Until every soul is freely permitted to investigate every book, and creed, and dogma for itself, the world cannot be free. Mankind will be enslaved until there is mental grandeur enough to allow each man to have his thought and say. This earth will be a paradise when men can, upon all these questions differ, and yet grasp each other's hands as friends. It is amazing to me that a difference of opinion upon subjects that we know nothing with certainty about, should make us hate, persecute, and despise each other. Why a difference of opinion upon predestination, or the trinity, should make people imprison and burn each other seems beyond the comprehension of man; and yet in all countries where Christians have existed, they have destroyed each other to the exact extent of their power. Why should a believer in God hate an atheist? Surely the atheist has not injured God, and surely he is human, capable of joy and pain, and entitled to all the rights of man. Would it not be far better to treat this atheist, at least, as well as he treats us?-Robert Ingersoll
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Why EVEN HAVE Starr tests if you're going to do THIS?
There's an irony here
The path to graduation for students who struggle with standardized tests got a little clearer Wednesday.
The Texas House passed Senate Bill 149, which creates a graduation committee at each high school to assess whether students should graduate even if they fail as many as two of the five end-of-course tests they take as part of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness.....
Among the groups supporting the bill was the 65,000-member Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers.
"The overwhelming support for this legislation today sh.....
salon | 4/25/2015/6:27:55 PM |
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/25/2015|
It's really been a great day today. The veggies I planted last week are coming along nicely, probably need to spray with miracle grow as well.
I LOVE this video
Thousands protest over custody death of Freddie Gray
Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota? hah
Voting rights lawsuit in Carrollton
In his suit, Guillermo Ramos accuses the seven-member s......
salon | 4/25/2015/6:25:29 PM |
Why I Will Not Vote for Ron Hankins to be on the Somervell County Hospital Board 2015|
First and foremost, I want to see professionalism amongst those who are on the board. For the most part, I think that holds true with most of the current board members, but does not apply to Ron Hankins. Here's my personal, opinionated list of why not, please click the links to most of the time seeing video or hearing audio to back up my view. Please read these carefully and watch the vid......
salon | 4/25/2015/5:00:26 PM |
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/21/2015|
Catching up to outside things that must be done before it gets really hot. I've got a container garden in now, and today am going to make some goose nests and chicken nest from plastic containers, including some plastic mineral tubs. Will probably do a separate post on the steps plus see how the heck the birds will accept them. Had 2 goslings that hatched out the other day and worked this morn......
salon | 4/21/2015/10:19:08 AM |
Audio-Preservation Board Special Meeting (Glen Rose) from April 4/7/2015|
City of Glen Rose
Tuesday, April 7 , 2015 , 5:30 PM
City Council Chambers, 201 NE Vernon Street, Glen Rose, Texas
1.Call to order
2.Pledge of Allegiance.
3.Roll call and verification of a quorum present.
4.Presentation from KOME 95.3 Radio Station regarding remote broad......
salon | 4/18/2015/9:43:00 AM |
Audio -City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting 4/13/2015 |
Audio (Thank you to Terri Johnson and Kyle McCain)
Rough Transcript: To hear exactly what is said, please listen to the audio.
Dennis Moore calls meeeting to order. Sue Oldenburg offers prayer. Pledge to US flag and Texas flag.
Citizen comments: Sue Oldenburg: Thank city council and particularly Oakdale and staff for very successful bluegrass festival. Bands good, pa......
salon | 4/16/2015/10:07:49 AM |
Upcoming Election in Somervell County on May 9 2015|
Been wondering about both the dates and what someone does if he or she doesn't have a photo id. Here's a link for how to get a FREE photo id aka "Election Identification Certificate" at the driver's licence bureau. (Granbury)
And here are the dates, etc. from the SOS website
Election Outlook: Early voting for the May 9, 2015 Limited Uniform Election run......
salon | 4/15/2015/2:17:14 PM |
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/15/2015 |
Got vegetable plants.REAL tomatoes grown by me on the vine. What more can a person want?
Oh, right. I WANT food regulation. I want to know that the FDA is doing as much as possible to be sure the food I eat is safe. But it seems the FDA doesn't always really KNOW what's in our food???????
US Senate inappropriately inserts itself into the Iran deal. YOu know what gets me about t......
salon | 4/15/2015/1:13:41 PM |
|And SHAME on JD Sheffield too!
That's Ole Rick Perry for ya! Attack Obamacare but REALLY take $148 million in grants |
In Texas, Perry took in at least $148 million in Obamacare grants while refusing money tied to the insurance exchange and the Medicaid expansion. He stepped down as governor in January.
Besides the fact that Rick Perry is a huge hypocrite, the EXCUSE for taking federal money while pretending you don't is laughable.
"Governor Perry has long called for flexibility fro......
salon | 4/15/2015/10:32:21 AM |
|Guess She learned Pay to Play from Rick Perry
Another Pay to Play Crony of Rick Perry's - Karen Robinson|
Austin American Statesman
Criminal investigators looking into Texas’ no-bid contract with Austin tech firm 21CT are now delving into allegations that the former state official in charge of billions of dollars in technology contracts abused her position when she urged companies vying for state business to donate to her favorite charity: Rodeo Austin.
How'd Karen Robins......
salon | 4/14/2015/6:09:04 PM |
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