October 04, 2007

RSS Reader Cruise

Remember the Blogroll Cruise? When I cruised through my blogroll quoting people that you should be reading? Well, I'm doing it a bit differently now.

Looking at the blogroll(s), there are a LOT of blogs I don't read, for whatever reason. And there are plenty of blogs I DO read that aren't on there. I'm working on a fix, but for now, I'm calling the cruise what it really is -- the RSS Reader Cruise.

I rarely read blogs at their web sites anymore. I dump them all into Google Reader and read them there (unless they only send the first 200 characters or something to the feed; then I have to go to the page and finish the article if it's interesting enough. You understand why I don't do that with this blog ...). So here we go:

Jared Wilson. Heck, I read whatever he writes -- if he wrote cereal boxes, I'd read more of those. I learn something every time I read one of his posts. And I love this one. Especially this part

I believe Jesus is for the cool. I believe you can be cool and follow Jesus. I believe there are cool Christians. But what if -- honestly, what if -- Jesus asked you to give up all your coolness to follow him? Would you still want to? What if following Jesus meant dressing up in a suit and having an Alfalfa haircut and listening to CCM? I mean, it doesn't, obviously (and thank God). But what if it did? Would having Jesus still be worth it?

The truth is, a great many of us desperately need to nail cool to the cross.
Life in Christ is about dying to self.

I've always loved parody and satire, and recently discovered Tominthebox News Network. Just read anything there, laugh, and then think about what it's trying to say. I think that's the problem with satire -- it assumes that people think. I'm not sure that's true anymore.

Ditto for SBC Outpests, but for different reasons. They've been silent for a while, but it's worth monitoring.

Joe Thorn blogs about unplugging, which ties in with a book I reviewed not long ago. Technology is good, but it should be our servant -- not our master. That's a lesson I'm trying very hard to learn.

I've got more, but that should keep you for a while.

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1 Warren, wow, thanks so much for the kind words and the link.

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Posted by: hoacjjeqdt at November 26, 2007 06:59 PM (O5faa)

3 to how I was treated. Egg did not make it clear that gambling transactions are treated as a cash advance and incur extortionate interest rates plus fees, never mind the fact that as I have an Egg savings account I should not have been charged said fees. I also felt Egg took an extremely heavy handed and judgemental approach towards me they blocked my card. Following a letter requesting that I have a discussion with them, I found the staff incredibly rude. One person kept implying I was an idiot for using a credit card to gamble, and said the card was being primarily used for gambling it was a couple of small transactions! I then said I did not wish to use the card, due to their treatment of me, and was virtually bullied into agreeing to make it repayment only. I am now extremely worried it will have a negative impact on my future credit rating. I have never mismanaged the account, it wasn't near its limit, and I have...
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Posted by: sfomhneeur at November 27, 2007 01:33 AM (O5faa)

4 any for discharging excessive lead into the air is a clear message to business that breaches won't be tolerated, Greater Wellington Regional Council says. The court yesterday fined Exide Technologies $5000 after the company pleaded guilty to discharging lead into the air from its battery recycling plant in Petone during March, April and May this year. The council brought the prosecution against Exide after detecting the company had breached its resource consent conditions. The emissions, recorded at one of the plant's boundary monitors, exceeded the permitted limit of 1.5 micrograms with an average of 2.08mcg of lead per cubic metre of air. The court found there was no evidence of any environmental or public health ramifications resulting from the discharge. Council environmental regulation manager Al Cross said he was...
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Posted by: kjwcumhskl at November 27, 2007 05:08 AM (O5faa)

5 Fieldstone originates, sells and services residential mortgage loans. Fieldstone's focus is "non conforming" loans, which do not meet the guidelines of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for example, because of a low down payment or a borrower with a spotty credit history. In an emergency motion filed with the bankruptcy court, Fieldstone details how slowing home price appreciation and rising interest rates kick started a surge in mortgage delinquencies beginning in late 2006. This contributed to mortgage lenders reaping lower premiums on sales of loans in the secondary market. The lower valuations in the secondary market in turn led to mortgage lenders "receiving unprecedented margin calls from their secured creditors," documents show. On Aug. 1, Fieldstone was no longer able to access the credit markets, according to the motion, and was unable to originate residential...
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6 Fieldstone originates, sells and services residential mortgage loans. Fieldstone's focus is "non conforming" loans, which do not meet the guidelines of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for example, because of a low down payment or a borrower with a spotty credit history. In an emergency motion filed with the bankruptcy court, Fieldstone details how slowing home price appreciation and rising interest rates kick started a surge in mortgage delinquencies beginning in late 2006. This contributed to mortgage lenders reaping lower premiums on sales of loans in the secondary market. The lower valuations in the secondary market in turn led to mortgage lenders "receiving unprecedented margin calls from their secured creditors," documents show. On Aug. 1, Fieldstone was no longer able to access the credit markets, according to the motion, and was unable to originate residential...
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7 Fieldstone originates, sells and services residential mortgage loans. Fieldstone's focus is "non conforming" loans, which do not meet the guidelines of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for example, because of a low down payment or a borrower with a spotty credit history. In an emergency motion filed with the bankruptcy court, Fieldstone details how slowing home price appreciation and rising interest rates kick started a surge in mortgage delinquencies beginning in late 2006. This contributed to mortgage lenders reaping lower premiums on sales of loans in the secondary market. The lower valuations in the secondary market in turn led to mortgage lenders "receiving unprecedented margin calls from their secured creditors," documents show. On Aug. 1, Fieldstone was no longer able to access the credit markets, according to the motion, and was unable to originate residential...
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Posted by: lhnzhvpiai at November 27, 2007 05:12 AM (O5faa)

9 TBILISI, Nov 26 (Reuters) A Georgian media tycoon wanted in Russia on fraud charges and accused at home of plotting a coup applied on Monday to run in a presidential election called to defuse tensions in the country. Badri Patarkatsishvili, now living abroad, funded opposition protests against President Mikhail Saakashvili this month that were dispersed by police using tear gas and rubber bullets. Police also shut down the main opposition television channel, Imedi, which Patarkatsishvili owns. "We submitted an official application to the Central Election Commission on behalf of Badri Patarkatsishvili for participation in (the Jan. 5) election," said Valery Gelbakhiani, one of his supporters. Saakashvili, himself borne to power on a wave of popular protest against corruption and poverty in 2003, resigned as Georgia's...
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