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“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#169813 Aug 30, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
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He seems like a rational and intelligent chap to me.
Did people really pull that keyboard stunt? Because that is funny stuff.
I think some keyboards were really defaced. Indeed, funny.(I recall a newspaper account.)

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#169815 Aug 30, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not real big on the felons aren't allowed to own firearms thing. I guess that is putting it lightly. I can't believe it is a law.
There needs to be a standard less vague.
Felons encompass a huge spectrum of laws, one bad decision can make you a felon for the rest of your life.
Example...
I don't think a person who was selling pot when they were 24 should lose the ability to reasonably protect themselves and/or their families for the rest of their lives.
How about no guns for violent felons or those convicted of crime involving firearms.
I am sure we could improve on that to encompass others who don't need to have a firearm... but it is a way better standard than we have now.
Particularly disgusting is when lawmakers make a misdemeanor into a felony because it has become so common. But it happens.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#169816 Aug 30, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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And who would you think has contributed more that Jesus? Mohammed?
Jesus did not say anything about the Inquisition, did he?!? But what did Mohammed say about none believers? About what to do with gay people?
According to the bible, Jesus made it pretty clear that you could be "saved" if you believed in him. Non-believers got hell according to the gospels. Indeed, missionaries were sent all over the world so that people could be saved; would not they became Christians, dire consequences.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#169817 Aug 30, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, looks like my broker maybe right, just six months late. But then again he thought Bernanke would stop printing Obama Bucks right after his second swearing in.
Yep, the DJIA is down 848 points (5.4%) just this month. And typical Septembers are down and the worst month of the year is October. We are already over half way to a correction and we may have a very unhappy Christmas.
Don't blame me, blame Obama's economy built of cards.
<quoted text>
The problems in Egypt could do a lot to upset the transportation of oil. If the tankers can not go through the Suez Canal, how will they get to and from Europe? How long with it take to make a round trip around the Cape of Good Hope? You would need at least four times as many tankers which we do not have and will take years to build.
Yes, add Egypt to the Syrian equation and you have a troubled stock marker. I must say, thought, that the stocks have done pretty well IN SPITE of Egypt of the last year+

Since: Oct 09

Moreno Valley, CA

#169818 Aug 30, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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Ah, there you go again comparing apples to oranges. Did you miss this from YOUR link?
"-- we find little difference in welfare participation by race: 74.6% of African Americans in such dire straits are on welfare, compared with 64.5% of the poor white single moms.
Read more: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article... ;
It looks to me that blacks are given a break compared to whites in the same situation.
Yep, Poopo too has a lower lip quibbling problem.
Yes Rogue, but the next paragraph suggest a couple reasons for this disparity, but none of you poor right wing crazies get it yet because you’re too consumed with race. Someone below you taking your money while those at top are actually the one’s robbing you and the country blind.

“Two explanations readily suggest themselves: First, just as blacks are disproportionately likely to be poor, they are disproportionately likely to find themselves among the poorest of the poor, where welfare eligibility arises. Second, the black poor are more likely than their white counterparts to live in cities, and hence to have a chance of making their way to the welfare office. Correct for those two differences, and you won't find an excess of African Americans fitting the stereotype of the sluttish welfare queen who breeds for profit”

“White people are poor too, and in numbers far exceeding any of our more generously pigmented social groups. And poverty as defined by the government is a vast underestimation of the economic terror that persists at incomes -- such as $20,000 or even $40,000 and above -- that we like to think of as middle class”
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article...

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#169819 Aug 30, 2013
Sh*t - market and though. The usual culprits.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#169820 Aug 30, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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So we've had TWO exchanges between Aug 10 and 24? That's it? Never thought I'd come across a more barefaced liar than your buddy LRS. Amazing.
Sorry, gotta update the score again! 0 - 306 Why are you so concerned about some BS posts between you and LTR bickering back and forth? Posts disappear all the time. When I was posting in another thread, we had posts disappear almost daily. It's probably just to save space on the servers. Ask Topix why your posts were removed.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#169821 Aug 30, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, gotta update the score again! 0 - 306 Why are you so concerned about some BS posts between you and LTR bickering back and forth? Posts disappear all the time. When I was posting in another thread, we had posts disappear almost daily. It's probably just to save space on the servers. Ask Topix why your posts were removed.
I did. Also, and you darn well know LTR and I had extensive, numerous exchanges. Coincidence that all our posts, his, mine, except a mere two, in more than 24 days, have disappeared? Many of mine have appeared but a few seconds and disappeared. Bad luck I guess, technical problems and all that and I'm sure Topix is not interested in deleting anyone's posts unless they go too far, which is rare.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#169822 Aug 30, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not real big on the felons aren't allowed to own firearms thing. I guess that is putting it lightly. I can't believe it is a law.
There needs to be a standard less vague.
Felons encompass a huge spectrum of laws, one bad decision can make you a felon for the rest of your life.
Example...
I don't think a person who was selling pot when they were 24 should lose the ability to reasonably protect themselves and/or their families for the rest of their lives.
How about no guns for violent felons or those convicted of crime involving firearms.
I am sure we could improve on that to encompass others who don't need to have a firearm... but it is a way better standard than we have now.
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Particularly disgusting is when lawmakers make a misdemeanor into a felony because it has become so common. But it happens.
Well, I personally believe most laws on weapons are unconstitutional. I also believe that one should get a separate hearing to remove a person's rights to bear arms. I have no problem removing a person's tights to bear arms if he was used a weapon in a crime. I also think that if you are involved in a voting crime, you should lose your rights to vote!
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#169823 Aug 30, 2013
I went back to page 7406 and there are quite a few posts from both of you. Didn't you recently go out of town for a week? Maybe that time period is what you're forgetting? Hell, I don't know. What did Topix say?
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#169824 Aug 30, 2013
Sorry, from page 7406 onward.
Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#169825 Aug 30, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>I did. Also, and you darn well know LTR and I had extensive, numerous exchanges. Coincidence that all our posts, his, mine, except a mere two, in more than 24 days, have disappeared? Many of mine have appeared but a few seconds and disappeared. Bad luck I guess, technical problems and all that and I'm sure Topix is not interested in deleting anyone's posts unless they go too far, which is rare.
Gonna start calling you Saran because when you find a fable you like you cling to it in spite of all facts.

Magic phrase

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#169826 Aug 30, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
I went back to page 7406 and there are quite a few posts from both of you. Didn't you recently go out of town for a week? Maybe that time period is what you're forgetting? Hell, I don't know. What did Topix say?
Nothing. I don't expect a reply and the whole thing's over and done with as far as I'm concerned.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#169827 Aug 30, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
Sorry, from page 7406 onward.
Thanks for the heads-up.
Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#169828 Aug 30, 2013
Can I edit or delete my own posts?
Unfortunately, no you may not.

http://m.topix.com/topix/faq#forums_edit

Magic phrase

Since: Oct 09

Moreno Valley, CA

#169829 Aug 30, 2013
Democracynow org wrote:
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Absolutely not!
Faith is important with things of GOD.
I seen too much and heard too much that I cannot deny the Truth of Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:17
17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.


The reason you’re getting beat up on this issue is because you appear to be so rational otherwise; unlike the ignorant birfoon who would find conspiracy in the stain in his drawers and faithfully hold on to the belief they were put there by some yet to be determined forces.

Faith should not require absolute adherence beyond all reason. I’m sure you will find many of these minister’s stories fascinating, but Dan Barker describes it best and even Mother Teresa came to express these same sentiments.

“The only proposed answer was faith, and I gradually grew to dislike the smell of that word. I finally realized that faith is a cop-out, a defeat--an admission that the truths of religion are unknowable through evidence and reason. It is only undemonstrable assertions that require the suspension of reason, and weak ideas that require faith. I just lost faith in faith. Biblical contradictions became more and more discrepant, apologist arguments more and more absurd and, when I finally discarded faith, things became more and more clear”

Preachers who are not Believers
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/No...
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#169830 Aug 30, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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Thanks for the heads-up.
Not a problem.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#169831 Aug 30, 2013
Poppo wrote:
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The reason you’re getting beat up on this issue is because you appear to be so rational otherwise; unlike the ignorant birfoon who would find conspiracy in the stain in his drawers and faithfully hold on to the belief they were put there by some yet to be determined forces.
Faith should not require absolute adherence beyond all reason. I’m sure you will find many of these minister’s stories fascinating, but Dan Barker describes it best and even Mother Teresa came to express these same sentiments.
“The only proposed answer was faith, and I gradually grew to dislike the smell of that word. I finally realized that faith is a cop-out, a defeat--an admission that the truths of religion are unknowable through evidence and reason. It is only undemonstrable assertions that require the suspension of reason, and weak ideas that require faith. I just lost faith in faith. Biblical contradictions became more and more discrepant, apologist arguments more and more absurd and, when I finally discarded faith, things became more and more clear”
Preachers who are not Believers
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/No...
From the expert on "Faith"! Ha!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#169832 Aug 30, 2013
I wonder if they thought that the real reason why the giant snail population is that least year the French-Canadians found out about them and this year they showed up by the thousands to enjoy the snail feast.

Giant snails vs. Florida: Florida turns the tide
Giant snails are showing up in fewer numbers, as Florida officials battle the stucco-chewing parasite. Average number of giant snails has dropped from more than 1,000 a day in 2011 to fewer than 100 a day last month.

By Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press / August 30, 2013

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Latest-N...
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#169833 Aug 30, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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A famous alien from another planet?
Hitler became a monkey.
He lives in Roswell with all
of his corpses.

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