Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Stories below the fold

Freedom of the press story of the day:

The number of reporters/media publishers in Hong Kong who have "disappeared" is now up to five.



Also via Instapundit: Did the Obama administration cut anti terror funding to NYCity to punish Senator Schumer?


getReligionBlog links to a NYT story on an anti crime program in Florida that seems to work: Gladson finds God

not just accepting God into your life, but acting on it (and having others help you in your walk with God).

GR has a related item: A coach's eulogy for his wife.who died after a car accident.

 Williams said this: “Everybody's praying for me and my family, which is right. But let us not forget that there were two people in this situation. And that family needs prayer, as well. And we have no ill will toward that family.
“In my house, we have a sign that says, ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.' We cannot serve the Lord if we don't have a heart of forgiveness.
“That family didn't wake up wanting to hurt my wife. Life is hard. It is very hard. And that was tough, but we hold no ill will toward the Donaldson family, and we as a group, brothers united in unity, should be praying for that family because they grieve as well.”\

video link here.

why am I posting these religious stories? Because in a time when politicians spout hate speech, when the SJW and BLM demonstrations incite hatred of others whom they deem the "enemy", and when law and order types just insist we need more laws and policing and border fences and a litmus test on religion for immigrants,  these two stories show that there is a third way to approach life. Woodlawn anyone?

The evangelical approach is part of the local culture, so it works, but it also works because unlike "catholic" outreach, which tells us to "help the poor", but often implies you are superior to these poor little people, it is an outreach to a brother who is equal...Maybe the Pope should notice and change his rhetoric...


Headlines of the day:

UK debate over staying in the EU 

and maybe there will be a truce in Syria.

big Philippine headlines: Duterte Mariam love match


Just for nice: The Hubble image of the week:

This newly released Hubble image shows Wolf–Rayet star WR 31a.
Sparkling at the center of this beautiful NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a Wolf–Rayet star known as WR 31a, located about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel)

entertainment stories below the fold

Dave Barry Reports that Apollo 10 astronauts hears strange music on their radio
when they were behind the moon.

just radio interference, guys, chill...


Happy Cat Day! Feb22 is cat day in Japan

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