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Are You Kidding Me?
May 10th, 2008 by Mike

Last week 90 some people were rounded up in a drug raid in San Diego. More than 60 of the culprits were students at San Diego State. One of the students, a criminal justice major, asked one of the arresting officers, “Do you think this will hurt my chances of employment with federal law enforcement?”

Ya think?

Is it today’s cultural influence that causes someone to even ask that question? Or are today’s college students just dumber than they were decades ago? Or was it just this one?

Endowed Bathroom
Mar 2nd, 2008 by Mike

From the Campus Ministry Update February 2008 by The Ivy Jungle:

 Endowed Bathroom:   A venture capitalist has given $25,000 to the University of Colorado to endow a bathroom.  The lavatory in the business school will have a sign outside it featuring the inspiring quote:   “The best ideas often come at inconvenient times.  Don’t ever close your mind to them.”   (Inside Higher Ed January 29, 2008)

What Was He Thinking?
Mar 14th, 2007 by Mike

“I know I did it. I don’t know how I did it, but I know I did it. There was nobody else around,” said Jeffery A. Asbury after he killed his wife in front of the Fox Lake, WI, police station. Full story here.

The shame of it is, “earlier this month, he called his wife 10 to 20 times threatening to kill her, his children and his in-laws.”

This man needs some prayers. And there needs to be a better system of protecting folks who are being threatened. 1The article doesn’t say whether his wife complained to anyone about the harrassment

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1. The article doesn’t say whether his wife complained to anyone about the harrassment
Exploding laptops
Aug 16th, 2006 by Mike

Dell Battery Danger Stems From Manufacturing Defect

Yipes. Exploding laptops! How would you like to have your laptop explode in your lap? Eeeeeeeeeeeeeyaaaaaaaaaah.

No Wonder She’s Irresponsible
Jul 31st, 2006 by Mike

CNN.com – Lohan’s mother scolds exec over letter – Jul 31, 2006

Calling the letter “ridiculous,” Dina Lohan defended her daughter’s latest tardiness during the filming of “Georgia Rules” which resulted in a warning letter from James G. Robinson, CEO of Morgan Creek Productions.

This was not the first incident 1Her mother admits that it isn’t and concedes that at least one incident caused production to be scheduled around Lindsay’s absence. and Lindsay had probably already been verbally warned several times. It is quite usual in business to expect employees to be on time and to show up when scheduled. It’s also usual that excessive tardiness or absences result in termination (of the job not of the life). A company management can rightfully expect that employees will take responsibility for their own actions and fulfill their employment responsibilites. Lindsay certainly has not been the ideal employee.

Advice to Dina: Encourage your daughter to take responsibility for herself and to be a good employee.

Advice to Lindsay: Become a big star before you start acting like one. You might not be able to get a job.

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1. Her mother admits that it isn’t and concedes that at least one incident caused production to be scheduled around Lindsay’s absence.
How Sin City Got It’s Name
Jul 26th, 2006 by Mike

Nevada

Las Vegas Review-Journal 1quoted in The Villages Daily Sun, July 26, 2006

Don’t feed the people. That’s the warning from officials in Sin City. A new city ordinance in Las Vegas makes it illegal to give food to homeless people in city parks. The law, which went into effect yesterday, carries a maximum penalty of $1,000 and six months in jail. city council members say the ordinance is aimed at mobile soup kitchens that attract large groups of homeless people in the parks. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says the law is unenforceable and unconstitutional.

No wonder Las Vegas is called, “Sin City.” What kind of “love one another” is this?

I think this is one of the few positions that the ACLU has taken correctly. I don’t know if it’s unconstitutional but it certainly is immoral.

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1. quoted in The Villages Daily Sun, July 26, 2006
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