I think nuking Mecca and Medina would prove that Allah was in retreat. I do agree that something spectacular has to take place before the mind set changes. They have no counter factual to the idea that Allah is behind every victory.
February 26, 2015 at 10:26am
The action you suggest does not move the ball down to the goal line. Live and let live policies means having a stagnation of “progress.” It is the most unsatisfying aspect of everyone having their own idea of right and wrong. If there really is a difference between right and wrong, we should be willing and able to make someone else conform their “wrong” notions to our “right” ones by whatever force is available. This is a war on the conscience and there must be casualties and collateral damage to make the effort seem noble.
Christians do not hate gays or wish them harm, they just do not wish to participate in their perversions. Right is right and sin is sin. Those that are militant gays are pushing their lifestyle on Christians and if they object, the government destroys them. It is amazing that a baker can lose their whole life (home, business, savings, retirement) because they do not wish to participate in something they find abhorrent, but when the cake was for a anti-gay group, no gay shop would make their cake. None got sued or destroyed by the anti-gay group
"Christians do not hate gays or wish them harm"
But you are totally ok with acting in ways that cause them harm indirectly?
"Right is right and sin is sin."
Understand that this is your opinion and you are in the minority holding it so long after the invention of the printing press.
"Those that are militant gays are pushing their lifestyle on Christians"
Please show me an example of a homosexual forcing a christian to gay marry them. I can show you hundreds of instances of christians trying to force homosexuals into staying unwed.
"It is amazing that a baker can lose their whole life (home, business, savings, retirement) because they do not wish to participate in something they find abhorrent"
It is because they no longer wish to operate their business in accordance to the laws they agreed to when opening
"but when the cake was for a anti-gay group, no gay shop would make their cake"
This quote displays your complete and total lack of knowledge in regards to the situation at hand. The homosexual bakery was asked to make a cake decorated with a word the decency laws of the state (christian invention btw (the idea that there are sounds you can make that are somehow bad....)) define as hate speech.
When you open a business you agree to serve the the people of your community
If you do not offer those services to every member of that community the government will step in and replace you with someone who will.
'When you open a business you agree to serve the the people of your community'
These bakers, florists, etc. were in business long before SSM became legal, and ironically...there doesn't seem to be a documented case of "cake or flower discrimination" before legalization.
'A baker can lose their whole life (home, business, savings, retirement)'
'It is because they no longer wish to operate their business in accordance to the laws they agreed to when opening'
These "laws" were not in effect when they opened their businesses, in which some have operated for 30 years...It takes a real POS to go after everything a person has worked for their whole life...their home, savings, retirement, much less their business...but unlike your "loving couples", lapdog lawyers, and government minions...these Christian families will prevail...so enjoy the ride while you can, your day of reckoning is coming.
"These bakers, florists, etc. were in business long before SSM became legal,"
So logically you would've supported grandfathering in all of the WHITES ONLY business down south?
 February 25, 2015 at 3:39pm
It seems like the people making this bunker were not aware that piling all of that soil up around the trees assures that the trees will die soon and call attention to the entrance. Why leave a color contrasting object on top of the structure? Maybe the purpose of this is to prove a point. Maybe they will trace the serial numbers of the electrical or generator equipment back to an owner or former owner.
 February 25, 2015 at 3:22pm
I think a little Bondo will have to be used to fix that.
 February 25, 2015 at 1:43pm
Bush allowed 911 attacks? The never-ending conflicts on countries that must be innocent since they never attacked us? Causing the current on-going depression? The ongoing depression had its genesis in a liberal congress that promoted NINJA(No Income No Job) loans and trash for collateral loans. The housing bubble, and there were others, had a lot of people’s name on it. Bush may have taken us to war but no important Democrat failed to stop it or resist it. Bush allowed the 911 attack? You talk of him as if he were God allowing evil in the world. The reason the attacks are never ending is because of a limp-wristed response by our current president. Our weakness breeds aggression. Bin Laden was killed while in his retirement, thus getting Obama the credit while doing the least damage to Jihadist. The two countries that were invaded also conducted training camps to train Jihadist. The Hate Bush Elixer cures all foreign policy foul-ups, serves as a substitute for accurate history lessons and absolves anyone of responsibility for correct interpretation of the signs of the times.
February 24, 2015 at 5:03pm
Does anyone ever recover from wanting it or wanting someone else to take it too? I know dopers. They get up in the morning thinking about it and they fixate on the injustice of having dope dealers in prison. They do a little victory dance at any positive study and bring out their claws for anything that blocks their Utopian vision of the perfect state. They can not be happy people, even if stoned.
 February 24, 2015 at 4:56pm
Dopers are desperate for marijuana to be legal. Their stridency speaks volumes about the effect already on their mind and body. I don’t trust them to be honest about it or to even have an honest discussion about it. They like it. They want it. If it has a bad effect, it can not be that bad, besides something else is worse. I can see why someone might stop smoking whatever once they know they are pregnant but how do they know that the damage is not caused to the eggs already in the body? Try to imagine someone poking a pin in a life raft and when scolded, they just point out that it is a very small pin.
February 24, 2015 at 4:42pm
If I never heard another song from the 70′s or 80′s, I would be OK. Without weed and LSD, Apple might have been even better and cheaper. If it is not the pot, then what is it that is causing the long term decline. I think we yearn for a simple explanation. Have we mis-evolved beyond our ability to withstand the weed free environment? What is stressing us so badly that we need to have our senses dulled?
 February 24, 2015 at 4:37pm
I don’t see the difference between smoking pot and smoking tobacco with respect to cancer causing by-products in the smoke. I don’t remember anyone saying that nicotine was causing cancer, it was the other stuff in the smoke. So are you saying MJ somehow filters all of the tars and other objectionable products of combustion?
 February 24, 2015 at 11:15am
We have the same thing in our state legislature. We have blacks who will not say the Pledge of Allegiance. They represent only Black interest as they narrowly view them and constantly strive to get special legislation and extra money for failing local governments back home. No tax is too big, no program fails as long as it has something to do with reparations or history revisionism.
....in the jungle, monkeys, apes, chimps and gorillas ...band together, scream a lot and eat bananas
 February 24, 2015 at 2:17am
What would you advise Al to do about his low ratings. Interview Tawanna Brawley?
 February 24, 2015 at 2:10am
Buddhism starts out rejecting three rather common world views. The first is Destiny. The second is creation by an unknowable God and the third is everything happens by chance. What you are left with is the fourth alternative of Buddhism. The first alternative is too terrible to be true because good and evil are predetermined by fate. The second and third alternative possibilities leaves the person with no alternative but submission to an assumed reality that the Buddhist rejects. It seems that the elimination of everything happening because of random chance would make Buddhist very bad followers of Darwin. Buddhist believe that there is no beginning of the universe which seems to violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics but it also means there is no Creator which is consistent with their assumptions. Buddha teaches us that all people should cultivate roots of virtue according to their natures. That sounds easy until you realize that there is no virtue without truth and a way to discover it. In steps Buddha to contend with injustice and false standards but there is no suggestion that he is equal to the task at had without great effort and compassion. Another puzzling aspect about Buddhism is the assumption that basic question of the universe are not legitimate areas of inquiry and threaten to prevent the attainment of Enlightenment. These include age of the universe, what it is made of and the perfect form for society. Buddhism is a little like gluing Jello together.
 February 22, 2015 at 11:57am
Obama loves his philosophy so much, he will protect it from reality at all costs. But stage two comes when you are unable to protect your beloved from reality since you can not know when reality is about to strike because you fear phantom reality more than reality. He is protecting his beloved from Global Warming and revenging himself against social injustice that has to be manufactured so that he can vanquish it.
 February 22, 2015 at 9:28am
Is this another red line drawn, only this time it is around Mosul?
 February 21, 2015 at 9:30am
Several years ago, I saw a government statistic that showed the relationship between BTU’s consumed and passenger-mile traveled. The trend on the data was for mass transit to use more BTU’s than the individual car. No doubt this was caused somewhat by the CAFE or fuel efficiency regulations that the government put in place. Public transit buses are notoriously empty in a lot of cities and they need to be air conditioned or heated in extreme climates even if they only have a few passengers. Individual cars are going to be more fuel efficient as time goes on.
 February 21, 2015 at 9:21am
You would think that the people who believe in evolution would think all of this pollution is a good thing. The weak who need hyper clean and expensive air are being eliminated from the gene pool. Cleaning up the environment is not a poor mans sport. It takes a healthy economy to do that. Socialist are constantly punishing producers to support consumers by disconnecting the feedback mechanism between supply and demand. When they create an artificial demand or supply within the economy they are applying leaches to the Golden Goose. People will always make bad decisions with their money or other resources but as long as economies are small and individual, there is a firewall between the foolishness of your decisions and those of your neighbor. When the government makes bad “investments,” it pulls everyone down with it. A socialized economy will always be inferior in its ability to clean its environment.
February 21, 2015 at 8:52am
They were made 9.994 million years old.
 February 20, 2015 at 7:55pm
Obama has worked harder to get Al Qaida soldiers out of jail. It would be much less shameful to pick cotton than lie for this president, Juan. I would love to see Juan on a lie detector next time.
 February 20, 2015 at 7:47pm
Sargent Tahmooressi? Obama really turned himself inside out to get him out of Jail in Mexico. I wonder if he got his guns back too?