Friday, April 25, 2014

LifeLock CEO’s Identity Stolen 13 Times

Were you thinking about getting LifeLock to prevent identity theft? You may want to rethink that stategy.

Apparently, when you publish your Social Security number prominently on your website and billboards, people take it as an invitation to steal your identity.
LifeLock CEO Todd Davis, whose number is displayed in the company’s ubiquitous advertisements, has by now learned that lesson. He’s been a victim of identity theft at least 13 times, according to the Phoenix New Times.

Original article.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Determined Osprey Thwarts Maryland Transportation Authority

Once in the while an unlikely hero steps into the limelight and impresses us with his brazen disregard for the authorities in his quest for a greater goal. And so in front of the traffic camera designated Gantry N-1, on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, our hero Mr. Osprey has decided to take a stand.

This determined bird is on his fourth nest after the Maryland Transportation Authority has torn down 3 others that were blocking Gantry N-1’s view of traffic. I live along a highway so I have to say I’m on the bird's side!

The best part of this to me is the fact that intelligent human beings see no other solution than to remove the nest. I’m not sure what these cameras look like or how they are situated, but how about an extension pole to lift the camera a little above the nest. You waste a ton of taxpayer money already so how about it? Let's stop and think of a way to preserve and not destroy the osprey’s quality of life.

Here is the Fox News report of the story.
Here is a Link to the Traffic cam to see our hero. Choose the camera link Gantry N-1.

Update: Fox News Report Update  An Osprey who continued to try building a nest on a Bay Bridge traffic camera will be accommodated, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) announced on Wednesday.
Update2: Traffic cam, Bay Bridge ospreys coexisting: A newly built platform allows a family of ospreys to live next to, instead of in front of, a Maryland Transportation Authority traffic camera on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun video)

Some more photos...


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs share how God healed them and their marriage. It is an incredible story of how God can change lives. Also here is the link for the story on the "I Am Second" website.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars - Donovan Neal

This speculative Christian fiction novel has been described as a prequel to the Bible. Please let me preface this review with a disclaimer. In no way is this book to be taken as a true scriptural approach to the events surrounding the fall of Satan and the rebellion of one third of God's angels. It is what it claims to be: A speculative book. Based on scripture, The Third Heaven gives us a possible behind the scenes look at the events of the great war and fall of Lucifer and his fallen angels. It is designed to answer how, along with one third of the angels, Lucifer lost his position in Heaven.

I thoroughly enjoyed the author's take on the fall of Lucifer and how that came to be. The reasoning behind how Satan thought he could get away with supplanting God on His throne and taking His place was an example of creative writing at its finest. The action and war scenes were masterfully and emotionally penned. The story flows wonderfully and his prose is remarkable. The descriptive passages seem to lift from the pages into your imagination. Descriptions of angel's personalities make them all the more real. Neal's handling of the story in my opinion was quite plausible.

Mr. Neal realizes that this story is hugely speculative and that there are problems with telling it. The fact that there isn't much written in the Bible about it is a witness to that fact. He has provided a link for some of these questions at:!thinking-behind-the-third-heaven-series/c22ty I would recommend you read this before reading the book, though it's really not necessary. I am looking forward to the next installment in this series.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the story of the fall of Satan and the one third of angels. At the very least this book provides some possible thoughts as to how this came to be. Just remember, keep telling yourself "It's just a story!"

Rated 5 Stars