User Profile: RANGER1965

RANGER1965

Member Since: September 08, 2010

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  • April 20, 2014 at 10:43am

    As a Christian I can think of nothing more potent, and more important, than what Jesus accomplished on the cross. Despite the mockery from those that hate God, and the likelihood that the complaints were less about public safety and more about that same hatred, it does not take away from the fact that putting a living and bloody crucifixion of Jesus Christ beside a road may cause accidents, and delays from people slowing and stopping. There’s simply no getting around it, despite this being an excellent tool of evangelism.

    In this case the police were doing their job.

  • April 19, 2014 at 11:24am

    There certainly could be an anti-Christian bias, still a full sized, living, crucifixion display on the side of the road, would no doubt bring traffic to a crawl, perhaps even stop it all together.

    Even though the complaints were likely from intolerant anti-Christian bigots,, As a matter of public safety I’ll have to reluctantly side with the police.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 9:28am

    No one “Earns” anything from God. Although good works are necessary for spiritual growth, and are commanded, they earn you exactly…nothing.

    God operates on grace, He’s not your employer, and you don’t get a spiritual pay check for a job well done. He’s either unknown to you, or He’s your Dad. What you get from God is a product of his love, most especially Salvation. The Word of God is quite clear how that was achieved and what one must do to gain it.

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  • April 13, 2014 at 12:52pm

    I say again. This lesson is PRECISELY! what those students needed. The goal isn’t to protect their feelings, the goal is for them to get off their dead arse and graduate.

    @Bald Eagle, I’ve been in more leadership schools than you can count. Peer pressure and embarrassment are just one of many tools in the tool box to get the mission done. This is without a doubt a perfect case to demonstrate it.

  • April 13, 2014 at 12:45pm

    If the last 2 elections are any indication, the democratic party and it’s handlers instruct the media on who they wish to run against. The media begins a campaign to slaughter everyone but that candidate. The GOP elites then funnel all money and assets to the candidate that the Left has selected.
    Eventually that candidate is nominated and the media begins a harsh campaign against the Milquetoast “moderate” that the GOP selected. He is now hated by the media, and hated by the conservative base. Most will stay home rather than vote, which insures that the democrat will win.

    It’s a good strategy that has worked for the last two presidential elections, and will continue to work as long as the current GOP elite runs the Republican party.

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  • April 12, 2014 at 2:38pm

    The government realizes that they are going to get their way in the end, so there’s no need to risk escalation. The protesters won’t be there forever, and they can get the rest of the cattle in dribs and drabs over the year, when this becomes a non story.

  • April 11, 2014 at 9:02am

    When a girl acts like a guy, she eventually gets treated like one. It’s a good lesson for her, and wasn’t too damaging. Something that wouldn’t necessarily be true with a different boy and a different situation.

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  • April 10, 2014 at 7:26pm

    Good job by the school!

    Perhaps this shameful and embarrassing lesson will be taken to heart by some, and they’ll use the 6 weeks remaining to stop partying for awhile and hit the books. There’s nothing wrong with a lesson like this. Hurt feelings are small price to pay if it leads to a diploma.

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  • April 9, 2014 at 1:34pm

    The implication of the author’s last question is: “Sure Hollywood might be anti-Christian, but are they going to support that belief even if it means losing money?”

    The answer is apparently yes. We have a MASSIVE! Christian audience that literally hungers for entertainment that is either about biblical figures and stories, or stories with deep Christian values. When something really good comes out, you have churches literally bussing people to the movies. It’s beyond a mere money maker, it would generate billions, and the good-will it would create would be worth its weight in gold.

    Hollywood knows this, yet they give us movies like this recent Noah, or some pseudo-new age pop psychology and sell it as Christian values. So yes, they will even sacrifice money to avoid spreading Christian doctrine.

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  • April 9, 2014 at 12:45pm

    6 Months from Now after endless delays, Holder makes an announcement.

    Holder. “After thoroughly reviewing this case, I find no credible evidence that Ms. Lerner did anything illegal. All accusations regarding the IRS targeting or selecting right wing conservative organizations have more to do with the internal workings of the IRS and their policies, not the criminal justice system. I am announcing that this investigation is complete, and ordering this case closed. Thank you.”

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  • April 9, 2014 at 10:50am

    Kerry has always had trouble with cause and effect.

  • April 9, 2014 at 10:25am

    Let me be clear, what I propose isn’t just another form of base police. CQ are permanently stationed at a desk, at the entrance to every barracks and building with people working or living in it. The QRF might be minutes away, but the CQ would be on site, and the first to encounter resistance.

    At some point almost all soldiers will have CQ training and would qualify to carry openly or a concealed sidearm.

    As far as soldiers who pursue training on their own, let’s fast track them with a qualification course that once passed allows them to carry.

  • April 9, 2014 at 9:13am

    The latest word is that it was a black, military grade, edged weapon of mass destruction. There is also rumor that it had a high capacity hilt and a cold forged armor piercing point designed to penetrate body armor.

    How a precious and innocent child of such tender years could obtain such a lethal weapon is a testament to this evil and violent society. It’s obvious that this military grade knife was not designed for whittling, or cutting cake. It was designed for one thing, and one thing only. To kill people in the most efficient manner possible!

    No doubt this poor child was raised by right wing extremists parents! If we are to be a responsible nation that cares for it’s children it is not only necessary, it is our DUTY! to ban knives now!

    /sarcasm off.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 5:26pm

    @Caber

    Training first, with a decent and stringent qualification course. One that qualifies the soldier to carry, and function as the first line of defense when on CQ duty.

  • April 8, 2014 at 5:23pm

    Lol, I know Lunar. Yet it’s still true. Your idea about “qualifying” to carry a weapon on post is a much better idea than suddenly giving every soldier the right. I say this from the perspective of one who knows what it’s like to live 6 to a room in a 400 man barracks with all the drinking, fighting, feuding, and craziness that develops in garrison when hundreds of alpha males are bored to death.

  • April 8, 2014 at 4:12pm

    @brigott

    Only certain MOS’s gets sidearm training in basic. My suggestion would be to make CQ duty in garrison a 24 hour operation instead of just off hours, and to make it an armed position. A training initiative would be given that qualifies soldiers to do CQ duty, this would include good training with a side arm and security procedures. This would take care of the security deficit we’re having on post, and slowly get the entire military trained. If you want to then transition to an open carry post at least everyone will be (hopefully) trained, competent, and safe with their weapons.

  • April 8, 2014 at 3:59pm

    @Eric

    I say it because I know it. Every soldier armed 24-7 isn’t just a bad idea, it’s a disaster. There is a difference between private Joe Snuffy electronic technician who fires 40 rounds through an M-4 at a range twice a year, and a Special Forces operator. 90% of the military has almost 0 training with a sidearm, to suddenly give every man and woman in the armed forces a 9mm is stupid.

  • April 8, 2014 at 3:45pm

    I have mixed feelings about this. Not all soldiers (BY A LONG SHOT!) have the training, maturity, and natural inclination to be armed all the time. They just don’t, and unless that changes significantly, I couldn’t support it.

    My advice would be to start a major training initiative that involved close quarters combat with pistol and rifle. The course would also include law enforcement techniques on handcuffing and security procedures. Every soldier that goes through the course becomes qualified to do CQ duty. That alone will insure that the company commanders get off their ass and get people trained so the CQ pool will be large enough to stop people complaining.

    So at a company level there will always be 2 armed people performing CQ duty 24-7. Each will be armed with pistol and have a rifle under their desk. They will also have constant communication both phone and radio with Batallion CQ who are also armed 24-7. At the battalion level we’ll also have a QRF squad which will rotate between the battalion’s companies. These guys will be full armed and ready to deploy anywhere in the battalion grounds in under 2 minutes. If every company and battalion is organized with this in mind, you’ll have a dedicated armed presence at all times, and get some good training in to boot. What you won’t have is 500 armed and drunk soldiers who are blowing off steam after a 2 week field problem.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 1:43am

    Good God people! TAME YOUR FURY!

    READ….THE…FIRST…THREE…WORDS…OF…MY…INITIAL…RESPONSE..

    before replying.

  • April 7, 2014 at 8:48pm

    Proper way to handle this situation…..Say nothing, do nothing, continue with classes just as they are.

    Student’s that participate in the sit-in are marked absent, and are responsible for whatever tests, classwork, and homework they are supposed to do. On this point be absolutely unbending. If there are no camera’s, no one comes to talk with them, no one even cares, then all of the energy gets taken out of the whole thing. The parents will eventually intervene when their child’s grades drop and absences build up.

    What you don’t do is attack the mob, and you don’t use the police unless the mob gets physical or violent.

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