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.
The only way WireLurker can infect a Mac is if the user intentionally downloads and launches it. It hides bundles with apps that have been altered and distributed via unauthorized sites. If you stick to legitimate app download sites you can never get infected. Rather than being malicious, I see WireLurker as a very nice method of showing idiots that piracy is not worth it.
By the way, any computer can be infected with any application designed to do anything if the computer owner willingly downloads, installs, and launches it.
The user also has to physically type in the administrator password for the "malware" so that it can make the system changes. This whole story is just PaloAlto trying to get some publicity. It will amount to absolutely nothing.
 November 3, 2014 at 6:38pm
Now THIS is truly amazing.
I’ve just taken the time to read every post on this story. That ignorant wench is so far out of it that not one single person on this thread has even tried to defend her. And from what I have seen in the past, there are ALWAYS some confused leftists or outright trolls who will try to argue just about any leftist position.
When even the far left fringe won’t support you, it is probably time to hang it up forever.
 October 29, 2014 at 12:26am
We in modern society don’t always understand the logic behind the Old Testament punishments and restrictions. But those admonitions always were related as punishment for sinning against God. Further, they were only applicable to the Jewish people, the Chosen of God as embodied in the Abrahamic covenant.
Islam is different. It allows depraved acts, indeed mandates them. Not as punishment, but as part of obeying Allah. Those acts are not structured to be committed as penalty for a violation, but to be lived out as an accepted lifestyle worthy of Allah’s praise.
Sharia takes the words of the Koran and applied them legalistically as a means of theocratic government. And granted, while many Muslums do not accept Sharia law, that law is based solely and completely on the Koran. By not accepting Sharia a Muslum is saying that he or she does not fully accept the Koran, an act in itself punishable by death under Koranic teachings.
Muslums also believe that the Koran and Islamic laws, independent of strict Sharia, apply to everyone. And the penalty for not converting to Islam and obeying those laws is either enslavement or death.
I don’t recall Jews forcing everyone else to conform to their religion. If fact, it is just the opposite. Jews do not seek to convert anyone nor do they expect non-Jews to obey their laws. Further, there is no penalty for a non-Jew when they do not follow Jewish law.
So yeah, there is a huge difference.
 October 28, 2014 at 11:09pm
For all of you fools trying to make the comparison with the events surrounding the Catholic Church:
With Catholics, pedophilia is a grievous sin and it was covered up by men who placed money, prestige, and power above right and wrong.
With Islam, pedophilia is a God-given right and the leaders see nothing wrong with it.
So play your comparisons all day long, but you can’t get away from the fact that Islam itself is borne directly from Satan.
"With Islam, pedophilia is a God-given right and the leaders see nothing wrong with it."
Sir, you're talking about a group of 1.5+ billion people. To act as if it's an accepted and practiced tennant of the majority of Muslims is outrageous. It's as foolish as saying most Catholics are molestors.
I'm not even defending Islam - it has a rediculous track record of disrespecting women. Sharia law doesn't even necessarily look down on this, but hardly any Muslims follow Sharia. Some do, and they garner lots of attention, but again, you're talking about billions of people. The Old Testament also advises you on how to kill your children for disrepsecting their parents and how to kill a woman who isn't a virgin on her wedding day.
I understand there's a difference in principle, but it's not as disparate with respect to practice as you're suggesting.
I agree, Islam is of the devil. But be careful you're toying with moral relativism. Islam: "we did it and we're NOT sorry". Catholic: "we did it and we ARE sorry". Oh well that's OK then.
[-1] October 27, 2014 at 2:43pm
I have seen LEO escorted trucks four times in my life.
The first three were understandable. One involved the transport of a gigantic electrical transformer moving about four miles per hour with multiple tractors pulling and pushing the thing. They needed a lot of LEOs to direct traffic and allow line work to proceed so it could get under them.
The second was similar to the first except they were moving a house from one lot to another. That was amazing to watch especially when turning corners.
The third (which I did not find out what it was until later) was escorting a hydrogen nuclear warhead to Pope Air Force Base from points unknown. Amazingly heavy security.
The last, though, we confusing. It was an escort of a liquid hydrogen tanker. Granted had it exploded much of Raleigh would have been engulfed in a firestorm, but what were the LEOs supposed to do had it been attacked? Had someone been in possession of a RPG it would have been all over by the time anyone had a chance to react.
October 14, 2014 at 1:20am
Electing Grimes would be a disaster for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Senate.
But she is absolutely correct about one thing: no one has the right to know how she voted in any election. That is the one public policy transaction no politician or anyone else is not on the record about.
 October 14, 2014 at 12:03am
Agreed. But that support does not come from meditative repose gazing at stars. It comes from God and anytime someone substitutes anything for God I have a problem with that.
October 13, 2014 at 8:19pm
We are tonight 21 days out from Duncan’s first visit to the emergency room and his subsequent discharge. If the CDC is correct in maintaining that the incubation period is at most 21 days, then anyone who was in contact with him at the first visit is in the clear.
He was readmitted on 28 September. That represents the last contact non-medical personnel had with him. That 21 day maximum incubation period runs out this Friday, the 17th. So far no one from that group of friends, relatives or neighbors has fallen ill.
He died on the 8th of October and was cremated the next day. The 21 day window after his death extends the alleged danger period out to the 30th or so. One person so far that was exposed during that second window of hospitalization has fallen ill.
Given the number of people exposed at the initial hospital visit and his subsequent three day stay in that apartment, if does not seem like Ebola is very easy to contract since no one from those two large and completely unprotected groups has fallen ill.
 October 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
I read the text. but did not watch the video. And unless the video adds something significant to the text, all I can say is that Beck has become an idiot.
I don’t need a tent in the wilderness under the stars to feel peace. All I need is Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit who dwells within me. With God, I am at peace in the greatest of maelstroms, trials, and tribulations this world can throw at me.
Several times I have been to the edge of death and back with no sense of anxiety at all. Countless other times I could have been at that precipice. I think of such anytime I pass a major auto accident and realize that I was one red light or one slow driver ahead of me from being involved in it.
God takes care of me even in protecting me against my own stupidity when I don’t fully think things through before I act.
No matter what the financial conditions may be, I am always secure in knowing that even if I lost everything, it simply does not matter in the long run. God will always provide my basic needs as long as I obey His will.
And how do I know His will? It’s all right there in the Bible should anyone care to see for themselves.
The heavens God created are beautiful and magnificent to experience under crystal clear and dark skies, but they are just a reminder of God Himself and have nothing to do with us except to remind us of God and His infinite glory and power.
I also just read the text. I thought it was pretty good.
The first sentence could be left out and your status would be presented but not everyone is the rock to build upon but need some support from the rest of us to pull it together and continue. We all need encouragement no matter where it comes from in our daily lives.