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  • I was greeted at the Christian bookstore where I work this fine Saturday morning with a set of papers stapled together on the table behind the sale counter.  It sort of grabbed my attention, as it said in big, bold, all-caps letters, "TELL OTHER CHRISTIANS AND SAVE A SOUL FROM HELL."  

So immediately I think, "this doesn't look like company material...."

    Salvation by Faith…and the Sabbath?

    I was greeted at the Christian bookstore where I work this fine Saturday morning with a set of papers stapled together on the table behind the sale counter. It sort of grabbed my attention, as it said in big, bold, all-caps letters, "TELL OTHER CHRISTIANS AND SAVE A SOUL FROM HELL." So immediately I think, "this doesn't look like company material...."

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  • I got to do something a week or so ago that I haven't been able to do in quite some time: watch a space shuttle launch.  I can't even remember the last time I'd watched one, but it's just as awesome as I remember them.  But with all the talk of retiring the shuttles floating about and current government plans for replacement, I really have to look back and evaluate my understanding of the space program.

    Awe of Space Travel

    I got to do something a week or so ago that I haven't been able to do in quite some time: watch a space shuttle launch. I can't even remember the last time I'd watched one, but it's just as awesome as I remember them. But with all the talk of retiring the shuttles floating about and current government plans for replacement, I really have to look back and evaluate my understanding of the space program.

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  • I have always hated the entire concept of eminent domain ever since the state came to my father and made him sell some of his frontage property.

    I Hate Eminent Domain

    I have always hated the entire concept of eminent domain ever since the state came to my father and made him sell some of his frontage property.

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  • I picked it up today...a Blackhawk Spec-Ops stock with recoil suppression springs built-in. It wasn't cheap...but it's got adjustable length, fits right into the existing weapon, and looks pretty bad-news.

    Better Bitter Clinging

    I picked it up today...a Blackhawk Spec-Ops stock with recoil suppression springs built-in. It wasn't cheap...but it's got adjustable length, fits right into the existing weapon, and looks pretty bad-news.

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  • Excuse me, but I don't feel like leaving my life in the hands of men who only have to qualify their gun handling skills once a year, much less to some nutbar with a grudge.

    Journalism’s Gun Nitwittery

    Excuse me, but I don't feel like leaving my life in the hands of men who only have to qualify their gun handling skills once a year, much less to some nutbar with a grudge.

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  • I am an Opera user, and I have been ever since the late nineties...probably as early as 1997.  I love Opera...I always have and, from the looks of it, always will.  It's here to stay, and there is no reason to pull the plug on it.

    I love Opera!

    I am an Opera user, and I have been ever since the late nineties...probably as early as 1997. I love Opera...I always have and, from the looks of it, always will. It's here to stay, and there is no reason to pull the plug on it.

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  • In further attempts to better waste taxpayer time and money, representatives to the U.S. House have proposed the College Football Playoff Act of 2009.  Hey, try winning all your games next time, and stop wasting Congressional law-making power.

    The Longhorn Revenge Law?

    In further attempts to better waste taxpayer time and money, representatives to the U.S. House have proposed the College Football Playoff Act of 2009. Hey, try winning all your games next time, and stop wasting Congressional law-making power.

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  • I was just walking through today as I went by to pick up a copy of The Dark Knight. While there, I decided to peruse the toy aisles, since I haven't picked up anything to give my little niece for Christmas.  But while browsing through, just looking at them, I found something that totally took me by surprise...a 25th anniversary version of the original Optimus Prime.

    I nearly cried in Walmart today

    I was just walking through today as I went by to pick up a copy of The Dark Knight. While there, I decided to peruse the toy aisles, since I haven't picked up anything to give my little niece for Christmas. But while browsing through, just looking at them, I found something that totally took me by surprise...a 25th anniversary version of the original Optimus Prime.

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  • I've been in the radiologic technology course of study for several months now. Nearing the end of this semester of school, I feel qualified to comment on what it feels like to return to academia after a long and, honestly, welcome foray in the real world.

    Reflections on Full-time Return to College

    I've been in the radiologic technology course of study for several months now. Nearing the end of this semester of school, I feel qualified to comment on what it feels like to return to academia after a long and, honestly, welcome foray in the real world.

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  • Yup, that's a provacative title, but I can't think of any other explanation aside from abject ignorance. Basically, it boils down to three matters that, while interrelated, are still discernable and worth putting forward.  This is my mile-long post for the year, so hold on to your hats.

    Only an Idiot Can Vote for Barack Obama

    Yup, that's a provacative title, but I can't think of any other explanation aside from abject ignorance. Basically, it boils down to three matters that, while interrelated, are still discernable and worth putting forward. This is my mile-long post for the year, so hold on to your hats.

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