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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 PM
    My husband owns a junk shop and we sadly steer clear of gold. I bought an acid kit, but I don't trust myself. Youtube makes it look simple but reality isn't so simple.
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 PM
    Wow - this is so on target I can't believe I never thought of it: We are running out of people. In other words, everyone is very pleased at the fact that the employment rate is rising. Well, statistics tell us that we need more and more people to produce less and less.
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  • Bryan's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    I certainly disagree with your characterization, but you're welcome to point out flaws in the moderation; I understand things aren't perfect and we aim to do better. Brian pointed out the issues here. I don't deny that some members are using arguments that I do not see as helpful to our movement. I do not question their intent or motives however, it doesn't matter if I did anyway. With the right due-process, long time members can be banned but I'm not going to railroad anyone who has been here 5+ years. They have earned more than that, just like you have earned more than that. Still, I'm not afraid to hit anyone up side the head with good arguments.
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  • Bryan's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 PM
    I'm honest about enforcing the guidelines, and there are many violations here-- not that they were flagged, which is extremely helpful for the site to be run properly since the staff can't read everything. And no, it is not acceptable to call members in good standing "trolls"; nor does it really make sense to call someone that who has been here for 9 years. I have reviewed much of the discussion and agree you make some excellent points here. Sometimes we allows some latitude of discussion if there is a large degree of value and there can be some positive education on the matter within our member base. It just helps to know how to get people to change their perspective on some things, mocking them and calling them trolls doesn't help. If you want to make a different you need to challenge people intellectually. For example, here's is an attempt on that for this thread: I would agree this is what is going on, any most specifically, the elites don't care about race issues, they care about control issues and they will destroy what is needed to get what they want. Many races have fallen victim to this and more will in the future if they are not stopped.
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    angelatc replied to a thread For Sale: Water Distillation Unit in Marketplace
    It's called Giggle Water. The whole thing is available online, but I have the hard copy. Neener, neener:
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    The right wing group had the permit. The far left showed up to start trouble. They are always the violent, aggressive ones.
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    Driving is voluntary. If you don't drive, why should you pay for the roads?
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    The libertarian solution is some sort of user fee. That's just that.
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    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    angelatc replied to a thread For Sale: Water Distillation Unit in Marketplace
    I have a book that was printed during the Roaring '20's that has all kinds of recipes, including the legendary Bathtub Gin. I hang onto it because I figure spirits will trade as well as gold during the end of days. :D
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    I hope it sticks. It isn't like the theater chain handed out guns, FFS.
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    It allows propane fueled cars, electric cars and cooking oil powered cars not to pay anything at all. I drove a 1993 Ford Escort. But I am sure I used a lot more gas than a Prius even though I would assume the wear and tear was approximately the same. I am (or was, before the Great Recession) a cost accountant by trade, and IMHO the gas tax is not the most effective method of distributing costs.
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 AM
    If you are using it, then you need to pay for it. That's kind of the point of libertarianism. With the introduction of alternative fuels, a gas tax probably isn't the most efficient way of distributing costs.
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    I do not. A little ways back, I sent her a message through the forum, hoping that she'd get a "You have a private message" notification but no response. Maybe you should try.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 AM
    I believe in the decentralization of power, which is a Biblical principle, first derived in Genesis with the formation of the tribes of Israel (I don't have time to delve deeply into that, but it can be proven). So, to answer your question, I would advocate a system that is similar to what we had in our early republic, where local, state, and county governments are formed by Christians from various denominations to assess how crimes should be punished within their respective jurisdictions. So, for example, if a Presbyterian is living in a county full of Roman Catholics, and those Catholics have laws which he believes do not square with Biblical justice, then he can find another county where there are mostly Presbyterians and from there, they can work together to apply God's Law based on their Biblical convictions. That's what we had in the earlier days of America, with entire states being composed of one Christian denomination from another state of a different Christian denomination. It's one of the reasons why the First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," because their definition of "religion" was related to Christian denominations, understanding that each state was by and large composed of a particular Christian denomination.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    Because if you want to have a just society, then there needs to be an absolute standard for determining what is just and unjust behavior. Once you have established that, then you can deal with how unjust behavior ought to be punished. Why is that? Because God desires holiness from His creatures, not just internally but also externally, which is why God expects us to put away evil from society as it emerges. And, of course, evil is defined by God's Word, not majority opinion nor by current trends of acceptable behavior.
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    Yesterday, 08:45 AM
    If you're a Christian, then you should already know how one determines what governments God has ordained. That's why we have disciplines such as Biblical and systematic theology to delve into the subject on what the Bible teaches about the nature of government. But it is a topic that can be ascertained, and it is one that no other worldview (secular humanism, Islam, etc.) can account for.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    No, it doesn't make me an anarchist; it just means that I hold to the view that God rules society, and therefore, He is the One Who delegates authority (those who minister to others) and sets their jurisdictions within a civilized society. That's why an elite subset of society should never manipulate the rest by force. All people should be self-governed by God's Law before they take any position of authority within God-ordained governments (family, church, and state) to ensure that an elite group do not take over society by their own whims. When that happens (as it is currently in American civics), then it is a good indication that people in positions of authority are not self-governing themselves in God's Law.
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    Yesterday, 01:22 AM
    The only way we can answer the question, "Should X be criminalized," is by, first, answering, "What does God say about X?" The two questions go together, when we are discussing what sexual sins should receive civil sanctions. But, of course, it takes wisdom to understand how to apply those sanctions in our modern world, and that can be challenging at times, I admit. But, nonetheless, it still needs to be considered when we're assessing public policy and its relation to sexual taboos. Another thing to keep in mind is that the page marked "New Testament" in our Bibles is not inspired by God. That fact is very important because when we are talking about continuities and discontinuities between the Old and New Covenants, we need to realize that the Old Testament laws still applied when the New Testament was being written. Thus, the authors' approach to how Old Testament laws would apply to them in their own day would not have been riddled with many of the assumptions that we face today in modern Christianity (with ideas such as the "Two-Kingdoms Approach," "Law vs. Gospel" dichotomies, Dispensationalism, and other concepts which inherently but inadvertently pit the Old Testament against the New Testament). Unfortunately, you, yourself, are guilty of those very approaches to the New Testament, which is why you fail at understanding how the Old Testament applies to us today. Remember, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness..." (2 Timothy 3:16). If sexual acts were condemned with civil penalties in the Old Covenant, then those penalties apply civilly, in some way, in the New Covenant. Otherwise, you would have to say that God made a mistake when He decreed those sexual acts as punishable by civil law under the Old Covenant. But, once again, it takes wisdom to understand how they apply today because the world has changed since the times of the Old Covenant. But the moral indictment against certain sexual behaviors does not change because moral laws are eternal, by nature.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 AM
    Ronin, you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about in relation to Paul's theology. It's funny how you consider yourself more educated about the relationship between Jesus and Paul when world-renown Biblical scholars, such as N.T. Wright, have been applauded for their research and writings about Paul's life and theology. If you have any serious, objective interest in how Paul's theology was consistent with Christ's doctrines, then I recommend that you watch this lecture from one of the best Pauline scholars in the world, and learn something:
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    Yesterday, 12:01 AM
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 09:20 PM
    What "uncontrolled systems" are you referring to, fisharmor?
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    06-25-2016, 09:16 PM
    Exactly, erowe1. That's all Ronin Truth does. He can't give a definitive, comprehensive rebuttal to anything in which he disagrees with. All he knows how to do is copy and paste links. That's why his credibility, especially in these kinds of discussions, is always suspect because of his laziness and ignorant flippancy of facts that he has no intention of researching. He seriously needs to leave these forums and stick to playing Solitaire online or something.
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 06:12 PM
    Oh the tolerant leftists and their unbiased messaging.
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    06-25-2016, 05:59 PM
    angelatc replied to a thread For Sale: Water Distillation Unit in Marketplace
    I have had people imply that it could be used for making home brewed spirits, but i know nothing of that. And I am not being coy - I know nothing.
    10 replies | 181 view(s)
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