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#1006399 Oct 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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how many people did he manage?
DHS has over 200,000 employees...not just a few attorneys...
How many people did Michael Chertoff manage before he was named Secretary of Homeland Security by Bush? Jonson doesn't need to manage anyone other than his under secretary. It's far more important that he is familiar with the inner workings and laws affecting Homeland Security.

Since: Oct 09

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#1006400 Oct 17, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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No. The problem is with the millions who are still trying to access the site. Eventually the numbers will dwindle and the problems will go away.
Just wait 'till your employer dumps your coverage and you go to the exchange and your rates are tripled. This would be really funny if it weren't so sad.....
Barack and the dems could f up an orgy.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006401 Oct 17, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I don't believe that at all. 2.8 million people went to the Federal website the first day. The New York exchange had 2.5 million visitors in its first half hour and California California reported as many as 16,000 hits a second. The system is overwhelmed. It will be ok. Give it time.
Covered California can't tell you which doctors and hospitals are in each network...so why would anybody sign up?

the problem is poor design, not heavy traffic...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006402 Oct 17, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Well, I'm one of these people who believes that ranchers should provide shelter for their cattle....especially if they live in an area known for blizzards.
homes should not be built below sea level, in floodplains, on barrier sand bars, etc....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006403 Oct 17, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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No. The problem is with the millions who are still trying to access the site. Eventually the numbers will dwindle and the problems will go away.
given that almost nobody has been successful in purchasing insurance, what makes you think that volume will decrease?...unless people just give up and say WTF....

one problem with Covered California is that the site won't let you browse for information unless you submit your personal data, not the way folks use websites.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006404 Oct 17, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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No. I'm saying people can't join because the system is jammed with too much traffic. Stop honking your horn and have patience. It will work itself out.
the only way the problems will be fixed is to shut down, correct the problems, test the system, and then start up again...

either that, or face continued failure....

Since: Oct 09

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#1006405 Oct 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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homes should not be built below sea level, in floodplains, on barrier sand bars, etc....
It's started. Many places here on the East coast, either ocean side or river side, are required for new or previously flooded properties to be re-built on stilts or high block walls.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1006406 Oct 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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the only way the problems will be fixed is to shut down, correct the problems, test the system, and then start up again...
either that, or face continued failure....
You must be Mr Perfect.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006407 Oct 17, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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No. The problem is with the millions who are still trying to access the site. Eventually the numbers will dwindle and the problems will go away.
wrong...suppose that tens of thousands of people are spending every working hour try to foul up the system with repeated bogus inquiries...if so, the system is irreparably trashed, loaded with bogus applicants....like Obama's Twitter followers....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1006408 Oct 17, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
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It's started. Many places here on the East coast, either ocean side or river side, are required for new or previously flooded properties to be re-built on stilts or high block walls.
will not matter if the land beneath is washed away....
headlines

Marietta, GA

#1006409 Oct 17, 2013
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ANTICHRIST & ISRAEL at table in negotiations ---

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Since: Oct 09

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#1006410 Oct 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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will not matter if the land beneath is washed away....
So you figure New Jersey is going to wash away? I better get over there and tell em....
Nat Turner

Mabalacat, Philippines

#1006411 Oct 18, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
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So you figure New Jersey is going to wash away? I better get over there and tell em....
Everywhere in New Jersey except Voorhees and Camden!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1006412 Oct 18, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
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Just wait 'till your employer dumps your coverage and you go to the exchange and your rates are tripled. This would be really funny if it weren't so sad.....
Barack and the dems could f up an orgy.....
So, why hasn't your employer dumped your health benefits before?

The truth is that companies could always end benefits.

So why didn't they?

Because they were part of their compensation for their employees. Just ending health benefits would be like cutting your pay.

This idea you frickin morons that companies would just dump health plans is beyond ridiculous.

Companies do have the option of using the exchanges with the possibility of getting help to buy policies. They also have the option of providing a stipend for employees to buy their own policies in place of a policy.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1006414 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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given that almost nobody has been successful in purchasing insurance, what makes you think that volume will decrease?...unless people just give up and say WTF....
one problem with Covered California is that the site won't let you browse for information unless you submit your personal data, not the way folks use websites.....
So, Galt, did you pay for your january coverage yet?

A smart shopper goes on the site, look at the best options. The then study those plans & compare it to what is available outside the exchanges. Some found what they wanted & paid. Some enrolled to pay later.

I looked at he exchanges for my employees. noted three possible plans. Will study these plans & discuss it with my insurance agent.

If you are a small business owner, the number of employees affect your rates substantially. Over half of all businesses have 9 or fewer employees.

When you go onto the exchanges as an employer, the number of employees is not relevant.
Premeditated Murders

Lillington, NC

#1006415 Oct 18, 2013
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Albert Wynn and Gloria Feldt on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to rally for legal abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade

The United States pro-choice movement (also known as the United States abortion-rights movement) is a sociopolitical movement in the United States supporting the view that a woman should have the legal right to elective abortion, meaning the right to terminate her pregnancy. The pro-choice movement includes a variety of organizations, with no single centralized decision-making body.[1] There are diverse arguments and rationales for the pro-choice stance.

A key point in abortion rights in the United States was the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which struck down most state laws restricting abortion[2][3] which decriminalized and legalized elective abortion in various states.

Yet, with women’s health under siege, Emily’s List has seen its membership soar from 180,000 to more than 2 million since 2009. It raised $52 million in the 2012 election cycle and now has staff in both Washingtons. Ex-Gov. Christine Gregoire helped raise money for Emily’s List here Wednesday night.

The state of Texas now has a severely restrictive abortion law, with such provisions as requiring all abortion-performing physicians to have hospital admission privileges within 30 miles of the towns where they practice. If courts let the law take effect, vast areas of west and north Texas will be without clinics providing abortion — as well as such health services as contraception and breast cancer screening.

Out of the Texas debate, however, has come a promising Democratic candidate for governor: State Sen. Wendy Davis stayed on her feet for an 11-hour filibuster that blocked the anti-abortion bill and forced Texas Gov. Rick Perry to call the Legislature into another special session.

“In Texas, you have to have someone as big as Texas. Wendy Davis is,” said Schriock.“It will not be an easy race. The demographics are moving our way. Are they moving fast enough?”

Until the mid-1980s, the U.S. Senate had few women, usually the widows of senators or spouses serving out the term of a deceased senator. Emily’s List had its first triumph with the 1986 election of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. Mikulski is now chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Emily’s List has helped elect 19 senators — including Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.— as well as 101 House members. The election of Rep. Jolene Unsoeld, D-Wash., in 1988 was one of its first victories.

WOMEN THAT BELEIVE IN THIS, WELCOME TO THE REAL HELL
THAT IS COMMING!the only escape is accept Jesus
Christ as your Lord and Savior.

I can see Jesus comming soon USA is getting more Wicked every Day,When the Patience of God runs out
there is going to be Hell to be paid!
Premeditated Murders

Lillington, NC

#1006416 Oct 18, 2013
"What does the Bible say about child sacrifice?"
Answer: The horrific practice of child sacrifice has been committed throughout the world for thousands of years. Generally, the sacrifice of a child was intertwined with the worship of a pagan deity, often a fertility god. Worshipers sought to obtain a blessing from their god(s) or to confirm or complete a vow taken in the name of the god.
Ancient Aztecs, Incas, and a few other peoples in South and Central America practiced child sacrifice. The same for the Druids of Europe. The city of Carthage in North Africa contains evidence of child sacrifice related to the worship of Ba’al Hammon, a god imported from Phoenicia. Many Roman writers refer to this barbaric act in Carthage.
The Bible contains the heart-breaking tale of child sacrifice practiced in the name of Molech (also spelled Moloch or Molek), a god of the Ammonites. Molech worship was practiced by the Ammonites and Canaanites, who revered Molech as a protecting father figure. Images of Molech were made of bronze, and their outstretched arms were heated red-hot. Living children were then placed into the idol’s hands and died there or were rolled into a fire pit below. Some sources indicate a child might also be “passed through the fire” prior to the actual sacrifice in order to purify or baptize the child. Molech worship occurred in the Hinnom Valley near Jerusalem. Because of this, the valley became associated with the idea of Tophet, or hell (Isaiah 30:33; Jeremiah 19:12; Mark 9:45).
God prohibited Israel from child sacrifice in general and Molech worship in particular. Leviticus 20:2-5 states,“Say to the Israelites:‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him. I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death, I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.’” Many other Old Testament passages affirm God’s zero-tolerance for child sacrifice.
Sadly, King Solomon became involved in this horrendous practice, as recorded in 1 Kings 11:4-11,“As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites. So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD.... On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.... The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD’s command.”
Later, the evil king Manassah offered his own son as a sacrifice (2 Kings 21:6), as did King Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:1-4). The people of Judah participated in this crime against their own sons—a sin so “detestable” that God said it had never even crossed His mind (Jeremiah 32:35). There is also a correlation between child sacrifice and modern-day abortion. Unprecedented numbers of children have been “sacrificed” at the hands of abortionists for the sake of convenience, immorality, or pride. Hundreds of thousands of babies have been killed so that their parents can maintain a certain lifestyle. God hates “hands that shed innocent blood”(Proverbs 6:17), and we can be sure that God will judge this horrendous sin.
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Premeditated Murders

Lillington, NC

#1006418 Oct 18, 2013
Why are Christians pro-life when it comes to abortion while at the same time in favor of the death penalty and supportive of war?"

Answer: The primary problem with this question is that it attempts to create a moral equivalency between abortion, the death penalty / capital punishment, and war. There is absolutely nothing equivalent about an innocent baby’s life being taken in the womb and a convicted murderer being executed. A baby in the womb has committed no crime. The death penalty should be, and in most cases is, employed only with the most evil of crimes. It was God who ordained the death penalty (Genesis 9:6), and it is God who gives governments the authority to enforce the death penalty (Romans 13:1-7). It is entirely consistent to believe that the life of an innocent baby in the womb should be protected while believing that the perpetuators of the most heinous of crimes should be executed.

In regards to war, the idea that Christians are “pro-war” is not accurate. No Christian should ever be a proponent of war. But at the same time, there are some instances in which war is the best option, as demonstrated by the many wars and battles recorded in Scripture (see the book of Joshua as an example). Christians should only be in favor of a “just war.” It can always be debated whether a certain war is just, but for the Bible-believing Christian, the belief that war is never the proper recourse is not a valid viewpoint.

Christians should be consistently pro-life. However, being pro-life does not necessitate being anti-death in all circumstances. If one person murders another person, the just penalty is to end the life of the murderer. This actually upholds the value of life. Anyone who violates life in premeditated murder should be put to death – proclaiming clear support for the value of life. The same can be true with war. War, while never a pleasant choice, in the right “just war” circumstances, actually preserves more life than it ends. Sometimes the best way to uphold the value of life is to end the lives of those seeking to destroy life.

In summary, it is entirely consistent for Christians to be pro-life when it comes to abortion and at the same time to support the death penalty and wars that are clearly just.

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Premeditated Murders

Lillington, NC

#1006420 Oct 18, 2013
"Is it possible to be Christian and pro-choice at the same time?"

Answer: Abortion has been a hotly debated topic in American culture for the past forty years. Proponents on both sides wave statistics and viewpoints that many sincerely believe to be the only right way. For the sake of clarity, let's define the terms “pro-choice” and “pro-life.” For the purposes of this article,“pro-choice” will be defined as “the belief that a woman should have the legal right to abort her unborn child at any point in the pregnancy.” Pro-choice advocates believe abortion is a personal decision and should not be limited by the government or anyone else.“Pro-life” will be defined as “the belief that every human life is sacred and no one, including the mother, has the right to end an innocent life.” Pro-life advocates hold the view that life from the moment of conception should be protected.

So, should a Christian be pro-choice or pro-life? A Christian, according to the Bible, is someone who has accepted God's offer of forgiveness through Jesus' death and resurrection. Salvation is a gift of God through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ (John 3:16-18; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9). What we believe about other things is a matter of growth, not of salvation. However, 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." When we give our lives to Christ, He begins to change us: our way of thinking and our way of behaving (see Isaiah 55:7). Our bodies become the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19). Our minds are renewed through the truth of God's Word (Romans 12:1-2). Our attitudes, perspectives, and behaviors gradually change to be more like those of Christ (Romans 8:29; Galatians 5:22).

This transformation doesn't happen overnight. Many Christians are still what the apostle Paul called "carnal" (1 Corinthians 3:1-3; Romans 8:6). Carnal Christians trust in Jesus for salvation, but they still think, act, and react like the world. Often, they are new to the faith or simply have not allowed the Holy Spirit free access to every area of their hearts. They are trying to live the Christian life in their own strength, while still being heavily influenced by the world's way of thinking. The carnal mind has not been fully renewed by the Word of God and still seeks compromise with the world (James 4:4). Carnal Christians allow the persuasive viewpoints of the ungodly to sway their opinions on many things, including abortion. Spiritual growth requires us to shed our old ways of thinking as we become more like Christ. We begin to see things the way God does, and the closer to Him we become, the less we agree with the world's system (Psalm 1:1-2). If a person continually refuses to allow the Word of God to transform his thinking, chances are great that he is not really a Christian (Romans 8:14)

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Premeditated Murders

Lillington, NC

#1006421 Oct 18, 2013
Pro-choice advocates state that the Bible does not address abortion, so the decision should be the individual’s. While it is true that the term "abortion" does not appear in the Bible, the principles about the value of life are there. In Exodus 21:22-23, God wrote into His Law protection for the unborn. If a pregnant woman was injured, causing her to lose her child, then the one who caused the injury was to be executed: "a life for a life." The phrase "life for a life" says a lot. God considers the life of the unborn just as valuable as that of a grown man.

God said to Jeremiah, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you" (Jeremiah 1:5). It was God who created him for a specific purpose. Psalm 139:13-16 gives us the clearest picture of God's viewpoint on the unborn. David writes, "For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.... My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret....Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them."

The Bible is clear that all human life is created by God for His purpose and His pleasure (Colossians 1:16), and a Christian who truly wants to know the heart of God must align his or her viewpoint with God's. When we start justifying evil according to our understanding, we dilute the truth of God's Word. When we rename adultery an "affair," homosexuality an "alternative lifestyle," and murder of the unborn a "choice," we are headed for serious trouble. We cannot redefine what it means to follow Christ. Jesus said we must first "deny ourselves" (Matthew 16:24; Luke 9:23). Part of denying ourselves is letting go of comfortable lies the world has fed us. We have to let go of our own understanding and allow God to change us (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Some pro-choice advocates argue that they are not pro-abortion. They say they hate abortion, but support a woman's right to choose. This makes as much sense as saying that you personally hate rape, but support a man's right to commit it. The rhetoric sounds nice—the mention of “choice” makes it more appealing—but underneath is a direct conflict with God's viewpoint in Scripture.

Pro-choice advocates often state that their position is "compassionate" and that pro-lifers don't care about the woman or her child. This argument is a red herring. Whether pro-lifers “care” or not is irrelevant, just as it is irrelevant whether those opposed to robbery “care” about the banks being robbed. Robbery is against God's moral law. So is abortion. And that’s the issue.

The Bible is clear: since God is the Creator of human life, only He can determine who lives or dies. And every person who claims the name of Christ has the obligation to make certain his or her views line up with His Word. Is it possible for a born-again Christian to be pro-choice? Yes. Is it likely that such a person will remain pro-choice? Not if he or she is allowing God’s Word to transform and renew his or her mind (Romans 12:2).

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