Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day

Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day

If you have any of us strange creatures in your life known as Vegans/Vegetarians who are also Genealogists, then you’re probably going to see us being attacked with hugs on this strange day!

It just happens that today is both ‘Hug a Vegan/Vegetarian‘ and ‘Ancestor Appreciation’ day (great poem here).

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On Anti, Pro, or Partial Discrimination

On Anti, Pro, or Partial Discrimination

Most people in the U.S. believe in equal treatment of all citizens. A desire for freedom, fairness and equality are hallmarks of the Republic we have created. But are we taking a path to more fairness, equality, and freedom… or less?

This topic of anti-discrimination actually came up during a discussion related to some local legislation passed regarding LGBT anti-discrimination policy for city employees. I was less interested in the individual legislation, and more musing over the concept of anti-discrimination policy in general.

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Our 3D Replicator Moment

Our 3D Replicator Moment

I recently read a book called The Replicator Moment, and while it was a really terrible book I really loved the phrase so I’ll keep them in mind for that.

Our Replicator Moment is most certainly here. We’re in it, living through it, watching it unfold. If you don’t know what 3D printing is up to – you really need to get caught up fast. You don’t want to miss being a part of this.

I’ve made a quick 49 minute playlist which covers each of the hottest 3D technologies in brief. It should be enough to get you caught up with the current goings-on in the 3D printing world so you can get your footing. I suggest you click on the video and watch it on YouTube. Here you go…

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Yahoo! Begins to Shift

Yahoo! Begins to Shift

Yahoo! has just announced the largest clue to the future of the company – the new CEO has decided that they are going to stop letting employees telecommute to work. Now, to people on the outside of the tech industry, this may seem like a minor change. Others who ‘always thought it was a bad idea’ may feel vindicated by this move from a major corporation. Yet others may think this is a move which is an attack on the concept of telecommuting overall. It is exactly none of those things.

The reason the new CEO, Marissa Mayer, has done this is because they are getting ready to do major staff cuts.

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When Israel Stands Alone

When Israel Stands Alone

Zechariah 12

An Oracle.

The word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the human spirit within: See, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of reeling for all the surrounding peoples; it will be against Judah also in the siege against Jerusalem. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it shall grievously hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth shall come together against it. … 9 And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

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Salute to the Bulge

Salute to the Bulge

Thanksgiving is wrapping up for me. Several return trips to the trough, a couple of naps, and many hours later, I’m finally ready to call it for the night.

I certainly hope that every American was able to celebrate in some way today. I want to thank my local food bank for putting on a big spread for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy the holiday, and for getting out the word so that people had time to donate money toward this wonderful event. I also heard that Feeding America served Thanksgiving dinner to the Hurricane Sandy victims, many of whom still do not have power as December gets closer and closer.

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