Whaleoil General Debate

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Face of the day

PETER MEECHAM/STUFF
Paw Justice co-founder Craig Dunn says Trade Me should stop selling commercially-bred dogs.

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

temporal (adj) – 1. Of, relating to, or limited by time.
2. Of or relating to the material world; worldly.
3. Lasting only for a time; not eternal.
4. Secular or lay; civil.
5. (Grammar) Expressing time.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 14th century, “worldly, secular;” also “terrestrial, earthly; temporary, lasting only for a time,” from Old French temporal “earthly,” and directly from Latin temporalis “of time, denoting time; but for a time, temporary,” from tempus (genitive temporis) “time, season, moment, proper time or season,” from Proto-Italic *tempos- “stretch, measure,” which according to de Vaan is from PIE *temp-os “stretched,” from root *ten- “to stretch,” the notion being “stretch of time.”

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 24

18 For the Lord will be displeased with you
and will turn his anger away from them.

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Theological Tuesday

Let’s Not Politicise this

Why paying someone $2 a day is not a bad thing

Daily Roundup