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Updated July 11, 2006 at 10:15 pm EST



AUG 04 - JULY 05



Special three year   anniversary 9-11 edition


Blasi on Board Brings Brightness!


President Bush's inaugural address focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!


Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!




'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17!


Election 2004:



Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!


PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and why?"


PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"


Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!


Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry against charges!


Who cares for the the 2nd victim!


Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."




Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!


SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!


Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.


FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!




Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!


Christian groups seek to provide haven for incoming students!


Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling knows all about spiritual strikeouts!


Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!




The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......


Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News column




Pitt  2004 Cheerleading and Dance Team surrounded Schenley Quad with their Squad!


Pitt Cheerleaders and Dance team try to cheer up Panther fans!


"Golf’s New 'Sultan of Swat' Victorious Again"

There’s a New 'Berg' in the ‘Burgh.'


Three Panther fans weather the floods at 6:30 a.m.

Steelers Open Season with Home Victory

Pitt's Track and Field could go the distance!


Pittsburgh Steelers come back with rookie and backup players!


Deja Vu for the Steelers




Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith




"Top 25 reasons given for why students think the original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and was in the shape of a candy cane?"


Top 14 answers to "Love is....."


My Kiss of a Lifetime hopes to be special!


Top 14 responses to 'A Loving friend is........'
In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 50-26 responses to 'Love is....'


In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 25-1 responses to 'Love is....'


Top 5 responses given by students to, "What is the most important lesson your mom taught you?"


Acrostic Poem for Mother's Day!


Greek Life


Greek communities can communicate charity and care!


Kappa Kappa Gamma sister Jessica shows her Pitt spirit with her friends!


Newest sisters of Delta Zeta sorority enjoy a meal at Schenley Cafe after their initiation!


Student Government Board member Liz Blasi enjoys a meal at Schenley Cafe with her Chi Omega sisters!




PGSIS 2005 Taste with Haste Cereal Poem


PGSIS Class of 2005 Favorite Cereal Survey Results



Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample Questions II

Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample Questions


Spiritual Review of  "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006)

Picture Source: http://www.imdb.com

It is rated PG-13 for intense action violence and few scary scenes!
The runtime is 150 minutes!

Main Cast:
Johnny Depp - Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom - Will Turner
Keira Knightley - Elizabeth Swann

Coming Soon:
Watch 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' Trailer

Plot Synopsis:
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” is a story of redemption for Elizabeth Swann (played by Keira Knightley) and Will Turner (played by Orlando Bloom). Swann and Turner are arrested the night of their marriage. The only way for them to get their freedom is for Turner to find Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) and get the people who arrested them, what they want. The adventure begins when Turner looks for Jack Sparrow. Now Captain Jack Sparrow is being hunted down by Davy Jones (played by Bill Nighy) because it is time for Sparrow to serve in Jones service since 13 years have gone by. Sparrow tries to escape by putting other people in danger.

Content Review:
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” is an excellent movie that can be watched over and over. It is an action-packed sequel to the original “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” It is a movie that addresses the importance of loyalty, teamwork, and sacrifice. It is rated PG-13 for action-packed violence.



There are two guys rowing in a boat. One of the guys is looking at a book that looks like a Bible. He starts talking to the other guy about Providence providing. The other guy tells him ‘you cannot even read’ to which the guy who has a book in his hand replies. “IT IS THE BIBLE. YOU GET CREDIT JUST FOR TRYING” This was my favorite quote of the movie. I love the way they introduced the Bible into the movie. This reminded me of all the benefits of reading the Bible.

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” (Joshua 1:8, NIV)

“Then he said to me, ‘Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.’ So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.” (Ezekiel 3:3, NIV)

“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.” (Psalm 19:7-8, NIV)

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105, NIV)

“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" (Matthew 4:4, NIV)

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV)


Davy Jones who is supposed to be a typological representation of the devil, says to one of the captives that the captives soul belongs to the devil. The captive refuses to sell his soul to the devil and be in his service. He was not going to give into the devil. This cost him his life but he would rather take a chance to die than belong to the devil. This reminded me of Bible verses dealing with the soul and the devil. It is better to use our soul in service of the Lord even if it means death than to serve the devil.

Part I:

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5, NIV)

“But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul." (Joshua 22:5, NIV)

“Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God.” (1 Chronicles 22:19, NIV)

“My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.” (Psalm 34:2, NIV)

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.” (Psalm 130:5, NIV)

Part II:

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28, NIV)

“What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26, NIV)

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12, NIV)

“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.” (Ephesians 6:11)

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8, NIV)

Questions to Ponder:

  1. What does the Bible mean to you? 

  2. How did it make you feel to see the man in the boat looking at the Bible? 

  3. What does your soul mean to you? 

  4. Who will have your soul and why? 

  5. How can you ensure your soul belongs to the Lord Jesus?

Ramesh C. Reddy can be reached at reddy4HisGlory2004@yahoo.com

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