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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
- Links from Fallen But Not Forgotten – November Posts (thecommunicatorwv.wordpress.com)
- Fallen But Not Forgotten – Casualties of War (thecommunicatorwv.wordpress.com)
- Pfc. Conrado D. Javier Jr., 19, of Marina, Calif., died Dec. 19 in Kandahar province (thecommunicatorwv.wordpress.com)
- Fort Bragg’s expansion discussed during commander’s conference (charlotte.news14.com)
- Georgia-based Army Ranger killed in Afghanistan (ajc.com)
- 350 soldiers return to Fort Bragg from Afghanistan (charlotte.news14.com)
- Lance Cpl. Kenneth A. Corzine, 23, of Bethalto, Ill., died Dec. 24 (thecommunicatorwv.wordpress.com)
- Veterans to be honored across the Triangle (charlotte.news14.com)
- RIP SGT Aaron B. Cruttenden, SPC Dale J. Kridlo (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- Staff Sgt. Kevin M. Pape, 30, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Nov. 16 in Konar province, Afghanistan (thecommunicatorwv.wordpress.com)
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Breaking News: Employers add 71,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged 9.5 percent
News Alert: Employers add 71,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged 9.5 percent
08:21 AM EDT Friday, August 6, 2010
Private employers added new workers at a weak pace for the third straight month, making it more likely economic growth will slow in the coming months.
The Labor Department says companies added a net total of 71,000 jobs in July, far below the roughly 200,000 needed each month to reduce the unemployment rate. The jobless rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent.
Overall, the economy lost a net total of 131,000 jobs last month, as 143,000 temporary census jobs ended.
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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 03, 2010
This week the Air Force and Marine Corps announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Army and Navy announced an increase. The Coast Guard reported no change. The net collective result is 683 more reservists activated than last week.
At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. The total number currently on active duty from the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 76,434; Navy Reserve, 6,472; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 15,369; Marine Corps Reserve, 4,640; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 787. This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 103,702, including both units and individual augmentees.
A cumulative roster of all National Guard and Reserve personnel who are currently activated may be found on line at http://www.defense.gov/news/d20100803ngr.pdf .
My church is a fundamentalist independent church. Most ABFs on Sunday morning’s teach portions of the NT, other than the Gospels. My children are taught about the OT and similar portions of the NT in their Sunday school classes.
This past Sunday, at the end of my ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) class on Ephesians, I asked the teacher if there were any plans to teach the Gospels. His answer was “not likely”, that there is more interest to teach about Ephesians and other writings by Paul.
Being relatively knew to the world of Christianity, and someone who truly loves reading the “red” print in the Gospels, I asked what the difference between the sayings of Jesus are in the Gospels and the writings of Paul. His answer (which he and the class thought was funny) was that Paul did not have a red pen.
So, the question that I have for this discussion is… Are the sayings of Jesus, recorded in the Gospels of any more importance than the works of Paul? An added question to this would be, are the writings of the Disciples of any more importance than the writings of the Apostles? I have heard the answer that “All scripture is inspired, but this is not the answer I need to understand their argument of equality.