Nick

May 052011
 

[By Nick]

The Fight of Our Lives, written by Dr. William J. Bennet and Seth Leibsohn, is a book that everyone in America needs to read. It calls Americans to remember that what we are fighting is radical Islam, something we’ve allowed ourselves to forget.

Bennet and Leibsohn cite numerous examples of how we have blinded ourselves to what we’re fighting, despite the fact that every terrorist blows himself up screaming ‘Allahu Akbar!’ They mention the difficulty of finishing the book, since new attacks and evidences of our willful blindness kept occurring while they were writing.

However, none of this is what makes this book vital. The best thing about this book is the lack of bigotry. You could easily expect that a book describing how we need to realize that what we’re fighting is radical Islam would be full of anti-Muslim sentiments and bigotry. It isn’t. William Bennet and Seth Leibsohn present clear pictures of the problem and solution, without a trace of misplaced anger.

To sum up, you need this book. Yes, you. And you. Everyone in America, or anywhere else, really, will benefit from reading it.

I received this product free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program; I was not compensated in any other way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.

 

 Posted by at 10:01 am
Apr 132011
 

[Post and photography by Nick]

We were gardening yesterday, and I got a little trigger-happy with the camera.

This is our garden.

 

These are the first strawberries our plant has produced.

 

This is the first corn sprout we’ve seen.

 

This is the first lettuce sprout.

 

This is our mixed onion and garlic patch, with the bush beans visible through them.

 

These are our black-eyed peas, with the onions visible behind them, and my sister visible behind them. I like the forest effect the onions make.

 

These are our potatoes.

 

This is another onion forest picture, with the strawberries visible behind them.

 

So, here’s some of my photography. I’ve done most of the pictures of the garden, and just wanted to show some of my more superfluous pictures.

 Posted by at 1:19 pm
Feb 242011
 

“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.”
Robert Heinlein

That’s a big problem with America today. If we would only study our history, really study it, then we would be able to avoid making the mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, for many Americans, studying history is too much work for our fast-paced, entertainment-driven lifestyles.

Enter The American Patriot’s Almanac, a collection of daily readings on American history. Each day you can spend five minutes learning the history of that day, stretching back through our past.

Today for example, February 24 – on this day, in 1803, the Supreme Court affirmed its power as the final interpreter of constitutional issues. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson becomes the first president to be impeached, and in 1871, the South finally gains full representation in the congress, for the first time since the Civil War.

This is only a sample of what each day of the Patriot’s Almanac contains, and the book is not limited to the daily readings. It also includes things like:

  • Twelve great reasons to love a great country
  • The history of the stars and stripes
  • Flag etiquette: Guidelines for displaying and handling the U.S. flag
  • The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, historical speeches, and much more

The American Patriot’s Almanac is a must-read, both informative and entertaining. It delivers bite-sized pieces of important historical data in an engaging fashion. I highly recommend it.

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I received this product free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program; I was not compensated in any other way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.

 Posted by at 3:03 pm
Feb 242011
 

“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.”
Robert Heinlein

That’s a big problem with America today. If we would only study our history, really study it, then we would be able to avoid making the mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, for many Americans, studying history is too much work for our fast-paced, entertainment-driven lifestyles.

Enter The American Patriot’s Almanac, a collection of daily readings on American history. Each day you can spend five minutes learning the history of that day, stretching back through our past.

Today for example, February 24 – on this day, in 1803, the Supreme Court affirmed its power as the final interpreter of constitutional issues. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson becomes the first president to be impeached, and in 1871, the South finally gains full representation in the congress, for the first time since the Civil War.

This is only a sample of what each day of the Patriot’s Almanac contains, and the book is not limited to the daily readings. It also includes things like:

  • Twelve great reasons to love a great country
  • The history of the stars and stripes
  • Flag etiquette: Guidelines for displaying and handling the U.S. flag
  • The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, historical speeches, and much more

The American Patriot’s Almanac is a must-read, both informative and entertaining. It delivers bite-sized pieces of important historical data in an engaging fashion. I highly recommend it.

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I received this product free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program; I was not compensated in any other way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.

 Posted by at 3:03 pm
Sep 082009
 

(By Nick)

Let me start off my long road of Evolution vs. Creation by refuting one of the theories that I have frequently heard.

God did not have use the Big Bang to create the universe. The way Evolutionists say the Big Bang happened does not fit with the Bible’s version.

First of all, the Big Bang seems highly improbable. There was infinite energy in zero volume, which was therefore infinitely hot and dense. At some random point it randomly blew up, and one second later, the temperature had gone from infinity to 10 billion. Furthermore, it does not explain why this energy existed.

Second, the order things happened in. Evolutionists say that there was this big nebula of gas and particles which gradually condensed on itself, making stars, which where followed by planets, followed by water, followed by life. God says, first there was light, not from anything, just light, and a planet of water. Then, he made an atmosphere, grew plants, and then created the sun, moon and stars and distinguished night from day.

There is also an inherent flaw to the Evolutionist model. Physics tells us that when matter is created from energy, an equal amount of antimatter is also created. In reality, there are only trace amounts of antimatter compared to matter.

Finally, the Big Bang can only account for the lightest three elements known, leaving ninety percent of the periodic table to be explained. According to Evolutionist science, the other elements came from supernovae of stars that only had these three elements. These stars’ life spans were calculated to be much longer than has passed since the Big Bang. Yet, they can find none of these hypothetical stars. Gosh, I wonder why?

So, they are willing to put aside rationality to believe something that can be disproven, but criticize us when we put faith in something that cannot be disproven. The logic here is…?

 Posted by at 9:45 am