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Blest

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  • [-1] September 28, 2016 at 1:11pm

    Hillary molested young girls? I thought that was Bill’s thing…

  • [3] September 28, 2016 at 1:07pm

    There are. But they are few and far between. I would say that people like Megyn Kelly are pretty honest about things.

  • [2] September 28, 2016 at 1:06pm

    Duh. Nobody wants to prosecute her, because they don’t want to mysteriously die, or end up as the next ambassador to Libya.

  • [1] September 28, 2016 at 10:34am

    He has said over and over again that the reason he hasn’t released his tax returns is because HIS LAWYERS ADVISE AGAINST IT.

    Why do people find it so hard to imagine that a lawyer might do that, and that a businessman who isn’t a lawyer would listen to his legal council’s advice? This isn’t rocket surgery…

  • [2] September 28, 2016 at 10:32am

    Polling also indicates that Americans believe between 25% and 70% of all men are homosexuals.

    Polls and surveys are for suckers who don’t screen their calls.

  • [1] September 28, 2016 at 10:30am

    Amen to that! I’m still curious to see what kind of Law Reviews he wrote that were so bad, they never got published.

  • [2] September 28, 2016 at 10:28am

    Because the Clinton Foundation is self-proclaimed as a non-profit CHARITY organization. When the earthquakes hit Haiti and Bill Clinton got on national TV, he begged the American people to help, and to donate to the Clinton Foundation, because that was the best way to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. Americans responded in full force, donating over $100 Million to the Clinton Foundation to help Haiti earthquake victims.

    That money never went to Haiti.

    Stealing money from earthquake victims is why the Clinton Foundation is “such an issue”.

  • [2] September 28, 2016 at 9:52am

    You can find statistics on gun violence from the Department of Justice and the FBI. Even the CDC (center for disease control) has information about gun violence.

    For example, here is a graph using the CDC data that shows how gun deaths are spread out based on suicide, homicide, “legal intervention” which is getting shot by law enforcement, and accidental/unintentional deaths by gunshot. It shows that cops do NOT discriminate against blacks.

    https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Reeves-1215003.png

  • September 27, 2016 at 2:28pm

    Glenn Beck is an entertainer. I don’t know why anybody treats him otherwise. He’s just dancing and performing for the audience. That’s what he does. And his natural affinity for emotional mood-swings just makes him that much more talented at what he does.

  • [4] September 27, 2016 at 2:25pm

    I’m sorry, but since when has “Ted Cruz’s Endorsement” been the same thing as “the fate of the country”? How exactly is Ted Cruz’s endorsement of Donald Trump destroying the “stuff” that “freedom is made of”? Have you completely lost your minds?

    Sticking to your stubborn pride is the worst thing you can do. God calls people to humble themselves and pray. That is what Ted Cruz did. He prayed, and he humbled himself. He honored God, and God will honor him in return.

    Glenn Beck is operating by fear. Ted Cruz is operating by faith. That is why Glenn Beck is too invested in stuff that doesn’t matter. He’s afraid. And fear makes you focus on the wrong things.

  • [26] September 27, 2016 at 2:10pm

    Five percent (5%) of all black people that get shot are shot by police.
    Another 5% of all black people are shot by white, latino, and asians who aren’t cops.
    The other 90% of black people who get shot are shot by other blacks.

    The statistics alone show that you should be 18 times more afraid of other black people shooting you than being afraid of a cop shooting you.

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  • [3] September 27, 2016 at 10:50am

    Maybe Glenn should be put on suicide watch… He seems way too invested in stuff that doesn’t matter.

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  • [3] September 27, 2016 at 9:34am

    UseYourBrainz,

    He’s not a buffoon. It’s called being a master negotiator. People who dominate in debates never stick to the questions being asked. They extrapolate into some kind of emotional hook that they can use to make a point, and that point sticks into the minds of people who watch the debate.

    Trump is being a businessman. Hillary is being a buffoon. And the moderator apparently has no sense of humor, because he tried to silence laughter in the audience.

  • [4] September 26, 2016 at 3:58pm

    As somebody who has worked with a lot of suicide hotlines, I can assure you that isn’t normally the case. It’s actually the opposite: apathy takes over. Aside from a couple of places, the vast majority of people I volunteered with were apathetic, cynical, and pretty much just went off a pre-written script or psychological analysis checklist.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not blaming the workers entirely. More than half the people calling in were pranks, or just lonely obnoxious people who wanted to whine to somebody every time any little thing happened to them. They clearly weren’t suicidal, but claimed that they were so they could cry and moan to somebody. So I get how people can become apathetic and annoyed at the work, when half of it is dealing with nonsense calls.

    There are many things wrong with the suicide hotlines and operators, and many people who abuse those hotlines. But “lacking the training to take the stress” usually isn’t one of them, at least not in my experience over the years.

  • [10] September 26, 2016 at 3:51pm

    Well, just to let you know, this seems to be a problem with ALL suicide hotlines, not just government-run ones. The only one I’ve ever volunteered for that actually had their act together was one run by what you might call a “mega-church”. The people who worked there were clean, professional, and focused on helping people. There were several times where a caller would be on the phone for a long time, and the hotline worker/volunteer would just sit there and talk to them, even though they were late and needed to get home to their families and kids.

    This one lady, Tara, she had me call her kids one night to let them know she would be late. You know what her son told me? It was somethign like “That’s okay. We will order a pizza and pop some popcorn. Somebody else needs her right now more than we do. We have it really good. God blessed us with a mom that saves people’s lives over the phone, so sometimes we just have to be patient and wait for her work to be done. It’s important work. Thanks for calling and letting us know she’ll be late!”

    I know that the government pays a lot of money to attract talented people to the VA. But talent and money are not the issue. The issue is dedication and values. You can’t be dedicated to something like that if you don’t place infinite value on another person’s life. It has to be more important than your vacation plans, your dinner reservations, and your boyfriend/girlfriend’s latest drama.

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  • [1] September 26, 2016 at 3:29pm

    You don’t bash your allies.
    You bash your enemies.

    Welcome to the fold.

  • [1] September 26, 2016 at 10:05am

    Blink, if you think my “belief system” has had centuries worth of “forbidden writings”, then by that same logic, your unbelief system has had centuries of the same. For about the last 200 years, Atheists and Marxists have been burning and banning every kind of book that might lead to faith in God. Tens of millions of people have been murdered in just the last 100 years for owning a Bible.

    Yes, Christianity has rejected texts and considered them to be heretical, forbidden, etc. And there were some over-zealous people during the Middle Ages who, in their fear of being re-conquered by the Muslim armies, went to great lengths to get rid of anything non-Christian so that such an invasion never happened again.

    Also, there ARE a lot of writings and teachings that are bad for you. This is not just my opinion. There is plenty of psychological and psychiatric data to back up that claim. Constant exposure to certain things, even good things, can numb your sensibilities and mess up your thinking. Just as watching pornography destroys people’s lives and messes up their biological sex drive, there are other things that can mess up your mental and biological processes. Constantly focusing on topics like Fatalism leads to depression. Believing in Scientism warps one’s ability to think rationally. Doctors studying diseases and symptoms can actually begin experiencing those symptoms through the Nocebo Effect.

    It doesn’t mean these things should be banned, just handled with care.

  • [1] September 23, 2016 at 5:23pm

    You are wrong. And that’s not just my opinion, that is the opinion of Sir Isaac Newton, the father of modern physics. He studied the Bible, saw the wonder of God’s creation, and asked the question “How did God do all of this?” When Newton discovered Gravity, he didn’t say “Ah, there. Now I have a law of physics. I don’t need God anymore.” No. He was amazed at the genius and efficiency used by God to design it in such a clever way.

    Saying that God Dun It is not a “cop out” or “excuse” any more than finding an amazing painting and shouting “Rembrandt dun it!” is a cop out or excuse. Recognizing the work of a designer or creator or artist is not a cop out or excuse, it is a compliment. The more you learn about painting, the more you can marvel at the wonder of a painter like Rembrandt who did things the way he did. The more you learn about mechanical engineering, the more you can marvel at the mind of Frank Whittle who designed the jet engine. And the more you learn about the universe, the more you marvel at the mind of God who created it the way He did.

    But since you have a problem with the car analogy, let’s say you find an old painting in your attic. You don’t know who created it. There’s no evidence at all. But you know that it WAS painted by somebody. It didn’t spontaneously pop into existence. It was a design, and all designs require a designer. I might point out that it bears the hallmarks of a Rembrandt, and you reject that. Fine. But it still had a painter.

  • [3] September 23, 2016 at 5:16pm

    Great stories need to be told. I’d much rather watch this than yet another Fast and Furious 18. There’s only so many times you can watch people pretend to drive fast and then crash cars.

  • [2] September 23, 2016 at 5:14pm

    So are you claiming that it’s like a Ouija board or something like that? The testimony itself rejects your idea that this is what happened. She was asking him simple questions and trying to get him to pick between two words, and then have him spell the word using an iPad. She tried to get him to spell the word “heal” on an iPad, and he rejected her game. He wrote “God is a good gift giver” instead. She even recalled how she thought he missed the H key and hit the G key by accident since they are right next to each other on the keyboard. But he didn’t. He intentionally spelled out a different phrase to express himself while simultaneously answering her question in a theological way: Jesus is God. Healing is a good gift. Thus God is a good gift giver.

    I sat here for a good while after reading the article and wondered whether or not I was reading too much into this, and seeing what I wanted to see, and I truly don’t think that’s the case. Kids say the most amusing and amazing things, and I thought maybe it was just one of those moments. But I don’t believe that to be the case. There’s something intensely literary about the words, almost like stumbling upon a child prodigy. I don’t know how to explain it to people who haven’t ever studied linguistics and literature.

    What he wrote reminds me of the analogy of a naval commander blowing out a candle at the same moment that his flagship sinks into the sea. There’s something deep connecting the two concepts, but nobody can say what.

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