• heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 08:36 PM
    I AM STILL WONDERING ABOUT OYARDE TIME, THOUGH. HOW DO I CONVERT MOUNTAIN TIME TO OYARDE TIME?
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 PM
    THAT'S RIGHT! ONE OF THE COLLEGES I ATTENEDED IS LOCATED ON A RESERVATION. THE INDIAN ART IS VERY NICE. THE HEARD MUSEUM HAS A LOT OF NICE PIECES. :) http://heard.org/
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 PM
    IS THAT CLOSE TO MOUNTAIN TIME? THERE ARE A LOT OF INDIANS LIVING IN THIS TIME ZONE. NAVAJOS, HOPI, ETC.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 PM
    THERE IS TRUTH IN THIS. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS COMPARISON IS THAT IN THE HUMID AREAS, THE TEMPERATURE COOL SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE LATE AFTERNOON/EVENING. HERE THE HEAT REMAINS IN THE AIR ALL NIGHT-ESPECIALLY IN PAVED AREAS-THESE BECOME "HEAT ISLANDS". :(
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Today, 06:59 PM
    Yes but it's also likely that it's not going to work out so well for the females, either. Do you really think Cersei is long for this world? The Dorne snakes are still useless. Yara has worked pretty hard to become leadership material, though I doubt her people will be happy to give up reaving and raping. If Jon's days are numbered, it's be the fault of Littlefinger and not Sansa, plus I'm not sure the story will resurrect Jon, have completed his backstory, then have Littlefinger poison him or something.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 PM
    Consider yourself lucky. 94 is late spring weather here. ATM, the daily highs are typically 110-120. :/
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  • Working Poor's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 PM
    I used to own a junk shop and someone came in with a gold looking bracelet they wanted to sell. I told them I would give them $10 for it turned out it is 24 K and weights 1.75 oz. I think I got a really good deal.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    YES. ACTUALLY, DEATH VALLEY USUALLY ISN'T AS HOT AS PHOENIX. THE CLIMATE HERE IS SIMILAR TO THE WAR ZONES IN THE 'STAN, IRAQ, ETC., SO A LOT OF TRAINING OPERATIONS GO ON HERE IN TEH DESERT. THERE'S ALSO SOME GINORMOUS MILITARY BASES LIKE LUKE AIR FORCE BASE.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 03:25 PM
    HOW HOT WAS IT? I NOTICE THAT WHAT MIDWESTERNERS AND EAST COASTERS THINK IS "HOT" IS SPRINGTIME WEATHER TO PHOENIX.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    The average conservative "capitalist" feels the same way-hence the popularity of police and laws that allow legalized plunder. :( Successful regime propaganda is successful.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 PM
    Orthodoxy dates itself to the day of Pentacost, FWIW. ca. 30-33 Holy Spirit descends on the day of Pentecost. 34 Apostle Peter founds See of Antioch. 35 Name Christian first used in Antioch. The Great Schism and the birthday of the Roman Catholic Church is 1054, which is not controversial, AFAIK. I've seen it in secular textbooks when I took Western music history classes many, many years ago.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    spent a few years in a German jail for proving the holocaust is a hoax.^^
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 PM
    Checked. I'm still correct. Thanks anyhoo. ~hugs~
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  • Working Poor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    If the polls are not including Johnson I don't believe them.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:28 PM
    What's Diebold's political campaign donation distribution like this year? #corporationsownthecandidates
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    Yup. That's actually a quite sizeable voting bloc, and 'twas a smart move for those guys to capitalize on it.:cool:
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Peter, between 50-67 A.D. Paul. y/w.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Most of these are essentially "there is gravity, hence the earth is flat."
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    A lot of the lighter vehicles also happen to be the fuel efficient ones. It's a lot better than tracking people around. Incidentally, if people are going to nitpick about wear and tear on the roads, then the elephant in the room is that they'd have to track me to see which roads I'm on. If I spend a great deal of time on dirt roads or roads that will need very little/no upkeep to be funded by my fuel tax, I'm still taxed the same under all of the proposed systems.
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    Yesterday, 03:51 PM
    "I love fat boys/men"?
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    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    Burrito Lives Matter. Now they're teaching their young how to destroy young burrito lives.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    Hell, look at how BLM hijacked this thread, for instance...
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    People who are disabled are discriminated against. All-stop. If you want to advocate for the disabled, then address the root causes of that discrimination. BLM states on their website that black disabled people are more likely to be discriminated against, so they're focused on that. That's not addressing the root cause. People don't ignore the disabled because they're black. LGBT people are discriminated against. All-stop. Whether one thinks, from a moral perspective, that the discrimination should exist is a separate matter. BLM states that black LGBT people are more likely to be discriminated against, so they're focused on that. That's not addressing the root cause. People don't dislike homosexuals based on skin color. So, no, I'm not hurt about being "excluded" but I do think it hurts the effectiveness of a group to protest loudly and pretend to stand for something they're really not. You were the one who said earlier in the thread that BLM was there to address issues of police brutality, etc.. I pointed out that it's not the case per their own website. "Black Lives Matter" is interjecting race into situations where race isn't the underlying problem. You'll find, for instance, that even taking white drug-related incarceration rates, there's a massive disparity between how someone cooking meth in a trailer and some society girl forging prescriptions for medication is treated. You could even go so far as to make them look alike, be the same age, come from two-parent homes, etc., and you will have the same issue. Take a quick browse through crimes against LGBT motivated by sexual orientation, and you will see an awful lot of the victims are not black. Not "a few" or "the exception," but many.
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    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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    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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    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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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
    Precisely. The gas tax also encourages --- without being an utter asshole about it --- people to consider fuel efficiency when purchasing a vehicle. The consideration may amount to "fuck it; I am getting a muscle car" but it's still in the back of our minds. We went from a small SUV and a Cadillac to two Civics at one point, and the difference was substantial enough to make it a huge consideration going forward.
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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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