User Profile: dnewton

dnewton

Member Since: January 17, 2011

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  • July 29, 2014 at 5:44pm

    It would cost about 3/4 million dollars per mile of tunnel at our price of concrete. I wonder what they did with all of the soil that was excavated?

  • July 29, 2014 at 5:38pm

    The use of children as shields may very well exceed the outrageous stories of a Children’s Crusade in the early Thirteenth Century to free the Holy Land.

  • [3] July 29, 2014 at 5:25pm

    Tunnels go both ways. Maybe they are considering leaving the tunnels so they can invade Gaza in the future. These tunnels have to have air holes for ventalation. Pump gasoline in them and use them as mile-long bombs.

  • [3] July 28, 2014 at 3:13pm

    Real restraint is shown by the failure to respond toward those who are providing the rockets and the cash to enable launching them.

  • July 27, 2014 at 2:29pm

    I think Will is pretending to be pro Hispanic for the purpose of goosing the Republican vote in November. I suspect that he will end up doing the opposite.

  • [2] July 27, 2014 at 2:23pm

    What eventually makes or breaks a country is its ability to reward good behavior and punish bad behavior. I agree with George Will that we could absorb these children but a nation should always first consider the question of should we absorb theses children. To our president and too many people in congress “absorbing” the cost is nothing but more redistribution or stealing from one to give to another. Many of these children are coming from failed socialist states that have failed economically and morally to provide the economic and cultural climate where people can prosper. To take these children in would be to reward bad behavior. At a minimum the power to take these kids in should also develop the power to dictate to these failed countries some facts of life about their culture and their economy. That is not going to happen in this time frame since our current President is oblivious to the downside of socialism. Democrats are further handicapped by the inability to believe or act on the fact that there is absolute truth that crosses over numerous spheres of human activity. Keeping these kids and in the case of Texas, using state resources when federal resources should be used is an unfunded mandate on the states. Unfunded mandates are what a parasite does to the host.

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  • [8] July 27, 2014 at 2:13am

    That sounds like theoretical response based on little or no actual experience. Many first potential jobs in a union shop (pipeline construction) were bypassed because you had to pay to get the job. The way I remember it, you had to pay to join the union and it cost about two to three weeks wages. That was not acceptable for a temporary summer time job. Unions do raise wages but they also give an incentive to move jobs elsewhere. When a union raises wages by providing training and certification of worker ability they add value to the worker but that is work too and being in the union seems to have one paramount purpose: avoiding work. The higher the wages the greater the incentive to “hire” a machine. I tend to blame the government more than the union however. The unions were stupid, but look who else was agreeing to it: Management. American manufacturing as a percentage of world manufacturing, measured in dollars or value added is fairly flat over decades. Manufacturing turned to machines to replace expensive labor. That labor was made expensive by adding on social security, and healthcare costs, other taxes and regulation, none of which a machine needs or demands. Manufacturing jobs are lost because of excessive government interaction with the price of labor. The same is true of the construction industry. When I went to school, construction was 30% labor and 70% material. It is reversed now with 70% of the cost being on the people.

  • [3] July 26, 2014 at 1:12am

    I would like to believe in science but there is too much junk science out there, some in the court room and some proving questionable theories about world views. Science is about the means of getting data but once you begin to interpret data, there is a hard turn into philosophy.

  • July 25, 2014 at 1:22pm

    Her mental capacities continue to decline even years after taking Chemo. This makes it harder for her to lie and get away with it but the underlying urge to lie is alive and vital. I say we give her a pass on this. We should consider her a handicapped liar and extend some kind of extra room to maneuver.

  • [2] July 25, 2014 at 1:10pm

    I suspect this could be another situation where the penis was removed after discovering a cancerous tumor. It makes a more shocking story if certain information is left out. Does this guy speak English?

  • [3] July 25, 2014 at 4:11am

    What about dyslexics? It would be reasonable to accommodate their problem too, wouldn’t it?

  • July 24, 2014 at 1:46pm

    I still do not see anything wrong of informing someone that their soul is in danger as long as you can articulate why in a loving way. Muslims are going to hell because they have the wrong Jesus. They believe in Jesus but not as Savior. Some Catholics might make it, but I think people who depend on works based salvation are wrong about the importance of the sacrifice that Jesus made. I always get amused when people call Islam a hijacked religion. I doubt that any religion is more hijacked than Catholicism. Mormons have no hope because they have the wrong Jesus. Buddahist have no hope, even the nice ones, because they don’t know Jesus as described in the Bible. The Bible says that few will make it into heaven.

  • [7] July 24, 2014 at 11:59am

    History is repeating itself. Most people think that the Crusades of a thousand years ago started as a colonialist land grab somehow starting in the human depravities of greed and blood lust but it started with Muslim misbehavior and it went on and on before the Church and the governments of Europe finally acted. We are reliving that nightmare only both sides have access to terrible weapons and we have terrible leadership.

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  • July 24, 2014 at 11:42am

    While visiting a large office for a temporary assignment, I noticed a woman who seemed to be wearing maternity cloths. She was a model employee and very helpful to me in getting oriented to the routine and community with such things as housing, shopping and such. I was quickly taken aside by others in the office and warned that she was not pregnant but had a large inoperable tumor. I came back five years later and asked about her only to find that he tumor had recently killed her.

  • [1] July 22, 2014 at 9:33am

    What about political capital being stolen and spent lying to the potential voter. This reminds me of the pre-Obamacare propaganda when supporters of the bill dressed in doctors smocks to pose for the camera. This let the trusting people think that doctors were all for it.

  • July 22, 2014 at 2:30am

    This is the natural and logical consequence of believing that the government can or should be producing anything specific. It is OK to produce safety with fire and police because it is not something specific. It is OK to produce order and law by furnishing jails and a court system. But, when a government tries to furnish a commodity, it must go to the producer or become the producer. The idea that the government can create wealth by distorting the economy has infected even Republicans. They just think they can do it better than the Democrats. All over the country governments have gotten into the hotel business to save and spur on their convention business. They always loose money. They have condemned property to offer the land at bargain basement prices to potential manufacturers. Many zoning laws steal the value of private property and seek to prevent people from living in the suburbs. Re-distributionist damaged the transportation Trust Fund by bleeding it of money that is diverted to sidewalks, train museums, flowers on the road, bicycle trails and other non-road projects. If you buy gas for your car, you pay for public transportation even if you never use it. Now they say we are not paying enough to fill the potholes when the money to fill the pot holes is being spent on other nice to have stuff instead of real transportation categories. We are going to see, eventually the city open a restaurant to feed the poor and hungry, thus stealing from another sort of business

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:36am

    If it was not dangerous, it would lack utility with respect to self defense. I don’t suggest you defend yourself with a Nerf gun or rubber band gun.

  • [16] July 19, 2014 at 7:34pm

    I am not sure I want them recruiting in the jails.

  • [8] July 19, 2014 at 7:43am

    Watch Out world our president is going to double down on his golf and fund raising again.

  • July 18, 2014 at 11:01pm

    What do you do when that “Servant of Another” teaches false doctrine and threatens to make that person who accepts false doctrine twice the child of hell? Most religions of the world are works based religions but I fail to see how the world profits from the works based assumptions and teaching of everything from Islam to Buddhism. If someone was drinking from a poison well, would it not be kind to give a warning?

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