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translations

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

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Having a discussion at work, about translations of the Bible. One member of the group contends that the King James Version is the only inspired English translation. Here are my comments to the group:

My parents are in the process of translating the Bible into Gapapaiwa, a local language in Papua New Guinea. […]

political results

Friday, April 16th, 2004

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Well, the election came and went. One thing led to another, and I didn’t get a chance to go and vote. Even if I had, Gohmert would have won by about 4,000 votes. When it comes down to it, I guess this one was less important than the first election, since the […]

sentence

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

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As Adam Smith says in The Wealth of Nations,
A salted hide is reckoned inferior to a fresh one, and sells for a lower price.
From tLB, with these instructions:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. […]

more political

Monday, April 12th, 2004

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I got another call asking who I would vote for, this time Friday evening.
The election tomorrow is a run-off, since neither Louie Gohmert nor John Graves gathered the required 50% of the votes. They were the top two among several candidates. By having a run-off election with just the two of […]

casual Friday

Friday, April 9th, 2004

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Friday is “casual” day. In this place, that means jeans are acceptable. The rest of the week, they are not. Even today, at least a polo shirt is required.
I’ve heard some of my co-workers wishing it were not so. They would rather be wearing jeans all the time. If […]