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North Richland Hills, TX

Immigration - North Richland Hills, TX

Voted SUPPORT, but submit doesn't work. (Chrome browser incompatibility?)  (Jul 21, 2010 | post #3)

North Richland Hills, TX

Immigration - North Richland Hills, TX

Yes  (Jul 21, 2010 | post #2)

Euless, TX

Offshore Drilling - Euless, TX

Voted SUPPORT, but the Submit button never submitted the vote. Offshore drilling should be allowed. The overwhelming majority of the industry is extremely safety-minded with an excellent record. The derelict few should not punish the rest. As for the crude damage, crude is a natural earth substance. Sure, it will kill off animals in a spill. But, the earth will *naturally* manage the spill, too. Man's instant-minded approach is not nature's either, it's actually many of the environmentalist who, though steward-minded as they should be, are not in harmony with HOW nature manages itself. Lastly, there are natural ways to speed up the clean up, and yet more politics and such are slowing that down, if not preventing it (as some have personally testified, including the AL governor).  (Jul 21, 2010 | post #3)

Euless, TX

Offshore Drilling - Euless, TX

The majority of drilling and operations is very safe. The derelict should not punish the diligent, and those depending on them for their livelihood.  (Jul 21, 2010 | post #2)

Euless, TX

Auto Break-In's in Resident Driveways

Brooklyn, NY? What's that part of Texas got to do with this? ;-p  (Jun 20, 2010 | post #4)

Euless, TX

Auto Break-In's in Resident Driveways

We are having auto break-in's, the usual after-school-is-ou t for the summer. I lost the following: 1. Socket set - black box about 12"x9"x2 ", metric and U.S. 2. 2 million candle handheld lamp, grey. The kind that comes with a battery pack and cigarette plug-in cable. 3. Music CDs - about 30 of them, mostly Strunz & Farah, Switchfoot, Matt Kearney, Boston, Stevie Ray Vaughn. The Matt Kearney is a green CD copy of the original. The police say next time, just take action with a club or gun. Hmmm. OK.  (Jun 17, 2010 | post #1)

Lafayette, LA

moving

Extended Stay, Kaliste-Saloom & Hugh Wallis, 30-day stay deals less than $900 with all taxes/etc. Mini-kitchens included.  (Mar 20, 2010 | post #4)

Natchitoches, LA

Happy birthday, President Obama

That's right. BUT, you *can* be POTUS!!!  (Aug 4, 2009 | post #38)

Republican

Birther Movement is an embarrassment

Why bother? When you can be POTUS without having to show it, what's the point?  (Aug 4, 2009 | post #1194)

Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers Journal: Capitalism Has Swamped Democracy

fatally flawed logic: "You see, there's no such thing really as pure capitalism without rules and regulations that set limits on profit making, because otherwise it's everybody out for themselves. Otherwise, nobody can trust anybody. Otherwise, it's the law of the jungle." 1. rules and regulations do not change *human nature* 2. it isn't *free markets* running the U.S. in the ground, thus *not* capitalism. There's no market for the American Executive Model, there's no market to have Financial U.S. walking in/out of the Fed. Reserve w/ freshly printed cash, and more.  (Jun 17, 2009 | post #472)

Cher

Chastity Bono Announces Sex Change

Why is this news?  (Jun 14, 2009 | post #427)

Religion

Cardinal says atheist's theories "absurd"

Yes, it can be. But, not by mankind. ;-) And, THAT is by Divine Design. God can prove God exists. And, He says He *will* (per scripture, He is withholding doing that for the reasons He gives). But, yes, it can be proven. God can prove it. And, He will  (Jun 14, 2009 | post #3701)

Christian

Dinosaurs

As a Christian who believes the Bible is inerrant (and it is), and educated as a Geologist, I am amazed at Christians who insist the Bible is a scientific discourse from God - WHEN IT IS *EXPLICITLY* NOT THE CASE QUOTING NONE OTHER THAN GOD HIMSELF: The Bible, explicitly, says the following: (a) man was given *dominion* over the earth, and to have it over all creation eventually. (b) God may be known by the things that are made, aka the creation itself. (c) God is (i) not concerned with scientific discourse (ii) *explicitly* leaves that to man as a heritage, to demonstrate man's glory (which further demonstrates God's glory, having created man in the first place), and for man's pleasure/joy via taking dominion over creation. The above is *explicit* in scripture. The following are *not* explicit: 1. The world was created in 6 24-hour days. 2. Adam was the first human being created. A. Adam was the first *documented* case of a human being creation. B. Adam is first in Christ's *lineage* - he was not the ONLY human beings on the earth - and nothing less than scripture, explicit scripture, supports that very claim: creation itself is ALSO a revelation from God, the Bible says so. AND, mankind's dominion per God-given appointment. NOTHING...ABSOLUTE LY NOTHING about this takes a single iota away from the message of the Bible. It DOES show how fallible Christians are, reading into the Bible what is not there. (And, the fact hundreds of seminaries teach otherwise doesn't make it any more correct). Using the Bible as a science text is like using an auto maintenance manual for a cookbook. "Evolution vs. Creationism" is a FALSE DICHOTOMY. The Bible IS inerrant: about the message it *IS* giving mankind: 1. mankind is, by nature, lacking both the character and competence to rule over creation without 'wasting and destruction in their paths'. That is, a standard less than acceptable by God (and that should be *good news* to believers and non-believers alike). Aka, this is "sin". 2. Mankind is appointed to *choose* in this life the values, standards and authorities it will live by. 3. God will appoint an age for #2 to occur, while redeeming mankind's failures (Christ was appointed *before* the world began) to choose correctly (because God is perfectly just, yet also loving). 4. Then, there will be other *ages* to come. In the meantime, God is *explicit*: the creation is under the dominion of mankind. Via his God-given faculties: the world is what it is Geologically. Claiming God changed all the physics, chemistry and biology by fiat is so against all that God reveals about Himself in scripture alone: NOT TO MENTION THE *FACT* God says look to the creation itself to reveal who He is. As The Father stated: my people perish from lack of *knowledge*. (Note: He didn't say 'faith', but *knowledge*. And, note the tons of scriptures admonishing Christians to "get wisdom" and "be wise". "Wisdom" in modern terms: COMPETENCE) God didn't wave a wand to create the world. He isn't waving a wand to save you. He isn't waving a wand to redeem mankind. He isn't waving a wand to convert your nature through a calling. God doesn't do magic. He does miracles. Many would be wise to take to heart the difference.  (Jun 14, 2009 | post #125)

Christian

Dinosaurs

And, THAT is in the Bible...book of II Opinions ;-0  (Jun 14, 2009 | post #124)

Illegal Immigration

"Anchor babies" not protected under 14th amendment, says ...

It makes sense this way. 1. Anchor babies were never citizens in the first place. A. Ignorance - tax districts, schools, etc. gave them citizen benefits thinking they were. B. Politics - many allowed it for political gain. C. Snowball - get some precedence e.g. via the first two and you have a 'snowball effect' C. Accountability - all of the above got away with it b/c the *real* citizens are too busy working, rearing families, etc. and expect their own officials to know the law and uphold it. It makes perfect sense why we're in this mess: our gov't is not looking out for *us*, rather their own interests and *deliberately* playing politics for that purpose.  (Jun 14, 2009 | post #844)

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