The world will end on Wednesday. With fire. By God.
The leader of the Christian organization eBible Fellowship warns that October 7 “will be the day that God has spoken of: in which, the world will pass away. It’ll be gone forever. Annihilated. “The…

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Why be Episcopalian?

THE MAGAZINE by Lisa Fischbeck “I don’t have any desire to be an Episcopalian. I just like the Church of the Advocate,” says the man who has been coming to the Advocate for 5 years. The Bishop’s visitation is ahead, and I’m trying to identify people who might want to get confirmed.

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Il Papa's got a brand new bike

Introducing the Popecycle 8 by Breezer: it's a benediction on 2 wheels.


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G+: Misinformation: Surgery Cannot Cure Type 2 Diabetes

It would be more correct to call it "remission."

Weight loss surgery ‘cures half of type-2 diabetes cases’ – BBC News
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.

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Poor Josh Duggar

Did he have a paid Ashley Madison account, or was it someone's idea of a joke back in 2013?

Frankly, back then he was only known as a spokesman for the Family Research Council, not as an accused child molester. So if it's not him, it's someone who knew his name and had a sly sense of humor. But they used a valid credit card that took subscription charges for months, so the identity of the Ashley Madison subscriber ought to be verifiable.

Oh, the schadenfreude. The weird "family values" of the Duggars are a never-ending source of embarrassing detail.

Family Values Activist Josh Duggar Had a Paid Ashley Madison Account
In 2013, conservative reality TV star Josh Duggar—of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting fame—was named the executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group in D.C. which seeks “to champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society.” During that time, he also maintained a paid account on Ashley Madison, a web site created for the express purpose of cheating o…

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My work schedule changed today so I had time to do a morning trainer ride

It's not far, not fast, but felt good.

I'm signed up again for #TourdeCure Chicago in June 2016, and I'm challenging myself to raise $3000.00. This year the route starts in Aurora from the riverside park.

If I raise $1500.00 by January 1, I will bite the bullet and ride 65 miles on the road route -and I hate road riding! However, it's fully supported and I'll be with a LOT of friends.

See more at http://gchallenge.ridewithginny.com

Morning Indoor Trainer 08/11/2015 – Ginny Gibbs’s 4.5 mi bike ride

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On My Wish List: Liv Flourish 2 Available Soon in US

This bike, which was recently featured in Bicycling Magazine, is now on my wish list. And now, it’s finally been announced in the US, with prices that seem to be lower than the article predicted! The MSRP is 580.00 on the Liv/Giant website, and it’ll be available at my local bikeshop(s). I’d have to do less to set it up for what I want it for: utility errand rides and cafe runs during daylight or early evening hours. I’d probably ruin it by adding a rear rack and baskets or panniers, though.


The Flourish comes with more gearing options, with three rings up front and a 7-speed Shimano IGH rear derailleur. The Flourish 2 ($620) that Sherman showed us comes with an oversize wicker basket that’s big enough to hold a full daypack and a cushioned leather spring saddle that helps smooth the ride. The swept handlebar enables you to hold on while sitting up (though the steering takes a little getting used to, it’s quicker than a flat bar), and fenders shield you from road splash. And because sometimes you don’t always remember to bring a light for your commute, or you end up staying out later than you think (like we did yesterday), I was excited to find that the Flourish 2 has a built-in lighting system: There’s an integrated rear blinky light and a headlight powered by a dynamo hub that lit my way to the bar and then home. Pricing starts at $360 for the Flourish 4 (no lighting, fenders, or chain guard) and goes up to $620 for the Flourish 2. Several color options are available, too.

Via: 2016 Liv City Bikes are Cute, Comfy, and Fun

No Contact Means No Contact

While looking for something else I stumbled across this post, which reminded me of an old roommate who had to go full no-contact with her abusive mother. It also reminded me of a recent girlfriend who had a narcissistic ex-boyfriend.

In both instances, I wasn't as supportive as I could have been, but at least the second time I got more of the gist of why "no contact means no contact."

Should I need to remind myself again, sticking this here to be left till called for.

The Art of No Contact: Part 1

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The Federal Bureau Of Investifartion Wants YOU

As Jezebel notes, it's just about the best typo of all time (and the Boston Globe Twitter account has the best auto-correct in the universe).

Well, Here It Is, the Best Typo of All Time
Jezebel has done its own investifartion and obtained an early version of the video in question:

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Welcome Home, Bud

Excuse me, something in my eye now.

WWII Army Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kelder, home, finally, after 73 years – Chicago
Pvt. Bud Kelder’s last letters to his parents are heartbreaking. The Schurz High School graduate volunteered for the Army before the United States entered World War II. He was stationed in the Philippines during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Within hours, Japanese forces invaded the islands. He wrote to his worried parents …

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