Sunday, December 09, 2007


I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

-- Author Unknown

Would you?

[Photo: bunn-gas by lokiv7]

So, I thought this story was kind of interesting, and genuinely wondered what I'd do. Thought I'd post and ask you, too. :)

If you drove up to a gas station, late at night (no one present working the store, but the gas pumps are still accepting credit cards), and you notice the pumps have been (obviously accidentally) set to charge $0.33 per gallon of gas...

Do you fill up and high tail it out of there? Do you call and tell someone? Do you come back with a 50 gallon drum? :)

Do you feel it's stealing? Does the company have a right to ask for its money back?

If it was reversed, and the pump was accidentally set to $30.33 per gallon, and a customer inadvertantly filled their tank up, does your opinion still hold? Is the customer out of luck, or do they have a right to ask for their money back?

Monday, December 03, 2007

The president is an aetheist!

[Photo: Separation of Church and State by iampeas]

I was watching The View this morning. during the Hot Topics segment, one of the panelists asserted that she could never support a president or presidential candidate who does not have faith in God or a higher power. I found her comments very intriguing, especially given the fundamental principal of the separation of church and state that our country was built on. (Not that our current president has been a great advocate of it...)

I began wondering about the following:

  • What qualities does a president who does not believe in a higher power lack that would cause him to be an ineffective leader?
  • How does a belief in a higher power better qualify you to lead a democratic nation?
  • What higher power is it acceptable for the president to believe in? The Christian God? Buddha? Allah?
  • Is a president with a strong faith more likely to deny citizens secular rights that do not agree with his/her beliefs? (*ahem* Mr. Bush)

What do you think?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

9/11 Mystery Plane