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  1. This quotation from the WT comment on today's daily text is applicable to this subject, I think.
  2. BB King and Gary Moore are pretty hard to top, but check out BB's long ago protege, Joe Bonamassa, starting at about the 8:00 minute mark. These guys had too much fun!
  3. Witness memes

    Soon the young dragonfly becomes an expert at catching flies and mosquitoes on the wing. Devouring its own weight in insects each day, it performs an invaluable service.
  4. I suppose we could put this under the heading, "Any Publicity Is Good Publicity," which is the gist of what Paul said while under house arrest in Rome: "True, some are preaching the Christ through envy and rivalry, but others also through goodwill. The latter are publicizing the Christ out of love, for they know I am set here for the defense of the good news; but the former do it out of contentiousness, not with a pure motive, for they are supposing to stir up tribulation [for me] in my [prison] bonds. What then? [Nothing,] except that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is being publicized, and in this I rejoice." --- Phil. 1:15-18
  5. Church of Sweden did what???

    "The Hebrew word ʼav, translated “father,” is a mimetic (imitative) word taken from the first and simplest sounds of infant lips. The Hebrew ʼav and the Greek pa·terʹ are both used in various senses: as begetter, or progenitor, of an individual (Pr 23:22; Zec 13:3; Lu 1:67), the head of a household or ancestral family (Ge 24:40; Ex 6:14), an ancestor (Ge 28:13; Joh 8:53), a founder of a nation (Mt 3:9), a founder of a class or profession (Ge 4:20, 21), a protector (Job 29:16; Ps 68:5), the source of something (Job 38:28), and a term of respect (2Ki 5:13; Ac 7:2)." "Jehovah God as Creator is called Father. (Isa 64:8; compare Ac 17:28, 29.) He is also the Father of spirit-begotten Christians, the Aramaic term ʼAb·baʼʹ being used as an expression of respect and of close filial relationship. (Ro 8:15; see ABBA.) All who express faith with a hope of everlasting life can address God as Father. (Mt 6:9) Jesus Christ, the Messiah, because of being God’s Chief Agent of life, was prophetically called Eternal Father. (Isa 9:6) Also, anyone who has imitators and followers, or those who exhibit his qualities, is regarded as a father to them. (Mt 5:44, 45; Ro 4:11, 12) In this sense the Devil is spoken of as a father.—Joh 8:44; compare Ge 3:15." --- it-1 Father "For this reason I bend my knees to the Father, to whom every family in heaven and on earth owes its name." --- Eph. 3:14, 15
  6. "A nation needs laws. The Israelites were therefore given ten basic laws, commonly known as the Ten Commandments, as well as an additional 600 or so regulations. (Exodus 20:1-17) It was a law code based upon fundamental truths that have always applied to true religion, and still do, even in our 20th century. Were these laws based upon the already existent Code of Hammurabi? Some people might think so, since Hammurabi, king of Babylon’s first dynasty, ruled well over a century and a half before Israel became a nation." --- g89 2/22 The Society produced a video in 1994 titled, "The Bible ---- Mankind's Oldest Modern Book." So, it may not be the oldest book ever written, but apparently it's the oldest book still being produced and read today.
  7. Post a picture... Any picture

    The Mormons did it first with displays many years ago. I remember seeing some of their young "elder" missionaries doing street work on the board walk in Coney Island, NY. on Saturdays back in the '70's. Of course, all they had to offer was free spiritual junk food that was already spoiled!
  8. Its Not about the nail

    MARS VENUS Don’t offer unsolicited advice to Martians because men would feel incompetent otherwise. Don’t try to change a man’s behaviour when he makes a mistake. Don’t offer solutions to problems Venusians have, just give support (and a hug) and let her talk. Don’t try to change her feelings from bad to good by offering a solution, or you’ll probably invalidate her feelings.
  9. That was a hoot, but not so much an American accent, as much as an example of: Af·ri·can A·mer·i·can Ver·nac·u·lar Eng·lish form of American English: the variety of English spoken by many African Americans African American Vernacular English, or AAVE, is the term used by scholars for the widespread and varied African American usages of the English Language, also called Ebonics, Afro-American English, American Black English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, and Black Vernacular English. Originating in the pidgin of the slave trade and Plantation Creole in the U.S. Southern states, African American Vernacular English considerably influenced U.S. Southern English and, in the late 19th and the 20th centuries, spread by migration through much of the nation. It therefore has both rural and urban components. It has also come to be associated with the language of blues, jazz, and rap music. As with African English, African American Vernacular English does not pronounce r in words such as art, door, and worker. Other characteristics, some going back to similar features of African languages, are: (1) the use of d and t instead of th, as in dem for them and tree for three; (2) the dropping of l, as in hep for help, sef for self, and too for tool; (3) consonant reduction at the ends of some words (including tense endings), as in wha for what, jus for just, and pas for past; (4) use of -n for -ing, as in runnin for running; (5) multiple negatives, as in no way nobody can do it; (6) verb aspects marked for intermittent, momentary, or continuous action rather than tense per se, the tense time being apparent from the contexts, as in he be laughin for he is always laughing and he run for he runs; and (7) dropping of the verb in some constructions, as in she sick and he gone for she is sick and he has gone. African American Vernacular English expressions have contributed to the rich texture of American English, these terms being typical: yam (sweet potato), goober (peanut), okra, gumbo (the soup and the river mud), tote (carry), juke, mumbo jumbo, hep/hip, and boogie woogie. All these are rooted in African languages. In its more urban settings, African American Vernacular English's contributions are also many, these few examples making the point: dis (to disrespect), igg (to ignore), chill out (to stop behaving stupidly), 'tude (attitude), the Man (the police), hang-up (a problem), rap (to talk), make it (succeed), kicks (pleasure), and the sense of bad meaning variously "good," "extraordinary," and "beautiful."

JWTalk 19.10.11 by Robert Angle (changelog)