Open Thread As We Contemplate Proverbs 6: 16-19

So, this was part our daily “Gems” reading …….

16 There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.


For the persons who may be agnostic or atheists, I think Proverbs is an excellent place to start.  The things listed in the scripture are repeated over and over again throughout the Bible.  There are, of course, many more words of wisdom and instructions.  Now, I believe even non-believers can see, regardless of your belief in the Almighty, or not, it’s a pretty respectable way to conduct yourself.  No, Christians don’t always hit the mark, but, we do try, as opposed to the Occupy lunatics pictured on the right, or the most recent hippie rent-a-mob on the left. 

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30 Responses to Open Thread As We Contemplate Proverbs 6: 16-19

  1. I believe God said this just this way to make a point,
    six things are bad but that seventh one……..

  2. Gods light these villaines wil make the word as odious as the word occupy, which was an excellent good worde before it was il sorted.” [Doll Tearsheet in “2 Henry IV”]

  3. Lars P. says:

    This is an interesting concept:

    It mentions to be the first trial of this kind,
    “The trials are the first of their kind and will test how the technology would work safely and effectively on the country’s motorways and major A roads

    however it seems the concept has already been implemented in 2013 in Korea :
    “This is not the first time such technology sees the light of day: in 2013, the South Korean town of Gumi switched on a 12km (7.5 miles) route that allows special buses to be charged with similar technology.”

    I wonder what the efficiency would be, how much energy gets wasted and how one can measure the intake…

    • DirkH says:

      Outside my office window there’s a Primove bus with Li-Ion batteries. Braunschweig and some other town in Europe, maybe Vienna, has the things in test operation, the idea is to recharge them on bus stops with manhole cover sized antennas and at the end stops. As the recharging needs to be fast and work in all kinds of enviro conditions it’s quite a punch that the field must pull.
      This near field resonant charging is researched on in Germany, California and surely in the East. I’d guess they get 80% efficiency, but I’m not in that project so it’s a mere guess.
      Efficiency is extremely dependent on exact positioning of the vehicle. So I wonder how that charging while driving fixes that.

      • Lars P. says:

        Yes, the Vienna buses are recharged at the end station where the bus is staying longer the classic way, however I think the concept of charging whilst driving is different.
        One of the problems with electric cars is the distance you can cover with one charge. If you can charge during the drive that changes the situation.

        • gator69 says:

          If you can charge during the drive that changes the situation.

          You can, and that would be one of these…

        • DirkH says:

          “however I think the concept of charging whilst driving is different.”

          Technology is the same.

          “If you can charge during the drive that changes the situation.”

          I’ve been saying for years that a battery car is the result of a wrong requirement analysis. Electricity is mobile, if you give away that advantage you lose.

        • DirkH says:

          gator69 says:
          August 27, 2015 at 10:22 am
          “If you can charge during the drive that changes the situation.
          You can, and that would be one of these…”

          Also: modern Trolley buses. Trolley bus lines cost a third of light rail lines, and you can omit the expensive complicated wire crossings by adding a small battery or supercap so the bus can cross the crossing without being supplied by wires.

        • DirkH says:

          …Lima has recently installed such a system (with separate concrete lanes for the buses).

        • Lars P. says:

          Well yes, the good old trolley bus.
          Yep transfer efficiency is there much closer to 100% and as you say, one can avoid wire crossing using small batteries… you just need to add to any electric cars trolley bus feeders and you have a cheaper loading road…

    • DirkH says:

      They claim 85% at the Gumi project, allegedly charging while driving.

    • suyts says:

      Heh!!!! Love this thread!!!!! We’ve come a long way!!!

      There’s a reason why! There’s a reason why we did and there’s a reason why we don’t! Efficiency is a SOB! It isn’t a question of how energy efficient these things can become, the question is how efficient these things can become!

      As the trolley demonstrate, that part is easy. Even on the fly would be somewhat easy, or, at least doable. But, then, there’s an infrastructure problem, and worse, theres a AC/DC problem. .

      Sure, that works for metropolitan areas. NBD! But, then, drive through rural Russia, China, and the US. Or, Canada, or Mexico, or Brazil, or Australia …. Suddenly, now, specific “energy efficiency” isn’t the question.

  4. gator69 says:

    A racist gay black Obama supporting reporter murders two whites? Hmmmm…

  5. Lars P. says:

    A recent impact crater on Mars – nice pictures, resolution goes down to about 30 cm (1 foot) per pixel:

  6. Latitude says:

    you gotta love this….

    Pollsters dumbfounded by Trump

    dumbfounded??..because their little reach across the aisle formula didn’t work?….because they are concentrating on Trump and not this…..

  7. Latitude says:

    The Erika weather porn is in full saturation mode down here…
    NHC is determined that it’s going to be a hurricane and hit Florida…
    Even though every time they do an update they move the hurricane strength out to the very end of the 5 day forecast…and swing it further out to sea
    NHC is the outlier..all the models have it way out to sea already

  8. gator69 says:

    The most frequent words that come to mind when Americans think about Hillary Clinton are “liar” and “dishonest.” That’s according to a new national poll from Quinnipiac that asked more than 1500 registered voters to say the “first word” that comes to mind when they hear the Democratic presidential frontrunner’s name.

    The most frequently mentioned word was “liar,” with 178 people mentioning the word. Next on the list are “dishonest” at 123 mentions and “untrustworthy” at 93 mentions. There were some positive words for Clinton mentioned frequently, including “experience” (82 mentions) and “strong” (59 mentions).

    And yet the leftists will still vote for her, knowing full well she is dishonest and a liar. Birds of a feather…

    • DirkH says:

      So I tried google completion for “Hillary is ”
      Hillary is 44
      Hillary is done
      Hillary is in trouble
      Hillary is a republican

      • Scott says:

        That’s fun Dirk.

        I tried “hillary is a lia” and got:
        hillary liao
        hilary liang
        hillary clinton is a congenital liar
        is hillary clinton a pathological liar

        Clearly some editing by Google, but the additional strong & long adjectives can get you the desired search. 😀

        But honestly, “is a liar” seems to be a flagged word or something. Even using “Bush” didn’t get “is a liar” to easily pop up. If you get rid of “is a”, it works much better. For instance, “Hillary l” is all that is needed to get liar as #1.


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