By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-axx7tEiHNc] A man invented something amazing. This guy invented a way of running a business that saved people of modest means a bundle of money. He lowered at-home food prices by 9.1% according to Global Insight, an international research firm. Amazingly, the Consumer Price Index was 3.1% lower because of this guy.…

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By Tom Quiner I’m like a lot of people: I’m a global warming agnostic. There is credible evidence that the earth is warming. But it depends on whom you listen to. But if we assume the earth is warming, there’s a lot of disagreement on how that will affect the world. There are even credible…

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By Tom Quiner The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added a moth-like butterfly, the Poweshiek skipperling, as a candidate to the federal endangered species list. You can be fined and potentially imprisoned if you kill this bug. If you end the life of a boy or girl in a woman’s womb via abortion, you…

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By Tom Quiner The pro life protesters took over city parks around the nation. They were loud and profane. They called themselves the 99.5, which represents the percentage of our population not aborted each year. They protest in defense of the .5% preborn who have no rights and are aborted each year. At their encampment…

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By Tom Quiner I just received the brief story below via e-mail. I have no clue who wrote it, so I’m sorry to the author for lack of attribution. However, it’s pretty funny and worth sharing. *** A woman in a hot-air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSet74NSDv0] I played this song at last night’s Thanksgiving Mass at my church. I love this old Irish tune and posted a beautiful instrumental version above performed by the O’Neill Brothers. The lyrics by Jan Struthers are worth reading this Thanksgiving Day: *** Lord of All Hopefulness Lord of all hopefulness, Lord…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIqyCpCPrvU&feature=player_embedded] It’s a fair question, don’t you think? The president and his party want to raise income taxes on America’s most productive workers. In other words, he wishes to create a deterrent for more productivity out of them by letting them keep less of the fruits of their labor. It’s a terrible…

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By Tom Quiner I am awed by the beauty of the Catholic faith. Critics of Catholicism typically don’t know Catholicism. I know how that goes, because I wasn’t Catholic for half of my life. I was critical with aspects of Catholicism before I became Catholic. The more I learn about my faith, the more I…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyljukBE70&feature=youtube_gdata_player] I am typing this post on a MacBook Pro. What a piece of engineering it is. Thank-you Steve Jobs and Apple Computer. Do you know anyone who would think that this cool laptop could have been created by naturalistic forces? In other words, do you think it is possible for a…

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By Tom Quiner Barack Obama will most likely be re-elected to the presidency. Are his unfavorable ratings in the tank? Yes.  A whopping 49% disapprove of the job the president is doing. Only 44% approve. Is the economy in the tank? Is unemployment abysmal? Have incomes dropped? Yes. Yes. Yes. And yet the electorate prefers…

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