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  • God is a Spirit Corporeality of God Things to ponder (LDS ECUMENICAL)

    12/14/2008 8:11:01 PM PST · by restornu · 96 replies · 888+ views
    God is a Spirit ^ | OCT 2007 | FAIR LDS
    Criticism Critics object to the LDS position that God has a physical body by quoting John 4:24: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (Italics in KJV original). Source(s) of the criticism Contender Ministries, Questions All Mormons Should Ask Themselves. Answers Tower to Truth Ministries, "50 Questions to Ask Mormons," (accessed 15 November 2007). 50 Answers Richard Abanes, Becoming Gods: A Closer Look at 21st-Century Mormonism (Harvest House Publishers: 2005). 137. ( Index of claims ) Jerald and Sandra Tanner, The Changing World of Mormonism (Moody Press, 1979), 172....
  • NASA's Mars rover Spirit imperiled by dust storms

    The craft is dangerously low on power because of dust covering its solar arrays. News of the problem comes a day after NASA declared an end to the Phoenix polar mission.
  • Letter and Spirit [Ecumenical]

    10/28/2008 8:26:36 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 10 replies · 285+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | John R. W. Stott
    Letter and spirit. Is the law still binding upon the Christian? The answer to that is, No and Yes. 'No' in the sense that our acceptance before God does not depend on it. Christ in his death fully met the demands of the law, so that we are delivered from it. It no longer has any claims on us. It is no longer our lord. 'Yes' in the sense that our new life is still a bondage. We still 'serve'. We are still slaves, although discharged from the law. But the motive and the means of our service have altered....
  • Spirits spook at Dean College

    10/19/2008 8:01:56 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 19 replies · 753+ views
    Milford Daily News ^ | 13 Oct 08 | Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff
    Spirits spook at Dean College By Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff Milford Daily NewsPosted Oct 13, 2008 @ 12:32 AM Last update Oct 13, 2008 @ 02:46 PM FRANKLIN — Even after a century, members of the philanthropic Ray family may still be hanging around their old haunts, according to staff at Dean College. Workers at Ray House, which serves as the school's admissions office, and several staff members, including Vice President of Enrollment Jay Leiendecker, have reported encounters with spirits they believe are Ray family members. The house was their former home, built in the 1800s. Sensing a spirit, or...
  • Scene of grisly mob slaying has haunted past

    10/19/2008 7:42:55 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 11 replies · 823+ views
    AP ^ | 13 Oct 08 | Colleen Long
    NEW YORK (AP) — It is a fitting backdrop for a ghost story: An old mansion on a secluded hilltop sits empty, save for a caretaker who lives upstairs. A no-trespassing sign is staked near the locked metal gates, and the stately grounds are covered in thistles.
  • The Canker of Contention (LDS Devotional)

    09/15/2008 11:01:48 PM PDT · by sevenbak · 1 replies · 166+ views ^ | Russell M. Nelson, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
    What can we do to combat this canker of contention? What steps may each of us take to supplant the spirit of contention with a spirit of personal peace? To begin, show compassionate concern for others. Control the tongue, the pen, and the word processor. Whenever tempted to dispute, remember this proverb: “He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.” (Prov. 11:12; see also Prov. 17:28.) Bridle the passion to speak or write contentiously for personal gain or glory. The Apostle Paul thus counseled the Philippians, “Let nothing be done through...
  • Western Civilization isn't endangered - put first gear in!

    08/03/2008 9:30:59 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 25 replies · 174+ views
    08/03/2008 | WesternCulture
    The building of true civilization has always been exposed to various difficulties. But in the end, periods of unemployment, war and political turboil is nothing but small potatoes. Personally speaking, I'll turn 39 years old soon and one of the things that make me get out of bed and drive off to work each morning - a part from the luxury of driving a wonderful Volvo V70 to the place - is the magnificence of toiling in the company of certain younger Swedish work mates who I daily encounter there; people in their 20s who believe in hard work and...
  • A Work of the Spirit (Part 2)

    07/28/2008 3:52:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies · 56+ views
    Pulpit Magazine ^ | July 16th, 2008 | John MacArthur
    Yesterday we saw that a true work of the Holy Spirit exalts the true Christ. Today, we will continue by looking at another mark of the Spirit’s work. The following material is condensed, adapted and excerpted from Jonathan Edwards’s The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God. It Opposes Satan’s Interests “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.” (1 John 4:4-5)...
  • A Work of the Spirit (Part 1)

    07/27/2008 11:49:24 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies · 64+ views
    Pulpit Magazine ^ | July 15th, 2008 | John MacArthur
    How can a true work of the Holy Spirit be distinguished from a false one? From a careful study of 1 John 4, the great theologian and pastor Jonathan Edwards was able to identify five distinguishing characteristics of the Holy Spirit’s work. In short, a true work of the Holy Spirit: (1) Exalts the true Christ, (2) Opposes Satan’s interests, (3) Points people to the Scriptures, (4) Elevates truth, and (5) Results in love for God and others. The following material is condensed, adapted and excerpted from Jonathan Edwards’s The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God....
  • Gentleness: The Mark of a Christian [Open]

    05/15/2008 5:36:43 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 26 replies · 80+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Winter 1996 | Noel Hornor
    Gentleness: The Mark of a Christian Gentleness, so sadly lacking in this world, should be evident in the life of a Christian. What is gentleness, and how can it be a part of your life? by Noel Hornor "I love those dear hearts and gentle people who live in my home town. Because those dear hearts and gentle people will never, ever let you down." The words of this song, written 47 years ago by Bob Hilliard, call to mind a time when the world was (at least in our collective memory) a more neighborly place. Do you sometimes find...
  • Camp Stryker Soldiers Run for the Cure in Iraq

    04/21/2008 4:43:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 49+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback, USA
    CAMP STYKER, Iraq, April 21, 2008 – Soldiers on Camp Stryker ran a 5-kilometer race that kicked off simultaneously with a Ride for the Cure bicycle race in Clarksville, Tenn., April 19. About 200 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, wait to begin the "Rakkasan Run for the Cure" at Camp Striker, Iraq, in conjunction with the Ride for the Cure happening simultaneously in Clarksville, Tenn., April 19, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The idea to do a run for the cure of breast...
  • Hallelujah Flight

    04/16/2008 7:36:59 AM PDT · by Revski · 97+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 4/15/08 | Revski
    This video was arranged by o7jimmy and the song is, Hallelujah and sung by: The Five Blind Boys of Alabama. The animated video pictures are of a Merlin falcon.
  • Hallelujah

    04/08/2008 5:05:13 AM PDT · by Revski · 80+ views
    YouTube Video (o7jimmy) ^ | 4/8/08 | Revski
    This Gospel song, Hallelujah, by the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, was arranged with the Lord’s creatures, scenic duck pictures.
  • US military grounds stealth bomber fleet

    02/23/2008 11:56:29 AM PST · by maquiladora · 12 replies · 652+ views
    America's entire B-2 stealth bombing fleet, which has played a crucial part in all major conflicts since 1999, has been grounded after one of the jets crashed near a military base in Guam. The crash - the first involving the £610 million plane - was the most expensive single aircraft accident in history. A senior US military source told The Sunday Telegraph that all remaining B-2 stealth bombers were on a "no-fly" order and that there would be no further take-offs until the initial investigation into the crash had been completed. Officials assume the crash was caused by either mechanical...
  • Proof There is Life on Mars?

    01/24/2008 3:48:35 PM PST · by gitmo · 13 replies · 372+ views
    The Weather Channel ^ | Jan 2008 | n/a
    Video: The Mars Explorer Spirit took a picture on Mars that looks almost human
  • America Supports You: Realtors Bring Christmas Spirit to Vets

    11/23/2007 10:37:44 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 179+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2007 – As the national Christmas tree, cut from Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest, makes its way to Washington, it’s going to spread some holiday spirit at veterans facilities along the way, thanks to the National Association of Realtors. Local realtors will make donations to veterans shelters or a veterans housing fund at each stop on behalf of the organization, Mary Trupo, an NAR spokeswoman, said. The Vermont Association of Realtors also is making donations. “As soon as we heard (about the stops at veterans facilities), we jumped on board to be a part of it,” she...
  • Is the Spirit World Real

    10/20/2007 5:01:59 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 10 replies · 87+ views
    Vertical Thought Magazine ^ | October 2004 | Tom Clark
    Is the Spirit World Real? Do you know for sure whether there really is an evil spirit named Satan? What about his minions called demons? How does all of this affect young people? by Tom Clark In Western cultures today there is a growing fascination with the occult and Satanism, despite the traditional Christian teaching that Satan represents the consummate evil. Statistics show Satanism and Wicca to be among the fastest-growing religions in the United States today. Popular movies make it appear cool to be able to cast spells or call on powers that mere mortals do not possess. The...
  • Man, The Dwelling Place of God (1) -- A. W. Tozer

    08/15/2007 9:03:14 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 11 replies · 216+ views
    Man: The Dwelling Place of God DEEP INSIDE EVERY MAN there is a private sanctum where dwells the mysterious essence of his being. This far-in reality is that in the man which is what it is of itself, without reference to any other part of the man's complex nature. It is the man's "I Am," a gift from the I AM who created him. The I AM which is God is underived and selfexistent; the "I Am" which is man is derived from God and dependent every moment upon His creative fiat for its continued existence. One is the Creator,...
  • Part 5: Soldier’s charitable spirit survives

    07/20/2007 10:43:24 AM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 260+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 20, 2007 | Laura T. Coffey
    Excerpt from an e-mail update Tom Deierlein sent from Tampa, Fla., on April 26, 2007 TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Deierlein stepped outside onto the sunny hospital courtyard. He wore long, baggy Nike shorts, running shoes and a loose T-shirt with a black dog on the front. He carried a baseball and a baseball glove. His physical therapist, William Haven, followed close behind with a glove of his own. They got into position, precisely 60 feet and 6 inches apart.
  • Cameron Macauley The Boy Who Lived Before

    07/16/2007 3:43:04 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 27 replies · 1,445+ views
    Extraordinatry Children ^ | july 15th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Ever since he was two years old and first started talking, Cameron Macauley has told of his life on the island of Barra. Cameron lives with his mum, Norma, in Glasgow. They have never been to Barra. He tells of a white house, overlooking the sea and the beach, where he would play with his brothers and sisters. He tells of the airplanes that used to land on the beach. He talks about his dog, a black and white dog. Barra lies off the western coast of Scotland, 220 miles from Glasgow. It can only be reached by a lengthy...
  • America Supports You: Actor Gary Sinise Receives 'G.I. Spirit Award'

    05/27/2007 9:45:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 664+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, May 27, 2007 – Actor Gary Sinise received the G.I. Spirit Award yesterday during the first G.I. Film Festival, held over the Memorial Day weekend at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center here. Retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Mary Jo Myers, presented Sinise with the award, which is meant to honor the entertainer who most embodies the spirit of the American G.I. and his work. Despite many other film and television roles, Sinise may still be best known as Lt. Dan, a turbulent, resilient...
  • Spirit finds proof of wet past on Mars (Gusev Crater, unusually rich deposit of silica)

    05/21/2007 5:48:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 609+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/07 | AP
    PASADENA, Calif. - The Mars rover Spirit has uncovered the strongest evidence yet that ancient Mars was wetter than previously thought, scientists reported Monday. The robot analyzed a patch of soil in Gusev Crater and found it was unusually rich in silica. Scientists said the presence of water was necessary to produce such a large silica deposit. "This is a remarkable discovery," principal investigator Steve Squyres of Cornell University said in a statement. "It makes you wonder what else is still out there." Spirit previously found clues of ancient water in the crater through the presence of sulfur-rich soil, water-altered...
  • America Supports You: Spirit of America Tour Brings Entertainment to Troops

    04/02/2007 5:46:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 169+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 2, 2007 – The Spirit of America Tour has provided more than 80 opportunities for entertainers to express their appreciation for America’s military since Sept. 11, 2001. The Spirit of America Tour is a member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program highlighting the ways Americans and the corporate sector support the military. “In general, we’re showing that the entertainment industry does support the troops, not by lip service but by actually doing something,” Robert M. Rosenthal, the group’s founder, said. “The truth is, we have a fabulous volunteer (military) that has joined … because there...
  • (Henrik Larsson won't retire): Great welcome at United! (Will FReepers ever approve of soccer?)

    01/05/2007 6:27:03 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 29 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | 12/20/2006 | Henrik Larsson
    Henrik Larsson is one of the greatest footballers ever. He is rather tiny, in fact not very fast, but is all the same a master of the game he still is participating in in at the highest of levels, despite the age of 35. On Sunday, he will play for the legendary club of Manchester United. The article: "I had a really good reception from the Manchester United players when I arrived on Friday. They seem like a good bunch of lads and it was very exciting to be shown around the club for the first time. The facilities at...
  • Mars team teaches old rovers new tricks

    12/30/2006 2:12:11 PM PST · by Unmarked Package · 39 replies · 1,561+ views
    SpaceFlight Now ^ | December 29, 2006 | NASA/JPL NEWS RELEASE
    NASA's twin Mars rovers, nearing the third anniversary of their landings, are getting smarter as they get older. The unexpected longevity of Spirit and Opportunity is giving the space agency a chance to field-test on Mars some new capabilities useful both to these missions and future rovers. Spirit will begin its fourth year on Mars on Jan. 3 (PST); Opportunity on Jan. 24. In addition to their continuing scientific observations, they are now testing four new skills included in revised flight software uploaded to their onboard computers. One of the new capabilities enables spacecraft to examine images and recognize certain...
  • Baptism: Beginning of a New Life

    12/17/2006 1:50:49 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 73 replies · 647+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Fall 2006 | Don Hoosier
    Baptism: Beginning of a New Life Previous articles in this series have covered the vital spiritual tools of prayer, Bible study, meditation, fasting and repentance. But to receive the greatest gifts of God, there is another step you must take—the commitment of water baptism. by Don Hooser Related Articles The Privilege and Power of Prayer Learn, Live and Love the Bible Meditation: What's on Your Mind? Fasting: A Spiritual Power Tool! Repentance: A Profound Turnaround! The greatest gifts anyone can receive come "from above"—from our Creator God (James 1:17). And God offers us two gifts that are by far...
  • House has a past, maybe even a spirit

    12/06/2006 6:21:04 PM PST · by CurlyBill · 18 replies · 606+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | December 5, 2006 | MICHAEL KRUSE
    House has a past, maybe even a spirit The home of Brooksville's redevelopment coordinator is old and full of character. And it doesn't hurt that the house might be haunted. By MICHAEL KRUSE Published December 5, 2006 BROOKSVILLE - Brian Brijbag took a job this past summer as this city's redevelopment coordinator. He got an office and a badge and got going as an upbeat leader of the continued revitalization efforts. But the most meaningful thing he's done so far might be a real estate transaction: He moved into the big Victorian house on a corner of W Fort Dade...
  • Post gets in the holiday spirit (Ft Huachcuca, Arizona)

    12/06/2006 4:46:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 267+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — There are many nations where gathering to celebrate various religious holidays is not done, but that’s not true in the United States. Before lighting the fort Christmas tree and the Jewish menorah for Hanukkah on Tuesday night, Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, commander general of the Intelligence Center and the fort said what soldiers are doing in the world ensures America’s freedoms, including having the right to practice whatever religion they want. The annual traditional lighting ceremony in front of the Main Post Chapel drew families, soldiers, spouses and children to herald the beginning of the season of...
  • On Angels

    11/30/2006 7:43:13 AM PST · by xzins · 213 replies · 1,383+ views
    Arminius' Works ^ | James Arminius
    ON ANGELS IN GENERAL AND IN PARTICULAR I. Angels are substances merely spiritual, created after the image of God, not only that they might acknowledge, love and worship their Creator, and might live in a state of happiness with him, but that they might likewise perform certain duties concerning the rest of the creatures according to the command of God. II. We call them "substances," against the Sadducees and others, who contend that angels are nothing more than the good or the evil motions of spirits, or else exercises of power to aid or to injure. But this is completely...
  • The Spirit Cave Man Lawsuit (9,400 YO American Mummy)

    10/04/2006 5:24:51 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,012+ views
    The Spirit Cave Man Lawsuit NEWS: The Court has remanded the matter back to the Bureau of Land Management for further proceedings. See Order (posted 9/25/06) -- The text of the Conclusion In July 2000 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a determination that the Spirit Cave Man could not be culturally linked to the claiming Fallon-Paiute Shoshone tribe. The tribe filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Court to review their claim under NAGPRA. In their determination, the BLM assumed that the Spirit Cave Man was Native American based solely on his age. In the Kennewick Man lawsuit, the...
  • Fort Stewart Freedom Walk Sustains Spirit of 9/11

    09/11/2006 5:40:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 479+ views
    Fort Stewart Freedom Walk Sustains Spirit of 9/11By Pat YoungSpecial to American Forces Press Service FORT STEWART, Ga., Sept. 11, 2006 – Soldiers and families of the 3rd Infantry Division, representatives of Fort Stewart, the city of Hinesville and Liberty County, and more than 1,000 other guests displayed their unity at twilight yesterday to observe the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with a commemorative Freedom Walk. Soldiers, civilians, emergency responders and volunteers help set up the site for the Sept. 10 Freedom Walk along Fort Stewart, Ga.'s Warriors Walk. Photo by Pat Young  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Cheney: 9/11 Showed Spirit of the Pentagon

    09/11/2006 5:23:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 258+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2006 – Immediately after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the nation was thrown into a war-time mode, and the public got a glimpse of the culture inside the Pentagon and the quality of the people who work there, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said here today. “We saw a great deal to make us proud. Suddenly, our nation was at war, and the switch to a war footing here was immediate,” Cheney said at a Pentagon memorial observance for family members of Sept. 11 victims. “Everyone seemed to rush forward to help. Minutes after the...
  • Royal Air Force pilot makes history in B-2 Spirit

    08/08/2006 5:54:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 980+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Mikal Canfield
    8/8/2006 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFPN) -- At first glance, he looks like any other Air Force pilot: olive-green flight suit, polished boots and a bluish-gray flight cap with rank insignia prominently displayed. On closer inspection, you realize the little differences. His shoulder boards don't feature bars or leaves, but instead a combination of blue and gray stripes. When you hear him speak, his distinct accent tells you this is no ordinary Air Force pilot. Royal Air Force Squadron Leader David Arthurton is a pilot with the 13th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, flying the B-2 Spirit bomber with the...
  • America's spirit lives on

    07/04/2006 12:44:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 186+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | July 04 2006
    Americans today celebrate a republic founded gloriously 230 years ago on the rights of the individual. In majesty and genius, Thomas Jefferson and his rebellious compatriots declared a new nation's independence with words of enduring inspiration: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Self-evident? Yes, self-evident to the wise men who gathered in Philadelphia, but not to many others of that day and not to many who have followed. We Americans have...
  • Mars Rover Spirit Finds Metallic Meteorites

    06/13/2006 3:28:15 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 645+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-13-2006 | Maggie McGee
    Mars rover Spirit finds metallic meteorites 13:00 13 June 2006 news service Maggie McKee Allan Hills, one of the iron meteorites discovered by the Mars rover Spirit (right foreground), appears lighter and smoother than surrounding rocks (Image: NASA/JPL/Cornell) Two iron meteorites have been spotted by the Mars rover Spirit, mission scientists have announced. The finds are the first meteorites identified by Spirit, although its twin, Opportunity, discovered a similar space rock on the other side of the planet in January 2005. Spirit photographed the rocks in April 2006, just after it parked at Low Ridge Haven, a northern-tilting slope...
  • Mars Rover Update: Spirit Hunkers Down, Opportunity on the Move (Next stop, Victoria crater)

    05/19/2006 9:50:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 955+ views on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/06 | Leonard Davis
    Those "never say die" robots on Mars-- NASA's Spirit and Opportunity--continue to chalk up science at their respective exploration sites. Looming large for the Opportunity rover at Meridiani Planum is Victoria Crater--a grand bit of territory that's roughly half a mile (800 meters) in diameter. That's about six times wider than Endurance Crater, a feature that the rover previously surveyed for several months in 2004, gathering data on rock layers there that were affected by water of long, long ago. "We are closing in ... we've got only about a kilometer to go now," said Steve Squyres, lead scientist at...
  • Rumsfeld Calls Armed Forces Tribute to Unfaltering U.S. Human Spirit

    04/18/2006 5:55:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 159+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld pointed today to two events that occurred on this date in history -- Col. Jimmy Doolittle's 1942 air raid on Tokyo and the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and its aftermath -- as examples of America's spirit in the face of adversity. "I mention these moments of triumph and tragedy because they remind us of the character of the American people and how Americans, over time, can and do overcome what might seem to be insurmountable difficulties," Rumsfeld told Pentagon reporters. It's a spirit Rumsfeld said is embodied in today's...
  • Big E Begins Stand Down with the Right Spirit

    04/01/2006 3:27:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 741+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Daniel Vaughan
    USS ENTERPRISE (NNS) -- USS Enterprise's (CVN 65) Junior Sailor Association (JSA), Enterprise First Class Association and Morale, Welfare and Recreation took the opportunity to conduct alcohol awareness training for the crew before pulling into port March 31. This was no ordinary lecture about drinking, though. Enterprise conducted an activity-filled day in Hangar Bay Two as part of the Right Spirit campaign, allowing Sailors a chance to learn, train and have fun. “Right Spirit is a program that we put together to show all Sailors how to make good decisions,” said Aviation Boatswain's Mate Handler (AW/SW) 2nd Class Harrison Moorer,...
  • Spirit Mars Rover Reaches 'Home Plate': Formation Has Researchers Puzzled (volcanic vent?)

    02/10/2006 11:38:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,210+ views on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/06 | Leonard David
    NASA's Spirit Mars rover has arrived at a site dubbed "Home Plate" within Gusev crater. But what the robot found has left scientists puzzled. As the Mars machinery relays images of the area, the sightseeing has sparked healthy debate within the team running the mission. "Well, so far it has been great," said Steve Squyres, lead Mars Rover Exploration scientist at Cornell University. "It's the most spectacular layered rock we've ever seen at Gusev," he told The images relayed so far by Spirit of Home Plate "really are stunning," Squyres added. "Many of us were pretty much reduced to...
  • Muslim Intolerance: One Newspaper, One Nation, One Religion, One World

    02/07/2006 5:35:21 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 778+ views ^ | February 7, 2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Some of my leftist friends have one thing in common with the Muslims now sacking foreign embassies: a fundamental lack of understanding as to how democracy works, and how precious it is. The leftists have grown up knowing nothing but freedom and opulence, and take things like the Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers, and Constitution for granted (if they have even read these hallowed documents). The Muslim radicals (Islamists) are throwing lit jugs full of gasoline at Danish embassies because they have known nothing except Big Brother (One Newspaper, One Nation, One Religion, One World), and do not even know...
  • Is God A Trinity? Part 2

    02/04/2006 6:29:47 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 22 replies · 455+ views ^ | unknown | George Johnson
    Is God a Trinity?Why is the Trinity mysterious?Why is this doctrine so HARD to understand?(Part 2)  Who Was Jesus?The Bible does not teach the doctrine of the Trinity. But we are still faced with the question: Who was Jesus Christ? Was He a man that lived such a perfect life that God decided to call Him His Son at baptism? Or was He God who became a man and died for all men?In the past in most theological circles, a rejection of the doctrine of the Trinity included a rejection of the divinity of Christ. But before this booklet...
  • Is God A Trinity? Part 1

    02/04/2006 6:28:55 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 94 replies · 1,029+ views ^ | unknown | George Johnson
    Is God a Trinity?Why is the Trinity mysterious?Why is this doctrine so HARD to understand?(Part 1)  Is the Trinity Biblical?A Gallup Poll taken in 1966 found that 97% of the American public believed in God. Of that number, 83% believed that God is a Trinity.Yet for all this belief in the Trinity, it is a doctrine that is not clearly understood by most Christian laymen. In fact, most have neither the desire nor the incentive to understand what their church teaches. Few laymen are aware of any problems with the doctrine of the Trinity. They simply take it for...
  • Latest IMAX Movie Captures the Adventure of Exploration - "Roving Mars"

    01/25/2006 8:59:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 290+ views on Yahoo ^ | 1/25/06 | Larry Evans - adAstra/National Space Society
    Probably the most remarkable success in America’s space program (outside of being able to put humans on the Moon in 1969 after just eight years), has to be the story of two robotic rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, trucking around on Mars for more than two years. No one appears more surprised at their longevity than the teams of scientists and engineers who built and still operate these remarkable machines, except possibly the film crew that set out to chronicle their adventures for Walt Disney and IMAX. "Roving Mars" takes us all on an unforgettable journey to the Red Planet, piggybacking...
  • Brothers move forward physically and in spirit

    01/05/2006 3:17:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 333+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Cpl. Ruben D. Maestre
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Jan. 5, 2006) -- Life changed forever one month ago for two fraternal twin brothers serving in different units in Iraq when one suffered injuries from an improvised explosive device. As one brother heals himself to a full recovery at a medical center back in the states, the other remains determined to carry out his service in Iraq. Lance Corporals Jeremiah and Jeremy Pimental, 20, farm boys from Springfield, Ore., carry on a family tradition of military service going back to World War II. Both men joined the Marine Corps months after their high school graduation in...
  • Rovers Still Explore Mars After 2 Years

    01/02/2006 9:16:31 AM PST · by Termite_Commander · 82 replies · 1,845+ views ^ | January 1st, 2005 | Alicia Chang
    The warranty expired long ago on NASA's twin robots motoring around Mars. These two golf cart-sized vehicles were only expected to last three months. In two years, they have traveled a total of seven miles. Not impressed? Try keeping your car running in a climate where the average temperature is 67 below zero and where dust devils can reach 100 mph. "These rovers are living on borrowed time. We're so past warranty on them," says Steven Squyres of Cornell University, the Mars mission's principal researcher. "You try to push them hard every day because we're living day-to-day." The rover Spirit...
  • The Triumph Of Chanukah (Jeff Jacoby On The Jewish Spirit Vs Hellenistic Cult Of Body Alert)

    12/26/2005 10:20:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 535+ views ^ | 12/26/05 | Jeff Jacoby
    Because Chanukah usually occurs in December, it is sometimes thought of as the "Jewish Christmas." It isn't, of course. And yet it is fair to say that the reason for Chanukah's popularity -- especially in America, where it is the most widely observed Jewish holiday after Passover and Yom Kippur -- is precisely its proximity to Christmas. Chanukah used to be regarded as a minor half-holiday, cheerful but low-key. It has become something bigger and brighter in response to Christmas, which transforms each December into a brilliant winter festival of parties, decorations, and music. Attracted by the joy of the...
  • Studies Cast Doubt on Idea of Life on Mars

    12/22/2005 10:46:33 AM PST · by The_Victor · 37 replies · 867+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | Thu Dec 22, 8:37 AM ET | ALICIA CHANG
    LOS ANGELES - Two new studies are challenging the notion that the desolate Martian plains once brimmed with salty pools of water that could have supported some form of life. Instead, the studies argue, the layered rock outcrops probed by NASA's robot rover Opportunity and interpreted as signs of ancient water could have been left by explosive volcanic ash or a meteorite impact eons ago. That would suggest a far more violent and dry history than proposed by the scientists operating Opportunity and its twin rover, Spirit, on the other side of the planet.The new scenarios, published in Thursday's journal...
  • Polling Center Incident Shows Iraqis' Spirit, Casey Says

    12/16/2005 3:07:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 341+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2005 – The top U.S. military officer in Iraq said today he knew Iraqi officials and security forces had matters well in hand in the days prior to the Dec. 15 election. "Everywhere that I went, I left with the feeling that we were dealing with confident and competent Iraqi leaders who had this election under control," Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said from his headquarters in Iraq during a satellite news conference with Pentagon reporters. The Dec. 15 election boasted the highest participation - estimated at 65 to 70 percent of registered Iraqi voters -...
  • America Supports You: Californians Provide Holiday Spirit

    12/14/2005 5:51:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 162+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2005 – Yellow Ribbon America, a partner in the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program, will join the National Guard Association of California and the California state legislature in paying tribute to U.S. servicemembers during a Dec. 15 celebration in Newport Beach, Calif. Troops from both the active and reserve components will be on hand as part of "Operation Christmas for Our Troops II," a program aimed at gathering toys for the children of deployed California troops as well as DVDs and CDs for troops serving overseas. The bipartisan, statewide campaign kicked off in early December, and...
  • Rovers Find Evidence Mars Was Once Hostile

    12/05/2005 5:59:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,497+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/05 | Alicia Chang - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly two years after NASA's twin rovers parachuted to Mars, a Jekyll-and-Hyde picture is emerging about the planet's past and whether it could have supported life. Both Spirit and Opportunity uncovered geologic evidence of a wet past, a sign that ancient Mars may have been hospitable to life. But new findings reveal the Red Planet was also once such a hostile place that the environment may have prevented life from developing. "For much of its history, it was a very forbidding place," said mission principal investigator Steven Squyres of Cornell University. Scientists stressed that the rovers were...