Monday, July 31, 2006

Lynne Kiesling

re: provides a list of Economics weblogs...

Knowledge Problem: The Fundamentals Are Basically the Same: A Reprise of Last August's High Gas Price Posts

re: Lynne Kiesling looks at gas prices...

Betsy's Page

re: a short (very short) course in high gasoline prices, from a post by Lynne Kiesling...

Friday, July 28, 2006

Betsy's Page: The worst foreign policy blunders in US history

re: John J. Miller tossed out some candidates for a list of the worst foreign policy blunders in American history and Betsy Newmark has added some suggestions...

Peace of God finally prevails for couple separated by war - (BP)

re: Baptist missionaries from Texas finally home after being trapped in Lebanon at the outbreak of war...

Considerettes

re: there has been a shift in how hurricanes are tracked and measured, which means more hurricanes are tracked, and more are more accurately measured -- which accounts for some of the data skewing behind the hysterics about global warming supposedly causing stronger hurricanes. Article focuses on study to be published in the journal Science, co-written by Chris Landsea of the National Hurricane Center...

ADF Alliance Alert

re: short explanation, discussion of The Augustinian Goods of Marriage: The Disappearing Cornerstone of the American Law of Marriage...

Townhall.com::Talk Radio Online::Show

re: 37-minute Michael Medved interview regarding Washington's Gay Marriage Ruling...

The Mikado by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

re: lyrics to a song about making the punishment fit the crime and making prisoners unwillingly provide innocent merriment...

hat tip: Bookworm

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Book Den: Denny's Mystery Writers Honor Roll

re: the list, prior to the addition of Chandler...

The Book Den: New Entry in Denny's "Mystery Writers Honor Roll" -- Raymond Chandler

re: having just completed a Raymond Chandler jag, Denny shares his impressions and some quotes...

The Book Den: Repression of the Spirituality of Man: Three Reactions

re: an excerpt from The Whole Person in a Broken World by Paul Tournier, starting with "Today we can observe three kinds of reactions to the repression of the spiritual. And all three of them remind us of the psychology of the adolescent..."...

JohnKrenson.com

re: the book Crossfire - A Time for Peace, War & Love, by John Krenson...

One Hand Clapping » Blog Archive » Arab-Americans mostly Christian

re: article in OpinionJournal, on how more than 60 percent of Arab-Americans are Christian, mostly Catholic...

One Hand Clapping

re: Donald Sensing has been blogging again (naturally, after I took him off my links list a few months ago when he said farewell)...

News from Agape Press: Dems Have a Plan to Counter Growing Success of State Marriage Initiatives

re: "the Democratic National Committee (DNC) recently announced it has adopted a five-point plan for fighting state ballot measures defining marriage as between one man and one woman"...

The Right Medical Treament for Your Child -- Who Decides?

re: the state is moving in on family turf more and more...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

nahhh.org

re: National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses Incorporated (i.e. Ronald McDonald Houses, Hope Lodges, Fisher Houses, etc.)...

SFO Mom: Works-For-Me Wednesday: Mini Muffins & Baking Spray

re: banana bread recipe, tips...

John R. Lott Jr. on Gun Shops on National Review Online

re: "New legislation aims to ease the unfair burden on gun-store operators"...

OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts: The Novel Moscow Feared

re: John J. Miller discusses the book "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin, and notes that it is coming out in a new translation, by Natasha Randall, this month...

Living to tell the Story

re: tip, uses for Shoe Goo...

Diva Spot: silicone in the kitchen

re: silicone pot holder/trivets...

Soccer Dad: Haveil havalim daily edition 07/25/2006

re: several links, most to do with Israel-Hezbollah fighting...

Quote of the Day - PalmTree Pundit

re: quotes an author who says we must stop trying to get children to enjoy themselves, and teach them to enjoy their work...

Mom 2 Mom Connection » Volunteer Angels

re: finding out about the Angel Flight organization, that provides transportation to people in need of special medical help...

Christian Women Online Magazine

re: Book Buzz with Heather Ivester...

Bookworm Room » Blog Archive » Telling it like it is

re: how Israel could describe what it's up against, if it knew better how to write press releases...

Your Home Technical Manual - 1.5 Passive Cooling

re: Australian guide to "passive cooling" of homes...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Earwigs abound in wet gardens

re: ideas for earwig control, without pesticides...

Oregon State University Extension Service

re: OSU extension service website...

Y & G News-Fruit Drop

re: fruit trees shedding excess fruit...

Peace prize winner 'could kill' Bush | World Wide Weird | The Australian

re: Betty Williams whips Australian children up, gets them to cheer the idea of killing the United States president. She also said - set within a larger context of course - "I don't know how I ever got a Nobel Peace Prize...", which somehow seems apropos, under the circumstances...

Shoring up 'fragile families' - Special Report - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

re: overcoming the legacy of welfare's long assault on marriage...

Old Bibles prized in resale market - Metropolitan - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

re: more old Bibles, including Indian language missionary Bibles, available than some people think - but on whole it's a seller's market...

BrothersJudd Blog: ODDLY PRO-POLE AND PRO-POPE?:

re: some former Soviet bloc states seeing upsurge in Catholicism and nationalism...

Atheist discovers a reason to believe - Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

re: another article on Dr. Francis S. Collins, author of "The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief" (Free Press)...

Monday, July 24, 2006

Betsy's Page: Common sense on adult stem cell therapy

re: Michael Fumento column on the misleading coverage on the possibilities of embryonic versus adult stem cells...

Sierra Faith » Blog Archive » Dual Citizenship in Lebanon

re: from July 18 post - many of the folks asking to be evacuated from Lebanon are dual nationals, with ties to Hezbollah. See also Stones Cry Out: Vacationing in Lebanon?

Stones Cry Out: Heat Wave in England

re: bad heat wave - in 1911. Plus wheat farming in Greenland, way back when...

JOLLYBLOGGER: The Church of the Girly-Man, Ya!

re: noticing that lots of people are remarking on the feminization of the church...

Friday, July 21, 2006

Our Lady of Covadonga

re: shrine built at cave in northern Spain, at site tied to "the warrior king Pelayo, who is credited with having begun the Christian reconquest of the Iberian peninsula"...

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Germany 'calls for EU ban' on stem cell research

re: several European countries are balking at funding embryonic stem cell research (which the reporter clearly thinks is backward thinking). Includes several links...

A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea Cozy: Dawn Undercover

re: favorable review of a middle grade book, Dawn Undercover, by Anna Dale...

OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan

re: "On global warming, the media's continuing power, Ralph Reed--and revisiting last week's column" (liberals loving complexity, which tends to favor liberalism, etc.).

OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today

re: links on embryonic stem cell research, spare embryos, global warming, and summer heat waves that hit right on time, etc...

Is Spain importing IRA-style 'solution'?

re: appeasing ETA, plus Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams getting his two cents in on a visit to Spain...

Gov. again uses power to fund stem cell research

re: Gov. Rod Blagojevich (Illinois?) claims "moral obligation" in forcing his state's taxpayer's to provide millions of dollars for embryonic stem cell research...

Europe is waking up to the threat from Iran

re: July 18 post by John O'Sullivan, on some of the reasons why so much of Europe has been anti-Israel, but might be changing its mind...

hat tip: Best of the Web/OpinionJournal

Michelle Malkin: BEHEADED AT THE BORDER

re: drug cartels trying new ways of executing people, dealing with their bodies...

Cooks.com - Recipe - Refrigerator Bread And Butter Pickles

re: no canning, fresh veggie "pickles"...

Cooks.com - Recipe - Bread And Butter Pickles

re: recipe...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Politics Central

re: still in Beta, but aiming to provide improved discussion...

Townhall.com::The Middle East conflict is hard to solve but easy to explain::By Dennis Prager

re: July 18 column...

Townhall.com::Superman or deadbeat dad?::By Kathleen Parker

re: another reason to not be thrilled about the new Superman movie...

Gateway Pundit: Terrorist Who Mutilated Menchaca and Tucker Killed in Iraq!

re: fatally wounded in clash with security forces...

Carol Platt Liebau: On Stem Cells

re: more info, setting things straight, etc...

Airminded : Airpower and British society, 1908-1941

re: blog heavy on aviation history, but includes book posts...

History News Network: American Liberalism, the Cold War, and the Lessons of History

re: Alonzo Hamby looks at the world of Harry Truman versus today...

Betsy's Page: Forget due process; we've got rich white boys

re: doing a little digging on the 88 Duke professors who signed a letter denouncing the lacrosse team...

Betsy's Page: One Sweet Story

re: an Anchoress post on a story of an Afghan man who made a rug for President Bush...

Book note: Savage Spawn by Jonathan Kellerman

re: Lars Walker is reading Savage Spawn by Jonathan Kellerman, one of Kellerman's nonfiction offerings and he gives us a peek and some discussion based on it...

The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society | By Heather Mac Donald

re: info on c. 2000 book, with links to several reviews. "The upside-down world of public policy, and how it got that way"...

Poynter Online - Friday Edition: A Primer on the Stem Cell Debate

re: Al Tompkins provides background and links for reporters covering the issue...

The MediaWise Trust

re: MediaWise (formerly PressWise), is an independent charity, set up in 1993 by 'victims of media abuse', supported by concerned journalists, media lawyers and politicians in the UK. We operate on the principle that press freedom is a responsibility exercised by journalists on behalf of the public, and that the public have a right to know when the media publish inaccurate information...

The Scotsman - Business - Surf till we drop

re: changing shopping trends - and options - in the UK...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Monday, July 17, 2006

Everyday Cheapskate

re: frugality column at Jewish World Review...

Danielle Bean: Your Turn: Living Spaces

re: large family, small house, not a problem...

Kiki's Delivery Service: Murdoc Online

re: children's films, very big in Japan...

Barring Faith

re: by Robert P. George & Gerald V. Bradley report on the history of religion and corrections in the United States, and lay out why the barring of prison ministries in Iowa is out of line...

Book review: Trial by Ordeal, by Craig Parshall

re: another favorable review...

"Trial By Ordeal" by Craig Parshall | Slobokan's Site O' Schtuff

re: favorable review of a legal thriller...

Here in the Bonny Glen: Thanks for the Traffic

re: top referrers post from June 25. Includes Suitable For Mixed Company. In comments, notes that she gets her stats from mybloglog.com...

Update: I went to check out mybloglog and wound up being signed up for "communities", which I didn't want at all. I also can't find a "cancel" feature. And the message option didn't work, either. The website is trumpeting stuff in Beta. Not fun.

Killer tsunami strikes Indonesia | Herald Sun

re: Java suffers losses. Reports still coming in...

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Reuters AlertNet - Colombian rebels kill 10 civilians, kidnap 170

re: FARC has committed a massacre and mass kidnapping in a show of force. "...United Nations human rights officials branded the mass kidnapping a war crime and demanded the hostages be released..."...

World Vision Asia Tsunami Response

re: website reporting on ongoing relief efforts...

Reuters AlertNet - First digital library opened in Aceh, Indonesia

re: World Vision has provided regular books plus digital resources to area hit by tsunami...

Reuters AlertNet - NEWSBLOG

re: "The lottery of emergency funding, a plea to freelance aid workers, who will regulate humanitarians? And lampooning the G8 ... "...

Reuters AlertNet - Questions and Answers on Hostilities Between Israel and Hezbollah

re: Human Rights Watch weighs in with what it deems acceptable in warfare...

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Diamond facility starts to shine

re: "...This new research facility, Diamond Light Source, represents the UK's largest scientific investment for 30 years.
Covering the area of five football pitches, the facility has cost about £300m - funded by the government and the Wellcome Trust - and is on-track to open in just six months' time. At its heart is a synchrotron - a particle accelerator that uses electrons to generate powerful "synchrotron" light that enables scientists to look inside matter at the molecular and atomic scale..."...

OpinionJournal - Five Best

re: top biographies of business titans...

Friday, July 14, 2006

Gas poisons campusRoanoke College site of CO leak - Roanoke.com

re: one man dead and others ill at Lutheran conference at Roanoke College campus following what appears to be a carbon monoxide build-up in a dorm at which they were staying...

Danielle Bean

re: the defensiveness of women on different paths...

me autem minui : Hillaire Belloc

re: quote on laughing at Barbarians in the long stretches of peace...

Karen Edmisten: Ramona's books

re: recommended children's books...

Karen Edmisten: Just a couple more ....

re: recommendations for children's books...

FlyLady.net: Your personal online coach to help you gain control of your house and home

re: website devoted to putting home and life in order...

The Cafeteria Is Closed: Today's Topics

re: various topics, including Claiming Vatican II: Lumen Gentium, Part Two...

BrothersJudd Blog: THE LAST LAFF:

re: Canadian commentary noting that tax cuts in the USA under Kennedy, Reagan and George W. Bush all led to higher government revenue...

K's Cafe The 30 Second Blog: Echoing Dwelling

re: in between living in France and living in England...

'Bright' Barbaro faces new threat | Sport | The Australian

re: update on Barbaro, from The Australian...

Betsy's Page: The goal of Israel's enemies

re: the "myth that the Palestinians were fighting to remove Israel from the occupied territories"...

Betsy's Page: Seeking to squeeze even more out of this nothing of a story

re: Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame deciding to "sue Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and Scooter Libby for the exact thing that Fitzgerald has found no evidence for"...

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Liberal Christianity is paying for its sins - Los Angeles Times

re: op-ed by Charlotte Allen...

hat tip: No Left Turns

Born American, but in the Wrong Place by Peter W. Schramm

re: longish memoir/essay by a Hungarian-born immigrant who now teaches native-born Americans what it means to be American...

The Mona Log on National Review Online

re: Mona Charen takes on Michael Kinsley's recent take on pro-lifers...

Hadley Arkes on Religious Freedom on National Review Online

re: the Weldon Amendment protecting Catholic hospitals, more...

I have to say...: Purchasing fabric online

re: online stores Randi's had good luck with...

Senator Bill Frist - VOLPAC

re: "More Progress Down The Path Of Deficit Reduction" notes that "Overall, the deficit now represents just 2.3 percent of Gross National Product (almost a percentage point smaller than earlier estimates), and leading economists predict that those figures will improve even further by fiscal year’s end."...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Instapundit.com - The Glenn and Helen Show: Interviewing Chris Anderson About the Long Tail

re: podcast, etc., about new kind of market running alongside the old...

miss_o_hara's Xanga Site - Barbaro Update and A Little Preachin'

re: bad news regarding the race horse Barbaro...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: George & Hitchcock on Two Forms of Secularism

re: different looks at orthodoxy and at schism (including a 1994 article looking at the speculation of a "formal sundering of ties between "the American Church" and the Holy See")...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: A Baptist Preacher's Abortion

re: "Donna Schaper says she's a grown-up, a pastor, and a murderer. She claims all three labels, and is not apologizing for any of them.
Rev. Schaper, pastor of Judson Memorial Church in New York City, wrote a recent article for the liberal Jewish monthly Tikkun about the abortion she had nineteen years ago. She says she's "neither bragging nor apologizing."...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Richard John Neuhaus politely disagrees with Marc Stern on the matter of a Federal Marriage Amendment...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Anthony Sacramone pleads with the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

edspresso.com

re: website "for breaking news, commentary and debate on education reform"...

hat tip: Here in the Bonny Glen

Here in the Bonny Glen: Tintin, Meet Me in Southern California

re: new book called Tintin and the Secret of Literature...

Here in the Bonny Glen: The World eBook Fair

re: "In celebration of Project Gutenberg's 35th anniversary, the World eBook Library Consortia is offering free downloads of its entire collection from July 4th through August 4th..."...

WorldNetDaily: Scout decision appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

re: "A decision by the California Supreme Court that ended a half century of free use of the Berkeley, Calif., marina by the Boy Scouts of America is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Pacific Legal Foundation announced today.
Although Berkeley allows nonprofit groups free use of the city's marina, it prohibits the Berkeley Sea Scouts from participating in this program, because the Sea Scouts are affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America..."...

Expat Yank: And This Was Even Before There Was A New York Times

re: Thomas Jefferson commentary on the press...

Books & Culture Corner: Truth, Justice, and? - Books & Culture

re: Jeremy Lott puts the Superman "truth, justice, all that stuff" quote into context...

Monday, July 10, 2006

Betsy's Page: Speaking of what has been going on behind the scenes

re: ...On Special Report on Friday, Charles Krauthammer put his finger on what we have really learned from all these leaks in the press about what the Bush administration has been doing secretly in the fight to protect us from terrorists: they've actually been protecting us from terrorists..."...

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Pirates sets US box office record

re: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has set an opening weekend record at the North American box office...Disney - which released Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - said it had received reports of continuous sell-outs for the film, with requests to add screens at multiplexes.
The sequel also set records on Friday for the best single-day total with $55.5m (£30m) and on Saturday as the first movie to reach $100m (£54m)...

Door County Advocate: Two killed in Ellison Bay blast

re: archive copy of article with short-lived link:

Two people were killed in an early morning explosion today at the Cedar Grove Resort in Ellison Bay, Fire Chief Chris Hecht said this afternoon.

The blast at 2:30 a.m. injured seven people and left a two-block area of damage.

It is unclear what caused the explosion, but rising levels of propane gas in the blast area are making the situation dangerous for investigators, said Hecht, fire chief of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department.

A private contractor working for Wisconsin Public Service Corp., installing an underground electrical line, may have accidentally struck a buried privately owned propane pipeline, said Larry Borgard, president and chief operating officer for WPS Energy Delivery.

Borgard said a WPS team arrived at the scene around 3 a.m. and shut off all electrical power to the immediate area.

“Our immediate concerns are for the victims and the first responders who are at the scene,” Borgard said.

The historical Old Pioneer Store was leveled, two cottages at the Cedar Grove Resort were damaged and one was burned.

Seven people were injured. Five of them sought medical assistance on their own, and two were transferred to a Green Bay hospital, he said. Authorities were searching for two missing people.

The living quarters above the Old Pioneer Store collapsed onto the store below. Propane or fuel may have ignited.

The store was built in 1900 by Charles Ruckert and Hans Hanson and has served the hamlet as a general store ever since. Ruckert’s family sold the store in 1968 to Carol Newman, who also owned grocery stores in Baileys Harbor and Fish Creek. Merchandise from the destroyed store is now strewn across the highway.

Jim Quan, a relative of Jeanee and Brian Linden, who own the Asian art gallery across the highway, said he was awakened by a whistling sound and then two booms, like a bomb going off. A duplex at Cedar Grove where the fire was suspected of starting remained smoldering at 10 a.m., when the latest briefing was held.

Judy Thoreson, who operates Gills Rock Stoneware down the road with her husband, Larry, said she heard two big explosions.

"We just bolted out of bed. It was horrible. I just hope everybody's OK," she said.

The Door County Sheriff’s department says State 42 through Ellison Bay was closed to traffic because of the incident.

Notorious Chechen Rebel Leader Killed

re: Russia's most-wanted man said killed accidentally when a truck in his convoy exploded...

OpinionJournal - Featured Article: Safe at Any Speed

re: injuries per mile traveled have dropped significantly since the 55 miles per hour federal speed limit was repealed in 1995...

G. Tracy Mehan III on Religious Discrimination & Maryland on National Review Online

re: more on Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich's firing of Robert J. Smith from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board, for being Catholic in public...

Catholic Idaho -- Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise -- Meet the Bishop

re: History of the Diocese of Boise...

K's Cafe The 30 Second Blog: Worth a Look

re: links to posts of interest, various subjects...

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Indian chiefs make English pilgrimage - The Washington Times

re: "...representatives of Virginia's eight recognized tribes will spend a week touring England and discussing their history and culture as part of the 18-month commemoration of Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in what became the United States./For England's "Jamestown 2007" organizers, the trip is a chance to revive social and economic links between Virginia and Kent County, where the trip is centered./For Indians, it's a first step toward healing scars of violence and betrayal formed long ago./Roughly 60 chiefs and tribal members will make the trip, the first by an official Virginia Indian delegation to England in more than 250 years..."...

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Betsy's Page: When the American Way was cool

re: a James Lileks post on how you used to be able to say "The American Way" without all the "however" clauses...

I have to say...: California Mix

re: recipe for veggies in a vinegar brine...

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Between cheese-eating surrender monkeys and fire-eating war junkies

re: commentary by Timothy Garton Ash, comparing American conservatives, American liberals, Europeans, and Brits: "Conservative America celebrated July 4 as a country at war; the July 7 anniversary here reveals a very different attitude"...

BrothersJudd Blog: THE COURT WITHDRAWS AS THE EXECUTIVE ASSERTS:

re: the Supreme Court seems to be heading toward "judicial modesty" and "greater consensus," also, taking issue with the idea that this year's Supreme Court was either a Kennedy Court or a Roberts Court...

Jobs growth "tepid"?: Murdoc Online

re: finding good news hidden under a discouraging headline at MSNBC...

San Mateo Daily Journal: Crash kills Tongan royals

re: His Royal Highness Prince Tu’ipelehake, 55, and his wife Princess Kaimana, 45, and their driver were killed when their vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by a teenager who was apparently trying to pass another vehicle on the right.

In the article is information on ongoing outreach amongst police and faith-based organizations in San Bruno and San Mateo, which has "helped lessen crime among Tongan youth in the two cities." Police also sent representatives to Tonga last year...

Friday, July 07, 2006

OpinionJournal - Taste: Literary Losers

re: "Summer reading lists are filled with uninspired choices"...

OpinionJournal - Featured Article

re: Mary Anastasia O'Grady article from Wednesday, on how the Mexican elections were conducted...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: University Faculty for Life, plus commentary on "...an article by Clark Forsythe of Americans for Life. He and his organization have for years been doing the heavy lifting in advancing an “incremental” approach to protecting unborn children on a state-by-state basis. Forsythe is a great defender of prudence, as in prudential judgments and strategies. He admires the strategy of Lincoln with respect to the abolition of slavery, as that strategy is described by Harry Jaffa in Crisis of the House Divided..."...

Secular Fundamentalism and Democracy

re: encore publication of a Spring 2005 Richard Ekins article for Journal of Markets & Morality...

Betsy's Page: The stiff upper lip is gone

re: when they were losing, and after they lost, British soccer players and fans didn't show the resilience for which English manhood has long been noted. Far from it...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: Broken Presbyterian Covenant

re: the Presbyterian Lay Committee has issued a statement against decisions made at the Presbyterian Church USA's recent General Assembly...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: Nelson Mandela and the Frozen Embryo

re: Michael Kinsley, writing in Slate, ridicules pro-lifers who object to embryonic stem cell research. Russell D. Moore says "...Michael Kinsley obviously has an emotional stake in this debate. He suffers from Parkinson's disease. We should also recognize that he has some points to make that we need to hear. There are far too many pro-lifers who oppose abortion but who think nothing of the assaults on unborn life in the "disposal" of "embryonic material" in fertility clinics. That's why a pro-life ethic must be theological and holistic, not just issue-driven..."...

Zorilla Information

re: the striped polecat of Africa...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A Circle of Quiet: Thoughts from the road...

re: Letters to a Diminished Church by Dorothy Sayers, "the havoc wrought by the triumphs of human idealism," Norms and Nobility by David V. Hicks, Louis Auchincloss' 1964 The Rector of Justin...

BBC NEWS | INDEPTH | LONDON ATTACKS

re: photos and obituaries of the 52 people killed in the 7/7/05 bombings in London...

BBC NEWS | Health | Down's syndrome gene identified

re: "Scientists believe they have found a possible cause for mental impairment in Down's syndrome...This, they say, could ultimately lead to finding a way to "turn down" the gene expression so mental decline might be stopped or even reversed..."...

PoliBlog: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts : Counts, recounts, and the Mexican election

re: Matthew Shugart explains a few things about Mexican elections...

FDA/CFSAN: Food, Nutrition, and Cosmetics Questions and Answers - Seafood

re: why shellfish is "friendly" to viruses...

Stem Cells Without Moral Corruption

re: Robert P. George and Eric Cohen explain how "Congress Can Give Research a Boost Without Supporting the Misuse of Human Embryos"...

Far From The Madding Crowd, For Some, Says CBS' Dick Meyer, Loneliness Is A Chosen Lifestyle - CBS News

re: commentary on the reaction to his column on a study claiming that "Americans have dramatically fewer close confidants than they did just twenty years ago"...

hat tip: Real Clear Politics, July 6 PM Roundup

Aviation Heritage Golden Age Early Birds

re: photos of Katherine "Katy" Stinson...

No. 1251: Katherine Stinson

re: an entry in the Engines of Our Ingenuity series by John H. Lienhard, University of Houston's College of Engineering...

Stinson Aircraft Corporation

re: U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission write-up...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: Human Dignity in Deerfield

re: the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity is hosting a conference on the campus of Trinity International University next week...

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: The Laugh of the Future

re: Anthony Esolen essay..."...Laughter there had always been, of course, but for cultures untouched by the Christian "deep comedy" (about which our contributing editor Peter Leithart has written most eloquently), laughter seldom or never escapes the realm of scorn..."...

hat tip: Lars Walker

To Love, Honor and Blog II: Remember our dog?

re: a dog's life with small children...

City Newspaper: News & Opinion: Mail: Reader feedback - 7.5.06

re: Rob Pokalsky letter to the editor explaining what he is aiming for in his pro-life activities near an abortion clinic...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The American Thinker: Mass. prepares to dispute Census in 2010

re: rather than address why it bleeds people, Massachusetts is trying to come up with a way for the state to come up with its own population figures (as opposed to the federal ones)...

The American Thinker: Severe labor shortages in Calgary and Edmonton

re: oil and gas boom is pulling workers to tar sands region...

Blue Crab Boulevard : E&P Lands An Exclusive, And Revealing, Partisan Hack Job

re: comparing what Editor & Publisher pulled for quotes from a Stars & Stripes interview with President Bush, with the same quotes within the passages in which they sit...

Blue Crab Boulevard : Farewell

re: memorial service in Iraq for a soldier...

Teacher Resources - Collection - George Washington Papers, 1741-1799

re: a Library of Congress page with info and links on George Washington and on correspondence in the 18th century...

Trigeminal Neuralgia :: Treatable Conditions :: Gamma Knife Center :: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

re: relatively new treatment option for a type of severe face pain...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Message on the Observance of Independence Day, 1985

re: by Ronald Reagan...

New England (Australia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

re: another New England...

The Scotsman - Business - Lloyd's Names to sue government

re: "INVESTORS in Lloyd's of London - thought to include two members of the Conservative shadow cabinet and a number of prominent business figures - have launched a legal claim against the government for over £1 billion in compensation.
Around 1,100 investors, known as Names, are suing the government, claiming they made heavy losses at Lloyd's because the Treasury, the market's watchdog before the Financial Services Authority, failed to regulate the market properly..."...

miss_o_hara's Xanga Site - It Was The Night Before Independence Day...

re: various things, trips, a visit to the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, PA...

Here in the Bonny Glen: Where Does Your Traffic Come From?

re: MyBlogLog and other blog stuff...

News and Commentary - Top Stories - American Anglican Council Live Website

re: A response from the House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria to the Archbishop of Canterbury's suggestion that there be a two-tier membership in the communion...

Plane crashes into truck in Colo.; 2 dead - Boston.com

re: plane crash in Montrose in a residential street...

Doctors say man's brain rewired itself after suffering nerve damage in crash - The Boston Globe

re: More on Terry Wallis, whose brain methodically, albeit slowly, rebuilt infrastructure...

Monday, July 03, 2006

Brain, Heal Thyself, Man's Recovery Has Doctors Thinking About Brain's Ability To Heal Itself - CBS News

re: Terry Wallis's recovery is showing doctors how a badly damaged brain can heal itself in remarkable ways...

Danes Sentence Entire Clan for Honour Killing | The Brussels Journal

re: Denmark goes after head of family and those who helped track woman down as well as actual killer...

Dead Priests in Anatolia | The Brussels Journal

re: the fourth attack on a Catholic priest in Turkey this year...

Crackdown on Homeschoolers: It's the UN Wot Done It | The Brussels Journal

re: homeschoolers in Europe facing steep difficulties, threats of prosecution...

ProfessorBainbridge.com: Sipchen on Friedman on Education

re: money spent on schooling has gone up, but there aren't improvements because the incentives are wrong...

ProfessorBainbridge.com: Althouse Nails It

re: the New York Times and LA Times reporting on classified programs, and their explanations for doing it...

Wittingshire: Beauties

re: calling in misanthropic instead of sick, and going to look for beauty...

World Watch - April 16, 2006 - American Soldiers and How We Use Them - The Ornery American

re: the Establishment media, Hollywood, Donald Rumsfeld, retired generals, lies, spin, anti-Americanism, and the consequences...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Joseph Bottum writes about author Morris West...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Richard John Neuhaus asks "Where did the storm over immigration come from?"...

Bookworm Room : The First Crypto-Conservative/Neo-Conservative Carnival

re: writings of people who have moved right from left...

SCOTUSblog: Delay in San Diego cross case

re: federal judge's order to remove cross put on hold...

Some background from the same website here (published June 30).

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Supreme Court justice delays order to remove Soledad cross

re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has ordered a temporary stay, without addressing the merits...

News from Agape Press

re: "ADF Halts NC Gifted Program's End Run Around Parental Notification"...

Bookworm Room : Gee, no bias here

re: XM brochure descriptions of AmericaRight and AirAmerica...

On Midriffs, Modesty, and Moralism - PalmTree Pundit

re: the danger of aiming for modesty and winding up at legalism...

Sunday, July 02, 2006

TheDenverChannel.com - News - Forest Service: Rainbow Family Members Slug Officers

re: Rainbow Family gets out of hand. Elders say they are having difficulty with younger generation with an inner-city, gang mentality that kicks in when they see law enforcement...

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Liberty and Lily: Wedding Thoughts

re: Donna-Jean tells of her daughter's wedding...

China opens high-altitude Tibet railway line | Reuters.co.uk

re: the world's highest railway is open for business...

OregonLive.com: More from The Oregonian

re: Thomas Tucker memorial service...

Gateway Pundit: 3,000 Show Up to Honor Pfc. Thomas Tucker, an Oregon Hero

re: updated to 3,500. Info on funeral, etc. Links...

The Bulletin | Local & State | Study hints thinning junipers restores natural water flow

re: Oregon State University scientists, led by John Buckhouse, are studying junipers' effects on two watersheds...

When Speech Becomes a Crime

re: Cinnamon Stillwell takes on the insanity of "hate speech"... (hat tip: Michelle Malkin)

Captain's Quarters: I Was A Teenage Maniac

re: the fall into radicalism of a Canadian home-grown terrorist...

HolinessToday.org

re: "The Denominational Magazine for the Church of the Nazarene"...

Press Releases - American Anglican Council Live Website

re: "The American Anglican Council’s Comments on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Statement on “Challenge and Hope” for the Anglican Communion"...

Press Releases - Top Stories - American Anglican Council Live Website

re: Letter from the AAC President Following the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church...

Oregon Business Magazine: Home

re: business/economy stories, links...

KTVZ.com - Central Oregon's Local News - Four area companies make 'Private 150'

re: largest private firms in the state...