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Posted 10/2/17 at 6:46 AM | Dylan Moran
Nowadays, children do not take the time to sing nursery rhymes anymore. Technology has taken over, we all probably know toddlers that can operate laptops very well. Things are obviously different than when we were kids but singing of nursery rhymes is a tradition that must continue. Singing of nursery rhymes to children is something that has been done for centuries, I believe if we think hard enough, we can remember the nursery rhymes we sang as kids if, I can remember a few nursery rhymes I sang as a child. This shows how potent nursery rhymes are to the upbringing of a child.
Johnny Johnny yes papa and five monkeys jumping on the bed are the rhymes I chose to use as a case study to show how educative nursery rhymes can be as opposed to the myth that nursery rhymes are just a pile of mumbo jumbo songs that kids sing with no valuable lessons.
Johny johny yes papa is a traditional nursery rhyme that educates your Toddlers, babies or children as well as educates them. The song teaches kids not to lie as well as teaching them how to identify colours. In the song, papa asks Johnny if he ate the sweets and he lies, he gets a big colourful nose as punishment kind of like pinnochio with a twist. This rhyme teaches the children a valuable lesson about how lying is bad, as children retain things they hear and see more. FULL POST
Posted 9/3/17 at 12:30 AM | Dylan Moran
Transhumanism is a movement that seeks to find the solutions to mankind problem’s in robotics, genetic modification and general human involvement in what would be perceived to be natural processes. This movement is often perceived as the enemy of religion because the views contrast so strongly, but that need not be the case.
To learn more about transhumanism, robotics and related concerns, visit Human Paragon, a leading resource for anyone in the Transhumanism community and anyone seeking more information. For info on how this connects to Christianity, read on.
We’re All After the Same Thing
Christians and transhumanists both want to better mankind, to reduce poverty, suffering and illness the world over. These two goals are the same, and any groups that so strongly share the same ideals should not be the enemy of one another.
Transhumanists seek to better understand the genetic makeup of mankind in order to find ways of tweaking this. It is artificial evolution and if as Christians we can accept evolution and the way that this ties into our beliefs, then surely we can so the same with the science of transhumanism. After all, it is our duty on this earth to love and to care—to be altruistic. And there is nothing more loving and caring the using our natural talents and intelligence to mold the world around us in order to remove the problems we face every day. FULL POST
Posted 9/3/17 at 12:21 AM | Dylan Moran
It’s a question that has been argued for hundreds of years and one that always finds a way to raise its head in the current climate: Does gambling hurt the economy or does it help it?
There are two sides to every story, tow arguments for every case. The ones who want to see gambling legalized in the United States point to the fact that it will generate more money for the regions in which the casinos are placed. They argue that it will help to boost business, creating more jobs, attracting more tourists and generally keeping more money in.
The ones against it argue that it will destroy these local towns. They say that it will eradicate local business, making everything a front for gambling and effectively wiping out any sense of identity and culture that these regions had previously. But what is the truth?
Gambling is Not That Profitable
As Christians, we campaign against gambling legalization because it is immoral and promotes unethical activity. But let’s not kid ourselves. That has nothing to do with why it’s illegal. The truth is, if it made money then it would be legal. FULL POST
Posted 8/25/17 at 1:07 AM | Dylan Moran
Even in an age of PayPal, Skrill and other online payment methods, credit cards and debit cards are still the main way for people to make purchases online. There is a certain degree of security and peace of mind that they bring and that’s one of the main reasons why. There are more issues are fraud and scams taking place with methods like PayPal than with credit cards and the latter give you solutions to such problems if they do occur.
But make no mistake, these methods are still commonly abused and the levels of fraud taking place with regards to credit cards and debit cards is still huge.
Credit Card Fraud
Credit cards are more commonly defrauded, mainly for the purpose of taking money from the victim’s account, but also for stealing their identity. According to official stats on credit card fraud nearly half of the world’s total fraud cases take place in the United States. FULL POST
Posted 8/15/17 at 12:02 PM | Dylan Moran
Among the various general personal injury conditions handled by our attorneys are auto accidents that take place on the byways and highways of San Antonio. Every year thousands of people meet with an auto accident which can result in severe injury or even death. When this happens, the direct participants are far from the only ones who suffer. The family is likely to take a heavy financial hit, and depending on the type of injuries, this can become an ongoing burden that can destroy a family’s quality of life. The right legal representation can make the difference between a subpar settlement and one that gives you everything you can legally obtain.
If you or your loved one ever meets with an accident, they should get in touch with our San Antonio Personal auto accident lawyers. With their help you can file suit to claim compensation for your medical bills, physical and emotional suffering and lost wages. FULL POST
Posted 7/23/17 at 9:11 AM | Dylan Moran
The new “GOP Healthcare Plan” seemed to be gaining traction and over the last few weeks it looked like it could be given life, effectively paving way for the annihilation of Obamacare, something that Republicans have used as a symbol for their hatred over the last couple terms. But it didn’t work out, the bill collapsed and now it’s on its knees.
So what happened? Well, while the Democrats will be blamed for the failure of the bill and their staunch unwillingness to agree to anything that opposed their previous leader’s healthcare plan, this one is on the Republicans. In fact, it all boils down to Trump’s first few months in office.
Why it Failed
Trump’s presidency has not been a game changer, nor has it been a game ender. For the most part, it’s been a case of same-old same-old. We’ve had foreign conflicts, domestic drama. It is rather unusual to have so much drama so early on in a presidency, but US leaders are never too far away from domestic issues and foreign complaints.
One of the things that has defined this presidency though is the approval rating. Because whether you’re on Trump’s side or not, you can’t argue with the fact that he has the lowest approval rating of any US president. He has his diehard supporters (focusing on his success in business, the way he can help the US stock markets and oppose China), but for every 1 of those there are 2 detractors, and that’s why this bill collapsed. FULL POST
Posted 7/20/17 at 9:36 PM | Dylan Moran
Camping has always been seen as something that Baby Boomers love and that every other generation has a deep contempt for. At least, that’s what countless sitcoms would have you believe. The truth, however, is quite different.
Camping is a popular past-time throughout the United States and it’s becoming even more popular. A report commissioned by camping website TentsAndCampGear.com discovered that the majority of Americans above 18 have camped at some point in their lives and most of them enjoyed it. What’s more, there are millions of Americans for whom camping is a regular treat, an alternative holiday choice that is cheaper, more enjoyable and offers more interactivity between family and friends.
They are not alone in their studies either, as many other reports have been conducted, showing that this hobby is on the rise and has been for a number of years.
Camping in 2017
According to the North American Camping Report more than 13 million Americans plan to camp in 2017. That’s just under 5% of the total population, a staggering number that bodes well for all the outdoor brands and retailers that now litter the US retail sector. FULL POST
Posted 7/3/17 at 3:42 PM | Dylan Moran
Drug addiction has become one of the major concerns out there in the modern world. That’s because it is extremely difficult to get someone out of this addiction. Drug addiction recovery is a long process and it cannot be done overnight. As a result, drug rehab centers have popped up in every corner of the world. The drug rehab centers are equipped with experienced and trained specialists who can assist the patients throughout the treatment process. They offer different detoxification recovery programs in order to help people come out of their addictions without much hassle.
As mentioned earlier, the rehab facilities offer different types of treatments for the addicts. Detoxification holds a prominent place out of them. In fact, detoxification is the first step that is taken by every rehab to treat the addicts. This step is associated with medical treatment for the physical addiction. The physical body of an addict is in need of drugs and they will find it as a hard task to live without drugs. This can give life to a wide range of physical issues in the long run. They include depression and violent behavior as well.
Therapy can be considered as the second step taken by drug rehab facilities to help the addicts. In the step, the addict will have to spend time with other patients who go through the same recovery process. This helps the trained specialists to offer both group and individual therapies accordingly. These therapies have the ability to assist people understand their struggles. Then they will be able to learn how to overcome stresses on their own and develop an excellent support system. The drug addicts will also have to go through a variety of outdoor activities that can encourage them to have a healthy lifestyle. FULL POST
Posted 6/18/17 at 3:10 AM | Dylan Moran
Sometimes technology doesn’t always advance like we anticipate it will. In the 1950s and 1960s, many predicted that we would be living in space colonies, riding in flying cars and using hover-boards by now. None of that happened, of course, but many predictions that seemed outlandish at first, did come true.
We live in an extraordinary age, with new tech being introduced and new developments being made every single week. So, as we look to round-up the final half of 2016, a year that gave us fitness trackers, VR headsets and personal drones, let’s see what 2017 might bring.
The Foldable Smartphone: There is no shortage of demand in the smartphone market. Where there is demand there is money, and where there is money there is investment. That’s why this industry is moving so fast and it’s why we might see a foldable smartphone as soon as 2017. There are reports that Samsung has one such device ready. Smartphones have been getting bigger and bigger, and this tech would allow them to continue in much the same vain while still creating something you can carry in your pocket. FULL POST
Posted 6/18/17 at 3:02 AM | Dylan Moran
Free Play App Development vs Paid
A friend of mine runs a series of gambling sites. We actually met because he was looking for someone to create original software and expand upon software created by licensed providers like Microgaming. I wasn’t up for the job in the end, but we stayed in touch and he became a close friend.
I learned a lot about the industry and its profits. He made good money and I even considered getting involved myself. Two years after that first encounter I received an offer to work on a “free-play” blackjack game. Basically, the developer was a small-timer and he wanted to cash in on the success that a rival had enjoyed with a poker game.
He knew it would be a simple game to create. He knew it would be cheap and quick. And he suspected that there would be a lot of profit in it. Unfortunately for him, so did I, so I asked for a decent sum of money and for a share of the profits. He agreed. I created the game and then I learned something that still astounds me to this day. FULL POST