User Profile: Pete

Pete

Member Since: August 31, 2010

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  • [4] August 22, 2014 at 9:17am

    I agree. To paraphrase an apocryphal quote, “There is a gun behind everyone blade of grass”.

    However, I am wondering if ISIS will take a different tact. They could come across the Southern boarder (and probably already have) and kidnap a mid-West apple pie all-American family and decapitate them on Youtube. That would instill terror. So what do I propose? Tactical nuclear weapons. I am not kidding. Turn portions of Western Iraq into glass. Show them that we really are crazier than they are. Because when it comes down to it, we really are. And if we happen to catch some of them here, we would make our own Youtube video. Now, some will say that if we stoop to their level, we lose. Maybe. But there will be a lot less of them at their victory party.

  • [13] August 11, 2014 at 1:18pm

    I won’t address suicide versus murder here but rather what Hillary was talking about. The sticking point at the time was that Vince Foster was in charge of the Clinton’s blind trust. It was 6 months over due in submitting because Foster was trying to clean up irregularities. What those irregularities were has never been disclosed and were, presumably, described in the documents that Maggie Williams removed from the safe in Vince Foster’s office the night he was found.

    Also, and little known, is that the Clinton’s owned a condo in DC. There is a theory that whatever happened with Vince happened there. The existence of the condo came out as an aside in the 1996 Whitewater hearing testimony.

  • March 28, 2014 at 10:17am

    We may be about to hit an inflection point. If an American is jailed for speaking the name of Jesus, that is a game changer and the response will be profound.

  • March 20, 2014 at 7:32am

    Here is some context. For much of the 19th century, the US Capitol was used for church services on Sunday with the US Marine band providing worship music. “Freedom from religion” is invented out of thin air.

  • February 28, 2014 at 1:53pm

    It’s working. They are starting to fold. But someone needs to go to jail over this and laws need to be changed.

  • February 11, 2014 at 12:46pm

    I work in an industry that has been heavily impacted by SOX. Everything Bevin has said makes perfect sense to me and is consistent with my understanding of the law. The problem is that most people can’t even spell SOX and will believe everything they read.

    To all those commenting and calling Bevin’s honesty in to question, you don’t know what you are talking about. If you aren’t familiar with the SOX requirements, you shouldn’t be accusing this man of lying.

  • January 23, 2014 at 12:17pm

    “If the United States produces a generation of science students who don’t believe in science, that’s troublesome,” he said

    The fallacy there is the conclusion that if you don’t hold to the theory of Evolution then you don’t believe in science. If that were true, you would have to disqualify every scientist prior to 1859.

  • January 19, 2014 at 8:13am

    Yeah, Bill, we knew who they were when we started watching. Duh. Glad you are caught up. I think it is hilarious that you feel the need to suggest someone google something. Geez, thanks, we never would have thought of that.

    With regards to ratings, the drop is due to the fact that many fans now simply refuse to watch A&E. Put it on another network and the ratings will go back up.

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  • December 11, 2013 at 2:40pm

    I would say it is a fulfillment of Judaism.

  • December 11, 2013 at 2:17pm

    Here is a link to see who this guy really is. A couple of years ago I emerged from a similar church group that was spiritually abusive. This stuff needs to be called out and people need to be warned.

    http://marshillrefuge.blogspot.com/

    I would consider myself a conservative Christian and it is true that more liberal Christians are using these events to make political attacks. Having said that, the whole Gospel Coalition, TG4, Mohler, etc has, in my opinion, become poisoned with authoritarianism that reeks of (and descends from) the shepherding movement of the 70′s and 80′s. These groups (SGM, Acts 29, Gospel Coalition) are destroying lives through heavy handed authority and legalism.

    A darker side to this story is the covering up of child sex abuse by some of these groups in order to maintain reputation, members and income. Boz Tchividjian has done some great work on this here http://netgrace.org/

  • September 11, 2013 at 10:42am

    Let’s roll.

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  • June 25, 2013 at 12:51pm

    How is that people did not know this already? It has been widely known since at least the mid eighties that three of the four members of U2 were Christians. Not to mention there are references through out their music.

  • April 19, 2013 at 10:47am

    I am not a conspiracy theorist. I am really not. But why would Chechnyans attack us out of the blue? Who benefits from that? I would say Putin does given they have been a burr in his saddle for a long time.

  • February 28, 2013 at 4:41pm

    Ok. I’ll admin it. I like The Smiths. Morrissey is a whiner though. Johnny Marr ended up not being able to stand him either.

  • February 22, 2013 at 11:40am

    A few years ago, I was in a focus group that concerned smart meters. One of the questions the guy asked us was “How would you feel if your air conditioner was turned off on a hot day during a brown out”. The very eclectic group responded with one voice of outrage.

    But my point is this. Smart meters are about the power company controlling when and how much power you use. As was indicated in the question to our group, the power company could turn off your AC and there would be nothing you could do about it.

  • January 1, 2013 at 8:58pm

    From the Declaration of Independence:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

    Here is an abstract from a Heritage Foundation article that I think is helpful:

    Did America have a Christian Founding? This disputed question, far from being only of historical interest, has important implications for how we conceive of the role of religion in the American republic. Mark David Hall begins by considering two popular answers to the query—“Of course not!” and “Absolutely!”—both of which distort the Founders’ views. After showing that Christian ideas were one of the important intellectual influences on the Founders, he discusses three major areas of agreement with respect to religious liberty and church–state relations at the time of the Founding: Religious liberty is a right and must be protected; the national government should not create an established church, and states should have them only if they encourage and assist Christianity; and religion belongs in the public square. In short, while America did not have a Christian Founding in the sense of creating a theocracy, its Founding was deeply shaped by Christian moral truths. More important, it created a regime that was hospitable to Christians, but also to practitioners of other religions.

  • December 12, 2012 at 2:01pm

    We are the ones who turned from God. God has not abandoned the world. On the contrary, he died to save the world. You point out a bunch of bad stuff as evidence that God has turned away. But the bad stuff you point out is evidence of the seriousness of sin and rebellion against God and the need for redemption, which is exactly what the Bible describes. There is a need and God meets the need through Jesus Christ. That is the message of the Bible.

  • November 29, 2012 at 4:19pm

    I thought the Palestinians would applaud. The rank and file and Hamas are calling for a one state solution where Palestine replaces Israel and Israel ceases to exist. That is why many are upset with Abbas because he is proposing that Gaza, the West Bank and 1/2 of Jerusalem as the Palestinian state. At least in Gaza, they want it all.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 11:01pm

    Trollmonger wrote: What created your god? It cant just pop out of nothingness. Thats why I dont believe in the big bang theory either. Something cannot manifest from nothing

    You actually raise a very good point. Something cannot come from nothing. If at anytime in the past, there was nothing then there would still be nothing. Therefore, since we know there is something now, something must be eternal, having no beginning.

    The two most common candidates are God and matter. The materialists of the late 19th century went with matter. Einstein messed them up with his theories and the materialist view fell out of favor in the middle part of the 20th century. You say you reject the big bang so I commend you for your consistency.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 10:51pm

    Trollmonger wrote:I cant prove that. Thats why Im agnostic. But as a believer you are required to prove existence of your god. If you cant then you are a liar or just naive!!!!

    Actually, no where in the Bible are Christians commanded to prove the existence of God to anyone. God calls Christians to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others and that’s it. The rest is accomplished by God through revelation. Me trying to convince you is not necessary and the Bible says that it actually weakens the power of the Gospel to try and win people over with fancy arguments.

    Now, I am not saying you have to believe that although it is true. I am simply trying to help you understand why no one is taking you up on your offer to prove to you that God exists. You might describe my answer as some sort of cop out but 2 billion people who have experienced what I describe themselves would disagree.

    I really do hope that helps.

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