Friday, July 12, 2013

Baptist Boys Of America



Rob Green, from Spartanburg, South Carolina will be the interim Executive Director of a new national youth character development program for boys. This organization will be an alternative for boys no longer happy with membership in the Boy Scouts of America.

Evidently the recent announcement that the Scouts will henceforth accept as members those boys who profess themselves as being gay has something to do with the creation of this new group.

A July 9, 2013 press release, in part, states: "Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens. Our mission is simple and clear: to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure."

In addition, the organization’s membership policy will focus on sexual purity rather than sexual orientation. The policy will read, in part: "the proper context for sexual relations is only between a man and a woman in the covenant of marriage."

In their Provisional Statement of Faith & Values, is written:

Purity -- Members are called to live a life of holiness, being pure of heart, mind, word and deed, reserving sexual activity for the sanctity of marriage; marriage being a lifelong commitment before God between a man and a woman.

Complete details HERE

What does the prefix 'meta' mean? I heard this question asked on a British TV show and neither they nor I could answer it. None of the characters could provide an answer. So, being the curious sort that I am, I looked it up.

a. Later in time: metestrus.
b. At a later stage of development: metanephros.
2. Situated behind: metacarpus.
a. Change; transformation: metachromatism.
b. Alternation: metagenesis.
a. Beyond; transcending; more comprehensive: metalinguistics.
b. At a higher state of development: metazoan.
5. Having undergone metamorphosis: metasomatic.

Meta is a prefix used in English to indicate a concept which is an abstraction from another concept, used to complete or add to the latter.

The Urban Dictionary defines meta- as a term, especially in art, used to characterize something that is characteristically self-referential. A second definition from that same site offers and example: "Man, I need notes to explain the notes to my notes for my thesis!" - "That's very meta."

I am still not at all sure that I understand the true meaning of the prefix.



315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.



On this day, July 12 in 1965 U.S.M.C. Lt. Frank Reasoner of Kellogg, Idaho became the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for action in Vietnam. Reasoner and the five-man point team he was accompanying were cut off from the main body of the company. He ordered his men to lay down a base of fire and then, repeatedly exposing himself to enemy fire, killed two Viet Cong, single-handedly wiped out an enemy machine gun emplacement, and raced through enemy fire to rescue his injured radio operator. Trying to rally his men, Reasoner was hit by enemy machine gun fire and was killed instantly.

For this action, Reasoner was nominated for America's highest award for valor. When Navy Secretary Paul H. Nitze presented the Medal of Honor to Reasoner's widow and son in ceremonies at the Pentagon on January 31, 1967, he spoke of Reasoner's willingness to die for his men: "Lieutenant Reasoner's complete disregard for his own welfare will long serve as an inspiring example to others."



tantamount [tan-tuh-munt]
Equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as: "the resignations were tantamount to an admission of guilt".
equivalent - equal



(born July 12, 1937)
Bill Cosby is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at the hungry i in San Francisco and various other clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the major performers on the children's television series The Electric Company during its first two seasons, and created the educational cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city. Cosby also acted in a number of films.

During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in one of the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. It was the number one show in America for five straight years (1985–89). The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family. He also produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which became second to The Cosby Show in ratings. He starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000 and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons.

(born July 12, 1978)
Michelle Rodriguez is an American actress. Following her breakout role in Girlfight (2000), she has played tough girls and starred in Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and the Furious (2001), Resident Evil (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), Avatar (2009), Fast & Furious (2009), Machete (2010), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Machete Kills (2013). She is also known for her role as Ana Lucia Cortez in the second season of the television series Lost (2005–2010).

(born July 12, 1978)
Topher Grace is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Eric Forman on the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, Eddie Brock/Venom in the Sam Raimi film Spider-Man 3, Carter Duryea in the film In Good Company and Edwin in the 2010 film Predators.

(born July 12, 1951)
Cheryl Ladd (born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor ) is an American actress, singer and author. Ladd is best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the television series Charlie's Angels, hired amid a swirl of publicity prior to its second season in 1977 to replace the departing Farrah Fawcett-Majors. Ladd remained with the show until its cancellation in 1981.


"I even went so far as to become a Southern Baptist for a while, until I realized that they didn't hold 'em under long enough."
--Kinky Friedman


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