User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • [12] September 15, 2014 at 5:21pm

    Charles has a point. But it was clear growing up that my fathers disappointment was more effective of a disciplinary tool than my moms wooden paddle. And looking at peers it was clear that their were two types of parents who hit their kids to this degree. Those that had sadistic tendencies which were pasted to the sons and those who were so obviously disappointed in their own lives that they took it out on their children. If you get to the point where you have to hit your child to the point of excessive pain, then you have failed as a parent. But you can no doubt rationalize it away. There were at least 3 or 4 fathers in my neighborhood who should have spent some time in jail for drawing blood or creating a cycle that as you see by some comments will continue.

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  • [-3] September 15, 2014 at 5:14pm

    Of course it should be thrown out. Now weedyee most individuals have grown up enough to not attempt to elevate themselves by taking childish cheap shots. Pick a subject champ, one that act like an adult.

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  • September 15, 2014 at 2:10pm

    @Lunar…. Your references seem to be a bit off from the true text. But hey that probably doesn’t bother the author here or most of the commentors. But assuming your a Christian there is something to be said about lying.
    9:123 – O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the disbelievers and let them find in you harshness. And know that Allah is with the righteous.
    9:5 And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
    3:85 And whoever desires other than Islam as religion – never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.
    It is interesting to note that Christians make a similar claim to 3:85 for non-believers as a result of the rapture.

  • September 15, 2014 at 1:51pm

    They are pretty good money makers for the companies who pour $millions into campaigns. And yes they are a wonderful way for republicans to raise total effective taxes, while claiming they are reducing taxes by lowering income taxes. A tactic that only helps the wealthy while the lower and middle class continue to pay the highest percentage of disposal income on taxes and government fees. (by definition government fees are taxes)

  • September 15, 2014 at 1:48pm

    4:25 a.m… so it is reasonable to assume that they had come from the bar. And it is the very rare individual who stays in a bar until 4.25 A.M. without drinking. Great example of why individuals should not be allowed to carry guns into a bar, and certainly have to check that weapon for pick up at a later date if they order a drink.

  • [1] September 15, 2014 at 1:44pm

    Other than follow an “Ann Coulter” say things, regardless of substance or merit, to get attention as that’s enough…. what exactly has Cruz ever actually done. Palin was a great example of an orator who couldn’t didn’t know what the Federal Reserve was. So perhaps you should look beyond a guy who just says what he thinks you want to hear and research what he hasn’t done.

  • [-9] September 15, 2014 at 1:35pm

    Ok for the mental midget here that will chew on anything fed to the angry mob. Why would DOD or the PRESIDENT discuss any plans relative to how they will be taking on ISIS. Seriously, you can’t possibly be this naive or stupid.

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  • September 15, 2014 at 1:32pm

    Well it is certainly admirable that this church has eliminated all sin from the lives of its pastors and congregation. Cause if they haven’t they have no business casting stones. Perhaps a well a business interruption suit that dips into their collection plates might reset their focus.

  • [-4] September 15, 2014 at 1:28pm

    No of course they don’t. Are individual’s faith here so fragile that you have to manufacture controversy or be drawn into it by a bias post. How’s about you follow you indication that you have a personal relationship with Christ, and keep it personal.

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  • [5] September 15, 2014 at 1:26pm

    Incorrect, the teams, the players association all derive money from the Nike contract and obviously a host of players have individual endorsement deals. Doubt there is any confusion regarding the language in the agreement. And if Nike provides the majority of the uniform and practice stuff for free or heavily discounted due to the contract, then they should HONOR their word and wear it.

  • [-1] September 15, 2014 at 1:16pm

    “keep its property” Meaning that they are purchasing the church and the assets. Great question though is how a church would have $7.8 million in ready cash, that represented only 11% of its assets. But of course it is diligently doing God’s work.

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  • September 12, 2014 at 1:05pm

    Would prefer if they supported the children at St. Jude Hospital more. Never impressed by individuals or organizations that set up charities that serve their special interests and less impressed by those who pat themselves on the back for it. If you want a truly intelligent and laser accurate review of the Israel relative to Palestine then you should read the new book by Ari Shavit “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” Given his pedigree (his grandfather was one of the early founders of the state of Israel) he is a 1,000 times more credible than anyone on this site regardless of background or role.

  • [-1] September 12, 2014 at 12:22pm

    @ Michael B. perhaps we an but first we have to ask all the children who somehow missed the references to Bush and the fines being levied under the Bush administration, and thus make their typical idiotic disrespectful comments about the PRESIDENT to leave the room. Which leaves us with about 10 people on this whole site.

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:19pm

    Ah so like most here you read the post and just ignored the 10+ references to Bush and that the fines were threatened under the Bush administration. And let’s of course forget that the law was passed under and signed by Bush. But hey you just see and say whatever maintains your fragile ideology and beliefs.

  • [-3] September 12, 2014 at 12:13pm

    “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is the boy who cried wolf of the Senate.” Perhaps they can take time off because the House provides them with about as much substance as this post has.

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  • September 12, 2014 at 12:08pm

    “some of the early 7th century text was scraped away and written over in the 13th century, leaving scholars hoping they can fully uncover the original text” And what will it mean if the two texts are different. A little tough to claim it is legitimate gospel and written by the original author no isn’t it.

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  • September 12, 2014 at 12:04pm

    “the new total reflects stronger recruitment by the extremist” We have to stop this half ass approach to the middle east that started with our illegal and sterile war in Iraq. As our continue weak involvement is IN FACT a recruiting tool for terrorism as we, similar to Vietnam, just another army blowing up their land and killing their people. You think the average Vietnamese gave a rats a@@ about political ideology or economic system. You think the average rural Arab cares about political ideology or economic system. As clearly communicated by the Iraq government when they told us to leave, they don’t want us there.
    We have become stupid puppets for the Saudis and Egyptians, taking sides in tribal conflicts that have been going on for 4,000 years. So e need to either go in and wipe these 30,000 out or turn an leave. There is no half ass way of succeeding here. And no there is no need to spend a lot of money for the war machine over another 10 years. Send out some pamphlets regarding our intention to bomb ISIS where they live and just go do it. Who’s gonna really do anything about it. What I am tired of is “economic” wars that steer resources that could be rebuilding this country and invested in our children into weapons and the military needlessly.

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  • [5] September 12, 2014 at 11:52am

    “Maher likely doesn’t particularly enjoy defending Christianity against Islam as he openly states he believes all religions are “stupid.” Exactly, because what he and others with fully functioning brains will do is defend facts and the truth. What he won’t defend is religious references and statements based on religious beliefs that have no factual basis and are false. For example, it becomes increasingly difficult to claim that every word in the bible is the word of God, when it has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were not penned by them but by one of their followers between 65-95 AD. You will begin to accept this when you see Christian biased groups basing their arguments that they were on prescriptive logic rather then the increasing body of archaeological findings that indicate otherwise. Individuals who ignore these findings as opposed to addressing them and refuting them with supportive archaeological findings. You can never develop or progress as an individual if you do not challenge your ideology and beliefs more than your detractors. Because it is the mere fact they don’t challenge theirs that is their most glaring weakness.

  • [15] September 12, 2014 at 11:35am

    Ok jason and the other self proclaimed naive individual here need to experience a healthy family before they present imbecilic inferences and comments. Young children both boys and girls frequently see either one of their parents naked in any number of situations. For example, changing at the beach, learning to take a shower or merely walking in on them. In healthy adult families the childish notions of being naked and sex that permeates our society and culture are dismissed early on. For when you get past those childish representations you can then discuss and progress to body awareness, self esteem, modesty, healthy sexual development, etc. In short develop a healthy adult relationship with your children which should begin between 12-15 years old. If your still treating them like children at 15 then you have failed and are responsible for their inappropriate attitudes towards nakedness and healthy adult relationships. And of course mentioning where the blog was posted is a childish cheap shot.

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  • [-13] September 12, 2014 at 11:24am

    So basically this is an ad written by a military contractor and the blaze. The military contractor attempting to bring people back to the mindset of the 1950′s and the blaze just wanting to gain more members. Otherwise the content is a rehash of any number of scary warning pieces put out by the military and military contractors which led us into the arms race. Perhaps people should consider that like Israel, many of these countries sought and obtained nuclear capabilities to protect themselves. Much of the uprisings we have in the world today can be tied to the lack of a balance of power and the relatively unchecked deployment of the US military across the globe. You see when there was a balance of power both Russia and the US were much more calculating and rather careful before they deployed their military. And both sides kept their allies in check and as controlled as possible. Without a recognized “head” of the opposition to play this role the US will get dragged into more idiot conflicts and provide motivation for more terrorist organizations.

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