User Profile: WaterTheTree

WaterTheTree

Member Since: June 27, 2012

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  • September 5, 2014 at 2:09pm

    Blaze writer, remove the (sic) from “its”. The usage is correct, no apostrophe for the posessive pronoun.

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  • September 2, 2013 at 1:19pm

    Part Three – Freedom of Association

    Whether homosexual behavior is a sin or not, we are all endowed by God with the right of association. We can choose to gather together whomever we choose. We can also refuse to associate with whomever we choose. I can refuse to associate with a person because he combs his hair funny or because he voted for someone I don’t care for. I can associate based on my own set of ideals and beliefs.

    I can not be forced by the federal government to not associate with those I please, or to refuse to associate with those who I do not wish to associate. “Congress shall make no law”

    My choices of association may displease those around me, but they are still my choices. They may be socially unacceptable, but they are not illegal.

    And my choices may come with consequences from those I displease, for instance them deciding to not come to my business or them encouraging others to not come to my business.

    I have rights, but those rights come with consequences that I may not like, like losing business.

    But no one has the right to intimidate others. Hold back business and encourage others to do the same if you want, but no one has the right to create social change through intimidation.

  • September 2, 2013 at 12:31pm

    Adding my thoughts and opinions… though plenty of people have already posted.

    First, the nature of sin:

    1 – We are all God’s children and worthy of dignity and the rights given to all of mankind
    2 – God gave each of us our own set of biologically-driven impulses, some of which are harmful to others, some of which are beneficial to others, and some which
    3 – Impulses themselves are not sins
    4 – All of us choose to give in to impulses from time to time, making us less than we might be. We are all sinners.
    5 – Sometimes we refuse to accept responsibility for the consequences of giving in to impulses, even those that harm others and our relationship with God. When we do that, we are unrepentant.
    6 – We might even give our entire lives over to those impulses, even when we recognize the damage it causes to ourselves, others, and our relationship with God. When we do that, completely giving away our responsibility for our own behaviors, we are wicked.
    7 – ANY human behavior can reach the point of wickedness if it takes over your life: over eating, reading poetry, washing your hands, taking drugs, abusing your spouse, watching baseball…. anything

    Next, sin and homosexuality —

    uh… out of space… look for part to as a response to this post

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  • April 26, 2013 at 9:30pm

    Might lead to some very unpleasant consequences. One smartazz decided to get vanity plates for his car that read “NO TAGS”. The first time he was pulled over for a minor traffic violation, the officer recorded the licese plate number “NO TAGS”. So his minor traffic violation got very messy very fast.

    Of course, nothing could possibly go wrong with your plan….

  • March 19, 2013 at 11:09pm

    What the paid progressive trolls that come to this site don’t realize is that most of us aren’t that fond of Bush either. Both saw a bigger and more controlling goverment as the solution to problems. They were both willing to sacrifice the principles of individual responsibility and self-determination for political purposes.

    No, we are not Bush worshipers, but it’s clear that the trolls think we are. They hate Bush with an unreasoned passion, so they assume we love him the way they love Obama.

  • March 19, 2013 at 9:33pm

    If NK sailed a nuke in a ship to the US, put it on a truck and drive it close to American troops stationed in SK, or somehow got a missile to reach US soil, I doubt that our current president would respond in kind. We’d probably have a prolonged air war, heavy on the cruise missiles and UAV’s until there is no identifiable central government or concentration of miliatry. Then, I pray that our current president has the good sense to not try to rebuild the country, just leave the doors wide open for the neighbors to move in.

  • March 13, 2013 at 7:21pm

    Well, FEMA camps do exist, but maybe not evil plans to forcebly detain troublemakers for reeducation. After Katrina, it was pretty obvious that FEMA couldn’t relocate the inhabitants of a major city very efficiently, so they established pre-determined “camps”.

    Of course, even if the “camps” were built for fairly benign purposes, it doesn’t keep them from being used by [insert evil power here] as prision camps for troublemakers.

  • March 6, 2013 at 7:48pm

    Yes, Blaze, *PLEASE* hire a copy editor. Poor grammar does not reflect well on such an important resource.

  • February 18, 2013 at 7:22pm

    I may not agree with the over-the-top presentation, but he is absolutely right that quantum mechanics is completly contrary to everything we learn about how the real world works.

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  • February 10, 2013 at 9:00pm

    Dang, and I was just about to adopt the five pointed star as a symbol of freedom. Maybe I’ll have to settle for some lefover symbol discarded by the Hitttites or Thules.

  • February 10, 2013 at 5:12pm

    wouldn’t “functional equivalent” include all US airports too? And 100 mile perimeter around each, of course.

  • February 6, 2013 at 9:19pm

    I encourage my fellow posters to work on their spelling too. It helps understanding and is essential for computerized translation. But even more importantly, using non-standard spelling and grammar makes it too easy for the narrow minded trolls to dismiss serious posters. I might not be perfect, especially when I’m trying to type a reply on my smartphone, but it doesn’t take much to learn the correct use of their, there, and they’re.

    And I will add my voice to the call for the Blaze to get a copy editor for their writing staff. While we can tolerate non-standard grammar in the replies, it’s absolutely essential for the stories (and headlines) to be polished and professional.

    (Full disclosure — I’m a working journalist and former copy editor.)

  • February 3, 2013 at 5:53pm

    The sad failure of the Republican party is that they have believed for over 20 years that the way to get the “middle” voters is to change policies and become more like the Democrats. Instead, they should learn how to communicate conservatism so that they middle agrees with them.

    But, then, it’s much harder to educate the disintrested than to pander to them.

  • February 3, 2013 at 3:13pm

    How long until we hear that the dead kid “was just beginning to turn his life around”?

  • February 3, 2013 at 10:28am

    In post-civil war society, “40 acres and a mule” was effectively what was needed for any man to support a family through the sweat of his own brow. It wasn’t a demand for an easy, labor-free life, just the ability to make something of yourself from your own work.

    The modern equivalent would be a high school education. With that, in our society, you can make something of yourself if you work at it. We have now had universal public education for two generations. Everyone has had their “40 acres and a mule”, and then some.

    Whose fault is it if someone is given the means for their own success and then they reject it?

  • February 3, 2013 at 10:23am

    Allow me to suggest a minor modification to the plan:

    Because the solution is abhorrent to the majority of citizens, have a shill who you claim represents the majority of the people involved claim that the people demand the plan to be implemented. Then use the sycophants in the mass media to claim that this is what the vast majority of the people want, and that anyone who disagrees with the plan is either stupid or evil.

  • January 27, 2013 at 11:27pm

    Throughout history, almost every revolution was made of three smaller revolutions. The first is where the useful idiots overthrow the established power, the scond is where evil forces take control from the useful idiots. Egypt has already experienced those two and now it’s time for the third, when the remnants of the usuful idiots realize that they’ve been betrayed join forces with the old guard and try to overturn the evil forces. That last revolution by “counter revolutionaries typically fails because the evil forces are usually a lot more ruthless than the original established power.

    Expect the protests to be crushed very quickly and the ringleaders made examples of.

  • January 18, 2013 at 6:00pm

    “No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer!”

    Except police, it seems.

  • January 8, 2013 at 6:15pm

    Wow, the trolls are out in force today!

    Guess this means that the Dream Lab is something that Communists will hate?

  • January 6, 2013 at 9:39pm

    When will the world actualy read “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and discover that Tom was not a sellout to the race, but allowed himself to be beaten to death in order to help a pair of his fellow slaves escape? Tom was upright and honest, hard working, and refused to be depenent when he could take care of himself.

    I acknowlege that it’s been used as an insult for so long by race baiters that I would not use the term because it would likely be taken poorly, but being called an “Uncle Tom” *SHOULD* be high praise for being a man of virtue and principle.

    As for Colbert, he has proven himself to be petty, angry, unprincipled, abusive, insulting, and complety unsuitable for polite company.

    Thanks KHP for standing up for virtue!

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