ARPA DARPA ARPA DARPA

From the Wikipedia article:

…Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) created in 1958…

ARPA was renamed to “DARPA” (for Defense) in March 1972, then renamed “ARPA” in February 1993, and then renamed “DARPA” again in March 1996.

I wonder what that cost the American Taxpayer?

Confused in Chief – Immigration (from the news)

Our President seems to be confused on a number of issues:

CNN Breaking News 20.Nov.2014 4:10 PM
President Barack Obama will order immigration officers to deport “felons, not families” as he wields executive power to shield five million illegal immigrants in the most sweeping reform of the immigration system in decades.

In a prime time address to the nation Thursday, Obama will lay out changes he is making to immigration laws without the consent of Congress.

A key element of his plan is to instruct immigration authorities to prioritize expulsion action against gang members, felons and suspected terrorists rather than law abiding undocumented parents of US citizens and residents and others, senior administration officials said.

  1. “Obama will lay out changes he is making to immigration laws without the consent of Congress”It seems that our Commander-in-Chief is not aware that he is NOT our king. Being as he was a Professor of Constitutional Law, you’d think he would be able to fake his way around this issue.
  2. “A key element of his plan is to instruct immigration authorities to prioritize expulsion action against gang members, felons and suspected terrorists rather than law abiding….”Now, hold on a moment: “undocumented” is a politically kind way of saying “residing in the United States in violation of the law.” What the President is saying is, “I want to get rid of those criminals that will come back to haunt me, but not the ones that I can get to vote (illegally) for me and my party.”

    Let’s try to pretend to honesty, Mr. President. At least you can try to pretend, can’t you?

  3. “felons, not families”There is a gaping hole here concerning felons with families. Since we have already established that “undocumented emigrants” are felons…. well…. do you see the problem?

Quote – Unfriendliness

Friendliness in itself is not holiness; it is sometimes a mask for hidden agendas and a palliative for a conscience that hides other iniquities.  “I may be a monster, but at least I am nice to strangers and puppies,” the hedonist and serial killer might say.  However, in the kingdom of Christ selfishness is not allowed, it is a sin.  Unfriendliness as an expression of that selfishness is anti-Christ; it is a putting off of people not a welcome to them.  It is a symptom of a wretched and nasty heart.
– Randy Nabor

The fish tank returns

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The Things finally moved the Wii fish tank from the original Wii (which suffered a disk drive failure and was replaced) moved onto the Wii U. This fish tank was written by a little software company called Hudson Soft which is now defunct. This fish tank ran on a hand-me-down Wii, on a hand-me-down TV in front of the pharmacy counter at the Medicine Shop in Roswell for a couple of years until the store closed. It has pacified countless customers and entertained countless children for countless hours. It’s still my favorite Wii “game.”

Archaeology that sounds to good to be true, probably is

Questions To Ask of Sensational Stories in Biblical Archaeology

Every now and again a sensational story related to biblical archaeology hits the headlines. (This week it was this one.) It’s not long before I receive emails asking about the authenticity of the alleged discovery. To help my readers better discern whether they are dealing with a potentially legitimate discovery or not, I suggest that the following questions be asked as you read the report.

  • Does this discovery sound too good to be true? If so, it’s probably bogus.
  • It is reported by a news source you’ve never heard of? If so, it’s probably bogus.
  • Does it cite archaeologists that you’ve never heard before and don’t appear on a Google search? If so, it’s probably bogus.