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  • Why the church should neither cave nor panic about the decision on gay marriage

    06/26/2015 11:16:43 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26JUN15 | Russell Moore
    As I write this, the Supreme Court has handed down what will be the “Roe v. Wade” of marriage, redefining marriage in all 50 states. This is a sober moment, and I am a conscientious dissenter from this ruling. The Court now has disregarded thousands of years of definition of the most foundational unit of society, and the cultural changes here will be broad and deep. So how should the church respond? First of all, the church should not panic. The Supreme Court can do many things, but the Supreme Court cannot get Jesus back in that tomb. Jesus of...
  • Pardoned White House Turkey Defects To ISIS

    11/27/2014 6:17:48 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 30 replies
    DuffelBlog ^ | 27NOV14 | G-Had
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior U.S. officials are literally calling “fowl” after the Thanksgiving turkey pardoned by President Obama publicly defected to the Middle Eastern terrorist group ISIS. Popcorn the Turkey, now calling himself Babakurn al-Turki, was pardoned from the dinner table only yesterday by President Obama in a public ceremony at the White House. Normally the pardoned bird is sent along with its competitor to live out its remaining days at Morven Park’s Turkey Hill in Leesburg, Virginia. However, U.S. officials have now admitted that al-Turki instead hijacked an Osprey out of Andrews Air Force Base in nearby Maryland and...
  • CrossFit Games 2014 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2014 2:44:13 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 49 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL14 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (23 JULY)THE BEACH 9AM Pacific Points Available: 100 For time: Swim 250 yards 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) 30 burpees Swim 500 yards 30 burpees 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) Swim 250 yards OVERHEAD SQUAT 6:30PM Pacific Points Available: 100 1-rep-max overhead squat Athletes will each have 3 attempts.
  • CrossFit Games 2013 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2013 5:49:21 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 61 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL13 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS2013 CrossFit Games Coverage ScheduleESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (24 JULY)THE POOL8AM PacificPoints Available: 100 points 10 rounds for time of: Swim 25 yards 3 Bar muscle-ups Swim 25 yards Time Cap: 25 minutesROW 1 & ROW 21:30PM PacificPoints Available: 100 points each For time: Row 21,097 meters Row 1 will end at the 2,000 meter checkpoint. Athletes will receive points based on their times at this point. There is no scheduled rest at the checkpoint as the race continues. Row 2 will be scored by the total time to finish the entire 21,097 meters. Finishing order at the 2K...
  • Fun With Facebook Liberals!

    04/21/2013 9:53:57 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 51 replies
    Facebook ^ | 21APR13 | Future Snake Eater
    A fun conversation I had with some Facebook liberals (and one conservative, I guess). Enjoy! The names have been abbreviated to protect the guilty, and I'll use "FSE" for me: ORIGINAL POST: "The actions of a few individuals are not a valid justification for hatred and prejudice against an entire race."--CM FSE (me): lol...when I see people say that about gun owners, maybe I'll give it a second's thought. JR: I didn't know gun owners are a race. FSE (me): I didn't know Muslims were either. VL: I hope you were joking, [FSE]. That isn't even close to a valid...
  • "Tears of Steel" Released by Blender Foundation

    09/26/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 4 replies
    Tears of Steel ^ | 26SEPT12 | Blender Foundation
    Fourth "open movie" released today by the Blender Foundation. Watch it!
  • For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

    08/20/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 24 replies
    Harvard Business Review ^ | 15AUG12 | John Coleman
    When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. Apparently, the great general (and current CIA Director) is something of a bibliophile. He's increasingly an outlier. Even as global literacy rates are high (84%), people are reading less and less deeply. The National Endowment for the Arts (PDF) has found that "[r]eading has declined among every group of...
  • Movie theaters review gun policies after Colorado shootings

    07/31/2012 4:42:54 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 33 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 31JUL12 | John Beifuss
    A screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Cookeville., Tenn., was halted on Thursday after a theater worker reported seeing a moviegoer with a gun. According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, a police officer who arrived at the auditorium discovered three men with handguns. The men didn't think they had done anything wrong: Each was one of the state's 344,000 handgun carry permit holders. They were told to put their guns in their vehicles, in accordance with theater policy, and then the movie resumed. The story didn't make national headlines, unlike the July 20 "movie massacre" in Aurora, Col., that left...
  • CrossFit Games 2012 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/14/2012 12:27:39 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 38 replies
    CrossFit Games 2012 ^ | 14JUL12 | FSE
    I know there are a few FReeper CrossFitters out there. Anyone watching the Games this weekend? I'm totally blown away by Julie Foucher and Rich Froning (of course). I'm totally shocked by how poorly Dan Bailey and Ben Smith are doing after being hyped up for the entire season leading to the Games.
  • A Military Regimen: Bring the Pain

    06/04/2012 6:24:38 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1JUN12 | Jed Lipinski
    ON Monday, inside a warehouse turned gymnasium on an empty street in Gowanus, Brooklyn, a group of well-educated, accomplished New Yorkers chose to start their holiday with one of the most punishing workouts on earth. That workout, bluntly known as Murph, is as simple to explain as it was difficult to complete: a one-mile run followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups and 300 squats, followed by another mile — all for time. No picnic, and yet by 10:30 a.m., the gym was swarming with social workers and food bloggers, as well as F.B.I. agents and former Marines, who grunted and...
  • Afghanistan massacre suspect named as Sgt Robert Bales

    03/16/2012 3:53:49 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 255 replies · 7+ views
    BBC ^ | 16MAR12 | N/A
    Senior US officials told the BBC the name of the suspect as he was heading back to the US to face charges. He is being flown to Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas, from Kuwait. His lawyer, John Henry Browne, said on Thursday that the suspect was a 38-year-old man who had been injured twice while serving in Iraq. He also said the accused had witnessed his friend's leg blown off the day before the killings. That incident has not been confirmed by the US Army. The Taliban called off peace talks in the wake of Sunday's deadly rampage - in which...
  • 'This American Life' issues retraction episode over Foxconn report

    03/16/2012 12:58:18 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 9 replies
    Engadget ^ | 16MAR12 | Brian Heater
    This American Life is airing a new episode today titled "Retraction." The title and show are a direct response to the January 6th edition of the popular public radio program titled "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory," an adaptation of a one-man show that helped put Cupertino's involvement with Foxconn back in the public spotlight. "Regrettably," the show's producers write in the description of this week's episode, "we have discovered that one of our most popular episodes was partially fabricated." The hour-long show has been dedicated to clearing up some of the misconceptions, including an interview with Mike Daisey to...
  • Afghanistan massacre: soldier was stationed at 'troubled base'

    03/13/2012 4:18:34 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13MAR12 | N/A
    Long before the US soldier suspected of slaying 16 Afghan villagers was identified as an Army sergeant from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the installation had earned a reputation as the most troubled outpost in the American military. The Army station near Tacoma, Washington, has come under scrutiny as the home of several soldiers involved in wartime atrocities in 2010 and a base scarred by a record number of suicides last year. It has deployed troops repeatedly to Iraq, and late last year, sent soldiers to Afghanistan. The independent military newspaper Stars and Stripes in December 2010 called Lewis-McChord "the most troubled...
  • [Original "Star Wars" Concept Artist] Ralph McQuarrie Has Died

    03/04/2012 5:12:20 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 10 replies
    Empire Magazine ^ | 04MAR12 | James White
    The world of science fiction and fantasy art and design has lost one of its true legends as Ralph McQuarrie died today at the age of 82. McQuarrie began his design career after moving to California from Indiana in the early 1960s. While he started out working as a technical illustrator for Boeing, he also found jobs designing film posters and providing animation elements for CBS News coverage of the Apollo space program. An offer to work on concept art for a film project followed, and his designs caught the eye of director George Lucas, who had an ideal for...
  • In Pictures: Upcoming Technologies We Want Right Now

    09/24/2010 8:34:16 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 27 replies
    Tom's Hardware ^ | 24SEPT10 | Kevin Parrish
    Technology is in a constant state of flux, and there are a number of cool concepts that haven't yet realized mainstream adoption, despite massive potential to change our lives. We take a look at 11 different ideas that you could see pick up steam.
  • Prayer Request

    09/12/2009 9:03:47 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 24 replies · 1,589+ views ^ | 11 SEPT 09
    Raleigh, N.C. — A Winston Salem woman was killed Friday night in a wreck at Lead Mine and Strickland roads in Raleigh. Elena Bright Shapiro, 20, of 28 Cascade Ave. in Winston Salem, was driving a Hyundai at about 8:30 p.m. when the vehicle was struck from behind by a Mercedes on Strickland Road, authorities said. Raymond Dwight Cook, 40, of 10516 Beckridge Lane in Raleigh, was driving the Mercedes at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred, authorities said.
  • The Fierce Urgency of Pork

    02/06/2009 4:27:37 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 64 replies · 2,914+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6 FEB 09 | Charles Krauthammer
    "A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe." -- President Obama, Feb. 4. Catastrophe, mind you. So much for the president who in his inaugural address two weeks earlier declared "we have chosen hope over fear." Until, that is, you need fear to pass a bill. And so much for the promise to banish the money changers and influence peddlers from the temple. An ostentatious executive order banning lobbyists was immediately followed by the nomination of at least a dozen current or former lobbyists to high position. Followed by a Treasury secretary who allegedly couldn't...
  • No 'rude awakening' this time (Stryker Brigade)

    05/10/2006 5:58:59 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 58 replies · 1,223+ views
    The News-Tribune ^ | 8 MAY 06 | Michael Gilbert
    All the major training is done. The vehicles will be loaded onto ships later this month at the Port of Olympia, and by the end of next month, the Army’s first Stryker brigade will be on its way back to Iraq. Nearly half the 4,000 soldiers in the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division were with the unit the first time it went over in November 2003. Their experience, and that of the two Stryker brigades that succeeded them, have informed preparations different from the last time, the Fort Lewis-based soldiers say. “Before, we went over thinking we knew what was...
  • Anatomy of a Stryker (VANITY)

    12/16/2005 3:42:40 PM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 27 replies · 2,953+ views
    My DVR/e-mail ^ | 16 DEC 05 | Future Snake Eater
    Sorry about the shameless vanity, but I just wanted to let my fellow FReepers know about a show on Discovery's Military Channel that will be airing tonight called "Anatomy of a Stryker." It's supposed to go into detail about the development and applications of the vehicle. A camera crew filming for this show followed my Stryker company around during a company live fire exercise a few months back, so I figured I'd put in a promotional plug for my kick-@$$ Soldiers. If they show any video of a hard-chargin' infantry platoon clearing a trench, those're MY guys at work! Anyways,...
  • Washington FReepers: Ft. Lewis-bound and need advice (VANITY)

    08/28/2004 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 25 replies · 595+ views
    Yo | 28 AUG 04 | Future Snake Eater
    Pardon the vanity post, fellow FReepers, but my wife and I will be moving to the fine state of Washington in a few months, and we've started the house-hunt with little luck so far. I'll be stationed at Ft. Lewis in one of the Stryker Brigades, which I believe are in the northern parts of the post. I've been given the advice to look at Steilacoom and Dupont for good places to live north of Lewis. Do any of you agree/disagree? Is there a good realtor out there any of you could recommend (we're looking for a rental house). Thanks...
  • Millions are paid for THE PASSION OF THE ARK

    04/15/2004 8:15:35 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 18 replies · 533+ views ^ | 15 APR 04 | Patrick Sauriol
    A new spec screenplay has created a lot of heat in Hollywood thanks to Mel Gibson's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Bobby Florsheim and Josh Stolberg's THE PASSION OF THE ARK was sold to Columbia Pictures for $1.5 million dollars, with another million waiting for the two writers if the project gets greenlighted. It's a huge sale for the industry, especially for two previously unproduced screenwriters, but that's the kind of heat that high concept religious movie ideas have in the wake of Gibson's CHRIST film. THE PASSION OF THE ARK is set in the modern day and follows a...
  • End ROTC Programs at State (NCSU)

    03/15/2004 10:20:04 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 9 replies · 405+ views
    The Technician | 5 March 2004 | Alexander Sheppard
    Recently there was an article in Newsweek, among what appears to be a standard array of disgraceful articles, called "American Terminator." It says that America is "an empire in all but name," going on to bemoan several problems that are hinderingour imperial power. The article identifies three "deficits" that we face in furthering our dominance. The first is an "economic deficit," which has been caused by growing economic weaknesses over the last quarter century or so. The second is a "manpower deficit," caused by a shortage of troops to occupy other countries. The third one is the most serious, an...
  • NC State Scientists Develop Breakthrough Internet Protocol

    03/15/2004 9:42:22 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 38 replies · 385+ views
    NC State Website ^ | 15 March 2004
    Researchers in North Carolina State University’s Department of Computer Science have developed a new data transfer protocol for the Internet that makes today’s high-speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections seem lethargic. The protocol is named BIC-TCP, which stands for Binary Increase Congestion Transmission Control Protocol. In a recent comparative study run by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), BIC consistently topped the rankings in a set of experiments that determined its stability, scalability and fairness in comparison with other protocols. The study tested six other protocols developed by researchers from schools around the world, including the California Institute of Technology...
  • San Francisco mayor defies 'gay'-marriage ban

    02/12/2004 7:28:39 PM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 12 replies · 120+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 11, 2004
    Although California bans same-sex marriage, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants the city to seek a way to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. The unprecedented plan would set off legal challenges forcing state courts to determine whether barring same-sex couples from marrying is discriminatory and unconstitutional, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Last Wednesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said in an advisory opinion same-sex couples are entitled to marriage and not an alternative, such as Vermont-style civil unions. The high court decided Nov. 18 homosexual couples are legally entitled to wed under the state constitution. However, the 4-3 November...
  • 'Queer Eye' Guys: Strange Effect On Men

    12/18/2003 7:07:54 PM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 67 replies · 290+ views
    Netscape News ^ | 18 DEC 2003
    Those five stars of "Queer Eye For the Straight Guy" are having a very unusual effect on men: They're turning them into shoppers. And not just any old kind of shopper. Men are shopping together. In pairs. But before retailers start letting out whoops and cheers, pay attention to this one little catch: Men who shop because of the show, tend to do it on Wednesdays--the day after the new episode airs on Bravo on Tuesdays, reports of a new survey conducted by Jericho Communications, a New York-based public relations firm. The poll of 2,654 shoppers at malls in...
  • California Town Repeals Ban On Immorality

    04/16/2003 9:25:40 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 2 replies · 20+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 16 APR 03
    The city council of an affluent gated town in southern California has repealed an official ban on immorality, giving legitimacy to those who might commit adultery within city limits, reports the Torrance, Calif., Daily Breeze. The repeal also gives the wealthy youngsters of the town legal freedom – at least on a municipal level – to engage in premarital sex. On Monday, the Rolling Hills City Council voted to take the 46-year-old ordinance banning "immoral conduct" off the books. "So, this is a pro-adultery thing?" joked Councilman James Black before the meeting, according to the paper. "Good for us!" The...
  • Lessons Learned--Afghanistan (10th Mountain Division)

    10/23/2002 2:51:50 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 44 replies · 1,787+ views
    10th Mountain Division Observations (The number is the observation, D--the dilemma, LL--the lesson learned.) 1: Many Soldiers had problems due to altitude. D: Soldiers deployed about 6,000' to 8500' by CH-47. Eventually moved up to about 10,500'. Almost everyone had some problems with the altitude at first. Most felt better after a few days. "Bunch of guys" had Acute Mountain Sickness. No pre-treatment with Diamox because of the fear of side effects. Symptoms included shortness of breath, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, collapsing. Moved worst cases down for evacuation. Some were treated with O2, Diamox, and Dexamethazone. LL: Rapid deployment of Soldiers...
  • My First Gun...

    08/25/2002 7:24:11 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 76 replies · 410+ views
    my wallet | 25 AUG 02 | Future Snake Eater
    At my father's request, I am posting a vanity thread about my recent endeavour into the support and execution of the 2nd Amendment. I purchased a H&K USP 45 Compact pistol about a week ago. I got it used at one of our local gun shops here in Raleigh (Davi's Indoor Range and Fine Firearms). I test-fired it, and I am very pleased with it's accuracy and "feel." So any comments from other 2nd Amendment supporters would be greatly appreciated. As a pre-emptive strike to those who will criticize my purchase of a semi-auto rather than a revolver, know that...
  • Cookie Monster Assaulted!

    06/21/2001 7:25:26 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 22+ views
    Fox News ^ | 21 June 2001
    LANGHORNE, Pa. - A man's plan to have his young daughter meet the Cookie Monster crumbled when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting the furry blue Sesame Street character. Police say Lee P. McPhatter, upset that the Cookie Monster would not pose for a picture at the Sesame Place theme park, shoved and kicked the employee inside the costume. McPhatter, 22, of Waldorf, Md., denies the allegations. ``People started yelling at me that I should be ashamed of myself for hitting Cookie Monster. I did not kick or punch Cookie Monster. The cop did not want to hear my ...
  • "Fascists tactics, what are we going to do about it?"

    06/12/2001 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 15+ views
    Democrat Underground ^ | 3 June 2001 | DemUn poster "IndianaGreen"
    Freepers are trying to get the bartender that carded Jenna Bush fired. They are also planning to stand outside the restaurant with cell phones and report to the police that the patrons leaving the restaurant are drunk, and give the license numbers of their cars. BTW, they also posted the home address of one of the owners. Now the owners replied in an E-mail that next time they will handle the Bush "girls" (spoiled brats!) differently. What, by giving the spoiled bitches a pass? This is a prime example of fascists tactics. The technology is different, but this is ...
  • Heroic Perspective: NASCAR and the Military

    02/23/2001 10:39:55 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 12+ views
    Jungle Message Board ^ | 23 Feb 2001 | James V. Torney
    I recieved this Email today and hope it will splash a little reality on the passing of Dale Ernhardt. On 18 February 2001, while racing for fame and fortune, Dale Earnhardt died in the last lap of the Daytona 500. It was surely a tragedy for his family, friends and fans. He was 49 years old with grown children, one, which was in the race. I am new to the NASCAR culture so much of what I know has come from the newspaper and TV. He was a winner and earned everything he had. This included more than "$41 ...