Morning News – From the Road

Seattle’s Minimum Wage Crash
Always look for the unintended consequences. Simple supply and demand. Utopia doesn’t come by a magic liberal wand.

A Victory for Oppression
Commenter: “Just a few days after berating our own government for imagined torture of terrorists, the Obama gang is about to reward a truly oppressive government for the actual torture of it’s own citizens.  The hypocrisy is mind boggling — and Obama doesn’t seem even to notice.”

Does Distant Starlight Prove the Universe Is Old?
Ever feel like time speeds up as you get older? – it does. “Psalm 90:4 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it past, or as a watch in the night.”

Please Don’t Give Them Porn for Christmas

Marquette suspends prof’s teaching, orders him off campus
“If you want to know who rules you, find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” See also here.

The World Would Be a Better Place If We All Stopped Taking Pictures of Ourselves
The selfie is our culture’s nature and perfect expression of worship: the self is God, we are our own gods. Who is more beautiful, important, central than self?

Tarrant police officer delivers groceries to woman caught stealing eggs at Dollar General
Contra to current racist narratives. But these stories don’t get the fanfare and media ratings.

New US minority: children living in households without federal aid
“The “new normal” seems to be that the temporary safety net is becoming a permanent hammock for subsequent generations…So what is the ensuing result –and consequence – of having a minority of children living in households that have never taken federal assistance? In the future, they will be among a minority of adults. We will have established a permanent American dependency society.”

History of Torture
“The torture rests on the same idea as the ordeal. It is an attempt to prove innocence or guilt by imposing a physical pain which no man can bear without special aid from God. When the ordeal had fulfilled its mission, the torture was substituted as a more convenient mode and better fitted for an age less superstitious and more sceptical, but quite as despotic and intolerant. It forms one of the darkest chapters in history. For centuries this atrocious system, opposed to the Mosaic legislation and utterly revolting to every Christian and humane feeling, was employed in civilized Christian countries, and sacrificed thousands of human beings, innocent as well as guilty, to torments worse than death.”

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