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Random Thoughts 6-7-2015

Congratulations to those who fought so hard to get the tax law changed in Nevada so that our sanctuary will no longer be taxed. This change also means that other churches will no longer pay taxes on properties used only for religious purposes.


 

When will people learn that having the right to do something doesn’t necessarily mean that doing so is right. I may have the right to stand on a street corner and make rude remarks about fat people, but it’s still not right to do so. And as for those who say that only Muslims attack and kill people for saying things they don’t like, I suggest you invest in a history book or two paying particular attention to the Christian Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition. I do wonder how many of these rabble-rousers are secretly being finances by the super wealthy like the Koch brothers because pitting groups of poor against each others keeps them from turning on the greedy who are the real cause of many of their problems.


 

I came across something extremely rare yesterday: a Republican who isn’t running for president.


 

National donut day? Really? What next, a national fart day?


 

I’m getting ready for Northern Nevada Gay Pride already. I’ve got a new rainbow tank top, I’ve ordered a rainbow bracelet and I have rainbow lollypops to hand out at our booth. The event is on July 25th.


 

My new book continues to sell, although slowly. I hope it will pick up soon. I really think I have put a lot of useful information in this book so it’s not just about losing weight, but more about having a healthy lifestyle that can benefit anyone. See my book page for more information on my books.


 

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“The eye with which I see God is the same as that with which He sees me. My eye and the eye of God are one eye, one vision, one knowledge, one love.” ~Meister Eckhart


 

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A recent scientific study of DNA samples found in New York City’s subway system found that almost half of the samples belonged to no known species.

A man in China collapsed after playing online games for 14 straight days.  After paramedics revived him, he begged to be allowed to go back to his playing.

A man in Nigeria was arrested after he used his pet baboon to frighten a man leaving a bank into dropping his money and running off, after which the took the money.

A man in Australia tried to feed a mouse to his pet python by holding the mouse in barbecue tongs. The snake swallowed the tongs along with the mouse and had to have surgery to remove them.

A man in Boston, with $7,000 dollars on him, was arrested for sneaking onto the subway without paying the $2.10 fare.

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Random Thoughts 4-5-2015

A couple in Texas, two of those safe, law-abiding, responsible gun owners the ARA is always preaching about, won a vast fortune of $500 in a lottery. They got into an argument over it, and shot each other to death. The wonderful protection of guns. I guess we should at least be thankful that they shot each other and not innocent bystanders.


 

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“Jurvetson Google driverless car trimmed” by Flckr user jurvetson (Steve Jurvetson). Trimmed and retouched with PS9 by Mariordo

I hadn’t really thought of it before, but when watching another news story this week about self-driving cars, it dawned on me that they could be a real boon to the elderly. When we get to the point where our reflexes are slow and our eyesight too bad to drive, we usually have to rely on others to take us around, or foolishly drive anyway until we have a serious accident (NOT recommended!). With a self-driving car, we could let the car take us around without having to worry about our reflexes or eyesight. I have not heard anyone mention this in the talks about these vehicles.


 

It really is horrible that an airline co-pilot crashed a plane with 150 on board, but if that bothers us, why do we ignore that cigarette makers are killing over 10,000 a day?


 

I’m happy to see that states are backing off on Religious Freedom laws that were not about freedom at all but about certain favored churches being allowed to discriminate. We can thank the big corporations and sports organizations who pushed them on this.


 

One thing I miss this time of year now that I live in Nevada is the Washington Post’s annual Peeps diorama contest. Continue reading “Random Thoughts 4-5-2015”

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Random Thoughts 3-29-2015

The United States military likes to exaggerate time for some reason so 2 o’clock becomes 2 hundred hours, 3 o’clock becomes 3 hundred hours, etc. Vladimir Putin heard about this recently and decided the Russian military would have to go one better than ours, so in their army 2 o’clock is 2 thousand hours, 3 is three thousand hours, and so on. Now Vlad’s new buddy in North Korea, Kim Jong-un is going even further. In North Korea, 2 o’clock will now be 2 million hours, 3 o’clock becomes 3 million hours.


 

I recently saw a Facebook post that suggested that the strangeness of Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz can be explained by the availability of lead paint when they were children. That might also explain Ted Nugent, Rush Limbaugh and several other darlings of the extreme right.


 

OMG! Hillary Clinton put curtains on her windows! What is she hiding? Is she harboring werewolves or vampires? She also reportedly swept the floor. What did she sweep away? Were her dust bunnies hiding state secrets? OMG! OMG! Continue reading “Random Thoughts 3-29-2015”

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Random Thoughts 1-25-2015

coffeeI was pleased to hear in the news recently that drinking coffee may prevent some forms of skin cancer. Not that I am particularly concerned about cancer (none of my relatives have died from cancer, as far as I know), but anytime I’m given a reason to drink coffee, I’ll take it.


 

I certainly hope the death of the Saudi king, who was considered a liberal, relatively speaking, won’t result in a return to more conservative practices like not allowing women to be educated.


 

Some athletes and former students are suing North Carolina U. claiming they were not given a proper education, in other words; because they were athletes others pretty much did the classroom work for them. Actually, no one is getting a good education from these universities because they ignore so much that is really important while emphasizing the trivial. One day, we will all realize this. Continue reading “Random Thoughts 1-25-2015”

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