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PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1018599 Nov 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
It was unfortunate Mitt lumped the 47% receiving some kind of government entitlement together with those who think Obama was going to pay their mortgage, their phone bill and pay to raise their 15 kids with 9 different daddies.
He was right though, wasn't he?
But things had to get really bad for all the nonsense to stop once and for all. We're living through the silver lining, Homer.
It will all become clear soon enough. Common sense will shine down on us once again.
That's right Carol, let your stereotyping inner bigot out there for everyone to see.
No Carol, he wasn't right except in the warped minds of fools like you. You are right in one thing though, there is some "common sense" shining through. The business community is starting to turn against the extreme right wing tea party. The recent fiscal crisis has opened a major rift between the tea party wing of the Republican Party and business groups that traditionally have backed Republicans, with many business leaders now vowing to get involved more in GOP primaries to try to counter insurgent candidates. Business groups are increasingly joining forces with Defending Main Street, a group backing center-right Republicans. Should they succeed in defeating some tea party candidates, Mr. Phillips said, the tea party will run their candidates in third party campaigns where possible — a strategy analysts say likely would divide the Republican vote and make it easier for Democrats to win.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018600 Nov 5, 2013
Progressives spending money on things that are important...

'Gay Sex Pundit Paid $24K To Talk Fisting, Gorilla-Suit Fetishes With Students'

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/15207/
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018601 Nov 5, 2013
Calling Jessie Jackson and Al Sharton.....

"National civil rights leaders reacted to Democratic candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam refusing on camera to shake hands with his Republican opponent—right after confirming that he wants to massively expand government healthcare and not denying allegations that he thinks traditional Christians have no right to act according to their traditional-marriage views."

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...
angel

Palm Coast, FL

#1018602 Nov 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Polly wanna a cracka?
lily's up doing crack instead of vodka this morning
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1018604 Nov 5, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
That's right Carol, let your stereotyping inner bigot out there for everyone to see.
No Carol, he wasn't right except in the warped minds of fools like you. You are right in one thing though, there is some "common sense" shining through. The business community is starting to turn against the extreme right wing tea party. The recent fiscal crisis has opened a major rift between the tea party wing of the Republican Party and business groups that traditionally have backed Republicans, with many business leaders now vowing to get involved more in GOP primaries to try to counter insurgent candidates. Business groups are increasingly joining forces with Defending Main Street, a group backing center-right Republicans. Should they succeed in defeating some tea party candidates, Mr. Phillips said, the tea party will run their candidates in third party campaigns where possible — a strategy analysts say likely would divide the Republican vote and make it easier for Democrats to win.
Admit it Dupont-you wish they had just kept h/c coverage at a "fill the gaps" level, limited to socialist givverment offices where such programs belong, for verificationand identification purposes (and because it is was it it is-givverment socialism-NOT free market principles) rather than trying to robbinghoodieTicly restructuring the whole damn economy too.

Or we could just assign you the role of Toto, and you can just run around barking and chasing your tail.
THE WORD OF GOD BIBLE

Lillington, NC

#1018605 Nov 5, 2013
Psalm 58-65

The Message (MSG)
A David Psalm

58 1-2 Is this any way to run a country?
Is there an honest politician in the house?
Behind the scenes you brew cauldrons of evil,
behind closed doors you make deals with demons.

3-5 The wicked crawl from the wrong side of the cradle;
their first words out of the womb are lies.
Poison, lethal rattlesnake poison,
drips from their forked tongues—
Deaf to threats, deaf to charm,
decades of wax built up in their ears.

6-9 God, smash their teeth to bits,
leave them toothless tigers.
Let their lives be buckets of water spilled,
all that’s left, a damp stain in the sand.
Let them be trampled grass
worn smooth by the traffic.
Let them dissolve into snail slime,
be a miscarried fetus that never sees sunlight.
Before what they cook up is half-done, God,
throw it out with the garbage!

10-11 The righteous will call up their friends
when they see the wicked get their reward,
Serve up their blood in goblets
as they toast one another,
Everyone cheering,“It’s worth it to play by the rules!
God’s handing out trophies and tending the earth!”
THE WORD OF GOD BIBLE

Lillington, NC

#1018606 Nov 5, 2013
Isaiah 13:11 &#9658;
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.

New Living Translation
"I, the LORD, will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their sin. I will crush the arrogance of the proud and humble the pride of the mighty.

English Standard Version
I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

New American Standard Bible
Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.

King James Bible
And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will bring disaster on the world, and their own iniquity, on the wicked. I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant and humiliate the insolence of tyrants.

International Standard Version
I'll punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I'll put an end to the pomposity of the arrogant, and overthrow the insolence of tyrants.

NET Bible
I will punish the world for its evil, and wicked people for their sin. I will put an end to the pride of the insolent, I will bring down the arrogance of tyrants.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their wrongdoing. I will put an end to arrogant people and humble the pride of tyrants.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will visit evil upon the world and iniquity upon the wicked, and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease and will lay low the haughtiness of the strong.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.

American King James Version
And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

American Standard Version
And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity: and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will visit the evils of the world, and against the wicked for their iniquity: and I will make the pride of infidels to cease, and will bring down the arrogancy of the mighty.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will make the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will bring low the haughtiness of the violent.

English Revised Version
And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018607 Nov 5, 2013
Random poster...

"If you can’t earn enough as an artist to support yourself, then you’re not good enough at your art to be considered a professional, and should find alternative means of support (such as through your spouse or a job). Charity is given to those who cannot, not to those who will not. Take what you want from life, but pay for it."

Immolate
Laney F

New York, NY

#1018608 Nov 5, 2013
A nice fable, although too accurate:

Ant and Grasshopper : The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast and label the ant as greedy.

Chris Matthews asks, How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing,'It's Not Easy Being Green.’

Occupy the Anthill stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the previously mentioned news stations film them Yelling "No Justice, No Peace" followed by them singing, We shall overcome, Imagine and Kumbaya.

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper's sake, while they curse the ant and say his selfishness was the result of racism and Income Inequality.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in interviews with Bill Maher that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share and then pass a 2700 page bill called GRASSHOPPERCARE that no one reads before it becomes law.

Finally, the EEOC drafts a 4000 page Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer that will heavily regulate the ants activities.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize and ruin the once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood. They wear hoodies and if Obama had a grasshopper, it'd look just like them.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018609 Nov 5, 2013
Thank Goodness!

"Global warming 'pause' may last for 20 more years and Arctic sea ice has already started to recover"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-24857...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1018610 Nov 5, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney provided his own warning and the public noticed.
47%
It was John Huntsmans father who told Harry Reid about Mitts tax evasion
THE WORD OF GOD BIBLE

Lillington, NC

#1018611 Nov 5, 2013
Seperation From God
Will Punishment For The Wicked Be Eternal?
By Clovis E. Miller
We, as Christian believers, like to think about going to heaven; seeing the Lord Jesus; meeting family members who went on before us, and living among the great saints who have came forth down through the ages. However, we really don't like to think much about the other side of the coin. The Bible clearly tells us the the vast majority of people living; or who have ever lived upon the earth, will end up being eternally seperated from God. According to Jesus Himself, many (as in a great multitude) will follow the wide road which leads to destruction, but there will be few (relative to the size of the first group), who will follow the narrow road which leads to eternal life {Matt. 7:13-14} This was true in the days of Noah, when the flood destroyed all, but a few {Gen. 6:5-8} ; and likewise, will be true in the last days {Matt. 24:37-39}. There are about seven billon souls on earth today. Among these, are approximately two billon professing Christians. Even among those are a sizable portion of nominal (in name only) Christians. If the entire two billon were truly Christians by the Biblical standard; they would still be greatly out numbered by the non-believers of the world, both past and present.
Some people believe that God is just too merciful to allow anyone, no matter how wicked they were, to be punished eternally. They feel that His righteous anger will eventually be vented or appeased, and that He, in His goodness, will simply cause the wicked to cease to exist. He would be cruel to do anything otherwise, because as we know, God is love. In Matt. 25:46 however, we find that the wicked will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. The same Greek word is used in this text, for both "everlasting" and "eternal" and is pronounced, "ahee-o'-nee-os", which means, "without end, never to cease". The reason why the wicked must be punished, without end, has nothing to do with God being cruel to them.
Scripture plainly teaches us, that the only remedy for sin is the shed blood of Jesus Christ. It doesn't matter if we have only one sin or if they number in the tens of thousands. Unless the blood of Jesus is applied to each and every one, they will remain ever present, and cannot be otherwise removed. Likewise, unforgiven sin cannot be diminished by the passage of time or eternity, so that it's consequences are in anywise mitigated.
Punishment cannot cease because the guilty party has rejected, or ignored, the only thing which can remove the offense. If one were punished for ten thousand times ten thousand years, as we count time; at the end of that period, the sin would be just as apparent as it was at the first moment in which it was committed. Though we, as unrepentant individuals, may forget about the many sins which we have committed; be assured that Almighty God has not forgetten a single one of them. It is well stated in Scripture that, "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." {Heb. 10:31}. Consider this truth: In the end, the choices we made during our lifetime, will confirm the truth which God has always known about us. God is not waiting to see how things will turn out. He already knows, and always has known, what the state of our heart will be at the end of each of our lives.
No amount of punishment can ever erase a single sin, nor placate the righteous indignation demanded by a Holy God against those who have not only rebelled against Him; but have rejected His gracious offer of forgivness. To avoid such an end, it is required that we accept of His plan of redemption {Rom. 10:9-10}. It is also stated in Scripture, that every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord to the Glory of God {Ro. 14:11 ; Ph. 2:10-11}.
THE WORD OF GOD BIBLE

Lillington, NC

#1018612 Nov 5, 2013
So, we understand that the choice is not: will we do it; but rather, when will we do it. We will either do it in this life, where we can receive the benefits of His redemptive plan; or we will do it on Judgment Day; where, after our confession is uttered, we will be rejected by God {Matt. 25:41}. The Lord has given each of us free will, and will totally respect the choice we make in this matter, and ultimately give us the appropriate entitlements that belongs to that choice.

In death, the unforgiven sins become chained, or fused to the departed. There is no escaping their final state, regardless of how remorseful they may be, or how loud they may cry out to God with their voices. There will be no one to hear their distress, and no one to intercede on their behalf. God Himself, in showing mercy to the redeemed, will cause even them, to forever forget the names of the unrepentant {Ps. 34:16}. It may well be, that God Himself will forget them, just as He forgets the sins of the repentant, which were cleansed by the blood of Jesus.

The wicked will soar into the blackness of eternity, with only themselves aware of their condition. Forever lonely and comfortless, they will never again know the goodness, or mercy, of God. No doubt, those who find themselves in this position, will be forever sentenced to review the reason they are there. Every sin, brought to light when they stood before the judgment seat of God, will be replayed. When that is finished, it will be revisited, cycling over and over, again and again, without any possibility of a break or rest. Consumed by their own misery, there will be no consolation found, even if it were possible to see another undergoing greater suffering than that which is assigned to them. All of these things, along with the sense of being literally burned with fire without relief; or being eaten by worms which continuously devour the flesh, yet are unable to fully consume their host, as we are told in Mark 9:46; is the real Hell of being cut off from God. It's easy to understand why a loving God is not willing that anyone should end up in such a condition. This condition was originally created as punishment for Satan and his angels; but it will also become the abode for those humans who follow his rebellious ways.{Matt. 25:41}

That's the horror that awaits the unredeemed. God however, is quite open to the forgiveness of sin {John 3:16-17}. He is more about seeing the disobedient change the direction of their lives, so that He can allow us to escape the consequences of our wrong doing, which would otherwise lead to our being eternally cut off from His presence. We are a part of His creation, and He takes no comfort in seeing even the wicked undergo perpetual destruction {Ezekiel 18:23}; especially when He has so generously provided a way to escape such a fate. That's the good news. He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance {II Pet. 3:9}.
THE WORD OF GOD BIBLE

Lillington, NC

#1018613 Nov 5, 2013
Repentance is not feeling, or saying, that we are sorry, when we commit sin. The term for that is remorse. Repentance occurs when that remorse becomes strong enough to causes us to change our minds, about the sin which we have committed, and to cease from any futher indulgence in it. For how shall we, who have been delivered by the blood of Jesus, from death brought on by our sin, continue to practice the very thing which caused Him to be put to death in the first place? He did not die, to give us a license to practice the very thing which required Him to die; but to open our eyes to the truth: our sin is so destructive, that it took the very life of the Son of God to gain forgiveness for us. Romans 8:3 states, that the Son of God came in the likeness of sinful flesh, and condemned sin in the flesh. It goes on to say that we are the sons of God if we are led by His Spirit, and that we should follow the example of Jesus by condemning sin in our own flesh {Rom. 8:13-14}. That is to say: When we are tempted to sin against God, we should call the focal point of that temptation, exactly what it is: SIN, and deny it any place our heart. As I have stated in another article, God has called us to an attitude of holiness; which can best be defined as, loving and doing what is good and right, and hateing and shunning what is evil and wrong.

The plan of salvation is very basic, so no one needs to misunderstand what is required. First and foremost, we must come to the realization that, in God's eyes, we are in a fallen state, from which we cannot redeem ourselves. No amount of good works, regardless of their magnitude, can set us free from the charges of the sins we have committed. This state is universal. It crosses all boundries including that of natinonality, race, or religion. men, women, young people, old people, rich or poor: no one is exempt from this condition. Romans 3:23, tells us that, "...all have sinned and come short of the glory of God". This condition exist: partly because we are all descendants of the original human sinners: Adam and Eve {Gen. 2:16-17 ; Gen. 3:6}; and partly, because we, of our own free will, choose to follow their example.

Second, God requires us to take responsibility for the sins we have committed. We must not only see that we are in a fallen state, but also admit that we are a sinner, without hope. Pride is the greatest hurdle which most people face in being reconciled to God. If this point is crossed we must then be willing to embrace a repentant attitude, as described above. When we reach that point, then we are in a position to receive the mercy which God has provided for us. It is now required that we accept God's plan of salvation, or redemption by accepting that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; that He came down from Heaven; lived a sinless life and became an acceptable substitute, to die for the sins we have committed. God took the sins of each one of us and charged them to the account of Jesus. In doing so, Jesus, in His death, was able to bear our sins away from the presence of God. To gain the benefit of this, we must acknowledge, that we believe that Jesus not only died for and with our sins, but that God raised Him from the dead afterwards. The resurrection of Jesus is the crowning proof that God's plan of redemption has been established. By His resurrection, we can rest assured that the one who took our sins and their penalty, has also justified us in the eyes of God. It's God's guarantee that if we put our trust in this, our sins are forgiven.

This is the essence of God's plan of salvation: we are lost because of our sins; but He so loves us that He took our sins and charged them to His Son, that He might be able to show mercy to us, and look upon us as fully justified people. For more on the sacrifice which Jesus made for us,

http://webspace.webring.com/people/lw/webberm...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018614 Nov 5, 2013
When you listen, you hear...

{Democratic strategy: Blame insurance companies,'They are a fantastic enemy'}

http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2538447...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018615 Nov 5, 2013
Crappy legislation brings out the wackos!!!!

"Mitch McConnell: More believe in 'Bigfoot' than Obamacare"

http://washingtonexaminer.com/mitch-mcconnell...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1018616 Nov 5, 2013
Must be Tuesday testimonial day?

Okay!

We make it our aim ... to be well pleasing to [God].—2 Corinthians 5:9

In a children’s ministry in my church, we hand out cards to the kids when we notice their good behavior. They collect the cards and receive prizes for the good choices they’ve made. We are trying to reinforce good behavior rather than focusing on bad behavior.

When one leader handed a card to 11-year-old Tyree, he responded,“No, thanks. I don’t need one; I want to behave well, and I don’t need a reward for that.” For him, doing the right thing was its own reward. He definitely has good values ingrained in him, and he wants to live them out—prize or not.

As believers in Jesus, we will receive rewards one day. Second Corinthians 5:10 says that everyone will “receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”

But to get a reward should not be our motivation for right living. Neither is it to earn salvation. Living out of LOVE should be our heart’s desire.

(w/slight edits to accomodate ALL of humanity-no labelduhmlabel needed -courtesy of ODB/RBM.org)
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018617 Nov 5, 2013
And the Insurance companies go CHA-CHING!

"49-State Analysis: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 41%"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...

HINT: Evil Rich white conservatives will be investing in medical/insurance mutual funds/stocks...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018618 Nov 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
It was John Huntsmans father who told Harry Reid about Mitts tax evasion
Tim Geithner
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018619 Nov 5, 2013
"that's what friends are for!"

"Media Trash Cruz's Father, Spare Obama's"

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/1104...

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