Friday, January 09, 2009

Fighting Back, Weapons of Choice, -and- Bedside Manner

Fighting Back - rise in justified shootings continues
Weapons of Choice - new rule allowing loaded guns in national parks challenged
- patient left without food for 26 days, starves to death

On this day in history: January 9, 2002 - The DOJ confirms reports that a criminal investigation of mega-corporation Enron has begun. The Texas energy profiteers gave loads of cash to the Republican party before accounting fraud and insider trading caused thousands of Enron employees to lose their savings and pensions.

Born on this day in history: January 9, 1913 - Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994) Born in Yorba Linda, CA, 37th President Richard Nixon (1969-74) was Eisenhower's vice-president in 1952. After several political setbacks, he won the presidency in 1968, and was re-elected by a landslide in 1972. He was then brought down by the scandal known as "Watergate." Facing certain impeachment, in August 1974, Nixon became the first U.S. president to resign.

Scripture of the Day: Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he? - Isaiah 2:22

Video of the Day: Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No
Keyboard - submitted by Chris

Here is the first shot of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet FR500CJ starting
production. Aside from getting a factory-built, honest-to-goodness drag
racer, you get one of the coolest VIN number schemes ever.

Okay, yes, the Cobra Jet gets an upgraded 5.4-liter V8 with a cold air
intake, A/C delete, 9-inch rear end, a six speed manual or three speed auto
with custom shifter, a roll hoop, gauges, a specialized suspension and huge
drag slicks, but it also gets a VIN starting with the car's name. This first
car off the line is VIN number FR500CJ001. Since it is not a road-legal car
to begin with, it does not have to maintain the traditional VIN coding, so
it can be whatever it wants to be. Click to enlarge.

Recommended Site:
David Louis Harter
- a showcase for the photography of David Louis Harter

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When I first viewed the video my friend from afar, Chris, sent me, I was unable to contain my delight and chortled in such a loud and effusive manner that employees from neighboring businesses rushed to my office to check on my welfare. The video so amused me that I felt compelled to share it here as the Video of the Day.

I am currently reading Max Lucado's "Cast of Characters." [Do you believe that God can use you to accomplish extraordinary things? If you have any doubts, take a look at the heroes in the Bible. You'll find people like Mary, Peter, David, Joseph and Esther--ordinary people who allowed God to work through them in amazing ways. In "Cast of Characters," Max Lucado gleans from several of his best-selling works to present some of the Bible's most interesting lives. Each chapter includes related Biblical text and discussion questions for individual or group study. Come closer to God's heart for you, by spending time with this cast of characters.] I am enjoying this book a great deal. Max Lucado is a favorite of mine. I highly recommend this book.