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Re: Yesterday's post. “The worst moment for an atheist is when he is really thankful and has no one to thank.” GKC

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Intriguing essay by Patrick J. Deneen at First Things: "The Ignoble Lie." I haven't had time to give it more than a superficial once-over, but I spent enough time with it to know it's worth a careful reading.

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Great blurb from The Catholic Vote e-newsletter yesterday: "Toy store giant Toys R Us is closing down. And it's obvious that online retailers like Amazon hurt their business. But one reason the company cited? "Our revenue are dependent on the birthrates in countries where we operate. In recent years, many countries' birthrates have dropped or stagnated..." Maybe Toys R Us shouldn't have donated to Planned Parenthood for so many years."

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I struggled mightily with music

while getting ready for Marie's party. A DJ would've cost about $500. It seems absurd to pay that much money when I have thousands of songs in my iTunes library. I just needed a really loud bluetooth speaker, but I discovered that really loud bluetooth speakers are hard to find. I finally settled on the Soundboks system. It cost me $600, but it was a great option and pumped splendid sound for 150 people. We couldn't even turn it all the way up without driving people from the hall. If you want to a great bluetooth speaker, I don't think this thing can be beat, unless you want to spend thousands.

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