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Justice: Proverbs 6



16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

20 My son, keep your father’s command,
And do not forsake the law of your mother.
21 Bind them continually upon your heart;
Tie them around your neck.
22 When you roam, they[b] will lead you;
When you sleep, they will keep you;
And when you awake, they will speak with you.
23 For the commandment is a lamp,
And the law a light;


FPX Forum Poll

For those of you not already registered there, it is NOT necessary to enter a phone number.  Just click the PASS button a few times until it stops asking you.  I will activate your account as soon as I see your registration, and you will be able to log in and post.

Original FPX Forum

Alternate FPX Forum

Alternative Forum

I don’t know what the problem is with FPX, but if it’s still down tomorrow, we’ll use the alternative forum.

Link to FPX:

Link to Alternative FPX:

Forum temporarily down

I’ve received a few emails expressing concern about the discussion forum being currently unavailable. The reason for this is that HQ Forums (the hosting service) is changing servers. FPX should be back online in a day or so. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.


Update:  I expected the forum to have been back online by now.  Until it returns, everyone is welcome to post at the alternate site:  FPX II.

FPX is back in business.  Thanks for your patience, everyone!

FPX Now Open

The hijacking issue at the original FPX appears to have been fixed. The forum is now open to posting. Please notify me of any problems.   You can post a message in the comment thread of this blog entry or send me an email through the contact form by clicking the tab at the top of the blog page.


Forum Temporarily Closed

The Friction Powered Information Exchange is closed until further notice due to intrusive ads and hijacking problems.  I apologize for the inconvenience and any frustration it has caused.  In the meantime, everyone is welcome to post here at the blog in the comment section of this entry.  As an alternative, there is another forum available to anyone who wishes to register. 

Click to go to the new (perhaps temporary) Friction Powered Exchange forum.  If you choose to use it, be patient with me while I get accustomed to the Admin panel which is more complex than the one I’m used to using.

If the original FPX reopens, I’ll post a notice here and at FPX II.

Important addendum: 

I just became aware that the registration form on the new forum is asking for full name and birthdate.  I would alter that requirement if I could.  As it is, all I can say is I would not provide such personal information.  As long as you provide a “name” and a birthdate that makes your age greater than 18, I don’t think there will be any problem.

The original FPX forum is currently open.  Please proceed there to participate in the discussion. 

LINK to FPX forum

Comments Closed

Due to a recent attempt to sabotage this blog with script in the comment thread, all comment threads have been closed.  If you wish to discuss any of the cases featured on this blog, please register at the forum and add your comments there.

Friction Powered Exchange

Technical Difficulties

The Friction Powered Exchange forum is down.  I don’t know if it’s temporary or permanent.  It isn’t my doing, and I don’t know what the problem is. 

Interesting timing.

Update: 9:36 PM

We’re open for business!

Whatever the problem was, it now appears to have been fixed.

Friction Powered Forum

It may just prove that I’m crazy, but I’ve decided to give this a go and see how it works out.

If nothing else, it’ll be a learning experience. Y’all behave now.

 ETA:  Registration is open but requires Admin approval for account activation.  Please be patient, and I’ll get to you as soon as I can.

Email Policy

Out of an abundance of caution, I will no longer be replying via email to messages from readers with whom I am not familiar.  If you have recently emailed me and have not received a reply, please check the tabs at the top of this blog for a password-protected response.  Only the intended recipient and I will be able to view the protected page and its consequent comments.  I’ll get to each of you as quickly as I can.  I apologize for the communication disruption.  Thanks for your patience.

 Average Jane