Daily Archives: 18 Jun 2017

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Texas and Florida, of Course

WACO, Texas (AP) — Police in Central Texas say a woman fell into a foul mood when a fast-food restaurant took too long in delivering her chicken nuggets and she called 911 to complain.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Monday the woman wanted the nuggets given to her for free because of the delay.

Swanton says the woman was parked in the drive-thru lane at McDonald’s refusing to budge and being confrontational with employees, as vehicles lined up behind her.

A restaurant employee called 911 on Friday night to have police move the woman along and officers were responding when the woman also made her call to 911 to complain.

The unidentified woman was given her money back and told to leave, without her nuggets.

And

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ A Florida city says a former employee stole money to get a butt lift.

A Gainesville city report released Wednesday said Natwaina Clark stole $93,000 from the city, using $8,500 on the cosmetic surgery. The Gainesville Sun says (http://bit.ly/2rzKv3x ) the report shows the 33-year-old Clark also used city money for her cable television bill, food, highway tolls, a television and other expenses.

Clark was fired shortly before she was arrested last March 28 and charged with larceny and scheme to defraud. She has pleaded not guilty.

Quote of the Day

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

The Bible in Politics Conference Videos

Here.  For the sleep deprived.  (Just kidding) (Maybe).

Those Large Churches Are Stunting Your Spiritual Growth

Get yourself to a Church where you know everyone and everyone knows you.  Michael Svigel is right to write

Your spiritual growth is stunted in a church where you can indefinitely hide from other members.

It’s a fact.  And it’s also a fact that one of the reasons many people attend churches that are large is because doing so allows them to hide in plain sight.  They can pretend to be good Christians attending church but in fact they are hiding from Church, from the community of faith, in a place where there are so many people you can meet a stranger every week.

If you really, truly wish to grow as a Christian, as a disciple, get out of that big church and go to a Church where everyone knows who you are, and holds you accountable for your authentic discipleship.

#ICYMI – Germans Have Lots of Guns- But They Don’t Act Like Americans With Them. Why?

Dear American gun lovers- read this article.  Maybe you’ll learn something about proper gun ownership.  Maybe.

  • To get a gun, Germans must first obtain a firearms ownership license (Waffenbesitzkarte) – and you may need a different one for each weapon you buy – or a license to carry (Waffenschein).
  • Applicants for a license must be at least 18 years old and undergo what’s called a reliability check, which includes checking for criminal records, whether the person is an alcohol or drug addict, whether they have mental illness or any other attributes that might make them questionable to authorities.
  • One must also prove a specific and approved need for the weapon, which is mainly limited to use by hunters, competitive marksmen, collectors and security workers – not for self-defence.

And

  • Over the past 20 years, “crimes against life” – which include murder as well as negligent manslaughter – that involve guns have dropped from 783 in 1995 to 130 in 2015, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).
  • Of those crimes last year, just 57 were intentional murders.
  • This of course pales in comparison to the rates in the US, where firearm homicides surpass 11,000 people killed each year or roughly 3.5 deaths per 100,000 people, according to GunPolicy.org.
  • In Germany, that rate barely reaches 0.07 deaths per 100,000 people.

Read the whole thing.  Then tell the NRA that the Germans do better than Americans, with better laws and better implementation.  And the NRA doesn’t exist in Germany.

If you think sensible and strict gun laws don’t work, you’re just not paying attention.

Happy Father’s Day…

To all the guys worthy of the name.