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  • Wanted: Thinking Christians

    06/22/2014 4:41:43 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 27 replies
    Modern Reformation ^ | Unknown | James Montgomery Boice
    It's not just that there's a lack of a Christian way of thinking -- a "Christian mind" -- but there is hardly a mind at all. Some years ago I read an article in Newsweek about a husband and wife team of scientists who studied ducks. In order to observe their habits, they built a blind by a pond, then settled in to watch. During their investigations, they observed among the ducks incidences of what they called gang rape. While it was not written in so many words, the bottom line of the article was this: If gang rape takes...
  • 3 FREE COURSES TO HELP YOU BE A CHRISTIAN IN A POST-CHRISTIAN CULTURE

    06/07/2014 2:59:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    overcomingtheworld.info ^ | 6/7/14 | RC Sproul, et al
    Christian Worldview Join Dr. R.C. Sproul as he examines today's most popular worldviews and demonstrates that only the Christian worldview answers life’s ultimate questions.... (Offer ends June 15, 2014)
  • 10 Things I Would Tell My 18 Year Old Self

    12/07/2013 4:07:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 12/7/13 | RC Sproul Jr
    We all have regrets. We look back at forks in the road behind us and wonder where we might be now had we chosen more wisely back then. Every misstep, however, is an opportunity to learn, to follow more faithfully in Jesus’ footsteps. How gracious that our Lord not only covers our folly, but is able to grow wisdom out of it? Below are ten things the now me would seek to impress into the stubborn mind of the then me.10. Cultivate gratitude, put to death grumbling. I am persuaded the path to future blessing follows on the trail of giving...
  • A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain

    10/19/2013 9:43:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 10/18/2013 | Stephen M. Kosslyn and G. Wayne Miller
    If you move the view to the side, however, you can see the top and bottom parts of the brain, demarcated largely by the Sylvian fissure, the crease-like structure named for the 17th-century Dutch physician who first described it. The top brain comprises the entire parietal lobe and the top (and larger) portion of the frontal lobe. The bottom comprises the smaller remainder of the frontal lobe and all of the occipital and temporal lobes. Our theory's roots lie in a landmark report published in 1982 by Mortimer Mishkin and Leslie G. Ungerleider of the National Institute of Mental Health....
  • Are You a Left-Brain or Right-Brain Thinker? This Image Can Tell You

    08/11/2013 11:43:39 AM PDT · by Errant · 233 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11 August, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    Roger Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for his work on what is now commonly known as right brain-left brain thinking. Sperry theorized that some very specific activities were controlled by one side of the human brain or the other — for example, the right side controlled creative tasks, while the left side was where logic, language and reasoning lived. People were fascinated by the idea, and in the three decades since, bookstores, television, the Internet and college psychology classes everywhere have been filled with endless discussions of the differences between right-brain, left-brain, and whole-brain thinkers. (Ironically, Sperry’s...
  • Where Democrats Go To Clear Their Mind

    03/15/2013 11:47:47 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-15-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Maybe even literally.You could also say that once they've cleared their mind this is THE place where their best ideas come from.I guess it's easier than reading the constitution.
  • Marco Rubio aka Water Boy

    02/14/2013 5:50:35 PM PST · by Vendome · 109 replies
    Vanity | 2/14/2013 | Vendome
    Freepers! Marco Rubio is just great and what a sense of humor. This is exactly how to respond to liberal hubris and their synthetic, hibrow, intellect. You need this water bottle if only to get Marco notice from now on. He is going to be Yuge and you need to support him.
  • Thinking the Unthinkable

    12/15/2012 8:02:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Anarchist Soccer Mom Blog ^ | 12/10/12 | Anarchist Soccer Mom
    In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness. Three days before 20 year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants. “I can wear these pants,” he said, his tone increasingly belligerent, the black-hole pupils of his eyes swallowing the blue irises. “They are navy blue,” I told him. “Your school’s dress code says black or khaki pants only.” “They told...
  • 170 episodes of "Firing Line" with William F. Buckley streaming free for Amazon Prime customers

    08/31/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    amazon ^ | 1966-1999 | William F Buckley, et al.
    Unlimited, commercial-free instant streaming is included with Amazon Prime.
  • Jesus is the way. Let's change our thinking to be more like HIM every day.

    05/15/2012 5:23:00 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 1 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    From the mouth the heart speaks. From our eyes our actions trigger. From our emotions our imaginations peak. From our thoughts we must figure. Jesus is the way that's what we must seek. Follow HIM every day and life gets bigger.
  • A Conversation with Ray Bradbury ("if you watch local news, your head will turn to mush")

    11/16/2011 7:23:31 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 49 replies
    Fahrenheit 451, 50th Anniversary Edition ^ | 2003 (50th anniversary of Fahrenheit 451) | Ray Bradbury
    excerpts from the interview with Bradbury.... [Q]: What forms of censorship do your regard as the most dangerous today? Bradbury: There are none in our country. We have too many groups for censorship to be possible. We have Catholics and Jews and Protestants, and Republicans and Democrats, and women's libbers, and lesbians and homosexuals and bisexuals, and young and old...We're all watching each other...The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush. [Q]: There seems to have been a decline in standards of journalistic objectivity, to put it mildly. Bradbury: It's...
  • A Conversation with Ray Bradbury ("if you watch local news, your head will turn to mush")

    11/16/2011 7:23:28 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 1 replies
    Fahrenheit 451, 50th Anniversary Edition ^ | 2003 (50th anniversary of Fahrenheit 451) | Ray Bradbury
    excerpts from the interview with Bradbury.... [Q]: What forms of censorship do your regard as the most dangerous today? Bradbury: There are none in our country. We have too many groups for censorship to be possible. We have Catholics and Jews and Protestants, and Republicans and Democrats, and women's libbers, and lesbians and homosexuals and bisexuals, and young and old...We're all watching each other...The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush. [Q]: There seems to have been a decline in standards of journalistic objectivity, to put it mildly. Bradbury: It's...
  • Electric thinking cap promises a new era of high-voltage learning

    09/16/2011 2:16:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/16/11 | Nick Collins
    Oxford scientists believe that applying a small current to a specific part of the brain helps people learn. Nick Collins tested their deviceI’ve got rubber pads strapped to my head and someone is about to fire an electric current through my brain. It’s meant to make me cleverer, but this doesn’t feel too smart to me. My palms are sticky, my fingers are trembling and it’s hard to tell if that’s sweat pouring down my temples or water from the sponge that will conduct the charge through my skin.
  • Today's death threat: "I was thinking to CUT your head with AXE.. as Self -defence."

    04/07/2011 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/7/11 | Robert
    The clown who sent in yesterday's death threat has written in again this morning, pretending to be someone else. His reference to "Mr yahoo" is to himself, writing under a different name, yesterday. His IP is 196.201.207.191, which traces to Djibouti, but he has claimed to be in New York and other places while I've been there. In this he is probably lying, but I am told that it is possible that his Djibouti IP is spoofed, and he is actually elsewhere. Anyway, there are several points here: 1. If I were a Muslim, these regular death threats would be...
  • Analysis: Is there a shift in US military thinking?

    03/22/2010 8:06:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 575+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 3/22/10 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Defense officials worried that Petraeus’s comments are harbinger of weakened ties While almost a week has passed since Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the United States Military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) testified before the Senate and dropped his bombshell about Israel, concern within the defense establishment has only grown. While the assumption among the top IDF brass is that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen does not support Petraeus’s widely-reported claim that Israeli intransigence was a problem for the US military in the Middle East and was fomenting conflict, the comments still worry Israel for a number...
  • Breaking Our Terrible Addiction to TV

    06/18/2009 10:49:38 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 45 replies · 1,205+ views
    Straight Talk Newsletter ^ | June 18, 2009 | Chip Wood
    One of the more thought-provoking columns I make sure I read every week is called Spiritual Wealth. It's written by my good friend Alex Green, who is Investment Director of the Oxford Club. Alex gave me permission to share one of his columns with you, with the request that I also tell you about his new book. I'm delighted to do both. See the end of today's column for details on how you can receive his column every week and learn about The Secret of Shelter Island, his inspiring and informative new book. According to A.C. Nielson Co., the average...
  • Puritans and Pirates

    03/01/2009 4:27:55 PM PST · by jay1949 · 25 replies · 959+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | March 1, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    European settlers of America included Puritans, all who came here in order to live by a moral code free from government interference, and Pirates, who came here in order to make their fortunes. These attitudes are ingrained in our culture so that every American is a Puritan, or a Pirate, or a mix of both. Liberal Pirates now control our national government.
  • Thought For Today: Edmund Burke

    11/06/2008 6:24:23 PM PST · by Nichevo · 4 replies · 378+ views
    The Portable Edmund Burke ^ | 1771 | Edmund Burke
    the following is taken from the "Speech on Middlesex Elections" given to the House of Commons in 1771 "That the people should not choose their own representative is a saying that shakes the constitution: that this House should name the representative is a saying which, followed by practice, subverts the constitution. They have a right of electing; you have a right of expelling: they of choosing; you of judging, and only of judging, of the choice. What bounds shall be set to the freedom of that choice? Their right is prior to ours: we all originate there. They are the...
  • Explaining Liberal Thinking In A Single Column

    10/12/2008 10:59:09 AM PDT · by redhead · 24 replies · 1,323+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | Sept. 21, 2007 | Virgina and Mark Warner
    Liberals love to think of themselves as intellectual and nuanced, but liberalism is incredibly simplistic. It's nothing more than "childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues." Very seldom does any issue that doesn't involve pandering to their supporters boil down at its core level to more than feeling "nice" or "mean" to liberals. This makes liberals ill equipped to deal with complex issues. Since liberals tend to support or oppose policies based on how those policies make them feel about themselves, they do very little intellectual examination of whether the policies they advocate work or not. That's because it doesn't matter...
  • Letting Soldiers Do the Thinking

    09/10/2007 9:20:51 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 14 replies · 607+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/9/07 | George Will
    CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa. -- Officers studying at the Army War College walk the ground at nearby Gettysburg where Pickett's men walked across an open field under fire. They wonder: How did Confederate officers get men to do that? The lesson: Men can be led to places they cannot be sent. Today's officers lead an Army that was sent into Iraq in 2003, and by 2004 the operation became, as an officer here says, "a deployment in search of a mission." Since then, missions have multiplied. Today's is to make possible an exit strategy. Gen. David Petraeus's Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field...
  • Politics and the English Language (1946) Essay by George Orwell

    01/21/2007 2:15:56 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 52 replies · 1,196+ views
    Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language -- so the argument runs -- must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like preferring candles to electric light or hansom cabs to aeroplanes. Underneath this lies the half-conscious belief that language is a natural growth and not an instrument which we shape for...
  • Just got bounced off Democratic Underground 3 times

    09/11/2006 7:36:39 AM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 60 replies · 1,676+ views
    Vanity ^ | 9/11/06 | Paloma 55
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  • Marine’s Quick Thinking Saves Lives

    08/29/2006 7:11:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,116+ views
    Defense News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    BAGHDADI, Iraq, Aug. 29, 2006 — A Marine’s quick thinking, coupled with a series of well-aimed shots, saved lives July 27, according to Marines and Iraqi soldiers serving here. Cpl. Jeff Globis’ split-second decision to verbally warn near-by Marines and Iraqi soldiers of an approaching suicide bomber while he was standing post at a military outpost here allowed others to avoid a potentially life-threatening explosion. Manning an observation point at the combat outpost, the 23-year-old infantryman saw the speeding truck break through the base’s protective barriers. Globis opened fire on the vehicle, which was loaded with hundreds of pounds of...
  • CA: Armed man confronts Santa Barbara clerk thinking he is terrorist(schizo, mixed drugs&alcohol ?)

    06/14/2006 12:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 408+ views
    A liquor store customer was arrested for allegedly pulling a knife on a clerk he thought was a "Muslim militia terrorist," police said. Elias Michael Banales, 31, was arrested and booked for investigation of brandishing a knife, making terrorist threats and hate crime allegations. He remained in jail with bail set at $50,000. Banales allegedly told the clerk at Speedy Liquor and Mart on Spring Street that "he hated Muslims and that they should all be killed," according to the police report. The name of the clerk and his nationality and religious background weren't disclosed. Banales fled when a customer...
  • Study says unconscious consideration yields most satisfying results

    02/22/2006 5:57:28 AM PST · by S0122017 · 4 replies · 353+ views
    nature.com/news ^ | 16 February | Helen Pearson
    News Published online: 16 February 2006; | doi:10.1038/news060213-9 Why you should go with your gut Study says unconscious consideration yields most satisfying decisions. Helen Pearson Which would you choose? Studies say you should list the pros and cons, then sleep on it. © Punchstock The best way to make a tough decision is to put your feet up and think about something else. So says an investigation of people shopping for cars, clothes and furniture. Many people assume that the best way to tackle a difficult choice is to list the pros and cons and ponder them deeply. Others believe...
  • Thought for thinkers

    02/17/2006 6:49:34 AM PST · by worldclass · 14 replies · 418+ views
    Scientists have some remarkable new advice for anyone who is struggling to make a difficult decision: Stop thinking about it. ...when the time comes to decide, go with what feels right. ''It is much better to follow your gut," said Ap Dijksterhuis, a professor of psychology at the University of Amsterdam, who led the research.
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • What was Lesch thinking?(insignificant stumblebum MN state legislator goes to Iraq...)

    02/09/2006 4:04:24 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 10 replies · 418+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-8-06 | editors
    What was Lesch thinking? In the slapstick comedy "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," Pee-wee Herman's bike is stolen. He goes to a fortune teller to help him find it and is told that it's in the basement of the Alamo. But when he gets to San Antonio he learns there is no basement in the famous fort. The look on his face is priceless. We imagine state Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, had a similar look on his face when he got to Iraq and realized that just wandering around a war zone, unescorted, wasn't such a good idea. Indeed, the naiveté...
  • The Fall of the One-Party Empire (Liberals are Funny!)

    11/28/2005 7:13:44 PM PST · by StoneWallJack · 33 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Nation ^ | November 22, 2005 | Jonathan Schell
    For some time I have been suggesting here that the aim of Republican strategy has been a Republican Party that permanently runs the United States and a United States that permanently runs the world. The two aims have been driven by a common purpose: to steadily and irreversibly increase and consolidate power in GOP hands, leading in the direction of a one-party state at home and a global American empire abroad. The most critical question has been whether American democracy, severely eroded but still breathing, would bring down the Republican machine, or whether the Republican machine--call it the budding one-party...
  • Playing with Ideas – in Public

    10/04/2005 7:59:40 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 218+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Oct. 4, 2005 | Herb Meyer
    The kerfuffle over Bill Bennett’s recent remarks on his radio show – like the earlier kerfuffle over Harvard President Larry Summer’s remarks at a seminar, and like a dozen other such kerfuffles I no longer can recall – all stem from the same root: Creative and intelligent people – artists, writers, scientists, sociologists, economists and other public intellectuals – play with ideas. This is how they organize their thoughts, fuse them into new forms and eventually create the “finished” products that reach the public in the form of paintings, novels, scientific papers that change our understanding of nature, or essays...
  • I am having serious doubts about continuing to be a Republican. ZOT!

    09/02/2005 3:48:10 PM PDT · by UndercoverFreeper · 30 replies · 654+ views
    Hi, I'm a long time lurker, having posted a few times, but been a Freeper for close to two years. I have had lots of doubts with President Bush for some time, even before the 2004 elections, but I didn't like Kerry so I voted for Bush again. But this tragedy has hit too close to home. I lived in Idaho for several years before moving back to Alabama, and I live in Washington County, and I left before Katrina hit, and my home is powerless and won't have power or oil for a while. Although I continue to support...
  • Think or Die The Importance of Being Earnest (With Yourself)

    08/18/2005 10:52:18 AM PDT · by markderian · 4 replies · 456+ views
    18.August.2005 | Mark Derian
    College students are persistently imbued with the idea that it is fashionable to be anti-establishment. But a tangible definition of the establishment is never given; it’s often idly expressed as the middle-America lifestyle; a wife, 2.3 children, a house with a white picket fence, and a nine-to-five job. But regardless as to how students conceptualize the establishment, the idea is vague at best, and leaves youth helplessly rebelling against an obscurity, for the purpose of mere non-conformity. To be exact, the establishment is any individual or group of individuals who discontinue thought, which can be done either consciously or subconsciously....
  • The Dangers of Thinking

    08/15/2005 2:42:28 PM PDT · by Syco · 15 replies · 1,219+ views
    E-mail | 8/15/05 | Unknown
    It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then--to loosen up. Inevitably, though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker. I began to think alone--"to relax," I told myself--but I knew it wasn't true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time. That was when things began to sour at home. One evening I had turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of life. She spent that night at her mother's. I began to think...
  • Practide, Man, Practice

    08/10/2005 8:42:32 AM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies · 338+ views
    I AM Spirit ^ | Recently | Tim Phares, RScP
    When I was a boy, my parents used to enjoy a comedian named Ronnie Graham. One of his jokes was, "The other day a cat came up to me and said, 'How do I get to Carnegie Hall?' and I said 'Practice, man, practice.' This other cat came up to me and said, 'Meow.' He was a real cat." We talk a lot in our movement about spiritual practices. I am a Religious Science Practitioner; the root word of Practitioner is practice. But why do we practice? Ernest Holmes said that a central concept of our movement is "Perfect God,...
  • Doctors' kitchen knives ban call

    07/23/2005 4:16:17 PM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 47 replies · 827+ views
    BBC news ^ | May 26, 2005
    A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all. They consulted 10 top chefs from...
  • The Next London Bombing

    07/11/2005 10:46:07 AM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 672+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | July 11, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    In a confidential report, Young Muslims and Extremism, prepared jointly by the Home and Foreign offices in mid-2004 and presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair, we learn something about the inner thinking of the British government. Leaked to the Sunday Times of London, the report is now available in four parts in .pdf format at the newspaper's site.Its goal is "to encourage moderate Muslim opinion to the detriment of extremism" and to that end proposes an "Operation Contest." Along the way, it contains much of interest in it, including these points: "A number of extremist groups are actively recruiting young...
  • IBM links with Swiss team to build model of brain

    06/06/2005 4:21:22 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies · 418+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-6-05 | Anon Reuters Stringer
    International Business Machines Corp (IBM) is linking with a team of Swiss scientists to create the world's first accurate, computer-based model of the brain, the U.S. company said on Monday The researchers hope that modeling the brain at the cellular level will give new insights into the workings of the most complex organ in the body. The immediate goal is to model the circuitry in the neocortex, which accounts for about 85 percent of the human brain's mass and is thought to be responsible for language, learning, memory and complex thought. By expanding the work to other areas, scientists hope...
  • About Thinking (humor)

    05/10/2005 1:10:50 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 6 replies · 356+ views
    The Internet | Unknown Date | Unknown Author
    About Thinking It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then -- to loosen up. Inevitably, though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker. I began to think alone -- "to relax," I told myself -- but I knew it wasn't true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time. That was when things began to sour at home. One evening I had turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of life. She spent that...
  • O'Reilly really is biased

    12/03/2004 9:48:02 AM PST · by Canuckistan · 21 replies · 780+ views
    I was just thinking about the Jeremy Glick episode. O'Reilly may be moderate politically, but that doesn't mean unbiased these days. His problem is that he isn't neutral when it comes to the United States. He is pro-American. To the left, that's biased.
  • Anyone seen "What the Bleep Do We Know"?

    11/28/2004 9:27:58 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies · 819+ views
    November 29, 2004 | TBP
    I'd love to hear your comments on the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know." I thought it was the most impressive movie I have seen in a very long time. Has anyone seen it? "What the Bleep" is a movie that deals with quantumm science, the power of thought to shape our experience, the scientific basis for the power of thought. It ries to explain the nature of reality, both scientifically and theoretically. It is about "how the quantum world invites spiritual and mystical interpretations of reality." "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" talks about the science of possibilities...
  • FREEP George Carlin, Syracuse, NY 12/11/04

    11/05/2004 3:00:26 AM PST · by Jon Alvarez · 17 replies · 758+ views
    Patriots: Anti-American comedian George Carlin is coming to Syracuse on Dec. 11th for a concert at the Landmark Theatre. Guess who's going to be there to greet him? Join me in letting George Carlin and his fans know that we take exception to his claim that 3000 Americans somehow deserved what they got on Sept. 11th. Spread the word, bring a friend, bring a sign. I wonder how many concert-goers are aware of his beliefs relative to the War on Terror and 9/11? Those plunking $40 to support this vile person and his affluent lifestyle might re-think that purchase if...
  • A LETTER TO MY SISTER AND OTHER IRRATIONAL LIBERALS

    10/20/2004 8:56:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,320+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2004 | THE WHITE KNIGHT
    Thursday, October 21, 2004 Sister, your thinking is so irrational, it's outright bizarre. You offer nothing more than a point-by-point rote recitation of fallacious Democrat talking points, spin-by-spin. Do you read any of the incisive analyses I send you that are based on hard facts? If you analyze what the Democrats spew, it's easy to deconstruct the vast majority of their rhetoric as nothing more than baseless, emotional propaganda. Pick a topic, any topic, and I'll deconstruct the Democrat fantasy for you based on tangible, factual, empirical data. I'll even tell you where the Democrats are correct. You may not...
  • Medieval Sea Chart Was In Line With Current Thinking

    05/03/2004 5:31:12 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 783+ views
    Medieval sea chart was in line with current thinking (Filed: 04/05/2004) The 16th-century Carta Marina, complete with sea monsters, gives an accurate location for dangerous eddies. Roger Highfield reports A satellite image of the north-east Atlantic has revealed that medieval cartographers knew much more about ocean currents than was thought. The ornate Carta Marina, published in 1539, appears crude by today's standards, depicting sea monsters off the coast of Scotland, sinking galleons, sea snakes, and wolves urinating against trees. But when oceanographers examined a large group of swirls and whorls drawn off the south-east of Iceland, complete with ships, a...
  • Shell Beads From South African Cave Show Modern Human Behavior 75,000 Years Ago

    04/30/2004 7:04:05 PM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 556+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 30 April 2004 | National Science Foundation
    Shell Beads From South African Cave Show Modern Human Behavior 75,000 Years Ago ARLINGTON, Va.- Perforated shells found at South Africa's Blombos Cave appear to have been strung as beads about 75,000 years ago-making them 30,000 years older than any previously identified personal ornaments. Archaeologists excavating the site on the on the coast of the Indian Ocean discovered 41 shells, all with holes and wear marks in similar positions, in a layer of sediment deposited during the Middle Stone Age (MSA). "The Blombos Cave beads present absolute evidence for perhaps the earliest storage of information outside the human brain,"...
  • CA: Thinking outside the box

    01/16/2004 9:52:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 230+ views
    OC Register ^ | 1/16/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>To fulfill his promise to balance the budget without raising taxes, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger needs all the help he can get. Through its newsletter and in interviews we conducted with its scholars, the Reason Public Policy Institute has raised a number of promising ideas for reform.</p>
  • Preaching abundant living

    12/06/2003 6:30:18 PM PST · by TBP · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 2, 2003 | Larry B. Stammer
    Preaching abundant living The Rev. Della Reese Lett teaches lessons of material success and personal empowerment in her own church. Della Reese, who played a down-to-earth heavenly being on "Touched by an Angel" isn't acting as she stands in front of a congregation on Sundays in West Hollywood. She's preaching — in her own church. And her message has no mention of sin, no mention of good and evil and no endorsement of sacrifice if it means doing without. She talks about abundant living, not in the hereafter but in the here and now.
  • Liberals: Architects of The Bumper Sticker Generation

    09/23/2003 7:45:16 PM PDT · by dpflanagan · 10 replies · 384+ views
    Viewpointjournal.com ^ | September 23, 2003 | David Flanagan
    What should a political party do to minimize debate on the part of their constituents over real issues and simply pre-program voters to think and act a certain way? Well, first thing, control education at the national level where you can teach kids WHAT to think instead of HOW to think. Secondarily, feed your constituents a series of one-line bumper sticker slogans which sound great but have about as much real meat as your average soy-burger. Can there be any doubt that liberals are the masters of this art? Personally, I have, for a long time now, been very wary...
  • What is the NAACP thinking?

    09/05/2003 7:00:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 16 replies · 373+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 09/05/03 | Peter A. Brown
    At the risk of enraging the gods of political correctness, it is time that someone asks the NAACP why it wants to derail a movement that appears to improve the educational performance of black students. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wants federal money withheld from Florida schools because high-school graduation requires passing an exam on which blacks fare poorly. The NAACP effort has national implications because Florida's system of standards, accountability and what it calls "high-stakes testing" conforms to what is going on in most other states and the direction of federal education policy. The Florida...
  • Warning: don't think and drive (Forget cellphone, ban thinking while driving, next crime: TUI)

    07/14/2003 11:40:38 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 390+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 5, 2003 | Roger Highfield
    Common mental tasks can cut a driver's ability to see signs, cars and traffic lights by as much as 30 per cent, accoding to a new study. The findings underline how what is going on in a driver's head can be as important - and distracting - as a crying child in the back seat, or driving past the scene of an accident. Some mental tasks can be so complex and distracting that they result in those all-too-familar accidents in which drivers claim they "didn't expect it" or "saw it too late," according to an article published recently in the...
  • The Absurdity of 'Thinking in Language'

    05/23/2003 3:59:51 PM PDT · by unspun · 1,292 replies · 1,085+ views
    the author's site ^ | 1972 | Dallas Willard
    The Absurdity of 'Thinking in Language' This paper has been read to the University of Southern California philosophy group and the Boston 1972 meeting of the American Philosophical Association, as well as to the Houston meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Appeared in The Southwestern Journal of Philosophy, IV(1973), pp. 125-132. Numbers in "<>" refer to this journal. Among the principal assumptions of major portions of philosophy in recent decades have been: (1) That philosophy somehow consists of (some sort of) logic, and (2) that logic is a study of and theory about (some sort of) language. There, of...