Friday, November 16, 2012

Blessed to be Able to Seek Blessings

 I happened to hear the woman preacher on the radio say:

“ We are not blessed to be blessed.  We are blessed to be seeking blessings.” 

I believe I recall her words correctly.

However, I would modify that slightly to say: 

While we are surely blessed to be blessed, maybe we are more blessed to be able to seek blessings. 

AVT  (November, 2012)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Equity Begets Equity

Equity Begets Equity.

If one is not equitable, they will not be given equity.

AVT (September, 2012)

eq·ui·ty, [ek-wi-tee], noun, plural eq·ui·ties.
1.         the quality of being fair or impartial; fairness; impartiality: the equity of Solomon. Synonyms: disinterest, equitableness, impartiality, fair-mindedness, fairness, justness, evenhandedness, objectivity; justice, probity. Antonyms: bias, discrimination, inequity, injustice, partiality, partisanship, prejudice, unfairness, unreasonableness; injustice.
2.         something that is fair and just: the equities of our criminal-justice system.
3.         Law.
a.         Also called chancery, the application of the dictates of conscience or the principles of natural justice to the settlement of controversies.
b.         Also called chancery, a system of jurisprudence or a body of doctrines and rules developed in England and followed in the U.S., serving to supplement and remedy the limitations and the inflexibility of the common law.
c.         an equitable right or claim.
d.         equity of redemption.

eq·ui·ta·ble, [ek-wi-tuh-buhl], adjective
1.         characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable: equitable treatment of all citizens.
2.         Law.
a.         pertaining to or valid in equity.

b.         pertaining to the system of equity, as distinguished
from the common law.

Monday, April 30, 2012

When in doubt…, RIGHT CLICK!

When in doubt…, RIGHT CLICK!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Truth and Right

When any situation is reduced to its lowest common denominator or proportionality – so to speak, Truth and Right become more readily apparent.

AVT (April, 2012)

Necesse est ut eam, non ut vivam.

Necesse est ut eam, non ut vivam. 

It is necessary to go, not to live.
(Implying: the duty of going to war, to sea, etc.)

Attributed to Lord Bacon as well as various bureaucrats/military leaders of the Roman Empire.

Modernly, however, the phrase has come to mean or to be associated with the fact that society will not excuse the killing of innocent others merely for the purpose of preserving or saving oneself.  That is to say, when faced with imminent personal peril, one is not excused to kill another innocent individual even if such an act would remove the peril altogether. And while many among us may wonder why anyone would think along such lines much less need to be reminded of the wrongfulness of killing innocents, it seems all too often that society is faced with one that didn’t understand this simple rule.

"To preserve one's life generally speaking is a duty, but it may be the plainest and highest duty to sacrifice it. ... Though law and morality are not the same, and many things may be immoral which are not necessarily illegal, yet the absolute divorce of law from morality would be of fatal consequence[.]"  Regina v. Dudley and Stephens, 14 Q.B.D. 273 (1884).

AVT (April, 2012)

PS.  Mind you, should there be any that need to hear such - given the modern world, there is no purpose for this blog entry other than the fact that I believed the saying to be an interesting proverb-like statement with an interesting history behind it as well.  :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Press: Abuse is inseparable from the proper use of every thing.

"As Madison said, 'Some degree of abuse is inseparable from the proper use of every thing; and in no instance is this more true than in that of the press.' 4 Elliot's Debates on the Federal Constitution (1876), p. 571."

From: New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 273 (1964) (Lexis)

AVT (March, 2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Res ipsa loquitur, vi et armis, fieri facias.

Res ipsa loquitur, vi et armis, fieri facias.

The thing speaks for itself, by force and arms, that you cause to be made.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Talking West Coast or East Coast?

They were speaking to me in West Coast. But I had reverted to listening in East Coast. So, I didn’t understand the nuances of what they were telling me.

AVT (Feb., 2012)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Forgotten Rules

I couldn’t remember the rules. So, I made them up as needed.