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SHOCKER -Dems Gone Wild: Citizen Assaulted While Filming OR Gubernatorial Event

By idaflo | September 25th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Some things in this political climate are disappointing, some depressing, but this, THIS is absolutely shocking... in the United States of America, right in front of an elected public official. Liberal Portland, Oregon, you should be ashamed.  If you are not, then THAT is shocking as well.

It is tough to watch.


From BigGovernment.com.

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Scientists still concerned about dying honey bees

By idaflo | September 25th, 2010 | No Comments » 

They’re not just bugs, we rely on bees for our food. Thus, our well-being is tied up with theirs. “European honey bees, act as nature’s propagator’s of 75% of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and most everything that is fresh-harvested for human consumption. Approximately 100 crops are dependent upon pollination by bees or else they would fail to produce anything more than foliage.

By Jean Williams

Environmental Policy Examiner – examiner.com

For the better part of a decade, honey bees have been disappearing in many areas of the world and scientists are still trying to discover why. Read More »

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The Last Best Hope

By idaflo | September 25th, 2010 | No Comments » 

It comes our way via Ben Howe at RedState.  Watch it.  Pass it on.

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Typhoid Barry

By idaflo | September 23rd, 2010 | No Comments » 

Robin speaks to the psychology of a Presidential  figure nobody knows…. yet who is world renowned, powerful and cold.

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By Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker

There’s a fascinating phenomenon in medicine of a “carrier” of a disease. The most famous example is Typhoid Mary. Read More »

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On Bedbugs, Abortion and Brown Recluse Spiders

By idaflo | September 20th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Brown Recluse SpiderSome businesses, particularly those in Manhattan are literally being forced to shutdown, due to an invasion of bedbugs.

But closer to home, and far from the East Coast, one part of the building where I work has experienced an infestation of Brown Recluse Spiders.  We have been warned, ever-present spider traps have been set, we are on the lookout. The difficulty for us, lies in the fact that these spiders hide.  It isn’t until you’ve picked something up, or moved it over that you may uncover such a creature, and then, if you are unlucky enough to receive a bite from one, you may not even be aware of it initially.  Perhaps there is a slight stinging sensation, the pain doesn’t begin till later, when the damage to tissue, bloodstream, nervous system and eventually body organs has taken hold.  The resulting pain and suffering, can even result in death for the person who has been bitten.

So what on earth does this have to do with abortion? Read More »

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An Interview With Kate O’Beirne – from John Hawkins

By idaflo | September 18th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Kate O’Beirne, subject of the following interview by John Hawkins, is the author of:

Kate O'BeirneWomen Who Make the World Worse: and How Their Radical Feminist Assault Is Ruining Our Schools, Families, Military, and Sports.

John Hawkins: One of the promos for your book reads: “Disproved: the common myth that women with similar education, skills, and job experience work for salaries 25 percent less than those of men.” Tell us about that.

Read More »

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The Gospel of Obama

By idaflo | September 18th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Robin of Berkeley is my favorite columnist.

I say that every time I post one of her columns.  It bears repeating.  In this post, the story of her childhood and ultimate awakening out of a liberalism  toward faith in God is both moving and honest, infused with deep hope.

Robin of Berkeley, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to discover the hope that is found in Divine forgiveness.  I pray it will be at the cross that you see Christ as your shining hour and final destination.

American Thinker - thinkerBy Robin of Berkeley – September 15, 2010

American Thinker

I recently made a mistake in one of my articles, relying on (faulty) memory and failing to fact-check. Upon realizing my error, I began to do what I always do: flagellate myself mercilessly. Read More »

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The Forgotten Man – Jon McNaughton

By idaflo | September 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

From John McNaughton. A message set in art, makes a powerful point.

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Krista Branch Day at IdaFlo

By idaflo | September 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

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The Screaming Burqa

By idaflo | September 7th, 2010 | No Comments » 

burka veiled-women-of-afghanistanI have discovered that in a congregational setting, for those congregations who have a “bully network”, this network has two parts. Part one is of course those who engage in the bullying.  Part two is the rest of the congregation, that overwhelmingly sits by, mute, as whoever is being bullied, gets “the treatment”.  I believe both sides are equally culpable. Yet I feel the greatest disgust for the “part-two” folks who know better, but refuse to act because they fear being bullied themselves. And so they watch, always behind the cloak of “not wanting to cause trouble”.  Dysfunctional cowardice.

One of the most popular pieces of advice they gave to seminarians’ wives while we were at the seminary?

“Just be yourself”.

These pictures are dedicated to all those women out there, who have discovered that that piece of advice can get you into a whole HEAP of trouble… Read More »

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