Archive | September, 2009

Quote of the Day

30 September 2009

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Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules […]

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Race Relations

24 September 2009

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I caused some “discussion” on Facebook yesterday by posting the below video of Morgan Freeman on 60 Minutes, where he discussed one major step in eliminating racism: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO214IFRW1M] His solution is simple, effective, and RIGHT. The argument was brought up that I could never understand because of what others have been through. Fair enough–but that […]

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The Healthcare Debate: I Am At a Loss

19 September 2009

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One of the arguments that has come up in the healthcare debate is this: “well, it’s better than nothing”. For the life of me, I cannot understand the logic in this AT ALL. Let’s say you run out of gas and are on the side of the freeway. I stop to help, you tell me […]

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Homeschooling: Old Argument, New Spin

18 September 2009

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Was having a bit of discussion on Facebook about homeschooling, and another friend posted this link: Why Public School is the Bomb. First of all, the opening is so incredibly over-the-top that the article lost me on credibility right there. In all my discussions about homeschooling, whether online or in real life, it’s never been […]

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Would You Like Some Vaccine with Your Kool-Aid?

12 September 2009

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The setting: 1976, here in America. The government and the media were ramping up a scare campaign regarding the swine flu, when the facts point to low risk of outbreak and vaccinations were known to be dangerous. Sound familiar? This is the 60 Minutes report that aired a couple years after, and aired only once […]

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Confession Time

12 September 2009

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This is the first of a series of posts in which I confess something that many readers may not know about me, with the hope of generating some discussion on the topics. In short, read…then respond. It really is that simple. The first confession is this: I am a former youth pastor. I very rarely […]

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The Problem with Psystar

11 September 2009

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I’ve been considering getting Mac, simply because not only do I want to use OSX, but because on their platform I can also then run Windows and Linux on the machine. But the glaring gap in the Apple lineup is that there is no non-iMac system between the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro performance […]

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Remembering…and Rescheduling

11 September 2009

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I’ve been working on a post–or series of posts, I suppose, that was going to start today…based on the Friday Confession meme. But then I realized today just wasn’t the day for it, being September 11th and all, and that today was best spent on remembrance of that day 8 years ago…a day that changed […]

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Review: Fearless by Max Lucado

8 September 2009

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I jumped at the chance to review Fearless by Max Lucado when the offer came from Thomas Nelson. I’ve always enjoyed Lucado’s writing style and the distinctive lack of fluff that seems to be the current trend among so many current writers. And I was not disappointed. Fearless tackles the issue that faces us all: […]

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Operation Safe Drinking Water

2 September 2009

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I’ve hinted in recent weeks about the organization that I am excited to have become a part of and do some volunteer work for…and that non-profit is Operation Safe Drinking Water. According to UNICEF, unsanitary drinking water is the #1 killer of children in developing countries. Often, villages and families have no other choice, perpetuating […]

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