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On Understanding What You Read

Written by Gary North on September 3, 2016

In the past three weeks, I have been sent two emails regarding a review I wrote in 2012 of a silly anti-Communist documentary, Agenda (2010). The thesis of this documentary is that Communism is not only alive and well, it is about to conquer America. In fact, we are almost out of time. Communism is […]

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Low-Budget Steps for Church Growth

Written by Gary North on September 3, 2016

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I,” send me (Isa. 6:8). God had a message to send, and Isaiah volunteered. Money was never the issue. Money is also not the main problem for the absence of local […]

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Trophy Wives and Blue Ribbon Wives

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

Trophy wives are ornaments for husbands. Men marry them because they want to be high-visibility winners among other men. “He is a winner. He got her.” They also hope for this reaction: “I didn’t get a trophy wife. I’m not a winner.” A trophy wife is a status good: limited availability, heavy demand. Spectacularly good […]

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How Alex Jones Hijacked Google

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

Drudge ran an article that linked to Alex Jones’ InfoWars site. Here is his headline: GOOGLE Hides ‘Clinton Body Count’… It goes here, where we read: Google has altered its search algorithm to prevent searches for “Clinton body count” from auto-completing, despite the term auto-completing when typed in on virtually any other search engine. The […]

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Clinton, Pay-to-Play, and Google

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

The big story on Drudge’s site on the evening of August 23 was this one: the records of Hillary Clinton’s meetings as Secretary of State reveal that half of the non-government people she met with gave donations to the Clinton Foundation. Here is what the Associated Press article announced: WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half […]

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Honey: Sweet Amazon Shopping

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

Honey is a shopping app for Amazon. It lets you check the best prices on Amazon. It’s all automatic. What’s the best price? Is the seller rated highly? Can you save money on shipping? Honey tells you. What about digital discount coupons? Honey searches for them and presents them automatically the check-out. The story is […]

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How Much Error Is Tolerable?

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it. And Joab answered, The Lord make his people an hundred limes so many more as they be.” But my lord the king, […]

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The Statistical Irrelevance of Cable News

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

Every month, Matt Drudge’s site gets about a billion page views. On August 19, Drudge posted a link to an article on the fact that Rachel Maddow has tied Megyn Kelly’s show in recent days. We read this: MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show virtually tied Fox News’ Kelly File in the key 25-54 demographic on […]

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Surrendering Your Privacy, Digit by Digit

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

We are losing our privacy forever. Most people just don’t care. We can see this with the free upgrade to Windows 10. It went on for a year. It was difficult not to accept the upgrade. You had to take steps to avoid it or the promotion. I sent out instructions on how to avoid […]

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Avoid Being Sidetracked by Battles Not Worth Winning

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may […]

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