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From Catholicism to Protestantism to Progressivism
Posted by Luke Setzer on 10/27, 9:28am
"However, if God 'leaks' out of Christ and the sacramental life of the church into me, I can imagine myself as the sacrament, as God’s incarnated presence effecting change in the world through my cooperation with God's Spirit. I’ll believe God's using me to establish his kingdom on earth. These are the theo...(Read more...)
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University of Florida Braces for Spencer Speech
Posted by Luke Setzer on 10/18, 11:03am
"The National Policy Institute, which Spencer runs, paid $10,564 to rent the 1,700-seat Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. No UF organization invited Spencer, the university said.  UF said it and law enforcement agencies will spend more than $500,000 on security for the event. At the request of Alachua ...(Read more...)
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Why Being an Introvert Is Actually the Biggest Blessing
Posted by Luke Setzer on 10/16, 6:30am
"Make no mistake — I fully understand the importance of maintaining human relations. I simply don't think our entire existence should hinge on it. ... Yet solo-shaming persists, because being alone — even for a little while — is perceived by some as unusual or, in lots of cases, wrong. ... The biggest...(Read more...)
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IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax
Posted by Merlin Jetton on 10/03, 3:23pm
Oh, the irony. A no-bid contract, too.(Read more...)
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Responding to Hurricane Harvey
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 9/18, 6:29am
Still here in the operations center...  Our cut-off is the 23rd of September because FEMA sets 30 days as the limit for "immediate response" to an incident.  After that, the plan moves into the mitigation and remediation phases.  According to FEMA's Incident Command System, you begin as much of the later stages as poss...(Read more...)
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Responding to Hurricane Harvey
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 9/18, 6:28am
Still here in the operations center...  Our cut-off is the 23rd of September because FEMA sets 30 days as the limit for "immediate response" to an incident.  After that, the plan moves into the mitigation and remediation phases.  According to FEMA's Incident Command System, you begin as much of the later stages as poss...(Read more...)
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Evolution of the American Health Care System
Posted by Merlin Jetton on 7/28, 4:32am
This is EconTalk. It's about an hour long but interesting. Read or listen or both.(Read more...)
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Religious Liberty or Religious License? Legal Schizophrenia and the Case against Exemptions
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 5/16, 4:08am
This was a post on the "Voices for Reason" blog of the Ayn Rand Institute.  (See here.)  That summary provided links to the journal article cited here.  You may need to register to download the PDF, but no other subscription is required.   ...(Read more...)
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Of Watches, Beaches, and Atheists
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 3/24, 3:55am
"Watches prove that beaches weren't designed."  I patronize the local atheist boutique to buy bumper stickers, pens, pencils, lapel pins, and badges. This one sat on my desk for a couple of weeks. Then, I had a reply.  ...(Read more...)
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Tony Robbins: To be truly successful, avoid these 3 mental traps
Posted by Luke Setzer on 3/22, 4:36am
Some of the biggest issues he sees among his clients are confirmation bias, recency bias, and loss aversion.(Read more...)
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