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  • Ordinary: The New Radical?

    09/04/2013 1:03:43 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | Aug.31, 2013 | Michael Horton
    Radical. Epic. Revolutionary. Transformative. Ultimate. Extreme. Emergent. Alternative. Next. Impactful. On The Edge. Beyond. Awesome. Legendary. Innovative. Breakthrough. Everything has to have an exclamation point to catch our attention these days. For many of us, the worst word in our vocabulary is “ordinary.” Who wants a bumper sticker that announces to the neighborhood, “My child is an ordinary student at Bubbling Brook Elementary”? Who wants to be an ordinary person in an ordinary town, a member of an ordinary church with ordinary friends and callings? Our life has to count. We have to leave our mark, a legacy, make a...
  • Israeli Spy Recounts Daring Mission When He Captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann...

    01/27/2011 11:03:44 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 43 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published January 27, 2011 | By Leland Vittert
    Holocaust survivors often refer to the "banality of evil" when describing how remarkably ordinary even the highest-ranking Nazis seemed after their capture for aiding the mass murder of more than 6 million Jews during World War II.
  • Four Liturgical Forms [Ordinariate]

    05/18/2010 10:22:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 111+ views
    The Anglo-Catholic ^ | 5/17/10 | Fr. John Hunwicke, SSC
    Some things about the Eucharistic worship of the Ordinariates are already clear. Since Ordinariate clergy will be part of the Roman Rite, they will be able lawfully to use the Ordinary Form in a translation which will have received the recognitio of the Holy See – and I am of course thinking of the new ICEL translation of the Roman Rite. Doubtless many will use this rite, since (particularly in England) very many Anglican Catholic clergy have in the past used the OF. Those who adhered to more ‘Anglican’ forms – the Alternative Service Book or Common Worship – commonly...
  • Obamas' carefully crafted image of ordinariness may be working

    01/24/2010 9:35:21 PM PST · by Saije · 74 replies · 1,701+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/25/2010 | Kathleen Hennessy
    It's not the glamour French cuisine of the "Camelot" White House under John and Jacqueline Kennedy. It's not the cowboy boots and Texas barbecue of Lyndon B. Johnson, or Ronald and Nancy Reagan's mix of designer clothes and brush-cutting getaways at the ranch. But Barack and Michelle Obama have put a distinctive stamp on the White House during their first year there, and it's not what many in Washington expected. Instead of reflecting their barrier-breaking distinctiveness -- the first black president, the first first lady with a high-powered executive career -- the Obamas have projected a carefully crafted image of...
  • Big Whiskey not your ordinary Army horse (For FR Animal Lovers)

    05/15/2006 10:05:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 606+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Described as a “big goofy, lovable animal” that appears to have a touch of the equine equivalent of attention deficit disorder Big Whiskey is going from training as a race horse to become a cavalry mount. That the thoroughbred is even alive to do something else is a miracle, Chris Zimmerman said. A few years ago, he was in a trailer that overturned and one of the major injuries the horse received was a piece of metal that went through one side of his neck and came out the other, he said. The previous owners decided he...
  • Extraordinary care packed in ordinary tents

    12/29/2005 4:25:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 524+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 27, 2005 | Army Sgt. Dallas Walker
    12/27/2005 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- In a sea of tents and trailers on Balad Air Base in northern Iraq, shrapnel is being surgically removed from a limb, medics are racing to stop someone from bleeding to death and another life is being saved from wounds inflicted on the battlefield. It is that sea of tents which houses the Air Force theater hospital, where servicemembers and civilians get the most advanced medical care possible in a combat zone. Run by the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, the hospital offers trauma and specialized medical care for people throughout Iraq and...
  • Random thoughts - (what a pleasure! you have to love Thomas Sowell at 75!)

    07/14/2005 8:33:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 642+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | THOMAS SOWELL
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Usually I like four-star hotels better than five-star hotels. The four-star hotels tend to be comfortable and attractive places with amenities, but without the pretentiousness and fussiness of five-star hotels. It is amazing how many problems are caused by the simple fact that somebody could not be bothered to listen. Why do we keep pretending that we know how to control child molesters after they are released from prison? How many more children must be killed before we face the plain reality that, if it is dangerous to let child molesters out of prison,...
  • Coast-to-coast Australian trek on penny-farthing bicycle

    12/01/2004 8:06:01 AM PST · by FreedomFarmer · 1 replies · 211+ views
    AP ^ | 1DEC04
    Wednesday December 1, 2:45 PM British fund-raiser nears end of coast-to-coast Australian trek on penny-farthing bicycle A former British soccer player pedaled through Sydney's early morning traffic Wednesday as he neared the end of a 4,350-kilometer (2,700-mile) coast-to-coast odyssey on a penny-farthing bicycle. Leukemia survivor Lloyd Scott cycled from the west coast city of Perth to Sydney in 50 days, braving soaring temperatures, bumpy roads and even exploding truck tires. He was due to complete his trip Thursday by taking his bike _ with its giant front wheel and tiny back wheel _ for a sightseeing tour of some of...
  • White House trip no ordinary appearance

    12/06/2003 11:18:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 320+ views
    Nascar.com ^ | 12/6/03 | Marty Smith
    I don't like admitting this. Not one bit. But quite honestly, there are few things that get me truly geeked up anymore. Used to be celebrity sightings were mesmerizing. Now it's more like, "Britney's waving the flag? Cool." Marty Smith I know what you're thinking: "How dare you" and "I'd give my left arm" and "(Insert expletive-laden phrase here) you cynical, jaded ass." I hear you. But I can't help it. As NASCAR continues its penetration into mainstream American entertainment, celebrities from every imaginable genre pop up at the racetrack on a weekly basis. And believe it or not, to...
  • Ordinary Americans Think Bin Laden And Saddam Are The Same...

    02/01/2003 2:33:50 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 264+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-2-2003 | Paul Lashmar/Raymond Whitaker
    Ordinary Americans think Bin Laden and Saddam are the same man... By Paul Lashmar and Raymond Whitaker 02 February 2003 When did the "war against terror" become a campaign against Saddam Hussein rather than Osama bin Laden? Less than a month after the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, some hawkish members of the US administration were stressing a connection with Iraq, but the shift did not become clear until George Bush's State of the Union address in January last year, when the "axis of evil" was unveiled. Suddenly Baghdad was in the frame, and...