“But,I somehow suspect that this guy got some kind of sexual gratification from it when he posted it on Facebook”
Based on what?
…. Projecting much?
 February 27, 2015 at 1:45am
I was lucky. I was with my little boy (2 yrs old at the time) and we were charged by a large dog. I got between him and the animal. I had enough time to think about what part of my body I would let it bite ( and hopefully hang on to) to let me attack and kill it. Fortunately the owner was near and able to call it off; I should have been armed with at least a knife.
I made a deliberate effort to give him some positive experiences with dogs after that to keep him from being afraid of dogs. My son was terrified of even the most gentle dogs for years. I even had an opportunity to introduce him to a therapy dog bred and trained for perfect gentleness and he was still scared to get near it. ( He is 11 now and we have a dog; we are making sure she gets trained. We take our responsibility as pet owners seriously. )
The owner probably still thinks her dog is wonderful. When she isn’t around… I think maybe not so wonderful. I hope no one else was hurt after we moved away.
 February 26, 2015 at 8:02pm
RE: “…take charge of their own destiny”
Jihadists certainly want to take charge of their own destiny. A problem comes when their desired destiny conflicts with your desired destiny, right?
If ISIS wants to create death & destruction necessary to kick start the end of the world
so that their prophecies will be fulfilled, ( their “Destiny” )
and you want to live (preferably in peace)
…..do you really want them in charge of their own destiny?
The Middle East is not all ISIS. Just as America’s social compact could be said to be rooted in the Constitution and related documents, the Middle East’s version of the social compact is rooted in Orthodox Islam, and the related documents. Orthodox Islam has nice rules for the interaction of people who are both Muslims, but what concerns us is how the religion prescribes interaction with non-Muslims. What is happening in the middle east right now is not “extremist” it is historical, and Orthodox.
The Koran does not tell Muslims how to satisfy the obligations of their religion, they are directed to look to Mohamed as the perfect human and see what he said and did. To say these actions are wrong is to say Mohamed was wrong because they are copying him. To say Mohamed was wrong is heresy -punishable by death. They CAN’T condemn these actions.
Study up and decide for yourself how dangerous this is.
I dont want them to be in charge of their own destiny I want Middle Easterners to be in charge of their own destiny. The only way Isis would collide with my destiny is if they started taking over the US and im very much for using nearly measure to stop there without infringing on American freedoms.
I'm very well aware about Islam. I studied it in college. The problem is that Isis is a whole different degree of depravity even for Muslims and thats what will spur them into action. The problem is that Isis needs to expand but they are about to come into countries thayt would give them a severe whopping. Iran would kick their ass (Sunni vs Shia) Jordan would kick their ass. Saudi Arabia would kick their ass Egypt would kick their ass. Israel would kick their ass and if they tried more owuld turn against them. What I'm saying is that this whole Isis thing is just what the middle East has been doing literally for centuries. The greatest threat they pose to us is that they can waltz in with a bomb and kill millions if they arent monitored. There is pretty much zero threat that Isis would invade the US with an army. It's pretty much physically impossible. The real threat from Isis is two things. Lone wolves carrying out missions from Isis which we can deal with as national security and their threat to the Mid East itself. If the Mid East cares enough they will stop them. I think they do.
Jihadists certainly want to take charge of their own destiny. A problem comes when their desired destiny conflicts with your desired destiny, right?
you are completely right above but left out an important part in the third paragraph. we are rooted in the constitution and related documents, but it is the judeo-christian doctrine,(not denomination) that is our foundation of those documents.
that faith and the faith that man can rule himself brought us to the new world, our new world of ideas, islam still remains in the old world the ancient world with deep roots that keep it in the stone age of ideas, and the cult of a false religion and conversion.
but anyway very well said.
 February 26, 2015 at 7:44pm
Orthodox Islam, not respect for human rights, is the social contract guiding people in that part of the world. Orthodox Islam is dangerous to all non Muslims. Check out this interview:
Yes it is. But that doesn't correlate to having a US presence in the Mid East.
 February 26, 2015 at 7:20pm
You sound …more hopeful than informed.
My parents once lived in a part of the country where animal control came out with guns and shot poison darts at any dogs wandering around on the loose, with collars or not. Feral animals were not treated casually; they can be a real menace to safety of people and their property (domestic animals).
Dogs can get a taste for fresh meat, and their owners may not even realize what they are up to when out of sight. The attitude of “my precious ____ would never____” doesn’t alter reality.
Would the owners like to be charged for the cost of the animal their dog brought down? A breeder with good bloodlines can cost more than a small house! Charging the dog’s owner only by the pound could leave the rancher six figures poorer if the animal was not intended for slaughter. If not yet full grown, the animal’s owner is still not being paid the amount it would have brought in at slaughter.
Look at it from his side: Is a neighbor’s pet more valuable to you than your family business, your ability to pay the bills and provide for your family? Looking from the other side: Is your pet more valuable to you than the well being of your neighbors… and if so why wouldn’t you keep him safely fenced in?
You want to try correcting the behavior -prevent it!
My dog jumps on the couch when I am in bed… not when I am guarding it.
Out of sight = out of control. Dogs know when their owner is around and when he isn’t.
 February 25, 2015 at 5:30pm
They think they can tame these guys and work with them.
They don’t believe in anything worth dying for, and don’t understand people who do. They seem to think it’s a pose or something. They may have things they are willing to inconvenience others for (or kill over) but sacrifice is different. Sacrifice of the self as opposed to writing a large check is rather foreign to most of them.
They don’t understand that they don’t understand. Because religion doesn’t matter to them, they think it shouldn’t matter to other people. Because they think it shouldn’t matter they are not interested in seriously learning about it; they consider it a waste of time and effort. They are ignorant, and will continue to get blindsided. This will continue to have impacts on National Security.
 February 25, 2015 at 5:11pm
No, I think Americans have decided that bombing city buses, Kindergardens and shopping malls to kill whoever happens to be there is bad regardless of who does it.
“Shock and awe” is bombing a battalion of tanks into burning scrap metal.
 February 24, 2015 at 2:40pm
Looking for an older article I remember that looked at their worldview and objectives… I haven’t found it yet. Does anyone have some good links for me?
 February 23, 2015 at 1:21pm
The news crew set up their cameras….
Did any of them cross the street to help?
If they had, would they have been praised
or reprimanded for :
1. becoming part of the story
2. putting themselves in unnecessary danger
3. violating some part of their contract
4. causing problems with insurance
5. leading by example & embarrassing other members of the news crew who were scared
(remember everyone deserves a trophy and we mustn’t hurt feelings)
6. bringing in a feel good piece -everyone knows if it bleeds, it leads!
February 23, 2015 at 1:01pm
Remember the old “save the whales” PR push?
Looks like it may be time to take a page from someone else’s book and recycle an old idea. A new save the children campaign may be in order.
funding sex slavery
one click at a time…
What do you support?
February 23, 2015 at 12:55pm
“Who was it that decided the oldest job in the world is an unworthy job?”
I read that the pastor was concerned about
economically fueling sex slavery internationally.
I am sure prostitution is another concern, but it is not his point here.
"I am sure prostitution is another concern, but it is not his point here."
What do you think slavers do with their sex slaves? They sell them for sex.
You dont learn to think, do you?
 February 22, 2015 at 1:34am
No. I never had an abortion, but I came close enough to understand how someone else could make that choice. Some may view it as the lesser of two evils, and some do not see the evil at all.
I have been pro-life, pro-choice and swinging the other way again. I can honestly see both sides and the women who make such choices are not all evil witches who deserve to be boiled in oil or something. If they are, then the rest of us are similarly evil and similarly blind to the depths of our wickedness. Given the Church’s teaching on sin, that is possible; it is not a reason to hate people as if their sins were indescribably worse than ours.
The problem is they're committing murder while most people do not. That's the difference. Unless your life is in danger I can't see any coherent logical side of pro choice unless you don't think murder should be illegal then I guess you're consistent
'Similarly evil and similarly blind'
Those who know Christ are not blind to the evils of this world...This girl is an activist attempting to remove the 'stigma' that comes from killing one's unborn child...She is glorifying sin...and that is evil.
1freevoice, I will agree that those who choose to abort are not all evil witches but they are beguiled by an evil mantra that it is better to kill the child than risk the responsibility of raising a child. The song of the libs that you are doing the child a favor by killing it? Like squashing a spider in the hallway by saying it would starve. The truth is you just don’t want a spider in the house. To the left a baby is a dependent invader that sucks the life out of you and destrys your life, so kill it to make your life better
I'm pro-choice, virulently anti-abortion and pro-personal responsibility. Do what you will, but be prepared to suffer the consequences; here and in the hereafter.
 February 21, 2015 at 5:16pm
Old fashioned siege tactics. I would modify only slightly:
Add tranquilizers to the water that you let in, and turn off the food, heat and lights.
Keep them waiting for a little while, but accept their surrender and tuck them in with a good meal just glad its over…. except the ringleaders. Put them in solitary on water and biscuits for a week or 2.
February 21, 2015 at 3:30pm
They may deeply regret their choice. They may think being blown up (or locked up in jail) an improvement. Choices have consequences and some of their choices may help get other people killed; they knew that and went anyway. You can pray that their eyes may be opened quickly. Self deception seems kind for a while, but won’t help them become better people.
Even if they try to change course, their bridges are burned. God may find a way, but I can’t imagine one. May a miracle find them when they are ready to turn to Him and leave this path at any cost.
I don't intend on liberating these girls from their stupidity, nor do I think any other human should. I wouldn't waste a dime on finding people who do these kind of things. If a bomb falls on their head, then they dropped it on themselves.
God has a tendency to change misguided girls, that are being manipulated by evil, into valuable assets for good. I would pray for them to be of value to what is righteous in this world.
 February 21, 2015 at 2:59pm
They mean that if the constitution protects them
and the law is on their side….
their King should be able to say “S@#$%^ it” and toss the law.
Oh, they thought it only applied to “other people”?
The Diktator is dead, long live the Diktator!
February 21, 2015 at 3:27am
Bullets and swords beat narrative and wordplay all day long.
They can call it a “Holy War”, we can call it “cooking with Elmo”;
a smoking gun by any other name would smell the same.
 February 21, 2015 at 3:16am
Inflammatory art exhibit:
Show children crucified
a woman being raped across the dead body of her husband
a little girl being sold as a slave
Include reports of atrocities actually being perpetrated that are being reflected in the paintings and graphic 3-D displays, photographs…
Educational and emotional…. make it really powerful.
Then find and show scraps of hope in the ruins and among the refugees.
The contrast will make it even more stark.
Natzis tried to hide what they were doing. These people are proud of it.
Make that point too.
I feel sorry for their parents, but teenagers who would do something like that sound dangerous to me.
Trying to shelter kids from the harsh realities of history mean that they don’t learn from them. How many teenagers don’t even know much about WWII, or who the Natzis were? Straight A students, learning what?
I hesitate to say they should be shot on sight, but bringing them back wouldn’t do much good if their minds are set. There are several training camps here in the US. The attention they will get from even a failed attempt to leave could lead someone to recruit them here. How many home grown terrorists do we need?
Use the precedent set in WWII and have them tried in absentia so that they can be legally targeted as enemy combatants. If captured, try them for treason and any other crimes, and revoke their citizenship.
 February 21, 2015 at 2:37am
* The child was not denied treatment! *
Do I need to repeat that in all caps?
The child’s care was transferred to someone who might be able to better serve the family. Don’t you want the best service you can get with someone you get along with really well? There may have been a personality conflict. The Dr. just said that they thought it would be hard to establish a good rappor. The best interests of the family were the first consideration. Failure to communicate was serious but understandable, particularly given that :
“We do not keep prenatal information once we have our meetings so I had no way to contact you…”
It sounds as if patient privacy rules may have got in the way…and even a Dr in the office can’t just pick something up. Not such a bad thing, right?
…. & “Political beef”? I don’t even know where that assumption came from.
” I’m all for the property rights argument, and voluntary contracts, but come on, the kid isn’t trying to push homosexuality down anyone’s throat.”
You are for voluntary contract – until or unless …what?
My car doesn’t have a beef with anyone, but if someone doesn’t want to deal with my attitude and is willing to give up my cash to get rid of me… that’s not my car’s fault. Appealing to the innocence of the child is irrelevant.
Looks like: appeal to emotion,
for no good reason except to derail rational argument.
 February 21, 2015 at 2:13am
“Why are they publishing this?”
To mandate sensitivity training for… everyone except themselves.
February 21, 2015 at 1:45am
Wouldn’t that draw even more unwanted attention?
I guess it would depend on how his friends helped out. IRS could decide this is as good time for a random audit going back as far as the law allows. Someone else may decide to enforce an obscure law or regulation… There are so may now that pretty much everyone is an undiscovered/unknowing felon until “they” decide to pull the rug out from under them.
The question is: Would it be too obvious and cause trouble they are not ready for, or are they ready for the gloves to come all the way off and try to scare people into compliance?
Is there a way that the people being scared could be just the media people… the ones who should be reporting on this kind of stuff? Keep the public in the dark a bit longer? How could they target them so that it is obvious only to the people they want to intimidate?
…Is that even possible?