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True Tales of Armed Citizens and Derring Do.

April 18th, 2014 by Bookslinger

The NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action) aggregates media stories/reports of legally armed citizens responding to or preventing assaults or threats of violence.

Behold, The Armed Citizen.

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April 18th, 2014 10:31:23

Quantum theory may explain the soul and consciousness.

April 18th, 2014 by Bookslinger

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April 18th, 2014 10:30:29

God is a Creator

April 17th, 2014 by Zen

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While the Earth may have been created in 6 days, the Almighty certainly has not taken a vacation. By nature, He is a creator, and he continues to create, both gradual new life on earth and new bodies outside of this earth. Here we have an instability in the rings of Saturn, forming into a new moon. This one in particular, (informally known as ‘Peggy’) is not expected to grow much larger and may not be stable. But scientists think that the rest of the moons of Saturn formed in a similar way and that the ring system of Saturn used to be much more extensive.

Thus JPL

And in other planet related news, scientists working with the Kepler telescope have just announced discovery of the first Earth-sized planet in the so-called Goldilocks Zone. This is the closest match made so far, out of the 1800+ planets discovered and it is a mere 500 light years away.

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April 17th, 2014 12:19:55

When Guns are Outlawed…. part 3

April 16th, 2014 by Bookslinger

they can still use knives for mass killings.

Note: all victims were unarmed.

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April 16th, 2014 09:44:04

The Land of Mañana is the Land of Mañana.

April 14th, 2014 by Man SL

The US is going southwest, inevitably. That’s not a prediction, its simply looking at current births and realizing that every 20-year old 20 years from now is being born now.

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April 14th, 2014 12:58:34

When Guns are Outlawed…. part 2

April 10th, 2014 by Bookslinger

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April 10th, 2014 12:20:28

What We Could Learn from the Amish

April 08th, 2014 by Adam G.

The Amish are one of the few healthy communities in the modern world by the simplest and most profound metric.

At the same time, they aren’t able to excel in math, technology, art, or society. Their (very effective and admirable) solution is also self-limiting.

But the Mormon model isn’t ideal either. It allows more individual and family excellence and much more missionary work. But it isn’t as good at promoting real community (I know, because I grew up in an old-fashioned stake in one of the Mormon settlements on the Deseret periphery that was still run the old way, and I can see the very big distance between then and now. It’s not just my youthful nostalgia either. My father moved there as an adult from the urban wards where he grew up; he gets choked up remembering the experience). And it isn’t as effective at retaining the young or even at having young. Though still quite good, mind you.

What’s needed, I think, is for Mormons to capture a little bit of that old experimental flair. We need more Mormon intentional communities. All kinds of efforts. We need more failures, basically.

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April 08th, 2014 12:13:08

NASA cutting off ties to Russia

April 03rd, 2014 by Zen

This will really show those Russians.

NASA is cutting off ties with Russia and is banning all communication, but insists this will not affect work on the International Space Station.

Considering we completely rely on Russia now, for space travel, this threat is somewhat lacking in intimidation.

Eh… I never thought much of the ISS as it is. But being in a position for it to be repossessed by Russia is humiliating.

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April 03rd, 2014 02:18:44

When guns are outlawed…

March 25th, 2014 by Bookslinger

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March 25th, 2014 11:35:38

Knowledge of Good and Evil through Experience

March 23rd, 2014 by Adam G.

In the Mormon myth taught in holy places, Adam and Eve do not recognize Sata in the Garden. If you pay close attention you will notice that Adam and Eve don’t recognize Satan at first in the fallen world either. (more…)

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March 23rd, 2014 09:05:10

A Rising, a Scab, or a Bright Spot

March 21st, 2014 by John Mansfield

Through repetition a pattern emerges that would be ignored if only seen in a couple of instances. (more…)

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March 21st, 2014 10:02:55

British humor

March 13th, 2014 by Bookslinger

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March 13th, 2014 10:08:24

A Sporting Chance

March 11th, 2014 by John Mansfield

“Amane Gobena of Ethiopia won the women’s race and Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men’s race in the 29th Asics L.A. Marathon. Gobena, 31, won in 2 hours 27 minutes 37 seconds, collecting $25,000 for the victory. Burka, 26, clocked a 2:10:37 to win a marathon for the first time. He also won $25,000. Gobena won $50,000 for winning the gender ‘challenge.’ The women were given a 17:41 head start and Gobena finished 41 seconds ahead of Burka.”
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I wonder if I could beat Miss Gobena if she allowed me a four-hour head start? Actually I would prefer starting at the same time, but with an 18-mile lead. It would be sporting, in the sense that I’m not sure which of us would win, but not sufficiently interesting an outcome that anyone would put up a purse that would attract either of us to the challenge.

[The six sentence quote above was published by the LA Times as four consecutive paragraphs, but are here consolidated as one paragraph. It seems paragraphs are now what we used to consider sentences, and any periods in the middle of modern paragraphs would have previously been semicolons.]

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March 11th, 2014 10:16:37

Debunking the 97% ‘consensus’ on global warming

March 04th, 2014 by Bookslinger

Only 3% of climate scientists support the idea of anthropogenic global warming, AGW, at most. This article links to reports, here, that reviewed the “surveys” and comes to a completely different conclusion.

Bookmark these links. This is the smoking gun showing what liars the global-warming alarmists are.

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March 04th, 2014 16:20:22

Older Woman Dies from Shoveling Snow

March 04th, 2014 by John Mansfield

We’ve passed through a much snowier than usual winter in my part of the country. How much more? So much more that shoveling away yesterday’s half-foot led to the fatal heart attack of a 60-year-old woman. (link) Those who celebrate Equal Occupational Fatality Day know that workplace deaths of men outnumber those of women by more than 12-to-1, as they should. I wonder if fatal heart attacks suffered by snow-shoveling woman are even more rare. I’d never heard of one before, while such fatalities for men are proverbial. I would be feeling pretty lousy about myself and my sons if that woman had died on our street.

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March 04th, 2014 12:03:20