User Profile: termyt


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  • April 17, 2014 at 11:19am

    Did you read more than the first sentence or two of my statement?

  • April 17, 2014 at 11:00am

    I’ll curse Zeus. If he ever actually existed, he was a charlatan who cared only to fill his own belly at the expense of any and every one other than himself. You know, what we call a “progressive” now.

    Mocking the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, though, is a fool’s journey. Mocking his followers, though, is a fruitful enough pastime. Often enjoyable and useful for the growth of knowledge and wisdom.

  • April 17, 2014 at 10:54am

    I’d be fine if the government got out altogether, but that’s not even on the table.

    If the state would issue a license for a certain behavior – such as medicine, engineering, food vending, alcohol, or even marriage, then the state has a right to set qualifications for that license. Anyone with such a license will then be required to be recognized for it. If we license gay marriage, churches will be forced to recognize it and participate in it. We have already seen the rights of private individuals removed by force over this issue, so I’m not just blowing “extremist” wind here.

    How’s that going to work out for the grand design of “limited government?”

  • April 17, 2014 at 10:44am

    You ask for a simple answer for a complex situation. You demand God stay out of your affairs and then curse Him when hoist on your own petard.

    God is merciful. If He were to smite one the moment one went astray, there’d be none of us left. If He wanted us to obey period, we’d not have the free will required to chose poorly.

    God blesses a nation (speaking of nations, not individuals) that trusts in His righteousness. Even the wicked within will tangentially receive a blessing because of this. As a nation turns away from God, He will send it messages to correct its course. These will often take the form of a calamity – natural or man made. Since it is the nation that is being judged, even the righteous within will be affected.

    God’s blessing rested on our founding principles, including the notion that we are God-endowed with a right to Liberty. Slavery was a blot on that and God used calamity as a call to correct it. Finally, a great calamity – the Civil War – called us to repentance.

    So, yes, sin is allowed to continue for a “season” so that we might repent and be healed. That season, however, will end. If not with repentance, than with judgment.

  • April 17, 2014 at 10:29am

    Smells bad to me.

    The train was moving at a pretty good clip. I don’t think you would brush off a kick to the head by a foot moving 20 MPH. I’m not an expert at getting kicked in the head, though, so I could be wrong.

  • April 17, 2014 at 9:53am

    This is why they will continue to lose. They are too afraid of everything to stand for anything.

    I know what the Dems stand for. It’s clear as they utterly and mercilessly destroy anyone who steps out of line. I have no idea what the Republican Party stands for. Not a clue.

  • April 17, 2014 at 9:51am

    What did they cut from the abortion topic?

    The platform is strongly pro-life. What did it say before?

    Gay marriage is a lot less important than the sanctity of life. It’s a social and cultural mistake, but abortion is murder and their platform does not seem to say otherwise.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 9:45am

    I loved the moment when the would-be robber grabbed that tray with his “gun” hand like something out of a comedy. Priceless.

  • April 17, 2014 at 8:24am

    The key to Justice is Mercy. Justice without Mercy is Tyranny. Only a stone cold tyrant would demand 13 years from a forgotten con who’s lived the last 13 years exactly as we’d wish any other citizen to live.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 8:17am

    Those really aren’t bad suggestions. A lot of the whiny nature of our society stems from us letting other people have control over our mood or sense of self-worth. However, the explanations for those rules are horrible and show the writer(s) have the completely wrong intentions.

    Rule 7 is the only one I completely disagree with. Authority figures are there for a reason. It’s amazing that what is often common knowledge to the kids is completely unknown to the adults. Bullies infringe the rights of those they bully. That can’t be tolerated.

    The first step is to explain the situation to the person who has authority over it. If that does not work, we might have to violate rule 5.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 12:38pm

    Really, science worshipers? Is your faith in science so weak that anyone who suggests an age for the Earth different from whatever the current guess is destroys your whole belief system? The fervor with which you all attack anyone who deviates from this inconsequential, meaningless bit of geological trivia is astounding. I just don’t get it.

    Does everyone need to know the current best “scientific” guess on the age to avoid condemnation or is there a cutoff point? If I say it’s 1 billion, am I to dumb to govern myself? What’s the minimum number of years I need to profess to keep you from advocating to send my kids to government-approved foster care?

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  • April 16, 2014 at 12:22pm

    Because the flipping age of the earth is so important that anyone who disagrees with the latest scientific guess is to be shunned or placed into government foster care?

    Get a grip. It doesn’t really matter that much to anyone doing anything practical outside geology.

  • April 16, 2014 at 8:41am

    I’m sure he will be able to set God straight on a few issues, too.

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  • April 15, 2014 at 1:17pm

    It seems like your take on taxes is that they are to be punitive. That wealthy folks can shoulder a 14% (or whatever) tax easier than poor folks doesn’t mean the wealthy should pay 28% or 50% or whatever would make them hurt as much as the poor do. That’s what socialism does and it crushes every economy foolish enough to adopt it that doesn’t have a large influx of cash coming from outside of it.

    What is patently unfair isn’t that the rich might not hurt from it or the poor may not pay anything at all – it’s that anyone pays a dime of tax on earnings in the first place. It’s pure theft.

    In order to get money from someone, you must provide a service. If you are not providing a service, then the money must be a willing gift to you. Only thieves would try to convince you otherwise.

    Obviously, the government does provide some useful services and those need to be paid for, but to say that comes straight out of my savings and also goes to things against my will that are no benefit, and often determental to me, can in no way be described as “fair.”

  • April 15, 2014 at 10:36am

    Our culture is focused on, even obsessed with the negative side of life. It eats at us until we see the world as dark and twisted. While you can’t ignore the negative, we certainly should not praise it or seek it. What you seek, you find. What you praise, you get more of.

  • April 15, 2014 at 9:44am

    Well, there’s a couple of things that spring to mind:
    1. The van has flashing lights on, but I don’t hear a siren, which generally must accompany the lights at intersections.
    2. Even with lights and sirens, the emergency vehicle still is responsible for making sure the intersection is clear before going through it against traffic rules.
    3. Federal vehicles can assert right of way – they don’t need to be a recognized emergency vehicle to take it – but they still need to make sure traffic has stopped to proceed. The fed could argue he did that reasonably by getting the two other lanes to stop.
    4. If vehicles are coming to a stop beside you at an intersection where you (and they) have a green light, there’s probably a reason. You should at least take some caution and look for it.

    I could see this going either way. Either cite the Fed for failure to make sure traffic had stopped, or cite the civilian for failure to pay attention to his surroundings.

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  • April 15, 2014 at 9:24am

    In order to have, understand, and appreciate diversity, you must actually be exposed to things that are divergent to your PoV or way of thinking.

    There are pro’s and con’s to being in the majority and minority when experiencing such divergences, so long is no one is punished (by government) or having their rights unduly curtailed (by anyone) there should be no problem in a reasonable society.

    Adherents to all the major religions, atheists included, should understand that your religious view point profits nothing if you force others to accept it. Allow all in all the time and, if your view point will win the hearts of those it resonates with. That is the only way to win.

    Of course, our society lost all reason a long time ago. Whiny victims pay off better and more frequently than reasonable, well-adjusted people do.

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  • April 14, 2014 at 1:34pm

    It may not be as serious an offense, but how is this any different from convicting a rape victim for sex outside of marriage? I don’t recognize this place any more.

    Justice is supposed to be blind, not stupid.

  • April 14, 2014 at 12:28pm

    I don’t think the teacher should be fired unless this is just the latest in a pattern of such offenses.

    However, a public offense requires a public apology or the message sent out, and seemingly approved and supported, is the message that caused the offense. A private apology is meaningless.

  • April 14, 2014 at 12:20pm

    Aren’t the Russians saying we started it by helping along the unrest that toppled the pro-Russian leader in the first place?

    I don’t know it if it is true, but, I’m sad to say, I don”t consider the Russians a less reliable source than our own government.

    It looks to me like this is a case of Obama being out-maneuvered by Putin. That should be a given, though. A cold war master spy vs a community organizer with no leadership skills. How else would it play out?

    Remember when the US was respected by our enemies? Those were the days. When Qaddafi surrendered his Nuke program without even being asked to because he knew we meant business in Iraq?

    Now we are neither respected nor feared, and we have given them every reason to mock and attack us.

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