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Sevierville, TN

Chile gets it's miners, America gets the shaft.

Where do you get this copy and paste bullshit? All my writings here and elsewhere are my own. If I use the writing of another author, I am always sure to see that they are credited. I was born and raised in a small coal mining town in West Virginia and I often go to that Topix site just to see what is going on in my old hometown. I usually don't spend much time there though because I am disgusted with the lack of class and education exhibited by the people who post there. I am sad to say that Sevierville's Topix page has become as bad or worse. The worst of it is that it all boils down to one classless, tasteless, perverted instigator who completely ruins any chance of carrying on any intelligent discourse or social interaction on this site. A word to the wise, if you ignore a contrarian they eventually go away because all they want is attention.  (Oct 14, 2010 | post #5)

Sevierville, TN

Chile gets it's miners, America gets the shaft.

We all watched with amazement as the chilean miners were pulled to the surface where they donned the Chilean flag and sang the Chilean national anthem. Was a word of appreciation uttered to America for her contribution to the rescue? The drill bit that drilled the rescue shaft was designed and built in Pennsylvania. The rescue shuttle was designed by NASA and the Boeing Corporation but all you will hear is that it was made by the Chilean navy because they had a hand in it somewhere. Had it been left up to the Chilean government, they would still be drilling for several months. When will the world recognize that the country they are all so quuick to denegrate and destroy is the only country that will come to save their asses in times of need?  (Oct 14, 2010 | post #1)

Sevierville, TN

Racist Me

I was raised to be racist, all my life I heard black jokes, polish jokes, racist songs and rhymes. That's the way I felt and what I believed until I moved into my first apartment. We had a neighbor, a little african american woman that I'll call Miss Helen. She was always extremely friendly and I was finding it harder and harder to hate her. One day my daughter was riding her bike in the parking lot when she fell off and skinned her knee. Miss Helen saw it and she jumped up like a shot and ran inside her house. I didn't know what she was up to, so I gathered my daughter up and started toward our apartment when Miss Helen came running out with a little tackle box. She stopped us and sat my daughter down, opened her tackle box and started cleaning the wound, she sanitized it and bandaged it and made sure my daughter was feeling better before she let us go. Curiously, I started talking to Miss Helen, getting to know her and her daughter. She was a widow living with her daughter and raising three of her grandsons whose mother had been murdered. You would see this little woman up at 6am going down to the laundry pulling her little cart and she would work tirelessly all day long. She also volunteered her time working in the concession stand for the local little league and collecting donations for March of Dimes. No matter how busy she was she always had time for a friend or a neighbor, no matter what. She was the salt of the earth and the world would be a better place if there were more like her. Soon I started to hate my own hatred and I vowed to change. I didn't realize how much I had changed until I was talking to my brother-in-law, telling a funny story about something a clerk at the bank that I use had said to me. He said, "You mean that colored lady?" I stopped for a minute, I hadn't realized it until then that she was african american, I had become color blind and a much better person for it.  (Sep 16, 2010 | post #1)

Welch, WV

Donna Gibson & Denny Hale

Is that Denny Wayne Hale? I grew up with him in Edmor Village, I haven't seen him in about 25 years.  (Dec 3, 2009 | post #2)

Sevierville, TN

The beat of a different drummer

If I moved to another country, I wouldn't expect the area to make changes to accomodate me. Assimilation would be my responsibility, not theirs, unless it's a highly ethnic area like Little China where you have to use a bilingual system to do business. Although our library does not offer books in Chinese, these items are readily available on the internet.  (Dec 3, 2009 | post #1)

Welch, WV

Just ONE valid argument, please???

Man, I went through your questions one by one, clicked post and it all disappeared, I'm not going through that again, there are several websites that answer all these questions and more. I felt like it was an exercise in futility anyway because no answers will be adequate to convince you.  (Jan 14, 2009 | post #133)

Welch, WV

Just ONE valid argument, please???

We really only hear about Cain and Abel because they were the first generation to suffer from the sins of their father and mother.  (Jan 13, 2009 | post #132)

Welch, WV

Just ONE valid argument, please???

The problem here is that we try to impose our own mortality on Adam and Eve but, you have to remember that Adam and both lived to be around 900 years old and had, according to the Jewish tradition, thirty-three sons and twenty-three daughters. The Bible never says how old Cain was when he took his wife but, there could have been 20, 30, 40 or more generations before he wed. Adam and Eve were as near to perfection as two human beings will ever be, living on a pristine and uncorrupted planet, and therefore reached an age that we can never dream of seeing. There were probably several hundred if not thousands of people before Cain took his wife.  (Jan 13, 2009 | post #131)

Welch, WV

Just ONE valid argument, please???

Okay then, you say that you are schooled in the Bible and it is full of hypocracy yadda yadda yadda. Please provide me with one solid example of hypocracy or contradiction and allow me to answer your question. I will be away for a few days but, I will answer your question when I come back. By the way, where do you get "opium induced"? I have never ever come across any evidence that even hints that any of the biblical authors were opium addicts. Why are you so bent on convincing Christians of the fallacy of their faith? If you don't believe then why do you give a flying flip if I believe? My faith doesn't affect you in any way, shape, form or fashion until you attack me for it. It seems to me that someone of your intelligence could make much better use of their time than coming on Topix and spouting the same old rhetoric over and over and over again. What aould it take to make you happy? Would you be happy if everyone believed as you do? Wouldn't that be extremely boring? It's our differences that give us something to talk about, something to think about. What a dull world it would be if we were all the same............  (Jan 9, 2009 | post #111)

Welch, WV

Just ONE valid argument, please???

Scripture is our best physical evidence of God's existence the rest requires faith. Even if you don't believe in God or Jesus Christ there is still much wisdom to be gleaned from the pages of Holy Scripture even for a non-believer. I am a Christian but, that doesn't mean that I can't learn something from the Quran or other religious (and non-religious) texts. To completely ignore the Bible because you disagree with it's message is to deny yourself the wisdom and knowledge of some of the greatest scholars of times past.  (Jan 8, 2009 | post #109)

Welch, WV

Just ONE valid argument, please???

You know, I and others on here have repeatedly and accurately answered your questions over and over and over again. I believe the one yu are trying to convince is yourself. You know deep down that there's a God shaped hole in your heart and your anger is evidence of your rebellion. At some point there can be no more answers, it requires faith. Hebrews 11:1 says "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. You keep asking us to prove that God exists, we cannot prove or disprove that for you. It's up to you to gather the evidence or lack thereof and make a decision regarding your own faith.  (Jan 8, 2009 | post #103)

Sevierville, TN

Do you go to church?

how's this teach, better?  (Jan 7, 2009 | post #25)

Welch, WV

Who Hates the Atheist ?

I'm gonna play devil's advocate here for a minute. If we say that a child should be a choice, shouldn't the father have as much say in the birth of his potential offspring as the mother? What if they disagree? What if mama wants the baby but, papa doesn't should he be able to opt out? Where's his choice? It just seems to me to be a very slippery slope when we start destroying lives for the sake of convenience. If the mommy-to-be decides to have her child and then within the next year or so finds out that she's just not cut out for motherhood, should she be able to have her baby euthanized? Where does death for convenience end?  (Jan 7, 2009 | post #115)

Sevierville, TN

Do you go to church?

LOL, no it's not a member of my family! It's a pic of a little girl that went viral and circulated around the internet for a while. I thought it was cool because she looks almost exactly like former SNL star Chris Farley who, was and remains to be one of my favorite comedians, God rest his soul. I'm a huge fan of comedy and comedians, I've seen Carlos Mencia, Pauly Shore, Blake Clark and others in concert.  (Jan 7, 2009 | post #24)

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WV boy living in Great Smokies

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Welch, WV

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North Welch

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Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum

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The Conservative Party

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work, sleep, eat, repeat

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got anything better to do?

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100.3 or 103.5 fm Knoxville

Read This Book:

Cell by Stephen King

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my family, computers, fishing, camping, boating

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2008 Elections

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God, Country, Democracy, Our Troops