Why I Bring the Bible into It

"Say what you know, do what you must, come what may."
     - 19th Century Mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaya

"It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world."
- 18th Century "Shock Jock" George Dennison Prentice

"You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
    - 1st Century Revolutionary and Messiah Jesus Christ

If you've read the comments on this blog, you know several readers have taken me to task for bringing religion into discussion about ...

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Skylanders - RFID Portal to the Demonic for Kids

Would you let your kids play with this toy? The "portal of power" is an RFID reader, and the "toy" is RFID-tagged. Placing the demon image toy on the portal "brings it to life" by causing it to appear on the television screen in the video gaming environment. (Where it is equipped to kill.)

And here is a coloring page. Would it contribute to your kids' imaginative life to consume images like this?

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The "Unbanked" and the "Underbanked"

The powers that be want your money. All of it. In their hands. Through the banks. They refer disparagingly to those of us who dislike banks as the "unbanked" and the "underbanked."

An interesting story in the Washington Post this week bemoans the fact that lots of Americans are dumping the banking system due to the "recession."

Released Wednesday, the study found that 821,000 households opted out of the banking system from 2009 to 2011 and that the so-called unbanked population grew to 8.2 percent of U.S. households.

That means that roughly 17 million adults are without ...

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