Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Imitation of Christ - Thomas à Kempis

JESUS has always many who love His heavenly kingdom, but few who bear His cross. He has many who desire consolation, but few who care for trial. He finds many to share His table, but few to take part in His fasting. All desire to be happy with Him; few wish to suffer anything for Him. Many follow Him to the breaking of bread, but few to the drinking of the chalice of His passion. any revere His miracles; few approach the shame of the Cross. Many love Him as long as they encounter no hardship; many praise and bless Him as long as they receive some comfort from Him. But if Jesus hides Himself and leaves them for a while, they fall either into complaints or into deep dejection. Those, on the contrary, who love Him for His own sake and not for any comfort of their own, bless Him in all trial and anguish of heart as well as in the bliss of consolation. Even if He should never give them consolation, yet they would continue to praise Him and wish always to give Him thanks. What power there is in pure love for Jesus-love that is free from all self-interest and self-love.

--Thomas à Kempis --Imitation of Christ Book 2, Chapter 11

Thank you, Sarah!

Sarah Palin: "America's Enduring Strength" from Sarah Palin on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Climate Change Items

The World in 2011 - note the info on Climate Change

It’s understandable why the climate community started to advocate cap and trade twenty years ago, because the political climate didn’t allow for a tax approach. But as George Soros discovered when he looked closely at the proposed legislation, the cap and trade system is too complex and therefore too easy to game.

The more complicated the system, the simpler the solution needs to be—the most attractive option is a high tax that is rebated on a per capita basis. No special benefits for renewable energy or anything else. It’s a progressive approach and, most importantly, it’s doable. People will both get the signal from higher prices at the pump that energy use matters and have the opportunity to change behavior and save lots of money. And even if they don’t change their energy use, they aren’t hurt as they will still receive the tax rebate.
 "Global Warning" - by 'student reporters' - "Graduate students in our special reporting project traveled the globe, investigating the effects of climate change on national security. A full web site with their findings launched on Sunday."

Why the CIA is spying on a changing climate

Climate Change to last a 1,000 Years- [yeah, RIGHT!]

Duke Energy buying Progress Energy in $13.7 billion deal --
"Duke Energy and Progress Energy announced this morning a merger that will base the combined N.C. power companies in Charlotte and make it the nation's biggest electric utility with 7.1 million customers."

PositiveID & Digital Angel News

PositiveID Corporation Adds Olympian Gary Hall, Jr. as Advisor to Expand Its Diabetes Initiatives

Check their stock info
Enters a deal with Siemens
Digital Angel extends RFID pet recovery contract