User Profile: PubliusPencilman

PubliusPencilman

Member Since: August 31, 2010

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  • [8] January 25, 2015 at 3:43pm

    fortherecord,

    You’re leaving out one simple motivation: acting as an ethical citizen in society. I am not an atheist, but I would prefer people do the right thing out of respect for others in society and the desire not to cause them hardship rather than just doing the right thing because they think God will punish them otherwise.

  • January 24, 2015 at 12:42pm

    Certainly there are examples of people taking advantage of the system. However, this is a very, very small percentage of people who rely on it. I guess the difference is that, to me, it is worth the risk of contributing a penny to someone’s superfluous purchase if it meant not denying food and shelter to a family that actually needs it. But I suppose that’s just me.

  • [3] January 24, 2015 at 9:53am

    Yes! I also hope she will run. It should be good for a laugh, particularly as all you folks fawn over someone who quit her job as governor to become a talking head. Someone who repeatedly spouts factual errors about he founding of our country. I can’t wait for her to start screaming about “blood libel” again.

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  • [-1] January 24, 2015 at 9:50am

    TheGrtDcptn,
    Funny how you can’t even hold in your mind any concept of social obligation without assuming some extreme scenario in which everyone must live like monks. This seems a clear indication of a weak mind.

    “Charity to help out is one thing, but it is not the responsibility of others to support the lazy (won’t work) able-bodied their whole life.”

    And who said it was? The largest percentage of people in poverty in the US actually have jobs–the working poor. Your assumption that everyone who receives social support is entirely counter-factual.

  • [-4] January 23, 2015 at 3:28pm

    Hahaha. I didn’t realize it was so controversial to suggest that cities should actually follow some basic Biblical principles.

    Cavallo, I think the is problem is that you think its “charity,” as if you would only help others when you can pick and choose who benefits from your oh-so-holy benevolence.

    I consider it a duty and part of living in society. The results benefit everyone. That’s why we don’t have quite so many people starving in the streets, and diseases rampant in major cities, or epidemic crimes of desperation.

  • [14] January 23, 2015 at 2:30pm

    Isn’t it amazing that you are so quick to rate holiness according to usage statistics for Bible.org, which is all that this survey measures.

    How about this: how about we measures “Bible-mindedness” by how well a city takes care of the least among us and how it welcomes strangers and tries to make them a part of the community. Perhaps that might be a better measure of how closely a city follows the teachings of the Bible.

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  • [-14] January 23, 2015 at 9:36am

    By that definition, is oral sex also a perversion?

  • [-5] January 21, 2015 at 11:20am

    “Obama is asking the country to buy something.”

    Actually no. He is asking the country to INVEST something. There is a difference.

  • [-2] January 21, 2015 at 11:13am

    Yes, let the fact checking begin. Here is what The Blaze has to say:
    “At this moment – with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry and booming energy production”
    –well… yes, but the US is still recovering…

    “I am sending this Congress a bold new plan to lower the cost of community college – to zero.”
    –OK, yes. But not for every single person gets free tuition, and also some politicians don’t like this…

    “We’ve set aside more public lands and waters than any administration in history.”
    –Yes, but only if you count waters, which is what he actually said, but that was almost a lie, right?

    “We know that more small-business owners plan to raise their employees’ pay than at any time since 2007.”
    –Yeah, they plan to. That’s technically right. But a plan isn’t actually doing it, so if Obama had used different words, he might have been lying.

    “In Iraq and Syria, American leadership? – including our military power – is stopping ISIL’s advance.”
    –Umm.. according to everyone this is true. But it could be MORE true. That’s also almost a lie, right?

    Hmmmm…. That’s some Grade A fact checking! Possibly the most hostile audience the president could have, and this is as far as you got with your fact checking? Oddly, the inability to even The Blaze to discredit the president’s statements hasn’t stopped the usual Blaze-Bots from screaming “liar! Liar!”

  • [-1] January 21, 2015 at 10:03am

    Slaptheleft,

    The only thing “stunning” here would be the denial, against all evidence to the contrary, that the causes of the deep economic collapse coincide with the Bush administration, and the gradual and now accelerating recovery coincides with the Obama administration. It’s not a matter of blame–it’s simply a matter of having the mental capacity to thinking back seven years.

  • [-2] January 21, 2015 at 10:00am

    You have no understanding of the Constitution at all.

    “The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States….”
    Article 4, Section 3, Clause 2.

  • [-5] January 21, 2015 at 9:57am

    I wonder why you even bothered posting this nonsense on this silly little echo chamber.

  • [-2] January 21, 2015 at 9:56am

    Yeah. If only he could be like all the other presidents, who never talk about their accomplishments during their terms.

  • [-3] January 21, 2015 at 9:55am

    You mean like the one that got us into Iraq and led to the deaths of thousands of American soldiers? Oh wait. That wasn’t Obama…

  • January 21, 2015 at 9:54am

    So much easier to mock than to actually argue, eh?

  • [1] January 21, 2015 at 9:54am

    Actually, it was not the Community Reinvestment Act. There is dispute as to whether the CRA caused banks to take on more “bad” loans or not. The real cause was the fact that these lenders packaged these loans together in order to dramatically undercalculate the risk of default, and then took out poorly regulated Credit Default Swaps as a hedge against those defaults. When the housing bubble popped, sellers of these CDSs were dramatically over-committed, and therefore could not pay out the “insurance” on the cascade of defaulting loans.

    So, to be clear, it was not a government program meant to support he poor that caused the financial collapse. It was a poorly-regulated financial instrument that was manipulated by banks and securities firms to pay out short term gain with no regard for the ability to pay when the debt came due.

  • January 21, 2015 at 7:42am

    That’s funny, because just about all of the “fact checks” confirm what the president said, they are just qualifying them.

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  • [-3] January 19, 2015 at 10:52am

    So, you argument is that the sign suggests the military is on a mission for God, but it could essentially be any God? So how could it mean anything if you are serving whatever God you like? Wouldn’t that just be a personal thing, and have little to do with the military as an institution?

    So again, what is the point of arguing for God on the sign if it could be anyone’s personal God or no God at all?

  • [-4] January 19, 2015 at 10:43am

    pa_native,

    Please, cut-and-paste a few more loony rants for us.

  • [-1] January 19, 2015 at 10:42am

    And, as I mentioned above, your implication that everyone is either a Christian or an atheist further demonstrates the deep ignorance that many of us would rather not see entrenched in OUR military.

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