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termyt

Member Since: February 15, 2011

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  • [2] December 18, 2014 at 8:54am

    Do you think that’s how they grow their actual beards?

  • [19] December 18, 2014 at 8:48am

    I think a lot of the confusion around what people think and say comes from the question being a false choice. It’s either you are born that way or you choose it like you might choose between steak and pork chops for dinner.

    I don’t believe either is correct. I’m not gay, but I am fat. I did not consciously choose to be fat. Large bodies run in my family, so do genetics play a part? Sure, but a bigger part is the culture I was raised in and how I learned to make dietary choices when I am not actively choosing a path at all.

    When I think about it, I eat right. When I am distracted, I eat wrong.

    So my extra tonnage is not a conscious choice I made. It is the result of what I learned in family culture, how I was gratified as I was forming my habits as a child, and how my body processes excess intake. Genetics are in there, but they are not an irresistible factor.

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  • [1140] December 17, 2014 at 11:29am

    “Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her.”

    This was upsetting to her. Being identified as someone who might be able to help upset her and has her playing the race card.

    So telling.

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  • [-1] December 16, 2014 at 11:38pm

    Did you just assert that a god other than the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has a birth date? I.E. is real and living? Weird. Who is this sun god and where is he now?

    You are gonna need to do better to convince me and reasonable people that devising a holiday to honor the begetting of the only begotten Son of the Living God is the work of Satan.

  • December 16, 2014 at 11:29pm

    Who? objectivetruth? Seems kind of harsh to me, Via.

  • [-3] December 16, 2014 at 12:04pm

    I disagree with the notion he is “spot on.” The tell is in his line, “This is the nature of war.” With that line, he excuses the USA for murdering innocents while condemning our enemies for doing the same.

    I’m not sorry any of them were water-boarded, either. They are our enemies who physically plotted and attacked the United States in an act of war. You can’t say that about many of the drone targets or the innocents that happened to be standing too close to them. Even if international law be damned, that violates our own laws, especially when some of those targeted, and non-targeted collateral deaths, are American citizens never even tried, much less convicted, of a crime worthy of a “kill at all cost” death sentence.

    I love America and happily pledge allegiance to her ideals, but my view is not so jaundiced by nationalism to say our non-combatant innocent civilians are worth more than anyone else’s.

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  • [4] December 16, 2014 at 11:38am

    I’m not surprised the University of Michigan is a cesspool of closed-minded, hateful, violent, liberty-destroying, tyrant-wannabes. We Buckeyes have known that for a long, long time.

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  • [5] December 16, 2014 at 11:36am

    Muslims do not tend to believe in individual liberty and freedom to choose our own religion and other lifestyle choices for ourselves. They are not conservative, as understood in American politics.

    They do tend to be socially conservative, preferring less government intervention in their own affairs, but only because they do not control the government.

  • [8] December 16, 2014 at 8:35am

    I don’t see the benefit in lying to your children about where their presents come from, especially when the truth is such a good, healthy story.

    I am not opposed to Santa Claus, I like him and his story very much, but it needs the proper perspective.

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  • [8] December 16, 2014 at 8:30am

    ”Santa Claus is robbing Christ of his glory.”

    What nonsense. Folks do this every year as if Jesus Christ was in competition with some fictional character for the hearts and minds of children. If anything dilutes the message of Christmas, it’s this ridiculous comparison.

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  • [29] December 15, 2014 at 5:36pm

    An argument at the time was the Bill of Rights was unnecessary because they simply specified rights already afforded us. Any right not assumed by the Government in the Articles was not afforded to them. The Federal government could not restrict fire arms, not because of the 2nd Amendment, but because the articles did not grant it authority to.

    But, alas, they were spelled out plainly, forcibly applied to the States, and yet they are still infringed upon liberally.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 3:29pm

    Her motivation for doing so is between her and her Creator. Each of us is many things, and for every single one of us, some of those things are sinful.

    Recognizing that God’s pattern for marriage is best fulfilled by one man and one woman and cannot be fulfilled by two of the same gender and recognizing that such a union will never work for you so you abstain from any is perfectly reasonable.

    God will judge our motivations, we can only judge actions.

  • [14] December 15, 2014 at 9:28am

    Now that is bravery and dignity. God bless you, Lauren Hill. This life is short and the pain suffered here is fleeting.

  • [4] December 12, 2014 at 9:21am

    “Burglary? This is at least, strong armed robbery, home invasion and attempted rape. Why would they go easy on the charges?”

    Burglary is the easy charge. They only need one to hold him and no grand jury will refuse to indict on at least that one. They can always add more later once they have the evidence.

  • [-3] December 11, 2014 at 3:46pm

    Why are you impugning fat people?

  • [7] December 11, 2014 at 3:14pm

    Absolutely. The congregations, as much as they may not want to, have to fight. You can’t pay these people to attack you. It’s worse than any protection racket ever devised.

  • [5] December 11, 2014 at 3:06pm

    We can’t even take a single baby-step in this direction, let alone the full-sized adult step this represents.

    We desperately need to repeal Amendment 17 and stop the Federal government from doing ANYTHING that it does not have the authority to do. I don’t see it happening, though.

  • [1] December 11, 2014 at 2:57pm

    OK, Greenpeace is a bunch of tools that don’t care about breaking the law or endangering lives to get their ridiculous message across. I get that.

    But, if the Nazca Lines can be destroyed by walking near them, how did they survive 1500 years of weather?

  • [17] December 11, 2014 at 8:12am

    I don’t know what happened between Poole and that boy in the previous century, but at some point we have to let people back into society or lock them away forever. I don’t know which this guy deserves, I only know the state has turned him loose so he has to make his own way now.

    He won fair and square. Being jealous over his luck helps no one.

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  • [1] December 10, 2014 at 3:40pm

    The only valid use of governmental force is to prevent and punish the willful acts of one entity that infringes upon the rights of another. Why is rape unlawful? Because it denies the victim his or her rights to liberty, free association, and the pursuit of happiness. Why can’t someone steal from another? Because theft denies the victim his or her rights to liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness.

    If there is no victim, there is no infringement of rights. Therefore, we do not need a law to address the grievances of this non-existent victim. Who is the victim if two adults consent to a relationship, even if the relationship is immoral?

    None of that absolves anyone of the consequences for engaging in such a relationship. The government is far from the only entity that metes out consequences for unwise behavior, and it is one of the least fearsome of those that do.

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