’s drawings, a water bottle in a closet door along with blanket, a trail of blood upstairs that leads to the bathroom where Jay finds dry blood in them sink, that the lights don’t work. Throughout his visit, Jay hears lots of strange noises and has a severe coughing fit. Jay decides to take the stuff. Totheark responds to Jay with a video revealing they were the ones making the strange noises and were watching Jay the whole time.

Jay uploads footage of he, Tim doing a scene together while The Operator was standing outside watching them through the window. Jay notes that he is disturbed by the footage since he has no memory of it happening. Jay decides to go back to Brian‘s house in case he missed something important, where he has his first encounter with a masked figure who tackles Jay before having a seizure and Jay waking up the next day with the knife he brought with him gone. Jay uploads the next entry revealing that like Alex, he himself had been filming himself for a while but found nothing important and recorded it to a hard drive until he found footage of the masked figure watching him sleeping before Jay disappears for 2 hours. Totheark responds to Jay with a video showing where Jay was during those past 2 hours. Jay uploads the next entry where he analyzes all of the stuff he found during his first visit at Brian’s house, he finds that the pill bottle is empty and has had its label torn off though he didn’t find it like that.

He finds that bullet casing he had is missing. Jay suspects. Jay looks through Alex’s drawings and finds a message telling him to go to a tower. Jay visits a red tower to find a tape that shows Alex leaving his cameraman Seth Wilson in an abandoned building when confronted with The Operator, with Alex subsequently determining that all of the cast and crew of Marble Hornets are "gone". Threats of stalking from Totheark causes Jay to flee his apartment, subsequently burned down. Jay receives video in the mail of Alex and his girlfriend, Amy Walters, being attacked by The Operator; as a result, Jay sets out to find Alex. Season 2Seven months an amnesiac Jay wakes up in a hotel room and meets with a amnesiac young woman, Jessica Locke, who subsequently disappears, he unlocks a safe in his hotel room containing videos and a hard drive revealing the events that transpired during the previous seven months. The footage shows that, during the missing seven months, Jay had a run-in with Alex, which saw them forming an alliance to find Amy.

Jay learned that the masked figure was Tim. Having been driven insane by the terror of The Operator and suspicious of Jay spying on him, Alex killed a stranger whose body was taken by The Operator; the videos reveal that

Olluquito

Olluquito, olluquito con carne and olluquito con ch'arki are traditional dishes in Peruvian cuisine made with ulluku a root vegetable that has edible leaves. It is an important root crop in the Andean region of South America, second only to the potato; the leaf and the tuber are edible. The Ulluku contains high levels of protein and carotene. Papalisa were used by the Incas prior to arrival of Europeans in South America, it can be served with meat. Ch'arki is the technique employed in the Andean highlands to cure meat by salting dehydration. Incidentally the word "jerky" in English is derived from this Andean word; the dish is a stew of finely diced ulluku with ch'arki pieces, served with white rice. The major appeal of the ulluku is its crisp texture which remains when cooked; because of its high water content, the ulluku is not suitable for frying or baking but it can be cooked in many other ways like the potato. In the pickled form, it is added to hot sauces. Together with the mashua it is used the Colombian cuisine dish cocido boyacense.

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