I like Jonah, but if they're going to ditch Mark Steyn from the last page, they should bring back Florence King.
Thanks so much for posting this. I saw the article yesterday and I was appalled to see that a bank thinks it has the right to keep you from your own money. Guess they're just trying to keep it safe for the government, so it'll be there when they decide to give everyone a "haircut."
Congratulations to the Worst Poster, from the wurst poster.
My thugs aren't paid enough to afford jack-boots. I think they're wearing flip-flops.
I just donated $40 to Herrights on Barkha's site · 26 minutes ago
Procedural question--do we donate directly or is someone responsible for collecting donations and sending them on?
I have 10 votes? They like me! They really like me!!
I have been informed that I cannot win. And in truth, I nominated myself accidentally (that will teach me to resist the easy pun). Nevertheless:
$50.00 to HerRights.
5 votes to ME and the other 5 votes to MYSELF.
Cato Rand f/k/a GFL
So happy to hear of your success. May it continue for a long, long time. · 1 hour ago
Thanks! I've been extremely fortunate/blessed in my throwdown with cancer. After all these years, I'm feeling like I am clawing my way out of the darkness and into the light again. And as a side benefit, I learned that it's not so bad being bald--particularly in the heat of summer. :)
I think the answer is : No, the war on cancer isn't hopeless. Thirteen years ago, I was diagnosed for the first time. This year, God willing, I will finally reach the 5 year cancer free milestone. Chemo, radiation, maintenance drugs, exercise, stress reduction--all weapons in my own battle, and all weapons that are really constantly being refined. Like the "War on Terrorism", the war on cancer isn't hopeless. We may never win the big war, but that doesn't mean we should never fight the small battles. To me, those small battles--real people--are what make the war worth fighting, even if we never reach the point of eradicating all cancers.
PsychLynne: If you find the article interesting, you should consider reading
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
by Sidhartha Mukherjee
It's phenomenal and weaves history, science, and patient stories together in a really beautiful and informative way. · 1 hour ago
I second this. Well worth the read.
Just in keeping with the dictum that one does not want to see either sausage-making or law-making. Nothing in the dictum about eating it, though.....
Philippines typhoon relief?
Fisher House Foundation
Voice of the Martyrs
In my opinion, mega-churches are heavily geared toward seekers. That's fine. There is a need. Where I think they--and any church geared to seekers--fall is in the ability/willingness to go deeper theologically for people who need/want it. I am a member of a church (not a mega-church) that strives to be seeker friendly. But the sermons aren't very deep or rich theologically. The church itself seems to stand for very little, and what it does stand for is almost never communicated to the congregation--I guess for fear of scaring seekers away. And the music--let's not even go there. I long for a church that really preaches the Bible--on Sundays and everyday (and that sings real hymns, not cheesy CCM).
When you hit the store today for bulbs, be sure and stock up on the three-way bulbs too. There's nothing "compact" about the fluorescent three-ways.
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