Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fighting Back, Armed and Dangerous - and- Following Directions

Fighting Back - Christian college to allow students to carry concealed firearms?
Armed and Dangerous - NJ Cop Puts CBS 2 Cameraman In Chokehold
Following Directions - driver steered his van straight into a lake, after his GPS told him to

On this day in history: October 28, 1965 - Pope Paul VI issues Nostra Aetate in which he absolves the Jews of killing Jesus, thus reversing 760 years of official Vatican policy. Innocent III had declared in 1205 that "the Jews, by their own guilt, are consigned to perpetual servitude because they crucified the Lord."

Born on this day in history: October 28, 1955 - Bill Gates (1955 - ) Born in Seattle, Washington, computer engineer and entrepreneur Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard in 1975 to write computer programming. In 1977, he co-founded Microsoft to develop and produce DOS, a basic operating system for computers. By the late 1990s, he had become the wealthiest man in America. Established in 2000, his charitable foundation works to improve global health and education. Gates received an honorary knighthood in 2004. In June 2008, Gates officially retired after 33 years of running the day-to-day operations of Microsoft and devote his time to the foundation's projects and causes.

Scripture of the Day: The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing. — Proverbs 10:28

Video of the Day: Iguana Eyes - submitted by Cindy

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Cold, dark mornings: With each passing day, the mornings become colder and stay dark longer. Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday morning. The mornings will then remain dark an additional hour. Eek! I dislike darkness and cold. I miss summer.

This Friday, Harvest Christian Center will host the annual Harvest Festival. Hopefully, the weather will remain dry and pleasant for this event. Thousands of young people are expected to attend this free alternative to Halloween. I shall photograph the event and will produce a slide show from the photographs. I shall alert readers when this slide show is available for viewing.