Frenetic Friday

Everybody is talking about Michael Brown’s killing there is a lot of discussion on both conservative and liberal regarding what to do.  However, I think another Michael Brown has some excellent points.

Five Obvious Lessons From Ferguson, MO

Like many Americans, I have carefully followed the news from Ferguson, MO involving the tragic shooting of an 18-year-old African American, with the notable exception that he carries my name. And so, every day, I’m reading about the shooting of Michael Brown and the death of Michael Brown and the autopsy of Michael Brown, all of which reminds me of the very real loss of life involved.

As I reflect on what is happening in Ferguson and interact with callers to my radio show, there are five obvious lessons to be learned. Read more here

And while violence has been going on here in America in Iraq ISIL (or ISIS) has murdered a reporter that was kidnapped in 2012 and threatens to kill another here is something that must be seen:

Too often when murders like this happen we go to extremes and lump everyone who is Islamic under one big umbrella at that point we have become what we most despise.

In Australia in an open letter to the Australian Education Minister Dr. David van Gend questions whether there is really a gay bullying plague in schools.  Citing a 2003 study done in the UK where  “they found no increase bullying of gay men compared to heterosexual men.”  It went on to say “there are many reasons to be bullied at school – for being too smart, too dumb; too fat, too weak; or for being “gay” even when you are not gay.”  Read more here

Speaking of atheists Richard Dawkins a prominent atheist decided to really endear himself to the parents of down syndrome children by saying this in twitter:

When outrage erupted because of this Dawkins claimed that his view was “very civilized”  because fetuses don’t have “human feelings”.  You know I love when they switch to Latin in an effort to obfuscate  their meaning.  But here is something, fetus is Latin for baby.  So let’s rewrite that sentence.  When outrage erupted because of this Dawkins claimed that his view was “very civilized” because babies don’t have “human feelings.”   My only question is who really doesn’t have “human feelings” here?

Switching to technology have you heard of the app called Ignore No More?  A Houston mom created it after her child ignored her phone calls and texts.  The app works by locking the child’s phone if they don’t respond to the calls or texts of the parent.  If the phone becomes locked the child has a list of contacts he can call to unlock his phone but while it is locked texting, game playing, surfing the internet is gone.  Although calling 911 will always be allowed.

Speaking of phones, selfies can kill you case in point a Polish couple fell off a cliff and into the ocean while taking a selfie of themselves.  Just put down the phone and back away from the cliff, please.

And at Adam4d we have the great bible translation debate.

Take a look it is a lot of fun.

Last but not least what happens when you have too much time on your hands?  You build your own set of air powered Wolverine claws.

Good night!