What's on our minds . . . 
Every now and then we see a quote that catches our attention.
Here are a few :
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". . .  when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding." Proverbs 28:12b, The Holy Bible

8/1/2008 An encouraging word for those of you who are afraid of death is here

October 28, 2008 . . . News comment (opinion): There's a fascinating (and easily understandable) article on "The Bet that Blew Up Wall Street" here  - resulting in, according to Drudge, a $2,800,000,000,000 meltdown in the world financial markets due principally to "unfunded derivatives". The 800 pound gorilla in the closet for millions of Americans in the near future is precisely this:  the Social Security system is a derivative.  The "Social Security Trust Fund" is a political myth.  In fact, it nothing more than an unfunded obligation of the US Treasury; in essence, a derivative.  The foundation for "the greatest generation" is built on sand.  We live in a time where the truth has vanished in the public square.
August 5, 2008 . . . "As you may know, not long ago a couple hundred thousand Berliners made a lot of noise for my opponent. I'll take the roar of 50,000 Harleys any day," McCain said, referring to Democrat Barack Obama's recent visit to the German capital. source
May 17, 2008 . . . "One interesting thing about American politics these days is those who are screaming the loudest for increased production from Saudi Arabia are the very same people who are fighting the fiercest against domestic exploration, against the development of nuclear power and against expanding refining capacity."  . . . President George W. Bush  source
April 24, 2008 . . . You in the press need to go easy on Senator Clinton on the whole business about running and ducking from gunfire in Bosnia. She made an honest mistake. She confused the Bosnia trip with the time I took her hunting.  Dick Cheney VP USA  source

April 11, 2008 . . . "Hundreds of fossilized creatures from the Age of Dinosaurs have been discovered inside a type of amber (tree sap) into which scientists have now glimpsed for the first time. But when European researchers imaged samples of 100-million-year-old opaque amber with high-energy synchrotron X-rays, they found a world teeming with past life." source Comment: the picture of this “100 million” year old bug looks remarkably like a 2 month old dead wasp. The authors cannot prove this wasp is 100 million years old.  The non-scientific anti-creation agenda bias in this "news" story is clear.

March 29, 2008 . . . The president pointedly took on the Democratic case for troop withdrawals. "No matter what shortcomings these critics diagnose, their prescription is always the same: retreat," Bush said. "They claim that our strategic interest is elsewhere and if we would just get out of Iraq, we could focus on the battles that really matter." But, he countered, "If America's strategic interests are not in Iraq, the convergence point for the twin threats of al-Qaida and Iran, the nation Osama bin Laden's deputy has called the place for the greatest battle, the country at the heart of the most volatile region on earth, then where are they?"  source
March 3, 2008 . . . One Iraqi intelligence agent told prosecutors he and colleagues were forced to keep paper records and use carbon paper for copies because every time they set up an intelligence center, the United States would bomb it, Rowan says. The IIS <Iraqui Intelligence Service>  "ran out of Xerox machines," to copy their records, the Iraqi agent told prosecutors, he says.
February 17, 2008 . . . Excellent video of the NBA slam dunk competition here!
February 11, 2008 . . . Question to Huckabee:  "Why are you so progressive on issues like fitness and proactive national health yet so fixated on relatively unimportant topics such as gay marriage and abortion? —Herb Greenebaum Shelton, Conn."  Answer by Huckabee: "I would disagree that protection of innocent life is insignificant. It is what separates us as a civilization from the very jihadists we are fighting."  source
February 10, 2008 . . . I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?""  
     ~~ Benjamin Franklin (To Colleagues at the Constitutional Convention, 1787)
February 8, 2008 . . . "I firmly believe that the Constitution must be interpreted according to its original meaning, and flatly reject the notion of a "living Constitution." The meaning of the Constitution cannot be changed by judicial fiat. The powers delegated to the federal government by the Constitution come from "We the People," and judges have no right to prohibit the people from passing democratically-enacted laws unless we have explicitly authorized them to do so."
 - Mike Huckabee
January 30, 2008 . . . "The Bible seems to have a sense of humor as it rises up to outlive its pall bearers." . . . Ravi Zacharias (www.rzim.org)
January 9, 2008 . . . "Chicago - For parents worried about how to treat children's colds now that some medicines have been called into question, the answer may be a dose of salt water. A nasal spray made from Atlantic Ocean seawater eased wintertime cold symptoms faster and slowed cough and cold symptoms from returning among children ages 6 to 10, researchers in Europe reported on Monday."  source  Comment:  as a surfer I've always found that a few hours out in the ocean in the winter and the rare cold symptoms either go away or are reduced significantly.  Works for me. If this finding turns out to be nothing more than "junk science", then just ignore the sources . . .

January 7, 2008 . . . New Tata, retailing for 2,000.00, debuts January 10th!
January 4, 2008 . . .  Huckabee whips Obama 39,814 to 940
(with no Uncomitted voters)
source
January 4, 2008 . . . Their contest recently got tense, as Huckabee accused Romney of dishonestly attacking his record as Arkansas governor. On his last day of campaigning, Huckabee appeared to go after Romney's experience with a venture capital firm that specialized in re-organizing and sometimes downsizing struggling companies. "I think sometimes the reason that our campaign is catching fire," Huckabee said in Burlington, "is because people had rather elect a president who reminds him of the guy they work with — not the guy that laid them off." source
December 28, 2007 . . . "In a column last week, I happened to say that Al Gore, in 2000, won the popular vote. A reader objected, “Popular vote” is a neat phrase, but there is no such thing as a national popular vote. There are 50 statewide votes (plus D.C.). The simplest explanatory example I can think of is the 1960 World Series. It went seven games. The Yankees scored 55 runs. The Pirates scored just 27. The Pirates won four games, and the series. They weren’t playing to see who’d score the most runs over seven games."  source
December 27, 2007 . . ."She <hillary> might even be shameless enough to put him <bill> on the Supreme Court, where he could ruin the law of the land, as many of his own judicial appointees are already doing in the federal courts."   source
December 26, 2007 . . ."Some researchers blame the greenhouse gas for triggering a global firestorm that helped wipe out the dinosaurs. ``Methane hydrate was a key cause of the global warming that led to one of the largest extinctions in the earth's history,'' says Ryo Matsumoto, a University of Tokyo scientist who has studied frozen gas since 1987. ``By making the best use of our wisdom, knowledge and technology, we should be able to utilize this wisely as a new energy.'' source  Comment: The largest extinction was caused by a meteorite which struck the earth, not by global warming or greenhouse gas.  This is a flagrant rewriting of history to promote the religion of "global warming".  Is there no shame at bloomberg news?  This is evidence that tenure alone in "science" does not make for truth . . . or accuracy.  Junk science abounds today.
December 15, 2007 . . . "The (Rhode Island) director of the Department of Transportation, Jerry Williams, the roads were pre-treated the roads. He says the problem arose when it seems everyone left school and work at the same time. Williams says plows were unable to maneuver through the heavy traffic to keep up with quickly accumulating snow."  source Comment: On Dec 13th I was on Route 95 attempting to drive from Westerly to Providence in the snow storm between 3:30 and 4:30 PM.  There was not a single snow plow out on the highway.  None.  The traffic was not the issue.  The issue was the accumulating snow and ice on the road and no public snow treatment vehicles out there.  No salt, no sand, no plowing.  The results were a parking lot on Rt. 95. I never made it past Warwick.
December 12, 2007 . . . "...A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints (Mormons) never ran away from me yet," (Joseph Smith, HC, vol. 6:408-409).   source  Comment: James 4:16
December 11, 2007 . . . "DEMS HOLD FIRE ON HUCKABEE; SEE 'EASY KILL' IN GENERAL ELECTION" . . . Drudge  Comment:  the last time the Dems had an easy kill" was Ronald Reagan and he did a serious Rope-a-Dope on the donkeys . . . 
December 10, 2007 . . . "I'm often asked why taxes are so high and government is so big. It's because the faith we have in local churches has become so small. If we'd been doing what we should have -- giving a dime from every dollar to help the widows, the orphans and the poor -- we now wouldn't be giving nearly 50 cents of every dollar to a government that's doing ... what we should have been doing all along."  . . . Mike Huckabee here
December 5, 2005 . . . "ACTION: THANKS FOR MAKING NOV. '07 THE BUSIEST MONTH IN DRUDGEREPORT'S 12 YEAR HISTORY! THE MAIN PAGE WAS VIEWED 455,157,569 TIMES, UP AND OVER NOV. '06 [418,774,884]... Drudge headline today.  Comment: do you ever click on a hyperlinked story and have the page do a reload?  Happened a whole bunch at this site in December. I suspect a good number of "hits" at this "news" site are engineered through circular hyperlinks.
December 2, 2007. . . "The survey found that 58 percent of Republicans polled reported having excellent mental health. Only 38 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of Independents reported the same."  source  Comment:  If this survey is correct, it would seem that Dr. Michael Savage is correct in his assessment of non-conservatives.
December 1, 2007 . . . Travel tips: If you visit Sudan, don't let anyone know the name of your teddy bear, especially if you named it mohammed.Sudan protest about the naming of a teddy bear

"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice."

Ephesians 4:31,
The Holy Bible
Religious student in SudanA religious student in Sudan protests the name of a teddy bear . . .

"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

Matthew 26:52,
The Holy Bible
November 29, 2007 . . . Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Katrina)  Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'  via email
November 23, 2007 . . .  President John F. Kennedy's murder:  Cuban death squad in Chicago 3 weeks prior . . .. . . sniper weapons with scopes seen in motel . . . key secret service agent put in jail for 6 years on false charges . . .   source
---Follow up 12.01.97:
"Fidel Castro said Friday
<<Nov. 30, 2007>> he has warned Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to watch out for U.S.-backed assassination attempts, telling his close friend and socialist ally to avoid open-top vehicles that could be targeted by snipers." source
November 22, 2007 . . . A Christmas gift for the man who has everything.  Bet you don't have a tool like this!
November 21, 2007 . . . “I am glad to see the leadership stepped up here,” said Jim Webb, the junior senator from Virginia, called upon by the majority to open the Senate with a skeleton staff for the express purpose of immediately closing it down. Tuesday’s session was such a rush job that the traditional opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance were dispensed with. Mr. Webb was the only senator in the chamber, and even the otherwise ever-present teenage pages were absent, having been sent home for Thanksgiving. The administration and Congressional Republicans were not amused by the Democratic tactic, with the White House noting that 190 nominations were pending in the Senate.   source  Comment: Not only is the approval rating of congress in the cellar but the majority party continues to obstruct the business of the USA.
November 19, 2007 . . . Now this . . . ain't your father's politics: . . . Yo
November 15, 2007 . . . I pay less for gas than you do and I can prove it here

“When it takes two weeks and six different positions to answer one question on immigration, it’s easier to understand why the Clinton campaign would rather plant their questions than answer them,” . . . Bill Burton
November 14, 2007 . . . Wondering about how your favorite Rhode Island restaurant fared during the last cockroach and cleanliness inspection by the Department of Health?  The results are here!
November 8, 2007 . . . Question: Which country to do you prefer -- Kazakhstan or the USA?
A: "I very much preferring Kazakhstan - it nicest place in the world! Please, you must look on my guidings book and then come visit. Bring your whole family and stay at Astana Funworld Resort - it have beautiful beaches, almost totally free of landmines and the sea is guarantee to have no jellyfish, shark, or any other marine life."  . . . Borat    source
November 7, 2007 . . . "At a time when my country had reached the final limits of its strengths, the time when France was exhausted, had spent its strength in the most absurd and bloodiest of wars, France was able to count upon the courage of American soldiers," he said. "I have come to say to you on behalf of the French people that never, never will we forget that," he said. source
November 6, 2007 . . . "Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is investigating six prominent televangelist ministries for possible financial misconduct. According to Grassley's office, the Iowa Republican is trying to determine whether or not these ministries are improperly using their tax-exempt status as churches to shield lavish lifestyles. The six ministries identified as being under investigation by the committee are led by: Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn." source
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If you are trying to determine where to give your charitable donations and looking for religious organizations in the top 30 in financial accountability . . . then go here
November 5, 2007 . . . "The first casualty of the <Hollywood writer's strike> strike would be late-night talk shows, which are dependent on current events to fuel monologues and other entertainment. Daytime TV, including live talk shows such as "The View" and soap operas, which typically tape about a week's worth of shows in advance, would be next to feel the impact." source 
Comment:  this is the best news I've heard in quite some time!!!  The source of the garbage and filth on TV is temporarily stopped.  Our vote here at QuietWater's HQ is for a permanent strike.  Amen.
October 29, 2007 . . . Poll: Hillary Clinton's Face Still the Spookiest as Top-Selling Candidate Halloween Mask  Comment: once again, Mrs. Clinton is far ahead of President Bush in the Polls.
October 28, 2007 . . . The Red Sox outhit Colorado, .333 to .218. They rolled up the second-highest World Series batting average of all time. They batted .419 with runners in scoring position -- while holding the team they were playing to a .167 average in the same spots. They trailed at the end of just three innings in the entire World Series (by one run early in Game 2) -- and never were behind at any point over the final 23 innings. source  Comment: In second place for the MVP were the Colorado Fans who stayed with their Team right up to the final out!
October 26, 2007 . . . "The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist."  Comment: in this election season there is the severe temptation to put this so called "top" scientist's quote into Republican and Democrat terms but . . . I resist the temptation!
October 25, 2007 . . . Some political quotes via Fox News Video:
-  "She (Hillary) was in the White House 8 years but so was the Pastry Chef ."  . . . Dick Morris
-  "CNN =
Corrupt News Network"  . . . Bill Reilly
-  "MSNBC = 
Make Sure No Bush Compliments"  . . . Dennis Miller
October 22, 2007 . . . <Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee> called for a constitutional amendment declaring marriage to be between a man and a woman and decried the "holocaust of liberalized abortion." "We do not have the right to move the standards of God to meet cultural norms. We need to move the cultural norms to meet God's standards," he said, bringing the crowd to its feet. source  Huckabee wins by a landslide source
October 18, 2007 . . . "Indigenous people, mistakenly named “Indians” by Columbus, were the first inhabitants of present-day Rhode Island." source A re-write of history, complements of A. Ralph Mollis', RI Secretary of State, web site.  Did anyone bother to run this by the Narragansett Indigenous and Wampanoag Indigenous?
October 13, 2007 . . . "JunkScience.com publisher Steve Milloy says if that is true, "Gore should win the Nobel Prize for propaganda." And Czech President Vaclav Klaus says he is surprised Gore would get a peace prize, noting "The relationship between his activities and world peace is unclear and indistinct."" source  Comment:  If one considers "Global Warming" as a new "new age" religion (designed to address the saving of "mother earth") with Mr. Gore as the high priest of that religion then this begins to make some limited sense . . .
October 10, 2007 . . .  the 9 fabrications in Al Gore's political work called An Inconvenient Truth (global warming movie) are listed here  School teachers in Britain, in this preliminary legal ruling, must tell children in advance of these fabrications or be found guilty of political indoctrination.
October 10, 2007 . . . House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today defended the Architect of the Capitol's refusal to permit use of the word "God" on official certificates enclosed with flags flown over the U.S. Capitol.  source
October 7, 2007 . . . "Obama told an evangelical church in South Carolina: "I am confident we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth."" source Comment: the Holy Bible speaks of "Thy" kingdom come.  It does not say "our" kingdom or "my" kingdom come. Bible believing followers of Jesus Christ will understand the difference.  "Watch out that you are not deceived." Luke 21:8 and Galatians 5:9 address this issue, among others . . .

October 1, 2007 . . .  RED SOX!  RED SOX!  RED SOX!

September 27, 2007 . . .WASHINGTON -- Dealing with global warming will be painful, says one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. To back up his claim he is proposing a recipe many people won't like _ a 50-cent gasoline tax, a carbon tax and scaling back tax breaks for some home owners. "I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like," Rep. John Dingell, who is marking his 52nd year in Congress, said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press.
September 26, 2007 . . . There is a clear and present danger to our freedom and way of life in the USA.  Read about it  here
September 22, 2007 . . . Comment:  are you waiting for the bugs to be worked out of MS Vista Operating System before jumping into the pool?  Me too!!!    Check it out

September 22, 2007 . . . AT 400 AM CDT...09Z...THE REMNANT LOW ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL DEPRESSION 10 WAS LOCATED IN SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA NEAR 30.9N 88.2W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS WERE NEAR 15 MPH...OR 13 KT..24 KM/HR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE WAS 1008 MB...OR 29.77 INCHES. Why is the National Hurricane Center even tracking this? In RI a 15 KT breeze is normal wind speed. Looks like layoff time . . .

September 21, 2007 . . . "There is not in all America a more dangerous trait than the deification of mere smartness unaccompanied by any sense of moral responsibility." . . . Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
September 20, 2007 . . . Forbes magazine today releases its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in the USA and 82 billionaires did not make the cut. The banished billionaires included Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson, AOL co-founder Steve Case, former Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Teresa Heinz Kerry, ketchup heiress and wife of Sen. John Kerry.  source
September 17, 2007 . . . Misleading Drudge headline today about Greenspan: "Says Hillary Clinton 'Wouldn't Be Bad President'..." vs. what Greenspan actually said "She wouldn't be a bad president, but she won't attack the issues which really require coming to grips with during the campaign. " Greenspan further said, in a interview broadcast on Geraldo's TV program, when asked if he would vote for Mrs. Clinton, that he would "prefer to vote Republican."  Comment: It's the election season folks!
September 13, 2007 . . .  "According to the foreign press reports, the target of the IAF raid was a Syrian nuclear installation that was constructed in the northeastern corner of the country, with North Korean assistance. In an interview to Newsweek, Imad Moustapha called the reports "absolutely, totally, fundamentally ridiculous and untrue." "There are no nuclear North Korean-Syrian facilities whatsoever in Syria," Moustapha said. source  Comment: there aren't any more.
September 13, 2007 . . . Life ain't easy for a boy named Hsu source
September 12, 2007 . . . "We have had a Greenhouse Theory with no evidence to support it-except a moderate warming turned into a scare by computer models whose results have never been verified with real-world events," said co-author Singer. "On the other hand, we have compelling evidence of a real-world climate cycle averaging 1470 years (plus or minus 500) running through the last million years of history. The climate cycle has above all been moderate, and the trees, bears, birds, and humans have quietly adapted." more
September 8, 2007 . . . TOKYO, Sept. 8 (AP) - (Kyodo)—A record 69.5 percent of people surveyed across Japan are concerned or anxious about life, up 1.9 percentage points from the previous survey last year, a Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday. Among those who expressed concern, 53.7 percent felt anxious about life after retirement and 48.3 percent felt anxious about their health while 72.4 percent of total respondents called for the government to reform the social security system, particularly in the medical and pension fields.  source  "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." . . Jesus

Drudge headline today: GIULIANI: Illegal immigration not a crime, should not be a crime...  run that one by me again?

September 5, 2007 . . . The 4 highest state taxes on gasoline in the nation are, in order: 
1. Washington 36˘ 2. Pennsylvania 31.2˘ 3.
Rhode Island  31.0˘ 4. Wisconsin 30.9˘. source
August 29, 2007 . . . "A Democratic fundraiser who has raised $1 million for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says he has done nothing wrong and has asked no favors in return, but Norman Hsu didn't mention that he's a wanted man. A California prosecutor says Hsu pleaded no contest to grand theft, was sentenced to three years in prison and then disappeared, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday."
August 22, 2007 . . ."This unusual blast of cold air smashed our previous record for the coldest high temperature on August 21, which is 64 degrees, set back in 1999," CBS 2 meteorologist Jason Cali told wcbstv.com. In fact, the 59-degree high tied the record for the coldest high temperature ever for the month of August in New York City, when it reached just 59 degrees in 1911.  Global Cooling
August 21, 2007 . . . "Just 18% of Americans approve of the job <the Democrat led> Congress is doing, while 76% disapprove, according to the August 13-16, 2007, Gallup Poll. That 18% job approval rating matches the low recorded in March 1992 . . ."   source
August 11, 2007 . . . "In terms of academic achievement, Florida and Texas (schools) performed the best, while Rhode Island received an “F” along with only eight other states. In terms of “return on investment”, which compared the level of achievement compared with school system spending, Rhode Island received an “F” for having the ninth highest spending and falling into the “low achieving” category. source  Comment - the NEARI Newsletters we receive constantly complain about lack of money and monetary commitment in RI. It's crystal clear that RI is in the top 20% in spending (9th out of 50 states) and near the bottom of the heap in terms of an "F" grade in results (42nd out of 50 states). The NEARI's unceasing complaints fail the "bottom line" litmus test, in my view, and our taxes are astronomical.  RI Teachers deserve better.
August 10, 2007 . . . (In the democrat gay forum debate) "Clinton was asked why, as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, she has not introduced a bill to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." She said she didn't want to try "in a Republican Congress with a very negative president and have it defeated," adding its repeal is "one of my highest priorities."" source

August 8, 2007 . . . All denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind.  . . . Ravi Zacharias

August 6, 2007 . . . "according to the Prius's on board fuel consumption computer, I was cruising at 100 miles to the gallon. The only awareness I had of the power generation hand-offs between the gas engine and the lithium-ion batteries, or the lithium-ion batteries and the Prius's factory-installed nickel-metal hydride battery system was the videogame display in the dashboard screen. My reaction to this experience, drawing on 20 years of covering the auto business, was: "Wow! Who wouldn't want this?"" more
August 2, 2007 . . . Is the Rhode Island bridge you drive over safe? The complete list of structurally "deficient" bridges is here.
July 30, 2007 . . . Check this out: Ministries with a financial transparency grade of "F" and a financial transparency grade of "A".  Be very careful about whom you give your charitable donations to. A word to the wise . . .
July 23, 2007 . . . The US Government is promoting religion on its official web site. There are no objections by the ACLU.  Here it is
July 23, 2007 . . . The Rhode Island political process has completely broken down.  Check it out here.
July 15, 2007 . . . Warning (comment):  I was just hanging out on YouTube looking at uploaded "gospel" videos and saw one that had some quotes from "1 Nephi".  This video, watched over 6,000 times,  pretended to be Christian but it is not. That quote is found in the book of mormon - which is fine - but - at the least that fact should be clearly identified in the video.  It is not. The authors shouldn't be pretending to be quoting from the Holy Bible . . . more information on mormonism is available here under "Religious Movements" in the left column menu.
June 19, 2007 . . . Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound.  Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together.  Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.- Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968
June 18, 2007 . . . Global warming?  Check out some of the weather stations where the "rising temperatures", so called, are actually measured!  Go here.
June 15, 2007 . . ."By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong." — Charles Wadsworth
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." —
Mark Twain
Source: Edify: June 15, 2007
June 14, 2007 . . . "Fatah officials said seven of their fighters were shot to death in the street outside Preventive Security. A witness, Jihad Abu Ayad, said the men were being killed in front of their wives and children."  "We are telling our people that the past era has ended and will not return, " Islam Shahawan, a spokesman for Hamas' militia, told Hamas radio. "The era of justice and Islamic rule have arrived." source  "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.'  But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment" . . . . Jesus Christ Matt. 5:21-22
June 13, 2007 . . . In turn, this leads to a fifth point: the confusion of news and commentary. Comment is a perfectly respectable part of journalism. But it is supposed to be separate. Opinion and fact should be clearly divisible. The truth is a large part of the media today not merely elides the two but does so now as a matter of course. In other words, this is not exceptional. It is routine.  . . . Prime Minister Tony Blair, Great Britain source
June 9, 2007 . . . US President George W Bush drew gasps at the Vatican on Saturday by referring to Pope Benedict XVI as "sir" instead of the expected "His Holiness", pool reporters said. source  Comment:  President Bush is Biblically correct. "There is no one righteous, not even one;" Romans 3:10  "no one living is righteous before you." Psalms 143:2  "But how can a mortal be righteous before God?" Job 9:2
June 8, 2007 . . . Bush Gets Stomach Ache at Summit | VIDEO  FoxNews.com headline - I wasn't particularly motivated to watch this video . . .
June 7, 2007 . . .On paper, the breadth of the Clinton fund-raising operation is apparent in minute splendor: how the campaign courted lawyers in Chicago and bankers in California, and how it has relied particularly heavily this spring on money from gay men and lesbians and Asian-Americans, with two separate fund-raisers involving Fujianese-Americans.   NY Times
May 30, 2007 . . . We do not know one-millionth of one per cent about anything. --- Thomas Edison 1847
May 29, 2007 . . ."I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a 'tool' of the Democratic Party.  However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the 'left' started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used." . . . Cindy Sheehan source
May 24, 2007 . . .  ‘I disagreed with Jerry (Falwell) on just about everything, but Jerry was the real deal. He loved me, he cared for my family.’" . . . Al Sharpton
May 23, 2007 . . . There is not a nickel's worth of integrity left in either party, and judging from the posts here, not much intelligence left in the electorate.... Posted By: SECOND OPINION
May 19, 2007 . . . Ahmadinejad caused an international storm in 2005 when he said that Israel should be wiped off the map. Iranian officials have claimed that that remark should not be seen as a threat. source  Comment: technically correct - it is not a threat; it is intended to be a promise.
May 2, 2007 . . . "The (French) Socialists set out to demonise (French conservative) Mr Sarkozy months ago, according to Eric Besson, a senior campaign official who defected after falling out with (French liberal) Ms Royal. “Since we had a weak candidate (Ms Royal), it was the best path to take,” he said."  source
April 7, 2007 . . . Vermont (1), Maine (2), New York (3) and Rhode Island (4) are the top 4 states in the nation in taxes.  source
April 5, 2007 . . . "HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered an excellent demonstration yesterday of why members of Congress should not attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad. After a meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Ms. Pelosi announced that she had delivered a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that "Israel was ready to engage in peace talks" with Syria. What's more, she added, Mr. Assad was ready to "resume the peace process" as well. Having announced this seeming diplomatic breakthrough, Ms. Pelosi suggested that her Kissingerian shuttle diplomacy was just getting started. "We expressed our interest in using our good offices in promoting peace between Israel and Syria," she said.
Only one problem: The Israeli prime minister entrusted Ms. Pelosi with no such message."
Source

Liberals deny the existence of absolute truth and so make up their own. Ms. Pelosi simply made this up from her own imagination.  If she were Republican, she would have been accused of lying. This is an example of the foreign policy disaster that awaits the United States within 2 years unless the American people wake up. Even the liberal Washington Post understands what happened here.  Well done Washington Post.
April 4, 2007 . . . Christian hate crime in New Jersey School District . . . "A local paper reports that a drill at Burlington Township High School in New Jersey involved police portraying mock gunmen, described as "members of a right-wing fundamentalist group called the 'New Crusaders' who don't believe in the separation of church and state." The fake gunmen were said to have been "seeking justice because the daughter of one [member] had been expelled for praying before class." source
March 31, 2007 . . . Any man of good sense should be able to see immediately that if Heaven is a perfect place and if he is to be there himself, there must be some change take place. -Barnhouse
March 30, 2007 . . . "I despise ideologues pretending to be objective journalists" . . . Bill O'Reilly
March 28, 2007 . . . (AP) President Bush attends the annual Washington Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner,... " Tell us, Mr. President, how have things changed since the last broadcasters' dinner?" "A year ago my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my vice president had shot someone," President Bush said Wednesday night during the annual gathering.  "Ah," he said, "those were the good ol' days." source
March 18, 2007 . . . Obama . . . check this out!  Definitely the first creative thing I have seen from the democrat party!
   

Separately, on
Global warming:  "Also, "Mr. Gore: How can you continue to claim that global warming on Earth is primarily caused by mankind when other planets (Mars, Jupiter and Pluto) with no confirmed life forms and certainly no man-made industrial greenhouse gas emissions also show signs of global warming? Wouldn’t it make more sense that the sun is responsible for warming since it is the common denominator?""  source
March 12, 2007 . . . “I respectfully but strongly disagree with the chairman’s view that homosexuality is immoral." Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) source  "I do not think homosexuality is immoral." Sen. Hillary Clinton source
February 26, 2007 . . . The Feb. 9-11 (USA Today/Gallup 2007) poll puts (President George W.) Bush's job approval at 37%, but among people who identify themselves as Republican or leaning Republican, his approval rating is 76%. Thus, despite bad news from Baghdad and carefully crafted hand-wringing by high-profile GOP war critics in Congress such as Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, three of four Republicans in the country are hanging in there with the president. The poll also shows that rank-and-file Republicans have higher regard for the president than they do Republicans in Congress. They gave GOP lawmakers a 63% job-approval rating, 13 points below Bush's. And 72% of Republicans do not think (President George W.) Bush made a mistake sending U.S. troops to Iraq. source
February 22, 2007 . . . On August 1, 1993, I was taken before the Supreme Court (Egypt) and charged with being a threat to Islam. I was allowed to speak in my defense and said, "This charge is illogical! How can I be a threat to Islam if Islam is from Allah? I believe that no one, not even Satan, can be a threat to my Christian faith and to my God."  Amil Solomon; Nationality: Egyptian American source
February 15, 2007 . . . "(2007-02-11) — Wal-Mart and Home Depot stores in upstate New York report brisk sales of the new Global Warming Shovel which hit store shelves just in time for this week’s 9.5-foot snowfall.  The shovels, made of a rigid form of lightweight GORE-TEX®, are specifically designed to remove the kind of snow spawned by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, “no matter how deep it gets,” according to the manufacturer.Scott Ott
February 14, 2007 . . . "HEARING ON 'WARMING OF PLANET' CANCELED BECAUSE OF ICE STORM"  . . .  Today's headline at source
February 2, 2007 . . . "Mr. Bush’s idea that he bears responsibility for troop deployments," Sen. Specter said, “is an artifact of an era long gone when people thought leadership consisted of bold principled vision, decisive action and unshakable perseverance.” “We now know,” he added, “that true leadership in time of war means finding the least offensive, politically-expedient middle ground to allow all members of Congress to claim credit for achieving the Defense Department’s primary goal of keeping our armed forces out of harm’s way.” source
February 1, 2007 . . . "We will monitor his progress. His (7-foot-9, 370-pound Sun Ming Ming from China) name has cropped up, but since he's never really played, I don't know how he can be on our radar," Marty Blake, the NBA's director of scouting, said in a telephone interview. "We would be interested in a player of some repute anywhere in the world, especially one who's 7-9. ... As (former Utah Jazz coach) Frank Layden always said, 'You can't teach height.'"
January 31, 2007 . . .  Today's headlines shout "'BILLIONS TO GO WATERLESS' IN CLIMATE SHOCK... ALL-STAR GROUP: 10 years to save the planet..." 30 years ago the headlines spoke of the coming ice age.   Do you know what the Holy Bible says about this? "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.  But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord."  1 Peter 3:14-15
January 20, 2007 . . . Webmaster comment:  Global warming is a fact but it appears that the explanation is political and alarmist and not scientifically true.  The apparent cause is the sun giving off more energy - the most in 1000 years.  The proof: the ice caps on Mars are melting too and none of the usual politicized culprits usually named as causative are present on Mars . . .
January 18, 2007 . . .  "Dr." Cullen can not accurately predict next week's weather with certainty, yet she is a self-proclaimed expert on the climate of the entire earth. There are too many of the alarmist type scientists craving attention to feed their inflated egos. They have to preach gloom and doom to be recognized because they have never produced useful technology, such as patents or inventions. 30 years ago it was a coming ice age, the earth was going to run out of oil in the 80's, etc., etc. Any warming trend is coming from all of the hot air coming out of these self-proclaimed expert's mouths!  Otto | January 17, 2007
January 17, 2007 . . . “I wish that we could receive strong messages of support from the US so we don’t give some boost to the terrorists and make them feel that they might have achieved success. I believe that such statements give moral boosts to the terrorists and push them towards making an extra effort and making them believe that they have defeated the American Administration, but I can tell you that they haven’t defeated the Iraqi Government.”  Nouri al-Maliki (Iraqi Prime Minister)  source
January 10, 2007 . . . "And we will work with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating the region."  President George W. Bush source
December 1, 2006 . . ."My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ." -- John Quincy Adams, Dec. 24, 1814 (6th President of the United States)
November 14, 2006 . . . "Sources close to the investigation say Abramoff has provided information on his dealings with and campaign contributions and gifts to "dozens of members of Congress and staff," including what Abramoff has reportedly described as "six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic senators."" source
November 13, 2006 . . . “Many Israelis feel that the free world under the leadership of the U.S. is facing a similar situation to Europe in the 1930s, when they watched the rearming of the Nazi Reich,” said Yuval Steinitz, a senior member of Parliament’s foreign and defense committee. “No one could predict the global catastrophe 10 years later, and Iran may be the same.” source
November 11, 2006 . . . Sir Elton (John) said people were too busy blogging on the internet to go out onto the streets to stand up for what they believed in. source
October  31, 2006 . . . "An analysis by the Center for Media and Public Affairs of midterm election stories aired on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts Sept. 5-Oct. 22 found that 2006's coverage has been almost five times as heavy as in the 2002 midterm elections: 167 stories, compared with 35 four years ago. The study found that three out of four evaluations of Democratic candidates' chances of winning — such as sound bites — were positive, compared with one out of eight for Republicans." source
October  18, 2006 . . . "5 out of 4 U.S. Teachers Reject Math-Esteem Study" by Scott Ott. 
— A new Brookings Institution study that shows an inverse relationship between math skills and student self-esteem is “just plain wrong,” according to an overnight poll of the nation’s largest teacher’s union. The study found that Japanese and Korean students excel in math despite their lack of confidence in their own abilities, while American kids feel great about their abilities but have much lower skills according to tests. But the survey of National Education Association (NEA) members shows that “five out of four teachers find fault with the data.” “It just doesn’t add up,” said an unnamed NEA spokesman. “We’ve spent three decades of the last 20 years teaching kids that their self-esteem and happiness are unrelated to their academic competence. The overwhelming minority of them now feel really happy about math.” The NEA spokesman said the comparatively-low standardized test scores of American children “simply prove that test designers don’t know how to measure what really counts.” The teacher opinion poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 34 percent, “but that’s okay,” the spokesman said, “because the pollsters did their personal best.”
source
September 26, 2006 . . . “As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval.”
All of this sounds very ominous. That is, until you realize that the three quotes I just read were from articles in 1975 editions of Newsweek Magazine and The New York Times, and Time Magazine in 1974. source  They weren’t referring to global warming; they were warning of a coming ice age. Let me repeat, all three of those quotes were published in the 1970’s and warned of a coming ice age.
French President Jacques Chirac provided the key clue as to why so many in the international community still revere the Kyoto Protocol, who in 2000 said Kyoto represents “the first component of an authentic global governance.”
US Senator James Inhofe   source

A Christian response to rage:

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.   Hebrews 12:14-15

I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.
1 Timothy 2:8
 
The Holy Bible

September 11, 2006 . . . "The attack occurred on a Tuesday morning; because of police barricades, and the amount of work we were doing at FNC headquarters, I didn't make it down to Ground Zero until Friday of that week when President Bush arrived to look over the catastrophe. It was his famous "bullhorn-on-the-firetruck" speech. The crowd listening was composed primarily of rescuers and construction workers who'd been desperately digging through the rubble, searching for survivors for three days. It was hot, dirty, frustrating work, with no survivors found after the first 24 hours. When they heard the president make his promise through the bullhorn, the roar that went up from that crowd was like nothing I've ever heard." . . . Jon Scott - Fox News
August 22, 2006 . . . 43,443 people were killed on the highways in 2005; the death toll in Iraq was about 2,000.  The "drive by" media is focusing of the wrong statistic.
August 11, 2006 . . . "Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rod Island and his Republican challenger, Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey, had their first campaign debate yesterday. Laffey: "Israel has been attacked and is defending itself. If today Hezbollah laid down its arms, there would be peace. If Israel laid down its arms, they would be annihilated." Chafee: "A bad peace is better than a good war. We have to get back to the peace process." Israeli  source  (questioning the statement of Chafee)
June 15, 2006 . . . Hawking says humans close to finding answers to origin of universe! source  The secret to the origin of the universe is no secret.  It's right in the first sentence of the Holy Bible.  Check it out!  Also, regarding Mr. Hawking, "For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate ."  Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?" 1 Corinthians 1:19-20
June 7, 2006 . . . Both Rhode Island senators Chafee and Reed voted against a constitutional amendment that would ban homosexual marriage. Senate roll call 
   “The vast majority of American people support marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and that is why 19 state marriage amendments have already passed by overwhelming majority votes. It is sad when politicians in Washington fiddle with politics while Rome burns. This matter is not going away, but I anticipate that some politicians will disappear from the political scene come this November.”  . . . Liberty Council
  
Steve Laffey ( web site ) is running for Mr. Chafee's seat in the Senate this fall.
June 1, 2006 . . .  About 70 reporters, editors, photographers and newsroom administrators have taken early retirement offers from The Washington Post Co. amid declining circulation at its flagship newspaper. source
April 30, 2006 . . . "No arsenal, no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women." - - - Ronald Reagan
April 28, 2006  My (college) generation was taught how to think.  The current (college) generations are taught what to think.  Therein lies the answer to how it could be that such mindless mantras as "tax breaks for the rich" and "Bush lied" and "count the votes" are spoken of so convincingly by shrill lemmings. The lessons of what was called communist "brainwashing" in the 1950's are not lost on the leftists of today: repeat it at every opportunity and soon there will be a generation that believes it. The Prophet Isaiah (Holy Bible Isaiah 5:20) speaks the very Words of God: "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." Ray Farnum  more
April 21, 2006 "The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.” Fred Allen, comedian
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, U.S. Commissioner of Patents, in 1899  source
April 15, 2006 "At a Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Janati simply branded the US as a "decaying power" lacking the "stamina" to block Iran's ambitions." source Comment: with so many in the USA (led by the commercial tv media such as cbs, nbc, abc and NY and Washington newspapers, among others) daily bashing the USA and President Bush, the senior cleric's statement appears to have merit.  Secular humanism and relativism are paying a dividend that is not healthy in the long term for the USA.  Our enemies see this clearly. Turn off the TV and the brain washing while there is still time.
April 13, 2006  "I knew it had its potential dangers, but a lot of things in life do," Crippen said. "As John told me, he told me: 'OK Crip, any time they're getting ready to light off seven-and-a-half million pounds of thrust under you and you aren't a little bit anxious, you don't understand what's going on.' " (Colombia Astronauts recalling first space flight) source
April 10, 2006 There IS a problem with global warming... it stopped in 1998!  source
April 8, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - New statistics suggest San Francisco has the highest percentage of gay men among major cities in the world, with a quarter of them HIV-positive, a top city health official said on Friday. "Despite an overall loss in the population in San Francisco in the last five years, we think there has been an absolute gain in gay men," William McFarland, head of HIV/AIDS statistics at San Francisco's Department of Public Health, said in an interview. "From all the data I have seen ... it's the gayest city in the world." source 
     The world says "If you want to play, you've gotta pay."  The Bible (TLB) puts it this way "And the men, instead of having normal sex relationships with women, burned with lust for each other, men doing shameful things with other men and, as a result, getting paid within their own souls with the
penalty they so richly deserved." Romans 1:27  But, there is a way out of this:  read 1 Corinthians 6:11.  Change is possible! Praise God.
April 2, 2006  The recent news about a study "proving" that prayer does not have a positive healing results is quite interesting. The two "groups" of people praying were Group #1 and Group #2 (per scrappleface.com). For those who are Christian and know that prayer does indeed often have positive healing effects the key to understanding these study results is to ask "Who was praying?"  James 5:16
March 21, 2006  More than 25,000 evangelical Christian youth landed Friday in San Francisco for a two-day rally at AT&T Park against "the virtue terrorism" of popular culture! source
March 20, 2006 Cyclone Larry crashed ashore about 60 miles south of Cairns, Australia as a Category 5 storm, packing winds of up to 180 mph.  Des Hensler, an Innisfail resident, took shelter by himself in a church, with water up to his ankles. "I don't get scared much, but this is something to make any man tremble in his boots," he told the Seven television network. source
Current News - a tiny sampling of what you won't see in the National Media:

March 17, 2006  Cincinnati, OH – Today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in the case of ACLU of Tennessee v. Bredesen, upheld the Tennessee law that authorizes the production of a “Choose Life” license plate.

February 24, 2006  Cincinnati, OH - On February 24, 2006, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a "per se" requirement that all abortion statutes must contain an exception to protect the health or life of the mother in order to be constitutional.

February 27, 2006 Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court unanimously sided with abortion protestors and ended a 19-year legal battle waged against the protestors by the National Organization for Women (NOW).

January 18, 29005  Washington, D.C. - Today, in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the United States Supreme Court in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England ruled that courts may not invalidate abortion laws in their entirety when a narrower ruling is possible.

03.08.06 The Palestinian Authority's ruling Hamas terror group has launched a web site for children, preaching the moral desirability of being a suicide terrorist through cartoons and children's stories. source
  
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in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.  They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have told you this, so that when the time comes you will remember that I warned you. . . . Prophet and Messiah Jesus ( Holy Bible: New Testament: JOHN 16:2b-4a )
Only one in four Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition for redress of grievances.) But more than half can name at least two members of the (Simpson) cartoon family, according to a survey (by the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum). source
Muslim Cleric and Prayer leader Mohammed Yousaf Qureshi announced a $1,000,000 bounty for anyone who will kill a Danish cartoonist to about 1,000 people outside the historic Mohabat Khan mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar. (Pakistan)  source
Much of "The Da Vinci Code" scaffolding of conspiracies was constructed in an earlier best seller, "Holy Blood, Holy Grail," published in the 1980's. It relies on a file of documents found in the Bibliothčque Nationale de France that has since been exposed as one man's hoax. Darrell L. Bock, a professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, sees "The Da Vinci Code" not merely as an effort to undermine traditional Christian belief but also to "redefine Christianity and the history of Christianity." source
"Truth no longer matters in the context of politics and, sadly, in the context of cable news," . . . Aaron Brown, whose four-year period as anchor of CNN's NewsNight ended in November 2005
With hurricanes, tornado's, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding and severe t-storms tearing up the country from one end to another, with the threat of bird flu and terrorists attacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"  . . . Jay Leno
"Looking at the doctrine of Darwinism, which undergirded my atheism for so many years, I realized I would have to believe that nothing produces everything, non-life produces life, randomness produces fine-tuning, chaos produces information, unconsciousness produces consciousness, and non-reason produces reason."   ~~ Lee Strobel, The Case for a Creator, http://www.caseforacreator.com/intro_content.htm
Regarding the establishment of an adult pornography site at the old Bickford's restaurant in Richmond, RI: (Rev. Don) "Butera doesn't understand how an adult entertainment store, something that could affect the community in such a profound manner, can be opened with such little governmental clearance. "When we opened up our church we had to get a special use permit from the town...and an adult entertainment store doesn't?" wondered Butera" source: The Chariho Times
"Official military policy allows any sort of prayer, but Lt. Klingenschmitt says that in reality, evangelical Protestant prayers are censored. He cites his training at the Navy Chaplains School in Newport, R.I., where 'they have clipboards and evaluators who evaluate your prayers, and they praise you if you pray just to God,' he said. 'But if you pray in Jesus' name, they counsel you.'" source: http://www.washtimes.com/national/20051221-121224-6972r.htm
 'The Supreme Court once noted: "Music without sacred music, architecture minus the Cathedral, or painting without the Scriptural themes would be eccentric and incomplete, even from a secular view.'"   source:  www.lc.org
The motto stitched into the State Flag of Rhode Island below the anchor is the single word "Hope".  This was taken from the Bible in Hebrews 6:18-19  which says "God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure."
"Many Muslim scholars have already publicly condemned terrorism, often citing Chapter 5, Verse 32 of the Koran, which states that killing an innocent human being is like killing all of humanity, and saving the life of one person is like saving all humanity."  President George W. Bush, November 11, 2005
". . . human nature does not readily admit that we can only have a relationship with God on His terms."  . . . David Brickner, Executive Director: Jews for Jesus
“Apostolic living has ceased, no wonder apostolic miracles have ceased.” . . . Ămy Carmichael.

"It is interesting that Diversity is inclusive of Judaism and Islam but not Christianity. The issue of "separation of church and state" is invariably given as an explanation. It is clear that those who give this rationale intuitively understand, by their actions, that Christianity represents the true Church in their minds. If Christianity were not the true Church then Judaism and/or Islam would also be excluded from the public schools . . ."  Ray Farnum

What does Protestant liberalism offer? "A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross."  H. Richard Niebuhr (Yale University)
"The Buck Stops Here," . . . said the no-nonsense sign on President Harry Truman's desk
"My problem is not with the parts of the Bible I don't understand but with those I do!" . . . Mark Twain
"According to the latest figures, the death rate in this country is still 100 percent."  . . . Rusty Wright    http://www.probe.org/docs/oneminute.html
"Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers. . . . John Jay, the first Supreme Court Justice

"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."  . . .
James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our Constitution"
"There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new morality. What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there is no such thing as a new morality. There is only one morality. All else is immorality."
                                    
-- Theodore Roosevelt
"43 percent of Democratic voters say that abortion “destroys human life and is manslaughter” (according to a January 2004 Zogby poll)
http://www.worldmag.com/newsite/content/displayArticle.cfm?id=9481
As Steve Missimer waited with about 300 people at a Home Depot to buy last-minute supplies, he summed up his storm philosophy: "You ride down the highway at 145 miles an hour and see how fast stuff flies at you. That's what this storm is going to be like. It's not something you want to try to ride out."" http://www.local6.com/weather/3702184/detail.html

Prime Minister Perry Christie told Bahamians they faced one of the most intense hurricanes in their history. "We have made every human effort to prepare ... we are ultimately in the hands of God," Christie said. http://news.myway.com/top/article/id/424763|top|09-03-2004::00:08|reuters.html

“I want to raise a generation of young people devoid of a conscience, imperious, relentless and cruel.”. . . Adolph Hitler <quoted by Ravi Zacharias>
"The view of al Qaeda is 'anybody but Bush.' " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040811-123531-3824r.htm  <08.11.04>
"Terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength. They are invited by the perception of weakness" . . . USA Vice President Dick Cheney
"I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."
. . . (ex-President of the USA) Ronald Reagan
"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education." -- Theodore Roosevelt (President of the United States) -- 1910
Understand that nothing can ultimately be relevant except in relation to what is eternal. . . . Os Guinness
The Two Foundations of Human Enlightenment: 1. There is a God and 2. You are not Him . . . Dan Ward and "Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person." . . . Mother Teresa
To watch that movie <Passion> and not be transformed is to have a heart filled with concrete.  . . . Joe White

 . . . Mel Gibson's new movie [The Passion of the Christ] is doing so well "there's talk of turning it into a book."  . . . Jay Leno <via Fox News>

"Denominations and church structures that impose a hierarchy of authority or require bureaucratic decision-making are ill-suited to handle the dynamism of a Church planting movement."  . . . David Garrison
"In addition to being a masterpiece of film-making and an artistic triumph, "The Passion of the Christ" evoked more deep reflection, sorrow and emotional reaction within me than anything since my wedding, my ordination or the birth of my children. Frankly, I will never be the same. When the film concluded, this "invitation only" gathering of "movers and shakers" in Washington, DC were shaking indeed, but this time from sobbing. I am not sure there was a dry eye in the place. The crowd that had been glad-handing before the film was now eerily silent. No one could speak because words were woefully inadequate. We had experienced a kind of art that is a rarity in life, the kind that makes heaven touch earth." - Keith A Fournier <thanks to Randall Munroe for pointing out that this quote was not by Paul Harvey>
"57% of the pastors of Baptist churches (other than Southern Baptist) had a biblical worldview, as did 51% of non-denominational Protestant pastors, 44% of pastors of charismatic or Pentecostal churches, 35% of pastors of black churches, and 28% of those leading mainline congregations." and
"Only half of the country’s Protestant pastors – 51% - have a biblical worldview." 
and
"Educationally, the pastors least likely to have a biblical worldview are those who are seminary graduates (45%). In contrast, three out of five pastors who have not attended seminary operate with a biblical worldview (59%)."  http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=156
"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring."  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
"The poor you will always have with you . . ."  . . . Jesus  (Matthew 26:11a)
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."  . . .
Jesus  (Matthew 25:40)
"Most media people don't attend church or synagogue, and worship an authority no higher than the economy, politics and their erogenous zones.  Real people have different priorities."  Cal Thomas - Fox News - Dec. 22, 2003 <http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,106399,00.html>
"This is the Apocalypse. There is nothing but devastation and debris." . . . Mohammed Karimi (man who lost his wife and 4-year-old daughter in the earthquake in the city of Bam, in Iran)
"I can hear you. I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." -- President George W. Bush at Ground Zero (Sept. 14, 2001)
"Being thankful sweetens you, grumbling sours you; being thankful brings sunshine to your countenance, being ungrateful casts a shadow; being thankful brings a melody to your words, criticism makes you sound like a clanging cymbal; being thankful keeps your feet on the pathway of celebration, complaint takes you down the road of despair." Greg Salamon  (EDIFY . . .Volume 1, issue 22)
"No one, as such, dies of natural causes, but by appointment. Whether one dies tragically or peacefully, none will be late for the final appointment to stand and give an account before the Creator and Sustainer of the universe."
. . . Don Follis (Urbana columnist)
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1) and  "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:27)
(God's answer to those who just can't believe that their ancestor was a gorilla . . .)
"I do not like broccoli.  And, I have not liked Broccoli since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it.  I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli."  George H. Bush (past President of the United States)
I must dissent from the view that "all roads that lead to God are good" and believe instead the words of our Lord, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).  It should be carefully noted that Jesus did not say, "I am one of many equally good ways" or "I am a better way than the others, I am an aspect of truth; I am a fragment of the life." Instead, His claim was absolute, and allegiance to Him, as the Savior of the world, was to take precedence over all the claims of men and religions.  (from Kingdom of the Cults, Copyright © 1997 The Estate of Walter Martin.)
Trivia quiz: Which team had the highest gate receipts in all of Major League Baseball last year?  The Yankees is the obvious but wrong answer. The Seattle Mariners, which edged out the Yankees for the top attendance in baseball last year, is another good but wrong guess, too. The surprising answer: The smallest, oldest ballpark in the country, Fenway Park, was number one in gate receipts.  sportsbusinessnews.com -  September 8, 2003
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not by religions, but by the gospel of Jesus Christ." -- Patrick Henry (who also said: "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" on March 23, 1775) patriot and founding father of our country
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." Quotation by President Theodore Roosevelt from:  EDIFY ...August 29, 2003, Volume 1, Issue 9 by Greg Salamon gsalamon@pkfamily.com
 "It is now possible to live a "christian life" without doing the things that Jesus commanded us to do.  "We have hired people to go into all the world, to visit those in prison, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to care for widows and orphans.  The average Christian doesn't have to do it." 
. . . Cal Thomas <from Rescue Magazine, August 2003 Issue>
"Our justice system is established on the basis of Almighty God, not the almighty court" Chief Justice Roy Moore, Alabama State Supreme Court speaking about his refusal to remove the 5,280 pound monument featuring the Ten Commandments and other famous quotes by Founding Fathers about Judeo-Christian influence in the origins of the U.S. legal system.  <From www.worldmag.com, August 16, 2003 issue>
Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell.  I want to have a rescue shop within a yard of hell.  J.C. Studd - Christian Missionary to China and Africa
Do not communicate to be understood.  Communicate so as to not possibly be misunderstood.  - Charlie Gilbert (Electric Boat, General Dynamics)
"The Court today pretends that . . .we need not fear judicial imposition of homosexual marriage, as has recently occurred in Canada. . . .DO NOT BELIEVE IT."  . . .United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  <World Magazine:  July5/12. 2003 issue, cover page>
I would have met Jesus sooner if not for Christians who led double lives . . . . . and . . . . .  If you praise and worship Jesus with your mouth and your life does not praise and worship him, there's something wrong!  - Keith Green
I don't fear failure.
I fear succeeding at something that doesn't matter.
  . . . Dan Erickson
"This job is about as close to heaven as I expect to get." . . . Dan Rather, CBS Evening News anchor on his love for broadcast journalism <World Magazine 02.22.03 Issue>
Buddhism:  Criticizing Christian anthropology, the Dali Lama says, "Some people get the impression that we human beings have a basically negative nature . . . If basic human nature is negative, then there is no future.*"  <Ray's comment:  The Dali Lama's observation is well stated!  What he speaks of as "negative",  we Christians call "sin".  Jesus Christ came to pay the price in full for that "negative nature" we were born with and to fully restore each of us to a right relationship to God when we confess our negative nature to God and receive the forgiveness Jesus offers into our hearts. . .  With Jesus' forgiveness, there is an eternal future!>  *Quoted from March 8, 2003 issue World Magazine, p. 30
   If you have been given a small task or asked to tend a small plot, do it well.  Remember, Nazareth was a small place and so was Galilee.  Author unknown; spoken at Congress '97 in Boston, MA
AIDS is the modern day leprosy.  . . . former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
   Those who think all religions are the same look at the wrappings instead of the content.  . . . Gene Edward Veith
   "When an 18-year-old Palestinian girl is induced to blow herself up, and in the process kills a 17-year-old Israeli girl, the future itself is dying, the future of the Palestinian people and the future of the Israeli people."  . . . President George Bush speaking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
   I have lost all of my friends at school. Now that I've begun to "walk my talk," they make fun of me . . . I am not going to apologize for speaking the name of Jesus.  I will take it.  If my friends have to become my enemies for me to be with my best friend, Jesus, then that's fine with me. . . . I am not going to hide the light that God has put into me. If I have to sacrifice everything, I will.  Rachel Scott.  Murdered at Columbine High School.  April 20, 1999 From: Jesus Freaks, Vol II, page 58.
   One day I had a sort of trance or vision.  I was singing at my work, and my mind became absorbed, and it seemed as if I were working for the Lord down in the fourth ward.  I had a house, and people were coming in. There was a bath, and as they came in I washed and cleansed them on the outside, and the Lord cleansed them on the inside.  They came at the first by small numbers, then by hundreds, and afterwards by thousands.  Jerry McAuley, Founder of the Water Street Rescue Mission (now the New York City Rescue Mission) founded 1872.
   "Neither I, nor anyone else, speaks for God except insofar as they speak founded upon His inerrant word."   . . . Charles Colson
   On "Relativism" (that may be true for you but how can you say it is true for me?)"
 . . . the relativist says that if you believe in objective
moral and religious truth, you are wrong.
          Hence, relativism is
judgmental.
Second, it follows from this that relativism excludes your beliefs from the realm of legitimate opinions.
          Thus, relativism is
exclusivist
.
 And third, because relativism is exclusive, all non-relativists are automatically not members of the "correct thinking" party.
          So, relativism is partisan. "
  . . .Francis Beckwith
"Even your enemies will trust you if you are a man of integrity." Ravi Zacharias
   "Billions of dollars to build buildings to honor somebody who says I don't dwell in temples made with hands," he said. "I don't know how your theology works, but if Jesus has a choice between stained glass windows and feeding starving kids in Haiti, I have a feeling he'd choose the starving kids in Haiti.
   "So we need to begin to ask as we make up our church budgets what our missionary commitments are. What are our missionary commitments to the poor, the oppressed, the downtrodden?"
 
. . . Tony Campolo
   "With the humanist or atheistic philosophy, there is a constant need for domination. Humanism or atheism is a wonderful philosophy of life as long as you are big, strong, and between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. But watch out if you are in a lifeboat and there are others who are younger, bigger, or smarter." . . . William Murray
   "Both at home and abroad, we shall persevere along our course, however the winds may blow." . . . Sir Winston Churchill, Sept. 5, 1940
   "Jesus is mind altering."  . . . Billy Graham
   "This is a very dangerous place." . . . Fox News' Geraldo Rivera, on why he carries a gun in Afghanistan
   "The Mormons ("Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints"), Jehovah's Witnesses, Islam (Muslims), Christian Scientists, and Unitarian Universalists have this in common:  they do not believe in the Deity of Jesus" . . . author unknown (note: The Deity of Jesus Christ <Jesus is God the Son> is a foundational belief of Christianity)
   "I know God won't give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
. . . Mother Teresa
   "There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying at its foundations."  . . . U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story in 1829 
   "Let us end the Famine of the Word of God"  . . . George Barna speaking before Congress '97 in Boston, Massachusetts
"It is amazing what one lit candle will do in a dark room."
. . . Richard Jenness
   "I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.
   And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book."
Revelation 22:18-19 (NIV - Bible)
"The anchor in the storm is the rock
  and the rock has a name:
  Jesus Christ."
. . . Dr. Charles Stanley
"God will crush the obstacles in your life if you will follow in His way." . . .Jack Hayford addressing the Promise Keepers Conference in Hartford, CT on August 20, 1999
   "Responsibility is a unique concept: it can only reside and inhere in a single individual. you may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. you may delegate it, but it is still with you. you may disclaim it, but you cannot divest yourself of it. even if you do not recognize it or admit its presence, you cannot escape it.  If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance, or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else.  Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible". . . Admiral Rickover - US Navy
   "When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us" . . . Alexander Graham Bell
"If the horse is dead, dismount." . . . Author unknown
Y2K - Yield To the King . . . Author unknown
A tough reminder for us all:
But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
. . . Jesus in Matthew 12:36-37

 
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