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Frijoles

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Oct 27, 2012
 
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Is there any service that government can run without ......deficits ?
I didnt realize that government was intended to run as a business.
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Oct 27, 2012
 
Lecture 5

The Comprehensiveness of the Holy Prophetís Life- Part-30

Who can be an Ideal Model?

Apart from these physical activities, there are the actions of heart and mind which belong to the world of emotions and feelings. With changing moments, we experience different feelings and emotions. Sometimes we are pleased and some times angry; some times happy and sometimes gloomy; we sometimes suffer hardship and sometimes indulge in luxury; sometimes we taste success and sometimes failure.

In different situations we act under the influence of a variety of emotions. Our good moral conduct depends on the control and balance of these emotions. We need the sublime example of the selfless Prophet of Madinah which could inspire us to exercise control over the intensity of our basic desires and lead us safely through the ways he himself traversed under the Divine guidance.

In order to deal with many different situations of our life, we need to have certain qualities of mind and heart like courage, fortitude, will power, patience, gratefulness, faith, resilience, self-sacrifice, contentment modesty, humility etc.

But only a practical example can inspire in us these noble emotions. Where else can we find them all in one place except in the person of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)? If we look at the available information about Moses, all we get is the strength and brevity of a courageous leader but no examples of a kind and soft heart showing mercy to others. Christís life is full of love and mercy and kindness, but nothing to inspire the powerful emotions.

In human life, we need a balanced blend of love and power. In Prophet Muhammadís biography we can find an excellent balance of mercy and strength, showing numerous examples of both.

Why Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is a Role Model Only Prophet Muhammadís personality displays miraculously balanced emotions found in a human being in a wide variety of situations. If you are wealthy, follow the example of the noble trader of Makkah and trustworthy custodian of the treasures of Bahrain. If you are poor, look at his example when he was confined to a place called Shiíb Abi Taleb outside Makkah for three years where even the bare necessities of life were denied to him and his children, or when he was forced to leave his hometown and emigrate to Madinah.

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Voluntarist

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#42358
Oct 27, 2012
 
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He was served.
You sound like the ACLU now.
what are you talking about served?
Where is the indictment?
Voluntarist

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#42359
Oct 27, 2012
 
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You must live in a very special place, for "special" people.
Butterflies, rainbows, bluebirds. I'm a little jealous.
Don't be stupid, government is always the problem, not the solution.
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#42360
Oct 27, 2012
 
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Yeah because we know there's none of that in the private sector.
There wouldn't be any if government wasn't involved.
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#42361
Oct 27, 2012
 
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The IRS.
(like cheese to the mouse)
Its a well known fact that the IRS is corrupt.
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#42362
Oct 27, 2012
 
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Can I smoke some too?
You already do
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#42363
Oct 27, 2012
 
Frijoles wrote:
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I dont recollect anyone calling him a conservative
What is CFR? Is that like a socialist?
Do you believe in Meatloaf?
He is like William Crystal, a trotskyite.
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#42364
Oct 27, 2012
 
Frijoles wrote:
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I didnt realize that government was intended to run as a business.
Government was instituted to protect individual rights.
A systemic failure.
Frijoles

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#42365
Oct 28, 2012
 
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He is like William Crystal, a trotskyite.
You are probably the only person in the world who calls Colin Powell a trotskyite.

Do you know what a trotskyite is? Or do you just like how the label sounds?
Frijoles

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#42366
Oct 28, 2012
 
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Its a well known fact that the IRS is corrupt.
Self knowledge is a powerful attribute

Thats the best you could come up with? I handed that one to you a sterling silver platter.
Frijoles

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#42367
Oct 28, 2012
 
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Government was instituted to protect individual rights.
A systemic failure.
Not true. Government was also instituted to provide services.
former res

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#42368
Oct 28, 2012
 
Frijoles wrote:
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You are tardy - I did all of that yesterday.
For 300 bucks you could buy a minigenerator to power your fridge and a few lights.
NWS is predicting 4-8 foot storm surges - thats pretty high but down from the record breaking 13 they were forcasting earlier.
I'll probably buy a new snow shovel tomorrow. Its time.
Good planning; and I though I was the old Boy Scout.

I really thought 8 a.m. 3 days ahead would be ok. But I was rightfully schooled.

I was doing a repair and needed a couple of large wood screws yesterday afternoon, then thought better of trying to go to Home Depot in this storm-prep season. Decideda the nails I had would do for now.

Did you get the generator? I've never had one. But it's a good idea.
former res

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#42369
Oct 28, 2012
 
Voluntarist wrote:
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what are you talking about served?
Where is the indictment?
It hit him in the head. He definitely got the message.
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#42370
Oct 28, 2012
 
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Don't be stupid, government is always the problem, not the solution.
Be careful of absolutes.

I would want to say that you are "always" wrong, for example.
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#42371
Oct 28, 2012
 
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There wouldn't be any if government wasn't involved.
There you go again.

No business would do anything corrupt without gov't?

Greed did not exist before gov't?

Again, so simple to live in such a black and white world.
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Oct 28, 2012
 
When asked by Schultz what, if anything, the remark said about the attitudes of the Republican Party, Colonel Wilkerson (Powell's former chief of staff) said:

"My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people -- not all of them, but most of them -- who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that's despicable."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/lawr...


By The Associated Press
Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/27/14...
Voluntarist

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#42373
Oct 28, 2012
 
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Self knowledge is a powerful attribute
Thats the best you could come up with? I handed that one to you a sterling silver platter.
Any other examples? so far you couldn't come up with 1 example of a government department that isn't a) corrupt or b) running in deficits.
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#42374
Oct 28, 2012
 
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Not true. Government was also instituted to provide services.
The preamble of the Ct constitution and the us declaration of independence lays out the purpose of government, provide "services " isn't declared.
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#42375
Oct 28, 2012
 
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There you go again.
No business would do anything corrupt without gov't?
Greed did not exist before gov't?
Again, so simple to live in such a black and white world.
Example?

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