I believe you are misunderstanding what he said if you think he is implying that "hey all religions have screwed up, let Islam have its phase"....
 February 2, 2015 at 12:52pm
I’m gonna agree. I don’t think Eagle Scout had much weight these days on a resume. Granted that’s coming from a 30-year old. But I know many hiring these days that doesn’t see that as anything with putting above another candidate.
Oh yes it does. Do you realise that most Presidents and male Governors in the last 100 years have been Eagles? How about most military Generals and Admirals?
It is valued more in military recruiting than ROTC.
It is akin to becoming a professional athlete. It means you are in the top 1% of your peer group. Only about 2000 boys a year make Eagle nationwide. But it isn't the badge prese that gets you in the door, it is the knowledge that it requires commitment, discipline, integrity, and strength of character and a huge amount of determination. It proved you can plan long term and think long term and stick to a plan of action.
Yes some boys make it because of a helicopter parent or slip through with minimums or due to a Troop that doesn't want to crush the dream, but most Eagles busted their butts doing something that less than 1% of all men will ever do.
Now are there companies that value it more or value it less based on the nature of that company and feelings of the HR person doing the hiring, of course. But talk to CEOs and Board of Director guys/gals and ask them, all things being equal who gets the job, betcha the Eagle Scout wins out every time. About the only person that can trump the Eagle Scout is the military vet, which lots of Eagles also happen to become.
 February 2, 2015 at 12:49pm
Another Eagle Scout here and although I only have a daughter at this point, there will be no BSA in my future.
Political Correcteness just shows the hypocrisy of BSA. I wish more churches (LDS) included would drop out of BSA.
I understand your frustration, and I too have struggled with wanting the two big churches who support BSA to consider shifting to Trail Life. If they did, it would be almost an instantaneous death of BSA as between the Catholic, Methodist and LDS Churches they account for over 50% of troops (thus adult leadership) and just under 50% of youth enrollment. Last I checked there were not a lot of gay adults or kids coming from those groups nor are any of them going to have gay leaders or kids in them now with the rule change.
The truth is that the whole reason the gay community went after scouts is because 71.5 percent of all units are chartered to faith-based organizations and the way into destroying the Church is to destroy the youth. With only 10% scouts coming from school charters and 20% civic groups (like Elks, Lions etc) it is not hard to identify that the forces at work are almost entirely exterior to the BSA.
But the real issue is this - IF the good organizations leave BSA, then the power shifts. Just like voting - if the good people give up, the bad people win.
Bottom line - as child molestation problems in the country increased, and BSA began having issues despite aggressive training and effort to increase scouter safety - how is the right answer to introduce sexuality inclusion in leaders or scouts? This is about Adults wanting the right to abuse kids - not about gay kids. Stay BSA and fight back! Catch the freaks and make it national news.
Have to agree with Don on this one. Our troop, regardless of the national decision, will stay true. The issue was made into "BSA hates gays" when it should have been that an Eagle Scout candidate came out in his Court of Honor and said "I am an atheist, don't believe in God, and oh yeah I'm gay".
Well the problem is that he ADMITTED to lying for 8 years every time he raised his Scout Salute and said the Scout Oath and Law. Then he expected them to do nothing and just make him an Eagle? No, this was a planned and orchestrated middle finger by him and his poor single mother to screw the scouts because she probably saw lawsuit and dollar signs in the future, knowing that when he admitted to his lying, the Troop would be forced to deny him Eagle.
Now before either side gets huffy, understand I have NO problem with a gay scout. NONE! A scouts sexual life should NEVER come up in a Troop or Patrol meeting. He should never be discussing sexual acts with other scouts unless there is a matter that needs to be addressed with counseling. This boy had talked to his Scout Master and the issue was private and it should have stayed that way. Throwing it into the mix was his choice and his downfall.
If he had kept his sexual choice private as all people should, he would be an Eagle.
Be gay, fine. Be an atheist, fine. But don't LIE and then cry foul when others punish you for the LIE, not your choices.
BSA should have said that and been done with it. National Council SCREWED UP
Churches that don't drop out of BSA probably feel like it is their duty to stop persecuting and start following the doctrine of love and tolerance for sinners. You don't have to embrace homosexuality, but if you claim to follow Christ, you are obligated to love the sinner as He did.
Excluding anyone on the basis of sexual orientation is simply wrong. WHY would we conservatives do that? Is it because all gay kids are going to act out? Is it because all gay scout leaders are pedophiles? If you believe those things, you truly are both paranoid and insecure.
Why can't we treat all people the same? If some scout or leader acts out inappropriately, there's a way to deal with that. And I am 100% in favor of getting those ones out.
Its not about being PC. Its about doing whats right. Do gay scouts and gay scout leaders infringe upon your rights simply be participating? If you answered yes, then how is it that you do not infringe upon their rights by excluding them? The hippies had it right: preach love, not war. Live and let live.
I'm not gay, by the way. I'm a Christian and I believe that God gives his children a choice, and that we are free to live our lives either within his guidelines or without them - as we choose. I believe our constitution was inspired by God because it allows for the same freedom. And now everywhere I look, we good Christians just want to deprive others of their rights and force them to comply with the way we believe. Sad.
Hey, HI_Don "This is about adults wanting the right to abuse kids..."
Never have i read such an ignorant comment as this. You are assuming that gay people (leaders) are pedophiles and that the inclusion of gay leaders into Scouting is going to blow up the number of instances of molestation. Do you have any way of substantiating this claim? Please don't tell me that this was just the product of a hate-filled heart and mind. Last I heard, it was faith-based organizations that have the real problem with molestation, as you note in your comment. Time to start focusing on our own sins it would seem.
From raudytrout "And now everywhere I look, we good Christians just want to deprive others of their rights and force them to comply with the way we believe."
BS. How is depriving others of their rights? If you take an oath, meeting after meeting, yet you are living contrary to that oath, you are the one in violation. Nobody, but yourself through your actions, deprived you. If homosexuals believe so strongly that an organization, like BSA, should exist for gay boys then they should start their own rather than destroy the BSA. It is not the job of a Christian to make others comfortable in their sin. This is not to say that we are to treat a sinner poorly, we are, though, not to ignore it and act as if it does not matter. It does matter.
Sadly, LDS just caved as well. Satin is getting just what he wanted and that is to pull people into his world. Every time someone changes for the sake of political correctness, they have thrown down His cross and walked away.
Brechlintom - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints caved in what sense? Did they make a change to accept homosexuality? NO! Is it considered any less unnatural? NO! Did they make a change to accept gay marriage? NO! Are they going to perform gay marriages? NO! Did they make a change to no longer consider adultery, fornication and self-gratification as sexual sins? NO! Do they accept a lie her and a lie there as morally OK? NO! Do they accept irresponsibility at the individual or church level? NO! Did the moral compass change in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? NO! A sin is still a sin.
Did they reemphasize God’s law of agency and the need for tolerance by all people? YES! Did they reemphasize the need for man to love his neighbor as himself? YES!
On what did The Church cave?
Hi mcsledge. Yeah, I took that oath and live that oath even to this day to the best of my ability. Here's my problem: What you are saying is that YOUR definition of morally straight is the ONLY definition. I have my definition, but I don't seek to impose it on you or gays, or anyone else. I live it the way I believe God wants me to and afford you and anyone else the same privilege as long as the way they seek to live does not infringe upon my rights. End of story. New flash: Being gay is not a SIN. Earlier I referred to sin and I should not have. Being gay, for a lot of people, is simply WHO they are. Just like I'm attracted to big breasted women - sorry, just being honest. It snot a sin until I knowingly defy gods law and act on it. Knowingly. God will judge every man according to his heart. God knows how well I understand his laws, and so when I break them I am accountable accordingly until I humbly access Christ's atonement. Same thing for gay and straight alike. Bottom line, its not YOUR call, nor is it mine. God will judge, and thank goodness for Christ and his Atonement, or we'd all be in trouble.
 January 30, 2015 at 12:18pm
Could be the media falling in love with Mitt or Jeb. Word is he’s set up camp in UT, wouldn’t be surprised if Jeb takes Mitt as Vice.
Why would Mitt want to be VP when he could be Secretary of State, Commerce, U.N. Ambassador, Fed or practically anything? Come to think of it-- Why not Mitt for PREZ? He is unarguably qualified, his credentials ARE conservative regardless of being Mass. Gov, where he incidentally Governed according to the misguided voters. That happened to be his job. What they called 'romneycare' probably wasn't anywhere near as bad as it might have been for them.
Jeb on the other hand, scary confused about too many things.
They do not get along.
 December 16, 2014 at 11:31pm
This is probably the biggest ploy/publicity stunt just to get people talking about the movie and jam up cooler talk…
Not the theaters closing, but the whole Sony hack, only way to make it look like it isn’t a stunt.
I think the idea is to campaign for a few months, raise millions, spend half in a half hearted campaign before quitting, doctoring the books and tossing the rest in a Swiss bank account.
Please…Stop with these retread candidates! If it didn't work the first time, it's not going to work again. Check your egos, and go off into the sunset...
Ahhh... PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICAN Glenn Beck's "George Washington"...
Supports UNCONSTITUTIONAL SOPA
UNCONSTITUTIONAL Foreign welfare
Private Federal Reserve
Interventionist (with no military service) = "chicken hawk"
UNCONSTITUTIONAL "Patriot" Act (smashes the 4th Amendment)
Voted for Sarbanes-Oxley, but now claims to want it repealed
UNCONSTITUTIONAL No Child Left Behind (socialist education)
UNCONSTITUTIONAL Medicare prescription drug benefits (socialist medicine)
UNCONSTITUTIONAL NEA (socialized arts)
UNCONSTITUTIONALLY assassinating Americans without due process
UNCONSTITUTIONAL Lautenberg Gun Ban
UNCONSTITUTIONAL Mandate locks on handguns
UNCONSTITUTIONAL Federal background checks at gun shows
Multiple debt ceiling increases
2005 "Bridge to Nowhere"
UNCONSTITUTIONAL "war" on drugs
Endorsed Arlen Spector (key vote for Obamacare)
Endorsed Romney 08
"There is no such society, that I'm aware of, where we've had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture."
You time is over and done. Most Conservatives won't vote for you for President...what is your point? Go home.
“America loves an underdog."
But we really hate two-face pretenders.
You want to run as the "R" candidate. Great, the contrast would make you stick out.... Start practicing slicked-up responses now, because it's really difficult to pull them off as being spontaneous when you're surrounded by men who really believe what they're saying. Avoid verbally committing to principles, it makes your answers sound like you're a real "centrist". There's a reason why R Leadership loves you Rick and it's because you say and do all the things that they love, so good luck to you.
Here's a few real underdogs I could go with hearing a little more from:
Dr. Ben Carson
Rick, you didn't make the short list. Hmmm, you're already sticking out.
If he does it will be because he knows he can raise money from the bible bangers who also give their money to "TV evangelists" Certainly, not because he thinks he can win or has any real ideas or policies that would improve the country.
 November 17, 2014 at 11:16am
Having worked in public schools since before these new policies were established, I can tell you the kitchen and custodians throw away more food than what is ever eaten. It’s a shame that all that is wasted and yet the Feds still want more and more. All while the whitehouse serves elaborate state dinners and won’t even comment on the price laid for the wine to go with it.
The school that my boys go to doesn't even have a kitchen any more... nothing but microwaved pre-prepared and packed garbage..... ever cook a chicken patty from the grocery store in a microwave??? they are like rubber and taste bad from jump.... They don't cook in schools any longer, haven't for years... I never ate school food even as a kid in the 70s.. and 80s.... it was still pre cooked packaged and reheated. if I didn't bring my own food I went to a local pizza or sandwich place... I wasn't rich (a cops kid) but there was no way I was gonna eat what they were serving.... maybe schools should stop spend so much of their budgets on stupid touchy feely porgrams, huge bonuses for higher management, and start hiring cooking staff and actually make lunch for the kids....
 November 8, 2014 at 7:42pm
Charity cannot be legislated.
“I am so tired of self-righteous members of my own Church telling me I cannot be a Democrat and a good Mormon … I cannot see how anyone can read the Book of Mormon and the New Testament and not have more compassion and charity for others.”
The criticism was levied at Harry Reid’s national stances that are clearly not Christian, compassionate or charitable. Those who question Harry Reid, as Mark Paredes does, have the right to do so although we are counseled by the Savior and prophets to not engage in backbiting, evil-speaking or any other un-Christlike action. We need to try a little harder to be a little better and let the Savior take care of things that we “can’t” correct when give our accounting's on judgement day. Until then we’ll just have to look at our own actions and hope that we've done what we’re supposed to do and been what we’re supposed to be. Remember the Savior said, ” Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”.
I may not understand how anyone can affiliate themselves with any group that chooses to do things counter the Commandments of God but it is their choice and they will answer for their actions…as will I.
If you support people who want socialism, gun control, abortion, race division, wealth redistribution, and the police state of thought (Political Correctness), than you need your head examined.
When they force your temple to perform same-sex weddings, and turn BYU into the, Berkeley of the North, I doubt you'll even bat an eye.
You are blind, ignorant, and a danger to your church's existence.
 November 3, 2014 at 9:58pm
There was plenty of time to change the channel. This is being blown out of proportion here.
 October 25, 2014 at 9:42pm
Well it sure as hell ain’t the government that does.
February 25, 2014 at 12:58pm
Granite School District takes safety and security seriously- and I know many employees that are blaze readers too.
No kidding, We had the NSA program in place, a tip from Russia and guys that fit any rational persons profile and we weren't protected.
This guys making millions.
Russia AND us up here in canada had tipped you guys off to the tsarndoucheievbag brothers. Nothing was done cause there muslim and that's a religion of peace. When the fighting starts people like this guy are gonna come across the border first looking for a safe place to hide.. Those of us here not asleep will make sure he never sleeps on canadian soil. Dicks like this made their bed they WILL sleep in it.
,Did he just say they can hedge their calibrations 99% better than the old quasi physics, & his future paychecks are guaranteed & the large bonus are great, no it was his flax muffins are burnt to a crisp, 375 James not 450.TA
"CEO of Major Tech Company Says NSA Surveillance Is ‘Great’ and ‘Essential’ "
Some many TRAITORS, so little product-supply. The American Neck Tie business will be the next Big Bubble.
Oracle. Got it. Adding to the mental ban list.
Re: "Who's ever heard?" -- right, and the whistleblower who just told us it was HAPPENING is branded a traitor. So naturally everybody working there will be lining up to volunteer the information about (further) abuses (let's not forget doing it in the first place is abuse). Naturally, the abusers would NEVER take steps to make sure nobody steps forward.
And of course the most natural thing of all -- even if abuse hasn't happened YET, that proves it never WILL, and that if it does, no way it could be too late to get rid of the abusers, right?
Political targeting could never make it hard to remove those doing the targeting. Nevermind it just happened with the IRS. This is a completely different acronym!
"Who’s ever heard of this information being misused by the government? In what way?” Is like saying "Who's ever heard of hippies misusing LSD? They use it for "spiritual" reasons. In what way are they misusing that chemical?"
To me, if the DEA [government] can classify a chemical as having "...a high potential for abuse..." and make it illegal to possess, jailing those who get caught possessing or making it for long periods, then I can classify a government program in such a way. These programs CERTAINLY qualify as "high potential for abuse".
Further, these programs are worse, how would we necessarily know if the government was misusing that information? The projects/operations using such information would be highly classified and not released to the public.
If some hippie is out of his gourd on acid in public, I can see him and distance myself. If the government is doing this and classifying it, I would not know without a proper clearance and need to know.
It's theoretically possible to start using such information to target political dissidents, or anyone else for that matter, for arrest, then use a closed door "classified" trial to convict them. Heck, the Chinese do this, the Russians used to, N. Korea and Iran certainly do.
This concept that since we're the USA, we should just trust the government because it could never be made up of people without our best interests in mind is the worst delusion people could indulge in.
This is like the POTUS saying that all the food he eats is safe but he would have no problem going to McDonald's for a Big Mack.
Political targeting...hmmm, like maybe having a certain Supreme Court Justice vote on a key issue the way you want them to.
Most likely the reason it was not useful in Boston..is because Boston was an inside job too..just like Sandy Hook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkZ9HnMLKXg
9/11 really got our attention..Snowden is revealing NSAs crackdown on critical journalists of 9/11
Remember the Gabby Giffords shooting..isn't it odd that it is known as "The Gabby Gifford's Shooting" instead of "The As sas sin ation of Federal Judge John Roll" who was against the gun control law..the Brady Bill and was expected to make a ruling on it..You will be hard pressed to even find his name in relation to the Gabby Giffords shooting.. I believe all of these shootings..The Aurora Theater Shooting..where the assailant or assailants were dressed in SWAT TEAM gear..the Sikh Temple Shooting..accused- and dead military psych guy ..Boston..conveniently staged on Patriot's Day. This all reeks of Illuminati.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgo8MuszjlE&feature=youtu.be
When your with in the progressive inner circle of course you know better.
Anyone feel comfortable with any Oracle products now? How about that Java on our computers that you just for some reason can't watch most videos without. Hmmm....wonder why.
NSA - Powered by Oracle.
Great...essential-for the profits of his company, that is. Probably gets payed nicely by the gov't and most likely gets some "sweetheart" treatment as well. You know, special favors for his business.
Snowden has released the fact that NSA was silencing journalists critical of 9/11?
"The Gabby Giffords Shooting" headlines should have read.."The Assassination of Federal Judge John Roll" noted for being against the gun control "Brady Bill" upon which he was to render a ruling You will be hardpressed to find his name in relation to the "Gabby Giffords Shooting" The Rothschild/Rockefella Illuminati secret societies(UN.Trilateral Commission.Council on Foreign Relations.Freemasons.Bilderbergs.Bonesmen.Bohemians.Thul and Vril are there implementing Agenda 21 (1) end to national sovereignty
2) abolition of private property
3) restructure of the family unit
4) increasing limitations and restrictions on mobility and individual opportunity Unsustainable:Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paves and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment
*Massive world depopulation ..here are Ted Turner and Bill Gates with some of its implementation
Note HAARP can be used to cause Tsunamis.earthquakes.tornadoes hurricanes flooding..Since last mo.300 tons of radioactive water spilling into ocean from Fukushima
March 1, 2013 at 3:43pm
Perhaps we can cut the White House Press Corps. Photoshop engineer who tossed out that tripe.