Daily Archives: 28 Oct 2010

Absolutely Positively Absurd: McDonalds is Guilty of Making a Manager Fat

    A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald’s must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds (30 kilograms) while working there for a dozen years. The 32-year-old man said he felt forced to sample … Continue reading

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J. Alberto Soggin has Died

This is turning out to be a sucky day. Sad news – The death of Jan Alberto Soggin . Funeral: 29.10.2010 – Chiesa evangelica valdese – Roma, Via IV – 14.30 – via Elio Jucci. Soggin was the 2007 winner … Continue reading

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iPad User? You And George Bush…

iPad users have much in common with George Bush- he LOVES his iPad too! President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush may be BlackBerry addicts, but Apple’s iPad is their new must-have gadget. In an interview for … Continue reading

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The Death Count Keeps Rising in Mexico

    If you love your family, and your life, avoid Mexico. The place is a killing field. You can’t visit a carwash (as we learned yesterday) or a neighborhood without running the risk of being cut down by gang-banger … Continue reading

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Luther: On Impractical Speculative Theology

Divinity consists in use and practice, not in speculation and meditation. Every one that deals in speculations, either in household affairs or temporal government, without practice, is lost and nothing worth. When a tradesman makes his account, how much profit … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumaninty to Teen Girls

A Somali militant group publicly executed two teenage girls Wednesday after accusing them of being spies for the Somali government, according to the group, eyewitnesses and a relative of one of the girls. “Those two girls were evil and they … Continue reading

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Why Are Politicians Such Liars?

NPR had a fine report this morning on this political season’s adverts. In general, the ads politicians are running rate as barely true and mostly false. Why are politicians such liars? — Republican Christine O’Donnell claimed that Chris Coons, her … Continue reading

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The Current Issue of Zwingliana

Articles – Vol 36 (2009) Profile des frühen Täufertums im Raume Bern, Solothurn, Aargau — Martin Haas Die Zürcher Landeskirche und die Täufer. Oder: “Die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen.” (Joh 8,32) — Ruedi Reich Noch einmal: Huldreich Zwinglis hebräische … Continue reading

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Ehud Netzer Has Indeed Died

Via Jack Sasson- this sad news yesterday At http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3975778,00.html is an article in Hebrew reporting that on October 26, Ehud Netzer fell at Herodion. He is currently in critical condition at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, with head and neck … Continue reading

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Priests v. Palestinians

And this time it has nothing to do with bickering or unpleasant conflict. This time it’s football. The priests may have been hoping for a miracle when they took on the Palestinian national football team in Bethlehem but they lost … Continue reading

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The Gospel of John: The New International Commentary on the New Testament

J. Ramsey Michaels is the author of this very new massive volume on the Gospel of John which consists of a lengthy introduction in seven parts and exposition in five.  You can read an excerpt here.  The awesome folk at … Continue reading

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