Daily Archives: 18 Mar 2018

The Word

In Zurich.

Being A Christian Should Be Apparent

Your Christianity should be so visible that no one needs to be told about it. It should be as apparent as your skin color. If it isn’t, you are doing your faith wrong.

They Just Stood Watching as a Prisoner Died… And They Weren’t in Afghanistan, they were In California

Jailhouse video reveals California sheriff’s deputies watching and sometimes laughing as a schizophrenic man who had been strapped naked to a chair for 46 hours writhes on the floor of his cell, loses consciousness and eventually dies.

The Tribune of San Luis Obispo on Friday posted a nearly eight-minute video of Andrew Holland’s death on Jan. 22, 2017. The newspaper said it reviewed more than 100 hours of jailhouse surveillance video in all.

San Luis Obispo County Administrative Officer Wade Horton called the footage “extremely painful to watch.” Click here to view footage, but be warned it contains content that is graphic. 

“What happened to Andrew Holland was a tragedy that impacts our entire community,” Horton told The Tribune in an email. “Although we can’t bring Andrew back, our county has made and continues to make changes in response to this terrible event.”

These cops need to go to prison.  Such indifference to human life…

Signs of the Times

For Those With Ears to Hear

Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive. (Prov. 17:28)

What Are Atheists Afraid Of?

The Purpose of Higher Ed is Education, Not a Guaranteed Job

Sam Gyimah is very taken by Moneysupermarket.com. Seven years ago, the newly elected Tory MP for East Surrey wrote an article for Conservative Home, bemoaning the fact that there existed no “Moneysupermarket.com for universities … to allow students to easily compare what’s on offer”.

Last week, Gyimah, now education minister, announced a new “tool” through which to grade degree courses, by giving them gold, silver and bronze stars, depending on teaching quality, dropout rates, career prospects and average salary earned. Students will be able to assess universities in the same way as services on Moneysupermarket.com, he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

While Gyimah was explaining his shiny new tool, Pok Wong, a student from Hong Kong, was suing Anglia Ruskin University for providing her with a “Mickey Mouse” education. Her degree in international business strategy management had not helped “secure a rewarding job with prospects”. “I hope that bringing this case will set a precedent so that students can get value for money,” she said.

Moneysupermarket.com. Value for money. A rewarding job. Welcome to the new vision of what universities are for. It’s not that “value for money” may not be important. A rewarding job certainly is. But when these become the main metrics by which higher education is judged, then we have a problem.

Read the whole piece.