I has a similar experience. Since then, I use IE a little more - but still not much more than just testing.
I always tip anyone who relies on tips for a living. I think sometimes we think too much about whether the server is being overtipped. I refuse to look at it that way. If I were drinking at an open bar, I would tip what I always tip - because I can afford to, it’s a nice thing to do, and most importantly, because the person serving deserves to be paid for his or her work. If the bartender ends up with twice as much somehow, why should that bother me? A few drinks for a few bucks is a great deal. Enjoy it. If the bartender goes home with a few extra bucks, that’s even better if you ask me.
There has been a lot of controversy on this one. I understand both sides of the argument. On the one hand, I think dismissing the movie as unfit for viewing by Christians is a ridiculous position. On the other, LifeWay has a right to sell what it wants and refuse to sell certain items. The bigger question is how the church thinks it can reach society with relevant messages when the media they support is not relevant. I’ll probably have a lot more to say about this later.
You see? This is what is wrong with the merging of state and church. This is exactly it. She doesn’t want government funded radical Islamist schools, and I don’t want government funded radical fundamentalist Christian schools.
“firms that don’t make anything collect patents in order to extract licensing settlements from companies that do.”
There are so many things I love about this story. I know people steal for other reasons, but LEGOs are expensive, yet so very desirable. It is no surprise that people go to such lengths to steal them. It also tells you something when you can lower the price of an item and the cashier doesn’t notice. Perhaps the item is overpriced to begin with?
A very real danger. Fortunately, I didn’t get a cell phone until about the time my kids were both ready for one. All four of us are using our phones a lot, and I think we’ve cultivated an environment where it’s okay to use them in moderation. All four of us are also averse to interruptions so we tend not to use them during dinner, etc.
No doubt some kids don’t want a job, but I think this problem stems from parents who try to do too much for their kids through their entire lives. Some kids probably don’t realize it’s okay for them to take initiative.
There are fewer things I enjoy more than the intersection of sports and math. Excellent stuff!