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  • $9 minimum wage: Poverty reducer or job killer?

    02/16/2013 10:55:19 PM PST · 33 of 65
    a5478 to quantim

    It has no net effect. Politicians do it to take up air and make like they are moving forward.

  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 9:14:26 PM PST · 47 of 56
    a5478 to donna

    Yes, that is the wording.

  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 9:10:55 PM PST · 45 of 56
    a5478 to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    An ex-con is going to be more dependable in a rural situation than an urban one? An ex-con followed a path of crime because of “real world” pressures that are somehow less evident in a rural setting?

    The above is your plan for saving taxpayer dollars? Have you calculated the cost of testing/evaluation, transportation, social services, recidivism and legal costs? It is cheaper to maintain a lock on the cell with a person getting 3 squares and a beautiful exercise room.

  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 9:03:14 PM PST · 44 of 56
    a5478 to DarkWaters

    Wreaking havoc on private enterprise is the goal of the administration.

  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 9:00:41 PM PST · 43 of 56
    a5478 to FreedomPoster

    Getting into trouble with the EEOC is even easier than that.

    It makes an excellent tool for government blackmail to employers or businesses when the government needs a “spokesman” for a “shovel ready” project.

  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 8:58:38 PM PST · 42 of 56
    a5478 to goldstategop

    Can an employer say they hire people with excellent work history and proven track records of success and dedication to a particular job?

  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 8:54:23 PM PST · 41 of 56
    a5478 to goldstategop

    From a conservative point of view, does the federal government prosecute employers for being selective regarding hiring practices?

  • Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

    02/16/2013 3:39:08 PM PST · 1 of 56
    a5478
    The Obama administration is building Catch-22's for business. In order for a business to succeed, it will have to break the law. It could get a pass, though, if the business will take certain specified actions that support the federal government. In other words, the only way to get ahead will be to break the law.

    #communist #Facebook&taxbreaks

  • Too Big to Nail: The Biggest Scandals...

    02/04/2013 7:45:01 PM PST · 5 of 5
    a5478 to All

    The article also details the government-insurance company partnership in Obamacare. The insurance companies benefit from a government that forces consumers to purchase a product.

  • Too Big to Nail: The Biggest Scandals...

    02/04/2013 7:44:51 PM PST · 4 of 5
    a5478 to All

    The article also details the government-insurance company partnership in Obamacare. The insurance companies benefiti from a government that forces consumers to purchase a product.

  • Too Big to Nail: The Biggest Scandals...

    02/04/2013 3:17:37 PM PST · 1 of 5
    a5478
    This article exposes the real issue at the center of federal power. Read the article carefully. Everyone, including AP, Politico, Washington reporters are in on the switch. Use this to see where you want your political donation or letter to go. Menendez is small-fry.
  • Now you can sue over flight delays: Landmark ruling will mean payouts for holdups over 3 hours (UK)

    02/04/2013 3:09:14 PM PST · 17 of 17
    a5478 to Zhang Fei

    “Economically speaking, it’s not efficient”

    contradictory to

    “it’s a good way to..”

    Your logic does not confirm that additional judicial regulation leads to lowered congestion. Neither does the court ruling. It only leads to higher prices for everyone for everything.

  • Now you can sue over flight delays: Landmark ruling will mean payouts for holdups over 3 hours (UK)

    01/31/2013 9:01:02 AM PST · 15 of 17
    a5478 to Zhang Fei

    You are being sarcastic, right?

    Curing congestion would mean more airplanes in more places and more travel options.

    Higher airline prices means higher prices for for everything that is deliveried via air. If a company pays more for employees travel that price is passed on to the product sales and eventually you and me.

    A lawsuit and subsequent regulation leaves hinders competition which results in no choices in air travel and higher prices for eveything.

    Just hoping you were aware of that.

  • Now you can sue over flight delays: Landmark ruling will mean payouts for holdups over 3 hours (UK)

    01/30/2013 4:52:50 PM PST · 8 of 17
    a5478 to All

    The article says it will “cost airlines millions”

    It’s going to cost consumers millions is what they should have said.

  • Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

    01/25/2013 10:33:54 PM PST · 22 of 23
    a5478 to fieldmarshaldj

    It’s not enough to hurt ticket sales but enough to lend validity to gay marriage.

  • Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

    01/25/2013 5:57:47 PM PST · 18 of 23
    a5478 to longtermmemmory

    The NFL is playing the cards they are dealt.

    What possible reason does a corporation for athletic entertainment have for entering the disusion on gay marriage?

    Threat of bad press? Financial reward for celebrity quotes?

    Otherwise, their objective is to meet their financial obligations and promote the sport.

    Think about it.

  • Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

    01/25/2013 5:54:42 PM PST · 17 of 23
    a5478 to stevio

    The NFL has to play the game.

    It’s the same game Jesse Jackson played with the Rainbow coalition. A corporation either makes a donation or sponsorship or face huge negative branding from the righteous Rainbow coalition for prejudice.

    The NFL faces the same system with the liberal left orgs. What better way to gain acceptance for same sex marriage than have Big Strong NFL Football players come out in support of Same Sex Marriage.

    The NFL is in business as an entertainment organization. They want above all to avoid negative press or accusations. It’s all a game.

  • Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

    01/25/2013 5:48:32 PM PST · 16 of 23
    a5478 to apocalypto

    Of course he sounds like he a vested interest in the issue. Every celebrity that is quoted on any given issue sounds profoundly vested.

    I’m saying that his investment in the issue is the financial incentive he receives for his contribution.

    As I said, notice the perfectly innocuous quotes?

    Ever notice that conservative celebrities who might be “vested in this issue” (meaining any issue) are quoted in the most awkward light possible?

  • Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

    01/25/2013 5:38:56 PM PST · 13 of 23
    a5478 to All

    It’s not just the gay marriage issue.

    Do you notice how perfectly quoted celebrities are who make a statement at just the right time? Their statements are perfectly suited to add their weight to the issue.

    Conservatives who personally make a statement will be quoted with all the akwardness that comes with a natural response.

    Whether Abayand agrees or is gay or has a cousin is immaterial. The point is I think he collects a little on his celebrity to lend his name to a perfectly timed, perfectly coined quote.

    It’s a financial decision. Not a philosphical one.

  • Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

    01/25/2013 3:24:37 PM PST · 1 of 23
    a5478
    I am beginning to believe that there is a market for celebrity support for particular issues.

    I'm not saying this ballplayer is one of them, necessarily. But the timeliness of celebrities who "volunteer" their support to particular causes is a skewed percentage to individuals who cast their voice to hot button issues with perfectly timed media attention.

    Actors and those in entertainment would be more susceptible to nice financial deals to keep to a particular public script. Given the fat accounts of SEIU, etc., it just makes me wonder who is getting paid to say what.

    Sean Penn comes to mind. Hugo was probably able to pay a princely sum for the friendship of a "big Hollywood American" to give him validity.

    Because an actor or athlete is well-known, it doesn't mean their financial situation is secure. An extra couple of hundred thousand plus travel and expenses for a few years would be nice.

    Just like politicians who make their living saying what we want to hear, it seems there is another psuedo pol group paid to stick to a script.

    Perhaps a conservative celebrity is a rarity because we don't pay well.

  • Sarah Palin Out At Fox News Channel

    01/25/2013 3:01:03 PM PST · 39 of 160
    a5478 to All

    Godspeed Sarah! She is centered and strong and I look forward to her continued leadership.

  • Where is anncoulter.com?

    01/25/2013 2:51:00 PM PST · 38 of 39
    a5478 to jonrick46

    I agree w the economics of drug availability. It can be as subject to taxes and regulation as anything else.

    However, I’m not too crazy about driving down the road amongst the potheads. Are there already laws governing that. Is a DUI inclusive to all substances?

    Just hoping.

  • Where is anncoulter.com?

    01/23/2013 4:54:29 AM PST · 32 of 39
    a5478 to All

    Thanks everyone.

    Evidently it was a temporary outage.

    lol, I realize all the reservationt about Ann. I read a lot of sources - not necessarily the ones I agree with.

    She is a smart and articulate woman who is fearless talking to people who don’t agree with her world view.

    Those of you who can’t decide if she’s your type or not, don’t sweat it. She’s prob got someone that is not like you.

  • Where is anncoulter.com?

    01/23/2013 4:54:19 AM PST · 31 of 39
    a5478 to All

    Thanks everyone.

    Evidently it was a temporary outage.

    lol, I realize all the reservationt about Ann. I read a lot of sources - not necessarily the ones I agree with.

    She is a smart and articulate woman who is fearless talking to people who don’t agree with her world view.

    Those of you who can’t decide if she’s your type or not, don’t sweat it. She’s prob got someone that is not like you.

  • Where is anncoulter.com?

    01/22/2013 8:53:52 PM PST · 1 of 39
    a5478
  • Michelle Obama Too Busy Shovelling Food In Her Mouth - Eyerolls Boehner

    01/21/2013 9:51:43 PM PST · 68 of 70
    a5478 to chessplayer

    lol. Or just starving from eating school lunches.

  • Michelle Obama Too Busy Shovelling Food In Her Mouth - Eyerolls Boehner

    01/21/2013 9:36:53 PM PST · 67 of 70
    a5478 to chessplayer

    lol. Or just starving from eating school lunches.

  • Michelle Obama Too Busy Shovelling Food In Her Mouth - Eyerolls Boehner

    01/21/2013 4:44:51 PM PST · 30 of 70
    a5478 to All

    This is a very nice dinner occasion and she is slumped over her food with her elbow on the table like a 5 year old.

    Bad manners all around. An absence of class.

  • Will GOPs Back Bobby Jindal’s Push to Put the Pill Over the Counter?

    12/22/2012 10:54:47 PM PST · 69 of 69
    a5478 to Dr. Sivana

    The examples you give of practical immorality are errant. Neither of those is practical at all. They are neither practical as policty or as individual choice - they are both acts predicated on desperation.

    Please reference the specific Jinda agenda which legalized the sale of medication of this nature to underage children without adult consent.

    Self medicating has its pitfalls. Individuals will perhaps sue the manufacturer instead of their physician for unintended outcomes. There will be huge headlines regarding each particular result.

    This results in more self education as people will not simply take what the doctor prescribes. In general, I like philosophical constructs. In reality, I would like to prevent the need for abortion and for ending quasi contraception clinics that actually exist to perform abortion.

  • Will GOPs Back Bobby Jindal’s Push to Put the Pill Over the Counter?

    12/22/2012 4:16:06 PM PST · 67 of 69
    a5478 to a5478

    Argh-”by the most erudite”

  • Will GOPs Back Bobby Jindal’s Push to Put the Pill Over the Counter?

    12/22/2012 4:13:15 PM PST · 66 of 69
    a5478 to Dr. Sivana

    The morality of making birth control available to people who view themselves as both moral and Christian is that it is available to people who view themselves as moral Christians.

    Further, contraception is transparently available to the segment of the population that engages in behavior that results in abortions.

    There are laws that govern the sale of products to the under aged. If they can’t buy a can of spray paint, they can’t buy contraception w/o parental permission.

    The practical and economic appeal goes far beyond a narrow philosophy that is maintained buy the most erudite religious thinkers.

  • The God Complex

    12/22/2012 1:53:00 PM PST · 87 of 87
    a5478 to a5478

    Lol... Correction: “soften a heart” not a bear (that’s a whole ‘nother discussion)

  • The God Complex

    12/22/2012 1:50:20 PM PST · 86 of 87
    a5478 to Sherman Logan

    Prayer to soften a bear or open eyes to the gospel, yes. How would God grant forgiveness for disbelief in himself ? The individual has chosen separation from God, which is death.

  • Will GOPs Back Bobby Jindal’s Push to Put the Pill Over the Counter?

    12/22/2012 1:27:14 PM PST · 63 of 69
    a5478 to Dr. Sivana

    Moral female Christians use birth control. It is a Practical choice that doean’t weigh heavily on the conscience, if at all. Regardless of philosophical reasonings of all the heavy weight thinkers, birth control is the choice over married abstinence, multiple pregnancies or children. These individuals call themselves moral Christian women. Perhaps many of you will have to rethink your classification.

  • Will GOPs Back Bobby Jindal’s Push to Put the Pill Over the Counter?

    12/20/2012 9:14:12 AM PST · 31 of 69
    a5478 to Dr. Sivana

    Moral issues are not the under the sole conservatership of the Catholic Church. The media quotes them more often because they can easily identify the leader. Moral conservatives use birth control.

    Seeing it available over the counter is an excellent idea whose time has come. Many other drugs have made the leap from prescription to counter. It makes too much sense for it to be a huge issue.

    Go Bobby Jindal.

  • Will GOPs Back Bobby Jindal’s Push to Put the Pill Over the Counter?

    12/20/2012 7:54:50 AM PST · 3 of 69
    a5478 to SeekAndFind

    Seems like a common sense idea to me.

  • The God Complex

    12/19/2012 7:46:51 PM PST · 83 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    Lol, I was asking you because of your comment in 68.

    I suppose that is something on which we can both agree.

  • The God Complex

    12/19/2012 10:45:25 AM PST · 81 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    I have maintained that Jesus’ words were that no one knows the time of his return. Not even him or the angels. That it is God’s timeline that he has not revealed.

    I’m not sure where you thought I indicated that the book of Revelation changes that.
    ??

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 11:38:28 PM PST · 77 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    How can you take a chapter on assurances for enduring suffering as Christians that He is faithful to us on the day of judgement and turn it into something frightful?

    With Christ Jesus, we are made clean. White as snow. Acceptable to God. It is impossible for us to do it on our own. What a “Blessed Assurance”. Jesus is not for the perfect but for the imperfect.

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 11:31:58 PM PST · 76 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    I thought that was my question.

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 11:28:45 PM PST · 75 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    Wow, the whole verse reads, Matthew 12:”31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”

    A verse that confirms what I have been saying. What is blasphemy but to revile the Holy Ghost?

    Thanks.

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 11:14:34 PM PST · 73 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    Matthew 24:”36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father.

    42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”

    Why would Jesus say this and then the Book of Revelations spills the beans?

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 11:01:45 PM PST · 70 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    Just a further explanation of God’s commandments as issued by Jesus:
    “37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.38 This is the first and great commandment.39 And the second is like unto it , Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 10:59:49 PM PST · 69 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    Thank you for permission to pray for the lost.

    You know, there’s also that little bit in Matthew 7:”1Judge not, that ye ben ot judged .2For with what judgment ye judge , ye shall be judged : and with what measure ye mete , it shall be measured to you again .”

    God is love. It is enough.

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 10:46:00 PM PST · 67 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    1John 5
    “12 So whoever has God’s Son has life; whoever does not have his Son does not have life. 13 I write this to you who believe in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. 14 And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. 15 And if we know he is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for. 16 If you see a Christian brother or sister sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it. 17 Every wrong is sin, but not all sin leads to death.”

    It’s important to take these snippets in context. The book of John is guiding Christians to be able to identify sin and the Law identifies it. In the very first chapter he tells us, “He is faithful to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.”

    He goes on to say,1 John 3: “23 And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 24 Those who obey God’s commandments live in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Holy Spirit lives in us.”

    The only sin that leads to spiritual death is disbelief-it separates you from God.

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 10:00:57 PM PST · 65 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    I suggest you reread the bible in the light of Grace. God’s plan is to redeem his people to life everlasting in his holy presence. He revealed his plan through Christ Jesus. He made it very simple. Faith as small as a mustard seed is all it takes to find your way to Christ as Savior.

    As Jesus made clear, God’s timeline is his is own and He has not revealed it to any man, including Jesus.

    You are obviously faithful and have studied much. My studies have lead me to believe that we are called to proclaim Him and love much. Everything else is frosting.

    I can’t help but feel sad for the little boy in Adam Lanza that did not receive the help he needed. And for his mother who didn’t know how to help him. If he were alive he should go to jail. But he’s not, he’s dead and it is not for me or you to decide his spiritual fate.

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 9:05:37 PM PST · 61 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    On the contrary, I addressed everything in post 45. Christ tells us he seeks as a shepherd the (all/each) sheep that has gone astray. He tells us that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. He reconciles us to God through his death and resurrection and our belief in him. Through him, God has made us perfect in His sight.

    There is a difference between consequences on earth when breaking the law and your spiritual journey. Redemption is open to all at any point on their journey. The only sin of death is one of disbelief.

    The brain is a physical organ of our body. It can malfunction just like any other part of the body. I think that young man needed medical intervention and he was failed and as a result, those children were failed.

    Psychiatry is not under the sole proprietorship of Communists. If that were so, residents of communist countries would be much happier. Psychiatry can be purposed to the good of individuals who need it.

    It is misused, no doubt, but it is also valuable to many. It’s misuse doesn’t diminish it’s value.

    You do know that the gospel is the “good news”? We are called to spread the good news. We are not called to assign spiritual judgements, that is God’s territory. Our job is to love...to love our neighbor as ourselves. I think that means even our pissy, unwashed, crazy neighbor. I think that is much harder and can only be accomplished with His help.

    I think Adam Lanza suffered and we all paid for it.

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 7:49:26 PM PST · 59 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    When I read the link you posted about how some of the lost sheep are redeemed, I don’t understand your point. The passage describes a scene in which Satan gathers every evil and surrounds believers.

    Then “and fire came downfrom God out of heaven, and devouredthem.10And the devil that deceivedthem was castinto the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormentedday and night for ever and ever.”

    Which, to me, sounds like a happy ending in Revelations for believers. God’s people are saved and evil is cast into the fiery pit eternally. It makes me want to rejoice.

    A little lost on your point.

  • The God Complex

    12/18/2012 7:34:48 PM PST · 58 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    Laws are for governments in a fallen world. It is what it is. It is as it should be.

    Well, according to Christ’s words, he seeks redemption of the one that is lost and will leave the 99 in order to bring the one back into the fold.

    Jesus fulfilled the law. He became the sacrifice to reconcile us to God. His yoke is easy and his burden is light, says He.

    Romans 8, in it’s entirety spells out the fullness of God’s love and his Spirit at work in us. Ending with, “37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,m neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

    Oh, man. THAT is some love. Why do you want to say that poor, wretched, miserable, suffering, mentally debilitated young man that God is not big enough to love him?

  • The God Complex

    12/17/2012 3:13:26 PM PST · 43 of 87
    a5478 to Yosemitest

    Yes, in the Old Testament, we were under the law and had to know the law in order to detect evil and put it from us.

    Now we have Christ and his spirit that transforms us and intercedes for us that evil is put away from us.

    Is not Christ the shepherd and does he not seek each and every lost sheep? Not just the good and pretty ones, but Every lost sheep.