Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Church Doesnt Fit

Good question:

LT_2012 Church Doesnt Fit_blast: "Much of the contemporary church has fashioned itself to be “seeker sensitive.  But what if the seekers are no longer seeking?"

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Friday, November 09, 2012

How Many Companies Announced Closings or Layoffs Since Obama Won A Second Term? |

Yes, elections do have consequences:

How Many Companies Announced Closings or Layoffs Since Obama Won A Second Term? | "Do elections have consequences? If you have been paying attention to the financial markets, you might think so. Wall Street has had two horrible days since President Obama won a second term.

However, stock prices are not the only thing taking a hit. It appears that the job market is also suffering. In the last 48 hours, the following major corporations have announced layoffs in America (links take you to news stories about the layoffs – with details from the companies):"

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Monday, November 05, 2012

Social Media Election

Interesting how the times and information keep changing:

Social Media Election | Open Site: "Anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account has probably noticed an increase in the number of political postings over the past few years. This is due, in part, to the explosive rise in social media outlets and users. But voters are not the only people who use social media; among politicians, 9 out of 10 Senators and Representatives have Twitter accounts. However, many are starting to wonder if social media is becoming less a reporter of political races and more of a predictor of the results. In Senate races, the candidate with more Facebook friends than his or her opponent has won 81% of the time. And one email sent to 60 million Facebook users prompted an additional 340,000 people to vote in the 2010 election. This infographic illustrates just how politics and social media are affecting each other."

Social Media Election

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

California, Here We Stay by Victor Davis Hanson


California, Here We Stay by Victor Davis Hanson, City Journal Autumn 2012: "California’s multidimensional decline—fiscal, commercial, social, and political—sometimes seems endless. "

Here's a key bit:

According to a study published by a public policy group at Stanford University, California’s various retirement systems have amassed $500 billion in unfunded liabilities. To honor the pension and benefit contracts of current and retired public employees, state and local governments have already started to lay off workers and slash services.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Hurricane Sandy and the Perils of Nanny State Governance


Hurricane Sandy and the Perils of Nanny State Governance | Via Meadia: "The problem with nanny state governance isn’t just that it’s intrusive. It isn’t just that it stifles business with over-regulation, and it isn’t just that it empowers busybodies and costs money. It’s that it distracts government from the really big jobs that it ought to be doing."

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