There are many religions that believe in one God , the same God , prayer , is the method of personal communication with that God , and is nondenominational , and religion is the way groups of people chose to do that . Therefore in a prayer meeting each person communicates with God in their own way , therefore it is nondenominational , with all equal and welcome .
 May 14, 2015 at 11:09am
After inspection of your link , I believe you are correct , I knew of that hospital but I have never seen it . I had no idea we had so many mentally ill hospitalized on Long Island .
May 14, 2015 at 10:45am
I grew up in Huntington , I thought the same . In the late 60s I dated a nurse that worked there , she used to talk about how large the complex was , and how she didnt know how long she could continue her job , I had no idea . I also thought it was officially closed years earlier than 1996 .
 May 6, 2015 at 3:11am
Water shortage has been coming for years in California , caused by Progressive policies and misuse of resources . Antiquated water storage facilities have received little to no attention . Last year the state dumped billions of gallons into the sea , claiming contamination , realy ? , they dont have water purification facilities in California ! A report from 2009 ……
Whereas agriculture used to consume 80 percent of the state’s water supply, today 46 percent of captured and stored water goes to environmental purposes, such as rebuilding wetlands. Meanwhile 43 percent goes to farming and 11 percent to municipal uses.
— The Economist, October 2009
Is it just me or is this just insane , 43% of collected water goes to saving fish , and 11% for municipal use ! , and The Governor is going to create draconian regulations on the municipal use .
 May 1, 2015 at 1:37pm
3kW = 3000Watts / 110V house voltage = a 27 Amp supply current , and thats not a continual supply , thats a max . To put that in perspective , a toaster or hair dryer at 1100 Watts draws 10 amps , use both at the same time you almost exceed the output of the generating system . Now if you have a refrigerator running at 15 Amps on start up . you can start to see the problem . How about a microwave at 12 Amps ? When energy is currently so cheap and could remain that way , I am realy not ready to be camping at my home , on a daily basis , to satisfy some misinformed green energy fanatic!
 May 1, 2015 at 12:36pm
Ok here are realistic numbers from experience . Cost after all government subsides , that you are paying by the way , was $7500 . My electric bill in SC is an average about $120 a month over 12 months . The solar system cannot power my electric hot water heater , my oven , my dryer , or my heating system that supplies heat in the winter and air in the summer. So lets say that usage that solar cant replace is 50% of my bill , I think its much larger , but Ill use 50%. So out of my $120 bill , $60 can be replaced by solar . My initial cost of $7500 / $60 = 125 months to recoup my investment . Thats over ten years , I dont save a dime , and at that point the solar cells need to be replaced , and so do the batteries . Those are actual experience numbers , dont fall for the hype . In order to realize any serious gain , your commitment to saving energy must be 100% in every aspect of your home , and the cost is far greater than $7500.
 April 30, 2015 at 1:52pm
A little history , goes a long way . Back in the 60s was another huge push by the Communists to take control of our country . The pushback by the American people was so fierce , there were people standing trial for being a Communist . A side fact , Hollywood was right in the middle accusations of Communism . I am making this very brief ,please do your research . It became very uncomfortable to be a Communist , so many of them , changed their Party name to the Progressive Party , same exact ideology , just a much less controversial party name . The Communist Party and the Progressive Part were one in the same , for years , the two websites were cross linked , and the members list were the same people. In 1991 Bernie Sanders cofounded the Progressive Caucus in Washington . When Obama got elected and his socialist policies became under fire , and the people became more involved in researching all of our politicians , the 80 members of the Progressive Democrat Caucus became afraid again , as their membership , along with Independent Bernie Sanders , was listed on both the Communist Party USA , and The Progressive Party websites , and it was starting to circulate. What happened next , was the cross linking of the two websites was removed and the Communist Party USA , headquartered in New York City by the way , membership page was locked to the public. So is Bernie Sanders a Communist ? You tell me …
It should be as illegal to be a Socialist in America as it is to be a Communist. Things are changing and it won't be long before people will have to answer this question: "Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Democrat Party."
 April 21, 2015 at 4:30pm
I am not a privacy fanatic , but I do not like big brother in all my business . You guys need to understand that you dont have to use Google to be tracked by them . Google is present on every web page you visit . When you load the main page of the Blaze , there are 9 companies monitoring your actions , 3 of them are Google . That is a fact of life . I have given solutions to this problem in a post below this one.
 April 21, 2015 at 12:07pm
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 April 21, 2015 at 11:35am
This is good , I have used https://ixquick.com/ , for years to search , which uses Google without tracking ,and a plugin from a website called Blur that blocks all monitoring of my web activity . I go up to the Google site as explained . and it is blank and says , there has been no activity since 2006 .
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 April 14, 2015 at 5:40pm
I will only say this , a military fatigue uniform has rank , branch of the military , and unit patches , if he is infantry he has an infantry patch over his left pocket . Military issue fatigues without these patches do not constitute stolen valor uniform , just camo fatigues , no matter what BS stories the wearer was telling . In these videos I could not tell if these patches were present , it didnt look like they were .
I'm sure this guy just wanted some attention, probably a few "thanks for your service" comments, attention from girls, and perhaps a free drink or two. Without trying to get money or other *tangible* benefit by use of one of a few specific medals or badges (not just the uniform) it's not really a case of "stolen valor." People who care about the difference really should look up and read the Stolen Valor Act of 2013.
BTW, "fatigues" are a Vietnam era uniform and haven't been around since the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) replaced them in the 1980s. This fellow was wearing what replaced the BDU, the Army Combat Uniform (ACU), and was doing it poorly. He was wearing a unit patch, the U.S. ARMY patch, and an American flag patch.
Fakers wearing a combat uniform even though they've never served is nothing new but I don't get a few things:
One, why do fakers so often flip up the collar? That's usually only done when wearing armor (flack vest w/ plates or simple plate carriers).
Two, his US flag is in the middle of the velcro on his right arm and it is always supposed to be worn on the pocket flap at the top. How do fakers mess this one up? It's too easy to get right. Search out the regs online, dummies!
Three, he could simply be a PVT and wear no insignia but if he were serving he *would* have to wear his name on his right side - whether he was out for a quick bite on the way home or not.
Four, where's his t-shirt? The ACU blouse will rub you raw without a shirt on underneath it - AND nobody wears ACU top w/o a shirt. Maybe that's why he flipped up his collar.
Five, this is one of his most egregious errors IMHO, he *is* wearing the "U.S. ARMY" patch on his left, on the chest. It's in the right place BUT if you're not a service member then that's the ONE patch you really *should* take off - and take off the flag while you're at it!
Not sure I agree with either of you. No, wearing cammies alone (BDU, ACU, or what I wore as a Marine in the 90's, plain old woodlands) does not constitute stolen valor. Wearing any insignia, even improperly, goes closer toward the line, but still not stolen valor. However, (in my opinion) wearing anything I just described in CONJUNCTION WITH telling people you served, does. In my opinion, wearing civies and claiming you served does, when you are out lying about your service. Also, being a POG and claiming to have been in combat does, but in a more serious way. These turds who never served are just idiots. Someone who served and falsely claims to have been in combat is a dishonorable f**kstick who doesn't deserve to wear the uniform.
[-3] April 13, 2015 at 5:09pm
There are only two “Days” that would not require a guess between months , (May) 19 and (June) 18 . Since at first they didnt know … The May line is not the answer … The answer is June 18th ….
 April 10, 2015 at 12:59pm
These are political solutions , avoiding the real problems . How about passing a flat tax for business and personal . with a provision for low income on personal side , and replacing Obamacare with real solutions , that solve our healthcare problems , not just make more money for Washington to spend . This will remove 90% of the IRS , and most of the lobbyists from Washington . Then we should work on a balanced budget amendment , to stop the borrowing . Amazing how only three solutions solve 90% of this countries problems . No it wont be easy , and it wont happen overnight but thats why these elected officials get paid so much , in our government .
 April 10, 2015 at 1:31am
We know that El Niño , the minor warming current in the Pacific occurring every 3 to 7 years , make major changes in our weather . We also know that the massive solar farms in the mid west , erected over the last few years ,are heating huge columns of air to altitudes of 1500 ft , hot enough to fry birds in flight . Is it only me , who wonders if these massive solar farms , are causing the severe weather changes and storms , we have experienced over the last few years ?
There are a several solar power generating facilities in our southwestern deserts, none in the mid-west. Your assertion that birds can be fried in flight are true, but only when they enter the zone of focused sunlight near the collecting head. This does not involve large columns of hot air above such facilities. Nor are there enough to have any effect on climate.
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 April 8, 2015 at 7:18pm
I think after reading the comments here , that for those of you that have not experienced battle , to understand there is nothing funny getting shot at .Their cavalier laughter and comments only show that they have not yet come to the realization of the horror of what they signed up for . They are not playing video games , or paintball , or a hunting party , the enemy has only one mission , to kill you . Enemy fire will kill you and their is no , reset , or do over . Only when they experience , and they will , having to bring to the first aid tent , half of their friend , after he stepped on a mine , or your best friend dies in your arms crying he doesnt want to die , and leave his wife and kids , will they finally realize the gravity of the decision they have made.
 April 8, 2015 at 1:25pm
I am a Vietnam Vet 67-68 , I respect these guys for walking the walk , and not just talking the talk . However I am afraid they may have more guts than smarts . They are not military therefore cannot expect support from US forces in the area . Also US forces have no idea where they are , and they could very easily take friendly fire from our troops . They have created this very awkward situation , for both the military , and our government . They are American , and if captured or if they create some international incident in their endeavors , the US is not officially responsible for their actions and or safety. I respect their honor and guts , but not necessarily their right to take this action .
Thanks for your service, Topcat.
I agree with you completely.
 March 27, 2015 at 5:26pm
Correct me if I am wrong , but if he gets court marshaled , he can throw away that high priced lawyer he has been taking advise from , and replace him with a military lawyer . Only a civilian lawyer that has not served would come up with such a ridiculous reason to desert . This defense would have already been presented to the general deciding whether to charge him , and that decision has already been made. If he had walked to the next command outpost and presented them with that story , they would have arrested him on the spot , and he would have already been court marshaled.
 March 25, 2015 at 3:07pm
Back in the days , in Vietnam , when the military was run by the military and not politicians , the military code of justice said , if found guilty of desertion in a war zone , the penalty is death . He deserted his post , put his fellow unit members in danger , and joined the enemy , thats desertion and it very clear .
March 16, 2015 at 2:35pm
How the United States Immigration System Works: A Fact Sheet from The American Immigration Council
This is a must view website …. Why do we need to bring in , contrary to law , unorganized , unrecorded , millions of illegal immigrants , when we legally provide for organized entry for more than 675,000 a year . http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/how-united-states-immigration-system-works-fact-sheet
U.S. immigration law is very complex, and there is much confusion as to how it works. The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), the body of law governing current immigration policy, provides for an annual worldwide limit of 675,000 permanent immigrants, with certain exceptions for close family members. Congress and the President determine a separate number for refugee admissions. Immigration to the United States is based upon the following principles: the reunification of families, admitting immigrants with skills that are valuable to the U.S. economy, protecting refugees, and promoting diversity. This fact sheet provides basic information about how the U.S. legal immigration system is designed.
March 11, 2015 at 1:25pm
I think the hand on the far right of the picture , is far more unusual than the supposed head . First its seems to be too large for the baby its supposed to belong to . Second it would seem to be too far away from the baby to come straight out of the water at that almost vertical angle . Then I ask would a baby be able to make the perfect peace sign at that age ? Look at the boy in the front he only has one finger up …. Just thinking ….