Monday, January 06, 2014

Mon Jan 6th Todays News

The Guardian headline reads Who's Less Free: Andrew Bolt or Children in Detention? It then lists facts like there are over 1000 children locked up and asserts they are in need of an Australian Human Rights Commission, more so than a powerful commentator. The article is better than that, but the issues surrounding the headline deserve to be explored and fallacies exposed. I will not entertain abuse of the writer, but focus on the rhetoric. 
It is a false comparison between Bolt and children in detention who have come to Australia by boat without going through migration channels. The children are not responsible for their parents choices. So they should not be jailed. Luckily they aren't. They are detained pending UN immigration processing. As should be the case because it is important to maintain strong borders so as to have a fair immigration program. The exploitation of people by people smugglers is modern piracy and unacceptable. Also, it is wrong to drown people who merely wish to lead a better life. Also, Bolt is neither jailed nor detained, but he has had his right of free speech removed. Also, others have been restricted in their free speech too. This is intolerable in a modern democracy that requires free and fair and fearless investigation. To suggest Bolt has had less freedom lost than children in detention is to admit that he has been aggrieved, an admission that demands that wrong be removed. 
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Hatches
Happy birthday and many happy returns Carol P. Grilletto. Born on the same day, across the years, as
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WORD REJECTED

Tim Blair – Monday, January 06, 2014 (12:43pm)

Sensitive Network Ten warmist Stephen Spencer is reallyreally unhappy that the Sunday Telegraph used “warmists”in a headline. What should have been used instead?
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Tim Blair – Sunday, January 05, 2014 (4:35pm)

An Ashes whitewash ends with a commonly misheard lyric.
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Who's less free: Andrew Bolt, or children in detention? | Rachel Ball
WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM
Rachel Ball: Over 1,000 children are still locked up. They are more in need of the attention of the Australian Human Rights Commission than a powerful commentator
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Syria: the same street in Homs in 2011 and in 2014.
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Liberal Party of Australia
Scrapping the carbon tax will save the average family $550 this year alone.

Bill Shorten and Labor continue to stand in the way of families being $550 a year better off.

On 8 February 2014, Griffith voters can send a strong message to Bill Shorten and Labor to back down and scrap the carbon tax by voting for Bill Glasson.

Sign up for the latest Griffith campaign updates here: http://lbr.al/glasson
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Nuclear Sunset at Davenport

One last image from last night's sunset at Panther Beach. Miguel and I raced the lowering sun while hoping the marine layer wouldn't grey out the sky and to our elated surprise it delivered. As soon as we parked my car, I went running the quarter mile or so to this spot. Traveling close to three hours to get a sunset pic is crazy, but we don't mind that title.
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a false dichotomy .. ed
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When you get it -- "nana..."

Credit: http://society6.com/davecollinson
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Michelle Malkin
‘Class act’: A gracious Mitt Romney responds to MSNBC’s mockery of his grandson ==>http://twitchy.com/2014/01/05/class-act-a-gracious-mitt-romney-responds-to-msnbcs-mockery-of-his-grandson/
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www.choice.com.au
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It isn't the date they are looking for .. but the year .. ed
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well, Paul Keating failed with that .. ed
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Make your New Years resolutions stick! Have passion, take action, and you'll get what you're after. Click here to make your resolutions a reality: http://bit.ly/NYResolutions14 #DrPhil
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Joseph Campbell
"People feel panicky at the thought that we might all have something in common, that they are giving up some exclusive hold on the truth. It is something like discovering you are a Frenchman and a human being at the same time. That is exactly the challenge that the great religions face in the Space Age."

Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor
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au.news.yahoo.com
More like a birthday cake for Shatner .. ed
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It wouldn't be fair if they were returned a portion of tax paid instead .. this is a fair compromise on that .. ed
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Arizona Highways Magazine
Mike Olbinski
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Judith Leiber Floral Egg Clutch

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Photos from Sharon Plexus Slim Palfrey's post in Plexus Defence by Sharon
By Sharon Plexus Slim Palfrey
This ones a little bit naughty but so good
Malteser Slice


• 250g pkt milk arrowroot biscuits (or other sweet biscuit)
 2 cups rice bubbles
• 125g butter
• 400g tin condensed milk
• 2 Tbspn cocoa
• 185g pkt maltesers, cut in half
• 200g white chocolate

1. Line a slice tin (18cm x 28cm) with baking paper.

2. Place biscuits in a zip lock bag & crush with a rolling pin to a fine crumb consistency. This can also been done in a food processor or thermomix to save time. Pour into a large bowl along with the rice bubbles & ¾ cup halved maltesers.

3. In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter, condensed milk & cocoa. Whisk until melted together & smooth. Cook for 1 minute.

4. Pour over dry ingredients & mix until combined. Press into tin.

5. Break white chocolate into a bowl & heat in microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring each time until smooth.

6. Pour over slice. Press remaining maltesers into the chocolate. NOTE: if you intend to refrigerate or freeze the slice for longer than 1 day, press the maltesers into the chocolate with the cut side down. They will stay crunchy. Refrigerate/freeze until set.

Tips: to keep your white chocolate glossy & stop it from cracking, add 1 Tbspn melted copha to the melted chocolate prior to pouring onto
slice.

Storage: In fridge for up to 1 week.
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Reads like the plot of Grease. - ed
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And the name of the sled was .. Rosebud. - ed
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Idiot commentator fails to grasp that sectarian violence is Obama's plan. It requires no maintenance or thought. It is ancient. It is what happens as the US retreats from engagement. Calling the GOP arrogant for effective policy is to misunderstand the consequences of Dem policy. - ed
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Pax terrorism? - ed
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Lol, she can work out over here .. ed
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Tinder tryst not the full Monty. Yet another failed attempt at a maiden. Won't retire hurt. - ed
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Night at Panther Beach. — in Davenport, CA, United States.
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Andreas Herrmann
Stimme aus dem Publikum: "Darf ich mir was wünschen?"
Antwort vom Podium: "Ja, aber nicht laut aussprechen, sonst geht's nicht in Erfüllung ..."

Answer from the podium: "Yes, but do not say out loud, otherwise it's not true …">

My favorite story involving a music professor talking to freshman students in the mid 1800's. "You will love Beethoven's music. It is far better than it sounds."
A friend of mine is a piano tuner. I will not go where he will not go. It wouldn't sound right. -ed
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"Even though you are weak, He loves you David." -Prophet
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The must-see, very raw celebrations after the Aussies whitewashed England in theCommonwealth Bank #Ashes series. WATCH HERE:http://cricketa.us/JTMQA8

Complete #PinkTest highlights:http://cricketa.us/1g9fbxF
Crushed Captain Cook absorbs defeat:http://cricketa.us/1cQUh6y
Jane McGrath day relived in 2 minutes:http://cricketa.us/19VUZLv
Important info for Australia fans:http://cricketa.us/19Jtg6h
Hail to the Boof: http://cricketa.us/1e9Fmm4
His googly is coming along wonderfully - ed
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Tony Abbott
I congratulate Michael Clarke and the Australian cricket team on a stunning Ashes victory.

Winning the Ashes five-nil is a historic triumph.

Each of our players had the hopes of the nation on their shoulders and they performed with distinction to achieve this extraordinary victory.

Australians are incredibly proud of them.

To win so comprehensively after disappointment earlier last year shows tremendous character.
Watershed event .. there will be change .. ed
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This post and the one directly below should be read together.

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2007/06/did-slimy-shimon-fink-on-pollard.html

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2014/01/great-idea-but-it-will-never-happen.html
israelmatzav.blogspot.com
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In my column in today's Jerusalem Post I show how in the NYT's much discussed attempted whitewash of Benghazi, far from letting the administration off the hook, it's favorite newspaper destroyed the intellectual foundations of Obama's foreign policy and counterterror strategy. (Whoops!)
Shabbat shalom and enjoy the read.
http://carolineglick.com/the-new-york-times-destroys-obama/
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"It is exactly what it is !!!
As long as Palestinian children are taught to hate Israel and use violence, "there is no chance for peace" with the Palestinians, Deputy Prime Minister Moshe (Bogey) Ya'alon said.
Speaking at a student union conference at Bar-Ilan University, Ya'alon explained, "As long as Palestinian children from the age of three are educated to hate us and blow themselves up among us - there is no chance for peace. As long as Israel does not appear on the maps of Palestinians textbooks - there is no chance for peace. As long as [Palestinian Authority President] Mahmoud Abbas claims there is no Jewish people, rather that Judaism is just a religion and therefore does not deserve a state - there is no chance for peace."
"""A society that produces Qassam [rockets] instead of strawberries has no future," he added."""
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Madu Odiokwu Pastorvin
PRAY ALONG.
HEAVENLY FATHER, I thank You for Your good and precious promises.Help me to align my thought with Your own.Thank You for Your faithfulness to me. Help me to supersize my thinking and supersize my dreams so that my heart and mind can begin to grasp all that You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9, NKJV)

One thing I’ve learned is that you cannot out dream God. When God brings a dream to pass that He’s placed in your heart, it’s going to be greater than you ever imagined. It’s going to be bigger, better and more rewarding. You could say: God’s going to supersize your dream.
Your dream may be to just get well, to be able to get around like you used to. That’s good, but God thinks bigger. When He supersizes that dream, you’ll not only be able to walk, you’ll be able to run. Your dream may be to just keep your marriage together. But God’s dream is to make your marriage happier and more fulfilling that it’s ever been before. Your dream may be to just pay your bills each month, but God’s dream is to give you an abundance so that you not only have enough for your needs, but you have money left over to be a blessing to other people. Today, have faith in God. Trust Him because He has good plans for you this year, and He is ready to supersize your dreams if you believe.God bless you.
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UNTIL I REACH MY HOME.
I will never never stop my journey half way! journey half way!! journey half way!!!. I will never never stop my journey half way,until I reach my home.
This was your covenant with God when you gave your life to Christ,and he knows that the journey will not be easy for you.But the word of God says in Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” The journey is not easy but don't stop until you reach your home.God bless you.
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pray along.
Father,I thank You for the good treasures You’ve deposited in me.Help me to maximize what You’ve placed in my hand as I daily give You glory for Your faithfulness . Help me, by Your Spirit, to stay close to You and follow Your leading in every step of the way in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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WHAT ARE YOU FOCUSING ON TODAY
The Scripture says,"If God is for us, who can ever be against us? "(Romans 8:31)
What are you focusing on today? Are you focusing on your difficult situation, or on God's promises? You may have all kinds of problems coming at you. Maybe you're feeling discouraged as new problems and challenges have popped up in your life. Don't let it get you down. Don't let it take your focus off of God. He is working on your behalf in the supernatural, even when you can't see it. Keep your trust and your focus on His promises, not on your problems.
It's important that you keep your heart in an attitude of faith. Believe that God is for you. Believe His plans for you have not changed despite new problems or troubling circumstances. The more you focus on what God's doing, the more your faith will grow.
If it feels like you're facing impossible challenges, don't be afraid. God is on your side–nothing is impossible for Him. Stay focused on what God can do in your life. Remember, He's always in control. God knows the end from the beginning and He allows challenges in your life to cause you to trust Him more. As you put your faith in Him, you'll grow closer to God and you'll see your dreams come true.You are blessed.
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Pastor Rick Warren
You defeat temptation not by resisting, but by refocusing!Whatever you focus on, you always move toward. Over 25,000 helped launch#thedanielplan at @SaddlebackChurch today to get healthy in 2014 for God's glory!
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January 6Epiphany (Gregorian calendar)
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“Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” -Isaiah 1:16-17
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Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
January 5: Morning
"And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness." - Genesis 1:4
Light might well be good since it sprang from that fiat of goodness, "Let there be light." We who enjoy it should be more grateful for it than we are, and see more of God in it and by it. Light physical is said by Solomon to be sweet, but gospel light is infinitely more precious, for it reveals eternal things, and ministers to our immortal natures. When the Holy Spirit gives us spiritual light, and opens our eyes to behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, we behold sin in its true colours, and ourselves in our real position; we see the Most Holy God as he reveals himself, the plan of mercy as he propounds it, and the world to come as the Word describes it. Spiritual light has many beams and prismatic colours, but whether they be knowledge, joy, holiness, or life, all are divinely good. If the light received be thus good, what must the essential light be, and how glorious must be the place where he reveals himself. O Lord, since light is so good, give us more of it, and more of thyself, the true light.

No sooner is there a good thing in the world, than a division is necessary. Light and darkness have no communion; God has divided them, let us not confound them. Sons of light must not have fellowship with deeds, doctrines, or deceits of darkness. The children of the day must be sober, honest, and bold in their Lord's work, leaving the works of darkness to those who shall dwell in it forever. Our Churches should by discipline divide the light from the darkness, and we should by our distinct separation from the world do the same. In judgment, in action, in hearing, in teaching, in association, we must discern between the precious and the vile, and maintain the great distinction which the Lord made upon the world's first day. O Lord Jesus, be thou our light throughout the whole of this day, for thy light is the light of men.
Evening
"And God saw the light." - Genesis 1:4
This morning we noticed the goodness of the light, and the Lord's dividing it from the darkness, we now note the special eye which the Lord had for the light. "God saw the light"--he looked at it with complacency, gazed upon it with pleasure, saw that it "was good." If the Lord has given you light, dear reader, he looks on that light with peculiar interest; for not only is it dear to him as his own handiwork, but because it is like himself, for "He is light." Pleasant it is to the believer to know that God's eye is thus tenderly observant of that work of grace which he has begun. He never loses sight of the treasure which he has placed in our earthen vessels. Sometimes we cannot see the light, but God always sees the light, and that is much better than our seeing it. Better for the judge to see my innocence than for me to think I see it. It is very comfortable for me to know that I am one of God's people--but whether I know it or not, if the Lord knows it, I am still safe. This is the foundation, "The Lord knoweth them that are his." You may be sighing and groaning because of inbred sin, and mourning over your darkness, yet the Lord sees "light" in your heart, for he has put it there, and all the cloudiness and gloom of your soul cannot conceal your light from his gracious eye. You may have sunk low in despondency, and even despair; but if your soul has any longing towards Christ, and if you are seeking to rest in his finished work, God sees the "light." He not only sees it, but he also preserves it in you. "I, the Lord, do keep it." This is a precious thought to those who, after anxious watching and guarding of themselves, feel their own powerlessness to do so. The light thus preserved by his grace, he will one day develop into the splendour of noonday, and the fulness of glory. The light within is the dawn of the eternal day.
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Shamgar 
[Shăm'gär] - cupbearer or a surprised stranger.
The Man Who Was Ready When Need Arose
Shamgar was the son of Anath, and third judge of Israel after the death of Joshua. His spectacular deliverance of Israel from the Philistines is suggestive (Judg. 3:31). Shamgar the son of Anath was ready to serve God in the common working day.
When he drove his oxen out that morning he did not dream that before nightfall he would accomplish a memorable deliverance for his land. But the call came and he was ready.
Another lesson to be learned from Shamgar is that God can be served with unlikely instruments. "What is that in thy hand?" In Shamgar's hand was an oxgoad with which he slew six hundred Philistines.
We may not have genius, brilliance, gifts of speech or song, but if we are in the hand of Christ, He can take foolish things to confound the wise.
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Today's reading: Genesis 13-15, Matthew 5:1-26 (NIV)

View today's reading on Bible Gateway

Today's Old Testament reading: Genesis 13-15

Abram and Lot Separate
So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
3 From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD....

Today's New Testament reading: Matthew 5:1-26

The Beatitudes
1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying:
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth....



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