I Get Email

January 16, 2009

Got this gem in my old school email address (which forwards to my GMail). My favorite parts in italics–also note the the misspelling of Ezekiel and Random Capitalization. I knew their was some crazy stuff in Branson, but this tops it all. Enjoy:

Are You Looking To Understand The Times, Be Equipped and Encouraged?

Then You Must Attend The Sixth Annual Branson Worldview Weekend Family Reunion

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http://www.worldviewweekendfamilyreunion.com

Click here to order a free, full-color magazine on this event:
http://www.worldviewweekend.com/digest.shtml

Priority, upfront seating deadline is February 23

Because we are living in troubling and uncertain times, we have assembled a line up of speakers for the specific purpose of assisting our attendees to understand the times in light of the Word of God.

Topics will include:
*Six worldviews that rule the word
*Eight specific ways to think more Biblically on the major issues of our day
*Understanding why the Middle East is the epicenter and how it will impact each of us
*What does the Bible say about events now unfolding and yet to unfold in Iran, China, Russia, Syria and Iraq?
*What will be America’s role in the last days if any?
*Fifty Biblical Reasons Why Jesus Christ Could Return Soon
*How Does God Judge a Nation and How Are Christian to Respond?
*Understanding America’s Financial Crisis Through History and the Lens of a Biblical Worldview
*Understanding the relevancy of Ezeikel 38 and 39
*What does the future hold for the U.S., Israel and the people of the Muslim world?
*What are the threats we face and how ought followers of Jesus Christ live in light of dramatic and dangerous geopolitical and religious trends?
*Music by pianist, soloist and modern day psalmist, Marty Goetz


US Airways Flight 1549: Track Status FAIL

January 15, 2009

trackstatus

h/t che


Lousy protracted battles where all the doctors are on one side and the actresses (save one) are on the other.

January 14, 2009

Read this excellent review of Paul Offit’s Autism’s False Prophets. It sounds like a rightfully strong book.

Also, I’ve now lost a lot of respect for Jim Carrey.


Sources of Inexplicable Wealth

January 14, 2009

Bravo to the Washington Post for at least attempting to write about corruption in Afghanistan. But really, what a pansy-ass, flimsy article. Everyone in Afghanistan knows where the elite get their money, pretty much everyone in the West knows (except the ignorant), and yet the standards of journalism (or the failure to have truly rigorous digging/investigating done) prevent them from getting as deep and specific as they should. Or maybe I expect too much.


You Think?

January 14, 2009

One way to tell that the US tax code is way too complicated: when the nominee for Treasury Secretary can’t get his tax returns right and it’s quite plausible it was an honest mistake.


Watching Petworth Grow

January 14, 2009

My neighborhood is getting a big new development. It’s about two blocks from my place (directly over the Metro stop) and now sports bigger horns than Moses coming down off the mountain.

Bonus points to anyone who lives in Petworth and gets the reference…


Dream Job?

January 14, 2009

Sometimes I think I’m happy to have graduated because I spent ten semesters as an undergrad and it’s just nice to have a job and an income, that my college experience wasn’t that atypical. Then I read stuff like this that makes me remember how being there really sucked.


A Colossal Oops

January 13, 2009

(said the Founding Fathers


Sad But True

January 13, 2009

Patrick Swayze on “alternative medicine”.