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Thursday, 21 December 2006

Salt-water whitewash in Boston Harbor

Counter To celebrate the 133rd anniversary of the Subversive Masonic Operation known as the Boston Tea Party, a group of protesters--party affiliation unknown--tossed their copies of the 9/11 Commission Report into the already polluted waters of Boston Harbor.

That this action may have violated any number of local, state, and federal regulations written to protect the purity of Boston Harbor did not seem to concern them as much as the rampant impurity they felt was represented by each waterlogged volume of government propaganda now bobbing upon its waters.

This could be the beginnings of a Second American Revolution.

Update on Linway Theater v. Grimshaw

Counter On August 24th, I promised to keep my readers informed on the Criminal Trespass Trial of Da Vinci Code protester Mr. Grimshaw, which was scheduled to begin December 20th. Well, that date has now come and gone, and the trial hasn't happened--to no great surprise. These things tend to drag out until everyone has forgotten what it was all about.

The prosecutor has encouraged Mr. Grimshaw towards agreeing to a "Pre-Trial Deferment" program which is basically a situation in which the defendant accepts the minimum sentence he would have gotten had he been found guilty as charged (probation & court costs) while waiving his Constitutional right to a trial by a jury of his peers. He didn't take the bait, so the trial has been postponed.

January 3rd: Rather than post another update, I revise this post with the news that the trial has been postponed yet again, for six weeks this time.

Tuesday, 12 December 2006

The Mark revisited

CounterIn today's link, we see a seemingly innocuous story about blind people needing to be able to use currency unaided. So why not make our currency (speaking USA here) more distinguishable to a blind person?

Cost, of course. And even signing a credit card slip could be pretty hard for a totally sightless person.

But what if a device could be used to transact business that would be equally easy regardless of whether the buyer could see or not?

Such a device exists--the RFID microchip.

Stand by, folks.

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Pastorpreneurs and other mythical creatures

As a linguist now in his fifth decade of study, I've been able to see my native language change before my very eyes. First we had documentaries. As these morphed into various forms, they became docudramas--mockumentaries--advomentaries. But a word has been coined that puts together two words that--in an ideal world--would have nothing to do with each other: Pastor and Entrepreneur.

A Pastorpreneur is one who uses his position as an expositor of God's Word to rake in the Mammon. But Pastorpreneur is an oxymoron; Jesus had a better word for a Shepherd who's just in it for the money.

He called him a Hireling.