Monday, July 30

Scientology in a Nutshell

Scientology is an expensive cult.

"Scientology’s theology is essentially a discarded Hubbard novel. Human beings are the composition of spirits (“thetans”) cast off from the bodies of space aliens detonated 75 million years ago in volcanoes on the planet Teegeeack (also known as Earth) by a galactic warrior named Xenu. Man’s problems today are attributable to “engrams,” or the mental memory of painful experiences caused by the presence of thetans on our humanly bodies, which one can get rid of only through a process of spiritual “auditing,” a sort of counseling session performed on a low-rent lie-detector machine called an “E-Meter.” Those who join Scientology often end up spending vast sums on auditing and other Church gimmicks, leading detractors to characterize Scientology as a pyramid scheme in which members pay ever-vaster sums of money to ascend the Church’s 'Operating Thetan levels.'"

Scientology is not a Religion

Friday, July 27

Athlete Donates $100K

This is an example of a star athlete who "gets it." Hats off to Steve Smith.

Steve Smith, the wide receiver of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, has pledged to donate $100,000 to survivors of the tragic movie theatre shooting in Aurora, CO.

"As a father and husband I cannot imagine the pain and suffering the victims are going through," Steve Smith said, "My family's hearts & prayers are extended to theirs, and I hope this contribution might assist in paying some of the medical bills that will help allow these families to move forward in this tragic circumstance. Hopefully this helps a little bit. From one NFL city to another, God bless."

Thursday, July 26

Interesting Factoid

70% of our military deaths in Afghanistan have taken place after Obama was in office. Where are the war protesters?

Friday, July 20

My Five Favorite Twilight Zone Episodes

(1) To Serve Man (1963)
(2) Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963)
(3) Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up? (1961)
(4) Death Ship (1963)
(5) Howling Man (1960)

Thursday, July 19

Spanish Proverb

Chins without beards deserve no honor.

Wednesday, July 18

Einstein on How to Live

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Tuesday, July 17

The Final Temple

"With the destruction of the second Temple, G‑d changed His mode of interaction with the universe. Until the destruction, the Temple was the window to G‑d; spirituality had a physical home in Jerusalem.

With the destruction, G‑d temporarily removed the Temple from its geographic location and placed it within us. Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G‑d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G‑d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.

If the times of the Temple were principally G‑d reaching down to His world, then the times of our exile are us reaching up, from within that world.

This is G‑d’s master plan. First, a sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public spirituality, reaching viscerally and tangibly into the everyday, physical reality. Then He exchanges this for an internal, personal, private experience, forcing us to reach up to find Him, bringing the entire Creation along with us. Together, the two experiences lay the groundwork for the third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize both directions of spirituality. An age of where G‑d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the physical world is internalized to achieve a whole new reality: the era of Moshiach."

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Monday, July 16


You shall not take revenge…
— Leviticus 19:18

The 13th-century Talmudist, Rabbi Aharon HaLevi of Barcelona, explains:

One of the roots of this commandment is that a person should know in his heart that all that happens to him, whether good or bad, is because it is G‑d’s will that it happen to him... It was G‑d who wished this to happen, and one should not consider taking revenge from the other person, because the other person is not the reason for what happened.

Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi explains in his Tanya that while the person wronged needs to forgive, the person who did the action is still held accountable, for “G‑d has many agents” through whom He can act.

Sunday, July 15


Colorado (9)
Florida (29)
Iowa (6)
Michigan (16)
Missouri (10)
Nevada (6)
New Hampshire (4)
North Carolina (15)
Ohio (18)
Virginia (13)
Wisconsin (10)

Bold =Romney Leads

Wisdom of the Dalai Lama

"Everyday, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts for others. I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."

Saturday, July 14


"It is better to live one day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep."
- Italian proverb

"Under a good general there are no bad soldiers."
-Chinese proverb

"Though all under heaven be at peace, if the art of war be forgotten there is peril."
- Chinese proverb

"A good run is better than a bad stand"
Irish saying/proverb

"Shrimp may attack dragons in shallow water."
-Traditional Chinese proverb

"Heroes are made by the times."
-Traditional Chinese proverb

"True gold does not fear the test of fire."
-Traditional Chinese proverb

"When you are the anvil, be patient. When you are the hammer, strike."
-Arabian Proverb

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
- Japanese Proverb

"The enemy is but weeds to be moved"
- Aztec Proverb

"The hammer shatters glass but forges steel."
- Russian proverb

Thursday, July 12

50 Most Conservative Websites

1) Fox News
2) Wall Street Journal
3) The Drudge Report
4) New York Post
5) WorldNetDaily
6) Newsmax
7) Free Republic
8) The Washington Times
9) TownHall
10) The Rush Limbaugh Show

11) Real Clear Politics
12) National Review
13) Hot Air
14) Michelle Malkin
15) Glenn Beck
16) Human Events Online
17) The Heritage Foundation
18) Newsbusters
19) Three Pound Universe
20) The Weekly Standard

21) News With Views
22) Sean Hannity
23) Pajamas Media
24) The Ludwig von Mises Institute
25) Atlas Shrugs:
26) The American Thinker
27) Cybercast News Service
28) Neal Boortz
29) Reason
30) Lucianne

31) Ann Coulter
32) The Cato Journal
33) Daily Paul
34) The Volokh Conspiracy
35) Bill O’Reilly
36) Redstate
37) Conservapedia
38) Power Line
39) Jewish World Review
40) Front Page Magazine

41) Daniel Pipes
42) Little Green Footballs
43) Campaign for Liberty
44) The American Spectator
45) Commentary
47) James Lileks’
48) Right Wing News
49) Wizbang
50) Day by Day

Thursday, July 5

Prince Charles Frog

"Researchers have discovered a previously unknown species of frog and named it in honor of Price Charles, according to a paper published in the journal Zootaxa.

The species, dubbed Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, was one of two 'new' species described from highly endangered clouds forests in Ecuador. The second species is called Hyloscirtus cryptico.

Both species live in montane forest streams, a habitat that has particularly affected by the chytrid epidemic that has killed untold numbers of amphibians globally and driven dozens of species to extinction since the early 1980s...

Hyloscirtus princecharlesi was named in honor of the Prince of Wales for the royal's work to preserve tropical forests, including his efforts to mobilize political and financial support for a program to compensate developing countries for conserving their rainforests."

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