Two good iPhone apps recommended by my 83 yr. old father — Appygraph (send cards via text, with your pictures pasted in) and Heart Rate (you put your finger on the camera lens and it takes your pulse). Apparently he’s the go-to guy for high tech. And my 78 yr. old mom had him text a picture of something to her in a store. Glad to see they are up on the latest things!
‘Revealing Heaven:’ Episcopal Pastor Details Hundreds of Near-Death Experiences, Backs Rob Bell — I know the author and have done prison ministry with him. I’m very disappointed at the direction he has taken. Rob Bell?! Ugh. I can’t see how he missed the obvious, namely that these things are demonic. Who would want to reassure people that everything is swell and they are definitely going to Heaven and don’t need to repent and believe?
The Post Resurrection Behavior of Jesus Eliminates the Possibility of an Imposter — a good refutation of a false theory about the resurrection.
The Atlanta Public School cheating scandal was immense in its breadth and duration, not to mention its recklessness. This shouldn’t be a surprise, though. Unionized bureaucrats and teachers rarely have the interests of the children at heart. It is one more reason the “No Child Left Behind” and all other Federal initiatives are doomed to cause more problems than they solve. Education funding and incentives should be as local as possible. Federal initiatives are a waste that just lead to more corruption like this.
Fulton County prosecutors announced that a grand jury had indicted the Atlanta Public Schools’ ex-superintendent and nearly three dozen other former administrators, teachers, principals and other educators of charges arising from a standardized test cheating scandal that rocked the system.
Former Superintendent Beverly Hall faces charges including conspiracy, making false statements and theft because prosecutors said some of the bonuses she received were tied to falsified scores. Hall retired just days before the findings of a state probe were released in mid-2011. A nationally known educator who was named Superintendent of the Year in 2009, Hall has long denied knowing about the cheating or ordering it.
During a news conference Friday, Howard highlighted the case of Juwanna and another student, saying they demonstrated “the plight of many children” in the Atlanta school system.
Their stories were among many that investigators heard in hundreds of interviews with school administrators, staff, parents and students during a 21-month-long investigation.
Hmm. Turns out Karl Marx was just as smelly and personally useless as his modern-day acolytes! The NY Times is honest about what Marx is like but doesn’t seem to get the current correlation:
The Karl Marx depicted in Jonathan Sperber’s absorbing, meticulously researched biography will be unnervingly familiar to anyone who has had even the most fleeting acquaintance with radical politics. Here is a man never more passionate than when attacking his own side, saddled with perennial money problems and still reliant on his parents for cash, constantly plotting new, world-changing ventures yet having trouble with both deadlines and personal hygiene, living in rooms that some might call bohemian, others plain “slummy,” and who can be maddeningly inconsistent when not lapsing into elaborate flights of theory and unintelligible abstraction.
Still, it comes as a shock to realize that the ultimate leftist, the father of Communism itself, fits a recognizable pattern.
Global warming: Still a hoax. And the notion that it was man-caused was a bigger hoax.
Socialized Medicine: Money for Fake Boobs as Patients Starve — The title says it all, but it left out the part about gender-reassignment surgery (i.e., self-mutilation) being covered as well:
Why are capitalist countries wealthy and socialist countries poor? Because the free market allocates resources more wisely than bureaucrats. This is how healthcare resources are allocated under Britain’s regime of socialized medicine:
Britain’s National Health Service, the NHS, recently spent £4,800 — about $7,200 — on enormous breast implants for an aspiring model while nearly 1,200 patients starved to death in hospitals over the past four years. Critics say the deaths were caused by neglect due to understaffing.
The NHS provided Josie Cunningham with 36DD implants in January after she told her doctor that being flat-chested was causing emotional distress.
It gets worse:
In addition to the breast implants, the NHS has also spent £25,000 — about $37,000 — on a sex-change operation for a 19-year-old male diagnosed with “gender identity disorder.”
Wow, check out the anti-gay hate speech from all of these . . . Democrats?!?! Not shocking at all, really. And not hate speech, of course. They just said whatever would optimize their votes, just like most Republicans do. But their words at the were true, even if they didn’t believe them. They have no substantive reasons for their change other than public opinion.
Child’s complaints of sexual abuse by gay couple were ignored by social workers — political correctness yields many victims.
University Compares Pro-Life Students to White Supremacists — But of course! Abortions kill blacks at a rate 3 times that of whites, and the taxpayer-funded abortion portion of the Democrats’ platform will increase that, so of course the pro-choicers are like white supremacists or worse. Oh, wait, what’s that? They said the pro-lifers were like the supremacists?!?! Wow.
Abortion kills unwanted innocent but human beings. It is a scientific fact and basic common sense that a new human being is created at fertilization. So if someone calls you anti-abortion, don’t get defensive. Embrace it! Would you apologize for being anti-slavery?