On Presidents’ Day: a Tribute to Abraham Lincoln

One of the most stirring and significant statements of any U.S. president, delivered on the occasion of his second inauguration, here, Lincoln speaks of the ideals that kept him on course throughout the Civil War.Listen to a reenactment or read the full text of his remarkable speech:Fellow-Countrymen:AT this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement somewhat in detail of a … [Read more...]

Scientology Course on Marriage

Recently released new films and courses are available online through the Scientology website.  There are 19 courses, each covering an aspect of life and providing simple tools developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Each is also illustrated with a brief introductory film.The website describes the Marriage Course in these terms:Where once the family was the stable foundation upon which all else was built, today its shattered remnants are the source of much of what troubles society. … [Read more...]

Occupy Wall Street — Unsavory Support

A blurb on Bloomberg caught my eye this morning.  It says:"Anonymous, a group of self-styled hacker-activists behind attacks on corporate and government websites, vowed to support the Occupy Wall Street protests by erasing the New York Stock Exchange 'from the Internet' on Oct. 10.  The group posted a video message on YouTube declaring war on the world’s largest stock exchange in retaliation for the mass arrests of Wall Street protesters, and posted a link to the video on one of several Ano … [Read more...]