Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How they voted

Here's how our Florida Representatives voted on the House's $700 billion bailout of Wall Street:

Boyd (D)
Brown (D)
Hastings (D)
Klein (D)
Mahoney (D)
Meek (D)
Wasserman Schultz (D)
Wexler (D)
Crenshaw (R)
Putnam (R)
Weldon (R)

Bilirakis (R)
Brown-Waite, Ginny (R)
Buchanan (R)
Diaz-Balart, L (R)
Diaz-Balart, M (R)
Feeney (R)
Keller (R)
Mack (R)
Mica (R)
Miller (R)
Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Stearns (R)
Young (R)
Caster (D)


A Common Sense Fix for the Economy

On Dave Ramsey's website, he lists a 3 step plan to fix the current financial debacle. It involves much less in government involvement and the cost is estimated at $50 billion, compare that to $700 billion (yes I know the 700 isn't a true cost.) It basically has the government insure the bad mortgages rather than buying them. It places restrictions on the companies that seek insurance and provides some small relief to the consumer. The second step involves a change in accounting procedures but it's the third step that's the kicker. The capital gains tax needs to be removed completely! Overall it seems like a good plan...it at least appears on the surface to be better than a government wholesale purchase of mortgages. I don't want the
government to become the landlord of the land. Most importantly, he reminds us to pray. Pray for our leaders. Even those that we disagree with or dislike. They need wisdom and the Lord is wisdom. Sometimes (or is it a lot of times) we forget to do this, or if we do, its just so we can check it off our prayer list. Ask God for wisdom on our own behalf and then earnestly pray for our leaders, for wisdom, strength, and perseverance.
Here is the complete plan and check out Dave's site.

"Years of bad decisions and stupid mistakes have created an economic nightmare in this country, but $700 billion in new debt is not the answer. As a tax-paying American citizen, I will not support any congressperson who votes to implement such a policy. Instead, I submit the following three steps:

Common Sense Plan


Insure the subprime bonds/mortgages with an
underlying FHA-type insurance. Government-insured
and backed loans would have an instant market
all over the world, creating immediate and needed liquidity.

In order for a company to accept the government-backed insurance,
they must do two things:

1. Rewrite any mortgage that is more than three
months delinquent to a 6% fixed-rate mortgage.

a. Roll all back payments with no late fees or
legal costs into the balance. This brings homeowners
current and allows them a chance to keep their homes.

b. Cancel all prepayment penalties to encourage
refinancing or the sale of the property to pay off
the bad loan. In the event of foreclosure or short
sale, the borrower will not be held liable for any
deficit balance. FHA does this now, and that encourages
mortgage companies to go the extra mile while
working with the borrower—again limiting foreclosures
and ruined lives.

2. Cancel ALL golden parachutes of EXISTING
and FUTURE CEOs and executive team members as
long as the company holds these government-insured
bonds/mortgages. This keeps underperforming executives
from being paid when they don’t do their jobs.

C. This backstop will cost less than $50 billion—
a small fraction of the current proposal.


A. Remove mark to market accounting rules for two
years on only subprime Tier III bonds/mortgages.
This keeps companies from being forced to artificially
mark down bonds/mortgages below the value of the
underlying mortgages and real estate.

B. This move creates patience in the market and has
an immediate stabilizing effect on failing and
ailing banks—and it costs the taxpayer nothing.


A. Remove the capital gains tax completely. Investors
will flood the real estate and stock market in search
of tax-free profits, creating tremendous—and
immediate—liquidity in the markets. Again, this costs
the taxpayer nothing.

B. This move will be seen as a lightning rod politically
because many will say it is helping the rich. The
truth is the rich will benefit, but it will be their
money that stimulates the economy. This will enable
all Americans to have more stable jobs and retirement
investments that go up instead of down. This is not
a time for envy, and it’s not a time for politics.
It’s time for all of us, as Americans, to
stand up, speak out, and fix this mess."


Monday, September 29, 2008

Who's Your Daddy? Prophecies of His Ancestry

This Thursday's X-trials class is on the Genealogy of Jesus and how it applies to Messianic prophecies. I know what you're thinking, "We normally just skip over those long, boring genealogies in the Bible and now you are going to devote an entire class to studying one? BORING!" But when are the X-trials ever boring? Besides, the one we are studying is a very special one. It's the genealogy of Jesus and did I say one genealogy? There are actually two, one by Matthew (Matthew 1:1-17) and the other by Luke (Luke 3:23-38).

So why two lists? That's a question many have asked with skeptics asserting that there are contradictions in them that cannot be reconciled. Then there is the reason of showing Christ's decent through David from Abraham and Adam set forth in an unbroken line in both genealogies. And how does this all tie in to Messianic prophecy?

Join us Thursday night at 7pm as we explore this matter...it won' be boring, I promise!



Saturday, September 27, 2008

Goodbye Cool Hand

One of the greats.

Paul Newman, actor who personified cool, dies

Associated Press Writer
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as "Hud," "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money" - followed by a second act as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario - has died. He was 83.

Newman died Friday at his farmhouse near Westport following a long battle with cancer, publicist Jeff Sanderson said. He was surrounded by his family and close friends.

In May, Newman dropped plans to direct a fall production of "Of Mice and Men" at Connecticut's Westport Country Playhouse, citing unspecified health issues. The following month, a friend disclosed that he was being treated for cancer and Martha Stewart, also a friend, posted photos on her Web site of Newman looking gaunt at a charity luncheon.

But true to his fiercely private nature, Newman remained cagey about his condition, reacting to reports that he had lung cancer with a statement saying only that he was "doing nicely."

As an actor, Newman got his start in theater and on television during the 1950s, and went on to become one of the world's most enduring and popular film stars, a legend held in awe by his peers. He was nominated for Academy Awards 10 times, winning one Oscar and two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including "Exodus," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Verdict," "The Sting" and "Absence of Malice."

Newman worked with some of the greatest directors of the past half century, from Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston to Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese and the Coen brothers. His co-stars included Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and, most famously, Robert Redford, his sidekick in "Butch Cassidy" and "The Sting."

"There is a point where feelings go beyond words," Redford said Saturday. "I have lost a real friend. My life - and this country - is better for his being in it."

Newman sometimes teamed with his wife and fellow Oscar winner, Joanne Woodward, with whom he had one of Hollywood's rare long-term marriages. "I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger?" Newman told Playboy magazine when asked if he was tempted to stray.

They wed in 1958, around the same time they both appeared in "The Long Hot Summer." Newman also directed her in several films, including "Rachel, Rachel" and "The Glass Menagerie."

With his strong, classically handsome face and piercing blue eyes, Newman was a heartthrob just as likely to play against his looks, becoming a favorite with critics for his convincing portrayals of rebels, tough guys and losers. New York Times critic Caryn James wrote after his turn as the town curmudgeon in 1995's "Nobody's Fool" that "you never stop to wonder how a guy as good-looking as Paul Newman ended up this way."

"Sometimes God makes perfect people," fellow "Absence of Malice" star Sally Field said, "and Paul Newman was one of them."

Newman had a soft spot for underdogs in real life, giving tens of millions to charities through his food company and setting up camps for severely ill children. Passionately opposed to the Vietnam War, and in favor of civil rights, he was so famously liberal that he ended up on President Nixon's "enemies list," one of the actor's proudest achievements, he liked to say.

A screen legend by his mid-40s, he waited a long time for his first competitive Oscar, winning in 1987 for "The Color of Money," a reprise of the role of pool shark "Fast Eddie" Felson, whom Newman portrayed in the 1961 film "The Hustler."

In the earlier film, Newman delivered a magnetic performance as the smooth-talking, whiskey-chugging pool shark who takes on Minnesota Fats - played by Jackie Gleason - and becomes entangled with a gambler played by George C. Scott. In the sequel - directed by Scorsese - "Fast Eddie" is no longer the high-stakes hustler he once was, but an aging liquor salesman who takes a young pool player (Cruise) under his wing before making a comeback.

He won an honorary Oscar in 1986 "in recognition of his many and memorable compelling screen performances and for his personal integrity and dedication to his craft." In 1994, he won a third Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, for his charitable work.

His most recent academy nod was a supporting actor nomination for the 2002 film "Road to Perdition." One of Newman's nominations was as a producer; the other nine were in acting categories. (Jack Nicholson holds the record among actors for Oscar nominations, with 12; actress Meryl Streep has had 14.)

As he passed his 80th birthday, he remained in demand, winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the 2005 HBO drama "Empire Falls" and providing the voice of a crusty 1951 car in the 2006 Disney-Pixar hit, "Cars."

But in May 2007, he told ABC's "Good Morning America" he had given up acting, though he intended to remain active in charity projects. "I'm not able to work anymore as an actor at the level I would want to," he said. "You start to lose your memory, your confidence, your invention. So that's pretty much a closed book for me."

Newman also turned to producing and directing. In 1968, he directed "Rachel, Rachel," a film about a lonely spinster's rebirth. The movie received four Oscar nominations, including Newman, for producer of a best motion picture; and Woodward, for best actress. The film earned Newman the best director award from the New York Film Critics Circle.

In the 1970s, Newman, admittedly bored with acting, became fascinated with auto racing, a sport he studied when he starred in the 1969 film, "Winning." After turning professional in 1977, Newman and his driving team made strong showings in several major races, including fifth place in Daytona in 1977 and second place in the Le Mans in 1979.

"Racing is the best way I know to get away from all the rubbish of Hollywood," he told People magazine in 1979.

Newman later became a car owner and formed a partnership with Carl Haas, starting Newman/Haas Racing in 1983 and joining the CART series. Hiring Mario Andretti as its first driver, the team was an instant success, and throughout the last 26 years, the team - now known as Newman/Haas/Lanigan and part of the IndyCar Series - has won 107 races and eight series championships.

"Paul and I have been partners for 26 years and I have come to know his passion, humor and, above all, his generosity," Haas said. "His support of the team's drivers, crew and the racing industry is legendary. His pure joy at winning a pole position or winning a race exemplified the spirit he brought to his life and to all those that knew him."

Despite his love of race cars, Newman continued to make movies and continued to pile up Oscar nominations, his looks remarkably intact and his acting becoming more subtle - nothing like the mannered method performances of his early years, when he was sometimes dismissed as a Brando imitator.

Newman, who shunned Hollywood life, was reluctant to give interviews and usually refused to sign autographs because he found the majesty of the act offensive. He also claimed that he never read reviews of his movies.

"If they're good you get a fat head and if they're bad you're depressed for three weeks," he said.

In 1982, Newman and his Westport neighbor, writer A.E. Hotchner, started a company to market Newman's original oil-and-vinegar dressing. Newman's Own, which began as a joke, grew into a multimillion-dollar business selling popcorn, salad dressing, spaghetti sauce and other foods. All of the company's profits are donated to charities. By 2007, the company had donated more than $175 million, according to its Web site.

"We will miss our friend Paul Newman, but are lucky ourselves to have known such a remarkable person," Robert Forrester, vice chairman of Newman's Own Foundation, said in a statement.

In 1988, Newman founded a camp in northeastern Connecticut for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. He went on to establish similar camps in several other states and in Europe.

He and Woodward bought an 18th century farmhouse in Westport, where they raised their three daughters, Elinor "Nell," Melissa and Clea.

Newman had two daughters, Susan and Stephanie, and a son, Scott, from a previous marriage to Jacqueline Witte. Scott died in 1978 of an accidental overdose of alcohol and Valium. After his only son's death, Newman established the Scott Newman Foundation to finance the production of anti-drug films for children.

"Our father was a rare symbol of selfless humility, the last to acknowledge what he was doing was special," his daughters said in a written statement. "Intensely private, he quietly succeeded beyond measure in impacting the lives of so many with his generosity."

Newman was born in Cleveland, the second of two boys of Arthur S. Newman, a partner in a sporting goods store, and Theresa Fetzer Newman. He was raised in the affluent suburb of Shaker Heights, where he was encouraged him to pursue his interest in the arts by his mother and his uncle Joseph Newman, a well-known Ohio poet and journalist.

Following World War II service in the Navy, he enrolled at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he got a degree in English and was active in student productions.

He later studied at Yale University's School of Drama, then headed to work in theater and television in New York, where his classmates at the famed Actor's Studio included Brando, James Dean and Karl Malden.

Newman's breakthrough was enabled by tragedy: Dean, scheduled to star as the disfigured boxer in a television adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's "The Battler," died in a car crash in 1955. His role was taken by Newman, then a little-known performer.

Newman started in movies the year before, in "The Silver Chalice," a costume film he so despised that he took out an ad in Variety to apologize. By 1958, he had won the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for the shiftless Ben Quick in "The Long Hot Summer."

In December 1994, about a month before his 70th birthday, he told Newsweek magazine he had changed little with age.

"I'm not mellower, I'm not less angry, I'm not less self-critical, I'm not less tenacious," he said. "Maybe the best part is that your liver can't handle those beers at noon anymore," he said.

Newman is survived by his wife, five children, two grandsons and his older brother Arthur.


Associated Press writers Hillel Italie in New York and Josh Dickey, Greg Risling and Susan Katz in Los Angeles contributed to this story.

The films of Paul Newman include:
"The Silver Chalice," 1954.

"Somebody Up There Likes Me," 1956.

"The Rack," 1956.

"The Helen Morgan Story," 1957.

"Until They Sail," 1957.

"The Long Hot Summer," 1958.

"The Left-Handed Gun," 1958.

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," 1958.

"Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!" 1958.

"The Young Philadelphians," 1959.

"From the Terrace," 1960.

"Exodus," 1960.

"The Hustler," 1961.

"Paris Blues," 1961.

"Sweet Bird of Youth," 1962.

"Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man," 1962.

"Hud," 1963.

"A New Kind of Love," 1963.

"The Prize," 1963.

"What a Way to Go," 1964.

"The Outrage," 1964.

"Lady L," 1965.

"Harper," 1966.

"Torn Curtain," 1966.

"Hombre," 1967.

"Cool Hand Luke," 1967.

"The Secret War of Harry Frigg," 1968.

"Rachel Rachel," (director) 1968.

"Winning," 1969.

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1969.

"WUSA," 1970.

"Sometimes a Great Notion," 1971.

"Pocket Money," 1972.

"The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds," (director), 1972.

"The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean," 1972.

"The Mackintosh Man," 1973.

"The Sting," 1973.

"The Towering Inferno," 1974.

"The Drowning Pool," 1975.

"Silent Movie," (cameo), 1976.

"Buffalo Bill and the Indians ... or Sitting Bull's History Lesson," 1976.

"Slap Shot," 1977.

"Quintet," 1979.

"When Time Ran Out," 1980.

"Fort Apache The Bronx," 1981.

"Absence of Malice," 1981.

"The Verdict," 1982.

"Harry and Son," 1984.

"The Color of Money," 1986.

"Fat Man and Little Boy," 1989.

"Mr. & Mrs. Bridge," 1990.

"The Hudsucker Proxy," 1994.

"Nobody's Fool," 1994.

"Twilight," 1998.

"Message in a Bottle," 1999.

"Where the Money Is," 2000.

"Road to Perdition," 2002.

"Our Town," 2003.

"Empire Falls," 2005.

"Cars," (voice) 2006.


Chicken is T. rex's closes living relative

Though highly suspected from skeletal anatomy comparison, the first molecular evidence that birds are the closest living descendants of dinosaurs has been made. The Tyrannosaurus rex is more closely related to the chicken or the ostrich than to modern reptiles like lizards and alligators. Until very recently, protein sequences have not been available for dinosaurs, since most fossils do not yield proteins or DNA. Check out the National Geographic article for more.

T. Rex Protein "Confirms" Bird-Dinosaur Link
Scott Norris
for National Geographic News

A new study of ancient proteins retrieved from a Tyranosaurus rex fossil confirms the long-hypothesized evolutionary connection between dinosaurs and modern birds, experts say.

The finding is the first molecular evidence that birds, not lizards or other reptiles, are the closest living relatives of dinosaurs, the researchers note.

A close relationship between the two groups was already widely suspected, based on similarities in skeletal features.

The new research follows a breakthrough study last year in which scientists reported the recovery and partial molecular sequencing of T. rex and mastodon proteins.

Both dinosaur studies examined samples of collagen, the main protein component of bone.

In addition to cementing the dino-bird connection, the new study provides the first molecular evidence that mastodons and elephants are also closely related.

"This shows that if we can sequence even tiny pieces of fossil protein, we can establish evolutionary relationships," said co-author John Asara of Harvard Medical School, who also led the previous T. rex study.

Chris Organ of Harvard University is the lead author of the new report, which appears in tomorrow's issue of the journal Science.

From T. Rex to Chicken

The T. rex proteins were extracted from soft tissues preserved inside 68-million-year-old fossil remains first described in 2005.

The mastodon remains were much younger, dating to between 160,000 and 600,000 years ago.

Using a variety of techniques, the researchers compared the T. rex and mastodon protein sequences with those of 21 living animals, including ostriches, chickens, and alligators.

Such comparisons are commonly used by biologists to construct evolutionary "family trees," since similar protein structure is a sign of shared genetic makeup.

Until very recently, however, protein sequences have not been available for ancient organisms such as dinosaurs, since most fossils do not yield proteins or DNA.

The family trees of dinosaurs and other ancient vertebrates are instead known largely by comparing many fine details of skeletal anatomy.

If molecular data become more widely available for dinosaurs, Asara noted, researchers will be able to fill in gaps and overcome possible errors in existing classification based on physical features.

To illustrate his point, he noted that the shared ancestry of two present-day groups—elephants and shrew-like tenrecs—is known solely from DNA and protein comparisons.

"Nobody could make that connection based on bones," he noted.

"The amazing part of this study is that we could establish the dinosaur-bird connection using only 89 total amino acids [the building blocks of proteins]," Asara said.

With only a small amount of sequence data, he continued, "we can take an unidentified or fragmented fossil bone and not only identify the species but also help place it in evolution."

Fossil Molecules

It remains to be seen whether even small sequences can be extracted from ancient fossils with any regularity, experts say.

Mary Schweitzer of North Carolina State University is a co-author of the new study and made the initial discovery of the T. rex soft tissue remains.

She has argued that such remains may be relatively common in well-preserved fossils but are often overlooked.

Others have said that protein preservation over tens of millions of years should not be possible. Some scientists have continued to question whether Asara's and Schweitzer's sequences really came from an ancient T. rex.

Proteins from some other biological source could have somehow contaminated the dinosaur remains, the skeptics note.

The new finding that the proteins are most similar to those of birds, Asara said, helps rule out the possibility of contamination from other sources such as mammals.

But doubts remain. Peggy Ostrom is a biologist at Michigan State University in East Lansing and an expert on fossil proteins.

Many have remained skeptical about the T. rex protein findings, she said, because of the small size of the sequences.

"They have a very tiny bit of data relative to the size of the collagen molecule," Ostrom said.

"What's going to be really convincing is to actually see some more sequences," she added.

"If [preservation of dinosaur proteins] is a ubiquitous occurrence, then that should be forthcoming."

Ostrom also noted that many recent findings, including the mastodon remains dated to nearly half a million years ago, have greatly pushed back previously accepted time limits for protein molecule preservation.

"In 2000, there probably wasn't one biochemist around who would tell you we'd find a protein over 40 thousand years old," she said.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

We need Americans Not Career Politicians

Why aren't more people...why isn't the American press pounding the idea that the current financial debacle is the responsibility of our government. Where has Congress been. They, and the Presidents, seem so short sighted. All they seem to care about is getting more money now to insure reelection. Or worse, they pander to public opinion in order to get reelected. We elect them to handle the problems we don't have time to investigate properly. That is one reason that we are a republic. If I wanted a government run by polls, why would I need a representative or a President.

This financial problem seems to have been a long time coming. Instead of promoting savings we promote spending. Don't encourage people to save for a home or get one that is affordable instead lets encourage companies to loan them more money. Who pays for this? The people themselves while the politicians get reelected!

So the mortgage industry is collapsing, what do we do now. We have to pony up. No this isn't really a bailout I know. We are purchasing assets, and at reduced values but in essence the government is becoming the landlord. What does it do with these assets. The people are defaulting, which is the problem. Does it foreclose? And when it buys these assets from the mortgage holders it will be below book value which means that these companies will have large write-downs on their books. How will Wall Street react to this? Plus, we have to borrow more money to do this. Our credit rating is placed even more at jeopardy and if it slips then the interest we pay goes up. Since we can't afford to pay our current interest without borrowing how do we pay even more in interest. We don't even want to think about the possibility of the defacto world currency switching from the dollar. These are all possible outcomes.

Yes we will pull through. In fact, after the election we probably won't hear much about this outside of the business media. The point to remember is that we need to hold politicians accountable for past stupidity. Hold the current politicians to the fire to do what is best for the country in the long run not just what is best for our state, county, city, company or purselves today! We have a lot of long-term problems that have to be addressed and no one seems to care beyond what it will bring them today.

Education, Rebuilding our Infrastructure, Retirement (not just Social Security), Healthcare (not just Medicare and Medicaid), Security, Innovation, Government Bloat, Government Debt, and the Economy; these are all current, real problems that can collapse our country and they all require long-term plans.

Those that know me know that I am pretty far from being a socialist and the current problems should indicate the government is inept at solving these problems themselves. In fact, they can and usually make them worse. That's because they believe the ONLY solution is a transfer of power and wealth to themselves. The real solution is for government to find ways to promote the solution and then get out of the way. But who can blame the government, they have to be reelected every 2-6 years. They usually can't see beyond this. That is why it is up to us. We have to think and vote with a longer time frame in mind. We need to elect smart people, people with character, who can discern what is right and follow through even if it's difficult. Even if that means that they won't be reelected! We don't need career politicians in office. We need Americans.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Prophecies of His Preexistence

This weeks Starbucks Bible Study Topic: Prophecies of His Preexistence

What is Messianic prophecy and why do we need to study it?
Our first class will concentrate on the prophecies of Jesus' preexistence.
Was the Son of God born? Or has He always been? Does it even matter?
We will look at Jesus' own words for guidence.
See www.X-trials.com for more info on the class.


Monday, September 22, 2008

New Bible Study Starting September 25th

The X-Trials Bible Study Group will begin a new Bible study on Thursday, September 25, 2009 at 7pm; we'll be meeting at Starbucks as usual. Don't let the start date scare you off. You can join at anytime!

We've just completed a look at several key figures in the Old Testament which was great! Thank you to everyone. We had some great discussions. I know that I learned a lot. This Fall we are going to be looking at the Messianic Prophecies and how Jesus fulfilled them. We'll be using the book "All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible" by Herbert Lockyer. We’ll cover how the different prophecies accurately foretell of the coming of Christ including His ancestry, birth, character, and His death and resurrection.

As always, this course is designed to be a "come when you can" class. In other words, each week we cover something different so if you can't make a week...show up for the next one! We welcome everyone. It is a discussion oriented class but if you want to come and listen only...feel free.

Join us for a cup of coffee and a night of fellowship!

See you there,
Brian Borden


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Mister Bookseller

Here is a sweet little comic for you. A bookstore that carries every book...except one.

By the way...it might prompt you with an adult content warning but it is completely safe.


Friday, September 05, 2008

Ms. Dewey

Ok so I decided to finally do a new post and as I was going over old post ideas from a year ago I came across "Ms. Dewey." Ms. Dewey is an interactive search engine by Microsoft, www.msdewey.com. As I am looking at the website I have the TV show Stargate Atlantis playing in the background. While watching I notice one of the guest stars on the episode and she looks an awful lot like Ms. Dewey! Upon a little investigation I find out its the actress Janina Gavankar and sure enough she also plays Ms. Dewey. What are the odds. Anyway, check out the site. Its a little diversion.


Thursday, September 04, 2008

I'm Back!!!!

I know, I know...where has Brian been. A lot has been going on to keep me away but I back. Over on the X-Trials site, I'll be updating with the new Bible Study at Starbucks.