User Profile: HaploVoss

HaploVoss

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  • November 28, 2014 at 5:02pm

    Skunk – I see your points, but on the government aspect – I believe the point is that Religion takes away faith in government as a ruling or collective body. Our (USA) government was founded on ideals based on Christianity certainly and if you delve into it Washington and others long before him made a covenant with God regarding this ‘new land’ as it were, but our government as it stands today does not reflect the Constitution as it is written.
    Many people are frustrated by the ‘separation of church and state’ that does not exist in the constitution. It is a catch phrase that has been pushed so hard and repeated enough that people believe it to exist. Sort of like ‘social justice’.
    The fact that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” says nothing about ‘The government shall save all persons from viewing,perceiving, or being in close proximity to the practice of various religions’.
    I think this is where the most frustration comes from. Why does religion even bother Atheists anyway? The only Atheists I’ve ever met could care less if religious symbols are plastered all over everything… because it doesn’t affect them.
    I dunno… it’s strange somehow.

  • [2] November 26, 2014 at 7:40am

    What? What reference am I missing here? I don’t live in Branson specifically, but I live in SW Missouri and this guy would be praised for his actions around here!

  • [9] November 25, 2014 at 10:50am

    I’m the first one to get ticked off at law enforcement when they abuse their power. It just was not the case here according to the evidence. It is difficult to grasp how unbelievably skewed the media is against this man. Social media is one thing. For ‘news’ reporters and journalists to just fan the flames is stunning. Not from the perspective that they do it all the time, but that they are at the point they can sleep comfortably knowing that they are the cause of death and destruction. How does one harden their heart or lose their soul to that point? Amazing and sad.

  • [6] November 25, 2014 at 10:39am

    Absolutely. He would be welcomed in about any rural Sheriffs department. I think it sucks he has been run out of his home town, but hey, there are a shortage of good Sheriffs Deputies and I don’t know them, but I’m betting they would make good ones having worked a town like that. Have to adjust to rural life, but plenty of places to move that have decent sized little towns to live in that would ‘take them in’ as it were and have no local elements for 100 miles to bother them. Right here in Missouri actually.

  • [2] November 25, 2014 at 10:28am

    Hey, it is just like other cities I’m sure – it was not that long ago that Ferguson was a quiet little suburb. A very nice place actually. It has been another unfortunate example of ‘downhill fast’. The people that have lived their all their lives, business owners that have been there for decades, etc. did not ask for the bad elements to move in and grow in numbers to the point of being able to do the things they do. If you notice, the businesses that are left alone are the ones sitting outside their doors with an AR-15 or other weapon.
    I know one man who shall remain nameless, he has several mags taped together, also with red and green tape. Green side are blanks, red side are real rounds. He sets up a camera behind him, anyone comes up to his store with a brick, bottle, or whatever… he fires a bunch of blanks straight up to get everyone’s attention, flips the mags around and fires the last blank to chamber a live round and just announces ‘those were blanks, these are real. Back off.’ He’s been ok so far for the last 10 years of doing so. Was charged once with discharging a firearm and endangerment… explained the situation and proved the blanks. Charges dropped. I dunno… I think it is a good idea.

  • November 24, 2014 at 7:04pm

    @IronPatriot: I don’t know how old you are, but when I was growing up, there were very few toy guns that did not look like a real gun. There was no such thing as the orange plastic ‘identifier’ for a toy gun, and Suction cup guns did not start out Nerf, they started out looking like pretty realistic, black pistols with hard plastic shafts that manually cocked the spring back. The suction cup itself would probably be orange, red, or blue. If not loaded… it would just be a gun from a distance. Cap guns… some of the nicer pot-metal guns looked like exact replicas of various model guns. Even had the same heft due to being all die-cast.
    All this being the case, my point in reference to your comment is that people are too fast to react compared to ‘the old days’… because there is no thinking involved at all. ‘OH GUN! SHOOT HIM!’ In the past, most of the time anyone of a young age it would be, first assume the kid has a toy gun, THEN protect yourself if needed. Not the other way around.

  • [44] November 23, 2014 at 7:17pm

    Good grief… we played with cap guns at recess! I remember we even used suction-cup dart guns to play learning games *in the classroom* sometimes. Depending on what your dart stuck to would be what historical event you had to reiterate or word you had to define, etc. This country has completely lost its mind! I can’t believe this has all happened in the span of 30 years.
    I realize it started longer ago than that, but seriously from 10 years old to now… it is an entirely different country. I can’t imagine what it must be like for everyone out there in their 60′s and up. It must just be absolute insanity! Ugh.

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  • [1] November 23, 2014 at 3:51pm

    It has been. They’ve just not been growing food plants specifically. They’ve been testing with various extremely hardy weeds that they thought would be the most likely to survive. Since they have survived, and much better than they thought – they are going to try for food items now. The article is a bit lacking in the additional details I think :)

  • [10] November 23, 2014 at 3:45pm

    No it doesn’t – you keep beating that dead horse. The Balfour Declaration clearly states ” … it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities … ”

    In which case this law he proposes does not infringe on anyone’s rights. They are not limiting religious diversity, freedoms, etc. In fact they are enforcing: ” … a national home for the Jewish people … “.

    There is absolutely nothing in the Declaration that says Israel should have an open-door immigration policy, or offer open nationalization orders to everyone. They were promised their own state so long as they did nothing to *existing* communities within their borders. End of story.

    You can’t have it both ways. Sorry.

  • [1] November 22, 2014 at 4:27pm

    The people in the space station. That’s the other reason for wanting to grow plants up there – less scrubbing to do with filters … the plants can do some if not all of the CO2 -> O2 scrubbing. If there is too little CO2 for the number of plants they want, they can simply use some form of combustion equivalent – it would be the same as lighting an old oil lantern to use some of the excess O2 to create needed CO2. I’m sure they have technology that would take care of it pretty easy. Just some ideas on it anyway…

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  • November 21, 2014 at 10:31pm

    By keeping the citizens away from the police in the first place? A good start!

  • [2] November 21, 2014 at 9:46pm

    SAT – I don’t know about you, but when you have just been pushed backwards and are leaning at a backwards angle… you will reflexively grab outward… you fail to mention that he also has an extremely surprised look on his face and once he realizes who it is – who also happens to have on a FULL FACE MASK – his hands completely unclench and fall to his sides – which is when he gets friggin maced. The kid was not being aggressive at all when he got it in the face. re-watch the video a few times. I just watched it about 20 times trying to look for what you claim – it isn’t there period. Get over whatever it is you are hoping is there. I have police officers in my family – they don’t act like this *******.

  • November 21, 2014 at 4:06pm

    Oh stuff it sideways 19yearsold… try reading *anything* on the subject once in a while. One quick google will get you tons of information all about it. Here: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/29/7083371/swat-no-knock-raids-police-killed-civilians-dangerous-work-drugs
    Read and learn. Then take your snarky attitude and shove it.

  • [1] November 21, 2014 at 9:03am

    Unfortunately – the biggest difference is – I believe in your right to pray to your glorious Flying Spaghetti Monster. I also believe in your right to simply not participate in any sort of prayer whatsoever. How about we just be neighbors regardless of what the other believes or not? So I pray before I eat or make a big decision… that’s probably annoying to you. I’m sure there are things you do I can’t stand. So what? You talk with your mouth full – you can’t be here anymore… what? *facepalm*

  • [13] November 21, 2014 at 8:54am

    One of my supervisors lived in Ferguson until a week ago. Born and raised there. His whole family has lived there for a couple of generations or so. They’ve all moved to various locations across the state.
    One reason the smaller cities are getting worse and worse that skirt the larger cities of St. Louis, KC, etc. is people are getting sick of it and they leave. Which creates a higher and higher concentration of crap behind. They flee to smaller, rural areas with the least likelihood of being around it again.
    I can tell you that living out in the boonies might take a little longer to get to the store, might take a little longer for the Sheriff to get here, but nobody has a problem with the rifles on my wall, the handguns, etc. INCLUDING the Sheriff whenever they stop by and have a cup of coffee and discuss whatever it was that needed discussing. Down here it’s usually some kid trying to smash mailboxes or something stupid.
    Man I love the Sheriff and Deputies here. We’ve had a goofball here and there but 99% of them are just awesome people.

  • [-1] November 20, 2014 at 1:06pm

    And advertisers, along with subscriptions, are what keep television stations on the air. Good grief.

  • [7] November 20, 2014 at 7:25am

    I don’t see how asking people to share their stories ‘of hope’ has anything to do with ‘hope and change’. I don’t understand how people keep automatically associating anything positive on this site with politics every time. Hope and Change was Obama’s big thing – just because the word ‘hope’ was in his stupid brainwashing chant, doesn’t change the English language – unless you hand over the power to it like political correctness hijacks words, etc.
    Taking a day to take time out from the mountain of crap that is a constant barrage is not a bad thing. Especially when you consider that TheBlaze website did not stop with the regular news along with everything else.
    I also don’t see how Glenn or especially anyone else on the various programs singled ‘us’ out from anyone else… anyone and everyone was encouraged to call in. I do however see by the reactions here how we can be part of the problem when we can’t even take a breath and step back for a moment yes?
    I realize that progressives are a huge threat and it is frustrating to think about it, but we do have to deal with it, think about it, and try to come up with solutions. Which we do EVERY FRIGGIN DAY. So ONE day to take PART of a day to enjoy ourselves is somehow a crazy and blamed act? I don’t see how. I guess from all of the comments it is just me for the most part. I don’t get this at all.

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  • [3] November 20, 2014 at 7:05am

    The problem here is, they made a promise, shook hands if you will, and went back on it. I don’t care how much you want to know the news or the facts… I would prefer that as well, but friggin’ lying to the man and/or going back on your word is what I truly hate about today’s ‘journalism’.

  • [3] November 19, 2014 at 3:40pm

    From about the age of 13 to nearly 30 I felt the same way. I’m 41 now. Events unfold sometimes that otherwise cannot be explained. I still see a charlatan for who they are, but there are many people out there doing very good work helping people. I doubt they are *all* pretending.

  • November 19, 2014 at 9:44am

    Nah – This is far from ‘the mark’. There are idiots working frantically to create it I will give you that! However, I think that people trying to come up with new ways to encrypt and de-consolidate data isn’t really evil. I use bitcoin regularly, but I have a computer and a phone (Hey you could use a pen and a phone with these things I guess.)
    I’ll tell you though that Bitcoin has been about like Gold *was* a few decades ago – I bought about $100 worth quite some time ago. Even after spending a bit of it, became worth several thousand. I spent it down to around… $145 a few months ago and that is now worth $90-ish bucks. From the sound of it though – if this bank is buying in and such might be a good time to buy in again.
    I would never keep a ton of money in Bitcoin, but it has its advantages. Most of my ‘hard money’ I keep in metals. Silver and Copper mostly. I can always run and get cash if I need it.

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