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Topcat

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  • [-1] January 26, 2015 at 3:34pm

    As I see it all religions in this country worship one God. He may be called by other names , but still one God. So except for the atheist in this world we are all united under one God , no matter what he is called. Jesus is referred to differently or not at all in many religions , but the one God is the same .

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  • [5] January 26, 2015 at 2:31pm

    I was a big kid , building hotrod cars and racing boats , then I went to Vietnam . It didnt take me five minutes to realize , my time there was going to be no game . I went commercial airline and we took small arms fire getting off the plane . The judgements you have made are based on you never having experienced the battlefield , and I hope you never have to . Writing home to the family was always hard , you didnt want to worry them , and when things got ruff , you didnt have time and when it slowed up it took you a long time to come down from the hours of adrenalin rush . All you wanted to do clear your mind . In the midst of battle you are forced to make decisions that second , right or wrong , and sometimes you live with those decisions the rest of your life . Fighting a war is not a video game , every time you are shot it hurts , and when you are dead it permanent . The History Channel a couple of years ago did a special , it was well done , the 10 years of Vietnam . I suggest you watch it in its entirety , then see if you feel the same way when its through . I was there from Oct 1967 to Nov 1968 . To those in the states , Vietnam was an advisory and police action , to those in country the fighting was real , the same can be said for the Middle East War . You can find the History Channel Special here on you tube , it is also on Netflix .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9jpgLRuf3o&list=PL5CFDF24A6CB53CD6

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  • [1] January 26, 2015 at 1:27pm

    In the movie we looked through the eyes of one soldier , to see what all our veterans face daily in the Middle East , some worse some more. It is very hard for Americans to accept that in other parts of the world , children and women are an integral part of the fighting enemy . The American public realy doesnt want to see or know the horrors of the battle field , so to try and convey that experience , requires a delicate balance of reality and inference . Ask your parents and grandparents how they felt when the news carried selected pictures of Vietnam , that were more graphic than they were used to in the late 60s early 70s , but didnt even show the atrocities of the reality of war .

  • [7] January 26, 2015 at 12:25pm

    There was never a war ever fought , that wasnt started by corrupt, greedy , and childish actions of politicians. While they continuously blame others for their actions , and sit in there plush homes with many armed security , to look after their families safety , our young sons , daughters , husbands and mothers step up to fight that war in far away places , to keep their family and country safe from the ravages of war , at home. These reasons are true on both sides of the war . I think all people are anti war , but those who step up to protect their families and country , know exactly why they are in the battle , and are willing to die for their family and country safety , and it has nothing to do with politics. Can our politicians , who put them there , say the same ?

  • January 20, 2015 at 8:49pm

    If you look at the torn page , I can be fairly sure the date says 1840 something . So if it was not his prior to 184- and the Bible was given to Sam Houston , by someone from the Texas Supreme Court , or even if it was given by a local hooker in 184- , does it not belong to him from that point forward ? So any analysis of the torn page , can not prove or disprove , that it belonged to Sam Houston . So whats the point , why would its authenticity be in question , in the first place . Its now a matter of tradition in Texas , and does it realy matter any longer , whether its Houstons or not , its realy a pretty sad state of affairs . (Pun)

  • January 19, 2015 at 1:03pm

    @HabanaJoe
    The atrocities you speak of are human faults not Gods . He has given man free will , and a set of rules to live by (in the Christian bible the ten commandments ) , all religions have a similar set of rules. They are not religious rules they are society rules . If all of society followed these rules the world would be a perfect place. Try reading the 10 Commandments , from an atheist point of view with an open mind , you will see they are not religious rules but that of a perfect society . Its up to humans to follow them , or not . We are responsible for our own destiny , God gives us the strength to try and follow them .

  • [1] January 19, 2015 at 12:40pm

    You are entitled to your beliefs , but I ask you this .. You have reached a dead low in your life , or a life threatening situation , or fear has overpowered your thinking , you are alone , no one can help you … Who will you turn to for the strength to overcome your situation , and return your life to normal , or will you just give up .

  • January 19, 2015 at 12:29pm

    @J-Mo
    The depth at which you speak , is why I fear for the future of this country . The saying originates in the first and second world war , but its a true statement to every battle hardened Veteran . In Vietnam and I think in the Middle East , fighting from foxholes was not the method of fighting , but the saying , not literally , means the same . If you dont have the experience , you wont understand the connection .

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  • [3] January 19, 2015 at 12:12pm

    God doesnt fight your battles for you , he gives you the strength and courage , when you want to give up or turn and run , to be victorious in your battle , whatever that battle may be .

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  • [3] January 19, 2015 at 11:50am

    Its obvious that these “higherups” and Mr Weinstein , have never been in an up close and personal , kill or be killed situation on the battle field . Or been been pinned down in an intense firefight , where the enemy has overwhelming numbers . If they were , they would not be taking the stand they are , and would know why the saying ” there are no atheists in the foxholes ” has been on the lips of every war time Veteran , and that their is no separation of God and the military ..

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  • [52] January 5, 2015 at 7:34pm

    His statement is , Progressive 101 , Obama does it on a daily basis . Any disrespect was meant entirely and only toward De Blasio , not anyone else. Saying it shows disrespect for the officers and the people of the city , implies he was not the focal point and had no blame . Man up DeBlasio and take responsibility for you actions that got them shot in the first place.

  • [12] December 21, 2014 at 2:04pm

    A predication by Paul Harvey in 1965 , when I was a teen and oblivious to the world around me . You must listen to this carefully , it was true then and even truer today !
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Az0okaHig

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  • [1] December 21, 2014 at 12:51pm

    If you follow the youtube link , and view it on their site , you will see the video was Uploaded on Sep 29, 2006 . So the video may have been linked by the hackers , it was not currently developed by them . Just an observation , to keep everyone on the same page .

  • [12] December 18, 2014 at 5:33pm

    Maybe if we had a different president , we wouldnt need a fence at at all . 43 presidents and now we need to raise the fence , I dont think its a Secret Service problem .

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  • [2] December 17, 2014 at 11:54am

    I guess she is seeing first hand , the results of her husbands education policies . How many people in the country dont know who she is , when not in front of the camera , how about the number who knows who the VP is ? and on and on …
    And What Was She Doing in Target anyway ! Slumming it I guess , with the rest of us peons ….

  • [-1] December 15, 2014 at 3:23pm

    Read your own definition of the first Amendment again . Leaving religion out of the picture for the moment , being gay is not a race , nor is it a religion , so where does the Constitution or the Bill of Rights , say gays have the right to ask for any freedoms different from the rest of us . Being gay is a state of mind or a psychological issue , therefor not eligible to any other rights than they have always had . What the first Amendment does do however is establish religion , any religion , as a basis for a collection of laws for society to live by . The Christian religion has the ten commandments , the Jews , a bit more complicated have 613 . All religions have some set of rules , that if read carefully are not necessarily religious in nature , but are definitely inspired . If all were followed the resulting society would be stable and peaceful . In all of life as we know it , animal and plant life is delicately balanced and procreated by a male and a female of the species . Religion therefore warns in its scriptures universally , that any variance from this delicate balance of nature , if left unchecked , will degrade a stable and peaceful society . This has been noted in ancient text from the very beginning of man , and still holds true today .

  • [1] December 15, 2014 at 1:52pm

    It is possible to be Heterosexual and find people of the same sex attractive . What make a person gay is the interaction and or a relationship of two or more people of the same sex . So to claim to be gay and celibate is an oxymoron , and ridiculous at best . Kind of like the views of Nancy Pelosi on abortion and her claim to be a devout Catholic .

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  • December 15, 2014 at 1:07pm

    Eric Garner died in the ambulance going to the hospital from Cardiac Arrest , so I guess he was breathing at the scene . Was the police handling of the situation over the top , for the crime , and should it have been handled better , maybe but it was not murder .

  • [15] September 28, 2014 at 12:10pm

    Having been in the thick of it in 67 – 68 TeT offensive in Nam , I saw some pretty impressive air strikes . I am not impressed with this video one bit . In Obamas own words , its a pin ***** in what should be a massive offensive , to put an end to ISIS once and for all . You need troops to move them into the open , and air strikes to take them out , push them all the way to the sea and finish them .

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  • [11] September 27, 2014 at 4:30pm

    So we pay our military about $1.50 an hour more than the Federal Minimum wage , and since our military is paid a fixed amount monthly , hours dont count . When fast food workers are willing to live in the war zone and take a bullet for the country his or her family lives in , then I will consider paying them equal pay to the military , who has always been grossly underpaid , with little to no complaints .

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