Daily Archives: 20 Feb 2011

Killed for Eating Popcorn Loudly at a Movie…

A man was shot dead at a Latvian cinema after eating his popcorn too loudly during a screen of Black Swan, according to reports. Police said they had arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of shooting a 42-year-old fellow audience member … Continue reading

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Ummm, Well, Gee, Let’s See, How to Put This…

US scientists say there’s strong evidence linking oral sex to cancer, and have urged more study of how human papillomaviruses may be to blame for a rise in oral cancer among white men….  Previous studies have suggested that people who … Continue reading

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Chris Rollston Remembers Anson Rainey

Here.  He titles it Among the Last of the Titans: Aspects of Professor Anson Rainey’s Life and Legacy (1930-2011).  That gives you some indication of where his esteem for Rainey begins.

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Madness in Mexico

Mexico is experiencing the worst violence since the Conquistadors and the solution to the problem is the banning of a video game?  They’re worried about a video game???  Seriously? A shoot-em-up video game set in the border town of Ciudad … Continue reading

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What Makes an Atheist?

Shallow thinking and theology formed from cartoons.  So home Brewer is certainly on the right track!

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Higher Ed is Obese, Slovenly, and Out of Shape

So how can it be whipped back into shape?  That’s the question the Washington Post asks. We take a look at eight big problems facing the academy and, aided by some of its greatest minds, offer up some big ideas … Continue reading

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British Gay Muslims Want to Marry…

British gay Muslims are joining the global fight for equality and seeking gay Islamic marriage. The BBC’s 5 live Investigates speaks to one couple about their ‘nikah’ – a Muslim matrimonial contract – and asks how they balance their sexuality … Continue reading

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Firefox Users and Twitter: Echofon

Happened across this very useful Firefox addon for users of Twitter that may be of interest to many.  Echofon. Echofon adds a tiny status bar icon that notifies you when your friends post tweets. You can also view updates in … Continue reading

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Here’s One Instance When I Can Applaud ‘Anonymous’

Members of Westboro Baptist Church, known for protesting at funerals of fallen U.S. service men and women, might be facing a hacked website soon.  The group of controversial protesters from Kansas, which responded to last month’s shooting rampage in Tucson … Continue reading

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Why Teacher Collective Bargaining Matters

Only 5 states do not have collective bargaining for educators and have deemed it illegal. Those states and their ranking on ACT/SAT scores are as follows: South Carolina – 50th North Carolina – 49th Georgia – 48th Texas – 47th … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Own Mubarak

It’s fascinating to watch the doings in Wisconsin where the Governor is just as stubborn as Hosni Mubarak and as little willing to listen to the voice of the people as Mubarak was. It’s also fascinating to watch the American … Continue reading

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The Palestinians are Right to Feel Insulted

Around 3,000 Palestinians gathered in the West Bank on Sunday to protest against the US veto that nixed a Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements.  The crowd massed in Ramallah’s Manara Square, a central roundabout in the West Bank city, … Continue reading

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Ian McEwan Takes it to Them

Renowned British novelist Ian McEwan has accepted an Israeli literary prize in Jerusalem with harsh criticism of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.  At an acceptance ceremony for the Jerusalem Prize, McEwan praised Israel’s technological and artistic advances but asked: … Continue reading

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Jim Linville: The Antichrist Identified!

Yup. Here’s the wicked proof… Such wickedness can only spring from the offspring of Satan. I think you’ll agree. Especially given the first rule- ‘Zwingli is fair game’! Perversity!!! Lutheranism!!!!! Anyway I’ll be praying for the souls taking part that … Continue reading

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Verse of the Day

Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly. Lev 19:15

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Anglican Clergy Can Be Anything They Want, and they Don’t Have to Tell It

The church in Britain is becoming more and more Episcopalian every day.  Take, for instance, its latest decision: The Church of England has infuriated traditionalists by dropping the requirement for clergy to disclose their marital status when they apply for … Continue reading

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Christians, Thanks for Helping Egypt Gain Freedom, Now, Shut Up. Oh and you Women Too…

The United States expressed its regret for the absence of any Egyptian female element on the newly appointed committee charged with proposing amendments to the Egyptian constitution, as women also protested for change and participated in the revolution that brought … Continue reading

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I’m Very, Very Disappointed…

Of the 1,900 people who will watch Prince William 28, and Miss Middleton, 29, exchange their marriage vows in the morning service at Westminster Abbey, the majority will be drawn from the couple’s circle of family and friends. First, I … Continue reading

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The Only Foreign Policy that Makes Sense

It’s time for the United States to adopt the following foreign policy statement and to apply it at every opportunity: The United States is completely energy independent and has neither interest in nor desire to interfere with other nation’s internal … Continue reading

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