...[It] is not the remembered but the forgotten past that enslaves us.
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Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
30Mar
2014
Sun
23:27
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Monoprice Logo

If you have need of some inexpensive cables—HDMI, VGA, USB, RCA...you name it—then Monoprice has what you're looking for. Their prices are exceptional, even with shipping costs, and their products are quality. We're currently using a few routers from them, plenty of USB cables, and phone cases, among some other things. I highly recommend checking them out (http://www.monoprice.com/).

24Aug
2013
Sat
10:35
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00:49
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Read this: Jerry, It's Not Your Church Either".

20Aug
2013
Tue
09:50
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It looks like there is a possibility I won't be living in Colorado much longer. No, we're not moving, but there is some movement in my county to join others in Colorado (and Kansas) to create the 51st state. And here I thought Puerto Rico would join the union before anything else happened.

Anyone remember the state of Jefferson?

18May
2013
Sat
22:50
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18Jan
2012
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09:04
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Black-barred Logo

Anti-piracy is well and good, but congress acting to regulate the internet is not the way to do it. Enact laws to prosecute those who pirate, but do not force ISPs to block sites that are suspected pirates. There are copyright laws out there to enforce, we don't need more to help; enforce the ones that are already on the books (there are ways to do so, and they work).

SOPA and PIPA might not affect famwagner.com or Atlantis, though it could with my use of OS and Browser logos. Hey, I've never said I own the logos, but if SOPA and PIPA are enacted, I could be shut down or have someone go after me. That's how overbearing these bills are.

So, I stand with sites like Wikipedia (which is blacked out today) and Google, who put a black bar over their logo. I liked that idea, and decided to emulate it.

14Mar
2011
Mon
19:59
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I'm sure many are struck by the disaster in Japan and it's aftermath in Hawaii and along the Americas' Pacific coast. Certainly, there are many fine organizations receiving donations, both financial and other, but the one I would implore you to donate to is the LCMS World Relief and Human Care.

Links:

12Mar
2010
Fri
15:58
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A little explanation: I come down on the confessional side of Lutheran "polity." I took my vows to defend and uphold the Scripture and Confessions of the Lutheran church, and I take those vows seriously. Heretofore, there have been candidates for president who have been confessional, too. They have been good men, and I respect them.

Rev. Matthew Harrison is different, though. He's not merely an "us against them" kind of confessional man (not that the others were, necessarily). He's a "we want and need them with us" kind of confessional man. He shows himself to be. He gets it.

The links:

20Jan
2010
Wed
22:33
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If you're one of the few who used to listen to Issues, Etc. and wondered where it went following its "cancellation," wonder no further. I present to you (after about 10 months of it being "on the air") Pirate Christian Radio. Pirate Christian Radio

PCR was started by Rev. Wilkin after he was—well, let's be plain and blunt—fired from KFUO by the LCMS. It hosts the Issues, Etc. program, among many other solid, Lutheran programs. There are also a few actual radio stations that broadcast Issues, Etc., but they are in so few markets. In any event, listen to PCR, for more than just Issues, Etc.; it's all good programming. If you're having trouble listening to the webcast from the PCR page, try their Live365 page. Issues, Etc. airs weekdays from 4pm to 6pm, eastern, on PCR.

Alternatively, you can find Issues, Etc. at their own page: issuesetc.org. You can find the list of radio stations that air Issues, Etc.. More importantly (impressively?), you can find a backlog of previously aired episodes (found in segments). Give them a listen; find a segment with a subject that interests you.

List of links:

20Aug
2008
Wed
12:53
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I don't know what to call the organization other than LOLZ. These are a collection of "blogs" that show pictures and videos of animals and people doing funny or stupid things or funny or stupid things happening to animals and people.