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Tulsa Mayor Candidate Wants Creationism Exhibit At Zoo

Is evolution a fact? No. Let's move on. Science is all about answering questions and addressing doubt. It's what drives it. What's your point? In fact, what's your theory or hypothesis or whatever you want to call it? What are you invested in? Do you believe in an ancient Earth and "micro" evolution (even though there is no difference between micro and macro...it's all evolution)? Are you a YEC holding on to a 6000-year old Earth and no evolution, micro or macro? Let's hear it. To which theory do you ascribe?  (Sep 9, 2009 | post #739)

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Tulsa Mayor Candidate Wants Creationism Exhibit At Zoo

Yep. Excellent site. At least David Barton has stopped using the quote. Some folks here need to keep up with the times.  (Sep 4, 2009 | post #686)

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Tulsa Mayor Candidate Wants Creationism Exhibit At Zoo

Facts? Including this: "James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: "We have staked the whole future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments. " Looks like you're getting your "facts" from the wrong people (David Barton, perhaps?). Madison never said it or wrote it. You present no facts, only a weak argument. The FACT is that Jesus, neither implicitly nor explicitly, is mentioned in the Declaration or the Constitution. Could there have been references? Certainly. They are not there for a reason. The authors and signers could chose to read into the document whatever they wanted, just as you do. But words, or lack of words, matter. What stopped Madison from arguing for it? He knew that it was poison to both religion and government and his writings bear that out. All you can do is use a made-up quote.  (Sep 3, 2009 | post #682)

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Tulsa Mayor Candidate Wants Creationism Exhibit At Zoo

In other words: you have no reasoned response. That tells me all I need to know.  (Sep 2, 2009 | post #679)

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Tulsa Mayor Candidate Wants Creationism Exhibit At Zoo

No parsing necessary. You can read into the Declaration and Constitution whatever you want. Doesn't make it so. "As far as The Declarations goes, just what do you think 'endowed by our creator', 'inalienable rights' or 'we hold these truths to be self-evident' refer to & actually mean??" It means what it says: God, the Creator, the higher power and the Natural Law that made impotent the "divine rule" of Kings and Queens. True deist language. It does not say Jesus, our Saviour, in His name, etc. Could it have? Certainly, but it doesn't. And there's a reason for it and not's not because everyone back then assumed it or recognized it as "coded" language. Certainly Jefferson didn't. BTW, Jefferson didn't write "their Creator" in his original draft. Consider Madison. What stopped him from asserting the role of Christianity in the Constitution? There was every opportunity and it was not done. He and others elected not to do so because it ran counter to the intent of the document and would have weakened if not destroyed both Religion and our constitutional government.  (Sep 1, 2009 | post #669)

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Tulsa Mayor Candidate Wants Creationism Exhibit At Zoo

The "founding fathers" had every opportunity to incorporate God, Jehovah, Jesus, etc. into the Constitution. They elected not to do so. It was not an error of omission, it was an act of commission, as the writings of Jefferson, Madison, et al. bear out. Jefferson, after all, was a deist. There's a reason the Constitution doesn't mention Jesus.  (Aug 31, 2009 | post #663)

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Tulsa Mayor Candidate Wants Creationism Exhibit At Zoo

Many of the founding fathers, including Jefferson, were Deists. They could believe in a Creator (note it says "their CREATOR") without having to accept the divinity of Christ. Jeffeson was a unitarian, not a trinitarian. Haven't you heard about his bible?  (Aug 12, 2009 | post #203)

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Tulsa Mayor Candidate Wants Creationism Exhibit At Zoo

Nope. We can come close sometimes, but OK takes the cake.  (Aug 12, 2009 | post #201)

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LIPA rule mandates disclosure of new contracts' costs

Enviroment = Environment  (Jun 4, 2009 | post #41)

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LIPA rule mandates disclosure of new contracts' costs

Tell that to Adrienne Esposito and Citizens Campaign for the Enviroment, who just HONORED Kessel. Unbelievable.  (Jun 4, 2009 | post #40)

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Government OKs lab to replace Plum Island

Because the feds wanted a Level 4(?) lab and some Plum Island locals and politocos (the loudest ones) only wanted it renovated and kept as a Level 3(?) lab. You're concerned about 60 acres in Kansas?  (Jan 13, 2009 | post #20)

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High-end steakhouse at Nassau OTB abruptly closes down

Is Maryann Holzkamp, former Glen Cove mayor, still the treasurer of Nassau OTB?  (Jan 12, 2009 | post #5)

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LIPA keeps ratepayers in the dark on $6B spending

As in take the total amount of the bill, all inclusive, and divide it by the kWh. 16 cents/kWh in the peak of summer. My December bill was 14 cents/kWh. Being from Houston, you know even better than me that we use a lot of kWh for AC in TX. So, my summer bill is still pretty big.  (Jan 12, 2009 | post #69)

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Nassau sales tax revenue plummets

Tom Suozzi submitted his 2008 budget way back when with a prediction of increased sales tax revenue (not to mention mortgage tax revenue). Your elected officials rubber-stamped it. Nuff said.  (Jan 10, 2009 | post #87)

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LIPA keeps ratepayers in the dark on $6B spending

Ouch! Rates are now up around 16 cents around DFW. Some people are complained about the big jump from 10 to 16 when their last contracts were up.  (Jan 10, 2009 | post #60)

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