Posts Tagged ‘stupidity’

The Problem With Being Muslim

There has been some discussion in the media lately about whether President Barack Obama is a Muslim or not. Despite a recent survey that showed that as many as 20% of Americans asked believe this might be the case, it is clear from the evidence that this is not true. Just because a person or […]

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Black Friday

Some random comments on this new holiday that is quickly becoming more prominent than Christmas itself: So, we have learned that the day after Thanksgiving in the US is a new holiday known as “Black Friday.”  This is not to be confused with Black Tuesday, the day that the New York Stock Exchange crashed in […]

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The End of the World. Not 2012.

I have been asked by more than the average number of people lately whether I believe that the world is coming to an end.  Yes, it will.  Depending upon your belief system, it will happen when the Creator says so, or when the Son of God returns to Earth, or when some catastrophic event from […]

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The Price of a Merry Christmas

I have increasingly become irritated with the concept of what holidays have become in our culture.  For most of recorded time, humans have gathered together for any number of holidays and festivals to celebrate whatever their culture deems is good to celebrate.  In our culture, the penultimate holiday each year is Christmas.  There was a […]

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A Gun to Protect Our Family

I have often openly wondered why we allow people to have guns.  In the hands of some people, they are a tool and a source of protection.  Or a source of sport and entertainment.  Or the object of hobbyists who collect them.  Or, as has been widely reported, a way to eliminate random family members. […]

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Vote NO on Oregon Ballot Measure 63

Sometimes you just have to wonder what is going through the minds of people. Oregon Ballot Measure 63 states that it would “Allows minor improvements to property without building permits” or building inspections.  This would apply to all renovations in a building that cost less than $35,000. I understand the frustration that comes with having […]

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Choosing Whether We Live or Die

I have been watching an ongoing case in Oregon City, Oregon that involves a couple who let their 16-year-old child die.  In this case, the couple cites the fact that they are members of the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon City, which practices faith healing, as an excuse for killing their child. While I […]

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Young Hunter Charged with Manslaughter

On Tuesday, the hunter in a case we have been following here was charged with first-degree manslaughter.  In the case, a 14-year-old boy had accidentally shot and killed a 54-year-old woman hiking in the woods. The charges stem from the fact that the boy did not have a clear view of his target but shot […]

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“Matter of Time” Until a Hiker Got Shot

Sometimes an incident happens where it just strikes a nerve.  This is one of them. I have spent a lot of time hiking in the woods during my lifetime.  I have heard hunters shooting in the background, but fortunately have never been too close.  There has always been that worry in the back of my […]

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Oso Woman Fatally Shot By Hunter

In the heart of Cascadia, it is apparently open hunting season on human hikers. Articles here and here and elsewhere tell us the story of a woman hiking with a friend in one of our National Forests, minding her own business and enjoying herself.   When she stopped on the trail to put something in her […]

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