Wednesday, September 24


Google Earth Smiley shotRussians playing to the Google Earth satellite camera -- makes me smile, too ~ link

The problem with the American health care system is that people expect a high level of service but no one wants to pay for it. That, in a nutshell, is what Dr G Timothy Johnson said in his speech at North Park University. Good reporting, Stan! ~ link

"Arctic scientists discover new global warming threat as melting permafrost releases millions of tons of a gas 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide" ~ link
Peapod electric car
Introducing Peapod -- Chyster's newest GEM, electric green car ~ link

Driving in the rain on Guam is like driving through a carwash and lately the car has been really clean. All of the weather that we've been dealing with over the past few days has now organized itself into Typhoon Jangmi and it is heading toward the southern tip of Taiwan. We haven't had much wind out of the system but we have had a pattern of dump -- roads flood -- dry out -- dump -- flood again. It is currently dumping again.
cargo container living
AP story on small homes being made from shipping containers -- "a huge improvement in safety, security, and health over where many now live." ~ link

Fusion -- missional -- convergence -- creatively out of the box -- it's all there in the story of the second generation Persian-American Christians reaching out to house churches in Iran via television. ~ link

Scot McKnight's Jesus Creed book is now a DVD presentation. I'm trying to decide whether to spend the $60 since I use his book for my spiritual formation class... Wait -- I've decided... I just finished the order on Amazon. ~ link

It's not just Florida -- but the whole US citrus industry could be in danger because of "greening." Translation: expect a significant increase in the cost of grapefruits, lemons, oranges, and orange juice. ~ link

Google is committing $10 million to its "Project 10 to the 100th" which will be used to implement projects that are suggested by the public with the goal of helping as many people as possible. ~ link

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