That looked to be about a 4.2 to 4.5 where that particular video was filmed. Had that town been hit by the full force of an 8.3, you would have seen waves like one would see on the ocean rolling across the ground. Every shelf would not only have been emptied, but they all would have been leveled. And unless that building was heavily reinforced it would have completely caved in.
 September 15, 2015 at 1:28am
Prayer in schools, the Ten Commandments on public display, free speech on many college campuses, vouchers for Christian schools, a nativity creche on the lawn of city hall, retail employees saying Merry Christmas, display of the American flag on t-shirts in schools, high school bands playing instrumental hymns as part of their halftime show, the ability of insurance companies to sell health insurance across state lines, ranching, drilling, and agricultural activities on seized land now belonging to the federal government, the ability of homeowners to even paint their house the color of their choosing because of zoning regulations, the use of huge swaths of public land for recreational purposes,…. want me to keep going?
 September 11, 2015 at 8:20am
Thanks a lot East. Now that’s gonna be rattling around in my skull all day.
 August 23, 2015 at 9:14am
You want to keep Oreos in the US? Then get rid of the protectionist sugar subsidies that are the only thing propping up that industry in America.
When government goes something in one area, it always has unintended effects in others.
You swim in the ocean with the solid, liquid, and gaseous excretions of a million different species and you’re worried about a bit of sanitized human wizz in your pool water? Let me know when you have a real problem.
I don't swim in the ocean, or any large natural body for that matter. It's not because of what's in the water that I don't like, it's what LIVES in the water and either bites or poisons you.
 June 23, 2015 at 10:14am
Have y’all become so cynical that you have lost a sense of wonderment at God’s creations?
What you are seeing is an amazing display that draws on fluid dynamics, electro-optics, the unique properties of water, and a dozen other fundamental aspects of how our world is made. That phenomenon is so rare that most people never see it in their lifetimes.
Start appreciating the world around you more than the idiots involved in politics and let God take care of things.
Amen to that!
But, it is hard not to get all worked up about all the evil clowns who are ushering in tyranny, and all the stupid clowns who are voting for their own enslavement.
Yep, the folks walking around every day looking at their shoes (or computer screens) sure miss a lot. It took me a while to recognize what I was seeing but I did see lightning striking upwards from the ground one night. I'd never heard of it before but found, although rare, it's not all that rare. Cool stuff.
It's so nice to read a post written by someone who has a real actual brain, a heart and a soul. Getting a little rare these days. So many people take so much for granted because if they didn't the wonder of all that is around them would leave them with no doubt as to the existence of God. This universe supposedly started from a big 'bang'. Matter, in it's raw form....CHAOS.....streamed in from ?????? How did the incredibly complex organization of this universe come-about from CHAOS? They speak of evolution which, I agree, can not be denied HOWEVER, who is to say that evolution and creation had to be two totally separate & conflicting events. Perhaps evolution is HOW God populated this world. How did ORGANIC LIFE begin from a NON ORGANIC primordial 'OOZE'. Where did that 'spark' of life come from. Look at anything God has created under the microscope & the closer you look the more perfect it is. Now take a look at something man made. The closer you look the more faults you find. I am a doctor and I have never cured a single patient. All I have done has been to give Gods creation some assistance in healing itself. We are self healing if we were not nothing medical would help anyone. People today are so blinded and jaded to everything. They do not realize God is not found in church or religion. He is found in His creation! All you need to do is ask God to reveal Himself to you in a way you will understand & then wait. He will.
God Bless All!
I would have been deleted just for "thinking"your post!
Thats as stupid as dying for 72 virginians....:-)
You are probably right. I was hoping for the best, but you are right. And it's sad. Very sad. He will probably told he was awesome and how cool he was. Never mind that he almost died and all over a car. Such a stupid thing to get shot over really.
@ useful idiot
Yes yes it is and very much the same mind set too.
 December 13, 2014 at 11:07pm
Yo kisses, it ain’t your, it be you’re.
 December 10, 2014 at 6:56am
The glass houses phrase dates back to the late 1300s. It is first found in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, BOOK II. Incipit Prohemium Secundi Libri, line 867.
And for-thy, who that hath an heed of verre,
Fro cast of stones war him in the werre!
I’ll let y’all deal with the Middle English translation, but suffice it to say that verre means glass.
 November 26, 2014 at 9:36am
You are the very reason nothing of significance gets done in this world anymore. Your cynicism — and that of many others — has reached depths that may be beyond repair. You have no sense of decorum, no quality of consideration, and no feeling that there may actually be people in our country and world who care about others and their plights.
And yes, that is who the Bible calls fools — those who place earthly philosophies above the Word of God.
By the way. adding servers for Worthy of Praise in no way benefits the commercial aspect of our other companies. The sites hosted on them generate zero income, take up resources that cost money, and require a time investment that draws away from paying clients. But it is what God commanded us to do: Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel. I do not have the gift or calling to be a minister or missionary, but I do have the technical skills to allow those who are to spread the Gospel of Christ to those who do not know.
 November 26, 2014 at 7:54am
Rather than you fools deriding the bank for what they did, how about coming up with some ideas of what you would do?
I own a company called Worthy of Praise that is an adjunct to our commercial hosting business. We provide free web and list hosting services to any Christian church in the world. No fees. No ads. No strings attached. I would purchase additional servers and hire someone to do some programming that is needed so that we could expand our offerings and make it even easier for churches to get a presence on the web.
Since we started this in 2000, we have had over 1,000 churches host with us. And I use the word “had” intentionally. It is our desire to act as a catalyst for a church’s web needs to the point that they literally outgrow our services. We have had about 30 churches develop the need to bring their web presence in-house as a result.
We also provide hosting for churches in parts of the world where being a Christian can get you killed. North Korea, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia may be able to harm Christians within their borders, but they can’t touch us. Our services, combined with what is becoming ubiquitous smart phone use internationally has provided a means to bring the Gospel to those previously unreached.
Cheese puffs, Dom Perignon and maybe a polar bear rug!
Yeah because calling people fools screams "I love Jesus" /rolls eyes
Personally from just what you wrote you basically said "I own a commercial hosting business and I would give the money to ME so I can have more servers to benefit myself but others as well" I bet you even believe thats not the least bit selfish either huh?
Don't get me wrong I'm glad you are doing good things with your business because many dont, however most who do good works for the right reason don't feel the need to say "hey look at me." You just did a commercial for your company while calling people fools. great job at marketing lol.
Where does this money come from? Interest on deposits is how banks make money and they have to budget some for advertising and promotional fees. Publicity that makes them look good! Gee, who woulda thunk???
Church money? Don't get me started.
If I had $30,000.00? Tthat would be more than the wife and I make in a year so I guess I would buy a house and invest the rest so that I can be rich and retire at 70 (which is 10 years from now)!.
 November 26, 2014 at 3:38am
Reminds me of a swarm of gnats, good only for swatting until they’re all dead.
 November 20, 2014 at 8:30pm
So notice that with all he just gave away, there was not one word about the consequences regarding those who DO meet the criteria, but who do not abide by this edict.
Let’s say that someone has been in the United States for over five years, has a job, is not a criminal, but who can not pay his or her back taxes? Will that be grounds for deporting them? Or what if someone has committed a misdemeanor? Does that qualify as a crime? How about if they fit the criteria, but are in between jobs?
Too many variables and not enough consequences involved with this amnesty program.
At this point, it is a far greater imperative to get rid of Obama than anyone here illegally. They can be dealt with later. Obama is the problem right now.
None, I repeat NONE of them meet the criteria he laid out. They are ALL two time felons.
First Felony - crossing an international border illegally.
Second Felony - They are either a tax cheat OR have comitted identity theft to get a social security number.
End of story - PERIOD
 November 17, 2014 at 9:59pm
Bass, no treble.
 November 13, 2014 at 4:12pm
It actually makes sense to incorporate some science and math into PE courses. For instance, in any sport where there is motion, you have the laws of physics in play. The human body is comprised of muscles and tendons that work in concert with the nervous system to produce movement. Math comes into play with all the statistics involved in virtually every sport. Chemistry and its application to biological functions explains how food is turned into energy and used by the body.
Those skills are also applicable to other areas. For instance, I’ve taught a lot of kids how to drive. I don’t begin with the art of driving, but with the engineering of the car and the physics behind motion. Once they understand how the car works, how the parts act together, how their own actions affect the vehicle, and how physics plays into the motion, they better understand how to drive.
I agree with your premise, but Physics should be taught in Physics class. Using examples from gym class to enhance the kids understanding is appropriate but expecting they guy in the tight gym shorts to be able to effectively teach math and science is a bit of a stretch. And stretching is for Gym class.
I don't see what your comment has to do with hating Common Core and using any and every story about it to reenforce the idea of homeschooling.
If the common core program is so inefficient that math, physics, chemistry,etc., cannot be taught in the allotted time for math, physics, chemistry, etc., then it needs to be abandoned. It's bad enough that the schools are social engineering cognitively dysfunctional citizen drones but do we really need them to be physical wusses too?
 November 13, 2014 at 7:04am
I suspect that when you get right down to it, the worst and most soul-wrenching job in the world has got to be a critical care nurse in a neonatal ICU. I don’t understand how they can watch those babies die day after day and still maintain their sanity even in light of the successes they have.
most of the nurses i know lost their sanity long ago.
I work as a hospice nurse. I've had three patients die in the past week. Each family and each patient I work with gives me perspective on life. I show love for those I work with, and I see love between family and the patient. I see shared memories and sacrifices in taking care of them in their dying days. By the end everyone is prepared for the death. I suspect that in neonatal ICU, nurses also gain a deep perspective on life -- that is, that we are all here for a relatively short time. We are blessed if we come to this world with loving parents, and when we pass on, we go to a more glorious place. For the nurse, there is peace knowing they've done everything they can, then seeing God decide that it's time to bring his child back to him.
 November 12, 2014 at 10:02am
Of course they did. They were generally made of sharpened obsidian, flint. shells or bone. Some were bronze or gold. Razors used for shaving have been found in archeological sites dating back 18,000 years, though they are not frequently found until the early Roman Empire.
They had iron to make blades in the first century AD (when Jesus lived). Sharpened obsidian, flint. shells or bone would have been used much earlier. The Romans of the first century AD would have used bronze or iron blades. The very rich might have used gold.