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zapparules

Member Since: September 24, 2012

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  • [1] July 8, 2014 at 11:02am

    Gee Monk that’s a brilliant suggestion.
    At least Perry offered to instead hold a “thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,”

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  • [-3] July 8, 2014 at 11:00am

    DLV
    If you think the Israel leaders are so superior then – as many on the Right so often tell others on the Left when they criticize our country, govt, leaders….
    Go join them!

    And as for your comment on Israel leaders SUPPOSEDLY being able to address the immigration situation… What proof have you to offer such a bold comment?
    Does Israel have the ‘founded by immigrants’ history of the U.S.?
    Does Israel have the land mass size of the U.S.?
    Does Israel have the population size of the U.S.?
    Does Israel have the economic scale and ‘need’ for immigrant workers like the U.S.?
    Actually – just what a ridiculous statement for you to make overall.

    Tell us DLV…
    Of the American ‘leaders’ you do like/respect (Say maybe Cruz or some similar I am guessing) – can you offer ANYTHING SPECIFIC that one of those American leaders you like have offered to address our ever increasingly complex immigration situation?

    It’s real easy to so some other country’s leaders are better than ours and would do a better job on issues than ours but if that is ALL you say… You are saying nothing at all then.

  • [4] July 1, 2014 at 8:49pm

    Nothing like seeing some of god’s greatest, most majestic creatures… DEAD!
    And the person responsible proudly laying claim to such.

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  • [6] July 1, 2014 at 8:46pm

    “Is Hobby Lobby Really Banning Birth Control and Preventing Its Workers From ‘Being Able to Make Their Own Health Care Decisions?”

    NO. They are not.
    However…
    When corporations are given ‘control’ that allows them to pick-n-choose their ‘discrimination’ against CERTAIN individuals – based on SUPPOSED religious/god beliefs – in that, in a case like this where the corporation picks-n-choses which ‘laws and regulations’ it will honor – which in turn have a DIRECT impact on CERTAIN employees, then… The ‘rights’ of a corporation are deemed ‘more important’ / greater than the rights of the individual – YOU and I.

    And considering this particular corporation is even picking and choosing which supposed laws and regulations go against their (supposed) religious/god beliefs – in that they certainly seem OK covering vasectomies and Viagra – even though that procedure and medication can be ‘abused’ in ways that one would seem go against the same religious/god beliefs this corporation is claiming so as to deny contraception coverage…

    Not only is this corporation being hypocritical but it also is, again, being given the power to pick-and-choose which employees it will discriminate against.

    By the response of many, sure seems many of the Right is fine when a corporation discriminates in such a manner.

    No more… Power To The People.
    It’s… Power To The Corporations!!!

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  • [3] June 30, 2014 at 3:05pm

    Bottom line: The Supreme Court has ruled that the rights of a corporation are greater than those of the individual.

    Congratulations conservatives. A business corporation is now considered more ‘important’ than you or I.

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  • [4] June 30, 2014 at 12:21am

    “God does not change, and his laws have not changed”

    ONLY every man’s personal interpretation of (their possible) god beliefs and god’s supposed laws change

  • June 28, 2014 at 3:23pm

    I have heard that it was Hillary herself driving the vehicle that crashed into the compound – and that she too fired the teargas canisters that sparked the blaze in the compound.

  • [-9] June 26, 2014 at 4:49pm

    Of course that’s how it works – in your mind

  • [2] June 26, 2014 at 3:33pm

    I love it.
    The ‘new’ covenant.
    So (your god / some god) laid out some rules in the Old Testament but then… God sends along his son Jesus to ‘clarify’ things. How did Polish4USA put it?
    “Jesus simplified the laws for Chrisitians in general ”

    You identified it JRook. But it is that one CAN (and does) pick and choose what parts of the bible one is “gonna pay attention to based on your own beliefs and ideology.”
    EVERYONE personally interprets the bible as they ‘see fit’.
    It’s human nature. That way they get to tell YOU what YOU are supposed to do (or not do) based on THEIR interpretation of such.

    jlroejim
    “new covenant between God and man” – eh?
    So was it just a practice run by god the first time through?

  • June 25, 2014 at 12:03am

    mdy616
    Just what is ‘law enforcement”?
    Are not some of the ‘regulations’ that these govt agencies are asked to enforce not laws? So are they too not in the ‘law enforcement’ business?
    And considering how some (thankfully but a few) folks seem to be willing to raise arms against any and every ‘enforcer’ of any and every govt law and regulation…
    If I had to have the job of confronting ANY law (or regulation) breaker I would want to be as best ‘defended’ as possible.

  • [-1] June 24, 2014 at 11:58pm

    Koch_Soros
    How is asking “why not” being nasty?
    I want to know WHY people hold the beliefs they hold.
    It is one (easy) thing to say what you believe. It is a whole ‘nother (harder) thing to explain WHY you hold such a belief.

  • [-1] June 24, 2014 at 11:54pm

    makingout
    I happen to agree with you that the EPA, NEA, NOAA, et al don’t need such weapons of mass death – and that the FBI or some other similar ‘branch’ of law enforcement could be used when needed – however…
    You really didn’t identify… WHY.

    And just to note… Having a fully automatic weapon is not a requirement for causing massive death and destruction. The general public has access to many, MANY forms of weapons of mass death and destruction (that are not fully automatic).

    Also just to note… You do not offer any support for your contention that I am a troll.
    I happen to be willing to fully engage anyone in a detailed and (usually) respectful discussion of the matters presented on this site (and elsewhere).
    So how does that make me a troll?

  • June 24, 2014 at 11:46pm

    I’m sorry Teaparty_Grammy but…
    Could you please identify what SPECIFIC freedoms Obama is depriving the country of?

  • [-1] June 24, 2014 at 11:44pm

    OhioRifleman
    Estimated number of guns ‘owned’ by…
    Law enforcement and the military: 4 Million
    Civilians: 310 Million

    “states with the highest gun ownership rates have a gun murder rate 114% higher than those with the lowest gun ownership rates.”

    “More guns are being sold, but they’re owned by a shrinking portion of the population.”
    “About 50% of Americans said they had a gun in their homes in 1973. Today, about 45% say they do. Overall, 35% of Americans personally own a gun.”

    Add a gun to ANY environment and the chance of injury or death is significantly increased.

    My ‘guess’ on what these statistics offer OhioRifleman is that…
    Statistically – I am probably more likely to be killed by a fellow civilian – with a gun – than by our government (or a representative of the govt – with a gun). And most certainly more likely to be killed by a fellow civilian – than by a terrorist.

    And let me ask you OhioRifleman…
    Does your childish name-calling make you feel superior? Does it make you feel like you’ve presented a stronger argument?

  • June 24, 2014 at 11:26pm

    HabanaJoe
    So can you identify something specific that Obama has done to disarm the populace?
    Specifics please.
    (And please do take into account that since Obama has been elected gun-makers have been “doing more business than ever before”. “The industry is left with surging demand for its products and little to fear from lawmakers. Demand increased immediately after President Obama’s reelection, then reached even loftier levels after speculation that the government would create restrictive legislation. Gun sales, as measured by FBI background checks, rose 19% in 2012 to nearly 19.6 million. Sales in December alone–the month in which the Sandy Hook massacre occurred–nearly doubled to 2.8 million.
    [from Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2013/03/20/anti-gun-debate-may-be-best-thing-for-firearm-industry-since-obamas-election/ ]

  • [1] June 24, 2014 at 11:13pm

    Lunar
    I have a feeling that wherever you are… It all up from there.

  • [3] June 24, 2014 at 11:10pm

    utopiabuster
    You offered some very ‘nice’ words about your own faith and what you believe about others of other faith or no (god) faith however… You fail to answer my question.
    Also… You contend that atheism is “stupid” – but yet you offer NOTHING to support that.

    “there is nothing better than genuine self sacrificing human charity.”
    OK
    So can not an atheist offer “genuine self sacrificing human charity”?
    Hint: YES!)

    YOU simply BELIEVE that there are bad people AND extraordinary people in this world AND “both come from God because that’s the way the world has to be for conscious reasoning beings to have free will”. Yet – again – that is but your belief.
    And then you offer that “atheists don’t reason through that”.
    Really?
    How do you know that?
    Why can’t there be FORMER god believers who have indeed ‘reasoned through that’ and yet have come to a different conclusion than you?

    “You cannot deny your own existence and, because of that, you cannot deny the existence of God.”
    WHY? Why must my existence EQUATE to the existence of a god?
    There is ‘of this world’ – and then there is what you/one can otherwise BELIEVE is not of this world.

    “God doesn’t “give” us anything!”
    “So, God then gives us what we “earn”.
    Wait.
    What?
    You just said: “God doesn’t “give” us anything!”
    But then said: “So, God then gives us what we “earn”.
    If god doesn’t give us anything how can god give us what we earn?

  • [4] June 24, 2014 at 10:57pm

    MissIdaWest
    I come from a Catholic family and attended Catholic/Christian-affiliated education institution my entire life (over 20 years) and while yes… A lot of ‘that’ that I learned about and was exposed to does ‘stick with’ me… Such by no means now means I am a Catholic/Christian – does it now?

    In other words… You attempting to draw the conclusion that Obama is now somehow a Muslim based on his upbringing is but a very, VERY weak conclusion drawn not on current fact but on past inference.

  • [-20] June 24, 2014 at 12:05pm

    “The fact that these people are SEEKING this weaponry is reason enough to keep it from them.”
    Really?
    And do you apply that same logic to the general public?
    Why not?

    Obama will be gone from office very soon. And then who will you folks use as your ‘Supreme Threat’ – Hillary?

    It really is quite funny to watch some of you ‘squirm’ the way you do.

  • [-11] June 24, 2014 at 12:03pm

    Snowleopard
    You do understand that Obama will not be President for much longer – yes?
    So what good does a supposed “second armed force loyal to the government alone” do for Obama then?
    What happens should a Republican be elected Pres in 2016? (Oh who am I kidding – that will never happen with the group of prospectives they got out there so far.)

    Sometimes it’s like reading the daily comics – reading posts from some of you folks.

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