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zapparules

Member Since: September 24, 2012

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  • April 26, 2015 at 10:55am

    Did you think of that one all by yourself Proverbs?
    Or did someone else come up with the Hitler comparison before?

  • [-1] April 25, 2015 at 3:01pm

    RJJ
    Oh. So its your attempt at a childish joke (that made you giggle to yourself when you posted it – eh)?

  • [-8] April 25, 2015 at 11:33am

    kickagrandma
    Curious.
    Is it a “mistake” that some folks are never able to even be ‘exposed’ to the god of your beliefs?
    What of the hundreds of thousands if not millions of people throughout time who have never had even the opportunity to be ‘exposed’ to the god of your beliefs?
    Sorry but… The god of your beliefs has NOT made ‘himself’ known to all people. Most certainly not in the same way ‘he’ has made ‘himself’ known to you.
    Is that a ‘mistake’?
    (Of course not – right? Because the god of your belief does not make mistakes.)

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  • [-2] April 25, 2015 at 11:26am

    RJJ
    Is that your way of declaring your intolerance towards transgender folks?

  • April 24, 2015 at 8:56am

    SAVETHEUNION
    Are you enlisted? Are you going to enlist? Your children or loved ones?
    Are you going to help pay the financial cost?

    So you’d rather pay to kill others / attack a country that is not attacking us – instead of pay to help fellow Americans here who are dying – literally by the thousands each year – because of lack of access to basic healthcare.
    OK
    I see where your priorities are.

  • April 24, 2015 at 8:54am

    000degrees
    No. It is not that simple.
    Obesity is costing this country greatly – both financially and in many other negative ways.

    Do you take the same ‘its so simple’ approach with…
    Drug use?
    Education?
    The environment (So what if my neighbor or the business down the road is polluting OUR environment – right?)

    Yea. It’s all just so simple – when you look the other way.
    Until the ‘abuses’ by others smacks YOU right in the face.

  • April 24, 2015 at 8:51am

    and oh KennyDee…
    What do you think the financial cost would be for a permanent military presence in Iraq?
    how do you think the rest of America thinks about that idea?
    After consent attacks against our presence there… (and ongoing killings of Americans there)… How long until most Americans say: GET OUT!!!

  • April 24, 2015 at 8:48am

    KennyDee
    So you think we should have a permanent military presence in Iraq.
    Very interesting.
    You do realize we are (mostly) wanted in the Pacific region (and most other places we have such military presence) – right? And that the vast majority of Iraqis do NOT want us there.

    Wonderful how you totally attempt to disparage an entire race / culture.
    What ignorance on your part.

    “they are ALWAYS controlled by someone who takes their freedom from them in some way, whether through the Koran or the barrel of a gun.”
    And so you want US to do it through the barrel of a gun?
    GREAT!!!

    Were we showing weakness under / before Bush?
    That is such an utter bovine scatology argument. That ‘showing weakness’ allows / causes us to get hit.
    We are the world’s greatest military might – by far. And we ‘show’ that might over and over and over again. And where is it getting us?
    What do you propose we do to ‘show’ strength (even more)???
    Do we ‘kick-in’ EVERY door in the Middle East?

    So Germany and Japan were “pure evil”?
    Do you know anything about their cultures?
    I have been to Japan a couple times. Their history / their culture is anything but “pure evil”.

    So we should let local powers dictate if they want to feed our kids pure slop – eh?
    So how our kids are being ‘managed’ in our public entities is of no importance to us nationally?
    So if you live in a poor district… Too bad if your children are under-feed / don’t have access to a good education. MOVE!

    YES. MORE ‘gym’ IS a good idea!

  • April 24, 2015 at 8:37am

    lanceintx
    Who cares when thousands die – eh?
    Well that’s about all i need to know about you.
    And your failure to understand the impact such has on our nation is also more than enough one needs to know about you to realize you have little understanding of the complexities of such challenges – let alone even a basic awareness of such.

    Yes. Let’s see what happens over the next months / years with respect to Iran and the rest of the Middle East.
    Just what are YOU / Republicans / conservatives proposing we do???

  • April 24, 2015 at 8:32am

    makingout
    Additionally…

    I for one do not believe any 8 year old has any comprehension of Middle East issues / the Ukraine / bombing Syria. In fact for me… It is but a sad indicator of that household / those parents that their 8 year old – an eight year old!!! – would be so aware and concerned about such matters as to write such a letter. A very young child of that age should NOT be concerned with such matters.

    Go to your friends with kids that age and ask them what they know about such issues.

    So yes. I believe the parents USED their child to get THEIR positions out. Not sure they are (still) hiding behind such or… Have ‘come out’ as the true ‘authors’ of the letter. Because ONLY via that child’s parents did that child become ‘concerned’ with those matters. NO WAY 8 year-olds are being taught such in school – not yet at that age. And if the child is watching enough and the kind of television that is presenting that kind of information… Then that kid is watching the wrong programs.
    Talk about indoctrination!

    And let me be very clear on this.
    In NO WAY do I think “kids being concerned about world issues is a bad thing”.
    “kids” being… Young adults.
    8 year-olds though… THAT’S too young. 8 year-olds should NOT be concerning themselves with Middle East conflicts / the Ukraine conflict / BOMBING Syria / Sending troops anywhere!!!
    What kind of person believes an 8 year old should be concerned with those kinds of issues.
    Now concern for ketchup…
    YUP!

  • April 24, 2015 at 8:19am

    makingout
    Well thank you for responding.
    I’m sorry but I have to first offer that I think you need more ‘substance’ behind your positions.
    Like…
    You say Obama should have bombed Syria.
    OK
    Did you agree with him setting a ‘red line’? Did you agree with the red line set? (Use of poisons)
    What type – degree/length/targets of such a bombing campaign would you support?
    What do you think would actually be gained from such bombings?
    For a truly effective bombing campaign we need ‘boots on the ground’. Obviously you support the idea of more boots on the ground.
    How many? For how long? At what cost? (Financial and otherwise)
    Just how spread-out do you think our military can get

    ISIS – ISIS supporters / ‘sister’ groups are all over the world. From mid and northern Africa to the Middle East – to… Here in America!
    Do you actually believe military action (alone) will ‘defeat’ ISIS?

    Just to note… I for one do NOT believe we should have (or should) bomb Syria.
    Why? Well the reasons revolve mainly around the questions I posted to you. Since there are no good / definitive answers to such… I feel such an effort is but failed / doomed to fail.

    We DO have an obesity problem in this country. Ask almost any doctor.
    No one is seeking to starve anyone into skinny! Portion sizes DO have a big impact on weight gain.
    YES. We NEED ‘gym’ for our children. Just like we NEED music and other ‘courses’ that are being cut – often due to budget cuts (often brought about by Republicans)

  • April 24, 2015 at 8:02am

    makingout
    So what story / issue did you respond to that I didn’t get back to you on?
    Please identify.
    You’ve attempted to call me out on not responding so… I want to respond.
    Are you talking about the fleeing biker / TX cop story? Or maybe – more ‘importantly’ I would say – the 8 year old’s letter – regarding Middle East issues and the like.

    I am more than happy to respond makingout – I just want to know on which matters you want to engage on.
    Thank you

  • April 24, 2015 at 7:55am

    makingout
    Well let me look back at what you posted.
    It can be challenging to manage all these posts.

    And just to note…
    I don’t have a messiah. And if I did… ‘He’ most certainly would not be Obama.

  • April 24, 2015 at 7:52am

    RJJinGadsden
    Aww poor baby
    Did I get your Depends all in a bundle? Did I “wind you up’?

    I have never suggested that you or anyone else ‘needs my permission or approval’ to do ANYTHING. You obviously are confusing that with someone (me) who but seeks to challenge those I disagree with to try and find out WHY those I disagree with believe the way they do.
    I guess you’re just intimidated by such challenges.

    And now more and more you confirm that I am on target with my assessment of you and your inability / unwillingness to offer a definitive position (and the reasoning WHY behind such) on any of these matters.

    Please continue to JUST ‘take a side’ RJJ and remain unwilling / unable to give an actual, definitive statement of position (and WHY you hold that position) – and I’ll just keep calling you on it.
    And you see RJJ… It won’t even matter if you do not respond to my challenges because my posts on your comments will identify your failures AND… When you do not reply… That will just reinforce my contention that you are unable to support / define your positions.
    Its a win-win for me.

    It really is pretty sad though. Seeing you come here to a site like this for ‘like-minded support’. Not willing to challenge yourself.
    Oh well.

    And you really are obsessed with me – aren’t you? Perhaps that more than anything ‘bugs’ you. I have never seen another poster here reference me – when I am NOT directly in the thread – as you have.
    THANK YOU for giving me the added attention.

  • [-2] April 24, 2015 at 7:17am

    missiondweller
    The ignorance of your statement is remarkable.
    “liberals see no problem in letting tens of millions of illegal aliens working US jobs.”
    And just what do you base that contention on?
    I suppose your ignorance causes you to not realize that seeking alternatives to the un-achievable total securing of our border and the deportation of millions is NOT to be equated to ‘seeing no problem’.
    We have a HUGE illegal immigration problem in this country that REQUIRES far more than a failed belief that we can spend HUGE amounts of resources (financial and otherwise) TRYING to (better) secure our borders AND ’round-up’ and deport MILLIONS of people. Millions of people who happen to be having a VERY LARGE impact on our economy. An impact that unless carefully considered – if disrupted in a mismanaged way – could cause a HUGE negative economic impact on our nation.
    Food prices have indeed increased recently. Want to see (some of) them skyrocket? If so then go ahead with the ‘Nightmare Act’ idea of gathering-up and deporting MILLIONS of illegal immigrants.

    You know what also depresses wages?
    Greed at the top.
    The top now TAKING a greater and greater percentage of the available ‘pie’.
    Executives now taking compensation at rates 200 to 300 times what the avg worker gets. When just 2 to 3 decades ago that rate was 20 to 30.
    And just what have these executives achieved to warrant such EXTREME increases in pay?
    While the avg workers has indeed increased productivity – yet… ?

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  • [-7] April 24, 2015 at 6:55am

    Well Mr. Romney you can use the term “bribery” all you want but…. Unless you have some actual proof of such…

    Bottom line is ALL our politicians are Bought and Sold and many on the Right ‘support’ such via their support of Citizens United AND their failure to seek financial reform within politics.

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  • [-1] April 23, 2015 at 2:13pm

    Lots of questions in there RJJ
    Here. Let me pick out a couple here for you.

    What do you get out of posting here? (If nothing… Why waste your time?)
    and…
    Why do you seem so very hesitant – shall I say (OK. I won’t call you afraid) – to offer a definitive opinion on whatever matter is on hand?
    Or just… Do you think my assessment of you – you not being very forthcoming in giving a definitive position on potentially contentious issues – is at all accurate?
    If so or if not WHY?

    (This story doesn’t really lend itself to creating a topic worthy of much discussion. It was LE stopping an idiot drug-runner and then gaining much more from the stop than initially anticipated. Just a story. No real ‘issues’ involved.)

  • [3] April 23, 2015 at 2:05pm

    So RJJ… Are you willing to offer a definitive position on the legalization of marijuana?
    Legalize or keep criminalized?
    And WHY?

  • [-2] April 23, 2015 at 11:34am

    KennyDee
    Thanks
    That was (mostly) a well presented, respectful and I hope honest post.
    I actually share some of those same ‘feelings’.

    Key difference is… I WOULD LIKE to TRY and at least get a little ‘something something’ out of my time here. Far too much of my time IS ‘wasted’ here but… I DO get the occasional ‘enlightenment’ that makes most of it worthwhile.

    I go to go to.
    Take care

  • [-1] April 23, 2015 at 11:30am

    RJJ
    ‘Target’ ONLY in the sense of SOME focus of attention.

    Oh I have INDEED seen that you “will not allow you [me] to successfully control freak a conversation.”
    Like I said… You’ve been well-trained.
    You will NOT allow yourself to actually ‘take a stand’ on a position. (Other than the position of making personal attacks.)
    And you may well execute your training and not actually respond / offer a definitive position on a topic but… All that does is reinforce my contention that you simply ‘take a side’ while being unable or unwilling to ‘take a stand’.

    What are you so afraid of?
    This is an anonymous site? Is it your ‘buddies’ who you email with who may actually know who you are? Are you worried how they will view your actual positions on matters?
    WHY are you afraid to explain WHY you ‘take a certain side’?

    Seriously. Just what do you get out of posting here?
    What value is there in ‘chatting’ with others who hold the same or similar views – just further agreeing with you?
    What a waste of time.
    And speaking of wasting time…
    Take care – but…
    Until you ‘man up’ and give a definitive position I will continue to ‘target’ you.

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