A Quick Sanity Test

July 29, 2007 at 9:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.


"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon,a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."


"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
 

"No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"

   

 

Research on near-death experiences supports reincarnation

July 29, 2007 at 9:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Dr. Ken Ring published a paper in the Journal of Near-Death Studies (Summer, 1993) concerning near-death experiencers who, while out of their bodies, witness real events that occur far away from their dead body. The important aspect to this phenomenon is that these events seen far away are later verified to be true.


Evidence for Survival After Death Index











   

 

Carrying a Dime Worth $1.9 million in Jeans Pocket

July 29, 2007 at 9:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

 

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John Feigenbaum didn’t sleep at all during his redeye flight across country. He’s not a nervous flier _ he had a dime worth $1.9 million in his jeans pocket.

Feigenbaum, 38, of Virginia Beach, Va., is a rare coin dealer, and the dime he was carrying from San Jose to New York is a 1894-S dime, one of only nine known to exist.

He picked up the dime, one of only 24 known to be coined in 1894 in San Francisco, on Monday from the seller’s vault in Oakland. He delivered it to the buyer’s vault the following day, in midtown Manhattan.

Feigenbaum said he and the seller’s agent will split a 6 percent commission on the deal.

"It’s the Holy Grail of coins," he said.
 

If It’s Meant To Be, It Will Be

July 29, 2007 at 5:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

If It’s Meant To Be, It Will Be!  Annotated

As I walked home one freezing day, I stumbled on a wallet someone had lost in the street. I picked it up and looked inside to find some identification so I could call the owner. But the wallet contained only three dollars and a crumpled letter that looked as if it had been in there for years.

The envelope was worn and the only thing that was legible on it was the return address. I started to open the letter, hoping to find some clue. Then I saw the dateline -1924. The letter had been written almost sixty years ago.


It was written in a beautiful feminine handwriting on powder blue stationery with a little flower in the left-hand corner. It was a ‘Dear John’ letter that told the recipient, whose name appeared to be Michael and said that the writer could not see him any more because her mother forbade it. Even so, she wrote that she would always love him. It was signed, Hannah…

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Bush Fulfills His Grandfather’s Dream

July 29, 2007 at 5:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bush Fulfills His Grandfather’s Dream – The Smirking Chimp  Annotated

It’s remarkably common for a grandson to take up his grandfather’s major project. This occurred to me when I read recently of Thor Heyerdahl’s grandson taking up his mission to cross the Pacific on a raft. But what really struck me was the BBC story aired on July 23rd documenting President George W. Bush’s grandfather’s involvement in a 1933 plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a fascist dictatorship. I knew the story, but had not considered the possibility that the grandson was trying to accomplish what his grandfather had failed to achieve.
 

Firefox 3 gets full-page zoom

July 29, 2007 at 4:35 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment

The long-awaited page zoom feature has finally been implemented. The latest Firefox 3 nightly build now supports full-page zooming like Opera and Internet Explorer 7.

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Linux.com :: Software Freedom Day: Taking open source to the streets

July 29, 2007 at 4:19 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment

Software Freedom Day 2007 is shaping up to be the best yet. There are only three days left for registrations to be eligible for the free goodies kit, so register NOW!

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