In the United Kingdom: More than 900,000 choose to drop their sickness benefits rather than take a tough medical test.
Or the animal will get really mad
A man who was taunting a 1,500 pound bison at Antelope Island State Park in Utah was charged by the bison who rammed him into a fence.
David Stockton: The End Is Near And There's Nothing We Can do About it.
The United States is broke — fiscally, morally, intellectually — and the Fed has incited a global currency war (Japan just signed up, the Brazilians and Chinese are angry, and the German-dominated euro zone is crumbling) that will soon overwhelm it. When the latest bubble pops, there will be nothing to stop the collapse. If this sounds like advice to get out of the markets and hide out in cash, it is.
(The Florida Atlantic University student who protested "Stomp on Jesus" exericise now charged with being a theat. the accusation is, of course, false and only proves that academics will lie to you quicker than a politician or a pundit.)
The reason the student faced charge was that "the instructor was verbally threatened," not because the student objected to the Jesus exercise. "He faced a hearing over that."
Because of Christ, tragedy never has the last word
Tragedy rightly calls faith into question, but it also affirms faith. It is good news that we are not the random byproducts of a meaningless universe, but rather creations of a loving God who wants to live with us forever.
Washington Post executives made millions while the paper cut benefits and laid off staff. A little irony for our times.
Critic says most literary fiction is terrible. (I'm off the hook. I don't write "literary fiction.")
Immersing oneself in the world of contemporary literary fiction — is, potentially, a recipe for hackneyed, insular, boring writing.
However, A Dark Orange Farewell and "At Play in the Seas of the Lord" are very exciting novels. And if you like romance, there's "Bay Island Beauty," which is suspenseful AND romantic.
Steve Wheatcroft has never led, much less won, a PGA tournament. But he is leading going into Saturday's round of the Houston Open.
Wish him the best.
As Easter nears, there is a global assault on Christians, much of it in Muslim nations. But it's an assault the U.S. government doesn't want to recognize.
It’s rarely if ever fashionable among Western elites to focus on persecution of Christians. According to secular and leftist mythology, Christians are habitually the persecutors and imperialists. Victims groups are typically non-Christians. But today most Christians are outside the West, in the East or Global South, where hundreds of millions are routinely vulnerable to oppressive regimes and/or hostile movements. The largest persecuted Christian group is in China. But persecution of Christians is most ascendant against Christians in majority Muslim countries.
Retaliation actually has a fairly patriotic tone, with most of its heroes being Americans and a stirring moment of triumph involving our flag. Also, the notion of a president who hides his true intentions under a veneer of amiability will go down easy with conservatives. Retaliation isn’t a must-see but it’s a rousing pro-American popcorn movie that’s worth the ticket price.
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