User Profile: PubliusScipio

PubliusScipio

Member Since: June 06, 2012

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  • March 19, 2014 at 12:26am

    Try watching the entire video and tell me it’s not a satire on the empty and temporary happiness brought on by drugs and alcohol.

  • February 23, 2014 at 2:57pm

    BRING BACK KINGS!!!!!

    Sorry, just had to let that out. If you haven’t seen the re-imagined story of King David, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

    Heroes’ season one was great, but after that it turned into a soap opera.

    @OpAck Journeyman was great too! In fact, its cancellation and Kings’ is what made me stop watching network television. Now I just watch DVDs (or interweb) – if a company won’t stand behind their product, why should a consumer invest their time in it?

  • October 29, 2013 at 9:10am

    Hi Teammommy,

    Use Firefox as your browser and download the (free) Ghostery plugin – I use this setup and it blocks almost 100% of ads and pop-ups. Every now and then I’ll visit the Blaze on a different machine running Chrome or IE and it’s just shocking how much crap they blast people with here. I don’t know about you, but it often keeps me from recommending articles to others because I know how they’ll perceive the site.

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  • July 19, 2013 at 12:12pm

    Google “free tv video online.me” and you can watch GoT online for free. I suggest using Firefox with the Ghostery add-on installed to block most of the cookies. Also, there tend to be a bunch of popups – including one that asks you to register – but you can close them all and still watch the shows. Can’t beat it!

  • July 12, 2013 at 12:03pm

    This is a terrific story (and the artwork is fantastic,) marred only by Billy’s inability to use proper punctuation.

    1. “But the businessman contends that his family is enjoying the ministry and that, it’s an important work.” The comma is unnecessary.

    2. ” In fact, Grant said it’s a church issue, as almost half of those women who are having abortions identify as Catholic or Christian.” The second comma is improper as it creates an false appositive; that is, the sentence does not make sense without the aside (and if it had been written correctly, it would.)

    The Blaze really should have editors.

  • July 1, 2013 at 9:50pm

    Blaze watchers might be interested to know the artist is fairly conservative. The upside down American flag is appropriate (and so’s the broken seal, let’s be honest)… I just wish the resolution was higher so I could see if Dorman painted the rifle with its safety on. :)

    As much as I’d prefer Dorman use his talents to paint a worthwhile subject, his style is just amazing and he always manages to add a vibrancy that grabs the viewer (check out his Star Wars, Predator, and Batman work.)

  • June 30, 2013 at 3:38am

    @Dave Urbanski

    “… it’s really going to effect state revenue,” Bell said.”

    AFFECT

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  • June 22, 2013 at 1:29pm

    @Humbleman & Maggiesway

    Step 1. Google “whitehouse.gov birth certificate long form” – this brings up the official birth certificate posted on the WH website.

    Step 2. Download the pdf and open in Adobe Illustrator.

    Step 3. Whoever made the file forgot to embed the layers… so start turning off the layers/masks and you’ll see everything from dates to signatures disappearing.

    Step 4. Come back and admit Rot_Soldier was right.

  • June 22, 2013 at 1:58am

    @Jeffersonspen

    That’s not a fuel tank on the ground, it’s a transmission pan. One of my coworkers ran into/over a median just like the car in the picture and it ripped her transmission pan clean off. Do an image search on Google and you’ll find plenty of pictures showing them all to be about the same size and shape.

  • June 6, 2013 at 1:55pm

    @Moderation

    He loves everyone, but favors those who love Him back. I’m sorry if you don’t like that arrangement, but perhaps you’d be more comfortable if no one had free will and everyone was forced by God to live according to His rules? You cant have it both ways.

    With regard to Him setting up an imperfect system, it’s the result of Him both allowing humans to have fee will and giving Satan free reign on earth. Basically Satan rebelled because, among other things, he thought he could do a better job than God – so God’s response was, in effect, “Okay, prove it.” The Bible even states the angels are watching like a “court” to witness the outcome. So, in the end, God is playing a much larger game for much higher stakes than your self-centered silliness could apparently appreciate.

  • June 6, 2013 at 1:41pm

    @TheOther

    Your link cited all of three verses – not much to build a credible case for your assumptions. Allow me to destroy one:

    “In Colossians 1:16 we find the preposition en (in, by means of). This preposition governs auto (him, in the dative case). Most of the 74 occurrences in the NT of “en auto” in the dative case are locative, that is, they refer to something or someone being in some place. Only one of the examples points to a direct agent (1 Corinth. 6:2). In the last part of verse 16 we find the preposition dia, which governs autou in the genitive case. This is the typical marking of an INTERMEDIATE agent, so this must be the proper way to view Jesus.” (emphasis mine.)

    Feel free to consult an actual scholar to dispute me.

  • June 6, 2013 at 1:23pm

    @Moderation

    Jesus said the path of righteousness was narrow and few would find it. In the OT, God commanded Gideon to reduce the numbers in his army based on how they drank water from a river.

    While God may wish to see as many people as possible join Him, He has no problem accepting only a fraction into His kingdom. And those who are studious and truly desirous to know Him will be able to learn the truth. It will not be easy but then, if you accept the notion that He created the universe (as believers do,) He has the right to be as picky as He wants to be.

  • June 6, 2013 at 1:09pm

    @Cosmic

    Eh, you’re using the failings of the creations to infer a failing upon the Creator. I suppose He could have made us perfect but then would that leave us, truly, with any free will?

    Regarding “Yet, when it comes to books, and making them perfectly clear to his creations, he still has some trouble” I would propose that it’s not His fault at making His intention clear – it’s the will/pride/vanity/ego of men who mess with the message. In example, human editors of the Bible have chosen to remove the name of God from most versions (even though it’s written almost 7,000 times in the OT and Jesus made a point of making His name known – John 17:6) and then you have the additions over time ala the Complutensian Polyglot and then mistakes like homeoteleutons and simple typos (those are all over the ancient codices.)

  • June 6, 2013 at 12:50pm

    @TheOther

    I don’t know about you, but I enjoy reading Koinic Greek (personally, I favor Polybius) and I’ve found – strangely enough – the NWT and NRSV are the most accurate when I compare them to my facsimile of the Codex Sinaiticus. There are subtle variations, to be sure, but as far as NT translation is concerned they’re both very good.

    For OT, I like to refer to my Walton Polyglot and for that the NWT is very good indeed.

  • May 24, 2013 at 12:12am

    @tnman65

    Sadly comments like yours would get you banned from entering the UK (and I agree with you for the most part, btw.) So, as far as I’m concerned, their government has been asking for this sort of thing to happen.

  • May 14, 2013 at 10:50pm

    @Rationalman

    I just hope we can institute a school voucher system since most of the youth in this country are educated via the public system (perhaps you don’t realize the average/majority family can’t send their child to a private school.) Then those schools will see a massive drop in funding. Should the majority be forced to fund institutions that are antagonistic toward their beliefs?

  • May 14, 2013 at 10:42pm

    @AnimalsAsLeaders

    MCSLEDGE didn’t assert the Commandments were the cornerstone for laws in this country. If you were half as rational as you’d like everyone to believe, you’d have clued in to the fact that he referred to them as “the basis [sic] for our moral values in this country.” In case you’re not aware, laws and morals are different things.

    Commandments 1-4 if actually made into law, and ignoring the unconstitutionality of such an act for the moment, would be of little value to the secular world (although #3 might help if people took it as an opportunity to both increase their vocabulary and spend more time thinking about what they’d like to say – but that would put you in a bind, wouldn’t it?)

    The rest of the Commandments would absolutely help society’s daily functioning. Respect each other along with each other’s property (whoops, just made liberals illegal with that one!) and tell the truth. Feel free to argue how these values would lead to societal decay and the decline of world civilization.

  • May 14, 2013 at 10:26pm

    Protecting minority rights is one thing, but I am really sick and tired of minority groups pushing around the majority. One of the critical ideas that separated the U.S. at its founding from every other nation in the world was the government following the voice of the majority. What these ******** fail to understand is that by enforcing minority rule, they’re actively taking us back to a time when power was held by a few to the detriment of all.

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  • May 12, 2013 at 2:29am

    Notice to all “journalists” providing comfort to the enemy… in my book, TV stands for “Target Vehicle.” :)

  • May 11, 2013 at 3:06am

    While I’ve personally never cared much for nobility, there can be no doubt that at least Cpt. Harry Wales knows the proper pronunciation of “corpsman.”