So, here’s the scoop.
Archive for January, 2012
The other evening one of those parenting moments comes along that everyone knows will happen, but very few get the opportunity to choose when, or to prepare adequately for beforehand.
I thought this was a thought provoking blog post. Sometimes the devil you know isn’t very comforting. I like how the blog focuses not on the legalistic issue of divorce, but on how Gingrich appears to be dealing with it.
Spanking your child?
- So, to research this, I first read the original alert from the HSLDA.
- Using the information on the Bill number, I was able to Google the law as it exists and has existed since 1972.
- I also Googled the specific revisions that are being proposed to this existing law.
- I also Googled the legal definitions for particular terms that are also included in Mississippi law.
The American Catholic world is all afire with the recent announcement that appeals to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to allow for broader, religious-based exemptions to mandatory contraceptive coverage in national health care guidelines have been denied. This means that religious organizations must offer free contraceptive coverage to their employees, even if the religious organization opposes the use of contraceptives. Not only this, but the coverage must provide for contraception at no cost to the individual – no co-pay or other form of cost sharing. If an employee wants birth control, they can receive it with no additional out of pocket expense. HHS allows exemptions to required contraceptive coverage only for churches and primary religious institutions, but is denying the exemption to religious schools, hospitals, and other organizations associated with a religious body but not primarily engaged in religious activities. The only concession appears to be a one-year period during which such religious organizations are to determine how best they can comply with the mandated coverage.
Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living. But is there such a thing as examining things too much?
As people spend more of their lives online through virtual communities such as Facebook, increasingly there is a concern about how to treat these digital extensions of ourselves once we die.
A quick reference to a practice that at least in theory makes a lot of sense. If people play the lottery on the off (really, really, really, really, really, really off) chance of striking it rich, perhaps people would be inclined to put money into savings for the chance to win prizes. Even if they don’t win, they still have the money they put into savings. An earlier article on the same idea can be found here.
Only more so, perhaps.