User Profile: zapparules


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  • October 31, 2014 at 12:40pm

    Care to expound on how / why it is that you TRY to equate the idea of “gender neutral” with that of FULL EQUALITY for ALL?
    Other than the ‘physical’ roles a male or female CAN ‘play’ in the creation of life… What OTHER roles in relationships, family, society do YOU (or your god) see as gender specific?
    “a doctrine of demons within itself”
    Ohhhhhh That sounds scary. (Well. It is Halloween after all.)

    Tell me SLEAZY…
    Do you perhaps do more than just ‘convey the truth’?
    I don’t wan’t to assign ‘fault’ to you if it is not the case but… Do you support (or out right seek) any ‘policy’ that does anything but recognize FULL EQUALITY for homosexuals? If so then… You are NOT just speaking the truth and indeed are NOT ‘acting in the interest of all homosexuals by [just] conveying the truth about that lifestyle’.

  • October 31, 2014 at 12:17pm

    What’s the point of your post / link about how other countries view homosexuality?
    It’s wonderful that you offer such a link to that kind of ‘information’ – but… What matters more is… YOUR take on such.
    Do you offer that information because you believe the U.S. should be more like those countries that do NOT find homosexuality morally acceptable? Did you actually look at the list? Do you really want the U.S. to be more like Ghana, Egypt, Palestinian territory, Kenya?

  • October 31, 2014 at 12:07pm

    Obviously you don’t realize that homosexuality is NOT like adultery or pedophilia because the latter two result in direct harm to others.
    Please identify the ‘harm’ of same sex love.

  • October 31, 2014 at 12:03pm

    Yes. I judge you. I do the judging.
    I don’t pretend to know how some god supposedly judges you. Nor do I pretend to know the”spirit behind those who condemned and crucified Christ” – and then TRY and assign that “spirit” onto you.

    “the truth is the truth”
    It is YOUR truth – that much is true.

    “the forces behind the falsehoods you have bought into”
    Please feel free to identify the “forces” that have given me life and all my life experiences – because THAT is what I have bought into. The only falsehood you CAN battle is your belief that you know the forces that have shaped (continue to shape) my life.
    I always TRY to look at life with eyes WIDE open – and at least in the case of ‘seeing’ you… I do not like what I see.
    Because I see a person who condemns others – and does so behind the veil of a personal interpretation of supposedly knowing some god’s intent. And it’s perhaps not so much the condemnation that I dislike as it is the ‘hiding’ behind a supposed god ‘knowledge’ and USING that as justification for harmful ‘policy’.

    I certainly am not – nor will I ever profess to be – some religious/god ‘scholar’. What I do know though is what I have been taught and experienced in MY life – and LOTS of what I have learned and experienced has had ‘god-related content’ associated with it. YET… In no way can I conceive of having the gall to condemn another for what I – I believe – is their natural state of being. (And a state of being based on love to boot.)

  • [1] October 30, 2014 at 11:59am

    WHY would Cook’s announcing he was gay stop him from being fired?
    (You did read the article – right? Where Cook identified that “there are “laws on the books” that allow for employers to terminate people based on sexual orientation or to evict tenants on the same basis.”
    And so again… WHY would Cook’s announcing he was gay stop him from being fired?

    “Lets say he had donated $1000 to defeat prop 8 … Would anyone be calling for his firing?”
    Oh… I’m sure there would be some doing just that.

    Gay Privilege huh?
    Good one.
    Go ask the young adult who is just coming to grips with his / her ‘differing’ sexual orientation – and almost certainly having to deal with LOTS of attacks and ridicule because of such (Some time so much so that they are driven to suicide) – go ask those folks about Gay Privilege.
    Go ask someone of a committed same-sex couple who may have their loved one in a hospital and yet they are not afforded the same rights as hetero committed couples who may have to deal with such difficult challenges…
    Ask them about Gay Privilege.

  • [-4] October 30, 2014 at 11:50am

    If Adam WAS perfect… Then how come he ‘failed’.
    So one “little ol’ incident in the Garden changed” EVERYTHING for the rest of mankind – ???
    Nice work god

  • October 30, 2014 at 11:48am

    Apparently many on the Right do care. Otherwise why would they fight so hard to deny some other Americans / humans the same rights they get to enjoy?

  • [-6] October 30, 2014 at 11:43am

    AMEN Brother SLEAZY
    Lay out your righteousness upon the sinner Cook. Lay your interpretation of your god’s judgement upon thy sinner.

    Did not (your) god create all?
    Then did ‘He’ not create / allow for such “evil”?
    (Nice work god)

    Tell you what SLEAZY…
    I would take ten of Cook’s “evil” to one of your supposed “good”.

    Yes. I do believe the love and tolerance I have in my heart (for the gays I personally know) – are ‘traits’ far more ‘worthy’ than your damning judgment and intolerance.

  • [-12] October 30, 2014 at 11:32am

    SLEAZY is out!
    So SLEAZY… Please explain your reasoning behind why you believe voyeurism WILL HAVE TO give way to something more sinister. (And before anyone jumps on me about the “voyeurism” in this particular case… This is already very “sinister” “voyeurism” – more (worse) than just “voyeurism” actually.)
    SLEAZY… When you write that voyeurism “will have to give way” – do you mean… Always? Occasionally? Rarely?
    And just what type / degree of voyeurism are you talking about? Like this already very serious trespassing and “voyeurism”? Or how about the voyeurism recently reported-on towards the woman who filmed herself walking the streets of NY – revealing how she was subjected to over 100 incidences of obvious voyeurism?
    Or maybe you are talking about pornographic voyeurism?
    Based on how I hear many men talk… Many seem to be in a constant state of voyeurism.

    Interesting that some god supposedly created / allowed sin to be just like an addictive drug. ‘He’ could have made sin be repulsive to ALL – but instead ‘He’ made it / allows for it to be but a strong craving of some.
    Nice work god.

    And just to note SLEAZY… Not all drugs require ever-increasing / stronger doses to ‘do the job’.

    Just WHO is raising this generation you speak of? Is a WHOLE generation predators and perverts? Some? A few?
    And what defines a “liberal society”?
    And just how do you know such “things” were not more common BEFORE now? What do you base your contention of such on?

  • October 30, 2014 at 7:15am

    I consider no man a messiah.

    Obama’s policies may – in essence – be on the ballot – but his name is not.

    Frankly… I don’t really care if the Repubs take control. If they do… It will only go to further reveal their do nothing / total anti-Obama agenda.
    They – AND so many of the Democrats – are FAILED ‘leaders’.

    This country (and the globe) has SERIOUS challenges and yet our political ‘leaders’ – and the ‘system’ they all are abusing – are failing us terribly. And not only are our political leaders failing us but so to are so many of our ‘leaders’ of industry – who are focused on short-term profit margins and their individual greed.

    You’ve got a faction of extreme right ‘leaders’ who believe compromise is a bad thing – and then you have those on the left who act as if incompetency is something to be valued.

  • [-5] October 30, 2014 at 6:51am

    Well be prepared to be disappointed some more.
    This story is just about more of the same.

    Rep. Mulvaney: “One of our frustrations is that we’ve never told folks what we stand for.”
    Because many of you simply ‘stand for’ being against anything and everything the president does.

    And apparently you STILL are not (and will not) actually offer what you stand for. (Not just what you stand against.)
    Same old. Same old.
    “force the Obama administration to defend some of its most unpopular policies”
    Great. He/it will CONTINUE to do just that and NOTHING the GOP brings forward will pass.

    Repeal the 2010 health care law? Been there – Tried that. Like 40 times.
    Hey. Why not give it one more shot? Or 40 more.
    It’s NOT going away.

    “increase border security without any legislative sweeteners like increases in visas for high-tech workers or allowing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.”
    Way to continue to try and lose the Latino vote. (Please. Speak up now GOP BEFORE the Tuesday vote so Latinos hear this ‘plan’ loud and clear.)

    “create work requirements for welfare recipients”

    “force Obama to veto the Keystone XL pipeline”
    He won’t. Obama WILL cave on this.

    “conservatives want to keep the bills “pure” rather than make deals with Democrats.”
    Ohhhhhh… Can’t have compromise in govt – can we now? That evil word: COMPROMISE

    And then when a Democrat (Hillary perhaps – unfortunately) wins in 2016…

    Just f n great

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  • October 30, 2014 at 1:01am

    NO barber2 – Only Mr. Far Left did NOT come up with this logic.
    MANY scientific and medical and other similar experts have ‘come up’ with this logic.

    Please – if you can – identify even ONE expert that refutes such a position. The position that offers that… One – if not THE most important thing to do to protect us here is to address this threat at its source. Please cite ANY expert who has said it is NOT critical to address this threat at its source. (And sorry but… Gov Christy does not count as an expert in this area.)

  • October 30, 2014 at 12:55am

    Who has said there is nothing to worry about?

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  • October 30, 2014 at 12:54am

    Identify what doctorS have been diagnosed with Ebola AND who have THEN ignored (self) quarantine measures?

    Guess what? You won’t be able to identify any such doctors because there are NONE! You just made that up.
    If any doctor – or anyone for that matter – is DIAGNOSED WITH Ebola… There is no self-quarantine at that point. There is actual – and NECESSARY FULL quarantine.

    And then AvengerK… If you can – but guess what again? I know you can’t so… If you CARE to TRY… Please explain – using scientific / medical fact – how ANY Americans are put at risk of Ebola infection from someone who is NOT (yet) showing signs of the infection.

    You do know that the virus is ONLY transmittable AFTER signs of the illness are present – yes? And so… Which of these heroes – and yes, they are heroes yet you disgustingly mock them – had actually shown signs of having the illness – yet STILL went against any self or forced quarantine?

    I am sure I have asked others – if not you yourself AvengerK – please cite ANY ‘expert’ that is saying a pre-showing-of-the-sickness quarantine is scientifically / medically warranted.

    NO – that is not Obama’s and MOST others’ argument in a nut shell. Whereas your position is based on make-believe… The no quarantine policy is based on fact.

    And then AvengerK… When you’re done here mocking these heroes and lying about them and making stuff up about the virus… Maybe then you can check out my responses to your CDSs/CDOs posts

  • October 30, 2014 at 12:20am

    and then also AvengerK…
    (and I really don’t even want to continue this since you show such disrespect and childishness – and continually lie about me – but…)

    It was not Dodd or Frank or Obama – of Fannie or Freddie that ‘forced’ the TBTFs to extend themselves so IMMENSELY (via CDSs and CDOs) – NO… It was capitalistic GREED that did that. It was these already mega-millionaires just wanting more and more and more. THEY – NOT the govt created the massive (realized) threat.

    Did govt fail to limit?

    And maybe you can also comment on how you (perhaps?) – who wants ‘smaller’ govt – address how such smaller govt is supposed to have the resources to oversea and regulate these massive TBTFs and their MEGA-Trillion dollar schemes. (I mean financial tools)
    I am certain you have railed against ‘the authority of govt’ – yet here you are complaining that govt did get (enough of) the authority (or as you put it: “scrutiny”) it needed (supposedly because of Dodd and Frank – and that IS partially true) – however… You want smaller govt – and never trust govt to properly oversee and regulate (scrutinize) ANYTHING – EXCEPT, I am to assume, in this case – ???

    Should we not NOW ‘scrutinize’ the still – if not larger – threats to our national and global financial security?
    If so… What do YOU propose be done AvengerK?
    Should the TBTFs be broken-up?
    Should more resources and $ be given so whichever agencies can better oversee and regulate – scrutinize – these institutions?

  • October 30, 2014 at 12:03am

    While I sincerely ‘applaud’ you for actually giving some detail – finally. I refuse to get into this VERY complex matter regarding the 2008 financial collapse because… Well because of a couple reasons.
    1) You and I almost certainly have two very different views as to what caused the collapse. I am more than willing to acknowledge that most all our political leaders failed – and failed miserably – and CONTINUE to do so – in addressing this (ongoing) MASSIVE risk to global financial stability. But I get the sense you will simply give a pass to the corporate greed that I believe is the underlying cause of the collapse.

    If you comment further on one thing – comment on this.
    You do know that the entire national mortgage market value was/is somewhere between 10 and 16 Trillions dollars. Yes – you aware of such???
    Do you also know that the CDOs and CDSs that the TBTFs were “gaming” with – in essence, TBTFs playing with one of our nation’s most critical assets… The total ‘value’ the TBTFs created (pretty much out of thin air) has been valued at 75 Trillion if not MUCH more. (Don’t know how much more because the TBTFs won’t let anyone know such.
    And so… What should have been a manageable downturn in the mortgage market became a MUCH BIGGER (again – realized) threat to these TBTFs (and the global economy) because THEY – NOT the govt – ‘invented’ far FAR too much value “gaming” the CDS/CDO markets.

  • October 29, 2014 at 11:50pm

    Poor ole AvengerK
    Where do I begin?
    Sorry son but I did nothing to cause your posts to be removed. Only ONCE have I ever done anything to have anyone’s post removed – and it was not for a ‘regular poster I recognized – and the post was so vile I am surprised it was even up for me to report it.
    I don’t believe in censorship AvengerK.
    I also don’t believe in making stuff up about other posters – like you apparently enjoy doing to me.

    Unlike what you present in your alternative universe… I ACTUALLY believe the many ‘failures’ of Fannie and Freddie should have been addressed. The ‘corruption’ within those entities indeed HELPED allow the 2008 financial collapse – but in no way were the failures of F&F the main cause of collapse – in my opinion.

    I loved how you just glazed over holding the TBTFs accountable by stating that they were just “gaming the loan system”. Scheming, I’m sorry, using financial tools, to create out of thin air TRILLIONS of dollars ‘worth’ of value that the TBTFs then used to benefit ONLY themselves – all while putting the ENTIRE global economy at HUGE risk (which was indeed realized) is a bit more than just “gaming the loan system”.

    And here… I’ll type this slowly for you AvengerK…
    Obama has FAILED MISERABLY in addressing this ongoing MASSIVE risk to the global economy. Why? Well I am not certain but probably because he, like most every other politician, is in the back pocket of BIG money. I believe such is one of Obama’s biggest failures!

  • [1] October 29, 2014 at 1:38pm

    What’s the point of even presenting this story?

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  • [-17] October 29, 2014 at 1:36pm

    Corbett is gone regardless of this or any other last ditch efforts.

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  • October 29, 2014 at 12:25pm

    A non-response response. Pretty much what I expected from you.

    You can’t even respond about the very links YOU offered!

    “leaving you guys”
    Who are “you guys”?
    Oh wait. Why even ask you such a question. You can’t / won’t even ‘support’ you own contentions.
    Well, I’ll hold out some hope though that you’ll send a link to some obscure source reporting that – supposedly – Latinos and the young are leaving… What??? Leaving the Democrat party? Just leaving parties in general? Leaving ‘the Left’?
    Leaving “you guys” – - You know. It’s obvious.

    foo foo foo
    Ahhhhh…. To do that voodoo you do so well.
    Keep up the good work foo.
    And have a great day. I’m expecting I will. :)

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