Interesting Bits

12/03/2012 6:51

Come Up And See Me Sometime

  (Japanese scientists are developing a humanoid robot designed to converse with astronauts and keep them company aboard the International Space Station.) But it doesn't look like Mae West, or even Angelina Joli)

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12/02/2012 6:46

How's That Smart Diplomacy Working Out?

Egyptians Fear Decades of Muslim Brotherhood Rule, Warn President Morsi is No Friend to the United States. (Which is not news to some of us, but is news to Obama)

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12/02/2012 3:54

The Jack Daniels Church?

A Kentucky Church founded in a bar just celebrated its First Anniversary. Within a year of its founding, Gospel Light gained 400 members and saw over 100 people baptized ... the growth of the Hazard church hs been termed "miraculous."  (Still think the Jack Daniels Church would be a good name.)

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12/02/2012 1:03

A Sense of Cosmic Wonder and Awe

Quasar Discovered Has 100 Times More Power Than the Milky Way. (One of the problems with creationists is their conception of creation is much too small and limited)

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12/02/2012 12:22

In Case You Were Wondering...

 

NASA says world will not end on Dec. 21 in "Mayan Apocalypse."   (All those Doomsday parties on Dec. 20 will have to be cancelled.)

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12/02/2012 7:50

Small Business Owners Lose Confidence After Election

Well, so has everyone else. (If the people we’re counting on to jumpstart the recovery are pessimistic about their future business prospects, that is a big problem)

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12/01/2012 8:39

50 Shades of Idiocy and Bad Writing

 

50 Shades of Gray Invades Evangelical World (Somehow I just don't think this is a good thing,)

 

But..Marissa Elliott, a Boston-area adjunct literature professor and an evangelical Christian, said she has trouble understanding what all the fuss is about.

"The only thing that upset me was the quality of writing," said Elliott, who read the book about a month ago and considered it no better than your average beach novel.

Elliott, who admits she is probably an atypical evangelical, says the book hardly deserves a glowing recommendation. But it shouldn't be branded a marriage destroyer either.

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12/01/2012 12:16

The Importance of Angels

“When we were ready to step into the capitol, I sensed a strong demonic presence. I prayed, ‘Lord, would you please send warring angels to go into the capitol before us?’ Incredibly, I immediately saw two angels before me, each 20 feet tall. One had a sword, and the other had a huge hammer or mallet.

 

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12/01/2012 11:08

OK, A Hit Man With a Soft Heart

Haven't seen Killing them Softly" yet but I have a lot of respect for the intelligence and acumen of Rebecca Cusey and she sees some merit in the film, although she admits it's not for everyone. ("Equally shocking, however, is the humanity the film pulls out of the characters. Somehow, scum and murderers though they are, the audience still finds itself rooting for them. Sure, you murder for a living and I write about movies, but much of our underlying realities are the same.")

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12/01/2012 10:56

Going Against the Journalistic Grain

Denver-based Clarity Media Group, owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz, said Friday that it has purchased The Gazette in Colorado Springs and plans to increase the paper's staff and size. (Inceasing a paper's size and staff nowadays is rare indeed. Newspapers are dying. I don't know anything about the Clarity Media Group, but I hope it's staffed by good management.)



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12/01/2012 8:30

Is Heaven Real?

Yes, but Dr. Eben Alexander's after life story in Newsweek may not be. ("So it must be asked, is the description of his OBE consistent with the Christian faith? For a number of reasons, it is not.")

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12/01/2012 8:07

Well, They Can't All be Good

The Ten Most Disappointing Movies of 2012 (Although I still want to see "John Carter." I missed that. Of course, considering the revenues, so did most people.)

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11/30/2012 10:11

Family Income Is Declining

The median net worth of American households has dropped to a 43-year low as the lower and middle classes appear poorer and less stable than they have been since 1969. (Guess what it will be after four more years of Obama? HIs friends will be rich and everyone else will be poor. That's what politicians mean when they say "redistribute" the wealth. They take your money and give it to their political friends and allies.)

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