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After our most recent survey, it became apparent that many of our readers are concerned about becoming more resilient without spending a lot of money. After all, it’s no secret that the economy hasn’t quite rebounded and the increasing rate of inflation certainly doesn’t help either. It’s important to remember that money…
In over seven thousand years of documented civilizations, only one generation truly stands out as the single best time to be alive. This generation lived during the greatest increase in standard of living in their lifetime. Historians look at single moments in history for changing. Biographers look at how individuals have changed…
If you had an emergency (or heck, even got arrested) with no cell phone or no Internet, what number would you call? Growing up, you likely remembered all of the important phone numbers of family and friends. They rattled off immediately when you picked up the phone. But after 15-20 years of…
Last week, much of the Midwest was torn to shreds by a series of devastating tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. At least three tornadoes were classified as EF4 with winds approaching 190mph. In total, approximately 80 tornadoes were confirmed in the area. Hundreds of thousands are without power throughout Illinois, Indiana and Michigan…
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs for short, have been in the news frequently. They aren’t labeled. They make you fat. Yet, 85% of corn and 91% of soybeans are genetically modified. What is GMO? Plants and animals that have been genetically engineered in a laboratory. These plants and animals are so different…
Here’s something I found incredibly useful as a way to improve a community’s resilience: an Egg Map. Take a look at this map of egg producers, from the innovators at Incredible Edible Todmorden UK. Every point on the map is a home, farm or business that has a chicken coop. Many of them…
Years ago, disruption meant death. Today, we benefit from solutions that have been created for almost every problem. Including solutions to problems that don’t even exist. Not every solution is cost effective. Not every solution is in your language. Not every solution creates a solution without (more) dangerous side effects. But the…
Late last month, power company equipment, six gas stations and a convenience store were attacked by a Mexican drug cartel. The cartel successfully left 11 towns without electricity as a result of the attack; an attack thought to be a result of a territorial dispute between rival cartels. Although this event occurred…
Here are some questions to get us thinking: What makes a home or community valuable? What makes one home worth so much more than another, even if it’s the same size and quality? Most people would answer: location. They would be right, the three word mantra of real-estate professionals everywhere is: location,…
For those of us who have successfully composted in the past, we know that a properly made compost pile produces a substantial amount of heat. In fact, when the pile stops creating heat it is usually done “cooking” and ready for the garden. We focus a lot on leveraging technology to become…
One of two hospitals designated to treat bird flu cases in the Indonesian capital has been overwhelmed with patients with symptoms of the disease, a doctor said on Monday.
In response to a new surge in cases, two Indonesian ministers said the government was pressing for a ban on backyard fowl in three provincial areas worst hit by the H5N1 bird flu virus.
Four Indonesians have died this year after a six-week lull in cases, taking the number of human deaths from bird flu in the country to 61, the highest of any country.
Nine people with bird flu symptoms, including a 5-year-old girls in intensive care, were being treated at Jakarta’s Persahabatan hospital and its isolation rooms could accept no more patients, the head of the hospital’s bird flu ward said.
“If we get more patients, we will send them to Sulianti Saroso,” Muchtar Ichsan told Reuters, referring the country’s main bird flu treatment centre in North Jakarta.
Seven of the patients at Persahabatan came from Bekasi, a town east of Jakarta, said Muhammad Nadirin, a doctor at the bird flu information centre.
An 18-year-old man being treated in Persahabatan has been confirmed to have bird flu after his mother died of the disease on Thursday.
Much has been made of the poll numbers reflecting dissatisfaction with the Administration’s prosecution of the War against islamic fascism, with Democrats and MSM-types (is there really any difference) proudly proclaiming the latest weekly numbers as further evidence of America’s great mistake in Florida 2000.
My own opinion is often reflected in these numbers, and I have been upfront about voicing my disapproval with PC rules of engagement being imposed upon our military, and the Administration’s inability to put up a concerted effort to fight the PR battle for public opinion. Either the threats that face Western civilization are as serious as many on the political right say, or they are not. I believe that they are, and the case has been made on these pages, as well as on websites across the right side of the political blogosphere.
The behavior of the political left has been, and remains unforgivable. Laconic Blog expresses this in a way that I would like to, if I were able to turn a phrase the way this author does. Here is an excerpt:
And why have they done this? What proud motives have spurred them on? Honest intellectual differences? Grief over wiser, more effective paths not taken? No. Simply this: their own political advantage. The Left has concluded that the most important equation for them in this decade is the Kennedy-Durbin Inverse Result Formula: good for Bush=bad for Democrats/bad for Bush=good for Democrats. They have been so fixated on damaging Bush that they are willing to countenance a defeat for their own country.
The irony behind this disgraceful conduct is that these fools think that they can ride out an American defeat. In their delusion they think that America can face ignominious defeat in Iraq, Israel can be thrown to the wolves, Iran can become a nuclear power and their world will continue undisturbed. They will be allowed to get on with urbane reading of the New York Times Sunday Magazine unmolested, peaceful lattes and chai teas at Starbucks, and cocktail party fundraisers for Planned Parenthood while the French keep the peace and John Kerry subdues Al Queda with subpoenas and injunctions.
The “walk of witness” on March 24 coincides with the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. It is the latest stage in the church’s repentance since February last year, when the General Synod voted to apologise for its involvement in slavery.
Well our good and great Anglican leaders are showing the world the way! Instead of seeing the past as a weave of the noble, glorious, unfortunate, and ugly (and much more) that are a part of our cultural heritage, that we can learn about and have pride in and learn from, they isolate the ‘in crowd’ luvvie-liberal issues of today, remove them from their historical context and then rejoice in the spectacle of self flagellation. Bah!!!
First Leg of the "Good Tidings and Great Joy" Book Tour
Looking forward to heading out on the first leg of our "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour! I wanted to share with you some of the pre-Thanksgiving schedule and details. (More to come!) We look forward to seeing you on the road, having the opportunity to spread the positive message of this book and really share in the true spirit of the Christma […]
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Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.
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