Saturday, May 31, 2008
"Chatters are growing happier with their overall wireless service, according to a new survey, with Verizon Wireless taking top honors and Sprint slipping into last place among the four big carriers."
"Verizon Wireless scored a 72 in the survey, giving it top marks among the four big wireless carriers. AT&T and T-Mobile both tied at 71, with AT&T gaining the most ground thanks to its four-percent spike since 2007 (thanks, in part, to the iPhone, according to ACSI researchers)."
"Meanwhile, Sprint's ACSI rating fell to just 56, an 8 percent drop from last year. "
"Just for comparison's sake, the spiraling airline industry got an ACSI score of 62 (tumbling almost 14 percent from 1994), the U.S. Postal Service got a 74 (up from a score of 61 in 1994), FedEx scored an 85, and both McDonald's and Microsoft made do with a middling 69."
This one was hidden the the "Y" between branches of a tree. Amanda knew where to look, but I had to give her a boost to check it out.
Cachers sometimes hide their geocaches in 35mm film canisters. Amanda found a new use for the lid. Ahoy Matey!
This is really just a photo I doctored with Photo Impact so I can use it on my Facebook profile later. The touch up was more impressive before the photo was cropped. But now I'm thinking it might be fun to doctor some photos and make some of my own "find the differences" games.
Monday, May 26, 2008
When did we decide the church should dictate, control, or mandate the direction of our culture? Isn't culture just a reflection of who we are as a society? Why are we focused on the fruit rather than the root? It would be like smashing all the apples from a tree in anger because they aren't big enough or tasty enough rather than considering the soil, sunlight, and environmental conditions; getting mad at the food when we should really be talking to the cook; or blaming the kids when we should talk to the parents."
Pop Goes the Culture: Should The Church Engage Pop Culture
by Tim Stevens
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
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Sunday, May 18, 2008
"It's not that the court interferes with the will of the people," he added. "But the court says, 'You voted for something, but it's not constitutionally right, so let's rework this.' That's really the idea."
Wow, that's the best "excuse" I've heard yet for activist judges who overturn the will of the people to promote their own agenda. Governor Schwarzenegger was actually defending his wishy-washy, now-I'm-a-liberal stance on gay marriage, but I thought his attempt to defend activist judges was interesting...right up to the part where he said, "It's not that the court interferes with the will of the people." Uhhh...isn't that exactly what they did when they OVERTURN the vote of the people?
Here's the whole article.
"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.
You can read the whole thing here to get his context and all, but I'm not impressed. I don't think we all have to "drive SUVs", but I'm sure tired of the liberal thinking that if we somehow make America a third world country, that will help the rest of the world. This is where the "global warming" road is taking us.
I can remember the day when candidates for the presidency told us what they would bring to America, not what they wanted to take away.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
However, the effect of rising fossil fuel emissions will mean that warming will accelerate again after 2015 when natural trends in the oceans veer back towards warming, according to the computer model.
NATURAL TRENDS IN THE OCEANS will lead to warming, just like they led to cooling!!! It has NOTHING to do with rising fossil fuel emissions!!
Read the whole article for yourself. It's ridiculous. A shift to cooler temperatures is totally natural, but the same sort of warming shift is blamed on man. That's about as intelligent as saying it is natural for the sun to set and the moon to rise, but the setting moon and rising sun is due to man-made emissions warming the planet.
But there is good news in this post...read the comments. I am noticing a trend in articles like this that more and more people are catching on to this hoax. Maybe the day is coming when Al Gore's claim that "global warming" is man-made will hold as much sway as his claim to have invented the Internet.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
We have been pleased with the education Amanda has received at her public school, but some of the things she was starting to bring home (mostly from 'friends') had us praying a lot. We have talked about private schools in the past, but we want Amanda to learn to stand up for what she believes and learn how to do it in the 'real world'. Brooke found out about a charter school opening down the street from us, so we went to check it out. We were originally looking into Amanda starting there next year, but when we went, with Amanda, to check it out, we changed our minds. First of all, Brooke, Amanda and I were impressed with what we saw and had a peace about Amanda attending there. Secondly, like most charter schools, they are filling up fast. If Amanda waited until next year, the school would probably be running at capacity and would have to implement a lottery system for allowing new students. We prayed about it and all three of us felt a peace about Amanda starting this year.
Amanda was blessed with her mother's personality and never meets a stranger. She is already making friends at her new school and loves it.