User Profile: DrFrost

DrFrost

Member Since: December 28, 2010

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  • [2] April 27, 2016 at 1:17pm

    So essentially you’re a Trump supporter and anyone else is either the devil incarnate, supporting the devil incarnate or an anarchist – and their actions are equivalent to political terrorism. And here I thought this was just a political process to pick the next nominee with rules set down months and, often, years in advance. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

  • [6] April 27, 2016 at 10:33am

    He’s right – it’s a process most Americans consider unfair. I would feel much better about his statement if he pointed out that he’s received a little over 40% of the votes (just counting Trump/Cruz/Rubio/Kasich) and a little over 50% of the delegates (just counting the same). So, overall, he’s been the biggest beneficiary of this rigged system. It’s a bit disingenuous when he only complains about states where it has hurt him and not about states where it has helped him.

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  • [2] April 27, 2016 at 10:08am

    That’s better than whining about how the system is rigged.

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  • [1] April 27, 2016 at 9:25am

    The amount of running you do in basketball makes it extremely difficult to put on much muscle – in fact for most people it will strip off both fat AND muscle. What Hafthor did was to stop cardio, start eating like an elephant and train hard. This can cause a large transformation in anyone.

    I’ll provide you one sample point: when I was 20 I weighed 175. I was riding dirt bikes a lot and lifting weights regularly. I was probably around 8% body fat but I was plateaued on my weights – I couldn’t make any gains with all that cardio (the way I rode dirt bikes was cardio intensive). At 28 I started lifting weights again after several years off AND eating to gain muscle (with no cardio). At my peak I weighted 265 and was benching 405 lbs – all natural and on a 5’9″ frame with something around 20% body fat. It took me 10 years but I was not nearly as devoted or serious as a professional athlete.

    So, based on my experience, I don’t find his transformation that startling. With better training, eating and genetics this just doesn’t seem so out of bounds to me.

  • [10] April 26, 2016 at 4:35pm

    It’s a game. They know if they make noise now that if things go south later – even though acting 2 weeks earlier would have made zero difference – they can blame it all on the GOP.

    If the whitehouse had a good relationship with the GOP this wouldn’t be an issue. They don’t. And instead of trying to fix that problem – they’re still playing “divide and conquer.” When it’s literally the only thing you’re good at I guess it’s hard to move on…

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  • [3] April 26, 2016 at 4:32pm

    I’m sure we’re not going to have half of it just disappear and be totally unaccounted for…. because that never happens. Honest.

  • April 26, 2016 at 4:07pm

    @huffdaddy:

    Either Noah had much more sophisticated technology than suggested (or was given more sophisticated knowledge) or God intervened directly (i.e. miracle). This is understood. If you believe in an all powerful all knowing God then either option is easily believed. If you don’t then you find the whole story to be rubbish. You’ve made it clear where you stand.

  • April 25, 2016 at 8:28am

    It was a tweet. It’s essentially a public forum. Nothing is encrypted – no NSA required.

  • [1] April 25, 2016 at 8:23am

    When the left accuses anyone of anything – it’s something they’re usually the biggest violators of. They’re quick to accuse the right of violence, while they start their political careers in Bill Ayers living room.

  • [6] April 25, 2016 at 8:17am

    I think you’re betraying your racial prejudices here – you’re assuming all these bitter posters are middle aged white people.

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  • [2] April 25, 2016 at 8:13am

    Decades ago as a child I heard a joke about politicians that I’ve never forgotten:

    “A politician is someone who can rock the boat and then convince everyone that only he can calm the waves.”

    I didn’t understand it at the time – which is probably why I really thought it over and remembered it. Unfortunately I have no problem understanding it now.

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  • April 25, 2016 at 8:08am

    Cruz and Kasich’s only chance to win is to keep Trump from getting to 1237 on the first round. Most experts agree that Trump’s chances to win beyond the first round are very slim. In chess you might refer to this as a sacrifice move on the part of Cruz and Kasich. Trump supporters will, no doubt, paint this as an unfair move. Cruz supporters (like myself) will point out that it’s not fair that the conservative vote was split for so long in this campaign, allowing Trump to rack up delegates and momentum early.

    What we need is a fully ranked voting system – then we wouldn’t have any of these issues and unless the top candidates literally split the vote 50/50 (very unlikely) you’d always have your majority leader at the end of the day – instead of the mess we have now where, regardless of who wins at the convention, people are going to feel cheated. If Cruz wins then Trump supporters are going to feel cheated. If Trump wins then conservative voters are going to feel cheated. Either way it’s going to be bad.

  • April 22, 2016 at 1:22pm

    Iran is openly saying they have intention of following this agreement.

  • [1] April 22, 2016 at 1:20pm

    So why did He heal all those people – I mean it’s just flesh. Why feed the 5,000? Why tell us to take care of the widows and orphans? Why did the early church share all property in common? If the material world literally doesn’t matter then it doesn’t matter what you do with your money and property, right?

    And even if you’re right about the material world being inconsequential, do you really think that our leaders have no impact on the spiritual condition of our nation? I’m not sure how you could have lived through the Obama era and come to that conclusion…

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  • [5] April 22, 2016 at 1:14pm

    They were trying to trap Him when He gave this answer – and it went straight to the heart of their sin. It would not be appropriate, IMHO, to use it as a general principal. In fact, property rights are taught everywhere in the bible. Look to the parable of the talents – I don’t remember any part where the government stepped in and took 50% of the increase.

  • [2] April 22, 2016 at 1:10pm

    The political and spiritual leaders of the day were essentially the same in Jewish society. And He was very vocal about these people. I think there’s far more evidence He would be very vocal today as well.

  • [10] April 22, 2016 at 1:05pm

    I think it’s rather arrogant on Bill’s part to put this out there. You can certainly make the point that she’s a very good choice (and Bill could have phrased it that way), but the only viable one?!?! I don’t buy it.

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  • [8] April 22, 2016 at 1:02pm

    And, as he states, the blame will be laid squarely at the feet of those who fought for this.

    We have to have locks because 1% of the population doesn’t respect property rights – not because it’s wrong to leave your doors unlocked and not because it’s right to lock them. The left calls for more gun laws because some very small percentage of people abuse guns. But they don’t seem to consider that there will be a small percentage of criminals that will abuse this new law?!?!?

    Insanity.

  • [1] April 21, 2016 at 10:23am

    This is why we need to go to open phones.

  • April 21, 2016 at 10:22am

    Every solution the dems propose (doesn’t matter what the problem is) involves three core principles:
    1) bigger government
    2) higher taxes
    3) less freedom

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