A La Carte (October 15)

Tim Challies | 10/15/2019 | Staff
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Today’s Kindle deals include a nice little list of titles (though, to be fair, a good number of them seem to go on sale every month or two).

John Henry Newman has been much in the news recently. Here’s a short article on his life and influence.

News - Facebook - Cryptocurrency - News - Libra

It’s not good news for Facebook’s cryptocurrency, but it’s also not necessarily devastating news. “The first to ditch Libra was Paypal, which withdrew on October 4th. Then, over the course of a few hours on October 11th, Visa, Mastercard, Stripe and Mercado Pago all bailed on the project, with eBay tagging along for good measure. That meant every major US payment processor has exited the association.”

“Stick a spade anywhere in the natural world and it comes up teeming with fascination. Did you know, for example, that sequoia bark is inches thick and its sponginess protects the trees from forest fires? That they are the most massive plants, and among the oldest living organisms, on earth? That their seed cones do not drop naturally but depend on gray squirrels to swarm their branches and nibble through the stems?”

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