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Posts by D521646

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  • When did Rick Perry turn into... this guy?

    09/23/2011 7:28:27 AM PDT · 66 of 86
    D521646 to Jonty30
    Well, I haven't watched the debates thus far other than a few snipps.. However, has anyone stopped to consider that although Perry's delivery needs to be cleaned up, his theme is correct. What do you do with the 15 or so million illegals that have children here? Ya know, other than sneaking in to our country (What would you do if you lived in Mexico and wanted a better life for your kids but couldn't afford the roughly $6K it takes in forms, and filing to get legally here - I know how much it is and how long it takes I am a permanent resident from Canada cira 1998) as the major offense to American’s paying taxes, most of these people are good honest, and decent people. The crime rate among just the illegals is no more, and is in fact much less than the crime rate of blacks in this country as a percentage..

    Don't want to call it amnesty, ok, well fine, but if you have a way to solve this problem without offering those good hard working people a chance at the American dream, and live within the constitution then I'm all ears..

    So, fellow Freepers.. What's your solution to the illegal problem? What, deport all of them? yeah, right, like that's working out well. Amnesty, Oops sorry, ugly word around here, or some effort to keep the good one’s who's only crime was looking for a better life is I'm afraid the only logical solution, PERIOD!

    Tim-

  • “Gay History” Law Halted By Referendum Drive

    07/22/2011 3:03:40 PM PDT · 19 of 25
    D521646 to jongaltsr

    Hey dude, I’m no homophile.. I deplore homosexuals, and what their agenda is doing to our society, but I’m a stickler for the truth.. Your article although interesting tells me nothing, and sure as hell doesn’t support your claim. I don’t need to see a doctor to answer my question. I already know how HIV is transmitted, and to my knowledge the female sexual system is very adept at fighting off bacteria, and disease from foreign bodies.. I don’t dispute that claim, only the claim that it is male on male anal sex that manifests HIV? If that were the case, we would see it in more women who have anal sex as well, but we don’t, so...

    Tim-

  • “Gay History” Law Halted By Referendum Drive

    07/22/2011 2:28:43 PM PDT · 13 of 25
    D521646 to jongaltsr

    Yes, well although it sounds plausable, it isn’t science at all until it has some teeth to it.. So you have no link then?

    Tim-

  • “Gay History” Law Halted By Referendum Drive

    07/22/2011 1:49:03 PM PDT · 9 of 25
    D521646 to jongaltsr

    Do you have any proof of this claim?

    Tim-

  • The Three Biggest Lies About the Economy

    06/29/2010 10:48:07 AM PDT · 11 of 26
    D521646 to BenLurkin

    Hehehe.. Now that’s funny! This guy Brett Arends is a flaming liberal, and not a particularily savvy economist. I know, he’s not an economist, but his article history suggests he thinks he is. On the contrary, this article above, which, as it happens, is a perfect textbook example of propaganda, and the appeal to authority fallacy, is inconsistent with his opinion on economic matters just this month alone.

    So Brett, you can’t have ti both ways. Is the economy good, or is it gooder? :)

    Tim-

  • Knoxville Father Wants Biology Book Banned

    04/09/2010 11:13:56 AM PDT · 87 of 117
    D521646 to kosciusko51
    Fair enough.

    My current hypothesis is one which isn't exactly an “un-caused, cause”, but rather a caused, but uncaring, uninterested, unmanaged, event. This leads to the ultimate conclusion that there may have been a creator, but it isn't the one many religions might think, and hope it to be. In this sense, to believe in a God that has no interest, or otherwise any benevolence towards humanity specifically is, counter-intuative, and ultimately unproductive.

    The only veracity in such a belief is that, there is, or was a God that created the universe. The only comfort in that is that, given my premise, we can attain this level of understanding, and perhaps do it all differently? I'm comforted enough by this philosophy - it changes little my direction in life, and I need not believe in any afterlife for me to live a moral, virtuous existence. I know that one day, someday in the distant future, we humans can reach a level of understanding that will give us the foresight to know God, and even become God. Perhaps, the God we all envisioned to begin with, is the illusionary a priori of ourselves; maybe some massive, collective deja vu. :)

    I don't know for sure, of course. But it's a good exercise for the brain regardless.

    Tim-

  • Knoxville Father Wants Biology Book Banned

    04/09/2010 10:09:50 AM PDT · 82 of 117
    D521646 to kosciusko51
    “From where do you derive this presupposition?”

    Well, that would be self evident, wouldn't it? I will be smarter (loose term) tomorrow than I am today.. :)

    “This is a logical fallacy.”

    Oh, and which fallacy would that be? The truth of the premise assures the truth of the conclusion. It is one thing to say that you disagree with the premise, but I would then ask for a compelling argument that disproves the premise.

    “Agreed, but from where did this intelligence come from? From blind, random luck?”

    It doesn't need to come from anywhere in order for the premise to be true; it only need be present.

    “I have posited earlier on this thread (post 43) that since we are here, we are here either by accident or design.”

    By accident, I assume you mean random chance? Accident implies a priori intent.

    “If we are here by accident, there is no God”

    Now, this ^^ is a logical fallacy.

    “just a universe that will expand to heat death, or collapse back on itself, and there is nothing ultimately to be learned with this intelligence we have been given.”

    Another fallacy ^^ What are the limits on intelligence, and knowledge?

    “However, if we are here by design, it would make sense that we were given this intelligence to explore the universe to see the designer's intent.”

    Making sense, is the crux of the issue. There is no “sense” in the design of the universe that would suggest your assumption to be true. God, may well have simply begun the process, from another period, and as a result may have even destroyed itself. In this vein, perhaps the “intent” is to not make the same mistake, but now we're entering the realm of metaphysical-analysis. It, at our current level of understanding is an exercise in futility. :)

    Tim-

  • Knoxville Father Wants Biology Book Banned

    04/09/2010 9:15:13 AM PDT · 78 of 117
    D521646 to green pastures

    The axiom is only in the statement that, a “myth” is unknown, unseen, unknowable. I belong in no camp, per se. I believe in God, just not the God that many Christian’s, Jews (Of which I am born), and Islam. My belief is that it is not unreasonable to presuppose that with enough luck, and over time, humans can know all there is to know about the universe. If it is logical to accept this premise, then, and only then, one can accept that, if it is possible for humans to become God-like, then it is also possible to assume that something has come before us.

    In this sense, I believe in God-like, entities. My God may, or may not care one iota about that which it has created, only that it had created it. In many ways this is tantamount to keeping an ant colony, caring for it, watching over it, and fully understanding that you hold the entire fate of this colony in your hands. You may not even care after a while, what happens to the ants, you did not create the ants, but the ants, in this scenario are merely for illustration. The ants, are synonymous to the elements available to you in the macro, as opposed to the micro.

    It’s also possible I’m completely wrong about it all. It is however, reasonable to presuppose that I might be right. It is incumbent on those that believe in God, to question their beliefs, reconcile them, and come to their own personal conclusions, and I NEVER admonish anyone for their well reasoned, and thought out philosophies on God, or anything for that matter. We have been adorned with the gift of thought, and intelligence. We should use it, and we are. Science and religion are not so far apart, in fact, many times they arrive at exactly the same cross-road.

    Tim-

  • Palin: Obama Asking for 'Punch in the Face' (Nuclear Disarmament and Retaliation)

    04/08/2010 12:55:30 PM PDT · 20 of 68
    D521646 to JoSixChip

    It’s comical if it wasn’t so sad. It’s what happens when you (Not you, you) elect community organizers, with no college paper trail, no nothing that ties him remotely to anything classically American, as CAC.

    Just hoping that the rest of my fellow Jews (Yes I’m the one Jew that voted for McCain) see through this man, and throw him out come 2012..

    Tim-

  • Paladino Speaks at Raucous Tea Party Event

    04/08/2010 12:50:20 PM PDT · 9 of 15
    D521646 to BfloGuy

    I like this guys as well. Living in Rochester, I’ve had some opportunity to hear him speak. It’s no politico that for sure..

    Tim-

  • For the Wealthy, Less in Taxes is not Always More

    04/08/2010 10:45:07 AM PDT · 20 of 47
    D521646 to Diana in Wisconsin

    What an idiot! Seriously, Savage is correct, liberlism is a mental disorder.. LOL

    Tim-

  • Mexican Official: 'Survivor' Producer Suspect in Wife's Death

    04/08/2010 10:43:28 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    D521646 to BunnySlippers

    “Moon Palace”.. Wow, I’ve stayed there numerous times..

    Tim-

  • Knoxville Father Wants Biology Book Banned

    04/08/2010 10:23:43 AM PDT · 32 of 117
    D521646 to green pastures

    Please elaborate on what exactly? My statement was an axiomatic truth. The premise of the Bible that claims there is a God, is mythical, unseen, unknown, unknowable.

    To the other poster: I see no inherent contradiction between a belief in intelligent design, and evolution. In fact, in the realm of contemporary physics, scientists are stuck. They’ve conjured up fantasies such as M-Theory, String theory, multiverse, and extra dimensions; all, as it would imply, a fantasy in realistic parlance.

    Tim-

  • Knoxville Father Wants Biology Book Banned

    04/08/2010 9:42:08 AM PDT · 7 of 117
    D521646 to stuartcr
    The Bible itself is not a myth, the context, and premise of the Bible is mythical. Juts like any other myth. I see his point that, to religious children, reading something like this will invariably draw questions. I empathize with him, and I think he has made his point, however, I doubt the school will capitulate?

    Tim-

  • Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'

    04/07/2010 9:08:56 AM PDT · 126 of 449
    D521646 to SnakeDoctor

    If you’re going to fight the good fight, regardless of cause, one might deduce that one should fight the good fight when the battle lines are drawn down the middle of your house. Adults, are generally immune to the effects of homosexual influence, however, there is a good deal of data that suggests that children, and particularly adolescent kids, that are most susceptible. Why, you might ask? Well, it is incontrovertibly established that our pre frontal cortex isn’t fully mature until roughly age 18 - 21 in most kids. That means that our ability to properly reason, and rationalize based on fully understanding external forces isn’t well honed until after that age.

    How many times have you heard of a perfectly functioning adult heterosexual turning gay? It doesn’t happen, it does however, happen sometime in a child’s maturation. We don’t know exactly how, but, despite the homosexual agenda’s claims that people are born gay, there is absolutely zero, zip, zilch evidence that supports this theory. Armed with this intimate knowledge of how the brain works, and how we reason, and throw in some anecdotal support, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put two-and-two together.

    Kids need to defend themselves from danger. They’re not equipped to do it biologically, and or psychologically until they reach adulthood. It is our responsibility as parents (I have 4 children) to show them how to spot the danger, and how best to deal with it. I’ve done the research, spent hours and hours on the topic, read all there is to read on the subject, and I’m quite certain that my pre frontal cortex is in good working order.

    Even with the defenseless, immature child, nature thought it through. Not all kids are susceptible, but some are, and adding other external prerequisites, we have a situation whereby some kids, unbeknownst to the bewildered parent, may fall into the trap that is homosexuality, and its influence.

    Tim-

  • Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'

    04/07/2010 8:54:35 AM PDT · 93 of 449
    D521646 to SnakeDoctor
    Spare us the sanctimony... Tim-
  • British military insider: World War III is being staged; starting with Israel and Iran

    02/23/2010 11:15:45 AM PST · 195 of 205
    D521646 to TaraP

    Utterly pathetic article.. Whoever posted this needs to shake their head.. :) Sheesh!

    Tim-

  • Banks Are Hoarding So Much Cash That You Could Cut It In Half, And It Would Still Be Way Too Much

    02/18/2010 11:57:55 AM PST · 26 of 50
    D521646 to blam

    First of all it’s NOT cash per se. It’s deposited capital. Beware of these kinds of stories. I’m NO fan of the banks in this country, and I’d like to stage my own coup, namely have at least 1/3rd of all American’s withdraw their money for a month or two.. But this article is inaccurate, in that, it tries to portray that the banks have actual CASH on hand.. It is not the case.

    Tim-

  • Spotlight on Leftist Feminist Thinking: Don’t Acknowledge Fetuses!

    02/18/2010 9:55:50 AM PST · 6 of 10
    D521646 to Psycho_Bunny

    I have never seen a good looking feminist babe? They all seem to be men hating, lesbians, with cropped hair?? I’m not joking, I am yet to see one that is enough of a looker to look twice.. Now, that is the “traditonal” form of feminism, the contemporary feminist is what I akin to the likes of Sarah Palin. Now she’s a looker.. :)

    Oh, feminists hate Sarah Palin... Go figure? :)

    Tim-

  • VIDEO: Mistrial In Corruption Case Against Detroit Politico Sam Riddle: Race An Alleged Factor

    02/18/2010 9:21:16 AM PST · 2 of 3
    D521646 to AtlasStalled

    Boy this stuff really gets my blood boiling....

    Tim-