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Defying the odds

  1. 01st August 2006
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Are you a gambler? "No!" most people would say: "I don't go to casinos or play the lottery, or bet the horses." This is a good thing, since common sense tells you that the house always wins. But, do you play the odds in other ways? This thought came to mind as I observed three young adults smoking cigarettes as they enjoyed an animated conversation outside a...

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At the precipice of economic collapse

  1. 25th July 2006
  2. Don Davis

Can North Americans afford to fill their gas tanks at $4 or $5 per gallon? If not, what will they do for transportation when oil prices rise? With very few exceptions (such as Canada), the governments of most oil-producing nations now hate the United States!

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A war of weapons, a war of words

  1. 18th July 2006
  2. Gary F. Ehman (1937–2021)

The eyes of the world are once again riveted to the escalating fighting and chaos erupting in the Middle East. As expected, the tiny nation of Israel once more finds itself fighting a war on both physical and political fronts.

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Giving up Everest

  1. 11th July 2006
  2. Rod McNair

On May 26, 2006, high on the north slope of Mount Everest, Daniel Mazur, Olympia, Washington climbing guide was faced with a life or death decision. He was climbing the summit of Everest when he and his party encountered a most unusual sight. "Mazur, his two clients and a Sherpa guide were just two hours from the 29,035-foot peak… when they came across 50-year-...

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But I was told the Law was done away

  1. 05th July 2006
  2. Carl Ponder (1939-2007)

Recently someone asked why his church teaches that "the law is done away, was a burden for the people to keep and was nailed to the cross," while we in the Living Church of God teach obedience to all ten of the commandments. The answer is found in the Bible.

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Britain is getting bashed again by France and Germany - Old Europe - for refusing to follow their lead on European matters. The European Union summit, marking the end of the six month presidency of Luxembourg, ended in failure to agree on a 870 billion euro budget for the period of 2007-2013.

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Emergency Rooms in Crisis

  1. 20th June 2006
  2. Don Davis

Hospital emergency rooms all across the United States are in crisis, according to a National Public Radio segment aired on June 15, 2006. In many overcrowded emergency rooms, sick and injured people not in imminent danger of death may sometimes await treatment for hours – or even days. What is the cause of this problem, and what should you be doing to prepare...

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Marked for life

  1. 14th June 2006
  2. Gary F. Ehman (1937–2021)

Picture a boy dangling from meat hooks, his flesh torn by the hooks jabbed into his backside. This shocking image could come straight from Dante's Inferno, or from a woodcut depicting prisoners tortured in the deep, dark dungeons of a medieval castle. But this modern young man's wounds are self-inflicted — a bizarre example of the new-age art form of self-...

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A tale of the "Grail"

  1. 05th June 2006
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

The entire world is abuzz about the blockbuster book by Dan Brown, and the movie version, which recently hit theaters worldwide. Critics have excoriated the film, but people seem to be fascinated by it and are attending in droves. Recently, as I waited for a laboratory technician to take care of some lab work, I overheard her chatting with another patient. The...

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