Posts by Apple Pan Dowdy

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  • What Was Mary Thinking?

    12/19/2014 5:55:19 AM PST · 2 of 22
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Gamecock
    "The question is: Do you know?

    INDEED, that is the question! And what a beautiful conclusion to the lesson. Thank you for sharing it.

  • TIME's Choice for 'Person of the Year' Angers Supporters of Ferguson Protesters (Of course)

    12/11/2014 6:22:57 AM PST · 42 of 45
    Apple Pan Dowdy to vette6387
    "The only time I ever see a copy of “Time” is when I visit the doctor."

    If you are smart, you will not touch any magazine in a doctor's office.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cold and flu bacteria can survive for up to 8 hours on magazines. Researchers tested four strains of pathogens, including E. coli and staph bacteria, and found that all strains survived on a paper surface. "Most of the tested pathogens were quite stable on paper for up to 72 hours,” state the authors — that’s three full days. The researchers managed to cultivate germs from the same sheet of paper seven days after the bacteria was first spread on the surface.
  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 8:13:31 AM PST · 49 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    You are right in saying that we are discussing when is Sabbath. I must admit that after reading the last line of the article we are discussing, I saw it said, "We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."

    So, admittedly, foremost in my mind and my haste to post quickly since I only have a few more minutes before leaving, I wanted to make it clear that as a Protestants, my church (the PCA, Presbyterian Church of America, the evangelical, and conservative offspring of the Presbyterian Church) does not hold worship services on Sunday because the Roman Catholic Church "transferred the solemnity" .... we do it to commemorate the day Christ arose.

    If I am remembering correctly, you brought up the possibility that since quite a lot of scripture and prophesy spoke of or representing the "3 days", that, "Friday to Sunday does not pan out."

    I pointed out that indeed, if you take into consideration that in the Old Testament the expression “one day and one night” was an idiom used often by the Jews for a day, even when it was applied to only a part of a day.... them indeed the commendation of the 3 days to Sunday does pan out, and scripture backs that up when scripture points to the first day of the week being the day that the tomb was found empty.

    Now you are admitting that you are not contending He did not arise on the first day of the week.

    Firstly, I am confused, then..... what exactly did you mean by,""Friday to Sunday does not pan out?"

    And secondly you said, "The 4th commandment is God’s word about its time." IN reality, the 4th commandment merely says, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy." If in the new covenant with God, the first day of the week is the sabbath day, then so be it.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 6:50:20 AM PST · 32 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to cuban leaf
    "Also, for me, a day of worship and a day of “rest” are not the same, especially since EVERY day is a day of worship and Jesus is my rest."

    I love the way you say that, cuban leaf, for it is very true.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 6:47:41 AM PST · 31 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    "Finally! Truth. Thanks for speaking plainly."

    Agreed and well said. Protestants choose to keep Sunday as the "Day of the Lord" to commemorate the day He arose, thus sealing our salvation. On the year in history when He arose, the day DID fall on Sunday, the first day of the week, thus we commemorate that day.

    However, I will point out again what I said in post #5..... it is important to recognize that God has a claim to all of my time. When I give Him one day of the week, it reminds me that He owns all seven!

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 6:39:26 AM PST · 30 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    "That is about the most convoluted description of 3 days and 3 nights I have ever heard."

    Be it may..... however, the evidence for which day He rose is absolutely clarified in Scripture:

    Matt. 28:1-2: “Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.” The first day of the week is Sunday according to Judaism, according to the New Testament since Saturday is the 7th day.

    Mark 16:1-4: “Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away-- for it was very large.”

    Luke 24:1: “Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.”

    John 20:1 “On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.”

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 5:59:39 AM PST · 20 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    "I urge you to do a study on the above statement by Jesus and research the day Christ was crucified on and when he arose. It is a full 3 days and nights. Friday to Sunday does not pan out."

    yes, it does pan out.... The Bible is clear that Jesus was crucified on the Passover, Friday, then buried later that (Friday) afternoon or evening before the Sabbath (Saturday) began, and then rose from the dead the first day of the week (Sunday). How could there be a fulfillment of Jesus' prediction that He would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth? What exactly does this mean? 3- literal 24- hour days or a statement related to a certain time period.

    In Old Testament the expression “one day and one night” was an idiom used often by the Jews for a day, even when it was applied to only a part of a day. The Jewish reference to this period as three days and three nights is strictly in accordance with the Jewish mode of reckoning. Evening and morning, or night and day, is the Hebrew phrase for a natural day. It was a maxim among the Jews in computing time, that a part of a day was to be received or computed as the whole.

    Christ was dead at three o’clock on Friday, they had before six o’clock, three hours to bury Him. After going through the red tape with the Romans it took less than an hour. The Jewish reckoning of time is found in the Jewish Talmud and the Babylonian Jerusalem Talmud (the commentaries of the Jews), said any part, an “onan”, any part of the day is considered a full day. On Friday before six o'clock by Jewish reckoning, any minute was considered one day and one night. From Friday night at six o'clock to Saturday at six o'clock, was another day and another night. From Saturday night to Sunday was a third day. Thus, Jesus was in the grave part of Friday (a whole “natural day”), through all of Saturday (the second day), and from Saturday at sunset a part of Sunday (the third day). Thus, it is likely that the part of the day (Friday) on which Jesus was crucified, the entire day He was in the grave (Saturday), and the part of the day on which He rose again (Sunday), estimated as entire days. The concept of three days would be an idiom, not necessarily meaning 3 full 24- hour periods.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 5:15:58 AM PST · 12 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to txrefugee
    "The observance of Sunday as the day of worship commemorates the resurrection of Jesus, the most important day in human history. “If Christ is not raised, your faith is futile, and you are still in your sins.” (I Corinthians 15:17)"

    Txrefugee, well said.... I totally agree with you.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 5:11:31 AM PST · 9 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Campion
    "The same people who instituted Sunday as the day of worship picked the books in your New Testament canon, and rejected others. How do you deal with that?"

    Why do some Roman Catholics think it has to be an "us against them" situation? Is it not possible that we both (RCs and Protestants) profess to worship the same God?

    The very beginning Christian worshipers were NOT Roman Catholics, they were Jews. Eventually, local churches ceased to be autonomous by giving way to the control of "bishops" ruling over hierarchies. The simple form of worship from the heart was replaced with the rituals and splendor devised by men. Ministers became "priests." The Roman Emperor Constantine established himself as the head of the church around 313 A.D., which made this new "Christianity" the official religion of the Roman Empire.

    Though history proves this RC church was corrupt in many ways, it is also true that many of its priests still held in their hearts the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we are all grateful that during these Dark Ages they preserved the Holy Scripture. I hope that we can all agree that it was the work of the Holy Spirit that certain biblical writings were chosen as the New Testament and then lovingly preserved.

    So to answer your question, or should I say challenge, I would say that as a Protestant, I hold the New Testament to be the "Holy Word of God" not because the RC church says it is, but because the Holy Spirit deemed it so and used the only available resource at the time to proclaim it and preserve it.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 4:51:08 AM PST · 5 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    Reply from a Protestant......

    "The New Testament makes it clear that the observance of a particular day was not imposed as a binding obligation. Romans 14:5-6 makes it clear that there was some freedom in the matter of special days. Colossians 2:16-17 commanded the church not to allow anyone to act as their judge in regard to sabbath days. And Galatians 4:9-10 warns against going back under the Law by insisting on the legal requirement of special days.

    The records that remain in the New Testament show that the first day of the week soon became a day of worship. When Paul wanted to collect an offering from the church at Corinth, he asked them to gather the money on the "first day of the week" (1 Cor. 16:2). And when he wanted to meet with the believers at Troas, the gathering took place "on the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread" (Acts 20:7).

    In Revelation 1:10, the apostle John described himself as being "in the Spirit on the Lord's Day." Most writers have thought he was referring to Sunday, so that our use of "the Lord's Day" as a term for Sunday comes from this verse.

    A person's decision concerning sabbath observance probably hinges on the question of how we view the entire Old Testament. If all of it is still binding on us, then so is the sabbath. If there are parts that are no longer binding because they were directed specifically to the Jewish nation, or because they were for ritual purposes, then the sabbath is open for discussion.

    No matter what position a person takes, it is important to recognize that God has a claim to all of my time. When I give Him one day of the week, it reminds me that He owns all seven!

  • Obama Romance Movie In the Works — and Searching for Its Young Barack

    12/06/2014 4:22:17 AM PST · 3 of 71
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Dallas59

    You forgot the BARF alert. LOL

  • Marauding pig and its woman owner forced off US Airway flight

    11/28/2014 6:06:21 AM PST · 52 of 75
    Apple Pan Dowdy to spokeshave
    Spokeshave, the article did NOT say she was carrying the pig in a duffle bag...... it said, "Jonathan Skolnik, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst told ABC News today he thought the woman was carrying a duffel bag and headed straight for the empty seat next to him."

    The eyewitness only said that he THOUGHT she was carrying the pig. I think that she was leading the pig on a leash and out of the corner of his eye, that must have looked like she had a big duffle bag.

  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare Was a Mistake

    11/26/2014 9:05:52 AM PST · 57 of 62
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Ann Archy

    You are so right about that, Ann.

  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare Was a Mistake

    11/26/2014 5:00:43 AM PST · 37 of 62
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Ann Archy
    "Good freaking grief!!! Insurance companies and lawyers are NOT the problem with healthcare!!!"

    Thank you for saying that. It is just what I wanted to say when I read post #6.

    In the beginning, the free market controlled the costs of medical care. Doctors and hospitals could not charge more that patients could pay, simply because if they did so then they would have no patients. There was help for he truly poor as they could pay "in kind" (with a chicken for example)and there were charity wards, etc. Then insurance companies came along and people could pay premiums to insure that if they had severe medical problems, they could still pay the bills. Of course, once the doctors and hospitals and pharmaceutical companies saw that no matter what they charged, the insurance companies would pay, so they began to raise their prices. The insurance companies responded by raising their premiums and the vicious cycle grew. Insurance got to be more expensive than most people could afford or that they wanted to pay. Businesses, thinking that they could attract and keep better qualified employees, began to offer to pay part or all of that insurance price as part of the employee compensation. The government stepped in and made all businesses over a certain size share the cost of insurance with their employees. That meant that insurance as compensation for good work, now lost its original value in that employees got it no matter who they worked for or how well they contributed to the business' profit. And of course the medical providers and insurance companies all saw that they could raise their prices again and again and someone would still pay. Prices have gone far past what all but the very wealthy can afford to pay...... reason, greed all around plus interference by the government who has no authority under the constitution to even be involved in this.

  • United Technologies CEO Chenevert Abruptly Steps Down (DoD contractor)

    11/24/2014 8:42:09 AM PST · 26 of 31
    Apple Pan Dowdy to txhurl
    "what are the main products this company supplies us?

    3 divisions: Otis Elevator, Carrier heating & air conditioning, and Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines

    My husband worked for the Otis division for 37 years.... GREAT company to work for!

  • Bizarre Pagan Influences on the U.S. National Mall

    11/24/2014 8:35:24 AM PST · 5 of 23
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Kozak

    Some wonder if it was rather the influence of the Masonic Order, who seem to profess in the higher levels that man can become gods.

  • Obama's Executive Amnesty Could Affect 1.6 Million in California

    11/21/2014 5:40:10 AM PST · 6 of 51
    Apple Pan Dowdy to pepsionice
    "But he made this a little bit more difficult than you’d imagine."

    Do you not remember when he said that we could absolutely keep our doctors, etc, etc, etc. Do you not know by now that he lies?

  • Obama's Immigration Speech In Full (VIDEO)

    11/21/2014 4:51:10 AM PST · 27 of 27
    Apple Pan Dowdy to JoeSeales
    "And I began by doing what I could to secure our borders. Today, we have more agents and technology deployed to secure our southern border than at any time in our history. And over the past six years, illegal border crossings have been cut by more than half. Although this summer, there was a brief spike in unaccompanied children being apprehended at our border, the number of such children is now actually lower than it’s been in nearly two years. Overall, the number of people trying to cross our border illegally is at its lowest level since the 1970s. Those are the facts."

    As soon as I heard those Lies, I knew the rest was BS

  • From Jesuit to Jesus

    11/18/2014 6:19:40 AM PST · 13 of 97
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Gamecock

    A beautiful testimony. Thanks for posting.

    I have to wonder though how many people the website scares away when it opens with multiple videos each with their own sound tracks, all playing at once.

    What impresses me a lot was what he said about his own experience of coming to know the true Christ..... nothing we say to our Roman Catholic friends here on Free Republic will alter their beliefs about their Roman church. It is only if one truly seeks a personal relationship with Christ that one ultimately finds it, just as Bob Bush did.

  • 2nd Grade Material Says: "The Government Gives Us Rights"

    11/18/2014 5:23:18 AM PST · 49 of 49
    Apple Pan Dowdy to reformedliberal
    "You cannot legislate in the name of God. We unfortunately do live in a world without recognition of God’s sovereignty. No one will accept “inalienable because of God” without then questioning all the evil and asking why God allows that to happen."

    First of all, no one has said anything about legislating (making laws) in the name of God. Our government makes laws in the name of the United States of America. We would hope and pray that these legislators do this with God's guidance and following God's moral standards. America was founded on a belief in and trust in God as our sovereign. We recognized that our basic freedom and rights were given to us by God and no one including our elected government could take them away.

    You said, "No one will accept “inalienable because of God, without questioning all the evil and asking why God allows that to happen.” WRONG. Only the Godless people question in that way. The Bible tells us that God did not create the world in the same state that it is now. God gives all of us the free will to choose between good or evil, and many choose to follow the ways of evil, we may also cause suffering to ourselves as the natural consequence of sinfulness and unwise actions. God may use physical evil (examples: Illness, pain, earthquakes, floods) for a higher purpose: to test us and prepare us for glory (1 Peter 1:6-7, 5:10, 2 Corinthians 12:7-9), or to make us more compassionate (2 Corinthians 1:3-6). The suffering we endure now will be more than compensated by the glory of eternal life (2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Philippians 1:21-23). Physical evil is one means God uses to accomplish His work on earth (John 9:1-3). It is very difficult to see any value in pain, suffering, loss of a loved one, disability, etc. However, these temporary evils are insignificant on the time scale of eternity, and they may just be a testing and preparation for better things to come. "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9)

    They can question all they want, but it does not change the truth that the only authority we can look to when we consider “inalienability" is God. God does not break His promises ..... but Kings and governments do lie and break promises.

    Yes, we have come a long way from Magna Carta, but it was a beginning and an inspiration.

  • 2nd Grade Material Says: "The Government Gives Us Rights"

    11/17/2014 6:37:55 AM PST · 29 of 49
    Apple Pan Dowdy to MrB
    MrB, You beat me to it, and said it much better than I did in my post #27. :)
  • 2nd Grade Material Says: "The Government Gives Us Rights"

    11/17/2014 6:26:43 AM PST · 27 of 49
    Apple Pan Dowdy to reformedliberal
    "Then the teachers can simply teach that basic rights are INHERENT within the condition of being a human being.......without believing in God."

    It is not as easy as you suggest. What do you say when a student says, "then why did no one recognize these human rights for all those many years throughout the history of the world? And why do many countries even today not recognize them (and to this 2nd question you cannot point out that people that do not believe in God as their supreme being, have someone else that they look to as being "supreme" and thus ruling over them.

    For, you see,if we cannot explain that the right is given (granted) by God, and we say it just "is" then the students cannot quite fathom how something just is, with no authority behind it. For instance, I can say, "I own this house, I am a homeowner." But in reality without a proper deed to show as evidence and authority, how would I be believed if questioned? I cannot just say, "I was just born with it, inherited it." Rather I need some entity with proper authority to back me up. Thus we cannot leave God out of the equation when we claim inalienable rights.

    America was founded upon the concept of the God of the Bible, and atheist can deny that all they want, but it does not change the facts. The government the founders set up allows people to chose to worship other than our God, or even to not worship any god. But they did not foresee a future where the God-less would actually be able to take over the country.

  • 2nd Grade Material Says: "The Government Gives Us Rights"

    11/17/2014 5:43:14 AM PST · 20 of 49
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Enlightened1

    Teacher’s basically have their hands tied and cannot explain UNALIENABLE rights and how they come from God, not the government, because the teachers are not allowed to mention God in the classroom. In many cases they risk being fired if they do mention God.

  • Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

    11/14/2014 4:42:30 AM PST · 67 of 118
    Apple Pan Dowdy to cynwoody
    "The criterion is whether a person is entitled to US citizenship by virtue of the circumstances of his birth. If so, then the person is natural born."

    The courts have established that "anchor babies" are American citizens even though neither parent has to be a citizen. Therefore they are "entitled to US citizenship by virtue of the circumstances of their birth"

    This begs the question, then, are these anchor babies natural citizens and thus qualified to become President of the United States, even though they may be raised by parents with contrary ideology and culture to the United States? What was the intent of the Constitution framers? Did they intend that future Presidents would have at least been raised with a loyalty to and a love for America?

    I believe the framers intent is clear, but their wording of the law somewhat ambiguous. We need to clear up this wording to come into focus with the intent. Because not doing so has left us with judges who can interpret the law to fit their own political leanings. And now we have a pResident (Obama) who was raised with a true hatred for everything America once stood for, and now a truly patriotic man with the potential to lead us back to sanity (Cruz) who may be deemed not eligible to become President.

  • The Classical Roots of ‘The Hunger Games’

    11/13/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · 9 of 29
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Ghost of JV
    "Sarah Palin of Alaska and Jan Brewer of Arizona - they ARE Katniss Everdeen."

    No they are not! Katniss does not in any way crave or want notoriety or fame, she just wants to be left alone to be herself. She rises to the challenge when needed, but never in any way craves to be in the lime light or to be a politician.

    I am betting there are "Katniss" people out there in our population, and I pray one day someone like her will rise to the challenge and lead us.

  • Home Depot blames security breach on Windows, executives given new MacBooks and iPhones

    11/10/2014 5:13:38 AM PST · 24 of 51
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Swordmaker
  • Climate change ‘making male bees more interested in sex than pollinating flowers’

    11/08/2014 8:54:16 AM PST · 33 of 42
    Apple Pan Dowdy to upcountryhorseman
    "“Male” bees don’t pollinate flowers, they just hang around the bee hive and fertilize the queen. The bees that pollinate the flowers are neuter."

    NOT exactly correct.

    True that male bees (drones) do no pollination. But they do not mate with their own queen. Thus they fly several miles away from their own hive to mate with a queen from another hive. A queen will only have one mating flight and from that stores the sperm that will last her the rest of her life. So you can see that the chances of a particular drone being the lucky (?) guy to get to mate is unlikely. Only a few of them get lucky and then die doing it. So there are not many drones produced in the hive. The queen actually controls how many drones are made. All the other bees are female and all the females except the queen are worker bees. These workers are NOT neuter . They are true females. Sometimes if the queen of the hive dies and the hive has none of her eggs at the right stage to raise one as a new queen, then a few of the workers will mate and lay eggs as an attempt to revive the hive. These worker laid eggs are not successful though so this attempt never really works properly.

  • Victoria Osteen in new TV special "Women of the Bible"

    11/07/2014 6:46:01 AM PST · 23 of 29
    Apple Pan Dowdy to MuttTheHoople
    "Producer Roma Downey said the special will shed light on some little known facts about the Bible's heroines."

    Right .......... I just bet they will be filling in the gaps where the Bible neglected to tell us the whole truth about women. Is this where they tell us that Mary Magdalene was actually the wife of Jesus? Or that Eve eating the apple was the greatest thing that ever happened to women, made them smarter than God Himeself, so it is really just fine and dandy to kill your unwanted babies (oops, I mean unwanted bumps) because we are all gods now with power over life?

  • By the way, House GOP still hasn’t filed that lawsuit challenging Obama’s executive overreach

    10/28/2014 3:54:35 AM PDT · 30 of 31
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Breto
    "Is nice to hope but heads up... there is no hope if your looking for the GOP to save us."

    You are correct. And I am certainly not depending on the GOPe to save us.

    I am looking for God to save us.

  • By the way, House GOP still hasn’t filed that lawsuit challenging Obama’s executive overreach

    10/27/2014 9:15:05 AM PDT · 7 of 31
    Apple Pan Dowdy to SeekAndFind

    I am hoping it is because GOP knows that they need House and Senate to impeach or even to win the law suit. So maybe they want to wait till after election. If they do it now it will just give the Dems more reason to go to the polls and vote to save Obama.

  • Calif. district to apologize to 11-year-old who didn't stand for pledge

    10/26/2014 8:00:18 AM PDT · 16 of 26
    Apple Pan Dowdy to PROCON

    I bet he and his parents have no problem handling money with the words “in God We Trust”

  • Top NIH official slams Ebola quarantines (will “disincentivize” healthcare volunteers)

    10/26/2014 7:55:36 AM PDT · 21 of 84
    Apple Pan Dowdy to maggief

    Didn’t I read on another thread that Doctors Without borders give their returning workers a month off with pay? So they won’t be out any pay while they are in quarantine.

  • Democrat Rep: ‘You Don’t Have a Right to Know’ What’s Going on in Your Government

    10/23/2014 6:29:40 AM PDT · 1 of 32
    Apple Pan Dowdy
  • Web site hosting choice

    10/20/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT · 34 of 47
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Monterrosa-24

    I am a web developer and have run a small successful business since 1999. I am not going to mention my business name since I am not trying to promote it here, just wanting to give you the advice you requested.

    I use my own dedicated servers for my clients because of the headaches, and problems at GoDaddy, as well as on many of the big commercial servers. Their business model is to cram thousands of websites on a server, assuming that they will not all be opened by viewers at the same time. Consequently their load time is slow but not too terribly slow until certain high column times. E-commerce stores will find that heavy shopping times, annoying to their visitors. Also email queues will be long so your mail will be slow going out and coming in. You run the risk of someone on your shared hosting IP sending spam and then all emails boxes on that shared IP are blacklisted for a few days, causing. Your mail to get rejected by people using mail filters.

    There is a good reason that serious businesses do not host on goDaddy. Thus the casual ads they do, geared towards the masses of casual users who are their target.

    So who to choose? My advice, NOT GoDaddy! Other than that, find a company that limits the sites they put on a server, to avoid overcrowding. Listen to people who have had good experiences, try it, and if problems crop up, move and try another. I finally gave up trying in 2002 and started using my own dedicated servers for my clients to avoid the problems.

    Advice on doing your own site........ Use a WordPress platform, it has very good SEO ..... Search engine optimization ... built in, and you need SEO! There are free Wordpress templates available, or very nice ones for $60 or so dollars. If you can’t afford a custom site built by a professional developer, WordPress is the next best option. If you have trouble figuring out how to install and use WordPress, then I guess Wix ... .... Is okay.... Not great, but okay.

  • Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

    10/20/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · 31 of 96
    Apple Pan Dowdy to free me

    I’m in. It’s Cruz or lose for sure. Now all of us who used to send money to the Republican Party, send it directly to Cruz instead, we could make sure he has the funds

  • 'Ebola suits' selling well at local health, nutrition store

    10/18/2014 5:19:20 AM PDT · 20 of 32
    Apple Pan Dowdy to 2ndDivisionVet
    Article said,"The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has yet to make any recommendations on dietary supplements to help prevent the Ebola virus."

    And they never will. The pharmaceutical industry is way too power with government.

    Example: My doc prescribed vitamin D for me. The prescription was for artificial Vit D made by the pharmaceutical industry. I refused it and bought natural vit D from the healthfood store, and my next blood test proved that it worked. The Doc, however, recorded on my record that I was uncooperative and would not take the prescribed med.

    My medicare supplement insurance would pay for the artificial Vit D but not the natural one.

  • Police Storm Temple Mount, Lock Rioters in Mosque

    10/13/2014 6:37:31 AM PDT · 20 of 36
    Apple Pan Dowdy to F15Eagle; 2ndDivisionVet
    "I’m asking if you are aware of the events that occur when that 3rd temple is present."

    Maranatha (come Lord Jesus!)

  • 20 Most Dangerous Cities in Georgia (my hometown is 10th - Douglas)

    10/12/2014 5:29:39 AM PDT · 43 of 47
    Apple Pan Dowdy to snuffy smiff

    Snuffy, You’re going to LOVE living in Hiawassee! My youngest son went his first two years of college to Young Harris College just 3 miles up the road from you.

    While he was there, we fell in love with the mountains and ended up buying some acreage and now we are building our retirement home in the mountains, and will move there full time when it is finished. We settled on a location some ways north of you, but same concept, small mountain town. We have found that our neighbors, for the most part, are God-fearin’, gun-tottin’, self-reliant, and America-lovin’ people.

  • Help! 'Puter Help Needed

    10/08/2014 6:35:39 AM PDT · 23 of 52
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Bigg Red

    There is a function where you can use your mouse to make the text bigger to read on a web page. You hold down the Ctrl key and roll the mouse’s roller bar upwards to make it bigger and downwards to make it smaller.

    Perhaps that is what you accidentally did.

    To put the size back to the default size..... hold down the Ctrl key and hit the zero key.

  • I need help choosing a good probiotic

    10/05/2014 8:10:59 AM PDT · 12 of 75
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Marie

    ping to self.... to watch future additions to this thread

  • Climate change finds a place in faith

    09/28/2014 6:40:45 AM PDT · 24 of 48
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Flavious_Maximus
    "The leftist have successfully infiltrated and taken over many Christian denominations, Catholic, Episcopalian, Presbyterian churches to name a few."

    Be careful how you lump general titles into one category unfairly. There are distinct branches of the Presbyterian church, for example. It was for the very reason you mentioned, of leftist successfully infiltrating and taking over, that caused the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America)to split off from the other Presbyterian churches. The PCA sends NO money to the National Council of Churches, sermons are studies of the Bible rather than books or topics instituted by men, beliefs are conservative.

    Please do not accuse the PCA of "drinking the Cool-Aid", for that is far far from the truth, I can assure you!

  • USC’s Black Twitter Study Draws Criticism From Black Twitter

    09/07/2014 4:18:59 AM PDT · 19 of 23
    Apple Pan Dowdy to 2ndDivisionVet
    " One thing you don’t want to do is get Black Twitter upset."

    Why is that? - ahhhh, because then they would start looting and burning down e-stores!

  • 1,500-year-old Papyrus the Last Supper gives valuable insight into Christianity

    09/07/2014 4:00:27 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Tilted Irish Kilt

    You are right.

    I guess the left is always looking for a way to give ligitamacy to pagan satanic “magic”, ie: if Christians in the Bible did it then it is of God.

    Also funny how they don’t believe in the Bible, but will use it to try to prove ligitamacy.

  • Here’s the ENTIRE ’13 Hours’ Fox News special with eyewitness accounts of Benghazi

    09/06/2014 9:04:12 AM PDT · 20 of 35
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Apple Pan Dowdy

    ping.... to watch later

  • Beyonce the "Feminist." (Vanity - LOL!!

    08/26/2014 5:22:34 AM PDT · 15 of 18
    Apple Pan Dowdy to RginTN
    "Beyonce musical voice isn’t smooth like Lena Horn. I don’t get her fame.

    Her fame, along with some other stars like Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera,to name a few; comes from selling their souls to Satan. Google Beyonce's godess worship - images, and you will find image after image clearly showing this. In her SuperBowl performance she mimicked channeling demons while wearing a leather costume embroidered with the Baphomet symbol. She poses frequently with symbols of Satan. Her video, “Drunk in Love”, is a symbolic pornographic orgy, riddled with ancient devil worship symbols. I could go on and on, but you get the picture, and it's not pretty.

  • Scotland will be the wealthiest country ever to have gained its independence

    08/25/2014 5:39:46 AM PDT · 29 of 38
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Berlin_Freeper

    As an American of Scottish decent, I love this song. And I really loved one of the comments made under the song as it was so apropos.... “...bear in mind the hundreds that fought over the centuries for a independent Scotland and do not fear to be free!”


    That is a truth we here in America need to be remembering and espousing. As our nanny-state grows, so many Americans are fearful of being responsible for themselves, of earning their own living. Why is that? Are we as a nation loosing our yearning for freedom? And if so, then will we inevitably lose our freedom?

    To me there is a lesson here from my brave Scottish ancestors ..... “DO NOT FEAR TO BE FREE.”

  • Doctor Who fans, how was it?

    08/24/2014 7:11:55 AM PDT · 16 of 31
    Apple Pan Dowdy to MNDude

    I’ve been disconsolate since David Tennant left. To me, he portrayed the real spirit of the Doctor.

  • Interesting phone call I just received

    08/23/2014 9:11:46 AM PDT · 72 of 110
    Apple Pan Dowdy to The Working Man
    Try this.... it worked for me:

    I was getting some days 10 calls a day from the same “card services” scammer with caller ID showing a number that was my number except for a different last digit.

    I called ATT (my phone service company) and pressed the connection number for the “cancel my service” department. Told the nice ATT rep who answered, about the numerous scam calls and said that if we could not find a solution that I would need to cancel my 2 land lines and use only my Verizon cell phone from now on.

    First she tried to tell me that there was nothing ATT could do about it, and that I simply needed to go sign up for the National do-not-call list. I told her that if that was my only option since the list was a joke, then cancellation of ATT was the only answer to the problem.

    She gave me “call blocking” at no charge, entered in the offending phone number, and said to try that, which I agreed to hold off on the cancellation of ATT for a few days to see if this option worked. I didn't have a whole lot of faith, thinking scammers would just change the number 1 by 1 digit and keep calling.

    Sure enough they did call about an hour later with caller ID changed by one digit.

    But then, right after that........ all the spammer calls from them stopped completely. It has been a week now and no more calls from them. Not sure if ATT did something or if the spammers have been put out of business.

  • Greenfield: Hiroshima's Lessons for the War on Terror

    08/11/2014 5:59:20 AM PDT · 28 of 32
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Louis Foxwell

    I watched the movie, Lone Survivor, last night on the Roku.
    It is based on the true story of the failed United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track Taliban leader Ahmad Shah.

    While the four SEALs are in surveillance position watching the Taliban and Ahmad Shah, three goat herders (an old man and 2 teens) happen upon them. Their dilemma is whether to kill the goat herders, or tie them up in which case wolves would probably eat them when night came, or let them go free. Their orders were to NOT engage so killing would have meant possible later court martial, and one of the SEAL’s brought up the fact that they could not in good conscious murder three “innocent civilians”. The SEAL’s decided to let them go, and run like crazy back to where they would have radio contact to call for extraction.

    Well, you already can guess what those three “innocent civilians” did as soon as they were let go. They ran directly to the Taliban, who then came after the SEALs faster than they could get radio contact, and the rest of the movie is the bloody chase. That bad decision to show mercy to the enemy cost all (including eight men on a helicopter that was shot down while trying to rescue them) but a Lone Survivor their lives.

    How many more of our brave soldiers will the golfer-in-chief allow to die before we get serious about defeating the Muslim terrorists?

  • Some 30K Unaccompanied Minors to Attend Public US Schools This Year

    08/09/2014 6:47:06 AM PDT · 13 of 33
    Apple Pan Dowdy to markomalley

    As most of us here at FR already know....
    The Constitution gives the federal government NO ROLE in education whatsoever. Because education is not an enumerated power delegated to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, it is clearly a power left to state and local governments, or to individuals, per the Tenth Amendment which states:
    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”