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1FreeVoice

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  • [9] October 25, 2014 at 2:42am

    It’s about ____time audiences started laughing at this junk.

  • [4] October 25, 2014 at 2:41am

    …and their Muslim friends.

  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 9:25pm

    That’s sarcasm, right?

    Unless it is the mailman, dropping off more than 2 or 3 ballots should be grounds for checking to be sure that no laws were broken.

  • [4] October 24, 2014 at 6:54pm

    No self respecting redistributionist would be caught robbing banks and shooting people, that’s for staff and flunkies… and the huddled masses, of course.

    The big guys steal a percentage off the top of everything, and get people killed in statistical masses.

  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 6:50pm

    You should be able to guess some of them from their comments.

    Want people to be watched at the ballot box too? We could see how everyone votes and let them know how much we appreciate their …participation. (sarc off)

  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 6:45pm

    Did anyone notice the picture of a worker in the Ebola zone touching her face with gloved hands?
    Blaze showed it in a video clip I saw recently.

    They don’t have perfect gear, and don’t know how to use the supplies they have. Would you think you were safe hanging out after work with some local nurses and Dr.s? He might have been more careful around patients than staff.

    It’s a drag to remain under wraps for nearly a month, but you would expect them to know better than to ignore or fudge on the restriction. Everyone else seems to realize it’s a problem. How do educated people get so stupid?

  • [-5] October 24, 2014 at 6:26pm

    FIreInTheGut
    Hypocrisy is notable, but you talk as if you don’t like her. It sounds almost personal, and I’d bet you have not even met her. If she was pencil thin and marathon fit would you be accusing her of being angry at the world and taking it out on helpless kids for the restrictions on her own diet? Anything you say gets discounted as personal bias when you present it like this.

    You may expect trolls to despise you, but surely you don’t want your comments dismissed by anyone.

  • [142] October 24, 2014 at 3:31pm

    WOW.
    Even the woman who named Alexander as the father initially to sign up for welfare said she regrets the rigmarole he has been put through.

    She even asked that the court not require him to pay her, which the court agreed to, but it said he still has to pay $30,000 back in welfare benefits to the state.

    It sounds as if the woman should be charged with fraud and pay back the 30,000 in benefits she received. As an innocent party he shouldn’t have to pay anything. In fact, any fees/expenses he has run up dealing with this are her responsibility.

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  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 3:18pm

    turkey13
    Typo? I’m being generous.

    Baron_Doom is correct that there is no freedom from religion. You are free to live your life according to your beliefs as others are free to live their lives according to their beliefs. They are not free from your life intersecting theirs and offending them with your beliefs.

    Think about it for a min. or so. Everyone believes things: that the world is round, that the laws of gravity are such and so, that their favorite pitcher is the best in the world or that beer tastes better than wine. The list is unlimited. People act on what they believe. They may bet on a player or team that they think is better, or avoid gambling because they believe it is wrong. Religion is a worldview, a set of beliefs, and living in accordance with what you believe.

    You can not separate what you (honestly) think from how you (honestly) act. Would a law or constitutional provision mandating dishonesty make sense? You cannot separate how you live your life from the life you are living.

  • [-1] October 24, 2014 at 3:02pm

    Chuck Stein
    Taking the beam out of my own eye first_ I may have been guilty of this sort of thing myself once or twice. Last time I wrote something I did go back and re-read before posting. I’m not just slamming on you.

    Karenshepherd is right. I think you need to start reading “below the fold” so to speak. Scroll down farther and if you get upset and/or want to post something, double check the story to be sure you didn’t miss or misunderstand something… before you hit “post”!

    Holding ourselves to basic standards elevates the overall quality of the site and the respect we can earn from casual visitors.

  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 2:39pm

    “I don’t want to talk about daft conspiracy theories here on ‘Newsnight,’ mate,” Brand said.

    Sounds as if he doesn’t think the conspiracies hold water, he’s just playing a role and stirring up twitter buzz for attention=advertising.

  • [-1] October 24, 2014 at 2:10pm

    Context please:

    …an official religion (endorsing the establishment) supported by tax money gathered from the public, both members and non-members of said church. Has the US done this…no. People forget that it ever happened, so if it didn’t happen then the passage wasn’t about that but about something else that they can see or imagine.

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  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 1:59pm

    lettucepray
    re: rantings and failure to understand

    Is the problem a difference in the definition of one or more words, or a conflict of concepts? There are still economists talking past each other because they are using different methodologies and how they define things may not allow them to see the “problem” another group is addressing as an issue to be solved. WHY does the passage not make sense to you?

    After you think about that for a while, the only advice I can offer is this: It is hard sometimes to accept inputs that go against your worldview or preset assumptions. Keep trying. Re-read the text until it makes sense, even if you still disagree.

  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 1:48pm

    QuincySmith
    Please stop talking like an Islamist:
    The only INAPPROPRIATE thing are these locals not complying with MY beliefs!

  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 1:42pm

    lettucepray

    I once fit your presumption of “blind faith and childhood indoctrination”, but that wasn’t why I became a Christian, nor is my faith so blind now. People do not reject their own experiences, though interpretation of their experiences can be shaped by preexisting expectations or readily available formulas. Once set, it can be hard to change someone’s interpretation of their experience.

    If you take the bible seriously-NOT literaly- there is much you can learn, and it may dovetail nicely with your own observations of this crazy world. Try something by Spong like:

    Jesus for the Non-Religious
    by John Shelby Spong

    Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism:
    A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture
    by John Shelby Spong

    Karen Armstrong’s post atheist work is great too.

    I have shed some of the “indoctrination” but not the recognition that there is Something beyond me- by whatever name or label you want to call it.

    The Something is real, and we can try to use logic to understand. The logical assumption that a rational God would not make an irrational world led to research to seek and understand the reasons behind things. It worked: Science has proved that the world IS rational, and much has come from individual discoveries and their combined application.

    If A logically implies B and B is proved, that doesn’t disprove A… nor prove it you may argue. That is not the argument usually advanced though, is it?

  • [-1] October 24, 2014 at 1:15pm

    …have waged a war they will not win.

    Atheists are not the only group up at arms against non-conformity with their beliefs. Muslims have stated their goals quite clearly.

    2 B. Christians
    1 B. Muslims
    How many pacifists in each?
    *Mortal danger can change pacifists to passionate fighters
    - who lack training and experience.

    The outcome is not a given. God helps those who help themselves – and has a biblical history of allowing his people to be defeated as punishment for their sins.

    Many Christians lack solid training even in their own religion. How many are ready to brave imprisonment, torture, beheading or crucifixion? It’s a small world and those things are happening elsewhere. We are explicitly on their list.

  • [17] October 23, 2014 at 10:50pm

    There is no such thing as “radical” Islam.
    They are not fringe elements, they are orthodox. They are living their religion more faithfully than those called “moderate” …who largely agree with them, or can’t openly disagree without being charged with heresy and targeted for death threats or worse.

    We are complicit in the subversion of the language we use to talk about the threat.

  • October 23, 2014 at 10:45pm

    I suspect you may be right. Isolation has serious drawbacks, and a place like that screams “Target! Good stuff here –>”

  • [2] October 23, 2014 at 10:33pm

    ” Never talked to any Obama voters have you?”

    Well meaning, well educated (book smart), and ignorant (of the real world).
    Lots of emotion about how they think things are or should be, less understanding of how the world actually works.
    Many never learned that money is both a means to store the value of the work you did and a yardstick to measure relative emotion- how much people value something- or that capitalism is about co-operation and helping others.
    Doubt as to whether reality contains Truth they can know, or whether everything is relative/a matter of perspective.
    Accepting of what they are told about things without getting more context, verifying assumptions or the reliability of the source they are listening to. *Especially gullible when the information comes from an “official” source.
    Some of them have strange notions about religious people &/or God, and they reject both the idea of a God that fits their assumed definitions and religious people who they assume match their assumptions.

    I know that certainly won’t describe all of them, and there will be things I left out or only partial overlap in other spots, but that’s my quick read so far.

  • [14] October 23, 2014 at 7:01pm

    I heard about that story too, and caught the connection. Ignorance of nature is not eradicated by deep emotional “connection”. Feeling things about nature is no substitute for studying it.

    Presumably these fishermen should have known better. If the fish had lived with the spike long enough to heal, it was better left alone.

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