Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...

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#38640 Mar 19, 2013
I don't believe in "coincidence".

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#38641 Mar 19, 2013
emlu wrote:
Hope everyone watches the "Famagusta" link, it's a you-tube thing. Oh, Silver, won't you and Bacon be able to say "eat crow", if this happens.
Haven't seen it yet so I can't offer an opinion.

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#38642 Mar 19, 2013
One of the most important things a person can possess in this life, besides their loved ones is the ability to not care what others think of them.Right, Silvercoast?

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#38643 Mar 19, 2013
Funny how life can "eliminate" the unimportant and make people see the important. When my Dad died, some things suddenly got VERY unimportant. Some things got VERY, VERY, important. Sweetie. I know, I had to say it!:)

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#38644 Mar 19, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
To govern someone is to override their own wishes; they wants to do X, but government commands him to do Y. Likewise, to enslave someone is to override their own plans; they wants to be an Econ Professor and columnist, but the slave-owner commands him to pick cotton, and gets his friends in government to return him for a whipping, should he manage to escape. Such close similarity of meaning ought to give the one verb an entry in the thesaurus for the other, but I found none, at thesaurus.com . Under "govern," the site shows various words of similar meaning including "call the shots," "hold dominion" and even "tyrannize", but not "enslave." Under "enslave," it shows among others "coerce," "compel" and “subjugate” but not "govern." I wonder why not, but discount any theory suggesting that thesaurus compilers got together to deceive students of the language. Never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity; and here, the error may even be innocent. Everyone is so conditioned by government's propaganda machine to believe that governance is beneficial but slavery is shocking, I'm happy, here to repair the omission.
Slaves were not free to leave their governors. Slaves were not free to chose their governors.

In America, even prisoners are not forced to work.

See the definition of slavery to see difference.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery

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#38645 Mar 19, 2013
emlu wrote:
BTW, for the new ones and the senile, I'm a registered Independent.
So? Just because you claim to be independent does not make it so. Your words tell us a different story.
You side with most all things republican. This makes you a republican in my book. But I understand why you refuse to claim the party.

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#38646 Mar 19, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>Explain that one will ya? Is it not a "theory" that some people choose to believe? Is Mike "weak minded" for not being a believer? He said he "believes" that some of the men in the Bible existed, to an extent, does that not make him a believer? Is he "weak minded" for that, to gather information and make a connection between a live person and a religion? I think not.
Believing some of the charactors in the bible maybe of real men does not make me a "believer" in any common sense of the word as it is used in the concept of religion.

I believe it is only likely that the story has at least an ounce of truth to it. I certainly do not believe any of the supernatural claims of the bible. "Believers" are the people who believe in these supernatural claims, or at least some of them. Many Christians do not really think a man lived in the belly of a whale for three days.

Has anyone here seen "The Bible" series TV show? It is really good. I think it shows how the players the bibles history were just men, many of which were just striving for power. Many of whom may have thought a god was helping them have said power.

The show illustrates how so many invaded cities,and killed and plundered their way to what they thought was gods will. Taking Jeruselem by force for the supposed god.

All cause and effect was attributed to the gods. Anyone with an ounce of skepticism should see through the mythical claims.

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#38647 Mar 19, 2013
Characters.

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#38648 Mar 19, 2013
Allen wrote:
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So are you blaming the Wiccan faith for the choices that she made? How about the sexual abuse of young children amoung the Catholic faith? Can we blame that on religion? Or would it be fair to say that it is due to character flaws of individuals who are incapable of making rational decisions?
It is tragic that she chose to kill her children and label herself a monster, when she could've taken you out instead and been a hero.
I think the religion does have some blame to bear. The idea of priests being celibate is one problem and the idea homosexuality is another.Having a child look at a man in ways of super piety is problematic. The cover-ups compounded the problem.

When an institution pushes one to live outside his normal sexual life, I think it is more likely he will seek to fulfill his urges in more perverted ways.

I think when a society accepts homosexuality and allows them to marry without the condemnation by the religions, we will see less perversions.

Of course this will never eliminate all child abuse/rape though.

If you look at the individual testemonies of the victims, you will hear of how they felt the priest were of such piety and power that they felt they were of no wrong doing. When the kids told on them, the adults often did not even believe they could do such a thing.

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#38649 Mar 19, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
One of the most important things a person can possess in this life, besides their loved ones is the ability to not care what others think of them.Right, Silvercoast?
Agreed.
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Rougemont, NC

#38650 Mar 19, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Slaves were not free to leave their governors. Slaves were not free to chose their governors.
In America, even prisoners are not forced to work.
See the definition of slavery to see difference.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery
You need to reread that definition.
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Rougemont, NC

#38651 Mar 19, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So? Just because you claim to be independent does not make it so. Your words tell us a different story.
You side with most all things republican. This makes you a republican in my book. But I understand why you refuse to claim the party.
Just because you claim to be a Democrat does not make it so. You think like a Communist, you support a Communist leader that makes you a Communist.

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#38652 Mar 19, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to reread that definition.
From a dictionary, not an encyclopedia

Definition of SLAVERY
1: drudgery, toil
2: submission to a dominating influence
3a : the state of a person who is a chattel of another b : the practice of slaveholding

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sla...

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#38653 Mar 20, 2013
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.a...
Obama waves as he steps aboard Air Force One on the way to Israel
Reuters

US President Barack Obama has arrived, and Israel Police have provided a hotline for the public the access real-time information about traffic snarl updates.

Some 15,000 police officers have been called in to secure the U.S. president’s visit to Israel, in addition to the 600 members of the presidential entourage.

There are 2,000 police barriers positioned across the Israeli capital alone.

The public is welcome to call the special police hotline for real time updates on re-routing of Jerusalem traffic, at 1-700-553-100.

Traffic control has informed media that Highway 1 from Ben Gurion International Airport to Jerusalem is to closed for an hour effective 13:15 p.m. in addition to other intermittent traffic interruptions.

No parking will be allowed in Jerusalem on the following streets: King David Street from the Malmilla Mall, at Customs Junction, Emil Bhoutta Street, Mapo Street, Lincoln Street, and Washington Street towards King David Street.

Nor will parking will be allowed along King David Street and along the other streets listed for most of the next two days: Admoni, King David, Customs Junction (Mamilla Mall), Agron, Paris Square, Ramban, Rupin, Samuel Wise, Museums Boulevard, Kaplan (between Rothschild and Rupin), Israel Museum parking lot, Arlozorov, HaNassi, Wingate Square, Smolasky, Keren HaYesod, Flumer Square, Balfour, HaAri, Emil Bhoutta.

King David Street will be closed from Wednesday morning until Friday at 12:00 noon from the Mamila Mall (Customs Junction) to Flumer Square. Please note – no parking will be available. I wonder if the "taster" is among the 600?

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#38654 Mar 20, 2013
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
White House

Arabs in Bethlehem had a “warm welcome” for American officials who on Monday came to prepare for President Barack H. Obama's visit to the city Friday, by throwing shoes and garbage at the vehicles in an entourage from the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem. Hundreds of Arabs mobbed the vehicles outside the Church of the Nativity, where Obama is scheduled to visit when he comes to Bethlehem.

Sources in the city told Israel Radio that Arab protesters tore down posters with Obama's image, throwing them to the ground and spitting and stepping on them. The protesters threw shoes at other posters that were hung too high for them to easily tear down.

The American entourage had entered Bethlehem unannounced, apparently in an effort to avoid such scenes. The entourage was said to be comprised chiefly of security officials who were there to ensure that Obama would be safe during his visit. PA police attempted to stop the crowd from throwing shoes and debris at the American vehicles, and were only partially successful, witnesses said.

Sources in the PA said they were examining ways to ensure that Monday's protests were not repeated when Obama came to town.

Bethlehem Arabs 'Shoe' Obama Posters, American Officials
Arabs in Bethlehem had a “warm welcome” for American officials who came to prepare for President Obama's visit to the city
Didn't read this in a US paper, why?

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#38655 Mar 20, 2013
Does anyone have an OPINION on the President of the United States going to Israel? Since he just said it was good to "get away from Congress".

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#38656 Mar 20, 2013
A POT CONSULTANT???? I could do that job!!!

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#38657 Mar 20, 2013
emlu wrote:
Does anyone have an OPINION on the President of the United States going to Israel? Since he just said it was good to "get away from Congress".
I am more concerned about syria's use of chemical weapons on its own people.

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#38658 Mar 20, 2013
Think the "behind the scenes" approach, giving them arms is going to help? Oh wait, we know what happen with that, gag orders on the survivers.

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#38659 Mar 20, 2013
emlu wrote:
Does anyone have an OPINION on the President of the United States going to Israel? Since he just said it was good to "get away from Congress".
It was "nuts" for him to say it was good to get away from Congress with an open microphone. You would think he could joke about something else, if he was joking.

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