Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns, Neighborhoods Are Coming To Life Again

Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns, Neighborhoods Are Coming To Life Again By John Daniel Davidson for The Federalist The coronavirus is bringing about a strange revival of neighborhood life, which has been atrophying for a half-century. We should pay attention. Something unexpected has happened to neighborhoods across the country in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns and business closures: they’re coming to life. With schools and restaurants closed, and a huge swath of the workforce stuck at home either working remotely or not working at all, usually quiet and empty neighborhoods are suddenly bustling.…

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Social Distancing | How Many Will Go Nuts, Needing Social Interaction

Social Distancing | How Many Will Go Nuts, Needing Social Interaction by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog We the people are all alone right now (or will be, soon). Social distancing. Isolation. Thanks to COVID-19 Coronavirus. People Aren’t Used To Being At Home Our modern way of life. It’s busy. Active. On-the-go. Work. Travel. Lots of errands to run. Things to do. The lifestyle has us away from home quite a bit. But what happens when everyone is suddenly at home, ALL THE TIME? That’s going to be interesting… Personally…

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7 Questions to Ask in Evaluating Online Pundits

7 Questions to Ask in Evaluating Online Pundits by KEVIN DEYOUNG  for The Gospel Coalition One of the best things about the internet is that anyone can state his opinion about anything. And one of the worst things about the internet is that anyone can state his opinion about anything. The digital revolution has made knowledge more accessible, the flow of information more diverse, and the ability to make your voice heard easier than ever before. The same revolution has also made invincible ignorance more sustainable, pervasive crankery more common,…

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THE DIFFICULTY OF COMMUNITY

THE DIFFICULTY OF COMMUNITY by Timothy Keller for Core Christianity GNN Note – This is one the biggest struggles that I have. Everyday I have to bring issues regarding community to Jesus. I pray all the time for healing and still struggle. ****** Many things in our culture work against the maintenance of real community. We are conditioned in countless ways to think and act as individuals only, not as members of any body, and even our individual relationships are ‘thinned out,’ based on images rather than presences. Since this…

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Some Observations on Urban OPSEC and Situational Awareness

Some Observations on Urban OPSEC and Situational Awareness by 1stMarineJarHead for The Organic Prepper Recently I had the great opportunity to visit with family in a major metropolitan area. This city was their city of birth, so it held great esteem and nostalgia for them. I wanted to comment on some observations I made about Operational Security (OPSEC) and Situational Awareness (SA). Packing for a four-day trip with clothing for two people into one suitcase (avoiding those airline baggage fees for two suitcases) just made more financial and economy of…

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The Enduring Power of ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Podcast)

The Enduring Power of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Podcast by Eric Metaxas for Break Point One hundred and seventy-four years ago, a British writer was horrified at the conditions under which children were made to labor in tin mines. He decided to write a pamphlet exposing these conditions. His intended title: “An Appeal to the People of England on Behalf of the Poor Man’s Child.” Thank heavens the writer changed his mind. Instead of a pamphlet, he decided to write a novel making the same points. It’s filled with colorful characters—including…

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Scientists Create Artificial Flesh That Heals Itself Like Real Skin

Scientists Create Artificial Flesh That Heals Itself Like Real Skin By Manuel García Aguilar via Natural Blaze GNN Note – I debated with myself wether to put this under “Health” or “End Times” category. It could go either way , but at the end of the day it’s a group of people playing god. Yes, it will probably be very helpful, especially to soldiers, but the development and science of it is a little creepy. ****** Scientists have tried for a long time to recreate human abilities artificially, such as…

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