Sunday, 30 December 2012

The Maggots Are Coming Out

From Here...

Claim seeks $100 million for child survivor to Connecticut school shooting.

A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago.
The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard “cursing, screaming, and shooting” over the school intercom when the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire, according to the claim filed by New Haven-based attorney Irv Pinsky.
“As a consequence, the … child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined,” the claim said.
Pinsky’s claim said that the state Board of Education, Department of Education and Education Commissioner had failed to take appropriate steps to protect children from “foreseeable harm.”
It said they had failed to provide a “safe school setting” or design “an effective student safety emergency response plan and protocol.”
But from another perspective,
At the time Adam Lanza showed up at the school that day, the doors were locked an visitors could only be let in by someone in authority in the school office. When the incident started, teachers and aides did everything they could to evacuate the building or get the children into areas where they’d be hidden and safe. One teacher lost her life protecting her children from Lanza’s murderous spree. What, exactly, is it that this family asserts the school could have reasonably done differently? Perhaps they need to count their blessings, be glad their child is safe, and stop looking for a pot of gold out of this horrible tragedy.
Why buy lottery tickets when you can capitalize on something like this.

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An Interesting Way of Looking At It

* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:
* Annual family income: $21,700
* Family exspenses: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

Just sayin'

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h/t The Green Room

Saturday, 29 December 2012

What About Those Who Have Never Actually Heard the Gospel?

Although I can't claim to agree with Hank Hanegraaff on every issue he addresses, I think this is a good view of this subject. I have posted before on this, and I confess that I take a somewhat more, "generous" view of God's grace than some of my evangelical brothers. Take Care

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Is There More to Life Than This? - Nicky Gumbel

Or the original title,
"Christianity: Boring, Untrue, Irrelevant?"

Introductory video to the Alpha Course.

During the times when I seem to post sporadically, this is what I want people to see when they come here.

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