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Best Links of the Week

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The Invisible Stock Bubble

Russell Moore has an interesting piece on the parallels between what Romance Novels do for women and what Pornography does for men.

Here is a nice rebuttal of Harold Camping and the whole world ending on 5/21/2011.  Also a man spent his life savings putting up those billboards everywhere.  This highlights the need for doing theology in community.   Doing theology on islands doesn’t turn out well.  Also, the ministry has an estimated worth of $72 million, although this may be a bit misleading as the lionshare of this is in FCC licenses.

Reportedly on 60 Minutes this evening, George Hincapie weighs in on Lance Armstrong and the use of PEDs.  This is interesting because unlike Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton, Hincapie actually has credibility and is probably the cyclist closest to Armstrong.  Would be pretty sad if true.

Ray Lewis says one unintended consequence of the NFL Lockout will be a rise in crime.   I think I am actually inclined to agree with Lewis and am wondering if he read Freakonomics recently.

Some pretty bold words from a former economic adviser to Barack Obama on fiscal and monetary policy as it relates to the dollar

N.T. Wright weighs in on Stephen Hawking’s comments about heaven

War Dog

Where the 12 Apostles Died

Tim Challies annual, “Where & Why We Buy Books

Medvedev warns of new Cold War over missile defense shield

Egyptian Saif al-Adel now acting leader of al Qaeda

Iran reportedly building rocket bases in Venezuala

Dark Tower trilogy of movies and two tv series may be nixed.  For those who don’t know this is some of Stephen King’s best work and was a very seminal body of work for the television show LOST.

San Francisco man reportedly “cured” of AIDS

Several Hedge Fund managers buying up massive amounts of farmland

Some Wikileaks documents of Gitmo files shed light on enhanced interrogation techniques and unintentionally bolster their effectiveness

Shallow Small Groups:

Really well produced and themed time lapse:

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Best Links of the Week

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Typhoon Class Russian Submarine

Much greater activity by Russian submarines in the North Atlantic.  By the way, The Hunt for Red October, is one of my favorite books and movie.

Famous man-caves.  My favorite is Frank Lloyd-Wright’s man-cave.

Russia-Asia/Pacific pipeline begins development.  This is probably the most important and substantial piece of news this week or month but it will not even make a blip on the radar of any major news outlet.  This pipeline will substantially change the path of Russian oil from the Europe to Asia.  Russia is very very well positioned for the future.  This move is smart, strategic, and sound.  It ensures that neither Indo-China nor the EU will give Russia any major political problems, while it also ensures a steady cash flow to their already commodity rich economy.  Water, food (mainly corn), oil, lending, and parity make the world go round.  If that sentence makes no sense to you, then you don’t grasp globalization yet.  Politics and economics are two sides of the same coin whose fiat is power.  In my opinion, Vladimir Putin and the Russian technocratic government are wicked brilliant.  If the United States wants to be relevant in the 22nd Century we need to return to sound fiscal policy and streamlined government.

Russell Moore brings needed clarity to Glenn Beck’s rally in Washington D.C.

GMail now introduces priority inbox: “Incoming email gets separated into sections: important and unread, starred, and everything else. Don’t like these? Customize them.”  This is super helpful as I have been already doing something like this with a system of marking unread and color coded stars (superstars GMail plugin).  It will be rolled out throughout this week and has yet to been offered in my account yet, but I cannot wait.

Carl Trueman has a great piece on pastors actually knowing the people in their church.

Why ∏A = gUG + min(k-g, (1-g)(1-r)) equals low airline fares

A really really thorough post on how to completely extricate your online footprint… complete with ungoogling, social networking deletion, down to much more minor minutiae.

Stormpulse is a really nice weather and hurricane website I discovered this week.

Ridiculous between the legs tennis shot by Roger Federer:

A Comprehensive List of Top 10 Book Lists of 2009

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Let me know if I have missed anyone (or yours) in the comments section.

Kevin DeYoung

Russell Moore

Keith Mathison

Tim Challies

Trevin Wax

Derek Thomas

Thabiti Anyabwile

Sam Storms

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