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Victor M805 Scent-Away Natural Rodent Repeller Packs
Victor M805 Scent-Away Natural Rodent Repeller Packs
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rid Yourself of Mice Wihtout a Battle, June 14, 2015
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If you have a mouse problem, mouse traps or a cat are usually the solution but if you would prefer to not deal with the resulting carnage, there are products like this that can convince the mice to go elsewhere. There are some smells mice just do not like amd, for somje reasson,mint is one of them. I have found products like this especially useful for a shed where, when a tractor mower lies idle in the winter, mice think it makes a dandy place for nesting. Any way you look at it, having them leave on their own is easier than getting rid of them.


Sterling Silver Checker Board Oval Shape Amethyst with Round Baguette Created White Sapphire Pendant Necklace, 18"
Sterling Silver Checker Board Oval Shape Amethyst with Round Baguette Created White Sapphire Pendant Necklace, 18"
Price: $60.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!, June 12, 2015
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When I opened the box that holds the necklace, I was very surprised. It is often difficult to judge jewelry from pictures online or in an advertisement as there are intangibles that can only be seen "live." Often something looks nice in advertising and appears to be of far less quality when you see it. This is actually quite the reverse. It looked like a very nice necklace for the price but live it is far more elegant than expected. The stones are very attractive and the setting nicely done. The chain goes well with the overall setting and is thin and understated. This looks like a far more expensive piece of jewelry that one would expect at this price and is a very good choice for a present.


Holmes HEPA Type Desktop Air Purifier, 3 Speeds plus Optional Ionizer, HAP242-NUC
Holmes HEPA Type Desktop Air Purifier, 3 Speeds plus Optional Ionizer, HAP242-NUC
Price: $31.21
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Small Scale Purifier, June 9, 2015
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If you suffer from allergies or just need to get rid of some unwanted odors left over from dinner, this is a great little investment. I fall into the first category and I do have a large room unit for the bedroom, but I also have a small office area where such a unit is impractical. The Holmes Desktop Air Purifier is just the thing needed and it is far less expensive than traditional larger units and fits nicely on the hutch over the computer desk. The device has three speeds (high is a audible but certainly bearable while the low setting is close to silent) and there is an optional ionizer switch that assists in purifying the air faster but does make a slight buzzing sound that some may find annoying. What I did was run the device on high for 24 hours to clean the air thoroughly and switched to the low setting thereafter. I even moved it upstairs last night to the kitchen to remove the smell of the fish we had for dinner and it worked just fine there even though it was a considerably larger area. This is a great little device and will work well in an office or small bedroom to remove unwanted odors, pollen, etc. A great product at a great price.


Science, Scripture, and Same-Sex Love
Science, Scripture, and Same-Sex Love
by Mike Regele
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.95
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2.0 out of 5 stars Preaching to the Choir, June 7, 2015
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Science, Scripture, and Same-Sex Love is a sincere and well-written book that ultimately fails in doing anything other than reinforcing the opinions of those who agree and being irrelevant to those who do not agree. The first problem is the handling of Scripture. Anyone who just reads the text can see there are no positive associations of same-sex love and numerous negative associations. Jesus uses the image of male and female becoming one flesh as God's plan for humanity. You simply cannot get same-sex couples in there without a great deal of exegetical gymnastics. Those supporting that position routinely cite the same arguments beginning with Boswell and on through to the current day. The problem is that those arguments have been answered dozens of times and the supporters of same-sex couples in a Christian context have not addressed the objections to their position. They just keep repeating themselves without acknowledging their opponents have rebutted their arguments. This is simply dishonest and gives the impression that they really have no answers so it is best to keep mouthing the same mantras.

I think we come closer to the truth when we examine the author's revelation that his daughter was gay. It is difficult for anyone to be pulled between their family and their faith. I sympathize with his predicament and could even understand if her were honest and said he did not care what the Bible states since his family comes first. But to play games with the text (as many in similar circumstances have done) is at best disingenuous. At times he seems more out to convince himself than any of his readers and his eloquence and sincerity cannot overcome the faults of his biases. He is a loving father and a good person I am sure, but as an apologetic for same-sex couples in the church, this fails for anyone who is not already on his side.


Confessions of a Self-Help Writer: The Journal of Michael Enzo
Confessions of a Self-Help Writer: The Journal of Michael Enzo
by Benjamin DeHaven
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.16
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3.0 out of 5 stars Humor of the Nasty Kind, June 7, 2015
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This is one of those books that might hit people the wrong way if they take it too seriously. The lackluster look on life narrated therein can be mistaken for the author's but is probably an intentional ploy to set the mood of the character "confessing." It is that of a self-help writer who needs as much or more help as his readers and probably ignores his own advice. The narrator looks down on his adoring public and the book paints a rather nasty image of the self-absorbed self-help authors that is probably not that far from the truth. It can be funny if you are not a fan of such books but the humor is definitely of a rather sarcastic and nasty variety. It is a book that you might even enjoy but not one to be read more than once.


Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water: One Woman's Journey to Experience Christianity Around the Globe
Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water: One Woman's Journey to Experience Christianity Around the Globe
by A. E. L. Hudson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.81
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fine For What It Is, Disappointing For What It Should Have Been, June 5, 2015
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Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water had the makings of a fascinating book. Imagine someone traveling the world and reporting on the Christian traditions native to each place: Maybe Orthodox worship in Eastern Europe, Catholics in Latin America, monasteries in the Middle East, the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, that is not what we get. Instead, the author traveled to a few countries as part of an Evangelical mission and reports back her experience among Evangelicals in each country. While it contains some interesting and touching moments, it is not what the book seemed it would be from the description and thus comes as a bit of a disappointment. It would be less so if it were stated this was her experiences among fellow Evangelicals during her missions overseas. If you are expecting that and that is what you want to read, give it four stars. If you were expecting what I described at the start, give it two. I will average it out and give it three.


Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions
Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions
by Phil Zuckerman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.87
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Important Book That Will Get Some on Both Sides a Little Ticked Off - and That Is a Good Thing, June 1, 2015
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I will begin by stating right off that I do not agree with the author's view of the world - but that does not mean I cannot gain something from his point of view. Dr. Zuckerman outlines a way of being irreligious without being anti-religious. That is, a secular life that defines its own way of life rather than define one as resistance to that of others. I do believe the discussion between the religious and the irreligious has been dominated by the extremes of anti-theist "New Atheists" and religious fundamentalists who do little but throw hissy fits. Unfortunately, most interactions Christians have online or in a book with someone defining themselves as irreligious is with the more militant atheists. I cannot speak for the other side, but I would imagine the same applies there (most Christians they interact with are fundamentalists). This gives a skewed view of both sides as most secularists I know personally and most Christians I know personally just want to live their lives in freedom and be left alone to worship or not worship as they please. It is not only the squeaky wheels that get attention but the nutty ones too.

I do have some basic disagreements with Dr. Zuckerman but these are to be expected. The whole term "Christian nation" is far too overused and poorly defined. The USA was an outgrowth of Western culture that was a process which included influences from both Athens and Jerusalem but also included peculiarly English ones (e.g., common law). Thus we are not a theocracy but the form of government we have shows combined Greco-Roman, British and Christian influences. You cannot have what emerged here minus any of the components of our history. I think this comes into play when he is setting out a secular view of things. He cannot help but internalize the influences of Christianity in his own outlook any more than the early Christians could not help but internalize (and carry over) influences of the Roman empire. This, however, is not as much a problem for him as it might be for more militant atheists who wish to push the "religion ruins everything" mantra without considering the fact that the very secular society they herald was built on its influence and may not outlast it. In any case, this book is a very encouraging step in the right direction.


Tomcat 100-34350-8 4-Count Mole Killer Grub Formula
Tomcat 100-34350-8 4-Count Mole Killer Grub Formula
Price: $16.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Job - if Moles are the Problem, June 1, 2015
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Moles are one of the two major headaches for those who like a nice lawn. Ironically, they like to feed on the other major headache: grubs. This is an interesting idea: it fakes the moles out by pretending to be grubs. The moles find out too late it actually isn't a good meal after all. RIP moles. I wonder they have to get rid of grubs??


Tomcat Mouse Trap Kit
Tomcat Mouse Trap Kit
Price: $3.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Building the Better Mousetrap, June 1, 2015
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It is rather difficult to get excited about a mousetrap but if you did this might be it. At for the mice I had in my house, they seemed strangely attracted to the gel the trap came with although more traditional things (e.g., cheese) have also worked. You will want to test (not with your finger) how far back and a mouse will need to go to trigger the device and put the "lure" back there. Other than using a little common sense (keeping it away from anywhere pets and small children may roam) the rest is ... a snap.


My True Nature Daisy's 2-in-1 Shampoo with body Wash, 8 Fluid Ounce
My True Nature Daisy's 2-in-1 Shampoo with body Wash, 8 Fluid Ounce
Price: $10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product and Price!, May 23, 2015
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This is an excellent choice for a baby shampoo/wash where you do not have to worry about the side effects from "better living through chemistry." It has a very nice scent, the product is effective and causes no irritation, and best of all, it does not cost and arm and a leg as some specialty products do. Good choice - particularly if your baby has sensitivity to the ingredients in some ingredients of standard soaps.


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