User Profile: Halo9x

Halo9x

Member Since: October 20, 2010

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  • March 5, 2014 at 1:34am

    I must have missed something when I was in grade school back in the ’50s. We played cowboys & indians, cops & robbers and soldiers. Maybe my Dad had something to do with that since he was a soldier. We pretended to be Yankees and Rebs. We even played as spacemen against aliens. Even girls got in on it at times. No one ever got hurt and no one ever turned into twisted psychos either. What we have now is the “Nanny” State trying to turn our kids into mind numbed robots. Pretend and playing is how boys grow up. If we don’t let them act out those roles as children, how are they going to learn the difference between good and bad, right and wrong. Our schools seem determined to turn boys into sissies!

  • February 18, 2014 at 12:28am

    Seriously??? These people need to get a life and a dose of reality!!! Who looks in night side tables? If you can’t get to sleep because a Bible is in a drawer, then you have bigger problem than you realize!!!!!

  • February 18, 2014 at 12:18am

    I served from 1977-1999 when pay was much lower. In the early ’80s, I was stationed in San Diego (Navy) and even when ordered to apply, I discovered my family still did not qualify because we only had one child. Military families normally have small families, usually 2 children with some having 3, but rarely more than that. Officers may have larger families because they earn more. We had higher inflation then as well, so I’m murky on what’s driving the need for food stamps. Pay went up for all ranks after 9/11 as a result of Iraq and Afghanistan. Our military deserve to be well paid, they shouldn’t need food stamps. This makes it look like our servicemen/women are living in abject poverty. Have BAS and BAQ (allowances for food and quarters) been done away with? This needs to be looked into!

  • February 18, 2014 at 12:03am

    I’m not sure I understand why our military need food stamps. I remember back in the early ’80s when we (military) made much less than today and being stationed in San Diego, CA, no less, and still couldn’t qualify for food stamps then. After I retired in Jan. ’99 and especially after 9/11, pay went up considerably for all ranks. Inflation was higher to boot in the early ’80s. Our military deserve great pay and they have it, so what’s pushing the need for food stamps?

  • February 16, 2014 at 11:43am

    It’ snot a real victory if it’s done by fraud. By the way, did you follow your own advice when Bush won???

  • February 13, 2014 at 3:22am

    Of the 4 ships in the immediate area 3 are Destroyers. I’m not exactly certain what Schmidt is expecting the Destroyers to do. They don’t carry Marines and their 5 inch guns would have needed some target direction otherwise they would have done even more damage than the terrorists. If an Amphibious ship had been close by then the Marines could have intervened. The Mt. Whitney would have been useless since it carries mainly officers and it would have taken a long time to get out of the harbor not to mention being a slow ship. What could have happened is some assets from Siggentlla, Italy might have been tasked to fly there if they had any. Most of the assets on the map are either too far away or the wrong type to have done any good. I’m betting there were other Army/Marine assets close by that are not being shown. This is just a map of Navy assets. While they look close, it takes days to cross oceans/seas. The LABOON and FORREST SHERMAN might have made it but then what? Destroyers are for taking out other ships not land based terrorists.

  • February 13, 2014 at 2:44am

    My own experience in preaching could have been a personal disaster after I was fired. What was different for me is that my faith is in Christ and not people. Furthermore for every false Christian there are many more who are genuine believers and servants. There are always going to be different interpretations of Scripture. The key is learning to think for yourself and be a student for life.
    There are several examples of 1st Century writers like Josephus and Tacitus who mention Jesus as having really lived even referencing his miracles. Lastly, history itself is witness to the FACT of Jesus’ resurrection. I if Jesus had not been raised from the dead, there would have been no church. The disciples would have simply gone back to their earlier lives and the last 2,000 years would be completely different! What turned frightened men when Jesus is arrested and crucified, into bold public proclaimers just a mere 50 days after Passover? Simple, they saw the risen Christ! Paul persecuted the church, yet becomes one of the greatest Apostle/missionary. Why? He saw Christ on the road to Damascus! In Acts 2, Peter talks about the ‘FACT’ of Jesus’ resurrection. Not one of the apostles ever recanted their message, even though they all died horrible deaths. Only the apostle John is believed to have died of old age and even that is in doubt.
    This man quit his denomination, it seems his faith was more in his church than in Christ. People will always disappoint but God never does!

  • January 20, 2014 at 2:30pm

    Don’t terrorists get better treatment? If the man doesn’t understand English, it’s very possible that where he came from jaywalking is probably not a problem. Only in America do the police beat up old people or just shoot those who may have mental issues. This is happening more and more. While I think most policemen are good guys doing their jobs, it is obvious that more and more cities/States and Feds are hiring questionable people who might be psychotics who are on a power trip. I guess the elderly man is lucky he wasn’t shot because the officer felt threatened…

  • January 15, 2014 at 5:40pm

    I see your point, We are all guilty until proven innocent. Of course, the police officer could have just stopped and talked to him like a normal human being. Our police are just a little too proactive at times. Too ready to shoot or beat the crap out of people. Too many are NOT the professionals portrayed on TV.

  • January 15, 2014 at 5:29pm

    The only thing worse than an incompetent Obama is an old hag like Hillary! If this is the best the Democrats can come up with, I say bring it on. If the country elects Hillary in 2016 then the American people will have finally sealed their own doom. As Abe Lincoln reminded us, we won’t be conquered by a foreign enemy, we will ourselves be the authors of our own destruction. There’s still time, America, but you have to have enough people who want freedom to counteract the ignorant ones content with their Obamaphones.

  • January 15, 2014 at 5:21pm

    oops, that was supposed to be “calmer’ not flamer. Also “detain” vice “destain” but should have been restrain. Like I said, I am not criticizing Marcus or his team. It is so easy to think of alternatives when things have slowed down. It was very difficult to watch the movie and very much reminded me of Black Hawk Down which happened when I was on active duty. It’s possible my observations would have resulted in the same outcome. We will never know. I want to to thank Marcus and all our men and women who have and are still serving our country. They deserve our gratitude.

  • January 15, 2014 at 5:12pm

    While I am a retired Navy Chief, I have never been in combat save a very small part on an aircraft carrier during Desert Storm. So what I am going to say is based on what I saw in the movie. I also want to say that in the heat of the moment you make the best decision you can make at the time but later when things are much flamer you can always think of things you might have said or done differently. I also want to be clear I am in no way criticizing Marcus or his fallen comrades. Having watched the movie, I acknowledge their keeping to the ROE and the decision to let the goat herders go. I noticed that they had zip ties which they used initially to restrain the herders. Obviously, they were concerned about them being attacked by wolves if they had just left them. They didn’t want to kill them outright also against the ROE and conscience. However, as I watched I noticed they just let them go. As I watched how fast the boy was making his descent and how slow it was taking the team to ascend, it was a recipe for disaster. Perhaps a third option would have been to find a way to inhibit the goat herders speed of return so as to give the team the time necessary for a tactical retreat. They could also have left the boys tied up and just let the old man return since he would be much slower than the older boy. Another thing would have been to destain the three of them so that their progress would be much slower in their return home. Having NOT been there it’s hard to say.

  • January 15, 2014 at 4:33pm

    If you are implying that military personnel are unintelligent then I would beg to differ with you. You obviously would not qualify to serve in the military or you wouldn’t make such an ignorant statement.
    I do agree that we seem to be hearing a lot about police brutality where they either beat someone or just shoot them. That seems to be the popular solution any more.

  • January 15, 2014 at 4:02pm

    The teacher is wrong. SHE is not allowed to bring her religious beliefs into class so as to indoctrinate the students. However, the students ARE! This is just one more reason our society is caving in around us. I still have fond memories of my 4th grade teacher who spent the last 30 minutes using a fleet board and characters reading the Gospels to us as we traced the ministry of Jesus. As a result we had a very orderly class of well behaved students. That was back in the mid-late ’50s. Compare that with today and there is no comparison. That was back when teachers actually educated vice indoctrinating students.

  • January 15, 2014 at 3:52pm

    As one engaged in Prison Ministry (15 years), I just wonder what the wonders of science is going to do to change the hearts of the incarcerated? On the other hand I have witnessed real changes in the lives of thousands of men. Many of the men who have gone through our Chaplaincy Program who have been released are now living good and productive lives. Some have even gone into ministry as a side to their jobs to “give back” out of gratitude for what has been done for them.
    What does a belief in nothing produce? How can it work to change a man’s heart? What does atheism offer except emptiness? Many of the men I have had in my classes are becoming whole for the first time in their lives. I fail to see how atheism is going to do anything to reach the heart of a person. People are not in prison because they couldn’t think, they are in there because they cared about no one but themselves. Atheism does nothing to teach people to care about others, Christianity does.

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  • January 15, 2014 at 3:13am

    Add your commentsMakes me glad I bought an ’06 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4×4. Great condition, 6 speed manual regular cab and the cost??? $11,200. No, it does not get 25mpg, WiFi or any of the other gee wiz stuff that the new trucks have. What it does have is low mileage, all steel from hood to tailgate. The trim on the hood is plastic but that’s just trim. All in all very pleased with my truck. Aluminum is great as long as you aren’t going to do anything intense with it. I see a lot of trucks with dents in their steel sides, gates and beds. So, what is Aluminum going to do? Hmmm. It sounds like a very expensive vehicle that you won’t want to do anything in except drive to the grocery store…

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  • December 27, 2013 at 6:09pm

    In Koine Greek you have distinct words for mother, father, brother, and sister. Everyone else is a relative. There is no way adelphos can be translated as cousin or friend. Adelphos means brother, period! The Gospels mentioned Jesus had four brothers (half-brothers) and an undetermined number of sisters. Also, if Joseph had had other children by a previous marriage (not mentioned in the Gospels) they also would have had to go to Bethlehem to register for the census. Matthew and Luke are quite clear that Joseph and Mary were alone on this journey, Mary was carrying Jesus, her first born. Both Matthew and Luke are quite clear that Joseph had no relations with Mary until Jesus was born. The idea that he and Mary had sexless marriage is a myth created fiction not supported by Scripture.

  • December 27, 2013 at 5:51pm

    You seem bent on forgetting that the war in Iraq was based on intelligence supported by Hillary, Kerry and many other leading Democrats. Intelligence that was corroborated by the Intel agencies of Russia, England, Germany, France among others. You and other haters also seem to forget what happened on 9/11/01! How much would you hate Bush if the intelligence had been correct, we were nuked by bombs brought across the southern border and Bush had done nothing to prevent it? The problem with armchair quarterbacks like you is you can’t appreciate when someone genuinely did his best to prevent another attack on the country. Yes, he signed the Patriot Act which was passed with Democrat support. What has Obama done to repeal it? Nothing! In fact, what has he really accomplished to make the country safer? Nothing. In the 5 years he has been President there have been several attacks on our soil. How many during the Bush Presidency? Just one! Do I like TSA? No. They are the reason I will not fly ever again. Yes, the national debt rose to 8 Trillion, but how is Obama better for more than doubling it? As with most Bush haters, reason seems to be lacking on you part. Try thinking before you vote next time, maybe we won’t get a foreign dictator as a result!

  • December 25, 2013 at 4:36pm

    Someone wrote that Santa Claus is a fictional character. In truth the fictional character is based on a very real person who lived in Turkey during the time of the late Roman Empire. He did, as a Christian, give gifts to the children of the poor. His name is Saint Nicholas.

  • December 25, 2013 at 4:31pm

    Obviously, they are on his naughty list. No presents for them! There isn’t a better or clearer difference between Christianity and Islam. Santa Claus is based on the very real Saint Nicholas who lived in modern day Turkey, a Christian who remembered the poor and gave gifts to children and Muslims who give death to all non-Muslims. What a contrast between that which is inspired by God and that which is inspired by satan!