I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.
In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.
Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.
This is good…Continue
Samsung has released its new Galaxy Mega, which has a...(wait for it)....(wait for it)...(wait for it)...6.3-inch screen! Tablets tend to start off just .7 inches.
I have to laugh because after a couple decades of making cell phones as small as possible...…Continue
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I mistakenly ordered a wireless mouse thinking it was a Blue Tooth mouse. I decided to return it, thinking I'd get a shipping label and instructions. Instead, they said to just keep it and they'd credit my card.
I do a LOT of my shopping with Amazon and this is just one more reason why. Amazon rocks!
I first noticed it at the recent Royal Wedding. It was hard to ignore that many of the female invitees to the wedding wore very extravagant hats. By contrast, American women seldom wear hats, and when they do the headgear tends to be much less showy. Here are some examples or prominent British women and their wacky hats:…Continue
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Did you ever stop to think that if mankind were to vanish from the face of the earth in a few thousand years, eventually the pyramids built by the Egyptians and Mayans would probably still be standing, but almost none of the more famous buildings built in the last 100 years would still be around?
Hieroglyphs would survive but digital data would be gone.
Eventually, only the most ancient civilizations of Egypt, the Asian Indians, the Mayans, etc., would provide evidence that…Continue
It's a theory many drivers have held since their first speeding ticket, that citations are somehow connected to a special perk for the officer writing it.
Now, a memo among Atlanta police officers has reignited such suspicions.
"The mayor has designated traffic court and ticket revenue for future pay increases," Atlanta Police Union President Ken Allen…Continue
Went out with my sister, my brother, and his wife last night. While the rest of us made rather conservative choices (spicy beef salad for me and a couple mainstream curry choices for the two women) my brother order (get this) pork massaman curry?
"Well, what's wrong with that?" you may ask.
You need to understand what "massaman" ("mussamun," "mussaman") means in Thai. It means "Moslem." Now, Muslims observe pretty much the same Kosher laws as the Jews, meaning, for one thing,…Continue
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Robert Reich said it right in this Huffington Post article:
It's as if they didn't learn a thing from the 2012 elections. Republicans are on the same suicide mission as before -- trying to block immigration reform (if they can't scuttle it in the Senate,…Continue
With more and more business moving to the Internet (not all of those empty storefronts are due to the economy), it is becoming more and more important to be a smart shopper.
So, you’re about to order that whole bean coffee, book, or external hard drive off Amazon, Newegg, or eBay and you see what you want has 4.5 out of 5 stars. Is this good?
Well, it depends. Does it have 5 ratings or 500? The lower the number of ratings, the more likely they were put there by the seller or…Continue
If God sends hurricanes to punish Miami and New Orleans for their sinful ways, it's time for Texas to do some soul searching given the preview of hellfire they are getting now. Maybe it's due to Gov. Perry's alleged closeted homosexuality and infidelities. Woe betide Texas!
When I was in my youth, the world belonged to Aristotle as the father of hard-edged, logical, empirical science. Plato represented a view that the world of the senses is actually not real at all, but is just a reflection of a greatly different ultimate reality.
That was in the 1970's. A lot has happened since then in terms of our understanding of reality and it has implications for the relation of science and religion.
Christians like to say that science feels…Continue