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Silvertruth

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  • [10] September 18, 2014 at 4:46pm

    Don’t fret overly much. Kids the age that book targets would all go ‘hunh?’ and go run and ask mom and dad about it, who then have the chance to explain about the great adversary and show that the book is useful for a demonstration of proper recycling techniques.

    Satan only has the power you give him. It’s just a book, and all books are capable of opportunities for education.

    Let these strawman organizations push their agendas, it means that the more popular Christian culture IS WINNING in some areas.

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  • [24] September 15, 2014 at 12:57pm

    Notice how the Ray hung around to say ‘thanks!’ That was kinda cool. It almost looked like the Ray was aware of what the diver was doing for him. I might be anthropomorphizing the encounter but cool nonetheless.

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  • [19] September 11, 2014 at 3:36pm

    Some see it as commercialism of a tragic event. I’m sure the company saw it as patriotic, but then quickly saw the other side and deleted it.

    I wish they would’ve just stuck with their guns and tweeted back, “Hey, we are doing this out of respect, not to sell a product. We’re sorry if you think otherwise, but you’re wrong.” That would be less suspicious and turn it around on the nay-sayers.

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  • [21] September 8, 2014 at 4:41pm

    Shocking! Just Shocking! No administration has ever tried to hush up a negative story! This one especially so. They are the most transparent administration in the history of the Country!

    Those that believe the above, I’m sure you’ve pre-filled out your 2014 ballots right?

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  • [2] September 4, 2014 at 4:03pm

    Wow, lot’s of haters of the Police out there.

    While the bad cops routinely make the news, the good cops rarely do. They just do their jobs and go home to their families. This is actually the majority of them, not the minority.

    The issue is fairly clear, our system supports what law enforcement has become. With so many regulations and laws, different DA’s and Political personalities with power asking for different regulations and laws to be enforced while ignoring others. Officers are ill trained and face an impossible task. This leads to ignorance and corruption of their own role. One day, “This thing is bad, take it out” next day “That previous thing is now fine, but this is now bad, take it out.”

    The enforcement of law is a direct representation of who we have become as a people. So rather than pick on an officer for manning a DUI checkpoint or arresting people for drugs only, look at yourself and your neighbors first. Are you doing all you can to overcome the moral decay of your neighborhood? No? Then don’t gripe when an honest cop isn’t policing the people he has to work with day in and out and get along with to watch his back while he protects you from those less than stellar neighbors.

    We must fix ourselves first before we gripe about others. If we are ‘fixed’ then we wouldn’t gripe anyway, we’d just set proper examples of how to behave.

  • [1] September 2, 2014 at 11:37am

    Thank you for responding like this. It was my thought as well when I read this article. The author is completely on the wrong track and almost seems to be asking for more governance of the ranges.

    The instructor made the mistake, not the girl, not the parents. That magazine should have had no more than 3 rounds in it so the girl could get used to the recoil. Then when she demonstrated she could control it, she could get a larger mag to fire downrange with the instructor safely behind her helping hold her wrists on target.

    She’s 9, she doesn’t have much upper body strength. She’s fine if she focuses it properly but that’s the instructors job.

    Good response Hussar.

  • [13] August 29, 2014 at 3:29pm

    It would be far easier to create a “Religious Business Club” and only serve members of the club. To join you’d have to sign the club charter which would spell out the religious requirements you have to abide by. Then it is not a public club and even if someone who didn’t actually hold those principles joined, they would have no basis to sue or shout ‘discrimination’ because they signed a contract to join the club and would be breaking it if they did and THEY become liable for false representation.

    It’s the solution to this mess until someone discovers a way to roll back this insanity. It used to be businesses had a right to refuse service for any reason to anyone and if people didn’t like that, they didn’t use that business. Now they use the law to force businesses to comply just because they can and it gets them and their cause attention.

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  • [1] August 28, 2014 at 7:00pm

    While an interesting question, I think this is a bit much to throw on Mrs. Ramirez’ shoulders. Where it moves us is a question of if it moved you.

    Good journalism should make us look introspectively and ask serious questions about ourselves and the things we see around us. BAD journalism attempts to focus and control those things and make us move in a certain direction.

    Mrs. Ramirez is always making me think about things and I feel she’s one of the clearest headed journalists, in the real sense of the words, that I’ve ever read. She’s a credit to the Blaze and I enjoy every one of her articles I get a chance to read.

    This article is clear, concise and filled with points to make people of all pigmentation have a reason to pause and reflect.

    I have always felt that basing things on how much pigmentation or of what type it is, is in your skin rates as beyond moronic. I don’t understand it, but I do understand what causes it. Those aren’t impossible positions either because in order to understand something, it has to have some significant effect on you to put you in that mindset. I’ve never been there, hating or liking anyone or anything because of how I was raised or the lack of pigmentation in my skin. So I don’t entirely get those that do, but I understand what could have happened in their lives to make them see through that lens.

    It is an utter tragedy of human nature she points out.

  • [41] August 28, 2014 at 6:27pm

    It’s actually important to mark cemetery boundary’s and provide markings designating it such. There are many Federal Laws regarding Native American burial grounds and disturbing them or even being on them may constitute felony crimes. Since she is acting in a preservation capacity, designated by a lawful organization as such, she’s fine.

    The Hopi are fine in how they want it handled, but the perimeter should be marked clearly and the site protected by a marked fence so that the wishes of the Hopi will be maintained and the site left undisturbed.

    She isn’t being egotistical at all, she’s making sure the site is respected and she isn’t asking to install markers on the graves, just on the surrounding fence. Read up folks, she is respecting the beliefs espoused.

    What is interesting is there is no mention of how much the Navaho care about the site, but judging by the photo of a Navaho archeologist, it looks like they are okay with visiting such sites and learning the history. So, she’s doing something in everyone’s interest and learning a bit about other cultures in the process… there’s not one thing wrong with that.

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  • [1] August 15, 2014 at 7:16pm

    Neither dark matter or dark energy have been proven to exist. They are still theoretical. Even with the ‘finding’ of the Higgs Bosun, they are now able to be known for certain. Cosmology can be turned on its head by a single finding or a single proof in a key area. It’s a very tenuous field and the existence of several main theories and almost countless side theories demonstrate that.

    Science is an established process, not an absolute. Even ‘facts’ can be found to be in error. The book is never fully closed on anything to a true scientist. They always question, always look around.

    What I think they will find, and this is pure conjecture based on historical observation of science, is that “Dark Energy/Matter” is actually a combination of several other phenomena, known and unknown. The only reason they are theorized is that the universe isn’t behaving according to standard physics models as we understand them now. That, of course, could just be the universe mocking our knowledge of ‘physics’ as we now know it… LOL!

  • [11] August 14, 2014 at 3:59pm

    It may be ‘excellent’ but it’s besides the actual point of the issue.

    Nobody recalls that Rodney King led police on an extended chase and nearly killed several people before he was confronted and ‘assaulted’ by police. Cause is lucky to be a foot note in these incidents.

    This is about a community struggling to find itself. Even the ‘white’ community is struggling to find it’s soul these days and to be honest, we’re all related.

    Skin pigmentation is the most useless way to sort or judge something. It has no bearing on anything but medical issues. We must be able to empathize with BOTH sides of the conflict here or risk losing what makes us great.

    We must be careful HOW we respond, but not HOW we feel. It’s okay for this community to feel slighted, it’s a horrible tragedy. It’s also horrible for the police forces and the officer involved.

    So little is known, that the point is, there is nothing to ‘act’ on rationally at all. You are seeing unbridled passion and emotion, therefore the ‘point’ is that until people realize they are damaging everything about themselves and their community, it will keep on going.

    South Central LA STILL has not recovered from the King riots.

  • [4] August 6, 2014 at 1:55pm

    Nothing wrong with making stuff towards practical use learning. However, the “National Standard” is what is the serious wrong here. Even states should be more flexible with their standards.

    Kahn Academy has the correct approach to reversing learning issues…

  • [7] August 5, 2014 at 10:55am

    It doesn’t work like that. There is no ‘easy’ solution. There are a bunch of hard ones though.

    Personally, I’m starting to lean towards both Gaza and the 95% chunk of the West Bank being made “Neutral” nations under city/local control with the nations themselves being controlled by a panel comprised of Jordan, Israel, the US and the UK. Those are all the modern nations that have had any significant control of that land in the past century.

    It would have to be done by temporarily relocating 100% of the people in each of those regions so that the areas could be ‘demilitarized’ and all weapons removed. Then people would be allowed back in under these provisions:

    1. Signed contract stating that any violent action, or support of violent action against anyone in the region or out will result in explusion.
    2. The contract also stipulates that the signer recognizes Israel as a state and its right to exist.
    3. No weapons of any kind are allowed save for local Police forces and then nothing heavier than a 9mm pistol.
    4. Peace is mandated. No international consideration, cooperation, or participation in any military or other violent action is allowed by the local governments or people.
    5. The people are free within their own ‘nation’ but outside of it are goverened by the laws of the nation they are in.

    There forced peace.

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  • [1] August 4, 2014 at 11:13am

    I think this is a TMNT stunt for the opening… I could’ve sworn I saw a mask and a set of sai’s in his shell! Did they strip search him?

  • [23] August 1, 2014 at 2:03pm

    Read carefully folks. By naming any central governing ‘body’ of a franchise as a ‘co-employer’, essentially franchising is dead. Now ALL LAWS (not just union based ones) can target the central employer and force down upon all the franchises a ruling. Interestingly enough, it opens up a Pandora’s box of problems from franchise operators.

    It could be interpreted that an issue at one franchise can now be levied against all other franchises, even if they are not guilty of doing the same issue. How? You name the central employer as a confederate in the issue and suddenly whatever blow is dealt to the central employer gets passed on, legally, to all the franchises. Under most current franchise contracts, this is illegal, but is now ‘legal’ with the ruling.

    You wanted to see the Progressive sledgehammer against business? You just saw it smash entire sectors of capitalism to little bitty bits with this ruling. I think the author of the article is understating the implications of it… a lot!

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  • July 28, 2014 at 1:52pm

    I’m not a fan of his approach to educating us folks. Carl Sagan was far better and also an ‘atheist’ he accepted faith as a part of even science. His wife (Ann Drunyan) is far more radicalized as an atheist. NDGT is a product of his times and while very diplomatic about faith issues, he only discusses them in almost a ‘past tense’ that you get from being ‘dismissed’, and that is what irks me about him. Likeable enough, but his viewpoint tent is still in need of enlarging, which is somewhat ironic when talking about someone who’s tent should encompass the entire space/time continuum.

  • [18] July 23, 2014 at 12:56pm

    It’s not easy but plagiarism is plagiarism, 13 year old or not. Her father should recognize the link and if he was ethical, deal with it.

    The scientist who did the initial research should reach out and offer to partner with the girl, sharing findings and publish a combined paper together with a proper timeline of the individual discoveries.

    This happens, but the original Scientist is the one needing the research grants and stuff as well. It goes to show the media rarely investigates a story properly to double check the facts.

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  • [19] July 23, 2014 at 10:52am

    Welcome to the new Boy Scouts.

    The BSA HQ should have been raining heck down on the Border Patrol for this. Instead they get all philosophical. That really sucks.

  • [2] July 22, 2014 at 11:38am

    Shreknangst is full of it.

    Government computers, especially ones at the highest levels of an organization are the BEST systems in the world and the newest. Almost all are under 3 years old. Only small local governments on shoe-string budgets have long in the tooth systems.

    Next, the assertion that upgrading from Windows Vista, or 7 to 8 causes drive crashes is utter nonsense. We have upgraded hundreds of machines and not a single one has suffered a drive failure. Software incapatibilties are dealt with BEFORE such an upgrade is done, not after. The IT deparment will have it figured out before even trying. We are not idiots here in IT land, but people pushing this garbage may be.

    The OP’s original assertion of 1 in 36 is entirely incorrect. Experience with over 3000 units and a failure rate of about 10 per year in that deployment would put the numbers at 1 in 300, for general populace. The odds against having 20 senior level officials local drives fail, and amazingly enough, no backups for those people, are beyond astronomical. People have been convicted and executed in the US Justice System for odds less than that.

    Why do I know all this stuff? I am an IT professional working in the government field.

    Want the real answers? Start arresting the IT staff… NOW!

  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 2:01pm

    There is no constitutional ‘wall’ calling for a separation of church and state. It doesn’t exist. It is a contrivance of an older SCOTUS based on an improper reading of a Thomas Jefferson letter. The new SCOTUS can ‘break’ it if they choose.

    The fact that atheists are continuing to base their entire political philosophy on the contrivance makes me doubt their rationality to begin with. That ‘wall’ could be wiped out by a new SCOTUS ruling and entire reams of documents and ‘laws’ based on the contrivance could be undone. It’s borderline insane to work on that logical foundation, but yet, here’s more based on it. I just don’t get it.

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