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“Breaking the spell”

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#36953 Feb 23, 2013
emlu wrote:
Foe you waco: The iconic "Victory or Death" letter written by Alamo commander William Barret Travis is back in San Antonio for the first time since it left by courier at the start of the famous siege at the old Spanish mission 177 years ago. Travis' letter seeking reinforcements to bolster his outnumbered rebel Texans failed to prevent their deaths nearly two weeks later on March 6, 1836. But the following month, Alamo-inspired men led by Gen. Sam Houston defeated elements of the same army under the Mexican president, Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, in an 18-minute battle outside present-day Houston to win independence for Texas from Mexico.
The single-page faded and yellowing letter, with Travis' words written on both sides, arrived by police escort on the grounds of the Alamo yesterday. It will be displayed for 13 days inside the shrine, beginning today. Travis' letter, written Feb. 24, 1836, was addressed to "the People of Texas and All Americans in the World." "I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch," the 26-year-old lawyer wrote. He promised: "I shall never surrender or retreat."
Was he fighting for twenty dollars? No, quite the opposite. He was fighting for something money does not buy. He was fighting not just for himself, but for many others.
But I understand the mind of black and white cannot differentiate nor make understand, values verses risk assessment.
Life is not a cowboy movie. John Wayne is a fictional character.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36954 Feb 23, 2013
TSF wrote:
Transportation Security Administration has spent $60,000,000,000
( 60 billion) since 911. No terrorist attacks have been stopped, 7 out of 10 weapons go undetected, they strip search grandmother while illegal aliens without papers or background checks load the baggage into the cargo holds. Their motto is GROPE AND PILLAGE. When it gets really cold, they even put their hands into their OWN pants.
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Why would you assume no terrorist acts were stopped? No one can know this, so how can you?

“Seek Light”

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#36955 Feb 23, 2013
can't breath so good

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#36956 Feb 23, 2013
Mike Du wrote:
<quoted text>Of course I expected the right wingers here would not understand or take my statement to an unreasonable extreme.
I was speaking to that one situation. I had no gun sticking out of my car, because if I did, I would not be allowed to have that job.
I have no problem defending yourself, but in some cases, you have few choices. Sometimes you have to just hope the law of statistics will work in the normal ways. Justice is not always swift. I could not imagine those guys(five of them)would be able to keep up that sort of behavior and not be in jail soon.
Even if you have guns, they are not always on your persons. So in some situations, you look at other choices.
I have no doubt all of you would have handed over the twenty bucks. Anyone who says otherwise is full of crap.
I always carry because that's the point. YOUR full of crap because YOU have no idea what other people will do, confidence is as big deterrent a when it comes to being a victim. Criminals look for lambs not lions.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36957 Feb 23, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Actually I didn't, Mike. I agreed with Bacon that you and your band of nitwits villify those who have amassed wealth by hook or crook.
I merely pointed out that you tend to play the victim instead of being responsible because that is what easy or comfortable. For you. Not for me or Bacon. Sorry we don't want to join your pity party. Perhaps YOU feel a mere $20 bucks is not worth dying over. I feel it wasn't their's to take and instead of "manning up" and not allow them to take it, you graciously handed it over to live your yellow belly'd life another day. You are a coward. Will point that out every time I see you post. You have no right to have a say because you wouldn't even fight to prevent someone taking something from you that wasn't their's to take. And guess what happens afterwards...Domino's passed on that expense to it's customers by raising the price of pizza...raising the price of bread sticks...instituting a "delivery fee" and so on.
Another example of how socialism is ill advised and personal accountability and responsibility is needed more now, than ever.
You want to know why the nation is divided? You can claim all the racial craptola you want...The nation is divided because zipperheads like yourself say "it's only $20 bucks"
Those $20 bucks have added up and the bill is due cock smoker...make sure your check to pay your taxes will clear.
And you act as if the rich are victims because they have to pay taxes to live in a civilized society that is highly conducive to making money they made here.

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#36958 Feb 23, 2013
Mike Du wrote:
<quoted text>Was he fighting for twenty dollars? No, quite the opposite. He was fighting for something money does not buy. He was fighting not just for himself, but for many others.
But I understand the mind of black and white cannot differentiate nor make understand, values verses risk assessment.
Life is not a cowboy movie. John Wayne is a fictional character.
You really should invest in a color TV someday.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36959 Feb 23, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Nope, straight from the dictionary....
Command- To exercise dominating, authoritative influence over: Ex. He commands any room he enters.
Demand- To ask for urgently or peremptorily: Ex. demand an investigation into the murder; demanding that he leave immediately; demanded to speak to the manager.
You should really learn to use the dictionary, it can be very helpful.....unlike Wikipedia where anyone can post a biased opinion/definition.
You just pointed to one possible meaning of the word and acted as if it were the only meaning of the word. Evidently you do not understand our language. Words can have a veriety of meanings.
If the context of the word in question is about someone getting attention, then yes, he could be commanding the attention due to his authoritative presence. But the context of my use of the word was not in any way like this. The ten commandments are not being followed due to respect, but due to the consequences that are threatened if they are not followed.
Christianity has this carrot and stick approach. The afterlife is one of the big ones they use. The claim of eternal life in a heaven or hell is quite the consequence if one believes it to be true. So if one is told he must obey the commands or be punished for eternity, this is not what I consider to be a request, but a command, or demand with dire consequences if he does not follow.

The commandments are demanding you worship the god also. How insane is it to demand such a thing? The consequence of not following the command of worship? Eternal damnation in a lake of fire. Our glorious leader? Kim Jong Il uses similar tactics.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36960 Feb 23, 2013
variety

“Breaking the spell”

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#36961 Feb 23, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>You really should invest in a color TV someday.
I know how republicans love the John Wayne, so I used it for the example. I see you have no rebuttal as always.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36962 Feb 23, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>I always carry because that's the point. YOUR full of crap because YOU have no idea what other people will do, confidence is as big deterrent a when it comes to being a victim. Criminals look for lambs not lions.
You carry in the shower? If not, then your absolute claim is false.
The situation was, I had no gun and had five guys surrounding me holding guns. I did the math and concluded twenty dollars was not worth my life. Maybe your life is only worth twenty dollars, but I value mine more so than that.
It is called risk assessment.

Did you carry a gun while you bartended? Even if you had one behind the bar, which is not legal and I doubt you had one, you do not always have the upper hand to grab it. This is just the realities of life, as this is no action movie.

Hell, even in the cowboy movies, sometimes the hero puts down the gun because he is outnumbered. He likely gets them by the end of the movie though.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36963 Feb 23, 2013
TSF wrote:
If the idiots would let passengers with concealed carry permits pack on board, no towel heads would even consider taking the plane.
If they did consider it, they would be killed before they could actually do it.
I am more afraid of idiots than terrorists. The only useful act I have ever seen by security was when they took a box of phosphorus stick matches away from an idiot tourist
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You have the freedom to hire a private plane and carry your gun.
Your statement has some big contradictions in it. If you are not afraid of terrorists, then why even mention them here?
I am sure the airlines are also worried about the other nut cases who are carrying guns or other weapons. This is why they allow none.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36964 Feb 23, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>I always carry because that's the point. YOUR full of crap because YOU have no idea what other people will do, confidence is as big deterrent a when it comes to being a victim. Criminals look for lambs not lions.
I think I did show confidence in the situation. I did not show fear, but treated the situtation as if were a business transaction. I thought this would show the criminals I was not phased by their actions. I think it defused the tension. Tension can cause someone to do something stupid.
The result is, I have had another twenty five years so far of life. So I think my choice worked out pretty darned well. That is less than a dollar per year.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36965 Feb 23, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>I always carry because that's the point. YOUR full of crap because YOU have no idea what other people will do, confidence is as big deterrent a when it comes to being a victim. Criminals look for lambs not lions.
If a gun is the only weapon in your arsenal, then you are not really well equipped.
I carry a brian and it never leaves my person, even in the shower. I survived for almost fifty years using it. So it has served me well.
Believe it or not, sometimes there are more solutions than brute force.
Someday the war mongering republicans will learn this.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36966 Feb 23, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
What kind of monster kills a little bitty girl?
Well the god of the bible killed every single little bitty girl on the planet in the supposed flood he created. What kind of monster does this? I have no doubt you have no answer.
No go worship your monster.

“Breaking the spell”

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#36967 Feb 23, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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TSF, I'm bringing in my own justice today. I saw on the news where they found the skull of that little girl, Zaharia)?) Baker, from Hickory, NC and her "stepmother" needs one of your favorite methods of dealing with bankers, the good ole guillotine. Before they use the guillotine, they need to cut off a hand, foot, leg, arm etc and put through a wood chipper like she did that child. I don't even know why people like her are still breathing. She should have received her punishment about 10 minutes after she confessed. Makes me sooooooo mad. Thinning out the population of people like this woman quickly would save the taxpayers a lot of money. That's my money saving tip of the day.
Obviously you are not bringing the justice, you only wish you were. But here in civilized society, we do not follow the rules of Bacon.
We have a system that has a constitution that demands we have due process of law.
Why do republicans hate the constitution?

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#36968 Feb 23, 2013
Mike Du wrote:
<quoted text>You carry in the shower? If not, then your absolute claim is false.
The situation was, I had no gun and had five guys surrounding me holding guns. I did the math and concluded twenty dollars was not worth my life. Maybe your life is only worth twenty dollars, but I value mine more so than that.
It is called risk assessment.
Did you carry a gun while you bartended? Even if you had one behind the bar, which is not legal and I doubt you had one, you do not always have the upper hand to grab it. This is just the realities of life, as this is no action movie.
Hell, even in the cowboy movies, sometimes the hero puts down the gun because he is outnumbered. He likely gets them by the end of the movie though.
I live by myself and yes I carry everywhere. There is a weapon in my bathroom. I prefer to be a lion than a lamb. The difference,you are a male, me, being a female will seem the weaker. I am a more likely target than you, as I was told by a Secret Service agent. I took her at her word. I will NOT be an easy target. When I was behind the bar, it was a different time and a not so likely a "target area", do some threat assessment yourself. I did break the hand of a customer who hit me in the face for being "cut off". Cut off pool cue with lead in the end worked like a charm. I am not impressed with your "realities" of life. You ARE correct in life is not a TV show.
TSF

Clayton, NC

#36969 Feb 23, 2013
I am not afraid of terrorist precisely because I am armed. I often travel by private plane because of the hassel encountered on commercial planes. The jets are cheaper and faster but by the time you go through all the BS and delays, the old recip/props can grind out the miles in about the same total time in transit.
Plus, being low and slow lets you see more of the landscape.
To me, the nut cases are the ones who qualify for concealed carry permits but are not armed. Just FYI, cops are known to have a higher crime rate than citizens with concealed carry permits. That indicates to me that citizens with training and extensive background checks are more dependable than cops.
Mike Du wrote:
<quoted text>You have the freedom to hire a private plane and carry your gun.
Your statement has some big contradictions in it. If you are not afraid of terrorists, then why even mention them here?
I am sure the airlines are also worried about the other nut cases who are carrying guns or other weapons. This is why they allow none.
TSF

Clayton, NC

#36970 Feb 23, 2013
If you are lucky, you will live your life without encountering a situation where force is the ONLY solution left. I'm not a republikan and I hope that reality continues to be my companion.
Mike Du wrote:
<quoted text>If a gun is the only weapon in your arsenal, then you are not really well equipped.
I carry a brian and it never leaves my person, even in the shower. I survived for almost fifty years using it. So it has served me well.
Believe it or not, sometimes there are more solutions than brute force.
Someday the war mongering republicans will learn this.

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

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#36971 Feb 23, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text>Sometimes I go to the airport body scanner just to show off.
My man! Hahaha... Start calling you tripod

“Seek Light”

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#36972 Feb 23, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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My man! Hahaha... Start calling you tripod
haaaa! Just an accident of birth, can't take any credit!

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