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termyt

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  • [12] August 30, 2014 at 8:25am

    ModRep,
    The Soviets were bluffing. We were certain they were, we called them on it. The Soviets had about as much desire to get into a nuclear war as we did. This is proved even further that they did not start one to avoid their own collapse. They, like we, knew there would be no winner.

    Terrorists do not bluff. They play a pair of threes like it’s a straight flush. When you call their bluff, they grab as much of the pot as they can and run. They will happily use a nuke knowing the delivers will die and their host country will likely be wiped off the map. They just don’t care because they’ve heard cockroaches can live through atomic blasts.

  • [1] August 29, 2014 at 11:06pm

    Anti-discrimination laws be damned. As a free person, my life, my time, and my property are my own. No person can force me to use my own resources against my will if I am actually free.

    We are not free, though, but slaves to the whims of a precocious state. If you do not like it when someone more powerful than you tramples your rights, you should fight it when such a person tramples the rights of others, too.

  • [2] August 28, 2014 at 1:54pm

    Having a standard that is just outside of your reach is a noble thing, not a source of hypocrisy. Having standards you must work to live up to is how you grow to being a healthy individual. If you never fail to live up to your standards, your standards are set horrendously low.

    There is a huge difference between having a set of standards and realizing when you’ve failed to live up to them and proclaiming a set of standards you have no intention of living up to. Only the latter are hypocrites.

    Even more miserable are people who can only feel good about themselves by comparing themselves to the misfortunes of others instead of through their own accomplishments and worth.

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  • [4] August 28, 2014 at 9:04am

    Corporate Income Tax is just another tax on the middle class. Who pays the corporation’s taxes? We do in higher costs for services.

  • [3] August 27, 2014 at 9:57am

    Like Tebow, this guy is news for all the wrong reasons. If I were him, I’d really rather be talking about football and not my showering habits. His sexuality is going to be as much a factor as his football abilities on whether he gets a job or not.

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  • [10] August 27, 2014 at 8:39am

    Posting this video is nothing by sensationalism – porn for voyeurs. That this happened is bad enough.

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  • August 27, 2014 at 8:19am

    Stop guessing my answers and read my words. I think you are just posturing, deaf and blind to the world around you because you belief you already know all. My answer to that questions is already posted. When American soldiers, who make no claims to be an army of any god, get caught raping, pillaging, and murdering, they get charged with crimes and sentenced to prison. We don’t call them heroes, and, if they are unrepentant, they don’t get rewarded in heaven.

    You, on the other hand, have just made an apology for terrorist scum that gleefully pillage, rape, enslave, and destroy all that stand in the way of their worldly political goals. If your god is more than that, I can’t see it for the actions of his followers.

    My God, the living God, Creator of the Universe, is a lot more than that. I know some who claim to be His followers make it hard to see at times, which is why I spend most of my time discussing Him with those who claim to follow Him so that my faith and theirs can be improved. I don’t go out lecturing to Muslims what their god should mean to them.

    If you want to cover the sins of those who claim the Muslim god by crying “Christians do it, too” or “the Jews invade Canaan many centuries ago” that’s fine. It’s a weak argument, though, and proves nothing of any kind of good character for your god. I will never count strapping a bomb on your child and sending her to blow herself up in a Jewish bus as righteousness.

  • August 27, 2014 at 12:22am

    I might have your god completely wrong, SoA. It’s a real possibility. But right now, out in the world are 10s of millions, if not hundreds, who murder, rape, pillage, and terrorize in the name of your god in the way I describe. There are men willing to throw away their lives because they believe that if they die as a suicide bomber for Islam, the will be rewarded in heaven. You know this is not some Christian myth to demean Islam.

    If these millions of people are twisting Islam into something it is not, perhaps you should work to clean up your own house before you try to help me with mine.

    But I will warn you, if you poke Christians, we will argue with you, some of us will even get a little nasty. If you poke those others who you seem to be saying are twisting your religion, they will likely do a lot more than just argue with you.

  • [1] August 26, 2014 at 11:56pm

    And yet, in Dubai, under Sharia Law, exactly that happened. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-23381448

    Rapists get death? Well perhaps, unless they are fighting for Islam and the women are not the right brand id Muslim. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/raymond-ibrahim/fatwa-permits-rape-of-non-sunni-women-in-syria/

    I’m not the one who assumes everyone in a Muslim Country is Muslim. It’s Muslims that do, right before sentencing them to death if they profess a different faith. http://morningstarnews.org/2012/11/christian-convert-from-islam-beheaded-in-somalia/

    I won’t claim to understand houri or whether the exact number of these heavenly virgins even suicide bombers can apparently claim. http://wikiislam.net/wiki/72_Virgins Are these people abusing and twisting Muslim scripture?

    I don’t know. I’ve only read part of the Qur’an and don’t care to know more of your dark, twisted god the lies his prophet spread about Christianity because Christians in his time rejected him. If they are twisting your religion, perhaps you should work to clean up your own house before you try to clean up mine.

  • [15] August 26, 2014 at 8:48pm

    Agreed. The instructor is at fault. Rule number one when training people on dangerous equipment: Know what’s going to happen when they use it for the first time.

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  • [4] August 26, 2014 at 8:27pm

    “So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.”

    Acts 11:26

    Know before you speak. If you are going to claim knowledge of another religion, don’t just take your own people’s websites for it. Now, instead of being a wise man bringing hope and knowledge, you are revealed for a fool bringing division and strife.

  • August 26, 2014 at 8:17pm

    You are making a mistake about American culture, SoA. We do not force people here to be Christians. We do not assume people here are Christians. We do not kill them if they say they aren’t or if they claim another religion or switch religions.

    Christians are commanded not to rape. There are no allowances for Christian fighters on Crusade and there aren’t 72 virgins waiting for him when he gets what’s coming to him. If one does rape, we punish him with jail time and most certainly do NOT charge his victim with a crime. Learn true justice and you will find the true God. He is not the god of Dubai.

  • [15] August 26, 2014 at 7:50pm

    I also think it’s staged. Who sits in the middle of the back seat? It’s the least comfortable place.

  • [3] August 26, 2014 at 12:41pm

    Any muslim country, really – war or no. I’ve read too many stories about a western or asian girl in Dubai drugged and raped by her co-workers who found out the hard way why they feel so free to do so.

    She gets convicted of using alcohol and having sex outside of marriage – both of which she confesses to in the police report, so there’s no fighting the charges. If she can prove her story, they might get convicted of sex outside of marriage. That’s a big “IF.” No matter what, she’s doing more time than the people that raped her.

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  • [4] August 26, 2014 at 12:33pm

    And he gave it to them. Now their message is spread about his continent, too.

  • [19] August 26, 2014 at 12:21pm

    Having “the right” to do something the pains or annoys another person and doing it anyway just makes you selfish.

    I have the right to be a total jerk. I have the right to stand within 3 inches of you in the check out line. I have the right to fart, belch, sneeze, and cough right at you.

    Courtesy is refraining from exercising certain rights because they will make life significantly less pleasant for the people around you. Not because you don’t have the right to, but because you show a modicum of concern and respect for those around you – the same amount of concern and respect you hope to receive in return.

  • [7] August 26, 2014 at 12:12pm

    Pat’s – by reclining your seat, you are already making it far more uncomfortable for them than sitting straight up is for you.

  • [48] August 26, 2014 at 12:09pm

    When the person in front of you reclines their seat, you lose the ability to use your tray table, work on a laptop computer, and, if you are a large person, then you will be cramped and even reading a book or a tablet is difficult. You are basically resigned to doing one of two things: Stare at the top of the person’s head for the entire flight, or do the same thing to the person behind you.

    The one with the “me” problem is the one who cares nothing for the comfort of the person behind them and invades their personal space.

    If the seats are to be that close together, they should not recline.

  • August 26, 2014 at 11:37am

    They both have points. The fact that black culture perceives that this White Privilege exists and they will thus have a harder time has an effect. It is not so much that “Whites” are forcing them down as they are playing to the lower expectations everyone seems to have for them – the worst of this is the lower expectations they have for themselves.

    Another factor is that kids tend to follow in the footsteps of their parents. Entrepreneurs beget Entrepreneurs. Politicians beget politicians. Janitors beget janitors. There’s no racial or class component in this country, though, as no one is forced to follow the same path as their parents, but we all find it easier to do what we grew up learning.

    So many feel the effects as if White Privilege existed, but there’s just too many counter examples to say it actually does.

  • [6] August 26, 2014 at 10:14am

    Success is measured differently by God than by man.

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