• lilymc's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 PM
    That's pretty much been my position from the start. I hope I'm wrong, but that seems to be the way it works these days. Presidents are more like actors or spokespersons for the PTSB. If they run as a Republican, they pretend to be conservative… But for the most part it's just an act. When I saw how they shut out Ron Paul, I gave up hope on anyone genuine and good actually making it to the presidency.
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    Today, 04:11 PM
    Many of us agree with you that the serpent seed theory is false. I certainly do. But that is different than the idea that the "sons of God" written about in Genesis 6:4 were fallen angelic beings who mated with human women, creating the Nephilim. There are many very compelling reasons to believe that is true, and it was the predominant view for the first 4 or 5 centuries, until the Sethite view came about. To answer your question, the Bible is clear that angels have, at times, taken physical form. Once again, just because we can't completely wrap our minds around an idea doesn't make that idea false. It's the same with the free will so-called paradox – just because you can't understand it doesn't mean it is false, it just means that your finite mind cannot comprehend it, at this time.
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    Today, 03:46 PM
    Exactly. And this may be a controversial thing to say, but I believe that sort of hard-core Calvinism is more than a mere misinterpretation of Scripture. It's satanic. Who else but the enemy of God (the devil himself) would want to portray the God in such a horrendous way? A diabolical monster Puppeteer, who causes billions of people to do horrible things, then sends them to a fiery hell for doing precisely what he made them do. A twisted, anti-freedom, tyrannical God who is so insecure that he must micromanage everything and disallow free will. Does that sound like God or another spiritual entity we all know about? I think many of us here know the answer to that question. Amen. The ironic thing is that SF has accused a few people here of being misled by a cult, but his belief system has almost all the characteristics of a cult. It certainly warps minds, because hard-core Calvinists throw logic, common sense and their conscience out the window to instead believe horribly twisted ideas, based on cherry-picked scripture.
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    Today, 03:03 PM
    Somebody please Neg zippy for me, I'm out right now.
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    Today, 02:56 PM
    The House. But we know better than to expect you to know anything about the Constitution.
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    Today, 02:36 PM
    It has more to do with them than you do.
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    Today, 01:58 PM
    A good article but I agree with Greenwald just a little bit anyway, IF it comes down to a choice between the memo not getting released or one of Greenwald's options somebody needs to go kamikaze, preferably someone who is already going to retire anyway, that is how important this is.
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    Today, 01:45 PM
    There is proof he isn't: Leviticus 19:15 “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.” King James Version (KJV) Exodus 30:15 “The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.”
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    Today, 01:26 PM
    Demoncrats and their policies always make things worse than Republicans unless the Republicans copy Demoncrat policies, just because we know how to run things better than Republicans do doesn't mean Demoncrats aren't even worse.
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    Today, 01:53 AM
    Mayor Catherine Pugh relieved Police Commissioner Kevin Davis of his duties after 2 1/2 years as top cop. Pugh, then announced that Deputy Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, who has been on the force for 30-years, will take Commissioner Kevin Davis‘ spot effective immediately. Commissioner-Designate DeSousa: "Baltimore has long been my home and I've spent my career on its streets and in its neighborhoods to address problems and bring about solutions that are meaningful for the people we serve." MORE: https://t.co/evEpMlu8dC pic.twitter.com/LRzexpylkM — FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) January 19, 2018 “As I have made clear, reducing violence and restoring the confidence of our citizens in their police officers is my highest priority,” said Pugh. “The fact is, we are not achieving the pace of progress that our residents have every right to expect in the weeks since we ended what was nearly a record year for homicides in the City of Baltimore.” The fact the Pugh is achieving no progress at all should be disheartening to residents og Baltimore. The city closed out 2017 with 343 homicides, just shy of the 353 set back in 1993 when the city had 100,000 more residents. Last year, Baltimore hit a 100-year low in total population, as the city as a whole continues to shrink in size. On top of that, the city has experienced 50-years of failed Democratic leadership coupled with deindustrialization, which has turned the area into a war-zone. As shown below:
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    Today, 01:48 AM
    1. Trump can declassify anything he wants. All classification by the U.S. government has no basis in laws passed by Congress (with one tiny exception that is irrelevant here). Rather, all classification is based on presidential executive orders, which rely on the president’s constitutional role as commander in chief of the armed forces. According to the Supreme Court, the presidential power “to classify and control access to information bearing on national security … flows primarily from the constitutional investment of power in the president.” That means presidents can also declassify anything they chose to — for any reason or no reason — as they have done in the past. George W. Bush, under pressure in 2004, declassified the section of the 2001 presidential daily brief headlined “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” Barack Obama declassified the Justice Department memos produced during the Bush presidency on the legality of torture. Thus if the House Intelligence Committee merely releases a version of its memo without the supporting documentation, that won’t be just because they don’t want Americans to see it – it will be because Trump doesn’t want us to see it either. Note that GOP House members are insistent that releasing the memo and the underlying source material would not remotely harm national security: Releasing this classified info doesn't compromise good sources & methods. It reveals the feds' reliance on bad sources & methods. — Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 18, 2018 So what possible justification is there for Trump to continue to conceal this alleged evidence of massive criminality from the American people by hiding it behind “classified” designations? Indeed, it is illegal to abuse classified designations to hide evidence of official criminality: so not only can Trump declassify such evidence, one could argue that he must, or at least should. 2. The House (and Senate) intelligence committees can declassify any material they possess. According to the procedural rules of both houses of Congress, their intelligence committees can declassify material in their possession if the committee votes that such declassification would be in the public interest. It is then declassified after five days unless the president formally objects. If the president does object, the full chamber votes on the question. It is true that – in a measure of how embarrassingly deferential Congress is to the executive branch – neither the House nor the Senate intelligence committees has ever utilized this power, so it’s impossible to know how this gambit would play out in practice. But if Trump refused to release proof of the Obama administration’s misdeeds, congressional Republicans should have a straightforward way to overrule him. 3. The Constitution protects members of Congress from prosecution for “any speech or debate in either House.” Members of Congress have legal immunity for acts they commit as part of the legislative process. Article I, Section 6, clause 1 of the Constitution states that “for any speech or debate in either House, shall not be questioned in any other place.” It is this constitutional shield that protected Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska from legal consequences in 1971 when he read sections of the Pentagon Papers during a meeting of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and then placed the rest of the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record.
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    Today, 01:37 AM
    Not gonna watch it, the title set off my bunk detector.
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    Today, 01:15 AM
    And they kill birds too.
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    Today, 01:06 AM
    Your post will undoubtedly be used as evidence by Nikki Haley at a UN meeting someday soon.
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    Today, 01:01 AM
    So you are saying you'd rather be a dead man than a red man?
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    Today, 01:01 AM
    Like I said, the burning of Jan Hus.
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    Today, 12:57 AM
    Unless you are guilty with no hope of hoodwinking the jury and can get a reduced sentence like this freak.
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    Today, 12:53 AM
    If he can get it attached it will either keep the bill from passing or will at least get something good done while they pass garbage, it's a real win-win if he can do it.
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    Today, 12:39 AM
    You haven't won yet.
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    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    I'm not distressed, it's not about me. It’s that unbelievers or people who are on the fence are continually being misled by this religion section. There's a lot more to be said about that, but the last thing I feel like doing right now is getting into an argument with you. Thank you for sharing your testimony. And thank you for speaking out on these threads. You're absolutely right that God is not a capricious, monster control freak puppetmaster, as Calvinists portray him. The funny thing is, they sound exactly like Christian hating hard-core atheists. Exactly.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    Rex Tillerson harshly criticized Russian meddling in our hemisphere, accusing the Russians of equiping the Rastafarian State in Jamaica. The Russians issued a rebuttal and warned Holness must leave office, or there will be dire consequences.
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    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    The only reason they would have for erasing this stuff now is to stymie trials and cover ass. I mean, whatever data they had from those years has served it's evil purposes by now. Their apology would be insulting if it wasn't expected.
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    I mean another for the reading list. I do read some, not as much as I used to. I'm on call more often during winter, opposed to just normal hours, so my list is backed up more than usual. That's all.
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    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    I dont know about you guys, but today was at least as, if not more, productive for me than yesterday. Maybe there's something magic to this shutdown business... Is that you Christina Wilkie?
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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    You guys and your books... :P There's another for the list.
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    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    Social. Gospel. ...? Sounds like a name somebody invented out of frustration, because they couldn't honestly admit their religion was flawed somewhere. The Social Gospel might be heresy, but its still a Christian one. For what its worth, I have no idea what Putin means by "very similar" - I take it "Christianity" to him is only EO/RO - which is why I never used "very". Also, if 19th cent. Papists were struggling internally with Progressivism and Socialism, that's interesting and didn't know that. I can see it in the 20th for sure.
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