User Profile: Nabuquduriuzhur


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  • [9] September 3, 2015 at 4:30pm

    I’m glad he defends himself. One of the key problems with GW Bush was that he didn’t try to set the record straight when the Left lied about him, and so there’s an entire mythos that exists about him. Even many conservatives have been taken in by it. The idea that a message will get out without stating it was a dumb thing for Bush to do. It was obvious the media hated him, and unlike Reagan, Bush wasn’t good at getting the message across nor in setting the record straight.

    The trouble with being “big about it” is that it doesn’t work in a media environment where one is hated by the media. The public isn’t going to get the straight scoop from the mainstream media and it wasn’t wise to just let them run and lie without at least trying to set things straight.

    Some of the worst advice Chuck Smith ever gave was to not defend one’s self. He claimed the Lord would do it. It’s an excuse to be lazy— setting the record straight takes work. By letting the lies stand, it gives credence to those lies.

  • September 3, 2015 at 4:13pm

    Found out in high school that western fence lizards sometimes hiss audibly. Only heard it from the Pacific Northwest subspecies— they tended to be nastier than the Great Basin gloms that were twice as large and would just flop on your hand as long as it was warm.

  • [1] August 13, 2015 at 2:13pm

    In Bend, Oregon, signs that say “slow down!” are common, but the deserved joke is that we add is some variant on the owner of the sign speeding in someone else’ neighborhood.

  • [9] August 13, 2015 at 2:05pm

    re: Eastinfection.

    Ouch. It’s always hard to lose a pet. We really get attached to them.

  • [1] August 13, 2015 at 2:02pm

    Last year I frequently took walks with friends at local Ponderosa Park. It got to the point where one had to dodge piles on the paths less than every two feet.

    While some Bend dog owners are responsible (I know a few), most are just plain slobs.

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  • August 13, 2015 at 1:57pm

    I love animals, and used to work in endangered species, but there are some major differences in habits in the species.

    Cats normally don’t damage things, unlike dogs. They don’t actually do what you mentioned as a general rule, either. Nor do they normally attack people or menace them. When I was a kid it was in vogue to have vicious animals like rottweilers (don’t bother telling me how “loving” they are when they menace their own families) but many dogs are the nicest animals you will find.

    Same with cats. A cat who adopted me was from a local drug house and in four years has never scratched me, and maybe twice a year shows anger at all. And other cats are critters that you don’t want to turn your back on.

    A person who traps a cat doing mischief is justified, but it so rarely happens. For all the bird stories, the main food of cats is rodents, as Portland found out when they eliminated (poisoned, drugged, etc.) feral cats. They were overrun by two species of rats.

    A person who traps cats for the fun of it or out of hatred is the person none of the neighbors will respect because I’ve never met or heard of one that wasn’t evil in their disposition toward others, from stealing to vandalizing.

  • [11] July 29, 2015 at 7:12pm

    I used to work in endangered/threatened species.

    In the 1980s, Weyerhauser cloned a group of Douglas firs that they thought had the best genes. They were wiped out by a fungus.

    In the 1990s, the Happy Camp District of the Forest Service planted “supertrees” sugar pines near Slater Butte to try to overcome the white pine blister rust. Instead, they created a super variant of the rust and had to destroy every tree to keep it from spreading.

    It was attempted to breed trophy Chinook/King Salmon for the Columbia. They took a strain that produced large individuals and bred them in fish hatcheries. And they were wiped out in the Columbia system because they had no resistance to some of the fish diseases.

    In actual practice, it’s often the ugly tree or ugly animal that has the resistance to this or that disease. Survival of the fittest is a myth. It’s usually survival of the luckiest. The fittest squirrel may well rise early and get eaten while the one that broke its foot rises later, after the predators have had their fill.

    The herd idea’s been debunked. Generally, when the two “alpha males” are fighting, the other males are making the next generation.

    Only among humans does one see true herd behavior, particularly among GenX women, 80% of whom in the 80s and 90s would only date about 11% of the men. The resulting genetic bottleneck is having effects that are already apparent from the rates of certain diseases in GenY.

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  • [-3] July 29, 2015 at 5:29pm

    A program the other day complained that a white child disappearing would generate a lot of media attention, vs. a child of another race disappearing.

    It comes down to frequency. Because certain groups choose to live lives of crime, when something happens to one of them, it’s so commonplace that it’s all but ignored. The persons of those groups make little or no effort to find the kids, leaving it to others, which further removes sympathy from other groups.

    Other groups that have little crime such as whites or asians are shocked when a child disappears because it’s so rare for them.

    And that sadly is the difference. Because high crime groups don’t actually care about their kids in a practical way, and make no effort to find them when they disappear, it makes for a lack of sympathy.

    It’s not right, but that’s how it is.

  • June 8, 2015 at 10:19pm

    Pt 4.
    “We are called to do what is necessary to get people Saved. Do you allow dishonest people to dishonor the Gospel and the cause of Christ if it is easily within your power to set them right? No! You must choose your battles carefully in this world, but it can be done. And should be done. Others are listening to your testimony and if you don’t even know what you believe and why, then what message does that send to those listening? What message does that send to those on the fence?

    Why should a person listen to you if you have no real idea of what you are talking about. While they might realize you are sincere, they will pick up on your ignorance of God’s Word if you are ignorant of God’s Word.

    Yes, sometimes the best testimony is to keep your yap shut. However, we Christians tend to do that far, far more often than we should. Indeed, the problem is usually Christians NOT speaking up, even when they d—–d well should. When the Holy Spirit is burning within you, telling you to speak up, there is a reason.

    If you “agree to disagree” with those who lie to your face about who Jesus was and what He did, is Christ honored by that?

    What do those around you think of that?

    Think about that.

    Choose your battles, carefully, though.”

  • June 8, 2015 at 10:16pm

    Pt 3

    “”Love” is not an excuse to allow evil to thrive. Nor is it acting in love to allow a person to believe a lie and be damned for Eternity! If a person wants to believe the lie after you’ve told them the truth, at least you’ve done your duty. That was much of the prophet Ezekiel’s job— to be a Watchman and tell his people the truth.

    You generally don’t reach dishonest people by “loooooove.” They love themselves. They rationalize and otherwise lie to themselves, trying convince themselves that they don’t need God or that a “loving God” won’t send them to hell. Or they believe some other lie that will ultimately send them to hell. Dishonest people are exactly that— dishonest.

    It often requires the true stakes of their existence— that of going to hell for eternity— being told to them to get their attention. As an example, a friend once told me of a man who had been told the Gospel, but was still vascillating. Then a Christian bluntly asked him if he’d chosen heaven or hell. That was what it took to get that man’s attention and he got saved.

    Indeed, it was that very fear of hell for eternity that caused me to look at my life and to accept Christ. I love Christ now, but initially I made that decision to get Saved out of a rational, reasonable and healthy fear for what would happen if I didn’t get Saved. I didn’t want to go to hell.

    Jesus Christ got my attention that way.

    That is God acting in love: to use what was necessary to get me Saved!”

  • [-1] June 8, 2015 at 10:15pm

    Pt 2.

    (It’s been so long since I paid any attention to The Blaze, that I’d forgotten the arbitrary and capricious character limit for comments.)

    “Emotionalism without truth/facts is the province of the Socialists and the Atheists. Leave that kind of thing to them.

    Some try to justify letting lies stand with looooooove. It’s not acting in love to let a lie about the basics of salvation stand and thus let a person go to hell, is it?

    One wonders if this false “loooove” kick is why so much of the nation is no longer believers. Think it’s any coincidence that when Fire and Brimstone, plus the Love of God— BOTH were taught up into the 1950s— were taught in churches, most of the nation believed?

    Now it’s rare that the hellacious eternal consequences of refusing Christ’s call are spoken of in sermons— and most of the nation is going to Hell.

    No coincidence, there. Funny, too, how those who speak so much of “love” seem to have the least of it.

    God LOVES us, there is no disputing that. But it’s doing no one any favors to not tell them the stakes of not choosing to be Saved by Christ.

    Those consequences are eternal.
    When I was a kid, a pastor visited my church and he said, “I would rather scare the hell out of a person, than for them to end up there.”

    Being offended or scared is nothing compared to the fear and horror a person will be feeling at the White Throne Judgement, when they are before the Lord and thrown into eternity in the Lake of Fire.”

  • June 8, 2015 at 10:14pm

    It wasn’t until the 1950s when fire and brimstone was abandoned for the current “love kick” that most Americans became unSaved.

    I wrote extensively about it, but here is part of it from one of my books:

    “Some of most learned men of our world have been Chrisitians.Until the end of the 20th Century, most scientists usually believed in God at a minimum and many were born-again believers. Even today it is still very common among scientists to believe in God— who better to know the lie of Evolution and similar doctrines than those studying the sciences?

    Hand-in-hand with the “no argue” garbage is the idea some pastors and teachers today have where we are supposed to just “looove,” but to not actually know anything about the Bible, or to be able to answer questions about it. Isn’t this counterproductive?

    Doesn’t it cause some to fall into Satan’s hands?

    Are we all supposed to become idiots?

    Isn’t that what the Socialists and Atheists claim we Christians are?

    Why the attack on Christian intellectuals by those calling themselves Christians? It makes no sense.

    When I was in college, various campus Christian organizations sought to teach students how to witness and how to debate. How to defend the Bible. Are we supposed to abandon reason, abandon apologetics, abandon defending the Gospel, merely because the Enemy wants an easy mark and some pastors have bought into that line of “reasoning?”

    Perish the thought…”

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  • [-2] December 4, 2014 at 12:43am

    You just hit the heart of it: a state can’t make legal what the congress has made illegal.

    Given that potheads lie, I’d guess that he’s been charged. He’s just trying to get sympathy by lying, if typical.

    I’ll be blunt, blaze: Don’t ever publish another sympathetic article about a drug dealer growing a substance that killed more than 20,000 in my state during legalization and ruined the lives of most women my age in my state and disfigured God only knows how many kids here.

    It’s like saying that you sympathize with the drug cartels.

    To hell with the Blaze. I’ve had it with this crap.

  • December 3, 2014 at 10:09pm

    What’s sad is that most of these protesters are dead men walking because of HIV. With it already at least in the 40% officially, and probably much higher in reality, one wonders why these people don’t do something good with the rest of their lives, instead of seeking to hurt non-blacks in the nation.

  • [1] December 3, 2014 at 6:50pm

    M-14. Last of our battle rifles, refined from past models.

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  • December 3, 2014 at 6:47pm

    That is one of the great pities of our time. Prior to last year’s concussion or accident that mangled his grey matter, Putin was largely the mover in dismantling the communist system and building a free market economy.

    The Russians have never said what happened to putin to so completely change the way he acts, but when the ukraine nonsense first started, Merkel called him and afterwards said he sounded completely out of it.

  • December 3, 2014 at 6:42pm

    Oddly enough, Slovakia and the Czech republic split because of communist weapons.

    During the bad old days, since Slovakia had no industry, the Soviets located a large number of military manufacturing plants there. From tanks to rifles.

    When the Velvet Revolution happened, Vaclav Havel promised to get rid of those plants. Trouble is, they were essentially Slovakia’s only industry.

    And so they split.

    They’d still be together if they’d phased them out instead. Machining like that can make a lot of things other than weapons, but it would take time to shift over.

  • [1] December 3, 2014 at 6:37pm

    When I saw the page today with the garish ads, I wondered why the Blaze wants their pages to look like a supermarket tabloid.

  • December 3, 2014 at 6:34pm

    My first thought on seein the women was: given how good most Russian women look, how’d they pick two homely women?

    Not very nice, maybe, but I’ve never met nor seen Russian women that looked like these two.

  • [1] December 3, 2014 at 6:31pm

    True. It’s main problem is that it’s a spray and pray weapon. It’s interesting that Kalazhnikov didn’t try to make it accurate like the Sturmgewehr that it was designed from.

    The Koreans took the AK and the M-16, using the best of both. Made for a strange looking gun (Daewoo, but I don’t remember the designation.) but it’s accurate and durable.

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