Time for Thorns

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There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.

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October 17, 2008 at 4:58 am

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So much for the FDA…

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Here are  10 things  we eat that are disallowed in other countries.   Still trust your government and its agencies?  You’re naive,  at the very least.

I do have one quibble  – arsenic can be very useful if you’re traveling abroad and want to avoid stomach troubles,  so the question is,  how much exposure is allowed.

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April 23, 2014 at 10:17 am

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Is this how Iran’s nuclear program was sabotaged?

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I don’t know,  of course,  but the methods laid out in  this article  have been used successfully in the past.   That said,  it makes the Obama Administration seem all the more stupid for lifting sanctions on Iran and  unfreezing billions  of dollars fore the regime,  as that makes this course of sabotage far more difficult.   I say again that magical thinking does not work in the real world.

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April 22, 2014 at 11:40 pm

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Ice hotel told to get fire alarms…

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I had to search a bit for this jewel to demonstrate to you that the USA is not the only country with  idiotic bureaucrats  who greatly prefer process over common sense.

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April 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

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If you hold a D.C. license…

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…you’re screwed…again.   DC is switching to  the stringent  REAL ID licenses,  so even if you hold a newly issued one,  you’ll still have to switch,  even though the only visual difference will be a red star in the corner.   There must be a patent on stupidity in the District of Columbia,  held by those in charge of the asylum and those who elect them.

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April 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm

What sacrifice means…

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Thanks to Andrew Stuttaford at The Corner for pointing out this  poignant piece   by Daniel Hannan on the meaning of sacrifice,  and the dangers of our losing our grasp of what the word truly means.   Fortunately for all of us,  Hannan writes as beautifully as he speaks,  with depth and clarity.

 

 

 

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April 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

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Easter myths and message…

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A Jesuit priest offers us  five myths  about Easter.  some of which you may not know.   And if you didn’t watch Pope Francis live,  here’s video  and the complete text.

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April 20, 2014 at 11:45 pm

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Easter wars…

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Who is surprised that a three-year  study of coverage  reveals that network TV focuses almost entirely on the secular aspects of Easter?   Anyone?   Who is surprised the Texas  objects to  religious billboards?   On private property?  Whether you choose to recognize it or not,  religion is under attack,  and not just by Islamic extremists,  but by the viciously secular progressive movement,  which includes most bureaucrats and government officials.

On a more cheerful note,  read about  the efforts  of a Florida physician to share his knowledge of the Shroud of Turin,  and drool over  the gorgeous Easter eggs French patissiers and chocolatiers produce for this celebration.

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April 20, 2014 at 10:57 pm

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