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  2. Okay since I answered first, I believe I get another separate post to say One Word from a different angle. get ready PLEASURE
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  5. What is the definition of love, in one word only?
  6. http://livestly.com/incredible-historical-photos/37/?utm_source=contentad&utm_medium=native&utm_term=203415&utm_campaign=LIV_DSK_HistoricalPhotos1_41717&ss=1 God is Love!~Jesus saves!
  7. In which nation were U.S. hostages held for 444 days between 1979 and 1981? Iraq Syria Iran Israel Iran!!
  8. Trivia: The Assassination Attempt on Ronald Reagan On April 27, 1982, John Hinckley Jr. went on trial, a little over a year after having shot a police officer, a secret service member, the Press Secretary and President Ronald Reagan. Today we take a look back at one man's attempt on the life of a president... What Movie Inspired Hinckley to Shoot a US President? Was Ronald Reagan the Only President Hinckley Tried to Shoot? Who Declared Himself in Charge After the President Was Shot? Whose Death Were Prosecutors Considering Charging Hinckley for?
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  11. April 27 Lead Story 4977 Universe is created, according to Kepler On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets. Kepler was born on December 27, 1571, in Weil der Stadt, Germany. As a university student, he studied the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus’ theories of planetary ordering. Copernicus (1473-1543) believed that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the solar system, a theory that contradicted the prevailing view of the era that the sun revolved around the earth. In 1600, Kepler went to Prague to work for Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, the imperial mathematician to Rudolf II, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Kepler’s main project was to investigate the orbit of Mars. When Brahe died the following year, Kepler took over his job and inherited Brahe’s extensive collection of astronomy data, which had been painstakingly observed by the naked eye. Over the next decade, Kepler learned about the work of Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who had invented a telescope with which he discovered lunar mountains and craters, the largest four satellites of Jupiter and the phases of Venus, among other things. Kepler corresponded with Galileo and eventually obtained a telescope of his own and improved upon the design. In 1609, Kepler published the first two of his three laws of planetary motion, which held that planets move around the sun in ellipses, not circles (as had been widely believed up to that time), and that planets speed up as they approach the sun and slow down as they move away. In 1619, he produced his third law, which used mathematic principles to relate the time a planet takes to orbit the sun to the average distance of the planet from the sun. Kepler’s research was slow to gain widespread traction during his lifetime, but it later served as a key influence on the English mathematician Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) and his law of gravitational force. Additionally, Kepler did important work in the fields of optics, including demonstrating how the human eye works, and math. He died on November 15, 1630, in Regensberg, Germany. As for Kepler’s calculation about the universe’s birthday, scientists in the 20th century developed the Big Bang theory, which showed that his calculations were off by about 13.7 billion years. Fact Check We strive for accuracy and fairness. But if you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! Also on this day American Revolution 1773 Parliament passes the Tea Act On this day in 1773, the British Parliament passes the Tea Act, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company from bankruptcy by greatly lowering the tea tax it paid to the British government and, thus, granting it a de facto monopoly on the American tea trade. ...Read More Automotive 2009 GM announces plans to phase out Pontiac On this day in 2009, the struggling American auto giant General Motors (GM) says it plans to discontinue production of its more than 80-year-old Pontiac brand. Pontiac’s origins date back to the Oakland Motor Car, which was founded in 1907 in Pontiac, Michigan, by Edward Murphy, a horse-drawn carriage manufacturer. In...Read More Civil War 1865 Union soldiers die in steamship explosion The steamboat Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River near Memphis, killing 1,700 passengers including many discharged Union soldiers. The Sultana was launched from Cincinnati in 1863. The boat was 260 feet long and had an authorized capacity of 376 passengers and crew. It was soon employed to carry troops and supplies...Read More Cold War 1978 Afghan president is overthrown and murdered Afghanistan President Sardar Mohammed Daoud is overthrown and murdered in a coup led by procommunist rebels. The brutal action marked the beginning of political upheaval in Afghanistan that resulted in intervention by Soviet troops less than two years later.Daoud had ruled Afghanistan since coming to power in a coup in...Read More Crime 1997 Cunanan begins his killing spree Andrew Cunanan kills Jeffrey Trail by beating him to death with a claw hammer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Trail’s murder set Cunanan off on a killing spree that ended in July when he killed himself on a houseboat in Miami Beach. Cunanan spent most of his adult life as the kept companion...Read More Disaster 1865 Civil War vets are caught in steamboat explosion On this day in 1865, an explosion on a Mississippi River steamboat kills an estimated 1,547 people, mostly Union soldiers returning home after the Civil War. Although this disaster near Memphis took a huge toll, it was barely noticed against the backdrop of the end of the Civil War,...Read More General Interest 1521 Magellan killed in the Philippines After traveling three-quarters of the way around the globe, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan is killed during a tribal skirmish on Mactan Island in the Philippines. Earlier in the month, his ships had dropped anchor at the Philippine island of Cebu, and Magellan met with the local chief, who after converting...Read More 1805 To the shores of Tripoli After marching 500 miles from Egypt, U.S. agent William Eaton leads a small force of U.S. Marines and Berber mercenaries against the Tripolitan port city of Derna. The Marines and Berbers were on a mission to depose Yusuf Karamanli, the ruling pasha of Tripoli, who had seized power from his...Read More 1865 Tragedy on the Mississippi Days after the end of the Civil War, the worst maritime disaster in American history occurs when the steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,100 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing all but 400 of those aboard. The Mississippi, with its dikes and levees damaged by four years of war,...Read More 1994 South Africa holds first multiracial elections More than 22 million South Africans turn out to cast ballots in the country’s first multiracial parliamentary elections. An overwhelming majority chose anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela to head a new coalition government that included his African National Congress Party, former President F.W. de Klerk’s National Party, and Zulu leader Mangosuthu...Read More Hollywood 1993 D.A. announces negligence caused Brandon Lee’s death As a nearly month-long police investigation draws to a close, North Carolina District Attorney Jerry Spivey announces on this day in 1993 that the death of 28-year-old Brandon Lee on March 31 of that same year during filming of The Crow was due to negligence on the part of the...Read More Literary 1667 John Milton sells the copyright to Paradise Lost Blind poet John Milton sells the copyright to his masterpiece Paradise Lost (1667) for a mere 10 pounds. Milton was born and raised the indulged son of a prosperous London businessman. He excelled at languages in grammar school and at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he took a bachelor’s and a master’s,...Read More Music 1963 High school freshman Little Peggy March earns a #1 hit with “I Will Follow Him” On April 27, 1963, Margaret Annemarie Battavio’s very first single, “I Will Follow Him,” reached #1 on the U.S. pop charts. With her 15th birthday only six weeks behind her, and three more years of high school ahead of her, the singer better known as Little Peggy March became the...Read More Old West 1813 Explorer Zebulon Pike dies After surviving two dangerous exploratory expeditions into uncharted areas of the West, Zebulon Pike dies during a battle in the War of 1812. By the time he became a general in 1812, Pike had already faced many perilous situations. He joined the army when he was 15, and eventually took...Read More Presidential 1822 President Grant is born Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War leader and 18th president of the United States, is born on this day in 1822. The son of a tanner, Grant showed little enthusiasm for joining his father’s business, so the elder Grant enrolled his son at West Point in 1839. Though Grant later admitted in...Read More Sports 1956 Rocky Marciano retires as world heavyweight champion On April 27, 1956, world heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano retires from boxing at age 31, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. Marciano ended his career as the only heavyweight champion with a perfect record–49 wins in 49 professional bouts, with 43 knockouts. Rocco Francis Marchegiano was born...Read More Vietnam War 1968 Humphrey announces his candidacy Vice President Hubert Humphrey announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. In an interview, he said he supported the current U.S. policy of sending troops “where required by our own national security.” On March 31, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson, frustrated with his inability to reach a solution in Vietnam,...Read More 1972 North Vietnamese attack outskirts of Quang Tri North Vietnamese troops shatter defenses north of Quang Tri and move to within 2.5 miles of the city. Using Russian-built tanks, they took Dong Ha, 7 miles north of Quang Tri, the next day and continued to tighten their ring around Quang Tri, shelling it heavily. South Vietnamese troops suffered...Read More World War I 1916 British attempt to bargain with Turks over Kut On this day in 1916, three British officers, including the famous Captain T.E. Lawrence (known as Lawrence of Arabia), attempt to engineer the escape of thousands of British troops under siege at the city of Kut-al-Amara in Mesopotamia through a secret negotiation with the Turkish command. Since December 1915, British forces...Read More World War II 1941 German forces enter Athens On this day in 1941, the German army enters the Greek capital, signaling the end of Greek resistance. All mainland Greece and all the Greek Aegean islands except Crete are under German occupation by May 11. In fending off the Axis invaders, the Greeks suffer the loss of 15,700 men....Read More
  12. Who was the high priest who ordered Paul struck? A. Annas B. Caiaphas C. Ananias D. Zechariah
  13. “When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart. ” - Lamar Boschman
  14. I Cannot Do This Alone - Dietrich Bonhoeffer O God, early in the morning I cry to you. Help me to pray And to concentrate my thoughts on you: I cannot do this alone. In me there is darkness, But with you there is light; I am lonely, but you do not leave me; I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help; I am restless, but with you there is peace. In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience; I do not understand your ways, But you know the way for me… Restore me to liberty, And enable me to live now That I may answer before you and before me. Lord, whatever this day may bring, Your name be praised.
  15. Which classic song was inspired by a U.S. president's daughter? "Come on Eileen" "Help Me, Rhonda" "Sweet Caroline" "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
  16. Sandra Bullock earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in drama at which university? A. University of South Carolina B. Winthrop University C. Washington and Lee University D. East Carolina University
  17. Rachel, I respect your take on how I understand scripture. It’s not because I simply wanted to use NAS, I’m just after the real meaning of the phrase “APART” from Me” which you prefer in KJV “without Me”. The Greek word is cwri.j cwri.j adverb from cwri,j 1. From the United Bible Societies Dictionary: 2. From Timothy and Barbara Friberg Lexicon: 3. From Louw-Nida Lexicon: 4. From Lidell-Scott Lexicon: 5. From Joseph Henry Thayer Lexicon: 6. From Felix Wilbur Gingrich Lexicon: I couldn't see how your preferred translation "Without Me" is NOT similar to "APART from Me" as the above scholarly works seem to show.
  18. First on the scene and saving lives is all in a typical night’s work for United Hatzalah volunteers.
  19. Iyar 1 Teshuva Movement Why are so many Jews today turning their backs on Orthodox Judaism? The Aish Rabbi Replies: You are making an assertion that I don't believe is borne out by the statistics. Far more Jews are dropping out of other affiliations (fueled by 60 percent intermarriage), while the net gain to Orthodoxy (based on higher birth rates, and "returnees" to Orthodoxy) far exceeds any loss. It is true that some kids who are raised Orthodox decide to drop out. This is a real minority, and there are many reasons for this, as explored in the book, "Off the Derech" (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1932687432). However, the far greater trend is for a return to Orthodoxy. The preponderance of outreach kollels and baal teshuva yeshivas has exploded in the past two decades. As an example, in 1975 there were 480 Chabad institutions worldwide; today there are approximately 3,000. You can read a report on this at: http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/world-jewish-population.htm Consider the following excerpt from New Yorker Magazine: "The people making this sweeping change in their life grew up in a secular world. They went to good colleges and got excellent jobs. They didn't become Orthodox because they were afraid, or because they needed a militaristic set of commands for living their lives. They chose Orthodoxy because it satisfied their need for intellectual stimulation and emotional security. "The number of Orthodox Jews is increasing in pockets all over the country. There are more than 1,800 Orthodox synagogues in North America, and about half a million Orthodox Jews in the United States - double the number fifteen years ago. "Modern Orthodox Jews are lawyers, doctors, bankers, advertising executives, professors, computer experts, artists, writers, and teachers. They are also clerks and secretaries. Many of them are "baalei teshuva," people who grew up with little religious training." This Jewish return was also predicted prophetically, some 3000 years ago: "Behold, days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine upon the land. Not a famine for bread nor a thirst for water, but for hearing the word of God. And they shall wander from sea to sea and from the north to the east to seek the word of the Lord..." (Amos 8:11-13) So the ball is rolling and as the prophet indicates, there is plenty more to come.
  20. Iyar 1 By virtue of the mitzvah of counting the omer of today, may my defects be rectified (Siddur). The theme of correcting a defect each day is specially employed in the mitzvah of counting the omer, during the forty-nine days that begin with the celebration of the Exodus on Passover and end with the commemoration of the receiving of the Torah at Sinai on Shavuos. On each of these days, we pray that we become better, more refined people. While the emphasis of this book has been on character development and spiritual growth via daily improvement of personality traits, the mitzvah of counting the omer goes one step further. The above-cited prayer continues: "May I be purified and sanctified from Above; and through this, may there be an abundant outpouring of Divine bounty in all the universe." The concept here tells us that the impact of a personal defect is not limited to oneself or even to one's immediate environment, but it impacts the entire universe. Just as a watch works only when all its parts are in good shape, the world functions optimally only according to the Divine law, part of which is people's developing good character traits. Any transgression can have a much greater impact than we think. We therefore share a sense of responsibility. People cannot claim that their lives are their own private business, any more than a passenger in a boat can drill a hole under his or her own seat and tell others to mind their own business. A vivid proof of this concept comes from today's exploitation of world resources and pollution of the environment. No one can say that an oil spill is a private matter. Today I shall ... try to remember that my actions and behavior, even when they may seem to me to be a private affair, do affect others, and that I have an obligation to refrain from affecting others negatively.
  21. Iyar 1 In 372 BCE, the foundation of the Second Holy Temple was laid in Jerusalem, as recorded in the Book of Ezra (3:8). The grandson of a Jewish king, Zerubavel, led the first band of Jews back from the Babylonian exile. He helped clear away the charred heaps of debris which occupied the site of the Second Temple, and the foundation was laid amid public excitement and rejoicing. This Second Temple would become the center of Jewish worship for 420 years, before being destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Today, the Western Wall is a remnant of the Temple complex, the focal point of Jewish prayers for millennia.
  22. #1059 Serve the Almighty With Joy "Serve the Almighty with joy." (Psalms 100:2) Joy adds to our enthusiasm and love for the Almighty and will motivate us to cleave to Him. If a person is sad when he fulfills the commandments, it is analogous to a servant who serves his master with a sad facial expression. Try to feel joy whenever you fulfill a mitzvah. The Talmud relates that some people saw that the Sage Abaye was very happy. They asked him why. "I have just performed a mitzvah, so I feel great joy," he replied. (Rabbi Chaim Vital - Shaarey Kedushah 2:4; cited in Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," pp.93-4)
  23. Ocean Joke Q: How do you cut a wave in half? A: Use a sea saw.
  24. Luke 19:10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” New King James Version
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