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Audio interview with Pete Williams, author of The Draft, about college football and the NFL, conducted by Mr. Media, Bob Andelman. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=75Audio interview with Pete Williams, author of The Draft, about college football and... more
In tonight's new episode of "4th and Forever," Jeremiah Hollowell learns he must switch positions from running back to defensive end. Meanwhile, he is struggling to juggle football, school, and supporting his son.
Like many of his teammates, Jeremiah wants to attract the attention of scouts and is worried about how this change might affect his opportunities down the line. Will he choose to embrace his new role?
In a team setting, is it better to focus on the success of the group or your own? How do you decide?
Tune in Thursday at 9/8c to see whether the Jackrabbits can rise above the competition on an all-new episode of "4th and Forever" on Current TV. For more information, visit http://current.com/4thandforever.In tonight's new episode of "4th and Forever," Jeremiah Hollowell... more
BECAUSE - "Marriage" IS a Bad Idea,....and it should have been discarded a long time ago by anyone rational. You don't have to be an atheist to think that some bad habits and crazed customs are recreational activities for NUT CASES. Rational "CIVIL UNIONS" are all ANYONE should be willing to tolerate, let alone actively encourage. Mind you, this is not an attack on "bonding" and legal protections,.....this is inveighing against the whole Judeo- Christian roots and baggage associated with the habit. Time to "Move On. God" out of this cultural land fill.
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- Think about Marriage as described in the Bible
Most Christians consider marriage to be a sacred act created by God in the Bible. For example, on this page you can see Rick Warren stating: "I'm opposed to redefinition of a 5,000 year definition of marriage." At many weddings you will hear a Bible passage like Genesis 2:24 used to show God's view of marriage:
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
There is also the commandment that forbids adultery. If digging deeper, a Christian might selectively pull out other verses from places like Ephesians, as described in this article:
What Does the Bible Say About Marriage?
In doing this, however, the Christian is ignoring the rich tapestry of marriage types condoned by God and the Bible.
For example, there are many examples of polygamy in the Bible, all of them condoned by God. King David, for example, had many wives. Seven of his wives are listed in 1 Chronicles 3:1-5. In Acts 13:22 God says, "'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do." And many other characters in the Bible had two or more wives, including Jacob.
The case of Jacob (described in Genesis chapters 28, 29 and 30) is fascinating because it shows several other attributes of Biblical marriage. For example, Jacob earns his wife as payment for seven years of work done. It is a contract between Jacob and the woman's father – the woman is mere property in a transaction and has no say in the matter.
However, the man that Jacob is working for tricks Jacob by giving him the wrong sister, and corrects the problem by letting Jacob work for another seven years for the second daughter. Now Jacob has two wives.
But the second sister is barren. So the second sister gives Jacob her slave to sleep with and have a child. All of this is done as part of God's plan and with God's active intervention (for example, God makes the second sister barren).
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http://godisimaginary.com/i53.htmBECAUSE - "Marriage" IS a Bad Idea,....and it should have been discarded a... more
The U.S. military is funding a massive protection racket in Afghanistan, indirectly paying tens of millions of dollars to warlords, corrupt public officials and the Taliban to ensure safe passage of its supply convoys throughout the country, according to congressional investigators.
The security arrangements, part of a $2.16 billion transport contract, violate laws on the use of private contractors, as well as Defense Department regulations, and "dramatically undermine" larger U.S. objectives of curtailing corruption and strengthening effective governance in Afghanistan, a report released late Monday said.
The report describes a Defense Department that is well aware that some of the money paid to contractors winds up in the hands of warlords and insurgents. Military logisticians on the ground are focused on getting supplies where they are needed and have "virtually no understanding of how security is actually provided" for the local truck convoys that transport more than 70 percent of all goods and materials used by U.S. troops. Alarms raised by prime trucking contractors were met by the military "with indifference and inaction," the report said.
"The findings of this report range from sobering to shocking," Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) wrote in an introduction to the 79-page report, titled "Warlord, Inc., Extortion and Corruption Along the U.S. Supply Chain in Afghanistan."
more at link...
I wonder how much of a cut the CIA gives the Afghan warlords for the heroin?The U.S. military is funding a massive protection racket in Afghanistan, indirectly... more
CBS News has learned in an exclusive report that the State Department has awarded a part of what was formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide a contract worth more than $120 million for providing security services in Afghanistan.
Private security firm U.S. Training Center, a business unit of the Moyock, N.C.-based Blackwater, now called Xe Services, was awarded the contract Friday, a State Department spokeswoman said Friday night.
Under the contract, U.S. Training Center will provide "protective security services" at the new U.S. consulates in Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, the spokeswoman said. The firm can begin work "immediately" and has to start within two months. The contract lasts a year but can be extended twice for three months at a time to last a maximum of 18 months.
Should the firm fulfill all 18 months available in the contract, it will be paid a total of $120,123,293, the spokeswoman said.
More:http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20008238-10391695.html?tag=nl.e879CBS News has learned in an exclusive report that the State Department has awarded a... more
A “new” report from the Pentagon and U.S. Geological Survey stating they have found over one trillion dollars worth of minerals beneath the mountains in Afghanistan. With no Afghan mining companies able to reap the benefits of its own land and the country needs financial stability, mining contracts are inevitable.A “new” report from the Pentagon and U.S. Geological Survey stating they... more
n Feb 18, 2010 NotForSale from the Intel Hub interviewed a whistleblower employed as a private contractor at an Evergreen Air facility. The information he provided was mind blowing. Never before had a whistleblower came forward about this top secret facility located in the Arizona desert north of Tucson. In the interview KrisH described how the facility is heavily secured by well armed personnel. During his time at the facility he was involved in retro fitting 727 and 747-c aircraft with liquid discharge tanks and aerosol sprayer devices. He has also confirmed reports of triangular black jets at the facility as well during his time there in the early 1990’s. It is also important to note that the facility owns fully functional warbirds that have been fully restored from WWII, where all of the weapon systems and bomb bay doors are operable on the craft. This type of craft is not authorized by civilian, public or private use within the U.S. This would indicate that Evergreen Air is indeed a CIA operation. The Whistleblower has also heard there is an underground base at the facility and confirms there is a possible “Black Helicopter” base on site as well.Note: Evergreen Air also specializes in unmanned aerial drones.
Editors Note: Spraying for chemtrails would almost be a normal thing for Evergreen Air. This “front” company has been exposed as taking part in such shady events as problems with its “non” profit museum, making a substantial amount of money off the Iraq War, gun running in Central America, chauffeuring dictators, and among other things, flying Bill O Reilly to Iraq.
so much more at article including well documented footnotes and links...
"Hate to say I told you so." The Hivesn Feb 18, 2010 NotForSale from the Intel Hub interviewed a whistleblower employed as a... more
Medical providers have asked the question of whether offering cash discounts for certain health services jeopardizes their insurance contracts- especially regarding Medicare/Medicaid, as they have the most complex rules and regulations. Unfortunately, after reviewing various documents on the matter, there are no clear and absolute answers; but certainly there are prevailing opinions and recommendations.Medical providers have asked the question of whether offering cash discounts for... more
TO: All Employees of Santa's Workshop and Associated Businesses
As many of you know, our business, once thought to be recession-proof, has been severely affected by the current economic crisis. The worldwide downturn and global changes in manufacturing and transport have led me to a very difficult decision: Effective Dec. 26, 2009, we will be closing the main workshop facility and scaling back or restructuring most of our other operations. While this transition will be painful, I believe it is the best way to stem our losses, reinvigorate the Santa brand and, ultimately, move the business into the 21st century.
The problems we have faced in recent years have proved insurmountable. You're all familiar with our difficulty in obtaining sleigh parts, the increasingly incomprehensible requests from spelling-challenged children and injuries sustained in faux fireplaces, to name just a few.
In the past 12 months, Mrs. Claus and I have worked tirelessly to save the business and avoid cutbacks in staff. We spent weeks working out a merger with the Tooth Fairy, only to have the deal fall through when TF Inc. insisted that I be replaced with a younger, "less cholesterol-driven, more ethnically ambiguous" spokesperson. Company officials also demanded that I retire the phrase "ho, ho, ho" (which they seemed to think was disrespectful toward young women). I of course could not agree to such drastic alterations in the brand.
http://www.funk-the-system.net/images/vischristmasbig.jpgTO: All Employees of Santa's Workshop and Associated Businesses
FROM: Santa... more
US Undersecretary of Defense Shay Assad, the Pentagon’s top contracting official, sent a memo to the commanders and directors of all branches of the military instructing them to cease all business with the embattled community organization ACORN and to take “all necessary and appropriate” steps to prevent future contracts with the organization. Assad’s brief memo [PDF] contained the two-page guidelines issued October 7 by Peter Orszag, the director of the Office of Management and Budget. Orszag’s guidelines were issued following the passage of Congressional legislation aimed at “defunding ACORN.”
Orszag’s guidelines were sent on October 7 to “the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies” and instructed them to “immediately commence all necessary and appropriate steps” to comply with the terms of the Defund ACORN Act. These include: no future obligation of funds, suspension of grant and contract payments and no funding of ACORN and its affiliates through Federal grantees or contractors. “Your agency should take steps so that no Federal funds are awarded or obligated” to ACORN, wrote Orszag.
While the DoD memo sent by Assad is basically a formality initiated by Orszag’s guidelines to all federal agencies, it is nonetheless remarkable given that ACORN is not a Defense Department contractor. According to an ACORN spokesperson, the group has not received Pentagon funds, nor has the community group even considered applying for such funds. “Of course we were hoping to win the contract to build the B-1 bomber, but we didn’t get that one,” says Brian Kettering, ACORN’s Deputy Director of National Operations, sarcastically. “This is all just silly, but the travesty here is that once again the witch-hunt against ACORN continues while there is a total neglect of [the misconduct] of the likes of Blackwater and Halliburton.”
More @ linkUS Undersecretary of Defense Shay Assad, the Pentagon’s top contracting... more
According to an article cited by CNET, AT&T may be losing it's exclusive control on service for the iconic Apple iPhone. Rumored suitors include Verizon among others. Let's see Verizon try to implement their own menu design on THIS one if they manage to get it!According to an article cited by CNET, AT&T may be losing it's exclusive... more
It's unfortunate how all too often amazing musicians get screwed by their record labels. Sly Stone is now living off social security and moves between cheap hotels trying to make ends meet. Maybe he didn't read his contract thoroughly. Artists, especially musicians, should learn by now they need a lawyer with them whenever they sign anything. Thats what we pay lawyers for: read stuff and tell us why we should or should not sign.It's unfortunate how all too often amazing musicians get screwed by their record... more
When was the last time you read your AT&T contract? If you answered “never,” then may I suggest you take two minutes to look this over. That’s right, unbeknownst to you, you just lost the ability to enter into a class action lawsuit against the mobile phone carrier. High five!
Right, so the language in question is:
Any arbitration under this Agreement will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted.
In other words, thanks to the new wording of the AT&T contract, if you feel like entering into a class action lawsuit against AT&T, well, you can’t. It’s all there in black and white.
The thing is—and this is based on like 10 minutes of research—any change to a contract that benefits one part over the other represents a chance for the other party to cancel the contract without facing any penalties or fees. So, if you don’t like the fact that you now cannot join a class action lawsuit against AT&T, ring ‘em up and say, “Yes, I’d like to cancel my contract, please. Here’s your rubbish iPhone back.”
This is not a good summer for AT&T. First the upgrade fiasco, then a mass nerd defection due to outages, and now this.When was the last time you read your AT&T contract? If you answered... more
DETROIT (AP)—Caleb Campbell will not get a chance to play for the Detroit Lions because of a change in military policy.
Campbell was a seventh-round draft pick for the Lions in April. At the time, Army policy would have allowed the West Point graduate to serve as a recruiter if he made the team.
But a subsequent Department of Defense policy has superseded the 2005 Army policy.
In a letter to Lions president Matt Millen dated Wednesday, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jonathan P. Liba wrote that Campbell has been ordered to give up professional football for “full-time traditional military duties.”
Liba wrote that 2nd Lt. Campbell may ask to be released from his active duty obligations in May 2010.
Liba said Campbell was allowed to enter the draft “in good faith.”
DETROIT (AP)—Caleb Campbell will not get a chance to play for the Detroit Lions... more
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