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Memorial Day

May 24th, 2015 by Vader

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May 24th, 2015 10:12:26

Unclear on how Facebook books

May 23rd, 2015 by Vader

Dear Palpatine:

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May 23rd, 2015 21:20:11

The Playing Fields of Eton

May 23rd, 2015 by MC

Playing fields of Eton

Mrs. MC: Did you tell our son that he could head-butt Jerome [a boy in his preschool class]?

MC: No.

Mrs. MC: Why does he think you told him that? (more…)

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May 23rd, 2015 19:38:51

He was just “mostly dead.”

May 23rd, 2015 by Bookslinger

Not “all dead.”

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*Cultural reference here.

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May 23rd, 2015 14:35:49

Christian Jeweller Tele-mobbed

May 22nd, 2015 by Man SL

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May 22nd, 2015 12:04:09

Eliminating troublesome aunts

May 22nd, 2015 by Bertie

Oh, I do say!

aunts

This is beastly. I suppose this must be that very odd American sense of humour, what? But it’s one thing to be pestered by one’s elder female relations, and quite another to actually entertain homicidal thoughts about the  dears. You’d never see anything like this in a civilised country like England. Sigh.

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May 22nd, 2015 08:02:27

The difference between lawyers and law professors

May 21st, 2015 by Vader

Some law professors’ views on how a court is likely to rule on an issue are untainted by exposure to actual courts.

–Thus Ken White

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May 21st, 2015 11:33:54

The carnage!

May 20th, 2015 by Vader

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May 20th, 2015 12:02:52

The Boy Scouts Ban Squirt Guns. What Should We Do About It?

May 20th, 2015 by Vader

The Boy Scouts of America are slowly succumbing to modernity.


According to recent BSA policy, the above picture is unkind and unsafe, unless the boy is wearing safety glasses and only pointing the super soaker at an approved target on an approved range.  Grinning while doing it has not yet been explicitly banned.

 

The BSA policy is being understandably mocked in the press. (more…)

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May 20th, 2015 08:44:13

Not New, Just New to Me

May 20th, 2015 by John Mansfield

Yesterday I remembered something my cousin’s husband said twenty-five years ago. He was an Air Force mechanic and would make a twenty-year career of it. He was assigned to the F-117 stealth fighter some number of months before its existence was publicly disclosed in 1988. Immediately before that he was working on F-4 Phantoms, the Vietnam workhorse that the Air Force had been flying since ’63. Sometimes he would marvel at the improvement in some state-of-the-art system, like the brakes, and then learn that it was the same system as used in the F-15 and not so new after all. From the perspective of the Phantom, a lot was new that wasn’t so new.

I changed spark plugs yesterday on a 2002 Chevy Prizm. (more…)

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May 20th, 2015 08:08:13

Service and the Atonement

May 18th, 2015 by G.

Did he also experience all the small acts of kindness, and service, where people went out of their way to “lift up the hands that hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees”? Did he experience the joy that the lonely feel when one reaches out to them to let them know they matter and are cared about? Did he feel the hope restored when we visit someone who is sick or in prison and cheered their hearts? Did he feel the relief of the overwhelmed when someone paused to share their burden with them? Did he feel the relief we feel when someone forgives us of our screwups and mistakes, or when someone shows us undeserved mercy?

-thus Jon Goff.  Read the whole thing.

It reminded me of the Royal Largesse theory of the atonement.  It gives a Christmas flavor to Easter doctrines.

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May 18th, 2015 12:46:22

Reductio Ad Absurdum

May 18th, 2015 by Vader

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May 18th, 2015 11:07:26

What are Our Children Worth to Us?

May 18th, 2015 by G.

Saturday I came home mid-morning from helping a neighbor with his irrigation turn. My son met me at the door. Can anyone be as solemn as a kid with an announcement? Solemnly, he informed me he couldn’t plant corn that day. (more…)

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May 18th, 2015 09:33:15

Don’t

May 18th, 2015 by G.

Don’t let them get you to trade your heroes for ghosts. Don’t give up trees for hot ashes. Don’t exchange your walk on part in a war for the lead role in a cage.

-thus Nathaniel Givens

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May 18th, 2015 08:23:37

Angina Monologue 15

May 17th, 2015 by Vader

Sometimes I wonder if there is really any hope for His Majesty.

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