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It’s Friday, But Sunday’s Coming.

(Our annual post for this time of the year.)

via our friends at Igniter Media.



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Dear Michael Bloomberg,……

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“I am telling you, if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.” – Michael Bloomberg.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)


The image in this post is from the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo. The Vatican has a virtual tour of the Sistine online and it is worth the time to look at it.

Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel.



Is History Repeating Itself?

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There are reports coming out of the Ukraine that Jewish residents were given a flyer demanding that Jews register with the government, list all property they own and pay a registration fee.

A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews marred the Jewish community’s Passover festivities Monday (Passover eve), replacing them with feelings of concern.

The leaflet demanded the city’s Jews supply a detailed list of all the property they own, or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportion and see their assets confiscated.

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The leaflet, signed by Chairman of Donetsk’s temporary government Denis Pushilin, was distrbiuted to Jews near the Donetsk synagogue and later in other areas of the city where pro-Russians activists have declared Donetsk as an independent “people’s republic”, defying an ultimatum from Kiev to surrender.

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The leaflet was written in Russian and had Russia’s national symbol on it, as well as the Donetsk People’s Republic insignia.
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Rumsfeld’s Letter To The IRS.

Donald_RumsfeldLike him or hate him, Donald Rumsfeld had a long, distinguished career in government service:

Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush. He is both the youngest and the oldest person to have served as Secretary of Defense. Additionally, Rumsfeld was a four-term U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1962–1969), Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (1969–1970), Counsellor to the President (1969–1973), the United States Permanent Representative to NATO (1973–1974), and White House Chief of Staff (1974–1975).

Rumsfeld sent a letter to the IRS along with his tax return. Rumsfeld posted the letter on his Facebook account on “Tax Day,” April 15th. The letter is a summation of what many people in the country feel.

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If It’s The Second Wednesday Of The Month, It Must Be Time For Another Council Meeting.

Satellite-Beach-VortexThe Satellite Beach City Council meets again tonight at 7:00 PM.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here and the agenda support packet can be found here.

Hope to see you there.



Not Smart Enough To Know Not To Lie?

To-Protect-Serve-and-Lie-ROH2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling in which a man challenged his exclusion from being hired by the City of New London, Connecticut.

The reason the man was not hired was that he tested too high on the city’s intelligence test.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

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But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too

high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.

Most Cops Just Above Normal The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.

Jordan alleged his rejection from the police force was discrimination. He sued the city, saying his civil rights were violated because he was denied equal protection under the law.

But the U.S. District Court found that New London had “shown a rational basis for the policy.” In a ruling dated Aug. 23, the 2nd Circuit agreed. The court said the policy might be unwise but was a rational way to reduce job turnover.

Maybe that same lack of intelligence is what caused five Chicago police officers to lie while testifying in a drug case:
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A Lincoln Story.

Abraham-Lincoln-charcolIn her book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” Doris Kearns Goodwin gives another one of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite stories. We can see why he liked it. One hundred and 60 plus years later, it still gets a good laugh.

Another story, relayed years later by John Usher, centered on a man “who had a great veneration for Revolutionary relics.” Learning that an old woman still possessed a dress that “she had worn in the Revolutionary War,” he traveled to her house and asked to see it. She took the dress from a bureaus and handed it to him. He was so excited that he brought the dress to his lips and kissed it. “The practical old lady rather resented such foolishness over an old piece of wearing apparel and she said: ‘Stranger if you want to kiss something old you had better kiss my ass. It is sixteen years older than that dress.’”




Who Invented the Internet?

A short video on the who, what, where and when of the internet.

Who was the genius who came up with all of that? The internet is such a crucial tool in our daily lives today that we hardly remember that it hasn’t been here forever. But yeah, it is actually not that old. We still have fuzzy memories about the time before the first thing in the morning was to check email and browse our favorite blogs and youtube channels. Well, let’s explore how the internet came into existence and why.




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